Taking Back Sunday Announce 'Tidal Wave' UK Tour For 2017.

Taking Back Sunday.#Tuesday 13th September 2016
To celebrate the release of their new album, 'Tidal Wave', released this Friday on Hopeless Records, TAKING BACK SUNDAY are pleased to announce a UK & Ireland headline tour for February.

The'Tidal Wave' UK tour will bring the band to the following cities and venues:
FEBRUARY
11: BELFAST Limelight
12: DUBLIN Vicar Street
14: GLASGOW o2 ABC
15: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
16: LONDON o2 Forum Kentish Town
17: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
18: NORWICH UEA

Support on all dates comes from Frank Iero And The Patience, who release new album 'Parachutes' on October 28th.

Pre-sale ticket bundles are available from 9am on Wednesday 14th September.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 16th September at: http://gigst.rs/tbsunday
It's difficult to believe that Tidal Wave is Taking Back Sunday's seventh album. While most of their peers have either broken up, faded away or reunited to capitalise on the emo scene's wildfire revival, Taking Back Sunday have consistently plugged along and continued to reinvent themselves regardless of what was trendy at the time. "By the time most bands get to this point in their career they are pretty set in what they do but we were really mindful about approaching our musical ideas differently this time around and staying true to where the five of us are in our lives right now," frontman Adam Lazzara explains. "This album is truly an expression of what Taking Back Sunday is during this snapshot in time as opposed to what we think people expect from our band."

 The Kenneths And WACO For Co-Headline Tour.

The Kenneths.Tuesday 13th September 2016
London punks THE KENNETHS and WACO are teaming up for a co-headline tour of the UK! The hotly-tipped bands will play the following venues:

SEPTEMBER
28: KINGSTON UPON THAMES New Noise @ Bacchus (18+)

OCTOBER
03: LONDON The Black Heart (18+) *
04: MILTON KEYNES Crauford Arms (14+)
05: NORWICH The Owl Sanctuary (18+)
06: MANCHESTER Factory (14+)
09: GLASGOW 13th Note (18+)
10: NEWCASTLE Think Tank (14+)
12: YORK Fibbers (14+)
13: BIRMINGHAM The Asylum (14+)
14: SWANSEA Sin City (16+)
15: SOUTHAMPTON Aftershow @ WTF Fest (18+) *

* The Kenneths only

 Electric Six To Release New Album and Tour The UK'.

Electric Six.Tuesday 13th September 2016
Eternal life can seem like an eternity. Ask any vampire. The continuous march of sun ups, sun downs, transformations of form, seductions, cape fittings and exsanguinations… eventually it all just becomes an endless, tired routine. It all seems so exciting and so sexy to those of us who operate knowing we have limited time. But ask any vampire about the downside of eternal life, and you won’t be surprised to hear tales of binge eating garlic bread just to feel the hurt…or of the occasional dangling of a wooden stake just over the centre of the rib cage.

Electric Six knows all about eternal life. Electric Six has been around forever and it can never die. That’s lovely…but it’s also very tiring. You are witnessing Electric Six come at you with its twelfth studio album in as many years, and you are seeing some very tired vampires, Jack. But Electric Six still smells blood…and that blood …is you. And it is you… who will give us new life.

‘Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres’ is the new release by Electric Six on Metropolis Records. One listen and you will immediately understand that the sexiest vampires are urban vampires. Where E6 has dabbled in dance, hip-hop and R&B here and there in the past, ‘Fresh Blood…’ is the whole enchilada. It is thirteen songs designed to make the listener interested in smooth and nasty fuckin’, the way they do it in the city.

From the Grandmaster Flash-inspired ‘Number Of The Beast’ to the super smooth tour of the NYC outer boroughs ‘Mood Is Improving’, the listener finds himself immediately deposited into an urban drop zone with hustlas and dickblockas coming from behind every corner.

The radio-ready pop hits ‘I’ll Be In Touch’ and ‘Dance With Dark Forces’ are the tracks that get the listener off the street and into the club. And it would not be an Electric Six album without an epic closer, that being the beautiful and haunting ‘Spacewalkin’’, the ballad that assures the listener that the vampire has now fed and will live a thousand more years, albeit in outer space.

Electric Six changes more frequently than change itself, but ultimately this just means they’re never gonna put out the same album twice. ‘Fresh Blood for Tired Vampires’ is poppy and smooth, nasty and raw…and oh so life affirming, especially if you are undead. Get your copy when it comes out on Metropolis Records on 7th October. And come see Electric Six on their ‘Just Another Dickblocka on the I.R.T.’ tour, which visits 17 UK/RoI towns in November and December. The full list and ticket info is as follows :

06.11.16 DEAL - Hole In The Roof http://bit.ly/2cvINwM
07.11.16 HULL - Fruit http://bit.ly/2cNN2Bw
08.11.16 LOWESTOFT - The Aquarium, Claremont Pier http://bit.ly/2chK74h
09.11.16 READING - Sub 89 http://bit.ly/1ryhbe0
22.11.16 NEWCASTLE - O2 Academy 2 http://bit.ly/2c7DWko
23.11.16 MANCHESTER - Academy 3 http://bit.ly/2c7ENBL
24.11.16 GLASGOW - Oran Mor http://bit.ly/2cgCJVq
25.11.16 BELFAST - Limelight http://bit.ly/2cjsMZh
26.11.16 DUBLIN - The Academy http://bit.ly/2c3n4wT
27.11.16 LIVERPOOL - O2 Academy 2 http://bit.ly/2cnGHPc
29.11.16 YORK - Fibbers http://bit.ly/2cnGqLU
30.11.16 BIRMINGHAM - O2 Academy 2 http://bit.ly/2chMKDa
01.12.16 SHEFFIELD - O2 Academy 2 http://bit.ly/2cB6kuJ
02.12.16 LONDON - O2 Academy, Islington http://bit.ly/2cnHGPc
03.12.16 BRIGHTON - Concorde 2 http://bit.ly/2cEzlUS
04.12.16 CARDIFF - The Globe http://bit.ly/2c1LB09
05.12.16 SWANSEA - The Scene http://bit.ly/2cQAtbv

 Frank Iero To Support Taking back Sunday On UK Tour.

Taking Back Sunday.Tuesday 13th September 2016
FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE are proud to announce themselves as main support on Taking Back Sunday's February 2017 tour before heading to Europe & Russia . Full dates for the tour are below.

TAKING BACK SUNDAY TOUR:
Saturday 11th February Belfast Limelight
Sunday 12th February Dublin Vicar Street
Tuesday 14th February Glasgow O2 ABC
Wednesday 15th February O2 Ritz
Thursday 16th February London O2 Kentish Town Forum
Friday 17th February Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 18th February Norwich UEA
Monday 20th February Cologne Luxor
Tuesday 21st February Berlin Lido
Thursday 23rd February Munich Ampere
Friday 24th February Stuttgart Club Cann
Saturday 25th February Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg

Tickets on general sale 16th September

FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE Russian Tour Dates:
Saturday 11th March Moscow YotaSpace
Sunday 12th March Nizhniy Novgorod Milo Concert
Tuesday 14th March Ekaterinburg Teleclub
Wednesday 15th March Omsk Angar
Thursday 16th March Novosibirsk Otpusk
Saturday 18th March Krasnoyarsk Era
Monday 20th March Irkutsk Megapolis
Wednesday 22nd March Khabarovsk Velicano 
Thursday 23rd March Vladivostok Fesco Hall
Saturday 25th March Krasnodar Arena Hall
Sunday 26th March Rostov-On-Don Stereobaza
Monday 27th March Voronezh Aura 
Wednesday 29th March St Petersburg Cosmonaut

FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE will release their second album 'Parachutes' on 28th October via Hassle Records. The record was produced by the legendary team that is Ross Robinson & Steve Evetts in California earlier this year.  "It's a team that had been on my mind for a while. I heard stories about Ross that scared me to death... but honestly nothing could have prepared me for the reality of what it is like to work with him" says singer Frank Iero.  "It was the most heartbreaking yet uplifting, depleting yet inspiring experience I have ever had. I found out things about myself and the songs I was writing that changed me forever. I am so proud of this record, it really took everything I had, and I know I could not have made it with anyone else."

As with any new album, the band has a chance to grow and evolve into something else, to challenge all perceptions and become a new version of what it once was, and as such comes a name change- FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE.  "When I first started this journey I brought a band along that filled in the gaps of what I lacked. I was uncomfortable in my position so I brought a celebration or a cellabration to distract from my awkwardness. Now in my life I need to learn how to slow down and love where I am. I need the patience to appreciate the now." says Frank Iero.

The album 'Parachutes' is 12 songs of controlled chaos which shows FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE at their absolute best.
Listen to lead single "I'm A Mess' here.
A message from Frank Iero

"Parachutes are life saving devices. We rely on them to bring us back from the brink of death. Whether we fall or jump they are the only things keeping us alive. Such as with life, we are all just falling or plunging to an eventual end, but the love of my family and my ability to create art and music has always been my parachute.
 
The act of living can be random and strange, beautiful and ugly at the same time and the only thing that is undeniably certain is eventually we are all gonna hit the ground. Some of us plummet at an incredible rate and it's over in a flash, but some of us get saved and are able to enjoy the view for a little while....
 
This album is one of my parachutes. xo frnk."


 
Full tracklisting below:

1. World Destroyer
2. Veins! Veins!! Veins!!!
3. I'm A Mess
4. They Wanted Darkness...
5. I'll Let You Down
6. Remedy
7. Dear Percocet, I Don't Think We Should See Each Other Anymore.
8. Miss Me
9. Oceans
10. The Resurrectionist, or An Existential Crisis in C#
11. Viva Indifference
12. 9-6-15

 Knocked Loose Stream Album.

Knocked Loose.Tuesday 13th September 2016
Kentucky hardcore band Knocked Loose have debuted a stream of their new album, Laugh Tracks. The band's highly-anticipated, debut full-length record will be released on Friday 16th September via Pure Noise Records.

You can stream the album HERE
Fans can pre-order the album now at http://smarturl.it/LaughTracks.
 
 
Knocked Loose's new record features a blistering collection of furious hardcore, including standout tracks like "Deadringer" and "Oblivions Peak." The band is currently supporting the album on tour in North America with Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path and Expire. Follow them at https://www.facebook.com/KnockedLoose for more updates.


You can see Knocked Loose in the UK this winter Supporting Counterparts and Expire at the dates below:
29 Nov - Southampton, United Kingdom - Talking Heads
30 Nov - Plymouth, United Kingdom - The Hub
1 Dec - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Clwb Ifor Bach
2 Dec - Glasgow, United Kingdom - The Cathouse
3 Dec - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sound Control
4 Dec - Huddersfield, United Kingdom - The Parish
5 Dec - Norwich, United Kingdom - Owl Sanctuary
6 Dec - London, United Kingdom - The Underworld Camden
Laugh Tracks Track List:
1. Oblivions Peak
2. Deadringer
3. The Rain
4. Blood Will Have Blood
5. Counting Worms
6. My Heroes
7. Billy No Mates
8. Last Words
9. No Thanks
10. A Fetish
11. Laugh Tracks

 Lower Than Atlantis Release Video For 'Work For It'.

Lower Than Atlantis.Monday 12th September 2016
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS have unveiled a brand new video for their huge new single, "Work For It" taken for their forthcoming album due out 2017 & follows on from the bands most successful album to date 'Lower Than Atlantis' released in Autumn 2014 which saw them sell over double their previous record sales in the UK, have 5 BBC Radio 1 playlisted singles with over 750 plays combined as well as numerous sold out tours.  

"''Work For It' is about making a choice. You either have a choice to sit on your arse and hope things come your way or get up, get to work and put in the effort and perseverance you need to get what you want. It's about all the times we or other people we know could have given in but haven't, and a wake up call to all those who just wait for everything to come their way.  The video is about making a choice, is it the right one? Who knows." says the band about the new song.

You can watch the video HERE

LOWER THAN ATLANTIS had a triumphant return to Reading & Leeds Festival last month with their huge performance on the main stage.
The band will return for a headline UK tour in March 2017. This will be their biggest tour to date and sees them play London's iconic Brixton Academy.

"It's weird to think that our band was nearly done some 2 years ago, and now we're headlining the biggest venues we ever have! Last time I was at Brixton Academy, I was getting chucked out and now I'll be standing on the stage!  You all know we have been hiding away in our studio since December working on new music. We're about halfway done and it sounds fucking HARD. See you at the shows" says singer Mike Duce.

Full dates are below:
THURSDAY 09 MARCH Norwich UEA
FRIDAY 10 MARCH O2 Academy Birmingham
SATURDAY 11 MARCH Manchester Academy
MONDAY 13 MARCH O2 Academy Leeds
TUESDAY 14 MARCH O2 Academy Newcastle
WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH ABC Glasgow
FRIDAY 17 MARCH O2 Academy Brixton, London
SATURDAY 18 MARCH The Great Hall, Cardiff

 NOFX Gearing Up To Release New Album.

NOFX.Monday 12th September 2016
Today marks the release of “Oxy Moronic,” the third track and lead single from the upcoming NOFX album First Ditch Effort.  That’s not even the half of it.  The comedic geniuses at Funny or Die made the video for the song!

Fat Mike explains, “I thought it was a long shot, but I sent our new song “Oxy Moronic” to my friend at Funny or Die to see if they wanted to use it for something. He played it for some people and next thing I know, they asked if they could make a video for it! Funny or Die made a fucking video for NOFX! How cool is that?!?!?! Plus, they recruited a bunch of their comedian friends to be in it too!!! There’s even that guy from ‘Sons of Anarchy' in it!"

Director Bradly Schulz adds, “I could go on and on about how fun it was to work with a band I’ve loved for over twenty years, but this is punk rock. So forget it. Instead I’m going to turn up the volume on this new single and ask my buddy Geoff to smash a beer bottle on my head.”

First Ditch Effort drops on October 7 and is now available for pre-order! Grab it from iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play and you’ll get an immediate download of “Oxy Moronic,” as well as “Six Years on Dope” and “I Don’t Like Me Anymore”.  Think you can handle more good news? NOFX have announced a tour behind First Ditch Effort with New Orleans maniacs, PEARS and Israel punkers, Useless ID.  Presale tickets and a limited number of Merch/Ticket packages will be available starting today at 12pm local venue time.  Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, September 16 at 10am local venue time.  Visit http://www.fatwreck.com/tour for more info.


Let’s be real: What’s really left to say about NOFX? For over thirty years the reigning kings of punk rock have remained relevant by continuing to push the boundaries of their music, lyrics and good taste in a way that’s as endearing as it is infectious. For that reason it’s remarkably apt that the band’s latest LP First Ditch Effort is also their thirteenth because ominous black clouds hang over this collection of songs that see frontman/bassist Fat Mike exploring self-loathing and mortality in a more raw and honest way than he ever has before. Mike credits much of this to the writing process behind NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub And Other Stories, the band’s New York Times Bestselling memoir that forced him to confront his ghosts and revisit his past in ways that weren’t always comfortable.

“This album is more personal than anything I’ve ever done before because once we put everything out there in the book it opened all of these doors are far as what I want to sing about” Fat Mike explains. However this wouldn’t sound like a NOFX album without powerful performances from guitarists Eric Melvin and El Hefe as well as drummer, Smelly. In that spirit this album also marks the first time that Melvin helped write songs and his contributions to “It Ain’t So Lonely At The Bottom” and “I Don’t Like Me Anymore” as well as his signature vocals on the opener “Six Years On Dope” add a visceral impact to these songs that will surprise even the band’s most hardcore fans. “It’s like you don’t expect it, what the fuck?” Mike says of the aforementioned opener. “That song reminds me of the Angry Samoans meeting the Bronx and I don’t think there’s anything that sounds like it.”

Despite the fact that NOFX helped invent melodic punk music (alongside their longtime peers such as Bad Religion and Rancid), they’ve never made the same album twice and First Ditch Effort sees them continuing to push their own musical boundaries. “One of the things I’m proud of on this album is the song ‘California Drought’ because it’s written in a rhythm that I don’t think anyone has ever used before and we have a drum solo on that song,” he explains as if he can’t even believe it himself. Fat Mike also adds that spending the past few years working on his musical Home Street Home helped subconsciously influence this album, whether it’s via the fully formed harmonies or prevalence of piano. “I’ve written so many crazy songs for the musical that even though NOFX didn’t have a mold I keep pushing barriers,” he responds when asked why this album sounds so inspired.

Fat Mike also credits producer Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Alkaline Trio) for helping make these songs so dynamic. “Cameron had a lot of ideas that I would have never have thought of when it came to arrangements,” he explains. In fact the band were so inspired that they wrote eighteen songs for the album and even came up with some ideas when they weren’t even trying. “The song ‘Ditch Effort’ just came out of nowhere from us jamming,” Fat Mike recalls. “That’s not a normal thing for us but we just started playing and it had so much power and it felt so good to play it together so we had to put it on the album.” The band also prove that they haven’t lost their innate ability to craft a hook on First Ditch Effort and the conspiracy theory-rich “Sid And Nancy” and self-reflective rocker “I Don’t Like Me Anymore” are two of the band’s catchiest tracks to date.

However ultimately seriousness and somberness also lie at the core of First Ditch Effort, a fact that’s most evident in Mike’s musical eulogy to No Use For A Name’s frontman Tony Sly (“I’m So Sorry Tony”) as well the apocalyptic closer “Generation Z” which features guest vocals from Mike’s 11-year-old daughter Darla who will also be producing the subsequent music video. “A lot of people are going to look at me differently after hearing this album,” Mike explains. “I think I was more comfortable about being myself on this record and a large part of that is due to my relationship with my wife and involvement in the BDSMworld. “I used to live so much of my life in private but I’ve slowly started going to parties and out in public without being embarrassed of my true identity and that confidence just transferred over to my entire life,” he continues. “When you’re dressed in rubber and heels and corset and you’re waiting in line for an Omelette in Jamaica, well, after that there’s nowhere else to go.”

After battling skinhead punks in the eighties, major-label executives in the nineties and George W. Bush in the early 2000s, NOFX are finally ready to enjoy the success they’ve been too preoccupied to embrace in the past… and it’s turning out to be pretty exciting. 

“I went out with El Hefe the other night to a party and I think it was the first time we had ever hung out socially and it was a ton of fun,” Fat Mike recalls. “I think the process of doing the book and the book tour and making this record has brought the four of us together and formed a bond that we never would have discovered otherwise,” he summarizes. That newfound revelation is inherent in even some of this First Ditch Effort’s darkest moments making it the perfect soundtrack to both a fresh start as well as the end of the world. As the band have undeniably learned over the past 33 years, sometimes it’s just all about your perspective.
NOFX PREMIERE NEW SINGLE "Oxy Moronic" With Funny Or Die
 
Tour Dates:
September 16 @ Riot Fest (Chicago, IL)
September 24 @ Picnic in Pozo (Pozo, CA)
September 30 @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre (Sterling Heights, MI)
October 22 @ Waterfront Park (San Diego, CA)
November 2 @ Crystal Ballroom (Portland, OR)
November 3 @ Showbox SoDo (Seattle, WA)
November 4 @ Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver, BC)
November 7 @ Union Hall (Edmonton, AB)
November 9 @ MacEwan Hall (Calgary, AB)
November 11 @ Burton Cummings Theatre (Winnipeg, MB)
November 12 @ Cabooze On The West Bank (Minneapolis, MN)
November 13 @ The Rave (Milwaukee, WI)
November 14 @ House of Blues (Cleveland, OH)
November 16 @ Sokol Auditorium (Omaha, NE)
November 17 @ Liberty Hall (Lawrence, KS)
November 18 @ Gas Monkey Live! (Dallas, TX)
 
 
 
First Ditch Effort track listing:
01. Six Years on Dope
02. Happy Father’s Day
03. Sid and Nancy
04. California Drought
05. Oxy Moronic
06. I Don’t Like Me Anymore
07. I’m A Transvest-lite
08. Ditch Effort
09. Dead Beat Mom
10. Bye Bye Biopsy Girl
11. It Ain’t Lonely at the Bottom
12. I’m So Sorry Tony
13. Generation Z

 Royal Republic Sell Out And Upgrade UK Shows.

Royal Republic.Monday 12th September 2016
After receiving an extraordinary response, Royal Republic’s headline dates at London’s Garage & Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms are now sold-out; this news comes hot on the heels of venue upgrades in both Glasgow & Manchester, with these shows moving to the Classic Grand & Club Academy respectively, due to high ticket demand.

Royal Republic – who first joined forces in Malmo Rock City in 2007 – recently opened the Lemmy Stage at the Download Festival, and are now tying up a European festival run before kicking off their October headline tour over here.

Comments vocalist/guitarist Adam Grahn, “A wise group once said, ‘being in a band is like being in a relationship, and concerts are like sex’. The return to Download Festival was nothing short of orgasmic on our part, and by the time Royal Republic hit the shores of the UK again in October, the nymphomania will know no limits!"

The Swedish quartet have also announced their tour opener for the UK leg which comes in the form of Canadian alt-rockers Bleeker; Dinosaur Pile-Up will appear as main support on all dates.

 

In other news, the band’s music video for the single ‘Baby’ has been selected for the Music Video Programme at the 24th Raindance Film Festival in London in late September / early October. Fans have the opportunity to check out the clip on the big screen in the capital during the festival run. For further details head over to:- http://calendar.raindancefestival.org/films/royal-republic-baby

 

Latest RR studio album ‘Weekend Man’, crafted in Berlin’s Fuzz Factory Studios by producers Christian Neander & Michael Tibes and released earlier this year via Spinefarm Records, sees the dapper Republic-ans delivering their customary rock thrills with even greater gusto – a bold statement of wild-eyed intent founded on big hooks, mountainous melodies and a signature sense of fun. Generally speaking, the aim is to put smiles on faces, but now an’ then a deeper, darker side peeps through, as displayed on the band’s video for ‘Any Given Sunday’ – an “epic tale of love, death & desperation” featuring legendary Swedish soap star Gunnar Mosen.

Watch the official video for ‘Any Given Sunday’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOO3gPdR8uk

 

ROYAL REPUBLIC: HEADLINE UK TOUR, OCTOBER 2016:-
THU 06  - BRISTOL, THEKLA 
FRI 07  -  LONDON, GARAGE
SAT 08  - NOTTINGHAM, RESCUE ROOMS
SUN 09  - GLASGOW, CLASSIC GRAND *
TUE 11  - MANCHESTER, CLUB ACADEMY**
WED 12  - WOLVERHAMPTON, SLADE ROOMS   

*Upgraded from King Tuts due to high demand.
**Upgraded from Academy 3 due to high demand.

 The Pretty Reckless Announce London Scala Show.

The Pretty Reckless.Tuesday 12th September 2016
After topping the rock charts in 2014 and 2015, The Pretty Reckless will release their extraordinary new album Who You Selling For on 21st October via Virgin EMI. To celebrate the album's release, the band is excited to announce one special intimate show at London Scala on 10th October. Tickets are on sale next week.

Who You Selling For is the band's third studio album, the follow up to Going To Hell, which spawned the biggest rock song of 2014 in "Heaven Knows" and a total of three #1 Mainstream and Active Rock hits. Listen HERE to "Take Me Down", the first single from the new album. 

LIVE DATES

3rd October: Divian Du Monde, PARIS
General on-sale: 13/09, 9am CET - Purchase HERE

6th October: Lido, BERLIN
General on-sale: 13/09, 10am CET - Purchase HERE

10th October: Scala, LONDON
Pre-sale*: 13/09, 10am BST - Purchase HERE
General on-sale: 15/09, 9am BST - Purchase HERE

*Pre-order the new album on any format from the store to get exclusive access to the ticket pre-sale. Orders must be placed by MIDDAY BST on Monday 12th September 2016 to be eligible for an access code.

 Knife Party Team Up With Tom Morello For Single.

Knife Party.Monday 12th September 2016
KNIFE PARTY follow their stunning headline set at Miami's Ultra Music Festival by releasing the brand new track 'Battle Sirens', a highly anticipated collaboration with legendary guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine / Audioslave / Prophets of Rage).

'Battle Sirens' unites KNIFE PARTY's huge dubstep drops and clattering beats with the fiery riffs that are Morello's signature. 'Battle Sirens' is emblematic of the forward-thinking artists behind the track.

The two parties connected when Tom Morello, a fan of KNIFE PARTY, reached out to the duo with an exciting possibility of melding his guitar work within a dance soundscape. The partnership yielded an electrifying first performance of 'Battle Sirens' in front of a huge 150,000 capacity audience in Miami.

In addition to Morello, KNIFE PARTY's storming headline set at Miami's Ultra Music Festival featured another very special guest in the shape of deadmau5. KNIFE PARTY then capped a stunning climax to the event by taking the stage again for Pendulum's first show in five years.

Founded in 2011 by Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, KNIFE PARTY rocketed from an unknown entity to become one of the world's most renowned dance acts with barely a moment to catch their breath. Their debut EP '100% No Modern Talking' raced to 500,000 sales as 'Antidotes' – their phenomenal collab with Swedish House Mafia – became a worldwide smash.

The duo's progress continued with the 'Rage Valley' and 'Haunted House' EPs, before their international profile grew exponentially with the November 2014 release of their debut album 'Abandon Ship', which was described by Insomniac as a "56-minute masterpiece... an album that unapologetically moved through genres, mashing them together in ways we didn't think were possible." KNIFE PARTY followed the album with the 'Trigger Warning' EP as 2015 drew to a close.

KNIFE PARTY recently played South West Four and Creamfields, and also completed the final show of their residency at the R3hab Pool Party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Their forthcoming tour dates are:

September
10th – Canada, Vancouver, Life in Color – Vancouver 2016
17th – China, Hong Kong, Ultra Hong Kong 2016
18th – Japan, Tokyo, Ultra Japan 2016

October
7th – South Africa, South Africa, Rocking The Daisies 2016
15th – USA, Chandler, Rawhide Rodeo Arena
20th – Netherlands, Amsterdam, AMF: Hardwell Presents Revealed 2016

 PEtrol Girls To Release Debut Album.

Petrol Girls.Monday 12th September 2016
Petrol Girls will release their debut album 'Talk of Violence' via Bomber Music on 18th November, 2016. The first single to be revealed is the caustic 'Phallocentric', complete with multi-coloured music video. Vocalist Ren Aldridge explains the thought processes behind the track – "'Phallocentric' came out of a conversation I had with a female friend about how uninspiring most of our experiences of sex with men were and how much our sex lives had improved the more we rejected heteronormative approaches. I really don't think that's a reflection on those men as individuals, but more to do with our whole society's attitude to sex. Everything from sex education in school to representations of sex in mainstream culture seems to focus on male pleasure in heterosexual sex. The definition of phallocentric is, "focused on or concerned with the phallus or penis as a symbol of male dominance," and this can be seen in art, architecture, advertising – all over the place. Culture doesn't just reflect our values, it also produces and maintains them, so this song, as part of the counter culture, is literally saying "fuck what they taught us," ridiculing conservative attitudes and celebrating the full rainbow of sex. "I can't get no" is also a deliberate play on the Rolling Stones song 'Satisfaction'. Mick Jagger definitely used his sexuality as part of his performance, and this song is also partly claiming my right to do the same. Whilst the song is mostly celebratory and irreverent, it also points out that "I take the shame take the blame take the pain and it's not right" which comes from my experiences as a woman in a society that still judges women for their sexual behaviour in a much more negative way than it judges men."

Petrol Girls combine manic jagged rhythms with vocals that range from furious screaming to intricate melodies and harmonies. Influenced by Refused, White Lung, Bikini Kill, Fugazi, RVIVR, Propagandhi, At The Drive-In and War On Women, Petrol Girls have sculpted a sound and a performance that is not only explosive, but highly detailed and raucous.
They identify as a feminist band and draw on personal experiences to challenge and ridicule sexism, as well as exploring wider political themes, such as alienation, mental health and the current anti-austerity movement. Sometimes desperate and sometimes defiant.

Petrol Girls are named after Pétroleuses, mythical women of the Paris commune who allegedly set fire to private property with Molotov cocktails made from milk bottles, and rejected traditional gender roles. Ren first heard about them in a talk on Women and Protest given by writer Laurie Penny. Petrol Girls first played in 2012 for a house show that Ren was putting on to celebrate International Women's Day. This feminist context was essential for the band's formation as within the wider music community at the time there was very little to encourage female participation. Liepa had never played bass before and played the first show after only two practices. A good friend, innovative guitarist Joe York, saw potential in the band and joined shortly after. Petrol Girls started gigging with a variety of different drummers until meeting Zock (who also fronts Austrian punk band Astpai) and cementing their line up.

In February 2016 the band signed to Bomber Music and released 'Some Thing' - the 7" sold out almost immediately. In May this year they recorded the debut album and following its recording, the band moved out of London to concentrate on their endeavours full time and are now based mostly in Graz, Austria, where rooms are dry, warm, half the rent and double the size.

LIVE DATES:
OCTOBER
Thu, 13 Nottingham Rock City - Club Night
Fri, 14 Bristol, Punk vs Rave @ Blue Mountain Club
Sat, 15 London Old Blue Last w. Sonic Boom Six
Tue, 18 Guildford, The Boileroom
Wed, 19 Birmingham, Rainbow Cellar
Thu, 20 Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
Fri, 21 Glasgow, The Garage Attic
Sat, 22 Sheffield, Corporation
Sun, 23 Liverpool, Liverpool Arts Club
Tue, 25 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Wed, 26 London, New River Studios

 Helmet To Release First album In 6 Years Titled 'Dead To The World'.

Helmet.Friday 9th September 2016
earMUSIC is happy to welcome Helmet, a band that has influenced and launched a thousand other bands, with the release of their brand new studio album Dead To The World.

The long anticipated new album – the first in six years - comes with heavy guitar riffs, blasting drums and the distinctive voice of front man Page Hamilton. The album is energy at its purest form. Every track adds its unique flavour to mix of hard rock, alternative, metal and punk, showing the world again how versatile a rock album can be.
Produced by Page Hamilton himself and mixed by award winning record producer, engineer and mixer Jay Baumgardner, Dead To The World will be released as 1CD digipak, transparent Vinyl and Digital on October 28th, 2016 on earMUSIC.
Helmet will be heading out on a 36 city tour of the US this fall in support of the new album. The band will be joined by special guest Local H. The tour kicks off on November 3rd with further dates for a European tour to be announced soon.

Page Hamilton offered these thoughts: 

"Catch phrases, punchlines, guns, bluster, ammo, incivility, impatience, murder. You, me, us, them, life, liberty and the pursuit of property.

We disagree, we disrespect, discourse disappears in the age of access. When in doubt GET LOUD! It's my way or the highway, thank you Lawrence Tierney!
;
Religious tchotchkes nailed to the walls of homes above razor-scarred mirrors. Do you meditate, levitate, pray? Live in LA! I'm a huge fan, got a perfume line, smell nice, plan my next move. Threats loom, the bad news network blooms, fear sells. Just get em out, the spying neighbors, suspects, terrorists our forefathers intent. 'If you don't like it, leave' and call it democracy." - Page Hamilton, September 2016

ABOUT HELMET
The Gold certified and Grammy nominated band Helmet has released eight widely acclaimed albums since originally forming in 1989 in New York City. Fusing Zeppelinesque riffing with a vehement post-hardcore precision, augmented by dense chords and offbeat time signatures based in singer Hamilton's formal jazz training. The combination was that rarest of visionary creations--it was successful in its own time. 

Bands such as the Deftones, Rise Against, Pantera and Tool have all cited Helmet as an influence, and not just for Helmet's blistering, aggro approach but for the band's sheer musicality and brains.  See, Helmet, among other things, is a work of art.

Tracklist
01. Life Or Death
02. I My Guru
03. Bad News
04. Red Scare
05. Dead To The World
06. Green Shirt
07. Expect The World
08. Die Alone
09. Drunk In The Afternoon
10. Look Alive
11. Life Or Death (Slow)

Helmet 2016 Dead To The World US Tour
with Special Guests Local H

03. Nov – Castle Theatre, Bloomington
04. Nov – St. Andrews, Detroit
05. Nov – Lee's Palace, Toronto (CA)
06. Nov – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland
07. Nov – Soundstage, Baltimore
09. Nov – World Café Live, Philadelphia
10. Nov – Brighton Music Hall, Boston
11. Nov – Met, Pawtucket
12. Nov – Highline Ballroom, New York
13. Nov – Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
15. Nov – Black Cat, Washington
16. Nov – Visulite Theatre, Charlotte
17. Nov – Motorco Music Hall, Durham
18. Nov – Masquerade Heaven, Atlanta
19. Nov – Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville
20. Nov – State Theatre, St Petersburg
22. Nov – Revolution, Fort Lauderdale
23. Nov – The Social, Orlando
25. Nov – The White Oak, Houston
26. Nov – MoHawk, Austin
27. Nov – Gas Monkey, Dallas
29. Nov – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix
01. Dec – Roxy, Los Angeles
02. Dec – Casbah, San Diego
03. Dec – Discovery, Ventura
04. Dec – The Independent, San Francisco
06. Dec – Dante's, Portland
07. Dec – The Crocodile, Seattle
09. Dec – Pub Station, Billings
10. Dec – Marquis Theatre, Denver
11. Dec – Slowdown, Omaha
13. Dec – The Record Bar, Kansas City
14. Dec – Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis
15. Dec – High Noon, Madison
16. Dec – Metro, Chicago
17. Dec – Delmar Hall, St. Louis

 Dawes To Release New Album On The 16th September.

Dawes.Friday 9th September 2016
We're All Gonna Die, the highly anticipated new album from Dawes—out September 16 via their own HUB Records—is exclusively streaming now via NPR First Listen. Of the album NPR Music says, "Through travelogues, story-songs and a literary quality that's been honed to a cutting edge, Goldsmith and his band have crafted their most ambitious record to date."  The live stream follows The FADER's premiere of the album's title track, We're All Gonna Die," earlier this week.  Listen here.  

Most recently, the official music video for the album's lead single, "When The Tequila Runs Out," debuted. Directed by Kevin Hayes, the video was filmed with a slow motion camera capturing fun moments throughout a late night party as if it were slowly being recalled the next morning in a fuzzy hungover haze. Watch the video on Facebook and YouTube.

In support of the release, the band will perform two album release shows at Los Angeles' Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on September 16 and at New York's McKittrick Hotel on September 19. More dates to be announced soon.

We're All Gonna Die was recorded at EastWest Studios (Los Angeles, CA) with additional recording at The Boat (Silverlake, CA) and was produced by Grammy nominated producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes). The record features ten original tracks and includes backing vocals from Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius, Mandy Moore and Will Oldham as well as MPC programming from Jim Keltner on "When The Tequila Runs Out."
 
Of the album, Taylor Goldsmith (guitar, vocals) explains, "These songs were all written in a very short period of time, very close together. In that sense I feel like there was a consistency in mood and outlook our other records don't have. Pretty much every song on this record explores a difficult situation and tries to find a way to find the good in it, or at least remind yourself that it's not always that big of a deal. After all, as scary as it is, we are all gonna die."
The band consists of Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber (bass), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals, percussion) and Lee Pardini (keyboards, vocals). Dawes has toured extensively playing headline shows worldwide and major festival appearances including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza and Newport Folk Festival. Recently, they have toured with My Morning Jacket, Bob Dylan, Mumford and Sons, Conor Oberst and Jackson Browne.

WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE TRACK LIST

  1. One Of Us
  2. We're All Gonna Die
  3. Roll With The Punches
  4. Picture Of A Man
  5. Less Than Fives Miles Away
  6. Roll Tide
  7. When The Tequila Runs Out
  8. For No Good Reason
  9. Quitter
  10. As If By Design

DAWES LIVE
September 15—Long Beach, CA—Fingerprints†
September 16—Los Angeles, CA— The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery*^
September 19—New York, NY—The McKittrick Hotel*^
September 22 — Nashville, TN – The Basement East†^
September 23—Peoria, IL—Limelight
September 24—Chicago, IL—312 Urban Block Party
 
†Record Store acoustic performance (pre-order to enter)
*Album release shows
^Sold Out

 Twin Atlantic 'GLA' Out Today'.

Twin Atlantic.Friday 9th September 2016
Twin Atlantic have become the alternative rock band of the moment with the release of new album 'GLA', out today. Critics hail it their best yet and new single 'The Chaser' has gone straight on the Radio 1 playlist following a 6 week playlist for first single 'No Sleep'.

'GLA' from riff to lyric sees Sam McTrusty transform into rock star royalty, against the backdrop of guitarist Barry McKenna's searing lead lines, which are possessed of powerful complexity and nuance. The perfect polished pop songs have been ditched, replaced by tracks that are just as compelling, but possessing new depth and sophistication, while never shedding that primal Twin Atlantic kick fuelled by bass player Ross McNae and drummer Craig Kneale. And they are personal and from-the-heart in a way the group have never before delivered.

Watch 'No Sleep': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcqeM4KLqok
Listen to 'Mothertongue': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrQ-uldpMAc

Twin Atlantic begin huge UK tour on 7th October which takes in 3 nights at the legendary Glasgow Barrowlands.  

2016 UK tour dates:

7th October           Newcastle – University
8th October           Manchester – Neighborhood Festival
9th October           Cardiff – Yplas
11th October        Birmingham - Institute
12th October        London – Forum
14th October        Portsmouth – Pyramids
15th October        Leeds – Beckett University
16th October        Norwich – Waterfront
10th December   Dublin – Academy
11th December   Belfast – Limelight
13th December   Glasgow - Barrowlands
14th December   Glasgow – Barrowlands
15th December   Glasgow – Barrowlands 

Tickets are available at: www.twinatlantic.com

 Blackberry Smoke To Release New Album 'Like An Ocean'.

Blackberry Smoke.Thursday 8th September 2016
Atlanta's southern rock sons, BLACKBERRY SMOKE have unveiled 'Sunrise In Texas', another new song from their forthcoming 'Like An Arrow' album, which is set for release via Earache on 14 October.

'Like an Arrow' follows BLACKBERRY SMOKE's hugely successful 2015 album, 'Holding All the Roses', which landed in the Top 50 on album charts around the world on release, including the UK, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Norway & The Netherlands, as well as taking the top spot in the UK Rock Chart and the US Country Chart.

'Like an Arrow' features 12 rocking new hits, including a track featuring THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND's very own Gregg Allman.  The album was recorded and mixed by Billy Joe Bowers at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kenneshaw, Georgia, and was produced by BLACKBERRY SMOKE with sleeve artwork created by Alex Hagen.  You can also check out the album's lead track, 'Waiting for the Thunder', at http://youtu.be/Y4HB-eVbmcc

Pre-order 'Like an Arrow' now on limited edition signed CD and coloured vinyl, as well as regular CD, vinyl, and various merch bundles at http://www.earache.com/likeanarrow.

Full track listing:

1. Waiting for the Thunder
2. Let It Burn
3. The Good Life
4. What Comes Naturally
5. Running Through Time
6. Like an Arrow
7. Ought to Know
8. Sunrise in Texas
9. Ain't Gonna Wait
10. Workin' for a Workin' Man
11. Believe You Me
12. Free on the Wing (feat. Gregg Allman)

 Stick To Your Guns Release New Video.

Stick To Your Guns.Thursday 8th September 2016
Orange County hardcore band Stick To Your Guns have premiered a brand lyric video for a new song today called "No Tolerance." The song is found on the band's upcoming, highly anticipated new EP, Better Ash Than Dust, that's due out on September 23rd via their new label Pure Noise Records. 

http://www.betterashthandust.com/
"What I always loved about this music is that the music and its scene was always a tolerant place. As I'm sure most of us know the world and our society can be very intolerant to anything or anyone outside of their rules. This song is about our intolerance for intolerance. There is no tolerance for racists, sexists, homophobes or fascists in our scene. On a more personal level this song was inspired by my choice to be vegan. I can no longer be tolerant towards the torture that is inflicted on our fellow species that we share this planet with. I will use my voice, money and actions to stand against these things." - Jesse Barnett

"No Tolerance" follows Stick To Your Guns' recently released tracks "The NeverEnding Story" and "Universal Language." The new EP features 5 politically charged melodic hardcore anthems that will soon fill venues across the U.S. on their upcoming "Better Ash Than Dust Tour."
Stick To Your Guns' anticipated new EP, Better Ash Than Dust, follows the band's 2015 full-length, Disobedient. This will be the band's first official, stand-alone release with their new label Pure Noise Records.

You will be able to see the band supporting Architects this winter at the following dates:

11th November BIRMINGHAM Institute
12th November MANCHESTER Academy
13th November GLASGOW ABC
15th November NOTTINGHAM Rock City
17th November BRISTOL Academy
18th November LONDON Brixton Academy

 You Me At Six Release Video For 'Night People'.

You Me At Six.Thursday 8h September 2016
YOU ME AT SIX have today unveiled the video for their new single "Night People", the title track from their forthcoming album due January 13th 2017 through Infectious Music: https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR

Night People, their fifth album, was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers).   

To kick things off the band will play a bunch of underplay shows this autumn. Having gained a reputation as being one of the best live bands in the UK, with sold-out tours that have seen them headline both Wembley Arena and the O2, this is a great opportunity to see them in the most intimate settings they have played in years, a stark contrast to their triumphant secret set on The Pit at this year's Reading and Leeds festival.

Following the announcement of the tour, the band topped Music Week's UK Ticket Charts comprising the hottest tickets in the UK, bolstered by the final date at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire selling out in just 3 minutes. With the UK tour now sold out, it's only a matter of time before the band make their way overseas. Stay tuned...


UK TOUR

4 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy
5 Oct – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
6 Oct – Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
9 Oct – Belfast, The Limelight
10 Oct – Dublin, The Academy
13 Oct – Nottingham, Rock City Main Hall
14 Oct – Oxford, O2 Academy
15 Oct – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
17 Oct – Inverness, Ironworks
18 Oct – Leeds, O2 Academy
19 Oct – Liverpool, Guild of Students
20 Oct – Sheffield, O2 Academy
21 Oct – Middlesbrough, Empire
23 Oct – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24 Oct – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.facebook.com/sonicsyndicateband

 Sonic Syndicate Announce New Album 'Confessions'.

Sonic Syndicate.Thursday 8th September 2016
Sonic Syndicate are finally back after a period of silence. The successful band from Falkenberg, Sweden was unexpectedly dropped by the record label Nuclear Blast and was forced reconsider their situation. The change forced the band to change it's course significantly and they took the chance to record their most daring album yet. This time the members of the band took a deeper look into themselves which has led to some changes of the sound. On the new album "Confessions" Sonic Syndicate lets the listener take part of their vulnerability through total uncompromising honesty in their songwriting and sound.

Aware that the bands "new start" may cause a lot of listeners to raise their eyebrows the band doesn't fear the changes nor the future. The conviction that they've created a very strong album, the fact that they're 100% happy with the music and the atmosphere in and around the band has led to a revival worthy the envy of hungry debutants.

The new album "Confessions" will be released world wide October 14th via Despotz Records and followed up by a huge European tour together with Amaranthe and Smash Into Pieces called the Maximalism European Tour where Sonic Syndicate will show the fans again what an exceptional live band they are, as they've already done in Europe, North America and Asia several times before during their career.

About Sonic Syndicate

Sonic Syndicate was formed in 2005 by guitarist and founding member Robin Sjunnesson, who at the time was just sixteen years old. Later that year the band released their debut album on a small independent US label, to be followed by their sophomore release "Only Inhuman" via Nuclear Blast Records in 2007.

The band started to gain worldwide recognition and toured relentlessly, hitting the road with Nightwish, In Flames and Soilwork amongst others. This resulted in them scooping Best Newcomer at both the Swedish Metal Awards and Bandit Rock Awards2008 in Stockholm, Sweden.

In 2009 the band ran into a little turbulence and swiftly introduced they had a new singer by the name of Nathan J Biggs. Without delay the band jumped into the studio and recorded a new single "Burn this city" which was released a few months later.

The band continued their winning streak, grabbing them Best Music Video and Best Swedish Group awards in 2010 (SWE).

Their next album "We Rule the Night" (2011) was accompanied by an elaborate worldwide marketing campaign which resulted in first single "Revolution, Baby!" and also the album selling Gold in Sweden.

During this time Robin and Nathan formed an inseparable bond and shared the same vision of where they wanted to be in music. Although having enjoyed the journey so far they knew unless they fought to express themselves, Sonic Syndicate would always remain in the shadow of the aforementioned bands. This action lead to an extended break and ultimately a complete line-up change except for Nathan and Robin, who went on to record their self titled album "Sonic Syndicate" (2014) their last nod to heavy metal and final release under Nuclear Blast Records.

Touring bass player Michel Barzien was initiated as a full-member and the trio set their minds to creating a new sound and vowed to write only from the heart. The band signed a deal with Despotz Records and went directly in the studio to begin writing and demoing tracks.

In late June, 2016 the band entered Purple Skull Music to record their new album "CONFESSIONS" with producer Kritoffer Folin, the new album is set to be the bands most diverse and unique work to date.

 The Sword Release New Album.

The Sword.Thursday 8th September 2016
Following 9 months of touring in support of the critically acclaimed album, "High Country", The Sword returned to the studio to experiment with a stripped down acoustic presentation of the "High Country" songs. The result, produced by bassist Bryan Richie and mixed by J. Robbins, is "Low Country" which will see a worldwide release on September 23rd.  The album features cover art by Richey Beckett. "High Country" debuted at #14 upon release in August 2015. The band hit the road immediately following the release doing an extensive tour of Europe and the UK, followed by two full American/Canadian tours and a tour of Australia. 
 
To support "Low Country" the band will be heading out as direct support for the Opeth tour September 29th to October 26th.  Bracketing the Opeth tour will be 10 headline shows. The first leg, September 23-28 will feature Ruby the Hatchet as support.  The second leg, October 28th through November 1st will feature C Average as support. The complete dates for The Sword's "Low Country" tour are below.
 
 
 
The Sword Low Country Tour Dates:
 
September 22 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
September 23 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
September 24 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
September 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground *
September 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater *
September 28 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *
September 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^
September 30 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore ^
October 1 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall ^
October 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues ^
October 4 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis ^
October 5 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall ^
October 7 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore ^
October 8 – Akron, OH – Good Year Theater at East End ^
October 9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater ^
October 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
October 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom^
October 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live ^
October 14 – Austin, TX – Emo's ^
October 15 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live! ^
October 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl ^
October 19 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee ^
October 21 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades ^
October 22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield ^
October 24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater ^
October 25 – Seattle, WA – The Moore ^
October 26 – Vancouver, Canada – Orpheum ^
October 28 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
October 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
October 30 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
November 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad *

 
^ with Opeth
* headline dates

 Rebecca Ferguson Announces New Album 'Superwomen'.

Rebecca Ferguson.Thursday 8th September 2016
From the very lowest moment in her life the extraordinarily talented Rebecca Ferguson has produced a breath taking new album, 'Superwoman'. It is set to be released 14th October and her first single 'Bones' will be available from 2nd September (impacting 7th October).

Forged from heartbreak and a tale of lover's abandonment combined with the bittersweet joy of giving birth to his child, Superwoman is infused with the strength of a woman who has finally taken control. It is the ultimate soundtrack for anyone who has ever had to build themselves back up after a heartbreak Rebecca is stronger, happier and more fearless than ever before.

Rebecca says of the album "This is honest and emotionally complex, I found strength and security writing this album" adding "It's my most personal album ever and it's brought me to a place in my life where I feel strong. I called it Superwoman because I learnt to embrace my vulnerability and accept it as a strength."
 
'Superwoman' was produced by Troy Miller (Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse), and features collaborators such as Jonny Lattimer  (Ellie Goulding, James Bay), Negin Djafari (Miley Cyrus) and previous collaborator Eg White (Adele, Florence And The Machine, Sam Smith).

One of the most distinctive voices in pop, Rebecca has previously won critical acclaim for taking on the Billie Holiday songbook in previous release 'Lady Sings The Blues'. The working class girl from Liverpool who battled so hard to make it as a singer has become one of the most exciting and compelling artists of our times. This is her fourth album, something not many 'talent show' contestants can say, but from the off there was always something intrinsically sincere about Rebecca's delivery that set her apart from everyone else. Since her break on X Factor six years ago, the once shy and insecure artist has gone on to win fans on both sides of the Atlantic, touring Britain, Europe and America winning plaudits from Adele as well as critics winning comparisons to her heroes Macy Gray and Aretha Franklin. 

Rebecca is embarking on a tour later this year, dates are:

23/10             Venue Cymru, Llandudno
24/10             Manchester Bridgewater Hall
25/10             Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
27/10             Sage Gateshead
28/10             York Barbican Centre
01/11             The London Palladium , London
02/11             Birmingham Symphony Hall
04/11             Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
05/11             Cambridge Corn Exchange
06/11             Colston Hall, Bristol
08/11             Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
09/11             Ipswich Regent Theatre
11/11             Sheffield City Hall
13/11             G Live Guildford
14/11             St David's Hall, Cardiff
15/11             De Montfort Hall, Leicester

 Europe Announce London Show Supports.

Europe.Thursday 8th September 2016
Swedish rock legends EUROPE are pleased to announce DARE & THE ELECTRIC BOYS will join them on their Final Countdown 30th Anniversary show at London's Roundhouse on November 12th.

Dare, fronted by Thin Lizzy's Darren Wharton recently put out their eighth album 'Sacred Ground', gaining great reviews and highest chart placement the band has had in many years.  Dare's UK live performances are very special occasions and this show will be their first London appearance in over a decade!

The Electric Boys from Sweden, who caused great waves in the late eighties with their debut album "Funk-O-Metal Carpet Ride" are still going strong. The band are currently writing a new album, their 3rd since their 2009 reunion. This will be the bands only UK show in 2016.

Europe's Ian Haugland "It's going to be a great night for sure, Dare, we have known and loved since they toured with us back in the 80's and to have our great friends The Electric Boys with us on this show just makes the night perfect"

Doors are now at 6:45pm and not 7pm as previously announced.

Tickets are on sale now and available from Ticketmaster.co.uk and all usual outlets.

 Dead! Release Video For 'Something More Original'.

Dead!.Thursday 8th September 2016
Feisty four-piece Dead! have today unveiled their brand-new video for latest single 'Something More Original'.

Watch here: https://Dead.lnk.to/SomethingMoreVid

The track is an explosive punk-rock singalong. It's another menacing leap forward. "We know we're not breaking any new ground with our sound but we don't care, that's the whole point of 'Something More Original'", says Sam.

"We're talking about the apathy we were surrounded by growing up, it's that vibe cut in with a proper British rock song", continues Alex. "There's a distinct sound of 'fuck you, this is classic songwriting and you know it's from England.'"

The London based boys; Alex Mountford, Sam Matlock, Louis Matlock and Sam Chappell, are a gutsy and imaginative bunch that favour the DIY approach to life. Since their formation the band have been finding unique venues to put on self-promoted gigs, such as their recent show at North London recording studio Livingston Studios. The quartet aren't the sort of people who wait for opportunities: they go out and hunt them down. With fire in their belly, they've toured, released their own music, made their own videos and now have a fervent fan club, named The Damned Restless Future, who follow their every move. They are one of the UK's most exciting new rock'n'roll bands, armed with a stack of raucous, punky anthems and a gung-ho, do-or-die attitude. This was the way it had to be. There are no half measures for Dead!.

Their reputation as a thrilling live act has also been cemented by chaotic, sweatbox gigs and a busy summer of festivals including Slam Dunk, Download, The Great Escape and 2000 Trees. They rounded it off with sets on The Pit at Reading and Leeds Festival.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES

September 25th: Gloucester Underground Festival, Gloucester Guildhall
October 8th: NBHD Festival, Manchester

 Frank Iero Announces New Album 'Parachutes'.

Frank Iero.Thursday 8th September 2016
FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE are set to release their second album 'Parachutes' on 28th October via Hassle Records. The record was produced by the legendary team that is Ross Robinson & Steve Evetts in California earlier this year.  "It's a team that had been on my mind for a while. I heard stories about Ross that scared me to death... but honestly nothing could have prepared me for the reality of what it is like to work with him" says singer Frank Iero.  "It was the most heartbreaking yet uplifting, depleting yet inspiring experience I have ever had. I found out things about myself and the songs I was writing that changed me forever. I am so proud of this record, it really took everything I had, and I know I could not have made it with anyone else."

As with any new album, the band has a chance to grow and evolve into something else, to challenge all perceptions and become a new version of what it once was, and as such comes a name change- FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE.  "When I first started this journey I brought a band along that filled in the gaps of what I lacked. I was uncomfortable in my position so I brought a celebration or a cellabration to distract from my awkwardness. Now in my life I need to learn how to slow down and love where I am. I need the patience to appreciate the now." says Frank Iero.

The album 'Parachutes' is 12 songs of controlled chaos which shows FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE at their absolute best.
Listen to lead single "I'm A Mess' here.

"Parachutes are life saving devices. We rely on them to bring us back from the brink of death. Whether we fall or jump they are the only things keeping us alive. Such as with life, we are all just falling or plunging to an eventual end, but the love of my family and my ability to create art and music has always been my parachute.
 
The act of living can be random and strange, beautiful and ugly at the same time and the only thing that is undeniably certain is eventually we are all gonna hit the ground. Some of us plummet at an incredible rate and it's over in a flash, but some of us get saved and are able to enjoy the view for a little while....
 
This album is one of my parachutes. xo frnk."


Frank Iero and Evan Nestor will play a very special acoustic show at All Saints Church in Kingston, later this week on Saturday 10th September which will be followed by a fan Q&A hosted by Matt Stocks.

UK & EU special shows:
Sept 9th - Paris - Bear and Racoons, w/ Sonic Vinyl (Acoustic session / Signing / M&G)
http://smarturl.it/FIATP_BearsRacoons

Sept 10th - London - All Saints Church, w/ Banquet Records (Acoustic session / Q&A / Signing / M&G)
http://smarturl.it/FIATP_Banquet

Sept 11th - Amsterdam - Concerto (Acoustic session / Q&A / Signing / M&G)
http://smarturl.it/FIATP_Concerto

Sept 12th - Berlin - Ramones Museum, w/TBC (Acoustic session / Signing / M&G)
http://smarturl.it/FIATP_RamonesMuseum

To purchase tickets and pre-order the album click HERE
 

Full tracklisting and artwork below:

1. World Destroyer
2. Veins! Veins!! Veins!!!
3. I'm A Mess
4. They Wanted Darkness...
5. I'll Let You Down
6. Remedy
7. Dear Percocet, I Don't Think We Should See Each Other Anymore.
8. Miss Me
9. Oceans
10. The Resurrectionist, or An Existential Crisis in C#
11. Viva Indifference
12. 9-6-15

FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE is:
Guitar.Vocals:          Frank Iero
Guitar.Vocals:          Evan Nestor
Drums.Vocals:         Matt Olsson
Bass:                       Alex Grippo

Watch out for a major announcement next week

 Out Came The Wolves Sign To Roadrunner Records And Announce Debut Album.

Out Came The Wolves.Wednesday 7th September 2016
Roadrunner Records is excited to announce the debut album from recently signed Minneapolis band Out Came The Wolves. The as-yet-untitled record is set for release on October 28. 

The band - Cameron Burns (vocals), George Shrouder (guitar), Austin Brady (guitar) and Ervin Buljubasic (bass) - have shared new songs "96" and "Queen Mary" via a digital double single. Watch the video for "Queen Mary" on the official Out Came The Wolves YouTube channel or directly at http://youtu.be/xMibqJo0YLc. Both tracks will appear on the band's debut LP.

On the band signing to Roadrunner Records, frontman Cameron Burns commented, "I've grown up listening to bands on Roadrunner and it's truly a dream come true to be a part of their family and work with them. I've always been that kid in the crowd losing my voice to bands on stage and now I get to show the world what Out Came The Wolves is made of." Guitarist George Shrouder added, "We have unanimously looked up to Roadrunner bands our entire lives. Having the opportunity partner up with the best label in the world is a dream come true."

Praised for their electrifying mix of modern rock and post hardcore, Out Came The Wolves began turning heads in 2013, selling out local venues throughout the US Midwest which eventually led to support slots on hometown bills with acts such Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red, and We Came As Romans. The band are spending Summer 2016 touring extensively across the USA.

 Babymetal With 'Best Live Act' At The Aim Independent Music Awards.

Baby Metal.Wednesday 7th September 2016
Japanese dance-metal sensation BABYMETAL last night won “Best Live Act” at the AIM INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS. In a fan voted category powered by SONGKICK, BABYMETAL faced tough competition from Caravan Palace, Courteeners, Sunset Sons and Wolf Alice to secure their first AIM Award, a tribute to their incendiary live shows.

This is the fourth award bestowed upon the band in the UK, having previously collected two Kerrang! Awards as well as a Metal Hammer Golden God Award.

Currently preparing for their two biggest shows to date – a two night run in Japan at the legendary Tokyo Dome to 110,000 people – the band were not in attendance to collect the award, choosing former Metal Hammer Magazine editor Alexander Milas, who gave the band their first UK magazine cover, and live promoter Alan Day from Kilimanjaro, who booked their first UK show, to accept on their behalf.

"The UK for us has always felt like our second home since the first time we performed at a festival here over 2 years ago. We’ve been back plenty of times recently performing our first headline show at the SSE Arena Wembley and the support from the UK only ever gets stronger. Thanks AIM for recognizing BABYMETAL and to the fans for voting for us. We are more assured now that we can continue to stay true to ourselves as BABYMETAL!! We look forward to seeing you again in December on tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers. ” — SU-METAL (BABYMETAL)

BABYMETAL will return to the UK in December as special guests to RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS on their arena tour:

Monday 5 December            London The O2
Tuesday 6 December            London The O2
Thursday 8 December           Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December         Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December           Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December     Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December         Manchester Arena       
Sunday 18 December            London The O2  
 
Check out the “Karate” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvD3CHA48pA

“METAL RESISTANCE” is out now via EarMusic/Edel.

 Good Charlotte Release 'Life Changes' Video.

Good Charlotte.Wednesday 7th September 2016
Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have revealed a new video for their single "Life Changes" taken from their highly successful new album "Youth Authority" out now on MDDN.

Watch the Video here:  http://smarturl.it/gc_lifechangesvideo
The video offers an intimate behind the scenes look into the band's whirlwind run of shows with All Time Low earlier this year in Europe and a scorching couple of weeks on this Summer's Vans Warped Tour.

The band recently performed a series of sold out shows in the UK ahead of their brilliant performances at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Good Charlotte will bring their Youth Authority Tour across America this Fall. Catch this incredible band - along with The Story So Far, Set Your Goals, Four Years Strong, Hit the Lights and Big Jesus - at one of the following shows this year:

 White Likes Release New Single 'come On'.

White Lies.Wednesday 7th September 2016
White Lies have revealed another taster track titled 'Come On' from their fourth album 'Friends' due October 7th.

After three consecutive Top 5 albums, this is the first release under a new deal with BMG. First single from the album 'Take It Out On Me' was well received by media and fans alike and follow up track 'Come On' showcases another taste of what the highly anticipated new album has to offer. 'Come On' is a well-crafted emotive song that opens with a sparse electro-fueled verse, culminating into a beautiful crescendo of big bold guitars & heart wrenching strings while McVeigh's vocals rise up to a melodic euphoria. 

Says White Lies' Charles Cave of the song; "'Come On' was a late addition to the album, and we had made multiple demos of it, but until we tore it to pieces and put them together again, it had stayed in our back pocket. We couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out, and feel it's set to be a real live favorite. It's a song about when any noise feels too loud, and any quiet feels too unnerving; when there's things that need to be said that have been bothering you, but you're not sure you'll ever be ready to say them".

'Friends' was recorded in Bryan Ferry's private studio in London's Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.

The ten-track album will be released on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which will include a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks. Pre-orders are now open at all retailers including White Lies' official store, iTunes and Amazon where 'Take It Out On Me' and 'Come On' are available as immediate downloads.

White Lies - completed by drummer Jack Brown – are also embarking on an extensive UK and European tour which stretches from mid October through to the start of December. It includes a major homecoming show at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 22nd.

White Lies full tour schedule is:

October
13th - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
14th - Netherlands, Nijmegen, Doornroosje
15th - France, Paris, Trabendo
17th - Luxembourg, Den Atelier
18th – Belgium, Brussels, AB
19th – Belgium, Brussels, AB
21st - Germany, Frankfurt, Gibson
22nd - Germany, Osnabruck, Rosenhof
23rd - Germany, Cologne, Kantine
25th - Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega
26th - Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser
27th - Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
29th - Denmark, Aarhus, Train
30th - Germany, Hamburg, U&G
31st - Germany, Berlin, Huxleys

November
2nd - Poland, Gdansk, Stary Manez
3rd - Poland, Warsaw, Progesja
4th - Czech Republic, Prague, Lucerna Music Hall
5th - Austria, Vienna, Ottakringer Brauerei
8th - Croatia, Zagreb, Tvornika Kulture
9th - Germany, Munich, Fabrik
10th - Switzerland, Zurich, Kauflauten
11th - Switzerland, Lausanne, Metropop Festival
13th - Italy, Rome, Orion
14th - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
16th - Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
17th - Spain, Madrid, Arena
18th - Portugal, Lisbon, CCB
22nd - UK, London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
24th - UK, Nottingham, Rock City
25th - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall
26th - UK, Liverpool, Arts Club
27th - UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC
29th - UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute
30th - UK, Leeds, Stylus

December
1st - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy
3rd - Greece, Athens, Iera Odos
4th - Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre

 Motley Crue To Bring The End To Cinemas For One Night Only.

Motley Crue.Tuesday 6th September 2016
For one night only on Thursday 13th October, selected cinemas across the UK and Europe, South America, Australia and Japan will be screening "Mötley Crue: The End" – a film documenting the legendary band's final ever show, and truly marking "The End" for Mötley fans all over the world.

On 31st December 2015, rock icons Mötley Crüe completed their 35-year touring career as a band. The spectacular final concert was held at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA, just 10 miles from the Sunset Strip where the band's infamous and decadent career first launched. The band thrilled the sold-out arena with performances of mega-hits such as "Kickstart My Heart," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Home Sweet Home" and "Dr. Feelgood."

While not everyone was able to witness their Final Show live, Mötley Crüe fans can catch all the action when MusicScreen, Live Alliance, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Tenth Street Entertainment present "Mötley Crüe: The End" in selected cinemas worldwide on Thursday 13th October 2016. In addition to the epic concert footage, cinema audiences will be treated to behind-the-scenes footage of the band's last few shows.

In January 2014, Mötley Crüe held a press conference announcing their Final Tour, complete with a "cessation of touring" agreement signed by all members prohibiting any and all future live engagements under the Mötley Crüe name. Mötley Crüe's two-year concert trek saw the band — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing over $100 million.

Known for their over-the-top production, Mötley Crüe did not disappoint for their last ever show on New Year's Eve. Huge, cutting-edge pyro stunts included Nikki Sixx's bass guitar spitting fire over 30 ft. into the air, while Tommy Lee's "Crüecifly" drum roller coaster soared over crowds. Lead singer Vince Neil delivered an emotional "Thank you" speech to the audience, while the band supplied next-level, high-octane fuelled energy, ringing in the New Year on stage with thousands of balloons raining down on the crowd. The grand finale of the show included a blow-out performance of their hit single, "Kickstart My Heart" with Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil floating above the audience in far-reaching "cherry-pickers." Leaving fans in tears, the show concluded with an emotional encore rendition of "Home Sweet Home" from the second stage riser in the center of the audience.

"Mötley Crüe: The End" was produced and distributed by Live Alliance and Eagle Rock Entertainment. Christian Lamb directed the concert portion. Jeff Tremaine, creator of the "Jackass" series, directed the documentary segment.

For more information about the cinema event, visit www.motleyincinema.com

For more information about the band visit www.motley.com.

 The Quireboys To Embark On UK Tour.

Quireboys.Tuesday 6th September 2016
The summer of 2016 is the time to fall in love all over again as The Quireboys rediscover their passion for quintessential British rock and roll.
 
Produced by The Quireboys and Martin Ekelund, the new full length "Twisted Love" lays bare a collective desire to win the hearts and minds of long-time fans and secret admirers alike. It's the sound of six musicians bound by the past and excited by the future. Unashamedly loud and justifiably proud, "Twisted Love" celebrates a legacy and adds to a legend.
 
The band's 10th studio album marks a welcome return to a time when the Quireboys rocked – and rocked hard. "There are no ballads this time", confesses front-man Spike, "I approached the songwriting from a different angle and it felt good. There's a lot of passion there." A bullish reworking of crowd favourites "Gracie B" reinforces the point. More akin to the thumping live version beloved of fans far and wide, it's dominated by the driving guitars of Paul Guerin and fellow six-stringer Guy Griffin.
 
Title track "Twisted Love" – released as the lead single – sees Griffin, Guerin and front-man Spike join forces to deliver one of the darkest Quireboys anthems to date. Featuring the sultry backing vocals of blues-rock chanteuse Lynne Jackamann, it's a song that shimmers from start to finish. But highlights are everywhere on this bold record: "Ghost Train" takes the listener on a bluesy, Hammond-sound-tracked journey to the band's classic era, while the rock and soul of slow-brooding set closer "Midnight Collective" is simply sublime.
 
Once again the stark Swedish town of Klippan provided the perfect bolt hole for a band focused on following up 2015's critically acclaimed St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul with an equally compelling – yet creatively distinct – Quireboys record. "We locked ourselves away again and worked our arses off," said Guerin. "We perform well under pressure. And I have to give immense credit to Spike – the lyrics on "Twisted Love" are some of his best ever."
 
Enjoying a richly deserved renaissance, The Quireboys continue to tour extensively and write records that will stand the test of time. With a line-up that's built to last – Keith Weir (keyboards), Nick Mailing (bass) and Dave McCluskey (drums) complementing Spike, Griffin and Guerin – the days of proving their critics wrong are long gone. "We used to worry about what everyone else used to say," said Griffin. "Now we don't waste time on those people who still don't get what we're all about. Our time is too precious and its time to be positive."
 
Twisted Love is released via Off Yer Rocka Recordings on 2nd September 2016.
 
UK Dates
Thu 15th September         Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
Fri 16th September           Swansea, The Scene
Sat 17th September          Stockton on Tees, KU
Sun 18th September         Paisley, The Bungalow
Wed 7th December           Zephyr Lounge, Leamington
Thu 8th December             Live Rooms, Chester
Fri 9th December                The Station, Cannock,
Sat 10th December           Corporation, Sheffield
Sun 11th December          Borderline, London
Tue 13th December          The Musician, Leicester
Wed 14th December        The Tolbooth, Stirling
Thu 15th December          Bannermans, Edinburgh
Fri 16th December             Think Tank, Newcastle
Sat 17th December          

 Michael Kiwanuka Announces New Single 'One More Night'.

Michael Kiwanuka.Tuesday 6th September 2016
Michael Kiwanuka is pleased to unveil details of a new single. One More Night is available now through Polydor Records. It is lifted from his critically acclaimed, number 1 album, Love & Hate.

It has been an explosive year for Michael, finally returning with a second record following four years of self-questioning and a loss of confidence in his craft.  What he eventually delivered was one of the most expansive albums of the year, and one that should surely stand the testament of time. Working alongside Danger Mouse, Inflo, and Michael's long-standing producer Paul Butler, Love & Hate showcases the extraordinary vision of this uncompromising young British artist in delivering a near peerless record.  Love & Hate is nominated for this year's Mercury Music Prize, Michael's second nomination in as many records.

Listen to One More Night here: https://open.spotify.com/track/412CjxsPsYFUJ87P89iXiR

One More Night asserts that loose sense of groove in Love & Hate that Black Man In A White World first instilled. For a record that demands repeat listens as a whole, it is also one with a cluster of individual highlights. One More Night has quickly become another highlight of a rich, engrossing live set, and acts as another fitting example of what makes Love & Hate such a special record.

Michael will follow a busy Summer of festival appearances with a full UK/Ireland tour in October.

Purchase Love & Hate here: http://po.st/LoveAndHate

Tickets for the headline shows are on sale now via http://www.michaelkiwanuka.com

Michael Kiwanuka UK Live Dates:
6th October – The Art School, Glasgow
7th October – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
8th October – Wylam Brewery at Palace of Arts, Newcastle
10th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield
11th October – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
14th October – The Limelight, Belfast
17th October – The Tramshed, Cardiff
18th October – Phoenix, Exeter
19th October – O2 Academy 1, Oxford
21st October – The Library at The O2 Institute, Birmingham
22nd October – O2 Ritz, Manchester

 Sons Of Texas To Support Soil.

Sons Of Texas.Tuesday 6th September 2016
After 15 months of non-stop touring, Sons of Texas are hitting the road again for 3 months in support of their successful debut album Baptized in The Rio Grande. The final leg of the tour will cover the U.S., Japan, Europe, and the UK. Leading up to the shows, the band has partnered with Revolver for the video premiere of "September;" click HERE to watch. This follows videos for the album's title track and the song "Blameshift."

Singer Mark Morales comments, "With 'September', I wanted to try and write from a different perspective, so I chose to write about a single mother. As a lyricist, I wanted to broaden the playing field as far as subject matter goes.  I wanted to pay homage to the hardest working people of our generation, the unsung heroes of the world, the epitome of love, ambition, and tenacity – the single parent."

The fall tour kicks off September 12th with two weeks of U.S shows supporting Buckcherry and Candlebox.  Following the U.S dates, the band is set to perform at Japan's legendary Loudpark Festival.  The tour cycle then closes out with a month of dates in Europe and the UK supporting Soil and Saliva. Dates for the entire fall tour are below.

Sons Of Texas Tour Dates
w/Buckcherry
Sept. 12 – Denver CO – The Summit Music Hall
Sept. 13 – Omaha, NE – Shamrocks Pub
Sept. 14 – Saint Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre^
Sept. 16 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Sept. 17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar
Sept. 18 – Hampton, NH – Wally's Pub
Sept. 20 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater^
Sept. 21 – Huntington, NY – Paramount Theatre^
Sept. 22 – Huntington, WV – V Club
Sept. 24 – Houston, TX – Houston Open Air Festival*
Sept. 25 – Harrah, OK – Kickapoo Casino
Oct. 8 – Tokyo, Japan – Japan Loud Park Festival*
*festival
^15th Anniversary Show

w/Soil
Oct. 27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Helling
Oct. 28 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Oct. 29 – Zurich, Switzerland – Tbd
Oct. 30 – Borgo Priolo, Italy – Dagda Club
Nov. 1 – Vienna, Austria – Szene Wien
Nov. 2 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
Nov. 3 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
Nov. 4 – Sittard, Netherlands – Volt
Nov. 5 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Nov. 7 – Southampton, United Kingdom – Engine Rooms
Nov. 8 – Brighton, United Kingdom – Concorde 2
Nov. 9 – Bristol, United Kingdom – The Fleece
Nov. 10 – Reading, United Kingdom – Sub 89
Nov. 11 – Plymouth, United Kingdom – The Hub
Nov. 12 – Barnstaple, United Kingdom – The Factory
Nov. 13 – Cardiff, United Kingdom – The Globe
Nov. 15 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Academy Islington
Nov. 16 – Norwich, United Kingdom – Waterfront
Nov. 17 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Sound Control
Nov. 18 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Corporation
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, United Kingdom – O2 Institute 2
Nov. 20 – Newcastle, United Kingdom – Riverside
Nov. 22 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Cathouse
Nov. 23 – Hull, United Kingdom – The Welly
Nov. 24 – York, United Kingdom – Fibbers
Nov. 25 – Chester, United Kingdom – The Live Rooms
Nov. 26 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Crauford Arms

 Skith Announce 10th Anniversary Of 'Death Of A Dead Day'.

Sikth.Monday 5th September 2016
Following the release on Peaceville of SikTh's mini album Opacities, the first new music from the forefathers of British progressive metal, since their acclaimed 2006 sophomore album Death Of A Dead Day, Peaceville are proud to be re-releasing the album on the 10th anniversary of its original release on 30th September 2016.

Death Of A Dead Day, most arguably the bands most popular record, was recorded over a 6 week period in Miami in 2005, self produced with mixing & engineering duties handled by Mike LaPlant (Skindred, Nonpoint, Soil, Dashboard Confessional). Opening track 'Bland Street Bloom' was a brutal progressive thrash song with vocalist Mikee W Goodman penning lyrics inspired by the gentrification of the UK high street. The song also spawned an animated video (directed by Tim Fox) which featured regularly on MTV's Headbangers ball in the US and was heavily played in the UK – watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfT3vcG4qZc

SikTh played their largest headline tour to date in support of 'DOADD' with 'Bland Street Bloom' becoming the bands opening live track for years to come. Their appearance at 2006's Download Festival became legendary - the second stage tent was closed due to over capacity and they put on a show that to this day defines their live reputation. It was in late 2007 the band decided to close the book on SikTh and they played their final show to an emotional crowd in London.

In the years that followed SikTh's name and influence was kept alive by bands like Protest The Hero, Periphery, TesseracT and Animals As Leaders. The genre known as 'djent' flourished with many stalwarts of the scene, including Meshuggah, claiming SikTh gave birth to the movement.

The 2016 10th Anniversary edition of Death Of A Dead Day will be released on CD with 3 exclusive bonus tracks – demo versions of "Flogging The Horses", "Part Of The Friction" and "Where Do We Fall"; heavyweight double LP with MP3 download code and digitally.

  1. Bland Street Bloom [05:40]
 2. Flogging The Horses [03:32] 
3. Way Beyond The Fond Old River [05:02] 
4. Summer Rain [03:35] 
5. In This Light [04:24] 
6. Sanguine Seas Of Bigotry [04:17] 
7. Mermaid Slur [00:47] 
8. When The Moment`s Gone [05:59] 
9. Part Of The Friction [05:13] 
10. Where Do We Fall? [04:40] 
11. Another Sinking Ship [04:02] 
12. As The Earth Spins Round [06:36] CD Bonus Tracks 
13. Flogging The Horses (Demo) [04:56] 
14. Part Of The Friction (Demo) [05:14] 
15. Where Do We Fall? (Demo) [05:11]

Pre-orders available on Friday 9th September
This summer saw SikTh embarking on their first ever North American tour with Periphery following on from recent headline shows and festivals across the world including Japan, India, Nepal as well as gaining the coveted support to Slipknot on their last UK arena tour.

 Casey Release New Video.

Casey.Monday 5th September 2016
South Wales' CASEY have revealed another track from forthcoming debut album 'Love Is Not Enough'. Premiered on Daniel P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show last night, 'Haze' is a "reflective piece surveying a failing relationship as the rose-tinted lens of hindsight fades," according to vocalist Tom Weaver. Filled with imagery and metaphorical references to a crumbling relationship, 'Haze' is indicative of the album's introverted intensity.

'Love Is Not Enough' will be release by Hassle Records on 23rd September and Casey will be playing a handful of headline shows around that time to mark the occasion. The record is available for pre-order now, including two limited-quantity 12" vinyl colour variants and a number of bundle options. Further live dates will follow as the band hit the road supporting Being As An Ocean in November.

The album as a whole is emotionally driven and its intense impetus leads to a cathartic listening experience. It's a relatable collection of songs, the themes of which many a rock fan will no doubt be able to identify with. Their continuously expanding fan-base of loyal and devoted followers are integral to Casey's story to date and only add weight to their music in the live arena.

CASEY 'LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH' UK SHOWS: 
22.09.16 UK Manchester @ Factory  
23.09.16 UK Sheffield @ Corporation   
24.09.16 UK London @ Old Blue Last  
25.09.16 UK Bournemouth @ The Anvil  
 
UK & European Tour (supporting Being As An Ocean):
04.11.16 Germany Oberhausen Kulttempel
05.11.16 Germany Lindenholzhausen Huhn Aufs Eis Festival
06.11.16 France Paris Boule Noire
07.11.16 UK Southampton The Social
08.11.16 UK Leeds Key Club
09.11.16 UK Birmingham Rainbow
10.11.16 UK Glasgow G2
11.11.16 UK Manchester Sound Control
12.11.16 UK London The Dome
13.11.16 Belgium Hasselt Muziek-o-drome
14.11.16 Switzerland Zürich Dyanmo
15.11.16 Austria Salzburg Rock House
16.11.16 Austria Wien Flex
17.11.16 Czech Republic Prague Futurum
18.11.16 Germany Schweinfurt Alter Stattbahnhof
19.11.16 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
20.11.16 Germany Berlin Lido
21.11.16 Germany Hannover Musikcentrum
22.11.16 Poland Warsaw Hydrogskaza
23.11.16 Germany Hamburg Logo
24.11.16 Netherlands Amstelveen or Sittard
25.11.16 Germany Saarbrücken Garage
26.11.16 Germany München Backstage

 Buckcherry Gear Up For UK Tour.

Buckcherry.Monday 5th September 2016
Los Angeles' notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. The band will also release a deluxe  edition of their 2015 studio album "Rock 'N' Roll" via F-Bomb Records/Caroline.  2016 is a special year for the band – being the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed "15" album and the huge rock hit that was "Crazy Bitch".

On their seventh studio album Rock 'n' Roll (released in 2015), the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]—staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact.  It's something that the boys have done since day one, but it's more necessary now than ever. October 2016 will see the band release a deluxe version with bonus tracks. Full Tracklisting for "Rock 'N' Roll" Deluxe is as follows

  • Bring It On Back
  • Tight Pants
  • Wish To Carry On
  • The Feeling Never Dies
  • Cradle
  • The Madness
  • Wood
  • Rain's Falling
  • Sex Appeal
  • Get With It
  • The Feeling Never Dies featuring Gretchen Wilson *bonus track
  • Gettin' Started * bonus track
  • Cannonball *bonus track
  • Beast Of Burden (The Rolling Stones) *bonus track
  • Mama Kin (Aerosmith) * bonus track


  •                                                                        

    Rock 'n' roll is alive and thriving in 2016. Buckcherry have added fuel to the genre's fire for nearly two decades now. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including "Lit Up" off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as "Crazy Bitch" and "Sorry" from 2006's platinum 15. Along the way, they've shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others.

    Buckcherry are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. Dates are as follows

    Wednesday 12th October 2016                              Limelight, Belfast UK (headline)
    Thursday 13th October 2016                                   Whelans, Dublin EIRE (headline)
    Saturday 15th October 2016                                    Wembley Arena, London UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Sunday 16th October 2016                                       Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Tuesday 18th October 2016                                     Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Wednesday 19th October 2016                              Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK (support to Steel Panther)

     Yahsin Announce farewell Shows.

    Yashin.Monday 5th September 2016
    After a decade of hard work in the music industry, Scottish Alternative band Yashin have decided to bring their project to an end.

    They will celebrate all of their achievements and their friendship together as a band and with their fans at 2 final shows before the curtain falls on 2016.
    The shows will take place at the Garage, London on Friday 25th November 2016 & the Garage, Glasgow Friday 2nd December 2016.

    The band will be airing songs from all of their full-length albums and EP's, with some special guest appearances.

    Over the years Yashin have been a force within the post-alternative Rock and Metal scene. However, with the music scene always moving towards 'the next big thing', it has been the undoing of not only Yashin, but many of their peers and heroes including Funeral for a Friend, Kids and Glass Houses, The Blackout, Glamour of the Kill, the list goes on...

    These shows are a call to arms to Yashin fans to Stand Up and unite with the Renegades, come and party and hangout with the band!

    "Thanks to everyone over the years for giving us the incredible gift of living a dream, we will be forever grateful. These are the final 2 shows for Yashin,  one last ride! Our message as a band has always been "Stand Up and Make Yourself Count", come celebrate that and the music with us one more time." - Harry Radford

    Yashin will be joined by With One Last Breath.

    November
    Friday 25th - The Garage - LONDON

    December
    Friday 2nd - The Garage - GLASGOW

    Tickets available here: myticket.co.uk/artists/yashin

     Against Me! Release Video For '333'.

    Against Me.Monday 5th September 2016
    Being released on the band's label Total Treble (in partnership with Xtra Mile Recordings) and serving as the follow up to the critically acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Shape Shift With Me is now available for pre-order on Amazon (LP, CD) and iTunes where instant downloads of album tracks "333" and "Haunting, Haunted, Haunts," a song Rolling Stone recently deemed "a rollicking, swaggering stomper," are now being offered for those who purchase the album ahead of its Friday, September 16 release.

    Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are excited to present the brand new music video for "333" taken from its highly anticipated forthcoming studio album titled Shape Shift With Me. Directed by Ione Skye and starring her friend of 20 years, Natasha Lyonne of Orange Is The New Black, as well as Welsh actor Andrew Howard who plays an electric, 1960s-inspired husband, the video for "333" illuminates a push/pull relationship between repression and free sexuality that speaks for the tension found within the song itself. "This project attracted a lot of talented people: an incredible director of photography, producer, costume designer, editor and set designer," Skye mentions. "I felt very supported and inspired."
     
    Check out the new music video for "333" over on YouTube HERE.

    Additionally, the band has announced its upcoming North American fall tour dates that will both include headline appearances and dates with Bad Religion and Dave Hause and a UK and European tour which sees Milk Teeth joining them on the run. A full listing of dates can be found on Against Me!'s official website, http://www.againstme.net.

    Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace recently announced the release of her upcoming memoir titled TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. Set for release on November 15, 2016 through Hachette Books, TRANNY is a searing account of Grace's search for identity and true self. The highly anticipated book also reveals the struggles and victories that the artist experienced in her quest for gender transition. Written with Noisey editor Dan Ozzi and illuminated by Grace's never-before-published journal entries reaching back to childhood, TRANNY is an intensely personal and revelatory look inside her struggles with identity and addiction. Grappling with everything from sex, drugs, failed marriages, music, and soul of a punk rock star, this memoir paints a vivid portrait of one of the most revolutionary transgender icons of our time.

    Recorded, mixed and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day) at Rancho Recordo, Shape Shift With Me, Against Me!'s seventh full length album, has the distinction of the first album frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It's an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace's songwriting for the past 20 years.

    "Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it's infinitely relevant," Grace says. "For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That's what I ended up being drawn to this time. It's writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations."

    As such, Shape Shift With Me is a loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator. But even though she was opening herself up to new songwriting topics, she knew what her mission was from the start.

    "Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective?" she asks rhetorically. "There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., Liz Phair's Exile In Guyville and the Streets' A Grand Don't Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There's been an infinite amount of records talking about what love means from a cisgender perspective. I wanted to present the trans perspective on sex, love and heartbreak."

    With Grace's new motivation came a new outlook on the band, as well. Previous albums found the songwriting process to be a largely solitary experience, but she embraced the spirit of collaboration for Shape Shift With Me—so much so that when Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers sent her some demos of songs he was working on for another project, she became inspired and ended up co-writing "Boyfriend" and "Norse Truth," two of the album's most memorable tracks, with him.

    "It was just about opening up to whatever comes my way karmically," Grace says. "Whatever everyone in the band is willing to offer, I just wanted to be open to it. I didn't want it to be like what it was in the past where it may have felt closed. I want it to be different."


    In a career already full of classic punk records, Shape Shift With Me feels like the definitive Against Me! album—it's poppy and catchy ("Rebecca," "Suicide Bomber"), aggressive and in-your-face ("ProVision L-3," "Dead Rats"), sentimental and longing [Crash," "All This (And More")]. Moreover, it's the culmination of four years of existence as Laura Jane Grace—there's no going back now, so she might as well embrace it.

    "While I've always wanted the moon and the stars, I have a certain amount of humbleness," she admits. "I just want to play shows and make records and write songs. That's what I've always wanted to do. Of course I always want the biggest and best things for those shows and records and songs, but when it comes down to it, I just love doing it. I have no other ambitions or career goals."

    Against Me! will be touring extensively throughout North America with headline appearances as well as touring with Bad Religion and Dave Hause this Autumn. Then in December, the band head over to the UK and Europe for a headline run of shows - dates below:

    DECEMBER

    6th Birmingham O2 Academy 2
    7th Manchester Academy 2
    8th London Electric Ballroom
    9th Glasgow Garage
    10th Bristol SWX
    11th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
    13th Amsterdam, Melkweg
    14th Brussels, Magasin 4
    15th Zurich, Dynamo
    16th Munich, Backstage Halle
    17th Leipzig, Conne Island
    18th Vienna, Wuk
    19th Linz, Posthof
    20th Cologne, Live Music Hall
    21st Hamburg, Fabrik
    22nd Berlin, So 36
     
    Shape Shift With Me track listing:
     
    01. ProVision L-3
    02. 12:03
    03. Boyfriend
    04. Crash
    05. Delicate, Petite & Other Things I'll Never Be
    06. 333
    07. Haunting, Haunted, Haunts
    08. Dead Rats
    09. Rebecca
    10. Norse Truth
    11. Suicide Bomber
    12. All This (And More)

     Rob Lynch Announces October UK Tour.

    Rob Lynch.Monday 5th September 2016
    London-based singer songwriter Rob Lynch has announced a full band tour in October to support the recent release of his second album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway', which came into the world via Xtra Mile Recordings in July of this year. Following on from outstanding sets at 2000trees and Slam Dunk Festivals, the tour will see Rob and his cohorts headline six cities up and down the country with support from Jim Lockey. 

    Rob's journey to date has taken him on well-worn roads around Germany and all over the UK. There was a long, hot summer on the Warped Tour in North America, and there have been inspiring nights spent sharing stages with Charlie Simpson, Thees Uhlmann, Fatherson and Augustines. A full band tour at this point in time fits in perfectly with the expansion of sound found on 'Baby, I'm A Runaway'. His good friends, and long-time live backing band, Jonny Ward (guitar), Tom Aylott (bass) and Charlie Thomas (drums), play on the record itself.

    Driven by the positivity and warmth that sparked the ideas, the sounds that emerged naturally envelope much poppier, more upbeat melodies than many of those found on Rob's first album, but never come at the expense of the intimacy and honesty that he's made his stock in trade. He beat himself up with words that reflected the flaws and failings he'd shied away from facing before, but he also found expressions of gratitude, joy and optimism, fuelled by the wealth of incredible memories, experiences and achievements he'd notched on his travels. He wrote songs about friendship, about family, and the ties that bind. He wrote about life in all its curious, challenging and brilliant splendour.
     
    LIVE DATES:
    21.10. - Sheffield. Corporation. 
    22.10. - Glasgow. Broadcast.
    23.10. - Leeds. Key Club.
    25.10. - Manchester. Tiger Lounge.
    26.10. - London. Camden Assembly.
    27.10. - Bournemouth. Anvil.
     

     Area 11 Announce UK Headline Tour For December.

    Area 11.Monday 5th September 2016
    AREA 11, a four-piece alt-rock band from Bristol, have just announced a massive UK headline tour for this December, with supports to be announced.  Despite existing 'under the radar', as far as the mainstream and music media are concerned, the band has amassed the kind of social media following that would put artists considered many times bigger to shame; enabling the band to sell out shows, records and merchandise runs in quiet semi-anonymity.

    This is the biggest tour the band has done to date, and it's due to the success the band have received following the release of their latest offering, 'Modern Synthesis', which resulted in a sold out UK Tour back in July - some venues selling out in just a few days!

    The band released 'Modern Synthesis', back in July via Cooking Vinyl. The album charted at #27 in the UK Official Album Chart - an incredible feat that most bands don't get to experience or achieve at such an early stage in their career! 

    "We're really excited to get back on tour, especially now that people have had the album for enough time to know the songs well. We're expecting a bit of a sing along! We're most excited for our Islington Academy show, which will be the biggest headline gig we've played to date." Sparkles*
    9th December – Patterns, Brighton
    10th December – Joiners, Southampton
    12th December – Sound Control, Manchester
    13th December – King Tuts, Glasgow
    14th December – Asylum 2, Birmingham
    15th December – O2 Academy Islington, London



    Check out the bands latest video for 'The Contract', here:

     Black Aces To Release New Album 'Shot In The Dark'.

    Black Aces.Monday 5th September 2016
    If Australian rockers Black Aces know one thing, it's that rock n' roll is a like a good pair of jeans - when you put them on it feels so right, and a great set will last forever.

    Giving less of a nod than a sweaty "cheers" to the hard rocking 70s bands of Australia and beyond, Black Aces had been storming up and down the width and breadth of their homeland for over 5 years before releasing their debut record Shot In The Dark in early 2016. Loaded with anthems-in-waiting and a no bullshit delivery, Black Aces have beaten a path to rare ground on their debut record- a hard rock band that manages to both stomp and swing.

    Recorded under the watchful eye of producer and former Kids In The Kitchen member Craig Harnath (Airbourne, The Living End, Jim Keays, Dallas Crane, Franz Ferdinand), at St Kilda's renowned Hothouse Studios, Black Aces have delivered a debut album to be proud of. Shot In The Dark is ten tracks of pure Aussie rock'n'roll the way it's meant to be delivered. From the poppier lead single 'Girl Like You', to the four on the floor balls out energy of 'Back On The Chain', or the foreboding dark tones of closer 'The Walls', Shot In The Dark is an album in the truest sense, not a collection of individual tracks, but a selection of songs made for each other.

    The release culminates a year that saw the band whip around their homeland with abandon, sinking beers and

    pleasing ears with a live show that has seen them garner support slots from- and make fans out of- certified Aussie rock royalty including Cosmic Psychos, Dallas Crane, Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo) and The Casanovas, along with several thousand now hearing impaired punters.

    The album was picked up on import but September sees the release proper of Shot In The Dark in the UK. In light of the imports the band have added three exclusive "European Bonus Tracks" to the September release. September also sees the band return to the UK and Europe for three months of touring – details TBA. With a guitar in hand and a chip on their shoulder, this denim clad 4 piece is ready to take rock and roll to every person who've ever loved a good pair of jeans, one pub at a time.

    2015/2016 has been quite a time for Australian hard rock. Late 2016 will see the Aussie Wrecking Crew Tour through September and October. Massive, Black Aces and Tequila Mockingbyrd will take in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Holland and the UK. A tour not to be missed...

    AUSSIE WRECKING CREW TOUR dates as follows (all dates with Massive and Tequila Mockingbyrd)
    Wed 21st Sep          Musick & Frieden, Berlin, DE
    Thu 22nd Sep           Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, DE
    Fri 23rd Sep              Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
    Sat 24th Sep             Fryhuset, Stockholm, SE
    Sun 25th Sep            Krosset, Oslo, NO
    Tue 27th Sep            KB, Malmo, SE
    Thu 29th Sep            Luxor, Cologne, DE
    Fri 30th Sep              De Helling, Utrecht, NL
    Mon 03rd Oct          Rock City Basement, Nottingham, UK
    Tue 04th Oct            Waterfront Studio, Norwich, UK
    Thu 06th Oct            Borderline, London, UK
    Fri 07th Oct               Diamond Lounge, Doncaster, UK
    Sat 08th Oct             Fuel Club, Cardiff, UK
    Sun 09th Oct            Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
    Mon 10th Oct          The Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
    Tue 11th Oct            Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
    Wed 12th Oct          The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK
    Tue 18th Oct            Backstage Club, Munich, DE
    Thu 20th Oct            Rockpalast, Bochum, DE
    Thu 10th Nov           Dove and Rainbow, Sheffield, UK
    Sat 12th Nov            Hard Rock Hell, Wales, UK
    Sun 13th Nov           Bolton, The Alma Inn*, UK

    Tickets available from all usual

     The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Final Tour.

    The Dillinger Escape Plan.Monday 5th September 2016
    After what can only be described as incendiary performances at this year's Reading and Leeds Festival, The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced a final UK and European headline tour in early 2017. They will obliterate these venues on the following dates:

    January 2017

    18th    UK, Norwich, Waterfront
    19th    UK, Glasgow, QMU
    20th    UK, Manchester, Academy 2
    21st    UK, Nottingham, Rock City
    22nd   UK, Birmingham, The Institute
    23rd    UK, Cardiff, Tramshed
    25th    UK, London, O2 Forum
    26th    UK, Brighton, Concorde 2
    27th    Holland, Tilburg, 013
    28th    Holland, Amsterdam, Melkweg OZ
    30th    Germany, Hamburg, Markthalle
    31st    Denmark, Odense, Musikhuset Posten

    February

    1st    Denmark, Arhus, Voxhall
    2nd   Norway, Oslo, Rockefeller
    4th    Finland, Helsinki, Tavastia
    5th    Finland, Tampere, Klubi
    7th    Sweden, Stockholm, Debaser Strand
    8th    Sweden, Gothenburg, Pustervik
    9th    Denmark, Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
    10th  Germany, Berlin, Columbia Theatre
    11th   Poland, Warsaw, Stodola
    12th   Poland, Krakrow, Kwadrat
    14th   Germany, Leipzig, Conne Island
    15th   Czech Republic, Prague, Rock Cafe
    16th   Austria, Vienna, Szene
    17th   Hungary, Budapest, A38
    18th   Croatia, Zagreb, Culture Factory
    20th   Germany, Munchen, Backstage Halle
    21st   Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks
    22nd   Italy, Turin, Hiroshima Mon Amour
    23rd   Italy, Bologna, Zona Roveri
    24th   France, Lyon, L'Epicerie Moderne
    25th   Spain, Barcelona, Apolo
    26th   Spain, Madrid, Barcelo
    28th   France, Toulouse, Le Bikini

    March

    1st    France, Paris, Le Trabendo
    2nd   France, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
    3rd    Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
    4th    Germany, Cologne, Gloria
    5th    Belgium, Brussels, AB Ballroom

    Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am on Wednesday September 7th.  
    www.seetickets.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.livenation.co.uk

    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is readying what is to potentially be the final full-length album before an 'extended hiatus.'  DISSOCIATION, out October 14, 2016, is a product of the recent collaboration of the band's Party Smasher Inc. label with Cooking Vinyl and promises to be their most adventurous to date.
    The premiere single, "Limerent Death" Weinman says "is one of my all-time favorite DEP songs. I feel that this song is one of the rare instances where all the members are feeling, and conveying, the same energy from start to end. A sharp focused dagger plowing its way through thick heavy walls."

    Follow this link to view the 'Limerent Death' packshot video: https://TDEP.lnk.to/LDvid

    The band tracked drums at Vudu Studio on Long Island. Guitars and Bass were recorded at Party Smasher Studio in NJ with producer, Steve Evetts. Half the vocals were recorded at Steve's studio in Long Beach and the others with Producer Josh Wilbur at his home studio. Then additional guitars and sound design was done in Weinman's own personal studio. The album was then mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity in Boston, MA.

    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has been a juggernaut since their inception in 1997 making an indelible mark on the world of rock The band has put out five studio albums, rocked Late Night TV and have been winners of the Revolver Golden Gods' Best Underground Band, Kerrang!'s Inspiration Award and Spirit of Independence Award as well as a VH1 Most Influential Guitarist award.  Their sound is unlike that of any other band, but that has been the inspiration for many that have followed. The New York Times described it best when they said, "If you really want to know these songs — metal through the jazz-rock filter of Allan Holdsworth and Mahavishnu Orchestra — you have to listen repeatedly and concentrate. Increasingly it's a composer's music...a haywire, acrobatic combustion that occurs in almost every song."  
     
    DISSOCIATION TRACK LISTING
     
    "Limerent Death"
    "Symptom Of Terminal Illness"
    "Wanting Not So Much To As To"
    "Fugue"
    "Low Feels Blvd"
    "Surrogate"
    "Honeysuckle"
    "Manufacturing Discontent"
    "Apologies Not Included"
    "Nothing To Forget"
    "Dissociation"

    Pre-order the album here: https://TDEP.lnk.to/Dissociation
    Stay tuned for news on exclusive album merch and bundles!

     Parkway Drive Announce Massive UK And European Tour.

    Parkway Drive.Sunday 4th September 2016
    Fresh off the European Summer Tour, where they headlined some of the biggest festivals in mainland Europe, Parkway Drive have announced a 2017 Unbreakable European/UK tour with special guests Asking Alexandria. Unbreakable Tour will be taking place in March and April next year, and will include big club shows, such as O2 Brixton Academy in London (UK), as well as headlining European festivals.  Below is a full list of dates. The tickets for mainland Europe are on sale today, the UK ones will be on sale on Monday Sep 5th at 10am local time .

    PARKWAY DRIVE – UNBREAKABLE TOUR EUROPE 2017
    March 29th, 2017 - Czech Rep Prague @ Forum Karlin - TICKETS  
    March 30th, 2017 - Austria Tröpolach @ Full Metal Mountain - TICKETS    
    March 31st, 2017 - Germany München @ Zenith - TICKETS  
    April 1st, 2017 - Slovakia Bratislava @ Refinery Gallery - TICKETS    
    April 3rd, 2017 - Switzerland Zürich @ Eventpark - TICKETS   
    April 4th, 2017 - Germany Frankfurt @ Jahrhunderthalle - TICKETS    
    April 5th, 2017 - Germany Bremen @ Pier 2 - TICKETS      
    April 6th, 2017 - Germany Düsseldorf @ Mitsubishi Electric-Halle - TICKETS    
    April 8th, 2017 - UK London @ O2 Brixton Academy - TICKETS  
    April 9th, 2017 - UK Nottingham @ Rock City - TICKETS   
    April 10th, 2017 - UK Leeds @ O2 Academy - TICKETS    
    April 11th, 2017 - UK Cardiff @ University Great Hall - TICKETS    
    April 13th, 2017 - France, Paris @ Bataclan – TICKETS  
    April 15th, 2017 - Germany, Leipzig @ Arena, Impericon Fest – TICKETS

     A Day To Remember Release Awesome Video For 'Naivety'.

    A Day To Remember.Sunday 4th September 2016
    A DAY TO REMEMBER have spent the past several weeks previewing new album BAD VIBRATIONS by releasing a stream of teaser tracks and videos. To celebrate the album's arrival, the band is releasing yet another music clip, this time for "Naivety." The video, which can be seen HERE, was filmed in Florida with director Darren Doane (Deftones, Zac Brown Band, Blink-182), who also helmed the recently released "Bullfight" video.
     Released on the band's own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, BAD VIBRATIONS was produced by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed by Grammy winner Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Slayer). The album is the band's first since 2013's Common Courtesy.
    The quintet is currently on the road in the US with Blink-182 for a summer tour of arenas and sheds. In December, they'll head to Australia for a string of shows with support from Of Mice & Men and follow with a headlining run that'll take them to the UK, Germany, Italy, France and more with Neck Deep and Moose Blood. Please see below for the full list of dates.

    22-Jan-2017 - Cardiff - Cardiff International Arena – UK - TICKETS
    23-Jan-2017 - Glasgow - The SSE Hydro - UK - TICKETS
    25-Jan-2017 - Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena - UK- TICKETS
    27-Jan-2017 - London - The SSE Arena Wembley - UK- TICKETS
    28-Jan-2017 - Leeds - Leeds Arena - UK- TICKETS
    30-Jan-2017 - Oberhausen - Turbinen Halle - Germany - TICKETS
    31-Jan-2017 - Leipzig - Haus Auensee - Germany - TICKETS
    01-Feb-2017 - Cologne - Palladium - Germany - TICKETS
    03-Feb-2017 - Hamburg - Sporthalle - Germany - TICKETS
    04-Feb-2017 - Berlin - Columbiahalle - Germany - TICKETS
    05-Feb-2017 - Vienna - Gasometer - Austria- TICKETS
    07-Feb-2017 - Milan - Alcatraz - Italy - TICKETS
    08-Feb-2017 - Zurich - Volkshaus – Switzerland - TICKETS
    10-Feb-2017 - Offenbach - Stadthalle Offenbach - Germany - TICKETS
    11-Feb-2017 - Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle – Germany - TICKETS
    12-Feb-2017 - Paris - Le Trianon – France - TICKETS
    14-Feb-2017 - Brussels - AB – Belgium - TICKETS
    15-Feb-2017 - Tilburg - 013 - The Netherlands – TICKETS

    Their live set has been drawing rave reviews, with the Tampa Bay Times calling them "one of Florida's most successful musical exports this century" and the Houston Press writing that the "ADTR gave the crowd everything they needed to have a good time. They are extremely good at what they do, and it was good to know that they could not only hold their own with a band as iconic as Blink-182, but could stand damn near shoulder to shoulder with them." 
    Over the course of the past several years, each of A Day To Remember's releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts, they've sold more than a million units, racked up over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours, amassing a global fanbase whose members number in the millions. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them "An Artist You Need To Know."
    Fans can get BAD VIBRATIONS by heading to http://adtr.com/


     Sick OF It All Announce New Album To Celebrate 30th Anniversary.

    Sick Of It All.Sunday 4th September 2016
    2016 marks the 30 year anniversary of the legendary New York Hardcore band SICK OF IT ALL - in order to celebrate this special occasion the band will be releasing 'When The Smoke Clears' on November 4th, 2016 via Century Media records.

    The band didn’t just record five brand new tracks in their unique and classic old school style, but they also dug deep in their photo archives and pulled up rare photos as well as iconic shots from their past and present. Everything was compiled for a strictly limited, luxurious 60 page coffee table Artbook that is wrapped in fake leather and that comes with personal liner notes from people such as Davey Havok (AFI), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Arthur Smilios (Gorilla Biscuits) and Matt Kelly (Dropkick Murphys).
     
    SICK IF IT ALL already toured Europe three times this year including summer festivals such Hellfest (F), Punk Rock Holiday (SI), Rocco Del Schlacko (DE), Ieper (BE) or Ruhrpott Rodeo (DE). In October they will come back for another two weeks prior to the release of 'When The Smoke Clears' and in January 2017 the band is heading to Australia for five shows with Refused.
     
    SICK OF IT ALL live
    with Wisdom In Chains, Crowned Kings
    13.10.16 (NL) Amsterdam - Melkweg
    14.10.16 (DE) Essen - Turock
    15.10.16 (DE) Chemnitz - AJZ Chemnitz
    16.10.16 (AT) Graz - PPC
    18.10.16 (DE) Augsburg - Kantine
    19.10.16 (CH) Geneva - L‘Usine
    20.10.16 (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage
    21.10.16 (F) Nancy - Le Hublot
    22.10.16 (BE) Lokeren - Brakfest V
    23.10.16 (F) Paris - Trabendo
    25.10.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground
    26.10.16 (DE) Hanover - Musikzentrum
    27.10.16 (SE) Malmö - Babel *
    28.10.16 (SE) Gothenburg - Kajskjul 46 *
    29.10.16 (NO) Oslo - Vulkan Arena *
    * without Wisdom In Chains, Crowned Kings
     
    with Refused
    20.01.17 (AU) Brisbane - Tivoli
    21.01.17 (AU) Sydney - Enmore Theater
    22.01.17 (AU) Adelaide - HQ
    24.01.17 (AU) Melbourne - Prince Bandroom
    26.01.17 (AU) Fremantle - Metropolis

     Vader Release New Album Artwork.

    Vader.Sunday 4th September 2016
    The longest living and most resilient tank of Poland’s death metal fleet has once again hoisted its flag – ready to overrun the world with its new triumphant procession. They recently fired a preliminary warning shot with the release of their ‘Iron Times’ EP, and now VADER are building their own all conquering empire with new studio album ‘The Empire’ -  out on 4th  November via Nuclear Blast.

    Today, the band has revealed the cover artwork of that new masterpiece.
    This stunning visualisation was created by acclaimed artist Joe Petagno who has also created artwork for Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Marduk, Illdisposed and Sodom.

    Mastermind Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek states:

    "Here is the cover artwork for ‘The Empire’ created by Joe Petagno himself!! The design as a whole includes many details connected to the main theme which influenced me before and during the process of recording: war and the ‘cold crisis’ around us today. There are also links to couple of famous movie series, which influence the generations and erupt with violence, hate and ‘imperial tendencies’... Is this just a fantasy or maybe a sign of the 21st century generation?  You have to answer that yourself... and the future will show us. Enjoy ‘The Empire’ and join us on tour soon!"

    Tracklisting for ‘The Empire’
    Angels of Steel
    Tempest
    Prayer to the God of War (album edition)
    Iron Reign
    No Gravity
    Genocidius
    The Army-Geddon
    Feel My Pain
    Parabellum (album edition)
    Send Me Back to Hell

    The lyric video for brand new track ‘Prayer To The God Of War’ is out now.  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7evx_AQy0jI

    Without doubt, ‘The Empire’ falls under the category of VADER’s classic albums. The impressive monument that they’ve built with their 13th studio album will immediately find its place in metal history. And it will also prove that VADER don’t need to make their peace with the world; they never did, and they certainly don’t now – especially after writing more than 30 years’ worth of death metal history.

    The globally conquering weapon was produced, mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. ‘The Empire’ was completed within the secret bunkers of Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland.


    Their brand new EP ‘Iron Times’ is available now digitally. You can order it here:  http://goo.gl/iYoO5Z


     Heaven Shall Burn Release Video For 'Bring The War Home'.

    Heaven Shall Burn.Sunday 4th September 2016
    HEAVEN SHALL BURN have just launched 'Bring The War Home', a band-new track and lyric video taken from their upcoming album, 'Wanderer', which is due for a worldwide release on September 16th, 2016 via Century Media Records.

    Check out 'Bring The War Home' here: https://youtu.be/Ed5CqrVS7ok

    Their upcoming club tour sold out within 24 hours. Just a few tickets are available for Aarau.

    HEAVEN SHALL BURN
    »Wanderer Club Tour«
    15.09.16 (DE) Jena - F-Haus - sold out! **
    16.09.16 (DE) Berlin - Kesselhaus/Kulturbrennerei (Metal Hammer Awards 2016) - sold out!
    17.09.16 (DE) Chemnitz - AJZ - sold out! **
    18.09.16 (DE) Essen - Zeche Carl - sold out! *
    19.09.16 (DE) Cologne - Gebäude 9 - sold out! *
    20.09.16 (DE) Frankfurt - Zoom - sold out!*
    21.09.16 (DE) Hamburg - Knust - sold out! *
    22.09.16 (DE) Munich - Ampere - sold out! *
    23.09.16 (AT) Vienna - Szene - sold out! *
    24.09.16 (CH) Aarau - Kiff
    25.09.16 (DE) Freiburg - Crash - sold out! *
    * w/ Deathrite
    ** w/ Décembre Noir

     Shvpes Announce UK Headline Tour.

    Shavpes.Sunday 4th September 2016
    Following recent outstanding performances in support of Asking Alexandria, SHVPES can now reveal a 17-date run of UK shows for October/November, taking in headline, co-headline & festival appearances…

    Kicking off in Leicester, the first 5 shows are headliners; SHVPES will be bringing along five-piece rock band, Empire, as main support before joining forces with Press to Meco for an 11-strong co-headline run.

    All SHVPES appearances are listed below:-
    OCTOBER
    10 Leicester The Cookie (main support from Empire)
    11 Colchester Arts Centre (main support from Empire)
    12 Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms (main support from Empire)
    13 Birmingham Rainbow Cellar (supports TBC)
    15 Norwich Sound and Vision Festival
    17 Bournemouth Anvil (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    18 Plymouth Underground (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    20 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    21 Nottingham Basement (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    22 Manchester Satan's Hollow (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    31 Southampton Joiners (co-headline with Press To Meco)

    NOVEMBER
    02 London Boston Music Rooms (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    03 Leeds Key Club (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    05 Sheffield Corporation (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    06 Glasgow King Tut's (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    07 Newcastle Think Tank (co-headline with Press To Meco)
    08 Liverpool Studio 2 (supports TBC)

    Fans of SHVPES can now instantly download new single, ‘Skin & Bones’ upon pre-order of their forthcoming debut album, ‘PAIN. JOY. ECSTASY. DESPAIR.’

     All Time Low Release New Video 'Take Cover'.

    All Time Low.Sunday 4th September 2016
    All Time Low dropped a never before released bonus track "Take Cover" along with a new video! The song and video footage is taken from their upcoming release of 'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present, and Future Hearts". Fans can now watch the video here: smarturl.it/TakeCoverVideo
    All Time Low has some of the most dedicated fans in music and that is because the band has always given them a look behind the curtain. They have nothing to hide and this time around is no different. All Time Lowis inviting fans back for an in depth look into their world with the release of 'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts'. The documentary, directed by Rafa Alcantara (Twentyfourcore Productions), picks up right where 2010's 'Straight To DVD' ends, diving deep into the past six years with Alex, Jack, Zack and Rian leading up to the band's sixth studio album, Future Hearts. The album debuted #1 in the US and UK and gave All Time Low the highest charting and biggest selling week of their careers. 

    Along with the journey of the documentary, Directed & Edited by Rafa Alcantara for TWENTYFOURCORE (Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed), the release includes the live performance from the sold out Wembley Arena show, directed by Tim Mattia, in its entirety giving fans who missed the epic night in London the opportunity to feel side stage, and for fans that were there, the chance to relive the night over and over again.  Additionally, two never before released B-sides tracks from Future Hearts are also included. 

    Watch the New Official Trailer - http://goo.gl/6xIJiY
    'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts' will be officially released on September 9th, 2016 through Hopeless Records and is now available for physical and digital pre-order -
    MerchNow - smarturl.it/STDIIPreorder / iTunes - smarturl.it/StraightToDVDII
    When pre-ordered digitally, fans will receive "Take Cover" as an instant grat track! 

    In addition to the standard CD/DVD, a special deluxe version of STD II will also be available to pre-order. It includes 2 CDs + DVD with 4 Exclusive Fan-Favorite Tracks + 12" x 12" Limited Edition Photo Art Book featuring 72 pages of exclusive live and behind the scenes photos. Only 5,000 are available worldwide. Pre-order now at smarturl.it/STDIIPreorder. 

    Deluxe Track Listing: 
    CD 1
    1. Intro 
    2. A Love Like War  
    3. Lost In Stereo 
    4. Heroes 
    5. Somewhere In Neverland 
    6. The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver 
    7. Weightless 
    8. Remembering Sunday (feat. Cassadee Pope) 
    9. Therapy 
    10. Kids In The Dark 
    11. Guts  
    12. Outlines (feat. Josh Franceschi) 
    13. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) 
    14. Forget About It  
    15. Backseat Serenade 
    16. Time Bomb 
    17. Something's Gotta Give 
    18. The Reckless and the Brave 
    19. Dear Maria, Count Me In 
    CD 2
    1. Six Feet Under The Stars
    2. Stella
    3. Jasey Rae
    4. Take Cover (B-Side) 
    5. Caroline (B-Side)
    DVD
    Past, Present, and Future Hearts Documentary
    Live At Wembley Arena
    Outtakes
    Standard Track Listing: 
    CD
    1. Intro 
    2. A Love Like War  
    3. Lost In Stereo 
    4. Heroes 
    5. Somewhere In Neverland 
    6. The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver 
    7. Weightless 
    8. Remembering Sunday (feat. Cassadee Pope) 
    9. Therapy 
    10. Kids In The Dark 
    11. Guts  
    12. Outlines (feat. Josh Franceschi) 
    13. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) 
    14. Forget About It  
    15. Backseat Serenade 
    16. Time Bomb 
    17. Something's Gotta Give 
    18. The Reckless and the Brave 
    19. Dear Maria, Count Me In 
    20. Take Cover (B-Side) 21. Caroline (B-Side) 
    DVD
    Past, Present, and Future Hearts Documentary
    Live At Wembley Arena
    Outtakes

     Sabaton Storm The Chartd With New Album 'The Last Stand'.

    Sabaton.Sunday 4th September 2016
    Swedish heavy metal heroes, SABATON, released their latest record, The Last Stand, on August 19th through Nuclear Blast. The album reached the highest UK chart position in the bands history debuting at #17 on the National Chart.

    The success was wide-spread globally including top positions in Czech Republic, Finland, Switzerland  and the band's native country Sweden. Now the Swedish quintet have entered the Top 10 of the world charts with the new studio album, hitting no. 6.

    The band commented on this big success across the world:
    "It's absolutely great to see that we list higher in every country than ever before with our new album The Last Stand. This inspires us to continue to write songs since apparently fans think we still have the ability. Now we just look forward to performing them all live!" 

    Worldwide first week chart positions for The Last Stand include:
    #1 - Czech Republic
    #1 - Finland
    #1 - Sweden (#1 in Rock/Metal)
    #1 - Switzerland
    #2 - Germany
    #2 - Austria
    #2 - Poland 
    #4 - Belgium (#3 - Vlanders, #11 Wallonie)
    #11 - Netherlands
    #11 - Norway
    #15 - Hungary
    #17 - UK (#1 in The Rock Chart #5 in Indie Chart)
    #18 - Spain
    #20 - Canada (#2 Hard Music Chart)
    #29 - Australia
    #32 - France 
    # 63 - US  Billboard Chart (#2 on Billboard Hard Music Chart, #4 - Independent)
    #92 - Ireland (#14 - Indie)

    Additionally, the band have revealed the first track-by-track trailer today, telling more about the stories behind the songs. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/_nIPHU6N1IM

    Order the album on CD, Vinyl and Limited Edition CD/DVD (includes signed insert, while stocks last) from Recordstore.co.uk here: http://bit.ly/SabatonRS
    Or get the limited Gold, Yellow or Blue Vinyl, Box Set and Tank Edition (includes signed insert, while stocks last) from Nuclear Blast UK Store: http://bit.ly/SabatonNBStore
    Or digitally: http://nblast.de/SabatonDownloads

    More on The Last Stand:
    'The Lost Battalion' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jTgkTEDDog
    'Blood Of Bannockburn' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi7xBe5-M8k
    'Shiroyama' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylyqoxh-cXk
    'The Art Of War' OFFICIAL LIVE CLIP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYoK1N90KDk

    See what press is saying about SABATON's The Last Stand:
    'So battle-hardened, their attack so relentlessly foot-on-throat that only the dourest souls won't succumb' 4K! Kerrang
     'The Last Stand is a killer album. It's drenched in blood - and if it doesn't get your pulse racing, you've already died in battle' **** Weekend Sport 
    'The pace is fast, the lyrics are victorious' Metal Hammer
    'Likely to propel them to super stardom' Powerplay 8/10 

    SABATON Tour Dates
    'The Last Tour' - Europe 2017
    w/ ACCEPT, TWILIGHT FORCE
    06.01.  DE        Hamburg - Sporthalle
    07.01.  DE        Oberhausen - König Pilsener Arena
    08.01.  BE        Antwerp - Lotto Arena
    10.01.  IRL       Dublin - Vicar Street
    11.01.  UK        Glasgow - o2 Academy
    13.01.  UK        Manchester - o2 Apollo
    14.01.  UK        London - o2 Brixton Academy

    15.01.  FR         Lille - Aeronef
    16.01.  FR         Paris - Olympia
    18.01.  FR         Toulouse - Le Bikini
    19.01.  ES         Bilbao - Santana 27
    20.01.  PT         Porto - Coliseu Do Porto
    21.01.  ES         Madrid - Barclaycard Center
    22.01.  ES         Barcelona - Sant Jordi
    24.01.  FR         Lyon - Transbordeur
    25.01.  IT          Milan - Live Club
    27.01.  AT         Vienna - Gasometer
    28.01.  DE        Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
    29.01.  NL        Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
    31.01.  DE       Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
    01.02.  DE       Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
    03.02.  CH       Basel - St. Jakobshalle
    04.02.  DE       Bamberg - Brose Arena
    05.02.  DE       München - Zenith
    24.02.  FIN       Helsinki - Icehall
    25.02.  EE       Tallinn - Kultuurikatel
    27.02.  PL        Gdansk - Ergo Arena
    28.02.  PL        Wroclaw - Hala Stulecia
    01.03.  PL        Warsaw - Torwar
    03.03.  PL        Cracov - Wisla Hall
    04.03.  CZ        Prague - Tip Sport Arena
    05.03.  HU        Budapest - Barba Negra
    06.03.  RS        Belgrade - Belexpo
    08.03.  GR       Athens - Peiraios Academy
    09.03.  GR       Thessaloniki - Fix Factory Of Sound
    10.03.  BG       Sofia - Universiada Hall
    11.03.  RO       Bucharest - Arenele Romane
    13.03.  HR       Zagreb - Dom Sportova
    14.03.  SK        Bratislava - Aegon Arena
    15.03.  DE        Berlin - Columbiahalle
    17.03.  SE        Norrköping - Himmelstalundshallen
    18.03.  SE        Sandviken - Göransson Arena
    19.03.  SE        Örebro - Conventum Arena
    21.03.  DK       Copenhagen - Valby Hallen
    22.03.  SE        Lund - Sparbank Skane Arena
    24.03.  SE        Stockholm - Hovet
    25.03.  SE        Göteborg - Frölundaborg
    26.03.  NO        Oslo - Sentrum Scene
    27.03.  NO         Haugesund - Byscenen
    29.03.  NO         Trondheim - Samfundet Storsalen
    31.03.  SE          Umea - Umea Energi Arena Vind
    01.04.  SE          Lulea - Lulea Energi Arena

     Twenty One Pilots Add Second London Date.

    Twenty One Pilots.Sunday 4th September 2016
    Due to phenomenal demand, Twenty One Pilots have added a second night at Alexandra Palace on Sunday 13 November. Tickets are on sale now.

    The first night, which was announced three days ago, went on sale at 9am GMT this morning and sold out within a matter of seconds! This second night is sure to follow quickly with the band set to play to 20,000 fans in London alone. Grab tickets for Sunday 13 November now!

    Tickets go on-sale now priced at £29.00 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

     Black Star Riders Announce 2017 Headline Tour.

    Black Star Riders.Thursday 1st September 2016
    Black Star Riders are hitting the road next year with a comprehensive UK tour in support of their new album 'Heavy Fire', set for release in early 2017.

    After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders  (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso) are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden's own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining 11 shows.

    Ricky Warwick says, "It seems like ages since we did the Leppard / Whitesnake tour so we are all really looking forward to be back out on the road with BSR.  Our third album will be out just prior to the dates so its going to be great to play tracks from that along with favorites from the first two records also.  Having my old friends from Backyard Babies, Gun and The Amorettes out with us too is just icing on the cake to make a great tour!"

    The band are currently in the studio in Nashville, once again with producer Nick Raskulinecz putting the finishing touches to 'Heavy Fire'. Scott Gorham says, "It's great to be back with Nick, after such a great job on The Killer Instinct it was a no brainer to continue the relationship and this album is going to blow everyone away".

    Following on from their critically acclaimed albums 'All Hell Breaks Loose' and 'The Killer Instinct' which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a power force in the modern day of Rock n' Roll, 'Heavy Fire' will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  The band have also brought in Pledgemusic, one of the most innovative and successful platforms of the modern music world, to give fans extra special product and experiences to go along with the album's release.

    Dates for Black Star Riders 2017 UK & Ireland Tour are:

    W/ Gun and The Amorettes

    Thursday 2nd March                                                   Tramshed, Cardiff
    Friday 3rd March                                                         
    William Aston Hall, Wrexham
    Saturday 4th March                                                    Academy, Dublin
    Sunday 5th March                                                       Limelight, Belfast
    Tuesday 7th March                                                     Ironworks, Inverness

    W/ Backyard Babies and Gun

    Wednesday 8th March                                             
    O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)*
    Thursday 9th March                                                   
    O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)*
    Friday 10th March                                                      
    O2 Academy, Newcastle*
    Saturday 11th March                                                 
    O2 Academy, Leeds*
    Sunday 12th March                                                    
    O2 Ritz, Manchester*
    Tuesday14thMarch                                                  
    Rock City, Nottingham
    Wednesday 15th March                                           
    UEA, Norwich
    Thursday 16th March                                                
    O2 Academy Bristol*
    Friday 17th March                                                      
    O2 Kentish Town Forum, London*
    Saturday 18th March                                                 
    O2 Institute, Birmingham*
    Sunday 19th March                                                    
    O2 Academy, Bournemouth*

    Tickets go on sale Friday 16th September at 10am
    For Ticket Info please visit www.blackstarriders.com
    * Tickets from ticketweb.co.uk

     Pink Floyd Exhivition Coming To London's Victoria And Albert Museum.

    Pink Floyd.Thursday 1st September 2016
    London’s Victoria and Albert Museum today announced the first major international retrospective of Pink Floyd, one of the world’s most pioneering and influential bands. To mark 50 years since the band released their first single Arnold Layne, and over 200 million record sales later, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains will be an immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey through Pink Floyd’s extraordinary world. A story of sound, design and performance, the exhibition will chronicle the music, iconic visuals and staging of the band, from the underground psychedelic scene in 1960s London to the present day, illustrating their groundbreaking use of special effects, sonic experimentation, powerful imagery and social commentary. The exhibition marks the first collaboration in decades of Pink Floyd’s remaining members and is promoted by Michael Cohl and Iconic Entertainment Studios. Tickets go on sale at 10:0am, Wednesday 31 August via the V&A and other ticketing partners.

    The exhibition will celebrate Pink Floyd’s place in history as the cultural landscape changed throughout the 1960s and beyond. Pink Floyd occupied a distinctive experimental space and were the foremost exponents of a psychedelic movement that changed the understanding of music forever. They became one of the most important groups in contemporary music.

    Pink Floyd have produced some of the most iconic imagery in popular culture: from pigs flying over Battersea Power Station, The Dark Side of the Moon prism, cows, marching hammers to giant inflatable teachers; their vision brought to life by creative individuals such as modern surrealist and long-time collaborator Storm Thorgerson, satirical illustrator Gerald Scarfe and psychedelic lighting pioneer Peter Wynne Wilson.

    The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, with sonic experience by Sennheiser, will celebrate the band’s era-defining work in composition, staging, design, film, music technology,graphic design and photography. It will feature more than 350 objects and artefacts including never-before-seen material, presented alongside works from the V&A’s outstanding collections of art, design, architecture and performance. Highlights will include spectacular set and construction pieces from some of Pink Floyd’s most innovative and legendary album covers and stage performances including The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and The Division Bell, instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, handwritten lyrics and psychedelic prints and posters. At the exhibition, visitors will have the unique opportunity to experience never-before-seen classic Pink Floyd concert footage and a custom designed laser light show. 

    Martin Roth, Director of the V&A said: “The V&A is perfectly placed to exhibit the work of a band that is as recognisable for its unique visual imagery as for its music. Pink Floyd is an impressive and enduring British design story of creative success. Alongside creating extraordinary music, they have for over five decades been pioneers in uniting sound and vision, from their earliest 1960s performances with experimental light shows, through their spectacular stadium rock shows, to their consistently iconic album covers. The exhibition will locate them within the history of performance, design and musical production by presenting and complementing the material from Pink Floyd’s own archive with the V&A’s unrivalled collections in architecture, design, graphics and literature.”

    Michael Cohl of Iconic Entertainment Studios said: “We are proud to have been chosen as the promoter of what will be an incredible exhibition at the V&A. I have always loved being involved with Pink Floyd and the work that goes into making a visual spectacular. This is the culmination of a long history together and I’m happy to work once again with one of the greatest bands of all time.”

    The exhibition is curated by the V&A by a team led by Victoria Broackes alongside Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell of Hipgnosis, the Creative Director of Pink Floyd, and Paula Stainton. The curatorial team have worked closely with members of the group on the content of the exhibition, which is being designed by Stufish, the world leading entertainment architects and longtime stage designers for Pink Floyd.
    The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opens on 13 May 2017 for 20 weeks. Tickets are available now.

     Natives Release Live Video For 'stop The Rain'.

    Natives.Thursday 1st September 2016
    Tribal-pop quartet Natives have unveiled an atmospheric live video captured in Marrakesh for their latest single 'Stop The Rain'. Filmed in session on a rooftop during their life–changing and hugely influential trip to Morocco, Natives perform their new single as dusk falls over the beautiful city.

    WATCH 'STOP THE RAIN' LIVE HERE

    The reveal of the live session follows the recent release of the gorgeous dub-inspired 'Stop The Rain' Santi remix, which premiered with Guestlist Magazine who said, "The tribal indie band's shimmery melodies are offset well by Santi's deep house vibe, always ready to set off a summer dancefloor."

    LISTEN TO THE SANTI REMIX HERE

    The official 'Stop The Rain' video was also beautifully shot in various locations around Morocco and has clocked up over 126K YouTube plays to date since premiering with The Independent, who called it a "slice of euphoric pop". It reveals a taste of what's to come from their forthcoming second album, full details of which will be announced soon.

    Natives will be heading out with Brooklyn indie-rock collective MOTHXR in support of their UK tour this month. The eight-date run will kick off at Manchester's Sound Control on September 3rd, call at London's Dingwalls on September 8th and finish at Brighton's The Green Door Store on September 10th. Full tour dates can be found below.

    UK tour dates supporting MOTHXR

    Sep 03 Manchester - Sound Control
    Sep 04 Leeds - Brudenell Games Room       
    Sep 05 Glasgow - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
    Sep 06 Nottingham - The Bodega
    Sep 07 Bristol - Exchange
    Sep 08 London - Dingwalls
    Sep 09 Southampton - Joiners
    Sep 10 Brighton - The Green Door Store

     Bastille Release 'Send Them Off' From Forthcoming 'Wild World' Album.

    Bastilles.Thursday 1st September 2016
    Bastille release 'Send Them Off !', the second single to be taken from their hugely anticipated forthcoming new album 'Wild World'. Opening with a bombastic, hip-hop-inspired horns intro, it's narrative details irrational relationship jealousy as frontman Dan Smith uses imagery from "The Exorcist" and "Othello" alongside quotes from the 70s Italian sci-fi film 'Cosmos: War of the Planets'. Boundary-defying, thought-provoking and supremely catchy, it's typical of the London four-piece's magpie approach to composition.
     
    Single 'Good Grief' kickstarted the band's return in phenomenal fashion back in June. The deceptively upbeat and infectious song, which deals with the loss of someone you love, notched up the biggest ever week-one streams for an alternative band in the UK. Already certified Silver with over 250,000 sales, the track hasn't left the top 30 since its release 10 weeks ago. The single preceded the slow-burning, R&B-infused 'Fake It', which was accompanied by a video depicting the spin and facade of modern media and politics, a poignant commentary on the current state of affairs.
     
    'Wild World', released on 9th September, follows the four million-selling, multi-platinum debut 'Bad Blood'. It maintains Bastille's DNA of vivid, cinematic songwriting at its core, but strives to progress and push their sound forward. It's an ambitious album, both musically and lyrically, incorporating new influences and themes into the band's distinctive world.
     
    "If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it" Dan explains, "Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it's presented to you through the media. It's also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it. We wanted the album to be a bit disorientating - at times extroverted and introverted, light and dark."
     
    The band have been previewing the record at many festivals all over the world this summer, including Glastonbury, V Festival, Lollapalooza, Sziget, T in The Park and more, with shows still to come at Bestival and Festival No. 6. Later this year, they will embark on their biggest headline tour to date playing 12 UK Arenas, the run of shows is currently the most successfully selling tour by any British act this year. It includes two dates at London's O2 Arena after tickets for the first show sold out within hours.
     
    Dates as below:
    2 Sept           Festival No. 6, Portmeirion
    11 Sept        Bestival, Isle Of Wight
    28 Oct          BIC, Bournemouth SOLD OUT
    Sat 29 Oct   Plymouth – Pavilions SOLD OUT
     
    31 Oct          Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
    1 Nov            The O2, London – SOLD OUT
    2 Nov            The O2, London – ADDITIONAL DATE
    4 Nov            First Direct Arena, Leeds
    5 Nov            Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
    6 Nov            Arena, Manchester
    8 Nov            Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
    9 Nov            SSE, Belfast
    10 Nov         3Arena, Dublin
    12 Nov         The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
    13 Nov         Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

     A Day To Remember Announce UK Tour Supports.

    MA Day To Remember.Thursday 1st September 2016
    A Day To Remember
    Announce Neck Deep and Moose Blood
    As Special Guests for "Bad Vibes" UK Tour

    New Album "Bad Vibrations" out Friday Sept 2nd!

    A Day To Remember have announced that Neck Deep and Moose Blood will join them on their European and UK tour in January 2017.  

    Full list of dates is as follows:

    January 2017
    22nd Cardiff - Cardiff International Arena – UK - TICKETS
    23rd Glasgow - The SSE Hydro - UK - TICKETS
    25th Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena - UK- TICKETS
    27th London - The SSE Arena Wembley - UK- TICKETS
    28th Leeds - Leeds Arena - UK- TICKETS
     
    Tickets are on sale now!
     
    The band recently premiered new tracks from the highly anticipated upcoming album, BAD VIBRATIONS (out September 2nd on ADTR Records distributed by Epitaph Records) -  "Naivety" - on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac and "We Got This" with Zane Lowe on beats1.  

    "Naivety" and "We Got This" follow the release of the album's title track, "Bad Vibrations" (viewable HERE), the awesome "Bullfight" (viewable HERE) and lead track/video "Paranoia" (viewable HERE), the latter of which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show and has gone on to amass more than 7.8 million Spotify streams and 5.5 million YouTube views, while shooting to No. 7 on the rock chart. Fans can get "Bullfight," "Bad Vibrations" and "Paranoia", "Naivety" AND "We Got This"  as instant downloads by clicking smarturl.it/badvibrations to pre-order BAD VIBRATIONS on iTunes. Pre-order bundles are also available on the band's official site or at smarturl.it/adtr-preorder.

    Set for a September 2nd release on the band's own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, BAD VIBRATIONS was produced by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed by Grammy winner Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Slayer). The album is the band's first since 2013's Common Courtesy.

    Recorded at Stevenson's Fort Collins-based Blasting Room Studios, BAD VIBRATIONS masterfully channels the kinetic energy that found A Day To Remember being named "the best live band of 2015" by Alternative Press. The album sees the group (vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt) forgoing trendy digitally driven production to focus on live recording. "These days it seems like a lot of heavy sounding music is heading more and more in a digital direction," says McKinnon. "That's not necessarily a bad thing, but we wanted to go the opposite way and make something that's aggressive but has more of a natural flow and feel to it."

    The quintet, who recently headlined both the 2016 Kerrang! Awards and Alternative Press Music Awards, are currently on the road in the US with Blink-182 for a summer tour of arenas and sheds that kicked off in San Diego, CA.

    Over the course of the past several years, each of A Day To Remember's releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts, they've sold more than a million units, racked up over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours, amassing a global fanbase whose members number in the millions. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them "An Artist You Need To Know."

     Magnus Pelander Announces Solo Album.

    Magnus Pelander.TThursday 1st September 2016
    WITCHCRAFT main man, Magnus Pelander's solo project PELANDER has revealed the cover artwork for his upcoming debut album which is scheduled to be released on October 21 via Nuclear Blast.

    'Time' will contain 7 tracks with an approximate runnning time of 44 minutes.

    Time tracklist:
    1. Umbrella
    2. Family Song
    3. The Irony Of Man
    4. True Colour
    5. Precious Swan
    6. Time
    7. Rebecka (BONUS TRACK)

    Time 
    is now available for pre-order in various formats (CD digipak, black vinyl, clear vinyl) via this link:
    http://www.bandstores.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4920

    As well as digitally: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/time/id1146887534

    After his latest journey with WITCHCRAFT 'Nucleus' , multi instrumentalist and lyricist extraordinaire, Magnus Pelander, returns to his solo career which without a doubt can be recognized as being tied to the cult doom/rock band, still exploring other paths and going full on acoustic.

    Magnus Pelander comments: "At last my first solo album is done and soon to be released. I cannot believe this is true."

    Commented Nuclear Blast A&R representative Markus Jakob: "We're thrilled to not only work with a gifted artist as Magnus on his main band but now also on his solo career. Both WITCHCRAFT and PELANDER have always stood for variety, artistic freedom and development which we're more than happy to support. Prepare yourself for another deep and intense look into the mind and musical vision of a genius!"

    Today PELANDER also announces the as of yet untitled successor to 2010's »A Sinner's Child«​-EP to be released later this year. More details about Magnus Pelander's second solo album will be revealed soon.          

     Alter Bridge Release Video fr 'Show Me A Leader'.

    Alter Bridge.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    ALTER BRIDGE have today unveiled their video for 'Show Me A Leader', the lead track from forthcoming fifth studio album, 'The Last Hero', set for release via Napalm Records on 7th October.

    Check out the clip here - http://vevo.ly/wqYl2k.

    The video is based on a concept created by ALTER BRIDGE together with director Zev Deans that brings life to the story told in the single's lyrics. The animated video shows the world in turmoil as politicians (represented by suits with megaphone heads) broadcast negative messages to the people. The visually arresting video showcases Deans' unique creative style, something the band members were immediately drawn to.

    'The Last Hero' was produced by longtime friend and collaborator Michael 'Elvis' Baskette (Slash, Tremonti, Trivium) and mastered by Grammy award winner Ted Jensen.

    ALTER BRIDGE have recently announced their long-anticipated return to Europe. Their biggest headline shows yet, the 24-date tour treks 15 countries and kicks off on 4th November. Special guests include Danish rockers Volbeat, French progressive metallers Gojira and up-and-comers, Like A Storm.

    UK dates run as follows:

    Wed 23rd Nov - MANCHESTER Arena
    Thu 24th Nov - LONDON O2 Arena
    Sat 26th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
    Sun 27th Nov - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
    Mon 28th Nov - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
    Thu 1st Dec - GLASGOW Hydro
    Fri 2nd Dec - LEEDS First Direct Arena

    >Tickets are available at www.livenation.co.uk

     Waterparks Announce Debut Album 'Double Dare'.

    Waterparks.Wednesday 31st August 2016
    Houston, TX-based Waterparks will release their debut full-length, Double Dare, on November 4 on Easy Life Records (Lower Than Atlantis, Tonight Alive). Today, the band has also premiered the lead single 'Stupid For You' and launched pre-orders for Double Dare, both of which can be found at waterparksband.com. "Stupid For You" is available now as an instant MP3 download with all pre-orders.

    Double Dare was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low).

    Of the forthcoming full-length, frontman Awsten Knight shares, "It's just more. Everything about it is expanded and bigger. We wanted to push the boundaries to show people that you can be more than one thing. This isn't just a "pop-punk" band and I think when people hear the rest of the album, it'll be pretty apparent. There are songs that have elements of jazz, hip-hip, pop, indie, electronic, punk, etc. As far as the lyrics go, they're more personal than they've been on any other Waterparks release. This album has been in the works since last August or September, and in that time I've felt and dealt with a lot of different things. I was probably more open than I should be with some stuff but it's fine. Honest songs are always best. It's also got me at my happiest, so that's a thing too."

    The past year has been truly groundbreaking for Waterparks, who signed to Equal Vision Records, partnered with MDDN co., released Cluster, embarked on their first ever full US and UK tours, and landed spots for Knight on the covers of Alternative Press and Kerrang! magazines. The band has also toured as direct support on Good Charlotte's US and UK reunion shows, on the entirety of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, performed at SXSW, So What?!, Slam Dunk festivals and has just wrapped up their second UK tour, which included performances at the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festivals.

    Waterparks is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Awsten Knight, guitarist/vocalist Geoff Wigington, and drummer/vocalist Otto Wood.

    Double Dare
    TRACKLIST

    1. Hawaii (Stay Awake) 
    2. Gloom Boys 
    3. Stupid For You 
    4. Royal 
    5. Take Her to the Moon 
    6. Made in America 
    7. Dizzy 
    8. Powerless 
    9. Little Violence 
    10. 21 Questions 
    11. It Follows 
    12. Plum Island 
    13. I'll Always Be Around 

     Crystal Castles Announce UK Tour.

    Crystal Castles.Wednesday 31st August 2016
    Fresh from sets at Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend and the release of their new album Amnesty (I), Crystal Castles have announced a set of UK headline tour dates for November. 

    Kicking off in Glasgow on 7th November and playing London's Electric Ballroom on the 15th, the string of shows will mark the band's first UK tour of Amnesty (I) with front woman Edith Frances. The dates will follow an extensive run of US and European tour dates throughout September and October. See full UK tour dates below.

    Tour dates
    07-Nov           The Garage, Glasgow – tickets HERE
    08-Nov           O2 Ritz, Manchester – tickets HERE
    09-Nov           Riverside, Newcastle – tickets HERE
    10-Nov           Leadmill, Sheffield – tickets HERE
    12-Nov           Motion, Bristol – tickets HERE
    13-Nov           Lemon Grove, Exeter
    15-Nov           Electric Ballroom, London – tickets HERE
    17-Nov           Concrete II, Brighton – tickets HERE

     Purson Announce November UK Tour.

    Purson.Wednesday 31st August 2016
    Following popular performances at this year’s Ramblin’ Man & Cambridge Rock festivals, British psych gypsies Purson can now reveal a run of headline shows for November 2016, plus bill-topping appearances at the Norwich Sound + Vision Festival in October (a 60-plus band event including Let’s Eat Grandma, Black Foxxes & Bad Breeding), and the Brain Freeze Festival in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, the following month.

    Meanwhile, the band will attend tomorrow’s prestigious Progressive Music Awards, held at the Underglobe in London, both to perform and as nominees for the coveted ‘Album of the Year’ accolade. This nomination comes in admiration of their latest LP, ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, released earlier this year via Spinefarm Records.

    UK LIVE APPEARANCES 2016

    OCTOBER
    FRI 14                Norwich Sound + Vision Festival
    NOVEMBER
    THU 17                Leicester - Scholar
    FRI 18                  Edinburgh – Electric Circus
    SAT 19                 Dundee – Beat Generator Live
    SUN 20                Newcastle – Cluny
    MON 21               York – The Fulford Arms                           
    WED 23               Liverpool – Arts Club
    THU 24                Stoke-On-Trent – The Sugarmill
    FRI 25                  Ebbw Vale – Brain Freeze Festival

    A special London show will be announced shortly…

    In keeping with the highly visual nature of the act, Purson have taken a bold step into the world of fashion by joining forces with Mr Fish – the iconic British fashion brand whose clothes were worn by David Bowie, The Rolling Stones & Jimi Hendrix. For more information on Mr Fish bespoke visit www.mr-fish.co.uk

    For Mr Fish ready to wear, please visit http://www.livoos.com

     Boston Manor Release 'LEad Feet' From Forthcoming Debut Album 'Be Nothing'.

    Boston Manor.Wednesday 31st August 2016
    Boston Manor have revealed a brand new song titled 'Lead Feet'. The track is featured on the band's highly anticipated upcoming debut album, 'Be Nothing', which will be released on September 30th via Pure Noise Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at http://smarturl.it/BManor.

    "Around the time we were writing this album I got a phone call from a guy I was friends with in school, one day when we were about 13 he just didn't show up to school, we got told he'd been taken into care and I never heard from him again until he called. He somehow got my parents phone number and rang me one day to tell me about the last ten years of his life, how people he'd loved had died, how he'd just got out of prison and struggled with addiction, lots of really troubling turbulent stuff. 'Lead Feet' is about how two people's lives can begin so similarly but the choices they make can take them in totally opposite directions." - Henry Cox (Vocals)

    Boston Manor will make their way to the U.S. this fall for a tour with labelmates Like Pacific, along with Broadside and Rarity. Watch the band's recently released video for their song 'Laika' at https://youtu.be/FsVAMSWobRo.

    Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/bostonmanoruk for additional updates.

    LIVE DATES:
    Sept-03 Fort Fest
    Sept-25 Underground Fesitval
    Supporting Moose Blood:
    Oct-03 O2 Institute2, Birmingham
    Oct-04 The Garage, Glasgow
    Oct-05 O2 Academy 2, Sheffield
    Oct-06 Y Plas, Cardiff
    Oct-07 Koko, London
    Oct-08 Academy, Manchester 

    UK & European Headline Tour:
    Fri 11 Nov       Belgium Dendermonde          JH Zenith
    Sat 12 Nov      Netherlands Amsterdam        Winston 
    Mon 14 Nov    Germany Cologne                  MTC
    Tue 15 Nov     Germany Berlin                      Maze
    Wed 16 Nov    Germany Hamburg                Ubel and Gefahrlich
    Fri 18 Nov       UK       Plymouth                     Underground
    Sat 19 Nov      UK       Southampton              Joiners
    Sun 20 Nov     UK       Bristol                         Louisiana
    Mon 21 Nov    UK       Nottingham                 Basement
    Tue 22 Nov     UK       Birmingham                Cellar
    Wed 23 Nov     UK      Glasgow                     Audio
    Thu 24 Nov     UK       Newcastle                   Think Tank
    Fri 25 Nov       UK       Leeds                          The Key Club
    Sat 26 Nov      UK       Manchester                Sound Control
    Sun 27 Nov     UK       Liverpool                     Studio 2
    Mon 28 Nov    UK       Sheffield                      Leadmill
    Tue 29 Nov     UK       Norwich                       The Owl Sanctuary
    Thu 01 Dec     UK       London                        Boston Music Room 

     Backyard Babies To Support The Black Star Riders On 2017 UK Tour

    Backyard Babies.Wednesday 31st August 2016
    Backyard Babies returned to the rock scenes after a five years hiatus in 2015, releasing the critically acclaimed album “Four By Four”, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

    Formed in 1989 the line-up of the band has never changed, and neither has the collective desire to claim a key and colorful chapter in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll. Since 1989 Backyard Babies have released seven studio albums and won two Swedish Grammys.

    Backyard Babies are ready to hit the UK roads once more. The band will join Black Star Riders on a full regional tour in March 2017.

    Backyard Babies will bring to life on stage their distinctive sound that blends sleaze rock with nuances of punk. Backyard Babies delivers a live performance that never disappoints!

    Backyard Babies are Peder Carlsson, Johan Blomquist, Dregen and Nicke Borg. 

    Tour dates:
    Wednesday 8th March o2 ABC, Glasgow
    Thursday 9th March o2 ABC, Glasgow
    Friday 10th March o2 Academy, Newcastle
    Saturday 11th March o2 Academy, Leeds
    Sunday 12th March o2 Ritz, Manchester
    Tuesday 14th March Rock City, Nottingham
    Wednesday 15th March UEA, Norwich
    Thursday 16th March o2 Academy Bristol
    Friday 17th March o2 Kentish Town Forum, London
    Saturday 18th March o2 Institute, Birmingham
    Sunday 19th March o2 Academy, Bournemouth

     Of Mice And Men Unleash New Video.

    Of Mice And Men.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    Incase you missed it over the bank holiday, OF MICE & MEN have premiered another new song,  'Contagious' via BBC Radio 1.  The song is taken from their forthcoming album 'Cold World' due for release on 9th September via Rise Records.

    You can hear the track by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XNMLPdbtfU Previous songs "Pain," & "Real" have already racked up more than 2.4 million YouTube views between them.

    Fans can get both songs as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order the album.
    OF MICE & MEN have just rapped up a Summer arena tour with Marilyn Manson and Slipknot, and will celebrate the release of COLD WORLD with a string of special album release shows in Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati and New Orleans next month. Those performances will see the band performing COLD WORLD live in its entirety for the first time ever. The shows will take place between the band's scheduled performances at a number of major festivals in the US. Tickets are available and bundled with a copy of COLD WORLD.

    OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour comes next, kicking off September 30th in Birmingham. Click HERE for more info.
    OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They've racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They've played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they're lucky. But OF MICE & MEN have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere five years. And while those feats make for one helluva resume, what makes this band really matter is that they've never stopped pushing themselves to go further. As a result they continue to reach dizzying new heights, the latest being Cold World, an album that raises the stakes of what a modern day heavy rock band is supposed to sound like. The Southern California-based quintet (Carlile, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded Cold World with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014'sRestoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.
    Catch OF MICE & MEN live:
    UK/EURO Tour dates are as follows

    30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
    1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
    3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
    4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
    5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
    7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
    8th October Pyramids, Portsmouth- Tickets
    9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
    11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
    12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
    13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
    15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
    16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
    17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
    19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
    20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
    21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
    23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
    24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
    25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets

    Tickets on sale now.     

     My Jerusalem Release New Music Video.

    My Jerusalem.Wednesday 31st August 2016
    Washington Square Music and Austin, TX-based rock band My Jerusalem are excited to premiere the video for "Rabbit Rabbit" today via VEVO. The video is the first visual from the band's recent full-length release, A Little Death. Watch the video for "Rabbit Rabbit" HERE.

    "Somewhere between David Lynch and Lewis Carroll lays the video for Rabbit Rabbit. Where luck, fate, fear, and the never-ending race against time all hustle each other," lead singer Jeff Klein explained of the video. "While shooting it I ran around Brooklyn for 10 hours and split my pants in front of all the Hells Angels. Then I got tackled 20 times by a Furry who was rewarded with a 3 hour lap dance. How's that for luck?"

    Though My Jerusalem has been kicking around in some capacity since 2010, A Little Death is the first album with a solidified lineup. Previously, the band had been more of a collective, with contributions from Klein's revolving door of friends from previous projects, Gutter Twins and The Twilight Singers, and who had also played in bands like Cursive, Okkervil River, and the Polyphonic Spree. Now, with a full-time lineup of members including Grant Van Amburgh (drums), Kyle Robarge (bass), and Jon Merz (guitar, keys, horns), "My Jerusalem is a true band," Klein says. Alongside standout tracks like the high-energy "Rabbit Rabbit" and the slowed down banger "No One Gonna Give You Love," A Little Death is an album that pays homage to a classic era of rock and roll, one that lacked pretension and focused on honesty in songwriting.

    "The album has a throwback vibe to it," says Klein, who spent many nights walking around the time capsule of an area around his rental home in Brooklyn, among the Russian immigrants and foreign culture of the New York blocks. This setting also provided him with the ability to reflect on the loss of his mother and deal with the family and personal issues he'd put on the backburner for years – another dynamic centerpiece that is largely present within the duration of the record. "There's a recurring theme of fate, luck, desire, and consequence," he says of it, "and also, how to be more accountable as a human."
     
    A Little Death track-listing:
     
    01. Young Leather
    02. Rabbit Rabbit
    03. It's Torture!
    04. No One Gonna Give You Love
    05. Done and Dusted
    06. Flashes
    07. Dominoes
    08. Eyes Like A Diamond Mine
    09. Candy Lions
    10. Jive For Protection
    11. Young And Worthless
    12. Chrysalis                 

     Ice Nine Kills Announce UK Tour.

    Ice Nine Kills.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    Boston, MA's Ice Nine Kills are excited to announce their first tour in UK & Europe. In support of their album ‘Every Trick In The Book’ the dates follow a run on US Warped Tour where they were crowned as one of the breakthrough acts of the summer.

    Frontman Spencer Charnas states "Our long awaited journey overseas is finally a reality. The international INK fans have waited patiently for years and the time has come to give them what they've been dying to see."

    Ice Nine Kills
    NOVEMBER
    03rd Manchester Satans Hollow, UK
    04th Nottingham Basement, UK
    05th Birmingham The Rainbow Cellar, UK
    06th Bristol Thekla, UK
    07th Cardiff The Globe, UK
    08th Plymouth Underground, UK
    09th London Dingwalls, UK
    10th Southampton Joiners, UK
    11th Paris Backstage By The Mill, UK
    12th Arnhem Willemeen, Holland
    13th Bochum Rockpalast, Germany
    15th Hamburg Indra, Germany
    16th Berlin Musik & Frieden, Germany
    17th Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany   
    Tickets are on sale now.
     
    Inspired by iconic stories throughout literature, ‘Every Trick In The Book’ is much more than a typical 10-track collection. Ice Nine Kills seamlessly weaves aggressive post hardcore with soaring theatrical melodies, utilizing multi-textured guitar hooks, a dual vocal attack, complex orchestral arrangements and a pummeling rhythm section. With their unmatched songwriting reputation and love for story-telling, the band reflects on the dark side of such classic stories as Dracula, Romeo & Juliet, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Animal Farm, and more, creating vibrant narratives mixed with the band's trademark sound. 

    Ice Nine Kills Every Trick In The Book
    Physical Release Date: October 28th, 2016

    1. Every Trick In The Book
    2. Communion Of The Cursed 
    3. Bloodbath & Beyond 
    4. The Plot Sickens 
    5. Star-Crossed Enemies 
    6. Me Myself & Hyde 
    7. Alice 
    8. The People In The Attic 
    9. Tess-Timony (Feat. Ashley Costello)
    10. Hell In The Hallways 

    ICE NINE KILLS - Spencer Charnas (Vocals), Justin "JD" deBlieck (Guitar), Justin Morrow (Bass), Conor Sullivan (Drums) - Through the art of intricate song writing and elaborate story telling, Boston MA's Ice Nine Kills have the ability to engage and captivate listeners, winning over a fanatical legion of followers across the nation. The drive and dedication of Ice Nine Kills has made a lasting impression on fans both sonically and through their explosive live show, creating a kinetic energy through each performance. Armed with a new collection of songs, Ice Nine Kills stand poised for their biggest chapter yet. 
     

     Lonely The Brave Announce UK Tour.

    Lonely The Brave.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    Following the recent release of their critically acclaimed second album, "Things Will Matter", and fresh from playing main support to Biffy Clyro at the weekend, Lonely The Brave today announce the "Dust & Bones" EP. Led by album highlight, the anthemic "Dust & Bones", the EP also contains two new originals – "Place Isn't Lost" and "Bottled Time" – alongside a cover of Cambridge legends Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb".

    "Things Will Matter" received rave reviews in the music press and marked their first full LP featuring second guitarist Ross Smithwick; the interplay between himself and founding guitarist Mark Trotter adding more depth to an already significantly expansive sound. Experimentation and ambition are a key part of a record brimming with ideas – from the pulse behind the minimalist, claustrophobic opener "Wait In The Car" to the cataclysmic post-rock magnificence of closer "Jaws Of Hell", this is a play-through album. There's the doomy intensity of comeback track "Black Mire", through to the hooks David Jakes is already well known for in the anthemic choruses to "Rattlesnakes", the aforementioned "Dust & Bones" and "Radar".

    Lonely The Brave's debut, "The Day's War", was an album both critically acclaimed and adored by fans, receiving the full 5K's in a lead Kerrang! review and a similarly glowing two-page lead in Rock Sound. What set Lonely The Brave apart from their peers was how they couldn't be hemmed into that rock world alone – also picking up accolades from the likes of The Independent, The Telegraph, Mojo and The Guardian and prestigious support slots with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and band favourite Deftones. All of which pointed to a diversity in their sound, a perceived longevity and perception beyond their young years as a band. And a fair one too, the group evoking a classic, alternative-rock sound ahead of others, influenced by the diverse likes of dEUS, Screaming Trees, Mogwai, Defeater, Jeff Buckley, Pearl Jam and The National.

    As well as the release of the EP in August, and festival dates across the summer, the band will embark on a full headline tour in October taking Tall Ships as support.

    UK Tour just announced:
    *with special guests Tall Ships

    03.10.16         The Haunt                  Brighton*
    04.10.16         Chinnerys                  Southend*
    06.10.16         Electric Ballroom       London*
    07.10.16         Marble Factory          Bristol*
    10.10.16         Rescue Rooms            Nottingham*
    11.10.16         King Tuts                   Glasgow*
    14.10.16         O2 Academy 2           Leicester*
    15.10.16         The Key Club             Leeds*
    18.10.16         O2 Academy 2           Oxford*
    19.10.16         Welly                          Hull*
    21.10.16         O2 Academy 2           Birmingham*
    22.10.16         SWN Festival              Cardiff         

     Opeth Set To Release New Album 'Sorceress'.

    Opeth.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    Swedish experimental heavy-rock pioneers OPETH have released the sixth instalment, ‘Studio Report - Episode 6’, of their in-depth, behind the scenes series on the making of their 12th studio album, ‘Sorceress’. In this new trailer, guitar wizard Fredrik Akesson talks about the guitar recordings and the amps plus effects on this release, recorded in the legendary Rockfield Studios. The highly-anticipated record is due out on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

    Watch the sixth episode of the studio trailer series here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7THEzcvX-r0&index=6&list=PL9xBlCt7Tno8OysUAicg3St4ifj7CDwmH

    Catch up on the previous episodes:
    Mikael leads you through the Rockfield Studios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olffy8UPwbo
    Mikael speaks about the guitar recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG-oDDNmWC8
    Axe speaks about the drum recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2lV8N7AiBY
    Martin speaks about the bass recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et2mbByRt6s
    Mikael speaks about the songwriting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXmJYR7YGiU

    Opeth recently released a lyric video for the record's title track "Sorceress", which has already received mass critical praise from fans and critics alike. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/yMDJ9FFRO2E

    Additionally, OPETH, with their label, have launched a variety of pre-orders for physical copies of  'Sorceress''. The record will be available in an array of formats and editions including CD, 2CD Digipak, 2LP Vinyl (in various colours at 180 gram), and a Deluxe Edition Wooden Box Set.

    Pre-order 'Sorceress':
    Nuclear Blast Store: http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4894
    Recordstore.co.uk (orders come with signed inserts - whilst stocks last): http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressRS

    Pre-order 'Sorceress' Digitally:
    iTunes: http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressIT

    'Sorceress' track list:
    1. Persephone
    2. Sorceress
    3. The Wilde Flowers
    4. Will O The Wisp
    5. Chrysalis
    6. Sorceress 2
    7. The Seventh Sojourn
    8. Strange Brew
    9. A Fleeting Glance
    10. Era
    11. Persephone (Slight Return)

    OPETH will return to the UK for a headline show at Wembley Arena on Saturday 19th November.  Tickets are on sale now from www.livenation.co.uk.

    Full tour dates as follows:
    05.11.  S - Stockholm - Annexet
    06.11.  N - Oslo - Konserthus
    07.11.  DK - Copenhagen DR Koncerthuset, Koncertsalen
    08.11.  D - Hamburg - Docks
    10.11.  A - Vienna - Arena
    11.11.  D - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
    12.11.  D - Munich - Theaterfabrik
    13.11.  CH - Zurich - Volkshaus
    14.11.  I - Milan - Alcatraz
    16.11.  D - Cologne - E-Werk
    17.11.  B - Brussels - AB
    18.11.  NL - Tilburg - 013
    19.11.  UK - London - SSE Arena Wembley
    21.11.  F - Paris - Le Trianon
    23.11.  LUX - Luxemburg - Den Atelier
    24.11.  D - Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus

              

     The Deer Hunter Release New Video.

    Deer Hunter.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    The Dear Hunter has revealed a lyric video for "Light", the brand-new track from their forthcoming album "Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional". Crescenzo made the video, with cinematography by Simms Wright and production by Erez Bader. This is the third song shared from "Act V", which is out September 9 on Rude Records.

    Check out "Light" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUUVTUykiek&feature=youtu.be

    “The relation between youthful innocence and maturing dissonance is a theme throughout Hymns with the Devil in Confessional, and this song specifically expresses that through the relationship of father and son, and the way the torch of life is passed from hand to hand” said Crescenzo when talking about “Light”. “While I love orchestration, and dense arrangement, some of my favorite songs to write, record and perform, are the songs like this; an intimate moment with a heartfelt thought to convey.”

    "Act V" is available for pre-order now at TheDearHunter.com and iTunes. Fans that pre-order the album now will receive “Light” as an instant-grat track in addition to the previously released tracks, “The Revival” and “Gloria”.

    The tracklist for "Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional": 
    1. Regress 
    2. The Moon - Awake
    3. Cascade
    4. The Most Cursed Of Hands - Who Am I
    5. The Revival
    6. Melpomene
    7. Mr. Usher (On His Way To Town)
    8. The Haves Have Naught
    9. Light
    10. Gloria
    11. The Flame (Is Gone)
    12. The Fire (Remains)
    13. The March
    14. Blood
    15. A Beginning
                       

     Toseland Gear Up For UK Tour.

    Toseland.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.
     
    Toseland will release the new single "We'll Stop At Nothing" On July 29th.
     
    "Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January, with first single available as an instant grat download from then.
     
    Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.
     
    Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016
     
    Weds 28th Sept                 Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill
    Thurs 29th Sept                 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    Fri 30th Sept                      Sheffield, Corporation
    Sat 1st Oct                         Edinburgh, Electric Circus
    Sun 2nd Oct                       Aberdeen, The Tunnels
    Tues 4th Oct                      Hull, Fruit
    Wed 5th Oct                       Chester, The Live Rooms
    Fri 7th Oct                          Northampton, The Roadmender
    Sat 8th Oct                         Nottingham, Rock City Basement
    Sun 9th Oct                        Bristol, The Fleece
    Tues 11th Oct                    Southampton, Engine Rooms
    Weds 12th  Oct                  London, Dingwalls
    Thurs 13th Oct                  Norwich, Waterfront
    Fri 14th Oct                       Tunbridge Wells, Forum
     
    Tickets are available now through www.seetickets.com and local box offices. Support TBC.                    

     Bloodstock Open Air 2017 Is Go.

    Bloodstock Open Air.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    After a record-breaking year in 2016, BLOODSTOCK is excited to hit the 'go' button on 2017!  Early bird weekend camping tix are already on sale at a discounted £120 and now, due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages will be going on sale earlier than usual for 2017 on a first come, first served basis.  VIP sold out well in advance in 2016, so for those 100% set on guaranteeing VIP for 2017, or those wishing to purchase a VIP ticket as a Christmas gift, click to the ticket store at 9am on 1st September to be sure of securing yours.

    VIP upgrades (for those who've already bought an early bird ticket) will be available from 16th December, when remaining VIP tickets will go up for sale.

    In other great news, BLOODSTOCK is very proud to announce it shattered last year's fund raising total for official charity partner, THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST.  This year, via guest list donations and other on site contributions, BLOODSTOCK raised over £15,365, thanks to the festival attendees generosity!  

    BLOODSTOCK takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  As well as VIP packages, early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and a limited amount of camper van pitch tickets which always move quickly.  If you want a camper van pitch, we suggest you purchase ASAP to avoid disappointment.

     Nalfnoise Unleash New Song.

    Halfnoise.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    HALFNOISE is thrilled to share the title-track and third single "Sudden Feeling" today off of the forthcoming album– due out September 9th via Congrats!  The breezy, bassline-driven track premiered today via Earmilk, and is accompanied by news that HALFNOISE will be hitting the road this fall, supporting fellow Nashville band Paper Route on a run that sees most of the East Coast and Midwest, including a stop at NYC's Rough Trade on November 10th.  Sudden Feeling is available for preorder tomorrow via halfnoisemusic.com. HALFNOISE is the creative outlet of Nashville musician Zac Farro, who spent most of his early music career touring as the drummer and original member of Paramore.  After stepping away, Zac turned his focus to songwriting, releasing his self-titled HALFNOISE in 2012 and temporarily moving to New Zealand to record 2014's VOLCANO CROWE, followed by a national tour with The Broods.  Working with Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding) on his 2015 single "INSIDE," Farro's confidence grew as a vocalist, producer, and songwriter – enabling him to self-produce his latest effort Sudden Feeling this past fall at Save Point Studios in LA with the help of close friends Phil Danyew and Scotty Cleary.

    Prior to releasing "Sudden Feeling," HALFNOISE released two singles – "Know The Feeling," which premiered on Stereogum, and "In The Summer;" both of which have paved the way for tremendous growth, with additions to Spotify's "Indie Electronics" and "Chill Tracks" playlists, which boast nearly 1 million followers combined.
    HALFNOISE's new single "Sudden Feeling" is available tomorrow via all DSPs and can be streamed today via Earmilk. You can catch Zac on tour this fall with Paper Route, supporting his forthcoming album Sudden Feeling, which will be available for preorder tomorrow via the band's official website.

    - Confirmed Tour Dates with Paper Route -
    October 27th @ Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge, LA
    October 28th @ Cambridge Room in Dallas, TX
    October 29th @ White Oak in Houston, TX
    October 30th @ Stubb's JR. in Austin, TX
    November 1st @ Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO
    November 3rd @ Firebird in St. Louis, MO
    November 4th @ Beat Kitchen in Chicago, IL
    November 5th @ Studio B in Minneapolis, MN
    November 7th @ Pike Room in Pontiac, MI
    November 9th @ DC9 in Washington, DC
    November 10th @ Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY
    November 11th @ The Outer Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT
    November 12th @ Milkboy in Philadelphia, PA
    November 14th @ Local 506 in Carrboro, NC
    November 15th @ Purgatory in Atlanta, GA
    November 16th @ Backbooth in Orlando, FL
    November 20th @ Exit/In in Nashville, TN                

     Clutch Announce December UK Tour.

    Clutch.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    After conquering the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals, US groove kings CLUTCH have announced their return to the UK this December. 

    Confirming four headline dates including the Roundhouse in London, the band will be bringing North Carolina's southern rock group Valient Thorr as special guests. The two bands toured across the USA together back in 2011 with the legendary Motörhead, but this will be the first time they've hit the road together in the UK. Opening the shows will be long time Clutch buddies Lionize, getting the party started with their own fusion of rock and funk.

    A sure fire way to brighten up your holiday season, Clutch will be bringing the festive cheer to the following:

    Thu 15th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse
    Fri 16th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
    Sat 17th Dec - CARDIFF University Great Hall
    Sun 18th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy

    Clutch's eleventh album 'Psychic Warfare' was released in September 2015 via Weathermaker, earning the band their highest chart positions to date around the world. Renowned for their eye-catching videos (as well as their infectious live show), Clutch recently unveiled their Western-inspired, wry new video for song 'Quick Death In Texas'. Does anyone make it out alive? Watch it on the band's official YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/6Sj76eCy6ag.

    Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 2nd September priced at £20 Regionally and £22.50 for London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk            

     Memphis May Fire Announce New Album.

    Memphis May Fire.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    Memphis May Fire will release their fourth full-length album, "This Light I Hold," on 28th October via Rise Records.

    The first single "Carry On" premiered on BBC Radio 1, and a high concept lyric video for the track can now be streamed at www.thislightihold.com

    Front man Matty Mullins says, "I feel like we took a giant step forward with this album. Having time off to write & not being rushed in the studio made such a massive difference. Musically, lyrically, sonically, this is my favorite Memphis May Fire album. We can't wait to share with you THIS LIGHT I HOLD!"

    Guitarist Kellen McGregor adds, "'This Light I Hold' just has that vibe, sonically speaking, that our fans are going to love. Every song stands on its own, yet the album gels as a cohesive whole. We're really proud of this one!"

    Pre-orders are now available on MerchNow and iTunes 

    For "This Light I Hold," the band enlisted the help of producer Matt Good, and the result is 13 powerful, hard-hitting songs that are sure to please existing fans, while also intriguing new listeners.

    In the aggressive rock world, Memphis May Fire have become a household name. With over 300,000 albums sold in the U.S. to date (their previous release debuted at #4 on the Billboard top 200), they've toured the world with acts that include Killswitch Engage, Of Mice & Men, Sleeping With Sirens and Yellowcard. The band is continuously striving to reach new heights, and their diehard fan base has been backing them up the whole way.

    Track Listing:
    01. Out Of It
    02. Carry On
    03. Wanting More
    04. Sever The Ties
    05. The Enemy
    06. This Light I Hold (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
    07. That's Just Life 
    08. Letting Go
    09. The Antidote
    10. Better Things
    11. Not Over Yet (feat. Larry Soliman)
    12. Unashamed
    13. Live It Well

    You can see Memphis May Fire at the following UK dates:

     29th November Norwich, Waterfront -TICKETS
    30th November London, Koko - TICKETS
    1st December Manchester, Academy 2 - TICKETS
     2nd December Newcastle, Riverside - TICKETS
    3rd December Glasgow, Garage - TICKETS
    5th December Birmingham, Asylum - TICKETS
    6th December Leeds, Stylus - TICKETS
    7th December Nottingham, Rescue Rooms - TICKETS
    9th December Bristol, 02 Academy 1 - TICKETS
    10th December Southampton, Engine Rooms - TICKETS
    Tickets on sale now  

     Reading Festival 2016 A Major Success.

    Reading Festival.Tuesday 30th August 2016
    With an unprecedented five headliners on this year’s line-up, Reading & Leeds 2016 saw 170,000 festival fans treated to unforgettable sets from Foals, Disclosure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro alongside hundreds of performances from an array of artists, bands, DJs and comedians on the biggest weekend of music this summer. Weekend and Instalment tickets for Reading & Leeds Festivals 2017 will be on sale Tuesday 30 August at 9am, for a limited time at 2016 prices.

    Graduating to headline status, Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds saw Foals and Disclosure play career defining sets to huge crowds at the Main Stage. Having been a highlight of the festival as secret guests in 2015, Foals returned to the festivals battle-ready this year playing an epic set spanning their four albums and including a rare outing for early fan favourite ‘Cassius’ as well as an appearance from co-headliners Disclosure during ‘Two Steps Twice’. Also on fine form, Disclosure proved the rude health of the UK’s dance music scene with a set that kept the crowd moving from beginning to end. With huge stage production the bass-loving brothers Lawrence wowed the crowds with the incredible garage-tinged house of last year’s album ‘Caracal’ alongside huge hits from their breakthrough ‘Settle’.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers performed an unbelievable, career-spanning set on Saturday at Reading and the closing night of Leeds demonstrating exactly why their success has been so enduring. Delving into a back catalogue spanning four decades the undisputed rock legends had huge crowds singing along from the first line of opener ‘Can’t Stop’ to the final bars of ‘Give It Away’.

    Scottish heroes Biffy Clyro returned triumphant to the top slot on Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds. Armed with their new, chart-topping LP ‘Ellipsis’ including instant classic ‘Wolves Of Winter’, the three piece once again proved their status as the UK’s biggest and best rock band. Mon the Biff! More than worthy co-headliners, US superstars Fall Out Boy stepped up to the plate with one of the most anthemic, energetic sets of the entire weekend, drawing huge crowds in the process.

    With a special opening performance from Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, the incendiary stage debut of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, the extraordinary audio-visual onslaught of Die Antwoord, Chvrches' amazing signature electronic pop, the Grammy Award winning Imagine Dragons (who described the experience as “One of the best festivals in the world. Nothing compares to Reading and Leeds Festival”) and much, much more, the Main Stage was once again an eclectic mix of musical heavyweights. 

    The NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage once again proved one of the festival’s most thrilling destinations with headline slots from Diplo and Skrillex’s Jack Ü, Irish indie rockers Two Door Cinema Club and the unstoppable, irrepressible The 1975. Twenty One Pilots delivered one of the most incendiary sets the festival has ever seen and performance from the likes of hip-hop royalty Nas and future superstar Jack Garratt will live long in the memory.

    In the biggest year for the genre yet, Grime took pride of place at this year’s festivals bringing scene stalwarts and future stars together across both sites. Lead by brothers Skepta and JME, Boy Better Know brought some early pyro to the festival for a truly unforgettable debut Main Stage appearance whilst the BBC 1Xtra stage saw packed headline sets from grime godfather Wiley, man of the moment Stormzy.  Mercury Prize nominated Kano performed a blistering set whilst rising star Elf Kid rocked the Jägerhaus at Reading and London legend Giggs took on the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage. 

    Those looking to dance spent their weekend at the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage where Oliver Heldens, Duke Dumont and garage legend DJ EZ headed up a cast featuring some of the biggest talent from the UK and beyond. 

    The Pit and The Lock Up provided a one stop shop for all things rock, metal and punk, showcasing massive names including Mastodon, Asking Alexandria and Good Charlotte alongside upcoming talent like Milk Teeth, Creeper, Greywind and fast rising Leeds act Fighting Caravans.

    Comedians Bill Bailey, Russell Howard, Sara Pascoe and Lee Nelson all made appearances on the Alternative Stage alongside ‘People Just Do Nothing’ stars Kurupt FM whilst the Festival Republic Stage hosted a varied line-up including The Gaslight Anthem main man Brian Fallon and the Crowes, indie stars Maxïmo Park, Australian rockers The Temper Trap, Watford squad The Hunna and the beautiful voice of Låpsley

    On the Thursday the Dance To The Radio Stage kicked off the party at Leeds with Blood Red Shoes headlining a line-up including grunge rockers The Wytches. Leeds also played host to the Relentless Stage which house a massive dance line-up featuring Jaguar Skills and Andy C whilst the Jack Rocks This Feeling Stage hosted an array of upcoming talent culminating in Liverpool band Judas running straight from the stage to make an impromptu performance on the Main Stage.  Over at Reading the Jägerhaus played host to Gnarwolves, Shikari Sound System, Hinds and The Skints

    As ever fans were treated to a few surprises across the Bank Holiday Weekend including UK rock titans and veterans of the Main Stage You Me At Six who played packed secret shows on The Pit at both sites. Forever championing new talent, the BBC Introducing Stage saw big acts come back to pay their respects for the leg up and Blossoms, Slaves and Clean Cut Kid all taking the time out to play intimate, but no less raucous secret shows, to those lucky enough to get there in time.

    Reflecting on the weekend, Festival Republic’s Melvin Benn says: 

    “I knew 2016 was going to be a great year for Reading and Leeds, with five headliners over three days and sold out crowds. I’m so proud of the line-up and the fact we’re still giving fans the best music line up. I was blown away by Fall Out Boy’s set and it was great having Biffy Clyro back at the festivals, closing Reading with an incredible stage production last night. Red Hot Chili Peppers delivered a set even more impressive than their previous in 2007. Disclosure co-headlined alongside Foals; a band who have risen through the Reading and Leeds ranks and proved they truly belong on the Main Stage, that performance was a long time coming. Thank you to everyone who made this weekend one to remember, I look forward to seeing you again in 2017.”

    BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Four broadcasted from the festival, allowing fans without tickets the chance to enjoy some of the incredible artists playing across the festival.                 

     Red Hot Chilli Peppers Announce UK Arena Tour.

    Red Hot Chilli Peppers.Friday 26th August 2016
    Ahead of their headlining shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Kilimanjaro are proud to announce that Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers are to return in December for their first UK tour in five years.

    The band will be touring in support of their 11th studio album, The Getaway, out now on Warner Bros. Records, which was #1 in ten countries across Europe and was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers have spent the summer performing at a variety of music festivals around the world, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago, T In The Park in Scotland, Fuji Rock in Japan and this weekend will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals.

    Supporting the band across their UK tour will be Japanese sensation BABYMETAL. The J-pop teen metallers have taken the world by storm since their formation in 2010. Their latest album METAL RESISTANCE peaked at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart, the highest position reached by a Japanese band.

    Tickets for the UK shows go on general sale 10am Friday 2 September from MYTICKET.CO.UK / SEETICKETS.COM

    RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS UK TOUR 2016
    Monday 5 December                        London The O2
    Tuesday 6 December                         London The O2
    Thursday 8 December                        Glasgow The SSE Hydro
    Saturday 10 December                        Birmingham Genting Arena
    Sunday 11 December                        Birmingham Genting Arena
    Wednesday 14 December             Manchester Arena
    Thursday 15 December                         Manchester Arena                       

     Biffy Clyro Announce Massive Arena Tour.

    Biffy Clyro.Friday 26th August 2016
    Biffy Clyro have announced a UK Arena Tour for November/December 2016. Support for the tour will come from acclaimed, emo heroes' Brand New.

    The tour announcement comes off the back of Biffy Clyro's seventh studio album "Ellipsis", which shot straight to #1 in the UK, while their growing international success also saw the album top the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Ireland. Now the trio have unveiled the new video for 'Howl', with the track set to impact on September 2nd. Full UK Tour dates below.

    November 2016
    Tuesday 29th                  The SSE Hydro                                     Glasgow
    Wednesday 30th            Aberdeen GE Oil & Gas Arena          Aberdeen
      
    December 2016
    Friday 2nd                        Metro Radio Arena                               Newcastle
    Saturday 3rd                    Arena                                                      Manchester
    Sunday 4th                      First Direct Arena                                  Leeds
    Tuesday 6th                     Motorpoint Arena                                  Cardiff
    Wednesday 7th               Barclaycard Arena                                Birmingham
    Thursday 8th                   The O2                                                     London

     Sum 41 Release Video For New Single 'War'.

    Sum41.Thursday 25th August 2016
    Pop punk veterans Sum 41 have released their first single and accompanying music video 'War', from the upcoming album 13 Voices, out October 7th on Hopeless Records. The video for "War" shows the band performing in the middle of a California desert in an airplane graveyard. Singer Deryck Whibley, uncovers reminders of his past – a journal, old drawing, t-shirt, guitar, and empty bottle of alcohol in the wreckage – and burns them along with his past life. Whibley says that the crash site represents how he "crashed and burned" and that the graveyard was "a place for a funeral for my past."

    This song was picked as a single because of its importance to Whibley's personal life. He states, "I feel that this song literally saved my life. I was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never-ending recovery. When I was at a tipping point of falling back into drinking or staying the course of recovery, I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing. Whenever I had any thoughts of giving up, I would read these lyrics to myself over and over again. They helped remind me of what it was that I was fighting for, and that I needed to keep fighting harder. Giving up was not an option."

    Earlier this summer, Sum 41 released a music video for the leading fan track, 'Fake My Own Death.' The video has over 3.3 million views, and the number is still rising. Along with the newly released "War", this is the first look fan's have into Sum 41's forthcoming new album, 13 Voices. The ten-track album marks the band's first LP in five years, following up 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song 'Blood In My Eyes.'

    The Sum 41 fans have been coming out in overwhelming numbers to the recent live shows, with the band playing to some of the biggest crowds of their career. Most recently wrapping up their summer run on the Vans Warped Tour, the band is currently touring overseas before kicking off their headline tour starting October 5th in Orlando, Florida.

    Whibley began writing for 13 Voices immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital. The frontman recalls, "I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again... I couldn't even walk at the time. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn't have a record to make, I don't think I would have recovered as quickly, or even at all. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better." As Whibley's health improved, so did his ability to write songs, and 13 Voices soon began to take shape being recorded, produced and engineered by Deryck Whibley at his home in Los Angeles.

    Sum 41 consists of five members including Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.

    Album Track Listing
    1. A Murder of Crows  
    2. Goddamn I'm Dead Again
    3. Fake My Own Death
    4. Breaking The Chain
    5. There Will Be Blood
    6. 13 Voices
    7. War
    8. God Save Us All (Death to POP)
    9. The Fall And The Rise
    10. Twisted By Design

     The Kenneths Announce EP Launch Party.

    Kenneths.Thursday 25th August 2016
    London punks, The Kenneths, are pleased to announce a London headline date in celebration of the release of their forthcoming 'Double N' EP, released September 30th. The band will headline The Black Heart on Monday 3rd October. Tickets for the show are priced at £5 and come with a digital copy of the EP.

    Since their inception in January of 2015, The Kenneths have clocked up 150 shows, playing with the likes of Anti-Flag, Juliette and The Licks, Less Than Jake, Jack Garratt and Lianne La Havas in the process. The band also spent the whole of last summer stateside on the Vans Warped Tour, following a personal invitation from organiser, Kevin Lyman, who said "The Kenneths, are a reincarnation of what got me into punk rock in the first place, I had to book them the first time I heard them."

    It's fair to say it's been an eventful first eighteen months for Josh (Weller, vocals/guitar), Lewis (Maynard, bass) and Aicha (Djidjelli, drums), but it's simply proof that their hook and harmony laden brand of punk is connecting in impressively fast fashion, even in its embryonic stages.

    Speaking of 'Double N', frontman Josh says, "with 'Double N' we set out to capture the raucous energy and fun of our live shows, get into a tiny, overheated room, bottle up the songs in a jar and throw them at everyone's ears.

    "There are so many songs about how great being in love is. For me, love has always been fucking horrible. You can't eat, you can't sleep, you become the worst version of yourself. You become completely consumed by this feeling you have no control over, that's what 'Fucked In Love' and All Cried Out' are about. 'Hollywood' is the sunshine track, and 'Focus' is about my ADHD and inability for concentrate on anything for more than ten minutes."

    LIVE DATES:
    DECEMBER w/ Yellowcard
    07 - AMSTERDAM Melkweg OZ
    08 - COLOGNE Live Music Hall
    09 - COLOGNE Live Music Hall
    11 - BRISTOL Academy
    12 - GLASGOW ABC
    14 - MANCHESTER Ritz
    15 - LONDON Shepherd's Bush Empire
    17 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
    18 - BIRMINGHAM Institute

     Columbis Release New Single 'Nervous Wreck'.

    Columbus.Thursday 25th August 2016
    Brisbane trio COLUMBUS know what it is to love just as they know what it is to lose, and they lay themselves bare for the world to see on their charmingly evocative debut album, Spring Forever, which is set for release tomorrow; (Aug 26) via UNFD

    The band have just released a brand new video for 'Nervous Wreck', which Alex Moses (Vox/Guitar) goes on to explain how personal the song is to them; "Nervous Wreck is the most stripped-back song on the album. It tells the story of someone heartbroken, lost and unsure. It asks why, despite all the hurt, can I still not seem to let go?" 
    Check 'Nervous Wreck' here

     Columbus are also thrilled to be hitting the UK shores for the first time, this coming November, for a tour with Roam & Like Pacific, which will be the perfect opportunity for fan's to check out 'Spring Forever', live.
    TOUR DATES: brief rock history.
     Mon 14 Nov 2016    UK     Nottingham     Basement
    Tue 15 Nov 2016    UK     Leeds     The Key Club
    Wed 16 Nov 2016    UK     Manchester    Sound Control
    Thu 17 Nov 2016    UK     Glasgow    Audio
    Fri 18 Nov 2016    UK     Newcastle     Think Tank
    Sat 19 Nov 2016    UK     Swansea    Sin City
    Sun 20 Nov 2016    UK     Birmingham     Courtyard
    Tue 22 Nov 2016    UK     Norwich     Epic Studios
    Wed 23 Nov 2016    UK     Bristol    Exchange
    Thu 24 Nov 2016    UK     London     Underworld
    Fri 25 Nov 2016    UK     Brighton     Patterns 
    Sat 26 Nov 2016    UK      Southampton    Joiners 

     
    Columbus' roots were laid in high school, when singer and guitarist Alex Moses would go round to drummer Daniel Seymour's parents' house and jam punk rock covers before they got home from work. They knew bassist & vocalist Ben Paynter from the school jazz band they were all in, and when he completed the line-up Columbus was solidified.
     
    The band released debut EP Sad Songs And Sing-Alongs in 2013, followed by the breakthrough EPHome Remedy two years later. This led to international attention, culminating in press and radio attention from around the world. 2016 opened with a performance on Unify's mainstage which was soon followed by the band signing to UNFD and starting work on what would become their debut album.
     
    Taking its cues from other classic power-punk trios' albums, Spring Forever has a gorgeous simplicity to its melodies that hints at the darkness that is never far away. Produced by former Defeater sonic architect Jay Maas (Title Fight, State Champs, Polar Bear Club), it's a mature, heartfelt collection of anthems-in-waiting. If there's a hidden theme to Spring Forever it's of wisdom reluctantly gained through those little trials that grow into battles within our heads.
     
    All the songs on the album were born in the guitarist's bedroom, plucked gently into life on his battered acoustic and blossomed into gloriously raucous punk rock thunderclaps thanks to the noise and shade provided by the rest of the band, even though they all retain a sweetly painful honesty.

    If the songs grew from a place of sadness, they blossom into the world with a small smile that says it's all been worth it.

     Of Mice And Men Release Video For 'Real'.

    The Answer.Thursday 25th August 2016
    The Answer have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album Solas via Napalm Records on October 28th. The first track to be taken from the new album is the melancholic 'Beautiful World', which is available from today (August 25th) as a download with vinyl and CD pre-orders of the album via Pledge Music. 'Beautiful World' will also be available as an instant grat single with pre-orders of the album via digital stores, which will go live on September 16th.

    Co-written with former Massive Attack producer / composer, Neil Davidge, 'Beautiful World' is bathed in a dark, cinematic eeriness, juxtaposing with its optimistic title, before evolving into an explosive, retro rock stomper. You can listen to it here: https://youtu.be/uADYRNDkYyw

    A decade into the band's career, Solas marks a significant turning point for The Answer and in particular lead singer Cormac Neeson. After their 2015 US Raise A Little Hell tour, the band returned to a scene of utter emotional and financial chaos with matters escalating further for Neeson, when his newly born son, Dabhog, arrived into the world three months premature with multiple health issues. After four months of fighting for his life in a nightmarish world of ventilators, blood transfusions and an enveloping fear of the unknown, it was time for The Answer to return yielding a newfound strength. For this they turned inwards to their culture, and their deep-rooted sense of 'Irishness'.

    "I look back at that time of my life as a darkness I didn't know existed. It felt like all the lights in the world had been dimmed and weren't ever coming back up again. I emerged from that whole experience a different man. The world was never going to look the same again but at least I could start to think about stuff I hadn't thought about in a while. Solas arrived at just the right time for me because I felt strongly that I had a lot to say and to get off my chest."

    A testament to personal resolve and dogged determination, the band bunkered down in their home rehearsal room converting it into a self-contained recording set up and shut themselves away from the world to create Solas. Guitarist Paul Mahon became the default engineer, arranger and guiding light that would help navigate the evolving creativity and newfound freedom, delivering updates and files from the bunker over to London based producers Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh.

    "We initially sat there looking blankly at each other. It became apparent that we would have to approach writing in a completely different way; It was certainly disconcerting to move away from our traditional approach but we had to embrace a new process." Paul recalls. "We didn't want to limit ourselves and as well as exploring our Celtic roots wanted to explore roots music in a broader sense. There may have been some conscious resistance at first but it felt we were being guided down a much more atmospheric, surreal and cinematic path and I think that is reflected in the final album."

    Solas is a varied body of work encompassing elements of their Celtic heritage as well as their renowned trademark guitar attack. Rooted in bassist Micky Waters' love of Irish harmony, the combination of mandolins and Celtic choral arrangements suspend time on the harmonious 'Thief Of Light' while 'In This Land' summons an epic resolve and demonstrates an atmospheric turning point in the band's sound.  

    Not turning their back on their blues-filled rock anthems, 'Demon Driven Man' is perfect rock'n'roll fare, grounded as ever by drummer James Heatley's remorseless beat, but it is the epic 'Battle Cry (Seo An La Mo Laoch Mo Ghra)', a six-minute call to arms featuring elements of Celtic music, a Gaelic vocal chant, windswept rock and even thunderous Samba rhythms, which best epitomises the old and new of The Answer.

    Having gone back to their roots and rediscovered their inner selves Solas is an honest and brave album that panders to no label, to no media framework and to no rules. It is dark, occasionally menacing and at certain moments, joyous and uplifting. It is a record that bears the scars and soul of four talented men from Northern Ireland; sometimes troubled but seeking creative liberation.

    The symbol that sits on the front cover, the ancient Celtic sign for 'illumination', bears witness to this 2016 musical evolution. The Answer are firmly embarked upon a new journey having been through the darkest period in their relatively

     Of Mice And Men Release Video For 'Real'.

    Of Mice And Men.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
    OF MICE & MEN have teamed with Rolling Stone for the premiere of "Real," the stunning companion video to the band's recently released single. Click HERE to watch. The video will be available of the Rise youtube from tomorrow. "Real" is the latest release from the band's much-anticipated new album COLD WORLD, set for a September 9th release on Rise Records. The band began giving fans a sneak preview of the album with the release of first track/video, "Pain," the video for which has already racked up more than 2.1 million YouTube views. Next came the audio for "Real," which premiered on Sirius Octane. Fans can get "Pain" and "Real" as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order the album.

    Directed by Max Moore, the "Real" is dedicated to the memory of 14-year-old Cassy Colunga, who recently passed away after battling brain cancer. The band first met with Cassy through the Living the Dream Foundation and upon hearing that her condition worsened, arranged for a visit while recording the album. They spent the day with Cassy and her family, brought her to the studio for a preview of the record (she was the first person outside of the band, producer and engineer to hear the album) and recorded her handclaps for "The Lie," an epic COLD WORLD track that finds Carlile venting his frustrations about the medical system and "calling out the 1% for not taking care of the people they should be," he explains. "Now Cassy's name and the sound of her clapping hands are on the record," says Carlile. "It's something that captures that moment and that relationship forever. When we think about everything we went through to make this record, that's something that we'll never forget."

    For the "Real" video, the band worked with The Marfan Foundation, Living The Dream Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and asked fans to submit video footage of themselves holding signs that answered the question, "what makes you feel real?"

    In an interview with Rolling Stone in which he discusses his daily battle with Marfan syndrome, Carlile also talked about the making of the video: "We shot it in Portland, Oregon, during a day off from tour. We asked fans to submit footage holding up poster boards that explain what makes them feel real. The images that pop up mention everything from music to foster care to activism to the Marfan community to St. Jude's hospital. We even had some fans in the studio while we were recording, just to include them more in the process."

    After wrapping up the remaining dates on their summer arena tour with Marilyn Manson and Slipknot, OF MICE & MEN will celebrate the release of COLD WORLD with a string of special album release shows in Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati and New Orleans. Those performances will see the band performing COLD WORLD live in its entirety for the first time ever. The shows will take place between the band's scheduled performances at a number of major festivals in the US. Tickets are available and bundled with a copy of COLD WORLD.

    OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour comes next, kicking off September 30th in Birmingham. Click HERE for more info.

    OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They've racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They've played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they're lucky. But OF MICE & MEN have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere five years. And while those feats make for one helluva resume, what makes this band really matter is that they've never stopped pushing themselves to go further. As a result they continue to reach dizzying new heights, the latest being Cold World, an album that raises the stakes of what a modern day heavy rock band is supposed to sound like. The Southern California-based quintet (Carlile, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded Cold World with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014'sRestoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

    Catch OF MICE & MEN live:
    UK/EURO Tour dates are as follows

    30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
    1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
    3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
    4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
    5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
    7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
    8th October Pyramids, Portsmouth- Tickets
    9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
    11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
    12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
    13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
    15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
    16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
    17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
    19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
    20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
    21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
    23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
    24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
    25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets

    Tickets on sale now.

     Zakk Wylde Releases Video For 'Sleeping Dogs'.

    ZakkWylde.Wednesday 24th August 2016
    Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new music video for his latest single "Sleeping Dogs" featuring Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman COREY TAYLOR. The track has gone on to become the most successful active rock radio single of Wylde's career reaching as high as #22 in the U.S. and #11 in Canada. Directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich, the video can be seen here.

    The new video is being released on the heels of Zakk Wylde's memorable performance in Glendale, AZ  opening up for GUNS N' ROSES last week on their current "Not In This Lifetime" tour. 

    Zakk Wylde is currently on the tail end of a a U.S. and Canadian tour in continued support of his new LP, Book Of Shadows II. Wylde is hitting over 40 cities spread out across the U.S. and Canada which included a highlighted performance at Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal on August 7th, a first for him as a solo artist. Tickets are on sale now here, including VIP upgrades in all markets. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols will serve as support. 

    Wylde will continue touring through the end of October, this time with ZAKK SABBATH serving as support for CLUTCH. ZAKK SABBATH includes himself, bassist Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) performing only BLACK SABBATH songs. Click here for more info. 
    Book Of Shadows II was released on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), Zakk Wylde's first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite. The album debuted at #2 on the Independent Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart and # 6 on the Current Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 

    The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis. 
    Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.  .

     Enter Shikari Announce 'Live At Alexandra Palace' DVD.

    Enter Shikari.Wednesday 24th August 2016
    Enter Shikari today announce the November 4th release of ‘Live at Alexandra Palace’. The album takes the band’s ‘Bootleg Series’ to its sixth release, and will be available via Ambush Reality / Play It Again Sam as download/

    stream from all online outlets, plus in limited edition 2xCD and splatter-coloured-vinyl 2xLP formats. 

    ‘Live at Alexandra Palace’ features the full set (minus one track, due to technical issues on the night) from the band’s sold out show at the 9000 capacity London venue back in February 2016, and was edited and mixed by guitarist Rory Clewlow and Tim Morris (the band’s live monitors engineer, as well as engineer / assistant producer on the A Flash Flood Of Colour and The Mindsweep albums).
     
    A video for a live version of the ‘Redshift’ single, shot and recorded at the show, was released by the band in June 2016 and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frj7IR0sMww
    (That video constitutes the only video track from the event due to a hitch with the filming which is why you’re not currently reading information about a DVD release. True fact).
     
    Enter Shikari also recently released a 30 minute ‘mini-documentary’ from the Feb 2016 UK arena tour, which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk76UX8onSc
     
    The tracklist for ‘Live at Alexandra Palace’ is:

    1. Intro / Solidarity
    2. Sorry You’re Not A Winner
    3. The One True Colour
    4. The Last Garrison / No Sleep Tonight
    5. Destabilise
    6. Radiate
    7. Slipshod / The Jester
    8. Price On Your Head (inc. Danny Byrd Remix)
    9. Dear Future Historians
    10. Arguing With Thermometers
    11. Gandhi Mate, Gandhi
    12. Torn Apart
    13. Mothership
    14. Redshift
    15. Anaesthetist (inc. Reso Remix)
    16. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II

    You can pre-order the album now at: http://www.entershikari.com/store/ and receive instant downloads of Sorry You’re Not A Winner and Redshift.

    Tying neatly into the release, Enter Shikari have also this week announced one final UK show, before disappearing into the winter solstice period and demoing for future releases. 

    The band have been personally invited by Bring Me The Horizon to play the role of Very Special Guests at their London O2 Arena Halloween show (on October 31st, of course). This show will be the first time the bands have played on the same (non-festival) show bill since a one-off show in Las Vegas, USA in June 2010, and the first time in the UK since a show at the tiny Leeds Packhorse venue in 2005, when combined band members numbered more than paying audience!

    The Enter Shikari live diary for the remainder of 2016 now looks like this; 

    AUGUST
    24th - Barba Negra Track - Budapest, Hungary 
    25th - Czad Festival - Poland 

    SEPTEMBER 
    3rd - Home Festival - Treviso, Italy 
    6th - Tokyo, Japan 
    8th - Osaka, Japan
    9th - Nagoya, Japan
    10th - Tokyo, Japan
    19th - Melbourne, Australia
    20th - Brisbane, Australia
    21st - Sydney, Australia
    22nd - Adelaide, Australia
    24th - Fremantle, Australia 

    OCTOBER 
    16th - Knotfest - Mexico City, Mexico
    31st - O2 Arena - London, UK .

     Lower Than Atlantis Announce UK Tour.

    Lower Than Atlantis.Wednesday 24th August 2016
    LOWER THAN ATLANTIS are proud to announce a headline UK tour in March 2017. This will be their biggest tour to date and sees them play London's iconic Brixton Academy.

    "It's weird to think that our band was nearly done some 2 years ago, and now we're headlining the biggest venues we ever have! Last time I was at Brixton Academy, I was getting chucked out and now I'll be standing on the stage!  You all know we have been hiding away in our studio since December working on new music. We're about halfway done and it sounds fucking HARD. See you at the shows" says singer Mike Duce.

    Full dates are below:
    THURSDAY 09 MARCH Norwich UEA
    FRIDAY 10 MARCH O2 Academy Birmingham
    SATURDAY 11 MARCH Manchester Academy
    MONDAY 13 MARCH O2 Academy Leeds
    TUESDAY 14 MARCH O2 Academy Newcastle
    WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH ABC Glasgow
    FRIDAY 17 MARCH O2 Academy Brixton, London
    SATURDAY 18 MARCH The Great Hall, Cardiff

    The band recently debuted brand new track 'Work For It' as BBC Radio 1's 'Hottest Record In The World'.  You can listen to the track here: Spotify & iTunes. 

    'Work For It' is taken off the forthcoming new album, due for release in early 2017 & follows on from the bands most successful album to date 'Lower Than Atlantis' released in Autumn 2014 which saw them sell over double their previous record sales in the UK, have 5 BBC Radio 1 playlisted singles with over 750 plays combined as well as numerous sold out tours.  

    The band will be returning to this years Reading and Leeds Festivals on the main stage, as well as playing a warm up show in Oxford tonight with support from Milk Teeth. 

    You can see Lower Than Atlantis this week:

    Wed 24th August- Oxford, Academy 2
    Fri 26th August - Reading Festival
    Sat 27th August- Leeds Festival

    Tickemaster.co.uk 
    LowerThanAtlantis.co

    PRE-ORDER ALBUM

     Taking Back Sunday Release New Single 'You Can't Look Back'.

    Taking Back Sunday.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
    As TAKING BACK SUNDAY gear up for their upcoming US tour through intimate clubs this September and October, the alt-rock quintet are unleashing "You Can't Look Back", the second single and video from their seventh album TIDAL WAVE (Hopeless Records; release date: September 16, 2016). 

    A contrast to performance footage of their previous video "Tidal Wave", "You Can't Look Back" is a gorgeously shot but viscerally-charged video of the band and their friends gathered around a campfire, when something happens wholly unexpectedly to vocalist ADAM LAZZARA.  The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqmKSb0kPjo

    The upcoming tour posits the band in much smaller venues, enabling the band to connect with their audience better and play longer, extended sets. "Our idea is to go to the smallest clubs we can go to," Lazzara told Entertainment Weekly. "We'd like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club?" Many shows have already sold out, including a duo of New York City shows at Irving Plaza, Boston's Paradise Rock Club, Dallas' Trees, and Nashville's Exit/In. Since their recently announced Riot Fest aftershow in Chicago sold out in less than an hour, the band will be holding an auction for two tickets, a Meet & Greet with the band, a signed copy of Tidal Wave, a signed set list, etc. to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which provides financial assistance to struggling musicians.  The auction can be found here: bit.ly/2bnH9cN

    Gracing the cover of the September 2016 issue of Substream Music Magazine who called Tidal Wave "a full-on rock record from a rock band that still gives a damn about writing rock songs," Taking Back Sunday's return to the forefront of the alt-rock music scene has been heralded by Entertainment Weekly, who broke the news of the band's upcoming album, and praised the title track, pointing out Lazzara's "rough-hewn vocals with thrashing, guitar-laden rock." 

    Showcasing the strengths of the Taking Back Sunday's continuous and consistent musical evolution from the breakneck kick off track "Death Wolf" to the anthemic "You Can't Look Back" and the ballad "I Felt It Too", the album also expands the band's palette, especially evident on the album's lead-off single and title track which channels The Clash both sonically and energetically. "I think this idea of making songs that we wrote for ourselves started with Happiness Is... and since the reaction to that album was so positive it really encouraged us to take that a step further with this album," guitarist John Nolan explains.

    Taking Back Sunday is Adam Lazzara (vocals), John Nolan (guitars, vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitars), Shaun Cooper (bass), and Mark O'Connell (drums). TIDAL WAVE was produced by Mike Sapone (O'Brother, Mansions) in Charlotte, NC and mixed by Claudius Mittendorpher (Weezer, Drowners, Ra Ra Riot) and will be released on September 16, 2016 via Hopeless Records.

     Wakrat Release New Single.

    Wakrat.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
    Punk rock trio WAKRAT are on a mission to deliver this year's most unapologetic, uncensored and outspoken album of 2016!
    Recorded at BlakCole Studio over the last year and produced by the band along with co-producer Erik Colvin, the self-titled, debut LP features new single "Sober Addiction" which is now streaming on RollingStone.com.  Listen to the track at http://rol.st/2buFq5e

    'Wakrat' will be digitally released on November 8th to coincide with the date of the US General Election Day, with the album being made available physically (CD and vinyl with several limited edition packages) worldwide on November 11th on Earache Records.

    Tim Commerford (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE) fronts the trio on vocals and bass, along with Laurent Grangeon (guitar and vocals) and band namesake Mathias Wakrat (drums) to formulate a solid mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock.  The 9-track collection hits its apex of bruising assault lyrics that battled cry of societal angst within songs like "Generation Fucked".  The song and #GenerationFucked helped to establish the Republic of Wakrat - as the band recently claimed Parliament Square in London as their own sovereign state, which took place last month in an audacious protest designed to expose the failings of the current political system.  Hundreds of supporters descended on what was formerly known as Parliament Square to join in the protest with WAKRAT.  On the flip side of the album being fueled by political dissent and questioning of authority, the project also captures some heartfelt personal issues at the forefront of tracks like current single "Sober Addiction", that is lyrically about missed opportunities.  The debut's raw delivery is surely set to shock the system of its listeners.

    Pre-order 'Wakrat' now on ultra-limited, hand-stencilled and signed vinyl, signed CD and coloured vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, and t-shirt bundles at http://www.earache.com/wakrat

    The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of "Generation Fucked", at http://bit.ly/wakrat-itunes

    'Wakrat' track listing:
    1. Sober Addiction
    2. The Number
    3. Generation Fucked
    4. Nail in the Snail
    5. La Liberté ou la Mort
    6. The Thing
    7. Knucklehead
    8. New Clear
    9. Pigs in a Blanket
    Don't miss WAKRAT supporting PROPHETS OF RAGE on the Make America Rage Again tour:
    Aug. 19 - Fairfax, VA - EagleBank Arena
    Aug. 20 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
    Aug. 21 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
    Aug. 23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
    Aug. 24 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
    Aug. 26 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
    Aug. 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
    Aug. 28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
    Aug. 30 - Quebec City, QC - Centre Videotron
    Sep. 01 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
    Sep. 03 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    Sep. 04 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    Sep. 05 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
    Sep. 07 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Sep. 10 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
    Sep. 11 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
    Sep. 13 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
    Sep. 15 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
    Sep. 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
    Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
    Sep. 27 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
    Sep. 30 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    Oct. 01 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
    Oct. 02 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
    Oct. 04 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
    Oct. 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
    Oct. 08 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    Oct. 09 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
    Oct. 11 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
    Oct. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
    Oct. 15 - San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater

     Raveneye To Release Debut Album 'Nova'.

    Raveneye.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
    Following their wildly successful EP, 'Breaking Out', which debuted on Billboard's Heatseeker chart, UK trio RavenEye are set to release their first album - NOVA - worldwide on September 23rd via their new label, Frontiers Music Srl.

    Now they have announced a full UK tour along with a brand new track – 'Inside' - which was premiered by Loudwire in the US – video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPiUabOcKrA
    Singer/Guitarist Oli Brown commented'Inside' is a tune about personal demons and specifically, the inability to escape one's own inner voice, which, at the worst of times, can encircle and ultimately control you".

    Tickets are on sale now from: www.raveneyeofficial.com
    October
    20 – Mad Hatters, Inverness
    21 – Stereo, Glasgow
    22 - Bannermans, Edinburgh 
    23 – The Fruit, Hull 
    25 -  Islington Academy 2, London
    27 – The Bullingdon, Oxford
    28 – Met Lounge - Peterborough
    29 -  Clwb Lfor Bach, Cardiff 

    November
    3 – Beat Generator, Dundee
    4 - Rebellion, Manchester 
    6 - The Musician, Leicester 
    10– Greystones, Sheffield
    11 - Marr's Bar, Worcester 
    12 - MK11, Milton Keynes
    13 – Talking Heads, Southampton 
    18 – Red Lion, Kent
    29 – Crofter's Rights, Bristol

    With songs filled with deep grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin​ and Soundgarden​,  the critical acclaim for RavenEye has been just as loud, with Classic Rock Magazine​ commenting that "they deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam​'s cable bills for twenty-five years" and Kerrang commending their "fuzz-tacular garage rock".

    Since forming in 2014, RavenEye​  has toured globally, supporting Slash, The Darkness​ and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival​ (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival​ (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF​ (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life​ (U.S.), and Aftershock Festival​ (U.S.). The band will also perform at Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) later this year. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.   Now with a new drummer in place – 21 year old Adam Breeze, the band are set to take 2016 by storm.

    When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown​, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck​, Buddy Guy​, Johnny Winter​ and Joe Satriani​, and been hailed by Mojo as "the hottest young pistol in British blues" and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today." RavenEye's live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

    First single 'Hero' is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS2zBIgwui0

     Insomnium To Release New Album In September And Head Out On Tour In 2017.

    Insomnium.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
    The new album, which will be released on September 23rd, 2016 via Century Media Records, is built around a short story called 'Winter’s Gate' (Talven portti in Finnish) written by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen. The novel won awards and nominations in Finland back in 2007 and 2008. It’s a story about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west from Ireland, even though the winter is drawing near.
      
    INSOMNIUM live: 
     
    FESTIVALS 2016
    10.09.2016 Trezzo sull'Adda (Italy) - Metalitalia Festival, Live Music Club
     
    WINTER'S GATE EUROPEAN TOUR 2017
    11.01.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
    12.01.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
    13.01.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
    14.01.2017 Lyon (France) - O'Totem
    15.01.2017 Paris (France) - Le Petit Bain
    16.01.2017 Birmingham (UK) - Rainbow Warehouse
    17.01.2017 Manchester (UK) - Sound Control
    18.01.2017 London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington

    19.01.2017 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje
    20.01.2017 Hamburg (Germany) - Gruenspan
    21.01.2017 Erfurt (Germany) - From Hell
    22.01.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Lido
    24.01.2017 Prague (Czech Republic) - Futurum
    25.01.2017 Stuttgart (Germany) - Im Wizemann
    26.01.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
    27.01.2017 Munich (Germany) - Technikum
    28.01.2017 Zurich (Switzerland) - Dynamo

     Crobot To Support Airbourne.

    Crobot.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
    Pennsylvania US rockers Crobot have announced they will be bringing their funkadelic riffs back to UK shores this Autumn - supporting Australian rockers Airbourne on all UK dates this November.

    Frontman Brandon Yeagley commented 'Beardos of the UK Nebula get ready 'cause the Crobot train is coming through with monsters of rock Airbourne!'

    Tickets are on sale now, full tour-dates and ticket links below.
    Crobot will also play Brain Freeze Festival in Ebbw Vale, Wales on Friday 25th November. Tickets on sale now http://pitymybrain.bigcartel.com/

    Tour-dates with Airbourne:
    Thursday 17th November -Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne-breakin-outta-hell-tour/portsmouth-pyramids-centre/1007299
    Friday 18th November - Norwich, UEA
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/the-nick-rayns-lcr/1006851
    Saturday 19th November - Nottingham, Rock City 
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/rock-city/999555
    Monday 21st November - Birmingham, O2 Institute
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/o2-institute/1006506
    Tuesday 22nd November - Leeds,  O2 Academy
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/o2-academy-leeds/1006510 
    Wednesday 23rd November Newcastle, O2 Academy
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/o2-academy-newcastle/1006581
    Thursday 24th November Glasgow, Barrowland
    http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/airbourne-glasgow-24-11-2016/event/360050DBA50F2D37
    Saturday 26th November Manchester, Ritz  (SOLD OUT)
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/o2-ritz/1006582
    Monday 28th November London, Electric Ballroom
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/electric-ballroom/1008287
    Tuesday 29th November London, Electric Ballroom
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/electric-ballroom/1008288

     Slowcoaches Announce Debut Album 'Nothing Gives'.

    Slowcoaches.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
    London deadpan punk rockers Slowcoaches are getting set to bring their debut album into the world. The fast, furious, clatteringly majestic and downright fun 'Nothing Gives' will be released via Leisure & District on 2nd December. With 'Norms and Values', the latest cut to be revealed, Slowcoaches purvey a sassy, tongue in cheek observation of aspects of the 'punk' community and the rules that exist within it. The accompanying video is buzzing with lo fi fun, complete with the presence of overexcited attention seeking 'lads' and the cliché of an old shopping trolley.

    The band also play a headline show at London's Moth Club this weekend. And it's free entry. Crazy things happen at Slowcoaches shows. When the London based punk-fuelled slack metal trio aren't rocking up to women only biker festivals out in the wilds of Wales, they're laying critter-infested Hackney Wick warehouses to waste while people almost fall out of windows, or causing grown men to headbang so vigourously they end up headbutting the monitors before projective vomiting all over the stage. So brace yourself.

    Recorded in two frenetic days at London DIY scene hotbed Sound Savers in Homerton – "the cheapest place in London!" beams guitarist Matt Dixon - 'Nothing Gives' was then shipped out to Ben Hirschfield in LA to mix. "What we wanted was something that was a progression from that quite lofi sound," explains Heather. "We wanted it poppy and also massive, and I think he's done that really well."

    In spite of its fun sound, 'Nothing Gives' itself details all the bad stuff that happens in life: break-ups, breakdowns, a pre-mid life crisis, a drug induced mental illness, falling out with friends, getting way too wrecked, losing your job then desperately trying to find a job... the list goes on. "When I looked at the lyrics for this album all together I thought, 'oh man, this is so bleak!" says frontwoman Heather, who is handily currently studying to become a therapist. However, for the listener who doesn't quite fancy ending up in a dark pit of despair after listening, the record makes for a surprisingly upbeat collection. "It's bittersweet, isn't it?" shrugs Matt. See, Slowcoaches don't wallow in their misery, they dress it up with huge riffs and full-throttle power pop panache.

    LIVE DATE:
    27th Aug – The Moth Club, London (Free Entry) EVENT PAGETICKETS

     You Me At Six Announce New Album 'Night People' For January 2017 Release.

    You Me At Six.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
    YOU ME AT SIX are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK. Night People will be released on January 13th 2017 through Infectious Music.  https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR

    The album, their fifth, was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers).   

    To kick things off the band will play a bunch of underplay shows this autumn. Having gained a reputation as being one of the best live bands in the UK, with sold out tours that have seen them headline both Wembley Arena and the O2, this is a great opportunity to see them in the most intimate settings they have played in years.

    UK TOUR

    4 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy
    5 Oct – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
    6 Oct – Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
    9 Oct – Belfast, The Limelight
    10 Oct – Dublin, The Academy
    13 Oct – Nottingham, Rock City Main Hall
    14 Oct – Oxford, O2 Academy
    15 Oct – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
    17 Oct – Inverness, Ironworks
    18 Oct – Leeds, O2 Academy
    19 Oct – Liverpool, Guild of Students
    20 Oct – Sheffield, O2 Academy
    21 Oct – Middlesbrough, Empire
    23 Oct – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
    24 Oct – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

    You Me At Six have had a hugely successful career to date, selling over 600,000 albums globally. The band have had 3 Top 5 albums including a UK Number 1 on their last release: Cavalier Youth. They have also scored thirteen consecutive A-list singles on Radio 1. With anticipation building for their new album, it looks like 2017 is going to be another huge year for the band.

     Ed Harcourt Releases Seventh Album.

    Ed Harcourt.Monday 22nd August 2016
    Recently signed to Polydor, Ed Harcourt returns with his seventh album Furnaces (out August 19th 2016), the most ambitious and abrasive album of his career.

    On Sunday evening, the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show premiered 'Dionysus' - the first taste from Furnaces. The gnarled track is available now, alongside the apocalyptic paean 'The World is on Fire'.

    Furnaces was produced by legendary producer Flood, a long-time ally of Ed, who has previously worked with the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Foals.

    The result is an album that, for all its fire and brimstone, is also euphoric and celebratory. "I wanted to make a record that people can cry, f**k and fight to" says Ed. "I don't think there are many records out like that at the moment, but all my favourite records have that, whether it's Prince or Nine Inch Nails. I hadn't made a record before that has this kind of danger to it."

    Fittingly, the album's artwork was created by the legendary Gonzo artist and Hunter S Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman. "It's a dream come true," says Ed.
Throughout the album Ed plays guitar, bass, drums, piano, synths and assortment of other trinkets - often playing everything you hear! On some tracks, he was joined by his dream line-up: drummer Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, bassist Tom Herbert of The Invisible & Polar Bear, vocalist Hannah Lou Clark, and percussionist Michael Blair, a frequent Tom Waits collaborator.

    Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. Recently, he's played piano at major festivals with the Libertines, toured as part of Marianne Faithfull's band and served as Musical Director for Beck's Songbook shows at the Barbican.

    He has released six critically acclaimed albums to date, and wrote and performed 'The Way That I Live', the soundtrack to Burberry's 2014/15 festive campaign, which has garnered over 25 million views and 1 million streams. Alongside his own output, Ed is a prolific songwriter and producer writing for artists including James Bay and Paloma Faith; and producing for Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Kathryn Williams.

    'Furnaces' Full Tracklisting:
    Intro
    The World Is On Fire
    Loup Garou
    Furnaces
    Occupational Hazard
    Nothing But A Bad Trip
    You Give Me More Than Love
    Dionysus
    There Is A Light Below
    Last Of Your Kind
    Immoral
    Antartica

    Ed Harcourt live dates:
    Wed 21st September LONDON, Village Underground

     Bullet For My Valentine Add More UK Shows.

    Bullet For My Valentine.Monday 22nd August 2016
    BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – the hard rock/metal heavyweights now signed to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records whose spectacular global success has seen them fly the British flag from dizzying heights – have added a further 5 dates to their headline UK tour this Nov/Dec due to high demand. 

    Having sold-out London, Birmingham and 2 dates in Manchester, there will now be extra shows in London, Birmingham and other cities to ensure that fans across the whole of the UK have the opportunity to experience what is sure to be a truly memorable tour…

    BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will perform their classic 2005 debut album, ‘The Poison’, from beginning to end across all newly announced shows, plus the second (already sold out) night in Manchester. See details below.

    Playing ‘The Poison’ in full on selected dates only*

    NOVEMBER 
    24 Centre, Newport
    25 O2 Academy, Bournemouth (Just Added) *
    27 O2 Academy, Newcastle
    28 O2 Academy, Sheffield (Just Added) *
    30 O2 Academy, Glasgow

    DECEMBER

    01 Inverness, Ironworks (Just Added) *
    03 Academy, Manchester SOLD OUT
    04 Academy, Manchester * SOLD OUT
    06 O2 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT
    07 O2 Academy, Birmingham (Just Added) *
    09 O2 Academy, Brixton, London SOLD OUT
    10 O2 Academy, Brixton, London(Just Added) *
    Killswitch Engage & Cane Hill will appear as Special Guests across the whole tour. 

    Standard tickets & VIP packages, including merch and Meet & Greet options, are available now HERE.
    Since the release of ‘The Poison’ (now certified gold), Bullet For My Valentine have notched up an impressive array of international facts ‘n’ stats: along with chart-topping success, these include Top 10 chart entries, # 1 Rock Chart positions, arena tours, key spots at the biggest festivals around the world, plus a plethora of awards, including the Kerrang! ‘Best British Band’ gong, given to them 3 years in a row (2008 – 2010), as well as two Metal Hammer Golden Gods ‘Best British Band’ accolades (2006 / 2010), to name but a few. 
    BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will be working on a new album soon, their first for Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records.

     Black Orchid Empire Announce Debut Album 'Archetype'.

    Black Orchid Empire.Monday 22nd August 2016
    Having burst onto the ever-resurging British rock scene with two powerful and melodic singles earlier this year, Black Orchid Empire have announced the release of their debut album ‘Archetype’.

    The London-based rock trio will release the album on November 11th  with a supporting tour plus a new single and video.  Watch this space for details coming soon.

    ARCHETYPE is a rock album. A proper all-in, listen-from-start-to-finish journey; something to get caught up in and obsess over until you hear little overlooked details on the third or fourth play-through.” Comments frontman Paul Visser.

    He continues…”For us, each song is something that needs to be refined and worked on until it takes you on that perfect, heady rollercoaster - our album as a whole is the same way. It's dark, it's heavy, it's melodic, it's complex, but all in balance and all working together in the best interests of the record. We're incredibly proud of this album – it really does define us as a band.”

    Black Orchid Empire have performed alongside heavyweights such as Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie, Feeder and Editors and include previous members of highly-acclaimed groups Queen Adreena and Cape Fear.  They have enjoyed significant support for their previous singles, having been playlisted on Kerrang! TV, Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock and Total Rock.

    “Black Orchid Empire have steamrollered their way into my life with a song that is so undeniable, it’s like I’m hearing Muse for the first time all over again.”
    Alex Baker (Kerrang! Radio)

    Check out the first two singles here:
    Come In:  http://youtu.be/gAKmJ7SrX2Q
    God Is Awake:  http://youtu.be/WAQ_PdyWoNc

    TRACK LISTING:

    01 Come In
    02 God Is Awake
    03 Here's To You
    04 This City
    05 Melancholia
    06 Rabbit In A Snowstorm
    07 Riches And Rags
    08 Riff Of Death
    09 Speed Of Sound
    10 Walking Disaster
    11 Medicine
    12 Mountain
    13 Ended Up Like This

     Dead! Unleash New Single.

    Dead!.Monday 22nd August 2016
    Feisty four piece Dead! are have unleashed their new single today entitled 'Something More Original'.

    Streaming link: https://Dead.lnk.to/SomethingMoreOriginalVid

    The track is an explosive punk-rock singalong. It's another menacing leap forward. "It's about people who aren't happy but who just sit around and don't try to improve their situation," says Alex. "Whether this band happens or whether we crumble, we're fucking trying." The tongue-in-cheek title refers to the fact that "we don't have a new sound... but we don't care." "Something More Original is just a good, fast, British rock song," says Sam.

    The London based boys; Alex Mountford, Sam Matlock, Louis Matlock and Sam Chappell, are a feisty and imaginative bunch that favour the DIY approach to life. Since their formation the band have been finding unique venues to put on self-promoted gigs and on Tuesday they play North London recording studio Livingston Studios. The quartet aren't the sort of people who wait for opportunities: they go out and hunt them down. With a fire in their belly, they've toured, released their own music, made their own videos and now have a fervent fan club, named The Damned Restless Future, who follow their every move. They are one of the UK's most exciting new rock'n'roll bands, armed with a stack of raucous, punky anthems and a gung-ho, do-or-die attitude. This was the way it had to be. There are no half measures for Dead!.

    Their reputation as a thrilling live act has been cemented by chaotic, sweatbox gigs and are nearing the end of a busy Summer of festivals including Slam Dunk, Download, The Great Escape and 2000 Trees. They will round it off with sets on The Pit at Reading and Leeds Festival.

    LIVE DATES

    Aug 20th Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt BEL
    Aug 22nd Manchester, Tiger Lounge (headline show)
    Aug 23rd London, Livingston Studios (headline show)
    Aug 24th Birmingham, Asylum Bar (headline show)
    Aug 27th Reading Festival, The Pit
    Aug 28th Leeds Festival, The Pit
    Aug 29th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge (supporting SWMRS)
    Aug 30th Glasgow, Broadcast (supporting SWMRS)
    Aug 31st Edinburgh, Electric Circus (supporting SWMRS)
    Sep 2nd Liverpool, Studio 2 (supporting SWMRS)
    Sep 3rd Norwich, Owl Sanctuary (supporting SWMRS)
    Sep 5th Nottingham, Bodega (supporting SWMRS)
    Sep 6th Southampton, Joiners (supporting SWMRS)
    Sep 7th Bristol, Thekla (supporting SWMRS)
    Sep 8th London, The Garage (supporting SWMRS)
    Sep 23rd Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg DE
    Sep 25th Gloucester Underground Festival, Guildhall

     State Champs Announce 2017 UK Tour.

    State Champs.Monday 22nd August 2016
    Albany, NY pop rock heavyweights, State Champs, have today announced a UK and European tour in early 2017.  This will see them in 8 cities around the UK, finishing at the Forum in London on 18th March 2017.

    "Ecstatic to say we will be back in February and March to headline mainland Europe and the UK for the first time in a long time. We're hitting some countries we haven't played before, as well as coming back to a few places we are very familiar with. We've got some special stuff planned for these shows, so come party with us. Hope to see you soon!" says the band.

    You can see the band the following dates:
    Wed 22 Feb 2017 Razzamataz Barcelona Spain - TICKETS
    Thu 23 Feb 2017 El Sol Madrid Spain - TICKETS
    Sat 25 Feb 2017 Boule Noire Paris France - TICKETS
    Sun 26 Feb 2017 Melkweg Amsterdam Netherlands - TICKETS
    Tue 28 Feb 2017 Luxor Cologne Germany - TICKETS
    Wed 01 Mar 2017 Logo Hamburg Germany - TICKETS
    Thu 02 Mar 2017 Bi Nuu Berlin Germany - TICKETS
    Fri 03 Mar 2017 Arena Vienna Austria - TICKETS
    Sun 05 Mar 2017 Legend Club Milan Italy - TICKETS
    Mon 06 Mar 2017 Die Stadtmitte Karlsruhe Germany - TICKETS
    Tue 07 Mar 2017 Trix Antwerp Belgium - TICKETS  
    Thu 09 Mar 2017 Engine Rooms Southampton UK - TICKETS 
    Fri 10 Mar 2017 O2 Academy Bristol UK - TICKETS
    Sat 11 Mar 2017 O2 The Ritz Manchester UK - TICKETS
    Mon 13 Mar 2017 Riverside Newcastle UK - TICKETS
    Tue 14 Mar 2017 Garage Glasgow UK - TICKETS
    Thu 16 Mar 2017 Beckett Leeds UK - TICKETS
    Fri 17 Mar 2017 O2 Institute Birmingham UK - TICKETS
    Sat 18 Mar 2017 O2 Forum Kentish Town London UK - TICKETS

    State Champs have just finished a summer long run on Warped Tour before now heading to the UK to playing main stage at Reading and Leeds festival as well as a London sold out headline show and acoustically supporting Sleeping With Sirens this week.

    You can see State Champs this week at the following dates:

    24th August Underworld London 
    25th August Union Chappell London (acoustic supporting Sleeping With Sirens)
    26th August Main Stage Leeds Festival
    28th August Main Stage Reading Festival

     The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Reading And Leeds Warm Up Show.

    The Dillinger Escape Plan.Monday 22nd August 2016
    There are many bands that claim to "tear a venue a new one" or "destroy the place" .... This show will take those phrases to an entirely new level.  The Dillinger Escape Plan will lay waste to London's Old Blue Last on Wednesday August 24th before their performances at this years Reading and Leeds festivals.   Tickets for this show go on sale at 3pm today, Monday August 22nd.

    You can help crash the internet here:  https://www.songkick.com/store/events/27863784

    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is readying what is to potentially be the final full-length album before an 'extended hiatus.'  DISSOCIATION, out October 14, 2016, is a product of the recent collaboration of the band's Party Smasher Inc. label with Cooking Vinyl and promises to be their most adventurous to date.

    The premiere single, "Limerent Death" Weinman says "is one of my all-time favorite DEP songs. I feel that this song is one of the rare instances where all the members are feeling, and conveying, the same energy from start to end. A sharp focused dagger plowing its way through thick heavy walls."

    Follow this link to view the 'Limerent Death' packshot video: https://TDEP.lnk.to/LDvid

    The band tracked drums at Vudu Studio on Long Island. Guitars and Bass were recorded at Party Smasher Studio in NJ with producer, Steve Evetts. Half the vocals were recorded at Steve's studio in Long Beach and the others with Producer Josh Wilbur at his home studio. Then additional guitars and sound design was done in Weinman's own personal studio. The album was then mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity in Boston, MA.

    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has been a juggernaut since their inception in 1997 making an indelible mark on the world of rock The band has put out five studio albums, rocked Late Night TV and have been winners of the Revolver Golden Gods' Best Underground Band, Kerrang!'s Inspiration Award and Spirit of Independence Award as well as a VH1 Most Influential Guitarist award.  Their sound is unlike that of any other band, but that has been the inspiration for many that have followed. The New York Times described it best when they said, "If you really want to know these songs — metal through the jazz-rock filter of Allan Holdsworth and Mahavishnu Orchestra — you have to listen repeatedly and concentrate. Increasingly it's a composer's music...a haywire, acrobatic combustion that occurs in almost every song."  

    DISSOCIATION TRACK LISTING
    "Limerent Death"
    "Symptom Of Terminal Illness"
    "Wanting Not So Much As To"
    "Fugue"
    "Low Feels Blvd"
    "Surrogate"
    "Honeysuckle"
    "Manufacturing Discontent"
    "Apologies Not Included"
    "Nothing To Forget"
    "Dissociation"

     Exist Immortal Reveal Video For 'Follow Alone' Single.

    Exist Immortal.Sunday 21st August 2016
    London 5-piece metallers Exist Immortal have unveiled the video for their new single 'Follow Alone', to be taken from their brand new album Breathe, out October 28th.

    Watch the video HERE

    The video, shot at the epic Lee Quarry in Lancashire, sees the band performing on the edge of a cliff face, overlooking the vast caverns below. Cut between floor shots and jaw dropping aerial drone footage, 'Follow Alone' is a must-watch, and the band's most breathtaking offering yet.

    The track is taken from their newly announced second album, Breathe. The follow up to their debut 2014 release Darkness Of An Age, its eleven tracks are prime examples of genre-spanning, hook-laden melodic metal, which are both unique and imaginative in their approach and execution. 

    Since releasing Darkness Of An Age in 2014, the band has been working tirelessly, expanding their reach and building a solid, dedicated following. Performing at a range of festivals, countless tours, and sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the underground, from SikTh and Heart Of A Coward, to Fallujah and Circles, their brand of modern metal has so far taken them the length of breadth of the UK, across the vast majority of mainland Europe and as far as India.

    In preparation for the new album, the band will once again be bringing their tight and intense live show to hungry audiences. They're currently on a small UK run, ending at London's Dingwalls with Agent Fresco, Zoax, Press To Meco & No Consequence. Exist Immortal will also be performing at this year's Euroblast Festival alongside the likes of Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Heart Of A Coward and many more.

    With the release of 'Follow Alone', a stellar second album and more singles, tours and updates to be announced, 2016 is shaping up to be a defining year for one of the country's most exciting young metal acts.

    TOUR DATES
    August 19th – Bridgwater, Cobblestones
    August 20th – Brighton, Sticky Mikes
    August 21st – London, Dingwall
    October 2nd – Euroblast Festival, Cologne, Germany 
    BREATHE TRACKLISTING
    1. Saviour
    2. In Hindsight
    3. Invisible Lines
    4. Misconduct
    5. Follow Alone
    6. Erode
    7. Escape
    8. Lucid
    9. Breathe
    10. Release 
    11. Chi

     You Me At Six Announce UK Tour And New Studio Album.

    You Me Agt Six.Friday 19th August 2016
    YOU ME AT SIX are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK.

    The album, their fifth, was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers). It is set for release early next year, more news to follow.

    To kick things off the band will play a bunch of underplay shows this autumn.  Having gained a reputation as being one of the best live bands in the UK, with sold out tours that have seen them headline both Wembley Arena and the O2, this is a great opportunity to see them in the most intimate settings they have played in years

    UK TOUR

    4 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy
    5 Oct – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
    6 Oct – Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
    9 Oct – Belfast, The Limelight
    10 Oct – Dublin, The Academy
    13 Oct – Nottingham, Rock City Main Hall
    14 Oct – Oxford, O2 Academy
    15 Oct – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
    17 Oct – Inverness, Ironworks
    18 Oct – Leeds, O2 Academy
    19 Oct – Liverpool, Guild of Students
    20 Oct – Sheffield, O2 Academy
    21 Oct – Middlesbrough, Empire
    23 Oct – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
    24 Oct – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

    You Me At Six have had a hugely successful career to date, selling over 600,000 albums globally. The band have had 3 Top 5 albums including a UK Number 1 on their last release: Cavalier Youth. They have also scored thirteen consecutive A-list singles on Radio 1. With anticipation building for their new album, it looks like 2017 is going to be another huge year for the band.

     Ellie Goulding Announces New Single 'Still Falling For You'.

    Ellie Goulding.Friday 19th August 2016
    Multi-platinum selling global superstar Ellie Goulding today announces the release of her upcoming single 'Still Falling For you'. The single, available August 19th via Polydor Records, is taken from the original soundtrack to the upcoming motion picture 'Bridget Jones's Baby'. The full soundtrack will be available on September 16th.

    Since the release of her third studio album 'Delirium' which featured the record-breaking 'Love Me Like You Do' and monster singles 'On My Mind' and 'Army', Goulding has been enjoying a year of knockout live performances in stadiums and festivals the world over including slots at Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza.

    Now offering her first taste of new music of the year, Goulding unveils the beautiful track, which was written for the upcoming soundtrack. To date, Ellie holds three UK #1 singles, over 30 million worldwide sales and Brit Awards for Best Female Solo Artist and Critics Choice.

    Bridget Jones's Baby will be in cinemas from September 16th in the UK. 

     Dance Gavin Dance Release New Song 'Chucky Vs The Giant Tortoise'.

    Dance Gavin Dance.Friday 19th August 2016
    Sacramento's Dance Gavin Dance are giving fans a first taste of their upcoming 7th studio LP, Mothership, which will be released on October 7th via Rise Records.

    Stream the album's lead track, "Chucky vs The Giant Tortoise," here

    Pre-orders for Mothership are now available on MerchNow and iTunes.

    Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act which fuses elements of emo, post-hardcore, jazz fusion, progressive rock and screamo into their signature sound, has seen their last five album's chart on the Billboard Top 200.

    The band will play UK/European leg of last year's 10 Year Anniversary Tour later this year.  The dates will feature vocalist Tilian Pearson, as well as the band's previous vocalists, Kurt Travis and Jonny Craig, who will share vocal duties on select songs. Check out a promo video for the European/UK run here.

    Lead guitarist Will Swan says,"After unintentionally neglecting UK and EU for years, we are coming back at full force to celebrate the band's 10 year anniversary with every singer combination the band has ever had. Each show will be a celebration of every era of the band all in one night."

    FULL UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
    Thu 3-Nov UK Oxford O2 Academy2
    Fri 4-Nov UK Brighton The Haunt
    Sat 5-Nov UK Birmingham Institute3
    Sun 6-Nov UK Southampton Engine Rooms
    Tue 8-Nov UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
    Wed 9-Nov UK Newcastle O2 Academy2
    Thu 10-Nov UK Manchester Sound Control
    Fri 11-Nov UK Glasgow Garage
    Sat 12-Nov UK Leeds The Key Club
    Mon 14-Nov UK Cardiff The Globe
    Tue 15-Nov UK Bristol The Fleece
    Wed 16-Nov UK London Underworld
    Fri 18-Nov Germany Cologne Underground
    Sat 19-Nov Germany Hamburg Headcrash
    Sun 20-Nov Germany Berlin Musik & Frieden
    Tue 22-Nov Germany Munich Strom
    Wed 23-Nov Germany Frankfurt Nachtleben
    Fri 25-Nov Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat
    Sat 26-Nov Netherlands Eindhoven Dynamo

    Tickets onsale now 

     Metallica Announce Brand New Studio Album 'Hardwired... To self-Destruct'.

    Metallica.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Metallica will release their eleventh studio album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, on November 18th, via Blackened Recordings. The 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set is the Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum Death Magnetic. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.com starting today in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions. The album is produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic.

    "Has it really been eight years? Doesn't feel like it! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink," said Metallica's Lars Ulrich. "We're obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there.  We've been rockin' along in the studio with Greg on and off for the last 18 months firing up the creative engines again. Putting new music out there, getting in your faces once again and all that comes with it is what we love to do more than anything else, so strap yourselves in ... INCOMING!"

    "Hardwired," the first track to be released from the forthcoming album was played for the first time earlier today during a live remote broadcast from Metallica's HQ in the Bay Area. During an interview with Minneapolis rock station 93X discussing the band's performance at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 20th, Lars Ulrich stunned 93X's Pablo by unleashing the incendiary song for the first time, much to the surprise (and delight) of the station, as well as fans around the world. "Hardwired" will be delivered as an instant download to fans who preorder the album.  
    Metallica also premiered the official video for "Hardwired" today.  The clip can be viewed HERE.

    Metallica will perform this Saturday, August 20th, at U.S. Bank Stadium — the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. The band's performance will be the first rock concert at the venue and tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes. Fans can tune in from home via a Pandora live stream beginning at 10 pm EST at http://pdora.co/metallicalive. Individual songs from the concert will also spin on Pandora. To listen, log in to your Pandora account or create a new one for free if you live in U.S., Australia or New Zealand. Fans outside of those countries can access the live stream at www.livemetallica.com

     Additionally, in celebration of Saturday's performance, the band will be launching the official Metallica Pop-Up Store in Minneapolis this weekend. The store will have exclusive show merchandise and items not available anywhere else (including inside the stadium) as well as a wide selection of classic Metallica merch. The Metallica Pop-Up Store will be located at 401 2nd Ave North and open on Friday, August 19th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    Stay tuned for more details on Hardwired...To Self-Destruct in the coming weeks.

    TRACKLISTING
    Regular Album (on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats):
    Disc One
    1. Hardwired
    2. Atlas, Rise!
    3. Now That We're Dead
    4. Moth Into Flame
    5. Am I Savage?
    6. Halo On Fire

    Disc Two
    1. Confusion
    2. Dream No More
    3. ManUNkind
    4. Here Comes Revenge
    5. Murder One
    6. Spit Out The Bone

    Deluxe Version (On CD & Vinyl only):
    Disc One
    1.         Hardwired
    2.         Atlas, Rise!
    3.         Now That We're Dead
    4.         Moth Into Flame
    5.         Am I Savage?
    6.         Halo On Fire

    Disc Two
    1.         Confusion
    2.         Dream No More
    3.         ManUNkind
    4.         Here Comes Revenge
    5.         Murder One
    6.         Spit Out The Bone

    Disc Three
    1.      Lords Of Summer
    2.      Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
    3.      N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M.  (Riff Origins)
    4.      Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
    5.      Plow (Riff Origins)
    6.      Sawblade (Riff Origins)
    7.      RIP (Riff Origins)
    8.      Lima (Riff Origins)
    9.      91 (Riff Origins)
    10.    MTO (Riff Origins)
    11.    RL72 (Riff Origins)
    12.    Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
    13.    CHI (Riff Origins)
    14.    X Dust (Riff Origins)

     Yellowcard Release New Single 'The Hurt Is Gone'.

    Yellowcard.Thursday 18th August 2016
    As we near the final stretch of 2016 with the end of the Summer, YELLOWCARD and their fans are bracing for the bittersweet release of their self-titled last album on September 30, 2016 and their farewell world tour.  In preparation, Ryan Key, Sean Mackin, Ryan Mendez, and Josh Portman are releasing the new single and video 'The Hurt Is Gone' - the follow-up to 'Rest In Peace' which has racked up nearly one million views on Youtube since its debut one month ago.

    'The Hurt Is Gone' is thematically about taking chances and accepting change in order to grow, no matter how painful. The theme mirrors the position in which the band is themselves, as they get ready for the next step in their own lives ("Change comes for you even if you're hiding out / So wake to this truth and maybe you'll believe me now").  It's accompanying video – a montage of images zooming in and out of focus from the expansiveness of space to the intimacy of a couple lying in bed, can be viewed here: http://smarturl.it/TheHurtIsGone

    With the wrap up of Vans Warped Tour last week, Yellowcard are taking a short time off to recharge one last time before they embark on their final world tour which kicks off in the US on October 6th in San Antonio, TX and comes to the UK in December. 

    YELLOWCARD will be released on September 30, 2016 via Hopeless Records and was self-produced by Ryan Key and guitarist Ryan Mendez with long-time ally and close friend Neal Avron as Executive Producer. Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals, guitars), Sean Mackin (violins), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass).

    UK & European Final World Tour Dates
    Dec-07                        Amsterdam               Netherlands             Melkweg OZ
    Dec-08                        Cologne                     Germany                    Live Music Hall
    Dec-09                        Cologne                     Germany                    Live Music Hall
    Dec-11                        Bristol                        UK                               O2 Academy
    Dec-12                        Glasgow                    UK                               O2 ABC
    Dec-14                        Manchester               UK                               O2 Ritz
    Dec-15                        London                       UK                               O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
    Dec-17                        Nottingham               UK                               Rock City
    Dec-18                        Birmingham              UK                               O2 Institute
     

     REO Speedwagon To Support Status Quo.

    REO Speedwagon.Thursday 18th August 2016
    In February 2016, Status Quo announced that this year would see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; "The Last Night Of The Electrics" tour will begin in October with a high profile stint across Europe, visiting the UK for a spectacular send-off in December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off. 

    Francis Rossi said,
    "We've talked about it for some time and have decided that it's time for us to hang up the electrics. It's getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. It's 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision. It doesn't mean we won't do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we're agreed that the moment has come. There's more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won't tour the electric set ever again". 

    Rick Parfitt added,
    "We always thought we'd see a red light when it was time to stop. The show hurts now, physically. It's hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it's not really a Quo show. So we don't feel we should continue. This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set, life won't be the same for us – or many of the fans – but we can't go on at this pace any more".

    Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave will plug in and bring their thunderous electric live show back to the nation's venues for the last time. Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue. If you love Status Quo, you need to be there; if you've never before seen this truly legendary act play a full full-throttle no-nonsense electric set, you need to be there! Status Quo will be joined on this run of dates by very special guests REO Speedwagon and The Lounge Kittens.

    Status Quo have sold over 118 million records throughout their illustrious career and have achieved 43 hit albums in the British Albums Chart; more than any other band apart from The Rolling Stones. With iconic hits including 'Whatever You Want' and 'Rockin' All Over The World' it is estimated that Status Quo have played over 6,000 live shows in their 49 year career to a total audience in excess of 25 million people.

    This tour will truly be the end of an era as Status Quo turn their back on constantly touring their fabled electric live set. Since first charting in 1967 the band have become a truly iconic and massively influential rock act. The world of music will not be the same once the dust has settled from "The Last Night Of The Electrics" Tour.
    REO Speedwagon has sold 40 million albums around the globe, with the group's landmark album, 'Hi Infidelity', now approaching ten times platinum status in the states. After nearly five decades since forming, front man Kevin Cronin and band mates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide with concerts featuring their two US number one singles 'Keep on Loving You' and 'Can't Fight This Feeling', along with hits including, 'Take It on the Run', 'Time for Me to Fly', 'Roll With the Changes', 'Ridin' The Storm', and more.

    Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon said,
    "I remember hearing 'Pictures of Matchstick Men' on underground radio and being totally blown away. All our early influences were British rock groups, so we are psyched to be going on a tour of England with Status Quo. I have a feeling both our bands and our fans will find we all have a lot in common and that this tour will be big fun for everyone."

    DECEMBER 2016 
    8th Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
    9th Bournemouth International Centre *
    11th London The O2 
    13th Brighton Centre *
    14th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 
    16th Birmingham Barclaycard Arena 
    17th Leeds First Direct Arena 
    19th Manchester Arena 
    20th Glasgow The SSE Hydro 
    22nd Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 
    23rd Liverpool Echo Arena 
    *All shows are fully seated except Bournemouth & Brighton

    Tickets are on sale now via aeglive.co.uk priced from £55/£46.

     Hey1 Hello! To Release 'Hey! Hello! Too!' Album'.

    Hey1 Hello!.Thursday 18th August 2016
    On September 23rd  Hey! Hello! release their first full-length studio album as a band,  'Hey! Hello! Too!' on the Round Records label. 

    With a punk spirit and a take-no-shit attitude Hey! Hello! are an ultra-catchy noise pop group armed with a truck full of great tunes.

    'Music is the sound of feelings, and we are all the creators of our own feelings - positive or negative. Hey! Hello! choose to be positive, therefore our music reflects that intention. This is the sound of joy.' Making music their way, the quartet describe the recording process as "nothing but fun", creating Hey! Hello! Too! in the "middle of the woods somewhere in Wales". 

    With humour, pace, emotion, huge choruses and bubblegum sweetness Hey! Hello! Too!'s 11 songs cover wide range of topics,  but, the approach  "always maintains a gang like mentally". Full of sunbursts of pop melody  Hey! Hello! Too!  is a record from a band that has found their sound and is ready for the world to hear it, 

    Hey! Hello! are the sound of the party not affected by trends or other bands and have delivered one of the finest albums of 2016.

    >Hey! Hello! is - Ai (drums / vocals) the calm one, Toshi (bass)  the resourceful one, The Rev (lead guitar) the cool one and Ginger (rhythm guitar / vocals)  the wise one. 

    Pure unadulterated volume driven rock' n'roll. Hey! Hello! Let's Go 

    Hey! Hello! Too!  track listing 

    1. All Around The World
    2. This Ain"t Love
    3. Glass Of Champagne
    4. Kids
    5. Forever Young 
    6. Loud And Fucking Clear
    7. Can't Stand You (Hurting Me)
    8. Let's Get Emotional
    9. A History Of Lovers
    10. Body Parts
    11. Perfect


    To preorder Hey! Hello! Too!  go to:- http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/round-records

     Night Verses Release Short Film For 'Strange Graves'.

    Nightverses.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Night Verses is offering a unique journey throughout space with their stunning animated short film for 'Strange Graves', that was illustrated by Night Verses drummer Aric Improta and created by Adam Davis. The music video is streaming now via Youtube.com/equalvision.

    "Collaborating with Adam was great. He created a whole world and contemplative space out of the concept art that really matches the feel of the song," notes Improta. "The juxtaposition of the digital animation and the drawings I do by hand gave the visuals a distinct look that wasn't overly polished, but managed to be complex."
    The intricate art follows the release of the intense video for 'A Dialogue in Cataplexy' - a video that is not for the faint of heart by any means, and offers an extreme range of beauty, chaos and intrigue. 'A Dialogue in Cataplexy' can be seen now at HERE.

    'Strange Graves' and 'A Dialogue in Cataplexy' come from the band's second full-length, 'Into The Vanishing Light', which was released on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an Equal Vision Records imprint. The album is available physically on tour and at nightverses.merchnow.com and digitally through iTunes, GooglePlay, AmazonMP3, Spotify and Youtube.com/equalvision.

    'Into The Vanishing Light' was recorded in Venice Beach, CA with legendary producer Ross Robinson (Glassjaw, At The Drive In, The Cure). The album puts a newfound emphasis on utilizing their instruments in unique and innovative ways to create a dense, atmospheric sound and experience for listeners.

    The band, comprised of Douglas Robinson (vocals), Nick DePirro (guitar), Reilly Herrera (bass), and Aric Improta (drums), has just wrapped up a full US tour with letlive., Seahaven, and Silver Snakes.

    TOUR DATES
    Envy on the Coast (Reincarnation Tour) w/Night Verses 
    Aug 20 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
    Aug 21 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
    Aug 23 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage 
    Aug 24 Philadelphia, PA Tickets @ Union Transfer 
    Aug 26 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom 
    Aug 27 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge 
    Aug 28 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall

     Truckfighters Release New Video For 'Calm Before The Storm'.

    Truckfighters.Thursday 18th August 2016
    The mighty TRUCKFIGHTERS’ have launched a video for their new song 'Calm Before The Storm', taken off the upcoming album 'V' out on Century Media on 30 Sep!

    You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/cIFw48eV61Y

    'Calm Before The Storm' is also available as an Instant Grat Single. You can pre-order the digital album at one of the following outlets:
    iTunes
    AmazonMP3

    Shortly after the album release, the TRUCKFIGHTERS will hit the road again to play an extensive European tour.  Support bands for most of the main land dates will be We Hunt Buffalo and Witchrider, for the UK dates it will be Deville and Dot Legacy. 

    TRUCKFIGHTERS LIVE 2016
    20.10.2016 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
    21.10.2016 Chemnitz (Germany) - AJZ
    22.10.2016 Vienna (Austria) - Fuzzfest
    23.10.2016 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Halle                        
    25.10.2016 Milan (Italy) - Lo-Fi  
    27.10.2016 Bologna (Italy) - Freakout
    28.10.2016 Puget (France) - Le Rats
    29.10.2016 Bron (France) - Le Jack Jack                                   
    02.11.2016 Bilbao (Spain) - Stage Live
    03.11.2016 Barcelona (Spain) - Razz 3
    04.11.2016 Madrid (Spain) - Chango     
    05.11.2016 Lisbon (Portugal) - Stairway Club
    06.11.2016 Porto (Portugal) - Cave 45
    09.11.2016 Amsterdam (The Netherlands) - Melkweg Oude Zaal
    10.11.2016 Groningen (The Netherlands) - Vera
    11.11.2016 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - O13
    12.11.2016 Hengelo (The Netherlands) - Metropool
    25.11.2016 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
    04.12.2016 Birmingham (UK) - Rainbow
    05.12.2016 Glasgow (UK) - King Tuts
    06.12.2016 Nottingham (UK) - Rescue Rooms
    07.12.2016 Bristol (UK) - Thekla
    08.12.2016 Manchester (UK) - Ruby Lounge
    09.12.2016 London (UK) - Islington Academy
    10.12.2016 Brighton (UK) - Green Door Store

    27.12.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Sankt Hell Festival

     Cover Your Tracks Release New Album.

    Cover Your Tracks.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Cover Your Tracks have premiered a new song off their debut album Fever Dream, to be released on September 9th

    Listen to the song 'Cages' now https://youtu.be/1Rt0UjTacWM.

    This is the second single from Fever Dream and fans will receive instant downloads of 'Cages' and 'Bellow' when pre-ordering the album at iTunes.

    The Atlanta, GA four-piece – vocalist Paul Rose, guitarist Omar Magana, bassist Cory Ferris and drummer Brent Guistwite – formed in 2014 from the ashes of previous bands which included Woe, Is Me, Decoder and Cursed Sails. Fever Dream is a brutal assault of metal, its ten songs are infused both with heavy industrial leanings as well as catchy choruses and ambitious, soaring melodies. Whichever side of the spectrum these songs fall – and it’s often both – they all combine together to create a debut album that’s as full of confidence as it is uncertainty, and which is full of nihilistic despair and determined defiance against it.

    This album is exactly what we wanted it to be, with no restrictions, so to get this far and then have Epitaph on board means the world to us. We’ve been working at this for quite some while, so to finally break through and have some success is amazing. We hope people will appreciate this record as much as we enjoyed writing it,” says guitarist Magana.

    Pre-orders for Fever Dream are available at: https://cyt.lnk.to/feverdream.

    FEVER DREAM TRACKLIST

    1. Spin The Bottle
    2. Striking Matches
    3. Bellow
    4. Are We Innocent
    5. Good Enough
    6. Lights Out
    7. Cages
    8. Follow Me
    9. Never Again
    10. The Surge

     Voivod Announce Split 7" EP.

    Voivod.Thursday 18th August 2016
    While work is underway for a new VOIVOD studio album expected for 2017, the band is now ready to announce a next Split 7” EP release, following up the most recent ones together with labelmates At The Gates and Napalm Death.

    In the light of the next European tour pairing, this time VOIVOD are teaming up with label mates Entombed A.D. for a limited edition Split 7” EP, featuring their track “Fall” off the “Post Society - EP”, which is so far unreleased on vinyl. The release will happen with the start of the tour on October 28th, so watch out for further details soon.

    Entombed A.D., VOIVOD, Lord Dying - "Dead Dawn” European Tour 2016:
    26.10.2016 Leipzig (Germany) - Taubchenthal
    27.10.2016 Berlin (Germany) - White Trash Ballroom
    28.10.2016 Wroclaw (Poland) - Alibi Club
    29.10.2016 Warsaw (Poland) - Progesja
    30.10.2016 Prague (Czech Republic) - Storm Club *
    31.10.2016 Vienna (Austria) - Arena
    01.11.2016 Budapest (Hungary) - Barba Negra
    02.11.2016 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar
    03.11.2016 Borgo Priolo (Italy) - Dagda Club
    04.11.2016 München (Germany) - Backstage
    05.11.2016 Dortmund (Germany) - FZW / Leafmeal Festival *
    06.11.2016 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - Patronaat
    08.11.2016 Madrid (Spain) - Chango
    09.11.2016 Barcelona (Spain) - Bikini
    10.11.2016 Albi (France) - Athanor
    11.11.2016 Saint Nazaire (France) - Le VIP 
    12.11.2016 Paris (France) - Petit Bain
    13.11.2016 Bristol (UK) - Fleece
    15.11.2016 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge
    16.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) - Audio 
    17.11.2016 London (UK) - The Underworld

    19.11.2016 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje
    20.11.2016 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013
    21.11.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle 
    22.11.2016 Aarhus (Denmark) - Voxhall
    23.11.2016 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio
    25.11.2016 Stuttgart (Germany) - Club Cann
    26.11.2016 Kassel (Germany) - K19
    27.11.2016 Bremen (Germany) - Aladin
     

     A Day To Remember Release Video For 'Bullfight'.

    A Day To Remember.Thursday 18th August 2016
    A Day To Remember have launched a brand new video for their track "Bullfight"!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm5Nevsj1CE

    Fans can get "Bullfight," "Bad Vibrations" and "Paranoia" as instant downloads by clicking smarturl.it/badvibrations to pre-order BAD VIBRATIONS on iTunes. Pre-order bundles are also available on the band's official site or at smarturl.it/adtr-preorder.

    Now set for a September 2nd release on the band's own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, BAD VIBRATIONS was produced by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed by Grammy winner Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Slayer). The album is the band's first since 2013's Common Courtesy.

    The quintet, who recently headlined both the 2016 Kerrang! Awards and Alternative Press Music Awards, are currently on the road in the US with Blink-182 for a summer tour of arenas and sheds that kicked off in San Diego, CA. In January and February 2017 they'll head to Europe and for a string of headline shows. Please see below for the full list of dates, and the pre-sale/on sale details.
     
    22-Jan-2017 - Cardiff - Cardiff International Arena – UK - TICKETS
    23-Jan-2017 - Glasgow - The SSE Hydro - UK - TICKETS
    25-Jan-2017 - Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena - UK- TICKETS
    27-Jan-2017 - London - The SSE Arena Wembley - UK- TICKETS
    28-Jan-2017 - Leeds - Leeds Arena - UK- TICKETS
    30-Jan-2017 - Oberhausen - Turbinen Halle - Germany - TICKETS
    31-Jan-2017 - Leipzig - Haus Auensee - Germany - TICKETS
    01-Feb-2017 - Cologne - Palladium - Germany - TICKETS
    03-Feb-2017 - Hamburg - Sporthalle - Germany - TICKETS
    04-Feb-2017 - Berlin - Columbiahalle - Germany - TICKETS
    05-Feb-2017 - Vienna - Gasometer - Austria- TICKETS
    07-Feb-2017 - Milan - Alcatraz - Italy - TICKETS
    08-Feb-2017 - Zurich - Volkshaus – Switzerland - TICKETS
    10-Feb-2017 - Offenbach - Stadthalle Offenbach - Germany - TICKETS
    11-Feb-2017 - Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle – Germany - TICKETS
    12-Feb-2017 - Paris - Le Trianon – France - TICKETS
    14-Feb-2017 - Brussels - AB – Belgium - TICKETS
    15-Feb-2017 - Tilburg - 013 - The Netherlands – TICKETS

     Lower Than Atlantis Release New Track 'Work For It'.

    Lower Than Atlantis.Thursday 18th August 2016
    LOWER THAN ATLANTIS last night debuted brand new track 'Work For It' with BBC Radio 1's the Annie Mac show as her 'Hottest Record In The World'.  You can listen to the track on Radio 1 playback HERE, or on Spotify & iTunes. 

    'Work For It' is taken off the forthcoming new album, due for release in early 2017 & follows on from the bands most successful album to date 'Lower Than Atlantis' released in Autumn 2014 which saw them sell over double their previous record sales in the UK, have 5 BBC Radio 1 playlisted singles with over 750 plays combined as well as numerous sold out tours.  

    The band will be returning to this years Reading and Leeds Festivals on the main stage, as well as playing a warm up show in Oxford with support from Milk Teeth. As well as having some special live announcements in the pipeline.

    You can see Lower Than Atlantis live at the following dates:
    Wed 24th August- Oxford, Academy 2
    Fri 26th August - Reading Festival
    Sat 27th August- Leeds Festival

     Caliban Announce UK Tour With Suicide Silence.

    Caliban.Thursday 18th August 2016
    In support of their latest album 'Gravity' which came out earlier this year via Century Media Records, German Powerhouse CALIBAN haven joined forces with the mighty SUICIDE SILENCE to embark on a full European tour this November/December.

    CALIBAN & Suicide Silence
    24.11.2016 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy
    25.11.2016 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
    26.11.2016 (UK) Birmingham - Institute 2
    27.11.2016 (UK) Bristol - Marble Factory
    28.11.2016 (UK) Southampton - Engine Rooms
    29.11.2016 (UK) London - KoKo

    01.12.2016 (FR) Paris - Fleche d’Or 
    02.12.2016 (FR) Toulouse - Connexion Cafe 
    03.12.2016 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
    04.12.2016 (ES) Madrid - Sala Chango
    06.12.2016 (CH) Aarau -  Kiff
    07.12.2016 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
    08.12.2016 (AT) Vienna - Arena
    09.12.2016  (CZ) Prague - Rock Cafe
    10.12.2016 (DE) Dresden - Reithalle
    11.12.2016 (PL) Wroclaw - Alibi Club
    13.12.2016 (DE) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
    14.12.2016 (BE) Antwerp - Trix
    15.12.2016 (NL) Eindhoven - Dynamo
    16.12.2016 (DE) Hamburg - Markthalle
    17.12.2016 (DE) Münster - Skaters Palace
    18.12.2016 (DE) Karlsruhe - Knockdown Festival
    20.12.2016 (DE) Hannover - Musikcentrum
    21.12.2016 (DE) Cologne - Live Music Hall
    22.12.2016 (DE) Berlin - C-Theater

    Check out the following songs from 'Gravity':
    'Paralyzed': https://youtu.be/xk6zL8597dw
    'Mein schwarzes Herz': https://youtu.be/NqF1fceTm5U

     The Lounge Kittens Release Video For Alice Coopers 'Poison'.

    The Lounge Kittens.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Hot on the heels of their massively successful debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – where THE LOUNGE KITTENS hosted eight instalments of their EVERYBODY HATES THE LOUNGE KITTENS show – the girls continue their relentless onslaught of monthly video releases. This time they’ve unveiled the opening track from debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’, and it comes in the form of Alice Cooper classic ‘Poison’.

    “This was the first song we ever arranged as a groupJen (the Red one) tells us. “It was always going to be the first track on the album because it’s such an important part of the TLK story. It’s become a firm favourite with fans and a stalwart of our live shows so it feels great to have been able to give it its proper attention in the recording studio.”

    “And Alice Cooper seems to think it’s alright too” Timia (the Blue one) chimes in. “We got to meet Alice at Stone Free Festival and he is every bit the charming legend you expect him to be… and we managed not to pass out or puke up whilst talking to him so I’m guessing he feels the same way about us haha. It’s a massive honour to have the original artist hear our take on their songs and we’re still feeling a little overwhelmed by this one.”

    The video sees the girls up to their old tricks again with a dark, sexy homage to Mr Cooper’s original work, with lashings of TLK humour thrown in for good measure. “We worked with a new team for this video because we wanted to give it a really, really glamorous edge” Zan (the Pink one) says. “We shot it at the Murder Mile fetish studio, which was particularly hilarious on a hot summer’s day but Mel [Director Melanie Light] cracked the whip, so to speak, and managed to drag some seriously sultry shots out of each of us… and then gaffa taped us into straightjackets. Standard day’s work for TLK, really.”

    Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FerctrK7UHI

    As the girls navigate through their challenge of releasing new video material every month until the end of the year, next month sees the culmination of twelve month’s hard work as the album is finally released.

    But that doesn’t mean they’re letting themselves off the STOP-EVERYTHING-THE-KITTENS-ARE-DOING-SOMETHING-DAY hook so prepare yourselves for even more Kitten madness, when they embark on a headline tour of the UK.

    Catch them at the following shows in October 2016:
    Tue 11th    Southampton      Talking Heads
    Wed 12th    Guildford             Boileroom
    Thu 13th     Manchester         Deaf Institute
    Fri 14th       Leeds                  Key Club
    Sat 15th      Nottingham         Rock City Basement
    Wed 19th    Cardiff                 The Globe
    Thu 20th     Bristol                 Exchange
    Fri 21st        Birmingham         Sunflower Lounge
    Sat 22nd     Newcastle           Think Tank
    Sun 23rd     Edinburgh           Voodoo Rooms
    Wed 26th    Brighton              Prince Albert
    Thu 27th     London               100 Club

    'Sequins & C-Bombs' is released via Grweat Records on September 16th 2016

    Pre-order the album: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tlk-sequins-and-cbombs

    See TLK on tour in October: http://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-lounge-kittens

    Catch them with Status Quo & REO Speedwagon in December: http://www.axs.com/uk/artists/250537/status-quo-tickets

     Columbus Announce UK Tour With Roam.

    Roam.Thursday 18th August 2016
    The bitter with the sweet, the rain after the sunshine. Earnest Brisbane trio Columbus know what it is to love just as they know what it is to lose, and they lay themselves bare for the world to see on their charmingly evocative debut album, Spring Forever, set for release on August 26 via UNFD

    The band have just released their brand new single, 'Daffodil', two weeks ahead of the release of Spring Forever. Alex Moses (Vocals/Guitar) explains more about the track;

    "I wrote Daffodil a few months before recording, and it's one of my favourite tracks on the record. It's a song about not feeling worthy of someone's love and affection, and being a burden on those whom you're closest to."

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    Alongside this release, the band are thrilled to be confirmed on their first trip to the UK, with Roam on their October tour. Alex continues;

    "And we're super excited to be able to take our music overseas to the UK. We've never been to that part of the world, and we can't wait to have some tea, crumpets and warm beers with the lads in Roam, and Like Pacific" 
    Tour Dates:
    Mon 14 Nov 2016    UK     Nottingham     Basement
    Tue 15 Nov 2016    UK     Leeds     The Key Club
    Wed 16 Nov 2016    UK     Manchester    Sound Control
    Thu 17 Nov 2016    UK     Glasgow    Audio
    Fri 18 Nov 2016    UK     Newcastle     Think Tank
    Sat 19 Nov 2016    UK     Swansea    Sin City
    Sun 20 Nov 2016    UK     Birmingham     Courtyard
    Tue 22 Nov 2016    UK     Norwich     Epic Studios
    Wed 23 Nov 2016    UK     Bristol    Exchange
    Thu 24 Nov 2016    UK     London     Underworld
    Fri 25 Nov 2016    UK     Brighton     Patterns 
    Sat 26 Nov 2016    UK      Southampton    Joiners 


    Columbushave also released 'Raindrop' taken from Spring Forever; a song about love, relationships and how a single event can tear it all down, leaving nothing but fond memories, regrets and the realisation that nothing lasts forever.

     Roam Announce Headline Tour.

    Roam.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Having just returned from their first experience playing an epic summer-long of shows across the US on the Vans Warped Tour, ROAM are excited to announce their first full UK headline tour in over two years. The Eastbourne pop punk crew will be playing 15 shows across the UK and Ireland in November. Canadians Like Pacific and Columbus from Australia will be joining the band as support on all dates except Dublin, Galway and Belfast, where support will come from WSTR. There's a pre-sale exclusive at www.roam.uk.com on Thursday from 9am and tickets will be on general sale Friday at 9am.

    ROAM are also pleased to announce the addition of Miles Gill as a permanent member of the band behind the drumkit. Miles has become an integral part of the band over their past few tours and the time has come to make it official

    Since the release of debut album 'Backbone' via Hopeless Records at the start of 2016, ROAM have been busy playing across the globe. They most recently stormed Slam Dunk Festival and supported Against The Current across Europe. They've also supported State Champs and Simple Plan in the UK and Europe, played in Japan with The Wonder Years, were a part of the Kerrang! Tour 2016 with Sum 41 and completed a co-headline US tour with Handguns at the end of 2015.

    UK & Ireland Headline Tour:
    Nov
    14 – Nottingham Rock City Basement (except Columbus)
    15 – Leeds Key Club
    16 – Manchester Sound Control
    17 – Glasgow Audio
    18 – Newcastle Think Tank
    19 – Swansea Sin City (16+)
    20 – Birmingham Courtyard
    22 – Norwich Epic Studios
    23 – Bristol Exchange
    24 – London Underworld
    25 – Brighton Patterns
    26 – Southampton Joiners
    27 – Dublin Fibber Magees
    28 – Galway Rosin Dubh (18+)
    29 – Belfast Voodoo (18+)

    FURTHER UK SHOWS:
    25th August – The Ritz, Manchester (supporting Good Charlotte) – SOLD OUT
    26th August – Leeds Festival (Lock Up Stage)
    28th August – Reading Festival (Lock Up Stage)
    10th September – Butserfest, Petersfield
    25th September – Underground Festival, Gloucester

     Toseland Release New Single.

    Toseland.Thursday 18th August 2016
    The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.

    Toseland will release the new single "We'll Stop At Nothing" On July 29th.

    "Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January, with first single available as an instant grat download from then.

    Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.
    Toseland just released the new video "We'll Stop At Nothing", taken from the new album "Cradle The Rage".

    Video is available here https://youtu.be/xmJZ5QuHMgE

    Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016

    Weds 28th Sept                 Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill
    Thurs 29th Sept                 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    Fri 30th Sept                      Sheffield, Corporation
    Sat 1st Oct                         Edinburgh, Electric Circus
    Sun 2nd Oct                       Aberdeen, The Tunnels
    Tues 4th Oct                      Hull, Fruit
    Wed 5th Oct                       Chester, The Live Rooms
    Fri 7th Oct                          Northampton, The Roadmender
    Sat 8th Oct                         Nottingham, Rock City Basement
    Sun 9th Oct                        Bristol, The Fleece
    Tues 11th Oct                    Southampton, Engine Rooms
    Weds 12th  Oct                  London, Dingwalls
    Thurs 13th Oct                  Norwich, Waterfront
    Fri 14th Oct                       Tunbridge Wells, Forum

    Tickets are available now through www.seetickets.com and local box offices. Support TBC.

     The Sword Back With New Album 'Low Country'.

    The Sword.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Following 9 months of touring in support of the critically acclaimed album, "High Country", The Sword returned to the studio to experiment with a stripped down acoustic presentation of the "High Country" songs. The result, produced by bassist Bryan Richie and mixed by J. Robbins, is "Low Country" which will see a worldwide release on September 23rd.  The album features cover art by Richey Beckett. "High Country" debuted at #14 upon release in August 2015. The band hit the road immediately following the release doing an extensive tour of Europe and the UK, followed by two full American/Canadian tours and a tour of Australia. 

    To support "Low Country" the band will be heading out as direct support for the Opeth tour September 29th to October 26th.  Bracketing the Opeth tour will be 10 headline shows. The first leg, September 23-28 will feature Ruby the Hatchet as support.  The second leg, October 28th through November 1st will feature C Average as support. The complete dates for The Sword's "Low Country" tour are below.

    The Sword Low Country Tour Dates:

    September 22 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
    September 23 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
    September 24 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
    September 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground *
    September 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater *
    September 28 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *
    September 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^
    September 30 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore ^
    October 1 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall ^
    October 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues ^
    October 4 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis ^
    October 5 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall ^
    October 7 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore ^
    October 8 – Akron, OH – Good Year Theater at East End ^
    October 9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater ^
    October 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
    October 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom^
    October 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live ^
    October 14 – Austin, TX – Emo's ^
    October 15 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live! ^
    October 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl ^
    October 19 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee ^
    October 21 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades ^
    October 22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield ^
    October 24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater ^
    October 25 – Seattle, WA – The Moore ^
    October 26 – Vancouver, Canada – Orpheum ^
    October 28 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
    October 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
    October 30 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
    November 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad *


    ^ with Opeth
    * headline dates

     The LEvellers Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 'Levelling The Land'.

    The Levellers.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Brighton folk punk band Levellers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their timeless platinum-selling, second album Levelling The Land with a three-disc special edition package, which will be released on November 18th through their own label On The Fiddle Recordings.

    Following the release, the band will be embarking on a mammoth UK tour including a performance at London's Brixton Academy for the 15th time in their career. They will be playing the classic album in full as well as other hits from their 28-year career and will be supported by Ferocious Dog and Gaz Brookfield.

    The Levelling The Land special edition will be available as a 2CD & 1DVD set featuring the original album, plus a live version recorded at Brixton Academy and a DVD of that performance. There will also be a limited edition 2LP coloured vinyl set featuring the original album plus the live version.

    WATCH 'ONE WAY' LIVE AT BRIXTON HERE

    Levelling The Land was originally released in 1991 and features the hit singles 'One Way', '15 Years' and 'Far From Home' plus 'The Game', 'Liberty Song', 'Another Man's Cause', 'Riverflow', 'Boatman' and the incendiary 'Battle Of The Beanfield'.

    During that summer, Levelling The Land redefined the UK's musical landscape providing the soundtrack for a society fed up with the twin evils of Thatcherite politics, and the post-80's pre-grunge musical wasteland. Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers are still going strong after nearly 30 years in the game.

    Formed of Mark Chadwick, Jeremy "Jez" Cunningham, Charlie Heather, Jonathan "Jon" Sevink, Simon Friend and Matt Savage, Levellers run their own label and their own studio as well as their own festival, 'Beautiful Days'. They headline Beautiful Days 2016 this coming Sunday, other acts include Leftfield, James and Billy Bragg.

    Cherished and maligned in equal measure, they are one of Britain's finest musical exports as witnessed by the huge North American and Australian tours that precede this release and their victorious UK shows.

    AUGUST
    Sunday 21st                  Beautiful Days Festival

    SEPTEMBER
    Sunday 18th                 Hastings Pier

    NOVEMBER
    Wednesday 23rd          Cardiff TramShed – SOLD OUT
    Thursday 24th              Bristol O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
    Friday 25th                   Plymouth Pavilions
    Saturday 26th               Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
    Sunday 27th                 Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
    Tuesday 29th                Newcastle O2 Academy
    Wednesday 30th          Glasgow Barrowland

    DECEMBER
    Thursday 1st                 Leeds O2 Academy
    Friday 2nd                    Portsmouth Guildhall
    Saturday 3rd                 London O2 Academy Brixton
    Tuesday 6th                  Liverpool O2 Academy
    Wednesday 7th            Norwich UEA – SOLD OUT
    Thursday 8th                Lincoln Engine Shed
    Friday 9th                     Bournemouth O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
    Saturday 10th               Birmingham O2 Academy – SOLD OUT

    Tickets for Levellers 'Levelling The Land' 25th Anniversary tour are on sale now with all dates and links available at www.levellers.co.uk / http://gigst.rs/Levellers.

     Dead Letter Circus Announce New Single 'The Burning Number'.

    Dead Letter Circus.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Australian alt-rockers DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have released a video for new single ‘The Burning Number’, taken from the new album ‘Aesthesis’.  

    Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd6MdaZqUeI&feature=youtu.be

    "We got our Scorsese on during the Aesthesis tour throughout Australia and the US earlier in the year to try and document the incredible vibe at the shows.     When it came time for a clip for our new single 'The Burning Number',  it just felt right that it be this footage and include the faces of all the amazing people in the crowd who make this the experience it is for us."  – Kim Benzie

    The band will also be embarking on a European tour that will take in 5 shows across the UK and are excited to announce that Italian band The Shiver will be opening up the bill.

    “After touring the Aesthesis album through Australia, New Zealand and the US, we beyond pumped to finally be bringing our new album and tour to the UK in October.” says frontman Kim Benzie.

    Catch them at the following shows:

    14.10. UK London, The Dome
    15.10. UK Birmingham, Rainbow
    16.10. UK Glasgow, G2 @ The Garage
    17.10. UK Bristol, The Exchange
    18.10. UK Portsmouth, The Drift

     Testament Reveal 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Artwork.

    Testament.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming 12th album, ‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’, which will be released on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

    The expressional cover was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor who also created the artwork for TESTAMENT's last album, ‘The Dark Roots Of Earth’, and has also worked for bands such as HatebreedSoulfly and Kataklysm in the past.

    The album was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Heathen, Machine Head), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (Accept, Arch Enemy, Cradle Of Filth, Kreator, Machine Head, Megadeth).

    Peterson commented:
    "It's very diverse, but it's very epic. There's nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, we've found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something, for the nooks and crannies… not just your normal, 'Oh, it's got a thrash beat and a riff.' There's a lot going on here." 

    "It's different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played. Usually, we have one or two thrash songs, and then we have some mid-tempo, and then we have a slow, heavy one, and then up-tempo kind of stuff. Half of the new record is thrash, which we've never done before." 

    "It's kind of like ‘Demonic’ and ‘The Gathering’, but a little bit wiser. Chuck's not singing so death. I mean, he does some death stuff but he's singing more like he did on the last record and then with the craziness of ‘The Gathering’ or even heavy stuff like ‘Demonic’."

    Testament are planning to celebrate the release of ‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’ on their upcoming UK/Ireland tour with Amon Amarth and Grand Magus this autumn.
    Tour dates are as follows:
    (w. Amon Amarth & Grand Magus)
    31st October @ Manchester, Academy
    1st November @ Glasgow, O2 ABC
    2nd November – Dublin, Vicar Street
    4th November – London, Roundhouse
    5th November – Birmingham, O2 Academy

     Slaves Announce Massive UK Tour.

    Slaves.Thursday 18th August 2016
    On top of releasing their brand new album 'Take Control' on September 30th, Slaves will also be laying waste to venues across the country as they launch into a full UK tour in November.   

    The tour will take in all corners of the UK as the band stay true to their roots of bringing their gritty, primal take on rock music to the people, wherever they are. It'll also include two nights at London's legendary Shepherds Bush Empire to complete what is set to be one of the must see live experiences of the year.

    Slaves more than earned a reputation for themselves as one of the UK's fiercest live acts with their constant touring and festival appearances off the back of their debut album, 'Are you Satisfied?' 

    Isaac Holman (vocals, drums) and Laurie Vincent (guitar, vocals) have followed a spectacular 2015 by recording another hit album in waiting, at Jackson Browne's studio in Santa Monica, California. 'Take Control', was produced by one of the legends of early hip hop and New York punk, Mike D who, says Laurie, "Became like another member of our band – we can safely call him our friend, which is just surreal!"

    'Take Control' finds the young pair sharpening up their skills, both in songwriting and in execution and sounding heavier in places. Several tracks on the album were recorded on vintage equipment used by the Beastie Boys on their classic records, Including 'STD's PhD's', 'Angelica' and 'Consume Or Be Consumed'.

    Recorded back home in London, 'Steer Clear' was a collaboration with another hero, Baxter Dury, who lent his distinctive vocals to a duet with Isaac.

    Slaves first emerged in 2012, working their way up through the local toilet-venue circuit to become one of the success stories of 2015. The band's debut album 'Are You Satisfied?' smashed in to the UK top 10 and earned the band huge critical acclaim. Thanks to their charismatic mash-up of punky urgency and silly humour, they bagged Kerrang!'s Spirit Of Punk award and NME's Best Video award (for 'Cheer Up London'), while also securing nominations for the Mercury Music Prize, and for Best New Band at Q and NME.

    Along the way, they've won the hearts of The Streets' Mike Skinner, stolen the show on last year's NME tour, had Skepta join them on stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend and toured with Jamie T and Wolf Alice – the latter in America in March, after which Wolf Alice's drummer Joel Amey bunked off to California to play on new track 'People That You Meet'.

    Buzzing from their success, Isaac and Laurie weren't content to sit back and lap it all up. "If you stop making music, you stop being relevant," reasons Laurie, "so we just cracked on". Kicking off with 'Spit It Out', which Isaac describes as a "hard-rock banger", 'Take Control' will be released on 30 September.

    Tour dates (All shows 14 +)
    Thu 10 Nov 2016 – Bexhill - De La Warr Pavillion - UK
    Fri 11 Nov 2016 – Truro - Hall for Cornwall - UK
    Sun 13 Nov 2016 – Cardiff - University Great Hall - UK
    Mon 14 Nov 2016 – Cambridge - Corn Exchange - UK
    Tue 15 Nov 2016 – Leeds – O2 Academy - UK
    Thu 17 Nov 2016 – Newcastle – O2 Academy - UK
    Fri 18 Nov 2016  - Glasgow – Barrowland - UK
    Sat 19 Nov 2016 – Birmingham – O2 Academy - UK
    Mon 21 Nov 2016 – Bristol – O2 Academy - UK
    Tue 22 Nov 2016 – Leicester - O2 Academy - UK
    Wed 23 Nov 2016 – Nottingham - Rock City - UK
    Fri 25 Nov 2016 – Sheffield – O2 Academy - UK
    Sat 26 Nov 2016 – Manchester - Albert Hall - UK
    Tue 29 Nov 2016 – London - Shepherds Bush Empire - UK
    Wed 30 Nov 2016 – London - Shepherds Bush Empire - UK
    'Take Control' Tracklisting:

    1.    Spit It Out
    2.    Hypnotised
    3.    Consume Or Be Consumed (feat. Mike D)
    4.    Take Control
    5.    Mr Industry (Skit)
    6.    Rich Man
    7.    Play Dead
    8.    Lies
    9.    Fuck The Hi-Hat
    10.  Gary (Skit)
    11.  People That You Meet
    12.  Steer Clear (feat. Baxter Dury)
    13.  Cold Hard Floor
    14.  STD's PhD's
    15.  Angelica
    16.  Same Again

     The Menzingers Announce Four UK Shows.

    The Menzingers.Thursday 18th August 2016
    Philadelphian indie-punk band The Menzingers have shared a new song called 'Lookers'. This is the first new song for the band since their universally-admired 2014 release 'Rented World'. Additionally, The Menzingers are currently on tour with Bayside in the US and have a clutch of headline shows in the UK on the horizon in October. 
     
    Formed in Scranton, PA in 2006, The Menzingers have released four studio albums including 'A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology' (2007), 'Chamberlain Waits' (2010), 'On the Impossible Past' (2012), and 'Rented World' (2014).
     
    UK Tour Dates:
    Wed 12 Oct – Scala, London  (http://pinkmist.co.uk/)
    Thurs 13 Oct – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham  (http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/)
    Fri 14 Oct – Teviot Underground, Edinburgh (http://tickets-scotland.com/)
    Sat 15 Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (http://www.seetickets.com/)

     Delain Release New Single 'Fire With Fire'.

    Delian.Sunday 14th August 2016
    Finally the wait is over! 2016 means ten years of DELAIN – and therefore ten years of larger-than-life symphonic metal! The band's latest EP Lunar Prelude was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven`t we all been waiting for the main course?

    DELAIN fans have been clamoring to hear another new song from Moonbathers and today they are able to do just that.  The new single "Fire With Fire" is streaming exclusively via Loudwire. 
    Listen to it HERE!

    The lyric video for "The Glory And The Scum" can be viewed HERE.

    Moonbathers, mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, will satiate your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks and a solid dose of metal that the band is known for. It showcases DELAIN from both their most extravagant and sensitive sides as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen as well as a reappearance of Alissa White-Gluz as a special guest on opening track "Hands Of Gold".

    The full Moonbathers track listing read as follows:

    1. Hands Of Gold – Featuring Alissa White-Gluz
    2. The Glory and the Scum
    3. Suckerpunch
    4. The Hurricane
    5. Chrysalis - The Last Breath
    6. Fire With Fire
    7. Pendulum
    8. Danse Macabre
    9. Scandal
    10. Turn the Lights Out
    11. The Monarch

    Bonus CD
    12. Suckerpunch    - Live In The Netherlands
    13. Turn The Lights Out - Live In The Netherlands
    14. The Glory And The Scum - Live In The Netherlands
    15. Don't Let Go - Live In The Netherlands
    16. The Glory And The Scum - Orchestra
    17. Hands Of Gold - Orchestra

    Moonbathers will be released August 26th 2016 via Napalm Records!
    Pre-Orders are available HERE.

    To support their upcoming new album live, DELAIN will be heavily hitting the road in 2016.

    With ten years, touring the world with acts such as Sabaton, Nightwish or Within Temptation, two EP's and now their fifth full length album under their belt, 2016 will undoubtedly prove to be the biggest year for DELAIN so far!

    Catch the band and their energetic live shows here: 

    with Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS: 

    14.10.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
    15.10.2016 DE – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
    16.10.2016 DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
    17.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
    19.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbia-Theater
    20.10.2016 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
    21.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
    22.10.2016 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
    25.10.2016 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
    27.10.2016 AT – Vienna, Szene
    28.10.2016 DE – Munich, Backstage
    29.10.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
    30.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
    31.10.2016 FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
    02.11.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena
    03.11.2016 FR – Toulouse, Metronum
    04.11.2016 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
    05.11.2016 FR – Lille, Le Splendid
    06.11.2016 BE – Antwerp, Trix
    08.11.2016 UK  – Birmingham, Institute
    09.11.2016 SCO – Glasgow, The Classic Grand
    11.11.2016 IRE – Dublin, Button Factory
    12.11.2016 UK – Manchester, The Ritz
    13.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
    15.11.2016 UK – Norwich, Waterfront
    16.11.2016 UK – Southampton,  Engine Rooms
    17.11.2016 UK – Cardiff, Tramshed  

     Giraffe Tongue Release Music Video.

    Giraffe Tongue.Sunday 14th August 2016
    In just a few short weeks since the announcement of their debut album, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra have proven they are much more than a rock super-group. The musical virtuosos have unveiled two singles that were extremely well received by press, radio, and their rapidly growing fan base. With just over a month to the September 23rd release date of their BROKEN LINES record, GTO are sharing a striking visual for the project's punishing lead track, "Crucifixion."

    The video for the song, which Stereogum hailed as "grand, expansive, occasionally ferocious math-metal", will undoubtedly strike a nerve with viewers in light of recent events. With the help of director Oleg Rooz (http://olegrooz.com) the video makes a statement with its fast-cut clips of GTO's impassioned performance of "Crucifixion" interwoven with footage of historical events that transformed society. From political protests to Hitler and Fidel Castro speeches, war zones, riots, and more, the poetry in the visuals juxtaposed with the urgency of GTO's manic music and William DuVall's lyrics, "I swear by the light you tried to snuff out in my soul that I will one day see you hanging from the cross you built for me," elicit a profound emotional response. Watch the video premiere on VEVO here: https://GTO.lnk.to/CruVid
     
    Watch Giraffe Tongue Orchestra's stripped down performance of "Crucifixion" with Paste Magazine: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/giraffe-tongue-orchestra-crucifixion.html

    Giraffe Tongue Orchestra will make their live debut at Reading and Leeds in the UK and will play a number of dates in the US toward the end of 2016. Each member will be on tour with his 'other band' throughout the summer and fall – with Alice In Chains hitting the road alongside Guns 'N Roses and headlining in North America through October, Dillinger Escape Plan playing dates in August throughout the US, and Mastodon performing abroad this summer.

    The band has put together a PledgeMusic campaign to celebrate the launch of the album.  Limited edition items and experiences, including autographed signature series guitars and lyric sheets will be available for pledges. Visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gto to explore the possibilities.

    Pre-order "Broken Lines" now : https://GTO.lnk.to/BL

     This Wild Life To Release Album And Announce 25 Date Tour.

    This Wild Life.Thursday 11th August 2016
    Beloved Long Beach indie duo This Wild Life will release their new album 'Low Tides' on September 9th care of Epitaph. Today, Anthony del Grosso and Kevin Jordan share a new song 'Hit The Reset' in which the band explores strings, harmonies, and moody electronics even more. Listen to 'Hit The Reset' at thiswildlifeband.com now.

    'Low Tides' follows the release of This Wild Life's Epitaph debut, 'Clouded', which charted as the #1 Top New Artist, #1 Top Alternative New Artist, #49 Digital Album, and the #17 Independent Album at Billboard. Since forming in Long Beach, California in 2010, the duo has developed a dedicated audience with over 34 million album streams, 32 million YouTube views, 400k social media followers, and a multitude of shows for their fans worldwide.

    On September 14th in Los Angeles, This Wild Life begin their 25-city headline Low Tides Tour with supporting acts Have Mercy, Movements, and Many Rooms. This Wild Life kick off the European/UK leg of the tour on October 24th in Paris, France and wrap-up in Leeds, UK on November 19th. A full list of dates below. For information on ticket sales and pre-order information on 'Low Tides', visit thiswildlifeband.com.  

    THIS WILD LIFE UK TOUR DATES
    10/11 London, UK - St Pancras Old Church 
    11/11 London, UK - Boston Music Room 
    12/11 Southampton, UK - The Joiners
    13/11 Bristol, UK - The Exchange 
    15/11 Birmingham, UK - Asylum
    16/11 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
    17/11 Newcastle, UK - Think Tank 
    18/11 Manchester, UK - Sound Control 
    19/11 Leeds, UK - The Key Club 

     Amaranthe Reveal New Album 'Maximalism'.

    Amaranthe.Thursday 11th August 2016
    Amaranthe, the cutting edge outfit with the triple-lead-vocal attack, can now reveal the title, artwork & arrival date for their latest studio album – the follow-up to 2014’s breakthrough ‘Massive Addictive’ release…

    Titled ‘Maximalism’ and due out via Spinefarm Records on October 21st, this hyper-modern, metallic beast of a record is the band’s fourth since first joining forces back in 2008; produced once again by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Delain) and mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Apocalyptica, Dragonforce), it sees the Swedish / Danish sextet delivering 12 new tracks that fullylive up to the ‘bigger, bolder’ promise of the title.

    Refusing to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have consistently pursued the less travelled path, blending different sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach, and ‘Maximalism’ sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with greater skill and conviction than ever before.

    From the locomotive power of ‘Faster’ & ‘Fury’ through to the more measured drama of ‘Limitless’ &‘Endlessly’ (a solo tour-de-force for singer Elize Ryd), this is Amaranthe ramping up both the energy and the emotion, and generally pushing everything To The Max….

    Says lead guitarist, Olof Morck:-
    “‘Maximalism’ is our manifesto to the world! We are genuinely thrilled with the new material, definitely our most diverse collection to date; our trademark ‘bleeding edge’ modern metal remains intact, of course, but fused with an even broader range of genres than before… there’s everything here including stadium rock, innovative pop and danceable super-hits. Expect these tunes to enter your mind on a permanent basis!”

    The track-listing for ‘Maximalism’ is as follows:-
    01. Maximize
    02. Boomerang
    03. That Song
    04. 21
    05. On The Rocks
    06. Limitless
    07. Fury
    08. Faster
    09. Break Down And Cry
    10. Supersonic
    11. Fireball
    12. Endlessly

    In support of ‘Maximalism’, Amaranthe embark on a headline European tour in October / November, with Sonic Syndicate & Smash Into Pieces guesting on all shows.

    US & UK tour dates will be revealed shortly.

     Toseland To Head Out On Tour In September.

    Toseland.Thursday 11th August 2016
    The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.
     
    Toseland will release the new single "We'll Stop At Nothing" On July 29th.
     
    "Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January, with first single available as an instant grat download from then.
     
    Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.
     
    Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016
     
    Weds 28th Sept                 Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill
    Thurs 29th Sept                 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    Fri 30th Sept                      Sheffield, Corporation
    Sat 1st Oct                         Edinburgh, Electric Circus
    Sun 2nd Oct                       Aberdeen, The Tunnels
    Tues 4th Oct                      Hull, Fruit
    Wed 5th Oct                       Chester, The Live Rooms
    Fri 7th Oct                          Northampton, The Roadmender
    Sat 8th Oct                         Nottingham, Rock City Basement
    Sun 9th Oct                        Bristol, The Fleece
    Tues 11th Oct                    Southampton, Engine Rooms
    Weds 12th  Oct                  London, Dingwalls
    Thurs 13th Oct                  Norwich, Waterfront
    Fri 14th Oct                       Tunbridge Wells, Forum
     
    Tickets are available now through www.seetickets.com and local box offices. Support TBC.

     Barb Wire Dolls Announce UK Tour Dates.

    Barb Wire Dolls.Thursday 11th August 2016
    Barb Wire Dolls are pleased to announce a full European and UK tour this autumn.

    Recorded at Sonic Ranch (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, Gogol Bordello) and NRG (Motörhead, Foo Fighters, No Doubt) studios, Barb Wire Doll's sophomore album Desperate was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil) and mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana's Nevermind, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik, U2's Pop). The ten-song album contains gripping rock tracks, empowering anthems, and hard-edged thrashers, all performed with the classic punk rock energy the band has become internationally known for.

    Fronted by the whip-smart vocal and fashion icon Isis Queen (named after the Greek Goddess herself), Barb Wire Dolls intelligently weave sub-genres of punk, grunge, and metal, producing an urgent sound that is truly unique. The group's dynamic musicianship is blasted forth by former pro surfer & skateboarder Pyn Doll on lead guitar, Krash Doll on drums, Iriel Blaque on bass, and Remmington on rhythm guitar. In 2012, the band encamped themselves in Nirvana noise-guru Steve Albini's recording studio to produce their debut, Slit, over the span of just two days.

    Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, Barb Wire Dolls, sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Upon their arrival in California, Barb Wire Dolls immediately sold out the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, boasting a live show that is second to none.  The band has gone on to melt ears & hearts on 700 stages across 22 countries in just under five years  - consistently selling out club dates in America, the UK and Europe.

    Electrifying rock of this magnitude did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing.

    Apart from touring on their own name and playing main stages at major festivals around the world including Riot Fest (USA), Rebellion (UK), Mighty Sounds (CZ), Brincadeira (SP), Foud' Rock (FR), and Bochum Total (GER), Barb Wire Dolls have also co-headlined dates with the likes of GBH, Fear, Mike Watt, Sham 69, Discharge, Cockney Rejects, The Ataris, Murder Junkies, CJ Ramone, 999, Status Quo, Mushroomhead, and Candlebox, as well as playing direct tour support for Jello Biafra, NOFX, Descendents, Bouncing Souls, and Steel Panther.

    Desperate is being released world-wide this summer in conjunction with the band's debut performance at Germany's Wacken Open Air.
    The album release will be followed in autumn by a full European/UK tour. Full dates listed below.

    Out to smash all misconceptions about women in rock today, Barb Wire Dolls' cultural and musical immediacy is not to be missed.

    UK Tour
    Wed 12th Oct                        London, Camden Assembly
    Fri 14th Oct                             Leeds, Temple Of Boom
    Sat 15th Oct                            Edinburgh, Bannermans
    Sun 16th Oct                           Glasgow, Stereo
    Mon 17th Oct                         Liverpool, Krazyhouse
    Tue 18th Oct                           Birmingham, O2 Acedamy 3                         

     The Pretty Reckless Announce New Album 'Who You Selling For'.

    The Pretty Reckless.Wednesday 10th August 2016
    After topping the rock charts in 2014 and 2015, The Pretty Reckless returns with their extraordinary third studio album Who You Selling For, due October 21st on Virgin EMI. The new album is the band's anticipated third studio album and the follow up to Going To Hell, which spawned the biggest rock song of 2014 in "Heaven Knows" and a total of three #1 Mainstream and Active Rock hits. The first single from the new album, "Take Me Down," premiered worldwide July 15th on iHeart Radio and impacted at rock radio four shortly after. Listen to the new single HERE.

    Produced by longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala, Who You Selling For is an arresting collection of rock tunes that expand the band's sound to encompass soulful, bluesy undertones, written by front woman Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. This raucous 12-track collection puts Momsen's dark lyrics and raw, charismatic vocals on full display while the band delivers at full intensity with a level of musicianship that raises the bar.

    Formed in 2009, The Pretty Reckless released their debut album Light Me Up in 2010 scoring legions of fans worldwide, but it was their sophomore record Going to Hell that positioned the band to become the first new artist to breakout of rock in years, debuting in the Top 5 on Billboard's Top 200.  Achieving three #1 Rock hits - "Heaven Knows," "Fucked Up World" and "Follow Me Down"- was a feat that has not been accomplished by a female fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984, nearly a quarter of a century ago.

    Despite feeling the physical and emotional demands from their epic two-year run supporting Going to Hell, Momsen and Phillips jumped right into writing the songs for the new album. "We had so much we wanted to say, it was like shaking a can of soda on tour, and then when we started writing we cracked the seal," says Momsen. "The touring life is very isolating. You look at the world through a bus or airplane window. But music is the healing factor. It's the one thing that is grounding and a true companion through the forest. It saved us – again."

    With Who You Selling For the band continues to take bold steps forward, cementing their place at the forefront of rock. The deeply personal album features a diverse set of standout tracks, from the blistering hard rock of "Oh My God" to the classic southern rock of "Back to the River". Lead single "Take Me Down" features Taylor's distinctively smoky voice rolling over '60s – tinged rock guitar. Loudwire says, "'Take Me Down' features a bit of rasp and a soulful delivery from Momsen, while guitarist Ben Phillips gets a solid mid-song riffing showcase that raises the track to a new level.  Add in some backing organ playing and you've got a blistering new song from the band."

     Suicide Silence Announce UK Tour.

    Suicide Silence.Wednesday 10th August 2016
    Southern California's metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE have just announced a UK-wide November Tour. Frontman Eddie comments that the band can't wait to come back:
    England it has been too long!  Hold on to your butts cause we will be headbanging our way through your town!  Bring your A game cause we will be bringing ours.  The
    Main Support for all dates comes from European metal-core torchbearers Caliban
    Suicide Silence are expected to release a new album early next year via Nuclear Blast Entertainment 

    Tickets will be on sale from 11am BST this Friday 12th August.

    Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
    Thursday 24th November – Manchester – Club Academy
    http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/suicide-silence-tickets
    Friday 25th November – Glasgow – Garage
    http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Suicide-Silence-tickets/artist/1009888
    Saturday 26th November – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2
    http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/suicide-silence-tickets
    Sunday 27th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/suicide-silence-caliban/the-marble-factory/99384
    Monday 28th November - Southampton – Engine Rooms
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/suicide-silence-caliban/engine-rooms/993846
    Tuesday 29th November – London – KOKO
    http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/suicide-silence-tickets

     Big Jesus Announce UK And European Tour.

    Big Jesus.Wednesday 10th August 2016
    Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. "Singer/Bassist Spencer Ussery's voice sits somewhere between Billy Corgan and Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert," says VICE - "but he's more relaxed than either, happy to sit on top of the mix and drive it home rather than battle the concrete guitars around him." Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an "Artist to Watch," saying they "tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot."  The band have just released a new track from the album "Lock & Key" - check it out here:  https://youtu.be/G9qT03vNBkE

    The band had this to say about the track"  Lock & Key is a song that had been sitting in our demo bank for a while and collected some dust. Matt Hyde was insistent that we put it on the album and we made some really cool changes in pre production with him. When writing for it, we really just wanted to make a big atmospheric groove for people to nod their head to.

    The band's eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene. "We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and were greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music," explains Ussery. 'Oneiric' was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio). The first cut on the album, "SP," starts off energetically, with big guitars, a heavy beat and melodic vocals that give it an almost psychedelic feel. Album standout "Lock & Key" is reminiscent of some of the biggest hits in '90s alternative rock, with its soft beginning, fuzzy guitar tricks and bombastic, harmonious vocals.

    BIG JESUS believes their new album shows how their songcraft has matured. "After years of playing together, we've gotten to be quite effective in communicating our ideas to each other," Ussery explains. The band will tour throughout 2016, including several shows in Europe and the UK.  Catch them live at one of the following shows: * NEW FREE HEADLINE SHOWS ADDED

    August
    20th Cologne, Germany, Palladium (with Good Charlotte)
    21st Utrecht, Netherlands, Tivoli (with Good Charlotte)
    22nd Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (with Citizen)
    23rd Southampton, Joiners (with Citizen)
    24th Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar (with Citizen)
    25th London, Lexington (with Citizen)
    26th Nottingham, Red Room - Headline show - FREE ENTRY
    27th Birmingham, Institute (with Good Charlotte)
    29th Leeds, Brudenell Games Room - Headline show - FREE ENTRY
    31st Newcastle, Think Tank Social - Headline Show - FREE ENTRY

    Head over to www.noisetrade.com to download a 3 track album sampler featuring "Shards","Shrimp" and "Cold Fire" and then click here and Pre-order 'Oneiric'.

     Rebellion Festival Announces 2017 Dates.

    Rebellion Festival.Wednesday 10th August 2016
    Marking its 20th anniversary, and 40 years since the initial punk explosion in 1976, this past weekend saw Rebellion Festival celebrate its first totally sold-out year at full capacity, welcoming approximately 10,000 people into four days and seven stages-full of the very best in punk rock.

    A total 357 performances comprised of bands, acoustic sets, poets and speakers added up to a deafening sum of 52 hours 55 mins of music across the festival. Highlights include the Descendents headlining opening night with their only UK show of the year, hugely influential Manchester pre-punk band Slaughter & The Dogs performing with their original line-up, including a tribute to David Bowie, Dischord Records' Dag Nasty making their long-awaited UK festival debut, and paying their respects to The Ruts with a cover of 'Staring At The Rudeboys', who followed under their Ruts DC guise performing both stunning acoustic and electric sets. Peter Hook and The Light packed the Opera House stage to capacity with their Joy Division tribute, whilst sets from Cock Sparrer, FLAG, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Jello Biafra with his Guantanamo School Of Medicine, a very special closing performance from the Stiff Little Fingers, and so many more legendary acts all stunned.

    The organisers of Rebellion have little time to reflect on the success of 2016 as next year's event is already on sale and booking is underway. They have been overwhelmed by the response from both fans and bands alike with compliments about how amazing this year was, and realise this special anniversary will be hard to top. However, catching up with them they said "we already have some big names on our 'wish list' for 2017 and have no intention of slowing down. We want to take the things that worked this year and tweak and improve them to keep Rebellion as THE punk festival to go to. We're still a 100% family run, DIY festival so there's a lot of work ahead but it's what we do and seeing the smile on everyone's faces this year makes it all worthwhile".

    A limited number of 500 tickets for next years' event were on sale at the box office this past weekend and all have been sold. Now early bird tickets for Rebellion 2017 are available to pre-order online here for £145, with a pay-monthly offer also launching on September 1st, enabling fans to purchase their weekend ticket over instalments of £15 per month for a deposit of £18.

    Rebellion Festival will return to Blackpool Winter Gardens on August 3rd – 6th 2017. The first names announced for the 2017 line-up include: Sham 69, Zero Boys, Dirtbox Disco, The Creepshow, Sheer Terror, Last Resort, Fire Exit, Bollweevils, External Menace, Splodgenessabounds, Guitar Gangsters, Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions, Sidekick, Anger Flares and Anti Social (USA).

     Blood Youth Announce Tour With Zoax In Support.

    Blood Youth.Wednesday 10th August 2016
    Metal Punks Blood Youth are pleased to reveal a run of UK dates this Autumn. With support from special guests ZOAX, the shows will see the band play material from their most recent release, EP 'Closure', out now via Rude Records. Vocalist Kaya Tarsus states: "We're so stoked to announce the Closure headline tour. It's awesome to be playing some of our favourite cities and a few new places as well. It's been a while since we fully toured the UK - this time were swinging harder than ever, see you there!". Full dates are below, with tickets going on sale on Friday 12th August at 10am at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blood-youth-tickets.

    Despite not yet being 18 months old Blood Youth – Kaya squared off by guitarist Chris Pritchard, bassist Max Dawson and drummer Sam Hallett – have already made a hefty dent on the national scene, helped along by attention grabbing appearances at festivals such as Download, Slam Dunk, 2000 Trees, Camden Rocks, Y Not and Hevy Fest; alongside tours supporting the likes of Beartooth, Architects and Every Time I Die. The headline run will also be preceded by yet more festival dates at including: Macmillan Fest, Busterfest, Festivile and Underground Festival.

    The band's debut E.P 'Inside My Head' garnered rave reviews, crashing into end of year critical lists. A ferocious call to arms, Pritchard explains that it "expressed the issues Kaya has had for the past six years in a way he hadn't been able to show until the band started". Discussing their natural progression to the sophomore, he continues: "With Closure -  it's about what he once felt coming to an end. And for all of us this EP is literally closure for the personal anxiety we all felt while writing Inside My Head. The whole thing was a recovery process. Full circle." Poetic then, that the Closure tour will also mark the band taking their focus from the road and into the studio, as they work on their next release.

    Blood Youth Closure Tour Dates - 26th Sept: Manchester, Star & Garter | 27th Sept: Glasgow, The Garage Attic | 28th Sept: Newcastle, Cluny 2 | 29th Sept: Liverpool, Studio 2 | 30th Sept: Leeds, The Key Club | 2nd Oct: Norwich, Epic Studios | 3rd Oct: Bournemouth, The Anvil | 4th Oct: Guildford, Boileroom | 5th Oct: Tunbridge Wells, Forum | 6th Oct: London, Boston Music Room | 7th Oct: Birmingham, Asylum 2

     Lamb Of God Release Video For 'Embers'.

    Lamb Of God.Tuesday 9th August 2016
    Internationally-renowned metal band LAMB OF GOD released their latest Grammy-nominated album, 'VII: Sturm Und Drang' last Summer, earning the band their career-best chart positions around the world. The record includes the emotive anthem 'Embers', featuring guest vocals from Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. 

    The band have now revealed the official music video for the track via Vice/Noisey. The video is directed by Zev Deans, also known from directing videos for Ghost, Behemoth, Chelsea Wolfe, and others. 

    Watch the 'Embers' video and read some deeply personal words from Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton about the song at this link: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/lamb-of-god-embers-morton-essay

    Lamb Of God play the infamous Gwar B Q in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia later this month. 

     Equilibrium Release Video For 'Eternal Destination'.

    Equilibrium.Tuesday 9th August 2016
    German epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album. Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called ‘Armageddon’. The result is rather dark, while retaining the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

    Today, the band have released the official video for the brand new track ‘Eternal Destination’ via YouTube.
    Check it out here:
    https://youtu.be/kd4yoMRgmf8

    The band states:
    "The repertoire of Equilibrium is full of different songs; happy songs as well as dark songs. For us there are more colours than just black and white. We don't care about any genre boundaries, we just do what we feel like. ‘Eternal Destination’ is our first music video for one of our dark songs and we love the result, Grupa13 did an amazing job! There is also once again a guest appearance of Robse’s daughter. This video expresses exactly the emotions I've had when I wrote this song. We need the earth, but the earth doesn't need us..."

    Check also out the lyric videos:
    ‘Prey’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bCkQP_lq0w
    ‘Born To Be Epic’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYoB2Tj3LR8&feature=youtu.be

    Both songs are now available as an instant grat track when you pre-order ‘Armageddon’ digitally: http://bit.ly/EquilibriumDigital

    The Track-by-Track trailers can be seen here:
    Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmZ52nyblE&feature=youtu.be
    Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhEyAWpOHbA&feature=youtu.be

    ‘Armageddon’ track listing:
    01. Sehnsucht
    02. Erwachen
    03. Katharsis
    04. Heimat
    05. Born To Be Epic
    06. Zum Horizont
    07. Rise Again
    08. Prey
    09. Helden
    10. Koyaaniskatsi
    11. Eternal Destination
    The limited Digipak Edition includes a bonus CD with the instrumental version of the whole album.

    Pre-order the limited edition 2CD Digipack + exclusive wallet chain at Nuclearblaststore.co.uk:
    bit.ly/EquilibriumDigi
    Pre-order the Digital Album here:
    http://bit.ly/EquilibriumDigital
    This time, the album was recorded, mixed and produced by René himself and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Los Angeles). The cover artwork was again created by Skadi Rosehurst.

    ‘Armageddon’
    will be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

    You can see Equilibrium live in the UK at The Underworld, London on 3rd October.
    Tickets available here:
    3rd October @ The Underworld, London

     The Cadillac Three 'Bury Me In My Boots' Out Now.

    The Cadillac Three.Monday 8th August 2016
    THE CADILLAC THREE released their long-awaited new album Bury Me In My Boots on Friday (Aug 5th), which debuted at no. 8 in the Official Album Charts on the first day of sales and is currently sat at the top of the Country charts on both iTunes and Amazon.

    The Nashville trio who are known for their infectious Southern swagger have also released a number of live versions recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios. 'Graffiti' was the first track to be released with other tracks including 'White Lightning', 'The South', 'Runnin' Red Lights' and 'Peace Love & Dixie', all recorded at the historic North London studio.

    WATCH THE ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS HERE

    The current single 'Drunk Like You', an infusion of country and rock, and a testament to the band's well-known love of a hard-rockin' good time is currently sitting at number 1 on Planet Rock's airplay chart. The album also features their 2015 hit single 'White Lightning', which was playlisted at Radio 2.

    Comprised of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel), The Cadillac Three were named as 'Best New Band' in the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015.

    Rolling Stone claims, "Like Kings of Leon before them, they're poised for their first big break in the U.K. — where they've sold out every headlining show for nearly two years — before conquering their U.S. home turf."

    Having established a loyal following in the UK with multiple sold-out headline dates and their recent electrifying performance at Ramblin' Man Fair, The Cadillac Three will be returning to the UK for their Don't Forget The Whiskey headline tour later this year.

    Tickets are available now through Live Nation.

    DON'T FORGET THE WHISKEY TOUR - NOVEMBER 2016
    5TH – MANCHESTER, O2 RITZ
    6TH – LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE
    7TH – CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION
    9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
    10TH – BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY
    11TH – BRISTOL, O2 ACADEMY
    13TH – BELFAST, EMPIRE MUSIC HALL
    14TH – DUBLIN, WHELANS
    15TH – BERLIN, FRANNZ CLUB
    16TH – COLOGNE, MTC
    17TH – HAMBURG, NOCHTSPEICHER
    18TH – MUNICH, BACKSTAGE HALL
    20TH – AMSTERDAM, MELKWEG SUGARFACTORY
    22ND – MADRID, CHANGO CLUB

     The Dear Hunter Release Lyrics Video For 'The Revival'.

    The Dear Hunter.SMonday 8th August 2016
    The Dear Hunter have revealed their brand new track from their forthcoming album, Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional. The new track, “The Revival,” comes to fans by way of lyric video made by frontman and mastermind behind The Dear Hunter, Casey Crescenzo.

    Stream, grab, and share the lyric video for “The Revival” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozJHtuautU

    “The Revival is one of my personal favorites from Act V. For the most part, the additional instrumentation on both act IV and V comes from the wonderful Awesöme Orchestra - but on a few tracks, we enlisted the help of some stellar horns- this being one of them,” said Crescenzo.

    “It also features some incredible background work from two incredible women - my mother Judy Crescenzo, and my girlfriend Tivoli Breckenridge. All of these elements, combined with the band, helped craft a song with a vibe we hadn't really explored fully in the past - and I am so excited we get to share this track with everyone today. This is one of those songs I just can't wait to play live.”

    This is the second track released from the new album out September 9 on Rude Records. In a statement shared on their site in June, Crescenzo stated that this would be the final “rock” record of the Act series.
     
    Act V is available for pre-order now
    Physical: http://smarturl.it/TDH_webstore
    Digital: http://smarturl.it/TDH_ActV
    Fans that pre-order the album now will receive “The Revival” as an instant grat track. Fans will also be able to celebrate the Act series this fall when The Dear Hunter embark on “The Final Act Tour.” The tour will kick off on September 9 in Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge. The tour is making stops in major music markets like Seattle, Chicago, New York, Nashville, and LA before coming to an end at The Fillmore in San Francisco. This special show will feature accompaniment by Awesöme Orchestra, the 36-piece ensemble that performed on the recordings for both Act IV & V. Eisley and Gavin Castleton are supporting the tour. A complete list of tour dates is below and more information and tickets can be found at: TheDearHunter.com.

    THE FINAL ACT TOUR
    September 9 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
    September 10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
    September 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
    September 14 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
    September 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Hall
    September 20 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
    September 21 - Chicago, IL - Metro
    September 23 - Detroit, MI - Loving Touch
    September 24 - Cleveland, OH- Beachland Ballroom
    September 25 - Buffalo, NY - The Waiting Room
    September 27 - Providence, RI - The Met Café
    September 29 - Boston, MA - Paradise
    September 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
    October 1 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
    October 5 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
    October 7 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
    October 8 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
    October 9 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center
    October 12 - Orlando, FL - The Social
    October 14 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
    October 15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
    October 16 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
    October 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
    October 20 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
    October 21 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic
    October 22 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
    October 25 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
    October 28 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

    *tour is supported by Eisley and Gavin Castleton

     Blues Pills Album 'Lady In Gold' Out Now.

    Blues Pills.Tuesday 8th August 2016
    Up and coming multi-national rockers Blues Pills released their much anticipated album 'Lady in Gold' on Friday and the album is currently sitting at number #16 on the UK official mid-week chart.

    Last week the band released new single 'Little Boy Preacher'. Watch the lyric video by editor extraordinaire Tommy Antonini here: https://youtu.be/yPVW2QpgWuY

    The band  also recently released the official music video for the title track 'Lady In Gold'. The video was directed by Johan Bååth (AVATARIUM, DREGEN) who is best known for his work with cult director Jonas Åkerlund (THE ROLLING STONES, U2, MADONNA, OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA) and shot by well known BACKYARD BABIES drummer Peder Carlsson.
    Watch 'Lady In Gold' here:  https://youtu.be/W-1hn87q9_8

    Critics response to 'Lady In Gold'
     'Satan himself doesn't possess enough soul to match this' Kerrang!
    'A pure and free soul / blues explosion of an album' 8/10 Classic Rock
    'Lady in Gold is a masterpiece 10/10' Powerplay
    'Soulful Power' **** MOJO
    'Roistering blues rock' Q
    'Sabbath-like wall of sound' **** Shindig
    'Without sacrificing any of the band's musical thunder, Blues Pills have recorded a more cerebral and beautiful album than their first release' Fireworks
    'The husky yodel of Elin Larsson is back with us... she still delivers her possessed vocal' **** R2
    'Blues Pills have sidestepped their proto heavy metal beginnings and fully embraced the soul belted out by singer Elin Larsson... Two years after a stunning debut she's back with more gospel overtones, more gently-weeping solos from Sorriaux and more driving rhythms from Messrs Anderson and Kvarnström. We would love to see Blues Pills transcend the heavy metal ghetto and be massive pop stars' The Quietus
    'Elin Larsson's powerful, soulful vocals are shining front and centre.... (LiG) showcases Blues Pills as a band who, if given the chance, by the "mainstream masses" could conquer the world' Iron Fist
    with signed inserts – while stocks last):  http://bit.ly/RSBluesPills
    Limited Edition CD/DVD Digipack (Live in Berlin 2015) + Signed Insert 
    CD + Signed Insert 
    Black Gatefold Vinyl + Signed Insert 
    Limited Gatefold Gold Vinyl + Signed Insert

    Limited Edition formats exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK store:  http://bit.ly/ShopBluesPills
    Limited Edition Splatter, Bi-Coloured, Orange & Yellow vinyl + Signed Insert
    Limited Edition Box Set (incl. CD+DVD Digipak, Poster, Picture LP, 12" Photo card, and BLUES PILLS vinyl brush) + Signed Insert
    Limited Edition Box Set (incl. CD+DVD Digipak, Poster, Picture LP, 12" Photo card, BLUES PILLS vinyl brush, and Cover Art canvas) + Signed Insert

    Alternatively, order the album digitally: http://bit.ly/BluesPillsLIG
    Just as it's highly successful predecessor, 'Lady In Gold' was once again produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS). The cover art for Lady In Gold was created by Marijke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLES, CREAM).

    'Lady In Gold' tracklisting as follows:
    01. Lady In Gold
    02. Little Boy Preacher
    03. Burned Out
    04. I Felt A Change
    05. Gone So Long
    06. Bad Talkers
    07. You Gotta Try
    08. Won't Go Back
    09. Rejection
    10. Elements And Things

    'Lady In Gold' Tour 2016
    + KADAVAR
    + special guest
    01.11.2016 UK – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    02.11.2016 UK – Glasgow, Classic Grand
    04.11.2016 IR – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
    05.11.2016 UK – Manchester, Club Academy
    06.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
    08.11.2016 UK – Bristol, Marble Factory

     The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce New Album.

    BThe Dillinger Escape Plan.Saturday 6th August 2016
    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is readying what is to potentially be the final full-length album before an 'extended hiatus.'  DISSOCIATION, out October 14, 2016, is a product of the recent collaboration of the band's Party Smasher Inc. label with Cooking Vinyl and promises to be their most adventurous to date.

    The group – vocalist Greg Puciato, guitarist (and original member) Ben Weinman, bassist Liam Wilson, drummer Billy Rymer and guitarist Kevin Antreassian – will be playing a limited run of intimate shows throughout North America in August, bringing their intense live set to Reading and Leeds in the UK, then coming back to the US for a full-on live assault.

    The band tracked drums at Vudu Studio on Long Island. Guitars and Bass were recorded at Party Smasher Studio in NJ with producer, Steve Evetts. Half the vocals were recorded at Steve's studio in Long Beach and the others with Producer Josh Wilbur at his home studio. Then additional guitars and sound design was done in Weinman's own personal studio. The album was then mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity in Boston, MA.

    The premiere single, "Limerent Death" Weinman says "is one of my all-time favorite DEP songs. I feel that this song is one of the rare instances where all the members are feeling, and conveying, the same energy from start to end. A sharp focused dagger plowing its way through thick heavy walls."

    THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has been a juggernaut since their inception in 1997 making an indelible mark on the world of rock The band has put out five studio albums, rocked Late Night TV and have been winners of the Revolver Golden Gods' Best Underground Band, Kerrang!'s Inspiration Award and Spirit of Independence Award as well as a VH1 Most Influential Guitarist award.  Their sound is unlike that of any other band, but that has been the inspiration for many that have followed. The New York Times described it best when they said, "If you really want to know these songs — metal through the jazz-rock filter of Allan Holdsworth and Mahavishnu Orchestra — you have to listen repeatedly and concentrate. Increasingly it's a composer's music...a haywire, acrobatic combustion that occurs in almost every song."  
     
    DISSOCIATION TRACK LISTING
    "Limerent Death"
    "Symptom Of Terminal Illness"
    "Wanting Not So Much As To"
    "Fugue"
    "Low Feels Blvd"
    "Surrogate"
    "Honeysuckle"
    "Manufacturing Discontent"
    "Apologies Not Included"
    "Nothing To Forget"
    "Dissociation"

    Follow this link to view the 'Limerent Death' packshot video: https://TDEP.lnk.to/LDvid

    Pre-order the album here: https://TDEP.lnk.to/Dissociation

    Stay tuned for news on exclusive album merch and bundles!

     OF Mice And Men Stream New Track 'Real'.

    Of Mice And Men.Saturday 6th August 2016
    OF MICE & MEN are streaming new track 'Real' taken from upcoming album 'Cold World' release 9th September via Rise Records.

    You can listen to 'Real HERE
    About the song, bassist/vocalist Aaron Pauley says, "Even with all the advances in technology, it's all too easy to feel lost in 2016. It's easy to forget who you are. 'Real' is our response to that; our call to arms. If we take the time to remind ourselves what makes us real, no one can replace that."
     
    The band recently gave fans a sneak preview of COLD WORLD with the release of first track/video, "Pain." The song's video has already racked up more than 1.8 million YouTube views. Fans can get "Pain" and the newly released "Real"  as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order the album.
     
    COLD WORLD is set for a September 9th release on Rise Records.
    1. Game of War
    2. The Lie
    3. Real
    4. Like A Ghost
    5. Contagious
    6. -
    7. Pain
    8. The Hunger
    9. Relentless
    10. Down The Road
    11. +
    12. Away
    13. Transfigured
     
    OF MICE & MEN (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded COLD WORLD with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.
     
    Fans can catch the band performing "Pain" as part of their set on the current summer arena tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. The tour, which runs through till August 27th and will be followed by OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour.  Visit http://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events  for all dates).
     
    Over the course of the past few years, OF MICE & MEN have shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim, amassed over 20 million YouTube views, over 153 million spotify streams and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show.
    UK Tour dates are as follows

    30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
    1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
    3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
    4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
    5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
    7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
    8th October Pyramids, Portsmouth- Tickets
    9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
    11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
    12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
    13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
    15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
    16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
    17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
    19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
    20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
    21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
    23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
    24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
    25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets
     
    Tickets on sale now.

     Set It Off Unleash New Video.

    Set It Off.Saturday 6th August 2016
    Set It Off has released a brand new song from their upcoming new album Upside Down today! Fans can stream and watch the lyric video for “Life Afraid” here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/set-it-off/Life-Afraid-(Lyric-Video)/US3X51690009

    The band previously released the song and music video for “Something New” which was co-written with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. Watch the music video for “Something New” here.

    Upside Down will be released on October 7th, 2016 through Rude Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producers Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix), Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco) and Mike Green (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Cassadee Pope). It was chosen as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2016” by Alternative Press Magazine and is now available for pre-order by visiting http://setitoffband.com/.

    In a joint statement, the band says, "We are all extremely excited to be releasing our new record Upside Down, and for the world to finally hear what we’ve been working so hard on for the past year. We are anxious for fans to hear our new songs, as they are our most mature work to date. We had the opportunity to write with Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low who is both an inspiration and a friend to the band. We’ve challenged ourselves to break down genre walls – pulling influences from pop, hip-hop and R&B. Brace yourself – this is Set It Off"

    Upside Down Tracklisting
    1. Something New
    2. Uncontainable
    3. Life Afraid
    4. Upside Down
    5. Want        
    6. Diamond Girl       
    7. Tug Of War         
    8. Admit It                                        
    9. Hypnotized
    10. Never Know
    11. Crutch
    12. Me w/o Us
    Fans caught a taste of Upside Down earlier this year with the release of the new song and music video for “Uncontainable”, which is now available for purchase and streaming on digital accounts such as iTunes and Spotify. Those who pre-order Upside Down will receive “Life Afraid”, “Something New” and “Uncontainable” as instant grat tracks.

    Set It Off is performing main stage for the entire run of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Remaining dates can be found below and tickets are on sale now at http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/

    Set It Off – Upcoming Tour Dates
    2016 Vans Warped Tour

    Aug 05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
    Aug 06 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    Aug 07 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
    Aug 09 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Aug 11 Nampa, ID @ Ford Amphitheater
    Aug 12 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
    Aug 13 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center

     The Countdown To Bloodstock Is On.

    Bloodstock.Friday 5th August 2016
    There's less than a week to go before the heavy metal hoardes thunder on to Catton Park's hallowed turf for BLOODSTOCK 2016!  Have you got your tickets and are ready to go?  Here's a few last minute things you might want to bear in mind...

    Due to unforseen circumstances, unfortunately MYRATH will no longer be performing at BLOODSTOCK 2016.  Rip-snortin' Bristol lads BULL-RIFF STAMPEDE (www.facebook.com/bullriffstampedebandpage) are stepping up to the plate and slot into the last gap on Saturday's Sophie stage.  Watch the video for the title track of their Kerrang! KKKK-rated "exhilarating" new album, 'Enraging The Beast' at https://youtu.be/ZFXKCUoJ764.

    Looking for stage times to plan your weekend's viewing?  Download the BLOODSTOCK app today from the App Store or Google Play and get the up-to-date stage times for all bands and all stages.  You can also find stagetimes in the 'Forums' on the BLOODSTOCK website at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

    As in previous years, the TEENAGE CANCER TRUST will have a stall in the market, where you can join in with the popular 'T-Shirt Amnesty'.  Do your bit for charity and clear some drawer space by bringing your unwanted band t-shirts to donate or trade-in for an alternative.  Look out for their stand in the main arena.

    Love the Jägermeister?  Be on the lookout for the 'Jäger BOA', an exclusive Jäger-based cocktail created for BLOODSTOCK at the Jägermeister stage bar & in the Serpents Lair VIP bar.  A blend of Jägermeister with passion fruit syrup, sparkling grapefruit and garnished with a slice of blood orange, it's certainly a tasty one to try out.

    The Kraken Black Spiced Rum has also unleashed itself in the form of the UK's first alcoholic black ice cream.  The very metal Kraken I SCREAM van will be in residence within its own black picket fenced area, with oversized black deck chairs for metal fans to kick-back and enjoy the blackest ice-cream available.  No kids allowed for this devilish treat, it's adults only.  The Kraken I SCREAM van will also double up as a bar and serve cocktails including their popular classic, 'Perfect Storm'.

    What started as a Facebook joke between friends has snowballed into a real 'thing'!  On Thursday night's party night on the Sophie stage, BEHOLDER frontman and BLOODSTOCK's 'Metal 2 The Masses' head honcho, Simon Hall will be doing a 'forward roll' on stage to raise funds for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  Chuck in a quid for a good cause and get clued up on the 'joke' here - https://goo.gl/rbpqUU.

    Got your tent ready?!  This year, our campsite partner is Miss Daisy's Camping Store.  If you don't want to tow a ton of camping gear to site, order online and collect your stuff from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite. Place your order or just see what's available via their 'click & collect' service here - http://www.missdaisyscampingstore.co.uk/.

    Want to check out the 2016 merch range?  BLOODSTOCK's online 'click & collect' service allows you to pre-order your favourites for on site collection.  Festival attendees can snap up their choice of t-shirt or grab the 2016 beer mug or hip flask without fear of their size or design being already sold out on site.  Simply pre-order at https://bmerch.com/store/bloodstock/collect-on-site and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for.  Maybe you want that BOA hoodie for when the sun goes down, so just collect it from the merch stall then to save a trip back to your tent!

    Getting the train to BLOODSTOCK?  Don't forget to pre-book Big Green Coach's shuttle bus from Lichfield City rail station to site and save yourself a wad of cash.  Return tickets are priced at £10, one way at £8 (it costs more to pay on the day) and available from  http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.  If you're driving to the festival, GoCarShare is a popular option to grab a ride from someone near you or fill a space in your car and earn petrol money.  Participating could even win you a pair of tickets for 2017!  For full details and to post up a car space/look for a car ride from your town, visit: http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.   

    If you didn't buy tickets already, you can buy on the day at the gate or pre-order for collection via the credit card hotline - 0871 230 5584.  Day tickets will be priced at £65 on the day, standard weekend with camping are £150 and car parking is a flat rate of £20.  You can also buy BLOODSTOCK 2017 tickets at special early bird prices on site, so come armed with your credit card and get ahead of the game for next year at a discount price!  Weekend tickets will cost just £120.

    Our three headliners for 2016 are TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX.  Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many more.  

    BLOODSTOCK is held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK's official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

     Natives Announce London Gig.

    Natives.Friday 5th August 2016
    Natives have announced a special one-off London show at Cargo, Shoreditch on August 17th in association with 1883 Magazine and Radio X.

    The show will be the first chance for fans to get a taste of new music from the New Forest tribal pop quartet's upcoming second album. Mono Club, Mowbeck and Lola Cove will join Natives in support.

    The show follows the recent release of 'Stop The Rain', the lead single from the band's upcoming album, which will be released via LAB / The Santi Collective. Its accompanying video has clocked up well over 100K plays and is filmed in a variety of beautiful settings in Morocco.

    It captures Natives' recent trip to the country, an experience that proved hugely influential on the band's new album, full details of which will be announced soon.

    WATCH 'STOP THE RAIN' HERE

    'Stop The Rain' sees Natives delivering an irresistible new pop sensibility with an enthralling and life-affirming message, and is the second installment – following the release of 'Chasing Lions' in March - of what's to come from the collective's forthcoming 20-track concept album. An ambitious and remarkable record, it will be accompanied by a novel, furthering the story around which the album has been constructed.

    Following their appearance at Cargo, Natives will be heading out on tour with Brooklyn indie-rock collective MOTHXR in support of their September UK tour. The eight-date run will kick off at Manchester's Sound Control on September 3rd, call at London's Dingwalls on September 8th and finish at Brighton's The Green Door Store on September 10th. Full tour dates can be found below.

    APPEARING AS SPECIAL HEADLINE GUESTS

    Aug 17            London – Cargo (in association with Radio X & 1883)

    UK tour dates supporting MOTHXR

    Sep 03            Manchester - Sound Control
    Sep 04            Leeds - Brudenell Games Room  
    Sep 05            Glasgow - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
    Sep 06            Nottingham - The Bodega
    Sep 07            Bristol - Exchange
    Sep 08            London - Dingwalls
    Sep 09            Southampton - Joiners
    Sep 10            Brighton - The Green Door Store

    Tickets for Cargo, Shoreditch are available through Ticket Web - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/243293

    Tickets for MOTHXR tour available through My Ticket - https://myticket.co.uk/artists/mothxr

     Buckcherry To Support Steel PAnther And Announce Headline Ireland Dates.

    Buckcherry.Thursday 4th August 2016
    Los Angeles' notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. The band will also release a deluxe  edition of their 2015 studio album "Rock 'N' Roll" via F-Bomb Records/Caroline.  2016 is a special year for the band – being the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed "15" album and the huge rock hit that was "Crazy Bitch".

    On their seventh studio album Rock 'n' Roll (released in 2015), the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]—staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact.  It's something that the boys have done since day one, but it's more necessary now than ever. October 2016 will see the band release a deluxe version with bonus tracks. Full Tracklisting for "Rock 'N' Roll" Deluxe is as follows

  • Bring It On Back
  • Tight Pants
  • Wish To Carry On
  • The Feeling Never Dies
  • Cradle
  • The Madness
  • Wood
  • Rain's Falling
  • Sex Appeal
  • Get With It
  • The Feeling Never Dies featuring Gretchen Wilson *bonus track
  • Gettin' Started * bonus track
  • Cannonball *bonus track
  • Beast Of Burden (The Rolling Stones) *bonus track
  • Mama Kin (Aerosmith) * bonus track


  • Rock 'n' roll is alive and thriving in 2016. Buckcherry have added fuel to the genre's fire for nearly two decades now. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including "Lit Up" off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as "Crazy Bitch" and "Sorry" from 2006's platinum 15. Along the way, they've shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others.

    Buckcherry are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. Dates are as follows

    Wednesday 12th October 2016      Limelight, Belfast UK (headline)
    Thursday 13th October 2016         Whelans, Dublin EIRE (headline)
    Saturday 15th October 2016          Wembley Arena, London UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Sunday 16th October 2016            Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Tuesday 18th October 2016          Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Wednesday 19th October 2016      Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK (support to Steel Panther)

    Headline shows go on sale on Friday 6th May 2016 at all usual outlets.

     Toseland For September/October UK Tour.

    Toseland.Thursday 4th August 2016
    The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.

    Toseland will release the new single "We'll Stop At Nothing" On July 29th.

    "Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January, with first single available as an instant grat download from then.

    Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.

    Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016

    Weds 28th Sept                 Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill
    Thurs 29th Sept                 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    Fri 30th Sept                      Sheffield, Corporation
    Sat 1st Oct                         Edinburgh, Electric Circus
    Sun 2nd Oct                       Aberdeen, The Tunnels
    Tues 4th Oct                      Hull, Fruit
    Wed 5th Oct                       Chester, The Live Rooms
    Fri 7th Oct                          Northampton, The Roadmender
    Sat 8th Oct                         Nottingham, Rock City Basement
    Sun 9th Oct                        Bristol, The Fleece
    Tues 11th Oct                    Southampton, Engine Rooms
    Weds 12th  Oct                  London, Dingwalls
    Thurs 13th Oct                  Norwich, Waterfront
    Fri 14th Oct                       Tunbridge Wells, Forum

    Tickets are available now through www.seetickets.com and local box offices. Support TBC.

     Attica Rage Announce UK Dates.

    Attica Rage.Thursday 4th August 2016
    Scottish heavy rock titans Attica Rage are set to release their eagerly-awaited new studio album "Warheads LTD" on 6th June 2016 worldwide on Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Jonny Parr in Attica Rage HQ throughout 2015, with drum tracking and final album mastering completed by longstanding Attica producer/mixer Roddymacaudio. 

    The striking cover art and sculpture was created and designed by Scottish artist Suzanne McAleer with photography by Russell McGovern. A collection of exclusive artworks are featured throughout the CD sleeve and booklet and will be used for single releases from the album. The special guest model crawling over the skull is Fraggles the Tarantula, courtesy of Fede Valls.

    "Warheads Ltd" is Attica Rage's fourth studio album containing 10 tracks and a total running time of 44 minutes. It is a diverse mix of catchy rock anthems, heavy metal riffs, epic ballads and even a bass solo instrumental track. Lyrically, the album addresses a wide variety of topics including the Scottish independence debate, the business & profits of war, Alzheimer's Disease and the pressures of modern life. Musically, Attica Rage continue to push boundaries and blur the lines between rock and metal with a liberal dose of punk, blues, Southern rock and orchestral scores thrown into the pot.

    A healthy appreciation of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society can be heard throughout, with the sneer, grit n' snarl of The Almighty and Motörhead. Iron Maiden, Metallica and Anthrax can be referenced too, but delve a little further into the album and there are nods to the Southern-rock roots of Blackfoot and the atmospheric blues of Gilmour's Pink Floyd. Attica Rage proudly wear their influences on their tattooed sleeves.

    "Warheads Ltd" is the first Attica Rage album to include bassist Matthew Ward who joined the band in May 2014 and has co-written 2 of the 10 tracks. The line-up is completed by founding members Richie Rage (drums) and his brother Jonny Parr (vocals & guitar) with Stevie Bell (guitar).

    Comments Jonny, "Our fans have been waiting long enough for a new Attica Rage album and they deserve something special. 'Warheads Ltd' is our strongest collection yet and we're really excited to finally deliver it to them. We spent a lot of time and effort on each stage of the album creation - from the song writing to the musicianship and performances; to the production & mixing (a huge challenge and learning curve for me personally), right through to the dark, film noir-esque artwork. 'Warheads Ltd' is 100% organically-produced Attica Rage and we guarantee it will have been worth the wait!"

    Lead track "Falling Down" will be released via Off Yer Rocka on Friday 6th May 2016 as a digital single with accompanying video and includes two live bonus tracks: Killer Carousel and a cover of Motörhead classic Overkill, in tribute to Lemmy who passed away at the end of last year.

    Attica Rage are already confirmed for festival in summer 2016, with a high-profile UK festival yet to be announced. The band then hit the road for a full headline tour across the UK and Ireland between September and November 2016, with European dates continuing in early 2017.

    Attica Rage 2016 Tour Dates
    14/08      BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, UK
    29/09      NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head of Steam
    30/09      WORKINGTON Carnegie Theatre
    01/10      MANCHESTER Rebellion
    15/10      LIVERPOOL The Krazyhouse
    21/10      DUBLIN On The Rox
    22/10      BELFAST Limelight2
    28/10      GLASGOW O2 ABC2
    03/11      LEICESTER Duffy's Bar
    04/11      CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
    05/11      LONDON Black Heart, Camden

    More dates still to be announced. For the latest tour & ticket links, visit the official Attica Rage website or track Attica Rage at Bandsintown.

    A decade intro their stride, Attica Rage show no signs of slowing down. Armed with new album Warheads Ltd, a revived drive and ambition along with dogged perseverance and the sheer passion, belief and confidence in the music they play, the Glasgow-based rockers are once again ready to stamp their mark on the heavy music world in 2016.

    Album Track-listing
    01             Beyond the 45
    02             Falling Down
    03             Warheads Ltd
    04             El Chupacabra
    05             All Summer Long
    06             Lost In Memory
    07             Into the Ether
    08             New World Decay
    09             Haunted (Prelude)
    10             Haunted

     All Hail The Yeti Announce UK Tour.

    All Hail The Yeti.Thursday 4th August 2016
    Cali sludgecore beasts ALL HAIL THE YETI have announced a string of UK dates this November with German dark rockers, Unzucht.

    Frontman Connor Garrity tells us "We are very excited to come back to the UK!  It's such and amazing place and the people are so receptive.  We have a great set lined up and can't wait to play some new songs for you!!  Hope to see our old friends and make some new ones as well."

    The UK dates rack up as follows:
    Wed 9th Nov - LONDON O2 Islington Academy
    Thu 10th Nov - BRISTOL The Exchange
    Fri 11th Nov - CARDIFF Fuel Rock Club
    Sat 12th Nov - CHELTENHAM 2 Pigs Rock Club
    Sun 13th Nov - EDINBURGH La Belle Angele
    Mon 14th Nov - DONCASTER Diamond Lounge
    Tue 15th Nov - OXFORD Wheatsheaf


    Tickets are available now at local box offices or at www.seetickets.com

    The Hollywood-based band released their second album, 'Screams From A Black Wilderness' earlier this year via minusHEAD Records.  Produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Soulfly), the album is based around spooky 'campfire' stories and presents a different tale with each song. You can grab it at iTunes and Amazon now.  Check out ALL HAIL THE YETI's video trilogy at the links below: 
    'Daughter of the Morning Star' (prequel to the 'Flames' story) - https://youtu.be/lQkukfh0NJc
    'Before The Flames' (Part 1, from 'Screams From a Black Wilderness' - https://youtu.be/Qn4NNmHHt74
    'After The Great Fire' (Part 2, from AHTY's 2012's self-titled album) - https://youtu.be/uyZr3HRU0aw

     Crystal Castles Announce Fourth Studio Album.

    Sabaton.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Crystal Castles have unveiled details of their fourth studio album Amnesty (I) alongside new single 'Char', which premiered last night (July 11th) as Annie Mac's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1.  The single is available to stream now and download when pre-ordering the album HERE.

    Following visual previews of new songs 'Femen' and 'Concrete', 'Char' is the first single to be unveiled from the forthcoming album, the follow up to 2012's critically acclaimed III. An electronic lullaby that is both hard-hitting and tender at the same time, with poignant vocals from Edith Frances, 'Char' is quintessential Crystal Castles at their best.

    Known for their chaotic live shows and visceral, melancholic homemade productions, Crystal Castles released a trilogy of critically acclaimed albums between 2008-2013. Their last album III was the Tumblr and Hype Machine album of the year for 2013, and NME's #4 album of the year. In 2015 they released the standalone tracks 'Frail' and 'Deicide', with new member Edith Frances.

    Across its 12 tracks, Amnesty (I) explores the sonic and atmospheric range that we have learned to expect from a Crystal Castles record. From gothic electronic paeans to distorted digital raves, from cinematic synth and noise crescendos to hip hop and trap infused synth pop, it is uniformly compelling, uncompromising and anchored in feeling.

    In support of the album, Crystal Castles have announced a run of European and US live dates. Having played only a small handful of shows in the past two years, the dates present an opportunity to experience new songs from the forthcoming album.

    Amnesty (I) is released on August 19th, 2016.

    Track listing
    1. Femen
    2. Fleece
    3. Char
    4. Enth
    5. Sadist
    6. Teach Her How To Hunt
    7. Chloroform
    8. Frail
    9. Concrete
    10. Ornament
    11. Kept
    12. Their Kindness Is Charade

     Steve 'N' Seagulls Share Video Of Iron Maidens 'Aces High' Cover .

    Steve N Seagulls.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Viral Internet sensation Steve'N'Seagulls have shared the video for their latest and greatest — their cover of Iron Maiden's classic "Aces High”. Throw your horns up and watch the clip here.

    "Sometimes, in order to make things happen, all you need is a bunch of crazy ideas, mash 'em together, and wait for the results," the band said about the video. "This is basically how we started with our first video from the upcoming album. We were lucky to get some enthusiastic, creative, and hard-working people around to get it done. You can imagine that mixing miniature aircrafts, cows, pyrotechnics, and belly dancers with the band doesn't necessarily come together naturally. But it did. And we're happy about it."
    S'N'S's second album Brothers in Farms is out September 9 via Spinefarm Records. 

    The song is available as an instant grat track for fans who pre-order the album here.

    S'N'S also revealed details of the new album here
    For the uninitiated, Finland's S'N'S shot to fame thanks to their bluegrass covers of metal classics, such as AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." Their unique take on beloved tracks garnered S'N'S fans, who cropped up all over the world, and their videos racked up millions of views.  
    September 21, 2015 was eventually christened Steve 'N' Seagulls Day for the entire state of Colorado, while the band also covered The Beastie Boys' hit "Sabotage" for The AV Club, toured the U.S., bringing their folk metal madrigrals to the masses, and appeared at the annual SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, last Spring.

    This time out, the brothers-in-farms tackle legendary tunes from Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, Megadeth, and more.

    BROTHERS IN FARMS TRACK LISTING:
    01. Aces High
    02. Sad But True
    03. Wishmaster
    04. It's A Long Way To The Top
    05. You Could Be Mine
    06. November Rain
    07. In Bloom
    08. Symphony Of Destruction
    09. Fill Up The Tank
    10. Burn
    11. The Pretender
    12. Self Esteem
    13. Out In The Fields
    14. Born To Be Wild

     Eqilibrium Announce New Bass Player.

    Equilibrium.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    German epic metal pioneers Equilibrium are very pleased to officially announce their new bass player Makki.

    The band states:  
    "This time, we decided to take our time to pick a new member. We could've come up with the idea to hire Makki as our new bass player much earlier, since he has been on the road with us as our tour manager for many years and has already toured the world on his own. He has always been a part of the family and now we are happy to welcome him on stage with us!"

    Makki himself added:
    "July 2004: After a show, I'm buying this CD named ‘Demo 2003’ from our opening act 'EQUILI...what?', to support that rising underground act... and BAM! Twelve years later I am standing on stage together with EQUILIBRIUM. I am very grateful for the long friendship with the EQUI-family and I can't wait for the upcoming adventures and shows together with the best fans in the world! See you on the next gig..."

    Makki will join Equilibrium on stage throughout their upcoming European festival run and autumn tour dates.

    Recently, the band released the lyric video for the brand new track ‘Born To Be Epic’ via YouTube. Check it out here.

    ‘Born To Be Epic’ is now available as an instant-grat track when you pre-order ‘Armageddon’ digitally: http://bit.ly/EquilibriumDigital

    The album Track-by-Track trailers can be seen here:
    Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmZ52nyblE&feature=youtu.be
    Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhEyAWpOHbA&feature=youtu.be

    The lyric video for brand new track ‘Prey’ is already on YouTube. Check it out here.

    ‘Armageddon’ track listing:
    01. Sehnsucht
    02. Erwachen
    03. Katharsis
    04. Heimat
    05. Born To Be Epic
    06. Zum Horizont
    07. Rise Again
    08. Prey
    09. Helden
    10. Koyaaniskatsi
    11. Eternal Destination
    The limited Digipak Edition includes a bonus CD with the instrumental version of the whole album.

    You can pre-order ‘Armageddon’ here:
    ‘Armageddon’ Limited Edition 2CD Digipack + Exclusive Wallet Chain
    ‘Armageddon’ Limited Edition Double CD
    ‘Armageddon’ Limited Edition 2LP Purple Vinyl
    ‘Armageddon’ Digital Album

    This time, the album was recorded, mixed and produced by René himself and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Los Angeles). The cover artwork was again created by Skadi Rosehurst.

    ‘Armageddon’ will be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

    You can see Equilibrium live in the UK at The Underworld, London on 3rd October.
    Tickets available here:
    3rd October @ The Underworld, London

     RavenEye Release New Video.

    Raven Eye.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    UK trio RavenEye are set to release their debut album - NOVA - worldwide on September 23rd via their new label, Frontiers Music Srl.

    They have just revealed a killer new video for 'Hero', which was premiered via Kerrang earlier this week.  You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS2zBIgwui0

    Speaking about the song, singer/guitarist Oli Brown says: "Hero, ironically, is inspired by the idea of complacency and how it can lull one into feeling bigger than who one really is and for all the wrong reasons. RavenEye is driven by the idea of pushing harder everyday, rather than taking a backseat to other people's efforts. Believing you're the hero – while others are left to pick up the pieces and fix the 'wreckage left behind'."

    Producer Warren Riker (Ms. Lauryn Hill​, Michael Jackson​, Down​, Anders Osborne​), brought on to help capture the band's true sonic identity on NOVA, and with songs filled with deep grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin​ and Soundgarden​, the critical acclaim for RavenEye has been just as loud.  Classic Rock Magazine​ commented that "they deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam​'s cable bills for twenty-five years" whilst Kerrang commended their "fuzz-tacular garage rock".

    Since forming in 2014, RavenEye​  has toured globally, supporting Slash, The Darkness​ and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival​ (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival​ (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF​ (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life​ (U.S.), and Aftershock Festival​ (U.S.). The band will also perform at Steelhouse Festival (Gwent) and Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) later this year. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.   Now with a new drummer in place – 21 year old Adam Breeze, the band are set to take 2016 by storm.

    When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown​, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck​, Buddy Guy​, Johnny Winter​ and Joe Satriani​, and been hailed by Mojo as "the hottest young pistol in British blues" and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today." RavenEye's live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

    Album is available for pre-order now: http://radi.al/NovaRavenEye; http://radi.al/NovaiTunes; http://radi.al/NovaAmazon

     Sabaton Set To Release new Album 'The Last Stand'.

    Sabaton.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON recently announced the release of their brand-new, 8th studio album, 'The Last Stand' available Aug 19th via Nuclear Blast

    The tracklisting of 'The Last Stand' is as follows:
    01. Sparta
    02. Last Dying Breath
    03. Blood Of Bannockburn
    04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
    05. The Lost Battalion
    06. Rorke's Drift
    07. The Last Stand
    08. Hill 3234
    09. Shiroyama
    10. Winged Hussars
    11. The Last Battle
    Bonus:
    12. Camouflage
    13. All Guns Blazing

    The Last Tour - Europe 2017
    w/ ACCEPT
    10.01.  IRL       Dublin - Vicar Street
    11.01.  UK       Glasgow - o2 Academy
    13.01.  UK       Manchester - o2 Apollo
    14.01.  UK       London - o2 Brixton Academy

     The Raven Age Announce Debut Album 'Darkness Will Rise'.

    Raven Age.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    The Raven Age announced their debut studio album Darkness Will Rise live on stage in Luxembourg last night on 'The Book Of Souls' World Tour with Iron Maiden. They have released a video of the unveiling, which included a live performance of 'Angel In Disgrace'.

    WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO HERE

    Darkness Will Risewill be released in December 2016 and can be pre-ordered with an exclusive free track 'Trapped Within The Shadows' (http://theravenage.org/).

    Having hit 36 countries over the past 6 months, The Raven Age will play the final show of their tour at Wacken Open Air festival on 4th August.

    More details and a specific release date will follow shortly.

    The band comments:
    "Everything we have done in the last 3 years has built up to this announcement... We're incredibly proud and we've been overwhelmed by the reactions we've received on this tour and can't wait to deliver this album to our fans around the world." George Harris, The Raven Age.

    Darkness Will Rise Track Listing
    1. Darkness Will Rise
    2. Promised Land
    3. Age Of The Raven
    4. The Death March
    5. Salem's Fate
    6. The Merciful One
    7. Eye Among The Blind
    8. Winds Of Change
    9. Trapped Within The Shadows
    10. My Revenge
    11. The Dying Embers Of Life
    12. Angel In Disgrace
    13. Behind The Mask

    Album Details:
    Mixed & Mastered by Matt Hyde
    Engineered by Matt Hyde, George Harris, Carl Johnston & Tony Newton.

     Blackfoot Back With New Album.

    Blackfoot.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Blackfoot, the Southern American rock band who were originally formed in 1970's by current lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlock, are back with a new line-up and will release Southern Native on Loud & Proud Records, August 5, 2016.  Over the last two years, Medlock wrote, performed on and produced Southern Native.

    Blackfoot has always been defined by their hard rock edge as evident on their most successful singles "Train, Train" and "Highway Song."   In 2012, under Medlock's sturdy guidance, he recruited a completely new ensemble. The Jacksonville, Florida-based foursome, including lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, guitarist/vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter and drummer Matt Anastasi, are carrying the torch for the next generation with their hard-driving sound.

    "This record is head to head old school meets new school, classic to new rock for a brand new generation!" says Medlock, "Turn it up loud!"

    "Rickey bridged the generations by having his grandfather Shorty Medlock play on those early Blackfoot records," said lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi "so having Rickey play slide and other guitar with us on this record bridges the modern gap. It's a full-circle kind of thing."  That forward-moving proof can be found deep within the music of Southern Native, from the proud heritage callbacks of the title track to the tasty slide-driven travelogue of "Take Me Home" to the harmonic ramrod-riffage twist on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's powerful "Ohio" (which includes quite a shrewd lyrical shout-out at the end).

    Blackfoot have toured extensively over the past few years re-igniting their fanbase while introducing the new Blackfoot music and its members to fans of other Southern rock artists such as Skynyrd.  Blackfoot will be touring all summer in support of Southern Native.

    Track Listing:
    1. Need My Ride
    2. Southern Native
    3. Everyman
    4. Call Of A Hero
    5. Take Me Home
    6. Whiskey Train
    7. Satisfied Man
    8. Ohio
    9. Love This Town
    10. Diablo Loves Guitar

    USA Tour Dates:
    June 15 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
    June 16 - Saint Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
    June 18 - Brooklyn, MI @ Jerry's Pub
    June 19 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center
    July 2 - Guntersville, AL @ Lake City Amusement Park
    July 8 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd)
    July 9 – Fremont, NE @ John C Fremont Days
    July 15 -  Mebane, NC @ Whiskey Sours
    July 16 - Greenville, SC @ Gottrocks
    July 21 – Salisbury, MD @ Headquarters Live
    July 22 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
    July 24 - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
    Aug 13 - Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo
    Aug 19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    Aug 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Cadillac Bar
    Aug 27 - Oxford, AL @ Rumble Motorcycle Rally
    Sept 7 - Tazewell, TN @ Smoke In The Valley
    Sept 17 - Bainbridge, GA @ Flint River Jam
    Sept 23 - Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace Theater
    Sept 24 - Kent Narrows, ND @ Island Bay Day

     The Depressions Sessions Out Next Week.

    The Depression Sessions.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    In December of 2015, three bands with three different stylistic approaches to aggressive music, but a common outlook on the world, came together to create a collective piece of work - The Depression Sessions. Those three bands were THY ART IS MURDERTHE ACACIA STRAIN and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY and on August 12th, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release the results of this experience both digitally and on limited edition vinyl.

    In regards to this achievement, the parties involved have released the following collective statement:

    "After months of heavy touring, a cold NJ background set the tone for a dark, honest, and moody record. We gave some nods to the bands we grew up listening to and took some new risks in our own songs.More importantly, this record is a statement of community. We live in a very competitive and selfish world, and this is proof it doesn't have to be like that. It's the friendships you make along the way, between the artists you share the stage with, that you'll take away with you long after the shows are over. Support your peers; the whole music scene will be better for it. Thank you for listening."

    Check out the lyric video for the first single "They Will Know Another" by THY ART IS MURDERhere.
    The song, as well as their cover of RAMMSTEIN's "Du Hast", are the last pieces of music the band recorded before the departure of vocalist of CJ McMahon
    The Depression Sessions was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney. All the bands tracked in December 2015 at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Cover art was created by Dan Bradley with a layout by Forefathers.

    The Depression Sessions track listing: 
    1. Thy Art Is Murder - They Will Know Another
    2. The Acacia Strain - Sensory Deprivation
    3. Fit For An Autopsy - Flatlining
    4. Thy Art Is Murder - Du Hast (RAMMSTEIN cover)
    5. The Acacia Strain - Black Hole Sun (SOUNDGARDEN cover)
    6. Fit For An Autopsy - The Perfect Drug (NINE INCH NAILS cover)

     Scorpian Child Announce UK Headline Tour.

    Scorpian Child.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Texan heavy psych rockers Scorpion Child are very pleased to announce a headline UK tour for this coming October/November alongside young Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based blues artist Jared James Nichols and British Rock n’ Rollers The Bad Flowers. The run will kick off at The Borderline, London – taking the five piece across eight UK cities before wrapping up at The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes.

    "It is our pleasure to announce a return to the United Kingdom. Now that ‘Acid Roulette’ is in play, we will have some real fun. We can't wait to see you all! Thank you for your support and spread the word” commented vehement vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black.
    Tickets for Scorpion Child’s shows will go on sale on Friday 5th August.

    Tickets will be available to purchase from here:
    www.myticket.co.uk
    www.seetickets.com

    30th Oct @ London, The Borderline
    1st Nov @ Chester, Live Rooms
    2nd Nov @ Manchester, Sound Control *
    3rd Nov @ Sheffield, Corporation
    4th Nov  @ Newcastle, Think Tank
    5th Nov @ Birmingham, Rainbow Courtyard
    6th Nov @ Norwich, Waterfront Studio
    7th Nov @ Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

    *without Jared James Nichols

     Municipal Waste Confirmed For 2017 Instalment Of The Persistance Tour.

    Municipal Waste.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Richmond Virginia’s speed metal punks Municipal Waste have today been confirmed for the 2017 instalment of the infamous Persistance Tour - which will bring the five piece to London venue The Forum on 29th January 2017 – as part of an 11 date European run. The tour will kick off on January 18th in Berlin, Germany - taking the band across 6 countries before wrapping up at the renowned north London venue. They will be playing alongside New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front, the ‘fathers of crossover thrash’ Suicidal Tendencies and Detriot metallic hardcore veterans Walls Of Jericho.
    More bands to be announced!

    You can purchase tickets for the London show here:
    29th January – London, The Forum

    Municipal Waste
    recently announced the addition of brand new member Nick Poulos to their ranks – playing second guitar!

    Guitarist Ryan Waste commented: "Nick joining the Waste is a big deal for us, we couldn’t just add anyone to the fold. It had to be a close friend, and he's one of our best buds in fact. It doesn’t hurt that he can play his ass off too! He gets our style and totally adds to it, making us an even heavier force to be reckoned with. We’re all having a blast working together, cooking up new tunes and pulling out some classic Waste cuts."

    Nick Poulos 
    added: "I couldn't be more thrilled about teaming up with the Waste! We're no strangers when it comes to making music together and when they asked me to join on second guitar, there was zero hesitation. The history of this band and watching the growth has not only made me proud but excited for the future.”

    Municipal Waste’s most recent release and fifth studio album, ‘The Fatal Feast’ was released in 2012 via Nuclear Blast.
    Their first record to feature contributions from invited guests; Steve Moore of Zombi penned the intro to the title track and the spacey ‘Waste In Space’, while John Connelly of Nuclear Assault’s vocals grace ‘Unholy Abductor’, and singer Tim Barry of Richmond punk legends Avail jumped in on ‘Standards And Practices’.

    More on Municipal Waste and ‘The Fatal Feast’:
    ‘The Fatal Feast’ official music video: https://youtu.be/GLY4Rpii7bM
    ‘You’re Cut Off’ official music video: https://youtu.be/rtOyqrNPzsY
    ‘Repossession’ official music video: https://youtu.be/keUNA3SPbdk

    You can order Municipal Waste's latest record, 'The Fatal Feast' here:
    'The Fatal Feast' Limited Edition CD
    Rising from the squalor of a cursed punk house for their live debut at a New Year’s Eve keg party welcoming in 2001, founding members Ryan Waste and Tony Foresta quickly embraced a DIY ethic to spread the word about their band and graduated to booking shows out-of-state and even in Mexico. After a self-titled EP and the 'Waste ‘Em All' debut album in 2003, bassist Phil 'LandPhil' Hall and drummer Dave Witte were ushered into the fold. This line-up went on to record three full-length albums for Earache Records (2005’s 'Hazardous Mutation', 2007’s 'The Art Of Partying', and 2009’s 'Massive Aggressive').  

    Dedicated to keeping the spirit of the 1980’s cross-over scene alive, it was with their uncontrollable mirth and succinct songs that lead Municipal Waste to reap the rewards of their hard work. By the time they signed with Nuclear Blast in 2011, they had proven themselves as die-hard road warriors who could tour and perform with bands outside their genre such as Suicidal Tendencies,The Casualties7 SecondsCircle JerksSick Of It AllGWARLamb Of GodChildren Of Bodom, and At The Gates and win over their crowds.

    Here they are 15 years later and their rabid fan base – which includes fans of metal, punk, and hardcore - continues to expand. The fact is, no one could argue against Municipal Waste's reputation as the ultimate feel-good party band.

     Clutch Release Video For 'A Quick Death In Texas'.

    Clutch.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Clutch have released their new video for the song "A Quick Death In Texas". The video was directed by David Brodsky / MyGoodEye (Papa Roach, In This Moment) and can be viewed at the following locations:

    Vevo: http://vevo.ly/APnYD0
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/6Sj76eCy6ag

    "The video for 'Quick Death In Texas' was a lot of fun to make" states front man Neil Fallon.  "Dave Brodsky and his crew did a great job and considering that the whole shoot was done in a single day is astonishing.  The cast at Wild West City are a great  group of folks.  In a world of monster corporate theme parks, Wild West City is a rare gem. I won't lie, I had a blast playing cowboy for a day, even if it meant getting repeatedly killed, sometimes by desperados, sometimes by trusted bandmates.   Originally, I was going to be drawn-and-quartered, but we didn't have the budget for four horses.  So we opted for a traditional one-horse-dragging. And Lucky, the painted roan, did a fine job of delivering justice."

    Clutch continues their Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016. The band will be playing festivals and headlining shows throughout Europe and the UK this month before returning to the US to headline tour dates in September/October with Zakk Sabbath and Kyng. In the UK, don't miss Clutch's Main Stage set at the Reading & Leeds Festivals over August bank holiday weekend (Reading - Sat 27th Aug, Leeds - Sun 28th Aug). 

    Psychic Warfare is the latest and eleventh studio effort from Clutch. The disc debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent, No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts, and landed in the UK national album chart at a career best No. 20. On Record Store Day this year Clutch released a limited edition numbered etched vinyl 12 inch that included two previously unreleased tracks from the Psychic Warfare sessions:  "Mad Sidewinder" and "Outland Special Clearance".Psychic Warfare was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die).   

     De Staat Announce October UK Tour.

    De Staat.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    De STAAT are pleased to announce a UK tour in October 2016. The tour supports their 2016 album "O", available now through Caroline. The band have recently supported Muse across Germany, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. The UK dates will be the bands first shows since a Barfly show in March that sold out two months in advance! Full UK dates are as follows:

    Tuesday 18th October 2016                   Louisiana, Bristol HEADLINE
    Wednesday 19th October 2016           Soup Kitchen, Manchester HEADLINE
    Thursday 20th Octoberr 2016              King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow HEADLINE
    Friday 21st October 2016                       Bodega, Nottingham HEADLINE
    Saturday 22nd October 2016                Oslo, London HEADLINE

    Support TBC. Tickets are available from all usual outlets at 9am GMT Friday 27th May 2016.

    In "O", the Dutch 5 piece DE STAAT present a unique musical soundscape – eclectic, energetic, irreverent alternative rock with added melody. Debut single and album opener "Peptalk" is the perfect introduction to their left of centre pop sensibilities backed with a heavy beat and a video that has to be seen. The album veers from the dark heavy groove of "Murder Death" to the Zappa-esque "Life Is A Game (Ladadi Ladadada)", from the wonderful synth heavy pop of "Systematic Lover" to big band groove of "Make The Call, Leave It All", from the fairground waltz of "Baby" to the gentle acoustic album closer "She's With Me". "O" is an album that twists and turns and constantly surprises.

    DE STAAT made their debut in 2009 with Wait for Evolution and in no time they played festivals such as Glastonbury, City to City, The Great Escape, SXSW, CMJ, Iceland Airwaves, Sziget and Lowlands. Wait for Evolution has won several awards. The second album Machinery appeared in 2011, and in both 2011 and in 2012 the band received the 3FM Award for Best Alternative Act, an award by the most important national alternative radio station.

    The band received a lot of attention for the stunning video for the track "Witch Doctor" from their last album. The track has been viewed over 2 million times with the UK in the Top 5 of the views. See the video here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ttGgIQpAUc

     Unearth Embark On European Tour.

    Unearth.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH will kick off a run of European shows this week, including festival appearances at Summer Breeze, Bloodstock and Brutal Assault!

    The band comments: “Europe! We are excited to be coming back this August to play the festival circuit. We are looking forward to the festivals and club dates!"

    You can watch a tour trailer here: https://youtu.be/2AwZKq18v4w

    The band further adds, “With Nick Pierce recovering from back surgery and still unable to tour, we've called on our long time friend and true musician/performer Jordan Mancino to tackle drum duties for all of our upcoming dates through August. Jordan is a force behind the kit and we are grateful he's available to help us continue the #watchingtheworldtour in Europe while Nick continues his road back to touring.”  

    Mancino adds, "I am stoked to have this honor filling in for my brother, Nick, while he recovers and heals from his surgery.   It's a daunting task to fill Nick's shoes and to play with the metal legacy that is UNEARTH.  I will do my best to support all that is the mosh that Unearth will bring!"

    Pierce had this to say about his temporary replacement: "My man Jordan Mancino of Wovenwar will be ripping the kit until I return later this year. Jordan is an incredibly tight drummer and hits hard as hell, I can't wait to see what he does for UNEARTH!"

    UNEARTH live:
    05.08.2016 Freiburg (Germany) – Crash
    06.08.2016 St. Maurice De Gourdans (France) – Sylak Open Air
    08.08.2016 Munich (Germany) – Backstage
    09.08.2016 Cologne (Germany) – MTC
    10.08.2016 Lokeren (Belgium) – Brakefest
    11.08.2016 Berlin (Germany) – Hellfire Festival
    12.08.2016 Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault
    13.08.2016 Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) – Into The Grave Festival
    14.08.2016 Walton-On-Trent (UK) – Bloodstock Festival
    16.08.2016 Weinheim (Germany) – Cafe Central
    17.08.2016 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Aegon Arena
    18.08.2016 Lindau (Germany) – Club Lauderville
    19.08.2016 Luzern (Switzerland) – Schüür
    20.08.2016 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze

     Sons Of Texas To Support Soil.

    Sons Of Texas.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Following the critically acclaimed release of their debut album "Baptized In the Rio Grande" in late 2015, Sons Of Texas have been added to the UK and European Soil tour across November 2016. The European dates take in Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, France before a full UK tour.

    A stunning collection of hard rock songs with driving rhythms and the unique and powerful vocals of Mark Morales, the album was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, All That Remains, Gojira). The band are set to release a single from the album, "September", around the tour.

    Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. The scene vibes "music for music's sake" with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n' roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all-stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar.

    Full UK dates (as part of a European tour) as follows

    Mon 07 Nov 2016                  Southampton, ENGLAND Engine Rooms / support to Soil
    Tue 08 Nov                               Brighton, ENGLAND Concorde / support to Soil
    2Wed 09 Nov                           Bristol, ENGLAND The Fleece / support to Soil
    Thu 10 Nov                               Reading, ENGLAND Sub 89 / support to Soil
    Fri 11 Nov                                 Plymouth, ENGLAND The Hub / support to Soil
    Sat 12 Nov                                Barnstaple, ENGLAND The Factory / support to Soil
    Sun 13 Nov                               Cardiff, WALES The Globe / support to Soil 
    Tue 15 Nov                               London, ENGLAND Islington Academy / support to Soil
    Wed 16 Nov                             Norwich, ENGLAND Waterfront / support to Soil
    Thu 17 Nov                               Manchester, ENGLAND Sound Control / support to Soil
    Fri 18 Nov                                 Sheffield, ENGLAND Corporation / support to Soil
    Sat 19 Nov                                Birmingham, ENGLAND O2 Institute 2 / support to Soil
    Sun 20 Nov                               Newcastle, ENGLAND Riverside / support to Soil
    Tue 22 Nov                               Glasgow, SCOTLAND Cathouse / support to Soil
    Wed 23 Nov                             Hull, ENGLANDThe Welly / support to Soil
    Thu 24 Nov                               York, ENGLAND Fibbers / support to Soil
    Fri 25 Nov                                 Chester, ENGLAND The Live Rooms / support to Soil
    Sat 26 Nov                                Milton Keynes, ENGLAND Crauford Arms / support to Soil


    Tickets available here - http://www.seetickets.com/search?q=soil&search=

     Black Aces To Release New Album 'Shot In The Dark'.

    Black Aces.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    If Australian rockers Black Aces know one thing, it's that rock n' roll is a like a good pair of jeans - when you put them on it feels so right, and a great set will last forever.

    Giving less of a nod than a sweaty "cheers" to the hard rocking 70s bands of Australia and beyond, Black Aces had been storming up and down the width and breadth of their homeland for over 5 years before releasing their debut record Shot In The Dark in early 2016. Loaded with anthems-in-waiting and a no bullshit delivery, Black Aces have beaten a path to rare ground on their debut record- a hard rock band that manages to both stomp and swing.

    Recorded under the watchful eye of producer and former Kids In The Kitchen member Craig Harnath (Airbourne, The Living End, Jim Keays, Dallas Crane, Franz Ferdinand), at St Kilda's renowned Hothouse Studios, Black Aces have delivered a debut album to be proud of. Shot In The Dark is ten tracks of pure Aussie rock'n'roll the way it's meant to be delivered. From the poppier lead single 'Girl Like You', to the four on the floor balls out energy of 'Back On The Chain', or the foreboding dark tones of closer 'The Walls', Shot In The Dark is an album in the truest sense, not a collection of individual tracks, but a selection of songs made for each other.

    The release culminates a year that saw the band whip around their homeland with abandon, sinking beers and pleasing ears with a live show that has seen them garner support slots from- and make fans out of- certified Aussie rock royalty including Cosmic Psychos, Dallas Crane, Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo) and The Casanovas, along with several thousand now hearing impaired punters.

    The album was picked up on import but September sees the release proper of Shot In The Dark in the UK. In light of the imports the band have added three exclusive "European Bonus Tracks" to the September release. September also sees the band return to the UK and Europe for three months of touring – details TBA. With a guitar in hand and a chip on their shoulder, this denim clad 4 piece is ready to take rock and roll to every person who've ever loved a good pair of jeans, one pub at a time.

    TRACK LIST
    1. Shot In The Dark                                 
    2. Girl Like You                        
    3. Back On The Chain           
    4. Sick As A Dog                     
    5. I'm Your Nightmare                            
    6. Let It Roll                                                
    7. Rough Touch                       
    8. Burnin' Up The Highway 
    9. (Take It To) The Wire      
    10. The Walls
    11. Girls Got Rhythm (European Bonus Track)
    12. Shake The Ace (European Bonus Track)
    13. Wanted Man (European Bonus Track)                         

    EUROPEAN/UK TOUR DATES
    Wed 21st Sep          Musick & Frieden, Berlin, DE
    Thu 22nd Sep           Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, DE
    Fri 23rd Sep              Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
    Sat 24th Sep             Fryhuset, Stockholm, SE
    Sun 25th Sep            Krosset, Oslo, NO
    Tue 27th Sep            KB, Malmo, SE
    Thu 29th Sep            Luxor, Cologne, DE
    Fri 30th Sep              De Helling, Utrecht, NL
    Mon 03rd Oct          Rock City Basement, Nottingham, UK
    Tue 04th Oct            Waterfront Studio, Norwich, UK
    Thu 06th Oct            Borderline, London, UK
    Fri 07th Oct               Diamond Lounge, Doncaster, UK
    Sat 08th Oct             Fuel Club, Cardiff, UK
    Sun 09th Oct            Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
    Mon 10th Oct          The Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
    Tue 11th Oct            Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
    Wed 12th Oct          The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK
    Tue 18th Oct            Backstage Club, Munich, DE
    Thu 20th Oct            Rockpalast, Bochum, DE

     White Lies Release New Video.

    White Lies.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    After three consecutive Top 5 albums, White Lies will be releasing their fourth album ‘Friends’ on October 7th. The first release under a new deal with BMG.

    With ‘Friends’, White Lies haven’t so much abandoned their trademark synth-rock sound as given it a spring clean by exploring new sounds. For many reasons, it felt like a fresh start.

    First single from the album is called ‘Take It Out On Me’. It’s available now and impacts on August 26th.

    White Lies have collaborated with award winning Mexican film director David Pablos to create their video for ‘Take It Out On Me’, the debut track from their new album ‘Friends’.
    David Pablos is at the vanguard of New Wave cinema in Latin America. His latest film ‘The Chosen Ones’, now hosted on Netflix, premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2015 and went on to win Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director at the Mexican Academy Awards 2016.
    The collaboration came about when White lies saw ‘The Chosen Ones’ on Netflix and tracked the director down via Facebook. ‘Take It Out On Me’ is the debut music video by the cult director. Says David Pablos of the video “I had wanted to make a music video for quite a long time. I told everyone I knew in Mexico, how much I was looking for this opportunity,but nothing happened… And suddenly, out of nowhere, I got a message from White Lies, inviting me to collaborate with them! How exciting this was! The music video for “Take It Out On Me” is a reinterpretation of traditional stories of saints, in modern day Tijuana, mixed with elements from the film “Theorem” by Pier Paolo Pasolini. A little bit of dark humor and that’s the final result!”

    Harry McVeigh who acts in the video says: "I spent four days in Mexico in Tijuana shooting the video with director David Pablos and his cast and crew; it was inspiring to work with such talented actors and with such a visionary and hard-working director. Seeing Tijuana from the perspective of the local people from all backgrounds and eating, drinking and exploring the vibrant and transient streets is an experience I’ll never forget. This video is a perfect love letter to Tijuana and it's people”.
    ‘Take it Out On Me’ started as an experiment in which Charles Cave aimed to write a chorus using just numbers.
    “Right up until we recorded the song it was called 89-1-3,” he says. “It was inspired by a lunatic on Instagram who kept commenting on a friend’s photos in pseudo Biblical verse. From his profile I discovered he lived in a remote cabin with a rough-looking dog. He posted weird videos in which he quoted random numbers. As a challenge, I turned them in to a song. The only problem was that it went so well everyone said it should be the first single, so I relented and gave the chorus real lyrics.”

    Friends’ was recorded in Bryan Ferry’s private studio in London’s Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.

    View video here: https://WL.lnk.to/TakeItOutVideo
    ‘Take It Out on Me’ impacts 26th August 2016
    Album ‘Friends’ Out 7th October 2016

     Bayside Release New Music Video.

    Bayside.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Bayside's Anthony Raneri and Nick Ghanbarian recently surprised fans when the pair offered fans an early listen to music from the band's seventh album, 'Vacancy' (Aug. 19, Hopeless Records). It wasn't just a sneak peak of the new songs, but a car ride that included coffee, shakes and apparently 15 minutes of air drumming as seen in the band's video for 'I've Been Dead All Day' http://smarturl.it/IveBeenDeadAllDay.

    The band has been consistently clever in their use of video and interaction with fans and other bands. In 2014, Raneri and drummer Chris Guglielmo produced "All Things Warped," a video series hosted by Raneri as he spoke with fellow Warped Tour performers while Guglielmo served as on site barber.  Bayside continue to share insights and tips from their 'Vacancy' recording sessions as well, sharing the second clip on the collection last week: https://youtu.be/Lkf5xrYQ0F4.

    Pre-orders for 'Vacancy' are available now (http://smarturl.it/Vacancy), with digital pre-orders offering an instant download of 'Enemy Lines,' 'Pretty Vacant' and 'I've Been Dead All Day.' Physical pre-orders, vinyl, cd as well as various merch bundles can be found here: http://smarturl.it/baysidepreorder/

    Bayside's North American tour kicks off on Aug. 11 in Ft. Lauderdale, with The Menzingers and Sorority Noise along as support for the five-week outing. Tickets are available now via www.baysidebayside.com.

    Tour dates:
    August 11  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution
    August 12  Orlando, FL  Hard Rock Live
    August 13  Atlanta, GA  Wrecking Ball Festival
    August 14  Charlotte, NC  Amos Southend
    August 15  Norfolk, VA  NorVa
    August 17  Baltimore, MD  Rams Head
    August 18  Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
    August 19  New York, NY  PlayStation Theater
    August 20  Sayreville, NJ  Starland Ballroom
    August 21  Boston, MA  House of Blues
    August 23  Pittsburgh, PA  Spirit Hall
    August 24  Cleveland, OH  Agora
    August 25  Toronto, ON  Opera House
    August 26  Detroit, MI  The Majestic
    August 27  Chicago, IL  350 Fest
    August 28  Minneapolis, MN  Mill City Nights
    August 30  Denver, CO  Gothic Theatre
    August 31  Salt Lake City, UT  The Complex
    September 2  Seattle, WA  The Showbox
    September 3  Portland, OR  Hawthorne Theatre
    September 4  San Francisco  Regency
    September 6  Santa Ana, CA  The Observatory
    September 7  Los Angeles, CA  Regent Theater
    September 8  San Diego, CA  The Observatory North Park
    September 9  Las Vegas, NV  Brooklyn Bowl
    September 10  Phoenix, AZ  The Pressroom
    September 11  Albuquerque, NM  The Sunshine Theater
    September 13  San Antonio, TX  Alamo City Music Hall
    September 14  Houston, TX  House of Blues
    September 15  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Live
    September 16  Lawrence, KS  Granada Theater
    September 17  St. Louis, MO  The Ready Room
    September 18  Nashville, TN  Exit/In

    Australian tour dates with Young Lions and Far Away Stables:
    November 3  Bunbury Wa, Australia  Prince of Wales
    November 4  Perth, Australia  Amplifier
    November 5  Adelaide Sa, Australia  Fowlers Live
    November 6  Melbourne, Australia  Corner Hotel
    November 9  Belconnen, Australia  The Basement
    November 10  Newcastle West, Australia  Cambridge Hotel
    November 11  Camperdown, Australia  Manning Bar
    November 12  Brisbane, Australia  The Brightside
    November 13  City of Gold Coast, Australia  Shark Bar

     Reading Festival Weekend Tickets Sold Out.

    Reading Festival.Tuesday 2nd August 20166

    With a month to go until the gates open for Reading and Leeds 2016, taking place from 26th – 28th August, all Weekend tickets for Reading Festival have completely sold out! Now only a limited amount of Friday and Sunday tickets for Reading Festival remain. Leeds Festival tickets are also still available. Festival fans are urged to buy their tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    Eager fans have snapped up tickets for a chance to catch career-defining headline sets from graduating Brits Foals and Disclosure, undisputed rock superstars Red Hot Chili Peppers, pop punk heroes Fall Out Boy and a triumphant return from Biffy Clyro alongside sets from over 200 additional amazing artists performing at what promises to be the biggest musical weekend of the summer.

    Those who’ve missed out on Reading Festival tickets can still catch the same amazing line up at Leeds Festival, with acts including Imagine Dragons, Chvrches, Jack Ü, A$AP Rocky, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club and in grime’s biggest year yet; the Reading and Leeds Main Stage debut of Boy Better Know at Bramham Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

    TICKET INFORMATION
     Weekend tickets - £205 + £8 booking fee - Reading SOLD OUT
     Day tickets - £59.50 + £7 booking fee - Reading Saturday SOLD OUT
     Early entry permits - £20 + no booking fee - Reading SOLD OUT
    Campervan permits - £75 + no booking fee
    Lockers - £16 + no booking fee
    Reading car park - £10 + no booking fee
    Tickets available at http://www.leedsfestival.com/tickets or http://www.readingfestival.com/tickets

     

     Bloodstock Open Air Announces RAM Gallery Details.

    Bloodstock Open Air.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    BLOODSTOCK HQ is at fever pitch with just 10 days to go 'til the gates swing open at Catton Park!  There are a last few things to announce before everyone packs their bags and heads to the UK's biggest and best heavy metal party!

    One of the things that sets BLOODSTOCK apart from other events is festival founder, Paul Raymond Gregory's on-site RAM Gallery.   This year, Paul has paid tribute to MOTORHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister with a stunning new portrait exhibited in a custom, hand-carved frame, as well as other choice installations from his world-renowned portfolio of work.  Regular RAM Gallery contributor and luthier Cynosure, creator of hand-made guitars as art, will be exhibiting two new instruments also inspired by Lemmy.  Other artists also exhibiting work are Orange County artist, Christian Sloan Hall, who has created work for the likes of AMON AMARTH and TESTAMENT, plus abstract artist and GOJIRA drummer, Mario Duplantier, who has contributed two original paintings.  Also expect to view featured art-focussed books from Lariyah Hayes (Darkadya: The Book of Art From Below) and Ramon Martos (And Justice For Art, revised edition), plus rock-themed photography from Peter Nahum and Alison Richards.

    When the metal finishes in the Hobgoblin New Blood tent each evening, a different set of howls take centre stage with BLOODSTOCK's comedy bill.  Friday's gag-filled line up includes David Jordan's edgy songs and stand-up, Chris Brooker's hilarious improvisation, the award-winning newcomer Ingrid Dahle, all compere'd by everyone's favourite heavy metal comedian, Andrew O'Neill.   Saturday evening's bill features compere and all-round funny man, Jim Smallman, plus laffs-a-plenty from Jonathan Mayor and Perrier comedy Award-winner Wil Hodgson.  Sunday ushers in a full 'History of Heavy Metal' set from Andrew O'Neill, combining stand-up comedy with live music played on his customised Flying V guitar.  Andrew will be supported by thrash metal beasts, REPRISAL.

    Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, once the bands have finished for the night, the DJ squad steps in to take you through 'til 2am.  Expect a guest slot on the decks from EVIL SCARECROW's ringmaster Monty Blitzfist and Kraven Morrdeth on Friday, the DJs from London's VooDoo Rocks on Saturday and Total Rock's Anna Dumpe on Sunday, plus BOA's resident 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse doing their regular 12 Midnight-2am slot.  

    The always popular Friday fancy dress competition is returning!  This year the theme is 'Twisted', so dress up in whatever you fancy, the more extreme and creative, the better!  To enter the competition, just find BOA's official photographer (between the Serpents Lair VIP area and the EMP Tent entrance) between 12pm and 6pm on the Friday to have your photo taken (the photographer will wear a Fancy Dress Photographer t-shirt).  Then check BLOODSTOCK's Facebook page for the photo gallery the week after the festival and tag the fancy dress photo of yourself for the chance to win a pair of tickets to BLOODSTOCK 2017!

    Got your tent ready?!  This year, our campsite partner is Miss Daisy's Camping Store.  If you don't want to tow a ton of camping gear to site, order online and collect your stuff from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite at Catton Park.  Saves a lot of hassle and achy shoulders!  Place your order or just see what's available via their 'click & collect' service here - http://www.missdaisyscampingstore.co.uk/.

    Want to check out the 2016 merch range?  BLOODSTOCK's online 'click & collect' service allows you to pre-order your favourites for on site collection.  Festival attendees can snap up their choice of t-shirt or grab the 2016 beer mug or hip flask without fear of their size or design being already sold out on site.  Simply pre-order at https://bmerch.com/store/bloodstock/collect-on-site and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for.  Maybe you want that BOA hoodie for when the sun goes down, so just collect it from the merch stall then to save a trip back to your tent!

    How to get to BLOODSTOCK?  Ditch the hassle of parking, trains & transfers and let our official coach partner, Big Green Coach take you and your camping gear straight to the festival from 21 UK cities.  To book your return seat and see where to catch the coach, check: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.  If you're coming by train to Catton Park, don't forget to pre-book Big Green Coach's shuttle bus from Lichfield City rail station to save yourself a wad of cash.  Return tickets are priced at £10, one way at £8 (it costs more to pay on the day, so pre-booking wins)!  Book tickets at the link.  Car-sharing with GoCarShare is another option (and participating could even win you a pair of tickets for 2017)!  Full details and to post up a car space/look for a car ride from your town, visit: http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.   

    Our three headliners for 2016 are TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX.  Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many more.  

    Weekend tickets with camping, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) and day tickets priced £60 (+ booking fee) are available now from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.  VIP tickets are sold out.

    BLOODSTOCK is held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK's official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

    The Descendets Release Long Awaited New Album 'Hypercaffium Spazzinate'".

    Decendents.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Legendary Californian punks, Descendents celebrate the release of their much anticipated new album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate today on Epitaph Records.

    Descendents' first Epitaph release since Everything Sucks in 1996, Hypercaffium Spazzinate began taking shape after the band ended an extended hiatus to play live in 2010. Though still tight, they lived apart: singer Milo Aukerman -- whose cartoon rendering famously serves as the band's logo -- was now living in Delaware, bassist Karl Alvarez and founder and drummer Bill Stevenson were in Colorado, and guitarist Stephen Egerton had settled in Oklahoma. So the album came to life over three years as the band sent tracks back and forth, occasionally meeting up in Karl and Bill's adopted hometown of Fort Collins. Adopting such a protracted process meant not having to rush things, allowing for some of their sharpest songwriting yet.

    Every Descendents album is an event. Formed in 1978, the band's first releases have proven historic, and all the ones since have only further refined the Descendents concept. Punk, pop, buzzing, summery, heartfelt, defiant, adolescent, and wise all at once -- the Descendents. Twelve years have passed since there's been new Descendents music.

    Hypercaffium Spazzinate is available now on vinyl, CD and digital formats at https://lnk.to/descendents or at your local record shop.

    Descendents will be returning to the European continent this summer for some festival appearances. Please find the list with confirmed shows below:

    04.08.16 Blackpool (UK) - Rebellion Fest - tickets
    06.08.16 Hünxe (DE) - Ruhrpott Rodeo - tickets
    09.08.16 Tolmin (SI) - Punk Rock Holiday - SOLD OUT
    11.08.16 Eschwege (DE) - Open Flair Festival - tickets
    11.-13.08.16 Gothenburg (SE) - Way Out West Festival - tickets 
    14.08.16 Helsinki (FI) - Flow Festival - tickets

     Hellyeah Honour Dimebag In New Video 'I Don't Care Anymore'.

    Hellyeah.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Supergroup HELLYEAH release new video for 'I Don't Care Anymore' (originally by Phil Collins)

       The video starts out dark with singer Chad staring cold eyed into the screen and if you think it'll get any lighter you'll be sorrowfully let down. the frustration captured on Chads face holds through out and adds another dimension to the Phil Collins Classic.

    Covering a popular song is always a daring move by any act but HELLYEAH have added there own angry signature on this one. As Chad Gray's voice growls, Dimebag's Guitar wails one last time beyond the grave as his unmistakable silhouette flashes across the screen. 

    Gray described the process he went through recording the vocals which he described as very emotional 

    "So I go in. And Kevin's [Churko, producer] got me all stoked to do this. So we go in and then we sit down. And I kind of sit up on top of this stool. I kind of sit on the back, a little perched, like a gargoyle, when I sing. And he got the mic all placed. And he's, like, 'Okay, are you ready? Are you ready to do this?' I mean, he's so stoked for it. And I was, like, 'Why is this guy so stoked for it?' And he's just, like, 'I just know you're gonna crush this.' Just the emotion of it and everything like that... So as he's walking out, he shuts the lights off in the studio, and I'm, like, looking at him: 'What's the deal?' He's, like, 'I'm setting the mood, man. I'm setting the mood.' And I start singing the lines. And it's just... Whatever the timbre of my voice was that day, or whatever, it was just really awesome and perfect in a very non-perfect way. And he's just got his down and he's just... He just comes up and just hits the talkback and he's, like, 'Dude, you're gonna be singing this song for the rest of your life."

    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

     Iron Maiden To Stream Live Show From Wacken Open Air Festival In Germany

    Iron Maiden.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Iron Maiden's The Book of Souls World Tour has been on the road since late February, playing to over 1.5 million fans with 72 shows in 36 counties and six continents. They will play the final show on Thursday, 4th August in Germany at Wacken Open Air Festival. ARTE Concert is going to feature the entire iconic performance on Livestream. The spectacular gig will get lavish camera attention and can be accessed anywhere in the world – a sensational experience for anyone who cannot get to show.

    Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says:

    "We decided to finish the tour at Wacken as it is the ideal way to end this magical tour playing to 80,000 core metal fans at this legendary Metal festival. Wacken has become such as international event with many thousands of fans from many other countries around the world joining and celebrating with the German fans so it is perfect for the final show of a memorable tour. Everywhere we've played the fans have been amazing and the reaction to the new songs and stage show has been phenomenal. The band has loved every minute on stage.

    "So when Wacken and ARTE asked us to consider a live stream of our performance there we jumped at the chance to give our fans an end of tour gift. Streaming this final show live globally allows us to thank the many fans we played to so far, and, for those who couldn't get to see us this time round, a chance to see just how spectacular the live concert is and what they missed!"

    Wolfgang Bergmann (ARTE): "The festival summer by ARTE concert is heading for an exceptional highlight, showing a live stream of British legends Iron Maiden performing their final show of an incredible tour at the Wacken Open Air. An audience of millions, in Europe and for the first time worldwide, know by now that ARTE is taking the festivals to anywhere you are."   

    Holger Hübner/Thomas Jensen (ICS/Wacken): "We are incredibly happy to be able to give all these Iron Maiden and Wacken Open Air fans, worldwide, this highlight at the close of the spectacular 'Book of Souls' Tour. Heavy Metal fans are the best fans in the world, and Iron Maiden fans are unparalleled. It is so brilliant that everybody who could not get a ticket for the W:O:A, will be able to enjoy this 'Night To Remember'."

    Iron Maiden at Wacken Open Air with The Book Of Souls World Tour 2016 on Thursday, 4th August, from 9.30 pm CET. Exclusive and worldwide on Livestream at http://concert.arte.tv/de/wacken and www.wacken.com.

     Ramblin Man Fair Announce 2017 Dates.

    Ramblin Man Fair.Friday 29th July 2016
    Ramblin' Man Fair would like to say a massive thank you to all who came, performed and contributed to make this years festival so special.

    "We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received from our staging of the Ramblin' Man Fair festival at Mote Park, Maidstone across the weekend of 23/24 July 2016. We had over 22,000 people on site over the weekend. There was a fantastic atmosphere with no trouble of any sort and no arrests. The cream of global classic rock, prog, country and blues music delivered some incredible performances. As The Daily Express has written "The only festival in the UK of its kind, hosting music from this slightly marginalised but fanatically followed genre, is superbly organised with top notch food and bar areas, including its own beer festival catering for the avid sold out crowd...If you like a festival experience that does what it says on the tin with great music, hospitality and genuine people then the Ramblin' Man Festival has all of these special ingredients for you."

    We are delighted to be able to put on the festival at Mote Park. A wonderful location and we are very happy to be able to put money back into the local community via the council. We had customers from all over Europe and the UK and we think the festival acts as a great showcase for Maidstone and Kent. The festival also yielded a triple live CD set featuring donated songs by over 35 artists with all proceeds going to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

    We are aware of 35 complaints made to the council relating to noise levels. Whilst we were well within agreed noise levels we take the concerns of any residents very seriously. We will be continuing to work with the Council to minimise any disruption to the local residents whilst working very hard to make this event a continued highlight of the Maidstone calendar in the coming years. Early bird tickets for 2017 are onside now!" - Chris Ingham, Spirit of Rock owner and Creative Director of Ramblin Man


    Rock fans can relive this years' Ramblin' Man Fair with the official live CD, now available to purchase online exclusively from - www.liveherenow.com.
    The deluxe three-disc compilation or digital download, was recorded at this years' Ramblin' Man Fair and features over 3 hours of live music from 35 Artists, including Sunday night headliners Black Stone Cherry. All profits from the release will be donated to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

    Recorded by specialist live music service, Live Here Now, the album was made available to festival-goers 'instantly' on Sunday night as Black Stone Cherry left the stage. The tracks were handpicked by the artists taking part, including 'Planet Rock Stage' set highlights from Thunder, Thin Lizzy, Europe, The Cadillac Three and more.

    The album also features artists from the 'Prog In The Park' and the 'Outlaw Country and Blues' stages, including tracks from Family, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Von Hertzen Brothers, The Zombies, Purson, Walter Trout, Hayseed Dixie, The White Buffalo, Whiskey Myers, Blurred Vision and Devin Townsend & Che' Aimee Dorval's Casualties Of Cool (see tracklist for more).

    Marcus "MJ" Salisbury, Head of Production for Live Here Now, said "We are incredibly privileged to be working with some of the most talented rock, prog and blues bands from across the generations. This compilation not only captures the incredible spirit of the festival, but will also raise money for Nordoff Robbins, who help change the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK with music therapy."
    The CD (£20 + P&P) and digital download (£10) are available to order now from www.liveherenow.com.

    Track list
    CD 1
    1/ INGLORIOUS - HOLY WATER.
    2/ I O EARTH - REDEMPTION.
    3/ ROAD DOG - THE WRECK OF DUVALL COUNTY.
    4/ FROST* - BLACK LIGHT MACHINE.
    5/ HOGJAW – THIS WHISKEY
    6/ THE DEAD DAISIES – MAINLINE.
    7/ TERRORVISION – CELEBRITY HITLIST.
    8/ PURSON – THE SKY PARADE.
    9/ WHISKEY MYERS – EARLY MORNING SHAKES.
    10/ LIFESIGNS – CAROUSEL.
    11/ BOB WAYNE – DOPE TRAIN.

    CD 2
    1/ THE ZOMBIES – TIME OF THE SEASON.
    2/ SUPERSUCKERS – GIBBER JABBER
    3/ EUROPE – NOTHING TO YA.
    4 URIAH HEEP – ONE MINUTE.
    5/ THE WHITE BUFFALO – HOME IS IN YOUR ARMS.
    6/ THIN LIZZY – THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN.
    7/ HAYSEED DIXIE – WARPIGS.
    8/ FAMILY – TOP OF THE HILL.
    9/ PAT McMANUS – IONA SUNSET.
    10/ GRAVELTONES – FORGET ABOUT THE TROUBLE.
    11/ THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD – MAGNET IN YOUR FACE.
    12/ SIMO – I'D RATHER DIE IN VAIN.
    13/ THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS – HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN
    14/ KING KING – WAKING UP.
    15/ BLURED VISION – NO MORE WAR.

    CD 3
    1/ THE ANSWER – COME FOLLOW ME.
    2/ TAX THE HEAT – FED TO THE LIONS. 
    3/ THE VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – NEW DAY RISING.
    4/ THE CADILLAC THREE – THE SOUTH.
    5/ DEVIN TOWNSEND & CHE' AIMEE DORVAL'S CASUALTIES OF COOL – GONE IS GONE
    6/ WALTER TROUT – PLAYIN' HIDEAWAY.
    7/ THUNDER – BACKSTREET SYMPHONY.
    8/ PROCOL HARUM – MAN WITH A MISSION. 
    9/ BLACK STONE CHERRY – ME AND MARY JANE.

    Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.
    We support thousands of people through our own center's and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. In the hands of a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, unlock forgotten memories for those living with dementia or provide comfort for someone facing a terminal illness. Music therapy can be life-changing for so many people.

    Ramblin ' Man Fair to take place on 29th & 30th July 2017
     
    The festival takes place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Channel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
    Early Bird Ticket Link - https://ramblinmanfair17.eventbrite.co.uk/

    To keep up to date with all Ramblin' Man Fair announcements please like, follow and visit us
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     Frank Carter For Secret Set At Leefest.

    Frank Carter.Friday 29th July 2016
    With the gates to The Neverland now officially open and thousands of residents already in full flight, the festival is delighted to announce an extremely special set from Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will close out the Skull Ridge area on Saturday night.

    One of the defining figures in modern British punk, Frank Carter is a man who has systematically paved the way for a new generation of punk musicians and fans alike. From his time as the frontman of Gallows, to his detour into pop-rock melodies with Pure Love, Frank Carter has stuck to his guns and individuality in a manner which leaves many glued to his every move. After the huge success of his debut release with The Rattlesnakes last year, his live shows with the band have become synonymous with riotous abandon, and his set in the rocky confines of Skull Ridge is sure to be the ultimate punk spectacle of the summer, closing out The Neverland in emphatic fashion.

    Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes join a mammoth bill of names set to drop into The Neverland across the next couple days, with headline sets from Lianne La Havas and Circa Waves alongside performances from We Are Scientists, Shura, Roots Manuva, Little Simz, Spring King, VANT, Formation, The 2 Bears, Clean Cut Kid, The Big Moon and many more - making The Neverland the perfect destination for thrilling new music.


    It comes after a rapturous first evening saw storming sets from the likes of Everything Everything, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Loyle Carner before Ghostpoet closed out the evening with a delectable set of modern electro-infused classics.

    Marking the next acclaimed chapter in the incredible story of LeeFest (which started life in founder Lee Denny’s back garden over 10 years ago), The Neverland is set to redefine the festival experience, with a world of unabashed entertainment to be found around every corner. Whether it’s strolling through the picturesque frames of the ambient forests in The Neverwoods, getting down and gritty at Skull Ridge to a soundtrack of bass, grunge and punk or diving into a kaleidoscopic dream of 80’s glam, cocktails and pristine clarity at Mermaids Lagoon - expect the unexpected a LeeFest Presents: The Neverland encourages all to never grow old.

    Day tickets are still available for Friday + Saturday night, with tickets starting from £55 on the door. For more information head to leefest.org

     Nightwish Announce Release Of Live DVD.

    Nightwish.Friday 29th July 2016
    After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalise their ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.

    "The title ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ came from a friend of Troy's, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined NIGHTWISH as 'A vehicle of spirit that defies category'. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title," states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.

    Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course NIGHTWISH's incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though:
    The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as 'Élan' and the majestic 'The Greatest Show On Earth' to more than 12,000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkins´ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’. Finland's Tampere show however was a home run for the band and NIGHTWISH had never before had such an immense stage production with them.

    "I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognisability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt."
    When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, NIGHTWISH decided to walk a different path this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains:
    "We didn`t want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release ‘Showtime, Storytime’. So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it's still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality."

    Order NIGHTWISH's current record, ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, here:
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ CD
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ 2LP Limited Edition Vinyl
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ 2LP Limited Edition 2LP Splatter Vinyl
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Limited Edition 3CD Deluxe Earbook + Gold Vinyl 10”

    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Tour Edition – Limited Edition CD + DVD
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Bonus DVD

    More on ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’:
    'Élan' Official Video.
    'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Official Lyric Video.
    'Alpenglow' Official Track.  
    'Shudder Before The Beautiful' Official Track.  

     Casey Announce UK Tour.

    Casey.Friday 29th July 2016
    South Wales' CASEY have announced a clutch of four headline shows in the UK around the release of their forthcoming debut album 'Love Is Not Enough'. The record will be released by Hassle Records on 23rd September and the shows kick off in Manchester the night before with further dates in Sheffield, Bournemouth and London. Tickets are on sale now and the album is available for pre-order too, including two limited-quantity 12" vinyl colour variants and a number of bundle options.

    The first track to be revealed from 'Love Is Not Enough' is the visceral 'Ceremony', which got its first public airing on Daniel P Carter's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and features Michael McGough of Being As An Ocean providing guest vocals. According to Casey vocalist Tom Weaver, the composition "vents the frustration that accompanies realising an extensive period of emotional oppression and manipulation has been suffered under the guise of a sincere relationship. The opening verse describes how an unrequited affection was pursued in the belief that true love prevails. This only led into disappointment and disenfranchisement."

    The album as a whole is emotionally driven and its intense impetus leads to a cathartic listening experience. It's a relatable collection of songs, the themes of which many a rock fan will no doubt be able to identify with. Their continuously expanding fanbase of loyal and devoted followers are integral to Casey's story to date and only add weight to their music in the live arena.

    CASEY 'LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH' UK SHOWS: 
    22.09.16 UK Manchester @ Factory - TICKETS 
    23.09.16 UK Sheffield @ Corporation - TICKETS  
    24.09.16 UK London @ Old Blue Last - TICKETS 
    25.09.16 UK Bournemouth @ The Anvil - TICKETS 
     
    UK TOUR (supporting Being As An Ocean):
    NOVEMBER 
    07 - SOUTHAMPTON The Social
    08 - LEEDS Key Club
    09 - BIRMINGHAM Rainbow
    10 - GLASGOW G2
    11 - MANCHESTER Sound Control
    12 - LONDON Tufnell Park Dome

     Avenged Sevenfold Add Dublin Show To UK Tour.

    Avenged Sevenfold.Friday 29th July 2016
    AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced a major UK tour earlier this week for January 2017 which includes their first ever show at London's 02 Arena. They have now added an extra date in Dublin on January 7th 2017 which goes on sale Thursday, 8/4 at 9am (Dublin) http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/180050FC92CE1B52

    The remainder of the dates go on sale on Friday July 29th 9 a.m. priced £45/£37.50 regionally and £45/£37.50/£30 for London (subject to booking fee) via www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

    The band will have Disturbed as Special Guests on the whole tour, with In Flames opening (except Dublin).

    January 2017
    Saturday 7th     Dublin 3Arena
    Tuesday 10th    Glasgow The SSE Hydro
    Thursday 12th  Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
    Friday 13th       Birmingham Genting Arena
    Sunday 15th      Sheffield Arena
    Monday 16th    Manchester Arena
    Wed 18th          Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
    Thursday 19th  Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
    Saturday 21st   London O2 Arena

    In December 2013 AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated their No. 1 album 'Hail To The King' with a sold out arena tour taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London's Wembley Arena.  They followed that with an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 cementing their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.

     AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007's Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1's on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their most recent, Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including "Bat Country," "Almost Easy," "Scream," "Nightmare," "Welcome To The Family," "So Far Away," and "Hail To The King," and their latest, "Shepherd of Fire." The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band's performance of "Carry On," written specifically for the game.
    Avenged Sevenfold self-released the action-adventure mobile video game Hail To The King:Deathbat to rave reviews; with music, concept, and gameplay created entirely by the band. Avenged Sevenfold appeared in stores and homes globally as the featured pre-launch artist in 2015's Guitar Hero: Live including an industry first playable live performance.

     Arch Enemy Announce Wacken Open Air Press Conference.

    Arch Enemy.Thursday 28h July 2016
    ARCH ENEMY will play the biggest stage production of their career at next week’s WACKEN OPEN AIR on Saturday, August 6th around midnight, making this the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign. It all started in March 2014 when the band announced the new singer Alissa White-Gluz and the video for the album title track 'War Eternal', which became the most successful video in the band’s career and reached close to 20 million YouTube views.

    The album reached the highest US and German chart positions in the band’s career and ARCH ENEMY played over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014 Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined ARCH ENEMY during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support of Nightwish.

    WACKEN OPEN AIR won’t be the last 'War Eternal' show - see further show dates below, including a run of 4 UK headline shows next month - but it’s going to be something very special. Therefore, don’t miss their press conference at 

    WACKEN on Friday August 5th at 5:00pm – 5:45pm CET in the press tent / VIP area.

    Fans can follow the press conference on an online live stream at: www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial

    Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnEjwOsyjBM&feature=youtu.be

    ARCH ENEMY Live:
    04.08.2016 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany 
    06.08.2016 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
    07.08.2016 RheinRiot 2016, Cologne, Germany (with Devildriver, Aborted and more)
    10.08.2016 Foir Aux Vins Festival, Colmar, France
    11.08.2016 Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
    12.08.2016 Brutal Assault Festival, Josefov, Czech Republic
    13.08.2016 Metal on the Hill, Graz, Austria
    15.08.2016 Klub B90, Danzig, Poland
    17.08.2016 Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary
    19.08.2016 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
    20.08.2016 Himos Park, Jämsä, Finland (with Nightwish)
    21.08.2016 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
    22.08.2016 Corporation, Sheffield, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
    23.08.2016 Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
    24.08.2016 Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)

    26.08.2016 Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany
    27.08.2016 Neuborn Open Air Festival, Wörrstadt, Germany
    22.09.2016 La Belle Électrique, Grenoble, France
    23.09.2016 LA BAM, Metz, France
    24.09.2016 Wuennstock Herbst Festival, Bad Wuennenberg, Germany
    25.09.2016 Femme Metal Event, Eindhoven, Netherlands