Coheed And Cambria To Release New Album.

Coheed And CambriaFriday 22nd June 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have announced details of their long awaited new album and label debut, The Unheavenly Creatures (album art & track listing below). The sprawling fifteen track, self-produced, 78-minute epic finds Coheed and Cambria returning to the conceptual narrative of The Amory Wars. Today the band has launched pre-orders for the album’s deeply immersive Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set. Pre-orders for The Unheavenly Creatures standard album will begin Friday, June 29, with new music from the forthcoming LP arriving next week.
THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES
TRACK LISTING
01. Prologue
02. The Dark Sentencer
03. Unheavenly Creatures
04. Toys
05. Black Sunday
06. Queen Of The dark
07. True Ugly
08. Love Protocol
09. The Pavilion (A Long Way Back)
10. Night-Time Walkers
11. The Gutter
12. All On Fire
13. It Walks Among US
14. Old Flames
15. Lucky Stars

Set for release October 5th, the box set includes an exclusive eighty-plus page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The set also houses a fully-wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in The Unheavenly Creatures, a CD copy of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a 3-panel fold out poster of expanded album cover art, and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates (including this summer’s tour). For more information on Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set, visit www.coheedandcambria.com.
Coheed and Cambria recently released The Unheavenly Creatures’ 10-minute prog manifesto, “The Dark Sentencer,” which was leaked to fans by frontman Claudio Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella. “’The Dark Sentencer’ opens with prickly guitars that build into a stadium-sized thump,” noted Rolling Stone while Revolver declared, “the soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.” Consequence of Sound hailed “The Dark Sentencer” adding, “Gang vocals and ephemeral harmonies underscore the band’s trademark shredding.”

Furthermore, Coheed and Cambria celebrated the 60th anniversary of NASA earlier this month by joining the National Symphony Orchestra as guest performers at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The event - NSO Pops: Space, The Next Frontier - featured music inspired by space—both fact and fiction—and saw Coheed and Cambria deliver a poignant performance of their song “Here To Mars” backed by the NSO Pops. The performance has quickly garnered over 700K views on The Kennedy Center’s Official Facebook.

>This July Coheed and Cambria will set out on a U.S. co-headline mostly-outdoor tour with Taking Back Sunday and special guests The Story So Far. The 28-city U.S. tour runs July 6th - August 12th. Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For tickets and more information please visit www.CoheedandCambria.com.<

Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery.

 Halestorm Release New Single 'Black Vultures'.

HalestormFriday 22nd June 2018
Grammy-winning hard rock band Halestorm unleashed "Black Vultures" today, the lead track on their upcoming album, Vicious, out July 27 (see full tracklist below, cover art attached).

The song is the second unveiled from the album, following the lead single, "Uncomfortable."

A new companion visual for the song will premiere next Friday, June 29th via the band's YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks.

On album release day (July 27th), Halestorm will kick off the second leg of their US tour with In This Moment and New Year's Day, with UK dates this September.

VICIOUS TRACK LISTING 
1. Black Vultures
2. Skulls
3. Uncomfortable
4. Buzz
5. Do Not Disturb
6. Conflicted
7. Killing Ourselves To Live
8. Heart of Novocaine
9. Painkiller
10. White Dress
11. Vicious
12. The Silence

UK TOUR DATES - SEPTEMBER 2018
Wed 19th Sep - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 20th Sep - BELFAST The Telegraph Building
Sat 22nd Sep - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Sun 23rd Sep - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Mon 24th Sep - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 26th Sep - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 28th Sep - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 29th Sep - BRISTOL O2 Academy

 Clutch Release New Single 'How To Shake Hands'.

ClutchFriday 22nd June 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are releasing the second single from their upcoming album Book Of Bad Decisions as an instant gratification track.

iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/book-of-bad-decisions/1376829212&amp;app=itunes)
Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D3CQNTT).
Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/album/0uWlwy6wHD7tGV3FfiVBF0)

In addition, a very limited 7” Picture Disc in a transparent PVC pocket will hit stores today.
How To Shake Hands” is on the blue side and first single “Gimme The Keys” on the reverse, green side.

Clutch’s song “How to Shake Hands” traces its lineage back to Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker via the song “John Lee Hooker for President”.  In that song Ry Cooder impersonates JLH giving a stump speech on what will happen when he becomes President.  Clutch’s original idea of covering the Ry Cooder song was soon abandoned as vocalist Neil Fallon said he couldn’t do the song justice. Instead, Neil put his own lyrics in the style of Ry Cooder/JLH to a new Clutch song which ended up becoming the fast-paced “How to Shake Hands”.

Each of the single releases from Book of Bad Decisions is accompanied by a Spotify playlist put together by one of the band members. In this instance guitarist Tim Sult is responsible for surrounding “How To Shake Hands” with other songs to his liking:  “Since Neil mentioned Jimi Hendrix and Bill Hicks in ‘How To Shake Hands’, I decided to make a playlist including both. Classic guitar playing meets classic comedy. What could go wrong?”

UK DATES ON SALE NOW:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

 Lucifer To Release Second Studio Album.

LuciferFriday 22nd June 2018
On 06 July 2018, heavy rockers LUCIFER will release their much anticipated second studio album, “Lucifer II”. Now, the band invites you to check out the new single ‘Dreamer’.

“Dreamer was the first song Nicke and I wrote together,” says singer Johanna Sadonis, whilst Nicke Andersson adds: “We got one horse, one cemetary and one band. That makes up for a pretty good video in my eyes."

You can watch 'Dreamer' here: https://youtu.be/86D93-LM6qM 
Praised as “an album offering everything a modern heavy rock classic requires”(Classic Rock, 8/10), “heavy, but full of melody…with Sadonis’ pure angelic voice over the heft” (Powerplay, 8/10), “Lucifer II” notably upped the ante compared to its predecessor and is available as black LP+CD, jewelcase CD and as limited coloured vinyl versions: 
200x white - Sound Pollution http://bit.ly/LuciferSoundPollution
200x red - Bengans  http://bit.ly/LuciferBengans
200x silver - CDON http://bit.ly/LuciferCDON
200x gold - Nuclear Blast http://bit.ly/LuciferNB
200x transparent red + shirt bundle - Century Media US http://bit.ly/LuciferCMUS
300x transparent sun yellow - US indie stores 
100x clear - Century Media EU *SOLD OUT*
All ordering/streaming links: https://lucifer.lnk.to/LuciferII
 
“Lucifer II” marks the first studio release of the new LUCIFER incarnation now consisting of vocalist Johanna Sadonis, guitarist Robin Tidebrink, and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson (The Imperial State Electric, Entombed, The Hellacopters), who plays drums and also took over bass and guitar when recording “Lucifer II”. The band’s live line-up is completed by Martin Nordin (Dead Lord) on guitar and bass player Alexander Mayr.
“Lucifer II” was recorded at the Honk Palace in Stockholm and Ola Ersfjord (Dead Lord, Tribulation, Primordial) mixed it at Cuervo Recording Service in Madrid.                                        
LUCIFER are currently gearing up for their performance at this year's Hellfest and will perform at Psycho Las Vegas, Into The Void and Rockpalast Crossroads festivals later this year.
On 06 July, the band will also celebrate the album release at Geronimo’s in Stockholm, Sweden!

LUCIFER Live:
Jun 24 - Hellfest, Clisson, FR
July 6 - “Lucifer II” release show & party, Geronimo’s, Stockholm, SE
Aug 9 - Krökbacken Festival, Leksand, SE
Aug 17 - Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA
Oct 10 - Rockpalast Crossroads Festival, Bonn, GER
Oct 19 - Into the Void Festival, Leeuwarden, NL
More dates to follow…

 The Amity Affliction To Release New Album 'Misery' In August.

The Amity AfflictionThursday 21st June 2018
Roadrunner Records band The Amity Affliction have unveiled details of their widely anticipated new album, MISERY which arrives worldwide Friday, August 24 (see album art / track listing below).

MISERY is available for pre-order today, with all orders joined by an instant grat download of the album's electrifying first single, "Ivy (Doomsday)," which is streaming now accompanied by a cinematic official music video at www.theamityaffliction.net. Written and co-directed by the band's own Joel Birch, the official video for "Ivy (Doomsday)" marks the first chapter of a three-part short film chronicling a dark tale of three friends and their quest for vengeance. Additional chapters will be unveiled in the weeks to come – for regular updates, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net.

MISERY TRACK LISTING
1.     Ivy (Doomsday)
2.     Feels Like I'm Dying
3.     Holier Than Heaven
4.     Misery
5.     Kick Rocks
6.     Black Cloud
7.     D.I.E.
8.     Drag The Lake
9.     Beltsville Blues
10.   Burn Alive
11.   Nothing Left
12.   The Gifthorse

The Amity Affliction will celebrate MISERY with an epic tour schedule, beginning this week with a North American run as part of the milestone final Vans Warped Tour 2018. Those dates begin tomorrow, June 21 in California and continue through early August. From there, The Amity Affliction will head to Europe for a headline tour visiting Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, and Belgium. The UK dates, with support from The Plot In You, Dream State, and Endless Heights, are as follows:     
2.10.18 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2 (tickets: http://smarturl.it/AmityBirmingham)   
03.10.18 Leeds @ Church (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeeds)   
04.10.18 London @ The Electric Ballroom (http://smarturl.it/AmityLondon)   
05.10.18 Glasgow @ Queen Margaret Union (http://smarturl.it/AmityGlasgow)  
06.10.18 Hull @ Welly:One (http://smarturl.it/AmityHull)   
07.10.18 Manchester @ Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityManchester)   
08.10.18 Bristol @ SWX (http://smarturl.it/AmityBristol)  
For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

Recorded earlier this year in Baltimore, Maryland, USA with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, Underoath), MISERY is the long-awaited follow-up to The Amity Affliction's acclaimed fifth studio album,THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. That LP landed at #1 in the UK rock chart upon its 2016 arrival (#51 in the main chart, a career high), entered at #26 on the U.S. SoundScan/Billboard 200, while clinching #1 again in their native Australia – The Amity Affliction's third consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart.

 Code Orange Release 'The Hurt' EP.

Code OrangeThursday 21st June 2018
Grammy nominated group Code Orange have released THE HURT WILL GO ON, a digital EP featuring two new tracks – “3 Knives” and “The Hunt” Feat. Corey Taylor - as well as “The Hurt Will Go On” (Shade Remix), an official remix of Code Orange’s “Hurt Goes On” helmed by the band’s guitarist and vocalist Shade.

Recorded with producer Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, THE HURT WILL GO ON finds Code Orange continuing their prolific assault, arriving closely behind the release of their Adult Swim Singles Series track, “Only One Way,” and its accompanying remix, “only1(the hard way).” Teasing the impending new EP, Code Orange launched The Hunt, an online game comprised of a series cryptic challenges through which winners could register to receive an unknown prize. This week winners receive their prize, a custom Code Orange panther USB loaded with THE HURT WILL GO ON, two USB exclusive remixes from drumcorps and Arthur Rizk (Sumerlands, Eternal Champion), and the first instalment of a multiple part documentary titled “My World.”

The EP also celebrates the kickoff of North American headline tour which begins tomorrow, June 22, in Boston, MA and features support from Twitching Tongues and Vein. “The New Reality Tour,” which continues through mid-July, will also feature special guests Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Show Me The Body, Ghostemane, Nicole Dollanganger, Disembodied and Trail Of Lies on select dates. Code Orange are also slated to take the stage at this year’s US Made In America Festival (September 1-2) as well as at the first-ever Adult Swim Festival (October 6). For tickets and more information, visit www.codeorangetoth.com/tour.

THE HURT WILL GO ON follows Code Orange’s widely acclaimed LP FOREVER, which earned Code Orange a Grammy nomination and topped several “Best of 2017” lists.

 Avatar To Support Halestorm On UK Tour.

AvatarThursday 21st June 2018
Citizens! The King returns to the UK this fall with Halestorm! The King know that this island hasn't had enough of “Avatar Country” this year, and His Majesty is committed to make things right! Glorious times lie ahead!

AVATAR with Halestorm:
22.09.18 (UK) Sheffield - O2 Academy Sheffield *SOLD OUT!*
23.09.18 (UK) Glasgow - O2 Academy Glasgow
24.09.18 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy Birmingham
26.09.18 (UK) Manchester - O2 Apollo Manchester
28.09.18 (UK) London - O2 Academy Brixton
29.09.18 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy Bristol *SOLD OUT!*

AVATAR have already played prestigious festivals such as Rock am Ring/Rock im Park (DE), FortaRock (NL) as well as Download Festival UK and France. The King and his elite backing orchestra will be gracing the following festivals with their presence:

22.06.18 (BE) Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
06.07.18 (NO) Kvinesdal - Norway Rock Festival
07.07.18 (SE) Knislinge - Helgeafestivalen
14.07.18 (CZ) Vizovice - Masters of Rock

 The Faim Release Video For 'Summer Is A Curse'.

The FaimThursday 21st June 2018
The Faim have released the official video for "Summer Is A Curse," the third single from their forthcoming debut album. The video, which originally premiered on Billboard is now available across all platforms.

Watch it now HERE

The highly-anticipated new video follows frontman Josh Raven and his love interest on the run from the law, eventually escaping before it all goes up in flames. It also showcases the band delivering a stellar live performance with the Welsh countryside as a fitting backdrop. 

The song was co-written with Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer, and according to Josh, " 'Summer is a Curse' is a reflection of our journey as a band. Being placed out of Australia and in LA for the first time as a band, we got thrown into this whole new world of exciting experiences and pressures. As frightening as it was, and no matter our feelings at home, it became this tunnel vision of realising that we had this chance to make our dreams a reality. Our music video reflecting that exact same feeling of freedom was so important for us." 

The track follows the massive debuts of the quartet's previous releases, "Saints Of The Sinners" and "Midland Line." which collectively have over 1.6 million streams to date.  All of the band's songs were produced with the legendary John Feldmann (blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte) and have racked up support from VEVO, BBC Radio 1's Dan P Carter, Upset, Rock Sound, TMRW, Alternative Press, MTV, The Box, Scuzz and more. Stream and purchase "Summer Is A Curse" HERE.

The Aussie pop-rock quartet kicked off 2018 with extensive global touring this past 2 months supporting Lower Than AtlantisSleeping With SirensPVMNTS, The Dangerous Summer, PVRIS across 5 tours and 54 shows.  These included sold out Headline shows and some of the most talked about appearances at The Great Escape, Slam Dunk, Camden Rocks & Download festivals. The band will return to the UK & Europe later in the Summer for tours with Waterparks and Sum 41 and then Reading & Leeds Festivals

All tickets can be purchased HERE, and a full list of shows can be found below.

During the recording process of their debut album, The Faim have teamed up with some of the scene's biggest luminaries, including Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun, and blink-182's Mark Hoppus. Fans can expect more music later this year, and stay tuned for additional exciting news.

Check out the video for a special acoustic performance from St Pancras, London HERE
The Faim Tour Dates
 
Sat 23rd June- Perth, AUS @ Amplifier Bar HEADLINE
Sun 24th June- East Victoria Park, AUS @ Vision Studios HEADLINE

Tues 21st August- Posthalle, Wurzburg W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks

Wed 22nd August- Parkbuhne, Leipzig W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks
Fri 24th August - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
Sat 25th August - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Tues 28th August Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks

 Blood Red Shoes Release Video For 'God Complex'.

Blood Red ShoesThursday 21st June 2018
Brighton duo BLOOD RED SHOES have today released the incredibly striking video, for single 'God Complex'. You can watch the video for 'God Complex' - HERE

French photographers and video makers Roch Armando and Julien Carlier, based in Los Angeles, joined forces to direct 'God Complex' in the city of Vernon, CA . Shot in black and white, local celebrity Hugo Sanchez and his corvette stingray are featured depicting a power struggle with Laura-Mary (Carter, BRS guitarist and co-vocalist). Finally she takes control, ending with her winning the fight and burying the memories. The film very much continues on stylistically from the recently shot session for AllSaints - which you can view - HERE

Link to purchase/ stream the song - HERE

Live wise, the band just supported Alice in Chains for two sold out shows this weekend gone at O2 Academy Leeds and O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, will be back in the UK for 2000trees Festival in mid July, and then back to the US for a tour with The Presets. ALL dates below:

13 July: Cheltenham, UK - 2000trees Festival
10 August: Glasgow, UK - Kelvingrove Park, %
23 September: Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub*
24 September: Seattle, WA - Neumos*
25 September: Portland, OR - Revolution Hall*
26 September: San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom*
28 September: Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre*
29 September: San Diego, CA - Music Box*
30 September: Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall*
1 October: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater*
3 October: St Paul, MN - Turf Club*
4 October: Chicago, IL - Metro*
5 October: Detroit, MI - Magic Stick*
6 October: Washington DC - U Street Music Hall*
8 October: Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
9 October: Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*


% is with The Fratellis
* is with The Presets

 James Release Video For 'Better Than That'.

JamesThursday 21st June 2018
James are proud to release the video for Better Than That. Filmed at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on their recent sold out UK tour of intimate venues, the video perfectly encapsulates James' incendiary live performance. Lead singer Tim Booth at one point launches himself in to the adoring crowds and also performs a daring and dangerous balancing act across the venue balcony. The video captures the pure vitality and showmanship that has solidified James as unanimous crowd pleasers. 
 
Better Than That is taken from the forthcoming new album Living In Extraordinary Times. Released on 3rd August, the album is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles.
 
Watch the video HERE
 
Living In Extraordinary Times follows the release of their recent Better Than That EP, the band's first new music since their hugely successful 2016 album 'Girl at the End of the World', which debuted at number two in the UK album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years.
 
This is the band's 15th studio album, and delivers the same vigour and urgency as its predecessors, a fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, covering everything from the current political climate in America in frustration-charged 'Hank' - "This crack heads tiny fingers, Accusing you of what he'll do, White fascists in the white house, More beetroot in your Russian stew" - to lonesome Father's Day in heartfelt 'Coming Home (Pt. 2)', the latter of which also features keyboard from long-time collaborator Brian Eno.
 
Living In Extraordinary Times will be available as a CD, download, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl plus a limited hardback booked deluxe CD featuring 4 extra tracks – 3 demos plus 1 track from the album sessions. HMV and indies will also stock a limited grey gatefold package featuring double magenta coloured vinyl. Exclusive signed bundles and a limited yellow gatefold package featuring double white coloured vinyl are available via the artist store.
 
Pre-order the album HERE.
 
FESTIVALS
JUNE
FRIDAY 29th JUNE                Rock In Rio Festival - Lisbon
 
JULY
FRIDAY 13th JULY                 Latitude Festival – Suffolk (headlining 2nd Stage)
SATURDAY 14th JULY           Bilbao BBK Live - Spain
FRIDAY 27th JULY                 Kendal Calling - Cumbria (main support)
 
AUGUST
SATURDAY 11th AUGUST      Party at the Palace – West Lothian (headlining)
THURSDAY 30th AUGUST     Electric Fields – Dumfries and Galloway (headlining)
 
James are one of the UK's most creatively restless and most loved artists. After signing to Factory Records in 1982, the band went on to release a series of successful hit singles. From 'Sit Down' to 'She's A Star', 'Laid', 'Come Home', 'Moving On to 'Nothing But Love' their uniquely diverse sound spans over 14 studio albums released over three decades, achieving both critical and commercial success whilst also curating a base of dedicated fans and selling over 25 million albums worldwide, playing shows across the globe and cementing their status as one of the most iconic live British bands. 2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially and critically successful album for nearly twenty years.

 Arcane Roots To Release New EP.

Arcane RootsThursday 21st June 2018
Following on from releasing one of the most exciting 'rock' records of the last few years in 'Melancholia Hymns' (2017), ARCANE ROOTS return with a very special, brand new EP called 'Landslide', set for release with Easy Life Records on September 14th. The EP consists of 3 reworked and reimagined tracks taken from the bands 'Melancholia Hymns' album, stripped back, taken apart, smashed back together, melted down again and sown back up with love. The EP will be released on digital and super limited vinyl and CD, once they go, they are gone!

From ARCANE ROOTS front man, Andrew Groves - "It's rare for us to be able to show another side of a story, to re-tell it in a new light or illuminate layers or facets that were previously just nuances. Records can take a great deal of time and require many moving parts to align before release, so when the opportunity arose to record an addendum to Melancholia Hymns, we leapt at the chance. When we finished writing Melancholia Hymns it felt as though we had only just become fluent in a new language, one that had both expanded our vocabulary and our appetite for it's application. During it's creation, Melancholia Hymns became so burdened with ideas and desires that we had to exercise a great deal of restraint as to which components we felt should rise to the surface. Understandably, it was then with great satisfaction that we re-opened the doors to those buried elements to reveal a little more of the hard work within the record."

The EP ALSO has a brand new track 'Landslide', which may be the bands greatest and grandest composition yet, and a song that was premiered last night (Sunday 17th June) on the Radio 1 Rock Show as its Rockest Record (track of the week), listen - HERE

Digital links for 'Landslide' - HERE
Pre-order 'Landslide' EP - HERE

'Landslide' EP track-listings:
1. Before Me (Over) feat Emily Denton
2. Matter (Revel)
3. Landslide
4. Off The Floor (Fade)


From Andrew Groves on the single 'Landslide' - "The idea behind (the single) 'Landslide' arose frequently throughout the 'Melancholia Hymns' writing process, but for a myriad of reasons never quite made it into a song we kept for the record. I've always enjoyed the use of juxtaposition and double meaning in our lyrics, to take a word or idea and play with it's associated vocabulary to blur the lines between the meanings or highlight similarities. Within the song, the landslide is referenced as both a physical entity and the force of nature, questioning the extent of it's sentience and accountability for it's actions, while juxtaposing it against the idiom 'landslide victory', giving it a political and societal allusion too. Musically, it's possibly our favourite track to date and after such a difficult learning process during the writing of 'Melancholia Hymns', it made for a rewarding end to what has been an intense journey of challenge and fulfilment."

Live wise, ARCANE ROOTS have a host of festivals coming up across Europe this summer, including 2000trees (UK), ArcTanGent (UK), Download (France), ARTmania (Romania), Open Air (Swiss) and many more. Full list below:
Sun-Jun-17 - Download Festival, Paris - FRANCE
Sat-Jun-23 - United Islands of Prague Festival, Czech Republic - Prague     
Sun-Jul-8 - Metropolis Festival, Rotterdam - Netherlands
Wed-Jul-11 - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (HEADLINE)
Thu-Jul-12 - 2000trees Festival, Cheltenham
Fri-Jul-13 - Sub 89 Festival, Reading
Fri-Jul-27 - ARTmania Festival, Sibiu - Romania
Sat-Jul-28 - Eier Mit Speck Festival, Viersen - Germany
Sat-Aug-4 - Open Air Granichen, Granichen - Switzerland
Sat-Aug-18 - ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
Sat-Sep-8 - Rocked Up Hootenanny Festival, Corby
Sat-Sep-22 - Kadepop Festival, Groningen - Netherlands

Look out for news on some more ARCANE ROOTS live news very soon.

 Crossfaith Announce New Album 'Ex_Machina'.

CrossfaithThursday 14th June 2018
Osaka's Crossfaith have announced their new album, EX_MACHINA, set for release on August 3 via UNFD.

EX_MACHINA is the Japanese band's fifth album and the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed XENO. The album features an impressive cameo from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds as well industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9. Last week Crossfaith gave fans the new single "The Perfect Nightmare".
EX _MACHINA is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones

Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie explains: "After we released last album XENO, we were thinking about what the next theme for us is. Then we decided to put theme "Awake the individuality". Because we've always trying to make new things and that's the big part of band's attitudes.
Technology has been advancing from when I was kid, and it definitely helps the world but at the same time I feel like technology take out important process to think about individuality in exchange for convenience.
This album is a grave warning for our future, I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future."

Crossfaith's new album EX_MACHINA is available for preorder now. "The Perfect Nightmare" is available on all streaming services.
TRACKLISTING:
1. Deus Ex Machina
2. Catastrophe
3. The Perfect Nightmare
4. Destroy (feat. Ho99o9)
5. Freedom (feat. Rou Reynolds from Enter Shikari)
6. Make A Move
7. Lost In You
8. Wipeout (Album Mix)
9. Milestone
10. Eden In The Rain
11. Twin Shadows
12. Daybreak
13. Faint (feat. Masato from coldrain) 

 Jet Reform For 15th Anniversary Tour.

JetThursday 14th June 2018
It's been fifteen years since the now famous hooks and riffs of JET's debut album 'Get Born' were unleashed on the world, and in celebration the band will be heading to the UK in July (tour dates below) on the JET Get Re-Born tour. The band have just completed an Australian run performing better than ever to rave reviews:

JET's Get Re-Born show is pretty much all killer, no filler – The Age
JET hit the stage looking and sounding every bit the stadium-ready world-dominating rock band they once were. – Tone Deaf
Have JET Still Got It? Their Sydney Reunion Show Suggests They Do... proving that 15 years on Jet haven't lost any fire. – The Music

JET are one of the most successful rock bands of recent times. With global sales of more than 6.5 million albums'Get Born' was certified platinum and gold in numerous territories and spawned the singles that made JET famous the world over – 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl', 'Look What You've Done', 'Rollover DJ' and 'Get Me Outta Here'.

Added to the acclaim were six ARIA Award wins in Australia, but the unparalleled success of 'Get Born' in their home territory was only one part of the story. In the US JET topped the US Modern Rock singles charts won an MTV for Best Rock Video of the year. In UK, 'Get Born' and its lead single both went Top 20. Touring worldwide with the likes of the Rolling Stones and Oasis soon followed, while headlining festivals and reaching #1 on charts globally.

A request from the legendary Bruce Springsteen to accompany himself and the E-Street Band on their sold out Australian tour of 2017. Following an overwhelming response to those shows, the band dipped their toe back in the live waters with a triumphant appearance at the legendary Fuji Rock festival in Japan and sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The reaction from fans was enough to suggest that love for the band never waned, and was in fact, stronger than ever.

JET said, "We're really excited to play 'Get Born' in full for the first time ever. The idea of playing this album and celebrating 15 years since began our journey is something that's very special to us, and we can't wait to get out there and see old friends again, and meet plenty of new ones as well."

Melbourne based JET– drummer Chris Cester, frontman Nic Cester, guitarist Cameron Muncey and bassist Mark Wilson – formed in 2001 and self-released their first EP, the vinyl only 'Dirty Sweet' in 2002. 'Get Born' was released after their label deal with Elektra and was followed by the albums 'Shine On' in 2006 and 'Shaka Rock' in 2009. After riding a wide of international success,JETdisbanded in 2012 before re-forming in early 2017.

To coincide with the tour, JETare pleased to announce the release of 'Get Born: Live At The Forum' album– available here http://smarturl.it/JetLive

JET – GET RE-BORN – 15TH ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR DATES
MONDAY 16THJULY – 02 RITZ, MANCHESTER 
TUESDAY 17thJULY - O2 FORUM, KENTISH TOWN, LONDON 
THURSDAY 19thJULY – THE ACADEMY, DUBLIN 
FRIDAY 20THJULY – LIMELIGHT, BELFAST

 The Flatliners Announce New EP.

The FlatlinersThursday 14th June 2018
Prominent Toronto punks The Flatliners have announced the upcoming release of a new 7", Mass Candescence. The EP is comprised of 3 tracks including lead single "The Arousal of Repair". A white 7" (limited to 300) is available at bit.ly/MassCandescence and a pink variant (limited to 200) will be available offstage at the band's shows. Mass Candescence will be available digitally on June 15 via Dine Alone Records. 

You can listen to 'The Arousal Of Repair' here
The Flatliners will be returning to the UK this summer.
You can see the band at the following dates:
Friday 20th July, 2018 Hammersmith Apollo London supporting The Gaslight Anthem
Saturday 21st July, 2018 Hammersmith Apollo London supporting The Gaslight Anthem
Monday 23rd July 2018 Vicar Street  Dublin supporting The Gaslight Anthem
Tuesday 24th July, 2018 Barrowlands Glasgow supporting The Gaslight Anthem
Wednesday 25th July 2018 Apollo Manchester supporting The Gaslight Anthem

Wednesday 1st  August 2018 Bodega Nottingham
Thursday 2nd August 2018 Rebellion Festival Blackpool
Friday 3rd August 2018 Forum London supporting The Menzingers 

Tickets are on sale now

Now approaching 16 years of hammering out bombastic tunes everywhere from dive bars to festival stages to European concert halls, The Flatliners hold fast to the DIY punk-rock ethos that has been at the group's core since the beginning. The band signed to Dine Alone records last year to begin a new chapter of studio releases. Frontman Chris Cresswell says, "On Mass Candescence, we pick up where Inviting Light left off and we feel that bulb burning bright. These are summer songs about the politics of living, and the heartbreak of growing up. Turn it up, feel your age, and beat the heat.""

Still comprised of the four original steadfast members, The Flatliners continue to build on the enduring connection that brought them together years ago. A testament to perseverance and dedication, The Flatliners have logged countless miles on the road and amassed a dedicated legion of fans since the band's inception. 

 Slaves Back With New Single 'Cut And Run'.

SlavesThursday 14th June 2018
Exploding back onto the scene like a hand grenade of riffs, Slaves are back with their brand new single 'Cut and Run'. The track debuted last night as Annie Mac's Hottest Record on Radio 1.

Built around a staccato post-punk riff and double time drums, the track was lyrically inspired by a chance encounter Isaac had with a Conservative Party canvasser who came knocking on the wrong door (i.e. his).

The video sees the band continuing their run of tongue in cheek interpretations of their tunes. This time the punk duo have abandoned their instruments for the expressive power of dance, decamping to a ballet studio (the Royal Academy of Dance to be specific) to invent a viral sensation akin to the Fester Skank... the Cut And Run.

Having already had an action-packed year playing the likes of Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas and the Main Stage at Governor's Ball in New York, Isaac and Laurie have a packed summer of festivals and shows ahead of them, including Exit Festival in Serbia, Lollapalooza in Chicago and supporting Foo Fighters at the Olympic Stadium. All this culminating in a return to one of their spiritual homes, Reading and Leeds Festivals where they will co-headline the Radio1 Stage. 

Lives Dates
17th June – Download Festival – Paris
23rd June – Olympic Stadium (supporting Foo Fighters) – London
7th July – Roskilde Festival – Denmark
12th July – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid
14th July – Exit Festival – Serbia
20th July – Colours of Ostrava – Ostrava - Czech Republic
27th - Nuits Secretes Festival – Aunoye-Aymeries - France
2nd August – Lollapalooza – Chicago, USA
2nd August – Empty Bottle (Headline) – Chicago, USA
12th August – Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
24th – 26th August Reading & Leeds Festival – UK
28th September – Crucial Fest – Salt Lake City, USA
6th October – Cal Jam Fest – California, USA

 Modern Life Is War Announce Ongoing Singles Series Titled Tribulation Worksongs.

Modern Life Is WarTuesday 12th June 2018
Modern Life Is War have announced an ongoing singles series titled Tribulation Worksongs and today, the band has released Volume 1.  Featuring two tracks, "Feels Like End Times" (which originally premiered the music video form via Revolver Magazine) and "Lonesome Valley Ammunitions," Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 1 is their first new release since 2013's excellent LP, Fever Hunting.

You can watch new video for 'Feels Like End Times' here
Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 1 was recorded by Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios. Aiming to be as hand built as possible, the lyrics/credits of each song were typed by Modern Life Is War vocalist/lyricist Jeff Eaton on his antique typewriter. These were later hand stamped on the front and back covers by artist Jacob Bannon, making each cover totally unique. The labels of the vinyl were also hand stamped before final assembly by the people at Deathwish.

Tribulation Worksongs: Volume 1 is available from Deathwish Inc.
Modern Life Is War will be on tour in the UK & Europe this Summer, and will play select shows with Gorilla Biscuits and others this September in the U.S.A.
Modern Life Is War tour dates:
Jun. 17 — Aarau, Switzerland — Kiff
Jun. 18 — Leipzig, Germany — Conne Island *
Jun. 19 — Prague, CZ — Eternia *
Jun. 20 — Berlin, Germany — SO36 *
Jun. 21 — Karlsruhe, Germany — NCO Club *
Jun. 22 — Paris, France — Petit Bain *
Jun. 23 — Clisson, France — Hellfest
Jun. 24 — Dessel, Belgium — Graspop
Jun. 25 — Brighton, UK — The Haunt
Jun. 26 — Leeds, UK — Brudenell Social Club
Jun. 27 — Bristol, UK — The Exchange
Jun. 28 — London, UK — Underworld
Jun. 29 — Ijsselsteyn, NL — Jera On Air
Jun. 30 — Munster, Germany — Vainstream Rockfest
Sept. 15 — Denver, CO — Marquis Theater
Sept. 29 — Chicago, IL — Metro ^
Sept. 30 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly's ^
* w/ Cro-Mags, Culture Abuse
^ w/ Gorilla Biscuits

 Metallica To Be Awarded Polar Music Prize.

MetallicaTuesday 12th June 2018
Metallica – along with fellow laureate Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) – will be awarded the Polar Music Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

How to Watch: If you live in Sweden, you can tune in to TV4 or stream the ceremony on TV4 Play beginning at 18.00 CEST.

If you live or are stationed in Afghanistan, you can catch the ceremony broadcast on TOLOnews.

For fans outside of the Polar Music Prize broadcast regions, fans can follow Metallica's socials as they explore Stockholm on Tuesday, watch Lars participating in the "Meet the Laureates" Polar Talk on Wednesday, and for the ceremony itself on Thursday.

Metallica commented "We are truly humbled and inspired to be recognized in this manner and hope you will follow along with us throughout the whole experience."

For more information about the Polar Music Prize visit polarmusicprize.org.

 Chino Moreno Releases Solo Track 'Brief Exchange'.

chino MorenoTuesday 12th June 2018
Chino Moreno from Deftones releases solo track entitled "Brief Exchange,"inspired by DC Entertainment's new graphic novel DARK NIGHTS: METAL: DELUXE EDITION available now in comic book shops, bookstores and digitally on Tuesday, June 12. This also marks Moreno's first collaboration with DC.

Get the song at all digital partners here.

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This deluxe hardcover collects issues #1-6 of the DARK NIGHTS: METAL monthly series and is written and drawn by the best-selling creative team of writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo. Batman has uncovered an ancient and evil mystery... One that could destroy the very fabric of the DC Universe! A Dark Multiverse has been revealed, full of devastating threats and vile creatures that have been loosed upon the DCU, with only The World's Greatest Super-Heroes rising to the challenge of defending it!

Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Mike Elizondo(Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots, The Regrettes) and film composer and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates(Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, Deadpool), "Brief Exchange" spotlights Moreno.

"Brief Exchange" features Bates on guitar, Elizondo on bass and Gil Sharone from Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer behind the drum kit. Its dark lyrics remain befitting of the graphic novel's themes. "Brief Exchange" showcases yet another facet of one of rock music's most prolific forces. 

Formed in Sacramento, CA, Deftones have released eight studio albums to date and have sold nearly 20 million albums worldwide.

This release marks the 2nd in this series of tracks inspired by DC Comics' new graphic novel DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL, Beginning with "Red Death" by Brann Dailor—co-vocalist, drummer, and co-founder of GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy rock juggernaut  Mastodon. "Red Death" is available now. 

Get "Red Death" at all digital partners here.
Deftones hit the UK next week as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall on June 20th. Tickets sold out in minutes. 
About DC Entertainment: 

DC Entertainment, home to the iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

 With Confidence Announce New Album 'Love And Loathing'.

With ConfidenceTuesday 12th June 2018
With Confidence have announced details of their forthcoming new album 'Love and Loathing', which will be released August 10th via Hopeless Records. The band have also announced six UK headline shows in September, tickets for which will go on general sale this Friday at 9am GMT.

The colourful music video for catchy new single 'That Something' is out now on the Hopeless Records YouTube channel and can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/ThatSomethingVideo  

With Confidence called on veteran producer Mike Green (All Time Low, Paramore) to help them create 'Love and Loathing'. An album filled with soaring melodies and emotive lyrics, 'Love and Loathing' carries you through first loves, blistering breakups and everything in-between.

According to bassist and vocalist Jayden Seeley, the final themes weren't clear until they had finished most of the songs. "There's a looming relationship with loathing, mostly about the concept of self-loathing," explains Seeley. "That period before getting into a relationship is very introspective—you're trying to be a better person, but a lot of how that happens is because people are really hard on [themselves]. That ties back to love just as strongly, because in the relationship, you want to keep being better. In every way."

With Confidence will also be performing on the entire and final cross country run of the Vans Warped Tour this summer - www.vanswarpedtour.com/dates

Formed in 2012, With Confidence is lead vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, vocalist/guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, and drummer Joshua Brozzesi. In 2017, they took home the award for Best New Artist Music Video at the Alternative Press Music Awards. 'Love and Loathing' is the follow up to 2016's 'Better Weather'.

UK Headline Tour:
21st September  Nottingham Rescue Rooms
22nd September  London Garage
24th September  Glasgow King Tuts
25th September  Manchester Academy 3
26th September  Birmingham Mama Roux's
27th September  Cardiff Globe

 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2018 Winners In.

Metal Hammer Golden Gods AwardsMonday 11th June 2018
The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2018 in association with Monster Energy was once again the ultimate celebration of the past 12 months of rock and metal from around the world. Ozzy Osbourne was on hand to collect the evening's main accolade, The Golden God Award, and an incredible full-production set from Parkway Drive closed the ceremony.

Taking place at Indigo at The O2, London on Monday, June 11, Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta hosted this unique and special night, which was, like all Golden Gods shows, all about the fans. There were no tables, no sit-down dinners, no industry backslapping – this was a room full of genuine fans who have voted in their hundreds of thousands to see their favourite bands be victorious.

"The Golden Gods aren't just the biggest metal awards on the planet – they're the only music awards that put our community at the very heart of it all," says Metal Hammer Editor, Merlin Alderslade. "Thank you to everyone who came out to support the awards and who continue to support the magazine. What a night. Same again next year, yeah?"

With a career dating back almost five decades, Ozzy Osbourne's status sees him rightly revered as one of the most important – and, at times, infamous – figureheads in all of rock and metal, which is why he was presented with 2018's Golden God accolade. The Prince Of Darkness himself came to the event, fresh from his headline set at the Download Festival on Sunday (June 10) to accept his accolade.

On receiving the award, Ozzy said, "What an immense honour it is to be getting a second Golden God Award after Sabbath picked one up last year. The fans who have supported me and this music mean everything to me, which is why getting this award is so special."

Previous acceptees of the Golden God included Motörhead legend Lemmy, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine and Rob Zombie amongst others.

Parkway Drive are one of the most exciting live bands on the planet, and they closed the show with a blistering full-production set. This was an incredibly intense and intimate show for the band that headlined Download Festival's Zippo Encore Stage on Saturday (June 9) and last year played two nights at the prestigious, 5,000-capacity Brixton Academy as part of their world tour.

As ever, the awards ceremony was woven together with live performances, making this five-artist bill one of the most exciting of the year. Synthwave sensation Carpenter Brut opened the show playing alongside Baroness, Myrkur and Meshuggah. In previous years, there have been headline sets from Motörhead, Mastodon, Anthrax and Steel Panther to name but a few.

The evening's awards once again honoured the very best new and established artists from around the globe, as well as the events and record labels that make this genre the force it is. Japan's latest metal sensations, Lovebites, won Best New Band sponsored by Röad Crew. The all-female power metal crew have taken their motherland by storm and look set for world domination! Wolves In The Throne Room won Best Underground Band sponsored by Relapse Records. The American black metallers released their sixth full-length studio album, 'Thrice Woven', in September to critical acclaim.

Judas Priest, like fellow Brummies Black Sabbath, are one of the forefathers and most important bands in rock and metal, and they were winners of the Best British Band sponsored by Nuclear Blast. Next year is their 50th anniversary, and they are still as relevant and immense today as the day they began! Best Live Band sponsored by Monster Energy was won by Italy's multi-award-winning gothic metallers, Lacuna Coil. Best International Band went to Sweden's melodic death metallers Arch Enemy, who co-headlined a sold-out North America tour in 2017 with Trivium and released their acclaimed 10th studio album, 'Will To Power'.


US-based Sumerian Records have been a driving force for modern metal bands and this year won the Best Independent Label. Winner of the Best Event sponsored by Spinefarm Records needs no introduction and is without doubt one of the most respected festivals in the world: Download. Taking place the weekend before the Golden God Awards, the festival's headliners this year were Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N' Roses and the Golden God himself, Ozzy Osbourne.

Breakthrough sponsored by Sumerian Records this year went to Code Orange, who released their third album, 'Forever', in 2017 through Roadrunner Records, which propelled their career and saw them nominated for a Grammy for the album's opening track of the same name. Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit guitarist and the lead vocalist and guitarist of the alternative and industrial metal bands Black Light Burns and Big Dumb Face, was this year's Riff Lord sponsored by Chapman Guitars.

Lebanon's Kaoteon have been arrested and have found huge opposition to their music from authorities and religious groups in their own country. Despite this, they are at the forefront of a growing metal scene in Beirut and are taking the metal world by storm. They are the worthy winners of the Global Metal Award sponsored by Century Media. The Inspiration Award sponsored by uDiscover was won by Sweden's Meshuggah, who were formed more than 30 years ago, and Best Album sponsored by Roadrunner Records went to Denmark's Myrkur for her second album, 'Mareridt', and both artists performed live on the night.

Spirit Of Hammer sponsored by Sliptrick Records went to Jessica Pimentel, who plays Maria Ruiz in 'Orange Is The New Black' and is also the lead singer of metal band Alekhine's Gun and backing vocalist in the band Brujeria. Spirit Of Hammer is an award for those who hold the principles and passion of metal and what Metal Hammer stands for! Icon sponsored by Zippo Encore doesn't get bigger than Maynard James Keenan. Vocalist of Tool, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, he has sold millions of records around the world and recently released A Perfect Circle's fourth album, 'Eat the Elephant', their first in 14 years, which debuted at number four in the US Billboard Top 100.

The full list of winners:

Best New Band sponsored by Röad Crew - Lovebites    
Best Underground Band sponsored by Relapse Records - Wolves In The Throne Room
Best British Band sponsored by Nuclear Blast - Judas Priest
Best Live Band sponsored by Monster Energy - Lacuna Coil
Best International Band - Arch Enemy        
Best Independent Label - Sumerian Records
Best Event sponsored by Spinefarm Records - Download Festival
Breakthrough sponsored by Sumerian Records - Code Orange    
Riff Lord sponsored by Chapman Guitars - Wes Borland
Global Metal sponsored by Century Media - Kaoteon
Inspiration sponsored by uDiscover - Meshuggah
Best Album sponsored by Roadrunner Records  - Myrkur 'Mareridt'
Spirit Of Hammer sponsored by Sliptrick Records - Jessica Pimentel
Icon sponsored by Zippo Encore - Maynard James Keenan
Golden God sponsored by LouderSound.com - Ozzy Osbourne

 Parkway Drive Announce UK Arena Tour.

Parkway DriveMonday 11th June 2018
Following their awe-inspiring set as headliners of the Zippo Encore Stage at Download Festival this weekend, Australian metal giants, Parkway Drive have announced a run of 4 HUGE UK shows for early 2019.  

Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 15th at 10 am GMT.

January 2019

29th Manchester, O2 Apollo
31st Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

February

1st Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
2nd London, Alexandra Palace

www.livenation.co.uk / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Parkway Drive released their sixth studio album, Reverence, on May 4th to mass critical acclaim. Reverence is the most sonically adventurous and emotionally intense effort yet from the Byron Bay-based five-piece.

"Reverence represents the most honest and personal record we have ever created," says Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall. "It has been born through pain, sacrifice, and conviction, with the ultimate goal of expanding not only what Parkway Drive stand for musically, but who we are as people. Thank you for listening."

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015's IRE—Parkway Drive's most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band's sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive's most devastating songs yet.

Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, Parkway Drive have released five studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

CURRENT PARKWAY DRIVE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

June

14th Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
15th Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS
16th Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS
18th Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS  
19th Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS  
20th Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
21st Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS
22nd Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS
23rd Clisson, Hellfest (FR) – TICKETS
26th Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS  
28th Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS
29th Madrid, Download Festival (ES) – TICKETS
30th Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST)– TICKETS

July

1st Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI) – TICKETS

 American Satan Comes To Sky TV.

American SatanMonday 11th June 2018
Sumerian Films’ critically acclaimed supernatural thriller, AMERICAN SATAN, starring Andy ‘Black’ Biersack, Malcolm McDowell, Denise Richards, John Bradley and more, is now available to view on Sky Cinema in the UK. 

Directed by Sumerian Films and Records founder Ash Avildsen, AMERICAN SATAN was released in over 120 theaters across America, Canada, Mexico, U.K. and Australia through AMC Independent theaters on Friday the 13th of October, receiving an 84% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 83% Tomatometer from the critics

“Avildsen turns the dial up to 11, throwing music biz satire and heavy metal bombast into the mix, as well as shaping a cautionary tale about the cost of stardom.” - UK’s MovieTalk

AMERICAN SATAN boasts an all-star cast including Golden Globe Nominee Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Halloween, “Mozart in the Jungle”), John Bradley (From “Game of Thrones”), Mark Boone, Jr. (FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Denise Richards (Wild Things, Starship Troopers), and teen superstars Disney’s BooBoo Stewart (The Twilight Series, X-Men: Days Of Future Past) and Nickelodeon’s Drake Bell. 

From the producer of Halloween & The Devil’s Rejects, AMERICAN SATAN features Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria), who bring rock & roll authenticity to the film. 
AMERICAN SATAN plays upon the dream every kid has of becoming a rock star and asks the question, what would you do to achieve that dream? The story follows a young rock band that moves to Los Angeles to chase their dreams of stardom on the Sunset Strip. Hell-bent on following in the footsteps of their musical idols, they meet an enigmatic stranger (McDowell) who seems to know them better than they know themselves. Preying on their most basic desires and emotions, he entices them with an offer that sets them on a path to fame and fortune; but when they release their debut album, “American Satan,” it sets off a firestorm of controversy, death and destruction beyond anything the music world could ever imagine.

The first showing is on Monday 11th June at 10.20pm. For more information check SKY. 
There are also plans for a TV series spin off entitled “Paradise City”, which begins shooting later this year.

 State Champs Release New Music Video.

State ChampsMonday 11th June 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs have released new video for 'Our Time To Go.' The song is taken from the bands new album Living Proof  out June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site

You can listen to 'Our Time To Go' here
State Champs recently announced a headline UK tour this October with support from Seaway, Stand Atlantic and Woes.

You can see the band at the following dates:

22nd October - Academy Dublin - Tickets
23rd October - O2 ABC Glasgow - Tickets
24th October - Northumbria Institute Newcastle - Tickets
26th October - Academy 1 Manchester - Tickets
27th October - Roundhouse London - Tickets
29th October - UEA Norwich - Tickets
30th October - O2 Academy Leeds - Tickets
31st October - O2 Institute Birmingham - Tickets
1st November - O2 Academy Bristol - Tickets
Tickets on sale

 Voivod Announce UK And European Tour.

VoivodMonday 11th June 2018
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are not only celebrating their 35th band-anniversary, but have also just wrapped up studio-work for their upcoming new studio album entitled “The Wake”. Expected for a late September worldwide release via Century Media Records, “The Wake” is the highly anticipated successor to 2013’s “Target Earth” album and the 2016 mini-album “Post Society”.

VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment:
 We are thrilled to let you know that our new album, “The Wake”, is completed! The music is like a futuristic prog thrash metal trek with many twists and turns, and the story involves the usual Voivodian topics: disasters, chaos, conflicts, strange plots and alternate consciousness. We are excited with the result and can't wait to get the material out to you this fall!
Also, try to catch us when we tour Europe in September and October. It will be a great opportunity for the band to test some songs from our upcoming album.”
Here is a list of the comprehensive European run, which will feature the following rotating support acts: Maggot Heart (from 07 until 16 Sept), Nightrage (from 18 until 26 Sept) and Bio-Cancer (from 28 Sept until 20 Oct):

VOIVOD – European Tour 2018:
07.09.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) – Futurum *
08.09.2018 Poznan (Poland) – U Bazyla *
09.09.2018 Warsaw (Poland) – Hydrozagadka *
10.09.2018 Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat *
11.09.2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club *
13.09.2018 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Flying Circus Pub *
14.09.2018 Belgrade (Serbia) – Elektropionir *
15.09.2018 Budapest (Hungary) – Durer Kert *
16.09.2018 Vienna (Austria) – Szene *  
18.09.2018 Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv **
19.09.2018 Rome (Italy) – Largo **
20.09.2018 Milan (Italy) – Santeria **
21.09.2018 Winterthur (Switzerland) – Gaswerk **
22.09.2018 Seyssinet Pariset (France) – Ilyade **
24.09.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Boveda **
25.09.2018 Madrid (Spain) – Nazca **
26.09.2018 Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club ** 
28.09.2018 Marseille (France) – Jas' Rod ***
29.09.2018 Paris (France) – Petit Bain ***
30.09.2018 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur ***       
02.10.2018 Southampton (UK) – The Joiners ***
03.10.2018 Cardiff (UK) – The Globe ***
04.10.2018 Leeds (UK) – Temple Of Boom ***
05.10.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse ***
06.10.2018 Manchester (UK) – Rebellion ***
07.10.2018 London (UK) – Underworld *** 

09.10.2018 Brussels (Belgium) – Magasin 4 ***
10.10.2018 Amstelveen (The Netherlands) – P60 ***
11.10.2018 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo ***
12.10.2018 Cologne (Germany) – Luxor ***
13.10.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo ***
14.10.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Pumpehuset ***
15.10.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubb Nalen ***
17.10.2018 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia ***
18.10.2018 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi ***
20.10.2018 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee ***
Support bands:

* Maggot Heart (from 07 until 16 Sept)
** Nightrage (from 18 until 26 Sept) 
*** Bio-Cancer (from 28 Sept until 20 Oct)
More details and news and VOIVOD and “The Wake” to follow soon!

 Download Festival 2018 A Success 2019 Dates Announced.

Download FestivalMonday 11th June 2018
he world premier rock and metal event took place as 100,000 descended to the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, Leicester across the weekend for the 16th annual Download Festival. The capacity crowds witnessed the triumphant return of Guns N' Roses with the full 'Not In This Lifetime' show as living legends Axl Rose, Slash and Duff Mckagen delivered an unforgettable hits filled set. Stadium smashers Avenged Sevenfold cemented their status as one of the biggest forces in the rock world and the Prince Of Darkness himself and midlands native Ozzy Osbourne closed the festival with panache on his first ever solo appearance at the festival as the only UK date on his 'No More Tours' farewell tour.

With the sun shining throughout the weekend, the atmosphere was electric as waves of fans once again lived up to the moniker of what is widely regarded as the UK friendliest festival, celebrating inclusivity, self-expression and displaying a lot of headbanging.

With early birds arriving on Wednesday, taking full advantage of a whole host of entertainment and activities before the main festival opened including the Side Splitter Comedy Tent, Lords Of Lightening, silent disco and annual official Air Guitar contest winner will be flown out to Sweden to compete in the world final. A standout success was the incredibly popular Do.om Yoga, a slow yoga session practiced to sludgy doom metal - with demand outweighing capacity for the heavy metal twist on the trend was perfect to warm up the mindfulness fans for the weekend ahead. No one was caught short as the festival opened the first full-scale Co-op on site making sure essentials were at hand for all and the debut of Co-op's reverse recycling' vending machines, where revellers could earn cash by recycling their plastic.

Download has been awarded the Gold Level of Attitude Is Everything's Charter of Best Practice, only the 2nd festival of over 80,000 capacity to have done so.

Gideon Feldman said:
"The commitment Download have shown to accessibility and inclusion clearly sits at the heart of the festival, from the amazing viewing platforms to the campsite provision and in 2018 the addition of British Sign Language performance interpreting for 18 bands across the weekend and an on request service, Download deserves to be recognised for the outstanding work they have shown this year and over the past years"

The first full day of music on Friday saw home-grown heroes You Me At Six deliver a stunning second stage headline performance – as they announced their new album at the festival. UK metal torch-bearers Bullet For My Valentine roared through rock-club anthems 'Tears Don't Fall', 'Scream Aim Fire' and new hits 'Letting You Go' more as they march toward album number six 'Gravity'. Andrew WK brought the party in signature style. Punk Legends Bad Religion smashed through punk masterclass and tech metal front-runners Tesseract headlined the dogtooth stage and of course the much loved festival mascot the Download Dog was out in full force enjoying the festivities with the Download family.

Avenged Sevenfold made their welcome return to the sacred grounds on Donnington to make a huge statement that they belong in the upper echelon of world dominating bands and they delivered. With a massive production and a two hour set delving into their extensive bat catalogue with hits 'City Of Evil', the number 1 selling 'Hail To The King' and latest surprise album 'The Stage'. A7X paid service to their oldest fans, going all the way back to 2005 classic 'Unholy confessions', the Californian group proved that they are here to stay as festival headliners.

Throughout the weekend, WWE NXT provided non-stop high impact action in their full-size wrestling arena. Capacity crowds were amazed with displays of skill, athleticism and high-flying manoeuvres as the most electrifying names in sports entertainment delivered the full NXT experience to Donington Park.

With Guns N' Roses set to hit the stage in on Saturday evening anticipation was in the air, it was a family affair with bassist Duff McKagen's daughter Grace McKagen opening the main stage in her own band The Pink Slips. Second stage headliners Parkway Drive could never be shown up. Having long been touted as future headliners, this was a watershed moment which saw the aussies shine (not just due to the amount of fire and pyro on stage) as incredibly powerful live force ticking every box. Japanese idols BABYMETAL received a hero's welcome with their infectious mix of J-pop and furiously fast metal. The crowd roared through sets from grunge legends L7, Neck Deep and Thunder who appeared on the very first 'Monsters Of Rock' bill. Hard-rocking titans Black Stone Cherry pulled out all the stops, with chunky riffs and singalongs a plenty.

Exactly one minute early the rock icons that had been on the tip of everyone's tongues Guns N' Roses came on to stage to a deafening roar and delivered a rock and roll masterclass. Ripping through crowd pleasing, 'It's So Easy', 'Night train' 'Welcome To The Jungle', 'You Could Be Mine', no stone was left unturned. Filled with surprises and nods to missing friends including Velvet Revolver 'Slither' and Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' and of course eternal 'Sweet Child O Mine' 'Paradise City' and 'November Rain', Guns N Roses delivered a set that will go down in history for all the right reasons.

Download celebrated the success of the first ever Eco Campsite sponsored by Greenpeace which was filled to capacity. Campers agreed to uphold a  set of principles including: respecting the natural environment and fellow campers, being responsible for rubbish and taking all camping equipment home.

This Sunday morning fans were no less energetic bounding in the arena as the sun continued to shine down on the famous grounds, which in 2018 was the largest single site festival in the UK. Alexisonfire provided huge servings of nostalgia with emo anthems 'Young Cardinals,' 'Rough Hands'  and more , festival favourites The Hives delivered a powerhouse set with front man Howlin Pelle Almqvist raising the roof engaging every single member of the crowd with his trademark charm and unstoppable energy. Rise Against led a politically charged punk call to action with a relentless performance. Body Count ft. Ice T wasted no time, opening with a bombastic cover of Slayer's 'Reign In Blood' and rallying against the system of flying through hardcore anthems 'Institutionalised' and 'No Lives Matter'. Grammy nominees Baroness left a lasting impression with their polished hard hitting Dogtooth headline set. Shock rock pioneer Marylin Manson did not disappoint, with the sardonic dark lord of rock club smashers and live spectacle the 'God Of Fuck' knows how shock and awe flying through  'Disposable Teens', 'Beautiful People', 'This Is The New Shit' and 'Kill 4 Me' on incredible form.

With Ozzy Osbourne due to close tonight's proceedings in what will be a very special performance for the midlands native – as he makes his solo debut as Download Festival headliner. Often credited with inventing heavy metal fans will be treated to a whole host of Ozzy and Black Sabbath classics including the 'Bark At the Moon', 'War Pigs', 'Crazy Train', 'Paranoid'. With Sharon and Kelly Osbourne on site for support the local legend and godfather of metal will provide a weight and fitting end to what has been one of Download's most successful years yet.

Download Festival next year takes place on 14, 15, 16 June 2019.

Highlights of the 16th Download Festival will be broadcast on SKY ARTS on 29th and 30th June.

 Deaf Havana Announce New Album 'Rituals'.

Deaf HavanaMonday 11th June 2018
K 5-piece Deaf Havana are set to release their fifth studio album Rituals on August 10th 2018 through SO Recordings.  This is the follow-up to their Top 5 album All These Countless Nights.  First single Sinner is available now to stream and download.

The album was written and recorded less than six months ago, as a challenge taken up by James Veck-Gilodi (vocals) & Phil Gornell (Co-Producer) to subvert the band's writing process, and present songs representative of the band in the present. 

Phil (also Deaf Havana's Front of House technician) invited James up to his home studio Steel City Studios in Sheffield for a couple of days after Christmas.  Having toured together throughout 2017, and having had no headspace to write anything new, suddenly there was this short breathing space in which they found themselves playing music together. Just for the fun of it.  Together with Phil, James decided to go at songwriting from a completely new perspective; re-discovering the love of making music purely for his own enjoyment. He ended up staying for three months.

'I was that house guest who never leaves' chuckles James, 'but at the same time, Phil wouldn't let me go either – we felt we were on to something, creating something that I loved. Phil was an amazing soundboard, bouncing ideas back & forth, and he ended up co-producing the album.'

Rituals is the result of throwing out the 'Deaf Havana rulebook': first; James picked the song titles, second; he wrote tracks that fit the theme of those titles, third; everything was written on the computer, then the band came in to play all the parts.  Working like this felt like working backwards to James, who had previously only written songs on his acoustic guitar, with continuous input from the rest of the band. They set themselves a deadline of April to finish writing, and if any of it was any good, they would make it available by August.  No more waiting half a decade for people to finally hear any music.

Laughingly, James says: "It feels quite self-indulgentThis is the first time I feel like I have made an album that is all for me, written purely for my own enjoyment.  I understand that I might alienate some people who might not 'get' the album, but I am so fortunate that the band are behind me all the way.  Everyone is super excited to get out on the road and play all these songs live."

A recurring theme on the album is one of struggle and redemption.  Now happily married and feeling secure of his place in the world for the first time in his life, James' lyrics cover the themes of disconnect, wrestling with the self and letting go of personal demons. The music is in turn introspective and joyous, with help from the London Contemporary Voices choir, who feature on 5 tracks.  The band performed with the choir at their only UK show in 2018, when they played an intimate show at London's Union Chapel for the War Child charity as part of the BRIT awards gigs.

An additional UK show has been announced: The band will be second from the top of the bill on the Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds festival this August.

Track listing:
1. Wake
2. Sinner
3. Ritual
4. Hell
5. Holy
6. Saviour
7. Fear
8. Pure
9. Evil
10. Heaven
11. Worship
12. Saint
13. Epiphany

The theme of redemption ties into the art the band have wrapped into the album cover, a series by the visual artist Wolf James entitled 'My Love Is Lethal (A personal series dedicated to Letting Go)'.

 Boston Manor Announce Second Studio Album 'Welcome To the Neighbourhood'.

Boston ManorFMonday 11th June 2018
Blackpool's Boston Manor have announced that their second album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' will be released via Pure Noise Records on 7th September, 2018. The band have also announced their biggest headline tour to date which will see them traverse the UK & Europe through September and October, including a date at London's iconic Electric Ballroom on 22nd September. Support on the UK dates will come from Microwave, Drug Church and Wallflower. 

Produced by Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Public Enemy), 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' is a soundtrack to disenfranchisement set in a fictionalised version of the band's hometown. The first single to be revealed from the album is the 'Halo', a song underpinned by a wash of doomy electronics and visualised in the dark vignettes of its accompanying music video. "'Halo' almost got scrapped & didn't make the album," vocalist Henry Cox admits. "It was a totally different song, much slower and moodier. About a month before we went into the studio we reworked it entirely & it morphed into this current incarnation. It's a song about feeling trapped; being in a vicious cycle & not knowing if there'll ever be a way out."

The world that 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' inhabits is an unapologetically bleak one, a world rife with poverty and drug addiction, boarded up shops and a population unable to escape a predicament they didn't even know they were in. "My generation financially and culturally barren," Cox says. "We can't afford to buy a house, we're very much paying the price for our parents' generation's mistakes, but at the same time too fucking lazy and distracted and comfortable to do anything about it." 

While Cox is also keen to point out that this album is neither politically-motivated nor one taking arms against his parents' generation – "If anything," he chuckles, "it's more of a stab at my generation" – the 12 songs on the album have nevertheless been shaped by the tumultuous state of the world and Cox's own worries for both its future and the future of his generation. By using the band's hometown of Blackpool – which is also where, as usual, they wrote all these songs – the band grounds those fears into a physical, tangible location, which also serves as a metaphor for the larger themes and issues that inspired and which dominate these songs. "In the '50s, '60s and '70s," explains Cox, "Blackpool was this booming town. It was a holiday destination, a place where you can go to forget all your troubles and now things here are just so fucked up – there are huge drug problems and a 40 per cent unemployment rate in the winter. It was once this beautiful thing and it's become a little bit broken." 

'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' is just as emotionally charged and meaningful as ever. With that comes a hope that this album, by addressing the issues it does, can have a positive impact on the future. "I'm just trying to draw attention to a few issues," he says. "The things that are important to my generation are just so trivial in my eyes, but who am I to say? I can't really offer any immediate solutions, but I can try to throw a bucket of cold water on some of my peers, to just get them to feel more and think more and not be so apathetic."

'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' UK Tour:
(w/ support from Microwave, Drug Church & Wallflower)

Fri 21 Sep UK Bristol Thekla
Sat 22 Sep UK London Electric Ballroom
Sun 23 Sep UK Birmingham Mama Roux's
Mon 24 Sep UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wed 26 Sep UK Liverpool Hangar 34
Thu 27 Sep UK Glasgow SWG3
Fri 28 Sep   UK Leeds Key Club
Sat 29 Sep  UK Manchester Gorilla

Further UK dates:
Thu 12 Jul UK Cheltenham 2000 Trees Festival
Fri 13 Jul   UK Hatfield Forum w/ Enter Shikari
Fri 20 Jul   UK

 Tesseract Announce UK Headline Shows.

TesseractMonday 11th June 2018
Having played to an ever growing fanbase in North America on their 6-week tour in support of their new album Sonder and following a phenomenal set on Friday, when they headlined Download Festival's Dogtooth Stage, TesseracT are excited to announce the UK & Ireland dates on their Sonder headline tour 'We're finally able to announce TesseracT's return to our home shores! It's been over 2 years since our last UK headline and we're excited to bring our biggest and best show to our UK fans. We're also in very good company, joining us -  our friends, Between the Buried and Me and Plini - these shows are not to be missed...we'll see you all there!'  enthuses vocalist Daniel Tompkins.

UK & Ireland headline Sonder Tour w/ Between The Buried & Me + Plini
Nov 27 -  Bristol, SWX
Nov 28 -  Manchester, Academy 2
Nov 29 -  Glasgow, Garage
Nov 30 -  Birmingham, O2 Institute
Dec 01 -  London, O2 Shepherd´s Bush Empire
Dec 02 – Dublin, Tivoli

Tickets will on sale Friday 15th June 10am: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/tesseract & for Dublin: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/197046/1410816 

Amos Williams continues 'One of our earliest international tours was with BTBAM. They left quite an impression on us that has altered our approach to performance and presentation ever since. So, prepare yourselves UK, for quite a show. Plini are bringing the awesome (as they did each, and every day on our recent North American tour with them), BTBAM are bringing the incredible, and we're bringing everything we can and then some more to these shows. We're also planning to perform Sonder in full and film the London show on December 1st at Shepherds Bush Empire; a mile stone venue for TesseracT, where we will get to play on a stage that has been host to many of our heroes throughout its history. '

TesseracT will be appearing at various summer festivals including Graspop, Hellfest, Download Madrid, Metal Days and Gefle in Sweden.

September will see the band taking the Sonder tour to Australia, with support coming from Circles; 

With the European Sonder tour featuring, special guests  Between The Buried & Me + Plini

commences on 9th November in Cologne, Germany and will take the band through France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Scandinavia and more. For further information, full routing and tickets see  www.tesseractband.co.uk . 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "KING" FROM SONDER HERE

 Mike Vennart Announces Live Shows And Second Vennart Album.

Mike VennartMonday 11th June 2018
Former Oceansize and British Theatre front man and current Biffy Clyro live guitarist Mike Vennart can announce details for his forthcoming 2nd VENNART album

'To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea', which is set for release September 14th through his own Medium Format label. The record was produced by Mike Vennart and Steve Durose, once again features former Oceansize colleagues Steve Durose and Richard 'Gambler' Ingram alongside powerhouse drummer Denzel, and a brand new single 'Immortal Soldiers' got its world exclusive premier last night (Sunday 10th June) on the Radio 1 Rock Show, which you can listen back to - HERE

'Immortal Soldiers' YT Audio link - HERE

Over the course of the albums 54 minutes, Mike presents 10 diverse and bewitching musical compositions that stand alongside the very best songs of his illustrious 20-year career. Hypnotic ethereal textures rub up alongside fuzzed up guitar lines, whilst funky bass lines rumble under a mechanised choir of discontent. 'To Cure a Blizzard Upon a Plastic Sea' provides an oblique commentary on the fine line between coping with mindfulness and madness. It presents a world view that is at once personal and political, one that attempts to retain a slither of sanity in a society that is becoming increasingly fractured.

From Mike Vennart on the album - "It's about Mindfulness, Madness and Magic. The bulk of the ideas of the record came from a pretty rubbish Japanese toy from the 70s called an Omnichord. The sound of it isn't really interesting, but it coughed out the chord sequences of my dreams, taking my songwriting to places there's no way I could've ever done so alone. Some of the words and the grooves are in homage to my love of my adopted home of Manchester. One of the songs has a definite baggy vibe, albeit one through a filter of someone who loves Iron Maiden."

A myriad of themes are presented – fatherhood ("There's no doubt that being a parent has really brought things to the surface. I had to stabilise my own emotions because I've got a kid to look after."), pollution, mental well-being ("There have been people in my life who have had mental illnesses and being there for them has been of great comfort to me. But there's also been people who've had mental illnesses that don't realise they're ill and you get pushed away. There's much to learn from both sides of that situation"), outgrowing drugs – and filtered through Mike's singular perspective, one that manages to cram in references to cultural touchstones of his youth such as Total Recall, Donkey Kong, Transformers and Rocky III amongst the seething politick.

Sometimes these themes crash into one another and intertwine, as on new single Immortal Soldiers, a wry observation about his son's compulsion to enact battles with hundreds of tiny plastic figurines. Whilst this play-time creates a bond between father and son, an anxiety looms over the fact that these plastic Obi-Wans and R2-D2s will outlast us all, proving immortal even whilst executing the war orders of a 5-year old boy - "As I grow older, I'm desperately aware and incredibly phobic of plastic itself; every time a new action figure comes in to the house, I think that's another thing that's just taking up space on this planet and will always be here no matter what. These little guys are going to outlive us all for thousands and thousands of years."

At the end, it took some encouraging words from a musical friend to keep Mike on the correct course -  "Towards the end of the writing of this record, I confided in Steven Wilson about my concern that the record didn't hang together, that it didn't make sense, that there were no radio hits. His advice came at the right time. He basically said 'F**k em Mike, you do whatever you want. Now is the time for a massive artistic folly!' He told me to unleash my inner Trout Mask Replica. Whilst this record is nowhere near as messed up as TMR (what is?) I'm eternally grateful for his words of encouragement into this likely artistic abyss."

'To Cure A Blizzard Upon A Plastic Sea' track-listings:
1. Binary
2. Donkey Kong
3. Immortal Soldiers
4. The Wave
5. Friends Don't Owe
6. Spider Bones
7. Sentientia
8. That's Not Entertainment
9. Diamond Ballgag
10. Robots In Disguise


Live wise, VENNART can also announce a run of UK headline shows in November to support the album. All shows go on sale Wednesday 13th June at 10am.

VENNART UK headline shows in November 2018 (support TBA soon):
Mon 19th - Birmingham, Castle & Falcon TICKETS
Tue 20th - The Fleece, Bristol TICKETS
Thu 22nd - London, Tufnell Park Dome TICKETS 
Fri 23rd - Manchester, The Deaf Institute TICKETS
Sat 24th - Glasgow, King Tut's TICKETS
Sun 25th - Newcastle upon Tyne, The Cluny TICKETS


Mike already has a few shows announced and on sale, including a slot at this years ArcTanGent Festival in Bristol in August, 

ALL confirmed and already announced VENNART live shows:
15th Leeds Key Club
16th Aldershot West End Centre
17th ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol (
with Glassjaw and Shellac)
 

 Less Than Jake Announce Co-headline Tour With Reel Big Fish.

Less Than JakeFriday 8th June 2018
Gainesville, Florida natives and ska/punk/pop pioneers Less Than Jake will play alongside Southern Californian favourites, Reel Big Fish, this winter for a co-headline tour in the UK and Ireland, firing things off with two huge shows in the capital at London's O2 Forum Kentish Town. It's been four years since the two bands have come together for a headline tour and anyone who has witnessed either of them on stage before will know that their live show is powerful and energetic, but most of all an epic party.

You can see Less Than Jake at the following dates:
October
Tuesday 30 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town* - Tickets 
Wednesday 31– London, O2 Forum Kentish Town* - Tickets 
November 
Friday 2 November– Bournemouth, O2 Academy* 
Saturday 3 November – Nottingham, Rock City
Sunday 4 November – Bristol, O2 Academy* 
Tuesday 6 November – Newcastle, O2 Academy*
Thursday 8 November – Leicester, O2 Academy*
Friday 9 November – Liverpool, O2 Academy*
Saturday 10 November – Leeds, University
Sunday 11 November – Birmingham, O2 Academy*
Tuesday 13 November – Norwich, UEA
Wednesday 14 November – Manchester, O2 Ritz*

Thursday 15 November – Glasgow, O2 ABC*
Saturday 17 November – Dublin, Button Factory
Sunday 18 November – Dublin, Button Factory
 

Tickets: £21.00 adv except London £22.50 adv and Dublin €30
*Tickets on sale Wednesday 13 June from Ticketmaster.co.uk 
*O2 customers can get tickets via PRIORITY from Monday 11 June

With over quarter of a century behind them and no signs of slowing down anytime soon, Less Than Jake are as much a musical revelation now as they've always been. A relentless touring and recording output has seen the quintet release eight studio albums, countless EPs and compilations and live records from legendary sets including Live From Astoria (2016) via Rude Records. Continuing to play live for over 150 dates a year keeps Less Than Jake fresher than ever and an unmissable live force. 

Since celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2016, Reel Big Fish have released eight studio albums with their most recent release Candy Coated Furyin 2012, an inspired and infectiously catchy return to the hyperkinetic ska and biting wit of the band's beloved early albums. Still fronted by original lead singer and songwriter Aaron Barrett, their relentless touring schedule sees Reel Big Fish play over 250 shows a year to thousands of loyal fans all over the world! 

With special guests still be announced, get ready for a night of favourites, catalogue classics and all-round mayhem.

 Seaway Release Acoustic Version Of 'Lula On The Beach'.

SeawayFriday 8th June 2018
Toronto pop-punk band Seaway is getting ready for the summer with a release of a new single, an acoustic version of their fan favorite track "Lula On The Beach." The original version of the track is found on the band's latest album, Vacation, that's out now on Pure Noise Records

Stream the acoustic version of "Lula On The Beach" at LulaOnTheBeach.com

"We had a great time reimagining Lula with the incomparable Anton Delost. When we originally wrote Lula we had a bit more of an indie rock vibe in mind while still being true to Seaway, so it was really fun exploring those vibes even further." - Ryan Locke

The new rendition of "Lula On The Beach" arrives just in time for the summer and ahead of their upcoming tour of Canada.

You can see the band at the following dates:

22nd October - Academy Dublin - Tickets
23rd October - O2 ABC Glasgow - Tickets
24th October - Northumbria Institute Newcastle - Tickets
26th October - Academy 1 Manchester - Tickets
27th October - Roundhouse London - Tickets
29th October - UEA Norwich - Tickets
30th October - O2 Academy Leeds - Tickets
31st October - O2 Institute Birmingham - Tickets
1st November - O2 Academy Bristol - Tickets

 Cane Hill To Support Bury Tomorrow On Tour.

Cane HillFriday 8th June 2018
Cane Hill have announced that they will be returning to the UK this December to support Bury Tomorrow on their headline tour.

You can see Cane Hill supporting Bury Tomorrow at the following dates:
11th December SWX Bristol - Tickets
12th December O2 Institute Birmingham - Tickets
13th December Garage Glasgow - Tickets
14th December O2 Ritz Manchester - Tickets
15th December O2 Forum London - Tickets

Tickets on sale Friday 15th June 10am

The band also recently released video for 'It Follows.' The song appears on the band's second album, Too Far Gone, out now via Rise Records.

Watch It Follows here 
he label will also release a limited edition coloured vinyl version of Too Far Gone. Which is available to order here.

 Bury Tomorrow Announce UK Headline Tour To Support Forthcoming Album 'Black Flame'.

Bury TomorrowFriday 8th June 2018
Bury Tomorrow have today announced their first UK headline tour in support of their forthcoming 'Black Flame' album, out July 13th on Music For Nations

Speaking of the tour, frontman Daniel Winter-Bates says, "This is without a doubt the biggest tour our band has ever done. It's a celebration of where we've come from and where we are headed. Black Flame is the album we have always wanted to make and there is no better place to hear it than on this tour. We are absolutely honoured to be taking out 36 Crazyfists, a band that inspired us from the very beginning, showing that true metalcore is still alive and well. Cane Hill are also on board to add the crushing power to a stacked line up!"

The band will play the following venues in December, with support from special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill and more to be announced:

DECEMBER
11: BRISTOL SWX
12: BIRMINGHAM o2 INSTITUTE
13: GLASGOW GARAGE
14: MANCHESTER o2 RITZ
15: LONDON o2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN

Artist pre-sale from June 13th to all who pre-order or have already pre-ordered 'Black Flame' at:
http://www.bury-tomorrow.com

 You Me At Six Announce UK Headline Tour.

You Me At SixFriday 8th June 2018
Following the announcement of new music and a brand new album, You Me At Six today set out their plans to return to the road this November/December. With five headline shows planned across the country, the band will stop off in the capital at O2 Academy Brixton on Friday, November 30th, with support coming from Marmozets & The Xcerts.

November 22nd - Birmingham, O2 Academy
November 23rd - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
November 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland
November 30th - London, O2 Academy Brixton
December 1st - Cardiff, University Great Hall

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. November's tour gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.

Speaking of the tour, the band comment; "We're looking forward to hitting the road this November. Our new record 'VI' will have been out for around a month, so we can't wait to play new & and old music for our fans in some of our favourite venues in the UK!"

Earlier this week, You Me At Six marked their return with an exceptional double A-side of 'Fast Forward' & '3AM', the first tracks taken from their brand new sixth studio album VI. Released on October 5th, the release of VI marks a new partnership between the band and AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint.

Whilst retaining their bite, VI sees them flourish with uplifting alternative pop tracks such as 'Back Again', '3AM' & 'Pray For Me', straying into new territories with electro dance floor leanings on 'IOU', while heavier tracks like 'Fast Forward' & 'Predictable' are set to strike a chord with the band's long standing rock fanbase.

The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.

You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

 The Dirty Nil Announce New Album 'Master Volume'.

The Dirty NilFriday 8th June 2018
Canadian rock juggernauts The Dirty Nil have been tearing their way through the world's grimiest basements and loudest clubs for years, and their new LP 'Master Volume,' (Dine Alone Records, out September 14th) multiplies their JUNO-winning (Breakthrough Group of the Year) sound to stadium-filling, nosebleed-reaching dimensions. Asserting an amplified, technically informed, yet polish-free style, the band proves their punk mastery while retaining all of their raw, buzzed-out power.

Opening for the likes of The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers, and The Wonder Years, guitarist/vocalist Luke Bentham, bassist Ross Miller, and drummer Kyle Fisher have spent their time on the road studying the controlled power of their mentors. For 'Master Volume' their goal was to make the music "less of a sprint and more of a strut" says Luke, and they tasked veteran alt-rock architect John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Death Cab for Cutie) with helping them achieve a slower, more muscular groove. But in typical Dirty Nil fashion, the band was more impressed by his nu-metal and hard-rock cred, and the new music rejects any hints of pretention.

First single "Bathed in Light" epitomises this, a cruelly danceable death-behind-the-wheel jam set to a sludgy, glam rock, Cheap Trick-esque riff. Luke explains of the running theme of cars and crashes through the album: "What can I say, most of the rock 'n' roll I've consumed in my lifetime has something to do with fast cars, as Van Halen as that sounds." Speaking to the origins of "Bathed in Light," he continues "On a tour of England, I kept napping in the back seat of the sprinter. One dream, involving a fiery roundabout death, shocked me to consciousness and put me in a jittery mood. I wrote down some nonsense on the back of a guitar string package and put a stomper of a riff to it at soundcheck. Roundabouts are terrifying."

Since they busted out of their quiet hometown of Dundas, Ontario, in 2011, The Dirty Nil have been making bold impressions with their hard-to-define (only accurate label: rock & roll) sound. Championed by the likes of Vice, Noisey and Stereogum and praised by Pitchfork for smashing "the boundaries separating 'indie,' 'pop punk,' and 'alt-rock'," the band will debut new music for the first time on UK shores at their 2000 Trees festival slot on Friday 13th July.

 Neck Deep Release Video For 'Don't Wait'.

Neck DeepFriday 8th June 2018
Wrexham's Neck Deep have today released the music video for new single, 'Don't Wait' (feat. Sam Carter of Architects), taken from their UK & US Top 5 album, 'The Peace and The Panic'.

Speaking of the track's and the must-watch video, singer Ben Barlow says, "Don't Wait immediately took on a political message for me, as politics and outrage/anger have always gone hand in hand. But it also speaks a lot about unity amongst society and looking out for your fellow humans, as, ultimately human connection is what will bring us all together to (hopefully) make the world a better place.
I knew the video had to convey that message but we also wanted it be somewhat cryptic and not too on the nose. For the first time in the history of the band, I came up with the basic treatment for this video and teamed up with good mates and long time collaborators Joshua Halling and Daniel Broadley (Our World Is Grey), working closely with them on the video was an awesome process and they really took my idea and ran with it. 

The premise of the video is that there are three characters who are all at different phases in their lives, yet they are somewhat connected (how they are connected is for the viewer to figure out). 
The 'beggar/deity' character is prominent in all of their lives and has tried to guide them in what they're doing, however successfully or unsuccessfully. As well as this deity, all the characters are featured being bound by ropes, metaphorically being 'controlled'. 

All of these visual references tie into the lyrics of the song and it's really down to the viewer for them to try and understand it and work it out! For that reason I think it's one of the most interesting and visually appealing videos we've ever done. We wanted to stray from the typical 'band in a forest' type set up and really let the story and the meaning of the song drive the video. OWIG really did nail this one and I'm beyond stoked to have been involved in some capacity. All I can say is good luck working it out! Enjoy!"

Neck Deep headline The Avalanche Stage on Saturday evening at this weekend's Download Festival. Other European festival performances follow before the band embark on another nationwide US headline tour throughout September and October, with the band wrapping up the year with shows in Australia.

 Interpol Announce New Album.

InterpolFriday 8th June 2018
Months of speculation come to an end today as details of the new Interpol album can finally be confirmed: One of the most critically and commercially acclaimed bands of the last decade and a half will release their sixth album, Marauder, August 24th on Matador Records. 

As you read this, Interpol is currently revealing all details (Themes!  Making-of! Album art!  Producer!  Visuals!) to a convergence of their most fervent fans and media, live from General Prim 30 in Mexico City via a livestreamed press conference.  Tune in HERE.

Marauder's first single, "The Rover" can be heard HERE, and will be performed live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tomorrow, June 8.

Interpol have also confirmed an initial run of worldwide tour dates, in addition to previously announced appearances at NYC's House of Vans, Chicago's Riot Fest and London's Hyde Park with The Cure.  Fans that pre-order Marauder directly from the Interpol store will get first access to ticket pre-sales for the new shows, which include Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl, and Royal Albert Hall.

Marauder Tracklisting:

1. If You Really Love Nothing
2. The Rover
3. Complications
4. Flight of Fancy
5. Stay in Touch
6. Interlude 1
7. Mountain Child
8. NYSMAW
9. Surveillance
10. Number 10
11. Party's Over
12. Interlude 2
13. It Probably Matters


Worldwide Tour Dates:

June
Mon 25th                                              Wien, Austria, Arena Wien Open Air
Tues 26th                                              Sesta Al Reghena, Italy, Sexto Nplugged
Weds 27th                                            Zagreb, Croatia, INmusic Festival
July
Sun 1st                                                   Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
Thurs 5th                                                                Roskilde, Denmark, Roskilde Festival
Sat 7th                                                   London, Hyde Park w/ The Cure
August
Fri 24th                                                  Brooklyn, NY, House of Vans
September
Fri 14th -16th                                        Chicago, IL, Riot Fest
October
Thurs 4th                                                                Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Bowl w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
Sat 6th                                                   Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre w/ The Kills, Sunflower Bean
November
Tues 6th                                                 Tokyo, Japan, Akasaka Blitz
Weds 14th                                            London, Royal Albert Hall
Sat 24th                                                 Copenhagen, Denmark, TAP1
Thurs 29th                                             Paris, France, La Salle Pleyel
February 2019
Sat 16th                                                 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden w/ Car Seat Headrest, Snail Mail

 You Me At Six Back With New Singles And Announce New Album.

You Me At SixThursday 7th June 2018
You Me At Six today mark their return to the UK music scene with an exceptional double A-side of ''Fast Forward' & '3AM', the first tracks taken from their brand new sixth studio album VI. Released on October 5th, the release of VI marks a new partnership between the band and AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint.

Listen to 'Fast Forward' HERE & '3AM' HERE

VI is not what you might expect a You Me At Six album to sound like. Recorded at VADA Studios with Dan Austin (Biffy Clyro, Massive Attack, Pixies), and for the first time ever co-produced by the band, the new album showcases the band as they've never been heard before - switching moods and styles with breathless confidence.

Whilst retaining their bite, VI sees them flourish with uplifting alternative pop tracks such as 'Back Again', '3AM' & 'Pray For Me', straying into new territories with electro dance floor leanings on 'IOU', while heavier tracks like 'Fast Forward' & 'Predictable' are set to strike a chord with the band's long standing rock fanbase.

You Me At Six are young enough to still be releasing their first album. And if VI were that first album, it would be hailed as one of the most exciting albums by a British band in years – uncategorisable but familiar, raucous but mainstream.


With four Top 5 albums under their belt in the UK, including a Number 1 with 2014's Cavalier Youth, and an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, You Me At Six kicked things off last night with a first play for '3AM' as Annie Mac's 'Hottest Record'.
The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.


VI sees the band release music for the first time under their own imprint Underdog Records in partnership with AWAL, another sign of their new found confidence and growing belief that they can claim their place at rock's top table on their own terms. "You have to make music for yourself," singer Josh Franceschi says, "because without authenticity people are going to smell the bullshit. None of us are going to into this with any fear, because we've made something we can stand behind."


The band are also gearing up for an exciting second of half of 2018 on the road. Having sold out arena tours in the UK previously, as well as headlining the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017, the band will debut new songs from the forthcoming album at Download Festival on June 8th, where they'll headline the second stage, as well as appearances at both Community Festival & Belladrum in the UK.

You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

You Me At Six - VI
TRACK LISTING

    • Fast Forward
    • Straight To My Head
    • Back Again
    • Miracle In The Mourning
    • 3AM
    • I O U
    • Pray For Me
    • Predictable
    • Danger
    • Losing You
 Crossfaith Announce UK Tour And New Single.

CrossfaithThursday 7th June 2018
Osaka's Crossfaith have today released 'The Perfect Nightmare', the first taste of their forthcoming fifth album. Speaking of the track, singer Ken says "welcome to The Perfect Nightmare! You will all be hearing more music from us very soon, but we wanted to start telling our next story with this raging tune. We will see you all soon!"
https://unfd.lnk.to/ThePerfectNightmare

He's not wrong either, the Japanese quintet bring their must-see live show to UK and European venues in September and October.

World Tour - UK & Irish dates:

OCTOBER
13: BRISTOL Marble Factory
15: GLASGOW The Garage
16: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
17: MANCHESTER Academy 2
19: LONDON Electric Ballroom
20: SHEFFIELD Festivile
21: DUBLIN Academy

 Camden Rocks Announces 2019 Festival Dates.

Camden RocksThursdya 7th June 2018
For the 6th year running, Camden Rocks Festival took over North London last weekend which was once again sold out, with over 8000 music fans soaking up exclusive live sets from over 200 acts across the many genres of rock and indie!

"WOW... what a two day hangover!! THANK YOU to each and every festival goer, band, crew, venue and event partner that came together to revel in the sunshine and enjoy a full on day celebrating live music in Camden Town," says head honcho, Chris McCormack. "As an independent festival organiser, it truly is special for us to see so many people come down to the festival so early to check out new and emerging artists, not just your favourite established acts. You all rock!"

Based on the success of this annual, family-run event, Camden Rocks has decided to become a weekender for 2019 and has announced today that a limited number of super early bird tickets are on sale now for next year's two dayer, for the first time ever, on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June. For a very limited period, day tickets are available at £30 and new weekend tickets for just £50. Grab them whilst they are available from https://camdenrocks.seetickets.com .

The highlights of the weekend included exclusive sets from Public Image Limited (PiL), Maxïmo Park, Twin Atlantic, Sikth, British Sea Power, The Rifles, Mallory Knox, Blood Red Shoes, Pop Will Eat Itself, Echobelly, Beatsteaks, The Professionals, Crazy Town, Hacktivist and many more. Head to The Camden Rocks Facebook photo page to share your pics from last week's event and see you in 2019!
 

 Jamie Lenman Releases Two New Singles.

Jamie LenmanWednesday 6th June 2018
JAMIE LENMAN can today reveal two brand new singles, as part of a very limited double A side 7" vinyl, BOTH featuring very special guest stars. The tracks 'Irrelevant' featuring Andrew Groves from Arcane Roots and 'Long Gone' featuring Justine Jones from Employed To Serve, will be part of a very limited (500) blue marble vinyl release through Big Scary Monsters, and be available on all digital platforms to stream and purchase from June 8th. Release date for the vinyl is July 27th.

'Irrelevant' was recently premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show, with Daniel P Carter, and 'Long Gone' by Annie Mac on Radio 1.

The limited vinyl can be pre ordered from June 7th - HERE

From JAMIE LENMAN on 'Long Gone' - "This track is heavier than anything on (recent album) 'Devolver' but is still got that big chorus and it was made by the same people so it feels of a piece. It's about the dangers of nostalgia and being careful what you wish for, which is a theme that's present on the record also. Even though it's quite aggressive it still sounds quite bouncy and summer-y to me, perfect for belting out at the festivals! I met Justine when we had Employed To Serve at Lenmania last year, we did a song together and it was awesome. I thought it'd be great to get her on record and the verses on this track seemed like a perfect fit - she just let it rip with no warm up and blew our faces off! Plus she's a local girl so she gets all my references. If I drop Woking Peacocks Centre into the convo she knows where I'm at." 

And on 'Irrelevant' - "This track is a re-working of the last track on my album 'Devolver', about trying to get rid of the ego and any haughty ideas you might have about yourself as someone or something important. Really it's about death and being ready for that, you know - you come from nothing, you go into nothing, and that's fine. I had an idea that it would make a really nice quiet ballad - but when I demoed it, it sounded so much like Arcane Roots that I thought why not just get Andrew (Groves) to do it. We'd been friends for a long time and we'd just been on tour in Europe together so it made a lot of sense. He brought all his synth toys to bear on it and added those brilliant high vocals, I really love it. It was Andy's idea to bring in producer Chris Coulter which was fantastic because in addition to being Arcane Roots' producer and my live guitarist for two years, he's also a great friend of both of ours, so that was a really fun happy day we spent in the studio, trying bits out and pulling it all together."

These brand new tracks come off the back of a huge couple of years for JAMIE LENMAN, with the release of his recent 2nd album 'Devolver' and his very own, sold out London festival 'Lenmania' last Christmas. Jamie has also toured the UK twice, toured Europe with Arcane Roots, had Radio 1 premiers and Rockest Records with Annie Mac and The Radio 1 Rock Show and been praised by everyone from Kerrang! Magazine to Music Week, Metal Hammer to Q Magazine.
 
Live wise, JAMIE LENMAN will be at Download Festival next weekend, as well as at Reeperbahn (Germany), 2000trees, ArcTanGent festivals and more accross the summer.

ALL confirmed and announced JAMIE LENMAN dates:
10th June - Download Festival
13th July – 2000trees Festival
21st July – Tramlines Fringe
16th Aug – ArcTanGent Festival
8th Sep – Rocked Up Hootenanny

 

 The Amity Affliction Announce UK Headline Tour.

The Amity AfflictionWednesday 6th June 2018
Australian powerhouse, THE AMITY AFFLICTION are excited to announce their return to the UK for a string of headline shows this October. The 7 UK dates, starting in Birmingham and wrapping up in Bristol, will form part of a wider European trek, traversing across 14 countries. Tickets go on sale on Friday, 8th June, at 10am.  Don't miss this compelling live band! 

THE AMITY AFFLICTION EUROPEAN TOUR 2018
Special Guests:
THE PLOT IN YOU
DREAM STATE*
ENDLESS HEIGHTS*
*In Europe, Dream State will play before Endless Heights.

Dates are as follows:     
28.09.18 Germany München @ Tonhalle (for tickets: http://smarturl.it/AmityMunich)   
29.09.18 Germany Oberhausen @ Turbinenhalle (http://smarturl.it/AmityOberhausen)  
30.09.18 Netherlands Eindhoven @ Effenaar (http://smarturl.it/AmityEindhoven)    
02.10.18 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityBirmingham)   
03.10.18 UK Leeds @ Church (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeeds)   
04.10.18 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom (http://smarturl.it/AmityLondon)   
05.10.18 UK Glasgow @ Queen Margaret Union (http://smarturl.it/AmityGlasgow)  
06.10.18 UK Hull @ Welly:One (http://smarturl.it/AmityHull)   
07.10.18 UK Manchester @ Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityManchester)   
08.10.18 UK Bristol @ SWX (http://smarturl.it/AmityBristol)  
09.10.18 France Paris @ Trabendo (http://smarturl.it/AmityParis)   
11.10.18 Spain Madrid @ Sala But (http://smarturl.it/AmityMadrid)   
12.10.18 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz (http://smarturl.it/AmityBarcelona)
13.10.18 France Lyon @ CCO (http://smarturl.it/AmityLyon)   
14.10.18 Switzerland Zürich @ X-tra (http://smarturl.it/AmityZurich)   
15.10.18 Italy Bologna @ Zona Roveri (http://smarturl.it/AmityBologna)   
16.10.18 Austria Wien @ Arena (http://smarturl.it/AmityVienna)   
17.10.18 Poland Warsaw @ Proxima (http://smarturl.it/AmityWarsaw)   
19.10.18 Germany Leipzig @ Täubchenthal (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeipzig)   
20.10.18 Czech Rep Prague @ Rock Cafe (http://smarturl.it/AmityPrague)   
21.10.18 Germany Berlin @ Astra (http://smarturl.it/AmityBerlin)   
22.10.18 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset (http://smarturl.it/AmityCopenhagen)   
23.10.18 Norway Oslo @ John Dee (http://smarturl.it/AmityOslo)   
24.10.18 Sweden Gothenburg @ Sticky Fingers (http://smarturl.it/AmityGothenburg)   
25.10.18 Germany Hamburg @ Markhalle (http://smarturl.it/AmityHamburg)   
26.10.18 Germany Hannover @ Faust (http://smarturl.it/AmityHannover)   
27.10.18 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof (http://smarturl.it/AmityWiesbaden)
28.10.18 Belgium Antwerp @ Zappa (http://smarturl.it/AmityAntwerp)

Last seen in the UK in December, headlining the incendiary Kerrang! Tour, the multi-platinum band have been hard at work since crafting songs for their sixth studio album for label Roadrunner Records.

 Thrice Sign To Epitaph Records.

ThriceWednesday 6th June 2018
Epitaph Records is thrilled to announce that Thrice has joined its roster. Formed in 1998, the Orange County-based four-piece is widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation. 

"We grew up listening to and being inspired by Epitaph bands, and have always admired and respected the label's independent spirit and ethics," said the band in a statement. "To finally be a part of the family there is an absolute honor, and we couldn't be more excited about our future with them." 

Today marks the premiere of "The Grey," a deeply evocative track that's equal parts intense guitar work, furious rhythms, and indelible melody.

hrice will be kicking off their European tour this Saturday in London. Please see further below for all the dates and ticket details. 

In 2016 Thrice released To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere (via Vagrant Records). Featuring frontman Dustin Kensrue, guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge, and drummer Riley Breckenridge, the band made their debut with the 2000 album Identity Crisis. With later releases including their 2003 breakout The Artist in the Ambulance and a duo of concept LPs (2007/8's The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water and Earth and Air), Thrice took a several-year hiatus starting in 2012. Arriving in May 2016, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere proved to be Thrice's most politically-minded yet vulnerable work to date. 

Thrice Tour Dates
9-Jun London, Electric Ballroom (UK) - TICKETS
10-Jun Donington Park, Download Festival (UK) - TICKETS
12-Jun Cologne, Live Music Hall (DE) - TICKETS
13-Jun Aarau, Kiff (CH) - TICKETS
14-Jun Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) - TICKETS
16-Jun Paris, Download Festival France (FR) - TICKETS
17-Jun Amsterdam, Melkweg (NL) - TICKETS
19-Jun Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (BE) - TICKETS
20-Jun Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (DE) - TICKETS
21-Jun Berlin, Huxleys (DE) - TICKETS
22-Jun Scheessel, Hurricane Festival (DE) - TICKETS
24-Jun Neuhausen Ob Eck, Southside Festival (DE) - TICKETS
26-Jun Munich, Backstage Werk (DE) - TICKETS
27-Jun Bologna, Zona Roveri (IT) - TICKETS
29-Jun Madrid, Download Festival Spain (ES) - TICKETS

 Mayday PArade Release New Single 'Stay The Same'.

Mayday ParadeWednesday 6th June 2018
MAYDAY PARADE have premiered new song 'Stay The Same,' via Kerrang.com. This is the bands forth track from their upcoming album, SUNNYLAND.

You can listen to 'stay The Same' HERE

Released on the 15th of June, SUNNYLAND is the band's 6th studio album and first with Rise Records. Fans who pre-order the album by clicking HERE will receive "Piece Of Your Heart," "It's Hard To Be Religious..." and "Never Sure" as instant downloads.

About the new song, lead singer Derek Sanders said "Stay The Same is a song about growing up, watching everything in your life change, and longing for simpler times."

Mayday Parade will play an in store at Banquet Records on 6th June 2018 to celebrate the upcoming release of their new album. 

The band will also be playing this years Download Festival on the 9th of June and playing a headline show at Riverside Newcastle on the 8th of June. Tickets on sale now here.
 
The Tallahassee, Florida-based quintet (rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarist Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick) recorded this follow-up to 2015's Black Lines with longtime producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, and for the first time, also teamed with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and Howard Benson (Of Mice & Men, My Chemical Romance). The result is an album built on impassioned vocals, sing-along choruses, and deeply heartfelt lyrics.
 
Over the course of the last 10 years, Mayday Parade has sold more than a million albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album (2007's A Lesson In Romantics) selling more than a half-million copies.  They have 60+ videos on YouTube with over 1 million views, and their songs have amassed over 350 million streams in the US alone.

 Rick Astley Announces UK Arena Tour.

Rick AstleyWednesday 6th June 2018
 'Beautiful Life', the first new Rick Astley single and the title track of his forthcoming album, is the sound of the summer. Written and produced by Rick, who also plays every instrument, 'Beautiful Life' is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Listen to 'Beautiful Life' HERE

Two years ago Rick released '50', a glorious comeback album that sold over 300,000 copies and was one of the biggest selling discs of 2016. He sold over 100,000 tickets for last year's UK tour. And he enjoyed every minute of it.

Now he's back with an even better album, featuring 12 timeless tracks each one a little gem.

"In the midst of all this madness, I just went back into my little home studio because that's what I love to do," Rick admits. "It's my refuge really. I was tinkering about with bits and pieces and before you know it, I was making a new record."

 Rick and his band play the following UK dates, tickets on sale Friday June 8th.

October                       
Thu 25th                                                Glasgow, SEC Armadillo
Fri 26th                                  Hull, Hull Venue
Sat 27th                                 Manchester, Manchester Arena
Mon 29th                              Gateshead, Gateshead Sage
Tue 30th                                                Gateshead, Gateshead Sage

November
Thu 1st                                   Plymouth, Plymouth Pavilions
Fri 2nd                                   Cardiff, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sat 3rd                                   Brighton, Brighton Centre
Mon 5th                                                Southend, Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Tue 6th                                  Cambridge, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 8th                                   London, London Eventim Apollo
Fri 9th                                     London, London Eventim Apollo
Sat 10th                                 Bournemouth, International Centre
Mon 12th                              Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tue 13th                                                Nottingham, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Thu 15th                                                Birmingham, Birmingham Genting Arena
Fri 16th                                  Leeds, Leeds First Direct Arena
Sat 17th                                 Liverpool, Liverpool Echo Arena

 Killswitch Engage Sign New Deal.

Killswitch EngageWednesday 6th June 2018
Music For Nations is proud to welcome Killswitch Engage to its roster! Partnering with Metal Blade Records in the USA and Sony Music Entertainment elsewhere, Killswitch Engage are looking forward to the worldwide release of their upcoming album in 2019. In the UK, this will be via Sony label Music For Nations.

Julie Weir, Label Head, Music For Nations: "Everyone here at Music for Nations is chomping at the bit to be working with the legendary Killswitch Engage. We are honoured and excited to be a part of this campaign (and hopefully future) and looking forward to creating this heavier than heavy chapter."

Benjamin Voss, Senior A&R Manager, Columbia/Sony Music Germany: "I am very happy and proud to work with such an amazing band like Killswitch Engage in the future. We are absolutely excited about releasing their new album on Sony Music outside North America."

Jesse Leach (vocals): "I'm beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It's clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we're psyched to have them on our side. It's an exciting new chapter for KSE and we can't wait to see what the future holds."

Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar): "I'm very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here's to an awesome future with awesome labels!"

Metal Blade's CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: "I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family."

Currently finishing work on their upcoming album, Killswitch Engage have taken a break from recording to embark on a summer European tour with Iron Maiden which includes UK shows in July/August. The trek will also see the band appear at various premier festivals (Sweden Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, etc.), along with a few special headlining shows. Then in the autumn, the band will be touring across Australia with Parkway Drive. See below for all dates!

Killswitch Engage tour dates with Iron Maiden
May 26 - Saku Arena - Tallinn, Estonia
May 28 - Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
May 29 - Hartwall Arena - Helsinki, Finland
May 31 - Pustervik - Goteborg, Sweden ***
June 1 - Tele2 Arena - Stockholm, Sweden
June 2 - Rockefeller Music Hall - Oslo, Norway ***
June 3 - Trondheim Rocks @ Dahls Arena - Trondheim, Norway **
June 5 - Royal Arena - Copenhagen, Denmark
June 7 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, Sweden **
June 9 - Rockavaria - Munich, Germany **
June 10 - Expo Plaza - Hannover, Germany
June 11 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany ***
June 13 - Waldbuhne - Berlin, Germany
June 14 - Kwadrat - Krakow, Poland ***
June 16 - Akvarium Klub - Budapest, Hungary ***
June 17 - Novarock Festival - Nickelsdorf, Austria **
June 19 - Proxima - Warsaw, Poland ***
June 20 - Letnany Airport - Prague, Czech Republic
June 22 - Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, Belgium **
June 24 - Hellfest - Clisson, France **
June 25 - Den Atelier - Luxembourg, Luxembourg ***
June 26 - Geneva Arena - Geneva, Switzerland
June 28 - Rock in Rome @ Ippodromo Capanelle - Rome, Italy *
June 29 - Rock the Castle @ Villafranca Castle - Verona, Italy **
June 30 - Messe Freiburg - Freiburg, Germany
July 1 - GelreDome - Arnhem, Netherlands
July 31 - Metro Radio Arena - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Aug. 1 - The Academy Dublin - Dublin, Ireland ***
Aug. 2 - SSE Arena - Belfast, UK
Aug. 4 - Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre - Aberdeen, UK
Aug. 6 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, UK
Aug. 7 - Genting Arena - Birmingham, UK
Aug. 10 - 02 Arena - London, UK
Aug. 11 - 02 Arena - London, UK
*=w/ Megadeth (no Iron Maiden)
**=festival off-date
***=Killswitch Engage headlining off-date

Killswitch Engage tour dates with Parkway Drive
Oct. 25 - UC Refectory - Canberra, Australia
Oct. 26 - Hordern Pavilion - Sydney, Australia
Oct. 27 - Nex - Newcastle, Australia
Oct. 28 - Riverstage - Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 02 - Margaret Court Arena - Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 03 - Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 06 - HBF Stadium - Perth, Australia

 Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Download Festival On Friday.

Avenged SevenfoldWednesday 6th June 2018
Grammy nominees AVENGED SEVENFOLD are set to headline 2018's Download Festival on Friday June 8th, along with a host of other European festival headline appearances.  After a stadium tour with Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold recently completed their own sold-out North American headlining run in support of critically acclaimed album, THE STAGE. This will be the bands second headline slot at the festival where they will be performing fan favorites and classic hits.

They've proved themselves again and again to be one of the genre's most forward-thinking artists, reinforced by The Stage, which was praised by Rolling Stone for being "epic and adventurous" and "the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet's career." NME, Q, The Guardian, The Sun, Guitar World, Metal Hammer, Revolver, Metal Injection, Alternative Press, Drum, Total Guitar and Classic Rock are among the myriad press outlets that lauded the album, with the latter calling it "a metal masterpiece."  This was followed with a deluxe version of 'The Stage' which included 7 additional studio songs + 4 unreleased live tracks recorded during the band's shows at The O2 arena in London including the band's stunning cover of the Pink Floyd classic, "Wish You Were Here".   
They also released AVENGED SEVENFOLD LIVE AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM® (Capitol), a special acoustic album recorded during a sold-out event at the famed GRAMMY Museum® in LA. Listen to the full set HERE and click HERE to see the band's performance of "Roman Sky," directed by Rafa Alcantara (www.twentyfourcore.com). Produced by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Nine Inch Nails) and the band, the digital-only release features unique renditions of new songs and classic tracks captured during the band's first-ever acoustic performance.

Meanwhile their track 'Hail to The King' has recently surpassed over 130 MILLION streams on Spotify.

The band amplified the album with a spectacular new live show that critics and fans alike cheered as brutally entertaining. After the London 02 Arena shows, the London Evening Standard lauded Avenged Sevenfold as "a global phenomenon" and wrote that the band "specialized in preposterous fun," calling the show "royally entertaining." The Guardian ran a 4-star review of the show in Glasgow, writing, "Underneath retina-scorching screens and giant cosmic cube broadcasting spiraling starfields, the five-piece methodically discharge booming, arena-filling songs...these industrial assemblages of growing riffs and fret-melting solos have a default minor-key menace, yet the overall atmosphere is surprisingly joyous." But Kerrang! best summed up Avenged Sevenfold's new live show: "you've never seen anything like it."  

Following their European jaunt, the band head out on their U.S. headline 'End Of The World Tour' with special guests Prophets of Rage.

Don't miss your chance to catch AVENGED SEVENFOLD live. Dates are as follows:
June 2nd            Nurburgring, Germany Rock am Ring
June 3rd            Nuremberg, Germany Rock im Park
June 6th            Belfast, UK SSE Arena (headline date)
June 8th            Donington Park,  Download UK
June 9th            Vaanta, Finland Rockfest
June 15th          Nicklesdorf, Austria Novarock
June 17th          Florence, Italy Firenze Rocks
June 21st          Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhell
June 22nd         Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 23rd           Clisson, France Hellfest
June 26th          Tel Aviv, Israel Live Park
June 28th          Madrid, Spain Download
June 30th         

 Damon Johnson Announces Pledge Campaign For Forthcoming Solo Album.

Damon JohnsonWednesday 6th June 2018
Damon Johnson has announced a Pledge Campaign for his forthcoming new solo album "Memoirs Of An Uprising". The album will receive a full release later in 2018. 

Damon has an illustrious career as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Brother Cane, Alice Cooper and currently Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. The forthcoming album features ten brand new songs from Damon – and he is currently finishing the mixing, mastering and packaging around the album.

The album will be available on both CD and vinyl and the Pledge site features a whole host of very special options including signed CDs, merch, mystery bundles, guitar lessons, signed guitars, acoustic house performances and even a round of golf with Damon amongst others..

For full details here

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/damonjohnson

Damon says, "The fact that I'm getting to make this album at all is purely down to the support and love you all have shown for my music over the past three decades. And as I discussed this fact with PledgeMusic, they have encouraged me to "un-earth" and make available one-of-a-kind items during this campaign...things like bundles of exclusive photos and memorabilia from all my various band endeavors; my small Peavy practice amp that I've written songs on ever since Brother Cane's 'Seeds' album; a "still-in-the-shrink-wrap" copy of my long time out-of-print 'Dust' CD; even autographed guitars...and much more.

Again, this is the first time for me to work with PledgeMusic as a solo artist. And the catalyst is absolutely this new music I've created. The songs are inspired and my band (Tony, Jarred & Tony) played and sound amazing as always. And I feel these songs deserve as much exposure as possible, even in this day and age where the business of making and distributing music has change dramatically.

I'm asking for your help. I need your help! I'm at LEAST asking you to check it out what we're offering through this PledgeMusic campaign."

The album will then receive a full UK release later in 2018.

Damon will be touring the UK and Europe in 2018 with band mate Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty). The two will be playing acoustic numbers throughout their two illustrious careers as well as speaking about their experiences in music. The "Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour" will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25thSep  Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26thSepBlackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27thSep  Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28thSep    Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29thSep   Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30thSep  Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1stOct    Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2ndOct     London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rdOct    Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4thOct     Nuneaton, The Queen's Hall
Fri 5thOct       Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7thOct     Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9thOct     Manchester, Night People
Wed 10thOct  Newcastle, Cluny 2
Fri 12thOct     Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13thOct    Dundee, Church
Sun 14thOct   Edinburgh, Bannerman's Bar
Mon 15thOct  Belfast, The Limelight

 Hollywood Undead Release Video For 'Gotta Let Go'.

Hollywood UndeadWednesday 6th June 2018
Hollywood Undead’s highly-anticipated new single, “Gotta Let Go,” is out today! The summery tune exposes a more melodic side of the band and showcases their impressive songwriting chops. By stripping things down to their core, the quintet unveils a new side of themselves, while still remaining uniquely Undead. Fans can listen HERE and stream and purchase the track HERE.

“At times when we look at the past, we only see the struggles and the hardships. We too often forget about the good moments because we are blinded by the pain we all go through. This song is about letting go of that pain, so we can see that life can be a beautiful experience,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist.

Since the release of 2017’s FIVE (October 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG), Hollywood Undead have crossed an impressive one billion U.S. streams across their catalog, as well as 1.7 million total Shazams. In addition to debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, FIVE has also racked up 56 million total global streams, and all six music videos from the record have garnered 30 million views cumulatively.

Watch them all here:
“California Dreaming” http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV
“Whatever It Takes”- http://smarturl.it/WhateverItTakesVEVO
“Renegade”- http://smarturl.it/RenegadeVevo
“We Own The Night”- http://smarturl.it/WeOwnTheNightVevo
“Black Cadillac” (feat B-Real)- http://smarturl.it/BlackCadillacVevo
“Your Life”- http://smarturl.it/YourLifeVEVO

After touring tirelessly worldwide throughout the past year, Hollywood Undead will head back out on the road this weekend, playing Rock AM Ring and Rock IM Park in Nuremberg, Germany, followed by a run of headline dates and festival performances across Europe and the U.S. In August, the band will also return to Europe for the Reading & Leeds Festivals in the U.K. A full list of tour dates is included below, and tickets are available HERE.

Stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead!

Hollywood Undead Tour Dates:
6/01 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock AM Ring
6/02 – Nuremberg, Germany @ Rock IM Park
6/04 – Krakow, Poland @ Klub Studio #
6/06 – Tallinn, Estonia @ Venue TBA #
6/07 – Riga, Latvia @ Palladium #
6/08 – Hyvinkaa, Finland @ Rockfest
6/10 – Gdansk, Poland @ Stary Manez #
6/12 – Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar #
6/14 – Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Novarock Festival
6/16 – Bretigny Sur Orge, France @ Download France
6/17 – Milan, Italy @ Magazzini Generali #
6/19 – Hannover, Germany @ Capitol #
6/20 – Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena Ludwigsburg #
6/22 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Festival
6/23 – Solothurn, Switzerland @ Kulturfabrik Kofmehl #
6/25 – Belgrade, Serbia @ Bazeni 11 April #
6/26 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Universiada Hall #
6/27 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenele Romane #
6/29 – Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival
6/30 – Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic @ Aerodrome Festival 
7/25 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom #
7/26 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance #
7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/29 – Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal
8/24 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

 Coheed And Cambria Back With New 10 Minute Long Single.

Coheed And CambriaWednesday 6th June 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have shared a brand-new track titled “The Dark Sentencer.” The song, which will appear on Coheed and Cambria’s forthcoming LP expected to arrive later this year, is the first new music to be released by the band since their acclaimed 2015 LP, The Color Before The Sun.
COHEED AND CAMBRIA – “THE DARK SENTENCER”
YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/T3zm1_JSPOQ  
The Dark Sentencer,” a 10-minute prog manifesto, first appeared this morning on frontman Claudio Sanchez’s socials along with the opening paragraphs from his new concept story which will accompany the upcoming record. It reads:

Years ago, chaos cut through this atmosphere. The fractured worlds that inhabit this space were once locked in a force of uncontrollable destruction. Gravity was lost. Their planetary trajectories conjoined in one catastrophic collision, choking to remain viable even as the dying glow of their cores peek through the cracks and scars of those impactful moments. Yet a gasp is a sign of life and the planets that many might have cast off as annihilated space continued to show a pulse across the hopelessness. This discarded earth is still very much alive…and made profitable by the 5 Houses of the Star Supremacy, an elite society who looked to the sky and saw potential in the wasted planets. The opportunistic approach could hardly be considered an act of empathy for the human condition, as the decision to convert the dying planets into private prisons meant another type of life sentence awaited those shipped off to their remote reaches. Here, the desolate and derelict would burn away slowly, trapped in a race to death with the very ground they stand on. In this space, between the Well and unknowing.

Our Story Starts there. Into our future, yet far beyond our past. In a romance between a pair of Unheavenly Creatures.

Weaving through the blacked out space toward the freckling of cracked planets, The Gavel moved like a funeral procession. In many ways, it was the end of life for the two prisoners being transported within its unmitigable walls, to the most deplorable and prized of the doomed prisons, known simply as The Dark Sentencer.

Having announced their signing to Roadrunner Records earlier this year in a shadowy video clip, Coheed and Cambria have been finishing up work on their forthcoming label debut. Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. 

This weekend, Coheed and Cambria will be one of several guest performers (including will.i.am, Grace Potter, Nick Sagan and more) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of NASA by joining the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. NSO Pops: Space, The Next Frontier is set to take place June 1st and 2nd and will feature music inspired by space—both fact and fiction—ranging from the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey—Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra—to music from Carl Sagan’s Golden Record and more. For tickets and more information, visit: www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/NSPSF.

This July, Coheed and Cambria will set out on a U.S. co-headline mostly-outdoor tour with Taking Back Sunday and special guests The Story So Far. Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For tickets and more information please visit www.CoheedandCambria.com

 Will Haven Announced Headline Tour.

Will HavenWednesday 6th June 2018
Sacramento-based mainstays of noise metal WILL HAVEN released their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album, entitled Muerte, in March via minus HEAD Records to stellar reviews. Muerte is available now via iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp and Spotify

The band has been touring in the U.S. in support of Muerte, and now they are setting their sights on the UK and Europe, confirming a string of dates in October and November. They will be joined on the run by Palm Reader.

"We are super excited to come back to not only to our 2nd home of England but to a few of our other favourite European cities. We can't wait to see all of our amazing die-hard fans and play the new record for them as well as the classics. Should be a blast!"

See below for a full list of upcoming WILL HAVEN tour dates:

WILL HAVEN U.S. Tour Dates:
6/23 - Portland, OR @ Star Theater - w/ Witch Mountain
6/24 - Seattle, WA @ Highline

WILL HAVEN EU/UK Tour Dates (with Palm Reader):

October
29th    Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg OZ
30th    Paris, France @ Petit Bain
31st    Bristol, Tunnels

November

1st      Manchester, Rebellion
2nd     Birmingham, Asylum
3rd      London, Dome
 Halestorm Announce New Studio Album 'Vicious'.

HalestormThursday 31st May 2018
Atlantic recording group Halestorm have announced today their new upcoming album, Vicious (see tracklist below, artwork above). The GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s fourth studio album, Vicious arrives at all music retailers and streaming services on Friday, July 27. The first single from Vicious, “Uncomfortable,” premiered this morning, and the video, directed by Evan Brace (Phantogram, Taking Back Sunday), is streaming here: https://atlanti.cr/uncomfortablevideo.

WATCH “UNCOMFORTABLE”: https://atlanti.cr/uncomfortablevideo

Recorded earlier this year at Nashville, Tennessee's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush), Vicious is available for pre-order beginning today at all DSPs and streaming services: https://Atlantic.lnk.to/ViciousPR. All pre-orders are joined by an instant download of “Uncomfortable.”

Halestorm will discuss the upcoming album in several live events tomorrow, May 31. The band will first participate in a Facebook Live interview with Loudwire. Tune in to https://www.facebook.com/LoudWire/ at 5:45 PM BST. Next, Huffington Post Managing Editor of Culture Lauren Moraski will host an interview and live Q&A as part of the BUILD Series at 8:30 PM BST (tune in at buildseries.com), followed by “An Intimate Evening of Music & Conversation with Halestorm” at New York City’s Sony Hall. Presented by BackStory Events, that concert will include a long-form interview by journalist and founder of the Women's International Music Network, Laura B. Whitmore, audience questions, and an exclusive performance. The sold-out event will be streamed live via the official Guitar World YouTube channel beginning at Midnight BST.

Deluxe album packages are available for pre-order exclusively at the band’s official webstore, including the new album on standard vinyl, plus a limited edition opaque purple double vinyl with enhanced cover art and bonus tracks, limited to 1500 units worldwide. Also exclusively available at the webstore are a limited edition t-shirt, dog tag necklace, autographed poster, and a free album cover magnet with physical album purchase while supplies last.

VICIOUS TRACKLISTING:
1. Black Vultures
2. Skulls
3. Uncomfortable
4. Buzz
5. Do Not Disturb
6. Conflicted
7. Killing Ourselves To Live
8. Heart Of Novocaine
9. Painkiller
10. White Dress
11. Vicious
12. The Silence

Halestorm spend July/August on the second leg of their milestone U.S. tour showcasing all female-led hard rock bands. Other U.S. highlights include a one-night-only event on August 9 supporting Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as well as a free concert on Las Vegas, NV’s Fremont Street (August 25). As for U.K. dates, the band will perform at Ramblin' Man Fair on July 1, before returning in September for the following headline shows:
Wed 19 Sep - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 20 Sep - BELFAST The Telegraph Building
Sat 22 Sep - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Sun 23 Sep - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Mon 24 Sep - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 26 Sep - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 28 Sep - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 29 Sep - BRISTOL O2 Academy
For ticket information, VIP packages, and details on joining the Official Halestorm Fan Club, please see www.halestormrocks.com.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most vital and iconic bands in modern hard rock, Halestorm made a spectacular debut with 2009’s self-titled first LP, followed in 2012 by the blockbuster “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” – highlighted, of course, by the GRAMMY® Award-winning smash, “Love Bites (So Do I).” Both of those albums went on to be certified RIAA Gold.

Halestorm’s acclaimed third album, “INTO THE WILD LIFE,” crashed into the U.K. main album chart at #10, as well as making a stunning top 5 debut on the U.S. SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2015 release – both marking Halestorm’s highest chart placement to date. “INTO THE WILD LIFE” is highlighted by the record breaking smash “Apocalyptic,” which ascended to #1 at U.S. rock radio outlets nationwide, as well as the top 5 Active Rock favourite, “Amen” and “I Am The Fire.” Companion videos and much more can be found at Halestorm’s official YouTube channel, HalestormRocks.

 Good Charlotte Release Music Video For 'Actual Pain'.

Good CharlotteThursday 31st May 2018
After a triumphant weekend of shows at Slam Dunk Festival in the UK and currently conquering stages across Europe, Good Charlotte today shared a new music video for "Actual Pain", the first single off their highly anticipated seventh full-length studio album Generation Rx. Directed by Jake Stark, the introspective clip examines the album's prevailing lyrical themes of trauma, pain, and loneliness. Watch it HERE. Generation Rx is due for release on September 14, 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG. "Actual Pain" is available to stream and download now HERE.

Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds Good Charlotte doing what they do best—speaking directly to the youth.

Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and The UK for a massive tour kicking off February 1, 2019. Prior to their February tour, Good Charlotte will appear at a number of festivals this summer. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

GOOD CHARLOTTE LIVE DATES
May 31, 2018 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Open Air
June 01, 2018 - Nüremberg, Germany - Rock Im Park
June 03, 2018 - Nürburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring
October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Comuna Festival
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

Stay tuned for more from GOOD CHARLOTTE very soon!
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 Ricky Warwick And Damon Johnson Team Up For Acoustic Tour.

Ricky WarwickThursday 31st May 2018
Rock veterans Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson are pleased to announce a "Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour" in Autumn 2018. Warwick and Johnson will team up again to deliver a series of intimate acoustic and spoken word shows across the UK and Europe. With over two hours of performance, the evenings will be featuring career-spanning classics from Thin Lizzy, The Almighty, Black Star Riders, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane, alongside anecdotes and stories taken from the artists' life on the road.

Both Warwick and Johnson are members of the critically acclaimed Black Star Riders. The band's latest album "Heavy Fire" gained worldwide success reaching: #1 in the UK Rock and Indie charts, #3 in the UK Vinyl chart, #6 UK in the National chart, #11 in the German National chart, #6 in the USA Hard Rock chart, #22 USA Independent chart and #25 in the Rock chart.

Ricky Warwick is one of the UK's most iconic rock front-men. Starting his professional music journey in The Almighty, with whom he released 7 albums in the 90's, Ricky went on to record several solo albums before becoming the vocalist with Thin Lizzy and now with Black Star Riders. 

About the tour, Ricky says: "Two hours plus of acoustic carnage and mayhem with brother Johnson? Who'd have thought bits of wood with wires could be so sonically invigorating??? ... Well you're about to find out!!!"

American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Damon Johnson, began his career in the 90's, when he co-founded Brother Cane. Johnson went on to collaborate with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Ted Nugent and Queensrÿche, before joining Alice Cooper's band as lead guitarist. Since 2011, Damon is lead guitarist with Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. 

When referring to the shows, Damon says: "Ricky has inspired my musical efforts in so many ways and we have become best mates. These Warwick Johnson performances always showcase our respect for each other and our love of music. And it's a great night out!"

"Sonic Acoustic Attack Tour" will start in Sweden in early September and will continue across Europe and the UK until mid October. Full dates are as follows.

UK Tour Dates
Tue 25thSep            Stoke, Eleven
Wed 26thSep           Blackpool, Waterloo Music Bar
Thu 27thSep            Kendal, Bootleggers
Fri 28thSep              Grimsby, Yardbirds
Sat 29thSep             Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 30thSep            Chester, Live Rooms
Mon 1stOct             Bilston, Robin 2
Tue 2ndOct              London, Dingwalls
Wed 3rdOct             Evesham, The Iron Road
Thu 4thOct               Nuneaton, The Queen's Hall
Fri 5thOct                 Sheffield, The Foundry
Sun 7thOct               Bournemouth, Zephyr
Tue 9thOct               Manchester, Night People
Wed 10thOct            Newcastle, Cluny 2
Thurs 11thOct          Belfast, The Limelight 2
Fri 12thOct               Glasgow, Audio
Sat 13thOct              Dundee, Church
Sun 14thOct            Edinburgh, Bannerman's Bar

Tickets are available form all usual outlets

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Release Video For 'Carried From The Start'.

Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubThursday 31st May 2018
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have launched a new video for the hypnotic "Carried From The Start" taken from their latest album 'Wrong Creatures'.
Working with the Snorri Bros again on this new clip, and featuring Julien Crane and Courtlyn Cannant, 'Carried From The Start' is a sad, beautiful and uplifting song and a worthy addition to BRMC's arsenal. View it HERE.

"Videos are a way for us to support some else's art. We were actually fans of this cool video these guys made for Null + Void a little while back. The video for 'Carried From The Start' went through a few different incarnations, and at one point we wanted to make a video for the whole album with different artists interpretations of each song. We were fortunate to work with Snorri Bro's though because they're very gorilla style and just jump into the deep end with no fear. I think we'd literally just started touring on the other side of the globe, and at the same time they created a whole world to this song in like the blink of an eye." — BRMC

The band will also be making a welcome return to the UK this summer playing the following dates:
July 26th           London, O2 Kentish Town Forum
July 28th           Hertfordshire, Standon Calling Festival
July 29th           Derbyshire, Y Not Festival
July 30th           Glasgow, O2 Academy           
Tickets are on sale now - HERE.

 This Wild Life Release Music Video For 'Catie Rae'.

This Wild LifeThursday 31st May 2018
This Wild Life (comprised of Kevin Jordan & Anthony Del Grosso) are excited to share a new music video for their single 'Catie Rae,' taken from their forthcoming studio album titled 'Petaluma' which will be released by Epitaph Records on Friday, June 22 (pre-order). The touching music video follows a couple from childhood to old age, as they ride bikes and watch TV on the couch together during different phases of life, and is the third video to be released in advance of 'Petaluma'. The video follows 'Westside,' which was directed by Spencer Baldwin, and 'Hold You Here,' which depicts a couple's spontaneous city hall wedding and casual, friend-filled backyard reception.

Early on in the writing process for 'Petaluma', Jordan and Del Grosso made the mutual decision to make a record that felt brighter and more uptempo, a record they'd both want to listen to everyday. "This album is the first record we made with a clear vision before the first song was ever written," Jordan says. "Something with the dynamics and emotion we've always strived for, but within the bounds of a bright, warm, and organic sonic energy flowing through it." In limiting the songs' arrangements to only including instruments that can physically be played live, they opened the door to their most honest and explorative songwriting to date.

"At times, when it comes to my life, I am as fragile as the glass that adorns the album cover," he continues about the overall mood of the album. "But like the sunflower at the center of its image, I will always seek the sun and its light. This record feels like the first hint of summer after wandering through the cold – it feels honest and true to us as artists and individuals. It feels damn good."

'Petaluma' track listing:
1. Figure It Out
2. Headfirst
3. Catie Rae
4. Positively Negative
5. Westside
6. Hold You Here
7. Come Back Down
8. College Kids
9. Never Believe
10. No Need For Novocaine

 As It Is Announce The Great Depression Tour.

As It IsThursday 31st May 2018
Following their headline performances on the Signature Brew stage at the Slam Dunk Festivals over the weekend, Brighton quartet, As It Is, have announced 'The Great Depression Tour', with UK headline dates at the end of November, culminating in the band's biggest headline show to date in London on December 1st at The o2 Forum Kentish Town.

Speaking of the tour, guitarist Benjamin Langford-Biss says, "Since the incredible response to The Wounded World we are unbelievably excited to play a ton of new songs in the big rooms that they deserve to be played in. Hearing people connect to the themes of the single and the record makes us so eager to hear rooms of a couple of thousand people screaming the words back. We can't wait to see that human connection and bring people together in a positive way, even just for one night. These are the biggest headline shows we've ever done and you best believe we're going to make them very, very special."

Support on all shows comes from Trash Boat, Holding Absence and Courage My Love.

As It Is recently announced the release of their third album, 'The Great Depression', (out Aug 10 on Fearless Records) with the launch of the album's first single, 'The Wounded World'. 
AN INTRODUCTION TO 'THE GREAT DEPRESSION'
FROM VOCALIST PATTY WALTERS:

"The Great Depression' is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution. 

We've approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas.  More so than ever before, we'll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change."

 Otep Release New Single.

OtepThursday 31st May 2018
Iconic rockers OTEP recently announced details regarding their most uncompromising, candid, all- inclusive and controversial assessment of the current residing political regime that they have ever released. OTEP will release their eighth full-length album, aptly titled Kult 45, on July 27, 2018 via ​Napalm Records. Order now in digital formats here , and/or CD and vinyl formats via the Napalm Records Online Store.

Drawing influences from politically-charged recording artists of the past but allowing her artwork to remain fully and undeniably OTEP, Otep Shamaya continues her nearly two-decade invasion of the senses with Kult 45.

Today, OTEP dropped their first single from Kult 45– a hyper-political outcry to the Resistance to challenge Trump's falsehoods and hypocrisies – entitled "To the Gallows". The track is streaming now via Billboard, alongside the first in-depth interview Otep Shamaya has taken part in since the announcement of Kult 45. Listen to the groovy, in-your-face track and read the interview here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8457933/otep-to-the-gallows-song 

Shamaya says, "Art is resistance. Art allows us to fightback without violence. This song, "To the Gallows", is meant to shine a light on Traitor Trump's attacks on the Constitution, on Healthcare, on the LGBTQ+, the African American, Hispanic and Muslim communities, DREAMERS, and women's reproductive rights. Not to mention that this spurious President might have committed just a little bit of light treason, but this is why we rally, this is why we march, and this is why I write. Because when I look back someday I want to know that I did everything in my power as an artist, activist and citizen, to stop him and his bigoted embryonic autocracy."

Throughout the span of her career, Otep Shamaya has been an undeniable force in bringing awareness via various acclaimed mediums to the social and political injustices felt by various communities and subcultures. For years, publications such as Revolver Magazine have lauded Shamaya for "following in the footsteps of outspoken musicians from folk singer Woody Guthrie to Rage Against The Machine's Zach de la Rocha", dubbing her "one of music's catalysts for social change". So, with the political climate as it is today, now it's the perfect time to impact with Kult 45.

Shamaya has gone on record to say that Kult 45is the most authentic album OTEP have ever released, at least since their first record, and self-producing it helped achieve this result. Kult 45 was recorded at The Lair in Los Angeles, completely utilizing the same equipment used for OTEP's first album, Sevas Tra (down to Shamaya's vocal microphone, a SHURE Beta 58), in order to create a sound reminiscent of their roots. Kult 45 was self-produced by Otep Shamaya and Aristotle, with assistant engineering from Larry Goetz, Nicolas Schilke and Lizzy Ostro.

Kult 45 track listing:
1- Hail To The Thief
2- Halt Right
3- Molotov
4- Said The Snake
5- Undefeated
6- Trigger Warning
7- Cross Contamination
8- Shelter In Place
9- Boss 10- To The Gallows
11- Sirens Calling
12- Invisible People
13- Be Brave
14- Wake Up (Cover of Rage Against the Machine)
15- Feral Oracle (Bonus Track)
16- The Tribe Speaks (Bonus Track)

OTEP does not hold back on Kult 45, pointing out all sorts of political duplicities and leaving them in their wake. The band explodes on aggressive, adamant anthems like "Halt Right" and "Molotov", which act as timely outcries against the recent resurgence of hate groups. Tracks like the in-your-face ​"Cross Contamination" explore the hypocrisy of the evangelical right giving Trump a pass on his infidelities, and cherry-picking scriptures to fit their ideologies. "Invisible People" approaches immigration issues while pointing a strong finger at Trump, the electronically-charged "Boss" aims to break, fight, and redefine gender roles, "Shelter In Place" investigates the topic of school shootings, and "Trigger Warning" targets rape culture – specifically Stanford rapist Brock Turner –with a vengeance.

One of the last tracks on the album is a true-to-form cover of "Wake Up" – an homage to political music icons, major Kult 45 writing inspirations, and original track recording artists Rage Against The Machine. The album closes with the bonus track "The Tribe Speaks", featuring recorded voicemails from fans expressing how OTEP's music has changed their lives. Shamaya says the voicemails are truly moving and keep her fighting as an artist and activist.

OTEP will go out on a headline tour supporting Kult 45 this summer. The tour begins on July 5 in Las Vegas, NV at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The tour will run for nearly a month and a half, coming to an end in Ventura, CA on August 18. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

OTEP Summer 2018 Headline Tour Dates:
05.07.18 US - Las Vegas, NV / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino*
06.07.18 US - Salt Lake City, UT / Metro Music Hall*
07.07.18 US - Grand Junction, CO / Mesa Theatre*
08.07.18 US - Denver, CO / Oriental Theater*
09.07.18 US - Colorado Springs, CO / Black Sheep*
11.07.18 US - Merriam, KS / Aftershock*
12.07.18 US - Sioux Falls, SD / Icon Lounge*
13.07.18 US - Cadott, WI / Rock Fest - hosted by Lou Brutus
14.07.18 US - Joliet, IL / The Forge#
15.07.18 US - Detroit, MI / Diesel Concert Lounge#
17.07.18 US - Toronto, ON / The Rockpile
18.07.18 US - Ottawa, ON / Brass Monkey
19.07.18 US - New York, NY / Gramercy Theatre - w/ Kore RozZik
20.07.18 US - Reading, PA / Reverb - RockRoom#
21.07.18 US - Poughkeepsie, NY / The Chance#
22.07.18 US - Buffalo, NY / Buffalo Iron Works#
23.07.18 US - Warrendale, PA / Jergel's Rhythm Grille#
25.07.18 US - Lexington, KY / Manchester Music Hall#
26.07.18 US - Cincinnati, OH / Bogarts#
27.07.18 US - Cleveland, OH / The Odeon Concert Club#
28.07.18 US - Findlay, OH / All American Rock House#
29.07.18 US - St. Louis, MO / Fubar#
01.08.18 US - Oklahoma City, OK / Ruins Live&
02.08.18 US - Austin, TX / Come & Take It Live&
03.08.18 US - Dallas, TX / Gas Monkey Live!&
04.08.18 US - Houston, TX / Scout Bar&
05.08.18 US - San Antonio, TX / The Rock Box&
07.08.18 US - Mesa, AZ / Club Red&
08.08.18 US - Los Angeles, CA / Whisky A Go Go
09.08.18 US - Flagstaff, AZ / The Green Room&
10.08.18 US - Tucson, AZ / The Rialto Theatre&
11.08.18 US - Anaheim, CA / The Parish @ House of Blues&
12.08.18 US - Sacramento, CA / Holy Diver&
14.08.18 US - Seattle, WA / El Corazon& - NEW VENUE!
15.08.18 US - Portland, OR / Hawthorne Theatre&
17.08.18 US - Fresno, CA / Fulton 55&
18.08.18 US - Ventura, CA / Ventura Theater&

* w/ Dropout Kings & One Day Waiting
# w/ Dropout Kings & Kore RozZik
& w/ Dropout Kings & Ragdoll Sunday

 Asking Alexandria Release Video For 'Alone In A Room'.

Asking AlexandiraThursday 31st May 2018
UK hard rock sensation ASKING ALEXANDRIA reveal the video for their hit single “Alone In A Room”. Directed by Sumerian Films’ Steven Contreras, this video marks the second chapter – the prequel - of the trilogy that began with “Into The Fire” last year, from their fifth, self titled album.

“Alone in a Room is one of my favourite songs I have ever written!” says founder and guitarist BEN BRUCE. “We are so excited to finally be able to share with you, the long awaited Prequel to Into the Fire! The story continues ladies and gentlemen, thank you all so much for helping our new album continue to grow into what we feel is our most exciting and daring record to date!”

“Alone In A Room” spent five weeks on the BBC Radio One Playlist in the UK, and is currently spending its fifth consecutive week in the US Rock Radio Top 40 where it continues to climb.

Watch “Alone In A Room” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cHb8AJDR5Y

ASKING ALEXANDRIA recently finished a mammoth five month co-headline tour with Black Veil Brides, including a main stage appearance at ROCK ON THE RANGE festival, and are now gearing up for a European festival run which includes an appearance at the UK’s prestigious DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL next month. They return to North America for more festival appearances over the summer, including a handful of special guest slots on the main stage of the last ever VANS WARPED TOUR.

“Asking Alexandria” is out now via Sumerian Records.

 While She Sleeps Release New Video.

While She SleepsWednesday 30th May 2018
While She Sleeps have unveiled a video to accompany their recently released alternative version of 'Silence Speaks', which was filmed and recorded live at St Pancras Old Church last year. The track is included on an expanded special edition of their Top 10 album 'You Are We', which is set for release 20th July.

"We, even as a "heavy" band, have always had a strong love for acoustic and stripped backed songs so it made sense to finally realise some of our songs in this way," says guitarist Sean Long. "The St Pancras show was so much out of our comfort zone that it made the night electric."

Set for release via the band's own Sleeps Brothers label, the new edition of the record will also feature demos of album tracks, as well as the lost ideas from its writing and recording in their self-converted Sheffield warehouse space.

'YOU ARE WE SPECIAL EDITION' TRACKLISTING:
1. You Are We
2. Steal The Sun
3. Feel
4. Empire Of Silence
5. Wide Awake
6. Silence Speaks
7. Settle Down Society
8. Hurricane
9. Revolt
10. Civil Isolation
11. In Another Now
12. Feel (Alternative Version)
13. Silence Speaks (Alternative Version)
14. Hurricane (Alternative Version)
15. Civil Isolation (Demo)
16. Feel (Demo)
17. Fear In Change (Instrumental Demo)
18. I Am While She Sleeps
19. Lost Ideas

 Good Charlotte Back With New Album 'Generation Rx'.

Good CharlotteFriday 25th May 2018
GOOD CHARLOTTE today announced that they will release their anxiously awaited seventh full-length studio album, Generation Rx, on September 14, 2018. It marks the first record to be released under the newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG. The album's lead single "Actual Pain" is available to stream and download now HERE.

Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds GOOD CHARLOTTE doing what they do best—speaking directly to the youth.

"At the beginning of the year, we were reflecting a lot," said Joel and Benji. "We just played a memorial service in honor of Lil Peep. We were thinking of that. Our generation was the first to have so many ways to deal with pain. Throughout this century, we've seen the whole opioid crisis get worse. We wondered if we were really doing our part. We wanted to bet back out there on the battlefield and spread insight, share experience, and give anything we could to improve lives. The message is you can get through the pain, survive it, and have the life you want. We made the record on our own terms and our own time. In that respect, we channeled the soul of our first two albums. This is the album we've been waiting 15 years to create." ®

Lead single "Actual Pain" makes good on that promise. Sweeping strings underscore a wall of distortion as a hypnotic hook cuts deep. Raw and relatable, it's the perfect introduction to Generation Rx.

Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and the UK for a massive tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A special fan club pre-sale goes live May 29 HERE. Prior to their February tour, Good Charlotte will appear at a number of festivals this summer. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

GOOD CHARLOTTE LIVE DATES
May 26, 2018- Leeds, UK - Slam Dunk North 
May 27, 2018 - Hatfield, UK - Slam Dunk South 
May 28, 2018 - Birmingham, UK - Slam Dunk Midlands 
May 31, 2018 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Open Air 
June 01, 2018 - Nüremberg, Germany - Rock Im Park 
June 03, 2018 - Nürburg, Germany - Rock Am Ring 
October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Comuna Festival 
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

Stay tuned for more from GOOD CHARLOTTE very soon!

 Camden Rocks Is Nearly Here.

Camden RocksFriday 25th May 2018
With just over a week to go, Camden Rocks Festival is getting ready for another sold out event with 8000 music fans descending on North London for a full day of fun on Saturday June 2nd!

This annual family-run event will celebrate the 80th birthday of the Electric Ballroom venue this year - a legendary live music venue owned by the same family since its birth, alongside the historical Dublin Castle, who celebrate over 40 years of service to live music, again, run by the same family since it opened. Both feats are symbolic of Camden's home-grown grassroots and spirit of arguably London's most important borough for live music for all genres.

Today, the festival has announced the full schedule of where and what time the 200 bands, picked from the 5000 that applied, will be playing on the day. Plan ahead, arrange your travel and accommodation and await another sunshine filled Camden Rocks with a carnival atmosphere like no other!

Special guests The Men They Couldn't Hang have also joined the existing line up with a one-off acoustic set at Cuban Bar, Gabeto – an exclusive and personal show for fans who are used to seeing them play at the Shepherd's Bush Empire.

They join Public Image Limited (PiL), Maxïmo Park, Twin Atlantic, Sikth, British Sea Power, The Rifles, Mallory Knox, Blood Red Shoes, Pop Will Eat Itself, Echobelly, Beatsteaks, The Professionals, Crazy Town, Hacktivist, Carl Bârat (Libertines) DJ set at the Koko after show, and many more live acts confirmed for this year's bill included in this year's schedule.

Grab the very last remaining tickets now whilst they are still available from www.camdenrocksfestival.com where you can also find the full line-up and all festival information.

Follow Camden Rocks online for updates at:
facebook.com/CamdenRocksFestival
twitter.com/CamdenRocksFest
instagram.com/camdenrocksfest/

General sale tickets are priced at £39.50 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to all 200+ bands and 20+ venues on the festival.

Aftershow tickets are priced at £10 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to the aftershow at KOKO 11pm – 3am.

Ticket terms and conditions can be found at the Camden Rocks Festival website.

 Crown The Empire Announce UK Tour.

Crown The EmpireFriday 25th May 2018
Rising rock band Crown The Empire have announced a UK headline tour this September.
Support comes from Volumes and Coldrain.

You can see Crown The Empire at the following dates:

Tue 18 Sep The Haunt Brighton - Tickets
Wed 19 Sep Talking Heads Southampton - Tickets
Thu 20 Sep The Fleece Bristol - Tickets
Fri 21 Sep 02 Islington Academy London - Tickets
Sat 22 Sep Asylum Birmingham - Tickets
Mon 24 Sep Green Room Dublin - Tickets
Tue 25 Sep Oh Yeah Centre Belfast - Tickets
Thu 27 Sep Classic Grand Glasgow - Tickets
Fri 28 Sep Riverside Newcastle - Tickets
Sat 29 Sep Academy 2 Manchester - Tickets
Sun 30 Sep Waterfront Norwich - Tickets
Tickets on sale
Friday 1st June at 9am


The band are returning to the UK this weekend and will be playing Slam Dunk Festival.

You can see the band at the following dates:
May 26th - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, City Centre 
May 27th - Slam Dunk Festival - Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire
May 28th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Nec, Birmingham

 Adam Ant Announces London Roundhouse Show.

Adam AntFriday 25th May 2018
After playing to more than 75,000 fans throughout the UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand, legendary pop icon Adam Ant returns to The Roundhouse for his second and final 2018 show on 20th December by popular demand.  Tickets, on sale on Friday, 25th May at 10 am, are available from The Roundhouse, www.BookingsDirect.com and select authorised ticket agents. These shows are his only non-festival appearances in the UK in 2018 and there are still a few tickets available for the nearly sold-out show on 19th December. For more information, visit www.Adam-Ant.com.

From his early days in London as an underground, post-punk artist with a cult-like following to his explosion on the world stage that would lead him to become one of the most iconic artists of the 80s, Adam’s musical career spans the course of nine albums and 25 chart-topping singles around the world. Adam, who has sold more than 40,000,000 albums, had eight singles in the Top 40 in one week, globally.

Adam’s debut album, “Dirk Wears White Sox,” was the first number-one album in the UK on the newly-created UK Independent Albums Chart that debuted in 1980. His follow-up album “Kings of the Wild Frontier” catapulted him to the world stage, spent 12 weeks at number one in the UK, and produced three chart-topping singles: “Dog Eat Dog,” “Antmusic” and “Kings of the Wild Frontier.” It also featured his trademark Burundi Beat style of Central African drumming, a musical signature that remains to this day. 

As Antmania continued to sweep the nation, his third album, “Prince Charming”, introduced his landmark single “Stand and Deliver” that crowned the UK Singles Chart for five weeks and entered the US dance chart.

In the United States, his fourth album, “Friend or Foe” with its massive hit “Goody Two Shoes” and follow-up hit “Desperate But Not Serious”, turned him into a household name and earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist in 1982.

Adam will play his classic chart-topping singles as well as rare singles, B sides and personal favourites.  For more information, visit http://www.adam-ant.com.

 Knuckle Puck Announce Rescheduled UK Tour.

Kuckle PuckFriday 25th May 2018
Chicago, IL's own Knuckle Puck have announced a rescheduled tour across the UK this autumn with support from Tiny Moving Parts and Movements. Dates can be found below and go on sale Tuesday at 10am following their performances at Slam Dunk this coming weekend. A video for "Twist" can also be seen now.

KNUCKLE PUCK UK TOUR 2018

3rd October Bristol Fleece TICKETS

4th October Southampton 1865 TICKETS
5th October London Electric Ballroom TICKETS
6th October Leeds Key Club TICKETS
7th October Nottingham Rescue Rooms TICKETS
9th October Glasgow SWG3 TICKETS
10th October Newcastle Riverside TICKETS
11th October Manchester Club Academy TICKETS

TICKETS ONSALE 10AM 29TH MAY

You can watch new video for Twist here
In early 2017, Knuckle Puck entered the studio to record the follow-up to Copacetic—their 2015 breakthrough that debuted in the Top 10 of five different Billboard chartsearned a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and launched them from the Chicago suburbs to a place among the most beloved acts of the modern pop-punk genre.

But midway through the process, the band (vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarists Nick Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek) realized they were on the wrong path. They weren't only making the wrong album for Knuckle Puck—they were making the wrong album for themselves. They knew they had no choice but to start from scratch. 
"Having such a struggle and being so disconnected in the recording process felt wrong," Casasanto explains. "It felt so wrong, and we were all afraid to talk about it. There was some denial when we realized what was unfolding."

Discouraged but undefeated, the band changed producers, eventually landing back with Copacetic producer Seth Henderson, and began rebuilding the songs they'd written from the ground up. Knuckle Puck's first attempt would have produced a fine album, but their second created the right one.

The result is Shapeshifter, out now on Rise Records. Despite its title, the album isn't a reinvention for the band; rather, it's the sound of Knuckle Puck taking their best qualities and honing them to make them even sharper. The songwriting became tighter and more deliberate, the lyrics more introspective and urgent—without losing an ounce of the sweat-soaked authenticity and passion that made Copacetic so captivating. Above all, it's an album that proves the band are unflinchingly unwilling to compromise when it comes to their art. That's a sentiment reinforced throughout Shapeshifter's main lyrical theme—the importance of identity—which was only magnified during their first studio session.

"When you reach early adulthood and start to see your life take shape, it's also important to shape your identity and break yourself free from anything that might be holding you down," Casasanto says. "That was a glaring parallel between what was going on with the record and what we were writing about at the time. Although it was tumultuous, I truly think we wouldn't have written the same record without going through what we did."

Throughout their struggle, Knuckle Puck grew stronger and more confident in themselves, something the band ultimately want listeners to take from Shapeshifter.

"I hope the album instills a little bit of hope in people," Casasanto says. "You look at politics and how fast the world is now, everything the internet is bringing to the world. It's difficult to form an identity when there's so much in your face. I hope people realize they should consume the things that really speak to them. Through that, I feel like it's the most satisfying way to be who you want to be."

Shapeshifter is out now through Rise Records.
ORDER HERE

 State Champs Release New Song 'Mine Is Gold'.

State ChampsFriday 25th May 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs have released new song 'Mine Is Gold.' The song, which originally premiered on Billboard, is taken from the bands new album Living Proof  out June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site

You can listen to 'Mine Is Gold' here
The song is about being bullied and doubted - singer Derek DiScanio explains, "If you've ever been betrayed, bullied, or doubted by someone close to you, "Mine Is Gold" is for you. This one hits home for us in a range of ways and gives us a sense of pride after the musical risk we took on the chorus of this song especially. We took a lot of influence from bands like Cartel and Saves The Day on this song and the way they can shape dynamics and changes in energy."

As well as releasing 'Mine Is Gold' State Champs have announced a headline UK tour this October with support from Seaway, Stand Atlantic and Woes.

"After a long cycle on Around The World and Back, we're excited about being back to Europe with Living Proof out in the world. We've got a whole new batch of songs, bigger and better production than we've ever done, as well as a new attitude. Europe has always proved to us that it is a place that loves Champs and we fully recognise and appreciate that, which is why we will never stop coming. See you soon!" says bassist Ryan Scott Graham.

You can see the band at the following dates:

22nd October - Academy Dublin - Tickets
23rd October - O2 ABC Glasgow - Tickets
24th October - Northumbria Institute Newcastle - Tickets
26th October - Academy 1 Manchester - Tickets
27th October - Roundhouse London - Tickets
29th October - UEA Norwich - Tickets
30th October - O2 Academy Leeds - Tickets
31st October - O2 Institute Birmingham - Tickets
1st November - O2 Academy Bristol - Tickets
Tickets on sale
Friday 1st June at 9am

 Dance Gavin Dance Release New Video For 'Care'.

Dance Gavin DanceFriday 25th May 2018
Rise Records and American rock quintet Dance Gavin Dance are excited to present new song "Care,"  along with its accompanying Max Moore-directed music video from the band's highly anticipated, forthcoming studio album titled Artificial Selection (pre-order). Out on the 8th of June and produced by the band, Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Dryw Owens, Artificial Selection is the strongest and most wondrously diverse showcase yet for the lauded post-hardcore experimentalists, equal parts intense, melodic, and unbound. Dance Gavin Dance fully indulges in the extremes of creativity, mining the outer reaches of the rock music landscape with thrilling abandon. It's all anchored in an ambitious blend of heady progressive rock and post-hardcore uniquely their own that clearly shines through on the album's stunning opening track.

Watch new video for "Care" here
You can check out previously released song "Son Of Robot" on Spotify and YouTube, and watch the futuristic music video for "Midnight Crusade" HERE. The video has already amassed over 1 million views to date.

Tracklist - Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
01. Son Of Robot
02. Midnight Crusade
03. Suspended In This Disaster
04. Care
05. Count Bassy
06. Flash
07. The Rattler
08. Shelf Life
09. Slouch
10. Story Of My Bros
11. Hair Song
12. Gospel Burnout
13. Bloodsucker
14. Evaporate

Artificial Selection is available to pre-order now here.
Where most bands erroneously claim wholly distinct identities, Dance Gavin Dance truly defies categorization. The Sacramento based outfit possess the kind of artistic compass shared with broadminded but metal and punk-rooted iconoclasts like The Mars Volta and Coheed and Cambria, but use it to diverge wildly, charting a new course that incorporates the melodic post-hardcore of Thursday or Taking Back Sunday with a taste of earnest pop melancholy.  

Dance Gavin Dance fans have streamed "We Own the Night" nearly 12 million times on Spotify alone, with staple catalog anthems "Chucky vs. the Giant Tortoise," "Young Robot," "Inspire the Liars," and "Deception" accounting for another 30 million streams on top of that. Their albums regularly chart in the Billboard 200, they've graced the cover of magazines like Alternative Press, and toured with Vans Warped Tour, A Day To Remember, and Pierce The Veil, all on their own terms.

 The Goo Goo Dolls To Release Acoustic Album 'The Audience Is The Way'.

Goo Goo DollsFriday 25th May 2018
Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls today announced The Audience is This Way, a 10-track live album recorded on the band's recent tours. The Audience is This Way is due for release on July 21, 2018 via Warner Bros. Records and will only be physically available as an exclusive limited edition black vinyl at indie-retail stores nationally as part of Record Store Day Crawl. There are only 3,000 copies made of this pressing. The album will also be available for digital download and streaming on August 24.

The Audience is This Way was recorded by John Schimke, and was produced and mixed by John Rzeznik, Chris Szczech and Brad Fernquist. Filled with timeless hits such as "Iris", "So Alive" and "Slide", the album boasts never-before released live concert recordings of ten tracks spanning their full discography.

Recent praise for the band's live show include:  "Indelible melodies combined with intimate heartfelt lyrics" (The Independent), "Rzeznik and Takac may have grown older, but they haven't outgrown their love of playing music for people" (The Oakland Press), "The energy and dynamic balance between Reznik and Takac provided a glimpse into the formula that has propelled the group to their success over the last three decades" (The Chattanoogan).
 
Last month the band announced that they would be embarking on the SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their iconic album, Dizzy Up The Girl. The band will be performing the record in its entirety at each show, followed by an additional set packed with surprises and more of their many unforgettable hits. All dates HERE.

The band will also be visiting the UK as part of their European tour this summer:
Tuesday, July 24 O2 Academy Bristol (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, July 25 O2 Ritz Manchester  (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, 26 July   O2 Academy Brixton, London

A few London tickets are still available at £37.12 HERE.

The Audience is This Way Track-listing
Side One:

  1. Long Way Down
  2. Slide
  3. Home
  4. The Pin
  5. January Friend


Side Two:
  1. Big Machine
  2. So Alive
  3. Better Days
  4. Iris
  5. Broadway
 Goldfinger Release New Video For 'A Million Miles'.

GoldfingerFriday 25th May 2018
Los Angeles's legendary punk/ska band Goldfinger have premiered a new video for 'A Million Miles' via Rock Sound. The song is taken of the bands album 'The Knife' which is out now
via Rise Records.

You can watch the new video for 'A Million Miles' here
oldfinger will be returning to the UK this weekend and will be playing Slam Dunk Festival.
You can see the band at the following date:
May 26th - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, City Centre 
May 27th - Slam Dunk Festival - Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire
May 28th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Nec, Birmingham

 Lauryn Hill Announces 12 Date European Tour.

Lauryn HillWednesday 23rd May 2018
Ms. Lauryn Hill today announces the addition of 12 European dates to her newly announced World Tour, celebrating twenty years of her anthemic debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The GRAMMY® Award-winning artist will kick off the European leg of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour this winter on 15th November in Oslo, before the tour continues through, Belgium, France, UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Holland, Denmark before culminating in Sweden on 10th December.

Tickets and VIP experiences go on sale to the general public Friday, 25th May at MetropolisMusic.com. More details will be announced soon the full lineup with Special Guest performers at each show on the tour.

Ms. Hill uses her platform to raise money and awareness for frontline charity initiatives through touring.  A portion of the ticket sales go towards the MLH Fund, which directly contributes support for education, health, agriculture, technology, and community based businesses and development initiatives throughout the Diaspora. Your contribution will be put to use through donations made from ticket sales to support community building worldwide. See the full list of charities below.

Of the tour Ms. Hill notes, "This album chronicled an intimate piece of my young existence. It was the summation of most, if not all, of my most hopeful and positive emotions experienced to that date. I Loved and believed deeply in my community's ability to both Love and heal itself provided it received the right amount of support and encouragement. Our world today, both complex and changing, is in need of the balance between moral fortitude and cathartic expression. I hope the Love and energy that permeated this work can continue to inspire change with Love and optimism at the helm."

Don't miss your chance to see Ms. Lauryn Hill on tour with VIP packages that can include a photo op with Ms. Lauryn Hill, a chance to watch a portion of the show from the wings of the stage and a special selection of merchandise.  VIP packages will be available for a limited time through www.MsHillVIPs.com and Live Nation.

Multi-platinum artist Ms. Lauryn Hill rose to prominence with The Fugees and took the world by storm two decades ago as a solo artist with The Miseducation of Ms. Lauryn Hill. Singles including "Doo Wop (That Thing)" and "Everything Is Everything" catapulted her to superstardom, ultimately lauding her with ten GRAMMY® nominations and five GRAMMY® Award wins.

MS. LAURYN HILL TOUR DATES:

Thursday, 15th November, 2018           Oslo, Norway                                       Spektrum
Sunday, 18th November, 2018             Brussels, Belgium                                Forest National
Tuesday, 20th November, 2018            Paris, France                                       AccorHotels Arena
Friday, 23rd November, 2018               Glasgow, UK                                        SSE Hydro
Monday, 26th November, 2018             Manchester, UK                                   Manchester Arena
Tuesday, 27th November, 2018            Birmingham, UK                                   Birmingham Arena
Friday, 30th November, 2018                Dublin, Ireland                                     3Arena
Monday 3rd December, 2018                London, UK                                          The O2 Arena
Wednesday, 5th December, 2018         Luxembourg                                        Rockhal
Thursday, 6th December, 2018             Amsterdam, Holland                             AFAS LIVE
Saturday, 8th December, 2018            Copenhagen, Denmark                        Forum Black Box
Monday, 10th December, 2018             Stockholm, Sweden                             Hovet

 Black Honey Announce October UK Headline Tour.

Black HoneyWednesday 23rd May 2018
Following their recent return with magnificent new single 'Bad Friends', Black Honey – the UK's most loved upcoming indie band – have announced a massive UK headline tour for the autumn that culminates with a huge show at London's Electric Ballroom.

Black Honey are never happier than when they are on the road. Although most of the last 6 months they've been putting the finishing touches on their hotly awaited debut album, they've found time to warm up with a few regional UK dates recently to try some of the new material live. It was their first run of shows since they came off tour with Royal Blood at the end of 2017 – a tour that took them up a level, as they played to their biggest ever crowds in arena's across the country.

Their summer is jam-packed with festival dates. Kicking off at London's Finsbury Park on the 30th June in support of Queens Of The Stone Age, they've got slots already confirmed at Latitude, TRUCK and Tramlines amongst others.  All in preparation for their biggest ever headline tour of the UK in October. Taking in all the major cities, the band will culminate the tour at London's Electric Ballroom on October the 24th.  See full tour dates below.

UK festival dates:
30/06 Finsbury Park w/ QOTSA, London
12-14/07 2000 Trees, Cheltenham
12-14/07 Latitude Festival, Southwold
19-22/07 Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
20-22/07 Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
26-29/07 Kendal Calling, Kendal
04/08 – Bestival, Dorset 
18/08 – RIZE Festival, Chelmsford
30/08-01/09 Electric Fields, Dumfries
31/08-02/09 Bingley Music Live, Bingley

October UK headline tour:
13/10 Thekla – Bristol
14/10 Concorde 2 – Brighton
15/10 Academy 2 – Birmingham
16/10 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich
18/10 Church – Leeds
19/10 Riverside – Newcastle
20/10 Stereo – Glasgow
21/10 Academy 2 – Manchester
23/10 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
24/10 Electric Ballroom – London 

 Like A Storm To Release New Album 'Catacombs' On the 13th July.

Like A StormWednesday 23rd May 2018
New Zealand’s highest-charting rock act LIKE A STORM is returning with new music! The band is set to release “Catacombs” on 13 July via Century Media Records.

“Catacombs” marks the first album from the band in three years since the release of “Awaken The Fire” in 2015, which spawned the hit singles 'Love The Way You Hate Me', 'Become The Enemy', 'Wish You Hell' and 'Break Free'. The album is now available for pre-order with the two tracks 'Pure Evil' and 'The Devil Inside' as Instant Grat Tracks.

Find all downloads and streams here: https://LikeAStorm.lnk.to/Catacombs

From the opening melody of debut single 'The Devil Inside' to the closing riff of 'Pure Evil', it's apparent LIKE A STORM have not lost a step in writing infectious, heavy music. The Auckland-bred brothers - Chris Brooks, Matt Brooks, Kent Brooks, alongside Los Angeles drummer Zach Wood - have created a style all their own with the introduction of the didgeridoo into harder music. The didgeridoo opens the first single “The Devil Inside” and the video for it which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/t5ew708RI_k

The track listing for "Catacombs" is:                              
 
1. The Devil Inside
2. Out Of Control
3. Catacombs
4. Complicated (Stitches & Scars)
5. Solitary
6. The Bitterness
7. Until The Day I Die
8. Hole In My Heart
9. Bullet In The Head
10. These Are The Bridges You Burned Down
11. Pure Evil

Referred to by Slash/Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy as “the hardest working band in rock”, LIKE A STORM is regarded as one of the most prolific young acts out there. With the release of 2015’s “Awaken The Fire”, the band built a loyal and devoted fan base through a series of hit singles and constant touring the world over. The band looks to continue that trend with the release of their latest album, “Catacombs” in 2018.

 Save Face Announce Debut Album 'Merci'.

Save FaceWednesday 23rd May 2018
New Jersey-based rock band Save Face have announced a July 13th release date for their full-length debut, 'Merci'. The album is the band's first release for Epitaph.

Save Face have also shared their video for 'Heartache,' a track featured on 'Merci'. With its artful use of colour and perspective, the video is shot from the bleary point-of-view of its protagonist, an element both beautiful and unsettling in effect.

With its catchy-yet-off-kilter and viscerally charged sound, 'Merci' is a concept album about an addict dealing with post-rehab relationship struggles and an eventual paranoia-fueled meltdown. Partly inspired by the theatricality of such bands as Queen, 'Merci' is driven by a dramatic tension that reflects Save Face's mission of making emotionally complex, multi-faceted art.

"I think the biggest challenge is writing something that has merit in an artistic context while still being palatable and digestible for an average listener," notes vocalist/guitarist Tyler Povanda, whose bandmates include guitarist Phil McGarry, bassist Chris Aveta, and drummer Chris Flannery. "I want someone to put these songs on while they're having a great day the same way they can listen to it while going through a crisis."

Formed in 2012, Save Face released their debut EP 'Folly' in 2016. Last November, the band delivered 'Folly: On The Rocks'—a stripped-down, partly acoustic, more intimate rendition of that EP. With their remarkable work ethic, Save Face have played hundreds of shows per year, spending an impressive nine months on the road in 2017 (including a run with their labelmates The Menzingers).

SAVE FACE – MERCI – TRACKLIST
1.     Merci
2.     Bad 
3.     Blues 
4.     Heartache 
5.     Weak 
6.     Jonesin' 
7.     Pour 
8.     Mercy 
9.     Plans 
10.  Nothin' 
11.  Reds 
12.  Love 
13.  Rien 
14.  Yours 
 

 Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown Announces European Tour.

Tyler BryantWednesday 23rd May 2018
Nashville rockers TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN will return to Europe for a run of shows in June and July.

Following a US tour with Blackberry Smoke, the quartet have confirmed a total of 23 appearances across 11 countries in support of their current self-titled album, out now via Snakefarm Records.

Kicking off June 22 at Graspop Festival in Hasselt, Belgium, this latest visit will see them playing an assortment of headline shows and festivals, as well as a handful of performances guesting with Guns N' Roses.

On the UK front, the band have lined up shows in Brighton, London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, in addition to a main-stage performance at Ramblin' Man Fair in Maidstone, Kent.

Says drummer Caleb Crosby: "We are thrilled to bring our rock 'n' roll show back to Europe this summer. We've been welcomed with open arms across the Atlantic, and we couldn't be more grateful for that. Time to make more friends this summer! See you soon!"

A new single, 'Don't Mind The Blood', a track from the latest album, will be released to coincide with the European visit.

Tickets for the headline shows are on general sale now, with more dates likely to be added.

TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN SUMMER TOUR 2018
22 Jun – Hasselt, BE – Graspop*
23 Jun – Ensiseim, FR – Woodstock Guitares
25 Jun – Brighton, UK – Sticky Mikes
26 Jun – London, UK – Dingwalls
27 Jun – Birmingham, UK – Academy 3
28 Jun – Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
29 Jun – Leeds, UK – The Brudenell Social Club
01 Jul – Maidstone, UK – Ramblin' Man Fair*
03 Jul – Uden, NL – De Pul
04 Jul – Middleburg, NL – De Spot
05 Jul – Cologne, DE – Blue Shell
07 Jul – Leipzig, DE – Leipzig Festwiese⁺
08 Jul – Poznan, PL – uBazyl
09 Jul – Chorzow, PL – Chrozow Stadion⁺
11 Jul – Prague, CZ – Klub 007
12 Jul – Vienna, AT – Chelsea
13 JUL – Metropool Hengelo, NL
16 Jul – Munich, DE – Backstage Club
17 Jul – Hannover, DE – Lux
19 Jul – Oslo, NO – Oslo Valle Hovin⁺
20 Jul – Göteborg, SE – Pustervik
21 Jul – Göteborg, SE – Göteborg Ullevi Stadium⁺
24 Jul – Reyjkavik, IS – Laugardalsvöllur Stadium⁺
* Festival
⁺ with Guns N' Roses

Tickets are available from www.tylerbryantandtheshakedown.com

 Bloodstock Continues To Expand.

BloodstockWednesday 23rd May 2018
As BLOODSTOCK's regional finals for their grass-roots-artist-supporting METAL 2 THE MASSES scheme thunder through local venues around the country this month, the festival is very excited to announce the first winners who won themselves a slot on 2018's New Blood stage this August.  

Joining the bill on Friday are hard-rocking trio, PELUGION (www.facebook.com/pelugion), victors of the Coventry heat, who blend classic metal styles reminiscent of Diamond Head & Black Label Society, as well as Glasgow's winners, A RITUAL SPIRIT (www.facebook.com/aritualspirit), Edinburgh-based heavy rockers whose debut album, 'Carnival Carnivorous' is available now.

Landing a Saturday spot are Sheffield's winners and symphonic metal 7-piece, AONIA (www.facebook.com/aoniauk).  The band feature two 'soprano with balls' vocalists and have been compared to Therion, Avantasia, and Nightwish.  If your tastes are more on the brutal side, check out the champions of the Reading heat, crust/grind/powerviolence trio, NEGATIVE THOUGHT PROCESS (www.facebook.com/negativethoughtprocess).  Also gaining a Saturday New Blood slot are Belfast's groove metal victors, ORACLE (www.facebook.com/oraclebandni/), whose debut EP, 'Tales of Pythia' is out now.

Rolling in on Sunday are Dublin top dogs, THIS PLACE HELL (www.facebook.com/ThisPlaceHell).  The five piece's ferocious metal show is renowned at home in Ireland and has been described as 'organised chaos'!  Also appearing Sunday are irreverent powermetal bards, SELLSWORD (www.facebook.com/mercenarymetal) who grabbed their slot via CD application.  Their debut album, '...And Now We Ride' is available now.  The CD applications were so good, BLOODSTOCK's also added OBZIDIAN (www.facebook.com/ObzidianBand), purveyors of classic thrash from the home of metal in the Midlands.

Alongside the first phase of M2TM winners come some of the Jagermeister Stage bands.  Expect to see THE HERETIC ORDER (www.facebook.com/thehereticorder) on Friday.  The band recently signed with Massacre Records and release their second album, 'Evil Rising' on 22nd June.  Saturday brings you a set from Belfast's SINOSENCE (www.facebook.com/sinocence), who've just completed work on the third of their trilogy of EPs under the 'No Gods, No Masters' banner - expect Vol.3 to land this summer.  Also booked for Saturday's Jagermeister Stage are West Midlands hard rockers, VOODOO SIOUX (www.facebook.com/Voodoo-Sioux-234030206630714).  Sunday, we welcome one for the classic metal fans, Aussie rockers TRUE BELIEVER (www.facebook.com/truebelieverofficial), who describe themselves as a blend of Dio, Mastodon, Ghost, Foreigner, Alice In Chains and Deep Purple!  Also appearing are black metal experimentalists, ABDUCTION (www.facebook.com/abduction616) who bring their extreme sonics to the bill and GEMMA FOX (www.facebook.com/gemmafoxmusic), frontwoman for prog metal outfit Collibus, in her solo guise.

June's BLOODSTOCK club nights are locked down and rack up as follows.  Get along to your local club for the chance to win weekend tickets and associated prizes and hear tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands, old and new.

Fri 1st June - Nottingham Student Union (Tactical Assault)
Sat 2nd June - Brighton Envy (Apocalypse)
Sat 2nd June - Stoke Sugarmill (Devil's Night)
Sat 9th June - Southampton Engine Rooms
Fri 22nd June - Camberley Agincourt
Fri 29th June - Leicester Firebug
Fri 29th June - Exeter Cavern Club
Sat 30th June - Birmingham Eddie's Rock Club
Sat 30th June - Sheffield Corporation

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don't miss out when a limited number of single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday's bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we're more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Mark Lanegan And Duke Garwood To Release New Album 'With Animals'.

Mark LaneganWednesday 23rd May 2018
Heavenly Recordings are thrilled to announce With Animals, the second album by Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood, released 24th August and available to preorder here. The record’s 12 songs are spectral and sinewy, often defined by the spaces in between the sounds. A ghost’s whistle weaves itself around a pulsing single note on Lonesome InfidelFeast to Famine’s hard luck story floats above a guitar part so strung out and washed with distortion it’s become barely recognisable. It’s soul music for anyone who’s long since left the crossroads. 

Lanegan & Garwood have shared a video for “Save Me”, the album’s first single and opening track, which can be viewed HERE, and announced a number of European headline shows in October. Upcoming UK live info below:

Monday 1st October – GATESHEAD – Sage
Tuesday 2nd October – BATH – Komedia
Wednesday 3rd October – BRIGHTON – The Old Market
Friday 5th October – LONDON – Union Chapel
Saturday 6th October – LEEDS – City Varieties
Sunday 7th October – GLASGOW – St Lukes
Monday 8th October – MANCHESTER – RCNM
Wednesday 10th October - UTRECHT - Tivoli Hertz
Thursday 11th October - ANTWERP - De Roma
Friday 12th October - COLOGNE - Gloria
Saturday 13th October - GENEVA - Alhambra
Sunday 14th October - PARMA - Auditorium Paganini 

Over the last decade, Lanegan and Garwood have worked in tangent on 2013’s Black Pudding as well as on Lanegan’s solo records (Garwood contributed to 2012’s Blues Funeral and 2017’s Gargoyle after which he toured as part of Lanegan’s band). Writing and recording was split between studio collaboration and sharing music between Garwood’s home in London and Lanegan’s in Los Angeles. Elsewhere, technology helped make the duo’s transatlantic working relationships relatively easy.  

“Over the years, we’ve recorded together and apart. This time, I started this record alone, with many animals as company,” says Garwood. “It flowed, I set to work and out it came. Our music is instinct, there is not much talking about it, just creating. I think that if you are at peace with your work, and feeling it right, it flows, and can feel ‘easy’. Music isn't meant to be hard. Though sometimes it can burn you to ashes. Making music for a singer, so they can inhabit it with a song means hitting the right soul buttons. There is no hit without a miss. It is a healing record, for us the makers, and for the listeners. It grows natural. We are gardeners of sonic feelings.”

While Black Pudding put Garwood’s mercurial guitar centre stage, With Animals is constructed from a different set of tools. Analogue and dust flecked, it sounds like Lanegan and Garwood have been holed up in a ’60s recording studio while the apocalypse rages outside. Tracks sit on loops that sounds like they’re straight out of There’s A Riot Goin’ On while sparse melodies nod in the direction of British electronic producers like Burial or Boards of Canada. Which is not to say it sounds like any of those things – this is a weird world all of their own design.

Tracklisting:
1. Save Me
2. Feast to Famine
3. My Shadow Life
4. Upon Doing Something Wrong
5. L.A Blue
6. Scarlett
7. Lonesome Infidel
8. With Animals
9. Ghost Stories
10. Spaceman
11. One Way Glass
12. Desert Song

 Against The Current Announce September UK Tour.

Against The CurrentWednesday 23rd May 2018
Fueled By Ramen recording group Against The Current have announced a surprise release of two new songs – the pop-rock trio’s first new material in more than two years. Almost Forgot and Strangers Again are both available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services; the latter track is joined by an official companion video, directed by Emmy Award-winner Kyle Cogan and streaming now at the official Fueled By Ramen YouTube channel.

“Almost Forgot” and “Strangers Again” are the first tastes of Against The Current’s hugely anticipated follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed debut album, In Our Bones, due to arrive everywhere later this year. This surprise for fans comes off of the back of the band announcing that they will once again be coming to the UK to play a flurry of shows this September. The dates start in Dublin on September 15th, and see the Poughkeepsie trio playing nine shows all over the UK before culminating with a show at London’s O2 Forum on September 29. Full dates below, for more information visit www.atcofficial.com/#tour.

The band’s full length debut, In Our Bones, was released in 2016 off the back of two EPs (The Gravity EP & Infinity EP) and has earned them an enormous following all over the world. To date, Against The Current’s music has garnered over 52.7 Million streams online and the New York rock groups YouTube boasts over 1.8 Million subscribers, with their videos having been viewed a colossal 290 Million times.

Founded in 2011 by singer Chrissy Costanza, alongside Dan Gow (guitar, vocals) and Will Ferri (drums, keyboards, vocals) the trio has spent much of their time in the last two years either in the studio or on the road, headlining their own “Gravity World Tour” as well as sharing stages with such artists as Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, and more.

More info to follow.

UPCOMING UK TOUR DATES:
SEPTEMBER
15 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
17 - Bristol - SWX
18 - Southampton - Engine Rooms
19 - Norwich - Waterfront
21 - Birmingham - O2 Institute
22 - Leeds - Stylus
23 - Manchester - O2 Ritz
25 - Glasgow - Garage
27 - Newcastle - Riverside
29 - London - O2 Forum

 First Aid Kid Announce UK Headline Tour.

First Aid KitWednesday 23rd May 2018
First Aid Kit have announced their 2018 UK Rebel Heart headline tour. Kicking off on October 22 at The Telegraph Building in Belfast, the tour includes a date at London's Brixton Academy on October 31.

The Swedish sisters will be joined by UK sister trio The Staves. Speaking about the tour Klara and Johanna said, "we're thrilled to announce our Rebel Heart Tour in the fall. We'll be returning to our beloved UK for our biggest tour there to date. With us on the road we'll have the incredible sister trio The Staves. We've been friends and mutual fans for years and finally we get to tour together. We can't wait to get your rebel hearts beating with us!" 

The Staves were equally as thrilled, saying, "we met Johanna and Klara backstage at Glastonbury just before singing together with Mumford & Sons for their finale back in 2013, and since then we've met in many different dressing rooms in cities and countries across the world. Now we've finally managed to fulfil our dream of touring with another band of SISTERS! Gigging is always great, but when it's with a band you admire and people you love and folks you can harmonise with, it's the best. We can't wait to see you out there on the road."

Full Tour Dates

October
Monday 22                    The Telegraph Building, Belfast
Wednesday 24              Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool
Friday 26                      Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Saturday 27                  Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Sunday 28                    Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Tuesday 30                   Brighton Dome, Brighton
Wednesday 31              02 Academy Brixton, London
November
Sunday 4                      02 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle
Tuesday 6                     Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Wednesday 7                02 Academy, Birmingham
Thursday 8                    02 Academy, Leeds      
 
First Aid Kit released their fourth studio album in January to mass critical acclaim, entering the UK charts at number 3, their highest chart position to date.

 Clutch Announce New Album And Single.

ClutchFriday 18th May 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced Book Of Bad Decisions as the title of their new studio album.  Book Of Bad Decisions, CLUTCH’s twelfth studio album, is scheduled for a worldwide release on September 7th, 2018 via their own Weathermaker Music label. 

The album was recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, Tennessee by producer Vance Powell (Jack WhiteChris StapletonThe RaconteursThe Dead Weather) and consists of 15 new tracks. Head to the band's official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/officialclutch to watch a series of behind the scenes videos about the recording of the new album.

“With Vance Powell as producer we were able to make a very different kind of an album. The songs feel as if they could jump out of the speakers!” says drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. Bassist Dan Maines seconds that, commenting, “Recording in Nashville with Vance Powell gave us a new and fresh approach towards making an album that truly captures the live energy of CLUTCH in a way I don’t think we’ve done before.” Guitarist Tim Sult adds, “Laying down guitar tracks with Vance was fun and inspiring. Going through and trying out his and his engineer, Mike Fahey’s collection of vintage amps was one of my favourite recording studio experiences. I think the outro solo of “Emily Dickinson” turned out particularly great.” 

The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

Book Of Bad Decisions track listing:
1. Gimme The Keys
2. Spirit Of ’76
3. Book Of Bad Decisions
4. How To Shake Hands
5. In Walks Barbarella
6. Vision Quest
7. Weird Times
8. Emily Dickinson
9. Sonic Counselor
10. A Good Fire
11. Ghoul Wrangler
12. HB Is In Control
13. Hot Bottom Feeder 
14. Paper & Strife
15. Lorelei

The first single from Book Of Bad Decisions is “Gimme The Keys” and it is released today, May 18th, 2018. The accompanying lyric video was created by David Brodsky.  (Links: http://vevo.ly/EXXhw1 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htSvzWy-WcY)

The song is about the band's first tour back in 1991, a time where they began to cut their teeth in the live music business, dealt with show cancellations, and incidents on the road. One particular show in a shed surrounded by cornfields in Lawrence, Kansas ultimately turned ugly over a missing microphone and accusations brought by drunk and gun-toting security people at the end of a long day. The lyrics "Gimme the keys they can keep the guarantee | Gimme the keys and get the hell out of dodge" is a reflection of the mood of that night. 
This single is the first of four to be released over the next couple of months as an instant gratification track at iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/book-of-bad-decisions/1376829212&app=itunes) and Amazon (http://amazon.com/dp/B07CNYD1R7). Pre-orders start today, May 18th. All album formats (CD, 24-page book with CD, Standard Black 2xLP, Limited Coloured 2xLP, and 2xLP Picture Disc) will have the same 15 tracks. In addition Weathermaker Music will release two very limited 7” Picture Discs.

https://clutch.lnk.to/BookofBadDecisions

“I’ve never been one for nostalgia,” says frontman Neil Fallon, “I’ve always shied away from it. But after 27 years of this, I realize that there is a wealth of stories to look back upon as lyrical fodder. As the saying goes, ‘You don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.’ Not all the songs reference our collective experience as a band, but ‘Book of Bad Decisions’ seemed like an apt name for these various chapters, whether factual, fictitious, or somewhere in-between.”

UK DATES ON SALE NOW:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

 Being As Ocean Release New Music Video.

Being As OceanFriday 18th May 2018
BEING AS AN OCEAN have released the gripping new music video for their song "OK" from their latest album, 'Waiting for Morning to Come'.  The video was directed by Joe Mischo a.k.a. Brume, with cinematography by Matt Hoodhood, and is presented by BLK MTN and MDDN.

Guitarist Tyler Ross remarked, '"OK" is one of our favorite songs we've ever done and we are so happy with how the visuals for it came together. Think Blade Runner 2049 meets The Ring."

The band will be touring across Europe in June, with 27 dates in 30 days, all of which are on-sale now. During the run, they'll be hitting such festivals as Greenfield, Download, Aerodome and others.

Being As An Ocean recently joined the MDDN management roster. 

 Mastodon's Brann Dailor Releases Debut Solo Track For DC's Dark Days.

Brann DailorFriday 18th May 2018
Brann Dailor—co-vocalist, drummer, and co-founder of GRAMMY® Award-winning heavy rock juggernaut  Mastodon releases his first-ever solo track entitled "Red Death," inspired by DC Comics' new graphic novel DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL available now in comic book shops and in bookstores and digitally on Tuesday May 22, 2018. This also marks Dailor's first collaboration with DC.

Get the song at all digital partners here.

DARK DAYS: THE ROAD TO METAL is written and illustrated by a rockstar including Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV and sensational artists Jim Lee, Andy Kubert, and John Romita Jr, Leading directly into DC's blockbuster event DARK NIGHTS: METAL, this is an epic story that spans generations, featuring METAL prequel stories DARK DAYS: THE FORGE and DARK DAYS: THE CASTING, as well as classic DC tales that built the foundations of METAL – FINAL CRISIS issues #6 and #7, THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1, plus issues #38 and #39 of BATMAN from DC's "New 52" era, NIGHTWING #17 (from the current series) and more!

Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Twenty-One Pilots, The Regrettes) and film composer and former Marilyn Manson guitarist Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, Deadpool), "Red Death" spotlights Dailor's instantly recognizable vocals and intriguing delivery as he paints a musical portrait of one of the nightmare Batmen from the Dark Multiverse of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, a twisted, malevolent amalgamation of DC heroes Batman and The Flash.

"Red Death" features Bates on guitar with Elizondo on bass and Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson,  The Dillinger Escape Plan, Puscifer) behind the drum kit. Its dark lyrics remain befitting of the graphic novel's themes. "Red Death" showcases yet another facet of one of rock music's most prolific forces.

Brann said of the track, "Super stoked to be part of this amazing musical collaboration, always been a fan of anything Batman related and DC Comics as a whole, so the chance to be connected to that universe is a dream come true."

At present, Mastodon is on a massive summer co-headline tour with Primus that just kicked off earlier this month. In September, they join forces with Dinosaur Jr. on the road for the very first time.

Mastodon also just shared the animated music video for the track "Clandestiny." Spin called the visual, "inventive," and Guitar World fittingly described it as, "Wild." Within just two weeks, it crossed the 200K threshold on YouTube. "Clandestiny" can be found on their seventh full-length album, Emperor of Sand—out now. Don't miss Mastodon on tour this summer.

Click here to view and share "Clandestiny"

Order Emperor of Sand here: https://wbr.ec/emperorofsand

Order Cold Dark Place here: https://wbr.ec/colddarkplace

Mastodon – Primus Co-headline tour dates:
# = Mastodon Headline date

May 19 Charlotte, NC Metro Amphitheater
May 20 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
May 22 Reading, PA Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Santander
May 23 Buffalo, NY Art Park Amphitheater
May 25 Glen Falls, NY Cool Insuring Arena
May 26 Providence, RI Bold Point Park
# May 27 Portland, ME Maine State Pier
May 29 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
May 30 Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing
June 01 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
June 02 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Pavilion
June 03 Coney Island, NY Ford Amphitheater @ Northerly Island (Brooklyn)
June 05 Columbus, OH Express Live! (outdoors)
June 06 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pav. - Northerly Island
June 08 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE (outdoor stage)
June 09 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater @ Freedom Hill
June 10 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
June 12 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend
June 14 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
June 15 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
June 16 Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater
June 18 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl (on sale 2/3)
June 21 Bonner, MT Kettlehouse Amphitheater
June 22 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park
June 23 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
June 25 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
# June 26 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion
June 28 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Amphitheater
June 29 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater
June 30 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino
July 02 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Pavilion
July 03 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Event Center
July 05 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
July 06 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
July 07 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater
# Aug 18 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair (w/ Halestorm, others TBC)

Mastodon with very Special Guests Dinosaur Jr.:

Sep 01 Edmonton, AB, CAN North Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sep 02 Calgary, AB, CAN Grey Eagle Centre
Sep 04 Saskatoon, SK, CAN O'Brians Event Centre
Sep 06 Winnipeg, MB, CAN Burton Cummings Theatre
Sep 07 Duluth, MN Duluth Heritage Center
Sep 08 Sioux City, IA Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
Sep 11 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Sep 12 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
Sep 14 Ft. Wayne, IN Clyde Theatre
Sep 15 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
Sep 16 London ON, CAN London Concert Theatre
Sep 17 Kitchener, ON, CAN Elements
Sep 19 Hamilton, ON, CAN First Ontario Concert Hall

 Lowlives To Support The Used On UK Tour.

The UsedFriday 18th May 2018
LOWLIVES, the band formed by former members of The Defiled, Amen, No Devotion and The Ataris, have announced their highly anticipated return to the UK.

Having set off for their first ever tour in support of THE USED earlier this year, the band found themselves in Europe with no shows to play after the headliners were forced to cancel last minute. Immediately getting on the phone and calling in favours from contacts they’d built in their respective former bands, the determined four-piece managed to book themselves two weeks worth of shows, including a packed out headline appearance at London’s The Black Heart on Sunday 18th February – an extremely impressive feat for a new band at such short notice.

With THE USED now able to reschedule their tour, LOWLIVES relish the opportunity to now put right what once went wrong.

Drummer Luke Johnson says “We’re grateful to have the chance to pick up with The Used on these rescheduled UK dates. It’s going to be great to play to new faces and hopefully expose people to the music we have been working on so hard.

“Equally we are looking forward to seeing some of our new friends from our February tour too!  Those folks came out and supported us at a moments notice. Come say hi! Let’s hang!”

The full list of shows are as follows:

LOWLIVES Headline
Aug 21: Newcastle Think Tank                             http://bit.ly/Lowlives-TANK
Aug 22: Glasgow The Garage Attic                      www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
LOWLIVES supporting THE USED:
Aug 27: Bristol O2 Academy                               
Aug 28: Nottingham Rock City                            
Aug 30: Manchester O2 Ritz                               
Aug 31: London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire     
Tickets: www.myticket.co.uk

 Bullet For My Valentine Release New Single 'Letting You Go'.

Bullet For My ValentineFriday 18th May 2018
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released ‘Letting You Go’, the third track from forthcoming album, Gravity.

Listen to ‘Letting You Go’ here: bfmv.com/lettingyougo

Matt Tuck Says, “Letting you go was a very challenging song to write in so many ways. It's by far the most experimental track I've ever written musically and lyrically. I really wanted to make a track that stood out from the crowd and separated us from any other band in our genre, and that's exactly what ‘Letting You Go’ does.”

An accompanying video will be revealed shortly.

Meanwhile, BFMV have announced an Oct / Nov 2018 UK and Euro tour, including two arena slots for the UK, taking place on November 10th at Alexandra Palace, London, and on November 11th at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.

Of Mice & Men will appear as support on all shows.

‘GRAVITY’ EURO & UK TOUR DATES
OCTOBER
24 Columbiahalle Berlin, DE
26 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, DE
27 Palladium Cologne, DE
28 Zenith Munich, DE
30 Samsung Hall Zurich, CH
31 Estragon Bologna, IT
NOVEMBER
03 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE
06 Casino de Paris Paris, FR
07 Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, LX
08 013 Tilburg, NL
10 Alexandra Palace London, UK
11 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK

Tickets are on sale here: http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/live/

Pre-orders for new studio album Gravity, along with special bundles, are available now http://bfmv.com/gravity. Those that pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of ‘Piece of Me’, ‘Over It’ and ‘Letting You Go’.

Gravity- due for release on June 29th -  is BFMV’s first album under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

BFMV are currently touring the US before they are due to perform second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event, then on to the US again.

Check out the band’s recently released music video for ‘Over It’, the first single from forthcoming opus, Gravity, here: http://vevo.ly/jX49e7

 The Black Queen Announce UK Tour.

The Black QueenFriday 18th May 2018
The Black Queen, the LA-based electronic alternative outfit featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato, Telefon Tel Aviv/NIN's Josh Eustis, and programmer/guitarist Steven Alexander Ryan, will return to the UK and Europe this Autumn.  The band released their debut album, "Fever Daydream",  in 2016 to mass critical acclaim.

Be sure to catch their incredible live show at one of the following venues:

October

5th UK, Bristol, Thekla
7th UK, Glasgow, SWG3
8th UK, Leeds, Brudenell
9th UK, Manchester, Deaf Institute
10th UK, Nottingham, Contemporary
11th UK, London, Bush Hall
12th Holland, Tilburg, 013
15th Belgium, De Casino
16th Germany, Frankfurt, Zoom
18th Germany, Cologne, Blue Shell
19th France, Paris, Le Supersonic
20th Italy, Milan, Legend Club
22nd Austria, Vienna, B72
23rd Germany, Munchen, Backstage
24th Germany, Leipzig, Werk 2
25th Czech Republic, Prague, Chapeau Rouge
26th Poland, Warsaw, Hybrydy
27th Germany, Berlin, Gretchen
28th Germany, Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
30th Denmark, Copenhagen, Stengade
31st Norway, Oslo, Parkteateret

November

1st Sweden, Stockholm, Nalen
3rd Russia, Moscow, 16 Tons
4th Russia, St Petersburg, Mod Club

UK tickets are available now from https://www.alttickets.com/the-black-queen-tickets

 As It Is To Release New Album.

As It IsFriday 18th May 2018
Brighton quartet, As It Is, have today announced the release of their new album, 'The Great Depression', (out August 10th on Fearless Records) with new single, 'The Wounded World'

Speaking of the track and the accompanying video, frontman Patty Walters says, "The Wounded World' is a commentary on the polarised and volatile modern reality, which we've allowed. The video depicts a not-so-distant dystopia, where present-day headlines and technologies are displayed in exhibits as the warning signs of an impending disaster. I feel that we as a society have embodied a destructive habit of talking without listening, surrounding ourselves with alternative facts and headlines, totally void of open-mindedness or empathy. Despite the labels and beliefs that all too often divide us, we are one people, and we're all to blame."

AN INTRODUCTION TO 'THE GREAT DEPRESSION' FROM PATTY:
"The Great Depression' is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution. 

We've approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas.  More so than ever before, we'll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change."

MORE ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
When music is as its best, it is capable of holding a mirror up to the human condition in a way few other art forms can ever match. 
In the hands of the observant, the erudite, the compassionate and the philosophical, music allows us to better understand who we are and feel powerfully less alone. 
With their third album 'The Great Depression', As it Is are comprehensively proving themselves to be such artists. Stepping out of their comfort zone with aplomb while asking, and answering, complex questions in a way precious few bands ever do. 

Across 'The Great Depression's dozen tracks, As It Is take the listener on a journey which delves into every aspect of arguably the most prevalent social ill of our time. From public perception, to internal war, the quartet unflinchingly confront the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around 'reaching out to talk' is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words.
TRACKLISTING:
Stage I: Denial
1. The Great Depression
2. The Wounded World
3. The Fire, The Dark
Stage II: Anger
4. The Stigma (Boys Don't Cry)
5. The Handwritten Letter
6. The Question, The Answer
Stage III: Bargaining
7. The Reaper (ft. Aaron Gillespie)
8. The Two Tongues (Screaming Salvation)
9. The Truth I'll Never Tell
Stage IV: Acceptance
10. The Haunting
11. The Hurt, The Hope
12. The End.

 Hollywood Vampires Announce Lineup For Debut UK Tour.

Hollywood VampiresTuesday 15th May 2018
The Countdown is on to one of the hottest tours of the summer with shows that are set to go down in rock history. In June the holy trinity of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp – the super group to troop all super groups will ignite stages all over the UK for the first time ever.

Collectively known as The Hollywood Vampires these Rock and Hollywood legends have now announced the full band line-up for all European and UK shows. With Cooper, Perry and Depp leading the pack the full band line-up will be compiled of...

ALICE  COOPER                    VOCALS
JOHNNY DEPP                       GUITAR
JOE PERRY                             GUITAR
SHERYL COOPER                   VOCALS
CHRIS WYSE                          BASS
TOMMY HENRIKSEN            GUITARS/MUSIC DIRECTOR
GLEN SOBEL                           DRUMS
BUCK JOHNSON                    KEYBOARDS


There may also be one or two surprises on the night.... Who knows what the Vampires have hiding in their lair....

The story of the Hollywood Vampires began in the 1970s on the Sunset Strip at the Rainbow Bar & Grill's upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  "To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members," says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the original Vampires, "I would walk in on a typical night and John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon—who would usually be in a costume like a maid or a chauffeur—Bernie Taupin, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz would be there. The next week might be Bernie Taupin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Mickey Dolenz."

Cooper and good pal Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking). They were joined by long time mutual friend Joe Perry and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.  An environment was born for great artists to hang, laugh and play together.  Sir Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey and more stopped by to record. The Hollywood Vampires released their self-titled debut album in 2015 which included original single "Bad As I Am", plus renditions of some iconic rock favourites and tracks which capture the Hollywood Vampires spirit.

Aerosmith guitarist Perry gave a teaser of what to expect at these shows.... "I don't say things like this often, but this band is (bleeping) good," Perry says. "There will be rumbling in ears and there might be blood trickling out of one ear," Depp warns audience members. Adds Cooper: "Then we'll know we've done our job," – USA TODAY

Hollywood Vampires will be supported by THE DARKNESS and THE DAMNED
on all four UK dates

THE DARKNESS
2003 gave birth to one of the most extraordinary and best loved bands in the UK. The Darkness released their debut album Permission To Land to overnight success, topping the UK charts, going 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 MILLION copies in the UK alone. It spawned a series of hit singles including 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love', 'Growing On Me', 'Get Your Hands Off My Woman' and 'Love Is Only A Feeling'. It clocked up a series of awards including three BRIT Awards, two Kerrang Awards and an Ivor Novello for 'Songwriters Of The Year' amongst many others.

The band have now returned in 2017 with Pinewood Smile, their first album to come through Cooking Vinyl. Ahead of the album's announcement, The Darkness toured Europe in support of Guns N' Roses and are playing a number of festivals in the UK and Europe during the summer.

THE DAMNED
Formed in 1976, The Damned released the first ever British punk single and album. They also broke further new ground, being the first UK punk act to tour America. The Damned still receive their dues in the US, where they are often cited as a major influence on many future rock acts, including icons such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Green Day, The Offspring and Guns 'N' Roses.  The band recently celebrated four decades together with a deluxe reissues package and a world tour.

 
UK TOUR DATES:

16th June - Birmingham Genting Arena
17th June - Manchester Arena
19th June - Glasgow The SSE Hydro
20th June - London - The SSE Arena, Wembley

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FROM http://po.st/HVTIX
MEET & GREET VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE FROM AXS.COM

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Thursday Night Entertainment.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 15th May 2018
BLOODSTOCK 2018 is all set to be the biggest yet, with tickets moving fast and set to sell out again in advance.  If you want to join us at Catton Park in August, don't delay in grabbing your tickets! The countdown is now on, with just 12 weeks to go!

If you're arriving early on Thursday to set up your pitch, we kick off the festival arrivals night in heavy duty style with five awesome bands on the Sophie Lancaster stage.

ARKONA (www.facebook.com/arkonarussia) headline the party, bringing their pagan/folk infused tunes all the way from Moscow, Russia.  The band's current album, 'Khram' was released earlier this year. Check out 'Shtorm' taken from that release at https://youtu.be/7WXUq9q5RZc.  Portsmouth death metallers and 2009 'Metal 2 The Masses' alumni BLOODSHOT DAWN (www.facebook.com/pg/BloodshotDawn) also land a slot.  Watch their official video for 'Shackled', taken from the recently released 'Reanimation' album; https://youtu.be/W79nOt56zq0.  Bringing their bagpipes to the bill are folk metal outfit SKILTRON (www.facebook.com/skiltron).  Check out the track 'All Men Die' from current album 'Legacy of Blood' and get a taster of their sound - https://youtu.be/BeZ-ERGprrI.

Riff-tastic rockers FIRE RED EMPRESS (www.facebook.com/fireredempress) also grab a place on the bill.  Their debut album, 'Black Morphine' arrived last year, featuring 'Dead Nature'.  Check out that video; https://youtu.be/R4hkyKnfI2U.  Lastly, Leeds doomsters HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN (www.facebook.com/hundredyearoldman) open the festival proceedings!  The Leeds sludgesters recently released their debut album, 'Breaching' which you can stream or buy over at https://hundredyearoldman.bandcamp.com/.

Thinking about your route to BLOODSTOCK yet?  Official travel partner BIG GREEN COACH are more than happy to transport you, your mates and all your camping essentials from 23 pick-up points all over the country to right inside the BLOODSTOCK gates, having recently added Cambridge & Norwich due to customer demand!  For more details, watch https://youtu.be/wqT7Rt2B60E.  Alternatively, if you're driving to the festival and have a space in your car, or are seeking a ride from your area, post your trip on GOCARSHARE's website to match up with a friendly metaller and help each other ride to BLOODSTOCK!  You'll even be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to next year's festival just by using the GOCARSHARE scheme!  Full details over at http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.

Come join us in August!  Standard weekend tickets are on sale now, priced at £145 for four days of metal fun.  Grab yours at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for an email reminder so you don't miss out when a limited number of single day tickets go on sale at the end of June.  Register your interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners GOJIRA and Sunday's bill toppers NIGHTWISH announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, POWER TRIP, CONJURER, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, PALLBEARER, MEMORIAM and many more, we're more excited than ever for BLOODSTOCK 2018!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 9th-12th August 2018.  Get additional information at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Knuckle Puck Release Video For 'Twist'.

Knuckle PuckTuesday 15th May 2018
Chicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck have release a new video for the track "Twist."
"Twist" is from Knuckle Puck's sophomore album, Shapeshifter. Released on Rise Records last year and it is currently available through Rise Records.

You can watch new video for Twist here
Knuckle Puck will also return to the UK next week to play Slam Dunk Festival.

Slam Dunk Festival:
26th May Leeds Slam Dunk North
Sun 27th May Hatfield Slam Dunk South 
Mon 28th May Birmingham Slam Dunk Midlands

In early 2017, Knuckle Puck entered the studio to record the follow-up to Copacetic—their 2015 breakthrough that debuted in the Top 10 of five different Billboard chartsearned a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards and launched them from the Chicago suburbs to a place among the most beloved acts of the modern pop-punk genre.

But midway through the process, the band (vocalist Joe Taylor, guitarists Nick Casasanto and Kevin Maida, bassist Ryan Rumchaks and drummer John Siorek) realized they were on the wrong path. They weren't only making the wrong album for Knuckle Puck—they were making the wrong album for themselves. They knew they had no choice but to start from scratch. 

"Having such a struggle and being so disconnected in the recording process felt wrong," Casasanto explains. "It felt so wrong, and we were all afraid to talk about it. There was some denial when we realized what was unfolding."

Discouraged but undefeated, the band changed producers, eventually landing back with Copacetic producer Seth Henderson, and began rebuilding the songs they'd written from the ground up. Knuckle Puck's first attempt would have produced a fine album, but their second created the right one.

The result is Shapeshifter, out now on Rise Records. Despite its title, the album isn't a reinvention for the band; rather, it's the sound of Knuckle Puck taking their best qualities and honing them to make them even sharper. The songwriting became tighter and more deliberate, the lyrics more introspective and urgent—without losing an ounce of the sweat-soaked authenticity and passion that made Copacetic so captivating. Above all, it's an album that proves the band are unflinchingly unwilling to compromise when it comes to their art. That's a sentiment reinforced throughout Shapeshifter's main lyrical theme—the importance of identity—which was only magnified during their first studio session.

"When you reach early adulthood and start to see your life take shape, it's also important to shape your identity and break yourself free from anything that might be holding you down," Casasanto says. "That was a glaring parallel between what was going on with the record and what we were writing about at the time. Although it was tumultuous, I truly think we wouldn't have written the same record without going through what we did."

Throughout their struggle, Knuckle Puck grew stronger and more confident in themselves, something the band ultimately want listeners to take from Shapeshifter.

"I hope the album instills a little bit of hope in people," Casasanto says. "You look at politics and how fast the world is now, everything the internet is bringing to the world. It's difficult to form an identity when there's so much in your face. I hope people realize they should consume the things that really speak to them. Through that, I feel like it's the most satisfying way to be who you want to be."

Shapeshifter is out now through Rise Records.
ORDER HERE

 Dawes Release Video For 'Living In The Future'.

DawesTuesday 15th May 2018
Dawes have launched their new music video for "Living In The Future," the first single to be taken from their forthcoming Jonathan Wilson produced album Passwords (HUB Records), via Boing Boing.  The video was directed by Grant James (Father John Misty, Tedeschi Trucks Band), who reveals: "The concept of "Living in the Future" revolves around Dawes having their performance holographically captured for posterity. The result is a perfect mix of analog and digital that not only taps into the theme of the song, but fully represents who the band is."

Dawes also premiere "Crack The Case," another new song from Passwords, via Consequence of Sound, who call the song a, "'70s-era folk rock soother." Dawes' lead singer and songwriter, Taylor Goldsmith, provided a behind-the-scenes look at the making and influences behind the song in an interview with Consequence: "Crack The Case" was more or less the first song I completed for Passwords. The song made it clear to me what I wanted to talk about and how I wanted to say it, but beyond that I found it bringing me back to writing styles and lyrical approaches that I hadn't explored for a few records." Listen to "Crack The Case" via Consequence of Sound here.

Passwords will be the group's sixth studio album, and fourth on their own HUB Records. It is for and about the modern age: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, and the small victories and big losses that give it shape. "We're living in such a unique moment in history," says lead singer and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith, "Many of these songs are an attempt to come to terms with the modern world, while always trying to consider both sides of the story."

In the decade since Dawes emerged from Southern California, the band, consisting of guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini, has evolved and electrified and grown into a forward-thinking band for the 21st century. The result is Passwords, a warm, lived-in album that spotlights Dawes's strength as a live act while also staying rooted in studio craft and consideration. The album bounces between the familiar territory of guitar-driven indie rock (the anthemic, atmospheric "Living In The Future"); SoCal soul ("My Greatest Invention"); and modern folk ("I Can't Love," "Stay Down"), but also embraces a spacier, experimental approach thanks to the band's newest member, keyboardist Lee Pardini.

For Passwords, Dawes was reunited with Jonathan Wilson, who produced the band's first two albums. "Part of the DNA of Dawes was shaped by Jonathan," Goldsmith says. "Those first two Dawes records have a certain essence to them. We were figuring out who we were. When it came time to produce our sixth album, why not go back to the guy who started it all with us?" Wilson adds: "I wanted to record them live and capture that magic that you can only get recording a real fucking band, that lives together and breathes together as a unit. There aren't too many of those left, but I think we captured it."

Ultimately, Passwords is a clever and clear-eyed defense of empathy in the face of apathy (on songs like "Living In The Future") and a timely call for patience and understanding in an age of political partisanship (on "Crack the Case"). "Songs can be passwords," Goldsmith says, "because they're a means of giving access to someone else's perspective, thereby elaborating your own." In this way, Passwords uses its words wisely, unfolding with well-reasoned articulation and pointed punch, while never compromising the band's innate musicality and song-writing prowess. Rarely has a band created such an appropriate soundtrack for the modern age, and with Passwords, Dawes does just that.

In August, Dawes will join Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra on their first North American tour in over 30 years, and open for the band in cities including Oakland, Denver, Dallas, as well as two shows at NYC's Madison Square Garden and two shows at LA's The Forum. The band will also perform a date in Vienna, VA with Shovels and Rope and festival dates including Pilgrimage Music Festival. Full dates below. Tickets for these dates are available now and can be purchased here. Dawes will announce a full North American headlining tour soon.

Dawes- Passwords Tracklisting
1. Living in the Future
2. Stay Down
3. Crack the Case
4. Feed the Fire
5. My Greatest Invention
6. Telescope
7. I Can't Love
8. Mistakes We Should Have Made
9. Never Gonna Say Goodbye
10. Time Flies Either Way

Dawes Tour Dates– Tickets at http://dawestheband.com/events

May 20 /// Houston, TX /// The Great Texas BBQ Festival^
August 2 /// Oakland, CA /// Oracle Arena*
August 4 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Forum*
August 5 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Forum*
August 8 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center*
August 10 /// Houston, TX /// Toyota Center*
August 13 /// Dallas, TX /// American Airlines Center*
August 15 /// Chicago, IL /// Allstate Arena*
August 16 /// Detroit, MI /// Little Caesars Arena*
August 17 /// Wellston, MI /// Hoxeyville Music Festival^
August 18 /// Toronto, ON /// Air Canada Centre*
August 21 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden*
August 22 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden*
August 23 /// Vienna, VA /// Wolf Trap&
August 24 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Wells Fargo Center*
September 15 /// Fredericton, NB, Canada /// Harvest Jazz And Blues Festival^
September 16 /// Canton, MA /// Festival At The Farm^
September 22 /// Franklin, TN /// Pilgrimage Music Festival^

* w/ Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra
^ Festival Date
& w/ Shovels & Rope

 LTNT Announce UK Tour .

LTNTTuesday 15th May 2018
LTNT are set to release their up and coming E.P 'YODE'via Canine Riot on July 13th,2018 

'YODE'is full of raw energy, punk rock attitude and blistering 3-part melodies. Debut single 'Happy Days' is a relentless force to be reckoned with, with its heavy sludgy guitars and hypnotic chorus while 'Fuck Bunny'takes more of an experimental approach but nevertheless resonates with that classic LTNT dark humour. 

The E.P was produced by Liam Lever, Shaun Morgan and Matt Hyde

 "YODE is an introductory selection of songs from a session at monnow valley studios, marking a new and unexpected era for LTNT. We thought maybe the band was dead but after some drastic changes and some dramatic improvements, we're back with less bollocks and better songs" – vocalist Liam Lever. 

On Shaun Morgan's (Seether) involvement "Since shaun and I met we've been on a lot of dates. Pottery classes, salsa lessons, things like that. So as we grew closer it was only a matter of time before we became involved musically. He really believes in what I'm doing and has helped in every way he could, from signing us to canine riot to coming over to monnow valley to co-produce the record to inviting us to support every seether show we can get to. He is like a brother except he doesn't beat me up or make me eat dog shit" – Liam Lever 

One of LTNTs driving forces are their superb live performances which have seen the band tour with the likes of Brant Bjork, Chevelle and Seether. The attention also secured the band a spot at Reading and Leeds Festival two years in a row where the BBC named their set 'the best of Festival Republic stage.' LTNT have also played Handmade Festival, The Great Escape and Camden Rocks, Download Festival and Y-Not Festival  

Tracklistsing:
Fuck Bunny 
Whitey
Happy Days
Call It What You Like

 Press To Meco Announce UK Tour.

Press To MecoTuesday 15th May 2018
ollowing their sold-out release show at London's The Black Heart in April, Press to MECO have announced a full UK headline tour for October and November.

The seven date run will begin on 31st October in Glasgow and conclude with a special full album play through show on 10th November at London Boston Music Room.

Tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 16th May.

The band are also appearing at a number of festivals this summer. Full tour dates below:

02.06 London, Camden Rocks Festival
12.07 Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
08.09 Corby, Rocked Up Hootenanny

Here's To The Fatigue UK Tour 2018

31.10 Glasgow, King Tuts
01.11 Manchester, Star and Garter
02.11 Leeds, Key Club
03.11 Birmingham, Asylum 2
08.11 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
09.11 Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
10.11 London, Boston Music Room

 Volbeat Announce London House Of Vans Show.

VolbeatTuesday 15th May 2018
Grammy-nominated Danish hard rock outfit VOLBEAT are delighted to announce a extremely special London show on Wednesday 30th May, at House of Vans.

This notable event will be free to the public. Tickets can be applied for at www.houseofvanslondon.com from 4pm BST on Monday 14th May. Rebels & Angels fan club members will have exclusive early access to an limited number of tickets from 10am BST on Monday 14th May.

VOLBEAT return to the UK from Saturday 26th May for a string of headline shows as well as a main stage slot at Download Festival, closing out their UK touring for record-breaking album Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie. The band will return to the studio later this year, with a new album planned for 2019.Don't miss their signature hybrid of rock prowess, metal power, blues soul, and rockabilly swing!

UK DATES:
Sat 26th May - BELFAST The Telegraph Building
Sun 27th May - DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Tue 29th May - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Wed 30th May - LONDON House Of Vans (free show)
Wed 6th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 8th Jun - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL +

 John Williams Hits The UK Album Charts.

John WilliamsSunday 13th May 2018
Iconic film composer John Williams makes chart history today as his album 'A Life in Music' reaches the Top 20 of the Official UK Album Chart – the first time he has achieved this feat for a non-soundtrack release. The album, which features brand new recordings of his best-loved works, has also topped the UK Classical Chart for the first time ever.

To coincide with the No.15 album chart position, a ground-breaking new video is being released, which allows fans to experience John Williams' famous film themes – including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Jaws – in immersive 360˚ audio and visual for the first time in classical music, with tracks changing as you move around the video. Try it here: www.johnwilliams360.com

Recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at London's Air Studios, 'A Life in Music' was conducted by Gavin Greenaway. The 10-track collection includes the premiere recording of the Theme from Schindler's List in Williams' official arrangement for cello (rather than solo violin).

In January, Williams broke his own Oscars record with more nominations than any other living person. Williams has also won 24 Grammys, seven BAFTAs, four Golden Globes and five Oscars, with numerous gold and platinum records.

2018 marks a major milestone for John Williams as the Hollywood legend celebrates 60 years working in film. Later this year, he will conduct the LSO in an extremely rare performance at London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26th October, making it John Williams's first performance in the UK for 20 years (since appearing at the Barbican Centre, where the LSO is resident).

Over the span of his career, John Williams has graced the screens and touched the hearts of people across the world with his beloved scores, and now he makes UK chart history with A Life in Music, an album showcasing his extraordinary life's work.

 Sevendust Release Video For 'Medicated'.

SevendustSunday 13th May 2018
US rock/metal group Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for song "Medicated", taken from their twelfth studio album, All I See Is War, released today via Rise Records. The song was inspired by the current opioid crisis.

“The subject matter is a bit different,” explains guitarist John Connolly. “Porcupine Tree’s Fear Of A Blank Planet is arguably one of my favourite records. The idea is similar to ‘Anesthetize.’ These pharmaceutical companies have made it so everyone is hooked on something. You don’t even know why you’re on these medications. All of last year’s horrific suicides were linked to a pill. Think about the opioid crisis. It asks, ‘Can we just stop?’” The video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/nLKp7bG--os.

“Medicated” follows in the footsteps of the recently released “Not Original” and debut single “Dirty.” The first single continues to climb steadily up US active rock charts, sitting in the Top 20 at present. The video for “Dirty” has been viewed over 2.2 million times since it was released in mid-March and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/8avjkSoRSbk.

 Lucifer To Release Second Studio album 'Lucifer II'.

LuciferSunday 13th May 2018
On July 6th, 2018, heavy rockers LUCIFER will release their much anticipated second studio album, “Lucifer II”. Now, the band invites you to check out the album’s opening track ‘California Son’.

Singer Johanna Sadonis comments: “It is with great pleasure to bring you the video for our new single, ‘California Son’. We tried to squeeze in all things fun: old-school green screens, motorcycles, heavy music and cemeteries. Hope you dig it!”

Watch 'California Son' here: https://youtu.be/A7JCQRHROCk
International presales have begun and the album is available as 180 gram vinyl plus CD inside a flipback sleeve, on CD and all digital platforms.
“Lucifer II” will also be released in various, limited coloured vinyl editions:

100x clear vinyl – Cmdistro.de // SOLD OUT
200x silver vinyl – Cdon.se
200x solid red – Bengans.se
200x white – Tictail/Sound Pollution
200x gold - Nuclear Blast
200x transparent red – Century Media store US
300x transparent sun yellow – available through US indie stores

Pre-order links to all these editions and more available here: https://lucifer.lnk.to/LuciferII

“Lucifer II” marks the first studio release of the new LUCIFER incarnation now consisting of vocalist Johanna Sadonis, guitarist Robin Tidebrink, and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson, who plays drums and also took over bass and guitar when recording “Lucifer II”. The band’s live line-up also features Martin Nordin (Dead Lord) on guitar and bass player Alexander Mayr.

“Lucifer II” was recorded at the Honk Palace in Stockholm and Ola Ersfjord (Dead Lord, Tribulation, Primordial) mixed it at Cuervo Recording Service in Madrid.

Originally, LUCIFER formed in Berlin back in 2014 consisting of singer Johanna Sadonis and members from Cathedral, Angel Witch and Ladytron. The first 7inch single ‘Anubis’ and debut album “Lucifer I” were released by British label Rise Above Records, quickly establishing the group as a promising new act offering excellent 1970s hard rock with a good dose of proto metal and doom added to the mix. Citing Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blue Öyster Cult, Lucifer’s Friend, Steppenwolf, 70’s Heart and Fleetwood Mac as inspiration, LUCIFER corrupted the souls of many and achieved international recognition on tours through Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.

With a shift of constellation within the band in 2016 and Johanna Sadonis moving from Berlin to Stockholm, LUCIFER are now ready for an exciting new chapter in their career. With Nicke Andersson (The Hellacopters, Entombed, Imperial State Electric, Death Breath etc.), Sadonis found a congenial new song-writing partner, and “Lucifer II” turns out to be a strong sonic statement.

LUCIFER are already booked for a number of international festivals and concerts like Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest, Desertfest and Germany’s cult TV show ‘Rockpalast’.

LUCIFER live:
May 31, Muskelrock Festival, Alvesta, SWE
Jun 2, Freak Valley Festival, Netphen-Deuz, GER
Jun 24, Hellfest, Clisson, FR
Aug 17, Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA
Oct 10, Rockpalast Crossroads Festival, Bonn, GER
Oct 19, Into the Void Festival, Leeuwarden, NL
…more dates to follow…
THE SECOND COMING STARTS NOW.

 Jonathan Davis Releases New Single 'Basic Needs'.

Jonathan DavisFriday 11th May 2018
Jonathan Davis of Korn, whose previous musical contributions have yielded two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, has released a new song, “Basic Needs” PRESS HERE to watch.  The third track released from his debut solo album, Black Labyrinth, out May 25 on Sumerian Records, follows the previous releases “Everyone” and “What It Is.” “What It Is” is currently Top 5 on the Active Rock Charts in the US and debuted as the #1 most added single on Rock radio.

The new track, “Basic Needs,” continues to echo Davis’ imaginative and genre-bending approach to Black Labyrinth. The album represents the beginning of a new chapter for the Bakersfield, CA singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. It also comes as a natural step in his evolution, inspired in part by the Ganzfeld Experiment, and the out of body experiences and hallucinations that often accompany it. Davis quietly compiled ideas for what would become this solo effort beginning back in 2007. Writing and recording on the road, he personally contributed guitar, keys, and anything else he could get his hands on to the record. Moreover, the music was primarily recorded live, a departure from Korn’s heavily calculated, meticulous, studio approach to creation.

Davis is no stranger to finding success while pushing the boundaries of music. Throughout over 20 years in music, his presence has coursed through film scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne.

"Black Labyrinth" tracklist:
(PRESS HERE to listen to 30-second clips of the entire album)

  1. Underneath My Skin
  2. Final Days
  3. Everyone (PRESS HERE to Watch Official Video)
  4. Happiness
  5. Your God
  6. Walk On By
  7. The Secret
  8. Basic Needs (PRESS HERE to listen)
  9. Medicate
  10. Please Tell Me
  11. What You Believe
  12. Gender
  13. What It Is (PRESS HERE to Watch Official Video)
Pre-Orders are available at the following link: http://smarturl.it/BlackLabyrinth

Jonathan Davis will be bringing 'Black Labyrinth' to the UK on the following dates:

06.06 Manchester, Club Academy
07.06 London, Islington Academy
08.06 UK, Download
 Lamb Of God To Support Slayer On Slayer's Final World Tour.

SlayerFriday 11th May 2018
Gold-certified, Billboard chart-topping, five-time Grammy nominated band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated covers album as BURN THE PRIESTLegion: XX, next Friday, May 18 via Nuclear Blast in celebration of BURN THE PRIEST's upcoming 20th anniversary. Legion: XX is a collection of songs reflecting the greatness of the classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise artists that influenced them in their formative years, executed with the band's signature modern sound.

BURN THE PRIEST rocked the music world with the release of their brash, in-your-face Legion: XX covers of the Accused's "Inherit The Earth" and Big Black's "Kerosene", and today fans can witness another blazing cover – this time of Bad Brains' "I Against I". Listen now via http://burn-the-priest.com.

"It's been a super-big honour to recently sing with one of my favourite bands of all time," says vocalist Randy Blythe. "Playing with the Bad Brains was an unearthly experience – trying to replace the fastest-singing human ever on songs like "Banned in DC and "Pay to Cum." When it came time to choose our cover of I Against I', I was trying not to sound like H.R., as he's so unique, but yet also throwing in enough of his style to show respect to his unique voice, through my interpretation.  To cover the Bad Brains can't be a straight-forward cover, we had to nail it, and we did."

In addition to these tracks, Legion: XX features other songs originally performed by Cro-MagsAgnostic FrontQuicksandMinistryMelvinsS.O.D., and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.

Pre-orders and merch bundles are available now via: http://nblast.de/BTPLegionXX
Pre-order »Legion: XX« digitally to receive 'Kerosene''Inherit The Earth' and 'I Against I' instantly!

Listen to 'Kerosene' here: https://youtu.be/rhMM4ZNX3lw
Stream or purchase the single here: http://nblast.de/BurnThePriestKerosene

Watch 'Inherit The Earth' now: https://www.vevo.com/artist/burn-the-priest 

LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler's brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD – and the rest is global metal history.

The tracks on Legion: XX are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept LAMB OF GOD vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their beginnings as heavy music giants.
Legion: XX track listing:
1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by The Accused)
2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by Melvins)
3. Kerosene (originally performed by Big Black)
4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I (originally performed by Bad Brains)
6. Axis Rot (originally performed by Sliang Laos)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by Ministry)
8. One Voice (originally performed by Agnostic Front)
9. Dine Alone (originally performed by Quicksand)
10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by Cro-Mags)

Yesterday, LAMB OF GOD hit the road in the USA in direct support of Slayer's final world tour. This morning, the UK leg was announced. At 9.00am UK time next Friday 18th May, UK tickets go on general sale  at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/slayer-tickets.  Slayer's Slaytanic Wehrmacht fan club and O2 presales commence at 9.00am UK time on Wednesday 16th May and Live Nation's presale begins at 10.00am UK time Thursday 17th May. LAMB OF GOD, Anthrax, and Obituary will support across the UK & Europe. 

The UK dates rack up as follows: 
Thu 1st Nov - DUBLIN 3 Arena
Sat 3rd Nov - LONDON SSE Wembley Arena
Mon 5th Nov - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Wed 7th Nov - BIRMINGHAM Arena
Fri 9th Nov - MANCHESTER Arena
Sat 10th Nov - NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Mon 12th Nov - GLASGOW SSE Arena

 Slwocoaches Release New Single.

SlowcoachesFriday 11th May 2018
UK punk trio Slowcoaches continue on their roll of biting social commentary with new single 'Found Down': "It's about how the 'struggle' of the artist is glamorised by mainstream labels via the media in order to sell records," says vocalist/bassist Heather Perkins. "And it's about how mundane and frustrating the day-to-day reality of that struggle can actually be, whether that's mental, financial or something else."

The single will be released as a 7", backed by their cover of Misfits' 'Skulls' on the B-side (suitably released for Halloween last year). The vinyl will be available at the band's live dates this month and next, which include an appearance at Raw Power Festival in London and Festivals in Germany.

Slowcoaches' debut album 'Nothing Gives' was released at the tail-end of 2016 and they've been laying waste to stages around the country and continent since then, whilst working on follow-up material. A second album is expected for release via Leisure & District towards the end of this year.  

LIVE DATES:
May
Fri 11 – London, UK @ George Tavern (support from Cassels)
Sun 27 – London, UK @ Raw Power Festival
June
5th – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Thu 7 - Hamburg, Germany @ Booze Cruise Festival
Fri 8 - Nuremberg, Germany @ Desi Festival
Thu 21 – Leeds, UK @ Chunk
Sat 23 – Sheffield, UK @ Delicious Clam (support from Chest Pains + Pink Cigs)

 Northlane Release New Music Video.

NorthlaneFriday 11th May 2018
Northlane have released their brand new video for "Heartmachine". Lifted from their recent album Mesmer, "Heartmachine" is the final video in the Mesmer collection, and its existence was alluded to in the album trailer that was released right before the surprise album drop.

A deeply personal song about the human condition, "Heartmachine" was directed by Jason Eshraghian and it premiered on Apple Music this week.  
Frontman Marcus Bridge explains: "Heartmachine is a song about pain, heartbreak and loss. When the heart wants to heal and move forward, anxiety and depression work like a machine to drag you down again and again. I wrote this song in the studio after feeling low for months about a relationship that had fallen apart on top of other personal issues. I almost immediately felt a weight lifted off my chest when I started to release that pain through this song. As I let go of my heartbreak, represented through my relationship with the female character in the music video, my strength grows and I'm finally able to control my power at the end of it all."

Northlane will also return to the UK later this month to play Slam Dunk Festival and headline shows in Ireland.
You can see the band at the following dates:
22nd May - Voodoo Lounge Dublin
23rd May - Dolans Warehouse Limerick 
24th May - The Limelight 2 Belfast
Slam Dunk Festival:
26th May Leeds Slam Dunk North
Sun 27th May Hatfield Slam Dunk South 
Mon 28th May Birmingham Slam Dunk Midlands
Northlane released Mesmer in March 2017 with no forewarning, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and earned the band their second ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album that same year. In 2018, Mesmer has been on to be nominated for an AIR award for Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album, as well as Best Artwork at the Heavy Music Awards. 

 Europe Release New Music Video.

EuropeWednesday 9th May 2018
Europe are pleased to announce the premiere of their new video for "The Siege" taken from their critically acclaimed album "Walk The Earth", which was recorded at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London during the spring of 2017.  Produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isabell) it was released on October 20th2017 via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music).

"The Siege" described by singer Joey Tempest as a "snapshot" of a battle during The French Revolution, from an album that in part is lyrically exploring the rise and possible fall of western democracy and features collaboration with Joey's old friend Chris Difford (from the band Squeeze) on the lyric. 

The Video is directed by Europe's long-time collaborator Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy).

Praised by critics around the globe since its release, "Walk The Earth" has easily cemented its reputation as a rock music masterpiece.  Among the abundant awards received, "Walk The Earth" won Best Albumat the 2018 Swedish Grammi AwardsBest Album of the YearBandit RockRadioand came in at first place in the Albumof The YearSweden Rock Magazine.

Europe are embarking on their first ever tour of Australia this May followed by European festivals and a European tour in the Autumn with a landmark show at legendary Royal Albert Hall in London on September 23rd.
The Walk the Earth World tour will then continue into 2019

 "...the new EUROPE album slays. (9 out of 10)" 
- Outburn 

"Swedes unleash 70's fire" 8/10 
- Guitarist Magazine

"Walk the Earth takes the grandeur of Led Zeppelin and the beef of Deep Purple to create a muscular sound" 
- Planet Rock Magazine

"Powerful, thundering rock!" 8/10 
- Powerplay Magazine

"Excellent and Epic" 8/10 
- Classic Rock Magazine

"Retro and Reinvigorated" 4/5 
- Total Guitar Magazine

From the anthemic sound of the opening track "Walk The Earth" – to the heavy vibe that is "Haze", from the instant melody of "Election Day" to the lyrical content of "Kingdom United", "Walk The Earth" is the album that sees Europe rightly acclaimed as a band at the height of their powers. The wonderful melodies and depth of Joey Tempest's vocals along with a powerhouse rhythm section and the guitar playing of John Norum, one of the great underrated guitarists.  Norum's guitar playing shines across the record.  This is an album that is big in its scope and sound.  Much like previous album "War Of Kings", "Walk The Earth" is an album that has instant appeal but is also an album that needs to be lived with, in order to uncover its depth. 

"Walk The Earth" track-listing:
1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
4. Pictures
5. Election Day
6. Wolves
7. GTO
8. Haze
9. Whenever You're Ready
10. Turn To Dust

Since forming in 1979 Europe have sold over 25 million albums, toured across the world and become one of the greats of modern rock music. The bands all conquering "The Final Countdown" album has alone sold over 15 million copies worldwide and the single of the same name was No 1 in 25 countries.

EUROPE on Tour:
12.05.2018   INDONESIA , BOYOLALI - PANDANARANG STADIUM
16.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , PERTH - CONCERT HALL
18.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , ADELAIDE - THEBARTON THEATRE
19.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , MELBOURNE - PALAIS THEATRE – MELBOURNE
22.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , SYDNEY - ENMORE THEATRE – SYDNEY
23.05.2018   AUSTRALIA , BRISBANE - THE TIVOLI – BRISBANE
16.06.2018   POLAND, OSWIECIM – TAURON LIFE FESTIVAL
22.06.2018  FRANCE, CLISSON – HELLFEST 
30.06.2018   SWEDEN, BORLANGE – DALECARLIA FESTIVAL
01.07.2018   FINLAND, SUVILAHTI - TUSKA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL 
07.07.2018   FINLAND, KUOPIO, KUOPIO WINE FESTIVAL
11.07.2018   SPAIN, CORDOBA – FESTIVAL DE LA GUITARRA
12.07.2018  GERMANY, BALINGEN – BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL
14.07.2018   SWEDEN , KARLSKRONA - HASSLO FESTIVALEN
24.08.2018  NORWAY, MO I RANA – VERKET FESTIVAL
25.08.2018   NORWAY, ASKER – HVALSTRAND FESTIVAL
31.08.2018   SWEDEN , STOCKHOLM - GRÖNA LUND
01.09.2018   NORWAY, SARPSBORG - SARPSBORGFESTIVALALEN
11.09.2018   UK , BELFAST - ULSTER HALL
12.09.2018   IRELAND , DUBLIN - OLYMPIA THEATRE
14.09.2018   UK , MANCHESTER - ACADEMY
15.09.2018   UK , GLASGOW - BARROWLAND BALLROOM
17.09.2018   UK , NEWCASTLE - O2 ACADEMY
18.09.2018   UK , NOTTINGHAM - ROCK CITY
19.09.2018   UK , BIRMINGHAM - O2 INSTITUTE
21.09.2018   UK , CARDIFF - ST. DAVID'S HALL
22.09.2018   UK , PORTSMOUTH - PYRAMID CENTRE
23.09.2018   UK , LONDON - ROYAL ALBERT HALL
24.09.2018   UK , BRIGHTON - DOME
26.09.2018   NETHERLANDS , TILBURG - 013
27.09.2018   FRANCE , PARIS - LE TRIANON
29.09.2018  AUSTRIA, VIENNA – GASOMETER
01.10.2018  SWITZERLAND, ZURICH – KOMPLEX 457
02.10.2018   ITALY , BOLOGNA - ESTRAGON
03.10.2018   FRANCE, MARSEILLE - LE SILO
05.10.2018  SPAIN, BILBAO – SANTANA 27
06.10.2018   SPAIN, ZARAGOZA – MULTIUSOS
07.10.2018   SPAIN, MADRID – LA RIVIERA

 Babymetal Release Brand New Single.

Baby MetalWednesday 9th May 2018
BABYMETAL’s music video of their new song "Distortion" was uploaded on BABYMETAL's official You Tube channel and became available on digital platforms such as iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify as a digital release.  

BABYMETAL fans will get their first chance to hear this new song live on the first date of their WORLD TOUR 2018 in Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theater). The BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 begins today in the U.S. with sold out headline shows before appearances at some of the most recognized festivals in the world, including Rock on the Range (U.S.), Rock am Ring, Rock im Park (Germany), and Download (U.K.).

On April 1st, known as "FOX DAY", a new prophecy was revealed. The prophecy revealed that up until now we have only experienced the LIGHT SIDE and there exists an unknown DARK SIDE, a legend of seven metal spirits THE CHOSEN SEVEN. The new song “Distortion” explores the unrevealed DARK SIDE, the APOCRYPHA, the legend of seven metal spirits in which power is distorted through time and space. The music video of this song presents this unknown side and marks the important beginning of a new legend.

■"Distortion" Music Video
https://youtu.be/1ce456Nnkt8

■Digital single "Distortion"
<Download> 
▼iTunes
 https://BMetal.lnk.to/Distortion

<Streaming> 
▼Apple Music
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/babymetal/477101776

▼Spotify
http://open.spotify.com/artist/630wzNP2OL7fl4Xl0GnMWq

 State Champs Release Video For 'Crystal Ball'.

State ChampsWednesday 9th May 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs have premiered new song, 'Crystal Ball' on Radio 1's Rock Show last night as 'Rockest Record'. 'Crystal Ball' is taken from the bands recently announced new record Living Proof  which will be released on June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site.

"Crystal Ball is a song about personal investment of time and effort while questioning the outcome and worth of it all. Everyone has to find their own way to seize the moment and stay on their path. Musically, we tried some new things and thought outside of the box to bring a catchy, yet technical dynamic to Champs which we are very excited about." says singer Derek Discanio.

Listen to Crystal Ball here
The band will play Slam Dunk Festival this month:
Slam Dunk Festival:
26th May Leeds Slam Dunk North
Sun 27th May Hatfield Slam Dunk South 
Mon 28th May Birmingham Slam Dunk Midlands

Additionally, you can also watch State Champs' previously released video for 'Dead And Gone,' taken from Living Proofhere
Over the past decade, Albany, New York's State Champs have become a major player in the world of pop-punk, helping define the shape of the genre for a new generation of fans. And on June 15, Living Proof will push pop-punk forward. 

Formed in 2010 by vocalist Derek DiScanio and guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, the pair began laying the foundation of State Champs in garages and basements throughout their hometown. The band's lineup would shift a bit, but DiScanio and Szalkowski were always at the helm, crafting the band's 2013 debut, The Finer Things, along with guitarist Tony "Rival" Diaz and drummer Evan Ambrosio. They'd add bassist Ryan Scott Graham the following year and, in 2015, they'd release Around The World And Back, a record that elevated State Champs to a frontrunner in the genre. 

The band's third album, Living Proof, will be released June 15 on Pure Noise Records, and it's the most ambitious and cohesive work in the band's catalog. "It was like, let's take as many swings at it, try as many new things and experiment, until we get to the point where we could start searching through it all and then find the album," says DiScanio of the writing process. After touring for Around The World And Back wrapped, the band returned to Albany, headed back into the garage, and started writing songs for what would become the framework for Living Proof. Getting back to their roots paid dividends, as the band had a new batch of songs ready, and once they linked up with the album's producers, they wrote even more. 

Living Proof was recorded in two different sessions with different teams assisting the band. The first session saw John Feldmann producing, who brought his knack for writing hit records—which he's done for bands like Blink-182 and Good Charlotte—into the fold. But State Champs wouldn't let their old-school roots die, teaming up with Mike Green and Kyle Black, the pair that shepherded Around The World And Back across the finish line. "If there was only one chance we had at beating the sound of Around The World And Back, we still had to have them involved," saud DiScanio. With the recording process split in two, it allowed State Champs to write and record more songs than ever before, culling it down to the most potent batch possible. "At the end of the writing and recording process, we had 19 or 20 songs. We looked at each other like, 'Holy shit. What the hell? This has never happened before,'" he said. .

Not only that, State Champs collaborated with some of pop-punk's heaviest hitters, as the band co-wrote songs with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low and Mark Hoppus from Blink-182. Though State Champs had no intention of working with Hoppus, the punk legend stopped by Feldmann's studio while the band was recording and quickly took a liking to them Before long, Hoppus was helping the band write a pair of songs, working with DiScanio on the lyrics, and then jumping in the vocal booth to lay down some parts of his own. "We had no idea he was even coming in," said DiScanio, "Then the next day, me and Mark Hoppus are just sitting out by John Feldmann's pool writing lyrics from scratch. And that ultimately ended up being 'Dead And Gone,' which is the first single on the record."

This chance encounter speaks to what's at the heart of Living Proof, and that's DiScanio's embrace of the things you can't prepare for. "Living Proof has a lot to do with independence, and finding the independence within you, embracing the mixed emotions that fall in your lap a lot of the time," said DiScanio, noting that the album's title is taken from the song "Cut Through The Static," where he proclaims, "Let's cut through the static and be the living proof." On an album full of go-for-broke moments, State Champs pushed themselves to new heights without ever forgetting where they came from. 

"There are songs on this album about everything," he said, "There's break-ups, and flings, love, loss, all of that. I've seen a little bit of everything through this writing process." Living Proof is a record about coming out the other side those experiences, both triumphant and humbled. That growth as palpable, as State Champs made a record that's like nothing they've done before, but is still an an album that only they could ever make. 

 Cancer Bats Announce Small UK Shows.

Cancer BatsWednesday 9th May 2018
Canadian punk rock bruisers CANCER BATS have announced a short run of tiny shows after their performance at this years Download Festival.  Tickets go on sale this Friday... you better be quick!

June
8th Download Festival, Donington
9th Exeter, Cavern
10th Plymouth, The Junction
11th London, Brixton Academy (Supporting Alexisonfire - SOLD OUT)
12th Southend, Chinnerys
13th Bournemouth, The Old Fire Station
14th Dover, The Booking Hall

Cancer Bats surprise released their brand new album "The Spark That Moves" to rapturous response last week and had a sold-out and absolutely insane run of shows at The Underworld in Camden.  

Check out their awesome new animated video for "Gatekeeper". Directed by Stevie Gee (steviegee.com) and written by Gee and Essy May, who both worked on Mastodon's "Steambreather", the super awesome 80s-inspired animated short, features motorbike-riding ghouls, a sorcerer and the motherf**king Cancer Bats performing in a crystal ball.

 Camden Rocks Adds More Bands.

Camden RocksWednesday 9th May 2018
With less than a month to go until North London enjoys the annual Camden Rocks Festival on June 2nd, the penultimate line up has been revealed with over 200 bands playing across multiple venues in Camden. This is the 6th all-dayer that Camden Rocks would have graced Camden Town with, a festival known for sunshine, cold drinks and good times alongside over 1500 musicians and 8000 music fans soaking up the carnival atmosphere!

British indie rock duo, Blood Red Shoes have been announced to play today and add: "We're excited to play Camden Rocks for the first time and share a stage with the legendary Public Image Limited,"

They are joined by Carl Barat, who is this year's guest to DJ at the Koko aftershow, Essex Mod legends Missing Andy and another 54 rock and indie acts that include INME, Findlay, Pete Spiby & the Beat Alls, October Drift, The SoapGirls, Bryde, Reigning Days, Reverted, Berries, Longy & The Gospel Trash Drones, Hollowstar, Kid Kapichi, Leon Of Athens, Heavy Lungs, John Buckley, Flavour Nurse, BeXatron, The Jacques, The Ha'pennies, Missing Andy, Panic Island, Two Year Break, Sickjoy, 10 Gauge, Elswhere, Edgar Road, Greyhaven UK, As Sirens Fall, Arcane Militia, Wolf Cellar, Dr Schwamp, Priests to Pilots, Confessions of a Traitor, Katalina Kicks, The Silver Bayonets, Doomsday Outlaw, Pet Needs, We Are One, Albany, Tony Goff & The Broken Colours Glossii, Plain Sails, Lost In Stereo, Indya, Scrubs, Arable Desert, Juicebox Suspects, Hightown Parade, Thieves Of Liberty, Lighthouse, Desert Cloud, Those Damn Crows, Danny Starr, Mick O'Toole and The Lutras.

Also announced today is that Dr. Martens will run a new competition whereby Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders can enter to be allocated a spot to two very special and intimate gigs for Mallory Knox and The Rifles (Acoustic) at the Dr. Martens Boot Room; a 60 cap venue the size of your living room in the heart of Camden Market. Tickets will be allocated at random to Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders that sign up to the gig via the Dr. Martens Boot Room website before 24th May: http://www.drmartens.com/uk/dmsbootroom.

In addition to these performances, the Dr. Martens Boot Room will also be showcasing performances from emerging artists Heavy Lungs and Kid Kapichi (selected by The Joe Strummer Foundation), Glossii and Pet Needs, open for all Camden Rocks Festival ticket holders to attend.

North London's most prestigious rock festival has previously announced British Sea Power, Sikth Hacktivist, Crazy Town, Echobelly, Danny Goffey, Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself and post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals and many more.

Grab your tickets now whilst they are still available from www.camdenrocksfestival.com where you can also find the full line-up and all festival information.

Follow Camden Rocks online for updates at:
facebook.com/CamdenRocksFestival
twitter.com/CamdenRocksFest
instagram.com/camdenrocksfest/

General sale tickets are priced at £39.50 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to all 200+ bands and 20+ venues on the festival.

Aftershow tickets are priced at £10 (subject to booking fee) and give festival goers access to the aftershow at KOKO 11pm – 3am.

 Napalm Death Unleash New Video.

Napalm DeathWednesday 9th May 2018
UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are now launching a video clip for the opening track “Standardization” off their special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”, recently released via Century Media Records.

Check out the video clip for “Standardization”, which was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media here: https://youtu.be/FNlWLtZMvko

NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark “Barney“ Greenway checked in with the following comment about the clip: "Videos I find one of the trickiest mediums to make vibrant and impactful. Costin, the producer though, had a lot of stuff from our Roadburn Festival presentation which seemed to fit the music quite nicely and reflect the song's subject matter about the utter despair of a colourless life and desire of more conservative forces for a homogenous world according to gender, sexuality, human habits and, well, generally everything. No thanks!"

“Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” includes a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. Here is a complete track-listing with explanations for the source of each song:

NAPALM DEATH – “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”:
1. Standardization (02:46) -> LP-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
2. Oh So Pseudo (02:36) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
3. It Failed To Explode (03:38) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
4. Losers (04:22) -> Bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
5. Call That An Option? (03:03) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
6. Caste As Waste (03:06) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
7. We Hunt In Packs (03:49) -> Japan-only bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
8. Oxygen Of Duplicity (03:30) -> From Melvins Split EP, recorded 2013.
9. Paracide (01:39) -> Gepopel cover / Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
10. Critical Gluttonous Mass (02:26) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
11. Aim Without An Aim (03:05) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
12. An Extract (Strip It Clean) (03:12) -> From Split EP with Heaven Shall Burn, recorded 2014.
13. Phonetics For The Stupefied (03:29) -> From Split EP with Voivod, recorded 2014.
14. Suppressed Hunger (03:09) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
15. To Go Off And Things (02:29) -> Cardiacs cover / From Split EP with Melvins, recorded 2013.
16. Clouds of Cancer / Victims Of Ignorance (02:06) -> G-ANX cover / Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
17. What Is Past Is Prologue (02:57) -> Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
18. Like Piss To A Sting (01:31) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
19. Where The Barren Is Fertile (02:22) -> From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014.
20. Crash The Pose (01:33) -> Gauze cover / Japan-only bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004.
21. Earthwire (02:55) -> Download only as DZI Foundation benefit following the 2015 Nepal earthquake, recorded 2014.
22. Will By Mouth (01:25) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
23. Everything In Mono (02:48) -> Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011.
24. Omnipresent Knife In Your Back (05:15) -> Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008.
25. Lifeline (03:18) -> Sacrilege cover / From “Respect Your Roots Worldwide” compilation, recorded 2011.
26. Youth Offender (02:07) -> B-Side from “Analysis Paralysis” EP; recorded 2011.
27. No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal) (03:02) -> From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012.
28. Legacy Was Yesterday (02:15) -> From Decibel Magazine Flexi EP, recorded 2010.
29. Outconditioned (02:25) -> Despair cover / From “Covering 20 Years Of Extremes” compilation, recorded 2008.
30. Atheist Runt (06:07) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.
31. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version) (04:05) -> Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006.

Two singles were previously launched in anticipation of the release of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”:
“Call That An Option?”: https://youtu.be/qugUJQUzma0
“Oh So Pseudo”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZzrZtOd2Po
The 2LP edition of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” doesn’t only contain a poster and an LP-booklet, but is - next to an unlimited black vinyl version - also available in the following limited coloured vinyl runs: 100x copies white vinyl (CM Webshop Europe / Sold out!), 200x copies neon orange vinyl (CM USA), 200x copies silver vinyl (NBR) and 400x copies red vinyl (CM Distro / Sold out!).

Order the release in various formats here: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs

NAPALM DEATH were today announced as the latest additions to this year's DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL. They will play the Dogtooth Stage on Friday 8th June.

 John Williams: 'A Life In Music Out' Now.

John WilliamsSaturday 5th May 2018
Decca Records and Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station, are proud to announce the release of John Williams: A Life In Music – a brand new album of iconic movie scores by the world’s most successful film composer, including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and many more. The album, which will be released on May the 4th (International Star Wars Day) features brand new recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, who recorded many of John Williams’ original soundtracks, and includes a world premiere recording of the Theme from Schindler’s List for cello.

Recorded at London’s Air Studios with the 86-piece orchestra, this epic collection of music was conducted by Gavin Greenaway. The 10-track album features Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the premiere recording of the Theme from Schindler’s List in Williams’ official arrangement for cello (rather than solo violin). There are also familiar tunes from Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars – which were all first recorded by the LSO.

The LSO’s close connection with John Williams dates back for over 40 years, and the standard is there to be heard in these new recordings. From writing the world’s best-loved soundtracks – including Jaws, E.T. and the Home Alone films – to conducting the world’s leading orchestras, Williams truly is one of the greatest living composers.

In January, Williams broke his own Oscars record with more nominations than any other living person. Williams has also won 24 Grammys, seven BAFTAs, four Golden Globes and five Oscars, with numerous gold and platinum records.

2018 marks a major milestone for John Williams as the Hollywood legend celebrates 60 years working in film. Later this year, he will conduct the LSO in an extremely rare performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday 26 October, making it John Williams’s first performance in the UK for 20 years (since appearing at the Barbican Centre, where the LSO is resident).

Over the span of his extraordinary career, John Williams has graced the TV screens and touched the hearts of people across the world with his music, and this new album promises to do the same.

Click HERE to watch the video trailer

 New Parkway Drive Album 'Reverence' Out Now'.

Parkway DriveSaturday 5th May 2018
Reverence, the sixth studio album from Australian metal band Parkway Drive, is available in stores and on streaming services today. Reverence is the most sonically adventurous and emotionally intense effort yet from the Byron Bay-based five-piece.

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015's IRE—Parkway Drive's most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band's sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive's most devastating songs yet.

Listen to Reverence at Spotify now: 
https://open.spotify.com/album/46hNwndF4Tm6D1cGr0G5zL

Globally praised for their powerful live show, Parkway Drive will return to Europe and the U.K. in June. See the full list of European tour dates below.

TRACKLIST FOR REVERENCE:

1. Wishing Wells
2. Prey
3. Absolute Power
4. Cemetery Bloom
5. The Void
6. I Hope You Rot
7. Shadow Boxing
8. In Blood
9. Chronos
10. The Colour Of Leaving

Along with McCall, Parkway Drive features guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O'Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon.  Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, the band has released five studio albums, all on Epitaph:Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). 
With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

PARKWAY DRIVE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:

June 1st, 2018 – Nijmegen, FortaRock (NL) - TICKETS      
June 2nd,2018 – Nürburgring, Rock Am Ring (DE) – TICKETS          
June 3rd, 2018 – Nürnberg, Rock Im Park (DE) – TICKETS            
June 5th, 2018 – Lyon, Le Radiant (FR) – TICKETS
June 6th, 2018 – Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Open Air (AT) – TICKETS              
June 7th, 2018 – Interlaken, Greenfield (CH) – TICKETS    
June 9th, 2018 – Donington, Download Festival (UK) – TICKETS
June 14th, 2018 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2018 – Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS    
June 16th, 2018 – Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) – TICKETS                           
June 18th, 2018 – Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS   
June 19th, 2018 – Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS         
June 20th, 2018 – Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
June 21st, 2018 – Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS             
June 22nd, 2018 – Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS            
June 23rd, 2018 – Clisson, Hellfest (FR)  TICKETS                                                                                            
June 26th, 2018 – Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS 
June 28th, 2018 – Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS   
June 29th, 2018 – Madrid, Download Festival (ES) – TICKETS                      
June 30th, 2018 – Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST) – TICKETS
July 1st, 2018 – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI) – TICKETS    

 Dance Gavin Dance Release New Single 'Son Of Robot'.

Dance Gavin DanceSaturday 5th May 2018
Rise Records and American rock quintet Dance Gavin Dance are excited to present "Son Of Robot," the second song to be released from the band's highly anticipated, forthcoming studio album titled Artificial Selection (pre-order). Produced by the band, Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Dryw Owens, Artificial Selection is the strongest and most wondrously diverse showcase yet for the lauded post-hardcore experimentalists, equal parts intense, melodic, and unbound. Dance Gavin Dance fully indulges in the extremes of creativity, mining the outer reaches of the rock music landscape with thrilling abandon. It's all anchored in an ambitious blend of heady progressive rock and post-hardcore uniquely their own that clearly shines through on the album's stunning opening track. Check out "Son Of Robot" on Spotify and YouTube, and watch the futuristic music video for "Midnight Crusade" HERE. The video has already amassed over 1 million views to date.

Tracklist - Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
01. Son Of Robot
02. Midnight Crusade
03. Suspended In This Disaster
04. Care
05. Count Bassy
06. Flash
07. The Rattler
08. Shelf Life
09. Slouch
10. Story Of My Bros
11. Hair Song
12. Gospel Burnout
13. Bloodsucker
14. Evaporate

Artificial Selection is available to pre-order now here.
Where most bands erroneously claim wholly distinct identities, Dance Gavin Dance truly defies categorization. The Sacramento based outfit possess the kind of artistic compass shared with broadminded but metal and punk-rooted iconoclasts like The Mars Volta and Coheed and Cambria, but use it to diverge wildly, charting a new course that incorporates the melodic post-hardcore of Thursday or Taking Back Sunday with a taste of earnest pop melancholy.  

Dance Gavin Dance fans have streamed "We Own the Night" nearly 12 million times on Spotify alone, with staple catalog anthems "Chucky vs. the Giant Tortoise," "Young Robot," "Inspire the Liars," and "Deception" accounting for another 30 million streams on top of that. Their albums regularly chart in the Billboard 200, they've graced the cover of magazines like Alternative Press, and toured with Vans Warped Tour, A Day To Remember, and Pierce The Veil, all on their own terms.
 

 Mayday Parade Announce New Album 'Sunnyland'.

Mayday ParadeSaturday 5th May 2018
MAYDAY PARADE has released "Piece Of Your Heart," the first song from their upcoming album, SUNNYLAND – click HERE to watch the video.

Set for a June 15th release, SUNNYLAND is the band's 6thstudio album and first with Rise Records. Fans who pre-order the album by clicking HERE will receive "Piece Of Your Heart" as an instant download.

"'Piece Of Your Heart' is a song about true love," says lead vocalist Derek Sanders. "The video turned out very sweet – it gives me a warm feeling. Thanks for checking it out!"

"'Piece Of Your Heart' came into the batch of songs pretty late in the game," adds guitarist Alex Garcia. "I think as we were going through pre-production with (producers) Zack (Odom)and Ken (Mount). I remember hearing the chorus and definitely being floored by it. As we worked on it more and more, it really started to shine and felt so good. It's crazy how sometimes things just really click when you're working on music."

The Tallahassee, Florida-based quintet (rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarist Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick) recorded this follow-up to 2015's Black Lines with longtime producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount, and for the first time, also teamed with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (blink-182, Panic! At the Disco) and Howard Benson (Of Mice & Men, My Chemical Romance). The result is an album built on impassioned vocals, sing-along choruses, and deeply heartfelt lyrics.

The album's title comes from an abandoned hospital where the band members hung out as  teenagers. "The hospital shut down sometime in the mid-'80s but then it just stayed there for decades," says Sanders. "It was a super-creepy place—it was overgrown with vines, and still had some of the hospital beds and IV stands—but we have all these good memories of hanging out there when we were younger."

A few days after the album's release, Mayday Parade will hit the road to headline this year's final Warped Tour USA, which kicks off June 21st in Pomona, CA.  The band actually got their start selling CDs in a Warped Tour parking lot, then went on to headline the tour five times.

"Warped Tour has been an integral part of any success we've had," says Bundrick. "We cut our teeth grinding in '06, selling our EP to the line and that experience definitely defined the band. I'm sad that it's ending but grateful to be part of the last one and more importantly to have experienced those endless summer days in parking lots as a small part of that crazy tour."

Over the course of the last 10 years, Mayday Parade has sold more than a million albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album (2007's A Lesson In Romantics) selling more than a half-million copies.  They have 60+ videos on YouTube with over 1 million views, and their songs have amassed over 350 million streams in the US alone.

Catch the band in the UK this Summer at the Download Festival, 8th June 2018

 Royce 5'9 Releases New Music Video With Eminem'.

TRoyce 59Saturday 5th May 2018
Royce 5'9" releases the incredible visual for the track "Caterpillar," featuring Eminem, today.  Although the two lyrical powerhouses have collaborated frequently, this marks the first time that Eminem has provided a verse for one of Royce's solo albums. Additionally, a version of "Caterpillar' featuring Logic will be included as a bonus track on "Book of Ryan".

"Caterpillar" is featured on Royce's highly-anticipated and most personal album yet, "Book of Ryan", which is out  May 4th, (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.). In addition, a version of "Caterpillar' featuring Logic will be included as a bonus track on "Book of Ryan".  Pre-orders for the album are available now with the instant grat songs, "Dumb," and "Stay Woke" available immediately for download.

"Book of Ryan" is the seventh solo studio project from the grinding rhyme visionary born Ryan Montgomery, and is a work that defies well-worn, grizzled veteran rap clichés. Royce wrote more than 60 songs for the album. For Royce, it's all about the journey. "I just want the fans to hear my evolution as an artist as well as me as a man, and learn from my mistakes," he says. "I think they got a little bit of that with "Layers", but "Book of Ryan" is me letting it all out."

No other rapper from Detroit has been as prolific as Royce when it comes to releasing music.  In addition to his solo releases, over the span of his career, Royce has collaborated with long-time friend Eminem as a member of Bad Meets Evil on the release of the Hell: The Sequel, released two albums as a member of the lyrical assassins known as Slaughterhouse (with Joe Budden, King Crooked, and Joell Ortiz) and two releases with the lauded producer and DJ, DJ Premier as a member of PRhyme.  Their latest album, "PRhyme 2" was released to critical acclaim with the two going on tour starting May 30th in Philadelphia. See below for dates.   

Find Full Track Listing for Book of Ryan Below:

1     Intro
2     Woke
3         My Parallel (Skit)
4     Caterpillar featuring King Green & Eminem
5     God Speed featuring Ashley Sorrell
6     Dumb featuring Bookie
7     Who Are You (Skit)
8     Cocaine
9     Life Is Fair
10   Boblo Boat featuring J. Cole (J.Cole also directed the video - click to watch)
11   Legendary
12   Summer On Lock featuring Pusha T, Jadakiss, & Fabolous
13   Amazing featuring Melanie Rutherford
14   Outside featuring Marsha Ambrosius & Robert Glasper
15   Power
16   Protecting Ryan (Skit)
17   Strong Friend
18   Anything-Everything
19   Stay Woke featuring Ashley Sorrell
20   First of the Month featuring T. Pain & Chavis Chandler
 
Royce will also join Eminem on this forthcoming UK and European tour dates.  Catch him at one of the following shows:
 
June
 
30th Obos Oslo Sommer Time Festival, Oslo Norway
 
July
 
2nd Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
4th Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
6th Frauenfeld Open Air Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
7th Experience Milano, Milan, Italy
10th Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany
12th Goffertpark Nijmegen, Netherlands
14th Twickenham Stadium, London, UK
15th Twickenham Stadium, London, UK
 
Catch Royce 5'9" and DJ Premier as they embark on the PRhyme 2 tour on the following dates:
 
PRhyme 2 Tour Dates:
 
May
 
30th Philadelphia, PA (TLA)
31st Boston, MA (Paradise)
 
June
 
2nd Washington, DC (Howard Theater)
5th New York, NY (Highline)
7th Detroit, MI (St. Andrews)
14th San Francisco, CA (Slims)
15th Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)


 

 GroundCulture Announce Debut EP And Live Show.

Ground CultureSaturday 5th May 2018
Newcastle metallers, GroundCulture, have released a video for new track, 'Sculptures', the second track to be released from their forthcoming self-titled EP, out June 1st.
The band play their first ever show in Newcastle on May 10th (at Think Tank), before supporting Every Time I Die in London at The Garage on May 29th, with appearances at the 2000 Trees and Y Not Festivals also confirmed.

EP TRACKLISTING:
1) Derailed
2) Confessions
3) Deviate
4) Sculptures
5) Narrative
6) Compassion

Speaking of GroundCulture, vocalist Roy Watson says, "We are five segments of the same vision. We are one culture cursed by a disconnect inside the fabrics of our conscious mind. We are the backs against the wall, determined to inspire change through connection."

 Hoobastank Releasew New Single 'Push Pull''.

HoobastankSaturday 5th May 2018
As Hoobastank gear up for the release of PUSH PULL, their sixth studio album out May 25, the group have premiered the title track and lyric video today HERE.PUSH PULLfinds the multi-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominatedHoobastank--DOUG ROBB(Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), DAN ESTRINLead guitar/keyboards), CHRIS HESSE(Drums/percussion/backing vocals), JESSE CHARLAND(bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)--exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor. PUSH PULL(Napalm Records) is available for pre-order here and at PledgeMusic here.

Watch the lyric video for "Push Pull," the title track fromHoobastank's new album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTDx0lutpBg.


On PUSH PULL, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace(Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer).As a result, the album nails a bull's-eye to the group's underappreciated sweet spot--the large-scale, muscular '80s-'90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose "Heads Over Heels" gets a brawny, Bowiesque takeon the new collection.Hoobastankapproached PUSH PULLwith the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum"The Reasongarnered multiple GRAMMY nominationsfor "Song of the Year," "Best Rock Album"and "Best Pop Performance"for a Duo or Group. 


Album highlights include the go-for-broke "Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall),"which sums up Hoobastank's attitude. "At least we get to fly," sings Robb. In the title track "Push Pull," and "More Beautiful," Doug unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&B feel is a tribute to DAN's early, late--'90s penchant for Chic and "groove-based" dance music. Songs like "True Believer"and "Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)"show Hoobastank maturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them.  "We Don't Need the World" and "There Will Never Be Another"explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. Doug's lyrics to the headphones-worthy "Fallen Star" were inspired by a memory of him watching television one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve. 

With PUSH PULLHoobastank find themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence in the current pop-rock spectrum.

 The Interrupters Announce Third Studio Album 'Fight The Good Fight'.

The InterruptersSaturday 5th May 2018
Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters will release their third studio album Fight the Good Fight on June 29th via Hellcat Records.

Fight the Good Fight was produced by longtime collaborator, Rancid frontman, and Grammy Award-winning producer Tim Armstrong with the band at Ship-Rec Recorders in Los Angeles. The album was mixed by Grammy-award winning mixer Tom Lord-Alge (Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, Weezer). Pre-orders for Fight the Good Fight are available at wearetheinterrupters.com.

The first single shared is "She's Kerosene" an intense but triumphant track featuring The Interrupters' quintessential upbeat sound. In the track, frontwoman Aimee reflects on breaking free from narcissistic abuse ("I really hope when people listen to that song, it helps them feel empowered to leave a toxic relationship," Aimee says).

The follow-up to 2015's Say It Out Loud, Fight the Good Fight finds The Interrupters delivering their two-tone-inspired, powerfully melodic, punk-fueled sound with more vitality than ever before. With Armstrong and Alge at the helm, Aimee and the Bivona brothers channeled the raw energy of their lives shows by recording almost entirely to tape. "There's a certain feeling you get from that process that you can't really get digitally," says guitarist Kevin. "There's no overthinking anything—everyone's got to be fully present and committed. It was definitely high-pressure, but also really fun."

The Interrupters are performing at the Punk in Drublic festivals across the US. On July 14, the band will join the final run of the US Vans Warped Tour this summer in support of Fight the Good Fight.

FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT TRACKLIST:

1.         Title Holder
2.         So Wrong
3.         She's Kerosene
4.         Leap Of Faith
5.         Got Each Other (feat. Rancid)
6.         Broken World
7.         Gave You Everything
8.         Not Personal
9.         Outrage
10.       Rumors And Gossip
11.       Be Gone
12.       Room With A View

Formed in 2011, The Interrupters came together when the Bivina brothers (guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, drummer Jesse Bivona) found themselves on bills with Aimee during a 2009 tour. With their self-titled debut arriving in 2014, the band soon shared stages with bands like Rancid, Blink-182, and Bad Religion. The Interrupters embarked on a world tour in support of the release, headlining their own shows as well as supporting Green Day in Europe, Australia and South America, solidifying the band's status as a dynamic force on the stage.
 

 This Wild Life Announce New Studio Album 'Petaluma'.

This WildlifeWednesday 2nd May 2018
This Wild Life are thrilled to announce their new, forthcoming studio album titled 'Petaluma', which will be released by Epitaph Records on Friday, June 22 (pre-order). Today, the band (comprised of Kevin Jordan & Anthony Del Grosso) have shared the music video for their new single, 'Westside,' which was directed by Spencer Baldwin. 'Westside' follows the band's new ballad 'Hold You Here,' the first single off 'Petaluma,' which was released in early April and accompanied by a charming music video directed by Baldwin as well depicting a couple's spontaneous city hall wedding and casual, friend-filled backyard reception. Jordan had the following to share about 'Westside,' its genesis and urgent subject matter needing to be addressed:

"'Westside' is a song I've wanted to write for many years but never knew how, since its inspiration isn't my story to tell. Sexual assault isn't something many people are comfortable talking about, and my perspective in the song is from a person supporting a loved one who's experienced it. In my moments of anger and frustration I had to focus on showing love, care, and support for the person who was really hurting. To anyone who's been affected by sexual assault, find strength in your loved ones and speak up if you're able. You could never be a burden."

Check out the music videos for both 'Westside' and 'Hold You Here' via YouTube.

Early on in the writing process for 'Petaluma', Jordan and Del Grosso made the mutual decision to make a record that felt brighter and more uptempo, a record they'd both want to listen to everyday. "This album is the first record we made with a clear vision before the first song was ever written," Jordan says. "Something with the dynamics and emotion we've always strived for, but within the bounds of a bright, warm, and organic sonic energy flowing through it." In limiting the songs' arrangements to only including instruments that can physically be played live, they opened the door to their most honest and explorative songwriting to date.

"At times, when it comes to my life, I am as fragile as the glass that adorns the album cover," he continues about the overall mood of the album. "But like the sunflower at the center of its image, I will always seek the sun and its light. This record feels like the first hint of summer after wandering through the cold – it feels honest and true to us as artists and individuals. It feels damn good."

This Wild Life will be making the following appearances this summer on the final run of the Vans Warped Tour:
06/21 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
06/22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
06/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/24 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
06/28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavillion
06/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
06/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
07/01 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
07/03 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/05 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
07/06 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
07/07 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
07/08 – Houston, TX – NRG Park
07/10 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
07/12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Keybank Pavilion
07/17 – Toronto, ON – The Flats at Budweiser Stage
07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/20 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
07/21 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
07/24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
07/26 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/27 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/28 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/29 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/31 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre
08/02 – Jacksonville, FL – The Old Cypress Lot near Met Park
08/03 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
08/04 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheater
08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Ampitheatre

'Petaluma' track listing:
01. Figure It Out
02.  Headfirst
03.  Catie Rae
04.  Positively Negative
05. Westside
06.  Hold You Here
07. Come Back Down
08. College Kids
09.  Never Believe
10. No Need For Novocaine
 

 Truck Festival Adds New Family Area.

Truck FestivalWednesday 2nd May 2018
With just over 12 weeks to go until the festival opens their doors, this year's Truck Festival is set to be the biggest ever with the Platinum selling George Ezra, cult heroes Courteeners and indie-comeback-kings Friendly Fires. It's not just all about the music however as the festival provides a lot more entertainment suitable for all ages. They've just announced their new and improved Family & Kids area which offers jam-packed entertainment across the weekend from Thursday through to Sunday for kids of all ages.

To ensure the 21st year of Truck Festival is their best yet one yet, this year they're teaming up with Elissa Gold Events to present their new and improved 'The Village Green'  The family friendly area will be packed to the rafters with activities throughout the weekend. Including Circus Skills, Egg & Spoon Races, Water Balloon Fights, Campfire Story-Telling, Craft School, Disco and even all-ages Morning Yoga. 

Set inside a beautiful bell tent there will be the Babychange space, which offers and safe and secluded environment for parents to nurse and change their babies and this year will also see a visit from the Truck Library: The Library will house a cosy chill-out space filled with bean bags, throws and cushions. Books will be available for children of all ages and all in tune with key stages set by the National Curriculum.

Family Camping tickets are on sale now and don't forget 12 and Under's go free!

In addition to the offerings from Elissa Gold Events, Truck has also this year teamed up with Dorest Cereals who will be providing free breakfast cereals each morning for all family campers and be set up on arrival to offer a helping hand with luggage. Dorset Cereals will be offering to lend a helping hand to unload tents and camping equipment from festival entrance car to campsite, all free of charge on arrival!

Get your tickets here: https://truckfestival.com/tickets/
 

 The Story So Far Announce UK Tour.

The Story So FarWednesday 2nd May 2018
Pure Noise recording artist, The Story So Far have today announced a EU & UK tour this Autumn.  All dates will be supported by Citizen and All Get Out.
This will be the bands first time on our shores since Download 2017 and will see them hit 16 dates across 6 countries, including Londons O2 Forum.

THE STORY SO FAR
TOUR DATES


Mon 24th September Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue 25th September Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Wed 26th September Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Fri 28th September Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Sat 29th September Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
Sun 30th September Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Tue 2nd October Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 3rd October Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
Fri 5th October SWX, Bristol, England
Sat 6th October 02 Forum, London, England
Sun 7th October 02 Institute, Birmingham, England
Tue 9th October Beckett SU, Leeds, England
Wed 10th October Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
Thu 11th October Riverside, Newcastle, England
Fri 12th October 02 Ritz, Manchester, England
Sat 13th October Engine Rooms, Southampton, England 

General on sale is Friday  4th May at 9am 
 

 While She Sleeps Re-issue 'You Are We' Album.

While She SleepsWednesday 2nd May 2018
While She Sleeps are giving their universally-lauded, Top 10 album 'You Are We' an expansion with the release of 'You Are We Special Edition' on 20th July. It includes the 11 original album tracks along with an additional 8 unheard tracks.

"We feel that 'You Are We' demonstrated such a special connection between us and our fans so we wanted to give them the chance to receive as much content as possible from the campaign," says guitarist Sean Long. "We, even as a "heavy" band, have always had a strong love for acoustic and stripped backed songs so it made sense to finally realise some of our songs in this way. The St Pancras show was so much out of our comfort zone that it made the night electric.

'Lost Ideas' is something people never get to hear yet I think it's so pure and interesting. It's from the absolute beginning of the writing process and you get to hear the essence of some of our biggest songs in their simplest and most organic form. It also includes some natural ideas that never made it into any of the songs on 'You Are We' itself. This is something I would have loved to hear from my favourite artists over the years so I'm happy we are giving our fans this chance."

Set for release via the band's own Sleeps Brothers label, the new edition of the record will feature demos of album tracks, as well as the lost ideas from its writing and recording in their self-converted Sheffield warehouse space. It also features those spine-tingling alternative versions of 'Feel', 'Silence Speaks' and 'Hurricane', which were recorded at While She Sleeps' gig at St Pancras Old Church in London last September. The setting inspired bold, creative and emotive re-imaginings of the songs with a stripped-down feel. These versions sound totally fresh and different to the originals yet still retain their essence, as well as conveying While She Sleeps' fervent live energy.

'YOU ARE WE SPECIAL EDITION' TRACKLISTING:
1. You Are We
2. Steal The Sun
3. Feel
4. Empire Of Silence
5. Wide Awake
6. Silence Speaks
7. Settle Down Society
8. Hurricane
9. Revolt
10. Civil Isolation
11. In Another Now
12. Feel (Alternative Version)
13. Silence Speaks (Alternative Version)
14. Hurricane (Alternative Version)
15. Civil Isolation (Demo)
16. Feel (Demo)
17. Fear In Change (Instrumental Demo)
18. I Am While She Sleeps
19. Lost Ideas 

 Rick Wakeman Announces Piano Odyssey Tour.

Rick WakemanWednesday 2nd May 2018
Following the hugely successful Piano Portraits tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey. The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick's unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017. 

Rick says, "In the footsteps of Piano Portraits, the new album Piano Odyssey features a collection of music old and new that includes some particular favourites of mine. I'm looking forward to performing tracks from it live on my own odyssey around the UK in the autumn!"

Upon the release of his Piano Portraits album in January 2017, the YES keyboardist made chart history, becoming the first solo piano album to enter the UK's Top 10, eventually reaching number 6. Inspired by the unprecedented public reaction to his cover of Bowie's Life On Mars on BBC Radio 2 a year earlier, the album features instrumental versions of hits that Rick was originally involved with, such as Space Oddity and Morning Has Broken, as well as others which he chose for their melodies, including Stairway To Heaven and Help!.  

The 2018 concerts will be based on a selection of tracks from both Piano Odyssey and Piano Portraits, showcasing music that has a special connection with Rick's own personal musical journey, all accompanied by his hilarious memories and anecdotes about the tunes, plus a few musical surprises.

In December, an additional special Christmas tour will follow, in which the setlist will be given a distinctly seasonal twist. Expect a night of beautiful piano arrangements, interspersed with Wakeman's renowned comedy interludes.


Tickets for both runs of the tour are available at
 myticket.co.uk, and prices will begin at £29.50.


Rick Wakeman Piano Odyssey Tour – Dates
September 2018
Thursday 27th                Salisbury City Hall
Friday 28th                     Yeovil Westlands
Saturday 29th                 Aylesbury Waterside
Sunday 30th                   York Barbican
October 2018
Thursday 04th                 Reading Hexagon
Friday 05th                     Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Thursday 11th                 Ipswich Corn Exchange
Friday 12th                     Northampton Royal & Derngate
Saturday 13th                 Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Friday 19th                     Bath Forum
Saturday 20th                 High Wycombe The Swan
Sunday 21st                   Oxford Sheldonian Theatre
November 2018
Friday 09th                    Halifax Victoria Theatre
Saturday 17th                Dorking, Dorking Halls

Christmas Piano Odyssey Tour – Dates
December 2018
Sunday 16th                   Bristol St George's
Monday 17th                   London Union Chapel
Tuesday 18th                  Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 19th             Manchester Royal Northern College of Music

 Pitchshifter Return From Hiatus For First Tour In Ten Years.

PitchshifterTuesday 1st May 2018
UK agitators Pitchshifter have announced a November 2018 UK Tour to celebrate 20 years of their much-lauded record www.pitchshifter.com.

Since 1989, the band (renowned for their energetic live shows, on- and off-stage antics, crop circles, stage invasions, and being banned...), have played in 27 countries with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Deftones, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Queens of The Stoneage, Tool, Iggy Pop, Atari Teenage Riot, Bad Religion, Obituary, Carcass and Neurosis.

During that time, Pitchshifter have always continued to support new talent. In conjunction with this latest venture (an innovative and new UK music college has been set up by bassist MD Clayden: WaterBearwww.wbear.io), MD Clayden has announced that ALL of the opening slots on the upcoming Pitchshifter tour are available to local up-and-coming bands, for free.  

For a chance to open at one of the shows, bands simply need to send a track, a video link, and a short biography to: mycareer@wbear.io before September 30th 2018.  
Waterbear will vote on which bands make the cut and they'll be added to the line up. 

Main support on the tour comes for the mighty and unrivalled Earthtone9.

November 2018

Manchester Academy 3 (20th)
Bristol Thekla (21st)
London Garage (22nd-SOLD OUT)
London Garage (23rd) Second Night Added Due to Popular Demand
Nottingham Rock City (24th)

 The Wedding PResent Announce A Series Of 2018 UK Tour Dates.

The Wedding PresentTuesday 1st May 2018
The Wedding Present will be playing a series of concert dates in 2018 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first singles collection, Tommy.

Tommy was a compilation album that collected the band’s first four singles and accompanying b-sides plus selected tracks from two early BBC Radio 1 sessions. It was released, in July 1988, on The Wedding Present’s own record label, Reception Records, and provides an overview of The Wedding Present’s frenetic output before the debut album, George Best.

Track-listing : Go Out And Get 'Em, Boy! / (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again / Once More / At The Edge Of The Sea / Living And Learning / This Boy Can Wait / You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends / Felicity / What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? / Never Said / Every Mother's Son / My Favourite Dress

Tommy reviewed by AllMusic:

“Although it was a few years into their career, before they came upon the defining idea of releasing one single a month for an entire year (brilliantly summed up on 1992’s two-part Hit Parade), The Wedding Present were, from the very beginning, a singles band, first and foremost. Shortly after the release of the excellent George Best, the band gathered all of their pre-LP singles and EPs onto one handy 12-track disc. Tommy is not only the definitive look at early Wedding Present, it's one of the great albums of the mid-'80s indie scene. The speedy rush of the rhythm section and David Gedge's everyday-life lyrics and inimitable guitar style (in a scene where seemingly everyone else was mimicking Johnny Marr, Gedge's manic up-and-down strum was instantly recognisable) were so important to the development of this style of music that, without these singles, things likely would have sounded very, very different. All 12 tracks are essential indie pop but particular highlights include the definitive reading of Orange Juice's ‘Felicity’, the emotional depths of ‘My Favourite Dress’ and the breakneck, hurtling pace of ‘Go Out And Get 'Em, Boy!’ This record is part of the British indie canon, every bit as historically and musically important as the Postcard label singles and The Smiths' Hatful Of Hollow”.

Tommy live dates in 2018:

Part One – February
01/02 Poole - Mr Kyps
02/02 Royal Tunbridge Wells - Forum
03/02 Sheffield - Leadmill
04/02 Cardiff - Globe

Part Two – May
24/05 Milton Keynes - Crauford Arms
25/05 Birmingham - O2 Academy
26/05 Liverpool - Arts Club
27/05 Edinburgh - Liquid Room

Part Three – June
07/06 Oxford - O2 Academy
08/06 Newcastle upon Tyne - O2 Academy
09/06 Leeds - Church [Benefit concert for ‘The National Autistic Society’]

Part Four – July
25/07 Galway, Ireland – The Galway Arts Festival
26/07 Limerick, Ireland TBC
27/07 Dublin, Ireland - Academy
28/07 Belfast – Limelight 2

Part Five - October
03/10 Cambridge - Storey's Field Centre
04/10 London - 100 Club SOLD OUT
05/10 Manchester - Academy
06/10 Glasgow - Saint Luke's
07/10 Hebden Bridge - Trades Club SOLD OUT

Part Six – December [To be announced on May 4th]
05/12 Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
06/12 Exeter - Cavern
07/12 Bristol - Thekla
08/12 Stoke – Gladstone Pottery Museum
09/12 Bradford Underground
11/12 Galashiels - Mac Arts
12/12 Carlisle – Old Fire Station
13/12 Leicester – Dryden Street Social
14/12 London - O2 Academy Islington

Tommy will also be performed live on the first day of David Gedge’s tenth annual Brighton-based festival At The Edge Of The Sea on 10 August.

In other news...

The Wedding Present will be playing festivals throughout the summer as well as helping to celebrate the release of the George Best album feature film documentary Something Left Behind. They will also be recording a new session for the BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Marc Riley. The band’s first six Marc Riley sessions have already been released on two compilation LPs by Hatch Records.

Following the popularity of last year’s George Best 30 album, where a Steve Albini re-recorded version of George Best was released by Scopitones, the band are now planning to re-visit Tommy.

Finally, David Gedge is hoping to find time to continue writing and publishing issues of Tales From The Wedding Present - his auto-biography in comic book form – as well as continuing to DJ around the country.

 Rob Lynch Back With New Single 'Red Lion Square'.

Rob LynchTuesday 1st May 2018
'Red Lion Square' is the first new music to be released by Rob Lynch in almost two years. Apart from a short solo headline tour and a support run with Deaf Havana, Lynch was quiet for much of 2017 but is excited to get back to it with a new song, an appearance at Frank Turner's Lost Evenings and Slam Dunk Festival performances plotted. "I was having a bit of a rough time and I was feeling like I could do with having a bit of a pep talk from my dad," Rob says. "He's been gone from the mortal world for 10 years now, so that's not really an option, but I wrote this song as a bit of a catch up with him.  I go back to Stamford, my hometown, when I need to level out and get my head straight, and Red Lion Square is in the heart of the town.

'Red Lion Square' is out now via Xtra Mile Recordings. Recording for the first time with Phil Gornell at Steel City Studios in Sheffield, Rob took along good friend James Veck-Gilodi for the trip. James lent his luscious vocals and smooth guitar work to Rob's touching songwriting skills. Having utilized a full band set up on 2016's full length 'Baby, I'm A Runaway', Rob has now returned to his more stripped back, emotive roots with 'Red Lion Square', tapping into some newfound pop sensibilities too. With the recording of a new album in the pipeline, this is a taste of things to come with a song that tugs at the heartstrings in the best possible way.
ROB LYNCH streams new single 'Red Lion Square':
https://youtu.be/w63rBrfCpvM

LIVE DATES:
May:
14th - Lost Evenings @ The Roundhouse - London
26th - Slam Dunk Festival North - Leeds
27th - Slam Dunk Festival South - Hatfield
28th - Slam Dunk Festival Midlands - Birmingham
August:
1st - A Summer's Tale Festival - Germany

 Years And Years Announce Second Studio Album.

Years And YearsTuesday 1st May 2018
Years & Years have confirmed details of their highly anticipated second album 'Palo Santo', to be released on July 6th via Polydor Records. The band's first official single from 'Palo Santo' will be revealed very soon. In the meantime, today's album announcement comes with the first official trailer for the band's short film (of the same name), featuring Years & Years front-man Olly Alexander, as well as the legendary Academy Award-winning actress Dame Judi Dench.

Watch the official trailer for "Palo Santo" HERE

The British trio recently made a welcome and surprise return with their critically acclaimed track 'Sanctify'. The official video became the #1 most trending video on YouTube upon release, surpassing 6 million views and seeing the band grace the likes of 'Sounds Like Friday Night' to the cover of The Guardian. 'Sanctify' proved to be the first taste of forthcoming second album 'Palo Santo', which reached number 1 in the UK upon release, sold 1.5 million copies, and was nominated for 5 BRIT Awards.

A band intuitively connected to great, homespun British pop classicism, 'Palo Santo' announces Years & Years' ascension to the world stage. At the core is Olly Alexander, a once-in-a-generation front-man who understands more than most his responsibility as a pop star. His personal leap forward in scope and ambition is reflected in the album's colorful mix of collaborators, which range from Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter to Steve Mac, Jessie Shatkin and Sarah Hudson. On 'Palo Santo', Years & Years' impact on pop feels truly tribal, one in which the minority is always the majority, and everyone is welcome.

Having teased fans for months, the bold concept behind Years & Years' second album is further explored in the upcoming short film directed by Fred Rowson and starring Olly Alexander, Dame Judi Dench and cult Thai actor Vithaya Pansringarm amongst others. The record takes its name from a sacred wood but, in the densely woven fictional backstory of the music video and short film, Palo Santo has also become a city on a distant planet, on which human beings are a rare commodity, worshipped and idolized by an android society. Olly, along with the final humans, is recruited to perform in a series of bizarre erotic cabarets, for an artificial master known only as The Showman. 

Part full-blooded, escapist fantasia and part social comment, for Years & Years this is about outlier pop as futurism once more, offering solutions when the wider world is transforming beyond recognition. With Olly drawing as much inspiration from cult sci-fi as the multi-sensory pop of Prince, Bowie or Gaga, in 'Palo Santo' Years & Years have created the perfect space in which to tell their most intimate, personal stories; on identity, sexuality, performance, and ultimately, what it means to be human.

"Palo Santo" (standard edition track-list).
1. Sanctify
2. Hallelujah
3. All For You
4. Karma
5. Hypnotised
6. Rendezvous
7. If You're Over Me
8. Preacher
9. Lucky Escape
10. Palo Santo
Here (Interlude)

Pre-order album HERE

 Mastodon Release Animated Video For 'Clandestiny'.

MastodonMonday 23rd April 2018
Grammy Award winning heavy rock icons Mastodon launch a brand new animated video for 'Clandestiny' a track from their internationally acclaimed current album Emperor Of Sand (Warner Bros. Records). The typically strange Mastodonian video takes place in the not too distant, retro-future (or is it?) and casts a darkly dystopian sci-fi-type projection. The video was directed, produced, animated and edited by Ariel Costa, aka BlinkMyBrain. Costa has created unique videos for Led Zeppelin, Green Day, as well as brand work for The New York Times, Spotify, Fairphone, Facebook and much more.

Click here to view and share "Clandestiny" on Reprise Recordings.

Mastodon are also nominated in the Best Album, Best Artwork, Best International Band categories in this year's Heavy Music Awards. Go vote now at:  vote.heavymusicawards.com
"The music of Emperor Of Sand is an emotional statement in itself. Fury and invention coexist, and rage, while palpable, isn't the sole or dominant characteristic... metal that soars with authority and intellect. Emperor Of Sand stands as another arresting work by Mastodon, which may very well be contemporary metal's most compelling group." - Wall Street Journal

Mastodon – Primus Co-headline US tour dates:
# indicates Mastodon Headline date

Sun May 06 Denver, Co Red Rocks Amphitheater
Tue May 08 Oklahoma City, OK Criterion
Wed May 09 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall (All Them Witches support)#
Thurs May 10 Dallas, TX Southside Ballroom (on sale 2/3)
Fri May 11 Austin, TX 360 Amphitheater
Sun May 12 Rogers, AR WAL-MART Amphitheater
Mon May 14 Birmingham, AL BJCC Theater (on sale 2/3)
Tue May 15 Nashville, TN Municipal Auditorium
Wed May 16 Atlanta, GA The Fox
Fri May 18 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Pavilion
Sat May 19 Charlotte, NC Metro Amphitheater
Sun May 20 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
Tue May 22 Reading, PA Diamond Credit Union Theater @ Sandtander
Wed May 23 Buffalo, NY Art Park Amphitheater
Fri May 25 Glen Falls, NY Cool Insuring Arena
Sat May 26 Providence, RI Bold Point Park
Sun May 27 Portland, ME Maine State Pier #
Tue May 29 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Wed May 30 Philadelphia, PA Penns Landing
 
Fri June 01 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
Sat June 02 Baltimore, MD Pier 6 Pavilion
Sun June 03 Coney Island, NY Ford Amphitheater @ Northerly Island (Brooklyn)
Tue June 05 Columbus, OH Express Live! (outdoors)
Wed June 06 Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pav. - Northerly Island
Fri June 08 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE (outdoor stage)
Sat June 09 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater @ Freedom Hill
Sun June 10 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
Tue June 12 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend
Thurs June 14 Minneapolis, MN The Myth
Fri June 15 Bonner Springs, KS Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sat June 16 Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater
Mon June 18 Lincoln, NE Pinewood Bowl (on sale 2/3)
Thurs June 21 Bonner, MT Kettlehouse Amphitheater
Fri June 22 Seattle, WA Marymoor Park
Sat June 23 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Mon June 25 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Tue June 26 Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion #
Thurs June 28 Avila Beach, CA Avila Beach Amphitheater
Fri June 29 Berkeley, CA Greek Theater
Sat June 30 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino
 
Mon July 02 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Pavilion
Tue July 03 Las Vegas, NV Downtown Event Center
Thurs July 05 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
Fri July 06 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
Sat July 07 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theater
Sat Aug 18 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair (w/ Halestorm, others TBC)#

Order Emperor of Sand here: https://wbr.ec/emperorofsand

Also available now is their most recent release, a four-song EP titled Cold Dark Place, compiling previously unreleased tracks and songs from Emperor of Sand sessions.

 Bullet For My Valentine Announce UK Tour.

Bullet For My ValentineMonday 23rd April 2018
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have announced an Oct / Nov 2018 UK and Euro tour in support of forthcoming album, Gravity. The shows include two arena slots for the UK, taking place on November 10th at Alexandra Palace, London, and on November 11th at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.

Of Mice & Men will appear as support on all shows.

'GRAVITY' EURO & UK TOUR DATES
OCTOBER
24 Columbiahalle Berlin, DE
26 Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, DE
27 Palladium Cologne, DE
28 Zenith Munich, DE
30 Samsung Hall Zurich, CH
31 Estragon Bologna, IT
NOVEMBER
03 Haus Auensee Leipzig, DE
06 Casino de Paris Paris, FR
07 Rockhal Esch-sur-Alzette, LX
08 013 Tilburg, NL
10 Alexandra Palace London, UK
11 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, UK

UK fans can get first access to tickets for London and Cardiff with their pre-order of Gravity from the official store before 12pm BST on Monday April 30th here: http://bfmv.com/gravity
Each pre-order comes with a code to access pre-sale tickets from 10am BST Tuesday May 1st. Tickets go on general sale Friday May 4th, available from http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/live/

Pre-orders for new studio album Gravity, along with special bundles, are available now http://bfmv.com/gravity. Those that pre-order the album will receive an instant download of unreleased album track, 'Piece of Me' as well as the previously released single 'Over It'.

Gravity- due for release on June 29th -  is BFMV's first album under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axeman Michael 'Padge' Paget, plus bassist Jamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.

BFMV will tour the US before performing second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event, then on to the US again.

Check out the band's recently released music video for 'Over It', the first single from forthcoming opus, Gravity, here: http://vevo.ly/jX49e7

 The Mad Caddies Announce New Album.

Mad CaddiesMonday 23rd April 2018
News flash…we have a new Mad Caddies album! Rumors have been flying for the past few months, but today we can finally reveal the details of what Fat Mike and the band have been collaborating on. Mike wanted to put a reggae spin on some classic punk songs, so he enlisted the help of the Caddies, and Punk Rocksteady was born. The album features 12 classic punk songs, hand-picked by Fat Mike, completely reimagined with a reggae strut! No bullshit… this album would even have Bob Marley jammin’ to standards from the likes of Bad ReligionThe Misfits, and Descendents. It’s not due out until June 15th, but don’t you worry. Brooklyn Vegan is premiering Mad Caddies’ rendition of Green Day’s “She.” Then, scope out the full track-listing and grab your copy today! 

The Mad Caddies have always had a diverse set of influences. Since forming in Solvang, California back in 1995, the band has channeled their love of classic reggae, dub, ska, dancehall, two-tone, and punk into something that’s distinctly theirs. Over the past twenty years, the Mad Caddies have made music that slipped between genre lines, and with Punk Rocksteady, they offer a record of punk covers that shows the Mad Caddies are capable of taking all that piss and vinegar and turning it into something beautiful.

Recorded at San Francisco’s Motor Studios with Fat Mike serving as the record’s producer, as well as its spiritual guide, the Mad Caddies got to bring one of Mike’s pet projects to life. “This has been one of his dream projects for a long time,” says guitarist Sascha Lazor. “It’s been a party conversation. ‘Hey, you should do that.’” But after years of talk, the stars began to align. What followed was a two-month long process that saw the band, as well as Mike, collaborate on making a list of songs that were befitting of the Mad Caddies treatment.

“We had a grand vision that we needed to have four-to-six sounds on here,” says vocalist Chuck Robertson. “We needed to have traditional ska, super horn-heavy dancehall songs, reggae, SoCal stuff, and we needed to have something new and weird that we could make our own.” In order to make Punk Rocksteadydiverse, the band labored over picking songs that could be interpreted in ways that would feel new and exciting, but still retained the spirit of the originals.

With Punk Rocksteady, the Mad Caddies effectively reframe the past 40 years of punk history into something that’s lighter but no less impactful. From pulling vintage soul music sounds out of The Misfits “Some Kind Of Hate,” or giving the Descendents deep cut “Jean Is Dead” a reggae strut, some of punk’s genre-defining bands are remade at the hands of the Mad Caddies. “If the song’s good, it can be played in any genre and do the song justice,” says Robertson, and it’s true listening to Punk Rocksteady, as the band’s approach shows the limitless potential of the source material, turning Against Me!’s “Sink, Florida, Sink” into a horn-laced joyride and giving the staunch ska-haters Propagandhi a send-up that even they couldn’t deny.

“We wanted this to be a cohesive album that, even if you’re not a fan of punk, you could throw on and enjoy,” says Robertson. And for punks that are dubious of reggae, it gives them a new view of the songwriting chops of some of their favorite bands. With both the Mad Caddies and Fat Mike in a room, the material for Punk Rocksteady had a really high bar to clear, and the band put in the work to ensure it did. “It’s really hard to take a Bad Religion song and make it a reggae song and have it sound good,” says Lazor. “There’s so much movement in the chords, and that doesn’t work for reggae.” But the result was finding a way to translate Bad Religion’s “Sorrow” into something that retained the song’s powerful arch with it sounding like something you’ve never heard before.

A byproduct of reworking all these songs to fit the Mad Caddies’ style was that the band finished the record inspired to look at their own songwriting with the same critical eye. “We don’t like to learn covers or play covers, but we picked these songs that we thought were really good,” says Lazor. “It really gave us a fresh perspective on writing songs.” It’s something that permeates Punk Rocksteady and reminds that, in the world of the Mad Caddies, the best thing to expect is the unexpected.

Mad Caddies — 2018 Tour Dates
05/05/18 Austin, TX at Austin American-Statesman Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/06/18 Ft. Worth, TX at Panther Island Pavilion Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/08/18 Toronto, ON Canada at Mod Club Theatre
05/09/18 Montreal, QC Canada at Corona Theatre
05/10/18 Quebec City, QC Canada at Imperial Bell
05/11/18 Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
05/12/18 Richmond, VA at Bon Secours Redskins Training Center Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/13/18 Philadelphia, PA at Festival Pier (at Penn’s Landing) Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/15/18 Stanhope, NJ at Stanhope House
05/16/18 New York, NY at The Gramercy Theatre
05/17/18 Washington, DC at Black Cat
05/18/18 Asbury Park, NJ at House Of Independents
05/19/18 Brockton, MA at Campanelli Stadium Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
05/20/18 Pittsburgh, PA at High Mark Stadium Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Fest
06/01/18 Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
06/02/18 Thornville, OH at Legend Valley Camp Punk In Drublic
06/14/18 Nickelsdorf, Austria at Nova Rock Festival June 14th – 16th
06/16/18 Munich, Germany at Backstage
06/17/18 Gelsenkirchen, Germany at Event-Areaan der Veltins-Arena Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/19/18 Regensburg, Germany at Alte Malzerei
06/20/18 Linz, Austria at Gasthaus Auerhahn
06/21/18 Ljubljana, Slovenia at Kino Šiška Open Air Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/22/18 Dessau-Rosslau, Germany at This Is Ska Festival 21.6 – 23.6
06/23/18 Wiesbaden, Germany at Kulturpark Schlachthof Open Air Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/24/18 Izel, Belgium at Fete De La Musique Izel (FREE SHOW)
06/26/18 Zurich, Switzerland at Dynamo w/ Bad Cop/Bad Cop
06/27/18Selestat , France at Bar Le Tigre
06/28/18 Milano-Segrate, Italy at Circolo Magnolia Punk In Drublic Fest w/ NOFX
06/29/18 Dornbirn, Austria at Messe Dornbirn Punk In Drublic Fest
06/30/18 Giebelstadt, Germany at Mission Ready Festival
07/26/18Bausendorf , Germany at Riez Open Air July 26 – 28th
07/27/18Megesheim , Germany at Der Krater Bebt Festival July 27 – July 29
07/27/18 Isle OfBute , UK at Bute Fest July 27 – July 29
07/31/18 Newcastle, UK at O2 Academy Newcastle *
08/01/18 Birmingham, UK at O2 Academy 3 Birmingham *
08/02/18 Blackpool,UK at Rebellion Festival Aug. 2nd – Aug. 5th
08/03/18Duffel , Belgium at Brakrock Ecofest w/ The Lillingtons, The Lawrence Arms, 
08/04/18 Horb AmNeckar , Germany at Mini Rock Festival August 2 – 4
08/06/18 Tolmin, Slovenia at Punk Rock Holiday August 6 – 10 – SOLD OUT
08/08/18Eschwege , Germany at Open Flair Festival Aug. 8 – 12
08/08/18 Prague,Czech Republic at Futurum *
08/09/18Püttlingen , Germany at Rocco Del Schlacko
08/12/18 Bellaria-Igea Marina, Italy at Bay Fest Aug. 12th – 14th

PUNK ROCKSTEADY  track listing:

1: Sorrow  (Bad Religion)
2: Sleep Long (Operation Ivy)
3: She (Green Day)
4: …And We Thought That Nation-States Were a Bad Idea (Propagandhi)
5: She’s Gone (NOFX)
6: AM  (Tony Sly)
7: Alien 8  (Lagwagon)
8: 2RAK005 (Bracket)
9: Some Kinda Hate (Misfits)
10: Sink, Florida, Sink (Against Me!)
11: Jean Is Dead  (Descendents)
12: Take Me Home (Piss Off) (Snuff)

 Myles Kennedy Announces More UK Solo Shows.

Myles KennedyMonday 23rd April 2018
Critically acclaimed musician MYLES KENNEDY (Alter Bridge, Slash) has today announced his return to the UK, as part of a series of headline shows across Europe, around a number of festival slots. 

The performances will comprise both solo dates and shows with a full band, as detailed below. All dates on his most recent UK tour sold out within minutes of going on sale. 

Tickets and VIP meet & greet packages go on sale this Thursday via www.myleskennedy.com

New UK Headline Dates [full tour poster attached]:
Mon 2nd Jul - EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms (solo)
Wed 4th Jul - BELFAST Limelight (solo)
Thu 5th Jul - DUBLIN Academy (solo)
Sat 7th Jul - LIVERPOOL Academy 2 (solo)
Sun 8th Jul - LEEDS Stylus (solo)
Tue 10th Jul - NORWICH Waterfront (solo)
Sun 29th Jul - LONDON Palladium (full band)

UK Festival Dates:
Sat 30th Jun - RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR (solo)
Sat 28th Jul - STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL (full band)

Live Clips from Solo Tour in March 2018
'Love Can Only Heal (Live in Manchester)' - https://youtu.be/FdO3Ma9iQc8
'Haunted By Design (Live in Glasgow)' - https://youtu.be/_MSONQzog5c
'Losing Patience (Live in Nottingham)' - https://youtu.be/C6nWHvtkJKg
'Blind Faith (Live in Birmingham)' - https://youtu.be/SGrdyzHSSFg

On his debut solo record 'Year Of The Tiger' (out now), Myles Kennedy embraces musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. Kennedy plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin, in addition to guitar throughout the album. His emotional journey and personal story is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, highlighting his unmistakable and soulful voice. Watch the video for the title track single on Kennedy's YouTube at: https://youtu.be/f3L9_6aJi2Q. Directed by Dan Sturgess, the video follows a reflective Kennedy as he travels through the memory of the loss of his father in 1974 - the year of the tiger. 

 Bullet For My Valentine Unleash New Single.

Bullet For My ValentineMonday 23rd April 2018
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have revealed an official music video for 'Over It', the first single from forthcoming opus, 'Gravity'.

Watch the video for 'Over It' here: http://vevo.ly/jX49e7 or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4K0JLU6FKE

'Gravity'- due for release on June 29th -  marks BFMV's first album release under the Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records banner, and aptly sees the band rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent heavy noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of their trade.

The four musicians have stretched their creative wings like never before, delicately balancing film-score electronica and icy synths in their trademark hellfire of hard rock. With drummer Jason Bowld joining founding members, singer/guitarist Matt Tuck and fellow axeman Michael 'Padge' Paget, plus bassist Jamie Mathias, part of the Bullet story since 2015, this is a band reborn.

Pre-orders for 'Gravity' will be live imminently, along with special bundles.

BFMV will be touring with fiery dedication as they hit the US throughout April, May and June, before playing second to headline on the Friday of Download (UK) Festival – their first home-turf festival performance in five whole years. The band will then headline European summer festivals and venues before travelling to Japan for the Summersonic event.

For a full list of announced dates please visit www.facebook.com/BulletForMyValentine

Further shows, taking BFMV to the end of the year, will be announced very soon.

 Parkway Drive Unleash New Music Video.

Parkway DriveMonday 23rd April 2018
Today, Australian metal masters Parkway Drive unleash a new song and video for "Prey". The track is from the band's sixth studio album, "Reverence", out May 4 on Epitaph.
In the vital and volatile "Prey", Parkway Drive channel their furious energy into thrashing rhythms and ferocious vocal work while delivering deeply infectious melodies. "Prey" is a gang-vocal-driven anthem that unfolds in both punishing riffs and intricate guitar lines.

Watch the epic performance video for "Prey" now:
https://youtu.be/WL_8ZY89dP4


"Reverence" is the band's most sonically adventurous album and the most personal from the Byron Bay group. With its barrage of heart-shredding anthems, the album was closely informed by a series of tragedies the band had endured over the past few years, including the untimely loss of two loved ones. "We took stock of what we had and realized what actually mattered. What we went through was horrendous," says frontman Winston McCall.

"I hope "Reverence" is the kind of album that redefines what people expect of us, in the sense that you can now expect the unexpected. This time around we've taken more risks, and I don't think we've ever sounded more interesting," says McCall.

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015's IRE—Parkway Drive's most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band's sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive's most devastating songs yet.

TRACKLIST FOR REVERENCE:
1. Wishing Wells
2. Prey
3. Absolute Power
4. Cemetery Bloom
5. The Void
6. I Hope You Rot
7. Shadow Boxing
8. In Blood
9. Chronos
10. The Colour Of Leaving

Along with McCall, Parkway Drive features guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O'Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon. Formed in Byron Bay in 2002, the band has released five studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015). With all five albums certified gold in Australia, Parkway Drive have also released two platinum-selling DVDs (2012's Home is for the Heartless and 2009's Parkway Drive: The DVD).

Globally praised for their powerful live show, Parkway Drive will return to Europe and the United Kingdom this Summer to play some of the biggest festivals on the continent, as well as a handful of headlining shows. Please see below for full details.

PARKWAY DRIVE TOUR DATES
June 1st, 2018 – Nijmegen, FortaRock (NL) - TICKETS      
June 2nd,2018 - Nürburgring, Rock Am Ring (DE) – TICKETS          
June 3rd, 2018 - Nürnberg, Rock Im Park (DE) - TICKETS            
June 5th, 2018 - Lyon, Le Radiant (FR) – TICKETS
June 6th, 2018 - Dornbirn, Conrad Sohm Open Air (AT) – TICKETS              
June 7th, 2018 - Interlaken, Greenfield (CH) - TICKETS    
June 9th, 2018 – Donington, Download Festival (UK) – TICKETS
June 14th, 2018 – Nickelsdorf, Nova Rock (AT) – TICKETS
June 15th, 2018 – Wroclaw, A2 (PL) – TICKETS    
June 16th, 2018 -  Gräfenhainichen, With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS                           
June 18th, 2017 – Stockholm, Fryshuset (SE) – TICKETS   
June 19th, 2018 – Oslo, Rockefeller (NO) – TICKETS         
June 20th, 2018 – Gothenburg, Pustervik (SE) – TICKETS
June 21st, 2018 – Copenhagen, Copenhell (DK) – TICKETS             
June 22nd, 2018 – Dessel, Graspop (BE) – TICKETS            
June 23rd, 2018 – Clisson, Hellfest (FR) – TICKETS                                                                                            
June 26th, 2018 – Roma, Rock in Roma (IT) – TICKETS
June 28th, 2018 – Airfield, Panensky Tynec Aerodrome (CZ) – TICKETS   
June 29th, 2018 – Madrid, Download Festival (ES)  – TICKETS                      
June 30th, 2018 - Vana-Vigala, Hard Rock Laager (EST) – TICKETS
July 1st, 2018 – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air (FI)  TICKETS    

 The Damned Announce Lots Of UK Shows.

The DamnedMonday 23rd April 2018
This week, The Damned are currently occupying the number seven position in the Official UK Album Charts with their new album 'Evil Spirits', released last week via Search and Destroy/Spinefarm Records. It's a big achievement for the punk rock born British legends, who, despite huge success in the seventies and eighties, never quite made the top ten, narrowly missing the chance in 1985 when 'Phantasmagoria' peaked at number 11.

The huge swell of support from their fans, critics and aficionados however, has propelled the Tony Visconti produced 'Evil Spirits' to the top and has shown the world just how relevant, forty-one years after their inception, The Damned still are. Never ones to play safe, the band always retained the energy of punk but were never content to stay within those narrow confines and 'Evil Spirits' continues on that progressive journey.

The Damned started 2018 with a sprawling UK tour in January and February with former member Paul Gray back on bass, and they will end the year with another run of UK shows in November where the band will get the chance to set free their Evil Spirits at the following dates, including a performance at the prestigious London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 23rd.

November UK Tour:

19th        Dome, Brighton
20th        UEA, Norwich   
22nd       Townhall, Cheltenham
23rd        O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
24th        Pyramids, Portsmouth
26th        Plug, Sheffield
27th        Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
29th        O2 Academy, Liverpool
30th        Empire, Coventry

December

1st          O2 Academy, Oxford
You can also catch the band live in the UK next in June when they tour as support to the Hollywood Vampires (Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp) at the following dates:

June 16th             Birmingham Genting Arena
June 17th             Manchester Arena
June 19th             Glasgow The SSE Hydro
June 20th             London The SSE Arena, Wembley

And at the following headline shows in August:

August 22nd        Southampton, O2 Guildhall
August 23rd         Holmfirth, Holmfirth Picture House
August 24th         Warrington, Warrington Parr Hall
August 25th         Belfast, Belsonic Festival

 Megadeth Reissue Debut Album.

MegadethSunday 29th April 2018
Hailed as "The Best Thrash Metal Album Of All Time" (VH1), legendary thrash metal trailblazers MEGADETH will continue to celebrate the band's 35th anniversary with a deluxe re-issue of their revolutionary debut album "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!" 

The band have partnered with Century Media and Legacy Recordings for release on 08 June 2018 in North America and Europe, and in Japan on 06 June 2018 via Sony Japan.

"Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good: The Final Kill" has been completely restored to Dave Mustaine's intended version. Remixed by veteran metal mixer Mark Lewis (Trivium, Death Angel, Devildriver, Whitechapel) and re-mastered by Ted Jensen for an optimal listening experience, the 2018 version reveals previously unheard parts and performances throughout the record, including a missing drum performance found during the mixing sessions. This rare gem includes the full original album, along with seven live audio tracks from VHS tapes found in Mustaine's own attic!

In addition to the bonus live tracks, the re-issue also features MEGADETH's 1984 three-track demo and the previously removed cover of 'These Boots', which has been added to the record with re-cut vocals true to Lee Hazelwood's version.      

The complete track listing is as follows:

"Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good: The Final Kill"

  1. Last Rites / Loved to Deth (Remastered)
  2. Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (Remastered)
  3. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Remastered)
  4. Rattlehead (Remastered)
  5. Chosen Ones (Remastered)
  6. Looking Down the Cross (Remastered)
  7. Mechanix (Remastered)
  8. These Boots (Remastered)
  9. Last Rites / Loved to Deth [LIVE, 1987 - London, UK]
  10. Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! [LIVE, 1986 - Denver, CO]
  11. The Skull Beneath the Skin [LIVE, 1990 - London, UK]
  12. Rattlehead [LIVE, 1987 - Bochum, Germany]
  13. Chosen Ones [LIVE, 1986 - Denver, CO]
  14. Looking Down the Cross [LIVE, 1986 - Denver, CO]
  15. Mechanix [LIVE, 1986 - Denver, CO]
  16. Last Rites / Loved to Deth [Demo] (Remastered)
  17. The Skull Beneath the Skin [Demo] (Remastered)
  18. Mechanix [Demo] (Remastered)


The re-issue is further enhanced by a new album cover artwork (as seen above), featuring a full executed sculpture of the iconic skull that has been lost over the many years since the album's initial release. The packaging also includes classic flyers and band photos pulled from their archive of timeless metal moments from MEGADETH's storied 35-year history.

'The Final Kill' is the complete vision of main man Mustaine, who commented: "I am just as much amazed at the music we made as I am at the pure fact that we survived it all!"

Mustaine further delves into the struggles during that time period as well as some of the surprising moments during the remixing sessions throughout the re-issue's liner notes.

 The Coral announce UK Tour.

The CoralSunday 29th April 2018
The Coral have announced details of their new album ‘Move Through The Dawn’, to be released August 17th on Ignition Records on CD, LP and digitally – available to pre order https://TheCoral.lnk.to/MTTD 

The first track to be taken from the album is ‘Sweet Release’ - available now to stream, download and as instant grat with album pre-orders https://TheCoral.lnk.to/SR 

The accompanying video for ‘Sweet Release’, premiered today by NME.com, is available to view here https://TheCoral.lnk.to/SRv, Directed by James Slater and featuring a synchronized routine by a boiler-suited, paper bag hat-wearing dance troupe, ‘Sweet Release’ continues The Coral’s tradition for visually exciting and wryly amusing promos.

‘Move Through The Dawn’ was recorded at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool and produced by The Coral and Rich Turvey.  The album is the influential Hoylake five-piece’s follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Distance Inbetween’, which featured the BBC 6Music playlisted singles ‘Miss Fortune’, Holy Revelation’ and ‘Million Eyes’.

Nick Power, The Coral’s keyboardist, has written a new book, ‘Into The Void’, which will be published by Ebacc concurrently with the new album. Powers’ third book, ‘Into The Void’ is an insightful, amusing and evocative first hand account of the recording, release and touring of ‘Distance Inbetween’, which came after a five-year hiatus for the band.

Since their debut EP release in 2001 The Coral have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping ‘Magic and Medicine’. Their eight Top 40 singles include ‘Dreaming Of You’, ‘In The Morning’, ‘Pass It On’, and ‘Don’t Think You’re The First’.

The Coral support Manic Street Preachers on their upcoming arena tour and play selected Festival and support dates throughout the summer:

Supporting Manic Street Preachers:
April 23             Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
April 25             Glasgow The SSE Hydro Arena
April 27             Birmingham Arena
April 28             Manchester Arena
May 1               Llandudno Arena
May 2               Leeds First Direct Arena
May 4               London SSE Arena Wembley
May 5               Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
May 24 – 27      Bearded Theory Festival, Walton-on-Trent
May 27             Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
June 15            Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace (supporting Noel Gallagher)
August 19         Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield (Ocean Colour Scene headline)
August 24 – 26 Camper Calling, Alcester
Aug 30 – Sep 1 Electric Fields, Dumfries

The Coral ‘Move Through The Dawn’ tracklisting:
1. Eyes Like Pearls
2. Reaching Out For A Friend
3. Sweet Release
4. She's A Runaway
5. Strangers In The Hollow
6. Love Or Solution
7. Eyes Of The Moon
8. Undercover Of The Night
9. Outside My Window
10. Stormbreaker
11. After The Fair

 Cancer Bats Surprise Release New Album 'The Spark That Moves'.

Cancer BatsMonday 23rd April 2018
Multiple Juno-nominated, Canadian hardcore metal punks, Cancer Bats have just released their sixth studio album, The Spark That Moves, as a surprise worldwide. Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released The Spark That Moves in its entirety on all digital services at 12:01 this morning, with vinyl and CDs ready to ship out to fans the same day.
The album is now available through the band's own record label Bat Skull Records in partnership with New Damage Records in Canada and the US. Purchase or stream the album HERE.

"We were just tired of waiting," said front man Liam Joseph Cormier. "We spent all of 2017 working hard on this album, all while playing shows and talking with our fans, who were constantly asking "when can we hear new music!?". We figured why make anyone wait any longer, let's just drop the entire new album all at once," Cormier enthused. "I know as a fan, I just want to hear everything right away, let me buy the record right now!  We figured, why not release our own music the way we want."On top of releasing all 11 tracks off of their new record, Cancer Bats decided to pull "a bit of a Beyoncé" and have dropped a music video for every song on the album. The videos are premiering now via a variety of media outlets worldwide. Check out each of the videos created below.

01. Gatekeeper – VIDEO – Premiering at www.cancerbats.com
02. Brightest Days – VIDEO – Premiering at Cancer Bats YouTube
03. We Run Free – VIDEO – Premiering at Rock Zone - Spain
04. Space & Time – VIDEO – Premiering at Metal Hammer - Germany
05. Bed of Nails – VIDEO – Premiering at Visions Mag
06. Headwound – VIDEO – Premiering at Exclaim!
07. Fear Will Kill Us All – VIDEO – Premiering at Kerrang!
08. Rattlesnake – VIDEO – Premiering at Pure Grain Audio
09. Can't Sleep – VIDEO – Premiering at Noisey Germany
10. Heads Will Roll – VIDEO – Premiering at Metal Hammer UK
11. Winterpeg – VIDEO – Premiering at Apple Music

The Spark That Moves follows the bands critically successful album Searching for Zero (2015), which landed Cancer Bats their fourth Juno Award nomination for Metal/Hard Music Album. Recorded in Winnipeg, MB, under the watchful eyes and ears of JP Peters (Propagandhi) at his studio Private Ear and mixed by long-time collaborator and award-winning producer Eric Ratz, (producer of Hail Destroyer, Bears Mayors Scraps & Bones and Dead Set On Living), The Spark That Moves is Cancer Bats at its finest. Combining all of the elements from their last 5 releases, the 11 tracks that make up the album blend together the bands most melodic moments with their most aggressive, becoming a savage sprint of hardcore, punk, sludge, and metal that leaves the listener craving more.

Drummer Mike Peters and lead bass player Jaye Schwarzer seamlessly collide together like two wild beasts, while guitarist Scott Middleton blasts his signature layers of squeals and destruction over top. All of this thunderously led by singer Liam Cormier's now fully formed melodic growl as he fires both positive, inspiring lyrics and scorching damnation as displayed on album opener "Gate Keeper".  Without skipping a beat, they fire on track 2, "Brightest Days", shifting back to a classic Bats positive party anthem. The record seamlessly keeps this pace of raw, catchy, anthemic, metal and punk. Halfway through it breathes with the melodic standout "Bed Of Nails", a touch of desert rock they add into the mix before diving back into the chaos that is "Head Wound". This pace continues right until the crushing album closer "Winterpeg", an ode to the very city they recorded in, featuring guest vocals from Chris Hannah of the legendary Winnipeg punk band, Propagandhi.

Cancer Bats are currently on tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed sophomore album Hail Destroyer. The band will play two sold-out shows in Toronto this weekend at Lee's Palace before heading to the UK to play four back-to-back shows at the Underworld in London. For a complete list of shows, please see below.
 
10 Years of Hail Destroyer Tour Dates
04.20.18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace – SOLD OUT
04.21.18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace – SOLD OUT
04.24.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden (VERY FEW TICKETS REMAINING)
04.25.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden - SOLD OUT
04.26.18 - London, UK @ Underworld Camden - SOLD OUT
04.27.18 - London, UK @ Underworld, Camden - SOLD OUT

 Hollywood Undead Remix 'Whatever It Takes'.

Hollywood UndeadMonday 23rd April 2018
Hollywood Undead unveiled a new version of their hit single, “Whatever It Takes,” featuring notable recording artists Prodigal Sunn, Demrick, and Fudd Rukus. The mixtape edition of the song is available to stream and purchase on digital retailers, and fans can grab a listen and watch the music video HERE. The video was once again directed by Brian Cox, who has been at the helm for other signature Hollywood Undead videos including “California Dreaming” and “Black Cadillac.” The original track appears on the band’s fifth studio album, FIVE, released October 27th, 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG.

“It's such an honor for us as a band to share this song with some extremely talented artists and friends,” says Johnny 3 Tears, Hollywood Undead’s vocalist and bass guitarist. “The song is about doing whatever we have to in order to overcome any circumstance, which is something everyone goes through in life. It's amazing to hear new stories on the same song. What's your story?”

After completing a substantial run of European dates earlier this year, Hollywood Undead are currently back on the road for a tour across North America. After selling out venues in London, Munich, Budapest, Prague, and more, it’s needless to say that the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high demand. To see it for yourself, check out the official live video of “Renegade” from the band’s headline performance at Moscow’s Adrenaline Stadium.
 
Hollywood Undead are confirmed to headline The Pit stage at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival:

24.08 - Leeds Festival
26.08 - Reading Festival

FIVE debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart and has accumulated over 35 million streams, led by standout tracks “California Dreaming,” “Whatever It Takes” and “Bad Moon.” The record threads together a collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, and Hollywood Undead’s “penchant for experimentation, as well as a flair for pop craftsmanship, is what sets [the band] apart from some of their contemporaries” (AllMusic).

Listen to FIVE HERE, and stay tuned for more new music from Hollywood Undead.

 Sting And Shaggy Team Up To Release Album.

Sting And ShaggyMonday 23rd April 2018
Sting and Shaggy's new collaborative, island-inspired album, titled 44/876 is out now on Polydor Records.

Sting and Shaggy first came together in the studio to record just one song – the first single Don't Make Me Wait - which debuted at #1 on Billboard's digital reggae single sales chart. The two musicians hit it off creatively and the initial studio session was extended, which resulted in the pair recording an entire album of material which became 44/876 - a tribute to the Caribbean sounds that influence them both. These Jamaican rhythms can be heard in Sting's early work with The Police - 'Every Breath You Take' was written in Jamaica – as well as his solo career, and Shaggy, born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, cut his musical teeth in the dance hall clubs of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Sting and Shaggy will take their collaboration on the road this summer when the two Grammy-award winning artists will embark on a European tour of various historic venues, performing their most celebrated hits as well as songs off their forthcoming new album.

44/876 was recorded in Jamaica and New York with Sting & Shaggy being joined by various musicians and writers including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, Branford Marsalis, Morgan Heritage (courtesy of CTBC Music Group), Agent Sasco and Sting's longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller as well as writers Taranchyla, Dwayne "iLL Wayno" Shippy, Shane Hoosong, Machine Gun Funk and Patexx. The sessions were produced in part by Sting International ("Oh, Carolina," "Boombastic" and "It Wasn't Me,") and Executive Produced by Martin Kierszenbaum who has previously written/produced songs for Sting, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Sting International, Robert "Hitmixer" Orton and Tony Lake mixed 44/876.

44/876 will be available in standard, deluxe and super-deluxe on CD, vinyl and digital download.

The track listing for 44/876 is:

  1. 44/876 (ft. Morgan Heritage and Aidonia)
  2. Morning Is Coming
  3. Waiting For The Break Of Day
  4. Gotta Get Back My Baby
  5. Don't Make Me Wait
  6. Just One Lifetime
  7. 22nd Street
  8. Dreaming In The U.S.A.
  9. Crooked Tree
  10. To Love And Be Loved
  11. Sad Trombone
  12. Night Shift
 Pennywise Release New Album 'Never Gonna Die' Today.

PennywiseFriday 20th April 2018
Today, Pennywise release their latest album Never Gonna Die. The legendary punk band's twelfth full-length, Never Gonna Die is the first full album of new songs with singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin, and bassist Randy Bradbury in over a decade.

Listen to Never Gonna Die at Spotify now:
https://open.spotify.com/album/2FFUV5Qe5UzMQhKwoKk8nF

Produced by longtime Pennywise collaborator Cameron Webb (Motörhead, NOFX, Alkaline Trio), Never Gonna Die came to life in the same space where the band penned classic songs with late bassist Jason Thirsk. With their quintessential power to merge the subversive and the celebratory, Pennywise have built the album on fast-paced anthems expertly engineered to inspire radical change, personal empowerment, relentless hijinks, and reckless fast times.

Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles—a neighborhood with a rich punk-rock history—Pennywise began in 1988. The band went on to amass an international following with their relentless touring and a melodic, high-energy sound fusing classic punk, surf punk, and blistering hardcore. Through the years, Pennywise have solidified their place in punk history with iconic songs like "Fuck Authority," "Alien," and "Bro Hymn" (their timeless ode to brotherhood and departed friends).

Pennywise have released 11 albums over the last three decades, including: Pennywise (1991), Unknown Road (1993), About Time (1995), Full Circle (1997), Straight Ahead (1999), Land of the Free? (2001), From the Ashes (2003), The Fuse (2005), Reason to Believe (2008), and Yesterdays (2014). Resolutely working outside the margins of the mainstream, the band has emerged as an enduringly vibrant staple on SoCal radio airwaves and the worldwide festival circuit.

PENNYWISE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

06/22/18
Scheessel, DE
Hurricane Festival
06/24/18
Neuhausen, DE
Southside Festival
06/26/18
Zurich, CH
Dynamo
06/28/18
Madrid, ES
Download Festival
06/29/18
Dornbirn, AT
Punk In Drublic Festival
06/30/18
Würzburg, DE
Misson Ready Festival
07/03/18
Rimini, IT
Summer Beach Arena
07/04/18
Milan, IT
Carroponte
07/06/18
Hünxe, DE
Ruhrpott Rodeo Festival
07/07/18
Zwolle, NL
Hedon
07/08/18
Gierle, BE
Sjock Festival

 Limbs To Release Debut Album.

LimbsFriday 13th April 2018
Post-hardcore quintet LIMBS has shared the title track from their forthcoming debut full-length album Father's Son. Fans can stream the track, which originally premiered on Triple J Radio's short.fast.loud, here:youtu.be/fsPhyWVMJqQ. Father's Son will be released on April 27th, 2018 via UNFD. The record gives listeners a dark and brooding look at a young man's journey out of religion as he comes to terms with both his upbringing and his own actions. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit:unfd.lnk.to/FathersSon.

On the new single, vocalist Chris Costanza shares: "This is not only the title track, but the first song written for the record. It's gone through numerous changes since it's initial inception, but the core has remained the same. This song was written after coming up with the inital concept for the full length about 3 years ago."

Originally formed in 2013 under a different moniker, LIMBS released their debut album entitled Dead Ends before undergoing a fairly drastic lineup change. After taking eight months for reformation, LIMBS regrouped and released their sophomore release, Admission, in late 2014, to copious amounts of positive feedback. 

The following year LIMBS toured the DIY circuits relentlessly, dropping singles and gaining fans along the way. After a tour with Saosin, the band recorded a three song EP entitled SLEEP, which was mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian, and was eventually re-recorded with Tim McTague (Underoath). 

Flash forward to 2018 and LIMBS have found a new home with UNFD, where they will drop their debut album Father's Son on April 27. A conceptual album following a young man breaking free from his indoctrinated upbringing, the album explores the harm it causes and the strength in reclaiming your own life. 

"It's loosely based off of some of my own personal experiences and feelings," explains frontman Chris Costanza. "It begins with the young man feeling distraught and angry after coming to some realizations about his upbringing and the harm it has done to both himself and others. It slowly turns inward as he reflects on himself and takes personal responsibility for his actions and deals with the aftermath of making such a drastic change in his life."

A brooding and cathartic album Costanza describes as "Norma Jean meets Radiohead," Father's Son came together with help from Tim McTague in the pre-production stages before moving on to record with Beau Burchell – the same team behind SLEEP

As LIMBS – rounded out by Daniel Nelson (drums), Joshua Kowalski (bass), Jordan Hunter (guitar), and Tyler Martin (guitar) – prepare to spend the next five months criss-crossing the highways of America showcasing Father's Son with the likes of Underoath, Veil of Maya, and on the Vans Warped Tour, Costanza reflects on the life lessons expressed within the album. 

"The biggest lesson I've learned is that love comes in many forms. Some people come at love from a religious standpoint, others from a spiritual standpoint, some from a more pragmatic place. But the most important thing I've realized is that (at least to me) it shouldn't matter where that love comes from. Seeing love in so many forms and from so many different viewpoints has been extremely eye opening for me and helped me broaden my view of love and how it's given/received. I think that's something I'll never stop learning."

Father's Son Tracklisting:
1. Fed
2. Father's Son
3. Abba
4. Black Thumb
5. Twelve Stones
6. Weep
7. Homestead
8. Sacrament
9. Crossed
10. Tangled Hands
11. Blister

 Dead Letter Circus Release New Single 'The Armour You Own'.

Dead Letter CircusFriday 20th April 2018
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have released a brand new single and video in the form of 'The Armour You Own', which has been met with a rapturous response from both fans and critics.

The video was shot in Melbourne, Australia by local cinematographer Edward Goldner, who's worked with artists like Kimbra, Karnivool and Guy Pearce.

You can watch the video for 'The Armour You Own' here: https://youtu.be/-rGB9q8yv1Y

If the personal really is political, then DEAD LETTER CIRCUS's self-titled album - their fourth full-length of all-new, original material - may well be the band's most political statement to date. For a group that has, on previous records, taken a strong ethical stance on issues such as fracking, "Dead Letter Circus" strikes at the heart of what makes humans tick, and the insecurities and psychological foibles that can make us all so fragile. 

"When it comes to lyrics, I've generally always presented the evolved version of myself that has learned the lesson the song was written about," muses frontman Kim Benzie of the LP's overarching lyrical themes. "I guess this album kind of completes the picture by revealing the mental state those lesson often begin from. I never intentionally set out to write with a message in mind - I just let it happen, and this one came out super raw and personal." 

"Dead Letter Circus" repeats the previous winning production combination of Forrester Savell (Karnivool) and Matt Bartlem (Jarryd James, Matt Corby), the team that helped "Aesthesis" which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Charts - a feat also achieved by 2013's "The Catalyst Fire". DEAD LETTER CIRCUS worked with the duo over a six-week period at Studio Circuit in the Gold Coast, arriving at the most organic album of their career, light on digital programming but riddled with giant hooks and the quintet's trademark combination of ethereal atmospherics and towering riffs. 

This self-titled album owes a debut of gratitude to the band's past, but has it's sights set firmly on the future. It's the sound of a group united in a common cause.

"This album was a huge confirmation of the brotherhood within the band," agrees Benzie. "It felt like we reached a point of a collective mind state, where we were creating music that was only possible because of the brotherhood within the group. It felt like we'd arrived. A self-titled album felt like the perfect way to mark this moment in our journey to ourselves."

 State Champs Announce New Album 'Living Proof'.

State ChampsFriday 20th April 2018
Pop punk heroes State Champs announced their new record Living Proof today which will be released on June 15, 2018 on Pure Noise Records. Pre-order is currently available for the upcoming album via the label's site. Additionally, State Champs released a new track "Dead And Gone" and an accompanying video directed by Chris Fleck Hernandez today, which can be seen here

Over the past decade, Albany, New York's State Champs have become a major player in the world of pop-punk, helping define the shape of the genre for a new generation of fans. And on June 15, Living Proof will push pop-punk forward. 

Formed in 2010 by vocalist Derek DiScanio and guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, the pair began laying the foundation of State Champs in garages and basements throughout their hometown. The band's lineup would shift a bit, but DiScanio and Szalkowski were always at the helm, crafting the band's 2013 debut, The Finer Things, along with guitarist Tony "Rival" Diaz and drummer Evan Ambrosio. They'd add bassist Ryan Scott Graham the following year and, in 2015, they'd release Around The World And Back, a record that elevated State Champs to a frontrunner in the genre. 

The band's third album, Living Proof, will be released June 15 on Pure Noise Records, and it's the most ambitious and cohesive work in the band's catalog. "It was like, let's take as many swings at it, try as many new things and experiment, until we get to the point where we could start searching through it all and then find the album," says DiScanio of the writing process. After touring for Around The World And Back wrapped, the band returned to Albany, headed back into the garage, and started writing songs for what would become the framework for Living Proof. Getting back to their roots paid dividends, as the band had a new batch of songs ready, and once they linked up with the album's producers, they wrote even more. 

Living Proof was recorded in two different sessions with different teams assisting the band. The first session saw John Feldmann producing, who brought his knack for writing hit records—which he's done for bands like Blink-182 and Good Charlotte—into the fold. But State Champs wouldn't let their old-school roots die, teaming up with Mike Green and Kyle Black, the pair that shepherded Around The World And Back across the finish line. "If there was only one chance we had at beating the sound of Around The World And Back, we still had to have them involved," saud DiScanio. With the recording process split in two, it allowed State Champs to write and record more songs than ever before, culling it down to the most potent batch possible. "At the end of the writing and recording process, we had 19 or 20 songs. We looked at each other like, 'Holy shit. What the hell? This has never happened before,'" he said. .

Not only that, State Champs collaborated with some of pop-punk's heaviest hitters, as the band co-wrote songs with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low and Mark Hoppus from Blink-182. Though State Champs had no intention of working with Hoppus, the punk legend stopped by Feldmann's studio while the band was recording and quickly took a liking to them Before long, Hoppus was helping the band write a pair of songs, working with DiScanio on the lyrics, and then jumping in the vocal booth to lay down some parts of his own. "We had no idea he was even coming in," said DiScanio, "Then the next day, me and Mark Hoppus are just sitting out by John Feldmann's pool writing lyrics from scratch. And that ultimately ended up being 'Dead And Gone,' which is the first single on the record."

This chance encounter speaks to what's at the heart of Living Proof, and that's DiScanio's embrace of the things you can't prepare for. "Living Proof has a lot to do with independence, and finding the independence within you, embracing the mixed emotions that fall in your lap a lot of the time," said DiScanio, noting that the album's title is taken from the song "Cut Through The Static," where he proclaims, "Let's cut through the static and be the living proof." On an album full of go-for-broke moments, State Champs pushed themselves to new heights without ever forgetting where they came from. 
"There are songs on this album about everything," he said, "There's break-ups, and flings, love, loss, all of that. I've seen a little bit of everything through this writing process." Living Proof is a record about coming out the other side those experiences, both triumphant and humbled. That growth as palpable, as State Champs made a record that's like nothing they've done before, but is still an an album that only they could ever make. 

State Champs Living Proof Track List:
01. Criminal
02. Frozen
03. Crystal Ball
04. Dead and Gone
05. Lightning
06. Our Time To Go
07. Safehaven
08. Something About You
09. The Fix Up
10. Cut Through The Static
11. Mine Is Gold
12. Time Machine
13. Sidelines

 PAlm Reader Announce UK Tour.

Palm ReaderFriday 20th April 2018
Palm Reader are excited to share their dark, dreamlike new video for 'Inertia' (feat. Matt Reynolds from Haggard Cat) taken from their highly anticipatedand critically acclaimed third studio album, 'Braille' out now via hotly tipped UK independent label Silent Cult Records.
Watch 'Inertia' Here

'Braille' was recorded and produced by Lewis Johns (Bastions, Rolo Tomassi, Gnarwolves, Muncie Girls) at The Ranch, Southampton. 'Braille 'is a highly refined, and marked evolution of Palm Reader's sonic identity, and sees the band eclipse their previous works. Palm Reader have doctorates in mathematical time signatures, gargantuan riffs and rail-rattling brutality, but their third offering transcends these preconceptions with fathoms of oceanic atmosphere, Intellect, and melodies awash with all the beauty and power of a tsunami.

Formed from the same Surrey scene that brought the world Employed To Serve, Woking's Palm Reader have spent the last seven years honing their craft everywhere from the dingiest toilet venues in Britain to the biggest festival stages in Europe, continuingly improving both as a live band and as songwriters as they have crept stealth-like to the upper echelons of the United Kingdom's most respected underground acts.

Since their birth in 2011 the band quickly got to work melding their various influences into their earliest compositions, their debut 4 track EP released later that year took the raw punk of Gallows, the technical, complex time signatures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the seething atmospheric approach of Cult Of Luna. It impressed enough of their peers and contemporaries that Palm Reader were soon embarking on shows up and down the country with the likes of Brotherhood Of The Lake, Bastions, Let's Talk Daggers, The Catharsis and many other of the hugely impressive raft of new bands populating the UK underground at that moment.

Be sure to catch Palm Reader at one of the following dates:

July
24th London, Thousand Island
25th Bristol, Exchange
26th Manchester, Rebellion
27th Glasgow, Garage Attic
29th Birmingham, Asylum 2
August
8th Belfast, Voodoo
9th Dublin, Fibber
10th Cork, The Poor Relation
11th  Galway, Roisin Dubh

 Skindred Release Video For New Single 'That's My Jam'.

SkindredFriday 20th April 2018
Skindred Release Music Video for New Single 'That's My Jam' and Pre-order Link for new album goes live!
 

 We really wanted to write a song that would become a new Skindred Anthem. Something that would played in Rock clubs and get people onto the Dancefloor. Musically heavy, but having a massive pop sensibility at the same time. Stylistically it's something we have always done on all our records, but it's really hard to get the balance just right.  The music video was so much fun to shoot. Running around London getting as much footage as possible with a dancing Cat! Trying not to get arrested while shooting! You then add the bad guy from Eastenders into the mix and you've got a fun video! - Says Drummer Arya Goggin

New Album 'Big Tings' is out 27th April 2018

Roaring and pounding, the follow-up to 2015`s Volume is a magnificent beast churning out heavy, distortion-laden riff punches melting into vocalist Benji Webbe`s frenzied rapping. Explosive metal and punk material rubs shoulders with smooth melodies – and of course Skindred wouldn`t leave us on the dancefloor without a hefty helping of their trademark Godzilla-esquely huge choruses.
 
Big songs, big sound, big tings!

Make sure to go see SKINDRED live at their 'Start the Machine Tour' all over the UK in April with special guests CKY and Danko Jones!

 
SKINDRED
/w CKY, Danko Jones
19.04.18 UK - Norwich / UEA
20.04.18 UK - Southampton / 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
22.04.18 Uk - Manchester / Academy
24.04.18 UK - Glasgow / 02 ABC
25.04.18 UK - Bristol / 02 Academy
27.04.18 UK - Leeds / 02 Academy
28.04.18 UK - London / 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 UK - Birmingam / 02 Institute
More dates to be announced soon!
 

Release Video for New Single 
'That's My Jam'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GkkR6-er4c&feature=youtu.be

Pre-Order Link for New Album Now Available 
'Big Tings'
 http://radi.al/BigTings

 Download Festival Goes Greener.

Download FestivalFriday 20th April 2018
Download Festival, the world's premier rock event has announced major improvement plans for this year's festival, pushing to make it the most accessible and greenest Download ever. Viewing platforms across all stages and British Sign Language interpreters lead the way for accessibility improvements to better meet the needs of Download fans, and after receiving a 4-star Creative Green Certification from Julie's Bicycle, Download continues to raise the bar with its commitment to environmental protection with the introduction of its first ever Eco Campsite. Download Festival takes place on 8 - 10 June 2018 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at  downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

Festival Republic's Melvin Benn says:
"Download Festival is built upon an ethos of inclusivity and it's incredibly important to us that as many people as possible are able to enjoy the festival to the fullest. The appointment of accessibility ambassadors has provided us with invaluable feedback so that we're able to implement practical improvements to site the that we hope will dramatically improve the experience for all. Being awarded a 4 out of 5 star Creative Green Certification is a huge milestone for Download Festival, and in this current climate I can't help but feel proud of what we are doing to protect the environment including the introduction of Greenpeace's Eco Campsite."

Access viewing platforms will now be available at all stages across the festival as well as in The DogHouse, Download's resident party stop located in the Village, meaning great accessible vantage points for the fans' favourite bands whether they're on The Dogtooth Stage or Main Stage. Download Festival is incredibly proud to welcome British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for the first time on the Main and Zippo Encore Stage platforms, provided by Performance Interpreting, a unique company providing deaf performers to the music and entertainment industry. Castle Donington Volunteer Centre will return to Download for the fifth year, to provide an almost 24-hour free shuttle service between the campsite and Village, along with Campsite and Public Transport Hub for Access customers. This year will see a 50% increase in the shuttle bus vehicles due to significant demand in 2017.

Marie Pascall, Director of Performance Interpreting says:
"Performance Interpreting are proud to be providing the first ever BSL Access Team at this year's Download Festival. We will be providing a team of 8 qualified interpreters over the 3-day event, including deaf and hearing coordinators to ensure Deaf rock fans have an unforgettable experience. Rock music can be extremely challenging to interpret, embodying the energy, power and raw emotion of these almighty rock legends is an ambitious achievement. Bring it on!"

Continued improvements are being implemented at the Access Campsite. Those camping in the accessible campsite will now be able to drive right up to their pitch to drop off their equipment, where a team of ready and willing helpers are on hand to unload customers' cars. A wheelchair charging tent with 50 charging points will be available for the first time, and the possibility of adding extra, and there will even be a 50% increase in the number of toilets in the Access Campsite as well as the check-in facility doubling in size to help make the process as comfortable, smooth and efficient as possible.

Laura Mina, Festival Republic's Senior Access Coordinator comments:
"We're continuously improving accessibility for our customers, and we're predicting a 31% increase in Access arrivals at Download Festival following changes we implemented last year, an increase from 1450 to over 2000. We work tirelessly to ensure we deliver the best possible experience for our Access customers and this year is no exception."

Download Festival is dedicated to improving its understanding, commitment and improvement towards environmental sustainability, and since 2016 Download has participated in the Creative Green Certification which is an external assessment by Julie's Bicycle, a charity who support the creative industries to act on climate change. Download achieved an incredible four out of five stars due to last year's environmental ethics, and welcomes everyone to read full report is available to read online. 

Last year at Download there was a decrease in overall carbon footprint by 96 tonnes of CO2e compared to 2016, and for 2018 we have introduced carbon balancing by adding £1 to the cost of all parking passes which will be donated to the charity Energy Revolution, who invest in renewable energy projects. This is on top of current travel initiatives with Big Green Coach, Liftshare and shuttle buses to encourage the reduction of traffic coming to the site.

In 2017, overall waste decreased by 61% compared to the year previous. Download Festival introduced reusable cups last year where half a million single use cups were saved, and the Deposit Return System has seen an amazing 100,000 bottles collected and recycled since 2016. There has even been an increase of campsite recycling points, and food traders are not allowed to use single use plastic cutlery or food containers to ensure 2018 is the most environmentally friendly yet. Did we mention plastic straws have been banned since 2016 too?

Following this, and new for 2018, Greenpeace are hosting a brand-new campsite called Eco Camp in a beautiful part of the Donington Estate, which is home to ancient oak trees and native wildlife, and can host up to 3000 fans who value spending time in the great outdoors just as much as listening to their favourite bands. Staying in the campsite is available at no extra cost for fans who have purchased a valid weekend camping ticket, but they must pre-register in advance and sign up to the set of eco-principles which include respecting the natural environment and fellow campers, being responsible for their rubbish and taking camping equipment home. During the festival Greenpeace will nurture a community of like-minded people to get inspiration about how to live in a positive way and only their experiences and memories will remain.

Victoria Chapman, Sustainability Coordinator at Festival Republic says:
"Download fans have been shown to be extremely environmental conscious and I am delighted that this has been reflected in the achievement of a 4 out of 5 star award, in only the second year of undertaking Creative Green Certification."

Download Festival introduced the Dog Blog last year, to directly communicate with fans and gather feedback. This blog has been active on the website since the start of the year, allowing customers to email in questions or suggestions, and so far over 300 people have emailed with suggestions that have been taken into consideration for this year's festival. The Dog Blog is still active and is available to read here.

Download are also proud to officially introduce brand new bookers Kamran Haq and Sean Ryman to the family. Both joined last year and work alongside Andy Copping, keeping ears firmly to the ground, handpicking the most exciting emerging talent around the world and bringing them to the stage.
DOWNLOAD LINE UP

Avenged Sevenfold / Guns N' Roses / Ozzy Osbourne
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 Tremonti Release New Video.

TremontiFriday 20th April 2018
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars/backing vocals, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have released the first official music video for their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, set for release worldwidevia Napalm Records on June 8. “Take You With Me,” the second song released from the album, is now available on all streaming services. The music video for the song was directed by John Deeb and can be seen at: https://youtu.be/BYwrSAZzXEc

“Take You With Me” follows a lyric video for the title track that was released at the beginning of April. The album, A Dying Machine, is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine in various physical configurations as well as digitally. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of new songs “Take You With Me” and “A Dying Machine” as well as 2 future tracks that will be released before the June 8th street date. The new single is also available on all streaming services including Apple Music and Spotify.

A Dying Machineis the first concept album of Tremonti’s career. The music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record. 

The track listing for A Dying Machineis:

  1. Bringer Of War
  2. From The Sky
  3. A Dying Machine
  4. Trust
  5. Throw Them To The Lions
  6. Make It Hurt
  7. Traipse
  8. The First The Last
  9. A Lot Like Sin
  10. The Day When Legions Burned
  11. As The Silence Becomes Me
  12. Take You With Me
  13. Desolation
  14. Found


Tremontiwill be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. Following US dates in May, the band heads to Europe mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festivals. Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.

UK dates
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
 Biffy Clyro Announce MTV Unplugged Album And Show.

Biffy ClyroFriday 13th April 2018
Although their live shows are best known for their electrifying and explosive energy, Biffy Clyro have often demonstrated that their songs possess an added poignancy when stripped back to their essence. Now the band can announce details of their first acoustic album, 'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' on May 25th.

Recorded at London's famous Roundhouse venue on November 8th last year, the set represented the UK relaunch of the iconic MTV Unplugged series. Biffy Clyro follow in the footsteps of influential rock bands who had previously performed as part of the series, notably Nirvana, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and George Michael.

MTV will broadcast a global premiere of the Roundhouse performance on May 25th. Biffy Clyro 'MTV Unplugged' will premiere in the UK on Friday May 25th at 9pm on MTV and at 10pm on MTV Music.

The set is rich with favourites from the Biffy catalogue. 'Machines' is already long established as a highlight of the band's live shows as Simon Neil performs accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, while the likes of 'Many of Horror', 'Re-arrange' and 'Medicine' are all natural fits for an Unplugged performance. Yet the band also flourish with stripped-back performances of songs that were more aggressive and dramatic in their original form, such as 'The Captain', 'Black Chandelier' and 'Bubbles'.

p;The album also presents some special treats for Biffy fans. A stunning take on the Beach Boys' classic 'God Only Knows' is an undoubted highlight, while a brand new original song is also included in the shape of 'Different Kind of Love'.

'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' will be released on digital, CD, CD/DVD and a special vinyl/CD/DVD boxset. Pre-orders are now available from http://mtvunplugged.biffyclyro.com/, with the new Unplugged version of 'Many of Horror' provided as an instant download.

Everyone who pre-orders the album from the official Biffy Clyro store will subsequently receive a pre-sale code for the band's MTV Unplugged tour which commences in September.

The MTV Unplugged tour presents a chance for a wider audience to see Biffy Clyro play a rare full-length acoustic set in magnificent surroundings. Tickets for the dates, listed below, go on general sale from May 11th.

September
15th – Dublin, The Helix
16th – Belfast, Waterfront
18th – Cardiff, St. David's Hall
19th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
21st – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
22nd – Manchester, Manchester Opera House
24th – London, Royal Albert Hall

In addition, the tour will also visit France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The 'MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse London' tracklisting is:

1.     'The Captain'
2.     'Biblical'
3.     'Re-arrange'
4.     'Drop It'
5.     'Black Chandelier'
6.     'Folding Stars'
7.     'Different Kind Of Love'
8.     'Mountains'
9.     'God Only Knows'
10.  'Opposite'
11.  'Small Wishes'
12.  'Bubbles'
13.  'Medicine'
14.  'Many of Horror'
15.  'Machines'

Tickets for Biffy Clyro go on-sale to the general public on Friday 11 May 2018 at 9am at www.livenation.co.uk/

 Thrice Announce One Off UK Headline Show.

ThriceFriday 13th April 2018
Thrice will return to London this June for a one off headline show at the Electric Ballroom on 9th June, ahead of their performance at Download festival that weekend.

"We can't wait to kick off our summer UK/EUR tour with an intimate show in London, a place that has truly turned into a home away from home for us." says Drummer Riley Breckenridge.

Saturday 9th June- Electric Ballroom, London
Tickets on sale now Livenation.co.uk / Ticketmaster.co.uk

Sunday 10th June, Download Festival, Donnington

Thrice are currently in the studio recording their tenth album, which follows the critically acclaimed 2016 release, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere.

 Bury Tomorrow Announce Fifth album 'Black Flame'.

Bury TomorrowFriday 13th April 2018
Bury Tomorrow have today announced the release of their fifth album (and first for Music For Nations / Sony Music), 'Black Flame', on July 13th. The band, who have this week been inviting fans to 'Claim Their Flame' via http://www.bury-tomorrow.com, have also just released the album's title track as the first single, complete with an accompanying music video at: http://www.smarturl.it/blackflamevideo

By whatever measure you care to use, Bury Tomorrow are among modern British metal's upper echelon.
Long since established as one of the UK's most successful heavy exports, the Hampshire quintet have performed on main stages at virtually every major European festival you care to name, racked up millions of YouTube views, scored two top 40 UK albums and sold tens of thousands of tickets to their incendiary live shows in the process. Shows which combine a passion, precision and uncompromising aggression that has become both a trademark and a badge of honour.

That they have achieved all of this, and much more besides, not by following trends or jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon, but by sharpening to a diamond-cut point their brand of punishing, yet effortlessly melodic heaviness, speaks of a character that few bands of any genre could hope to match.

Indeed, it is this character, this unwavering spirit, that has earned them one of the most rabidly dedicated, dye-in-the-wool fanbases in the whole of rock music. A fanbase which has seen the band grow steadily across four pulverising records of unerring quality and ever-expanding ambition.

But something is about to change for Bury Tomorrow – the embers of steady growth are about to ignite into something much, much larger. The band pouring petrol on the blaze and starting an out and out inferno. 'Black Flame' is here, and it's a record, and a movement, that's going to spread like wildfire.

'Black Flame'
TRACKLISTING:

1) No Less Violent
2) Adrenaline
3) Black Flame
4) My Revenge
5) More Than Mortal
6) Knife Of Gold
7) The Age
8) Stormbringer
9) Overcast
10) Peacekeeper

Pre-orders are available now at: 
www.smarturl.it/BT_BlackFlame  

Forthcoming live shows:
APRIL
20 - Impericon Festival, Vienna, Austria
21 – Impericon Festival, Oberhausen, Denmark
23 – Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
25 – Fangelset, Gothenburg, Sweden
27 – Orange House, Kiel, Germany
28 – Impericon Festival, Leipzig, Germany
JUNE
1/2 – Rock am Ring / Rock Am Park
5 – Volxshaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
6 – In Fest, Milan, Italy
7 – Greenfield Festival, Interlaken, Switzerland
9 – Download Festival, Donnington, England
15 – Download Fesitval, Paris, France
16 – Bas Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
17 – Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
18 – Hydrozagadka, Warsaw, Poland
19 – Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
21 – Graspop Metal, Dessel, Belgium
24 – Keller Klub, Stuttgart, Germany
26 – Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
27 – Musikcentrum, Hannover, Germany
29 – Jera On Air, Ysselsteijn, Netherlands
30 – Vainstream Rockfest, Munster, Germany

 Ghost To Release New Album On The 1st June.

GhostFriday 13th April 2018
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today announced their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) will be released on June 1, 2018 via Spinefarm/Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available for pre-order starting today HERE. Limited edition bundles including 8-Tracks, Casettes and more are available exclusively in the Ghost shop HERE.

Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band... that is, until Tobias Forge recently revealed himself as the man behind Ghost. Each album is more like a film release than a record release. In addition to serving as director, Forge conceives the role of every character, and oversees everything from the screenplay to video to wardrobe design to artwork to cinematography to soundtrack.

In an interesting twist in Ghost's saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Meet him HERE. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Ghost today also shared Prequelle's lead single "Rats" with an accompanying music video directed by Roboshobo. Watch the video HERE. "Rats" is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Fans who pre-order Prequelle will receive an instant download of the track.

"Rats" music video - http://found.ee/Ghost_RatsVevo

Prequelle follows Ghost's third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for 'Best Metal Performance'. In The US, Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, selling over half a million copies globally. The band made their US network television debut performing the album's lead single "Cirice" on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock Radio chart topper with "Square Hammer".

Next month, Ghost will embark on a US tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US Cities throughout the Spring. Tickets for the Rats On The Road Tour are available now HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Prequelle Tracklisting
1. Ashes
2. Rats
3. Faith
4. See the Light
5. Miasma
6. Dance Macabre
7. Pro Memoria
8. Witch Image
9. Helvetesfonster
10. Life Eternal

Ghost US Tour Dates
May 05, 2018 -  Riverside, CA - RMA
May 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
May 08, 2018 - Houston, TX - Revention
May 10, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli
May 11, 2018 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
May 12, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
May 15, 2018 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 16, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 19, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
May 20, 2018 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
May 22, 2018 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC
May 25, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 26, 2018 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 27, 2018 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
May 29, 2018 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
May 31, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
June 01, 2018 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater

 In Hearts Wake To Release Deluxe Version Of 'Ark'.

In Hearts WakeFriday 13th April 2018
In Hearts Wake have announced the release of a collector's edition of 'Ark', featuring the original ARIA #3 album in all its instrumental glory, as well as re-imagined versions and guest vocals from Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon and Dream State frontwoman CJ Gilpin.
Ark Deluxe is available for preorder here.
 In Hearts Wake - Ark Deluxe is out June 8 via UNFD

DISC 1

1. Ark     
2. Passage         
3. Nomad
4. Frequency       
5. Warcry
6. Waterborne       
7. Arrow   
8. Flow   
9. Overthrow       
10. Elemental         
11. Totality
12. Now     
13.  Arrow (feat. CJ Gilpin)   
14. Frequency (Reimagined)
15. Waterborne (Reimagined)           
16. Adrift (Outro)   
17. Elemental (feat. CJ McMahon) 
DISC 2
1. Ark (Instrumental)
2. Passage (Instrumental)
3. Nomad (Instrumental)
4. Frequency (Instrumental)
5. Warcry (Instrumental)
6. Waterborne (Instrumental)
7. Arrow (Instrumental)
8. Flow (Instrumental)
9. Overthrow (Instrumental)
10. Elemental (Instrumental)
11. Totality (Instrumental)
12. Now (Instrumental)

 Hawthorne Heights Release Video For 'Starlighter'.

Hawthorne HeightsFriday 13th April 2018
Hawthorne Heights have premiered new track 'Starlighter (Echo, Utah)' on Rock Sound.
The track is taken from upcoming new album Bad Frequencies, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records.

Bad Frequencies
 will be released on the 27th April.   You can pre-order the album ahead of its release here

You can listen to 'Starlighter (Echo, Utah)' here
The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.

Bad Frequencies Track Listing:
In Gloom
Pink Hearts
Crimson Sand
The Perfect Way To Fall Apart
Just Another Ghost
Bad Frequencies
Skylark
Edge Of Town
Starlighter (Echo, Utah)
Push Me Away
The Suicide Mile
Straight Down The Line
Pills

Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). The band has remained dedicated to their fans and has maintained a hard-working DIY mentality over the course of their 14-year career while delivering monumental albums like The Silence in Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely.

On signing with Pure Noise Records, the band shares, "We had been doing it ourselves for a few years, and while we love having all that freedom, we really thought that this was a great album to dive back into the label atmosphere. We've followed Pure Noise for years, and have always been impressed with how they release records, and the bands they choose to sign. We really believe that Bad Frequencies is one of the best things that we've created as Hawthorne Heights, so we wanted to give it every possible chance at success. After a few conversations with Jake, we knew everything would come together quickly, and that it would be a fun project for both the band and label."

 Mayday PArade Sign To Rise Records.

Mayday ParadeFriday 13th April 2018
RISE Records has signed Tallahassee, Florida-based rock band Mayday Parade. The band will be playing this years Download Festival 8th - 10th June in the UK as well as headlining this year's final Warped Tour, which kicks off June 21st in Pomona, CA and gearing up for the release of much-anticipated new album.

"We are very happy to be teamed up with Rise Records for the release of our 6th full length album," says Mayday Parade lead singer Derek Sanders. "Rise has done a fantastic job with their projects and it's clear that they are passionate about the music they help put out into the world. We appreciate the fact that they believe in our band still after all these years and we are so excited for everyone to hear what we've been working on. Thank you all!"

You can watch the bands video announcement of signing to Rise Records 
here

Over the course of the last 10 years, Mayday Parade (rounded out by bassist/vocalist Jeremy Lenzo, guitarist Alex Garcia, guitarist Brooks Betts and drummer/vocalist Jake Bundrick) has sold more than a million albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album (2007's A Lesson In Romantics) selling more than a half-million copies.  They have 60+ videos on YouTube with over 1 million views, and their songs have amassed over 350 million streams in the US alone.

 Trivium Release Video For 'Endless Night' Ahead Of UK Tour.

TriviumTuesday 10th April 2018
US headbangers Trivium have released the video for "Endless Night", taken from their latest, critically acclaimed eighth album THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE, out now via Roadrunner Records.

Watch the performance-driven, visually-charged video, which was shot in Orlando by director John Deeb and produced by Deeb Studios, here (https://youtu.be/y2xUzj0JwJ8).

A special Trivium-only front cover edition of Metal Hammer magazine recently sold out the same day it was launched. Frontman Matt Heafy features on Metal Hammer's 'The Sin And The Sentence' tour edition front cover, currently available, and bassist Paolo Gregoletto is the front cover star for Bass Guitar magazine this month.  In other Trivium news, the band is nominated for "Best International Band" at the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden God Awards.  Cast your vote at: http://2018.goldengods.teamrock.com/vote/best-international.

The foursome, currently on the road in Europe, hit the UK from April 16 for a headlining tour, bringing special guests Code Orange, plus Power Trip and Venom Prison to round out the bill. Soon after, the band traverse the USA with old friends Bullet for My Valentine as well as appearing at a slew of festivals. 

UK DATES:  
Mon 16th Apr - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 17th Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Thu 19th Apr - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 20th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 21st Apr - LONDON O2 Brixton Academy

Earlier this year, the band released a video recapping their Autumn 2017 leg of The Sin and The Sentence Tour, featuring Arch Enemy. It was a massively successful trek for the band and boasted some of the best North American attendance tallies in Trivium's history. Watch it here and feel front and centre at a Trivium show.

Recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira) at Santa Ana, California's Hybrid Studios, THE SIN AND THE SENTENCE finds Trivium – Matt Heafy (lead vocals, lead guitar), Corey Beaulieu (guitar, vocals), Paolo Gregoletto (bass) and Alex Bent (drums) – returning with their first new music since their celebrated 2015 LP, SILENCE IN THE SNOW. The new LP also features the band's first recordings with new drummer Bent who joined the band last year.  Listen to the title track and "The Heart From Your Hate."

 Frank Turner Back With New Song 'Make America Great Again'.

Frank TurnerTuesday 10th April 2018
Frank Turner is sharing 'Make America Great Again', the latest new track to emerge from his forthcoming albumBe More Kind, which was today's"World Record" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. Available through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records,'Make America Great Again' is a wry riposte to the poisonous invective of Trump's White House, with Turner's knack for an irrepressible hook bolstered here by the hints of electronic pop which tinge Be More Kind. 

'Make America Great Again' arrives alongside a new video which Frank recently shot on the streets of Austin, Texas whilst performing at this year's SXSW Festival, conducting his own vox pop on what Americans feel truly makes their country great - watch here https://frankturner.lnk.to/MAGAVideoPR  Speaking about the new track, Frank says: "This is obviously one of the more provocatively-titled songs I've released in recent years, but in a way, I'm not kidding. America is bloody great, one of my favourite countries in the world. Much like back at home, they've had a politically fraught time of late, and I wanted to say something about it. And for the video, I thought I'd make some new friends (in Texas!) to help out with the suggestions."

Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old."I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different,"says Turner. After the stripped-down, live-sounding previous album Positive Songs..., Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. With this in mind he recruited producers Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall and the idea of recording a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop took shape. Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band. 

Be More Kind was inspired by a Clive James poem called Leçons Des Ténèbres: "I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late." "It devastated me the first time I read it," he says. "A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that's a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn." 

Turner recently announced the Be More Kind World Tour which will begin in April, with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, taking them through to Christmas. The first batch of announcements covers 120 dates. 

BE MORE KIND TOUR - UK & IRELAND DATES:

APRIL
13th     Manchester   Academy SOLD OUT
15th    Dublin           The Academy SOLD OUT
16th  Dublin           The Academy (Extra date added)
18th     Belfast           The Limelight 
20th     Aberdeen      The Garage SOLD OUT
21st     Edinburgh      Liquid Room SOLD OUT
22nd     Newcastle     O2 Academy SOLD OUT
24th      Sheffield       O2 AcademySOLD OUT
25th      Liverpool       O2 AcademySOLD OUT
27th      Bristol         O2 Academy SOLD OUT
28th      Exeter Uni     Great Hall SOLD OUT
30th      Cambridge     Corn Exchange 
MAY
1st       Southampton   Guildhall 01/05/2018
SOLD OUT
2nd      Southend Cliffs  Pavilion 02/05/2018 
4th       Leicester             O2 Academy 04/05/2018
SOLD OUT
5th        Oxford                 O2 Academy 05/05/2018
SOLD OUT
8th       Hull                     City Hall 
9th       Norwich              UEA 

 Louise Distras For UK Tour.

Louise DistrasMonday 10th April 2018
Today, British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras gives the music community their first taste of her forthcoming album, scheduled to be released in the fall of 2018 and the much-anticipated follow up to her 2015 debut album, 'Dreams from the Factory Floor'.

Titled 'Land Of Dope And Glory', Louise returns with two-minutes-and-eighteen-seconds of buzzing anthemic punk rock that is a fired-up two-fingered salute to consumer manipulation from big business and state, it's words delivered directly with an infectious chorus designed to spread the message far and wide.

"G.O.D. stands for gold, oil and drugs," states Louise. "Because in a world where God is money, it feels like the constant consumer manipulation that we as people face on a daily basis from big corporations and government stands against everything we value as human beings; peace, love and understanding."

'Land Of Dope And Glory' is the perfect teaser of what to expect come from the new album, recently recorded in Oakland California with Ross Petersen (Bruce Springsteen, Goo Goo Dolls, The Vamps) and Steve Whale of The Business. Louise's talent for crafting powerful and direct messages with addictive melodies over righteous punk rock hooks has really come to the fore more than ever before. Hold tight.

Catch Louise Distras live at the following dates:

10 April Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
11 April St. Albans, The Horn
12 April Newport, Le Pub
13 April Stowmarket, John Peel Centre
14 April Tunbridge Wells, Forum Basement
15 April Southampton, The Joiners
17 April Nottingham, The Bodega
19 April Preston, The Ferret
20 April Bridgwater, The Cobblestones
23 April Stoke on Trent, The Underground
24 April Newcastle, The Cluny
25 April Glasgow, Audio
26 April Hull, The Polar Bear
28 April Birmingham, The Castle & Falcon
29 April Selby, Pop Punk Pile Up
10 May London, The Underworld

 Glassjaw For One Off London Show.

GlassjawTuesday 10th April 2018
Glassjaw recently released “Material Control”, their first album in over 15 years. Today they’ve premiered a video for lead single "Shira," also their first video in 15 years. The storyline of the video is threaded through actual live footage of the band's Saint Vitus album release party late last year.

Check out the video for “Shira” here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vr_FgfF7u4

“Material Control” was released in December 2017 and as of now the album is also available on vinyl! Use the following link to direct you to all physical and digital formats.

https://Glassjaw.lnk.to/MaterialControl
GLASSJAW live:
18.04.2018 London (UK) – O2 Academy Brixton

 Sevendust Release New Music Video.

SevendustTuesday 10th April 2018
US rock/metal group Sevendust have unveiled a new music video for another song from their upcoming twelfth studio album, All I See Is War, scheduled for release on May 11 via Rise Records. “Not Original” is the second track released and the video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/x0l2zzIh6W0

The new track comes hot on the heels of the release of the record's first single "Dirty". The song has been steadily climbing US Active Rock charts since release and is already in the Top 25. In the past couple of weeks, the video for “Dirty” has clocked up over 1 million views. The "Dirty" video can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/8avjkSoRSbk.

 Tremonti Release New Music Video.

TremontiTuesday 10th April 2018
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have released the first song from their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, set for release via Napalm Records on June 8th. The title track, “A Dying Machine,” is now available on all streaming services and a lyric video for the song can be seen at: https://youtu.be/suGBbS4gylM.

Clocking in at 6:19, “A Dying Machine” is the first new music from the band since 2016’s critically acclaimed album Dust. The album, A Dying Machine, is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine in various physical configurations as well as digitally. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive an instant download of “A Dying Machine” as well as 3 future tracks that will be released before the June 8th street date.

A Dying Machineis the first concept album of Tremonti’s career. The music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record. 

The track listing for A Dying Machineis:

  1. Bringer Of War
  2. From The Sky
  3. A Dying Machine
  4. Trust
  5. Throw Them To The Lions
  6. Make It Hurt
  7. Traipse
  8. The First The Last
  9. A Lot Like Sin
  10. The Day When Legions Burned
  11. As The Silence Becomes Me
  12. Take You With Me
  13. Desolation
  14. Found


Tremontiwill be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. Following US dates in May, the band heads to Europe mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festivals. Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.

UK dates
Thu 28th Jun - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Fri 29th Jun - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 30th Jun - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Mon 2nd Jul - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 3rd Jul - DUBLIN Academy
Thu 5th Jul - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
 Shinedown Release 'The Human Radio'.

ShinedownTuesday 10th April 2018
SHINEDOWN have revealed the video for The Human Radio, another brand new track taken from upcoming album, Attention Attention set for release on 4th May via Atlantic.  Check it out here - https://youtu.be/fMHfRqP0KSY.  

Both The Human Radio video and the clip for the album's lead single Devil (https://youtu.be/_AsPY1bQx70), which in just 4 weeks has racked up nearly 3 million views, were directed by Bill Yukich (Beyoncé, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa).

Attention Attention is available for pre-order at https://lnk.to/AttentionAttention. Deluxe album bundles are also available at the official SHINEDOWN webstore, including the limited transparent yellow double vinyl, a 3' x 5' flag and exclusive Attention Attention and Devil t-shirts. The first 500 Ultimate Vinyl and first 500 Ultimate CD bundle purchasers will receive a signed copy of the album.

The 14-track album, SHINEDOWN's most raw and personal to date, is a mental, emotional and physical journey that follows an individual from life's lowest lows to the highest highs, as anxiety dissipates and demons disappear.  Album opener Devil sets the stage for what's to come and The Human Radio continues the story that unfolds as the album progresses; a powerful statement about the resolve of the human spirit, our will to overcome struggles and the importance of respecting and leaning on one another.  

SHINEDOWN have just begun a world tour in the US and the band hit UK shores this summer, playing a main stage slot on Sunday 10th June at Download Festival.

 Black Deer Festival Adds More Bands.

Black Deer FestivalFriday 6th April 2018
Already boasting a remarkable lineup featuring the very best Americana & Country acts from around the world, Black Deer Festival are delighted to reveal that Sarah Darling, Jess and The Bandits, Robert Vincent, Steak, O&O, Noble Jacks, Jay Scott, Ilona, Tally Spear and Katy Hurt will join the likes of headliners Iron & Wine and Passenger, as well as Ward Thomas, double Grammy and AMA UK award winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Kiefer Sutherland, Ashley Campbell and many more stunning names for the festival's inaugural year.

Black Deer Festival is an independent festival headed up by two women Promoters with years of experience in the festival industry and is set to take place in the wonderous natural outdoor location of Eridge Park, Britain's oldest deer park located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells - just a mere 50 minutes outside of London. In an exuberant showcase of Americana, blues, roots, authentic country, folk and bluegrass genres, Black Deer Festival will immerse attendees in the alternative lifestyle with authentic Americana-style meats, smokey whiskeys, bespoke custom motorcycle showcases and rooted storytellings from cultural pioneers, cementing itself as the UK's newest favourite Americana & country festival and one not to be missed.

Winning over the American public as a top-three finalist on E! Entertainment Television's The Entertainer, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Sarah Darling embodies the fundamentals of country music as her distinctively svelte vocals takes her sound soaring to another plain. Achieving critical acclaim from notable Country music stars such as Brad Paisley, Darling has released several masterful albums featuring notable singles such as 'Jack Of Hearts', 'Where Cowboys Ridge' and the breathtaking 'Home To Me', which became her first single to debut on U.S Billboard chart. Following this success, Sarah Darling has performed live on major US television programs such as Conan, Fox & Friends, and ABC's The Bachelor - to name a few.  Darling's self-coined Dream Country sound is destined to captivate listeners and take them on a whimsical ride back to Nashville when she appears at Black Deer Festival.

Storming both the United Kingdom and the United States, Jess and The Bandits are a well-recognised force in country music - notably winning Best Video at the British Country Music Awards for their mischievous video 'My Name Is Trouble'. Citing Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell as musical influences, flame-haired Texas native Jessica Clemmons has led her group of virtuoso bandits to stages all over the world, and in June they are set to touch down in Eridge Park for an upbeat and animated liveshow.

Lauded by Radio 2's country tastemaker Bob Harris as 'the real deal', Robert Vincent epitomises the all-encompassing spirit of Americana. Vincent, hailing from the sleepy British coastal town of Crosby but now based in Liverpool, gained notoriety due to his brilliantly melancholic fusion of country and blues, paired with honest lyricism. Known for extensive touring, the unsuspecting americana visionary won Album Of The Year with his sophomore release 'I'll Make The Most Of My Sins'  at the UK Americana Awards this year and closed the special reboot of the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test Live: For One Night Only with a stunning live performance that he is sure to emulate at this year's Black Deer Festival.

Set to transform Eridge Park from UK countryside into a vast Californian desert landscape are London riffslingers Steak, who will be bringing their doom-lauded hard rock to Black Deer Festival this June with a more stripped back set in our Roadhouse. The raucous rock mob earnt the respect of audiences around the UK following their thundering tour supporting John Garcia of Kyuss fame, Steak are an unmissable act for those needing a dose of heavy over the Americana weekender.

Following their first encounter at Paul McCartney's prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), Colorado-native, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Obadiah Jones, and Israeli vocalist, Orian Peled formed O&O and have since travelled the globe in pursuit of musical success. Describing their sound as Fleetwood Mac meets The Civil Wars, the duo are set to showcase their intimate and americana-tinged harmonies when they take to the Black Deer Festival stage.

Jay Scott is set to satisfy the Black Deer audience as he delivers his personal and enthralling blend of indie and americana, which caught the attention of both Sony and Warner Music respectively.

Also joining the Black Deer Festival line-up and proving the universal appeal of americana music is Bulgarian-born ILONA, known for her powerful country-pop performances featuring dulcet vocals. Her musical career has seen her jam with Ed Sheeran, support Dire Straits' John Illsley, Newton Faulkner and Black Deer Festival headliner Passenger as well as finishing a residency at the majestic Downtown Grand in Las Vegas - she is set to take 2018 by storm following months of songwriting between London and Nashville.

Following a relentless touring schedule, Noble Jacks have drawn impressive crowds all across the UK with their high-energy rhythms and alt-rock sensibilities. Set to cause a storm at Black Deer Festival, Noble Jacks are among the many acts not to be missed!

Acoustic singer-songwriter Tally Spear takes inspiration from musical icons such as Bob Dylan and Neil Young, allowing her to create unique folk-pop stories from her time in London's Greenwich Village. Armed with a revolutionary musical style, the 22-year-old is set to turn heads at Black Deer Festival in June.

Katy Hurt is stirring up a storm in 2018 and will be doing the same at Black Deer, with a highly anticipated EP on the way, produced by renown musician Murray Pulver. 2017 saw Katy at over 100+ shows, impressing fans with the honest lyrical content of country and raucous vocals of southern rock. Radio 2's Paul Sexton described her as "One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene, a vivacious and magnetic performer...Check her out whilst you can still get to the front row".

 Limbs Sign To UNFD Records.

LimbsFriday 6th April 2018
Fresh off signing to Australian label UNFD, post-hardcore quintet LIMBS is thrilled to announce their debut full-length album Father's Son. The record will be released on April 27th, 2018, and features lead single"Tangled Hands." Father's Son gives listeners a dark and brooding look at a young man's journey out of religion as he comes to terms with both his upbringing and his own actions. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit:unfd.lnk.to/FathersSon.

Father's Son was created with the help of Tim McTague (Underoath) and Beau Burchell (Saosin). On the new album, LIMBS shares: "This is the most time we've spent writing an album. It's been great getting to vary our sound and take influence from the music we're consuming in the present."

The band will be touring this spring with Underoath and Veil of Maya, as well as performing at the final three dates of the 2018 Vans Warped Tour. For a full list of upcoming dates, please see below or visit: www.whoislimbs.com.

LIMBS debuted with their EP, Admission, in late 2014, to copious amounts of positive feedback. 

In 2015, LIMBS toured the DIY circuits relentlessly, and released two independent singles. The following year, they ventured out on an east coast tour with Saosin, as well as performed at the South By So What?! Music Festival in Dallas, Texas. That year they also recorded 3 songs (now re-recorded on their latest EP, SLEEP), which were mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian.

In 2017 the band set out to support Envy on the Coast on select dates in the southeast, before trekking across the country supporting Hail The Sun on their nationwide headliner. 
LIMBS signed to Equal Vision Records late last yearfor the release of their latest EP, SLEEP. SLEEP was produced by Tim McTague (Underoath), and has been heralded online and in print by Outburn Magazine, Rock Sound, Revolver, Alternative Press, Metal Injection, New Noise Magazine, and more. 
The band took to the studios last fall with Beau Burchell (Saosin) to begin recording their debut full length album, which will be released later this year via UNFD.

 Havok Announce European And UK Shows.

HavokFriday 6th April 2018
Having just wrapped up a massive tour all over North America together with Killswitch Engage and Anthrax, modern Thrash Metal trailblazers HAVOK continue to promote their latest album “Conformicide” by kicking off a European headlining tour with support by Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage and Harlott.


Check out the following European and UK dates below:

HAVOK, Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage & Harlott – European Tour:
05.04.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Kulttempel   
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden  
07.04.2018 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser  
08.04.2018 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central  
09.04.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice  
10.04.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Durer Kert  
12.04.2018 Nürnberg (Germany) - Z-Bau  
13.04.2018 Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff  
14.04.2018 Lyon (France) - CCO Villeurbanne  
15.04.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Bóveda   
16.04.2018 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol   
17.04.2018 Sevilla (Spain) - Custom   
18.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - Lisboa Ao Vivo  
20.04.2018 Pamplona (Spain) - Totem   
21.04.2018 Montpellier (France) - Secret Place  
22.04.2018 Paris (France) - Petit Bain  
23.04.2018 London (UK) - Underworld  
24.04.2018 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge  
25.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) - Cathouse  
 
26.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) - Asylum   
27.04.2018 Antwerp (Belgium) - Zappa  
28.04.2018 Hannover (Germany) - Faust  
29.04.2018 München (Germany) - Backstage

 Dance Gavin Dance Announce New Album 'Artificial Selection'.

Dance Gavin DanceFriday 6th April 2018
Dance Gavin Dance have announced their brand new album 'Artificial Selection' which is out the 8th June via Rise Records. 

You can watch brand new video 'Midnight Crusade' taken from the upcoming album here

Tracklist - Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
01. Son Of Robot
02. Midnight Crusade
03. Suspended In This Disaster
04. Care
05. Count Bassy
06. Flash
07. The Rattler
08. Shelf Life
09. Slouch
10. Story Of My Bros
11. Hair Song
12. Gospel Burnout
13. Bloodsucker
14. Evaporate

Artificial Selection is available to pre-order now here.

Dance Gavin Dance are:
Tilian Pearson: Vocals
Jon Mess - Vocals
Will Swan - Guitar/Vocals
Tim Feerick - Bass
Matt Mingus - Drums

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.

 Hoobastank Release New Music Video.

HoobastankFriday 6th April 2018
Hoobastank--the group--have premiered "More Beautiful"the first song from themulti-platinum, 3X GRAMMY-nominatedband's upcoming PUSH PULLalbum, due out May 25 on noted rock independent label Napalm Records. The album is available for pre-order starting today here.


New album 'Push Pull' finds Hoobastank -- Doug Robb (Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Dan Estrin (Lead guitar/keyboards), Chris Hesse (Drums/percussion/backing vocals), Jesse Charlene  (bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals)-- exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor.

For their sixth studio album and first new music since 2012's Fight or Flight, the band partnered with producer Matt Wallace(Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer). As a result, PUSH PULLnails a bull's-eye to the group's underappreciated sweet spot--the large-scale, muscular '80s-'90s alternative rock of U2, Duran Duran, INXS and even Tears for Fears, whose "Heads Over Heels"gets a brawny, Bowiesque take on the new collection.

Hoobastank approached 'Push Pull' with the swagger and confidence of a band whose first three albums all went either gold, platinum or multi-platinum"The Reason"garnered GRAMMY nominationsfor "Song of the Year," "Best Rock Album"and "Best Pop Performance" for a Duo or Group. 

Album highlights include the go-for-broke "Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall),"which sums up Hoobastank'sattitude. "At least we get to fly," sings Robb. In the title track "Push Pull," and "More Beautiful," Doug unleashes his falsetto, while the funky R&Bfeel is a tribute to Dan's early, late--'90s penchant for Chic and "groove-based" dance music.

Songs like "True Believer"and "Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)"show Hoobastankmaturing from adolescent to adult relationships, often examining the difficulty of keeping alive the sexuality that fuels them.  "We Don't Need the World" and "There Will Never Be Another"explore the protective bubble and the memories which bind two people together. 

Doug's lyrics to the headphones-worthy "Fallen Star"were inspired by a memory of him watching television  one night and seeing a military family of a soldier who had died in combat. It made him think of the brave men and women who serve and even more so now the parents of those who serve. 

With 'Push Pull', Hoobastankfind themselves looking back to the future, combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence

 Papa Roach Release Video For 'None Of The Above'.

Papa RoachFriday 6th April 2018
Papa Roach have released a surprise music video for "None of The Above".  It is the eighth video released from their latest album Crooked Teeth and was shot on location at Beaufort Castle in Luxembourg, featuring the DanceXperience ballet troupe. It was directed by Bryson Roatch and choreographed by esteemed urban dance choreographer Alex Lopes.

"We actually wrote 'None of The Above' near the end of recording the album Crooked Teeth," says bassist Tobin Esperance, "We were going for a classic rock-sounding anthem, juxtaposed with current, contemporary, sounds and taking a rock anthem to a younger generation.  Bryson had this great idea of going to a castle while we were on our European tour and then he made us even more excited by telling us that he could get this song choreographed and he delivered on all counts."

"We wanted to create something you would not normally see from a rock band," says director Bryson Roatch, "It was amazing and such an honor to work with other artists from a different culture and see their passion."

Papa Roach set out to push the boundaries of their genre with their ninth studio album, Crooked Teeth.  Released in May 2017, the album debuted in the Top 20 in the US and UK main charts,  as well as at #1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, cumulating over 200 million streams worldwide. Crooked Teeth earned Papa Roach two #1 singles on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Chart with the lead single "Help" reigning atop the chart for six straight weeks as well as "Born For Greatness", which has been prominently featured on top Spotify playlists such as "Rock This" and "Beast Mode" and can be heard weekly as the theme song for WWE's Monday Night Raw.

Over the last sixteen months, Papa Roach have taken the Crooked Teeth experience global - touring extensively throughout Europe, Australia, North America and South America. The band just wrapped up a successful run with A Day to Remember on the 15 Years in the Making Tour where they played to 100,000 fans over the course of eighteen shows.  Papa Roach is ready to bring even more of their headlining might to intimate venues in North America featuring support from Nothing More and Escape the Fate. Tickets are selling fast, with five sold-out shows on the leg, and eight more with limited tickets remaining. The band then head to Europe for a handful of festival appearances including the Reading & Leeds festivals in August.  For more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

Crooked Teeth World Tour
feat. Nothing More and Escape the Fate
Thu April 5 – Raleigh, NC – Ritz
Sat April 7 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sun April 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Tue April 10 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Wed April 11 – Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
Fri April 13 – Portland, ME – State Theater – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sat April 14 – Montreal – M-Telus aka Metropolis – SOLD OUT
Tue April 17 – Quebec City, QC – Grand Theater – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Wed April 18 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
Thu April 19 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sat April 21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora – SOLD OUT
Sun April 22 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Tues April 24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom – SOLD OUT
Thu April 26 –  Des Moines, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
Fri April 27 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District – **LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING**
Sun April 29 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Tues May 1 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
Wed May 2 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Showroom
Fri May 4 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo – SOLD OUT
Sat May 5 – Portland, OR – Roseland – SOLD OUT
Mon May 7 – Fresno, CA – Woodward Park Amp
Wed May 9 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Fri May 11 – Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
Sat May 12 – Houston, TX – Revention
Sun May 13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion

European Festival Dates
Fri Aug 17 – Straszecin, Poland – Czad Festival
Sat Aug 18 – Dinkelsbühl, Germany – Summer Breeze
Sun Aug 19 – St. Polten, Austria – Frequency Festival
Fri Aug 24 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival
Sat Aug 25 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival
Sun Aug 26  – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival

 Coheed And Cambria Sign To Roadrunner Records.

Coheed And CambriaFriday 6th April 2018
Roadrunner Records is excited to announce the signing of Coheed and Cambria [band photo attached]. The progressive unit comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals/Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums), and Zach Cooper (Bass) has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery.  The band made the announcement in a shadowy video clip shared today on Roadrunner USA's official YouTube channel.

The black and white clip shows a mask being constructed along with a narration that reads: 

"Know now there is no time... 
Space, between the Well and unknowing 
Our story starts there
Well within our future
Yet far beyond our past
In a romance between a pair of unheavenly creatures..."

Coheed and Cambria will spend the Summer on a U.S. co-headline tour with Taking Back Sunday and special guests The Story So Far.  The 28-city U.S. tour runs July-August, starting in Miami, Florida and culminating in a performance at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. For tickets, full dates, and more information please visit www.CoheedandCambria.com.

 Ben Marwood Announces UK Tour.

Ben MarwoodFriday 6th April 2018
One of Xtra Mile's most beloved songwriters, Ben Marwood, is taking his fine wordplay and delightful live patter to eight venues across the country to celebrate spring in April 2018.

Following last year's return with long-awaited third album Get Found, and the demo release of new song and live favourite 'Safe Mode', Ben is back on the road and happy to be there. You can still listen to 'Safe Mode' here, and this will get you excited for the news that he's been in a recording studio recently working on some new songs.

As well as filling his April with gigs, all those "Marwood! Main Stage!" chants have paid off. The dedicated support of his highly-vocal fanbase has helped him capture a coveted main stage slot at 2000trees this year after nine years of playing the festival he might well call his second home. In celebration of this, he's added a 2000trees warm-up show at All Roads Lead to Frome Festival at the Cheese & Grain on 23 June. All dates below:

APRIL 2018 (with Helen Chambers, She Makes War * and Nick Parker ^)
05 Newport @ Le Pub*
06 Nottingham @ JT Soar*
09 Southampton @ Joiners^
10 Bristol @ Exchange^
11 London @ Camden Monarch^
13 Cheltenham @ Frog & Fiddle*
14 Leeds @ Singleshot (matinee show)*
14 Manchester @ Aatma (evening show)*
28 Reading @ Are You Listening Festival (charity all-dayer)

JUNE
23 Frome @ Cheese & Grain (All Roads Lead to Frome)

JULY
12 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham and critically successful album for nearly twenty years.

 James To Release New EP.

JamesFriday 6th April 2018
James are proud to announce the release of a new four track EP. The Better Than That EP is produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew who has previously worked with alt-J and Wolf Alice. The release will be the first new music since the hugely successful 2016 album Girl at the End of the World, their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years, reaching number two, second only to Adele.

The Better Than That EP is released on Friday 18th May on limited edition 10" vinyl and will be available from indies, HMV and the band's own online store HERE.

Lead track Better Than That is now available to stream and download, and the remaining EP tracks Busted, Hank and Broken By The Hurt will be released every second Wednesday from 4th April through to 16th May.

Listen to 'Better Than That' HERE

EP opener and first single Better Than That is upbeat and fast-paced, an ode to improvement, urging the universe to do its worst with Tim singing "you can do better than that", kick starting the four tracks into gear. Busted is more mellow and dreamlike, with gentle guitars building in intensity as drums and brass join the fray. Hank with its buzzing guitars and distorted vocals is the most outspoken lyrically, warning of "white fascists in the white house" encouraging listeners to "bend the knee and stand your ground". The EP closes with the melancholic Broken By The Hurt, slightly disturbing, dark with pop melodies, it's a fitting end to a brand-new set of tracks from the ever eclectic, the ever popular, the one and only James.

May also sees James embark on a seven-date UK tour, re-visiting intimate venues across the country, performing tracks from Better Than That and a selection of well-known hits. The tour starts at Llandudno's Venue Cymru on Wednesday 16th May followed by Warrington, Blackburn, Halifax, Middlesbrough and Oban, ending at Scunthorpe's Baths Hall on Friday 25th May.

The band are then set to play a string of shows in the summer, starting with Common People Festival, co-headlining the Southampton event on Saturday 26th May and headlining Oxford on Sunday 27th May before going on to perform at a handful of festivals across the UK, as well as playing European festivals including Bilbao BBK Live in Spain on Saturday 14th July.

Tickets available HERE

MAY TOUR (Support from Lanterns On The Lake)
WEDNESDAY 16th MAY            Llandudno, Venue Cymru
THURSDAY 17th MAY               Warrington, Parr Hall – SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 19th MAY               Blackburn, King Georges – SOLD OUT
SUNDAY 20th MAY                   Halifax, Victoria Theatre – SOLD OUT
TUESDAY 22nd MAY                 Middlesbrough, Town Hall – SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 23rd MAY           Oban, Corran Hall – SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 25th MAY                     Scunthorpe, Baths Hall – SOLD OUT

FESTIVALS
MAY
SATURDAY 26th MAY               Common People – Southampton (co-headlining)
SUNDAY 27th MAY                   Common People – Oxford (headlining)
 
JUNE
FRIDAY 29th JUNE                   Rock In Rio Festival - Lisbon
 
JULY
FRIDAY 13th JULY                    Latitude Festival – Suffolk (headlining 2nd Stage)
SATURDAY 14th JULY Bilbao BBK Live - Spain
FRIDAY 27th JULY                    Kendal Calling  - Cumbria       
 
AUGUST
SATURDAY 11th AUGUST        Party at the Palace – West Lothian (headlining)
THURSDAY 30th AUGUST        Electric Fields – Dumfries and Galloway (headlining)

James are one of the UK's most creatively restless and most loved artists. After signing to Factory Records in 1982, the band went on to release a series of successful hit singles. From 'Sit Down' to 'She's A Star', 'Laid', 'Come Home', 'Moving On to 'Nothing But Love' their uniquely diverse sound spans over 14 studio albums released over three decades, achieving both critical and commercial success whilst also curating a base of dedicated fans and selling over 25 million albums worldwide, playing shows across the globe and cementing their status as one of the most iconic live British bands. 2016 saw the release of Girl at the End of the World, their most commercially

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