Ramblin Man Fair Announce 2017 Dates.

Ramblin Man Fair.Friday 29th July 2016
Ramblin' Man Fair would like to say a massive thank you to all who came, performed and contributed to make this years festival so special.

"We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received from our staging of the Ramblin' Man Fair festival at Mote Park, Maidstone across the weekend of 23/24 July 2016. We had over 22,000 people on site over the weekend. There was a fantastic atmosphere with no trouble of any sort and no arrests. The cream of global classic rock, prog, country and blues music delivered some incredible performances. As The Daily Express has written "The only festival in the UK of its kind, hosting music from this slightly marginalised but fanatically followed genre, is superbly organised with top notch food and bar areas, including its own beer festival catering for the avid sold out crowd...If you like a festival experience that does what it says on the tin with great music, hospitality and genuine people then the Ramblin' Man Festival has all of these special ingredients for you."

We are delighted to be able to put on the festival at Mote Park. A wonderful location and we are very happy to be able to put money back into the local community via the council. We had customers from all over Europe and the UK and we think the festival acts as a great showcase for Maidstone and Kent. The festival also yielded a triple live CD set featuring donated songs by over 35 artists with all proceeds going to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

We are aware of 35 complaints made to the council relating to noise levels. Whilst we were well within agreed noise levels we take the concerns of any residents very seriously. We will be continuing to work with the Council to minimise any disruption to the local residents whilst working very hard to make this event a continued highlight of the Maidstone calendar in the coming years. Early bird tickets for 2017 are onside now!" - Chris Ingham, Spirit of Rock owner and Creative Director of Ramblin Man


Rock fans can relive this years' Ramblin' Man Fair with the official live CD, now available to purchase online exclusively from - www.liveherenow.com.
The deluxe three-disc compilation or digital download, was recorded at this years' Ramblin' Man Fair and features over 3 hours of live music from 35 Artists, including Sunday night headliners Black Stone Cherry. All profits from the release will be donated to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

Recorded by specialist live music service, Live Here Now, the album was made available to festival-goers 'instantly' on Sunday night as Black Stone Cherry left the stage. The tracks were handpicked by the artists taking part, including 'Planet Rock Stage' set highlights from Thunder, Thin Lizzy, Europe, The Cadillac Three and more.

The album also features artists from the 'Prog In The Park' and the 'Outlaw Country and Blues' stages, including tracks from Family, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Von Hertzen Brothers, The Zombies, Purson, Walter Trout, Hayseed Dixie, The White Buffalo, Whiskey Myers, Blurred Vision and Devin Townsend & Che' Aimee Dorval's Casualties Of Cool (see tracklist for more).

Marcus "MJ" Salisbury, Head of Production for Live Here Now, said "We are incredibly privileged to be working with some of the most talented rock, prog and blues bands from across the generations. This compilation not only captures the incredible spirit of the festival, but will also raise money for Nordoff Robbins, who help change the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK with music therapy."
The CD (£20 + P&P) and digital download (£10) are available to order now from www.liveherenow.com.

Track list
CD 1
1/ INGLORIOUS - HOLY WATER.
2/ I O EARTH - REDEMPTION.
3/ ROAD DOG - THE WRECK OF DUVALL COUNTY.
4/ FROST* - BLACK LIGHT MACHINE.
5/ HOGJAW – THIS WHISKEY
6/ THE DEAD DAISIES – MAINLINE.
7/ TERRORVISION – CELEBRITY HITLIST.
8/ PURSON – THE SKY PARADE.
9/ WHISKEY MYERS – EARLY MORNING SHAKES.
10/ LIFESIGNS – CAROUSEL.
11/ BOB WAYNE – DOPE TRAIN.

CD 2
1/ THE ZOMBIES – TIME OF THE SEASON.
2/ SUPERSUCKERS – GIBBER JABBER
3/ EUROPE – NOTHING TO YA.
4 URIAH HEEP – ONE MINUTE.
5/ THE WHITE BUFFALO – HOME IS IN YOUR ARMS.
6/ THIN LIZZY – THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN.
7/ HAYSEED DIXIE – WARPIGS.
8/ FAMILY – TOP OF THE HILL.
9/ PAT McMANUS – IONA SUNSET.
10/ GRAVELTONES – FORGET ABOUT THE TROUBLE.
11/ THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD – MAGNET IN YOUR FACE.
12/ SIMO – I'D RATHER DIE IN VAIN.
13/ THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS – HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN
14/ KING KING – WAKING UP.
15/ BLURED VISION – NO MORE WAR.

CD 3
1/ THE ANSWER – COME FOLLOW ME.
2/ TAX THE HEAT – FED TO THE LIONS. 
3/ THE VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – NEW DAY RISING.
4/ THE CADILLAC THREE – THE SOUTH.
5/ DEVIN TOWNSEND & CHE' AIMEE DORVAL'S CASUALTIES OF COOL – GONE IS GONE
6/ WALTER TROUT – PLAYIN' HIDEAWAY.
7/ THUNDER – BACKSTREET SYMPHONY.
8/ PROCOL HARUM – MAN WITH A MISSION. 
9/ BLACK STONE CHERRY – ME AND MARY JANE.

Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.
We support thousands of people through our own center's and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. In the hands of a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, unlock forgotten memories for those living with dementia or provide comfort for someone facing a terminal illness. Music therapy can be life-changing for so many people.

Ramblin ' Man Fair to take place on 29th & 30th July 2017
 
The festival takes place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Channel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Early Bird Ticket Link - https://ramblinmanfair17.eventbrite.co.uk/

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 Frank Carter For Secret Set At Leefest.

Frank Carter.Friday 29th July 2016
With the gates to The Neverland now officially open and thousands of residents already in full flight, the festival is delighted to announce an extremely special set from Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will close out the Skull Ridge area on Saturday night.

One of the defining figures in modern British punk, Frank Carter is a man who has systematically paved the way for a new generation of punk musicians and fans alike. From his time as the frontman of Gallows, to his detour into pop-rock melodies with Pure Love, Frank Carter has stuck to his guns and individuality in a manner which leaves many glued to his every move. After the huge success of his debut release with The Rattlesnakes last year, his live shows with the band have become synonymous with riotous abandon, and his set in the rocky confines of Skull Ridge is sure to be the ultimate punk spectacle of the summer, closing out The Neverland in emphatic fashion.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes join a mammoth bill of names set to drop into The Neverland across the next couple days, with headline sets from Lianne La Havas and Circa Waves alongside performances from We Are Scientists, Shura, Roots Manuva, Little Simz, Spring King, VANT, Formation, The 2 Bears, Clean Cut Kid, The Big Moon and many more - making The Neverland the perfect destination for thrilling new music.


It comes after a rapturous first evening saw storming sets from the likes of Everything Everything, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Loyle Carner before Ghostpoet closed out the evening with a delectable set of modern electro-infused classics.

Marking the next acclaimed chapter in the incredible story of LeeFest (which started life in founder Lee Denny’s back garden over 10 years ago), The Neverland is set to redefine the festival experience, with a world of unabashed entertainment to be found around every corner. Whether it’s strolling through the picturesque frames of the ambient forests in The Neverwoods, getting down and gritty at Skull Ridge to a soundtrack of bass, grunge and punk or diving into a kaleidoscopic dream of 80’s glam, cocktails and pristine clarity at Mermaids Lagoon - expect the unexpected a LeeFest Presents: The Neverland encourages all to never grow old.

Day tickets are still available for Friday + Saturday night, with tickets starting from £55 on the door. For more information head to leefest.org

 Nightwish Announce Release Of Live DVD.

Nightwish.Friday 29th July 2016
After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalise their ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.

"The title ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ came from a friend of Troy's, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined NIGHTWISH as 'A vehicle of spirit that defies category'. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title," states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.

Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course NIGHTWISH's incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though:
The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as 'Élan' and the majestic 'The Greatest Show On Earth' to more than 12,000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkins´ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’. Finland's Tampere show however was a home run for the band and NIGHTWISH had never before had such an immense stage production with them.

"I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognisability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt."
When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, NIGHTWISH decided to walk a different path this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains:
"We didn`t want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release ‘Showtime, Storytime’. So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it's still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality."

Order NIGHTWISH's current record, ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, here:
‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ CD
‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ 2LP Limited Edition Vinyl
‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ 2LP Limited Edition 2LP Splatter Vinyl
‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Limited Edition 3CD Deluxe Earbook + Gold Vinyl 10”

‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Tour Edition – Limited Edition CD + DVD
‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Bonus DVD

More on ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’:
'Élan' Official Video.
'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Official Lyric Video.
'Alpenglow' Official Track.  
'Shudder Before The Beautiful' Official Track.  

 Casey Announce UK Tour.

Casey.Friday 29th July 2016
South Wales' CASEY have announced a clutch of four headline shows in the UK around the release of their forthcoming debut album 'Love Is Not Enough'. The record will be released by Hassle Records on 23rd September and the shows kick off in Manchester the night before with further dates in Sheffield, Bournemouth and London. Tickets are on sale now and the album is available for pre-order too, including two limited-quantity 12" vinyl colour variants and a number of bundle options.

The first track to be revealed from 'Love Is Not Enough' is the visceral 'Ceremony', which got its first public airing on Daniel P Carter's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and features Michael McGough of Being As An Ocean providing guest vocals. According to Casey vocalist Tom Weaver, the composition "vents the frustration that accompanies realising an extensive period of emotional oppression and manipulation has been suffered under the guise of a sincere relationship. The opening verse describes how an unrequited affection was pursued in the belief that true love prevails. This only led into disappointment and disenfranchisement."

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

CASEY 'LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH' UK SHOWS: 
22.09.16 UK Manchester @ Factory - TICKETS 
23.09.16 UK Sheffield @ Corporation - TICKETS  
24.09.16 UK London @ Old Blue Last - TICKETS 
25.09.16 UK Bournemouth @ The Anvil - TICKETS 
 
UK TOUR (supporting Being As An Ocean):
NOVEMBER 
07 - SOUTHAMPTON The Social
08 - LEEDS Key Club
09 - BIRMINGHAM Rainbow
10 - GLASGOW G2
11 - MANCHESTER Sound Control
12 - LONDON Tufnell Park Dome

 Avenged Sevenfold Add Dublin Show To UK Tour.

Avenged Sevenfold.Friday 29th July 2016
AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced a major UK tour earlier this week for January 2017 which includes their first ever show at London's 02 Arena. They have now added an extra date in Dublin on January 7th 2017 which goes on sale Thursday, 8/4 at 9am (Dublin) http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/180050FC92CE1B52

The remainder of the dates go on sale on Friday July 29th 9 a.m. priced £45/£37.50 regionally and £45/£37.50/£30 for London (subject to booking fee) via www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

The band will have Disturbed as Special Guests on the whole tour, with In Flames opening (except Dublin).

January 2017
Saturday 7th     Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday 10th    Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Thursday 12th  Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 13th       Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 15th      Sheffield Arena
Monday 16th    Manchester Arena
Wed 18th          Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19th  Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 21st   London O2 Arena

In December 2013 AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated their No. 1 album 'Hail To The King' with a sold out arena tour taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London's Wembley Arena.  They followed that with an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 cementing their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.

 AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007's Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1's on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their most recent, Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including "Bat Country," "Almost Easy," "Scream," "Nightmare," "Welcome To The Family," "So Far Away," and "Hail To The King," and their latest, "Shepherd of Fire." The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band's performance of "Carry On," written specifically for the game.
Avenged Sevenfold self-released the action-adventure mobile video game Hail To The King:Deathbat to rave reviews; with music, concept, and gameplay created entirely by the band. Avenged Sevenfold appeared in stores and homes globally as the featured pre-launch artist in 2015's Guitar Hero: Live including an industry first playable live performance.

 Arch Enemy Announce Wacken Open Air Press Conference.

Arch Enemy.Thursday 28h July 2016
ARCH ENEMY will play the biggest stage production of their career at next week’s WACKEN OPEN AIR on Saturday, August 6th around midnight, making this the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign. It all started in March 2014 when the band announced the new singer Alissa White-Gluz and the video for the album title track 'War Eternal', which became the most successful video in the band’s career and reached close to 20 million YouTube views.

The album reached the highest US and German chart positions in the band’s career and ARCH ENEMY played over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014 Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined ARCH ENEMY during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support of Nightwish.

WACKEN OPEN AIR won’t be the last 'War Eternal' show - see further show dates below, including a run of 4 UK headline shows next month - but it’s going to be something very special. Therefore, don’t miss their press conference at 

WACKEN on Friday August 5th at 5:00pm – 5:45pm CET in the press tent / VIP area.

Fans can follow the press conference on an online live stream at: www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial

Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnEjwOsyjBM&feature=youtu.be

ARCH ENEMY Live:
04.08.2016 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany 
06.08.2016 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
07.08.2016 RheinRiot 2016, Cologne, Germany (with Devildriver, Aborted and more)
10.08.2016 Foir Aux Vins Festival, Colmar, France
11.08.2016 Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
12.08.2016 Brutal Assault Festival, Josefov, Czech Republic
13.08.2016 Metal on the Hill, Graz, Austria
15.08.2016 Klub B90, Danzig, Poland
17.08.2016 Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary
19.08.2016 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
20.08.2016 Himos Park, Jämsä, Finland (with Nightwish)
21.08.2016 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
22.08.2016 Corporation, Sheffield, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
23.08.2016 Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
24.08.2016 Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)

26.08.2016 Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany
27.08.2016 Neuborn Open Air Festival, Wörrstadt, Germany
22.09.2016 La Belle Électrique, Grenoble, France
23.09.2016 LA BAM, Metz, France
24.09.2016 Wuennstock Herbst Festival, Bad Wuennenberg, Germany
25.09.2016 Femme Metal Event, Eindhoven, Netherlands

 The Cadillac Three Release Video For 'Grffiti'.

Cadillac Three.Thursday 28h July 2016
THE CADILLAC THREE have released the video for 'Graffiti', filmed live at the legendary Abbey Road studios. The track is the first in a series of videos to be released which includes 'White Lightning', 'The South', 'Running Red Lights' and 'Peace, Love & Dixie', all recorded at the historic North London studio.

WATCH 'GRAFFITI' LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD

After their electrifying feel-good performance at last weekend's Ramblin' Man Fair, The Cadillac Three's long awaited new album BURY ME IN MY BOOTS, will be released next week on August 5th via Big Machine Records. You can pre-order the album here.

In the build-up to release, the Nashville natives have been teasing the album with the staggered release of new tracks including 'Graffiti', 'Soundtrack To A Six Pack' and the latest single 'Drunk Like You', an infusion of country and rock, and a testament to the band's well-known love of a hard-rockin' good time. The album also features their 2015 hit single 'White Lightning', which was playlisted at Radio 2.

Comprised of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel), The Cadillac Three were named as 'Best New Band' in the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015. Rolling Stone claims, "Like Kings of Leon before them, they're poised for their first big break in the U.K. — where they've sold out every headlining show for nearly two years — before conquering their U.S. home turf."

Having established a loyal following in the UK with multiple sold-out headline dates, The Cadillac Three will be returning to the UK for their Don't Forget The Whiskey headline tour later this year. Tickets are available now through Live Nation.

DON'T FORGET THE WHISKEY TOUR - NOVEMBER 2016
5TH – MANCHESTER, O2 RITZ
6TH – LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE
7TH – CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
10TH – BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY
11TH – BRISTOL, O2 ACADEMY
13TH – BELFAST, EMPIRE MUSIC HALL
14TH – DUBLIN, WHELANS
15TH – BERLIN, FRANNZ CLUB
16TH – COLOGNE, MTC
17TH – HAMBURG, NOCHTSPEICHER
18TH – MUNICH, BACKSTAGE HALL
20TH – AMSTERDAM, MELKWEG SUGARFACTORY
22ND – MADRID, CHANGO CLUB

 Van Zant Release Live Album.

Van Zant.Thursday 28h July 2016
Loud & Proud Records will release Red White & Blue (Live), a recently unearthed live Van Zant show recorded on January 28, 2006 at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia and is the only concert recording in existence from the only tour by brothers Johnny (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Donnie (38 Special).

The concert opens with the crowd-pleasing "Takin' Up Space," and includes their 2005 hit "Help Somebody," which reached #7 on the Country Singles chart. The brothers also perform fan-favorite versions of 38 Special's "Wild Eyed Southern Boys," which Johnny sings for the first time, as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Call Me the Breeze" and "Sweet Home Alabama."

One of the most telling lines is from the title track, "Red White & Blue," a song the Van Zants wrote which first appeared on Lynyrd Skynyrd's 2003 album Vicious Cycle is, "We're trying to sing the truth to you." That line alone encapsulates exactly why the Van Zants have always had such a deep connection with their audiences. But Red White & Blue (Live) may have been lost if it hadn't been for the man known as "LJ," Donnie's longtime 38 Special bandmate, bassist Larry Junstrom. LJ had just bought some mobile recording equipment and asked permission to record the show with his then-new Pro Tools rig. He recorded the concert and then some months later called Donnie and urged him to listen to what he captured.  Donnie knew it was a good show, but he couldn't believe how good. The plan was always to release it, but somehow the recording was forgotten about until recently. After fans had been repeatedly asking for another Van Zant project, LJ reminded the brothers of the live concert's existence.  "The plan was always to enjoy ourselves and have fun," says Donnie, "and this recording captures a moment when we had a great night."

The brothers joined together over twenty years ago to form Van Zant and have delved deep into the family's country-tinged roots. The two were inspired by the fact that their late brother, Ronnie, the spiritual leader and original lead vocalist and chief songwriter for Lynyrd Skynyrd, had always wanted to do a country record. "Let's do it for Ronnie," avowed the brothers. The Van Zant's significant contribution to southern rock, country and popular music across the board has created an unparalleled legacy and is the reason they have been dubbed The First Family of Southern Rock. "It has been quite a while since Donnie and I have worked together on a project," says Johnny Van Zant. "We can't wait to see what the fans think. We love it, so we hope they do too."

Red White & Blue (Live) Track Listing:
1. Takin' Up Space
2. Ain't Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do
3. Sweet Mama
4. Wild Eyed Southern Boys (originally performed by 38 Special)
5. Things I Miss The Most
6. I Know My History
7. Help Somebody
8. Plain Jane
9. I Can't Help Myself
10. I'm Doin' Alright
11. Red White & Blue
12. My Kind Of Country
13. Call Me The Breeze (originally performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd)
14. Sweet Home Alabama (originally performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd)

 Progress Wrestling To Host Event At Brixton Academy.

Progress Wrestling.Thursday 28h July 2016
As Independent pro-wrestling continues to grow massively in popularity across the globe, PROGRESS, THE hottest, must-see ticket in European wrestling, is set to crash into the iconic O2 Academy Brixton on September 25th for their biggest show EVER.

Off the back of a staggering 31 consecutive sell-out London shows, PROGRESS 'Chapter 36: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Room' is set to be another spectacular display of the very best in 'Strong Style' pro wrestling. Featuring an unrivalled list of talent including; PROGRESS Champion Pastor William Eaver, 'Anti Hero' Tommy End, Jinny, 'Liverpool's No.1' Zack Gibson, Pollyanna, Jack Gallagher and fellow WWE Cruiserweight Classic contestants Zack Sabre Jn and Tommaso Ciampa who will face each other as Ciampa makes his final indy appearance. 

PROGRESS has fast earned a reputation as a hot bed of future wrestling superstars. In just 4 years, the promotion has played a huge part in the careers of some of the Indy world's biggest Pro Wrestling exports such as Prince Devitt (now WWE Superstar Finn Balór) wrestling his last ever indy match before heading to WWE, Zack Sabre Jr, Tommaso Ciampa and Jack Gallagher (all contestants on WWE's current Cruiser Weight Classic) and Will Ospreay (now signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling). They have also featured matches with the likes of Colt Cabana, Ricochet, El Ligero, Adam Cole, Samoa Joe (now WWE NXT Superstar), Chris Hero, Adam Cole and Roderick Strong. Most recently, PROGRESS worked with WWE to host qualifying matches for their massive Cruiserweight Classic competition.

Established in 2011, Jim Smallman, Jon Briley and Glen Joseph decided to put on a wrestling show in London as not many shows were being put on in the capital itself, featuring the type of wrestling that they would like to watch. And thus PROGRESS was born. Smallman, also a huge fan of punk music, decided that this would be a London-based promotion with a punk rock vibe. They were also keen not to be import-heavy, like other promotions, but to promote British talent first and foremost. They eventually settled on The Garage in Islington for the venue. They ran their first ever show there on 25 March 2012.
As the promotion's reputation continued to grow, PROGRESS held satellite shows at several UK festivals, including 5 nights at Download Festival in 2015 and in December 2015 they began running regular shows at The Ritz in Manchester.

After eleven consecutive sell out shows at the Garage, the promotion moved to Electric Ballroom in Camden in March 2014 where the sell-outs have continued. To date PROGRESS has sold out all London Chapter shows at The Garage and Electric Ballroom. Now, they need a bigger room AGAIN and what better venue than the legendary O2 Academy Brixton!

THIS. IS. PROGRESS!

SEPTEMBER 2016

SUNDAY                  25th                             O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on-sale now priced at  £30 / £27.00 / £24.00 / £21.00 / £18.00  (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Dance Gavin Dance Announce Seventh Studio Album 'Mothership'.

Dance Gavin Dance.Thursday 28h July 2016
Sacramento's Dance Gavin Dance have announced details for their seventh studio album 'Mothership,' which will be released on 7th October via Rise Records.

The 13 track album serves as the follow up to 2015's Instant Gratification. Pre-orders for Mothership are now available on MerchNow and iTunes.

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

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

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

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

Tickets onsale now 

 Black Foxxes Announce Headline UK Tour.

Black Foxxes.Thursday 28th July 2016
Following packed performances at The Great Escape, Radio 1 Big Weekend, Download Festival (UK) and 2000 Trees, Black Foxxes continue to make waves on the summer festival circuit, with further appearances lined up at Y Not Festival, plus Reading and Leeds. Subsequently, the band will be heading over the US of A to play five shows, including a further festival appearance at this year’s Riot Fest, Chicago.

With a sound best described as West Coast America meets West Coast of England, this run of US shows are sure to be distinctly special!

In regard to the UK, Black Foxxes are happy to reveal a solid headline tour, taking them to Glasgow, Southampton and everywhere in between over the course of October. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am here.

strong>Upcoming tour dates:-
UK
Fri 29 July: Y Not Festival 2016          
Fri 26 Aug: Leeds Festival        
Sun 28 Aug: Reading Festival    

US
Tues 13th Sep: Mercury Lounge, New York
Wed14th Sep: Saint Victus, Brooklyn
Sat 17th Sep: Riot Festival, Chicago
Tues 20th Sep: Viper Room, West Hollywood
Wed 21st Sep: The Satellite, Los Angeles

UK
Sat 1st Oct: Southsea Festival
Sat8th Oct: Manchester, Neighbourhood Festival
Sat 15th Oct: Norwich Sound and Vision Festival
Sun 16th Oct: Leeds, Brudenell Games Room *headline
Mon 17th Oct: Liverpool, Arts Club 2 *headline
Wed 19th Oct: Newcastle, Think Tank *headline
Thur 20th Oct: Glasgow, Cathouse *headline
Sun 23 Oct: Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge *headline
Wed 26th Oct: Southampton, Joiners *headline
Fri 28 Oct: London, Boston Music Room *headline
Sat 29th Oct: Exeter, Cavern *headline
Sun 30 Oct: Bristol Exchange *headline

The album, ‘I’m Not Well’, is available to pre-order from the following retailers:
Black Foxxes Official Merch Store:  http://po.st/DyMpnV
Amazon CD: http://po.st/EHg5al  // LP: http://po.st/GAUspX
iTunes: http://po.st/3GkInL

The Black Foxxes store also offers exclusive prints of Dan P Carter’s album artwork, along with T-shirts & hoodies.

 TesseracT To Support Devin Townsend Project In 2017.

Tesseract.Thursday 28th July 2016
TesseracT has confirmed that they will be appearing as special guests on the Devin Townsend Project's Transcendence 6 date UK tour in March 2017.

TesseracT guitarist James Monteith comments on the forthcoming live shows "We are beyond stoked to be touring with the Devin Townsend Project and playing such great venues around the UK next year. Not only are we all huge fans of the band (and our mutual agreement on music is a rare thing!), they also hold a very special place in our hearts, as they were the first band who ever took us on the road in the USA and Canada. They gave us a huge leg up in the touring game, were great mentors / advisers, all-round amazing dudes to hang out with, and they have remained our friends ever since. Not only will this be an honour on a musical level, it'll be great to spend some time with them once again! Plus having Leprous on the bill is definitely the icing on the cake; they're a phenomenal band and really help to make this bill special. Bring on 2017!"

These shows with DTP, TesseracT have confirmed will be their only UK club shows of 2017 as they work on their follow up album to 2015's Polaris.

March 2017
12th – Bristol, Colston Hall
13th – Manchester Academy
14th – Glasgow Barrowlands
16th – Birmingham O2 Institute
17th – London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
18th – Nottingham Rock City

Tickets available now through https://myticket.co.uk/artists/devin-townsend

TesseracT will be keeping busy before the DTP tour, the autumn sees the band tour North America with Gojira and release a new 2 CD edition of Polaris which includes a bonus disc entitled  Errai featuring  four re-imagined tracks from Polaris by the band's long time live producer and sound engineer Aidan O'Brien – "Survival", "Cages", "Tourniquet" and "Seven Names." Check out the re-imagined version of "Survival" here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQwYDea7oo 

 Daughter Release New Video.

Daughter.Thursday 28th July 2016
Daughter have launched a new single from their critically lauded second album, Not To Disappear.
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Entitled 'No Care', the propulsive song finds lyricist/vocalist Elena Tonra at her most direct and unflinching, spitting embittered words against a muscular, red-blooded rhythm. Its accompanying video, directed by James Slater, echoes the song's frenetic energy.

WATCH 'NO CARE' – http://www.vevo.com/watch/GB2871600046

The trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella are currently criss-crossing the globe for summer festival appearances, and today have added new live dates to their tour schedule. Daughter will return to Europe in October, ending the run with UK shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London.

Daughter UK Tour Dates
October 23rd                  Glasgow                       O2 Academy
October 24th                  Manchester                  Academy
October 25th                  Bristol                            Colston Hall
October 27th                  London                         Brixton Academy
 
 
Not To Disappear is out now

 Airbourne Announce Headline UK Tour.

Airbourne.Wednesday 27th July 2016
Following a blistering performance at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Festival, Airbourne can now reveal a full list of headline UK tour dates for November this year, including two appearances in London due to high demand.

This UK run is part of a world tour in support of the band’s latest studio album, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, which features 11 brand new songs produced by Bob Marlette & engineered / mixed by Mike Fraser.

Airbourne returned to the road in mainland Europe earlier this month, and – as a taster of what’s to come – have included headline dates in the UK & Ireland as part of this initial European visit; the main UK shows then follow in November.

Better get your tickets, as Airbourne is going to take you to a place where you’ll have the best Friday/Saturday night ever – no matter where you are or what day of the week it actually is!

‘BREAKIN’ OUTTA HELL’ HEADLINE TOUR DATES  IN THE UK + IRELAND:-
Tue July 26 2016 - EDINBURGH Liquid Room
Wed July 27 2016 - CARDIFF Y Plas
Tue August 23 2016 - DUBLIN Academy
Wed August 24 2016 - BELFAST Limelight
Thu November 17 2016 - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
Fri November 18 2016 - NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR
Sat November 19 2016 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Mon November 21 2016 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Tue November 22 2016 - LEEDS O2 Academy
Wed November 23 2016 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy
Thu November 24 2016 - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Sat November 26 2016 - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sun November 27 2016 - LONDON Electric Ballroom
Mon November 28 2016 - LONDON Electric Ballroom

Tickets are available HERE

Meanwhile, Airbourne have shared the first song from new album, ‘Breakin' Outta Hell’; the title track heralds this, the band’s 4th studio outing, their first for Spinefarm Records.

Listen to ‘Breakin' Outta Hell’ HERE.
‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, the album, is set for worldwide release through Spinefarm on September 23rd.

 Big Jesus Release New Video.

Big Jesus.Wednesday 27th July 2016
WATCH BIG JESUS' music video for "SP" here - https://youtu.be/04e70BB4D-o
Download Album Sampler now over at www.noisetrade.com

Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. "Singer/Bassist Spencer Ussery's voice sits somewhere between Billy Corgan and Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert," says VICE - "but he's more relaxed than either, happy to sit on top of the mix and drive it home rather than battle the concrete guitars around him." Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an "Artist to Watch," saying they "tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot."  The band have just released a new track from the album "Felt In Reverse" - check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjNF7GQAtqU

The band's eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene. "We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and were greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music," explains Ussery. 'Oneiric' was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio). The first cut on the album, "SP," starts off energetically, with big guitars, a heavy beat and melodic vocals that give it an almost psychedelic feel. Album standout "Lock & Key" is reminiscent of some of the biggest hits in '90s alternative rock, with its soft beginning, fuzzy guitar tricks and bombastic, harmonious vocals.

BIG JESUS believes their new album shows how their songcraft has matured. "After years of playing together, we've gotten to be quite effective in communicating our ideas to each other," Ussery explains. The band will tour throughout 2016, including several shows in Europe and the UK.  Catch them live at one of the following shows:

August
20th Cologne, Germany, Palladium (with Good Charlotte)
21st Utrecht, Netherlands, Tivoli (with Good Charlotte)
22nd Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (with Citizen)
23rd Southampton, Joiners (with Citizen
24th Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar (with Citizen)
25th London, Lexington (with Citizen)
27th Birmingham, Institute (with Good Charlotte)

Head over to www.noisetrade.com to download a 3 track album sampler featuring "Shards","Shrimp" and "Cold Fire" and then click here and Pre-order 'Oneiric'.

 Declan McKenna Announces Tour Dates.

Declan McKenna.Wednesday 27th July 2016
Declan McKenna will head out on a UK tour alongside Blossoms this Autumn.

The hotly tipped 17 year-old Brit will join the Manchester band for eleven dates, kicking off at Birmingham's O2 Institute on the 23rd September, and concluding at Rock City in Nottingham on the 7th October. The tour includes a night at London's O2 Forum on the 29th September.

This weekend Declan concludes his hectic Summer of festival performances with slots at Kendal Calling and Standon Calling, ahead of an extended stretch of US dates. This Summer has already seen Declan win over crowds at Glastonbury, Latitude, Field Day and many more.

Watch the video to Declan's latest single, Bethlehem.
Declan McKenna Live:
28th July – Kendal Calling
29th July – Standon Calling
23rd September – O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ Blossoms)
24th September – Bierkeller, Bristol (w/ Blossoms)
26th September – The Junction, Cambridge (w/ Blossoms)
27th September – Waterfront, Norwich (w/ Blossoms)
29th September – The O2 Forum, London (w/ Blossoms)
30th September – Academy, Manchester (w/ Blossoms)
1st October – O2 ABC, Glasgow (w/ Blossoms)
3rd October – Riverside, Newcastle (w/ Blossoms)
4th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield (w/ Blossoms)
5th October – Beckett University, Leeds (w/ Blossoms)
7th October – Rock City, Nottingham (w/ Blossoms)

 Enter Shikari To Head Out On Tour.

Enter Shikari.TWednesday 27th July 2016
February 2016; Enter Shikari head out on a tour of the UK, taking in some of the biggest venues they have ever headlined in their decade-long career. 

In the DIY fashion that the band have become synonymous with, the video screen content and programming for the front of house quadrophonic audio system has all been created and slaved over for months by the band themselves. Wary of the potential disaster / glorious victory that lies ahead, but never ones to shy away from lifting the curtain to show the inner-workings of their endeavours, the band consider it a wise move to ensure someone is on hand to capture it all on video.

Enter Shikari met photographer / videographer Alexey Makhov on one of their now regular trips to Russia; so when he mentioned his availability prior to the tour, it struck everyone as a no-brainer. 

The resulting 30 minute mini-documentary mixes beautifully shot & edited live footage, behind the scenes access, and candid interviews with the band; following them from the tour’s production rehearsals right through to its conclusion at a sold out show at London’s 9000 capacity Alexandra Palace. 

The full film can be viewed here : https://youtu.be/Zk76UX8onSc

Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject ; 
It was great to have Alexy along to document the biggest tour of our lives. He captured both the tension behind the scenes and the emotional release on stage perfectly! "

The band recently released the only usable surviving full live track footage from the Alexandra Palace show (don’t ask. technical issues) in the form of a live version of Redshift, edited by Rou and with audio mixed by guitarist Rory C. you can see that here :  https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww

A full audio recording of the Alexandra Palace show, however, DOES exist, and has now been mixed and mastered. 
Details of what will be happening with that will be forthcoming shortly. 

Enter Shikari have a small number of European festival dates remaining this summer, along with an outdoor headline show at Budapest’s Barba Nagra Track, before heading to Japan and finally rounding off their live 2016 with a short Australian run. 

ENTER SHIKARI - LIVE 2016 

JULY
30th - Amber Beach Party Festival - Russia
AUGUST
11th - Kubana Festival - Latvia 
19th - Zaxidfest Festival - Ukraine
20th - Rock Am See festival - Germany
22nd - Here Come The Wolves Festival - Austria
24th - Barba Negra Track, Budapest - Hungary 
25th - Czad Festival - Poland 
SEPTEMBER 
3rd - Home Festival - Italy 
6th - Tokyo, Japan 
8th - Osaka, Japan
9th - Nagoya, Japan
10th - Tokyo, Japan
19th - Melbourne, Australia
20th - Brisbane, Australia
21st - Sydney, Australia
22nd - Adelaide, Australia
24th - Fremantle, Australia 

 Of Mice And Men Add Extra UK Show.

Of Mice And Men.Wednesday 27th July 2016
OF MICE & MEN have today announced an extra show on 8th October in Portsmouth with label mates Crown The Empire and Hands Like Houses to support them this Autumn.

The announce comes off the back of "Pain," the blistering first track and video, directed by Mark Lediard at J6 Films, from their much-anticipated new album COLD WORLD – click HERE or the below image to watch.


Fans can get "Pain" as an instant download by clicking HERE to pre-order COLD WORLD.

COLD WORLD is set for a September 9th release on Rise Records.

The full track listing & art below
1. Game of War
2. The Lie
3. Real
4. Like A Ghost
5. Contagious
6. -
7. Pain
8. The Hunger
9. Relentless
10. Down The Road
11. +
12. Away
13. Transfigured

OF MICE & MEN (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded COLD WORLD with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

Fans can catch the band performing "Pain" as part of their set on the upcoming summer arena tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. The tour, which kicks off this Tuesday & runs through August 27th and will be followed by OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour.  Visit http://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events  for all dates).

Over the course of the past few years, OF MICE & MEN have shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim, amassed over 20 million YouTube views, over 153 million spotify streams and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show.
UK Tour dates are as follows

30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
8th October Pyramids, Portsmouth- Tickets on sale Friday 29th July
9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets

Tickets on sale now.

 Coldrain Release Video For 'Fire In The Sky'.

Coldrain.Wednesday 27th July 2016
Japanese rock band, coldrain, have released their new music video for "Fire In The Sky"today! See it now here: smarturl.it/fireinthesky

The video, directed by Inni Vision, was shot at one of coldrain's largest shows to date in Tokyo, Japan earlier this year. "Fire In The Sky" is taken from the band's recent album, VENA, which was released on October 23rd, 2015 via Hopeless Records. coldrain have also released official music videos for the singles "Words Of The Youth", "Wrong", "The Story" and "Gone" off of Vena. "Gone" currently has over 1.3 million views and was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane and Music Choice.  

The band are performing all summer long on Vans Warped Tour.
 
VENA is now available for purchase:
iTunes: smarturl.it/VENA   
Merch Store: smarturl.it/coldrainmerch

Upcoming Tour Dates
USA – Vans Warped Tour
July 27 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
July 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Event Complex
Aug 05 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
Aug 06 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 07 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
Aug 09 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug 11 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
Aug 12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
Aug 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

 Devilment Announce UK Headline Tour.

Devilment.Wednesday 27th July 2016
Witch County malignant frights Devilment – led by fiery frontman Dani Filth, are very pleased to announce an extensive UK tour which will commence this December.

The run will kick off on December 6th in Colchester, taking the band through 11 UK cities – before wrapping up at eminent Southampton venue, the Engine Rooms on December 19th.

Tickets for Devilment’s tour will go on sale Friday 29th July @ 10.00 am.
Support act to be announced shortly.

Tickets will be available to purchase here:

Dec 6th – Colchester, Arts Centre   
Dec 7th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Dec 9th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Dec 10th – London, Boston Music Room
Dec 11th – Norwich, Waterfront
Dec 13th – Glasgow, Stereo
Dec 14th – Newcastle, Think Tank
Dec 15th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Dec 16th – Leeds, Key Club
Dec 18th – Reading, Sub 89
Dec 19th – Southampton, Engine Rooms

Devilment have been working hard over the past few months on the follow up to their debut album ‘The Great And Secret Show’ – which was released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment in 2014.

Dani had this to say on the subject of the new album and subsequent UK tour...

"Everybody in DEVILMENT is very excited about the prospect of releasing our latest album, which we have worked extremely hard on (te-he! He said 'hard-on')... The album is definitely a step-up from our debut, featuring a more mature, dissonant presence coupled with a darker edge, yet at the same time utilising our better musical assets to deliver a unique metal hybrid. I don't even know what to classify it! And of course, it's going to be awesome touring this in our home nation just before Xmas. We literally can't wait; the shows are going to be insane!"

Stayed tuned for more news about the amazing new album over the next few weeks...

Devilment were originally formed in 2011 - Dani Filth joining the ranks whilst his day job Cradle Of Filth took a brief hiatus, adding his vocal talents to their original studio demo known as 'Grotescapology' – an eight track provocative taster.
In September 2013 the band entered Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with Producer Scott Atkins (Cradle of FilthBehemothAmon AmarthSylosis and Gama Bomb) to record their debut album The Great And Secret Show’, having been signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment by infamous A&R guru Monte Conner, the very same talent scout who discovered Slipknot.
The 13 track tour de force is a monolith of pure unadulterated metal madness - and unlike anything that you would expect to come from the craw of Dani Filth. Classic heavy and groove-laden riffs combined with a soundtrack ripped from a Hitchcock flick, are infused with insane melodies and a roaming evil-eye for the avant-garde. The record also features a cover of Midnight Oil's classic ‘Beds Are Burning’, with guest vocals coming courtesy of Dani's long-term friend Bam Margera of MTV's Jackass and Viva La Bam.

2016 is lining up to be an exciting year for the Suffolk band, so stay tuned for more details on their new album, which promises to be something rather frightfully delicious indeed.

You can purchase their debut record ‘The Great And Secret Show’ here:
‘The Great And Secret Show’ CD
‘The Great And Secret Show’ Limited Edition 2LP Vinyl

More on ‘The Great And Secret Show’:
‘Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero’ Official Video: https://youtu.be/6kyVchuh87Q
‘Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me’ Official Video: https://youtu.be/qf9X52DrSt8
‘Mother Kali’ Official Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w

 The Who To Play An Acoustic Version Of Tommy For Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Who.Wednesday 27th July 2016
To celebrate the 100th show performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall, raising vital money for young people with cancer, The Who will play a new acoustic presentation of Pete Townshend's Rock Opera Tommy. 

Two shows have been announced at the legendary London venue on Thursday March 30th and Saturday April 1st 2017 where the band will play the opera in full followed by a selection of other great Who songs.

The band have also announced that the five UK dates scheduled for August /September 2016, originally billed as 'Greatest Hits’ shows, will be moved to 2017 to coincide with the Royal Albert Hall dates.

For the rescheduled Greatest Hits shows Roger and Pete will play the hits as well as some lesser known Who songs and also include a new focused presentation of Tommy drawn from the Royal Albert Hall concerts including a brand new video programme specially produced for these shows. 

This UK set will emulate the historic period around Live At Leeds and Woodstock when the central pivot of The Who’s show was always their performance of Tommy. For Who fans new and old this is something special that hasn’t been done by the band or seen by their audience since 1970. 

Tickets for the shows originally scheduled for late August and September will be valid for the new shows. Any customers who cannot make the new dates are entitled to a full refund from their point of purchase. Deadline for refunds is 5pm August 12. The band’s European dates in Germany, Austria and Italy will still take place as scheduled.

Longstanding Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron, Roger Daltrey CBE is a passionate champion of young people with cancer in the UK through his tireless work with Teenage Cancer Trust, and now in the US through the new charity he has helped to establish, Teen Cancer America. Roger and Pete Townshend have been supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust for over 22 years and The Who headlined the very first show for them at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000.

2017 will be the 17th year that Roger has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, the shows are the charity’s flagship annual fundraiser raising millions to provide specialist care for young people with cancer.

The line-ups for the 16 years of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert hall read like a who’s who of rock and comedy, including the likes of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher, The Who, Oasis, Damon Albarn, Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller, The Cure, Sir Paul McCartney, Florence And The Machine, Johnny Marr, Them Crooked Vultures, and so many more. It’s fitting that The Who are to play the 100th night in the 17th year!

For every young person with cancer Teenage Cancer Trust supports, there is another the charity can’t currently reach. This must change. Teenage Cancer Trust needs to raise £20 million a year by 2020 to make sure every young person with cancer in the UK has access to the specialist care they provide. Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall will continue to play a pivotal role in achieving this ambitious goal.

THE WHO TOUR 2017 ‘TOMMY AND MORE’

March
30th                 Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London
April
1st                   Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London
                               
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23 September

gigsandtours.com    0844 811 0051
ticketmaster.co.uk    0844 844 0444
royalalberthall.com   0845 401 5030
3rd                  Liverpool Echo Arena
http://axs.com/uk/events/308650/the-who-tickets?skin=aegliveuk
5th                   Manchester Arena
http://axs.com/uk/events/308649/the-who-tickets?skin=aegliveuk
7th                   Glasgow SSE Hydro
http://axs.com/uk/events/308653/the-who-tickets?skin=aegliveuk
10th                 Sheffield Arena
http://axs.com/uk/events/308654/the-who-tickets?skin=aegliveuk
12th                 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (note change of venue)
http://axs.com/uk/events/308655/the-who-tickets?skin=aegliveuk

 All Time Low To Release 'Straight To DVD II: Past, PResent And Future Hearts'.

All Time Low.Wednesday 27th July 2016
All Time Low are set to release their highly anticipated CD/DVD, 'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts', on August 26. Today they are giving fans another sneak peek of the release with the "Something's Gotta Give (Live)" music video. The video, taken from the upcoming DVD, features the band's performance of the single in front of a sold out audience at London's famed Wembley Arena last year. 

All Time Low has some of the most dedicated fans in music and that is because the band has always given them a look behind the curtain. They have nothing to hide and this time around is no different. All Time Lowis inviting fans back for an in depth look into their world with the release of 'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts'. The documentary, Directed & Edited by Rafa Alcantara for TWENTYFOURCORE (Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed), picks up right where 2010's 'Straight To DVD' ends, diving deep into the past six years with Alex, Jack, Zack and Rian leading up to the band's sixth studio album, Future Hearts. The album debuted #1 in the US and UK and gave All Time Low the highest charting and biggest selling week of their careers. 
Along with the journey of the documentary, the release includes the live performance from the sold out Wembley Arena show, directed by Tim Mattia, in its entirety giving fans who missed the epic night in London the opportunity to feel side stage, and for fans that were there, the chance to relive the night over and over again.  Additionally, two never before released B-sides tracks from Future Hearts are also included. 

Watch the Official Trailer: smarturl.it/STDIITrailer

'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts' will be officially released on August 26th, 2016 through Hopeless Records
Fans can pre-order physical copies now here: smarturl.it/STDIIPreorder. It is also available for pre-order digitally through iTunes with an instant download of "Something's Gotta Give (Live)":  http://smarturl.it/StraightToDVDII
In addition to the standard CD/DVD, a special deluxe version of STD II will also be available to pre-order. It includes 2 CDs + DVD with 4 Exclusive Fan-Favorite Tracks + 12" x 12" Limited Edition Photo Art Book featuring 72 pages of exclusive live and behind the scenes photos. Only 5,000 are available worldwide. Pre-order now at smarturl.it/STDIIPreorder. 
Deluxe Track Listing: 
CD 1
1. Intro 
2. A Love Like War  
3. Lost In Stereo 
4. Heroes 
5. Somewhere In Neverland 
6. The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver 
7. Weightless 
8. Remembering Sunday (feat. Cassadee Pope) 
9. Therapy 
10. Kids In The Dark 
11. Guts  
12. Outlines (feat. Josh Franceschi) 
13. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) 
14. Forget About It  
15. Backseat Serenade 
16. Time Bomb 
17. Something's Gotta Give 
18. The Reckless and the Brave 
19. Dear Maria, Count Me In 
CD 2
1. Six Feet Under The Star
2. Stella
3. Jasey Rae
4. Take Cover (B-Side) 
5. Caroline (B-Side)
DVD
Past, Present, and Future Hearts Documentary
Live At Wembley Arena
Outtakes

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

All Time Low will join Blink-182 on their US tour starting August 12th in Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion. For a full list of tour dates, please visit: http://alltimelow.com/tour

 Fearless Vampire Killers Announce Final Show.

Fearless Vampire Killers.Wednesday 27th July 2016
Following their split earlier this month, FVK are marking the end of their 8 years as a band in the form of a farewell show at London's Underworld on 30th October 2016.  This will be fans last opportunity to see FVK perform alongside Kier.


"It's always difficult knowing how to close the book on something that was so important. Despite various emotions involved, we all agreed that we wanted to do the best by our fans and a fitting farewell was what was needed. So we'll be doing this one show - with Kier too - at the Underworld in Camden. We can't think of a better place than this as it's been home to so many great shows for us! Expect an emotional and hopefully fun night all round complimented by the brilliant supports, all chosen by us from bands that have played a big part in our story. See you there!" – FVK

Tickets are available for members of the Obsidian Bond, the bands social network, to pre-order now. General sale will then commence at 9am on Friday 29th July.

Support will come from touring buddies ZOAX and ASHESTOANGELS, to commemorate different chapters in FVKs history.

FVK made the collective decision to call it a day following the departure of co-frontman Kier Kemp in early July 2016, cancelling all remaining tour dates for the rest of the year including Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Boasting an impressive career to date, FVK nurtured an incredibly loyal and unique fan base. A testament to thinking outside of the box as an independent band, they gave fans more than music, creating their own social network and novels. Self-releasing 3 albums to date, alongside collecting an impressive set of notches on the touring post from Download and Vans Warped Tour UK, to supporting the likes of Black Veil Brides, Enter Shikari and In This Moment, alongside headline runs in the UK & Europe, they endeavoured to and successfully created their own world. With an inspiring take on a constantly evolving music industry, and their brilliantly creative history, FVK leave behind a great legacy.

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 29th July priced at £10 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Crossfaith Release Mini EP Ahead Of Reading And Leeds Festival Apperance.

Crossfaith.Tuesday 26th July 2016
Crossfaith have today revealed a video for brand new track ‘Rx Overdrive’ taken from the forthcoming mini EP ‘New Age Warriors’.  The mini EP will be available tomorrow on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Youtube and everywhere else you can listen to music.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yy4JW1PA18&feature=youtu.be

Frontman Ken comments “Welcome to the new era! It’s time to get wild. We are the New Age Warriors, and you can see the future of Crossfaith with our new songs. We’re so excited about bringing out more new music to you guys, so get ready!”

Crossfaith were also recently announced as this year's Edinburgh Metal Party headliners, appearing on the bill above Hacktivist, Certain Death and Dead Lies.  The band will also be appearing at this years Reading and Leeds festivals.

EP ‘New Age Warriors’ available 27th July.

Crossfaith Live

26th August - Reading Festival
27th August - Leeds Festival
29th August - Edinburgh Metal Party 

 Alter Bridge Announce Fifth Studio Album 'The Last Hero' Which You Can Pre Order Now.

Alter Bridge.Tuesday 26th July 2016
ALTER BRIDGE have announced their fifth studio album, The Last Hero, will be released on October 7 through Napalm Records. The Last Hero is the follow up to 2013's critically acclaimed Fortress, which swept into album charts worldwide - including a #6 slot in the UK, #12 in the US (Billboard 200), #7 in Germany and #4 in Austria.

The band worked with producer and longtime collaborator Michael 'Elvis' Baskette to craft the songs for The Last Hero, recently showcasing those tracks at a special listening party for fans at The Beacham club in the band's home base of Orlando, FL.  The sleeve artwork was also revealed.

Pre-orders for the digital album, the CD, and limited vinyl editions of The Last Hero go live today, July 26, via the following retailers:
DIGITAL album:
iTunes (http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_iTunes)
Amazon (http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_Amz-)
Google Play (http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_GP)
Spotify (http://smarturl.it/SMAL_Stream)
CD and LIMITED VINYL:
UK: Townsend Music (http://alterbridge.tmstor.es)
ANZ: Nervegas ( http://www.nervegas.com.au/alterbridge )
REST OF THE WORLD: Napalm Records Online Store (https://shop.napalmrecords.com/alterbridge).

The first single, "Show Me A Leader", premiered yesterday via radio stations worldwide including Planet Rock in the UK. "Lyrically, it reflects the frustrations that a lot of people are feeling with the current state of the world," admits Myles Kennedy about the new single. "The world is looking for trustworthy effective leadership and not this undignified dog and pony show that's really made a mockery of our system." "It's indicative of our process," Mark Tremonti adds. "Myles had this guitar intro that I loved, and I had the chorus. We put them together. The words call out for a proper leader."

The band has released an exclusive video visualizer to present the single "Show Me A Leader". Watch it at https://youtu.be/jhRh0VdHhlc.

The Last Hero's track listing runs as follows:
1)  Show Me A Leader
2)  The Writing On The Wall
3)  The Other Side
4)  My Champion
5)  Poison In Your Veins
6)  Cradle To The Grave
7)  Losing Patience
8)  This Side Of Fate
9)  You Will Be Remembered
10)  Crows On A Wire
11)  Twilight
12)  Island Of Fools
13)  The Last Hero
14)  Last Of Our Kind (bonus track)

With ALTER BRIDGE currently on the road in the US, tickets for their European tour are moving fast and available now via http://www.alterbridge.com.  The tour features their biggest headline shows to date, with support from VOLBEAT (UK dates only), GOJIRA and LIKE A STORM.  The dates stack up as follows; 

With: Special Guest TBC, Like A Storm
Fri 4th Nov - BILBAO, Spain - Santana 27
Sat 5th Nov - BARCELONA, Spain - Razzmatazz
Tue 8th Nov - PARIS, France - Zenith
Wed 9th Nov - BRUSSELS, Belgium - AB
Thu 10th Nov - AMSTERDAM, Holland - HMH
Sun 13th Nov - BERLIN, Germany - Columbiahalle
Mon 14th Nov - VIENNA, Austria - Gasometer
Wed 16th Nov - KATOWICE, Poland - Spodek
Sun 20th Nov - OSLO, Norway - Sentrum Scene
Mon 21st Nov - COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Vega Main Hall

With: Volbeat, Gojira, Like A Storm
Wed 23rd Nov - MANCHESTER, England - Arena
Thu 24th Nov - LONDON, England - O2 Arena
Sat 26th Nov - NOTTINGHAM, England - Motorpoint Arena
Sun 27th Nov - BIRMINGHAM, England - Genting Arena
Mon 28th Nov - CARDIFF, Wales - Motorpoint Arena
Thu 1st Dec - GLASGOW, Scotland - Hydro
Fri 2nd Dec - LEEDS, England - First Direct Arena

With: Gojira, Like A Storm
Sun 4th Dec - FRANKFURT, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
Mon 5th Dec - COLOGNE, Germany - Palladium
Tue 6th Dec - HAMBURG, Germany - Mehrl Theater
Fri 9th Dec - BOLOGNA, Italy - Unipol Arena
Sat 10th Dec - MUNICH, Germany - Zenith
Sun 11th Dec - BASEL, Switzerland - Jakobshalle

 Boston Manor Announce Debut Album 'Be Nothing'.

Boston Manor.Tuesday 26th July 2016
Blackpool's Boston Manor have announced their highly anticipated debut album 'Be Nothing' will be released on 30th September 2016 via Pure Noise Records. Produced by Neil Kennedy  (Milk Teeth, Creeper, More Than Life) and mixed by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, All Time Low), the first song to be revealed from the record, along with its own music video, is 'Laika'. A decidedly melancholic composition, it's a song about inevitable failure; knowing you're going to lose before you've even begun.

A tour supporting Moose Blood comes immediately after the record's release and Boston Manor have also now announced their first full UK and European headline tour in November and December, with Can't Swim set to support them. As a band who've been absolutely dedicated to their music since their 2013 inception, Boston Manor have previously toured with the likes of Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood and This Wild Life and have played festivals such as Slam Dunk and 2000trees in front of significant and enthused masses. Ultimately, this has manifested in the form of a loyal and ever-expanding fan-base within the burgeoning UK rock scene and beyond.

Boston Manor's last release was 2015's 'Saudade' EP – a collection of tracks channeling a generally darker and more downbeat sound than most of their peers and becoming the cornerstone of their career to that point. 'Be Nothing' will prove that Boston Manor are primed to leap to the forefront of the new wave of UK rock bands on an international scale. 

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

 Sons Of Texas To Support Soil.

Sons Of Texas.Tuesday 26th July 2016
Following the critically acclaimed release of their debut album "Baptized In the Rio Grande" in late 2015, Sons Of Texas have been added to the UK and European Soil tour across November 2016. The European dates take in Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, France before a full UK tour.

A stunning collection of hard rock songs with driving rhythms and the unique and powerful vocals of Mark Morales, the album was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, All That Remains, Gojira). The band are set to release a single from the album, "September", around the tour.

Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. The scene vibes "music for music's sake" with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n' roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all-stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar.

Full UK dates (as part of a European tour) as follows

Mon 07 Nov 2016                  Southampton, ENGLAND Engine Rooms / support to Soil
Tue 08 Nov                               Brighton, ENGLAND Concorde / support to Soil
2Wed 09 Nov                           Bristol, ENGLAND The Fleece / support to Soil
Thu 10 Nov                               Reading, ENGLAND Sub 89 / support to Soil
Fri 11 Nov                                 Plymouth, ENGLAND The Hub / support to Soil
Sat 12 Nov                                Barnstaple, ENGLAND The Factory / support to Soil
Sun 13 Nov                               Cardiff, WALES The Globe / support to Soil 
Tue 15 Nov                               London, ENGLAND Islington Academy / support to Soil
Wed 16 Nov                             Norwich, ENGLAND Waterfront / support to Soil
Thu 17 Nov                               Manchester, ENGLAND Sound Control / support to Soil
Fri 18 Nov                                 Sheffield, ENGLAND Corporation / support to Soil
Sat 19 Nov                                Birmingham, ENGLAND O2 Institute 2 / support to Soil
Sun 20 Nov                               Newcastle, ENGLAND Riverside / support to Soil
Tue 22 Nov                               Glasgow, SCOTLAND Cathouse / support to Soil
Wed 23 Nov                             Hull, ENGLANDThe Welly / support to Soil
Thu 24 Nov                               York, ENGLAND Fibbers / support to Soil
Fri 25 Nov                                 Chester, ENGLAND The Live Rooms / support to Soil
Sat 26 Nov                                Milton Keynes, ENGLAND Crauford Arms / support to Soil

Tickets available here - http://www.seetickets.com/search?q=soil&search=

 The Lounge Kittens Release Video For Toto 'Africa' Cover.

The Lounge Kittens.Tuesday 26th July 2016
The Lounge Kittens invite you to take a walk on the wild side as they release the second track from debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’ and this time they’ve taken on ‘Africa’ by Toto.

Following the release of a 5 part mini-documentary series, trailing the girls through the recording process of the song, Jen, Timia and Zan couldn’t be more excited to finally be able to share the studio version of the track.

We’ve been performing ‘Africa’ live for years” says Jen “In fact, it’s one of the very first songs we ever arranged as a band. But we’ve reinvented it for the album so this is a brand new version that no one has heard yet. We really pushed ourselves with this one and it features more layering than we’ve done before. By the end of the song we’re all singing several parts so it was a whole new experience layering the harmonies in the studio.”

The documentary focuses on how the girls break down their arrangements and shows a unique insight into the complexities of their recordings. “It was really daunting having the camera in the studio with us, but not as daunting as it was attacking this song” Zan tells us. “This is a BIG song. We take singing other people’s songs as seriously as if we had written them ourselves and ‘Africa’ is so well-known and loved, there’s a huge responsibility there. We put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves and it’s actually quite hard to watch the footage back and see us struggle but we’re really pleased with the final track and it’s been a really interesting experience exposing our techniques to our fans.”

Well known for their tongue-in-cheek and often downright ridiculous videos, for this song the girls have stepped away from their usual style, in favour of a studio based video. “We just didn’t think that us dicking about Lion King style would do justice to the magnitude of this song” explains Timia. “It just doesn’t feel right and it would distract the listener from the song itself. We’re really proud of this one and when we play it live, it’s always a big singalong so that’s what we wanted to encourage. Put the track on, close your eyes and sing loud and proud on your mountain top… or wherever your imagination takes you!”

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr2kFaVlH0w

As the girls navigate through their challenge of releasing new video material every month until the end of the year, STOP-EVERYTHING-THE-KITTENS-ARE-DOING-SOMETHING-DAY is fast becoming a highlight on everyone’s calendar. With the album release set for 16 September, who knows what’s coming next.

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

See the girls at Edinburgh Fringe festival: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/everybody-hates-the-lounge-kittens

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

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

 Black Stone Cherry Announce UK Headline Tour.

Black Stone Cherry.Monday 25th July 2016
Hot on the heels of their headline slot at Ramblin' Man Fair this weekend, BLACK STONE CHERRY are excited to announce a UK tour this November/December.  This time around, instead of playing big arenas, the band are undertaking a more extensive run of dates in the more intimate setting of theatres.  The tour is dubbed 'Experience Kentucky: An Evening With Black Stone Cherry.'

The boys tell us, "We have been very fortunate to play some incredible shows in the UK the past few years.  After headlining two arena tours and being a part of some amazing festivals, we wanted to bring it back to an atmosphere that we know our fans will enjoy and truly deserve.  This tour is a way for us to bring the show to them and to play venues that allow us to deliver a very special night featuring two sets of music, like we've never done before.  No other bands.  Just the four of us and our fans!  We are excited!"  The band continue, "We are truly thrilled to bring this unique BSC experience to the UK!  We have never done anything like this before and we knew the UK was the only place to do it. That's all we're gonna say about it!"

BLACK STONE CHERRY's current album 'Kentucky' (released via the Mascot Label Group) crashed into the UK album charts at #5 on its release in April and received plaudits a-plenty across the board.  Last week the band unveiled their new video for 'The Rambler', that you can check out here; https://youtu.be/xZepHvVzj_0.  The clip features country music star and actor, Billy Ray Cyrus in the 'title' role.  

Tour dates rack up as follows:
Sat 19th Nov - CARDIFF St David's Hall
Mon 21st Nov - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Tue 22nd Nov - WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Thu 24th Nov - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 25th Nov - GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
Sun 27th Nov - NEWCASTLE City Hall
Mon 28th Nov - SHEFFIELD City Hall
Wed 30th Nov - BRIGHTON Dome
Thu 1st Dec - NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Fri 2nd Dec - BRISTOL Colston Hall
Sun 4th Dec - TRECCO Planet Rockstock
Mon 5th Dec - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue 6th Dec - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 8th Dec - NORWICH UEA

Tickets go on general sale at 10am Friday 29th July from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-stone-cherry-tickets.  Planet Rockstock tickets can be grabbed from www.planetrock.com/rockstock

 Avenged Sevenfold Announce UK Tour With Disturbed And In Flames Supporting.

Avenged Sevenfold.Monday 25th July 2016
In December 2013 AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated their No. 1 album 'Hail To The King' with a sold out arena tour taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London's Wembley Arena.  They followed that with an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 cementing their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances.

Now the band are set to return to the UK bigger and badder than ever.  They have announced an eight date UK tour for January 2017 which includes London's The O2.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007's Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1's on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their most recent, Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including "Bat Country," "Almost Easy," "Scream," "Nightmare," "Welcome To The Family," "So Far Away," and "Hail To The King," and their latest, "Shepherd of Fire." The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band's performance of "Carry On," written specifically for the game.
Avenged Sevenfold self-released the action-adventure mobile video game Hail To The King:Deathbat to rave reviews; with music, concept, and gameplay created entirely by the band. Avenged Sevenfold appeared in stores and homes globally as the featured pre-launch artist in 2015's Guitar Hero: Live including an industry first playable live performance.

Grammy nominated hard rock Titans, Disturbed returned to the rock arena after a 4-year hiatus with the critically acclaimed #1 album Immortalized.  The album, the bands 5th consecutive US #1, has already boasted three huge #1 smashes "The Vengeful One" (the video currently has over 22 Million views and counting) "The Light," and the global sensation that is their powerful version of the Simon & Garfield classic  "The Sound of Silence," (82 million views on YouTube) which also took the #1 spot at both Rock and Mainstream US Rock Radio.

Formed in Chicago in 1996, the multi-platinum DISTURBED – David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] – have scored thirteen  No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent Grammy Award nomination as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records. Watch the official video for "The Sound of Silence" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

Melodic Death Metal pioneers In Flames will be opening the bill across this run of UK dates. With a back catalogue of classics in their arsenal, the Swedish Legends are set to kick these shows off with a bang.

January 2017

Tuesday 10th                 Glasgow            The SSE Hydro
Thursday 12th               Newcastle         Metro Radio Arena
Friday 13th                     Birmingham      Genting Arena
Sunday 15th                  Sheffield             Arena
Monday 16th                  Manchester       Arena
Wednesday 18th           Nottingham       Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19th               Cardiff                Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 21st                London               The O2

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 29th July priced at £45/£37.50 regionally and £45/£37.50/£30 for London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 A Day To Remember Unleash Newspmg 'Bullfight' From Forthcoming 'Bad Vibrations' Album.

A Day To Remember.Monday 25th July 2016
A Day To Remember have released "Bullfight," the latest track off their upcoming album, BAD VIBRATIONS . Click HEREto listen.

"Bullfight" follows the release of the album's title track, "Bad Vibrations" (viewable HERE) and lead track/video"Paranoia" (viewable HERE), the latter of which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show and has gone on to amass more than 6.6 million Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube views, while shooting to No. 7 on the rock chart. Fans can get "Bullfight," "Bad Vibrations" and "Paranoia" as instant downloads by clicking smarturl.it/badvibrations to pre-order BAD VIBRATIONS on iTunes. Pre-order bundles are also available on the band's official site or at smarturl.it/adtr-preorder.

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

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

The quintet, who recently headlined the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, are currently on the road in the US with Blink-182 for a summer tour of arenas and sheds that kicked off last week in San Diego, CA. In in January and February 2017 they'll head to Europe and for a string of headline shows. Please see below for the full list of dates, and the pre-sale/on sale details.

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

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

 The Devil Wears Prada Back With New ALbum And UK Tour.

The Devil Wears Prada.Monday 25th July 2016
The Devil Wears Prada - Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Jonathan Gering (keyboards), Kyle Sipress (lead guitar), and Giuseppe Capolupo (drums) -  uncover the details for their anxiously awaited sixth full-length album, Transit Blues [Rise Records], arriving October 7th, 2016 in stores and at all digital retailers. It follows last year's Space EP, which bowed at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned widespread acclaim from the likes of Alternative Press and Loudwire. Upholding a career-long tradition of progression and perseverance, the group's new record represents another natural evolution.

The band retreated to both Watertown, WI and Sawyer, MI last winter to write Transit Blues, for the first time living and creating in a shared, full time space. They re-teamed with Space producer Dan Korneff [Pierce the Veil, Motionless in White] in the spring of 2016 to record the 11-track Transit Blues. Overall, the album reflects themes of transition, separation, and mourning.

"It's like zooming out on a commute," explains Hranica. "It's the notion of getting from one place to another. Most people go from their homes to work, while we go from date to date on tour. Either way, it's the inevitable process of growth and change. There are moments of anger, but the pervading theme is separation. Drawing the full circle, it is separation that is inherent in moving from one place to another."
 
Last week, The Devil Wears Prada unleashed the first single "Daughter," which racked up over 270,000 views on YouTube in less than seven days. A marriage of metallic elegance, punk immediacy, and sweeping alternative, the track nods to a passion Hranica has yet to properly write about: literature. Specifically, it takes a page from Simone de Beauvoir's novel The Mandarins.
 
"It's strange," smiles Hranica. "I will write EPs based on subjects that aren't super close to my heart like Zombie or Space because it opens the door for me to make my own stories based off the topics. When we did Transit Blues, it was only natural to incorporate fiction. 'Daughter' is the most forthright example."

The band will also be returning to the UK as part of the triple headline 'Rise Up' tour with Memphis May Fire and Silverstein. It will be the band's first full UK outing since
Oct 2013.  Tickets are £16 except London which is £17,  on sale Wednesday, July 27th.
 
November 29 Norwich, - Waterfront
November 30 London, - Koko
December 1 Manchester, - Academy 2
December 2 Newcastle, - Riverside
December 3 Glasgow, - Garage
December 5 Birmingham, - Asylum
December 6 Leeds, - Stylus
December 7 Nottingham, - Rescue Rooms
December 9 Bristol, - 02 Academy 1
December 10 Southampton, -Engine Rooms

 Extreme To Release Live Album.

Extreme.Monday 25th July 2016
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of Extreme's classic multi-Platinum, Grammy® nominated PORNOGRAFFITTI, the definitive album of the band's career. To mark the anniversary, PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN will be released September 23 by the award-winning production company Rock Fuel Media in association with Loud & Proud Records as part of their four-part "Metal Meltdown" DVD series. The concert film captures the Boston band performing the album PORNOGRAFFITTI in its entirety.

Directed by Brian Lockwood (Bon Jovi, Metallica, Motley Crue), the PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN package includes a Blu-ray, DVD, and audio CD of the complete concert that was filmed on May 30, 2015 at The Joint at the world famous Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. It also features Rockshow, a bonus documentary that takes fans through Extreme's story, with exclusive interviews, '80s archive footage, and an exclusive photo gallery. Mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, it's set for release September 23. A trailer can be seen here.

"It was a great thrill to perform PORNOGRAFFITTI in its entirety," says singer Gary Cherone. "Some of these songs were never played live before so we had to go back and relearn them for the tour.  The album was a watershed moment in the bands career...it's when we came in to our own and it will always be special."  

As guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt continues, "The band always prided itself on its live performance. Over the years, some of these songs have evolved where the band actually plays them better now than when we had recorded them. Hope you enjoy it. "

Extreme achieved their greatest success with their 1990 album PORNOGRAFFITTI, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard's "Top 200 Albums" chart, and was certified multi-Platinum. Musically, PORNOGRAFFITTI is dominated by blistering guitar riffs, often with funky, syncopated timing, and incendiary, high-speed rock/metal solos. The record provided Bettencourt with widespread admiration from rock guitar enthusiasts and continual exposure in leading guitar playing publications. But it was the acoustic ballad single, "More Than Words," that reached #1 on Billboard's "Hot 100" chart and was nominated for a Grammy® Award for "Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal." The subsequent single, "Hole Hearted," another acoustic track, was also successful, rising to #4 on the same chart. "Decadence Dance" and "Get the Funk Out" were also released as singles both landing on Billboard's Rock chart and becoming fan favorites.

To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME have released five albums, plus a greatest hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide.  The band's trademark sound is a mix of hard rock funk in the spirit and style of their predecessors Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen and Van Halen—fueled by BETTENCOURT's signature guitar flights and CHERONE's resonant vocals—and matched with a social consciousness in their lyrics. 

Award-winning producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media commented, "It was a real privilege to produce PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN in celebration of PORNOGRAFFITI, to have the opportunity to work first-hand with such high caliber musicians and audio purists. Over 25 years after this iconic album was released, we captured the band at their very best. Watching Nuno Bettencourt's off-the-charts guitar solos is simply mind-blowing, as confirmed by Queen's Brian May and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, whom we filmed paying homage to the Guitar God himself in the RockShow documentary. One of the highlights of the documentary is a moment where Gary and Nuno are sitting on the doorstep of Gary's childhood home, and they perform a spontaneous version of 'More Than Words.'"

Here's the complete song listing of PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN:

1.    Decadence Dance 
2.    Li'l Jack Horny 
3.    When I'm President 
4.    Get the Funk Out 
5.    More Than Words
6.    Money (In God We Trust)
7.    It ('s a Monster)
8.    Pornograffitti 
9.    When I First Kissed You
10.  Suzi (Wants Her All Day What?) 
11.  Flight of the Wounded Bumble Bee 
12.  He-Man Woman Hater 
13.  Song For Love 
14.  Hole Hearted 
15.  Play With Me*
16.  Cupid's Dead*

* Songs do not appear on the audio CD.

 Monuments Annunce Handfull Of UK Shows.

Monuments.Monday 25th July 2016
One of progressive metal's hardest working bands, MONUMENTS, have announced a string of last minute shows in the United Kingdom and Germany - including performances at Wacken Open Air (Ger), Summer Breeze (Ger) and AcrTanGent (UK) as well as a handful UK headline shows in between.

MONUMENTS live:
06.08.16 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08.16 (UK) Cardiff - The Globe
12.08.16 (UK) Leicester - The Sound House
14.08.16 (UK) Milton Keynes - The Craufurd Arms
15.08.16 (UK) Guildford - The Boileroom

16.08.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground
18.08.16 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08.16 (UK) Bristol - ArcTanGent Festival

Since the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album 'The Amanuensis' (Century Media 2014), the first album to feature current vocalist Chris Barretto (ex-Periphery/Ever Forthright), MONUMENTS have toured the globe with the likes of Devin Townsend, Karnivool, Animals As Leaders andThe Contortionist.

MONUMENTS will take a well deserved break after these final shows and concentrate on their 3rd album to be released sometime in 2017.
 

 Memphis May Fire Announce UK Tour.

Memphis May Fire.Monday 25th July 2016
Memphis May Fire, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada have announced a UK rotating headline tour this winter. Supports will be coming from Like Moths To Flames.
You can see Memphis May Fire at the following dates:

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

Tickets on sale 27th July

MEMPHIS MAY FIRE have just finished their new album with further details to follow. 

 Corinne Bailet Rae Announce UK Headling Dates.

Corinne Bailey Rae.Monday 25th July 2016
After the critically acclaimed release of her new album The Heart Speaks In Whispers, Corinne Bailey Rae has confirmed the dates for her first UK tour in five years as she brings her sensational live show to major cities across the country.

Starting in her hometown of Leeds, the nine-date tour will pass through Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester and Cambridge, ending in London at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. See full dates below.

Both fans and critics have heaped superlatives on her captivating performances throughout the summer, including this year's Glastonbury Festival, an astounding support set for Stevie Wonder at British Summer Time, Hyde Park as part of his Songs In The Key Of Life extravaganza, a huge UK arena tour with Lionel Ritchie and further shows at this year's V Festival, Cornbury Festival and across the USA.

The Evening Standard has called her "[the] bewitching queen of British soul [who] oozes charisma..." upon seeing her in concert whilst the Daily Star claim she is simply "mesmerizing" live.

Corinne's third studio album The Heart Speaks In Whispers, her first collection of new material for six years, also received rave reviews across the board upon its release in May. With MOJO hailing her resurgence as "a brilliant and very welcome return" and Q Magazine's declaring Corinne is "getting it right again [with] sultriness and life-affirmation", she has wowed both critics and fans alike.

Catch Corinne live at the following dates:

UK HEADLINE TOUR
October 28th – Leeds, Town Hall (Tickets HERE)
October 29th – Bristol, Colston Hall (Tickets HERE)
October 31st – Glasgow, Oran Mor (Tickets HERE)
November 1st – Newcastle, Sage Gateshead (Tickets HERE)
November 3rd – Brighton Dome (Tickets HERE)
November 4th – Birmingham, O2 Institute (Tickets HERE)
November 5th – Manchester, Albert Hall (Tickets HERE)
November 7th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange (Tickets HERE)
November 8th – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Tickets HERE)

 Cover Your Tracks To Release Debut Album 'Fever Dream'.

Cover Your Tracks.Monday 25th July 2016
Metal band Cover Your Tracks announce Fever Dream, their debut album, set to be released on September 9th.

The first song revealed from Fever Dream is 'Bellow' which is available now at YouTube. Fans can pre-order Fever Dream now and receive 'Bellow' as an instant download.

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

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

Pre-orders for Fever Dream are available at https://cyt.lnk.to/feverdream.
Check out another album track 'Spin The Bottle' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2MZ_qITZhg
FEVER DREAM TRACKLIST

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

 Pierce The Veil Release New Video For 'Circles'.

Pierce The Veil.Monday 25th July 2016
Pierce The Veil have released brand new video for track 'Circles' taken off recently released album 'Misadventures.'

You can watch the video here
The 'Circles' video was directed by Drew Russ who directed Pierce's 2012 "King For A Day" video that has accumulated more than 70-million YouTube views.  The videos concept is loosely based on the 1991 feature film 'Nothing But Trouble,' that was directed and written by Dan Aykroyd and starred Chevy Chase, John Candy and Aykroyd.  PTV is on tour, on the road, their bus pulls up to their hotel for the night, and the second thoughts about this hotel start immediately.  The hotel's bar serves drinks laced with snakes, bugs, eyeballs, and other animal parts, the hotel rooms are decorated in 'crazy' - rooms full of mirrors. rooms full of rotting food, rooms full of skeletons and mystery stains.  San Francisco morning radio host and former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield plays a featured role as an obsessed and very creepy old man.

"Circles," which has already been playlisted at Radio 1 & is currently a Top 40 track at Alternative Radio in the US, is taken from the band's long-awaited and critically-acclaimed new album Misadventures that debuted in the Top 20 album charts worldwide.  Pierce The Veil, nominated for 'Bandom of the Year,' performed the track on last night's broadcast of MTV's Fandom Awards.  The band recently completed the sold-out U.S. "Misadventures Tour" and announced a UK tour this winter, see below for dates. 

Friday 25th November Great Hall, Cardiff
Saturday 26th November O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sunday 27th November O2 Brixton Academy, London
Tuesday 29th November Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 30th November O2 Academy, Newcastle
Thursday 1st December Barrowlands, Glasgow
Friday 2nd December Academy 1, Manchester
Sunday 4th December Mandela Hall, Belfast
Monday 5th December Academy, Dublin
Tuesday 6th December Academy, Dublin

 Michael Kiwanuka Hits Number 1 With 'Love And Hate' Album.

Michael Kiwanuka.Monday 25th July 2016
Michael Kiwanuka's second album, the critically acclaimed Love & Hate, has debuted at number 1 in the UK albums chart.
 
Following near faultless critical praise on both sides of the Atlantic, Love & Hate, produced alongside Danger Mouse and Inflo, gives Michael his first number one record. It also marks the first time a BBC Sound Poll winner has beaten a previous best chart placing on second album release.
 
Currently touring Australia, Michael returns to the UK in August to perform at Boardmasters Festival on the 13th August ahead of a full headline tour in October. The tour stops at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 11th October.

Watch LP track, The Final Frame, recorded at RAK Studios: https://youtu.be/u0YN1V1aKJI

Michael Kiwanuka Live:
 
13th August – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
6th October – The Art School, Glasgow
7th October – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
8th October – Wylam Brewery At Palace of Arts, Newcastle
10th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield
11th October – Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
14th October – Limelight, Belfast
17th October – The Tramshed, Cardiff
18th October – The Phoenix, Exeter
19th October – O2 Academy 1, Oxford
21st October – The Library @ The O2 Institute, Birmingham
22nd October – O2 Ritz, Manchester

 Pain Announce Two UK Dates.

Pain.Monday 25th July 2016
PAIN, the unique Swedish metal project led by multi-instrumentalist and renowned producer, Peter Tägtgren, are very pleased to reveal they will be playing shows in Wolverhampton and Bristol this October – alongside a show at renowned London venue, The Underworld. 

Wolverhampton and Bristol tickets will go on sale 27th July @ 11am
They will be available to purchase here:

25th October – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
26th October – The Fleece, Bristol

On sale now:
October 24th @ The Underworld, London
PAIN’s three date UK run will be coming in support and celebration of brand new record ‘Coming Home’ – which is due for release on 9th September via Nuclear Blast.

You can pre-order ‘Coming Home’ here:
‘Coming Home’ Limited Edition Gatefold Orange Vinyl
‘Coming Home’ Limited Edition 2 CD Digibook / CD / Vinyl

PAIN only recently announced their brand new studio album, ‘Coming Home’ - the follow up to 2011’s 'You Only Live Twice'. After the substantial success of Peter Tägtgren's Lindemann project with Rammestein vocalist Till Lindemann, Peter retreated – taking some time to write another shrewd industrial metal statement.

The artwork for ‘Coming Home’ was created by Stuttgart artist Stefan Heilemann (Epica, Lindemann, Indica) -  whose artwork is famed for its symbiosis of fantasy, reality and insanity.

"I was brainstorming about the cover with Heile again... And we got the result that I really needed. I rented a spacesuit and spinned away thereafter... Musically, the album is a development of where PAIN and LINDEMANN ended at - more experimental than what I've ever done before. Acoustic guitars and a helping hand again from Clemens of Carach Angren with the orchestra arrangements, and some guest vocals. And Sebastian Tägtgren did a great job on the drums..."

So speaks Peter Tägtgren, musician, producer and creative brain behind PAIN, Sweden's finest industrial metal export. His has been a life immersed in music, in pushing boundaries, and taking ideas to both their logical and illogical extremes. It’s been a career that has involved fronting bands – notably iconic death metal veterans Hypocrisy, and now PAIN – or shaping their sounds – as he has done with Celtic Frost, Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir and Immortal amongst others. It’s a calling that has made him one of Europe's most highly respected musicians and producers.

The band recently released new single ‘Black Knight Satellite’:
Order the single here: http://bit.ly/PainBKSiTunes
Listen in NB Novelties playlist: http://sptfy.com/2zZF

Check out the lyric video for the track here: https://youtu.be/UBRMKyuwS54

PAIN started life as a hobby for Peter Tägtgren, whose concept was to fuse heavy metal with 1980s-inspired electro-industrial and techno influences.
It all began with the release of a self-titled debut in 1997, and since then PAIN have released six more albums and a DVD.
‘Coming Home’ will be their eighth studio album release.

 Meal Alliegiance Release New EP.

Metal Alliegiance.Monday 25th July 2016
METAL ALLEGIANCE recently announced they will release a special EP, entitled Fallen Heroes, on August 12, 2016. The band united to pay homage to the 3 legends - Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey - who impacted not just their lives but the world as well. 
Today, the band released a video where Alex Skolnick discusses the loss of the 3 legends as well as how the songs were chosen. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/WOkZ8sIngcU

Fallen Heroes will be available for pre-order both digitally and in an exclusive bundle.

The package will include a t-shirt (2 options will be available), a digital download of the album and a 12" x12" lithograph of the album cover (See images below). Order your bundle here: www.districtlines.com/metal-allegiance

Below is the track list for Fallen Heroes:
1. Iron Fist featuring Troy Sanders
2. Suffragette City featuring Mark Osegueda
3. Life In The Fast Lane featuring Alissa White-Gluz

 Black Tape For A Blue Girl Celebrate 30th Anniversary.

Blacktape.Monday 25th July 2016
On their 30th anniversary, Black Tape For A Blue Girl returns to their evocative ethereal, neoclassical, gothic roots with an album exploring the existential predicaments of time’s passage, choices questioned, and loves lost. Original vocalist Oscar Herrera rejoins the band after a 17-year absence. His darkly dramatic vocals are complemented by Dani Herrera’s emotional and heartfelt voice, Nick Shadow’s visceral viola, Brian Viglione’s driving drums, and band-founder Sam Rosenthal’s pensive electronics and songwriting.

'These Fleeting Moments', the group's 11th studio release, is 70 minutes of powerful, gorgeously yearning music born from the same place as their highly regarded 1990's albums 'Remnants of a Deeper Purity' and 'A Chaos of Desire’.

“For this album,” Sam says, “I picked up threads of our 90's sound. I wrote those intense, passionate songs that Oscar delivers so wonderfully. Adding Nick’s breathtaking strings atop my synth-horn and electronic textures, and writing 25 minutes of instrumentals, really brings this album back to the essential Blacktape sound.”

>Oscar’s involvement is more than a nostalgic appearance — he sings seven songs. Accompanying him is his daughter Dani, who was not even a year old when the band recorded its 1986 debut, 'The Rope’. Her lead vocals on four tracks bring an absorbing intermingling of voices to this release. At times Dani’s singing carries a youthful, breathy softness, such as on the brokenheartedness of 'She’s Gone.’ “She wasn’t the first girl to dump me, but she dumped me on the phone, and it brought out all these old feelings. Who would love me and just drop me unless I didn’t deserve love.”

The band opens the album boldly with 'The Vastness Of Life’, a 17-minute five-part epic reminiscent of 'For You Will Burn Your Wings Upon The Sun’ from the aforementioned ‘Remnants…’ release. It is an expressive track — powerfully solemn, stirringly elegant and evocative — drifting between defiant, resigned and striking vocal sections and floating ambient passages. The lyrics explore the theme of the album: questions about life choices, our personal story, and if we have the courage to live in service to our ideals.

The album lyrics range from emotionally wrought to delicately sensitive, detailing fears of revealing the true self, betrayal of one’s body in the hands of a lover’s promises, contemplating our interconnection to others, or poking fun at mankind’s belief that we are more important than other animals.

Sam continues, “The fleetingness of time has become part of the questions I am asking. We are finite in our being but infinite in our hopes and longings. Life will pass us in an instant, and I ask myself if I am courageously living my true self in the world? Or are we a bit hunched over, hiding from possibilities?”

After three decades recording music and running the Projekt label, Sam drew upon internationally acclaimed talent to record ‘These Fleeting Moments’. Guest musicians include drummer Brian Viglione (of The Dresden Dolls), SoulWhirlingSomewhere’s vocalist Michael Plaster, and electronic solo artists Erik Wøllo and Mark Seelig. Newcomer Chase Dobson adds guitars and bass.

In the catchy, luxuriant ‘Limitless', Oscar sings, “I shine, I glow, I venture into the darkness in search of the essential.” Sam’s thought-provoking lyrics invite self-examination without becoming too weighty — the earnest themes explored on the album have a palatable sense of optimism in the face of adversity and are buoyed by the ebb and flow of the band’s superb performances. Indeed, the album finishes on a high note with a song sung from father to son on the elder’s death bed; even in that, there is the suggestion that a way through can be found by remembering that “the most beautiful moments remain so dear to us.”

 Crowbot To Release New Album 'Welcome To Fat City'.

Crobot.Sunday 24th July 2016
Crobot's latest single 'Not For Sale' is now for sale! You can get the track from iTunes via the link below http://bit.ly/1tgQ8ol 
The band announced the track with another election broadcast which can be checked out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17aWH2sbXRE. And with the electorate so hungry for more Crobot, the band have unveiled the new video for 'Not For Sale', currently premiering on Wall Street Journal. Check it out here:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/07/22/dads-dominate-the-video-for-crobots-not-for-sale-exclusive/
Now that they're really hotting up their Mayoral campaign they've also announced  the pre-order details for 'Welcome To Fat City'. See all the formats below and order now to 'Make Our City Fat Again!'

CD & Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl (inc signed insert) now available from Record Store
https://www.recordstore.co.uk/search.html?term=Welcome+To+Fat+City
https://youtu.be/a4oG5rNdcqY

Limited Edition Gatefold Blue Vinyl (inc signed insert)
http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4209
https://youtu.be/aX3y4OTF5jM
Tracklistings:
CD
1. Welcome To Fat City
2. Play It Cool
3. Easy Money
4. Not For Sale
5. Hold On For Dear Life
6. Temple In The Sky
7. Right Between The Eyes
8. Blood On The Snow
9. Steal The Show
10. Moment Of Truth
11. Plague Of The Mammoth
 
Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Limited Edition Gatefold Blue Vinyl
Side A
1. Welcome To Fat City
2. Play It Cool
3. Easy Money
4. Not For Sale
5. Hold On For Dear Life
Side B
1. Temple In The Sky
2. Right Between The Eyes
3. Blood On The Snow
4. Steal The Show
5. Moment Of Truth
6. Plague Of The Mammoth

Crobot have just unveiled the second single, and title track from the upcoming album 'Welcome To Fat City', which can be streamed over here: https://soundcloud.com/crobotband/crobot-welcome-to-fat-city  . Frontman Brandon Yeagley introduced it in typical Crobot fashion with a big lashing of gravy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgBqN6HH5Mc 

 Periphery Release New Album 'Periphery III'.

Periohery.Sunday 24th July 2016
PERIPHERY’s latest album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty', is out now via Century Media Records.

International press is raving about 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty':

“Maturing gracefully, III finds PERIPHERY refocused.” (Metal Hammer, UK)

“PERIPHERY return with what could be arguably their most cohesive record to date.” (The Metalist, UK)

“PERIPHERY are a phenomenon.” (Legacy, DE)

"'Periphery III; Select Difficulty' is asking for your full attention." (Aardschok, NL)

“’Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ is a mature album that will unite both, die-hard followers and curious newcomers...” (Metallus, IT)

“The new album ‘Periphery III: Select Difficulty” continues the discussion initiated by the incredible double album from 2015. They continue to remain engaged and perfectly calibrated between prog rock and djent coordinates. Another STRIKE!” (Outune, IT)

"Throughout their career, PERIPHERY have created their own sonic universe. Their new album is another chapter in a saga that rivals ‘Star Wars’ in terms of epicness and emotion." (RockZone, ES)
 
Check out the amazing video clip for the song 'Marigold' which was was directed by Wes Richardson, who previously did the videos for 'Scarlet' and 'Alpha': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQqIF0yVtzc&feature=youtu.be

In case you are craving some heavier tunes, make sure to click on the lyric video for 'The Price Is Wrong': https://youtu.be/_9gHHGqxJog

Secure your copy of 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' via one of the following links:
CMDistro - http://smarturl.it/PeripheryIIICMDistro
Impericon: smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/PSDAMAZON
iTUNES - http://smarturl.it/PSDitunes
Amazon MP3 - http://smarturl.it/PSDamazonMP3

 Five Finger death Punch Drop New Video.

Five Finger Death Punch.Sunday 24th July 2016
Five Finger Death Punch has unveiledthe video for their next single "I Apologize," worldwide on Vevo today. Culled from their sixth studio album, Got Your Six, the chilling clip follows Ivan Moody through a cemetery housing our era's most notable deceased rock icons, ranging from Elvis to Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse to Jimi Hendrix. The clip was shot at Los Angeles' famed Angelus Rosedale Cemetery with Nathan Cox directing the band-conceived storyline.

"The video is a dark somber metaphor that speaks for itself. I don't think we need a parallel narrative to explain it or emphasize its impact as almost everyone knows someone struggling with some form of addiction. It's real for everybody. We have even been losing exceptionally bright, talented people who you'd assume know better. No matter how much support you provide, ultimately it's everyone's own decision to face their demons or perish" explain the band members.

"I Apologize" is the fourth single from 5FDP's latest highly acclaimed album, Got Your Six which hit new chart heights for the band around the world with its September 2015 release, including a US #1. The album has since sold 370K units and already boasts two #1 hit singles, "Jekyll And Hyde" and "Wash It All Away".

As previously announced, Five Finger Death Punch will embark on their most extensive tour of Canada to date in September, co-headlining Canadian arenas from cost-to-coast with Papa Roach beforekicking off the biggest U.S. tour of their career so far in Little Rock, AR on October 18 co-headlining arenas across the country with Shinedown through December, thereby effectively co-headlining the two biggest North American Arena Rock Tours of 2016. See all dates below. Look out for more US dates to be announced soon. For tickets, VIP packages and more info visit www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

Both tours are also highlighted by Special Guest Sixx:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba. U.S. newcomers From Ashes To New will support on the Canadian dates while UK newcomers As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson, will round out the supporting lineup in the USA.

All bands on the US tour have partnered to donate $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to hand-picked charitable organizations close to their hearts: Five Finger Death Punch chose the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation. In addition to the $1 donation per ticket, the bands have teamed up with Crowdrise to give fans the option to enter for the chance to win VIP tickets plus a Meet & Greet by choosing to donate an additional $5 at the time of purchase. Fans who don't live in one of the cities on the tour, but would still like to support the efforts, can visit Crowdrise to donate $5 and be entered for a chance to win a flyaway to the show of their choice plus a Meet & Greet with all four bands.

Says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory about the tours: "I wanted to give you a brilliant quote about trying to keep rock music alive by assembling bills that can sell out arenas where everyone can have the production rock shows deserve, or bringing out new talented bands and expose them to huge crowds... or about rebuilding a community with the help of rock radio, and donating to good causes while we are at it... but we are so busy doing it that I ran out of quotes."

$1 from each ticket purchased for the Canadian tour dates will be donated to a Wildfire Relief charity soon to be named.

Check out an exclusive clip of Five Finger Death Punch behind the scenes at last week's inaugural Chicago Open Air Festival here.

Coinciding with the recent announcement of the two massive Fall tours, Five Finger Death Punch also have plenty of reason to celebrate: after the recent platinum certification of their 2009 album War Is The Answer, and the gold certification of their 2013 album The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1, their current album, Got Your Six just reached gold status this week only 10 months after its September 2015 release.

CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Five Finger Death Punchhave grown exponentially in just a few years, racking up 16 consecutive top 10 hits, five #1 hits, four gold and a platinum album. The band will be taking Got Your Six around the world touring throughout 2017.

TOUR DATES:
CANADA 2016
Five Finger Death Punch / Papa Roach
Sixx:A.M.
From Ashes To New
9/9 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Centre
9/10 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Centre
9/11 Calgary, BC Grey Eagle Casino
9/13 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
9/14 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
9/16 Medicine Hate, AB Canalta Centre
9/17 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
9/18 Saskatoon, SK Sasktel Centre
9/20 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
9/23 Oshawa, ON GM Centre
9/24 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
9/27 Moncton, NB Moncton Coliseum
9/28 Halifax, NS Scotia Bank Centre
USA 2016
Five Finger Death Punch / Shinedown*
Sixx:A.M.
As Lions
10/18 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
10/22 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
10/23 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
10/25 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
10/28 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
10/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/31 San Jose, CA SAP Center
11/02 Portland, OR Moda Center
11/03 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
11/05 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
11/07 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
11/09 Billings, MT MetraPark Fairgrounds
11/11 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
11/17 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
11/18 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
* More US dates will be announced soon.

 Fangclub Release New Video.

Fangclub.Sunday 22nd July 2016
Amps set to '11? Check. Kick drum like a hyperactive mule? Check. Killer melodies? Check. Choruses that once heard will never be forgotten? Check. Brought together by their mutual love of punk and '90s grunge, Fangclub are the real, full-blooded rock 'n' roll deal, and a name you're going to be hearing an inordinate amount of in 2016 and beyond.
Already gathering major attention from press (Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset) and specialist DJ's at BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Daniel P.Carter, Phil Taggart), Team Rock and Kerrang! Radio with their debut track "Bullet Head" (taken from from the EP "Bullet Head" - a 'Song 2'-style short, sharp shocker that you want to play again the instant it's over.    The band follow in its wake with stand out track "Loner", a head nodding, 90's slacker rock inspired anthem and an explosive video - well don't just believe us - check it out here: http://po.st/FangclubLonerVEVO

The band are currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on their debut album which will see an early 2017 release.

Here's a Fangclub history lesson.  The band met through the local music scene at house parties and supporting each other in previous bands. When their songwriter-in-chief and wielder of guitars, Steven King found himself with a lot of new demos but without a band he asked Kevin and Dara to fill the sonic void. "It was instant connection and completely organic" notes Dara.

If it was good in the rehearsal room, it was even better two months later when Fangclub made their live debut. This kicked off a string of headline shows around Ireland while also supporting bands such as La Dispute, Bully & Nothing But Thieves back in Dublin. 

"From that first Dublin gig there's been a connection with an audience," notes bassist Kevin Keane.

The start of 2016 found Fangclub working furiously – in every sense of the word! With the Bullet Head EP comprehensively nailed and released to huge acclaim, Fangclub returned to live duty with headliners on both sides of the Atlantic, and then hit the summer festival circuit with a July 31st stop-off at Indiependence in Cork and a headline show at Whelans in Dublin on August 4th.

More live news to follow shortly....

 The Brave To Release 'Epoch' Album In August'.

The Brave.Sunday 24th July 2016
The Brave have unveiled their brand new single "Dreamless" from their soaring debut album Epoch, set for release August 5 via UNFD. Featuring Marcus Bridge from Northlane, 'Dreamless' reflects on a time when frontman Nathan Toussaint was experiencing a troubling bout of insomnia.

Click below to watch the new video for 'Dreamless':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-iaPKkpM6s&feature=youtu.be
Filmed when Bridge touched down in Brisbane during the Equinox tour, Toussaint says the Northlane frontman was a natural fit for "Dreamless" with his incredible vocal range. "I wrote Dreamless about when I was going through a pretty tough time in my life and sleep pretty much became a non existent thing for me. When I finally did get some sleep I was still waking up feeling as if I hadn't slept in days... It was just adding to the issues I was already trying to deal with and was just building up . I didn't feel like the person I used to be, I felt like a bit of a zombie just walking around aimlessly.
"When Dreamless started to really come together I knew straight away that was the song for Marcus to feature on," Toussaint continues. "It was amazing to watch him do his thing in the studio, I've never seen someone just come in and nail take, after take, after take and then bust out all these amazing harmonies at the drop of a hat... It was crazy!"

Epoch is a sharp, widescreen demonstration of pure anthemia that wears its ambition proudly, and for vocalist Nathan Toussaint, guitarists Kurt Thomson and David Mead, bassist Daniel Neucom and drummer Brent Thomson it's their stab at immortality.

"Each song has its place in time," explains Toussaint. "Whether they're lyrically set in the past, present or future, they all share that same common theme.

"An epoch is a defining moment or event in time that leaves a memorable mark in history, and for us that is exactly what this album is. It's a significant thing that has taken us from just being a local band having a bit of fun to a signed band with an album we are truly proud of." 

Formed in 2013, The Brave came together with a single goal in mind – to make music to move people. Their 2014 EP Endless turned heads nationwide, and since then they have been refining their aspirant melodies and thudding riffs into what is now Epoch.

And to really go down in history, the band dug deep to create something of true power that has resonance beyond its own borders. The songs themselves might have been drawn from Toussaint's own experiences, but there's a universality to them that shares DNA with everyone from Bring Me The Horizon, 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park and Architects to Deftones andNorthlane.

The glorious thing about Epoch is that "Searchlights" is accompanied by another 10 dauntless hymns to hope and love. It's big-picture emoting is matched by the likes of "Break Free" and the heroic "Dreamless" (featuring Northlane's Marcus Bridge), while "Ignited Youth" takes a sober look at the human cost of global conflict.

Thanks to their truly collaborative writing process, every member of The Brave has their finger prints on each track, hence the break-neck switch from catchiness to heaviness, often within the space of a single chorus.

And in order to reach the heights they aimed for, they took themselves right out of their comfort zone and put themselves on the line.

Epoch is available now for pre order via 24hundred and iTunes.
Epoch Tracklisting:
1. Searchlights
2. Break Free
3. Eclipse
4. Dreamless (Feat. Marcus Bridge)
5. Ignited Youth
6. 1945
7. Escape
8. Undone
9. Epoch
10. Legacy
11. Slipping Away

 With Confidence Releae Video For 'Voldemort'.

With Confidence.Sunday 24th July 2016
Australian natives, With Confidence, have released a brand new music video for their song 'Voldemort'. Fans can watch it now on the official Hopeless Records YouTube channel here: smarturl.it/voldemortvideo   On the music video, vocalist Jayden Seeley said, "Voldemort is a happy, carefree 'fuck you' to mental illness and this video is our representation of that! It's about rolling with the punches despite life breaking your green screen and throwing beach balls at you."  

The song is taken from the band's debut album 'Better Weather,' which was released in June. The band previously released official music videos for their songs 'Keeper' and 'We'll Be Okay'. Both songs can also be found on 'Better Weather'. With Confidence is currently touring the States on the Vans Warped Tour. 

Formed in 2012 in Sydney, With Confidence is lead vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, vocalist/guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, guitarist Luke Rockets, and drummer Joshua Brozzesi. The four-piece's popularity is a product of solid touring and hard work. They've recently headlined in Australia, toured in Japan with The Wonder Years, and were also in the UK with As It Is and performing at Slam Dunk Festival earlier this year. They'll return to the UK towards the end of this year as support to Real Friends.

UK / EU Tour (with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck)
Dec 01 – Paris, France – Backstage By The Mall
Dec 02 – Cologne, Germany – MTC
Dec 03 – Stuttgart, Germany – Kellerclub
Dec 04 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Dec 06 – Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklans
Dec 07 – Antwerp, Germany – JC Kavka
Dec 09 – London, England – Electric Ballroom
Dec 10 – Birmingham, England – Asylum
Dec 11 – Newcastle, England – Riverside
Dec 13 – Glasgow, Scotland – St. Lukes
Dec 14 – Manchester, England – Club Academy
Dec 15 – Leeds, England – Stylus
Dec 16 – Bristol, England – Thekla
Dec 17 – Southampton, England – Engine Rooms

 Lacuna Coil Release Video For 'Delirium'.

Lacuna Coil.Friday 22nd July 2016
Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe LACUNA COIL’s latest opus 'Delirium', which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. Now, the group proudly presents the album’s first official music video for its gripping title track 'Delirium' which was directed by Michael Winkler (iconographic).

Check out the 'Delirium' video here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYIEGaIjklk

Cristina Scabbia states: "We filmed our parts for this video in one evening while we were on the US tour this past May. We used a Go-Pro against a black backdrop and we wanted something that would be purposely rough, something that could remind some weird lost videos found after years and years. 
 
The whole video edited together with the parts filmed by the director with an actress turned out as a very strange sort of a trip, where a girl tries to tight up memories and details together to try to find her sanity back, somehow. I really like some of the scenes as they reminded me some kind of Korean horror movies vibe and it is totally fitting the ‘Delirium' vibe and concept. It also leaves a lot to the imagination, so thanks for checking it out and enjoy."
 
Catch LACUNA COIL on one of their many shows in 2016:

Summer festivals:
22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
29.07.2016 (IT) Rapallo (GE) - Beer "Art" Rock Summer Festival
05.08.2016 (IT) San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) - Maremoto Festival (free entry)
13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival
09.09.26 (NO) Bergen - Edge: Nordic
08.-09.10.16 (J) Tokyo - Loudpark Festival

Australia:
12.10.16 (AUS) Perth - Amplifier Bar
13.10.16 (AUS) Melbourne - Max Watt’s
14.10.16 (AUS) Sydney - The Metro Theatre 
15.10.16 (AUS) Brisbane - Max Watt’s

Europe:
20.10.16 (FR) Paris - Cabaret Sauvage
21.10.16 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
22.10.16 (NL) Tilburg - 013
24.10.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground 
25.10.16 (DE) Berlin - White Trash Ballroom
26.10.16 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
28.10.16 (DK) Copenhagen - Vega (Small Hall) 
29.10.16 (SE) Malmo - KB
30.10.16 (NO) Oslo - John Dee 
31.10.16 (SE) Stockholm - Nalen
02.11.16 (DE) Essen - Zeche Carl
03.11.16 (DE) Munich - Strom 
04.11.16 (CZ) Prague - Rock Café 
07.11.16 (CH) Pratteln - Konzertfabrik Z7
08.11.16 (FR) Strasbourg - La Laiterie
10.11.16 (UK) Bristol - Marble Factory 
11.11.16 (UK) London - Koko
13.11.16 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Institute2 
14.11.16 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside 
15.11.16 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
16.11.16 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
18.11.16 (UK) Southampton - 1865

20.11.16 (FR) Cognac - West Rock
22.11.16 (ES) Madrid - But 
23.11.16 (ES) Granada - El Tren
24.11.16 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz
26.11.16 (IT) Pordenone - Il Deposito
27.11.16 (IT) Rome - Orion
28.11.16 (IT) Milan - Live Club
29.11.16 (IT) Bologna - Zona Roveri
02.12.16 (TR) Istanbul - KucukCiftlik Park
03.12.16 (TR) Izmir - Container Hall
04.12.16 (TR) Ankara - Jolly Joker Ankara

 Every Time I Die Release New Video For 'New Teens'.

Every Time I Die.Thursday 21st July 2016
American hardcore band Every Time I Die are streaming new song 'Glitches'  taken from up coming album 'New Teens' out 23rd September via Epitaph.

You can listen to 'Glitches' here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY5YoFRUjxs&feature=youtu.be
'Glitches' is taken from upcoming album Low Teens. Low Teens' razor-sharp sound and auditory barbarism was abetted by engineer and producer Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed). Low Teens' guest vocalists further demonstrate these polarized extremes, with formidable bellower Tim Singer (Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, No Escape) roaring alongside Buckley on opening track "Fear and Trembling" and longtime friend Brendan Urie (Panic! at the Disco) providing a melodic counterpoint on "It Remembers". Yes, Every Time I Die has always juggled hardcore urgency, metal brutalism, and rock melodies, but never has it felt this instinctive or this vicious. The pressure drop that yielded Low Teens could have crippled a lesser band, but Every Time I Die weathered the winter to deliver their strongest offering to date because of, not in spite of, these hardships and roadblocks.

Pre-orders for Low Teens are available at http://lowteens.com/ Every Time I Die will be on the Vans Warped Tour in the U.S. all summer.

The band will also playing the UK and Europe this winter. 
 You can see them at the following dates: 
December 2nd, 2016 – Cologne, Luxor, DE – TICKETS
December 3rd, 2016 – Berlin, Cassiopeia, DE – TICKETS
December 4th, 2016 – Hamburg, Hafenklang, DE – TICKETS
December 5th, 2016 – Eindhoven, Dynamo, NL – TICKETS
December 6th, 2016 – Antwerp, Kavka, BE – TICKETS
December 8th, 2016 - Southend, Chinnerys, UK – TICKETS
December 9th, 2016 – Norwich, Owl Sanctuary, UK – TICKETS
December 10th, 2016 – London, Brooklyn Bowl, UK – TICKETS
December 11th, 2016 – Brighton, The Haunt, UK – TICKETS
December 12th, 2016 – Cardiff, The Globe, UK – TICKETS
December 14th, 2016 – Derby, The Venue, UK – TICKETS
December 15th, 2016 – Doncaster, Vintage Bar, UK – TICKETS
December 16th, 2016 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, UK – TICKETS
December 17th, 2016 – Manchester, Gorilla, UK – TICKETS
December 18th, 2016 – Glasgow, King Tuts, UK – TICKETS
December 19th, 2016 – Newcastle, Riverside, UK – TICKETS
December 20th, 2016 – Huddersfield, The Parish, UK – TICKETS

 I Prevail Announce New Album 'Lifelines.

IPrevial.Thursday 21st July 2016
Detroit rock band I Prevail have announced their new album 'Lifelines' will be released on the 21st October via Fearless Records.\
I Prevail have also released new video for song 'Scars.' 'Scars' is taken from upcoming album 'Lifelines' and has already amassed over 2.4 million views across platforms.

You can watch the video for Scars here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZzL4jI60p4&feature=youtu.be
The band's first full-length record follows the band's 2014, breakout EP, Heart vs. Mind. They went on to sell 300,000 singles, generated over 40 million streams and were introduced to a worldwide audience of fans.

Their massively successful cover of Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space.'  for the Punk Goes Pop series has had over 24 million streams to date. 

Nominated as Alternative Press' best "Breakthrough Band" at the 2016 APMAs, I Prevail returns with one of the scene's most anticipated albums, Lifelines. The new record was recorded at Wall of Sound Studios in Riley, MI with producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler.

"Making this record pushed us to our limits, which is exactly how we wanted it," says vocalist Brian Burkheiser. "That's how you know you've put your all into something. The writing process took over a year because we just refused to settle.  We're going to prove to the world that we're here to stay. Our heart and soul is in every track."

"We really wanted to stay true to our sound, but also find a way to continue maturing at the same time," adds lead guitarist Steve Menoian. "I think we found a good balance.  The choruses are bigger, the heavy parts are heavier, and we were able to express a message that is really meaningful to all of us."

The band have just been announced on the Pierce The Veil US tour. Stay tuned for UK dates soon!

Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/IPrevailBand for more updates.

 The Jezabels Release Video For 'Smile'.

Jezabels.Thursday 21st July 2016
Australian quartet The Jezebels have revealed the brand new video for 'Smile', following the welcome news that Heather Shannon (keyboards) has been given the all-clear after her six-month treatment for ovarian cancer.

'Smile' premiered with Pop Matters who said, "Smile is latently ferocious, waiting until just the right moment to bite with swirling guitars and crashing percussion operating under lead singer Hayley Mary's misanthropic howl."

The video sees Hayley Mary taking the walk of shame, or stride of pride, throughout instantly recognisable London locations. On the video Hayley explains, "We wanted something simple that allowed the song to just tell its story. The walk-of-shame idea just seemed perfect. I mean, what is a walk of shame...?

"Depends on who's walking it, where they've been the night before and what events in their lives led them there. You might have a skip in your step 'cause you got laid, a mild feeling of shame or just want to bury yourself in the earth for all eternity. There was something nice about how that idea mirrored the conflicting voices of the song; the potential for in-the-moment fun, and deep long-lasting sadness that always exist at the same time."

WATCH 'SMILE' HERE

The release of 'Smile' comes with the announcement of the band's rescheduled Australian and American tour in support of their recently released their album Synthia. With the great news of Heather Shannon's recovery after a lengthy time spent undergoing chemotherapy, the band are now fit and ready to get back on the road to tour their latest, critically acclaimed album.

The band will play an eight-date tour of Australia from September to October and will play 18 dates in the US throughout November and December calling at all major cities. The Jezabels' full tour dates can be found at www.thejezabels.com and details of UK dates will follow shortly.

 The Birthday Massacre Announce UK Tour.

The Birthday Massacre.Thursday 21st July 2016
A fascinating hybrid of electronic pop and goth-tinged rock with an industrial metal twist, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE  have been described as ‘a perfect mixture of Alice in Wonderland and the stuff that nightmares are made of.’

The band’s current album ‘Superstition’ was the high point of their career to date. Recorded via a successful Pledge  campaign that surpassed its target within 24 hours of starting, it was a release that brought together all of TBM’s  themes and experiences into the most intriguing yet accessible record in the band’s history. Celebrating the  devotion of their ever increasing fan base whilst simultaneously demonstrating their ability to surprise and satisfy  the casual listener, a string of sold out UK shows in the spring of 2015 were testament to their drawing power.

Currently making a brand new album for release in early 2017, TBM have also dug deep into their past and as an 
interim release are presenting a collection of songs recorded under their original moniker of ‘Imagica’. Lovingly 
remastered from original 4 track recordings, ‘Imagica’ stands as a historical document of the early days of the band’s 
career, and a thank you to loyal fans who have demanded the release of this material.

Released by Metropolis, a Haulix download link to ‘Imagica’ has been sent to you simultaneous to this press release. 

TBM will be touring the UK this autumn, with the following shows confirmed :
30.09.16          LONDON – The Garage
01.10.16               LONDON – The Garage
03.10.16          BRISTOL – The Fleece 
04.10.16          BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute 
05.10.16          NEWCASTLE – Think Tank? 
06.10.16          MANCHESTER – The Ruby Lounge 
07.10.16          YORK - Fibbers
08.10.16          GLASGOW - Audio

VIP Meet & Greet packages are available for all dates and can be purchased via the TBM website : 
http://www.thebirthdaymassacre.com
                                   
Originally formed in Ontario, Canada by lead singer Chibi and guitarists Rainbow and Falcore, TBM signed to 
Metropolis Records in 2005. Their 2007 album release ‘Walking WithStrangers’ featured additional production by 
Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie, the veteran producer of acts such as NIN, Marilyn Manson and Skinny Puppy, and he continues to 
work with the band to this day. Both this record and its follow-up ‘Pins And Needles’ (2010) were well received and 
the band toured with labelmates Mindless Self Indulgence (including European shows) and performed a co-headlining 
US tour with Black Veil Brides. 2012’s ‘Hide & Seek’ became TBM’s first Billboard chart record and was described in 
Kerrang! as a ‘shot of playfully synth-drenched psychodrama’. Drawing comparisons to the likes of NIN, Lacuna Coil 
and Depeche Mode in its wide-ranging sound palette, it was in turn followed by the aforementioned ‘Superstition’.  

 Rob Lynch Streams New Track Ahead Of Album Release.

Rob Lynch.Thursday 21st July 2016
Currently playing a series of sold out shows in Germany, London-based singer songwriter Rob Lynch is gearing up to release second album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway' via Xtra Mile Recordings this Friday. The album comes hot on the heels of an outstanding set at 2000trees which saw riotously rousing singalongs, as well as the recently released arm-wrestling themed music video for single 'Prove It!' which can be viewed here.

The new album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway' was recorded, as his debut was, with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / Recreations) and Jay Malhotra at Amazing Grace Studios in Hoxton, London. The album is a collection of guitar-pop singalong favourites in the making. Rob's friends in We Are The Ocean and Deaf Havana joined the crew in the studio for a couple of creative nights, lending their voices to some of the tracks on the album. Driven by the positivity and warmth that sparked the ideas, the sounds that emerged naturally envelope much poppier, more upbeat melodies, but never come at the expense of the intimacy and honesty that he's made his stock in trade.

ROB LYNCHstreams new track 'Salt Spring'
https://youtu.be/TlRgFNdUhOs

LIVE DATES:
July:
21st - Berlin (DE) - Sommerloft
22nd - Halle (DE) - Objekt 5
23rd - Hannover (DE) - Lux
24th - Cologne (DE) - Blue Shell

Pre-order:
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/RL-Baby_Amazon
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RL-Baby_iTunes
XMR: http://smarturl.it/Roblynchrunaway-XMR
RL: http://musicglue.com/roblynch/
Banquet: http://smarturl.it/RL-Baby_Banquet

 Ed Harcourt Back With New Album 'Furnaces'.

Ed Harcourt.Thursday 21st July 2016
Recently signed to Polydor, Ed Harcourt has revealed the video for 'Furnaces' the title track from his seventh album Furnaces (out August 19th 2016), the most ambitious and abrasive album of his career.

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

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

Fittingly, the album's artwork was created by the legendary Gonzo artist and Hunter S Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman. "It's a dream come true," says Ed.
Throughout the album Ed plays guitar, bass, drums, piano, synths and assortment of other trinkets - often playing everything you hear! On some tracks, he was joined by his dream line-up: drummer Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, bassist Tom Herbert of The Invisible & Polar Bear, vocalist Hannah Lou Clark, and percussionist Michael Blair, a frequent Tom Waits collaborator.
Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. Recently, he's played piano at major festivals with the Libertines, toured as part of Marianne Faithfull's band and served as Musical Director for Beck's Songbook shows at the Barbican.

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

'Furnaces' Full Tracklisting:

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

 The Dirty Nil Release Zombie Themed Video For 'Zombie Eyed'.

Dirty Nil.Thursday 21st July 2016
Fresh off a North American tour and multiple European tours, Canadian three-piece The Dirty Nil have just released a bloody new video for the aptly titled track 'Zombie Eyed'.

Check 'Zombie Eyed' our here
The video comes off of the band's debut LP Higher Power (Dine Alone) which was released earlier this year to critical acclaim. Vocalist/Guitarist Luke Bentham explains about the direction of the video;

"When some young kids from the west coast pitched us this gratuitously violent video, they essentially told us they were gonna make it with or without our blessing. We all laughed and agreed to see where the chips landed. Hope you like it as much as we do, the kids are alright."

Following US tours with FLAG and The So So Glos, the band will be embarking on a US tour with Billy Talent as well as playing a slot at Riot Fest. The band's unhinged live performance is one based on tension and cathartic release. Windmill heroics and smoke guitar theatrics sit side by side with uncompromising noise, feral energy, and deranged enthusiasm. Further international dates to be announced soon.  Forever' is available for pre-order now via UNFD and iTunes.

 Columbus Announce Debut Album 'Spring Forever'.

Columbus.Thursday 21st July 2016
The bitter with the sweet, the rain after the sunshine. Earnest Brisbane trio Columbus know what it is to love just as they know what it is to lose, and they lay themselves bare for the world to see on their charmingly evocative debut album, Spring Forever, set for release on August 26 via UNFD. 

Spring Forever will be heralded in by 'Raindrop', a song about love, relationships and how a single event can tear it all down, leaving nothing but fond memories, regrets and the realisation that nothing lasts forever.

Click below to watch the heart-wrenching new video for 'Raindrop'.


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

Spring Forever will be heralded in by 'Raindrop', a song about love, relationships and how a single event can tear it all down, leaving nothing but fond memories, regrets and the realisation that nothing lasts forever.

Click below to watch the heart-wrenching new video for 'Raindrop'.


"It's an album about love, getting older and coming to terms with losing someone at a time when you're still learning things about yourself," says guitarist & vocalist Alex Moses. "As I was writing the album, the references to seasons came very naturally – I sometimes feel like I have to fight through the cold, the winter and the hard times to get to the Spring. And Spring to me is a time when you can lie down next to someone staring into their eyes, smiling, complacent that everything will be okay."

Columbus' roots were laid in high school, when singer and guitarist Alex Moses would go round to drummer Daniel Seymour's parents' house and jam punk rock covers before they got home from work. They knew bassist & vocalist Ben Paynter from the school jazz band they were all in, and when he completed the line-up Columbus was solidified.

The band released debut EP Sad Songs And Sing-Alongs in 2013, followed by the breakthrough EPHome Remedy two years later. This led to international attention, culminating in press and radio attention from around the world. 2016 opened with a performance on Unify's mainstage which was soon followed by the band signing to UNFD and starting work on what would become their debut album.

Taking its cues from other classic power-punk trios' albums, Spring Forever has a gorgeous simplicity to its melodies that hints at the darkness that is never far away. Produced by former Defeater sonic architect Jay Maas (Title Fight, State Champs, Polar Bear Club), it's a mature, heartfelt collection of anthems-in-waiting. If there's a hidden theme to Spring Forever it's of wisdom reluctantly gained through those little trials that grow into battles within our heads.

All the songs on the album were born in the guitarist's bedroom, plucked gently into life on his battered acoustic and blossomed into gloriously raucous punk rock thunderclaps thanks to the noise and shade provided by the rest of the band, even though they all retain a sweetly painful honesty.

If the songs grew from a place of sadness, they blossom into the world with a small smile that says it's all been worth it. TRACKLISTING
1. Summer Dress
2. Daffodil
3. Raindrop
4. Learn To Swim
5. Say What You Want
6. Nervous Wreck
7. Hopeless
8. Broken Glass
9. Replace Me
10. Stay
11. Absent
12. Spring Forever

'Spring

 Agnostic Front For One Off London Show in 2017 On The Persistance Tour.

Agnostic Front.Wednesday 20th July 2016
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have been confirmed for the 2017 instalment of the infamous Persistance Tour which will bring the five piece to London venue The Forum on 29th January 2017 – as part of an 11 date European run. The tour will kick off on January 18th in Berlin, Germany - taking the band across 6 countries before wrapping up at the renowned north London venue. Agnostic Front will be playing alongside the ‘fathers of crossover thrash’, Suicidal Tendencies. More bands to be announced.

You can purchase tickets for the London show here:
29th January – London, The Forum

Agnostic Front are touring in support of their most recent album, ‘The American Dream Died’, which was released in April 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

The record was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, Terror). It features guest appearances from Cricien, Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (Sick Of It All) with legendary Agnostic Front/Madball guitarist Matt Henderson solely laying his guitar magic on the song 'A Wise Man'.

More on ‘The American Dream’:
'Never Walk Alone' music video: https://youtu.be/OV1W9vt6V10
'Old New York' music video: https://youtu.be/2A_XhKGFehg
'Police Violence' music video: https://youtu.be/sE0u3SH0x0k
'The American Dream Died' music video: https://youtu.be/UFO7xbu0DEM
'A Wise Man' music video: https://youtu.be/nqUjA7BemeY

 DevilDriver frop New Video For 'My Night Sky'.

Devil Driver.Wednesday 20th July 2016
Southern California's revered groove metal band DevilDriver released their long awaited, 7th studio album, Trust No One this May via Napalm Records. Fans can purchase the record now at iTunes, Amazon, the Napalm Records Web Store and DevilDriver.com.

Dez and DevilDriver have teamed up with HighTimes.com, the online home of High Times Magazine, as well as Wacken.com for an exclusive premiere of their new video for the song "My Night Sky" which can be streamed HERE.

Following a successful North American run DevilDriver will kick off their European tour July 28th in Tolmin, Slovenia and it will run through August 21st in Rodatychi, Uktraine.  The tour features headline dates and numerous festival appearances.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  New North American dates will be announced soon!

DevilDriver Tour Dates:
July 28 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metal Days Festival
July 29 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Saarmegeddon Festival
July 30 - Essen, Germany - Nord Open Air
July 31 - Sittard, Netherlands - Poppodium Volt
Aug 2 - Jena, Germany - F-Haus
Aug 3 - Szekesfehervar, Hungary - Fezen Festival
Aug 4 - Munich, Germany - Free & Easy Festival @ Backstage Werk
Aug 5 - Porta Westfalica, Germany - Festivalkult
Aug 6 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Festival
Aug 7 - Cologne, Germany - RheinRiot
Aug 9 - Berlin, Germany - Binu
Aug 10 - Josefov, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 12 - Graz, Austria - Metal On The Hill Festival
Aug 13 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
Aug 14 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Festival
Aug 16 - Cardiff, Wales - Tramshed
Aug 17 - Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC
Aug 18 - Birmingham, England - O2 Institute
Aug 19 - Manchester, England - O2 The Ritz
Aug 20 - London, England - O2 The Forum
Aug 21 - Rodatychi, Ukraine - Zaxidfest

 Heaven Shall Burn Announce New Album 'The Wanderer'.

Heaven Shall Burn.Wednesday 20th July 2016
HEAVEN SHALL BURN open the visually stunning booklet for their eighth studio album, 'The Wanderer', with a quote which sums up the overall idea of the album: During confusing and troubled times you occasionally need to retreat from all the madness that surrounds you. This allows you to gain new perspective, energy and focus, so that you can attack change with a refreshed and strengthened mindset. Modern life has become so complex that sometimes choosing simplicity and solitude can give you the strength to conquer the chaos around and within you. 'The Wanderer' isn’t merely offering interesting historical and political stories, but also serves as a travelogue of a journey into one’s inner self. A search for a safe haven for our daily stress as well as an outlet for negative feelings and aggression.

For its breathtaking artwork, HEAVEN SHALL BURN sent their friend and photographer Christian Thiele on a quest and asked him to capture the beauty of mountains, plains and shorelines. Once again the album was produced by guitarist Alexander Dietz and co-produced by guitarist Maik Weichert. While the drums were tracked by Eike Freese at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg, the rest of the album was recorded at Dietz’s own Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen. Tue Madsen mixed and mastered “Wanderer” at Chemical Burn Studios as well as at his Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark.

The track listing of 'Wanderer' is as follows:

1. The Loss Of Fury
2. Bring The War Home
3. Passage Of The Crane
4. They Shall Not Pass
5. Downshifter
6. Prey To God
7. Agent Orange (not available on the standard jewel-case and standard digital album)
8. My Heart Is My Compass
9. Save Me
10. Corium
11. Extermination Order
12. A River Of Crimson
13. The Cry Of Mankind

The following formats will be available:

Ltd. Deluxe 3CD Artbook
Ltd. 2CD Mediabook
Ltd. 2CD Digipak (North America only)
Standard CD Jewelcase
Gatefold 2LP+CD
Digital Album (Deluxe Edition)
Digital Album
The Ltd. 2CD Mediabook and Ltd. 2CD Digipak (North America only) both come with an extended 40-pages booklet.
For the “Too Good To Steal From” bonus CD the band compiled all cover versions they had ever recorded since initially signing with Century Media Records in 2003.
The luxurious coffee table Artbook comes with an extended 60-page booklet as well as the ”Too Good To Steal From“ CD. On top of all that, fans get an alternative mix, entitled the “Dark Purity Mix”, of all original songs done by Eike Freese at Chameleon Studios, Hamburg.

The first preorders are already online.
A wide variety of bundles are available via Impericon including a special boxed set: http://smarturl.it/HSB-wanderer

If you preorder the digital version of “Wanderer” on iTunes or Amazon, you will get access to the song “Downshifter”:
http://smarturl.it/HSBAmazonMP3
http://smarturl.it/HSBiTunes

For a first taste from the new album the band have launched a semi-static clip for the “Downshifter” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqpgk3ekodo&feature=youtu.be

HEAVEN SHALL BURN live:

21.-24.07.16 (DE) Cuxhaven - Deichbrand Festival
19.-21.08.16 (DE) Großpösna / Leipzig - Highfield Festival
16.09.16 (DE) Berlin - Kesselhaus der Kulturbrennerei (Metal Hammer Awards 2016)

 July Talk To Release 'Touch' Album In September'.

July Talk.Wednesday 20th July 2016
Toronto's indie-rock stalwarts, July Talk have released the new track 'Strange Habit', taken from their upcoming album TOUCH due for release on September 9th. Dynamically soothing, sombre and swaying, 'Strange Habit' follows lead single 'Push + Pull', which has spent a month at the top on the Alternative Radio Chart in Canada.

The band recently performed the track live on TV at the iheartradio/MMVA broadcast in Toronto, with the group showing solidarity with the LGBT community post-Orlando in an electrifying performance that featured Leah Fay in rainbow eye make-up, weeping glitter tears.

WATCH THE FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE HERE
 
'Push + Pull' is a sonic tug of war between lead singer Pete Dreimanis' husky vocals and co-vocalist Leah Fay's traditional pop tones, with the song's inspiration about Western excess and our never-ending appetite for more. The band have gained a reputation for their provocative videos and 'Push + Pull' is no exception. It was premiered on Billboard and keeps in line with the band's aesthetic of black and white imagery.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'PUSH + PULL' HERE

July Talk's new album TOUCH is a gloriously emotive and stirring collection. The universally relatable themes of human connection weighed heavily on the band during its creation.

"Thematically, TOUCH has been inspired by our human experience over the past few years, just as much as our time spent as a band on the road," notes songwriter and vocalist, Leah Fay. "Touring constantly provides a strange view of the world because you're in transit more often than you're still. We became sensitive to the varying reactions we'd get from any given audience depending on the cultural norms and politics of a place. We became drawn to the idea of what it actually means to be a living breathing human. It's messy and visceral and unpredictable."
 
July Talk are a phenomenal live band and will be embarking on live shows across North America, Europe and the UK, including supporting Nothing But Thieves on selected dates in the U.S. They will thrill UK audiences with shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London in September, the week after the album Touch is released. Further updates on the new album will be announced soon.
 
TOUCH – TRACK LIST

  • Picturing Love
  • Beck + Call
  • Now I Know
  • Johnny + Mary
  • Strange Habit
  • Push + Pull
  • Lola + Joseph
  • So Sorry
  • Jesus Said So
  • Touch
  • JULY TALK – WORLD TOUR 2016

  • CANADA
    July 24                 Rock The Shores – Colwood, Vancouver Island, Canada
    July 29                 Osheaga – Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, Canada
    July 31                 Area 506 Festival – Saint John, Canada
    August 18            Brooklyn, NYC - Rough Trade
    August 28            Palmer, AK - Alaska State Fair 
    September 3        Sonic Boom Festival – Edmonton, Canada
    September 4        XFest – Calgary, Canada
     
    UK & EUROPE
    September 7       Paradiso (upstairs room) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
    September 8       Vera – Groningen, Netherlands
    September 9       Applepop – Tiel, Netherlands
    September 10     Atak (Saxion Hall) – Enschede, Netherlands
    September 11     Rotown – Rotterdamn, Netherlands
    September 13     King Tuts - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    September 14     Sound Control Bar – Manchester, United Kingdom
    September 15     Boston Music Rooms – London, United Kingdom
    September 17     Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany                  
    September 19     Lido – Berlin, Germany      
    September 20     Strom – Munich, Germany   
    September 21     Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
    September 22     Underground – Cologne, Germany  
    September 23     Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany

    USA
    September 26      Angeles, CA - Fonda - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    September 27      Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    September 29      Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 2             Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
    October 3             Dallas, TX - Cambridge Room
    October 7             Houston, TX - Bronze Peacock
    October 9             Austin, TX - Austin City Limits  
    October 10           Kansas City, MO - Record Bar - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 11           Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 12           Milwaukee, WI - The Rave - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 13           Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Brewing Co.
    October 15           Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 17           Columbus, OH - A&R Bar - supporting Nothing But Thieves

    CANADA
    October 25           Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's
    October 26           London, ON - London Music Hall
    October 28           Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
    October 29           Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
    October 30           Montreal, QC - Café Campus
    October 31           Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Theatre
    November 25       Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
    December 6         Saskatoon, SK - Louis'
    December 7         Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre 
     
  •  Against Me! Back With New Album 'Shape Shift With Me'.

    Against Me!.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are proud to announce the Friday, September 16 release of its highly anticipated forthcoming full-length album titled 'Shape Shift With Me'. Being released by Total Treble in NA and Xtra Mile Recordings ROW (except Cooking Vinyl in Australia) and serving as the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, 'Shape Shift With Me' is now available for pre-order on the links below; download pre-orders will receive the album's lead single, '333' instantly.  
    Stream '333' here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    DECEMBER

    06. Birmingham O2 Academy 2
    07. Manchester Academy 2
    08. London Electric Ballroom
    09. Glasgow Garage
    10. Bristol SWX
    11. Nottingham Rescue Rooms
    13. Amsterdam, Melkweg
    14. Brussels, Magasin 4
    15. Zurich, Dynamo
    16. Munich, Backstage Halle
    17. Leipzig, Conne Island
    18. Vienna, Wuk
    19. Linz, Posthof
    20. Cologne, Live Music Hall
    21. Hamburg, Fabrik
    22. Berlin, So 36
     
    Shape Shift With Me track listing:

    01. ProVision L-3
    02. 12:03
    03. Boyfriend
    04. Crash
    05. Delicate, Petite & Other Things I'll Never Be
    06. 333
    07. Haunting, Haunted, Haunts
    08. Dead Rats
    09. Rebecca
    10. Norse Truth
    11. Suicide Bomber
    12. All This (And More)

    Pre-order the album:
    Order directly: http://smarturl.it/AM-SSWM-Direct
    Local Indie Store: http://smarturl.it/AM-SSWM-Indies
    iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AM-SSWM-iTunes
    Follow Against Me! on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AM-on-Spotify

      The Pretty Reckless Back With New Single 'Take Me Down'.

    Pretty Reckless.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    With two globally successful albums under their belt so far, The Pretty Reckless return with their third album, out on Razor and Tie/Virgin EMI this autumn. Actress/Model/Rock Star Taylor Momsen showcases her sultry vocals against a backdrop of chuggy rock guitars on 'Take Me Down', the first release from the album. 

    'Take Me Down' received its first radio plays in the UK on Kerrang! Radio on Thursday 14th July and on Radio 1's New Music Friday the following day, following a US premiere on iHeartRadio.
    LISTEN HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nrlsUvbKTs

     This Wild Life Tour Dates.

    This Wild Life.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    This Wild Life will be embarking on a headline tour of the UK in November to support their recently announced forthcoming album 'Low Tides', which will be released via Epitaph Records on 9th September.
     
    Thu 10 Nov     London             St Pancras Old Church                   TICKETS
    Fri 11 Nov       London             Boston Music Room                        TICKETS
    Sat 12 Nov      Southampton   Joiners                                             TICKETS
    Sun 13 Nov     Bristol              The Exchange                                  TICKETS
    Tue 15 Nov     Birmingham     Asylum                                             TICKETS
    Wed 16 Nov    Glasgow          King Tuts                                          TICKETS
    Thu 17 Nov     Newcastle        Think Tank                                       TICKETS
    Fri 18 Nov       Manchester      Sound Control                                 TICKETS
    Sat 19 Nov      Leeds               The Key Club                                  TICKETS
     
    The music video for 'Pull Me Out' the first track revealed from 'Low Tides' is available now to hear and view on YouTube. Fans can pre-order 'Low Tides' now at iTunes and receive 'Pull Me Out' as an instant download. Album bundles are also available for pre-order on the band's official site at thiswildlifeband.com.

    'Low Tides' follows the release of This Wild Life's Epitaph debut, 'Clouded', which charted as the #1 Top New Artist, #1 Top Alternative New Artist, #49 Digital Album, and the #17 Independent Album at Billboard. Since forming in Long Beach, California in 2010, the duo has developed a dedicated audience with over 34 million album streams, 32 million YouTube views, 400k social media followers, and a multitude of shows for their fans worldwide. With all of this it is clear that This Wild Life is primed for the spotlight.

     Helloween Re-release Classic albums.

    Sophie Ellis Bextor.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    German power metal pioneers Helloween celebrated their 30th anniversary last year and now their iconic world tour DVD 'Live On 3 Continents' celebrates its own anniversary milestone of 10 years.
    Nuclear Blast will reissue both the Live DVD and albums 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 3 - The Legacy' and 'Gambling With The Devil' on 9th September.
    Pre-orders for all three reissues are live now, details as follows....

    Pre-order 'Gambling With The Devil' on Limited Digipack CD:
     https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gambling-Devil-Digipack-Helloween/dp/B01IN27IE2/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468935254&sr=1-1&keywords=helloween+-+gambling

    Tracklisting as follows:
    01. Crack The Riddle
    02. Kill It
    03. The Saints
    04. As Long As I Fall
    05. Paint A New World
    06. Final Fortune
    07. The Bells Of The 7 Hells
    08. Fallen To Pieces
    09. I.M.E.
    10. Can Do It
    11. Dreambound
    12. Heaven Tells No Lies
    Bonus Tracks:
    13. Find My Freedom
    14. See The Night
     
    Pre-order 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 3 – The Legacy' on Limited 2CD Digipack
     https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keeper-Seven-Keys-Part-Digipack/dp/B01IN27ICO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468935287&sr=1-1&keywords=helloween+-+keeper+legacy

    Tracklisting
    CD1:
    01. The King For A 1000 Years
    02. The Invisible Man
    03. Born On Judgment Day
    04. Pleasure Drone
    05. Mrs. God
    06. Silent Rain
    CD2:
    01. Occasion Avenue
    02. Light The Universe
    03. Do You Know What You're Fighting For?
    04. Come Alive
    05. The Shade In The Shadow
    06. Get It Up
    07. My Life For One More Day

    Pre-order World Tour DVD 'Live On 3 Continents' 2 DVD + 2CD Amaray Case  
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Helloween--Live-3-Continents-DVD/dp/B01IP95RHS/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468935158&sr=1-1&keywords=helloween+-+live+on+3

    Tracklisting
    DVD1
    01. Intro
    02. The King For A 1000 Years
    03. Eagle Fly Free
    04. Hell Was Made In Heaven
    05. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
    06. A Tale That Wasn't Right
    07. Drum Solo
    08. Mr. Torture
    09. If I Could Fly
    10. Guitar Solo Sascha
    11. Power
    12. Future World
    13. The Invisible Man
    14. Mrs. God
    15. I Want Out
    16. Dr. Stein
    17. Outro
    DVD2
    01. Occasion Avenue
    02. Halloween
    03. Roadmovie
    04. Interviews
    05. Mrs. God
    06. Light The Universe
    CD1
    01. Intro
    02. The King For A 1000 Years
    03. Eagle Fly Free
    04. Hell Was Made In Heaven
    05. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
    06. A Tale That Wasn't Right
    07. Mr. Torture
    08. If I Could Fly
    09. Power
    CD2
    01. Future World
    02. The Invisible Man
    03. Mrs. God
    04. I Want Out
    05. Dr. Stein
    06. Occasion Avenue
    07. Halloween from www.livenation.co.uk

     Sophie Ellis Bextor To Release New Album.

    Sophie Ellis Bextor.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced she will release her new album Familia on 2nd September which will be preceded by new single Come With Us, available to download from 19th July and impacting on 26th August, both via her own label EBGB's and Red/Essential.

    Familia will be Sophie Ellis-Bextor's sixth studio album and follows her #4 charting and silver certified album Wanderlust, which marked a critically acclaimed change in musical direction for Sophie. Released in January 2014, Wanderlust went on to spend 6 months in the UK chart and gave Sophie her first top 10 record since 2007's Trip The Light Fantastic.

    Following suit with her last record, Familia was also co-written, produced and arranged by acclaimed singer-songwriter and good friend Ed Harcourt and was recorded in London with a close-knit group of musician friends. Inspiration for the record, which can be clearly seen in the album's accompanying artwork and images, comes from South America. Sophie says;

    "My new album Familia is the bolshier, more extrovert little sister to Wanderlust. It sees the Wanderlust girl move away from Eastern Europe to the warmer, sunnier climate of South America where she's swapped vodka for tequila."

    The lead track into the record Come With Us brings with it a touch of Sophie's original disco sound. Upbeat from start to finish, it is an instant disco-pop track that is as modern as it is retro with a completely addictive chorus. Sophie says it is "what happens when Ed Harcourt and I write Four on the floor. It is a live disco song about the lure of a cult." It can be listened to here Come With Us.

    Familia features 11-tracks, which continue to showcase Sophie's newfound lyrical and musical maturity, from the beautiful and emotive Unrequited to the synth-laded ballad Death Of Love and the alt-pop buoyant opener Wild Forever. The full tracklisting is as follows:

    1. Wild Forever
    2. Death Of Love
    3. Crystallise
    4. Hush Little Voices
    5. Here Comes The Rapture
    6. Come With Us
    7. Cassandra
    8. My Puppet Heart
    9. Unrequited
    10.  The Saddest Happiness
    11.  Don't Shy Away
     
    After a busy live circuit around Wanderlust with packed out festival performances and sold out headline tours, which garnered a host of rave live reviews, Sophie will be launching Familia with a one-off intimate London show at Bush Hall on Wednesday 7th September.

    Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 22nd July priced at £22.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available

     Big Jesus To Support Good Charlotte.

    Big Jesus.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. "Singer/Bassist Spencer Ussery's voice sits somewhere between Billy Corgan and Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert," says VICE - "but he's more relaxed than either, happy to sit on top of the mix and drive it home rather than battle the concrete guitars around him." Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an "Artist to Watch," saying they "tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot."

    The band's eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene. "We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and were greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music," explains Ussery. 'Oneiric' was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio). The first cut on the album, "SP," starts off energetically, with big guitars, a heavy beat and melodic vocals that give it an almost psychedelic feel. Album standout "Lock & Key" is reminiscent of some of the biggest hits in '90s alternative rock, with its soft beginning, fuzzy guitar tricks and bombastic, harmonious vocals.

    BIG JESUS believes their new album shows how their songcraft has matured. "After years of playing together, we've gotten to be quite effective in communicating our ideas to each other," Ussery explains. The band will tour throughout 2016, including several shows in Europe and the UK.  Catch them live at one of the following shows:
     
    August
    20th Cologne, Germany, Palladium (with Good Charlotte)
    21st Utrecht, Netherlands, Tivoli (with Good Charlotte)
    22nd Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (with Citizen)
    23rd Southampton, Joiners (with Citizen)
    24th Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar (with Citizen)
    25th London, Lexington (with Citizen)
    27th Birmingham, Institute (with Good Charlotte)

    Head over to www.noisetrade.com to download a 3 track album sampler featuring "Shards","Shrimp" and "Cold Fire" and then click here and Pre-order 'Oneiric'.
     2016.

     Twelve Foot Ninja Unleash New Single 'Invincible'.

    Twelve Foot Ninja.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    Twelve Foot Ninja are masters of the sneak attack, unleashing their new single ‘INVINCIBLE’ today. Over the past few years, they have been stealthily building their now massive clan of followers. They would hide in the underground, unseen but strangely present, then run daring skirmishes to upset the heavy music establishment to nab major international festival slots, strategically valuable supports, and win highly coveted awards, before slinking back to their hideout in Melbourne, Australia.

    These cunning moves have set up Twelve Foot Ninja for a big year!

    Check out 'Invincible' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJsLq5hm3f4

    Their next mission is to drop a brand new album – ‘Outlier’ in the UK on Friday 16th September - combined with Australian shows in August/September to warm up before they head state-side for a slew of major festivals this Fall before returning to Australian shores in November with Disturbed for their Arena tour.

    Otherwise known for their genre hopping virtuosity and tongue in cheek humour, Twelve Foot Ninja’s ‘Invincible’ shows a more serious side to their lyrics and a more direct approach musically. It has decimating riffs, artery-slashing bass drops with clear, memorable hooks. This is the second slice from their upcoming second LP and sure to level up their XP with a pin-point accurate kill-shot, delivered with a wry smile.

    Earlier this year, the band threw an early dart from the studio in the form of track ‘One Hand Killing’, which was accompanied by a hilarious film clip that has racked up over half a million views.

    Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-v9Aeb7Pr0

    Since then, they have been very busy. Busier than a cat.
    A cat burying shit on concrete.

    They’ve been busy in the studio writing, recording, re-recording, producing and mixing with Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus), crowdfunding the completion of the album (without any other details being available - THOUSANDS of albums have already been pre-sold), announcing the Disturbed tour and locking down arrangements to return to the US.

    What you might not know about Twelve Foot Ninja is that their 2012 debut record SILENT MACHINE saw them clock up over 5,000,000 YouTube views, win America’s prestigious 2014 Golden Gods Award for ‘Best New Talent’, break the world record for crowdfunding a video clip, tour with some of the biggest bands in the world, and get billed on major US and European festivals.

    Twelve Foot Ninja's second studio album 'Outlier' will drop in the UK on 16th September

     Bloodstock Festival Three Weeks Away.

    Bloodstock Festival.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    The BLOODSTOCK festival faithful are on countdown as it's just over three weeks to 2016's best heavy metal weekender!  The bill for the Jagermeister stage is together and BLOODSTOCK is excited to welcome all these bands to the bill...

    Friday's line-up includes Leeds hard rockers CHASING DRAGONS (www.facebook.com/chasingdragonsuk) Corby metal outfit FUELED HATE (www.facebook.com/fueledhateuk), Brighton prog-rockers VRONA (www.facebook.com/VronaOfficial), Irish sludgemonsters TWO TALES OF WOE (www.facebook.com/TwoTalesofWoe), Manchester's hard rock duo THE HYENA KILL (www.facebook.com/thehyenakill) and London folk metallers ISARNOS (www.facebook.com/Isarnos). Saturday's bands include Wakefield metal band BROKEN, Belfast stoner rockers ZLATANERA (www.facebook.com/zlataneraband), Midlands metallers VICIOUS NATURE (www.facebook.com/ViciousNature), Leeds' female-fronted rapcore band PULVERISE (www.facebook.com/Pulverise), Bury metal 4-piece VICE (www.facebook.com/Vicemetaluk) and Cornwall's psych/spacerock animals, CYBERNETIC WITCHCULT.  Sunday's bill will include Stevenage metal 5-piece OUTRIGHT RESISTANCE (ww.facebook.com/OutrightResistanceBand), Gravesend stoner rockers JUKEBOX MONKEY (www.facebook.com/jukeboxmonkey), Welsh old school death metallers SODOMIZED CADAVER (www.facebook.com/SodomizedCadaver), Tyneside doomsters DIRTY KING (www.facebook.com/dirtykingmusic), Glasgow heavy rockers ATTICA RAGE and black metallers AKLASH.

    The last of the Hobgoblin New Blood stage slots have been snapped up via the 'Metal 2 The Masses' finals.  Joining the chaos are death metallers END OF SALVATION (www.facebook.com/endofsalvationUK) and thrash beasts REDEYE REVIVAL (www.facebook.com/redeyerevival) on Friday,  stoner/heavy psych animals REGULUS (www.facebook.com/regulus.band) and melodic death metal mob THE FACE OF RUIN (www.facebook.com/thefaceofruin) on Saturday and metal four piece GUTLOCKER (www.facebook.com/GutlockerUK), prog/tech outfit KAHTET (www.facebook.com/kahtetband), Polish deathcore mob THE JOHN DOE'S BURIAL (www.facebook.com/tjdburial), Nottingham rockers FIREBOMB (www.facebook.com/firebomb.uk), self-proclaimed 'street mafia geek metal' outfit CHRONICLES (www.facebook.com/chroniclesmetal) and heavy rockers VALOUS (www.facebook.com/valous.birmingham) on Sunday.  The final act added to the New Blood stage is the winner of Hobgoblin's video upload competition, who also go into a Sunday slot.  That lucky band is Manchester punk metal outfit, FOOTPRINTS IN THE CUSTARD (www.facebook.com/Footprintsinthecustardband).  You can watch their 'age-restricted' winning video for 'The Descent of Decency' here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u-YfsMWiHU.

    Got all your camping gear ready?  This year, our campsite partner is Miss Daisy's Camping Store.  If you can't be bothered to tow a ton of camping gear to site, order online and collect your stuff from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite at Catton Park.  Saves a lot of hassle and achy shoulders!  Place your order or just see what's available via their 'click & collect' service here - http://www.missdaisyscampingstore.co.uk/.

    Want to check out the 2016 merch range?  BLOODSTOCK's online 'click & collect' service allows you to pre-order your favourites for on site collection.  Festival attendees can snap up their choice of t-shirt or grab the 2016 beer mug or hip flask without fear of their size or design being already sold out on site.  Simply pre-order at https://bmerch.com/store/bloodstock/collect-on-site and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for.  Maybe you want that BOA hoodie for when the sun goes down, so just collect it from the merch stall then to save a trip back to your tent!

    How to get to BLOODSTOCK?  Ditch the hassle of car parking, trains, & transfers and let our official coach travel partner Big Green Coach take you and your camping gear straight to the festival from 21 UK cities. Various packages are on sale now; secure your coach trip straight to the festival site with only a £10 deposit.   To book your return seat and see where to catch the coach, check: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.  If you're coming by train to Catton Park, don't forget to pre-book Big Green Coach's shuttle bus from the station to save yourself a wad of cash.  Return tickets are priced at £10, one way at £8 (it costs more to pay on the day, so pre-booking wins)!  Book tickets at the link.  Car-sharing with GoCarShare is also available (and participating could even win you a pair of tickets for 2017)!  Full details and to post up a car space/look for a car ride from your town, visit: http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.   

    Our three headliners for 2016 are TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX.  Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many more.  

    Weekend tickets with camping, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) and day tickets priced £60 (+ booking fee) are available now from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.  

     A Thousand Horses Release New Video.

    A Thousand Horses.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    A Thousand Horses have released the video for their latest single 'Southernality', the title track from their critically acclaimed debut album which was released last year through Big Machine Label Group.

    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    With the clue in the name, 'Southernality' is a thumping groove laden party anthem. Directed by Shaun Silva (TackleBox Films), the video features scenes from A Thousand Horses' high-energy performances throughout their recent stint opening for Jason Aldean on his We Were Here Tour. "This was a really fun shoot since we got to film most of it in a concert setting," said frontman Michael Hobby. "Our fans relate to the message of this song and we love getting to show our Southern personalities when we perform."

    The band made their UK debut earlier this year with a performance at C2C, the UK's biggest country music festival, at the O2 Arena alongside an intimate headline show at The Barfly in Camden, London and will be returning at the end of the year with the following dates.

    Wed 30th Nov – London, O2 Academy Islington
    Thurs 1st Dec – Manchester, Academy 3

    Tickets go on general sale Friday, 22nd July at 9am and will be available at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/a-thousand-horses-tickets

    The band are quickly becoming a staple on UK radio. Their (UK) debut 'Trailer Trashed' sat proudly on the Planet Rock Radio B-list, followed by 'First Time' and then 'Smoke', both A-Listed at Planet Rock and C-Listed at BBC Radio 2. The band have also been nominated for 'Best New Band' at this year's Classic Rock Awards.

    Back in the US, the band have made an equally impressive impact with their first single 'Smoke' soaring to Number 1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts, making Country Aircheck history as the highest debut for a new artist's first single. They also became the first band (with at least three members) to send a debut single to Number 1 on Billboard Country Airplay Chart this decade.

    The band were nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award for 'New Vocal Duo or Group Of The Year' and were hotly tipped by Rolling Stone Country and USA Today for 'Smoke', with its video – which now has over 14 million views – also receiving a nomination at the CMT Music Awards.

     Neck Deep Release Two Videos For December.

    Neck Deep.Monday 18th July 2016
    Neck Deep premiere TWO new versions of 'December' from Life's Not Out To Get You, Featuring Guest Vocalists + Music Videos 
    Mark Hoppus joins for 'December (again)' / Chris Carrabba joins for 'December' 
    Stream The New Videos Here: http://smarturl.it/DecemberMusicVideos

    + Pre-order the 7'' Record Bundle Here: http://smarturl.it/neckdeepmerch

    Version 1
    Version 2

    Neck Deep have released two new versions of the hit track 'December', from their 2015 album Life's Not Out To Get You. The newly recorded tracks featureMark Hoppus (of Blink-182) and Chris Carrabba (of Dashboard Confessional), and appear side by side on a 7'' record (pre-order available here: http://smarturl.it/neckdeepmerch).

    The band, which signed to Hopeless Records in 2013, released the album Life's Not Out To Get You in 2015, which featured the original version of "December". "December is based on a scenario I found myself in a few years ago - an ex-girlfriend totally fucked me over, and left me out in the cold trying to figure out what was going on," states singer Ben Barlow; "The song is essentially a story about that relationship, a mentally apathetic take on how it all went down, where I essentially blamed myself." 

    Now, the track is getting a facelift (well two, really) as well as two brand new music videos. Chris Carrabba brings a new layer of spine tingling emotion to the acoustic version of the stellar track, whilst Mark Hoppus is featured on the full band recording, his instantly recognizable vocal adding a trademark energy. Barlow shares: "To have Mark and Chris featuring on each version of the track is wild, seeing as they're huge - if not some of the biggest - musical influences for us. The different versions of the track are pretty fitting for the pair of them, and their voices really lend something extra to it all. It's pretty surreal to be hearing our idols on a track of ours. We all had a moment listening back just thinking "What the fuck, how are Mark Hoppus and Chris Carrabba on a Neck Deep track? Surreal."

    Accompanying the songs are a pair of music videos which tell a singular bittersweet story across the two parts. Stream them here: http://smarturl.it/DecemberMusicVideos

    Neck Deep recently wrapped up a 4 month world tour – on which they played 71 shows in 15 countries, travelled 53,000 miles and sold over 52,000 tickets.

    Formed in 2012, Neck Deep is vocalist Ben Barlow, guitarists Matt West and Sam Bowden, bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans and drummer Dani Washington. The band has been seen on the covers of major music publications such as Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Alternative Press Magazine. Dubbed as one of the 'Best Pop Punk Albums Of All Time' by Kerrang!, their latest album, Life's Not Out To Get You, debuted on the top 10 charts in both the USA and UK.

     The Holiday To Release 'The Good Life' EP.

    The Holiday.Monday 18th July 2016
    The Holiday are a four piece, pop-rock band originating from Eastbourne, UK, formed in the late summer of 2015. The band have already released three track's from the EP - 'Hindsight', 'All I See', and 'The Good Life' - which have received a great response from their new found fans. 'The Good Life', is set for release on July 29th

    "For 'I Try' we knew we wanted the music video to be bigger and better than our previous effort in 'Hindsight'. Trying to do that on a very small budget proved challenging but overall we're really happy with how it came out! 'I Try' is a song that a lot of people can relate to, it's inspired by the struggles you feel when you're chasing your passions but it doesn't seem like you're getting anywhere." RICHARD DACK
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLpfqfJFFc
    TOUR DATES:
    2nd July - The Joiners, Southampton
    18th July - The Joiners, Southampton 
    28th July - Bar Fortytwo, Worthing
    30th July - Printers Playhouse, Eastbourne
    1st August - Fidlars Elbow, London
    TRACKLISTING:
    1. The Good Life
    2. All I See
    3. Listen To Me 
    4. Hindsight 
    5. I Try
    6. Inside My Head
    7. Headlights (Feat. Tiffany Robinson)

     Of Mice And Men Announce Tour Support.

    Of Mice And Men.Monday 18th July 2016
    OF MICE & MEN have today announced label mates Crown The Empire and Hands Like Houses to support them on the UK/EU tour this Autumn.

    The announce comes off the back of "Pain," the blistering first track and video, directed by Mark Lediard at J6 Films, from their much-anticipated new album COLD WORLD – click HERE or the below image to watch.
    Fans can get "Pain" as an instant download by clicking HERE to pre-order COLD WORLD.

    COLD WORLD is set for a September 9th release on Rise Records.

    The full track listing & art below
    1. Game of War
    2. The Lie
    3. Real
    4. Like A Ghost
    5. Contagious
    6. -
    7. Pain
    8. The Hunger
    9. Relentless
    10. Down The Road
    11. +
    12. Away
    13. Transfigured

    OF MICE & MEN (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded COLD WORLD with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

    Fans can catch the band performing "Pain" as part of their set on the upcoming summer arena tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. The tour, which kicks off this Tuesday & runs through August 27th and will be followed by OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour.  Visit http://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events  for all dates).

    Over the course of the past few years, OF MICE & MEN have shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim, amassed over 20 million YouTube views, over 153 million spotify streams and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show.
    UK Tour dates are as follows

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

    Tickets on sale now.

     Anthrax Celebrate 35th Anniversary.

    Anthrax.Monday 18th July 2016
    Thirty-five years ago today (July 18, 1981), the then New York-based thrash/metal band Anthrax was formed and started on the road to help change the history of music.  Said co-founder Scott Ian, "Thirty-five years have passed since that day and my life has changed profoundly.  I am a husband, I am a father.  I am a long way from the 17-year-old soon-to-be-college dropout who co-founded a heavy metal band.  The only thing that hasn't changed in 35 years, the one constant, is that I am still the rhythm guitar player in Anthrax. It's what I GET to do.  I GET to play in a band and I never take that for granted."

    Over that 35-year period, Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. In 1991, their music helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with Public Enemy on "Bring The Noise."  And, of course, along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, Anthrax helped pioneer the thrash/metal genre as a member of The Big Four.  Go here for a look at 35 years of Anthrax.

    So, with all those years, all those experiences, all those memories, what's the one big takeaway experience that stands out for the guys?  Was it when legendary author Stephen King included the band in one of his" Dark Tower" series books?  Or in 2012 when Anthrax became the first metal band to have its music played on Mars, when NASA played "Got The Time" to wake up the Mars Rover, Curiosity?  Or how about in 1991 when they received their first Grammy nomination?  Maybe it was when the band was caught up in the 2001 U.S. anthrax attacks and considered changing their name due to the PR nightmare that was caused.  Or possibly it was when Anthrax made a cameo appearance on the popular 1992 TV series, "Married...with Children."
     
    Remembers Charlie Benante, the band's drummer since 1983, "We had such a ball doing that show.  We taped the episode twice, once in the afternoon then another one in the evening, which was done with rewrites.  They changed some of our lines, but we got bigger laughs the second time so it was all worth it.  After the show, we went to a sit-down dinner with the entire cast and crew at a restaurant in Hollywood.  Here I am sitting next to Al Bundy [played by actor Ed O'Neill), and I look over at the booth across from us, and there are Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman having dinner.  Al said, 'Hey, let's go talk to Clint and Morgan,' and I went 'whaaaaa???'  He took us over there and introduced us to them - and I'm thinking 'Where am I?  Am I here right now? This is actually happening?'  It was just surreal.  That stands out as one of the highlights.  It wasn't really a musical thing, but music got us to that.  I'm just a guy in a band making music...what am I doing here with these stars?"

    Then there is newest member, lead guitarist Jonathan Donais who has a completely different take on his "best Anthrax moment."  "It was probably 1989 or '90, whenever the 'Antisocial' video blew up at Dial MTV," he remembers.  "It was the first time I'd ever heard Anthrax, and I immediately fell in love with the band."  Donais' "best Anthrax memory" now happens like Groundhog Day:  "I brought a tape of the Dial MTV performance to my guitar teacher and told him I wanted to learn how to play it.  Now I get to play every night with the band!"

    The most memorable time as a member of Anthrax could have been on September 14, 2011 as it was named "Anthrax Day" in the Bronx.  Or June 22, 2010 when The Big Four played together on
    the same stage for the first time ever in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    For Anthrax's Ian, it was a different occasion   "My ONE thing of thousands of things I've done in Anthrax that stands out the most in the world would be playing Yankee Stadium," he said, referencing The Big Four's second of only two U.S. concerts, held on September 14, 2011. "For me that is the pinnacle.  My mecca.  The most NY thing a NY band could ever do. I got to play on stage on the field, in the building where so many of my heroes since I was a child played.  It was surreal and overwhelming and I was in tears almost the entire first song, I had so much emotion pouring out of me. Like the words to the song say, I was 'King of the hill, top of the heap.'

    "So, to quote the Scottish poet Robbie Burns," Ian adds,"'Here's to us; who is as good as us?  Damn few, and they're all dead.'  Thank you my friends...35 and counting."

    Anthrax - Ian, Benante, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna and Jon Donais - will celebrate their 35 years well into the fall playing major festivals, headline shows and as Special Guest with fellow Big Four comrades Slayer.  Dates and ticketing info are listed here..

    David Taylor, a staunch Anthrax fan, compiled a variety of in-concert clips of the band performing the 1988 classic "Antisocial" over the past three-plus decades, to create a celebratory gift for the band and their 35th anniversary.  Check out that tribute video here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIUaqBHWxj8&feature=youtu.be

    Confirmed dates for ANTHRAX are as follows:
    JULY
    19        Castrelos, Vigo, Spain
    20        Sala Arena, Madrid, Spain
    22        Area Concerti Festival Majano, Majano, Italy
    23        Fosch Fest, Bagnatica, Italy
    24        Rock in Rome, Roma, Italy
    AUGUST
    11        Leyendas del Rock Festival, Villena, Spain
    14        Bloodstock, Walton-On-Trent, UK
    21        Pain In The Grass, Auburn, WA
    SEPTEMBER
      9        Jacob's Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
    10        Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
    11        Ground Zero, Travers City, MI*
    12        Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
    13        Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
    15        Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
    16        Anthology, Rochester, NY*
    17        Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
    18        Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
    20        Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
    21        Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*
    22        The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
    24        Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
    25        Knotfest, Devore, CA
    27        Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
    28        Fillmore, Miami, FL
    29        Club L.A., Destin, FL*
    30        Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS
    OCTOBER
     1         Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
     3         Norva, Norfolk, VA
     4         Orange Peel, Ashveille, NC*
     5         Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
     6         Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA*
     7         Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
     8         ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
    10        Fillmore, Denver, CO
    11        The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
    12        Rev Hall, Boise, ID*
    13        The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
    14        The Hill event Center, Idaho Falls, ID*
    15        Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID        
    16        Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA*  (offer)
    17        ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
    19        S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
    20        Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
    21        Hawthorn Theatre, Portland, OR*
    22        Discovery Park, Elverta, CA (w/Aftershock)
    23        Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
    22        Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
    25        Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
    26        Top Deck, Famington, NM*  (offer)
    27        El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**
    * Anthrax & Death Angel

     Al Jourgensen Announces New Project 'Surgical Meth'.

    Al Jourgensen.Monday 18th July 2016
    MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, recently released their debut album via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a lyric video for the song "Rich People Problems", at this location

    Surgical Meth Machine was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso.

    In an October 2015 interview with In The Loop magazine, Jourgensen stated about how the idea for SURGICAL METH MACHINE came about: "You know, [guitarist] Mikey [Scaccia] died a couple of years ago, from MINISTRY, and I just figured, like, nah, it's time to quit. I don't want to have John Bonham's kid playing drums for us and having replacement parts forever; that's just not my scene. So I just figured, 'All right, let's stop this. Let's do some other stuff.' And not only that. I found that it was really unburdensome to not have the MINISTRY moniker or expectations and just do something like whatever the fuck we want. I mean, the band's name is SURGICAL METH MACHINE. It's not like we're gonna be on Top 40 radio and on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. [Laughs]"
    He continued: "I understand it's not a real commercial project for us, it's not gonna put bank in my wallet, but it was a lot of fun to do, in that sense — of just not having the constraints of the expectations of what you've done for twenty years. So this is... It's kind of new stuff. It's pretty cool. It sounds like kind of MINISTRY, but it's a different level. It's like I literally just put my foot on the gas pedal for this record."

    Order Surgical Meth Machine via Nuclear Blast here: http://nblast.de/SurgicalMethMachineNB

    More on Surgical Meth Machine:
    "I'm Invisible" music video https://youtu.be/Z6XHd06qr-Q 
    "Tragic Alert" lyric video https://youtu.be/ljgs9Bbe_wU
    "I Don't Wanna" lyric video https://youtu.be/SSJUcASLHjE
    Album trailer 1
    Album trailer 2
    Album trailer 3
    Album trailer 4
    Album trailer 5
    Album trailer 6 

     Sons Of Texas For November Tour.

    Sons Of Texas.Monday 18th July 2016
    Following the critically acclaimed release of their debut album "Baptized In the Rio Grande" in late 2015, Sons Of Texas have been added to the UK and European Soil tour across November 2016. The European dates take in Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, France before a full UK tour.

    A stunning collection of hard rock songs with driving rhythms and the unique and powerful vocals of Mark Morales, the album was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, All That Remains, Gojira). The band are set to release a single from the album, "September", around the tour.

    Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. The scene vibes "music for music's sake" with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n' roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all-stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar.

    Full UK dates (as part of a European tour) as follows
     
    Mon 07 Nov 2016                  Southampton, ENGLAND Engine Rooms / support to Soil
    Tue 08 Nov                               Brighton, ENGLAND Concorde / support to Soil
    2Wed 09 Nov                           Bristol, ENGLAND The Fleece / support to Soil
    Thu 10 Nov                               Reading, ENGLAND Sub 89 / support to Soil
    Fri 11 Nov                                 Plymouth, ENGLAND The Hub / support to Soil
    Sat 12 Nov                                Barnstaple, ENGLAND The Factory / support to Soil
    Sun 13 Nov                               Cardiff, WALES The Globe / support to Soil 
    Tue 15 Nov                               London, ENGLAND Islington Academy / support to Soil
    Wed 16 Nov                             Norwich, ENGLAND Waterfront / support to Soil
    Thu 17 Nov                               Manchester, ENGLAND Sound Control / support to Soil
    Fri 18 Nov                                 Sheffield, ENGLAND Corporation / support to Soil
    Sat 19 Nov                                Birmingham, ENGLAND O2 Institute 2 / support to Soil
    Sun 20 Nov                               Newcastle, ENGLAND Riverside / support to Soil
    Tue 22 Nov                               Glasgow, SCOTLAND Cathouse / support to Soil
    Wed 23 Nov                             Hull, ENGLANDThe Welly / support to Soil
    Thu 24 Nov                               York, ENGLAND Fibbers / support to Soil
    Fri 25 Nov                                 Chester, ENGLAND The Live Rooms / support to Soil
    Sat 26 Nov                                Milton Keynes, ENGLAND Crauford Arms / support to Soil

     Sworn Amongst Announce August UK Tour.

    Sworn Amongst.Monday 18th July 2016
    "Coming out of Hull with an army of destructive riffs and a ton of scowling brutality Sworn Amongst are the new heroes of Brit Metal" - Metal Hammer

    Northern metal quintet SWORN AMONGST are pleased to announce their return to the road this summer. They will hit the UK this August, joined with technical metal quartet Cambion for a run of dates to continue promoting their incredible new album 'Under A Titan Sky'

    Check out the title track and latest single release from the bands new album here  - https://soundcloud.com/dominopr/04-under-a-titan-sky

    After destroying their slot at this year's UK Tech Metal Fest, the band returned hungry to get back out there and do what they do best, play live shows. 

    Live dates are as follows:

    Aug
    19th - The Frog, Worksop
    20th - Alma Inn, Bolton
    21st - King Billy, Northampton
    22nd - The Cavern, Exeter
    23rd - The Portland Arms, Cambridge
    24th - The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
    25th - Sanctuary, Basingstoke

    Sept/Oct
    30th – 2nd – Mammothfest

     Crown The Empire To Release New Album 'Retrograde'.

    Crown The Empire.Friday 15th July 2016
    Rising rock band Crown The Empire is on the cusp of major mainstream breakout success with their upcoming album, Retrograde, which will be released on July 22nd via Rise Records. In anticipation today, the band has premiered a video for a brand new song called "Hologram." Fans are also invited to pre-order the record now at iTunes and cte.merchnow.com
    Watch the video for "Hologram" now by clicking HERE
    ""Hologram" could only be written after touring 200+ days a year for half a decade. It's a self-examination of the people we've become and the relationships that we've carried through this period of growing up while a part of something more than ourselves." - Andy Leo

    The video for "Hologram" follows the band's recent video and track releases for "Weight of the World" and "Zero," which have stirred up an abundance of excitement for the record in the last few weeks. The band's forthcoming record Retrograde is their third studio album and follow-up to 2014's Billboard Top 10 charting record The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways.

    Fans can catch Crown The Empire on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/Crowntheempire for updates.

    July 15 - Burgettstown, PA - Warped Tour @ First Niagara Pavilion
    July 16 - Columbia, MD - Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
    July 17 - Holmdel, NJ - Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center
    July 19 - Noblesville, IN - Warped Tour @ Klipsch Music Center
    July 20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Warped Tour @ Blossom Music Center
    July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Warped Tour @ Riverbend Music Center
    July 22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Warped Tour @ The Palace of Auburn HIlls
    July 23 - Tinley Park, IL - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
    July 24 - Shakopee, MN - Warped Tour @ Canterbury Park
    July 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheatre
    July 27 - Maryland Heights, MO - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    July 28 - Bonner Springs, KS - Warped Tour @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
    July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Warped Tour @ Utah State Fairpark
    July 31 - Denver, CO - Warped Tour @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot
    Aug 1 - Albuquerque, NM - Warped Tour @ Balloon Fiesta Park
    Aug 2 - Scottsdale, AZ - Warped Tour @ Salt River Fields
    Aug 5 - San Diego, CA - Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
    Aug 6 - Mountain View, CA - Warped Tour @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    Aug 7 - Pomona, CA - Warped Tour @ Pomona Fairplex
    Aug 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Warped Tour @ Hark Rock Hotel & Casino
    Aug 11 - Nampa, ID - Warped Tour @ Ford Idaho Center
    Aug 12 - Auburn, WA - Warped Tour @ White River Amphitheater
    Aug 13 - Portland, OR - Warped Tour @ Portland Expo Center

     Can't Swim Release Video For 'Come Home'.

    Cant Swim.Friday 15th July 2016
    New Jersey rock band Can't Swim have released new video for 'Come Home' via Rock Sound.

    You can watch 'Come Home' here 
    Vocalist and guitarist Chris Loporto spoke on the new video "The music video for Come Home came together in a rather accidental way. We were shooting ideas back and forth with Brendan Walter (the director of the video) in hopes that our schedules would some day link up. A shoot of his wound up getting canceled on the same day we played LA, so we capitalized knowing this was our only chance at it.

    From waking up at 5am, an actress canceling last minute, and almost not getting the location, I'm so impressed with what Brendan was able to do in such short notice. During the day, we kept telling ourselves that we were going to "make it work" and not let the mishaps set us back. I think it ties in quite ironically with the lyrical content of the song, trying to convince someone its going to be alright even when the situation looked pretty doomed. I am very happy with how it came out and excited for people to see it."

    'Come Home' is taken for Can't Swim's EP 'Death Deserves A Name' out now via Pure Noise Records. Fans can purchase the album now at iTunes and PURE NOISE

    The New Jersey based band was formed in early 2015 and is comprised of Loporto, Chez (guitar), Greg (bass) and Danny (drums). The group melds elements of alt-rock, pop-punk and indie rock for a unique sound that will be an impacting force on the rock scene in 2016.

     Twilight Force Release Trailer For 'Heroes Of Mighty Magic'.

    Rwilight Force.Friday 15th July 2016
    Swedish adventure metallers, Twilight Force, will release their sophomore album entitled ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’ on August 26th  through Nuclear Blast. After revealing the first sonic taster from their opus last week, it's time to experience more about the making-of and the concept behind this magical musical journey.
    Listen what the heroes have to say about their allies in the second album trailer here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2SrnaaO7SQ 
    Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire) commented:
    "I remember I was on tour with Rhapsody Of Fire and Gamma Ray in Scandinavia and while I was doin' some shows, the guys from Twilight Force called me and proposed that I be a guest on their new record...well...it was a great experience! I went into the studio with them and we had a great time together... a cool time with very cool guys... It took place on a day off from the tour... so I had some hours to do the parts, listen to the song and talk with the guys (...and drink some cappuccinos together!) I think the band were very nice with me and they had in mind exactly what they wanted from my collaboration... my parts were ‘epic’ and the vocal lines were made for my voice and style... I would like to thank them and I'm happy to know that Nuclear Blast is releasing this new work! I'm so sorry I couldn't attend their show in Northern Italy some months later. I really wish the best of luck to the guys and to their new work!"


    More on ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’:
    'Battle Of Arcane Might' Official Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/DP1R5cWC0jI
    Listen to the song in the NB Novelties Playlist: http://sptfy.com/2zZF
    Trailer #1: https://youtu.be/LnAG66N4K38

    You can pre-order ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’ here:
    Limited Edition Double CD
    Limited Edition Magenta 2LP Gatefold Vinyl
    Limited Edition Light Blue 2LP Gatefold Vinyl
    Alternatively, pre-order the digital album and get 'Battle Of Arcane Might' instantly: http://bit.ly/TwilightForceiTunes

    ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’ - Tracklist:
    01. Battle Of Arcane Might
    02. Powerwind
    03. Guardian Of The Seas
    04. Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon
    05. There And Back Again (feat. Fabio Lione | RHAPSODY OF FIRE)
    06. Riders Of The Dawn
    07. Keepers Of Fate
    08. Rise Of A Hero
    09. To The Stars
    10. Heroes Of Mighty Magic (feat. Joakim Brodén | SABATON)
    11. Epilogue
    12. Knights Of Twilight's Might


    To present their new album to the masses, the band will be supporting label mates Sonata Arctica on their upcoming European tour this October.
    The tour will hit the UK with a one off show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. The full run will be taking the band across nine European countries.

    You can get tickets for the UK show here:
    15th October – London, Shepherds Bush Empire

     Thy Art Is Murder Release Trailer For 'The Depression Sessions'.

    Thy Art Is Murder.Friday 15th July 2016
    In December of 2015, three bands with three different stylistic approaches to aggressive music, but a common outlook on the world, came together to create a collective piece of work - The Depression Sessions. Those three bands were THY ART IS MURDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY and on August 12, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release the results of this experience both digitally and on limited edition vinyl.

    Today, the first trailer with the band members talking about the making of this release, can be seen here: https://youtu.be/E61yjRWKAlE

    Check out this lyric video for the first single "They Will Know Another" by THY ART IS MURDER, here. The song, as well as their cover of RAMMSTEIN's "Du Hast", are the last pieces of music the band recorded before the departure of vocalist of CJ McMahon. Receive the song as an instant download now when you pre-order the album digitally via iTunes and Amazon.

    The Depression Sessions was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney. All the bands tracked in December 2015 at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Cover art was created by Dan Bradley with a layout by Forefathers.

    The Depression Sessions track listing: 
    1. Thy Art Is Murder - They Will Know Another
    2. The Acacia Strain - Sensory Deprivation
    3. Fit For An Autopsy - Flatlining
    4. Thy Art Is Murder - Du Hast (RAMMSTEIN cover)
    5. The Acacia Strain - Black Hole Sun (SOUNDGARDEN cover)
    6. Fit For An Autopsy - The Perfect Drug (NINE INCH NAILS cover)

    Pre-order your limited edition clear with red splatter vinyl here or your digital version on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play

     Zebrahead Release New Video For 'Who Brings A Knife To A Gunfight'.

    Zebrahead.Friday 15th July 2016
    Midway through a busy summer of festivals and having already played Slam Dunk and Camden Rocks, Zebrahead have revealed another video from their latest full length album 'Walk The Plank'.  Watch the video for ‘Who brings a Knife to a Gunfight’ below.  The video was filmed in venues across the UK and Germany on recent tours.

    Check it out here:  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pdOi_pDu_g&feature=youtu.be
    "Super excited for everyone to see the creepy new video for "Who Brings A Knife To A Gunfight"!  We had a blast filming this in venues throughout Germany and the U.K.  We pulled out our giant bag of tricks and costumes for this one. Hope you enjoy!!"
    -Ben from Zebrahead 

     Guttermouth Release New EP.

    Guttermouth.Friday 15th July 2016
    Southern California punk rock veterans Guttermouth have officially released their Got It Made EP through Rude Records and Bird Attack Records. You can now stream the full EP on YouTube here.

    Got It Made available for purchase here: 
    Physical: http://smarturl.it/GotItMadePhysical 

    Digital: http://smarturl.it/GotItMadeDigital

    With their first new material in ten years, Guttermouth has added a new chapter to their legacy as one of punk rock's seminal acts. Known for their short, fast and loud songs, outrageous antics and offensive lyrics, Guttermouth has attracted plenty controversy over the years. In other words - They are punk rock as it's meant to be.

     Parkway Drive Release Video For 'Devil's Calling'.

    Parkway Drive.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Parkway Drive have released a video for their new song "Devil's Calling". The song is featured on a deluxe version of their latest album IRE, available digitally today, July 15.  You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc0F87ssVw4

    Next to "Devil's Calling",the digital deluxe edition features another new song "Into the Dark", plus a remix of "A Deathless Song (featuring Jenna McDougall)."
    IRE Digital Deluxe Track listing:
    1. Destroyer
    2. Dying To Believe
    3. Vice Grip
    4. Crushed
    5. Fractures
    6. Writings on the Wall
    7. Bottom Feeder
    8. The Sound of Violence
    9. Vicious
    10. Dedicated
    11. A Deathless Song
    12. Devil's Calling
    13. Into the Dark
    14. A Deathless Song (feat. Jenna McDougall)
     
    Parkway Drive
    will be touring in Europe in August this year. The band will be playing key festivals - including Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK), Sziget Festival (HU), Open Flair (Germany), Lowlands (The Netherlands), as well as a handful of club shows. They will be headlining Summer Breeze and Open Flair Festivals in Germany, Brutal Assault in Czech Republic and Rockstadt Extreme in Romania. Please find the full list of dates below:

    August 4th, 2016 - Luxembourg @ Luxembourg den Atelier 
    August 5th, 2016 - Austria Lustenau @ Szene Open Air  
    August 6th, 2016 - Germany Wacken @ Wacken Open Air 
    August 7th, 2016 - Belgium Lokeren @ Lokerse Feesten 
    August 8th, 2016 - Poland Warsaw @ Stodola 
    August 10th, 2016 - Poland Kraków @ Klub Kwadrat  
    August 11th, 2016 - Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault  
    August 12th, 2016 - Germany Eschwege @ Open Flair  
    August 13th, 2016 - Germany Püttlingen @ Rocco del Schlacko 
    August 14th, 2016 - Romania  Rasnov @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest
    August 16th, 2016 - Hungary Budapest @ Sziget Fest 
    August 17th, 2016 - Slovenia Maribor @ STUK
    August 18th, 2016 - Austria St. Pölten @ Frequency 
    August 19th, 2016 - Switzerland Gampel @ Open Air Gampel 
    August 20th, 2016 - Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze 
    August 21st , 2016 - Holland Biddinghuizen @ Lowlands 
    August 23rd, 2016 - Italy Milan @ Circolo Magnolia
    August 24th, 2016 - France Colmar @ Parc Expo Colmar  
    August 25th, 2016 - Germany Übersee Am Chiemsee @ Chiemsee Summer 
    August 27th, 2016 - UK Reading @ Reading Fest 
    August 28th, 2016 - UK Leeds @ Leeds Fest

    IRE has been certified gold in Australia and it is clear why. The Australian powerhouse tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. IRE is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in front man Winston McCall's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve.
     Ire had entered the official German Albums Chart at number 8, Belgium at number 16, United Kingdom at 23, Sweden at 60 and The Netherlands at number 75, making it the band's highest charting album in Europe, and biggest first week sales to date.

     Sabaton Release New Song 'Blood Of Bannockburn'.

    Sabaton.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their brand-new, 8th studio album, 'The Last Stand' on August 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have revealed the second single called 'Blood Of Bannockburn.'

    Check it out here: https://youtu.be/Oi7xBe5-M8k

    The story behind the lyrics:
    1314, nine years after the execution of William Wallace, the Scottish laid siege upon Stirling Castle and an agreement was made that if it had not been relieved by mid-summer the English would surrender the castle to the Scottish. The English could of course not ignore that challenge, and sent a formidable force north towards Stirling to break the siege and relieve the troops inside. In the end Robert the Bruce and the Scottish defeated the English under Edward II's command with a force half the size and not nearly as well equipped of what the English had at their disposal.

    More on The Last Stand:
    'The Lost Battalion' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jTgkTEDDog
    Trailer #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9ShoxTKa4k
    Trailer #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymBxXVdmHL0
    Trailer #3: https://youtu.be/rLFLnea2lMo

    Pre-order the album on CD, Vinyl and Limited Edition CD/DVD (includes signed insert, while stocks last) from Recordstore.co.uk here: http://bit.ly/SabatonRS
    Pre-order now on limited Gold and Yellow/Blue Vinyl, Box Set and Tank Edition (includes signed insert, while stocks last) from Nuclear Blast UK Store: http://bit.ly/SabatonNBStore

    Or digitally: http://nblast.de/SabatonDownloads

    The Last Stand - Formats:
    - CD+DVD-DIGI (incl. live DVD)
    - CD
    - Box (incl. Earbook, 2LP PIC, 12" photo card, 12" poster, three plectra)
    - 2LP (black, clear, gold, yellow/blue)
    - Special Edition (SABATON tank + box)
    - Digital

    The Last Stand - Tracklisting:

    CD
    01. Sparta
    02. Last Dying Breath
    03. Blood Of Bannockburn
    04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
    05. The Lost Battalion
    06. Rorke's Drift
    07. The Last Stand
    08. Hill 3234
    09. Shiroyama
    10. Winged Hussars
    11. The Last Battle
    Bonus (DIGI + LP)
    12. Camouflage
    13. All Guns Blazing
    14. Afraid To Shoot Strangers (EARBOOK ONLY!)

    DVD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France) - DIGI / EARBOOK
    01. Intro (The March To War)
    02. Ghost Division
    03. Far From The Fame
    04. Uprising
    05. Midway
    06. Gott Mit Uns
    07. Resist And Bite
    08. Wolfpack
    09. Dominium Maris Baltici
    10. Carolus Rex
    11. Swedish Pagans
    12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
    13. Attero Dominatus
    14. The Art Of War
    15. Wind Of Change
    16. To Hell And Back
    17. Night Witches
    18. Primo Victoria
    19. Metal Crüe

    Live CD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France) - EARBOOK ONLY!
    01. Intro (The March To War)
    02. Ghost Division
    03. Far From The Fame
    04. Uprising
    05. Midway
    06. Gott Mit Uns
    07. Resist And Bite
    08. Dominium Maris Baltici
    09. Carolus Rex
    10. Swedish Pagans
    11. Soldier Of 3 Armies
    12. Attero Dominatus
    13. The Art Of War
    14. Wind Of Change
    15. To Hell And Back
    16. Night Witches
    17. Primo Victoria
    18. Metal Crüe

    SABATON live:
    24.07.  I           Rome - Sonisphere Italy (w/ IRON MAIDEN)
    26.07.  AL        Mariehamn - Rockoff
    03.08.  DK       Skandeborg - Smukfest
    06.08.  CDN     Montreal - Heavy Montréal
    18.08.  D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
    19.08.  D         Hamburg - Elb-Riot
    20.08.  S          Falun - Sabaton Open Air
    28.08.  PL        Straszecin - Czad Festival
    29.08.  PL        Wroclaw - Rock For Freedom
    31.08.  IL         Tel Aviv - Reading 3 (w/ DESERT)
    03.09.  CY        Lakatamia - Lakatamia Amphitheater NEW!

    w/ TRIVIUM, HUNTRESS - NEW!
    15.09.  USA     Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
    16.09.  USA     Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
    19.09.  USA     Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
    20.09.  USA     Little Rock, AR - Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center
    22.09.  USA     Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
    23.09.  USA     Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
    24.09.  USA     Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
    25.09.  USA     San Bernardino, CA - Ozzfest Meets Knotfest
    27.09.  USA     Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
    29.09.  USA     Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
    30.09.  USA     Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
    02.10.  USA     Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Festival
    06.10.  USA     Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
    07.10.  USA     Houston, TX - Scout Bar
    08.10.  USA     Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
    10.10.  USA     Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
    11.10.  USA     New York, NY - Irving Plaza
    15.10.  USA     Binghamton, NY - Magic City Music Hall
    17.10.  USA     Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
    18.10.  USA     Tampa, FL - State Theater
    19.10.  USA     Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
    21.10.  USA     Orlando, FL - House Of Blues

    The Last Tour - Europe 2017
    w/ ACCEPT
    07.01.  D         Oberhausen - König Pilsener Arena
    08.01.  B          Antwerp - Lotto Arena
    10.01.  IRL       Dublin - Vicar Street
    11.01.  UK       Glasgow - o2 Academy
    13.01.  UK       Manchester - o2 Apollo
    14.01.  UK       London - o2 Brixton Academy

    15.01.  F          Lille - Aeronef
    16.01.  F          Paris - Olympia
    18.01.  F          Toulouse - Le Bikini
    19.01.  E          Bilbao - Santana 27
    20.01.  P          Porto - Coliseu Do Porto
    21.01.  E          Madrid - Barclaycard Center
    22.01.  E          Barcelona - Sant Jordi
    24.01.  F          Lyon - Transbordeur
    27.01.  A          Vienna - Gasometer
    28.01.  D         Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
    29.01.  NL        Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
    31.01.  D         Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
    01.02.  D         Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
    03.02.  CH       Basel - St. Jakobshalle
    04.02.  D         Bamberg - Brose Arena
    05.02.  D         München - Zenith
    24.02.  FIN       Helsinki - Icehall NEW!
    25.02.  EST      Tallinn - Kultuurikatel NEW!
    04.03.  CZ        Prague - Tip Sport Arena
    05.03.  H         Budapest - Barba Negra
    06.03.  SRB      Belgrade - Belexpo NEW!
    08.03.  GR       Athens - Peiraios Academy
    09.03.  GR       Thessaloniki - Fix Factory Of Sound
    10.03.  BG       Sofia - Universiada Hall
    11.03.  RO       Bucharest - Arenele Romane
    13.03.  HR       Zagreb - Dom Sportova NEW!
    14.03.  SK        Bratislava - Aegon Arena NEW!
    15.03.  D         Berlin - Columbiahalle
    26.03.  N         Oslo - Sentrum Scene NEW!
    27.03.  N         Haugesund - Byscenen NEW!
    29.03.  N         Trondheim - Samfundet Storsalen NEW!
    More dates to be announced soon...!

     The Shires Announce Tour.

    The Shires.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Fresh from a triumphant headline set on Glastonbury's Acoustic Stage, UK country duo The Shires have just announced they will be touring the UK later this year. The tour will see the critically acclaimed pair play tracks from their forthcoming album, alongside fan favourites from their gold selling debut 'Brave' to gig goers up and down the country finishing at London's prestigious O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire.

    Ben Earle stated: "It's something magical to be on stage and sharing your songs and seeing the fans' reaction. We're particularly excited to share our new tracks with the fans on this tour."

    Last night, Crissie and Ben gave fans a chance to hear some of their new tracks when they played a secret album launch show at London's One Embankment. Previewing songs from their forthcoming second album 'My Universe', which will be released on 7th October, The Shires showcased how recording in Music City: Nashville has further honed their songwriting craft for making clever and catchy Country-Pop that continues to push the genre into the UK mainstream. Last year, they were one of only a handful of British acts to see their debut release certified Gold alongside Jess Glynne, James Bay and Years & Years. The first UK country act ever to have a top 10 album in their home country, The Shires have been at the forefront of the British Country music movement which has seen a sea change in the opinion of the British public, who have embraced the genre and UK bands making music inspired by US country artists.

    Eager fans can secure their tickets for the tour when they pre-order a special edition of the new album at HMV before midnight on Monday 18th July. The HMV exclusive edition of 'My Universe' includes exclusive artwork and two bonus tracks. Those who order the album before midnight Monday 18th July will receive a unique code to give them access to the tour ticket pre-sale from 9am Thursday 21st July before general on-sale at 9am Friday 22nd July.

    On recording the new album in Nashville, The Shires said, ,"It was great to go back to Nashville. This time we had a different approach as we knew it better and we practically lived there. We have friends there now and for some reason when you write and record there you just feel more inspired. It definitely comes through in the new music."

    The band are already making Country the soundtrack to the summer performing at a series of high profile music festivals and events including Platform and Lakes Festivals this weekend and Bracknell, Lytham, Castle Roc, Cottingham and supporting Sir Tom Jones at Bedford Park still to come. This follows their headline debut at Glastonbury Festival last month and Cornbury Festival last weekend.

    The live dates will follow an intense period of song writing for the Shires, who have been working on their new album in Music City: Nashville. Ben and Crissie co-wrote some tracks with top country music writers including Kip Moore and recorded their album at Sound Stage Studios, one of the most prestigious recording studios in Nashville, which has cut records for other country superstars such as Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum. They also graced the stage at the famous Grand Ole Opry and can add their name to Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Garth Brooks and a veritable who's who of Country music who have played at the famous Nashville landmark venue.

    The live dates will follow an intense period of song writing for the Shires, who have been working on their new album in Music City: Nashville, with top country music producers and recording their album at Sound Stage Studios, one of the most prestigious recording studios in Nashville, which has cut records for other country superstars such as Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum. They also graced the stage at the famous Grand Ole Opry and can add their name to Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Garth Brooks and a veritable who's who of Country music who have played at the famous Nashville landmark venue.

    Here's where fans can catch The Shires on their UK tour later this year:
    NEW TOUR DATES
    O2 Academy, Oxford – Friday 18th November, 2016
    Anvil, Basingstoke – Sunday 20th November, 2016
    O2 Guildhall, Southampton – Monday 21st November, 2016
    Royal and Derngate, Northampton – Wednesday 23rd November, 2016
    St. David's Hall, Cardiff – Thursday 24th November, 2016
    Corn Exchange, Bedford – Friday 25th November, 2016
    Corn Exchange, Cambridge – Sunday 27th November, 2016
    Colston Hall, Bristol – Monday 28th November, 2016
    Dome, Brighton – Tuesday 29th November, 2016
    Venue Cymru, Llandudno – Friday 2nd December, 2016
    O2 Institute, Birmingham – Saturday 3rd December, 2016
    The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester – Sunday 4th December, 2016
    The Sage, Gateshead – Monday 5th December, 2016
    O2 ABC, Glasgow – Wednesday 7th December, 2016
    Barbican, York – Thursday 8th December, 2016
    O2 Academy, Liverpool – Friday 9th December, 2016
    O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London – Sunday 11th December, 2016

    The band will also be performing at the following festivals this summer:
    Platform Festival – Saturday 16th July, 2016 @ 1:00 pm. City: York, Venue: The Old Station, Pocklington
    Lakes Festival - Saturday 16th July, 2016 @ 6:00 pm. City: Skegness. Venue: Sycamore Lakes Park
    Bracknell Festival – Saturday 30th July, 2016 @ 12:00 pm. City: Bracknell. Venue: South Hill Park Grounds
    Lytham Festival – Tuesday 2nd August, 2016 @ 6:00 pm. City: Lytham. Venue: Lytham Green
    Supporting Tom Jones - Sunday 7th August, 2016 @ 5:00 pm. City: Bedford. Venue: Bedford Park
    Falmouth Week – Wednesday 10th August, 2016 @ 7:30 pm. City: Falmouth. Venue: Falmouth Events Square
    Castle Roc Music Festival – Saturday 20th August, 2016 @ 12:00 pm. City: Chepstow. Venue: Chepstow Castle
    Cottingham Music Festival - Sunday 28th August, 2016 @ 7:30 pm. City: Cottingham. Venue: Civic Hall


     Night Verses Release New Video.

    Night Verses.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Night Verses have revealed their new visual art for 'A Dialogue in Cataplexy'. The video is not for the faint of heart by any means, and offers an extremely intense range of beauty, chaos and intrigue. It was directed by Chris Abouabdo.

    "I'm just really fed up with how so many of us (myself included) have turned a blind eye to what's happening with the harmony of our entire existence," notes vocalist Douglas Robinson in regards to the inspiration for the song that tackles apathy and forces one to pay attention - even when it's uncomfortable."I started to see things and people for what they really are and it opened up what I've been really trying to write about for quite some time. I am now more mentally awake and aware of the world around me than I have ever been in my life. I finally see a lot of the darkness that I'd neglected for most of my years on this planet. I'm just sick of the repetition of waking up and not caring about how our civilization is going to end up if we keep treating our plants, animals and each other like this."

    'A Dialogue in Cataplexy' comes from the band's second full-length, 'Into The Vanishing Light', which was released on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an Equal Vision Records imprint. The album is available at nightverses.merchnow.com and digitally through iTunesGooglePlayAmazonMP3Spotify andYoutube.com/equalvision.

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

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

    TOUR DATES
    letlive. w/Seahaven, Silver Snakes, and Night Verses 
    Jul 15 Columbus, OH @ Park Street Salon 
    Jul 16 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot 
    Jul 18 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater 
    Jul 20 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar 
    Jul 21 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater 
    Jul 22 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall 
    Jul 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex 
    Jul 25 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom - Social Club (Upstairs) 
    Jul 26 Vancouver, CAN @ Rickshaw Theater 
    Jul 27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 
    Jul 29 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk 
    Jul 30 San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF 
    Jul 31 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

     In Flames To Release Live DVD.

    In Flames.Thursday 14th July 2016
    They break the rules, reinvent themselves with every album and are considered to be Gothenburg's brightest metal pearl - since the early 90's, In Flames have delivered a spectacular progression which has seen them transform their sound from classic melodic death metal to their current modern and unique style. The Swedes never cease to challenge their artistic boundaries, and on September 23rd, the band will be releasing an impressive demonstration of their current live expertise on DVD – ‘Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg’.

    Watch the teaser to the first 'Making Of' here: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oNhlHcjlCs

    Nostalgia or a return to their roots has never been an option for the progressive In Flames , but the setlist of this bombastic concert DVD tears through the band's entire history. With 20 tracks, the show that was recorded at Gothenburg's Scandinavium, reaches a length of one and a half hours, and achieves in capturing the band at their very best, celebrating current hits such as 'Through Oblivion’'With Eyes Wide Open‘ and 'Rusted Nail‘ to a packed out arena. But of course, old school classics such as 'Trigger‘, 'Cloud Connected‘ and the hypnotic finisher 'Take This Life‘ are not left out. 

    Prepare for an intensive and visually explosive performance in front of 10,000 fans featuring pyros, circle pits, flying crowdsurfers and In Flames' incomparable riffs. 

    "This DVD is for everyone who was been following our career; we have songs from the early years, the middle years and the new era. It has to be fun for us to play but also fun for the audience to watch and we try to get a good flow with nice dynamics and different songs,” 
    states axemaster Björn Gelotte

    Watch the first trailer here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqLOPzggPrM

     Raveneye To Release Debut Album 'Nova'.

    Raveneye.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Following their wildly successful EP, 'Breaking Out', which debuted on Billboard's Heatseeker chart, UK trio RavenEye are set to release their first album - NOVA - worldwide on September 23rd via their new label, Frontiers Music Srl.
     
    Producer Warren Riker (Ms. Lauryn Hill​, Michael Jackson​, Down​, Anders Osborne​), who engineered the EP, was brought on to help capture the band's true sonic identity on NOVA.

    Together, singer Oli Brown, Aussie bassist Aaron Spiers and drummer Gunnar Olsen worked at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey for 25 days to create an eleven-track album that pushed the band beyond its boundaries and into new ground. From the hard hitting riffs of "Inside", "Madeline" and "Hero" to the raw sounds of "Wanna Feel You" and "Oh My Love' to the stark reality of life and death in "Eternity", NOVAtakes you on a journey of defiance, pain, loathing, death and, yes, love. 
     
    With songs filled with deep grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin​ and Soundgarden​, the critical acclaim for RavenEye has been just as loud, with Classic Rock Magazine​ commenting that "they deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam​'s cable bills for twenty-five years" and Kerrang commending their "fuzz-tacular garage rock".
     
    Since forming in 2014, RavenEye​  has toured globally, supporting Slash, The Darkness​ and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival​ (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival​ (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF​ (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life​ (U.S.), and Aftershock Festival​ (U.S.). The band will also perform at Steelhouse Festival (Gwent) and Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) later this year. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.
     
    When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown​, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck​, Buddy Guy​, Johnny Winter​ and Joe Satriani​, and been hailed by Mojo as "the hottest young pistol in British blues" and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today." RavenEye's live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.
     
    Tracklist for NOVA:
    1.       Wanna Feel You
    2.       Come With Me
    3.       Inside
    4.       Hero
    5.       Supernova
    6.       Walls
    7.       Oh My Love
    8.       Madeline
    9.       Hate
    10.     Out Of The Rain
    11.      Eternity
     
    Album is available for pre-order now: http://radi.al/NovaRavenEye; http://radi.al/NovaiTunes; http://radi.al/NovaAmazon
     
    'Breaking Out' https://soundcloud.com/itsraveneye/breaking-out

     Knocked Loose To Release debut Album 'Laugh Track's.

    Knocked Loose.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Kentucky hardcore band Knocked Loose will release debut, full-length album titled 'Laugh Track's on 16th September via Pure Noise Records. They've also premiered the record's first new track by releasing a new video for 'Deadringer.'

    You can watch the video here or by clicking the image below. 

    Pre-order for the record at http://smarturl.it/LaughTracks.

    Named one of AltPress.com's "16 Bands To Watch In 2016," Knocked Loose is on track to takeover underground hardcore this year with one of the most intensely delivered records in recent memory. The band's debut features 11 catastrophic tracks, as witnessed with "Deadringer," that bleed with unfiltered passion and precise rage.   

    "Laugh Tracks is a long time coming for Knocked Loose, a new chapter so to speak. A project we all equally put time into, something we are extremely proud of. We hope you enjoy it." - Bryan Garris

    Knocked up is currently on tour in the United States with The Acacia Strain, Oceano, To The Wind and Culture Killer. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/KnockedLoose for more updates.

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

     Sumo Cyco To Support Alien Ant Farm.

    Sumo Cyco.Thursday 14th July 2016
    SUMO CYCO are holed up in the studio working on the follow up to 2014’s ‘Lost In Cyco City’, drawing from the wealth of live experience their recent, relentless touring has provided, to bring a new approach to their recorded output. Says front-Cyco SEVER:

    "We’re taking the elements you hear in our debut album and pushing it to the limits. I'm screaming more, rapping more and testing the boundaries of my voice."

    "Playing live over the past year has really inspired us in the writing process. Certain elements go down better live than others and we're bringing that to the table for record number two."

    "I can't wait to show everyone what we've been working on. Each song has a really cool driving energy, like a train that can't be stopped."

    The Canadian punk-metallers have also announced their return to the UK in Oct, where they will embark on a mammoth 17 date tour supporting ALIEN ANT FARM.

    "If someone told me when I was 13 rocking out to Smooth Criminal in my bedroom that I'd be touring with Alien Ant Farm 15 years later in England, Ireland & Scotland, never would've believed them! Life is crazy sometimes!"  says SEVER.

    "We're extremely stoked to be part of this line-up and are over the moon that UK wants us back again. Every time we get back to the UK we're welcomed by more cyco fans and we couldn't be more excited!”

    Check out ‘Fuel My Fire’ and ‘Crowd Control’, which continue Chapters 7 and 8 in the on going series.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHblnFJ8iMo&list=PLDFA6BCB84D8E27BF
     
    Catch them at the following shows with ALIEN ANT FARM and hed(p.e)
     
    Oct 18 Wakefield   Warehouse 23: http://www.sumocyco.com/wakefield
    Oct 19 Edinburgh La Belle Angele: http://www.sumocyco.com/edinburgh
    Oct 20 Aberdeen        Garage: http://www.sumocyco.com/aberdeen
    Oct 21 Belfast             Empire: http://www.sumocyco.com/belfast
    Oct 22 Dublin        Voodoo Lounge: http://www.sumocyco.com/dublin
    Oct 24 Preston            53 Degrees: http://www.sumocyco.com/preston
    Oct 25 Bristol           Marble Factory: http://www.sumocyco.com/bristol
    Oct 26 Chester            Live Rooms: http://www.sumocyco.com/chester
    Oct 27 Leamington Spa Assembly: http://www.sumocyco.com/leamingtonSpa
    Oct 28 Southampton Engine Rooms: http://www.sumocyco.com/southampton
    Oct 30 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms: http://www.sumocyco.com/wolverhampton
    Oct 31 London O2 Academy Islington: http://www.sumocyco.com/london
    Nov 2 Barnstaple        Factory: http://www.sumocyco.com/barnstaple
    Nov 3 Reading            Sub 89 : http://www.sumocyco.com/reading
    Nov 4 Southend          Chinnerys: http://www.sumocyco.com/southend
    Nov 5 Hull                    The Welly : http://www.sumocyco.com/hull  
    Nov 6 Oxford              O2 Academy:http://www.sumocyco.com/oxford
     

     Nightwish Song To Be Played By Australian Swimmers In Rio.

    Nightwish.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Apparently, the legendary Symphonic metal combo NIGHTWISH is everywhere - even in sports! The Australian national team of synchronized swimmers have announced that they will be using the classical hymn 'Last Ride Of The Day' off NIGHTWISH's "Imaginaerum" from 2012 for their competition at the Olympic Championship! The track will be played in an orchestral version during the swim performance of the team in Rio de Janeiro.
    The band feels very honoured and wishes good luck to the entire team!

    Catch NIGHTWISH live:
    06.08.  CDN     Montréal - Heavy Montréal
    20.08.  FIN       Jämsä - Himos Park (w/ ARCH ENEMY)
    26.08.  PL        Straszecin - Czad Festival
    08.09.  P          Lisbon - Coliseu
    10.09.  E          Madrid - Barclaycard Center
    14.09.  BG       Sofia - Arena Armeec
    09.10.  J           Tokio - Loud Park

    Order NIGHTWISH's current record, 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful', here:  http://bit.ly/EFMBTourEdition​

     Sinsaenum Release New Video.

    Sinsaenum.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Supergroup Sinsaenum have launched a new video for the track ‘Splendor And Agony’ - taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Echoes Of The Tortured’, out on 29th July via earMusic.

    Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/-JrT_zgqiRk

    Fred explains: “This is the video I’ve always wanted to make. We had a great team called Independent Film (www.independent.film.hu) and they understood the vision I had. The song is brutal - I wanted to incorporate elements of horror movies which I love - I’m so happy with the result, we all are! It’s beyond our expectations.”

    Sinsaenum is led by Frédéric Leclercq (virtuoso bassplayer of London-based Power Metallers DRAGONFORCE) and Joey Jordison (VIMIC, formerly of SLIPKNOT) - the line up also features Attilla Csihar CSIHAR (Mayhem SUNNO))), Sean Zatorsky (DÅÅTH / Chimaira) and is completed by Heimoth (Seth).

     Devil You Know For UK Headline Tour.

    Devil You Know.Thursday 14th July 2016
    After a few years of being forced to cancel their UK shows, DEVIL YOU KNOW are now exclusively focusing on the UK market with an extensive headlining run starting Jan 10th, 2017 in small clubs to bring a very intimate experience to their fans. The appropriately helmed "Third Time's A Charm" tour features The Westfield Massacre (first UK appearance) and UK based titans, Wearing Scars and Brutai, in the opening slots. 

    Francesco Artusato (guitars) states: "This is our very first official headlining UK tour of our band's career and we are looking forward to performing a lot of new material from They Bleed Red, some of which has yet to be ever played live. We can't wait to finally be able to give our amazing UK fans the hour-long, full DYK live experience in an intimate setting and these shows are not to be missed.The supporting bands for these shows are killer from top to bottom and it's something that I am going to watch every night as well. It will also be our first time touring in Russia, which is going to be insane.
    We can't wait to meet you all in what will officially mark the last tour of the They Bleed Red touring cycle. We have so much new music that we are going to turn around a new album to get back out summer of 2017. We are also offering VIP ticketing packages at each show, where for only $50 you get a guaranteed group photo with the band, as many autographed items as you like and a free t-shirt of your choice from our merch booth. I am also doing private guitar lessons before each show."


    Meet and greets will be at 6PM sharp each day. All VIP packages will be on-sale Friday via the following link:
    www.devilyouknow.soundrink.com 
     
    Full dates as follows, general tickets on sale this Friday 15th July via ticket links below:
    DEVIL YOU KNOW w/The Westfield Massacre, Wearing Scars, Brutai
    Jan 10th – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms 
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/devil-you-know-10-01-17-craufurd-arms-mk/the-craufurd-arms/999574
    Jan 11th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
    http://thewaterfrontstudio.ticketabc.com/events/devil-you-know/
    Jan 12th – York, Fibbers
    www.ticketweb.co.uk
    Jan 13th – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
    http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/zre1401
    Jan 14th – Manchester, Sound Control
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/devil-you-know/sound-control/999572
    Jan 15th – Chester, The Live Rooms
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/devil-you-know/the-live-rooms/1000080
    Jan 17th – Glasgow (Scotland), G2
    http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Devil-You-Know-tickets/artist/1957991
    Jan 18th – Newcastle, The Cluny
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/devil-you-know-featuring-howard-jones-/the-cluny/999579 
    Jan 19th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
    http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/devil-you-know-tickets
    Jan 20th – Sheffield, Corporation
    www.corporation.org.uk 
    Jan 21st – London, Underworld
    myticket.co.uk  
    Jan 23rd – Swansea (Wales), The Scene
    thesceneclub.co.uk 
    Jan 24th – Bristol, The Fleece
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/devil-you-know/the-fleece/998351
    Jan 25th – Southampton, Engine Rooms
    http://www.seetickets.com/event/devil-you-know/engine-rooms/998352 


    Check out the video for 'The Way We Die' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG8DzO1gJ4g 

     Motionless In White Release Video For '570'.

    Motionless In White.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Roadrunner Records' latest signings, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have unveiled a new video for brand new track, '570'.  You can check it out here - https://youtu.be/7Na3sECLYI8.  

    The band signed to Roadrunner last month, commenting; "We are very honoured to finally announce that we have signed with Roadrunner Records. Over the past few months, we've had the privilege of getting to know the hard working team that makes up Roadrunner, and felt a connection with their company immediately. It has been a dream of MIW for years to someday sign with their label, and we are elated to find that it is a perfect home for the band to continue building our career. We are very excited to start this new chapter and to keep working hard every day with Roadrunner by our side. Thank you to Roadrunner Records for opening your home to us, and thank you to all of the fans that have supported our band tirelessly over the years. Your support and contributions have helped lead to all of these amazing developments taking place for our band. We're looking forward to many more years of this with all of you."

    MOTIONLESS IN WHITE are currently on the road in the US for Warped Tour, but are also working on their long awaited fourth studio album slated for 2017.  '570' marks the band's first new material since 2014's chart-topping 'Reincarnate' which debuted at #9 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200. 

     Bouncing Souls Release New Track 'Writing On The Wall' And Announce UK Tour.

    Bouncing Souls.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Legendary New Jersey punks, The Bouncing Souls, have teamed with Stereogum to premiere another anthemic new track from their upcoming tenth full length, Simplicity, due out 29th July via Rise Records.

    You can listen to writing on the wall here
    "Writing On The Wall" finds The Bouncing Souls in top form. The song displays the band's knack for starting with a punk rock backbone and injecting it with some rock & roll spirit. Its Springstreen-esque intro is an indication of the vast well of influences that The Souls pull from, while its infectious refrain is, as Stereogum put it, "exactly the sort of monster-chorus pummeler these guys made their name cranking out." This combination of spontaneity and experience is the hallmark of Simplicity. 

    Preorders for Simplicity are available nowThe Bouncing Souls will be hitting the road soon with upcoming European and UK tour dates, as well as several US shows, including the band's own Stoked For The Summer shows in Asbury Park, NJ.  

    You can see Bouncing Souls in the UK on the following dates:
     
    2nd August The Parish, Huddersfield
    3rd August Stereo, Glasgow
    4th August Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
    5th August The Exchange, Bristol
    6th August Underworld, London
    7th August Fighting Cocks, Kingston

     Tim Commerford Unleashes Video For 'Generation Fucked'.

    Tim Commerford.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Commerford's new politically charged Punk Rock trio Wakrat (pronounced wôk•rat) have unveiled a new lyric video for the track 'Generation Fucked" taken from their forthcoming debut album on Earache Records.

    The hard-hitting and controversial video depicts the sorry state of humanity in the 21st century and the bleak future of this generation with imagery of 9/11, the UK exiting the European union and dangerous political elites.

    Watch the new lyric video for "Generation Fucked" here: https://youtu.be/8vP1NuWX4xA

    Wakrat have also announced details of their much anticipated debut album which is due for release on November 8th 2016 to coincide with the US General Election.

    Notorious for his infamous bass lines in Rage Against The Machine, Commerford fronts Wakrat on vocals and bass over a tight mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock, fuelled by political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority.

    Wakrat will make their UK live debut on Tuesday July 26 in a one-night-only appearance at The Black Heart in Camden with all proceeds from the gig going towards the homeless charity Shelter.  Tickets are priced at £10 and are available from https://dice.fm/event/wakrat-26th-jul-the-black-heart-london-tickets.  The evening will also feature DJ sets from Scuzz TV presenter Jon Mahon.

    Wakrat will be opening the 27 date #MakeAmericaRageAgain tour with Tim's other band, Prophets Of Rage later this summer meaning that Commerford will be pulling double duty. Prophets of Rage have also promised to gatecrash The Republican Party Convention on July 19 to protest about Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    Pre order the self-titled album "Wakrat" Out November 8th from here: https://earache.com/wakrat

     Stream Motley Crue The End.

    Motley Crue.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Global Digital Pay-Per-View Stream Kicks Off at www.motley.com The Same Day

    – Beginning July 16, music fans can experience the final performance from iconic rock band Mötley Crüe during a month-long online run of "Mötley Crüe: The End." The once-in-a-lifetime event – held at the sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve 2015.

    Fans around the world will be able to catch all the action from Mötley Crüe's final show via a digital PPV stream of "Mötley Crüe: The End" at http://motley.com/. In addition to the live show fans will also be treated to behind-the-scenes footage of the band's final performance night.  Relive the legendary rock icons final show online beginning July 16th at http://motley.com/ 

    Completing their 35-year touring career as a band, this epic concert viewing experience gives Mötley Crüe's fans a chance to relive mega-hits such as "Kickstart My Heart," "Girls Girls Girls," "Home Sweet Home" and "Dr. Feelgood." In January, 2014, Mötley Crüe held a press conference announcing their Final Tour, complete with a "cessation of touring" agreement signed by all members prohibiting any and all future live engagements under the Mötley Crüe name. Mötley Crüe's two-year concert trek saw the band — Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums) — perform across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia) for a total of more than 164 shows in 72 markets grossing over $100 million.

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

    "Mötley Crüe: The End" was produced by Nate Parienti and Live Alliance, directed by Christian Lamb with Jeff Tremaine, creator of the "Jackass"series, directing the documentary segment. For more information about the band visit www.motley.com. For artwork/photos related to "Mötley Crüe: The End," visit the Fathom Events press site.  Watch the trailer here.

     Avatar Announce UK And European Tour.

    Avatar.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Sweden's very own AVATAR just announced a European headline tour this Autumn. The band will hit the road in November & December to promote their groundbreaking latest album 'Feathers & Flesh' which was released via Another Century in May 2016.

    Tickets will be on sale soon, here are the dates:

    21.11. Belfast (UK) - Oh Yeah Music Centre
    22.11. Dublin (IE) - Voodoo Lounge Dublin
    23.11. London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington
    24.11. Liverpool (UK) - O2 Academy Liverpool
    25.11. Glasgow (UK) - O2 ABC Glasgow
    27.11. Oxford (UK) - O2 Academy Oxford
    28.11. Sheffield (UK) -  O2 Academy Sheffield

    02.12. Milano (IT) - Legend Club Milano
    03.12. Lyon (FR) - Ninkasi Kao
    05.12. Paris (FR) - Trabendo
    06.12. Strasbourg (FR) -  Laiterie La
    07.12. Nijmegen (NL) - Doornroosjee
    08.12. Ludwigsburg (DE) - Rockfabrik
    09.12. Munich (DE) - BackStage Club
    10.12. Berlin (DE) - Musik & Frieden
    13.12. Copenhagen (DK) - Pumpehuset
    14.12. Oslo (NO) - Rockefeller
    16.12. Göteborg (SE) - Sticky Fingers

     MassMatiks To Support Don Broco.

    MassMatiks.Thursday 14th July 2016
    MassMatiks have been announced as main support to Don Broco as part of their upcoming Priorities / Automatic tour of the UK.

    The explosive London four-piece will join Don Broco as they play a very special 20-date UK headline tour, where they will be calling at 10 cities across the country, playing consecutive nights in each town.

    MassMatiks recently released the video for their second single '4AM', which was premiered on Rock Sound. Laced with lead singer George Peploe's fiery British, invective-spitting vocals, '4AM' is another serving of hard-hitting UK rock that sits proudly alongside fellow UK contemporaries such as Slaves and Royal Blood.

    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    The band recently supported fellow rockers Rory Indiana in June and headline in London tonight at The Old Blue Last. 

    This is a true band of the people, highlighting social injustice, oozing with raw honesty and not ones to lend themselves to a specific scene, sound or genre. With a raft of new music and even more shows to come this year, keep a watchful eye out for MassMatiks.

    TOUR DATES 
    13/07 – London, Old Blue Last
    (supporting Don Broco)
    24/07 – Manchester, Gorilla (SOLD-OUT)
    25/07 – Manchester, Gorilla (SOLD-OUT)
    26/07 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
    27/07 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
    28/07 – Newcastle, Riverside
    29/07 – Newcastle, Riverside
    31/07 – Birmingham, Institute
    01/08 – Birmingham, Institute
    03/08 – Leeds, Key Club (SOLD-OUT)
    04/08 – Leeds, Key Club (SOLD-OUT)
    05/08 – Bedford, Esquires (SOLD-OUT)
    06/08 – Bedford, Esquires (SOLD-OUT)
    08/08 – London, Islington Academy (SOLD-OUT)
    09/08 – London, Islington Academy (SOLD-OUT)
    10/08 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
    11/08 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
    13/08 – Norwich, Open
    14/08 – Norwich, Open
    15/08 – Bristol, Marble Factory
    16/08 – Bristol, Marble Factory

     Good Charlotte Release New Music Video.

    Good Charlotte.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have revealed a new video for "Life Can't Get Much Better" taken from their highly anticipated new album "Youth Authority" out on July 15th on MDDN Records / Kobalt.  

    The band also announced a handful of shows in the UK ahead of their performances at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals. Good Charlotte will be joined on these dates by Waterparks, Big Jesus and Roam in support. What an exciting line up of some incredibly talented up and coming bands!  

    Dates are as follows:
    August
    22nd London, O2 Forum (Limited tickets still available)
    24th Glasgow, O2 Academy
    25th Manchester, O2 Ritz - SOLD OUT
    26th Leeds Festival
    27th Birmingham, O2 Institute - SOLD OUT
    28th Reading Festival

    The band are also be offering VIP Meet and Greet and merchandise packages for these shows. These tickets will fly so be quick!
    http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/good-charlotte/
    Those who pre-order the album (ORDER HERE) will be rewarded with instant grat downloads of "Makeshift Love", "40 oz. Dream", "Life Can't Get Much Better", "Life Changes". Special album pre-order bundles including exclusive merchandise items are available HERE.


    Check out the great videos from Good Charlotte here:
    "40oz Dream"
    "40oz Dream" Lyric Video
    "Life Changes"
    "Makeshift Love"
    "MakeShift Love" Lyric Video
    "Life Can't Get Much Better" - Lyric Video

     The Quireboys Announce New Album 'Twisted Love'.

    Quireboys.Thursday 14th July 2016
    The summer of 2016 is the time to fall in love all over again as The Quireboys rediscover their passion for quintessential British rock and roll.

    Produced by The Quireboys and Martin Ekelund, the new full length "Twisted Love" lays bare a collective desire to win the hearts and minds of long-time fans and secret admirers alike. It's the sound of six musicians bound by the past and excited by the future. Unashamedly loud and justifiably proud, "Twisted Love" celebrates a legacy and adds to a legend.

    The band's 10th studio album marks a welcome return to a time when the Quireboys rocked – and rocked hard. "There are no ballads this time", confesses front-man Spike, "I approached the songwriting from a different angle and it felt good. There's a lot of passion there." A bullish reworking of crowd favourites "Gracie B" reinforces the point. More akin to the thumping live version beloved of fans far and wide, it's dominated by the driving guitars of Paul Guerin and fellow six-stringer Guy Griffin.

    Title track "Twisted Love" – released as the lead single – sees Griffin, Guerin and front-man Spike join forces to deliver one of the darkest Quireboys anthems to date. Featuring the sultry backing vocals of blues-rock chanteuse Lynne Jackamann, it's a song that shimmers from start to finish. But highlights are everywhere on this bold record: "Ghost Train" takes the listener on a bluesy, Hammond-sound-tracked journey to the band's classic era, while the rock and soul of slow-brooding set closer "Midnight Collective" is simply sublime.

    Once again the stark Swedish town of Klippan provided the perfect bolt hole for a band focused on following up 2015's critically acclaimed St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul with an equally compelling – yet creatively distinct – Quireboys record. "We locked ourselves away again and worked our arses off," said Guerin. "We perform well under pressure. And I have to give immense credit to Spike – the lyrics on "Twisted Love" are some of his best ever."

    Enjoying a richly deserved renaissance, The Quireboys continue to tour extensively and write records that will stand the test of time. With a line-up that's built to last – Keith Weir (keyboards), Nick Mailing (bass) and Dave McCluskey (drums) complementing Spike, Griffin and Guerin – the days of proving their critics wrong are long gone. "We used to worry about what everyone else used to say," said Griffin. "Now we don't waste time on those people who still don't get what we're all about. Our time is too precious and its time to be positive."

    Twisted Love is released via Off Yer Rocka Recordings on 2nd September 2016.

     This Wild Life Announce 'Low Tides' Album.

    NThis Wild Life.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Indie alternative rock duo This Wild Life announce 'Low Tides' their eagerly anticipated new album set to be released on September 9th.

    The music video for 'Pull Me Out' the first track revealed from 'Low Tides' is available now on YouTube. Fans can pre-order 'Low Tides' now at iTunes and receive 'Pull Me Out' as an instant download. Album bundles are also available for pre-order on the band's official site at thiswildlifeband.com.

    Anthony Del Grosso and Kevin Jordan recorded 'Low Tides' with producer/engineer Aaron Marsh of Copeland. "We went into this album much more open-minded than we did on the last one because we've listened to so much new music over the past three years," says Jordan. The album was mixed and mastered with additional production and engineering by Jason Suwito of Sir Sly. 'Low Tides' follows the release of This Wild Life's Epitaph debut, 'Clouded', which charted as the #1 Top New Artist, #1 Top Alternative New Artist, #49 Digital Album, and the #17 Independent Album at Billboard.

    Since forming in Long Beach, California in 2010, the duo has developed a dedicated audience with over 34 million album streams, 32 million YouTube views, 400k social media followers, and a multitude of shows for their fans worldwide. With all of this it is clear that This Wild Life is primed for the spotlight.

    This Wild Life will tour in support of 'Low Tides' with details forthcoming.

     Crossfaith For Edinburgh Metal Party.

    Crossfaith.Thursday 14th July 2016
    Crossfaith have been announced as this year's Edinburgh Metal Party headliners, appearing on the bill above Hacktivist, Certain Death and Dead Lies.  

    Home of Edinburgh's cult metal parties, EMP is part of The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 and was born out of a love for alternative/heavy music.  It takes place on August 29th, shortly after Crossfaith take to The Pit stage at this years Reading and Leeds festivals.

    Vocalist Kenta Koie comments, “Edinburgh Metal Party will be amazing! It’s the best way to finish the weekend where we will play Reading & Leeds, and we can’t wait to bring something special to all our friends in Scotland. Let’s go!”

    Crossfaith Live

    26th August - Reading Festival
    27th August - Leeds Festival
    29th August - Edinburgh Metal Party 

     Periphery Release New Video 'Marigold'.

    Periphery.Thursday 14th July 2016
    PERIPHERY, are set to release their fifth album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty', on July 22 via Century Media Records. The band has launched an amazing video clip for the track 'Marigold', which was directed by Wes Richardson, who previously did the videos for 'Scarlet' and 'Alpha'.

    Check out the video here: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQqIF0yVtzc&feature=youtu.be

    If you preorder a digital version of 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' on iTunes or Amazon you will get instant access to the songs 'The Price Is Wrong' and 'Marigold'.
    iTUNES - http://smarturl.it/PSDitunes
    Amazon MP3 - http://smarturl.it/PSDamazonMP3

    Physical preorders are up as well:
    CMDistro - http://smarturl.it/PeripheryIIICMDistro 
    Amazon - http://smarturl.it/PSDAMAZON 
    And you can get some sweet bundles at Impericon: smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon

    'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' track listing:
    1.    The Price is Wrong
    2.    Motormouth
    3.    Marigold
    4.    The Way The News Goes…
    5.    Remain Indoors
    6.    Habitual Line-Stepper
    7.    Flatline
    8.    Absolomb
    9.    Catch Fire
    10.  Prayer Position
    11.  Lune

    You can also check out the following two previously released songs:
    'The Price Is Wrong' (Lyric Video): https://youtu.be/_9gHHGqxJog
    'Flatline' (Album Track): https://youtu.be/8I68wgJB4U8

     Natives Back With New Single 'Stop The Rain'

    Natives.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    New Forest tribal pop quartet Natives have released the video for their brand new single 'Stop The Rain', released on July 29 via LAB / The Santi Collective. The video premiered yesterday with the Independent, who called it a "slice of euphoric pop" and in under 24 hours has already clocked-up almost 30,000 views.

    Filmed in a variety of beautiful settings in Morocco, the video captures Natives' recent trip to the country, an experience that proved hugely influential on the band's forthcoming second album, full details of which will be announced soon.

    Guitarist Jack Fairbrother explains 'Stop The Rain' further: "There's a lot of negativity and xenophobia in the world at the moment so it feels like the perfect time to share a positive story about mixing with other cultures.

    "Our love for percussion led us to Morocco, a Muslim country where the Arabic East meets sub-Saharan Africa. We instantly fell in love with the rhythm of the place, from the main squares to the mountains, everything had a beat. We met Berbers in Agadir, where drumming circles are a part of everyday social life and were captivated by the way rhythm was used to bring people together and tell stories. This idea, coupled with the welcoming warmth of the culture formed the heart and soul of 'Stop The Rain'.

    "The people we met couldn't have made us feel more welcome, we were repeatedly invited to play music with locals who were keen to pass on their techniques and knowledge and often invited us into their homes to share stories. It was a life-changing experience for us and completely reinforced our outlook on community, culture and the world. We hope you enjoy 'Stop The Rain' as much as we enjoyed creating it."

    WATCH 'STOP THE RAIN' HERE

    Natives' highly-praised debut album Indoor War was released in 2014 and saw the band build a sizeable fanbase across the UK. Having taken their time writing and recording its follow-up, Natives released a new track 'Chasing Lions' in March, which was the first taste of their brand new worldly pop sound.

    'Stop The Rain' sees Natives delivering an irresistible new pop sensibility with an enthralling and life-affirming message, and is the second instalment of what's to come from the collective's forthcoming 20-track concept album. An ambitious and remarkable record, it will be accompanied by a novel, furthering the story around which the album has been constructed.

     Crystal Castles Announce Fourth Studio Album.

    Crystal Castles.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Crystal Castles have unveiled details of their fourth studio album Amnesty (I) alongside new single 'Char', which premiered last night (July 11th) as Annie Mac's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1.  The single is available to stream now and download when pre-ordering the album HERE.

    Following visual previews of new songs 'Femen' and 'Concrete', 'Char' is the first single to be unveiled from the forthcoming album, the follow up to 2012's critically acclaimed III. An electronic lullaby that is both hard-hitting and tender at the same time, with poignant vocals from Edith Frances, 'Char' is quintessential Crystal Castles at their best.

    Known for their chaotic live shows and visceral, melancholic homemade productions, Crystal Castles released a trilogy of critically acclaimed albums between 2008-2013. Their last album III was the Tumblr and Hype Machine album of the year for 2013, and NME's #4 album of the year. In 2015 they released the standalone tracks 'Frail' and 'Deicide', with new member Edith Frances.

    Across its 12 tracks, Amnesty (I) explores the sonic and atmospheric range that we have learned to expect from a Crystal Castles record. From gothic electronic paeans to distorted digital raves, from cinematic synth and noise crescendos to hip hop and trap infused synth pop, it is uniformly compelling, uncompromising and anchored in feeling.

    In support of the album, Crystal Castles have announced a run of European and US live dates. Having played only a small handful of shows in the past two years, the dates present an opportunity to experience new songs from the forthcoming album.

    Amnesty (I) is released on August 19th, 2016.

    Track listing
    1. Femen
    2. Fleece
    3. Char
    4. Enth
    5. Sadist
    6. Teach Her How To Hunt
    7. Chloroform
    8. Frail
    9. Concrete
    10. Ornament
    11. Kept
    12. Their Kindness Is Charade

     Beartooth Release Video For 'Hated'.

    Beartooth.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Following their incredible performance on the main stage at this year's Download Festival - Ohio hardcore mob Beartooth (who also won Best Breakthrough Artist at this year's Metal Hammer Golden Gods) are excited to reveal their new video for "Hated", for sure a fan favourite and highlight on their acclaimed sophomore album "Aggressive".  You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0ao8FCW-Qk&sns=em

    Beartooth will also be giving fans a taste of Aggressive on their run of live dates this December.
     
    December

    8th  London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
    9th  Leeds, Beckett
    10th Glasgow, Garage
    11th Birmingham, O2 Institute
    12th Manchester, O2 Ritz
    13th Southampton, Engine Rooms
    14th Cardiff, Tramshed
    16th Dublin, The Academy
    17th Belfast, Limelight

    They will be joined on the tour by Vanna and Trash Boat. Tickets are on sale at www.beartoothtickets.com.

    In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo's basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music's stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. They've earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten daytime airplay across the globe and been named a "New Artist You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone.

    For Aggressive (Out now on Red Bull Records), Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album's 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

     Wacken 2015 DVD Out Now.

    Wacken 15.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Louder Than Hell and also Rain or Shine, both are W:O:A  slogans and true it is, a great festival that will enlighten also in 2016  again 75.000 Metalheads having the best time of their summer.

    Just in time for this year's festival

    Live At Wacken 2015 – 26 Years Louder Than Hell

    will be released and everyone can reminisce and indulge oneself with this fabulous line up. So many highlights and the heart of every fans is gonna beat faster.  Where else do you get such load of springing charge and concentrated passion of the coolest heavy and rock bands? And with this release you are not only enjoying the CD you can also watch the bands again on the double DVD.  Just to drop some names: Judas Priest, In Flames, Annihilator, Danko Jones, Uli Jon Roth, Europe, Cradle Of Filth, and newcomers like Beyond The Black and many, many more.  
    On 8 stages, more than 120 bands were performing. Gigantic!
    This DVD can only cover an excerpt of all the performances , otherwise it would go far beyond the scope but be sure that everything you want is on there!
    This double live DVD / CD is a must have for all fans!

    Formats:       2 DVD/2 CD DVD Digipack
                            2 Blu-Ray / 2CD BR-Digipack
                            Standard Digital Audio (35 tracks)
                            Longform Video
     
     
    Technical details for DVD and Blu-Ray:
    NTSC/Dolby Digital 5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0/ Stereo PCM/ Region Code 0/
    FSK 12/ total running time: ca. 261 minutes

    Tracklisting:

    DVD1 / Blu-ray1:
    01. JUDAS PRIEST – Painkiller
    02. IN FLAMES – Paralyzed
    03. IN FLAMES - Everything's Gone
    04. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
    05. AMORPHIS - Magic And Mayhem
    06. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
    07. RUNNING WILD - Riding The Storm
    08. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
    09. BEYOND THE BLACK - Songs Of Love And Death
    10. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ – Horsemen
    11. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
    12. ANNIHILATOR - Creepin' Again
    13. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
    14. DEATH ANGEL - Voracious Soul
    15. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
    16. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
    17. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
    18. SABATON - To Hell And Back
    19. SABATON - Night Witches
    20. DANKO JONES - The Twisting Knife
    21. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
    22. ULI JON ROTH - Dark Lady
    23. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
    24. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
    25. EUROPE - War Of Kings
    26. EUROPE - The Second Day

    DVD2 / Blu-ray2:
    01. BIOHAZARD - How It Is
    02. BIOHAZARD – Punishment
    03. KATAKLYSM - As I Slither
    04. KATAKLYSM - To Reign Again
    05. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Scourge Of Iron
    06. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Evisceration Plague
    07. CRADLE OF FILTH - Burn In A Burial Gown
    08. CRADLE OF FILTH - Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids
    09. ANAAL NATHRAKH – Idol
    10. SKINDRED - Kill The Power
    11. SKINDRED - Proceed With Caution
    12. OOMPH! - Augen auf
    13. OOMPH! - Gott ist ein Popstar
    14. SANTIANO - Gott muss ein Seemann sein
    15. SANTIANO - Lieder der Freiheit
    16. IN EXTREMO - Himmel und Hölle
    17. IN EXTREMO – Feuertaufe
    18. KÄRBHOLZ - Ich hör mir beim Leben zu
    19. GODSIZED - Welcome To Hell
    20. THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell
    21. MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose The Swans
    22. MANTAR - Into The Golden Abyss
    23. SAVAGE MACHINE - Prisoners Of War (METAL BATTLE)
    24. BLAAKYUM - Baal Adon (METAL BATTLE)
    25. METAPRISM - Reload (METAL BATTLE)
    26. WALKWAYS - Half The Man I Am (METAL BATTLE)
    27. VESPERIA - Iron Saga (METAL BATTLE)

    CD1:
    01. JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller
    02. IN FLAMES - Paralyzed
    03. AMORPHIS - My Kantele
    04. RUNNING WILD - Under Jolly Roger
    05. BEYOND THE BLACK - Rage Before The Storm
    06. ARCHITECTS OF CHAOZ - Horsemen
    07. ARMORED SAINT - Left Hook From Right Field
    08. ANNIHILATOR - Alison Hell
    09. DEATH ANGEL - Buried Alive
    10. EXUMER - Possessed By Fire
    11. BURGERKILL - Under The Scars
    12. SABATON - To Hell And Back
    13. DANKO JONES - Full Of Regret
    14. ULI JON ROTH - Virgin Killer
    15. THE POODLES - Night Of Passion
    16. EUROPE - War Of Kings

    CD2:
    01. BIOHAZARD - How It Is
    02. KATAKLYSM - To Reign Again
    03. CANNIBAL CORPSE - Evisceration Plague
    04. CRADLE OF FILTH - Burn In A Burial Gown
    05. ANAAL NATHRAKH – Idol
    06. SKINDRED - Proceed With Caution
    07. OOMPH! - Gott ist ein Popstar
    08. SANTIANO - Gott muss ein Seemann sein
    09. IN EXTREMO - Himmel und Hölle
    10. KÄRBHOLZ - Ich hör mir beim Leben zu
    11. GODSIZED - Welcome To Hell
    12. THE ANSWER - Raise A Little Hell
    13. MY DYING BRIDE - Turn Loose The Swans
    14. MANTAR - Into The Golden Abyss
    15. SAVAGE MACHINE - Prisoners Of War (METAL BATTLE)
    16. BLAAKYUM - Baal Adon (METAL BATTLE)
    17. METAPRISM - Reload (METAL BATTLE)
    18. WALKWAYS - Half The Man I Am (METAL BATTLE)
    19. VESPERIA - Iron Saga (METAL BATTLE)

     Wakrat To Make Live UK Debut.

    Wakrat.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Commerford's new politically charged Punk Rock trio Wakrat (pronounced wôk•rat) will make their UK live debut on Tuesday 26th July in a one-night-only appearance at The Black Heart in Camden, with all proceeds going towards the homeless charity Shelter.

    Notorious for his infamous bass lines in Rage Against The Machine, Commerford fronts Wakrat on vocals and bass over a tight mix of punchy rhythmic and dynamic punk rock, fueled by political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority.  Commerford said "We are gearing up to be on the offensive.  Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid.  Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored. Understood?"

    In 2010 Rage Against The Machine donated all the proceeds from their Christmas #1 single to Shelter after Jon and Tracy Morter's Facebook campaign launched 'Killing In The Name' to the #1 spot toppling Simon Cowell and his X Factor monopoly.

    Wakrat will open the 27 date #MakeAmericaRageAgain tour with Tim's other band, Prophets Of Rage later this summer meaning that Commerford will be pulling double duty. Prophets Of Rage have also promised to gatecrash The Republican Party Convention on July 19 to protest about Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Wakrat, signed to UK based Earache Records, will release their debut album on November 8th to coincide with the US Election.

    Tickets for the gig on Tuesday 26th July at the Black Heart in Camden are priced at £10 and will go on sale on 12th July 2016 at 10 a.m. from
    https://dice.fm/event/wakrat-26th-jul-the-black-heart-london-tickets

    Listen to the track 'Generation Fucked' from the forthcoming debut album here:
    https://earache.com/wakrat

     Vader Release New EP 'Iron Times' Artwork.

    Vader.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Polish death metal legends Vader recently announced a special single as part of an EP release, taken from their upcoming album ‘The Empire’.

    The full EP is titled ‘Iron Times’ and will include the following songs:

    Side A
    01. Parabellum
    02. Prayer To The God Of War
    Side B
    01. Piesc I Stal
    02. Overkill

    The band have revealed the intricate cover artwork for ‘Iron Times’ EP. It is created by renowned artist Joe Petagno, who also made the artwork for Vader's latest EP ‘Go To Hell’.

    The ‘Iron Times’ EP digital version will be released on August 12th via Nuclear Blast.
    You can pre-order ‘Iron Times’ EP HERE.

    Vader’s front man Piotr Wiwczarek states:
    ”I am so excited to announce the new Vader album, which will be released by Nuclear Blast again! ‘The Empire’ - which is the title of the upcoming full length - is due to be out at the end of November 2016. However, we have also prepared a special EP called ’Iron Times’ to be released in August! There are two new tracks included on the EP, plus two bonus songs. Joe Petagno himself created the amazing cover artwork.”


    aATTENTION: NEW RELEASE DATEa
    Vader recently announced the release for their new studio album, ‘The Empire’. The follow up record to their highly acclaimed 2014 album, ‘Tibi Et Igni’, and it was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) and produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski.

    ‘The Empire’ will be released on November 4th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

     Crobot Release Artwork For New Album 'Welcome To Fat City''.

    Crobot.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    As Brandon continues his campaign for mayor of Fat City he's needing to throw in a few distractions to make things as good as gravy. Check out the first top secret council video from Crobot HQ here:
    https://youtu.be/urJnOLPq0EU 

    With that in mind Crobot have just unveiled their trippy psychedelic artwork for upcoming album 'Welcome To Fat City'

    Recorded with producer, Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Every Time I Die), and mixed by engineer Alan Moulder (Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Them Crooked Vultures, Led Zeppelin), Welcome To Fat City is due for release September 23 via Nuclear Blast (UK/EU) and Wind-Up Records (US).

    The artwork for the album, once again by guitarist Chris Bishop, features his otherworldly anamorphic psychedelic illustrations that, when held up to a special reflective sleeve that comes with the vinyl, reveal the Spaceborne Killer (a fictitious character that their first record was based off). "We wanted to do something completely different and not take ourselves too seriously... I was going for a Simpsons on acid feel," states Bishop. "If the Simpsons aren't already on enough acid. I really wanted it to have a graffiti/ street art feel to play into the album name. I spent a lot of time hiding anamorphic images and messages in the art as well, so hopefully our fans have fun finding those Easter eggs. Some of my inspirations for the album art are people like Dallas artist Michael Reeder, who does some of my favorite portrait styled street art, and Broken Fingaz Crew from Israel who do a lot of propaganda styled stuff. Much respect to those guys."

    Check out the lyric video for first single 'Not For Sale' 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWJsWO9c82o

    Welcome To Fat City tracklisting:
    1. 01 Welcome To Fat City
    2. 02 Play It Cool
    3. 03 Easy Money
    4. 04 Not For Sale
    5. 05 Hold On For Dear Life
    6. 06 Temple In The Sky
    7. 07 Right Between The Eyes
    8. 08 Blood On The Snow
    9. 09 Steal The Show
    10. 10 Moment Of Truth
    11. 11 Plague Of The Mammoths

     Deaf Havana Back With New Single 'Sing'.

    Deaf Havana.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    "We're going to sing like we mean it, 'cos I mean it this time," sings James Veck-Gilodi on Deaf Havana's earth-shaking new single, Sing. "I know I took you for granted but I hope I can change my mind..."

    Sing is the sound of a band channelling three years of frustration into the biggest, boldest statement of their career so far. It takes all of Deaf Havana's traditional qualities – soaring melodies, witty lyrics, an uncanny ability to make an emotional connection with rock's heartland audience – and bolts on a riff so monstrous you can already hear this summer's festival crowds going crazy for it.

    That riff – which Veck-Gilodi says came from him subconsciously tapping into his inner Smashing Pumpkin – began as a fun doodle in rehearsals. Although the frontman initially thought it was too heavy to ever work in a DH song, he soon realised the band needed to expand its horizons.

    2013's brilliant Old Souls album had successfully catapulted the band into the UK rock big league. It crashed into the Top 10 of the UK's Official Albums Chart, earned rave reviews for its bravura songwriting and saw the band sell out ever bigger venues, appear higher up the bill at festivals and even support Veck-Gilodi's hero, Bruce Springsteen.

    "It made us feel like a proper band," says Veck-Gilodi, after Deaf Havana's many years on the fringes of the scene. "It stepped away from that emo-y world; there were a lot more layers to it and the songwriting was much more mature."

    "This album needs to take us to a higher level," asserts Veck-Gilodi. "Not necessarily in terms of chart positions, because I don't care about that. I just can't wait for people to hear the album. We appreciate the fact that everyone's waited this out with us. It's going to be great."

    Because, this time around, Deaf Havana don't just mean it, they mean business too.

    Deaf Havana - Sing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPWtbQMXk28

     Every Time I Die Announce December UK And European Tour.

    Every Time I Die.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    American hardcore band Every Time I Die has announced a European tour for December this year.

    The band will be kicking off the tour on December 2nd in Germany (Cologne) and playing in the Netherlands and Belgium, before heading to Southend on December 8th for an extensive tour of United Kingdom. The full list of dates is below.

    December 2nd, 2016                   Cologne, Luxor, DE
    December 3rd, 2016                    Berlin, Cassiopeia, DE
    December 4th, 2016                    Hamburg, Hafenklang, DE
    December 5th, 2016                    Eindhoven, Dynamo, NL
    December 6th, 2016                    Antwerp, Kavka, BE
    December 8th, 2016                    Southend, Chinnerys, UK
    December 9th, 2016                    Norwich, Owl Sanctuary, UK
    December 10th, 2016                  London, Brooklyn Bowl, UK
    December 11th, 2016                  Brighton, The Haunt, UK
    December 12th, 2016                  Cardiff, The Globe, UK
    December 14th, 2016                  Derby, The Venue, UK
    December 15th, 2016                  Doncaster, Vintage Bar, UK
    December 16th, 2016                  Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, UK
    December 17th, 2016                  Manchester, Gorilla, UK
    December 18th, 2016                  Glasgow, King Tuts, UK
    December 19th, 2016                  Newcastle, Riverside, UK
    December 20th, 2016                  Huddersfield, The Parish, UK

    Every Time I Die will be touring in support of their upcoming album Low Teens, which will be released on September 23. Rolling Stone magazine premiered the new song "The Coin Has a Say" a few weeks ago. You can watch the video HERE.

    Low Teens' razor-sharp sound and auditory barbarism was abetted by engineer and producer Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed). Low Teens' guest vocalists further demonstrate these polarized extremes, with formidable bellower Tim Singer (Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, No Escape) roaring alongside Buckley on opening track "Fear and Trembling" and longtime friend Brendan Urie (Panic! at the Disco) providing a melodic counterpoint on "It Remembers". Yes, Every Time I Die has always juggled hardcore urgency, metal brutalism, and rock melodies, but never has it felt this instinctive or this vicious. The pressure drop that yielded Low Teens could have crippled a lesser band, but Every Time I Die weathered the winter to deliver their strongest offering to date because of, not in spite of, these hardships and roadblocks.

    Pre-orders for Low Teens are available at http://lowteens.com/ Every Time I Die will be on the Vans Warped Tour in the U.S. all summer.

     Casey Announce Debut Album 'Love Is Not Enough'.

    Casey.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    South Wales' CASEY recently signed to Hassle Records and they've now announced the forthcoming release of their debut album. Titled 'Love Is Not Enough', the record will be released on 23rd September and is available for preorder now, including two limited-quantity 12" vinyl colour variants and a number of bundle options.

    The first track to be revealed from 'Love Is Not Enough' is the visceral 'Ceremony', which got its first public airing on Daniel P Carter's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night and features Michael McGough of Being As An Ocean providing guest vocals. According to vocalist Tom Weaver, the composition "vents the frustration that accompanies realising an extensive period of emotional oppression and manipulation has been suffered under the guise of a sincere relationship. The opening verse describes how an unrequited affection was pursued in the belief that true love prevails. This only led into disappointment and disenfranchisement."

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

     Parkway Drive To Release Deluxe Version Of 'IRE'.

    Parkway Drive.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Parkway Drive will release a deluxe version of their latest album IRE, available digitally on July 15.  The digital deluxe edition will feature 2 brand new tracks "Devil's Calling" and "Into the Dark", plus a remix of "A Deathless Song (featuring Jenna McDougall).

    IRE has been certified gold in Australia and it is clear why. The Australian powerhouse tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. IRE is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in front man Winston McCall's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve.
     Ire had entered the official German Albums Chart at number 8, Belgium at number 16, United Kingdom at 23, Sweden at 60 and The Netherlands at number 75, making it the band's highest charting album in Europe, and biggest first week sales to date.

     The 5-piece metal band from Byron Bay, Australia formed in 2002. Parkway Drive has released four studio albums all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), and IRE (2015) – all certified gold in Australia. Always hungry, always filled with ambition, Parkway Drive is embraced by heavy music enthusiasts in places as diverse as China and India, as chronicled on their platinum-selling DVD, Home is for the Heartless. Also certified platinum in Australia is Parkway Drive: The DVD, released in 2009. When the band is not busy touring the world they spend their free time surfing international waters and now, skydiving.

    Parkway Drive IRE (Deluxe) is available for pre-order now at ParkwayDriveRock.com
    IRE Digital Deluxe Tracklisting:
    1. Destroyer
    2. Dying To Believe
    3. Vice Grip
    4. Crushed
    5. Fractures
    6. Writings on the Wall
    7. Bottom Feeder
    8. The Sound of Violence
    9. Vicious
    10. Dedicated
    11. A Deathless Song
    12. Devil's Calling
    13. Into the Dark
    14. A Deathless Song (feat. Jenna McDougall)

     
    Parkway Drive
    will be touring in Europe in August this year. The band will be playing key festivals - including Reading and Leeds Festivals (UK), Sziget Festival (HU), Open Flair (Germany), Lowlands (The Netherlands), as well as a handful of club shows. Below is a full list of dates:
    August 4th, 2016 - Luxembourg @ Luxembourg den Atelier 
    August 5th, 2016 - Austria Lustenau @ Szene Open Air  
    August 6th, 2016 - Germany Wacken @ Wacken Open Air 
    August 7th, 2016 - Belgium Lokeren @ Lokerse Feesten 
    August 8th, 2016 - Poland Warsaw @ Stodola 
    August 10th, 2016 - Poland Kraków @ Klub Kwadrat  
    August 11th, 2016 - Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault  
    August 12th, 2016 - Germany Eschwege @ Open Flair  
    August 13th, 2016 - Germany Püttlingen @ Rocco del Schlacko 
    August 14th, 2016 - Romania  Rasnov @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest
    August 16th, 2016 - Hungary Budapest @ Sziget Fest 
    August 17th, 2016 - Slovenia Maribor @ STUK
    August 18th, 2016 - Austria St. Pölten @ Frequency 
    August 19th, 2016 - Switzerland Gampel @ Open Air Gampel 
    August 20th, 2016 - Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze 
    August 21st , 2016 - Holland Biddinghuizen @ Lowlands 
    August 23rd, 2016 - Italy Milan @ Circolo Magnolia
    August 24th, 2016 - France Colmar @ Parc Expo Colmar  
    August 25th, 2016 - Germany Übersee Am Chiemsee @ Chiemsee Summer 
    August 27th, 2016 - UK Reading @ Reading Fest 
    August 28th, 2016 - UK Leeds @ Leeds Fest

     Stick To your Guns Sign To Pure Noise Records.

    Stick To Your Guns.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Bay Area independent label Pure Noise Records have signed Orange County, CA based hardcore band Stick To Your Guns. The band joins the company's stellar roster of bands that includes Four Year Strong, Masked Intruder, Senses Fail, State Champs and The Story So Far among others.
    "I can say with a straight face and whole heart that for the first time STYG now belongs to a label that not only we believe is one of the very few relevant labels in underground music, but a label that truly believes in us and what we do. We can talk about logical next steps for the band and we can talk about what an opportunity it is for us, but none of that really matters to me. What matters is that we work with someone who gets what we are trying to do and who will nurture and support those goals. Jake and Pure Noise have always done that. Even before we were part of the "PN Family" he made us feel like we were. I guess it's just official now. I'm very much looking forward to what we can accomplish together"
    - Jesse Barnett

    Formed in 2003, Stick To Your Guns has become a juggernaut in the hardcore underground with seminal records like The Hope Division, Diamond, and their 2015 release: Disobedient. The band now enters the next chapter of their career with signing to Pure Noise Records and a highly-anticipated EP due later this year.

    Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/STYGoc for more updates.

     Testament Announce Forthcoming Album Title 'The Brotherhood Of The Snake'.

    Testament.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Legendary bay area thrash metal giants Testament have announced the title and release date of their highly anticipated upcoming 12th album.
    ‘The Brotherhood Of The Snake’ will be released on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

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

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

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

    He continued: 

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

    Testament are planning to celebrate the release of ‘The Brotherhood Of The Snake’ on their upcoming UK/Ireland tour with Amon Amarth and Grand Magus this autumn.

    Tour dates are as follows:
    (w. Amon Amarth & Grand Magus)
    31st October @ Manchester, Academy
    1st November @ Glasgow, O2 ABC
    2nd November – Dublin, Vicar Street
    4th November – London, Roundhouse
    5th November – Birmingham, O2 Academy

     Gojira Release New Video.

    Gojira.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Roadrunner Records' group Gojira have debuted their official music video for 'Low Lands.' Taken from their acclaimed chart topping new album MAGMA, 'Low Lands' and its music video are streaming now on the Gojira's official YouTube channel. The captivating video – directed by band members Joe and Mario Duplantier's cousin, Alain Duplantier – was shot at the brothers' family home in Ondres, France. 

    YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/7j03lu6SBR8
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    Joe Duplantier commented on the new visual stating, "It is an intimate and poetic piece directed by our dear cousin and friend Alain Duplantier. One of the 'characters' featured in this film is 'Gayeres' the family house where Mario and I grew up. We jammed to our first songs, started Gojira, and recorded most of our albums there. Our sister Gabrielle also contributed to the making of this video. We want to thank all the wonderful people who worked hard to make this happen and all our fans for supporting us with so much passion and respect. We hope you'll enjoy the trip as much as we do."

    Last month Gojira returned with their widely acclaimed new LP MAGMA to take the #1 spot on Billboard's 'Hard Rock Albums' chart making them the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence.  The release of MAGMA marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira's career around the globe.

    This Autumn, Gojira embark on an extensive North American headline tour with Tesseract. The band return to the UK from November 23rd, in support of Alter Bridge. Volbeat and Like A Storm also perform. Tickets are on sale now for the following arena shows: 

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

    Recorded at the band's own Silver Cord Studio in Ridgewood, Queens, MAGMA is produced, mixed and engineered by Gojira. It is the first of Gojira's albums to be recorded at Silver Cord, their new NYC headquarters which brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier began building out by hand in 2014.  

    MAGMA has been heralded by two stunning visuals pieces for album tracks "Silvera" and "Stranded." "Silvera" is accompanied by a Drew Cox directed music video shot in New York City, which has received over 1.5 Million views on Gojira's official YouTube channel while the official video for "Stranded," directed by Vincent Caldoni, has already garnered 2.1 Million views and charted in the Top 25 on Spotify's US Viral 50 chart. 

     Truckfighters Sign To Century Media Records.

    Truckfighters.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    The mighty TRUCKFIGHTERS’ own label, Fuzzorama Records, and Century Media Records team up to floor the gas and fuzz pedal. The Örebro, Sweden based band was formed in 2001 by Oskar “Ozo” Cedermalm (vocals & bass) and Niklas “Dango” Källgren (guitar). Since that time, they have released four studio albums and several more releases through their own label Fuzzorama Records – including the 2011 DVD documentary (Fuzzomentary) featuring guests such as Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) and more friends from bands Kyuss, Fu Manchu, Witchcraft, Graveyard and more.

    “Signing to Century Media Records is like kicking in the fuzz pedal with all knobs turned to 11 - maximum energy, maximum output and totally out of control!”, comments the band.

    The new album 'V' will be released worldwide through Fuzzorama in cooperation with Century Media Records on September 30th, 2016. To celebrate the band’s 15th anniversary and nearly 700 shows around the world, we’ve created a new website which allows fans to mark a TRUCKFIGHTERS show they have attended in the past. All gig dates and the names of the fans who sign in and mark their show will be printed in the special edition of the album. To join in and find more info please head over to http://truckfighters.centurymedia.com/.

    Shortly after the album release, the TRUCKFIGHTERS will hit the road again to play an extensive European tour.  Exact tour dates and further plans to play the rest of the world will be announced soon. Expect something big. Super fuzz big!

     Insomnium Announce UK And European Tour.

    Insomnium.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Finnish melodic deathsters INSOMNIUM have announced a European tour for early 2017 to support their forthcoming release 'Winter’s Gate' - a concept album that is made of one epic 40 minute song, which they are going to play in its entirety on this tour!

    Frontman Niilo Sevänen comments: ”We are very excited to get back on the road again! Last autumn a serious illness in my family forced us to make some drastic decisions and for example cancel one tour altogether. Since then things have progressed very well and steadily so everything looks a lot better at the moment. We’ve only made festivals and short trips this year but in 2017 we’ll be back on making longer tours all over the world.

    The forthcoming Winter’s Gate album has been mixed by Dan Swanö and it sounds amazing. Playing this 40 minute monster song will be an interesting challenge in a live situation but we can’t wait to do this! This European tour in January will be a rare opportunity for our fans to hear the whole epic song live, so it will be a very special show every night.”

    The new album will be released via Century Media Records on September 23rd, 2016. It is built around the short story 'Winter’s Gate' (Talven portti in Finnish) by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen, which won awards and nominations in Finland back in 2007 and 2008. It’s a story about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west from Ireland, even though the winter is drawing near. 


    INSOMNIUM live: 

    FESTIVALS 2016
     22.07.2016 – Klang! Festival, Kekava, LV
    23.07.2016 – Riverside Festival, Esslingen, DE
    26.07.2016 – Metal Days, Tolmin, SI
    13.08.2016 – Brutal Assault, Josefov, CZ
    14.08.2016 – Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Rasnov, RO
    19.08.2016 – Kaltenbach Open Air, Spital, AT
    20.08.2016 – Rockstad Falun, Falun, SE
    10.09.2016 – Metalitalia Festival, Live Music Club, Trezzo sull'Adda (near Milan), IT

    WINTER'S GATE EUROPEAN TOUR 2017
     11.01.2017 – Matrix, Bochum, DE
    12.01.2017 – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, DE
    13.01.2017 – Biebob, Vosselaar, BE
    14.01.2017 – O'Totem, Lyon, FR
    15.01.2017 – Le Petit Bain, Paris, FR
    16.01.2017 – Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham, UK
    17.01.2017 – Sound Control, Manchester, UK
    18.01.2017 – O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

    19.01.2017 – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL
    20.01.2017 – Gruenspan, Hamburg, DE
    21.01.2017 – From Hell, Erfurt, DE
    22.01.2017 – Lido, Berlin, DE
    25.01.2017 – Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, DE
    26.01.2017 – Szene, Vienna, AT
    27.01.2017 – Technikum, Munich, DE
    28.01.2017 – Dynamo, Zurich, CH

    FESTIVALS 2017
     21.04.2017 – Ragnarök Festival, Stadthalle, Lichtenfels, DE
    06.05.2017 – Karmøygeddon, 1866, Kopervik, NO

     Airbourne Back With New Song 'Breakin' Outta Hell'.

    Airbourne.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    AIRBOURNE have shared the first song from their new album, 'Breakin' Outta Hell'; the title track heralds both the band's 4th studio outing, their first for Spinefarm Records, plus the start of the 'Breakin' Outta Hell' World Tour, which kicks off on Monday, July 10th...

    "This song is about forgetting all the bullshit life can throw at ya and blasting out of it," exclaim Airbourne. "Sometimes when you've had enough of wading through the shit ya just need to say 'fuck you, I'm outta here'. Rock'n'Roll is the highest calibre ammunition to blast that bullshit away, the fuel to get your fist pumpin' and your head bangin'. Nothing can stop good-time arse-kickin' Rock'n'Roll, and nothing can stop us all from having it. So if that's what you want, we'll see ya on the road... and as always, the ringing ears and the hangovers come free of charge!"

    Listen to 'Breakin' Outta Hell' HERE.

    'Breakin' Outta Hell', the album (produced by Bob Marlette and engineered / mixed by Mike Fraser), is set for worldwide release through Spinefarm on September 16th.

    Airbourne – brothers Joel &Ryan O'Keeffe, vocalist / lead guitarist & drummer, respectively, plus guitarist David Roads & bassist Justin Street –  are on the road in Europe through July & August, before heading across to North America for a 21-date run from September 12 through October 14.

     Twin Atlantic Announc Massive Tour And New Album.

    Twin Atlantic.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Twin Atlantic are excited to announce their UK tour which begins on 7th October 2016 in Newcastle and includes 3 nights at Glasgow Barrowlands, in support of anticipated new album 'GLA' released on 9th September 2016, through Red Bull Records.
     
    Ticket pre-sale begins at 9am on Monday 11th July, general on-sale 9am on Friday 15th July at www.twinatlantic.com
     
    Sam McTrusty said:
     
    "We can't wait to play our new songs up close and personal, we want to show you what 'GLA' is all about."
     
    2016 UK tour dates:
     
    7th October       Newcastle – University
    8th October       Manchetser – Neighbourhood Festival
    9th October       Cardiff – Yplas
    11th October     Birmingham -  Institute
    12th October     London – Forum
    14th October     Portsmouth – Pyramids
    15th October     Leeds – Beckett University
    16th October     Norwich – Waterfront
    10th December  Dublin – Academy
    11th December  Belfast – Limelight
    13th December  Glasgow - Barrowlands
    14th December  Glasgow – Barrowlands
    15th December  Glasgow – Barrowlands
     
    The band have been playing select UK and European festivals throughout the Summer and this week the single 'No Sleep' was added to the Radio 1 playlist following Track Of The Day, Hottest Record In The World, and an Annie Mac session. Zane Lowe premiered massive album track "Ex El' on Beats1 and today Twin Atlantic headline the 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham. Next week they treat fans to intimate shows throughout the UK, dates below.
     
    'No Sleep' is a punk rock song led by the guttural bass and guitar riffs of McKenna and Mcnae climaxing with McTrusty's roar of 'I get no sleep" against a sound wall of insomnia inducing frustration. Musically it sets out the depth and sophistication of new album 'GLA' in a way the group have never before delivered.
     
    Listen to 'No Sleep': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dnExDT6uVM
    Anticipated album 'GLA' was written in Glasgow, and the band repaired to Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles to record the album, working with Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, Two Door Cinema Club) who had previously produced some tracks for previous Top 10 album 'Great Divide' (2014). Under his direction, they eschewed old school recording techniques, taping their parts separately. This change in their recording process marked the grander ambitions of the new songs, while their dream mixer Alan Moulder (best known for his unforgettable work with Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Foo Fighters and My Bloody Valentine) came aboard to give the album the essential finishing touch.
     
    Twin Atlantic intimate fan shows:
     
    9th July                        Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
    10th July                       Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
    12th July                       Scala, London, UK
    14th July                       Victoria Hall, Selkirk, UK
    15th July                       La Belle Angele, Edinburgh, UK
     
    'GLA' tracklisting:
     
    1. Gold Elephant::Cherry Alligator
    2. No Sleep
    3. You Are The Devil
    4. Overthinking
    5. Ex El
    6. Vahalla
    7. I Am Alive
    8. Whispers
    9. A Scar To Hide
    10. Missing Link
    11. The Chaser
    12. Mothertongue

     Killing Joke Announce UK And Europe Tour.

    Killing Joke.Wednesday 13th July 2016
    Following an appearance at the Rockaway Beach Festival (UK) on October 8thKilling Joke will embark on an extensive headline European tour over the autumn / winter period; a 25-date run of shows starting in Ireland on October 30th and concluding in Belgium on December 5th, taking in 16 different territories along the way.

    During the tour – on Friday, November 4th – the band will head the cast of a special London show at the O2 Academy in Brixton; this anticipated event will take place under 'The Great Gathering' banner, with carefully selected support acts to be announced in due course...

    Tickets for 'The Great Gathering' are on sale now via:- 
    http://bit.ly/KJbrixton.

    Tickets for Rockaway Beach @ Butlin'sBognor Regis are on sale now via:-
    http://www.rockawaybeach.co.uk/killing-joke-1/

    In preparation for their return to the road, Killing Joke have unveiled the apocalyptic 'New Cold War' video directed by long-term associate / designer, Mike Coles... 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDwx9JOy4LU

    'New Cold War' is taken from Killing Joke's 16th studio album, 'Pylon', which entered the UK charts at No. 16 giving the band their highest official chart entry in 21 years and third highest ever.

    As always with the Joke, 'Pylon' is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; proof that Jaz ColemanGeordieYouth & Big Paul, the original KJ personnel, are currently delivering the best and most relevant material of their career, with no mellowing or softening of the edges getting in the way.

    >With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, Killing Joke continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels, and a new single / video (from the 'Pylon' album) will be released in advance of the tour.

    The full list of European headline shows is as follows:-

    OCTOBER 2016
    strong>30 – Dublin, the Academy (Ireland)
    31 – Belfast, the Limelight (UK)
    NOVEMBER 2016
    4 – London, Brixton Academy (UK – 'The Great Gathering')
    6 – Karlsruhe, Substage (Germany)
    8 – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg (Holland)
    9 – Paris, Elysee Montmartre (France)
    11 – Zurich, Dynamo (Switzerland)
    12 – Geneva L'Usine (Switzerland)
    13 – Milan, Live Club (Italy)
    15 – Rome, Orion (Italy)
    16 – Bologna, Zona Roveri (Italy)
    17 – Vienna, Szene (Austria)
    19 – Munich, Theaterfabrik (Germany)
    20 – Prague, Palac Akropolis (Czech Republic)
    21 – Krakow, Kwadrat (Poland)
    23 – Hamburg, Fabrik (Germany)
    24 – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (Denmark)
    26 – Stockholm, Debaser Medis (Sweden)
    28 – Helsinki, Tavastia (Finland)
    30 – Oslo, Rockefeller (Norway)

    DECEMBER 2016
    1 – Malmo, KB (Sweden) 
    3 – Koln, Kantine (Germany)
    4 – Berlin, SO 36 (Germany)
    5 – Hasselt, Muziekodroom (Belgium)

     All Time Low To Release New DVD.

    All Time LowWednesday 13th July 2016
    All Time Low has some of the most dedicated fans in music and that is because the band has always given them a look behind the curtain. They have nothing to hide and this time around is no different. All Time Low is inviting fans back for an in depth look into their world with the release of 'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts'. The documentary, directed by Rafa Alcantara (Twentyfourcore Productions), picks up right where 2010's 'Straight To DVD' ends, diving deep into the past six years with Alex, Jack, Zack and Rian leading up to the band's sixth studio album, Future Hearts. The album debuted #1 in the US and UK and gave All Time Low the highest charting and biggest selling week of their careers. 

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

    'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts' will be officially released on August 26th, 2016 through Hopeless Records
    Fans can pre-order physical copies now here: smarturl.it/STDIIPreorder. It will be available for pre-order digitally through iTunes at midnight local time. 

    In addition to the standard CD/DVD, a special deluxe version of STD II will also be available to pre-order. It includes 2 CDs + DVD with 4 Exclusive Fan-Favorite Tracks + 12" x 12" Limited Edition Photo Art Book featuring 72 pages of exclusive live and behind the scenes photos. Only 5,000 are available worldwide. Pre-order now at smarturl.it/STDIIPreorder
    Deluxe Track Listing: 
    CD 1
    1. Intro 
    2. A Love Like War  
    3. Lost In Stereo 
    4. Heroes 
    5. Somewhere In Neverland 
    6. The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver 
    7. Weightless 
    8. Remembering Sunday (feat. Cassadee Pope) 
    9. Therapy 
    10. Kids In The Dark 
    11. Guts  
    12. Outlines (feat. Josh Franceschi) 
    13. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) 
    14. Forget About It  
    15. Backseat Serenade 
    16. Time Bomb 
    17. Something's Gotta Give 
    18. The Reckless and the Brave 
    19. Dear Maria, Count Me In 

    CD 2
    1. Six Feet Under The Stars
    2. Stella
    3. Jasey Rae
    4. Take Cover (B-Side) 
    5. Caroline (B-Side)

    DVD
    Past, Present, and Future Hearts Documentary
    Live At Wembley Arena
    Outtakes

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

    DVD
    Past, Present, and Future Hearts Documentary
    Live At Wembley Arena
    Outtakes

     Feed The Rhino Announce Come Back Tour.

    Feed The Rhino.Thursday 7th July 2016
    Following a 12-month absence, Kent bruisers, FEED THE RHINO have announced 4 intimate comeback shows and a new festival appearance.

    SEPTEMBER
    20 – Bristol – Exchange
    21 – London – Boston Music Rooms
    22 – Southampton – Joiners
    24 – Manchester – Sound Control
    25 – Gloucester - Underground Festival

    In November 2015, the band announced they were taking a break and issued the following statement :

    “For the last six years FTR has encompassed the five of our lives, and we have seen and done things that we never thought possible. But behind the scene, normal life carries on, and we all try and juggle the band with our other commitments in life (families, wives, mortgages, businesses etc). The older we have got, and the more successful the band has grown to be, the harder the juggling act has become.
    It has come to light in the last few weeks that for some in the band, committing to any more is an impossible task. We need to take a breath from being FTR, to see through an increasingly large mountain of personal commitments so that we can continue with the band next year.”

    With their last performance being none other than Reading and Leeds Festival’s main stage, it’s safe to say that the boys have some unfinished business to attend to with frontman, Lee Tobin warning fans of the forthcoming chaos.

    “Guys, what can we say? It’s been a while! Playing live has always been a huge part of Feed The Rhino and it’s been way too long. In September, we will be hitting the road to reunite with you. Make sure you don’t miss out. Trust us when we say these shows will not disappoint. Body Armour may be required!”

    Before the band’s break, they had just unleashed their new track, “Featherweight” along with a ground-breaking 360˙ video. This was their first new offering since 2014’s juggernaut record “The Sorrow and The Sound”. The band are rumoured to be locked away finishing up where the song left of.

    Watch "Featherweight" here

    Ticket’s for the band’s newly announced shows will be on sale from Friday 8th July through: www.myticket.co.uk.

     As It Is Release Delxue Version Of 'Never Happy, Ever After'.

    As It Is.Thursday 7th July 2016
    Currently stateside recording the following up to their UK Top 40 album, 'Never Happy, Ever After', As It Is are the stars of the latest episode of the 'Fearless Family Gathering' series.

    The three song session, features stripped backed versions of 'Winters Weather', 'My Oceans Were Lakes' and 'Dial Tones'. The session can be viewed at http://fearlessfamilygathering.com/
    For more on As It Is, please visit:
    http://www.asitisofficial.com

    The deluxe version of 'Never Happy, Ever After' is out now on Fearless Records.

     Fire From The Gods To Release 'Narrative' On Rise Records.

    Fire from The Gods.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Austin, TX quintet Fire From The Gods will release Narrative, their Rise Records debut, on August 26.
    To coincide with the launch of pre-orders, a music video is premiering for the track "Excuse Me" which can be viewed here.

    Narrative is available for pre-order on MerchNow.

    Vocalist AJ Channer says, "This album is the personal narrative of a minority man living in major cities and being American," he explains. "There's a socio-economic theme throughout the whole record that carries from each song to song. It's all about the underdog. We've all had to fight for everything we have in this band. The political climate in our country is quite racially and socially charged. There are a lot of issues and energy people are expressing along with misguided hate and anger. I want to channel this in music that can resonate. This is where we come from and who we are as a band."

    In order to properly capture this vision, the boys retreated to House of Loud Studios in New Jersey to record with David Bendeth [Paramore, Of Mice & Men, Breaking Benjamin]. They spent a month in the winter of 2016 tracking what would become Narrative.

    "There's no crying in Bendeth's dojo," laughs AJ. "He really pushed us, and we grew in a short period of time. The band takes on a life of its own with this record."

    Fire From The Gods have quietly built a rabid fan base through tireless touring across the United States. They've shared national bills with the likes of August Burns Red and festival stages alongside Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Judas Priest, Killswitch Engage, and more at KNOTFEST two years in a row and with Motionless In White and Underoath at South By So What. Now, their Narrative is on display in 2016.

    "I want people to feel empowered when they listen to this record," AJ leaves off.

    "Come out of the experience knowing somebody thinks like you. You're not alone."

    'Narrative' Tracklisting:
    01. Public Enemy
    02. End Transmission
    03. Excuse Me
    04. Composition
    05. Evolve
    06. Pretenders
    07. Diversion
    08. In Spite Of Doubt
    09. Lifeline
    10. Into The Blue

     Masked Intruder To Release New EP.

    Masked Intruder.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Enigmatic pop-punk misfits Masked Intruder are currently streaming their new EP, 'Love And Other Crimes,' in its entirety today. The stream comes just days before the records release on 8th July via Pure Noise Records. Fans can also pre-order the EP now at http://maskedintruder.merchnow.com/.  

    Stream 'Love And Other Crimes' now at http://maskedintruder.merchnow.com/

    One of pop-punk's most critically heralded bands in recent years, Masked Intruder are on a spree with their latest effort Love And Other Crimes. The mysteriously masked band's latest effort, and first for Pure Noise Records, features 6 anthemic tracks like "Take What I Want" and "Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt" that are criminally catchy and fun.

    Fans can catch the band on the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Follow them at https://www.facebook.com/maskedintruder for more information.

    Masked Intruder Tour Dates:

    July 6 - Virginia Beach, VA - Warped Tour @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
    July 7 - Syracuse, NY - Warped Tour @ Lakeview Amphitheater
    July 8 - Camden, NJ - Warped Tour @ BB&T Pavilion
    July 9 - Wantagh, NY - Warped Tour @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    July 10 - Hartford, CT - Warped Tour @ The Xfinity Theatre
    July 11 - Scranton, PA - Warped Tour @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
    July 13 - Mansfield, MA - Warped Tour @ Xfinity Center
    July 14 - Darien Center, NY - Warped Tour @ Darien Lake PAC
    July 15 - Burgettstown, PA - Warped Tour @ First Niagara Pavilion
    July 16 - Columbia, MD - Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
    July 17 - Holmdel, NJ - Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center
    July 19 - Noblesville, IN - Warped Tour @ Klipsch Music Center
    July 20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Warped Tour @ Blossom Music Center
    July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Warped Tour @ Riverbend Music Center
    July 22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Warped Tour @ The Palace of Auburn HIlls
    July 23 - Tinley Park, IL - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
    July 24 - Shakopee, MN - Warped Tour @ Canterbury Park
    July 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheatre
    July 27 - Maryland Heights, MO - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    July 28 - Bonner Springs, KS - Warped Tour @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
    July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Warped Tour @ Utah State Fairpark
    July 31 - Denver, CO - Warped Tour @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot
    Aug 1 - Albuquerque, NM - Warped Tour @ Balloon Fiesta Park
    Aug 2 - Scottsdale, AZ - Warped Tour @ Salt River Fields
    Aug 5 - San Diego, CA - Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
    Aug 6 - Mountain View, CA - Warped Tour @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    Aug 7 - Pomona, CA - Warped Tour @ Pomona Fairplex
    Aug 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Warped Tour @ Hark Rock Hotel & Casino
    Aug 11 - Nampa, ID - Warped Tour @ Ford Idaho Center
    Aug 12 - Auburn, WA - Warped Tour @ White River Amphitheater
    Aug 13 - Portland, OR - Warped Tour @ Portland Expo

     Saturday At Reading Festival Sells Out.

    Reading Festival.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    With just over 7 weeks to go until the gates open for Reading and Leeds 2016, Saturday Day Tickets for Reading Festival are now sold out. There are now very limited Friday, Sunday and Weekend tickets left.

    Festival fans lucky enough to have secured a ticket to Reading for Saturday 27th August will see a headline set from global superstars Red Hot Chili Peppers who return to the festival nine years after their last performance.

    The band top an incredible bill of acts at Reading on Saturday 27th August, which also features performances from Imagine Dragons, Eagles of Death Metal, Two Door Cinema Club, Nas, Haim, Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Travis Scott, Section Boyz and many more set to entertain the Reading crowd.

    Fans of these bands need to act fast to secure the remaining Weekend tickets available for Reading Festival, and can still purchase day tickets for the same unbeatable line up on Sunday 28th August at Leeds Festival, where Day and Weekend tickets are still currently available.

    Festival goers are urged to buy their tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    TICKET INFORMATION
    Weekend tickets - £205 + £8 booking fee
    Day tickets - £59.50 + £7 booking fee (Reading Saturday SOLD OUT)
    Early entry permits - £20 (No booking fee - Reading SOLD OUT)
    Campervan permits - £75 (No booking fee)
    Lockers - £16 (No booking fee)
    Reading car park - £10 (No booking fee)

    Tickets available at http://www.leedsfestival.com/tickets or http://www.readingfestival.com/tickets

     Metal Allegiance Announce New EP.

    Metal Allegiance.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Heavy metal is more than a genre, more than an attitude and certainly more than whatever cheap epithets are dismissively thrown at it by clueless critics. At its best, metal is a lifestyle, a community, a tribe uniting people across cultural, economic and philosophical divides with the primal pulse of bombastic and majestic expression.

    METAL ALLEGIANCE has announced they will release a special EP, entitled Fallen Heroes, on August 12, 2016. The band united to pay homage to the 3 legends - Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey - who impacted not just their lives but the world as well. 

    "The end of 2015 and most of 2016 has been a brutal year with many of our heroes passing," comments Mark Menghi. "When Portnoy called me in January to alert me that Glenn Frey had passed, I literally broke down. That night after having a few Tequila Sunrises in Glenn's honor, a lightbulb went off... We're going to record a few tunes to honor our fallen heroes. I called back Mike that evening and asked him what he thought and the next day we were in the studio recording. By weeks end, all guitars, drums and bass were complete. I can't begin to explain the influence that Glenn Frey, Lemmy, and David Bowie had on me. Each of their music has helped me immensely during some real dark periods of my life and not to mention their influence on me as a musician and songwriter. Lemmy is God, Glenn is King and David is the Architect."

    Alex Skolnick comments: "These brilliant artists have an extensive catalogue that is sometimes on the softer side (with the exception of Motörhead, of course). So when it came to The Eagles & Bowie, we specifically chose tunes of theirs that are riff-based and translatable to high energy arrangements. For Lemmy, we immediately crossed out "Ace of Spades" (great tune but the last thing the world needs is yet another cover version) and chose "Iron Fist," which we already had a good handle on from playing live and to us is every bit as much a signature Motörhead tune." 

    "I'm really excited to be a part of the Fallen Heroes EP" comments Alissa White-Gluz. "I think we have all felt the weight of losing so many great musicians this year. I think these songs are a cool way to pay tribute to a few people who contributed so much to the world of music and showcase a different side of ourselves."

    Recorded at Conclave Studios in New York City, Fallen Heroes was produced by Mark Menghi and Alex Skolnick. The album was mixed by Jay Ruston in Los Angeles, CA and mastered at Sterling Sound New York City by Ted Jensen. The initial sketch of the artwork was created by Mark Menghi and Stephen Thompson (Anthrax) and was later finalized by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer).

    Below is the track list for Fallen Heroes:
    1. Iron Fist featuring Troy Sanders
    2. Suffragette City featuring Mark Osegueda
    3. Life In The Fast Lane featuring Alissa White-Gluz

    • Guitar: Alex Skolnick
    • Bass: Mark Menghi
    • Drums: Mike Portnoy

    METAL ALLEGIANCE took the news of Lemmy's passing very hard as the bands very first gig was on Motörhead's first Motörboat cruise. It was on that boat where the idea to write a record together and carry the MA flag as a brand/band rather than a sporadic, special event show... all of us in MA are humbly grateful for the opportunity that team Motörhead gave us.

    In late 2015, the band scheduled a West Coast string of intimate club dates with a stop as the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go. The year concluded with the band heartbroken saying goodbye to their beloved friend. They later found out that his funeral and memorial services would be held the day of their performance. The band was asked by their tour agent who is also Motörhead's agent, Lemmy's management, close friends of his, and the owner of the Rainbow & Whisky to incorporate a tribute which of course, they obliged. The day of their performance, Sunset Blvd. was shut down and their bus was parked on a street filled with tears, madness, partiers and a sea of mourning metal heads. They said goodbye to their friend that evening with help from Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee amongst a ton of other special guests.

    The next day they played their final show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Mid-set they were informed that David Bowie had passed. Mark Menghi comments, "I remember coming off stage to trade bass duties with David Ellefson (we would rotate songs) and he stopped me, looked me and Osegueda in the eyes and said 'Dude, Bowie just passed away.' Literally in mid-set we got that news. I looked at Mark and he was in tears. Not even a minute later, he was on stage telling the Bay area crowd of the news he just learned. I turned to the side and looked over at Mike Portnoy and he just had his head down with his hands over his head trying to comprehend what Mark was saying. The next few songs was our Lemmy tribute and tears rolled off all of our eyes while paying tribute to one while learning of the passing of another."
    METAL ALLEGIANCE make their UK live debut at Bloodstock on August 14th.

     Cadillac Three To Release New Album 'Bury Me In My Boots'.

    Cadillac Three.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Nashville natives THE CADILLAC THREE have revealed their long-awaited album BURY ME IN MY BOOTS, scheduled for release on August 5th via Big Machine Records, along with a brand new headlining tour of the UK this Autumn. You can pre-order the album here: http://po.st/TheC3 and listen to 'Drunk Like You' here.

    The trio have been teasing the full-length project with the staggered release of new tracks including 'Graffiti', 'Soundtrack To A Six Pack' and the new single 'Drunk Like You'.  In time-honoured tradition the album showcases their love of a hard-rockin' good time and includes their 2015 hit single 'White Lightning'.

    Comprised of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel), The Cadillac Three are well-known for their electric intensity and songwriting proclivity. Pals since high school, the bandmates' musical fusion has found a ready home in the UK, where they've built a loyal following with multiple sold-out headline dates.

    They were named as 'Best New Band' in the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015. Rolling Stone claims, "Like Kings of Leon before them, they're poised for their first big break in the U.K. — where they've sold out every headlining show for nearly two years — before conquering their U.S. home turf."

    Jaren, whose songwriting sensibilities have garnered Academy of Country Music and Grammy-nominations, has penned chart-topping hits for Jake Owen ('Beachin'), Frankie Ballard ('Sunshine & Whiskey') and Keith Urban featuring Eric Church ('Raise 'Em Up'), in addition to credits on the majority of TC3's catalogue and singles for Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley. Neil's talents are also acknowledged on cuts for Rascal Flatts and Miranda Lambert, to name a few.

    Ahead of the album's release The Cadillac Three will be performing at Ramblin' Man Fair in Kent on July 24th and then return to the UK for a headline tour later this year. Tickets are available now through Live Nation.

    DON'T FORGET THE WHISKEY TOUR - NOVEMBER 2016
    5TH – MANCHESTER, O2 RITZ
    6TH – LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE
    7TH – CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION
    9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC
    10TH – BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY
    11TH – BRISTOL, O2 ACADEMY

    Their raw and gritty sound has won them founds on both sides of the Atlantic with its rocking vivacity and universal appeal. Chicago Sun-Times explains it thus, "...the majority of today's so called country rockers are simply trying to emulate what The Cadillac Three has been from their very beginning." 

     Twilight Force To Release New Album.

    Twilight Force.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Swedish adventure metallers, Twilight Force, are set to release their new studio album ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’ on August 26th through Nuclear Blast.

    Today, the band can proudly reveal the guest bards on their forthcoming record. Fabio Lione from Rhapsody Of Fire joined them on track 'There And Back Again' and Joakim Brodén from Sabaton on title track, 'Heroes Of Mighty Magic'.

    Joakim Brodén commented:
    "When one of the best bands to come out of Sweden in a long time turns out to be your friends and people you have played with many times over the years, it's quite easy to feel proud about being invited to sing on the title-track of their new album, fantastic!"

    Twilight Force adds:
    "It is an honour to have two of the most powerful, esteemed and renowned voices of the genre appear on ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’. Joakim Brodén and Fabio Lione are two very different sonic entities. They each bring something very unique and captivating to our tonal landscape. Our old and revered friend Joakim appears on the title track of the album, and provides an excellent contrast to Chrileon's voice, at just the right moment in the song. Nothing in the world even comes close to Joakim's unbelievably mighty voice! Fabio did an amazing performance on 'There And Back Again'. He entered the Twilight Forge with a brave and proud mind, emerged victoriously and left us in complete awe. His familiar voice provided the track with an absolutely magical contribution. We feel really humbled and grateful to have been given the opportunity to create something alongside these two titans of the genre!"

    You can pre-order ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’ here:
    Limited Edition Double CD
    Limited Edition Magenta 2LP Gatefold Vinyl
    Limited Edition Light Blue 2LP Gatefold Vinyl
    Digital Album via iTunes

    Watch the first album trailer here: https://youtu.be/LnAG66N4K38

    ‘Heroes Of Mighty Magic’ - Tracklist:
    01. Battle Of Arcane Might
    02. Powerwind
    03. Guardian Of The Seas
    04. Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon
    05. There And Back Again (feat. Fabio Lione | RHAPSODY OF FIRE)
    06. Riders Of The Dawn
    07. Keepers Of Fate
    08. Rise Of A Hero
    09. To The Stars
    10. Heroes Of Mighty Magic (feat. Joakim Brodén | SABATON)
    11. Epilogue
    12. Knights Of Twilight's Might

    "This next opus of Twilight Force will be a journey unlike any you have ever experienced. While we are still staying true to the essence of power metal, the songs, sounds and magic adventures have all evolved from the once drake hatchling into a colossal arcane arch-dragon. The time, effort and primordial wisdom that we have invested into this album is truly immeasurable, and we profoundly hope that this will shine through upon our venerated audience."

    More on Twilight Force:
    'The Power Of The Ancient Force' lyric video.
    'Gates Of Glory' (feat. Joakim Brodén from Sabaton) video single.

    To present their new album to the masses, the band will be supporting label mates Sonata Arctica on their upcoming European tour this October.

    The tour will hit the UK with a one off show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. The full run will be taking the band across nine European countries.

    You can get tickets for the UK show here:
    15th October – London, Shepherds Bush Empire

     Pixies Announce New Album 'Head Carrier'.

    Pixies.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Pixies announce that their sophomore “post-reunion” album, Head Carrier, will be released on September 30 (Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam) The 12-track collection of the band’s unique aural mix of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance and surf rock was produced by Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) and recorded at London's Rak Studios from mid-February through to mid-March this year.  Fans can get a taste of the new music by going to pixiesmusic.com and checking out the first single, "Um Chagga Lagga."  Featuring original artwork by the band's longtime art director, the legendary Vaughan Oliver, the album will be available in various formats and can be pre-ordered now; go to Pixiesmusic.com for details and purchasing.  

    A special limited edition deluxe box set of Head Carrier will be available exclusively through Pixiesmusic.com, and will include the CD, the album on heavy-weight/180 gram black vinyl, and a 24-page, oversized booklet with the song's lyrics and Oliver's evocative, original artwork.  Also available only through the band's website is a special bundle that includes the deluxe box set, special t-shirt, and a special screen printed 12 "x 12" record sleeve-sized poster of Oliver's album artwork.

    To support Head Carrier, Pixies will launch the first leg of their 2016 - 2017 global tour with a European run that begins November 15 in Vienna.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 8.  Confirmed dates are below; go to pixiesmusic.com for ticketing info.

    For the first time since their very early days, the Pixies spent a total of six weeks in pre-production, writing, arranging and rehearsing a plethora of songs.  Between the band's late-80s/early 90s touring schedule and delivering an album once a year, there simply wasn't time for more than a day or so of fleshing out their music before recording started.  

    "This was a wonderful luxury, for us to have the time to be able to really work these new songs out," said Pixies drummer David Lovering.  "By the time we started recording, we all knew the songs backwards and forwards, so it took half as long for us to make this album as it did to make 'Indie Cindy.'  And it was great working with Tom...he started with us in pre-production and played a big part in keeping us focused on making the best music we could.”   

    In addition, the band - Lovering, rhythm guitarist/vocalist Black Francis and guitarist Joey Santiago - officially welcome bassist Paz Lenchantin to the Pixies' permanent line-up.  Lenchantin has been the band's touring bassist since January 2014, and played an integral part in the recording of Head Carrier.  Her cool and dreamy soprano can be heard singing lead on the track "All I Think About Now."

    "I was very nervous in the beginning when I went to that first rehearsal," said Lenchantin.

    "There were these shoes I felt I had to fill and I tried to do the best I could for the fans, to make the live performances sound true to the originals. I spent three years learning to understand what being a Pixie meant, and now, my heart, spirit, and love for their music is embedded in me and I feel like I have become a Pixie.  We had been more about the history of the Pixies, but now, we are about going forward."

    "Paz is a joy to be around," added Lovering.  "She's very funny, and we're having more fun than we've ever had as a band, we all have a blast together, on and off stage."  

    All songs were written by the Pixies apart from “All I Think About Now”, which was written by Francis and Lenchantin.  The track listing for Head Carrier is as follows:
    Head Carrier
    Classic Masher
    Baal’s Back
    Might As Well Be Gone
    Oona
    Talent
    Tenement Song
    Bel Esprit
    All I Think About Now
    Um Chagga Lagga
    Plaster Of Paris
    All The Saints

    Confirmed European dates for Pixies are:
    NOVEMBER
    15        Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
    16        HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland
    17        Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
    18        Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
    20        Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
    21        Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
    23        Zenith, Paris, France
    25        Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
    27        HMH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

     Cane Hill Release New Video 'MGGDA'.

    Cane Hill.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    New Orleans heavy-rock band Cane Hill is currently wreaking havoc on the Vans Warped Tour in preparation for their upcoming, highly anticipated album Smile that's due out on July 15th via Rise Records. Today, the band pours gasoline on the fire with a premiere of a savage new song "MGGDA" (My Good God Damn America). Fans can pre-order Smile now at http://www.wearecanehill.com/.
    Stream "MGGDA" now at https://youtu.be/1VBGppO43Ao

    ""MGGDA" is about the shit state of America right now," says frontman Elijah Witt. "With celebrity worship, a racist/homophobic/misogynist prick as a republican candidate, and unrivaled violence widespread, it's time for this country to get a facelift."

    The band have had a huge year do far. With stunning performances at the Slam Dunk and Download festivals- Rock Sound calling them "The most dangerous band at Download", a nomination for Best New Band at the Metal Hammer Awards, a win at the Kerrang! Awards for Best International Newcomer and that controversial acceptance speech. It has lead them to be one of the most talked about new bands & upon hearing their debut album 'Smile', it is easy to see why.

    Cane Hill's debut album Smile was produced by WZRD BLD in Hollywood, CA and features 10 vicious tracks that are incredibly heavy and aggressive.  Preview other controversial tracks from the album here: (The New) Jesus and "True Love'.

    The record follows their 2015 breakout, self-titled EP, which spawned fan favourite tracks like "Time Bomb" (feat. Tyler "Scout" Acord), "Sunday School and "Ox Blood."

    The band are currently on a year long worldwide tour and will be on the Vans Warped Tour all Summer. 

    Fans can also pre-order Smile now at http://www.wearecanehill.com/

    CANE HILL REMAINING WORLD TOUR DATES

    WARPED TOUR
    July 05, 2016 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Pavilion
    July 06, 2016 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Amphitheater
    July 07, 2016 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
    July 08, 2016 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
    July 09, 2016 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
    July 10, 2016 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
    July 11, 2016 - Scranton, PA - Montage Pavilion
    July 13, 2016 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
    July 14, 2016 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake
    July 15, 2016 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara
    JUly 16, 2016 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Pavilion
    July 17, 2016 - Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C Bank Center
    July 19, 2016 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music
    July 20, 2016 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Center
    July 21, 2016 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
    July 22, 2016 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace
    July 23, 2016 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Amphitheater
    July 24, 2016 - Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
    July 26, 2016 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
    July 27, 2016 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino
    July 28, 2016 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Amphitheater
    July 30, 2016 - Salk Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
    August 01, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM - Balloon Fiesta Park
    August 02, 2016 - Scottsdale, AZ - Salt River Fields
    August 05, 2016 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium
    August 06, 2016 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
    August 07, 2016 - Pomona, CA - Pomona Fairplex
    August 09, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel
    August 11, 2016 - Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center
    August 12, 2016 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater
    August 13, 2016 - Portland OR, - Portland Expo Center
     
    BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE + ATREYU
    October 20, 2016 - Perth, AUS
    October 21, 2016 - Adelaide, AUS
    October 25, 2016 - Melbourne, AUS
    October 27, 2016 - Sydney, AUS
    October 28, 2016 - Brisbane, AUS
     
    BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE + KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
    November 24, 2016 - Newport, UK -  Centre
    November 27, 2016 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
    November 30, 2016 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
    December 03, 2016 - Manchester, UK - Academy
    December 06, 2016 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
    December 09, 2016 - London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton

     Iron Maiden Release RPG Game.

    Iron Maiden.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    The wait is over! Metal and RPG gaming fans can now download 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast', the action-packed, free-to-play mobile game where players take on the role of the band's iconic mascot, Eddie. Available from today for iOS and Android devices, the teams at Nodding Frog, 50cc Games and Roadhouse Interactive have created a new and unique gaming experience in close collaboration with the band and its management team, Phantom Music Management.

    The game is set in a visually stunning universe, comprised of an ever expanding series of worlds derived from Iron Maiden's music and art. Fans of the band and RPG gamers alike will battle and strategize as Eddie and his allies. Inspired by themes from the songs, and set against a powerful and atmospheric Maiden soundtrack, players will journey on epic quests to reclaim the shards of Eddie's shattered soul as he faces his most challenging adversaries.

    James Hursthouse, CEO of Roadhouse Interactive comments, "As a life-long Maiden fan, I am exceptionally proud of Legacy Of The Beast and excited to launch it globally. It has been a privilege to work so closely with Maiden and their management. With this game I believe that we have created an outstanding, authentic RPG experience to appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering the band for the first time."
     
    Steve Harris, Bassist and founder member of Iron Maiden comments, "We've always wanted to make a quality Maiden mobile game as we think the combination of Eddie and the music is so well suited - and it's a great way to get our music out to a new audience! When the opportunity arose to make a mobile game which our fans, along with hopefully a lot of the gaming community, can play pretty well anywhere in the world, and download for free at that, we jumped at it. The whole band visited Roadhouse while touring through Vancouver back in April and we were so impressed by the creativity, enthusiasm and passion of the team there. Visually, the worlds and character designs do us proud and the music just ties it all together."
     

    Llexi Leon, Interactive Director of Phantom Music Management adds, "Eddie is constantly evolving; he's a globally recognizable character that resonates with fans of all ages, and has taken on a life of his own beyond the album covers where he first appeared. This game gives players a chance to step into Eddie's world and experience an odyssey across space and time. In this incredible RPG adventure, we're able to explore the origins of Eddie's power and test the limit of his abilities, bringing new mechanics to the mobile RPG genre, and creating a truly unique gaming experience for everyone to enjoy."
     

    In 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast', players control Eddie's destiny across a spectacularly diverse array of worlds by traveling through time in captivating 3D environments. Eddie appears in many forms, each a part of Iron Maiden's rich history, and each with a set of special powers and abilities.
     
    Players will amass an army of powerful allies to battle alongside Eddie and face the onslaught of foes hell-bent on destroying him. Legions of unrelenting enemies are commanded by the Agents of Control, including The Beast, The Wicker Man, Horus and The Axis General, all drawn from the expansive catalogue of Maiden's albums and artwork.
     
    The game offers over 40 different Talisman sets to choose from, which all add to characters' vital abilities. With each battle, players will evolve their armies, take on ever-increasing challenges to reclaim the facets of Eddie's soul, and ultimately defeat the Agents of Control.
     
    Gameplay is enhanced by a blistering soundtrack that features songs spanning the band's entire career. Players will hear rare, previously unheard live recordings of Iron Maiden classics adapted for the game under the close scrutiny of bassist and founding member Steve Harris.
     
    The game is now available for free on Apple's App Store and Google Play. For more information about 'Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast', please visit www.ironmaidenlegacy.com

     Blackfoot Release New Album.

    Blackfoot.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Blackfoot, the Southern American rock band who were originally formed in 1970’s by current lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlocke, are back with a new line-up and will release Southern Native on Loud & Proud Records, August 5, 2016.  Over the last two years, Medlocke wrote, performed on and produced Southern Native.

    Blackfoot has always been defined by their hard rock edge as evident on their most successful singles “Train, Train” and “Highway Song.”   In 2012, under Medlocke’s sturdy guidance, he recruited a completely new ensemble. The Jacksonville, Florida-based foursome, including lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, guitarist/vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter and drummer Matt Anastasi, are carrying the torch for the next generation with their hard-driving sound.

    "This record is head to head old school meets new school, classic to new rock for a brand new generation!" says Medlocke, “Turn it up loud!”

    “Rickey bridged the generations by having his grandfather Shorty Medlocke play on those early Blackfoot records,” said lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi “so having Rickey play slide and other guitar with us on this record bridges the modern gap. It’s a full-circle kind of thing.”  That forward-moving proof can be found deep within the music of Southern Native, from the proud heritage callbacks of the title track to the tasty slide-driven travelogue of “Take Me Home” to the harmonic ramrod-riffage twist on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s powerful “Ohio” (which includes quite a shrewd lyrical shout-out at the end).

    Blackfoot have toured extensively over the past few years re-igniting their fanbase while introducing the new Blackfoot music and its members to fans of other Southern rock artists such as Skynyrd.  Blackfoot will be touring all summer in support of Southern Native.
    Track Listing:
    1. Need My Ride
    2. Southern Native
    3. Everyman
    4. Call Of A Hero
    5. Take Me Home
    6. Whiskey Train
    7. Satisfied Man
    8. Ohio
    9. Love This Town
    10. Diablo Loves Guitar

    USA Tour Dates:
    June 15 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
    June 16 - Saint Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
    June 18 - Brooklyn, MI @ Jerry’s Pub
    June 19 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center
    July 2 - Guntersville, AL @ Lake City Amusement Park
    July 8 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd)
    July 9 – Fremont, NE @ John C Fremont Days
    July 15 -  Mebane, NC @ Whiskey Sours
    July 16 - Greenville, SC @ Gottrocks
    July 21 – Salisbury, MD @ Headquarters Live
    July 22 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
    July 24 - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
    Aug 13 - Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo
    Aug 19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    Aug 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Cadillac Bar
    Aug 27 - Oxford, AL @ Rumble Motorcycle Rally
    Sept 7 - Tazewell, TN @ Smoke In The Valley
    Sept 17 - Bainbridge, GA @ Flint River Jam
    Sept 23 - Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace Theater
    Sept 24 - Kent Narrows, ND @ Island Bay Day

     Fearless Vampire Killers Call It A Day.

    Fearless Vampire Killers.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    With heavy heart, singer and guitarist Kier Kemp has announced that he will no longer continue as a member of FVK. Having co-fronted the band for 8 years, the decision has not come lightly. Says Kier:

    "Leaving FVK was without a doubt the hardest thing I've ever done. Other than the more obvious side of fracturing a group of guys with so much history… my friends, I went in fully aware that I also have a responsibility to everyone that is a fan of the band as well. So to those people, I'm sorry if this upsets you, I feel awful for it... but the alternative would be me continuing to do something that I no longer fully understand or passionately connect with – and that is no good for me or for you. FVK was never mine, it was all of ours and that's not going anywhere. I'm proud of what we achieved and I'm very proud of all of you for being so lovely. I'm available in all the usual places if anyone has any questions or wants to talk more about it. No one is disappearing, so speak soon" – Kier

    Consequently, fellow band members Laurence Beveridge, Drew Woolnough, Shane Sumner and Luke Illingworth have collectively agreed to call it a day as FVK, however would like to reassure fans that this is not the end of their musical career together.

    A difficult announcement. Last Friday Kier told us he was leaving FVK. To the rest of us, this revelation was greeted with shock, disappointment, and heartbreak. We have given our lives to this band and the idea of giving up was completely alien to us. However, over the weekend we have struggled to find the answer to this unfortunate situation, and we have come to the conclusion that it would be wrong to continue this band without Kier by our side.

    However, FVK has always been more than just a name, and the remaining members of FVK will not abandon our musical union. There will need to be time to rebuild and reflect – our lives have drastically changed over the period of a few days – but music has always been our passion, and the idea of doing it without our friends seems absurd. We – Laurence, Luke, Shane and Drew – will certainly continue to make music together; though the specifics of this are uncertain.

    To our fans we apologise wholeheartedly, this is not the ending we chose, but our hands have been forced. All we can say is thank you for your support, and please remember our music lives on forever, and that the creative force behind FVK will return” – Laurence, Drew, Shane & Luke

    The band will announce details of a farewell show soon. However it is with regret that all upcoming live dates are cancelled, with the exception of Shield Fest on 17th July where the band will play without Kier. Tickets for the bands headline show at The Horn, St. Albans, on 25th August will be refunded from point of purchase.

    Additionally, they have requested that The Obsidian Bond, the bands self-built social network, actively remains a place for the open and creative minded, and for fans to maintain the community that acted as the driving force for FVK for many years.

    Boasting an impressive career to date, FVK nurtured an incredibly loyal and unique fan base. A testament to thinking outside of the box as an independent band, they gave fans more than music, creating their own social network and novels. Self-releasing 3 albums to date, alongside collecting an impressive set of notches on the touring post from Download and Vans Warped Tour UK, to supporting the likes of Black Veil Brides, Enter Shikari and In This Moment, alongside headline runs in the UK & Europe, they endeavoured to and successfully created their own world. With an inspiring take on a constantly evolving music industry, and their brilliantly creative history, FVK leave behind a great legacy.

     Tarja Releases New Video.

    Tarja.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    With the release of Tarja's upcoming studio album "The Shadow Self" only being six weeks away, the queen of heavy rock released the official music video for her new single "Innocence" last week.

    Directed by Argentinean movie director Mariano Cattaneo and filmed in Buenos Aires, the video surprises with a movie like optic and a corresponding, emotional plot.
    But it is not only the video clip that leaves you astonished – so does the song.

    "Innocence" perfectly captures the essence of Tarja: her unique way of melting heavy rock and classical music. Adding a melancholic piano etude inspired by Chopin, a driven beat and a striking chorus, the first single from "The Shadow Self" leads the way to even more inspiring music of Tarja.

    The official music video for "Innocence" can be watched on earMUSIC's official youtube channel https://youtu.be/6yYccQ0S1yI as well as on the official album landing page www.tarja-theshadowself.com now.

    The song is available as iTunes Instant Grat with immediate effect as part of the preorder of "The Shadow Self": smarturl.it/Tarja_TSS_iTunes

    The single and video versions of "Innocence" will also be available as part of the limited box set of "The Shadow Self" in an exclusive 7"vinyl+CD format.

    "The Shadow Self" is going to be released on August 5th, 2016 in various formats, including 1CD Standard Edition, Special Edition Digipak CD+DVD, Limited Box Set (CD+DVD "The Shadow Self", 7"vinyl+CD "Innocence", 7"vinyl+CD "No Bitter End", picture frame, 3 postcards, poster, t-shirt in size L), 2LP+Download and Digital.

     A Day To Remember Announce UK Arena Tour.

    A Day To Remember.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    A Day To Remember has announced an extensive arena tour of UK and Mainland Europe in January and February 2017. Please see below for the full list of dates, and the pre-sale/on sale details.

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

    July 6th – O2 presale for UK dates, presale for German and French dates
    July 7th - Venue presale for UK dates
    July 8th – General on sale for all dates. 

    A Day To Remember will be touring in support of their much-anticipated new album Bad Vibrations, which will be released this summer. Vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt recorded Bad Vibrations with producers Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX). Released on the band's own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, the album was mixed by Grammy winner Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Slayer) and is the follow-up to 2013's Common Courtesy

    The band recently launched a video for the title song "Bad Vibrations". You can watch it HERE.  The song/video followed the release of lead single/video "Paranoia," which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show and has gone on to amass more than 4.4 million Spotify streams and 3.6 million YouTube views – click HERE to watch. Fans can get "Bad Vibrations" and "Paranoia" as instant downloads by clicking smarturl.it/badvibrations to pre-order Bad Vibrations on iTunes. Pre-order bundles are also available on the band's official site or at smarturl.it/adtr-preorder.

    Last month, A Day To Remember won a Kerrang! Award for the Best International Band, and performed live at the award ceremony in London. That same week they performed live as part of the BBC Radio 1 Rock All Dayer.  You can watch their BBC Performance HERE.

    On July 18thA Day To Remember will headline the 2016 Journeys Alternative Press Awardsfueled by Monster Energy at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH.  This Summer they will hit the road in the US with Blink-182 for a tour of arenas and sheds set to kick off July 21 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA.

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

     Feeder Announce UK Tour.

    Feeder.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Following a hugely successful Big Top Headline slot at this summer's Isle of Wight festival, British rock heroes FEEDER today announce their full live return to the UK and Ireland with a 14 date Tour. With the band poised to announce their 9th studio album in the coming weeks, their first since 2012's 'Generation Freakshow', it also heralds the bands live return following a 4 year hiatus.

    Following lead singer/guitarist and chief songwriter Grant Nicholas's recent, critically acclaimed solo releases 'Yorktown Heights' and 'Black Clouds', which saw Grant play a host of shows with a very different, 'lo-fi' line up, the FEEDER frontman says he feels re-invigorated, and in the best creative space of his life.

    Nicholas commented: "We are really looking forward to getting out there on the road again and feel reborn after our break. Isle of Wight Festival reminded us how good it is to be back playing together, and the loyalty of our fans is truly immense". "We're back and really excited to let people hear these new songs"

    FEEDER first shot to fame when their debut EP 'Swim' was released to huge critical acclaim in 1996. Since then they've had 25 Top 40 hits with the likes of 'Feeling A Moment, 'Just The Way I'm Feeling', 'Just A Day' and 'Buck Rogers' and amassed over 5 million record sales along with 3 Platinum and 2 Gold Albums.

    Since 'Generation Freakshow', the band has appeared at a number of UK festivals, performed at Hyde Park to celebrate the 2012 Olympics and headlined London's O2 Academy Brixton before announcing they were taking some time off. FEEDER's autumn tour will see the band revisit some of their biggest hits whilst also performing tracks from their forthcoming – and long-awaited – new studio album.

    FEEDER kick off their tour at O2 ABC Glasgow on September 28th and visit a number of the UK's best-loved venues such as the O2 Ritz in Manchester, London's Roundhouse and Nottingham's Rock City before concluding at the Tramshed in Cardiff on the 19th October.

    The 2016 dates are as follows:

    September
    28th       O2 ABC                        Glasgow                                  
    30th       Loopallu Festival        Ullapool

    October
    1st         Newcastle Uni             Newcastle
    3rd         O2 Ritz                          Manchester
    4th         O2 Institute                   Birmingham                  
    6th         The UEA                       Norwich
    7th         The Lemon Grove       Exeter  
    9th         Beckett University       Leeds  
    10th       O2 Academy                Bristol  
    12th       Roundhouse                London
    13th       Pyramids                      Portsmouth
    14th       Rock City                      Nottingham
    16th       Academy                      Dublin
    17th       Limelight                       Belfast
    19th       Tramshed,                     Cardiff

    Tickets are on-sale from 10am on Friday 8th July priced at £22.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

     Hot Mass To Support The Menzingers.

    Hot Mass.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Swansea punk band Hot Mass are pleased to announce they have been invited to join Epitaph Records' favourites - The Menzingers on a short run of UK shows this October. 

    12th October - London, Scala
    13th October - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
    14th October - Edinburgh, Teviot Underground
    15th October - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

    "We're super excited to announce we'll be heading out with The Menzingers later this year on their October tour of the UK, this will be our first major tour playing as Hot Mass and we can't think of a better way to kick things off," said singer / guitarist, Rhys Jenkins commenting on the tour.  

    Having already racked up shows with the likes of Iron Chic, Gnarwolves and Tellison, Hot Mass are recruiting new fans by the dozen with their full-throttle musicianship. A desperate take on the "mid-twenties freak outs" which marries the intensity of acts like Black Flag and Jawbreaker with the raw sentiment of Marked Men, Husker Du and more contemporary acts like Joyce Manor and PUP.  

    The coming together of former members of The Arteries, 33 and Dividers HOT MASS released their debut album 'Nervous Tensions' on the 7th June via All In Vinyl (UK), Brassneck (UK) and Waterslide Records (JP). It is also available digitally via Spotify and Bandcamp.   

    Stream and purchase 'Nervous Tensions' here: http://www.allinvinyl.com/products/573682-hot-mass-br-nervous-tensions.

     Royal Republic Announce Headline UK Tour.

    Royal Republic.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Royal Republic, fresh from a main-stage appearance at Download 2016, will return to the UK for a run of headline shows in October; Special Guests on the tour will be Dinosaur Pile-Up, the alternative hard rock and grunge three-piece, originally from Leeds.

    Prior to this year’s Download, Royal Republic – who first joined forces in Malmo Rock City in 2007 – appeared over here with Theory Of A Deadman; now the Swedish party-starters (vocalist / guitarist Adam Grahn, guitarist Hannes Irengård, bassist Jonas Almén & drummer Per Andreasson) are back to play shows of their own, continuing to fly the flag for third studio album, ‘Weekend Man’, released earlier this year via Spinefarm Records.
    Comments Grahn: “A wise group once said, ‘being in a band is like being in a relationship, and concerts are like sex’. The return to Download Festival was nothing short of orgasmic on our part, and by the time Royal Republic hit the shores of the UK again in October, the nymphomania will know no limits!"

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

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

    ROYAL REPUBLIC: HEADLINE UK TOUR, OCTOBER 2016:-
    THU 06  - BRISTOL, THEKLA 
    FRI 07  -  LONDON, GARAGE
    SAT 08  - NOTTINGHAM, RESCUE ROOMS
    SUN 09  - GLASGOW, CLASSIC GRAND *
    TUE 11  - MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 3
    WED 12  - WOLVERHAMPTON, SLADE ROOMS   
    *upgraded from King Tuts due to high demand.
    The above tour carries an Extreme Entertainment Warning.

     Alter Bridge Announce Massive Arena Tour.

    Alter Bridge.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    ALTER BRIDGE are ecstatic to announce their long-anticipated return to Europe! Their biggest headline shows yet, the 24-date tour treks 15 countries and kicks off on November 4, 2016.

    Produced by Michael 'Elvis' Baskette, Alter Bridge's fifth studio album is planned for release in October 2016, via Napalm Records. Fortress, the band's widely acclaimed 2013 album, swept into charts worldwide - including the UK at #6, USA at #12 (Billboard 200), Germany at #7, and Austria at #4. Fans can look forward to hearing new songs on the tour, as well as their favourites!

    Special guests include Danish rockers, VOLBEAT, who released their sixth album, Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie, earlier this month. French metal group, GOJIRA, will be giving fans a taste of their crushing new album, Magma, and up-and-comers, LIKE A STORM, jet in from New Zealand to get the party started.

    Dates stack up as follows:

    With: Special Guest TBC, Like A Storm
    Fri 4th Nov - BILBAO, Spain - Santana 27
    Sat 5th Nov - BARCELONA, Spain - Razzmatazz
    Tue 8th Nov - PARIS, France - Zenith
    Wed 9th Nov - BRUSSELS, Belgium - AB
    Thu 10th Nov - AMSTERDAM, Holland - HMH
    Sun 13th Nov - BERLIN, Germany - Columbiahalle
    Mon 14th Nov - VIENNA, Austria - Gasometer
    Wed 16th Nov - KATOWICE, Poland - Spodek
    Sun 20th Nov - OSLO, Norway - Sentrum Scene
    Mon 21st Nov - COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Vega Main Hall

    With: Volbeat, Gojira, Like A Storm
    Wed 23rd Nov - MANCHESTER, England - Arena
    Thu 24th Nov - LONDON, England - O2 Arena
    Sat 26th Nov - NOTTINGHAM, England - Motorpoint Arena
    Sun 27th Nov - BIRMINGHAM, England - Genting Arena
    Mon 28th Nov - CARDIFF, Wales - Motorpoint Arena
    Thu 1st Dec - GLASGOW, Scotland - Hydro
    Fri 2nd Dec - LEEDS, England - First Direct Arena

    With: Gojira, Like A Storm
    Sun 4th Dec - FRANKFURT, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
    Mon 5th Dec - COLOGNE, Germany - Palladium
    Tue 6th Dec - HAMBURG, Germany - Mehrl Theater
    Fri 9th Dec - BOLOGNA, Italy - Unipol Arena
    Sat 10th Dec - MUNICH, Germany - Zenith
    Sun 11th Dec - BASEL, Switzerland - Jakobshalle

    For pre-sale tickets for the UK dates, set your alarm for 9:00am to purchase from O2 on Wednesday 6th July and Live Nation/venues on Thursday 7th July. For other locations, please check with your local promoter/venue. Tickets go on general sale at 9:00am Friday 8th July and can be bought online via www.alterbridge.com.

     Like A Storm To Support Alyter Bridge On Arena Tour.

    Alter Bridge.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    New Zealand’s high-charting rock act Like A Storm are heading back to Europe and the United Kingdom on tour. The band has been tapped by Alter Bridge to support them on their entire international run of dates this Autumn. The tour kicks off on November 4th in Bilbao, Spain and runs through December 11th when it wraps up in Switzerland. The U.K leg of this run kicks off on November 23 in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and wraps up on December 2nd in Leeds at the First Direct Arena. Volbeat and Gojira are also sharing the bill in the United Kingdom.

    Like A Storm has received critical acclaim for their live performances with Kerrang! applauding their "Big, badass riffage and arena-sized choruses...". 

    Metal Hammer has praised the band’s introduction of the didgeridoo into heavy music declaring, "Like A Storm are rewriting metal's rulebook like never before."

    Ticket information is available at http://www.likeastorm.com/#!tour/cjg9.

    “We are so excited to be coming back to the U.K. and Europe with our brothers in Alter Bridge! They have always been one of our favorite bands to tour with!” exclaims singer/guitarist Chris Brooks.

    “This is beyond incredible,” states guitarist/vocalist Matt Brooks. “Touring the UK and Europe with Alter Bridge is a dream come true for us as a band. Can’t wait to hit the UK where we get to play with Volbeat and Gojira too!”

    LIKE A STORM with Alter Bridge, Volbeat, Gojira
    23 Nov    Manchester - Manchester Arena
    24 Nov    London - O2 Arena
    26 Nov    Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena
    27 Nov    Birmingham - Genting Arena
    28 Nov    Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
    01 Dec    Glasgow - Hydro
    02 Dec    Leeds - First Direct Arena

     Bloodstock Festivl Releases Day Tickets.

    Bloodstock.Wednesday 6th July 2016
    Just six short weeks 'til we throw open the gates at Catton Park and the metal hoardes flood onto our hallowed turf for BLOODSTOCK 2016!  To celebrate, day tickets are now on sale!  Ticket prices have been frozen for the FOURTH year running at £60 each (+ booking fee) and are available from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.  If you can't make it for the whole weekend, come join the metal party for just one day and catch one of 2016's headliners; the legendary TWISTED SISTER on Friday for their last ever UK show, prog metal titans MASTODON on Saturday, or closing out the weekend on Sunday, global thrash icons, SLAYER.  There's plenty more to keep you entertained, just check the daily line ups here.  

    VIP tickets and packages are moving VERY quickly this year and there's not many left.  If you've left it 'til the last minute to pick up VIP or VIP upgrades in years past, don't delay this time as they WILL sell out soon.  Grab your VIP tix without delay to avoid disappointment.

    On Facebook, Twitter or Google +?  Want the chance to win a pair of tickets to BLOODSTOCK?!  Sure you do!  Here's how you can get involved.  It's very simple... 

    Subscribe to the official BLOODSTOCK YouTube Channel (bloodstockfestivals), then have a look through all our awesome video clips.  Pick your favourite video from the channel and publicly share it on your network of choice; Facebook, Twitter or Google+.  If you're already subscribed to our YouTube channel, just pick your choice and share.  Simples!  If you share on Facebook, make sure you set the audience of the post to 'public' so we can see it on your wall.  If we can't see it, your entry won't be counted.

    Each week between now and the festival weekend in August, the BLOODSTOCK webmaster will trawl the 'shares' from our YouTube Channel and select a winner at random to win a pair of weekend tickets!  There'll also be other 'spot' prizes for randomly selected winners during this period, including 'Upgrade' vouchers that convert a standard ticket to a Serpents Lair VIP hospitality ticket (you'll need to already have a standard ticket in hand to activate the upgrade, or you can purchase one if you win the 'upgrade' voucher), a raft of BLOODSTOCK and band merchandise goodie bags, or the chance for you and a mate to watch side stage for selected band performances!  So plenty of opportunities to win, by merely sharing a video on your page.

    Be sure to share from the official 'bloodstockfestivals' YouTube channel or your entry won't be registered.  A direct link to the Bloodstock Youtube channel is https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloodstockfestivals 

    So get sharing those favourite official Bloodstock Festival YouTube channel clips for your chance to be a lucky winner!

     The White Buffalo Announce UK Tour Dates.

    The White Buffalo.Friday 1st July 2016
    The White Buffalo may well be familiar to you, even if you can't quite place the name. Led by singer/songwriter Jake Smith, they are one of the stars of the soundtrack to Sons Of Anarchy. Smith's rough-hewn vision of Americana provided the backdrop throughout the series, most memorably, in the season 4 finale,'Come Join The Murder' which was co-written with series producer Kurt Sutter.

    Nominated for an Emmy, the band then went back into the studio to work on some fresh material with Audra Mae, who also starred in EDM anthem 'Addicted To You' by Avicii. Watch the official video for the track "I Got You (feat Audra Mae)':  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-vzuRz5AJY

    The White Buffalo will be playing a number of European dates this month. Kicking off on July 17th and including shows across the UK, Germany and Italy, he will be touring in support of his new album, 'Love and the Death of Damnation', which was released in Europe earlier this year via Earache Records.

    Tour dates are:
    July 2016
    Sun 17th                Bristol, The Lantern
    Mon 18th               Newcastle, 02 Academy 2
    Tue 19th                Glasgow 02 ABC  *change of venue
    Thur 21st                London, Electric Ballroom
    Fri 22nd                  Birmingham, 02 Institute 2
    Sat 23rd                  Maidstone, Ramblin' Man Fair
    Mon 25th                Hamburg, Germany – Knust
    Tue 26th                 Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
    Thur 28th                Faenza, Italy – Strade Blu
    Fri 29th                   Trieste, Italy – Hot In The City Festival
    Sat 30th                   Brescia, Italy – Areasonica Festival

     The Mission Announce 30th Anniversary Tour Supports.

    The Mission.Friday 1st July 2016
    The Mission announce Pete Murphy and The 69 Eyes as their special guests for their 30th Anniversary UK shows.

    To celebrate their 30th anniversary The Mission set out on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011 and to coincide with the tour they will release a brand new studio album.

    The 30th Anniversary European leg of the tour starts in Dublin on October 1st and includes the Whitby Goth Weekend on November 5th with Pete Murphy playing the October UK shows and The 69 Eyes the November dates.  

    Wayne Hussey exclaims "It's with absolute honour and delight that I am able to tell you that Peter Murphy has agreed to play these 30th anniversary UK shows as very special guest of The Mission in October. Peter's appearance will help make these shows the special events that we always wanted and hoped they'd be. And it'll be great to reacquaint myself with an old friend..........

    Following The Mission's invitation to play with them, Pete Murphy said "I'm not only delighted but gearing up for a unique event all around. Look out!".

    While The 69 Eyes' singer Jyrki 69 says  "I remember the first time seeing the "Wasteland" video on TV. It hit me hard, I even got the issue of Smash Hits with Wayne on the cover. "God's Own Medicine" is still one of my favourite albums and without no doubt The 69 Eyes wouldn't sound like we do without The Mission. Can't wait to get back to play in the UK." 

    With the original members Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler being joined by new drummer Mike Kelly in 2011 and armed by one of the most rabid fan bases in the world The Mission have continued to excite the legions with a slew of successful shows and tours. The Mission has sold in excess of 4 million albums and singles. They have garnered headlines in the worlds music press and not always for the quality and strength of their music. 

    However, with a new studio album set to be released later this year and this extensive tour The Mission enter their 4th decade in the rudest of health.
     

    The Mission UK and Ireland Tour dates 
    October 
    Sat       1st         Dublin   O2 Academy 
    Sun      2nd         Belfast  Limelight 
    Mon      3rd         Glasgow           O2 ABC                                    w/ Pete Murphy 
    Wed     5th         Manchester O2 Ritz                               w/ Pete Murphy 
    Thu       6th         Nottingham       Rock City                                  w/ Pete Murphy 
    Fri        7th         Bristol   O2 Academy                 w/ Pete Murphy 
    Sat       8th         London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Pete Murphy 
    November 
    Thu        3rd                Leeds   O2 Academy                             w/ The 69 Eyes                                                 
    Fri        4th         London O2 Forum Kentish Town w/ The 69 Eyes                                    
    Sat       5th         Whitby   Goth Weekend            
    Sun      6          Birmingham O2 Institute                         w/ The 69 Eyes             

     The Soap Girls Announce 'Bad Bitch' Single.

    The Soap Girls.Friday 1st July 2016
    The SoapGirls have just finished making the video for their debut UK release - Bad Bitch, a caustic slice of vitriolic Rock'n'Roll & you can order the download now from https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thesoapgirls

    The SoapGirls hailing from South Africa were given their name by the general public  "We have been The SoapGirls since we were 8 and 9 selling soap and street performing for various charities, we did this 365 days of the year for 9 years" 

    Bad Bitch was written 2 days after The SoapGirls were attacked in Hastings, resulting in a "very emotional and very raw" song. This unprovoked attack, involved sexist abuse and took place when The SoapGirls were performing live, with the perpetrators throwing copious amounts of red liquid over the band.  "We hated not being able to fight back and still suffer a lot of anxiety when we are performing as a result of what happened, I became slightly jaded and Bad Bitch was born after we decided we would never take shit from anyone ever again!!"

    Bad Bitch sees the girls developing a recognized 'sound' with their ever-so-edgy vocals,  Mille's heavy  throbbing bass lines and Mie letting rip with searing lead guitar work, creating an insouciant blast of filthy rock'n'roll.  

    Proud and humble The SoapGirls are a force of nature who inspire anyone to "follow their dream and believe in themselves". 

    The SoapGirls stand for freedom and non-judgement, fiercely outspoken for animal rights, society's most vulnerable  and anti government policies they write straight from the heart with every song being a real experience, either with themselves or someone close.

    "Be brave enough to be yourself always, we have only one life that we know of so Rock it and embrace it without losing yourself" - The SoapGirls 

    To see these girls perform live is a must. 

    The SoapGirls  UK Tour Dates 
    July
    1st         The Rigger                                Newcastle Under Lyme 
    2nd                                                                  Percys                          Whitchurch 
    7th         Arches                          Coventry 
    9th         The Zanzibar                 Liverpool 
    15th       Rock n Bike Festival      Derby 
    16th       Lincoln Imp                               Scunthorpe  
    22nd       Riflemans                                 Glastonbury
    23rd       The Albion                                Liskeard Cornwall
    24th       The Underground                       Plymouth 
    30th       The Crown                                 Bristol 
    31st       New Crown Inn              Merthyr Tydfil
    August 
    4th         Surya                            London 
    12th       Fox and Goose                         Southport 
    20th       Eagle Inn                                  Manchester 

     The Brave Announce 'Epoch' Album.

    The Brave.Friday 1st July 2016
    All of us are trying to find our place in the world, that much is true. Brisbane's The Brave, however, are trying to capture time itself.

    Their debut album Epoch is a sharp, widescreen demonstration of pure anthemia that wears its ambition proudly, and for vocalist Nathan Toussaint, guitarists Kurt Thomson and David Mead, bassist Daniel Neucom and drummer Brent Thomson it's their stab at immortality.

    "Each song has its place in time," explains Toussaint. "Whether they're lyrically set in the past, present or future, they all share that same common theme.

    "An epoch is a defining moment or event in time that leaves a memorable mark in history, and for us that is exactly what this album is. It's a significant thing that has taken us from just being a local band having a bit of fun to a signed band with an album we are truly proud of. 

    "And now we have the potential to leave our mark in the music industry."

    Formed in 2013, The Brave came together with a single goal in mind – to make music to move people. Their 2014 EP Endless turned heads nationwide, and since then they have been refining their aspirant melodies and thudding riffs into what is now Epoch. 

    And to really go down in history, the band dug deep to create something of true power that has resonance beyond its own borders. The songs themselves might have been drawn from Toussaint's own experiences, but there's a universality to them that shares DNA with everyone from Bring Me The Horizon and Architects to Deftones and Northlane.

    "Probably one of the more personal songs on the album is Searchlights, which I wrote about the loss of my cousin Ryan in 2007. It was such a defining moment in my life that changed not only my life, but the lives of all of my family forever," the frontman explains quietly.

    "I'd actually written the song quite a while ago before the album was recorded but I was holding onto it tightly, waiting for the right song to come along that meant I could finally put the lyrics to music. It was such an emotional song to record, and at times I found it hard to actually get the words out, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. It holds a really special place in my heart."

    The glorious thing about Epoch is that Searchlights is accompanied by another 10 dauntless hymns to hope and love. It's big-picture emoting is matched by the likes of Break Free and the heroic Dreamless (featuring Northlane's Marcus Bridge), while Ignited Youth takes a sober look at the human cost of global conflict. 

    Thanks to their truly collaborative writing process, every member of The Brave has their finger prints on each track, hence the break-neck switch from catchiness to heaviness, often within the space of a single chorus.

    And in order to reach the heights they aimed for, they took themselves right out of their comfort zone and put themselves on the line.

    "It was stressful, frustrating and physically draining for all of us," states Toussaint, "but at the end of the whole process we were all so happy and proud of what we had achieved and were so glad we had been pushed to our limits." 

     Bastille's Announce New Album 'Wild World'.

    Bastilles.Friday 1st July 2016
    At first glance the striking artwork for Bastille's hugely anticipated second album, 'Wild World', may prompt a number of questions. Who are the two individuals balanced precariously above a cityscape? Why are they there? What will happen next? But Dan Smith's own interpretation of the image is one that runs through many of the songs on Wild World, "To me, the image isn't about what's just happened or what happens next," he begins. "It's not about how they got there or how they get down. It's about sharing a moment — two friends existing in that split second in that exact space, two people framed in the vast context of this huge mad metropolis that we've all built. They're there out of choice."

    The London four-piece release their hugely anticipated second album, 'Wild World' on 9th September. The album follows the band's global four million selling, multi-platinum debut, Bad Blood.

    The announcement follows a fever pitch build spearheaded by infectious new single 'Good Grief', which received an incredible reaction across media and charted as last week's highest new entry as well as achieving the most week-one streams ever for an alternative single. The surreal video for the track clocked up over half a million views in just 48 hours and the band's recent triumphant Glastonbury set drew one of the largest crowds of the weekend and was hailed by the NME as "A masterclass in how to win Glastonbury."

    Wild World retains the vivid, rich, filmic song-writing of its predecessor but pushes the band's distinctive sound in exciting new directions. Lyrically, too, it's a leap forward, "If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it" Dan explains, "Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it's presented to you through the media. It's also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it. We wanted the album to be a bit disorientating - at times extroverted and introverted, light and dark."

    Written by Dan Smith and co-produced with Bastille fifth member Mark CrewWild World was recorded in the same tiny, South London windowless basement studio where the band recorded its predecessor. It's a collection of fourteen songs (nineteen on the deluxe edition) that sees Bastille at their boldest and most daring. Anthemic yet thought-provoking tracks include the fiery, string-laden, 'The Currents', a poignant and timely song that was written about, "Specific public figures on both sides of the Atlantic, and how it can be hard to believe they can think certain thoughts, let alone say them out loud or get on a podium and broadcast them." As well as the bombastic 'Send Them Off!' which boasts the attitude of a classic hip hop song set against the lyrical narrative and insecurities that are part of Bastille's own DNA, whilst referencing both The Exorcist and Othello. The track exemplifies Dan's belief in shuffle culture and the end of rigid genre boundaries. There's also the pensive, stripped back Depeche Mode-esque sound bed for the band's beautiful album trailer, 'Two Evils' which was recorded in one take;  As well as the irresistible and rousing 'Snakes' and the guitar heavy 'Blame', which Dan describes as, "Our first foray into big guitar riffs, in a fictional standoff between two gangsters. "

    But at the heart of it all, there's a sense of escapism that runs through Wild World and a fascination with the human condition and the relationships we all forge, fight over and sometimes forget. "The world can seem a fucked up place," Dan concludes. "But people — well, people can be amazing. The relationships you choose to have in your life are the main solace. They're the things that make life awesome."

    To support the release Bastille announce the, 'Wild, Wild World Tour' taking in fourteen Arenas around the UK throughout October and November including a show at London's O2 Arena. Tickets will be available at the links below. Presale starts Wednesday 6th July @ 9am with General on sale on Friday 8th July @ 9am.

    The band continue their run of summer festivals including appearances at T in the Park, V festival, Festival No.6 and Bestival. Dates as below.

    www.myticket.co.uk | www.seetickets.com | www.ticketmaster.co.uk

    Wild, Wild World Tour
    Fri 28 Oct – Bournemouth - BIC
    Sat 29 Oct – Plymouth - Pavilions
    Mon 31 Oct 2016 – Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
    Tue 01 Nov - London - The O2
    Fri 04 Nov – Leeds - First Direct Arena
    Sat 05 Nov – Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
    Sun 06 Nov – Manchester Arena
    Tue 08 Nov – Birmingham – Barclaycard Arena
    Sat 12 Nov – Glasgow - The SSE Hydro
    Sun 13 Nov – Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena

    Festival dates
    T In The Park - Perth - 9th July 2016
    V Festival - Chelmsford – 20th August 2016
    V Festival – Stafford – 21st August 2016
    Festival NO.6 - Gwynedd - 2nd September 2016
    Bestival - Isle Of Wright - 9th September

     Night Verses Premier 'Panic And Pull Your Heart Out' From Forthcoming Album.

    Night Verses.Thursday 30th June 2016
    Night Verses has premiered another new song - "Panic and Pull Your Heart Out" - from their forthcoming sophomore full-length Into The Vanishing Light. The album will be released on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an Equal Vision Records imprint. The intense new song is premiering now at Youtube.com/equalvision.

    "'Panic And Pull Your Heart Out' is a song about breaking through self-pity and finding your inner strength. Our producer, Ross Robinson, dissected the lyrical content and helped me realize that I was often writing on this sense of a "negative autopilot" that a lot of writers fall into. He helped resurrect me from that lyrical abyss and this song's lyrics are the result of that resurrection; That's why there's mention of gravestones and being "underneath". It was a way of expressing the clawing out and escaping self-pity with a positive fire," notes vocalist Doug Robinson. "I think my favorite line in the song would be, 'Burning bones, we bathe in fire underneath the city streets.' I really connected with that line when writing because it gave me such a strong visual of turning my own negativity into an explosive burst of positive energy. "Panic and Pull Your Heart" out refers to stopping at nothing to make that transition."

    The first track released from the album - "A Dialogue In Cataplexy" - is streaming now via soundcloud.com/equalvision, while another new song, "Drift", can be heard HERE.

    Into The Vanishing Light was recorded in Venice Beach, CA with legendary producer Ross Robinson (Glassjaw, At The Drive In, The Cure). The album puts a newfound emphasis on utilizing their instruments in unique and innovative ways to create a dense, atmospheric sound and experience for listeners. Pre-orders are available now via digital retailers and at nightverses.merchnow.com - where a music video preview for "A Dialogue In Cataplexy" can also be found. All pre-orders come with an instant MP3 download of "A Dialogue In Cataplexy", "Drift" and "Panic and Pull Your Heart Out".
    The band, comprised of Douglas Robinson (vocals), Nick DePirro (guitar), Reilly Herrera (bass), and Aric Improta (drums), is currently on a full US tour with letlive., Seahaven, and Silver Snakes. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

    TOUR DATES
    letlive. w/Seahaven, Silver Snakes, and Night Verses
    Jun 30 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle^
    Jul 05 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    Jul 06 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
    Jul 08 Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka's
    Jul 09 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
    Jul 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
    Jul 12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom
    Jul 13 Toronto, CAN @ The Opera House
    Jul 15 Columbus, OH @ Park Street Salon
    Jul 16 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
    Jul 17 Bridgeview, IL @ Toyota Park+
    Jul 18 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
    Jul 20 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
    Jul 21 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
    Jul 22 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
    Jul 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
    Jul 25 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom - Social Club (Upstairs)
    Jul 26 Vancouver, CAN @ Rickshaw Theater
    Jul 27 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    Jul 29 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
    Jul 30 San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF
    Jul 31 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

    ^ Night Verses and Silver Snakes only
    + letlive. only

     The Birthday Massacre Re-release Old Songs.

    The Birthday Massacre.Thursday 30th June 2016
    A fascinating hybrid of electronic pop and goth-tinged rock with an industrial metal twist, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE  have been described as ‘a perfect mixture of Alice in Wonderland and the stuff that nightmares are made of.’

    The band’s current album ‘Superstition’ was the high point of their career to date. Recorded via a successful Pledge  campaign that surpassed its target within 24 hours of starting, it was a release that brought together all of TBM’s  themes and experiences into the most intriguing yet accessible record in the band’s history. Celebrating the  devotion of their ever increasing fan base whilst simultaneously demonstrating their ability to surprise and satisfy  the casual listener, a string of sold out UK shows in the spring of 2015 were testament to their drawing power.

    Currently making a brand new album for release in early 2017, TBM have also dug deep into their past and as an  interim release are presenting a collection of songs recorded under their original moniker of ‘Imagica’. Lovingly  remastered from original 4 track recordings, ‘Imagica’ stands as a historical document of the early days of the band’s  career, and a thank you to loyal fans who have demanded the release of this material.

    Released by Metropolis, a Haulix download link to ‘Imagica’ has been sent to you simultaneous to this press release. 

    TBM will be touring the UK this autumn, with the following shows confirmed :
    30.09.16               LONDON – The Garage
    03.10.16               BRISTOL – The Fleece 
    04.10.16               BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute 
    05.10.16               NEWCASTLE – Think Tank? 
    06.10.16               MANCHESTER – The Ruby Lounge 
    07.10.16               YORK - Fibbers
    08.10.16               GLASGOW - Audio

    VIP Meet & Greet packages are available for all dates and can be purchased via the TBM website : 
    http://www.thebirthdaymassacre.com

    14 Wiesbaden, DE Schlachthof
    15 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso

     Nothing For September UK Tour.

    Nothing.Thursday 30th June 2016
    Following the release of their critically acclaimed new album Tired Of Tomorrow, Philadelphia's NOTHING have announced a full European tour through September and October, with UK dates beginning September 11th at Bristol's Start The Bus.

    As well as their forthcoming 35-date European tour, NOTHING have enlisted pioneering electronic producer Ryan Hemsworth to remix 'Nineteen Ninety Heaven'. Although an unlikely pairing, the results are warped, moving and deeply atmospheric. Frontman Domenic Palermo offers insight into the personal struggles that inspired the track:

    "When I began writing this song it had a very dreamy vibe. I envisioned dreams that would occur in my early teens when I started to deal with my earliest signs of fear and anxiety. When I was 13 an older friend gave me LSD without telling me. I had come home acting very erratic and my recently deceased father, who had recently gone from being an abusive alcoholic to an abusive born again Christian, held me in a corner and screamed in tongues at me while holding his hands across my forehead. I had a really unfortunate time that held an effect on me for a while. I'd start to urinate in my own bed from the horrible things my mind was projecting on myself. I started to try and keep myself awake by pretending I was a spy or soldier, or someone who was more brave. Reality was hard to decipher during that time. I got past it eventually and stopped peeing the bed, unless I'm really drunk."

    Ryan Hemsworth adds, "NOTHING definitely gives me hope for the 13 or 14 year old kid right now who wants to learn guitar and can't find any good new bands. I hope they find Guilty Of Everything and listen to it 200 times, and then Tired Of Tomorrow 300 times."

    NOTHING are currently performing across North America on the Tired Of Tourism tour with Relapse label mates, WRONG and California's Culture Abuse, plus select dates with Citizen. The tour also includes festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Governor's Ball, Spillover, Shaky Knees, Levitation, Forecastle, and more, including the recently announced Coney Island show with Jane's Addiction and Dinosaur Jr. Having played a sold-out album release show at Hackney's MOTH Club earlier in the year, NOTHING will return to the UK on September 11th starting a run of dates at Bristol's Start The Bus.
    NOTHING 2016 European Tour Dates (UK in bold text)

    Tickets are available to purchase here - http://www.seetickets.com/tour/nothing

    September
    9 Tilburg, NL Incubate
    10 Leffinge, BE Leffingeleuren
    11 Bristol, Start The Bus
    12 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
    13 Glasgow, Broadcast
    14 Manchester, Deaf Institute
    15 Birmingham, The Rainbow
    16 London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
    17 Brighton, Bleach
    18 Antwerp, BE Trix
    19 Koln, DE Underground
    20 Munster, DE Gleis22
    21 Hamburg, DE Reeperbahn festival
    22 Copenhagen, DK Beta
    23 Berlin, DE Cassiopeia
    24 Wroclaw, PL Asymmetry festival
    25 Leipzig, DE UT Connewitz
    26 Vienna, AT Arena
    27 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Kulture
    28 Linz, AT Kapu
    29 Zurich, CH Bogen F
    30 Arezzo, IT Karemaski

    October
    1 Bologna, IT Covo Club
    2 Milan, IT Ohibo
    4 Toulouse, FR Le Saint Des Seins
    5 Barcelona, ES Sala Apolo 2
    6 Madrid, ES Moby Dick
    7 Lisbon, PT Musicbox
    8 Porto, PT Cave 45
    9 Zaragoza, ES Las Armas
    11 Bordeaux, FR Void
    12 Paris, FR Batofar
    13 Karlsruhe, DE Jubez

     Toseland For September/OCtober UK Tour.

    Toseland.Thursday 30th June 2016
    The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.

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

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

    Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.

    Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016

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

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

     Sum 41 Unleash New Single 'Fake My Own Death'.

    Sum 41.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    SUM 41 are thrilled to get new music out to the patient, die-hard, dedicated fans who have been with them all along. Today they released a brand new song and music video off 13 Voices called, 'Fake My Own Death.' Directed by Marc Klasfeld, who previously worked with SUM 41 on their videos for 'Fat Lip', 'In Too Deep' and 'The Hell Song,' 'Fake My Own Death' depicts the band performing on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles, where all their worst nightmares --including Kim Kardashian, Michael Jordan and Donald Trump-- come to attack them. Fans can watch the video now, over on SUM 41's Facebook page.

    'Fake My Own Death' is the first song taken from SUM 41's forthcoming album, 13 Voices, due out October 7th via Hopeless Records. Singer Deryck Whibley shares his thoughts behind 'Fake My Own Death,' "I just wanted to get away from everything that I had been doing. I needed to start a new life—like faking my own death." The ten-track album marks the band's first LP in five years, following up 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song 'Blood In My Eyes.'

    With the upcoming release of this album we see SUM 41 as an impenetrable unit putting everything they've got out into 13 Voices. The result is a dynamic, impassioned collection of melodic, guitar wielding, rock songs. "I can't say whether this is our best record or not, as I don't know if it is," states Whibley. "All I can say is I did the best I possibly could during the toughest period of my life".

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

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

    Sum 41 – Fake My Own Death - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waixG1Dhr3w

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

     Good Charlotte Release Video For 'Life Changes'.

    Good Charlotte.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have announced a handful of shows in the UK ahead of their performances at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.  The band are happy to announce they will now also be performing in London at The O2 Forum on August 22nd.

    Good Charlotte will be joined on these dates by Waterparks, Big Jesus and Roam in support.  What an exciting line up of some incredibly talented up and coming bands!  

    Dates are as follows:
    August

    22nd London, O2 Forum
    24th Glasgow, O2 Academy
    25th Manchester, O2 Ritz - SOLD OUT
    26th Leeds Festival
    27th Birmingham, O2 Institute - SOLD OUT
    28th Reading Festival
    Tickets for London go on sale on Friday 1st July at 9am. The band will also be offering VIP Meet and Greet and merchandise packages for these shows.  These tickets will fly so be quick!
    http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/good-charlotte/
    To get you even MORE excited, Good Charlotte have released a lyric video for "Life Changes"" taken from their sixth studio album Youth Authority due out Friday, July 15th.

    Those who pre-order the album (ORDER HERE) will be rewarded with instant grat downloads of "Makeshift Love", "40 oz. Dream", "Life Can't Get Much Better", "Life Changes". Special album pre-order bundles including exclusive merchandise items are available HERE.

    Check out the great videos from Good Charlotte here:

    "40oz Dream"
    "40oz Dream" Lyric Video
    "Life Changes"
    "Makeshift Love"
    "MakeShift Love" Lyric Video
    "Life Can't Get Much Better" - Lyric Video

     Tarja Releases New Single 'Innocence'.

    Tarja.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    With the release of Tarja's upcoming studio album "The Shadow Self" only being six weeks away, the queen of heavy rock released the official music video for her new single "Innocence" last week.

    Directed by Argentinean movie director Mariano Cattaneo and filmed in Buenos Aires, the video surprises with a movie like optic and a corresponding, emotional plot.
    But it is not only the video clip that leaves you astonished – so does the song.

    "Innocence" perfectly captures the essence of Tarja: her unique way of melting heavy rock and classical music. Adding a melancholic piano etude inspired by Chopin, a driven beat and a striking chorus, the first single from "The Shadow Self" leads the way to even more inspiring music of Tarja.

    The official music video for "Innocence" can be watched on earMUSIC's official youtube channel https://youtu.be/6yYccQ0S1yI as well as on the official album landing page www.tarja-theshadowself.com now.

    The song is available as iTunes Instant Grat with immediate effect as part of the preorder of "The Shadow Self": smarturl.it/Tarja_TSS_iTunes

    The single and video versions of "Innocence" will also be available as part of the limited box set of "The Shadow Self" in an exclusive 7"vinyl+CD format.

    "The Shadow Self" is going to be released on August 5th, 2016 in various formats, including 1CD Standard Edition, Special Edition Digipak CD+DVD, Limited Box Set (CD+DVD "The Shadow Self", 7"vinyl+CD "Innocence", 7"vinyl+CD "No Bitter End", picture frame, 3 postcards, poster, t-shirt in size L), 2LP+Download and Digital.

     Guttermouth Stream New Track 'A Punk Rock Tale Of Woe'.

    Guttermouth.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    A new single from Southern California punk-rock heroes Guttermouth has just been released. 'A Punk Rock Tale Of Woe' appears on the band's upcoming EP 'Got It Made' which will be co-released worldwide via Rude Records and Bird Attack Records on July 15th. Regarding the new song, vocalist Mark Adkins says: "Uniforms don't describe most folks' reality. There's a skeleton in everyone's punk side of the closet".

    Listen 'A Punk Rock Tale Of Woe' at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0o1PNVMJI4 

    With their first new material in ten years, Guttermouth is poised to add a new chapter to their legacy as one of punk rock's seminal acts. Known for their short, fast and loud songs, outrageous antics and offensive lyrics, Guttermouth has attracted plenty of controversy over the years. In other words - They are punk rock as it's meant to be.

    'Got It Made' tracklisting:
    01 The Point
    02 Freckles The Pony
    03 I've Got It Made
    04 A Punk Rock Tale Of Woe
    05 Shitty Situation
    06 Old Man

     Set It Off Announce New Album 'Upside Down'.

    Set It Off.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    Set It Off has announced details of the release of their new album ‘Upside Down’, out October 7th, 2016 on Rude Records/Equal Vision Records. ‘Upside Down’ was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producers Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix), Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco) and Mike Green (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Cassadee Pope). It was chosen as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2016” by Alternative Press Magazine and is now available for pre-order by visiting http://setitoffband.com/.

    Life comes full circle for the band with the release of the new song and music video for ‘Something New’, which was co-written with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low.

    Watch the music video for ‘Something New’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXqeZeK7qxM

    In a joint statement, the band says, "We are all extremely excited to be releasing our new record ‘Upside Down’, and for the world to finally hear what we’ve been working so hard on for the past year. We are anxious for fans to hear our new songs, as they are our most mature work to date. We had the opportunity to write with Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low who is both an inspiration and a friend to the band. We’ve challenged ourselves to break down genre walls – pulling influences from pop, hip-hop and R&B. Brace yourself – this is Set It Off at the pinnacle of our careers.”
     Upside Down Tracklisting
    1. Something New
    2. Uncontainable
    3. Life Afraid
    4. Upside Down
    5. Want        
    6. Diamond Girl       
    7. Tug Of War         
    8. Admit It                                        
    9. Hypnotized
    10. Never Know
    11. Crutch
    12. Me w/o Us
     
    Fans caught a taste of ‘Upside Down’ earlier this year with the release of the new song and music video for 'Uncontainable', which is now available for purchase and streaming on digital accounts such as iTunes and Spotify. Those who pre-order ‘Upside Down’ will receive ‘Something New’ and ‘Uncontainable’ as instant grat tracks.
     
    Set It Off is performing main stage for the entire run of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Tonight the tour hits Nashville, TN at The Fairgrounds. A full list of dates can be found below and tickets are on sale now at http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/

    Set It Off – Upcoming Tour Dates
    2016 Vans Warped Tour

    Jun 29 Nashville, TN @ The Fairgrounds
    Jun 30 Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
    Jul 01 St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park
    Jul 02 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
    Jul 03 West Palm Beach, FL @ S. Florida Fairgrounds
    Jul 05 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
    Jul 06 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
    Jul 07 Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fairgrounds: Gray Lot
    Jul 08 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
    Jul 09 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
    Jul 10 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
    Jul 11 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
    Jul 13 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
    Jul 14 Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
    Jul 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
    Jul 16 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
    Jul 17 Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
    Jul 19 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
    Jul 20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
    Jul 21 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    Jul 22 Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    Jul 23 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    Jul 24 Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
    Jul 26 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
    Jul 27 Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    Jul 28 Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
    Jul 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
    Jul 31 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot
    Aug 01 Albuquerque, NM @ Balloon Fiesta Park
    Aug 02 Phoenix, AZ @ Phoenix Event Complex
    Aug 05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
    Aug 06 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
    Aug 07 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
    Aug 09 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Aug 11 Nampa, ID @ Ford Amphitheater
    Aug 12 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
    Aug 13 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center

     James Blake Announces Tour Dates.

    James Blake.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    James Blake has announced a handful of UK dates in October-November, including a London show at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 1st November (full dates below). The much-awaited headline shows will give fans the opportunity to see the award-winning artist, producer, songwriter, and vocalist performing new tracks from his critically acclaimed third album The Colour In Anything (Polydor Records).

    Alongside this news, James performed a special eight song set for Annie Mac's 'Radio 1 Headliners' live series on BBC Radio 1, featuring songs from the new album and from 2013's Overgrown.
    Listen to the entire episode here (set starts at 01:17:06)

    Watch an interview with James and a live performance of 'Radio Silence' here (starts at 10:58)

    The weekend saw James Blake headline the main stage at Field Day Festival to an enthralled audience and critical praise. "A sublime and stellar showing from the hometown boy", said the NME, while The Guardian observed, "introspective electronic soul swells to suit the occasion". 

    James Blake's touch can be felt throughout the modern music landscape. He lent his inimitable voice and production to "Forward" on Beyoncé's chart-dominating #1 blockbuster Lemonade, in addition to co-writing the opener "Pray You Catch Me.He won a Mercury Prize for 2013's Overgrown, garnered a "Best New Artist" nomination at the 2014 Grammy Awards, and received a nod for "British Male Solo Artist" at the 2014 BRIT Awards. He has graced stages ranging from Glastonbury to Sydney Opera House and Japan's Fuji Rock and countless other festivals as well as performing sold out headline tours. 

    UK tour dates:
    27.10  Dublin            Olympia, IE
    28.10  Belfast            Limelight 1, UK
    30.10  Bristol O2 Academy, UK
    01.11  London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , UK
    02.11  Leeds  O2 Academy, UK
    03.11  Manchester Academy, UK
    Tickets available from: http://jamesblakemusic.com/live/

     My Releases Debut Album.

    My.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    With her heavy duty pop songs that fizz with rock’n’roll energy and bare bones emotion, MY is here to drag pop into the moshpit and steal our hearts at the same time. The 24 year old Swedish singer and songwriter is, depending on your preference, akin to Paramore’s Hayley Williams as produced by Max Martin or My Chemical Romance fronted by Katy Perry, all coated with a layer of Swedish noir. Her debut track Invincible is available now on Relentless Records.

    Co-written with Mike Duce of Lower Than Atlantis, Invincible was recorded in the UK last year and is a tale of strength and empowerment. MY explains;  “I wrote Invincible with my friend Mike Duce, and the producer team Laconic. In the beginning the song was about being strong and independent, but it’s also about being with someone who empowers you. It could be a friend, a faith, or even an interest that makes you feel great.Main message: surround yourself with a love that makes you feel wonderful and epic.”

    Born and raised in a small village in rural Sweden, the daughter of the preacher from the local chapel, MY sings of life and love with brutal honesty and a dark edge. Raised on a diet of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash and of course ABBA, and later discovering Nirvana, My Chemical Romance and bands like Refused from the local hardcore scene, MY’s love of both the hard and soft ends of the sonic spectrum goes way back to her childhood.

    Now, with over 70 songs recorded in between her home base of Stockholm and London, including the awesomely aggro ‘Don’t Tell My Heart’ and out-of-control ‘White Water’, MY has to embark on the unenviable task of whittling them down for her debut album, due for release next year.

    Honesty, dark lyrics, social conscience, guitars and animals, wrapped up in pop songs.  This is MY.  A new pop force has arrived.

    MY’s debut single ‘Invincible’ is available to buy now on iTunes and to stream on Spotify.
    iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MYInvincibleApple
    Spotify: http://smarturl.it/MYInvincibleSpotify

     Beware Of Darkness Announce New Album.

    Beware OF Darkness.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    LA-based Beware of Darkness reveal album release details today for their forthcoming LP, 'Are You Real?' out on September 16th via Bright Antenna Records.  Fans who pre-order album will receive singles 'Dope' and 'Muthafucka' instantly.

    Are You Real? is the band's biggest and boldest statement yet. The 12-track collection serves as an urgent call to arms not only for frontman Kyle Nicolaides, but for the band's sound as well.  The music ushers the rebirth of a sound that is as refreshing as it is addictive, and goes much deeper than riffs.  

    The album illustrates how a rock star on the rise fought uncertainty and disillusionment to avoid flaming out. And, more importantly, how he has come through the other side revitalised and focused, and with the best songs of his young career.
    'ARE YOU REAL?' TRACKLIST
    Muthafucka
    Blood, Sex, Violence, & Murder
    Dope
    Summer Daze
    Tell Me This Is Fate
    Are You Real?
    Angel
    Surrender
    Hieroglyphics
    Sugar In The Raw
    Beware
    Delirium


    PRE ORDER 'ARE YOU REAL?' HERE
    https://fanlink.to/AreYouReal

     Hearts To Release New Album 'Beautiful Broken'.

    Hearts.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members HEART return July 8 with Beautiful Broken, their sixteenth album and their first on Concord Records. HEART has sold over 35 million records, and this anticipated album is their first in four years. Beautiful Broken finds Ann and Nancy Wilson exploring new songs, but taking some of their favorite "cherry picks" from their catalog and rerecording and rethinking them. The title track and first single features a dynamic guest vocal contribution by Metallica's James Hetfield with Ann Wilson.

    "There is really a seventies feel to this record both in the sound, and the way we got to the emotional core of each song," says Nancy Wilson. "We picked songs that we always wanted to re-do, plus we've added three new tracks. On both new and old, we have the band playing together the way we used to. This is classic Heart."

    The seven tracks that were pulled from the HEART catalog were tunes both Nancy and Ann wanted another shot at, due many times to how they were initially produced. Songs like "City's Burning," "Down on Me," and "Sweet Darlin'" have always been live favorites of the sisters, and of HEART's fan base, but they had somewhat languished. "Those songs may have fallen through the cracks, in a way, because of where radio was at the time when they were first released," Ann Wilson says. "Rediscovering those songs, I found ways they emotionally still speak to me." Two songs are from Passionworks, two from Private Audition, and two are from Bebe Le Strange.

    Beautiful Broken's title track had been a bonus song off Fanatic, HEART's last album, but this version is essentially an entirely new song with barnburner vocals—and even some lyrics—added by Metallica's James Hetfield. "It blows the previous version out of the water," says Nancy. "James just took the song on, and what he added was perfect with a bite and a rock accent."

    Beautiful Broken was co-produced by Nancy Wilson with HEART's bassist Dan Rothchild. Rothchild had previously produced Better Than Ezra's platinum-selling Deluxe, but he also comes from rock royalty: his father was legendary Doors producer Paul Rothchild. Beautiful Broken was recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, the same studio the Doors cut their best work. "There were eerie echoes in the hallway," Nancy says.

    Rothchild said his goal was to capture the human feel of HEART live in the studio. "On these classics, some of which had suffered from eighties-era over-editing-production-curse, we stripped the paint off and found the beauty underneath," he says.

    For Ann, the album allowed her to revisit, and re-sing, songs she felt "never reached their full development." For Nancy, the lyrical heart came alive: "I felt these songs were poetic pieces that were lost in translation with the sounds of the eighties, which was harder and more digital. We wanted to drape them in velvet, and make them shine."

    One example is "City's Burning," originally on the 1982 album Private Audition. "The first time we recorded that was in 1981," says Ann, "and it was in a key that was a bit 'show-offy,' and sped-up. On Beautiful Broken, we put the key in the right place, and the song really bore fruit."

    Nancy Wilson sings one of the new songs, "Two." The song had a different genesis than many HEART classics, as Wilson first heard it on a demo made for a television show her husband Geoff was working on. She reached out to the song's writer--R&B sensation Ne-Yo--and asked if he'd consider giving her the song. "I went to work begging for the song," she says. "Ne-Yo said, 'sure.' It ends up he's a HEART fan. He may still release his own version at some point, but to me the song feels like mine now."

    One of the unique aspects to Beautiful Broken is the string arrangements on four songs done by legendary arranger Paul Buckmaster. Buckmaster's resume includes work with the Rolling Stones and Elton John ("Levon"). "We were talking about how we wanted 'Paul Buckmaster-type' strings at one point," Nancy said. "So then we decided to call Paul himself."

    Buckmaster's work on "Sweet Darlin'" is, in particular, a standout, but only because the strings highlight Ann's powerful vocals. Ann had always wanted another shot at "Sweet Darlin'" so it was an ideal choice for Beautiful Broken. "To me the original sounded somehow incomplete," Ann says. This version, with Buckmaster's strings, finishes the song properly, but it also showcases how Ann's voice has remained strong over the decades.

    Ann and Nancy Wilson formed HEART when the idea of two women leading a rock band was still groundbreaking. From the moment 1976's Dreamboat Annie was released, they became stars. With hits like "Magic Man," "Crazy On You," "Barracuda," "Alone," "What About Love," and "These Dreams," the band became one of the biggest hit-makers in the seventies and eighties. In 2012, their memoir Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll. became a New York Times bestseller, and in 2013 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They have sold more records than any sister act in the history of popular music, but they've done so keeping their vision--that women can both rock and put forth emotional intimacy--central to their sound.

    Beautiful Broken follows in that tradition, an album with pure rock power on the title track, but also tender sexual yearning on "Language of Love." It's a contrast that has always been the essence of HEART. "We still make records like we always have, and they are always impossibly romantic, because Ann is always an impossibly romantic singer," Nancy says. "In a world where there is less poetic lyric writing, we've always tried to plant a flag for poetry."

    That may seem "broken" in a way, in a world of machine-created pop music, but it is also certainly a beautiful vision. This year HEART will bring that vision to half a million fans during their summer concert tour, and Beautiful Broken extends that relationship with radio-ready songs, and deep album cuts.

    Click here to pre-order the album.

    The dates for HEART's headlining summer tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick are here: http://www.heart-music.com/tour

     Meshuggah Upgrade Dublin Venue.

    Meshuggah.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, extreme tech-metal messiah's MESHUGGAH have upgraded their announced January 18th show at The Academy in Dublin as this venue is already close to sold out. The show will now take place at Vicar Street to meet the demand. Original tickets bought for the Academy remain valid.

    Get tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Meshuggah-tickets/artist/847086 

    Full UK & IRL tour-dates for January 2017:
    12th January - Bristol (UK) O2 Academy
    13th January - Birmingham (UK) O2 Institute
    14th January - Nottingham (UK) Rock City
    15th January - Glasgow (UK) O2 ABC
    17th January - Belfast (UK) Limelight
    18th January - Dublin (IRL) Vicar Street (UPGRADED from Academy)
    19th January - Manchester (UK) O2 Ritz
    20th January - London (UK) O2 Forum

    MESHUGGAH have announced a new album will be coming later this year, check out the teaser: 
    https://youtu.be/pslfVYeMYEM

    Meshuggah are releasing the ultimate collectors piece, 25 Years Of Musical Deviance box set, which will be released on July 29. 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The set is limited to 1,000 units worldwide exclusively via the Nuclear Blast Webshop. 
    Pre-order your box set here:
    http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4839
    Watch the promo video for the box set on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!

    The 25 Years Of Musical Deviance box set will include

    • Outer case with 3D cover art
    • Slipmat with exclusive design
    • 100-page hardcover book with lyrics and previously unreleased photos
    • Blu-ray with all music videos and previously unreleased studio footage

    (17) ultra clear, 180 gram 12-inch vinyl featuring brand new artwork
    Below are the vinyl that are included in the box set:

    • Meshuggah EP - single, 45rpm vinyl
    • Contradictions Collapse - double, 33 1/3rpm vinyl
    • None EP - single, 33 1/3rpm vinyl
    • Destroy Erase Improve - double vinyl, 45rpm vinyl
    • Chaosphere - double vinyl, 45rpm vinyl
    • Nothing - double vinyl, 45rpm vinyl
    • EP - single vinyl, 33 1/3rpm vinyl
    • Catch 33 - double vinyl, 33 1/3rpm vinyl
    • Obzen - double vinyl, 45rpm vinyl
    • Koloss - double vinyl, 45rpm vinyl

    Blu-ray Tracklisting:
    Music Videos

    • "Abnegating Cecity"
    • "Terminal Illusions"
    • "New Millennium Cyanide Christ"
    • "Rash In All Gays"
    • "Rational Gaze"
    • "Shed"
    • "Breaking Those Bones Who Sinews Gave It Motion"
    • "Demiurge"
    • "I Am Colossus"

    Studio Videos:

    • Contradictions Collapse
    • None
    • Destroy Erase Improve
    • Chaosphere
    • I

     Shvpes Announce Shows With Asking Alexandria.

    Shvpes.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    SHVPES will appear as sole support to ASKING ALEXANDRIA at two very special SOLD-OUT UK shows this summer.

    Having most recently toured the UK with Miss May I & We Came as Romans, then gone on to give a breakneck performance at 2016’s Download Festival UK, these dates will serve as further proof that SHVPES can rabble rouse with the best of  ’em.

    Shows guesting with Asking Alexandria are as follows:-
     AUGUST
    15 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
    16 – London, Koko

    Meanwhile, check out the first two tracks to be revealed from SHVPES’ forthcoming album – due out this autumn via Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records – below.

    ‘God Warrior’: https://www.youtube.com/user/SHVPESVEVO
    ‘False Teeth’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOcEvDnRsM0

     Blue OCtober Announce UK Dates.

    Blue October.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    BLUE OCTOBER have been riding high in the US album charts with their new album, ‘Home’. The title song has also 
    become a staple of the Hot AC Radio Top 40 chart in recent weeks and is being lined up for release as a UK single.

    With the album now out in the UK, the band have today announced European tour dates for September, including 
    four UK shows :

    19.09.16               BIRMINGHAM                    O2 Institute
    20.09.16               MANCHESTER                     O2 Ritz
    21.09.16               LONDON                                               O2 Islington Academy
    22.09.16               LONDON                                               O2 Islington Academy

    O2 Priority on sale date for tickets is 10am today (29th June), with general on sale from 10am on 1st July.

    A video for the title track and a stream of the album can be accessed here, with a bio/PR for ‘Home’ beneath these
    links : 
         
    ‘HOME’ SINGLE VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fNAVW4Otks
    ‘HOME’ ALBUM STREAM : https://soundcloud.com/membran-entertainment/sets/home/s-G9F8t

    Blue October is a Houston, Texas based alternative rock band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string 
    pulling lyrics. They boast a powerful line-up of players including one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic 
    front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld.

    The band have scored several Top 40 Billboard singles in their home territory with songs like ‘Hate Me’, ‘Bleed Out’
    and ‘Fear’. The first of these hits was included on their 4th album, the platinum selling ‘Foiled’ (2006), while each of 
    the group's subsequent full length releases has charted comfortably inside the US Top 20, with 2011’s ‘Any Man In 
    America’ debuting as high as no. 8. 

    The band have a sizeable following in the UK, drawing audiences of 1000+ to venues in London, Birmingham and
    Manchester as part of a European tour to promote 2013’s ‘Sway’. 

    Blue October released their 8th studio album, ‘Home’, on 22nd April in the US and have been touring to promote 
    it. Debuting on the Billboard Top 200 at no. 19, it would have been several places higher but for the back catalogue
    of Prince dominating the upper echelons of the chart. As it is, the album has also attained the following positions :
    #1 Billboard Alternative Chart
    #1 Billboard Rock Album
    #1 Billboard Independent Chart
    #5 Billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart  

    ‘Home’ was released in the UK on 27th May via Membran/The Orchard. 
       
    “’Sway’ was about finding inner peace and learning to live in a healthy way,” says Furstenfeld. “’Home’ is about what
    we do with our time on earth, how we’re going to utilise that time in a positive way and make it the best we possibly 
    can by bettering ourselves.”

     Dizzie rascal Announc Hastings Pier Show.

    Dizzie Rascal.Wednesday 29th June 2016
    Today we're excited to announce that pioneering UK Grime act Dizzee Rascal will be playing in Hastings for the first time ever on the iconic Pier on Sepetmber 16th to open the weekender that also sees Happy Mondays & Levellers perform their seminal albums. 

    With four number one singles, four top ten albums, a Mercury Prize, a performance at the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012 and collaborations with both Calvin Harris and DJ Fresh under his belt, Dizzee Rascal has become a key name in both the UK garage scene and the international pop market. His live show has drawn crowds from all around the world, and after a run of festival performances this summer, the Hastings Pier show is  sure to be an epic affair and if this alone isn't enticing enough, the support bill for the Dizzee Rascal show is set to be equally as incredible and is scheduled to be announced soon.

    Hear Dizzee Rascal's new single 'Hype' featuring Calvin Harris here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zarA9rL4LU

    Music has always been, and continues to be, an essential part of Hastings' culture and this new addition to the weekend's line up makes sure that the September weekender has something to appeal to all generations. Following Dizzee Rascal's performance on Friday night, The Happy Mondays are set to perform 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' in it's entirety for it's 25th anniversary on Saturday September 17th, plus a selection of greatest hits. Support on the night will come from The Orb performing 'Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld' in full, also for it's 25th anniversary; and Formation, one of the most exciting new indie electronica acts of the moment.

    Sunday 18th September will see Levellers perform 'Levelling the Land' for it's 25th anniversary, plus a selection of greatest hits; with support from Turin Brakers who recently released their seventh album 'Lost Property'; and the Nottingham folk-punk outfit Ferocious Dog.

    The history of Hastings Pier is one of love and tragedy, originally opened in 1872 it's had many lives, including an iconic period in the 1960s where the pier quickly became of the most important venues on the touring circuit, playing host to The Clash, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Nico, Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as the location of Syd Barrett's last ever show with Pink Floyd.

    Damaged by the infamous storms in 1990 and closed to the public between 1999 and 2002, while it did re-open briefly it was finally closed in 2008. Efforts continued to raise funds to save the pier but in October 2010 it was dealt a devastating blow when a fire destroyed 95% of it's superstructure. Unlike the iconic Brighton West pier, however, structural surveys concluded that the cast iron Victorian-era sub-structure was salvageable. Now six years later the final works of the £14.2m refurbishments of Hastings Pier are complete and the pier has recently re-opened. 

    Tickets for Dizzee Rascal's show go on sale Friday 1st July at 9am. 

    LINE-UP:

    FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2016

    DIZZEE RASCAL
    *Weekend tickets do not include entry to the Dizzee Rascal show.

    Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/dizzee-rascal/hastings-pier/994807

    SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2016 (SOLD OUT)

    HAPPY MONDAYS – perform 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' in full (25th anniversary) + greatest hits
    THE ORB – perform 'Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld' in full (25th anniversary)
    FORMATION
    + MORE

    Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/happy-mondays-pills-n-thrills-and-bellyaches/hastings-pier/977479/?src=977479

    SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016

    LEVELLERS – perform 'Levelling the Land' in full (25th anniversary) + greatest hits
    TURIN BRAKES
    FEROCIOUS DOG
    + MORE

    Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/levellers-levelling-the-land-25th-anniversary/hastings-pier/977661/?src=977661

    *Weekend tickets are also available for both Saturday & Sunday.

     Taking Back Sunday Announce New Album And Single 'Tidal Wave'.

    Taking Back Sunday.Tuesday 28th June 2016
    "Throughout each song on the record, there are a lot of references to water," TAKING BACK SUNDAY vocalist Adam Lazzara tells Entertainment Weekly who broke the news about their seventh studio album TIDAL WAVE, which is set for release on Hopeless Records on September 16, 2016. The song from which the album takes its name is released today and is available as an instant grat with the pre-order. It's video – a pastiche of live performance footage of the song from this Summer's ongoing Taste of Chaos tour, is released today.  

    "I'm very excited for people to hear it," guitarist John Nolan told hometown newspaper New York Newsday. "I think it's going to be a surprise to some people. We're all extremely excited about what we've done. It's the culmination of things we've tried over the past two records. I think it's the strongest record we've done since getting back together. We've freed ourselves up to go in new directions."

    The classic punk aesthetic of the title track thrusts Taking Back Sunday into a different world of songwriters. Lazzara told Entertainment Weekly, "with our first records, we're writing from the perspective of 17, 18-year-old kids and now it's like as you grow old, the blinders get pulled back and you have a different way of looking at the world. There's more of an Americana feel. But we realise anything we do is going to sound like Taking Back Sunday." 

    Released today in video form here http://smarturl.it/TidalWaveVideo, "Tidal Wave" will be included as an instant grat track with the pre-order here (http://smarturl.it/TidalWaveiTunes). The song can also be heard on Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/track/7mYCGXXd0tbmLGx9inhLhh )

    Their first new album since Happiness Is in 2014, Tidal Wave is a forceful and fluidly cohesive tsunami of a record.  Kicking off with the "Death Wolf" whose one-minute atmospheric intro explodes at breakneck speed fueled by Mark O'Connells' muscular drumming, the album pushes the band's musical boundaries, challenging them into experimenting with different textures and sounds while remaining very true to their trademark sound. From the anthemic "You Can't Look Back" to the balladic "I Felt It Too" to the mid-tempo closer "I'll Find A Way to Make It What You Want", Tidal Wave is a whole new beginning for the platinum-selling band.  "I couldn't put any more of myself into these new songs and we've grown as musicians," Lazzara says about how they've continued to innovate and expand with each progressive record. 

    Currently halfway through the 37-city Taste of Chaos tour with Dashboard Confessional, Saosin, The Early November (with a rotating cast of guests like Motion City Soundtrack and Saves The Day among others), Taking Back Sunday formed on Long Island in 1999, and has sold millions of records, landed a pair of Top Five Billboard chart positions, and evolved from a youthful punk outfit to a vigorous and inventive pack of seasoned musicians.

    How have Taking Back Sunday managed to not only survive but thrive throughout their prolific career. The answer is simple: By constantly innovating. That fact is especially evident on the group's seventh full-length Tidal Wave, which sees these Long Island legends continuing to take chances and plunge headfirst in the sonic unknown with dazzling—and remarkably catchy—results. Taking Back Sunday is Adam Lazzara (Vocals), John Nolan (Guitars, Vocals), Eddie Reyes (Guitars), Shaun Cooper (Bass), Mark O'Connell (Drums).
    Tidal Wave Track List:
    1. Death Wolf 
    2. Tidal Wave 
    3. You Can't Look Back 
    4. Fences 
    5. All Excess 
    6. I Felt It Too 
    7. Call Come Running 
    8. Holy Water 
    9. In The Middle Of It All 
    10. We Don't Go In There 
    11. Homecoming 
    12. I'll Find A Way To Make It What You Want

     Barry Gibb To Release Solo Album.

    Barry Gibb.Tuesday 28th June 2016
    Legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb has signed with Columbia Records (RCA in the UK) and will release his first album with the label titled, In The Now, in the autumn of 2016. The surviving member of one of music's most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, (formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice), has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.
     
    Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, the album is only the second solo effort of Gibb's career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001.  In The Now is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. The 12-track album was recorded in Miami with the same gathering of accomplished musicians Barry assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour.
     
    As a record producer/songwriter, Barry has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand's 'Guilty' album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers country record 'Islands In The Stream' also, Diana Ross 'Eaten Alive featuring 'Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker' album.
     
    "This is a dream come true for me. It's a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it's a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people"
     
    Between Robin, Maurice, and Andy, the Gibb brothers achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including, a phenomenal 6 in a row equaling The Beatles record.
     
    "I will never forget my brothers, they will always be a part of everything I do. Our dream came true"
     
    Barry returned to live performing in 2013-2014 with the Mythology Tour, celebrating the Bee Gees anthology release of the same name as a tribute to his three brothers. The acclaimed tour included shows in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and The U.S., garnering an outpouring of affection and critical praise from around the world. 

     Tesla Announce Live Album.

    Tesla.Tuesday 28th June 2016
    It's been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. However, it does in the case of Tesla. The band is thrilled to announce the release of a live recording of their classic album, "Mechanical Resonance LIVE!", celebrating the original multi-Platinum record's 30th birthday in style. With a few surprises up their sleeve, including the single "Save That Goodness" written and produced by Phil Collen of Def Leppard, he album will be released in Europe on August 26th on Tesla's longtime label partner Frontiers Music Srl. The record is being released in conjunction with Tesla's USA summer tour opening  up for Def Leppard,  where they will perform in front of over half a million fans.

    Said Frank Hannon, "30 years later and the songs on our first album still rock! Making this new live album of Mechanical Resonance was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla."

    Added Brian Wheat, "It was a lot of fun to re-visit some of the songs we hadn't played in decades and had a great time recording it. "

    Over the course of their thirty-year career, which started in 1986, the iconic Sacramento melodic hard rock quintet—Frank Hannon [guitar], Brian Wheat [bass], Jeff Keith [lead vocals], Troy