Fightstar Reschedule Brixton Academy Show And Announce More Shows.

FightstarMonday 8th December 2014
Fightstar have announced a string of new dates for February 2015 which includes a rescheduled London, Brixton Academy date. The show has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances but all tickets will remain valid and the new date will be 27th February 2015.

The 10 year anniversary show at The Forum, London sold out in just 15 minutes & will go ahead as planned. Joining them on the bill will be two fantastic British bands More Dangerous Animal (ex Brigade) and Take The Seven.

In honour of this special show, Fightstar have filmed an acoustic performance of their track “Open Your Eyes” taken from their debut album Grand Unification. The band put up a poll on their website for fans to vote on which track they would most like to hear recorded acoustically and this was the winning track. This hauntingly beautiful version marks the first time the boys have played together in four years.

16th December The Forum, London SOLD OUT (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Take The Seven)
23 February Birmingham Institute (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Cyota)
24 February Glasgow ABC (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Cyota)
26 February Manchester Academy (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Cyota)
27 February O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ More Dangerous Animal & Cyota)* RESCHEDULED, ALL TICKETS REMAIN VALID
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY

 Kodaline Announce UK Tour.

KodalineMonday 8th December 2014
Kodaline, one of the big success stories of the last two years, return with their epic new album ‘Coming Up For Air’ on RCA Victor on Feb 9th.

Drawing inspiration from producers Jacknife Lee (Snow Patrol, R.E.M), Jim Eliot (Ellie Goulding) and ‘A Perfect World’ producer Steve Harris, Kodaline saw fully-fledged songs flow out of them much quicker than they ever anticipated.

“If you’d told us at the start of the summer that we’d be finished our album by autumn we wouldn’t have believed you,” says singer Steve Garrigan. “It happened so quickly. A lot of the songs were done live in the studio, on the spot.”

As on Kodaline’s debut ‘In A Perfect World’, Steve wrote the bulk of the lyrics for the album with guitarist Mark, bassist Jason and drummer Vinny pitching in on all the music. In first single ‘Honest’ they have a gamechanger. Featuring a stadium sized chorus of which Coldplay would be proud, the single highlights the ambition on ‘Coming Up For Air’.

Having toured ‘In A Perfect World’ across the globe, playing festivals and shows here there and everywhere, Kodaline are playing a slew of live dates across the UK in February and March.

February
Sun 15th GLASGOW, Barrowlands
Tues 17th LONDON, Roundhouse

March
Mon 9th NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Tues 10th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
Wed 11th NORWICH, UAE
Thurs 12th BRISTOL, O2 Academy
Sat 14th BIRMINGHAM, Institute
Sun 15th LEEDS, O2 Academy
Mon 16th NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy

Tickets go on sale Friday 12th December at 9am and can be purchased from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.com

Other highlights from the album include the anthemic ‘The One’, the driving percussion of ‘Ready’, the acoustic and string laden ‘Better’ and the rousing album closer ‘Love Will Set You Free’.

In ‘Coming Up For Air’ Kodaline have managed to record an album that is not only a sonic step on, but one which at its core retains the ability to connect instantly with an audience, to share the emotions in their songs and to pull the listener in to their world.

Coming Up For Air Tracklisting:

1. Honest
2. The One
3. Autopilot
4. Human Again
5. Unclear
6. Coming Alive
7. Lost
8. Ready
9. Better
10. Everything Works Out In The End
11. Play The Game
12. Love Will Set You Free

 The Amity Affliction To Support Of Mice And Men.

The Amity AfflictionMonday 8th December 2014
Hot on the heels of their sold-out headline UK tour, Australian riff merchants THE AMITY AFFLICTION are delighted to announce their return next March as special guests of metalcore titans OF MICE AND MEN.

Vocalist Joel Birch comments, “The tour just past has been far and away our favourite tour we have ever done in UK/Europe so we are happy to let you know we are coming back next year! We are over the moon to be touring with Of Mice And Men again, the shows are going to be insane, and it’s going to be awesome to catch up with our mates again!"

Tickets are on sale now for the following dates:

Thu 26th Mar - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Fri 27th Mar - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sat 28th Mar - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Mon 30th Mar - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Tue 31st Mar - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 2nd Apr - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Fri 3rd Apr - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Sat 4th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy

 Europe To Release 10th Album 'War Of Kings' In 2015.

EuropeMonday 8th December 2014
Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monstrously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

Joey Tempest: “War Of Kings is the album we always wanted to make, ever since we were kids listening to bands like Zeppelin, Purple and Sabbath. And after hearing Dave Cobb amazing production for Rival Sons we simply had to work with him. Our adventure is still ON!”

Europe’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the ‘80s, under-pinned by their hit album and single The Final Countdown, before going on hiatus between 1992 and 2003. They re-united and quickly settled into a period of re-establishment which has seen them re-enforce their reputation worldwide as one of the premier purveyors of blues-tinged classic rock with an edge and some kick. Their last album, 2012’s Bag of Bones, saw Europe hit the UK top 40 rock album charts and debut at #2 on the Swedish national charts, and War of Kings is set to take full advantage of the global groundwork Europe have put in over the last few years.

Joey adds “Hey! We took the long road! but we wanted to re-establish Europe the proper way. It’s taken 10 years and countless tours since the re-union, but we’re finally getting there! And we’ve done it our way!”

Europe will commence their roadwork supporting War of Kings with a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd (their first visit to Ireland in 25 years) before continuing in the UK with Black Star Riders. Joey - “Looking forward to ‘tons’ of touring in 2015! It’s getting harder and harder to be modest and humble about this band! It doesn’t get much better than this!”

 Black Star Riders Announce Album Number Two Tracklist.

Black Star RideraMonday 8th December 2014
Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour with Europe.

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. “The Killer Instinct” will be released in different formats: CD, Limited 2 CDs Digibook, Limited Gatefold Black Vinyl and Limited Gatefold Clear Vinyl (available for mail orders only) and the band are pleased to release the album artwork.

Black Star Riders front man Ricky Warwick talks about the new artwork ‘It’s a bit of a continuation from ‘All Hell Breaks Loose,’ people will see link, it’s very Rock N Roll. It’s going to look cool.’

The band also announce the full tracklistings for the various album formats below

CD
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar

LIMITED 2CD DIGIBOOK
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
6. Blindsided
7. Through The Motions
8. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
9. Turn In Your Arms
10. You Little Liar
Bonus CD:
1. Gabrielle
2. The Reckoning Day
3.The Killer Instinct (Acoustic)
4.Blindsided (Acoustic)
5.Charlie I Gotta Go (Acoustic)
6.Finest Hour (Acoustic)

LIMITED GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

LIMITED GATEFOLD CLEAR VINYL (Mail Order Only
Side A
1.The Killer Instinct
2. Bullet Blues
3.Finest Hour
4. Soldierstown
5. Charlie I Gotta Go
Side B
1. Blindsided
2. Through The Motions
3. Sex, Guns & Gasoline
4. Turn In Your Arms
5. You Little Liar

Black Star Riders head out on a co-headline UK and Eire tour with Europe throughout March 2015.

March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

Tickets are available from all usual outlets
THE AMORETTES are support on all dates except Glasgow March 5th and London March 20th – support on these shows tbc.

 Marmozets Announce February UK Tour.

MarmozetsMonday 8th December 2014
MARMOZETS conclude a phenomenal year by delivering a special gift to the fans that have supported them along the way. The previously unreleased track ‘Broken Reflection’ – recorded during sessions for their critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets’ – is available now to download free from weird.marmozets.co.uk/brokenreflection until Sunday December 21st.

Having just returned from a triumphant 6 week tour of the US, the band are currently embarking upon their final live shows of the year with a tour with Taking Back Sunday. As well as a one-off show with Royal Blood at the Brighton Dome, MARMOZETS have also confirmed details of their biggest UK headline tour to date.

February
18th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
19th – London, Electric Ballroom
20th – Bristol, The Fleece
21st – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
23rd – Manchester, Academy 3
24th – Glasgow, Garage
25th – Newcastle, Riverside
27th – Leeds, Beckett Student Union
28th – Birmingham, The Library at The Institute

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday December 12th, priced at £11 for London and £10 for all regional dates and are available here http://gigst.rs/Marmandwww.livenation.co.uk.Special guests Steak Number Eight and Thought Forms will be joining the tour on all dates.

In addition to the success of their debut album, 2014 has also seen included a flurry of other major accomplishments including a closing night headline set at Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage; further key festivals including Reading, Leeds, Download and Radio 1 Rocks; plus a sold-out UK touras co-headliners alongside Lonely The Brave.

Becca MacIntyre’s visceral and magnetic performances have truly stood-out with Noisey statingthatsheis“shaking up British rock’s gender imbalance.”They added: “This isn't purely about gender though; Becca is challenging British rock and setting a high bar for other bands because she’s just an amazing fronthuman.”

 Theory Of A Deadman Announce UK Tour.

Theory Of A DeadmanMonday 8th December 2014
Canadian rockers THEORY OF A DEADMAN are making a headline return to the UK in April 2015! Rock fans would have recently seen the four piece in UK arenas warming up the crowd with Roadrunner labelmates and friends, Black Stone Cherry. Whilst they're very used to the big arenas in the US and Canada where the band are platinum sellers, next time out in the UK they're in more intimate venues.

Frontman Tyler Connolly informs us; “We’re super excited to be coming back to the UK! Some of our fondest memories onstage are over there and the fans are seriously the best. We've try to keep our tickets cheap so everyone can go, so go grab some and we’ll see you in April!”

The Canadian band's most recent studio album, 'Savages' was released earlier this year and is available via Amazon and iTunes now. Check out the video for lead single, 'Drown' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKZ2PLTPYP8.

Full dates rack up as follows:

Thu 23rd Apr - BRISTOL Bierkeller
Fri 24th Apr - SHEFFIELD Leadmill
Sun 26th Apr - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Mon 27th Apr - MANCHESTER Academy 2
Tue 28th Apr - BIRMINGHAM Institute Library
Thu 30th Apr - LONDON Scala

 Trivium Announced As Final Bloodstock Headliner.

Bloodstock Open AirFriday 4th December 2014
While large portions of the UK are cooing over the penguin in the John Lewis Christmas TV ad, over at BLOODSTOCK HQ, we prefer this little fella: http://youtu.be/2iQ93L0jV6c. If our SEPULTURA-listening friend is more your style too, BLOODSTOCK HQ have got your back, with three more crackin’ bands announced before the holidays, including the final headliner.

Heavy hitting Florida metalheads TRIVIUM are revealed as Friday’s Main Stage headliners in a UK exclusive for 2015. Always effusive in their praise of UK audiences, the band are stoked to be making their first appearance at BLOODSTOCK. Frontman Matt Heafy raves, “The UK is where the world first took notice of TRIVIUM, and to pay true homage to that, TRIVIUM will be playing the most Metal festival that exists in the UK: BLOODSTOCK! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at BLOODSTOCK with the the UK’s Metal elite.” With a new album on the cards in 2015 via label Roadrunner Records, BLOODSTOCK should be on the ‘must attend’ list for any TRIVIUM fan! See clips from their last run on this side of the pond in the video for ‘Through Blood And Dirt And Bone’, from sixth album ‘Vengeance Falls’ at: http://youtu.be/CDJkUjWJoAo.

Swedish power metal titans SABATON are elated to be locked in as Friday night’s special guests. Bassist Par Sundstrom comments, “We just had a kick-ass tour in the UK with lots of sold-out shows! With this fresh in our mind, we cannot wait to return to these shores again and this time we can actually bring our full production to BLOODSTOCK! It will be the first time we have done a show like this at a British festival!” Can’t wait ‘til then? The band also have a one-off show on Jan 12 at The Forum in London, with support from DELAIN and BATTLE BEAST. Check out ‘To Hell And Back’ from latest album ‘Heroes’, released via Nuclear Blast in May, at http://youtu.be/hZNeastYxEc.

Portland, Oregon’s ‘dark folk’ metallers, AGALLOCH also join the bill for the Sunday. Having released fifth studio album, ‘The Serpent & The Sphere’ this summer, the band are excited to bring their atmospheric and progressive new material to Catton Park. Check out the standout track ‘Dark Matter Gods’ from the latest album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czl1kemvgNs.

In the interests of seasonal cheer, BLOODSTOCK will be upgrading two random ticket buyers up to VIP, for all purchases made before 15th December!! Buy now to be in with a chance to win, or, if you’ve already bought yours you’ll be automatically entered into the draw! Pick up your tickets now and you could be enjoying VIP status on site come August!! Winners will be announced and contacted with the good news before Christmas.

Last shot for early birds! The special low price early bird weekend tickets with camping are only available until Dec 15 (unless they sell out first)! Pick ‘em up cheap at £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. Guaranteed delivery before Christmas and excellent gifts! Campervan pitches are also nearly all gone, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Like the music in the penguin video? Don’t forget, you can see SEPULTURA at BLOODSTOCK next Summer too. No penguins will be appearing, but all of these awesome bands are…. Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, and ENSIFERUM. Heaps more bands are still to be announced in the coming weeks!

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 The Lounge Kittens Cover Andrew WK.

Lounge KittensFriday 4th December 2014
After the huge success of their 'Rollin' and 'Duality' videos - which resulted in public seals of approval from Fred Durst and Corey Taylor respectively - and their sinister interpretation of Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' - feisty feline favourites The Lounge Kittens have returned with their take on Andrew WK's hit single 'Party Hard'. From tea to rave, pool to pyjama, the accompanying video sees the 'Kittens tackling a variety of (hard) parties.

“We wanted to release a song over the festive season but though the girls are Christmas lovers, I am not.” explains Timia (blue) Kitten.“I was adamant that I would rather eat my own eyes than sing an actual Christmas song. We instead decided to turn the focus to all the intensive partying that takes place during this time of year, and there really was only one choice of song. It’s the ultimate party anthem.”

Set for release on December 22nd, 'Party Hard' is The Lounge Kittens’ first official single, which they hope will see them go down in Christmas history as the 2014 number 2.

“All our lives, our hard, tough lives (so very tough), it’s been our dream to get to Christmas #2. It literally means everything to us. It’s our dream.” gushes Zan (pink) Kitten “Some people ask why #2, surely you want #1? But we all know a good #2 is waaaaaaay more satisfying than any #1. We really feel that at this time of year we wanted to reach out and touch people to spread this important message. Partying is hard and if you’re going to do it, you should do it properly.”

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIcrbSL4j1I

Pre-orders are available now from: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/party-hard/id947358301?i=947358306&uo=4

The Lounge Kittens embark on a mammoth tour of the UK opening for Steel Panther and Skindred in March. Catch them at the following shows:

March 2015
Friday 6th Manchester O2 Apollo
Saturday 7th Manchester O2 Apollo
Monday 9th Glasgow O2 Academy
Tuesday 10th Newcastle O2 Academy
Thursday 12th Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Friday 13th Leicester O2 Academy
Saturday 14th London Wembley Arena

 U2 Announce Massive 2015 Tour.

U2Friday 4th December 2014
The dates for U2’s upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 have been announced today by Live Nation. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour which begins in 2015, will see U2 play indoor arenas for the first time in a decade, in 19 cities worldwide during it’s first year with pairs of shows in each city. Tickets for all shows will go on general sale on Monday 8th December. In addition, special shows are being planned for Dublin for the end of next year – to benefit the U2-initiated Music Generation project - details of which will be announced as soon as they are finalised (complete tour itinerary follows).

The tour follows the recent release of U2’s thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence by Island Records, which was given to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. To date, Songs of Innocence has been streamed 81m times and has been downloaded by 30m fans.

“We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two” said Bono, “and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience. More to be revealed!”

“The anticipation for a U2 tour is always extraordinary, as it should be,” said Arthur Fogel | President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music. “Following the record-setting 360° Tour I’m amazed that they still want to be ground-breaking, this time on a more intimate scale.”

Tickets for the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 go on general sale beginning Monday, December 8th. As usual, there is an exclusive priority presale for U2 Fan Club subscribers at U2.com, from Thursday, December 4th at 10am through Saturday, December 6th at noon (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands. In London and Glasgow, tickets will go on sale Monday 8th of December at 9am (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and will be available at www.livenation.co.uk.

UPS is the logistics supplier to the tour. Ron Rogowski, UPS Vice President, Global Brand and Sponsorships said - “We’re excited to work closely with U2 and Live Nation on this amazing tour in the most sustainable and environmentally responsible manner while providing them speed, efficiency and reliability.”

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE
TOUR ITINERARY

DATE CITY VENUE ON-SALE

NORTH AMERICA 2015

May 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Dec. 8
May 15 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Dec. 8
May 18 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Dec. 8
May 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose Dec. 8
May 22 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Dec. 8
May 23 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Dec. 8
May 26 Los Angeles, CA Forum Dec. 8
May 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum Dec. 8
May 30 Los Angeles, CA Forum Dec. 8
May 31 Los Angeles, CA Forum Dec. 8

June 12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Dec.8
June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre Dec. 8
June 24 Chicago, IL United Center Dec. 8
June 25 Chicago, IL United Center Dec. 8

July 6 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Dec. 8
July 7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre Dec. 8
July 10 Boston, MA TD Garden Dec. 8
July 11 Boston, MA TD Garden Dec. 8
July 18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Dec. 8
July 19 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Dec. 8
July 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Dec. 8
July 23 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Dec. 8

EUROPE / UK 2015
Sept. 4 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour Dec. 8
Sept. 5 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour Dec. 8
Sept. 8 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome Dec. 8
Sept. 9 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome Dec. 8
Sept. 16 Stockholm, Sweden Globe Dec. 8
Sept. 17 Stockholm, Sweden Globe Dec. 8
Sept. 24 Berlin, Germany O2 World Dec. 8
Sept. 25 Berlin, Germany O2 World Dec. 8

Oct. 5 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi Dec. 9
Oct. 6 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi Dec. 9
Oct. 13 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis Dec. 8
Oct. 14 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis Dec. 8
Oct. 17 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena Dec. 8
Oct. 18 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena Dec. 8
Oct. 25 London, UK The O2 Dec. 8
Oct. 26 London, UK The O2 Dec. 8
Oct. 29 London, UK The O2 Dec. 8
Oct. 30 London, UK The O2 Dec. 8
Nov. 6 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro Dec. 8
Nov. 7 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro Dec. 8
Nov. 10 Paris, France Bercy Dec. 8
Nov. 11 Paris, France Bercy Dec. 8

 King 810 Added To Slipknot Tour.

King 810Friday 4th December 2014
One of 2014’s hottest new bands, King 810, who’s debut record was released to critical acclaim earlier this year, have been announced as the opening act on the ‘Prepare For Hell’ UK tour. The awesomely heavy quartet from Flint, Michigan will be joining the multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning, masked beast that is SLIPKNOT when they make their long awaited return to UK arenas in January 2015 with their 'Prepare For Hell' tour.

SLIPKNOT's frontman Corey Taylor muses; "The UK has always been very special for us. In a lot of ways, it's where this insanity began. So, for this tour, we decided to try and hit as many places as we could - not only England, but Scotland and Wales as well. Technically Ireland is Europe, but we're going there too. We're coming back for the people who started this for us: that would be YOU. Prepare yourselves... Hell is coming."

King 810 frontman, David Gunn adds: "We're glad to be bringing KING back to the UK so soon. We're just as glad that the 'Prepare For Hell' tour isn't coming to an end just yet and we get to watch Korn and Slipknot for another 21 shows."

Slipknot’s first new music in over six years, '5; The Gray Chapter' was released in October to huge acclaim from fans and critics alike. SLIPKNOT's visually arresting, chaotic, spectacular shows often become the stuff of legend, so with all new masks and production, these events are essential! Check out the band's new look in their chilling video for 'The Devil In I' at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEEasR7hVhA.

Previously announced special guests KORN complete the trio of bands on the ‘Prepare For Hell Tour, making it one of the must see events of 2015.

Dates stack up as follows:

PREPARE FOR HELL UK TOUR 2015
SLIPKNOT
KORN
KING 810

Wed 14th Jan - DUBLIN - 3Arena
Fri 16th Jan - SHEFFIELD - Motorpoint Arena
Sun 18th Jan - GLASGOW - SSE Hydro
Mon 19th Jan - NEWCASTLE - Metro Radio Arena
Tue 20th Jan - MANCHESTER – Manchester Arena
Thu 22nd Jan - LIVERPOOL - Echo Arena
Fri 23rd Jan - LONDON - The SSE Arena, Wembley
Sat 24th Jan - CARDIFF - Motorpoint Arena
Mon 26th Jan - NOTTINGHAM - Capital FM Arena
Tue 27th Jan - BIRMINGHAM - Barclaycard Arena

 Nickelback Announce 2015 UK Tour.

NicklebackFriday 4th December 2014
Multi-platinum selling rock band NICKELBACK are set to embark on a massive headlining tour in 2015 in support of their eighth full-length studio album, No Fixed Address [Republic Records]. Starting in Helsinki, Finland on the 30th September and culminating at the SSE Arena, Wembley on the 24th November the No Fixed Address Tour marks NICKELBACK’s tenth world tour and will see the band performing in 31 cities across Europe next Autumn.

In addition to membership gifts, exclusive giveaways and content, individuals that join the fan club will have first access to tickets starting at 9am Tuesday 2nd December 2014. For additional information on joining the fan club, visit www.nickelback.com.

Since first landing on the scene in 1996, NICKELBACK have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. The group’s worldwide sales exceed 50 million units, solidifying their status as the second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” remains Billboard’s “Top Rock Song of the Decade”. Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve been crowned Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade” as well. Along the way, they’ve received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, 12 JUNO Awards and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

NOVEMBER 2015
FRIDAY 13 SHEFFIELD MOTORPOINT ARENA
SATURDAY 14 GLASGOW THE SSE HYDRO
MONDAY 16 NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA
TUESDAY 17 MANCHESTER ARENA
THURSDAY 19 LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
SATURDAY 21 BIRMINGHAM GENTING ARENA
SUNDAY 22 NOTTINGHAM CAPITAL FM ARENA
TUESDAY 24 LONDON The SSE ARENA WEMBLEY

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on 5th December 2014 priced at £37.50 Regionally & £42.00 & £38.50 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Ginger Wildheart Announces One Off Show.

GingerFriday 4th December 2014
After a brilliant string of Halloween shows this October and November, with 4 shows across the UK in York, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Glasgow, Ginger will be back in London for his Birthday Bash on 17th December.

His much loved Birthday Bash, this year at The Forum takes on special significance as it’s his 50th birthday. Ginger will be playing hits from the past 3 decades of his music career, with songs from The Wildhearts back catalogue to tracks from his many solo projects with numerous special guests tbc.

Ginger will also be releasing a new single and video 'Honour', a duet with rock queen and icon Courtney Love (Ginger has toured in Courtney’s band throughout 2014). The single is currently available through Ginger's new multimedia fan site GASS (Ginger • Associated • Secret • Society) and will be released on itunes on the 1st December 2014. GASS is a multi-tier fan club for Ginger Wildheart fans. By singing up you gain access to exclusive content including a year's supply of new Ginger songs (36 in all!), and much more! Please Visit http://g-a-s-s.co/main/ for more details.

It's been an amazing few years for Ginger Wildheart who has seen a massive career resurgence as he became the poster boy for the PledgeMusic phenomenon. In 2011 Ginger launched an ambitious preorder for a triple album project through the Direct to Fan platform, and went on to become the biggest success story yet for a British artist raising in excess of $250,000.

Birthday Bash:

17th December- Forum (London)

 Sunset Sons Announce 2015 Tour.

Sunset SonsFriday 4th December 2014
Sunset Sons have announced details of an eight-date headline tour of the UK’s major cities in March 2015. The hotly-tipped Anglo-Aussie four piece will kick things off in Manchester on March 6th and run through til March 14th, taking in London’s Dingwalls on the 11th.

Sunset Sons were today revealed as one of the 15 acts on the prestigious BBC Sound of 2015 shortlist. They are also one of MTV Brand New’s tips for next year. Quite a journey for the four surfing-mad musicians from Hossegor who began their year playing to their dedicated community of fans in the Alps and end it firmly established as one of the bands to watch for 2015. The release of their ‘No Bad Days EP’ on Polydor in November - which followed up their self-released debut Le Surfing EP earlier in the year - brought them to the attention of the wider world and gained them champions at Radio One (Introducing and In New Music We Trust playlists), Absolute (C list) and XFM (Daytime playlist/Record of the Week).

Currently writing their upcoming debut in the idyllic French surf commune of Hossegor, Sunset Sons are a band brought together by a love of two things; music and surfing. Originally formed as a covers band to tour the Alps for a little cash (and some free beers), Sunset Sons learned their craft and became the tightest live band on the circuit. See for yourself when they play the following dates in March:

Fri 6th Manchester Ruby Lounge
Sat 7th Newcastle Think Tank
Sun 8th Glasgow King Tuts
Mon 9th Sheffield Leadmill
Wed 11th London Dingwalls
Thu 12th St Ives The Guildhall
Fri 13th Bournemouth Old Fire Station
Sat 14th Birmingham Institute Temple

Sunset Sons will release their new single in March.

 Atreyu Announce One Off Headline Show.

AtreyuFriday 4th December 2014
Having recently emerged from hiatus to announce their worldwide signing to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records and to make selected festival appearances in the US, including Slipknot’s Knotfest, Atreyu now have further exciting news for UK and European fans…

The band – from Orange County, California – will play a very special, intimate, one-off headline show at the Camden Underworld, London, on April 29th . Further to this, they will perform at their first European festival since their 2014 return to action, making an appearance at Groezrock in Belgium on May 1st 2015.

Atreyu frontman, Alex Varkatzas says: “It has been several years since we played in London or returned overseas for a big fun festival. There was a time when we were unsure if we would ever get these chances again. That time is now over, and we are coming to crush it!”

Pre-sale tickets for Atreyu’s London show will be available on December 4th with general sale going live from Friday December 5th at the following link: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/atreyu-tickets

Formed in 1999, Atreyu stand as one of the key architects of the '00s American metal resurgence, selling over one million albums in a 10 year period, the most recent being 2009’s Congregation Of The Damned; as with each of their five albums, ‘Congregation…’ charted in the Billboard Top 20, boding well for studio outing number six – indeed, the five-strong metalcore outfit (completed by guitarists Dan Jacobs / Travis Miguel, bassist Marc McKnight & drummer / vocalist Brandon Saller) have already given fans a taste of things to come, making new song ‘So Others May Live’ available free of charge through their website.

Atreyu simmered on the backburner after 2009, leaving the individual members free to do other things and to flex different creative muscles, before reassembling beneath the Atreyu banner in July of 2014; with their new record deal now in place (the result of the newly-announced joint venture between Spinefarm Records and Raw Power Management), 2015 will see Atreyu touring all over the world in support of a new album.

The best is yet to come.

 Halestorm Announce 2015 UK Tour.

HalestormFriday 5th December 2014
Pennsylvanian firecrackers HALESTORM are excited to announce a string of headline shows in March 2015. Kicking off the UK leg in Norwich on 2nd March, the four piece will ramage through ten venues, rolling into Europe after a show in Manchester on 14th March. Expect to hear some new tunes too, as HALESTORM have been busy in the studio working on their next album release, due out Spring 2015. More album details will be revealed shortly but meanwhile, fans can get a taste via some special in-studio clips at: https://www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks.

HALESTORM’s feisty frontwoman Lzzy Hale enthuses, “We are so stoked to get back to our European Freaks in March! Thank you for all the love over the ‘net...but now we want to see your faces!!! And we have some killer friends we're bringing along with us: NOTHING MORE and WILSON. Don't hesitate! This is not a tour you can afford to miss!”

Joining them as special guests are uncompromising Texans, NOTHING MORE. The band unleashed their self-titled, sixth studio album in June this year via label Eleven Seven Music, and turned heads in the UK this month supporting The Pretty Reckless. Vocalist Jonny Hawkins states, "We just wrapped up an amazing tour of the UK and are itching to get back, so we are stoked to return to the UK and Europe with the amazing Halestorm. We first met Lzzy and Joe a few months back at one of our shows in Nashville. We felt an instant connection with them and had a feeling we'd find a way to join them on the the road at some point. Here we come!"

Set to get the party started are Detroit party monsters, WILSON. With critically acclaimed debut, ‘Full Blast Fuckery’ on the racks, the five lads are excited to finally bring their brand of Detroit mayhem to these shores. WILSON’s frontman Chad Nicefield adds, "We are humbly honoured to be a part of Halestorm's European tour. You can fully expect WILSON to bring the heat! This is our first time delivering our freshly baked Fuckery goods across the pond and we cannot wait to bring it worldwide!"

Get rocked at:
Mon 2nd March - NORWICH UEA
Tue 3rd March - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 5th March - LEEDS O2 Academy
Fri 6th March - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Sat 7th March - INVERNESS Ironworks
Mon 9th March - WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Tue 10th March - LONDON The Roundhouse
Thu 12th March - SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall
Fri 13th March - CARDIFF University Great Hall
Sat 14th March - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo

 The Used Announce UK Tour.

The UsedFriday 5th December 2014
The Used are very excited to announce their return to the UK in 2015 - their first UK headline tour in 3 years! Having stormed the stage at Download in 2014 and their HUGE SOLD OUT US tour with Taking Back Sunday, The Used cannot be stopped! Be sure to catch them at one of the following shows

February:
5th Southampton, Mo Club
7th Nottingham, Rock City
8th Newcastle, O2 Academy
10th Glasgow, Garage
11th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
13th Leeds, Uni Stylus
14th Manchester Academy 2
15th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
17th Oxford, O2 Academy
19th London, Koko
20th Bristol, O2 Academy

 

 Status Quo Announce Acoustic Tour For 2015.

Status QuoMonday 1st December 2014
Live Nation is proud to announce that Britain’s best-loved rockers Status Quo will undertake a truly special 5 date “Aquostic Live 2015” UK tour in April 2015. Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 5th December priced at £38.50 / £48.50 regionally and £35 / £40 / £48.50 / £55 for London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

After 50 years at the top of their game as one of the world’s premiere hard rock acts, Quo have leapt out of their comfort zone, this tour will be fully acoustic and will feature female backing vocalists, additional musicians and even a string section; a totally new Quo live experience!

“Aquostic Live 2015” will see Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and Leon Cave building on the incredible success currently being enjoyed by the “Aquostic (Stripped Bare)” album itself which was a Top 5 hit, giving the band their highest chart placing for 18 years. The band are taking the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of London’s Roundhouse in October - and indeed the 8,000 fans who saw the show at the Schleyerhalle arena in Stuttgart – out on to the road. Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue and comprehensively reworked, “Aquostic Live 2015” represents something of a new dawn for the band.

Classic Rock said that the album “Not only survives the songs’ sparse makeover, but actually dares to improve many of them,” with The Times adding that, “It’s time to… reclaim them as one of Britain’s great bands.” The Sun said simply that the album, “Helps confirm their national treasure status,” whilst Sunday Express commented, “If you haven't bought a new Quo album in a while this is the one to get”. Classic Rock said simply of The Roundhouse show, “It was triumphant”.

Support on all dates will come from Terry & Gerry, the Birmingham based cult skiffle cow-punk band Terry and Gerry who reforming in honour of their biggest fan, the late John Peel, to perform on this tour and headline dates of their own.

APRIL 2015
Mon 20th - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Tues 21st – Sheffield City Hall

Thurs 23rd – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Fri 24th – Portsmouth Guildhall

Sat 26th – London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo

Featuring a full set of Quo classics that are immediately recognisable, and yet demonstrably re-engineered, “Aquostic Live 2015” is a series of dates not to be missed. See also www.statusquo.co.uk [the site for ticket pre-sales, album purchases and more information].

 The Blackout Announce Split.

The BlackoutMonday 1st December 2014
The Blackout have announced the sad news that they have no plans to follow up their current EP release, ‘Wolves’. It is best said in their own words, so read their statement below describing the break up as well as a ‘thank you’ to fans and supporters. In March 2015 they will be saying their official ‘Goodbyes’ with a series of shows throughout the UK ending in their hometown, Merthyr Tydfil at the Leisure Centre with a very special show, and big send off for what the band think the fans deserve. This will mark the end of the road for The Blackout.

Check out the full list of final tour dates and a statement from the band below.

Hey Guys,
There’s no point in dancing around the subject, so we’ll cut right to the chase. We regret to announce that Wolves will be the final release by The Blackout. Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion we are unable to sustain this band anymore, and we feel the time is right to bring it to a close. This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make as a band, and although we do it with heavy hearts, we also do with our heads held high. We are all extremely proud of Wolves, and are eternally grateful to each and every one of you who helped it get made. We said that it would not exist without your support, and we honestly mean that. We achieved more than we ever dreamed of when we started this band, and we take with us memories, relationships and friends that will last the rest of our lives. We have always said that we’d be nothing without the people who came to the shows, who stood out in the rain, who camped out overnight and we want to thank you, all of you, for making the last ten years so special for us. Whether you came to one show or one hundred, your passion and support has been humbling and life changing. We play our farewell shows in March 2015, these will be the last shows we will play as a band. Unfortunately, these shows will only be in the UK. There are no plans for anything more for The Blackout, so we hope you would like to come and party with us for the final time.
Once again, thank you for helping us live out our dreams.
Love
The Blackout

2015 Farewell Shows
Mon 23 March Asylum, Birmingham
Tues 24 March Koko, London
Wed 25 March Academy 3, Manchester
Thu 26 March King Tuts, Glasgow
Sat 28 March Leisure Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
Tickets priced at £13.00 on sale Wednesday

 Ramblin' Man Fair Adds More Bands.

Ramblin Man FairFriday 28th November 2014
Ramblin’ Man Fair is delighted to announce further acts to join the already impressive bill. The Rock Collective and TeamRock presents… event will bring the best of Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Country and Blues to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent over the weekend of 25th and 26th July 2015.

The Prog stage acts announced include:

Ian Anderson plays the best of Jethro Tull. Ian Anderson is the singer and flute player in one of the most influential and successful British rock groups of all time, Jethro Tull. At Ramblin’ Man Fair, Anderson will be performing classic Tull songs from a career that spans almost 50 years and 60 million album sales.

“Oh what fun it is to ride like a Rambling Man to the far corners of Darkest Kent. To play once again with the support and organization of Team Rock, Prog Magazine and those other fine publications to delight the discerning music fan. See you there in July at the Ramblin’ Man Fair. Don’t forget to pack the brolly and the gum boots.” - Ian Anderson

Pendragon emerged from the British progressive rock revival of the early 1980s alongside Marillion, Pallas and IQ. The band still features two of its founding members, Nick Barrett (guitar, vocals) and Peter Gee (bass), alongside keyboard player Clive Nolan (who joined in 1986) and drummer Craig Blundell (recruited in 2014). Classic Rock calls them “a thoroughly 21st Century band.”

Riverside are among the leading progressive rock bands in Europe, formed in 2001 in the Polish capital of Warsaw. When the band’s most recent album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves was released in 2013, Prog magazine compared Riverside to Porcupine Tree and Opeth and declared them “modern masters of the genre”.

The Pineapple Thief are one of the definitive progressive rock acts of the modern era. Since the band was formed in Somerset in 1999, they have made ten albums, and the latest, Magnolia, received rave reviews on its release in 2014. “Prog stalwarts deliver the goods,” said Kerrang! While Classic Rock said that Magnolia was “the sound of a band reaching the height of their powers.”

"The band can't wait to get on stage for this wonderful festival and join such a fantastic line up. Sharing the same stage as Camel is something particularly special. Live music (rock and progressive) is very much alive and well thanks to Ramblin Man! Looking forward to rocking our brand new set for you all." – Bruce Soord, The Pineapple Thief

Messenger are one of the hottest properties in prog rock right now. The London-based quintet’s debut album Illusory Blues had great reviews across the board, with The Guardian calling it “the frontier between folk, prog and psych”. And at the Progressive Music Awards, Messenger scooped the ‘Limelight’ award for best new up and coming up band.

More Prog acts are set to be announced soon…

The Prog stage was curated in conjunction with Prog magazine. The magazine editor Jerry Ewing says, “We want to give music fans the very best of what's out there at the moment, and I believe that with these acts for the Prog stage we're delivering the best in today's progressive music, from established artists to some of the most exciting and vibrant young acts around. It's going to be a fantastic weekend if you're a prog fan.”

Ramblin’ Man Fair is set to become the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances will be coupled with excellent amenities throughout, including gourmet food, a beer festival, spoken word stage, the best in music cinema, luxury camping and accommodation packages and more. The event will be a unique experience set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take 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 Chunnel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.

Ramblin’ Man Fair has also announced the first of its much anticipated accommodation packages - a variety of options for all needs and budgets including Glamping at the Ranch Packages, Hotel Packages and Off-Site Camping Packages (coming soon). All available through www.ramblinmanfair.com

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Day tickets are released on Friday 28th November 2014
Early Bird General Admission Day Tickets £55 plus booking fee
Early Bird VIP Admission Day Tickets £95 plus booking fee
Early Bird General Admission Weekend Tickets £99.00 plus £9.99 Booking Fee.
Early Bird VIP Admission Weekend Tickets £180.00 plus £15 Booking Fee.

Additionally those buying early tickets will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take up the very special offer of being in the Founders Club. As well as including two years VIP tickets this unique offer gives the Founders access to their own special club area on site for life, exclusive merchandise and much much more.

All weekend tickets for Ramblin’ Man Fair include 6 months membership to TeamRock+. This provides online access via Teamrock.com to complete current issue magazine content for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, and bonus content including archive articles going back 30 years.

 Papa Roach Announce full Length UK Tour.

Papa RoachThursday 27th November 2014
The unstoppable PAPA ROACH are delighted to announce that they will be playing a full UK tour next year. Front man Jacoby Shaddix, guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance and drummer Tony Palermo return for a headline tour for the first time in 2 years in March 2015. Shaddix says “"We are super stoked to get back to do a headlining show for the fans in the UK and we've got tricks up our sleeve for this tour so be ready, it's gonna be off the chain!" Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday 28th November. Presale is here: http://smarturl.it/PapaRoachPresale

The band returned briefly to the UK this year to make their first Reading Festival appearance for 13 years and it was like they’d never been away. Metal Hammer were prompted to note that ‘live they are masters at rabble-rousing, party starting fun’ and Kerrang that “The ‘Roach have a lethal combination of easy confidence, crunch and songs the whole room can join in with. Each song plasters gleeful grins across faces.” Rock Sound thought it was “a career defining performance that will silence many a critic.”
The dates are as follows:

March 2015
Sunday 8th Norwich, University of East Anglia
Tue 10th Bristol, 02 Academy
Wed 11th Southampton, Guildhall
Thurs 12th London, Roundhouse
Sat 14th Glasgow, Barrowland
Sun 15th Manchester, Academy
Tue 17th Birmingham, 02 Academy
Wed 18th Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 20th Dublin, Academy
Sat 21st Belfast, The Limelight

 Enter Shikari Unleash New Track.

Enter ShikariThursday 27th November 2014
ENTER SHIKARI surprised fans last night by unleashing a new track via a static video on youtube. 'Never Let Go Of The Microscope' can be heard here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__6bFfiZ2iw&feature=youtu.be

This track is taken from their forthcoming album, ‘THE MINDSWEEP’ will be released on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album. That album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’, entered the UK midweek chart at #1 and continued the band’s journey both musically and physically, touring around the world at least twice during the album campaign and seeing large sold out shows in territories as far-flung as Russia, Indonesia and Weston-Super-Mare.

Following December 2014 shows in Spain and Japan, Enter Shikari kick off 2015 with touring across Europe and the UK.Tickets for the band’s show at London’s Camden Roundhouse sold out within 12 hours of going on sale, so a second night was quickly added.

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW AT
WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG
SUN 11 HEREFORD, DE - X
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ - LMB
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE (EXTRA DATE)

 Zoax Unleash New Video.

ZoaxTuesday 25th November 2014
ZOAX have completed their blistering video for the first single 'Lonely Souls' off their upcoming EP 'Is Everybody Listening?' which will be released via Century Media on February 9th in Europe, February 10th in North America (digital only).

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mk5hxjJW6E

Adam Carroll (vocals) comments: "This was easily the most fun I've had shooting a video. More fun obviously though for the rest of the band, who got to spend the day throwing the items. Actually come to think of it, it wasn't that fun for me. But I did get a can of Guinness out of it."

'Is Everybody Listening?' was produced and engineered by Derya Oisin Nagle, Ciaran O' Shea and Adam "Nolly" Getgood, Mixed and Mastered by Adam "Nolly" Getgood.

'Is Everybody Listening?' track-listing:
1. ?
2. Lonely Souls
3. Click
4. Zero Point Seven
5. Right Words
6. Innocent Eyes

ZOAX live:
(supporting Baby Godzilla)
25.11.2015 UK Hull, The Fruit
26.11.2015 UK Huddersfield, The Parish
27.11.2015 UK Glasgow, Audio
28.11.2015 UK Middlesbrough, Empire
29.11.2015 UK York, Fulford Arms
30.11.2015 UK Chester, Compass
01.12.2015 UK Birmingham, Oobleck
02.12.2015 UK Swansea, Static Bar
03.12.2015 UK Cheltenham, 2 pigs
04.12.2015 UK Plymouth, The Factory
05.12.2015 UK Swindon, Furnace
06.12.2015 UK Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (Bar)
07.12.2015 UK Kingston, Fighting Cocks

 In This Moment Announce headline UK Tour.

In This MomentThursday 27th November 2014
Fiery LA rockers IN THIS MOMENT are excited to announce their first ever UK headline run, the 'Black Widow Tour', in support of the recently released album of the same name. The jaunt will hit these shores in February 2015.

Guitarist Chris Howorth enthuses; "Hello UK! We can't believe it's actually happening, but not only are we are coming to play for you, we are actually headlining this time! To say we are excited is an understatement! This is the first time in our band's history we've been able to bring a headline show to our fans in the UK and Europe. And this isn't just any show, we are bringing you the 'Black Widow Tour'. Get ready to be infected!"

Frontwoman Maria Brink describes the 'Black Widow' concept as "...definitely the darker part of me. It's about findng the weakness inside and turning it into strength. It's about being reborn, setting yourself free and realizing the balance in everything – the dark and the light."

Dates rack up as follows:

Sat 28th Feb - GLASGOW - Garage
Sun 1st Mar - LEEDS - Metropolitan University, Beckett SU
Mon 2nd Mar - MANCHESTER - Academy 2
Wed 4th Mar - WOLVERHAMPTON - Wulfrun Hall
Thu 5th Mar - LONDON - KOKO

Tickets priced £10 regionally and £12 in London (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 10am Friday 28th November and will be available from www.livenation.co.uk andwww.ticketmaster.co.uk.

 Capdown Reform For Jagermeister Tour.

CapdownThursday 27th November 2014
With just a few weeks to go until the Jägermeister Music Tour kicks off in Liverpool on 18th December, Jägermeister can now reveal that UK Ska punk legends CAPDOWN will come out of hibernation to join ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMES & THE SKINTS, who co-headline the bill.

Bursting onto the UK punk/ska scene, CAPDOWN made a name for themselves as one of the hardest working bands of the late 90s. Mixing, Ska, Punk, Hardcore, Dub, Drum and Bass and Reggae, the Milton Keynes mob provided a welcome breath of fresh air to a tired and sleepy scene, their politically charged punk spreading across the country through independent releases and relentless touring.

By the time their second album 'Pound For The Sound' was set for release, anticipation was at a level seldom seen for a UK punk band, and 2001 kicked off at fever pitch, boasting tours with the likes of Less Than Jake and Hundred Reasons, as well as festival slots at Deconstruction and Reading/Leeds.

The next few years showed no signs of slowing down, with numerous singles, more touring and a live album leading to a deal with legendary independent label Fierce Panda, who released third album ‘Wind Up Toys’ in 2007 to an extremely positive response from both press and fans alike.

Sadly, CAPDOWN called it a day the following year, announcing a final show in 2008.

Since then, CAPDOWN have only made a select few appearances, including performances at Slam Dunk Festivals in May 2010, as well as Hevy, Rebellion and Reading and Leeds festivals in August 2011, but have come together once more to round off the year.

Bassist Boob explains the decision to join this year’s Jägermeister Music Tour:
“We're not really a band anymore so to get the chance to go out and play with the Gimmies and the Skints again was too good to turn down. We’ve played with both bands before so looking forward to getting back in touch with some old friends.

Playing with Capdown is a good excuse for us all to put our normal lives on hold for a couple of days and take the time out to see each other. 2015 is the 15th anniversary of our first record so we’ve been talking about playing again recently, this may have given us the push we needed.

We’re considering this the Capdown Christmas party, so come along and get involved."

The promise of an exclusive and rare appearance from CAPDOWN alongside the double headline bill, and a one off price of just £10.00 per person - thanks to Jägermeister subsidising admission – The Jägermeister Music Tour 2014 an absolute steal and the perfect way to round off the year.

ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMES THE SKINTS
CAPDOWN & MORE TBA:
December 18th – Liverpool Academy
December 19th – Leicester Academy
December 20th- Leeds Academy
December 21st – Brixton Academy

 Thunder To Release New Album.

ThunderThursday 27th November 2014
One of the most popular and enduring British rock bands of the last 25 years, with 18 Top 40 singles in the UK and a string of gold and platinum albums around the world, Thunder are set to release their landmark tenth studio album, ‘Wonder Days’, on earMUSIC on February 16th 2015.

The group’s first studio album in six years, ‘Wonder Days’ reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before. With a lineage dating back to the cream of hard rock – Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Who and Deep Purple and songwriting greats such as The Kinks, The Beatles and The Faces – the band’s sound is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power. Their long-awaited return with ‘Wonder Days’ should ensure that Thunder are elevated to their rightful place in the pantheon of truly great British bands.
Watch Thunder perform the song ‘Wonder Days’ to 15,000 fans in Japan

In parts a rumination and reflection on the dreams and desires of young men growing up in the 70’s that inspired the band members to form their first band in their early teens, ‘Wonder Days’ is also a potent mix of blues, soul and rock’n’roll that is as contemporary as it is steeped in the finest music of the last few decades.

From the epic Zeppelin-esque title track, through the no-holds-barred pop prowess of potential hit singles ‘The Thing I Want’, ‘Resurrection Day’ and ‘Black Water’, to the big-screen ballad ‘Broken’, Thunder have delivered one of the finest rock albums of recent years.

While the galloping drive of ‘The Prophet’ comes on like an unholy union of Iron Maiden and Whitesnake, the sensual ‘Serpentine’ drips with an archaic Deep South blues vibe before turning into a Royal Blood meets The Raconteurs style stomp. ‘Chasing Shadows’ has all the swagger of primetime Aerosmith while the affecting, mandolin-driven folk tinges of ‘The Rain’ sounds ethereally ageless.

Throughout the album Danny Bowes’ vocals showcase just why he is one of the greatest rock vocalists of his generation; a true foil to guitarist Luke Morley’s powerhouse riffs, scintillating melodies and delicate acoustic strumming.

Though making a good recovery from the tonsil cancer that excluded him from the band’s recent live appearances, rhythm guitarist Ben Matthews has been sadly absent from the sessions so Morley has taken charge of all the guitars and keyboards on the album, with the ever-present Garry ‘Harry’ James on drums and long-term bassist Chris Childs on bass providing the striking rhythmic back-bone to the band.

Recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, with Luke Morley reprising his role as producer, the album was mixed by the renowned Mike Fraser, whose CV includes such names as Aerosmith, AC/DC and Metallica and who worked on several of the group’s key early records including their celebrated debut, ‘Back Street Symphony’.

Thunder hit the road in March with dates in Leeds, Birmingham and London, with Reef and Tax The Heat as support.

March 2015
Thur 12th – Leeds, First Direct Arena (UK)
Fri 13th – Birmingham, NIA (UK)
Sat 14th – London, Eventim Apollo (UK)

‘Wonder Days’ Track listing
1. Wonder Days
2. The Thing I Want
3. The Rain
4. Black Water
5. The Prophet
6. Resurrection Day
7. Chasing Shadows
8. Broken
9. When The Music Played
10. Serpentine
11. I Love The Weekend

 Metallica To Headline Reading And Leeds.

Reading FestivalThursday 27th November 2014
Reading & Leeds Festivals are excited to announce undisputed global superstars Metallica as the first headliners for 2015 in a UK Festival Exclusive performance. James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo will take to the Main Stage next August Bank Holiday Weekend to provide a defining moment of the 2015 festival season.
Returning to the prestigious headline spot for a record fourth time in 2015, the band have a rich history at the Festivals, having first headlined Reading Festival 18 years ago. With a career spanning over three decades and more than 110 million records sold across the world, Metallica are undoubtedly one of the biggest and best live acts on the planet. Their critically acclaimed film ‘Some Kind of Monster’ will be re-released on December 15th, available for the first time digitally and on Blu-ray, and including ‘Metallica: This Monster Lives’, a brand new 25-minute feature following up on the last decade with the band.

Lars Ulrich from Metallica says:
“We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading & Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!”

Festival boss Melvin Benn comments:
“I’m excited to be able to announce Metallica as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2015. Their amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK's most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres. I’m looking forward to revealing the rest of the Festival line up, which will feature the absolute best of rock, indie, dance and hip hop and will only add to the amazing atmosphere that make Reading & Leeds so special.”

Following this year’s explosive secret set at Reading, Jamie T will make the trip to both Festival sites in 2015. Fresh from a hugely successful sold out UK tour and the release of third album ‘Carry On The Grudge’ this autumn, Jamie T is one of the hottest acts of the moment and an exciting addition to the Festival line-up.

Fresh from their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Californian post-hardcore favourites Pierce The Veil will be making their long-awaited Reading & Leeds debut in 2015.

Vic Fuentes from the band comments:
"We've been dying to do these Festivals ever since we started touring in the UK! It's such an honour to be a part of something that people wait all year round to see.”

With his set this year proving to be one of the defining moments on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage, drum ‘n’ bass maestro Wilkinson is no stranger to Reading & Leeds. Stepping up his live show yet another notch following his ‘Lazers Not Included’ tour, he will be returning to the Festival in 2015.
Headlining The Pit Stage, Refused have become one of the most influential heavy bands of a generation. The Swedish punk band’s now legendary album ‘The Shape Of Punk To Come’ fused noisy hardcore, post-punk, techno and jazz to create an entirely original sound. Since reforming for shows in 2012, the band have returned stronger than ever with a live set that shows the true scope of their musical legacy.

With two critically acclaimed albums released in the last two years, Run The Jewels are arguably the hottest hip-hop act on the planet. Making their Reading & Leeds debut next year, rap veterans Killer Mike and El-P’s performance will be essential Festival viewing.

Manchester Orchestra will make their third trip to Reading & Leeds in 2015. Following the release of fourth album ‘Cope’ and this year’s stripped down alternate version ‘Hope’, their appearances at the Festivals will be a summer highlight for indie-rock fans.

TICKET INFORMATION
Second batch of tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.

Weekend tickets £205.00 plus £8 booking fee + postage ? Early entry permits £20 ? Campervan permits £75.00 ? Lockers £16.00 ? Reading car parking £10.00 ? Weekend ticket prices include camping
Securing your ticket is even easier with the £50 instalment plan. To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2015, simply put down £50 to bag your place, then the balance in monthly instalments.

Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online.

 Refused To Headline Groezrock.

GroezrockThursday 27th November 2014
When we said you'd have to wait until Dec 1st to get the first names for Groezrock 2015, we lied.

Just like that one Swedish band that said "We're fucking dead" a while ago, before bringing the whole tent down in 2012. And now, they're back for more!

That’s right, kids… None other than REFUSED will return to GROEZROCK next year!

What’s that? You want more names? Now you are just being greedy. Serves you right to have to wait a couple more days! In the meantime, you can follow Refused’s progress here: officialrefused.com.

 Kiesza Announces UK Tour.

KieszaThursday 27th November 2014
Following the release of her new single, No Enemiesz (out now) and the imminent release of her debut album ‘Sound Of A Woman’, Kiesza today announces her biggest UK tour to date, in March 2015.

Riding high off the success of her recent European tour, including her knockout performance at this years EMA’s, Kiesza took her standout, dance-fuelled show to 6 cities including Amsterdam and Berlin, before culminating in an electrifying sold out headline show at London’s Electric, Brixton.

Now on the cusp of releasing her debut LP and firmly setting her sights on continuing her domination of the UK music scene, Kiesza will return to the UK in March 2015 for a six date UK-wide tour starting in Manchester, and hitting Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and Nottingham with a headline show at London’s, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

2014 has been an undeniably incredible year for the 25-year-old Canadian, whose chart topping debut no. 1 single ‘Hideaway’ has amassed over 157 million plays on YouTube and gained fans by way of none other than Madonna, who recently posted an Instagram of her dancing to the global smash hit, quoting “Another reason to wake up smiling!”

Kiesza’s debut album Sound Of A Woman isan ode to love, a missive to heartbreak as well as a dedication to the dance floor. Inspired by New York dance clubs of the ‘90s as well as current UK club culture. As a multi-faceted musician, Kiesza experiments with sonic structure and genre patterns; Hip Hop, R&B, UKG and Breakbeat all permeate the record, while some of its key moments come in the form of spine-tingling ballads, the perfect backdrop to underline Kiesza’s incredible vocal.

Tickets for Kiesza’s March tour will go on sale this Friday, 28th November. www.livenation.co.uk / www.gigsandtours.co.uk / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

March Tour Dates:
Thurs 19th March Albert Hall Manchester
Fri 20th March O2 Academy Leeds
Sat 21st March O2 ABC Glasgow
Mon 23rd March The Institute Birmingham
Tues 24th March O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London
Wed 25th March Rock City Nottingham

 Sick Of It All Announce UK Tour.

Sick Of It AllThursday 27th November 2014
SICK OF IT ALL will embark on 9 UK show headline tour throughout UK and Ireland right after headlining the 2015 edition of the EMP Persistence Tour in mainland Europe:

SICK OF IT ALL
29.01.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms *
30.01.2015 (UK) Newcastle - Think Tank at Digital
31.01.2015 (UK) Leeds - Brudenell *
01.02.2015 (IRL) Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
02.02.2014 (UK) Belfast - Limelight 2
04.02.2014 (UK) Glasgow - Classic Grand
05.02.2014 (UK) Manchester - Sound Control *
06.02.2014 (UK) London - Underworld
08.02.2014 (UK) Bristol - The Fleece
* w/ Broken Teeth

EMP Persistence Tour 2015
SICK OF IT ALL
w/ Ignite, Walls Of Jericho, Ryker’s, Turnstile, All For Nothing, Broken Teeth
15.01.2015 (DE) Berlin - Astra
16.01.2015 (DE) Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
17.01.2015 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
18.01.2015 (F) Paris - Bataclan
19.01.2015 (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli
20.01.2015 (DE) Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
21.01.2015 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
22.01.2015 (DE) Munich – Backstage Werk
23.01.2015 (CZ) Ostrava - Trojhali Karolina
24.01.2015 (DE) Dresden - Eventwerk
25.01.2015 (BE) Deinze - Brielpoort

All touring is in support of SICK OF IT ALL’s most recent album “Last Act Of Defiance” which was released end of September.

 Seasick Steve Announces New Studio Album.

Seasick SteveTuesday 25th November 2014
Produced and written by Seasick Steve and recorded in his front room at the little farm where he lives, it's his seventh studio record and most ambitious work yet. Along with longtime drummer Dan Magnusson, the album also features Luther Dickinson (Mississippi All Stars) playing slide guitar on two tracks, Georgina Leach on fiddle and Ben Miller playing jaw harp on lead track ‘Summertime Boy’, a song celebrating the life and sunshine of California.

“The whole record is mostly me and Dan sitting there drinking and playing,” says Steve. “There ain’t a whole lot of producing going on! But I know what I’m doing and I know what I want.”

Sinceappearing on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny New Year’s Eve 2006, Seasick Steve’s career both on record and onstage has gone from strength to strength. It’s been quite a ride, and in the process he has established himself as one of the best live acts in music today. Fans of all ages can testify to this, having witnessed incredible live performances at festivals and venues round the world.

Next April, he returns for the first time in 4 years for a full UK tour armed with a batch of fantastic new songs for what promises to be one memorable tour.

Seasick Steve plays:
April 2015
Wed 8th FOLKESTONE, Leas Cliff Hall
Thu 9th NORWICH, UEA
Sat 11th MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Sun 12th LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic
Mon 14th LONDON, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Wed 16th SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy*
Fri 18th GLASGOW, Barrowland
Sat 19th ABERDEEN, Music Hall
Mon 21st DUNDEE, Fat Sams Live
Wed 23rd NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy*
Thu 24th YORK, Barbican
Sat 26th SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
Mon 28th CARDIFF, St David's
Tue 29th WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall

Tickets can be bought via a special fan pre-sale on November 25th.

 Sanctuary Announce European Tour.

SancturyTuesday 25th November 2014
A lot of fans were both surprised and delighted to hear that iconic Seattle metal band SANCTUARY were to reform and continue recording. And the surprise was even bigger once the album “The Year The Sun Died” came out this October. While not attempting to imitate 1989’s classic “Into The Mirror Black” neither following the path of Sanctuary’s immediate follow-up act Nevermore, “The Year The Sun Died” was heartily welcomed by fans and media alike honoring both band’s immortal legacy with its dark and diverse brand of classic metal. If you don’t believe the hype, check out the video for the song 'Frozen' : http://youtu.be/r_IrbeZfJII

Now, SANCTUARY are proud to announce the next chance to witness old and new songs live in Europe! The tour starts with a very special show in London before they join the mighty Overkill fro a run of mainland shows while finishing the trip with two headlining gigs in Greece.

“Offering plenty of flashes of musical dexterity while keeping things fairly snappy and concise, this is sure to appeal to more than just hungry Nevermore fans.” Metal Hammer (UK), 8 out of 10 points

“The reunited band sound stronger than before and more musical and emotive than ever. This is a truly great album that is passionate and beautiful in every facet, while still retaining a true metal fee.” Powerplay (UK), 8 out of 8 points

SANCTUARY line-up 2014:
Warrel Dane - Vocals
Lenny Rutledge - Guitars
Jim Sheppard - Bass
Dave Budbill - Drums
Brad Hull - Guitars

SANCTUARY LIVE:
03.03.2015 (GB) LONDON / Underworld
04.03.2015 (D) BRAUNSCHWEIG / Meiers Music Hall*
05.03.2015 (D) LEIPZIG / Hell Raiser*
06.03.2015 (D) MEMMINGEN / Kaminwerk*
07.03.2015 (A) WÖRGL / Komma VZ*
08.03.2015 (A) VIENNA / Szene*
09.03.2015 (SRB) BEOGRAD / Dom Omladine*
10.03.2015 (SLO) LJUBLJANA / Kino Sisak*
11.03.2015 (HR) ZAGREB / Tvornica*
13.03.2015 (HU) BUDAPEST / Club 202*
14.03.2015 (PL) KATOWICE / Mega Club*
15.03.2015 (PL) GDANSK / B90*
17.03.2015 (NL) ZWOLLE / Hedon*
18.03.2015 (F) METZ / Les Trinitaires*
20.03.2015 (GR) THESSALONIKI / Eightball Club
21.03.2015 (GR) ATHENS / Gagarin205
*supporting OVERKILL


 Bloodstock Add More Bands.

BloodstockTuesday 25th November 2014
While everyone’s talking about Christmas approaching, BLOODSTOCK’s sights are firmly fixed on next August! And what better way to roll into the festive season than to announce three more crackin’ bands for 2015’s premier heavy metal event.

Thrash legends OVERKILL are set to grace the Ronnie James Dio stage. With the band’s latest album, ‘White Devil Armory’ still hot on the racks, the band’s frontman Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth tells us; “We are loading the BIG guns and setting sail for the UK this summer! Be warned! The island is in danger, it's a White Devil Army....Lets make BLOODSTOCK 2015 a bloodbath!” While you’re picking up your BLOODSTOCK tickets online, check out the video for ‘Armory’ from the current album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_c3GBrWsao.

Folk metal Finns, ENSIFERUM also join the party. Having recently wrapped recording on brand new album, ‘One Man Army’, set for release on 23rd February, the band are looking forward to an action packed year in 2015. If you didn’t catch them at BLOODSTOCK in 2010, this live clip of ‘From Afar’ from that performance ought to whet your appetite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z91mQnrQBcM. The band state, "It feels really awesome to return to mighty Bloodstock again! There are so many great memories from previous years and now it's time to make bunch of new ones. This gig will be really special because we head to Bloodstock with brilliant set of golden oldies and nutcracking metal anthems from our new album! So see you all there! Mosh till you drop!"

Austrian blackened death metal overlords, BELPHEGOR make a return to Catton Park in 2015. Their latest opus was critically lauded by the global metal media, with the ever-hard-to-please Metal Sucks confirming that “‘Conjuring The Dead’...just sounds fucking evil. It’s that rarest of gems that can equally satiate black metal and death metal devotees.” Frontman/guitarist and founder Helmuth Lehner comments “BELPHEGOR returns to the ingenious BLOODSTOCK Open Air! We will play at the main stage and promote our latest offering ‘Conjuring The Dead’. BELPHEGOR will bring you the most intense ritual possible. Join the pit and prepare for Diabolical Death Metal chaos.” What are you waiting for? Check out the official video for the album’s title track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x09sTIjual8.

An ever-diminishing, now-very-limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. These traditionally sell out by the first week in December and when they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab yours at the discounted price now! They're guaranteed delivery before Christmas, so make great Xmas gifts! Campervan pitches are also available and these also move quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Bands already announced for 2015 are Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL and ARMORED SAINT. Yet more bands, including Friday’s headliner and special guests will be announced soon!

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Enter Shikari Release Behind The Scenes Video.

Enter ShikariTuesday 25th November 2014
Enter Shikari have released a short ‘Behind The Scenes’ video from the making of their The Last Garrison video via their own Ambush Reality Youtube channel, and it can be viewed here : http://youtu.be/B3nCE4q92pg

The Last Garrison is taken from the forthcoming album The Mindsweep’which will be released on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’. That album entered the UK midweek chart at #1 and continued the band’s journey both musically and physically, touring around the world at least twice during the album campaign and seeing large sold out shows in territories as far-flung as Russia, Indonesia and Weston-Super-Mare.

Following December 2014 shows in Spain and Japan, Enter Shikari kick off 2015 with touring across Europe and the UK.Tickets for the band’s show at London’s Camden Roundhouse sold out within 12 hours of going on sale, so a second night was quickly added.

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW AT
WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 11 HEREFORD, DE - X
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ - LMB
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS - *SOLD OUT*
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND - *SOLD OUT*
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE (EXTRA DATE)

 Periphery Unleash New Song.

PeripharyTuesday 25th November 2014
PERIPHERY premiere 'The Scourge', a new song from the highly anticipated dual album releases, 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega'.

Click here for “The Scourge”: http://youtu.be/QGFNo4zBnoM

“After a year of hard work on our two new albums, ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’ and ‘Juggernaut: Omega’ we’re excited to be able to share the first look at music from either album,” said guitar player Mark Holcomb. “‘The Scourge’ shows off a darker, more brooding side of the first album, Alpha, and it touches on some of the melodic and lyrical themes referenced throughout the two albums. Enjoy!”

Earlier this week, the band released the artwork from the two albums which reflects the story behind the “Juggernaut” releases, a tale of birth and re-birth with the first album (“Alpha”) sharing the origins of the main character and the second offering (“Omega”) sharing the gut-wrenching twists and turns the tale takes. Each release is housed an outer, die cut o-card with the band’s signature P and three dot logo, which, once removed features a booklet cover from graphic novelist Justin Randall. Each album includes a 12-page booklet with numerous illustrations that add a visual layer to the conceptual albums.

Track listings for the 'Juggernaut' albums are:

'Juggernaut: Alpha':
A Black Minute (4:16)
MK Ultra (2:50)
Heavy Heart (4:22)
The Event (1:45)
The Scourge (5:36)
Alpha (5:31)
22 Faces (3:52)
Rainbow Gravity (4:39)
Four Lights (2:18)
Psychosphere (6:16)

'Juggernaut: Omega':
Reprise (1:25)
The Bad Thing (5:54)
Priestess (5:04)
Graveless (3:56)
Hell Below (3:43)
Omega (11;44)
Stranger Things (7:35)

Periphery documented the recording process for the 'Juggernaut' releases and will begin to share the footage through a series of webisodes. Keep your eyes peeled!

PERIPHERY will embark on extensive touring around the release of 'Juggernaut'. First will be a five-week North American tour with support coming from Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend Project and Shining which leads to a PERIPHERY headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

PERIPHERY
26.02.2015 (BY) Minsk - Re:Public
27.02.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
28.02.2015 (RUS) Moscow - Volta
02.03.2015 (RUS) Novosibirsk - Rock City
03.03.2015 (RUS) Yekaterinburg - Tele-Club

PERIPHERY
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Shining
05.03.15 (F) Paris - La Cigale
06.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
07.03.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.03.15 (I) Milan - Live Club
10.03.15 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
11.03.15 (A) Vienna - Arena
12.03.15 (H) Budapest - A38
13.03.15 (SLO) Bratislava - Majestic
14.03.15 (CZ) Prague - Roxy
16.03.15 (PL) Warsaw - Stodola
17.03.15 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
18.03.15 (DK) Aarhus - Voxhall
19.03.15 (N) Oslo - Rockefeller
21.03.15 (FIN) Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
22.03.15 (FIN) Helsinki - Circus
24.03.15 (S) Stockholm - Debaser
25.03.15 (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.03.15 (D) Bochum - Matrix
27.03.15 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
29.03.15 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
30.03.15 (UK) Glasgow - O2 ABC
31.03.15 (UK) Manchester - Academy

PERIPHERY + special guests
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington

 

 The Answer Announce 2015 UK Tour.

The AnswerTuesday 25th November 2014
Northern Irish Rockers THE ANSWER are pleased to announce that they have re-signed with Napalm Records. The band released their last album New Horizon in September 2013 to critical acclaim and has just finished work on their new follow up record entitled Raise a Little Hell. The album will be released on March 6th (GSA/Benelux), March 9th (UK and Europe) and March 10th in North America.

Hot on the heels of the new album announcement, THE ANSWER are set to perform a couple of UK festival shows this winter at which they will be featuring new material from the forthcoming album. In March 2015 they will hit the road again on a comprehensive UK headline tour which will be followed by a soon to be announced European run of shows. A complete list of UK dates can be found below.

Lead vocalist Cormac Neeson commented, “We’re delighted to be extending our relationship with the Napalm family and look forward to great times ahead! During summer 2014 we hightailed ourselves down to Madrid to record our new album with long time friend and producer, Will Maya. Our time in Spain represents one of the most productive and enjoyable chapters in The Answer’s colourful history. Our new album ‘Raise A Little Hell’ comes from deep down inside. We brought the blues, the swagger and soul back into the studio and emerged from it with an album that encapsulates our unabated love for making the music we make. We’re all incredibly proud and thrilled with this record!”

Keeping the beacon of rock music well and truly alight, THE ANSWER have consistently delivered commercial and critically acclaimed albums. They have toured the world extensively, proving themselves to be an incendiary live act – spending almost two years as main support to AC/DC and playing to over 2 million people, performing festivals across the globe and also supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, Whitesnake and Wolfmother as well as countless headline tours.

“Every now and then a band emerges that walk, talk and rock like true saviours of rock music’s spirit and soul. The Answer make the kind of life-affirming, eardrum-threatening music that separates the truly great from the merely adequate” (Dom Lawson - Metal Hammer)

All album format pre-orders on https://www.pledgemusic.com/theanswer


THE ANSWER UK Tour Dates:
www.livenation.co.uk; www.ticketmaster.co.uk

06.12.14 UK - Sheffield Corporation / Winter Rocks Festival
07.12.14 UK - Trecco Bay / Planet Rockstock

06.03.15 IRL - BELFAST / LIMELIGHT
07.03.15 IRL - DUBLIN / WHELANS
09.03.15 UK - MANCHESTER / ACADEMY 3
10.03.15 UK - LEEDS / THE KEY CLUB
11.03.15 UK - YORK / FIBBERS
12.03.15 SCO - ABERDEEN / THE LEMON TREE
13.03.15 SCO - GLASGOW / THE GARAGE
14.03.15 UK - NEWCASTLE / RIVERSIDE
16.03.15 UK - GRIMSBY / YARDBIRDS
17.03.15 UK - LIVERPOOL / ARTS CLUB
18.03.15 UK - SOUTHEND / CHINNERY'S
19.03.15 UK - NOTTINGHAM / RESCUE ROOMS
20.03.15 UK - BIRMINGHAM / INSTITUTE
21.03.15 UK - SHEFFIELD / THE CORPORATION
23.03.15 UK - NORWICH / WATERFRONT
24.03.15 UK - BRISTOL / MOTION
25.03.15 UK - BRIGHTON / CONCORDE 2
26.03.15 UK - LONDON / O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
27.03.15 UK - EXETER / LEMON GROVE
28.03.15 UK - SOUTHAMPTON / 1865

 System Of A Down Announce One Off London Show.

System Of A DownTuesday 25th November 2014
Live Nation are honoured to announce that one of Alt Rock’s most ground breaking bands, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, will be heading to London in April 2015 to play an exceptionally special and important show on 10th April 2015 at The SSE Arena as part of their ‘Wake Up The Souls’ World Tour. This show will be their first indoor show in the UK since 2005.

April 24th 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, an attempted extermination of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire. A century later, SYSTEM OF A DOWN refuse to let the victims or lessons learned be forgotten. On April 10th, 2015, they'll commemorate the Genocide's 100th anniversary on the world stage with their "Wake Up The Souls" arena tour, an international trek that begins at London's SSE Arena and culminates with the band’s first-ever performance in Yerevan’s Republic Square.

Commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the ‘Wake Up The Souls’ tour is not just about seeing one of the best live bands performing a rare and very special show, it’s also about an extremely important political, social, human issue. System Of A Down want to clearly state that this is not directed at the people of Turkey, but rather at the atrocities that were carried out. In a statement issued today, the band said:

“As we mark this solemn centennial, please join us and the good people of conscience in Turkey to take a stand for truth and justice, and ask their President and Parliament to accept the Republic of Turkey's moral and material responsibility for the Armenian Genocide.

With your help, such a historic step taken by the people of Turkey in the spirit of human solidarity, heartfelt compassion and justice will not only heal the wounds of one genocide, but will more broadly represent a truly transformative step toward a new age - an era without genocide.” *

Fans looking for information about the "Wake Up The Souls" tour and/or how to get involved should visit the band's official site, systemofadown.com, where they'll see content curated by the group, along with an interactive "heat map" splash page featuring the band's statement about the tour and cause, along with tour dates, ticket links, share options, fan-generated content and "Take Action" instructions.

Tickets for this exceptional show will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 28th November from www.livenation.co.uk

Since their arrival in 1998, System Of A Down has released 5 studio albums, sold over 31 million copies worldwide, had three No. 1 debuts on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, garnered a Grammy win and amassed a global following whose members numbers in the tens of millions. They've written and recorded 7 top 10 radio hits, 2 of which were chart-topping No. 1's (2002's "Aerials" and 2005's "Hypnotize"). In 2005 System Of A Down released both Mezmerize and Hypnotize in two installments as a dual album in a single year. The two critically acclaimed albums each debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and on charts around the world, achieving the rare feat of having two No. 1 albums in the same calendar year. “B.Y.O.B.” (Bring Your Own Bombs) was the first single released from Mezmerize and earned the band a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.


SYSTEM OF A DOWN
‘WAKE UP THE SOULS’ TOUR

APRIL 2015

FRIDAY 10 THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY

Tickets are on-sale from 10am on 28th November 2015 priced at £37.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Of Mice And Men Announce 2015 UK Tour.

Of Mice And MenTuesday 25th November 2014
Of Mice & Men have announced their biggest headline run to date which sees them them tour the UK over 8 dates, including London’s O2 Brixton Academy.

"We're so excited to be coming back & headlining the United Kingdom & Europe. This will be our biggest headlining tour to date & we're not holding ANYTHING back. We’ve been busy in the studio working on new material & you can bet you’ll be hearing some new songs & some old favorites as well. This will be a concert experience you won’t want to miss so make sure to get tickets before they sell out! We can’t wait to play your city!" says drummer Valentino Arteaga

Of Mice & Men have had phenomenal year, from gracing the covers of Rock Sound & Kerrang! magazines to winning Metal Hammers ‘Breakthrough Artist’ of the year. Not to mention sold out world wide tours, a headlining slot at this years Reading & Leeds Festivals and most recently supporting Linkin Park on their Arena tour.
Current double A-side single, ‘Would You Still Be There’ & ‘Feels Like Forever’ is out 1st December. The videos have amassed more than 3 millions views between them are taken from the album ‘Restoring Force’ which charted at #4 in the US and #17 in the UK has now sold well over 160,000 copies.

Check out the for Of Mice & Men’s headlining tour below:

Thu 26 March O2 Guildhall, Southampton
Fri 27 March O2 Academy, Bristol
Sat 28 March O2 Academy Brixton, London
Mon 30 March Barrowlands, Glasgow
Tue 31 March O2 Academy, Newcastle
Thur 2 April Rock City, Nottingham
Fri 3 April O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sat 4 April Academy, Manchester
Tickets on sale Friday 28th November

 Hollywood Undead To Release New Single.

Hollywood UndeadSunday 24th November 2014
Hollywood Undead are back with their new single ‘Day of the Dead,’ the title track to their forthcoming new studio album, which is due in 2015. The powerful track features a fist-pumping chorus blended with driving guitars and the unique vocals of the band. It is a classic slice of Hollywood Undead.

They will release their fourth album ‘Day of the Dead’ in early 2015. It is the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Notes from the Underground.’

Hollywood Undead hail from the Hollywood, California - mixing brash hip-hop, rock, and minor metalcore. Owing much of their popularity and exposure to the social networking monster MySpace, the group started as the musical project of J-Dog and Tha Producer in June 2005. Now in 2014 Hollywood Undead has grown to consist of Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, Danny, Funny Man, J-Dog, and Johnny 3 Tears. Since their formation and three studio albums later, Hollywood Undead have commanded a massive fan base – with over 3.6 million fans on Facebook and having sold over 3 million records worldwide.

Hollywood Undead booked a short European tour to reacquaint themselves with their European fans before the new album. The demand has been huge. The bands original London show of Islington Academy being upgraded to Brixton Academy – which is now SOLD OUT. Full 2014 Euro dates are as follows

Tue 18th Nov Lucerna Prague, Czech Republic
Wed 19th Akvarium Klub Budapest, Hungry
Thur 20th Muffathalle Munich, Germany
Sat 22nd Gibson Frankfurt, Germany
Sun 23rd Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Tue 25th La Maronquinerie Paris, France
Wed 26th Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 28th O2 Academy Birmingham, England
Sat 29th O2 Academy Brixton, England
Sun 30th The Garage Glasgow, Scotland
Mon 1st Dec Academy Manchester, England

 Hellfest Announce 130 Bands.

HellfestSunday 23rd November 2014
10 years! Who would have thought that 10 years after its inception, HELLFEST was to become one of the largest and most important live events in France? Gathering over 150,000 punters last year, HELLFEST reached a landmark.

19th, 20th and 21st of June 2015 will mark a symbolic edition of the festival. One of the founders, Ben Barbaud, wanted to invite artists that have made a mark on the metal genre over the last decade and so has booked timeless bands such as Scorpions, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top and Slash and Airbourne for hard rock lovers.

They will be joined by 90's seminal bands such as Korn, Marilyn Manson, Killing Joke, Lamb of God, In Flames, not to mention world class thrash, black, death metal, stoner, punk, hardcore bands such as Venom, Anthrax, Children of Bodom, Nuclear Assault, Exodus, Satyricon, Arch Enemy, Meshuggah, Saint Vitus, Envy, NOFX, the Exploited, Dead Kennedys, Madball and more.

Shortly after the release of their Number 2 album ‘The Gray Chapter’, HELLFEST is excited to announce Slipknot will be joining the bill along with Faith No More, who have just announced they will be making a new album. Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against & Body Count are HELLFEST exclusives in France.

Saturday night proceedings will be closed by an epic pyro show that will endeavor to reflect the last 10 years of HELLFEST.

Below are the first 130 bands to be announced out of a final line up of 160. It certainly looks like this is going to be an anniversary to remember!

You can purchase Hellfest 3 days passes on the festival website www.hellfest.fr. One day passes will be available next year when the full line up is announced.

SLIPKNOT, SCORPIONS, FAITH NO MORE, JUDAS PRIEST, ZZ TOP, MOTHÖRHEAD, SLASH, ALICE COOPER, KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, NIGHTWISH, MARILYN MANSON, AIRBOURNE, BILLY IDOL
Anthrax, Five Finger Death Punch, In Flames, Lamb Of God, Killing Joke, Ace Frehley
The Quireboys, The Answer, Life Of Agony, Hollywood Undead, Godsmack, Armored Saint
Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Hirax, The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Iron Reagan, Beastmilk
Eths, No Return, Sticky Boys, Breakdust


VENOM, CHILDREN OF BODOM, MESHUGGAH, ARCH ENEMY, SATYRICON
At The Gates, Cannibal Corpse, In Extremo, Bloodbath, Cradle Of Filth, Triptykon, Mayhem
Finntroll, Samael, Obituary, Ensiferum, Arkona, Dying Fetus, Skyforger, Alestorm, Skinless
Craft, Vallenfyre, Enthroned, The Crown, Ne Obliviscaris, Carach Angren, Nidingr, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Khold
Mütiilation, Shape Of Despair, Necrowretch, Prostitute Disfigurement, Coffins, Bölzer, Deep In Hate
Fallujah, Morgoth, Desultory, The Great Old Ones, Cock And Ball Torture, Vorkreist, Tribulation, Hypno5e


BODY COUNT, RISE AGAINST, DEAD KENNEDYS, ENVY, BIOHAZARD, NOFX
Madball, Terror, Saint Vitus, Wovenhand, Red Fang, Les Wampas, Dri, The Exploited
Eyehategod, High On Fire, Trap Them, Off!, Weedeater, Orange Goblin, Orchid, Truckfighters, Ahab
Merauder, Code Orange, Defeater, Despise You, Rise Of The Northstar, Vitamin X, Asg, Providence
Broken Teeth, The Wounded Kings, Russian Circles, Glowsun, Twitching Tongues, The Atlas Moth
Wolf Brigade, Les Ramoneurs De Menhir, Elder, Samsara Blues Experiment, Terra Tenebrosa
Birds In Row, Witchthroat Serpent, Midnight Ghost Train, Machete

 All That Remains Announce New Studio Album.

All That RemainsSunday 23rd November 2014
All That Remains will release their much anticipated new studio album, The Order Of Things, on February 23rd 2015 via Razor & Tie. The new album is the band’s seventh studio album to date and their follow up to 2012’s A War You Cannot Win. Listen to the band leaked first track off the new album, “No Knock” at http://www.allthatremainsonline.com/.
Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On The Order of Things, the Massachusetts outfit—Phil Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—preserve an ethos of evolution. For the first time, the band tapped Josh Wilbur [Lamb of God, Gojira, Hatebreed] for production, cutting the bulk of the record in Massachusetts and fine-tuning vocals in Los Angeles.

It’s been quite a ride for All That Remains. The group reached another landmark with 2012’s A War You Cannot Win. It debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 and saw them hitting the road for sold out shows alongside Volbeat and In This Moment in between incendiary festival appearances at Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Rocklahoma, and more. The album yielded two hit singles. “Stand Up” ascended to #1 at Active Rock radio, a first for the band, while “What If I Was Nothing” landed at #2. Their position at the top of Active Rock radio remains indisputable with six singles going Top 10 at the format, three of which went Top 5 or higher. Their worldwide album sales exceed over one million, while track sales surpass 1.5 million. However, All That Remains continue reacting at every turn, igniting a personal revolution in the process.

Pre-orders for the new album as well as additional details and music to be shared in coming weeks. The band will tour heavily in support of the new album and dates will be announced soon.

 Wednesday 13 Announces New Album And UK Tour.

Wednesday 13Friday 21st November 2014
WEDNESDAY 13 is set to release his sixth solo album, 'Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague' on 12th January 2015 via DevCo/Cargo Records. In tandem, a UK tour for March goes on sale tomorrow (Fri 21st Nov) at 9am. Full dates detailed below.

'Monsters of The Universe...' is the follow up to 2013's 'The Dixie Dead' and Wednesday's first concept album. It was recorded in Los Angeles, CA and San Antonio, TX and produced by WEDNESDAY 13. The release will be available on both CD and 12" double vinyl, with different album covers and artwork for each. You can pre-order the album at either Amazon ( Here) or Cargo Direct ( Here).

Check out the title track, 'Come Out & Plague' now streaming on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/wednesday-13/come-out-and-plague.

Wednesday explains the inspiration to write a concept album about intergalactic forces, UFOs and aliens thus: “I'd become really intrigued with forbidden history books, UFOs, religions/astrotheology, and all sorts of conspiracy theories over the past few years. The subject matter so bizarre and weird. I've seen things in the skies as a kid that were not normal airplanes or shooting stars - objects doing manoeuvres that normal fossil fuel crafts couldn't do. I'm not saying that was aliens but it could've been top secret government crafts being tested. I've also seen some things in recent years that were definitely not any technology that we supposedly have on earth. I read about so many things I'd never heard of before in the wake of this and it really inspired me to write about it, but to tell it via my own weird concept album.”

UK tour dates run as follows. Plans are afoot for some very special London dates later in the year, so watch this space! In the meantime, dates with ticket links line up as follows:

Thu 5th Mar - SHEFFIELD Corporation
Fri 6th Mar - READING The Bowery District
Sat 7th Mar - EXETER The Cavern
Sun 8th Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Tue 10th Mar - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Wed 11th Mar - MANCHESTER Club Academy
Thu 12th Mar - NEWCASTLE The Think Tank
Fri 13th Mar - GLASGOW Cathouse
Sat 14th Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Sun 15th Mar - BRISTOL The Marble Factory
Tue 17th Mar - NORWICH Waterfront
Wed 18th Mar - CARDIFF The Globe

 Beans On Toast Releses New Video.

Beans On ToastFriday 21st November 2014
Drunk Folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast drops his 6th studio album on his 34th Birthday. Newly engaged to muse Lizzy Bee and with his biggest year to date behind him, Beans on Toast is turning his irreverent mind to the more valuable things in life with new album‘The Grand Scheme of Things’. The release is flanked by a 15 date headline tour (with support from Will Varley), including Beans’ largest London show to date, at Electric Ballroom, December 11.

Released on Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on 1st December the album turns to the more wholesome topics of home cooking, an upcoming honeymoon and a whole lot of loving; a marked change in the man who once was a poster boy for recreational drugs. What hasn’t changed though is Beans on Toast’s unrivalled ability to tell a tale, his no holds barred social commentary and his ability to tackle difficult subjects from an everyday point of view. Here, his thoughts from the last year are honestly regaled through eleven life-affirming and frequently humorous tracks.

In the twelve months that have seen him tour the world, open arenas for Frank Turner and play a jam packed summer of festivals, material has come from his experiences, with American tour dates giving way to ‘Fuck You Nashville’ and love song ‘New Orleans Honeymoon’. Memories of his Camp Bestival main stage performance are captured perfectly with ‘Stinging Nettles’, a song he wrote for children about the great outdoors, and topics like gentrification, chicken farming and world peace all get the Beans musical treatment.

Recorded at London’s Soup Studios, ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ features and was fittingly produced by Sam Beer, an old family friend who taught Beans on Toast his first song on the guitar over eighteen years ago on a camping holiday in Spain, and who was reunited with Beans on the London music circle ten years later. Together, with the help of friends Bobby Banjo and contributors Will Varley and Brooke Sharkey, this is an album that marks a change but not a complete makeover for everyone’s favourite modern one-man band.

Tracklisting
1. Folk Singer
2. The War on War
3. Fuck You Nashville
4. The Chicken Song
5. Stinging Nettles
6. Lizzy’s Cooking
7. A Whole Lot of Loving
8. Flying Clothes Line
9. All I see is Wagamama
10. NOLA Honeymoon
11. NYE

LIVE
20 November ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
21 November GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy
22 November EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms
24 November NEWCASTLE The Cluny
25 November HULL Fruit
26 November LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
27 November MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
28 November LIVERPOOL The Shipping Forecast
29 November NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
03 December BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
04 December CAMBRIDGE Junction
05 December BRISTOL The Fleece
06 December EXETER The Phoenix
09 December PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
10 December BRIGHTON The Haunt
11 December LONDON Electric Ballroom

Beans On Toast - A Whole Lotta Loving - http://youtu.be/Wb_OvHXQjPQ

 Mastodon To Start UK Tour.

MastodonFriday 21st November 2014
To celebrate Mastodon’s current UK tour and show in Southampton tomorrow in particular, local rock hang-out and food specialist "The Rockstone" have created ‘The Mustardon’. It’s 12-inches of pork, honey and mustard sausage smashed into a cheese-topped torpedo roll and smothered in grated Monterey Jack cheese, fresh onions and a Georgian mustard BBQ sauce. Well worth checking out pre-show if you’re in Southampton! Rumour has it that he band might even pop in to sample the special hot dog!

The Rockstone are not only masters in the kitchen they’re verbal wizards who specialise in puns. Other culinary gems on their menu have included ‘Bacon Bad’, ‘Brie Are The Champions’, ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fungi’, ‘Highway To Halloumi’, ‘I Pitta Tha' Fool’, ‘Lord Of The Wings’ and ‘Apocalypse Cow’.

Mastodon have just started their UK tour! Catch them at one of the following venues:

November:
22nd Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24th Manchester, O2 Academy
25th Newcastle, O2 Academy
26th Glasgow, O2 Academy
28th London,O2 Brixton Academy
29th Birmingham, O2 Academy

December:
1st Nottingham, Rock City
2nd Bristol, O2 Academy

Get your tickets over at www.kililive.com/www.seetickets.com

Mastodon released their latest masterpiece “Once More ‘Round The Sun” on June 24th of this year to mass critical acclaim. A top 10 album on both sides of the pond and Number ONE album on the Rock/Metal charts is yet another milestone in their illustrious career thus far.

 68 Release New Music Video.

68Friday 21st November 2014
Sound maestros '68 have debuted another brand new music video today for the song 'Track 5'. The unveiling of these visuals comes just a couple of weeks before '68 hit the UK on their second tour here this year. You'll definitely be wanting to catch the duo's incendiary live show.

DECEMBER
5 Nottingham Rock City Basement
6 Plymouth The Underground
7 Leeds Key Club
8 Glasgow Classic Grand
9 Birmingham O2 Academy 3
10 Newcastle O2 Academy 2
11 Manchester Sound Control
12 Brighton Audio
13 Bristol Exchange
14 London Borderline
15 York Fibbers
16 Southampton Joiners
17 Oxford O2 Academy 2

'68 debuted at #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart with the release of 'In Humor and Sadness' earlier this year. Rock Sound aptly described it as "A great album from a true visionary." Puregrain Audio offers, "If you've ever wondered what it would be like if The Black Keys and Every Time I Die made a love child in the washroom of a Wax Fang concert, '68 is your answer." in their 8/10 review. Alternative Press states "What’s ironic about Humor is that despite Scogin’s infatuation with 21st century rock ’n’ roots music, the album is closer in style, decibels and straight-up attitude to Nirvana’s legendary Bleach."

 Down 'N'n Outz To Tour The UK.

Down N OutzFriday 21st November 2014
“I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!” – Ian Hunter

Down ‘n’ Outz are pleased to announce UK tour dates in December 2014. The dates support the recent release of the album The Further Adventures Of…, which is the third instalment of the project fronted by Def Leppard’s lead singer Joe Elliott, and features tracks connected to Mott the Hoople. The album is available through Bludgeon Riffola via Mailboat Records

Full UK AND Eire dates are as follows

Friday 5th Dec 2014 BRISTOL BIERKELLER
Sat 6th Dec 2014 TRECCO BAY PLANET ROCKSTOCK FESTIVAL
Mon 8th Dec 2014 LONDON GARAGE
Tues 9th Dec 2014 YORK FIBBERS
Thurs 11th Dec 2014 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
Fri 12th Dec 2014 WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS
Sun 14th Dec 2014 NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE
Mon 15th Dec2014 GLASGOW GARAGE
Wed 17th Dec 2014 BELFAST LIMELIGHT
Thurs 18th Dec 2014 DUBLIN ACADEMY (IRELAND)

Ticket are priced Bristol, London, York, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Glasgow are £20. Belfast £17.50 and Dublin €25. All subject to booking fee
Tickets are available from all usual outlets – onsale Friday 27th June 2014.
Support tbc

The project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) to get involved. Joe formed the Down ‘n’ Outz with The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Phil Martini (drums). Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.

In 2009 Down ‘n’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band’s five Hammersmith Apollo shows, which garnered much interest with fans. The fan demand eventually led to the band looking to create an album. 2011 saw the release of the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles “England Rocks” and “Overnight Angels,” that reached No 4 and No 1 respectively on the US Media Base Rock chart -keeping Eric Clapton’s new single off the top of the chart for 2 weeks. The band then released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called “Live At Hammersmith Apollo.” The new album The Further Adventures of… picks up where the live DVD left off and features the driving groove of album opener - and first single - “Rock And Roll Queen”(pre-order the album https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/further-adventures-of...-bonus/id845636885 and get "Rock And Roll Queen" instantly). The collection also includes the good time of rock-n-roll tune “One Of The Boys,” and ballad “The Journey,” plus the drum heavy song “Violence.” This LP is set to bring out a rich and much loved seam of British songwriting to a whole new audience. The album was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott’s own studio Joe’s Garage.

Joe Elliott says, “These songs make up a huge portion of who I am and I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to record them and hopefully give them a new lease of life, which, quite frankly, is long overdue.”

Morgan Fisher (keyboardist Mott The Hoople 1973/1974 and also Mott and British Lions) expresses, "It's like Joe and the boys have taken some vintage films and slapped them onto a big, bright Technicolor screen. A great, in-your-face new way to experience some of Mott's finest songs!"

Ian Hunter says, “I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!”

After supporting Mott The Hoople in 2009, Down ‘n’ Outz played the main stage of inaugural High Voltage festival at Victoria Park, London during the Summer of 2010. Following this memorable performance, they toured the UK as main support to Paul Rogers in 2011.

 Asking Alexandria To Release Live DVD.

Asking AlexandriaFriday 21st November 2014
ASKING ALEXANDRIA--the riotous, genre-bending U.K.-based rock group that Alternative Press says “blurs the lines between solipsism and sociopathy, hedonism and nihilism, even as it throws metalcore, electronic music and a healthy dose of hair metal into a blender set on ‘awesome’”--have announced LIVE FROM BRIXTON AND BEYOND--a 2-Disc live concert DVD--to be released December 15 via Sumerian Records.

“At long last, we are FINALLY releasing our first ever DVD,” says guitarist BEN BRUCE. “We have been promising this DVD for a long time now, but trust me when I say it was worth the wait. There is so much unseen footage on this release including our sold-out show at Brixton in London, our reckless Halloween concert in Hollywood, intimate behind the scenes footage, the ‘Through Sin and Self Destruction’ short film and every music video we have ever recorded. It's been a long time in the making but we hope you enjoy every second of this. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years and welcome to the family.”

The LIVE FROM BRIXTON AND BEYOND 2-disc DVD features: 1) the full live set from ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s sold-out Brixton 02 Academy show in London, England; 2) behind the scenes and backstage footage from the Brixton 02 Academy show; 3) the unseen 'Reckless Halloween' performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles; and 4) all of the group’s music videos and the 'Through Sin and Self-Destruction' short film (see full tracklisting below). Watch the LIVE FROM BRIXTON AND BEYOND trailer ( HERE) and pre-order the set ( HERE).

ASKING ALEXANDRIA has released three albums, including their current album FROM DEATH TO DESTINY and has toured the world-over. Produced by Joey Sturgis and mixed by veteran rock radio kingmaker David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, Of Mice & Men), FROM DEATH TO DESTINY fully embraces the high-flying sonic excess of Mötley Crüe, the dark electro of the pre-EDM era and the audio growl of the harder-edged bands they discovered as teenagers. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and #1 on the Independent Albums Chart in the U.S. and has launched three consecutive Top 20 Active Rock singles to date: 'The Death of Me,' 'Break Down the Walls' and current single 'Moving On.' Just this week, 'Moving On' hit the Top 15 making it the band’s highest charting single to date. The 'Moving On' video has received over 2 million views and can be viewed ( HERE).

Now in the midst of a headlining tour spanning Europe, the U.K. and Russia, the U.K.-based rock band will circle back to North America for a tour starting Nov. 28 in Tucson, AZ and wrapping Dec. 20 in Wilmington, NC (dates below).
ASKING ALEXANDRIA--DANNY WORSNOP (lead vocals), BEN BRUCE (lead guitars), CAMERON LIDDELL (guitars), SAM BETTLEY (bass) and JAMES CASSELLS (drums)--represent everything exciting and altogether invigorating about the hardest hitting rock n’ roll, both past and present. The group incorporates the modern hard rock sensibilities with the celebratory melodic spirit of the giant hooks of the ‘80s, the expert songwriting of the ‘90s and the unashamedly aggressive brutality of modern Millennium bravado. The electro-tinged and always unhinged miscreants have arrived armed with musical weapons owing as much to Skid Row and Guns N’ Roses as Korn and Killswitch Engage. After spending all summer on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Body Count (featuring Ice-T), Cannibal Corpse, Trivium, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Suicide Silence and many more), the stage has been set both literally and figuratively for an even larger commercial breakthrough.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA LIVE FROM BRIXTON AND BEYOND 2-disc DVD:
Disc 1 Live From Brixton tracklisting is as follows:
Welcome
Closure
A Lesson Never Learned
Breathless
Not the American Average
A Prophecy
If You Can't Ride Two Horses at Once...You Should Get Out of the Circus
Dedication
Someone, Somewhere
Another Bottle Down
Reckless & Relentless
To the Stage
Dear Insanity
Run Free
Morte et Dabo
Alerion
The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)
+ Backstage and behind the scenes of the sold-out Brixton O2 Academy concert

Disc 2 The Wiltern 'Reckless Halloween' show tracklisting is as follows:
Welcome
Closure
A Lesson Never Learned
Not the American Average
I Was Once, Possibly, Maybe, Perhaps A Cowboy King
Morte et Dabo
Alerion
The Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)
+Music Videos
+Through Sin + Self-Destruction Short Film tracklisting:
Not The American Average
Breathless
The Death of Me
Killing You
Moving On
If You Can't Ride Two Horses At Once...Then You Should Get Out Of The Circus
Run Free
Closure
A Prophecy
The Final Episode (Let's Change The Channel)

 Northlane Unleash New Video.

NorthlaneFriday 21st November 2014
Northlane have returned with new single 'Rot', their first release with new frontman Marcus Bridge. The video is available to watch on Youtube now, and the track will be released worldwide on iTunes on November 28.

'Rot' (produced via Skype by long-time collaborator Will Putney) was written and recorded by Marcus, guitarists Jon Deiley and Josh Smith, bassist Alex Milovic and drummer Nic Pettersen after a public audition process that saw almost 2,000 hopefuls apply for the position. The 23-year-old singer from Sydney's first tour will be a mammoth 21 huge shows in 21 days across Europe supporting Parkway Drive.

Fuelled by the critical and popular acclaim won by 2013 sophomore album Singularity, Northlane toured the world twice over 18 months before coming home for a victorious sell-out tour in May / June. The album received glowing reviews and accolades across the world, including J Award and ARIA Award nominations, and awards in the Short Fast Loud, Blunt Magazine and The Racket end-of-year polls.

But during a five-month rest and writing break, frontman Adrian Fitipaldes left the band citing mental and physical exhaustion, prompting an open audition process which began in September. The band spent weeks painstakingly trawling through submissions; Marcus' video – which is still on YouTube having amassed tens of thousands of views – grabbed their attention and his talent, ideas and attitude make him a natural fit.

After the Parkway Drive tour, the band will head home to play the massive sold out UNIFY Gathering in Victoria. Eleven days later they will embark on a six-week tour of North America with August Burns Red before settling down in New Jersey to record their third album with Will Putney.
A full statement by the band on Marcus Bridge and 'Rot' is below.

We are proud to welcome Marcus Bridge to the Northlane family as our new vocalist. Marcus gave an outstanding audition video and as we spent time with him we found that he was truly the best person for the job.

While we had planned as far back as May to be releasing a single on November 21, it’s been an extremely difficult process to make happen. The fact that we got this done in time is a minor miracle. We’ve never had so much trouble and given so much time and attention to a track before.

Six weeks ago, Northlane didn’t have a vocalist and we didn’t know where to go with our writing, not knowing who would be singing on the new material. But we vowed to find the most unique talent we could, and someone that could help us expand on our sound. Northlane has always been about progression, and we saw our situation as an opportunity. This was never going to be easy, but we took a leap of faith and made the only decision that felt right. And we feel the results will show you just how good our music can be.
We can’t express enough just how proud we are of Marcus, and how stoked we are to be making music with him. 'Rot' is only our first time working together, but It felt right. In March we will have a chance to record an entire album with him, and we couldn’t be more excited for what will come of it. He’s progressed out of sight since he came into the fold, so we can’t wait to see and hear what he will be able to do given a few months.

Now Marcus will be heading on the road with us, playing 21 shows in rooms up to thousands of people across Europe and the UK with Parkway Drive, before coming home to play to 3500 people at UNIFY. He hasn’t really played to more than a few hundred before. Trial by fire is always the best show of someone’s strength. We’re really throwing him in the deep end but he’s got what it takes.

Check out this video we made of us recording 'Rot' as a way to convey our feelings about everything that has happened recently. And thanks for sticking by us through the hardest challenge we’ve ever faced in our career. We wouldn’t have made it out the other side without your ongoing love and support, and we feel stronger and more inspired than we ever have.

Click below to watch the short film
NORTHLANE FILM

NORTHLANE- UPCOMING TOUR DATES
EUROPEAN TOUR
Sat 29 Nov - Stockholm, Sweden
Sun 30 Nov - Heden, Sweden
Mon 1 Dec - Copenhagen, Denmark
Tue 2 Dec - Berlin, Germany
Wed 3 Dec - Offenbach Am Main, Germany
Thu 4 Dec - Prague, Czech Republic
Fri 5 Dec - Munich, Germany
Sat 6 Dec - Budapest, Hungary
Sun 7 Dec - Wien, Austria
Mon 8 Dec - Bologna, Italy
Tue 9 Dec - Zurich, Switzerland
Wed 10 Dec - Deinze, Belgium
Thu 11 Dec - Tilburg, Netherlands
Fri 12 Dec - London, United Kingdom
Sat 13 Dec - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Mon 15 Dec - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Tue 16 Dec - Bristol, United Kingdom
Wed 17 Dec - Manchester, United Kingdom
Thu 18 Dec - Paris, France
Sat 20 Dec - Leipzig, Germany
Sun 21 Dec - Hamburg, Germany
Northlane - Rot is out November 27 via UNFD

 Zoax To Release New EP.

ZoaxWednesday 19th November 2014
London 5 piece ZOAX, the new project of Joe Copcutt, bassist for Axewound and original bassist for Rise To Remain, have revealed the title, track listing and artwork of their eagerly awaited forthcoming new EP, entitled 'Is Everybody Listening?', set to be released on February 9th via Century Media Records in Europe (digital only).

Adam Carroll (vocals) comments: "I could just say the same old jazz, that our blood, sweat and tears went into this release, but I would be lying. It was big smiles, high-5's and good times, that's the truth. We couldn't be happier with how this release turned out, and we hope you love it as much as we do. 2015, should be very exciting for all us catz and kittenz."

'Is Everybody Listening?' was again recorded and produced by Derya “Dez” Nagle of Black Bear Productions (The Safety Fire).

1. ?
2. Lonely Souls
3. Click
4. Zero Point Seven
5. Right Words
6. Innocent Eyes
ZOAX released the debut EP 'XIII' earlier this year to critical acclaim. The release was hailed as “meticulously composed” by Kerrang! and named the band “ones to watch” by Rock Sound. Read on for a few UK reviews of the critically acclaimed 'XIII':

"This London quintet's debut five-track EP is a welcome arrival for anyone who's seen them on the live circuit." – Metal Hammer

"The next 12 months should see even better things from Zoax." – Kerrang!

"As an opening statement, this is very exciting indeed. Ones to watch." – Rock Sound


ZOAX live:
(supporting Baby Godzilla)
25.11.2015 UK Hull, The Fruit
26.11.2015 UK Huddersfield, The Parish
27.11.2015 UK Glasgow, Audio
28.11.2015 UK Middlesbrough, Empire
29.11.2015 UK York, Fulford Arms
30.11.2015 UK Chester, Compass
01.12.2015 UK Birmingham, Oobleck
02.12.2015 UK Swansea, Static Bar
03.12.2015 UK Cheltenham, 2 pigs
04.12.2015 UK Plymouth, The Factory
05.12.2015 UK Swindon, Furnace
06.12.2015 UK Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms (Bar)
07.12.2015 UK Kingston, Fighting Cocks

 Taking back Sunday To Re-release 'Happiness Is'.

Taking Back SundayWednesday 19th November 2014
Revered Long Island rock band Taking Back Sunday has announced plans to release Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings on February 24th via Hopeless Records. The upcoming release will feature the band’s original 2014 record Happiness Is, along with rare and unreleased tracks from the recording session, all spread out on 8 7-inch vinyl records with a collectible signed art card. Fans are invited to pre-order Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings in a variety of bundles now at http://hopelessrecords.com/happinessistcr

Happiness Is: The Complete Recordings will include all three studio b-sides and three additional acoustic renditions of album tracks, such as “Like You Do,” that portray those particular songs in a new light.

“There was something real sentimental and warm feeling about the acoustic demo version of “Like You Do,” says vocalist Adam Lazzara. “Ed (Reyes) and I were staying in the saddest hotel in all of Long Island while the band was writing what would later become most of Happiness Is. This place was as close to one of those 1970s New York City hotels as I had seen in the movies and on the news growing up as you could get, the only exception being that it was on Long Island. Motel style, with ladies of the night, yelling at all hours, the works. It was the worst. I was missing home something awful and it was the worst it had been. That’s where “Like You Do” happened. In that smoky room, at that seedy hotel. I played it back on my voice recorder and it took me someplace else. I think we came pretty close to that feeling with this recording. At first we even talked about just leaving it as an acoustic song. Now we have both.”

In conjunction with today’s news, Taking Back Sunday has also debuted a new video for their anthemic song “All The Way,” which can be viewed now at http://smarturl.it/allthewayvideo. The video features backstage and performance footage of the band on tour this past year.

“Hope you like the video for the song “All The Way.” It's a tiny look at being on tour and what it’s like for us on stage when we are playing shows. A bunch of our friends helped film it and it’s great to use one of our songs as the background to hang on to some of these memories,” said drummer Mark O’Connell.

Following a year on the road in support of the new album, Taking Back Sunday recently announced that the tour will continue in 2015 with a headlining North American run with letlive. and The Menzingers. But before that they will be heading to the UK this December with Marmozets and Blitz Kids in tow

Catch Taking Back Sunday in all their awesome glory at one of the following venues:

December
7th Portsmouth, Pyramids
8th Bristol, O2 Academy
9th London, Roundhouse
11th Birmingham, Institute
12th Manchester, Ritz
13th Glasgow, O2 ABC
14th Oxford, O2 Academy

 The Pretty Reckless Unleash New Video.

The Pretty RecklessWednesday 19th November 2014
Taylor Momsen’s The Pretty Reckless are set to release new single ‘House On A Hill’ taken from the critically acclaimed album ‘Going To Hell’ on 24th November 2014. The track is available digitally HERE & you can view the new, haunting video HERE

They have just made radio history with previous single "Messed Up World," as they became the second female-fronted group ever to have two #1 hits in a row at US rock radio (the last group to achieve this was The Pretenders, led by Chrissie Hynde). This follows The Pretty Reckless' first single, "Heaven Knows," which has spent 14 weeks at #1 at rock radio and is the top US rock song of the year.

The Pretty Reckless recently played the popular iheart Radio Festival in Las Vegas alongside such artists as Iggy Azalea, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves, Usher, Neon Trees, 5 Seconds of Summer. They are now on their UK tour in support of the top 10 charting album Going To Hell.

Full remaining dates are below.
The Pretty Reckless with support from Heaven’s Basement & Nothing More.
Wednesday 19th November Manchester Academy
Thursday 20th November Glasgow O2 Academy
Saturday 22nd November Oxford O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Sunday 23rd November Bristol O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Monday 24th November Birmingham Institute
Wednesday 26th November London O2 Academy Brixton

 Sonata Arctica Cover Classic Genesis Song 'I Can't Dance'.

Sonata ArticaWednesday 19th November 2014
Finnish Melodic Metallers SONATA ARCTICA released the re-recorded version of their debut album Ecliptica, in celebration of the album's original release 15 years ago, at the end of last month. Ecliptica – Revisited; 15th Anniversary Edition not only contains all of the original album tracks but also includes a cover of the Genesis hit 'I Can't Dance'. In tribute to the track and as the band have been touring, they decided to dance (or attempt to dance anyway!) across North America. Watch the hilarious results here: http://youtu.be/nukof-nzdXA

Vocalist & keyboardist Tony Kakko commented: “Instead of filming yet another tour documentary, showing venues and our daily routines again and again, I thought it would be fun to create some kind of music video instead. So, as we were getting ready to embark on our North-American leg of our Pariah’s Child tour we decided to take the opportunity to promote the fresh re-make of our debut album Ecliptica by using a song from that release. Idea wise our cover version of GENESIS’ ‘I Can’t Dance’ (We Can’t Dance, 1991) seemed the easiest and most fun to make happen. I mean, walking and dancing around North-America…sounds like a fun thing to do, right?! And that it sure was. The experience ranged reaction wise from “no one even paid too much attention to us”( in New York filled with dancing maniacs such as me and Pasi, I suppose) to “people looking a little scared and a cop telling us to move further away from our subject” (San Antonio). No, we did not get arrested. Damn…Originally we recorded the cover as a bonus for Stones Grow Her Name, but for some reason it never wound up anywhere. Better late...

I’ve always liked the song. I like many, many GENESIS songs actually, but I remember one day coming up with this idea to do something fun with ‘I Can’t Dance’ and adding the horn sections and see how it sounds. Sounded great! I had been listening to AEROSMITH a lot around that time and I really like the way the spice up their songs with trombones and trumpets and such. I made a demo, asked a trumpetist Mika Mylläri to polish the horn arrangement and together with saxophonist Sakari Kukko they made the whole thing sounds just perfect. It was legendary. We had Sakari Kukko, Niko Kokko and Tony Kakko in the studio at the same time. I’m very pleased we finally get this baby out. I know it does not sound like your everyday SONATA ARCTICA, but hey, why should it? it’s a GENESIS song. I hope you like it as much as I do.

The tour was fun also outside the obviously hilariously, seemingly embarrassing bits you can see on the video. Great group of people packed in the two tour busses made the seven weeks on the road feel not at a day longer than five weeks, haha! Thank you DELAIN & XANDRIA. The Pariah’s Child tour goes on, merging with the Ecliptica– Revisited tour that will go on until the autumn of 2015. Thank you all for coming to see the shows and keeping live music alive! Keep it up! See you all somewhere. Much love!“

The track list for Ecliptica - Revisited reads as follows:
01. Blank File
02. My Land
03. 8th Commandment
04. Replica
05. Kingdom For A Heart
06. Fullmoon
07. Letter To Dana
08. UnOpened
09. Picturing The Past
10. Destruction Preventer
Bonus:
11. I Can't Dance (Genesis cover)

Order the album: http://smarturl.it/SONATA-15

 Periphery reveal New Albums Details.

PeripheryTuesday 18th November 2014
PERIPHERY have unveiled the artwork and track listing for their forthcoming albums, 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' that will be released outside of North America, Australia/NZ and Japan via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015.

The album artwork reflects the story behind the 'Juggernaut' releases, a tale of birth and re-birth with the first album ('Alpha') sharing the origins of the main character and the second offering ('Omega') sharing the gut-wrenching twists and turns the tale takes. Each release is housed an outer, die cut o-card with the band’s signature P and three dot logo, which, once removed features a booklet cover from graphic novelist Justin Randall. Each album includes a 12-page booklet with numerous illustrations that add a visual layer to the conceptual albums. Track listings for the “Juggernaut” albums are:

'Juggernaut: Alpha':
A Black Minute (4:16)
MK Ultra (2:50)
Heavy Heart (4:22)
The Event (1:45)
The Scourge (5:36)
Alpha (5:31)
22 Faces (3:52)
Rainbow Gravity (4:39)
Four Lights (2:18)
Psychosphere (6:16)

'Juggernaut: Omega':
Reprise (1:25)
The Bad Thing (5:54)
Priestess (5:04)
Graveless (3:56)
Hell Below (3:43)
Omega (11;44)
Stranger Things (7:35)

PERIPHERY will embark on extensive touring around the release of 'Juggernaut'. First will be a five-week North American tour with support coming from Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend Project and Shining which leads to a PERIPHERY headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

Misha Mansoor on going to Russia: "We are very excited to finally play Russia! We have heard so many amazing things about the shows and fans supporting us there and we can't wait to rock out with them at the shows.” And on headlining in London he has the following to say: “It has been too long London, you are one of our favorite cities to play ever. We couldn't come to Europe and miss you guys so we are stoked to be coming back finally! See you there.”

PERIPHERY
26.02.2015 (BY) Minsk - Re:Public
27.02.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
28.02.2015 (RUS) Moscow - Volta
02.03.2015 (RUS) Novosibirsk - Rock City
03.03.2015 (RUS) Yekaterinburg - Tele-Club

PERIPHERY
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Shining
05.03.15 (F) Paris - La Cigale
06.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
07.03.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.03.15 (I) Milan - Live Club
10.03.15 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
11.03.15 (A) Vienna - Arena
12.03.15 (H) Budapest - A38
13.03.15 (SLO) Bratislava - Majestic
14.03.15 (CZ) Prague - Roxy
16.03.15 (PL) Warsaw - Stodola
17.03.15 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
18.03.15 (DK) Aarhus - Voxhall
19.03.15 (N) Oslo - Rockefeller
21.03.15 (FIN) Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
22.03.15 (FIN) Helsinki - Circus
24.03.15 (S) Stockholm - Debaser
25.03.15 (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.03.15 (D) Bochum - Matrix
27.03.15 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
29.03.15 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
30.03.15 (UK) Glasgow - O2 ABC
31.03.15 (UK) Manchester - Academy

PERIPHERY + special guests
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington

 Black Label Society Announce Crobot As Support On UK Tour.

Black Label SocietyTuesday 18th November 2014
Following their explosive UK live debut supporting The Virginmarys? back in September of this year, Central Pennsylvania-based retro rockers CROBOT are pleased to announce that they will be heading back to our shores next year in support of their stonking new album 'Something Supernatural'. The band will be supporting BLACK LABEL SOCIETY on their forthcoming run of dates in February 2015.

"ATTENTION BEARDOS OF THE EUROPEAN NEBULAE:

We just received a Mothership transmission confirming that we'll be heading back across the pond in February for a full fledged European invasion with the one and only Black Label Society! Bring your own beard and get ready to riff!

We only got a taste of what Europe has to offer last venture across the pond, now we get the whole full course meal, a case of beer, and tasty riffpies courtesy of BLS."

The tour dates rack up as follows:

11 Feb O2 ABC, Glasgow
12 Feb The Institue, Birmingham
13 Feb Roundhouse, London
14 Feb O2 Academy, Bristol
15 Feb O2 Academy, Leeds
17 Feb UEA, Norwich
18 Feb Rock City, Nottingham
19 Feb Academy, Manchester

 Upon A Burning Body Head Out On Tour.

Upon A Burning BodyTuesday 18th November 2014
Today marks the release of the high-energy new video for UPON A BURNING BODY and ICE-T’s crushing metal cover of DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s massive hit, “Turn Down For What” – sponsored by Spencer’s! Directed by Dan Centrone, the official music video features a raging party with endless drinks from UABB sponsor COLDCOCK Whiskey, gorgeous dancers, and much more!

Check out the new “Turn Down For What” video now via the Fearless Records YouTube page:

http://youtu.be/tQh7OjYIGWA

Director Dan Centrone states, “I can't think of a better combination than Texas metal, a hip hop legend, and strippers twerking in horse masks.”

In a recent press statement, UABB’s Danny Leal mentions, “It was amazing doing a video with Ice-T. He is such an inspiration. To be able to have him in a UABB video is a true honor. We hope everyone enjoys and parties to our remake of “Turn Down For What”.”

The cover of “Turn Down For What” is part of a new collection of awesome new covers included on Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6, available via Fearless Records today! Get your copy now via iTunesor at www.PunkGoes.com!

Catch UPON A BURNING BODY on tour now in the UK. See below for all current tour dates.

Current UPON A BURNING BODY Tour Dates:

11/17 - Talking Heads @ Southampton
11/18 - Exchange @ Bristol
11/19 - The Haunt @ Brighton
11/20 - Underworld @ London
11/21 - Rescue Rooms @ Nottingham
11/22 – Sugarmill @ Stoke
11/23 - Cathouse @ Glasgow
11/24 - Academy 2 @ Newcastle
11/25 - Roadhouse @ Manchester
11/26 - Academy @ Birmingham

More about UABB:
UPON A BURNING BODY’s debut offering, The World Is Ours, caught the metal scene by storm with its crushing Pantera-esque grooves and dynamic riffing and captivating hooks. Then with the success of their sophomore album, Red.White. Green., they continued to march the path of great metal taking the band to new, higher levels. Their live performance is unmatched, which quickly had their name being spread by the masses throughout the scene.

Their highly acclaimed new offering The World Is My Enemy Now was tracked, mixed and mastered with renowned producer Will Putney (For Today, Body Count) at The Machine Shop in NJ. The record debuted at #39 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week, solidifying the band as a new force to be reckoned with in heavy metal.

With a clear vision for their identity and an immeasurable level of determination, UPON A BURNING BODY are touring full-time throughout the world spreading their message of dedication, self-belief and relentless competitive greatness. Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen commented, “UPON A BURNING BODY frontman Danny Leal has one of the most distinguishable and decipherable voices I have heard in years. With the perfect soundtrack of riffs and beats backing him and an explosive live show, there is no question what the very near future will hold for this band.”

 Arch Enemy Announce new Guitarist.

Arch EnemyTuesday 18th November 2014
Metal icons ARCH ENEMY are proud to announce that guitar legend Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) will be joining their ranks for their upcoming European tour which kicks off November 26, as well as all future tours in 2015.

Jeff Loomis states: ”I'm very excited to be playing with Arch Enemy. Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in Nevermore. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I'm really looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a great year... See you all on tour!”

After a great year of intensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, Arch Enemy are parting ways with guitarist Nick Cordle who states: "With War Eternal I believe we wrote an album together which will stand the test of time, and I wish them well for the future."

US fans will be able to catch a special reunion as Christopher Amott (the brother of ARCH ENEMY founder/bandleader Michael Amott) has joined the band for the remainder of their American headlining tour.

Michael Amott (guitars) comments: ”We all wish Nick the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We're also super grateful to my brother Christopher for stepping in to finish the current American tour!”

”The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome! Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world in my opinion, as well as being a long time friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the War Eternal' touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!"

See below for all upcoming ARCH ENEMY tour dates.

ARCH ENEMY - live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL

Nov. 18, 2014 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN *
Nov. 19, 2014 - Mojoes - Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 - Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
*=without STARKILL

ARCH ENEMY - live in Europe with KREATOR

Nov. 26, 2014 - Le Transbordeur - Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 - L'Usine - Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 - La Riviera - Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 - Le Bikini - Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 - 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 - MHP Arena - Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 - Docks - Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 - Eventhall - Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 - Tonhalle - München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 - Institute - Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 - The Forum - London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 - Academy - Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK

ARCH ENEMY - live 2015

Jan. 22-26, 2015 - 70,000 Tons Of Metal - Miami, FL
Jan. 29, 2015 - Teatro Estudio Cavaret - Guadalajara, Mexico
Jan. 30, 2015 - Jose Cuervo Salón - Mexico City, Mexico
Feb. 01, 2015 - Coliseo el Salitre Bogota, Colombia
Feb. 03, 2015 - Club Blondie Santiago, Chile
Feb. 04, 2015 - Rock & Soccer Antofagasta, Chile
Feb. 06, 2015 - Circo Voador Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Feb. 07, 2015 - Carioca Club - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb. 08, 2015 - Music Hall - Curitiba, Brazil
Feb. 10, 2015 - El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb. 12, 2015 - Plaza de toros Belmonte - Quito, Ecuador

May. 2, 2015 - Karmoygeddon Festival - Kopervik, Norway
Jun. 04, 2015 - Out & Loud Festival - Geiselwind, Germany

 The Defiled Unleash New Video.

The DefiledTuesday 18th November 2014
Ahead of their UK headliner tour which kicks off in Nottingham next Monday, THE DEFILED have posted their brand new video for the song ‘Five Minutes’.

Featuring the newly recorded, full band version of the acoustic song that originally appeared on album ‘Daggers’, ‘Five Minutes’ combines stunning footage shot during their trip to Greenland (where they became the first band to ever play a live gig on a floating, moving iceberg), cut with tributes from fans who have lost loved ones.

"Five Minutes is probably our most emotional song, and the one most personal to me” says The AvD. “We didn't originally plan to film a video for this, but when we were out in Greenland we had the opportunity to film the performance part. Despite the breathtaking beauty of our surroundings, that wasn't enough to really convey the deep emotions of this song, so as a song that deals with loss, we asked our fans to share their stories with us, and offered them the chance to pay tribute to their lost loved ones. The feedback was overwhelming - in more ways than one - and you couldn't help but be touched reading all the stories the 'defilers' shared with us."

"The day of filming was an emotional rollercoaster - bittersweet. So much sadness in the air, but also therapeutic at the same time. I think everyone there felt the same. It's easy to look at people like us - metalheads, goths, whatever you want to call us - and think we are morbid people obsessed with death, that death is something we welcome, but just 'cos we wear black it doesn't make us immune to grief. The pain one feels when losing someone close is universal, and something no one is exempt from."

"I want to thank all of the defilers who came along to take part in this. You are all beautiful, brave and have helped us make our best video yet - thank you""

The video can be viewed here:
http://goo.gl/EDODSE

Some behind the scenes interviews with the cast, who bravely share their extremely emotional stories, can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/uKIAwn

THE DEFILED tour the UK with special guests Avatar from next week. Catch them at the following shows:

November
24 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
25 Glasgow Cathouse
26 Stoke Sugarmill
27 London O2 Academy Islington
28 Brighton Audio
29 Leeds Key Club

December
01 Manchester Academy 3
02 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
03 Bristol Thekla
04 Southampton Talking Heads

 Peace Announce 2015 Tour

PeaceMonday 17th November 2014
Today, the UK’s most exciting young live band Peace, announce details of their brand new second album titled Happy People, which is set for release February 9th 2015 on Columbia records.
Midlands four piece, Peace, leapt into the hearts of the public with their joyously escapist debut album In Love in 2013. The album attempted to capture the live energy and sense of spontaneity that had made Peace one of the most sought-after live acts in the UK, gracing every tastemaker music front cover, playing two sold out Shepherds Bush Empire shows, and sticking a top 20 debut album in their back pocket. Their heart-on-sleeve indie anthemics, enthusiastic and youthful zing and an ability to write uplifting, soaring choruses saw an army of obsessive fans announce themselves up and down the country, tattooing Peace logos on various body parts and shaving it on the back of their heads.

Something was happening. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood swapped a pair of his cargo trousers for one of their demos, and Usher elbowed his way through the crowds to watch them at an early Sxsw show. The music, in places, nods to the baggy era of the 90s (The Guardian called it ‘baggy meets My Bloody Valentine’) but there’s something more to Peace that is hugely likeable, addictive and compelling in equal parts. Perhaps it’s their endearing and youthful innocence, but equally it might be the appeal of singer Harry Koisser, who some have called music’s most compelling new frontman; a wide-eyed romantic with the dress sense of a young Nicky Wire, and the rock’n’roll swagger of Mick Jagger. Their infamous live shows were born out of a tech house night at ‘The Rainbow’ in Birmingham, where Peace played relentlessly month upon month, slipping in the odd house music cover and garnering an army of fans as they went. It was an ardour and an intensity as well as a strong sense of mischief that carried them onwards: in just a few short years they travelled from late-night, low-paid lives in the Midlands, to a major label deal and international success.

Fast-forward a year and a half, Peace have stepped up from songs for indie clubs, to something much, much bigger. Their second album titled Happy People has the kind of ambitious spirit which has the potential of touching lives of millions: “I think it’s because we’ve got such short attention spans that we just always want to do something new and exciting,” says Harry Koisser. “It’s not that we get bored exactly, it’s just that we want to try something different.”

Whether it’s down to attention deficit or due to a restless appetite for music, sound and song writing, there is a glorious sense of adventure to the midland four-piece’s second record Happy People. Some of this exploratory feeling might be traced to the world opening up for Koisser, his brother Samuel (bass), Douglas Castle (guitar) and Dominic Boyce (drums). Hailing from various towns in the Midlands and formed in Birmingham in 2010 the band signed to Columbia records and were soon touring the world – to countries they’d never been to before and places they’d never heard of. Consequently, Happy People was written on the road and in hotel rooms, taking influences from strange experiences around the globe, from shifting scenes, of movement, of flavours that rise and falls, feelings that ebb and flow, all a perfect reflection of their new, itinerant lives.

It’s no secret that Peace have a love of rhythm and pop melodies, and nowhere is this more apparent than on glorious album opener O You – a bold, nostalgic song full of glistening strings and a huge earworm hook of a chorus which you can almost hear drifting across the fields at a festival. Similarly album title track Happy People’s infectious and melodic boldness is the confident sound of a band here to make their mark; all swirling guitar riffs and explosive choruses, resulting in a rush so giddy it puts hairs on the back of the neck. Koisser tackles themes of image, anxiety and self-loathing in Perfect Skin, topics that highlight an inner fragility and vulnerability, and perhaps appeal to the young audience he sings to night upon night.

Elsewhere, the bombastic, bassline heavy Lost on Me, which was released earlier the summer, growls along showing a different side to the band - at Reading & Leeds this year, fans were singing the chorus back.

More fragile, quieter moments appear on tracks like Someday a quiet, beautiful and moving break up song drawing on Koisser’s own life experiences, and the more mournful, pared down Under the moon, a nostalgic love song on the theme of loneliness.

The album was mostly produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club), who also produced In Love; “he’s one of the only producers I can think of who does things the old way,” Koisser explains. “Everything goes through the desk, he only uses the computer as a tape machine. The authenticity of it was important, and I think you can feel that. Or I can, in the music.” The band was toying around with recording equipment, pursuing a sound that was scuzzed but beautiful, lo-fi and surly, but somehow with a sheen. Duncan Mills produced Someday, I'm A Girl and Perfect Skin. Mills previously produced Drain on the deluxe of Peace's first album and has also worked with Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, Malcolm McLaren and Crocodiles.

While he says he has always enjoyed the ambiguity of his own lyrics, Kossier is now relishing a more focused approach to his words, the placing of the blurred and the precise, side by side; “I really like choruses that are simple, sometimes just one line repeated four times, but the verses can be complex,” he says.

The brilliance of these songs is in their effervescence — in how for all the craft and consideration and studio experimentation, how irresistible and irrepressible and effortless they sound. These are songs of youth and joy, these are choruses to be sung loud and en masse, this is the sound of a band on fire.

The new album is currently available to pre-order on Amazon.

See them live:
Thurs Jan 15th, Liverpool Kazimier
Thurs Jan 22nd, Bristol Exchange
Sat Jan 24th, Birmingham The Library at the Institute
Thurs Jan 29th, Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Fri Jan 30th, Sheffield Queens Social Club
Thurs Feb 5th, Nottingham Bodega
Thurs Feb 12th, Norwich Waterfront Studio
Thurs March 5th, Newcastle Cluny
Thurs March 12th, Manchester Deaf Institute
Tues March 17th, Glasgow King Tuts
Fri March 20th, Dublin Whelan’s
Thurs March 26th, Brighton The Haunt
London date TBA shortly

 Punk Goes Pop Volume 6 Is Here.

Pop Goes Punk 6Monday 17th November 2014
Fearless Records have unleashed a music video to accompany an explosive cover version of DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s ‘Turn Down For What’, as performed by Upon A Burning Body and the one and only Ice T. This new take on the track features on the label’s sixth volume of their Punk Goes Pop series which is released today.

“It was amazing doing a video with Ice-T,” states UABB’s Danny Leal. “He is such an inspiration. To be able to have him in an UABB video is a true honor. We hope everyone enjoys and parties to our remake of ‘Turn Down For What’.”

The single is available on iTunes, along with the full release. Buy options for Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 are available at www.PunkGoes.com.

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 Track List:
1. Tyler Carter (Feat. Luke Holland) "Aint It Fun" (originally performed by Paramore)
2. August Burns Red "Wrecking Ball" (originally performed by Miley Cryus)
3. We Came As Romans "I Knew You Were Trouble" (originally performed by Taylor Swift)
4. Upon A Burning Body (Feat. Ice-T) "Turn Down For What" (originally performed by DJ Snake & Lil Jon)
5. Set It Off "Problem" (originally performed by Ariana Grande Feat. Iggy Azalea)
6. Crown The Empire "Burn" (originally performed by Ellie Goulding)
7. Oceans Ate Alaska "Drunk In Love" (originally performed by Beyonce
Feat. Jay Z)
8. Youth In Revolt "Royals" (originally performed by Lorde)
9. Volumes "Hold On, We're Going Home" (originally performed by Drake)
10. Knuckle Puck "Chocolate" (originally performed by The 1975)
11. Slaves "Sweater Weather" (originally performed by The Neighborhood)
12. State Champs "Stay The Night" (originally performed by Zedd Feat. Haley Williams)
13. Palisades "Happy" (originally performed by Pharrell Williams)

ABOUT PUNK GOES...: The Punk Goes.. series has sold 900,000 albums and 6 million singles in just over a decade and is the top selling compilation in the alternative genre. Prior volumes include Punk Goes Pop, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Punk Goes Classic Rock, 80s, 90s Vol 1 & 2, Punk Goes Crunk, Punk Goes Acoustic 1 & 2, Punk Goes Christmas, and have featured hit bands such as A Day To Remember, The All-American Rejects, Rise Against, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Asking Alexandria, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice and more.

 The Who Announce British Summer Time Show.

The WhoMonday 17th November 2014
THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands are the second headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015.

One of the greatest live bands of all time, THE WHO will take to the Great Oak Stage in London’s iconic Hyde Park on Friday 26th June with very special guests PAUL WELLER, KAISER CHIEFS AND JOHNNY MARR and others to be announced. The all-day bill will feature many more brilliant acts who owe an artistic debt to one of the most influential of all British bands. Tickets are on general sale 9am Thursday 20 November.

The band, who recently released a career-spanning set and were the subject of a rapturous sold out tribute show at Shepherds Bush Empire, are about to undertake the ten date WHO HITS 50 UK tour including two shows at the London O2 Arena. During these shows the band will take their audience on an ‘Amazing Journey’ through their entire career from the days of THE HIGH NUMBERS to classic albums such as WHO’S NEXT, TOMMY, QUADROPHENIA, MY GENERATION, LIVE AT LEEDS up to the present day.

Hyde Park will be the final UK show of the ‘WHO HITS FIFTY’ tour which ROGER DALTREY described as “This is the beginning of the long goodbye."

Friday 26th June will see THE WHO play Hyde Park for the fourth and possibly final time (three times as headliners and once as part of Live 8) they join Taylor Swift, performing on Saturday 27th June as part of an incredible array of talent who will make Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park the greatest music experience of the summer.

THE WHO’s very special guests include PAUL WELLER, widely considered to be one of the UK’s greatest song writers, has just released his second best of compilation ‘More Modern Classics’ with a new album due in 2015. Weller has had a lifelong relationship with The Who, citing them as an early influence, covering their songs whilst in The Jam and playing with both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at Teenage Cancer Trust shows.

KAISER CHIEFS will also be playing on the 26th June, the band are riding high off the back of their ‘Education, Education, Education And War’ album which has been widely hailed as a return to form. The band have a long history with The Who from playing early Teenage Cancer Trust Shows, covering Pinball Wizard at the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony and singer Ricky Wilson performing at The Who Hits 50 tribute show at Shepherds Bush Empire.

JOHNNY MARR who has just released his second solo album ‘Playland‘ will be making his Hyde Park debut. The legendary guitarist also has history with The Who, in the early days of Oasis (specifically in the ‘Live Forever’ video) Noel Gallagher used to play a 1960’s Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar lent to him by Johnny who in turn had originally bought it from The Who’s Pete Townshend.

AEG Live, The Royal Parks and Barclaycard are proud to present the third year of this unique and world-class event. Over the past two years, hundreds of thousands of fans have been entertained and 2015 will be no exception. As well as the huge ticketed headliners the midweek activities will return with free access for park visitors to enjoy film, music, sport and literature.

Jim King, Senior Vice President Live Events, said: "The Who are THE consummate live band and we are extremely excited to bring them back to Hyde Park. In addition to Paul Weller, there will be a great bill of artists who have been influenced by The Who over the years and we look forward to what will be a full day of fantastic music.”

Penelope Boyd Head of Events and Filming at The Royal Parks, said: “Next year’s BST Hyde Park is already shaping up to be the must see event of 2015 – bringing a diverse range of entertainment to the heart of the capital with Taylor Swift making her Hyde Park debut on the Saturday night and now The Who making a welcome return on the Friday.”

Barclaycard presale tickets are available from 9:00am on Monday 17 November at www.barclaycard.co.uk/entertainment

BST/AEG presale: Wednesday 19 November
GENERAL ON-SALE: 9am Thursday 20 November

 Tiny Moving Parts Announce UK Tour.

Tiny Moving PartsMonday 17th November 2014
We are extremely happy to announce that TINY MOVING PARTS will be making their way over to our shores, for their first ever UK shows, with Modern Baseball and Into It. Over It. What a line up!

And the boys are just as excited as us to be heading over to the UK for the very first time;

"We can't wait!!! We've heard a trillion amazing things about the UK. We are extremely happy to do doing this tour with the Modern Baseball boys and the wonderful Into It. Over It.! It's going to be a party!!!" - Dylan Mattheisen

Tiny Moving Parts consist of guitarist/vocalist Dylan Mattheisen and his cousins, brothers Billy Chevalier (drums) and Matt Chevalier (bass/vocals). Over the past two years of non-stop touring, they've quickly gained attention for their complex musicianship, outstanding songs, frenzied live sets, and Dylan's nonstop, irrepressible grin. When you hear about a band coming out of nowhere, it's a sure bet that very few of them mean it in the way that these guys do. Hailing from the tiny town of Benson, which boasts a population of just 3,000 people, they have plenty of practice making their own fun - and it's quite apparent on their sophomore record, 'Pleasant Living'.

Recorded by J. Robbins at his Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Pleasant Living shows a band that has matured, boasting sing-alongs alongside thought-out, complex instrumentals. Their brand new album is currently available for purchase via the Triple Crown Records site.

TOUR DATES
19 Mar Netherlands Amsterdam The Winston
20 Mar Germany Berlin Cassiopeia
21 Mar Germany Hamburg Molotow
22 Mar Germany Cologne Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
23 Mar Belgium Antwerp JC Kavka
24 Mar UK Southampton Joiners
25 Mar UK Manchester Sound Control
26 Mar UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
27 Mar UK Glasgow Stereo
28 Mar UK London The Dome Tuffnell Park
29 Mar UK Bristol The Fleece

 Funeral For A Friend Release New Music Video.

Funeral For A FriendMonday 17th November 2014
Having recently announced the forthcoming release of their seventh studio album ‘Chapter and Verse’, Funeral For A Friend have now unveiled the first music video from the album, ‘1%’.

Vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye describes the song:
“The idea for the track came from watching the news reports around and after the financial crisis hit; the anger at the banks and financial institutions that lined their own pockets off the backs of the hard working average individual. Theft at the highest level, no sense of remorse, even in the wake of exposure. Hand outs, bonuses, pay increases… It’s like someone rubbing egg in the face of the honest, hard working people who struggle, sometimes with two jobs, raising a family and only just being able to make ends meet.”.

Recorded in two weeks with Lewis Johns (Gnarwolves, Goodtime Boys), ‘Chapter and Verse’ is a classic Funeral For A Friend effort in the spectacular way it melds gruff attitude with melodic choruses, but it also happens to be one of the most sonically diverse and most hard-hitting records the band has ever made. It is a raw and energetic effort that propels the band to a whole new level, whilst simultaneously raising the bar for everyone else.

UK HEADLINE TOUR 2015:
15 Jan Bristol, The Fleece
16 Jan Birmingham, Institute
17 Jan Manchester, Gorilla
18 Jan Glasgow, King Tuts
19 Jan Newcastle, Riverside
20 Jan Leeds, University
22 Jan London, Electric Ballroom
23 Jan Southampton, 1865

FURTHER UK DATES:
28 Nov Cheltenham, 2 Pigs
29 Nov Rugby, The Vault
30 Nov Wrexham, Comic Con After-party
18 Dec Cardiff University (Xmas show)
19 Dec Frome, Cheese & Grain

 Spinefarm records Sign At The Hollow.

At The HollowFriday 14th November 2014
Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce the signing of At The Hollow, who join the label's already formidable roster of bands.

This Finnish trio has spent the past few months working on its label debut, recorded at Sound Supreme Studio in Finland with producer Janne Saksa (Mokoma, Turisas, Stamina, Rotten Sound.)

The album – titled What I Hold Most Dear – is due out on February 16th 2015, with the first single / video confirmed as Was It Worth It.

“It was springtime and there was so much light everywhere,” recalls the band about entering the studio, “but we still found the right mood and the right sound, somewhere between purity and death. We had a clear vision of what we wanted to capture on tape, and in the process of making the record, we felt that all of the members got stronger – everyone really found their place in the band. Everything kind of… clicked. Along with our audio engineer, our aim was to focus on keeping things new and fresh, hopefully achieving something that has never been heard before..."

Watch the official album teaser for the new record What I Hold Most Dear here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq3eVuEOKz8&feature=youtu.be

At the Hollow are Risto Järvelin – percussion; Kalle Koo – guitar / vocals; Juho Martikainen – contrabass. All three hail from the South of Finland where, as students and teachers, they were raised on a steady diet of grunge, heavy metal, classical/orchestral music and left-of-centre electronic fare. They are fans of Megadeth, John Coltrane, Prokofiev and many more in between!

Definitely a band treading the less travelled path...

 Iron Maiden To Release Entire Vinyl Collection.

Iron MaidenFriday 14th November 2014
Following the announcement earlier this year, the entire vinyl collection of Iron Maiden’s 1980s albums – which are being issued in brand new heavyweight 180g black vinyl pressings – will be completed on
November 24th, with the final two albums, ‘Somewhere In Time’ and ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’ finishing the collection.

The albums have been cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. A strictly limited edition run has been made available with a collectors’ box to house the entire album collection.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album have been made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles are also cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they have fast become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.

In the United States, twelve of these 7” singles have entered the Top 20 Billboard Singles Overall chart with ‘The Trooper’ hitting the No. 1 spot.

The records were released chronologically across a two-month period starting October 13th with the first three albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

Running Free b/w Burning Ambition
Sanctuary b/w Drifter (Live) and I’ve Got The Fire (Live)
Women In Uniform b/w Invasion
Twilight Zone/Wrathchild double A side
Purgatory b/w Genghis Khan
Run To The Hills b/w Total Eclipse
The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow (Live)

Followed by:
October 27th: Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Flight Of Icarus b/w I’ve Got The Fire
The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary
2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbow’s Gold
Aces High b/w King Of Twilight
Running Free (Live) b/w Sanctuary (Live)
Run To The Hills (Live) b/w Phantom Of The Opera (Live)

And finally, on November 25th, just in time for Christmas: Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A
Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Wasted Years b/w Reach Out
Stranger In A Strange Land b/w That Girl
Can I Play With Madness b/w Black Bart Blues
The Evil That Men Do b/w Prowler ‘88
The Clairvoyant b/w The Prisoner (Live)
Infinite Dreams (Live) b/w Killers (Live)

The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who want to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format.

For information including special films on the ‘Making Of’ the remastered Audio and Artwork visit www.ironmaiden.com

 Olly Murs Announce Massive UK Tour.

Olly MursFriday 14th November 2014
Olly Murs, one of pop music’s biggest and most loved stars, is to hit the road in 2015 with 16 spectacular arena dates across the UK including three London, The O2 shows 3rd, 4th, 5th May.

Armed with stellar new album ‘Never Been Better’, which includes the swaggering first single ‘Wrapped Up’ (featuring Travie McCoy), and backed by his mesmeric live band, these shows are not to be missed.

Olly Murs Plays (with special guest Ella Eyre performing on all shows):

March 2015
Tue 31st SHEFFIELD, Motorpoint Arena

April 2015
Fri 3rd CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Sat 4th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Tue 7th BELFAST, Odyssey Arena
Fri 10th DUBLIN, 3Arena
Tue 14th GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Wed 15th GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Sat 18th NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Wed 22nd MANCHESTER, Arena
Thu 23rd MANCHESTER, Arena
Sun 26th BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
Mon 27th BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
Thurs 30th NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena

May 2015
Sun 3rd LONDON, The O2
Mon 4th LONDON, The O2
Tue 5th LONDON, The O2

Olly Murs has released three hugely successful, multi platinum selling albums to date including four Number 1 singles. His new album, ‘Never Been Better’ comes out November 24th and includes the soulful ‘Let Me In’ written with Paul Weller, the addictive pop of ‘Up’ featuring Demi Lovato, the straight ahead romance of ‘Beautiful To Me’ and the Ryan Tedder gem ’Seasons’.

 Fleetwood Mac Announce Extra UK Shows.

Fleetwood MacFriday 14th November 2014
Following a record sell out tour in 2013, rock legends Fleetwood Mac are set to return to the UK in 2015 with their ‘On With The Show’ Tour. Currently on the road in the US, the phenomenally successful ‘On With The Show’ tour is presently clocking in at almost 70 shows across the country. Currently performing with their five star lineup, Fleetwood Mac will be joined by returning songbird Christine McVie following a 16 year absence.

Due to incredible demand the band have today announce four additional UK arena shows for June in Birmingham, Glasgow and two shows at London, The O2. The European run will begin on 27th May and run through to Leeds on Tuesday 30th June 2015. Tickets are on-sale now from www.livenation.co.uk.

During Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 tour, the four members happily welcomed Christine back on the stage during their show at London’s The O2, where she performed their classic “Don’t Stop” and received a wild ovation from the crowd. “It was so comfortable being back onstage with them as if no time had passed, and then we all started talking and it feels like the time is right. I’m really happy,” she commented. “As far as we’re concerned, she’s never really left. We are overjoyed to have Christine back on stage with us,” said the other members of Fleetwood Mac in a joint statement.

Please check www.fleetwoodmac.com for the latest information on the band, tour and ticketing.

RECENT REVIEWS FOR FLEETWOOD MAC’S ON WITH THE SHOW TOUR

“It’s still magical. Between Buckingham’s epic guitar solos, Mick Fleetwood’s massive drumming, John McVie’s strong bass work, Nicks’ patented spins to punctuate the lovely 'Gypsy' and Christine McVie’s lush vocals, Fleetwood Mac looked ready to take on what Buckingham has called ‘the next chapter.’” - Newsday


**** (four stars) - The Guardian (UK)

"Fleetwood Mac has the intricacy, elegance and underlying punch of its songs…" - The New York Times.


“With Christine’s songs back in the set, her calm, angular presence back on the stage, there was an undeniable feeling of rejuvenation... Fleetwood and John McVie on bass reminded concert-goers why the band is named for them... They still put a layer of muscle behind everything the band did... Buckingham was ferocious and tireless as lead guitar. This man is a vital musical presence – the soul of the band. Ditto for the vitality of Nicks, its cauldron-stirring spirit... Her showcase songs, 'Landslide,' 'Gold Dust Woman' and, especially 'Silver Springs,' were the night’s highlights.” - Chicago Tribune

ON WITH THE SHOW TOUR DATES:

MAY 2015

Weds 27 The O2, London

Thu 28 The O2, London

JUNE 2015
Mon 01 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Thu 04 Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Sat 06 Sportspaleis, Antwerp

Mon 08 Genting Arena, Birmingham
*Tuesday 09 Genting Arena, Birmingham*
Fri 12 Manchester Arena, Manchester
Tue 16 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
*Wed 17 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow*
Sat 20 3Arena, Dublin
*Mon 22 The O2, London*
*Wed 24 The O2, London*
Tue 30 First Direct Arena, Leeds

Fleetwood Mac tickets are on-sale now. Prices range from £50 to £125 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Europe Sign New Record Deal.

EuropeThursday 13th November 2014
Swedish rock group Europe have signed with UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm.

Europe’s front man Joey Tempest “We’re really excited to be working with the people at UDR. A very credible label and I am impressed with their work building a future and a solid foundation for their Artists”

UDR President/owner Ulrike Rudolph expressed her delight in capturing the band for the label.
“We are always looking to expand the label’s stable of bands with quality, not quantity, and Europe represent the finest in supremely written hard rock music,” said Rudolph. “They are a group who refuse to rest on their past and continue to grow as artists and musicians, so we are absolutely delighted they have come to us.”

Production on the new material will be handled by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons).
“He is one of few producers out there who is saving rock ‘n’ roll,” said Joey Tempest, “when we first heard Pressure and Time by Rival Sons, we just went ‘who the hell produced this stuff? It’s got tons of heart and soul, it’s cocky, it’s got that swagger, it’s alive and real.’ That’s the journey we’re on with Europe, trying to dig deeper to find more soulful expressions and play straight from the core! So we’re extremely excited to bring this guy into our team.”

The multi-platinum, 20-million-plus selling quintet, recorded 1986’s smash-hit The Final Countdown and toured the World playing sold-out concerts while cementing their place as one of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s.
After re-grouping in 2004 with the ‘classic’ line-up, the band continued their success into the 21st century with Classic Rock Magazine stating upon the release of their last album in 2012, ‘Europe are one of the greatest rock bands on the planet right now.’

In 2015, Europe will once again take to the road as they begin a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd(their first visit to Ireland in 25 years). More dates to coincide with the albums cycle will be announced shortly including territories the band has not visited in some time.

Europe are:
Joey Tempest – Vocals
John Norum – Guitars
John Leven – Bass
Mic Michaeli – Keyboards
Ian Haugland – Drums

Co Headline Tour with Black Star Riders
March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

 Bring Me The Horizon Announce Collectors Box.

Bring Me The HorizonThursday 13th November 2014
From their musical birth as metalcore teenagers in Sheffield to gaining a global fanbase, Bring Me The Horizon have never been a predictable entity. Their recent collaboration with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe on the re-score of Drive and their upcoming sell out headline show at Wembley Arena on December 5th are just two examples of a band forging a path untrodden by a traditional metal band.
In recognition of this they have pulled together the first of a deluxe range of reissues with original cover art designed and produced by Oli Sykes himself. The limited edition vinyl box set covers their debut release, This is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For EP from 2006, moving through to the band’s album releases, Count Your Blessings (’06), Suicide Season (’08), which included remixes from Sonny Moore aka Skrillex well before he had reached the heights of his electronica career, and There is a Hell Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret (’10).

The release of the band’s third album, There is a Hell…, marked the beginning of the band's true evolution into what they are today; True groundbreakers that continue to pave the way and open more doors for the alternative music scene.

CONTENTS:
Limited edition Vinyl Box set – 3000 units worldwide
3 x single vinyl LPs:
This is what the Edge of Your Seat is Made for, Count Your Blessings, Suicide Season.
1 x double vinyl LP: There is a Hell
4 original art prints of the album covers, plus an additional print of new cover art Designed by by Oli Sykes

 Danko Jones To Release New Album.

Danko JonesThursday 13th November 2014
Eighteen years. Twelve albums. Two Gold Records. Thirty-plus transatlantic treks. Fifteen Top 40 singles. Arena tours across 11 countries with Guns N Roses. A video trilogy starring Elijah Wood and Ralph Macchio. A feature- length documentary. An oral-history biography. Personal invites from Lemmy to join Motörhead on the road (and on water, for the 2014 Motörboat cruise). For most bands, that would amount to a hell of a career. For Toronto trio Danko Jones, it’s called “warming up.”

Now the time has come to announce the next chapter in Danko Jones history – 11 brand new tracks that comprise the album ‘Fire Music’, set for release in the UK on February 9, 2015 as digipack CD and vinyl LP. The record is produced & mixed by Juno Award winning producer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Monster Truck, Cancer Bats).

Check out a taste of things to come by way of scorching new track ‘Gonna Be A Fight Tonight’. Danko Jones are taking no prisoners nor sparing any survivors! The accompanying video includes footage from the 2014 Motörhead cruise, a show at Stockholm’s Gröna Lund amusement park, and the recording of the new album. Watch on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/e04SBHtbfl4. You can also find the track on Spotify and via iTunes.

‘Fire Music’ is an album that burns at both ends, showcasing Danko Jones at their most energetic and eclectic. Look forward to some of the most incendiary, fierce, and downright pissed-off songs Danko Jones has ever committed to tape. Imagine a greatest-hits career retrospective made up of all-new material, delivering blasts from the past but blazing trails into the future. “I got a date with dynamite,” Danko sang back in 1996 by way of introduction, “if you got the guts, well, light my match.” On ‘Fire Music’, that offer still stands.

TRACK LISTING
1. Wild Woman
2. The Twisting Knife
3. Gonna Be A Fight Tonight
4. Body Bags
5. Live Forever
6. Do You Wanna Rock
7. Getting Into Drugs
8. Watch You Slide
9. I Will Break Your Heart
10. Piranha
11. She Ain't Coming Home

 George Ezra Announces 2015 UK Tour.

George EzraWednesday 12th November 2014
George Ezra announces his biggest UK shows to date for February 2015, including a performance at the 5,000-capacity Brixton Academy. The announcement comes midway through his third sold out UK tour of the year, which began in Belfast on 14th October and finishes in Cardiff on the 30th. Ezra tours Europe and Australia later this year, and a first US tour was recently announced for spring 2015. Tickets for the new shows go on sale 9am Friday 24th October, see georgeezra.com for ticket details and international show information.

George Ezra - UK shows
Tuesday 17th February - Bristol, Colston Hall
Wednesday 18th February - Birmingham, O2 Academy
Friday 20th February - London, O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday 21st February - Manchester, O2 Apollo
Sunday 22nd February - Glasgow, O2 Academy

Ezra will be performing songs from his critically acclaimed debut album Wanted On Voyage, which has sold over a quarter of a million copies and spent 16 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the UK albums chart, reaching number one for the first time earlier this month and staying there for a fortnight. On the same week it reached number one, both the album’s lead singles - Budapest and Blame It On Me - charted in the top 10. It caps a remarkable twelve months for the 21 year old who has gone from virtual unknown to one of the international breakthrough artists of 2014, taking in three sold out UK tours, top 10 singles in 10 countries, a top 5 album in eight, 33 million views on YouTube, and over 70 million streams on Spotify. Recorded late last year in Clapham with producer Cam Blackwood, Ezra plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the album.

 Heaven's Basement Unleash New Video.

Heavens BasementWednesday 12th November 2014
UK rockers Heaven's Basement have revealed a brand new video for 'The Long Goodbye'. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8wsuy6Hy9A

This video drops shortly before the band hit the road as main support with The Pretty Reckless. Full dates are below.

"We can't wait to get out there and tear up the UK with The Pretty Reckless on their Going To Hell tour.” Says guitarist Sid Glover. “It's gonna be a loud as fuck, all out rock n' roll monster of a tour and the perfect send off for Filthy Empire"

Dates are as follows:

17.11.2014 - NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
18.11.2014 - LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
19.11.2014 - MANCHESTER ACADEMY
20.11.2014 - GLASGOW O2 ACADEMY
22.11.2014 - OXFORD O2 ACADEMY SOLD OUT!
23.11.2014 - BRISTOL O2 ACADEMY SOLD OUT!
24.11.2014 - BIRMINGHAM INSTITUTE
26.11.2014 - LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON

 Feed The Rhino Unleash Live Video.

Feed The RhinoWednesday 12th November 2014
Filmed at a Sold Out absolute assault on the mind and body that will go down in the history books as one of the” were you there!?” shows - the very awesome Feed The Rhino have released a live video from their now legendary show at The Underworld.

Check out the awesome footage set to their awesome track “New Wave” of what was a night of absolute carnage here: http://youtu.be/l82_JPSVsFw

You still have a couple of chances to catch the band live this week!

14th Kingston, The Fighting Cocks
15th Bournemouth, The Winchester

Get to a show. Get involved. Have the time of your life!

About Feed The Rhino:
Every band feel as though they’re a unique proposition but few walk the walk quite like Kent’s Feed The Rhino. Too multi-dimensional for the hardcore scene, way too gritty and willing to burn the rule book to ever be considered a metal band and far too inventive to ever be pigeonholed by punk, Rhino have a history in standing out from the crowd over the course of their short career. It’s been a badge of honour. “We are Feed the Rhino and we don’t need your scene or the latest trend to be somebody”. Only with ‘The Sorrow and The Sound’, they’ve created something more than just being a different flavour and standing out from the crowd. They’ve made an album that throws together the ruthless groove of Pantera, the sinister side of Deftones, the nasty streak of Gallows and their own unique aggression to make something that threatens to obliterate the banality of what you’ve come to expect from a modern rock band.

Feed the Rhino have always specialised in white hot ferocity and a sonic bombardment that feels like a series of body blows to the gut from a heavyweight bare-knuckle boxer, only this time they do so with an increased knowledge of how to harness and release their bombast into something bigger and better. ‘The Sorrow and The Sound’ sees the band (Lee Tobin - Vocals, Oz Craggs - Bass, James Colley aka Jimbo Slice on Guitars, Sam Colley on Guitars and Chris Kybert on Drums) embracing everything they’ve done to this point and claiming victory through embracing all they’ve ever wanted to try without fear of failure.

“We’ve always spread our wings wide enough,” says Craggs, who produced the album as well as playing on it. “We’ve done super heavy stuff to weird ambient stuff but this time, we just wanted to put it all together and not worry about doing anything outside of making something we’re all proud of. No agendas, no worrying about what other people will say. Even in the making of the album, we’ve taken the risk of making a big sounding album for the first time, using techniques that previously we’d avoided through either fear or not knowing whether or not it’s the right thing to do. This time was just about making the best Feed The Rhino album anybody has ever heard.”

Perhaps the most impressive thing about this Feed The Rhino outing is a willingness to embrace more melodic pastures. Don’t read that wrong, there’s no pussying out here whatsoever, there’s just grimy and grungey world-beating choruses on the likes of ‘Behind the Pride’ and ‘Set Sail For Treason’, ‘New Wave’ and ‘Revelation Not Revolution’ have the loutish bounce of old with an impenetrable new focus and melodic nous and sweeping, cinematic epic ‘Black Horse’ will force you to reevaluate what was possible from this band.

Frontman Lee Tobin is a man that’s always been able to snarl savagely and unleash hell from his vocal chords. He’s always been a one-man wrecking ball, the focal point in one of the most primal and barbaric live shows anywhere on earth. This time out, however, he’s a singer. A leader, a presence all over the album that takes his band’s anvil heavy grooves and unrelenting vicious streak and weaves magic within that to craft some of the finest hard rock songs you will hear this year.

Britain has given birth to plenty of bands that have changed the rock landscape in recent years. Feed the Rhino are here to rip it’s throat out. ‘The Sorrow and The Sound’ is not going to be your mum’s favourite album but by god, it’s one of the most powerful hard rock albums you will hear all year.

The Rhino revolution is here. Join them or get the fuck out of their way.

 Fightstar Announce London Shows Support.

FightstarTuesday 11th November 2014
Fightstar have announced the support for their huge 10 year anniversary shows this Christmas. The Forum, London sold out in just 15 minutes and as a result, O2 Academy Brixton was added due to the phenomenal demand. Joining them on the bill will be three fantastic British bands We Are The Ocean, More Dangerous Animal (ex Brigade) and Take The Seven.

“We're really happy that WATO are joining us for the Brixton Academy show, we had the pleasure of taking them out on the road very early in their career and really have become a force to be reckoned with!” says singer Charlie Simpson. He continues “As some people may know my oldest Brother Will is the frontman of More Dangerous Animal and I can’t wait for us to be sharing the stage again, we had some of our most memorable tour with his previous band Brigade and I can’t wait for people to hear this new incarnation.”

Also playing will be a fantastic upcoming band form Sheffield called ‘Take The Seven’, who’s debut EP was recorded by none other than Carl Bown, the man at the helm for Fightstar’s last record ‘Be Human.'

In honour of these special shows, Fightstar have filmed an acoustic performance of their track “Open Your Eyes” taken from their debut album Grand Unification. The band put up a poll on their website for fans to vote on which track they would most like to hear recorded acoustically and this was the winning track. This hauntingly beautiful version marks the first time the boys have played together in four years.

15th December - O2 Academy, Brixton TICKETS HERE
16th December- The Forum, London SOLD OUT

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock FestivalTuesday 11th November 2014
BLOODSTOCK’s early bird tickets are flying out the door in the wake of Halloween’s ROB ZOMBIE headline announcement, but festival HQ aren’t resting on their laurels, they’ve got even more bands ready to add on to the bill!

British stoner/doom overlords, ORANGE GOBLIN are set for a main stage slot in 2015. Having recently unleashed their eighth studio album, 'Back From The Abyss' via Candlelight Records, the band are currently laying waste to Europe on tour with the mighty St Vitus. Check out the brand new video for ‘Sabbath Hex’ from the new release here: http://youtu.be/KiGIvnnejRg.

Norwegian black metallers 1349 also sign up. With latest studio album ‘Massive Cauldron Of Chaos’ recently hitting the racks, the band have also found time to collaborate with Minnesota’s Surly Brewing Company and launch their own ‘1349 Black Ale’. Check out this informative video clip featuring drummer Frost and vocalist Ravn explaining how the whole thing came about: http://youtu.be/p2GhL4kvFU0.

Also joining the hordes at Catton Park are reunited US metalheads ARMORED SAINT. The band are about to hit the studio to record their new opus for label Metal Blade; their first new tunes since 2010’s sixth studio album ‘La Raza’. Check out that album’s video for ‘Left Hook From Right Field’ at: http://youtu.be/gWrRYJDItTo, or for a classic cut, try ‘Reign Of Fire’, taped way back in 1991, at: http://youtu.be/zhJuVyJDvMc. The band are looking forward to their slot at the festival, enthusing “ARMORED SAINT are super excited and honoured to be a part of BLOODSTOCK 2015! And by then we'll have our new record out! See you all soon!”

Planning how to get to BLOODSTOCK? The Big Green Coach packages have now launched. Big Green Coach are the official and exclusive coach travel partner to the festival. Sit back, relax and let their drivers take you, your mates and your camping gear direct to the festival grounds! There are 26 locations all across the UK to choose from! To guarantee your return seat, book at: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel

An ever-diminishing, limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so grab yours now! Campervan pitches are also already on sale and sell out quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Bands already announced for 2015 are headliners ROB ZOMBIE and WITHIN TEMPTATION, special guests OPETH, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT and DARK ANGEL. Even more bands will be announced soon, including our third headliner!

BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at http://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and http://www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Senses Fail Enter Studio.

Senses FailTuesday 11th November 2014
SENSES FAIL has released the title of their next album which will be called 'Pull The Thorns From Your Heart'. The band has entered the studio today to begin recording – an album that they believe will be by far their heaviest, most adventurous record to date. Shaun Lopez (Far, Deftones, Crosses) will act as producer and engineer.

Buddy Nielsen, vocalist of Senses Fail, had the following to say about Pull The Thorns From Your Heart:

“This album is a continuation of the sound we established on Renacer and builds out of those soundscapes. Lyrically this record is about finding peace and love within yourself through the letting go of habitual patterns of emotional and physical self abuse, finding courage in vulnerability and surrendering to the idea that love is the path to liberation. We are so very lucky to be making music this far into our careers and we cannot wait to share it.”
Buddy will also be playing two acoustic shows this December in the USA – each show followed by a discussion with Buddy on addiction, sexuality and finding peace.

The news of Senses Fail’s next album comes shortly after the band announced their signing to Pure Noise Records and completed their successful nationwide Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour.

Senses Fail, consists of Buddy Nielsen (lead singer), Zack Roach (guitarist), Matt Smith (guitarist) and Gavin Caswell (bass). Since the band’s formation in Ridgewood, NJ over 10 years ago, Senses Fail has released five full lengths and has sold over 1.2 million records worldwide.

 Cradle Of Filth Sign To Nulcear Blast Records.

Cradle Of FilthTuesday 11th November 2014
Having worked with the band for several years in the United States, it is with great pleasure that Nuclear Blast Records can officially announce the worldwide signing of one of the UK's most visionary, sickening and disturbing outfits: CRADLE OF FILTH.

Iconic vocalist Dani Filth commented: "Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 as a viable label option, after we left Cacophonous records. He barely missed out due to the close proximity to the band of Music For Nations, the label that CRADLE stayed with until 2001. Now, not only do Nuclear Blast have offices all over the world, but the one in London is actually dead opposite to the old MFN building! Which is weird!

For the full frontal assault we have planned for the awesome new album, Nuclear Blast are the perfect war stallion to carry us screaming into the heart of the next chapter of COF's dark, enigmatic history. Next year is going to be a massive year for the band and the black flags start flying here, with the announcement of our unholy union with Nuclear Blast who have already done great things with my Witch County band, DEVILMENT."

CRADLE OF FILTH have just returned from their successful run through Russia and will hit the studio to begin recording the successor of 2012's The Manticore And Other Horrors later this month.

 Fozzy Announce 2015 Headline tour.

FozzyMonday 10th November 2014
FOZZY, led by professional wrestling star, Chris Jericho, on vocals will embark on a nation-wide U.S. tour on 20th November with Texas Hippie Coalition and Shaman’s Harvest.

Europe is on their agenda early next year. UK shows are already confirmed with support coming from The Dirty Youth:

04.03.2015 (UK) Belfast - The Limelight2
05.03.2015 (IE) Cork - Cyprus Avenue
06.03.2015 (IE) Dublin - Fibber Magees
07.03.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
08.03.2015 (UK) Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
09.03.2015 (UK) Manchester - The Ruby Lounge
10.03.2015 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
11.03.2015 (UK) London - The Underworld
12.03.2015 (UK) Bristol - The Marble Factory
13.03.2015 (UK) Exeter - Lemon Grove
14.03.2015 (UK) Southampton - 1865
Stay tuned for more dates.

FOZZY’s new video for the title track of their current album, 'Do You Wanna Start A War', can be viewed now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbrqAFxb4pE

German fans should tune in to: http://www.muzu.tv/fozzy/do-you-wanna-start-a-war-music-video/2317792/

Chris Jericho states: "We wanted the video for ‘Do You Wanna Start A War’ to be sleek, sexy, frantic, inspirational, energetic and most importantly... VERY F*CKIN COOL... and we got it!”

Rich Ward (guitars) further adds: "Fog, slow motion camera shots, and chicks in military
uniforms. Touchdown!"

'Do You Wanna Start A War' was released on July 21st

 The Cancer Bats Unleash New Video.

Cancer BatsMonday 10th November 2014
Following the announcement of their brand new album Searching For Zero - Canada's finest - Cancer Bats have revealed the video from their upcoming single Satellites online. Check out the explosive new video - for what will no doubt be a live favourite when they hit the UK in April 2015 on their co-headline tour with While She Sleeps - here.

The beloved multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal band will release their highly anticipated fifth studio LP titled Searching for Zero on March 9th, 2015 on their own imprint, Noise Church Records. The 10-track album is now available for pre-order right here. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of the lead single “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake”, which premiered on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. The iTunes version of the album will include an exclusive track titled “Rust and Bone”. Cancer Bats have also shared a lyric video for “Arsenic In The Year of The Snake”. To check it out, go here.

Produced by legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, glassjaw) Searching For Zero is simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing Cancer Bats release. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is Cancer Bats at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

Inspired by both Robinson and their metal idols Black Sabbath, whom they cover extensively under their alter ego, Bat Sabbath, the 10 songs that make up Searching for Zero boast a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous Bats release. Robinson brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of the bands previous releases with a meaty lo-fi intensity, found only in their live shows amongst the sweaty masses. The melodic elements both musically and vocally were inspired by the bands love and admiration of Black Sabbath. “In learning all those Sabbath songs, I ended up having to figure out how to really sing,” laughs lead vocalist Liam Cormier. “In the studio Ross was the one really pushing me to use that new voice I had discovered.”

Thematically, Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. In the end, the result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving Cancer Bats with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far.

“We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “No More Bullshit”, we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way,” Cormier explains about the headspace he shared with his bandmates. “We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive” And that positivity – that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that we’re lucky enough to share this with.”

Since first turning heads in 2006 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Cancer Bats, made up of Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, drummer Mike Peters and bassist Jaye Schwarzer, have arduously and unrelentingly toured across the globe, averaging 300 shows a year in both 2011 and 2012 alone. Truly one of the hardest working bands in rock, Cancer Bats have graced the covers and pages of countless tastemaking publications including Kerrang!, Exclaim!, Revolver, and Rock Sound and have been nominated for numerous awards from the Canadian JUNO’s to Metal Hammer’s Golden God Awards.

In support of their forthcoming album, Cancer Bats have just announced a co-headlining UK tour with While She Sleeps for April 2015. Tickets and album bundles for the tour are on sale now.

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/lfq529?brand=uk_cancerbats

Catch these two awesome bands at one of the following venues:

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

Searching for Zero Track Listing:
01. Satellites
02. True Zero
03. Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake
04. Beelzebub
05. Devil’s Blood
06. Cursed With A Conscience
07. All Hail
08. Buds
09. Dusted
10. No More Bullshit
11. Rust And Bone ** (iTunes Exclusive Track)

 Hang The Bastard Pull Out Of UK Tour.

Hang The BastardMonday 10th November 2014
HANG THE BASTARD’s vocalist Tomas Hubbard has actually had a very bad week which has involved him in being kept in hospital for 3 days. He has had a back problem for two months and on Monday morning, he actually couldn’t walk. He is currently on crutches/wheelchair with heavy doses of morphine. The band is very sad to announce that they have to pull out of the UK tour with Swedish Death Metal legends Entombed A.D.

Tomas Hubbard comments on this: "First and foremost I would like to apologize for the lateness of this news. I have been waiting to see if I could muster up the strength and stubbornness to bare through it...On Monday I got rushed to hospital in the early hours in severe amounts of pain in my lower back and couldn't move my legs properly. After spending a very morphine endorsed trip to the Royal Berkshire hospital (god or not? bless the NHS) I have a disc in my back that's popped out of place, I have limited feeling in my legs and feet due to my nerve stem in my spine. Having been under all manner of bizarre machines and sorcery, it would seem I will walk and in theory recover fully in the months to come. I sadly despite wanting to more than you can imagine, can't tour/rock out as I can't actually even walk without aid at present. I am so sorry to my fellow band mates and fans of the band equally for basically being a state and ruining a dream of a line up tour. We have spent a lot of money on flights and merch for the tour so are now gutted and in a tough spot. We just wanna get out on the road as soon as possible and put this huge disappointment behind us and riff. We will be back in action, primed, healed and eager to play as many shows as possible in the upcoming year, thank you for supporting us this far. I'm so frustrated and sorry for any disappointment caused.”

 Protest The Hero Announce Replacement Support Band.

Protest The HeroMonday 10th November 2014
Due to internal band issues, The Faceless have been forced to drop off the upcoming Protest The Hero tour commencing next Friday November 14th in Leipzig, Germany. Replacing The Faceless on the tour will be longtime Protest The Hero friends The Safety Fire. All scheduled dates will be played and The Contortionist will continue to be on all shows. Below are the dates for the upcoming tour:

14.11.14 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
15.11.14 Czech Rep Pilsen Pod Lampou
16.11.14 Germany Berlin Bi Nuu
18.11.14 Norway Oslo John Dee / Rockefeller
19.11.14 Sweden Gothenburg Sticky Fingers
20.11.14 Denmark Aarhus Voxhall
21.11.14 Holland EnschedeAtak
22.11.14 Germany Köln Essigfabrik
24.11.14 Belgium AntwerpenTrix
25.11.14 UK Southampton Mo Club
26.11.14 UK Manchester Academy2
28.11.14 Ireland Dublin Voodoo Lounge
29.11.14 North Ireland Belfast Limelight 2
30.11.14 UK WolverhamptonWulfrun Hall
01.12.14 Scotland Edinburgh Studio 24
02.12.14 UK London Koko
04.12.14 France Paris Trabendo
05.12.14 Germany Karlsruhe Substage
06.12.14 Italy Milano Live Forum
07.12.14 Italy Rome Traffic Club
08.12.14 Germany München Backstage
09.12.14 Austria Wien Arena

10.12.14 Switzerland GeneveL'Usine
12.12.14 Switzerland Winterthur GaswerkKulturzentrum
13.12.14 France Lyon Warmaudio

 Marilyn Manson Announces New Album Tracklisting.

Marilyn MansonMonday 10th November 2014
'THE PALE EMPEROR' TRACKLISTING:

Killing Strangers
Deep Six
Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge
The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles
Warship My Wreck
Slave Only Dreams To Be King
The Devil Beneath My Feet
Birds Of Hell Awaiting
Cupid Carries A Gun
Odds Of Even

 Sleepwave Announce Headline Shows.

SleepwaveMonday 10th November 2014
Ahead of supporting Bring Me The Horizon at their show at The SSE Wembley Arena on December 5th, Sleepwave are excited to announce a couple of intimate headline shows - their first in the UK.

Frontman Spencer Chamberlain says “Sleepwave is about to fly overseas for the first time to play with our friends Bring Me The Horizon and Young Guns! After finding out about this awesome show we decided to play a couple of small club shows during our visit. Come witness our first appearance in the UK and see what "Broken Compass" is like live!”

PLEASE NOTE! There will be 2 shows at the Fighting Cocks! Tickets go on sale for all three headline shows on Tuesday November 11th at 10am

December
4th London, Barfly (18+)
5th London, The SSE Arena Wembley (supporting Bring Me The Horizon)
6th Kingston, Fighting Cocks http://bnqt.co/S061214
(early show 14+ , second show 18+)

Sleepwave is the new band from former Underøath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring band mate Stephen Bowman. They released their acclaimed debut album "Broken Compass" on September 15th on Epitaph Records. Their recent single “Through The Looking Glass’ was on the In New Music We Trust playlist on BBC Radio 1 as well as huge support across Team Rock, XFM and Kerrang! Radio.

"Broken Compass" delivers the dirty dark side of electronica through the lens of classic song structure and melody. Sleepwave cuts through the white noise of sound-a-like charlatans like a dull knife. "Broken Compass", the Florida based band’s debut album, speaks truth to power by bucking trends and digging deeply with a creative determination all too lacking today.

A Sleepwave show is full of spit, snot, bile and vibrant redemption, performed by the core duo of Spencer Chamberlain and Stephen Bowman (and various live collaborators) with purpose and meaning. Compared to the camera-ready primadonnas around them, these guys look like they slept in a gas station and sound like the pop apocalypse.

Check out the awesome new video for their track "The Wolf" featuring live footage from the band's recent tour with Nothing More. Watch it now: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dXjDNVBgc1M

 Paradise Lose Start Work On New Album.

Paradise LostSaturday 8th November 2014
After taking a trip back in time with the “Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)” album and the last studio album “Tragic Idol” (2012) which entered the charts in over 10 European countries-- most notably #2 in UK Rock Charts, #6 in Germany, #15 in Austria, #30 in France and #32 in North America Top New Artists/Heatseeker Charts, it's now time for PARADISE LOST's 14th studio album!

The band is about to begin the recording sessions for their much anticipated 14th studio album with Jaimie Gomez Arellano from Orgone Studios in London (Ghost BC, Ulver, Cathedral, Angel Witch) http://www.orgonestudios.com

Nick Holmes comments: "We wanted to approach the new album differently this time, by embracing the bands VERY early days with the last few years, we have written a very dark yet melodic album but this time many songs definitely have a death metal edge which is something we haven’t done for a long, long time in Paradise Lost.”

The new Album is tentatively scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records for late April 2015.

 Arch Enemy Launch Live Video.

Arch EnemySaturday 8th November 2014
Currently headlining a North American tour in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, and only a few weeks away from their upcoming European tour with thrash giants KREATOR, metal icons ARCH ENEMY have launched a new live video for 'As The Pages Burn', taken from their Masters of Rock 2014 festival performance.

You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKrXeRDLbMg

Be sure to catch the band on the road with KREATOR:

KREATOR - live in Europe with ARCH ENEMY
Nov. 26, 2014 - Le Transbordeur - Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 - L'Usine - Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 - Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 - La Riviera - Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 - Le Bikini - Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 - 013 - Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 - MHP Arena - Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 - Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 - Garage - Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 - Docks - Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 - Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 - Eventhall - Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 - Tonhalle - München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 - Institute - Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 - O2 Academy - Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 - The Forum - London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 - Academy - Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 - QMU - Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 - O2 Academy - Newcastle, UK

There will be special VIP Tickets available for this tour!
These exclusive Meet & Greet Packages* include:

- Access to a Meet & Greet with ARCH ENEMY
- Photo opportunity with ARCH ENEMY
- An exclusive Tour Poster from ARCH ENEMY
- A voucher code for 1x T-Shirt from the ARCH ENEMY Merchandise
- A Commemorative VIP Laminate & ARCH ENEMY Lanyard

GET YOUR VIP TICKET HERE: http://www.arch-enemy.artistarea.de

*You need a General Admission Ticket to enter the location and the show. This package gives you no access to the event.

 Fightstar Release Special Acoustic Video.

FightstarSaturday 8th November 2014
It has been a while, but Fightstar are back for two huge anniversary shows this Christmas. The Forum, London sold out in just 15 minutes and as a result, O2 Academy Brixton was added due to the phenomenal demand.

In honour of these special shows, Fightstar have filmed an acoustic performance of their track “Open Your Eyes” taken from their debut album Grand Unification. The band put up a poll on their website for fans to vote on which track they would most like to hear recorded acoustically and this was the winning track. This hauntingly beautiful version marks the first time the boys have played together in four years.

WATCH “Open Your Eyes”

15th December - O2 Academy, Brixton TICKETS HERE
16th December- The Forum, London SOLD OUT

More huge Fightstar news coming next week!

 Ruts DC To Head Out On Tour In November And December.

Ruts DCFriday 7th November 2014
The glorious rebirth of the legendary Ruts DC continues to pick up pace this month as the band head out on a series of dates throughout November and December. With the forthcoming release of their new ‘Live On Stage’ album and the reissue of their classic dub record ‘Rhythm Collision Vol: 1’ arriving November 24th through Cadiz Music, after a triumphant European tour, the band are primed to start a select UK run.

The live show consists of songs representing the many phases of The Ruts and Ruts DC. Mixing tracks from their most recent ‘Rhythm Collision 2’ album with their acclaimed 1981 ‘Animal Now’ release, their set also includes classic Ruts tracks such as ‘Babylon’s Burning’, ‘Staring At The Rude Boys’, ‘Jah War’ and ‘West One’, among others.

The two remaining original Ruts members - Segs Jennings and Dave Ruffy - provide an exciting powerhouse rhythm section for new addition Leigh Heggarty to excel on guitar. Segs handles the lead vocal/front man duties with panache and respect while Ruffy takes care of backing vocals as he holds down the perfect beat.

Sounding fresh and with the songs still proving to carry an important message in these current times, the Ruts DC are more relevant than ever. Catch them live at the following dates:

November

7th Newcastle Cluny
8th Stockton-On-Tees Georgian Theatre
13th Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
14th Dundee Buskers
15th Glasgow Audio
16th Aberdeen Moorings Bar
20th Leicester The Donkey
21st Leamington Spa The Assembly
22nd Derby Hairy Dog
28th Manchester Academy 3
29th Buckley, Flintshire Tivoli

December
11th Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms
12th Norwich The Waterfront
20th Bristol The Fleece

 DR. Living Dead! Sign To Century Media Records.

Dr Living DeadFriday 7th November 2014
Century Media Records are proud to announce the signing of DR. LIVING DEAD!

Sweden’s rising force in hardcore-driven thrash metal have managed to build up an excellent reputation with only two albums. The self-titled debut album (2011) and particularly their second album “Radioactive Intervention” (2012) have solidified DR. LIVING DEAD!’s foundation as one of the most gripping, interesting and promising upcoming metal bands of the decade. Besides the high level of musicality, their extraordinary knack for hooks and recognizable melodies and the moshpit-infesting headbanger riffs, it’s most notably the outer appearance that separates DR. LIVING DEAD! from your average thrash metal band. And what could be more convincing than four skull-masked dudes from the north on a suicidal rampage?

Century Media’s main A&R Jens Prüter comments:

“We are proud to welcome DR. LIVING DEAD! to the Century Media family. They bring back the excitement of late ‘80s crossover shows - when crossover was still the unholy marriage of thrash metal and hardcore punk – and it was mandatory to get hurt in the moshpit. These deadly doctors from Sweden definitely know more about good friendly violent fun than spiritual healing and I’m glad we can help them to spread their disease. A special thanks to High Roller Records who discovered and supported the band in the first place!”

The band comments on the signing:

“The Doc is beyond honored to sign with Century Media, past and present home to many of our favorite bands. The energy within this partnership is building up to a nuclear meltdown, ready to tear down the walls of reality and break the barriers of room and time…or at least your fucking stereo. Get ready people!!! //TEAMxDEADx”

DR. LIVING DEAD!’s third studio album “Crush The Sublime Gods” is scheduled to be released in early 2015.

In February the band will team up with SUICIDAL ANGELS and ANGELUS APATRIDA for a European tour.

Prepare to be possessed to T-H-R-A-S-H!!!

 Professor Green Announces New Single.

Professor GreenFriday 7th November 2014
Professor Green returns with Little Secrets, the second single to be taken from his third studio album, Growing Up In Public. Little Secrets follows hot on the heels of the certified silver single Lullaby (feat. Tori Kelly), Green’s biggest hit since Read All About It in 2011. The recently released Lullaby debuted in the top 5 of the singles chart, sold over 200,000 copies, and has already been streamed over 2.5 million times on Spotify.

An acoustic-guitar driven soulful anthem in the making, Little Secrets is produced by Kid Harpoon (Florence and the Machine) and Green’s long term collaborator Alex ‘Cores’ Hayes, and co-written with Kid Harpoon. It features the vocals of Dutch singer-songwriter, rapper and producer Mr Probz - the man behind this year’s global club and chart smash hit, Waves.

The video for Little Secrets is directed by Alex Herron, (Tinie Tempah, Afrojack), who also directed the video for Lullaby (which has now garnered over 5 million views). It was shot in LA and features a compelling narrative centred around the theme of infidelity.

The recently released Growing Up In Public, is set to add another incredible chapter to Green’s all-conquering career which has seen him amass over 500,000 album and 2 million single sales in the UK alone; spawn two Top 3 albums and eight consecutive Top 40 singles; embark on three headline tours in addition to performing on the main stages of countless festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival and Wireless; and be nominated for a plethora of awards including the Brits ‘Best Male’ over and above earned NME and MOBO awards. Not to mention a high profile underlined by huge social media statistics – 2+ million Facebook Likes, 2+ million Twitter followers – and the fact that his journey has been documented by Channel 4 in a six episode TV series (Professor Green Unseen and Professor Green Unseen: After Hours).

Professor Green’s single Little Secrets (feat. Mr Probz) will be released by Virgin EMI on 7th December. In the run up to release, Green will also be embarking on a nationwide headline UK tour, which kicks off in Glasgow on 28th November and finishes on 11th December in London.

2014 UK TOUR
Fri 28 Nov-2014 – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Sat 29-Nov-2014 – Newcastle, O2 Academy Newcastle
Mon 01-Dec-2014 - Liverpool O2 Academy
Tue 02-Dec-2014 – Carlisle, Carlisle Sands Centre
Wed 03-Dec-2014 – Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 05-Dec-2014 – Manchester, Manchester Academy
Sat 06-Dec-2014 – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
Sun 07-Dec-2014 – Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Tue 09-Dec-2014 – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
Wed 10-Dec-2014 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy Bournemouth
Thu 11-Dec-2014 – London, Roundhouse

 Atreyu Sign New Record Deal.

AtreyuThursday 6th November 2014
When Atreyu emerged from their hiatus in 2014, the band was met with fevered excitement from fans and the metal community.

The band played a sold-out-in-minutes warm-up show in its native Orange County, were a featured main stage attraction at both AFTERSHOCK and KNOTFEST, released a new song "So Others May Live" as a free download for fans that immediately propelled Atreyu to trending status on social media, and closed out the year by booking a hometown Christmas show at The Observatory in the O.C.

Now, the band has confirmed even more good news -- its worldwide signing to the Search and Destroy Records imprint as part of the newly-announced joint venture between the label and Raw Power Management and Spinefarm Records.

Atreyu's new album, due out in 2015, will be released through Search and Destroy/Spinefarm.

"We're truly excited for this union," said Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. "Signing with Spinefarm/Search & Destroy will truly allow us to create without restraint. We are looking forward to the future."

Raw Power's Vice President Matt Ash concurred, saying, "Raw Power is proud to be representing Atreyu for management worldwide and we're very excited to move forward with the guys in this fresh chapter of their career.”

"We are beyond excited to welcome Atreyu to the Spinefarm Records roster," said Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio. "As one of the pioneering artists of the metalcore movement, it's very exciting to see this new album take shape. The new music they are crafting is nothing short of incredible, and there is a real passion and fire within the band right now that is undeniable. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this next chapter of Atreyu's already impressive storied career. Expect great things to come in 2015!"

Atreyu, who were one of the key architects of the '00s American metal resurgence, last released an album in 2009 in the form of Congregation of the Damned. While Atreyu simmered on the backburner, the members did other things and flexed different creative muscles during the downtime, but returned to Atreyu earlier this summer.

 In This Moment Unleash New Video.

In This MomentThursday 6th November 2014
Incendiary LA-based rock five piece IN THIS MOMENT are set to unveil their new album, 'Black Widow' on 17th November, their debut for new label, Atlantic Records.

The video for the lead track, 'Sick Like Me' can be checked out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03X0B6u-AxM.

"'Black Widow' is definitely the darker part of me,” says fiery frontwoman, Maria Brink. “This album is about finding the weakness inside and turning it into strength. It's about being reborn, setting yourself free and realizing the balance in everything – the dark and the light."

Produced by longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee, Kevin Churko, 'Black Widow' is available to pre order now at Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Widow-This-Moment/dp/B00OAKTEIU/) and iTunes. All pre-orders via iTunes will receive four instant grat downloads prior to the album release.

 Periphery To Release Double Album.

PeripheryThursday 6th November 2014
PERIPHERY, the D.C. based prog outfit whose music Rolling Stone (US) described as “instrumentally vigorous” and whose members have graced the covers of Guitar World and Modern Drummer, release dual albums “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega”. “Juggernaut” will be out outside of North America, Australia/NZ and Japan via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015.

"Given the nature and complexity of the ‘Juggernaut’ story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release,” explains drummer Matt Halpern. “’Juggernaut’ is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because ‘Juggernaut’ is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, ‘Juggernaut: Omega’, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

“This is new ground and it’s exciting,” band founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor says of the band’s approach to writing and recording ‘Juggernaut’, which saw all six members work collectively for the first time in PERIPHERY’s history. “It's a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn't his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”

PERIPHERY will embark on extensive touring around the release of “Juggernaut”. First will be a five-week North American tour with support coming from Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend Project and Shining which leads to a PERIPHERY headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

Misha Mansoor on going to Russia: "We are very excited to finally play Russia! We have heard so many amazing things about the shows and fans supporting us there and we can't wait to rock out with them at the shows.” And on headlining in London he has the following to say: “It has been too long London, you are one of our favorite cities to play ever. We couldn't come to Europe and miss you guys so we are stoked to be coming back finally! See you there.”

PERIPHERY
26.02.2015 (BY) Minsk - Re:Public
27.02.2015 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
28.02.2015 (RUS) Moscow - Volta
02.03.2015 (RUS) Novosibirsk - Rock City
03.03.2015 (RUS) Yekaterinburg - Tele-Club

PERIPHERY
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Shining
05.03.15 (F) Paris - La Cigale
06.03.15 (D) Karlsruhe - Substage
07.03.15 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.03.15 (I) Milan - Live Club
10.03.15 (D) Munich - Backstage Werk
11.03.15 (A) Vienna - Arena
12.03.15 (H) Budapest - A38
13.03.15 (SLO) Bratislava - Majestic
14.03.15 (CZ) Prague - Roxy
16.03.15 (PL) Warsaw - Stodola
17.03.15 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
18.03.15 (DK) Aarhus - Voxhall
19.03.15 (N) Oslo - Rockefeller
21.03.15 (FIN) Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo
22.03.15 (FIN) Helsinki - Circus
24.03.15 (S) Stockholm - Debaser
25.03.15 (DK) Copenhagen - Amager Bio
26.03.15 (D) Bochum - Matrix
27.03.15 (NL) Eindhoven - Effenaar
29.03.15 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
30.03.15 (UK) Glasgow - O2 ABC
31.03.15 (UK) Manchester - Academy

PERIPHERY + special guests
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington

 

 Toothgrinder Unleash New Video.

ToothgrinderThursday 6th November 2014
New Jersey noisemakers Toothgrinder, having freshly signed to Spinefarm Records, reveal their brand new video for The Hour Angle.

Check out the video for The Hour Angle here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE3PagrocKk

In addition to this, the band will release their label debut The Schizophrenic Jubilee EP on November 10th via Spotify only here in the UK.

Toothgrinder push heavy metal into the future with their unusual song structures, torrents of riffs and scaled-the-bowels-of-hell vocal attack. But it's not all metallic fists and fury; the band's music is smartly crafted and sonically provocative. Like Dillinger Escape Plan? Between The Buried And Me? Then you will dig Toothgrinder.

 Skindred To Set Off On Tour.

SkindredThursday 6th November 2014
Skindred are set to round off a hugely successful 2014 with a series of European dates (including visiting some of the less frequently visited UK towns). They will also release the banging “Proceed With Caution” – taken from their critically acclaimed album “Kill the Power”

2014 has seen Skindred play to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out tours at venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date. The band have also just been announced to play at next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot.

Skindred has recently announced signing a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and is currently working on a new album, scheduled to be released in 2015.

Skindred have also confirmed that Dan Sturgess after joining the bands live set up for the last few years as their DJ/sampler and backing singer has now joined the band properly as a full time member and will also be involved in the writing of the bands forthcoming album.

The band will be playing Europe this November and December. The single choice does not have any bearing on the touring cities…. 2014 UK dates are as follows.

Friday 21st November – Plymouth, The Hub
Saturday 22nd November – Swansea, Sin City
Sunday 23rd November – Bath, Komedia
Monday 24th November – Carlisle, The Brickyard
Tuesday 25th November – Hull, The Welly Club
Wednesday 26th November – Cardiff, The Globe
Thursday 27th November – Poole, Mr Kyps
Friday 28th November – Salisbury, City Hall
Wednesday 31st December – Camberley, The Agincourt

Tickets are available from all usual outlets. Support tbc

They are also confirmed as main support on the Steel Panther tour in March 2015 including Wembley Arena


 Monuments Announce UK Tour With Karnivool.

MonumentsThursday 6th November 2014
The touring just won’t stop for MONUMENTS! After touring Europe with Dioramic and Protest The Hero, they headed off to North America for a run with Glass Cloud and Scale The Summit which lead to their 1st North American headlining tour with support coming from Polyphia, Villains, Lionfight. The band is currently on a European run with After The Burial, Circles and Tides From Nebula, and have now announced a UK run for 2015 supporting the phenomenal Karnivool.

MONUMENTS
w/ Karnivool
23.03.2015 (UK) Glasgow - ABC Ballroom
24.03.2015 (UK) Manchester - The Ritz
25.03.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
26.03.2015 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
27.03.2015 (UK) Southampton - 1865
28.03.2015 (UK) London - Roundhouse

European tour with After The Burial, Circles, Tides From Nebula:
30.10.2014 (HU) Budapest - A38
31.10.2014 (D) Munich - Feierwerk
01.11.2014 (D) Trier - Exhaus
02.11.2014 (D) Stuttgart - Cann
03.11.2014 (CZ) Prague - Rock Cafe
04.11.2014 (PL) Warsaw - Proxima
05.11.2014 (D) Berlin - Comet
06.11.2014 (D) Leipzig - Conne Island
07.11.2014 (DK) Copenhagen - KB18
08.11.2014 (D) Frankfurt - 11er


 Set It Off Announce Tour With Crown The Empire.

Crown The EmpireWednesday 5th November 2014
Florida based band Set It Off have today announced a run of UK and European shows as main support for Crown The Empire.

This tour announcement comes shortly after the release of their high-energy sophomore album ‘Duality’. Check out the video for lead single ‘Why Worry’ here: http://youtu.be/sesKiKYQn84

Vocalist Cody Carson comments; “We were on Crown The Empire's first tour ever with them a few years back and it's been so awesome watching them grow into the band they have become. We all really love those guys, they're good friends of ours, that's why we are so damn excited to cross the pond with them and play in the UK and Europe at the beginning of 2015. We both just released brand new records and are so excited to showcase some new songs for everyone! Prepare yourself for one hell of a show!”

Early reviews from Big Cheese Magazine and Alternative Press rave on the band's lead single ‘Why Worry’ respectively noting that the song "will have Fall Out Boy quaking in their boots" and that it's "one of the best pop songs you'll hear all year." while Kerrang! awarded the album a perfect score of 5 out of 5 and declared that "Set It Off have created their own sub-genre in an oversubscribed pop-rock scene and absolutely nailed it." As Rock Sound ensures: "Every song here is precisely constructed and delivered with nothing but the purest showmanship. A late contender for Album Of The Year? Absolutely."

Dangerkids and Alive Like Me will also be on the tour. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday 7th November.

 Roam Sign To Hopeless Records.

RoamWednesday 5th November 2014
Eastbourne based pop-punk clan ROAM today announce their signing to US label Hopeless Records, becoming only the second UK band in the label’s history to do so. Alex Adam (guitar / vocals) had this to say - “So many bands on Hopeless are bands we grew up listening to, so to share a label with them is insane.”

The first fruits of the partnership will be a four track EP named ‘Viewpoint,’ out January 26th (UK) / 27th (North America) 2015. The EP was recorded August 2014 with Drew Lawson (Bring Me The Horizon, Me Vs Hero, While She Sleeps) and Seb Barlow (Neck Deep), and will be followed by a full length album further into 2015. A typically unrelenting touring schedule for ROAM will include a slot supporting Man Overboard on their tour across the UK and Europe.

On the subject of the EP, Alex said - “A few of the songs on ‘Viewpoint’ are really about looking at situations from a different side and understanding that a lot of the time our problems get blown out of proportion. We tend to over think things a lot and it makes you lose perspective sometimes. The concept also follows into the artwork for the record too. One side of the art shows a negative side; the side you sometimes get caught up in. The other shows the positive side. You could look at it from either side and see a different idea.”

Tracklisting looks like: 1) Over Your Head // 2) Warning Sign // 3) 519 // 4) Safeguard

Ahead of the release, the band have revealed a video for ‘Warning Sign’, which was shot in locations across the globe from London to Athens. ‘Warning Sign’ is the first material to be released by the band since November 2013’s DIY release ‘Head Down’, which took the band from begging to play local shows to touring the depths of Eastern Europe with Enter Shikari in just 12 months; and if the past year is anything to go by, 2015 is definitely promising to be a huge year in the band’s career.

Preorders for Viewpoint, released only on 12” vinyl: http://smarturl.it/ROAMmerch
iTunes preorder (inc instant download of ‘Warning Sign’): http://smarturl.it/viewpoint

UK and Ireland Tour dates:
w/ Man Overboard
24.04 - London, UK @ Islington Academy
25.04 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
26.04 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
28.04 - Leicester, UK @ Scholar Bar
29.04 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
30.04 - Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
01.05 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio
02.05 - Manchester, UK @ Soundcontrol. (Pinky Swear Fest)
03.05 - Liverpool, UK @ Fury Fest
04.05 - Leeds, UK @ The Key Club.
05.05 - Belfast, UK @ Sub Bar
06.05 - Dublin, IR @ Fibber Magees

 Scott Ian To Release DVD..

Scott IanWednesday 5th November 2014
Legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality SCOTT IAN had a lot to say on the European and United States legs of his groundbreaking Speaking “Swearing Words” Tour. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences— SCOTT IAN certainly had some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.
“Swearing Words” is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. Now, you can experience Scott’s “Swearing Words” Tour by way of Swearing Words in Glasgow, available via Megaforce Records on November 10, 2014.

The Swearing Words in Glasgow DVD is a full performance recording, filmed towards the end of the tour run in Glasgow, Scotland, and is being funded by a wildly popular PledgeMusic campaign, which surpassed its goal with the help of gracious and dedicated fans!

 Ed Harcourt To Release New Single 'The Way That I Live'.

Ed HarcourtTuesday 2nd November 2014
Acclaimed songwriter Ed Harcourt tops off an eventful 2014 with new single ‘The Way That I Live’.

Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, with the same engineer and string ensemble who helped concoct his latest full-length album, Back Into The Woods, ‘The Way That I Live’ has been selected to soundtrack Burberry’s Festive 2014 global advertising campaign.

Hear the track and watch the Burberry short film starring Romeo Beckham, ‘From London With Love’ on YouTube: http://youtu.be/ojBufhpPgMo

Launched last night (Nov 3rd) with the first ever live performance of the track at Burberry’s Regent’s Street flagship store, Harcourt’s latest creation grabs you by the hand for a voyage into a wonderland of hope, pianos and nostalgia. This elegant ballad spirals to a breathtaking crescendo of heart-stopping strings from The Langley Sisters as Harcourt’s voice bellows across snow-capped rooftops.

Burberry have called upon Harcourt’s services throughout 2014, featuring his live performances as the focal point of their fashion week runway shows in both London and China. ‘You Can’t Stop the Rain’, which was composed especially to perform in Shanghai, features on the release alongside a new dewy-eyed gonzo-lullaby entitled ‘Take It To The Grave’.

Regarding the single, Ed says:
"After travelling to the Far East and performing a waltz for umbrellas ('You Can't Stop The Rain'), Burberry invited me to compose another epic opus for them. Written late one night, the result was an unrepentant howl. This song is the antithesis of my usual delirious husk. It's a battlecry of sorts, neither bowed nor broken."

This year has involved far more than dabbling in catwalk anthemics though. In January 2014, Harcourt released a new record entitled ‘Time of Dust’. The 28-minute long mini-album was named album of the week by Guardian’s Alexis Petridis, who talked of the album’s “gothic grandeur”. With his producer, songwriting gun-for-hire hat on, Ed found himself working with Marianne Faithfull (touring the songs they wrote together throughout the UK & Europe), Kathryn Williams, Ren Harvieu and the hotly-tipped James Bay; and playing piano on Lana Del Rey’s latest album. Meanwhile, Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s hugely successful album Wanderlust, which he produced and co-wrote, has been awarded a silver disc.

Harcourt will return to the studio this winter to begin recording his seventh album. Working with Flood (Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey, etc), Ed’s new, much heavier scorched-heart sound will feature the added grunt of his new custom-made Beastatone guitar.

Ed plays the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf on November 11th, and is on tour throughout Europe with Marianne Faithfull until the end of 2014.

‘The Way That I Live’ is now available to pre-order on iTunes ( http://geni.us/2a18) and other digital stores. It’s released worldwide by CCCLX on Dec 15th 2014.

 Mubusted Announce Massive 2015 Arena Tour.

McbustedTuesday 2nd November 2014
With the excitement of 2014’s most incredible, jaw-dropping arena tour still ringing in fans’ ears nationwide, and almost exactly one year on from their formation, McBusted announce their return to the live stage in spring 2015.

McBusted announced their debut eleven date tour for 2014 last November, with the initial shows selling out in an hour. Due to phenomenal demand from fans and the general public, it swiftly became the UK’s largest arena tour of the year, played to a staggering 350,000 people across an amazing 35 sold out arenas, culminating in a show stopping headline performance at Hyde Park to 60,000 people.

Now armed with a superb debut album, and a massive new single ‘Air Guitar’, the six piece supergroup will play the following arenas next year:

March 12 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
March 16 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
March 18 Leeds First Direct Arena
March 21 Manchester Arena
March 22 Manchester Arena
March 24 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
March 28 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
March 29 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
March 31 Liverpool Echo Arena
April 04 London The O2
April 05 London The O2
April 09 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 10 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
April 13 Bournemouth BIC
April 15 Bournemouth BIC


April 18 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
April 21 Dublin 3 Arena
April 22 Belfast Odyssey Arena

Tickets go on sale Friday 7th November at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk.

Every single moment of McBusted’s launch and first year as a band was captured by the band’s long-time friend and film maker David Spearing. The result is the behind the scenes film ‘TourPlay’, which last week received an exclusive limited release in Vue cinemas nationwide, and will be released on DVD on November 24th.

McBusted’s single ‘Air Guitar’ is released November 23rd with their debut album ‘McBusted’ following on December 1st.

 Mariachi El Bronx To Support Gogol Bordello

Mariachi El BronxTuesday 2nd November 2014
Mariachi El Bronx (III) – the self-titled third album from the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – is out today. “Wildfires,” the album’s first single, is the new Starbucks Pick of the Week. The track premiered on The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog, which praised lead singer Matt Caughthran’s “soulful vocals” and revealed the inspiration for the song in this article.

The band is celebrating the album’s U.S. release on White Drugs/ATO Records with a pair of special hometown performances. Mariachi El Bronx will tape a Sonos Studio session today in front of a live audience in Los Angeles. The session will air on an upcoming episode of KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” KCRW premiered the album in its entirety last week. The band will play a record release show tomorrow night at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre and kick off a West Coast run on November 6 in San Luis Obispo, CA. Long Beach, CA-based band Tijuana Panthers will support along with Pounded By The Surf, a new surf band founded by Joby J. Ford and Vincent Hidalgo, both of Mariachi El Bronx, and Thaddeus Robles (the Heartaches). See below for itinerary.

MOJO awarded Mariachi El Bronx (III) four stars, noting, “they understand that the essence of mariachi is tragedy, and manage to make music that is simultaneously melancholy and uplifting, heartbroken but hopeful…this is an album that expands upon a growing body of work and, like the output of fellow Los Angelino forefathers Los Lobos before them, crosses musical borders.” Kerrang! said the album “features not just some of the best songs the band has recorded in this guise, but a number of the finest songs heard this year. With an expertise for both composition and arrangement, not to mention frontman Matt Caughthran’s sonorous and luxuriant vocals, it’s irresistible in the genuine sense of the word.”

“Mariachi El Bronx proved long ago they are no gimmick, despite what you might surmise from the outline — i.e., five guys from a hardcore punk band go on a south-of-the-border tangent, grow their ranks, get charro suits, become worldwide phenoms live,” observed Buzzbands.la. “Their Mexican folk music comes with a big heart and broad imagination, and especially on their…third album as MEB, faithfully updated for the times.”

The band recorded most of (III) at Haunted Hallow Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia, a surreal private countryside location. Mariachi El Bronx – comprising Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Horne, Vincent Hidalgo, Ray Suen and Keith Douglas – spent two weeks there, recording with producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo), who co-produced (I) and (II) with the band. DJ Bonebrake (X) guests on marimbas on “Nothing’s Changed” and harp virtuoso Willie Acuña (Mariachi Sol de Mexico) joins the band on “Raise The Dead.”

(III) follows 2011’s Mariachi El Bronx (II), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart. The band supported (II) with numerous high profile television and radio performances – including “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” WXPN’s “World Café” and KEXP – and extensive touring, including a North American arena run with Foo Fighters.

After concluding their fall West Coast run, Mariachi El Bronx will join Gogol Bordello on a tour of Europe and the UK, where (III) has been released by PIAS Records. It is due out on November 7 on Cooking Vinyl Records in Australia and New Zealand.

MARIACHI EL BRONX – 2014 TOUR DATES
West Coast Headline Tour
11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre
11/6 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company
11/7 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
11/8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
11/11 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
11/21 – San Diego, CA SoundDiego Live

Supporting Gogol Bordello
12/1 – Gdansk, POL @ B90
12/2 – Krakow, POL @ Rotunda
12/4 – Warsaw, POL @ Stodola
12/5 – Berlin, GER @ Astra Kulturhaus
12/6 – Osnabrück, GER @ Hyde Park
12/8 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
12/9 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
12/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
12/12 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
12/13 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
12/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
12/16 – Dublin, IRE @ The Academy

 New Unearth Album Out Now.

UnearthTuesday 2nd November 2014
“Watchers Of Rule”, the new album of New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH, is out now via Century Media Records in Europe. Produced and mixed by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band's six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure.

UNEARTH’s “Watchers Of Rule” is available in the following formats (all pictured above!):
Ltd. Edition Digipak
CD Jewelcase
Gatefold black LP on 180gr. vinyl + CD
Ltd. Gatefold transparent red LP on 180gr. vinyl +CD (limited to 200 copies)
Digital Download

To purchase “Watchers Of Rule”, please visit select local retailers or the following websites:
CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/worCMDISTRO
AMAZON: http://smarturl.it/watchersofruleAMAZON
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/watchersofruleiTUNES

UNEARTH’s Trevor Phipps checked in with the following comment about the album: "Watchers of Rule is our most vicious, aggressive and anthemic album to date. To say we are looking forward to people hearing this record is a gross understatement. The album remains true to the Unearth sound, but also opens up a new direction of urgency and fire within our music. Bang your heads my friends.“

“Watchers Of Rule” track-list:
1. Intro
2. The Swarm
3. Lifetime In Ruins
4. Guards Of Contagion
5. From The Tombs Of Five Below
6. Never Cease
7. Trail To Fire
8. To The Ground
9. Burial Lines
10. Birth Of A Legion
11. Watchers Of Rule

 Blackberry Smoke To Release New Album.

Blackberry SmokeTuesday 2nd November 2014
Atlanta's southern rock kings BLACKBERRY SMOKE are set to release their fourth studio album, 'Holding All The Roses' on 9th February 2015 through Earache Records.

Produced by studio legend Brendan O'Brien (AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, The Black Crowes), the newie follows hot on the heels of August's double live album/DVD set, 'Leave A Scar; Live In North Carolina', which romped into the album chart at #35 and February's Top 30 album, 'The Whippoorwill'. The album cycle saw the five piece make three visits to the UK, with each batch of dates selling out in advance, even with numerous upgraded venues.

Frontman Charlie Starr enthuses about working with Brendan O'Brien; 'It was everything we'd hoped it'd be - and more. We'd wanted to make a record with Brendan since we started the band, simply because he made all our favourite records of the early to mid 90's, starting with the first two Black Crowes records, Four Horsemen, Raging Slab, Dan Baird...then into Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen.... It was fabulous and an honour to make music with him. I just think it's best record we've ever made."

With plaudits across the board from MOJO, Classic Rock, The Guardian and The Times, the future for BLACKBERRY SMOKE looks bright. A BBC Radio 2 'Bob Harris' session and a Google session are yet to air and the band have been picking up airplay from Radio 2, Planet Rock and Team Rock Radio. Plans are afoot for a live return for the Summer. Watch this space.

If BLACKBERRY SMOKE is a new name to you, check out this video intro to the band and find out what all the fuss is about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L1lHiHOXFE.

The album is available to pre-order from Amazon and iTunes and also comes in an array of collectable formats, including various CD/t-shirt bundles, delicious coloured vinyl versions, plus a special limited edition box set which can be pre-ordered over at http://www.earache.com/bbs.

 Engel To Release New Album 'Raven Kings' On The 1st December.

EngelMonday 1st November 2014
Engel are back with their fourth album “Raven Kings”, due to be released on December 1st 2014 through Gain Music. The album is produced by the bands founder and songwriter, Niclas Engelin from In Flames, and is mixed by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat).

Engel emerged on to the world stage with the release of the critically acclaimed debut album “Absolute Design” in 2007. Confronted with high expectations and certainly a force to be reckoned with in their own right, Engel have established themselves as one of the most stylish and impressive acts of their genre. Now it’s time to unleash the true potential of this Swedish group and with the soon to be released “Raven Kings” .

‘Salvation’ opens the album with ferocity leading on to ‘Denial’ and it’s nu-school take on thrash echoing the influences of bands like Exodus and Death Angel. ‘I Am The Answer’ takes the album to a darker harrowing acoustic place, as a breather before being thrown into more crushing and powerful riffs in ‘When The Earth Burns’, that is equal in brutality to the likes of Meshuggah.

Engel will release ‘Raven Kings’ on December 1st through Gain Music. The band are set to tour the UK in 2015.

 Enter Shikari Unleash New Video.

Enter ShikariMonday 1st November 2014
ENTER SHIKARI have released ‘Radiate [Live In St. Petersburg. Russia]’ video via their YouTube channel today.

You can view the video here : http://youtu.be/p3mYaW4WNG0

Shot at the band’s 3,000 capacity headline show at the city’s A2 venue this summer, the track is taken from the ‘Bootleg Series Vol.6’ DVD which makes up part of the deluxe edition of January 2015’s release of the band’s fourth album ‘The Mindsweep’.
(a super-super-deluxe edition of ‘The Mindsweep’ also includes ‘Bootleg Series Vol.6.1’ DVD2, which features a full show in front of 350,000 people at the Woodstock Festival in Poland 2013, amongst other things).
The footage was shot on 10 cameras by a Russian crew directed by fan, friend and all ‘round good guy Mr Oleg Rooz of Ukraine.

More details of ‘The Mindsweep’ pre-order options can be found at :
http://www.entershikari.com/new-album-the-mindsweep-pre-order-offers-uk-euro-tour/

‘The Mindsweep’ will be released on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the the release of the band’s last full-length album.
That album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’, entered the UK midweek chart at #1 and continued the band’s journey both musically and physically, touring around the world at least twice during the album campaign and seeing large sold out shows in territories as far-flung as Russia, Indonesia and Weston-Super-Mare.

Following December 2014 shows in Spain and Japan, Enter Shikari kick off 2015 with touring across Europe and the UK.
Tickets for the band’s show at London’s Camden Roundhouse sold out within 12 hours of going on sale, so a second night was quickly added.

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW AT
WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG
SUN 11 HEREFORD, DE - X
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ - LMB
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS - *SOLD OUT*
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE (EXTRA DATE)

 Front Porch Step Tour Dates.

Front Porch StepMonday 1st November 2014
Columbus based singer-songwriter act Front Porch Step, the acoustic solo project of Jake Mcelfresh, has announced plans to release a new EP titled Whole Again on 1st December via Pure Noise Records. In anticipation, he has teamed up with Kerrang! with the premier of the title track “Whole Again.” The record will be available digitally as well as on CD and 7” vinyl and can be pre-ordered now at http://frontporchstep.merchnow.com.

“I am more excited for this song than any other song I’ve ever released,” Jake says, of Whole Again’s title-track. “Not only was it amazing working with Alan Day, but the music he wrote for this allowed me to release more passion into a song than I ever have before. This is also the first FPS song with drums (played by Engineer; Adam Rourke). Adam was a blast to work with and the man is a genius. On top of all of that, this is a positive song, about a recent change in my life that has made it unbelievably better. I hope people enjoy this as much as me, Alan, and Adam had making it.”

Stream “Whole Again” now

Front Porch Step will be back in the UK next year, with Rob Lynch and Allison Weiss – check out the full dates and ticket info below.

TOUR DATES WITH ROB LYNCH & ALLISON WEISS:
Thu 22 Jan Joiners, Southampton
Fri 23 Jan Gwdihw, Cardiff
Sat 24 Jan Borderline, London
Sun 25 Jan Start & Garter, Manchester
Mon 26 Jan Red Room, Nottingham
Tues 27 Jan Audio, Glasglow
Wed 28 Jan Think Tank, Newcastle
Thu 29 Jan Key Club Leeds
Fri 30 Jan Asylym, Birmingham
Sat 31 Jan All Saints Church, Kingston
Tickets go on sale now

 Welcome To Ramblin' Man Festival.

Ramblin Man FestivalMonday 3rd November 2014
Scorpions – UK exclusive show in 2015
Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band) – UK exclusive show in 2015
Camel – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015
Marillion – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015

We believe there’s a Ramblin’ Man - or Ramblin’ Woman - in all of us who wants to wander and listen to great music, drink fine beer, eat great food and have the best of times. Live life to the full and take it as it comes as you join the Ramblin’ Family from 2015

The Rock Collective and TeamRock are proud to announce a brand new UK festival. Ramblin’ Man Fair will bring the best of Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Country and Blues to Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent over the weekend of 25th and 26th July 2015.

Ramblin’ Man Fair is set to become the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances will be coupled with excellent amenities throughout, including gourmet food, a beer festival, spoken word stage, the best in music cinema, luxury camping and accommodation packages and more – all set in the surroundings of Maidstone’s stunning Mote Park.

The event will be a unique experience set to become a staple of the UK festival calendar.

Ramblin’ Man Fair is delighted to announce the first set of acts headlining its Classic Rock and Prog Stages with more stages, including Country and Blues, and acts to be announced.

Scorpions are the one of the biggest selling hard rock bands of all time, with worldwide record sales of over 100 million. Formed in 1965 in Hanover, Germany, the band rose to international stardom in the late 70s and early 80s with a string of classic albums including Lovedrive, Blackout and Love At First Sting. A new Scorpions album is planned for release in 2015 to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary.

“Scorpions are very happy to be headlining Ramblin’ Man Fair. It’s an exciting new festival and our only UK show in 2015. We love playing the UK and can’t wait to deliver a set of Scorpions classics. See you down the front!“ – Scorpions

Gregg Allman is a legendary figure in American music. He was a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, who defined the soulful sound of southern rock on iconic albums such as At Fillmore East (1971) and Eat A Peach (1972). As a solo artist, he has made a string of acclaimed albums, including 2011’s Low Country Blues, which reached number five on the US Billboard chart. Allman was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006, and in November 2014 he is to receive the Living Legend award at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour event in Los Angeles. Millions of Top Gear fans around the world will recognise The Allman Brothers Song “Jessica” as the programmes theme tune.

“Really looking forward to getting back to the UK with my band. I’ve always loved my British fans. Love playing for them. It’s going to be a lot of fun” – Gregg Allman

Camel are among the most revered British progressive rock groups from the golden generation of the early 70s. Formed in London, the band made their name with landmark albums Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness – described byallmusic.com as “majestic and canonical”. Still led by founding member Andrew Latimer, Camel completed a successful tour in 2014 playing The Snow Goose in its entirety. Among the new generation of rock musicians citing Camel as a key influence are Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt.

Marillion are one of the world’s leading progressive rock bands, with a career spanning 35 years and 17 studio albums. With their original singer Fish, the band found huge success in the early 80s with albums such as Script For A Jester’s Tear and Misplaced Childhood – the latter yielding the hit single Kayleigh. And in the 25 years since Steve Hogarth took over from Fish, Marillion’s popularity has continued via a series of brilliant albums and pioneering fan interaction through the internet.

"Marillion are proud to be heading-up the Prog Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair next July. Exciting stuff indeed. On the right side of London for a hop across the channel, and so thoroughly recommended to our European fans as well as the Brits” - Marillion

The festival will take 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 Chunnel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk from 10am GMT on Monday 3rd November 2015. Available initially will be

Early Bird General Admission Weekend Tickets £99.00 plus £9.99 Booking Fee.

Early Bird VIP Admission Weekend Tickets £180.00 plus £15 Booking Fee.

Additionally those buying early tickets will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to take up the very special offer of being in the Founders Club. As well as including two years VIP tickets this unique offer gives the Founders access to their own special club area on site for life, exclusive merchandise and much much more.

All weekend tickets for Ramblin’ Man Fair include 6 months membership to TeamRock+. This provides online access viaTeamrock.com to complete current issue magazine content for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, and bonus content including archive articles going back 30 years.

Ramblin’ Man Fair are working with local organisations to offer luxury camping and accommodation packages across Friday, Saturday and Sunday (details to be announced).

The festival will be supporting local charities.

About The Rock Collective:
The Rock Collective is a new venture from rock and festival experts who have been in the industry for over 20 years. Their previous work includes being part of the team behind High Voltage festival, which took place in Victoria Park, London in 2010 and 2011.

About TeamRock Limited:
TeamRock owns national DAB radio station TeamRock Radio as well as its portfolio of rock magazines, including Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, Prog, AOR and The Blues Magazine. You can tune into TeamRock Radio via DAB, on-line at TeamRock.com(or any of the TeamRock sites) and the Radio Player app.

Team Rock Limited (TeamRock) was founded in 2013 by Billy Anderson and chaired by John Myers. John is the former Chief Executive of GMG Radio and Billy Anderson was Regional Director of GMG Radio. TR
Managing Director Chris Ingham was previously Group Publisher of the music brands at Future Publishing where he founded the internationally recognised Classic Rock Roll of Honour and Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards brands and was a key figure in the development of High Voltage festival.

 Rob Zombie To Headline Bloodstock Open Air Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirFriday 31st October 2014
This Halloween, BLOODSTOCK has some howlingly good news to share! Are you a fan of the undead? Love Zombies? The fiendishly brilliant ROB ZOMBIE is confirmed as Sunday’s 2015 main stage headliner, bringing his mind-blowing full production to Catton Park.

ROB ZOMBIE exclaims, "I am so ready to get on a plane, and get my ass over to merry ol' England for BLOODSTOCK. We've had some of the best shows of our lives over there and can't wait to add this to the list. Besides, it's called ‘BLOODSTOCK' so how could it not be bloody fucking fun?”

Expect to witness a spectacular range of ROB ZOMBIE classics as well as choice cuts from the band’s most recent studio album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’. Check out this cut of ‘Superbeast’ from last year’s ‘The Zombie Horror Picture Show’ DVD, which captured Rob and his Zombie bandmates John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish on the road and get a taster of what’s in store; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsw8koMaZXU.

In addition to that big news, don’t forget that BLOODSTOCK’s ‘Rock Society’ memberships went on sale at 9am today, 31st October. The BLOODSTOCK ‘Rock Society’ is effectively the festival’s ‘Members Club’, offering not only a 10% discount on your weekend ticket (and that’s on top of the already discounted early bird ticket if you’re quick enough!), but it offers punters all sorts of other cool benefits like priority access to the signing tent, special tours of backstage & production areas so you can see what goes on ‘behind the scenes,’ as well as access to the VIP Serpents Lair bar, plus a Rock Society laminate with your name and membership number, and plenty more besides. The memberships are limited to just 300 and sell out very quickly every year, so don’t delay if you want to pick one up. Last year, these sold out that morning! Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/rock-society.

Don’t want to do the zombie shuffle all the way to BLOODSTOCK? The Big Green Coach packages have now launched. Big Green Coach are the official and exclusive coach travel partner to BLOODSTOCK. Sit back, relax, and let their drivers take you, your mates, and your zombie survival/camping gear direct to the festival grounds! There are 26 locations all across the UK to choose from! To guarantee your return seat, book here: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel

An ever-diminishing, limited number of early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 . When they’re gone, they’re gone so grab yours now! Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Bands already announced for 2015 are Saturday’s headliners, WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, plus DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA and DARK ANGEL. More bands will be announced soon! BLOODSTOCK will be held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 6th-9th August 2015. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at http://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and http://www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Napalm Death Reveal 15th Studio Album Details.

36 CrazyfistsFriday 31st October 2014
Like a bear native to the Alaskan tundra, 36 Crazyfists have emerged from a four-year recording hibernation to sign a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The label welcomes the Alaska-originated band – celebrating its 20th anniversary this year – to its formidable and expanding roster, boasting the best in hard rock and heavy metal.

The new album, Time and Trauma, is due out in February 2015.

"We have found a new home at Spinefarm Records. and although the label is new to us, some of the staff are old friends and we couldn't be more grateful to unleash the beast that is Time and Traumawith their help,” says frontman Brock Lindow. "20 years in and it feels like Spinefarm is a killer home to hang our hats. See you all on the road in 2015!"

Spinefarm Senior Director of Marketing Tim Brennan echoed that sentiment, saying, "We are thrilled to have 36 Crazyfists be part of the growing Spinefarm family! They are a genuine band of brothers that has grinded for 20 years to create a truly committed fan-base. Time and Trauma is an incredible way to begin the next 20 years for the band.”

36 Crazyfists released their debut Bitterness the Star via Roadrunner Records in 2002. The follow up, 2004's A Snow Capped Romance, is largely considered a sleeper classic in the post-hardcore realm. The band also released several additionally beloved albums, including Rest Inside the Flames (2006) via the now-defunct DRT Entertainment, as well as The Tide and Its Takers (2008) and Collisions and Castaways through Ferret Music. Their Spinefarm debut is their first album in four years and their first since Collisions and Castaways, released in 2010.

To celebrate the fresh label partnership, the band has shared the new song "Also Am I", which is available as a stream. Listen to it here:- https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/36-crazyfists-also-am-i/s-tl3pm

This new song is merely a taste of whatís to comeÖ 36 Crazyfists will close out 2014 with a slew of US tour dates, including a December anniversary show in their native state. Here's to 20 more years of bringing the rock!

 The Cancer Bats Announce One off Show.

Cancer BatsFriday 31st October 2014
Cancer Bats have been announced as the special guests at the Vans x Crossfire Halloween Massacre at the House of Vans in London on Saturday November 1st. This follows the exciting announcement this week of their brand new album “Searching For Zero” coming March 9th 2015 on Noise Church Records/BMG Rights. The band will also hit the road with While She Sleeps on a co-headline tour of the UK in April - Tickets and album bundles for the tour are on sale now! Be quick - this is a hot ticket!

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/lfq529?brand=uk_cancerbats

Catch these two awesome bands at one of the following venues:

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

 Napalm Death Reveal 15th Studio Album Details.

Napalm DeathThursday 30th October 2014
Following South American touring as well as appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest in Austin as well as Slipknot’s Knotfest in San Bernadino this past weekend, British Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH are ready to reveal the first details for their much anticipated new, 15th studio album release. The album will be entitled “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” and will be released via Century Media Records on January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America.

Vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway chimed in as follows in regards to the album’s title and concept:
"Sometimes you have to ponder long and hard for an album title, but following the Rana Plaza disaster of last year (collapse of a textile sweatshop building in Bangladesh), it spurred me on to try and craft an expose of slave labour in the modern world (and the surrounding conditions propping it up).

Some in power like to declare that slavery is consigned to the history books. But if you look beneath the surface it is alive and well in many different forms - it just has a different face now, and exists in ways that may seem ethically ambiguous. Using the terminology of evolution particularly interests us, so in this case the 'Apex Predator' represents those who bring the slavery to bear (and capitalise from it), and the 'Easy Meat' is of therefore those who feel they have no option but to comply.

Fittingly, the music on 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' is punishing. We feel it's more ambient, more expansive, more unsettlingly discordant than ever, and importantly, still extremely rampant at excessive speed. We hope in every respect - both musically and lyrically - this album will make your eyes burn with the harsh sonics and harsh visions of the dumping ground of globalisation."

Some song titles already revealed are "Copulating Snakes", "Dear Slum Landlord" (aired at Roadburn 2014), "What Is Past Is Prologue" and "Stunt Your Growth".

Additionally, NAPALM DEATH have recently been announced to appear at 2015’s edition of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in the Caribbean (Florida / Jamaica) from January 22nd to 26th alongside bands like Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Blind Guardian, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste and many more. Check here for details: http://70000tons.com or here: https://www.facebook.com/70000tons

Here are all upcoming dates confirmed so far and more are to follow soon for 2015:

NAPALM DEATH – Live:
07.11.2014 Wroclaw (Poland) - Alibi
08.11.2014 Chemnitz (Germany) - Arena + Hatebreed
09.11.2014 Hannover (Germany) - Capitol + Hatebreed
10.11.2014 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof + Hatebreed
11.11.2014 Genf (Switzerland) - L’ Usine + Hatebreed
12.11.2014 Ludwigsburg (Germany) - Rockfabrik + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
13.11.2014 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
14.11.2014 Oldenburg (Germany) - Amadeus + Morser * Sold out!
15.11.2014 Weissenhauser Strand (Germany) - Metal Hammer Paradise
21.11.2014 Paris (France) - Le Trabendo
22.11.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Speedfest
26.11.2014 Tokyo (Japan) - Liquidroom + Brutal Truth
27.11.2014 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro + Brutal Truth
28.11.2014 Nagoya (Japan) - Electric Lady Land + Brutal Truth
30.11. 2014 Tokyo (Japan) - Earthdom + Brutal Truth
22.-26.01.2015 Florida/Jamaica - 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

Check in with CM Distro for all available physical formats of recent NAPALM DEATH releases: http://www.cmdistro.de/Search?q=napalm

NAPALM DEATH’s cover version of ”To Go Off And Things” by the Cardiacs is still available as charity download here: http://napalm-death.bandcamp.com

More details about the upcoming NAPALM DEATH album “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” will be revealed soon…

 Starset To Release Debut Album.

StarsetThursday 30th October 2014
Starset is set to release their debut studio album Transmissions on 24th November 2014 via Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Rob Graves (All That Remains, Red).

Starset is a rock band from Columbus, Ohio formed by Dustin Bates (he was formerly the lead singer with the group Downplay (Epic)). A singer, songwriter and accomplished musician, Bates also boasts some serious scientific credentials. A PhD candidate in electrical engineering from Ohio University, he has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University. In 2013 Dustin formed Starset after being contacted by an organization called The Starset Society and its President, Dr. Aston Wise. Bates was asked if he was interested in forming a band to promote the organization’s message. At its core, the message is a warning that involves a scientific discovery that is currently being controlled and manipulated by an elite few.

Fpr the album, imagine an audio-visual schema culled from the fever-dreams of Trent Reznor and Phillip K. Dick. The Starset Society is an admonishment of what mankind could become when technologies are created without implication. Songs like the USA radio hit and first UK single, “My Demons” or sprawling “Halo” are the audio accompaniment to a tale set amongst humanity’s highest aspirations and utter ruin. Bates’ voice is at once plaintive and bellicose: a rage against the machine of slashing guitars and pulsing electronics where songs like “Carnivore” are slaked with heaviness and harmony while the likes of “Telescope” show a haunting, poignant side to Dustin’s dangerous visions.

The themes and ideological fractals at the core of Starset are completely fact-based. They date back to 1899 when Nikola Tesla detected cosmic radio signals he believed to be communications from alien intelligences. They are also as cutting edge as the recent discovery of Planet Kepler 186, a “Twin Earth” light years away that could one day become a home for a spacefaring human race.

Starset are set to tour the UK in early 2015

If you’d like to have a preview of Starset’s brilliant upcoming record, here is the teaser:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T6-Vawl1z0&feature=youtu.be

You can read more about Starset and The Starset Society here:
http://starsetonline.com/ http://thestarsetsociety.com

Album tracklisting
1 First Light
2 Down With The Fallen
3 Halo
4 Carnivore
5 Telescope
6 It Has Begun
7 My Demons
8 Anti Gravity
9 Dark On Me
10 Let It Die
11 Future Is Now
12 Point Of No Return
13 Rise and Fall

 Avatar UK Tour Dates.

AvatarThursday 30th October 2014
2014 has been a busy year so far for Avatar with the release of their triumphant album ‘Hail The Apocalypse’ (a USA Billboard Top 100 entry) as well as playing at the iconic Download Festival and Bloodstock Open Air. Set to finish 2014 off with a bang, the band will be doing a full UK tour this November.

Avatar’s previous album Black Waltz had massive success worldwide. The singles Smells Like a Freakshow and Let it Burn peaked on #26 on US commercial rock radio charts. This was followed by extensive and successful US tours.

Leading to the biggest break through when Avenged Sevenfold personally picked Avatar as support band on their sold out arena tour in Europe late 2013. Avatar got a reception far beyond expected by the crowds, which resulted in bookings on high profiled festivals such as Download Festival and Rock on the Range in 2014, among own headline dates of which most are soon sold out.

‘Hail The Apocalypse’ was recorded in Karma Sound Studios, Bang Saray, Thailand, mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther) and mastered by Paul Logus (Volbeat, Clutch, Killswitch Engage). Avatar is by many described as a perfect mix between Rammstein, Alice Cooper and System of a Down – something the band now have developed further with the video for the title track ”Hail The Apocalypse”. Avatar have gained much attention when it comes to their creativity in their self produced videos. Hail The Apocalypse is a fresh wind in a conservative metal swamp, it stands for something unique, something unexpected and something that’s been missing in the scene for the last decade.

The band killed live sets at Download and Bloodstock Open Air in 2014 so far. They are pleased to announce a full UK tour in November 2014 as part of a European run. The band will release a single “Vutures Fly”, taken from the album, to coincide with the tour.

?November Tour dates:
Mon 24th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 25th Glasgow, Cathouse w/ The Defiled
Wed 26th Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill w/ The Defiled
Thurs 27th London, O2 Academy Islington
Fri 28th Brighton, Audio w/ The Defiled
Sat 29th Leeds, Cockpit w/ The Defiled
Mon 1st Manchester, Club Academy w/ The Defiled
Tue 2nd Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms w/ The Defiled
Wed 3rd Bristol, Thekla
Thurs 4th Southampton, Talking Heads w/ The Defiled

 The Skints To Release Debut Album As Vinyl.

The SkintsThursday 30th October 2014
I5 Years ago The Skints burst onto the UK scene with their debut album, "Live, Breathe, Build, Believe". Now, Bomber Music are issuing the album as a Vinyl LP for the first time.

The original classic debut album from The Skints now on 180g Gold and Black Splatter and Gold and Black 50/50 Vinyl.

Bringing in influences from their punk roots with an English reggae backbone, "Live Breathe Build Believe" was a brilliant album and soon won them a huge following.

The Skints have been played regularly on BBC Radio over the past few years and have appeared live at many renowned festivals, including BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekender, BT Olympic event in Hyde Park, One Love, V and the legendary Reading and Leeds Festivals. For 5 years, The Skints have toured relentlessly across the UK and Europe with the likes of Bedouin Soundclash, Gym Class Heroes, Sublime, You Me At Six, and The Slackers. 2012 also saw the release of their second album, "Part & Parcel". The Skints are currently in the studio finishing album number 3.

Every date of The Skints headline tour in 2013 sold out - Including Koko in London’s Camden Town.

 Rita Ora To Turn On Westfield London Xmas Lights.

Rita OraThursday 30th October 2014
Westfield today announces that home-grown, singer-songwriter Rita Ora will switch-on the Christmas Lights on Monday 3rd November, 2014 at Westfield London, W12.

Introduced by BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Presenter and friend, Nick Grimshaw, the 23-year-old singer will appear on-stage at The Atrium. Rita will countdown alongside an expected 10,000 fans to then switch-on the centre’s show-stopping Christmas lights. After an amazing display of pyrotechnics, snow and lasers Rita Ora will perform three of her hit singles, including smash hit How We Do live in-centre.

Myf Ryan, Westfield’s Marketing Director, UK & Europe said: “The Westfield London Christmas lights switch-on is one of the highlights of the festive calendar and marks the launch of our Christmas schedule. We are delighted to have Rita Ora mark this occasion for us. Not only is Rita a global fashion icon, she’s also an incredible musical talent and is bound to put on a memorable show for our visitors.”

Rita’s debut studio album Ora (2012) went to number one in the UK and produced the number-one singles R.I.P and How We Do (Party). Rita became the artist with the most number one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012 with three consecutive singles reaching the top position. In 2014 she also became the second British female solo artist to ever score four UK number ones.

But Rita’s accolades don’t stop in the studio; with the singer seen walking in the Moschino AW14 show, closing the DKNY show in February this year, and launching a collaboration with Adidas – Rita has cemented herself as an influencer in both the music and fashion scene.

The Atrium at Westfield London has established itself as a high-profile destination for celebrity events and performances and has previously played host to A-list names for Christmas lights switch-on events since opening in 2008, including Mariah Carey (2009), Rihanna (2010), Justin Bieber (2011), and Taylor Swift and Rihanna (2012).

Book your free tickets at: http://uk.westfield.com/london/christmas/light-switch-on

 Search And Dsetroy Team Up With Spinefarm Records.

Search And DestroyThursday 30th October 2014
International artist management company Raw Power Management has announced a new global partnership agreement for its successful record label imprint Search and Destroy.

Search and Destroy, which has launched bands such as Mallory Knox, Don Broco, Axewound, Crossfaith and While She Sleeps among others, has joined forces with the recently reinvigorated Spinefarm Records to sign both new and established talent moving forward.

Part of Universal Music Group, Spinefarm has offices in London, New York, and Helsinki, as well as a network of support around the world in association with Caroline– the global label services division of UMG. The Spinefarm roster features Electric Wizard (whose new album just debuted in the top 75 in both the U.S. and the UK), Amaranthe, Godsmack (ex-US), Venom, Killing Joke, and the recently inked Toothgrinder. In addition, Spinefarm has served within the UMG system as an international partner for the promotion and release of seminal acts including Ghost BC, Rammstein, Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, and Black Veil Brides, among others.

Raw Power Management have enjoyed international success in recent years with artists such as Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Don Broco, Modestep, Charlie Simpson, Funeral for a Friend, Mallory Knox and many others. As well as its core artist management activities and Search and Destroy imprint the company has a growing music publishing operation, Raw Power Music.

The first artists signed under the new agreement are UK-based Turbowolf, who are appearing as Special Guests on the current Royal Blood UK tour. Their new album, co-produced with Tom Dalgety, will be released worldwide in April 2015. Signing simultaneously in the USA is the acclaimed band Atreyu, who will release their first new material in five years in Spring 2015.

Craig Jennings, Founder and CEO of Raw Power Management, said, “Search and Destroy is an important part of our growth plan so we are really pleased to have this new agreement in place with Spinefarm. Their enthusiasm for what we are trying to achieve with the label made them the obvious choice for a global partnership, and their company philosophy is a great fit with our own. We already have a really exciting release schedule and look forward to working with Jonas Nachsin and his team around the world. ”

Jonas Nachsin, Worldwide GM of Spinefarm, said, “The principals and staff of Raw Power/Search and Destroy represent an exact fit for us in this new and exciting phase of Spinefarm’s evolution. They are music people, dedicated to working with and developing great rock bands, and have a great track record in doing so. That’s exactly what we are doing here, in a serious and determined way, and are thrilled to be locking arms with S&D in a common cause. With our staff, along with Craig Jennings, Don Jenkins, Matt Ash, and the whole team there, we represent an amazing home for rock talent.”

BBC Radio 1 esteemed programmer Dan P Carter will be heading up A&R efforts for Search and Destroy. Carter commented: “Having the show I do gives me an incredible opportunity to support the bands and music that I love. I get sent a lot of stuff from artists that have no label, publishing or support outside of what they've built for themselves, and to be able to help those bands and bring them to an audience is a beautiful and gratifying thing. I'm going to be able to help some of those artists and give them an outlet, support and a home on the label... exciting stuff.”

Jennings added: “We are delighted that Dan is joining our S and D team. He has been responsible for breaking several British rock and metal acts in his role at Radio 1, and we look forward to him bringing that expertise to the label.”

 Devil You Know Cancel Their Support Slot On The Machine Head European And UK Tour'.

Devil You KnowThursday 30th October 2014
Bad news for Devil You Know fans, unfortunately the band have had to pull out of their support slot on the Machine Head European and UK dates.

The band explain it is due to reasons beyond their control but hope to perform in Europe soon.

"It is with much regret that we are forced to announce the cancellation of our upcoming UK and European dates supporting Machine Head due to business issues far beyond our control. We want to personally extend our apologies to the Machine Head guys and their entire camp, and thank them for offering us such a great opportunity. To our fans, the last thing we want to do is let you down and we are devastated that we can't perform for you all and be part of an amazing tour with one of our favorite bands. As musicians the 5 of us have a job we love to do and we are ready to get onstage and do it, but unfortunately the cancellation of this tour is completely unavoidable despite every attempt by us to make it happen. The business side of this industry is very ugly at times and this is one of those unforeseen instances where the band has to suffer. To put it mildly we are extremely agitated by this situation, right now our hands are tied but we are going to deal with it and forge on! We WILL tour Europe and the UK as soon as we possibly can and make it up to you all. Sincerely,Howard, Francesco, John, Ryan, Roy."

 Black veil Brides Add Second Intimate London Show.

Black Veil BridesThursday 30th October 2014
Due to overwhelmingly phenomenal demand, Black Veil Brides have announced a second London show on Sunday 15th March 2015. Tickets for this show will go on sale on Thursday 30th October @ 9am and are sure to sell out very quickly! Tickets are priced at £25 and will be available from the following website: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-veil-brides-tickets. Tickets for the show at The Garage on Friday 13th March sold out within minutes when they went on sale this morning!

The band have just released their new, self-titled fourth album via Lava Records/Island Records and it’s currently riding high in the iTunes charts. The album is available via iTunes at http://po.st/BVB5

The new album was produced by studio-legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock’s most successful albums including Metallica’s Black Albumand Motley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood.

Black Veil Brides have recently completed a UK tour in support of their new album - The Black Mass 2014 headline tour kicked off on October 3rd in Cardiff and ran through to mid-October. The trek made stops in London, Glasgow and Manchester to name a few before it wrapped up on October 17th in Leeds. The band are currently on the US leg of The Black Mass headline tour with support coming from Falling In Reverse, Set It Off and Drama Club.

Black Veil Brides have been continually building momentum and expanding their ever-growing “BVB Army” since the release of their first album We Stitch These Wounds. The debut song “Knives And Pens” has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. The band has also released the critically-acclaimed albums Set The World On Fire and Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones respectively. Their last release landed at #7 on the Billboard 200 selling over 42,000 copies its first week and soared to the #1 Spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. Black Veil Brides recently won an award at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Award in Cleveland for Most Dedicated Fans. This award goes alongside their numerous Kerrang awards and three Revolver Golden God Awards.

 Karnivool Announce 2015 UK Tour.

KarnivoolThursday 30th October 2014
KARNIVOOL are set to return to Europe and the UK in 2015.

The band will embark on a full European and UK tour in March 2015, crossing Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands and the UK. The UK tour will see the band play their largest shows to date, starting in Glasgow and finishing in the legendary Camden Roundhouse. KARNIVOOL, renowned for their breathtaking live shows, will bring their full Australian set up for the first time to Europe for what will be a streak of more unforgettable performances.

2014 saw the Australian five piece promoting the critically lauded “Asymmetry” (4 years after the groundbreaking “Sound Awake”) and touring throughout Europe and Australia, playing some of the world’s largest festivals (including a sold out show at London’s Koko and Sonisphere UK). The album’s vast soundscapes, complex rhythms and emotive melodies are the latest chapter in the development of this extraordinary band.

To tie in to the European dates, KARNIVOOL are set to release their entire catalogue on vinyl, including their latest masterpiece ‘Asymmetry’, in addition to first two albums “Themata” and “Sound Awake”. This will be an unmissable milestone for all the KARNIVOOL fans and vinyl collectors alike.

Full UK dates are as follows.
Mon 23rd March 2015 Glasgow, ABC Ballroom
Tue 24th March 2015 Manchester, Ritz Theathre
Wed 25th March 2015 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 26th March 2015 Bristol, Academy
Fri 27th March 2015 Southampton, 1865
Sat 28th March 2015 London, Roundhouse

Support comes from Monuments
Tickets will be priced £14 (£17.50 London) - subject to booking fee - and are available from www.karnivool.comwww.ticketmaster.co.uk www.livenation.co.uk or local box offices
Tickets go onsale at 9am GMT on Friday 31st October 2014

 Black Veil Brides Announce One Off Intimate London Show.

Black Veil BridesThursday 30th October 2014
Black Veil Brides have announced their most intimate ever London show at The Garage on Friday the 13th March 2015. Tickets for this show will go on sale on Wednesday 29th October @ 9am and are sure to sell out very quickly! Tickets are priced at £25 and will be available from the following website: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-veil-brides-tickets

The band have just released their new, self-titled fourth album via Lava Records/Island Records and it’s currently riding high in the iTunes charts. Exlcuisve merch bundles are now available via the band’s website: http://www.BlackVeilBrides.net. The album is also available via iTunes at http://po.st/BVB5

The new album was produced by studio-legend Bob Rock, known for producing some of rock’s most successful albums including Metallica’s Black Albumand Motley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood.

Black Veil Brides have recently completed a UK tour in support of their new album - The Black Mass 2014 headline tour kicked off on October 3rd in Cardiff and ran through to mid-October. The trek made stops in London, Glasgow and Manchester to name a few before it wrapped up on October 17th in Leeds. The band are currently on the US leg of The Black Mass headline tour with support coming from Falling In Reverse, Set It Off and Drama Club.

Black Veil Brides have been continually building momentum and expanding their ever-growing “BVB Army” since the release of their first album We Stitch These Wounds. The debut song “Knives And Pens” has been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube. The band has also released the critically-acclaimed albums Set The World On Fire and Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones respectively. Their last release landed at #7 on the Billboard 200 selling over 42,000 copies its first week and soared to the #1 Spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. Black Veil Brides recently won an award at the inaugural Alternative Press Music Award in Cleveland for Most Dedicated Fans. This award goes alongside their numerous Kerrang awards and three Revolver Golden God Awards.

BLACK VEIL BRIDES LIVE:

MARCH 2015
FRIDAY 13TH - THE GARAGE, LONDON

Black Veil Brides tickets are on-sale from 9am on Wednesday 29th October priced at £25 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Down 'N' Outz Announce December UK Tour.

Down N OutzThursday 30th October 2014
“I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!” – Ian Hunter

Down ‘n’ Outz are pleased to announce UK tour dates in December 2014. The dates support the recent release of the album The Further Adventures Of…, which is the third instalment of the project fronted by Def Leppard’s lead singer Joe Elliott, and features tracks connected to Mott the Hoople. The album is available through Bludgeon Riffola via Mailboat Records

Full UK AND Eire dates are as follows

Friday 5th Dec 2014 BRISTOL BIERKELLER
Sat 6th Dec 2014 TRECCO BAY PLANET ROCKSTOCK FESTIVAL
Mon 8th Dec 2014 LONDON GARAGE
Tues 9th Dec 2014 YORK FIBBERS
Thurs 11th Dec 2014 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
Fri 12th Dec 2014 WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS
Sun 14th Dec 2014 NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE
Mon 15th Dec2014 GLASGOW GARAGE
Wed 17th Dec 2014 BELFAST LIMELIGHT
Thurs 18th Dec 2014 DUBLIN ACADEMY (IRELAND)

Ticket are priced Bristol, London, York, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Glasgow are £20. Belfast £17.50 and Dublin €25. All subject to booking fee
Tickets are available from all usual outlets – onsale Friday 27th June 2014.
Support tbc

The project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) to get involved. Joe formed the Down ‘n’ Outz with The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Phil Martini (drums). Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.

In 2009 Down ‘n’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band’s five Hammersmith Apollo shows, which garnered much interest with fans. The fan demand eventually led to the band looking to create an album. 2011 saw the release of the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles “England Rocks” and “Overnight Angels,” that reached No 4 and No 1 respectively on the US Media Base Rock chart -keeping Eric Clapton’s new single off the top of the chart for 2 weeks. The band then released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called “Live At Hammersmith Apollo.” The new album The Further Adventures of… picks up where the live DVD left off and features the driving groove of album opener - and first single - “Rock And Roll Queen”(pre-order the album https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/further-adventures-of...-bonus/id845636885 and get "Rock And Roll Queen" instantly). The collection also includes the good time of rock-n-roll tune “One Of The Boys,” and ballad “The Journey,” plus the drum heavy song “Violence.” This LP is set to bring out a rich and much loved seam of British songwriting to a whole new audience. The album was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott’s own studio Joe’s Garage.

Joe Elliott says, “These songs make up a huge portion of who I am and I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to record them and hopefully give them a new lease of life, which, quite frankly, is long overdue.”

Morgan Fisher (keyboardist Mott The Hoople 1973/1974 and also Mott and British Lions) expresses, "It's like Joe and the boys have taken some vintage films and slapped them onto a big, bright Technicolor screen. A great, in-your-face new way to experience some of Mott's finest songs!"

Ian Hunter says, “I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!”

After supporting Mott The Hoople in 2009, Down ‘n’ Outz played the main stage of inaugural High Voltage festival at Victoria Park, London during the Summer of 2010. Following this memorable performance, they toured the UK as main support to Paul Rogers in 2011.

 Emigrate Release New Video.

EmigrateThursday 30th October 2014
FILMED in Berlin by director Zoran Bihac, the man behind Rammstein’s legendary ‘Mein Teil’ clip, the video for EMIGRATE’s new ‘Eat You Alive’ single sees Richard Kruspe emerging from the deep in truly striking style, flanked by some of the musicians who appear on the forthcoming ‘Silent So Long’ album, with Joe Letz from Combichrist taking over on drums (Letz also appears in the clip for ‘My World’, a track from the debut EMIGRATE album, released in 2007; Apocalyptica’s Mikko Siren handles drum parts on the new album).

Alongside Kruspe and Letz, the video also features Margaux Bossieux on bass and Arnaud Giroux on guitar, with vocalist Frank Delle – from chart-topping German collective Seeed – reprising his role on the album with evangelical zeal; Bossieux was previously with New York punk band Dirty Mary, while Frenchman Arnaud plays bass on the new album, as well as lending his production skills – in fact, his work on both EMIGRATE albums has been central to the cause.

For Kruspe, tapping into such varied musical personnel is very much in keeping with the ‘open door’ ethos of the project; as well as allowing the guitarist to keep his creative instincts finely honed, EMIGRATE was conceived as a vehicle for other musicians to have their say and leave their mark, harking back to the early, ever-shifting punk scene in East Berlin where he originally cut his teeth.

The result of re-kindling this spirit is a new 11-track album, ‘Silent So Long’, that sees a number of special guests adding to the overall flavour (Lemmy, Marilyn Manson, Peaches, etc.), plus a new single / video, ‘Eat You Alive’, that shows the kind of chemistry that might be conjured up were the musicians to decide to take to the road.

In the meantime, ‘Eat You Alive’ is available as an ‘instant grat’ when ‘Silent So Long’ is pre-ordered on iTunes.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘EAT YOU ALIVE’ HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npwM8-j8_T0

 Amaranthe Announce March 2015 Headline Tour.

AmarantheTuesday 28th October 2014
The infinitely epic and enormously addictive AMARANTHE have announced a UK leg to their extensive touring schedule, set to cover much of the globe. The band are currently playing headline shows in the US following their remarkably successful stint with WITHIN TEMPTATION.

AMARANTHE are hugely excited to be returning to the UK next March in support of their brand new record, MASSIVE ADDICTIVE, out now via Spinefarm Records; Olof Morck (Amaranthe guitarist) says:-

"So the time has finally come to announce our first European shows on the 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' world tour, and the UK is up first! We had the great pleasure of playing several cities in the UK earlier this year, finally visiting places beyond London. All those shows felt like a tremendous success, so we have chosen to extend our next UK run even further, bringing the AMARANTHE machine to entirely new places! Make no mistake United Kingdom – expect nothing less than to get massively addicted when AMARANTHE hits YOUR city in March 2015!"

UK dates as follows:
March 17th O2 Academy Islington, London
March 19th ABC2, Glasgow
March 20th Academy 3/Club Academy, Manchester
March 21st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
March 22nd The Marble Factory, Bristol

Meanwhile, the band recently dropped an official video for DROP DEAD CYNICAL, which quickly established itself in the top 10 most viewed new music videos in the world that week!

 Lynyrd Sjynrd Announce Three UK Shows.

Lynyrd SkynyrdTuesday 28th October 2014
Legendary southern rockers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, have announced today that they will play three UK shows in April 2015 including Glasgow, Manchester and London. Their legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, and after much tragedy Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlock, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase.

The rock and roll powerhouse continually tours. Last summer they went out on their second run with Bad Company and this November will mark the 8th year for their annual Simple Man Cruise. The four day voyage is filled with the best music in Southern Rock including an outdoor beach show featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd for the first time in the cruise’s history.

And so Skynyrd stands, “still unbroken.” “People may say, ‘they need the money,’ well I don’t think any of us need the money,” Van Zant says. “It’s just that we love the music, it’s bigger than the money, it’s not even about that any more. We have to make a living, sure, but it’s about the legacy of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and what it stands for, what the fans are all about. There’s nothing like getting out there playing a great show with Skynyrd and seeing people love this music.”

Adds Rossington, “We’re still standing, still keeping the music going. We wanted to do the guys who aren’t with us any more proud, and keep the name proud, too.”

With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations. These shows are not to be missed.


LYNYRD SKYNYRD LIVE:

APRIL 2015

TUESDAY 21 GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM

WEDNESDAY 22 O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
THURSDAY 23 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO

Lynryd Skynyrd tickets are on-sale from 9am on Wednesday 29th October priced at £43.50 regionally and £40.00 / £45.00 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Taking Back Sunday Announce UK Tour Supports.

Taking Back SundayTuesday 28th October 2014
TTaking Back Sunday are excited to welcome Blitz Kids to their UK and European tour. They will also be joined in the rotating support slot by (previously announced) MARMOZETS.

Following their hugely successful and sold out US tour with The Used, Taking Back Sunday return to the UK for the following shows:
December
7th Portsmouth, Pyramids
8th Bristol, O2 Academy
9th London, Roundhouse
11th Birmingham, Institute
12th Manchester, Ritz
13th Glasgow, O2 ABC
14th Oxford, O2 Academy

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Check out the personal message to fans from enigmatic

Taking Back Sunday released the acclaimed new album “Happiness Is” (produced by Marc Jacob Hudson (Saves The Day, The Swellers) and Mike Sapone (Brand New, O’Brother) on March 18th 2014 on Hopeless Records. With the spirit of resilience and innovation dripping all over the band's sixth full-length, the album addresses some heady concepts, but it simultaneously showcases a new musical and conceptual leap for this band that's sure to endear them to fans both new and old.

Taking Back Sunday is a band who truly needs no introduction. Since forming in Long Island, the group has sold millions of albums, evolved from a punk act into seasoned songwriters and continued to forge a successful career. “Happiness Is” is the group's second album since reviving the classic lineup of vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist/vocalist John Nolan, guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Shaun Cooper and drummer Mark O'Connell.

 Deep Purple For December 2015 London Show.

Deep PurpleTuesday 28th October 2014
Deep Purple today announce a one-off London show at The O2 on Thursday 3rd December 2015. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 31st October 2014 priced £50 and £54 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

With an ever-increasing fan base, picking up new listeners around the world thanks to their drive to tour familiar and less-travelled places, it’s no wonder Deep Purple operate on fresh cycles of adrenalin. No resting on yesteryear. Deep Purple have released 4 studio albums since 1996, but that total is augmented by an abundance of solo work and special projects from all 5 band members.

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.

The latter-year Purple has moved progressively into new areas, piquing fans’ interest who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world’s money trees. Their holy grail of ‘In Rock’ (1970) ‘Machine Head’ (1972) and ‘Made In Japan’ released in 1973 catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with track ‘Smoke On The Water’ ascending to mega-status.

Having amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic” moniker, setlists have been a never-ending debate among diehards and newer fans. But Deep Purple have been more than in synch with fans’ tastes to remain a powerful drawing force since their formation in 1968.

These days, happy faces reside from both the stage and audience. When the music is this good, smiles reign supreme.

 Tony Wright To Release Solo Album.

Tony WrightTuesday 28th October 2014
Terrorvision frontman Tony Wright is pleased to announce he will be releasing his first solo album ‘Thoughts ‘n’ All’ on the 17th November 2014 through Woodcut Records.

“I know it is a long way from the boombastic doowops, whales 'n' dolphins, salt, lemons and limes of my past but why make an album I'd already made especially at a time when the tequila wasn't making me happy?”

Arguably the most personal and heartfelt recording Tony has ever made, “Thoughts 'n' All” represents a reflective strip of time in Tonys life:

“It starts in a place I would never really want to talk about and ends in a much better place that I'd like to shout about from the highest of points. I wanted to make an acoustic album, as it is as basic as it gets. I think it is very open and makes all the plinks and plonks stand out. There was no reverb to smooth out the situation and so to anti-produce the music in this way was to try and capture the rawness of the roar.”

On the album Tony is accompanied by Milly Evans on guitar and backing vocals, and Steve Clarkson on percussion. Led by the anthemic lead single “Self Portrait’, it sets the tone for the album which takes the listener on a rollercoaster journey of highs and lows.

Tony states that the new album has had an amazing reaction so far. With fans singing along loudly from just hearing a few snippets online. “It was a real honour and quite humbling”.

But why wait so long to release an album?
“I write songs all the time. Although I feel that they tap me on the shoulder and say sing me and all I do is tweak them. Releasing albums is a different thing to writing tunes but I was in a dark place, at a low ebb and was talking with a friend when they explained what I should do with the songs and that was make music for folk to listen to. He would help me and that gave me a positive purpose and helped me see the light at the end of a long tunnel. Life got better from that moment really and so towards the end of the album I threw out some of the negatives and started to celebrate the positives that were starting to happen to me... I think the middle of the album touches on the searching and uncertainty of daring to dive back into life and all that passion for what it holds”

With “Thoughts 'n' All” Tony has arguably released his greatest work.

Tony will be on tour throughout October and November and will also be playing a special show at The Borderline inLondon on Sunday December 14th.

Mon 3rd November Newcastle, The Cluny
Tue 4th November Edinburgh, Bannermans
Wed 5th November Inverness, Ironworks
Thurs 6th November Elgin, The Droughty Cobbler
Fri 7th November Stornoway, Woodlands Centre
Sat 8th November Aviemore, Old Bridge Inn
Sun 9th November Ballater, Deeside Inn
Mon 10th November Dundee, Beat Generator
Tue 11th November Glasgow, Audio
Sun 14th December London, Borderline
Fri 19th December York, The Fullford Arms

 Decade To Support A Day To Remember.

DecadeMonday 27th October 2014
There’s no rest for the wicked, as Decade land yet another major tour support slot this year, this time with pop-core kings A Day To Remember.
Starting on November 12th in Portsmouth, with Lower Than Atlantis completing the bill, this 8-date tour is sure to result in a real party –let’s hope all the venues have solid foundations as every show will be bouncing from doors ’til close!!

November tour dates with A DAY TO REMEMBER are as follows:-
12 Portsmouth Guildhall
14 Plymouth Pavillions
15 Brighton The Brighton Centre
16 Leeds O2 Academy
18 Edinburgh CornExchange
19 Nottingham Rock City
21 Sheffield O2 Academy
23 Newcastle O2 Academy

Tickets are available here: www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/a-day-to-remember

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 Cancer Bats To Release New Album 'Searching For Zero'.

Cancer BatsMonday 27th October 2014
BMG Rights are thrilled to announce the addition of multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal outfit Cancer Bats to their roster. The beloved Toronto-based band will release their highly anticipated fifth studio LP titled Searching for Zero on March 9th, 2015 on their own imprint, Noise Church Records. The 10-track album is now available for pre-order right here. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of the lead single “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake”, which premiered last night on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. The iTunes version of the album will include an exclusive track titled “Rust and Bone”. Today, Cancer Bats have also shared a lyric video for “Arsenic In The Year of The Snake”. To check it out, go here.

Produced by legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, glassjaw) Searching For Zero is simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing Cancer Bats release. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is Cancer Bats at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

Inspired by both Robinson and their metal idols Black Sabbath, whom they cover extensively under their alter ego, Bat Sabbath, the 10 songs that make up Searching for Zero boast a more raw and organic tonal signature than any previous Bats release. Robinson brought a bare-bones aural aesthetic to the material, capturing a sound that unites the thrashy metal-tinged hardcore of the bands previous releases with a meaty lo-fi intensity, found only in their live shows amongst the sweaty masses. The melodic elements both musically and vocally were inspired by the bands love and admiration of Black Sabbath. “In learning all those Sabbath songs, I ended up having to figure out how to really sing,” laughs lead vocalist Liam Cormier. “In the studio Ross was the one really pushing me to use that new voice I had discovered.”

Thematically, Searching For Zero comes from a place of heavy contemplation for its creators, and at times, that contemplation grew grim and dark. In the end, the result is an acceptance of the realities that come with pursuing a passion, leaving Cancer Bats with a reinvigorated drive to do right by themselves and the people that have followed them this far.

“We were coming out of what was a really heavy year for all of us, with a lot of challenges, non-stop touring and the deaths of people really close to the band. With all of these things we’ve had to deal with this past year, we were all at the point of saying “No More Bullshit”, we’ve dealt with everything, nothing is standing in our way,” Cormier explains about the headspace he shared with his bandmates. “We’ve found our absolute zero, where there can no longer be a negative, and from that point, everything moving forward can only be positive” And that positivity – that willingness to change what you can and let go of the rest – is the source of resolution. “There are real reasons we do this,” Cormier says assuredly. “We love being in this band, and we love the people that we’re lucky enough to share this with.”

Since first turning heads in 2006 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Cancer Bats, made up of Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, drummer Mike Peters and bassist Jaye Schwarzer, have arduously and unrelentingly toured across the globe, averaging 300 shows a year in both 2011 and 2012 alone. Truly one of the hardest working bands in rock, Cancer Bats have graced the covers and pages of countless tastemaking publications including Kerrang!, Exclaim!, Revolver, and Rock Sound and have been nominated for numerous awards from the Canadian JUNO’s to Metal Hammer’s Golden God Awards.

In support of their forthcoming album, Cancer Bats have just announced a co-headlining UK tour with While She Sleeps for April 2015. Tickets and album bundles for the tour go on sale Monday October 27th at 4pm and tickets on general sale Friday October 31st at 9am.

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/lfq529?brand=uk_cancerbats

Catch these two awesome bands at one of the following venues:

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

Searching for Zero Track Listing:

01. Satellites
02. True Zero
03. Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake
04. Beelzebub
05. Devil’s Blood
06. Cursed With A Conscience
07. All Hail
08. Buds
09. Dusted
10. No More Bullshit
11. Rust And Bone ** (iTunes Exclusive Track)


 Crossfaith To Film London Concert.

CrossfaithMonday 27th October 2014
Crossfaith have today announced plans to film their eagerly awaited headline performance at London’s legendary KOKO venue to create the band’s first ever live DVD.

The 1500 capacity show is one of the many dates on what will be the Crossfaith’s biggest UK headline tour to date. A full list of the ‘Apocalyze Now’ tour dates can be seen below.

For a taste of what to expect, the band have revealed a live video taken from this years exhilarating main stage Download Festival performance.

Check out the live video for Monolith here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz-X6eXxkV8

Vocalist Kenta Koie comments:

"We're really excited to shoot our very first concert DVD at the legendary venue 'KOKO' in London. Why did we choose this place and this country? For the last 2 years we've done so many tours all around the World, but actually toured the UK 8 times. It was also the first place we toured outside of Japan also. Every time, we experienced so many things, and the UK became second home. Everything is ready for the show, we'll bring all of you guys to the next level! It's gonna be.....I can't explain with words! Don't think - feel.... and make sure you're wearing funny clothes.
See you there!“

 While She Sleeps Reveal New Album Details.,

While She SleepsMonday 27th October 2014
After bursting back on the scene with a killer set at Download’s packed main stage which culminated in frontman Loz Taylor clambering to the top of the sound tower, Sheffield metallic hardcore heroes WHILE SHE SLEEPS will release their eagerly anticipated second album ’Brainwashed’ on March 23rd on Search and Destroy / Sony Music.

Perfectly poised to enable their cult success to power into mainstream consciousness, ‘Brainwashed’ was recorded by Carl Bown (Trivium), mixed by Colin Richardson (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lie Dying) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen. In addition to the regular 12-track edition of the album, ‘Brainwashed’ will also be available as a deluxe edition with three additional tracks, on vinyl and as a special box set edition. Pre-orders for the album are now open, with the new song ‘New World Torture’ provided as an instant grat track. The Worldwide premiere of ‘New World Torture’ on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P.Carter saw the band trending on twitter last night and the response was so overwhelming Dan played the song twice on the show.

WHILE SHE SLEEPS have battled back to peak fighting form after their initial breakthrough (highlights of which include the title of Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards, the entire North American leg of the Warped Tour, and a #2 placing for ‘This is the Six’ on the rock/metal charts) was halted when Taylor was forced to seek career-saving surgery on his vocal chords early in 2014. He’ll have further treatment next month after which WHILE SHE SLEEPS – also featuring Mat Welsh (guitar), Sean Long (guitar), Aaran Mckenzie (bass) and Adam Savage (drums) – will be back stronger than ever before.

The band commented: “Everything that we have been through these past years has become the main ingredient for the new record. On a subconscious level we have put our collective experiences into the silver lining of this music. If for once the saying good things come to those who wait was true, this is it: We have done our fans proud. This record will define While She Sleeps.”

Last seen as guests on In Flames’ recent UK tour, WHILE SHE SLEEPS will return to the road in the Spring for a major co-headline tour alongside Cancer Bats. The full schedule is:

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

Tickets and Album Bundles go on sale on Monday October 27th at 4pm and are available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/ql13tt?brand=uk_whileshesleeps

 Europe Sign Deal With UDR Records.

EuropeMonday 27th October 2014
Swedish rock group Europe have signed with UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm.

Europe’s front man Joey Tempest “We’re really excited to be working with the people at UDR. A very credible label and I am impressed with their work building a future and a solid foundation for their Artists”

UDR President/owner Ulrike Rudolph expressed her delight in capturing the band for the label.
“We are always looking to expand the label’s stable of bands with quality, not quantity, and Europe represent the finest in supremely written hard rock music,” said Rudolph. “They are a group who refuse to rest on their past and continue to grow as artists and musicians, so we are absolutely delighted they have come to us.”

Production on the new material will be handled by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons).
“He is one of few producers out there who is saving rock ‘n’ roll,” said Joey Tempest, “when we first heard Pressure and Time by Rival Sons, we just went ‘who the hell produced this stuff? It’s got tons of heart and soul, it’s cocky, it’s got that swagger, it’s alive and real.’ That’s the journey we’re on with Europe, trying to dig deeper to find more soulful expressions and play straight from the core! So we’re extremely excited to bring this guy into our team.”

The multi-platinum, 20-million-plus selling quintet, recorded 1986’s smash-hit The Final Countdown and toured the World playing sold-out concerts while cementing their place as one of the biggest rock bands of the ‘80s.
After re-grouping in 2004 with the ‘classic’ line-up, the band continued their success into the 21st century with Classic Rock Magazine stating upon the release of their last album in 2012, ‘Europe are one of the greatest rock bands on the planet right now.’

In 2015, Europe will once again take to the road as they begin a UK/Ireland tour in Dublin on March 2nd(their first visit to Ireland in 25 years). More dates to coincide with the albums cycle will be announced shortly including territories the band has not visited in some time.


Co Headline Tour with Black Star Riders
March 2: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
March 3: Ulster Hall, Belfast
March 5: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 6: o2 ABC, Glasgow
March 7: o2 Academy, Newcastle
March 8: o2 Academy, Leeds
March 10: Rock City, Nottingham
March 11: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
March 13: Academy, Manchester
March 14: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
March 15: University, Exeter
March 16: o2 Academy, Bristol
March 18: o2 Academy, Bournemouth
March 19: UEA, Norwich
March 20: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
March 21: o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

 Marilyn Manson Releases New Single.

Marilyn MansonMonday 27th October 2014
'Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge' is the first taste from Marilyn Manson's forthcoming album set to arrive in early 2015.

Listen and download now at http://www.MarilynManson.com.
Link http://po.st/7dayBingeYT

 Fearless Vampire Killers Announce Massive UK Tour.

Fearkless Vampire KillersMonday 27th October 2014
After a mightily successful tour out with Black Veil Brides, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS are elated to announce their biggest UK headline tour to date!

"Touring is the best part of being in a band, and playing a headline tour to your own fans, people you know are already converted, is probably the most enjoyable experience". Explains co-vocalist Laurence Beveridge. "Rather than trying to convert a crowd, you're partying with the crowd! it's like going out with your best mates: you all know the words, you all want to have a good time!"

'The Unbreakable Hearts Tour' will kick off on February 10th, 2015 with a total of 16 shows around the country, ending at The Underworld in Camden.

Tour Dates:
Tues 10-Feb UK Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Wed 11-Feb UK Manchester Sound Control
Thu 12-Feb UK Liverpool O2 Academy 3
Fri 13-Feb UK Sheffield Corporation
Sun 15-Feb UK Glasgow King Tuts
Mon 16-Feb UK Leeds The Key Club
Tue 17-Feb UK Norwich Arts Centre
Wed 18-Feb UK Brighton Audio
Thu 19-Feb UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Fri 20-Feb UK Nottingham Rock City Basement
Sun 22-Feb UK Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Mon 23-Feb UK Oxford O2 Academy 2
Tue 24-Feb UK Southampton Joiners
Wed 25-Feb UK Plymouth The Hub
Thu 26-Feb UK Bristol Exchange
Fri 27-Feb UK London Underworld

"Being in a band can be an abstract experience". Continues Laurence's partner in vocals, Kier Kemp. "You can't often quantify the impact anything you do has on the world... however, touring is where everything starts to make sense and it all becomes real. We can't wait to christen this new album properly on the road and we're going to make sure we work really hard to give our fans the best FVK's shows so far! Bring it on!"

The bands forthcoming album 'Unbreakable Hearts' is about to be released on November 3rd, via Goremount Records - and to celebrate this release, there's a chance to catch the guys one last time before the album comes out!

The band have curated a Halloween headline show at The Dome in Tufnell Park on November 1st. There will be a huge amount of special performance’s including magicians, burlesque dancers and many other tricks up their sleeve’s throughout the evening. It’s not called ‘The Cabaret Of The Damned’ for nothing!

 While She Sleeps Announce Co-headline Tour With The Cancer Bats.

While She SleepsMonday 27th October 2014
With what is possibly the greatest co-headline tour to be announced this year - the mighty While She Sleeps and Canada’s finest, Cancer Bats will be destroying venues across the UK in April 2015. Not only are the bands announcing this awesome tour but both are releasing new albums in March 2015.

Tickets/ Album Bundles go on sale Monday October 27th at 4pm and are available from:
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/promo/h228pi

Be sure to catch this awesome line up at one of the following venues

April
22nd – Birmingham, Institute
23rd – Manchester, The Ritz
24th – Norwich, UEA
28th – Newcastle, University
29th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
30th – London, Forum

After bursting back on the scene with a killer set at Download’s packed main stage which culminated in frontman Loz Taylor clambering to the top of the sound tower, Sheffield metallic hardcore heroes WHILE SHE SLEEPS will release their eagerly anticipated second album ’Brainwashed’ on March 23rd on Search and Destroy / Sony Music.

Perfectly poised to enable their cult success to power into mainstream consciousness, ‘Brainwashed’ was recorded by Carl Bown (Trivium), mixed by Colin Richardson (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lie Dying) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen. In addition to the regular 12-track edition of the album, ‘Brainwashed’ will also be available as a deluxe edition with three additional tracks, on vinyl and as a special box set edition. Pre-orders for the album are now up, with the new song ‘New World Torture’ provided as an instant grat track. Go here to check out the flaming good vid!

BMG Rights are thrilled to announce the addition of multiple-JUNO nominated hardcore-punk-metal outfit Cancer Bats to their roster. The beloved Toronto-based band will release their highly anticipated fifth studio LP titled Searching for Zero on March 9th, 2015 on their own imprint, Noise Church Records. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of the lead single “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake”, which premiered last night on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. The iTunes version of the album will also include an exclusive track titled “Rust and Bone”. Today, Cancer Bats have also shared a lyric video for the lead track ‘Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake’. To check it out go here.

Produced by legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, glassjaw) “Searching For Zero” is simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing Cancer Bats release. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is Cancer Bats at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

 Skindred To Release New Single 'Proceed With Caution'.

SkindredFriday 24th October 2014
Skindred are set to round off a hugely successful 2014 with a series of European dates (including visiting some of the less frequently visited UK towns). They will also release the banging “Proceed With Caution” – taken from their critically acclaimed album “Kill the Power”

2014 has seen Skindred play to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out tours at venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date. The band have also just been announced to play at next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot.

Skindred has recently announced signing a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and is currently working on a new album, scheduled to be released in 2015.

Skindred have also confirmed that Dan Sturgess after joining the bands live set up for the last few years as their DJ/sampler and backing singer has now joined the band properly as a full time member and will also be involved in the writing of the bands forthcoming album.

The band will be playing Europe this November and December. The single choice does not have any bearing on the touring cities…. 2014 UK dates are as follows.

Friday 31st October – Exeter, The Lemon Grove
Saturday 1st November – Wakefield, Warehouse 23
Sunday 2nd November – Southampton, The Talking head
Friday 21st November – Plymouth, The Hub
Saturday 22nd November – Swansea, Sin City
Sunday 23rd November – Bath, Komedia
Monday 24th November – Carlisle, The Brickyard
Tuesday 25th November – Hull, The Welly Club
Wednesday 26th November – Cardiff, The Globe
Thursday 27th November – Poole, Mr Kyps
Friday 28th November – Salisbury, City Hall
Wednesday 31st December – Camberley, The Agincourt

Tickets are available from all usual outlets. Support tbc

They are also confirmed as main support on the Steel Panther tour in March 2015 including Wembley Arena.

 Enter Shikari Debut First Single From Forthcoming 'Mindsweep' album.

Enter ShikariThursday 23rd October 2014
producer’s chair and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley, ‘The Last Garrison’ is an uplifting call for simply pausing and taking a breath to appreciate life.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtXjJGdA3lw

Vocalist / lyricist Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject of the track;

“Life can often seem like a tumultuous onslaught of ups and downs; good and bad; euphoric and arduous. Our circumstances can change in a flicker of an eyelid. Sometimes it’s beneficial to take a step back from everything and appreciate the honour that we’re still alive.”

Recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire last spring, with Dan Weller in the producer’s chair and mixed by Jeremy Wheatley, ‘The Last Garrison’ is an uplifting call for simply pausing and taking a breath to appreciate life.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtXjJGdA3lw

Vocalist / lyricist Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject of the track;

“Life can often seem like a tumultuous onslaught of ups and downs; good and bad; euphoric and arduous. Our circumstances can change in a flicker of an eyelid. Sometimes it’s beneficial to take a step back from everything and appreciate the honour that we’re still alive.”

‘THE MINDSWEEP’ will be released on January 19th 2015 and comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album. That album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’, entered the UK midweek chart at #1 and continued the band’s journey both musically and physically, touring around the world at least twice during the album campaign and seeing large sold out shows in territories as far-flung as Russia, Indonesia and Weston-Super-Mare.

Following December 2014 shows in Spain and Japan, Enter Shikari kick off 2015 with touring across Europe and the UK.Tickets for the band’s show at London’s Camden Roundhouse sold out within 12 hours of going on sale, so a second night was quickly added.

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW AT
WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG
SUN 11 HEREFORD, DE - X
TUE 13 PRAGUE, CZ - LMB
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE - HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE - KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR - LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH - KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR - TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT - MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE - HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT - ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE - MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE - POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE - LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE - DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE - BATSCHKAPP

MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS - *SOLD OUT*
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY - *SOLD OUT*
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK - BARROWLAND
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE - *SOLD OUT*
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE (EXTRA DATE)

 Imperial Leisure To Release New 4 Track EP 'Razzle Dazzle'.

Imperial LesuireThursday 23rd October 2014
With an incredible amount of gigs, two albums and a huge number of festival appearances under their belt, Imperial Leisure are back with their incredible new 4 track EP Razzle Dazzle, which will be released through FXD Records on the 17th November. Beginning 2014 in spectacular fashion supporting King Prawn across the UK, followed by a vast selection of festival appearances throughout summer, Imperial Leisure are looking to continue the trend by ending the year with a bang by announcing a set of dates (see below) across the UK in support of the EP.

Heading into their 15th year as a band Imperial Leisure are showing no signs of putting the breaks on just yet either, with their hugely anticipated third album due for release in 2015, as well as a surprise colab EP in the works and another busy schedule of live dates, don?t put your dancing shoes away just yet, 2015 is set to be another big year for Imperial Leisure.

Live
14th November London, The Vaults
27th November Glasgow, Nice n Sleazy
28th November Bristol, Golden Lion
6th December Norwich, Geldeston
11th December Cheltenham
12th December Plymouth, The Hub
Check the awesome video for Nasty Boy here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3abUttqr0WQ&list=UUf-SLbZvbeDlinRMEdfuuLg

 Rancid Stream Forthcoming Album 'Honor Is All We Know'.

RancidWednesday 22nd October 2014
Rancid have posted their highly anticipated new album titled ...Honor Is All We Know on YouTube today, streaming 14 new tracks ahead of their October 27th release on Hellcat / Epitaph Records.

Honor Is All We Know is Rancid's eighth studio album and was produced by Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph CEO Brett Gurewitz. The album is the follow up to their 2009 Hellcat / Epitaph release Let the Dominoes Fall.

Honor Is All We Know is unique in that it is filled with growing insight of a band who has been doing this for a while now: it feels natural and organic, written without an agenda or bone to pick, rather the culmination of lives lived largely with a keen interest in the world and a sense of brotherhood.

Pre-orders for Rancid's …Honor Is All We Know at http://www.ragewear.net/Rancid-Merch-Store-Official_1. Fans can also find 3 extra tracks on the deluxe edition at iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/...honor-is-all-we-know-deluxe/id919356975

…Honor Is All We Know Track List:
01. Back Where I Belong
02. Raise Your Fist
03. Collision Course
04. Evil's My Friend
05. Honor Is All We Know
06. A Power Inside
07. In The Streets
08. Face Up
09. Already Dead
10. Diabolical
11. Malfunction
12. Now We’re Through With You
13. Everybody's Sufferin'
14. Grave Digger

 Attila To Release New Album.

AttilaWednesday 22nd October 2014
Attila, the metal band you love to hate but that you also cannot deny, are about to indulge your Guilty Pleasure. Fresh off a majorly successful main stage stint on this summer's Warped Tour, where they attracted absolutely massive crowds on a daily basis, the irreverent party moshers from Atlanta will release their new album, Guilty Pleasure, on Monday, November 24 via Razor & Tie.

Of the new album, frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak confidently boasted, "We are EXTREMELY excited to announce the release of our upcoming album Guilty Pleasure. We've been working on this album for over a year and I am 100 percent confident that this is the best album we've ever created."

He continued, "Whether you were a fan of About That Life or a fan of Outlawed, this album will appeal to everyone. Even if you pretend to hate our music, you will love this album. It will be your guilty pleasure."

Fronz was also quick to note that the album represents sonic growth for Attila, as well, saying, "Musically, this is the heaviest album we've ever written. It still has our signature sound but it's a new refreshing twist. Lyrically, I really expanded my horizons. I wrote the most personal song I've ever written on this album. I still have some ignorant party hits, but I also drop some serious knowledge on this album. Open up your ears and take it all in; we're about to drop the best album of 2014."

In advance of the album's release, Attila are out on the road in the UK now with the mighty Black Veil Brides, where they will be routinely slaying venues and leaving behind piles of smoldering ash in their wake.

Consider yourself warned. There is plenty more of Attila and Guilty Pleasure coming your way. Plan accordingly.

Attila Guilty Pleasure Track Listing:
1. "Pizza, Sex and Trolls"
2. "Hate Me"
3. "Rebel"
4. "Guilty Pleasure"
5. "I've Got Your Back"
6. "Proving Grounds"
7. "I Am Satan"
8. "Break My Addiction"
9. "Horsepig"
10. "Dirty Dirty"
11. "Fake Friends"
12. "Don't Be Basic"
13. "The Cure"

 Bastille To Release New Single.

BastilleWednesday 22nd October 2014
Safe to say it's been one hell of a year for Bastille. Having sold out two Alexandra Palace shows and a U.S Arena tour; earned themselves a BRIT Award plus two AMA nominations and having surpassed the three million sales mark for their debut album (Bad Blood), most bands would be content to end the year quietly. Not this band.

The four-piece are broadening their horizons and discography further by releasing a brand new mixtape, aptly titled 'VS. (Other People's Heartache Pt. III)' on December 8th. An eight-track offering, the mixtape follows similar footsteps to their previous mixtapes, 'Other People's Heartache Pt.I’ and ‘Pt.II’ by melding together an array of genres, styles and production techniques, alongside some rather special collaborations.

“With the mixtapes,” offers frontman Dan Smith, “it's about working with as many people as possible and having fun with people that we know and the friends we've made through touring.” Take a look at the tracklisting and you'll find larger-than-life stars like Haim, Angel Haze and Lizzo alongside the new and raw talents of MNEK, Rag'N'Bone Man, Rationale and Grades.

Having taken a year to put together, Smith describes it as “a patchwork of stuff that we've been working on and people we've been working with throughout 2014”, the results are bound to take some listeners by surprise. From the distorted string introduction of 'Fall Into Your Arms' to the groove-infused guitars of 'Bite Down'; the heavy hip hop feel of 'Weapons' to the surprising final guest on closer 'Remains', every track reveals a new facet to one of Britain’s most successful bands.

The first taste of 'VS.' comes in the form of new single 'Torn Apart’ out November 30th. A collaboration with London producer Grades and incendiary rapper Lizzo, it’s a tune of two halves, an imagined heartbreak song with Smith playing the lovelorn narrator and Lizzo taking on the role of venomous cheat.

Their first new music since their debut album's re-release 'All This Bad Blood' last autumn, it’s an opportunity for fans to hear something new ahead of their second album, “It's always been really important to me to constantly make new music and also to collaborate with people, something we don’t really do on our proper albums. I love having the side lane of our mixtapes as a place where we can make music people might not expect” the frontman says. “This mixtape is very much a reflection of our 2014. It was really enjoyable to make and a nice way to get together with people that we like and respect and have fun with it!”

Tracklisting:

1. Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet)
2. Bite Down (Bastille vs. HAIM)
3. bad_news (Bastille vs. MNEK)
4. The Driver
5. Axe To Grind (Bastille vs. Tyde vs. Rationale)
6. Torn Apart (Bastille vs. Grades vs. Lizzo)
7. Weapon (Bastille vs. Angel Haze vs. F*U*G*Z vs. Braque)
8. Remains (Bastille vs. Rag N Bone Man vs. Skunk Anansie)

 Wolfheart Sign To Spinefarm Records.

WolfheartWednesday 22nd October 2014
Spinefarm Records is pleased to announce the signing of Wolfheart to its worldwide roster. The label extends a warm welcome to the band.

Wolfheart will re-release their 2013 debut Winterborn with two additional bonus tracks on 02. February through Spinefarm. The album was initially self-released, with physical versions only available in Wolfheart's native Finland. The additional tracks are "Isolation" and "Into The Wild".

Wolfheart are currently finishing up their new album and Spinefarm debut, titled Shadow World. The album is due out in mid-2015. The band is finalizing plans to tour Finland and Europe in 2015, hitting the festival circuit; they also hope to tour the U.S.

"After all the blood, sweat and tears poured into our self-released/self-financed debut Winterborn, it is truly amazing to have a worldwide release for the album, and I could not think of a better label for the job than Spinefarm," Wolfheart said. "It's super exciting times, since, while counting down the days for the re-release of Winterborn, the second Wolfheart album Shadow World is almost ready, and 2015 will be a year when we have two albums out!"

Wolfheart were born in 2013 from the ashes of Before The Dawn and Black Sun Aeon. Sole member, songwriter and producer Tuomas Saukkonen wanted to combine the musical elements from his previous bands, and to make a fresh start after 14 years in the music business with several albums to his name.

After the astounding critical reception that Winterborn received, Saukkonen realized it was the right time to turn the Wolfheart solo project into a full-fledged band, and he did just that in early 2014.

Armed with a full line-up, a new label deal and two albums on the horizon, Saukkonen and Wolfheart are ready to storm the gates in 2015.

 Nightwish Working on New Album.

NightwishWednesday 22nd October 2014
Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers NIGHTWISH are currently working on their upcoming new album. The yet-untitled creation will be the first NIGHTWISH studio-record to feature Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen and is set for a release in spring 2015 via Nuclear Blast. Longtime drummer Jukka Nevalainen will sit out on the recording sessions due to health issues; Kai Hahto (WINTERSUN a.o.) will replace him.

Now the band reveals the famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins as a guest on their eighth studio album.

NIGHTWISH keyboard player and main songwriter Tuomas Holopainen stated last year that he became fascinated with what he calls the scientific "mind games" of Richard Dawkins. “I already know now that since I have been so enthusiastic about this kind of literature for the past few months, and will be for the upcoming months, that it's going to come out somehow. I don't know how just yet, but it will come out. I know it from experience. Sometimes I come across interviews I did ten years ago and see that I am quite a different person. So something has happened say during the past five, six, seven years, and a lot of it has to do with the books that I've read, mainly Whitman, Hitchens and Dawkins."

 Franz Nicolay To Release New Solo Album.

Franz NicolayWednesday 22nd October 2014
The wild and wonderful world of Franz Nicolay is once again in glorious ear-shot for those brave souls tempted to indulge. To Us, The Beautiful! is the anthemic follow-up to 2012's Do the Struggle and will be released by Xtra Mile Recordings on the 19th January 2015.

Renowned for his unique delivery and absorption of widely diverse styles, Franz has shared stages and/or songwriting time with The Hold Steady, New York gypsy-punks Guignol, and Against Me!, as well as recording with the likes of Frank Turner, The Living End, and The Dresden Dolls. With a whole heap of solo records and full-band recordings behind him, his latest is something that won't be repeated: “If I make another record, it probably won't be anything like this.” He could have said that about any record in his career, naturally. It rings true enough here though.

Taking its title from a rather lucid Ukrainian toast – “To us the beautiful, and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out” - the album has far more of the joyous celebration than the dark acid tongue to it. It's almost an atypical Franz record, as it stands right up against the catchiest guitar-pop records, in a way only Franz could muster.

In a mere 6 days of rehearsal and recording, with Andrew Seward of Against Me! on bass, Ara Babajian of Leftover Crack on drums, the NYC guitarist Yoni Gordon, and J. Robbins of the excellent Jawbox and Burning Airlines producing, To Us, The Beautiful! is bulging with hooks and elegant melodies. “Talk To Him In Shallow Water”, for example, has a beautiful banjo-picked melody line that's fluid and refined yet harks back to the more ramshackle gamut that Franz usually runs. However, this is an exception, as Franz has brought an addictive strain of chiming and carving rock-and-roll. Listen to “Bright White” and you'll feel yourself nodding in agreement.

Of course, Franz refuses to stick to one sound throughout and gallops, sidles and strides across his musical tastes as before – just with far more direct shots to the heart and soul than the esoteric form he usually takes. Whether the slow-burn wall of sound on “Everything Is Going According To Plan,” the almost doo-wop chorus of “The Pilot Inside”, or the reliable and satisfying chug, hue and cry of closer “Porta Fenestella”, the guitars are driving everything. They direct Franz's literary-inspired lyrics and free-spirit vocals down turbulent and exhilarating channels, all flowing to choruses that won't leave you for hours or days on end.

He claims a whole heap of inspirations that have left fingerprints on the record, a list that includes: the Waterboys, Leo Strauss, Ivor Cutler, Future Of The Left, a pet rat in Southampton, John Cooper Clarke, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and “other things (that) are in there too,” says Franz himself. Nevertheless, he promises that “you don't have to go looking for them; you can take what you wish from it, obviously. I'm pleased if you like it. If you don't, that's fine too. It's a big world.”

And with Franz in it, the world seems a whole lot wider than before.

 Amon Amarth Announce UK And European Tour.

Amon AmarthTuesday 21st October 2014
Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal.

The band comments: "UK, Portugal, Spain, France and UK…get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We'll be making an extensive UK expedition where we'll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We're also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we're bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don't miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!"

AMON AMARTH
+ Huntress
+ Savage Messiah
15/01/15 FR - Lille - Le Splendid
16/01/15 UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK - Plymouth - The Hub
18/01/15 UK - Bristol - Thelka
19/01/15 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK - Norwich - Waterfront
22/01/15 UK - Colchester - Arts Center
23/01/15 UK - Oxford - O2 Academy 2
24/01/15 UK - Stoke - Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK - Manchester - Academy 2
27/01/15 UK - Glasgow - Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK - Leeds - Stylus
29/01/15 UK - Newcastle - Newcastle University
30/01/15 UK - Lemmington - The Assembly
31/01/15 UK - Southampton - 1865
02/02/15 FR - Rouen - Le Cargo
03/02/15 FR - Reims - La Cartonnerie
04/02/15 FR - Nancy - L'autre Canal
05/02/15 FR - Nimes - La Paloma
06/02/15 ES - Bilbao - Santana 27
07/02/15 ES - Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz
08/02/15 ES - Madrid - La Riviera
10/02/15 PT - Lisboa - Paradise Garage
11/02/15 PT - Porto - Hard Club
12/02/15 ES - Santiago - Captol
14/02/15 FR - Clermont-Ferrand - La Cooperative De Mai
15/02/15 FR - Strasbourg - La Laiterie

AMON AMARTH just recently launched their new music video, the title track to their 2013 album, "Deceiver of the Gods." The video features clips from the upcoming film, Northmen - A Viking Saga, which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli. The film is scheduled for release this autumn. It's no surprise, given the level of talent and eye-catching visuals of the film that this will be the most remarkable AMON AMARTH video to date.

 Napalm Records Sign Skindred.

SkindredTuesday 21st October 2014
Napalm Records are delighted to announce the signing of UK Top 40 Ragga Metal band SKINDRED to a new worldwide record deal. Described by Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter as “one of the best live acts Britain has ever produced”, SKINDRED are a genuine worldwide phenomenon.

2014 has seen SKINDRED play to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out tours at venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date. The band have also just been announced to play at next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot.

Celebrating the signing of SKINDRED, Napalm Records Vice President Thomas Caser said:
"Working with Skindred is a dream come true for me and all of us at Napalm Records. Skindred entered the Top 40 in the UK on their most recent album ‘Kill the Power’ and we believe we can build on this success not only in the UK but also in Germany, the US and the Rest of the World!”

SKINDRED’s manager, Seven Webster from 7PM Management, added: “We have been talking to Napalm Records for a long time and we all believe that Skindred now needs to be with a designated Rock label that understands the genre and the band and that shares our passion and belief in the band on every level and wants to work with us on further building and breaking the band globally and taking them to the next level in what we all see as the next part of a long campaign. We could not be happier with this deal!”

Skindred have also confirmed that Dan Sturgess after joining the bands live set up for the last few years as their DJ/sampler and backing singer has now joined the band properly as a full time member and will also be involved in the writing of the bands forthcoming album.

SKINDRED is currently working on a new album, scheduled to be released in 2015 via Napalm Records.

The band will be playing some UK shows this November / December to finish off an incredible year. They are also confirmed as main support on the Steel Panther tour in March 2015 at the following:

Fri 6th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Sat 7th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Mon 9th March Glasgow, O2 Academy
Tue 10th March Newcastle, O2 Academy
Thurs 12th March Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Fri 13th March Leicester, O2 Academy
Sat 14th March London, SSE Arena Wembley

 Bush Release New Studio Album.

BushMonday 20th October 2014
BUSH (vocalist/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, bassist Corey Britz and drummer Robin Goodridge) recorded Man On The Run with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Deftones, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains) at Studio 606, the Northridge, CA-based studio owned by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl.

BUSH has also teamed with PledgeMusic for a special campaign that offers fans a chance to take a behind-the-scenes look at the new album, along with a number of Pledge exclusives including limited-edition vinyl, hand-written lyrics, pre-order opportunities and more. To view the campaign, please visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bush.

Man On The Run is the follow-up to 2011’s The Sea Of Memories, which was BUSH’s first release in 10 years. That album saw them return to the top of the charts in grand style, with lead single “The Sound of Winter” making rock radio history as the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Rock radio (where it stayed for six consecutive weeks).

Over the course of their remarkable career, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 17 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including 11 that hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.”

2014 marks the 20th anniversary of BUSH’s debut album Sixteen Stone, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and included the No. 1 hits “Comedown,” “Glycerine” and “Machinehead,” as well as fan favorites “Everything Zen” and “Little Things.”

 Beans On Toast Unleashes New Video.

Beans On ToastMonday 20th October 2014
Drunk Folk singer, barefoot troubadour and cult legend Beans on Toast drops his 6th studio album on his 34th Birthday. Newly engaged to muse Lizzy Bee and with his biggest year to date behind him, Beans on Toast is turning his irreverent mind to the more valuable things in life with new album ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’. The release is flanked by a 15 date headline tour (with support from Will Varley), including Beans’ largest London show to date, at Electric Ballroom, December 11.

Released on Xtra Mile Recordings, as is tradition on 1st December the album turns to the more wholesome topics of home cooking, an upcoming honeymoon and a whole lot of loving; a marked change in the man who once was a poster boy for recreational drugs. What hasn’t changed though is Beans on Toast’s unrivalled ability to tell a tale, his no holds barred social commentary and his ability to tackle difficult subjects from an everyday point of view. Here, his thoughts from the last year are honestly regaled through eleven life-affirming and frequently humorous tracks.

In the twelve months that have seen him tour the world, open arenas for Frank Turner and play a jam packed summer of festivals, material has come from his experiences, with American tour dates giving way to ‘Fuck You Nashville’ and love song ‘New Orleans Honeymoon’. Memories of his Camp Bestival main stage performance are captured perfectly with ‘Stinging Nettles’, a song he wrote for children about the great outdoors, and topics like gentrification, chicken farming and world peace all get the Beans musical treatment.

Recorded at London’s Soup Studios, ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’ features and was fittingly produced by Sam Beer, an old family friend who taught Beans on Toast his first song on the guitar over eighteen years ago on a camping holiday in Spain, and who was reunited with Beans on the London music circle ten years later. Together, with the help of friends Bobby Banjo and contributors Will Varley and Brooke Sharkey, this is an album that marks a change but not a complete makeover for everyone’s favourite modern one-man band.

Beans On Toast - The Chicken Song - http://t.co/1rrOC2mSly

Tracklisting
1. Folk Singer
2. The War on War
3. Fuck You Nashville
4. The Chicken Song
5. Stinging Nettles
6. Lizzy’s Cooking
7. A Whole Lot of Loving
8. Flying Clothes Line
9. All I see is Wagamama
10. NOLA Honeymoon
11. NYE

LIVE
20 November ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
21 November GLASGOW Nice N Sleazy
22 November EDINBURGH Voodoo Rooms
24 November NEWCASTLE The Cluny
25 November HULL Fruit
26 November LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
27 November MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
28 November LIVERPOOL The Shipping Forecast
29 November NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
03 December BIRMINGHAM Hare & Hounds
04 December CAMBRIDGE Junction
05 December BRISTOL The Fleece
06 December EXETER The Phoenix
09 December PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
10 December BRIGHTON The Haunt
11 December LONDON Electric Ballroom
Tickets from http://www.beansontoastmusic.com/

 Lonely The Brave To Support Deaf Havana.

Lonely The BraveMonday 20th October 2014
BBC Radio 1 favourites Lonely The Brave today announce their main support slot on Kings Lynn rock act Deaf Havana’s UK tour. Joining them for their 7 date tour across the UK taking in towns sometimes less travelled but no less loved, Lonely The Brave will play songs from their top 15 debut album ‘The Day’s War’ including singles and fan favourites ‘Backroads’, ‘Victory Line’ and ‘Trick of the Light’. This likely mark Lonely The Brave’s last tour of 2014, and a final chance this year to see the live show that has garnered them so many fans and rave reviews from the likes of NME, Rock Sound and Kerrang!

‘The Day’s War,’ Lonely The Brave’s first album, was released on Monday 1st September having been Zane Lowe’s Album of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and received 5Ks in Kerrang, 9/10 in Rock Sound and an 8/10 in NME. This follows from an incredible summer, with the band’s festival appearances including ‘Download’ ‘Glastonbury’ and ‘Reading and Leeds,’ having played with Neil Young at Belgiums Lokerse Festival and with Aerosmith at Calling in London. Lonely The Brave’s stellar 2014 looks set to continue as the band take to the road in December supporting one of the UKs most promising bands in Deaf Havana. These shows will follow on from Lonely The Brave’s hometown show at Cambridges Junction venue on December 13th,

December Tour w/ Deaf Havana
14-Dec-14 Bournemouth O2 Academy
15-Dec-14 Falmouth Princess Pavillions
16-Dec-14 Exeter Lemon Grove
17-Dec-14 Coventry Kasbah
18-Dec-14 Blackburn King Georges Hall
19-Dec-14 Middlesbrough Empire
20-Dec-14 Lincoln Engine Shed

 The Lounge Kittens Unleash New Video.

The Lounge KittensFriday 17th October 2014
With metalheads around the world waiting for the release of Slipknot’s new album next week, THE LOUNGE KITTENS have released a new video to tide us all over.

Highlighting their own Duality, their interpretation of the Slipknot classic sees confusion and chaos arise over a ‘Kittens double booking. The ‘Kittens explain:

"Slipknot's 'Duality' has got such a frantic energy about it (especially when you accompany the video alongside it) with super dark angst and dirty rhythm, and I really wanted to convey the same atmosphere but still take it away from its origins” explains Jen Kitten

“Duality was a perfect choice for a video due to the various themes we could extract from the original song, video and how well they leant themselves to our interpretations.” Continues Timia Kitten.

“The Lounge Kittens as a band are all about 'DUALITY'. So we had two groups of fans from different sides - the cabaret crowd who appreciate the cheek of what we do and the die-hard metallers with a sense of humour - arguing over a double-booking and whose event we should ultimately play at. This also gave us an opportunity to put the two sides in different masks which was a nice little nod to Slipknot. Jenny's arrangement reminded me so much of the silent film era, whenever we sang the verse I envisioned Keystone Kops, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, slapstick chases and funny sped up running, so that was what we were channelling during the making of this video. Obviously, it's not a Lounge Kittens video without a generous helping of goofiness, so making it silly, ridiculous and fun was always massively important. What we ended up with was a good 'ole slapstick chase. Plus also sequins.” Timia Kitten

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIhCrNIXXG8&feature=youtu.be

The Lounge Kittens tour with Steel Panther and Skindred next year:

March 2015
6th Manchester O2 Apollo
7th Manchester O2 Apollo
9th Glasgow O2 Academy
10th Newcastle O2 Academy
12th Wolverhampton Civic Hall
13th Leicester O2 Academy Leicester
14th London SSE Arena Wembley

 The Defiled Play On A Giant Iceberg.

The DefiledWednesday 15th October 2014
A gigantic Iceberg has been turned into the most unlikely of gig venues in the Greenland Sea, as UK metal band The Defiled performed on top of the floating platform for the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig – which sees artists put to the test as they perform in unconventional, ice cold conditions.

Braving freezing temperatures and fast flowing ice, the group performed the special set to a host of locals from the nearby town of Kulusuk, who ventured out to the ice field to watch this once-in-a-lifetime experience from an array of fishing boats and leisure craft.

As an internationally touring band and part of the Jägermusic programme, The Defiled are used to spending long stretches on the road together, which helped prepare them for the unusual nature of this tour. Flying from the UK to Iceland, the group then transferred to the island town of Kulusuk, Greenland, before trekking over-land and sea to their base on the neighbouring island Tasiilaq which has a population of just over 2000 inhabitants.

Prior to taking to the icy-stage, Frontman Stitch D, along with keyboard player The AvD, bassist Vincent Hyde and drummer Needles spent time getting to meet local musicians and watching them perform their own traditional music, before inviting them and other residents to come and witness their unique one-off performance. Renowned for their distinctively dark and imposing on-stage dress – which provided a stunning visual contrast to the bright white ice cold surroundings – The Defiled played a 30 minute set featuring tracks from their latest album Daggers.

In the lead up to the gig, the team scoured the area for several days on the search for the ‘perfect’ berg – one that was large enough and thick enough to take the band and all of their equipment. All of the instruments, sound equipment and the band themselves were ferried onto the gig stage with the help of local experts who have lived and worked amongst these impressive ice floes for generations.

To thank the locals for making the gig a reality, the band donated their equipment to the local community hall. When the band heard that the Kulusuk village music hall, and all of their equipment, had burnt down in a fierce winter storm, Stitch D and his bandmates pulled strings with Mapex and Blackstar, two of their equipment suppliers, and donated a drum kit and guitar amp to contribute to the rebuilding of the facilities.

Stitch D said, “This has to be one of the most insane gigs we’ve ever played! You see these things on TV documentaries but it’s not until you get to see them in real life that you realise just how big and amazing icebergs are. Although it was cold, I don’t think any of us noticed once we got started as the stage location literally takes your breath away."

“As a group of mates we’ve shared some amazing experiences together but this has been an adventure that has bought us closer together and something that we all feel really privileged to have been part of. We’ve made a lot of friends during our short stay here and donated some music equipment to the local people, so we look forward to coming back one day and playing a joint gig out here next time – maybe the first ever gig with two bands playing on two icebergs at the same time!”

In order to capture the gig and the breath-taking surroundings in all its glory, the expedition team turned to the latest technology to film and photograph the gig – utilising state-of-the-art ‘octocopter flying drone cameras’ to hover above and alongside the iceberg which are controlled remotely from the flotilla of boats nearby.

Tom Carson, Jägermeister music manager, added, “As far as stage backdrops go, I don’t think you’ll find anything more impressive than this. We’re used to staging events at music venues and summer festivals, so it made for an interesting change to be checking ‘berg suitability’ as part of the pre event checks as opposed to the typical band riders and sound systems."

“We’ve worked with The Defiled for a number of years now as part of our Jägermusic programme and we’re extremely grateful to them for accepting the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig challenge and staging one of the most unique sets we’ve witnessed – we hope the locals of Kulusuk enjoyed it as much as we did.”

In 2012 Charlie Simpson performed The Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig and set a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Coldest Concert. Braving brutal temperatures of -30°C the singer, songwriter and former Fightstar front man performed to a small crowd in Oymyakon, Siberia – the coldest permanently inhabited place on the planet.

To see pictures of The Defiled taking on the Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig Challenge visit facebook.com/JagerMusicUK

A short video documentary is available to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0BUVYnZvX8

#icecoldgig

The Defiled tour the UK in November/December, catch them at the following shows:
November
• 24 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
• 25 Glasgow Cathouse
• 26 Stoke Sugarmill
• 27 London O2 Academy Islington
• 28 Brighton Audio
• 29 Leeds The Key Club

December
• 01 Manchester Academy 3
• 02 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
• 03 Bristol Thekla
• 04 Southampton Talking Heads

 Punk Goes Pop 6 Is Coming.

Punk Goes PopWednesday 15 th October 2014
To celebrate the recently announced track list for Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6, Fearless Records is excited to release the music video for We Came As Romans' cover of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' (originally performed by Taylor Swift). The single is available on iTunes or as an instant download with each album pre-order. Set for release on November 17th, the pre-order options for Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 are available at www.PunkGoes.com. Scroll down for full track list.

"We chose to cover Taylor Swift's "Trouble" because we all like the song and had a vision of how to make it our own style," explains We Came As Romans vocalist Dave Stephens. "Beyond that, it's a cry for attention. We hope Taylor Swift will notice us now since we're all in love with her."

Fearless Records also joined forces with avid YouTube star, Jarrod Alonge to put his comedic touch on the Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 announcement, featuring an appearance from We Came As Romans. Check out his video below.

How To Get on Punk Goes Pop (VOL. 6 ANNOUNCEMENT)

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 Track List:
1. Tyler Carter (Feat. Luke Holland) "Aint It Fun" (originally performed by Paramore)
2. August Burns Red "Wrecking Ball" (originally performed by Miley Cryus)
3. We Came As Romans "I Knew You Were Trouble" (originally performed by Taylor Swift)
4. Upon A Burning Body (Feat. Ice-T) "Turn Down For What" (originally performed by DJ Snake & Lil Jon)
5. Set It Off "Problem" (originally performed by Ariana Grande Feat. Iggy Azalea)
6. Crown The Empire "Burn" (originally performed by Ellie Goulding)
7. Oceans Ate Alaska "Drunk In Love" (originally performed by Beyonce
Feat. Jay Z)
8. Youth In Revolt "Royals" (originally performed by Lorde)
9. Volumes "Hold On, We're Going Home" (originally performed by Drake)
10. Knuckle Puck "Chocolate" (originally performed by The 1975)
11. Slaves "Sweater Weather" (originally performed by The Neighborhood)
12. State Champs "Stay The Night" (originally performed by Zedd Feat. Haley Williams)
13. Palisades "Happy" (originally performed by Pharrell Williams)

ABOUT PUNK GOES...: The Punk Goes.. series has sold 900,000 albums and 6 million singles in just over a decade and is the top selling compilation in the alternative genre. Prior volumes include Punk Goes Pop, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Punk Goes Classic Rock, 80s, 90s Vol 1 & 2, Punk Goes Crunk, Punk Goes Acoustic 1 & 2, Punk Goes Christmas, and have featured hit bands such as A Day To Remember, The All-American Rejects, Rise Against, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Asking Alexandria, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice and more.

 Feed The Rhino Unleash New Video.

Feed The RhinoTuesday 14th October 2014
After what can only be described as a complete assault on the senses at Download Festival in June - Feed The Rhino are very excited to start their UK Headline tour this week. The Kent bruisers will be joined by Night Verses and Baby Godzilla. What a line up! Ahead of the tour, the band have put out a video for their epic track “The Sorrow & The Sound” taken from their brilliant new album of the same name. Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/1KFJPFqe0Cg
Tour dates are as follows:

October
16th Norwich, Waterfront
17th London, The Underworld (Also signing at the Vans Store Camden at 5:30pm)
18th Bristol, Exchange
19th Birmingham, Asylum
20th Manchester, Sound Control
21st Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
22nd Newcastle, Think Tank
23rd Sheffield, Corporation
24th Southampton, Joiners

Tickets are priced £8 regionally and £9 in London. Tickets are available from http://kililive.com/artists/feed-the-rhino

Every band feel as though they’re a unique proposition but few walk the walk quite like Kent’s Feed The Rhino. Too multi-dimensional for the hardcore scene, way too gritty and willing to burn the rule book to ever be considered a metal band and far too inventive to ever be pigeonholed by punk, Rhino have a history in standing out from the crowd over the course of their short career. It’s been a badge of honour. “We are Feed the Rhino and we don’t need your scene or the latest trend to be somebody”. Only with ‘The Sorrow and The Sound’, they’ve created something more than just being a different flavour and standing out from the crowd. They’ve made an album that throws together the ruthless groove of Pantera, the sinister side of Deftones, the nasty streak of Gallows and their own unique aggression to make something that threatens to obliterate the banality of what you’ve come to expect from a modern rock band.

Feed the Rhino have always specialised in white hot ferocity and a sonic bombardment that feels like a series of body blows to the gut from a heavyweight bare-knuckle boxer, only this time they do so with an increased knowledge of how to harness and release their bombast into something bigger and better. ‘The Sorrow and The Sound’ sees the band (Lee Tobin - Vocals, Oz Craggs - Bass, James Colley aka Jimbo Slice on Guitars, Sam Colley on Guitars and Chris Kybert on Drums) embracing everything they’ve done to this point and claiming victory through embracing all they’ve ever wanted to try without fear of failure.

“We’ve always spread our wings wide enough,” says Craggs, who produced the album as well as playing on it. “We’ve done super heavy stuff to weird ambient stuff but this time, we just wanted to put it all together and not worry about doing anything outside of making something we’re all proud of. No agendas, no worrying about what other people will say. Even in the making of the album, we’ve taken the risk of making a big sounding album for the first time, using techniques that previously we’d avoided through either fear or not knowing whether or not it’s the right thing to do. This time was just about making the best Feed The Rhino album anybody has ever heard.”

Perhaps the most impressive thing about this Feed The Rhino outing is a willingness to embrace more melodic pastures. Don’t read that wrong, there’s no pussying out here whatsoever, there’s just grimy and grungey world-beating choruses on the likes of ‘Behind the Pride’ and ‘Set Sail For Treason’, ‘New Wave’ and ‘Revelation Not Revolution’ have the loutish bounce of old with an impenetrable new focus and melodic nous and sweeping, cinematic epic ‘Black Horse’ will force you to reevaluate what was possible from this band.

Frontman Lee Tobin is a man that’s always been able to snarl savagely and unleash hell from his vocal chords. He’s always been a one-man wrecking ball, the focal point in one of the most primal and barbaric live shows anywhere on earth. This time out, however, he’s a singer. A leader, a presence all over the album that takes his band’s anvil heavy grooves and unrelenting vicious streak and weaves magic within that to craft some of the finest hard rock songs you will hear this year.

Britain has given birth to plenty of bands that have changed the rock landscape in recent years. Feed the Rhino are here to rip it’s throat out. ‘The Sorrow and The Sound’ is not going to be your mum’s favourite album but by god, it’s one of the most powerful hard rock albums you will hear all year.

The Rhino revolution is here. Join them or get the fuck out of their way.

 Royal Blood Announce UK Tour.

Royal BloodTuesday 14th October 2014
After tickets for their upcoming UK and Ireland tour sold-out within just two minutes, Royal Blood can now announce details of a major European tour which includes their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The confirmation of the tour adds to a phenomenal breakthrough year for the duo, which has already seen their Mercury Prize-nominated self-ti