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-titled debut album hit #1 as the highest charting debut rock album in three years.

To coincide with the tour announcement, Royal Blood have also launched the video for their next single ‘Ten Tonne Skeleton’ which impacts on December 1st. The single’s 7” format will feature the previously unreleased track ‘One Trick Pony’ which is now available to pre-order.

Royal Blood’s domestic success is also being building internationally with highlights including another #1 in Ireland, Top 10 positions in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, plus Top 20 placings in numerous countries across Europe.

Recently seen at the Reading, Leeds and Download festivals as well as guests to Arctic Monkeys at two huge shows in London’s Finsbury Park and at Dublin’s Marlay Park, Royal Blood’s newly announced UK tour leg is scheduled as follows:

FEBRUARY
22nd – Glasgow, Barrowland
27th – Plymouth, Pavilions
28th – Bridlington, Spa

MARCH
2nd – Portsmouth, Guildhall
3rd – Newport, Centre
5th – Norwich, UEA
6th – Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
8th – Belfast, Ulster Hall
9th – Dublin, Olympia
11th – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
13th – London, O2 Academy Brixton
14th – Nottingham, Rock City

 Slipknot Announce January 2015 UK Tour.

SlipknotMonday 13th October 2014
The multi-platinum, Grammy-Award-winning, masked beast that is SLIPKNOT is set to make a 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."

The incendiary band's first new music in over six years, the fiercely anticipated, '5; The Gray Chapter' is set for release on 20th October and can be pre-ordered at iTunes ( https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/.5-gray-chapter-special-edition/id911121206) and Amazon ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/5-Gray-Chapter-Special-Edition/dp/B00N0T38LG). The band's lead single from the opus, 'The Devil In I' has just been added to the Radio 1 Playlist and SLIPKNOT's gradual creep on world domination has begun once more. 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.

Special guests on the tour are SLIPKNOT's longtime friends, KORN. An opening band will be confirmed in due course.

Dates stack up as follows:

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

The 'Prepare For Hell' tour tickets go on sale on Friday 17th October at 9am over at https://www.livenation.co.uk, priced £39.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee). A special fan pre-sale will begin on Tuesday 14th October. Register at www.slipknot1.com to gain access. VIP Packages including Meet & Greet available from https://www.VIPNation.eu.

 The Amorettes To Support Black Star Riders.

The AmorettesMonday 13th October 2014
The Amorettes are delighted to announce they will be hitting the road in March 2015 as Special Guests to Europe and Black Star Riders on their UK tour.**

“This is an awesome opportunity.”’ Says Guitarist/Vocalist, Gill Montgomery. “We’ve been working so hard towards a chance like this, and to tour with two amazing bands like Europe and Black Star Riders will be so exciting. We just hope people come in early enough to check us out each night.”

Following an explosive performance at Hard Rock Hell Ibiza in May, The Amorettes continued to cement their reputation as one of the UK’s hottest live acts with an acclaimed performance at UK Steelhouse Festival, in the Special Guest slot behind Sebastian Bach and Black Star Riders, and following up with a dynamic performance on The Jaegermeister stage at Bloodstock Festival, which resulted in a sponsorship arrangement with Jaegermeister. Further club shows across the UK have confirmed the all-girl rockers as a band to watch out for.

In addition to live shows, The Amorettes have confirmed that Grammy winning producer, Chris Tsangarides, will produce their new album, and the band will enter Ecology Room Studios in November to begin the recording process, aiming for a release ahead of the UK tour.

Joey Tempest from Europe “We are very excited to have The Amorettes on this tour with us and Black Star Riders. Having hooked up with them at Steelhouse we know this is a very hot new act that all our fans with dig and are a great addition to the bill”

Black Star Riders Ricky Warwick add’s “We loved The Amorettes when they opened for BSR this last summer - they represent the heart and soul of The Runaways combined with The Donnas with great songs to boot…and even better, they are Scottish!!”

UK Tour dates as Guests of Europe and Black Star Riders are:
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 21: Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
** Guests at March 5th in Glasgow and March 20th in London are TBC

 Mallory Knox To Release New Album.

Mallory KnoxMonday 13th October 2014
Mallory Knox will be releasing their highly anticipated second album ‘Asymmetry’, out 27th October 2014 on Epic Records/Search and Destroy.
Recorded at Moles in Bath and Monnow Valley in Wales with legendary Pixies/Foo Fighters producer Gil Norton, ‘Asymmetry’ finds Mikey Chapman (vocals), Sam Douglas (bass/vocals), Joe Savins (guitar), James Gillett (guitar) and Dave Rawling (drums) giving ‘difficult second album’ syndrome the swerve by taking Mallory’s trademark, anthemic rock sound in all sorts of new directions.

“This album sees us really develop as musicians and as a band,” declares Mikey. Sam describes the all-bangers-no-clangers collection as “the songs that we want to listen right now”.
The band, who formed in Cambridge in 2009, were aware of Norton’s hard taskmaster reputation (“We thought, ‘He’s the man who shouted at Dave Grohl, so he’s definitely going to shout at us’,” laughs Mikey) before the sessions. Yet they forged an excellent working and personal relationship, the veteran producer constantly encouraging the band to experiment and cajoling them to thrilling new heights.

After being premiered on Zane Lowe on Radio 1, which saw the band trend on twitter, first single ‘Ghost In The Mirror’ climbed straight on to the A List at Radio 1.

“We just want to keep climbing,” says Mikey. “I fear for the day when we sit back on our laurels and say, ‘I’m OK with where we are now’. We’ve got to keep developing, keep learning, become better musicians on every level. Don’t shoot for the stars and settle for halfway.”
Mallory Knox will embark on their biggest tour yet in November in support of the Asymmetry. They have recently announced a second London show on 27th November at Electric Ballroom, due to high demand, with support from Frank Iero and the Cellabration, Fort Hope and Mooseblood.

9.11.14 Coventry Kasbah
10.11.14 Glasgow Garage
11.11.14 Newcastle O2 Academy
12.11.14 Leeds Leeds Met University
14.11.14 Liverpool Academy
15.11.14 Manchester Academy
16.11.14 Sheffield Leadmill
17.11.14 Peterborough Cresset
19.11.14 Northampton Roadmenders
20.11.14 Bristol Academy
21.11.14 Oxford Academy
22.11.14 Birmingham Institute
24.11.14 Brighton Concorde 2
25.11.14 Portsmouth Pyramid
26.11.14 London Electric Ballroom
27.11.14 London Electric Ballroom*
*NEW DATE ADDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND

 Blue Pills To Support Rival Sons.

Blue PillsMonday 13th October 2014
Enchanting Swedish Blues quartet Blues Pills are thrilled to be the main support for the UK leg of the Rivals Sons Tour this December.
"We are totally stoked to announce that we will have the honour of supporting the Rival Sons on their UK dates during their upcoming tour. They are such a cool band and we've been daydreaming about opening for them quite awhile now. Were so thankful its actually happening! It will be legendary! Thank you Scott, Mikey, Jay, and David! " Blues Pills

These dates supporting California's classic rockers are in addition to Blues Pills' already announced debut UK headline tour in November, with support from Nuclear Blast label mates The Vintage Caravan, tickets of which are available now and selling fast.

Blues Pills' self-titled debut was released via Nuclear Blast earlier this Summer charting highly across Europe including Top 5 in Germany and #68 in the UK National chart. They charted at #6 in the UK indie chart showing a loyal following with a penchant for vinyl.

'Blues Pills' was produced by the renowned and respected Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD), and the colourful cover art was created by psychedelic artist Marijke Koger-Dunham. The piece was originally painted in the 60's and never used - so with a slight adaptation to contain the Blues PIlls logo, this kept with the bands authentic, but youthful take on the richness of sixties soul and psychedelia.

'Blues Pills' has taken the UK press by storm:
'One of the most exciting album releases of the year so far. Just what the doctor ordered' 8/10 Classic Rock
''Thank feck for Blues Pills who've emerged like a fresh pressed 45 brimming with authenticity and sun-bleached Woodstockian sound.' 4K Kerrang!
'What makes this such a big deal is that it sounds like Blues Pills, not a throwback to a classic regime.' 8/10 Metal Hammer.

Get tickets to see Blues Pills support Rival Sons here:
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/rival-sons-tickets

Full dates below:
Mon 8th December Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
Tues 9th December Wolverhampton Wulfren Hall
Wed 10th December London Forum
Thurs 11th December Manchester Ritz
Sat 13th December Sheffield Leadmill
Sun 14th December Glasgow ABC
Mon 15th December Newcastle Academy
Tues 16th December Norwich UEA

November Blues Pills Headline Tour:
10th November 2014 – Bristol – The Exchange
11th November – Birmingham – The Oobleck
12th November - Manchester – Star and Garter
14th November – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms - FREE ENTRY SHOW
16th November – Glasgow – Audio
18th November – The Dome – London

 Laura Jane Grace Debuts Much Anticipated AOL Series 'True trans With Laura Jane Grace'.

Kaura Jane GraceFriday 10th October 2014
Watch as the rock star and other members of the transgender community tell their honest and brave stories of transition.

https://on.aol.com/truetrans

As an advance celebration of National Coming Out Day, the first four episodes of the highly anticipated series “True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” premieres today on AOL On Originals. The ten-episode series follows transgender pioneer and lead singer of the punk band Against Me!, Laura Jane Grace, who came out as transgender at the height of her music career in 2012.

“True Trans” shares the remarkably real journey of Laura, the most well-known transgender person in music, and other transgender individuals across the country. This unscripted docu-series explores poignant moments from Laura’s life and the overall transition experience. Each short-form episodes will dive deeper into the lives and emotions of this ever-expanding community, revealing the vulnerability and strength behind finding who they really are.

In the first four episodes, viewers and fans will get an up close and personal look at people whose stories are only just beginning to be told -- from recounting memories from childhood, to recognizing moments of gender dysphoria, to finding acceptance and support in the transgender community. Additional episodes of “True Trans” will be released November 4th and November 25th of this year.

Tune in to “True Trans with Laura Jane Grace” today on AOL On Originals.

Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to the UK this November. Catch this incredible band at one of the following venues:

November:
13th Bristol, Bierkeller
14th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
15th Glasgow, King Tuts
16th Leeds, Beckett Students Union
17th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
18th Manchester, Academy 2
19th London, Electric Ballroom

(The very awesome Billy The Kid will support Against Me! on the UK tour)

 Enter Shikari Add Extra London Show.

Enter ShikaiFriday 10th October 2014
Enter Shikari have today added a second date at the legendary London Camden Roundhouse after near selling out the first show in little more than 24 hours. The first show is on Thursday 26th Feb 2015 and was announced earlier this week along with new album ‘The Mindsweep’ and the rest of the Feb 2015 UK Tour. ‘The Mindsweep’ is set for release on 19th Jan 2015.

The second show will take place on Friday 27th Feb 2015.

Tickets will be available from http://www.entershikari.com/shows/
from 5pm today (Friday 10th Oct).
The remaining 100+ tickets for Thursday 26th Feb are available from the same site.

February’s UK tour now looks like this ;

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK - PYRAMIDS
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY
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
FRI 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE

The fourth album ‘The Mindsweep’ will be released on Monday 19th January 2015.

 Hostage Calm Split Up.

Hostage CalmFriday 10th October 2014
Shortly after the release of their fourth studio album 'Die On Stage' via Run For Cover Records, Hostage Calm have sadly announced that the band are calling it a day.

The latest single video from the band for 'A Thousand Miles Away From Here' can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IyQ3hsb7eI

The band released a statement via Facebook last night that read as follows...

"Hostage Calm has broken up. It's too soon, it's too young, and it hurts too much.

All planned shows are canceled. We are still figuring out if and when there will be any final shows.

I want to personally thank every one of you who supported us over the years. You shared so much more with us than you'll ever know. From our music to our politics, you helped make a bunch of Wallingford kids' foolish dreams a reality. It was the great privilege of our young lives.

To all of you who've connected with us, who've grown with us, who've loved, changed, cried, lived with us - and to all of you who will yet - Just know that we loved what we did, and we could never have done it alone. "I've been a hero, and I've been a fool. And all of it for you."

Yours Forever,
Hostage Calm"

 Crossfaith Unleash Mini Documentary.

CrossfaithFriday 10th October 2014
Are you ready for Crossfaith’s biggest ever UK headline tour to date? The metal and electro mash-up masters from Japan have today unveiled a mini documentary from the day they stormed the main stage at this years Reading Festival to help fans get warmed up for what is sure to be an epic show.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhGVnmLTg98&feature=youtu.be

The UK leg of the tour kicks off this November and comes with support from Silent Screams, coldrain and Cytota.

Catch Crossfaith on the following dates:
NOV 17 - Bristol, Anson Rooms
NOV 18 - Brighton, Concorde 2
NOV 20 - London, Koko
NOV 21 - Birmingham, The Library @ The Institute
NOV 22 - Newcastle, University
NOV 23 - Glasgow, Garage
NOV 24 - Manchester, Academy 2

 The Blackout Release Brand New Video For 'Wolves'.

The BlackoutThursday 9th October 2014
The Blackout have just released their first video from the forthcoming EP out 27th October. Lead single ‘Wolves’ was the Radio 1 rock shows ‘Rockest Record’ recently and is now ‘C list’ on the station.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdBYNtjLOF0

The band will head out on the road in November with Yashin & When We Were Wolves. The tour will see them put an end to a turbulent 18 months in camp Blackout including their album tour being postponed due to a sudden and shocking neurological issue with singer Gavin Butler and will be supported by a self-released EP ‘Wolves’ due out 27th October. ‘Wolves’ was made by raising proceeds through Kickstarter and the band reached target in just 3 hours.

‘Wolves’ was “born from the previous, frustrating year” says Gavin Butler. “It took a lot of determination and sacrifice to pick ourselves up and carry on with The Blackout. The main reason this happened was our vision for ‘Wolves’. Writing these songs not only gave us a way to vent our frustrations but gave us a fresh fervor for making music and the much needed awakening to the fact that we all love being a band. So we thought, lets just take back control.”

TOUR DATES with support Yashin & When We Were Wolves:
Sun 2nd Nov Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 3rd Nov, Leeds Uni SU
Tues 4th Nov Sound Control, Manchester
Weds 5th Nov King Tuts, Glasgow
Thurs 6th Nov Corporation, Sheffield
Sat 8th Nov Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Sun 9th Nov Fleece,Bristol
Mon 10th Nov Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Tues 11th Nov Solus, Cardiff
Weds 12th Nov 1865, Southampton
Thurs 13rd Nov Scala, London

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 The Ordinary Boys To Release New Single Ahead Of November Tour.

Ordinary BoysThursday 9th October 2014
‘Awkward’ is the first song from the Ordinary Boys since teaming up with Louis Jones from celebrated power-pop band Spectrals. Singer, Preston, currently enjoys a successful career as a songwriter for artists including John Newman and Chloe Howl, and earned a number one with 'Heart Skips a Beat' for Olly Murs. After reuniting with James and Charlie from their critically acclaimed debut 'Over the Counter Culture' they played a one-off, last-minute sweaty, sold-out show at ‘Birthdays’ in Dalston and went into Lighthouse95 with Rory Attwell who produced The Vaccines, Veronica Falls and Palma Violets.

They've booked a UK tour which begins next month in Manchester where they will be showcasing their new material and playing some old favourites. The band are currently in the studio with MJ from Hookworms recording more songs for an album to be released early next year.

Awkward, on which Louis and Preston share vocal duties, is a taster of things to come.

"It’s a glorious hymn to saying the right thing in the wrong way, a bittersweet pop punk paean to messing things up. We think it’s pretty special….(Preston)"

LISTEN HERE https://m.soundcloud.com/theordinaryboysofficial/awkward

THE ORDINARY BOYS TOUR DATES
• November 18 - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
• November 19 - Newcastle, Think Tank
• November 21 - Glasgow, King Tuts
• November 22 - Leeds, Cockpit
• November 23 - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
• November 25 - Nottingham, Bodega
• November 26 - London, XOYO
• November 27 - Bristol, Louisiana
• November 28 - Southampton, Joiners

 Snot Announce First Ever UK Tour.

SnotThursday 9th October 2014
17 years on from their genre defining, cult classic debut album “Get Some” - SNOT will finally hit the UK in February 2015 for their FIRST EVER tour across the pond. The band will be playing “Get Some” in memory of their late singer Lynn Strait who sadly passed away in a car accident in 1998.

Be sure to catch a show at one of the following venues:

February:
10th Southampton, Joiners
11th Plymouth, The Hub
12th Bristol, The Exchange
13th Stoke, The Underground
14th Newcastle, The Cluny
15th Glasgow, Audio 14
16th Huddersfield, The Parish
17th Nottingham, Rock City Basement
18th Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
19th London, The Garage
20th Brighton, Audio

Tickets are available now from the links above or http://www.seetickets.com

From the birth of the Santa Barbara, California based band in 1994, SNOT was a controversial force in the underground music scene. With a primordial mix of hardcore punk, metal, and funk – members Lynn Strait (vox), Mikey Doling (guitar), Sonny Mayo (guitar), John “Tumor” Fahnestock (bass), and Jamie Miller (drums) wreaked havoc up and down the west coast as they quickly began sharing stages and sold out shows with bands such as System Of A Down and Incubus.

SNOT were signed by Geffen Records in 1996 and in 1997 released their only full length album, “Get Some” which has since become an underground cult classic. The band toured the US in ’97 and ‘98 with bands such as Deftones, Incubus, Sevendust, Machine Head, Soulfly, Sugar Ray and Coal Chamber before securing a slot on Ozzfest ’98 where they received incredible praise from metal fans, their musical peers, and law enforcement officers when lead singer, Lynn Strait, was arrested for indecent exposure after popping out of Limp Bizkit’s 13 foot toilet stage prop completely naked and appearing to be receiving oral sex in front of 20,000 fans.

SNOT were on their way to becoming a huge success (as many of their peers went on to be). But tragically, Lynn Strait was killed in a car accident on December 11th, 1998. SNOT disbanded and the surviving members went onto play in the bands Soulfly, Channel Zero, Sevendust, Amen, LoPro, and Abloom- just to name a few.

In late 2000, “Strait Up”, a tribute album to the late Lynn Strait was released on Immortal Records. It featured the music slated to be on the next SNOT album with guest vocals by the likes of Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), and many more.

In 2008 and 2009, SNOT decided to go out again and rock together with fill in vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy), paying tribute to their fallen brother, Lynn. They toured the western US with Devildriver and did a national tour with Mudvayne and 10 Years. After those tours the guys decided they’d had fun, but it was enough for the time being and went back to their lives outside of the band.

Earlier this year, the band played a string of shows in Southern California and have a US tour planned for December followed by their first ever UK and European dates in February and March 2015. This time vocalist CARL BENSLEY from Los Angeles based band VITIATE will be filling the giant shoes of LYNN STRAIT!!

 Yellowcard And Less Than Jake Announce Co-headline Tour.

YellowcardWednesday 8th October 2014
Bringing some sunshine to the UK in March 2015 - Less Than Jake and Yellowcard have announced a co-headline tour. They will also be joined by Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

"The Florida connection and connected history with Yellowcard makes this tour a perfect reconnection with friends and past tourmates." Says Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello, "bringing Florida on tour to the UK Shores, it's a perfect time of year for this tour to happen with our friends in Yellowcard."

Officially back in the “fat folds” Less Than Jake released their latest album “See The Light” on Fat Wreck Chords in November 2013. Their harmonious career, now spanning two decades, is tantamount to their status as genre leaders. The connection with their fans, crew, past labels and folks who've interviewed them all comes down to a kinetic energy that embraces the band’s longevity and keeps what they do fresh, respectable and exciting. One of the hardest working bands in rock ’n roll - Less Than Jake tirelessly tour the globe bringing their infectious blend of pop punk and ska to fans across the planet. This summer also saw the band perform their 365th show on the legendary Vans Warped Tour.

Yellowcard released their new album ‘Lift A Sail’ this week to mass critical acclaim, with their latest single ‘Transmission Home’ being play-listed across specialist radio.


"One of our first officially booked tours was in 2003 with Less Then Jake. How amazing to be reuniting for this tour of Europe 12 years later with both of us still going strong" - Yellowcard

Catch this great line up at one of the following shows:

March:

4th Glasgow O2 Academy
5th Birmingham, O2 Academy
6th Newcastle O2 Academy
7th Nottingham O2 Academy
9th London, KOKO
10th London, KOKO
12th Manchester, Academy
13th Bristol, O2 Academy
14th Leeds O2 Academy

 Avatar To Tour With The Defiled.

AvatarWednesday 8th 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 Sugarmillw/ 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

 We Are The Ocean Unleash New Single.

We Are The OceanWednesday 8th October 2014
Premiered last night as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ on BBC Radio 1 and before heading out on their UK headline tour on October 14th, We Are The Ocean today reveal new track ‘ARK.’ The first new music from WATO since 2012’s ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow,’ ‘ARK’ showcases WATO’s mastery of the epic chorus and their touch with driving guitars, whilst bringing in elements of orchestration and the dramatics touched upon on their ‘Live from Middle Farm Studios’ record, featured on the deluxe edition of ‘Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow.’ ‘ARK’ is available for free download from http://www.wearetheocean.co.uk.

With strings from critically acclaimed composer Simon Dobson (Madness, King Blues) and recorded once again with Peter Miles who recorded their previous two albums (Go Now and Live & Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow), ‘ARK’ is very much a continuation of the second era of We Are The Ocean, with Liam Cromby flexing his vocal talents fronting the band once again, joined by Alfie Sculley on lead guitar, Jack Spence on bass and Tom Whittaker on drums.

Taking in 10 dates across the UK, WATO will take new music out on the road amongst old classics. These shows will represent the bands first live outing, since bringing their 2012 UK tour to a stunning climax at London’s Koko. Joining them on the road will be Kerrang ‘Best British Newcomer’ award nominated Decade along with Newcastle foursome, Boy Jumps Ship. WATO will also play a standalone show in Norwich at the beginning of the month, with support from Yearbook and Under the Influence.

Live Dates
Thu 9 Oct 2014 Norwich, The Owl Sanctuary (w. sppt from Yearbook & Under The Influence)
Tue 14 Oct 2014 Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
Wed 15 Oct 2014 Bristol, Fleece
Thu 16 Oct 2014 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sat 18 Oct 2014 Birmingham, Academy 2
Sun 19 Oct 2014 Manchester, Academy 3
Mon 20 Oct 2014 Leeds, Cockpit
Tue 21 Oct 2014 Edinburgh, Liquid Room
Thu 23 Oct 2014 London, Scala
Fri 24 Oct 2014 Reading, The Bowery District
Sat 25 Oct 2014 Liverpool, Shipping Forecast

 Rixton Announces UK Tour.

RixtonWednesday 8th October 2014
Manchester four-piece Rixton are delighted to announce that their eagerly awaited debut album, Let The Road, will be released in the UK on March 2nd on School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope via Polydor Records. The album features songs co-written by the band and their producer Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Maroon 5), as well as one song written by Ed Sheeran.

Let The Road is available to for D2C pre-order via the following link - https://store.universalmusic.com/rixton/ - and at all digital partners from today with fans receiving two of the album tracks immediately – the no.1 single ‘Me & My Broken Heart’ and the un-released ‘Appreciated’. The album’s second single “Wait On Me,” a synth-driven slice of über-pop with an irresistible reggae-lilt at its heart, was premiered on Radio 1 by Scott Mills and is released in the UK on November 16th.

The ten-track album showcases just why Rixton have made such a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic this year with their sophisticated take on modern pop. Starting with the close-harmony acapella of the title track, ‘Let The Road’ then explodes into action with ‘Wait On Me’ before the soaringly beautiful ‘Appreciated’ and epic rock of ‘Beautiful Excuses’, led by Charley Bagnell’s emotive lead guitar and Danny Wilkin’s piano, expands Rixton’s sonic template further.

The worldwide hit ‘Me & My Broken Heart’ leads into the Ed Sheeran-penned instant classic of ‘Hotel Ceiling’, followed by the playful reggae of ‘I Like Girls’ with its tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Two of the biggest album highlights come in the form of ‘Speakerphone’, the track that brought them early recognition on YouTube and is a firm live favourite, and the falsetto floor-filler that is ‘We All Want The Same Thing’, which has the all the hallmarks of a global dancefloor smash.

The album closes with ‘Whole’, bringing the album full circle with an acapella intro leading into a heart-breakingly dramatic ballad.

“Let The Road is something we're incredibly proud of,” says lead singer Jake Roche. “Songs have survived 6 years to make it on this album, back when me and Danny were writing in the caravan having no idea where they would end up. We feel incredibly humbled to be able to share this with our fans, and we hope you enjoy listening to it, just as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Let The Road album tracklist
1. Let The Road
2. Wait On Me
3. Appreciated
4. Beautiful Excuses
5. Me And My Broken Heart
6. Hotel Ceiling
7. I Like Girls
8. Speakerphone
9. We All Want The Same Thing
10. Whole

Later this month Rixton will perform at the Radio 1 Teen Awards before setting out on their biggest-ever UK headline tour on October 22nd, playing 13 cities around the country.


OCTOBER
22nd – Oxford, O2 Academy2
23rd – Birmingham, O2 Academy2
24th – Leicester O2 Academy2
26th – Manchester, Academy2
28th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
29th – Leeds Cockpit 1
30th – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
31st – Glasgow, Oran Mor

NOVEMBER
2nd – Sheffield, O2 Academy2
3rd – London, Koko
4th – Southampton, Brook
6th – Brighton, Concorde2
7th – Cardiff CF10

 Black Label Society Announce 2015 UK Tour.

Black Label SocietyWednesday 8th October 2014
Following on from their highest ever UK charting album ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ via Mascot Label Group (home to Joe Bonamassa, Volbeat, Gov’t Mule, Beth Hart, Vandenberg’s MoonKings) earlier this year, Black Label Society have announced their 2015 tour dates.

Black label Society - February 2015

Wednesday 11 O2 ABC Glasgow
Thursday 12 The Institute, Birmingham
Friday 13 The Roundhouse, London
Saturday 14 O2 Academy Bristol
Sunday 15 O2 Academy Leeds
Tuesday 17 The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich
Wednesday 18 Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 19 Manchester Academy

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 10th October priced £20 regionally and £25 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Bringing his guitar wizardry and guttural blues to the road; Zakk Wylde along with Dario Lorina (Guitar), John DeServio (Bass) and Jeff Fabb (Drums) will play 8 dates for the UK faithful; giving them the opportunity to see the brooding intensity, swampy nihilism and explosive swagger of ‘Catacombs..’ for the first time since their formidable main stage performance at this years’ Download Festival.

Speaking of the new album experience Wylde explains “Every time you’re going to make a new record, it’s exciting. When you’re in the studio you can approach it like Salvador Dali where you’ve got a blank canvas in front of you. You can paint a little bit, sit back and look at it and go, ‘Oh man, let’s add a little more red over here, let’s make this darker over there.’ Because live? It’s a free-for-all. People are bleeding. There’s fire going on. You’re getting attacked by grizzly bears…”

If 2013s ‘Unblackened’ live album found Black Label Society in a mellower mood then ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’, their 10th studio album sees them throw down the gauntlet as the runaway beast that they really are in which Metal Hammer described the album as “a metal warrior returning to former glories”.

From his 20 years with Ozzy Osbourne and his inception of Black Label Society in 1998 Wylde has widely been considered as one of modern rocks’ true guitar heroes with his taste for metal, blues, doom and southern rock. He recently won the accolade of ‘Metal Guru’ from Classic Rock as well as a ‘Golden God’ from Metal Hammer and ‘Best Guitarist’ from Revolver to cement this status. His collaborations have led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling ‘No More Tears’ for which Wylde wrote all the music.

Get ready for February 2015 as Black Label Society are back to bring the noise.

2015 UK TOUR

WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY O2 ABC, GLASGOW
THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY THE INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM
FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY THE ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON
SATURDAY 14 FEBRUARY O2 ACADEMY, BRISTOL
SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS
TUESDAY 17 FEBRUARY UEA, NORWICH
WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY ROCK CITY, NOTTINGHAM
THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY MANCHESTER ACADEMY

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY MELKWEG, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY ANCIENNE BELIGIQUE, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY BATSCHKAPP, DORTMUND, GERMANY
WEDNESDAY 25 FEBRUARY FZW FREIZEITENTRUM WEST, FRANKFURT, GERMANY
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THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY LE BATACLAN, PARIS, FRANCE

SUNDAY 1 MARCH TRAIN, AARHUS, DENMARK
TUESDAY 3 MARCH ROCKEFELLER MUSIC HALL. OSLO, NORWAY
FRIDAY 6 MARCH NOSTURI, HELSINKI, FINLAND
SUNDAY 8 MARCH ROCK CAFÉ, TALLINN, ESTONIA
MONDAY 9 MARCH FORUM PALACE, VILNUS, LITHUANIA
WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH B90, GDANSK, POLAND
THURSDAY 12 MARCH CLUB STUDIO, KRAKOW, POLAND
SATURDAY 14 MARCH Z7, BASLE, SWITZERLAND
SUNDAY 15 MARCH LES DOCKS, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

 Enter Shikari Announces 2015 Tour.

Enter ShikariWednesday 8th October 2014
ENTER SHIKARI unveil details of their fourth studio album today, along with an extensive European and UK tour for early 2015.

‘THE MINDSWEEP’ will be released in the UK on Monday 19th January 2015, via Ambush Reality / Play It Again Sam, and is the result of a month spent at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire last spring, once again with Dan Weller in the producer’s chair.
The album’s twelve tracks were mixed by Jeremy Wheatley (The Vaccines, Dizzee Rascal, Sugababes, Bon Jovi) in London through summer 2014.

‘The Mindsweep’ comes almost exactly three years to the day after the release of the band’s last full-length album, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’. On release, ‘…Flash Flood’ 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.

2013 saw Enter Shikari release three stand-alone singles (once again recorded with Dan Weller), headline the second stage at Download Festival, headline the UK Warped Tour at London’s 10,000 capacity Alexandra Palace, and form an electronic alter-ego called Shikari Sound System to headline a stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals.

So far in 2014, the band have toured the USA as a main stage act on the legendary Warped Tour, played massive shows in Russia, performed at Reading & Leeds Festival and are currently on a short tour of Central / Eastern Europe.
Not bad for a ‘year off’.

On the subject of ‘The Mindsweep’, vocalist Rou Reynolds had this to say ;
“We pushed ourselves vocally with some of the rawest angriest vocals we've ever done as well as some of the most dulcet and delicate. It's even more diverse than normal as we've built more confidence and fearlessness to widen our influences further. Melody and aggression will always be an important side of what we do, but with this album there was also a concerted effort to concentrate on texture too. Alongside the core of our guitar, bass, drums, electronics set-up, there's so much new instrumentation and orchestration. Writing for and recording woodwind, brass and strings was so rewarding and really felt like it brought a new dimension to the music.
Just can't wait to play these songs live now!”

Mr Plug Lazonby, chief whip-cracker at Enter Shikari’s Japanese label Hostess Entertainment Unlimited, had THIS to say ;
“fuck’s sake - it`s a double-barrelled, double-battery, double-fisted spacehopper!”

Tracklist;
1. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I
2. The One True Colour
3. Anaesthetist
4. The Last Garrison
5. Never Let Go Of The Microscope
6. Myopia
7. Torn Apart
8. interlude
9. The Bank Of England
10. There’s A Price On Your Head
11. Dear Future Historians...
12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II

Enter Shikari kicks of 2015 with touring across Europe and the UK. Their first protracted period of headline touring since spring 2013 (their only UK headline show of 2014 was a hometown-ish show at Hatfield Forum that sold out of its 1600 tickets within about 3 hours of going on sale).

TICKETS AND ALBUM PRE-ORDERS GO ON SALE AT

WWW.ENTERSHIKARI.COM

FROM MIDDAY THURSDAY 9TH OCTOBER

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE - AB BOX
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE - MELKWEG
SUN 11 HEREFORD, DE - X
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
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY
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

 Reef announce 2015 UK Tour.

ReefWednesday 8th October 2014
Following their 20th anniversary tour last year, REEF – Gary Stringer, Jack Bessant, Jesse Wood and Dominic Greensmith – today announce a new 13 date tour for 2015, calling at:

REEF 2015 UK Tour

March
Wednesday 4th Brighton Concorde
Thursday 5th Reading Sub89
Friday 6th Bristol O2 Academy
Saturday 7th Barnstable Factory
Thursday 19th London Scala
Friday 20th Liverpool O2 Academy
Saturday 21st Manchester Academy 2
Thursday 26th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Friday 27th Norwich Waterfront

April
Thursday 2nd Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Friday 3rd Aberdeen Garage
Saturday 4th Inverness Iron Works
Sunday 5th Newcastle Riverside

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 10th October priced £18.50 regionally and £25 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Formed in 1993, REEF released their first single ‘Good Feeling’ in 1994, support slots with Paul Weller, Soundgarden and The Rolling Stones, shortly followed along with their debut album ‘Replenish’ which gained Gold status and hit Number 9 in the UK album charts.

The band’s second album, the 1997 release 'Glow', went straight to Number 1 in the UK album charts and spawned the band’s biggest hit 'Place Your Hands', along with three other Top 40 singles. The album also provided a platform for the band to tour all over the world as well as headline The Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival. ‘Glow’ was then followed by the Number 3 album ‘Rides’ in 1999, 2000’s ‘Getaway’ and their final album ‘Together’ in 2003.

After over six years of pursuing solo projects, REEF reunited in 2010 for a run of sell out shows throughout the UK, as well as slots at Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight festivals. They went on to release an all-encompassing box set of their recorded work through Metropolis Music in 2012, which paved the way for their 20th anniversary tour in 2013.

The group recorded two new tracks after the tour which were to be their last with original guitarist Kenwyn House, who decided to leave the band after a final show together at Donington Park in April 2014. Following auditions it was later announced that Jesse Wood (The Ronnie Wood Band, The Faces, Red Racer) was to be the new guitarist for REEF.

After being approached by film director Heidi Greensmith to write new material for the forthcoming Vortex Pictures release ‘Winter’, the band wrote the new song 'Barking At Trees' for the film, which will be released with a second new song entitled ‘You Got It’ on 7'' vinyl and cd single during November 2014.

 Beans On Toast To Release His Traditional 1st December Album.

Beans On ToastTuesday 7th 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.

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

 Dumbjaw To Release Debut Single.

DumbjawTuesday 7th October 2014
Dumbjaw is pleased to announce the release of their debut single “Dissociative”, on November 24th 2014 via Maybe Records.

‘Dissociative’ is high octane, groove heavy with stacks of attitude. Crunching riffs and raucous drums create a solid feel that echo the likes of The Butthole Surfers.

Taking influences and sounding in the same ilk of Barkmarket, Dumbjaw take the heavier side of grunge with punk integrity to create a fresh and contemporary sound that stands alone.

Dumbjaw have been a strong force on the underground scene proving themselves from the very first show to a series of London based festivals including Oxjam and Nightmare in Camden (Chris McCormack’s sister festival to Camden Rocks).

Dumbjaw will be playing the following dates in 2014, with a debut album due out at the start of next year.

October
Thurs 23rd – The Good Ship, Soho
Sat 25th - The Monarch (Oxjam)
Fri 31st - St Giles Church, Soho
November:
Sat 1st – Good Mixer – Nightmare On Camden – 2pm
26th - Barfly, Camden

Dumbjaw’s single ‘Dissociative’ will be released November 24th through Maybe Records.

http://www.soundcloud.com/dumbjaw
http://www.facebook.com/dumbjaw

 Rival Sons For Later With Jools Holland.

Rival SonsTuesday 7th October 2014
With elements of psychedelia and more than a nod to soul the new Rival Sons album ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ received rave reviews when it was released earlier this year. This, their fifth record in as many years saw the band yet again recording live in Nashville, using 50’s gear borrowed from Sun studios, and firmly planted their west coast sun-kissed rock as a record that felt at home with the loose revivalism of Jack White, the garage rock of The Monks and the soul of Alabama Shakes.

Now the band are set to make their first appearance on ‘Later With Jools Holland’ which airs on October 14TH and 17th. They will be previewing their new single ‘Good Things’ whose video will be released later this year.

The band also appear stateside on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on October 9th.

Rival Sons previously announced a UK tour for December - dates below. Both the Manchester and Sheffield dates have already sold out

Dec. 08 - Portsmouth, UK - Pyramid Centre
Dec. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Dec. 10 - London, UK - The Forum
Dec. 11 - Manchester, UK - The Ritz SOLD OUT
Dec. 13 - Sheffield, UK – Leadmill SOLD OUT
Dec. 14 - Glasgow, UK - ABC
Dec. 15 - Newcastle, UK - Academy
Dec. 16 - Norwich, UK - UEA

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

BloodstockTuersday 7th October 2014
While other festivals are still figuring out their 2015 plan, the band announcements continue over at BLOODSTOCK HQ! Three more bands join the already announced WITHIN TEMPTATION, OPETH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN and SEPULTURA on the Ronnie James Dio stage, and in this release, thrash fans are in for a treat.

First up are DEATH DTA. Formed to keep the musical legacy of legendary DEATH frontman, Chuck Schuldiner alive, the band’s touring line up changes often, but the DEATH DTA stage family for 2015 features Steve Di Giorgio (Death, Testament, Sadus), Gene Hoglan (Death, Dark Angel, Testament), Bobby Koelble (Death) and Max Phelps (Cynic). Check out TVRockLive’s informative DTA mini doc shot at Hellfest this year, with the band and their manager Eric Greif discussing Chuck and the ongoing project; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FURkaGzugQ0.
Follow all the DEATH DTA news on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeathDTATours

East Coast thrash legends, NUCLEAR ASSAULT also join the bill and celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2015. Bassist Dan Lilker informs us, “In 2015, it will be 30 years since NUCLEAR ASSAULT solidified our lineup and started making a name for ourselves in the metal/crossover scene. To commemorate this, the band will write and record another album and play some shows for a 'Final Assault.' The live front will be of a limited nature due to the reality of people in the band having careers that they can't just walk away from for the time needed to go tour the world like we did in the '80s. Nevertheless, we will try to do whatever we can, especially in the summer to get out there and thrash for everyone again. Progress on writing will not go quickly due to a couple of facts; we are geographically challenged, so can't just jam once a week like we used to, and we want to make sure that this album is really killer so we can go out with a big bang.” Stay in touch with the latest news over at https://www.facebook.com/NuclearAssaultOfficial.
Check out this badass clip from 1989 of the band slaying ‘Critical Mass’ live at Hammersmith Odeon; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAurL-Y2zyQ.

Seminal California thrashers, DARK ANGEL are also set for a rare appearance. After reforming last year after an extended hiatus, the band have been playing very selected shows in the US and Europe, and we’re excited to welcome them to Catton Park in 2015. Check out this teaser clip of the band in rehearsals earlier this year; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcSLfm2rjuU. To keep up to date with the latest DARK ANGEL news, check out: https://www.facebook.com/darkangelthrashofficial.

Want an easy way of getting to the site? 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 camping gear direct to the festival grounds! Choose from 26 locations direct to Catton Park, from £37 upwards: BIRKENHEAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRIDGEND, BRISTOL, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE, NEWPORT, OXFORD, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, STOCKPORT, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, WARRINGTON and WORCESTER. To guarantee your return seat, click 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.

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.

 Capture The Crown Release Video For 'Firestarter'.

Capture The CrownTuesday 7th October 2014
Australian metalcore band Capture the Crown have unveiled an official video for the single ‘Firestarter’.

Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/n_QM0r5vUt8

The video was directed by Shan Dan of http://www.Shadowborngroup.com. When talking about ‘Firestarter’, vocalist Jeffrey Welfare said the following;

"I was in a fire when I was younger, I had third degree burns all over my body, my face, everywhere. So it’s personal. We tried to make it into a universal song, don't take your life for granted and appreciate what you've got because it can be taken away from you very easily." -Jeffrey Wellfare

‘Reign Of Terror’ is available now via Artery Recordings

 Feed The Rhino Announces Vans Instore Signing.

Feed The RhinoTuesday 7th October 2014
Feed The Rhino have announced a signing at the Vans Store in Camden Town ahead of their show at The Underworld on Oct 17th. The band will be signing any cd, poster, limb that is put in front of them from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. The address of the store is 191 Camden High Street and its directly opposite Camden Town Tube Station.

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 be heading out on a UK this October. The Kent bruisers will be joined by Night Verses and Baby Godzilla. What a line up!

Tour dates are as follows:

October
16th Norwich, Waterfront
17th London, The Underworld
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 also 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.

 The Treatment Release New Video.

The TreatmentMonday 6th October 2014
The Treatment today embark on the second leg of their ‘Running With The Dogs’ UK headline tour in support of the album of the same name, available now via Spinefarm Records. The band are also confirmed for the Soundwave Festival run in February / March 2015 – this will be the first time The Treatment have visited Australia.

In addition to this, the band have released a new single / video, titled ‘The Outlaw’; taken from ‘Running With The Dogs’, this live fave has been remixed by US producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, etc.) and comes with a previously unreleased version of the track.

Purchase the single via iTunes here: http://po.st/tttoiT

Check out the video clip for ‘The Outlaw’ Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zqPrtTutfI

The 15-date ‘Second Bite’ UK tour kicks off at the Think Tank in Newcastle on October 6th and finishes at the Audio in Brighton on October 23rd ; support on all shows comes from groovy rock ‘n’ rollers Buffalo Summer and Aussie party rockers Massive, making their debut appearance on UK soil.

“We're absolutely stoked to be heading out again in the UK,” says Treatment frontman Matt Jones. “The first leg of the tour in February was so much fun that we thought we should do it all again! Opening for the likes of Aerosmith & ZZ Top has been amazing, but we now have a full set planned for October – and rest assured, we’ll be taking things up another gear… with one or two surprises! We’re delighted that Buffalo Summer and Massive can join us, because we want each of the shows to be a full-on experience from beginning to end. A proper night of rock ‘n’ roll, no half-measures!”

THE ‘SECOND BITE’ UK TOUR:-
OCTOBER 2014
06 Think Tank, Newcastle
07 O2 ABC 2, Glasgow
08 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
09 Roadmender, Northampton
10 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
11 Corporation, Sheffield
12 East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
14 The Key Club, Leeds (moved due to the closure of The Cockpit)
15 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16 Underworld, London
17 Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
19 The Studio, Norwich
20 Joiners, Southampton
21 Cavern Club, Exeter
23 Audio, Brighton

 Gerard Way Releases New Single.

Gerard WayMonday 6th 2014
The return of former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way is quickly gaining momentum. Glowing reviews for his Britpop-inspired solo debut album ‘Hesitant Alien’ were soon followed by a strong chart position, while his triumphant shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals were followed by the announcement of a headline tour which sold-out immediately.

His renaissance continues with the November 17th release of his new single ‘Millions’. A rush of melody that filters Sixties pop through Nineties indie, ‘Millions’ was produced by Doug McKean, mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys) and features backing vocals courtesy of Gerard’s brother Mikey Way.

“I wanted to make the small things sound big,” explains Gerard regarding the direction he took on ‘Hesitant Alien’. “My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.”

Gerard Way will return to the UK next month to embark upon his debut sold-out tour and will return in January for a recently added date at the O2 Brixton Academy – more shows will be announced imminently.

November – SOLD-OUT
5th – Manchester, Ritz
6th – Oxford, O2 Academy
7th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
9th – Cardiff, University Students’ Union – Y Plas
10th – London Koko

January
23rd – London, O2 Brixton Academy (ADDED DATE)

Tickets for the Brixton show are on sale now, priced at £26.50.

 Steel Panther Release Video For 'Pussywhipped'.

Steel PantherFriday 3rd October 2014
Steel Panther, who recently announced their biggest ever UK tour to date which includes a London show at Wembley Arena, have unveiled a ballsy new video for album track 'Pussywhipped'.

Check out the video here: http://vevo.ly/aSYTTJ

2014 has seen the band grab the highest chart debut of their career with their latest album, All You Can Eat, released on Open E Records via Kobalt Label Services. The album stormed the top of the charts landing at number 12 on the UK Album Chart. This year also saw Steel Panther perform a raucous and packed out set on the main stage of Download Festival.

Steel Panther was, for a long time, rock’s best-kept secret: a cult legend on the LA scene. But in recent years due to the success of their albums (all of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Comedy Album Charts), and live shows, the band has enjoyed huge acclaim from fans and peers alike. Steel Panther has been joined on stage by a who’s who of musical icons such as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Paul Stanley of KISS, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Billy Ray Cyrus, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Green Day to name a few.

Tour dates are as follows:

MARCH 2015
FRIDAY 6th O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
MONDAY 9th O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
THURSDAY 12th CIVIC HALL WOLVERHAMPTON
SATURDAY 14th THE SSE ARENA LONDON, WEMBLEY

Tickets will be priced at £21.50 regionally and £24.00 in London. VIP packages will be available to meet the band and gets lots of extra perks – check out http://steelpantherrocks.com/news/tour-dates for more details!

 Against Me To Release New Single.

Agaisnt MeFriday 3rd October 2014
Laura Jane Grace is the most visible transgender woman in music today, but that doesn’t mean the Against Me! frontwoman has it all figured out. In her upcoming AOL Originals series, True Trans With Laura Jane Grace, the rocker travels around the US and meets with a number of transgender men and women to talk about their hardships, coming out, transitioning and just how messy the idea of gender can be.

“The opportunity I had while shooting this show was nothing short of tremendous,” Grace says of the show “Getting the chance to listen to other people tell their stories of how life shaped their identities and views on gender couldn’t help but further inform my own understanding of just how complicated and also how simple all of it really is.”

The 10-part documentary series, which kicks off with four episodes on October 10th in honor of National Coming Out Day (Oct 11th), also takes a look at Grace’s life as a mother, wife and rock star since she came out as transgender at age 31 in a 2012 Rolling Stone profile. True Trans closes out a banner year, not just for transgender visibility in the media, but also for Grace and her band: in January, Against Me! released its sixth album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”, which heartbreakingly chronicles Grace’s struggle with gender identity — and whose ferocious new single “True Trans Soul Rebel” (out November 24th) also lent the show its title.

Listen to the new single “True Trans Soul Rebel” here:
https://soundcloud.com/xtramilerecordings/2-true-trans-soul-rebel/s-EWtK3

Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to the UK this November. Catch this incredible band at one of the following venues:

November:
13th Bristol, Bierkeller
14th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
15th Glasgow, King Tuts
16th Leeds, Beckett Students Union
17th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
18th Manchester, Academy 2
19th London, Electric Ballroom

(The very awesome Billy The Kid will support Against Me! on the UK tour)

Ticket Link: http://www.gigsandtours.com/go/againstme

 Set It Off Reveal New Song.

Set It OffFriday 3rd October 2014
Tampa, FL-based pop outfit Set It Off is premiering another new song from their highly anticipated sophomore full-length, Duality. 'Tomorrow' – which features Jason Lancaster (Go Radio) – can be heard now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RopXemSeYyw

"This song is for anyone who loved our song 'Dream Catcher' from our previous album Cinematics – because it's actually a sequel to that song. There are so many hidden things in this song and this track actually took a lot of melodies and progressions from a previous song I wrote before our Horrible Kids EP even came out. In that old demo, I wrote a bridge that I remember thinking, "No one but Jason Lancaster should be singing this part..." Well, when working on "Tomorrow" I brought that bridge back and threw it in there and realized I had to reach out to him. So I did and he said yes and was really excited about the track! It's not every day you have such an elaborate idea of what you want something to be and you, as an artist, are able to accomplish every goal you had in that song," shares vocalist Cody Carson.

"When I got the mix back with Jason on it, I legit shed a tear. I am so proud of this and the message it has. We all have bumpy roads in our lives, we have definitely had one but nothing is going to stand in our way. We have tomorrow and each day we will take FULL advantage of the time we have been given. This one is for the dream catchers."

Duality will be out on October 13 via Rude Records. Album pre-orders are available now through http://smarturl.it/DualityPreorders and on digital retailers http://smarturl.it/DualityiTunes.

The band is currently offering 'Why Worry' and 'N.M.E.' as instant grat tracks with pre-orders. On October 7, 'Tomorrow' will also become available as an instant grat track with pre-orders.

This Fall, Set It Off will share the stage with Black Veil Brides and Falling In Reverse on a massive US tour, which will kick off on October 21 in Niagara Falls.

 Turbogeist To Tour With The Black Spiders.

TurbogeistFriday 3rd October 2014
LONDON-BASED punk rockers Turbogeist will join the UK’s very own ‘masters of the meaty riff’ Black Spiders on a 6-date UK tour. The bill is rounded off by rabble-rousing rockers Rival States, who will open proceedings.

Tour dates as follows:-
03 Dec 2014 Cavern, Exeter
04 Dec 2014 The Garage, London
05 Dec 2014 Thekla, Bristol
06 Dec 2014 Winter Rocks Fest, Sheffield
07 Dec 2014 Academy 3, Manchester
08 Dec 2014 Cathouse, Glasgow

Tickets available at http://www.seetickets.com

In addition to this, plans for Turbogeist to play a headline show at Dingwalls, Camden, on Hallows Eve (October 31st) have been revealed; with a full line-up of 6 bands and 3 DJs, the night is set to be a real bone-shaker!

Be prepared for chilling performances from the following acts:-
Turbogeist
Phobophobes
Skinny Girl Diet
PROM
Bin Juice (DJ)
Will Skillz (DJ)
Wolf Alice (DJ)

Expect ghoulish games, poisoned punch and a death-pit dance floor - COME GET MUTILATED!

Entry is £7 with a flyer or £10 without. For more info, check out the official Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/376482229183648

Turbogiest's debut album, and follow up to their ‘Ancient Secrets’ EP, is expected early next year via Spinefarm Records. In the meantime. check out their latest single/video for ‘Comatose’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnrefVexhKc

 Sanctuary Release Video For 'Frozen'.

SancturyFriday 3rd October 2014
Reactivated Seattle metal band, Sanctuary, have released the video to their track, “Frozen”. The track comes off their upcoming album, “The Year The Sun Died”, the video was filmed in Germany with director, Dirk Behlau. You can view the video here: http://youtu.be/r_IrbeZfJII

Guitarist, Lenny Rutledge comments:
“This video shoot was a blast. The location was an abandoned coal mine processing plant near Essen, Germany. You can see many bizarre birdcage size baskets hanging from the ceiling. There were thousands of them. We were told that they were some type of ‘laundry management devices’. They appear as something much more creepy and ominous in my opinion. Almost as if they were some sort of medieval torture devices. The entire building seemed to have a very haunting vibe.”

“The Year The Sun Died”, the first Sanctuary album in 25 years, has been met with worldwide critical acclaim. Decibel Magazine (USA) proclaims, “You want powerful, progressive thrash metal? You’ll find it here” and gave it 8 out of 10 stars. Aardshock Magazine (NL) put the band on the cover proclaiming them the comeback of the year. The band also appeared on the cover of Germany’s Rock Hard with the number 1 album that month.

“The Year the Sun Died” will be released in North America on October 14th, October 6th in Europe and this Friday, October 3rd in Germany, Austria, Switzerland. It will feature 11 tracks. There will be a deluxe media book, which features expanded packaging and the bonus track, “Waiting for the Sun”, originally recorded by the Doors. The vinyl version will come with a CD featuring this bonus track as well. The 11 songs on the CD and LP are as follows:

1. Arise and Purify
2. Let The Serpent Follow Me
3. Exitium (Anthem of the Living)
4. Question Existence Fading
5. I Am Low
6. Frozen
7. One Final Day (Sworn to Believe)
8. The World is Wired
9. The Dying Age
10. Ad Vitam Aeternam
11. The Year the Sun Died

 Guns N Roses To Release 3D Concert DVD And Blu-Ray.

Guns N RosesThursday 2nd October 2014
In November 2012, with a team of 3D cameras rolling, the legendary, multi-platinum selling rock band Guns N’ Roses took the desert by storm, performing a blistering set at The Joint in the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. Clocking in at just under three hours, the band’s explosive set includes all of their biggest hits and classic GN’R staples.

Universal Music Catalogue will release the live Guns N’ Roses concert film Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas, on November 3, 2014, which will be available on Blu-ray™, featuring the complete concert film in both 3D and 2D plus an interactive 3D photo gallery, standard DVD featuring the 2D version of the film, and both Deluxe 2CD+Blu-ray and Deluxe 2CD+DVD sets. Both the Blu-ray and DVD releases are mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and feature bonus interviews with the band. The GN’R Appetite For Democracy Official App (iOS/Android), which can be downloaded at Fantracks.com, brings the concert experience to a new level by connecting GN’R directly with their fans, allowing fans to connect with each other via social media, buy exclusive merchandise, check tour/cinema dates for the movie, preview digital tracks of the film; and purchase or stream via VOD the digital long form concert.

Appetite For Democracy 3D is the first official Guns N’ Roses live concert film since 1992’s Use Your Illusion concert video and features brand new live performances of classic GN’R tracks including “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Paradise City,” “Nightrain,” “It’s So Easy” and “Rocket Queen,” from their pivotal, 1987 No. 1 debut album Appetite For Destruction; “Patience” and “Used To Love Her” from 1988’s No. 2 charting album Lies; “November Rain,” “Don’t Cry,” “Civil War” and “Estranged” from their 1991 releases Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, the latter shooting to No. 1 on The Billboard 200; and current favorites off their 2008 No. 3 album Chinese Democracy including “Better,” “Catcher In The Rye,” “This I Love,” “Street of Dreams” and the album’s title track. Appetite For Democracy 3D also features the band’s signature versions of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door;” powerful renditions of The Who’s “The Seeker” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2;” plus performances of Bumblefoot’s “Objectify” featuring Guns N’ Roses guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal on vocals and Tommy Stinson’s “Motivation” with Stinson taking over the mic.

Released in the U.S. on July 1st by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Music DVD chart where it stayed for the first two weeks. Since its release, it has remained in the Top 5 for a total of eight weeks straight and continues to stay in the Top 10.

"The U.S. DVD and Blu-Ray™ release has exceeded our sales expectations,” says the film’s producer Barry Summers, Rock Fuel Media. “We’re very proud to release this internationally for GN’R fans to enjoy for many years to come,” continues Summers.

In 1987 Guns N’ Roses burst onto the hard rock scene and, with their punk rock ethics and an uncompromising, explosive sound, turned a scene filled with synth-pop and hair-metal on its end, propelling the band to the top of the charts. Filling stadiums and arenas across the globe, much like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Sex Pistols, Guns N’ Roses wrote their own chapter in rock and roll history and continue to make their own rules.

Now, celebrated worldwide as one of the most important rock acts in music history, Guns N’ Roses are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). Guns N’ Roses continue on their sold-out global arena tour, with shows in the US, Europe, visits to Latin America and multiple festivals, having played to millions of fans around the globe.


3D BLU-RAY & DVD TRACK LISTING:

Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged
Rocket Queen
Live And Let Die
This I Love
Better
Motivation
Catcher In The Rye
Street Of Dreams
You Could Be Mine
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
November Rain
Objectify
Don’t Cry
Civil War
The Seeker
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Nightrain
Used To Love Her
Patience
Paradise City

CD ONE TRACK LISTING:
Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Estranged
Rocket Queen
Live And Let Die
This I Love
Better
Motivation
Catcher In The Rye
Street Of Dreams
You Could Be Mine

CD TWO TRACK LISTING:
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
November Rain
Objectify
Don’t Cry
Civil War
The Seeker
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Nightrain
Used To Love Her
Patience
Paradise City

 Napalm Death Hard At Work On Album Number 15.

Napalm DeathThursday 2nd October 2014
After a busy year with intense studio sessions as well as incessant international touring activities, UK Grindcore legends NAPALM DEATH have checked in with an update in regards to their much anticipated next album release. Vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway had the following to say:

“When we say that we've been working on the album recording for nearly a year, people might be thinking that this all sounds a bit too extravagant for Grindcore-type behaviour. The full story is though that we've been recording it in segments to try and achieve varying types of sonic assault. There is a belief in certain quarters that you can only do so much with our particularly noisy strain of music. We think otherwise, so as well as a few stylistic quirks on the album (that are sometimes happy accidents), generally it's rawer, perhaps a little looser and of course always dense, nasty and, hopefully, invigorating too. Certainly not more polished - yuk!

Russ Russell helped us to give lots of people headaches down the years. He doesn't mind us adopting certain, erm, techniques with studio equipment that most producer-engineers would find somewhat distasteful. So back we went again with Russ to Parlour Studios in the comparatively serene surroundings of Northamptonshire to do damage. There's possibly some of the fastest and spazziest stuff we've ever done and, on the other end of the scale, some of the weirdest, most oppressive and adventurous no-wave-type stuff too.

Some song titles for you to chew on: "Copulating Snakes", "Dear Slum Landlord" (aired at Roadburn 2014), "What is Past Is Prologue", "Stunt Your Growth". We're nearly finished - we promise!"

Expect an early 2015 release for this 15th (!) studio longplayer effort by NAPALM DEATH, which succeeds 2012’s critically acclaimed “Utilitarian” album.

In the meantime, NAPALM DEATH continue their restless and relentless worldwide touring campaign, which includes a current tour of South America, appearances at Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Horrorfest and at Slipknot’s own Knotfest in the US, European dates (Together with Hatebreed, headlining or at festivals like Speedfest / NL and Metal Hammer Paradise / D), but also a tour of Japan together with Brutal Truth. Here is a list of all next live-dates that have already been announced for NAPALM DEATH. And there is more to come soon...

NAPALM DEATH – Live 2014:
26.09. Rio de Janeiro - Circo Voador (Brazil) + Hatebreed
27.09. Sao Paulo - Carioca Club (Brazil) + Hatebreed
28.09. Curitiba - Music Hall (Brazil) + Hatebreed
30.09. Buenos Aires - Roxy Live (Argentina)
01.10. Santiago - Blondie (Chile)
03.10. Bogota - Teatro Las Vegas (Colombia)
05.10. Mexico City - Jose Cuervo Salon (Mexico)
25.10. Austin - Housecore Horrorfest (USA)
26.10. San Bernadino - Knotfest 2014 (USA)
07.11. Wroclaw - Alibi (Poland)
08.11. Chemnitz - Arena (Germany) + Hatebreed
09.11. Hannover - Capitol (Germany) + Hatebreed
10.11. Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (Germany) + Hatebreed
11.11. Genf - Le Usine (Switzerland) + Hatebreed
12.11. Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrig (Germany) + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
13.11. Bochum - Matrix (Germany) + Hatebreed & War Of Ages
14.11. Oldenburg - Amadeus (Germany)
15.11. Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise (Germany)
21.11. Paris - Le Trabendo (France)
22.11. Eindhoven - Speedfest (Netherlands)
26.11. Tokyo - Liquidroom (Japan) + Brutal Truth
27.11. Osaka - Club Quattro (Japan) + Brutal Truth
28.11. Nagoya - Electric Lady Land (Japan) + Brutal Truth
30.11. Tokyo - Earthdom (Japan) + Brutal Truth

 Finch Stream New Album.

FinchThursday 2nd October 2014
Finch have released their new studio album, Back to Oblivion, this week via Spinefarm Records and you can now listen to a stream via this Link: .

Back to Oblivion marks the return of Finch with the band’s first full length album in over nine years. The Southern California band has undeniably created a lasting, formidable body of work with their two studio albums and EPs - singer Nate Barcalow acknowledges that 2002’s What It Is To Burn all but “defined post-hardcore early in the decade”, while 2005’s Say Hello to Sunshine continued to shape its direction. The band dignified the demand for a celebration of What It Is To Burn’s 10th anniversary by reforming after a hiatus and playing select sold-out shows across the country in 2013. Inspired by the creative surge brought on by these shows, Finch rendered these contradictions moot with Back to Oblivion, their long-awaited third LP and a new, bold chapter in the band’s legacy. Back to Oblivion itself is a paradoxical idea. This is Finch reinvigorated, brimming with the inspiration of their earliest days; the opposite of the negation implied by “oblivion.” But as a songwriting unit, they’re challenging themselves by going deep into the unknown - this is by far Finch’s most introspective and demanding work from a lyrical standpoint. The album was produced by Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars, Janes Addiction, Audio Slave).

Finch – Back to Oblivion
1. Back To Oblivion
2. Anywhere But Here
3. Further From the Few
4. Murder Me
5. Picasso Trigger
6. Play Dead
7. Two Guns To the Temple
8. The Great Divide
9. Us vs. Them
10. Tarot
11. Inferium
12. New Wave

 Sylosis To Release New Album In 2015.

SylosisThursday 2nd October 2014
Their fourth album will be released via Nuclear Blast on January 12th 2015.

Sylosis will be releasing their much anticipated new album 'Dormant Heart' at the beginning of next year. Frontman Josh Middleton has commented the record is their strongest work to date. “It's the most pissed-off, aggressive and intense album we've done, yet it still retains the epic, progressive and melodic side we're also known for. It's a very gloomy and atmospheric album. We've been through a lot as a band and individuals and we've made our darkest album to date.”

The band began tracking the album back in March 2014, working away secretly alongside touring commitments. The album was mastered by TesseracT guitarist Acle Kahney and Josh Middleton took a step up on this album producing it himself with the help of engineer Scott Atkins. Josh says of the recording process “It was great doing some of the recording with Scott again. We've got a good working relationship and he's really dedicated to what he does. We like to strive for a very earthy and organic sound. It adds to the human element and brings out the intensity and vibe in the music.”

Guitars and vocals were recorded at Wizard Sound Studios in the band’s hometown Reading. Whilst drums were recorded in May at Monkey Puzzle Studios by original drummer Rob Callard who parted ways with Sylosis in September 2014 due to time restraints. Bleed From Within’s Ali Richardson is now drumming for the band permanently after filling in for some live shows on the bands spring 2014 tour.

Despite the title ‘Dormant Heart’ is not a peaceful album, it’s a powerful force, unleashing anger against everyday injustice and a sleeping society that lets these things wash over them. Josh Middleton explains ‘The title refers to people going through life on autopilot and being one of the herd. How a lot of people simply accept the way things are just because it's 'tradition' as opposed to taking a good look at the world around you and thinking for yourself. Sometimes there are catalysts that happen and change our perspective or consciousness…’

Take a watch of the video for 'Fear The World' taken from Sylosis' last album Monolith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tocEwt4HHOg

 Fearless Vampire Killers Hit The Road With The Black Veil Brides.

Fearless Vampire KillersThursday 2nd October 2014
So the epic tour with Black Veil Brides is about to kick off with FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS!

This tour is the perfect chance to come and interview the guys ahead of their forthcoming album release - 'Unbreakable Hearts', and so I'd like to invite you to head down to the shows for review and interview opportunities! The guys latest video from the album 'Maeby' can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlSMKnwJOHM

The dates are as follows:
Fri 03 Oct - Cardiff, University
Sat 04 Oct - London, Brixton Academy
Sun 05 Oct - Southampton, Guildhall
Tue 07 Oct - Birmingham, Academy
Wed 08 Oct - Nottingham, Rock City
Thu 09 Oct - Norwich, UEA
Sat 11 Oct - Exeter, Great Hall
Sun 12 Oct - Manchester, Apollo
Mon 13 Oct - Newcastle, Academy
Wed 15 Oct - Dublin, Olympia
Thu 16 Oct - Glasgow, Barrowland
Fri 17 Oct - Leeds, Academy

 Rancid Announce Brand New Studio Album 'Honor IsAll We Know'.

RancidWednesday 1st October 2014
Rancid will release their highly anticipated new album titled …Honor Is All We Know on October 27 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.

Rancid has released a trifecta of new songs available for listening in a single video. "Collision Course", "Honor Is All We Know", and "Evil's My Friend" are streaming at YouTube which you can hear here.

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 are up now at http://www.ragewear.net/Rancid-Merch-Store-Official_1 and all other digital retailers.

…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

 Krokodil Sign To Spinefarm Records, Announce debut Album And UK Tour.

KrokodilWednesday 1st October 2014
KROKODIL – the new signing to Spinefarm Records, featuring members & previous members of Cry For Silence, Hexes, Gallows & SikTh – will be releasing their debut album, ‘Nachash’, on November 10th via Spinefarm Records.

Following this, the band will embark on a tour guesting with US metal giants Mastodon, taking their own brand of riff-heavy ‘Krokodil rock’ all over the UK & Europe this November & December! Completing the line-up for the tour – which takes in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland & Germany – is US sludge-metal trio, Big Business.

Catch this awesome line-up at the following shows:-
UK & Ireland
November
19 Dublin - Academy
20 Belfast - Limelight
22 Southampton - O2 Guildhall
24 Manchester - Academy
25 Newcastle - O2 Academy
26 Glasgow - O2 Academy
28 London - O2 Brixton Academy
29 Birmingham - O2 Academy

December
1 Nottingham - Rock City
2 Bristol – Academy

 Alice Cooper Live From Wacken Package.

Alice CooperWednesday 1st October 2014
Alice Cooper, a household name, and an incredible artist whose career spans five decades. He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre. The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.: Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.

Alice Cooper will release through UDR a Limited Edition Amazon Exclusive, The "Raise The Dead - Live from Wacken" Deluxe Edition is a strictly limited, elaborately designed and compiled Special Box Set which will be exclusively available at Amazon. This deluxe edition contains "Raise the Dead..." on DVD, BluRay (Full HD) and 2 Audio CDs, PLUS a double vinyl LP on white / red vinyl and an 80-page, hardcover photo book, all in a collectors box. 22 Songs LIVE…. a phenomenal stage show, all classics in one package + – Alice Cooper – one the biggest entertainers ever! Sit Back & enjoy the show!

Small but fine record label ‘UDR- Home of Legends’ lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing Alice Cooper, a true icon, a great performer – simply a legend. With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances. When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.
The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD € 1,--will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.


DVD/Blu Ray/Vinyl/CD Track Listing


DVD / BluRay Track-Listing :
1. Hello Hooray
2. House Of Fire
3. No More Mr. Nice Guy
4. Under My Wheels
5. I'll Bite Your Face Off
6. Billion Dollar Babies
7. Caffeine
8. Department Of Youth
9. Hey Stoopid
10. Dirty Diamonds
11. Welcome To My Nightmare 12. Go To Hell
13. He's Back
14. Feed My Frankenstein
15. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
16. Killer (Segment)/I Love The Dead
17. 17. Covers Introduction/Break On Through
18. My Generation
19. I'm Eighteen
20. Poison
21. School's Out
Audio Vinyl/CD 1 Track-Listing Audio Vinyl/CD 2 Track-Listing
1. Hello Hooray
2. House Of Fire
3. No More Mr. Nice Guy
4. Under My Wheels
5. I'll Bite Your Face Off
6. Billion Dollar Babies
7. Caffeine
8. Department Of Youth
9. Hey Stoopid
10. Dirty Diamonds
11. Welcome To My Nightmare
12. Go To Hell 1. He's Back
2. Feed My Frankenstein
3. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
4. I Love The Dead
5. Break On Through
6. Revolution
7. Foxy Lady
8. My Generation
9. I'm Eighteen
13. 10.Poison
14. 11.School's Out

 Canterbury To Say Farewell.

CanterburyWednesday 1st October 2014
Canterbury have today released a statement about their future as a band, which is best left in their own words:

“Dear all.
We take this opportunity to say Thank You. Thank you to everybody who has at any point over the last 7 years, considered themselves a fan of our band 'Canterbury'. We have lived, breathed, and literally poured our entire existence into this musical adventure for the last 7 years, and that is why we feel great thanks are in order for everyone who has made it possible for us to make it work for so long.
It is with heavy, but extremely proud and high-held hearts, that we are announcing there are no plans to write, record and release another Canterbury album.

The three albums we have released, and the hundreds of shows that we have played as Canterbury, have given us years of joy, and the feeling of being able to have left a mark in musical history, as a band that started when we were just school mates, is a blissfully satisfying one.
It's been an unforgettable journey since the very beginning, and although it might not have not got us to where we wanted to be, we have the satisfaction of knowing we did everything we could, the way that WE wanted to, with the utmost integrity, and the music will endure.

We never want to say never, but for now, it is time for us to put this chapter behind us. We are all the very best of friends, and we are all still very much musicians.
Once again, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who gave it their all behind the scenes, thank you to the bands who took us on tour, thank you to the people who came to our shows. Those who stood at the back if the room and nodded along, and those who sung their hearts out. Thank you to everybody who has ever been a part of supporting Canterbury.

We are playing 3 very special shows at the end of the year; we would be very pleased to see as many of you as we can at them. We won't be announcing any more, it's just these 3, so if you can make it to one, please do.

We will finish off in London's Islington Academy, and we fully intend on this being an absolute celebration of all that we have done, and everything we are about. That will be made possible with your help. The last thing we will ask from you as fans of our band.
There is so much more that we could, and will say, but for now, just one last time, Thank You.
Canterbury”

With that, the band will be playing 3 final shows just before Christmas.
Wed 17th Dec Birmingham Flapper
Thurs 18th Dec Manchester Sound Control
Fri 19th Dec London Islington Academy
O2 pre-sale: Tomorrow – 10am
General on-sale: Saturday 4th October – 10am

 Within Temptation To Release New LiveDVD.

Within TemptationMonday 1st October 2014
Dutch symphonic rock band WITHIN TEMPTATION are thrilled to unveil a new live DVD/Blu-ray/2CD. ‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ is set for release on November 17 and features two of WITHIN TEMPTATION’s most talked about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012’s resplendent 15th birthday ‘Elements’ concert and the final night of the ‘Hydra’ European arena tour at Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall in May 2014. When it comes to the live experience, Within Temptation’s status is of a league extraordinaire. These two performances showcase every nuance of their fierce reputation plus stunning imagery and special FX, including even giant fire-breathing dragons!

In November 2012, WITHIN TEMPTATION challenged themselves to create one of their most impressive arena shows ever, to celebrate the band’s 15th birthday. The result was the one-off symphonic ‘Elements’ show, held at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. A dazzling event with 15,000 fans, the band’s dream came to life. Newly inspired, the group went forth to write their critically acclaimed sixth studio album ‘Hydra’.

In early 2014, WITHIN TEMPTATION unleashed ‘Hydra’. This monster record claimed more than 10 European Top-10 chart positions, a #2 position in the iTunes World Charts, and the band’s highest US Billboard Top-20 chart position to date. The album success was followed by a 33-date European arena tour, selling out noted venues like Wembley Arena in London, Le Zenith in Paris, and the legendary Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam (twice).

Over 15,000 fans joined the ‘Elements’ show celebrations and more than 120,000 fans witnessed the ‘Hydra’ beast on stage in Europe, but WITHIN TEMPTATION is far from done. The ‘Hydra’ world tour is currently in full swing in North America. With South America and Japan still to come, more than half a million fans will have seen WITHIN TEMPTATION by the end of this year. The band returns to the UK in Summer 2015, to headline the Bloodstock Festival on Saturday, August 8th, ten years after their first headline slot there as their second ever UK show.

WITHIN TEMPTATION is renowned for releasing impressive live DVDs. Previous release, the best-selling ‘Black Symphony’ DVD, helped make them one of the most popular bands in their genre. At their recent Awards show in Berlin, Metal Hammer Germany presented WITHIN TEMPTATION with the prestigious Best Live Band Award. The new DVD underlines this title.

‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ will be released in four formats – DVD + 2CD, Blu-ray + 2CD, 2CD, and digital album. The DVD and Blu-ray contain 34 live audio visual tracks in HD, mixed in 5.1 Dolby Surround. The 2CD and digital album comprise 32 live audio tracks. The two shows have a running time total of approximately 170 minutes. ‘Let Us Burn – Elements & Hydra Live In Concert’ is a treat for rock fans all over the world.

 TesseracT Sign To Kscope.

TesseractTuesday 30th September 2014
KSCOPE is thrilled to announce that, the UK’s masters of modern progressive heaviness, TesseracT are joining the Kscope family.

Amos Williams TesseracT bass player comments on the signing ."Really looking forward to discovering the possibilities of working with such a creative label. We admire everything Kscope's done with bands like Anathema, Katatonia and Steven Wilson, and can't wait to see where they will guide TesseracT in this new chapter of the band. Very excited!"

Over the course of the last six years, TesseracT have been at the forefront of flourishing part of the ever-evolving metal scene. Originally formed as a studio project by guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT immediately eschewed all well-established notions of what metal should sound like and swiftly became a unique and daring entity. Acle had recruited a line-up worthy of his groundbreaking compositions and the band embarked upon a quest to inject some originality and excitement back into an often myopic and lazy British metal scene. The longstanding line up of drummer Jay Postones, guitarist James Monteith, bassist Amos Williams have recently welcomed back vocalist Dan Tompkins, whose first show back with the band was on the main stage at this year’s UK Sonisphere Festival.

TesseracT’s debut album ‘One’ in 2011, featuring Dan Tompkins on vocals, received widespread critical acclaim, not least due to the album’s staggering six-part centrepiece ‘Concealing Fate’, which brilliantly showcased the band’s pioneering sonic approach and unstoppable arsenal of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics. The primarily acoustic ‘Perspective’ EP emerged in May 2012 to an effusive response from critics and fans alike and shortly after, their status as progressive metal’s most fascinating new creative force was very publicly celebrated when TesseracT picked up the Best New Band trophy at 2012’s inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London. Not wasting any time the band released their second album ‘Altered State’ in early 2013 again to worldwide media acclaim.

The band have already found a new creative energy having reunited with Singer Dan Tompkins and have already written half of their third album, the follow up to ‘Altered State’ and is slated for a 2015 release
Fan’s can experience the band’s thrilling live shows across Europe from today as they begin an extensive tour with co-headliners Animals As Leaders

30/09 NL – Zoetermeer - De Boerderij – SOLD OUT
01/10 DE – Hamburg - LOGO
02/10 DE – Cologne - EUROBLAST FESTIVAL 2014 - X
05/10 NO – Oslo - John Dee
06/10 SWE – Gothenburg – Fangelset – SOLD OUT
07/10 DEK – Indre By - Pumpehuset
08/10 DE – Berlin - SO36
09/10 PL – Warsaw - Proxima
10/10 PL – Krakow - Fabryka
11/10 HU – Budapest - A38 – SOLD OUT
12/10 CZ – Prague - Rock Cafe
13/10 DE – Munich - Backstage Halle
14/10 DE – Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg
15/10 AU – Bezirk-Simmering - Szene Wien
16/10 CH – Aarau - Kiff
17/10 IT – Roncade - New Age
18/10 IT – Roma - Traffic Club
19/10 IT – Sesia - R'N'R Arena
20/10 CH – Geneve - USINE
21/10 FR – Luynes - Le Korigan
22/10 FR - - Rillieux La Pape - MJC Ô Totem
23/10 FR – Nimes - Paloma
24/10 FR – Bordeaux - Bootleg
25/10 FR – Nantes – Ferrailleur – SOLD OUT
26/10 FR _ Paris - Damage Festival
27/10 FR – Strasbourg - La Laiterie
28/10 DE – Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
29/10 DE – Jena - F-Haus
30/10 DE – Hannover - Musikzentrum
31/10 DE – Osnabruk - Kleine Freiheit
01/11 BE – Brussels - AB Club – SOLD OUT
02/11 NL – Nijmegen - Doornroosje
03/11 UK – Southampton - Talking Heads
04/11 UK – Birmingham - O2 Academy Birmingham
05/11 UK – Manchester Sound Control
06/11 UK – London Scala – SOLD OUT
07/11 UK – Glasgow - Cathouse
08/11 UK - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
09/11 UK – Bristol - Thekla

Plus headline shows in Russia
15/11 – RU – St Petersburg – Club Zal
16/11 – RU – Moscow - Volta

 FramingHanley Are Back.

Framing HanleyTuesday 30th September 2014
Nashville, TN based four piece Framing Hanley are set to release the single Twisted Halos on October 24th; the first date of their UK tour. The song is taken from their current album The Sum Of Who We Are.

Nixon (vocals) explains the track: "We pack this valuable tool that's an endless source of information/knowledge in our pockets in the form of a cell phone, and use it for the dumbest things. Instead of staying informed about the world in which we live, we'd rather post pictures of our food and ignore the reality of what's going on out there...until it's too late. It's scary. Twisted Halos is a song that is in some ways a call to action. Let's talk about it, instead of ignoring it. Let's talk about it so others HAVE to hear about it. We can't change the terrible things about our world unless we talk about it and stay informed. In the end, it's our fault if we don't."

Check out the brand new lyric video for Twisted Halos here:
http://youtu.be/Y6qZCfjQleA

Framing Hanley are set to return to the UK for a headline tour in October, and as Nixon says: ‘The reception for our band in the UK is second to none...and I think for rock n roll in general. Anytime we leave there to go back home, we are already talking about the next chance to go back. With last fall's tour being cut short because of an illness in The Blackout, this trip back to the UK is long overdue. We've been in the studio for 2 1/2 years working on The Sum of Who We Are and the reward for us is being able to play these songs live. It's been too long, and if you come to any shows on this tour you can expect an energy in the room to be unlike any of a previous Framing Hanley show. We're ready...are you?’

The full list of October UK dates is as follows:

Date City Venue Ticket Price/Link
October
Fri 24 Belfast Oh Yeah £12 / www.mcd.ie
Sat 25 Dublin Academy 2 EU14.15 / www.mcd.ie
Mon 27 Leeds THE KEY CLUB £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 29 Glasgow King Tuts £12 / www.gigsinscotland.com
Thu 30 Manchester The Roadhouse £12 / www.seetickets.com
Fri 31 Birmingham Academy 3 £12 / www.seetickets.com
November
Sun 02 Newcastle Academy 2 £12 / www.seetickets.com
Mon 03 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 05 London Underworld £13.50 / www.seetickets.com NEW VENUE!
Thu 06 Brighton Audio £12 / www.seetickets.com NEW VENUE!

Following the release of their first two albums The Moment (2007) and A Promise To Burn (2010), The recording of The Sum Of Who We Are was funded entirely by the band’s fanbase via kickstarter.

 Skillet To Release New Album And Embark On First Ever European Headline Tour.

SkilletTuesday 30th September 2014
On October 14th Grammy nominated rock band SKILLET will release a career encompassing album, ‘Vital Signs’ to celebrate their first ever European headline tour, on Atlantic Records.

‘Vital Signs’ is exclusive to Europe only and is not meant to be a ‘Best Of ‘ nor is it by any means a ‘Greatest Hits’. The track listing was put together by the band to commemorate 10 years of recording and performing. It includes many Skillet classics and is designed to show the versatility and uniqueness of a band who over the course of the past few years have sold more than two million units in the U.S., racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number in the millions.

‘Vital Signs’ opens with the explosive ‘Rebirthing’, followed by mighty ‘Monster,' which became a Skillet breakthrough single in the US, selling over 1 million copies and gaining over 76 million views on Youtube. Here is the Monster video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjlM_RnsVE
‘Vital Signs’ continues with numerous fan and live concert favorites and closes with a hat trick of huge songs - ‘Hero’ with over 42 million views on youtube with its hard grove and vocal tradeoff between John Cooper and Jen Ledger is followed by unbearable tension of the lacerating “Sick of It”, suddenly giving way to the ecstatic release of “Rise”

Skillet are without doubt one of the most important bands to come out of the US for a while and “Vital Signs’ is a perfect introduction to an extraordinary and important band.

‘Vital Signs’ Track listing
Rebirthing
Monster
Awake and Alive
The Last Night
Whispers In The Dark
Not Gonna Die
Comatose
Hero
Sick Of It
Rise

The Vital Signs European Tour 2014‘ dates

October

12th The Garage Glasgow, UK
13th Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, ENG
14th Islington Academy London, UK
15th Norwich Waterfront Norwich, Norfolk
17th Trix Hall Antwerp, Belgium
18th O13 Tilburg, Netherlands
20th Komplex Klub Zurich, Switzerland
21st Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
24th Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany
25th Bygninen Vejle, Denmark
26th Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
28th Stodola Warsaw, Poland
29th Loftas Concert Hall Vilnius, Lithuania
30th Melna Concert Hall Riga, Latvia

November


1st Rock Café Tallin, Estonia
3rd Stadium Live Moswcow, Russia
4th Stadium Live Moswcow, Russia
5th Milo Hall N. Novgorod
7th Ermitage Concert Hall Kazan, Russia
8th MTL Arena Samara
10th Expo Novosibirsk, Russia
11th Sport Palace Ekaterinburg, Russia
14th A2 St. Petersburg, Russia

 The Crimson Star To Release New EP.

Crimson StarTuesday 30th September 2014
The Crimson Star has reconfirmed confirmed its status as one on the hottest new rock bands to come out of the West Midlands with the release of their new EP ‘No Ordinary Love’.

The three track collection which follows last years debut EP ‘New Road’ showcases all of the talents that make TCS such an exciting new prospect with pounding drums, blistering guitars, tight rhythms and catchy choruses.

The EP was recorded at Studio [B] in Kingswinford over a busy weekend in May, with producer Christopher Piper at the helm.

Opening the EP is the title track, which centers a hook you’ll be singing all day after the first listen, set over some upbeat riffing that draws inspiration from Soundgarden and Queens of the Stone Age to give a brilliant pop/hard rock crossover anthem. It’s a song that underlines The Crimson Star’s ability to craft a poptastic earworm that still stays full of hard rocking drive.

Next is Coercion, a staple of the band’s live set for the past 6 months. Kicking into a riff packed full of classic rock swagger, this rocking tune will have your feet tapping and head nodding in no time, before taking you to an epic chorus that is built for stadiums to sing along to.

The EP is rounded off with a real headbanger – the furious A Darker Shade. Packed full of punk energy, crisp riffing, a fantastic guitar solo and a midsection that will make you want to bounce like a loon. It’s a thoroughly satisfying hard rocker that will leave you wanting more.

And the story of this EP doesn’t end with the songs; the artwork for the release was crowd-sourced from the band’s fans using social media and shows a real range of creativity.

Singer/guitarist Jay Shaw said: “We’re really proud of this EP and can’t wait for people to hear it. These songs really showcase how far we’ve come as a band in our first year together and it’s incredibly exciting to have some new recordings ready to release. The recording process was a blast and now we can’t wait to get back out there and playing gigs again. We were also amazed at the response to our campaign to crowd-source the artwork – our fans went above and beyond and sent us so many great entries. The finished piece looks fantastic.”


 Funeral For A Friend Back With New Album And UK Tour.

Funeral For A FriendTuesday 30th September 2014
Welsh rock band Funeral For A Friend will release their latest opus ‘Chapter and Verse’ through Distiller Records on 19th January, 2015. The first track to be made public from the record is the visceral ‘You’ve Got A Bad Case of The Religions’ which was premiered on Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night and can be heard now Here . In reference to the track, vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye says “never trust something you can’t see with your own eyes.” Funeral For A Friend will be touring the record around its release in January playing eight freshly-announced headline dates around the UK.

Funeral For A Friend is one of the last remaining bastions of the British hardcore scene that exploded into the mainstream at the turn of the century. Bursting out of Bridgend, South Wales, in 2001, Funeral For A Friend were hailed as the saviours of rock music from a young age and given the task of re-energising a scene in desperate need of fresh blood. They are veterans, in many ways, but fourteen years after their formation and the band still packs as much punch and purpose as they started with, if not more.

2013’s ‘Conduit’ was an exemplary moment of a band breaking out from the weight of expectation that had been placed on their shoulders before they even started. Vivid, aggressive and urgent, ‘Conduit’ shook off every presumption that had been attached to Funeral For A Friend after the release of their era-defining album ‘Casually Dressed and Deep In Conversation’ in 2003. What follows, is ‘Chapter and Verse’ – the band’s seventh full-length record and a natural follow-on from the confidence and conviction displayed on ‘Conduit’.

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 records the band has ever made.

Flitting frantically between relentless blast beats and heavy, discordant riffs to the kind of guitar lines you would tend to expect from Midwestern bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, ‘Chapter and Verse’ is yet another statement that says Funeral For A Friend is not a band that can be placed in a box as easily as some would assume. Opening with vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye’s personalised off the hinges screaming, one of ‘Chapter and Verse’’s defining features is its unapologetically political lyrical content. From wealth inequality to feminism, the lyrics are a far cry from the band’s early material and display a sense of growth that can only come from experience.

A self-assured and cohesive step on from ‘Conduit’, ‘Chapter and Verse’ is one of the most hard-hitting albums in Funeral For A Friend’s catalogue. It is a raw and energetic effort that propels the band to a whole new level, whilst simultaneously raising the bar for everyone else.

TRACKLISTING:
1 - Stand By Me For The Millionth Time
2 - You’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions
3 - Pencil Pusher
4 - You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself
5 - 1%
6 - After All These Years…Like A Lightbulb Going Off In My Head
7 - Modern Excuse Of A Man
8 - Inequality
9 - Brother
10 - Donny
11 – The Jade Tree Years Were My Best

UK HEADLINE TOUR:
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:
03 Oct Barrow In Furness, The Nines
04 Oct Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire – Dr. Martens #standforsomething Tour
05 Oct Middlesborough – Make A Scene Festival
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

 Suicide Girls Bring Their Show To London.

Suicide GirlsTuesday 30th September 2014
For the first time in a decade, SuicideGirls is bringing the sexiest, most fun show on the planet back to the UK! The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is unlike any other burlesque act you’ve seen filled with pop culture references, high energy indie
soundtrack and the sexiest choreographed strip teases to make your inner nerd explode with glee. The performance also includes legendary fire performers Arabella and Katherine Suicide and super star DJ Mel Clarke. The show is heading to London for a 4 day run at legendary Soho Burlesque house Madame JoJo’s January 8th – 11th. Tickets are on sale now at BlackheartBurlesque.com

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque have been wowing audiences all over the world with their performances, complete with tongue-in-cheek humor and raw erotic sexuality. The show features stunning choreography from famous choreographer, Manwe Sauls-Addison, who has worked with world celebrity performers such as Beyonce, J ennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga. He has assembled a team of the sexiest, most talented SuicideGirls to create the ultimate provocative tribute to pop-culture that Burlesque has ever seen. With striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is the New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more, this show will have you on the edge of your seat!

The SuicideGirls are continuing their seductive worldwide rule. In the early 2000's the SuicideGirls Burlesque show crisscrossed North America for 5 years. The girls entertained thousands of people at sold-out shows, opening for Guns ‘n’ Roses and Courtney Love and went overseas to perform at music festivals in both Europe and Australia. In the fall of 2013, the girls decided it was time to put the show on the road again. They spent six weeks playing sold out shows across the United States. It was so much fun that they decided to take it world wide again! In the spring of 2014, the girls took on Australia and Canada to perform additional sold out shows. They’re touring the US this fall before they take the action packed performance back to London!

 First Aid Kit Announce 2015 tour.

First Aid KitTuesday 30th September 2014
Following the release of their Columbia Records-released album Stay Gold, their entirely sold-out 2014 UK tour (which included a support slot with Ryan Adams and a headline show at The Royal Albert Hall) and their incredible performance on Later...with Jools Holland; First Aid Kit have announced new dates for 2015.

Watch Later...with Jools Holland here: http://smarturl.it/FirstAidKitjools

Their 2015 UK tour will take in shows at Cardiff, Manchester, and London's Eventim Apollo. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd October priced £20 & £25 regionally and £25 & £32.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee)from www.livenation.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.thisisfirstaidkit.com.

14 Jan Bath Forum Bath
15 Jan St. David’s Cardiff
16 Jan Birmingham Symphony Hall Birmingham
17 Jan O2 Apollo Manchester
19 Jan Usher Hall Edinburgh
20 Jan City Hall Newcastle
21 Jan RCH Nottingham
23 Jan Corn Exchange Cambridge
24 Jan Dome Brighton
25 Jan UEA Norwich
27 Jan Eventim Apollo London

Get Stay Gold here: http://smarturl.it/StayGold

 Parkway Drive Tour Dates.

Parkway DriveTuesday 30th September 2014
Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall is featured in a fantastic project about his love of Bodyboarding and the Ocean and how it inspires him with his writing for Parkway Drive.

Watch it Here:

The Ocean Talk project is presented by Being Here, the channel of filmmaker Darius Devas. Ocean Talk is a collaboration between Darius Devas and Caleb Graham and focuses on the relationship between surfers and the ocean. The idea was to go beyond just beautiful images and get an insight into what makes these individuals tick and how the ocean plays into their lives.

“My life comes in facets. Anyone who knows me sees it, but it's really rare that anyone gets the chance to witness the two major ones played out next to each other.

Ever since I started Parkway I had friends in the bodyboarding community who were curious. They would see my tattoos and hear my music and try to wrap their heads around it. No matter how much I tried to explain why I loved playing music, or compare the rush of a wave to the rush of being in stage, they never fully understood. I found it to be pretty much the same on the other side of the proceedings.

Playing late nights with bands who more often than not had never seen a wave let alone ridden one is amazing, but trying to explain the connection has been challenging to say the least. When the concept for this project came about I felt it would be the perfect way to bring both worlds into the same frame.

This is who I am, in both the simplest words possible but in more depth than most would expect. My hope is this can finally shed some light for anyone interested in what makes me the person I am, and where my inspiration is sparked.” - Winston McCall

Parkway Drive return to the UK this December at the following venues:

December:
12th London, Roundhouse
13th Newcastle, O2 Academy
14th Glasgow, Barrowland
15th Nottingham, Rock City
16th Bristol, O2 Academy
17th Manchester, Academy

with Special Guests: HEAVEN SHALL BURN, NORTHLANE, CARNIFEX

 Mastodon Release New Video.

MastodonTuesday 30th September 2014
Mastodon’s new video for "The Motherload" rivals nothing less than “Anaconda” in its staggering amount of twerking and close-ups of undulating female butts. Seriously. There is an insane amount of ass in this video.

Check it out here: http://youtu.be/jWFWazj7Ud8

Catch Mastodon later this year at one of the following venues:

November:
19th Dublin, Ireland, Academy
20th Belfast, Northern Ireland, Limelight
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

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.

 Streets Of Laredo To Release Full Length Album.

Streets Of LaredoTuesday 30th September 2014
Brooklyn-based, New Zealanders’ Streets of Laredo have announced their first full-length album, Volume I & II, on Dine Alone Records, out on the 27th October. The album is a fusion of smooth harmonies, stomping percussion that resembles the likes of The Arcade Fire and Of Monsters and Men, but with their own unique sound.

Founded by close-knit family members Daniel, Dave and Sarahjane Gibson and inspired by the fervour and madness of the 70’s folk-rock circuit, Streets of Laredo was born out of trying to escape the mundane everyday working life. Older brother Dave tells the story, “Both Dan and I had done the hard yards in bands in New Zealand but we were worn out and a little lost by it all. And broke. I was running this t-shirt company and Dan walks in one day to tell me that he’s finished with music and he’s going to go get a real job. All of a sudden my ‘big brother’ instinct kicks in and rather than see this young songwriter throw it all away, I gave him a job doing t-shirt orders, and we started working on demos and writing songs together, pretty much day and night from then on in.”

Refining their sound and songs one holiday weekend at a beach house on the New Zealand coast, the Gibsons started to fashion a sound that was equal parts folk storytelling and psychedelic madness. With just one home-town show under their belt, a handful of demos and a whole lot of hope, they took the plunge and decided to move halfway around the world. Fast forward to the summer of 2012 and Streets of Laredo in a rehearsal space in Brooklyn NY with a guitar, a drum-machine and no money, trying to figure out what comes next.

Quickly adding fellow countryman Thom Darlow and local Brooklynites Sean McMahon and Andrew McGovern to the mix, this now rambling, multi-instrumental, seven-piece started to craft a dance-inducing mix of vocal hooks, beats and wild sounds that saw the New York music scene embrace them as their own - building a firm reputation in the music halls of Brooklyn and the Lower East Side for playing danceable, crazy songs that kept fans coming back for more - not to mention seeing the band feted as a must-see act at both CMJ and SXSW.

A quick trip back to New Zealand saw the band record the bones of ‘Volume I & II’ - ten songs inspired by their old life in NZ and their new life in NYC - in an old converted Auckland theatre where, courtesy of friendships and favors, they locked down that distinctive Streets of Laredo sound.

Like Bob Dylan running late to a Ramones concert or Paul Simon getting blind drunk with Grizzly Bear, however you describe them the resulting songs and sound have had an instant effect on fans and critics alike.

CD Track List:
1. Everything To Everyone
2. Lonsdale Line
3. Girlfriend
4. Need A Little Help
5. Homeless
6. Hey Rose
7. Slow Train
8. Laredo
9. Dear Leron
10. I’m Living

 Tony Wright To Release Debut Solo Album.

Tony WrightSaturday 27th September 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 (dates: http://bit.ly/1mDj71c) and will also be playing a special show at The Borderline inLondon on Sunday December 14th

Tickets are available at: http://bit.ly/1tYT4Ei

 Thomas Nicholas Band Reveal New Video For 'Terrified'.

Thomas NicholasTuesday 30th September 2014
So some of you may be wondering, “who the hell is Thomas Nicholas?” – well I’m sure you may be slightly more familiar with his face from seeing the box office hit movie AMERICAN PIE and its sequels where Nicholas plays Kevin Myers.

As well as a longstanding career in acting from the age of 7, Thom also has a great passion for music and has been performing for many years, with his debut album ‘Without Warning’ released in 2008.

His new single ‘Terrified’ is taken from his latest EP ‘Security’ which was released earlier this year and written with the help of Caleb Turman (Forever the Sickest Kids).

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8LH1jS1xG0

Thomas Nicholas and Matt Kennedy (The Dangerous Summer) are returning to the UK for their third acoustic duo tour, which will include after parties with alternate DJ sets by Nicholas.

Nicholas will be seen on the upcoming FOX TV series entitled ‘Red Band Society’ He portrays the role of Nick, a rock musician that volunteers at the kid's hospital.

 Avatar Announce UK Tour.

AvatarTuesday 30th September 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

 Rob Lynch Announces Co-Headline Tour.

Rob LynchTuesday 30th September 2014
Singer songwriters Rob Lynch and Front Porch Step will be teaming up for a co-headline tour of the UK in January, with Allison Weiss completing the line-up that’s a veritable celebration of supreme songwriting talent. Rob says - "After a summer of fun with Jake and Allison on Warped Tour in the USA, I'm excited for them to come over to this side of the world to carry on the good times. Both are incredible artists and it will be great to share a stage with them again." Catch a glimpse of what you’re in for when Rob takes the stage again with this new acoustic video. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday at 9am.

Currently on tour supporting California acoustic duo This Wild Life, London-based punk rock troubadour Rob Lynch recently released his debut album ‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’ through Xtra Mile Recordings. The record has achieved critical acclaim with Kerrang! making Rob one of their ‘Fresh Blood’ artists, featuring his face and music across their magazine, radio and TV platforms. Rob has also seen success in publications such as Rock Sound and his music has received mentions in The Independent, as well as getting play on 6Music and XFM.

TICKETS: www.musicglue.com/roblynch/gigs/

DATES:
Thu 22 Jan Southampton Joiners
Fri 23 Jan Cardiff Gwdihw
Sat 24 Jan London Borderline
Sun 25 Jan Manchester Star & Garter
Mon 26 Jan Nottingham Red Room
Tue 27 Jan Glasgow Audio
Wed 28 Jan Newcastle Think Tank
Thu 29 Jan Leeds The Key Club
Fri 30 Jan Birmingham Asylum
Sat 31 Jan Kingston All Saints Church

 Aversions Crown To Release Nuclear Blast Entertainment Debut.

Aversions CrownSaturday 27th September 2014
Six-headed death machine, AVERSIONS CROWN, will unleash their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut this November! Tyrant will be released on November 17 (UK) on digital and physical formats.

Tyrant, the follow-up to the band’s 2011 debut Servitude, was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane’s summer with THY ART IS MURDER’s Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, CARNIFEX) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage AVERSIONS CROWN churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion. The striking artwork was created by Swedish visionary Pär Olofsson, who has worked with acts like PYSCROPTIC, ABORTED, ABYSMAL DAWN and THE FACELESS.

The lyric video for the band’s latest slab of astral punishment, “The Glass Sentient”, is also available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFYdzSB8bI

Tyrant track listing:

1. Hollow Planet
2. The Glass Sentient
3. Conqueror
4. Vectors
5. Earth Steriliser
6. Avalanche
7. Xenoforms
8. Overseer
9. Controller
10. Faith Collapsing

Formed in 2010 in Queensland’s Brisbane, the same sunny stretch of Australian coastline as PORTAL and THE AMITY AFFLICTION, AVERSIONS CROWN developed their pummeling blend of mechanized brutality and haunting atmospherics by utilizing three guitarists brandishing 8-string guitars. Appearing live as a wall of muscle, guitars and flailing hair, the band have logged serious road miles across Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom with acts like THY ART IS MURDER, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OCEANO, ALL SHALL PERISH, CATTLE DECAPITATION and appearances at Warped Tour.

The late 2014 impact of Tyrant will follow the viral success of the album’s first video “Hollow Planet.” Originally self-released as a stand-alone single, the video’s crushing bombast and sinister visuals have helped it rack up almost half a million views to date. Check out the “Hollow Planet” video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGYrRUrHz9Q

 Spinefarm Records sign Toothgrinder.

Tooth GrinderSaturday 27th September 2014
Spinefarm Records is thrilled to announce the signing of New Jersey quintet Toothgrinder. The band is already incredibly active, armed with a brand new EP and a US tour that is currently in progress.

Toothgrinder will release its label debut in the form of the Schizophrenic Jubilee EP, produced, mixed & mastered by Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour). For a taste of what’s to come, check out “The Hour Angle” at https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/toothgrinder-the-hour-angle/s-a4OtH. Release details to follow.

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 ‘n’ fury; the band's music is smartly crafted and sonically provocative.

Toothgrinder vocalist Justin Matthews says: "Toothgrinder was birthed from a brotherhood of musicians who wanted nothing more than to create aggressive energy and deviate from the status quo. The bond that five best friends initiated through childhood will last a lifetime. Through blood, sweat and tears, our family has taken on an endeavour that was never thought possible. Our perseverance and tenacity would not be evident to the world without our good friends in Outerloop and Spinefarm. We could not be happier."

Spinefarm's Darren D'Alessio, who signed the band, adds: "We are very excited to officially welcome Toothgrinder to the Spinefarm roster! From the first moment I listened to ‘Schizophrenic Jubilee’, I knew the band was a force to be reckoned with. They truly have a unique sound and vision, and this is only just the beginning of where these guys plan on taking their music. Expect great things from Toothgrinder in 2015!"

 Black Foxxes ToRelease Debut EP.

Black FoxesSaturday 27th September 2014
South west three-piece Black Foxxes will release their debut EP ‘Pines’ on 24th November. Doing so totally independently, the trio have cultivated a sound incorporating a dynamic mix of raw noise, extremely immersive vocal breaks and guitar hooks that are almost disconcerting, so considered is their drive.

The evocative music video for ‘River’ accompanies a moving song about the stigma attached to people falling in love. Tackling the situations people have to go through to find themselves at a young age, ‘River’ is a very relatable slice of emotive rock.

Elsewhere on the EP, ‘You Could Have Been A Man’ documents vocalist Mark Holley‘s struggle with Crohn’s disease and its detrimental effect on his life experiences. It’s a bleak track but one which enabled Black Foxxes’ existence and as he says “I’d take years of suffering for that any day.” The track ‘Pines’ is equally anguished but more abstract in its subject matter focusing on a fictional character in turmoil. Opener ‘You Gotta Grow’ explores small town claustrophobia with ‘Home’ being another exploration of frustration.

Already pricking the ears of BBC Introducing through both regional and Radio 1 plays, the band have single ‘You Gotta Grow’ already under their belts and look set to continue their trajectory towards the forefront of British rock music with their debut EP. You can't really sum up Black Foxxes’ sound by comparing them to other artists, but they certainly concur that the classics stand the test of time for a reason. Mixing the raw, intense sound of those that paved the way for popular acts of today (Neil Young, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin) with a contemporary twist akin to the likes of Brand New and Manchester Orchestra, Black Foxxes are ready to fly the flag for modern British rock.

LIVE DATES:
21st October – London Dingwalls (supporting The Struts)

 The Blackout Announce New Tour Support.

The BlackoutSaturday 27th September 2014
The Blackout have to sadly announce that Chiodos will no longer be able to support them on their UK headline tour this Autumn. Chiodos have released the following statement:

"We hate cancelling shows more than anything. Unfortunately we have to bail out on an awesome tour that we were not only lucky to be a part of - but were also really looking forward to. It's no secret that Chiodos is going through some changes. Unfortunately the same thing is keeping us from doing this run. UK, we will be back! Please go out & support the amazing bands & rad dudes on this tour!” says Chiodos

However, Yashin have stepped into the role of main support on all dates.

The tour will see them put an end to a turbulent 18 months in camp Blackout including their album tour being postponed due to a sudden and shocking neurological issue with singer Gavin Butler and will be supported by a self-released EP ‘Wolves’ due out 27th October. ‘Wolves’ was made by raising proceeds through Kickstarter and the band reached target in just 3 hours.

‘Wolves’ was “born from the previous, frustrating year” says Gavin Butler. “It took a lot of determination and sacrifice to pick ourselves up and carry on with The Blackout. The main reason this happened was our vision for ‘Wolves’. Writing these songs not only gave us a way to vent our frustrations but gave us a fresh fervor for making music and the much needed awakening to the fact that we all love being a band. So we thought, lets just take back control.”

TOUR DATES with support Yashin & When We Were Wolves.:
Sun 2nd Nov Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 3rd Nov, Leeds Uni SU
Tues 4th Nov Sound Control, Manchester
Weds 5th Nov King Tuts, Glasgow
Thurs 6th Nov Corporation, Sheffield
Sat 8th Nov Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Sun 9th Nov Fleece,Bristol
Mon 10th Nov Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Tues 11th Nov Solus, Cardiff
Weds 12th Nov 1865, Southampton
Thurs 13rd Nov Scala, London

ONSALE NOW and priced at £12-£14

 Machine Head Release Video Blogs.

Machine HeadWednesday 24th September 2014
Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD, have released the fifth video blog documenting the making of their eighth full-length album Bloodstone & Diamonds. Watch as Phil Demmel talks through his rig and set up for recording the new album, as well as catching a glimpse of him tracking some of the lead guitar parts for the new release: http://youtu.be/apTnQGzjkxs

The band’s Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut will be released on November 10, 2014 on several physical and digital formats. Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/MACHINE-HEAD-NB.

Bloodstone & Diamonds was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE) and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH). Additional tracking, editing and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) who also launched his career co-mixing Machine Head’s 2nd album 'The More Things Change', and Steve Lagudi.

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” comments frontman Robb Flynn. “It's been a heck of a ride, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're going to love it Head Cases.”

“Without getting too philosophical on ya, bloodstone and diamonds represent two of the hardest materials on earth, it is also a lyric from the opening track of the album ‘Now We Die’. In many cultures the bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against evil, and is the symbol of justice. Diamonds and are hardest natural material on earth (which is how we feel about our music), and it also represents the diamond logo I drew 22 years ago (in my wife's apartment on Dover St. in Oakland) that has become the symbol for the band.”

Bloodstone & Diamonds track listing:
1. Now We Die
2. Killers & Kings
3. Ghosts Will Haunt My Bones
4. Night Of Long Knives
5. Sail Into The Black
6. Eyes Of The Dead
7. Beneath The Silt
8. In Comes The Flood
9. Damage Inside
10. Game Over
11. Imaginal Cells (instrumental)
12. Take Me Through The Fire

 Rush To Release 40th Anniversary Box Sets.

RushWednesday 24th September 2014
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Rush’s eponymous debut album in 1974. This superb collector’s box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career. It includes “Rush In Rio”, “R30”, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland” and “Clockwork Angels Tour” plus a bonus disc of previously unseen and unreleased live material stretching from 1974 to 2013.

To the delight of fans, the bonus disc will include all 8 songs from the Laura Secord Secondary School show in 1974 which features original drummer John Rutsey. That recording includes 2 Rush originals “I’ve Been Runnin;” and “The Loser”, as well as their cover of Larry William’s “Bad Boy”, made famous by The Beatles. The bonus discus also features 5 songs from songs from the Capitol Theatre in 1976 such as “Anthem” and “Lakeside Park”, the rarely performed full, 7-part version of “2112” filmed in 1997, “Lock and Key” from the Hold Your Fire tour, as well as footage from the glorious evening when Rush fans got their beloved band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rush are renowned for the energy and excitement of their live concerts and this set brings together some of their finest performances. The 10 DVD (or 6 Blu-ray) discs are contained in a stunning 52 page hardback book measuring 305mm x 225mm with the 10 discs contained in 5 additional rigid insert pages each holding two discs. The 52 pages of the book are filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented.

Rush – R40 – BLU-RAY DISC CONTENTS (DVD content is the same – except where noted – but across 10 discs)
Disc One – Rush In Rio *
1) Tom Sawyer 2) Distant Early Warning 3) New World Man 4) Roll the Bones 5) Earthshine 6) YYZ 7) The Pass 8) Bravado 9) The Big Money 10) The Trees 11) Freewill 12) Closer to the Heart 13) Natural Science 14) One Little Victory 15) Driven 16) Ghost Rider 17) Secret Touch 18) Dreamline 19) Red Sector A 20) Leave That Thing Alone 21) O Baterista 22) Resist 23) 2112 24) Limelight 25) La Villa Strangiato 26) The Spirit of Radio 27) Encore Medley: By-Tor and the Snow Dog / Cygnus X-1 / Working Man
The Documentary – The Boys in Brazil
A film by Andrew MacNaughtan

Disc Two – R30 *
1) R30 Overture (Finding My Way / Anthem / Bastille Day / A Passage To Bangkok / Cygnus X-1 / Hemispheres) 2) The Spirit of Radio 3) Force Ten 4) Animate 5) Subdivisions 6) Earthshine 7) Red Barchetta 8) Roll the Bones 9) Bravado** 10) YYZ** 11) The Trees** 12) The Seeker 13) One Little Victory** 14) Tom Sawyer 15) Dreamline 16) Secret Touch** 17) Between the Wheels 18) Mystic Rhythms 19) Red Sector A** 20) Der Trommler 21) Resist 21) Heart Full of Soul 22) Medley: 2112 / La Villa Strangiato** / By-Tor and the Snow Dog** / Xanadu / Working Man 23) Summertime Blues 24) Crossroads 25) Limelight

Disc Three – Snakes & Arrows Live
1) Limelight 2) Digital Man 3) Entre Nous 4) Mission 5) Freewill 6) The Main Monkey Business 7) The Larger Bowl 8) Secret Touch 9) Circumstances 10) Between the Wheels 11) Dreamline 12) Far Cry 13) Workin’ Them Angels 14) Armor and Sword 15) Spindrift 16) The Way the Wind Blows 17) Subdivisions 18) Natural Science 19) Witch Hunt 20) Malignant Narcissism – De Slagwerker 21) Hope 22) Distant Early Warning 23) The Spirit of Radio 24) Tom Sawyer 25) One Little Victory 26) A Passage to Bangkok 27) YYZ
Bonus Features
Oh, Atlanta! The Authorized Bootlegs
(1) Ghost of a Chance (2) Red Barchetta (3) The Trees (4) 2112 / The Temples of Syrinx

Disc Four – Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland
1) The “Real” History of Rush Episode No.2 “Don’t Be Rash” 2) The Spirit of Radio 3) Time Stand Still 4) Presto 5) Stick it Out 6) Workin’ Them Angels 7) Leave That Thing Alone 8) Faithless 9) BU2B 10) Freewill 11) Marathon 12) Subdivisions 13) The “Real” History of Rush Episode No.17 “…and Rock and Roll is my name.” 14) Tom Sawyer 15) Red Barchetta 16) YYZ 17) Limelight 18) The Camera Eye 19) Witch Hunt 20) Vital Signs 21) Caravan 22) Moto Perpetuo (featuring Love For Sale) 23) O’Malley’s Break 24) Closer to the Heart 25) 2112 Overture / The Temple of Syrinx 26) Far Cry 27) La Villa Strangiato 28) Working Man
Bonus Material
Outtakes from “History Of Rush Episodes 2 & 17”
“Tom Sawyer” featuring the cast of “The “Real” History of Rush Episode 17”
“Need Some Love” live at Laura Secord Secondary School
“Anthem” Live from Passaic, New Jersey

Disc Five – Clockwork Angels Tour
1) Subdivisions 2) The Big Money 3) Force Ten 4) Grand Designs 5) The Body Electric 6) Territories 7) The Analog Kid 8) Bravado 9) Where’s My Thing? / Here It Is! (drum solo) 10) Far Cry 11) Caravan 12) Clockwork Angels 13) The Anarchist 14) Carnies 15) The Wreckers 16) Headlong Flight / Drumbastica 17) Peke’s Repose (guitar solo)/ Halo Effect 18) Seven Cities of Gold 19) Wish Them Well 20) The Garden 21) Dreamline 22) The Percussor (I) Binary Love Theme (II) Steambanger’s Ball (drum solo) 23) Red Sector A 24) YYZ 25) The Spirit of Radio 26) Tom Sawyer 27) 2112

Bonus tracks: (1) Limelight (soundcheck recording) (2) Middletown Dreams (3) The Pass (4) Manhattan Project
Can’t Stop Thinking Big (tour documentary) / Behind The Scenes (featuring Jay Baruchel) / Outtakes / Interview with Dwush / Family Goy / Family Sawyer / The Watchmaker / Office of The Watchmaker

Disc Six – R40 Bonus Disc
Laura Secord Secondary School 1974
1) Need Some Love 2) Before and After 3) Best I Can 4) I've Been Runnin' 5) Bad Boy 6) The Loser 7) Working Man 8) In the Mood (partial)
Capitol Theatre 1976
1) Bastille Day 2) Anthem 3) Lakeside Park 4) 2112 5) Fly By Night/In the Mood
Lock and Key 1988
Molson Amphitheatre 1997
1) Limelight 2) Half the World 3) Limbo 4) Virtuality 5) Nobody's Hero 6) Test for Echo 7) Leave That Thing Alone/Drum Solo 8) 2112 (all seven parts)
I Still Love You Man 2011
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction 2013
1) 2112 featuring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Raskulinecz 2) Tom Sawyer (3) The Spirit of Radio

* DVD version to also include:


Rush In Rio
MX Multiangle:
(1) YYZ (2) O Baterista (3) La Villa Strangiato

Easter Eggs:
(1) By-Tor movie (2) Anthem 1975

R30
Interviews: (1) 1979 Hamilton, Ivor Wynne Stadium (2) 1981 Le Studio, Quebec (3) 1990 Artist of the Decade (4) 1994 Juno Hall of Fame Induction (5) 2002 Vapor Trails Tour
From the Anthem vault: (1) Fly By Night (2) Finding My Way (mpeg1 from Rock Concert) (3) In The Mood (mpeg1 from Rock Concert) (4) Circumstances (5) La Villa Strangiato (6) A Farewell to Kings (7) Xanadu (8) The Spirit of Radio (Soundcheck 1979 Ivor Wynne Stadium) (9) Freewill (Toronto Rocks 2003) (10) Closer to the Heart (Canada For Asia 2005)

** Only available on Blu-ray

 Electric Mary Announce November Tour.

Electric MaryWednesday 24th September 2014
Australian five piece Electric Mary are back to spread Rock 'n’ Roll's genuine flavour to Europe, releasing a brand new mini album "The Last Great Hope" on 3rd November 2014. The band support the release with European dates including a full UK tour and festival performance through November 2014.

It'd been two years since the Mary's last European gig when they received the phone call from states. Rusty had just finished a week in the studio with the legendary engineer Mike Tholen and now it was time for the band to pick up their instruments and do another ELECTRIC MARY recording. They weren't looking for an album, they just wanted to get back in the studio and smash out some tunes ... and smash them out they did. With drummer Davey Porter at the helm it was all about a new swagger for the band and they responded accordingly. The five track "The Last Great Hope" .. captures a small moment in time...a time when rock'n'roll was all that mattered. Driving riffs and attitude course through the body of the mini album – from the slide guitar of opener “Sweet May”, through to the pulsing riffs of “So Cruel” and first single “Nicotine”, from the punk vibe of “Welcome To The Otherside” to the slow heavy groove of “Already Gone”.

Now they are bringing that time back to the UK, Spain & France

This is Rock"n"Roll the way it used to taste!

UK November 2014 tour dates are as follows:
Friday, 7th Nov Northern Ireland, Diamond Rock Club
Saturday, 8th Nov Nottingham, Rock City
Sunday, 9th Nov Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Monday, 10th Nov Wolverhampton, Robin 2
Wednesday, 12th Nov York, Fibbers
Thursday, 13th Nov London, Borderline
Friday, 14th Nov HRH Fest, Wales
Saturday, 15th Nov Liverpool, Lomax
Monday, 17th Nov Norwich, Waterfront
Tuesday, 18th Nov Sheffield, Greystone

 Example To Embark On UK Tour.

ExampleWednesday 24th September 2014
Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example, is set to release his brand new single ‘10 Million People’ on 5th October. The track has been taken from his top ten album ‘Live Life Living’ which is out now.

He said of the track: "10 Million People was written after watching a documentary on early 90's rave culture. I found this video online where they were interviewing people at an illegal rave. The guy with the microphone said to one of the revellers "surely this whole rave thing is just a fad". And the raver replied "well 10 million people can't be wrong". I wrote and produced the track in a day with Fraser T Smith. It's my favourite song on the album and feels timeless for me. Right at the last minute I went back in and added a rap at the start just like I did on last single 'One More Day'"

The live arena is where Example is a true master. Renowned for his monstrous live sets, he is set to once again transform venues across the country in to colossal party scenes. Announcing a tour taking him to 26 towns and cities later this year, he said: "I haven't covered the UK properly for such a long time. The last two arena tours were superb but we missed some corners of the UK and a lot of people can't travel hours to see a gig, especially on a week day. It’s a marathon tour, even for me but I've carefully chosen all the venues myself - some of which I've played in loads of time and others which I've never been to. Expect all the hits from the last 3 albums plus all the bangers and singles off album no.5 in a spectacular 90min show"

OCTOBER 2014
Fri 17 LLANDUDNO NORTH WALES ARENA
Sat 18 STOKE VICTORIA HALL
Sun 19 GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM
Tue 21 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
Wed 22 CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE
Thu 23 YORK BARBICAN
Sat 25 LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
Sun 26 BATH PAVILION
Mon 27 BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY
Wed 29 NEWPORT CENTRE
Thu 30 PLYMOUTH PAVILION

NOVEMBER 2014
Sun 02 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Mon 03 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
Tue 04 FOLKESTONE LEAS CLIFF HALL
Thu 06 EASTBOURNE WINTER GARDENS
Fri 07 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
Sat 08 SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY
Mon 10 LEICESTER O2 ACADEMY
Tue 11 PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
Thu 13 LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
Mon 17 CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
Tue 18 NORWICH UEA
Wed 19 LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY MOUNTFORD HALL
Fri 21 BIRMINGHAM O2ACADEMY
Sun 23 HULL CITY HALL
Tue 25 GLASGOW BARROWLAND
Thu 27 MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO


 Periphery To Support Devin Townsend Project.

PeripheryWednesday 24th September 2014
While wrapping up their upcoming album, “Juggernaut“, PERIPHERY have just announced a full European tour supporting Devin Townsend Project in Europe in March 2015:

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

You wonder what this means for a release of “Juggernaut”? The only thing we can safely say is: Keep your eyes peeled for more news soon.

 The Hold Steady Set To Return To The UK.

The Hold SteadyTuesday 23rd September 2014
The Hold Steady will return to the UK this autumn to play a headline nine-date tour with gigs in Portsmouth, Bristol, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Sheffield. The tour will start with a run of 4 other European cities opening in Amsterdam on October 7. The announcement comes on the back of a successful run of recent dates including sold out shows at Live in Leeds and the Great Escape and an intimate one-off performance at London’s Bush Hall. Brooklyn’s So-So Glos will be supporting on all shows of the tour.

The New York band’s sixth studio album, Teeth Dreams was released via Cooking Vinyl and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush) at Rock Falcon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee. The Hold Steady formed in 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, with a vibrant mixture of punk and classic rock pedigree. Punctuated by lyrically dense storytelling and guitar riffs, The Hold Steady quickly became a critically acclaimed rock band with a rabid fan base in the UK and Europe as well as America.

Teeth Dreams is the first Hold Steady album to feature twin guitars as Memphis-based guitarist Steve Selvidge joined recording alongside band co-founder Tad Kubler. The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (Drums),Craig Finn (Vocals), Tad Kubler (Guitar, vocals), Galen Polivka (Bass) and Steve Selvidge (Guitar, vocals).

Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale on Tuesday, 27 May at 9am. Eindhoven will go on sale on Sat 24th, with the rest of mainland Europe going on sale on Mon 26th.

Full October 2014 TOUR DATES
Tues 7th Amsterdam – Melkweg
Wed 8th Eindhoven – De Effenaar
Thurs 9th Cologne – Luxor
Fri 10th Paris – Fleche D'Or
Sat 11th Norwich – Sound & Vision festival (headline)
Sun 12th Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 13th Birmingham – Academy 2 (
Tue 14th Sheffield – City Hall
Wed15th Glasgow – ABC
Fri17th Belfast – Limelight 2
Sat 18th Dublin – Academy
Sun 19th Manchester Academy
Tue 21st London – KOKO
Wed 22nd Bristol – Academy
Thur 23rd Newcastle – Riverside

 Manchester Orchestra Release New Album.

Manchester OrchestraTuesday 23rd September 2014
Atlanta-based hard rock quintet Manchester Orchestra is thrilled to announced the release of HOPE, a startling re-imagination of COPE, their most recent album, issued earlier this year. HOPE is available digitally everywhere beginning today, September 29th, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings.

Searching for the sonic direction of what would become their fourth full-length album, the hard-hitting COPE, earlier this year; Manchester Orchestra discovered something pretty amazing. The unapologetically heavy anthems seemed to work just as well (or even better) when stripped to their essence. “We were noticing that all the beautiful, slow stuff was working with all the really loud and fast stuff,” said lead vocalist, Andy Hull. “The seed was planted to go back and create a full circle of an album.”

So when Hull went into SiriusXM’s Alt-Nation studios and recorded a stripped-down version of “Top Notch” on the eve of releasing COPE this past April, it was with a measured degree of intent. The quiet presentation and simple arrangement forced the song’s warm lyric and beautiful melody to the fore, which actually made the track itself sound bigger. The fan reaction to the new version of “Top Notch” was powerful and instant (as was the great support from SiriusXM), further reinforcing the band’s desire to reshape these songs in a new and different way. Over the summer of 2014, in the same studio where they originally forged COPE; the band re-imagined the songs with a renewed sense of purpose and fresh perspective. Using Fender Rhodes, piano, vocal re-arrangements and strings, Manchester Orchestra, with an assist from illustrious sound mixer Phil Ek (Built To Spill, Beach House, Fleet Foxes), transformed COPE’s eleven tracks into something completely new and mesmerizing: HOPE.

Manchester Orchestra is Andy Hull (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Robert McDowell (Lead Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals), Chris Freeman (Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals), Tim Very (Drums, Percussion), and Andy Prince (Bass).

UK Tour dates:
26th Sept Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
27th Sept Anson Rooms, Bristol
28th Sept Waterfront, Norwich
29th Sept Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
1st Oct Ritz, Manchester
2nd Oct O2 ABC, Glasgow
3rd Oct Academy 2, Newcastle
4th Oct Beckett University, Leeds
6th Oct Uni Solus, Cardiff
7th Oct O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

 Rich Robinson Releases New Album And Announces UK Tour.

Rich RobinsonTuesday 23rd September 2014
Rich Robinson has just released his third full-length studio album The Ceaseless Sight via The End Records and is now set to return to the UK this November for a full regional tour presented by Planet Rock.

As co-founder of the seminal rock act - The Black Crowes, and having sold well over 30 million albums throughout a career that spans over 25 years, Rich has nailed the mark on this record offering the kind of crossover potential that appeals to a country /indie audience as well.

On The Ceaseless Sight, Rich reminds us that it all comes down to the song, and among some of the great electronic music which relies heavily on technology, there's still a place for organic, stripped down songwriting and storytelling.

Rich’s first single from the album ‘I know You’ has been added straight to the B-List at Planet Rock also – Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSfPd-oWiVg

Amongst general sale tickets, there will be a VIP package available including:

• One show ticket
• Autographed tour poster
• Access to the soundcheck
• An intimate 3 - 4 song acoustic set with Q&A session
• Meet & Greet with Photo Opp

Following an extensive USA headline tour, Rich Robinson is travelling back to the UK for the following dates:

Wed 12th Islington Academy, London
Thurs 13th Cardiff, Globe
Fri 14th Club Academy, Manchester
Sat 15th Cockpit, Leeds
Mon 17th Robin, Bilston
Tue 18th ABC2, Glasgow
Wed 19th Cluny, Newcastl
Thurs 20th Live Rooms, Chester
Fri 21st Concorde 2, Brighton

 UK Rockers Malefice Return.

MaleficeTuesday 23rd September 2014
UK metallers MALEFICE are set to return to the frontline on 3 November with the release of their highly anticipated new EP, 'Gravitas'. Check out new song "Forsaken', taken from the EP here:

https://soundcloud.com/rocksound/malefice-forsaken/s-ET5J6

Following a relentless touring schedule supporting 2012’s critically acclaimed ’Five’ album the band took a short hiatus, however their insatiable drive to create seriously heavy music quickly returned, putting them back on the writing wagon once again. The band are self-producing the EP with it being mixed and mastered by Justin Hill. The currently untitled record will feature four new tracks as well as a remix of the blistering single 'V'.

Dale Butler, vocalist, states: "After taking some time out from the band to do our own things and focus on our own lives we came back together not feeling as we had given all we have to give to Malefice... We spent a long booze-fuelled evening talking about what we want to do and what came out of that discussion is that we want to write music we like, we don't want to write music to fit in or to sound like whatever is 'cool' this year. We are going to back to what makes us Malefice and were gonna write some fucking heavy music to headbang to. And that's that."

Pre-order 'Gravitas' here: http://www.musicglue.com/malefice

The band are also very pleased to welcome new drummer James Pearly Cook into the Malefice family. He has been a good friend of the band for many years from his time playing with numerous bands including Anterior and Born Of Ruin. James is playing an active role in making the new EP and is very excited to hit the road later in 2014.

Autumn tour dates will be announced very soon! keep an eye on https://www.facebook.com/maleficeofficial for announcements.

 Skillet To Release Career Encompassing Album 'Vital Signs'.

SkilletTuesday 23rd September 2014
On October 14th Grammy nominated rock band SKILLET will release a career encompassing album, ‘Vital Signs’ to celebrate their first ever European headline tour, on Atlantic Records.

‘Vital Signs’ is exclusive to Europe only and is not meant to be a ‘Best Of ‘ nor is it by any means a ‘Greatest Hits’. The track listing was put together by the band to commemorate 10 years of recording and performing. It includes many Skillet classics and is designed to show the versatility and uniqueness of a band who over the course of the past few years have sold more than two million units in the U.S., racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number in the millions.

‘Vital Signs’ opens with the explosive ‘Rebirthing’, followed by mighty ‘Monster,' which became a Skillet breakthrough single in the US, selling over 1 million copies and gaining over 76 million views on Youtube. Here is the Monster video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjlM_RnsVE
‘Vital Signs’ continues with numerous fan and live concert favorites and closes with a hat trick of huge songs - ‘Hero’ with over 42 million views on youtube with its hard grove and vocal tradeoff between John Cooper and Jen Ledger is followed by unbearable tension of the lacerating “Sick of It”, suddenly giving way to the ecstatic release of “Rise”

Skillet are without doubt one of the most important bands to come out of the US for a while and “Vital Signs’ is a perfect introduction to an extraordinary and important band.

‘Vital Signs’ Track listing
1. Rebirthing
2. Monster
3. Awake and Alive
4. The Last Night
5. Whispers In The Dark
6. Not Gonna Die
7. Comatose
8. Hero
9. Sick Of It
10. RiseThe Vital Signs European Tour 2014‘ dates

October
12th The Garage Glasgow, UK
13th Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, ENG
14th Islington Academy London, UK
15th Norwich Waterfront Norwich, Norfolk
17th Trix Hall Antwerp, Belgium
18th O13 Tilburg, Netherlands
20th Komplex Klub Zurich, Switzerland
21st Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
24th Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany
25th Bygninen Vejle, Denmark
26th Debaser Strand Stockholm, Sweden
28th Stodola Warsaw, Poland
29th Loftas Concert Hall Vilnius, Lithuania
30th Melna Concert Hall Riga, Latvia

November
1st Rock Café Tallin, Estonia
3rd Stadium Live Moswcow, Russia
4th Stadium Live Moswcow, Russia
5th Milo Hall N. Novgorod
7th Ermitage Concert Hall Kazan, Russia
8th MTL Arena Samara
10th Expo Novosibirsk, Russia
11th Sport Palace Ekaterinburg, Russia
14th A2 St. Petersburg, Russia

 A Day To Remember Announce Lower Than Atlantis As Tour Support.

A Day To RememberTuesday 23rd September 2014
A Day To Remember are pleased to announce that Lower Than Atlantis will be joining them on the “All Signs Point to Britain” tour this November.
Lower Than Atlantis singer Mike Duce says “ We are really looking forward to this one! I’m sure a lot of ADTR fans won’t have even heard of us so it’ll be good to hopefully pick up some new fans and, of course, to just travel and play some new music!”

Lower Than Atlantis' new self-titled album, which is their most ambitious album to date, was recorded in their own studio in Watford and produced by Dan Lancaster. The record positively fizzes with musical ambition, lyrical wit, crossover potential and carpe diem spirit. And songs, brilliant songs. ‘Lower Than Atlantis’ is released October 6th via Easy Life/ Sony Red.

Tickets are flying so you better be quick if you want to catch this great line up:

November:
12th Portsmouth, Guildhall
14th Plymouth, Pavilions
15th Brighton, Centre
16th Leeds, O2 Academy
18th Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
19th Nottingham, Rock City - SOLD OUT
21st Sheffield, O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
23rd Newcastle, O2 Academy
Tickets cost £22 adv (subject to booking fee).

www.livenation.co.uk/artist/a-day-to-remember-tickets?ltaannounce
A Day To Remember are currently demolishing venues across the States on their Parks and Devastation tour. Bring Me The Horizon, Motionless In White and Chiodos support them on the tour. Head over to www.adtr.com for full dates.

Since their formation in 2003, Ocala, Florida’s A Day To Remember have grown from a small band with a dedicated local fan-base into a worldwide phenomenon, gaining the respect and adoration from their peers as much as their fans. This hasn’t been an overnight success story – A Day To Remember have worked hard to win over every fan they’ve made. Over the course of the band’s career, they have sold out entire continental tours, landed two Top 25 Billboard debuts and topped the Billboard Indie Albums Chart.

The band’s album “What Separates Me From You” was a major breakthrough. Upon its release the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and has now sold over 300,000 units, putting the band’s entire catalog at well over a million sold. Their latest studio album, “Common Courtesy” was released on November 25th, 2013 to huge critical acclaim and has sold over 220,000 units since its release.

In 2014, A Day To Remember independently launched Self Help Festival, bringing in 12,000 fans to the festival in San Bernardino, California. Self Help will be making its debut in the Northeastern edition in Philadelphia in October of 2014. This past February - A Day To Remember played their largest headlining show to date to 9,000+ fans at London's Alexandra Palace on their House Party Tour.

 Bloodstock Open Air 2015 Adds More Bands.

BloodstockTuesday 23rd September 2014
It’s all systems go for BLOODSTOCK 2015 over at festival HQ. No rest for the wicked! As well as the recently announced Saturday night headliners, WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests, OPETH, more bands are getting locked in for August 2015.

Following Emperor’s triumphant headlining set at BLOODSTOCK this year, Emperor frontman IHSAHN brings his solo project to Catton Park as a one-off, UK exclusive. IHSAHN comments, “At this year's BLOODSTOCK I had the great pleasure of finishing off our 20th Anniversary Tour of ‘In The Nightside Eclipse’, and next year, I am really looking forward to returning with a whole new IHSAHN set. Nostalgic. Contemporary. I get to do both! See you all there!”

Another UK exclusive show comes from legendary death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE. The band comment; "We are proud to announce we will be playing BLOODSTOCK 2015! We wanna see all you sick fans there. This will be our only UK festival show for all of 2015. Nowhere better to celebrate metal than at BLOODSTOCK. Be there." Check out ‘Sadistic Embodiment’, a cut from their brutal brand new album ‘A Skeletal Domain’ over at: http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse. Want more Corpse? Delve into their two decade plus history in the band’s recently published official biography, ‘Bible Of Butchery’, written by Bass Guitar Magazine editor, Joel McIver.

Brazil’s metal kings, the mighty SEPULTURA also make a return to Catton Park. Guitarist Andreas Kisser comments: “"We are very happy to come to the UK’s Bloodstock Festival again! We had one of the best experiences last time and we cannot wait to bring the songs from the Mediator live! See you all soon!! DESTROY!!!" The band released their thirteenth album, ‘The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart’, through Nuclear Blast last October. The album was acclaimed as some of their ‘finest work’ to date. Not bad for a band with a career spanning three decades! Watch them corrupting priests in the video for ‘The Vatican’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSqYDgT-ykg.

Want an easy way of getting to the site next year? 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 camping gear direct to the festival grounds! Choose from 26 locations direct to Catton Park, from £37 upwards: BIRKENHEAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BRIDGEND, BRISTOL, CARDIFF, CARLISLE, CHESTER, GLASGOW, GLOUCESTER, LANCASTER, LEEDS, LIVERPOOL, LONDON, MANCHESTER, MIDDLESBROUGH, NEWCASTLE, NEWPORT, OXFORD, PRESTON, SHEFFIELD, SOUTHAMPTON, STOCKPORT, SUNDERLAND, SWANSEA, WARRINGTON and WORCESTER. To guarantee your return seat, click 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.

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.

 The Lawrence Arms Return To The UK.

The Lawrence ArmsTuesday 23rd September 2014
Chicago’s The Lawrence Arms will finally return to the UK next month on a headline tour. The much-anticipated tour, in support of their latest release Metropole, will kick off on October 7th in Sheffield. Please find the full list of dates further below.

Metropole is the band's sixth studio album and inaugural Epitaph release for Brendan Kelly (vocals/bass), Chris McCaughan (vocals/guitar), and Neil Hennessey (drums). After an eight year break from making music as a trio, The Lawrence Arms recorded their new opus at Chicago's Atlas Studios with co-producer Matt Allison who has also worked with punk-scene veterans Alkaline Trio. The venture takes the band's gritty punk rock and fiery spirit and also reveals a new passion for storytelling-through-songwriting on their most dynamic release to date.

The video for their single ‘Seventeener’ follows the band in a comical attempt at Hollywood fame as they experiment with several genres, from 80's metal heshers, to a clown makeup-wearing horrorcore outfit as they experiment with their band's identity. Watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRDtqR0sYaI

The Lawrence Arms Tourdates (with Sam Russo & Bangers):

7-Oct - Sheffield – O2 Academy 2
8-Oct - Newcastle - O2 - Academy 2
9-Oct - Glasgow - ABC 2
10-Oct - Birmingham - Academy 2
11-Oct - Bristol - Fleece
12-Oct – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
13-Oct - Liverpool - Academy 2
14-Oct - Manchester - Ruby Lounge
15-Oct – London - Islington Academy
16-Oct - Southampton - The Cellar

 Room 94 Announce 2015 UK Tour Dates.

Room 94Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Following on from the success of their Top 40 Debut Album ‘No Strings Attached’ Room 94 are back and are bigger and bolder than ever. Their 2015 11-date UK tour will start in Oxford on the 28th of February and run up until they play London’s O2 Academy Islington on the 13th March. Room 94 tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 26th September and are available from www.livenation.co.uk.

Lead track ‘Dirty Dancing’ sees the band take it back to their guitar driven roots but with an added RnB twist. You only have to see the accompanying music video to see the direction the band is heading. Set against a dark backdrop the video features an intense performance from the band whilst a pole dancer performs some high flying acrobatics, the video is sure to set pulses racing.

The track is available as a free download via www.room94.co.uk.

The album is scheduled to drop early 2015 with ‘The Dirty Dancing’ tour starting late February. Fans new and old can expect this to be the most exciting tour yet, armed with a catalogue of new songs, along with old favourites it’s shaping up to be a tour not to be missed.


ROOM 94 LIVE:

FEBRUARY 2015
SATURDAY 28 O2 ACADEMY 2 OXFORD

MARCH 2015
SUNDAY 1 BRISTOL THEKLA
TUESDAY 3 BOURNEMOUTH OLD FIRE STATION
WEDNESDAY 4 NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS
THURSDAY 5 O2 GLASGOW ABC2
FRIDAY 6 O2 ACADEMY 2 NEWCASTLE
SATURDAY 7 O2 ACADEMY 2 SHEFFIELD
MONDAY 9 O2 ACADEMY 2 LIVERPOOL
TUESDAY 10 MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3
THURSDAY 12 O2 ACADEMY 2 BIRMINGHAM
FRIDAY 13 O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON

 Train Announce March 2015 UK Tour.

TrainTuesday 23rd September 2014
Three-time Grammy-winning San Francisco band Train have today announcedthat they will be returning to the UK for a run of arena shows in March of 2015. This news follows the release of their 7th studio album ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ earlier this month. Train tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 26th September and are available from www.livenation.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.gigsinscotland.com.

The award winning San Franciscans Train are known for delivering memorable songs that capture the listener’s imagination. This particular talent has seen them achieve unprecedented radio and social media traction, with the eight-time Grammy nominees heralded as a standard bearer of riveting, roots-based pop around the world. Train has sold more than ten million albums worldwide, thirty million tracks worldwide, with numerous platinum/gold citations on their mantle, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations.

The band’s latest album and seventh studio effort, Bulletproof Picasso, was produced by Butch Walker. The disc has spawned two mega-hit singles, “Angel in Blue Jeans” and “Cadillac, Cadillac.” The former soared to the Top 15 of Triple A and Adult Top 40 radio in only a month, joining the band’s successful arsenal of other radio-embraced singles throughout their two-decade career. The song also has a badass Western-themed video starring Danny Trejo (Machete, Dusk Til Dawn) and Hannah Simone (New Girl) that has racked up over 2.5 million views.

2012’s California 37 spawned the hit “Drive By,” among other songs, a multi-platinum single that reached the Top Ten in 13 countries, adding to the prolific Train set-list which already includes multiple signature smashes such as their Grammy winning classic “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me),” the chart-topping “Meet Virginia,” and “Calling All Angels.” The band snagged another Grammy in 2011 for their global smash “Hey Soul Sister,” (the #1 hit and biggest selling single of 2010) from their 2009 multi-platinum album, Save Me, San Francisco.

In 2011, Train also launched the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. and Save Me, San Francisco Chocolate Co, which benefit Family House, a Bay Area nonprofit providing temporary housing to the families of seriously ill children being treated at University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital.

TRAIN LIVE:

MARCH 2015
TUESDAY 24 LONDON THE O2
WEDNESDAY 25 BIRMINGHAM NIA
THURSDAY 26 MANCHESTER ARENA
SATURDAY 28 EDINBURGH USHER HALL

 Rob Lynch Releases Video For New Single 'Whiskey'.

Rob LynchMonday 22nd September 2014
Punk rock troubadour Rob Lynch has released a video to accompany the single ‘Whiskey’, a track taken from his debut album ‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’ which is released this week. “This is a song about a night my father and I had together where we drank too much whiskey and played each other our favourite songs,” Rob says of the emotional track. “He died when I was 21, and when I first went to visit him in hospital, I was walking down the corridor towards his ward and I could hear him telling the other patients around him the story about that night we had.”

Watch 'Whiskey' here: http://youtu.be/ncvtXe4OMYQ

Rob will also be playing a free show at The Monarch in Camden tonight, followed by a tour of the UK supporting California acoustic duo This Wild Life.

Always one to focus on the positives, Rob’s debut album is full of potential singalong favourites, despite its often-weighty and emotionally driven content. He’s recently been inciting such singalongs on the whole of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and his touring schedule doesn’t look set to let up any time soon!

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW:
22 Sep London, The Monarch - Free Entry
SUPPORTING THIS WILD LIFE:
25 Sep Southampton, Talking Heads
26 Sep Plymouth, Tiki Bar & Diner
27 Sep Bristol, The Exchange
28 Sep Kingston, The Cricketers
29 Sep Birmingham, Asylum
30 Sep Sheffield, Academy 2
01 Oct Manchester, Sound Control
02 Oct Newcastle, Think Tank
03 Oct Leeds, The Key Club
04 Oct Leicester, Scholar
05 Oct Stoke, Sugarmill
06 Oct London, Underworld

 Mark Lanegan Band Tour Dates.

Mark Lanegan BandMonday 22nd September 2014
With his much-anticipated new album Phantom Radio just under a month away on 20th October, MARK LANEGAN BAND have today announced news of an extensive European tour running from January through to March 2015. The tour will touch down in the UK for the following shows, including a performance at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London:

Tuesday 20 January – GLASGOW - ABC)
Wednesday 21 January – NEWCASTLE – Riverside
Thursday 22 January – LEEDS – Met University
Friday 23 January – MANCHESTER – Ritz
Monday 26 January – BIRMINGHAM – The Library
Tuesday 27 January – BRISTOL – O2 Academy
Wednesday 28 January – LONDON – Shepherd's Bush Empire
Thursday 29 January – PORTSMOUTH – Pyramids

Lanegan's chief compositional tool on Phantom Radio was his phone – specifically an app called Funk Box. “I didn’t bother to hook up my 909 and 808 this time,” he says, “because the app had ’em. I’d write drum parts with it then add music with the synthesizer or the guitar.” The album grew organically from these synthetic roots, taking in Mark’s ongoing love of Krautrock and also an ’80s new wave show on Sirius satellite radio, his favoured aural companion as he drives around Los Angeles. “They have a few good shows but the ‘80s one in particular I like,” he says. “That’s the music that was happening when I started making music. And although the Trees drew on Nuggets psychedelia, 13th Floor Elevators and Love, we were actually listening to Echo And The Bunnymen, Rain Parade, the Gun Club. A lot of British post-punk. We loved that stuff. I just waited until I was in my late forties before I started ripping it off.”

Lanegan’s generous collaborative spirit sees him deliver an excellent co-write with British guitarist Duke Garwood, with whom he made last year’s dustbowl-desolate Black Pudding, and who now offers the music for I Am The Wolf, a Lanegan signature tune. Mark’s favourite song on the album, meanwhile, is Torn Red Heart, an intensely tender meditation for a broken heart that’s like The Velvet Underground’s Pale Blue Eyes orchestrated by Angelo Badalamenti. He also has a special mention for Floor Of The Ocean, which balances sheer catchiness with a deceptively bleak lyrical reflection on a life lived on the hard shoulder: “Clear eyes, can’t avoid the searchlight/Hope that they don’t find me/Find me where I’m lying.” Click Here to listen to 'Floor Of The Ocean'.

Phantom Radio will be released 20th October on Flooded Soil / Heavenly Recordings.

Tracklisting:
1. Harvest Home
2. Judgement Time
3. Floor Of The Ocean
4. The Killing Season
5. Seventh Day
6. I Am The Wolf
7. Torn Red Heart
8. Waltzing In Blue
9. The Wild People
10. Death Trip To Tulsa

 The Lounge Kittens To Support Steel Panther.

The Lounge KittensMonday 22nd September 2014
In the ultimate showdown of Panther vs Kitten, those sultry silly songstresses THE LOUNGE KITTENS announce they’re joining the bad boys of heavy metal on the road in March 2015.

Having barely recovered from their main stage Sonisphere appearance with Limp Bizkit earlier this summer, the feline trio continue their high heeled, sequin covered rampage through the world of rock….. and the next stop is Wembley!

“We’re hugely excited to have been asked to join both Steel Panther and Skindred on their tour next spring” bubbles red-headed Jen Kitten “They’re two of the best live acts on the circuit at the moment. We’re huge fans!”

With two extra dates also announced today the girls will play seven huge shows across the UK. As they start planning their all-important outfits Zan Kitten (the pink one) exclaims “This tour is going to be SO much fun. Steel Panther are masters of their craft and we think it’s a great fit. We can’t wait to get out there and get those crowds warmed up for them. Like some sort of brightly coloured musical fluffer!!”

“All that remains to be seen now is which band takes the longest to get stage ready each night. Maybe we’ll hold time trials” muses the mohawked blue Kitten, Timia “I bet Lexi’s got loads of great make up tips….”

Currently finishing up their own headline tour whilst shooting continues for more YouTube video madness, there’s a lot more to come from this hard working gaggle of giggles and they still found time to send out this little message: http://youtu.be/Yax0dq3wDpM

Ladies & gentlemen, THE LOUNGE KITTENS: rock sluts in disguise.
Catch them live:
FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER – THE SCENE, SWANSEA
SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER – JKS, EASTLEIGH
SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER – KING’S THEATRE, PORTSMOUTH
THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER – MADAME JOJO’S, LONDON
FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER – AKA, BANBURY
and
FRIDAY 14 NOVEMBER – BRISTOL BIERKELLER with Metallica Reloaded

Watch them in action: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCby-UE3GLntiASz6tAmYn6A

 Sting And Paul Simon Add More Shows.

Sting And Paul SimonMonday 22nd September 2014
As previously announced Sting & Paul Simon, two of music’s most prolific and seminal artists, will bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Europe in 2015. Following a swift sell-out, a second show in London on April 16 at The O2 and in Amsterdam on April 18 at the Ziggo Dome it was confirmed today by Live Nation.

Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together in Europe begins March 13 in Krakow Poland, to be followed by performances in Prague, Odense, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Koln, Zurich, Munich, Milan, Vienna, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester & London (complete itinerary follows).

As long-time friends, the concept for the “On Stage Together” tour originated at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit in 2013 where they performed together for the first time. Both artists, who are known for their explorations in a wide range of genres, have pushed the boundaries of popular music and continue to speak to generations of fans.

As exemplified on their North American tour earlier this year, the concerts will feature two of music’s most iconic singer/songwriters blending their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs both together and apart.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the tour to Europe,” said Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music, Live Nation. “The run in North America was an incredible success on all levels. These two legendary talents delivered an unforgettable night of music.”

The 30-plus song set features such favorites as "Boy In The Bubble," "Fields of Gold," "Driven To Tears," "Mother & Child Reunion," "Desert Rose," "Every Breath You Take," "The Boxer," "Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes" and more. In what was one of the most highly-praised North American concert tours of 2014, media and fans alike were unanimous in their reviews.

“One of the most surprising, daring, and rewarding double bills…” - Hollywood Reporter

“A marvelous meeting of musical minds, the stuff of future legend.” - Orange County Register

“...great melding of music by two of the world’s finest songwriters and singers.” - American Songwriter

Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together in London will go on sale Friday, September 26, 9am through ticketmaster.co.uk and livenation.co.uk. In Amsterdam, tickets on sale Friday, September 26 at 10am at http://www.ticketmaster.nl/ and www.mojo.nl/stingpaulsimon. The artists’ fans will have access to a pre-sale through each artist’s official website starting Tuesday, September 23 (9am in London and 10am in Amsterdam) through Thursday, September 11 at 3pm.

Paul Simon & Sting On Stage Together is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.

STING & PAULSIMON: ON STAGE TOGETHER
European Tour Itinerary 2015

*Mar. 13 Krakow, PL Krakow Arena
*previously announced as March 12.
Mar. 14 Prague, CZ O2 Arena
Mar. 16 Berlin, DE O2 World
Mar. 17 Odense, DK Sparekassen Fyn Arena
Mar. 19 Oslo, NO Spektrum
Mar. 20 Stockholm, SW Globe
Mar. 22 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
Mar. 23 Antwerp, BE Sportspaleis
Mar. 25 Koln, DE Lanxess Arena
Mar. 27 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
Mar. 28 Munich, DE Olympiahalle
Mar. 30 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum

Apr. 01 Vienna, AU Wiener Stadthalle
Apr. 03 Paris, FR Zenith Paris La Villette
Apr. 07 Dublin, IE 3Arena
Apr. 10 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
Apr. 12 Birmingham, UK LG Arena
Apr. 13 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
Apr. 15 London, UK The O2
Apr. 16 London, UK The O2
Apr. 18 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome

 Lonely The Brave To Support Deaf Havana.

Lonley The BraveMonday 22nd September 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 traveled 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 will 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 Belgium's 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 Cambridge's Junction venue on December 13th, which tickets are available for now..

DECEMBER
SATURDAY 13 CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION headline show
SUNDAY 14 BOURNEMOUTH, O2 ACADEMY w. Deaf Havana
MONDAY 15 FALMOUTH, PRINCESS PAVILIONS w. Deaf Havana
TUESDAY 16 EXETER, LEMON GROVE w. Deaf Havana
WEDNESDAY 17 COVENTRY, KASBAH w. Deaf Havana
THURSDAY 18 BLACKBURN, KING GEORGE'S HALL w. Deaf Havana
FRIDAY 19 MIDDLESBOROUGH, EMPIRE w. Deaf Havana
SATURDAY 20 LINCOLEN, ENGINE SHED w. Deaf Havana

 Devilment Announce Special One Off Show.

DevilmentSaturday 20th September 2014
Witch County England’s finest DEVILMENT, featuring the master of horrors Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), have announced a special headlining fundraiser show at Attitude Metal Fest in The Aquarium, Lowestoft on Saturday 29th November.

All money raised from Attitude Metal Fest will go towards Team Baby Tasker, a children’s charity supporting children across the UK, ensuring better facilities for children and their families while in hospital.
DEVILMENT guitarist Daniel Finch explains how the festival came to be and how Team Baby Tasker was founded:

“I was approached by a good friend of mine who asked me if I could do something to help raise money, he told me his story of how his grandson Oskar was in Birmingham Hospital and how he felt the need to raise money, so the children could have more toys to play with and better facilities for their families.

My friend had decided he would run the London Marathon. He hired a personal trainer who warned him he wasn’t in shape to run this year’s marathon. But he trained hard and did it anyway. Sadly a week before he was due to run, his grandson passed away. But he still ran the marathon and raised money. As a result they started Team Baby Tasker a charity which I support being a father myself.”

Daniel was born and raised in Lowestoft and began his early music career here before moving to Ipswich and starting Devilment. He continued: “…I always said since I started DEVILMENT that one day I would play my home town again, and now this feels the right time to do it, and also to raise money for charity. I’ve always been interested in doing a festival and I’m hoping this will be a success and something I can do yearly. The Name Attitude is a piss take of the Arts and Music festival they have just down the road here called Latitude. My old band The Thinking Principle still remains the only metal band ever to play Latitude.”

Lowestoft is famous for having several bands and musicians including The Darkness, A and Annotation of an Autopsy who all went on to have great success. It was also the location of the second season of “Rock School” when Gene Simmons of KISS fame called it “Gods Areshole”.

The full line up for Attitude Fest can be seen below:
Main Stage: Total Rock & Planet Loud Stage
DEVILMENT - One Machine* - Stahlsarg – Synaptik – Sanctorum - Soul Born – We’ll Take Manhattan
Second Stage: Rock Bandom Unsigned Stage
The Art of Escaping – A Higher Demise – Karybdis – The Conflict Within – Kemakil – Unhallowed - Deamona – WellDweller

*please note Shrapnel are no longer playing, One Machine have been added in their place
Doors will open at 2pm and will end with a late night rock disco till 2am in the Zoo Bar.
Tickets are available now and priced at £7 in advance from http://attitudemetalfestival.bigcartel.com/ or in person from the Aquarium Box Office. Tickets will be £10 on the door on the day of the show.

DEVILMENT’s debut album ‘The Great And Secret Show’ will be released November 3rd via Nuclear Blast.

 Polar To Support Brutality Will Prevail.

PolarSaturday 20th September 2014
Polar will hit the UK this December as main support to Brutality Will Prevail.

Catch them at one of the following shows:

December
15th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
16th Norwich, Epic Studios
17th London, Borderline
18th Sheffield Corporation
19th Glasgow Ivory Blacks
20th Manchester Sound Control
21st Southampton Joiners

Polar released their acclaimed album “Shadowed By Vultures” earlier this year and have been touring Europe all summer with Evergreen Terrace as well as numerous festival performances including Download , Merthyr Rock and Hevy Fest

 The Quireboys To Release Rare Third Album.

The QuireboysSaturday 20th September 2014
Originally released in 2001, “This Is Rock N Roll II” was The Quireboys first album recorded after their untimely split back in 1993 (the bands third actual album). It shows a band at the height of their powers, forged from true Brit rock heritage. Originally recorded at EMG studios, North Hollywood, we witness, yet again, the long established song writing talents from Spike and Guy Griffin. The result was 13 tracks of pure gypsy infused Rock n Roll, something that many territories didn't see and something that is regarded as gold dust to get a hold of by all true Quireboys fans.

With the current run of fortune the boys are currently experiencing worldwide, it has become quite clear that the rest of the world as well as the diehards want to get a hold of copy. The result is the imminent release of This is Rock n Roll II, re packaged, re styled and with 4 bonus tracks, its yet another high value “must buy” for all rockers and Quireboys fans alike.

This is Rock n Roll II will be released digitally and physically worldwide via Off Yer Rocka Recordings on 23rd Oct.

Original track listings

1 This is Rock n Roll
2 Show me what you got
3 Searching
4 Six Degrees
5 C’mon
6 Seven Days
7 Taken for a Ride
8 Coldharbour Lane
9 Turn Away
10 To Be
11 Enough for one Lifetime
12 It’s Alright
13 Never Let me go

Bonus tracks are new 2014 re recorded versions of the hits with the current QB line up
14 Hey You 2014
15 Misled 2014
16 7 ‘O' Clock 2014
17 There she goes Again 2014

The Quireboys are set to tour the UK in late 2014 in support of their recently released, critically acclaimed, 30thanniversary album “Black Eyed Sons”. Dates are as follows

UK dates:
15th November: The Tivoli, Buckley
16th November: Academy3, Manchester
20th November: The Garage, Glasgow
21st November: The Limelight, Belfast
23rd November: The Riverside, Newcastle
26th November: O2 Academy, Islington, London
28th November: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
29th November: The Corporation, Sheffield
30th November: Thekla, Bristol

 Lagwagon To Release First Album In 9 Years.

LagwagonSaturday 20th September 2014
After a nine year lag, it's time to get back on the wagon with the powerful and long-awaited album “Hang” from punk rock mainstays Lagwagon.

It's not that the band broke up or even went on hiatus after releasing 2005's Resolve. They've continued a robust tour schedule, and frontman Joey Cape has released a steady stream of original material as a solo artist and with his other projects Bad Astronaut, Scorpios, and Bad Loud (not to mention cranking out cover albums with his other other project Me First and the Gimme Gimmes).

“I'm writing all the time,” says Cape, “but a lot of times it doesn't feel appropriate for Lagwagon. It's not who the band collectively is at the time, and the mold is constantly changing. Sometimes it takes a decade for all the stars to align!”

That celestial harmonic convergence finally happened a few years ago when the band was on tour. “The lightbulb over the head came on, and I knew what the record would sound like and what we'd be saying. It's less of the '90s punk rock style we're known for. But this is the record my band wanted and needed to make.”

Indeed, the overall sound of Hang is darker and more hard-charging than some of Lagwagon's best-known work, as they address themes including loss, betrayal, aging, the environment, and the plight of the common man. It's not a totally bleak picture, though: all that disconnectedness underscores the need to make emotional investments, ensuring that empathy doesn't in fact become obsolete.

The album also includes a musical tribute to Cape's late best friend, collaborator, and frequent tour mate Tony Sly (No Use For A Name), who died in July 2012, just days after the two had wrapped what would be their final acoustic tour. The title of “One More Song” draws from the closing chant of Sly's solo track “LIVR Let Die,” but was directly inspired by a different song, one we'll never be able to hear.

“The last few days we were on tour together, he was writing a song and he played it for me and it was amazing,” says Cape about the song's inspiration. “What happened to that song? I can't remember it. I can't recall it well enough to say “this is the last song Tony wrote.”

The band plan to release an arc of three singles with accompanying videos, but won't be appearing in the clips themselves, opting to work with a creative team that will focus on their words rather than their faces. “I think some of the coolest things you see on YouTube are lyric videos: so sophisticated. It's filmmaking, it's about how much vision the person has.”

So you won't see their faces on their YouTube channel, but there's an easy way to check out the mugs of a band who once played 284 shows in a single year: on a stage near you once the album is released on October 28. “This is the first record we've made in the history of the band that we wholeheartedly agree that we want to play every single song on the record live,” says Joey. “It'll be great to play new songs. Sheesh, please!”

 The Used Release New Video.

The UsedSaturday 20th September 2014
Currently demolishing venues across the States with label mates and good pals Taking Back Sunday - The Used have just released a new video for “Revolution” taken from their fantastic album “Imaginary Enemy” which was released on Hopeless Records earlier this year…

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsZXTU4Z_cg&feature=youtu.be

Stay Tunes for more news from The Used very soon….

 Avatar Announce UK Tour.

AvatarSaturday 20th September 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

 

 Hostage Calm Premier New Video.

Hostage CalmSaturday 20th September 2014
Hot off the heels of a summer of touring European festivals, the loudest band in Rock’n’Roll, Motörhead have announced that they will be returning to the UK for their usual run of November shows, this time hitting O2 Apollo Manchester on 4th November, Birmingham NIA on 6th November and culminating in a show at London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 8th November. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 18th July available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk

Motörhead re-released their 2013 album Aftershock, under the title Aftershock - Tour Edition on August 4th. This expanded release contains a bonus disc of live material comprised from the band's historic appearances at the 2014 West Coast Tour, and in further celebration, UDR/Motörhead Music/ ADA are proud to present "Lost Woman Blues" live from The Warfield in San Francisco on Friday April 18th, 2014. The show was part of the band's warm-up mini tour for their current European festivals, and the song's performance, verve, swagger and attitude show Motörhead have maintained their rich ripeness and added another layer of grit and polish.

It proves one major thing no one should ever forget...they are Motörhead, and they play rock'n'roll!

Don’t miss what has become an integral part of every rock fan’s calendar, catch the legendary Motörhead when the blast through the UK this November.

Tour dates UK November 2014

Tuesday 04 Nov 02 APOLLO - MANCHESTER
Thursday 06 Nov BIRMINGHAM - NIA
Saturday 08 Nov LONDON THE SSE ARENA - WEMBLEY

Tourd ates Europe November 2014

Monday 10 Nov ZENITH – MUNICH / Germany
Wednesday 12 Nov MEH – DÜSSELDORF / Germany
Friday 14 Nov SPORTHALLE – HAMBURG / Germany
Sunday 16 Nov MAX SCHMELING HALLE – Berlin / Germany
Tuesday 18 Nov ZENITH – PARIS / France
Thursday 20 Nov ISSELHAL – ZWOLLE / Holland

 Lonely The Brave Announe Collaboration With Fans For New Recording Of 'The Blue, The Green'.

Lonely The BraveThursday 18th September 2014
After having their debut album ‘The Day’s War’ enter the UK album charts at #14, Cambridge doom-pop 5 piece, Lonely The Brave today announce a fan collaboration for an alternative version of live favourite, ‘The Blue, The Green.’ Lonely The Brave will make the sheet music available for the original guitar and drum tracks, as well as new orchestration, including strings, brass and backing vocals. Fans are invited to record and submit the individual sections of the track, to be mixed and mastered together by the band for a unique recording of the song, bringing together submissions from across the globe. Here’s what the band have to say about the project:

“Our favourite songs are the ones that you take as your own, the songs that remind you of a place, a time or a moment. Something that is perhaps far removed from what the artist was originally writing about. This is your chance to make ‘The Blue, The Green’ truly yours, forever. We are so excited to hear your versions of a song that means so much to us.”

It’s simple for fans to get involved with the project – just head over to http://www.lonelythebrave.com/the-blue-the-green and follow the instructions. With 11 parts to choose from, ranging from Vocals to Trombone, Guitar to Cello, it’s an opportunity to be involved in a special recording bringing together the creative efforts of Lonely The Brave and their amazing fan-base. The band will then make the finished track available to stream online from November 10th.

For full T&Cs head HERE, submissions close 3rd October at Midnight.

Click HERE for current Lonely The Brave press shots.
Don’t forget to catch Lonely The Brave on the road throughout the rest of 2014:
SEPTEMBER 2014
WEDNESDAY 17 AMSTERDAM PARADISO, NETHERLANDS
THURSDAY 18 DEN BOSCH W2, NETHERLANDS
FRIDAY 19 ZWOLLE HEDON, NETHERLANDS
SATURDAY 20 REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL, GERMANY
MONDAY 22 WARSAW PROXIMA, POLAND
FRIDAY 26 GUILD OF STUDENTS, LIVERPOOL

OCTOBER 2014
WEDNESDAY 1 MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE w. MARMOZETS
THURSDAY 2 GLASGOW KING TUTS w. MARMOZETS
FRIDAY 3 LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY 2 w. MARMOZETS
SATUDAY 4 CARDIFF CF10 w. MARMOZETS
MONDAY 6 BRIGHTON KOMEDIA w. MARMOZETS
WEDNESDAY 8 TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORUM w. MARMOZETS
THURSDAY 9 SOUTHAMPTON TALKING HEADS w. MARMOZETS
FRIDAY 10 LONDON SCALA w. MARMOZETS
SATURDAY 11 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY BASEMENT w. MARMOZETS
MONDAY 13 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION w. MARMOZETS
TUESDAY 14 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2 w. MARMOZETS
WEDNESDAY 15 BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 3 w. MARMOZETS
THURSDAY 16 NORWICH OPEN w. MARMOZETS
FRIDAY 17 PARIS DIVAN DU MONDE, FRANCE

DECEMBER
SATURDAY 13 CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION

 Maroon 5 Add Second London Show.

Maroon 5Thursday 18th September 2014
As Maroon 5 fever grips the nation, the US pop superstars, armed with new album ‘V’, take it up another notch next spring with four UK arena dates, adding a second London show due to incredible demand.

Recorded in LA over the past year with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin, the much-anticipated ‘V’ reunites Maroon 5 with long-time keyboardist Jesse Carmichael. Rolling Stone raved about the new album saying ‘The 11 songs are precision-tuned and lustrously polished, jammed with hooks and choruses’ in their glowing 4* review.

With charismatic frontman Adam Levine at the helm, Maroon 5’s live shows are in a class of their own, as they showed earlier this year when they played two sold out O2 Arena dates in January to rave reviews. The Star called it “A masterclass of showmanship”, the Standard said that they had “returned in spectacular style” and the Telegraph that their set had “provided moments of pop perfection”.

Maroon 5 play (with Magic! supporting and Nick Gardner opening on all dates):

May 2015
Tue 26th LONDON, The SSE Arena, Wembley

Thurs 28th LONDON, The SSE Arena, Wembley
Sun 31st BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena

June 2015:
Mon 1st MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena

Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as ‘Best New Artist’ in 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. Known for hit singles including ‘Moves Like Jagger’, ‘Makes Me Wonder’, ‘Won’t Go Home Without You’, ‘Misery’ and ‘Payphone’ the band first won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, ‘Songs About Jane’.

 Panzer To Release New Album.

PanzerThursday 18th September 2014
The German PANZER, the teutonic Heavy Metal trio, is comprised of yet three undisputed genre legends: Vocalist & bass-player Schmier, best known as fronter of DESTRUCTION & HEADHUNTER, guitarist Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY) as well as drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD). To celebrate the nearing end of the year with a real killer release, the first The German PANZER onslaught entitled »Send Them All To Hell« will roll down onto the unholy UK soil on December 1st 2014.

Today the band unveils the cover artwork of »Send Them All To Hell«.
Commented frontman Schmier: “"The German PANZER with a fantasy cover? No way! As much as I liked the idea doing something different and less stereotype, it was so much fun to create a real POWERFUL METAL WARMACHINE full of classical clichés.”

The artwork was created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák, who also created the recent artworks of DESTRUCTION and HEADHUNTER. “Together with this great and crazy guy, we have visualized the most brutal Panzer ever”, adds Schmier.

"You will find a lot of details that you won’t recognize at first sight - hints to our lyrics and stuff that goes deeper than just the first martial impression! We will show you an intense cover trailer that will show all the fine points of this classical metal art that fits perfect with our music very soon!"

Watch the first trailer to get an idea of this teutonic explosion here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzPQjnwGNgY&feature=youtu.be

The track listing of »Send Them All To Hell« will be as follows:

01. Death Knell
02. Hail And Kill
03. Temple Of Doom
04. Panzer
05. Freakshow
06. Mr. Nobrain
07. Why?
08. Virtual Collision
09. Roll The Dice
10. Bleed For Your Sins

The initial idea was born when drummer Stefan Schwarzmann, who has relocated to Switzerland about seven years ago, had a chat with the owner of renowned Swiss club Z7 in Pratteln. The two tried to figure out a way to fill the empty space within touring and recording, the venue has been facing with its most frequently playing bands. To make a long story short: Nobert Mandel (owner of Z7) had the idea of a trio, with both Stefan and Herman in it. The only vacancy for bass and vocals wouldn’t stay open for long, as Stefan had the phone number and mail address of DESTRUCTION’s Schmier right at hand – and so “The German Panzer” was born!

Naming a band after fierce war machinery might seem a bit off for some, but if you take a look at the lyrics, this is picture perfect. The lyrics provoke, criticize and are part of the art. “My lyrics criticize... I don t pray,” adds Schmier.

And as difficult as the search for a name was at first, with all members being German die-hards and organizers of the Teutonic scene, The German PANZER seemed to be the name everybody remembers right away.

As for the album title, »Send Them All To Hell« was almost mandatory, as these are the first words to be heard on the record, with Schmier whispering them into the mic. With the exception of two tracks that feature all three members, all songs are written entirely by Herman Frank and Schmier.

If you like it heavy, more melodic or if you dig Speed Metal, then The German PANZER will hit right on - Or to say it with Hermann Frank: “No left - no right! Just straight forward like a Panzer!”

 Sylosis Announce New Drummer.

SylosisThursday 18th September 2014
'Having spent the last 9 years recording music and touring around the world with Sylosis, I have had some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Sylosis has some of the most dedicated and awesome fans and I am honoured to have played a part in music that is so well received.
Unfortunately I can no longer dedicate 100% of my time to the touring schedule and therefore to be fair to the band and fans I will step down and allow another drummer to take my place.

I want to say a massive thanks to Alex Bailey, Carl Parnell, Josh Middleton, Adam Foster, Julia Matthews, John Matthews, Stuart Callard, Andrew Matthews, Neil Callard, Abby Vickers, Mike Creech, Malcolm McKenzie, Kelly Renda, Jaap Wagemaker, anyone else involved with the band and every single fan that loves our music or came to one of our shows. It's been an absolute pleasure!’ Rob Callard

Sylosis with Ali Richardson - photo credit Cathrin Linné 2014

With Rob's stepping down Sylosis are excited to announce the arrival of Ali Richardson on drums. Ali has been a close friend of the band and previously filled in behind the kit on some live dates earlier this year when Sylosis toured with Devildriver and Ali's own band Bleed From Within which he will be continuing alongside Sylosis.

"Very excited to announce that I am now a part of the Sylosis family. I filled in for Rob when Sylosis toured together with my band, Bleed From Within, and Devildriver. I had a total blast on the tour and had great fun playing the songs in a live environment, so it was a no brainer when they asked me to join full time due to Rob's departure. Thanks to my brothers in Bleed From Within for letting me take on another band as well as my own, thanks to Josh, Bailey and Carl for this opportunity, and I want to wish Rob all the best for the future. Cheers!” Ali Richardson

 The Ghost Inside To Release New Album.

Fearless Vampire KillersThursday 18th September 2014
Los Angeles hardcore band THE GHOST INSIDE will release their fourth album DEAR YOUTH on November 17 on Epitaph Records. The album was co-produced by Jeremy McKinnon and Andrew Wade. Watch the band's new video for the track "Dear Youth (Day 52)" now, featuring fan-submitted footage here.This is the second track that The Ghost Inside have shared from the new album. The first track "Avalanche" premiered last week and can be heard here: http://youtu.be/cASpchz2npg.

Front man Jonathan Vigil explains the album concept in a letter written to his younger self:

Dear Youth,

I'm writing to you now because it seems I’ve lost my way. I can't pinpoint exactly when it started, but I know that it’s not like it was before. I’ve realized the more time that passes, the more we lose touch. It’s starting to feel like all I ever do now is lose touch with things. But not you, I never wanted to lose you.

I wish I had something to blame it all on, but I don’t. One day I was there and the next I was here. As if I was dreaming and suddenly woken up. These days I'm always wondering if what I've done is enough. It’s getting harder and harder for me to shake this feeling of stagnance.

So old friend I’m writing to ask you what it feels like to have the whole world in your hand? Where we could set out and do anything that we imagined. Endless possibilities way before complacence set in. To be honest with you, I’ve forgotten what that all feels like. There was a wonder about us that has long since faded. That sense of excitement, I miss it.

Dear youth, will you show me again? I need to be reminded of those times, back before this began...

- xx

Dear Youth is available for pre-order now at KRM and iTunes.

DEAR YOUTH TRACK LIST
01. Avalanche
02. Move Me
03. Out Of Control
04. With The Wolves
05. Mercy
06. Phoenix Flame
07. Dear Youth (Day 52)
08. Wide Eyed
09. My Endnote
10. The Other Half
11. Blank Pages
The Ghost Inside will be touring in mainland Europe and UK with Asking Alexandria in October and November this year. Please find the full list of dates is below.

TOUR DATES
Mon 6 Oct- AB, Brussels
Tues 7 Oct- Melkweg, Amsterdam
Wed 8 Oct- Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg
Fri 10 Oct- Tyrol, Stockholm
Sat 11 Oct- Tradgarn, Gothenburg
Mon 13 Oct- Huxleys, Berlin
Tues 14 Oct- Gasometer, Vienna
Wed 15 Oct- Kofmehl, Solothurn
Fri 17 Oct- Tonhalle, Munich
Sat 18 Oct- E-Werk, Cologne
Sun 19 Oct- Schlachthof, Wiesbaden
Mon 20 Oct- den Atelier, Luxembourg
Wed 22 Oct- UEA NRLCR, Norwich
Thurs 23 Oct- Rock City, Nottingham
Fri 24 Oct- 02 Academy , Newcastle
Sun 26 Oct- Barrowland, Glasgow
Mon 27 Oct- Barrowland, Glasgow
Tues 28 Oct- Ulster Hall, Belfast
Wed 29 Oct- Olympia, Dublin
Fri 31 Oct- Academy , Manchester
Sat 1 Nov- 02 Academy , Leeds
Sun 2 Nov- Great Hall, Cardiff
Tues 4 Nov- 02 Academy , Bristol
Wed 5 Nov- 02 Guildhall, Southampton
Thurs 6 Nov- Roundhouse, London
Fri 7 Nov - 02 Academy , Birmingham
Sun 9 Nov- Brighton Centre, Brighton

 68 Announce Return To The UK.

68Thursday 18th September 2014
Dynamic duo '68 have announced that they’ll be returning to the UK and Europe before the end of the year. Their first visit to these shores this summer left Josh Scogin (vocals/guitar) and Michael McLellan (drums) eager for more as they brought their unique brand of intensity to venues across the continent, including an incendiary performance at Hevy Festival which was documented in full by Punktastic. Experience the frenetic energy that is ’68’s live show first-hand when they make it back over here.

The Atlanta duo's debut album ‘In Humor And Sadness’ was released through EOne Entertainment / Good Fight Music earlier this year to critical acclaim, debuting at #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart in their native US. First single ‘Track 1’ got played on BBC Radio 1 via both The Rock Show and Zane Lowe’s Future Radio 1 segment with its energy captured in a glitchy music video which you can check out here.

UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
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01.12 Munchen (D) Feierwerk
02.12 Dessau (D) Beatclub
03.12 Koln (D) Underground
04.12 Antwerp (B) Kavka
05.12 Nottingham (UK) Rock City Basement
06.12 Plymouth (UK) The Underground
07.12 Leeds (UK) The Key Club
08.12 Glasgow (UK) Classic Grand
09.12 Birmingham (UK) o2 Academy 3
10.12 Newcastle (UK) o2 Academy 2
11.12 Manchester (UK) Sound Control
12.12 Brighton (UK) Audio
13.12 Bristol (UK) The Exchange
14.12 London (UK) Borderline
15.12 York (UK) Fibbers
16.12 Southampton (UK) Joiners
17.12 Oxford (UK) o2 Academy 2
19.12 Frankfurt (D) 11ER

 Fearless Vampire Killers To Release New Single.

Fearless Vampire KillersTuesday 16th September 2014
After an exclusive first play with Londons' XFM Radio on Sunday evening, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS premiered their second single, 'Maeby' taken from forthcoming album, 'Unbreakable Hearts'! The track went down fantastically, with great responses from fans and listeners alike, that their hashtag for the single, '#FVKMaeby' trended on Twitter!

Kier (Vocals/Guitar) was over the moon with the response!
"The reaction to this song already has been amazing! We've changed the tone a bit and gone a lot darker this time whilst still keeping things sleek... Goth Chic! Enjoy"
3PM of September 24th will also bring the premiere of a beautiful video to go with this track. Keep your eyes peeled!

The guys are also heading out soon with American heavyweights, Black Veil Brides! The tour commences on October 3rd, as follows:

Fri 03 Oct - Cardiff, University
Sat 04 Oct - London, Brixton Academy
Sun 05 Oct - Southampton, Guildhall
Tue 07 Oct - Birmingham, Academy
Wed 08 Oct - Nottingham, Rock City
Thu 09 Oct - Norwich, UEA
Sat 11 Oct - Exeter, Great Hall
Sun 12 Oct - Manchester, Apollo
Mon 13 Oct - Newcastle, Academy
Wed 15 Oct - Dublin, Olympia
Thu 16 Oct - Glasgow, Barrowland
Fri 17 Oct - Leeds, Academy

With the bands forthcoming album release, 'Unbreakable Hearts' set for release on November 3rd via Goremount Records, there is no better time to come and get excited with the guys, check some of their brand new material and party with Fearless Vampire Killers in all their glory!

Let us not forget that Fearless Vampire Killers have also lined up a HUGE halloween party-performance for Saturday Nov 1st to round off this tour and kick start the release of their record in their extravagant style!

There are not many tickets left to the one-off showdown for 'Cabaret Of The Damned' at The Dome in Tufnell Park, London - There will be huge amount's of spectacular performance’s including magicians, dancers and many other tricks up their vampire-killing sleeve’s, all to be revealed throughout the evening!

 The Quireboys Announce UK Tour.

The QuireboysTuesday 16th September 2014
The brand new album “Black Eyed Sons” kicked off 30th anniversary celebrations. Top value package will include live CD and live DVD and will be released on Monday 16th June, via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

Following three sold out intimate shows to mark the start of their 30th anniversary, The Quireboys will embark on a 5 month world tour which will commence with a long awaited return to The US & Canada early August.

They will be back mid November for the UK leg, which goes on sale this weekend. Expect new material from the forthcoming Black Eyed Sons, triple pack, rarities plus all the classics.

Special guests for the UK will be Hispanic Blues Rock legends, Vargas Blues Band, who have recently signed to The Quireboys label, Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

The year is 1984. The miners’ strike is in full swing. Apple sells its first Macintosh home computer and Whitesnake release Slide It In. Prince Harry is born…

…and the band that would become the Quireboys makes its infamous debut at a heaving pub in Putney.

Thirty years down the line and it’s time to celebrate a golden age of music with the ultimate party band; in 2014 the Quireboys continue to fuse retro-fuelled hooks with rock n roll evolution.

Following hot on the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed Beautiful Curse – the band’s biggest-selling record since their early 90s heyday – “Black Eyed Sons” was produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides and represents yet another career high for a band bang in form.

Spike (vocals), Guy Griffin (guitars), Paul Guerin (guitars) and Keith Weir (keys) have spent more than a decade rebuilding and revitalising one of British rock n roll’s best-loved brands. “Black Eyed Sons” is the triumphant result.

“I’ve always felt like I’m 30-years-old,” jokes Spike. “So this is our time. And I’d just like to raise a toast to the next 30 years.”

UK dates:
15th November: The Tivoli, Buckley
16th November: Academy3, Manchester
20th November: The Garage, Glasgow
21st November: The Limelight, Belfast
23rd November: The Riverside, Newcastle
26th November: O2 Academy, Islington, London
28th November: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
29th November: The Corporation, Sheffield
30th November: Thekla, Bristol

 Rixton Announce UK Tour.

RixtonTuesday 16th September 2014
Manchester four-piece Rixton follow up their No.1 debut single ‘Me And My Broken Heart’ with one of the biggest pop songs of the year in the form of ‘Wait On Me’. Co-written with producer Benny Blanco (Katy Perry, Maroon 5), ‘Wait On Me’ is a synth-driven slice of über-pop with an irresistible reggae-lilt at its heart.

Rixton have just finished their debut headline tour of the USA, where ‘Wait On Me’ is already climbing the charts with incredible speed, following the phenomenal success of ‘Me And My Broken Heart’ which has sold well over a million copies and been viewed over 25 million times on YouTube.

They have also recently appeared at the Teen Choice Awards in the US – where they were nominated for four awards including Breakout Music Group – and performed a brilliant medley of ‘Wait On Me’ and ‘Me And My Broken Heart’ to an absolutely rapturous audience.

You can watch that performance here

Rixton have just been confirmed as the final VEVO Lift artist for 2014, following similar high-profile support from VEVO for Sam Smith and Ella Eyre. Rixton topped the fan-voted poll with the biggest-ever vote VEVO have received, gaining over 140,000 fans demanding that Rixton take the final slot.

Ahead of that they will also be performing at the Radio 1 Teen Awards and set out on their biggest-ever UK headline tour on October 22nd, playing 13 cities around the country.

OCTOBER
22nd – Oxford, O2 Academy2
23rd – Birmingham, O2 Academy2
24th – Leicester O2 Academy2
26th – Manchester, Academy2
28th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
29th – Leeds Cockpit 1
30th – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
31st – Glasgow, Oran Mor

NOVEMBER
2nd – Sheffield, O2 Academy2
3rd – London, Koko
4th – Southampton, Brook
6th – Brighton, Concorde2
7th – Cardiff CF10

 Bryan Adams Gets Reckless.

Bryan AdamsTuesday 16th September 2014
It was November 5th, 1984 when A&M Records released Bryan Adams' RECKLESS. Now 30 years later, Universal Music is pleased to announce the re-release of this multi-platinum game changing record with an additional seven never-before-heard tracks. Regarded as one of the greatest rock albums of the 80s and one of the most defining moments in Adams’ career, RECKLESS will be released on November 10th, 2014.

Released three decades ago – on Adams’ 25th birthday - the 10-track record, spawned six ground-breaking hit singles, "Run To You", "Somebody", "Heaven", "Summer of 69","One Night Love Affair" and "It's Only Love", the duet with the iconic Tina Turner.

In addition to the original 10 tracks the re-release of RECKLESS (personally overseen by Bryan working with many of the original team including Bob Clearmountain, Bob Ludwig and Jim Vallance) includes seven previously unreleased bonus tracks. These tracks were written as demos with Jim Vallance – the co-writer on the RECKLESS album. Of utmost interest to fans will be the actual inclusion of the track “Reckless” which due to deadlines did not make it onto the original album.

The deluxe edition also includes the landmark 1985 live gig at the Hammersmith Odeon.

The original 10-track recording of RECKLESS stretched on for months: sessions began in March 1984, but the album wasn't finished until September. "By the time I'd finished the album", noted Adams, "I was completely exhausted. I'd pushed everybody, including myself, very hard. It was almost like I didn't care about any other relationship any more with anybody. I was just going to make the best record I possibly could."

History proves he did just that. "Reckless was just the right record at the right time," says Adams. "It was just unstoppable."

RECKLESS was the album that catapulted Adams’ career onto the international stage, becoming a multi-million selling disc in the U.K., Netherlands, Australia, the U.S., Germany and of course his home country of Canada. From the opening act to headliner, Top 20 to #1, the album was the tipping point in Adams' career.

On the lavish four disc super-deluxe edition of RECKLESS, housed in a DVD case-sized hardback book, fans will be treated to the 2014 re-mastered audio and the seven bonus tracks. The BBC in Concert Hammersmith Odeon live concert performance recorded in April of 1985. A DVD of Reckless - The Movie, which was a first at the time, as it was an accompanying release alongside the Reckless album and was shot by the legendary Director, Steve Barron (Dire Straits, Aha, Michael Jackson). The movie features videos from Reckless interspersed with scenes linking the tracks. The super-deluxe edition is a Blu Ray audio recording of the original album and a stereo mix re-mastered this year. Also included are never before seen historical photos from the studio, photos of Bryan and writing partner Jim Vallance as well as a fascinating conversation between the two of them, remembering the writing and recording of the album cut by cut. There is an exclusive interview with Bryan and a technical interview with legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig as well as lyrics, work sheets, paperwork, notes and much much more, remarkably kept intact from 1984 - truly an amazing and comprehensive collection of music and memorabilia.

Bryan Adams starts a European headline arena tour in November performing a set that will honour not only the 30th Anniversary of 'Reckless’, but also his endless catalogue of anthemic hits.

Available in the following formats:
Super-Deluxe: smarturl.it/BryAdmsSprDlx
Vinyl: smarturl.it/BryAdmVinyl
1 CD: smarturl.it/BryAdmsReckless
2 CD: smarturl.it/BryAdmsDelux

RECKLESS SUPER DELUXE EDITION
DISC 1 - RECKLESS – THE ALBUM
1. ONE NIGHT LOVE AFFAIR
2. SHE’S ONLY HAPPY WHEN SHE’S DANCIN’
3. RUN TO YOU
4. HEAVEN
5. SOMEBODY
6. SUMMER OF ‘69
7. KIDS WANNA ROCK
8. IT’S ONLY LOVE
9. LONG GONE
10. AIN’T GONNA CRY
BONUS TRACKS
11. LET ME DOWN EASY
12. TEACHER, TEACHER
13. THE BOYS NIGHT OUT
14. DRAW THE LINE
15. PLAY TO WIN
16. TOO HOT TO HANDLE
17. RECKLESS

DISC 2 – BBC IN CONCERT
HAMMERSMITH ODEON APRIL 1985
1. REMEMBER
2. THE ONLY ONE
3. IT’S ONLY LOVE
4. KIDS WANNA ROCK
5. LONG GONE
6. CUTS LIKE A KNIFE
7. LONELY NIGHT
8. TONIGHT
9. THIS TIME
10. THE BEST IS YET TO COME
11. HEAVEN
12. RUN TO YOU
13. SOMEBODY
14. STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
15. SUMMER OF ‘69

DISC 3 – DVD – RECKLESS THE MOVIE
THIS TIME
SUMMER OF ‘69
SOMEBODY
KIDS WANNA ROCK
HEAVEN
RUN TO YOU
IT’S ONLY LOVE (BONUS VIDEO)

DISC 4 – BLU-RAY – PURE AUDIO
RECKLESS - STEREO MIX - 2014 REMASTER
RECKLESS - ORIGINAL ALBUM - 5.1 MIX

*Bryan Adams’ new album Tracks of My Years will be out Oct 6th*

 Years And Years Announce Live Shows.

Years And YearsTuesday 16th September 2014
London trio Years & Years return to the live stage this Autumn, bringing their sun flavoured dancehall rhythm and bass (equally celebratory and introspectively soul) with the signature pop sensibilities of frontman and pianist Olly Alexanders’ effortlessly captivating voice.

The voice and piano of Alexander, draws influence from classic songsmiths and lyricist such as Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley, as well as the gritty lyrical realism of Raymond Carver and John Cheever. The tracks are then worked into brilliant life by bassist Mikey Goldsworthy and synth player/beat-maker/producer Emre Turkmen, who infuse Alexander’s songwriting with a love of cutting-edge electronic music and R&B (think SOHN, Jai Paul and a nod-back to 80s New Wave). Writing, co-producing and playing the instruments on all their songs, Years & Years are a truly modern group with a future-minded sensitivity and aesthetic.

A combined 1million+ hits on Youtube; a Hype Machine popular chart No.1; a Zane Lowe “next hype”; various supports slots (MØ, Say Lou Lou); a sold-out headline show at London’s Oslo; a mini-Japan and European tour that most notably ended in their signing to the world-renowned, Polydor Records.
After storming appearances at this year’s city festival circuit (Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Live at Leeds and Dot to Dot) under their belts and a debut album now in the works, Years & Years will certainly be a band to watch for 2015.

With more tracks and release details to be announced shortly you can catch the trio this summer at the following dates:

12-Oct-14 Newcastle O2 Academy w/ Clean Bandit
13-Oct-14 Glasgow O2 Academy w/ Clean Bandit
15-Oct-14 Leeds O2 Academy w/ Clean Bandit
16-Oct-14 Liverpool O2 Academy w/ Clean Bandit
17-Oct-14 Manchester O2 Academy w/ Clean Bandit
18-Oct-14 Sheffield O2 Academy w/ Clean Bandit
19-Oct-14 Norwich LCR w/ Clean Bandit
21-Oct-14 Nottingham Rock City w/ Clean Bandit
22-Oct-14 Birmingham O2 Academy w/ Clean Bandit
23-Oct-14 Bristol O2 Academy w/ Clean Bandit
25-Oct-14 Cardiff University w/ Clean Bandit
26-Oct-14 Exeter Great Hall w/ Clean Bandit
28-Oct-14 Bexhill On Sea De La Warr Pavilion w/ Clean Bandit
29-Oct-14 London Brixton Academy w/ Clean Bandit

30-Oct-14 Manchester Albert Hall w/ Sam Smith
03-Nov-14 Cambridge Corn Exchange w/ Sam Smith
04-Nov-14 Bristol Colston Hall w/ Sam Smith
06-Nov-14 London Eventium Apollo (Hammersmith) w/ Sam Smith

 Monster Truck Announce UK Tour.

Monster TruckTuesday 16th September 2014
Fresh off a slew of US dates with none other than Alice in Chains, Canadian groove rockers MONSTER TRUCK are delighted to confirm they've shoe-horned in three UK headline shows from November 6-8, before they head into Europe supporting Slash. The dates with Slash then kick off November 10 at Dublin's O2 Arena.

Tickets for the headline shows go on general sale Friday, 19 September, for £11.50 (£13.50 London) plus booking fees. Pick up your 'Don't F*ck With The Truck' t-shirt and get down the front at:
Thu 6th Nov - OXFORD Academy 2
Fri 7th Nov - LONDON Islington Academy
Sat 8th Nov - SHEFFIELD Corporation

On their last visit, the sold out 'Lords Of The Riff' tour, Metal Hammer commented, "Monster Truck have quite a buzz about them, and rightly so. Undoubtedly bigger things are to come from these guys." Powerplay agreed, boldly stating "If all their shows are like this one, world domination is just around the corner." "The entire room seems enchanted by the Canadian quartet's infectious, southern-fried boogie, the cool wash of Hammond keys providing pinches of Purple and dashes of Skynyrd in all the right places, " observed Classic Rock, continuing "There's an air of celebration to watching Monster Truck that's not far off watching AC/DC or Clutch - it's music that makes you want to neck beer and fist pump until someone turns up the lights and points you to the nearest bus station!"

 Senses Fail Sign To Pure Noise Records.

Senses FailTuesday 16th September 2014
SENSES FAIL has announced they have signed to Pure Noise Records. The news comes shortly after the band kicked off their nationwide Let It Enfold You 10th entering the studio in November to start recording their next full length which is scheduled to be released in summer 2015. A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

“We are very excited to start a new chapter in the bands life by signing to Pure Noise. It is wonderful to be a part of something that feels very much alive. This label is filled with current bands all jumping off and all making very meaningful, important music. We couldn't be more excited to release new music and to be doing so on a label like Pure Noise is perfect.” says Buddy Nielsen (singer)

Senses Fail, consists of Buddy Nielsen (lead singer), Zack Roach (guitarist), Matt Smith (guitarist), Gavin Caswell (bass) and current tour drummer Chris Hornbrook of Poison The Well. 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

 Heaven's Basement To Support The Pretty Reckless.

Heavens BasementTueasday 16th September 2014
UK rockers HEAVEN’S BASEMENT will round off a triumphant year as special guests to THE PRETTY RECKLESS. The four piece appear as the main support act on the ‘Going To Hell UK’ tour, which also features Nothing More.

"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

Tickets available from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/The-Pretty-Reckless-tickets/artist/1501760

Announcing their addition to her band’s tour last week via Twitter, The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen also exclusively shared the band’s sexy new video for ‘Lights Out In London’

"Shooting the Lights Out In London video was awesome” says Sid. “We took over Brick Lane in London, threw a few parties and raged through until daybreak, capturing certain things as we went. Considering the sinister undertones of the song it was actually a really fun night."

See the video in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwsGZCeIro

 Toseland Head Out On Tour.

ToselandTuesday 16th September 2014
Fresh from support to Reef’s 20th Anniversary Tour as well as a host of headline dates (including a sold out Islington Academy in Dec 2013) and 2014 dates with Status Quo, Toseland have announced the release of their debut album “Renegade”.

“Renegade” is an album packed with powerful rock songs – from the balls out album opener “Life Is Beautiful” to the melodic piano lead of “Kingdoms”, from the driving layered riffs of “Emergency” to forthcoming single “Singer In A Band”. Previous singles “Life Is Beautiful” and “Renegade” were both A listed at Planet Rock and Team Rock radios, showing this is a band who know how to rock a melody. Pulsating rhythms are overlaid with the guitar work of Zurab Melua and the trademark distinctive vocals of James Toseland.

If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorbike racer, music has been central to James life – so much so that he performed live at BBC’s Sports Personality Of the Year. When James was forced to retire through injury a journey into music started…

James met up with Toby Jepson (Little Angels) in March 2012 after a friend had recommended they might work well together. Jepson had no idea of James’ past but they clicked - personally and musically. James had the bones of several songs and an idea of the sound he wanted – one of the first tracks to emerge being album track Kingdoms (which James had been playing with for a while). The writing process was quick and the pair soon laid down instrumentation at Vale Studios with Jepson producing (credits include The Answer, Saxon and The Virgin Marys) and Steve Harris (Foo Fighters, U2) as engineer. James plays all the piano on the album. Vocals were recorded in five days at Jepson’s studio in Scarborough.

Toseland have already forged themselves a name as a powerful live act. 2013 saw them cross the country with a series of headline shows, supports (to Reef) and festival dates (Download, Planet Rockstock and the 2013 Moto GP at Silverstone).

Following a series of live dates with Status Quo other 2014 live dates are as follows:

Wed 9th July O2 Islington Academy, London (supporting Sebastian Bach)
Sat 12th July Triumph Live 2014 Event, Gaydon
Sat 19th July Brands Hatch, MCE British Superbike
Sun 20 July Steelhouse Festival, Gwent
Sat 26th July Rock and Blues Custom Show Old School Weekender Pentrich
Fri 1st August Cheshire, Carfest North
Fri 15th August Worksop, Clumber Park (with Status Quo)
Fri 22nd August Hampshire, Carfest South
Sat 30th August MOTO GP Silverstone
Sat 20th September Looe Festival, Cornwall
Sun 21st September Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 22nd September Bristol, The Fleece
Wed 24th September Glasgow, Stereo Café
Thu 25th September Aberdeen, The Tunnels
Sat 27th September Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sun 28th September Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Mon 29th September Cambridge, The Portland Arms
Tue 30th September Manchester, Academy 3
Thu 2nd October Northampton, The Roadmender
Wed 8th October 100 Club, London

 Devilment Unleash New Video.

DevilmentTuesday 16th September 2014
Witch County England's finest, DEVILMENT featuring the master of horrors, Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), recently shot a video for the their forthcoming second single, 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', which will be featured on the band's upcoming debut album The Great And Secret Show. The band have revealed some stills from the shoot, which can be found below.

Director Sam Scott-Hunter commented on the new video: "With this video I really wanted to capture the intensity of the song, and then shove it in your face to get the heart pounding - the visual equivalent of listening to it loud on your headphones in a dark room. So to do that we locked ourselves in a studio in deepest, darkest Suffolk, turned most of the lights out and the volume up, and we didn't come out again until we had that intense groove etched indelibly into the back of the camera. It's a dark song, and I wanted that heaviness to come across visually, but there's also an air of mystery and mysticism in what the band are doing, and to capture that we enlisted an incredible dancer, NagaSita, who has a wonderfully different and exotic take on the track. I hope when people watch this, they can turn the lights off, turn it up loud, and enjoy a really intense experience".

Added Dani Filth: "When we approached undertaking a video for the track 'Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me', the intention was to create something very visually disturbing, yet stunning to look at, in a minimalistic monochrome context. The idea was to really bring out the performance of the track and marry it to phantasmagorical images, all cut to the massive pounding beat. Through the inclusion of smoke, strobe-lighting, fire, Theban masks, exotic dance and silhouette, we have endeavoured to create a mystic atmosphere in which we plunged the entire studio into complete and utter darkness, so that the viewer's full attention is focused on these aforementioned traits, set adrift against what appears to be the timeless whirls of space. Sam Scott-Hunter the director and his assistant for the day, band photographer Dex Jezierski, both pulled out all the stops to make this video come to horrid artistic fruition, and we even enlisted the help of my wife Toni and daughter Luna for hair, angle-grinding, make-up and costume, all for the benefit of keeping our cinematic occult activities a closed secret from the unsuspecting human world. As a band we are all extremely pleased with the outcome of our dalliance with the dark arts and hope that viewers to this visual feast will enjoy it just as much as we did weaning the video from it's deep Satanic birth".

The band's new album is scheduled to be released on November 3rd via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The band recently announced that Bam Margera can be heard duetting on their cover of the MIDNIGHT OIL classic 'Beds Are Burning', which will be included as a bonus track on the limited edition of the album. Bam commented: "Having known Dani for a while now, and having him sing onstage with me at my wedding in Iceland last year, when he asked me to be a part of a song DEVILMENT were covering, I naturally jumped at the chance. The original track was awesome, this new interpretation of it is even better and I am just stoked to be a part of Dani's new band's stuff, which in all honesty f**king rocks like a muthaf**king f**k!“

The track list for The Great And Secret Show reads as follows:

01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Pre-order the album: http://bit.ly/devilmentsigned
Pre-order the album on Limited Edition Double Blue Vinyl: http://bit.ly/devilmentvinyl

The Great And Secret Show was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTH, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH, SYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork was created by legendary Drake Mefestta.

The band’s first single Mother Kali can be heard here: http://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w

DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE:

LACUNA COIL
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
DEVILMENT
31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute

 Fear Factory Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

Fear FactoryTuesday 16th September 2014
The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY, have signed a deal for North America & Europe with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989, FEAR FACTORY changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception.
The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases like »Soul Of A New Machine«,

»Demanufacture«, and the gold-selling release, »Obsolete«.

"Evolution and change are key elements in the non-stop growth of FEAR FACTORY,” comments guitarist Dino Cazares.

“With that said, I am proud to be back working alongside the first man to believe in what we were doing back in 1990. He took a chance

and signed us, and the rest is history. Monte Conner, once the main A&R man at Roadrunner Records, has now once again come back into

the FEAR FACTORY family with his new home - Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We can't wait to deliver an epic new album to kick off this new era."

"FEAR FACTORY are truly one of the groundbreaking metal bands of our time,” adds Conner. “On their 1992 debut »Soul Of A New Machine«, Burton C. Bell introduced

the world to the alternating heavy and melodic dual vocal approach that would go on to become a staple in metal to this very day. The following year, they were the first

metal band to enter the industrial/dance remix world with the pioneering »Fear Is The Mindkiller« EP. And look at the countless metal bands who have since imitated the

unique machine gun-style rhythm section, created when Dino Cazares' staccato riffs locked in perfectly with the syncopated kick drums. I am excited to be reunited with
this legendary band, and I am certain their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut will be another FEAR FACTORY classic."

FEAR FACTORY are currently working on material for their Nuclear Blast debut. The as-of-yet-untitled album will be co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell. A Winter 2015 release is expected.

 Decade To Head Out On Tour.

DecadeFriday 12th September 2014
Following the success of the band’s recent (and first ever) UK headline tour as well as an incredibly well received run of dates as main support to Lower Than Atlantis, DECADE have revealed yet another string of headline dates, this time taking Light You Up and Hey Vanity as supports.
In addition to this, the guys will be hitting the road with We Are The Ocean this October, with Boy Jumps Ship announced as openers.

Sept/Oct UK headline dates:-

September
29th - Rafters, Maidstone
30th - Portland Arms, Cambridge
October
1st - The Scene, Swansea
2nd - Level 3, Swindon
3rd - Zombie Hu, Corby
4th – Brickyard, Carlisle
5th - Make A Scene Festival ,Teeside University (main stage, festival appearance)
6th - Sugarmill, Stoke

October tour dates with We Are The Ocean:-
14th - Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
15th - Bristol, Fleece
16th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18th - Birmingham, Academy 2
19th - Manchester, Academy 3
20th - Leeds, Cockpit
21st - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
23rd - London, Scala
24th - Reading, The Bowery District

DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 Death Valley Knights Announce New Single.

Death ValleyFriday 12th September 2014
London metallers Death Valley Knights have announced the release of new single and lyric video of ‘Tongue Of Fire', in support of upcoming live dates with DragonForce and Neonfly.

After taking a break in early 2014, the band jumped feet first back into the thick of it with an amazing performance at Hammerfest in Wales to a sold-out crowd.

Formed in late 2009, the band has received national and regional airplay for singles including 'Promises', 'Mercury Rising' and most recently the title track of their EP 'Nothing Left to Steal' along with reviews in Kerrang, Terrorizer and Metal Hammer amongst others. 2012 saw Death Valley Knights playing the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Music Festival, UK’s largest Heavy Metal festival alongside artists such as Machine Head, Testament and other giants of the genre. The Bloodstock website that year debuted the band's drinking anthem, 'Shut Up and Drink'.


‘Tongue Of Fire’ is the 2nd single taken from the band’s latest EP released ‘Nothing Left To Steal’ (out now).

Check out the awesome lyric video produced by Tommy Antonini (The Defiled / Edguy / Soulfly) here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVhwwoDrJnc

Says Jake Thorsen –
"We are totally thrilled to be playing some dates with DragonForce, and indeed Neonfly as well. Given that both bands are high energy stage destroyers it will definitely push Death Valley Knights to up the ante! "

Catch Death Valley Knights Live in The UK

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 17th EDINBURGH Liquid Room (w/DragonForce & Neonfly)
Thursday 18th ABERDEEN Lemon Tree (w/DragonForce & Neonfly)
September 20th – Club 85 – Hitchin
Wednesday 24th MIDDLESBRO’ Empire (w/DragonForce & Neonfly)

OCTOBER
Sunday 5th – NOTTINGHAM Aces High Festival – Nottingham
Thursday 9th – LONDON Underworld (w/ Attica Rage)

 Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies To Co-headline The Jagermeister Tour.

Me First And The Gimmie GimmiesFriday 12th September 2014
Friday 12th September Jägermeister is proud to announce its fourth Jägermeister Music UK Tour in December 2014, once again providing a huge line up for a small ticket price. Last year’s tour saw the mighty GHOST, GOJIRA and THE DEFILED play to over 15,921 music fans as they packed out venues up and down the country. This year’s tour is set to repeat the success of the 2013 run, with a four-date tour headlined by Punk Rock legends ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES.

When five young friends from some of the mightiest bands on Fat Wreck Chords got together in the magical era of the 90’s and decided to bring together their collective wit to re-imagine pop songs as instant punk rock classics, they became the best cover band in the world. Featuring Spike Slawson on vocals, NOFX's Fat Mike on bass, Lagwagon's Joey Cape on rhythm guitar, current Foo Fighters member Chris Shiflett on lead guitar, and Lagwagon's Dave Raun on drums, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES are a supergroup. THE GIMMES will be hitting Jägermeister Music Tour UK dates in support of their latest album “Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!”, released earlier this year and are inviting you to mosh your way through Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love you’ and Paula Abdul’s classic ‘Straight Up’ amongst many more.

East London-based reggae-dub four-piece THE SKINTS will co-headline this year’s event, bringing an infectious fusion of Jamaican styles to the fore with their pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and punk rock ethic, creating the perfect mix to get the party crowd on their feet. Following the release of their “Short Change” EP earlier this year, the genre-defying outfit supported by Jägermeister on their band roster, has spent the summer recording their highly anticipated third album with renowned producer and close friend, Prince Fatty. Well-versed in setting festival scenes and stages alight, their inimitable live performances are not to be missed.
THE SKINTS said: "We're really excited to be on the Jägermeister tour, playing with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is very humbling for us. The band and crew are all great people and we can't wait to play some UK venues for the first time this year due to being in Europe and the studio. A punky reggae party indeed."

Two support acts will be announced in the coming weeks to join the dates, which are as follows:

December 18th – Liverpool O2 Academy
December 19th – Leicester O2 Academy
December 20th- Leeds O2 Academy
December 21st – London, O2 Academy Brixton

At an incredible one off price of just £10.00 per person (subject to booking fees) - thanks to Jägermeister subsidising admission - tickets for the 2014 Jägermeister UK Music Tour are likely to sell out very quickly.
O2 and Jägermeister presale from Wednesday September 17th 2014
General Tickets sales will then be available from www.ticketweb.co.uk and 0844 477 2000 on September 19th 2014

 Fur Cough Announce EP.

Fur CoughFriday 12th September 2014
Fur Cough announce the release of their debut self-titled EP, Fur Cough, via Baby Baboon Records on 29th October 2014.

The London based four-piece pull on influences ranging from At The Drive-In and PJ Harvey to The Jesus Lizard and Lhasa de Sela to produce an alternative rock record that has richness and diversity that any fledgling band would be proud of. Opening track ‘Bye My Myopia’ kicks proceedings off with a bang. Rough, emotive, layered vocals pierce through the speakers, complemented by hypnotic guitar and a memorable chorus that will swirl around your head for days. Second track ‘Lost In Rely’ evokes memories of early Nirvana and official single Peril Soaked Penny sums up Fur Cough perfectly - balls out rock and roll, complete with soaring guitars and relentless drumming, all beautifully knitted together by a killer hook.

Fur Cough were formed by brothers Aaron (Lead Vocals, Guitar) and Hayd Brown (Lead Vocals, Guitar) in April 2013. Both Aaron and Hayd act as lead vocalists and songwriters in the band which offers a uniqueness to the music that many other bands would find difficult to replicate. After searching for members who would compliment the bands style, the brothers were introduced to Karen Jones (Drums, Backing Vocals) through a friend who then recommended Debbie Ahakpo (Bass, Backing Vocals) - the final piece of the jigsaw was in place and Fur Cough were born. Wasting no time, the band immediately set about writing and recording, producing enough material to record their debut EP.
The band have played Alternative Great Escape Festival on May 10th in Brighton as well as Camden Rocks on May 31st and have already started to write new songs that we be produced by Joe Foster (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream) in September.
Track Listing:


1. Bye My Myopia?
2. Lost In Rely?
3. Peril Soaked Penny
4. Sip To Sips

 Mariachi El Bronx Back With New Album.

Mariachi El BronxFriday 12th September 2014
Mariachi El Bronx – the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – have announced the November 4 release of Mariachi El Bronx (III) with this video teaser. Listen to the album’s lead track “New Beat”: http://smarturl.it/meb-new-beat.

On the third in its series of self-titled albums, the band took a fresh approach. Not content to simply excel within the confines of the mariachi genre, they ditched the rulebook and dusted off old sequencers, synths and an ARP. The 10 striking songs that resulted fuse traditional melodies with modern ambience. See below for track listing.

(III) will be available via ATO/Pias (Cooperative) Records in all formats, including day-glo orange vinyl, and can be pre-ordered now at http://thebronxxx.shop.musictoday.com. Fans who pre-order (III) will receive a download of “Loteria”, a track that does not appear on the album, plus 8 to 1, a short film that the band members shot entirely on their iPhones.

Mariachi El Bronx will celebrate the album’s release with an Autumn West Coast run that will kick off on November 5 with a record release show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. 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).

An online ticket presale for the US tour is underway now at https://mariachielbronx.tix.musictoday.com/shopper.aspx. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 12. Mariachi El Bronx will be touring Europe in December, supporting Gogol Bordello. See below for the full list of tour dates.

The band recorded most of (III) at Haunted Hallow Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia, a surreal private countryside location with absolutely no cell phone reception, but plenty of strange sculptures and miles of woods in every direction. 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. From the social commentary of tracks like “New Beat” and “Sixes And Sevens” to the reflective “Wildfires” and “High Tide,” (III) reveals a band coming into its own, extending the proverbial middle finger to tradition – and backing it up 100%. 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.

NPR noted, “inside the tales of lost love and other tragedies, there's plenty of tradition balanced by shots of pure joy and irreverence" and the BBC praised (II) as a “fabulous album, fabulously written, fabulously arranged and fabulously executed." In a four-star review, Alternative Press observed, “Mariachi El Bronx (II) triumphs because not only does it treat the West Mexican musical idiom with respect, it raises the bar for future directions and possibilities.”

MARIACHI EL BRONX (III) – TRACK LISTING
1. New Beat
2. Wildfires
3. Sticks And Stones
4. High Tide
5. Nothing’s Changed
6. Eternal
7. Raise The Dead
8. Everything Twice
9. Right Between The Eyes
10. Valya

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 Co
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 @ The Crocodile
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Assembly Music Hall
11/15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers

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

 Unearth Reveal New Album.

UnearthFriday 12th September 2014
UNEARTH has released a new single called "The Swarm," the first bit of new music from their forthcoming album “Watchers Of Rule” - check it out here:
https://soundcloud.com/eone-music/unearth-theswarm/s-dcX6R

The band recently announced their all new album “Watchers of Rule” to be released via Century Media on November 3rd, 2014 in Europe. Mixed by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band's six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure. Today, UNEARTH is also revealing the cover artwork for “Watchers Of Rule”, which was designed by Richey Beckett (www.richeybeckett.com) and the album track-listing.

“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

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.“

 Butcher Babies Release New Track From Their EP.

Butcher BabiesThursday 11th September 2014
Taking a page from heroes Metallica and Guns N' Roses, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, has recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled “Uncovered”, this EP will be released on October 6 in Europe (digital only) and on September 30 in North America and features the following five tracks:

“Uncovered” track-listing:
1. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming To Take Me Away
3. Don't Give A Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped

For a preview of “Uncovered”, BUTCHER BABIES has posted their cover of "They're Coming To Take Me Away" online: http://youtu.be/x_KElJ0vL-g

 Soen Back with New Album.

SoenThursday 11th September 2014
IT’S HARD to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is ‘entertainment for those who are easily bored’, then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading.
As forthcoming / second studio album, ‘Tellurian’, makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy.

The melodies are intricate, the playing muscular and the choruses soaring; overall, the feel is one of a band – aided by Christian Andolf on keys – whose intent is very much in synch with the sort of core values (skilled musicianship, emotion over precision, importance of album artwork, etc.) that seem to be back in vogue…

Produced by Platbarzdis (who also played some of the bass), mixed by the legendary / Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, King Crimson, etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway set-up in the US, ‘Tellurian’ sees SOEN taking the approach of their ‘Cognitive’ debut (2012, Spinefarm Records) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.

Rhythmic, experimental and flowing, and with the ‘muso’ side never taking precedence over a good song and a telling chorus, ‘Tellurian’ (‘relating to, or inhabiting the earth’) will appeal to anyone with an ear for quality playing, and there’s further reward to be had below the surface, with the lyrics taking a more direct route than on ‘Cognitive’, and the construction of the material – including first single / video ‘Tabula Rasa’ (‘Clean Slate’) – allowing room for the raw emotion to shine through.

Music for the head and the heart.

 Down 'N' Outz Announce UK Tour.

Down N OutzThursday 11th September 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.

 The Hold Steady Gear Up For UK Tour.

The Hold SteadyThursday 11th September 2014
The Hold Steady will return to the UK this autumn to play a headline nine-date tour with gigs in Portsmouth, Bristol, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Sheffield. The tour will start with a run of 4 other European cities opening in Amsterdam on October 7. The announcement comes on the back of a successful run of recent dates including sold out shows at Live in Leeds and the Great Escape and an intimate one-off performance at London’s Bush Hall. Brooklyn’s So-So Glos will be supporting on all shows of the tour.

The New York band’s sixth studio album, Teeth Dreams was released via Cooking Vinyl and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush) at Rock Falcon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee. The Hold Steady formed in 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, with a vibrant mixture of punk and classic rock pedigree. Punctuated by lyrically dense storytelling and guitar riffs, The Hold Steady quickly became a critically acclaimed rock band with a rabid fan base in the UK and Europe as well as America.

Teeth Dreams is the first Hold Steady album to feature twin guitars as Memphis-based guitarist Steve Selvidge joined recording alongside band co-founder Tad Kubler. The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (Drums),Craig Finn (Vocals), Tad Kubler (Guitar, vocals), Galen Polivka (Bass) and Steve Selvidge (Guitar, vocals).

Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale on Tuesday, 27 May at 9am. Eindhoven will go on sale on Sat 24th, with the rest of mainland Europe going on sale on Mon 26th.

Full October 2014 TOUR DATES
Tues 7th Amsterdam – Melkweg
Wed 8th Eindhoven – De Effenaar
Thurs 9th Cologne – Luxor
Fri 10th Paris – Fleche D'Or
Sat 11th Norwich – Sound & Vision festival (headline)
Sun 12th Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 13th Birmingham – Academy 2 (02 Presale)
Tue 14th Sheffield – City Hall
Wed15th Glasgow – ABC (02 Presale)
Fri17th Belfast – Limelight 2
Sat 18th Dublin – Academy
Sun 19th Manchester Academy
Tue 21st London – KOKO
Wed 22nd Bristol – Academy (02 Presale)
Thur 23rd Newcastle – Riverside

 Death From Above 1979 To Release New Album.

Death From Above 1979Thursday 11th September 2014
Globally revered and highly influential dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 have revealed a plethora of details about their eagerly anticipated new album, including the title, cover art, and track-listing. The Physical World will be released by Last Gang Records/Caroline/Fiction on September 9th, 2014. The digital pre-order is now available on iTunes as well as pre-orders for vinyl and CD.

The first single, “Trainwreck 1979” is now available for sale and streaming at all participating online retailers.

Produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis), The Physical World comes a full ten years after the release of the band’s universally acclaimed debut album, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine, which made Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Sebastien Grainger (vocals and drums), an underground /over ground sensation. DFA 1979 broke up in 2006 while the first album and subsequent remix album continued to sell inexplicably. They decided to reunite in 2011 and began to perform live picking up where they left off without missing a beat. Their rabid cult status has only continued to amass just as inexplicably. Jesse and Sebastien sat down with the NME to talk about the new album release and reuniting. Earlier this spring, DFA 1979 released various clues, tidbits and sonic allusions surrounding a possible new album on deathfromabove1979.com. This will also be your exclusive portal into the wormhole world into all things DFA 1979 now and in the future.

In addition, Death From Above 1979 have announced they will hit the road this Autumn for an extensive European and U.S. headlining tour, taking in three UK headline shows in October which goes on sale this Friday, July 11th. Please see below for all tour dates.

DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 PLAY:

20-Oct-14 London Electric Ballroom
21-Oct-14 Manchester Gorilla
22-Oct-14 Glasgow The Garage
24-Oct-14 Sheffield Plug
25-Oct-14 Bristol Simple Things

 

 The Datsuns Release New Video.

The DatsunsThursday 11th September 2014
The Datsuns have unveiled their new video for ‘Bad Taste’ the first single from the forthcoming album ‘Deep Sleep’ out October 6th

3 minutes of swaggering fuzz set against a glitter shuffle. ‘Bad Taste’ will be released as a Puke Green Vinyl 7” and Download.
Check out the brilliant animated video for ‘Bad Taste’ on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPd8ifLnzME

The Datsuns have also confirmed their first UK tour in 3 years, exclaiming 'we are super excited to play the new record live, it's gonna be loud!' The Datsuns 5 date tour starts in Bristol at The Fleece on 27th October and culminates at the Lexington on 1st November.

‘Deep Sleep’ was written and recorded in a blistering fast ten days at Roundhead Studios in Auckland last January. The result is a sonic explosion that arrives, lights the place on fire, then leaves, all within the space of 34 minutes.

Singer/bassist Dolf de Borst explains, 'We’re not fucking around. We’re all conscious of the fact that we don’t live so close to one another (Stockholm, Auckland, London, Wellington), if we’re together, we’re going to make records.'

‘DEEP SLEEP' elaborates on their signature breakneck-paced rock’n’roll delving into more menacing terrain summoned from the bands collective proto-metal 70s influences; Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult and Bloodrock, to name a few. Semi-tones are thrown in amongst blues scale riffs creating a darker, more evil sound that summons images of 1970s cult film super-villains.
To pre-order “Deep Sleep’ on i-Tunes and gets the new single immediately https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/deep-sleep/id907118759

The Datsuns UK Tour Dates
October
Mon 27 The Fleece Bristol
Tue 28 Fibbers York 0
Wed 29 Broadcast Glasgow
Thur 30 Cluny Newcastle
Fri 31 Harlow Square

November
Sat 1 Lexington London

 Skid Row To Release New EP.

Skid RowWednesday 10th September 2014
Hot on the heels of their triumphant appearance at this year’s Download Festival, SKID ROW will return to the UK in October. This will be the band’s 4th trip to the UK in the last 18 months, so the band have chosen to visit markets they have missed on the past runs and that most bands skip completely. Places like Hull, Stourbridge and Buckley will all get a full volume blast of the United World Rebellion tour that has visited over 30 countries in the last year and a half. The band will also do a special intimate show at London’s legendary Underworld on Oct 28th which promises to be a hot ticket to get. Support for the tour will be SISTER and THE LAST VEGAS.

SKID ROW--Johnny Solinger (vocals), Scotti Hill (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Snake Sabo (guitar) and Rob Hammersmith (drums)—will release their highly anticipated new seven-song EP, RISE OF THE DAMNATION ARMY - UNITED WORLD REBELLION: CHAPTER TWO, on August 04th. The EP marks the 2nd in a series of 3 highlighting the band’s new music.

“The idea really appealed to me,” says Bolan, “especially with the constantly changing musical climate. I like the idea of a steady flow of new music, as opposed to releasing a full-length album then riding it for the next two years.”

That guerrilla burst of recording a concise series of EP’s fostered a focused intensity that was liberating, says Snake. “The pressure seemed to be lifted. That immediately set me at ease and it became really exciting.”

Exciting and potent, prompting Solinger to exert the full range of his ability. “The third time in the studio as the voice of SKID ROW was the proverbial charm, and the proof is in the tracks. RISE OF THE DAMNATION ARMY - UNITED WORLD REBELLION: CHAPTER TWO is the most meaningful work I've done with the band. It's definitely the most I've been challenged, vocally.”

That sound is rambunctious exuberance. They got older, but SKID ROW never really grew up. RISE OF THE DAMNATION ARMY - UNITED WORLD REBELLION: CHAPTER TWO is still the youth gone wild, their musical spark still burning gasoline.

Fri 17 Oct Bristol, Bierkeller
Sat 18 Oct Cambridge, The Junction
Sun 19 Oct Hull, The Well
Mon 20 Oct CONF Edinburgh, Liquid Room
Wed 22 Oct Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
Thu 23 Oct Stourbridge, River Rooms
Fri 24 Oct Wakefield, Warehouse 23
Sat 25 Oct Buckley, Tivoli
Sun 26 Oct Nuneaton, Queens Hall
Tue 28 Oct London, Underworld

 Electric Wizard To Release New Studio Album 'Time To Die'.

Electric WizardWednesday 10th September 2014
Electric Wizard have today announced ‘TIME TO DIE’ as the title of their forthcoming studio album; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fucking’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Says EW founding member, Jus Oborn:-

“All of our albums in the past have had a theme – revenge, drugs, black magick – and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle – it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”

The artwork, once again created by Oborn, is an extension of the theme; this is further solidified by the LP gatefold image, to be revealed at a later date.

Electric Wizard, who have just played at Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

July 3rd Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)
July 4th Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)
Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th – 12th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

ELECTRIC WIZARD are here for REVENGE.....BE AFRAID.....

 Dragonforce Announce Tour Supports.

DragonforceWednesday 10th September 2014
UK Metal Titans DRAGONFORCE have revealed the supports for the UK/Ireland leg of their upcoming MAXIMUM OVERLOAD world tour.
London based hard rockers NEONFLY will support in the UK mainland, with Northern Irish metalheads CONJURING FATE doing the honours at the Belfast and Dublin shows.
DRAGONFORCE released their latest album “Maximum Overload via Edel Music on August 18th. Check out the video for “The Game” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb7F3SU5BRw
DRAGONFORCE ON TOUR
Support from NEONFLY (except Belfast and Dublin where CONJURING FATE support)
Last remaining tickets available from: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 17th EDINBURGH Liquid Room
Thursday 18th ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
Friday 19th GLASGOW King Tuts **SOLD OUT**
Saturday 20th BELFAST Limelight 2
Sunday 21st DUBLIN Whelan's
Tuesday 23rd CARLISLE Brickyard
Wednesday 24th MIDDLESBRO’ Empire
Thursday 25th MANCHESTER Deaf Institute **SOLD OUT**
Friday 26th STOKE Sugarmill
Saturday 27th BIRMINGHAM Institute **SOLD OUT**
Tuesday 30th BRIGHTON The Haunt

OCTOBER
Wednesday 1st SOUTHAMPTON Joiners **SOLD OUT**
Thursday 2nd PLYMOUTH White Rabbit
Friday 3rd BRIDGEND Hobo's **SOLD OUT**
Saturday 4th BRISTOL The Thekla **SOLD OUT**
Tuesday 7th LEEDS Brundenell
Wednesday 8th NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Thursday 9th COLCHESTER Arts Centre **SOLD OUT**
Friday 10th NORWICH Waterfront
Saturday 11th LONDON Bush Hall **SOLD OUT**

 Set It Off Reveal New Single.

Set It OffWednesday 10th September 2014
Set It Off have just unleashed their brand new single ‘Why Worry’, which is taken from their forthcoming full-length, ‘Duality’, due for release on October 13th via Rude Records. The bold pop track aired for the first time as a worldwide exclusive on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show on Sunday evening and was featured as their as #Rockestrecord, which resulted in 2 further plays of the track the following day with both Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe.

‘Why Worry’ is now available to stream online and you can check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP7oRGMgsi0

‘Duality’ is now available for pre-order physically here http://smarturl.it/DualityPreorders and on iTunes - where ‘Why Worry’ is included as an instant grat track.

"This was the first song we ever wrote with [producer] Brandon Paddock. The chemistry in that room was absolutely incredible and we just had the time of our lives making this song," shares vocalist Cody Carson. "Influences and the vibe for the song derived from Michael Jackson, all the way to Phantom of The Opera. The instruments in the verses, you'll notice, are eerie and minor, drawing you in and making your heart beat. My intention with the lyrics is to translate that yes, you worry, I worry, we all do...but come with me and I'll show you the light. It's funny though, this song really showed me that sometimes, in songs, I'm actually giving MYSELF advice!"

This past week, Set It Off also debuted a five episode video series of sound bites introducing the album and giving fans insight into the writing and recording process for ‘Duality’. The series can now be seen in its entirety at http://www.Youtube.com/setitoffband.

 Emigrate To Release New Album.

EmigrateWednesday 10th September 2014
Formed by Rammstein’s Richard Kruspe, EMIGRATE have now set the release date for their new studio album – the follow up to the 2007 self-titled debut, a Top 10 German chart entry.

Titled ‘Silent So Long’, this sophomore outing – produced by EMIGRATE themselves and mixed in Los Angeles by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, etc.) – features 11 brand new recordings, with a lead single / video to be announced shortly…

As with the debut, Kruspe adds to his guitar playing / song-writing duties by stepping up to the mic, only this time he’s joined by a number of guest singers; there’s Lemmy from Motörhead, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Marilyn Manson, Canadian born Berlin-dweller, Peaches, plus Frank Dellé from chart-topping German collective Seeed.

“I didn’t write the songs with specific guests in mind,” explains Kruspe, “I just thought who would do the best job on this or that track, and the final performances were everything I was hoping for. You know, I’ve had about five moments in my music career when I’ve been left smiling like a child – one was when Rammstein sold out New York’s Madison Square Garden in 20 minutes (2010), but the last one was hearing Lemmy on tape. It just sounds f**king great! I wrote him a really long message and he came back “alright!” Fantastic!”
Pre-order ‘Silent So Long’ here: http://po.st/EmSSLcd
For Kruspe, still firmly ensconced within the Rammstein ranks, EMIGRATE has never been a side or a solo project. Preferring to tap into the energy of a team, and looking to revive the collaborative spirit of the East German punk scene he grew from, the guitarist has always put value on those around him, and this time – in addition to the existing personnel of guitarist / producer Olson Involtini and bassist / co-conspirator Arnaud Giroux – he’s joined by drummers Mikko Sirén (Apocalyptica) and Joe Letz (Combichrist).

Whilst ‘EMIGRATE’ saw Kruspe, a restless creative spirit, proving that he could take on a new set of challenges, the follow-up adds fresh layers in terms of invention, emotion and contemporary sheen, with Margaux Bossieux – previously of New York punk band Dirty Mary – providing telling backing vocals throughout; crafted with care in Kruspe’s own Berlin studio plus the old radio building on the city’s Nalepa Street, the latter enhanced by an extra control room’s worth of gear(!), ‘Silent So Long’ is another bold step forward, with both music and (English) lyrics showing no desire to be corralled, and Kruspe The Guitarist happy to let rip where the music demands.

With sold-out global tours, headline festival appearances and a succession of platinum albums marking his career with Rammstein, Kruspe could easily opt for a less pressured existence, but ‘resting on laurels’, or the German equivalent, isn’t within his immediate frame of reference…

 Finch Release New Track.

FinchTuesday 9th September 2014
The second track, “Anywhere But Here” taken from the forthcoming album Back To Oblivion is now available to stream or purchase as an instant grat track on iTunes; When fans pre-order the album now they will receive “Two Guns To The Temple” and “Anywhere But Here” instantly.

Listen to “Anywhere But Here” on youtube now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAnFFy0RaJI

Back to Oblivion will be released on September 29th via Spinefarm Records.

Back to Oblivion marks the return of Finch with the band’s first full length album in over nine years. The Southern California band has undeniably created a lasting, formidable body of work with their two studio albums and EPs - singer Nate Barcalow acknowledges that 2002’s What It Is To Burn all but “defined post-hardcore early in the decade”, while 2005’s Say Hello to Sunshine continued to shape its direction. The band dignified the demand for a celebration of What It Is To Burn’s 10th anniversary by reforming after a hiatus and playing select sold-out shows across the country in 2013. Inspired by the creative surge brought on by these shows, Finch rendered these contradictions moot with Back to Oblivion, their long-awaited third LP and a new, bold chapter in the band’s legacy. Back to Oblivion itself is a paradoxical idea. This is Finch reinvigorated, brimming with the inspiration of their earliest days; the opposite of the negation implied by “oblivion.” But as a songwriting unit, they’re challenging themselves by going deep into the unknown - this is by far Finch’s most introspective and demanding work from a lyrical standpoint. The album was produced by Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars, Janes Addiction, Audio Slave).

 Pacer To Release New Album.

PacerTuesday 9th September 2014
PACER have announced the release of their second album will be on 17th November through Everything Sucks Music in the UK. The title track ‘Mechanical’ can be heard now here. Vocalist Mark Pavey explains that it’s “about how an intense focus can sometimes leave you without a wider perspective; how when you suddenly have no plans, you can feel broken.”

The band’s punk rock pedigree is undeniable with their first EP getting a release on The Bouncing Souls’ Chunksaah Records, the line-up featuring former members of The Steal and Twofold, and a Split 7” with Iron Chic, acclaimed debut album ‘Making Plans’ and appearance at The Fest in Florida under their collective belt.

‘Mechanical’ is an album exemplary in its energetic bounce. As vocalist Mark Pavey says – “Whilst (last album) Making Plans was written in a few periods of intense writing, Mechanical took shape at a slower pace being both more complex musically and more introspective in its subject matter. As it reached its completion, we booked some time to record the album in a similar manner to how we recorded Making Plans - over two days, playing mostly live together as a group in order to give the album the frenetic energy we wanted.”

“Making Plans was about a focus, about deciding on a goal and moving towards it at a great speed to achieve it.” Continues Pavey. “Mechanical is a counter to that. It's about what happens after you reach a goal that you have focused on so strongly and working out what to do when you are suddenly left feeling aimless and adrift.”

With the album mixed by guitarist/vocalist Dave House at home and in coffee shops all over the south-east, House and Pavey found the two day deadline key to the energy of the record (and many others they’ve been involved with) – “We find it's just enough time to track things without hideous mistakes while retaining the sense of urgency and authenticity of a band just playing together in a room,” says House.

Despite focusing on the problematic hurdles in life, ‘Mechanical’ as an album has a strong focus on the realisation that, as long as you can keep the problems that happen around you in perspective, you can move past them without letting them bog you down.

 Lower Than Atlantis Announce One Off London Show.

Lower Than AtlantisTuesday 9th September 2014
Lower Than Atlantis are proud to announce a special show this Winter, in association with Rock Sound magazine. The show takes place on Monday 8th December at Koko, London with the full lineup to be revealed over the coming weeks.

The new self-titled album, which is their most ambitious album to date, was recorded in their own studio in Watford and produced by Dan Lancaster. The record positively fizzes with musical ambition, lyrical wit, crossover potential and carpe diem spirit. And songs, brilliant songs.

From the us-against-the-world bravado of 'English Kids In America' (likely to become the anthem for any homegrown gang touring the US) to the reflective closer ‘Number One’, Lower Than Atlantis is the sound of a band determined to give everything they’ve got in search of glory. It’s reflective of a band who’ve grown up “I’m 26,” says singer Mike Duce, “It’s time to stop acting like a fucking child – I’m definitely less of a nutter” without growing old “Don’t worry,” says Mike, “I won’t stop being mouthy – I calls them as I sees them”.

And, whether you’re looking for brilliantly accessible rock anthems 'Emily', 'Here We Go' or heartbreakingly direct break-up songs 'Ain’t No Friend Of Mine', LTA delivers. Mike Duce unflinchingly documents his unhappy experiences, both professional in 'Criminal' and personal in 'Words Don’t Come So Easily', but in a way that anyone and everyone will relate to. And, just as his lyrics have become more universal, and as LTA’s melodies reach peaks of infectiousness rarely scaled by punk rock geezers from Watford, so the band’s musical palate has expanded.

“There’s only so far you can go with four blokes playing guitars, bass and drums,” smiles Mike. “And now was the time to do whatever the fuck we wanted.”
Consequently, an electronic edge snakes through the album, while the addition of strings, dance beats elevates LTA far above most of their rock peers.

First single ‘Here We Go,’ was Zane Lowes ‘Hottest Record In The World‘ enjoyed 4 weeks A LIST on Radio 1. The video has already racked up over 460,000 views. New double A-side single of ‘Emily’/ ‘English Kids In America’ is out 29th September 2014.

Lower Than Atlantis tracklist:
1. Here We Go
2. Ain’t No Friend
3. English Kids In America
4. Criminal
5. Words Don’t Come So Easily
6. Emily
7. Stays The Same
8. Live Slow, Die Old
9. Damn Nation
10. Time
11. Just What You Need
12. Number One

With the rock album of the summer under their belts, Lower Than Atlantis are finally ready to go higher than the sun.

‘Emily’ & ‘English Kids In America’ is released 29th September 2014 via Easy Life/ Sony Red

‘Lower Than Atlantis’ is released 6TH OCTOBER 2014 via Easy Life/ Sony Red


Lower Than Atlantis tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 12th September priced £13.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Yellowcard To Release New Album.

YellowcardTuesday 9th September 2014
We really feel like we got where we wanted to be, and made a proper rock ‘n’ roll record,” says vocalist Ryan Key of YELLOWCARD regarding their seventh studio album LIFT A SAIL (Razor & Tie; release date: 6th October 2014). “We really changed lanes, I think. It’s still a massive rock record, but there were a lot of choices made while we were writing the songs that were new for us. We continued to challenge ourselves throughout the writing and recording process.”

“The day has arrived! We are so happy to announce that the pre-sale for our new record Lift a Sail begins today,” he continues. “The album will be released October 6th but you can preorder it beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19th. Also, there are preorder merch bundles with exclusive Lift a Sail items at www.yellowcard.merchnow.com.”
Kicking off with the majestic violin-only instrumental “Convocation”, a choice that heralds not only the first time they’ve done something as experimental as this, but also a brand new start for the band. Abandoning any binds that held them to scenes or musical styles, Yellowcard let loose and rattled their own cages. The massively anthemic “Transmission Home” shows a band unleashed and eager to start anew. With Ryan Mendez’s muscular power chords and the sonic boom of guest drummer Nate Young (of Anberlin), Lift A Sail shifts quickly into high gear, upping the rock quotient with Sean Mackin’s trademark violin adding extra texture. From the ringing “Crash The Gates” to the driving “Make Me So” which recalls the band’s superb talent for huge singalong choruses, to the balladic “Madrid”, it’s an album with more peaks than valleys, but also not afraid to show its vulnerability. Named after Moscow’s time zone, “MSK” is a testament to Key’s growth as a songwriter. Sparse and soaring with atmospheric keys, electronics, and Mackin’s swirling violin, it’s a first in that it is completely devoid of drums and guitar – something they have never done before. “It’s a bold leap for us,” Key says confidently. Written about the apartment Key and his now-wife shared in Denver after her tragic accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down, album track “One Bedroom” stands closest to what many feel is classic Yellowcard. Over acoustic guitars that gradually give way to an anthemic power ballad, Key sings a tender love song, intoning “You’re the one for the rest of the rest of time,” in earnestness. Lyrically circling around Key’s family and, most prominently, his wife, it’s a very personal album and one that really pushes the band outside of their comfort zone.
Lift a Sail is a fearless album and one that sees Yellowcard really growing bigger and louder. The epic title track sums up the attitude of the album whose resilient lyrics “If a storm blows in on me / I am ready now” reflects the inspiring determination of not only Key’s wife but also the band’s unending creative strength in making music. “It’s the one song that really encompasses this whole experience,” Key declares, looking back on everything he, his family and his bandmates have been through over the past year. “It’s saying, we’re ready for anything now.”

Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals, guitars), Sean Mackin (violins), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass). Lift A Sail was produced by Neal Avron and will be released on October 7, 2014 via Razor & Tie. Previously, Yellowcard have announced a USA Fall tour with Memphis May Fire and Emarosa (tour dates below). “We can't wait for you all to hear these new songs,” Key concludes. “And we will see you on tour!”/. European tour dates are set to follow.

YELLOWCARD
with MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, EMAROSA
10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/17 San Diego, CA – The North Park Theatre
10/18 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/19 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre
10/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
10/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/26 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/29 Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
10/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage 11/2 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
11/3 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/4 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/6 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/7 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
11/8 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/9 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/11 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/14 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert House
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
11/16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

 Sleepwave Stream New Album.

SleepwaveTuesday 9th September 2014
Sleepwave is the new band from former Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring band mate Stephen Bowman. Their debut album Broken Compass is out on September 15 via Epitaph Records, but they are sharing it in full Here.

Chamberlain and Bowman gravitated toward one another several years ago, based on their mutual appreciation of bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Filter. Broken Compass was produced by David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, All Time Low) and it combines their mutual interests as they deliver the grungy side of rock music 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, speaks truth to power by bucking trends and digging deeply with a creative determination all too lacking today.

With Chamberlain at the helm, he states, “Sleepwave is heavy and aggressive, but there’s a lot more to explore….There’s a somber overtone to the album, there’s a lot of sadness, but there is also some hope. Not everyone will love Sleepwave…but if you are upsetting people, they're still responding emotionally all the same.”

The band were recently invited to join Bring Me The Horizon on their forthcoming show at London's Wembley Arena on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now from ticketmaster.co.uk / livenation.co.uk

Their new single “Through The Looking Glass" is currently on BBC Radio 1 INMWT Playlist. Watch the official video for the song Here.

 Pulled APart By Horses Release New Album 'Blood'.

Pulled Apart By HorsesTuesday 9th September 2014
Pulled Apart By Horses have announced a series of in store performances this week to mark the release of the bands new album ‘Blood’, which is released today!

As bassist Rob is still recuperating after being taken ill at last weekend’s Leeds Festival, the band will be performing these shows acoustically as a three piece, and will also be signing copies of the new album.

With current single ‘Lizard Baby’ playlisted at both Radio 1 and XFM the band have had a great summer so far. They recently released details of their own beer which has been brewed by Revolutions Brewery Co (http://www.revolutionsbrewing.co.uk) and they’ve announced a full UK tour for later in the year.

‘Blood’ is the follow up to 2012’s ‘Tough Love’, it was recorded in the band’s hometown of Leeds with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls) and is released on their new label Best of the Best through Sony/RED.

Full live dates are now:

September
1st Leeds HMV (acoustic instore, onstage 5pm)
2nd Kingston Banquet Records (acoustic instore, onstage 6pm)
3rd Cambridge HMV (acoustic instore, onstage 5pm)
5th London Rough Trade East (acoustic instore, onstage 6:30pm)

8th Paris, Maroquinerie
9th Hamburg Molotow Exil
10th Copenhagen, Rust
11th Stockholm, Debaser Strand
13th Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
20th Portsmouth Southsea Festival (headline)

November
21st Manchester Gorilla
22nd Glasgow Stereo
24th Brighton The Haunt/Concorde 2
25th Birmingham Library
26th Bristol Fleece
28th London Heaven

 American Hi Fi Stream New Album 'Blood And Lemonade'.

American Hi FiTuesday 9th September 2014
Platinum selling pop rockers American Hi-Fi will release 'Blood & Lemonade', their first new album in over 4 years on September 9 via Rude Records.

Starting today, Red Bull is premiering the album in North America on their website, and Deezer is doing the same for the UK, EU and rest of the world. Stream 'Blood & Lemonade' in its entirety here.

>‘Blood & Lemonade’, American Hi-Fi's first album in years, will be released next week via Rude Records.

‘Golden State’ - the second single to come from the album that closely followed the single ‘Allison’ which kicked things off earlier this summer - is currently heavily playlisted by rock radios all over Europe. The video for the track 'Golden State' can be seen on VEVO.

‘Blood & Lemonade’ is still available for physical pre-order here:http://smarturl.it/HiFipreorders
Digital Pre orders here http://found.ee/AHF-BloodandLemonade

The Boston outfit, who have been on a "semi-hiatus" over the last few years, announced the album to fans at a sold-out, one-off show at London's legendary 100 Club in May.

Perhaps best known for the hits ‘Flavor Of The Weak’, ‘Another Perfect Day’ and ‘The Art Of Losing’, ‘Blood & Lemonade’ is American Hi-Fi’s fifth full length and their first since 2010’s ‘Fight the Frequency’. The record wholly embraces the sound and spirit of classic, balls-to-the-wall guitar rock mixed with the power pop sensibilities that lead to their worldwide smash ’Flavor of The Weak’.

 Emigrate Confirm New Album.

EmigrateTuesday 9th September 2014
Formed by Rammstein’s Richard Kruspe, EMIGRATE have now set the release date for their new studio album – the follow up to the 2007 self-titled debut, a Top 10 German chart entry.

Titled ‘Silent So Long’, this sophomore outing – produced by EMIGRATE themselves and mixed in Los Angeles by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, etc.) – features 11 brand new recordings, with a lead single / video to be announced shortly…

As with the debut, Kruspe adds to his guitar playing / song-writing duties by stepping up to the mic, only this time he’s joined by a number of guest singers; there’s Lemmy from Motörhead, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Marilyn Manson, Canadian born Berlin-dweller, Peaches, plus Frank Dellé from chart-topping German collective Seeed.

“I didn’t write the songs with specific guests in mind,” explains Kruspe, “I just thought who would do the best job on this or that track, and the final performances were everything I was hoping for. You know, I’ve had about five moments in my music career when I’ve been left smiling like a child – one was when Rammstein sold out New York’s Madison Square Garden in 20 minutes (2010), but the last one was hearing Lemmy on tape. It just sounds f**king great! I wrote him a really long message and he came back “alright!” Fantastic!”
For Kruspe, still firmly ensconced within the Rammstein ranks, EMIGRATE has never been a side or a solo project. Preferring to tap into the energy of a team, and looking to revive the collaborative spirit of the East German punk scene he grew from, the guitarist has always put value on those around him, and this time – in addition to the existing personnel of guitarist / producer Olson Involtini and bassist / co-conspirator Arnaud Giroux – he’s joined by drummers Mikko Sirén (Apocalyptica) and Joe Letz (Combichrist).

Pre-order ‘Silent So Long’ here: http://po.st/EmSSLcd
Whilst ‘EMIGRATE’ saw Kruspe, a restless creative spirit, proving that he could take on a new set of challenges, the follow-up adds fresh layers in terms of invention, emotion and contemporary sheen, with Margaux Bossieux – previously of New York punk band Dirty Mary – providing telling backing vocals throughout; crafted with care in Kruspe’s own Berlin studio plus the old radio building on the city’s Nalepa Street, the latter enhanced by an extra control room’s worth of gear(!), ‘Silent So Long’ is another bold step forward, with both music and (English) lyrics showing no desire to be corralled, and Kruspe The Guitarist happy to let rip where the music demands.

With sold-out global tours, headline festival appearances and a succession of platinum albums marking his career with Rammstein, Kruspe could easily opt for a less pressured existence, but ‘resting on laurels’, or the German equivalent, isn’t within his immediate frame of reference…

 The Quireboys Announce UK Tour.

The QuireboysTuesday 9th September 2014
The brand new album “Black Eyed Sons” kicked off 30th anniversary celebrations. Top value package will include live CD and live DVD and will be released on Monday 16th June, via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

Following three sold out intimate shows to mark the start of their 30th anniversary, The Quireboys will embark on a 5 month world tour which will commence with a long awaited return to The US & Canada early August.

They will be back mid November for the UK leg, which goes on sale this weekend. Expect new material from the forthcoming Black Eyed Sons, triple pack, rarities plus all the classics.

Special guests for the UK will be Hispanic Blues Rock legends, Vargas Blues Band, who have recently signed to The Quireboys label, Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

The year is 1984. The miners’ strike is in full swing. Apple sells its first Macintosh home computer and Whitesnake release Slide It In. Prince Harry is born…

…and the band that would become the Quireboys makes its infamous debut at a heaving pub in Putney.

Thirty years down the line and it’s time to celebrate a golden age of music with the ultimate party band; in 2014 the Quireboys continue to fuse retro-fuelled hooks with rock n roll evolution.

Following hot on the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed Beautiful Curse – the band’s biggest-selling record since their early 90s heyday – “Black Eyed Sons” was produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides and represents yet another career high for a band bang in form.

Spike (vocals), Guy Griffin (guitars), Paul Guerin (guitars) and Keith Weir (keys) have spent more than a decade rebuilding and revitalising one of British rock n roll’s best-loved brands. “Black Eyed Sons” is the triumphant result.

“I’ve always felt like I’m 30-years-old,” jokes Spike. “So this is our time. And I’d just like to raise a toast to the next 30 years.”

UK dates:
15th November: The Tivoli, Buckley
16th November: Academy3, Manchester
20th November: The Garage, Glasgow
21st November: The Limelight, Belfast
23rd November: The Riverside, Newcastle
26th November: O2 Academy, Islington, London
28th November: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
29th November: The Corporation, Sheffield
30th November: Thekla, Bristol

 Within Temptation To Headline Bloodstock Festival 2015.

BloodstockTuesday 9th September 2014
After their biggest and most successful year to date in 2014, BLOODSTOCK are excited to announce their first UK headliner for 2015!

WITHIN TEMPTATION are set to play their only UK show next year as Saturday night headliners at Catton Park! It is a triumphant return for the Dutch megastars, who headlined BLOODSTOCK in 2005, as their very first UK festival appearance and only second ever UK show. Frontwoman Sharon den Adel enthuses, “We're thrilled to play BLOODSTOCK again! We had such a great time before and can't wait to take ‘Hydra’ to the stage at Catton Park. It's a really exciting time for us right now and we're looking forward to bringing the fire!!” Check out their video for ‘Dangerous’ from their current album, ‘Hydra’, featuring none other than Howard Jones (The Devil You Know, ex-Killswitch Engage) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAiV8RpqzME

Slotting in to the Saturday night special guest slot are Swedish progmeisters, OPETH. Having landed at #14 on the UK album charts last week, their highest chart position to date for new studio album, ‘Pale Communion’, OPETH are looking forward to returning to BLOODSTOCK. Comments frontman Mikael Akerfeldt; “We’re happy to confirm that we’ll be back at the BLOODSTOCK festival next year! I don’t know how many times we’ve played there now, but it’s a real great place, a nice festival run by nice people. Too bad it’s like….a year or so away!?” Check out new track, ‘Cusp of Eternity’ while you’re waiting; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHq9yMXw3iA.

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. Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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.

 Guerrilla Monsoon Sign Record Deals.

Guerrilla MonsoonTuesday 9th September 2014
Guerrilla Monsoon (Birmingham, UK) are pleased to confirm that they have signed to Paper + Plastick (USA) and Beach Community (UK). They’ll be releasing a new eight track 10” EP titled ‘Big City Plans’ via both labels on 27th October. Side A features four brand new tracks, with Side B consisting of some cuts previously heard before in various guises. It will be released both digitally and on limited edition colour vinyl, with different variants available through Paper + Plastick and Beach Community.

A gruff, emo-tinged, punk rock ride, lyrically, the songs on ‘Big City Plans’ centre around themes of personal reflection, journeys and dealing with the ups and downs of relationships (that are inevitably effected by the band members’ touring schedules). As part of their plan to play as many shows as humanly possible (let’s get some more lyrical inspiration on the go!), the band will be touring tirelessly around the UK through September and October before heading over to the US for an appearance at the famed FEST in Florida.

Guerrilla Monsoon formed from the ashes of a number of hardworking UK bands (including Shermer, Hopewood, Cannons & Tanks, Big City Plan & Sunset Cinema Club) in December 2013 and recently released a Split 7” with New York’s Gameday Regulars via Paper + Plastick and All In Vinyl.

Big City Plans tracklisting:
Side A (the new stuff)
1. Flock the Nest
2. Big City Plans
3. Summer Romantics
4. Whisky & Wine

Side B (the old stuff)
1. Good Grief
2. Open Letter
3. White Steps
4. Believers

TOUR DATES:
9th Sept - Birmingham - Roadhouse
w/ Signals Midwest
13 Sept, Wahl Bar, Manchester
15 Sept, Santiago, Leeds
16 Sept, JT Soars, Nottingham
17 Sept, Scruffy Murphy's, Birmingham
27th Sept - Manchester @ Manchf3ster - Dry Bar Live
(with Masked Intruder & Gnarwolves)
1st Oct - Stoke-on-Trent @ Bunker 13
2nd Oct - Birmingham @ The Bulls head, Moseley
3rd Oct - Worcester @ The Firefly (with The Stupids)
4th Oct - Southampton @ The Rathaus
5th Oct - Cardiff @ The Moon
7th Oct - Leicester @ The Shed
8th Oct - London @ The Old Blue Last
18th Oct - Redditch @ Death or Glory record store
1st Nov - Gainesville, Florida @ The Fest 13 - Looseys


 The Ghost Inside Unleash New Track 'Avalanche'.

The Ghost InsideTuesday 9th September 2014
Check out “Avalanche”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cASpchz2npg

The band will be in the UK this Oct/November as main support to Asking Alexandra on their UK tour

The full dates are as follows

October:
22nd Norwich, UEA http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
23rd Nottingham, Rock CityRock City http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk
24th Newcastle, 02 Academy http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
26th Glasgow, Barrowland http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
27th Glasgow, Barrowland http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
28th Belfast, Ulster Hall http://www.ticketmaster.ie
29th Dublin, Olympia http://www.ticketmaster.ie
31st Manchester, Academy http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
November:

1st Leeds, O2 Academy http://www.lunatickets.co.uk
2nd Cardiff, Great Hall http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
4th Bristol, O2 Academy http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5th Southampton, O2 Guildhall http://www.seetickets.com
6th London, Roundhouse http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
7th Birmingham, O2 Academy http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
9th Brighton, Brighton Centre http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Lonely The Brave Hit The UK Album Chart.

Lonely The BraveTuesday 9th September 2014
Entering the UK album chart at #14 on Sunday 7th September Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave surpassed expectations with their debut album ‘The Day’s War,’ a chart position which also saw it debut at #1 on the UK Rock Album chart.

Having now released their album Lonely The Brave also reveal today their introductory video to the record. In the 2 minute video Mark Trotter, Andrew Bushen, Ross Smithwick and Gavin ‘Mo’ Edgeley describe the journey the band have taken, from their inception up to writing the record, how they see their music and what they are looking forward to from the next part of their adventure. The short film is intercut with performance footage from the bands festival appearances across the summer as well as their three stunning videos for singles, ‘Trick of the Light,’ ‘Victory Line’ and ‘Backroads.’ WATCH IT HERE NOW.

‘The Day’s War’ 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 Belgium’s Lokerse Festival and playing with Aerosmith at Calling in London. Lonely The Brave’s stellar 2014 looks set to continue as the band take the road in October for a co-headline run with UK alt rock outfit Marmozets, with support from Allusondrugs.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO DATE!

SEPTEMBER 2014
WEDNESDAY 17 AMSTERDAM PARADISO, NETHERLANDS
THURSDAY 18 DEN BOSCH W2, NETHERLANDS
FRIDAY 19 ZWOLLE HEDON, NETHERLANDS
SATURDAY 20 REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL, GERMANY
MONDAY 22 WARSAW PROXIMA, POLAND

OCTOBER 2014
WEDNESDAY 1 MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE w. MARMOZETS
THURSDAY 2 GLASGOW KING TUTS w. MARMOZETS
FRIDAY 3 LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY 2 w. MARMOZETS
SATUDAY 4 CARDIFF CF10 w. MARMOZETS
MONDAY 6 BRIGHTON KOMEDIA w. MARMOZETS
WEDNESDAY 8 TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORUM w. MARMOZETS
THURSDAY 9 SOUTHAMPTON TALKING HEADS w. MARMOZETS
FRIDAY 10 LONDON SCALA w. MARMOZETS
SATURDAY 11 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY BASEMENT w. MARMOZETS
MONDAY 13 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION w. MARMOZETS
TUESDAY 14 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2 w. MARMOZETS
WEDNESDAY 15 BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 3 w. MARMOZETS
THURSDAY 16 NORWICH OPEN w. MARMOZETS
FRIDAY 17 PARIS DIVAN DU MONDE, FRANCE

DECEMBER
SATURDAY 13 CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION

 Alice Cooper Live From Wacken.

Alice CooperTuesday 9th September 2014
Alice Cooper, a household name, and an incredible artist whose career spans five decades. He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre. The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.: Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.

This year he announces the release of Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken through UDR music, it will be available as DVD + CD Digipack . The DVD contains 22 songs from the Wacken concert and bonus material from the show and an interview with the man himself. The double CD has the complete concert. BluRay Amaray (Full HD). FSK 12, running time 75 min plus another 20 min of interview. 22 Songs LIVE…. a phenomenal stage show, all classics in one package + – Alice Cooper – one the biggest entertainers ever! Sit Back & enjoy the show!

Small but fine record label ‘UDR- Home of Legends’ lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing Alice Cooper, a true icon, a great performer – simply a legend. With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances. When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.
The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD € 1,--will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.


CD 1
1. Hello Hooray
2. House Of Fire
3. No More Mr Nice Guy
4. Under My Wheels
5. I'll Bite Your Face Off
6. Billion Dollar Babies
7. Caffeine
8. Department Of Youth
9. Hey Stoopid
10. Dirty Diamonds
11. Welcome To My Nightmare
12. Go To Hell

CD 2
1. He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
2. Feed My Frankenstein
3. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
4. Killer
5. I Love The Dead
6. Break On Through
7. Revolution
8. Foxy Lady
9. My Generation
10. I'm Eighteen
11. Poison
12. School's Out/Another Brick In The Wall

 Scott Ian To Release DVD.

Scott IanTuesday 9th September 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!

 Vinnie Caruana Announces Live Shows.

Vinnie CaruanaMonday 8th September 2014
Vinnie Caruana, renowned frontman of I Am The Avalanche and The Movielife, returns to the UK to play three acoustic shows this November in Southampton, London and Liverpool. Caruana’s legendary solo shows encompass songs from I Am The Avalanche and The Movielife, as well as tracks from his own acclaimed solo EP “City By The Sea.”

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday at 10am. Be quick - these shows will sell out fast!

November
27th Southampton @ Joiners
28th London @ Macbeth
29th Liverpool @ Shipping Forecast

 Paul Simon And sting Announce On Stage Together Tour.

Paul Simon And StingMonday 8th September 2014
It was announced today by Live Nation Global Touring that Sting & Paul Simon, two of music’s most prolific and seminal artists, will bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Europe in 2015.

Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together kicks off Thursday, March 12 in Krakow Poland, to be followed by performances is Prague, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Koln, Zurich, Munich, Milan, Vienna, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester & London (complete itinerary follows).

As long-time friends, the concept for the “On Stage Together” tour originated at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit in 2013 where they performed together for the first time. Both artists, who are known for their explorations in a wide range of genres, have pushed the boundaries of popular music and continue to speak to generations of fans.

As exemplified on their North American tour earlier this year, the concerts will feature two of music’s most iconic singer/songwriters blending their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs both together and apart.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the tour to Europe,” said Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music, Live Nation. “The run in North America was an incredible success on all levels. These two legendary talents delivered an unforgettable night of music.”

The 30-plus song set features such favorites as "Boy In The Bubble," "Fields of Gold," "Driven To Tears," "Mother & Child Reunion," "Desert Rose," "Every Breath You Take," "The Boxer," "Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes" and more. In what was one of the most highly-praised North American concert tours of 2014, media and fans alike were unanimous in their reviews.



“One of the most surprising, daring, and rewarding double bills…” - Hollywood Reporter

“A marvelous meeting of musical minds, the stuff of future legend.” - Orange County Register

“...great melding of music by two of the world’s finest songwriters and singers.” - American Songwriter

Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 12 at 9:00 am. The artists’ fans will have access to a pre-sale through each artist’s official website starting Tuesday, September 9 at 10am through Thursday, September 11 at 3pm (all times local). Tickets are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
(subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee)

For complete tour and ticket information, please visit:
www.simonandstingtour.com, www.sting.com and www.paulsimon.com.

STING & PAULSIMON: ON STAGE TOGETHER

European Tour Itinerary 2015

Mar. 12 Krakow, PL Krakow Arena On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 14 Prague, CZ O2 Arena On sale Sept. 22
Mar. 16 Berlin, DE O2 World On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 19 Oslo, NO Spektrum On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 20 Stockholm, SW Globe On sale Sept. 22
Mar. 22 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome On sale Sept. 15
Mar. 23 Antwerp, BE Sportspaleis On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 25 Koln, DE Lanxess Arena On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 27 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion On sale Sept. 22
Mar. 28 Munich, DE Olympiahalle On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 30 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum On sale Sept. 22

Apr. 01 Vienna, AU Wiener Stadthalle On sale Sept. 19
Apr. 03 Paris, FR Zenith On sale Sept. 22
Apr. 07 Dublin, IE 3Arena On sale Sept. 12
Apr. 10 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro On sale Sept. 12
Apr. 12 Birmingham, UK LG Arena On sale Sept. 12
Apr. 13 Manchester, UK Phones 4U Arena On sale Sept. 12
Apr. 15 London, UK The O2 On sale Sept. 12

 Fearless Vampire Killers To Support The Black Veil Brides.

Fearless Vampire KillersSunday 7th September 2014
LONDON'S most ambitious, guitar-laden five-piece, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, have just been announced for a colossal tour with American heavyweights, Black Veil Brides!

The boys will be heading out for a host of huge shows at some of the UK & Irelands largest venues this October, including a monster performance in the hallowed walls of London's infamous, Brixton Academy!

Laurence Beveridge, (Co-vocalist/guitarist) is thrilled about the announcement;
"We're really excited to be heading out on tour with Black Veil Brides. It’s been a while since we last toured, and we're itching to get out and play some of the bigger, more cavernous venues again. The tour has a brilliantly varied line up and we can't thank BVB enough for inviting us out to be a part of it. We're really amping up our live show for this one and we'll definitely be playing a few tunes from our soon to be released album 'Unbreakable Hearts'."

The tour commences on October 3rd, as follows:
Fri 03 Oct - Cardiff, University
Sat 04 Oct - London, Brixton Academy
Sun 05 Oct - Southampton, Guildhall
Tue 07 Oct - Birmingham, Academy
Wed 08 Oct - Nottingham, Rock City
Thu 09 Oct - Norwich, UEA
Sat 11 Oct - Exeter, Great Hall
Sun 12 Oct - Manchester, Apollo
Mon 13 Oct - Newcastle, Academy
Wed 15 Oct - Dublin, Olympia
Thu 16 Oct - Glasgow, Barrowland
Fri 17 Oct - Leeds, Academy

 Santa cruz To Play One Off London Show.

Santa cruzSunday 7th September 2014
Buoyed-up by the energy of youth, and packing some serious guitar fire-power, Santa Cruz will be returning to the UK for a one-off headline show, confirmed for November 17th at The Barfly in Camden Town, North London.

Says Archie Cruz, Santa Cruz frontman:-
“It’s been quite a while since we were last in the UK, and we´re really looking forward to getting back! All of the tours we´ve done there have been amazing and hold such fun memories. With a set-list featuring some new songs, we can´t wait to wreck stuff up again - hope you guys are ready to party?!”

Tickets are available here: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/140521

Previous to this, SC will appear at this year’s Halloween-themed Hard Rock Hell Festival on November 15th; this 3-day event will take place in Pwllheli, North Wales.

Tickets for Hard Rock Hell are on the official website: www.hardrockhell.com

News on album number two will be revealed in due course.

In the meantime, check out SC’s recent video for ‘We Are The Ones To Fall’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1ocGnbx7pc

 Coldrain Release New Video.

ColdrainSunday 7th September 2014
Nagoya, Japan rock band, coldrain, have premiered a brand new official video online via Soundwave festival. The Australian festival, set to happen in February 2015 were excited to recently announce coldrain as part of the line up.

The video, directed by Stuart Birchall is a brutal and emotive depiction of the lyrical content of the track. Vocalist Masato comments;

“The video for You Lie focuses on the lyrics. Telling a story of a man losing everything even his on identity because he buried him self in his own lies. Working with Stuart was awesome. He captured the emotion in our performance as well as the intense acting by the extras.”

Coldrain released their debut international album ‘The Revelation’ this summer via Hopeless Records. You can buy the David Bendeth (Paramore, BMTH, ADTR) produced album here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-revelation/id874480888

After conquering Japan, the band now sets its sights on the rest of the world.

 Black Angels Release Animated Video.

Black AngelsSunday 7th September 2014
The Black Angels have released a powerful and gritty new video for 'An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street'. Directed by Kelsey Rose Stark and produced by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., examines the suspension of time. In the clip, a woman falls following a struggle; the result is an exploration of life and what can transpire within that final instant, as she sees the various ghouls of everyday life while spiraling down to her final breath. The directors took their inspiration from both the song’s allusions to the Ambrose Bierce short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” which deals with similar themes, as well as iconic psychedelic imagery.

The track is taken from the band’s new offering Clear Lake Forest, out now via Blue Horizon. The 7-track set was initially released as a limited edition vinyl release on Record Store Day, but it was recently re-released wider due to popular demand in a variety of formats, including 12” clear vinyl, CD and digitally. NME gave the release an 8/10, saying that "The Black Angels' psych scholarship pays dividends here." Clear Lake Forest cut 'Diamond Eyes' premiered via Consequence of Sound , who called it a "highly refined slice of blues-meets-psych-rock, with singer Alex Maas delivering his sun-baked croon over swirls of hazy feedback and guitars that zig-zag like rainbow-colored basilisks."

Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany him on a sonic journey: "After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where 7 tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake."

Once again, The Black Angels (Christian Bland - guitar, drone machine/organ; Alex Maas - vocals, bass, organ, drone machine; Stephanie Bailey - drums, percussion; Kyle Hunt - keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar; Jake Garcia - guitar, bass) prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre's kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future.

 Chiodos Go Through Slight Line Up Change.

ChiodosSunday 7th September 2014
Chiodos kick off The Parks & Devastation Tour with A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon and Motionless in White (tour dates below). Chiodos band members Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have decided to leave Chiodos to pursue personal interests. The departure is amicable and the band will continue to tour in support of their latest release DEVIL. The band will add two new members - Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies, Trash Talk and The Memorials) on Drums and Joe Troy (RX Bandits) on Bass.

The band adds, “We are excited and gearing up for The Parks and Devastation Tour that started on Thursday, September 4th with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless And White. Before we hit the road we have some both exciting and unfortunate news. Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have both chosen to discontinue touring and recording but instead spend more time with their loved ones and pursue other interests at home. It's been a long and great journey with both of these gentleman, Matt dating back to the very beginning, and Derrick a part of three albums with us. We wish them the best in all that they choose to do moving forward. They've been long time brothers to us and always will be. Our good friends Thomas Pridgen and Joe Troy are coming to rock with us. We have been rehearsing like crazy in Michigan so get ready for a great show. We're very excited to have them join us on this journey as we've always been fans of their musicianship. We can't wait for you all to experience this with us as we continue to tour and write new material. See you at a city near you soon!”

Chiodos will return to the UK later this year on tour with The Blackout. The dates are as follows

Chiodos UK Tour Dates
Nov 2 Norwich Waterfront
Nov 3 Leeds Cockpit
Nov 4 Manchester Soundcontrol
Nov 5 Glasgow King Tuts
Nov 6 Sheffield Corporation
Nov 8 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Nov 9 Bristol Fleece
Nov 10 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Nov 11 Cardiff Solus
Nov 12 Southampton 1865
Nov 12 London Scala

Chiodos US Tour Dates
Sept 5 Paper Mill Island Amphitheater Baldwinsville, NY^
Sept 8 Washington Avenue Armory Albany, NY #
Sept 9 Tsongas Arena @ UMass Lowell Lowell, MA#
Sept 10 Toyota Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT#
Sept 12 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI^
Sept 13 JJO Sonic Boom Janesville, WI#
Sept 14 Wooly's Des Moines, IA+
Sept 15 DeltaPlex Grand Rapids, MI#
Sept 16 The LC Pavilion - Outdoor Stage Columbus, OH#
Sept 17 Chaifetz Arena St Louis, MO#
Sept 18 UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL~+
Sept 19 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO^
Sept 20 KOI Music Festival Kitchener, Canada
Sept 23 Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheatre Fresno, CA#
Sept 24 Shrine Expo Hall Los Angeles, CA#
Sept 25 Soma San Diego, CA^
Sept 26 Event Center @ San San Jose, CA#
Sept 27 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV^
Sept 28 Mesa Ampitheatre Mesa, AZ#
Sept 30 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX#
Oct 1 Reliant Arena Houston, TX#
Oct 3 Capone's Johnson City, TN+
Oct 4 Self Help Festival Philadelphia, PA
Oct 5 Louder Than Life Festival Louisville, KY (w/Louder than Life)
Oct 6 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN#
Oct 7 Uptown Ampitheatre Charlotte, NC#
Oct 8 The Canal Club Richmond, VA+
Oct 9 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC#
Oct 10 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL#
Oct 11 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL#

#with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Motionless In White
^ with Bring Me The Horizon
+ co-headline with Motionless In White

 Taking Back Sunday To Play Live Show Over The Internet.

Taking Back SundaySunday 7th September 2014
Taking Back Sunday have partnered up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live stream their September 14th concert from the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN. The show is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. Fans worldwide can tune in to the live event at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT on September 14 or catch the re-broadcast for 24 hours following the live performance here: http://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/taking-back-sunday

The concert is part of Taking Back Sunday’s Fall North American co-headlining run with The Used and frnkiero andthe cellabration (Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance) that kicks off on September 8 at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH. The tour is in support of the band’s latest album, Happiness Is, which was released this March on Hopeless Records and debuted in the Top 10 Billboard 200 Chart. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates.

The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen provides fans with a free, all-access front row seat to a new live concert every single day, all year long. Fans can catch these concerts wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop and Smart TV platforms, including AppleTV, Roku and Xbox 360.

Taking Back Sunday return to the UK this December with Marmozets in tow. This tour is selling fast so be quick and get your tickets! www.gigsandtours.com/tour/taking-back-sunday

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.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
* with The Used
# with frnkiero andthe cellabration
^ with Marmozets

SEP 04 Xfinity Live (FREE) Philadelphia, PA
SEP 06 RIOT FEST Toronto, ON
SEP 07 89X Chill On The Hill Detroit, MI
SEP 08 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH* #
SEP 10 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA* #
SEP 11 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH #
SEP 12 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI * #
SEP 13 RIOT FEST Chicago, IL * #
SEP 14 Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN * #
SEP 16 The Myth St. Paul, MN * #
SEP 17 The District Sioux Falls, SD * #
SEP 19 KC Live! (FREE) Kansas City, MO * #
SEP 20 RIOT FEST Denver, CO *
SEP 21 Shrine Auditorium Billings, MT * #
SEP 23 Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium Idaho Falls, ID * #
SEP 24 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA #
SEP 25 Showbox Sodo Seattle, WA * #
SEP 26 Roseland Theater Portland, OR * #
SEP 27 Summer Ends Festival Tempe, AZ
SEP 29 Macewan Hall Calgary, AB * #
SEP 30 Union Hall Edmonton, AB * #
OCT 02 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB * #
OCT 03 The Venue Fargo, ND * #
OCT 04 7 Flags Event Center Des Moines, IA * #
OCT 06 The Pageant St. Louis, MO * #
OCT 07 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN #
OCT 08 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC (w/ The Wonder Years, The Story So Far & Modern Baseball)

EUROPE!
NOV 27 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
NOV 29 Klubben Stockholm, Sweden
NOV 30 Vega Hall Copenhagen, Denmark
DEC 02 S036 Berlin, Germany ^
DEC 03 Roxy Prague, Czech ^
DEC 05 Hirsh Nuremberg, Germany ^
DEC 06 Mod Box Hasselt, Belgium ^
DEC 07 Pyramids Portsmouth, UK ^
DEC 08 02 Academy Bristol, UK ^
DEC 09 Roundhouse London, UK ^
DEC 11 Institute Birmingham, UK ^
DEC 12 The Ritz Manchester, UK ^
DEC 13 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK ^
DEC 14 02 Academy Oxford, UK ^
DEC 16 Luxor Koln, Germany ^
DEC 17 Knust Hamburg, Germany ^
DEC 18 LKA – Longhorn Stuttgart, Germany ^
DEC 27 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ (Holiday Show w/ The Menzingers & Modern Chemistry)

 Flyleaf To Release Fourth Studio Album 'Between The Stars'.

FlyleafSunday 7th September 2014
US radio heavyweights FLYLEAF are set to release their fourth studio album, ‘Between The Stars’ via earMUSIC/Loud & Proud Records on 3rd November 2014.

With producer extraordinaire, Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine) manning the board, the band holed up in an LA studio with him for a month during the Spring of 2014. The fruits of their labour is a wealth of heavy, hypnotic soundscapes laced with new frontwoman Kristen May’s piercing vocals.

"When we started writing this record, we had a common hardship," admits Kristen. "Their singer had quit, and my previous band had broken up. As writers, we weren't really sure how to move forward. At the same time, we all had this shared feeling of hope and a second chance. Music came out of those experiences from coming together and persevering through whatever doubts and trials we faced in our lives. It felt like home once we began making music." Guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya concurs, "It just worked. We were bringing in different perspectives and ideas from earlier times. It was a new beginning for all of us."

For proof, look no further than first single ‘Set Me On Fire’. For the lyrics, the band found inspiration within a rather unconventional place. "Pat, Kristen, and I had just finished reading Veronica Roth's ‘Divergent’," recalls Sameer. "Something in the story resonated with us. It's that moment of finding yourself. Mark Twain said something really powerful. He wrote, 'The two most important days of your life are the day you're born and the day you find out why.' 'Set Me On Fire' represents that realization."

Kristen comments, “It’s about the passion we feel when we first fall in love and our emotions are running high, along with our thirst for this great life and all it has to offer. There is so much beauty, excitement and hope in this world and when we collide with one another and fall in love, magic happens. I hope everyone turns this song up to eleven, and sings at the top of their lungs.” Shot with director Noel Maitland, the video for the track can seen at http://youtu.be/BB8z9DjMVto.

On the flip side, ‘Traitor’ might just be the group's heaviest salvo to date. "It's about knowing which people in your life aren't good for you," sighs the frontwoman. Then, there's ‘Thread’, which weaves together a spiraling melody and an uplifting message. "It's another journey," Sameer says. "It's got a great message that sometimes you can't only rely on yourself." "You feel lost and like you're hanging by a thread," continues Kristen. "In those moments of fear, anxiety, and depression, you've got to reach for something bigger than yourself. We all collaborated on that, and it just fit."

Throughout this process, Flyleaf has stayed connected to their diehard fans. Via PledgeMusic, the band was able to crowd-fund some incredible opportunities. Fans got the chance to hang in the studio while the band worked on the album, hear music first at an exclusive listening party, get special art created by band members, or even items knitted by Kristen! That immersion will continue as they head out on the road over the course of the next year.

Those fans have been with Flyleaf for the entire ride, beginning over a decade ago. Along the way, their self-titled debut went platinum and yielded the hit ‘All Around Me’, which shifted over one million digital downloads. The record spent 133 weeks in the Billboard Top 200, climbing to the Top 15 of the Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts as well. Its follow-up, ‘Memento Mori’, saw the group crack the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. They've touched down for shows everywhere from Afghanistan and Okinawa, where they played for US troops, to sold out gigs around the world alongside everybody from Rage Against The Machine and Korn to Stone Sour and Deftones to Cage The Elephant.

Ultimately, that audience remains closer to the musicians' hearts than ever before. “This album is a reminder that we're alive,” Sameer declares. “Embrace life now. That's a recurring theme since our inception. We want people to know they're alive, they're loved, and there's hope. That's what we want to share." Kristen concludes, "I hope it's an album people can listen to for years to come. We put our hearts and souls into it, and I want them to hear that."

 The Dead Daisies Release New EP 'Face I Love'.

Dead DaisesSunday 7th September 2014
The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best rock musicians on the planet and a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock – big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. Following the release of their critically acclaimed album in late 2013, The Dead Daisies release the Face I Love EP on September 8 through Spitfire Music/PIAS. In addition to the driving rock of title track the EP is backed with new songs “Angel In Your Eyes” and “Your Karma” that will leave you wanting to hear more. The EP ends with a cover version of the bands live favourite “Helter Skelter”.

The band has already released their very own “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page on the 23rd June. Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band and allow fans to be part of the EP cover art and music video, Facebook users are able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom!

The Dead Daisies were formed by singer-songwriter Jon Stevens and guitarist David Lowy in 2012. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and the new addition of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums. The band recently announced a month-long US tour with KISS & Def Leppard in August

The ‘Face I Love’ EP is now available for pre-order with the title track given away as an instant-grat track to those who pre-order the album. Enjoy an early taste of the track and the band performing live with the video of The Dead Daisies performing. View the video http://youtu.be/7usgm47d1hQ

Late 2013 saw the band release their debut album in the UK. Critically acclaimed the album gave the band two singles that were a listed across rock radio (Planet Rock, Team Rock, Kerrang Radio) and received Radio 2 play. A new The Dead Daisies album will be released in early 2015.

This is set to be a busy year ahead for The Dead Daisies with more dates to be added around the world – including UK dates
The Dead Daisies US Tour Dates
July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater*
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall #
Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach #
Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

* w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
# w/ KISS & Def Leppard
The Dead Daisies EP ‘Face I Love’ will be released on September 8th 2014 via Spitfire Music/PIAS.

 Steve Rothery To Release Solo album.

Steve RotherySunday 7th September 2014
Steve Rothery, highly respected guitarist and founder member of UK prog giants Marillion, is proud to present his long awaited solo album 'The Ghosts of Pripyat'.

Rothery comments, “This album has been a long time coming. I had an offer to record a solo album during the recording of ‘Misplaced Childhood’ in 1985 and while making the ‘Brave’ album at Miles Copeland's chateau in France I was offered a deal to make an instrumental album for his "No Speak" label, however, I decided to record the first Wishing Tree album instead.”

He continues, “Fast forward another twenty years and I'm invited to play at the annual Plovdiv guitar festival in October 2013. Having committed to the festival it left me with the small problem of what to play for an hour. "Blues in A" just wasn't going to cut it. I had a few strong ideas and got together for a couple of writing sessions with my good friend and fellow guitarist Dave Foster. Dave and I have a great musical chemistry which brought forth a lot of amazing music. After a couple of days rehearsal with the fantastic rhythm section of Leon Parr and Yatim Halimi I realised this was going to be something really special. The subsequent ‘Live in Plovdiv’ album and video from that performance hopefully gave an idea of where I felt the finished album, ‘The Ghosts of Pripyat’, could go.”

The cover image of the album is an aerial shot of Pripyat by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand with additional artwork by the legendary Lasse Hoile. The 7-track release includes fantastic guest performances from noted musician Steve Hackett on ‘Morpheus’ and ‘The Old Man of the Sea’, which also features a stunning solo by the much lauded Steven Wilson.

Set for release on September 22, the finished record will be available as a standard CD and a CD + DVD special edition digipack, via www.steverothery.com and www.marillion.com, as well as via digital platforms including iTunes. The special edition DVD contains a documentary and four live tracks filmed by Lasse Hoile at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, where the album was also recorded. In addition, it contains high resolution 24 bit/96K audio mixes of all seven album tracks. Fans can explore a fantastic range of photos from the studio online now at: www.steverothery.com/the-ghosts-of-pripyat-recording/.

Rothery credits the incredible success of his Kickstarter campaign (400% raised of his original target) with making the album possible, adding, “I have been amazed and humbled at the support I've received.”

One of the most melodic and atmospheric guitarists around, fellow musicians may be interested to know that Rothery uses a special Vo-96 equipped Farida acoustic guitar in 'Morpheus', and in fact performed with the Vo-96 inventor Paul Vo earlier this year.

The Steve Rothery Band ~ Steve Rothery - Guitar, Dave Foster - Guitar, Leon Parr - Drums, Yatim Halimi - Bass Guitar, and Riccardo Romano - Keyboards ~ will hit the road in the UK shortly, with a special album release show on 20 September at Pendley Court in TRING, followed by four headline dates in November as follows: 5 Nov - GLASGOW Oran Mor, 6 Nov - MANCHESTER Band On The Wall, 7 Nov - BILSTON Robin 2, and 8 Nov - LONDON Bush Hall.

 Primus Announce First Studio Album In Nearly 20 Years.

PrimusSunday 7th September 2014
The definitive Primus line-up – Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory,’ due out on ATO Records on 3rd November.

"The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record," says Claypool. "I think like a good portion of the planet, we were all pretty put off by the remake of the 'Willy Wonka' movie - the Tim Burton version. I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971's 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that's what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot." Listen to classic track “Pure Imagination” re-imagined:

Things felt so good, in fact, that Claypool decided to take Primus into the studio to prepare the soundtrack for an album release. He admits that he’s always, “in some way, wanted to be Willy Wonka,” and, also, that he’s always wanted to work a cover of “The Candyman”, a memorable number from the film’s soundtrack, into Primus sets. “Hell, I’ve been doing the line from the boat ride on stage since the ‘80’s,” then Les sings, ”There’s no earthly way of knowing, which direction we are going…”

“The thought was that I wanted to take on some kind of sacred cow, and the whole Wonka thing was a massive part of my childhood,” Claypool explains. “It just seemed like the perfect project to take on, in part because those tunes are all so strong.”

“The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,” says Claypool. “The notion wasn’t so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied.”

With the album scheduled for 3rd November, Primus plans to tour the Chocolate Factory. “We’re going to do some touring with it and we put together this pretty abstract stage production,” says Claypool, “We’re going to take it out there, around the planet, and see what happens. And, in light of the record business being gutted by the internet, we’ve made some PRIMUS brand chocolate bars to peddle as well.”

Of course, Claypool realised that it was risky business to adapt a cinematic classic that is so close to so many people’s hearts. And, naturally, he realised that it was dangerous waters to swim in the wake of Gene Wilder. The band pulls it off by making something that is truly their own without taking anything away from the movie. When asked about the fairly recent Tim Burton attempt at bringing the Roald Dahl story to the screen Claypool comments, “Look, I love me some Tim Burton, when he writes his own stuff, and I respect what Johnny Depp has done over the years. Hell, Ed Wood is one of my favourite films, but that (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is just unwatchable and believe me I’ve tried…twice as a matter of fact,” Les continues, “Even my kids hated it”.

“Our project is an homage to Gene Wilder and David L. Wolper’s ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and the effect it had on me in my youth,” spouts Les, “Now we get to sell PRIMUS bars and hang out with demented Oompa Loompas. Plus to top it off, it gives me an excuse to wear a purple, velvet waistcoat and brown top hat for the next 18 months.”

 

 Sikth Release New Promo Video Ahead Of Their Upcoming UK Tour.

SikthSunday 7th September 2014
UK tech-metal godfathers SikTh have released a short promo video for their upcoming UK tour in October/November, part of ‘Download Freezes Over 2014’.
Compiled and edited by SikTh (co)frontman Mikee utilising live material sent in by fans, it features footage from the band’s recent performances at both Download & Tech-fest…