Myles Kennedy Releases New Solo Single Video.

Myles Kennedy.Tuesday 20th February 2018
As anticipation continues to build for Myles Kennedy's debut solo album, Year Of The Tiger, another lyric video is released worldwide. The video for the 3rd track, "Devil On The Wall," can be seen here: https://youtu.be/WKmFW0NiWkI. The album will be released worldwide on March 9th by Napalm Records. Fans that pre-order (http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger) the download of Year Of The Tiger through a digital retailer will receive an instant download of the song as well as the first single "Year Of The Tiger" and recently released "Haunted By Design." The album is also currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com

Myles Kennedy recently announced a US tour in support of the upcoming solo album, following the UK & European run selling out in minutes. All tour information can be found at www.MylesKennedy.com. The sold out UK dates are follows
Sat 17th Mar - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute 2
Sun 18th Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Tue 20th Mar - GLASGOW The Garage
Wed 21st Mar - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Fri 23rd Mar - LONDON Islington Assembly Hall
Sat 24th Mar - BRISTOL Thekla
Mon 26th Mar - LONDON Islington Assembly Hall

On Year Of The Tiger, Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin in addition to guitar throughout the album. The emotional journey and personal story of Myles is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, swirling and flowing around this incredible soulful voice the world has come to know.

 Skindred Release Video For 'Machine'.

Skindred.Tuesday 20th February 2018
The band has already released a first album appetizer in the form of a teaser for the track "Machine". Now it's time to unleash the full music video which features actor and stunt man Neil Chapelhow best known for his work in new films Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, The Commuter, King Arthur and many more.

The band states:        
"When we were told we were doing a video with the stunt team thats be behind the marvel films, James Bond and the Bourne films we knew we were in for a good time on the shoot! Throw in Gary from Reef and one of our fav bars in London (Big Red) and you have the ingredients for a really fun video! The idea is don't judge a book by its cover. Skindred is inclusive. Not Exclusive. So when someone in a rock bar is being teased by some "rockers" for not being the same as them, he hits back! In a big way!"

Watch the music video premiere HERE: http://vevo.ly/rS6ZoQ
(Napalm Smart URL: http://smarturl.it/SkindredMachineVideo )

"Machine" has already been used as both the intro and outro theme to ACDC frontman Brian Johnson's TV show 'Cars that Rock' Worldwide and features Reef frontman Gary Stringer lining up alongside the band's own Benji Webbe on co-vocals and if that is not enough the single also features Motorhead/Bastard Sons guitarist Phil Campbell taking the honours on the guitar solo too!

Meanwhile SKINDRED shot some exclusive behind the scenes Studio footage while recording their new album "Big Tings" at Peter Gabriels Real World studio in the village of Box, near Bath. View the band's album teaser HERE!

Keep your eyes and ears open for many more info and details to be unveiled soon!

Get your pre-order HERE!
„Big Tings" out on April 27th 2018!
Make sure to go see SKINDRED live at their 'Start the Machine Tour' all over the UK in April with special guests CKY and Danko Jones!


SKINDRED
/w CKY, Danko Jones
19.04.18 UK - Norwich / UEA
20.04.18 UK - Southampton / 02 Guildhall
21.04.18 UK - Nottingham / Rock City
22.04.18 Uk - Manchester / Academy
24.04.18 UK - Glasgow / 02 ABC
25.04.18 UK - Bristol / 02 Academy
27.04.18 UK - Leeds / 02 Academy
28.04.18 UK - London / 02 Academy, Brixton
29.04.18 UK - Birmingam / 02 Institute
More dates to be announced soon!

 New Years Day Detail New EP.

New Years Day.Tuesday 20th February 2018
NEW YEARS DAY have kicked off 2018 with a brand-new EP, a killer North American tour alongside In This Moment, all while continuing work on their much-anticipated, new full-length release for a tentative fall release. 

New challenges and new worlds beckon, but first, it’s time for a celebratory look inward. This comes in the form of a brand new EP, "Diary Of a Creep", which follows the tradition of landmark releases like "Garage Days" by Metallica by paying tribute to the artists who shaped the band, even as they continually redefine their music with each successive bold stage of their evolution.

"Diary Of a Creep" was released digitally 26 January via Century Media Records. In the UK, a limited edition in the CD Jewelcase format is available as of today, 16 February.

"Diary Of a Creep" kicks off with the brand-new, hard-hitting track, 'Disgust Me'.

Check out a static video for 'Disgust Me' under the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv_p7dJ-i3o

Ash Costello (vocals) states: "I want to start by saying, it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to the 5 songs I wanted to cover the most. Narrowing it down to 20 songs was hard! Let alone just 5.  It felt very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists that shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you. It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshipped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday. Honestly, everyday, I cant believe how far I’ve come and how absolutely happy I am that I get to share my music with whoever wants to listen, and these are just a few of the songs that helped me and shaped me along the way. When I was just a middle schooler, trying to get thru those horrible teenage years, I wish I had known then, that someday I would become of the heroes I looked up to, and it would be all thanks to YOU. I am grateful to you for listening and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do."

There’s 'Only Happy When it Rains', featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, a somber alt-rock anthem by the multiplatinum Garbage, the Shirley Manson fronted band, which includes songwriter and performer Butch Vig (who produced landmark albums by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, and Foo Fighters).

There’s also NYD's version of the Linkin Park mega-hit 'Crawling', with Costello putting her own spin on the fierce vocal delivery of the late Chester Bennington.

Then there’s 'Don’t Speak', the smash ballad from No Doubt’s diamond-selling album "Tragic Kingdom". Dark new wave finds its way into the EP via New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.” On the other end of the NEW YEARS DAY spectrum, there’s Pantera classic “Fucking Hostile,” now a staple of NYD’s live show.

NEW YEARS DAY are currently wrapping up their North American tour with In This Moment, P.O.D. and Ded.

 Camden Rocks Adds Loads More Bands.

Camden Rocks.Tuesday 20th February 2018
Camden Rocks Festival have announced today that UK rockers Mallory Knox will play the festival that starts on June 2nd this summer in North London.

This is the only London show for the Cambridge band who join British rap metal band Hacktivist and rock rappers Crazy Town, who have also been announced to play today, joining Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), acclaimed Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself and post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals.

"Camden Rocks is one we're really looking forward to," say Mallory Knox ahead of the festival. "We fondly remember playing venues such as The Barfly all the way up to The Roundhouse in Camden. With this being our first show back in London in well over a year makes it a special one for us."

22 other artists join the bill today including Dead!, The Bottom Line, Sleep Token, Airways, Sulpher, Create To Inspire, The Skinner Brothers, Bad Sign, The Bad Flowers, Cheap Meat, Lucie Barât, The Fallen State, Inklings, Deadly Circus Fire, Fierce Ideas, Desperate Measures, Sophie & the Giants, Death Valley Knights, Talia Dean, The Rising Souls, Strides, 7he7ouch and Natalie Shay.

Expect more bands to be announced soon that will form a line-up that covers every style across the many indie, rock, metal and punk genres, from buzzing new bands to established rock giants.

Camden Rocks Festival 2018 venues include: Koko, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld, Dingwalls, Proud, The Cuban, Monarch, The, Lyttelton Arms, Camden Assembly, Devonshire Arms, Roundhouse Studio, Dublin Castle, Blackheart, Fiddlers Elbow, Dingwalls Canalside, Belushis, The Hawley Arms, Brewdog, Camden Market, and The Crescent.
 

Full festival line-up, tickets and festival information can be found at:
www.camdenrocksfestival.com

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

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

Ticket terms and conditions can be found at our website.

 Dodgy Join Britrock Must Be Destroyed Tour.

Dodgy.Tuesday 20th February 2018
Seminal Britrock power-pop trio Dodgy have been announced as the opening act on the Britrock Must Be Destroyed tour in May.

With 12 Top 40 singles and over a million sales worldwide, Dodgy produced some of the most recognisable hits of the 90s, including 'Staying Out For The Summer', 'If You're Thinking Of Me', and 'Good Enough', which is officially one of the most played tracks on British radio in the last 20 years.

They join the already stellar line-up of Reef, The Wildhearts and Terrorvision – bringing together four of the greatest rock hit makers of the 90s. With each band boasting a string of chart-busting anthems they will be devastating venues, and no doubt livers as well, in eight of the biggest cities in Great Britain.

Place Your Hands high, drink Tequila, neck a Caffeine Bomb and find out which heavyweight champion will be Good Enough to crush the opposition. Pick sides as Britrock Must Be Destroyed!!

FRIDAY MAY 4TH – ACADEMY 1, MANCHESTER
SATURDAY MAY 5TH – DIGBETH ARENA, BIRMINGHAM
SUNDAY MAY 6TH – EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH
SATURDAY MAY 19TH – O2 ACADEMY, GLASGOW
SUNDAY MAY 20TH – O2 ACADEMY, NEWCASTLE
THURSDAY MAY 24TH – O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS
FRIDAY MAY 25TH – MOTION, BRISTOL
SATURDAY MAY 26TH – GUILDHALL, PORTSMOUTH

 A Statement From Mallory Knox.

Mallory Knox.Tuesday 20th February 2018
A statement from Mallory Knox –

"After nearly 9 years together, today we announce that Mikey has decided to part ways with Mallory Knox. As a band, we respect his decision and wish him well for the future.

2018 marks a brand new chapter for the band and we're excited to be continuing Mallory Knox with Sam taking the lead on vocals. We've been working hard behind the scenes writing & recording new music. We are very keen for you to hear it & you won't be waiting long.

With this news comes the unveiling of a string of intimate UK headline tour dates. We're ready to get back out on the road & play some new songs alongside the songs we've been playing for years. Head to 
malloryknox.com for details.

More announcements to follow so watch this space.

Much love 
Sam, Joe, James & Dave
MK"

 
Mallory Knox released their third album 'Wired' last year, touring extensively as they have done throughout their career. 2017 saw the band play the main stage at Reading & Leeds for the second time, as well as a whole plethora of festivals across the UK & Europe. Recent, post-Wired, independently-released single 'Sugar' went down a storm. But now, it's all about the future.  

MALLORY KNOX UK TOUR: 
APRIL
16 Brighton The Haunt*
17 Cardiff The Globe*
18 Exeter Cavern*
20 Stoke Sugarmill*
22 Glasgow King Tut's*
23 Manchester Rebellion*
24 Birmingham Mama Roux's*
26 Nottingham Bodega*
28 Selby Pop Punk Pile-Up Festival+
JUNE
02 Camden Rocks Festival+
*headline
+festival

 Wu-Tang Release New Single 'Lesson LEarn'd'.

Wu Tang Clan.Sunday 11th February 2018
Video For "Lesson Learn'd" featuring Inspectah Deck and Redman out now

The video for "Lesson Learn'd", the Wu-Tang track featuring Inspectah Deck and Redman is available to view now.

"Lesson Learn'd" is featured on the acclaimed album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, which was released late last year on Entertainment One/36 Chambers ALC.  Produced by Mathematics and executive produced by RZA, the album topped the Billboard Independent Chart when released.  The album also features performances by RZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, ODB, Sean Price and more. Fans can purchase the album now.

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the inaugural album to be released by the company.

 Napalm Death Release New Single.

Napalm Death.Sunday 11th February 2018
UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are soon to release the special 2CD, 2LP and Digital Download compilation “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” on March 30th, 2018 via Century Media Records.

A first single off the upcoming release is made available today, so feel free to check out “Oh So Pseudo” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZzrZtOd2Po
Or here: https://open.spotify.com/track/16wO6F2uMUpc1niueXXqyL?si=O4C_xpLNQTWJlp4OkWoZjg

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury checked in to comment about the upcoming compilation release as follows: "We are very thrilled to be finally releasing this compilation of rarities and covers from the past 10 years. NAPALM DEATH is a band that gives 100% when writing a song, so the songs included on this comp were saved originally for split EP's now sold out or vinyl editions of our albums or to become Japanese bonus tracks. When I was compiling the track-listing I was struck by how exciting again these tunes are to me. I had actually forgotten some of them, haha! We have written so many tracks and the years go by so quick that you forget just how fucking great these songs are! We will most certainly be blasting a few of these out live on our upcoming shows…Cheers and see you on the road!"
 
“Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. Here is a complete track-listing with explanations for the source of each song:

NAPALM DEATH – “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”:

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

The 2LP edition of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will not only contain a poster and an LP-booklet, but will - next to an unlimited black vinyl version - also be available in the following limited coloured vinyl runs: 100x copies white vinyl (CM Webshop Europe), 200x copies neon orange vinyl (CM USA), 200x copies silver vinyl (NBR) and 400x copies red vinyl (CM Distro).

Pre-order the release in various formats here: https://napalmdeath.lnk.to/CodedSmearsAndMoreUncommonSlurs

Here is a list of upcoming tour dates for NAPALM DEATH, starting off next week in Czech Republic

NAPALM DEATH – live 2018: 
16.02.2018 Jaromer (Czech Republic) - KD Narodak
17.02.2018 Slavonice (Czech Republic) - KD Slavonice
18.02.2018 Plzen (Czech Republic) - Serikovka
19.02.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Akropolis
20.02.2018 Uherske Hradiste (Czech Republic) - Mir
21.02.2018 Ostrava (Czech Republic) - Brick House
22.02.2018 Kosice (Slovakia) - Collosseum
23.02.2018 Lviv (Ukraine) - Fest Republic
24.02.2018 Kiev (Ukraine) - Bingo
25.02.2018 Chermonorsk (Ukraine) - Metropolis Arena
26.02.2018 Chisinau (Moldavia) - Atrium Concert Hall
28.02.2018 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) - Form Space
01.03.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Dürer Kert
16.03.2018 Southport (UK) - Southport Holiday Park
30.03.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Loppen
31.03.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Belsepub
01.04.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Inferno Metal Festival
03.04.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Knust
04.04.2018 Herford (Germany) - X
05.04.2018 Drachten (The Netherlands) - Iduna
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
07.04.2018 Katowice (Poland) - Metalmania Festival
08.04.2018 Chemnitz (Germany) - AJZ
04.05.2018 London (UK) - Desertfest
10.05.2018 Bethune (France) - Le Satellite
11.05.2018 Gueret (France) - Metal Cultures
12.05.2018 Montpellier (France) - Moshfest IV
13.05.2018 Brainans (France) - Outbreak Metal Fest
29.06.2018 Villafranca (Italy) - Rock The Castle
12.-14.07.2018 Torgau (Germany) - Endless Summer
10.08.2018 Winchester (UK) - Boomtown
11.08.2018 Kortrijk (Belgium) - Alcatraz Festival
17.-19.08.2018 St. Nolff (France) - Motorcultor Festival
And many more dates to be announced soon...

 Will Haven Release New Single.

Will Haven.Sunday 11th February 2018
The origins of noise metal legends WILL HAVEN can be traced back to 1995, when they first emerged as a staple in Sacramento, CA's storied underground. For the past two decades-plus, they've existed on the fringe of extreme music – championing an apocalyptic amalgam of metal, noise, hardcore, and alternative all their own. In 2018, WILL HAVEN return to release their sixth full-length album and first for minus HEAD Records, entitled Muerte (Spanish for "death"), but this is anything but the end. Rather, it's a whole new beginning.

WILL HAVEN breathe entirely new life into their sound with Muerte, taking notes from the past but incorporating modern tones to create a chaotic, haunting auditory attack. "All said and done, we spent two years on this record," says guitarist Jeff Irwin. "We had more time than ever to fine tune the music. We really benefited from that. We're also more in tune with who we are. It's the first time I walked away going, 'There's nothing else I could've done to make this better.'"

Spiral down into the heavy, atmospheric thickness of Muerte by sampling the first offering of new WILL HAVEN music now. Stream the six-minute-plus epic, "El Sol", co-written by Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter HERE

"If WILL HAVEN and Deftones had a kid, that's what it would sound like," Irwin says about "El Sol". "I was in my first band with Stephen. This was really a family thing. While we were in the studio, he sent us an email with an eight-minute song of all riffs. I added the spacey elements. Our vocalist, Grady, is reciting this famous poem about being kind to your fellow man and taking care of each other. Lyrically, it fits the times."

Muerte is available for pre-order now via Bandcamp and PledgeMusic, with iTunes digital, Amazon digital and Spotify streaming also available from today.

Throughout 2017, the members of WILL HAVEN secretly recorded Muerte at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento, CA with Joe Johnston engineering and co-producing alongside Irwin. They pieced together a corrosive, chaotic, and cohesive vision that never relents over its 11 tracks. Mastering was handled by Logan Mader (Devil You Know, Fear Factory, Periphery).

Irwin adds about recording Muerte, "It felt like a rebirth. It sounds like a whole new band. There's a chemistry that only the four of us can achieve. Who knows what's next, but this is everything we were always meant to be on a record."

In the end, Muerte represents a milestone for WILL HAVEN as their most poignant, passionate, and powerful body of work to date.


Muerte track listing:

  1. Hewed With the Brand                  
  2. Winds of Change                
  3. Kinney                   
  4. The Son                 
  5. 43              
  6. No Escape (feat. Mike Scheidt of YOB)      
  7. Unit K                    
  8. Ladwig No. 949                 
  9. Bootstraps              
  10. Now in the Ashes               
  11. El Sol (co-written with Stephen Carpenter of Deftones)
Stream New Track "El Sol"
 Ramblin Man Fair Festival Adds Second Headliner.

Ramblin Man Fair.Friday 9th February 2018
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018 Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce the second headliner for the event in 2018 as Mott The Hoople (Main Stage Headliner / UK Festival Exclusive) with many more acts to be announced...

Mott The Hoople (Main Stage Headliner / 2018 UK Festival Exclusive) – Ramblin' Man Fair are delighted to announce the inimitable Mott The Hoople as their second headliner for this year's festival – a 2018 UK festival exclusive performance with the classic 1973/1974 lineup. The band will feature Ian Hunter (Vocals, Guitars), Ariel Bender (Lead Guitars) and Morgan Fisher (Keyboards), and will be augmented by James Mastro (Guitars, Mandolin), Mark Bosch (Guitars), Dennis Dibrizzi (Keyboards), Paul Page (Bass) and Steve Holley (Drums). Sadly, due to ongoing ill health, Mick Ralphs will not be able to appear as a guest but has given his blessing.

Originally formed in 1969, Mott The Hoople went on to become one of the best loved and widely influential UK bands of the 1970s. The band produced albums such as "All the Young Dudes", "Mott" and "The Hoople" and singles such as, the David Bowie penned, "All the Young Dudes", "Honaloochie Boogie", "All the Way From Memphis", "Roll Away The Stone", "Saturday Gigs" and "The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll".

Consummate live performers and fronted by the wonderful Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople will be a fantastic addition to the Ramblin' Man Fair bill in 2018.

Ian Hunter says, "Looking forward to realigning with my old Mott the Hoople mates - the Great Ariel Bender and the Sartorial Morgan Fisher at Ramblin' Man Fair in June. Both toured extensively with Mott and both were featured heavily of 'The Hoople' album after Mick Ralphs and Verden Allen left the band. I know many people were disappointed when neither appeared on the '09 and '13 get-togethers - hope this makes up for it!"

Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin' Man Fair will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018.
Announced acts to date are:

Main Stage
Mott The Hoople (Headliner)
The Cult (Headliner)
Halestorm (Special Guest)
Steel Panther (Special Guest)
Blackberry Smoke
The Cadillac Three
Sons Of Apollo
GUN

Country Stage
Steve Earle & The Dukes (Headliner)
(UK Exclusive Set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!')
Me & That Man
 
Blues Stage
Gov't Mule (Headliner)
Chas & Dave
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Kris Barras.
 
Prog In the Park Stage
Fish
(Playing Material From The "Clutching At Straws" Album)
Mostly Autumn
Von Hertzen Brothers
Voyager
Goldray
 

Tickets are available now priced as below:

VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday - £256 plus booking fee
General Admission Saturday & Sunday - £156 plus booking fee
Camping Starts at £49
Tickets available from http://ramblinmanfair18.eventbrite.co.uk

 Arch Enemy To Release Deluxe Vinyl Box Set.

Arch Enemy.Friday 9th February 2018
Due to delays in production, the release of ARCH ENEMY’s deluxe vinyl box set “1996 – 2017” will be postponed. The new release date will be March 9, 2018.

The hand-numbered box set includes all ten studio albums and a bonus Gatefold 2LP featuring covers and bonus tracks recorded between 1996 and 2017 and comes with a 36-page-booklet with liner notes. All albums are mastered for vinyl.

It will be available as a picture LP box set and also in the following vinyl colors:

Black vinyl – limited to 1.500 copies
Clear vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro
Transparent red vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP
Silver vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at Nuclear Blast
Dark green vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at ST Records
Picture vinyl – limited to 500 copies

Use the following link to direct you to all preorders and save your copy now:https://archenemy.lnk.to/1996-2017


ARCH ENEMY live:

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ Wintersun, Tribulation
09.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - ABC
10.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rock City
11.02.2018 London (UK) - Koko
13.02.2018 Manchester (UK) - Ritz
14.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - Academy

 Thundermother Release New Single 'Fire In The Rain'.

Thunder Mother.Friday 9th February 2018
In the spring of 2017 Thundermother saw some drastic changes. Four members left, three new ones arrived. But the band's centre-piece – guitarist and founder Filippa Nässil – stood steady by her vision. A new line-up quickly gathered, and each piece immediately fell into place. In June the new, upgraded, version of Thundermother released "We Fight for Rock N Roll" – a single that was just as much of a statement as it was a taste of great music to come.

This new line-up hit the road in Europe, touring with Michael Monroe, W.A.S.P., D-A-D and Danko Jones as well as their own headline run, culminating in their acclaimed appearance at the legendary Wacken Festival. Not bad for a line-up that had only been together for a couple of months...

Band leader Fillipa Nässil recalls; 'To play at Wacken has been my major goal since I started the band and now we stood there and performed in front of 10 000 people. It had rained throughout the festival, but suddenly it stopped, and the sun started to shine on us...'

After a summer of successful touring Thundermother rehearsed intensively for a month, before it was time to head into the studio, Nordic Soundlab in Skara, to begin work on their new album. The flow was unbelievable. In just ten days they recorded 15 new tracks. Everything – including vocals – was recorded live. And almost everything was wrapped in the first take. 13 of these 15 tracks became the bands third album 'Thundermother'.

Thundermother have never sounded this great. Together with three times Grammis awarded producer Thomas Plec Johansson (Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar, Watain etc.) Thundermother have maxed just about everything.

'We wanted a really fat drum sound on this album. If you listen to records with say AC/DC and Airbourne, you'll hear that the drums are at a damn high volume. So, we put some serious time into getting a wicked drum sound. When Emlee hit the bass drum both she and the whole bloody house shook.' says Filippa Nässil.

Stepping out of their comfort zone on 'Thundermother', the band have recorded their first power ballad, the glorious 'Fire in the Rain', a track that emphasises the band's ambition to expand their horizons and the push the band further than ever before.

'Thundermother' is still the same great, high-octane, 70's breathing rock'n'roll that the band has spoiled us with since their 2014's debut album, but this time the groove is deeper, the sound is incredible, and the songs are more memorable.

Thundermother 2.0 are here. And they're better than ever!

Stream 'Fire in the Rain' here -
https://soundcloud.com/despotz/thundermother-fire-in-the-rain/s-ZndUW

 Truck Festival Announces 2018 Line Up.

Truck Festival.Friday 9th February 2018
The UK's longest running and best small festival Truck has just announced its first wave of artists for 2018 to ring in its 21st birthday. The festival, which formed two decades ago in 1998, will this year take place from 19th – 22nd July at Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire. 2018 will be the first time ever that the festival has opened its doors on the Thursday with the festival taking place over four days this year.

Heading up the festival on it's opening Thursday are band of brothers Peace, with Mercury Prize nominated indie rockers Friendly Fires topping the bill on Friday and four-time Brit nominated and multi million selling singer-songwriter George Ezra headlining the Saturday. Sunday headliners to be announced in the next wave of acts very soon, George commented on what fans can expect from his set:
"I'm so excited to be playing my first ever Truck Festival and over the moon that my debut gets to be as headliner.  It's been on my bucket list for a long time. My new album Staying At Tamara's will have been out in the world for a few months by then so I'll be coming to beautiful Oxfordshire armed with a host of new songs and a few choice oldies, and can't wait to get up and play. See you there!" – George Ezra

Festival Organiser Matt Harrap commented, "We're extremely excited to announce our first wave of artists for this year's show! Having artists of the calibre of George Ezra and Friendly Fires coming to headline the event after many years of asking is truly humbling and their sets will no doubt live long in the memory.
Returning heroes Peace will be the perfect way to kick off the festival with our first ever Thursday headliners. Personally I'm really thrilled to have the legend that is Gaz Coombes back at his favourite festival for the first time since 2013 as well as some brilliant up and coming local talent such as Low Island, Little Brother Eli and Kanadia. Mix in the likes of De La Soul, Jake Bugg and Everything Everything and the epic Switch takeover of Palm City then we've got a real party!
What's even more exciting is this is only the beginning with a special Sunday headliner due to be announced very soon! With ticket sales ahead of this time last year, we really recommend not hanging around!"

The festival, which prides itself as the "anti major festival" has long championed local artists with Oxford's own Gaz Coombes back this year, he commented
"Very excited to be joining the line up at Truck Festival this year. See you in the fields my lovelies!" – Gaz Coombes

As well as Oxfordshire based artists such as Kanadia, Little Brother Eli, Switch DJ's, Low Island, I Cried Wolf, Leader and of course Oxford Symphony Orchestra, the festival has just launched its Band App which offers the chance for local bands to submit their music to Truck's organisers and be offered a spot to play the festival. Truck Festival's organisers personally listen to every single submission. Artists should upload their music to Truck's website by 30th March - https://truckfestival.com/contact/band-app/  

The line-up also includes emerging artists such as hotly tipped The Sherlocks, Pale Waves, Marika Hackman, Nervus and The Amazons amongst others.

The Amazons - who were originally tipped for stardom in the BBC Sound of 2017 and released their debut last year to great acclaim - have praised Truck for championing the local music scene and new artists:
"We remember playing Truck Festival in 2016. It was one of the craziest crowds we'd got at that point in our careers. Excited to be returning to a festival that's a stone's throw away from our home in Berkshire, and one that has been an excellent supporter of local music for the last few years." – The Amazons

The line-up also offers plenty of artists performing a little further from home including New York hip-hop icons De La Soul and fellow Americans, indie rockers We Are Scientists who will be performing on the back of their much anticipated album 'Megaplex'.

The full Truck Festival 2018 line up:
Friendly Fires, George Ezra, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Circa Waves, Peace, The Amazons, Rat Boy, Gaz Coombes, The Sherlocks, Moose Blood, We Are Scientists, Kurupt FM, Shy FX, Redlight, Holy Goof, Skepsis, Darkzy, Dimension, Macky Gee, Bru C, Switch DJ's, MJ Cole, Barely Legal, The Magic Gang, Marika Hackman, Coasts, Blaenavon, Tom Walker, Pale Waves, HMTLD, Gengahr, Jaws, Black Honey, Dream Wife
Boston Manor, Turbowolf, The Night Cafe, The Orielles, Low Island, High Tyde, Anteros, Naaz, Girli, Stereo Honey, Whenyoung, Pink Kink, Bloxx  
Bloody Knees, The Spook School, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Fang Club, Sorry  
Sports Team, Lady Bird, Seagirls, Delta Sleep, Nervus, Happy Accidents, Bessie Turner, Gender Roles, Hotel Lux, Magique, Leader, Kanadia, Little Brother Eli, I Cried Wolf, DJ Elban, Mr Motivator, Reggae Aerobics,
Oxford Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets & Prices
Weekend ticket prices are £110.
Thursday add on passes are £25.

Watch Truck Festival's 2017 aftermovie here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv80JsIUfpQ 

 Sumo Cyco Release Video For 'Undefeated'.

Sumo Cyco.Wednesday 7th February 2018
Canadian punk-metallers SUMO CYCO have released an in-your-face video for their brand new anthem, “Undefeated”! The song will be included on an upcoming as-yet-untitled EP. 
Frontwoman Skye “Sever” Sweetnam comments on the song and video:
“The music video for Undefeated was filmed and edited in two days and was one of the most challenging videos we’ve done yet. This is the first time we’ve had dancers come and do choreography in our videos. I love it because dancehall rhythms are so important to our sound.”

“The concept of the video was inspired by the awesome location we had access to. But we wanted to bring color and hope to the abandoned weathered and gloomy backdrops to echo the sentiment of the lyrics.”

"After we wrote the song, Undefeated's lyrics resonated with me so much more. We finished the song a few months ago then life started throwing us curve balls. We all had personal struggles and it felt like we just kept getting kicked while we were down. We just kept "singing through the sorrow" and thought it would be cathartic to release the song. We came out the other side."
Watch the video for “Undefeated” here: https://youtu.be/FtcVlSytJF4
The band recently announced a UK tour for March 2018, which will include an appearance at Hammerfest in Wales.

The hard rockin’ four-piece released their latest album ‘Opus Mar’ in March last year. Produced by Matt Drake (illScarlett) and James ‘LeRock’ Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone), ‘Opus Mar’ fuses hard rock guitar riffs, in-your-face blast beats and dancehall rhythms, all topped off by frontwoman Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam’s electric vocals. The band independently crowdfunded the new album, reaching 249% of their PledgeMusic goal after the buzz of lead single ‘Anti-Anthem’.

Catch Sumo Cyco at the following shows:
Support: Skarlett Riot
14.03 - Chester, Live Rooms
15.03 - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
16.03 - Sheffield, Corporation
17.03 - HAMMERFEST Wales, Pwllheli
19.03 - Newcastle, Think Tank
20.03 - Glasgow, Audio
21.03 - Manchester, Rebellion
23.03 - Bridgwater, Cobblestones
24.03 - Birmingham, Asylum 2
25.03 - Bournemouth, Anvil
26.03 - London, Boston Music Room
27.03 - Southampton, Talking Heads

Tickets are available at the following link:https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/sumo-cyco-tickets

 Y Not Festival Announces 2018 Acts.

Y Not Festival.Tuesday 6th February 2018
Y Not Festival returns for its biggest year yet with an astounding three-day line up built for music lovers. Set in the heart of Derbyshire, the festival reveals its highly anticipated line up for 2018 - and does NOT disappoint.

Back for its 13th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 27th-29th July.  Since 2005, when it began life as a house party spilling over into deepest Derbyshire, the event has remained home grown and true to its roots. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at...

Y Not is a whole weekend of good music, good food and care-free fun in the middle of the beautiful Peak District. Just bring yourself, some wellies and a killer fancy dress outfit.

Kicking off the weekend are modern rock and roll legends The Libertines. The Arcadian dreamers are one of the most important bands of the 21st Century, sound-tracking long rebellious summers for the stylish kids in the riot, their songs standing tall as some of the best guitar driven party tunes of all time.

Headlining Saturday night are fellow British rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen. The Brit Award winners have become essential festival favourites after gaining a massive following off the back of their UK Top 10 2014 debut album 'The Balcony' and Number 1 second album 'The Ride'.  

And Y Not 2018 will be going out with a bang this year when Jamiroquai close the weekend with a UK festival exclusive! Lead by unconventional front man Jay Kay, aka the Buffalo Man, aka The Cat in the Hat, the band was crucial to nineties and noughties dance floors, fostering futuristic funk via 27 million album sales, plus Grammy and Ivor Novello Awards. They are now captivating a new generation of fans with latest album 'Automaton'.  

The rest of the bill is peppered with a heady mix of classic household names, the best of the new wave and local ones-to-watch.

National Treasures Manic Street Preachers, fresh from the April release of their hugely anticipated new album 'Resistance Is Futile' will lead the way, assisted by Leeds' finest festival draw The Kaiser Chiefs. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson, the band have had a string of anthemic songs so Y Not festival-goers are in for a hit-packed performance.
The line-up also includes the irrepressible Fat White Family, blues icon Seasick Steve and exceptional English punks Buzzcocks whose career has spanned more than four decades!  

Exciting emerging acts join them, including the most tipped act for 2018 - Pale Waves, plus The Amazons, Tom Grennan and Circa Waves. The Amazons who were tipped for stardom in the BBC Sound of 2017 and also released their debut last year to great acclaim have commented on the strong line-up  "Really excited to return to Y Not Festival this year. The festival gave us one of our first main stage slots back in 2016, and we fell in love with the location. We're looking forward to coming back and joining an amazing lineup of music."

Y Not has a longstanding history of nurturing home grown talent and emerging acts, holding slots on the bill for the best in their local area. Returning this year after cutting their teeth at Y Not, South Yorkshire's hotly tipped The Sherlocks are looking forward to getting stuck in, "We love this festival, one of the best in the UK," say the band, "We are where we belong, on the main stage. It would be an honour to one day come back and headline!"

The full Y Not 2018 line up:
The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street, Preachers, Seasick Steve, The Levellers, Circa Waves, The Amazons, Fat White Family, Buzzcocks, Moose Blood, Reverend And The Makers, The Sherlocks, Tom Grennan, Shame, Coasts, Mr Motivator, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Tom Walker, Pale Waves, Lucy Spraggan, Jaws, Sam Fender, The Lancashire Hotpots, Turbowolf, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, The Orielles, Mullally, Everly Pregnant Brothers, King No One, When Young, Dead! and Bloody Knees.
 
Festival organiser Simon Mawbey - "We're so happy to be back with our biggest line up to date. There are a lot of changes and improvements being made to make sure the festival is the best it's ever been in 13 years and I'm excited that we can come back stronger than ever."

Y Not recently announced that their new and improved site will be Aston Hill Farm, adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival will still take place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival-goers and improved access for service vehicles.

In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications about improvements, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This includes the site, staffing, security and traffic management. The updated pledges will ensure this year's festival will set the highest standards for all Y Not customers.  

Tickets are on sale now at www.ynotfestival.co.uk/tickets

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/ynotfestival/
Twitter:           https://twitter.com/Y_Not_Festival
Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/ynotfestival/

Tickets & Prices
Adult Weekend Camping Tickets                         £109.50
Youth Weekend Camping Tickets (aged 13-17)            £109.50
Family Weekend Camping Tickets                     £109.50
Child Weekend Camping Tickets (12 and under)          FREE

Thursday Upgrade                                                  £25 + £0.00 booking fee
VIP Upgrade                                                             £60 + £0.00 booking fee on 23rd February 2018, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

 Hardcore Superstar Release New Single.

Hardcore Superstar.Tuesday 6th February 2018
After wrapping up 2017 with their huge radio hit "Have Mercy On Me" and completing a highly successful co-headline tour playing to many sold out crowds throughout the UK and Europe with FOZZY, the original Wild Boys of Gothenburg are set to release their second single and video "Bring The House Down" on 23rd February 2018, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

Taken from their forthcoming full-length studio album "You Can't Kill My Rock N' Roll" that is due to be released on 21st September, "Bring The House Down" is bound to become a classic Hardcore Superstar anthem: loud, proud and perfect for blasting out at maximum volume!

The single will be available on all digital platforms on 23rd February and will be followed up as an exclusive, limited edition 7" vinyl single.

To coincide with the release of "Bring The House Down" the band are embarking on a new tour, including selective co-headline dates with fellow countrymen Mustasch, that will take them through all of Sweden before they headline the opening day of the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival in June.

Since the debut album was unleashed in 1998, Hardcore Superstar have crossed the globe multiple
times sharing stages with Rock and Metal Royalty including AC/DC, Aerosmith, Kiss and Motörhead. They have also performed at the world's largest and most distinguished Rock Festivals such as Wacken, Download, Loudpark, and SwedenRock to name just a few.

Further festival dates will be confirmed soon, alongside additional tour dates that will see the band travelling far and wide throughout 2018 and beyond.

You Can't Kill My Rock N' Roll Tour

Feb 24                     Värmekyrkan, Norrköping, Sweden*
Mar 09                    Nöjesfabriken (Stora Scenen), Karlstad, Sweden*
Mar 10                    Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden*
Mar 17                    Folkparken (Inomhus), Skellefteå, Sweden*
Mar 23                    Slagthuset, Malmö, Sweden*
Mar 24                    Lisebergshallen, Göteborg, Sweden*
Mar 29                    Konsert & Kongress (Garden), Linköping, Sweden*
Mar 30                    Cinema, Enköping, Sweden
Mar 31                    Lokomotivet (Stående), Eskilstuna, Sweden
Apr 01                     Nöjespalatset Sandra, Kalmar, Sweden*
Apr 6                        Liljan, Borlänge, Sweden
Apr 7                        Domino, Nyköping, Sweden
Apr 13                     Aveny (Rockbaren) Club Deströyer, Sundsvall, Sweden
Apr 14                     Lilla Helfvetet, Mora, Sweden
Apr 27                    Katalin And All That Jazz, Uppsala, Sweden
May 11                   Fabriken Denim & Leather Rock Club, Jönköping, Sweden
May 12                   Halmstad Live, Halmstad, Sweden
May 19-20             Radio Rock Cruise, Finland
May 25                   Backstage Rock Bar, Varberg, Sweden
Jun 6                      Sweden Rock, Norje, Sweden
Jun 8                      Garage Sound Festival, Madrid, Spain
Jul 27-28               Q-Stock Festival, Oulu, Finland

*  Co-Headline dates with Mustasch

2018 is the bands 20th anniversary as a recording and touring artist and the celebrations will include some very special events. Stay tuned!

"Bring The House Down" will be released

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds 8 More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock.Tuesday 6th February 2018
As we head into February, the days are clicking by and BLOODSTOCK is just six months away!  Tickets are moving faster than ever in 2018 so don't delay in picking up yours!  There's another batch of bands to announce; one main stage band and seven more to flesh out part of the Sophie stage line up.

BLOODSTOCK is pleased to welcome Swedish metal crew AMARANTHE (www.facebook.com/AmarantheBand) to the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday. Featuring three vocalists, the band are a unique mix of death and power metal. Their video for single 'Maximize', at https://youtu.be/nfk7YZJtmeo, has already racked up more than 5.5 million views!

Landing a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday are Mancunian bruisers, INGESTED (www.facebook.com/ingesteduk).  The Century Media-signed band have built a reputation for savage death metal, taking their influences from classic gore and splatter movies.  Joining them on the Friday line-up are MORTISHEAD (www.facebook.com/mortishead) - definitely not to be confused with Portishead! - who bring their hybrid of industrial, thrash, groove & sludge metal to the Sophie stage.  As former victors of Bristol's Metal 2 The Masses, we're thrilled to see the band progress since their debut on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage in 2015.

Joining the ranks on Saturday's Sophie bill, we welcome back Irish trio, DEAD LABEL (www.facebook.com/DeadLabel).  The three piece are rapidly growing a reputation and we're thrilled to have them as BLOODSTOCK alumni!  All the way from Perth, Australia, prog metallers VOYAGER (www.facebook.com/voyageraustralia) join the fray on Saturday. The long-running group dropped their sixth album, 'Ghost Mile' last May.

After having to pull out last year, we're pleased Nuclear Blast's brutal German duo MANTAR (www.facebook.com/MantarBand/) are able to join Sunday's Sophie bill in 2018!  Don't miss them if you love a bit of black metal combined with doom and punk.  If thrash is more your thing, be sure to catch Brighton beasts, KING LEVIATHAN (www.facebook.com/KingLeviathanMetal).  BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to welcome heavy supergroup, ACT OF DEFIANCE.  Formed in 2014, by ex-Megadeth men Chris Broderick & Shawn Drover, plus Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) & Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall), check them out at http://metalblade.com/actofdefiance/.

Standard weekend tickets are now available priced at £145 for four days of metal fun, so grab yours now at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

If you haven't grabbed your ticket yet and are still broke from Christmas shenanigans, BLOODSTOCK's payment plan helps ease any 'lump sum' shock by breaking your ticket payment into five smaller, more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of just £36.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.  Find out full details or sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  

If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until June.  Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday's bill toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, AT THE GATES, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, EXHORDER, VOLA and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

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

 In Flames Announce Their Own Festival In Sweden.

In Flames.Tuesday 6th February 2018
It’s finally time for the first instalment of In Flames' own two day festival Borgholm Brinner (Borgholm is Burning) coming this July 27th-28th. In addition to the Swedish metal giants In Flames, we can now proudly announce three bands for one of the highlights of this summer - Anthrax (US), Danko Jones (CAN) and Graveyard (SWE)!

Tickets to the festival will be released on February 26th at 8.00am GMT via LiveNation.se and BorgholmBrinner.se
Both two day passes and one day passes will be available.
Pre-sale starts February 23rd 8.00am GMT for customers of Tele2 and Samsung.

ANTHRAX

The New York icons barely need an introduction. Anthrax are one of the biggest names in the metal world and a part of the “Big Four” (with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer). The band’s career stretches over four decades, 11 studio albums and includes countless successful tours around the globe. On top of being one of the greatest metal acts of all time, Anthrax are one of the leading bands in thrash metal today. We can’t wait for Anthrax to turn the Borgholm Castle into a ‘Madhouse’!

Anthrax are gearing up for the release of their live DVD ‘Kings Among Scotland’ which will be available on April 27th (available for pre-order HERE) and their re-issues ‘We've Come for You All’ and ‘The Greater of Two Evils’ (available for pre-order HERE).

DANKO JONES
The Canadian rock trio, Danko Jones have been described as one of the best live bands in the world. If you’ve seen the band live, you’ll understand. It’s raw, live music with unrivalled energy that Swedish-loving Danko Jones like to bring to the Nordics. During their last trip in Scandinavia, they played to sold out crowds and enthusiastic critics in Sweden, Norway and Finland – leaving everyone craving more. With their newest album ‘Wild Cat’ released last September, together with other Danko classics such as ‘First Date’ and ‘Lovercall’, we welcome Danko Jones to Borgholm!

GRAVEYARD
If In Flames are the metal giants of Sweden, then Graveyard are the hard rock heroes. Having won multiple Swedish Grammys and P3 Guld awards, as well as being praised by critics as one of the most interesting rock bands from Sweden, it goes without saying that we are incredibly excited for what Graveyard will bring to Borgholm Brinner. Right now the Gothenburg band are working on their fifth studio album. There’s a good chance that we will get to hear all new Graveyard material in the most beautiful setting this July at Borgholm on Öland!

More acts to be announced in due course, stay tuned…

In Flames singer Anders Fridén states:
"I think every band dreams of being able to do this one day – at least for us it’s always been in the back of our minds and right now feels like the best time to do it. Whether it’s putting on your own festival, it’s an indescribable feeling to have created a community from your music, and even crazier to have the ability bring that community together in a physical place – playing and enjoying music together, drinking together etc. And in a castle of all places. That’s another thing. It wouldn’t be an In Flames festival if it were just happening on a plot of dirt. It’s got to be special so our fans can have the ultimate experience, so we can pay them back for being so great to us for 20 years with an awesome weekend they’ll never forget. We’ve also hand-picked the best bands for everyone to enjoy and although we can’t say who’s playing yet, we can promise there will be no disappointments.”

In Flames recently released a digital EP 'Down, Wicked & No Good' featuring cover versions of Depeche Mode's 'It's No Good'Alice In Chains'Down In A Hole'Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game', and a live version of Nine Inch Nails'Hurt'. Due to high demand from the Jesterheads, the songs will now be released as a 10'' mini LP on March 16th, 2018 - available as both Light Blue and Light Blue/Black Splatter Vinyl 10”.

You can now pre-order HERE: http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4888

In case you missed the most recent official video clips, you can still watch them here:
'The End': https://youtu.be/Z3NQYZ-EBpY
'The Truth': https://youtu.be/QgLc3DQFXQM
'Save Me': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHFjQznssoY&t=94s
'Here Until Forever': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq4NJBr-pxM
'It's No Good' (Depeche Mode cover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznKs14Svlo

Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1990, In Flames have had seven albums debut in the top ten in Sweden, including two #1s. They have toured the globe countless times, performing alongside some of today’s biggest rock and metal acts, including MetallicaAvenged SevenfoldDisturbed and Iron Maiden, and have held several main stage and headline spots at various music festivals around the world, including OzzfestDownload FestivalGraspopTaste of ChaosHellfestRock Am Ring / Im Park and many more.

The band’s 2016 album, 'Battles' - recorded by multi Grammy-nominated producer, Howard Benson - debuted in multiple Top 10’s around the world.

See you this summer for Borgholm Brinner!

 Idles Sign To Partisan Records And Announce second Studio Album And UK Tour.

Idles.Tuesday 6th February 2018
Following the announcement of their signing to Partisan Records, ahead of their highly anticipated second album, Bristol's IDLES have now announced a string of new UK tour dates in April.
The dates are as follows:

SUN 08 APRIL - BATH, KOMEDIA*
MON 09 APRIL - PLYMOUTH, THEHUB*
WED 11 APRIL - SOUTHEND, CHINNERY’S*
THU 12 APRIL - RAMSGATE, MUSIC HALL*
FRI 13 APRIL - MILTON KEYNES, THE CRAUFURD ARMS*
SAT 14 APRIL - COVENTRY, CENTRALLIBRARY
SUN 15 APRIL - BLACKPOOL, BOOTLEG SOCIAL*
TUE 17 APRIL - GLASGOW, G2 (SOLD OUT)*
WED 18 APRIL - MANCHESTER, GORILLA (SOLD OUT)*
THU 19 APRIL - LONDON, HEAVEN (SOLD OUT)*
FRI 20 APRIL - PARIS, LA TRABENDO*

* = Support from LICE

Speaking about their recent signing to Partisan Records, vocalist Joe Talbot said, "IDLES have signed to Partisan Records. This is not a decision based on greed. They excite us and have injected ideas and passions into our camp that we would not have mustered. We as a family have realised our limitations in as far as the ship we have built with you all is becoming too much for the team we have to achieve the best of our abilities. It was time to admit a necessity for help but we needed that to come in the form of trusted, earnest and like-minded people who were as passionate about our art and you people as we were: Partisan Records are the partners we were looking for. We haven't been given a huge wedge of cash but instead a huge wedge of confidence that we are in safe hands and make no mistake, we are not going to stop working fucking hard for you and ourselves."

Partisan Records was co-founded in Brooklyn in 2007 by Tim Putnam and Ian Wheeler and now has offices in New York, London and LA. They have previously worked with the likes of Cigarettes After Sex, Deer Tick, Torres, Eagulls and John Grant.

Tim Putnam also commented on the signing, saying “We’re very excited to welcome IDLES to our roster. They are an altogether necessary band for the times we live in and we are honoured to have been trusted as their chosen partners. As Joe says: All Is Love!”
IDLES also recently announced their first headlining dates in US & Canada for March:

Fri March 9 - Brooklyn NY @ Ceremony
Sat March 10 - Brooklyn NY @ Flowers For All Occasions
Sun March 11 - Philadelphia PA @ PhilaMOCA
Tue March 20 - Toronto ON @ Smiling Buddha

They will also be playing SXSW.

 The Bronx Release Video For 'Night Drop At The Glue Factory'.

The Bronx.Tuesday 6th February 2018
Following a string of insane and intimate club shows, Los Angeles Punks, The Bronx release the new video for 'Night Drop At The Glue Factory' comprised of live footage taken from recent US, Australian, and U.K shows.

Watch the video here:

Be sure to check them out at this year's Download Festival.

The Bronx V is out now through Cooking Viny / ATO Records

 ArcTanGent Festival Announces First Bands For 2018 Festival.

ArcTanGent Festival.Tuesday 6th February 2018
The award winning ArcTanGent Festival last night announced its first set of bands for the 3 days festival, set on Fernhill Farm, 16th-18th August 2018 via The Independent.

Festival promoter James Scarlett says "We've spent the last few months curating some very special experiences for the ArcTanGent faithful... We've got GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! playing their first ever European show, And So I Watch You From Afar performing their new album in it's entirety for the first time and the madly bonkers idea to have Gallops playing a full band live set at the silent disco. Plus we're very happy to have Big Scary Monsters and Holy Roar doing a Thursday takeover. I can't breathe I'm so excited about all this and I can also confirm that we'll be releasing our Friday & Saturday main stage headliners before long - they are BIG! ATG #6 is going to be the best one yet for sure!"

The main stage will be open on Thursday for the first time ever and headlined by ArcTanGent Festivals most requested band, 'And So I Watch You From Afar'. The Northern Irish instrumental rock band will be returning to the festival for the fourth time and are playing 'The Endless Shimmering' in its entirety. Joining them on that stage will be the stunning Pianos Become The Teeth and  Foxing, plus more to be announced.

"Every year ArcTanGent makes a home for strange bands like us, our peers around the world and the amazing people who make it such a special scene to be a part of.  We feel very lucky to be a part of that family, and to be headlining a night is something very very special for us" says Rory Friers from And So I Watch You From Afar.

Math-rock pioneers GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! are playing their first ever European show and also a UK exclusive.  "We are totally ecstatic about coming over to the UK for the very first time - and especially to be playing at ArcTangent. It's one of the raddest festivals out there." says Joseph Andreoli

Gallops are doing it a little differently this year and will play a full band set at the famous Silent Disco.  Speaking about the set,  Mark Huckridge of the band says "We are looking forward to returning to ATG this year. We will be premiering an all-new live show for a unique 'live silent disco' set, remixing our tracks on-the-fly alongside warped visuals. We are aiming this one at the dancefloor. It's one for the wide-eyed dreamers"

Two of the UK's best indie labels, Holy Roar and Big Scary Monsters will be taking over the PX3 and Yohkai Stages to showcase some of the best bands the UK has to offer.
Check out their Spotify playlist for the stages.

"Kev recently threatened to stab me in the eye with a fork because I asked him to share. Kev is mean. Mean Kev. Revenge will be sweet come ArcTanGent though - when Holy Roar will do battle with BSM across two stages on the Thursday of the festival. It's going to be epic and we are hugely excited to be given such a special opportunity by our friends at ATG" says Alex, the founder of Holy Roar.  Kevin from BSM says "We've been at every single ArcTanGent and it's always one of the best weekend's of the year. This is the first time we're putting our name to a stage though and the only shame is that we have to share it with Holy Roar." Get ready for an epic battle it seems!

Full list of bands so far:

GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / And So I Watch You From Afar/ Pianos Become Teeth / Alpha Male Tea Party /Rolo Tomassi/ Jamie Lenman/ Foxing / Gallops/ Talons/ Bossk/ Svalbard / Gulfer / Body Hound/ GUG

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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A little bit about ATG

LOCATION

ArcTanGent is hosted on Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, BS40 6LD, only a short journey from Bristol city centre, Bristol Temple Meads Station and Bristol Airport. The entrance to the festival is on the B3134. 

GLAMPING INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION

The award winning ArcTanGent is the world's ultimate greenfields music festival for connoisseurs of Math-rock, Post-rock, Noise-rock, Alt-rock and everything in between.  ArcTanGent has built a reputation for itself as THE emerging UK rock festival, both putting on exclusive performances from exceptional, worldwide artists and supporting new, exciting talent.
Previous acts include Converge, Explosions In The Sky, Russian Circles, Nordic Giants, American Football, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deafheaven, La Dispute, Animals As Leaders, Cult of Luna, Deerhoof, This Will Destroy You, 65daysofstatic, Fuck Buttons,Black Peaks, Rolo Tomassi, Heck, Arcane Roots and many more.

 Judas Priest Release 'Firepower' Single.

Judas Priest.Tuesday 6th February 2018
The buzz surrounding legendary metal band Judas Priest's forthcoming album, 'Firepower,' is undeniably growing louder - on the strength of the video clip for the track "Lightning Strike," as well as many of the attractive/limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out. And it will soon reach a fever pitch with the unveiling of another new killer track, plus another limited edition of the forthcoming album being made available for purchase.

Fans can now hear the title track from 'Firepower' via this link [smarturl.it/Firepower], and can purchase a metallic silver-colored cassette version of the album on PledgeMusic via pledgemusic.com/projects/judas-priestand is being issued in an extremely limited pressing of only 300. And if judging from how quickly some of the previous limited edition bundles sold out via the site (such as signed guitars from Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, various colors of autographed vinyl, etc.), this rare cassette version will be an instant rarity and collector's item. If you haven't checked out the "Lightning Strike" video or preordered the album, you can do so now by visiting the follow respective links: smarturl.it/Firepower and smarturl.it/JPLightningStrikeVid

Set for release on Friday, March 9th, 2018 via Columbia Records - the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  To mark the occasion Priest (singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis) has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band's releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as 'Unleashed in the East,' 'British Steel,' 'Screaming for Vengeance' and 'Defenders of the Faith') and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

"Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing," explains Halford. "And Andy is a bit more of a 'modern metal producer' but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom's. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy's world is was just a remarkable coalescence." "Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense," adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band's earlier classics - "We went back to the organic way of recording where it's all of us in a room and we got to play together." 

With the impending arrival of 'Firepower' and its ensuing tour (which kicks off on March 13th), THE PRIEST IS BACK!

'FIREPOWER' TRACKLISTING:

1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red

 In Hearts Wake Release New EP.

In Hearts Wake.Tuesday 6th February 2018
In Hearts Wake have dropped their brand new EP Ark Prevails today via UNFD. The EP contains re-imagined acoustic versions of "Frequency",  "Waterborne" and "Arrow", which features guest vocals from Dream State frontwoman CJ Gilpin, as well as a previously unreleased instrumental track. 

A companion to their ARIA #3 album Ark(2017), In Hearts Wake hinted at the existence of Ark Prevails via a sneaky message hidden in the album tray which read "2 Feb 2018", and the EP can be streamed right now via all digital services.

Frontman Jake Taylor says: "Last year we hid 02.02.18 within the Ark CD booklet and it could only be revealed by using the cypher (only a few figured it out!). So today we finally reveal to you Ark Prevails, bonus re-imaginings of three tracks as well as a special ambient piece. Some of these renditions you would have heard us play acoustically at our Marine Debris clean ups, which took place on the shores of waterways around the world. This four track offering is a thank you to everyone helping to re-steer the ship. May the Ark Prevail."

LISTEN HERE: https://unfd.lnk.to/ArkPrevails

 Senses Fail Release New Single

Senses Fail.Tuesday 6th February January 2018
Takes" today. Fans can head over to Alternative Press to get an exclusive first listen to the third single from upcoming album, If There Is Light, It Will Find You. Produced by Beau Burchell (Moose Blood, Saosin, Hands Like Houses), the 7th full-length album from Senses Fail brings fans back to the band's rock roots while also experimenting with brighter, melody-driven exteriors. If There Is Light, It Will Find You is due out February 16th via Pure Noise Records and can be pre-ordered here.

You can listen to 'New Jersey Makes, The World Takes' here
On the track, singer Buddy Nielsen shares, "Over the years I have lost a number of friends to drug addictions. This song addresses those losses and how I have tried to intervene in people's addictions over the years. As someone who has battled addiction, I know that the change has to come from within. While support and resources are very important it is ultimately a decision that is on the person who is battling. So many of us in this country have a friend or loved one who has lost their battle and I thought it is important to highlight that struggle."

"New Jersey Makes, The World Takes" joins recently released singles "Gold Jacket, Green Jacket..." and "Double Cross." With adds to top Spotify playlists like Crash Course, Pop Punk's Not Dead as well as Apple Music playlists like Breaking Hard Rock, these singles have seen great successes on streaming services.

 Tremonti Signs New Deal With Napalm Records For Fourth Studio Album.

Tremonti.Tuesday 6th February January 2018
TREMONTI, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, have signed a new worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. The band will be releasing their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, via the label. A teaser video from Mark announcing the album can be seen via Napalm's YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/qa6tGCWozAY.  Napalm Records is home to notables such as DevilDriver, Skindred, Otep, Satyricon, Myles Kennedy, Life Of Agony, Monster Magnet, Walls Of Jericho, Kamelot, and W.A.S.P. among others. The label is also home to Mark Tremonti's other powerhouse band Alter Bridge and recently released the critically acclaimed collection Live From The O2 Arena + Rarities.

"I'm really looking forward to partnering up with Napalm again after they did such an excellent job promoting Alter Bridge," explains Mark Tremonti. "We are thrilled to work with TREMONTI and are looking forward to a bright future with the upcoming releases!" adds Thomas Caser, Managing Director of Napalm Records.

TREMONTI are currently in the studio recording A Dying Machine with longtime producer, Michael "Elvis" Baskette. The release date of the album will be announced in the future, but fans can go to https://www.fret12.com/collections/tremonti to pre-order the new album in various fan bundles. There is also an exclusive listening party and performance event scheduled for May 12th at the Social in Orlando, Florida that is currently on sale. TREMONTI has been confirmed as direct support for Iron Maiden throughout mainland Europe in July. The band has also confirmed slots at Carolina Rebellion, Lunatic Luau, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest & Wacken Open Air festivals so far.

Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in the critically acclaimed Alter Bridge and in the multi-platinum rock juggernaut Creed. Having sold over 50 million records worldwide, Mark is the man behind massive hits like "My Own Prison", "Higher", "Isolation", and "Addicted To Pain."  His r
ecognisable sound has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him "Guitarist of the Year" three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the "fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever" in Total Guitar.

 Die So Fluid Announce New Album.

Die So Fluid.Tuesday 6th February January 2018
After a year of turmoil and tragedy in 2016 - which saw the sudden and unexpected death of their beloved friend & drummer Al Fletcher - the remaining 2 band members Grog & Mr Drew stepped back to contemplate not only the meaning of life; but the meaning of their band, their music and their future.

Al had been a huge part of Die So Fluid's sound. He'd won a Grammy for his drumming and his finesse, thunder, power, enthusiasm & creativity always enhanced the band's rough, tough, soaring, bittersweet rock songs. 

At the time of his death Grog and Mr Drew had written a bunch of songs for the album but nothing had been recorded. After a period of reflection they went back to the drawing board. They had a lot more to say.
They wrote new songs. No holds barred. Harder, heavier, faster, punkier. No filler. No fat. No fucking around. Life is short. Why wait for tomorrow.

To paraphrase the lyrics from new song Tomorrow Doesn't Always Come:

'You could sleepwalk all your life
And never learn how to run
Don't say tomorrow.
Tomorrow doesn't always come'

They asked their friend Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) to play drums on the album. Grog recorded bass & vocals in LA, Mr Drew recorded guitars, synths, loops and noises in London and Justin recorded the drums in Bologna, Italy.

One Bullet From Paradise contains 11 incendiary new songs. It was produced by Mr Drew and mixed by Justin Bennett & Mr Drew himself.

Original artwork has been drawn for the album by renowned graphic novelist, artist & film-director Dan Schaffer. Think Walking Dead meets Mad Max. The imagery perfectly encapsulates the attitude of the music and the knowing of the lyrics.  From the social commentary of HumanUNkind, Were We Born To Kill Each Other and One Bullet From Paradise. Through to affairs of the heart in No More Stars, Farewell and Uncomplicated. From affairs of the mind in Terrible Thing. To the call to arms of Skeleton Suit, Bittersweet and Manifest

A limited edition version of the album will include a previously unavailable live album recorded in Tempe Arizona featuring Grog, Mr Drew and Al. The album entitled 'Draw a Line and Cross It - Live in Arizona' showcases the band in full flight, full sound and full glorious technicolour.  It's existential, Baby!

Die So Fluid will tour the UK later in 2018.

"One Bullet From Paradise" is released through Strataville on the 30th March 2018.

 Stone Temple Pilots Announce New Album

Stone Temple Pilots.Tuesday 6th February 2018
Stone Temple Pilots has announced a March 16 release date for its highly anticipated new self-titled album, Stone Temple Pilots. This marks the band's first album with the new lead singer, Jeff Gutt.

Despite being one of the best-selling bands of the 1990s with platinum records and a Grammy to its credit, guitarist Dean DeLeo says, " We are thrilled about what lies ahead. The best way for us to honor our past is to keep making new music."

The band does just that on Stone Temple Pilots. The first single "Meadow" and "Never Enough" channels the gritty guitars and swaggering rhythms that STP perfected on Core (1992), Purple (1994), and No. 4 (1999).  "Roll Me Under" glides along a nimble bass line before slamming into the chorus, where Gutt's baritone digs in.

Pre-order the album today at https://rh-ino.co/stmp. Exclusive bundles are also available on the website, including vinyl, t-shirt, and a limited edition, hand signed lithographs by the band. The album will also be released on vinyl on May 25.

When asked what to expect on the upcoming tour, Robert DeLeo says," With so much time and experience gone by in life we feel compelled to dig back into a 30-year catalog and really try to reflect and choose what songs haven't been performed live. We want to give people who have come to see us in the past a chance to hear something they haven't heard before at previous STP shows. We want to celebrate this time in our lives with our performances."

Stone Temple Pilots track list:

  1. Middle Of Nowhere
  2. Guilty
  3. Meadow
  4. Just A Little Lie
  5. Six Eight
  6. Thought She'd Be Mine
  7. Roll Me Under
  8. Never Enough
  9. The Art Of Letting Go
  10. Finest Hour
  11. Good Shoes
  12. Reds & Blues
 Hawkwind Orchestra Show Heads To The UK.

Hawkwind.Wednesday 31st January 2018
Due to overwhelming public demand and having sold out the iconic London Palladium 10 months in advance, renowned space rock band Hawkwind have announced further UK dates with their brand new concept show 'In Search of Utopia - Infinity and Beyond'.

For the very first time in their illustrious career, the band will be joined by a live orchestra in what promises to be amongst their most exciting and ambitious live concerts to date.

The score for the show is produced by the legendary Mike Batt. Known as both the man who discovered Katie Melua and the musical mastermind behind The Wombles, he has had a stellar career across radio, film and TV working with musicians such as Roger Daltrey, Lemmy, Status Quo and Huey Lewis. He has also has conducted some of the world's greatest orchestras including the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic.

TOUR DATES
Thu 18th Oct – Leeds, Town Hall
Fri 19th Oct – Salford, Lowry
Sat 20th Oct – Gateshead, Sage
Sun 4th Nov – London, Palladium (sold out)
Mon 5th Nov – London, Palladium
Sat 24th Nov – Bath, Forum
Sun 25th Nov – Birmingham Symphony Hall

Tickets for these new live shows are available via pre-sale on Thursday 1st February at 9am, and on general sale to the public from Friday 2nd February.

 Fozzy Release Video For 'Painless'

Fozzy.Wednesday 31st January 2018
While currently on tour with Steel Panther in Europe, FOZZY have released the music video for “Painless,” the latest single from their newest album 'Judas'.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/3KhM2QNdMLg

The video was originally premiered via Loudwire.com; check out the following link to read their interview with Jericho about the video.

http://loudwire.com/fozzy-painless-video-exclusive-premiere/

“We are so excited to introduce the new video for ‘Painless’ to the world!” Chris Jericho says.  “In essence, it’s a sequel to the ‘Judas’ video and continues the story of the two different dimensions converging. Plus it’s got blazing fires, hot chicks AND a pillow fight…what more could you ask for in a rock video? Check it out NOW!”

"Judas" - FOZZY’s seventh album - was released last October and named one of the top 25 albums of 2017 by Loudwire, who noted the band has continued “honing their craft and steadily improving. "Judas" is their most polished and fully realized album, and should be their most successful as well.”

In their more than 20-year career, FOZZY has always been about hard work, dedication and delivering great rock ‘n’ roll to their devoted fans worldwide; reminding them that music is all about invoking dirty, sweaty jubilation and doing it loudly! 

However, calling them just “entertainers” would be abridging their talent as Ward is one of the most versatile, underrated riffers in rock ‘n’ roll and Jericho’s vocal range and passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to excel in pretty much everything he does. Throw in the powerhouse rock solid drumming of Fontsere, the blazing leads of Grey and the genius and energy of returning bassist DiLeo, and it comes as no surprise that FOZZY has skyrocketed into becoming one of the hottest rock acts in years.

FOZZY are currently touring Europe with Steel Panther. The dates are as follows:

31.01.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Vega
01.02.2018 Oslo (Norway) – Sentrum Scene
03.02.2018 Tilburg (Netherlands) – 013
04.02.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle
06.02.2018 Munich (Germany) – Zenith
07.02.2018 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) – Den Atelier
08.02.2018 Stuttgart (Germany) – Porsche Arena
09.02.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Volkshaus
11.02.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz
12.02.2018 Madrid (Spain) – La Riviera
13.02.2018 Bilbao (Spain) – Santana 27

 The Sword Announce New Album 'Used Future'

The Sword.Wednesday 31st January 2018
The Sword will release their sixth studio album, Used Future, on March 23rd. The album was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, First Aid Kit). Preorder begins today.

Preorder here: https://fanlink.to/theswordusedfuture
Also premiering today is a video stream of the first single, "Deadly Nightshade":
http://vevo.ly/BViQL8

The track is available as an instant grat track for anyone preordering the album from iTunes: http://geni.us/swordusedfuture

The band will do extensive touring throughout 2018. The dates for the first leg of the US tour are below.
The Sword – on tour:
Mar 21 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Mar 23 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Mar 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
Mar 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Mar 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
Mar 27 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Mar 29 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Mar 30 - Spokane, WA @ The Pin
Mar 31 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Apr 2 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Apr 3 - Grand Junction, CO @ The Mesa Theater
Apr 4 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Apr 6 - Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre
Apr 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Apr 8 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
Apr 9 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
Apr 10 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall/Lounge 1884
Apr 11 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
Apr 12 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

 Havok Announce April UK Tour

Havok.Wednesday 31st January 2018
Modern Thrash Metal trailblazers HAVOK continue to promote their much acclaimed latest album “Conformicide” and will make their return to European stages for a tour in April together with Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage and Harlott.

The European tour dates are as follows:

HAVOK, Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage & Harlott – European Tour:
05.04.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Kulttempel   
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Musik & Frieden  
07.04.2018 Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser  
08.04.2018 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central  
09.04.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice  
10.04.2018 Budapest (Hungary) - Durer Kert  
12.04.2018 Nürnberg (Germany) - Z-Bau  
13.04.2018 Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff  
14.04.2018 Lyon (France) - CCO Villeurbanne  
15.04.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Bóveda   
16.04.2018 Madrid (Spain) - Caracol   
17.04.2018 Sevilla (Spain) - Custom   
18.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) - Lisboa Ao Vivo  
20.04.2018 Pamplona (Spain) - Totem   
21.04.2018 Montpellier (France) - Secret Place  
22.04.2018 Paris (France) - Petit Bain  
23.04.2018 London (UK) - Underworld  
24.04.2018 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge  
25.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) - Cathouse   

26.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) - Asylum   
27.04.2018 Antwerp (Belgium) - Zappa  
28.04.2018 Hannover (Germany) - Faust  
29.04.2018 München (Germany) - Backstage

A video message from HAVOK about their upcoming European tour can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial/videos/10155276830768097/

 Too Close To Touch Release New Video

Too Close To Touch.Wednesday 31st January 2018
Today, Too Close To Touch shares “Burn”, the third and final track of the band’s three-song previously undisclosed and unnamed series. “Burn” is a song that “explores the abrupt absence of someone you care about in life – be it romantic or otherwise”, explains Too Close To Touch frontman Keaton Pierce.

Listen to “Burn” on Spotify now.

Last year, Too Close To Touch released “Leave You Lonely” and “Before I Cave In” as parts one and two of the series. The Lexington, Kentucky rock band enters 2018 after a successful year performing on the Vans Warped Tour, a UK tour with Set it Off, a US tour with Issues, and a virtually sold-out co-headline US tour with Waterparks.

Too Close To Touch’s latest album Haven’t Been Myself was released in late 2016, debuting on the Billboard charts as the #3 Alternative Artist Album, #9 Top New Artist Album, #25 Top Hard Music Album, #28 Current Alternative Album, #35 Top Independent Album, and #133 Billboard Top 200 Current Album.

 The Lawrence Arms To Release New Album 'We Are The Champions Of The World'

The Lawrence Arms.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, The Lawrence Arms have remained unchanged since day one. Sure, the band’s brand of anthemic punk has evolved over their nearly two decades together, but at the core of it all, they’re still just three guys who like to play music together. In honor of the band’s 19 years in the game, on March 30, Fat Wreck Chords will release We Are The Champions Of The World, a 29-song best-of album that chronicles the band’s steady evolution over the past two decades.

Culled from the band’s entire discography, which includes their releases on Asian Man Records, Epitaph Records, and FAT, We Are The Champions Of The World serves as both a retrospective and an introduction to the Chicago institution. The tracklist was handpicked by the band—bassist-vocalist Brendan Kelly, guitarist-vocalist Chris McCaughan, and drummer Neil Hennessy—in order to show how these three friends went from making gritty, lo-fi records to becoming some of the sharpest songwriters in all of punk.
Oh, and just so we’re totally clear here, it’s not a greatest hits album.

“I think you have to have hits to make a greatest hits,” says Kelly, “So we approached the song selection in an attempt to be indicative of our evolution, rather than focus on our 'hits,' of which, frankly, there are none.” Instead, We Are The Champions Of The World showcases every part of the band’s storied career, from their 1999 debut album A Guided Tour Of Chicago, all the way up to 2014’s Metropole. “In the end, I'm super grateful for the collective experience and history of being in this band with two guys I have known forever and love dearly and are my fam,” says McCaughan. “I guess that's what this record kind of means and reaffirms for me.”  

With liner notes written by both Kelly and McCaughan, the pair reflect on how each song came to be, sharing anecdotes about what inspired them to put pen to paper. But of course, they aren’t trying to tell you what the songs are actually about, because what’s the fun in that? “I don't think that it's cool to be prescriptive in song meanings because that leads to the erroneous conclusion that the song has one meaning: the songwriter's intent,” says Kelly. “In truth, songs have no meaning until a listener connects with it and imbues it with what it means to them. I did offer a few of my interpretations of Chris's songs, and vice versa, because even though I play and sing on his songs, I didn't write em, so I'm interpreting them along with any other listener.”

McCaughan shares that perspective, noting that the band wanted to shed light on their creative process without ruining the mythology fans had built up. “I've never been able to really explain or pinpoint exactly what songs I've written are about anyway—so I guess that lowers the risk of potential disappointment for people who like our band reading the liner notes and being like ‘Damn, I used to love that song but it's actually about Tide Pods or the Milwaukee Bucks,’” says McCaughan.

But the biggest perk for diehard fans of The Lawrence Arms will be the five previously unreleased songs included on We Are The Champions Of The World. Taken from recording sessions that spawned the band’s classic 2006 album Oh! Calcutta!, these five songs have been in the vault for over a decade. “They didn't make the cut because they just didn't fit in the structure of that album, which ended up being very focused and thematic,” says Kelly. Some of these songs never made it past the demo stage, but even so, they show how tightly focused the band was during this period, with even the scraps left behind sounding vital and potent. “I hadn't heard these songs in over ten years,” says McCaughan. “I'd basically forgotten they existed at all, so listening back to a few of them was initially like stepping into some strange portal—then as soon as I heard them again my memory filled out.”
And for fans who have been aching to see the band play live again, We Are The Champions Of The World will see the band touring in support of the album throughout 2018. Not only will they be hitting parts of the United States they haven’t been to in years and they’ll even be heading back to Europe for some festival dates this summer. It’s been a while since The Lawrence Arms have hit the road, and We Are The Champions Of the World is the catalyst for the band to get back in the van and spread their unique brand of merriment. And maybe, if all goes well, a new Lawrence Arms record will follow. “I think I speak for all of us when I say it's pretty astounding that people still care that we do this,” says Kelly. “And as long as that's the case, we'll keep making new music.”
But for now, We Are The Champions Of The World serves as a celebration for The Lawrence Arms, a band that’s never tried to fit in one specific box and, as a result, have succeeded on their own terms. “We just do our best to do us—be human, transparent, and not take ourselves too seriously,” says McCaughan. “At the core, this is what I love about our band.” That’s the reason why The Lawrence Arms are champions of the world, even if they’ve still yet to write an actual hit.

THE LAWRENCE ARMS 2018 Tour Dates:
4/4 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/5 - Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
4/6 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/7 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/11 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/12 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot)

4/27 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/30 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/1 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/4 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
5/5 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
5/6 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

All shows with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer.  (Except Chicago which has Banner Pilot instead of RCR)

We Are the Champions of the World tracklisting:
1. On with the Show 
2. Great Lakes/Great Escapes 
3. Alert the Audience! 
4. 100 Resolutions 
5. The Devil’s Takin' Names 
6. Beautiful Things 
7. Quincentuple Your Money 
8. The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City 
9. Are You There Margaret? It's Me, God. 
10. Right as Rain Part 2 
11. Seventeener (17th and 37th) 
12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears 
13. The Ramblin' Boys of Pleasure 
14. Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator) 
15. Like a Record Player 
16. You are Here 
17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1 
18. Brick Wall Views 
19. Sixteen Hours 
20. Turnstiles 
21. An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance 
22. The Northside, the L&L and Any Number of Crappy Apartments 
23. Porno & Snuff Films 
24. Demons 
25. The Rabbit and the Rooster 
26. Catalog * 
27. Black Snow * 
28. Laugh Out Loud * 
29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) * 

 Blessthefall Sign To Rise Records.

Bless The Fall.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Rise Records is pleased to welcome Blessthefall to the roster. The band will release its label debut Hard Feelings on March 23. Hard Feelings was produced by Tyler Smyth, with additional production by Matt Good and Howard Benson. The album is available for pre-order here.

The band have released the video for the new song "Melodramatic." You can watch it here
"It's not often a band like ours, that's been together for nine years, that has five full-length albums, and that survives the ups and downs of the music scene, gets a chance at a fresh start," said singer Beau Bokan. "We're here to say that we feel brand new again. Signing to Rise has rejuvenated us as a band and we couldn't be more excited. They encouraged us to be ourselves and to continue to write the music that we wanted."

He continued, "Our new album Hard Feelings is a culmination of everything we love. It has all the old Blessthefall feels, along with a fresh new sound that will knock you off your feet."

Blessthefall will spend the months leading into album release on tour with Of Mice & Men, Cane Hill, and Fire From the Gods. All dates are below. As well as playing download Festival in the UK this June.   
HARD FEELINGS TRACK LISTING:
1. "Wishful Sinking"
2. "Find Yourself"
3. "Melodramatic"
4. "Feeling Low"
5. "Cutthroat"
6. "I'm Over Being Under(rated)"
7. "Sleepless in Phoenix"
8. "Keep Me Close"
9. "Sakura Blues"
10. "Welcome Home"

BLESSTHEFALL ON TOUR:
With Of Mice & Men, Cane Hill, Fire From the Gods
1.31.18 — The UC Theater — Berkeley, CA*
2.01.18 — Catalyst — Santa Cruz, CA*
2.2.18 — Wonder Ballroom — Portland, OR*
2.03.18 — El Corazon — Seattle, WA*
2.04.18 — Knitting Factory — Boise, ID*
2.05.18 — Complex — Salt Lake City, UT*
2.06.18 — Summit Music Hall — Denver, CO*
2.08.18 — Music Hall MPLS — Minneapolis, MN*
2.09.18 — Ready Room — St. Louis, MO
2.11.18 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL
2.12.18 — Crofoot — Detroit, MI
2.13.18 — Opera House — Toronto, Canada
2.14.18 — Corona Theatre — Montreal, Canada
2.16.18 — Paradise Rock Club — Boston, MA
2.17.18 — Gramercy Theater — New York, NY
2.18.18 — Stone Pony — Asbury Park, NJ
2.19.18 — Trocadero Theatre — Philadelphia, PA
2.20.18 — Underground — Charlotte, NC
2.21.18 — Masquerade Heaven — Atlanta, GA
2.23.18 — Becham — Orlando, FL
2.24.18 — Club Red — Destin, FL
2.25.18 — House of Blues — New Orleans, LA
2.27.18 — White Oak Downstairs — Houston, TX
2.28.18 — Cotton Hall — Dallas, TX
3.01.18 — Sunshine — Albuquerque, NM
3.04.18 — Vinyl at Hard Rock Live — Las Vegas, NV
3.05.18 — Orpheum — Flagstaff, AZ
3.06.18 — The Nile Theatre — Mesa, AZ
3.07.18 — SOMA — San Diego, CA
*No Cane Hill

Download Festival - UK
8-10th June Donington

 all Time Low Release Live Version Of 'Drugs And Candy'

All Time Low.Tuesday 30th January 2018
ALL TIME LOW have released a live version of 'Last Young Renegade' track, 'Drugs & Candy', recorded live in Amsterdam. A video of the track can be seen here, with a free mp3 download also available from http://www.fueledbyramen.com/drugsandcandylive.
The band return to the UK in March, for a special show featuring a full headline set, as well as their 2007 breakthrough album 'So Wrong, It's Right' in full. Support comes from Creeper.

MARCH 2018
12: GLASGOW SECC
14: CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
15: BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
16: MANCHESTER Arena
17: LONDON Alexandra Palace
Tickets are on sale now at: https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/all-time-low / https://www.sec.co.uk/events/detail/all-time-low

 Ramblin Man Fair Adds Steel Panther To 2018 Festival

Steel Panther.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018
Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce the next band for the event in 2018 as Steel Panther (Main Stage, Special Guests) with many more acts to be announced...

Steel Panther (Main Stage, Special Guest) – Ramblin' Man Fair are delighted to announce a second special guest, the inimitable Steel Panther. One of the best loved rock acts of recent years the band have shared stages with legends such as Aerosmith, Def Leppard and Motley Crue, worked with artists such as Corey Taylor, Justin Hawkins and Robin Zander and headlined Wembley Arena in 2015. The band are sure to deliver a riotous set with huge singles such as "Death To All But Metal", "Asian Hooker", "Just Like Tiger Woods", "Fat Girl", "Poontang Boomerang", and the show stealing "Community Property". The band released their latest studio album, "Lower The Bar", in early 2017. The band announced their performance at Ramblin' Man Fair 2018 on stage at their sold out Hammersmith Apollo headline show on Friday 26th January 2018.

Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, Eurostar via Ashford Int'l and Channel Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin' Man Fair will take place on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018.
Announced acts to date are:

Main Stage
The Cult (Headliner)
Halestorm (Special Guest)
Steel Panther (Special Guest)
Blackberry Smoke
Sons Of Apollo
GUN

Country Stage
Steve Earle & The Dukes (Headliner)
(UK Exclusive Set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!')
Me & That Man

Blues Stage
Gov't Mule (Headliner)
Chas & Dave
Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind
Kris Barras.

Prog In the Park Stage
Fish
(Playing Material From The "Clutching At Straws" Album)
Mostly Autumn
Von Hertzen Brothers
Voyager
Goldray



Tickets are available now priced as below:

VIP Admission Saturday & Sunday - £256 plus booking fee
General Admission Saturday & Sunday - £156 plus booking fee
Camping Starts at £49
Tickets available from http://ramblinmanfair18.eventbrite.co.uk

 Paloma Faith For Forestry Shows.

Paloma Faith.Tuesday 30th January 2018
With her acclaimed Number 1 album ‘The Architect’ riding high in the charts and a BRIT nomination for Best British Female, Paloma Faith announces ‘The Architect Summer Tour’ which includes dates as part of Forest Live, the concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.
So far ‘The Architect’ has spent 8 weeks in the top ten, propelled by the poptastic single ‘Crybaby’, the stunning ‘Guilty’ and latest ‘Til I’m Done’. The new album is currently on course to become her fourth double platinum album in a row – which would make her the first British woman in chart history to achieve this incredible feat! 
Equally at home both onstage and in the studio, these shows will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the summer season.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held every year in beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. Income generated from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Paloma Faith ‘The Architect Summer Tour’
+ Guests
Sunday 10 June Delamere Forest, Delamere, near Northwich, Cheshire
Friday 15 June Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Saturday 16 June Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos
Friday 29 June Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs

Tickets £43.00 (plus £4.80 booking fee) available from 9am Friday 2 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: forestry.gov.uk/music

 The Gaslight Anthem Announce UK Shows.

Gaslight Anthem.Tuesday 30th January 2018
The Gaslight Anthem has announced a very special series of shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of their milestone second studio album, THE '59 SOUND. The New Jersey-based rock band will travel North America and Europe performing the album in its entirety, with dates beginning May 27th at Washington DC's legendary 9:30 Club and then traveling into mid-August, stopping for four shows in the UK including a night at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on July 20th.

As previously announced, The Gaslight Anthem will also perform THE '59 SOUND in its entirety at this year's Governors Ball Music Festival.

Fan presale begins January 30th (pw: 59SOUND), with all remaining tickets to be released to the general public on February 2nd. For complete details and ticket information, please visit: www.thegaslightanthem.com.
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM PERFORMING THE '59 SOUND 2018
MAY
27 - Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (w/ Matt Mays, Tim Barry)
JUNE
2 - New York, NY - Governors Ball Music Festival

JULY
20 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo Hammersmith (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
23 - Dublin, IR - Vicar Street (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
24 - Glasgow, UK - Barrowland (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
25 - Manchester, UK - Eventim Apollo(w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
27 - Tilburg, NL - O13 (w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
28 - Cologne, DE - Palladium(w/ The Flatliners, Matthew Ryan)
AUGUST
10 - Toronto, ON - Rebel (w/ Joe Sib)
11 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre (w/ Matt Mays, Joe Sib)

 Riot V Announce New Album.

Riot V.Tuesday 30th January 2018
On Wednesday January 24th 2018, the metal community gathered in Anaheim, USA for the Hall of Heavy Metal History induction ceremony. Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal RIOT V were inducted alongside Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan amongst other metal royalty – all honoured for their contributions and influence on the community at large.

"I am honoured and psyched to be inducted into this year’s Heavy Metal History Hall of Fame with Riot!" commented Don Van Stavern"Our 30-plus year’s in existence is a testament to the longevity of a band through the fan’s love of our music. I am also honoured to be inducted alongside legendary musicians like Bill Ward from Black Sabbath,Carmen Appice and of course last year's recipients, the greats Lemmy, Randy Rhoads and Dio and that's an honour and award itself!"

Today, the band revealed that they will release their sixteenth album entitled Armor Of Light on April 27th!

The album was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (Metal Church, Flotsam & Jetsam, Slipknot, Korn). The cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (Crystal Viper).

The new songs promise to please fans of the Thundersteel-era of RIOT, as main song writer and long-time Mark Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern undertook a lot of the writing process, as he did on Thundersteel, The Privilege of Power and the latest offering Unleash The FireDon van Stavern adds: "This next offering will please long-time fans and create new ones - the material is fresh and power metal at its finest."

Stay tuned for more information on Armor Of Light.
Since their legendary debut album Rock City (1977), RIOT has released numerous heavy metal classics, including Fire Down Under (with classics like Swords And Tequila), their masterpiece Thundersteel(1988) and the unforgettable The Privilege Of Power (1990).

After the death of Mark Reale and the departure of Tony MooreTodd Michael Hall (from Michigan USA), completed the line-up of the band, which in the meantime performed under the name of RIOT V under the auspices of the two long-term members and main songwriters Donnie van Stavern (bass) and Mike Flyntz (guitar). With the critically acclaimed Unleash The Fire (2014), a pure power metal pearl once again underlined the musical importance and influence of the quintet.

Many artists name-check RIOT as an important influence on their musical career and have paid tribute to the power metal godfathers on multiple occasions. The list is long and includes several well-known acts such as Hammerfall (Flight Of The Warrior), Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (Thundersteel), Axel Rudi Pell (Warrior) and newcomers such as Night Demon (Road Racin), Alpha Tiger (Flight Of The Warrior), Savage Master(Swords And Tequila) and Stallion (Rock City).

RIOT V are true metal soldiers – they will keep marching onwards and fighting the good fight to bring you the great music you’ve come to know, love and expect from them.

 Frank Turner Announces Seventh Studio Album.

Frank Turner.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Frank Turner has announced details of his forthcoming seventh studio album. Be More Kind will be released on May 4th through Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records. Months after the release of Songbook, a career-spanning retrospective which also saw reworked versions of tracks from across the past decade, Be More Kind represents a thematic and sonic line in the sand for the 36-year-old. It's a record that combines universal anthems with raw emotion and the political and the personal, with the intricate folk and punk roar trademarks of Turner's sound imbued with new, bold experimental shades. Be More Kind has been produced by Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block, formerly of psychedelic-rock Texans White Denim, and Florence And The Machine and Halsey collaborator Charlie Hugall. "I wanted to try and get out of my comfort zone and do something different," says Turner.

Turner was halfway through writing a very different sort of album, a concept record about women from the historical record who had been ignored, when he was reading a collection of Clive James' poetry and one particular line compelled him to re-think his direction. It was from a poem called Leçons Des Ténèbres: "I should have been more kind. It is my fate. To find this out, but find it out too late." "It devastated me the first time I read it," he says. "A lot of older, wiser people tend to say things like that, that the things that come out in the wash at the end of a human life are the way you treated the people around you. In the modern world, that's a lesson that all of us, myself included could do to learn."

Turner and his band, the Sleeping Souls, were on tour in the USA in 2016 "when the world decided to go collectively nuts" and the songs that make up Be More Kind started to come together. "Somewhere in the record, there's a convergence of the ideas of personal and political, which is a central theme of the album," Turner says. One of the driving themes of the album is empathy, even for your enemy. "You should at least be able to inhabit the mental universe of the people you disagree with. If you can't do that, then how do you communicate with people other than through force of arms, which is something we all agree is a bad idea." Behind some of the best songs of Turner's career is the idea that
the human race needs to find better ways of disagreeing than screaming each other down. Turner's last two records, 2013's Tape Deck Heart and 2015's Positive Songs For Negative People, dealt with the fallout from a break-up and saw Turner struggling to cover the cracks in his personal life. Now happily in a relationship and living with his partner and their cat, he again set his sights to the bigger picture.

The first track to be released from Be More Kind is 1933, a clattering, state-of-the-nation anthem. Furious and direct, it's inspired by articles Turner saw that suggested the alt-right was punk rock. "That filled me with a mixture of incredulity and anger," says Turner. "The idea that Breitbart or Steve Bannon think they have anything to do with punk rock makes me extremely angry." The other theme in the track is summed up by the line, "If I was one of the greatest generation/I'd be pissed/I'd be screaming at my grandkids/that we already did this." "These ideas are surfacing again that collectively as a species we've already shot down," says Turner.

After the stripped-down, live-sounding Positive Songs..., Turner wanted to try a new approach for the record. Originally, he contacted Jenkins and Block at their Niles City Sound studio in Fort Worth, Texas with the idea of recording a white soul album in the vein of Dexys Midnight Runners. He found they were equally enthusiastic when he changed his mind and decided he wanted to record a more rock-led album with tints of electronic-pop. "I have an obscure corner of my music taste where I'm into glitch electronic music and Warp Records," says Turner. "It's not an electronic record but I got into arpeggiator synths." Positive Songs... was cut in nine, intense days whereas Be More Kind was made over a period of seven months, giving Turner the opportunity to turn songs on their head, try different versions and shake up the dynamics within his band.

Now he just has to work out how they are going to play them live. The Be More Kind World Tour will begin in April, with its first leg playing to over 200,000 people across the UK, the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, taking them through to Christmas. Turner promises that 2019 will include visits to some "slightly more weird and wonderful places." "My days of being engaged in an arms race to be the hardest touring musician in the universe are behind me now," he says. "We're going to tour hard but come home regularly in the middle of it." The first batch of announcements covers 120 dates. Some old habits die hard. These are songs that demand to be heard and Frank Turner is packed and ready to go.

BE MORE KIND TOUR - UK & IRELAND DATES:
APRIL
13th      Manchester   Academy
15th    Dublin                        The Academy
16th      Dublin                        The Academy
18th      Belfast           The Limelight
20th      Aberdeen      The Garage
21st      Edinburgh      Liquid Room
22nd     Newcastle     O2 Academy
24th      Sheffield       O2 Academy 
25th      Liverpool       O2 Academy
27th      Bristol                        O2 Academy
28th      Exeter Uni      Great Hall
30th      Cambridge     Corn Exchange

MAY
1st        Southampton            Guildhall 01/05/2018
2nd       Southend Cliffs Pavilion 02/05/2018
4th        Leicester        O2 Academy 04/05/2018
5th        Oxford            O2 Academy 05/05/2018
8th        Hull                City Hall
9th        Norwich         UEA

Tickets go on sale on Friday 2nd Feb at 10.00am and are available from here https://FrankTurner.lnk.to/Tour with a special fan pre-sale starting now on Frank's store https://FrankTurner.lnk.to/BeMoreKindPR

'Be More Kind' is available in a variety of formats including limited edition boxset and transparent vinyl. Pre-order here https://FrankTurner.lnk.to/BeMoreKindPR

'BE MORE KIND' TRACKLISTING:

  1. Don't Worry
  2. 1933
  3. Little Changes
  4. Be More Kind
  5. Make America Great Again
  6. Going Nowhere
  7. Brave Face
  8. There She Is
  9. 21st Century Survival Blues
  10. Blackout
  11. Common Ground
  12. The Lifeboat
  13. Get It Right
 The Damned release Video For 'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow'.

The Damned.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Legendary British band, The Damned have released a video today for new single, 'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow' taken from their new album scheduled for release on Search And Destroy / Spinefarm Records on April 13th. Their first new album in a decade.

The single is "an optimistic song even though it is about a dark subject, in a world obsessed by 'self'," explains legendary frontman Dave Vanian, who also directed the video.  "This is a cry for humanity to recognize its humanity, before it's too late. There is a strong influence of Joe Meek here: 'Telstar' was a glorious song about the opportunities of the future. I'd like to think that 'SOTEOT' reflects a similar sentiment."

To accompany this up-to-the-minute garage psychedelia that gallops like Scott Walker's 'The Seventh Seal', the video depicts a vision of the future from a band whose colourful, anarchic, ever-changing vision has been propelled by an indefatigable creative motor. Quite simply, The Damned have always pushed their sound and message forwards from inception back in 1976 and have no plans to slow down in 2018.

"The exploration and colonization of other worlds is something we will face in the not so distant future," adds Vanian on his own work directing the video. "My fervent hope is that we do not take our fears and prejudices with us and repeat the mistakes we have made on our home planet."

'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow' is the first serving from Evil Spirits produced by another legend from pop's golden age – Tony Visconti, whose production on innumerable classic albums by David Bowie, T-Rex and more, mark him not only as a master of his craft, but a perfect match for The Damned. Recorded in nine days flat, it's an album bursting with messages, melodies, with scarcely a second of airtime wasted.  

Evil Spirits will be available on digital download via Spotify and i-Tunes, on CD and 180g vinyl available to pre-order now from https://thedamned.lnk.to/evilspirits .

 Evil Spirits tour 2018:

Catch The Damned on tour this January and February. Main support comes from fabled Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom (*except Koko), whilst support at Koko and The Forum comes from Kristeen Young.

Tickets available from: https://www.axs.com/uk/artists/109502/the-damned-tickets

26th January - Newcastle, O2 Academy
27th January - Dundee, Caird Hall
28th January - Glasgow, O2 Academy
30th January - Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds
31st January - Manchester, Academy 1
1st February - Birmingham, O2 Academy
3rd February - Leicester, O2 Academy
4th February - Nottingham, Rock City
6th February - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
7th February - Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
9th February - Cardiff, Great Hall
10th February - Bristol O2, Academy Bristol
11th February - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
13th February - Southampton, O2 Guildhall
14th February - Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
16th February - Koko, London*
17th February London, O2 Forum

 Casey Reveal New Single 'Phosphenes'.

Casey.Monday 30th January 2018
CASEY have revealed a second new song from their forthcoming second album 'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' in the form of the incandescent 'Phosphenes', premiered by Daniel P Carter on his BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night. The new single is connected to 'Fluorescents', which was the first song to be revealed from the record. Together, these songs lie at the metaphorical middle of the album, both lyrically and musically. Riddled with (literal) pain and anxiety, both tracks paint a picture of the fragility of existence as told through vocalist Tom Weaver's own personal experience. Truly transcendental and raw, they form the heart of the record, one that won't stop beating despite the many attempts at shutting it down that it's endured.

'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' – the follow up to 2016's debut album 'Love Is Not Enough' – will be released via Hassle Records on 16th March with Rise Records now on board to handle the release duties in North America. It's a deeply personal journey through Weaver's various afflictions. "I was diagnosed with brittle bones at birth," he explains, "and when I was 15 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and at 20 I was diagnosed with manic depression. I've also had a heart attack and a stroke and I was in this crazy car accident that crushed half my face. They're big life events, but a lot of the stuff that's happened to me medically was stuff that I was just living through at the time. Looking back now, though, I realise I could have died four or five times. I'm lucky to be here."

Recorded at rural Wales' illustrious Monnow Valley Studios and produced by Brad Wood (Placebo, Sunny Day Real Estate, Touché Amoré), the songs that comprise the album are much more expansive, atmospheric and layered than anything Casey have done to date.

The band also recently announced a full UK & European headline tour to follow up the unveiling of the record and the previously announced album release shows. The tour will span three weeks in March/April, including a week in the UK which kicks off April 13 at London's Boston Music Room. Casey spent much of 2017 on the road, bringing their unique and supremely emotive take on post-hardcore to venues and festivals across the continent. Their live experiences included stints supporting The Amity Affliction and Boston Manor, as well as storming sets at Slam Dunk, Download, Reading & Leeds and Impericon Festivals.

Where I Go When I Am Sleeping - March 2018 Release Shows:
16th - Cardiff - Buffalo Bar (in association with Spillers Records)
17th - Kingston - Banquet Instore (Matinee All Ages) & Fighting Cocks (18+) (in association with Banquet Records)
22nd - Sheffield - Picturehouse (in association with Bears Den Records)

WHERE I GO WHEN I AM SLEEPING EU/UK TOUR 2018
(with support from Endless Heights & Rarity)

30.03.18 Belgium Dendermonde @ JH Zenith  
31.03.18 Netherlands Arnhem @ Willemeen   
01.04.18 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden  
02.04.18 Germany Hannover @ Mephisto  
03.04.18 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau  
04.04.18 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns  
06.04.18 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert  
08.04.18 Germany Munich @ Feierwerk  
09.04.18 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff  
10.04.18 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er  
11.04.18 Germany Hamburg @ Goldener Salon
12.04.18 Germany Cologne @ MTC  
13.04.18 UK London @ Boston Music Room  
14.04.18 UK Leeds @ The Key Club  
15.04.18 UK Newcastle @ Jumpin Jacks  
16.04.18 UK Plymouth @ Underground  
17.04.18 UK Manchester @ Satan's Hollow  
18.04.18 UK Birmingham @ Asylum2  
19.04.18 UK Nottingham @ Rock City Basement

 Palm Reader Unleash New Single 'Swarm'.

Palm Reader.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Following the worldwide premiere on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, Palm Reader are excited to share their gargantuan new single 'Swarm' taken from their highly anticipated third studio album. 'Braille' will be released April 6th via hotly tipped UK independent label Silent Cult Records.

Listen back to the show here: 
Watch the video for 'Swarm' here: 
Pre-order 'Braille' here:


'Braille' was recorded and produced by Lewis Johns (Bastions, Rolo Tomassi, Gnarwolves, Muncie Girls,) at The Ranch, Southampton. 'Braille' is a highly refined, and marked evolution of Palm Reader's sonic identity, and sees the band eclipse their previous works.Palm Reader have doctorates in mathematical time signatures, gargantuan riffs and rail-rattling brutality, but their third offering transcends these preconceptions with fathoms of oceanic atmosphere, Intellect, and melodies awash with all the beauty and power of a tsunami.

Formed from the same Surrey scene that brought the world Employed To Serve, Woking's Palm Reader have spent the last seven years honing their craft everywhere from the dingiest toilet venues in Britain to the biggest festival stages in Europe, continuingly improving both as a live band and as songwriters as they have crept stealth-like to the upper echelons of the United Kingdom's most respected underground acts. 

Since their birth in 2011 the band quickly got to work melding their various influences into their earliest compositions, their debut 4 track EP released later that year took the raw punk of Gallows, the technical, complex time signatures of The Dillinger Escape Plan and the seething atmospheric approach of Cult Of Luna. It impressed enough of their peers and contemporaries that Palm Reader was soon embarking on shows up and down the country with the likes of Brotherhood Of The Lake, Bastions, Let's Talk Daggers, The Catharsis and many other of the hugely impressive raft of new bands populating the UK underground at that moment.

Be sure to catch their captivating live show on the following dates:

W/ Rolo Tomassi and Cryptodira

March
21 Liege, Reflektor Club
23 Montpellier, Secret Place
24 Modena, La Tenda
26 Budapest, Robot
27 Kosice, Colosseum 
28 Vienna, The Chelsea 
29 Prague, Nova Chmelnice
30 Berlin, Musik & Frieden 
31 Hamburg, Headcrash

April 
1 Haarlem, Patronaat
3 Glasgow, Audio
4 Manchester, Deaf Institute 
5 Birmingham, Asylum 2
6 Bristol, The Exchange 
7 London, The Garage

 Eminem Announces 'Revival' Tour.

Eminem.Tuesday 30th January 2018
Following the release of his global chart topping album Revival, fifteen-time GRAMMY award winner, MTV EMA Best Hip-Hop recipient and biggest selling rapper of all time, Eminem has today announced his Revival Tour will hit London's Twickenham Stadium in summer.

Tickets for Eminem's Revival Tour go on sale at 9am on Friday 2nd February at MetropolisMusic.com

These will be Eminem's first live shows in the UK since his incredible headline slot of the Reading and Leeds Festival last year. NME called his set "triumphant" whileThe Telegraph awarded him five stars in their review. In 2014, Eminem became the first rapper to sell out Wembley Stadium. The show sold out immediately leading to second date, which also sold out.

Eminem has been called one of the greatest MCs of any generation. His recently released album, Revival, hit #1 becoming his eighth consecutive #1 album in the UK – it equals a record set by Led Zeppelin and Abba. The single, 'River', became Eminem's ninth #1 last week.

Eminem – Revival Tour

Tickets on sale 9am on Friday 2nd February at MetropolisMusic.com

Saturday 14th July 2018              London             Twickenham Stadium
Sunday 15th July 2018                London             Twickenham Stadium

 At The drive In Stream Latest EP.

At The Drive In.Tuesday 30th January 2018
At The Drive In have made their Diamanté EP available digitally ahead of their UK headline tour dates this March. Previously only available on 10" vinyl, new tracks, Amid Ethics, Despondent at High Noon and Point of Demarkation are now streaming and ready for download on Spotify, i-Tunes and other digital networks via Rise Records at https://RiseRecords.lnk.to/diamante.

These latest tracks, produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and mixed by Johann Scheerer, were recorded at Clouds Hill Studio in Hamburg, Germany in the summer of 2017. The EP also available on limited edition bone mint vinyl from the band's website: https://www.atthedriveinofficialmerch.com

The El Paso five-piece have also announced they are confirmed to headline the 2000 Trees Festival on 12th July at Upcote Farm in the Cotswold Hills, and following the success of playing UK arena shows at the back end of last year with Royal Blood, At The Drive In look forward to their own headline tour this coming March.

"Since we started this touring run in March of 2016, we've been so excited to share all the new music we had put together," adds drummer Tony Hajjar. "We were lucky enough to release our full length Inter•al•ia and now our new ep called Diamanté. Looking forward to sharing all this music with you and to be playing with DFA 1979 and Le Butcherettes."

See At The Drive In play live in the UK at the following shows. Tickets are available from www.atthedriveinmusic.com/tour.

Friday 9th March - London, Brixton O2 Academy
Saturday 10th March - Newcastle, O2 Academy
Monday 12th March - Birmingham, Institute
Tuesday 13th March - Manchester, O2 Academy
Thursday 15th March - Glasgow, O2 Academy

At The Drive In's new album, in • ter a • li •a is out now on Rise Records. Available now from your local record shop or on iTunes and Spotify.

 Johnathan Davis Releases Debut Solo Single 'What It Is'.

Johnathan Davis.Sunday 28th January 2018
Jonathan Davis, the storied frontman of critically lauded rock band Korn, has released “What It Is,” the diverse and distinctive first single from his forthcoming debut solo album. The new track, which premiered on SiriusXM’s rock station Octane, is set for release on Sumerian Records in Summer 2018.

“What It Is” is available now: to Purchase | Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSABKRTtJM8

The new music represents a natural step for the Bakersfield, CA singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Davis quietly compiled ideas for what would become this solo effort beginning back in 2007. Writing and recording on the road, he personally contributed guitar, keys, and anything else he could get his hands on to the record. Moreover, the music was primarily recorded live, a departure from Korn’s heavily calculated, meticulous, studio approach to creation. 

“It took 10 years, and I’m so glad this project is finally out. It is something that is very close to me and I’m excited for the world to finally hear it. This time, I’m pulling something out of the audience,” Davis reveals. “I’ve bared my soul for so fucking long, I thought it’d be really cool to pull listeners in a different direction for once.” The lead single “What It Is,” for example, reveals hints of ominous piano keys, which bleed into a slow-burning verse before thick guitars snap towards an expansive and engaging refrain punctuated by his dynamic vocals. “I’m taking them out of that dark place and into somewhere that’s spiritual, positive, and makes them really think,” he adds. “It’s just art. I’ve changed lives with Korn, but I wanted to open minds with this shit.”

“I remember exactly when and where I was the first time I heard Jonathan’s vocals and Korn’s seven string guitars behind him,” recalls Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen. “The world had never heard anything like it. His voice has been so culturally impactful that those same songs from two decades ago are still played countless times every day.  As a true icon and pioneer artist, the influential significance of his music is unparalleled in the modern rock era. If it wasn’t for what he created, I would not have ended up where I am today, nor would have many Sumerian bands.  It is truly an honor to be releasing the debut Jonathan Davis solo album. The record is absolutely brilliant, showing new depths to his songwriting and vocal performances that the world has yet to experience.”
 
Davis is no stranger to finding success while pushing the boundaries of music. His work with Korn yielded two GRAMMY® Award wins, eight GRAMMY® Award nominations, worldwide sales of 40 million-plus, and countless sold out shows in nearly every corner of the globe. Throughout over 20 years in music, his presence has coursed throughfilm scores, popular video game franchises, and official remixes for the likes of Steve Aoki and more. Along the way, he has also lent his voice to tracks for everyone from Linkin Park to Tech N9ne.

Jonathan Davis will bring these songs to the live arena for the first time in the UK with an exclusive appearance at DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, where he’s scheduled to play the Zippo Encore Stage. For tickets and more info check www.downloadfestival.co.uk

 Def Leppard Add Second London Show To UK Tour.

Def Leppard.Sunday 28th January 2018
 In what is turning out to be an extraordinary 2018 so far for Def Leppard, Live Nation are delighted to announce, due to phenomenal demand, an extra date to be added to the bands 2018 UK & Eire tour.

On 19th January 2018 Def Leppard deliver the news that many UK and Eire fans have been waiting for – the "Hysteria" album performed in full plus other Def Leppard hits across eleven arena dates in December 2018. The band have now added The SSE Arena, Wembley on Tuesday 18th December 2018. Tickets are available now through www.livenation.co.uk

Full tour dates are as follows

Sat 1st December 2018           Dublin, 3 Arena EIRE
Sun 2nd December                  Belfast, The SSE Arena UK
Tues 4th December                 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena UK
Thurs 6th December                London, The O2 UK
Sat 8th December                   Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena UK
Sun 9th December                   Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena UK
Tues 11th December               Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena UK
Wed 12th December               Manchester, Manchester Arena UK
Fri 14th December                  Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena UK
Sat 15th December                 Liverpool, Echo Arena UK
Mon 17th December               Birmingham, Arena Birmingham UK
Tuesday 18th December         London, The SSE Arena Wembley (extra date added)

Def Leppard are supported by Cheap Trick across all dates.

These will be the first Def Leppard UK and Eire tour dates since the sold-out Arena run in late 2015. The band will return to Sheffield Arena for what is sure to be a monumental homecoming show, in addition to their first ever show at The O2, London. 2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of "Hysteria's" predecessor "Pyromania".

The seminal 1987 "Hysteria" album is rightly seen as a landmark recording in the history of rock music. It was the album that saw Def Leppard conquer the world with global hits such as "Animal", "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites", "Woman" and "Rocket". The band will deliver "Hysteria" in full alongside other songs from their incredible catalogue. The UK & Eire tour dates are as follows...

Rick "Sav" Savage says, "After many requests from fans in the U.K, I'm delighted that we can bring the whole "Hysteria" album to arenas across Britain and Ireland later this year. From 'Women' to 'Love and Affection' plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. Oh, and our old pals Cheap Trick will be there also to help with the celebrations!! We can't wait'.

On 19th January 2018 around the world, legendary British rock icons Def Leppard debuted their full recording catalogue worldwide via https://DefLeppard.lnk.to/Digital. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download platforms, music fans from all corners of the globe have been streaming and downloading tracks and albums from Def Leppard.

The response has been extraordinary with a host of Def Leppard album and singles re-entering the charts across the world. "Hysteria" reached No 3 in the USA iTunes chart and No 5 in the UK iTunes chart.

As a cornerstone of rock and roll's history, Def Leppard's substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit "Wasted" -- to their radio and MTV staples "Bringin' On The Heartbreak", "Photograph", "Rock of Ages", "Too Late", "Animal", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites", "Rocket" and "Let's Get Rocked." Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group's legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria" and "Foolin'."  The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including "Two Steps Behind" from the film Last Action Hero, "No Matter What", "Waterloo Sunset", and "Nine Lives" with Tim McGraw as well as Def Leppard hits "When Love and Hate Collide", "Slang", "Work It Out", "Promises" and "Now." Finally, all of Def Leppard's awe-inspiring music is available to everyone, around the world from the band's eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.

The UK & Eire tour will follow a massive USA co-headlining tour with Journey. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 60-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th.

DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD PLATFORMS INCLUDE:
The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High 'N' Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball - Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015)

Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that have sold over 100 million copies worldwide and set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band's most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard's Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.

 Thirty Seconds To Mars To Release New Single 'Dangerous Night'.

Thirty Seconds To Mars.Sunday 28th January 2018
As they gear up for the release of their highly-anticipated fifth studio album, multi-platinum selling band THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS releases the record's second single, "Dangerous Night," today. The band will make the song's national television debut with a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight on CBS.

Last week, the group announced their fourth annual "Camp Mars" music festival. The weekend long mini-music festival will take place August 11th – 13th, 2018 in Malibu, California. Packages are available at summercampmars.com.

March 11 also marks the start of the band's European tour, starting in Cologne, Germany. The band play London's O2 on 27th March alongside arena dates in Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow and Birmingham

"Dangerous Night," is the follow up to the bands' highly successful first single off the upcoming album. "Walk On Water" spent 5 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Rock Airplay Chart, and spent 4 weeks at #1 on radio's Mediabase Alternative Charts. The track spent peaked at A-List on BBC Radio One, spending 7 weeks on the playlist and was on the Absolute Playlist for near 3 months in 2017. The official music video is a just a sneak peek into the upcoming documentary film, "A Day in the Life of America." Filmed on a single day, July 4th, 2017, in all 50 States, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico by 92 professional film crews, 10,000 fan submissions, news and social media content, director Jared Leto presents a unique and historic portrait of America on a single day. Thirty Seconds to Mars encourages people to continue the conversation by posting thoughts and images across social media to #WhatAmericaMeansToMe

ABOUT THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS
Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic hail from Los Angeles, CA. The band's eponymous debut album, 30 Seconds to Mars, was released in 2002 and remains a cult favorite. They went on to achieve worldwide success with the release of their second album A Beautiful Lie (2005), which sold over 5 million copies. Their next release was This Is War in 2009. The recording process of the album was marked by a legal dispute with record label EMI that eventually became the subject of the award winning and acclaimed documentary film Artifact (2012). Thirty Seconds to Mars then released the fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (2013), to critical and commercial success. The band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas and stadiums globally.

Thirty Seconds to Mars has received numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a dozen MTV Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a Guinness World Record for the Longest Running Tour in history. On July 4th, the band shot a documentary titled A Day In the Life of America. Including over 90 crews in all 50 states (plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico), the project captures American life in a single day. A Day in the Life of America is due for release in 2018. Thirty Seconds to Mars are currently working on their highly anticipated 5th studio album.

UK TOUR DATES:
23 Mar Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff - UK
24 Mar Manchester Arena, Manchester - UK
25 Mar The SSE Hydro, Glasgow - UK
27 Mar The O2, London - UK
29 Mar Arena Birmingham, Birmingham - UK

 Stiff Little Fingers Announce March 2018 UK Tour.

Stiff Little Fingers.Sunday 28th January 2018
Stiff Little Fingers are set to embark on a 12-date headline tour in March of 2018 with special guests Ruts DC.
The band will also be playing 3 large outdoor summer shows with a rotating bill including The Selecter, The Beat and Buzzcocks.

Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events. None is more special than the band's annual sold out St Patrick's Day show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.  2018 will see the band celebrate their 27th year in a row playing there. Last year the band celebrated their 40th anniversary, with what is now one of their most successful UK tours ever. In recent years the band have performed spellbinding performances including a headline sold out hometown show in Belfast's Custom House Square and playing Hyde Park with Green Day.

Formed in 1977 in Belfast Stiff Little Fingers were among some of the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, and Undertones they brought in a new era of music. Their music was a culmination of their own experiences and the political strife they witnessed, growing up at the height of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland, from this many notable songs forth came, including "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster". These were the first of what became SLF's signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and a delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. It's this raw edge that defines the band and their continued vulnerability is what makes their music so relatable – allowing them to draw back fans time and time again.
 
UK TOUR DATES
9th March                 Cardiff – Tramshed
10th March              Bristol – 02 Academy
11th March              Norwich – The Waterfront
13th March              Manchester – 02 Ritz
14th March              Nottingham – Rock City
16th March              Newcastle – 02 Academy
17th March              Glasgow – Barrowlands Ballroom
18th March              Inverness – Ironworks
19th March              Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree
21st March               Reading – Sub 89
22nd March              Brighton – Concorde 2
23rd March              London – 02 Forum
25th May                  Leeds – Millennium Square
26th May                  Hatfield – The Forum
27th May                  Birmingham – NEC Lakeside

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

 Teddy Rocks Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Teddy Rocks.Sunday 28th January 2018
Back and bigger than ever for 2018, Teddy Rocks Festival has announced a further 14 acts to join headliners Feeder and Ash at the Dorset-based festival which takes place May 4-6th at Charisworth Farm. ALL proceeds from ticket sales go to Teddy20 supporting children with cancer.

Now in its sixth year, Teddy Rocks Festival (TRF) is excited to welcome Feeder and Ash as their headliners for Saturday (5th) and Sunday (6th) night. Joining them on the line up are:


InMe
Sonic Boom Six
Devil Sold His Soul
MC Lars
Tragedy (Metal Bee Gees Tribute Band)
Wallflower
The Bad Flowers
Nervus
Shields
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
The Hyena Kill
As Flames Rise
DD Allen
Home Wrecked

2018's festival promises to be the biggest ever with over 80 more acts, across 4 stages to be announced in the coming weeks - stay tuned!

Day, weekend and camping tickets are available now from https://teddyrocks.co.uk/tickets/

Teddy Rocks Festival started from humble beginnings in a country pub in North Dorset in 2012. Founder of TRF, Tom Newton (28), wanted to help fundraise for the charity Teddy20 which was started by his parents to raise money for children and families fighting cancer after the sad loss of his brother, Ted Newton, who was 10 years old when he lost his life to a rare bone cancer.

The festival has raised over £170,000 with help from previous headliners which include: Twin Atlantic, Modestep, Scouting For Girls, From The Jam, The Hoosiers, and Don Broco.

In 2016, Tom Newton was awarded The Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the Meridian West region and Fundraiser of the Year by the south's leading radio station Wave 105.

To this day all profits received from the sale of tickets are donated to Teddy20. In 2016, the festival took the plunge and relocated to a bigger premises and secured a permanent license at its new home, Charisworth Farm, in Blandford Forum, Dorset, where it can offer weekend camping.

Founder and festival director, Tom Newton, said: "I'm thrilled to be able to announce these bands, with more acts being revealed in the coming weeks. Every year Teddy Rocks has exceeded what I thought was possible and I continue to be blown away by the amount we raise every year, and the love that people have for this festival. The site is going to be bigger than ever, with more on offer and even a few surprise acts planned!"

 Dimmu Borgir Announce First Album In Over Seven Years.

Dimmu Borgir.Sunday 28th January 2018
Over seven years, deathlike silence has filled the halls of the world‘s biggest black metal forge, Dimmu Borgir, whilst powers have been gathering to resurrect the band right in time for their 25th anniversary. Now they finally mark their return with a vicious work of art that can be defined as timeless in the truest sense of the word: Eonian.

The song writing core of Dimmu Borgir furthermore consists of charismatic vocalist Shagrath, as well as the string wizards Silenoz and Galder, but other familiar faces also emerge from the darkness; drummer Daray and keyboarder Gerlioz are still part of the team, and Gaute Storaas helped with the choral arrangements for the majestic voices of the Schola Cantrum Choir.

The cover artwork was designed in fascinating detail by Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Behemoth, Mayhem).

This tenth full-length record will see the light of spring on 4th May and it will contain 10 new tracks, produced by the band itself and engineered by Jens Bogren. Emerging from the dark minds of the three songwriters, Eonian follows a philosophical concept, dealing with the illusion of time:

“Time, when not approaching it from the construct we're used to can't be defined and thus it is illusory”, explains axemaster Silenoz. “There's only an 'eternal now', which the album title is already hinting at. When we travel between the worlds seen and unseen, the perception of time ceases to exist, it has no function. Our energy is our torch and our compass when we make rifts and pierce through the veil - when we go beyond.”

Vocalist Shagrath adds: Eonian represents the illusion of time, everything that is and always has been. For us, it also marks the 25th anniversary of Dimmu Borgir and the album itself is a tribute to our own history and the Norwegian black metal history.”

On February 23rd, Dimmu Borgir will unveil their first single 'Interdimensional Summit' which will be released as a 7'' vinyl EP, providing a first taste of the upcoming album.

 Machine Head Release New Video.

Machine Head.Sunday 28th January 2018
MACHINE HEAD are set to release their ninth studio album, 'Catharsis' tomorrow,, 26th January via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  Today, the band has released the official lyric video for the album's incendiary opening track, 'Volatile' - https://youtu.be/rZDgNYoo5zY

The track is dedicated to Heather D. Heyer who lost her life during a protest against neo-nazism and white supremacy in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017.

You can pick up the album in an array of formats, including various coloured/picture disc vinyl and a super-collectable deluxe box set.  View all the options at http://nuclearblast.com/mh-catharsis.  Check out another track taken from 'Catharsis', titled 'Beyond The Pale' at https://youtu.be/MVdflCH76t4.

'Catharsis' was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.  Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.  The album's cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton.
 

MACHINE HEAD have announced the UK leg of their 'Catharsis' World Tour for May 2018.  As per MACHINE HEAD's modus operandi in recent years, the dates will be in an 'Evening With...' format, featuring 2.5-3hrs of MACHINE HEAD every night with no support bands.  Don't expect to see MACHINE HEAD at any festivals in 2018 either.  These shows will be your only opportunity to see the band live in the UK next year.  Tickets are on sale now from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/machine-head-tickets.  A second Manchester show was added due to increased demand. 

Sun 13th May - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th May - CARDIFF University
Tue 15th May - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th May - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st May - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd May - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd May - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th May - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 26th May - MANCHESTER Academy * (extra show)

The band begin the North American leg of the 'Catharsis' World Tour today (25th January) in Phoenix, AZ. 

 Sting And Shaggy Release Single.

Sting And Shaggy.Sunday 28th January 2018
Polydor Records is pleased to announce the release of "Don't Make Me Wait" – the new, Caribbean-flavored song from Sting and Shaggy - available January 25th on all digital platforms (http://smarturl.it/DMMWPresave). The first single will be followed on April 20th by a collaborative, island-influenced album, entitled 44/876, that reflects the duo's mutual love of Jamaica - its music, the spirit of its people and vibrancy of its culture.

Sting and Shaggy were initially introduced by Martin Kierszenbaum, who is Sting's manager and Shaggy's former A&R executive. After Sting heard a new track that Shaggy was working on, they decided to go into the studio together.  Initially, the plan was to only record "Don't Make Me Wait," but the rhythms, lyrics and melodies flowed readily between these two accomplished musicians and, as a result, more new songs emerged.

Sting and Shaggy wrote and jammed together for a few weeks in New York City, creating music that seamlessly blends Caribbean rhythms—in traditional and modern styles—with pop craftsmanship and rock energy.

The artists were joined in the studio by musicians and writers from Jamaica and New York including the legendary Robbie Shakespeare of Sly and Robbie, dancehall sensation Aidonia, DJ Agent Sasco and Sting's longtime guitarist, Dominic Miller as well as writers Tyrantula, Dwayne "iLLwayno" Shippy, Shane "Gold Tips" Hoosong, Machine Gun Funk and Patexx. The sessions were produced by Sting International, who has previously worked with Shaggy on global smashes such as "Carolina," "Boombastic" and "It Wasn't Me," and Executive Produced by Martin Kierszenbaum who has previously written/produced songs for Sting, Madonna and Lady Gaga. Sting International, Robert "Hitmixer" Orton and Tony Lake mixed 44/876.

The duo recently debuted "Don't Make Me Wait"—on which they effortlessly trade verses, over a smoldering island rhythm—in front of 20,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica at the "Shaggy and Friends" charity concert, which benefited the local Bustamante Hospital for Children. They also filmed a soon-to-be released music video in the heart of the city, directed by Gil Green

 Die So Fluid Back With New Album.

Die So Fluid.Sunday 28th January 2018
After a year of turmoil and tragedy in 2016 - which saw the sudden and unexpected death of their beloved friend & drummer Al Fletcher - the remaining 2 band members Grog & Mr Drew stepped back to contemplate not only the meaning of life; but the meaning of their band, their music and their future.

Al had been a huge part of Die So Fluid's sound. He'd won a Grammy for his drumming and his finesse, thunder, power, enthusiasm & creativity always enhanced the band's rough, tough, soaring, bittersweet rock songs.
At the time of his death Grog and Mr Drew had written a bunch of songs for the album but nothing had been recorded. After a period of reflection they went back to the drawing board. They had a lot more to say.
They wrote new songs. No holds barred. Harder, heavier, faster, punkier. No filler. No fat. No fucking around. Life is short. Why wait for tomorrow.

To paraphrase the lyrics from new song Tomorrow Doesn't Always Come:

'You could sleepwalk all your life
And never learn how to run
Don't say tomorrow.
Tomorrow doesn't always come'

They asked their friend Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult) to play drums on the album. Grog recorded bass & vocals in LA, Mr Drew recorded guitars, synths, loops and noises in London and Justin recorded the drums in Bologna, Italy.

One Bullet From Paradise contains 11 incendiary new songs. It was produced by Mr Drew and mixed by Justin Bennett & Mr Drew himself.

Original artwork has been drawn for the album by renowned graphic novelist, artist & film-director Dan Schaffer. Think Walking Dead meets Mad Max. The imagery perfectly encapsulates the attitude of the music and the knowing of the lyrics.  From the social commentary of HumanUNkind, Were We Born To Kill Each Other and One Bullet From Paradise. Through to affairs of the heart in No More Stars, Farewell and Uncomplicated. From affairs of the mind in Terrible Thing. To the call to arms of Skeleton Suit, Bittersweet and Manifest

A limited edition version of the album will include a previously unavailable live album recorded in Tempe Arizona featuring Grog, Mr Drew and Al. The album entitled 'Draw a Line and Cross It - Live in Arizona' showcases the band in full flight, full sound and full glorious technicolour.  It's existential, Baby!

Die So Fluid will tour the UK later in 2018.

"One Bullet From Paradise" is released through Strataville on the 30th March 2018.through Strataville on the 30th March 2018.

 Josh Todd And The Conflict Release Video For 'Story Of My Life'.

Josh Todd.Sunday 28th January 2018
Following their debut U.S tour in October and November, JOSH TODD & THE CONFLICT kick off 2018 with the premiere of the video for the track 'Story of My Life' from their debut album "Year of the Tiger". 

The video was shot in Los Angeles by director Billy Jayne. Watch 'The Story of My Life' here: https://youtu.be/ShNcvw3LGK0

The song is available via SpotifyApple Music, and iTunes.

"Year of the Tiger" was released in September on Century Media Records. 2018 tour plans will be announced soon. 

 Metallica To Re-release 'Garage Days' EP.

Metallica.Sunday 28th January 2018
The Wait is over...Actually, it's back!  Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica will release a remastered version of 'The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited' on April 13th 2018 as part of their ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label. 

Originally released over 30 years ago on August 21st 1987, the collection features the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie, and The Misfits. The five songs from the EP were later included as a part of the 1998 multi-platinum release Garage, Inc., but the band felt it was time to bring it back in the original formats. This marks the first time this specific version is available to UK-based fans as the track "The Wait" was not included on the original version of the EP.

Fans who pre-order the EP will receive an instant download of "The Wait" (originally released by Killing Joke in 1980).

'The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited' was remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA.

The EP will be available in the following formats:

  • CD
  • Black 180g LP
  • Cassette (LIMITED EDITION)
  • Lenticular Longbox (LIMITED EDITION)
  • Streaming & Download
  • Picture Disc (Metallica.Com Exclusive - LIMITED EDITION)
  • Red-Orange 180g LP (Metallica.Com and Indie Retail Exclusive - LIMITED EDITION)

 
Tracklisting

  1. Helpless (originally released by Diamond Head)
  2. The Small Hours (originally released by Holocaust)
  3. The Wait (originally released by Killing Joke)
  4. Crash Course in Brain Surgery (originally released by Budgie)
  5. Last Caress/Green Hell (originally released by The Misfits) 
 Crossfaith Release Video For 'Wipeout'.

Crossfaith.Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Crossfaith have today released the must-see video for 'Wipeout' from the 'Wipeout' EP (out Jan 26th on UNFD).

Speaking of the track, singer Ken says, "the message of this song is that our future won't wait for us, so let's dive in together. I'm kind of tired of this world now and I think a lot of people think the same way about it too. I guess we all are looking forward to the future but it's kinda hard to wait for it. This song was the last one we wrote this time, and we've been trying to put the essence of drum and bass into on our music for a while. We spent so much time writing the lyrics and melody, I wrote nearly 50 versions of the chorus which ended up as a great experience for me as a songwriter too."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4c2tGS83e4&feature=youtu.be
Wipeout - EP
1. Wipeout
2. Inside The Flames
3. Vermillion Gold

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock Open Air.Tuesday 23rd January 2018
BLOODSTOCK is excited to announce four more bands for 2018!  Tickets are moving faster than ever for 2018's weekender, with 'Serpent's Lair' VIP tickets sold out completely!  Don't delay in picking up your ticket before August comes around.  We're expecting another weekend sell-out this year!  Now for the latest band announcement...  

Sunday's special guest on the Ronnie James Dio main stage will be AT THE GATES.   The Swedish melodeath overlords are hard at work on the follow up album to 2014's 'At War With Reality' which is set for release on 18th May via Century Media.  Check out their latest studio report over on drummer Adrian Erlandsson's YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/auP9OpZaKaQ.

Cruising into a Saturday night special guest slot on the Sophie stage are seminal New Orleans thrash pioneers, EXHORDER.  Arguably the creators of the original sound that Pantera honed and took to the masses, when we learned the band had reformed, we *had* to bring them to BLOODSTOCK!  Check out their classic 1990 debut studio album, 'Slaughter In The Vatican' at https://youtu.be/3pF8S_ssMmI.

Las Vegas sludge metal beasts, WEIGHT OF THE TIDE land a Sophie stage slot.  The band released second album, 'All Told' via Undergroove Records late last year.  Check out a taster of that release via the video for 'The Architect' here - https://youtu.be/QLWbEYoDdxA.

California death metal outfit, SANGRE also join the Sophie stage bill.  Not familiar with SANGRE?  Then get a taster over at their Bandcamp page - https://sangremetal.bandcamp.com/.

If you haven't grabbed your ticket yet and are a little broke after the Christmas shenanigans, BLOODSTOCK's payment plan helps ease any 'lump sum' shock by breaking your ticket payment into five smaller, more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of just £36.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.  Find out full details or sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  

If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets do not go on sale until June.  Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

If you like a good podcast, BLOODSTOCK Radio has returned for the 2018 season!  Listen in to Squatter chatting all things BLOODSTOCK at www.BloodstockRadio.com or look up the show via iTunes or Podcast Addict to get a regular lowdown.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday's bil toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, JASTA & FRIENDS, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, VENOM INC., MR BIG, ORPHANED LAND, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH, VOLA and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

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

 The Damned Announce New Album.

BThe Damned.Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Formed in 1976 at the forefront of the fledgling London punk scene, The Damned kick-started the birth of punk as we know it, leaving an influential legacy for generations to come. Their musical journey has seen the quintet intent on moving forward, courageously exploring sights and sounds way beyond their brash wide-eyed beginnings - and they're back to do it all over again.

Some ten years since the release of their last studio recordings, The Damned return with a new album, 'Evil Spirits', to be released April 13th on Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records, preceded by new single 'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow'  streaming online today ahead of their forthcoming Evil Spirits UK tour starting January 26th.

Propelled by an enormously successful PledgeMusic funding campaign, the band headed to Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn in early October 2017 and began a frantic, high-energy, nine day burst of creativity with famed producer Tony Visconti, whose list of past working-relationships reads like a who's who of popular music. (David Bowie, T Rex, Morrissey, U2, The Stranglers, Iggy Pop and Thin Lizzy to name but a few!) Reunited with former bassist Paul Gray (who played on the classic 'Black Album' and 'Strawberries' in the early eighties), the renewed line up  took full advantage of the studio's classic Neve recording desk, valve gear and vintage equipment to form the new record.

"We deliberately recorded the album retro style," explains guitarist Captain Sensible. "The same way our debut album was made, basically. There's something wonderful about the seventies sounds; glam, rock and punk records, they all sound so great and Tony specialises in beautifully crafted old school production. He had us all playing live, bashing it out in the same room with a focus on getting the initial band version of each song as close as possible to the finished thing. "

The first taste of 'Evil Spirits' comes in the form of 'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow', a song penned by frontman Dave Vanian that packs a punch and carries a melody that is impossibly hard to shift once heard.

"It's supposed to be very optimistic, even though it's about a dark subject," states Vanian. "As an artist, you can't help but reflect the times, because that's what art does. I think we always do it, but in a slightly different way. So a song like 'Standing...' may seem quite joyous and uplifting musically, but some of the lyrics might be about quite dark things. That's what I'd like to think this album is – an uplifting album, not a moaning old album – not 'this is terrible, and that's terrible', and then not offering any answers. It's more a case of, 'If we get it together, maybe we could change things a bit'.

Across the album's ten-tracks, The Damned get to the root of their collective song-writing and 'Evil Spirits' is an album which doesn't shrink from opposing the dastardly political forces at work in 2018, and indeed triumphs in seeking higher ground, to progress beyond them.

"This album is filled with a lot of influences from our earlier, pre-'70s tastes – the '60s stuff. 'Standing...' is really linked into Joe Meek, 'Telstar', and that kind of stuff," continues Vanian. At first, I'd said in an interview before we started writing this stuff that the album would be psychedelic, and maybe a trip through the historical side of The Damned, as in what we like. It didn't happen in the way I thought it would, but it still does the same thing. It still has all that in there, but it's not as obvious as it could've been, which is good. It's not like pastiches of songs you remember, it's more a case of, what was great about something you loved as a kid has somehow influenced a guitar sound, or the way the drums are. You might not even know it if you're one of our younger fans, but if you're a little older, you'll hear it, which is kinda cool."

And of the 'Evil Spirits' that the album intends to dispel?

"I started buying records in 1967, the Summer of Love," adds Captain Sensible. "There were so many positive changes happening through the 60s and 70s; civil rights, feminism, the anti-nuclear demos in particular. Whatever happened to all that? Where are today's anti-war marches? Whatever happened to the beautiful hippy dream of worldwide peace and love?"

Evil Spirits will be available on digital download via Spotify and i-Tunes, on CD and 180g vinyl available to pre-order from: https://thedamned.lnk.to/edgeoftomorrow

Tracklisting:

1. Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
2. Devil In Disguise
3. We're So Nice
4. Look Left
5. Evil Spirits
6. Shadow Evocation
7. Sonar Deceit
8. Procrastination
9. Daily Liar
10. I Don't Care

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 Evil Spirits tour 2018:

Catch The Damned on tour this January and February. Main support comes from fabled Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom (*except Koko), whilst support at Koko and The Forum comes from Kristeen Young.

Tickets available from: https://www.axs.com/uk/artists/109502/the-damned-tickets

26th January - Newcastle, O2 Academy
27th January - Dundee, Caird Hall
28th January - Glasgow, O2 Academy
30th January - Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds
31st January - Manchester, Academy 1
1st February - Birmingham, O2 Academy
3rd February - Leicester, O2 Academy
4th February - Nottingham, Rock City
6th February - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
7th February - Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
9th February - Cardiff, Great Hall
10th February - Bristol O2, Academy Bristol
11th February - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
13th February - Southampton, O2 Guildhall
14th February - Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
16th February - Koko, London*
17th February London, O2 Forum

 Britney Spears Brings 'Piece Of Me' Tour To The UK.

Britney Spears.Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Legendary pop icon Britney Spears has announced her exclusive last time ever, limited tour of her award-winning and record-breaking show, "Britney: Piece of Me." For the first and only time, "Britney: Piece of Me" will visit East Coast US and Europe for a very limited engagement for fans that were not able to see the show in Las Vegas.

This tour follows Britney's record-breaking, four-year headlining residency, "Britney: Piece of Me" at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, where Britney received rave reviews from both critics and fans alike since opening in Dec. 2013.  As the first contemporary superstar resident in the city, Britney and Caesars Entertainment pioneered the groundbreaking paradigm shift and revitalized the modern era of entertainment in Las Vegas in Planet Hollywood's world-class theater. With over 250 shows, the record-setting residency was sold out on a regular basis, generating over $140 million gross revenue and selling over 930,000 tickets.

"Britney: Piece of Me" was voted the "Best Resident Performer," "Best Production Show," "Best Bachelorette Party" and "Best Bachelor Party" by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  Hollywood's biggest names, such as; Beyoncé, Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Anna Kendrick, Nick Jonas, Miley Cyrus, Kirsten Dunst, Chloë Grace Moretz, Calvin Harris, Sia, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and Steven Tyler have all attended "Piece of Me."

This exclusive US East Coast and Europe tour is the last time anybody will see the show.  Initial demand for the "Britney: Piece of Me" tour, which will visit intimate venues on the US East Coast to really capture the look and feel of the Las Vegas show, is overwhelming, with only limited tickets available.

THU 7/12/18 Washington D.C. MGM National Harbor
FRI 7/13/18 Washington D.C. MGM National Harbor
SUN 7/15/18 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
TUE 7/17/18 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Events Center
THU 7/19/18 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
FRI 7/20/18 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
MON 7/23/18 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
TUE 7/24/18 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
FRI 7/27/18 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock
SAT 7/28/18 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock
SUN 7/29/18 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock
SAT 8/4/18 Brighton, UK Brighton Pride
MON 8/6/18 Berlin, Germany Mercedes Benz Arena
WED 8/8/18 Skanderborg, Denmark Smukfest
FRI 8/10/18 Oslo, Norway Telenor Arena
SAT 8/11/18 Sandviken, Sweden Goransson Arena
MON 8/13/18 Monchengladbach, Germany Sparkassenpark
WED 8/15/18 Antwerp, Belgium Sportspaleis
FRI 8/17/18 Scarborough, UK Open Air Theatre
SAT 8/18/18 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
MON 8/20/18 Dublin, Ireland 3Arena
WED 8/22/18 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro
FRI 8/24/18 London, UK The O2

 The Dire Straights Experiance Tour.

Dire Straits Experiance.Tuesday 23rd January 2018
The Dire Straits Experience, the acclaimed live show from former Dire Straits touring member Chris White, have announced a six-date UK tour spanning May and June 2018.

Over 25 years have passed since Dire Straits disbanded, leaving a catalogue of some of the finest compositions and musical performances that the heyday of rock ever produced. If anything, their reputation has only grown with time. Record sales of more than 125 million albums continue to increase as new young fans discover the music and join the band's massive worldwide following. A trend that is echoed in their 2018 inauguration into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

It was against the backdrop of a two-decade break - and an increasing demand to hear one of the most dramatic songbooks in rock history played live again – that former members of Dire Straits, Alan Clark, Chris White and Phil Palmer formed The Straits for a charity show at The Royal Albert Hall in 2011. With the prolific Knopfler enjoying an incredibly successful solo career, Alan Clark called upon the singer songwriter, Terence Reis to front the band in his absence. By the time The Straits ended, three and a half years later, the band had played more than 150 shows in 25 countries around the world.

However, an invitation to play a series of shows in New Zealand and Australia saw Chris White and Terence Reis collaborating again for The Dire Straits Experience. Joining them is a stellar band of some of the finest professional musicians the UK has to offer. Between them they have worked with an enviable list of rock royalty that includes, amongst others, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Sam Brown, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Nik Kershaw, George Michael, Jamiroquai, The Killers, The Waterboys, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Midge Ure, Albert Lee and Tom Jones.

Chris White said:
"I have been truly amazed and, frankly, humbled by the response we have had from the fans on hearing these songs again. Dire Straits have the most amazingly loyal fan base. It has been so great to reconnect with people I last saw in 1992 and see them still getting so much from this music. Also, it is fantastic to make new friends among the many young people who are now discovering Mark and Dire Straits. So many people still want to experience this live. When I was first approached to put together a band to play the Dire Straits songs... I didn't believe it would be possible to find someone who would be able to stand in Mark's shoes without sounding like an imposter. I was wrong.

In Terence Reis, I think we may have found the only person on the planet that is able to play and sing like Mark, but maintain his own integrity and identity. I think this is the very essence of why the fans have been so accepting of what we do. They believe in Terence as his own man. They know he is not trying to be Mark. Because of his respect for Mark, Terence is able to perform these songs in a very honest way that allows his energy and talent to come through. This is exactly what allows the performances to feel alive and fresh. Not slavish copies of a bygone time. Without Terence, this would simply not work."

And so it is that these songs, in all their ambition, grandeur and aching beauty, are once again presented live... for the fans that that have kept them alive.
Full dates:
Thursday 10th May – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Friday 18th May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 19th May – Cheltenham Centaur
Friday 22nd June – Guildford G Live
Tuesday 26th June – Liverpool Philharmonic
Thursday 28th June – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tickets onsale at 8am on Friday 26th January via musicplussport.com
Tickets available from £30 (London £35)

 The Amorettes Announce New Album.

The Amorettes.Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Whilst todays popular music world seems to be based around the idea of "style over substance", Scottish Hard Rock Trio, The Amorettes, have a very simple plan; Taking over the world, one show at a time! No fuss! No gimmicks! Just good, old-fashioned hard work, and great songs. Anyone who's ever attended an Amorettes live show can easily testify to the buzz of expectation that kicks in as soon the lights go down, and the intro rolls. Never has the Slade track, We'll bring the house, down been so prophetic in its meaning. The roar from the crowd builds expectation from the very start, and the energy and intensity doesn't let up until we reach the end together. 

Witness the audience sing-a-long during the anthemic set closer, Hot And Heavy, a track always pre-empted by vocalist/guitarist, Gill Montgomery asking the sweat soaked audience, "Is Everybody Hot? Do You Like It HEAVYYY?" It's not just all down to Montgomery though, Drummer Hannah McKay, who is considered to be one of the best young, drummers on the music scene to day, uses her full kit to deliver knock-out blows to each and every member of the audience. Try and hide as much as you like, there is no escape from her drumming fury. Likewise, Bass player Heather McKay is a sight to behold on stage, banging out her rock-solid rhythms whilst prowling the stage like a Tiger, her long hair flailing in the lights as her head does not stop moving even for a second. Having what is arguably the tightest rhythm section on today's rock scene behind her allows Montgomery to showcase her powerful vocals whilst also tearing off riff after riff, and solo after solo with ease. 



Relentless touring across the UK and Europe has turned The Amorettes into a lean, mean, Rock and Roll machine, leading them to be described as "Like Airbourne fronted by Joan Jett". Reviews for both live shows, and the albums, only reinforce the fact that The Amorettes star is still very much in ascendance, and, as long as there are stages to play, and records to make, there is no sign of this "Female Motorhead" attempting to take the easy road to the top.

Tracklisting 

1. Can You Feel The Fire 4:40
2. Hello And Goodbye 3:49
3. Everything I Learned I Learned From Rock And Roll 4:03
4. Born To Break 3:46
5. What Ever Gets You Through The Night 4:03
6. Hell Or High Water 4:12
7. You Still Got Rock And Roll 3:57
8. Easy Tiger 3:22
9. Bat Shit Crazy 4:00
10. Coming Up The Middle 3:41
11. High On Your Energy 3:39
12. I Want It Bad 4:24

 
"Born To Break" was produced by Luke Morley of UK Arena Rockers THUNDER and recorded and mixed by Nick Brine(The Darkness, Bruce Springsteen etc..) and will be released April 06th, 2018 through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipak, 2LP gatefold coloured version, download and stream. Exclusive bundles: https://theamorettes.tmstor.es/

Line Up:

Gill Montgomery – guitar,vocals
Hannah McKay - drums
Heather McKay - bass

THE AMORETTES on Tour 2018:

24.02. UK-Dorset - Planet Rock Wintersend Festival
08.04. UK-Glasgow - The Garage (with The Dead Daisies)
09.04. UK-Bilston - The Robin 2 (with The Dead Daisies)
10.04. UK-London - Koko (with The Dead Daisies)
12.04. UK-Manchester - Academy 2 (with The Dead Daisies)
13.04. UK-Nottingham - Rock City (with The Dead Daisies)
14.04. UK-Bristol - o2 Academy (with The Dead Daisies)
27.-29.04. SE-Silja Rocks Cruise

 Bowling For Soup Release Video For 'Catalyst' And Gear Up For UK Headline Tour.

Bowling For Soup.Saturday 20th January 2018
With just three weeks to go before their biggest ever UK headline tour - The Get Happy Tour 2018 - Texas' very own crown princes of pop punk Bowling For Soup are ramping up the excitement even further with the release of their latest single.

Continuing the positivity of other songs from their most recent album Drunk Dynasty such as their last two singles "Hey Diane" and the life affirming "Don't Be A Dick", new single "Catalyst" offers something slightly different to many other Bowling For Soup songs. The song has an arena rock feel but with a pop punk soul, telling the positive story of how one person can help change someone's life around, even when they are at their lowest.

You can check out the lyric video for Catalyst here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-LTvxmo6pc
The release of Catalyst comes as excitement for The Get Happy Tour is growing rapidly among Bowling For Soup fans all over the UK. With Bowling For Soup set to play their breakthrough smash hit album Drunk Enough To Dance in full for the first time plus a selection of their other favourites, "The BFS Army" have been granted their wish for a tour they have been waiting for for many years.

Throw in the comedic stylings of rock's resident superheroes The Aquabats! and Get Happy Tour alumni Army Of Freshmen who are also going to be celebrating their hit album Under The Radar by playing it in full, and The Get Happy Tour 2018 will be something talked about for many years to come.

The Get Happy Tour 2018 will play nine shows across the UK in February 2018, culminating in two enormous shows at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena and London's Brixton Academy. The full list of shows can be found below:
The Get Happy Tour 2018 - Bowling For Soup, The Aquabats!, Army Of Freshmen
9th February - Glasgow - O2 Academy
10th February - Newcastle - O2 Academy
11th February - Sheffield - O2 Academy
12th February - Nottingham - Rock City
13th February - Birmingham - O2 Academy
14th February - Norwich - UEA
15th February - Manchester - O2 Apollo
16th February - Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
17th February - London - O2 Academy Brixton

With many dates on the 2018 Get Happy tour just a handful of tickets away from selling out (we're looking at you especially Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham and London), time is running out to pick up tickets for what promises to be the most fun tour of 2018. To purchase both regular and VIP tickets for the tour please visit www.bowlingforsoup.com for all relevant information and links.

Get Happy 2018 is set to be an exciting time for everyone, and possibly the most excited person of all is Bowling For Soup's own Jaret Reddick! Here are his thoughts on reviving The Get Happy Tour:

"I'm super excited about this tour! GET HAPPY is 11 years old! That's just crazy! And I can't think of a better way to celebrate than bringing it back, with Army of Freshmen from the original lineup and adding The Aquabats! on to make it even happier! Now I need to get back to relearning all of the Drunk Enough To Dance songs!!!"

 Myles Kennedy Releases New Single 'Haunted By Design'.

Myles Kennedy.Saturday 20th January 2018
Following the recent release of the music video for the first single 'Year Of The Tiger', Myles Kennedy has released a lyric video for another song from the upcoming debut solo album. 'Haunted By Design' is the second track released from "Year Of The Tiger", the upcoming album available worldwide on March 9th via Napalm Records. The video for the song can be seen HERE. Fans that pre-order (http://radi.al/YearOfTheTiger) the download of "Year Of The Tiger" through a digital retailer will receive an instant download of the song as well as the first single. The album is also currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations HERE and at www.MylesKennedy.com.

On "Year Of The Tiger", Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin in addition to guitar throughout the album. The emotional journey and personal story of Myles is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, swirling and flowing around this incredible soulful voice the world has come to know.

Myles recently announced a solo acoustic tour that will kick off in South Africa before moving over to the UK for 6 exclusive shows. The UK tour will make stops in Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, and London. Tickets for all shows are currently on sale and can be purchased via www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. A US run will be announced in the near future and the initial live shows will feature Myles performing solo in an intimate setting.

Myles Kennedy burst on the music scene in 1990, but it wasn't until 1995, through his band The Mayfield Four, that he gained some notoriety. It was when the Mayfield Four toured opening for hitmakers Creed that Myles Kennedy would meet Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Alter Bridge, the band that would become Myles' calling card to the world. The band released their debut album "One Day Remains" that would end up being certified Gold by the RIAA and the band would go on to sell millions of records worldwide over the course of 5 studio albums with the band. In 2008, the legacy of Myles Kennedy was circling the music industry and eventually found its way to members of Led Zeppelin. A now legendary story, Myles was asked to jam with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialized. In 2009, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash was working on a solo project and tapped Myles Kennedy to do vocals on 2 songs on that release. That partnership would lead to Myles becoming the vocalist for his other rock band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They have released 2 albums under that moniker. This relationship would also lead to Myles Kennedy singing for the iconic Guns N' Roses at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2012 after band founder Axl Rose was unable to attend. Through Myles' various projects, he has appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, has had music used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few, and appeared in the motion picture Rock Star. 2018 will mark a new chapter in Myles' career as he will be releasing his long-awaited debut solo album "Year Of The Tiger". The album is a whole new direction for Myles creatively and showcases the talent that has made him one of the premiere frontmen in modern music today.

"Year Of The Tiger" tracklist:
1. Year Of The Tiger
2. The Great Beyond
3. Blind Faith
4. Devil On The Wall
5. Ghost of Shangri La
6. Turning Stones
7. Haunted By Design
8. Mother
9. Nothing But A Name
10. Love Can Only Heal
11. Songbird
12. One Fine Day

Myles Kennedy live on tour:
17.03.18 UK - Birmingham / O² Institute2
18.03.18 UK - Nottingham / The Rescue Rooms
20.03.18 UK - Glasgow / The Garage
21.03.18 UK - Manchester / Gorilla
24.03.18 UK - Bristol / Thekla
26.03.18 UK - London / Islington Assembly Hall .

 Camden Rocks 2018 Is Go.

Camden Rocks.Saturday 20th January 2018
Following a sold-out sixth year in 2017, Camden Rocks Festival has today announced the first acts for the 2018 line-up and the acclaimed annual North London event is confirmed to take place this coming June 2nd.

Set to host over two hundred bands and artists in more than twenty of Camden Town's revered venues, the festival will be headlined by Newcastle-Upon-Tyne based, Mercury-prize nominees Maxïmo Park, who will close the event at the prestigious Koko venue. With six albums under their belts, two of which went gold in the UK, their rousing indie rock anthems and anthemic choruses will provide the perfect climax to the days rock n roll thrills.

Also confirmed to perform are fabled post-punk originators Public Image Limited (PiL), bringing their boundary smashing, forward-thinking sounds to Camden Rocks for the first time.

"Now I got a reason, ANY REASON, NIGHT OR DAY, DOING THE CAMDEN WALK," stated frontman John Lydon when asked to comment on the event.

"I've been trying to book Public Image Limited (PiL) for years so it's great to finally have them playing Camden Rocks this year," enthuses event organiser Chris McCormack. "John Lydon and the Sex Pistols are the reason i got into music, easily the biggest influence personally and i'm sure for a lot of bands playing the festival. Public Image Limited (PiL) at the Electric Ballroom on their 40th anniversary is going to be incredible."

"As always, the festival is as much about the emerging talent out there as it is the more established bands so get down early to catch some of these great new artists before they go supernova."

"I'm also super excited about having Beatsteaks over from Germany," continues McCormack.  "They're a fantastic live band. Not many people know them in the UK which is crazy but hopefully we can help change that."

Alongside Beatsteaks, Camden Rocks can also announce that acclaimed Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic, grebo gurus Pop Will Eat Itself, post-Sex Pistols legends The Professionals, Corby heavy-weight titans Raging Speedhorn, 'bourbon soaked gypsy blues bop n' strollers' Urban Voodoo Machine and eclectic Manchester punks Sonic Boom Six will also bring their thrilling sights and sounds to the event.

From buzzing new bands starting out, rubbing shoulders with established rock giants, Camden Rocks has always prided itself on providing a platform for new talent. These join an ever-growing rank of bands being added to a line-up that covers every style across the many indie, rock, metal and punk genres. Other acts confirmed to play include:

Brigade, Ryan Hamilton & The Traitors, The Red paintings, Towers Of London, The Main Grains, Shvpes, Massive Wagons, Freeze The Atlantic, Asylums, Ducking Punches, Riskee and the Ridicule, Carcer City, Hands Off Gretal, Duke Of Wolves, Moses, Press To Meco, Childcare, JB Conspiracy, Gold Key, Canvas, Screech Bats, Nightlord, Koyo, Black Orchid Empire, Skarlett Riot, Ramonas, False Heads, Los Pepes, Tequlia Mockingbyrd, Lots Holloway, The Bongo Club, Hvmm, Ryuketsu Blizzard, Death Remains, Better Than Ever, Healthy Junkies, The Kut, Rival Karma, The Muffin Heads, At The Sun, Toffees, Single By Sunday, Tarantula, Lupus Dei, Sisteray, Witchingseason, Charlie Manning, Black Sixteen and Dame Jean.

And this is just the start. Stay tuned for more announcements and information. Camden Rocks 2018 already looks set to be another explosive event across the hallowed rock n'roll streets of Camden. As John Lydon says, come and "do the Camden walk..."

Camden Rocks Festival 2018 venues include: Koko, Electric Ballroom, The Underworld, Dingwalls, Proud, The Cuban, Monarch, The, Lyttelton Arms, Camden Assembly, Devonshire Arms, Roundhouse Studio, Dublin Castle, Blackheart, Fiddlers Elbow, Dingwalls Canalside, Camden Cavern @ Belushis, The Hawley Arms, Brewdog, Camden Market, The Crescent

Full festival line-up, tickets and festival information can be found at:
www.camdenrocksfestival.com

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 SBetween The Buried And Me Announce New Album.

Between The Buried And Me.Saturday 20th January 2018
One of progressive metal’s most ground-breaking and innovative artists is unquestionably BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, who after 15 years as a band continues to push themselves to new dimensions with their songwriting. The newest accomplishment, adding to their vast catalog, is the conceptual, two-part, epic album, “Automata”, which has Part I officially slated for a March 9th release through Sumerian Records, with Part II to follow this summer.
The first look into this vast undertaking is the video for the album’s aggressive lead track, "Condemned to the Gallows”, which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/Tq8u0uDK61E

Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (Lead Vocals, Keyboards) states: “Every single week music comes and goes. We can get music instantly and with this luxury, the listener has a hard time sitting down with albums and exploring their every twist and turn. Because of this, we have decided to release our new album in two parts. Our music is dense and our albums are very long, so we want to give people two separate moments to dive in this year and explore new music that we’ve put our entire being into. We hope you enjoy the creation as much as we’ve enjoyed the process.”
Automata I tracklisting:

1. Condemned to the Gallows
2. House Organ
3. Yellow Eyes
4. Millions
5. Gold Distance
6. Blot

Pre-orders for Automata I are available now at http://sumerianmerch.com

 Def Leppard Announce 'Hysteria' December UK Headline Tour.

SDef Leppard.Saturday 20th January 2018
 On 19th January 2018 around the world, legendary British rock icons Def Leppard debut their full recording catalogue worldwide via https://DefLeppard.lnk.to/Digital. One of the last multi-platinum selling acts to be made available on streaming and download platforms, music fans from all corners of the globe can now enjoy tracks and albums from Def Leppard who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide to become one of rock's most enduring and influential bands. 

Said Joe Elliott, "It is with a mixture of relief & euphoria that we now see our entire catalogue finally getting a digital release. Having embraced every other format with open arms, especially & more recently the re-emergence of vinyl, we're now going to be available to everyone everywhere and honestly, it's as exciting as the original releases were."

Phil Collen adds, "We felt we'd been left out of the digital party, but it's a thrill for us to finally accept the invitation and to be able to say "Yeah, you can stream us, download us and hear us on all digital outlets".

As a cornerstone of rock and roll's history, Def Leppard's substantial career includes numerous hit singles including their first early chart hit "Wasted" -- to their radio and MTV staples "Bringin' On The Heartbreak", "Photograph", "Rock of Ages", "Too Late", "Animal", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites", "Rocket" and "Let's Get Rocked." Their ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time with sales of more than 10 million copies each in the U.S. alone Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group's legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria" and "Foolin'."  The group continued their success expanding into the world of film, covers, and new collaborations including "Two Steps Behind" from the film Last Action Hero, "No Matter What", "Waterloo Sunset", and "Nine Lives" with Tim McGraw as well as Def Leppard hits "When Love and Hate Collide", "Slang", "Work It Out", "Promises" and "Now." Finally, all of Def Leppard's awe-inspiring music is available to everyone, around the world from the band's eponymous debut EP through to their most recent album.

Late 2018 will see the band deliver what many UK and Eire fans have been waiting for – the "Hysteria" album performed in full plus other Def Leppard hits across eleven arena dates in December 2018

Rick "Sav" Savage says, "After many requests from fans in the U.K, I'm delighted that we can bring the whole "Hysteria" album to arenas across Britain and Ireland later this year. From 'Women' to 'Love and Affection' plus many other faves thrown in for good measure. Oh, and our old pals Cheap Trick will be there also to help with the celebrations!! We can't wait'.

These will be the first Def Leppard UK and Eire tour dates since the sold-out Arena run in late 2015. The band will return to Sheffield Arena for what is sure to be a monumental homecoming show, in addition to their first ever show at The O2, London. 2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of "Hysteria's" predecessor "Pyromania".

The seminal 1987 "Hysteria" album is rightly seen as a landmark recording in the history of rock music. It was the album that saw Def Leppard conquer the world with global hits such as "Animal", "Pour Some Sugar On Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Love Bites", "Woman" and "Rocket". The band will deliver "Hysteria" in full alongside other songs from their incredible catalogue. The UK & Eire tour dates are as follows...

Sat 1st December 2018           Dublin, 3 Arena EIRE
Sun 2nd December                  Belfast, The SSE Arena UK
Tues 4th December                 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena UK
Thurs 6th December                London, The O2 UK
Sat 8th December                   Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena UK
Sun 9th December                   Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena UK
Tues 11th December               Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena UK
Wed 12th December               Manchester, Manchester Arena UK
Fri 14th December                  Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena UK
Sat 15th December                 Liverpool, Echo Arena UK
Mon 17th December               Birmingham, Arena Birmingham UK

Supported by Cheap Trick across all dates.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am GMT Friday 26th January 2018 through www.livenation.co.uk

The UK & Eire tour will follow a massive USA co-headlining tour with Journey. Comprised of stadiums and arena venues around the U.S., the 60-city run is set to kick off in Hartford, CT on May 21st and will wrap in Los Angeles, CA on October 6th.

DEF LEPPARD TITLES NOW AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD PLATFORMS INCLUDE:
The Def Leppard EP (1979)
On Through The Night (1980)
High 'N' Dry (1981)
Pyromania (1983)
Hysteria (1987)
Adrenalize (1992)
Retro Active (1993)
Vault (1995)
Slang (1996)
Euphoria (1999)
X (2002)
Yeah! (2006)
Songs From The Sparkle Lounge (2008)
Mirror Ball - Live & More (2011)
Def Leppard (2015)

Def Leppard - Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) - continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. Over the course of their career the band has produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums that set the bar for generations of music fans and artists alike. The group's spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry. The band's most recent self-titled studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Top Independent Albums charts. The album also took the #5 spot on Billboard's Top Current Albums and #10 spot on the Top 200, as well as claiming 15 top 10 debuts around the world.

 Mean Jeans To Release 'Jingle' Collection.

Mean Jeans.Saturday 20th January 2018
In 2018, the most punk rock thing you can do is sell out. At least that’s what Portland punk band Mean Jeans thinks. Over the past few months, they’ve been writing jingles for companies like Mountain Dew, Coors Light. Totino’s, and DiGiorno, but without any of them asking for it. “We uncovered this case of Mountain Dew that we had used as a prop in a music video we made a few years back,” says guitarist Billy Jeans. “They’d been in the basement forever, but we cracked into those Dews, and they were surprisingly fresh. That was a big inspiration for us.” This inevitably led to the band’s very first foray into jingle writing with “Mountain Dew (I Need It).” The band released the song online and encouraged fans to badger Mountain Dew on social media until they paid attention to what, in a just world, should be the brand’s new theme. “Maybe Mountain Dew didn’t make the song their new jingle, but they set us up with a crate of Dew and some stylish gear,” says Jeans. “Honestly we’ve got more Dew than we know what to do with.”
 
After finding further inspiration in a case of Coors Light silver bullets, Mean Jeans took their love of products a step further, starting a Twitter poll and encouraging people to weigh in on which frozen pizza brand was deserving of the band’s jingle treatment. “Totino’s won, but they weren’t enthusiastic enough about our jingle, so we decided to do a remix and give DiGiorno their rightful honor,” says Jeans. With that, “(Give Me) Totino’s” became “(Give Me) DiGiorno,” showing that, in the world of unsolicited jingles, brands bow to Mean Jeans, not the other way around.
 
Punk’s history of shilling for companies dates back to the Ramones writing three songs for Steel Reserve, and the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten hamming it up in a butter commercial. But Mean Jeans elevates the form. In a single weekend, the band wrote and recorded Jingles Collection, an album that transforms commercial jingles into high art. And if the subjects of the songs play their cards right, they could very well have just found their brand new jingle. “We’ve abandoned the previous direction of the band. No one needs to hear another three-chord, pop-punk record about partying. What they need are some sick jingles. We are a jingles band now.”
 
But just as Mean Jeans has amassed a catalog of airtight punk songs, they were similarly focused on selecting which brands were deserving of the jingle treatment. Instead of picking any brand out of thin air, they had to meet Mean Jeans’ standards. "Listen, man, Nature Valley isn’t getting a fucking Mean Jeans jingle, alright? It’s gotta be something that cuts the mustard,” says Jeans, pausing to let the weight of the phrase set in. “We would write a jingle about mustard. Only Grey Poupon though.”
 
Now, with 23 jingles written for everyone from Sizzler to Skoal to Applebee’s, Jingles Collection shows that Mean Jeans are ready to become the first punk band to reinvent what it means to be a punk band—or perhaps, a punk brand. No longer is Mean Jeans subservient to punk’s rules and regulations; they are forging their own path, one piece of branded content at a time. “These jingles, man? They’re the future.”

MEAN JEANS 2018 Tour Dates:
01/18/18 San Diego, CA at Tower Bar w/ Dirty Fences
01/19/18 Oceanside, CA at Pourhouse w/ Dirty Fences
01/20/18 Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg Theatre w/ Dirty Fences
01/21/18 Garden Grove, CA at Locker Room w/ Dirty Fences
01/22/18 Long Beach, CA at Alex's Bar w/ Dirty Fences
01/23/18 San Clemente, CA at Knuckleheads w/ Dirty Fences
01/24/18 San Francisco, CA at Bottom Of The Hill w/ Dirty Fences
01/26/18 Portland, OR at The Know w/ Dirty Fences
02/16/18 Vancouver, BC Canada at Rickshaw Theater w/ Black Mountain
02/17/18 Victoria, BC Canada at Lucky Bar 02/18/18 Seattle, WA at Chop Suey 


Jingles Collection tracklisting:
1.Coors 
2. Wendy’s (Junior Bacon Cheese Cheeseburger)                              
3.Totinos
4. Sizzler
5. Pop Rocks
6. Camel Lights
7. Kinkos
8. Mountain Dew
9. Applebees
10. Rain-X Wiper Blades
11. Skoal
12. 180069SHRED
13. Polly-O String Cheese
14. Hot Pockets
15. Cheez-Its
16. The Footlong Song
17. Capri Sun
18. Taco Bell
19. Selsun Blue
20. Best Western
21. Dunkaroos
22. Kraft Mac & Cheese
23. (Unknown Product)


 Stiff Little Fingers Announce March 2018 Headline UK Tour.

Stiff Little Fingers.Saturday 20th January 2018
Stiff Little Fingers are set to embark on a 12-date headline tour in March of 2018 with special guests Ruts DC.
The band will also be playing 3 large outdoor summer shows with a rotating bill including The Selecter, The Beat and Buzzcocks.

Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events. None is more special than the band's annual sold out St Patrick's Day show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.  2018 will see the band celebrate their 27th year in a row playing there. Last year the band celebrated their 40th anniversary, with what is now one of their most successful UK tours ever. In recent years the band have performed spellbinding performances including a headline sold out hometown show in Belfast's Custom House Square and playing Hyde Park with Green Day.

Formed in 1977 in Belfast Stiff Little Fingers were among some of the pioneers of punk rock. Joining ranks with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, and Undertones they brought in a new era of music. Their music was a culmination of their own experiences and the political strife they witnessed, growing up at the height of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland, from this many notable songs forth came, including "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster". These were the first of what became SLF's signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and a delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. It's this raw edge that defines the band and their continued vulnerability is what makes their music so relatable – allowing them to draw back fans time and time again.

UK TOUR DATES
9th March                 Cardiff – Tramshed
10th March              Bristol – 02 Academy
11th March              Norwich – The Waterfront
13th March              Manchester – 02 Ritz
14th March              Nottingham – Rock City
16th March              Newcastle – 02 Academy
17th March              Glasgow – Barrowlands Ballroom
18th March              Inverness – Ironworks
19th March              Aberdeen – The Lemon Tree
21st March               Reading – Sub 89
22nd March              Brighton – Concorde 2
23rd March              London – 02 Forum
25th May                  Leeds – Millennium Square
26th May                  Hatfield – The Forum
27th May                  Birmingham – NEC Lakeside

 The Temperance Movement Announce UK Headline Tour.

The Temperance Movement.Saturday 20th January 2018
British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have returned with news of a brand new studio album to be released in early 2018, supported by a European headlining tour.

Following a whirlwind few years in which they released two Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars THE ROLLING STONES. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are finally back, having been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for an even bigger year in 2018.

The band's eagerly-anticipated new album, 'A Deeper Cut', is due to be released on February 16th, 2018 and features 12 brand new songs which draw on the band's recent experiences and showcase their ever-improving songwriting abilities.

"This is my favourite record we've made so far and I'm more excited about getting this out there than I have been about any of the previous albums," states guitarist Paul Sayer.  "I feel like we've really captured what the band is about on this one; I can't wait for people to hear it and I can't wait to get out on the road and play it live to everyone."

Guitarist Matt White, who makes his recording debut with THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on 'A Deeper Cut', adds: "There isn't an ounce of fat on this album.  Everything that is on there happened because it was absolutely necessary and vital that it was put down.  It's both a nod to the past and a wink to the future.  It was a pleasure to be involved in writing and recording with The Temperance Movement for the first time.  I feel that together, with [producer] Sam Miller, we have surpassed any expectations that were placed upon us and that we have produced the finest body of work from the band to date."

'A Deeper Cut' is available for pre-order now on limited edition signed digipak CD, regular digipak CD, regular vinyl, and limited edition signed coloured vinyl.  

Sold Out 14 date UK club tour in November 2017

Mon 19th Feb 2018           Brighton, Concorde 2, UK
Tues 20th Feb                        Cambridge. Junction, UK
Wed 21st Feb                        Birmingham, o2 Institute, UK
Thurs 22nd Feb                     Bristol, o2 Academy, UK
Sat 24th Feb                           Poole, Winters End Festival, UK festival date
Sun 25th Feb                          Manchester, o2 Ritz, UK
Tues 27th Feb                        Dublin, Grand Social, EIRE
Wed 28th Feb                        Belfast, Empire Music Hall, UK
Fri 2nd March                        Aberdeen, The Garage, UK
Sat 3rd March                        Glasgow, Barrowlands, UK
Sun 4th March                       Newcastle, University, UK
Mon 5th March                     Sheffield, o2 Academy, UK
Wed 7th March                    Portsmouth, Pyramids, UK
Thurs 8th March                   Nottingham, Rock City, UK
Fri 9th March                         London, o2 Forum, UK
Sun 18th March                    Munich, Backstage Werk, GERMANY
Mon 19th March                  Vienna, Chelsea, AUSTRIA
Wed 21st March                  Prague, Futurum, CZECH REPUBLIC
Thurs 22nd March              Warsaw, Hydrozagadka, POLAND
Sat 24th March                     Berlin, Lido, GERMANY
Sun 25th March                    Hamburg, Knust, GERMANY
Tues 27th March                 Cologne, Buergerhaus, GERMANY
Wed 28th March                 Amsterdam, Melkweg, HOLLAND
Thurs 29th March               Leffinge, De Zwerver, BELGIUM
Sun 1st April                           Cenon, Le Rocher De Palmer, FRANCE
Mon 2nd April                        Nantes,

 Wombats Gear Up For March 2018 UK Tour.

Wombats.Saturday 20th January 2018
Having just premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as her “Hottest Record”, The Wombats have revealed their excellent new single, ‘Cheetah Tongue’, taken from the forthcoming new album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’, due February 9th via Kobalt Music Recordings.

Speaking of the track, frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy explains, “Cheetah Tongue is a song about dealing with the pressures of adulthood and failing miserably. The opening song on the album and probably the most psychedelic.”

Having also debuted as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1, the album’s first single ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’ has been a fixture on Radio 1’s B-List and has currently received over 3 million Spotify streams alone, as well as 22 global placements in Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple Music’s ‘Best Of The Week’ and ‘A’ List. Recent US single ‘Turn’ has also received over 3 million Spotify streams and is garnering much attention at alternative US radio.

Written from three corners of the globe – drummer Dan Haggis in London, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen nursing his new family in Oslo and Murph in Los Angeles – ’Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’was created over long distance writing sessions, supplemented by intense two-week in-person sessions in Oslo. Produced by Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice), the album finds The Wombats pushing the boundaries of alt-pop innovation with a lush, ultramodern indie soundscape, irrepressible hooks and tragi-comic lyricism belied by a newfound maturity and moving emotional depth.

2015’s ‘Glitterbug’ album, that debuted in the Top 5 UK Album Chart and Billboard 100, has received over 200 million digital streams, surpassing even the band’s euphoric hit singles ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’, ‘Moving To New York’ and ‘Kill The Director’, that established them as chart-quashing champions of the noughties guitar pop explosion.

2017 saw the Liverpool-bred trio headline Brixton Academy (which sold-out in under 24 hours), as well as two sold-out nights at the Sydney Opera House.

>After a highly successful North American headline tour this month, the band will join The PIxies and Weezer in the US in June and July, as well as the following sold-out UK headline shows in March.

Remaining tickets are on sale here -
www.thewombats.co.uk

March UK Headline Tour Dates
09 - Sheffield - O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
11 - Manchester - Academy - SOLD OUT
13 - Belfast - Limelight2
14 - Dublin - Academy
16 - Cardiff - Great Hall - SOLD OUT
17 - Sheffield - O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
19 - Aberdeen - Beach Ballroom
20 - Newcastle - O2 Academy 1 - SOLD OUT
21 - Nottingham - Rock City - SOLD OUT
23 - Birmingham - O2 Institute 1 - SOLD OUT
24 - Manchester - Academy - SOLD OUT
25 - Norwich - UEA - SOLD OUT
27 - London - Alexandra Palace
28 - Bristol - O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
29 - Southampton - O2 Guildhall - SOLD OUT

 Kreator Re-release Classic Albums.

Kreator.Saturday 20th January 2018
Thrash legends KREATOR are pleased to share that four of their classic '90's era albums will be reissued via BMG on 23 February 2018.

Formed in Essen, Germany in 1984, KREATOR are arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, racking up multi-million album sales over the years. KREATOR fused Metallica's thrash innovations with Venom's proto-black metal imagery and is often credited with helping to pioneer the death metal and black metal genres. The band's style has varied over their storied career, from a Venom-inspired speed metal sound, to thrash metal, and a period of transitioning from thrash to industrial metal and gothic metal throughout the 1990s, from which these reissues are drawn. In the early 2000s, KREATOR returned to their more straight up thrash sound, which has continued to their most recent album, 2017's 'Gods Of Violence', which charted top twenty in ten countries including a #1 slot in Germany.

The four albums being reissued are 'Coma Of Souls' (originally released in 1990), 'Renewal' (1992), 'Cause For Conflict (1995), and 'Outcast (1997).  The records have been remastered by Andy Pearce (Black Sabbath, Voivod, Motorhead, Anthrax) and will be available in multiple formats including coloured vinyl.  'Coma Of Souls' and 'Outcast' will now include previously unreleased, bonus live tracks, recorded in Germany in 1990 and at 1998's Dynamo Open Air festival. 'Renewal' and ''Cause For Conflict' also have 3 bonus tracks each. More details and full track listings are below.

To pre-order, please visit:
'Coma Of Souls'
https://BMG.lnk.to/KreatorComaLP and https://BMG.lnk.to/KreatorComaCD and https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/coma-of-souls/1332508398
'Renewal'
https://BMG.lnk.to/KreatorRenewalLP and https://BMG.lnk.to/KreatorRenewalCD and https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/renewal/1333150499
'Cause For Conflict'
https://BMG.lnk.to/KreatorCauseLP and https://BMG.lnk.to/KreatorCauseCD and https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/cause-for-conflict/1332508202
'Outcast'
https://BMG.lnk.to/KreatorOutcastLP and https://BMG.lnk.to/KreatorOutcastCD and https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/outcast/1333131265
'COMA OF SOULS' – 2CD Mediabook & Triple Gatefold 3LP (Transparent Red Vinyl) & Digital

KREATOR's fifth album, 'Coma Of Souls', came towards the end of the thrash metal explosion of the 1980's and retained their classic thrash sound whilst combining more melodic elements of classic metal bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. Critically acclaimed by both fans and the press, 'Coma Of Souls' was a strong, firm step forward for the band -  it proved they weren't content to sit and wallow in the thrash back waters but were determined to move into a new decade with a bold, thrusting sound.

Track List:
1.             When The Sun Burns Red
2.             Coma Of Souls
3.             People Of The Lie
4.             World Beyond
5.             Terror Zone
6.             Agents Of Brutality
7.             Material World Paranoia
8.             Twisted Urges
9.             Hidden Dictator
10.          Mental Slavery
Bonus Tracks (Live In Fürth, Germany – 06/12/1990)
11.          When The Sun Burns Red
12.          Betrayer
13.          Terrible Certainty
14.          Extreme Aggression
15.          Coma Of Souls
16.          People Of The Lie
17.          Choir Of The Damned
18.          The Pestilence
19.          Toxic Trace
20.          Drum Solo
21.          Terror Zone
22.          Pleasure To Kill
23.          Flag Of Hate
24.          Agents Of Brutality
25.          Riot of Violence
26.          Tormentor

'RENEWAL' – 1CD Mediabook & Gatefold 2LP (Transparent Green Vinyl) & Digital

KREATOR's sixth album, 'Renewal' was originally released in October 1992 and took fans a little by surprise. While the band had established a reputation as a formidable thrash metal act, this time they had deviated from their comfort zone. Injecting both industrial and hardcore sounds helped make this one of the most fascinating and intriguing extreme albums of the era. At a time when the entire cutting edge scene was shifting, thanks to the emergence of grunge, KREATOR proved they were still ahead of their peers.

Track List:
1.             Winter Martyrium
2.             Renewal
3.             Reflection
4.             Brainseed
5.             Karmic Wheel
6.             Realitäskontrolle
7.             Zero To None
8.             Europe After The Rain
9.             Depression Unrest
Bonus Tracks:
10.          Winter Martyrium (Rare Version)
11.          Trauma
12.          Europe After The Rain (Remix)

'CAUSE FOR CONFLICT' – 1CD Mediabook & Gatefold 2LP (Blue Vinyl) & Digital

Originally released in July 1995, KREATOR's seventh album 'Cause For Conflict' took a different musical path again. While not abandoning the experimental nuances which had been so crucial to 'Renewal', there was something of a return to more familiar territory this time. Both 'Lost' and 'Isolation' were released as singles and the passage of time has given 'Cause For Conflict' a sense of belonging, because there's little doubt it remains one of the bands most undervalued records.

Track List:
1.             Prevail
2.             Catholic Despot
3.             Progressive Proletarians
4.             Crisis Of Disorder
5.             Hate Inside Your Head
6.             Bomb Threat
7.             Men Without God
8.             Lost
9.             Dogmatic
10.          Sculpture Of Regret
11.          Celestial Deliverance
12.          Isolation
Bonus Tracks:
13.          Suicide In Swamps
14.          Limits Of Liberty
15.          State Oppression

'OUTCAST' – 2CD Mediabook & Gatefold 2LP (Transparent Orange Vinyl) & Digital

With hindsight and a sense of history, 'Outcast' is one of KREATOR's most inventive and important albums. The gargantuan-watt gladiators' eighth studio release was again different to anything they'd done in the past, during a time when metal was in turmoil due to the explosion of grunge and nu-metal. The title 'Outcast' was appropriate for how the band felt in the late 1990's and when this record was released in July 1997, it proved they were still an exciting, individual, and focused band.

Track List:
1.             Leave This World Behind
2.             Phobia
3.             Forever
4.             Black Sunrise
5.             Nonconformist
6.             Enemy Unseen
7.             Outcast
8.             Stronger Than Before
9.             Ruin Of Life
10.          Whatever It May Take
11.          Alive Again
12.          Against The Rest
13.          A Better Tomorrow
Bonus Tracks (Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998):
14.          Intro: Dr. Wagner, Part 3
15.          Terror Zone
16.          Lost
17.          Leave This World Behind
18.          Phobia
19.          Black Sunrise
20.          Choir Of The Damned
21.          Pleasure To Kill
22.          Whatever It May Take
23.          Extreme Aggression
24.          Renewal

 Funeral Shakes Announce April UK Headline Tour.

Funeral Shakes.Saturday 20th January 2018
Funeral Shakes, the Watford based punk rockers will embark on a headline tour April 2018, playing a handful of intimate free shows, and ticketed events across the UK, in support of their stunning self-titled debut album.

Stream/preorder here

Be sure to check out their electric live show on the following dates:

Jan - 2018
20th  Bedford, Esquires - Cancer Research UK fundraiser
W/ Gold Key, Hero Dies First, and VNDTA

Feb - 2018
14th London, Old Blue Last - W/LIRR
15th Watford,  LP Cafe - Instore/Album Release Show
23rd Huddersfield Parish - W/ Mr. Shiraz
24th Stafford, Red Rum - W/Sonic Boom Six
25th Northwich, Salty Dog

April - 2018 - Headline Tour 
4th Bridgewater, Cobblestones
5th Nottingham, Red Room
6th Darwen, Sunbird Records (Free Entry)
7th Glasgow, Broadcast
8th Doncaster, Woolpack (Free Entry)
9th Manchester, Night People
10th London, Thousand Island (Free entry)
11th Bristol, Louisiana

*W/ Cancer Bats + Death By Stereo 
24th Camden, Underworld*
25th Camden, Underworld*
26th Camden, Underworld*
27th Camden, Underworld*


 Sumo Cyco Announce UK Headline Tour With Support From Skarlett Riot.

Sumo Cyco.Saturday 20th January 2018
Canadian punk-metallers SUMO CYCO have announced a UK tour for March 2018!
The tour will include an appearance at Hammerfest in Wales.

The hard rockin’ four-piece released their latest album ‘Opus Mar’ in March last year. Produced by Matt Drake (illScarlett) and James ‘LeRock’ Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone), ‘Opus Mar’ fuses hard rock guitar riffs, in-your-face blast beats and dancehall rhythms, all topped off by frontwoman Skye ‘Sever’ Sweetnam’s electric vocals. The band independently crowdfunded the new album, reaching 249% of their PledgeMusic goal after the buzz of lead single ‘Anti-Anthem’.

Catch Sumo Cyco at the following shows:
Support: Skarlett Riot
14.03 - Chester, Live Rooms
15.03 - Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
16.03 - Sheffield, Corporation
17.03 - HAMMERFEST Wales, Pwllheli 
19.03 - Newcastle, Think Tank
20.03 - Glasgow, Audio
21.03 - Manchester, Rebellion
22.03 - Birmingham, Asylum 2
23.03 - Bridgwater, Cobblestones
25.03 - Bournemouth, Anvil
26.03 - London, Boston Music Room
27.03 - Southampton, Talking Heads

Tickets are on sale on Friday 19th Jan at the following link: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/sumo-cyco-tickets

Check out the videos from ‘Opus Mar’ below:
‘Sleep Tight’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR6B81BV58k
‘Move Mountains’ (Ft. Benji Webbe of Skindred) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULCUEWDd9_0&feature=youtu.be
‘Anti-Anthem’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4rQh52q04w 

 Skindred Announce New Single 'Machine' Featuring Gary Stringer And Phil Campbell.

Skindred.Wednesday 18th January 2018
Ragga rock legends Skindred are proud to announce the release of a new single "Machine" ahead of their forthcoming UK 'Start the Machine Tour ".

Machine will be the first single from the bands forthcoming album Titled 'Big Tings" due out on April 27th on Napalm Records .

The bands single Machine has already been used as both the Intro and outro Theme to ACDC frontman Brian Johnson"s  TV show 'Cars that Rock' Worldwide and features Reef frontman Gary Stringer lining up alongside the bands own Benji Webbe on co-vocals and if that is not enough the single also features Motorhead/Bastard Sons guitarist Phil Campbell taking the honours on the guitar solo too.

Meanwhile the band are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to what will be their Seventh album and could not be more excited.

Skindred Frontman Benji Webbe said " We are totally revved up about our new single Machine and are busy getting wheels into motion and gearing up ahead of our UK tour and what is looking like being a turbo charged  bumper year". "TurboDred charged, big tings ah gworn this year "

Skindred head out  on a full UK tour with special guests CKY on April 19th.

Dates:
Thurs 19th                    Norwich , UEA
Fri 20th                         Southampton, 02 Guildhall
Sat 21st                        Nottingham, Rock City
Sun 22nd                      Manchester, Academy
Tue 24th                       Glasgow , 02 ABC
Wed 25th                     Bristol, 02 Academy
Fri 27th                         Leeds, 02 Academy
Sat 28th                        London, 02 Academy, Brixton
Sun 29th                       Birmingam, 02 Institute

 Hollywood Undead To Head Out On UK Tour.

Hollywood Undead.Wednesday 18th January 2018
Hollywood Undead are sending a message of purpose for 2018 by highlighting “Your Life,” the final track from their new album FIVE.  The standout song closes the record with elegiac keys, jagged riffing and an 808-boom propelled by edge-of-your-seat raps and an undeniable plea: “It’s your life. It’s do or die.”  Watch the brand new video directed by Brian Cox- http://smarturl.it/YourLifeVEVO

“It might be cliché to say, but it needs to be repeated: You can’t waste your fucking time,” said Johnny 3 Tears. “Every moment you waste worrying is a moment you could’ve been doing something that might actually have consequence by the day you die.”

Having just wrapped a 4 month North American tour in December in support of FIVE, Hollywood Undead are jumping right back in with a substantial run of the UK and Europe that starts next week.  With sold out shows from Manchester to Birmingham and Munich to Prague, the quintet’s atomic live performances are in high demand especially in London and Budapest where multiple nights have been sold out since shortly after their announce in August.  Tickets and VIP Packages for all available shows are on sale now.

“Your Life” follows a string of Hollywood Undead videos from FIVE that have now amassed over 20 million combined views.  Watch them all here:
“California Dreaming” http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV 
“Whatever It Takes” http://smarturl.it/WhateverItTakesVEVO
“Renegade” http://smarturl.it/RenegadeVevo
“We Own The Night" http://smarturl.it/WeOwnTheNightVevo
“Black Cadillac” feat B-Real http://smarturl.it/BlackCadillacVevo

FIVE was released on October 27th via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG and debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Threading together a collage of metallic instrumentation, street corner poetry, and industrial haze, the record has already racked up over 35 million streams lead by tracks like “California Dreaming,” “Whatever It Takes” and the airy and ominous “Bad Moon.”  Hollywood Undead are Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny.  Check out FIVE here.

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR
1/24 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow 
1/25 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy - SOLD OUT
1/26 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham - SOLD OUT 
1/27 Norwich, UK The LCR - UEA  
1/29 London, UK KOKO - SOLD OUT
1/30 London, UK KOKO - SOLD OUT
2/1 Utrecht, NL TivoliVredenburg  
2/2 Luxembourg City, LU Den Atelier  
2/3 Weisbaden, DE Schlachtof SOLD OUT
2/4 Cologne, DE Palladium  
2/6 Antwerp, BE Trix  
2/7 Paris, FR Élysée Montmartre 
2/8 Zurich, CH X-TRA  
2/9 Bologna, IT Zona Roveri 
2/10 Munich, DE TonHalle SOLD OUT
2/12 Budapest, HU Akvarium SOLD OUT
2/13 Budapest, HU Akvárium SOLD OUT  
2/14 Linz, AT Posthof  
2/16 Prague, CZ Forum Karlín SOLD OUT 
2/17 Warsaw, PL Klub Stodoła  
2/18 Wroclaw, PL Centrum Koncertowe A2 
2/19 Berlin, DE Huxleys Neue Welt  
2/20 Hamburg, DE Docks SOLD OUT  
2/22 Copenhagen, DK VEGA 
2/23 Gothenburg, SE Tradgarn  
2/24 Stockholm, SE Fryshuset 
2/26 Tampere, FI Pakkahuone SOLD OUT  
2/27 Helsinki, FI Ice Hall Black Box 
3/1 Kyiev, UA Sentrum
3/2 Minsk, BY Prime Hall
3/3 Moscow, RU Stadium Live Club
3/4 St Petersburg, RF A2
3/6 Voronzehh, RF Event Hall
3/8 Rostov-Na-Donu, RF Rostelmash
3/10 Yekaterinburg, RF Tele-Club
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD 2018 EUROPEAN FESTIVALS
6/15-16 Bretigny Sur Orge, FR Download Paris 

 Raveneye To Head Out On Tour.

Raveneye.Wednesday 18th January 2018
Fresh from their stint as special guests on the recent KISS and Bush tours, appearances at Reading and Leeds festivals, and their own American headline dates, UK rock trio RavenEye are happy to announce that their headline UK tour kicks off this week.   Check out their unique home-made trailer HERE  and the official video for 'Come With Me' HERE.

Since releasing their wildly successful EP, 'Breaking Out', and debut album 'NOVA, RavenEye has toured globally, supporting Slash, Deep Purple, The Darkness, KISS​, Bush, Aerosmith, Chevelle and Halestorm, amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.

"This could be the start of something very big indeed" - Classic Rock

"Blues rock riffs that slither their way into your brain" - Kerrang

"Hairs-on-the-back-of-your-neck hard rock epic you'll thank yourself for finding" - The Sun

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

RAVENEYE CONFIRMED DATES 2018:

20/01/18 - NORWICH - THE WATERFRONT - SOLD OUT
21/01/18 - WOLVERHAMPTON – THE SLADE ROOM
24/01/18 - STOKE ON TRENT – THE SUGAR MILL
25/01/18 - MANCHESTER – THE DEAF INSTITUTE
26/01/18 - LEEDS – THE KEY CLUB 
28/01/18 - NEWCASTLE – THINK TANK
30/01/18 - BRISTOL – THE EXCHANGE

01/02/18 - BRIGHTON – THE HOPE AND RUN
02/02/18 - LONDON – DINGWALLS
04/02/18 - SOUTHAMPTON – TALKING HEADS
05/02/18 - CARDIFF – THE GLOBE
08/02/18 - DUBLIN – THE GRAND SOCIAL
09/02/18 - BELFAST – EMPIRE
11/02/18 - GLASGOW – KING TUT'S WAH HUT
12/02/18 - EDINBURGH – THE MASH HOUSE

Tickets are on sale now from:   WWW.RAVENEYEOFFICIAL.COM

 American Satan Out To buy Now.

American Satan.Wednesday 18th January 2018
Sumerian Films’ critically acclaimed supernatural thriller, AMERICAN SATAN, starring Andy ‘Black’ Beirsack, Malcolm McDowell, Denise Richards, John Bradley and more, is out now on DVD/Bluray/Digital worldwide. Directed by Sumerian Films and Records founder Ash Avildsen, AMERICAN SATAN was released in over 120 theaters across America, Canada, Mexico, U.K. and Australia through AMC Independent theaters on Friday the 13th of October, receiving an 84% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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

From the producer of Halloween & The Devil’s Rejects, AMERICAN SATAN features Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria), who bring rock & roll authenticity to the film. Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria are currently out on the Resurrection tour, supporting their new albums, “Vale” and “Asking Alexandria”, respectively.

About the worldwide release of AMERICAN SATAN, director Ash Avildsen had this to say:
“If you’re reading this, you’re probably a true music lover. I made this film to take you on a journey and show you what it’s really like to be in a young modern day band chasing their dreams or to be one of those in the industry that works with them. Almost all scenes in the movie are based on real events that I or the producers have experienced.  But the story doesn’t just stop there. There are the supernatural elements which are up for you to decide on what you believe, but one thing I know is that there is no light without darkness.  This is a cautionary tale. Love over Lust. Dreams over Drugs. Hope over Hatred. This is a reflection of our culture today, where God and the Devil shake hands. This is Rock & Roll. I hope you choose the light.”
-Ash Avildsen, Founder of Sumerian Records

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

In addition to the release of AMERICAN SATAN, Sumerian Records released the album “American Satan” by the fictional band The Relentless. Featuring the voice of PALAYE ROYALE’s Remington Leith, the album charted #1 on digital music charts in 15 countries on iTunes and amassed over 2.2 million views for the music video for “Let Him Burn”.  Check it out here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HimsT8l0Z2A

Jonathan Davis of platinum selling mega group Korn and Nicholas O’Toole composed the score, winning Best Original Score from the Boston Film Festival.
 The Relentless – American Satan Track Listing

  1. Me Against the Devil
  2. Hell is for Children
  3. Let Him Burn
  4. Nights in White Satin
  5. We Lose Control
  6. Save a Prayer
  7. Cadence of My Heart
  8. Personal Jesus
  9. Forgive Me Mother
  10. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
 Doro To Release New Album In August..

Doro.Wednesday 18th January 2018
Finally - on the 3rd  of August 2018, DORO and her band will release their long awaited, as yet untitled new studio album!

The metal queen unveils:
"The writing process of the album is complete and we're currently finalising the mixing. This new record is going to be a diverse album with many fast songs and countless metal anthems. To be honest, I believe that one of these songs could become the next 'All We Are'!"

With this hit under her belt and a new album on the way, the unstoppable metal legend and her band are going to celebrate their 35th jubilee throughout a huge world tour, across late summer 2018!

DORO recently announced an appearance at Bloodstock Festival, Derbyshire on 10th August. Make sure you don’t miss this chance to catch DORO and her band playing their famous hits, as well as some tunes from the new record.

DORO @ Bloodstock Festival, Derbyshire – 10th August

What else can DORO tell us about the upcoming album?
"The first song that I wrote for the new album is a song dedicated to Lemmy. It's called 'Living Life To The Fullest'!"

Following the DORO tradition, there will be a German song included on the album. A mid-tempo track dealing with a deep friendship, just as in 'Für Immer'!

DORO has also announced a string of German and Austrian dates (listed below).

European Tour 2018/19
16.11.  DE     Bremen - Aladin
17.11.  DE     Hamburg - Große Freiheit 36
18.11.  DE     Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus
20.11.  DE     Görlitz - Kulturbrauerei
21.11.  AT     Wien - Simm City
23.11.  DE     Memmingen - Kaminwerk
24.11.  DE     Stuttgart - Im Wizemann
25.11.  DE     Saarbrücken - Garage
27.11.  DE     Frankfurt - Batschkapp
28.11.  DE     Erfurt - Stadtgarten
30.11.  DE     Köln - Live Music Hall
01.12.  DE     Bochum – Zeche

More dates due to be announced soon.

More DORO 2018 live dates:
11. - 16.02.   USA  Miami, FL - Monsters of Rock Cruise
21.06.   BE  Dessel - Graspop Metal Meeting
12. - 14.07.   DE  Balingen - Bang Your Head!!!
15.07.   CZ  Vizovice - Masters of Rock
20.07.   DE  Fritzlar - Rock am Stück
21.07.   DE  Wertheim - Burgrock
02. - 04.08.   DE  Wacken - Wacken Open Air
08. - 11.08.   EA  Villena - Leyendas del Rock (Warlock)
10.08.   UK  Derby - Bloodstock Open Air
01.09.   DE  Hartenholm - Werner Rennen

 Moose Blood Unleash New Single 'It's Too Much'.

Mooseblood.Wednesday 18th January 2018
Moose Blood has premiered their new single "It's Too Much", taken from the band's highly anticipated new album 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore', which will be released on March 9, 2018 on Hopeless Records. Fans can now listen to the song here.

Moose Blood previously released the song and official music video for "Talk In Your Sleep", which debuted with BBC Radio 1's Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. The track is currently on the playlist at BBC Radio 1, Radio X and Kerrang! Radio.  Watch the music video here.

"There's almost a circularity to this album when placed next to our first two," notes lead guitarist Mark Osborne. "The first is full of songs written by enthusiastic, excited kids who just wanted to get their music out there. 'Blush' was more about struggling with some of what came along with that change of lifestyle and 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is really us trying to work through some of what has happened in our lives as a result of doing this band full time. We've put everything into this album. We always write like it might be the last album that we ever get to make and we've challenged ourselves in every way we could on these songs."

'I Don't Think I Can Do This Anymore' is now available for pre-order: 

 Track listing:
1. Have I Told You Enough
2. Talk In Your Sleep
3. Just Outside
4. You Left In The Worst Way
5. All The Time
6. Can We Stay Like This
7. Pull Me From The Floor
8. Walk All Day With You
9. Such A Shame
10. Promise Me
11. It's Too Much

Moose Blood hit the UK this Spring.  Be sure to catch them live at one of the following shows - tickets are selling fast so be quick and grab a ticket today!:

March 2018

2nd    Nottingham, Rock City
3rd    Manchester Academy
5th    Glasgow, QMU
6th    Newcastle, O2 Academy
8th    Birmingham, O2 Institute
9th    Bristol, O2 Academy
10th    London, Roundhouse

Moose Blood recently announced an upcoming 2018 North American headline tour with support from Lydia and McCafferty.  Tickets and tour dates are up now at www.mooseblooduk.com 

 Inglorious To Head Out On Tour With Steel Panther.

Inglorious.Tuesday 17th January 2018
Following a sold out UK and Eire tour in October 2017 – culminating in a sold out night at London's Electric Ballroom on the 20th October, Inglorious are pleased to announce they are returning to the road with Steel Panther in 2018 – having supported the band across Europe in 2016. Inglorious will be main support at the following UK dates (new dates in red):

Sat 20th Jan                Glasgow – O2 Academy  - sold out
Mon 22nd Jan             London, Shepherd's Bush Empire
Tue 23rd Jan               Nottingham, Rock City
Wed 24th Jan             Manchester, O2 Apollo
Fri 26th Jan                 London, Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Sat 27th Jan                Bristol, O2 Academy

Tickets are on sale now from all usual outlets and priced £35 + booking fee. London price is
£40.50 + booking fee.

The band recorded a video message here https://youtu.be/SW8pu3jYyeU

Fresh from entering the UK Rock Charts at No 1 and UK Album Chart at 22 ("Inglorious II" released 12th May 2017), the band completed an extraordinary 2017 with a SOLD OUT headline show at Londons Electric Ballroom.

Produced by the band and mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), "Inglorious II" further enhances the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of "Read All About It," to the beautiful melodies of upcoming first single "I Don't Need Your Loving", from the groove of "High Class Woman" to the classic feeling ballad "Making Me Pay", this is an album that shows the bands influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born – merged with a truly contemporary feel. Driving riffs and instant melodies all overlaid with the unique and powerful vocals of Nathan James. Inglorious are one of the most exciting and vital UK rock acts to emerge in years.

The album is available as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles "I Don't Need Your Loving" and "Taking The Blame". A vinyl release is also available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.

 Tiny Moving PArts Announce Uk Tour For April.

Tiny Moving Parts.Tuesday 16th January 2018
Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts have announced details of a European tour, that sees them return to the UK in April, following the release of their new album, 'Swell', on January 26th on Big Scary Monsters.

The band plays the following venues:

APRIL
07: SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
08: NOTTINGHAM Bodega
09: NEWCASTLE Think Tank
10: GLASGOW Stereo
11: LEEDS Key Club
12: CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
13: LONDON Camden Assembly
14: BIRMINGHAM The Asylum 2
15: MANCHESTER Deaf Institute

Tickets on sale Wednesday 17th January at 10am.

 Myles Kennedy Announces Intimate UK Solo Tour.

Myles Kennedy.Tuesday 16th January 2018
Acclaimed rock musician MYLES KENNEDY is pleased to announce a string of intimate headline dates in the UK, his first as a solo artist. The six shows take place in March, to coincide with the release of his debut solo record, 'Year Of The Tiger'.

Special guests are to be confirmed. Pre-sales kick off at 9am this Wednesday with O2 and 9am Thursday with Live Nation. Tickets go on general sale from 9am this Friday via https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/myles-kennedy-tickets and all good box offices, or direct from the venues. Tickets are sure to fly out the door with venues of this size, so don't delay if you don't want to miss out!

Full dates are as follows:
Sat 17th Mar - BIRMINGHAM Institute 2br> Sun 18th Mar - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Tue 20th Mar - GLASGOW The Garage
Wed 21st Mar - MANCHESTER Gorilla
Sat 24th Mar - BRISTOL Thekla
Mon 26th Mar - LONDON Islington Assembly Hall

Watch the video for lead single 'Year Of The Tiger' on Kennedy's YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/f3L9_6aJi2Q. Directed by Dan Sturgess, the video is based on a concept created from a discussion between Kennedy and his manager. The video follows a reflective Kennedy as he travels through the memory of the loss of his father in 1974 - the year of the tiger. 

'Year Of The Tiger' is currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR and www.MylesKennedy.com. The album is also available for digital pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/MK-YearOfTheTiger and fans that order the album digitally will receive an instant download of the title track. The song is also available at all streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music. On 'Year Of The Tiger', Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn't explored until this point in his career. Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin, in addition to guitar throughout the album. His emotional journey and personal story is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, highlighting his unmistakable and soulful voice. The album is released on March 9.

TRACKLISTING:            
1. Year Of The Tiger
2. The Great Beyond
3. Blind Faith
4. Devil On The Wall
5. Ghost Of Shangri La
6. Turning Stones
7. Haunted By Design
8. Mother
9. Nothing But A Name
10. Love Can Only Heal
11. Songbird
12. One Fine Day

Myles Kennedy burst on the music scene in 1990, but it wasn't until 1995, through his band The Mayfield Four, that he gained some notoriety. It was when the Mayfield Four toured opening for hitmakers Creed that Myles Kennedy would meet Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Alter Bridge, the band that would become Myles' calling card to the world. Alter Bridge released their debut album 'One Day Remains' (later certified Gold by the RIAA) and the group has since gone on to sell millions of records worldwide over the course of 5 studio albums. In 2008, word of Myles Kennedy found its way to members of Led Zeppelin. A now legendary story, Myles jammed with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialized. Soon after, in 2009, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash was working on a solo project and tapped Myles Kennedy to do vocals on 2 songs on that release. That partnership would lead to Myles becoming the vocalist for his other rock band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They have released 2 albums under that moniker. This relationship also led to Myles singing for the iconic Guns N' Roses at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2012 after band founder Axl Rose was unable to attend. Through Myles' various projects, he has appeared on The Tonight Show; Jimmy Kimmel Live; Conan; has had music used by the WWE, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR to name a few; and appeared in the motion picture Rock Star. 2018 will mark a new chapter in Myles' career as he releases his long-awaited debut solo album 'Year Of The Tiger'. The album is a whole new direction for Myles creatively and showcases the talent that has made him one of the premier frontmen in modern music.

 Don Broco Announce HMV Signing Sessions To Celebrate The Release Of New Album 'Technology'.

Don Broco.Friday 12th January 2018
To celebrate the release of their third album Technology on 2nd February, British rock four piece Don Broco will be hitting the road to perform full band acoustic instore sets and meet fans at 6 hmv stores across the UK including London 363 Oxford Street, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Portsmouth.

Kicking off at hmv 363 Oxford Street on the day of the album’s release, the instores will give fans the opportunity to hear the full band perform tracks from their latest album acoustically and meet them in person just days after the album’s release. See below for further details on participating stores, times and dates and visit www.hmv.com/hmvlive for full ticket info.

Technology finds the band filtering their charismatic 80s pop-infected rock, through far-flung genres of metal, funk and electronics.

It features a string of singles which have seen Don Broco become one of the most intriguing and inventive chameleons in music – playing with genres and producing hilarious videos to boot. The likes of ‘Everybody’, ‘Pretty’, Technology’, ‘Stay Ignorant’ and current single ‘T-Shirt Song’ (premiered by Annie Mac as the Hottest Record In The World on Radio 1) showcase a band unafraid to take huge risks and produce music head and shoulders above their peers.

Rob Damiani, Don Broco frontman: “Technology is a reaction to our last record, Automatic. We wrote that album as a test of our traditional songwriting abilities, but Technology was all about keeping ourselves on our toes. For this record we didn’t set any rules, it just had to feel good.”

>Don Broco will appear at:
Fri 2nd Feb - 6:00pm - hmv 363 Oxford St (live & signing, 400 wristbands available)
Mon 5th Feb - 12:30pm - hmv Nottingham (live & signing, 200 wristbands available)
Mon 5th Feb - 17:30pm - hmv Birmingham (live & signing, 300 wristbands available)
Wed 7th Feb - 12:30pm - hmv Liverpool (live & signing, 200 wristbands available)
Wed 7th Feb - 17:30pm - hmv Manchester (live & signing, 250 wristbands available)
Thur 8th Feb - 17:30pm - hmv Portsmouth (live & signing, 200 wristbands available)

For full ticketing details, visit www.hmv.com/hmvlive

 Andrew WK Unleashes New Single 'Music Is Worth Living For'.

Andrew WK.Friday 12th January 2018
Andrew W.K. is excited to release his newest anthem, "Music Is Worth Living For", the debut single from his upcoming album, You're Not Alone, due out March 2nd, 2018 via RED MUSIC/ MUSIC FOR NATIONS (Sony Music)You're Not Alone is Andrew's first collection of brand new rock songs since 2009.  Album pre-orders are available HERE

The new song, "Music Is Worth Living For", features Andrew's characteristically full-blown style, cranked up to an even higher level of emotional intensity. Surging layers of sweeping melody carry across every section of the song, and Andrew's powerful lyrical declarations are punctuated by a choral refrain of the title, professed to the doubters and true believers alike - it's a mass of rock music maximalism worth living for.

About the new track, Andrew says, "'Music Is Worth Living For' is an exaltation of my love for music itself. It's also me pleading with myself to recognize music's eternal power and glory, in the face of hardship and pain. The song is an effort to remind myself that life is worth living, if for no other reason than because of the beauty music conveys. Music is a mysterious phenomenon - it seems both to magically overwhelm and sublimate our suffering, but also to starkly dignify the struggles of our daily life. The physical power of music must be coming from some sort of unshakable truth, sent from the primal core of all being. It's so effortless and elegant in its intensity. I truly believe that listening to music can transform you into a better person. In that way, all my songs have been me just trying to get better, trying to cheer myself up, trying to convince myself that there is hope and joy in the world no matter how dark it may seem. And the lyrics of this song, especially in the verses, are me calling out my own interior negative forces - the lowest and darkest impulses inside me, that wish to hold me down in despair - and I'm telling those malevolent urges once and for all that they won't break me. I will
persevere. And when I triumph, somehow, someday, it will be because of music. This song is a celebration of that essential and divine life-force that music is both emanating from and emitting to us. This song is about how good music makes it feel to not be dead. As the last line of the chorus proclaims, 'Music makes me want to stay alive.' That's probably the truest lyric I've ever written."


HEAR / SHARE "Music Is Worth Living For"
http://smarturl.it/AWK_YNA

YOUTUBE LINK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdW3UJ7lQvU

It's safe to say, nobody has partied harder, longer, or more fervently than the undisputed King of Partying himself, Andrew W.K.. A one-man music machine possessed of a single-minded, monomaniacal focus to spread a singular message: That to party is to exist. And that to exist is to party.  

On You're Not Alone, the party is more epic than ever, delivering everything one would want and expect from an Andrew W.K. record, and more — high octane, rock 'n' roll powered by buoyant, infectious, and jubilant melodies. His new music, always a music of extremes, is relentlessly upbeat and celebratory, while also exploring contradiction and confusion with ultimately enraptured results.

Watch Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell on painting album cover for You're Not Alone
https://youtu.be/1_HFVg6TvDw
You're Not Alone Track List
1. The Power of Partying
2. Music Is Worth Living For
3. Ever Again
4. I Don't Know Anything
5. The Feeling of Being Alive
6. Party Mindset
7. The Party Never Dies
8. Give Up On You
9. Keep On Going
10. In Your Darkest Moments
11. The Devil's On Your Side
12. Break The Curse
13. Total Freedom
14. Beyond Oblivion
15. Confusion and Clarity
16. You're Not Alone

 Crossfaith To Release 'Wipeout' EP.

Crossfaith.Friday 12th January 2018
Crossfaith have today released the first taste of their 'Wipeout' EP (out Jan 26th on UNFD), with the title track available on Digital Streaming Platforms here: unfd.lnk.to/WIPEOUT 

Speaking of the release, singer Ken says, "WIPEOUT is about our future... no one can stop the future, so we chose to dive straight in. These new songs are the guide for where Crossfaith are going - Inside The Flames is heavy and exciting, and Vermillion Gold is super-fast and more technical. Japan is looking to the future. We will host the Olympic Games in 2020, which is the year that the legendary film AKIRA was set. Everyone cares about what's coming next, and Crossfaith have decided to describe our music as images from the future. We want WIPEOUT to be the key to a new door in your mind."
FREEDOM - EP
1. Wipeout
2. Inside The Flames
3. Vermillion Gold

 Alkaline Trio To Release Past Lives Vinyls, Blu Rays And Much More.

Alkaline Trio.Friday 12th January 2018
Alkaline Trio is celebrating their 21st Anniversary by releasing the Past Live recording. The limited edition Past Live vinyl bundle box set includes the live recordings from their 2014 four-night residency at the Metro in Chicago. Starting today, this offering will ONLY be available for a four-week pre-order ending on February 9th.

Across two decades, eight albums, and a multitude of singles, splits, and EPs, Alkaline Trio has built a reputation as a defining act in punk rock's modern era. Formed in Chicago by vocalist-guitarist Matt Skiba in 1996, the band would come into its own with its debut album Goddammit in 1998. Since then, the band has continually evolved, incorporating new influences with each record while achieving artistic, critical, and commercial success along the way.

In 2014 and 2015—just ahead of the band's 20th anniversary—the Trio launched the Past Live tour, which saw the band play four consecutive nights in select cities, playing two of their albums in full at each show. "We realized there were a ton of songs we never played live, just because of studio stuff, or they just never made it into the set initially, and kind of got forgotten about," says vocalist-bassist Dan Andriano. "This was the chance for us to get out and do everything, to kind of celebrate the records by going out and playing them all." And it was an intensive workout for drummer Derek Grant, who analyzed all of the albums to make sure the songs were played as faithfully as possible. "I tried to pick apart the drums for all of the albums, and really understand how and why things were played," says Grant. "It kept me on my toes for sure, and I had a blast."

When the band rolled into the Metro in Chicago—a club that's been as much of a home to the band as any—Audiotree teamed up with Alkaline Trio to record the four shows with multitrack audio and HD video. And now, Alkaline Trio is proud to release Past Live in full, as an eight-LP vinyl box set (with individual LPs available) and a set of four Blu-Rays, along with exclusive printed posters and T-shirts, as well as tote bags made from backdrops the band used on previous tours. With nearly 100 songs performed across those four nights at The Metro, Past Live commemorates the band's storied career and gives fans the chance to relive those celebratory full-album shows.

"It's taken a long time to get it out, and it's hard to even put a finger on why," says Andriano, "But it's finally time." Since those Past Live shows, Andriano and drummer Derek Grant both released solo albums, and Skiba joined blink-182, releasing the chart-topping album California with the band. But as Skiba says, the relationship with the Triofaithful is one that makes revisiting the Past Live sets a reminder of the band's unique relationship with its devoted fans. "Our fans are amazing, and whenever we have a show it feels like we're all in it together," he says. "I was very pleasantly reminded of that at the first show," saying that, with nearly 100 songs to remember, he'd occasionally stumble on a lyric, "I'd forget something and it just didn't matter. The kids knew all the lyrics, and it just made it even better." And aside from the fans who have been with the band for nearly two decades, it gave new fans a chance to be part of it. "It feels like a family," says Grant. "Now people are bringing their younger siblings and their kids to shows, it's multi-generational, which is cool to see."

Alkaline Trio's live shows have always been thrilling due to the fact that, even as the band ascended through the ranks of punk, they always retained the feeling of three friends excited to be on stage together. "When I think of a Trio live show," says Skiba, "I always go back to the humble beginnings of the band, and I want that to always be in this band." Andriano agrees, noting that this anything-could-happen aura is something they've always prioritized, and is captured perfectly on Past Live. "We tried to make shows about all of us—the audience, the crowd, all the singing along—we're very much about the community aspect of it." But in listening

back to Past Live, Andriano's learned something about the band's live shows that he never realized: "We're good too, you know?"

And while Past Live functions as a retrospective, its release also hints at the band's future, with Andriano saying "It feels like the wheels are turning to get things going again." Alkaline Trio closed 2017 with a coveted opening slot for The Original Misfits, a band Skiba describes as his "first love," Alkaline Trio is primed to step back into the spotlight. "We have the wind at our backs, it seems," says Skiba. "Every aspect of the band—be it business or artistically or whatever—it feels like the Gods are in our corner." Andriano agrees, and says that he's ready to make the band's best record yet. "There's not an inch of me that feels like we're done making music, or we're done making new stuff," he says. "I wanna be a band that people want to hear new stuff from. Because I feel like I'm still in a band that wants to write good, new music."

 Black Deer Festival Coming To The UK This Summer.

Black Deer.Friday 12th January 2018
Bringing you an experience like no other, Black Deer promises you a jam-packed weekend of celebrating all things Americana and Country!

Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Eridge Park, Britain's oldest deer park, located on the Kent/East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells, just a mere 50 minutes outside of London. You can expect an array of authentic americana-style meats, smokey whiskeys, bespoke custom bike showcases, storytellings from cultural pioneers, not to mention the incredible line-up of your favourite artists across the Americana, blues, roots, authentic country, folk and bluegrass genres. This family-friendly event encourages people of all ages to completely immerse themselves in all aspects of this culture celebrated by millions on either side of the Atlantic and delivering an authentic, Roots-style line up to the UK.

Romantic, Americana-tinged songwriter Sam Beam - better known as Iron & Wine - will be headlining the Saturday of Black Deer. Fifteen years after his first album Iron & Wine has returned with Beast Epic, gaining critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Guardian and Rolling Stone, you won't want to miss these new cossier-than-ever tracks live for the first time in the UK from our favourite indie-folk legend.

Award winning Brighton born, folk singer-songwriter Passenger is the first headliner to be announced for Black Deer. After achieving a number one in seventeen countries, selling over two million records, and reaching an astounding level of 1.7 billion views on Youtube, Michael David Rosenberg is back with full force, making his UK festival exclusive headlining the Sunday of Black Deer!

For nearly two decades Grammy Award winner Jason Isbell has been one of the most unique voices in Americana. From his work with Drive-By Truckers through to his award winning solo work, he continues to be one of the genre's most vital talents. He'll be bringing his band The 400 Unit to the inaugural Black Deer in a UK Festival Exclusive.

Modern country duo and twin sisters Ward Thomas have quickly established themselves as one of the British country music scene's most successful acts. Championed by BBC Radio 2, their sophomore album 'Cartwheels' became the first album by a UK country act to reach the coveted number one slot on the UK Album Chart upon its release last year.

Long-standing blues sensation Eric Bibb promises to deliver a fiery and soulful rendition of the anthemic songs which have soundtracked his five-decade spanning career and hailed as 'the new face of folk rock', John Moreland will be bringing his expressive whiskey-tinged literary ballads to Black Deer Festival. Elsewhere, making the leap from buskers to headliners, CC Smugglers will be bringing their americana-inspired rhythms to Black Deer and are sure to keep you on your feet and wanting more!

The Americans caught the taste-making eyes of Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford during the making of the award-winning documentary 'American Epic' and between them, have worked with Nick Cave, Tim Robbins and Lucinda Williams.

Having made her name as the lead vocalist and guitarist in the band Howling Bells, Juanita Stein heads to Black Deer as a solo artist following the release of her acclaimed solo debut, America, last year. An evocative and beautiful album, Stein's honeyed voice weaves stories of heartbreak and optimism in songs hailed by The Sunday Times as "A fab, dreamy journey into the dark heart of country-noir". Expect spine-tingling treats from this indie-goddess!

Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of The Guardian and NPE's Ann Powers, Cornwall-based William The Conqueror are a three piece indie-rock group who perfectly chanel classic blues and roots throughout their grunge/indie filter. Their debut album 'Proud Disturber of the Peace' was released this summer and was shortlisted for UK Americana Awards for 'UK Album of the Year'. Elsewhere banjo-pickers Darren Eedens & the Slim Pickin's bring their distinctive honky tonk sounds to the festival.

Alongside a sunkissed and emotive music programme, Black Deer will be rustling up a stunning variety of classic food & drink to take revellers deep into the heartlands of all things Americana - expect an array of mouth-watering delicacies across the Black Deer site served up from bespoke built hostelries and headed up by the revered cookbook authors, food writers and founders of Grillstock Jon Finch and Ben Merrington. Pioneers of the American barbecue scene in the UK since 2010, Jon & Ben created the original barbecue and music festival drawing 20,000 meat fans annually to their weekend of meat, music and mayhem.

Having created the biggest barbecue experience the UK has seen, the pair are experts on all things low 'n' slow having opened five American smokehouse restaurants across the UK as well as co-authored an Amazon best-selling barbecue cookbook.

Serving up their wholesome smoked meats for a true treat for the tastebuds - you'll find the very best ribs and brisket - drenched with sweet sauces from homegrown suppliers. From a variety of acclaimed craft beers, to artisan ales, amazing 'cups of Joe' and straight from the barrel, smooth as silk aged whiskies - your senses will be transported from the very first bite and sip.

Taking place as one of the centerpieces of the festival will be Bolt. Founded in 2013 by Andrew Almond, it has quickly become a key protagonist within the scene, as a brand, a lifestyle and an authentic participant of a culture rich with heritage.

Bolt Motorcycles London will be curating an area of the Black Deer Festival bringing together the rich history and diverse subcultures that have surrounded the ultimate symbol of counter culture - the motorcycle. Since motorcycles were first invented they have been customised either to enhance their performance or to reflect the riders identity in regards to fashion, music or politics.

Meet many creatives showcasing their artisan wares, and cultural pioneers sharing their stories. Try your hand at a range of Americana-inspired experiences, from whiskey tasting and wood-chopping, to leather-craft and denim-customising. Younger folk can fill their boots with exhilarating outdoor adventures, cinema, Ukulele lessons and there's even the opportunity to perform on a stage dedicated specifically for created for for budding juniors.

FULL LIST OF FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED
Iron & Wine
Passenger
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit (UK Festival Exclusive)
Ward Thomas
John Moreland
Eric Bibb
CC Smugglers
The Americans
Juanita Stein
William the Conqueror
Darren Eedens and the Slim Pickins'

Black Deer have teamed up with Supajam Education in Music and Media (SEMM), a multi-award winning educational provider set up by David Court and Nick Stillwell for young people aged 16+ with special education needs and educational health care plans. The school support disadvantaged and vulnerable young people, many of whom have never achieved a qualification and currently have a 93% music diploma pass rate. The promoters of Black Deer have supported Supajam for many years offering employment opportunities to the students on many of their events. Black Deer Festival has become the main focus of the 2017/2018 educational curriculum having given SEMM their own stage at the festival to manage, book and curate. The festival team will be supporting and working closely with these students all year.
TICKET PRICES
Adult Weekend Tier 1 Tickets on sale now from £115 and Junior (5-17 year olds) from £45

 Feed The Rhino Back With New Album 'The Silence'.

Feed The Rhino.Friday 12th January 2018
UK’s FEED THE RHINO proudly present you the brand-new single ‘Losing Ground’ from the forthcoming studio album, “The Silence”, which will be released via Century Media Records on February 16th, 2018. The band comments:
br> “As a band, we've been developing the lighter side of our sound since our first album back in 2010, and have always wanted to be able to showcase a different side to the heavy, raucous music we are known for. ‘Losing Ground’ came from an idea that James had been jamming on an acoustic guitar, and when we heard Lee start singing on it, we knew we had something a bit different and that was so exciting to write and play. It also gave us some new avenues to go down with the production, so we had a lot of fun with that in the studio.

The song means a lot to us and hopefully shows how much we have grown as a band! The song has so many possibilities in the way we play it too, so we are looking forward to getting to explore that a bit more.”
 
Enjoy ‘Losing Ground’ here: https://youtu.be/3_N4-guSDrc
 
“The Silence” will be released on CD (incl. sticker) and digitally. Pre-order the digital album and receive the singles ‘Losing Ground’, ‘Timewave Zero’, ‘Heedless’ and ‘Featherweight’ immediately! https://feedtherhino.lnk.to/TheSilence
FEED THE RHINO – The Silence

1. Timewave Zero (4:11) Watch here: https://youtu.be/8dT-YnBV4nU 
2. Heedless (3:33) Watch here: https://youtu.be/zn4Q565s_zE
3. Losing Ground (4:13)
4. 68 (3:08)
5. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy (3:33)
6. Yellow And Green (3:23)
7. Nerve Of A Sinister Killer (2:57)
8. Fences (3:38)
9. The Silence (3:47)
10. Lost In Proximity (3:21)
11. Featherweight (4:20)
Renowned as ‘one of the UK’s most incendiary live bands’ (Kerrang!) and much-lauded for their ferocious yet melodic sound, FEED THE RHINO will present “The Silence” live on a UK headline run kicking off February 20th, 2018.

Tickets are on sale now via http://myticket.co.uk/artists/feed-the-rhino

FEED THE RHINO live
w/ Bad Sign, HCBP & Cove

February 2018
Tue, 20 UK, Bristol, The Exchange
Wed, 21 UK, Exeter, The Cavern
Thu, 22 UK, Southampton, The Joiners
Fri, 23    UK, London, The Underworld
Sat, 24  UK, Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
Tue, 27 UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Wed, 28 UK, Newcastle, Think Tank

March 2018
Thu, 1 UK, Glasgow, G2
Fri, 2 UK, Manchester, Rebellion
Sat, 3 UK, Birmingham, The Flapper

Festivals 2018
Mar 15, UK, North Wales, Hammerfest
Jun 22-24, France, Hellfest 2018
…more dates to be announced soon…

 Stone Temple Pilots Back With New Single 'Meadow.

stone Temple Pilot.WFriday 12th January 2018
At a private show last month in Los Angeles, Stone Temple Pilots made its triumphant return to the stage at the Troubadour where the Grammy®-winning group welcomed Jeff Gutt as their new lead singer.

Gutt (pronounced goot) is a veteran of the Detroit music scene and has spent the last year writing and recording with founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz. In addition to introducing Gutt, the concert also featured the debut of the new Stone Temple Pilots single "Meadow." Available now via digital and streaming services, the song will appear on the band's as-yet-untitled album, which will be released on Atlantic/Rhino in spring 2018 in conjunction with a North American tour.

Stone Temple Pilots announced their new lead singer on SiriusXM's Volume channel 106 during a special broadcast, "Stone Temple Pilots Reborn," from the Troubadour in Los Angeles on November 14. The complete concert is now up and running exclusively on SiriusXM and can be heard on Howard Stern's Howard 101 channel, as well as Lithium (channel 34). The show will also be available via the SiriusXM app and online at www.siriusxm.com.

This show marks the beginning of a new journey for the band, one that began last year when the DeLeo brothers and Kretz launched a worldwide search for a new singer with whom to write, record, and tour.

"We wanted someone who would not only do our earlier songs justice, but would also write new songs and carve out a different path forward with us. It took some time, but we found our guy," Dean explained.

Before choosing Gutt, the trio received and reviewed about 15,000 submissions online before selecting more than 30 singers to audition in person with the group at Studio 606 in Los Angeles. Gutt sang with the band on the last day of auditions. Ironically, he was the only one who hadn't submitted music online. Instead, he was invited after Robert DeLeo heard about Gutt after DeLeo had played a show in Detroit with the Hollywood Vampires.

"Talk about a happy accident," Robert said. "It was clear right away that Jeff had the range to sing vocally challenging songs like 'Piece of Pie' and 'Interstate Love Song.' But we soon discovered that he also has a great ear for melody and knew how to write a song."

In September 2016, the four of them started working together and spent the next several months finishing off song ideas and writing new music. "The chemistry was there from the start, and Jeff kept coming up with one great melody after another. We ended up finishing 14 songs, which is the most that Stone Temple Pilots has ever recorded for an album," Kretz said.

For his part, Gutt is prepared for the inevitable comparisons to STP's original singer Scott Weiland, who passed away in December 2015.

"No one will ever fill Scott's shoes and I'm not trying to – he's a legend. But these songs deserve to be performed and people want to hear them. I'm just honored that the guys chose me to help them continue to build this band's legacy," Gutt said.

The newly minted quartet is busy mixing the new songs now and plans to release the as-yet-untitled album in early 2018. This will be the group's seventh studio album since its multi-platinum 1992 debut Core, and its first full-length since Stone Temple Pilots in 2010. The album will be released on Atlantic/Rhino, continuing

 Don Broco Unleash New Single 'Come Out To LA'.

Don Broco.Friday 12th January 2018
Don Broco have revealed their brand new single 'Come Out To LA', taken from their forthcoming album Technology, due for release on February 2nd through SharpTone Records.

Featuring one of the most brilliant, entertaining and OTT videos you're likely to see this year – featuring death, dancing, robots, inter-band rivalries, mad scientists, insane TV performances and much, much more – 'Come Out To LA' showcases Don Broco pushing the boundaries both musically and visually.

'Come Out To LA' is a commentary on the band's own experiences in the city: "On our last album with a major label, like most bands when they first sign a worldwide deal, we were shipped off to LA to meet the bigwigs and shoot videos. We had someone taking us to fancy meals, promising us the world, and in our naivety we lapped it all up. It quickly became apparent that it's just a façade."

The track is an eclectic blend of smooth vocal harmonies and infectious guitar and synth hooks, contrasted with a blistering, gritty chorus. Catchy pop-infused verses and brooding synths build to an explosive climax, with pounding overdriven guitars giving way to glistening tones.

'Come Out To LA' is the latest single to be taken from the upcoming album Technology, following the previous singles 'Stay Ignorant', 'Pretty', 'Everybody', and the album's title track. Technology finds the band filtering their charismatic 80s pop-infected rock, through far-flung genres of metal, funk and electronics. The result is a record featuring the band's most inventive, intelligent and infectious songs yet.

The band recently played an explosive sold-out headline show at London's Alexandra Palace, and have recently announced a UK headline tour, with MAN WITH A MISSION in support.
Two album release shows have now been announced prior to the tour, at the Bedford Corn Exchange (Feb 1st) and London's ULU (Feb 2nd). Codes to access a ticket pre-sale will be available from January 8th with any album purchase from here. Tickets will go on general sale from January 10th.

FEBRUARY 2018 TOUR DATES

01/02 – Bedford, Corn Exchange*
02/02 – London, ULU*

08/02 – Portsmouth, Pyramids*
09/02 – Bristol, O2 Academy
10/02 – Cardiff, Great Hall
12/02 – Norwich, UEA
13/02 – Nottingham, Rock City
15/02 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
16/02 – Manchester, Academy
17/02 – Leeds, O2 Academy*
19/02 – Newcastle, Northumbria Institute
20/02 – Aberdeen, Garage*
21/02 – Glasgow, Barrowlands

 Northlane Appear On Fatboy Slim Vs Australia Records.

Fatbou Slim.Friday 12th January 2018
Fatboy Slim is going head to head with Australia on his upcoming release: a remix EP aptly named 'Fatboy Slim vs Australia' 

Northlane, who are 2017 ARIA award winners in the hard rock category have covered a Fatboy classic, 'Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat'.

"Fatboy Slim is an iconic name in electronic music and for many of us, our first introduction to techno, which has lead us down a rabbit hole of new genres and inspired us to take risks with our music. Reinterpreting this song and adding a little bit of the Northlane sound into it was a challenge for us and we hope that we've done it justice. We believe that the metal and electronic genres share many similarities and we're thrilled we got the opportunity to contribute to this release!" says Jon from the band.

Listen to the track HERE
Alongside Northlane, other artists to feature on the release includeTKST, Set Mo, The Aston Shuffle, Sam La More (a member of 2017 ARIA award winner act PNAU), Carmada andLO'99, each tackling hits like 'Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat', 'Weapon of Choice' and 'Right Here, Right Now' from the Grammy Award winning artist.
Fatboy Slim reveals "I'm totally down for vs Australia, sounds like a dual and a whole lot of fun if ever I heard it ....let the people decide when I come to play in January...dance bitch" 
With the 20-year anniversary of critically acclaimed album 'You've Come A Long Way, Baby' coming in 2018, this re-work of his most popular hits comes at the perfect time, giving Fatboy Slim fans new and old a chance to enjoy the tracks that made him a household name.

Fatboy Slim vs Australia:
1. Praise You (The Kite String Tangle Remix)
2. Sunset [Bird of Prey] (The Aston Shuffle Remix)
3. Star 69 (LO'99 Remix)
4. The Rockerfella Skank (Sam La More Remix)
5. Weapon of Choice (Set Mo Remix)
6. Right Here, Right Now (Carmada Remix)
7. Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (Northlane Remix) *please note this is a cover, but credited as a remix
Fatboy Sim vs Australia will be released on January 19th through Skint/BMG, coinciding with Fatboy's run of festival headline dates around the country with Electric Gardens.

 Senses Fail Unleash Video For 'Gold Jacket, Green Jacket'.

Senses Fail.Friday 12th January 2018
Senses Fail is thrilled to share their brand new song and video, "Gold Jacket, Green Jacket...," premiering now via Loudwire. The track comes from the band's forthcoming 7th full-length album, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You. The new 12-song album will be released on February 16th, 2018 via Pure Noise Records and can be pre-ordered now here
On the new single, singer Buddy Nielsen shares: "This song is an attempt to give a voice to the millions of people struggling everyday to follow their dreams and passions. We as a generation have endured and sacrificed much more than our elders give us credit for. War, climate change, mass shootings, economic uncertainty and crippling debt are just some of the struggles that we have been handed by the generation before us, all while be told we aren't doing enough to succeed. Despite all this we are strive to do whats right, follow our hearts and try to leave this world a better place."
If There Is A Light, It Will Find You was produced by Beau Burchell (Moose Blood, Saosin, Hands Like Houses) andis the first time singer Buddy Nielsen has fully written the entirety of the album alone.  Nielsen experienced life-altering changes over the past two years that have contributed directly to the making of this record. The band has always been known for pushing boundaries lyrically and addressing topical issues from stage during a live show, but this time around you can feel the weight of uncontrollable stressors wearing down on Buddy as he navigates the listener through his personal life, from song to song. 
Fans will notice a dramatic shift back to the band's rock roots, honing the sound they realized on iconic records like Let It Enfold You while also embracing the future of the band and personal experiences like both the loss and birth of a child. Underneath the album's brighter, melody-driven exterior lurks a dark fascination with the concept of mortality – creating a juxtaposition of light and shadows that directly reflects on Senses Fail's marked history.

If There Is A Light It Will Find You Track Listing: 
Double Cross
Elevator to the Gallows
New Jersey Makes, The World Takes
Gold Jacket, Green Jacket...
First Breath Last Breath
Ancient Gods
Is It Gonna Be The Year
You Get So Alone At Times It Just Makes Sense
Orlando and a Miscarriage
Shaking Hands
Stay What You Are
If There Is Light, It Will Find You

 The Fallen State Announce The Release Of New Single 'Nova'.

The Fallen State.Friday 12th January 2018
UK five piece The Fallen State are delighted to announce the release of 'Nova" – featuring vocals and guitar contributions from Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson. Whilst touring with the band, Robertson heard The Fallen State track "Nova" and fell in love with it. Discussions were had and Chris recorded vocals alongside Vocalist Ben Stenning. The resulting single highlights what a remarkable song "Nova" is. Already playlisted across UK radio – including Planet Rock and Kerrang radio. The single has already charted in the iTunes chart and is rising. The single is the perfect set up for a new headline tour from The Fallen State in 2018.

Fresh from successful tours with Black Stone Cherry, US Grammy winners Halestorm, 3 Doors Down and fellow UK rockers Young Guns and Heavens Basement, The Fallen State are proud announce a full UK tour in March/April 2018. The full tour is as follows

Saturday 24th March 2018    Plymouth, The Underground
Sunday 25th March                Exeter, Cavern
Monday 26th March               London, o2 Academy 2
Thursday 29th March             Southampton, The Brook
Friday 30th March                 Doncaster, The Woolpack Live
Saturday 31st March            Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sunday 1st April                  Newcastle, Jumpin' Jacks
Tuesday 3rd April                Manchester, Factory 251
Wednesday 4th April            Edinburgh, Bannermans
Thursday 5th April               Birmingham, o2 Academy 3
Saturday 7th April               Bideford, The Palladium

Tickets are available from 10am GMT Monday 4th December 2017 from
www.ticketmaster.co.uk www.ticketweb.co.uk www.seetickets.com

 Firewind Launch New Video For 'we Defy'.

Firewind.Friday 12th January 2018
Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, who are continuing to promote their latest album “Immortals” on a European tour together with Rage, have launched a new video clip for the track 'We Defy' now.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/iDYJQVeaKgA

FIREWIND guitarist and bandleader Gus G. checked in with the following comment from the road:

“Hello friends and Happy New Year! We’ve kicked off 2018 in a great way, touring all over Europe with the legendary Rage. The first few shows of the tour have been insane!

In December, we captured some of this magic on camera when we played our hometown Thessaloniki inGreece. The video for the song 'We Defy' gives you an idea of the excitement and energy at a FIREWIND show. We hope you enjoy it and hope to see you at a show!”

Check out all upcoming FIREWIND live dates as well as a newly announced tour of Latin America for February and March 2018:

FIREWIND – Live 2018

Europe/UK Tour and very special guests RAGE:
10.01. A Salzburg - Rockhouse
12.01. CZ Prague - Nova Chmelnice
13.01. CZ Zlin - Masters of Rock cafe
14.01. SK Kosice - Collosseum
15.01. H Budapest - A38
16.01. SK Bratislava - Randal Club
18.01. ES Murcia - Garaje Beat
19.01. ES Madrid - Sala Mon
20.01. ES Oviedo - Sir Lauren
21.01. UK London - Underworld
22.01. UK Sheffield - Corporation


Latin American Tour:
‪23.02. Queretaro, MX - La Casona Del Arbol Teatro y Cocina Show Center
24.02. Mexico City, MX - Foro Cosa Nostra
25.02. Merida, MX - Delorian Bar 
27.02. San Salvador, El Salvador - CIFCO
28.02. Guatemala City, Guatemala - Rock'ol Vuh
01.03. Bogota, Colombia - Auditorio Lumiere
02.03. Quito, Ecuador - Sala Demetrio Aguilera Malta 
03.03. Lima, Peru - C.C. Festiva
06.03. Buenos Aires, Argentina - The Roxy La Viola Bar
10.03. São Paulo, Brasil - Manifesto Bar
11.03. Limeira, Brasil - Bar da Montanha

Festival dates:
17.03. DE Marsberg – Metal Diver Festival
02.-04.08 DE Wacken – Wacken Open Air

GUS G. – Live 2018:
21.02. Mexico City - The Contemporary Music School (Guitar Clinic)
15.-20.04. Palma/Marseille (Spain/France) – Full Metal Cruise

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands To 2018 Festival.

Bloodstock Open Air.Wednesday 10th January 2018
BLOODSTOCK are excited to make their first band announcement of 2018!  

Tickets for 2018 are flying out the door, with less than 50 VIP tickets remaining.  Do not delay if you're planning on joining us in the Serpent's Lair!  Standard tickets, as well as the very popular Deposit Scheme and the last few camper van pitches are all currently available in the ticket store.  So, about those band announcements...

JASTA & FRIENDS are set for a Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Sunday!  As a great friend of BLOODSTOCK, we're thrilled to welcome Jamey Jasta, frontman of Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow and Icepick, back to the festival with his solo band, JASTA.  However, this is not just JASTA, this is JASTA & FRIENDS, so expect some special guests to jump on stage for various songs, just for the BOA faithful at BLOODSTOCK 2018! Guests will be revealed in due course, but we can tell you that the mighty Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down, Kingdom of Sorrow) will be one of them! Jamey says, "I'm beyond excited and honoured to have my first UK show with JASTA be at the mighty Bloodstock Festival! So many legends have graced the Bloodstock stages, we will channel their energy and give the fans a killer set with some special surprise guests!" Check out JASTA's recent video for 'The Same Flame' here - https://youtu.be/P7PnbooaTOE.

VENOM INC also join Saturday's main stage bill!  With new album, 'Avé' released via Nuclear Blast last year, the seminal British metal icons will be bringing both classic tracks and new to BLOODSTOCK next August.  Check out the lyric video for 'Avé Satanas', taken from that album here - https://youtu.be/Xt_yGt0ET0U and get ready to welcome The Demolition Man, Mantas and Abaddon to Catton Park!

Our Saturday night Sophie Lancaster stage headliner will be ORPHANED LAND!  The ground-breaking band's new album, 'Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs' is set for release later this month via Century Media and features guest appearances from Blind Guardian's Hansi Kürsch, Tomas Lindberg from At The Gates and Steve Hackett.  Check out the epic album teaser here - https://youtu.be/GNm20DFCO7Y.

Also joining the bill are the hotly tipped Danish prog metal outfit VOLA, who join the Sophie stage bill on Saturday.  The band are hard at work on their new studio album, set for release through Mascot Records this year.  Get a taster of their sound via the video for 'Stray The Skies' taken from 2016's debut album, 'InMazes' - https://youtu.be/EipdyUZfrG0.

If you haven't grabbed your ticket yet and are a bit stretched post-Christmas, BLOODSTOCK's payment plan helps ease the 'lump sum' shock of paying for your ticket by breaking it into five smaller, more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store any time before 28th Feb for an initial deposit of £36.00.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29.00 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.  Find out full details and sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  

If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets will not go on sale until next summer.  Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday's bil toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, as well as EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, WEDNESDAY 13, FOZZY, COMBICHRIST, BLOODBATH, MR BIG, KAMELOT, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

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

 Terror Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

Terror.Wednesday 10th January 2018
Nuclear Blast is delighted to announce that it has closed a record deal with long-running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse TERROR for Europe (Pure Noise Records for the rest of the world).

The band is currently working on their 8th studio album, scheduled for a tentative summer 2018 release.

Commented TERROR vocalist and main man Scott Vogel"We are super excited to start a new chapter of TERROR in Europe with NB. This is the label we wanted to work with for the future because of their strong presence and awesome roster. Can’t wait to put out a new album in the middle of 2018 with the label and work together on this next project."

TERROR will be touring Europe alongside label mates HATEBREED and MADBALL as part of the renowned EMP PERSISTENCE Tour, kicking off next week in Berlin, Germany and finishing up in London on January 28th.

EMP Persistence Tour 2018
HATEBREED
MADBALL
TERROR
POWER TRIP
BORN FROM PAIN
BROKEN TEETH HC
INSANITY ALERT
18.01. D Berlin - Astra Kulturhaus
19.01. NL Utrecht - Tivoli Ronda
20.01. D Dresden - Eventwerk
21.01. D Munich - Backstage
22.01. CH Zurich - Komplex
23.01. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
24.01. CZ Brno - Sono
25.01. D Lichtenfels - Stadthalle
26.01. B Torhout - De Mast
27.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
28.01. UK London - o2 Forum Kentish Town

 Casey Announce Europe And UK Headline Tour For March And April.

Casey.Wednesday 10th January 2018
CASEY recently revealed details of their second album 'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping', which will be released via Hassle Records on March 16, 2018. The Welsh five-piece are now pleased to announce a full UK & European headline tour to follow up the unveiling of the record and the previously announced album release shows. The tour will span three weeks in March/April, including a week in the UK which kicks off April 13 at London's Boston Music Room. Casey spent much of 2017 on the road, bringing their unique and supremely emotive take on post-hardcore to venues and festivals across the continent. Their live experiences included stints supporting The Amity Affliction and Boston Manor, as well as storming sets at Slam Dunk, Download, Reading & Leeds and Impericon Festivals.

'Where I Go When I Am Sleeping' -  the follow up to 2016's debut album 'Love Is Not Enough' - is a deeply personal journey through vocalist Tom Weaver's issues with physical and mental afflictions, some of which have dogged him from birth. Recorded at rural Wales' illustrious Monnow Valley Studios and produced by Brad Wood (Placebo, Sunny Day Real Estate, Touché Amoré), the songs that comprise the album are much more expansive, atmospheric and layered than anything Casey have done to date. It's a record that flows from one vividly depicted moment to the next, one memory to another. And while there is still some desperate rage and gutteral screaming in the likes of 'Wavering', 'Phosphenes' and, the first single to be revealed from the album, 'Fluorescents', the band have also created much more space for calmer, though no less anxious, soundscapes. It makes for an incredibly cohesive and immersive record.

WHERE I GO WHEN I AM SLEEPING EU|UK TOUR 2018
(with support from Endless Heights & Rarity)

30.03.18 Belgium Dendermonde @ JH Zenith  
31.03.18 Netherlands Arnhem @ Willemeen   
01.04.18 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden  
02.04.18 Germany Hannover @ Mephisto  
03.04.18 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau  
04.04.18 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns  
06.04.18 Hungary Budapest @ Dürer Kert  
08.04.18 Germany Munich @ Feierwerk  
09.04.18 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff  
10.04.18 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er  
11.04.18 Germany Hamburg @ Goldener Salon  
12.04.18 Germany Cologne @ MTC  
13.04.18 UK London @ Boston Music Room  
14.04.18 UK Leeds @ The Key Club  
15.04.18 UK Newcastle @ Jumpin Jacks  
16.04.18 UK Plymouth @ Underground  
17.04.18 UK Manchester @ Satan's Hollow  
18.04.18 UK Birmingham @ Asylum2  
19.04.18 UK Nottingham @ Rock City Basement

 Stone To Release Debut Album 'Inch Of Joy' In March.

Stone.Wednesday 10th January 2018
Pasadena based record label Pure Noise Records welcomes Milwaukee hardcore/metal band STONE to their growing roster. The label will release the band's debut album, Inch of Joy, on 2nd March 2018 and has launched a pre-order for the album here: Stone.MerchNow.Com
STONE premiered new video for the track "Lost on You." Watch it now here

""Lost On You" is for the people that talk and talk about how much they give a shit about hardcore and at the end of the day, it couldn't be further from the truth. This dies if you don't give back what you take from it." - Zach Dear

The band will make their UK debut last month, all dates below:
BACKTRACK with Special Guest: Risk It, Stone
Bad To My World European Tour 2018
 
14.02.18 Germany Köln MTC
15.02.18 Germany Münster Triptychon
16.02.18 Germany Berlin Cassiopeia
17.02.18 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
18.02.18 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof
19.02.18 Germany München Feierwerk
20.02.18 Germany Stuttgart Juha West
21.02.18 Switzerland Zürich Dynamo
22.02.18 Belgium Mol JH Tydeeh
23.02.18 UK London Boston Music Room
24.02.18 UK Leeds Temple Of Boom
25.02.18 Netherlands Eindhoven Dynamo

STONE features former Expire guitarist Zach Dear, along with Marcus Boldt, Jimmy Ladue, Mitch Reitman and Sean Thompson. The band has played shows with Stick To Your Guns, Comeback Kid, & Broken Teeth, and are confirmed for Midwest Blood Fest on February 9th-10th. 

The band's debut album, Inch of Joy, is a masterclass in hardcore, with elements of metal infused for a ferocious sound that's destined to be one of the most turbulent and crucial albums from the scene in 2018.
Inch of Joy Tracklisting:
1. Inch of Joy
2. Skeletons
3. Lost On You
4. War Dance
5. Struck A Chord
6. Under The Eye
7. Failure
8. Guilty
9. Push_Suffer
10. The Only Cure
11. No Light
12. Box Me Out

 The Temperance Movement To Release New Album.

The Temperance Movement.Wednesday 10th January 2018
British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have returned with news of a brand new studio album to be released in early 2018, supported by a European headlining tour.

Following a whirlwind few years in which they released two Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars THE ROLLING STONES. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are finally back, having been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for an even bigger year in 2018.

The band's eagerly-anticipated new album, 'A Deeper Cut', is due to be released on February 16th, 2018 and features 12 brand new songs which draw on the band's recent experiences and showcase their ever-improving songwriting abilities.

"This is my favourite record we've made so far and I'm more excited about getting this out there than I have been about any of the previous albums," states guitarist Paul Sayer.  "I feel like we've really captured what the band is about on this one; I can't wait for people to hear it and I can't wait to get out on the road and play it live to everyone."

Guitarist Matt White, who makes his recording debut with THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on 'A Deeper Cut', adds: "There isn't an ounce of fat on this album.  Everything that is on there happened because it was absolutely necessary and vital that it was put down.  It's both a nod to the past and a wink to the future.  It was a pleasure to be involved in writing and recording with The Temperance Movement for the first time.  I feel that together, with [producer] Sam Miller, we have surpassed any expectations that were placed upon us and that we have produced the finest body of work from the band to date."

'A Deeper Cut' is available for pre-order now on limited edition signed digipak CD, regular digipak CD, regular vinyl, and limited edition signed coloured vinyl.  

Sold Out 14 date UK club tour in November 2017

Mon 19th Feb 2018           Brighton, Concorde 2, UK
Tues 20th Feb                        Cambridge. Junction, UK
Wed 21st Feb                        Birmingham, o2 Institute, UK
Thurs 22nd Feb                     Bristol, o2 Academy, UK
Sat 24th Feb                           Poole, Winters End Festival, UK festival date
Sun 25th Feb                          Manchester, o2 Ritz, UK
Tues 27th Feb                        Dublin, Grand Social, EIRE
Wed 28th Feb                        Belfast, Empire Music Hall, UK
Fri 2nd March                        Aberdeen, The Garage, UK
Sat 3rd March                        Glasgow, Barrowlands, UK
Sun 4th March                       Newcastle, University, UK
Mon 5th March                     Sheffield, o2 Academy, UK
Wed 7th March                    Portsmouth, Pyramids, UK
Thurs 8th March                   Nottingham, Rock City, UK
Fri 9th March                         London, o2 Forum, UK
Sun 18th March                    Munich, Backstage Werk, GERMANY
Mon 19th March                  Vienna, Chelsea, AUSTRIA
Wed 21st March                  Prague, Futurum, CZECH REPUBLIC
Thurs 22nd March              Warsaw, Hydrozagadka, POLAND
Sat 24th March                     Berlin, Lido, GERMANY
Sun 25th March                    Hamburg, Knust, GERMANY
Tues 27th March                 Cologne, Buergerhaus, GERMANY
Wed 28th March                 Amsterdam, Melkweg, HOLLAND
Thurs 29th March               Leffinge, De Zwerver, BELGIUM
Sun 1st April                           Cenon, Le Rocher De Palmer, FRANCE
Mon 2nd April                        Nantes, Le Ferrailleur, FRANCE

 George Ezra Announces Forestry Commission Shows.

George Ezra.Monday 8th January 2018
George Ezra has announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

George Ezra is one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade. The announcement heralds a big year for George, ahead of the release of his highly anticipated, soon-to-be-announced second album in March 2018. His debut album Wanted On Voyage is certified 4x platinum in the UK, and was amongst the top 10 biggest selling artist albums in this country in both 2014 and 2015, reaching #1 in the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks in the chart overall. In little more than 18 months Ezra went from virtual unknown to one of the international breakthrough artists of recent times: taking in a top 10 album in 10 countries; three sold out UK tours; nominations for four BRITs, one BBC Music Award and an Ivor Novello. George returned last summer with a new single Don’t Matter Now and the sold out, tongue-in-cheek-titled ‘TOP SECRET Tour’, and a summer of festival performances at Glastonbury, V Festival, TRNSMT and the Isle of Wight, amongst others.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held annually in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and bar, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

George Ezra + Guests
Sunday 17 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday 1 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets £34.50 (plus £3.95 booking fee) available from 9.00am on Friday 12th January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at forestry.gov.uk/music

 Seaway To Embark On UK Tour.

Seaway.Monday 8th January 2018
SEAWAY have today released a video for 'London', taken from their excellent new album 'Vacation' which was released via Pure Noise Records.

On the video singer Ryan Locke says "Shooting the video for London was probably the most fun we've had in the winter outdoors since going to igloo parties in high school. We can't wait to be playing the new single along with many more songs from Vacation for the first time in the UK on our upcoming headliner. Joining us will be the UK's best up-and-comers Lizzy Farrell and Woes, it's shaping up to be a musical experience like no other!" 

To watch the video, filmed in both London and in Canada click HERE

SEAWAY HEADLINE TOUR DATES

Jan 10th - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
Jan 11th - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Jan 12th - Leeds, UK @ The Key Club
Jan 13th - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
Jan 14th - Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
Jan 15th - Birmingham, UK @ Institute3
Jan 16th - Southampton, UK @ Joiners
Jan 17th - London, UK @ The Garage

Tickets here

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Gear Up To Release New Album.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.Monday 8th January 2018
BRMC have already treated fans to four instant grat tracks, first single "Little Thing Gone Wild"  a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – which was the inspiration for the LP's title, drawing on a lyrical passage. "Lord you hear me loud into my soul speaker, why won't you let me out, you've got the wrong creature'.  Next up came the Cave-esque murder balladry of "Haunt" followed by 'Question of Faith' and 'King Of Bones'.

The widely acclaimed California-based band consists of Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar), and Leah Shapiro (drums). They've been crafting perfectly honed, bluesy, psychedelic garage-rock since 1998 and this will be the final instant grat track before the release of their 7th studio album Wrong Creatures, via Abstract Dragon Records. Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire), it is released on January 12th, 2018 and was awarded 4 stars by Q magazine who noted that "the band's mastery of (bad) mood has only matured with age". Pre-order it HERE. 

Recorded in Los Angeles, Wrong Creatures takes a journey throughout rock's history, taking unlikely twists and turns, both peppered with historic influences but also having one foot firmly in the present. Yet their focus still firmly set on returning to edge of the stage, never resting on their laurels and bringing people further into their live experience.

Ultimately, the band are survivors during an era where rock'n'roll can often be overshadowed by garish pop and domineering hip-hop. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have learned how to cut out all the noise and concentrate on what matters.  Robert Levon Been: "We are truly an island - come hell or high water, so it's usually best to dress accordingly. Though I'm not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything."

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club  have just delighted their UK & European fans with an extensive tour, and will be touring the USA from  January 15, 2018 with dates in Washington DC, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and more. Tickets are on sale now - HERE. The band has partnered with Plus 1 for the US tour in which $1 from each ticket will be donated to War Child, a worldwide organization that supports programs aiding women & children dislocated and impacted by war, political unrest, terrorism and poverty.

 Judas Priest To Release New Album 'Firepower'.

Judas Priest.Friday 5th January 2018
Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However,
the legendary metal band - singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis - refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall - 'Firepower.' 

Set for release on Friday 9th March 2018 via Columbia Records - the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  And to mark the occasion Priest has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band's releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as 'Unleashed in the East,' 'British Steel,'  'Screaming for Vengeance' and 'Defenders of the Faith') and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

Album is available to pre-order now on CD, limited edition coloured vinyl and digital from the official Judas Priest store here

"Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing," explains Halford. "And Andy is a bit more of a 'modern metal producer' but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom's. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy's world is was just a remarkable coalescence." "Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense," adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band's earlier classics - "We went back to the organic way of recording where it's all of us in a room and we got to play together." 

The album's first single 'Lightning Strike' will be available worldwide on Friday 5th January 2018 and later that day the song's music video will be premiered. 

With the impending arrival of 'Firepower' and its ensuing world tour (which kicks off on 13th March in the USA), THE PRIEST IS BACK!

'FIREPOWER' TRACKLISTING:

1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red

 The stranglers Announce March 2018 UK Tour.

The Stranglers.Friday 5th January 2018
The Stranglers will be hitting the road again in March 2018, this time with The Definitive Tour.

With the vast catalogue of material that the Stranglers have in their recorded arsenal, it is never easy to decide exactly which songs to bring together on record or perform live on tour but, in March 2018, the band will present their "Definitive" collection. The Definitive Tour is set to coincide with the planned re-release of their first seven albums (six studio and one live) originally issued on the UA and EMI/Liberty labels.

As always, audiences can expect to be swept up high on the wave of the Stranglers' powerful sound during what is always an exhilarating live experience; pounding rhythms, soaring melodies, quirky humour and thrillingly daring musicianship will come together again this March.

One of the UK's most exciting, credible and influential British groups, the Stranglers are riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity. They continue to thrive on the live circuit and their existing large and loyal fan base has swelled in recent years as new converts join the ranks. With record-breaking, sell-out shows and festival appearances throughout the UK and the rest of the world, public demand to hear and see the group has never been so high; true testament to their considerable musical talent and the enduring quality of their songs.

For the 2018 UK tour, the Stranglers are also pleased to announce that Therapy? will be their special guests. One of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation, Therapy? made a spectacular breakthrough in 1994 with their multi hit-spawning album, Troublegum, which clocked up a cool million sales worldwide.The group are expecting to release their 15th album in early 2018 and have spent much of the past year performing a series of critically-acclaimed acoustic dates.

03  BELFAST Ulster Hall
06  LIVERPOOL  O2 Academy 
08  GLASGOW  O2 Academy 
09  INVERNESS  Ironworks 
10  KILMARNOCK  Grand Hall 
12  NOTTINGHAM  Rock City 
13  PORTSMOUTH  Guildhall 
15  BRISTOL  O2 Academy  
16  CARDIFF  Tramshed
17  BIRMINGHAM  O2 Academy  
19  NORWICH  The Nick Rayns LCR 
20  SOUTHEND  Cliffs Pavilion
22  LEEDS  O2 Academy
23  LINCOLN  Engine Shed
24  LONDON  O2 Brixton Academy
26  GUILDFORD  G Live
27  READING  Hexagon
29  NEWCASTLE  O2 Academy
30  CAMBRIDGE  Corn Exchange
31  MANCHESTER  O2 Apollo 

 Tiny Moving Parts To Release 'Swell' On The 26th January.

Tiny Moving Parts.Friday 5th January 2018
Minnesota's Tiny Moving Parts have just released the music video for their new song "Applause." The band's new album Swell, set to be released on Big Scary Monsters on January 26th. Pre-orders for the record are available now.

Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen has played in Tiny Moving Parts with his cousins, brothers Matthew Chevalier and Billy Chevalier since junior high school, and their tight, mathy post hardcore-pop punk combination shows their skills in spades. Their live show is frenetic, and their musical prowess is impressive - the complexity of their songs makes it difficult to believe there are only three of them onstage. The band first drew attention with the release of their debut LP This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship in 2013 on Kind of Like Records, eventually signing to Triple Crown Records in 2014, who released their second LP Pleasant Living later that year. In 2016, Tiny Moving Parts released their third LP, Celebrate, to widespread acclaim from NPR, Noisey, Alternative Press, the AV Club and many others and were nominated for the "Best Underground Band" award at the 2016 APMAs and "Best New Artist Music Video" at the 2017 APMAs.

Swell tracklisting
1. Applause
2. Smooth It Out
3. Feel Alive
4. Caution
5. Wildfire
6. Whale Watching
7. It's Too Cold Tonight
8. Malfunction
9. Wishbone
10. Warm Hand Splashing

 Bloodstock Open air Announces 2018 Festival Deposit Scheme.

Bloodstock.Thursday 21st December 2017
BLOODSTOCK's a hive of activity this December, with many more exciting band confirmations still to come!  Our latest news is the launch of 2018's very popular 'deposit scheme'!

Launching on Thursday 21st December, BLOODSTOCK's payment plan helps ease the 'big lump sum' shock of paying for your weekend ticket, by breaking it up into five smaller, more manageable amounts.  Sign up in the ticket store at any time between 21st Dec and 28th Feb, with an initial payment of £36.00.  Thereafter, four additional instalments of £29.00 will debit your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.  Find out full details and sign up over at https://bloodstock.seetickets.com.

In a trial run and subject to availability, a small amount of 50 VIP tickets will be available on the deposit scheme in 2018.  For a VIP camping package for 1 person, the initial payment will be £65.00 on sign up, with four additional instalments of £58.00 debiting your bank account on 3rd April, 1st May, 1st June and 2nd July respectively.

The very limited remainder of our VIP 'Serpents Lair' tickets and VIP upgrades (for those who have already purchased an early bird weekend ticket), plus standard weekend tickets are all currently available in the ticket store.  A very small number of camper van pitches are also still on sale, after space was doubled for 2018.

With Friday night headliners, JUDAS PRIEST, Saturday headliners, GOJIRA and Sunday's bil toppers, NIGHTWISH already announced, plus EMPEROR, DEVILDRIVER, WATAIN, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, FOZZY, WEDNESDAY 13, KAMELOT, COMBICHRIST, MR BIG, BLOODBATH, DORO, ORDEN OGAN, SEPTICFLESH and MEMORIAM so far, 2018 is shaping up to be another stellar year for BLOODSTOCK.

Check out the new festival trailer here - https://youtu.be/u2ySjBak5OU.

If you already know you can only attend for one day, sign up for a day ticket reminder email as day tickets will not go on sale until next summer.  Register your day ticket interest here - https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock.

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

 Arch Enemy To Release Massive Box Set.

Arch Enemy.Thursday 21st December 2017
Extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY will release a deluxe vinyl box set including all ten studio albums and a bonus Gatefold 2LP featuring covers and bonus tracks recorded between 1996 and 2017 on February 16th, 2018! The hand-numbered box set also comes with a 36-page-booklet with liner notes. All albums are mastered for vinyl.
It will be available as a picture LP box set and also in the following vinyl colors:

Black vinyl – limited to 1.500 copies
Clear vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro
Transparent red vinyl – limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP
Silver vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at Nuclear Blast
Dark green vinyl – limited to 100 copies, only available at ST Records
Picture vinyl – limited to 500 copies
Use the following link to direct you to all preorders: https://archenemy.lnk.to/1996-2017

The band will continue to spread their power in early 2018 on their Winter tour with Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer across Western Europe. Full dates can be found listed below. Tickets are available at www.archenemy.net
ARCH ENEMY live

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ Wintersun, Tribulation & Jinjer
12.01.2018 Munich (Germany) - Tonhalle
13.01.2018 Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Komplex
17.01.2018 Milano (Italy) - Alcatraz
18.01.2018 Lyon (France) - Transbordeur
19.01.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 Madrid (Spain) - La Riviera
22.01.2018 Toulouse (France) - Le Bikini
23.01.2018 Paris (France) - Bataclan
24.01.2018 Antwerp (Antwerp) - Trix
26.01.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 Geiselwind (Germany) - Music Hall
28.01.2018 Tilburg (Netherlands) - O13
29.01.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
01.02.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Rockefeller
02.02.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
03.02.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgarn
05.02.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Huxleys
06.02.2018 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
07.02.2018 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage
09.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - ABC*
10.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rock City*
11.02.2018 London (UK) - Koko*
13.02.2018 Manchester (UK) - Ritz*
14.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - Academy*

*without Jinjer

 Issues Release New Music Video.

Issues.Thursday 21st December 2017
Atlanta-based rock band ISSUES have released new video for track 'Hero' You can watch new video here
'Hero' is taken off album Headspace which was released via Rise Records.

ISSUES recorded HEADSPACE at Interlace Audio in Portland, OR with producers Kris Crummett, Erik Ron and Tyler "Scout" Acord.  ISSUES broke big with 2014's self-titled debut, which entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 9 and hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Modern Rock, and Top Independent Albums charts. Since the release of 2012's debut EP Black Diamonds (which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Hard Rock and Top independent Albums charts), ISSUES has earned "Artist of the Year" honours at the 2015 Alternative Press Music Awards, shared stages with the likes of Linkin Park, Of Mice & Men, Bring Me The Horizon and PVRIS, amassed over 40,000,000 Spotify streams and 20,000,000 YouTube views, and built a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the hundreds of thousands.

 Avatar Release New Single 'The King Wants You'.

Avatar.Thursday 21sy December 2017
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! — His royal majesty the King and His elite orchestra, AVATAR have granted the Royal State Television Network (KTV) the right to release footage of their participation in recent battle through the popular medium of the ”YouTube”.  This is within accommodation with their newest single, "The King Wants You." The so-called ”music video” is once again directed by Johan Carlén, overseen by the Department of Accurate Depiction of the King.

Check it out HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_cHOXYkC3U

As first heard on SiriusXM's Octane channel late last week, this is the second single and music video we've heard from the King with AVATAR off His new record titled Avatar Country coming next month. 

The band initially released the single and ”music video” for “A Statue of the King” last month. The visually stunning recording of a great Avatar Country celebration has gone on to receive high praise from around the world. Revolver Magazine called it a "powerful anthem" and Loudwire dubbed it "the band's most ambitious looking video yet."

Both “A Statue of the King” and "The King Wants You" have also been granted availability as iTunes instant gratification tracks. Meaning, fans and future Citizens who pre-order Avatar Country on iTunes will receive the song as an immediate download. Both tracks are available on all streaming services now. 

Avatar will release their seventh, and most Royal, full length, Avatar Country on January 12, 2018, via Entertainment One. Avatar Country will serve as the highly anticipated follow up to Feathers and Flesh, which debuted at #5 Hard Music, #7 Indie, #12 Rock, #31 Current, #9 Overall and #88 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

The King will embark on a series of state visits this winter with very special guests THE BRAINS (North America leg), OLD KERRY MCKEE (European leg) and sideshow extraordinaire HELLZAPOPPIN. Citizens and zealots may remember Hellzapoppin from the band’s 2012 music video for their single “Black Waltz.” The Royal presence will first be felt in Columbus, OH on January 6th at the Newport Music Hall and stretch coast to coast before coming to a theatrical close at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. The European round of state visits will start in Utrecht, Netherlands on March 13 and be concluded in Gothenburg, Sweden on April 7. AVATAR will visit Europe with Old Kerry McKee and Hellzapoppin on the following dates:

13.03.2018 (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli Vredenburg (Grote Zaal)
14.03.2018 (FR) Paris - Le Trianon
15.03.2018 (FR) Lille - Le Splendid (Les Paradis Artificiels Festival)
16.03.2018 (UK) London - Islington Assembly Hall
17.03.2018 (BE) Sint-Niklaas - De Casino
18.03.2018 (DE) Cologne - Luxor
20.03.2018 (FR) Remis - La Cartonnerie
21.03.2018 (FR) Nimes - Paloma
22.03.2018 (FR) Cognac - West Rock
23.03.2018 (ES) Bilbao - Sala Santana 27
24.03.2018 (ES) Madrid - Sala Mon Live
25.03.2018 (ES) Barcelona - Sala Bikini
26.03.2018 (FR) Lyon - Le Transbordeur
27.03.2018 (CH) Geneva - L'Usine
28.03.2018 (CH) Zuerich - Dynamo
29.03.2018 (IT) Milan - Alcatraz
31.03.2018 (AT) Vienna - Szene
01.04.2018 (DE) Munich - Technikum
02.04.2018 (CZ) Prague - Lucerna Music Bar
03.04.2018 (DE) Berlin - Bi Nuu
04.04.2018 (DE) Hamburg - Gruenspan
05.04.2018 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
06.04.2018 (SE) Stockholm - Klubben Fryshuset
07.04.2018 (SE) Gothenburg - Tradgarn

The tracklisting of “Avatar Country” is as follows:
1. Glory To Our King
2. Legend of The King
3. The King Welcomes You To Avatar Country
4. King's Harvest
5. The King Wants You
6. The King Speaks
7. A Statue of The King
8. King After King
9. Silent Songs of the King Pt 1 Winter Comes When The King Dreams of Snow
10. Silent Songs

 Glassjaw Delay The Release Of 'Material Control' To Early 2018.

Glassjaw.Thursday 21st December 2017
Legendarily New York influential post-hardcore band GLASSJAW have released their long-awaited third album “Material Control” digitally earlier this month. The physical release, which was originally planned for December 22nd, will now be postponed to early 2018.

As of now, the digital album is available on all download and streaming platforms.
https://glassjaw.lnk.to/MaterialControl

Speculation grew when a mysterious pre-order of the album was briefly visible online and then suddenly gone. Word of the pre-order quickly spread across Reddit, Twitter and various music blogs and websites.  Fans began to cautiously believe that, indeed, a third album would drop soon. GLASSJAW, notoriously tight-lipped, fueled more speculation when fans across the globe began to randomly receive mysterious postal service packages from the band. The packages included thousands of postcards sent to express the band’s gratitude to the dedicated fanbase who have waited patiently for new music for over a decade (since GLASSJAW’s last critically acclaimed full-length release “Worship and Tribute”).These ‘thank you’ postcards double as playable vinyl of each new track from “Material Control”.

 Of Mice And Men Announce April European And UK Tour.

Of Mice And Men.Thursday 23rd December 2017
OF MICE & MEN have today announced more dates for next spring which now takes them to a 22 date tour across the Europe & the UK in April 2018.

The tour will be supported by Wage War & Sylar on most dates and follows on from the release of the highly anticipated new album, 'Defy' due out on 19th January 2018.

FULL HEADLINE DATES BELOW
OF MICE & MEN / WAGE WAR / SYLAR

2nd April Russia, St. Petersburg Club Zal (no Wage War / Sylar)
3rd April  Russia, Moscow Glavclub  (no Wage War / Sylar)
5th April Belgium, Antwerp Trix
6th April Netherlands, Amsterdam Melkweg
7th April Germany, Hamburg Markthalle  
9th April Denmark, Copenhagen Pumpehuset
10th April Germany, Berlin  Columbia Theater
11th April Poland, Warsaw  Proxima   
13th April Austria, Vienna Arena
14th April Switzerland, Soloturn Kofmehl
15th April Germany, Munich Technikum
17th April Germany, Frankfurt Batschkapp
18th April Germany, Cologne  Essigfabrik
19th April France, Paris Trabendo   
21st April Bristol, UK O2 Academy
22nd April Glasgow, UK O2 ABC
23rd April Manchester, UK  O2 Ritz   
25th April Birmingham, UK  O2 Institute
26th April Norwich, UK UEA
27th April London, UK  Koko
29th April Ireland, Dublin  Academy
30th April Ireland, Belfast  Mandela Hall

Tickets on sale 10am 8th December www.ofmicetickets.com

Watch the lyric video HERE
The current single lays the foundation for one of 2018's most anxiously awaited rock records from vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala— their new album Defy, is arriving in stores and online January 19, 2018. Pre-order it HERE
 Album Defy was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, Skillet, The All-American Rejects) and mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, Rise Against).

Of Mice & Men have previously teased the forthcoming album with singles "Unbreakable" and "Back to Me." and "Warzone".  Those songs have clocked over 7 million Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube/VEVO views in six months. Loudwire described the new material as "soaring," while Billboard, Alternative Press, and more featured the tracks.

Over the course of nearly a decade, Of Mice & Men have steadily risen to the top of the genre's ranks, hitting No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200.

The band has also racked up close to 5 million social media followers, along with a following so dedicated that it's practically disciple-like in its fandom. Through the years, they've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Queens of the Stone Age, holding their own all the while winning over new fans with each performance.

Defy Track Listing:
1. Defy
2. Instincts
3. Back to Me
4. Sunflower
5. Unbreakable
6. Vertigo
7. Money
8. How Will You Live
9. On The Inside
10. Warzone
11. Forever YDG'n
12. If We Were Ghosts


 The Fallen State Announce 2018 UK Tour.

The Fallen State.Thursday 21st December 2017
UK five piece The Fallen State are delighted to announce the release of 'Nova" – featuring vocals and guitar contributions from Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson. Whilst touring with the band, Robertson heard The Fallen State track "Nova" and fell in love with it. Discussions were had and Chris recorded vocals alongside Vocalist Ben Stenning. The resulting single highlights what a remarkable song "Nova" is. Already playlisted across UK radio – including Planet Rock and Kerrang radio. The single has already charted in the iTunes chart and is rising. The single is the perfect set up for a new headline tour from The Fallen State in 2018.

Fresh from successful tours with Black Stone Cherry, US Grammy winners Halestorm, 3 Doors Down and fellow UK rockers Young Guns and Heavens Basement, The Fallen State are proud announce a full UK tour in March/April 2018. The full tour is as follows

Saturday 24th March 2018    Plymouth, The Underground
Sunday 25th March                Exeter, Cavern
Monday 26th March               London, o2 Academy 2
Thursday 29th March             Southampton, The Brook
Friday 30th March                 Doncaster, The Woolpack Live
Saturday 31st March            Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sunday 1st April                  Newcastle, Jumpin' Jacks
Tuesday 3rd April                Manchester, Factory 251
Wednesday 4th April            Edinburgh, Bannermans
Thursday 5th April               Birmingham, o2 Academy 3
Saturday 7th April               Bideford, The Palladium

 Machine Head Add Extra Manchester Date To UK Tour.

Machine Head.Thursday 21st December 2017
MACHINE HEAD release their ninth studio album, 'Catharsis' on 26th January 2018.  The collection is available in an array of formats, including a CD/DVD digipak which includes full concert footage of the band's 2015 show at San Francisco's Regency Ballroom.  Today the band have revealed a second live video clip from that 21-track DVD footage.  Check out 'Ten Ton Hammer' over at www.youtube.com/watch?v=V96by8p8jrc.

You can also watch the video for the album's title track here - https://youtu.be/WYeDJxWvA_I - and check out another brand new song. 'Beyond The Pale', here: https://youtu.be/MVdflCH76t4.

Click through to pre-order various album options, including coloured/picture disc vinyl and a super-collectable deluxe box set.  Check out all the formats at http://nuclearblast.com/mh-catharsis.

A full-throttle rollercoaster through every facet of MACHINE HEAD's increasingly diverse sound, 'Catharsis' looks to be one of 2018's most acclaimed metal records.  The album was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (Fallujah, All Shall Perish) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA.  Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Hatebreed, Alice In Chains, Deftones) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY.  

MACHINE HEAD have announced the UK leg of their 'Catharsis' World Tour for May 2018.  As per MACHINE HEAD's modus operandi in recent years, the dates will be in an 'Evening With...' format, featuring 2.5-3hrs of MACHINE HEAD every night with no support bands.  Don't expect to see MACHINE HEAD at any festivals in 2018 either.  These shows will be your only opportunity to see the band live in the UK next year.  Tickets are on sale now from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/machine-head-tickets.  A second Manchester show was added today due to increased demand.

Sun 13th May - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
Mon 14th May - CARDIFF University
Tue 15th May - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 17th May - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 18th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 19th May - LONDON Roundhouse
Mon 21st May - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 22nd May - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Wed 23rd May - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Fri 25th May - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 26th May - MANCHESTER Academy * (extra show)

The band begin the North American leg of the 'Catharsis' World Tour on 25th January 2018 in Phoenix, AZ, wrapping up in Seattle, WA on 7th March.

 Feed The Rhino To Release New Album 'The Silence' And Announce UK Tour Supports.

Feed The Rhino.Thursday 21st December 2017
UK’s FEED THE RHINO proudly present you the next video from the forthcoming studio album, “The Silence”, which will be released via Century Media Records on February 16th, 2018. The band comments:

“We’re really excited to release our new single ‘Timewave Zero’. This song has been a kind of a mission statement of our new album, both lyrically and musically, so it’s exciting to see what people think! The video was filmed with green screen/ animation and motion capture by the amazing Robin Fuller / http://immersivevr.co.uk/. We’re also proud to announce that Bad Sign, HCBP & Cove are joining us on our release tour in February. It was important for us to take out bands we really believe in, as well as get on with, so we couldn’t be happier! The Silence tour won’t be one to miss!”

Watch the stunning clip here: https://youtu.be/SgSAJyA3Epo
 
“The Silence” will be released on CD (incl. sticker) and digitally. Pre-order the digital album and receive the singles ‘Timewave Zero’, ‘Heedless’ and ‘Featherweight’ immediately! https://feedtherhino.lnk.to/TheSilence
FEED THE RHINO – The Silence
1. Timewave Zero (4:11)
2. Heedless (3:33)
3. Losing Ground (4:13)
4. 68 (3:08)
5. All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy (3:33)
6. Yellow And Green (3:23)
7. Nerve Of A Sinister Killer (2:57)
8. Fences (3:38)
9. The Silence (3:47)
10. Lost In Proximity (3:21)
11. Featherweight (4:20)

Renowned as ‘one of the UK’s most incendiary live bands’ (Kerrang!) and much-lauded for their ferocious yet melodic sound, FEED THE RHINO will present “The Silence” live on a UK headline run kicking off February 20th, 2018. Tickets are on sale now via http://myticket.co.uk/artists/feed-the-rhino  

 Corey Taylor Releases Live In London Concert.

Corey Taylor.Thursday 21st December 2017
The inimitable COREY TAYLOR has released his 'Live In London' acoustic set, shot in May 2016 at London's KOKO, as a 'free to watch' feature over on his website.  Head over to www.thecoreytaylor.com to see it.   

Corey tells us, "London is a city that holds a special place in my heart and I'm so happy this night was captured for you all to see.  It was certainly a show I will always remember."

To get a taster, watch the acoustic rendition of STONE SOUR's 'Tired' here - https://youtu.be/2x4zxpymPws, also featuring Corey's Stone Sour sidekick, Christian Martucci on guitar.

You can also watch a trailer for the full set here - https://youtu.be/TAR6PnG9cJU.

'Live In London's set list runs as follows:

1. I'll Be Your Lover, Too (Van Morrison)
2. Bother (Stone Sour)
3. Friend Of The Devil (Grateful Dead)
4. Snuff (Slipknot)
5. Taciturn (Stone Sour)
6. Zzyzx Rd. (Stone Sour)
7. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
8. Dying (Stone Sour)
9. Hard Luck Woman (Kiss)
10. The Travelers, Pt. 1 (Stone Sour)
11. Tired (Stone Sour)
12. The One I Love (R.E.M.)
13. Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've) (Buzzcocks)
14. 30/30-150 (Stone Sour)
15. Lovesong (The Cure)
16. Farm Song (Life Sex & Death)
17. Name (Goo Goo Dolls)
18. Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)/Mystery Train (Elvis Presley)/American Nightmare (Misfits)
Encore:
19. The Conflagration (Stone Sour)
20. Through Glass (Stone Sour)
21. Take It Easy (Eagles)
22. Spit It Out (Slipknot)

Corey's latest book (his fourth), 'America 51' was released earlier this year and is available on hardback, Kindle and audiobook versions over at Amazon - www.amazon.co.uk/America-51-Realities-Greatest-Country-ebook/dp/B01N7XYVXX.

 Escape The Fate Unleash New Song And Gear Up For Janaury 2018 UK Tour.

Escape The Fate.Monday 18th December 2017
Christmas if upon us and Escape The Fate have treated fans to another taste of their upcoming album I Am Human, by releasing the lyric video for the title-track. 
You can watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss7gdRbC-mw&feature=youtu.be

It comes before Escape The Fate return to the UK in January and February for a headline tour in support of the album, which is out February 16th via Better Noise Records. It includes dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, London and Nottingham.

UK TOUR DATES
Jan 20th – Glasgow, The Garage
Jan 21st – Manchester, Academy 2,
Jan 22nd – Bristol, Thekla
Feb 9th – London, KOKO
Feb 10th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

I Am Human is the bands 6th studio album and the new era of Escape The Fate, featuring the previously unveiled tracks 'Do You Love Me' and 'Empire'.

 Royal Blood Play To 850 People At Londons House Of Vans

House Of Vans.Monday 18th December 2017
Vans continues to honour over 51 years of "Off The Wall", fostering a rich heritage strongly committed to action sports, art, music and street culture, last Saturday it brought a truly one-of-a kind experience to House of Vans London with one of the UK's most successful bands of the moment, Royal Blood, supported by Black Honey and DJ Howard K.

Following a sold out European tour, this extremely special event at House of Vans had over 10,000 applicants enter a ticket ballot to be present at the live show. The Brighton duo didn't disappoint those that were lucky enough to get tickets, putting on an awe-inspiring show from start to finish. The atmosphere in House of Vans' tunnel three was electric, nestled under Waterloo and holding a capacity of 850, the show gave fans a truly unique and captivating experience. 

For those not fortunate enough to be at House of Vans, the entire show was LIVE STREAMED. The stream will be available on demand for replay on www.vans.co.uk/royalblood.html and on Royal Blood's official YouTube Channel from the 17th December for 7 days. 

The live show was directed by multi-Grammy nominated Director Paul Dugdale, who has directed high profile concert films and documentaries for artists such as The Prodigy and The Rolling Stones. As such the live stream was captured by multiple cameras, positioned to give viewers an intimate look into Royal Blood's live performance. 

www.vans.co.uk/royalblood.html

 Funeral Shakes Release Second /Single 'Lightning'.

Funeral Shakes.Monday 18th December 2017
Funeral Shakes are excited to share their electrifying second single 'Lightning' taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album.  'Funeral Shakes' will be released February 16th, 2018 via hotly tipped UK independent label, Silent Cult Records. 

Warning! This video contains both strobe lighting and flashing images that could be a danger to any viewers with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised

Watch the video for 'Lightning' here:  
Stream/preorder here

'Funeral Shakes' was recorded and produced by Steve Sears (The Hell, Krokodil, Palm Reader) at Titan Studios, Watford. The album combines frenetic punk rock energy with power pop sensibilities, lathered in disdain, with giant hooks, and lung-bursting choruses.

Funeral Shakes are a four piece rock n' roll band from Watford UK, who formed from the ashes of The Smoking Hearts, includingfounding members Calvin Roffey (bass/vocals) and Simon Barker (guitar). The duo worked tirelessly demoing tracks before embarking out into Watford's music scene to track down the rest of their band. Funeral Shakes were swiftly joined by Gallows' drummer Lee Barratt, after a chance meeting at a Metz show; the line up would finally be complete with the addition of Nervus guitarist/vocalist Em Foster

"When would you ever want to hear a song about people who've lived happily ever after? Never! You want to listen to the negative stuff, all wrapped up in a happy tune." Funeral Shakes' guitarist Simon Barker is the first to admit that his new band's self-titled debut album is not for those who bask in the glory of love, but more an ode to the jilted, heartbroken and beaten, who have the sheer will to pick themselves up and carry on.  All the best songs are about heartbreak, and these bitter pills are sugar-coated in the best possible way.

 Cane Hill Release New Song '10 Cents'.

Cane Hill.Monday 18th December 2017
Last night, CANE HILL premiered new song 10 Cents on Radio 1's Rock Show. The song is taken from the bands second full-length, Too Far Gone, which is set for release on January 19th through Rise Records.

"This song is about watching all of our idols and heroes fall. Sometimes their lives end & other times you just see someone you've held on a pedestal fall off. Heroes die, every time." says lead vocalist, Witt.

You can listen to new song '10 Cents' here Too Far Gone, which is the follow up to 2016's Smile and was named one of the most anticipated albums of 2018 by Alternative Press, is available for pre-order here.

The band previously released the video for the title track 'Too Far Gone'. Listen + watch here

TOO FAR GONE TRACK LISTING:
Too Far Gone
Lord of Flies
Singing In the Swamp
Erased
Why?
It Follows
Scumbag
Hateful
10 ¢
The End

The band will be touring the UK early next year supporting Motionless In White.

You can see the band at the following dates:

18th January Engine Rooms Southampton
19th January O2 Academy Bristol
20th January Stylus Leeds
22nd January The Garage Glasgow
23rd January Riverside Newcastle
25th January Koko London
26th January O2 Institute Birmingham 
27th January O2 Ritz Manchester
28th January The Waterfront Norwich

Tickets on sale now

 American Nightmare To Release New Self Titled Album.

American Nightmare.Saturday 16th December 2017
Rise Records and celebrated Boston hardcore quartet American Nightmare are pleased to announce the band's forthcoming self-titled full-length album. Being released on Friday, February 16, American Nightmare (pre-order) represents the band's rise from the ashes, expanding their legacy and reestablishing the band as titans of the genre in the process. The enigmatic act may have only released two full-length albums since forming nearly two decades ago but after temporarily losing their name, changing members and breaking up, the band has returned with a dark hardcore record that pays homage to groups who have always influenced its sound ranging from Negative Approach, SSD, and The Cro-Mags to those extending beyond the realm of hardcore such as Joy Division and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Check out the first track from the album, "The World Is Blue," now streaming in full on YouTube HERE.

Recorded in Boston, MA at Mystic Valley Recording Studio by drummer Alex Garcia-Rivera, American Nightmare features vocalist Wes Eishold, bassist Josh Holden, guitarist Brian Masek and Garcia-Rivera who were all part of the last original lineup of the band that disbanded in 2004 (and somehow American Nightmare even got their highly prized band name back after temporarily changing their name to Give Up The Ghost). The album also signifies the first truly collaborative record the band has written with all members contributing to its creation. Adhering to a writing process inspired by the Smiths yet evokes Black Flag, and is dripping with the angst-driven nihilism that has defined the act since their inception, the album is the result Eisold feels represents the true essence of the band. "In making this record we had one goal: To make a hardcore punk album that was true to American Nightmare, who we were then and who we are now," he says. "No filler, just existential poetic venom. This is ground zero, a new life for the band." 

For every pit-worthy ripper like "Lower Than Life," there's a more meditative yet equally explosive song like "Dream," and that distinctive dichotomy is something that American Nightmare had always hoped to achieve in its own bleak way that truly transcends hardcore. "Thematically this album is a response to the old lyrics, a reassurance of all of the uncertainties and existential fears," Eisold explains if titles like "Flowers Under Siege" and "Crisis Of Faith" weren't telling enough. "I still struggle daily with whatever lasting depression I unfortunately inhabit in my head; it's deep-rooted and I needed to get this out in this form." 

Despite his success with acts like Cold Cave and Some Girls, there is a reason why American Nightmare will always have a special place in Eisold's heart and you can feel that while listening to the album. "This is a new start, it really is. We are now in the band we always wanted American Nightmare to be with the lineup, the songs, and the name back," he summarizes. "It feels full circle in the sound of the music referenced earlier, but it also feels complete in that we took the reigns of the band and its past and made a new American Nightmare album ... and now we are ready to move forward with it." 

American Nightmare track listing:
01. The World Is Blue
02. Flowers Under Siege
03. American Death
04. War
05. Gloom Forever
06. Lower Than Life
07. Colder Than Death
08. Dream
09. Crisis Of Faith

 Wu Tang Clan Release 'Hood Go Bang' Remix.

Wu Tang Clan.Saturday 16th December 2017
Fresh off the success of the critically acclaimed album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, 36 Chambers ALC/eOne have released a remix to the original track "Hood Go Bang", which now features Redman, Method Man, Raekwon, Mathematics, and U-God.

The Saga Continues is now a complete project highlighting every member of Wu on the Mathematics-helmed album, with the final addition of U-God's distinct vocals on the track. Get this remixed banger today on all major streaming platforms.

Previously, a music video for the track "People Say" was released via Complex.com. It has over 5.8 Million views on YouTube! Watch the video here.

36 Chambers ALC is a lifestyle company founded by RZA and Mustafa Shaikh to house innovative efforts in the music, art, fashion, and literary spaces.  The highly successful Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues was the company's inaugural musical release.

 The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Announce UK And European Tour.

The World Is A Beautiful Place.Saturday 16th December 2017
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die have announced a European/U.K. tour in March next year. Please find the full list of dates below.

March 5th, 2018 – Birmingham, Asylum (UK) - TICKETS
March 6th, 2018 – Leeds, Brudenell Community Room (UK) - TICKETS
March 7th, 2018 – Manchester, Rebellion (UK) - TICKETS
March 8th, 2018 – Glasgow, Classic Grand (UK) - TICKETS
March 10th, 2018 – Newcastle, Uni (UK) - TICKETS
March 11th, 2018 – Bristol, Thekla (UK) - TICKETS
March 12th, 2018 – Brighton, The Haunt (UK) - TICKETS
March 13th, 2018 – London, Garage (UK) - TICKETS
March 15th, 2018 – Hamburg, Molotow (DE) - TICKETS
March 16th, 2018 – Copenhagen, Loppen (DK) - TICKETS
March 17th, 2018 – Eindhoven, Dynamo (NL) - TICKETS
March 18th, 2018 – Darmstadt, Oettinger Villa (DE) - TICKETS
March 19th, 2018 – Paris, Les Etoiles (FR) - TICKETS
March 20th, 2018 – Antwerp, Kavka (BE) - TICKETS
March 21st , 2018 – Cologne, Gebäude 9 (DE) - TICKETS
March 22nd, 2018 – Berlin, Musik & Frieden (DE) -  TICKETS
March 24th, 2018 – Milan, Bloom (IT) - TICKETS
March 25th, 2018 – Prague, Futurum (CZ) - TICKETS
March 26th, 2018 – Munich, Kranhalle (DE) - TICKETS
March 27th, 2018 – Zurich, Dynamo (CH) - TICKETS
March 29th, 2018 – Vienna, Arena (AT) - TICKETS
March 30th, 2018 – Bulle, Ebullition (CH) - TICKETS

The band will be touring is support of their third full-length, 'Always Foreign', which was released in September this year on Epitaph.

Produced by TWIABP guitarist Christopher Teti, Always Foreign confronts everything from the opioid epidemic to xenophobia to emotional abuse in relationships. Throughout the album, TWIABP match their sprawling arrangements and layered lyricism with a raw emotionality.

Along with Bello, Cyr, and Teti, the TWIABP line-up includes Tyler Bussey (guitar, banjo, synth, vocals), Katie Dvorak (synth, vocals), and Steven K Buttery (percussion, vocals). Formed in Connecticut in 2009, TWIABP made their full-length debut with Whenever, If Ever (a 2013 release hailed as "revolutionary" by Pitchfork) and later delivered Harmlessness (praised as "bold and complex and dazzling" by Noisey and "grandiose and dramatic" by NPR).

 Fangclub To Support The Cribs On January UK Tour.

Fangclub.Saturday 16th December 2017
Great news from the Fangclub camp.   They have just been announced as main support to The Cribs on their forthcoming UK tour in early 2018.  This, however, means that they have to postpone their own headline shows.

"We have to let you know that all our UK headline dates will be postponed until later in 2018. This is because The Cribs have asked us to support them on their UK tour. If you've met us before then you know how much we love The Cribs and how big this is for us personally and as a band! This decision wasn't easy to make and we are really sorry for any inconvenience to you guys. Refunds are available from point of purchase. We'll be rescheduling the headline shows, which will be announced very soon."
In the meantime, catch Fangclub on the road with The Cribs at one of the following shows:

January 2018
13th Brighton Concorde 2
15th Oxford Academy 1
16th Cardiff Tramshed
18th Keele Keele University
19th Preston Guildhall
20th Sheffield Foundry
22nd Edinburgh Queens Hall
23rd Dundee Fat Sams
25th Middlesbrough Empire
26th Hull Hull University

 Waterparks Release New Music Video.

Waterparks.Saturday 16th December 2017
"Lucky People", a brand new song and music video from Waterparks is out today! The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album Entertainment, which will be released on January 26th through Easy Life Records

The music video that accompanies the acoustic love song was filmed while the band was in Boston, MA headlining the nationwide Made In America tour.

Awsten says "THIS IS THE MOST HAPPY JASON MRAZ ASS SONG YOU EVER SAW. ALSO THE SADDEST. YOU DECIDE, I GUESS. COOL. YEAH. ART. ENJOY THIS METAPHOR."
'Entertainment' Track Listing:

1. 11:11
2. Blonde
3. Peach (Lobotomy)
4. We Need To Talk
5. Not Warriors
6. Lucky People
7. Rare
8. TANTRUM
9. Crybaby
10. Sleep Alone

 
Waterparks is Awsten Knight (vocals, guitar), Geoff Wigington (guitar, vocals), and Otto Wood (drums, vocals). Entertainment serves as a follow up to their 2016 debut Double Dare which sparked their career, landing on numerous Billboard Charts including Top New Artist, where it charted for eight consecutive weeks. Since the release of Double Dare, the band has remained on the road, touring with the likes of All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, Mayday Parade, and more - not to mention their most recent completely sold out UK tour in September 2017. Radio personalities such as Daniel P Carter (BBC Radio 1) have come forward as fans and the band has been featured on covers of magazines such as Alternative Press, Kerrang and Rock Sound.

 All Hail The Yeti To Support 36 Crazyfists.

All Hail The Yeti.SaturdY 16th December 2017
ALL HAIL THE YETI are set for a return to UK shores in early 2018, as special guests to their friends, 36 CRAZYFISTS, while the band prepare for the release of their new studio album set for a late Spring/early Summer release.

Frontman Connor Garritty tells us "We are beyond excited to come back to the UK and Europe again.  It's always such a pleasure to play for fans who love every type of heavy music. The culture, the history and the great venues make it such an honour to be able to do this.  Making things even better is that we get to share the stage with our brothers in 36 Crazyfists again.  2018 is already starting off with a bang!  We hope to see some familiar faces and look forward to meeting new friends!  HAIL!!"

Dates rack up as follows:

Thu 18th Jan - GLASGOW Cathouse
Fri 19th Jan - MANCHESTER O2 Academy 3
Sat 20th Jan - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2
Sun 21st Jan - LONDON O2 Islington Academy


Tickets are on sale now at www.livenation.co.uk/artist/36-crazyfists-tickets

ALL HAIL THE YETI have posted several updates from Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ, where they have been recording the follow up to 2016's 'Screams From A Black Wilderness' with three-time Grammy-winning producer, Warren Riker (Down, Crowbar, The Fugees).  Visit www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti to see the band's studio news.  The as-yet-untitled album features select tracks co-written with J-Dog (Jorel Decker) of Hollywood Undead.  Two additional special guests are to be announced soon.
 
Frontman Connor Garritty says, "This process has been absolutely amazing. Warren dove right into the songs and has quickly become a fifth member of the band.  His positivity and creativeness were exactly what we needed to make this record!  The whole process felt so natural and to be able to work with someone that has such a diverse musical background really helped take this record to the next level.  He has a great ear for every type of music, not just heavy metal and I think that is what has made this so special.  We could not be happier.  Hopefully the world is ready for this new chapter of ALL HAIL THE YETI."

 Butcher Babies Announce February/March UK Tour.

Butcher Babies.Saturday 16th December 2017
BUTCHER BABIES will return to the UK and Europe in February and March 2018 to crush stages and eardrums with their vicious live performances and explosive energy.

Here are all dates of the upcoming headline tour:

20.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rescue Rooms
21.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - Thekla
22.02.2018 Chester (UK) - Live Rooms
23.02.2018 Birmingham (UK) - Asylum
24.02.2018 Newcastle (UK) - Riverside
25.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - G2                      
27.02.2018 Milton Keynes (UK) - Craufurd Arms
28.02.2018 Norwich (UK) - Waterfront
01.03.2018 Southampton (UK) - Joiners
02.03.2018 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
03.03.2018 Manchester (UK) - Rebellion
04.03.2018 London (UK) - The Dome
 
06.03.2018 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
07.03.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
08.03.2018 Jena (Germany) - F-Haus
09.03.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice
10.03.2018 Graz (Austria) - Explosiv
11.03.2018 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Club       
13.03.2018 Milan (Italy) - Legend Club
14.03.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Klub Komplex
15.03.2018 Mannheim (Germany) - Ms Connexion Complex
16.03.2018 Zaandam (Netherlands) - De Flux
17.03.2018 Leiden (Netherlands) - Gebr. de Nobel

Also check out the video for “Headspin”, from the band’s latest album “Lilith”: https://youtu.be/tAZzVw9hAJA

Produced by Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure), "Lilith" has already seduced fans worldwide as it debuts at #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #7 on iTunes Rock Chart and #35 on iTunes Top 100 Charts. You can get your copy now at http://smarturl.it/BBLilith

 Bastille Announce April UK Tour.

Bastille.Saturday 16th December 2017
Bastille have announced what promises to be a stunning Reorchestrated tour in April 2018. The tour will see the band performing in intimate venues and concert halls with a string and brass section, and choir showcasing reworkings of the highly acclaimed No. 1 albums "Wild World" and "Bad Blood". The tour was inspired by the intimate Union Chapel show in May of this year for the Streets of London charity where Bastille's performance featured all new arrangements of their songs, a powerful departure from their "Wild World" arena shows.

Frontman Dan Smith explains "Earlier this year, we did a special one-off show to raise money for Streets of London, in it we deconstructed and totally rearranged a bunch of our songs using strings, brass, and a gospel choir. It was one of my favourite things we've ever been able to do."

"We are incredibly excited to take that setup on the road for this Reorchestrated tour, which will see us playing some amazing venues and concert halls around the UK and Europe. It makes for a very different kind of Bastille show where we totally reframe and reimagine our songs with the help of some incredible musicians, in a special and intimate setting."

It's been a busy month for the band with the release of 'World Gone Mad' taken from the Netflix film Bright starring Will Smith and collaborating with Craig David on his new single 'I Know You' which is currently sitting in the top five of the UK single charts. 

Tickets for the Reorchestrated tour go on sale Friday 15th Dec at http://bastillebastille.com

April 2018
Tues, Apr 10th – Manchester, O2 Apollo, UK
Wed, Apr 11th – Edinburgh, Usher Hall, UK
Fri, Apr 13th – Bristol, Colston Hall, UK
Sat, Apr 14th – Sheffield, City Hall, UK
Mon, Apr 16th – London, Royal Albert Hall, UK

 The Bronx Announce Intimate UK Tour To Play 'V' In Its Entirety.

The Bronx.Saturday 16th December 2017
The Bronx, the Los Angeles-based genre-bending punk band, will be performing Bronx V in its entirety in January 2018. Their rescheduled FREE show at The Black Heart in Camden Town, London will take place Jan 14th, 2018, followed by a handful of ticketed, intimate club dates. Entry for the Black Heart show will be on first-come, first served basis.... get there early and prepare for insanity... Tickets for the remaining dates go on sale Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

January 2018 

14th - The Black Heart, London (FREE)
16th - Key Club, Leeds - Tickets Here
17th - Mama Roux, Birmingham - Tickets Here
18th - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff - Tickets Here
19th - Fighting Cocks, Kingston - Tickets here

 The Cure Announced As Latest British Summer Time 2018 Headliner.

The Cure.Tuesday 12th December 2017
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2018 is proud to announce The Cure as our next headliner. An exclusive European concert for 2018, the band have chosen BST Hyde Park to celebrate their 40th anniversary at a very special show.

Formed in 1976 at school by a teenage Robert Smith in Crawley, Sussex, The Cure is one of Britain's most influential and distinctive bands. They have helped shape the post punk musical landscape in the UK, bringing alternative rock to charts around the world. With more than 30 million combined sales of 13 studio albums and more than 40 singles, the band are both commercially and critically acclaimed.

At first called Easy Cure, they switched their name, played their first show and released their first single in 1978 as The Cure. Around 1,500 concerts later, 40 years of essential music making is a cause for great celebration at BST Hyde Park.

A reputation for melancholy, based on albums such as Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers, is belied by a remarkable catalogue of singles. Starting with 'A Forest' in 1980, the band has produced an astonishingly varied succession of pop hits, including among many others 'Boys Don't Cry', 'The Lovecats', 'Inbetween Days' 'Close To Me', 'Just Like Heaven', 'Lullaby', 'Lovesong' and 'Friday I'm In Love'.

The Cure has been credited as a seminal influence on whole musical genres, from post-punk to alternative rock, from gothic rock to emo, and the list of bands they have inspired is wide-ranging and far-reaching. Many of these bands will be joining Robert Smith (voice and guitars), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums), Roger O'Donnell (Keyboards) and Reeves Gabrels (guitars) for the celebrations on July 7.

Interpol will be special guests at the show. The New Yorker's blend of alternative rock and indie comes with a heavy dose of 80's post-punk tinged darkness. The band have been celebrating this year, playing debut album 'Turn On the Bright Lights' in full at gigs to mark its 15th anniversary.  They also revealed new music for their next album due out in 2018.

The Cure will also be joined by fellow Brits Goldfrapp, the electro pop duo who have racked up five top ten albums since the early noughties, including 'Ooh La La', 'Lovely Head' and 'A&E'.

With two platinum studio albums and several million combined sales of their five records to date, Editors have enjoyed chart and live success with dark indie guitar rock. The group has performed on some of the biggest stages across the world, from Glastonbury to Rock Werchter.

Ride made musical headlines this year when they released their first new material in 21 years with a brand new album 'Weather Diaries' charting in the UK Top 20. Via their sound and success, Ride paved the way for Britpop and were the first breakthrough for Alan McGee's Creation Records, which subsequently spawned Primal Scream and Oasis.

Slowdive are honoured to join the bill, having previously cited The Cure as one of their influences when they formed in the late 1980s.  Slowdive reunited in 2014 and received a huge welcome for their return shows, resulting in a new album this year. Slowdive is their first in 22 years and a reminder of their own influence over a generation of artists.

Scottish trio The Twilight Sad was support band for all 76 dates on The Cure's World Tour 2016. Robert Smith has long been a fan and supporter of the band, covering their song 'There's A Girl In The Corner' for a 7-inch charity single release.

With five huge headliners announced for the 2018 event so far, music lovers can expect another phenomenal year from the award-winning festival, all in the heart of London.

On Friday 6th July, music icon Roger Waters will be bringing his Us + Them Tour to the UK for the first time ever. The Pink Floyd visionary is noted for taking his sonic and visual experimentation to breath-taking levels and turning rock n roll into theatre on the grandest scale. Waters will be showcasing highlights from his groundbreaking body of work, with songs from Pink Floyd's greatest albums (Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals, Dark Side of The Moon), along with tracks from his critically acclaimed new album "Is This the Life We Really Want?".   

On Sunday 8th July, Eric Clapton is set to play a very special concert, continuing the legacy of all-time greats gracing the Great Oak Stage.
With a decades-long career and countless accolades to his name, Eric Clapton is also something of a local, having first played Hyde Park with Blind Faith on June 7th, 1969 alongside band mates Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech to a 120,000 strong audience – it was the band's debut.

He returned to the Royal Park in 1996, recording a classic live concert that raised money for The Prince's Trust, again in 2008 and has played over 200 times at the nearby Royal Albert Hall.  Amazing support comes from Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr. with more to be announced.

On Friday 13th July, Michael Bublé returns for his only show of 2018 and his biggest UK concert. The undisputed 'King of Cool' will be dazzling Hyde Park with his classic voice, endearing charm and sheer panache that has seen him compared with the great singers and entertainers. He has carved a unique place in the hearts of fans around the world and lit up pop charts since his debut album in 2005, bringing jazz standards to a new generation while scoring his own original hits including the unforgettable global smashes 'Home', 'Haven't Met You Yet', 'Everything' and 'Lost'.

On Saturday 14th July, Hawaiian troubadour Bruno Mars will be performing fresh off the back of his '24K Magic World Tour', which spans over 172 shows across five continents in support of his 2x platinum-selling album 24K Magic. The UK leg of the tour included four critically acclaimed shows at London's O2 Arena. Now, Mars is set to return to the UK, taking to the stage at in Hyde Park with a dazzling visual production and a set-list crammed full of his chart-topping hits.

Embarking on its 6th edition, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is now one of Britain's biggest and best summer events, attracting some of the greatest names in music to the heart of London's beautiful Hyde Park.

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments: "The Cure playing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be an incredible day where The Cure join the list of other global legends who have played the Great Oak Stage. On July 7th we celebrate the 40th anniversary of a truly iconic British band and it's an honour that they have chosen to share this magical experience with us in Hyde Park."

Roscoe Bowman, Senior Experiential Marketing & Partnerships Manager for Barclaycard, said: "We're excited to welcome The Cure, one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Over the past 40 years their music has helped to define countless musical genres from post punk to new wave, and we look forward to hearing their unique sound in what will surely be a great night in Hyde Park. General ticket sales will begin on 15th December but Barclaycard customers can get a head start with exclusive pre-sale ticket access from 9am on Tuesday 12th December."

Alun MainwaringHead of Events, Filming and Commercial Development at The Royal Parks said: "The Cure choosing to play their exclusive 40th anniversary show here in Hyde Park tops off an outstanding first weekend for BST 2018. Flanked by Roger Waters and Eric Clapton, The Cure will play the Saturday night, making their Hyde Park return, having last played here in 2002. Since it began, BST Hyde Park has been attracting the biggest artists on the planet and delighting sell-out crowds - which in turn has helped us to maintain this precious park."

 

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
Nominated for Best International Festival at the Pollstar Awards 2017
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017
Best Hospitality' award at the UK Festival Awards 2017
AEG/ Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) 'Best Promoter ' at the UK Festival Awards 2016
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
'Festival of the Year' at the UK Event Awards 2013
'Best Use of New Technology' at the Festival Awards 2013

Fanclub Presale:  Tuesday 12th December, 9am
Barclaycard presale:  Tuesday 12th December, 9am
BST / AXS / AEG Presale:  Thursday 14th December, 9am
General Sale:  Friday 15th December, 9am

Ticket Prices:
£62.95                   General Admission 
£72.95                   Primary Entry – General Admission
£99.95                   Premium View
£149.95                 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£199.95                 The Terrace
£299.00                 Ultimate Bar Experience VIP Summer Garden
£525.00 + VAT      Great Oak Premium VIP Hospitality – Terrace

 Savage Messiah Release New Video.

Savage Messiah.Tuesday 12th December 2017
British heavy metal act, SAVAGE MESSIAH, just released a new video for their song “Eat Your Heart Out”, taken from the recently released album “Hands Of Fate”!

Frontman David Silver comments, “When we were asked if we wanted to produce a ‘live’ video as our next project, we in the band jumped at the idea. I’ve always felt that the best way to communicate with people is for them to get an idea of what we’re about in a live setting. This video however goes a little deeper than that, as the camera crew decided to follow us around for almost the entire day, and so what you have is a really cool snapshot into a day in the life on tour! I’m really pleased with the outcome, and 'Eat Your Heart Out’ is the perfect song for this type of video as the song talks about what life is like if you’re in a band in 2017, the ups, the downs, the highs and the lows! It’s a call to arms! We hope you will enjoy watching it, as much we enjoyed making it!"

You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Dpfc5wHUDJo

SAVAGE MESSIAH have also announced another run of UK headline shows in April 2018! See further below for the exact dates.

The band comments on the tour, “We’re really excited to announce these UK shows touring in support of our new album ‘Hands of Fate’. We’ve done a lot of support work over the last few years with a really wide range of great bands from Amon Amarth, Trivium, Testament, Armoured Saint, Cradle of Filth and more, so now we’re really looking forward to getting out and playing a full SAVAGE MESSIAH headline set! Make sure you get your tickets early, so you don’t miss this! As we promise this is going to be one hell of a show! See you at the front!”

13.04.2018 Nottingham (UK) – Rock City Basement
14.04.2018 Manchester (UK) – Academy 3
15.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse
17.04.2018 Newcastle (UK) – O2 Academy 2
18.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) – O2 Academy 3
19.04.2018 London (UK) –  Underworld

 Ramblin Man Fair Announces Prog Stage.

Ramblin Man Fair.Monday 11th December 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful third year in 2017, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2018! This year the festival will move from its traditional end of July slot to the 30th June and 1st July 2018
Ramblin' Man Fair is pleased to announce the first bands confirmed for the event in 2018.

These include Steve Earle & The Dukes – Playing a UK Exclusive set 'Copperhead Road plus Hits!' (Outlaw Country Stage, Headliner), Halestorm (Main Stage, Special Guests), Blackberry Smoke (Main Stage) and Sons Of Apollo (Main Stage). And added today Fish (Prog in the Park Stage) , Mostly Autumn and Von Hertzen Brothers, with many more acts to be announced...

FISH (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner) – One of the most iconic front men in Progressive music of the past 40 years, Fish's theatrical live performances were major factors in Marillion's spectacular rise. As lyricist in chief Fish masterminded some uniquely ornate lyrical concepts over Marillion's first four studio albums which have each since earned 'iconic' status within the Progressive genre. Upon embarking on a solo career in 1988 Fish further established himself as one of Progressive rock's leading and most influential artists culminating in 2013's soul stripping yet triumphant 'A Feast of Consequences'. Fish comes to the Ramblin' Man Fair with a set full of classics, including a host of material from the critically acclaimed 'Clutching at Straws' record (his last studio album with Marillion) and Ramblin' Man Fair are delighted to welcome him in 2018!

MOSTLY AUTUMN (Prog in the Park Stage) - "Mostly Autumn fuse the music styles of Genesis and Pink Floyd with Celtic themes, hard rock and strong, emotional melodies" – BBC. Since their formation in 1995 Mostly Autumn have carved out one of the most impressive careers in Progressive rock in the past 20 years. With albums such as the beautifully constructed 'The Last Bright Light' to the powerful 'Storms Over Still Water' and most recently 'Sight of the Day' (released in early 2017), Mostly Autumn are definitely an act any self respecting fan of the genre will not wish to miss at next year's festival!

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS (Prog in the park Stage) – The chart topping Finnish trio bring their impressive and critically acclaimed live show to Ramblin' Man Fair next year. Formed in 2001 the Grammy Award winning Brothers have established themselves as one of the most exciting progressive rock acts of recent years, showcased perfectly with the stirring latest album 'War is Over', which was released in early 2017.

Ramblin' Man Fair is the must see event for discerning festival goers. A quality musical line up with a number of UK exclusive performances. The event is a unique experience fast becoming a staple of the UK festival calendar.

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30-acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone

 Anthrax To Release Live In Glasgow DVD.

AnthraxMonday 11th December 2017
Multi-Grammy nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see 'Kings Among Scotland' the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27th 2018. Captured last February 15th at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue the Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour 'Kings Among Scotland' incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a "gear rundown" from each of the band members.

'Kings Among Scotland' can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to www.anthrax.com for all purchasing information.

"Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special," said
ANTHRAX's Frank Bello. "We all know we're going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video."

With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN), the DVD's concert is presented in two parts. For part one, ANTHRAX performed the "favourites" that had been voted on, pre-show, by the band's fans which includes gems like 'Madhouse,' 'Be All, End All,' 'Breathing Lightning,' and 'A.I.R.' The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album 'Among The Living', performing 'Caught In A Mosh,' 'I Am The Law,' 'Indians,' 'Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),' and more.

"It was a pretty intense show," added guitarist
Scott Ian, "especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down."

"It was a challenge for all of us to play 'Among The Living' live," admits Charlie Benante. "We've played a number of that album's songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I'll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhilaration, like we could go out and do it again."

'Kings Among Scotland' was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS), with the sound mixed by ANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilised 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros. ANTHRAX's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – 'The KillThrax Tour II' is set to kick off January 25th in Montreal. All dates are below.

'The KillThrax Tour II'
w/
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HAVOK
25.01.  CDN     Montreal, QC - M Telus
26.01.  CDN     London, ON - Music Hall
27.01.  USA     Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
28.01.  USA     Richmond, VA - The National
30.01.  USA     Tampa, FL - Jannus Live
31.01.  USA     Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
02.02.  USA     Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
03.02.  USA     Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
05.02.  USA     Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
06.02.  USA     Birmingham, AL - Iron City
08.02.  USA     Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion at Concrete Street
09.02.  USA     Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
10.02.  USA     Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
11.02.  USA     Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
13.02.  USA     San Diego, CA - House of Blues
14.02.  USA     Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
16.02.  USA     Boise, ID - Revolution Concert House
17.02.  USA     Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
19.02.  CDN     Edmonton, AB - The Ranch
20.02.  CDN     Grande Prairie, AB - Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
21.02.  CDN     Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
23.02.  CDN     Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
24.02.  USA     Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
25.02.  USA     Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
27.02.  USA     Joliet, IL - The Forge
01.03.  USA     Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
02.03.  USA     Rochester, NY - Dome Arena
03.03.  USA     Worcester, MA - The Palladium
04.03.  USA     Portland,

 The Glorious Sons Announce March 2018 UK Shows.

The Glorious Sons.Monday 11th December 2017
THE GLORIOUS SONS have today announced three headline shows in support of their debut UK release 'Young Beauties And Fools', out 23rd February on Earache Records.

The shows follow their sold out London debut, this Tuesday 12th at Old Blue Last.

"You don't know what you're going to get night to night from us," says Jay. "It's something you have to see – we try to keep it interesting and powerful."   "It's also an inch from either side of falling off the tracks every single night," adds Brett.

THE GLORIOUS SONS- UK SHOWS 2018

Monday 05-March London Boston Music Room TICKETS
Tuesday 06-March Manchester Deaf Institute TICKETS
Wednesday 07-March Glasgow King Tuts TICKETS

Tickets on sale HERE on Wednesday, Dec 13th at 10AM local time

They have also just dropped a new video for lead single 'Everything Is Alright'. " It's nice getting your hands dirty once in a while. The video was a quite enjoyable and painless experience, other than getting smashed in the face with tomatoes. Thank you to our director Colin and his crew for the outstanding work and fun day." says frontman Brett.

Watch the video HERE

The Glorious Sons might be new to a UK audience, but the band has earned close to 10 million streams in the US and Canada of previous record The Union.  Those songs spent a combined 79 weeks on the top 10, producing 7 consecutive top 10 rock singles and earning the band the title of Most-Played Artist on Canadian Rock Radio. They played over 350 shows in support, were named SiriusXM Indie Award Winners for "Group of the Year" and "Rock Group of the Year," and earned a Juno nominee for "Rock Album of the Year."
 
Led by brothers Brett (vocals) and Jay Emmons (guitar), The Glorious Sons have returned with new single "Everything Is Alright" (which you can listen to HERE or HERE on soundcloud) and a much-anticipated new album, Young Beauties And Fools.  The album isavailable for pre-order here.

The album is about the adventures (and frequent misadventures) of main songwriter Brett in the truest way. It's also an album where The Glorious Sons — rounded out by Chris Koster (guitar), Adam Paquette (drums) and Chris Huot (bass) — capture all the listlessness and confusion of young adulthood over the course of 10 stunning tracks. "It's basically the story of a 24-year-old kid," says Brett.  "They're simple songs about alcoholism and the mostly autobiographical story of my life. The whole thing is derived from the thoughts, actions and feelings of a kid who doesn't really know himself and the consequences of those actions."

Whether it's the rock 'n' roll bender "My Poor Heart," the not-so-classic boy-meets-girl story of "Josie," or the deeply embarrassing punch-up at a wedding tale "Everything Is Alright," Brett's songwriting deftly explores the imperfect humanity of both himself and the many characters he introduces over the course of the album.

It wasn't easy to capture that realness. The band wanted to range further, to grow and evolve from the successes of The Union but eighteen months of recording didn't yield the results they were looking for. It wasn't until they headed to Los Angeles to work with production team Fast Friends (Frederik Thaae, Ryan Spraker, Tom Peyton) and started exploring a collection of old voice memos on Brett's phone that they had their eureka moment. The subsequent creative outburst resulted in an album written in 12 days and recorded in 14.

"It was our first time working with these guys in the studio and we were still kinda feeling each other out," says Brett. "There were times when it almost felt like a blind date. And we had been in the studio with a couple of other producers prior to that and went home empty handed. So after a few lukewarm conversations about ideas, I said to them, 'Boys, can I show you something?' I took out my iPhone and played 'Josie' and they just went fucking nuts. They wanted us to challenge ourselves as players and songwriters and pushed me to write from personal experience. After that, the hardest part of recording was choosing which songs to keep for the album. I'm forever grateful to them for teaching me to trust myself as a writer and help find that voice."

 'Young Beauties and Fools' will be released by Earache Records in Europe and Japan on 23rd February 2018.

 Don Broco Announce UK Tour.

Don Broco.Monday 11th December 2017
Don Broco have revealed the brand new video for their latest single 'T-Shirt Song', which was hailed as Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1 upon its release last month.

The video captures their explosive sold-out headline show at Alexandra Palace on November 11th, featuring a crowd of 10,000 fans going absolutely crazy for the most exciting and ambitious rock act in Britain today.

Don Broco have just played two nights at the 25,000 capacity SSA Arena in Tokyo supporting Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION and are delighted to announce that MAN WITH A MISSION will be joining them as the main support act on their UK headline tour running through February 2018. 

DON BROCO
PLUS MAN WITH A MISSION

FEBRUARY 2018 TOUR DATES
08/02 – Portsmouth, Pyramids*
09/02 – Bristol, O2 Academy
10/02 – Cardiff, Great Hall
12/02 – Norwich, UEA
13/02 – Nottingham, Rock City
15/02 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
16/02 – Manchester, Academy
17/02 – Leeds, O2 Academy*
19/02 – Newcastle, Northumbria Institute
20/02 – Aberdeen, Garage*
21/02 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
Tickets: Donbroco.com/live

*NB - MAN WITH A MISSION will not be appearing at these shows

Don Broco's third album Technology finds the band filtering their charismatic 80s pop-infected rock, through far-flung genres of metal, funk and electronics.

The result is a record featuring the band's most inventive, intelligent and infectious songs yet, with tracks inspired by their world tours ('¥'), fake news ('Stay Ignorant', 'Technology') and the effects of the Brexit campaign ('Porkies', 'Something To Drink'), while also addressing personal privacy and smart phone surveillance ('Good Listener') amongst songs inspired by relationships ('Play It Cool', 'Tight Rope', 'Got To Be You') and their experiences in the music industry ('Come Out To LA').

It follows the release of 2015's Top 10 album Automatic, which propelled the band into mainstream consciousness and led them to sell out Brixton Academy and play arenas across the UK, Europe and Japan with Bring Me The Horizon, 5 Seconds Of Summer and ONE OK ROCK.

The band also toured the United States for the first time this year in support of State Champs, where they will return next March with Our Last Night, and are about to embark on their very first Australian tour.

2018 will witness Don Broco entering the big league and taking their huge sound worldwide as they continue to cement themselves as one of the most exciting and adventurous rock bands in the UK right now. 

 Billy Idol Announces UK Tour For June 2018.

Billy Idol.Monday 11th December 2017
Rock icon BILLY IDOL will bring his Live! 2018 Tour to the United Kingdom and across Europe. The earliest date to be announced is a 20th June show in Manchester with more dates to be revealed in the coming days.

The tour includes a Saturday 23rd June appearance at O2 Academy Brixton in London and will be Idol’s first UK/European run since his hugely successful Kings & Queens of The Underground Tour in 2014 and 2015.

The Guardian described Idol’s 2014 and last headline performance in London at the Hammersmith Apollo in their 4-star review: “Wrapped in leather and soaked in nostalgia, the punk zealot serves up hard riffs with attitude...Idol struts and snarls, propelled by the conviction that rock is the cure for whatever ails you.... this show is nothing if not fantastic fun.”

UK Tickets go onsale on Friday 15th December at 10.00am from https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/billy-idol-tickets, with a presale for BillyIdol.net subscribers beginning today. Check local venue listings for detailed onsale information.

Billy Idol was an early architect of the sound, style, and fury of punk rock. His lip- curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of the most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring numerous platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the U.S. and 10 in the U.K. including “Dancing With Myself, “White Wedding,” “Rebel Yell,” “Mony Mony,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” and “Cradle Of Love.”

Billy was responsible for some of punk rock’s most memorable, literate, and evocative moments and created a pioneering new sound by bringing the spirit of ’77 to the dance floor, going on to fashion an immediately identifiable musical blueprint that integrates club-land throb, rockabilly desperation, and rock’n’roll decadence.

Idol returned to the spotlight in the fall of 2014 with two high profile releases that marked the latest chapter in the long and remarkable story of a musician, an inventor, a survivor, a father, a son, a man who returned from the brink, and a rebel whose yells made the mainstream sit up and pay attention.

Idol’s New York Times bestselling autobiography Dancing With Myself is an electric, intelligent, brutally honest and entirely self-written account of Billy Idol’s journey to fame, from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to a long and often decadent life lived loving sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, and motorcycles.

Kings & Queens of the Underground was Billy’s first album of new material in nearly a decade. The album’s palette, which includes incredible contributions from Idol’s long-time collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens, will be instantly familiar to lovers of classic Billy Idol, while announcing a firm step into the future. Produced by Trevor Horn (with two tracks co-written and produced by 2017 Grammy Producer of The Year winner Greg Kurstin), it is full of thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock’n’roll.

BILLY IDOL 2018 UK and EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (more to be announced)

June 20           Manchester, UK         O2 Apollo
June 21           Birmingham, UK         O2 Academy
June 23           London, UK                 O2 Academy Brixton
June 25           Luxembourg, LU         Rockhal
June 26           Regensburg, DE         Donau Arena
June 30           Zajecar, RS                 Guitar Fest
July 2              Budapest, HU             Budapest Park Open Air
July 3              Munich, DE                 Tollwood Festival
July 6              Zurich, CH                   Hallenstadion
July 14            Halle, DE                       Peissnitz Insel
July 17            Cologne, DE                 Tanzbrunnen
July 19            Berlin, DE                     Zitadelle
July 21            Slupsk, PL                   Charlotta Valley Amp
July 22            Hamburg, DE               Stadtpark

 The Damned Add More Shows To Their UK Tour.

The Damned.Monday 11th December 2017
Over forty years since their initial explosion across the fledgling London punk scene, and some ten years since the release of their last studio recordings, British punk legends The Damned are set to return in 2018 with both new material and an extensive UK tour.

Kick-starting 2018 on January 26th with the previously announced 'Evil Spirits' tour, due to popular demand the band have announced an extra date in addition to their headline performance at The Forum on the 17th of February and will now also play Koko on the 16th, taking over North London for a very special weekend of prime-Damned entertainment.  Main support on the tour comes from fabled Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom, whilst at Koko American 'operatic-punk' performer Kristeen Young will open the show.

Also joining the tour, following the departure of bassist Stu West, is former bass player Paul Gray. Paul was part of the band for two incredible albums during the eighties ('The Black Album', 'Strawberries') and has also played with undisputed legends such as Eddie And The Hot Rods, Johnny Thunders, UFO and Rob Tyner from the MC5 throughout his career. News of his reunion with the band was greeted with much excitement from The Damned's dedicated fan base.

"I wasn't the best bassist in the band... by a long way," says Captain Sensible. "That was Paul, The Damned, Eddie & The Hot Rods, UFO; listen to that playing, the bloke is a master of his instrument and it's great to have him back for the tour."

Having last released new material in 2008 with their 'So, Who's Paranoid?' album, 2018 will see the unveiling of a hugely-anticipated new album. Recorded in New York by famed producer Tony Visconti, whose list of past working-relationships reads like a who's who of popular music (David Bowie, T Rex, Morrissey, U2, The Stranglers, Iggy Pop and Thin Lizzy to name but a few!), the band have signed a new deal with Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records and are set to stun the music world once again with their dizzying blend of high-energy punk rock, creative psychedelic pop and classic song-writing.

"Our new Tony Visconti produced album, as with all previous Damned records, very much has its own sound," continues Captain. "We're looking forward to having an element of that mixed in with the old faves."

The Damned 'Evil Spirits' 2018 UK Tour Dates:

26 January Newcastle O2 Academy
27 January Dundee Caird Hall
28 January Glasgow O2 Academy
30 January Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
31 January Manchester Academy 1
1 February Birmingham O2 Academy
3 February Leicester O2 Academy
4 February Nottingham Rock City
6 February Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
7 February Southend Cliffs Pavilion
9 February Cardiff Great Hall
10 February Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
11 February Bournemouth O2 Academy
13 February Southampton O2 Guildhall
14 February Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
16 February Koko *Extra date just added
17 February London O2 Forum