Reuben Announce Full Details Of 'Racecar Is Racecar Backwards' Re-release.

ReubenThursday 28th August 2014
The recently-announced 2 CD reissue of Reuben's debut album, Racecar Is Racecar Backwards, is set for release on 3 November 2014, and the full tracklisting is below.

As a bonus, thanks to HUGE fan demand - and to show you people power truly does work - Xtra Mile Recordings will also reissue the original album on white vinyl with a download code for the bonus tracks featured on the CD. Both CD and vinyl will include new artwork by Jamie Lenman.

Full tracklisting for Racecar Is Racecar Backwards Tenth Anniversary Deluxe Edition:
CD 1 – Racecar Is Racecar Backwards
1. No One Wins the War
2. Horrorshow
3. Stuck In My Throat
4. Oh the Shame
5. Fall of the Bastille
6. Freddy Kreuger
7. Tonight My Wife Is Your Wife
8. Eating Only Apples
9. Our Song
10. Let's Stop Hanging Out
11. Missing Fingers
12. Song For Saturday
13. Moving to Blackwater
14. Wrong and Sorry
15. Parties Break Hearts
16. Dusk
CD 2 – Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

1. No One Wins the War (Live at the BBC)
2. Horrorshow (Live at XFM)
3. Stuck In My Throat (Racecar demo)
4. Oh the Shame (Live at Echo FM)
5. Fall of the Bastille (Live at XFM)
6. Freddy Kreugar (Stakeout demo)
7. Tonight My Wife Is Your Wife (Single version)
8. Eating Only Apples (Live at the BBC)
9. Our Song (Racecar demo)
10. Let's Stop Hanging Out (Live at the Barfly for XFM)
11. Missing Fingers (Live at XFM)
12. Song For Saturday (Live at XFM)
13. Moving to Blackwater (Live at the BBC)
14. Wrong and Sorry (Live at the BBC)
15. Parties Break Hearts (Stakeout demo)
16. Dusk (Racecar demo)
17. Alpha Signal Seven (Live at the BBC)
18. Banner Held High (Racecar demo)
19. Stux (Racecar demo)
20. Fuzz's Birthday Song (Surrey Uni demo)
21. Naked interview on XFM

Xtra Mile has also worked with the band to dig out some of their best early t-shirt designs and you get to vote on your favourite on Facebook. Whichever T-shirt gets the most likes will be reprinted and put back on sale, with some lovely CD or vinyl t-shirt bundles. Yes, we're going full nostalgia on this one. Check out the band's Facebook page for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/wordsfromreuben

 Avenged Sevenfold Unleash Full Unseen Video For 'Unholy Confessions'.

Avenged SevenfoldThursday 28th August 2014
The multi-platinum band personally curated this rare, never before seen look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album Waking The Fallen. The new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, the original first cut of the music video for 'Unholy Confessions” and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band, directed/edited by Rafa Alcantara. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!

The video for 'Unholy Confessions' is now online here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FZlG8Jztxk

'Unholy Confessions' was a single for the band in 2004 when Waking The Fallen was originally released.

Waking The Fallen: Resurrected was released this week via Hopeless Records. The complete track listing can be found below.

Waking The Fallen: Resurrected Track Listing

CD 1:
1. Waking The Fallen
2. Unholy Confessions
3. Chapter Four
4. Remenissions
5. Desecrate Through Reverence
6. Eternal Rest
7. Second Heartbeat
8. Radiant Eclipse
9. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1
10. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2
11. Clairvoyant Disease
12. And All Things Will End

CD 2:
1. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected
2. Second Heartbeat (Alternate Version)
3. Chapter Four (Demo)
4. Remenissions (Demo)
5. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 (Demo)
6. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2 (Demo)
7. Intro/Chapter Four (Live In Ventura)
8 Desecrate Through Reverence (Live In Pomona)
9. Eternal Rest (Live In Pomona)
10. Unholy Confessions (Live In Ventura)
11. Second Heartbeat (Live In Ventura)
12. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 1 (Live In Ventura)*
13. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 2 (Live In Ventura)*

*Denotes bonus tracks only available in D2C pre-order

DVD Track Listing:

1. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected Documentary
2. Chapter Four (Live Footage Video)
3. Unholy Confessions (Official Music Video)
4. Unholy Confessions (Original First Cut Music Video

 Unearth Announce New Album.

UnearthThursday 28th August 2014
New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH have announced “Watchers of Rule” to be released via Century Media on November 3rd, 2014 in Europe. Produced by Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Devildriver), this marks the band's six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure.
UNEARTH will hit European soil on the Hell On Earth Tour 2014 tomorrow, this time the band is heading out with friends Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain, War Of Ages and Pay No Respect in support. See all tour dates below.

UNEARTH live:
HELL ON EARTH TOUR 2014
+ SHADOWS FALL + THE ACACIA STRAIN + WAR OF AGES + PAY NO RESPECT
29.08. Frankfurt Oder - Beachrock Helenesee (Germany)
30.08. Essen - Turock Open Air (Germany)
31.08. Rotterdam - De Baroeg (The Netherlands)
01.09. Köln - Underground (Germany)
02.09. Bridgend - Hobos (Great Britain)
03.09. Derby - Hairy Dog (Great Britain)
04.09. London - Underworld (Great Britain)
05.09. Liege/Fonck - 6k Fest (Belgium)
06.09. Obererbach - Pell Mell Festival (Germany)
07.09. Paris - Trabeno (France)
08.09. Winterthur - Salzhaus (Switzerland)
09.09. Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark (Germany)
10.09. Prague - Futurum (Czech Republic)
11.09. Bratislava - Majestic Club (Slovakia)
12.09. Brixen - Club Max (Italy)
13.09. Linz - Posthof (Austria)
14.09. Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal (Germany)

UNEARTH solo headlining shows:
15.09. Bucharest - Fabrica (Romania)
16.09. Sofia - Mixtape 5 (Bulgaria)
17.09. Athens - An Club (Greece)
18.09. Thessaloniki - Eightball (Greece)
19.09. Skopje - Havana Club (Macedonia)
20.09. Belgrad - Dom Omladine (Serbia)

 Example To Release New Single.

ExampleWednesday 27th August 2014
Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example, is set to release his brand new single ‘10 Million People’ on 5th October. The track has been taken from his top ten album ‘Live Life Living’ which is out now.

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

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

Dates are below:
OCTOBER 2014
Fri 17 LLANDUDNO NORTH WALES ARENA
Sat 18 STOKE VICTORIA HALL
Sun 19 GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM
Tue 21 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY
Wed 22 CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE
Thu 23 YORK BARBICAN
Sat 25 LEEDS O2 ACADEMY
Sun 26 BATH PAVILION
Mon 27 BOURNEMOUTH O2 ACADEMY
Wed 29 NEWPORT CENTRE
Thu 30 PLYMOUTH PAVILION
NOVEMBER 2014
Sun 02 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Mon 03 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
Tue 04 FOLKESTONE LEAS CLIFF HALL
Thu 06 EASTBOURNE WINTER GARDENS
Fri 07 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
Sat 08 SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY
Mon 10 LEICESTER O2 ACADEMY
Tue 11 PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
Thu 13 LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
Mon 17 CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
Tue 18 NORWICH UEA
Wed 19 LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY MOUNTFORD HALL
Fri 21 BIRMINGHAM O2ACADEMY
Sun 23 HULL CITY HALL
Tue 25 GLASGOW BARROWLAND
Thu 27 MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO

 Ranger Sign To Spinefarm Records.

RangerWednesday 27th August 2014
RANGER, Finnish masters of speed metal, have signed to Spinefarm Records. The band will be recording their label debut album this fall and a release is expected early 2015.

These young metal merchants sound as if they came straight out of the eighties and adapted their own style for a new generation of thrash and speed metal fans. Or as singer/bass player Dimi Pontiac likes to say: "Skull splitting METAL for maniacs pure!”. RANGER nailed something that eludes them from the majority of 'retro' acts. Fans of Agent Steel, Exciter, Razor and classic teutonic metal beware!

RANGER are Dimi Pontiac - vocals & bass, Miko Sipilä - drums, Mikael Haavisto - guitar and Ville Valtonen - guitar, and started in Helsinki, Finland in 2008. After three demos the band gained quite a cult status in Europe, which resulted in their first two releases on Ektro Records, the MLP Knights Of Darkness (2013) and their recently released 7” single Shock Skull. RANGER have already played many club shows in Finland and appeared on various Finnish festivals (Tuska, Ilosaari, Porispere, Jalometalli) and on European stages (Keep It True, Muskelrock, Live Evil).

Until the new album in 2015, have a listen at their MLP Knights Of Darkness at Bandcamp here and their recent 7” single Shock Skull here. 100% headbanging material. Check their facebook page for all the latest updates www.facebook.com/rangerheavymetal.

RANGER live: October 17th - The Dome, Tufnell Park, London, UK

 Sleepwave Premiere Video And Announced As Bring Me The Horizon Support.

SleepwaveWednesday 27th August 2014
Announced as support to Bring Me The Horizon at Wembley Arena on December 5th
Debut album "Broken Compass" out on Epitaph Records on September 15th

Sleepwave is the new band from former Underøath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring band mate Stephen Bowman. The band boldy shares a new video for their track "The Wolf" featuring live footage from the band's current tour with Nothing More. Watch it now: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dXjDNVBgc1M

Sleepwave will release their debut album "Broken Compass" on September 15th on Epitaph Records. "Broken Compass" delivers the dirty dark side of electronica through the lens of classic song structure and melody. Sleepwave cuts through the white noise of sound-a-like charlatans like a dull knife. "Broken Compass", the Florida based band’s debut album, speaks truth to power by bucking trends and digging deeply with a creative determination all too lacking today. A Sleepwave show is full of spit, snot, bile and vibrant redemption, performed by the core duo of Spencer Chamberlain and Stephen Bowman (and various live collaborators) with purpose and meaning. Compared to the camera-ready prima donnas around them, these guys look like they slept in a gas station and they sound like the pop apocalypse.

Chamberlain states, “People ask me all the time why I didn’t just do a new band that sounds like Underøath. It would be easy to do that. But I wanted to do something that’s not out there right now that needs to be out there again….Not everyone will love Sleepwave. But nobody will be able to leave a Sleepwave show saying we phoned it in.”

Sleepwave is on tour in the US with Nothing More. The band were recently invited to join Bring Me The Horizon on their forthcoming show at London's Wembley Arena on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now from ticketmaster.co.uk / livenation.co.uk

Fans are invited to pre-order Broken Compass by visiting: www.sleepwave.merchline.com

 Meshuggah Announce European Tour.

MeshuggahWednesday 27th August 2014
The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, Sweden’s technically intoxicating extreme metal quintet MESHUGGAH, are bringing their immense live show to Europe this December to celebrate their 25th year of musical deviance.

MESHUGGAH will play a very special 25th Anniversary set by performing selections from their 1989 - 2012 discography including some rare songs that haven’t been played live in many years.

This live news comes after MESHUGGAH recently announced the upcoming re-issue of 2004’s one song EP, I, via Nuclear Blast out on 29th September, and an incredible live DVD 'The Ophidian Trek' also released on the same date.

MESHUGGAH - 25 Years of Deviance tour dates:

Tuesday 9th December - Umeå SE - Guitars
Friday 12th December - Gothenburg SE - Pustervik
Saturday 13th December - Copenhagen DK - Amager Bio
Monday 15th December - Lausanne CH - Les Docks
Tuesday 16th December - Milan IT - Live Club
Thursday 18th December - Paris FR - Le Cabaret Sauvage
Friday 19th December - Amsterdam NL - Melkweg Max
Saturday 20th December - London UK - Roundhouse
Sunday 21st December - Dortmund DE - FZW

 The Xcerts Announce UK Headline Tour.

The XcertsWednesday 27th August 2014
Aberdeen/Exeter 3 piece THE XCERTS can now announce a UK headline tour for November, which follows their October US tour with Brand New. From front man/guitarist Murray McLeod; "We are really looking forward to the UK tour in November. It's been a while since we've done a full UK headline tour and the fact we'll have 3 albums worth of songs to pick from is really exciting. Our new record will be out by the time we hit the road so we're looking forward to singing these songs with you all." ALL UK headline dates are below (supports TBA very soon):

THE XCERTS UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
Tues 4 - Birmingham Sunflower Lounge / Wed 5 - Manchester Gullivers
Thurs 6 - Leeds Brudenell Games Room / Fri 7 - Glasgow Oran Mor
Sat 8 - Dundee Beat Generator Live / Mon 10 - Newcastle Think Tank
Tues 11 - Sheffield Corporation / Wed 12 - Norwich Waterfront Studio
Thurs 13 - Nottingham Bodega/ Fri 14 - London Tufnell Park Dome
Sat 15 - Aldershot West End Centre

The band will also finally be releasing their hugely anticipated 3rd studio album ‘There Is Only You’ on November 3rd through Raygun Music. The new album is the follow up to 2010’s ‘Scatterbrain’, and was produced by both Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild) and long-term band friend Paul Steel.
ALL US dates with Brand New in October 2014:
12 - The National, Richmond, VA // 13 - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
15 - Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA // 16 - War Memorial, Nashville, TN
17 - Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA // 18 - Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
19 - Stubb’s, Austin, TX // 21 - Iron City, Birmingham, AL
22 - The Lyric, Oxford, MS // 24 - House Of Blues, Orlando, FL
25 - Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL // 26 - Jannus Landing, St Petersburg, FL
28 - House Of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach, SC // 29 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
30 - The Norva, Norfolk, VA

THE XCERTS new single ‘Shaking In The Water’ (featured on ‘There Is Only You’), picking up Radio 1 daytime love through Fearne Cotton and Alice Levine, out September 29th, watch the promo video here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq8s5evAfmc&noredirect=1
Pre order link - www.musicglue.com/the-xcerts/shop/

Track listings for ‘There Is Only You’:
1. 2.12.12 / 2. Live Like This
3. Shaking In The Water / 4. Kick It
5. I Don't Care / 6. Kevin Costner
7. Teenage Lust / 8. Pop Song
9. Kids On Drugs / 10. She
11. There Is Only You

 Hang the Bastard Added To King 810's Tour.

Hang The BastardWednesday 27th August 2014
HANG THE BASTARD have announced their direct support to KING 810’s UK dates, timed with the release of their brand new album “Sex In The Seventh Circle”.

This will be the first chance to see a selection brand new material played live in its most punishing, acid dipped form, in the wake of what promises to be one of the albums of the year. The London Riff Machine have been busy preparing their heaviest live set yet for the release of their phenomenal new album “ Sex In The Seventh Circle” due Sept 22nd in Europe and October 14th in North America.
Hang The Bastard comment on the shows:

'We are extremely excited to get back out playing shows with brand new songs from our new album, Sex In The Seventh Circle. We've waited a while to unleash what we believe is our strongest and heaviest tracks to date.”

Furthermore the band is very proud to announce more shows in the UK for November, this time with Swedish Death Metal legends Entombed A.D.
Here’s what the band had to say about the shows:

“For all of us Entombed are one of our very favorite bands. The album Wolverine Blues alone was a major influence on how we've shaped our band. We are really excited to play with them in November at some killer venues. Riffs!!”

HANG THE BASTARD live:
23.09.2014 UK Bristol, Thekla w/ King 810
24.09.2014 UK Glasgow, Classic Grand w/ King 810
25.09.2014 UK Birmingham, O2 Academy2 w/ King 810
26.09.2014 UK London, Islington Academy w/ King 810
27.09.2014 UK Manchester, Club Academy w/ King 810

11.11.2014 UK Manchester, Roadhouse w/ Entombed A.D.
12.11.2014 UK Glasgow, Audio w/ Entombed A.D.
13.11.2014 IRE Dublin Voodoo Lounge w/ Entombed A.D.
14.11.2014 UK London, Underworld w/ Entombed A.D.

 Cavalera conspiracy To Release New Studio Album.

Cavalera ConspiracyTuesday 26th August 2014
No one can delude Max and Iggor Cavalera anymore. The two SEPULTURA founders show with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY what it means to shoot Thrash and Death Metal straight into the world.

The new studio album Pandemonium will be released on November 3rd in the UK via Napalm Records and shows that fatigue is a foreign word for them. Front man Max Cavalera rushes with bellow of rage into the fray, lets his brother drum coarsest grooves and puts his finger into the open wound.

Today the artwork and track listing for Pandemonium have been revealed. Iggor Cavalera about the cover artwork: “It is exciting to work with one of the most amazing living artists which is also one of my best friends. Stephan Doitschnoff expresses in a beautiful way what is tense and ambiguous, makes people think through images and words, for me it’s the best fit to combine with one of the most exciting pieces of music I have written which is Pandemonium.“

Pandemonium Track Listing:
1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Cramunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra

 Billy Idol Announces New Single and Album.

Billy IdolTuesday 26th August 2014
Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release Kings & Queens Of The Underground, his first new album in almost a decade, on 20th October. The album will be released on Idol's own BFI Records, via Kobalt Label Services. The track list for the new album is listed below.

Kings & Queens Of The Underground was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs, including the anthemic lead single, “Can’t Break Me Down.” The single is now streaming at the new BillyIdol.net and will be delivered instantly to fans that pre-order the new album beginning today on iTunes. The iTunes edition of the album will also exclusively include “Hollywood Promises,” a new song recorded during the album sessions. Fans can also pre-order the CD on Amazon.com beginning today.

The artwork for Kings & Queens Of The Underground, above, was designed by street artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey.

The album will arrive close to the release of Billy Idol’s highly anticipated self-written autobiography, Dancing With Myself, which as previously announced will be released worldwide the week of 7th October.

Idol and his band, including long-time collaborator and guitarist Steve Stevens, will launch a European Tour in November, the first of several legs of a world tour that will continue into 2015.

Link to iTunes Pre-order of Billy Idol’s new album: http://smarturl.it/billyidolitunes
Link to Amazon Pre-order of Billy Idol’s new album: http://smarturl.it/billyidolamz

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRACK LIST

1. Bitter Pill
2. Can’t Break Me Down (listen at BillyIdol.net)
3. Save Me Now
4. One Breath Away
5. Postcards From The Past
6. Kings & Queens Of The Underground
7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. Ghosts In My Guitar
9. Nothing To Fear
10. Love And Glory
11. Whiskey And Pills

BILLY IDOL 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES (more to be announced)

NOVEMBER
Wed 5th Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Fri7th Dublin, IRE Vicar Street
Sun 9th London, UK Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Mon 10th Manchester, UK 02 Apollo
Wed 12th Stuttgart, DE Porsche Arena
Thur 13th Frankfurt, DE Jahrhunderthalle
Sun 16th Amsterdam, NL Heineken Music Hall
Tue 18th Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Wed 19th Brussels, BE Royal Circus
Fri 21st Nuremberg, DE Arena
Sat 22nd Lucerne, CH Messe Lucerne
Sun 23rd Milan, IT Fabrique

 Gogol Bordello Announce UK Tour.

Gogol BordelloTuesday 26th August 2014
Following their weekend performances at Reading and Leeds, Gogol Bordello today announce a run of UK dates this December, the band will play:

Gogol Bordello – December 2014
Monday 08 O2 Academy Newcastle
Tuesday 09 O2 Academy Liverpool
Thursday 11 O2 Academy Birmingham
Saturday 13 London Roundhouse

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 29th August priced £19.50 regionally and £24.50 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Gogol Bordello have spent the last decade getting down with that energy through their meteoric live shows and have earned a solid reputation as "the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)" and "the world's most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).” Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe.

“Our sound comes from being a group of polyamorous musicians. The style comes from musicians born and raised in various elements, like (bass player) Thomas Gobena’s Ethiopian meters and (Russian violinist) Sergey Ryabtsev and (folkloric Russian accordion player) Yuri Lemeshev’s palette of colors. Everyone does their own thing to keep the train moving” says frontman Eugene Hutz.

For their sixth full length album Pura Vida Conspiracy, released in 2013, Andrew Scheps, who was the recording engineer on 2010’s Trans-Continental Hustle, stepped into the producer’s chair and helped them capture the feel of their vibrant live performances. “Andrew is a saint,” Hutz says. “From the first time we met, I felt like he was part of our family. He was keenly aware of our musical evolution and encouraged us to encapsulate the passion and experimental energy we’ve accumulated in the last few years of intense world travel.”

The band’s long time goal of creating a global style of music is fully realized with the heartfelt tunes on Pura Vida Conspiracy. “What makes Pura Vida Conspiracy so strong is that, unlike other records we’ve done that are also musically polyamorous, this one combines our adventurous spirit with a stronger rock anchor,” Hutz says. “People ask how I had the confidence to attempt this task and I tell them it was not confidence. I had a feeling I needed to do it, but no idea if it would work out. When we scream on stage it’s to acknowledge all cultures are beautiful masks, but they only take you so far - to a nice carnival or masquerade. True human spirit is beyond culture, that’s why my main interest is in human potential. Music is a way to explore that and you can see how it links up with the idea of pura vida. ‘Pura vida’ is pure life, ‘conspiracy’ is word play on the fact that most of the people in the world are so focused on everything going wrong that they fail to see the 50% that’s going right.”

Hutz founded Gogol Bordello in New York City in 1999, after leaving Ukraine in the aftermath of Chernobyl. In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, races and cultures, including bassist Thomas Gobena, from Ethiopia, Russian violinist Sergey Ryabtsev from Moscow and percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia from Ecuador.

 Crossfaith Announce Headline Tour.

CrossfaithTuesday 26th August 2014
Straight from their epic main stage performance at this years Reading and Leeds festivals, Crossfaith have announced their first ever UK headline tour. See the full list of dates below.

The 'Apocalyze Now' tour hits the UK this November and includes London’s Koko. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Wednesday 27th August from www.kililive.com and www.seetickets.com.

Frontman Kenta Koie comments on the tour:

“Since our first UK tour 2 years ago, we've spent a lot of time in your country. The United Kingdom is very special to us, and literally feels like home. We’re very excited to finally announce our very first headlining tour in the UK this November. We're gonna take you guys to the future and beyond!"

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

 Bring Me The Horizon Announce Wembley Arena Supports.

Bring Me The HorizonTuesday 26th August 2014
After much anticipation, Bring Me The Horizon have today announced the stellar line up of support bands for their biggest show to date at London’s Wembley Arena on 5th December.

Joining them at this very special show will be UK rock outfit Young Guns, US crossover sensations Issues and former Underoath frontman, Spencer Chamberlain’s new band Sleepwave.

Bring Me The Horizon released the most important album of their career, ‘Sempiternal’ last year, which triggered a year of triumphs for the young band from Sheffield, entering the UK album chart at # 3 and selling over 300k to date, it firmly put them on the map and proved that a metal band can make their mark on the mainstream.

With a reputation for incredible live shows and festival sets all over the globe firmly cementing them as one of the best live bands in the world, Bring Me The Horizon are rapidly becoming one of the biggest and most important bands of this generation.

With the full bill now announced, this one-off show is an unmissable opportunity to some of the very best bands in heavy music performing on the same stage.

December 2014
Friday 5th Wembley Arena

Bring Me Horizon tickets are on sale now priced at £22.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk orwww.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Every Time I Die To Support Architects.

Every Time I DieTuesday 26th August 2014
Following on from two triumphant Reading and Leeds Festival slots, ARCHITECTS have announced their biggest-ever headline tour with label mates Every Time I Die in early 2015. The tour will kick off on February 16 in Paris (FR) and conclude in London’s Roundhouse on March 14.

“We are extremely proud to announce our biggest ever headlining tour of the UK and Europe! We're bring along our good friends in Every Time I Die, Blessthefall and Counterparts to make it one of the biggest heavy bills of the year.- stated the band. We'll be doing everything we can to make sure these shows are the biggest and best Architects shows in our 10 year history. We can't wait.”

ARCHITECTS will be touring in support of their hugely acclaimed, Kerrang! Award winning album Lost Forever, Lost Together. “The best British metal band of their generation”(Kerrang 5/5) have delivered a “complex and brutal album that belies metalcore's stagnation” according to the British paper The Guardian, who granted it a 4/5 review. Metal Hammer agrees, stating that the band are “a true national treasure and they continually pump out some of the most engaging, challenging and outright gnarly metal around”.

Every Time I Die’s appearance on this tour, will mark their first European run after the release of the much-acclaimed new album From Parts Unknown, which Kerrang called "one of the most essential records of 2014", granting it a perfect 5/5 score.

From Parts Unknown was recorded at Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts with producer Kurt Ballou of Converge. The band purposefully did things differently on this album - with Ballou challenging them in new ways in the studio, to Keith Buckley’s newfound positivity in his lyrics, and in the way that no pink was used in the From Parts Unknown cover art. All of the newness is what inspired the album name and is what gave the band the force to create their most assaulting record to date.
ARCHITECTS & EVERY TIME I DIE TOUR DATES:

16- Feb 2015 – France – Paris – Trabendo
17-Feb 2015 – Germany – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
18-Feb 2015 - Czech Rep – Prague – Futrum
19-Feb 2015 – Austria - Vienna – Arena
20-Feb 2015 – Germany – Munich - Backstage Werk
21-Feb 2015 – Italy – Roncade - New Age Club
22-Feb 2015 – Italy – Milan - Circolo Magnolia
23-Feb 2015 – Switzerland – Zurich – Komplex
24-Feb 2015 – Germany – Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
25-Feb 2015 – Netherlands – Amsterdam – Melkweg
26-Feb 2015 – Germany – Cologne - Live Music Hall
27-Feb 2015 – Germany – Leipzig – Taubchenthal
28-Feb 2015 – Germany – Berlin - C-Club (Huxleys on hold)
1-Mar 2015 – Germany – Hamburg – Gruenspan
3-Mar 2015 - Denmark - Copenhagen – Vega
4-Mar 2015 – Norway – Oslo – Rockefeller
5-Mar 2015 – Sweden – Stockholm – Klubben
6-Mar 2015 – Sweden - Gothenburg - Tradgarn
8-Mar 2015 – Belgium - Antwerp – Trix
9-Mar 2015 – UK – Bristol - Anson Rooms
10-Mar 2015 – UK – Manchester - Ritz + Academy
11-Mar 2015 – UK – Glasgow - ABC / Academy
12-Mar 2015 – UK - Birmingham – Institute
13-Mar 2015 – UK – Nottingham - Rock City
14-Mar 2015 – UK - London – Roundhouse

 Architects Announce Biggest Headline Tour.

ArchitechsTuesday 26th August 2014
Following on from their triumphant Reading and Leeds Festival slot, Brighton based 4 piece ARCHITECTS can today unveil their huge March 2015 UK headline tour, their biggest ever dates in the UK. The dates follow on from a huge European tour through Feb 2015. The band will also be releasing their new single ‘Colony Collapse’ on September 29th.

ALL UK DATES ARE:
9-Mar 2015 – UK – Bristol - Anson Rooms
10-Mar 2015 – UK – Manchester - Ritz
11-Mar 2015 – UK – Glasgow – ABC
12-Mar 2015 – UK - Birmingham – Institute
13-Mar 2015 – UK – Nottingham - Rock City
14-Mar 2015 – UK - London – Roundhouse
Joining the band will be the brilliant supports
Every Time I Die, Blessthefall and Counterparts.

From the band: “We are extremely proud to announce our biggest ever headlining tour of the UK and Europe! We're bring along our good friends in Every Time I Die, Blessthefall and Counterparts to make it one of the biggest heavy bills of the year. We'll be doing everything we can to make sure these shows are the biggest and best Architects shows in our 10 year history. We can't wait.”

Following the release of the hugely acclaimed, Kerrang! Award winning recent album ‘Lost Forever, Lost Together’, the band have also been incredinly busy. This includes being part of Radio 1 Rocks week (along woth acts like Of Mice And Men, Marmozets and Bury Tomorrow), performing live on Zane Lowe/Radio 1, touring the US with letlive (joint headline), touring the globe from South America to far East Asia.

 Def Leppard To Preform At Wembley Stadium.

Def LeppardTuesday 26th August 2014
Rock legends DEF LEPPARD will perform the pre-game show at the first of this year’s three NFL International Series games on Sunday September 28, when the Oakland Raiders host the Miami Dolphins.

Def Leppard, who have sold 100 million albums worldwide in a career spanning three decades, will showcase some of their biggest hits before kickoff of the NFL’s ninth regular-season game to be played in London since the International Series began in 2007.

The band’s lead singer, Joe Elliott, said: “Having most recently visited Wembley in May to watch Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final, I know what the atmosphere in the ground is like for ‘our’ football so I’m really looking forward to performing there before the NFL game and of course soaking up the excitement of the actual match. I can’t wait!”

“Having Def Leppard perform at Wembley is going to very exciting and a lot of fun,” said Alistair Kirkwood, Managing Director of NFLUK. “We know their performance will get Wembley pumping, have the fans on their feet and set the tone for a great game.”

Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as the UK's greatest-ever arena rock band. The five-piece – Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) – have produced a series of classic ground-breaking albums and two prestigious Diamond Awards in the USA, for two separate 10 million-selling albums. The group’s spectacular live shows and arsenal of hits have made them an institution in the music and touring industry.

Previous pre-game artists in the International Series have been: The Feeling (2007), Stereophonics (2008), Calvin Harris (2009), Goo-Goo Dolls (2010), My Chemical Romance (2011), Train (2012), Tinie Tempah (2013), NE-YO (2013).

The US national anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ will be sung before the Dolphins-Raiders game byISAAC SLADE, lead singer of The Fray. Four-time Grammy Award nominees, The Fray had their first UK top five single with “How To Save a Life” and have seen two of their four albums reach platinum status in the United States.

The UK national anthem will be sung by best-selling soprano LAURA WRIGHT, who performed ‘God Save The Queen’ at both of last year’s International Series games.

A limited number of tickets returned by the participating teams will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday September 4 via www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

The Raiders-Dolphins game will kick off at 6:00 p.m. UK time (1:00p.m. ET) and will be aired live in the UK on Channel 4 and Sky Sports and in the US on CBS.

 Slipknot Announce Their Fifth Studio Album '5: The Gray Chapter'.

EntombedTuesday 26th August 2014
ENTOMBED A.D. are really “Back To The Front”! The new album is out now, the band killed Bloodstock Open Air and are now proud to announce an UK tour this Autumn.

Nico Elgstrand (guitar): “Fellow tea-sippin,sheep-shagging bastards of Britannia, the time has finally come for retribution! For too long have we been watching and waiting silently on the sidelines, but in November we shall once and for all together bring back the spirit of proper metal mayhem as was once the trademark of the Empire. Sharpen your swords, polish your helmets and be prepared for the last victorious battle of our age! As the wise King Willie once said: There is no stopping what cannot be stopped, no killing what cannot be killed. You cannot see the eye of the demon.... Until him come calling! This is dread man, truly dread!”

If you missed any new ENTOMBED A.D. “Back To The Front” songs, check out the lastest video for “Pandemic Rage”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOODS4Rfpuo / http://www.muzu.tv/entombed-ad/pandemic-rage-official-video-musikvideo/2277764/

ENTOMBED A.D. – “Back To The Front” tour 2014 with GRAVE & support
18-09-14 Berlin, DE @ K17
19-09-14 Tilburg, NL @ o13
20-09-14 Amstelveen ,NL @ P60
21-09-14 Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
22-09-14 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
23-09-14 Nuernberg, DE @ Rockfabrik
24-09-14 Köln, DE @ Gebäude 9
25-09-14 Paris, FR @ Divan du Monde
26-09-14 Lyss, CH @ Carnage Feast
27-09-14 Toulouse, FR @ Dynamo
28-09-14 Barcelona, SP @ Apolo 2
29-09-14 Madrid, SP @ Shoko
30-09-14 Bilbao, SP @ Sonora
01-10-14 Cannes, FR @ MJC Picaud
02-10-14 Trier, DE @ Ex Haus
03-10-14 Essen, DE @ Turock
04-10-14 München, DE @ Feierwerk
05-10-14 Brescia, IT @ Circolo Colony
06-10-14 Ljubljana, SI @ Gala Hala
07-10-14 Sarajevo, BH @ Club Sloga
08-10-14 Belgrad, RS @ Dom Omladine
09-10-14 Skopje, MK @ Club Havana
10-10-14 Sofia, BU @ Jet Rock Club
11-10-14 Bucharest, RO @ Romanian Thrash Metal fest
12-10-14 Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert
13-10-14 Graz, AT @ Explosiv
14-10-14 Vienna, AT @ Viper Room
15-10-14 Ostrava, CZ @ Barrak
16-10-14 Kosice, SK @ Colloseum Club
17-10-14 Krakow, PL @ Fabryka
18-10-14 Poznan, PL @ Eskulap
19-10-14 Gdansk, PL @ B90
20-10-14 Vilnius, LT @ New York
21-10-14 Riga, LV @ Melna Piektdiena
22-10-14 Tallinn, EE @ Rockclub Tapper
23-10-14 Turku, FI @ Klubi
24-10-14 Tampere, FI @ Klubi
25-10-14 Helsinki, FI @ Nosturi

ENTOMBED A.D. UK tour:
11.11.2014 UK Manchester, Roadhouse
12.11.2014 UK Glasgow, Audio
13.11.2014 IRE Dublin Voodoo Lounge
14.11.2014 UK London, Underworld

 Slipknot Announce Their Fifth Studio Album '5: The Gray Chapter'.

SlipknotMonday 25th August 2014
SLIPKNOT release of their long-awaited fifth studio album, '.5: The Gray Chapter' on 20th October.

'.5: The Gray Chapter' is now available for pre-order on the iTunes Store, with all pre-orders receiving instant downloads of the album’s lead single, 'The Devil In I', and the already released 'The Negative One.' '.5: The Gray Chapter' is also available in a range of formats, including standard and special edition CDs (2 bonus tracks and expanded packaging) as well as a limited edition, coloured vinyl double LP set.

SLIPKNOT unleashed 'The Negative One' earlier this month, marking the groundbreaking Iowa band’s first new music in more than six years. The song immediately hit #1 on Billboard's Trending 140 chart, with the band and track becoming global trending topics on Twitter. Meanwhile its nightmarish companion video, directed by the band’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown), has quickly drawn more than 2 million views at SLIPKNOT’s official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgA7KIwKlOE.

SLIPKNOT have also announced the 'Prepare For Hell Tour' - a major North American headline run, with very special guests KORN and openers KING 810 - kicking off on 29th October in El Paso, TX and traversing North America through December 7th.

"We've been waiting a long time for this," stated SLIPKNOT’s frontman, Corey Taylor. "Not only do we get to tour with friends who we respect, we've also chosen a band that represents the fury of the future. SLIPKNOT is coming to your town. And hell's coming with us."

The nationwide run will see SLIPKNOT coming hot off the heels of their US live return at their own KNOTFEST, with two unique sets at their very own three-day festival set for October 24th through 26th at San Bernardino, California’s San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds. Powered by Rockstar Energy Drink and curated by SLIPKNOT themselves, KNOTFEST will see SLIPKNOT headline the Main Stage on both Saturday and Sunday, offering fans a taste of the upcoming album with a unique show each night. KNOTFEST will feature over 60 bands – including Korn, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Carcass, KING 810, Atreyu, and many others – performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday Night VIP Pre-Party Bash (featuring SLIPKNOT’s DJ Sid), band performances, and other activities for those with VIP or Camping Packages. A truly immersive experience, KNOTFEST attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 attractions including a Slipknot Museum, a zip wire across the festival grounds, drum circles, pillars of fire, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, fairground rides and much more. For details, including complete ticketing information, please see www.knotfest.com. Additional news and updates can be also be found at both www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST and www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST(@KNOTFEST).

All fans who purchase their tickets through October 5 will receive a digital download of '.5: The Gray Chapter' upon it’s official release.

Album tracklisting;

SLIPKNOT - .5: THE GRAY CHAPTER
1. XIX
2. Sarcastrophe
3. AOV
4. The Devil In I
5. Killpop
6. Skeptic
7. Lech
8. Goodbye
9. Nomadic
10. The One That Kills The Least
11. Custer
12. Be Prepared For Hell
13. The Negative One
14. If Rain Is What You Want

----SPECIAL EDITION BONUS TRACKS----
15. Override (Bonus Track)
16. The Burden (Bonus Track)

PREPARE FOR HELL TOUR, FEATURING KORN & KING 810

OCTOBER
25 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest
26 San Bernardino, CA Knotfest
29 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
31 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

NOVEMBER
1 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
2 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
4 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
5 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
6 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
8 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
9 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premiere Center
11 Denver, CO Denver Coliseum
19 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena
21 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
22 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
23 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
25 Moline, IL iWireless Center
26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
28 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
29 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
30 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

DECEMBER
2 Reading, PA Santander Arena
3 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
6 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
7 Boston, MA Paul E. Tsongas Arena

 Dream Theater Announce Live Blu-Ray And DVD.

DReam TheaterFriday 22nd August 2014
DREAM THEATER have announced the release of BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE), a live Blu-Ray / DVD set of the band’s one-of-a-kind performance from the Boston Opera House on March 25, 2014. Produced by the band’s John Petrucci, filmed and directed by Pierre and François Lamoureux, and mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, this special release is over 2 hours in length, and includes guest performances from The Berklee College of Music Orchestra and Choir. BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE) arrives September 29TH.

The collection will be available in multiple configurations including Blu-Ray, a 2 DVD set, and a webstore exclusive deluxe Blu-Ray/3 CD set with poster, all currently available for pre-order via the Roadrunner Records webstore. Furthermore, Dream Theater have premiered a video of “The Looking Glass” (LIVE) taken from BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL (LIVE FROM THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE) which can be watched on the band’s official YouTube Channel. All pre-orders for the webstore exclusive will receive an instant download of “The Looking Glass” (LIVE).

Dream Theater’s John Petrucci commented on the special event saying, “In many ways, this was a huge homecoming for the band given the history of Dream Theater’s origins and ties with Berklee. With John and I both being alumni and Mike having been a professor at the college for 10 years, we saw the opportunity to perform together with the students of Berklee as a tremendous thrill and honor. We are extremely grateful for everyone's hard work in making this special event a reality and to all who participated.” He continued, “All of the Berklee College instrumentalists and vocalists did an outstanding job that night and it was awesome to have one of its students, Eren Basbug, orchestrate and conduct them live at the Opera House after having been a part of our latest studio release in the same capacity. Dream Theater has always had a great connection to the city of Boston and we knew that against the backdrop of the beautiful Opera House, this would end up being a historic stop on our 'Along For The Ride' world tour and an evening most definitely worth capturing on video. Beautifully filmed and directed by Pierre Lamoureux and brilliantly mixed and mastered by Richard Chycki, this is in my opinion, a major highlight in our nearly 30 year career as a band. We are eagerly anticipating its release and really hope that everyone enjoys it!”

This past year DREAM THEATER earned a second Grammy nomination for “Best Metal Performance” for the single “The Enemy Inside” from their current self-titled album. “DREAM THEATER” made a spectacular debut this past fall, topping Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart while simultaneously entering at #7 on the overall Billboard 200. The extraordinary chart position marked the group’s third consecutive top 10 debut, and also saw "DREAM THEATER" making top 5 chart debuts in Japan, Germany, Italy, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Holland, and Finland, as well as top 10 debuts in Denmark, Austria, and Norway, and career high debuts in the United Kingdom and Australia. The band recently announced new tour dates which will see them bring their spectacular live show to South America, Asia and Australia later this year.

 Black Star Riders Choose Producer.

Black Star RidersFriday 22nd August 2014
2014 has already been a landmark year for Black Star Riders. They have already taken their critically and fan acclaimed live show on the road and stormed the stages of the United States and Japan for their first tours of both of those countries. The reaction has been nothing short of amazing! The guys then headed back out to Europe for the rest of the summer and brought the music to stages in Europe and the UK.

2014 is also the year where Black Star Riders will return to the studio to record their second album, the as yet titled follow up to the highly successful “All Hell Breaks Loose”. Originally, it was announced that Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott would take over production duties on the new album joined by long time Leppard sound guru Ronan McHugh. But due to unforeseen circumstances and schedule conflicts, Joe and Ronan have had to back out of the process.

Joe explains, “It is with great reluctance that I have had to pull out of the production job for the BSR 2nd album. When I agreed to do it after a great meeting with the boys, it was at was at a time when Def Leppard weren’t exceptionally busy. Things changed & I found myself in a situation where the amount of time I could allocate to the album would not have done justice to the record or the band. They deserve someone who can do the job without rushing it or having to bail out half way through due to other commitments. I KNOW they’re are going to make a great 2nd album & maybe sometime down the road we can revisit the idea of working together again. Myself Ricky & Scott have a very long standing & firm friendship which goes back decades!! I wish them nothing but the best & much success with the new album”. Ricky Warwick adds, “Joe is like a member of the family… I was very excited by the prospects of Joe working with us on the new record. But sometimes things happen that we cannot control. I know we will work with Joe in the future”.

The great news is that this change in Joe’s schedule has allowed us to find someone we are all very excited to work with. Taking over the production duties will be heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz. Nick has been at the desk for a number of incredible releases from such artists as The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush and Mastodon. Ricky Warwick checks in on the working with Nick. “I have been a fan of Nick’s work for sometime. So when it became apparent that Nick wanted to work with us, we were all very excited! He has done some amazing work with other artists in the past and I can’t wait to hear what we manage to create together in the studio.”

Nick chimes in, "I was a fan of the first album, and I'm really excited about the songs they've written for their new record. I'm really looking forward to getting into the studio with them to help bring those songs to life."

Black Star Riders is set to enter the studio September 2014 to start recording their follow up release. Damon Johnson adds “Nick is an amazing talent and I know he is going to help take Black Star Riders to the next level. His resume is staggering, his reputation is stellar and his enthusiasm for our band and our songs is incredibly exciting.”
The new, as yet untitled, album will be released in the spring of 2015 through Nuclear Blast – the label behind acts such as Anthrax, Nightwish and Meshuggah. Black Star Riders are one of the first bands signed by Monte Conner – the former Roadrunner A&R guru who has signed acts such as Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura and Rush. Conner recently joined Nuclear Blast as the president of Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a new U.S. partnership he co-founded with Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger.
For the latest info on Black Star Riders, check out their website or official Facebook page.

 Pierce The Veil And Sleeping With Sirens Announce World Tour.

Pierce The VeilFriday 22nd August 2014
After announcing the first leg of their world tour, Sleeping With Sirens & Pierce The Veil, two of the most exciting and compelling forces on the music scene today proud to announce EU & UK dates for Spring 2015 in conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink.

Sharing the stage for the first time since their completely sold out “Collide With The Sky” 2012 tour, Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil announce a five-month, multi-leg, co-headline world tour - “The World Tour.” With PTV and SWS alternating the closing spot on the bill, the EU & UK leg of the tour will kick off on 20th March in Belgium and finish with two dates at the London Forum on 10th & 11th April 2015.

Check out this special video message from SWS’s Kellin Quinn and PTV’s Vic Fuentes. VIP Packages and limited pre-sale tickets are available from 26th August over at www.theworldtour.info. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, 29th August at 9AM local time.

Said PTV’s Vic Fuentes, "We've never done anything quite like this tour. We'll be spinning the globe with one of our best friend's bands. And because this whole thing was 100% inspired by our fans, it makes it the most special tour we've ever done, in our eyes. We can't wait to see how crazy these shows are, and come back with a new album and new songs to sing with all of you."

“It’s been awhile since either Sleeping With Sirens or Pierce The Veil have toured, and I think it’s truly special to travel the world together,” said SWS’s Kellin Quinn. "So to do a tour this long that hits so many countries? What more could you ask for? It’ll be insane, so don’t miss out!”

PIERCE THE VEIL / SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
Fri 20th Mar Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Sat 21st Melkweg, Amsterdam
Sun 22nd Mar C Club, Berlin
Tues 24th Mar Arenan, Stockholm
Weds 25th Mar Tradgarn, Gothenburg
Thurs 26th Mar Gruenspan, Hamburg
Fri 27th Mar Essigfabrik, Cologne
Sun 29th Mar Nick Rayns, LCR UEA, Norwich
Mon 30th Guildhall, Portsmouth
Tues 31st Mar O2 Academy, Bristol
Thurs 2nd Apr Academy 1, Manchester
Fri 3rd Apr o2 Academy, Leeds
Sat 4th Apr o2 Academy, Glasgow
Mon 6th Apr O2 Academy, Newcastle
Tues 7th Apr Rock City, Nottingham
Weds 8th Apr o2 Academy 1, Birmingham
Fri 10th Apr Forum, London
Sat 11th Apr Forum, London

VIP / Meet Greet on sale -Tuesday 26th August
General On Sale - Friday 29th August

 At The Gates Reveal Album Details.

At The GatesFriday 22nd August 2014
AT THE GATES, the pioneering band of the “Gothenburg style” melodic death metal sound, are launching more details about their highly anticipated “At War With Reality” comeback album, which will be released on October 27th, 2014 in Europe and October 28th, 2014 in North America via Century Media Records.

Today, AT THE GATES are revealing the front cover artwork for “At War With Reality”, which was designed by Costin Chioreanu / twilight13media.com. Chioreanu, who has previously also worked with bands such as ARCH ENEMY, MORGOTH or DARKTHRONE, gave the strong lyrical theme of “At War With Reality” an outstanding conceptual togetherness with the visuals he crafted for this project.

AT THE GATES vocalist and lyricist Tomas Lindberg checked in with the following comment, explaining the album’s theme:"The concept of 'At War with Reality' is based on the literary genre called 'Magic Realism'. The main style within this genre is the notion that 'reality' is ever-changing, and needs to be constantly re-discovered and re-conquered. We felt that Costin's artwork style would be the perfect visual contribution to this album, so he became the natural choice..."

And AT THE GATES guitarist and main songwriter Anders Björler further explained: "I got in touch with Costin a few years back. I was immediately impressed with his dark and original style. He collaborated on some T-shirt designs for AT THE GATES as well as designing the album artwork for my Instrumental Project. We realized pretty early on that his style would accompany the music and the concept perfectly.”

Additionally, Costin Chioreanu checked in with the following words: “I have been waiting for this album for almost 20 years and it’s the biggest honor for me to illustrate it - As there is no greater achievement for a dreamer than the moment when the dream becomes reality. "At War With Reality" is by far the most complex visual story I have ever created, from all points of view. From the very first moment the band presented the concept, I found it extremely stunning and at the same time super-challenging. I like to think that visual art and music are tools to explore our minds - to create, to discover and to push the limits. AT THE GATES, one of my all-time favorite Metal bands, offered me a chance to explore a new dimension.”

Some of the songs included on “At War With Reality” are the following: “Death And The Labyrinth”, “The Circular Ruins”, “The Conspiracy Of The Blind”, “Order From Chaos”, “Eater Of Gods” or “Upon Pillars Of Dust”.

In the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, “Slaughter Of The Soul” (1995), AT THE GATES recorded “At War With Reality” with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir) and mixed with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator), who checked in with the following video message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c

A previous message from the band can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/3i_OUQPpBjE and a first pre-production video message is to be seen here: http://youtu.be/uOmaN4chwJM

On the live-front, AT THE GATES have recently announced two more shows for February 2015 in their Swedish homeland(Karlstad on the 27th and Umeå on the 28th). Here is an overview of all upcoming AT THE GATES live-dates:

AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) – Forum
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) – Academy
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) – Solus
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (Austria) – Arena
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (Germany – Backstage Werk
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES - Live 2015:
TH 08.01.2015 Istanbul (Turkey) – Jolly Joker
FR 09.01.2015 Athens (Greece) – Stage Volume 1
SA 10.01.2015 Thessaloniki (Greece) – Principal Club
SA 31.01.2015 Dublin (Ireland) – Academy
TH 26.02.2015 Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
FR 27.02.2015 Karlstad (Sweden) – Nöjesfabriken
SA 28.02.2015 Umeå (Sweden) – House Of Metal
FR 29.05.2015 Johannesburg (South Africa) – TBA
SA 30.05.2015 Cape Town (South Africa) – TBA
More touring as well as details for “At War With Reality” will be revealed soon…

 Gates Announce New Album.

GatesThursday 21st August 2014
New Jersey alternative, post-rock band Gates has announced plans to release their highly anticipated debut full-length record, Bloom & Breathe, on October 20th via Pure Noise Records. Today, the band has revealed the album art, track list and release date and will be debuting new music in the coming weeks.

Co-Produced by Mike Watts (As Tall As Lions, As Cities Burn) and guitarist/vocalist Kevin Dye at Vudu Studios in Port Jefferson, NY, Bloom & Breathe is a dynamic record that exhibits the band’s maturity and skillful songwriting. Beautiful, complex tracks like “Not My Blood” and “At Last The Loneliest of Them” feature epic, sweeping post-rock soundscapes intertwined with vulnerable alternative rock vocals that provide a cathartic balance to the music’s overall ethereal feel.

After two well-received EPs (2011’s The Sun Will Rise And Lead Me Home and 2013’s You Are All You Have Left To Fear), Dye along with cohorts Dan King (guitar), Mike Maroney (bass), Daniel Crapanzano (drums) and Ethan Koozer (guitar) set to work on their new record in early 2014. Having previously done all the recording on their own, the band reached out to Watts who helped expand the band’s sound in the studio.

"It was sort of like Mike became the sixth member of Gates,” King explains. “He was really quick with everything and his insight made so much sense. He knew what amp and guitar to use to capture the tone of every part and I think it shows in the recording. It was nice working with someone we completely trusted who could really dissect the music from an outsider's point of view."

From the awe-inspiring opening interlude "Everything That Has Ever Been" to the final notes of the tension-shifting outro "Everything That Will Ever Be," Bloom & Breathe is a sonic passport that takes the listener on an emotional journey that's difficult to articulate via words. However, despite the impressive arrangements on songs like "Bloom," at its core the album is composed of guitar, bass and drums with no extraneous instrumentation.

"I look at what we can do with three guitars as a challenge and that pushes us moving forward," Dye says. "Instead of playing a Rhodes piano, I want to figure out how we can create that sound using effects. I think that limitation allows us to manipulate the traditional rock outfit because we're forced to really mold the aspect of the band that defines us."

Then again, for every shimmering anthem like "Born Dead” there's a song like "Marrow" which introduces a new vulnerability to Gates' sound.
"We're obviously capable of making giant walls of sound, but we wanted to see if we could also write a good song that's just a voice and an acoustic guitar," Dye adds.

On the opposite end of the spectrum lies a track like the ambient, Deftones-inspired rocker “At Last The Loneliest Of Them.

"I've had the idea of this song in the back of my head for seven years, and for these guys to add their parts to it and have it finally come to life was such an incredible experience," he continues, adding that the song has a heaviness that may surprise some Gates fans upon a cursory listen.

"We put everything that we had into this album, we questioned every note on the record, and we feel that this is the best result we could have made," King summarizes.

Bloom & Breathe Track List:
1. Everything That Ever Has Been
2. Bloom
3. Persist in Delusion
4. Not My Blood
5. Light The First Page
6. The Thing That Would Save You
7. Nothing You’ll Miss
8. At Last the Loneliest of Them
9. Born Dead
10. Marrow
11. Low
12. Again at the Beginning
13. Everything That Always Will Be

 Wolf To Support Delian In November.

WolfThursday 21st August 2014
Sweden’s WOLF had to postpone the September UK shows to February 2015. All tickets will remain valid. But fans shouldn’t be too disappointed as the band is announced to support DELAIN on three shows in late November and will still headline the Rock N’ Metal Circus festival in Northampton on September 12th, 2014.

Century Media Records will unleash “Devil Seed” on August 25th in Europe and September 2nd in North America.

“Devil Seed” is available in the following formats:
Ltd Edition, CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks, different artwork color)
CD Jewelcase
180g black Vinyl + CD
180g red Vinyl + CD (limited to 200 copies)
Digital Download

All physical formats are available here: http://smarturl.it/devilseedCMD

WOLF launched a video clip for the single “Shark Attack”. To watch the video, click the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ir6YC2uNU

You can also check out the lyric video for “My Demon” here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZbbKkFtANg

WOLF live:
12.09.2014 UK Northampton, Rock N’ Metal Circus
26.11.2014 UK Birmingham, Academy w/ Delain
27.11.2014 UK London, Underworld w/ Delain
28.11.2014 UK Glasgow, Cathouse w/ Delain
05.02.2015 UK Manchester, Roadhouse
07.02.2015 UK Nottingham, Basement
08.02.2015 UK London, Underworld

 Equilibrium Announce One Off UK Show.

EquilibriumThursday 21st August 2014
EQUILIBRIUM celebrated the highest chart entry in the band's history in June, with the album 'Erdentempel' reaching #16 in Germany, #40 in Austria and #43 in Switzerland.

Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost four years working on the new creation. The outcome is a very emotional and above all else, a very personal album. It harks back to the roots of the band, without neglecting the bombastic nature of the previous two records. Melodic Metal, powerful yet playful, heavy but emotional, inspired but independent - Erdentempel cleverly crosses genre borders and allowed the band to try out some bold experimentation, which cemented this album as the best in their discography to date.

EQUILIBRIUM has confirmed more tour dates for their upcoming “Erdentempel-European-Tour” in fall 2014:

EQUILIBRIUM
TROLLFEST
NOTHGARD

01.10.14 Ludwigsburg, RockFabrik
02.10.14 Geiselwind, Musichall
03.10.14 Leipzig, Hellraiser
04.10.14 Essen, Turock
05.10.14 Vosselaar (BE), Biebob (new)
06.10.14 London (UK), Islington Academy (new)
07.10.14 Paris (FR), Nouveau Casino (new)
09.10.14 Pratteln (CH), Z 7
10.10.14 Lindau, Vaudeville
11.10.14 München, Backstage
12.10.14 Wien (AT), Arena (new)
13.10.14 Lubljana (SL), Gala Hala (new)
14.10.14 Brescia (IT), Circolo Colony (new)
15.10.14 Salzburg (AT), Rockhouse (new)
16.10.14 Karlsruhe, Substage
17.10.14 Hamburg, Markthalle
18.10.14 Berlin, C-Club

 Dave Hause Covers Jenny Lewis.

Dave HauseThursday 21st August 2014
Ahead of his performances at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals - everyones favourite singer songwriter ( Just ask Chuck Ragan, Brian Fallon, Frank Turner, Keith Buckley, Matt Skiba….) the wonderful Dave Hause - has posted a video of his cover of Jenny Lewis’ “Just One Of The Guys”

Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and Brie Larson are just out of shot in the cabin...…. ah hem….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBBCx7ZRuHo

SO - go and see Dave at Reading and Leeds this weekend. He is performing on the Lock Up Stage at 1.25pm

 The mike James Rock Show Announces Fifth Annual Halloween Zombie Ball.

SkindredThursday 21st August 2014
The Mike James Rock Show is very pleased to announce the details of their fifth Annual Halloween Zombie Ball and Zombie Walk 2014.

The zombie walk has grown year on year, and this family orientated showpiece is one of the highlight in the Exeter social calendar and attracts people from as far and wide. The event has grown to be one of the region’s biggest events of its kind, last year attracting nearly a thousand halloween and zombie dress revellers.

This year's event starts from the upper bus station car park behind Co-Op, Sidwell Street, Exeter at 5.00pm on Friday 31st October and is open for anyone to participate.

“This year we have more entertainments along the course including a stage in Princesshey Shopping Centre with live music to thrill the procession. There will be spot prizes for best costumes and if the past few years is anything to go by then a lot of time and effort will be put in to them. Last year I remember seeing kids dressed as zombies in push chairs and as well as whole families all themed as famous halloween characters” explains event organiser Mike James.

The annual Zombie Walk precedes the Halloween Zombie Ball this year moving to its new home at Exeter Uni’s Lemongrove venue. The main ball is headlined by world conquering Welsh regga/metal stars SKINDRED. Their 2014 album 'Kill The Power' has seen them play shows all around the world, including prestigious festival appearances here in the UK and around Europe this summer.

The full line up includes Yorkshire born rockers GLAMOUR OF THE KILL, Devon breakthrough acts I DIVIDE and CAMBION and South West Music Award winners, KNOTSLIP, who are Europe's number one Slipknot tribute act.

The evening will also include some late night halloween orientated fun, including burlesque performers, guest DJ’s Dainton & Pritchard from MTV’s Dirty Sanchez, with many more to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now but for more details visit - www.mikejamesrockshow.com

Limited early bird tickets are on sale now for just £20

 Fearless Vampire Killers Release New Album Details.

Fearless Vampire KillersWednesday 20th August 2014
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS have just announced the full album details for their second studio album, entitled ‘UNBREAKABLE HEARTS’.

London based 5 piece, Fearless Vampire Killers have been feverishly working away in their FVK Headquarters, tirelessly working on nearly every aspect of the creation of their second record. They have intricately constructed many other elements outside of the ultimate task of song writing, like the incredible artwork (Cyrus Barrone – Guitar) and story writing (Laurence Beveridge – Vocals) that wonderfully, further narrates each track on the record, which you can read about on the bands social media platform, Obsidian Bond – which they also built themselves!

The album is set for release on November 3rd, via the bands own label, Goremount Records.

The album was recorded and produced by William Control at his studio in Seattle, US. The album is arranged into four sections, each with their own feel and story to which Laurence Beveridge (Vocals) has further narrated the story. The album is a sequel to the bands debut record, ‘Militia Of The Lost’ and continues the concept of that album.

Kier Kemp (Vocals/Guitar) commented, "For a year we've lived out this story. Fighting to release something a little bold. I'm just made up to finally say... it's coming and with Unbreakable Hearts we'll fight!”

Track listing:
1) Intermission

EXILE
2) Say What You Want From Me (The Ghost You Left Behind)
3) Turn Your Heaven to a Tomb
4) Exploding Heart Disorder
5) Edge of Eternity

LOSS
6) Taste the Iron on Your Lips
7) Our Nature's Unnatural
8) Dream of You
9) Brave the Night

RECOVERY
10) In Wondrous Rage
11) Neon in the Dance Halls
12) Batten Down the Hatches
13) Maeby

WAR
14) Unbreakable Hearts
15) Remember My Name
16) Lucifer's Shroud
17) City Falls to Dust

The band are also playing a special Halloween headline show at The Dome in Tufnell Park on November 1st. There will be a huge amount of special performance’s including magicians, dancers and many other tricks up their sleeve’s throughout the evening.

Tickets on sale now over at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/fearless-vampire-killers-tickets

Lastly, alongside the release, the band are releasing one track a week from the forthcoming album on their personal social media platform, Obsidian Bond, so fans get the opportunity to eagerly look forward to hearing a brand new full length track from the record, each week up to release week!

Check out the bands latest video, ‘Neon In The Dance Halls’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ8Si0BK_ks

 Martyr Defiled Cover Lamb Of God's 'Redneck'.

Martyr DefiledWednesday 20th August 2014
Martyr Defiled have unveiled a skull crushing cover of Lamb Of God's seminal track ‘Redneck’.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYIHa1TAnqc

The band also just revealed that they will be touring Australia in October as part of The Spring Rage tour with Boris The Blade.

Martyr Defiled recently released the album ‘No Hope No Morality’ and are excited to get out on the road and tour the new material.

“MDMAFIA are back on road again! We've been dying to get out and tour our new album, and the times right to show you what we're all about once again. We've picked some towns we've never played and some towns we've not played for years on this run to get out to our fans in places that haven't been able to see us - if we've missed your town don't worry, cos there's more to come!” – Vocalist Matt Jones

”..they certainly come up trumps in terms of sheer balls-to-the-wall heaviness. Galloping riffs, blast beat drumming, guttural vocals and monumentally bludegeoning breakdowns..blending to create a sound that suggests the band are well up to the challenge of taking on any more-hyped peers from across the atlantic” - Big Cheese Magazine

“..murderously contagious riffs and venomous lyrics pack an exhilarating punch, marking the quintet out for future acclaim” - Metal Hammer Magazine

“Armed with their brute sonic artillery, it’s certainly safe to say that In Shadows is a beast made up of pulsating, neck-snapping, wonderment” - Terrorizer Magazine

Catch the band on tour at the following dates:

September
19th // SWANSEA – Static Bar
20th // FARNHAM – Liberal Club
21st // PETERBOROUGH – South Grove Centre
22nd // BRIDGWATER – Bridgwater Rugby Club
23rd // PLYMOUTH – Tiki Bar
24th // NORTHAMPTON – The Racehorse
25th // SHEFFIELD – Southsea Live
26th // PRESTON – The Adelphi
27th // SELBY - The Riverside
28th // MANSFIELD – The Intake

 CJ Wildheart Releases His Own Sauce.

Cj WildheartsWednesday 20th August 2014
CJ Wildheart has been rocking crowds of thousands for nearly 20 years with his spicy guitar riffs in The Wildhearts and now its time for him to do the same with the debut of his own brand of gourmet Chilli Sauce – Devilspit.

CJ on Hot sauce: a love affair or an addiction?

“It started when I was a wee lad watching my Mum make her own chilli sauce, which she would have with every meal – a habit I also acquired. For many years I’ve collected and tried sauces from all over the world, and you could say I’m a 100% bona fide motherfreaking chilliphile... I LIKE IT HOT!!!

My brand new hot sauce, ‘Devilspit’, came to fruition when I hooked up with Yorkshire based ‘Chilli Devil Sauces’. Made to my own secret recipe, ‘Devilspit’ is a gourmet combination of Naga chillies, BBQ & beer – three of my favorite things all in one bottle. This one will not be the hottest sauce I bring out, but it’s a good introduction to the line and, trust me, it will hurt a little... say a 6/10 on the heat scale, around 100,000 scovilles... like being punched in the face by an angel.”

The sauce is handmade with all natural ingredients and definitely NO chilli extract, just pure honest heat and a flavor that will leave your mouth begging for more. If the Devil spawned a hot sauce he would name it ‘DEVILSPIT’!!”

September will see CJ release his second Hot Sauce, simply entitled “Devilspit EXTREME!” Which CJ describes as “Hotter than hell!”

What’s not to love?!

 Sleeping With Sirens Want You For Their Forthcoming Music Video.

Sleeping With SirensWednesday 20th August 2014
Sleeping With Sirens are returning to the UK for a special intimate show on Thursday 21st August at The Underworld, London. They will be shooting a music video that morning and want fans to be involved. The first 200 to get to the venue by 8.30am will be selected to be in the video.

The show itself sees a welcome return, and first show since their headline slot at Brixton Academy in 2013. Sleeping With Sirens will then perform on the main stage at this years Reading & Leeds Festival.

Singer Kellin Quinn says “We're excited about this show because it's a smaller venue, so we have the opportunity to put on a more intimate show. We love playing London - it's one of my top places to play!”

Thursday 21st August The Underworld, London SOLD OUT

Friday 22nd August Leeds Festival
Sunday 24th August Reading Festival

Sleeping With Sirens are currently in the studio recording their follow up to ‘Feel’ which debuted at Number 3 in the US Billboard charts and continue to be one of the most prolific artists online, wracking up well over 100 million views on youtube alone.

 Yellowcard To Release Brand New Album 'Lift A Sail'.

YellowcardWednesday 20th August 2014
We really feel like we got where we wanted to be, and made a proper rock ‘n’ roll record,” says vocalist Ryan Key of YELLOWCARD regarding their seventh studio album LIFT A SAIL (Razor & Tie; release date: 6th October 2014). “We really changed lanes, I think. It’s still a massive rock record, but there were a lot of choices made while we were writing the songs that were new for us. We continued to challenge ourselves throughout the writing and recording process.”

“The day has arrived! We are so happy to announce that the pre-sale for our new record Lift a Sail begins today,” he continues. “The album will be released October 6th but you can preorder it beginning today, Tuesday, August 19th at http://geni.us/yellowcard. Also, there are preorder merch bundles with exclusive Lift a Sail items at hhttp://smarturl.it/liftasail

Kicking off with the majestic violin-only instrumental “Convocation”, a choice that heralds not only the first time they’ve done something as experimental as this, but also a brand new start for the band. Abandoning any binds that held them to scenes or musical styles, Yellowcard let loose and rattled their own cages. The massively anthemic “Transmission Home” shows a band unleashed and eager to start anew. With Ryan Mendez’s muscular power chords and the sonic boom of guest drummer Nate Young (of Anberlin), Lift A Sail shifts quickly into high gear, upping the rock quotient with Sean Mackin’s trademark violin adding extra texture. From the ringing “Crash The Gates” to the driving “Make Me So” which recalls the band’s superb talent for huge singalong choruses, to the balladic “Madrid”, it’s an album with more peaks than valleys, but also not afraid to show its vulnerability. Named after Moscow’s time zone, “MSK” is a testament to Key’s growth as a songwriter. Sparse and soaring with atmospheric keys, electronics, and Mackin’s swirling violin, it’s a first in that it is completely devoid of drums and guitar – something they have never done before. “It’s a bold leap for us,” Key says confidently. Written about the apartment Key and his now-wife shared in Denver after her tragic accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down, album track “One Bedroom” stands closest to what many feel is classic Yellowcard. Over acoustic guitars that gradually give way to an anthemic power ballad, Key sings a tender love song, intoning “You’re the one for the rest of the rest of time,” in earnestness. Lyrically circling around Key’s family and, most prominently, his wife, it’s a very personal album and one that really pushes the band outside of their comfort zone.

Lift a Sail is a fearless album and one that sees Yellowcard really growing bigger and louder. The epic title track sums up the attitude of the album whose resilient lyrics “If a storm blows in on me / I am ready now” reflects the inspiring determination of not only Key’s wife but also the band’s unending creative strength in making music. “It’s the one song that really encompasses this whole experience,” Key declares, looking back on everything he, his family and his bandmates have been through over the past year. “It’s saying, we’re ready for anything now.”

Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals, guitars), Sean Mackin (violins), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass). Lift A Sail was produced by Neal Avron and will be released on October 6th, 2014 via Razor & Tie. Previously, Yellowcard have announced a USA Fall tour with Memphis May Fire and Emarosa (tour dates below). “We can't wait for you all to hear these new songs,” Key concludes. “And we will see you on tour!”/. European tour dates are set to follow.

Tracklisting:
1. Convocation?
2. Transmission Home?
3. Crash the Gates?
4. Make Me So?
5. One Bedroom?
6. Fragile and Dear?
7. Illuminate
?8. Madrid?
9. The Deepest Well?
10. Lift A Sail?
11. MSK?
12. My Mountain
?13. California

 Mike Lepond's Silent Assassins To Release Debut Album.

Mike LePondWednesday 20th August 2014
Introducing, for the first time, Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins, who is set to release his debut solo record ‘Mike LePond’s Assassins’ on 29th September 2014 through UDR/ADA.

A fantastic heavy, power metal album that combines all influences of Mike LePond’s favorite bands from the past and present. This album is packed with kick ass vocals, scorching riffs and epic styling – there’s something in there for any style of metal head!

“Mike LePond’s Assassins” features guest performances by guitarist Metal Mike (Halford, Testament), lead guitarist and drum producer Michael Romeo (Symphony X), vocalist Alan Tecchio ( Hades, Watchtower), and, of course, Mike LePond on bass and rhythm guitar.

Mike is well known as the bass player of the US progressive metal band Symphony X, who is stepping out to bring you his first solo effort. Heavily influenced by a variety of his contemporaries, Gene Simmons (Kiss), his first concert experience, and later further influenced by Geddy Lee (Rush) and Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath).
Mike LePond states: ‘This CD is all me. I wrote all the music, and all the lyrics. It’s one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done and I can’t wait to share it with my fans’.

Metal Mike remarks: ‘Superbly crafted songs! Highly recommended to fans who like their metal true and hard’ and Alan Tecchio adds: ’The themes Mike wrote about lyrically and the energy of full throttle riffage was a welcomed back to my power metal roots’

 Von Hertzen Brothers Get To Work On Sixth Studio Album.

Von HertzenWednesday 20th August 2014
Von Hertzen Brothers, will release their sixth studio album early next year via Spinefarm Records.

Following the outstanding critical acclaim afforded their last full-length release, ‘Nine Lives’ (2013), the brothers – Mikko, Kie& Jonne Von Hertzen – are now back in the studio doing pre-production, this time with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth ‘GGGarth’ Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Atreyu, Rage Against The Machine, etc.), plus regular drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi and keyboard player Juha Kuoppala.

Once pre-production is complete, VHB will head across to Canada where recording will start in September; the studio chosen for the task at hand is The Farm (owned and operated by Richardson) in Vancouver – previously the world-renowned Little Mountain Sound Studio, past home to acts such as Aerosmith, AC/DC, Metallica and The Cult.

Mixing, meanwhile, is set to be handled by Canadian Randy Staub, a Juno Awards-winner whose previous credits include some of the biggest names in rock and metal, the likes of Metallica, Alice In Chains, etc…

Says Garth: “Working with Von Hertzen Brothers is a dream come true. Besides being the coolest people on the planet, they are one of the hardest working bands I know. This is a record that will be on everyone's iPod, phone and turntable. Turn it up loud and get ready to rock. They are going to tear it up!”

Mikko Von Hertzen adds: “For the past five years, we’ve been working hard on building an international set up, and now, with our sixth album on the way, the collective feeling is that we need to up it a gear and just go for it! From the outset, the idea was to find a producer who knows his stuff, is experienced, has a vision, and thus something concrete to offer our music. With Garth, things clicked from the first meeting, and what was really encouraging was his enthusiasm for our new material. Of course, we’re really looking forward to recording in a studio like The Farm – there’s legendary vibes in that place! But it’s even more thrilling to create our music with a top-of-the-line team. Randy Staub is another world class pro who needs no introducing. The work of Randy & Garth simply speaks for itself!”

Further details of this forthcoming record will be revealed in due course.

 Create To Inspire Announce Free EP.

Create To InspireWednesday 20th August 2014
Essex Melodic-Hardcore outfit CREATE TO INSPIRE have revealed a free download of their debut EP ‘Halfway Home’ which is released this week.

Download the EP here: http://dreamatlanticrecords.bandcamp.com/album/halfway-home

‘Halfway Home’ has been released on a ‘name your price’ basis where fans can pay what they can afford meaning if you want to download it for free you can but by all means throw the lads a few quid if you can!

See The Video for the title track here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8OTgSqX0pA

CREATE TO INSPIRE recently played Download Festival’s Red Bull Studio stage, after winning the competition as a wildcard entry. ??

On ‘Halfway Home’, frontman Sean Midson has said “'Halfway Home' is the title track from our debut E.P due for release this August. Rather than a song, we see this track as a statement; you will always have the support from your loved ones, be they close friends or family, they have your back throughout everything you do and with everything you aspire to be - even if it doesn't quite seem that way from time to time, it's there and very real.”

Create To Inspire will be playing The Unicorn in London on September 2nd

 The Maine Announce UK Tour.

The MaineTuesday 19th August 2014
Earlier this year, Arizona’s The Maine took to the UK to support Deaf Havana on their headlining run. The Maine filled their off days with a couple of intimate headlining shows as well as festival appearances. Now, the band looks forward to their return on a full UK headline run; the first since the release of their 2013 full length album, Forever Halloween.

The tour will mark the fourth leg of the 8123 Tour which kicked off last summer in North America. Since then, The Maine has taken it to both the Philippines and most recently Brazil with their headlining set. This time around, they’ll be bringing out fellow American 8123 artists Lydia and Nick Santino. The tour promises career highlights for both support acts - it will be Lydia’s first time in the UK as a band and Nick Santino’s first in his solo career.

The Maine’s return to the UK follows their summer long stint on the Vans Warped Tour across North America. It also comes on the heels of their latest release - Forever Halloween Deluxe Edition, which dropped worldwide on June 17th (in the UK and Europe via Rude Records). The album includes five additional bonus tracks not seen on the original release.

Nick Santino spent his summer touring in support of his latest record - his first solo full length, Big Skies, produced by Pat Kirch of The Maine. The album came out back in May of this year to incredible fan support. Santino played the entirety of the Vans Warped Tour in the Acoustic Basement this year. Most recently, Santino has announced his fall headlining run across the US - starting after his return from the UK.

Since forming as a band over ten years ago, this tour will mark Lydia’s first time in the UK. Because of the extended wait, fans are highly anticipating catching their set for the first time. Lydia’s latest release was 2013’s Devil, though with a catalogue of four full lengths - the band’s set is sure to be varied with fan favourites.

Fans in the UK will see The Maine play a fresh set made up of songs from their previous releases in the usual high energy performance people have come to expect of the band. As their reputation precedes, The Maine plans to continue as a band accessible to their fans and will be hanging out at the venue each night to meet and greet. This fan engagement plays a large role in bringing the band back to the UK so frequently, and it’s not something they ever overlook. Currently signed with Rude Records in Europe and working independently at home in the US, The Maine are enjoying the freedom that comes without a major label contract; specifically the freedom to tour when they want and release music at their preferred pace.

What is going to be the last UK tour on their current album cycle, the 8123 Tour in the UK is one not to be missed by fans overseas.

TOUR DATES
09/30/2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
10/01/2014 Brighton, United Kingdom Haunt
10/03/2014 Glasgow, United Kingdom The Garage
10/04/2014 Newcastle, United Kingdom 02 Academy 2
10/05/2014 Leeds, United Kingdom Cockpit
10/06/2014 Manchester, United Kingdom Academy 2
10/07/2014 Birmingham, United Kingdom 02 Academy 2
10/09/2014 London, United Kingdom Electric Ballroom
10/10/2014 Bristol, United Kingdom Thekla
10/11/2014 Nottingham, United Kingdom Rescue Rooms

 Electric Wizard Reveal New Track.

Electric WizardTuesday 19th August 2014
ELECTRIC FUCKIN’ WIZARD have revealed a second track from their forthcoming full-length album, ‘TIME TO DIE’, set for release via Spinefarm Records on September 29th.

Titled ‘SadioWitch’ and featuring the line ‘the black drug took my soul away’, the song will be accompanied by a video, currently being edited. Little is known about the clip, although it is believed to feature (encouragingly) both ‘nudity’ & ‘explosions’.

“Sadiowitch is about death by lust and indulgence. As life becomes disillusioning it is reassuring to turn to 'lifes luxuries'…sex and drugs. But, of course, over indulgence leads to emaciation, weakness and death. The song is short and sweet just like this particular form of death. There are many choices but only one outcome. Choose wisely…” – Jus Oborn

A limited edition 7” version of ‘SadioWitch’ is also being planned, with a previously unreleased piece of music on the B-side.

‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Listen to ‘Sadiowitch’ here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/electric-wizard-sadiowitch

A UK headline show has been announced for October 23rd at The Ritz in Manchester.

Tickets are available here: http://www.seetickets.com/event/electric-wizard/the-ritz/808239

A full supporting bill will be announced in due course.

All official Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live at http://www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com, featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.

Electric Wizard, who have recently played headline slots at a number of major European festivals, including Hellfest (France), Roskilde (Denmark) and Sonisphere (UK), have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 23rd The Ritz, Manchester, UK (headline show)

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

 Example Announces Massive UK Tour.

ExampleTuesday 19th August 2014
Singer, songwriter, producer, occasional rapper and all round king of the club banger Example, is set to release his brand new single ‘10 Million People’ on 5th October. The track has been taken from his top ten album ‘Live Life Living’ which is out now.

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

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

Dates are below:

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

NOVEMBER2014
Sun 02 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
Mon 03 MARGATE WINTER GARDENS
Tue 04 FOLKESTONE LEAS CLIFF HALL
Thu 06 EASTBOURNE WINTER GARDENS
Fri 07 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY
Sat 08 SHEFFIELD O2 ACADEMY
Mon 10 LEICESTER O2 ACADEMY
Tue 11 PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
Thu 13 LONDON O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON
Mon 17 CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
Tue 18 NORWICH UEA
Wed 19 LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY MOUNTFORD HALL
Fri 21 BIRMINGHAM O2ACADEMY
Sun 23 HULL CITY HALL
Tue 25 GLASGOW BARROWLAND
Thu 27 MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO

TICKETS ON SALE 9.00AM FRIDAY 22 AUGUST

 Lonely The Brave Reveal New Track.

Lonely The BraveTuesday 19th August 2014
Ahead of performing at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds festivals Lonely The Brave reveal new track ‘Call of Horses’, recorded live during their Angel studios sessions.

‘Call of Horses’ is taken from their debut album ‘The Day’s War’ released on September 1st. Featuring David Jakes’ inimitable vocals and Lonely The Brave’s signature anthemic composition, the track is yet another example of what fans can expect from the band’s debut album.
This is the fourth video in the series from Angel Studios, Lonely The Brave having previously released their take on Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ a cover of Björk’s classic ‘All is Full of Love’ and their original track, recent single, ‘Trick of the Light.’

Playing the Radio 1/NME Stage at 12.45pm on the Saturday of Reading and Sunday of Leeds Festivals, Lonely The Brave will then take to the road across the UK in October 2014 as part of a co-headline tour with angular alt-rockers Marmozets, taking in 13 dates across the UK, and with support coming from Allusondrugs.
Lonely The Brave are on the road throughout the rest of 2014:

AUGUST 2014
SATURDAY 23 READING FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 24 LEEDS FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 30 WESTERPOP, NETHERLANDS

SEPTEMBER 2014
WEDNESDAY 3 YORK FIBBERS
THURSDAY 4 LONDON DINGWALLS
WEDNESDAY 17 AMSTERDAM PARADISO, NETHERLANDS
THURSDAY 18 DEN BOSCH W2, NETHERLANDS
FRIDAY 19 ZWOLLE HEDON, NETHERLANDS
SATURDAY 20 REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL, GERMANY
MONDAY 22 WARSAW PROXIMA, POLAND

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

DECEMBER
SATURDAY 13 CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION

 Rob Lynch To Release Debut Album 'All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul'.

Rob LynchTuesday 19th August 2014
London-based punk rock troubadour Rob Lynch will release his debut album ‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’ on 22nd September 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings. The release will follow Rob’s recent stint performing on the whole of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and it’ll be dropping in the midst of a touring schedule which includes a support slot on This Wild Life’s headline tour of the UK.

Rob recently announced his next single ‘Whiskey’, which is streaming now here. “This is a song about a night my father and I had together where we drank too much whiskey and played each other our favourite songs,” Rob says of the emotional track. “He died when I was 21, and when I first went to visit him in hospital, I was walking down the corridor towards his ward and I could hear him telling the other patients around him the story about that night we had.”

Not one to shy away from the rigours of the road, Rob Lynch has been busy carving out his niche in bars and venues across the country and also in Germany where he’s sold out many a show, played Reeperbahn Festival and even appeared at the legendary St Pauli FC souvenir store. Other notable festival appearances for Rob, even before he had management, agent or label on board, have included Download, Slam Dunk (UK), Groezrock (BE) and Fest (US).

Between November 2012 and August 2013, Lynch took time out to record tracks in Philadelphia with Shane Henderson (Valencia) and Hoxton, East London with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly), that would go on to make up his full-length album. The result was an unbelievably honest and intimate record, which would eventually be christened ‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’, a 12-track journey tackling such themes as the death of his father, life on the road, and finding light in times of darkness. As Rob himself says, opener ‘31/32’ is “a call to arms about enjoying the moment we’re living in.” From the singalong lilt of recent single ‘My Friends & I’, to the therapeutic mellowness ‘Medicine’ and unassuming tearjerker ‘Widow’, this is an album that tells many a story of sadness and regret but always with an underlying sense of positivity and hope.

Tickets: http://www.musicglue.com/roblynch/
SUPPORTING GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY:
05 Sep Frome, Cheese & Grain
HEADLINE TOUR:
09 Sep Cambridge, Portland Arms
10 Sep Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
11 Sep Liverpool, Maguire's Pizza Bar
22 Sep London, The Monarch - Free Entry
SUPPORTING THIS WILD LIFE:
25 Sep Southampton, Talking Heads
26 Sep Plymouth, Tiki Bar & Diner
27 Sep Bristol, The Exchange
28 Sep Kingston, The Cricketers
29 Sep Birmingham, Asylum
30 Sep Sheffield, Academy 2
01 Oct Manchester, Sound Control
02 Oct Newcastle, Think Tank
03 Oct Leeds, Cockpit
04 Oct Leicester, Scholar
05 Oct Stoke, Sugarmill
06 Oct London, Underworld

 Gerard Way To Release Solo Album And Unleashes New Music Video.

Gerard WayTuesday 19th August 2014
Anticipation for former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way’s debut album ‘HESITANT ALIEN’ continues to gather pace, this time with the news that the video for the brand new track ‘NO SHOWS’ (directed by multimedia artist Jennifer Juniper Stratford) is now online and impacts Sep 29th.

Today also sees ‘NO SHOWS’ released as an instant grat incentive for everyone who pre-orders ‘HESITANT ALIEN’. A deluxe bundle is also available which packages the CD or vinyl format of the album together with an exclusive t-shirt and a limited edition ‘HESITANT ALIEN’ zine which was hand-drawn by Gerard and limited to a print run of 5000 copies.

Working with producer Doug McKean, Way knew immediately what he wanted ‘HESITANT ALIEN’ to sound like. “I wanted to make the small things sound big,” he says. “My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar. I knew there would be lots of fuzz pedals. I knew I would play Fender instruments. I knew I would look at who my guitar heroes were in art school, Mary Timony and Carrie Brownstein, and I drew a lot of influence from shoe-gaze and Britpop. I want the record to sonically galvanize people.” ‘HESITANT ALIEN’ was mixed by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, Black Keys).

Lyrically, Way wrote about what he knew at the time, “which was struggle, beginnings, finding a newness in the mundane and the abstract,” he says. “I looked to the Britpop poets like Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn, drawing upon everyday life. I also experimented with the abstract, and looked at Frank Black's work both with the Pixies, and as a solo artist. There was no concept and no call-to-arms.”

Fans will get their first listen to some of the songs on ‘HESITANT ALIEN’ when Way performs his first solo shows at this weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. Plans for further touring are also in the works, with details set to be announced shortly.

The track-listing for ‘HESITANT ALIEN’ is as follows:

Bureau
Action Cat
No Shows
Casting Shadows
Millions
Zero Zero
Juarez
Drugstore Perfume
Get The Gang Together
How’s It Going To Be
Maya The Psychic

VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘NO SHOWS’ NOW ONLINE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsDSIEq7O08&feature=youtu.be

 American Hi-Fi Release New Video.

American Hi FiTuesday 19th August 2014
Platinum selling pop rockers American Hi-Fi are back and shortly after announcing plans to release ‘Blood & Lemonade’, their first album in 5 years, have revealed a brand new video for ’Golden State’. The video is available exclusively on VEVO worldwide today and is the first official video to come from the band in years! Check out the video here: http://vevo.ly/6I22Il

‘Golden State’ is the second single to come from the new album which is set for release on September 9th via Rude Records. The video was shot in LA by director Ryan Valdez.

“We shot the video for Golden State at my studio in Los Angeles. The idea was to shoot the band in the same environment that we made the new record in. We also got some B roll of us cruising in my ’64 Chevy truck that I have been restoring. The palm trees and sunlight tie in the theme of the song. The Golden State, California, a place that can give you new life if you believe in yourself.” - Stacey

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

 Steve Hackett Soon To Kick Off UK Tour.

Steve HackettTuesday 19th August 2014
Legendary guitarist and Prog pioneer Steve Hackett kicks off his Genesis ExtendedUK Tour on 21st October, and runs until 4th November. This landmark show will feature a selection of Genesis classics and will feature some of the gems he could not include on the award-winning Genesis Revisited tours in 2012 and 2013.With a career spanning decades and a repertoire which includes a body of outstanding solo work, this will be the last opportunity for fans to see Hackett perform a whole set entirely from the Genesis catalogue.

An excited Steve Hackett explains: “Due to the success of the Genesis Revisited shows, we're extending both the dates and the concept in 2014. We'll launch into a full Genesis set with favourites from this year such as The Musical Box, Dancing with the Moonlit Knight and Supper's Ready along with the addition of other Genesis classics which are often requested and the audiences deserve to hear... I'm really excited about this!”

Steve Hackett was Genesis’ guitarist from 1971 to 1977 and is the first ex-member to re-record and tour that part of the band’s material in Genesis Revisited I (1996) and II (2012).Taking the stage again with Steve Hackett is an exceptional team of top class musicians, including Roger King (Gary Moore, Snoop Doggie Dog, Jamelia) on keyboards, Gary O’Toole (Kylie Minogue, Chrissie Hynde) on drums, percussions and vocals, Rob Townsend (Eddie Henderson, Bill Bruford, Django Bates) on sax, flute and percussions, Nad Sylvan (Unifaun, Agents Of Mercy) on vocals. Genesis Extended also sees the return of Nick Beggs on bass and twelve-string guitar.

TheGenesis Extended tourwill visit some of the locations thatGenesis Revisited missed, and will also return to London where the two Genesis Extended shows – at Hammersmith Apollo and Royal Albert Hall respectively –sold out.The magic of the Genesis Revisited shows was captured on CD/DVD for the Genesis Revisited: Live at Hammersmith2-disc package, and this summer’s Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall2-disc package.

Reporting on Hackett’s astounding live performance, Prog magazine wrote: ‘a faithful, inspired trip down memory lane, which re-affirms the majesty of many of Prog’s defining moments. Hearing a packed house inquire in unison, ‘A flower?’ is a spine-tingling experience’; ‘spine-tingling’ was also the word used by the Newcastle’ Chronicle to describe the brilliance of his guitar solo, while Fireworks called the show ‘magnificent in every respect’ and Classic Rock Society defined it as ‘two hours and a half of pure joy for any Genesis fan’.

For fans who missed the Genesis Revisited tours or if the show missed your favourite track, here’s your chance to relive the timeless magic of the ‘Genesis Golden Era’, thanks to guitar wizard Steve Hackett and his remarkable live band.
Genesis Extended UK Tour:

Tue 21st Oct IPSWICH Regent Theatre 01473 433 100
Wed 22nd Oct BRIGHTON Centre 0844 847 1515
Fri 24thOct NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
Sat 25th Oct GLASGOW Clyde Auditorium 0844 395 4000
Sun 26th Oct YORK Barbican 0844 854 2757
Tue 28th Oct SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135
Wed 29th Oct SOUTHAMPTON 02 Guildhall 023 8063 2601
Thu 30th Oct CARDIFF St David’s Hall 02920 878 444
Sat 1st Nov LONDON * Eventim Apollo 0844 249 4300
Sun 2nd Nov SALFORD The Lowry 0843 208 6000
Mon 3rd Nov GUILDFORD Glive 0844 770 1797
Tue 4thNov BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall 0121 345 0602

Ticket prices for all venues except London are £29.50 and £27.50 all seated (except Guildford seated/standing) and London* £35 and £30. 24hr Ticket Hotline: 0844 338 0000Online: BookingsDirect.com(Agency & credit card bookings subject to booking fee) Showtime for all shows is 7.30pm (plus support). For full details on exclusiveVIP packages to meet Steve before the shows, please see www.hackettsongs.com

Steve Hackett was the lead guitarist for Genesis from 1971 to 1977 and is the first ex-member to re-record that part of the band’s repertoire in his albums Genesis Revisited (1996) and Genesis Revisited II (2012). Following the huge success of both albums, Hackett toured Genesis Revisited extensively.Hackett has recently taken part in the upcoming BBC documentary Genesis: Together And Apart, which sees the original line-up of Genesis reunite for the first time since 1975 and is due for transmission and release later this year.

 Coheed And Cambria To Release 'In Keeping Secrets Of Silet Earth: 3' On Vinyl.

Coheed And CambriaMonday 18th August 2014
The long awaited vinyl reissue of the landmark second studio album from Coheed and Cambria, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, will be released by Equal Vision Records/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on the 20th October. You can listen to the newly remastered version of single
“A Favor House Atlantic.” On Billboard.com and pre-order at Amazon.co.uk

All songs from the LP were remastered from the original analog master tapes; therefore, the 2014 vinyl reissue of IKSEE: 3 will be offered to fans in three distinctive configurations: a 180g 2 LP audiophile pressing, a limited “Neverender IKSEE: 3” Tour Edition tan splatter 2 LP (available starting September 5th exclusively at each tour stop), and a special Direct 2 Fan grey swirl splatter 2 LP available only on http://smarturl.it/coheedcambria . Pre-sales are available now.

The band will celebrate the vinyl reissue of In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 by performing the epic album in its entirety on a major North American tour (all dates listed below). Dubbed “Neverender IKSSE: 3,” the fall trek – which includes already sold-out dates in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, and other markets – gets underway September 5th at Riverside, California’s Municipal Auditorium and continues through early October. For full details, including remaining ticket availability, please go to http://www.coheedandcambria.com/iksse3.

Originally released in 2003, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 immediately affirmed Coheed and Cambria as the era’s leading purveyors of imaginative modern rock, fusing elements of hardcore punk, indie, pop, metal, and prog with Sanchez’s indelible voice and vision to create their own groundbreaking sonic universe. Driven by the breakthrough with MTV and radio success of the singles “A Favor House Atlantic” and “Blood Red Summer,” IKSSE: 3 ascended the upper half of the SoundScan/Billboard 200 on its way towards RIAA gold certification for US sales in excess of 500,000 (not to mention total worldwide sales now well over 1 million).

NEVERENDER IKSSE:3 FALL 2104 TOUR DATES:
w/ Thank You Scientist
September 05 2014 - Municipal Auditorium - Riverside, CA
September 06 2014 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA Sold Out
September 07 2014 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
September 09 2014 - Paramount Theater - Seattle, WA
September 10 2014 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
September 12 2014 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
September 13 2014 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
September 15 2014 - South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX
September 16 2014 - Stubbs Waller Creek - Austin, TX
September 17 2014 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
September 19 2014 - House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL Sold Out
September 20 2014 - House of Blues - North Myrtle Beach, SC
September 21 2014 - The Fillmore Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
September 23 2014 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD Sold Out
September 24 2014 - Tower Theatre - Upper Darby, PA
September 25 2014 - Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
September 27 2014 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY Sold Out
September 28 2014 - House of Blues - Boston, MA Sold Out
September 30 2014 - The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI
October 01 2014 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON
October 02 2014 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH Sold Out
October 04 2014 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
October 05 2014 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL Sold Out
October 06 2014 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY Sold Out
October 07 2014 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA

 Hawkwind Team Up With Brian Blessed.

HawkwindMonday 18th August 2014
It’s the musical collaboration we never knew we needed, until now! Legendary space rockers HAWKWIND have teamed up with kingly thespian Brian Blessed on the brand new single ‘Sonic Attack!’

When Hawkwind decided to recreate the classic Space Ritual show of 1972 for one night only at the London’s Shepherds Bush Empire (22nd February 2014), the venerable group donated all proceeds to the animal charity Team Badger – of which Brian Blessed is a patron. It was a gig that set the wheels in motion for a storming new partnership.

When Dave Brock recorded ‘Sonic Attack’ he knew he wanted Brian Blessed to record the spoken word parts. Blessed was only too happy to contribute, recording the words as a nightmarish radio announcement. As effective as it was (you can still here a portion of this original recording in the song) it didn’t sound like Blessed! For his part Brock recorded himself emulating Blessed and returned the recording! The resulting vocals laid down by Blessed are not only captivating but triumphantly emblematic of the man himself.

The accompanying video was created by long time Hawkwind artist Martin McGuiness.

Watch the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8pGS4cWbHo

This powerful addition to the Hawkwind canon is available from 1st September 2014.

Pre-order the single:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonic-Attack-Hawkwind/dp/B00MKIIOKI

 Babymetal Announce One Off London Show.

BabymetalMonday 18th August 2014
BABYMETAL will return to the UK in November for their only remaining European show of 2014. The London stop of their World Tour 2014 – Who’s Ready For Round 2? – will be highly anticipated, after fans were treated to their first UK performance at Sonisphere Festival last month, with a select few also managing to get tickets to their sold out headline show at London’s Kentish Town Forum two days later.

A truly unique phenomenon, BABYMETAL broke out of their native Japan earlier this year as their video for single ‘Gimme Chocolate!!’ went viral worldwide, their inimitable blend of heavy metal and catchy pop demanding the attention of music fans everywhere.

The announcement comes off the back of a huge summer, which as well as seeing major festival appearances around Europe, also saw the band support pop superstar Lady Gaga on her recent US tour.
BABYMETAL – WORLD TOUR 2014 – WHO’S READY FOR ROUND 2

November 8th 2014 London Brixton O2 Academy

Tickets go on sale 10am Wednesday 20th August.

 The Blackout Announce UK Headline Tour.

The BlackoutMonday 18th August 2014
The Blackout are proud to announce a UK headline tour this Autumn with support from Chiodos and When We Were Wolves.

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

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

TOUR DATES:
Sun 2nd Nov Waterfront, Norwich
Mon 3rd Nov Cockpit, Leeds
Tues 4th Nov Sound Control, Manchester
Weds 5th Nov King Tuts, Glasgow
Thurs 6th Nov Corporation, Sheffield
Sat 8th Nov Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Sun 9th Nov Fleece,Bristol
Mon 10th Nov Rescue Rooms / 2P Rock City, Nottingham
Tues 11th Nov Solus, Cardiff
Weds 12th Nov 1865, Southampton
Thurs 13rd Nov Scala, London

ONSALE 20TH AUGUST and priced at £12-£14

 Nuclear Blast Entertainment Sign Devilment.

DevilmentFriday 15th August 2014
Nuclear Blast Entertainment are excited to announce the signing of DEVILMENT, the East Anglian frightfest, fronted by Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth, Temple Of The Black Moon), with plans to release the band’s first full length ‘The Great And Secret Show’ this autumn.

The band consists of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums), Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals).

Dani Filth had this to say about the signing, "I am thrilled to be a part of the Nuclear Blast family with my other band, the Witch County fiends DEVILMENT. Our debut album 'The Great And Secret Show' is a horror-metal fuelled slay ride of maleficent proportions and deserves some deep infernal love from a label that has dominated the metal market for aeons.

And we have found that unconditional love at Nuclear Blast.

All of us in the band are really looking forward to the forthcoming months, as the proverbial war machine kicks into gear and the album surfaces like some sub-aquatic monster hellbent on smashing stuff.
Until then keep a cyclopean eye out for regular social media updates, videos and the announcement of live shows to further whet your appetite...”

‘The Great And Secret Show’ was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of Cradle of Filth, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, Sylosis and Gama Bomb.

was created by legendary Drake Mefestta.

Filth adds: "The album cover depicts an intended escape by one of Jack The Ripper's victims, (followed as she is down a moonlit Victorian alley) into another enchanted realm.
Some might read it as an imagined release from the horrible pain to follow, but the artist Drake Mefestta and I thought it served to show the lure of the mystical, amid a sea of debauch.
The artwork that follows in the booklet is a stunning articulate walk-through of that enchanted realm. The album is entitled ‘The Great And Secret Show’ and concerns itself with the occult pulse behind the world, a land of imagination that can be slipped into at will. Like a generator buzzing behind everything. The truth behind the Wizards curtain. A phantasmagorical nightscape. A wonderland. A midnight playground. The fertile land of the dead."

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

DEVILMENT will be touring the UK for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with Lacuna Coil and Motionless In White. Dani Filth also makes a guest appearance on the latest Motionless In White single ‘Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale)’ which can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDix79LuVF8

Dates for the tour are as follows:
31st October – Bristol, Anson Rooms
1st November – London, The Forum
2nd November – Glasgow, ABC1
4th November – Manchester, Ritz
5th November – Birmingham, The Institute

Tickets are available now.

 Vallenfyre To Hit The Road.

VallenfyreFriday 15th August 2014
What started in late 2010 as a project by Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh became a real band. The 2011 debut album “A Fragile King” was hailed as one of the best Death Metal albums of the year and the band took it even further in doom, death and crust realms with the latest album “Splinters” that was recorded and produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Black Breath, Beastmilk, etc.) in Salem, Massachusetts.

So far Greg, Scoot (Doom), Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride) and Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, Paradise Lost, The Haunted) only played a handful of selected shows. But now it’s time to present “Splinters” on a full tour across Europe. The tour starts with their old mates Bolt Thrower and label mates Morgoth, and moves on to their own headlining shows.

Greg Mackintosh: "The upcoming shows will be something new for us as a band. So far we have only done one club gig in Finland and that was our first ever show. Every other show we have played has been as part of a festival so this will be our first proper club tour together. With equal parts excitement and trepidation we will venture into the unknown and spread some unspeakable filth over Europe."

Press on “Splinters”:
“It’s masterful melding of Hellhammer / Celtic Frost, Nihilist / Entombed, Autopsy, Discharge and various other influences deliver a rare treat for lovers of old-school death metal and crustpunk.” Metal Hammer UK, 8 points review

“Vallenfyre squelch their way through fetid piles of deathly riffs and growls with more genuine morbidity than most of the young pups who weren't born when Gregor was first hacking up these sorts of riffs.” Kerrang, 4k review

Get your copy of “Splinters” (just about 100 vinyls left!) or the previous album “A Fragile King” here: http://smarturl.it/vallenfyrecmd

Vallenfyre with Bolt Thrower & Morgoth
30.09.2014 Le Trabendo , Paris, France
01.10.2014 Garage, Saarbruecken, Germany
02.10.2014 Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany
03.10.2014 LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany
04.10.2014 JUZ, Andernach, Germany
05.10.2014 Muziekodroom, Hasselt, Belgium

Vallenfyre + support
06.10.2014 Merleyn, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
07.10.2014 Baroeg, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
09.10.2014 Turock, Essen, Germany
10.10.2014 MTC, Cologne, Germany
11.10.2014 Kranhalle, Muenchen, Germany
12.10.2014 Räucherkammer, Wiesbaden, Germany
13.10.2014 Magnet, Berlin, Germany
15.10.2014 Exchange, Bristol, UK
16.10.2014 Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
18.10.2014 Best Buy Theater, New York, USA*
20.10.2014 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
21.10.2014 The Dome, London, UK
* Decibel 10th Anniversary Show w/ Amon Amarth & Sabaton

 Asking Alexandria Announce New Single.

Asking AlexandriaFriday 15th August 2014
UK sensation, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, have announced the release of their new single, 'Moving On', to be released on October 20th in support of the band's headline run of the UK during October and November.

After taking a break in early 2014, the band are back, currently touring the U.S on the Rockstar Mayhem tour with Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium and more. The upcoming UK tour will see ASKING ALEXANDRIA play 15 dates to nearly 30,000 people – double the numbers of their last, sold out headline UK tour - across the England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland. The Manchester date is already sold out, four months in advance.

Wed 22 Oct 2014 Norwich UEA
Thu 23 Oct 2014 Nottingham Rock City
Fri 24 Oct 2014 Newcastle Academy 1
Sun 26 Oct 2014 Edinburgh Picture House
Mon 27 Oct 2014 Glasgow Barrowland
Tue 28 Oct 2014 Belfast Ulster Hall
Wed 29 Oct 2014 Dublin Olympia
Fri 31 Oct 2014 Manchester Academy 1
Sat 01 Nov 2014 Leeds Academy
Sun 02 Nov 2014 Cardiff Great Hall
Tue 04 Nov 2014 Bristol Academy 1
Wed 05 Nov 2014 Southampton Guildhall
Thu 06 Nov 2014 London Roundhouse
Fri 07 Nov 2014 Birmingham Academy 1
Sun 09 Nov 2014 Brighton Centre


Tickets are on sale from the above links and VIP upgrades can be purchased from http://askingalexandriavip.com/

The band’s latest album ‘From Death To Destiny’ was released earlier this year via Sumerian Records, debuting at number 5 in the US Billboard charts, securing a Top 20 in the UK charts and reaching Number 1 in the UK Rock and Metal Charts.

 Well Eavy Volume 1 Is Coming.

Well Eavy Vol 1Friday 15th August 2014
“Well ‘Eavy - Vol. 1” is an underground heavy metal compilation, put together by Britain’s rising heavy metal force AMULET and released by the band’s own Hangman label. This limited vinyl-only sampler features (mostly new or unreleased) tracks of new hopeful metal bands from all around the globe.

Century Media is proud to be the distributor of this killer compilation, which is worldwide limited to 1000 copies. It is exclusively available on vinyl (300 transparent red / 700 black) and will be released on August 25th. Be sure to check out the underground mail order store of your choice and get your hands on this 12inch vinyl jewel or preorder it straight from CMDistro: http://bit.ly/gimmemetalCMD

“Well ‘Eavy” is presented by Iron Fist (UK) and Deaf Forever (DE).

AMULET have arranged a FREE ENTRY release party of “Well ‘Eavy” on Friday August 29th from 8pm at The Black Heart in London with Amulet and Flight to perform live and DJs until late.

“Well ‘Eavy Volume 1” tracklist:

Side A:
1. Mark Of Evil (AMULET)
2. Voodoo Curse [demo version] (BLACK MAGIC)
3. Escape (FLIGHT)
4. Delicious (BIRTH RITUAL)
5. Ascalon (ASCALON)
6. The Baroness (DRACULA)

Side B:
1. Shock Skull (RANGER)
2. Black Clad Rider (STONE DAGGER)
3. Night Patrol (SPEEDBREAKER)
4. Poison King (NATUR)
5. Call Of 9 (THE DAGGER)
6. Murder At The Castle (WATCHER)

Watch out! AMULET’s eagerly awaited debut album “The First” will be released through Century Media Records on September 22nd! More news to be announced very soon.

 Teenage Dirtbags Volume 2 Is Coming.

Teenage DirtbagsThursday 14th August 2014
Teenage Dirtbags is back, offering a second 2-disc compilation of the biggest bands and tracks from the golden era of pop punk; ‘Teenage Dirtbags (vol 2) is ram-packed with radness featuring classic tracks from the likes of Blink-182, Sum 41, Bloodhound Gang, Good Charlotte & Panic! At The Disco.

Full track-listing as follows:- CD1
1 Blink-182 - What’s My Age Again?
2 Sum 41 - Fat Lip
3 Bloodhound Gang - The Ballad Of Chasey Lain
4 Alien Ant Farm - Movies
5 Bowling For Soup - 1985
6 Queens Of The Stone Age - Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
7 Weezer - Island In The Sun
8 OK Go - Here It Goes Again
9 The Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson
10 Lyte Funkie Ones - Summer Girls
11 Fenix TX - Phoebe Cates
12 The Starting Line - The Best Of Me
13 Goldfinger - 99 Red Balloons
14 Alkaline Trio - Calling All Skeletons
15 New Found Glory - Head On Collision
16 311 - Down
17 +44 - When Your Heart Stops Beating
18 Faith No More - Epic
19 Feeder - Buck Rogers
20 Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl

CD2
1 Good Charlotte - Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous
2 Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We’re Goin Down
3 Panic! At The Disco - The Ballad of Mona Lisa
4 Funeral For A Friend - Streetcar
5 Marilyn Manson - Personal Jesus
6 Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
7 Smash Mouth - Walkin' On The Sun
8 Yellowcard - Only One
9 The Used - The Taste of Ink
10 Simple Plan - Welcome To My Life
11 The Vines - Get Free
12 Hollywood Undead - Comin’ In Hot
13 You Me At Six - Underdog
14 Taking Back Sunday - MakeDamnSure
15 Andrew W.K. - She Is Beautiful
16 Billy Talent - Rusted From The Rain
17 Hoobastank - Out Of Control
18 Rise Against - Hero Of War
19 Papa Roach - Scars
20 Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Higher Ground
Bonus Track
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

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 Godsmack Go Number 1 In The America Rock Chart.

GodmackThursday 14th August 2014
Multi-platinum rockers GODSMACK have the #1 Rock Album in America with ‘1000HP’, which crashed straight in at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 – the Boston band’s sixth Top 10 album debut in the US.

‘1000HP’, released in the UK by Spinefarm Records on September 1st, is also the title of the current single, which launched to #1 at Rock Radio.

The brand new music video for ‘1000hp’ is now live; the clip documents the group’s rise to fame via previously unseen behind-the-scenes and concert footage of the early years, and shows the ever-increasing weight of the live performance.

Watch ‘1000HP’ here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/godsmack/1000hp/USUV71401621

‘1000HP’ (the album) is available for pre-order at the following links:-
Amazon: http://po.st/nyKFtW
iTunes: http://po.st/D0lzsk

Last week, Boston’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh – sporting a Godsmack tour jacket! – proclaimed August 6th as official ‘Godsmack Day’ in recognition of the band’s links with the city plus longstanding and continued music industry success, with 20 million records sold worldwide alongside four Grammy nominations; he presented each member with an official proclamation honouring this unique occasion, which included a chance for fans to meet the musicians at Newbury Comics – the first store to carry Godsmack’s debut album (1998).

Godsmack hit the road in the US on August 15th, headlining the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, with European dates being discussed.

 Darkest Hout To Support Machine Head.

Darkest HourThursday 14th August 2014
Darkest Hour have announced that they will be hitting the road in mainland Europe and the UK this winter. Full dates are below. The band commented…

“GET READY EUROPE!!! WE ARE BACK! This time with Machine Head and Devil You Know - get your tickets NOW these shows will sell out NO DOUBT! More dates to be announced soon…can not wait to get back to your soil and rock the roll!”

Darkest Hour have also revealed a new video for ‘The Misery We Make’ which is taken from their new self titled album that came out earlier this month through Sumerian.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da4RyMfAlWs

DARKEST HOUR (supporting MACHINE HEAD)

Sat 6th Dec LONDON Roundhouse
Sun 7th Dec LONDON Roundhouse
Tue 9th Dec PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Wed 10th Dec BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 11th Dec PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sat 13th Dec GLASGOW O2 Academy 2
Sun 14th Dec LEEDS O2 Academy
Tue 16th Dec MANCHESTER Apollo
Wed 17th Dec NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 18th Dec BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 19th Dec DUBLIN Academy

 Darkest Era Announce Tour Dates.

Darkest EraThursday 14th August 2014
Darkest Era have just announced headline shows in Dublin and Belfast after high profile appearances there this week with Amon Amarth.

Catch them at the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin on October 3rd and the next day at Belfast’s Limelight 2.

Full dates are:

DARKEST ERA

September 2014
25th BIRMINGHAM – Scruffy Murphy’s
26th MANCHESTER – Sound Control
27th GLASGOW – Classic Grand
28th LEEDS – Library
29th SHEFFIELD – South Sea Live
30th BRISTOL – Exchange

October 2014
1st LONDON – The Garage
3rd DUBLIN – Voodoo Lounge
4th BELFAST – Limelight 2

Tickets are available at usual outlets. Check local listings for details.

 Machine Head Announce Eighth Studio Album.

Machine HeadThursday 14th August 2014
Bay Area metal kings MACHINE HEAD release their long awaited eighth studio album, 'Bloodstone & Diamonds' later this year. The opus will be their first for new label home, Nuclear Blast. The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (TESTAMENT, VILE), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was mixed by Colin Richardson (CARCASS, FEAR FACTORY, SLIPKNOT, BEHEMOTH, DEVILDRIVER). Additional tracking, editing and mixing was completed with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ARCH ENEMY, ACCEPT, MEGADETH) and Steve Lagudi.

“I cannot even begin to tell you how proud we are of this album,” states frontman Robb Flynn. “It's been a heck of a ride. It looked like it might not ever happen again at one point, but man, this album is a milestone for us. You're going to love it HeadCases!”

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

Bloodstone & Diamonds track listing:

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

Adds Flynn: “10 songs, an interlude, and an instrumental with an audio collage of spoken word snippets (think ‘Real Eyes, Realize, Real Lies’) by Dr. Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman, taken from their (incredibly inspiring) audiobook, Spontaneous Evolution.”

“Guest musicians include two different string quartets featuring the original Quartet Rouge that appeared on our last album, 'Unto The Locust', and a new all-male quartet which we featured on the song ‘In Comes The Flood’. String arrangements for two of the songs ‘Now We Die’ and ‘Sail Into The Black’ came courtesy of myself and Rhys Fulber who has worked with everyone from Sarah McLachlan, to FEAR FACTORY, and the string arrangement for ‘In Comes The Flood’ came courtesy of myself and ex-WORSHIP and current-BRING ME THE HORIZON keyboardist Jordan Fish, who is a producer in his own right.”

“We worked with several artists to complete the 28 page (!) ‘standard’ CD booklet, as well as the 48 page (!) hardcover leather-bound media-book that will serve as the special edition, including Rafal Wechterowicz, Marcelo Vasco, and long-time MACHINE HEAD art-collaborator Strephon Taylor. The theme was to have both CD and hardcover mediabook look like an old Alchemy book from the 1800's, with weathered edges, sepia toned pages, and magic / masonic / alchemy themed woodcarvings throughout.”

Don't miss MACHINE HEAD's UK headlining tour this December, with DEVIL YOU KNOW and DARKEST HOUR in tow. Tickets go on sale on Friday 15th August and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.livenation.co.uk.

Sat 6th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse
Sun 7th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse
Tue 9th Dec - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Wed 10th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 11th Dec - PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sat 13th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Sun 14th Dec - LEEDS O2 Academy
Tue 16th Dec - MANCHESTER Apollo
Wed 17th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 18th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 19th Dec - DUBLIN Academy

 Jonathan Boulet Shares Track From His Album.

Jonathan BouletThursday 14th August 2014
With just a few weeks until the release of his new record, Jonathan Boulet shares album standout track ‘Set It Off’. Sounding as far as can be from the imagery his name might conjour, Australia’s Jonathan Boulet is set to release his forthcoming album ‘Gubba’ on August 25th via Popfrenzy/ Caroline.

Clocking in at just a minute & a half, ‘Set It Off’ is a rip-roaring bottle rocket where skuzzy reverb-drenched vocals drip over careering heady riffs, making for one of the poppiest moments of this brilliant record of shoe-grunge fun.

Listen to ‘Set It Off’: http://bit.ly/1ppp8h8

After two records on esteemed Australian label Modular (home to the likes of Tame Impala, Cut Copy, Pond & many more) which were both critically and publicly praised back home, Boulet has relocated to London to take on the West of the globe.

Gubba showcases a snotty, riffy new sound for Jonathan, heavier than anything he's done before, and with more in common with the likes of Les Savy Fav & Fucked Up than his previous electronic-led work.

Gubba is entirely self-produced and bludgeons like a doom record sped up to garage-punk tempos. Gubba is pop music with a scummy outer layer. Gubba is not angry but likes to have fun.

Gubba Track Listing:
01. Don’t Call Me Champ
02. Hold It Down
03. Creeper
04. Is Anybody Dooming?
05. You’re A Man
06. Lipshitz
07. Traveller
08. BOG
09. Set It Off
10. Fuddy Duddy
11. Derros
12. Strut King
13. Alright
14. High Five Guy

 In Hearts Wake Tour Dates.

In Hearts WakeThursday 14th August 2014
Byron Bay metal / hardcore outfit In Hearts Wake have announced they will be heading over to the UK this October on the ‘Runes’ tour with Bury Tomorrow and Hands Like Houses. Full dates below.
The band released their second album, ‘Earthwalker’ this summer and are excited to be able to finally tour the new material in the UK.

“Since the release of Earthwalker in May, we’ve had so many UK fans reach out to us asking when we are touring there again. We’re so excited to see them all again and to share the stage with some awesome bands.”

In Hearts Wake have officially reached Green Supporter Status through their partnership with Carbon Neutral* in which a bio-diverse native tree was planted for every copy of ‘Earthwalker’ that was pre ordered via 24hundred.net.

Check out the latest videos from In Hearts Wake Below…

Earthwalker (feat Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ0QCx792gI
Divine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUy9ytCkEjk

“It's seriously heavy in parts, and where melody comes through the songs are truly powerful. In Hearts Wake definitely get some gold stars for this - it's not easy being green.” Kerrang!

“The Australians have carefully constructed their strain of post-hardcore into a winning formula.” Metal Hammer

“Hailing straight from the same tiny beachside town as Parkway Drive, this lot mix up brutral djenting with big choruses designed for singalongs. Lyrically, the good cop/ bad cop vocalists detail the importance of being environmentally-minded and the evils of industrialisation; a welcome diversion from songs about depression, girls and brotherhood.”
Rock Sound

Full tour dates for October below:
IN HEARTS WAKE (supporting Bury Tomorrow)
• 18.10.14 - Birmingham, Institute
• 19.10.14 - Glasgow, Garage
• 20.10.14 - Manchester, Academy 2
• 21.10.14 - Leeds, Cockpit
• 22.10.14 - Bristol, Bierkeller
• 23.10.14 - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
• 24.10.14 - London, Koko

 Aversions Crown Sign To Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

AversionWednesday 13th August 2014
Six-headed death machine, AVERSIONS CROWN, have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment for the release of their new slab of astral punishment, Tyrant.

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

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

Commented guitarist Chris Cougan on the band’s union with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, “A nuclear blast is pretty much what happened to my mind when I found out the label was interested in AVERSIONS CROWN. Nuclear Blast are the pinnacle of metal labels. We couldn’t be more stoked.”

The late 2014 impact of Tyrant will follow the viral success of the album’s first video “Hollow Planet.” Originally self-released as a stand-alone single, the video’s crushing bombast and sinister visuals have helped it rack up almost half a million views to date.

Check out the “Hollow Planet” video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGYrRUrHz9Q

 Machine Head Announce December UK Tour.

Machine HeadWednesday 13th August 2014
Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD are thrilled to announce a UK headline tour for this December. Fans who missed the band on their recent super-intimate 5-date 'Killers & Kings' tour earlier this month can now snag tickets for the winter run.

Frontman Robb Flynn is looking forward to it, commenting: "We're really excited to announce the UK dates for our first full headline tour since 2011! We can't fucking wait to play new music for all you HeadCases! We have some great support bands lined up, including Howard Jones' (ex-Killswitch Engage) new band Devil You Know and one of the best bands around that happen to be some of the greatest dudes to hang with - our friends in Darkest Hour. So come out and rage with The Head, UK!!!"

With a brand new album in the workings set for release later this year via the band's new record label home, Nuclear Blast, expect MACHINE HEAD to bust out a few brand new tracks on this upcoming tour. This'll be your first chance to catch those new songs live!

Full UK dates rack up as follows:

Sat 6th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse
Sun 7th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse
Tue 9th Dec - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Wed 10th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 11th Dec - PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sat 13th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy 2
Sun 14th Dec - LEEDS O2 Academy
Tue 16th Dec - MANCHESTER Apollo
Wed 17th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 18th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 19th Dec - DUBLIN Academy

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am and are available from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Support on the tour comes from DEVIL YOU KNOW and DARKEST HOUR.

 Devil You Know To Support Machine Head.

Devil You KnowWednesday 13th August 2014
Devil You Know have just been announced as the support for Machine Head's European tour starting on 6th December. It will be the Golden Gods Best New Band winners first UK Tour. Frontman Howard Jones has commented:

"We're excited to hit the road in Europe with Machine Head. Robb has been a friend since doing the song "The Dagger" on the Roadrunner United record a few years back. Being hand-picked by Robb to do our first European tour is an honor." Howard Jones.

The super group of sorts formed in Los Angeles in 2012 and released their debut album 'The Beauty Of Destruction' earlier this year on Nuclear Blast. They performed their UK live debut at Sonisphere Festival this summer with Metal Hammer hailing the band as 'sending everyone into a frenzy, the calibre of these musicians and their ability to put on a great show is undoubtable.' Metal Hammer
Check out their video for 'Seven Years Alone' here

Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn is also looking forward to the tour commenting: "We're really excited to announce the UK dates for our first full headline tour since 2011! We can't fucking wait to play new music for all you HeadCases! We have some great support bands lined up, including Howard Jones' (ex-Killswitch Engage) new band Devil You Know and one of the best bands around that happen to be some of the greatest dudes to hang with - our friends in Darkest Hour. So come out and rage with The Head, UK!!!" Rob Flynn

This December UK Headline Tour is the perfect opportunity for fans who missed Machine Head on their recent super-intimate 5-date 'Killers & Kings' tour earlier this month to snag tickets for the winter run.

With a brand new album in the workings set for release later this year via the band's new record label home, Nuclear Blast, expect MACHINE HEAD to bust out a few brand new tracks on this upcoming tour. This'll be your first chance to catch those new songs live and with great support from DEVIL YOU KNOW and DARKEST HOUR this isn't one to be missed!

Full UK dates rack up as follows:
Sat 6th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse
Sun 7th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse
Tue 9th Dec - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Wed 10th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 11th Dec - PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sat 13th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy 2
Sun 14th Dec - LEEDS O2 Academy
Tue 16th Dec - MANCHESTER Apollo
Wed 17th Dec - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Thu 18th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 19th Dec - DUBLIN Academy

 Sleeping With Sirens Announce One Off Show.

Sleeping With SirensWednesday 13th August 2014
Incase you missed the Kerrang.com exclusive yesterday, Sleeping With Sirens are returning to the UK for a special intimate show on Thursday 21st August at The Underworld, London. The show sees a welcome return, and first show since their headline slot at Brixton Academy in 2013. Sleeping With Sirens will then perform on the main stage at this years Reading & Leeds Festival.

Singer Kellin Quinn says “We're excited about this show because it's a smaller venue, so we have the opportunity to put on a more intimate show. We love playing London - it's one of my top places to play!”

Thursday 21st August The Underworld, London

Tickets £18.00 in advance and onsale from Friday 15th August at 9am

www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Friday 22nd August Leeds Festival
Sunday 24th August Reading Festival

Sleeping With Sirens are currently in the studio recording their follow up to ‘Feel’ which debuted at Number 3 in the US Billboard charts and continue to be one of the most prolific artists online, wracking up well over 100 million views on youtube alone.

 King 810 Release More Tracks Online.

SkilletTuesday 12th August 2014
Much-talked-about Michigan four-piece, KING 810 have made two further tracks available online from their forthcoming debut, 'Memoirs of a Murderer'. The album streets in the UK this coming Monday 18th August.

In radical contrast to the incendiary, in-your-face lead tracks, 'Killem All' and the visceral 'Fat Around The Heart', 'State of Nature' and 'eyes' will confound many who'd already made their mind up about the Flint, MI band. The album tracks all fit together in a sonically diverse and complex narrative that not only encompasses the violence of their home city and the upbringing of frontman, David Gunn, but also themes of love, art and the esoteric.

eyes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ramFPvVKfx0
State of Nature - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtWNXF91UWc

This week, their debut album, 'Memoirs of a Murderer' has grabbed the 'Album of the Week' slot on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show, with his additional 'Hottest Record In the World' slot also to come on Thursday. K810 frontman David Gunn also spoke to Daniel P Carter from the Radio 1 Rock Show on Monday night. Check out the chat here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p024mt9n.
KING 810 have just wrapped touring on this year's Rockstar Mayhem tour across the US and make their UK debut next month with the following shows.

Tue 23rd Sep - BRISTOL Thekla
Wed 24th Sep - GLASGOW Classic Grand
Thu 25th Sep - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2
Fri 26th Sep - LONDON O2 Academy Islington
Sat 27th Sep - MANCHESTER Academy 3

 Skillet Announce First Ever UK Headline Tour.

SkilletTuesday 12th August 2014
Two-time Grammy nominated rock band SKILLET announce UK dates, exclaiming "We can't wait to rock out with our fans on our first ever UK headline tour! Our UK fans have been so loyal and have been waiting for this for a long time! We are planning an incredible full length set with all the works. UK here we come!"

Skillet play the Glasgow Garage on 12th October, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on 13th October and London’s O2 Islington Academy on 14th October.

Skillet’s current album Rise features the singles ‘Sick Of It’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHzU-9iozmo and ‘Not Gonna Die’ and follows the band's 2009 blockbuster, Awake, which was certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S. Remarkably, Skillet was the only active rock band to achieve platinum certification last year, and one of only three rock bands (the other two being Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys) to strike platinum that year.

The band maintains momentum with Rise, a gripping coming-of-age narrative that stands as their first concept album—though lead singer/bassist John Cooper says it wasn’t premeditated. The album tells the story of a typical American teen coming into adulthood and trying to figure out who he is in a world riddled with problems both within and outside his control.

“The narrative idea happened after we had 10 or 11 of the songs chosen,” he says. “As we recorded them, we started to realize that there was something going on—that the album was really telling a story. Realizing that, I knew we needed to make it as powerful as we could.”

The result is a wildly ambitious work as heady as it is visceral. Sonically, the disc sees the band expanding their musical palette, integrating natural, acoustic instruments like accordion, mandolin, dulcimer, harp, tympani and bells to their trademark slashing electric guitars, strings, churning synths and pummeling drums.

Skillet (Cooper, guitarist/keyboardist Korey Cooper, drummer/vocalist Jen Ledger and guitarist Seth Morrison) recorded the album in Los Angeles, where they re-teamed with producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, All American Rejects), who helmed Awake.

Awake debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on the magazine's Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums Chart. In addition, the record hit No. 1 on iTunes' Top Album Chart, garnered 3 Billboard Music Awards and spawned four hit singles including the No. 1 Active Rock smash and gold-certified “Awake & Alive,” the gold-certified "Hero," "It's Not Me It's You" and the platinum-certified "Monster." "Monster" lived up to its name, selling more than a million copies and hitting Top 5 at Active Rock radio (the first in a string of multiple Top 5 active rock hits), while its companion video has generated over 47 million YouTube views. Skillet over the course of the past few years have sold more than two million units in the U.S. alone, racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number in the millions. Skillet are now set to conquer the UK.

Skillet October tour dates
Sun 12th The Garage Glasgow
Mon 13th Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton
Tue 14th O2 Islington Academy London

 Finch Reveal New Album Artwork And Tracklist.

FinchTuesday 12th August 2014
Back To Oblivion marks the return of Finch with the band’s first full length album in over nine years. The Southern California band has undeniably created a lasting, formidable body of work with their two studio albums and EPs - singer Nate Barcalow acknowledges that 2002’s What It Is To Burn all but “defined post-hardcore early in the decade”, while 2005’s Say Hello To Sunshine continued to shape its direction. The band dignified the demand for a celebration of What It Is To Burn’s 10th anniversary by reforming after a hiatus and playing select sold-out shows across the country in 2013. Inspired by the creative surge brought on by these shows, Finch rendered these contradictions moot with Back To Oblivion, their long-awaited third LP and a new, bold chapter in the band’s legacy. Back To Oblivion itself is a paradoxical idea. This is Finch reinvigorated, brimming with the inspiration of their earliest days; the opposite of the negation implied by “oblivion”. But as a songwriting unit, they’re challenging themselves by going deep into the unknown - this is by far Finch’s most introspective and demanding work from a lyrical standpoint. The album was produced by Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds To Mars, Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave).

This past summer, Finch returned to the Warped Tour as a respected veteran; this was once a scene where they had been the newcomer with something to prove. Finch will play the following UK shows this week:
Wednesday 13th August London Underworld

Thursday 14th August Kingston Banquet Records (Acoustic Set)
Friday 15th August Hevy Festival (headline set)

Finch – Back To Oblivion – 29/09/14
1. Back To Oblivion
2. Anywhere But Here
3. Further From The Few
4. Murder Me
5. Picasso Trigger
6. Play Dead
7. Two Guns To The Temple
8. The Great Divide
9. Us vs. Them
10. Tarot
11. Inferium
12. New Wave


 Frankiero Airs New Song 'Joyriding'.

Frank IeroTuesday 12th August 2014
Today, frankiero andthe cellabration, the latest project from My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, airs the new single ‘.joyriding.’ taken from the album ‘stomaches’.

Premiered on Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night, as his ‘Track of the Week’, ‘.joyriding.’ is now available to stream via YouTube here... http://youtu.be/rMTvTRITbn0

frnkiero and the cellabration - stomachaches track listing:
1. .all i want is nothing.
2. .weighted.
3. .blood infections.
4. .she’s the prettiest girl at the party and she can prove it with a solid right hook.
5. .stitches.
6. .joyriding.
7. .stage 4 fear of trying.
8. .tragician.
9. .neverenders.
10. .smoke rings.
11. .guilttripping.
12. .where do we belong? anywhere but here.

 Obey The Brave Detail New Album.

Obey The BraveTuesday 12th August 2014
Canadian metalcore group Obey The Brave has revealed details on their new album. Salvation will be released on September 15 via Epitaph Records.

Fans can check out the first video from the album for new track 'Raise Your Voice' here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LjopkhubzA
Salvation is the follow-up to Obey The Brave's debut album Young Blood. Aggressive might, old-school attitude and pit-demolishing anthems propel Salvation, which brims with the chemistry and unified vision. Obey The Brave crafted touring the world with bands like Chelsea Grin, Emmure, We Came As Romans, Blessthefall, Counterparts, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path and more. Salvation is the fully realised sound of a band whose identity has been cemented and operating with renewed vigor and fire.

“Salvation represents us more accurately, as people, lyrically and musically,” declares front man Alex Erian. “It’s got a bit more punk rock influence, a bit more hardcore. Deep down, we still have metal elements. We consider ourselves a metalcore band. We grew up in the hardcore scene, in the punk rock scene, and enjoy it all.”

Salvation Track List
01. Short Fuse
02. Raise Your Voice
03. Up In Smoke
04. Into The Storm
05. Next Level
06. Back In The Day
07. I Am Winter
08. Lone Wolf
09. C'est La Vie
10. Full Circle
11. North Strong
12. Brave The Fire

Obey The Brave will be back in mainland Europe and UK later this year, to play 2014 edition of Never Say Die! Tour, alongside Terror, Comeback Kid, Stick To Your Guns and others. Please find the full list of dates below.

31-October - Germany - Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
1-November – UK - Wolverhampton @ Wulfrun Hall
2-November – UK - Leeds @ Cockpit
3-November – Ireland Dublin @ The Village
4-November – UK - Glasgow @ Garage
5-November – UK - London @ O2 Academy Islington
6-November – Holland Eindhoven @ Effenaar
7-November – Denmark - Aarhus @ Voxhall
8-November - Sweden - Stockholm @ Klubben
9-November - Norway - Oslo @ Betong
11-November - Finland - Helsinki @ Nosturi
13-November - Germany - Hamburg @ Fabrik
14-November- Germany - Berlin @ Astra
15-November – Poland -Warsaw @ Proxima
16-November – Austria - Wien @ Arena
17-November - Czech Rep - Prague @ Meet Factory
18-November- Germany - München @ Backstage Werk
19-November - Bologna @ Zona Roveri
20-November – Switzerland - Pratteln @ Z7
21-November - France - Lyon @ CCO
22-November - Spain - Barcelona @ Razzmatazz
23-November - Spain Madrid @ Penelope
24-November France Bordeaux @ Rock School Barbey
25-November France Paris @ Trabendo
26-November Luxemburg Esch @ Kulturfabrik
27-November Belgium Antwerp @ Trix Zaal
28-November Germany Dresden @ Reithalle
29-November Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik

 Decade Announce More Tour Dates.

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

Sept/Oct UK headline dates:-

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

Tickets available here: https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/Decade

October tour dates with We Are The Ocean:-
14th - Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
15th - Bristol, Fleece
16th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18th - Birmingham, Academy 2
19th - Manchester, Academy 3
20th - Leeds, Cockpit
21st - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
23rd - London, Scala
24th - Reading, The Bowery District
Tickets available here: https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/we-are-the-ocean

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

 Manchester Orchestra Announce New Single And UK Tour.

Manchester OrchestraTuesday 12th August 2014
Manchester Orchestra will release their brilliant new single ‘Girl Harbor’ on the 29th September through Loma Vista Recordings and licensed by Caroline Records. The track is the third single to be taken from the band’s fourth album COPE, which was released to critical acclaim in March this year.

Following huge demand for the band’s UK tour in April the band will return to the UK with Brooklyn native and long-time Favorite Gentlemen Recordings label-mate Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band this autumn. Also on the bill will be Bad Books, which is comprised of both Kevin Devine and members of Manchester Orchestra.

You can check out ‘Girl Harbor’ via the band’s Soundcloud & Spotify.
UK TOUR DATES:

SEPTEMBER
26 - Portsmouth – Portsmouth Pyramids
27 - Bristol – Anson Rooms
28 - Norwich – Waterfront
29 - Nottingham – Rock City

OCTOBER
1 - Manchester – The Ritz
2 – Glasgow – 02 ABC
3 - Newcastle – O2 Academy
4 - Leeds – Metropolitan University
6 - Cardiff – University Students Union
7 - London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

 Pulled Apart By Horses Announce November Tour.

Pulled Apart By HorsesTuesday 12th August 2014
With 3 weeks until the release of their 3rd album ‘Blood’, Pulled Apart By Horses have announced a UK tour including a headline show at London’s Heaven on November 28th.

The string of November dates will go on sale this Friday and will all be priced at £12 apart from London, which will be £14. Ticket link: https://www.kililive.com/artists/pulled-apart-by-horses

The tour news follows last week’s announcement that the band have teamed up with Revolutions Brewing Co to create their own ‘Blood’ ale and are throwing a launch party at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on 29th August 2014, where the band will play their first ever live acoustic set.

Tickets are only available to competition winners who post a photo on Twitter and Instagram of them enjoying their favourite drink with the hashtag #PABHsBlood. The best shots will win a pair of tickets – over 18’s only.

Watch 'V.E.N.O.M.' acoustic: http://youtu.be/RxB9imOGIwI

The band recently revealed the video for single ‘Lizard Baby’, which followed in the footsteps of previous single ‘Hot Squash’ last week when it was added to the Radio 1 playlist. It was also selected as ‘track of the day’ last Thursday.

‘Lizard Baby’ will be released alongside the album, ‘Blood’ on 1st September on the band’s own label Best of the Best through Sony Red.

‘Lizard Baby’ official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqeTbdbd-ms

Pulled Apart By Horses also play a series of warm up shows across the country, preparing for their main stage Reading & Leeds Festival slots. They will also be playing a string European dates, supported by Dinosaur Pile-UP for Dr. Martens' #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour.

Full live dates are now:

August
18th Coventry Kasbah
19th Nottingham Bodega
20th Liverpool East Village Arts Club
23rd Reading Festival
24th Leeds Festival
29th Leeds Brudenell Social (Blood ale launch party & acoustic set. Competition winners only)
September
8th Paris, Maroquinerie
9th Hamburg Molotow Exil
10th Copenhagen, Rust
11th Stockholm, Debaser Strand
13th Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
20th Portsmouth Southsea Festival (headline)
November
22nd Glasgow Stereo
24th Brighton The Haunt/Concorde 2
25th Birmingham Library
26th Bristol Fleece
28th London Heaven

 Beartooth Release New Video.

Bear ToothTuesday 12th August 2014
Hotly tipped metalcore band, Beartooth have released an awesome video for new single “The Lines”. Check out the smashingly good video right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=557mc5ICVv8

Beartooth will return to our shores this September for their first UK and European headline tour. The Columbus, Ohio based 5 piece - lead by enigmatic, multitalented frontman and ex Attack Attack singer, Caleb Shomo - will be bringing their aggressive, no-frills metallic hardcore of the highest caliber to the following venues:

September:

10th Belgium, Mechelen, Club Kamikaze
11th Germany, Berlin, Comet
12th Germany, Frankfurt, Eifer
13th Germany, Stuttgart, Keller Klub
14th France, Paris, Batofar
16th London, Borderline
17th Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
18th Glasgow, Cathouse
19th Manchester, Roadhouse
20th Leeds, Cockpit 2

UK shows are priced £8 regionally and £9 in London. European shows are priced €13 and €12 in Paris. Tickets for all shows are available from the links above. Be QUICK these tickets will go in a heartbeat. Sheffield bruisers Dead Harts and Lincoln rockers Climates will join them on the tour.

"Beartooth are coming back to Europe! I'm stoked to do some international rockin' and rollin’!! The shows over there are real wild. We can't wait to hang out and play some tunes - see you in the pit” - Caleb Shomo

The ‘Toof - who recently finished demolishing stages across the U.S.A on the Vans Warped Tour - will also be joining Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens on their co-headline World Tour. Tour dates have just been announced over at www.worldtour.info

Beartooth songs are jam-packed with the passion, energy and urgent excitement of the underground Metalcore that emerged over two decades ago. Beartooth is a wakeup call, a rallying point against scene trends that have watered down the vibrant spirit of a classic sound; there is nothing fake about the sentiments on display. It’s real. It’s raw. Driven by the gritty sounds of guitar, bass, drums and forcefully deliberate vocals, Beartooth’s opening salvo delivers undeniable anthems.

“I Have a Problem”, “The Lines” and “Beaten In Lips” confidently announce Beartooth’s arrival to the world via an aural assault that viscerally connects in a way that is primal and destructive. There is no distinction between the band and their audience. They are one. Beartooth serves up arrestingly personal musings that act as conduits to their fans, the people who struggle with the same issues.

The best bands are often birthed by the most modest of intentions. No master plan, no blueprint for success, no marketing strategies – these are the types of groups whose organic formation ensures an authenticity to their creative output that can’t be manufactured. When all of the stars align and the material is fully executed, it’s groups like Beartooth who ultimately dominate against pretenders to the throne.

Take a dive into the mind, take a journey into complicated issues, emerge refreshed and energised. Put on Beartooth and enjoy the ride

 Lacuna Coil Announce Co-headline Tour With Motionless In White.

Lacuna CoilMonday 11th August 2014
After letting their UK fans wait for a little longer than the European mainland LACUNA COIL can finally announce a co-headline UK tour with Motionless In White. The tour will kick off in Bristol on Halloween, so make sure you come in ghoulish gear!

LACUNA COIL
Motionless In White, Devilment
31.10.14 (UK) Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 (UK) London - The Forum
02.11.14 (SCO) Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 (UK) Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 (UK) Birmingham - The Institute
06.11.2014 (LUX) Esch/Alzette - Rockhal
08.11.2014 (D) Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
09.11.2014 (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli
10.11.2014 (B) Hasselt - Muziekodroom
12.11.2014 (D) Hamburg - Gruenspan
13.11.2014 (D) Cologne - Essigfabrik
14.11.2014 (D) Berlin - C-Club
15.11.2014 (D) Herford - Club X
17.11.2014 (D) Munich - Backstage
18.11.2014 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
20.11.2014 (I) Bologna - Zona Roveri
21.11.2014 (I) Treviso - New Age
22.11.2014 (I) Rome - Orion
23.11.2014 (I) Milan - Live Club

It’s LACUNA COIL’s first European tour in support of the band’s critically acclaimed new album “Broken Crown Halo”. LACUNA COIL will be joined on all dates by Motionless In White and Devilment.
After the band have spent the majority of 2014 touring in North and South America they are excited to finally perform “Broken Crown Halo” headline sets to European audiences.

Joining the band on all dates are American buzz band Motionless In White (who are debuting their new album “Reincarnate” in Europe), and Devilment – the new horror metal project from Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth.

Cristina Scabbia (vocals): “This is going to be HANDS DOWN the tour of the year and I am so damn excited it’s not even funny! A melting pot of darkness, adrenaline, sick rock metal and goth atmosphere is going to embrace you all soon... LACUNA COIL + Motionless In White + Devilment are going to paint your heart black in November. Come see us, you won’t regret it (and damn, I can’t fucking wait!).”

Upon its release “Broken Crown Halo” landed in the international top 100 album charts worldwide including:
Italy: #13
USA: #27
Germany: #40
Switzerland: #37
UK: #45
France: #53

You can check out LACUNA COIL’s video for “I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name)” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyl4EinZsMY

 The Front Bottoms To Headout On Tour.

The Front BottomsMonday 11th August 2014
UK DATES
AUGUST 2014

19 - Fibber Maggees, Dublin, Ireland
20 - Sub Bar, Belfast
22 - Reading Festival, Reading
23 - Leeds Festival, Leeds
25 - The Exchange, Bristol
26 - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
27 - King Tuts, Glasgow
28 - Think Tank, Newcastle
29 - Sound Control, Manchester
30 - Rock City, Nottingham

SEPTEMBER 2014
1 - Epic Studios, Norwich
2 - The Haunt, Brighton
3 – The Joiners, Southampton
4 – Bestival, Isle Of Wight
5 – The Garage, London

 Billy Idol Announces Three UK Shows.

Billy IdolMonday 11th August 2014
Seminal rocker Billy Idol has announced his much awaited live return to the UK this November. The punk and rock icon will play in Birmingham, London and Manchester – his first UK appearances since his unforgettable performance at Download 2010 where he triumphed in torrential rain and had the crowd eating out of his hand.

The newly announced dates will come soon after the release of two major new Billy Idol projects. In late October, Idol will drop his first new album in almost 10 years, produced by Trevor Horn. And on 7th October, Simon and Schuster UK will release Idol’s much anticipated autobiography, ‘Dancing With Myself.’

Idol’s band includes his long-time lead guitarist Steve Stevens, Stephen McGrath on bass, Billy Morrison on guitar, Eric Eldenius on drums and Paul Trudeau on keyboards.

November 2014
5th Birmingham O2 ACADEMY
9th London EVENTIM APOLLO
10th Manchester O2 APOLLO

Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 15th August priced £37.50 REGIONAL / £39.50 LONDON (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Billy Idol was born William Michael Albert Broad in Stanmore, North London in 1955. He moved to New York as a child and returned to the UK to affirm himself as a central figure of the British punk movement. His music, image and attitude have stood the test of time and transcended fashion and trends; after fronting seminal punk outfit Generation X – who split in 1981 - Idol embraced dance and rock penning, anthems including “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” “Flesh For Fantasy,” “Hot In the City,” “Eyes Without A Face,” “Rebel Yell,” and “Cradle of Love,” among others. From punk rebel to mainstream rock hero, there’s no territory Billy Idol left unconquered.

 Rob Zombie Launches Crowdfunder Campaign For New Film '31'.

Rob ZombieMonday 11th August 2014
After months of teasing fans with video clips and mysterious messages, Rob Zombie unveils via Rolling Stone a ground-breaking crowdfunding campaign for his new film “31” at RZ-31.com.

Rolling Stone notes that “the director is offering up a variety of high-quality rewards to people who want to support the movie, including autographed posters, a chance for Zombie to follow a winner on Twitter, a winner's name in the credits, a lifetime laminate to see Zombie on tour at any show and a gig as an extra in 31. Zombie will also offer selected props from his movies, including Halloween masks and giant crosses from House of 1000 Corpses.”


“I’m crowd funding because I realize that it’s an incredible opportunity to engage the fans. They’ve always been the most important thing for me because, with metal and horror, the fans aren’t just fans – it’s their life, their lifestyle. They live and breathe it, as I do, and any way that you can bring the people that are as passionate about it as you are into the process is a win-win for everybody,” says Zombie.

Offering up an incredible array of exclusive merchandise, one of a kind collectibles from past movies, original artwork and unprecedented access to both the “31” movie set and his concerts.

As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.

“Get on board! Get involved! Be part of this horrifying business! The world of horror needs you! “ - Rob Zombie

 Professor Green Back With New Single 'Lullaby'.

Professor GreenMonday 11th August 2014
Professor Green returns with Lullaby, the first single to be taken from his third studio album, Growing Up In Public. Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper builds on a career that has spawned two Top 3 albums and eight consecutive Top 40 singles – including hits Read All About It (#1), I Need You Tonight (#3) and Just Be Good To Green (#5) – with the September 2014 release of single Lullaby (feat Tori Kelly).

A pop smart smash-in- waiting, Lullaby is produced by Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah), and features the vocals of US singer songwriter, Tori Kelly, the latest protégé of super-manager Scooter Braun. "It is an honour to be on the same song with such a respected artist like Professor Green." says Tori. "When I first heard Lullaby I knew it would be an amazing opportunity to sing it. Then when I met him and we got to perform it together, it all seemed to sink in. I became even more excited and more in love with the song."

The forthcoming release looks set to add another incredible chapter to Green’s all-conquering career which has seen him amass 500,000 album and 1.75million single sales in the UK alone; embark on three headline tours in addition to performing on the main stages of countless festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival and Wireless; and be nominated for a plethora of awards including the Brits ‘Best Male’ over and above earned NME and MOBO awards. Not to mention a high profile underlined by huge social media statistics – 2+ million Facebook Likes, 2+ million Twitter followers – and the fact that his journey has been documented by Channel 4 in a six episode TV series (Professor Green Unseen and Professor Green Unseen: After Hours).

Professor Green’s single Lullaby (feat. Tori Kelly) will be released by Virgin EMI on 15th September. Album, Growing Up In Public will follow on the 22nd September.

He will be touring the album this Winter, full dates:

28-Nov-14 Glasgow O2 ABC
29-Nov-14 Newcastle O2 Academy
1-Dec-14 Liverpool O2 Academy
2-Dec-14 Carlisle Sands Centre
3-Dec-14 Nottingham Rock City
5-Dec-14 Manchester Academy
6-Dec-14 Birmingham O2 Academy
7-Dec-14 Norwich UEA
9-Dec-14 Bristol O2 Academy
10-Dec-14 Bournemouth O2 Academy
11-Dec-14 London Roundhouse

 Eliza And The Bear To Release New EP And Announce Tour.

Eliza And The BearMonday 11th August 2014
London quintet Eliza and the Bear are set to release new EP ‘Light It Up’ on 3rd August via Mi Familia Music. ‘Light It Up’ is the band’s most infectious offering yet, the elevating title track from the EP is guaranteed to set the radio airwaves ablaze this season, ladened with melodic charm and dazzling sing-a-long vocals. ‘Light It Up’ follows Eliza and the Bear’s critically lauded singles ‘It Gets Cold’ (Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 Hottest Record In The World and soundtrack to the BBC’s Sochi Winter Olympics coverage), ‘Brother’s Boat’ (championed by Fearne Cotton on Radio 1) and ‘Friends’ (which provides the backing for the Bulmers Cider summer advert).

'Light it up is about making a positive change to your way of life and when times get rough, doing something about it.’ James Kellegher

Mixing the euphoric hooks of Imagine Dragons and the off kilter energy of Crystal Fighters and Grouplove, Eliza and the Bear burst onto the scene at the end of 2013 winning a legion of fans supporting Twin Atlantic and Paramore. Their dizzying live performances have helped them build a fanatical fanbase and this Autumn the band take their exuberant live set on the road for a twenty-date headline UK tour, culminating with one of their biggest headline shows to date at Islington’s O2 Academy on October 16th.

Light It Up EP Track Listing:

1. Light It Up
2. Talk
3. Let Us Be Young
4. It Gets Cold (Acoustic)

Elisa and the Bear play the following dates:

September 19th Brighton, The Haunt
September 20th Southsea Fest, Sussex
September 24th Cardiff, Clwb lfor Bach
September 25th Bristol, The Fleece
September 26th Bedford, Esquires
September 27th Underground Festival, Gloucester
September 29th Oxford, O2 Academy
September 30th Nottingham, Bodega
October 2nd Sheffield, Leadmill
October 3rd Stoke-On-Trent, The Sugarmill
October 4th Liverpool, East Village Arts Club
October 6th Manchester, The Ruby Lounge
October 7th Edinburgh, The Electric Circus
October 8th Glasgow, King Tuts
October 9th Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
October 10th Dundee, Buskers
October 11th Middlesbrough, Twisterella Festival
October 12th Leeds, The Cockpit 2
October 14th Birmingham O2 Academy
October 15th Leicester, The Scholars Bar
October 16th London, Islington O2 Academy

 Boston Manor Tour Dates.

Boston ManorMonday 11th August 2014
Blackpool’s Boston Manor have announced that they’ll release a new six track EP ‘Driftwood’ on 13th October through Failure By Design Records. The first track to be unveiled from the EP is 'Peach State', the video for which has just been released and is watchable here. This is the band’s second release, following their ‘Here/Now’ EP. The five-piece will also be hitting the road throughout August. Dates below.

The overriding theme of ‘Driftwood’ is starting afresh and moving into a new chapter of your life; graduating into adulthood. Intro track ‘Saltwater’ sets the tone of the release in a short sharp manner. The title track encompasses the overall feel of the EP with a look at the fine line between adolescence and adulthood; that awkward post-university transition into real life. As Henry, the band’s vocalist, explains “most of us have just finished University, we're in between houses/jobs and are still trying to figure out what's next.” In fact, it’s such a fitting representation of where the band is currently at that they chose to use one of its lyrics for the EP title.

Despite mostly revolving around looking toward the future, there are some more negative aspects to this collection of tracks. According to Henry, ‘Peach State’ “is a pretty negative song. It's about knowing when to relinquish your faith in someone and only fully trust a person if you're absolutely certain that they have your best interests at heart. We had some bad experiences with someone who offered to help us early on but instead just wasted a lot of our time. I suppose, in a sense, it's also about trusting yourself to get stuff done rather than relying on other people.”

Elsewhere on the EP, Boston Manor tackle people who base their life choices on how it will make them look, friends who’ve made bad choices and letting go of certain aspects of your life. There’s no doubt that there’ll be something here for every individual to relate to lyric-wise. And the band back it all up with driven bursts of punk-rock vitality. Basically, the ideal recipe for sing-alongs aplenty.

LIVE DATES:
August 13th-The Undertone, Cardiff
August 14th-The Stag & Hounds, Bristol
August 15th-The Fishbowl, Brighton
August 16th-The Rathaus, Southampton
August 17th-Tiki Bar, Plymouth
August 30th-The Fenton, Leeds

 The Lounge Kittens Announce Headline UK Tour.

The Lounge KittensMonday 11th August 2014
Southampton sophisticats The Lounge Kittens are excited to announce their first headline tour of the UK.

This announcement comes off the back of a triumphant SONISPHERE weekend, where as well as ramming the Satellite Stage and Rock Royalty areas for their own performances, The Kittens were invited to perform their cover of Rollin’ by none other than Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit himself on the main stage. Glastonbury was also in for a treat this year, having The Kittens perform 6 shows in 5 venues on just 2 days.

“We can’t wait to get out on tour and perform to new people and meet new fans! We’ve had an absolute blast playing the festivals over the summer but we love nothing more than being hot and sweaty in a jam-packed room full of people singing along and having a great time. We’re playing a whole different range of venues too so every show will be a Kitten-fuelled adventure.. and there are definitely some new songs as well!”

Catch The Lounge Kittens at the below shows

Saturday 13 September – The Black Dog, Crawley
Friday 19 September – The Hub, Plymouth
Saturday 20 September – The Winchester, Bournemouth
Friday 26 September – The Scene, Swansea
Saturday 4 October – JKS, Eastleigh
Sunday 5 October – The King’s Theatre, Portsmouth
Thursday 9 October – Madame Jojo’s, London
Friday 10 October – Also Known As, Banbury

 Gorgon City To Release New Album.

Gorgan CityMonday 11th August 2014
Gorgon City recently announced plans for their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Sirens’ – which is due for release on October 6th via Black Butter/Virgin EMI. They are now pleased to confirm further details of the full album – including key features, artwork, tracklisting and pre order details.

The first news of ‘Sirens’ came along side the announcement of their new single – ‘Unmissable’ ft. Zak Abel – which will be released a week before the album on September 29th. You can see some making of footage of the single, co-written with Jimmy Napes (Disclosure, Sam Smith, Clean Bandit) and featuring the choir HERE

The story of Gorgon City is a perfect microcosm of the story of how 21st century dance music coming in from the cold. Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott are two young men who each separately jumped in to clubland's deepest and choppiest waters (at a time when halfway-decent club culture was as fragmented as it's been the last two decades and entering a period of extreme marginalisation) and learned to swim the hard way. Since then they've become skilled navigators of its currents, observed as streams converged and split again, and more by accident than design were perfectly prepared to ride its current waves of mainstream popularity.

With a deft history of music making behind them individually as Foamo & RackNRuin, once Kye and Matt joined forces as Gorgon City things quickly began to snowball at a barely comprehensible rate. “Because we each had a bit of reputation built up,” says Kye, “the first gigs we got as Gorgon City were pretty big festival ones, and it's just gone on from there.” Their experiments with vocalists showed that they were as quick and proficient with real song structures as they were with beat-making, and had a knack of bringing out the best in collaborators. They quickly got the backing of the mighty Black Butter Records – who'd already released a couple of Matt's RackNRuin tracks (the first of which featured Jessie Ware) – just as that label's explosion into the mainstream, spearheaded by Rudimental, began in earnest.

‘Sirens’ – the full album from Gorgon City – will include all previous hit singles (NB ‘Ready For Your Love’ has now accumulated over 30 million streams) + recent top 10 ‘Here For You' featuring Laura Welsh and ‘Real’ featuring Yasmin – plus, a remarkable collection of new tracks that unequivocally mark Matt & Kye out as being at the very peak of their writing and production prowess.

Further key features on the album include Maverick Sabre top and tailing the record, Katy B, Erik Hassle and Jenifer Hudson.

‘Sirens’ is a brilliantly cohesive piece of music that perfectly reflects the exciting UK dance pop climate we find ourselves in for 2014 - with Gorgon City firmly at the helm.

Having announced a date headlining and curating a night at Manchester’s Warehouse Project on November 7th (which sold out in 30 mins), look out for details of an upcoming 30 date ‘Sirens’ tour later this year, which will take GC across UK, EU and the USA – full info coming soon.

‘Sirens’ Tracklisting:
1 Coming Home ft. Maverick Sabre
2 Ready For Your Love ft. MNEK
3 Lover Like You ft. Katy B
4 Here For You ft. Laura Welsh
5 FTPA ft. Erik Hassle
6 Go All Night ft. Jennifer Hudson
7 Unmissable ft. Zak Abel
8 Real ft. Yasmin
9 Imagination ft. Katy Menditta
10 6AM ft. Tish Hyman
11 Elevate ft. Anne-Marie
12 Take It All ft. The Six
13 Hard On Me ft. Maverick Sabre

‘Unmissable’ ft Zak Abel out Sept 29th.

 Black Moth Announce September/October Tour.

Black MothMonday 11th August 2014
New Heavy Sounds are extremely pleased to announce that Black Moth will be hitting the road in September and October on their first headline tour, to promote the release of their long awaited 2nd album 'Condemned To Hope'.

Black Moth rose from the Leeds underground scene, taking their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and their love for Stooges squalor, Sabbath sulphur and stoner vibes, to create an onslaught of monumental riff sorcery and serpentine grace.

Their debut 'The Killing Jar' effortlessly transcended its influences to arrive at a nefarious and turbulent brew, equal parts horror movie atmosphere, thunderous drive and maverick spark, with Harriet Bevan's biting and beguiling voice leading the charge.

It was a hit with fans and critics alike, even making it onto Kerangg's top 50 albums of the year, leading to a tour with Turbowolf, and stonking sets at Download and Desertfest amongst others.

The 2nd album, produced like their first by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Cramps) takes their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and sepulchral style to a whole new plateau of riff-driven dementia.

They are a mesmerising proposition live too, as showcased by their recent stint as support on the Uncle Acid European jaunt. Catch them now while you can.

Fri 26 Sep, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sat 27 Sep, Liverpool, Kazimier
Sun 28 Sep, York, Duchess
Wed 01 Oct, London, Underworld
Thu 02 Oct, Birmingham, Asylum 2
Fri 03 Oct, Manchester, Roadhouse
Sun 05 Oct, Glasgow, The Attic
Mon 06 Oct, Sheffield, Corporation

'Condemned To Hope' is released by New Heavy Sounds on September 15th.

 Avenged Sevenfold To Re-release 'Waking The Fallen'.

Avenged SevenfoldFriday 8th August 2014
Avenged Sevenfold personally curated this rare, never before seen look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album 'Waking The Fallen'. The new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, the original first cut of the music video for 'Unholy Confessions' and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band, directed/edited by Rafa Alcantara. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!

Zacky V commented...
"Heres a small sneak peak into Waking the Fallen: Resurrected. We have left no stone unturned in our quest to bring you the archived footage, rare and early recording and demos and live performances of the madness which set the pace for the Avenged Sevenfold we are today. Available on the anniversary of the original release of WTF. Enjoy!"

You can pre order 'Resurrected' here: https://www.hopelessrecords.com/resurrected and http://smarturl.it/ResurrectediTunes

Take a closer look at 'Resurrected's' brand new content…

• Two new songs, including the lead track 'Waking The Fallen: Resurrected,' which had been lost to history before it was discovered buried deep within the original multi-track recordings. Originally intended to make the album as a full song, it was ultimately reworked into a vocal free intro. Later the band drew inspiration from this lost song’s piano intro, building it out into their hit song 'Beast And The Harlot' off of their next album 'City Of Evil'. This song is a previously unknown link between two major eras in the band’s career.

• Four never before heard demos recorded by Thrice’s Teppei Teranishi including 'Chapter Four,' 'Remenissions,' 'I Won't See You Tonight Part 1,' 'I Won't See You Tonight Part 2.' These early version demos contain alternate lyrics, melodies, and arrangements giving fans a unique and unprecedented behind the scenes look at the evolution of four of the band’s most popular songs.

• Five live versions recorded in 2004 from some of the band’s earliest shows including 'Chapter Four (Live In Ventura),' 'Desecrate Through Reverence (Live In Pomona),' 'Eternal Rest (Live In Pomona),' 'Unholy Confessions (Live In Ventura),' 'Second Heartbeat (Live In Ventura).' Very little live material from this era of Avenged Sevenfold’s career has ever seen the light of day.

• A 30 minute documentary featuring brand new interviews from band looking back on the time of the lead up, demoing, recording and touring around the 'Waking The Fallen' album. The 30 minute film includes personal behind the scenes home movies and photos from the band’s earliest days.

• The original first cut of the 'Unholy Confessions' music video.

'Waking The Fallen: Resurrected' Track Listing

CD 1:
1. Waking The Fallen
2. Unholy Confessions
3. Chapter Four
4. Remenissions
5. Desecrate Through Reverence
6. Eternal Rest
7. Second Heartbeat
8. Radiant Eclipse
9. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1
10. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2
11. Clairvoyant Disease
12. And All Things Will End

CD 2:
1. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected
2. Second Heartbeat (Alternate Version)
3. Chapter Four (Demo)
4. Remenissions (Demo)
5. I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 (Demo)
6. I Won't See You Tonight Part 2 (Demo)
7. Intro/Chapter Four (Live In Ventura)
8 Desecrate Through Reverence (Live In Pomona)
9. Eternal Rest (Live In Pomona)
10. Unholy Confessions (Live In Ventura)
11. Second Heartbeat (Live In Ventura)
12. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 1 (Live In Ventura)*
13. I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 2 (Live In Ventura)*

*Denotes bonus tracks only available in D2C pre-order found here: https://www.hopelessrecords.com/resurrected

DVD Track Listing:

1. Waking The Fallen: Resurrected Documentary
2. Chapter Four (Live Footage Video)
3. Unholy Confessions (Official Music Video)
4. Unholy Confessions (Original First Cut Music Video)

 Twin Atlantic Close To Releasing New Album 'Great Divide'.

Twin AtlanticFriday 8th August 2014
Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic are set for UK domination with new album ‘Great Divide’ (out August 18th), stadium sized single ‘Brothers and Sisters’ (out August 10th) and an unmissable UK tour this autumn.

Known for their electric live shows, and having already played storming sets at festivals including Glastonbury, Radio 1 Big Weekend and T in The Park, Twin Atlantic embark on their biggest tour to date including a show at the Roundhouse on the 3rd November.

Twin Atlantic play:

October
Thu 23rd ABERDEEN, Music Hall
Fri 24th GLASGOW, Barrowland
Mon 27th NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
Tue 28th MANCHESTER, Academy
Wed 29th SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
Thu 30th LEEDS, Metropolitan University

November
Sat 1st BIRMINGHAM, The Institute
Sun 2nd CARDIFF, University Solus
Mon 3rd LONDON, Roundhouse
Tue 4th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
Thu 6th CAMBRIDGE, Junction

Tickets go on general sale Friday 8th August from 9am and are priced at £15 (Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton, Cambridge) and £16.50 (London, Glasgow & Aberdeen). Fan pre-sale starts on Wednesday August 6th at 9am with special album pre-order bundles from Gigs and Tours: http://www.gigsandtours.com/go/twinatlanticpresale

With the massive new single ‘Brothers and Sisters’ ruling Radio 1, stadium support slots with Kings of Leon earlier this year and a set at Reading/Leeds still to come 2014 is set to be conquered by Twin Atlantic.

 Marthyr Defiled Announce Headline UK Tour.

Martyr DefiledFriday 8th August 2014
Lincoln’s heaviest Martyr Defiled have today announced a headline tour of the UK. Full dates are below.

The band recently released the album ‘No Hope No Morality’ and are excited to get out on the road and tour the new material.

“MDMAFIA are back on road again! We've been dying to get out and tour our new album, and the times right to show you what we're all about once again. We've picked some towns we've never played and some towns we've not played for years on this run to get out to our fans in places that haven't been able to see us - if we've missed your town don't worry, cos there's more to come!” – Vocalist Matt Jones

Check out the brutal video for the track ‘616’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co5L9hS6hJs

”..they certainly come up trumps in terms of sheer balls-to-the-wall heaviness. Galloping riffs, blast beat drumming, guttural vocals and monumentally bludegeoning breakdowns..blending to create a sound that suggests the band are well up to the challenge of taking on any more-hyped peers from across the atlantic” - Big Cheese Magazine

“..murderously contagious riffs and venomous lyrics pack an exhilarating punch, marking the quintet out for future acclaim” - Metal Hammer Magazine

“Armed with their brute sonic artillery, it’s certainly safe to say that In Shadows is a beast made up of pulsating, neck-snapping, wonderment” - Terrorizer Magazine

Catch the band on tour at the following dates:

September
19th // SWANSEA – Static Bar
20th // FARNHAM – Liberal Club
21st // PETERBOROUGH – South Grove Centre
22nd // BRIDGWATER – Bridgwater Rugby Club
23rd // PLYMOUTH – Tiki Bar
24th // NORTHAMPTON – The Racehorse
25th // SHEFFIELD – Southsea Live
26th // PRESTON – The Adelphi
27th // SELBY - The Riverside
28th // MANSFIELD – The Intake

 Dead! Announce UK Tour And New Single 'Phantom'.

Dead!Friday 8th August 2014
Today sees the release of the new single and music video from Southampton based punk rockers DEAD!. 'Phantom' is the second single to be taken from the bands EP 'Tu Me Manques', produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Sikth, Young Guns) which was released earlier this year.

Although having a name that could confuse their well being, Dead! have already got a lot to shout about. When touring the UK with Fearless Vampire Killers at the beginning of 2014, they caught the attention of Rock Sound, who streamed their EP exclusively on their website.

Not only that, the band impressed Radio 1's Daniel P Carter, who gave the band continued support by playing their last single ‘We Are Dead’ on his Radio One Rock Show. It didn’t stop there, Zane Lowe and Phil Taggert also hopped on board in giving the band support and some national radio play.

New single ‘Phantom’ will start the promo of the bands headline run of the UK this September.

'Phantom' video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Xbs2i0ovU&feature=youtu.be

Live dates:

24/09/2014 SOUTHAMPTON The Cellar
25/09/2014 BRISTOL The Gryphon
26/09/2014 BIRMINGHAM Alfie Birds
27/09/2014 LEEDS Temple Of Boom
29/09/2014 NEWCASTLE Think Tank
30/09/2014 GLASGOW Old Hairdressers
02/10/2014 NOTTINGHAM The Dog House
03/10/2014 LONDON The Garage (upstairs)

 Hostage Calm To Release New Album 'Die On Stage'.

The XcertsFriday 8th August 2014
Connecticut rockers Hostage Calm have announced the release of their new full-length album ‘Die On Stage’, set for release via Run For Cover Records on September 16th. The band are also excited to announce that they will be touring the UK in November as main support to Man Overboard. Full dates below. Joining Man Overboard and Hostage Calm are Front Porch Step and Roam. Grab a free 11 song sampler featuring all the bands here:
http://manoverboard.limitedrun.com/products/531822-the-heart-attack-tour-sampler-europe-uk-edition

The video for their new single ‘Your Head / Your Heart’ is now online and is the first track to be revealed from the forthcoming release. The Max Moore directed film visually plays on the classic pop elements that Hostage Calm blend with rock, punk and new wave.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhFYDa-ICCA

In 2010, Hostage Calm funneled their heroes’ protest energy on their self-titled debut, and then found hope in political uncertainty on 2012’s critically acclaimed 'Please Remain Calm'. This time around, 'Die On Stage' celebrates the post-millennial fatalism in today’s youth culture, creating a message seldom found in pop-punk. The politically charged band continues to offer a genuine view of American culture through critical eyes.

The band entered Pennsylvania’s Studio 4 to produce their fourth full-length with Will Yip (Balance and Composure, Title Fight), as well as including long-time friend Vinnie Caruana (I Am the Avalanche, The Movielife) on the track 'Raised'. The record will be out on the rapidly growing Run For Cover Records (Tigers Jaw, Modern Baseball, Basement, Pity Sex), which is run by Hostage Calm guitarist Tom Chiari.

Throughout 'Die On Stage', Hostage Calm expands on their own identity, adding Glockenspiel, pianos, organs and bells into their arrangements. The record captures a classic sound that Hostage Calm has developed into a progressive and original style.

'Die On Stage' Track Listing:
01) When You Know
02) A Thousand Miles Away From here
03) Love Against!
04) Someone Else
05) Fallen Angel
06) Your Head / Your Heart
07) Raised
08) 12/31
09) Darling You
10) Past Ideas Of The Future

Catch the band on tour in the UK with Man Overboard:
November
13 - London, UK @ Underworld
14 - Leicester, UK @ Scholar Bar
15 - Manchester, UK @ NQ Live/Pink Swear Fest
16 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
17 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
18 - Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
19 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio
20 - Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
21 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
22 - Liverpool, UK @ East Village Arts Centre
24 - Dublin, IR @ Fibber Magees
25 - Belfast, UK @ Sub Bar

 Professor Green Back With New Single 'Lullaby'.

Professor GreenFriday 8th August 2014
Professor Green returns with Lullaby, the first single to be taken from his third studio album, Growing Up In Public. Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper builds on a career that has spawned two Top 3 albums and eight consecutive Top 40 singles – including hits Read All About It (#1), I Need You Tonight (#3) and Just Be Good To Green (#5) – with the September 2014 release of single Lullaby (feat Tori Kelly).

A pop smart smash-in- waiting, Lullaby is produced by Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah), and features the vocals of US singer songwriter, Tori Kelly, the latest protégé of super-manager Scooter Braun. "It is an honour to be on the same song with such a respected artist like Professor Green." says Tori. "When I first heard Lullaby I knew it would be an amazing opportunity to sing it. Then when I met him and we got to perform it together, it all seemed to sink in. I became even more excited and more in love with the song."

Directed by Alex Herron, (Tinie Tempah, Afrojack) and starring Tori Kelly alongside Green, the video for Lullaby is shot in LA and surrounding desert area and features a heartrending, poignant narrative.

The forthcoming release looks set to add another incredible chapter to Green’s all-conquering career which has seen him amass 500,000 album and 1.75million single sales in the UK alone; embark on three headline tours in addition to performing on the main stages of countless festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival and Wireless; and be nominated for a plethora of awards including the Brits ‘Best Male’ over and above earned NME and MOBO awards. Not to mention a high profile underlined by huge social media statistics – 2+ million Facebook Likes, 2+ million Twitter followers – and the fact that his journey has been documented by Channel 4 in a six episode TV series (Professor Green Unseen and Professor Green Unseen: After Hours).

Professor Green’s single Lullaby (feat. Tori Kelly) will be released by Virgin EMI on 15th September. Album, Growing Up In Public will follow on the 22nd September.

Watch the video HERE

 The Xcerts Set To Release 3rd Studio Album.

The XcertsThursday 7th August 2014
Aberdeen/Exeter 3 piece THE XCERTS will finally be releasing their hugely anticipated, 3rd studio album, ‘There Is Only You’ on November 3rd through Raygun Music. The new album is the follow up to 2010’s ‘Scatterbrain’, and was produced by both Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild) and long-term band friend Paul Steel. The band will also be on tour in the US with Brand New around the album release, with a UK/European tour to be announced in the coming weeks as well.
ALL US dates with Brand New in October 2014:

12 - The National, Richmond, VA
13 - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
15 - Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
16 - War Memorial, Nashville, TN
17 - Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA
18 - Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
19 - Stubb’s, Austin, TX
21 - Iron City, Birmingham, AL
22 - The Lyric, Oxford, MS
24 - House Of Blues, Orlando, FL
25 - Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL
26 - Jannus Landing, St Petersburg, FL
28 - House Of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
29 - The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
30 - The Norva, Norfolk, VA

THE XCERTS also recently released their single ‘Shaking In The Water’ (featured on ‘There Is Only You’), watch the promo video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq8s5evAfmc&noredirect=1
Pre order link - http://www.musicglue.com/the-xcerts/shop/

A little bit about the album - Most often, albums are about what has happened, not what hasn't. Yet while the songs on 'There Is Only You', the third album from UK based trio THE XCERTS, are very much rooted in personal history and experience, they also double up as a premonition, a reaction to something that hadn't happened at the time the songs were written.
"The record”, explains vocalist/guitarist Murray Macleod, "is about everything I've experienced in my life so far. They are about the past and how I've made some terrible mistakes, in romantic terms anyway, and learned a lot from them, which culminates in the last song on the record, 'There Is Only You'. That's about me getting to this point of finally being comfortable enough to be with one person for the rest of my life. But halfway through recording we took a break and the night I got home was the night she decided she didn't want to be with me anymore. We got back on Friday, and I went back to the studio on the Monday for the next three weeks to finish the album. So it's a weird twist to the tale of this record and I was completely lost in the second half of making the record."

Even though its ten songs had been written by that point, it's nevertheless a record that straddles the gulf between love and loss, the joy of feeling whole and the ache of feeling empty, with pinpoint accuracy. That complex contradiction is something the trio - completed by bassist Jordan Smith and drummer Thomas Heron - infused their first two records, 2009's 'In The Cold Wind We Smile' and hurt following year's 'Scatterbrain', with in abundance, but here it feels more poignant, more fragile, more urgent than ever before, both for the listener and, due to his personal circumstances, Macleod himself.

"It's heightened the intensity of this idea of there being one person in my life who I love and want to be with. This isn't a break-up record but in a way it does sound like it. We wanted it to sound like a romantic rock record, even though it's a sad romance, the romance you can have with nostalgia. It sounds nostalgic even though it wasn't written about a situation that I should have been nostalgic about. I was writing about what was about to happen. It's an odd thing that has happened and I probably shouldn't look too much into it."

But there's much more to 'There Is Only You' than just that heartbroken twist. It's a record that marks the next step in the career of a band which originally started in 2001, when Macleod and Smith were just 13, and who, since Heron joined in 2006, have been crafting a discerning discography designed to last much longer than they will. Combining the wistful nostalgia of that first record with the abrasive raw emotion of their second, 'There Is Only You' is an album of powerful, poignant intent. The band started writing it while still touring 'Scatterbrain', but it was soon after that that the idea for the record started to form.
"At the very end of touring Scatterbrain," explains Macleod, "I had to take three months out because I perforated my eardrum. I was deaf with incredibly loud tinnitus for about two and a half months. It was terrifying. But in that time I started studying classic rock records, or what's deemed as classic. So I was looking at 'Damn The Torpedoes' by Tom Petty, 'Born To Run', and 'Tim' by The Replacements, and it just so happened that all those were their third records, which tied in with us feeling like we needed to make this life-changing record for ourselves. To me, the Tom Petty influence is pretty obvious on a few of the tracks, in terms of songwriting. He says so much by saying so little, and I wanted to try to do that, and really showcase our songwriting talents more than anything else. We love pop music, so we all really wanted to make this big pop record that actually put heart and emotion back into pop music because we think it's lacking severely."

They certainly succeeded. From the tentative, fragile instrumental intro that prefaces the dramatic, urgent surge of first song proper 'Live Like This' - a track confronting Macleod's then-recent experiences with anxiety - through to the now-tormented finale of the title track, 'There Is Only You' - - is an album that's earnest and accomplished, young and old, enthusiastic and tired, jaded and sad but also full of the love and happiness that was flowing through Macleod's blood when he first wrote the songs. And then there's the unintentional lament of that final title track, a tragic, slow-burning, piano-laced elegy which ruptures into an overwhelming outpouring of physical and emotional anguish and joy, all existing simultaneously as Macleod repeatedly shouts out the title for the whole world to hear.

"That last song should have been triumphant," says Macleod. "It should have been 'The Breakfast Club' fist in the air. That's what it was meant to be, and now there's a real sadness to it for me. However, I’m happy to scream out 'There is only you', because I believe in those words and the sentiment behind them. If my lasting memory of her is me on a stage, singing that, I think that's a pretty beautiful way to remember someone."

While that song, and the album as a whole, was born out of an incredibly personal situation, its reach extends far beyond its origins. In fact, it's a phrase taken from Ernest Hemingway, which Macleod then applied to his own art and life, given new life and meaning, which is exactly what he hopes people will do with this record when they hear it.
"The line 'There Is Only You' is from 'The Old Man and the Sea'," Macleod explains. "It really struck me in terms of what I was writing about and experiencing at the time, that feeling of worry at the idea I might actually be happy, content and in love. 'There Is Only You', to me, means this one individual who I care for so greatly and is my world, and on the other hand 'There Is Only You' means there is only 'I'. I'm the only one that can rectify my mistakes and learn to love and to be loved. We want 'There Is Only You' to be universal, for others to find meaning in it. Whether it be about love, religion, parents, yourself, your pet, friends, 'There Is Only You' is about one thing or entity that you are able to put everything into, your love, trust, faith, belief, heart and soul. 'There Is Only You' is your everything." He laughs. "There might be something in that. Who knows!?"

Track listings for ‘There Is Only You’:
1. 2.12.12
2. Live Like This
3. Shaking In The Water
4. Kick It
5. I Don't Care
6. Kevin Costner
7. Teenage Lust
8. Pop Song
9. Kids On Drugs
10. She
11. There Is Only You

 Roam Go Tour Crazy.

RoamThursday 7th August 2014
Having just announced that they’ll be supporting Me Vs Hero around the UK in September, British pop-punkers ROAM are also heading out on a near-month-long stint around mainland Europe and the UK throughout November supporting Man Overboard on The Heart Attack Tour, alongside Hostage Calm and Front Porch Step (UK only).
ROAM supported Neck Deep on their debut headline tour in January, toured Europe with State Champs and A Loss For Words in May and also opened for Enter Shikari in June before completing a highly successful debut UK headline tour in July. 2014 looks set to see ROAM emerge as real heavyweights in an emerging UK pop punk scene.

To celebrate the tour, Man Overboard have compiled a free sampler featuring all four bands - available HERE.

Catch the band at the following dates (all tickets available here - http://www.musicglue.com/roam):
9th August - Manchester Sound Control (Deadbolt Festival)

As support to Me Vs Hero:
18th September - Bristol Exchange
19th September - Manchester Sound Control
20th September - Leeds Cockpit
21st September - Newcastle 02 Academy2
22nd September - Nottingham Red Rooms
23rd Sepember - Islington 02 Academy2
24th September - Birmingham 02 Academy2
5th October - Middlesbrough Teeside Student Union (Make A Scene Festival)

As support to Man Overboard: (on sale Friday 8th August at 10am):
1st November - Tessloo, Tessenderlo, BE
2nd November - Dynamo Kelder, Eindhoven, NL
3rd November - MTC, Cologne, DE
4th November - Comet, Berlin, DE
5th November - Off Kijów Klub, Krakow, PL
6th November - B72, Vienna, AT
8th November - Live Forum, Milan, IT
9th November - Treibhaus, Luzern, CH
10th November - Juha West, Stuttgart, DE
11th November - Batofar, Paris, FR
13th November - Underworld, London, UK
14th November Scholar Bar, Leicester, UK
15th November - Pinky Swear Festival, NQ Live, Manchester, UK
16th November - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
17th November - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
18th November - Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
19th November - Audio, Glasgow, UK
20th November - Cockpit, Leeds, UK
21st November - Exchange, Bristol, UK
22nd November - East Village Arts Centre Loft, Liverpool, UK
24th November - Fibber Magees, Dublin, IE
25th November - Sub Bar, Belfast, UK

 Chase And Status Unleash New Video.

Chase And StatusThursday 7th August 2014
Chase and Status show no sign of slowing down in 2014. Fresh from headlining sold out headline shows at Lovebox and Global Gathering last month, the London based duo announce their new single will be festival favourite ‘International’. The track gets its worldwide radio premiere tonight on Radio 1, as Zane Lowe’s Future Exclusive. The video, which features Will, Saul, MC Rage, Andy Gangadeen and legendary Jamaican reggae artist Cutty Ranks and is directed by the talented young director Taichi Kimura, premieres at Complex and can be viewed HERE.

International is the fifth single to be taken from Chase & Status’ incredible #2 charting, third studio album Brand New Machine. Although he rarely agrees to a remix, US fellow bass heavyweight Skrillex provides one of the two killer remixes of International alongside that of Dimension. Fans will be invited to re-tweet the video link and hashtag #chaseandstatusinternational which will unlock a free download of the incredible Dimension remix once a certain number of retweets has been achieved. The Dimension remix will also premiere at radio tonight on Zane Lowe’s show as part of the Future Exclusive.

Chase and Status, along with their critically acclaimed live band featuring MC Rage and Andy Gangadeen, ended 2013 with a headline arena tour of the UK culminating in a sold out show at London’s o2 Arena and spent early 2014 touring Australia with Future Music Festival. This Summer has already seen the band headline Global Gathering and London’s Lovebox Festivals, both to a riotous, packed out crowd of thousands. Still to come this Summer are performances at Boardmasters, V and Bestival, Lollapalooza and their weekly residency at Together @ Amnesia which sees the guys DJ at the legendary Ibiza super club every Tuesday night, the first bass music artists with a residency on the white isle. All dates can be found on their website.

Brand New Machine features vocals from a raft of new and upcoming British talent including Louis M^ttrs on Lost & Not Found, MTA signing Moko on the Top 5 festival favourite Count On Me, Jacob Banks on third single Alive and Ed Thomas on BLK&BLU. The duo, Saul Milton (Chase) and Will Kennard (Status) are extremely passionate about finding and nurturing new artists. They have their own label MTA Records, home to Nero, Moko, Kove, Ben Pearce and more. Kennard is also part of a team set to open the East London Academy of Music, in September 2014.

 Man Overboard Announce UK Tour.

Man OverboardThursday 7th August 2014
Man Overboard, in conjunction with Punktastic, Glamour Kills and Lost Tape Collective are thoroughly excited to announce the European and UK stretch of The Heart Attack Tour. The lineup features support from Hostage Calm, Front Porch Step (UK and Ireland only) and Roam. The tour begins November 1st in Belgium and wraps up November 25th in Northern Ireland. Man Overboard released their third full-length album, Heart Attack via Rise Records & Lost Tape Collective in 2013.

Justin from Man Overboard had this to say; "The Heart Attack Tour in America was a blast so we will be bringing in to Europe and the UK this fall with a sweet lineup including our old friends Hostage Calm and our new friends in Front Porch Step and Roam. We will be visiting some of our old favorite cities as well as playing a few places for the very first time! Stay in tune with our social networks as we'll be posting a song voting poll and all kinds of other rad things!"

Get a free 11 song sampler featuring all four bands HERE

Man Overboard has also been teasing NEW music HERE

MAN OVERBOARD / HOSTAGE CALM / FRONT PORCH STEP/ ROAM
Thu 13 Nov Underworld, London
Fri 14 Nov Scholar Bar, Leicester
Sat 15 Nov Pinky Swear Festival, NQ Live, Manchester
Sun 16 Nov Slade Rooms Wolverhampton
Mon 17 Nov Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Tues 18 Nov Think Tank, Newcastle
Wed 19 Nov Audio, Glasgow
Thu 20 Nov Cockpit, Leeds
Fri 21 Nov Exchange, Bristol
Sat 22 Nov East Village Arts Centre Loft, Liverpool
Mon 24 Nov Fibber Magees, Dublin Ireland
Tue 25 Nov Sub Bar, Belfast Ireland

 Devil Sold His Sole To Release New EP And Play One Off London Show.

Devil Sold His SoleThursday 7th August 2014
Progressive-metallers, DEVIL SOLD HIS SOUL, have just announced the details of new material, which fans have eagerly been awaiting for. They are set to release a 5-track EP, ‘Belong + Betray’, which will be their first release through their new home at Basick Records and also the first new material with recently appointed vocalist, Paul Green at the helm.

Paul can’t wait for fans to hear their new material, “I'm absolutely stoked to get this record out there. Each song on this record is a huge part of me & something I'm immensely proud to put out. The band itself has been through a massive transition period since I joined last April and this represents a journey for us all. It's been a tough time but hopefully the start of something great.” - Paul Green (Vocals)

‘Belong + Betray’ is set for release on November 17th 2014. The tracklisting is as follows:
Devastator
Time
Unveiled
#
Alive
The EP will be available as a Digital Download & 10" Vinyl with CD included. If Vinyl is bought through the Basick Store there will be a free Digital Download included.

It was recorded, mixed and produced by the bands (multi-talented) guitarist, Jonny Renshaw at Bandit Studios, Tetbury.

One of the founding members of the band Rick gave his thoughts on what they have created, “We are extremely proud of this record and can not wait to continue this new chapter of Devil Sold His Soul. 'Belong + Betray' is our first proper release with Paul Green on vocals and we feel it encapsulates exactly who we are as a band at the moment. We have really developed and broadened our sound on this record and we can not wait for people to hear these songs. We still have so much more we want to achieve and hopefully this will be the start of it all.” - Rick Chapple (Guitar)

The band will also be performing a one-off show at The Underworld in Camden, London to showcase some of their new material in advance of the release on Friday 3rd October to give fans a chance to hear some new tracks!

“Playing at The Underworld has always been something we have looked forward to over the years. To be there and playing these new tracks is going to be awesome!”- Jonny Renshaw (Guitar)

“We're really looking forward to the show at the underworld - one of our favourite venues to play. Can't wait to play these songs to people!” Jozef Norocky (Bass)

Tickets will be available at 9AM on Friday 8th August – Head over to The Underworld for tickets!

 Sleepwave Reveal New Video.

SleepwaveThursday 7th August 2014
Sleepwave is the new band from former Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring band mate Stephen Bowman. The band proudly shares a new video for their track "Through The Looking Glass" that fans can watch here: http://youtu.be/BYT_qBIwcpw.

Sleepwave will release their debut album Broken Compass on September 16 on Epitaph Records. Broken Compass delivers the dirty dark side of electronica through the lens of classic song structure and melody. Sleepwave is a cocktail of Muse, Soundgarden, Deftones, Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins, with echoes of the ‘90s alt-rock radio dial. "We wear our influences on our sleeve, but we’ve put it together and approached all of it in a way that’s fresh and unique," says Spencer Chamberlain. The band worked with producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, Paramore) to create an album of intense anthemic rock.

With Chamberlain at the helm, Underoath became a major force in the post-hardcore scene, with two gold albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and crossover success unusual for bands in the scene. Now come Sleepwave with their debut album Broken Compass, the next step in the evolution of Spencer Chamberlain. With an even more melodic, accessible sound, sacrificing none of the intense songwriting that garnered Underoath and a massive following,

Sleepwave begins their tour with Nothing More TODAY in Kansas City, MO with full dates listed below. Fans are invited to pre-order Broken Compass by visiting: sleepwave.merchline.com.

TOUR DATES

Thu/Aug-07 Grand Rapids, MI The Stache @ The Intersection
Fri/Aug-08 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Sat/Aug-09 Birch Run, MI Dirt Fest 2014
Mon/Aug-11 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
Tue/Aug-12 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon
Wed/Aug-13 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
Fri/Aug-15 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Theater
Sat/Aug-16 Portland, ME Port City
Mon/Aug-18 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Tue/Aug-19 Charlotte, NC Amos Southend
Wed/Aug-20 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Hell
Fri/Aug-22 Nashville, TN The End
Sat/Aug-23 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
Sun/Aug-24 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
Tue/Aug-26 Little Rock, AR Juanitias
Wed/Aug-27 Dallas, TX Trees
Fri/Aug-29 Houston, TX Scout Bar
Sat/Aug-30 San Antonio, TX Sam's Burger Joint
Tue/Sep-02 Tucson, AZ The Rock
Wed/Sep-03 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Fri/Sep-05 Denver, CO Marquis
Sat/Sep-06 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
Tue/Sep-09 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Wed/Sep-10 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Thu/Sep-11 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Fri/Sep-12 Portland, OR Dantes
Sat/Sep-13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

Mon/Sep-15 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction (Sleepwave Record Release Show)
Tues/Sep-16 Phoenix, AZ Joe's Grotto
Thurs/Sep-18 Austin, TX Red 7
Sat/Sept 20 Pensacola, FL Handlebar

Aug 5 – Sep 13 with Nothing More
Sep 15 – Sept 20 Sleepwave headline shows

 Glamour Of The Kill Smash Kickstarter Taget.

Glamour Of The KillThursday 7th August 2014
After only announcing on Sunday night this week that they would leave their record label and management to begin their future under their own terms, the support that GOTK have already received has been nothing short of jaw-dropping. Within 72 hours (of a 37 day target!) Glamour of the Kill have already received their minimum goal to make 'After Hours' a reality. Recording of 'After Hours' is now underway and can be expected to be released later this year worldwide.

There is still time for fans to find out more about this project and become part of the next chapter of GOTK here: http://tinyurl.com/gotkafterhours

 Jukka Nevalainen To Sit Out Recording Sessions.

NightwishThursday 7th August 2014
Jukka Nevalainen, drummer for the Finland-based symphonic metal act NIGHTWISH, has just announced that he’ll be sitting out on the recording sessions to the band’s new studio album and announces his replacement in the following statement, which can also be viewed on the official NIGHTWISH YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W7TJcuuYgQ.:

“How to begin telling something that you wouldn’t want to have to tell, although you know that the decision you made is the only (at least the only right) one you could make at the moment? I face this dilemma now, and will do my best to find the right words.

“For a number of years, I have suffered from occasional but very difficult insomnia, something that has been my unwanted companion during many of our tours, too. I’ve done my best to try to control it or at least to cope with it. Still, we don’t even really know why we need sleep, so unfortunately there’s not much information available on why some of us suffer from sleeplessness. There is no 100% cure for the problem.

“During the last month, it has become evident for me that due to my insomnia, I can’t fulfill my duties as a musician in the way that I’d want and with the precision that the music deserves. Thus I have decided to step aside from my duties as the drummer of NIGHTWISH during the recording of the forthcoming album and the subsequent tour. I will still be involved in managing the day-to-day affairs of the band, but the dearest and the most important thing, playing, is, for the time being, not possible. Time will tell what the future holds.

“On a personal level, my decision obviously feels indescribably sad. Fortunately, looking at it with some distance, it is ‘just’ part of the constant, inevitable ebb and flow of life. The sad things are part of it as well as the beautiful, unforgettable experiences and adventures that I’ve already had the pleasure to experience in spades. Surely, there will still be many adventures ahead, too.

“My good friend Kai Hahto [WINTERSUN, SWALLOW THE SUN, TREES OF ETERNITY] will play drums on the forthcoming album. I’m extremely grateful that he didn’t hesitate for a minute when he decided to help us in this challenging situation. What comes to touring, everything is still open, but we will let you know as soon possible what the line-up will be.

“If beginning this was hard, so is ending it. So maybe I will just quote something fitting: 'You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.' ? Eckhart Tolle

“Best regards, Jukka Nevalainen”

Recordings of the new NIGHTWISH material are slated begin this summer. Band members have already spent time in the wilderness of Hattula, Finland working on new song demos with producer Tero “TeeCee” Kinnumen. The band’s as-yet-untitled eighth studio album will be the first to feature new Dutch vocalist Floor Jansen, who has toured with the band since October 2012.

 Gus G Releases New Video.

Gus GWednesday 6th August 2014
OZZY OSBOURNE / FIREWIND guitarist GUS G. continues to promote his solo debut “I Am The Fire”, which was released in March via Century Media Records, and has therefore released a new video for the album track "Blame It On Me", which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCcB3VSWK1A&feature=youtu.be

Most recently, GUS G. has also launched high-quality guitar tutorial videos as follows:
"Long Way Down": http://youtu.be/ZNEBlD53N64
“I Am The Fire”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajmKH9iJejQ

A short video re-cap (courtesy of Blackstar) of the recently finished European tour together with Marty Friedman can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEx30O3PVb8

GUS G. handles all guitar, bass and keyboards on “I Am The Fire” and is joined by a roster of friends and guests that helped bring his vision to fruition: drummers Jeff Friedl (A PERFECT CIRCLE, PUSCIFER, DEVO) and Daniel Erlandsson (ARCH ENEMY), bassists David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Marty O'Brien (TOMMY LEE, WE ARE THE FALLEN), and vocalists Mats Leven (CANDLEMASS, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/THERION), Blake Allison (DEVOUR THE DAY), Michael Starr (STEEL PANTHER), Alexia Rodriguez (EYES SET TO KILL), Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY), Jacob Bunton (ADLER) and Jeff Scott Soto (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, ex-JOURNEY). The album showcases a well-balanced mix of active rock, classic hard rock, traditional metal and guitar-driven instrumentals, taking listeners on a diverse journey through GUS G.'s soulful playing.

For another preview of I Am The Fire, be sure to check out the following videos:
“I Am The Fire (Feat. Devour The Day)” video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sddPOg1Bb8
“My Will Be Done (Feat. Mats Levén)” video clip: http://youtu.be/rPqtMMGJAO4
“I Am The Fire” album EPK: http://youtu.be/zJd38EoTLkA
“I Am The Fire” album track-by-track: http://youtu.be/_RGOPMh5lVY

GUS G.’s “I Am The Fire” album can purchased as from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/gusg

 Rob Lynch Releases New Single 'Whiskey'.

Rob LynchWednesday 6th August 2014
Singer/songwriter Rob Lynch has announced his next single ‘Whiskey’ which is streaming now here. The track is taken from his forthcoming debut album ‘All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul’ which will be released through Xtra Mile Recordings on 22nd September.

“This is a song about a night my father and I had together where we drank too much whiskey and played each other our favourite songs,” Rob says of the emotional track. “He died when I was 21, and when I first went to visit him in hospital, I was walking down the corridor towards his ward and I could hear him telling the other patients around him the story about that night we had.”

Always one to focus on the positives, Rob’s debut album is full of potential singalong favourites, despite its often-weighty and emotionally driven content. He’s recently been inciting such singalongs on the whole of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and will follow this rigorous bout of touring up with a full UK and European tour throughout September and October, including a special free entry show on the date the album’s released in his adopted hometown of London. Rob has also just been announced to play Hevy Fest on the acoustic stage as part of their pre-festival Thursday night line-up.

LIVE DATES:
14 Aug Hevy Fest, Port Lympne
HEADLINE TOUR:
Tickets: http://www.musicglue.com/roblynch/
09 Sep Cambridge, The Portland Arms
10 Sep Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
11 Sep Liverpool, Maguire's Pizza Bar
14 Sep Bristol, The Old Bookshop
15 Sep Plymouth, Tiki Bar & Diner - No Presale
21 Sep Kingston, Banquet Records - Instore
22 Sep London, The Monarch - Free Entry
24 Sep Cardiff, Undertone
25 Sep Stoke, Sugarmill
26 Sep Derby, Victoria Inn
27 Sep Dundee, Kage - No pre-sale
28 Sep Glasgow, King Tuts Bar Free Entry
30 Sep Newcastle, Think Tank
01 Oct Leeds, Cockpit 3
02 Oct Manchester, Gullivers
03 Oct Guildford, The Boileroom
04 Oct Brighton, The Hope

 



 Stream Bloodstock From The Comfort Of You're Home.

BloodstockWednesday 6th August 2014
Tomorrow heralds day one of BLOODSTOCK Festival! However, from Friday 8th August, if you can't make the festival in person, you can watch the show from the comfort of your own home.

Once again, BLOODSTOCK have partnered with live streaming website, Daily Motion to enable those who can't get along to Catton Park this weekend to put their feet up and enjoy three days of metal mayhem from the Ronnie James Dio main stage. You can catch your favourites live at the following link: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12kc97_live-stream-bloodstock-festival-2014_music.

Last year, over 1.2 million viewers from all corners of the world took time out online to watch the live stream, and this year we'd love to break the record!

If you want to come along in person and share the fun with your metal brethren, you can still pick up weekend or single day tickets from the Bloodstock e-store -www.bloodstock.uk.com/shop - which you can collect at the on-site box office on arrival.

For further info on BLOODSTOCK, point your mouse at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Slipknot Are Back.

SlipknotWednesday 6th August 2014
Iowa icons SLIPKNOT release their first new music in six years after premiering 'The Negative One' via their www.slipknot1.com website on Friday. You can pick up 'The Negative One' from iTunes, Amazon and all good digital servicing platforms now. Check out the dark new video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgA7KIwKlOE.

SLIPKNOT are readying their as-yet-untitled fifth studio album for release later this year. The band are set to play Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA the weekend of 25th/26th August, headlining both dates with different sets and a full supporting bill on both days. Pick up details from https://www.knotfest.com. Weekend camping tickets are already sold out, but other tickets are still available. Each ticket transaction that includes an email address will include a bundled digital copy of SLIPKNOT's forthcoming studio album on or shortly after its release date.



 Bryan Adams Announces Acoustic Tour.

Bryan AdamsWednesday 6th August 2014
Live Nation is pleased to present Bryan Adams in a series of very special acoustic performances across the UK this September. The intimate, highly acclaimed "Bare Bones" concerts will be visiting Plymouth, Bristol, Brighton, Southend and Bournemouth and will go on sale at 9am on Friday 8th August from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk

As Canada's best-known ambassador, Bryan Adams has spent the last three decades making music history. He has sold over 65 million records, toured six continents and achieved #1 status in over 40 countries around the world. With hits like, "Cuts Like A Knife", "Summer of '69", "Kids Wanna Rock", "Can't Stop This Thing We've Started", "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You", "Open Road" and most recently "Thought I'd Seen Everything", Adams status as one of the great songwriter's of our time, has been solidified.

He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bryan has been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and Grammy's and his handprint has been added to the Wembley Square of Fame in celebration of his 25th show at the famed stadium. In his home country, Bryan has been recognized at the Juno Awards with the Allan Waters' Humanitarian Award and a week later he received the prestigious Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

Bryan's outstanding live concerts have established him as one of the world's best rock singers, performing over 120 concerts a year.

BRYAN ADAMS
‘BARE BONES’

SEPTEMBER 2014

MONDAY 8 PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
TUESDAY 9 BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
WEDNESDAY 10 BRIGHTON CENTRE
FRIDAY 12 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
SATURDAY 13 BOURNEMOUTH BIC

Tickets go on-sale 9am on 8th August 2014 priced £55.00 / £40.00 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Pulled Apart By Horses Release Acoustic Video.

Pulled Apart By HorsesWednesday 6th August 2014
Leeds quartet Pulled Apart By Horses would like to invite you to drink their ‘Blood’ to celebrate the release of their third album and first ever live acoustic set.

The band have teamed up with the West Yorkshire Revolutions Brewery to concoct their own unique pale ale made with Blood Oranges and Yorkshire Tea. The beer will be available for a limited time at specialist pubs throughout the UK.

Named after their forthcoming record, ‘Blood’ will be launched at The Brudenell Social Club on 29th August 2014, with tickets only available to competition winners who post a photo on Twitter and Instagram of them enjoying their favourite drink with the hashtag #PABHsBlood. The best shots will win a pair of tickets to come to the band's very first acoustic show – over 18’s only.

Guitarist James Brown comments “The idea of people drinking our 'Blood' (not literally) is so exciting for us! It's the kind of thing you talk about a lot but never usually happens, so because this has become a reality we really want to celebrate it!”

The descision to accompany the ale launch with their first ever acoustic show follows a session they did recently whilst in The Netherlands, trying their hand at a fully stripped back set up for the first time.

Watch 'V.E.N.O.M.' acoustic: http://youtu.be/RxB9imOGIwI

Last week the band revealed a new glaringly colourful Dario Argento inspired video for ‘Lizard Baby’, the second single to be taken from ‘Blood’, both set for release on 1st September on their own label Best of the Best through Sony Red.

Watch the video for ‘Lizard Baby’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqeTbdbd-ms

Pulled Apart By Horses play a series of warm up shows across the country, preparing for their main stage Reading & Leeds Festival slots. They will also be playing a string European dates, supported by Dinosaur Pile-UP for Dr. Martens' #STANDFORSOMETHING Tour.

Full live dates are now:

August
5th Secret Location Leeds Fest warm up show w/Twin Atlantic. Details here.
18th Coventry Kasbah
19th Nottingham Bodega
20th Liverpool East Village Arts Club
23rd Reading Festival
24th Leeds Festival
29th Leeds Brudenell Social (Blood ale launch party & acoustic set. Competition winners only)

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

Blood album tracklisting:
1. Hot Squash
2. ADHD in HD
3. Lizard Baby
4. You Want It
5. Hello Men
6. Skull Noir
7. Grim Deal
8. Bag Of Snakes
9. Outahead
10. Medium Rare
11. Weird Weather
12. Golden Monument


 Billy The Kid To Release Fourth Album.

Billy The KidWednesday 6th August 2014
Canadian songwriter Billy the Kid will release her fourth album ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ on 8th September 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings on a worldwide release. It was produced by Frank Turner, who also plays on the record alongside The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell. Tracklisting is below and it can be pre-ordered here -http://bit.ly/1hkNapW. With recent single ‘Back To You’ already receiving plays on Radio 1, 6Music and Amazing Radio, Billy will follow this up with a double A-side single featuring ‘Phone Bills’ and The Quarry’ – set for release on 8th September. You can stream ‘Phone Bills’ now. Billy will also be playing a few shows in the UK in September before heading back for a support run with the one and only Billy Bragg across America and Canada.
Full dates are:
AUGUST
29 Bristol Birdcage, UK
31 Leeds Brudenell, UK
SEPTEMBER
01 Manchester The Castle, UK
03 London Black Heart, UK

SUPPORTING BILLY BRAGG
12 Chicago City Winery, USA
15 Cleveland Music Box Supper Club, USA
17 New York City Winery, USA
18 New York City Winery, USA
19 Riverhead, NY Suffolk Theatre, USA
20 Bellow Falls, VT Bellow Falls Opera House, USA
22 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall, USA
23 Fredericton, NB The Playhouse, Canada
24 Charlottetown, PE PEI Brewing Company, Canada
25 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Canada
27 St John’s, ND Cochrane United Church, Canada

Billy says of ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’, “I definitely took Frank's lead as far as how to approach the recording process. Eventually it became apparent that we were a pretty good team but he came up with the concept of recording ‘live off the floor’ which I think contributed a lot to the finished product… I just think it sounds badass.” It is badass. Billy’s voice is immediately introduced on album opener ‘Phone Bills’, while Nigel’s ricocheting drums hesitate, roll and jump ahead of her, then everything collides in synchronicity. ‘The Quarry’’s sublime picking leads into evocative lines about fleeing an unnamed town, the stumbling drums playing the part of unknown pursuers’ rapidly gaining footsteps.

All of Billy’s previous DIY-driven projects were crafted with the aid of money garnered from crowd sourcing campaigns. Fans have also helped her tour Europe, become her penpal for a year in exchange for album funding, and even helped her get home when stranded in London with no money. With no flight back home and no way of working she decided to launch a pre-order campaign for a children’s book and with all of the interest she garnered from this, Billy managed to save enough money for the flight required. It’s this innovative thinking and dedication to her talents that have not only kept fans on board, but enabled her to keep everything on track, even during the toughest times. A recent month-long European tour with Chuck Ragan and Northcote was almost entirely paid for with 10 days’ worth of incredible, unique paintings which were sold to the highest bidders - all whilst Billy was convalescing from a serious ankle injury. Billy says of all these fan-fuelled experiences, that she “made some very important friendships that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

Tracklisting:
1. Phone Bills
2. Riverbank
3. The Satellites + I
4. Science
5. The Quarry
6. This Sure As Hell Ain’t My Life
7. Chelsea Rose
8. Back To You
9. Virginia
10. Lord Let Me
11. Thoroughfare
12. Walkin’ Around Hotel Blues
13. Young + On Fire

 You Me At Six Release New Video.

You Me At SixWednesday 6th August 2014
YOU ME AT SIX have announced that their next single in the UK will be the huge rock anthem Room To Breathe. The video for the track premiered on VEVO in the UK and can be viewed here. The video was shot across 48 shows around the world and was directed by Tom Welsh. Room To Breathe is the fourth single to be taken from Cavalier Youth, the band’s fourth album and most successful yet. Cavalier Youth stormed to the top of the UK charts upon release and debuted at #1. It has since been certified Silver, and is quickly approaching Gold.

Room To Breathe impacts on 1st September. The track follows previous singles Lived A Lie, Fresh Start Fever and Cold Night and premieres ahead of their main stage appearance at Reading and Leeds Festivals next month. Room To Breathe has picked up a phenomenal amount of support in the US, where it is top 10 at Active Rock Radio, and consistently selling thousands a week. The British five-piece are heading back Stateside in September for a headline tour that is almost sold out. The same month, they also have a run of dates in Australia and South East Asia. This year alone, they are set to play to over 1/2 million people.

Cavalier Youth was recorded in LA and produced by Neil Avron (Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park). Avron encouraged them to broaden and stretch their musical horizons - and the band display next-level musicianship on the #1 record. Cavalier Youth shows off the band’s new confidence and excitement, and has lead them to arenas, to fulfilling their dream of playing high up the bill at Reading and Leeds, to having a smash hit single, and to breaking America.


 Blues Pills Announce UK Tour.

Blues PillsWednesday 6th August 2014
It is with great pleasure to announce that the magical self-titled debut album by up and coming multicultural soulful blues rockers BLUES PILLS has entered the German Media Control Charts at position #4 marking the first newcomer band signed to Nuclear Blast to crack the top ten in Germany!

Furthermore they could reach position #2 on the charts of German biggest media store "Media Markt". They were in the top 20 in the Austrian Chart and charted at #68 in the UK National Album Charts selling 1,561 - 20% of that vinyl. No easy feat considering they aren't due to fully tour the UK until this Autumn.

Commented the band: "BAAAM!! Toping the Chaaarts! We are so happy to say our album charted at #4 in Germany. We simply don't know what to say, words can't even express how we feel. Thank you for the love and support Germany! We love you back <3"

Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger adds: "I knew they were on to something really big when I first heard BLUES PILLS back in October 2012. It made me shiver, it was pure magic. The authenticity they've got, the power they transport and said magic they create can't be put in words. It's pretty much the most beautiful and timeless music - it touches you. We at Nuclear Blast are extremely proud that both the band's and our hard work has paid off! From here on to the stars - BLUES PILLS ARE HERE TO STAY!"

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

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

Tickets are on sale now:
Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
10th November 2014 – Bristol – The Exchange
11th November – Birmingham – The Oobleck
12th November - Manchester – Star and Garter
14th November – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
16th November – Glasgow – Audio
18th November – The Dome – London

 August Burns Red Sign To Fearless Records.

August Burns RedWednesday 6 th August 2014
We are all extremely excited to be a part of the Fearless family. Fearless has done an amazing job building a community within the label as well as a bunch of our friends bands and careers. We can't wait to see what they can do with ABR. I am about 5 songs deep into writing the new record and I feel like it's some of the most creative and heavy stuff we have ever written. 2015 is gonna be a great year for August Burns Red! See you on the road!" - JB Brubaker, Guitarist.

Fearless Records president, Chris Foitle said, "Our team could not be happier with ABR's decision to join Fearless. We've watched this band continue to raise the bar with each release, solidifying themselves as one of the most relevant and influential bands in the scene. Their songwriting, work ethic, and attitude are the perfect fit for Fearless, and we're looking forward to a very bright future with them."

August Burns Red playing a killer set at Wacken last weekend!

Last weekend August Burns Red kicked off their European Summer Tour at Wacken, Germany to which they received a huge response! The band will go into the studio later this year to record their 6th studio album, to release in 2015.

Since their formation in 2003, the local upstart from Lancaster, PA has evolved into one of the biggest names worldwide in the modern metal scene, continually growing and connecting fiercely with a colossal legion of fans. August Burns Red have spent years skilfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound with empowering lyrical content, whilst showcasing a rich surplus of inventive guitar riffs, blistering solos, and dynamic drumming.
With a solid collection of 5 previous albums, Thrill Seeker (2005), Messengers (2007), Constellations (2009), Leveler (2011), the band's latest release Rescue & Restore (2013) rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts - debuting at #9 on the Billboard Top 200. The road to the top has seen the band on stages across the globe alongside the likes of Underoath, A Day To Remember, Lamb Of God, Bring Me The Horizon, from South America, to Australia, Japan, and Russia, and headlining the Vans Warped Tour 2013.

AUGUST BURNS RED - TOUR DATES

EURO SUMMER TOUR 2014
Aug 2 - Wacken, Germany @ Wacken Open Air
Aug 4 - Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
Aug 5 - Salzburg, Austria @ Rockhouse Bar
Aug 6 - Tolmin, Slovenia @ Punk Rock Holiday
Aug 8 - Pori, Finland @ Porisphere
Aug 9 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault
Aug 10 - Lucerne, Switzerland @ Konzerthaus Schuur
Aug 11 - Lyss, Switzerland @ Kulturfabrik KUFA
Aug 12 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground
Aug 13 - Luxemborg City, Luxemborg @ Den Atelier
Aug 14 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
Aug 15 - Dinkelsbühl, Germany @ Summerbreeze Festival
Aug 16 - Hamburg, Germany @ Elbriot
Aug 17 - Herford, Germany @ X RockFest

 Incite Announce UK Dates And New Album.

InciteWednesday 6th August 2014
INCITE, the Phoenix-based metal outfit fronted by Richie Cavalera, are set to return to the UK in October opening for Chimaira. Full dates detailed below.

INCITE are readying their new studio album, 'Up In Hell' for a 1st September release via minusHEAD Records (sleeve artwork attached). The album was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by super producer Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Hatebreed, Parkway Drive). Check out the title track at the following Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/incite-band/up-in-hell

Comments Richie about the title track; "'Up In Hell’ is brutal, aggressive – and in my opinion – exactly what metal music needs right now. It's a song that a lot of people can relate to. The world is getting worse and so are people. It’s turning into a living hell. The track itself is very heavy and gets the pit going and we feed off that live.”
The UK tour dates line up as follows. Tickets are available from https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk and https://www.ents24.com.

Mon 20th Oct - SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Tue 21st Oct - LONDON Underworld
Wed 22nd Oct - BRISTOL Fleece
Thu 23rd Oct - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Fri 24th Oct - MANCHESTER Sound Control
Sat 25th Oct - GLASGOW Ivory Blacks
Sun 26th Oct - NEWCASTLE The Cluny
Mon 27th Oct - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms

 Bastille To Release New Single.

BastilleWednesday 6 th August 2014
On September 8th London quartet Bastille release the final single from their worldwide best-selling debut album Bad Blood. Entitled ‘Oblivion’, the song is a beautifully simple stripped back composition. Led by a haunting piano melody overlaid with Dan’s emotive vocals, the track progresses to unveil ghostly harmonies and distorted 808 beats as it builds towards a stunning cello-led outro. Representing a moment of introspection within the album - as the song's protagonist reflects on hedonism with a passed-out friend - "Oblivion" marks contrast to the rhythm-led sounds of tracks like Pompeii, Flaws and Bad Blood.

The cinematic video for the track stars luminary actress Sophie Turner who plays Sansa Stark, one of the principle characters in the HBO global phenomenon TV Series Game of Thrones.

Directed by Austin Peters, who also helmed the videos for Flaws and Laura Palmer, the narrative is the final denouement in a series of short stories encapsulated across the rest of the band’s "Bad Blood" videos. In fact, if fans look closely, they may recognize the jacket worn by Sophie having featured in both Bad Blood and Flaws.

2014 continues to be a landmark year for Bastille. Earlier this month single Pompeii was named the most streamed song ever in the UK and in the U.S it was declared the biggest selling rock song of the year with over 2.5 million sales. Album Bad Blood has been certified the biggest selling rock album in the U.S this year with nearly 1 million sales whilst worldwide sales have reached an incredible 3 million.

Having already sold out two consecutive headline tours in the US, the band have just announced their third North American tour which will see them play 23 mini-arena dates throughout the autumn. In the UK and Europe they’ve played prolific slots to huge crowds at many of this summer’s festivals and they will appear at Boardmasters and V festival in August for their final UK shows this year.

 Superheaven Re-release 'Jar'.

superhavenWednesday 6th August 2014
SideOneDummy Records are excited to announce the signing of Doylestown, PA alternative rock band Superheaven. The band will head to Studio 4 in Philadelphia this October with longtime friend and producer Will Yip (Title Fight, La Dispute, Balance and Composure) to work on their second full length and SideOneDummy debut, due spring 2015.
Before that, Run For Cover Records will re-release the bands debut LP Jar in the U.S. and SideOneDummy will do the same in Europe, releasing “Life In A Jar” as a single on September 1st (check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRdK9S3Mpdw) and the full length on September 22nd, just before they embark on their first European headline tour with Nai Harvest in support.

You can Pre-Order Jar here: http://bnqt.co/SD15572

“We're excited to have signed to SideOneDummy because it's something different for us. We just felt like it was the right move,” explains singer/guitarist Taylor Madison. “Try out something new and see what happens. The team at the label couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, so we really look forward to working with them.”

Combined with relentless touring across the U.S. and Europe since the band first formed in 2007, Superheaven have spent the last five years honing their dread and despair across four EPs and an impressive debut LP, Jar.

Each release showcases their talent for writing both intricately heavy and delicately emotional songs, a pattern that will most certainly continue with power producer Will Yip behind the board again for their highly anticipated follow up. Taylor adds, “I think we found our comfort zone with Jar and now that we’re comfortable, we’re trying to go just outside that. Plenty of people will say it’s too much this or too much that but they’ll say that no matter what we put out.”

Catch the band on tour this September at one of the following shows:

5th London, Old Blue Last
6th Leeds, Brudenell Games Room
7th Birmingham, The Flapper
8th Bristol, The Exchange
9th Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
10th Paris, France, La Mecanique Ondulatoire
11th Cologne, Germany, Underground
12th Eindhoven, Netherlands, Kafee Aloys
13th Muenster, Germany, Cafe Lorenz
14th Hamburg, Germany, Rote Flora
15th Hannover, Germany, Bei Chez Heinz
16th Berlin, Germany, Cassiopeia
17th Dessau, Germany, Beat Club
19th Luzern, Switzerland, Treibhaus Luzern
20th Stuttgart, Germany, Juha West
21st Frankfurt, Germany, 11er
22nd Antwerp, Belgium, J H Kavka
24th Southampton, The Joiners
25th Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
26th Derby, Victoria Inn
27th Glasgow, Stereo
28th Manchester, Star and Garter
29th Kingston Upon-Thames, Fighting Cocks

 Capture The Crown Stream New Album.

Capture The CrownWednesday 6th August 2014
Australian metalcore band Capture the Crown have this week released their new album, ‘Reign of Terror’ via Artery Recordings.

In the weeks leading up to release the band unveiled various snippets from the album including the lyric video for ‘I Hate You’ which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CYo6axt5dY

The BBC Radio 1 Rock Show also gave fans another taster of the album with the worldwide exclusive 'Firestarter'.

For more on Capture the Crown, visit their Facebook or stream the full album here - Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL5U0oc

 X Japan Sell Out Madison Square Garden In Hours.

X JapanTuesday 5th August 2014
Just days after announcing the on-sale date for the highly anticipated US return of renowned rock icons

X JAPAN, band co-founder and leader YOSHIKI has revealed that he is preparing another big announcement via a twitter Q & A. Set to take place at 11am UK time on August 6th via his official @YoshikiOfiicial account, YOSHIKI will answer questions from fans using the hashtag #AskYoshiki, before announcing some big news.

Tickets for the New York Comic Con sponsored concert, which takes place October 11th at Madison Square Garden, went on sale last Friday. An hour later the GA floor tickets were sold out. The remaining tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com/XJapan-tickets/artist/723909

Since their debut at Rockefeller Center press conference in New York on August 24th 1992, X JAPAN’s explosive live show has captivated a worldwide audience. The band has had a notoriously tumultuous career, which includes the loss of two of its five founding members to tragic death and breakups. Despite its hardships, the band has steadfastly maintained the X JAPAN vision and brought themselves together to perform this October where their U.S. story started, in New York City.

This performance will no doubt be a historical event. The band will be performing both fan favorites and previously unreleased music from their decades of recordings. The concert trailer for X Japan Madison Square Garden can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/qI-zQehlQaI

With worldwide sales of over 30-million, X JAPAN has headlined a staggering 18 sold out shows at the 55,000-capacity Tokyo Dome known for historic concerts by Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi.

In line with October’s Madison Square Garden concert, YOSHIKI and X JAPAN will appear at New York Comic Con, where YOSHIKI will participate in a panel with Marvel Comics founder STAN LEE and discuss the pair’s collaborations, including the comic based on YOSHIKI, ‘Blood Red Dragon’.

 The Defiled Announce Alt-Fest Replacement Show.

DefiledTuesday 5th August 2014
After the sudden cancellation of ALT-FEST, which was set to take place August 15th – 17th, THE DEFILED have announced a last minute replacement show down the road in Corby.

The band will headline at the Zombie Hut on Friday 15th August, bringing with them special guests MY RUIN who were also set to play the cancelled festival.

“We were excited to play Alt-Fest and disappointed to learn it had been cancelled” says The AvD. “Stitch had already booked his flight, and we know there’s a bunch of fans who were looking forward to seeing us, so we tried to find a show to replace it. The fact that a venue called The Zombie Hut came through and that we can bring My Ruin with us means all is not lost – so come down and let’s have some fucking FUN!”

Tickets for the show are available at http://wegottickets.com/thezombiehut

The band recently released the video for latest single ‘Infected’, which you can view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJtQFtKp47k

THE DEFILED return to the UK for a full headline tour with special guests AVATAR in November/December:

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

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

 Fearless Vampire Killers Release New Single And Announce Halloween Headline show.

Fearless Vampire KillersMonday 4th August 2014
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS have just released the debut single from their forthcoming record, entitled 'Neon In The Dance Halls' via the bands own label 'Goremount Records' - to purchase click here for links to itunes / amazon.The song features guest vocals and an appearance in the video from William Control, who also recorded and produced the bands next album.

Kier (vocals/guitar) comments; "As soon as we wrote this song we knew it needed to be the first single from this album... it just encompassed everything that we wanted to achieve. It's Melodic but ballsy. Heavy but also has a sense of fun... the album is designed to take you on a journey and I think this song is a mini-one!"

The video for the single has already gained over 15,000 views in just over a week - check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ8Si0BK_ks
The video has received much adulation including a network exclusive on Playstation's 'VidZone' and a highlighted feature on Vevo.

Kier continues;
"We're really excited about this video as it was certainly our most ambitious yet! We sourced an old chapel in Southampton that also happened to be a dance hall. Within this setting a rather twisted love story unfolds between an innocent girl and a rather handsome Vampire... we've been sure to give it an unconventionl twist though."

But this isn't the only trick up the bands sleeve - whilst working on the finishing touches to their next record, the band also built and launched their own Social Network - 'Obsidian Bond' and have been heralded as pioneers of a new model for bands to follow in a feature about the platform in Music Week.

Over 300 fans have already subscribed to receive unlimited and exclusive content, including one track a week from their forthcoming album that can be streamed in its entirety for one week. The users also get access to exclusive video content, new lyrics and guitar tabs, podcasts and updates from the band themselves and also a chance to earn an FVK currency to utilise on the platform, to climb up the ranks within the platform, and earn rewards and more exclusive material/experiences.

The band are also performing at their Halloween headline show at The Dome in Tufnell Park on November 1st.

This is already over halfway to sold out, 3 months in advance of the show! There is going to be a huge amount of special performance’s including magicians, dancers and also some special surprise's in store for the most active users on the Obsidian Bond! It’s not called ‘The Cabaret Of The Damned’ for nothing!

 New Model Army Announce New Album.

New Model ArmyMonday 4th August 2014
Entitled 'Between Wine and Blood", the album is both a brand new studio mini-album of 6 new songs and an 11 track live album recorded on the band's current "Between Dog and Wolf" tour.

"Between Dog and Wolf", released last September, received some of New Model Army's best ever reviews in their 34 year career and was certainly their fastest selling album in 20 years, charting top 30 in UK and Germany and the major European tour through the end of last year reflected this success. The live album features songs recorded at London, Nottingham, Cambridge, Cologne and Amsterdam.

However part 2 of the Between Dog and Wolf tour planned for the Spring this year had to be postponed until Autumn when drummer Michael Dean was diagnosed with blood clots in his leg and advised not to play shows.

This unexpected time off was used to record 6 brand new songs for a mini studio album to accompany the live tracks. Said Justin:

'When we finished "Between Dog and Wolf" we wanted to keep the momentum going, and with Michael being unwell, the time became available to get back in the studio earlier than planned. Michael was there writing and co-producing whilst he recuperated. The result is an eclectic and immediate-sounding New Model Army mini-album and feels to us like a logical move on from "Between Dog and Wolf's experimentation."

The album was once more mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool) in L.A. Said Justin on working with Joe: "it was a pleasure again - and beginning to feel very much as if Joe's part of the NMA family."

"Between Wine and Blood" will be available as a limited edition double CD hardback book pack, a double vinyl gatefold album and digitally. It will be available to pre-order from Tuesday 15th July. Initial quantities of CD and LP will be signed by the band and available individually, together or as a bundle with a brand new t-shirt featuring Joolz Denby's album artwork.

 Frank Iero Releases New Music Video.

Frank IeroMonday 4th August 2014
FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION, the new project from My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, debuts their fantastic new video today for ‘.weighted.’ – the first video from the band’s upcoming full-length album, stomachaches, due out on Hassle Records on August 25th 2014.

Directed by the Brooklyn, NY-based duo comprised of Brandon LaGanke and John Carlucci known as Ghost + Cow, ‘.weighted.’d” features the Gradyville Growler Gang trying to resurrect their fallen hero. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX1BRd6V6JY

“I’m so excited for people to see this video we made,” said Iero. “When I first wrote out the treatment/concept, I knew it had to be John Carlucci and Brandon LaGanke in the director’s chair and my friend Tate Steinsiek on special effects. No one else could have made my dreams a reality like they did. I needed incredibly talented, sick-in-the-head individuals who didn't mind working 32 hours a day to make this all happen. And I must say I am forever indebted to their beautifully deranged spirits.”

Recorded in studios located in and out of his New Jersey home, stomachaches is the debut solo album from frnkiero andthe cellabration and features Iero playing everything on the album save for drums, which were manned by former MCR touring drummer Jarrod Alexander. Produced by Iero and mixed by Ed Rose, the album is a rocket ride of styles, attitudes and emotions, at times conciliatory and resigned, contradictory and caustic. The sonic and emotional arcs the album’s 12 tracks cover create a curious lattice of basement-show punk fury, frayed nerve endings and quiet singer-songwriter desperation.

Stomachaches will be available at physical and digital retail outlets on August 25, 2014.

 Bloodstock Announces Signing Tent Details.

Bloodstock Open AirMonday 4th August 2014
It’s BLOODSTOCK week and the site build is almost done (check out the photos on Facebook)! Exciting times at Catton Park!

This year, if you’re coming along, download the BLOODSTOCK app from the iTunes or Play Store, which’ll give you all the band stage times, travel info and other useful facts about BLOODSTOCK. Pick it up and start planning your weekend!

As in year’s prior, many of the bands on the bill are stopping by for a stint in the signing tent to scribble for the BLOODSTOCK faithful - even the Friday night headliners, the mighty DOWN! Check out the schedule below and plan your day to accommodate your chance to meet your favourites. Come join the line and say hello!

FRIDAY 8th AUGUST
12.50pm - BLOODSHOT DAWN
1.20pm - ENTOMBED AD
3.20pm - HATEBREED
4pm - DIMMU BORGIR
4.40pm - PRONG
5.20pm - DOWN

SATURDAY 9th AUGUST
12.40pm - EVIL SCARECROW
2.40pm - DECAPITATED
3.20pm - SISTER SIN
4pm - HELLYEAH
5.20pm - CARCASS
6pm - CROWBAR
6.40pm - LACUNA COIL

SUNDAY 10th AUGUST
12.50pm - ARTHEMIS
1.30pm - ABORTED
2.50pm - RE VAMP
4pm - AMON AMARTH
4.40pm - BIOHAZARD
6.20pm - OBITUARY
8pm - SATAN

All times and artists are subject to change and amendment, pending travel delays and acts of the (Hob)goblin. Be sure to stop by the tent for the very latest info each day!! Due to horribly tight travel schedules and limited time on the festival site, there are a handful of bands who are regrettably unable to sign in the signing tent this year.

While we have your attention, did you pick up your shuttle tickets to site yet? If you’re arriving by mainline train to Lichfield City rail station and need a ride onward to the festival grounds with all your gear, you can book a shuttle ticket with Big Green Coach to get you from the station to festival turf from just £7 per person one way, or £10 return. Much cheaper than a cab! Go get ‘em at http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/bloodstock.

BLOODSTOCK is held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 7th-10th August 2014. Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK’s official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Karma Party Stream New EP.

Karma PartyMonday 4th August 2014
Political punk-steppers THE KARMA PARTY have premiered their forthcoming EP, 'Illumination', on Kerrang! this morning, ahead of its August 11th release.

Check it out here: Exclusive Stream Preview

Produced by and featuring James Routh (Sonic Boom Six) on guitar, The 'Illumination EP' is a caricature of the world and the problems we are facing. With a punk vibe with electronic inventiveness at the core, The Karma Party's sound features hard-hitting grooves and confrontational lyrical content, fighting the cause of the common man in Britain.

Discussing the inspiration behind Illumination, vocalist Marc Walker comments:

"We are real people, reacting to the world, the control system that governs it and the current state of affairs in the only way that we know how. Illumination is our reaction to the government that masquerades in choice, when it is obvious regardless of who is elected that the same course of action will be followed again and again. It’s our reaction to the poverty we see, not only in countries afar but on our very own doorsteps. It’s our reaction to a media that is callously biased and has failed our generations. It’s our reaction to the indifference we see from the society we are a part of, who have been sold on a completely warped sense of what it is to be human.

We absolutely abhor and condemn the actions of Israel in this latest chapter of a conflict that no longer serves any purpose than to rid the world of a people. But more than this we abhor and condemn not only the media and the bilge they have been postulating but also the society that feeds upon it.

Illumination is our attempt to reach out and engage a generation with humanity, resistance and a revolution in the way we understand the word “love”. Our only message is and will always be to think for yourself and discover the truth that already lies within you. We need to fight back with our thoughts.

We understand that there is a perceived naivety in trying to change the world via music but we’d rather die trying than allow our brains to be turned into mush."

The Karma Party this summer take to the stages at Vlasrock Festival (Belgium), Boomtown Fair (UK) before heading out on their Illumination tour this Autumn. Make sure you check out Britain’s most powerfully poignant crossover band this summer.

 Hacktivist Release New Single.

HacktivistMonday 4th August 2014
Milton Keynes-based tech-metal-grime-rock hybrid HACKTIVIST have today released their brand new single, ‘FALSE IDOLS’, their first new release since 2013’s ‘ELEVATE’ (not counting their highly successful cover release of Jay-Z & Kanye’s ’N****as In Paris’ at end of last year).

Watch 'False Idols' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ewEZxsSGxE

Recorded & mixed in the band’s own studio set-up, ‘False Idols’ once again merges the tight rhymes of co-frontmen J Hurley & Ben Marvin with crushing riffs and jagged tempos, but moves the Hacktivist sound on from last year’s releases, instead pointing the way to the band's upcoming album release, on which work continues (stay tuned for news).

Following on from Hacktivist's tour supports with Korn and opening for Limp Bizkit, the band are set to desolate the main stages of Reading and Leeds Festivals (Friday 22nd Aug / Saturday 23rd Aug). Catch them too on their headline tour in November/December with Dead Harts and The One Hundred.

See Hacktivist live at one of the following dates:

AUGUST 2014
SAT 09 - BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL - Fortress Josefov, CZ
FRI 22 - READING FESTIVAL - Reading, UK
SAT 23 - LEEDS FESTIVAL - Leeds, UK
SAT 30 - MASTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL - Torhout, BE

OCTOBER 2014
SAT 05 - MAKE A SCENE FESTIVAL - Middlesborough, UK

NOVEMBER 2014
(Headline tour with support from Dead Harts and The One Hundred)
FRI 14 - MILTON KEYNES - Crauford Arms
SUN 16 - NORWICH - Open
MON 17 - HULL - Fruit
TUE 18 SHEFFIELD - Corporation
WED 19 - PRESTON - 53 Degrees
THUR 20 - EDINBURGH - Electric Circus
FRI 21 - ABERDEEN - Tunnels
SAT 22 - GLASGOW - King Tuts
MON 24 - LIVERPOOL - Kazimier
TUE 25 - CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
WED 26 - SWANSEA - Sin City
THUR 27 - EXETER - Cavern
FRI 28 - PLYMOUTH - White Rabbit
SAT 29 - BRIGHTON - Audio

DECEMBER 2014
(Headline tour with support from Dead Harts and The One Hundred)
TUE 02 - BRISTOL - Exchange
WED 03 - BIRMINGHAM - Institute Temple
THUR 04 - MANCHESTER - Roadhouse
FRI 05 - LEEDS - Cockpit
SUN 07 - SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
MON 08 - GUILDFORD - Boiler Rooms
TUE 09 - SOUTHEND - Chinnery’s
THUR 11 - LONDON - Islington Academy

 Lit Announce More Round Two Of Their UK Tour.

LitFriday 1st August 2014
Due to public demand, California's LIT have announced a second round of UK shows in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of their global hit album "A Place In The Sun". The tour follows a string of sold-out gigs in May which earned the band rave reviews across the board.

"Total punk rock debauchery" - Planet Loud

"A truly memorable night....the best gig in recent memory" - Uberrock

"If you have a ticket for this tour, you're in for a great time" - Moshville.co.uk

"Lit destroyed Birmingham from the first to the very last note" - The Midlands Rocks
"A Place In The Sun" was the album that catapulted the band from Fullerton, CA to global stardom with the megahit "My Own Worst Enemy". Further hit singles, including "Ziplock" and "Miserable" followed, pushing the band to the forefront of MTV and radio airplay.

Following a lengthy hiatus, Lit made a triumphant return in 2012 with the release of the critically acclaimed "View From The Bottom" album. A storming set at Download Festival the following year cemented the band's return and by the time the first round of Anniversary shows wrapped in May 2014 UK audiences were left in no doubt that Lit are well and truly back and better than ever.

The video for "My Own Worst Enemy" is one of the most iconic in recent rock history, instantly memorable and still in heavy rotation on music channels across the world today. In reference to this, Lit's London date will be extra-special, taking place at Brooklyn Bowl in the O2 Arena. A limited number of "Bowl With Band" ticket packages will be available, giving fans the chance to go bowling with the band before the show.

Lit Live Dates:

November
13 - Cardiff Solus 2
14 - Norwich Waterfront
15 - Sheffield Corporation
16 - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17 - Liverpool O2 Academy 2
19 - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
20 - Brighton The Haunt
21 - Southampton 1865
22 - London Brooklyn Bowl
23 - Milton Keynes Crauford Arms

 Nikki Sixx To Release New Album.

Nikki SixxFriday 1st August 2014
The long-awaited third release from SIXX:A.M., the band comprised of James Michael (vocals), DJ Ashba (guitar) and Nikki Sixx (bass) is entitled MODERN VINTAGE. Produced by James Michael, the album will be available on October 6, 2014 via Eleven Seven Music, with the first single “Gotta Get It Right” hitting iTunes and radio on August 4, 2014.

Says bassist Nikki Sixx: "Like our favourite bands from the 1970s, Sixx:A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics - three core elements that helped to define that era. Sixx:A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on "Gotta Get It Right" and the rest of Modern Vintage, having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again."

Watch the band discuss the new album in the first of several upcoming behind-the-scenes webisodes at www.sixxammusic.com now. The video for “Gotta Get It Right” - directed by Paul Brown - will premiere on August 6th 2014.
Vocalist James Michael commented: "On the first two albums, Sixx:AM established a musical freedom that few bands get to enjoy. “Gotta Get It Right” is clearly a birth child of that creative freedom and an exciting next step for us as our goal was to create something which confounds both expectation and categorization”. Adds guitarist DJ Ashba: “Gotta Get it Right" is a great example of how Sixx:AM has set out to celebrate the music that has influenced us over the years and we truly feel we’ve made a genre defying album with Modern Vintage ”

MODERN VINTAGE - Tracklisting:
1. Stars
2. Gotta Get It Right
3. Relief
4. Get Ya Some
5. Let’s Go
6. Drive
7. Give Me A Love
8. Hyperventilate
9. High On The Music
10. Miracle
11. Before It’s Over

SIXX:A.M.’s previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name - have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt”.

 Electric Mary To Release Mini album.

Electric MaryMonday 1st August 2014
Australian five piece Electric Mary are back to spread Rock 'n’ Roll's genuine flavour to Europe, releasing a brand new mini album "The Last Great Hope" on 3rd November 2014. The band support the release with European dates including a full UK tour and festival performance through November 2014.

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

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

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

 Mallory Knox To Release New Album.

Mallory KnoxFriday 1st August 2014
Mallory Knox will be releasing their brand new single ‘Ghost In The Mirror’ on 18th August, the first single from their highly anticipated second album ‘Asymmetry’, out 13th October 2014 on Epic Records.

Last year was a year crammed with achievements that quickly established Mallory Knox as one of the hottest new British rock bands on the block. Standout tracks from the album such as Lighthouse and Beggars stormed their way onto discerning playlists everywhere. It saw them nominated for Kerrang! Awards and culminated in a deal with Sony. It also saw them triumph at support slots with Don Broco and A Day To Remember, on their own headline tour and at festivals from Slam Dunk to the main stage at Reading and Leeds.

Recorded at Moles in Bath and Monnow Valley in Wales with legendary Pixies/Foo Fighters producer Gil Norton, ‘Asymmetry’ finds Mikey Chapman (vocals), Sam Douglas (bass/vocals), Joe Savins (guitar), James Gillett (guitar) and Dave Rawling (drums) giving ‘difficult second album’ syndrome the swerve by taking Mallory’s trademark, anthemic rock sound in all sorts of new directions.

“This album sees us really develop as musicians and as a band,” declares Mikey. “The heavier stuff is more credibly heavy and the poppier stuff is more genuinely poppy. It’s an eclectic mix of everything we love musically.”

After being premiered on Zane Lowe on Radio 1, which saw them trend on twitter, Ghost In The Mirror has now been added to the Radio 1 C List 4 weeks before release.

Mallory Knox will play the main stage at Reading/Leeds Festival on 22nd and 23rd August, as well as a warm up show in Norwich at The Waterfront on 20th August.

 Glamour Of The Kill To Release New EP.

Glamour Of The KillFriday 1st August 2014
After leaving their label & management to do everything ourselves, Glamour of the Kill have decided it's time to everything on their own terms with only themselves and the fans to answer to. GOTK will be funding this new project purely through the funds raised in a Kickstarter campaign that has been launched here:
http://tinyurl.com/gotkafterhours

The band will release the EP themselves worldwide later this year after completing a European tour with Escape the Fate & New Years Day. As well as their newly announced, first visit to Japan to appear at this years LoudPark Festival.

The EP will be the quick follow up to their 2013, 2nd album 'Savages' and will continue down a darker, heavier road that 'Savages' hinted at. The EP will also be co-produced by the band and contain some very special guest appearances.

 Wolf Release New Video.

WolfFriday 1st August 2014
Sweden’s pack of Heavy Metal stalwarts, WOLF, are returning with their seventh studio album entitled “Devil Seed”. The album will be released on August 25th in Europe and on September 2nd in North America via Century Media Records.

The band is premiering their first music video for the track 'Shark Attack' taken from the new album
Check out the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ir6YC2uNU

WOLF comments: “Here it is... the ”Shark Attack” video in all its glory. No story, no acting, no bullshit - just full throttle velocity of in-your-face Heavy Metal. Once again we have teamed up with Owe Lingvall at Dreamday Media, who directed our previous videos ”Absinthe”, ”Voodoo” and ”I Will Kill Again”. We filled an old barn with lights, smoke, sweat and pure metal and almost burned it down. So until you hear the full "Devil Seed" album, please enjoy the SHARK ATTACK!”


'Devil Seed' is available in the following formats:

Ltd Edition, CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks, different artwork color)
CD Jewelcase
180g black Vinyl + CD
180g red Vinyl + CD (limited to 200 copies)
Digital Download

All physical formats are available here: http://smarturl.it/devilseedCMD


'Devil Seed' track-listing:
1. Overture in C Shark
2. Shark Attack
3. Skeleton Woman
4. Surgeons Of Lobotomy
5. My Demon
6. I Am Pain
7. Back From The Grave
8. The Dark Passenger
9. River Everlost
10 Frozen
11 Killing Floor

WOLF live:
11.09.2014 UK Manchester, Sound Control
12.09.2014 UK Northampton, Rock N’ Metal Circus
13.09.2014 UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
14.09.2014 UK London, Borderline
(Further European dates to be announced soon.)

 Finch Are Back.

FinchThursday 31st July 2014
FINCH are back! Nine years since they released their last album, the band have announced that they’ll be releasing their third studio album “Back to Oblivion” on 29th September via Spinefarm records in the UK.

Finch will be headlining HEVY festival on Friday 15 August and prior to that they’ll playing a warm up show at The Underworld on Wednesday 13th August – a show not to be missed! Additionally they’ll also be doing an instore at Banquet records in Kingston on Thursday 14th August.

Ticket links are as follows:

The Underworld – http://po.st/ohTuFC
Banquet Records instore - http://po.st/xNNu0o

Hailing from Temecula, California, former Drive-Thru favourites released the seminal album “What It Is To Burn” in 2002 which spawned the UK Top 40 hit “Letters To You”. Following on from that “Say Hello To Sunshine” came out in 2005 before the band went on a hiatus in early 2006. The band most recently toured the UK in 2013 for their 10 year anniversary tour of WIITB and played a sold out show at Brixton Academy!

The band comprises of Nate Barcalow (vocals), Alex Linares (guitar), Randy Strohmeyer (guitar), Daniel Wonacott (bass) and Alex Pappas (drums)

 Exodus Reveal New Album Artwork.

ExodusThursday 31st July 2014
Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS’ ‘Let There Be Blood’.

The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, guitarist Gary Holt explains, “The concept came from Par Olofsson – I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”

‘Blood In, Blood Out’ is EXODUS’ 10th studio album, and marks the band’s first release with new vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s ‘Tempo of the Damned’. The release will once again be produced by mastermind Andy Sneap. Rolling Stone have also reported that Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett churned out a special guest solo for one of the tracks on the album.

Watch this killer live video of EXODUS performing the Blue Öyster Cult classic ‘Godzilla’ with Kirk Hammett and Mark Osegueda (DEATH ANGEL) at Kirk’s Fear FestEvil After Party at SD Comic-Con last weekend. http://youtu.be/dQJnm2rWNmU

Stay tuned for more information!

 HMeshuggah Announce Live DVD Release.

MeshuggahThursday 31st July 2014
Commemorating the 25-year anniversary since the recording of their first EP, Sweden’s extreme musical deviants MESHUGGAH have announced the artwork and the track listing to their upcoming live DVD / 2-CD release The Ophidian Trek, released 29th September on DVD and also available in Blu-ray.

With visual footage shot in the U.S. & Europe during The Ophidian Trek tour and festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany, the live audio was processed & edited by MESHUGGAH guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, mixed by Daniel Begstrand (MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH), and mastered by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors (ROXETTE, OPETH, KATATONIA).

Drummer Tomas Haake shares the following about the upcoming DVD:
“We’re really stoked about this new Meshuggah live dvd! It’s been 4 years since the release of “Alive” and with the band celebrating 25 years, we felt that we just had to get another one of these puppies out there! Audio/Video was recorded during our European stretch of “ The ophidian trek” tour, as well as at the Wacken open air festival - and we’re super proud of how it came out! For this one we used the extremely talented photographer Anthony Dubois for filming and editing etc and he’s really done a stunning job with it! Hope you guys dig it and here’s to another 25!!” - Tomas

The Ophidian Trek’s track listings below:

Live DVD:

01 - Swarmer
02 - Swarm
03 - Combustion
04 - Rational Gaze
05 - obZen
06 - Lethargica
07 - Do Not Look Down
08 - The Hurt That Finds You First
09 - I Am Colossus
10 - Bleed
11 - Demiurge
12 - New Millennium Cyanide Christ
13 - Dancers To A Discordant System
14 - Mind's Mirrors / In Death - Is Life / In Death - Is Death
15 - The Last Vigil

Live CD 1:

01 - Swarmer
02 - Swarm
03 - Combustion
04 - Rational Gaze
05 - obZen
06 - Lethargica
07 - Do Not Look Down
08 - The Hurt That Finds You First
09 - I Am Colossus

Live CD 2:

01 - Bleed
02 - Demiurge
03 - New Millennium Cyanide Christ
04 - Dancers To A Discordant System
05 - Mind's Mirrors / In Death - Is Life / In Death - Is Death
06 - The Last Vigil

The Ophidian Trek is MESHUGGAH’s second live DVD, the first being 2010’s Alive. Meshuggah's eighth studio album KOLOSS came out in 2012 and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, #31 in the World Sales chart, and #48 on the German Media Control chart.

 The Dead Daisies To Release New EP.

Dead DaisiesThursday 31st July 2014
The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best rock musicians on the planet and a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock – big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. Following the release of their critically acclaimed album in late 2013, The Dead Daisies release the Face I Love EP on September 8 through Spitfire Music/PIAS. In addition to the driving rock of title track the EP is backed with new songs “Angel In Your Eyes” and “Your Karma” that will leave you wanting to hear more. The EP ends with a cover version of the bands live favourite “Helter Skelter”.

The band has already released their very own “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page on the 23rd June. Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band and allow fans to be part of the EP cover art and music video, Facebook users are able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom!

The Dead Daisies were formed by singer-songwriter Jon Stevens and guitarist David Lowy in 2012. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and the new addition of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums. The band recently announced a month-long US tour with KISS & Def Leppard in August

The ‘Face I Love’ EP is now available for pre-order with the title track given away as an instant-grat track to those who pre-order the album. Enjoy an early taste of the track and the band performing live with the video of The Dead Daisies performing. View the video http://youtu.be/7usgm47d1hQ

Late 2013 saw the band release their debut album in the UK. Critically acclaimed the album gave the band two singles that were a listed across rock radio (Planet Rock, Team Rock, Kerrang Radio) and received Radio 2 play. A new The Dead Daisies album will be released in early 2015.

This is set to be a busy year ahead for The Dead Daisies with more dates to be added around the world – including UK dates
The Dead Daisies US Tour Dates
July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater*
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall #
Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach #
Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

* w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
# w/ KISS & Def Leppard
The Dead Daisies EP ‘Face I Love’ will be released on September 8th 2014 via Spitfire Music/PIAS.


 Hacktivist Announce New Single And Tour Dates.

HacktivistThursday 31st July 2014
Milton Keynes-based tech-metal-grime-rock hybrid HACKTIVIST release brand new track ‘FALSE IDOLS’ on MONDAY 4th AUGUST, their first new release since 2013’s ‘ELEVATE’ (not counting their highly successful cover release of Jay-Z & Kanye’s ’N****as In Paris’ at end of last year).

Recorded & mixed in the band’s own studio set-up, ‘False Idols’ once again merges the tight rhymes of co-frontmen J Hurley & Ben Marvin with crushing riffs and jagged tempos, but moves the Hacktivist sound on from last year’s releases, instead pointing the way to the band's upcoming album release, on which work continues (stay tuned for news).

Its not all been time wasted in Hacktivist-world so far this year. The band ventured down under for their first ever Australian shows, appearing on the mammoth Soundwave Festival, and toured Europe as special guests of Korn before starting the 2014 festival circuit and opening for Limp Bizkit in France.

‘False Idols’ comes a few weeks ahead of the band’s main stage appearances at Reading (Friday 22nd Aug) & Leeds (Saturday 23rd Aug) Festivals, and follows the newsof their headlining UK tour this Nov / Dec (a tour as part of the ‘Download Freezes Over’ series of tours, which features Sheffield metal-core-ish-ers DEAD HARTS as main support, and Guildford’s THE ONE HUNDRED opening proceedings).

Keep your eyes out for the link to the 'False Idols' video which will be coming Monday morning.

Catch Hacktivist live at one of the following dates:

JULY 2014
THUR 31 - RESURRECTION FESTIVAL - Viveiro, ES

AUGUST 2014
SAT 09 - BRUTAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL - Fortress Josefov, CZ
FRI 22 - READING FESTIVAL - Reading, UK
SAT 23 - LEEDS FESTIVAL - Leeds, UK
SAT 30 - MASTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL - Torhout, BE

OCTOBER 2014
SAT 05 - MAKE A SCENE FESTIVAL - Middlesborough, UK

NOVEMBER 2014
(Headline tour with support from Dead Harts and The One Hundred)
FRI 14 - MILTON KEYNES - Crauford Arms
SUN 16 - NORWICH - Open
MON 17 - HULL - Fruit
TUE 18 SHEFFIELD - Corporation
WED 19 - PRESTON - 53 Degrees
THUR 20 - EDINBURGH - Electric Circus
FRI 21 - ABERDEEN - Tunnels
SAT 22 - GLASGOW - King Tuts
MON 24 - LIVERPOOL - Kazimier
TUE 25 - CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
WED 26 - SWANSEA - Sin City
THUR 27 - EXETER - Cavern
FRI 28 - PLYMOUTH - White Rabbit
SAT 29 - BRIGHTON - Audio

DECEMBER 2014
(Headline tour with support from Dead Harts and The One Hundred)
TUE 02 - BRISTOL - Exchange
WED 03 - BIRMINGHAM - Institute Temple
THUR 04 - MANCHESTER - Roadhouse
FRI 05 - LEEDS - Cockpit
SUN 07 - SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
MON 08 - GUILDFORD - Boiler Rooms
TUE 09 - SOUTHEND - Chinnery’s
THUR 11 - LONDON - Islington Academy

 Me Vs Hero To Release New Album.

Me Vs HeroThursday 31st July 2014
Unbelievably, it’s been four years since the release of Blackpool pop punks Me Vs Hero’s runaway-underground-success debut album Days That Shape Our Lives and now the band are finally ready to reveal that their long awaited forthcoming second album I’m Completely Fine will be released on Monday 1st September – see below for tracklist.

Written and originally recorded in 2012, the recording process behind the new album was far from smooth as financial setbacks, homelessness, line-up changes and technical issues plagued a band who were hungry to push forward as quickly as possible with new music. During the first half of 2013, the band worked tirelessly at Steel City Studios to obtain the sound which they desired for the album, but by the time of their May Tour supporting Polar Bear Club, they conceded that they would have to try alternatives to get results. Unfortunately, even after months of re-recording, re-amping and re-mixing, they were frustrated by the elusive sound for the new record.

In September of 2013, Me Vs Hero returned to Japan to support The Wonder Years and, after much soul searching, concluded that taking the album tracks to the tried-and-tested Long Wave Studio was the only way to obtain the quality of sound which they needed. The band booked in immediately and began working with long-term friend Romesh Dodangoda on mixing duties, before bringing Chris Gehringer from legendary mastering house Sterling Sound on board for the final touches. By January 2014 they had finished producing the tracks just in time to embark on a headline tour of mainland Europe supported by Cheshire pop-punks Above the Underground, with MVH reinvigorated and hungry to get back to the grindstone.

With an already prestigious live schedule under their belts after touring alongside New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Deaf Havana, Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals to name just a few, not to mention shows with Mayday Parade and With The Punches across the whole of Japan, they can also count appearances at Slam Dunk, Sonisphere, Stage Dive (Stockholm), Relentless Boardmasters, PowerFest (Amsterdam)and Hevy Music Festival in their arsenal.

After enough lows for any band to contend with, Me Vs Hero are finally back where they belong and are most definitely riding high once more; chomping at the bit to release new material and get back on the road – there’s life in the old dog yet, and I’m Completely Fine sees the light of day just in time to bring some rays of pop punk sunshine to what can only be counted on as being a stereotypically British summer.

I’m Completely Fine tracklist:
1. I'm Completely Fine
2. Opposites
3. Skin And Bones
4. Rush For Gold
5. Virtues
6. Home Alone
7. Marks Of A Slave
8. Truth (Interlude)
9. Heisenberg
10. Hang In
11. Things We Know
12. Past Five Years

 Blues Pills Announce UK Tour.

Blues PillsThursday 31st July 2014
Sweden's blues rockers Blues Pills have just announced a UK-wide Tour for this November - following the UK release of their debut album 'Blues Pills' which is out today.

The young quartet made up of American-Swedish-French members will be gracing The Dome at Tufnell park in London on Tuesday 18th November, as well as playing a number of dates scattered around the UK which will be the band's first UK shows outside of London.

Blues Pills cannot wait to bring their colourful mix of soul and blues to the UK:
“We are doing a string of dates in the United Kingdom this November and we are beyond thrilled! Its our first tour over there, and its going to be great. We can't wait to tour supporting our new album, in the land of so many of our heroes. Looking forward to making some new fans and friends! ”

Support comes from Nuclear Blast label mates, The Vintage Caravan.
The Icelandic trio toured the UK with Grand Magus earlier in March of this year after the release of their well received debut album 'Voyage'.
"We are confident that this tour package, with the mighty Blues Pills and Vintage Caravan will be fucking wonderful! We cant wait to come back to the UK, we were treated so well there on our last tour in March. Can't wait to see you all!" - Óskar Logi - The Vintage Caravan.

Blues Pills recently showcased their debut album with an intimate sold out show at St Pancras Old Church. The prestigious church famed in pop for its heritage with The Beatles has been around since the 18th century but is believed by some to date back to AD 314. They're currently touring the album around Europe.

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

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

Tickets are on sale now:
Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
10th November 2014 – Bristol – The Fleece
11th November – Birmingham – The Oobleck
12th November - Manchester – Star and Garter
14th November – Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms
16th November – Glasgow – Audio
18th November – The Dome – London

 Capture The Crown To Release New Album.

Capture The CrownThursday 31st July 2014
Australian metalcore band Capture the Crown will release their new album, ‘Reign of Terror’ on August 5th via Artery Recordings.

In anticipation the band have launched another new track. 'Make War, Not Love' is now online, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbQ2pVVUIqk

And on Monday the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show gave fans another taster of the album with the worldwide exclusive 'Firestarter'.

To pre-order ‘Reign of Terror,’ visit the band’s webstore. For more on Capture the Crown, visit their Facebook.

 John Garcia Announce Solo Shows.

John GarciaWednesday 30th July 2014
If Rock’n’Roll is personified by the Stones and Pop music by the Beatles, then Stoner was born with Kyuss. From the heavy, suffocating, arid Coachella Valley and the mystic Californian Desert around, came this legendary band 25 years ago - reaching definitive cult status they do deserve worldwide ever since - before their three genre-defining masterpieces Blues For The Red Sun, Welcome To Sky Valley, as well as ...And The Circus Leaves Town until their split in 1995.

After sharing a dream-come-true experience with fans in major festivals and great venues around the world fronting Kyuss Lives, legendary singer and frontman JOHN GARCIA recorded a follow-up to his legacy as Vista Chino with this critically acclaimed Peace LP. Next chapter, a long awaited intimate project: The upcoming and hotly anticipated solo album of John Garcia - a masterpiece by the most distinctive voice of the entire Desert & Stoner Rock scene - to be released worldwide in July & early August of 2014 on Napalm Records!

This record is full of first-class, catchy rock numbers that commute equally between Classic Rock and concise Stoner elements. John Garcia has delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the Californian desert. Robby Krieger ( THE DOORS ), Danko Jones, Tom Brayton, Mark Diamond and also Garcia's old cohort in Kyuss Nick Oliveri show up as guest musicians to round out John's solo masterpiece.

To celebrate his new release, John Garcia will hit the stages for an extense European tour, not only presenting his solo record live, but also playing past and present: From legendary Kyuss songs off Sky Valley, Blues for the Red Sun, ...And The Circus Leaves Town - including some rarities even Kyuss never played live - to Slo Burn, this tour will be a highlight and resumé of legendary tunes, that John Garcia has created in his career. John will be hitting the road with the following, fantastic musicians on stage:
Ehren Groban - Guitar ( War Drum ), Mike Pygmie - Bass ( You Know Who ), Greg Saenz - Drums ( You Know Who, The Dwarves ).

Get ready, for one of THE most highly anticipated tours in 2014:

JOHN GARCIA ( ex- KYUSS, VISTA CHINO, SLO BURN ) - LIVE ON TOUR, playing past & present!
Catch a legend live, and check out all upcoming tour dates HERE:

05.11. NOR - Oslo, Vulkan Arena
06.11. SWE - Stockholm, Debaser
07.11. SWE - Gothenburg, Sticky Finger
08.11. GER - Rostock, Mau Club
09.11. GER - Berlin, Lido
11.11. NL - Hertogenbosch, W2
12.11. B - Antwerp, Trix
13.11. GER - Bremen, Aladin
14.11. GER - Köln, Werkstatt
15.11. GER - Bochum, Matrix
17.11. GER - München, Strom
18.11. CH - Luzern, Schüür
19.11. CH - Düdingen, Bad Bonn
20.11. I - Bologna, Locomotive Club
21.11. I - Roma, Init Club
22.11. I - Mezzago (MB), Bloom
25.11. P - Lisboa, RCA Club
26.11. ESP - Barcelona, Bikini
27.11. ESP - Madrid, Sala Arena
28.11. ESP - Bilbao, Kafe Antzoki
02.12. F - Paris, Glazart
03.12. UK - Southampton, The Talking Heads
04.12. UK - Manchester, Academy
05.12. UK - Sheffield, Corporation
06.12. UK - London, Islington Academy
08.12. GER - Osnabrück, Bastard Club
09.12. GER - Frankfurt, Zoom
10.12. A - Vienna, Viper Room
11.12. GER - Dresden, Beatpol
12.12. GER - Jena, F - Haus

 The Used And Taking Back Sunday To Release Split EP.

The UsedWednesday 30th July 2014
To celebrate the final leg of their North American co-headlining tour together this fall, The Used have announced that they will release a limited edition 10” Split with Taking Back Sunday on September 9th. It is available for pre-order now here: http://smarturl.it/splitpreorder.

This special release features a single and rare b-side from each band. It includes The Used’s “Revolution” from "Imaginary Enemy" and b-side “Money Monster” as well as Taking Back Sunday’s “Flicker, Fade” from "Happiness Is" and b-side “How I Met Your Mother.”

Only 1000 copies are available on two vinyl variants:
• 500 black and dark blue half and half vinyl (webstore/tour exclusive)
• 500 on black vinyl (retail)

Limited copies are available for pre-order now in the Hopeless Records webstore here: http://smarturl.it/splitpreorder. The remaining copies will be available from select retailers in the US and directly from the band on their upcoming tour dates.

Split track listing:
SIDE A
1. Taking Back Sunday – Flicker, Fade
2. The Used – Revolution
3. Taking Back Sunday – How I Met Your Mother
4. The Used – Money Monster

SIDE B
Heart and Panther Etching

The Used’s North American co-headlining tour with Taking Back Sunday and frnkiero andthe cellabration (Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance) kicks off on September 8 at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH. The band will also hit the Chicago and Denver stops of RIOT FEST before wrapping up their fall touring with two special shows with letlive in Tucson, AZ and Las Vegas, NV in October. Purchase tickets now at www.theused.net/tour.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
All dates with Taking Back Sunday and frnkiero andthe cellabration unless noted
* with Taking Back Sunday only
^ with letlive

August

21st HQ Adelaide, AU *
22nd Eatons Hill Hotel Brisbane, AU *
23rd UNSW Roundhouse Sydney, AU * SOLD OUT
25th 170 Russell Melbourne, AU * SOLD OUT
26th 170 Russell Melbourne, AU * SOLD OUT
30th Bazooka Rocks Quezon City, PH *

September
8th LC Pavilion Columbus, OH
10th Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA
12th Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
13th RIOT FEST Chicago, IL
14th
Egyptian Room
Indianapolis, IN
16th The Myth St. Paul, MN
17th The District Sioux Falls, SD
19th KC Live! (FREE) Kansas City, MO
20th RIOT FEST Denver, CO
21th Shrine Auditorium Billings, MT
23th Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium Idaho Falls, ID
25th Showbox Sodo Seattle, WA
26th Roseland Theater Portland, OR
29th MacEwan Hall Calgary, AB
30th
Union Hall
Edmonton, AB

October
2nd Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB
3rd The Venue Fargo, ND
4th 7 Flags Event Center Des Moines, IA
6th The Pageant St. Louis, MO
8th The Rialto Theater Tucson, AZ ^
9th Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV ^

Taking Back Sunday will also return to the UK this December. Check out the dates below:

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

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
General Ticket link: www.gigsandtours.com/tour/taking-back-sunday

You can also catch Taking Back Sunday this summer when they headline Merthyr Rocks on August 17th at Cyrarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

 The Dirty Youth Announce Debut UK Headline Tour.

Dirty YouthWednesday 30th July 2014
Following the success of their debut album 'Red Light Fix', over 5 million views on YouTube, an ever growing worldwide fan base and even their very own tribute band in Japan, South Wales titans The Dirty Youth break from the underground to announce their first headline UK tour this October.

The Dirty Youth already have an array of high profile appearances under their belt including this year’s performance on the Second stage at Download Festival, Hard Rock Calling alongside Bruce Springsteen and mammoth European tours with the likes of Korn and The Rasmus, now they’re getting ready to hit the road again to give their loyal fans across the UK what they’ve been waiting for.

The Dirty Youth have taken a pioneering approach to the distribution of their new album, offering exclusivity to gig goers.

With every ticket purchased, each individual will be entitled to a copy of Gold Dust Part 1.

All this is only available online exclusively through Music Glue from Friday August 1st
www.musicglue.com/thedirtyyouth

 Rich Robinson Announces Tour Dates.

Rich RobinsonWednesday 30th July 2014
Rich Robinson has just released his third full-length studio album The Ceaseless Sight via The End Records/Circle Sound and is now set to return to the UK this November for a full regional tour presented by Planet Rock.

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

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

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

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

• One show ticket
• Autographed tour poster
• Access to the soundcheck
• An intimate 3 - 4 song acoustic set with Q&A session
• Meet & Greet with Photo Opp
Following an extensive USA headline tour, Rich Robinson is travelling back to the UK for the following dates:

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

Pre-sale tickets are available starting July 30th at 9:00am and on general sale from August 4th at 9:00am.

 Scar Symmetry Release New Album Artwork.

Scar SymmetryWednesday 30th July 2014
Swedish melo-death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY are set to release their new album and successor to 2011’s highly acclaimed masterpiece 'The Unseen Empire' this October.

The new album titled The Singularity (Phase 1 – Neohumanity) will be released on 6th October 2014 via Nuclear Blast and is the first part of a trilogy.

Check out the mind-blowing cover artwork created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, who will be doing the entire artwork for the forthcoming album trilogy.

More details and information on The Singularity (Phase 1 – Neohumanity) will follow soon!

 Electric Wizard Reveal Album Details.

Electric WizardWednesday 30th July 2014
Electric Wizard have today revealed that their forthcoming studio album, ‘TIME TO DIE’, will be released on September 29th via Spinefarm Records; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fuckin’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

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

In addition to this, a brand new video clip for ‘I am Nothing’ has been unleashed via www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com.

EW guitarist / vocalist Jus Oborn has said of the track, which harnesses the dark underground death metal spirit of 1984:-

"It was the year I became a metal-head. It was heavy shit for real – there was no way you were ever going to get a decent job. So I became a Satanist, I dug up a grave, I got into tape-trading, I had a one-man noise/black/death metal band called Regurgitated Guts, and there were loads of documentaries on TV warning us not to listen to the devil's music..."

All official Electric Wizard pre-order bundles are now live on www.ElectricFuckinWizard.com, featuring limited numbers of vinyl, CD, T-shirt, back-patch & pin badge packages.

Electric Wizard, who have just played headline slots at a number of European festivals, including Hellfest (France), Roskilde (Denmark) and Sonisphere (UK), have the following appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

 Buckcherry To Release New EP.

BuckcherryWednesday 30th July 2014
LA’s Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, rebels of rock ‘n’ roll, Buckcherry, have announced plans to release a new EP, simply titled F#CK, on August 18th. Pre-orders for the EP are available now at http://buckcherry.com/ and the band’s first single - a riotous cover of the Icona Pop hit 'I Love It' which which the band naturally cranks to 11 and renames “Say F#ck It” - will be impacting at radio in the coming weeks. The EP comes out on their own label F-Bomb Records.

Never a band to play by the rules, Buckcherry has made a career out of pushing the boundaries and buttons of conventional rock music. Whether it’s a song audaciously celebrating the finest white flake (“Lit Up”), an homage to unstable and irresistible young ladies (“Crazy Bitch”) or an apologetic ballad (“Sorry”), Buckcherry have always done things their own way and it’s paid off with six highly successful studio albums and multiple hit singles over the last decade. And apparently they were only getting warmed up!

Buckcherry will return this summer with one of their boldest and most controversial releases to date, F#CK; a six-song EP that unapologetically rattles the speakers as much as it will the censors. The record features six balls-to-the-wall tracks that erupt with gritty riffs and sharp-tongued lyrics.

Rock’s favorite misfits will take their new EP on the road this summer with dates in the USA on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival Tour and an appearance at the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA. Tickets are on sale for the Uproar Festival at http://www.rockstaruproar.com/tour-dates/ and the Aftershock Festival at http://www.aftershockconcert.com/tickets.html.

Additionally, Buckcherry has recently launched their “Singles Club” via PledgeMusic, where fans have the opportunity to sign up for a 6-month subscription to receive new, unreleased cover songs the band has recently recorded. Learn more here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/buckcherry.

F#CK EP Track List:
1. Somebody F#cked With Me
2. Say F#ck It
3. Motherf#cker
4. I Don’t Give A F#ck
5. It’s A F#cking Disaster
6. Fist F#ck

 The Damned And The BossHoss To Support Motorhead.

The DamnedTuesday 29th July 2014
The Damned and The BossHoss have been confirmed as the special guests for Mortörhead’s UK shows in November.

Motörhead, The Damned and The BossHoss play the O2 Apollo Manchester on 4th November, Birmingham NIA on 6th November and London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 8th November.

The tour led The Damned’s Captain Sensible to exclaim ‘It's gonna be fun gigging with that old charmer Lemmy.... he was the only one who gave the '77 punk generation the time of day, as long as you didn't nick his pint while he was feeding the fruit machine. We're chums... done lots of stupid stuff together, even made a record - 'MotorDamn', where the session was held up for a while by an almighty punch up if I remember correctly. Nice to be working with the old bastard again.’

While opening the proceedings are The BossHoss. The BossHoss have long since established themselves as one of the most innovative and compelling live acts in the European live music-landscape.
The seven piece BossHoss over nine years have refined their crossover recipe of Country, Rock‘n‘Roll, Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Metal, Blues, Punk and Funk into a homogenous, even blend of old-school meets new-school and they continue to wreak mayhem with each performance. The soul of the music itself, might remind you of an encounter between Johnny Cash and Elvis on the eve of the apocalypse. check out a live video for their single http://www.universal-music.de/bosshoss/videos/detail/video:332439/god-loves-cowboys-live
And when asked about opening for Motorhead, The BossHoss exclaimed
‘Would you fuckin’ adam and eve it?!

The BossHoss are opening up for Motörhead on their next UK TOUR

Holy Scheisse, NO GERMAN ANGST TO SAUERCROWD SURF AT WEMBLEY!’

This event is going to be an unrivaled night of rock'n'roll ! So don’t miss Motörhead, The Damned and The BossHoss when they blast through the UK this November.

Tourdates UK November 2014
Tuesday 04 Nov 02 APOLLO - MANCHESTER
Thursday 06 Nov BIRMINGHAM - NIA
Saturday 08 Nov LONDON THE SSE ARENA - WEMBLEY

 Minus The Bear Announce New Album

Minus The BearTuesday 29th July 2014
Minus The Bear will release their latest LP, Lost Loves, via Big Scary Monsters in the UK and Europe on October 6th.

The follow up to Infinity Overhead, which reached #31 on the US Billboard 200 as Minus The Bear's highest charting album to date, Lost Loves lives up to its title quite literally as a collection of hard to let go songs pulled from the band's past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records. "Inevitably some of your favorite songs are going to be cut in the necessity of creating the right sequence for that particular time," says bassist Cory Murchy. "Regardless of the reason they weren't included, it wasn't for lack of love and appreciation of the songs themselves." Somewhat by chance the black sheep that didn't quite fit in with Planet of Ice, OMNI, and Infinity Overhead coalesce among their once regretfully forsaken peers. "Perhaps it's because they didn't make the past albums that they fit so seamlessly together," muses Murchy.

That each song was out of place on more conceptual releases is a harbinger of what to expect from Lost Loves as a collection of compositions that channel the essential essence of Minus The Bear's songwriting. Over the years the band "has made a name for itself creating music as ear-catching as it is resonant with fans of guitar athletics and progressive structures," wrote Consequence of Sound, and Lost Loves more than delivers on that promise. As the band began metaphorically reaching out to the "ones that got away" from past sessions, additional recording and vocals were completed for select tracks. "As a whole," says Murchy, "this collection of songs offers as strong a package as any other album we've put together."

Formed in 2001, Minus The Bear is comprised of Dave Knudson (guitar), Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), Erin Tate (drums), Cory Murchy (bass), and Alex Rose (synths, vocals). Over the last 13 years the band have cultivated a large and devoted international following, playing countless sold out venues as they tour the globe over, including North America, Europe, UK, Japan and Australia, in addition to unforgettable performances at every high profile U.S. festival like Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Sasquatch!. That their past three indie label full-length releases have charted in the top half of the Billboard 200 with steadily increasing success is testament to Minus The Bear's standing as a musically innovative and beloved group with an unyielding fanbase that continues to grow with each album.

Lost Loves tracklist:
01 - Electric Rainbow
02 - Surf-N-Turf
03 - Broken China
04 - Walk On Air
05 - Patiently Waiting
06 - Cat Calls & Ill Means
07 - Invented Memory
08 - South Side Life
09 - Your Private Sky
10 - The Lucky Ones

 No Bragging Rights Announce Album.

No Bragging RightsTuesday 29th July 2014
No Bragging Rights has announced they will release a new full length record titled The Concrete Flower September 22nd on Pure Noise Records. The Concrete Flower was engineered and produced by Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, For Today, Stray From The Path) with pre-order details coming soon. No Bragging Rights will also be on the Never Say Die tour this November.

A full track listing and all tour dates can be seen below.

Mike Perez, vocalist of No Bragging Rights, had the following to say about their new record:
“The Concrete Flower is us at our best. We found our identity in Cycles, which made it fun to tastefully experiment and push that sound even further. I take a lot of pride in the lyrics I wrote and the subject matter is something we feel very strongly about. We’re really happy to be sharing these songs and their messages.”
No Bragging Rights, a melodic hardcore band from Riverside, CA, was the first band to ever be signed to Pure Noise Records in 2009 and has now returned to the label to release The Concrete Flower. Since their start, No Bragging Rights have released several EPs and full lengths, including their latest critically acclaimed record Cycles and have toured the country with bands such as Stick To Your Guns, Winds of Plague, Rotting Out and more.

The Concrete Flower Track Listing:
1. Strength Through Struggle
2. The Concrete Flower
3. Outdated
4. Right Minded
5. Bottoms Up
6. Fallen Masters
7. Attention
8. Brave Hearts
9. Downhearted
10. Damage / Recover
No Bragging Rights Tour Dates:
Sat 1st Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Sun 2nd Cockpit, Leeds
Mon 3rd Nov The Village, Dublin
Tues 4th Nov Garage, Glasgow
Weds 5th o2 Academy, London

 Philm To Relese Second Studio Album.

PhilmMonday 28th July 2014
PHILM has announced that their long awaited second studio album, Fire From The Evening Sun, will be released on the band’s new label, UDR on September 15th.

"UDR is honored to be working with PHILM. This partnership seems very instinctual," said UDR’s head of A&R/Marketing, Jay Lansford. "Dave Lombardo and I worked together during the Grip Inc. years." He adds, ‘After hearing PHILM’s new album this alliance was clearly divine will. Powerful, intense... urgent.’ These three prolific musicians have created something that is refreshingly not mundane, but ear-shattering and groundbreaking”

Led by the single “Fire From The Evening Sun” PHILM’s unparalleled drummer, Dave Lombardo states that the new album will mark a different turn in the bands musical journey. "PHILMs first album, Harmonic, is still an amazing work to me. It’s improvisational & raw. It was my first time producing an album and I am very proud of it. The new album is a completely different animal. It is again produced by me, but mastered & mixed by a couple of musical giants... Tyler Bates & Robert Carranza. I believe this album has a daring, callous temperament about it that really sums up our mindset right now. No improvising, no fluff. It’s heavy and in your face from start to finish. You may think you know what PHILM is, but you don’t. If you haven’t seen us live, you have no idea. We thrive on being out of our comfort zones and want fans to take that ride.”

If "Fire From The Evening Sun" is any indication, this album will not only give Lombardo fans what they have so passionately missed, but will take us on a heated musical journey that will leave us soaked in sonic beatitude.
PHILM – Gerry Nestler (vocals, guitars), Pancho Tomaselli (bass) and Dave Lombardo (drums) - will hit the road this fall in support of the album by performing several shows throughout Europe and the U.S. with more dates to be confirmed.

Track listing:
1) Train
2) Fire From The Evening Sun
3) Lady Of The Lake
4) Lion's Pit
5) Silver Queen
6) We Sail At Dawn
7) Omniscience
8) Fanboy
9) Luxhaven
10) Blue Dragon
11) Turn In The Sky
12) Corner Girl

PHILM will also be playing some shows this September:

7th London, England, The Underworld
9th Vienna, Austria, Arena
10th Munich, Germany, Feierwerk
11th Zurich, Switzerland, Rote Fabrik


 Fearless Vampire Killers Launch Social Network And Announce One Off London Show.

Fearless Vampire KillersMonday 28th July 2014
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS launch their own social network, OBSIDIAN BOND and announce Halloween headline London show ‘The Cabaret Of The Damned’ for Nov 1st at The Dome.

London based five piece, Fearless Vampire Killers have just launched their very own, hand crafted, social network platform, entitled, OBSIDIAN BOND.
It’s a platform that fans subscribe to and receive unlimited exclusive content, including one track a week from their forthcoming album that can be streamed in its entirety for one week only to Obsidian Bond users.

Not only this, but the users will get access to exclusive video content, new lyrics and guitar tabs, podcasts and updates from the band themselves and also a chance to earn an FVK currency to utilise on the platform, to climb up the ranks within the platform, and earn rewards and more exclusive material/experiences.

With the forthcoming album set for release on November 3rd, this is a completely unique way for any band to launch a record and, having completely developed and created this themselves, the band have full creative control on all that they put up and deliver out to their fans, producing a Fearless Vampire Killers world for all their fans to interact in together.
Alongside this launch, the band have announced a Halloween headline show at The Dome in Tufnell Park on November 1st. There will be a huge amount of special performance’s including magicians, dancers and many other tricks up their sleeve’s throughout the evening. It’s not called ‘The Cabaret Of The Damned’ for nothing!

Frontman Kier is stoked about this one-off special show; ‘This is the most ambitious live show we've ever dreamed up! We're not stopping with just bands... this is going to be both a celebration and a spectacle!’

NOVEMBER 1ST - THE DOME TUFNELL PARK

 X Japan Announce Massive Madison square Garden Show.

X JapanMonday 28th July 2014
Internationally renowned rock icons X Japan announced today that tickets for their highly anticipated October 11th concert at Madison Square Garden will go on sale this Friday at 10:00AM EDT at http://www.ticketmaster.com/XJapan-tickets/artist/723909. The Madison Square Garden concert event is sponsored by New York Comic Con.

X Japan, led by co-founder, drummer, pianist and songwriter Yoshiki, will return to New York City for their first concert since 2010, performing both fan favorites and previously unreleased music from the band’s decades of recordings. This Madison Square Garden concert marks a significant milestone for the band who made their U.S. debut with a Rockefeller Center press conference over 20 years ago, which presented the fierce J-Rock stars to an American audience. The band is finally fulfilling the promise they made to the fans to return. The group has since toured 16 countries, sold over 30 million albums and singles combined, and sold out Japan's 55,000 seat Tokyo Dome a record-setting 18 times. The concert trailer for X Japan Madison Square Garden can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/qI-zQehlQaI

X Japan has had a notoriously tumultuous career, even among the world of rock, which includes the loss of two of its five founding members to tragic death. Amid death and breakups, the band has steadfastly maintained X Japan's vision and this year brought themselves together to perform where their U.S. story started, in New York City.

In line with October’s Madison Square Garden concert, Yoshiki and X Japan will appear at New York Comic Con, where Yoshiki will participate in a panel with Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee and discuss the pair’s collaborations, including the comic based on Yoshiki, Blood Red Dragon. New York Super Week is an immersive and inclusive experience that will bring the energy, passion and color of the entire pop culture universe to every corner of all five boroughs of New York City. Featuring concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings, and more – New York Super Week will take place October 3-12, leading into the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting convention – New York Comic Con.

 

 Daughtry To Release 'Battleships' And Announce One Off London Show.

DaughtryMonday 28th July 2014
Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry are thrilled to bring their electrifying live show back to the UK later this year for show at London Roundhouse on Sunday 12th October following a sold out tour in March and the release of their new album ‘Baptized’. And to celebrate they have released the anthemic track ‘Battleships’ through all download platforms.

Daughtry’s sold UK tour earlier this year included two dates at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which sold out immediately. The new London show follows a massive tour across the US and is preceded by a European run of shows including dates in Germany and Sweden. Baptized is their fourth full-length studio album and signals a rebirth for Chris and the band. Motivated by intensely creative writing sessions with the likes of Martin Johnson [Boys Like Girls], Sam Hollander [Gym Class Heroes, Coheed and Cambria] and Claude Kelly [Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston], the singer, songwriter and musician quickly discovered the direction of its latest body of work.

Chris and the band have been on quite a hot streak since their 2006 self-titled became the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history, and was certified four times platinum in the US. 2009's Leave This Town gave them their second consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, while Break The Spell reached gold status in merely four weeks of release in 2011. Throughout, they achieved four No. 1 hits in the US (and 9 top 10s), as well as four Grammy Award nominations, four American Music Awards wins, six Billboard Music Awards, and seven BMI Awards. Meanwhile, sales exceeded 7.5 million albums and 17 million singles. Outside of music, Chris continues to give back to various charities including an ambassadorship with DC Comics We Can Be Heroes campaign, fighting hunger in the horn of Africa.

The single "Battleships" is a song co-written by Chris Daughtry for his band’s fourth studio album, Baptized (2014). The song is a pop rock power ballad that describes a tempestuous, conflict-riddled relationship wherein the narrator and his significant other "love like battleships" It is certainly one of the most strongly pop-influenced songs on the album, which Chris acknowledges is a natural progression for him as a songwriter:

"I love the stuff that's out on the radio. I've always been a sucker for pop melodies [] I love the Katy Perry stuff, Pink, Imagine Dragons, even Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, so [my album has] all these aspects of everything I love that's out there. I wanted to experiment a little bit with those kind of sounds and incorporate it in what we do."

“Battleships” is available now
Official Lyric video:
http://youtu.be/4bj0MwP1_fw

Sunday 12th October 2014 London Roundhouse
Tickets are £26 and are onsale now at:
www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051
www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 844 0444

 

 The Big Cheese tour Announced.

MarmozetsMonday 28th July 2014
Big Cheese Magazine is proud to present two of the fastest rising young UK bands, teaming up for The Big Cheese Tour this October. Yorkshire angular alt-rockers Marmozets and Cambridge anthemic melodic rockers Lonely The Brave join forces to co-headline. Support comes from Leeds-based psychedelic grunge rock quintet Allusondrugs.

Commenting on the tour, Mo from Lonely The Brave is “Absolutely stoked to be on this tour with a band that we've been fans of for ages. Can't wait to share a stage with them every night.”

Marmozets comment that “After Warped Tour in the US we’re unbelievably excited to be back touring in the UK with the excellent Lonely The Brave and our friends Allusondrugs. They’re both great bands and this is not a tour you want to miss! It’s gonna be loud, heavy and chaotic. Can’t wait for everyone to hear the tracks from the new album.See you there!”

Allusondrugs follow by adding “We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of this tour. We love Big Cheese Magazine, the line-up is amazing and it’s going to be a pleasure to play alongside our friends Marmozets & Lonely The Brave”. Their new self-titled EP is available now via Clue Records.

The thirteen date UK tour begins in Manchester on October 1st and runs through to October 16th. It includes a show at London Scala (October 10th). Full tour dates listed below.

THE BIG CHEESE TOUR:

OCTOBER 2014
WEDNESDAY 1 MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE
THURSDAY 2 GLASGOW KING TUTS
FRIDAY 3 LIVERPOOL O2 ACADEMY 2
SATUDAY 4 CARDIFF CF10
MONDAY 6 BRIGHTON KOMEDIA
WEDNESDAY 8 TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORUM
THURSDAY 9 SOUTHAMPTON TALKING HEADS
FRIDAY 10 LONDON SCALA
SATURDAY 11 NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY BASEMENT
MONDAY 13 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
TUESDAY 14 NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2
WEDNESDAY 15 BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 3

 

 Stiff Little Fingers To Release New Album.

Stiff Little FingersFriday 25th July 2014
Punk rock legends Stiff Little Fingers are set to tour the UK in August 2014. The tour is to coincide with the brand new studio album “No Going Back” – due out on August 11th 2014.

“No Going Back” shows a band at the height of their powers. From the album opener “Liars Club” through the ska vibe of “Don’t Mind Me”, through to the thumping bass of “Full Steam Backwards”, the album is laced with driving rhythms overlaid with the instantly recognizable vocals and lyrics of Jake Burns. The album is released on the group’s own imprint ‘Rigid Digits’ with global marketing and distribution by Mondo Recordings/INgrooves

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like "Suspect Device" and "Wasted Life".

In November of '77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night. 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 delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut Inflammable Material. The album chronicles the band's anger and frustration at "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality. Their live shows continued to be special events of energy and power. The Go For It LP in '81 revealed more sophisticated song writing and musicianship, and another step in the shift from punk to power pop. The Now Then album of '82 alienated many of SLF's punk followers with its pop sound, and despite some glowing critical reviews, never got the recognition it deserved.

The band split in early '83. During the five years they spent apart, each member pursued musical projects. But none were as satisfying, or as successful, as Stiff Little Fingers.

In '87, Jake and Ali decided to do a few reunion shows. The audience response to the reunion shows was overwhelming; with sell-out crowds larger than any that SLF had played in their original incarnation. The response to the shows across the world surprised and delighted the band and their following continued to grow, with younger "new" fans alongside the old diehards. In '94 they released the Get a Life LP. The album helped renew interest in SLF just as newer bands that sited them as a major influence, such as Bad Religion, Sugar, Rancid and Therapy, were coming to prominence. In August 2003, Stiff Little Fingers released their ninth studio album, the critically acclaimed Guitar and Drum on the EMI Label, their most successful album since their reformation, which includes a moving tribute to Joe Strummer, entitled "Strummerville".

After many studio albums and countless tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever. Using the band’s rich musical foundation as a building block, the time has come to bring the newest chapter of the band’s music to the world. The new songs, penned over the last decade, show a definite musical growth in the band.

UK tour dates are as follows:

Fri, Aug 1 Concorde 2, Brighton
Mon, Aug 4 Komedia, Bath, UK
Tue, Aug 5 Sub 89, Reading, UK
Thu, Aug 7 Queen's Hall, Nuneaton, UK
Fri, Aug 8 Winter Gardens, Rebellion Festival, Blackpool, GB
Sat, Aug 9 Empire, Middlesbrough, UK

Tickets priced £20.75 subject to booking fee.

 The Treatment Announce Second Leg Of 'Running With The Dogs' Tour.

The TreatmentFriday 25th July 2014
HAVING RECENTLY played to a bursting-at-the-seams tent at this year’s Download festival, part of a lengthy run taking in major European events and key supports (Alter Bridge, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, etc.), The Treatment have confirmed a second run of UK headline dates in support of current studio album, ‘Running With The Dogs’.

Prior to this tour, the Cambridge rockers will release a new single / video; titled ‘The Outlaw’ and taken from the aforementioned album, this live fave has been remixed by US producer Bob Marlette (Rob Zombie, Airbourne, Black Stone Cherry, etc.), and will come with a previously unreleased bonus track.

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

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

For new Treatment lead guitarist, German-born Fabian Dammers, this will be the first time he has toured the UK, having made his inaugural appearance at Download 2014…

THE ‘SECOND BITE’ UK TOUR:-

OCTOBER 2014
06 Think Tank, Newcastle
07 O2 ABC 2, Glasgow
08 Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
09 Roadmender, Northampton
10 Rock City Basement, Nottingham
11 Corporation, Sheffield
12 East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
14 The Cockpit 3, Leeds
15 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16 Underworld, London
17 Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester
19 The Studio, Norwich
20 Joiners, Southampton
21 Cavern Club, Exeter
23 Audio, Brighton

Tickets are available at the following link: http://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/the-treatment

Meanwhile, The Treatment will finish the summer season with a main-stage performance at Raismes Festival, France, on September 6th ; they have also been added to the Planet Rockstock bill for 2014; this three-day event takes place from December 5th – 7th at Park Dean Holiday Park, Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, Wales.

 Against Me! Announce UK And European Tour.

SamoansThursday 24th July 2014
Cardiff-based four-piece Samoans have released a cut from debut album ‘Rescue’ for free download. The track ‘I Am Your Density’ encapsulates the direction the band is headed in and the band have also unveiled a music video to accompany it. Daniel Barnett (Vocals/Guitar/Piano) says “I get some of my best ideas when I wake up early and there's nobody about. I remember waking up with this bass line in my head and instantly started writing what would become 'Density'. I've never written a song so quickly before. Everything just fell in to place and it's probably our collective favourite on the album.”

‘Rescue’ is available now on 12" vinyl + download via Apres Vous Records (Hold Your Horse Is. The band have a number of live dates on the horizon, including support slots with No Devotion and Kids In Glass Houses.

Since forming in 2008, Samoans have established themselves as one of Wales' up and coming talents, creating a collection of intricate, yet melodic songs, drawing influence from a range of different genres to carve out their own distinctive musical direction. They have worked relentlessly, booking their own tours, gradually building up a dedicated following in their very own niche of progressive rock. The band’s live shows are notorious for their energy, fretboard mastery and exhaustive drumming.

‘Rescue’ was written and conceived after singer Dan broke his back in December 2012. Samoans were unable to play together for a number of months but found the situation gave them impetus to explore a new direction and write an album. The isolation of writing and recording demos in the confinement of his flat helped Dan to test a new vocal approach which has given the album a more melodic and considered feel, leaving behind the math-laden sound that tended to prevail in the band’s earlier works and making way for a more expansive sound. Influences come from far and wide, as the band were listening to a lot of Oceansize, Nine Inch Nails, Dinosaur Jr, Mogwai and Reuben whilst writing and recording ‘Rescue’. The album was recorded in just five days by Todd Campbell of Straight Lines (who was the band’s first ever drummer) at Stompbox Studios in Pontyclun.

TOUR DATES:

JULY (SUPPORTING NO DEVOTION):
25 London O2 Academy Islington
26 Glasgow O2 ABC2

AUGUST (SUPPORTING KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES):
2 Merthyr Soar Theatre
3 Swansea Sin City
4 Ebbw Vale Institute
5 Bridgend Hobos

 

 Against Me! Announce UK And European Tour.

Against Me!Thursday 24th July 2014
Following the release of their heralded new album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” - Against Me! bring their punk rock anthems to the UK and Europe this Fall/Winter. Catch this incredible band at one of the following shows:

November:
13th Bristol, Bierkeller (headline)
14th Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 (headline)
15th Glasgow, King Tuts (headline)
16th Leeds, Cockpit (headline)
17th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (headline)
18th Manchester, Academy 2 (headline)
19th London, Electric Ballroom (headline)
20th Germany, Kassel, Stadhalle (w/Broilers)
21st Germany, Kiel, Sparkasse Arena (w/Broilers)
22nd Germany, Bielelfeld, Seidenstickerhalle (w/Broilers)
24th Germany, Cologne, Stollwerk (headline)
25th Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof (headline)
26th Netherlands, Tilburg, O13 (headline)
27th Germany, Braunschweig, Stadthalle (w/Broilers)
28th Germany, Siegen, Siegerlandhalle (w/Broilers)
29th Germany, Würzburg, S.Oliver Arena (w/Broilers)
30th Germany, Erlangen, E-Werk (headline)

December:
1st Germany, Munich, Backstage Halle (headline)
2nd Austria, Linz, Posthof (headline)
3rd Hungary, Budapest, A38 (headline)
4th Poland, Warsaw, Proxima (headline)
5th Belgium, Antwerp, Trix (headline)
6th Germany, Freiburg, Zaepfle Club ( w/Broilers)
8th France, Paris, La Fleche d’Or (headline)
10th Netherlands, Amsterdam Bitterzoet (headline)

Pre-sale tickets on sale 28th July with general tickets for all headline shows released on sale July 30th at 9am and available from the links above. UK Dates: http://www.gigsandtours.com/go/againstme

Laura Jane Grace also had the honour of presenting Joan Jett with the Icon Award at this week’s Alternative Press Awards - as well as performing ‘Soulmates to Strangers’ - a track she wrote for the Blackhearts new album - with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Slash and Billy Crooked (The Vacancies) Check out the awesome footage here:

http://bit.ly/WD1q6y - Icon Award
http://bit.ly/1sREi0Y - Live Performance of ‘Soulmates To Strangers’

We are only half-way through the year and the plaudits for Transgender Dysphoria Blues just keep on coming. Don’t just take our word on how great this record is:

The New York Times - “Crisp, distinct and vibrant”
Rolling Stone Magazine – "45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
TIME Magazine – "25 Best Songs of 2014 So Far" ("Transgender Dysphoria Blues")
SPIN – "50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
Alternative Press Magazine – "Best Albums of 2014 So Far"
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Mashable – Laura Jane Grace named one of 10 LGBT-Rights Activists to Follow on Twitter.

So there you have it! But just in case you don’t know - ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, ‘White Crosses’ (reissued with bonus disc Black Crosses on Xtra Mile Recordings in 2011) and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years.

Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan and Sara), “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by front woman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self-discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptance. Featuring Grace’s signature, explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for ‘FUCKMYLIFE666’ and ‘Unconditional Love’.

 Godsmack Release New Music.

GodsmackThursday 24th July 2014
Multi-platinum US rockers GODSMACK reveal ‘Generation Day’, the second track to be taken from forthcoming studio album ‘1000HP’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘The Oracle’.

Listen to ‘Generation Day’ here: https://soundcloud.com/spinefarmrecords/godsmack-generation-day

‘1000HP’ will be released on September 1st via Spinefarm Records, and is available for pre-order at the following links:-

Amazon: http://po.st/nyKFtW
iTunes: http://po.st/D0lzsk

Since the release of their self-titled debut (1998), the Boston quartet – Sully Erna (lead vocals / guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums), Robbie Merrill (bass) & Tony Rombola (lead guitar) – have notched up a remarkable set of facts ‘n’ stats in the US and beyond: these include 4 Grammy nominations, 4 Platinum Awards, 20 million records sold, 3 consecutive US #1 albums, unmatched airplay records at radio, and many more…

“I think you can hear a real hunger in the sound,” says Erna. “We’re all pretty fired up at the moment, and that extends to taking our music overseas. It’s time to give some real focus to our touring activities outside of North America, and we think this new single will make our intentions clear. It’s one for the fans, and that means our fans everywhere…”

Produced & mixed by Dave Fortnam (Slipknot, Evanescence, etc.) working closely with Erna, ‘1000HP’ (the album) was recorded in Godsmack’s new HQ just 30 minutes from the heart of Boston, and the band’s calling-card weight, groove, power and spiritual tone are in evidence throughout, tempered here an’ there by more reflective moments, and – in certain cases – something of a new drift.

 American Scene Announce Second Studio Album.

American SceneThursday 24th July 2014
Oakland based indie rock band The American Scene has announced today that they will be releasing their second studio album, Haze, on September 8th via Pure Noise Records. In anticipation for the upcoming release, the band has launched a pre-order for the record and released a new video for their song “Royal Blue,” both of which can be accessed at TheAmericanScene.MerchNow.com. Additionally, the band has also debuted a new site American-Haze.com for exclusive content, future songs and video releases and more.

It’s no secret that the Bay Area has long been an inspiring hub of creativity and a hotbed for unique and prolific musical acts. From Oakland to San Francisco, the cities have produced some of rock’s most influential acts like Grateful Dead, Tom Waits, Green Day and Metallica and the area’s rich musical history has helped pave the way for its successful Outside Lands Festival and rising local bands like Young Prisms, Ty Segall and Tune-Yards. Every so often the Bay Area produces an inspiring new band or artist that will make waves in the U.S. rock scene and alter the current musical landscape. Enter The American Scene.

Formed in 2009, The American Scene got their start writing and performing shows in their native city of Oakland. Comprised of two identical twin brothers, Matt (vocals/bass) and Charles Vincent (drums) along with Chris Purtill (guitar) and Jeff Wright (guitar/vocals), the band released an EP, By Way of Introduction, in 2010 introducing the indie-alternative scene to their unique style of jangly indie rock riffs and inimitably mesmerizing vocals.

By 2012, the band had signed with local Bay Area indie, Pure Noise Records, and released their debut full-length record, Safe For Now. The release received top marks from local and national music critics and helped establish the band as one of the Bay Area’s best rising indie rock bands. Following the release the band spent the next few years playing shows with the likes of The Story So Far, Man Overboard, Handguns, Daybreaker among other, and amassing a hardcore following of fans along the way.

Fast forward to July of 2014 and The American Scene has announced the release of their highly anticipated follow up album, Haze, which was produced by Sam Pura (The Story So Far, Polar Bear Club, Self Defense Family) at The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA. After several releases and years on the road the band has settled in, found their groove and ready to explore their sound with a refined sense of experience and focused songwriting.

"This record came together very naturally,” explains Wright. “Going into it, we were much more conscious of the sound we wanted and what we wanted to portray with the songs. A great deal has changed about our lives since Safe For Now and we think Haze clearly reflects that in a concise and brilliantly framed light. We've grown with this record, just as we had with the last and we're very excited to see what it is that we can accomplish next."

Haze features ten beautifully written indie-rock songs, including the newly released track “Royal Blue.” The record is scheduled for release on September 8th and can be pre-ordered now at theamericanscene.merchnow.com.

Haze Tracklist:
1. Haze
2. Royal Blue
3. Nails of Love
4. 4th and Broadway
5. Dark Creak
6. What I Could Gather
7. Over To You
8. White Widow
9. Drone
10. Brume

 Massive Announce UK Tour With The Treatment.

Bloodstock Open AirThursday 24th July 2014
Go MASSIVE or go home! Riotous Aussie lads MASSIVE have announced dates for an extensive 15-date UK tour supporting Cambridge rockers THE TREATMENT.

The tour kicks off on October 6th in Newcastle and also includes support from Lords Of The Riff alumni BUFFALO SUMMER. The tour marks the first ever European shows for MASSIVE - notorious road dogs who once famously travelled 1,000 miles to play a single show. The band will be playing in support of their infectious debut album 'FULL THROTTLE' which was released this week.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 25th July, for the following shows:

Mon 6th Oct - NEWCASTLE Think Tank
Tue 7th Oct - GLASGOW O2 ABC 2
Wed 8th Oct - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Thu 9th Oct - NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
Fri 10th Oct - NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement
Sat 11th Oct - SHEFFIELD Corporation
Sun 12th Oct - LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Tue 14th Oct - LEEDS Cockpit
Wed 15th Oct - CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
Thu 16th Oct - LONDON Underworld
Fri 17th Oct - COLCHESTER Arts Centre
Sun 19th Oct - NORWICH Studio
Mon 20th Oct - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
Tue 21st Oct - EXETER Cavern
Thu 23rd Oct - BRIGHTON Audio

MASSIVE's debut album FULL THROTTLE was originally released independently in 2013 in the band's homeland of Australia, and is finally available now in the rest of the world, featuring four newly-recorded bonus tracks which weren't available on the original release, including two brand new original songs plus covers of AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" and AEROSMITH's "Rats in the Cellar".

FULL THROTTLE is out now worldwide on CD, as well as limited edition coloured double vinyl in the following quantities and colours:

100 - Ghost White Marble
200 - Hot Rod Red/Yellow
300 - Massive Pink
400 - Black

Get FULL THROTTLE now on CD and coloured vinyl in Europe at http://webstore.earache.com/massive. FULL THROTTLE is also available now on iTunes, including all four bonus tracks, at http://bit.ly/fullthrottle-itunes

 The Black Angels Release EP.

The Black AngelsThursday 24th July 2014
The Black Angels are excited to announce that their new offering Clear Lake Forest is out now via Blue Horizon. Clear Lake Forest saw a limited vinyl release on Record Store Day, but the 7-track set sees a much wider release today in a variety of formats, including 12" clear vinyl, CD and digitally. To celebrate, the band has unveiled a video for 'The Flop'. The clip meshes the band's performance of the song with some hypnotizing graphics.

NME gave the release an 8/10, saying that "The Black Angels' psych scholarship pays dividends here." Clear Lake Forest cut 'Diamond Eyes' premiered via Consequence of Sound, who called it a "highly refined slice of blues-meets-psych-rock, with singer Alex Maas delivering his sun-baked croon over swirls of hazy feedback and guitars that zig-zag like rainbow-colored basilisks."

Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany him on a sonic journey: "After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where 7 tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake."

Once again, The Black Angels (Christian Bland - guitar, drone machine/organ; Alex Maas - vocals, bass, organ, drone machine; Stephanie Bailey - drums, percussion; Kyle Hunt - keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar; Jake Garcia - guitar, bass) prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre's kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future.

Clear Lake Forest tracklist:
1. Sunday Evening
2. Tired Eyes
3. Diamond Eyes
4. The Flop
5. An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street
6. The Executioner
7. Linda's Gone

 The Graveltones Tour Dates.

The GraveltonesWednesday 23rd July 2014
London’s hotly tipped, blues soaked, garage rock ‘n’ rollers THE GRAVELTONES are excited to announce a new single “Bang Bang” that will be released on the 8th September 2014. The single is taken from their debut album ‘Don’t Wait Down’, that was released through the bands own independent label Lagoon Dog Records and distributed by RSK Entertainment.

The band will also be heading out on a full regional UK tour this August / September.

With lyrics being compared to Bob Dylan, riffs to Rage Against The Machine, vocals to Howling Wolf and beats to Bonham, it’s easy to see why the dynamic duo have been stirring up such a frenzy on the London scene amongst music press and fans alike. Having smashed their way through their pledge campaign, the band recorded their debut at Monnow Valley and Miloco Studios and was produced by The Graveltones along with the producer Charlie Francis (REM, The Noisettes, Future Of The Left). The album was re-released in March as a deluxe edition featuring new tracks.

2013 was a hugely successful year for the band, having released their eponymous debut EP to rave reviews with Londonist naming #1 in the ‘Top London Bands To Watch In 2012’. The band have played an impressive 350 shows across the UK, Europe and Australia, including 4 UK tours with the likes of The Temperance Movement and American rockers Rivals. They also landed sync deals with the Irish Lottery and cosmetic giants Rimmel who took advantage of their phenomenal studio sound using the bands 1st single ‘I Want Your Love’ to front their national TV advertising campaign against the face of Kate Moss.

2014 is sure to see the band cement their position as one of the most exciting new live acts. The band will be heading out on a full UK regional tour and will be playing at Download Festival 2014.

Summer/Autumn Tour Dates
Sat 19th July Steelhouse Festival, EBBW Vale
Thur 21st Aug Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
Fri 22nd Aug Yardbirds, Grimsby
Sat 23rd Aug Stereo, Glasgow
Mon 25th Aug Roadhouse, Manchester
Tue 26th Aug Oobleck, Birmingham
Thur 28th Aug Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Fri 29th Aug Underworld, London
Sat 30th Aug Jersey Rock, Jersey
Mon 1st Sep Joiners, Southampton
Tue 2nd Sep Louisiana, Bristol
Wed 3rd Sep The Forum, Tunbridge Wells

 Cheap Girls Tour Dates.

Cheap GirlsWednesday 23rd July 2014
Cheap Girls have just announced their UK tour. Following U.S. tours with the likes of Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem & The Hold Steady, the band will come to these shores for the following dates:

11 November LEEDS Cockpit 2
12 November GLASGOW 13TH NOTE
13 November MANCHESTER Star & Garter
14 November LONDON The Dome (Tufnell Park)
15 November SOUTHAMPTON Joiners
16 November KINGSTON Fighting Cocks
17 November BRISTOL The Exchange

The UK shows will be the first chance to hear new material from their album debut for Xtra Mile Recordings, Famous Graves (out now). You can hear three tracks from the album here in live session, incl. 'Knock Me Over' which gained radio support at XFM & Amazing Radio.

 Headbanger Balls Tour Is Go..

Headbangers BallWednesday 23rd July 2014
UK thrash giants ONSLAUGHT have been announced as the final Headliner of this year's HEADBANGERS BALLS tour.

After incredible reviews for their latest album VI and a storming international tour ONSLAUGHT are a band that are once again ripping up venues around Europe. The thrash legends head up an eclectic mix of rock and metal at all day show at The Flapper in Birmingham on 6th December. ONSLAUGHT join headliners FLESHROT London 15th November, SAVAGE MESSIAH Manchester 8th November and BULL RIFF STAMPEDE Gloucester, 13th December in leading the four main all day shows making up this years exciting tour.

Andy Pilkington of the HEADBANGERS BALLS said “we're truly honoured that the ONSLAUGHT boys see us as a worthwhile cause. They'll be leading an already exceptional line up including main support act Beholder, Martyr De Mona, Warlord UK, Morgue Orgy, Left For Red, Reign of Fury and more. We're dedicated to making this show an exciting blend of old masters and newest talent from the area, following our blueprint in 2014 of showcasing the best each area has to offer."

The HEADBANGERS BALLS have teamed up with the BEARDFEST festival to host the Birmingham event. BEARDFEST will be helping to raise money for Teen Cancer Trust and with ONSLAUGHT on board as headliner, this is one event that will be a highlight of the metal calendar in 2014.

Earache Record's SAVAGE MESSIAH have powered their way on the European scene with a reputation for highly charged live shows, and will lead an exceptional rock lineup including Collibus, Babylon Fire, I.C.O.N, Line of Fire, and the immense talent of Massive Wagons among others. The show is in partnership with Viper events.

Death metal masters FLESHROT, newly re-formed for 2014, join a London show partnered with Chaotic Tapestry Management, who represent several of the bands on the bill such as Taunton's Flayed Disciple, Virus, Meta-Stasis, One For Sorrow and new boys on the block Reprisal. Also announced for this brutal billing are Morgue Orgy, and of course the hosts of the tour Reign of Fury. The show will cater for even the heaviest tastes and is sure to make it's mark in one of the best young music venues in London, Boston Music Rooms.

BULL RIFF STAMPEDE, one of the UK's hottest thrash metal properties, lead a Gloucester show at new venue OLYMPUS THEATRE in partnership with Nerva Events, bringing a much needed hub to one of the most vibrant metal regions in the UK. Reign of Fury will be playing to their first home crowd on a Headbangers Balls date, and with bands such as Seprevation, Lifer, and Hellbound this will be the biggest collection of South West talent seen on one lineup for some time.

The tour will also be teaming up with several local promoters to take in in several free warm-up shows leading up to the all day events, with bands like Anihilated, Collapse and Spirytus on board.

To date the Headbangers Balls project has raised over £12,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, and this year has seen its supporters even more involved than ever with the Hairy Balls Challenge raising over £5000, and their Kickstarter Campaign release of the 2014 compilation album reaching the funding target it just 3 hours.

 Billy The Kid Streams New Single.

Billy The KidWednesday 23rd July 2014
Canadian songwriter Billy the Kid will release her fourth album ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’ on 8th September 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings on a worldwide release. It was produced by Frank Turner, who also plays on the record alongside The Sleeping Souls drummer Nigel Powell. Tracklisting is below and it can be pre-ordered here -http://bit.ly/1hkNapW. With recent single ‘Back To You’ already receiving plays on Radio 1, 6Music and Amazing Radio, Billy will follow this up with a double A-side single featuring ‘Phone Bills’ and The Quarry’ – set for release on 8th September. You can stream ‘Phone Bills’ now. Billy will also be playing a few shows in the UK in September before heading back for a support run with the one and only Billy Bragg across America and Canada. Full dates are:

AUGUST
29 Bristol Birdcage, UK
31 Leeds Brudenell, UK
SEPTEMBER
01 Manchester The Castle, UK
03 London Black Heart, UK

SUPPORTING BILLY BRAGG
12 Chicago City Winery, USA
15 Cleveland Music Box Supper Club, USA
17 New York City Winery, USA
18 New York City Winery, USA
19 Riverhead, NY Suffolk Theatre, USA
20 Bellow Falls, VT Bellow Falls Opera House, USA
22 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall, USA
23 Fredericton, NB The Playhouse, Canada
24 Charlottetown, PE PEI Brewing Company, Canada
25 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Canada
27 St John’s, ND Cochrane United Church, Canada

Billy says of ‘Horseshoes & Hand Grenades’, “I definitely took Frank's lead as far as how to approach the recording process. Eventually it became apparent that we were a pretty good team but he came up with the concept of recording ‘live off the floor’ which I think contributed a lot to the finished product… I just think it sounds badass.” It is badass. Billy’s voice is immediately introduced on album opener ‘Phone Bills’, while Nigel’s ricocheting drums hesitate, roll and jump ahead of her, then everything collides in synchronicity. ‘The Quarry’’s sublime picking leads into evocative lines about fleeing an unnamed town, the stumbling drums playing the part of unknown pursuers’ rapidly gaining footsteps.

All of Billy’s previous DIY-driven projects were crafted with the aid of money garnered from crowd sourcing campaigns. Fans have also helped her tour Europe, become her penpal for a year in exchange for album funding, and even helped her get home when stranded in London with no money. With no flight back home and no way of working she decided to launch a pre-order campaign for a children’s book and with all of the interest she garnered from this, Billy managed to save enough money for the flight required. It’s this innovative thinking and dedication to her talents that have not only kept fans on board,