Calvin Harris And Kasabian To Headline V Festival.

V FestivalMonday 2nd March 2015
V Festival 2015, sponsored by Virgin Media, is pulling out all of the stops to celebrate 20 years since it opened its gates ‘96, unveiling an incredible home-grown line up. Global platinum-selling artist Calvin Harris and Iconic rockers Kasabian are today announced as the headliners for V Festival’s Virgin Media stage.

Taking place across the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd August 2015, the local lads from Leicester and the DJ from north of the border will be joined by a host of music heavyweights to ensure V Festival sees out its second decade in style.

Joining the headliners across the two festival sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire will be a supporting cast of Britain’s finest talent and biggest names. Music lovers with this summer’s hottest ticket will also see performances from recent four-time Grammy and 2015 Brit winner Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, The Script, Hozier, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Brit winners Paloma Faith and James Bay, Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Clean Bandit, Kodaline, Ella Henderson, Nero and Courteeners plus many more to be announced across four stages at the two festival sites.

Making his debut on top of the bill, Calvin Harris said: “V Festival is always an incredible time and I can't wait to headline it this year. See you there!”

Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno, said: “V is for victory, V is for voodoo, V is for vacuum cloud, V is for very very very very excited. See you in the fields!”

The hugely popular Glee Club Comedy Tent also returns as the festival’s fifth stage this year, with a hilarious line-up that will be announced in the coming months.

Festival Director, Simon Moran comments: “We wanted to champion British talent at this year’s festival and with the likes of Calvin and Kasabian leading the way we don’t think it’ll disappoint. The eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars, with a few more in the pipeline, means that once again there is something for everyone at V Festival.

“It’s incredible to think what V has achieved in two decades. When we started out in ‘96, we were two stages and one tent, with the northern site only hosting one day of acts. Since then we’ve hosted some of the most iconic acts from around the world. Here’s to another decade!”

Over the festival weekend there’ll also be sets from The Kooks, Marina & The Diamonds, The Proclaimers, Jess Glynne, Andy C, Imelda May, Gregory Porter, Fuse ODG, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, Hannah Wants, Reverend & the Makers, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Annie Mac.

The glamorous V Style camping will also return for its fifth year. V Style is now an established part of the V Festival family, giving music fans the chance to experience the best of both worlds – enjoying a mix of music and comedy and relaxing at pampering stations and in ready built bell tents, huts, and luxury yurts.

Festival Director, Bob Angus comments: “As in previous years, we want to again emphasise how important it is for fans to buy their tickets from official outlets listed on VFestival.com. This will ensure they don’t miss out on what promises to be an non-stop fun-packed weekend.”

Tickets go on sale from March 6th at 9am with fans advised to visit www.vfestival.com, where all official outlets are detailed. V organisers again stress to fans that purchasing tickets from unofficial outlets could lead to disappointment.

The full line up includes: Kasabian, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, The Script, Hozier, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Paloma Faith, James Bay, Olly Murs, Chvrches, Imelda May, Kodaline, Ella Henderson, Nero, Reverend & the Makers, The Courteeners, Marina & The Diamonds, The Proclaimers, Tom Jones, Jess Glynne, Andy C, The Kooks, Gregory Porter, Fuse ODG, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, Hannah Wants, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Annie Mac.

 Zoax To Support Fearless Vampire Killers.

ZoaxMonday 2nd March 2015
ZOAX are happy to announce that they are heading out on tour in the UK with Fearless Vampire Killers in May. The band can't wait to get back on the road supporting their new EP 'Is Everybody Listening'. See all tour dates below.

Adam Carroll (vocals) comments: “We're really excited to be going out on tour with Fearless Vampire Killers in May, I absolutely hope for their sake they like cans because we're going to have a great time."

ZOAX new EP 'Is Everybody Listening?' is out now via Century Media and was produced and engineered by Derya Oisin Nagle, Ciaran O' Shea and Adam "Nolly" Getgood, Mixed and Mastered by Adam "Nolly" Getgood and is available here: http://smarturl.it/zoaxepITUNES
http://smarturl.it/zoaxepAMAZONMP3

Watch the video for 'Lonely Souls' here: http://youtu.be/9Mk5hxjJW6E

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

ZOAX live:
(supporting Fearless Vampire Killers)
15.03. UK Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
16.03. UK Sheffield, Corporation
17.05. UK Leeds, The Key Club
18.05. UK Nottingham, Rock City Basement
19.05. UK Bristol, Exchange
21.05. UK Brighton, The Haunt
22.05. UK Southampton, Joiners

 Coldrain Reveal New Video Ahead Of Papa Roach Support Slot.

ColdrainMonday 2nd March 2015
Nagoya, Japan rock band, coldrain, have today unveiled a brand new live video for the ‘Timebomb’. The video was shot during the band’s headline tour last summer in Tokyo to a sold out audience of 5000 fans.

Check it out here: http://youtu.be/gtMsD35Ibs4

‘Timebomb’ is taken from the bands first internationally released album ‘The Revelation’ which won critical acclaim upon its release last summer through Hopeless Records.

coldrain are hitting the road with Papa Roach this month.

Full dates below.

COLDRAIN (supporting Papa Roach)
• MAR 8 Norwich, University of East Anglia
• MAR 10 Bristol, 02 Academy
• MAR 11 Southampton, Guildhall
• MAR 12 London, Roundhouse
• MAR 14 Glasgow, Barrowland
• MAR 15 Manchester, Academy
• MAR 17 Birmingham, 02 Academy
• MAR 18 Nottingham, Rock City

 Texas Announce December UK Tour.

TexasMonday 2nd March 2015
Texas have celebrated their 25th anniversary with the release of their incredible new album ‘Texas 25’ which stormed in at #5 in the official UK album chart and #1 in the Independent chart. With a forthcoming sold out spring tour commencing next month, Texas have announced a four date UK tour this December which sees them perform at some of the UK’s iconic venues.

This year marks 25 years of Texas, in which time they have sold over 38 million albums, toured across the world and been awarded with an Ivor Novello Award. ‘Texas 25’ contains four brand new songs and highlights from the bands greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked for 2015 with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele).

Recorded in the Queens studio of Truth & Soul and mixed at The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach’s Nashville studios, working on ‘Texas 25’ was a chance for Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri and the boys to hear Black Eyed Boy, Halo, I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What You Want, Summer Son, The Conversation with new ears. 'It was incredible to be able to reflect on our body of work after 25 years and rework the tracks in a way that somehow is the very essence of what we've always been about, soul music.' says Sharleen.


Full UK tour dates:
Sunday 13th December London, Roundhouse
Tuesday 15th December Bristol, Colston Hall
Wednesday 16th December Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
Friday 18th December Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Presale tickets are available via Ticketmaster from Wednesday 4th March at 9am. General tickets are on sale from Friday 9th March at 10am.

 The Lounge Kittens Unleash New video Ahead Of Steel Panther Tour.

Lounge KittensFriday 27th Feburary 2015
The Lounge Kittens have released a brand new video, alongside details of their first official release. 'Just The Tip' will be released via their own Grweat Records label on April 8th.

Gearing up to hit the road for their biggest tour yet with STEEL PANTHER, The ‘Kittens have also released their own take on the headliners gross-out video ‘Gloryhole’ – check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G1WGfkarb0

Jen Kitten explains the thinking behind the 6 track mini-album:

“The demand from the fans for us to release an album has been overwhelming and we’re really excited to share our music with people in a completely new way via the release of our mini-album ‘Just the Tip…’. We thought long and hard about what songs to include on the EP as we wanted to show the true variety of our musical passions, genre tastes, naughtiness and vocal range. So we’re off on tour with Steel Panther on their ‘All You Can Eat’ tour and managing to keep a modicum of ladylike restraint by only giving you ‘Just The Tip’…hahah...save yourself for another day, there’s plenty more to come from us!” ?

The full track listing is as follows:

1) Party Hard (Andrew WK cover)
2) Duality (Slipknot cover)
3) SeanAPaul Medley
4) Rollin (Limp Bizkit cover)
5) I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith cover)
6) Gloryhole (Steel Panther cover)

The Lounge Kittens first crossed the path of public consciousness one year ago when they unleashed their interpretation of Limp Bizkit's 'Rollin' via YouTube. Armed only with a piano and perfect three-part harmonies, the video quickly went viral, catching the attention of one Mr Fred Durst, who loved what he saw and heard. So much so that five months later, The Lounge Kittens were stood on the main stage of the SONISPHERE festival, jamming 'Rollin' with the rap metal legends themselves.

Subsequent interpretations - the word "cover" does not really do the Kittens's work justice - of Andrew WK and Slipknot have seen the trend of official originator endorsement continue, with Andrew WK describing the trio as "The partiest kittens in the world", and Slipknot's Corey Taylor proclaiming his love for their version of 'Duality'.

Appearances at festivals including the likes of SONISPHERE and GLASTONBURY saw packed tents and excitement over the summer of 2014, earning them enough fans to carry out their own headline tour in the winter.
Now, just over a year since they first uploaded a video to YouTube in the hope of making a few people laugh, they prepare for a mammoth tour which will put them in front of tens of thousands of people, including a performance at the world renowned Wembley Arena.

Catch them at the following shows:

THE LOUNGE KITTENS
(Supporting STEEL PANTHER with SKINDRED)
?March 2015?
6th- Manchester- O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT?
7th- Manchester- O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT?
9th- Glasgow- O2 Academy - SOLD OUT?
10th- Newcastle- O2 Academy - SOLD OUT?
12th- Wolverhampton- The Civic Hall - SOLD OUT?
13th- Leicester- O2 Academy - SOLD OUT?
14th- London- Wembley Arena

'Just The Tip' is released via Grweat Records April 8th.
Pre-orders are available here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/gloryhole/id971733710?i=971733716&uo=4

http://www.theloungekittens.com/#!shop--cart/c9kj

 Dan Reed Announces Solo Album And UK Tour.

Dan ReedFriday 27th Feburary 2015
Dan Reed is pleased to announce the release of the new solo album “Transmission” on March 30th. Dan will also tour the UK with Danny Vaughn (Tyketto) through March and April 2015 – “Snake Oil & Harmony Tour”.

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Dan Reed achieved world wide acclaim with the Dan Reed Network. Signed in 1987, the band went on to sell 2 million records worldwide. They undertook European tours with the likes of Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Midnight Oil, and performed in America with Run DMC and toured with UB40. Part of the funk rock movement, the band released three albums with Polygram between 1989 and 1992, working producer greats Bruce Fairbairn, and Nile Rogers, while managed by Bill Graham and Q-Prime respectively. Following the split of DRN, Reed took a long hiatus from the music business in early 2003 and spent 4 years in Northern India and Jerusalem, living in a Tibetan Monastery and studying religions while in the Middle East. Coming back to music in 2009 he now performs extensively throughout Europe and the United States, both with his solo band and DRN and has in recent years performed at the ‘Sweden Rock Festival’ and England’s ‘Download Festival’ twice. Currently Dan is work with the other members of DRN on new material for a possible DRN album to be released in 2016.

His third solo album, “Transmission”, once again showcases Dan Reeds gift for songwriting and his unique and powerful vocals. This is an album that will sate all Dan Reed aficionados and win him a host of new fans. From the slow groove of album opener “Broken Soul” to the moving album closer “She’s Not You”, this an album with an abundance of melody, hooks and above all songwriting of the highest order. “Transmission” tracklisting is as follows:


Broken Soul
Roll the Dice
Drive
Anywhere But Here
Bending the Light
Arm Yourself
Fire in the Pyramid
You're All I Need
On the Metro
Ear to the Track
What Dreams May Come
Already There
She's Not You

Dan Reed will also team up with Danny Vaughn (Tyketto) for a full UK tour this March 2015. The “Snake Oil & Harmony Tour” will see Dan play some of his best loved songs from throughout his career including new album “Transmission”. UK Dates 2015 are as follows

Tue 24th March Sutton In Ashfield, Diamond Club
Wed 25th Chester, Live Rooms
Thurs 26th Liverpool, O2 Academy
Fri 27th Bolton, The Railway
Sat 28th Sheffield, The Corporation
Sun 29th Grimsby, Yardbirds, Rock Club
Tue 31st London, The Underworld
Wed 1st April Wolverhampton, The Slade Rooms
Thurs 2nd Newcastle, The Cluny
Fri 3rd Edinburgh, Bannermans
Sat 4th Ballymena, The Diamond

 Finch announcne Tour Supports.

FinchFriday 27th Feburary 2015
SUPPORT ACTS CONFIRMED FOR UPCOMING UK TOUR - TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!

Finch are pleased to confirm that Fort Hope and Only Rivals will support them on their upcoming UK tour, this May/June. Tickets are priced at £17.50 regionally and £20 in London and go on sale today! Tickets are available from www.seetickets.com – dates are as follows:
Wed 27 May 2015 Glasgow Garage
Thu 28 May 2015 Newcastle University
Fri 29 May 2015 Manchester Academy 2
Sun 31 May 2015 Norwich Waterfront
Mon 01 Jun 2015 Brighton Concorde2
Tue 02 Jun 2015 London Koko
Wed 03 Jun 2015 Bristol Marble Factory
Finch released their latest studio album, Back to Oblivion, last October via Spinefarm Records. The album was their first full length album in over nine years.

 Fearless Vampire Killers Go Tour Crazy.

Fearless Vampire KillersFriday 27th Feburary 2015
Currently out on a huge UK / EU tour with the fabulous, In This Moment, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS are elated to announce their biggest UK headline tour, to date! These dates were rescheduled from the previously announced February tour, so any tickets purchased for that tour, will now be valid for these new dates.

"Bring on this headline tour! We're all very excited to finally get these dates out there. Our fans have been very patient after the rescheduling we had to do, and we also feel like the extra time has really given us chance to get to grips with more songs from 'Unbreakable Hearts'",
explains co-frontman, Kier Kemp.
"We've also really mixed up the supporting bill. We love the energy that "Myth City" bring, and our German friends 'Annisokay' have been doing great things recently, playing alongside bands like 'Falling In Reverse' - this is going to be one hell of a tour!"

'The Unbreakable Hearts Tour' will kick off on May 4th with a total of 16 shows around the country, ending at Southampton Joiners.

Support will come from German melodic metalcore quintet, 'Annisokay' (May 4th - May 13th) , London based groove bruiser's, ZOAX (May 15 - May 22nd) and Midlands based 'Myth City' (May 4th - May 8th + May 13th - May 22nd)

Tour Dates:

May 4th - Norwich Arts Centre
May 5th - Oxford, O2 Academy
May 6th - Plymouth, The Hub
May 7th - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
May 8th - London, The Underworld
May 10th - Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
May 11th - Glasgow, King Tuts
May 12th - Manchester, Sound Control
May 13th - Liverpool, O2 Academy 3
May 15th - Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
May 16th - Sheffield, Corporation
May 17th - Leeds, The Key Club
May 18th - Nottingham, Rock City Basement
May 19th - Bristol, Exchange
May 21st - Brighton, The Haunt
May 22nd - Southampton, Joiners

The band are also thrilled to announce that they have been invited back out on tour with Black Veil Brides on their EU tour this March, with one, completely sold out London Show on March 15th at the Electric Ballroom!

“The Electric Ballroom is amazing! We’ve never actually performed there, so for us to play a sold out show is very exciting. It’s the perfect warm up for our second trip to the mainland in a month. It’s all a bit mind boggling, bring it on!” Kier Kemp (Vox/Guitar)

 Hardcore Superstar To Head Out On UK Tour.

Hardcore SuperstarFriday 27th Feburary 2015
Hardcore Superstar are pleased to announce the release of their new album “HCSS” on 20th April, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

The album is produced by the band and mixed by Joe Barresi (Slipknot, Queens Of The Stone Age, Soundgarden, etc…). To reinvent themselves and find the feeling and the vibe that inspired them in the first place, Hardcore Superstar went back to their old demos form 1994. The result is a fresh and contemporary album that doesn’t forget the core roots of the band’s music.

Hardcore Superstar say “Basically - to reinvent ourselves we had to go back to the summer of -94 when we first started this band and through that get in contact with the feeling and the vibe that inspired us in the first place. That same philosophy goes for the whole album - how we approached the recordings, artwork, choice of the right guy to mix the album and so on. In a way we are backtracking our roots to show ourselves why we once started this band. What we found out is that the very things that got us together in the first place are the same things that still get us going. So this is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in!”

“Glue” was the first single taken from “HCSS” (released in October 2014); the band will release the second single "Touch The Sky" on 9th March.

The band will also embark on a full European/UK tour this March. The “Touch The Sky Tour” kicks off in London and will see the band performing “HCSS” prior the release.

Hardcore Superstar was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1997. They released their debut “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1998. In 2000, seven of these songs were re-released with additional repertoire globally in the LP “Bad Sneakers And A Pina Colada”. Multiple tracks rose to #1 on the charts. In 2001, “Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves)” was issued, and “No Regrets” following in 2003.

Track List

1. Don’t Mean Shit
2. Party ‘Till I’m Gone
3. The Cemetery
4. Off With Their Heads
5. Fly
6. The Ocean
7. Touch The Sky
8. Growing Old
9. Glue
10. Messed Up For Sure

UK Tour Dates
Wed 11th Mar London, The Garage
Thu 12th Mar Swansea, The Scene
Sat 14th Mar Manchester, Academy 3
Sun 15th Mar Edinburgh, Studio 24
Tue 17th Mar Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Wed 18th Mar Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Thu 19th Mar Chester, Live Room
Fri 20th Mar Southampton, Talking Heads

 Dope Announce UK Tour.

DopeFriday 27th Feburary 2015
American Industrial Metallers DOPE have signed to Steamhammer/ SPV to release their upcoming sixth studio album, ‘Bloodmoney Pt. 1’ in September, and have announced a slew of UK tour dates supporting the reactivated COAL CHAMBER alongside SOIL and AMERICAN HEADCHARGE in May.

“Finally, after more than 15 years, we will make our first ever trip to the UK!” says frontman Edsel Dope. “We've been patiently waiting for the perfect UK tour opportunity. This Coal Chamber reunion was undeniably the opportunity we've been waiting for. What an exciting time!”

Dates are:-
May 20 – Leeds, (Uni Stylus)
May 21 – Norwich, (UEA LCR)
May 22 – Warwick, (Copper Rooms)
May 23 – Nottingham, (Rock City)
May 24 – Glasgow, (ABC)
May 26 – Bristol, (Motion)
May 27 – Exeter, (Lemon Grove)
May 28 – Brighton, (Concorde 2)
May 29 – Wolverhampton, (Wulfrun)
May 30 – Manchester, (The Ritz)
May 31 – London, (Koko)

 Helloween To Release 14th Studio Album.

HelloweenFriday 27th Feburary 2015
HELLOWEEN are one of the most influential and internationally successful acts of the global metal scene. With the release of their 14th studio album due on 1st June, the pumpkin heads are set to further cement their title as the founding fathers of German melodic speed metal.

The band's first self-titled EP was released in 1985, making their new album My God-Given Right the celebratory marker for their impressive 30 year career.
The forthcoming album is now available for pre-order exclusively via Nuclear Blast: http://smarturl.it/HELLOWEEN-GodgivenNB


My God-Given Right was recorded between October 2014 and February 2015 at the bands very own MiSueno Studio in Tenerife, with long term producer Charlie Bauerfeind (BLIND GUARDIAN, HAMMERFALL) handling production and recording duties.

The enchanting artwork was once again created by graphic guru Martin Häusler (BON JOVI, QUEEN, GOTTHARD) and will also be available as a 3D Lenticular print.

Martin Häusler comments his recent creation:
“We tried to built a world of ideas, keeping the "classical HELLOWEEN" elements, like the pumpkins on the one hand and a complete new look on the other, just like we did it the years before, working on a HELLOWEEN artwork. A first inspiration came from the album title My God-Given Right and some of the song titles like ‘Swing Of A Fallen World’, ‘Lost In America’, ‘Battle´s Won’ etc. During my research I stumbled upon the Blockbuster "Day After Tomorrow" and the idea of just leaving the world to the “pumpkins” was born. The most challenging part of this artwork was to have both, the Limited Edition and the 11" Earbook provided with a 3D-Lenticular-cover (a full 3D cover, visible without 3D glasses). That’s the reason the entire artwork was done 'in one piece', using a 3D program…we did not want one of those 'cheap Lenticular-covers, done by converting a 2d-version', but the best possible real 3D result: So don’t get any other versions – this will be a true collector’s item!”

Frontman Andi Deris states:
”I never know how, but somehow we did it once again…the albums really rocks and kicks some major asses!!! We had the best folks with us to make this possible.
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind and Martin Häusler, who made a massive 3D artwork this time, WITHOUT stressing the whole color range ;-)”

Adds guitarist Michael Weikath:
”... this proves what a bit of snow not only is able to, but really causes! I personally hate snow and the cover shows that too much of everything is never good. Just like Andi Deris, I’m very happy about the new album.”

Their most recent studio effort, Straight Out Of Hell saw HELLOWEEN entering the official German album charts on a sensational #4. Keeping this high position for five long weeks
and charting several other European Top 10 ranking as well as the US Billboard Top 100, Straight Out Of Hell is the most successful HELLOWEEN so far.

 Coal Chamber Announce New Album 'Rivals' And May UK Headline Tour.

Coal ChamberWednesday 25th Feburary 2015
Reactivated Los Angeles, California’s COAL CHAMBER are back and have confirmed to release their new album Rivals worldwide in May 2015 via Napalm Records! This is the band’s first new album in over thirteen years. With producer Mark Lewis at the helm, Rivals makes it seem as if COAL CHAMBER never took a break at all. They picked up right where they left off and have delivered what some may consider their best work to date.

In support of Rivals, COAL CHAMBER will be on a North American Headline Tour this Spring. Support on the tour will come from Filter, Combichrist and American Head Charge.

To celebrate the upcoming album and return of COAL CHAMBER with fans in Europe & the UK as well, the band has just unveiled an extensive UK & European tour! Catch a legend live:
As a band that stood as leaders at the forefront of new genres, constantly reinventing their sound and not fitting any mould except their own. With sold out tours, and millions of records sold, COAL CHAMBER owned the Scene from the mid nineties until their tumultuous breakup in May of 2002. Now they have returned to take their place at the top where they once were and intend to be there for years to come. Call it what you want, “The Return”, “The Second Coming of”, but no matter what you call it, be prepared for COAL CHAMBER to rule again.

Catch the band at the following UK dates:

MAY
20: LEEDS Stylus
21: NORWICH The LCR, UEA
22: WARWICK Uni Copper Rooms
23: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
24: GLASGOW o2 ABC
26: BRISTOL Motion
27: EXETER Lemon Grove
28: BRIGHTON Concorde 2
29: WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun
30: MANCHESTER The Ritz
31: LONDON Koko

 New City Kings To Support McBusted.

New City KingsWednesday 25th Feburary 2015
After their successful debut headline tour at the end of last year, New City Kings are getting back on the road as main support to pop-rock supergroup McBusted. From March, the anthemic sound of the Essex three-piece will be where it belongs, in arenas across the UK and Ireland, and will no doubt fill the room and win over the crowds.

The band have amassed fans from all over with their vigorous live set seeing them perform at festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, including South By Southwest, Bestival, and Toronto’s CMW. It’s also no surprise that the band’s ever-growing arsenal of infectious tracks has gained praise from industry figures and earned them a loyal following. Vocalist Mark Kovic, his brother & guitarist Ben Kovic, and drummer Ben Nyari combine insightful lyrics, powerful melodies and an undeniable energy, which makes for great music and an amazing show, so this tour will not be one to miss.

Tickets are available now from www.livenation.co.uk

March
12th - Glasgow SSE Hydro
13th - Glasgow SSE Hydro
16th - Newcastle Metro Direct Arena – Metro Radio
18th - Leeds Direct Arena
21st - Manchester Arena
22nd - Manchester Arena
24th - Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
28th - Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
29th - Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
31st - Liverpool Echo Arena

April
4th - London O2 Arena
5th - London O2 Arena
7th - Brighton Centre
9th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
10th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
13th - Bournemouth BIC
15th - Bournemouth BIC
18th - Nottingham Capital FM Arena
19th - Nottingham Capital FM Arena
21st - Dublin 3 Arena
22nd - Belfast Odyssey Arena

 Beartooth Announce More Tour Dates.

BeartoothWednesday 25th Feburary 2015
Fresh from their mind blowing all-out assault on the body and mind on the Kerrang! tour (which wrapped up this past weekend in London), Columbus, Ohio natives Beartooth are thrilled to announce their return to the UK this Summer to once again - start riots and mosh pits wherever they go.

In addition to the headline shows, they will they be performing at this years Slam Dunk Festival ( Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton) AND Beartooth will also be making their Download Festival debut!

To warm you up for the Summer festival season - the band have announced a handful of very intimate club shows. Joining Beartooth on the intimate headline shows are The Color Morale and Dead Harts. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Get your mosh shorts on and limber up - Beartooth are coming to a town near you…

May
18th Reading, The Bowery District
19th Bournemouth, The Anvil
20th Northampton, Roadmenders
21st Carlisle, Brickyard
22nd Edinburgh, Studio 24
23rd Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival
24th Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival
25th Wolverhampton, Slam Dunk Festival

June
12th Download Festival, Castle Donington

 Jettblack To Release New Album 'Disguises'.

JettblackWednesday 25 th Feburary 2015
JETTBLACK get ready to release brand new album ‘Disguises’ in April.

Watch the video for new single 'EXPLODE" here: http://youtu.be/2KV2EGhdY6U

Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 2007, and drawing inspiration from an era when rock bands had ‘entertaining an audience’ high on their list of things to do, JETTBLACK unleash incredibly well-crafted and hook laden, powerful melodic rock and roll.

With two albums under their belts ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ (2010), and ‘Raining Rock’, (2012) plus mini album Black Gold (2013), this four-strong outfit have continued to hone and polish their skills delivering stunning material that has built them a solid and growing fan base as well as a list of high profile admirers and collaborators. Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Udo Dirkschneider (Accept) and Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper) have all featured on JETTBLACK releases, sold on the quality and delivery of their songs.

None of JETTBLACK’S songs are conceived to stand in the corner, away from the spotlight; these are BIG, finely-crafted compositions with a built-in swagger, fuelled by the self-belief, passion and next level musicianship.

On the live circuit JETTBLACK have been strutting their stuff around the UK and Europe with sold out shows becoming more and more of a common occurrence. Blowing bands off of the stage is becoming second nature for them, as the live show has hit new heights and an unstoppable energy. Notably they’ve shared the stage with peers such as Papa Roach and appeared at a number of top festivals (Download, T In The Park, Hard Rock Hell, Sonisphere).

The band have now finished writing their third full length album, due for release in April on Cherry Red Records. Unveiling their first single ‘Explode’ vocalist/guitarist Will Stapleton said: “JETTBLACK has always done things their own way. There has never been a conscious effort to write in a certain style or pander to a certain trend or fashion. We’ve always had this attitude as we feel it is the only way to write something that will stand the test of time. This new album 'Disguises' is a full on reflection of that. It’s about never hiding behind something you aren’t. It may feel a little more serious and mature, but I think sometimes people forget we’ve been on a musical journey for 17 years as musicians, so we’re always evolving. Don’t worry though, it’s still full of huge choruses, massive riffs and and in your face production and we’re all really proud of the evolution!”

Full-on, boldly constructed and walking a fine and timeless line between the contemporary and the classic, JETTBLACK make absolutely no concession to the half-hearted or, well, the half-anything. This is glorious rock music – unashamedly loud ‘n’ proud, and delivered with power, passion, craft, and the secure knowledge that biggest can very often be best….
TRACKLISTING
1. Slaves
2. Explode
3. Poison Rain
4. Evidence
5. Disguises
6. Broken Bones
7. Black And White
8. Kick In The Teeth
9. Enemy
10. Human
11. Smoke And Mirrors

 Skarlet Riot Announce UK Shows.

Skarlett RiotWednesday 25th Feburary 2015
Fresh from their UK tour opening for Ozzy Osbourne/Firewind guitarist Gus G, critically acclaimed UK quartet Skarlett Riot are heading out on a short headline tour in March.

They precede these dates with an opening slot with the mighty Kamelot and Gus G at Islington Academy in London on March 14th.

Check out the new single ‘Rising’ here;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxBxe0KSgqA

 Reading And Leeds Festival Announce The Libertines As Final Headliner.

Reading And LeedsTuesday 24th Feburary 2015
Reading & Leeds Festivals are thrilled to announce The Libertines as the final of this year’s Main Stage headliners! The indie-rockers will bring the good ship Albion to the Festivals this summer, cementing a Reading & Leeds legacy which dates back to 2002.

Rising up through the Festivals’ billing, the legendary troubadours Peter Doherty, Carl Barât, Gary Powell and John Hassall made their Main Stage debut in 2003 and returned in 2004. The band blew the crowds away in 2010 when they famously reunited at the Festivals and now, for the first time, they will take their rightful place as Reading & Leeds headliners. With their long awaited new record in the works, their set will undoubtedly be one of the defining moments of Reading & Leeds 2015.

In an exclusive video message, Peter Doherty said: “I’ve just woken up and I can’t stop thinking about playing at Reading & Leeds.”

John Hassall said: "Really excited to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. There is a great vibe in the band and we should be doing some new songs too. So it'll be the best Reading and Leeds ever!”

Gary Powell said: "We are all extremely happy to be playing Reading and Leeds this year. As Reading and Leeds was the festival that graciously allowed us to perform back in 2010 at our first attempt at reforming, and the audience were amazing in their reception of us, it seems only right that we go back to the scene of the crime and do our best to not only replicate what we did back then - but do better, for the fans and friends we have met along the way. Here’s wishing 'us all' luck come R&L. We’ve all got a lot of work to do!!!!I for one am excited for the challenge and looking forward to seeing everybody!"

Festival boss Melvin Benn comments:
“What a band to announce as our third headliner. The Libertines are part of the Reading & Leeds family and I can’t wait for the boys to walk on to our Main Stages in their rightful place at the top of the bill.
“I’m excited to announce over 50 other phenomenally talented acts today who will bring amazing performances for our fans. I really think we’ve got the ultimate line-up this year. Where else can you see Kendrick Lamar on the same day as Deadmau5 and Years & Years, or Marmozets on the same day as Azealia Banks or Metallica, or All Time Low on the same day as Knife Party or Mumford & Sons!

“It’s almost exactly six months to the Festivals and I already can’t wait until August Bank Holiday weekend.

"Having spent some time reviewing the ticket price and talking to people about it I felt that where we had got to with the day price was too high and once I really examined it decided to go the whole hog and reduce it to £59.50. However, anyone thinking it’s a way to get the weekend including camping cheaper will be disappointed. It will not give access to the campsite as I'm creating new entrances for day ticket holders. It’s still great though for those that don't want to camp."

Over fifty further names are also revealed today, joining artists already announced for the Festivals including Main Stage headliners Mumford & Sons and Metallica, proving that Reading & Leeds is the Festival for true music fans.
MAIN STAGE
On the Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds, pop-punkers All Time Low will return to the Festival for the first time since 2012 with eagerly anticipated new album ‘Future Hearts’ in tow.

Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon have established themselves as the UK’s biggest and best metal crossover act, and will follow up their all-conquering sold out Wembley Arena headline show last year with a set immediately before Metallica on the Main Stage on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds. Their performance at the Festivals this summer is a European exclusive.

Grammy nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar will showcase his unparalleled ability and powerful wordplay in his debut performance at the Festivals, creative indie rock heroes The Maccabees will take the Main Stage and will play some tracks from their forthcoming album, Wakefield rock band and NME Outstanding Contribution to Music Winners The Cribs whose hotly anticipated new album ‘For All My Sisters’ will be released this March.

Panic! At The Disco will bring their incredible grown up pop-rock and infectious hooks back to the Main Stage, along with anthemic rock quintet Lonely The Brave, who return following their hugely successful set in 2014.

Pop Punk’s most exciting new band Neck Deep have set course for Reading & Leeds this summer to demonstrate exactly why they were named ‘Best Newcomer’ at last year’s Kerrang! Awards and West Yorkshire Festival favourites Marmozets will bring their incendiary live set back to Reading & Leeds as they graduate to Main Stage billing.

NME/BBC RADIO 1 STAGE
Following the release of their debut studio album ‘Abandon Ship’ late last year, electronic dance duo Knife Party return to the Festivals this summer for an extra special closing set on the Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds.
American rock band Limp Bizkit and rap prodigy Tyler, The Creator also join the bill, along with Birmingham indie poppers Swim Deep, inventive British art rock band Everything Everything, indie rock quartet Peace and North London production duo Gorgon City. Also revealed today are Math rock legends American Football, Liverpudlian band of the moment Circa Waves, beat-maker and prolific producer Jamie XX, leftfield pop musicians Glass Animals, emotionally charged Pennsylvania four-piece The Districts and Punk duo Slaves.

BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE
Boy Better Know featuring JME, Skepta, Wiley, Shorty, Solo 45, Maximum, Jammer & Frisco will be headlining the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage on the Sunday at Reading and the Friday at Leeds. Headed up by JME, brother Skepta and Wiley, they are the leading collective in Grime.
Also performing across the weekend are drum & bass duo Camo & Krooked, producer and techno artist Brodinski, Scottish production wizard Hudson Mohawke, mysterious R ’n’ B maestro Ben Kahn and My Nu Leng, who will bring their big bounding beats to the Festival. London based feel-good House duo Toyboy & Robin, New York electric pop duo Cardiknox, geek-step Midlander FTSE, electronic producer Porter Robinson presents his incredible Worlds live show, LA DJ Dillon Francis, and self-proclaimed ‘sad dance’ musician Tourist will also be performing.

THE LOCK UP/PIT STAGE
As one of the most influential pop punk bands of all time, and with a rich history at Reading & Leeds, New Found Glory return to headline The Lock Up on Friday at Reading / Saturday at Leeds. Three-time Grammy nominated titans of metal Mastodon will take top billing on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds.

Canadian hardcore heavyweights Cancer Bats also join the line-up, along with ex-My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, who brings his new project FrnkIero Andthe Cellabration. Swedish theatrical metallers Ghost, technical death metal band Gojira and reunited hardcore legends Modern Life Is War will rock the stage across the weekend. Anthemic punkers The Menzingers, Sheffield’s top metal band While She Sleeps, Southampton five piece Bury Tomorrow and rockers Simple Plan are also revealed for the Festival bill.

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
All three Festival Republic Stage headliners are revealed in today’s announcement, with a very special set from Django Django closing the stage on Friday at Reading / Saturday at Leeds. Indie rock veterans The Wombats will headline the stage on Saturday at Reading / Sunday at Leeds and fan favourite Frank Turner will bring a special solo set to Reading on Sunday / Leeds on Friday.

Legendary Irish rockers Ash will make a welcome return to Reading & Leeds, building on a rich history with the Festivals dating back to their first performance at Reading in 1995. Having recently announced their new album, their set will be yet another classic performance providing the soundtrack to the summer.

Also performing on the stage will be Canadian indie-pop quintet Alvvays, fast rising rockers Coasts, grunge revivalists Darlia and Australian indie sensation DMA’s. The soaring melodies of Jake Isaac, folky Sydney trio Little May, the socially observant hip-hop/rock of Ratboy, American baroque pop band San Fermin, young South Londoners The Bulletproof Bomb, the soaring rock of We Are The Ocean, irish rock-pop five piece Walking On Cars and Missouri garage punk brothers Radkey make the Festival Republic Stage the one-stop shop for all things on the rise, alongside some of the biggest names in music.

BBC 1XTRA STAGE
Now a well-established feature of Reading & Leeds, the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage will bring the absolute best in urban music across the three days of the Festival. Co-headlining on the Friday at Reading and the Saturday at Leeds are Harlem trap lord A$AP Ferg and hazy Brooklyn hip hop crew Flatbush Zombies, providing an incredible East coast double header of real rap music. Having finally dropped her long awaited debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ late last year, Azealia Banks returns to Reading & Leeds for one of her characteristically high octane live sets to headline the 1Xtra Stage on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds.

With one final headliner still to be revealed for the stage, the tent will host sets from Miami bass turntablist Craze, South London hip hop duo Krept & Konan, grime hero and UK trailblazer Lethal Bizzle and the fresh sounds of Essex rapper Nick Brewer. The line-up grows even further with the addition of genre-blurring urban DJ Oneman and the unique dream-rap of Pell. New York natives Ratking are one of the purest voices of modern underground rap music and this year marks their debut R&L performance alongside MOBO Award ‘Best Grime Act’ and BBC Sound Of runner up Stormzy. Brotherly hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd are also announced today.

Newly announced today:
The Libertines (Headliner)
A$AP Ferg
All Time Low
Alvvays
American Football
Ash
Azealia Banks
Ben Kahn
Boy Better Know
Bring Me The Horizon (European Festival Exclusive)
Brodinski
Bury Tomorrow
Camo & Krooked
Cancer Bats
Cardiknox
Circa Waves
Coasts
Craze
Darlia
Dillon Francis
Django Django
DMA’s
Everything Everything
Flatbush Zombies
Frank Turner (solo)
Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration

FTSE
Ghost
Glass Animals
Gojira
Gorgon City
Hudson Mohawke
Jake Isaac
Jamie XX
Kendrick Lamar
Knife Party
Krept & Konan
Lethal Bizzle
Limp Bizkit
Little May
Lonely The Brave
Marmozets
Mastodon
Modern Life Is War
My Nu Leng
Neck Deep
New Found Glory
Nick Brewer
Oneman
Panic! At the Disco
Peace
Pell
Porter Robinson
Radkey
Rae Sremmurd
Rat Boy
Ratking
San Fermin
Simple Plan
Slaves
Stormzy
Swim Deep
The Bulletproof Bomb
The Districts
The Maccabees
The Menzingers
The Wombats
Toyboy & Robin
Tourist
Tyler, The Creator
Walking On Cars
We Are The Ocean
While She Sleeps
Already announced:
Metallica (Headliner and UK Festival Exclusive)
Mumford & Sons (Headliner and England & Wales Festival Exclusive)
Bastille (England & Wales Festival Exclusive)
Catfish and The Bottlemen
Deadmau5
Hannah Wants
Jack Garratt
Jamie T
Manchester Orchestra
Pierce The Veil
Pretty Vicious
Rebel Sound
Refused
Royal Blood (UK Summer Festival Exclusive)
Run The Jewels
Wilkinson (Live)
Wolf Alice
Years & Years

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.

Weekend tickets £205.00 plus £8.00 booking fee + postage ? Day tickets Friday / Saturday / Sunday £59.50 plus £7.00 booking fee + postage ? Early entry permits £20 ? Campervan permits £75.00 ? Lockers £16.00 ? Reading car parking £10.00 ? Camping is included with weekend tickets only

Securing your ticket is even easier with the £50 instalment plan. To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2015, simply put down £50 to bag your place, then pay the balance in monthly instalments.

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

 Falling in Reverse Release Video For 'Just Like You'.

Falling In ReverseTuesday 24th Feburary 2015
Falling In Reverse's new album Just Like You is OUT NOW on Epitaph. Visit www.fallinginreverse.com to watch a new video for the title track ‘Just Like You’. Longtime Falling In Reverse collaborator Zach Merck directed the ‘Just Like You’ video, and it features cameos by wrestler Lorenzo "The Main Event" Antonucci, Danny Worsnop of We Are Harlot, Telle Smith of The Word Alive, and comedian Andy Dick.

Just Like You is the follow up to Falling In Reverse's 2013 release Fashionably Late. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart, #4 on the Modern Rock Albums chart, and #3 on the Top Independent Albums chart. Falling In Reverse's first album, The Drug in Me Is You debuted in the Billboard Top 20 in 2011.

In 2012, Alternative Press gave Falling In Reverse the title of Artist of the Year while Revolver named Ronnie Radke one of the 100 Greatest Living Rockstars. Additionally, Falling In Reverse/frontman Radke have been on numerous magazine covers worldwide, including Alternative Press, Las Vegas Weekly, Rocksound, Hysteria, and Kerrang!. In 2014, Kerrang! named Ronnie one of the 50 Greatest Living Rockstars in the World, in the company of Lemmy, Slash, Steven Tyler, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Falling In Reverse headlined the main stage at Warped Tour last summer followed by The Black Mass co-headline tour with Black Veil Brides. Over 55,000 tickets were sold with nearly every show selling out. Falling In Reverse kicked off 2015 headlining a tour across Europe. Shortly after, the band will make their first Australian appearance at this year's Soundwave Festival. This spring, Falling In Reverse will return to the U.S. to play Self Help Festival and Rock on the Range.

Just Like You is available for purchase at https://www.fallinginreverse.com.
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/just-like-you-deluxe-edition/id952788045

Streaming on Spotify http://open.spotify.com/album/0QkEWHtF9wIDfn1B7Bfoey

 Ashes To Release Debut EP.

AshesTuesday 24th Feburary 2015
Manchester band Ashes have announced details of their debut EP 'We Are The Darkness That Turn Into Light' - set to impact on 13th April.

Over the course of the past year, ASHES have been stowed away in various practice rooms and recording studios, writing what they believe to be the best music any of them have personally written to date.

Having formed from the ashes of a variety of different bands, they took this fact, and turned it into a name for the new project. The band first started out as a group of friends, chance meetings and the love of similar music, but quickly turned into something a little more serious than just writing songs for fun.

"We're all so excited about bringing this EP out, it really is a testament to everything we've been doing since the idea of Ashes started. We believe that they're all strong songs and we've been sitting on them for a while now. It will be amazing to finally share them." - Says founding member Benj Ashmead.

The band have also just hit the road with Glamour of the Kill, The Hype Theory and E of E, full tour dates are below.

A very limited run of physical EPs will be available to buy on the tour, including bonus tracks that feature Sid Glover of Heaven's Basement and Davey Richmond of Glamour of the Kill.

Check out the bands latest video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_moRO_NX8Ao

Tracklisting:
1.Intro
2.Cracks in your Halo
3.Broken
4.Live Like We Mean It
5.Rise Up
6.Alive

 Like A Storm To Support Black Veil Brides.

Like A StormTuesday 24th Feburary 2015
New Zealand's LIKE A STORM are joining forces with American rock band Black Veil Brides to spread some massive riffs over Europe in March 2015.

Matt Brooks comments:"It has always been a dream of ours to play in Europe. We can't wait to come over and tour with Black Veil Brides and Steel Panther!"

LIKE A STORM have made huge waves in the US scene, labeled "one of the hottest buzz bands out there right now," by National Rock Review. With a brand new album out through Century Media / Another Century, this year the storm spreads to Europe and the rest of the world.

The band of three brothers moved from Auckland, NZ to North America knowing no one. Renowned for their explosive live show, LIKE A STORM quickly climbed the ranks, having now toured arenas and large clubs all across the US with such heavy-weights as: Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Steel Panther, Shinedown, HellYeah & more.

LIKE A STORM’s brand new single, 'Love The Way You Hate Me' has been #1 on the biggest rock station in North America for 5 weeks. Its stateside success makes LIKE A STORM the highest-charting New Zealand rock act in US radio history. The track connected with listeners everywhere. When a new single typically lasts a few weeks at US radio, 'Love The Way You Hate Me' blasted for over 9 months! Outlasting singles from much more established acts.

The official video for 'Love The Way You Hate Me', which features a zombie mob of actual LIKE A STORM fans, has over 2 million views on Youtube.

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xhubIqV1CI
Their brand new album, 'Awaken The Fire' is one of the first releases from Century Media imprint ANOTHER CENTURY, and will be released all across Europe on March 16th, 2015. The pre-order is up and running, so make sure to head over to CM Distro to secure a copy: http://smarturl.it/atfCMDISTRO

To get a digital copy and instant access to 'Love The Way You Hate Me' click here:
http://smarturl.it/LASATFiTunes
http://smarturl.it/atfAMAZONMP3

'Awaken The Fire' track-listing:
1. Chaos
2. Love The Way You Hate Me
3. Wish You Hell
4. Break Free
5. Never Surrender
6. Become The Enemy
7. Southern Skies
8. Six Feet Under
9. Gangsters Paradise (Coolio cover version)
10. Ordinary
11. Nothing Remains (Nihil Reliquum)

LIKE A STORM live:
w/ Black Veil Brides
15.03. UK London–Electric Ballroom ***sold out***
16.03. F Paris- L’Olympia*
17.03. NL Amsterdam-013 *
18.03. DE Cologne- Essigfabrik
20.03. DE Frankfurt– Gibson
21.03. DE Munich– Theaterfabrik
22.03. CH Solothurn– Kofmehl
23.03. AT Vienna– Arena
25.03. PL Warsaw– Progresja
26.03. DE Berlin– Postbahnhof
27.03. DE Hamburg– Markthalle
29.03. DK Copenhagen– Amager Bio
30.03. SE Stockholm– Tyrol
01.04. FI Helsinki– The Circus
*with Steel Panther

 Camden Rocks Festival Adds More Bands.

Camden RocksTuesday 24th Feburary 2015
More names have been added to the already incredible line-up of acts playing this year’s huge Camden Rocks festival – taking place Saturday 30th May.

UK and US rock royalty comes together with Ginger Wildheart and Richie Ramone both being added to the bill. Other names including punk legends Anti Nowhere League and reformed Britpoppers Menswe@r perform a very special 20th anniversary show, alongside hot rock property Jettblack, Dolomite Minor, Brawlers and a whole host more – including a very special secret headline to be announced.

Having already announced the likes of Funereal For A Friend, ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Heavens Basement, proto-punk stalwarts The Dictators NYC, Black Spiders, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and more, this year’s Camden Rocks is set to be the biggest and best year. As well as using the legendary venues in Camden Town, Camden Rocks will also feature an outdoor stage in the Stables Market for the first time ever!

The line up for Camden Rocks so far includes (new additions in bold): Funeral For A Friend, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Ginger Wildheart, The Dictators NYC, Heavens Basement, Black Spiders, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Turbowolf, Anti Nowhere League, Richie Ramone, Menswear, Lawnmower Deth, Feed The Rhino, Vanilla Pod, Eureka Machines, Jettblack, Black Moth, Max Raptor, Martyr Defiled, Dolomite Minor, Polar, The Dirty Youth, God Damn, Little Matador, Brawlers, Baby Chaos, As Lions, Rob Lynch, Dingus Khan, Cypher16, Freeze The Atlantic, Attention Thieves, The One Hundred, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Demob Happy, Amaryllis, Samoans, The Carnabys, Creeper, LTNT, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Beasts, Hyena, Kyshera, Hunter & The Bear, The Scaramanga Six, Protafield, Dead!, Buffalo Summer, Buck & Evans, Monument, Axis Of, High Hopes, Death Remains, Oxygen Thief, iC1's, Under The Influence, Dead Sea Skulls, The Turning, The Wild Lies, EofE, Rival State, The Amorettes, New Device, State of Play, Reverted, Dirt, Stellify, The Fourfits, The Assist, Danny Wright, Mark Mathews & The One Ts, Venture, Matty James.

Looking forward to the festival, Ginger Wildheart says: "Last year’s Camden Rocks was the best fun I can imagine ever having without the use of straps and rabbits. I can't wait to play again this year. I've had a word with the police and they've said it's fine as long Chris McCormack accepts responsibility for me. See you at the bar, motherfuckers. I'll be the naked one covered in mud."

Richie Ramone, who performed and wrote with the Ramones from 1982 – 1987 says: “Camden with it's killer vibe, is always my favourite spot when I am in London. This year is extra special because the band is playing the Camden Rocks Festival, and I couldn't be happier. It has always been on my wish list, and I can't wait to hang out and see a bunch of cool bands, party, and hook up with old friends. Fuck yeah!”

Tickets are priced at £30 + booking fee and are available now from www.camdenrocksfestival.com.

Venues confirmed for Camden Rocks 2015 include: Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Proud Camden, Barfly, Jazz Cafe, Dingwalls, The Stables Outdoor Stage, The Foundry, The Barfly (Downstairs), Purple Turtle, Black Heart, Hawley Arms, Monarch, The Cuban, The Good Mixer, The Enterprise, Camden head, BrewDog, The Stillery, Dingwalls Canalside Bar, The Black Cap.

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 24th Feburary 2015
Hot on the heels of last week’s five band announcement, BLOODSTOCK is excited to reveal five more acts! With lots more still to reveal before August’s finest metal party can get started, there’s no slowing down at festival headquarters.

BLOODSTOCK are excited to welcome back thrash metal Brits LAWNMOWER DETH to the Sophie Lancaster Stage on Sunday. The band comment, “Motorbonce famously said, ‘if we move in next door, your lawn will die’. Quite what positioned our forefathers to even remotely claim knowledge of horticultural metal is well beyond us. Scott Ian famously said, ‘I am the law’. In fact, this simply proves that adult literacy levels within the metal genre are in line with that of the national average; quite shit, when he clearly cannot spell and meant LAWN. In a Nostradamus kind of way what these two legends of metal were pointing you to was... “Bloodstock 2015, when we move in you will die happy, we are Lawnmower and we is well excited. Let’s party like it’s 1988.”. If you caught the band at BLOODSTOCK in 2011, when they even had a six foot rabbit on stage during ‘Sumo Rabbit and His Inescapable Trap of Doom’ you’ll be well aware these guys are up for a good time. And if you didn't, check out the video at http://youtu.be/XnbJy7NN8VY.

Taking over the Sophie Stage on Friday, are raucous Brighton noisemakers OAF. Chief bellower Dom Lawson exclaims, "We, the mighty OAF, are honoured and delighted to have been invited back to our favourite festival. If you saw us in 2013, please don't hold that against us. Do come along and observe our ongoing descent into senility. If you haven't seen us before, we're like a middle-aged Royal Blood for people that don't wet the bed (and with added swearing). This will be a splendid occasion and we're tumescent with joy at the very thought of it. Cheers!" The band are currently writing their third album, set to be recorded later this year, and would like you know that this will be drummer Jim’s first BLOODSTOCK since his hip replacement. They’re not joking. Learn more about OAF at: http://www.facebook.com/themightyoaf.

Liverpudlian black metallers ETHEREAL will join the fray on the Sophie Stage on Saturday. The band are currently doing a stint with Marduk and Belphegor, supporting their first full-length album ‘Opus Aethereum’, released last month by Candlelight Records. Mixed by the renowned Wieslawski brothers (who you might know from their work with Behemoth) at Hertz Studio, Poland, the record simultaneously pays homage to and progresses beyond the blueprint of black metal. Watch the performance-based video for new song ‘Unholy Ungodly’ at: http://youtu.be/ZYSP2NlSSRs.

Sunday brings symphonic black metallers SAILLE all the way from Belgium to the Sophie Lancaster Stage. Expect to hear some new songs from their latest, third album ‘Eldritch’, released last November. Soak up the 7+ minutes of ‘Eater of Worlds’ via the lyric video at: http://youtu.be/-mDa9Pefqhw.

Bringing the mischief and mayhem on Friday to the Sophie Stage, are Dirty Sanchez lads PRITCHARD VS DAINTON. We’re sure there’ll be even more lunacy than their last visit. Not familiar? See what we’re talking about over at http://pritchardvsdainton.co.uk/.

Not got your tickets yet for the UK’s premier heavy metal festival? Hop over to http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 and grab ‘em now. There’s still time to sign up to BLOODSTOCK‘s very popular installment plan too, meaning you can split the price of your ticket into three manageable chunks. Just click the instalment option at the ticket link above.

All these awesome bands are already announced... Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus GODFLESH, CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, DELAIN, NAPALM DEATH, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, WOLF, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, MORDRED, DESTRAGE, ONSLAUGHT, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, and BAST. Stay tuned for more news to come!

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

 The Movielife Announce Third And Final UK Show.

MovielifeMonday 23rd Feburary 2015
After hinting at the possibility of coming to the UK since reforming late last year, The Movielife have confirmed they will play three UK shows in June 2015. In addition to previously announced dates at London Electric Ballroom on Thursday 18th June and Manchester Academy 2 on Saturday 20th June, the band has just added a third and final date on Friday 19th June in Birmingham O2 Academy 2. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10 am GMT.

With the original line-up of this highly influential Long Island band back together after over a decade since they played England--Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche) on vocals, Brandon Reilly (Nightmare of You) on guitar, Phil Navetta on bass, Evan Baken on drums and Dan Navetta on guitar--the band has reunited to play select cities around the world in 2015.

Caruana spoke with Noisey/Vice on their plans on getting back together after their hiatus: “We’re going to try to visit people around the world and around the United States when we can, but since we’re five dudes with five completely different lives and different careers, it’s not going to happen instantly the way people might want it to. We’re going to have to do what we can when we can. We’re basically just making decisions as far as playing shows in the future on what would make us happy and what we’d enjoy doing. The main goal for me with keeping The Movielife alive and playing shows for years to come is just to be happy doing it with all these guys.”

The Movielife UK tour dates 2015:
Thursday 18 June London Electric Ballroom
Friday 19 June Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Saturday 20 June Manchester Academy 2

Tickets for their forthcoming UK shows are on sale now.

 Gallows Release New Single.

GallowsMonday 23rd Feburary 2015
Kicking and snarling like a trapped rabid dog, Gallows are gearing up for the release of their new album ‘Desolation Sounds’, to be released April 13th through Venn/Play It Again Sam Records. Ahead of the release, they are primed to unleash a new track ‘Leather Crown’ as an Instant Grat track to anyone who has or is still yet to pre-order the album.
'Leather Crown is our hardcore opus,” explains guitarist Laurent ‘Lags’ Barnard. “It's fast, progressive and hits like a ten tonne hammer.”

On top of that, Gallows have announced that they will be joining the line-up for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival alongside their own dates in May. Once out of the traps, Gallows are going to get down to what they do best; battering our brains with punk rock.

‘Desolation Sounds’ is Gallows album number four. Titled after an expanse of water in frontman Wade MacNeil’s native Canada, it features ten songs, runs for 36 minutes and might just be the most bleakly beautiful, weighty and affecting collection of music you will hear this year.

Album pre-orders and exclusive bundles also available from gallows.co.uk
itunes link: http://geni.us/1Svr

Catch the band live at the following dates. Support will come from Nottingham based chaos merchants Baby Godzilla at the headline shows.

Tickets go on sale January 14th from kililive.com / seetickets.com

May
22nd Glasgow Cathouse
23rd Leeds Slam Dunk Festival
24th Hatfield Slam Dunk Festival
25th Wolverhampton Slam Dunk Festival
26TH London Garage
27th Manchester Sound Control

Listen to ‘Leather Crown’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur4cW64kVtY

 The Darkness Unleash New Song.

The DarknessMonday 23rd Feburary 2015
Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band THE DARKNESS. A new track ‘Barbarian’ is currently manfully straddling the information super highway and is a palate cleanser for their fourth album ‘Last Of Our Kind’, produced by guitarist Dan Hawkins. Penned in Ireland, where the band play a small but perfectly formed tour next month, the record is bursting with the very finest rock-based music available to mankind, as one might expect.

Out 1st June 2015, ‘Last of Our Kind’ will be released in partnership with Kobalt Label Services and is the first album to feature new drummer Emily Dolan Davies. She replaces original drummer Ed Graham who departed in mysterious circumstances. Having been drumming since 1999, Emily has played with everybody from the likes of Bono, Bryan Ferry and Tricky. Now she has shown herself to be equal to the ultimate music challenge.

Emily's ability is face-shatteringly evident in 'Barbarian’ – described by vocalist Justin Hawkins as having “not one but two dramatic monologues, a guitar solo that has been declared 'irresponsible', a riff that weakens lady-knees and a chorus that makes grown men shit directly into their pants." Justin goes on to point out that "The lyrics describe the Viking invasion of East Anglia which culminated in the decapitation of Edmund the Martyr. So yeah, classic Darkness.”

'Last of Our Kind' is the meaty and impassioned follow-up to 2012’s ‘Hot Cakes’ which saw the band reunited having enjoyed a well-publicized and well-deserved hiatus. As distinguished guests of Def Leppard, The Darkness destroyed Download Festival in 2011, then waved goodbye to their loved ones and toured planet Earth for over 18 months. They rounded off 2013 with a celebratory tour marking the 10th Anniversary of their legendary number one debut album. 'Permission to Land' featured the classics ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’, 'Love is Only a Feeling', 'Love on the Rocks with No Ice' and 'Love is a Many Splendoured Thing'; it was the fastest selling debut album by a British band in America since that of The Spice Girls.

'Last of Our Kind' will be released on limited edition colour vinyl, Compact Disc and downloadable computer files. The Darkness will be announcing more touring plans for later this year very, very soon.

new track: ‘BARBARIAN’ watch here: http://smarturl.it/barbarianvid

new album: ‘LAST OF OUR KIND’ – 1st June 2015

Track Listing:
Barbarian * Open Fire * Last of Our Kind * Roaring Waters * Wheels of the Machine *Mighty Wings * Mudslide * Sarah O’Sarah * Hammer & Tongs * Conquerors

Irish Tour:
6 March DUNDALK, The Spirit Store
7 March DERRY, The Nerve Centre
8 March DUBLIN, Whelan’s
10 March DUBLIN, DCU
11 March MAYNOOTH, NUIM
13 March GALWAY, Monroe’s
14 March LIMERICK, Dolan’s Warehouse
15 March TULLAMORE, The Bridge House
17 March CORK, Cyprus Avenue
18 March CLONMEL, O’Keefe’s
19 March NEWBRIDGE, Judge Roy Bean's

 Slaves To Head Out On NME Tour.

SlavesMonday 23rd Feburary 2015
Electrifying punk-rock duo, Slaves, are all set to explode with the release of debut album, ‘Are You Satisfied?’ out June 1st on Virgin EMI.

The band just revealed today their new video for ‘Feed The Mantaray’, which is directed by Youth Hymns & Slaves. Populist but hardcore, pithy but often hilarious or surreal, check out the inexplicable next single, ‘Feed The Mantaray’ and watch the explicit version here.

The ‘Feed The Mantaray’ single is set for release March 23rd and includes a 7 inch with two B sides: ‘OK’ and ‘I Shine My Shoes With A Dirty Vest’, the second of which featured in a recent Slaves TV episode on their socials and was recorded in Laurie’s flat.

‘Are You Satisfied?’ album is a colourful, funny and often riotous riposte to the dreary mood of Austerity Britain and brilliantly captures the nation’s frustrated but keep on partying attitude.

With a reputation for raucous, chaotic and energetic live shows, Slaves frantic urgency is captured in rousing anthems like ‘Cheer Up London’ and ‘Do Something’ as well as previous singles ‘Hey’ and ‘The Hunter’.

‘Are You Satisfied’ album tracklisting;

1. The Hunter
2. Cheer Up London
3. Sockets
4. Despair And Traffic
5. Do Something
6. Are You Satisfied?
7. Wow!!! 7am
8. Hey
9. Live Like An Animal
10. Ninety Nine
11. She Wants Me Now
12. Feed The Mantaray
13. Sugar Coated Bitter Truth

Catch them live on the following dates;
NME Awards Tour 2015 dates:
Tues 24 Feb Nottingham Rock City
Thurs 26 Feb Manchester Ritz
Fri 27 Feb Oxford O2 Academy 1
Sat 28 Feb Birmingham Institute
Mon 2 Mar Bristol O2 Academy 1
Tues 3 Mar Portsmouth Pyramid
Weds 4 Mar London Forum

 Bury Tomorrow Announce Intimate Headline UK Tour.

Bury TomorrowMonday 23rd Feburary 2015
Hampshire metallers, Bury Tomorrow, have today announced an intimate regional tour of the UK for April. The tour sees the band playing intimate venues around the UK, following a highly successful album campaign for current album, ‘Runes’. A cycle that has seen the band play main stage Download, headline the second stage at the Slam Dunk Festivals, appear on the Kerrang! Tour 2015 and perform to sell-out crowds all around the UK on their own headline jaunt, culminating with a breathtaking show at London’s KOKO.

Speaking of the bands return to smaller venues, singer Dani Winter-Bates says, “Over the last year or so, we have played some of the biggest shows in our band’s history, we have travelled worldwide and seen places we've never been to. So now we are stoked to be able to play some venues and cities in UK we have never been to before and get in peoples faces! It will be the most intimate and mental set of shows in Bury Tomorrow's career!”

Support comes from:
Dead Hearts (9th-11th)
Polar (16th-18th)
Creeper (23rd-25th)

Catch the band at the following shows.

APRIL
09: STOKE Sugarmill
10: CHELTENHAM 2 Pigs
11: RUGBY The Vault
16: READING Sub 89
17: BEST The Nest
18: BRIDGEND Hobos
23: EXETER Phoenix
24: BOURNEMOUTH Sound Circus
25: BRIGHTON The Haunt

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

 Europe To Release New Album And Tour With Black Star Riders.

EuropeThursday 19th Feburary 2015
Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monsterously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

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

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

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

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

Europe are –

Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards
John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
John Leven – bass, backing vocals
Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals

War of Kings tracklisting is as follows –

1. War Of Kings
2. Hole In My Pocket
3. Second Day
4. Praise You
5. Nothin’ To Ya
6. California 405
7. Days Of Rock n Roll
8. Children Of The Mind
9. Rainbow Bridge
10. Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11. Light It Up
12. Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)

Europe/Black Star Riders UK/Ireland Tour dates are as follows –
02/03/2015 Dublin – Olympia Theatre
03/03/2015 Belfast – Ulster Hall
05/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
06/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
07/03/2015 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - O2 Academy
08/03/2015 Leeds - O2 Academy
10/03/2015 Nottingham - Rock City
11/03/2015 Cambridge - Corn Exchange
13/03/2015 Manchester - Academy
14/03/2015 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
15/03/2015 Exeter – University
16/03/2015 Bristol - O2 Academy
18/03/2015 Bournemouth - O2 Academy
19/03/2015 Norwich – UEA
20/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
21/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

 Fearless Vampire Killers To Release Comic.

Fearless Vampire KillersFriday 20th Feburary 2015
FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS are extremely excited to announce the launch of their next project, 'The Vigilante' which is their own personal comic book, illustrated by extremely talented fan of the band, Ryan Hogan.

"We're crazy excited to be attending Comic Con this year! We have a load of new stuff coming this year. From a new comic called "The Vigilante" to a brand new novel "Militia of the Lost". Comic con is a perfect forum to announce this new work and bring like-minded people a bit deeper into our conceptual side!

We'll be doing meet and greets, signing books, and even have some exclusive prints and preview pages from the new comic. Not to mention it will good to re-unite with old friends like David Lloyd and the Aces Weekly team!" - Fearless Vampire Killers

They will be previewing 'The Vigilante' at Super Comic Con, and also releasing their second Novel - 'Militia Of The Lost', in which Laurence Beveridge will be doing a signing. The band will also be selling their merch, music and hanging out with fans old and new, throughout the day. Guitarist, Cyrus Barrone, who also creates all the bands artwork, will also be doing some live drawing and there will be a full band signing too.

This isn't the first of the bands comic book release's however, explains vocalist, Kier Kemp;

"Our first comic to get released properly was a collaboration with David Lloyd and Aces Weekly on a comic called, "The World of Erricus Vane... The Fall" http://acesweekly.co.uk/vol7-issue1. The script was written by Laurence and Drew of the band and an "Nardo Conforti" was found by David. This story centred around a small part of the concept the developed with our first 2 albums."

With over 300 tables of Publishers, Creators and Exhibitors traveling from all over America, Europe and the UK, the London Super Comic Convention is the UK's biggest and most exciting comic convention; so for Fearless Vampire Killers to be a part of this, is a really exciting opportunity.

"We're happy to welcome Fearless Vampire Killers to London Super Comic Convention. The band have created some incredible album illustrations and cover art, plus story writing and creating artwork for their own comic book. It's great to see musicians merging their love of music and comics in such a creative way.”

 As It Is Announce Co-Headline UK Tour With This Wild Life.

As It IsFriday 20th Feburary 2015
Brighton-via-Minneapolis pop-rockers, As It Is, have announced a co-headline tour of the UK with This Wild Life. Support on the tour will come from Canadian pop-punks Seaway and rising UK quintet Boston Manor.
For As It Is, these dates mark the kick off of the global touring cycle for their forthcoming debut album ‘Never Happy, Ever After’.

Speaking of the tour, singer Patty Walters says, "It felt only right to be touring the new album material for the first time in the UK, and to give back to the fans that have been with us from the very start. This

is the ultimate lineup for a massive singalong party, and I genuinely can't wait to kick this thing off. We're all so excited to be co-headlining with This Wild Life, a band like us singing sad lyrics over catchy tunes. With the rise of the UK pop punk scene well and truly afoot, we wanted to bring along a band we've loved and wanted to tour with for a while now, Boston Manor. And it's awesome to be able to bring over Seaway all the way from Canada for extra fun as well. Basically, I have nothing but massive expectations for this tour!“

Dates for the tour can be found below, with tickets on sale from Monday 23rd February:
MAY
09: Kingston, Fighting Cocks (Matinee)
10: Southampton, Joiners
11: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
12: Reading, Bowery District
13: London, Garage
14: Norwich, Epic Studios
16: Liverpool, Academy 2
17: Newcastle, Academy 2
18: Glasgow, King Tuts
19: Manchester, Soundcontrol
21: Oxford, Academy 2
22: Yeovil, Westlands
Watch the single for new single, ‘Dial Tones’, taken from the forthcoming debut album, ‘Never Happy, Ever After’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyBV4yoEZ6A

 Fireworks Announce UK Dates.

FireworksFriday 20th Feburary 2015
FIREWORKS have just been announced for four extra UK dates before their long-awaited appearance at this years 10 year anniversary Slam Dunk Festival.

A band as colourful and explosive as their name implies, FIREWORKS create a sound with enough pop quality to keep your little sisters attention and enough edge to rid them of the 'guilty pleasure' status. The five-piece, hailing from Detroit, US, create a unique blend of infectious, well-written punk with an undeniable sense of melody.

Spending the last 12 months touring relentlessly, sharing the stage with the likes of The Wonder Years, New Found Glory, All Time Low, We Are The In Crowd & Real Friends, as well as stops on Warped Tour and Bamboozle, this will be the bands first time supporting their 2014 release, 'Oh, Common Life' in the UK!

UK dates listed below:

May 19th - Kingston Fighting Cocks 18+
May 20th - Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach 14+
May 21st - Manchester Star and Garter 14+
May 22nd - Glasgow Classic Grand 14+
May 23rd - Leeds Slam Dunk Festival 14+
May 24th - Hatfield Slam Dunk Festival 14+
May 25th - Wolverhampton Slam Dunk Festival 14+

 Vamps Announce New Album 'Bloodsuckers'.

VampsFriday 20th Feburary 2015
VAMPS, THE Japanese rock band formed by and featuring HYDE (L’Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (Oblivion Dust), will release a new studio album, ‘BLOODSUCKERS’, through Spinefarm Records on March 23rd in the UK/EU and March 24th US.

This 13 track release – produced by VAMPS and Josh Wilbur (whose previous credits include Gojira and Lamb Of God) and housed in the artwork of mysterious Japanese artist Rockin' Jelly Bean – is the follow-up to ‘SEX BLOOD ROCK N’ ROLL’, also issued via Spinefarm in 2013.

Songs on ‘BLOODSUCKERS’, which will be available on CD & download, include ‘WORLD’S END’ (a UK single in 2014, and used in the Sony campaign for the Xperia UK mobile,), ‘GET AWAY’, ‘REPLAY’, ‘THE JOLLY ROGER’ & ‘VAMPIRE’S LOVE’ – not just a Top 3 single in Japan but also the song selected to launch Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Dracula Untold’, in that market.

In addition, ‘REPLAY’ was the theme song of ‘Dark Labyrinth’, one in a series of a world-famous smartphone apps from ‘Dark Summoner’ (the app has been downloaded over six million times), whilst ‘THE JOLLY ROGER’ features in the TV commercial for Nissan’s X-Trail SUV… no surprise then that the album has already been a Top 5 success in Japan…

Says HYDE, who launched VAMPS with K.A.Z in 2008: “‘Bloodsuckers’ is a record that we spent almost one year putting together. For me, this is the best work we’ve done so far, and we would love to tour around the world with these songs…”

‘BLOODSUCKERS’ sees VAMPS pushing their take on contemporary hard rock to exotic new heights, blending melody and message over 50 minutes of dramatic, impassioned music…

“Our aim was to build on the excitement of our headline show at Koko in London last year, and of course our appearance at the Download Festival in the UK,” explains HYDE…


ON THE live front, VAMPS have played over 300 dates around the world in the past five years, including shows in North America; they have also visited the South American continent, where their second album, ‘BEAST’(2010), charted in the Top 4 – a unique achievement for a Japanese act.

Most recently, they completed a run of dates in Japan (33 shows to 65,000 people), climaxing with a worldwide webcast of their Zepp Tokyo show on January 25th.

Next, on February 18th / 19th, VAMPS are hosting & headlining their own festival, ‘VAMPARK FEST’, at the legendary Nippon Budokan in Tokyo – the bill is completed by Special Guests SIXX:A.M., plus Buckcherry, Gerard Way and Nothing More.

Outside of Japan, VAMPS will tour the US with SIXX:AM in April; this major run of dates – which also features Finland’s Apocalyptica – kicks off in in San Francisco on April 8th at The Regency Ballroom.

Says Nikki Sixx of SIXX:A.M. "SIXX:A.M. just played our first Japanese show ever with VAMPS in Tokyo at Budokan. They really gave us our first opportunity to play in front of so many rock fans in Japan. We now want to extend the same to them by bringing them out on tour with us. We can't wait for our fans to discover them all across the US."

VAMPS ‘BLOODSUCKERS’ (International Edition) is available for pre-order via iTunes now http://po.st/itvampsinterblood

Track list
1.REINCARNATION
2. ZERO
3. LIPS
4. WORLD'S END
5. EVIL
6. GHOST
7. VAMPIRE'S LOVE
8. DAMNED
9. GET AWAY
10. REPLAY
11. BLOODSUCKERS
12. THE JOLLY ROGER
13. INSIDE MYSELF

 Alien Ant Farm Stream New Album.

Alien Ant FarmFriday 20th Feburary 2015
Multi-platinum selling band Alien Ant Farm announces a triple-bill tour with fellow California rockers Hoobastank and P.O.D. With combined album sales exceeding 25 million worldwide, the long-overdue, 10-city team-up is sure to light up the UK stages.

Says Alien Ant Farm’s lead vocalist Dryden Mitchell, “UK crowds are some of the best in the world. I can’t wait to get over there! We’ve played many shows with both Hoobastank and P.O.D., so to have us all together is going to make for a perfect night!”

The response to the tour has been overwhelming, with London and Manchester shows already sold out! Dates and ticket links below:

UK Tour Dates:

May 2015;
7th London, KOKO (SOLD OUT!)
8th Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
9th Nottingham, Rock City
10th Plymouth, Plymouth University
12th Reading, Sub 89
13th Wrexham, William Aston Hall
14th Bristol, Motion
15th Cardiff, Y Plas
16th Manchester, Manchester Academy 2 (SOLD OUT!)
17th Southampton, Engine Rooms

Tickets On SALE NOW via Live Nation UK and Ticketmaster UK

The tour follows the February 24th release of Alien Ant Farm’s new studio album, Always And Forever, via Executive Music / The End Records, currently available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.

The full album stream premiered today on Billboard! Go take a listen here!

Exclusive Alien Ant Farm bundles are available on The omega order.

 LEss Than Jake Release Live Recordings.

Less Than JakeThursday 19th Feburary 2015
Cast your mind back to the turn of the century when technology was going through some growing pains. In amidst of the Millennium Bug scare, Roger Lima purchased a Minidisc player with a built-in microphone and took it with him on tour.

Fast forwarding a few grey hairs and technological revolutions, Roger has taken those sounds and cleaned them up in his home studio - The Moat House, where Less Than Jake’s latest studio album “See The Light” was recorded - resulting in four live sets!

On February 16 2015, to celebrate their upcoming tour across the US, UK and Europe, Less Than Jake will be releasing each recording via high quality digital mp3 in four separate volumes.

Commenting upon the recordings Roger Lima said “some of the recordings are directly recorded off the mixing board, others taken using small microphones".

Vinnie Fiorello added "None of these recordings are doctored in any way. We wanted to be archivists of a moment in time; not surgically reconstruct the recording after the fact”.

Full details of Less Than Jake’s US, UK & European Tour is as follows:
Feb 10, 2015 St Louis, MO The Pageant
Feb 12, 2015 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Feb 13, 2015 Murray, UT Murray Theater
Feb 14, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Live
Feb 15, 2015 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Feb 16, 2015 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Feb 17, 2015 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Feb 18, 2015 Anaheim, CA The Grove
Feb 19, 2015 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
Feb 20, 2015 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
Mar 04, 2015 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy
Mar 05, 2015 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy
Mar 06, 2015 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy
Mar 07, 2015 Nottingham, UK Nottingham Rock City
Mar 09, 2015 London, UK KOKO
Mar 10, 2015 London, UK KOKO
Mar 12, 2015 Manchester, Uk Academy
Mar 13, 2015 Bristol, UK O2 Academy
Mar 14, 2015 Leeds, UK O2 Academy
Mar 16, 2015 Paris, FR La Cigale
Mar 17, 2015 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp
Mar 18, 2015 Munich, DE Backstage Werk
Mar 20, 2015 Berlin, DE C- Club
Mar 21, 2015 Hamburg, DE Marktalle
Mar 22, 2015 Koln, DE Live Music Hall
Mar 24, 2015 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Mar 25, 2015 Stockholm, SE Klubben
Mar 27, 2015 Helsinki,FI Nosturi

 Falling In Reverse Stream Third Studio Album.

Falling In ReverseThursday 19th Feburary 2015
Falling In Reverse is streaming their third full-length record, Just Like You, a full week in advance of the February 23 release date on Epitaph. Visit http://www.fallinginreverse.com to listen to Just Like You and pre-order the album now.

Just Like You is the follow up to Falling In Reverse's 2013 releaseFashionably Late. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart, #4 on the Modern Rock Albums chart, and #3 on the Top Independent Albums chart. Falling In Reverse's first album, The Drug in Me Is You debuted in the Billboard Top 20 in 2011.

In 2012, Alternative Press gave Falling In Reverse the title of Artist of the Year while Revolver named Ronnie Radke one of the 100 Greatest Living Rockstars. Additionally, Falling In Reverse/frontman Radke have been on numerous magazine covers worldwide, including Alternative Press, Las Vegas Weekly, Rocksound, Hysteria, and Kerrang!. In 2014, Kerrang! named Ronnie one of the 50 Greatest Living Rockstars in the World, in the company of Lemmy, Slash, Steven Tyler, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Falling In Reverse headlined the main stage at Warped Tour last summer followed by The Black Mass co-headline tour with Black Veil Brides. Over 55,000 tickets were sold with nearly every show selling out.Falling In Reverse kicked off 2015 headlining a tour across Europe. Shortly after, the band will make their first Australian appearance at this year's Soundwave Festival. This spring, Falling In Reverse will return to the U.S. to play Self Help Festival and Rock on the Range.

Just Like You pre-orders are available at: http://www.fallinginreverse.com

Track List:
1. Chemical Prisoner
2. God, If You Are Above…
3. Sexy Drug
4. Just Like You
5. Guillotine IV (the Final Chapter)
6. Stay Away
7. Wait and See
8. The Bitter End
9. My Heart’s To Blame
10. Get Me Out
11. Die For You
12. Brother

 Europe To Release New Album And Tour With Black Star Riders.

EuropeThursday 19th Feburary 2015
Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monsterously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

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

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

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

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

Europe are –

Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards
John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
John Leven – bass, backing vocals
Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals

War of Kings tracklisting is as follows –

1. War Of Kings
2. Hole In My Pocket
3. Second Day
4. Praise You
5. Nothin’ To Ya
6. California 405
7. Days Of Rock n Roll
8. Children Of The Mind
9. Rainbow Bridge
10. Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11. Light It Up
12. Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)

Europe/Black Star Riders UK/Ireland Tour dates are as follows –
02/03/2015 Dublin – Olympia Theatre
03/03/2015 Belfast – Ulster Hall
05/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
06/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
07/03/2015 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - O2 Academy
08/03/2015 Leeds - O2 Academy
10/03/2015 Nottingham - Rock City
11/03/2015 Cambridge - Corn Exchange
13/03/2015 Manchester - Academy
14/03/2015 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
15/03/2015 Exeter – University
16/03/2015 Bristol - O2 Academy
18/03/2015 Bournemouth - O2 Academy
19/03/2015 Norwich – UEA
20/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
21/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

 Black Star Riders To Release Album Number two And Tour The UK.

Black Star RidersThursday 19th Feburary 2015
Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. Ricky Warwick explains, “Life's not fair, never has been, never will. Sometimes you have to live with a killer instinct just to survive in the ongoing pursuit of happiness. Because nobody can do for you what you should be doing for yourself.” Full tracklisting is as follows

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

The energy in the studio from a year of touring, and Black Star Riders gelling as a creative force has resulted in a truly powerful sophomore effort. From the Irish-tinged rock of “Soldierstown” to the balls-out twin guitar riffing of “Sex Guns & Gasoline”. From the dirty groove of “You Little Liar” to the acoustic “Blindsided”, this is a band coming of age. “The Killer Instinct” will see Black Star Riders cement their place as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts.

Damon Johnson says, “Nick Raskulinecz came riding out of the sunset like a Viking warrior, with his record collection and arsenal of killer guitars and amplifiers and proved to be the world class producer we had heard so much about. Indeed, the rumors are all true. There's no doubt that Ricky and I had written a sizable number of songs, but Nick patiently walked through the full song list with the entire band and made sure we focused on the material to best represent Black Star Riders in 2015.“

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

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

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

 Karnivool To Tour The UK In March.

KarnivoolThursday 19th Feburary 2015
KARNIVOOL are set to return to Europe and the UK in 2015.

The band will embark on a full European and UK tour in March 2015, crossing Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands and the UK. The UK tour will see the band play their largest shows to date, starting in Glasgow and finishing in the legendary Camden Roundhouse. KARNIVOOL, renowned for their breathtaking live shows, will bring their full Australian set up for the first time to Europe for what will be a streak of more unforgettable performances.

2014 saw the Australian five piece promoting the critically lauded “Asymmetry” (4 years after the groundbreaking “Sound Awake”) and touring throughout Europe and Australia, playing some of the world’s largest festivals (including a sold out show at London’s Koko and Sonisphere UK). The album’s vast soundscapes, complex rhythms and emotive melodies are the latest chapter in the development of this extraordinary band.

To tie in to the European dates, KARNIVOOL are set to release their entire catalogue on vinyl, including their latest masterpiece ‘Asymmetry’, in addition to first two albums “Themata” and “Sound Awake”. This will be an unmissable milestone for all the KARNIVOOL fans and vinyl collectors alike.

Full UK dates are as follows.
Mon 23rd March 2015 Glasgow, ABC Ballroom
Tue 24th March 2015 Manchester, Ritz Theathre
Wed 25th March 2015 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 26th March 2015 Bristol, Academy
Fri 27th March 2015 Southampton, 1865
Sat 28th March 2015 London, Roundhouse

 Young Guns Announce Healing tour.

Young GunsThursday 19th Feburary 2015
Young Guns have today confirmed that they’ll be heading out on a headline tour in support of their forthcoming third album, Ones and Zeros. The tour will kick off on Friday 27th March in Oxford, The full list of dates are as follows:

Friday 27 March 2015 Oxford, O2 Academy
Saturday 28 March 2015 Reading, Bowery District
Sunday 29 March 2015 Colchester, Arts Centre
Tuesday 31 March 2015 Bristol, Fleece
Wednesday 01 April 2015 Stoke, Sugarmill
Thursday 02 April 2015 Brighton, Haunt
Saturday 04 April 2015 Leeds, Key Club
Sunday 05 April 2015 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Monday 06 April 2015 Liverpool, Arts Club Loft
Friday 29 May 2015 Guildford, Boiler Room
Saturday 30 May 2015 Chester, Live Rooms
Sunday 31 May 2015 Carlisle, Brickyard
Monday 01 June 2015 Peterborough, Cresset
Wednesday 03 June 2015 Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Thursday 04 June 2015 Cardiff, Y Plas
Friday 05 June 2015 Manchester, Academy 2
Saturday 06 June 2015 Norwich, Waterfront (10 pm Curfew)
Monday 08 June 2015 London, Scala
Tuesday 09 June 2015 Glasgow, Garage
Wednesday 10 June 2015 Sheffield, Plug

Tickets are priced at £12.50 regionally and £14 in London and will go on sale this Friday 20 February at 9am via www.seetickets.com or from the venues directly.

 Otherwise Stream New Song.

OtherwiseThursday 19th Feburary 2015
Las Vegas based hard rock outfit OTHERWISE have revealed the brand new music video for their new single, 'Coming For The Throne'.
Click on the link now to check it out: http://youtu.be/Eu6MfEMVtdo

Adrian Patrick states: "The concept for the song came from us imagining that if we owned a time machine, what would we go back and say to our younger selves, when we were starting our freshman years in high school? One of my football coaches once said to me: 'Adrian, you're either gonna be President of the United States or dead before you're thirty.' That line ended up in the lyrics and I'm glad I could prove him wrong on at least one of those points! The video itself is a very real representation of OTHERWISE and what we bring to our live shows. Our crew is comprised of extremely honest and genuine dudes; honest almost to a fault, sometimes. Whether you like our band or not, when you leave one of our gigs you will know that we give our everything to truly live a Life By Music. Now, righteously, I am able to play this song for my newborn son in the hopes that every young Wise One out there will let the world know that we are all 'Coming For The Throne'."

“Peace At All Costs” track listing:
1. IV
2. Love & War
3. Darker Side Of The Moon
4. Demon Fighter
5. Coming For The Throne
6. Never Say
7. The Other Side Of The Truth
8. All The Pretty Things
9. Walk Away
10. For The Fallen Ones
11. Fate Is Your Enemy
12. V
13. Meet Me In The Dark
14. Man On Fire

 Vanilla Pod To Celebrate 20th Anniversary.

Vanilla PodWednesday 18th Feburary 2015
2015 is a big year for Kings Lynn punk quintet Vanilla Pod, it's their 20th anniversary of being a band. Who’d have ever thought back in 95 that it’d come this far, but it has. In April they will release their sixth full recording which will come as a seven track Mini LP called "Seeing Out The Sunrise" which is to be released on CD and Coloured Vinyl in the UK on TNS Records / Dry Heave Records and released in Japan on Fixing A Hole. There will be a series of gigs to celebrate in April including a two day festival called Podstock which features bands and old friends like Snuff, Capdown, Consumed and Goober Patrol amongst many others which sold out within 14 hours of tickets going on sale. They plan on making another trip over to mainland Europe later in the year to promote their new release to top off what appears to be a great year for them. Vanilla Pod are playing as much as they want to and still enjoying the ride.

Listen to an exclusive stream of the new track 'Wishing Well' here :
https://soundcloud.com/dryheaverecords/vanilla-pod-wishing-well

VANILLA POD DATES
March 14th Drum & Monkey Ipswich
April 4th + 5th Podstock - The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
April 10th The Black Heart, Camden London
April 11th The Voodoo Lounge, Stamford
April 18th Manchester Punk Festival
May 7th Underworld, London
May 9th The Exchange, Bristol
July 25th Wonk Fest, The Dome, Tufnell Park London

 Zebrahead To Release 'The Early Years Revisited'.

ZebraheadWednesday 18th Feburary 2015
Beloved Orange County, CA rockers Zebrahead will release 'The Early Years- Revisited ' on April 21 via Rude Records. The full length album features re-recorded versions of all the fan favorites, classic party anthems that we all know and love including ‘Playmate Of The Year’ and 'Falling apart' , plus a bonus track and one new song.

See full track listing below.
Pre-orders are available from today @ http://www.smarturl.it/earlyyearspreorder

Check out the teaser here @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mww8_TTgebw

Check out the teaser video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mww8_TTgebw

Bassist Ben Osmundson says;
'We're excited for everyone to hear The Early Days - Revisited! It is 11 of the fan favorites from the past re-recorded with Matty singing on them.... and 2 new songs for everyone to check out. It was fun to go back and re learn these old songs from the first 3 albums. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making this!"

Co-vocalist Matty Lewis, adds, "I'm also excited to release one new song that we have been working on for a while, as well as a song that wasn't on 'Call Your Friends' It is a good pre-cursor to our next album, and hope you enjoy them!"

"It was great to have the early songs recorded with with Matty and Dan. The recording process was seamless because we play a lot of the songs live. I am looking forward to the fans listening to the new versions. I think they are going to be excited to hear what we have put together." states co-vocalist Ali Tabatabaee.

Formed in 1996, Grammy-nominated Zebrahead has released a total of 10 studio albums and is known for their eclectic music style that incorporates punk, rap and alternative rock. Over the years the band has toured with the likes of Less Than Jake, Green Day, Blink -182, MxPx, The Bloodhound Gang, Bowling For Soup and many more.

Having graced the UK with their unrepeatable touring antics many a time, which include an on stage tiki bar that trust me, is fully functional, Kerrang! gave the band 5K’s for their performance at last years Slam Dunk festival stating “Zebrahead see the room at capacity for the first time today. The California pop punkers bring the party-literally!”

About Zebrahead:

Many bands make an entrance into a particular scene, make a statement, and are suddenly yesterday's has-beens after an album or two. But after a dozen years, half a dozen albums, scores of countries, countless miles, a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for their blistering cover of Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' and immeasurable faces rocked, it's not entirely surprising that Orange County-based rock act Zebrahead have been able to not only maintain a distinct relevancy to the core fan base that grew up with the act, it's also been able to consistently break new ground and appeal to newer generations of audiences.

"What's strange is that kids are getting younger and younger every time we tour," says Zebrahead vocalist Ali Tabatabaee. "I really don't know where they hear us or where they get our music from, but it truly is inspiring for us to keep writing and making music to see these kids showing up to the show and being such hardcore fans. I can't explain it. We're really fortunate."

So, what's the big secret to such great fortune? Credit the quintet's truly innovative and ingenious meld of punk, hip-hop and alternative rock, which crosses over musical bounds, not to mention songwriting that's infallibly infectious. When Zebrahead first broke ground, erupting into the Southern California rock scene in the mid-'90s, the act was instantly recognized as a pioneer of a hybridized genre that, to this day, has not only lasted, but continues to flourish both domestically and internationally. And with members Ali Tabatabaee, Dan Palmer (guitar), Matty Lewis (vocals/guitar), Ben Osmundson (bass) and Ed Udhus (drums) fully engaged in their craft, Zebrahead's continued drive has no chance of letting down anytime soon.

Track Listing:
1. Check
2. Get Back
3. Jagoff
4. Someday
5. Playmate of The Year
6. Now Or Never
7. Wasted
8. Rescue Me
9. Into You
10. Hello Tomorrow
11. Falling Apart
12. Sex, Lies and Audiotape (bonus physical only)
13. Devil on My Shoulder New Song

 Arch Enemy Announce More Live Dates.

Arch EnemyWednesday 18th Feburary 2015
2014 was a busy year for Swedish extreme metal band ARCH ENEMY: New singer announced in early 2014, new album out in the summer, extensive press trip all over the world from LA to London to Berlin and Tokyo, followed by conquering the biggest summer festival stages. A US tour supported by Kreator in fall was the next step on their busy schedule, new guitar player Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) came in and joined the massive winter tour supporting Kreator. But hard work pays off and 19 years after their formation, ARCH ENEMY are on a new level of their career – with no end in sight!

2015 started with a fun trip on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise to Jamaica, followed by a Latin America tour. March sees them busy with shows in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Thailand. European fans will see ARCH ENEMY again in late April. The band is coming back with support from US metal force UNEARTH who will present their new album “Watchers Of Rule”, and DRONE from Germany who released their self-titled fourth album in April 2014.
During the summer months, ARCH ENEMY will be headlining the Dynamo Metal Fest and play on further high profile festivals like Hellfest (France), Graspop (Belgium), With Full Force (Germany) and many more.

While other bands would finally go on holiday to take a break after more than a year on the road, ARCH ENEMY already announced the first shows for the second half of 2015. On December 19th they will join Nightwish to play the Wembley Arena in London. And there is even more news to come!

02.03.2015 O-East, Tokyo, Japan
03.03.2015 O-East, Tokyo, Japan
04.03.2015 Bottom Line, Nagoy, Japan
05.03.2015 Big Cat, Osaka-Shi, Japan
06.03.2015 Club Quattro, Hiroshima, Japan
08.03.2015 MUV Hall, Seoul, Republic of Korea
10.03.2015 Yu Gong Live, Beijing, China
11.03.2015 Mao Live House, Shanghai, China
12.03.2015 Music Zone Kitec Center, Hong Kong, China
14.03.2015 Hollywood Hall Ratchada, Bangkok, Thailand
15.03.2015 Hana Live House, Taipei, Taiwan

30.04.2015 Hexentanz Festival, Losheim, Germany
02.05.2015 Karmoygeddon Festival, Kopervik, Norway

05.05.2015 Le Splendid, Lille, France*
06.05.2015 L’Empreinte, Savigny-Le-Temple, France*
07.05.2015 Le Fil, St Etienne, France*
08.05.2015 Le Moloco, Audincourt, France*
09.05.2015 JUZ Live Club, Andernach, Germany
10.05.2015 ZAK, Uelsen, Germany*
11.05.2015 Komplex 457, Zurich, Switzerland*
14.05.2015 Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland*
15.05.2015 Audiodrome, Torino, Italy*
16.05.2015 Rock Planet, Pinarella di Cervia (RA), Italy*
21.05.2015 Paradise Garage, Lisbon, Portugal*
22.05.2015 Hardclub, Porto, Portugal*
03.06.2015 Orpheum, Graz, Austria*
04.06.2015 Komma, Wörgl, Austria*
(* supported by UNEARTH and Drone)

05.06.2015 Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind, Germany
06.06.2015 Metalfest Open Air, Pilsen, Czech Republic
19.06.2015 Nummirock Metal Festival, Nummijarvi, Finland
20.06.2015 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
21.06.2015 Hellfest, Clisson, France
25.06.2015 Bravalla Festival, Norrköping, Sweden
05.07.2015 With Full Force Festival, Roitzschjora, Germany
18.07.2015 Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven, Netherlands
20.07.2015 Metaldays, Tolmin, Slovenia
24.07.2015 Lanzenanger Festival, Burglengenfeld, Germany
25.07.2015 Barcelona Rock Fest, Barcelona, Spain

19.12.2015 Wembley Arena, London, UK**
(** supporting NIGHTWISH)

 Hardcore Superstar Announce Bonafide As UK Tour Support.

Hardcore SuperstarWednesday 18th Feburary 2015
Hardcore Superstar are pleased to announce the release of their new album “HCSS” on 20th April, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

The album is produced by the band and mixed by Joe Barresi (Slipknot, Queens Of The Stone Age, Soundgarden, etc…). To reinvent themselves and find the feeling and the vibe that inspired them in the first place, Hardcore Superstar went back to their old demos form 1994. The result is a fresh and contemporary album that doesn’t forget the core roots of the band’s music.

Hardcore Superstar say “Basically - to reinvent ourselves we had to go back to the summer of -94 when we first started this band and through that get in contact with the feeling and the vibe that inspired us in the first place. That same philosophy goes for the whole album - how we approached the recordings, artwork, choice of the right guy to mix the album and so on. In a way we are backtracking our roots to show ourselves why we once started this band. What we found out is that the very things that got us together in the first place are the same things that still get us going. So this is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in!”

“Glue” was the first single taken from “HCSS” (released in October 2014); the band will release the second single "Touch The Sky" on 9th March.

The band will also embark on a full European/UK tour this March. The “Touch The Sky Tour” kicks off in London and will see the band performing “HCSS” prior the release.

Hardcore Superstar was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1997. They released their debut “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1998. In 2000, seven of these songs were re-released with additional repertoire globally in the LP “Bad Sneakers And A Pina Colada”. Multiple tracks rose to #1 on the charts. In 2001, “Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves)” was issued, and “No Regrets” following in 2003.

Track List

1. Don’t Mean Shit
2. Party ‘Till I’m Gone
3. The Cemetery
4. Off With Their Heads
5. Fly
6. The Ocean
7. Touch The Sky
8. Growing Old
9. Glue
10. Messed Up For Sure

UK Tour Dates
Wed 11th Mar London, The Garage
Thu 12th Mar Swansea, The Scene
Sat 14th Mar Manchester, Academy 3
Sun 15th Mar Edinburgh, Studio 24
Tue 17th Mar Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Wed 18th Mar Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Thu 19th Mar Chester, Live Room
Fri 20th Mar Southampton, Talking Heads

 Lacey To Tour With People On Vacation.

LaceyWednesday 18th Feburary 2015
Lacey are a four-piece Alternative-Rock band from Nottingham on the verge of releasing debut album ‘Under The Brightest Lights’. The record is set to come out on 20th April, following the band’s forthcoming stint on the road with People on Vacation. Chronicling highs and lows in life but ultimately full of optimism and hope, ‘Under The Brightest Lights’ is dripping in pure melody and driven hooks. With influences including Taking Back Sunday, Kids In Glass Houses and Jimmy Eat World, Lacey are continuing a tradition of compelling songwriting you can’t help but sing along to.

The first track to be released from the album is ‘Tonight’ which the band recorded at Steel City Studios having won a competition with Drop Dead Clothing who also enabled Lacey to make a video to accompany the track. This song is particularly poignant as it references a particular evening when the band were sat around talking about their futures and the future of Lacey – “It was the night we made the choice to put everything we had into this,” explains Graham Turner, vocalist and bassist.

Lacey formed in 2010 and have released several EPs in their time as a band, most recently ‘Outlaws’ in September 2013 which was particularly well received. They have toured with US-Pop Punks Patent Pending, Welsh wonders The Blackout and Jaret Reddick’s (Bowling for Soup) People on Vacation (with whom they’ll be appearing again in Feb/March), as well as playing Hit the Deck Festival for two years running. In 2013, they were also finalists in the Red Bull Studios Download Festival competition after being selected from over 100 bands.

SEE LACEY LIVE:
Supporting People on Vacation
Wed 25 Feb 15 - Glasgow - Cathouse
Thu 26 Feb 15 - Leeds - The Key Club
Fri 27 Feb 15 - Birmingham - Temple
Sat 28 Feb 15 - Manchester - Sound Control Basement
Sun 1 Mar 15 - Nottingham - Bodega
Mon 2 Mar 15 - Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
Tue 3 Mar 15 - Bristol - Thekla
Wed 4 Mar 15 - Southampton - Joiners
Thu 5 Mar 15 - London – Dingwalls

 Bestival Announces 2015 Line Up.

BestivalMonday 16th Feburary 2015
The Chemical Brothers / Underworld / Duran Duran / The Jacksons / Tame Impala / Jungle / Jurassic 5 / Flying Lotus / Gorgon City / Little Dragon / Roisin Murphy / Duke Dumont / Kate Tempest / Jamie xx (Live) / Boy Better Know / Todd Terje (Live) / Action Bronson / Future Islands / Level 42 / Young Fathers / Flight Facilities / Rae Morris / Jungle Brothers / The Cuban Brothers / Pond / Sleaford Mods / Fat White Family / Lapsley / Cymande / Slaves / Shura / George the Poet / Dean Blunt / Snap! / The Crazy World of Arthur Brown / Mr Wilson’s Second Liners /The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band / Reggaerobics / Circus Raj

DJs:
Annie Mac / Lily Allen presents FUNLORD / Seth Troxler / Tale of Us / Hannah Wants / Four Tet / Black Butter Presents… / Madlib / Jackmaster / Joy Orbison / Ben UFO / Guy Gerber / David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam / Erol Alkan / Mike Skinner presents Tonga / Andrew Weatherall / SHY FX’s Party on the Moon / Mistajam presents Speakerbox / Benji B presents Deviation / Redlight / Jonas Rathsman / The Heatwave / Norman Jay MBE presents Good Times / Wookie / The Shellac Collective / Late Nite Tuff Guy / SG Lewis / Joe Hertz / World Of Rave & Music Mondays presents: Billy Daniel Bunter, Slipmatt, Rat Pack, Mark Archer (Altern-8), Kaotic Chemistry, Baby D, Liquid & Uncle Dugs / Work It DJs / Juicebox DJs / Venum Sound
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 10:00AM

We’ve always been lovers, not fighters, everyone knows that. So, now that Bestival’s Summer of Love theme is out in the open and our amorous adventures are well and truly underway, we’re more than a little excited to turn our attentions to our first line-up announcement! Featuring our mighty Thursday Big Top headliners and our Saturday main stage headliners, and a litany of party people spreading their love across more than 25 stages in 8 fields of wonderment with mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and 24-hour escapism, this is just the beginning, so don’t miss out; feel the love this September 10th-13th at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.

Rob da Bank says: “We're taking it right back to our roots for the 12th annual Bestival. It’s also the 20th birthday of the club where it all started - Sunday Best, and that club and our beloved Bestival were founded on some pretty simple aims - listen to amazing music, make new friends, have fun, and maybe stay up all night. Two decades later we're rigidly sticking to those principles, and this edition of Bestival, with its Summer of Love theme, is all about one huge musical, well, orgy... So, returning friends the Chemical Brothers rave alongside iconic popstars Duran Duran and The Jacksons, and some of my favourite modern musical mavericks - Tame Impala, Flying Lotus and Jungle - jump in bed together… and this is just the start of the party… Watch this space and feel the love!”

 Kendal Calling Announces 10th Anniversary.

Kendal CallingMonday 16th Feburary 2015
KENDAL CALLING CELEBRATES ITS 10TH BIRTHDAY WITH BIGGEST LINE UP ANNOUNCEMENT EVER

MULTI AWARD WINNING FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO 4 DAY EVENT

ELBOW, SNOOP DOGG, KAISER CHIEFS, THE VACCINES AND JAMES ALL HEADLINE

KODALINE / THE LEVELLERS / THE HORRORS / ELLA EYRE / EMBRACE / NICK MULVEY / BILLY BRAGG / SOUL II SOUL / BRITISH SEA POWER / FUSE ODG / LUCY ROSE / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / KATE TEMPEST / MR SCRUFF / EMMY THE GREAT / BIPOLAR SUNSHINE / THE BOHICAS / PALACE / TURBOWOLF / WALKING ON CARS / PORT ISLA / BLACK HONEY / FLYTE / HYDE & BEAST / REMI MILES / MAN MADE / TREASON KINGS / NIGHT FLOWERS / THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS

MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER / LISBON / JEZ KERR / THE WATCHMAKERS / BAGGY MONDAYS / DAVE HASLAM / ACOUSTICA PRESENTS / RIDING THE LOW / FEED THE KID / JAMES ATKIN / GARETH BROOKS (XFM) / BEAT BOUTIQUE / JUICY DJS / GOOD VIBERATIONS / NORTHERN SOUL DANCE CLASSES / DJ MEGATUNE / EVERLY PREGNANT BROTHERS / YUCATAN / MY LITTLE BROTHER’S CHRISTMAS PARTY / AVEC SANS / FREEK’N / NORTHSIDE

Festival Dates: 30th July- 2nd August 2015
Lowther Deer Park / Hackthorpe / The Lake District
www.kendalcalling.co.uk

Tier 3 Full Weekend Camping Tickets £130 On Sale Tuesday 17th February at 9AM

February Ticket Payment Plan / Tickets £28.84 per month
http://www.ticketline.co.uk/kendal-calling-tickets/

Marking 10 years of unforgettable memories and breath-taking moments, Kendal Calling is proud to announce the first details of its birthday celebrations with its biggest line-up to date.
It is with great delight that the festival welcomes Elbow to the Lake District for a northern festival exclusive. One of the most beloved and revered British acts of recent times, Elbow will headline the main stage in the fashion which has seen them rise over six studio albums to become arena-filling voices of the nation. Their tales of love and wonder are sure to echo around the Lake District, and their headline performance will be a defining moment in a decade of Kendal Calling history.

Hip Hop phenomenon Snoop Dogg will make a headline appearance on the Sunday. Snoop has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and will bring some Californian sunshine to the Lake District. With an arsenal of hit singles and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands in the country, Kaiser Chiefs are an explosive headline performer and are certain to see Kendal Calling out in fitting style.

Indie upstarts The Vaccines have cemented their position as the most exciting young band in British music. They burst onto the scene in 2011 quickly rising through the ranks with two hugely commercially successful albums and their new album English Graffiti is due out this year.

The return of James to Kendal Calling for the 10th anniversary celebrations sees these quixotic Mancunians close the festival on the Thursday. James have had a staggering 30 year career and their huge catalogue of sing-along anthems is sure to provide a remarkable finale to the first ever Thursday night festivities.
Other main stage highlights from the first announcement include acclaimed singer-songwriter and Mercury Award nominee Nick Muvley, psychedelic rockers, The Horrors, Brit-Award winning songstress Ella Eyre, political bard Billy Bragg, edgy folk star Lucy Rose and the folk confessionals of Emmy The Great. Kodaline will be bringing their epic stadium rock to the lakes to compliment indie stalwarts Embrace, pioneering British club act Soul II Soul, classic British rockers the Levellers and UK Afrobeat artist and TINA pioneer Fuse ODG.

The phenomenal Public Service Broadcasting will headline in the Calling Out stage. Other acts performing here include 2014’s breakout rapper and poet Kate Tempest, Bipolar Sunshine, Hyde & Beast, Black Honey and many more.
Local heroes British Sea Power make a welcome return having played the very first Kendal Calling festival 10 year ago and they will headline the beautiful Woodlands stage. It wouldn’t be Kendal Calling without an appearance from veteran tea drinker and musical maverick Mr Scruff and a full dance programme of the most pioneering electronic music is due to be announced in the much revered Glow Tent.

This is just the beginning! Many more acts will be announced including the full Glow Tent, Calling Out, Chai Wallah and Woodlands line-up’s and much, much more.
Kendal Calling founder Andy Smith comments on the 10th anniversary celebrations

Since its humble beginnings as an teensy-eensy one and a half stage festival held in the grounds of a town centre art gallery back in 2006 to its current home spread across the stunning 300 acre Lowther Deer Park, home to our 12 stages (and more to come), it’s been an incredible journey. I think it’s fair to say this year’s line-up is going to take some beating though with an expanded festival seeing 5 headliners over 4 days and an eclectic spread across all stages, but the real beauty is in the atmosphere of the audience and that's what it's really about at Kendal’.

Set in the stunning surrounds of the Lake District, this innovative, independent festival is renowned for more than just music and festival lovers will also enjoy 4 days of arts installations, gourmet food, kid’s entertainment and a real ale festival all within the confines of what is widely regarded to be the most beautiful festival site in the UK.
Kendal Calling was one of the first UK festivals to sell out last year, a record 9 weeks in advance of the festival so very early booking is strongly advised.

 Pinky Swear Records Announce Mini Festival.

Pink Swear RecordsMonday 16th Feburary 2015
Northern UK-based DIY label Pinky Swear Records (known for their work with Neck Deep, Your Demise, ROAM, Astroid Boys, Nai Harvest, Brutality Will Prevail and more) have announced their first ever festival, set to take place on Saturday 2nd May at Manchester’s Sound Control.

US pop punk outfit Man Overboard will headline the day, accompanied with a set of the UK’s finest up and coming bands in the genre, including Moose Blood, ROAM, Boston Manor, Trash Boat and more across two stages running side by side with no time clashes.

Label co-founder Lee Burgess had this to say about the event, “I want it to be a good mix of everything I'd want if I was to attend an indoor all day festival myself. That's all we've ever done when it’s come down to our releases anyway; so we’ve hit it with the same ethics. We’ve picked bands we like and bands we want to put in front of people. We’ve kept the cost down to just £12 per ticket, with no booking fee nonsense, for a total of 16 bands. No clashes so bands don’t have to compete and punters get to see everyone they want to; plus no barriers cause they’re just annoying at punk shows. We’re inviting some labels and distros down to sell records, and we’re gonna have freshly cooked meat and vegan food options available at prices that are ridiculous. We just want it to have a fun vibe all round.”

The next announcement of the final six bands playing will be made in March. Tickets are currently available at the early bird price of £12 until March 13th, when it will rise to £15.

Tickets are available from http://pinkyswearrecords.limitedrun.com/

 Randy Rhoads Ultimate Tribute Album To Be Released.

Randy RhoadsMonday 16th Feburary 2015
One of the most venerated guitarists ever to grace hard rock music, the late, great Randy Rhoads, will be celebrated in the truest of fashions with the release of IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE on March 9th.

A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his Brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj Tankiann, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Tim (Ripper) Owens, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, George Lynch, Gus G., Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others.

The album was produced & compiled by the Grammy-award winning guitarist and producer Bob Kulick at his own studio.

A lover of classical music, Rhoads had taken initial steps into rock’n’roll as a 16 year old when he formed a band, that soon became Quiet Riot. It was never named “Little Women”, who would quickly become Quiet Riot. Rhoads was vaulted to the limelight in 1979 when Ozzy Osbourne chose the relatively unknown guitarist to help shape a new future for him via his band, Blizzard of Oz. The result saw Rhoads co-script two of the most famous albums in hard rock history, Blizzard Of Oz and Diary of A Madman, and rapidly ascended the stairway of fame and recognition for his virtuoso playing and writing. Famed for the way he fused classical flavors with technically-excellent hard rock, Rhoads became one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. When he tragically died on March 19th 1982 in a plane accident, Rhoads was only 25 years old, but thankfully, the legend of his work, ethos and their continuing influence on a whole new generation of guitarists, has never dimmed.

Along with the CD, IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE, will also contain a bonus DVD, including interesting interviews with some of the involved artists, hosted by Bob Kulick and a feature on the Musonia School of Music, a teaching school on North Hollywood, California, set up by Randy’s mother and run by his brother Kelle Rhoads.

 The Amorettes To Release New Album 'Game On'.

AmorettesMonday 16th Feburary 2015
The Amorettes are proud the announce the release of their new full-length “Game On” on 23rd March 2015 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

The first single “Fire at Will” will be released as an EP on 16th February 2015 with 2 live tracks recorded from the show at Camden Barfly, London on 17th November 2014, and 2 bonus demo tracks.

A teaser of the new single 'Fire at Will' can be found here: http://youtu.be/fon1-4n-ckA

The Scottish all-girl three piece produce boisterous classic rock tunes full of gargantuan riffs, meaty bass lines and more spunk than Motley Crue and Van Halen put together. “Game On” is produced by legendary Grammy Award winning Chris Tsangarides and sees the band taking a new approach towards their DIY attitude.

The band will also support Europe and Black Star Riders on their upcoming UK tour this March.

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

Track Listing
1) Bull By The Horns
2) Fire At Will
3) Get What’s Coming
4) Hot And Heavy
5) Daddy’s Got Money
6) Son Of A Gun
7) Shoot From The Hip
8) Give ‘Em Hell
9) Heartbreaker
10) Rock Me, Roll Me

 The Quireboys To Release New Album.

QuireboysMonday 16th Feburary 2015
Locked away for a week in the Swedish outpost of Klippan, the Quireboys couldn’t have imagined what would emerge from the most intensive recording process of their careers.

“It was the bleakest place I’ve ever seen,” said guitarist Paul Guerin, following his stay in the town whose name translates as Cliff’s Edge. “I felt like I was in the Big Brother house,” added Spike. “I never stepped out of the studio – not once. We could have gone stir crazy but we came out of there with a record we never knew was possible.”

Inspired by the success of 2009’s critically acclaimed acoustic album Halfpenny Dancer, the band entered Lemon Studios fully intending to repeat that winning formula. However, an Aladdin’s Cave of intriguing instruments and eerie samples inspired the Quireboys to push the boundaries and shift the focus. “The plan was always to record some new acoustic songs and rework some originals,” added Spike. “But the plan changed. There was something about that place – the vibe got better and better and we just went with the flow.”

Spike, Paul Guerin, Guy Griffin (guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards) flew home with 10 new songs and a brand new sound. Fans can hear the fruits of the Quireboys’ labours this spring when 'St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul' is released as part of a luxurious 4CD set – featuring buried treasure and bonus cuts.

The new album will be packaged alongside Halfpenny Dancer – finally available again – and two discs covering the previously unreleased 2010 Halfpenny Dancer live show featuring fiddles, pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and more! “This side of the band needs to heard,” added Spike. “And we’ll be taking the new music out on the road with our most intimate tour yet.”

The new album’s title might hark back to the Quireboys’ rootsy legacy but the quality of its music reaffirms a desire to break new ground and grow their sound. The 30th anniversary celebrations might be over – but the party’s still in full swing!

St Cecilia And The Gypsy Soul is released worldwide via Off Yer Rocka on March 30 2015 but will be preceded by the Gracie B EP which features 4 bonus tracks & a lyrics video on the 16th March.

Produced by The Quireboys and Martin Ekelund
OYR 021
Album Title: St Cecilia & the Gypsy Soul
Release Date: 30th March 2015
Pre order Date: 27th Feb 2015

Track listing

Disc 1
1) Gracie B.
2) Land of my father.
3) St Cecilia.
4) The promise.
5) Can't hide it anymore.
6) Out of your mind.
7) The Hurting Kind.
8) Adaline.
9) The Best are not Forgotten.
10) Why did it take so long.

Disc 2 – Halfpenny Dancer
1) There she goes again
2) Devil of a Man
3) Love to Love
4) Mona Lisa Smiled
5) I cant stop loving you
6) Roses & Rings
7) Baby its you
8) Hello
9) Pretty Girls
10) He’ll Have To Go
11) Long Time Comin’
12) Hates to please
13) King of New York

Disc 3 – Halfpenny Live (Part I)
1) There she goes again
2) Devil of a man
3) Mona Lisa Smiled
4) Love to Love
5) Roses & Rings
6) Pretty Girls
7) Cant stop loving you
8) One for the road
9) Hello

Disc 4 – Halfpenny Live (Part II)
1) Hates to please
2) Long time comin’
3) Have a drink with me
4) Late Night Saturday call
5) Misled
6) I love this dirty town
7) 7 o’clock
8) I don’t love you anymore

The Quireboys will be on their Unplugged & Personal Tour which commences in the UK on 27th Feb

 Will Haven To Release New EP.

Will HavenMonday 16th Feburary 2015
Sacramento’s WILL HAVEN announce their long awaited return with a brand new EP, new record label, and new touring on the horizon. Their first new material since 2011’s acclaimed “Voir Dire” - the new 9 song EP titled “Open The Mind to Discomfort” will be released May 18th on Artery Recordings worldwide.

The track listing is as follows:
1. A
2. Soul Leach
3. Do You Have A Light
4. B
5. Hermit
6. C
7. The Comet
8. D
9. POP 14

In celebration, Will Haven will be touring the United Kingdom in May in support of the release. Expect a brand new song and pre orders to be released over the next few weeks. Stay tuned….

May
24th Manchester, Sound Control
25th York, Duchess
26th Glasgow, ABC 2
27th Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
28th Nottingham, Rock City Basement
29th Bristol, Temples Festival

Joining Will Haven on the tour will be Raging Speedhorn and Palm Reader. You DO NOT want to miss these shows! Tickets (£10 for headline shows) are on sale now.

 Turbowolf To Release New Single.

TurbowolfMonday 16th Feburary 2015
Bristolian alt-rockers Turbowolf, have unleashed their brand new single ‘Nine Lives’, which premiered last night on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, and follows last year’s radio smash ‘Rabbits Foot’, and the recent trippy visuals for seven-minute epic album track ‘Rich Gift’.

‘Nine Lives’ is yet another step up for one of the most exciting bands in Britain today, throwing the band’s now signature monstrous guitar riffs, epic sing-along choruses, and wigged-out synth lines into the melting pot, to concoct the most perfect, psychedelic rock ‘n roll brew.

"'Nine Lives' is a song about making the most of our limited time; about living with no regrets; about changing our attitudes towards death and about life. It's a celebration of the known, unknown and everything in between." - Chris Georgiadis

The track comes from the band’s hugely anticipated upcoming album ‘Two Hands’, due out on April 6th. Undoubtedly one of the finest rock albums to be released in 2015, it’s already being raved about by the likes of Mike Kerr from Royal Blood who tipped it in the new issue of Q, describing it as “totally insane“.
After the storming success of their recent tour with the aforementioned Royal Blood and their own December headline tour, the Bristolian groovemeisters are getting back on the road to promote ‘Two Hands’, with a 12-date tour across the UK and Europe supporting Death From Above 1979, and a string of their own headline shows across the UK in April.

‘Nine Lives’ is available as an instant download when you pre-order the album ‘Two Hands’ HERE - out April 6th. Exclusive merchandise bundles available too, including limited edition Gold vinyl, sunglasses, t-shirts and more.

on tour with
DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979
Tickets on sale now - www.deathfromabove1979.com
20/02/14 Dublin - Academy
21/02/14 Belfast - Limelight
23/02/14 Glasgow - ABC
24/02/14 Manchester – The Ritz
25/02/14 London – O2 Brixton Academy
26/02/14 Birmingham – Institute
28/02/14 Paris – Gaite Lyrique
01/03/14 Brussels – AB Box
02/03/14 Luxembourg – Den Atellier
03/03/14 Hamburg - Markthalle
05/03/14 Berlin - Postbahnhof
06/03/14 Dortmund – Visions Party

APRIL HEADLINE TOUR
Tickets on sale now - www.turbowolf.co.uk
08/04/14 Oxford – Bullingdon Arms
09/04/14 Swansea – Sin City
10/04/14 Nottingham - Bodega
11/04/14 Coventry – Kasbah (Tricky Disco Club)
12/04/14 Leeds – The Key Club
14/04/14 Liverpool – Academy II
15/04/14 Newcastle – Academy II
16/04/14 Sheffield – The Harley
17/04/14 Tunbridge Wells - Forum
18/04/14 Southampton – Talking Heads
20/04/14 Cambridge – Portland Arms
22/04/14 Bristol – The Marble Factory

EURO DATES
Tickets on sale now - www.turbowolf.co.uk
25/04/15 - Warsaw - Hybrydy (Knock Out Productions Party)
26/04/15 - Wroclaw - Alibi (Support to Red Fang)
27/04/15 - Krakow - Fabryka (Support to Red Fang)
28/04/15 - Prague - 007 Klub
30/04/15 - Cologne - MTC
01/05/15 - Frankfurt - Nachtleben
02/05/15 - Meerhout - Groezrock Festival

UK FESTIVAL DATES
15/05/15 – The Great Escape (The Hope) - Brighton
30/05/15 – Camden Rocks (Barfly) – London

 Good Riddance To Release New Album 'Peace In Our Time'.

Good RiddanceMonday 16th Feburary 2015
It’s finally official, a new Good Riddance album is ready to be unleashed upon the world! We are thrilled to present to you: Peace in Our Time. The first Good Riddance album in nine years, it rips all expectations to shreds. Packed with everything you’ve ever loved about Good Riddance, Peace in Our Time is essentially the very best of GR distilled down to one LP.

Good Riddance formed sometime in the 1990's, depending on who you ask. Four scrappy punk kids in Santa Cruz who could hardly contain their love for Gorilla Biscuits, as can clearly be heard on their debut, 1995's For God And Country. But things moved forward fast for GR and they became one of the most important bands among the punk/melodic hardcore scene for the next decade. They boast massive album sales that number in the six figures, and they managed to accomplish that while staying true to the underground and remaining on an independent record label. They toured harder than any band in the scene, but by 2007 they had disbanded. They burned bright and they burned out.

But they're back. Back with their core lineup and their first album in eight years, Peace In Our Time.

“We didn't want to be a band who overstayed our welcome,” said frontman Russ Rankin about their decision to dissolve all those years ago. He adds, “Everyone was becoming increasingly busy with other, non-music careers, families, etc.” The curse of the punk rocker, right? Well, not so fast. One thing that you need to know about Good Riddance is that these guys are lifers. Rankin put it simply, “We missed playing the songs.” They had no choice but to return to the music because it was part of their DNA.

And their resume is worth noting. The band has been very humble about their activism, almost to the point of being bashful about their contributions towards the community. Russ won't even discuss his vegan lifestyle or his compassion towards animals, but he's been committed to that for decades now. There's also the fact that the band has been donating proceeds from their album sales to various charities: Food Not Bombs, Santa Cruz AIDS Project, the Cabrillo College Music Department, Santa Cruz Homeless Shelter, and more. By now you've probably guessed that Good Riddance has a leftist message to go along with their urgent music. True, but they also back up their words with actions and money to the causes they believe in.

Let's talk about them in today's terms and in regards to this new full length. Good Riddance is, as we say in the biz, “a critic's band”. As in, they have the respect of their peers and those in the know. They're students of the genre who draw from real punk rock influences and their songs come from a very sincere place. It all culminates for the band with Peace In Our Time: on the album opener, “Disputatio”, you can hear dark and thrashy hardcore reminiscent of their contemporaries Paint It Black; then maybe some aggressive melodic punk à la Bad Religion on “No Greater Fight”; Black Flag's hefty, discordant HC on “Dry Season”; and definitely some of The Descendents on “Washed Away”. But make no mistake, Good Riddance has cultivated their own sound from this diverse set of influences and that's probably why their old-school fans have stuck with them. If die-hards need a reference point for Peace In Our Time, think about their high water mark efforts like Comprehensive Guide... or the hardcore staple, Operation Phoenix.

This new album is essentially the very best of GR distilled down to one LP, and it will no doubt get the attention from a lot of old fans, HC devotees, and punk enthusiasts alike. They're already booked to play Europe's Groezrock, one of the biggest punk festivals in the world. There will also be an obvious hometown record release show in Santa Cruz, where they have been selling out countless shows over the years. Good Riddance will be ramping up some activity, and with hardcore music seeming neutered and confused in 2015, Peace In Our Time will mark a triumphant return for a band that the underground scene needs more than ever.

 Coldrain To Support Papa Roach.

ColdrainMonday 16th Feburary 2015
Nagoya, Japan rock band, coldrain, have today unveiled a brand new video for the track ‘Evolve’.

Check it out here: http://youtu.be/j2pjqErqIDE

‘Evolve’ is taken from the bands first internationally released album ‘The Revelation’ which won critical acclaim upon its release last summer through Hopeless Records.

coldrain are set to bring their exhilarating live show to the UK once again with Papa Roach this March.

Full dates below.

COLDRAIN (supporting Papa Roach)
• MAR 8 Norwich, University of East Anglia
• MAR 10 Bristol, 02 Academy
• MAR 11 Southampton, Guildhall
• MAR 12 London, Roundhouse
• MAR 14 Glasgow, Barrowland
• MAR 15 Manchester, Academy
• MAR 17 Birmingham, 02 Academy
• MAR 18 Nottingham, Rock City

 Man Overboard Announce Tour Supports.

Man OverboardMonday 16th Feburary 2015
Man Overboard are proud to announce Moose Blood, Roam and Smile & Burn as support to their UK/EU tour that starts on 11th April and runs until 6th May. Last year, Co-lead vocalist Nik Bruzzese tore his ACL and had to go into surgery so was out of action for months, causing the band to postpone the previous shows.

"This tour has had a host of set backs” Says Justin Collier of Man Overboard... “Nik tore his ACL and we had to reschedule from November to April/May, Hostage Calm broke up, etc... With the new lineup including Moose Blood, Roam and Smile And Burn (UK only) we are breathing in some new life into this tour and we couldn't be more excited!

We'll be making stops in some new places that we havnt played before, such as Poland and Northern Ireland. We're returning to Germany, where we haven't played since 2012. We'll be playing Islington Academy in London, a venue we've played twice and dreamed of headlining. We'll also be making an appearance at Fury Festival in Liverpool with Motion City Soundtrack and Trash Talk, among others, along with the Pinky Swear Records Fest in Manchester.

We're incredibly excited and look forward to seeing everyone at the shows!"

MAN OVERBOARD (w/MOOSE BLOOD, ROAM and SMILE & BURN (*UK only)

11.04 - Tessenderlo, BL @ Tessloo
12.04 - Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo Kelder
13.04 - Cologne, DE @ MTC
14.04 - Berlin, DE @ Comet
15.04 - Krakow, PL @ Off Kijow Klub
16.04 - Vienna, AU @ B72
18.04 - Milan (Assago), IT @ Live Forum
19.04 - Stuttgart, DE @ Juha West
20.04 - Luzern, CH @ Treibhaus
21.04 - Paris, FR @ Batofar
24.04 - London, UK @ Islington Academy
25.04 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
26.04 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
28.04 - Leicester, UK @ Scholar Bar
29.04 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
30.04 - Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
01.05 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio
02.05 - Manchester, UK @ Soundcontrol (Pinky Swear Fest)
03.05 - Liverpool, UK @ Fury Fest
04.05 - Leeds, UK @ The Key Club
05.05 - Belfast, UK @ Sub Bar
06.05 - Dublin, IR @ Fibber Magees

 Hoobastank Announce UK Tour.

HoobastankWednesday 11th Feburary 2015
Hoobastank, P.O.D and Alien Ant Farm have confirmed that they will be touring the UK together this May for a run of dates. All three bands hail from California; Hoobastank have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and had a worldwide smash hit single with the song, “The Reason”, P.O.D have also sold in excess of 10 million albums and had huge hits such as “Alive” and “Youth Of The Nation” and Alien Ant Farm have sold over 5 million albums worldwide and had a huge hit single with their cover of the Michael Jackson classic “Smooth Criminal.” This triple bill tour is the first time all three bands have toured together and an amazing package for all fans!

The tour dates are as follows:
Thursday 7th May LONDON KoKo
Friday 8th May WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Saturday 9th May NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sunday 10th May PLYMOUTH University
Tuesday 12th May READING Sub 89
Wednesday 13th May WREXHAM William Aston Hall
Thursday 14th May BRISTOL Motions
Friday 15th May CARDIFF Y Plas
Saturday 16th May MANCHESTER Academy 2
Sunday 17th May SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms

Doug Robb from Hoobastank commented “We are extremely excited about FINALLY coming back to the UK to play some shows. It's been way too long. What better way, also, then to come back with two great bands that we have a long history and friendship with, P.O.D and Alien Ant Farm. We hope to see all the loyal fans who've waited so long for our return as well as make some new longtime friends. We'll see you soon!”

"We are so looking forward to crossing the Atlantic Ocean and rocking out for our fellow mates” says Marcos from P.O.D. “In the legendary words of Grand Funk Railroad, "We're an American band, We're comin' to your town, We'll help you party it down, We're an American band."

Dryden Mitchell from Alien Ant Farm has said “"UK crowds are some of the best in the world. I can't wait to get over there! We've played many shows with both Hoobastank and P.O.D., so to have us all together is going to make for a perfect night!"

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 13th February at 9am and are priced at £22 and can be purchased from WWW.LIVENATION.CO.UK WWW.TICKETMASTER.CO.UK

 Hardcore Superstar Announce New Album And UK Tour.

Hardcore SuperstarWednesday 11th Feburary 2015
Hardcore Superstar are pleased to announce the release of their new album “HCSS” on 20th April, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

The album is produced by the band and mixed by Joe Barresi (Slipknot, Queens Of The Stone Age, Soundgarden, etc…). To reinvent themselves and find the feeling and the vibe that inspired them in the first place, Hardcore Superstar went back to their old demos form 1994. The result is a fresh and contemporary album that doesn’t forget the core roots of the band’s music.

Hardcore Superstar say “Basically - to reinvent ourselves we had to go back to the summer of -94 when we first started this band and through that get in contact with the feeling and the vibe that inspired us in the first place. That same philosophy goes for the whole album - how we approached the recordings, artwork, choice of the right guy to mix the album and so on. In a way we are backtracking our roots to show ourselves why we once started this band. What we found out is that the very things that got us together in the first place are the same things that still get us going. So this is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in!”

“Glue” was the first single taken from “HCSS” (released in October 2014); the band will release the second single "Touch The Sky" on 9th March.

The band will also embark on a full European/UK tour this March. The “Touch The Sky Tour” kicks off in London and will see the band performing “HCSS” prior the release.

Hardcore Superstar was formed in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1997. They released their debut “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1998. In 2000, seven of these songs were re-released with additional repertoire globally in the LP “Bad Sneakers And A Pina Colada”. Multiple tracks rose to #1 on the charts. In 2001, “Thank You (For Letting Us Be Ourselves)” was issued, and “No Regrets” following in 2003.

Track List

1. Don’t Mean Shit
2. Party ‘Till I’m Gone
3. The Cemetery
4. Off With Their Heads
5. Fly
6. The Ocean
7. Touch The Sky
8. Growing Old
9. Glue
10. Messed Up For Sure

UK Tour Dates
Wed 11th Mar London, The Garage
Thu 12th Mar Swansea, The Scene
Sat 14th Mar Manchester, Academy 3
Sun 15th Mar Edinburgh, Studio 24
Tue 17th Mar Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Wed 18th Mar Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Thu 19th Mar Chester, Live Room
Fri 20th Mar Southampton, Talking Heads

 Krokodil Announce Headline London Show.

KrokodilWednesday 11th Feburary 2015
KROKODIL will play a headline show at The Black Heart in Camden Town, North London, on Thursday March 19th.

Up to this point, the band – featuring members & previous members of Hexes, Gallows & SikTh – has either occupied Special Guest spots or appeared at festivals, taking in Download, Sonisphere & Bloodstock as well as touring around Europe with Mastodon last November/December.

An opening act for The Black Heart show will be announced shortly.

The debut Krokodil album, ‘Nachash’, is out now on Spinefarm Records; recorded & mixed by Steve Sears Jr, the record includes first single ‘Shatter’ (originally released for ‘Record Store Day’ 2014), plus 11 other compositions, including latest single / lyric video ‘Sun Riders’ (feat. Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro). The video clip for ‘Sun Riders’ was created by Bleed From Within guitarist Craig Gowan, and features illustrations by Krokodil guitarist, Dan P Carter.

Watch the ‘Sun Riders’ lyric video here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/GBUV71401078

On the international front, Krokodil have now confirmed a number of festivals for the spring / summer; these include Temples Festival in May (UK), Tuska Open Air in Finland (June) FortaRock in Holland (June) and MetalDays in Slovenia (July), with more to follow.

 Teenage Bottle Rocket To Release New Album.

Teenage BottlerocketTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
Laramie, Wyoming punks Teenage Bottlerocket have announced details for their 6th studio LP (and Rise Records debut). 'Tales From Wyoming' will be released on 30th March and is now available for pre-order on MerchNow.

Stream a new track titled "Nothing Else Matters (When I'm With You)".

The band says, "“We worked hard with Jason Livermore and Andrew Berlin engineering at the Blasting Room and the one and only Bill Stevenson producing and we cannot wait for everyone to hear it!.”
Teenage Bottlerocket will be touring in the U.S. with Pennywise and A Wilhelm Scream from March 12 to March 29. The band will also play shows in Europe with Masked Intruder in April and May and is confirmed to perform at this year's Groezock and Pirate Satellite Festivals.

Tracklist:
01 In My Head
02 I Found The One
03 Nothing Else Matters (When I'm With You)
04 They Call Me Steve
05 Dead Saturday
06 Cockroach Strikes Again
07 Been Too Long
08 Too Much La Collina
09 Can't Quit You
10 Haunted House
11 Bullshit
12 I Wanna Die
13 TV Set
14 First Time

 Periphery Hit The UK Album Chart.

PeripheryTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
PERIPHERY’s eagerly awaited dual albums, 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega', landed in international charts in Europe:

UK:
'Juggernaut: Alpha': #43
'Juggernaut: Omega': #45

UK Rock Charts:
'Juggernaut: Alpha': #5
'Juggernaut: Omega': #6

Drummer Matt Halpern comments: "We are absolutely thrilled with the amount of positivity and excitement we're seeing and receiving for the Juggernaut releases. As a band and as individuals we poured our hearts and souls into these releases, so to have this type of response if truly special. Thank you to those who have taken part in the Juggernaut experience so far... We can't wait to play these songs live for you!"

Make sure to watch their amazing video clip for 'Alpha': http://youtu.be/60kQ_qaWS0E
Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the 'Make Total Destroy' video, directed the clip.

The DC-based band began recording what would become “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega” in the early summer of 2014, with the band’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood serving as producer for the ambitious undertaking that was documented via a series of webisodes that you can find here: http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/juggernaut/

It is also available as 'JuggerDoc' with the physical purchase of 'Juggernaut: Omega' while 'Juggernaut: Alpha' comes with a mini poster.

Once word of the dual, conceptual releases surfaced drummer Matt Halpern gave listeners insight into the themes behind the albums and the reason they are two distinct albums: 'Juggernaut’ is a story that is told through our music, and we want our audience to fully digest the whole experience. Because ‘Juggernaut’ is very detailed and dense in terms of character development, peaks and valleys, climaxes and resolutions we've divided the story and music in two, in the form of two separate albums. ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’, the first part of the story, focuses on the back story and character development, while part two/album two, ‘Juggernaut: Omega’, focuses on some pretty serious and gut-wrenching events, taking you for a thrill ride along the main character's complex journey. Although the albums are split in two physically, the story is only complete when the albums are digested consecutively, allowing the listener to recognize and hear the lyrical and musical overlapping themes, foreshadowing, and connected ideas.”

PERIPHERY are currently touring North America. Next on their agenda are Russia, a full European tour with Devin Townsend Project and Shining which leads to a PERIPHERY headlining show in London, UK, on April 1st.

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

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

PERIPHERY + Xerath and Red Seas Fire
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington

16.-18.07.15 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Fest

 New Zealand's Like A Storm Announce New Album.

Like A StormTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
New Zealand band LIKE A STORM have made huge waves in the US scene, labeled "one of the hottest buzz bands out there right now," by National Rock Review. With a brand new album out through Century Media / Another Century, this year the storm spreads to Europe and the rest of the world.

The band of three brothers moved from Auckland, NZ to North America knowing no one. Renowned for their explosive live show, LIKE A STORM quickly climbed the ranks, having now toured arenas and large clubs all across the US with such heavy-weights as: Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Steel Panther, Shinedown, HellYeah & more.

Their connection with the crowds every night was instant - Their first album, 'The End of The Beginning', debuted in the Billboard Top 200 from nightly tour sales alone.

LIKE A STORM’s brand new single, 'Love The Way You Hate Me' has been #1 on the biggest rock station in North America for 5 weeks. Its stateside success makes LIKE A STORM the highest-charting New Zealand rock act in US radio history. The track connected with listeners everywhere. When a new single typically lasts a few weeks at US radio, 'Love The Way You Hate Me' blasted for over 9 months! Outlasting singles from much more established acts.

The official video for 'Love The Way You Hate Me', which features a zombie mob of actual LIKE A STORM fans, has over 2 million views on Youtube.
Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xhubIqV1CI

The track was inspired when someone at a truck-stop in small-town USA called one of the brothers a "freak." Produced by the band themselves, it's one of the first, if not the only, charting single to feature the ancient Aboriginal wood instrument, the Didgeridoo. When combined with crushing guitars and prog drumming, "Didgeridoo Metal" was born.

Their brand new album, 'Awaken The Fire' is one of the first releases from Century Media imprint ANOTHER CENTURY, and will be released all across Europe on March 16th, 2015

Like A Storm will be touring all across Europe in 2015 in support of the release - watch the space.

“Awaken The Fire” track-listing:
1. Chaos
2. Love The Way You Hate Me
3. Wish You Hell
4. Break Free
5. Never Surrender
6. Become The Enemy
7. Southern Skies
8. Six Feet Under
9. Gangsters Paradise (Coolio cover version)
10. Ordinary
11. Nothing Remains (Nihil Reliquum)

More details about the upcoming LIKE A STORM album 'Awaken The Fire' will be revealed soon…

 Attila To Embark On UK Tour.

AttilaTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
Drop your weapons and put your hands up!

Officers Fronzak, Linck, Blehm, and Heenan aka your boys in Attila have reported for duty and are on the scene in their new video for "Hate Me."

In this hilarious and unforgettable clip, Attila trade their microphones and instruments for handcuffs, nightsticks, and cop uniforms and they approach the police officer's job to protect and to serve in ways that only they can.

You didn't think that Attila would be conventional in their depiction of the long of the arm of the

The video for the song, which lives on Guilty Pleasure, released to much fanfare in November and recently labeled the "the most relevant album about the Internet ever made," among, uh, other things, premiered today on VEVO.com.

So go ahead, put your hands up and get ready for an audiovisual frisking, courtesy of Attila. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/FYvTGyxj97Q

Guilty Pleasure is available for purchase via iTunes http://geni.us/attila, Amazon http://bit.ly/attilagp and MerchNow. http://www.attila.merchnow.com

Attila UK Tour Dates:
Fri 27th Feb Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sat 28th Feb Manchester, Club Academy
Sun 1st Mar Glasgow, Cathouse
Mon 2nd Mar Newcastle, Think Tank
Tue 3rd Mar Leeds, UNI
Wed 4th Mar Birmingham, Asylum
Thu 5th Mar Southampton, Talking Heads
Fri 6th Mar London, Electric Ballroom
Sat 7th Mar Bristol, Feleece

 Seasick Steve Unleashes New Video.

Seasick SteveTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
Seasick Steve announces new single and surprising new video ‘Summertime Boy’, from his sensational new album, ‘Sonic Soul Surfer’, both released March 23rd on Caroline International.

'Summertime Boy’ is Steve’s unique way of celebrating the joys of summer and sunshine (even in the depths of winter), over a rolling swagger of slide guitar, drums and jaw harp. The feel-good accompanying video is a snapshot of the perfect summertime lifestyle, featuring Steve on guitar and more surprisingly, a surfboard. Steve says of the video, "I'm lookin' good, the ocean lookin' good, the girl lookin' real good, we all good!”

Since appearing on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny New Year’s Eve 2006, Seasick Steve’s career both on record and onstage has gone from strength to strength. In the process he has established himself as one of the best live acts in music today and next April sees him return for the first time in 4 years for a full UK tour armed with a batch of fantastic new songs.

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

Produced and written by Seasick Steve and recorded in his front room at the little farm where he lives, ‘Sonic Soul Surfer is his seventh studio record and most ambitious work yet. Along with longtime drummer Dan Magnusson, the album also features Luther Dickinson (Mississippi All Stars) playing slide guitar on two tracks, Georgina Leach on fiddle and Ben Miller playing jaw harp on ‘Summertime Boy’.

Take a look at the video for Summertime Boy here - http://po.st/SummertimeBoyYT

 Dir En Grey Announce Due Of London Shows.

Dir En GreyMTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
Japanese avant-garde metallers dir en grey return to the UK this May, giving fans the opportunity to hear songs from last year’s ‘ARCHE’ album performed live for the first time.

For the uninitiated, the dir en grey live show is a genuinely jaw-dropping experience. Well-worn phrases are often bandied about in promotional hyperbole, but in the case of this Japanese five piece, the secretion of blood, sweat and tears is a real prospect, such is the emotion and soul poured into their shows.

Bold and sensitive, chaotic and melodic, over the course of nine albums, dir en grey have become one of the biggest names in Japanese rock to break outside of their home country. Embraced by the international rock media, support for the band has been overwhelmingly positive, especially in the UK, where they became the first (and so far only) Japanese band to appear on the cover of Kerrang! Magazine.

TOUR15 THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE:
Sat 23 / Sun 24 May
Islington o2 Academy

 QUEENSRŸCHE Announce UK Shows.

QueensrycheTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
Good news for QUEENSRŸCHE fans! The legendary Seattle Metal band will return to Europe to play summer festivals as well as some headline shows. Armored Saint and Death Angel will support them on special dates.

With the QUEENSRŸCHE canvas wiped completely clean and the band's easel the strongest and most stable it's been in years, Eddie Jackson, Todd LaTorre, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton forge ahead to create yet another QUEENSRŸCHE masterpiece. The band has already begun writing new material for the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled 2013 Century Media Records release, Queensrÿche. The new album is tentatively scheduled for release in late summer 2015.

QUEENSRŸCHE – Live:
18.07.2015 Bang Your Head Festival, Balingen, GERMANY
21.07.2015 Metaldays Festival, Tolmin, SLOVENIA
31.07.2015 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, GERMANY
01.08.2015 Skogsrojet Festival, Rejmyre, SWEDEN
03.08.2015 Melkweg, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (Armored Saint support)
04.08.2015 Effenaar, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS (Armored Saint support)
05.08.2015 Marble Factory, Bristol, UK (Death Angel support)
06.08.2015 Electric Ballroom, London, UK (Armored Saint, Death Angel support)
07.08.2015 Concorde 2, Brighton, UK (Death Angel support)
08.08.2015 Alcatraz Festival, Kortrijk, BELGIUM

More dates to be announced soon.

 The Replacements Add Second London Show.

The ReplacementsTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
Due to demand, The Replacements have added a second date at London’s Roundhouse on Wednesday 3rd June after selling out their first show on 2nd June. The dates mark the band’s first live shows in the UK for 24 years. Tickets for the newly added date go on sale at 9am on Friday 13th February priced £33.50 and £39.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

The Replacements are one of the most well respected and celebrated legends of American indie.

Born at the end of the 70’s in Minneapolis, the band forged their own path to became the link between hardcore and alternative rock, setting down the foundations of what would be 90’s indie-rock.

Responsible for acclaimed albums such as “Let it Be”, “Tim”, and “Pleased To Meet Me”, The Replacements are regarded as one of the definitive artists of their time amongst critics and fans alike, and are noted to have achieved the perfect balance between energetic rock and passionate ballads, punk riffs and the melodic American rock.

 ZZ Top Announce One Off London Show.

CZZ TopTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
That little ol’ band from Texas – the legendary ZZ Top have announced they will return to the UK for a one-off show at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on Wednesday 24th June, plus very special guests Thunder. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 13th February priced £47.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

ZZ Top have been together for over 40 years and never once has their line up changed, they are one of the only bands with a career span of this magnitude to be able to lay claim to this distinction and boy does it show. Not only were they inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, they were ranked number 44 on the VH1 ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’. Since the 80s they have had a string of massive hits, spawning some of the best and most instantly recognisable singles within the Hard Rock genre – ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’, ‘Sharp Dressed Man’, ‘La Grange’ and ‘Legs’ to name but a few.

Special guests for this one-off show comes from British rock legends Thunder, who over their 25 year career have had 18 Top 40 hit singles in the UK, a stack of gold albums around the world, a host of awards, and a fanbase of unswerving loyalty. These are accomplishments most bands can only dream of, but for Thunder these are merely stepping stones in a twenty-five career built on a brilliant "one dance, all dance" live show and truly epic songs.

 Ringo Star To Release New Studio Album.

Ringo StarTuesday 10th Feburary 2015
Universal Music proudly announces Ringo Starr's 18th studio release, POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE. With 11 original tracks, the solo album is due out in the UK on March 30, 2015 and is the first to include a song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band - Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.

POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE was produced by Ringo and recorded at his home studio in Los Angeles and, as always, features friends and family. As Ringo often says, "If I am recording and you're in town and drop by, you're going to be on the record!" The album’s guest artists include: Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Dave Stewart, Ann Marie Simpson, Richard Marx, Amy Keys, Peter Frampton, Nathan East, and Glen Ballard (among others, complete details and track by track to follow in coming weeks).

POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE track list:
1. Rory And The Hurricanes
2. You Bring The Party Down
3. Bridges
4. Postcards From Paradise
5. Right Side Of The Road
6. Not Looking Back
7. Bamboula
8. Island In The Sun
9. Touch And Go
10. Confirmation
11. Let Love Lead

POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE will be released just after Ringo returns from the road with the All Starrs, who go back out on the road on February 13th with dates in the U.S. and Latin America (see link to tour press release below).
On April 18, 2015 Ringo will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, where he will receive the Award for Musical Excellence.

 Cancer Bats Release In Studio Footage.

Cancer BatsMonday 9th Feburary 2015
Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated new album “Searching For Zero” - Canada’s finest - Cancer Bats - have put together a series of webisodes providing a look at the making of the album. Episode 1 is available to watch now:
http://po.st/SearchingForZeroE1

While you are at it - you can also check out the awesome videos for True Zero and Satellites. Be prepared to want to smash things up afterwards.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Snot To Head Out On UK Tour.

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

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

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

 Starset To Support In This Moment.

StarsetMonday 9th Feburary 2015
Starset are set to embark on a 12 date European tour in support of their new album “Transmissions”. The dates will see them support In This Moment.

Starset released their debut studio album Transmissions on 24th November 2014 via Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Rob Graves (All That Remains, Red).

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

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

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

See Starset’s European dates for 2015

Tue 17-Feb Germany, Munich, Strom
Wed 18-Feb Switzerland, Solothurn, Kofmehl
Thu 19-Feb Italy, Milan Fabrique
Sat 21-Feb Germany, Berlin C Club
Mon 23-Feb Germany, Hamburg Logo / Gruenspan
Tue 24-Feb Germany, Cologne Essigfabrik
Wed 25-Feb France Paris Trabendo
Thu 26-Feb Holland, Utrecht Tivoli
Sat 28-Feb UK, Glasgow Garage
Sun 1-Mar UK, Leeds Metropolitan University
Mon 2-Mar UK Manchester Academy 2
Wed 4-Mar Uk, Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Thu 5-Mar UK, London Koko

Tickets are available at all the usual outlets.

 Obey The Brave Announce Tour Dates.

Obey The BraveMonday 9th Feburary 2015
Canadian, Metalcore outfit, OBEY THE BRAVE have just released a brand new video for track 'Up In Smoke' which is taken from their latest album 'Salvation', released in September 2014 via Epitaph Records.

See it here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPcpy6hDwzA

OBEY THE BRAVE will be back in mainland Europe and UK in April this year for a headline tour.

Please find the full list of dates below.
OBEY THE BRAVE
MALEVOLENCE
NAPOLEON
KUBLAI KHAN

03.04.15 Holland Dordrecht @ Bibelot
04.04.15 UK Manchester @ Academy 3
05.04.15 UK Southampton @ Joiners
06.04.15 UK Cardiff @ Clwb Ifor Bach
07.04.15 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
08.04.15 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
09.04.15 UK Birmingham @ The Oobleck
10.04.15 UK London @ Underworld
11.04.15 Belgium Durbuy @ Durbuy Rock
12.04.15 France Toulouse @ Le Metronum
13.04.15 Spain Madrid @ Lemon
14.04.15 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmataz 3
15.04.15 France Montpellier @ Secret Place
16.04.15 Italy Rome @ Traffic
17.04.15 Italy Bologna @ Blogos
18.04.15 Germany Lindau @ Club Vaudeville
19.04.15 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
20.04.15 Germany Berlin @ Magnet
21.04.15 Poland Warsaw @ Hydrozagadka
22.04.15 Slovakia Kosice @ Collosseum
23.04.15 Hungary Budapest @ Kvlt
24.04.15 Austria Wien @ Impericon Fest
25.04.15 Germany Oberhausen @ Impericon Fest
26.04.15 Switzerland Zürich @ Impericon Fest - OTB only
27.04.15 Germany München @ Feierwerk
28.04.15 Germany Trier @ Exhaus
29.04.15 Germany Stuttgart @ Cann
30.04.15 France Paris @ Impericon Fest - O/M/KK only
01.05.15 Belgium Meerhout @ Groezrock - OTB only
02.05.15 Germany Leipzig @ Impericon Fest - O/M/N only

 Monster Truck To Support Nickelback.

Monster TruckMonday 9th Feburary 2015
Canadian rockers MONSTER TRUCK are all revved up to return to the UK this November, for their biggest performances yet. Set to rip up the stage as special guests to fellow Canucks NICKELBACK on their ‘No Fixed Address’ tour, the band will play eight arenas in the UK before continuing the joint trek across Europe.

Tickets are on sale now for all UK dates and can be purchased from box offices and online at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/nickelback-tickets. The full list of shows is as follows:
Fri 13th Nov - SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena
Sat 14th Nov - GLASGOW SSE Hydro Arena
Mon 16th Nov - NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Tue 17th Nov - MANCHESTER Arena
Thu 19th Nov - LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Sat 21st Nov - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Sun 22nd Nov - NOTTINGHAM Capital FM Arena
Tue 24th Nov - LONDON Wembley Arena

MONSTER TRUCK are currently hard at work on a new album, their follow-up to the blistering 12-track disc ‘Furiosity’. Holed up in their studio in Toronto with producer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, Danko Jones) at the helm again, the band are hopeful for a Summer 2015 release, though no details are confirmed yet. Expect to hear a raft of new tunes at the November shows!

Guitarist Jeremy Widerman comments, "What a peculiar and exciting experience it is to be simultaneously working on our new record and preparing for another trek across UK/Europe. We couldn't possibly more excited to share the big stage with Nickelback and make our third trip overseas!"

 Kopiklaani Reveal Artwork For Forthcoming Album.

KorpiklanniMonday 9th Feburary 2015
In anticipation of their forthcoming new album, Finnish folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI have revealed the cover artwork for ‘Noita’.
The artwork was done by Jan Yrlund from Darkgrove Design, who has created all the Korpiklaani covers in recent years.

‘Noita’ was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It will also be the first KORPIKLAANI album to feature the new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has been playing a very active role in the folk arrangements along with fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

KORPIKLAANI are set to play Bloodstock Festival in Catton Park, Derbyshire this August alongside ENSLAVED, SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, SABATON and more. Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/Bloodstock2015

 Hudson Taylor Announce UK Tour.

Hudson TaylorMonday 9th Feburary 2015
Hudson Taylor will release their debut album Singing For Strangers through Polydor on March 30th. The Dublin duo, brothers Harry and Alfie, have amassed a huge underground following over a series of well-received EPs and singles and the 18-track album is a perfect honing of their breezy, beguiling folk-pop. “We want to be able to look back in a few years’ time and be proud of our songs,” says Alfie. “Our music is raw and folky, like Crosby, Stills and Nash or Simon & Garfunkel. We’re really coming into our own and we’ve been recording some great stuff,” adds Harry. The pair have also announced a mammoth UK and Irish tour to take place throughout February.

They have certainly been hanging round in the right circles: they supported Jake Bugg on his arena tour earlier this year and ended up performing twice in one day when they played with the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park. Harry and Alfie spent the majority of 2014 putting the finishing touches on Singing For Strangers, which follows the critically-acclaimed singles Chasing Rubies, Battles and Weapons. The record was produced by the band and long-term collaborator Iain Archer with help from Mike Einziger and Danton Supple in London, LA & Eastbourne.

Over the course of their EP and single releases, Hudson Taylor have garnered a dedicated following and their Youtube and Vevo videos have had almost five million views. February and March will see the band play some of their biggest headline slots yet, with the tour including dates at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. The band’s live shows have been met with an increasingly fevered reaction. “We want to be known as a live band,” says Harry. “We plan on touring constantly – forever.” Hudson Taylor are on the brink of a big breakthrough. The stage is set.

LIVE DATES:
Sun 1st Feb 2015 Edinburgh The Caves
Tue 3rd Feb 2015 Newcastle Riverside
Wed 4th Feb 2015 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thu 5th Feb 2015 Sheffield Plug
Sat 7th Feb 2015 Manchester Academy 2
Sun 8th Feb 2015 Birmingham Library
Mon 9th Feb 2015 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tue 10th Feb 2015 Cambridge Junction 2
Thu 12th Feb 2015 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 13th Feb 2015 Brighton Concorde 2
Sun 15th Feb 2015 Oxford O2 Academy 2
Mon 16th Feb 2015 Falmouth Princess Pavilion
Wed 18th Feb 2015 Exeter Phoenix
Thu 19th Feb 2015 Bristol Trinity Centre
Fri 20th Feb 2015 Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Sat 21st Feb 2015 Belfast Mandela Hall
Mon 23rd Feb 2015 Galway Roisin Dubh
Tue 24th Feb 2015 Dundalk Spirit Store
Thu 26th Feb 2015 Dublin Olympia Theatre
Fri 27th Feb 2015 Kilkenny Set Theatre
Sat 28th Feb 2015 Limerick Dolan's
Sun 1st Mar 2015 Cork Savoy

 Nightwish Announce Announce One Off London Show.

NightwishMonday 9th Feburary 2015
Nightwish have announced a headline show at Wembley SSE Arena on the 19th December 2015, which will be their only UK date this year.

The band will be making history by being the first ever Finnish band to headline this famous venue.

'Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history from the downstairs of the legendary Astoria Club in London over ten years ago. This truly is a dream come true
for us !'Tuomas / NIGHTWISH

The date will feature the band’s full production giving UK fans a spectacular stage show, as well as their the first chance to hear tracks from the upcoming new album 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' live.

Support comes from Swedish extreme metal band Arch Enemy and fellow Finnish melancholic metallers Amorphis.

Tickets go on sale this Friday 13th Feb at 10am and will be available here: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/nightwish-tickets

 Fozzy Announce UK Tour.

FozzyMonday 9th Feburary 2015
FOZZY, led by guitarist Rich Ward and professional wrestling star, Chris Jericho, on vocals, have just launched a behind the scenes of the video for the title track of their latest album 'Do You Wanna Start A War': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngaOC_Hay_4#t=111

While you are already online make sure to watch the video for 'Do You Wanna Start A War': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbrqAFxb4pE

It won’t be too long until European fans will finally get the chance to see FOZZY live on their upcoming Cinderblock Party tour throughout UK, France, Switzerland and Germany in March:

FOZZY
w/ The Dirty Youth, Malrun
04.03.2015 (UK) Belfast - The Limelight2 *
05.03.2015 (IE) Cork - Cyprus Avenue *
06.03.2015 (IE) Dublin - Fibber Magees *
07.03.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
08.03.2015 (UK) Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
09.03.2015 (UK) Manchester - The Ruby Lounge
10.03.2015 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
11.03.2015 (UK) London - The Underworld
12.03.2015 (UK) Bristol - The Marble Factory
13.03.2015 (UK) Exeter - Lemon Grove
14.03.2015 (UK) Southampton - 1865
15.03.2015 (UK) Brighton - Concorde 2
17.03.2015 (FR) Paris - La Flèche d'Or
18.03.2015 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
19.03.2015 (DE) München - Backstage (Halle)
20.03.2015 (DE) Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
21.03.2015 (DE) Bochum - Matrix
* without Malrun

 Attila announce UK Tour Dates.

AttilaThursday 5th Feburary 2015
Drop your weapons and put your hands up!

Officers Fronzak, Linck, Blehm, and Heenan aka your boys in Attila have reported for duty and are on the scene in their new video for "Hate Me."

In this hilarious and unforgettable clip, Attila trade their microphones and instruments for handcuffs, nightsticks, and cop uniforms and they approach the police officer's job to protect and to serve in ways that only they can.

You didn't think that Attila would be conventional in their depiction of the long of the arm of the law, now did you?

The video for the song, which lives on Guilty Pleasure, released to much fanfare in November and recently labeled the "the most relevant album about the Internet ever made," among, uh, other things, premiered today on VEVO.com.

So go ahead, put your hands up and get ready for an audiovisual frisking, courtesy of Attila. Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/FYvTGyxj97Q

Guilty Pleasure is available for purchase via iTunes http://geni.us/attila, Amazon http://bit.ly/attilagp and MerchNow. http://www.attila.merchnow.com

Attila UK Tour Dates:

Fri 27th Feb Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sat 28th Feb Manchester, Club Academy
Sun 1st Mar Glasgow, Cathouse
Mon 2nd Mar Newcastle, Think Tank
Tue 3rd Mar Leeds, UNI
Wed 4th Mar Birmingham, Asylum
Thu 5th Mar Southampton, Talking Heads
Fri 6th Mar London, Electric Ballroom
Sat 7th Mar Bristol, Fleece

 All That Remains Release New video.

All That RemainsThursday 5th Feburary 2015
This morning ALL THAT REMAINS partnered with VEVO for the video premiere for “This Probably Won’t End Well” from their much-anticipated new album The Order Of Things which will be released on February 23, 2015 via Razor & Tie. Watch now at Vevo: http://vevo.ly/RpvgWy

Directed by Justyn Moro of Bad Beard Productions, the new video shows the band playing in the foreground and interior of a dilapidated house, as hints of a broken home flash across the screen. "We got some really cool shots on this,” frontman Phil Labonte said of the video. “I think it came out with a cool look that kind of shows where we come from. It looks pretty New England!"

“This Probably Won’t End Well” is one of the singles from The Order Of Things, the band's seventh studio album to date and their follow-up to 2012's A War You Cannot Win. Earlier this month, All That Remains partnered with Loudwire to premiere the song: http://loudwire.com/all-that-remains-this-probably-wont-end-well-exclusive-song-premiere/

Additionally, All That Remains are offering a variety of CD, vinyl and digital pre-order options that can be ordered through the band’s website: http://www.allthatremainsonline.com .

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

All That Remains will return to the UK this June to perform at Download Festival.

 Of Mice And Men Unleash New Video.

Of Mice And MenThursday 5th Feburary 2015
Orange County, CA-based rock band OF MICE & MEN last night teamed with Billboard for the premiere of their new video “Broken Generation.” The clip, directed by Max Moore, can be seen here: BROKEN GENERATION VIDEO

“Broken Generation” is one of the new songs available on RESTORING FORCE: FULL CIRCLE, a special reissue of the album Restoring Force, whichhit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts. Set for a February 23rd release,RESTORING FORCE: FULL CIRCLE is a deluxe double-disc, foil-stamped digipack that also includes an acoustic version of "Feels Like Forever." The album is available for pre-order through iTunes at http://smarturl.it/omm-fullcircle.

OF MICE & MEN (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) were recently added to this May’s star-studded Rock In Rio lineup in Vegas, where they’ll join a lineup that features artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Deftones. That’ll follow an international tour that begins February 21st at the Soundwave Festival in Australia, then a headlining tour of Europe, before returning to the States for April’s Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville.

The band just returned home from an international arena tour with Linkin Park, dates that often saw OF MICE & MEN vocalists Austin Carlile and Aaron Pauley each joining Linkin Park onstage for songs during the headliners’ set. It was during that tour that OMAM shot a live performance video of “Identity Disorder,” which you can see HERE. The two bands were scheduled to tour the States, but dates were scrapped when Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington suffered a foot injury.

Since the 2010 release of their self-titled debut, Of Mice & Men have blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim and amassed over 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an electrifying sound and live show. The latter has seen them play to packed-house crowds on headlining tours around the world and key slots on top fests, including this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival, where they were part of a star-studded lineup that included artists such as Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and many more.

HEADLINING EU/UK DATES
March 11 - Machine Moulin Rouge/Paris, FR
March 12 - Live Music Hall/Cologne, DE
March 13 - Melkweg/Amsterdam, NL
March 14 - Gruenspan/Hamburg, DE
March 16 - Tyrol/Stockholme, SE
March 17 - Tradgarn/Gothenburg, SE
March 19 - C Club/Berlin, DE
March 20 - Backstage Halle/Munich, DE
March 21 - Kofmehl/Solothurn, CH
March 23 - Substage/Karlsruhe, DE
March 24 - AB/Brussels, BE
March 26 - O2 Guildhall/Southampton, UK
March 27 - O2 Academy/Bristol, UK
March 28 - O2 Brixton Academy/London, UK
March 30 - Barrowlands/Glasgow, UK
March 31 - O2 Academy/Newcastle, UK
April 2 - Rock City/Nottingham, UK
April 3 - O2 Academy/Birmingham, UK
April 4 - Academy/Manchester, UK

 Zoax To Release New EP.

ZoaxWednesday 4th Feburary 2015
ZOAX have completed their blistering video for the first single 'Zero Point Seven' off their upcoming EP 'Is Everybody Listening?' which will be released via Century Media on February 9th in Europe, February 10th in North America (digital only).

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YA-IqdiV_I

Adam Carroll (vocals) comments: "Zero Point Seven is easily the most fun song for us to play live, we wanted to capture that in the video. Since we started playing it, the audience have been going crazy for it. Always a good sign for a song just about to be released don't you think?"

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

Pre-order here:
http://smarturl.it/zoaxepITUNES
http://smarturl.it/zoaxepAMAZONMP3

ZOAX are also pleased to announce they will head out on a UK headliner tour this April. See all tour dates below.

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

ZOAX live:
31.03.2015 UK Glasgow, Audio
01.04.2015 UK Sheffield Corporation
02.04.2015 UK Chester Compass
03.04.2015 UK Carlisle, The Brickyard
04.04.2015 UK Newcastle, Head Of Steam
06.04.2015 UK Stoke, Underground
07.02.2015 UK Birmingham, Oobleck
08.04.2015 UK St Albans, The Horn
09.04.2015 UK Plymouth, Tiki
10.04.2015 UK Newport, Meze Lounge
11.04.2015 UK Bournemouth, Anvil
12.04.2015 UK Portsmouth, Cellars
13.04.2015 UK London, Barfly

 U2 Add Fifth London Show To UK Their Massive World Tour.

U2Wednesday 4th Feburary 2015
As U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 continues to sell out throughout Europe and North America, Live Nation announced today that due to phenomenal demand a 5th concert in London has been confirmed for 2-November at the O2. Additionally a 3rd concert has been added in Barcelona on 9-October at Palau St. Jordi. Tickets for the London performance will go on sale on Friday, 6-Febrauary and on Tuesday, 10-February in Barcelona.

With four shows already sold out at London’s O2 Arena, these new dates will now see iNNOCENNCE + eXPERIENCE play a total of five nights in the captial, and three dates total in Barcelona. A complete tour itinerary is below.

"The sales for The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour have been brilliant and we are working to satisfy the incredible demand,” said Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music.

The tour follows the release of U2’s thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence by Island Records on 9th September, 2014. ‘U2 deliver a career high’ said Mojo Magazine with the The Times describing the album as ‘a savvy triumph of strategy and notstalgia’, Songs of Innocence has been experienced over 100 million times and downloaded by over 40 million fans worldwide.

‘The biggest band in the world want their old job back’ – Daily Mail.

Tickets for the additional U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 concert in London will go on general sale on Friday, 6-February at www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.livnenation.co.uk. Tickets for the Barcelona performance will go on sale on Tuesday, 10-February at www.ticketmaster.es, www.livenation.es, www.doctormusic.es, and regular point of sales. U2.com subscribers who have not already utilized their code and new members may access tickets at U2.com from Tuesday, 3-February at 10 a.m. through Thursday, 5-February at 5:00 pm (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE
TOUR ITINERARY

DATE CITY VENUE
May 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena SOLD OUT
May 15 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena SOLD OUT

May 18 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose SOLD OUT
May 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose SOLD OUT

May 22 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center SOLD OUT
May 23 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center SOLD OUT

May 26 Los Angeles, CA Forum
May 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum
May 30 Los Angeles, CA Forum SOLD OUT
May 31 Los Angeles, CA Forum SOLD OUT
June 3 Los Angeles, CA Forum

June 12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre SOLD OUT
June 13 Montreal, QC Bell Centre SOLD OUT
June 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
June 17 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

June 24 Chicago, IL United Center SOLD OUT
June 25 Chicago, IL United Center SOLD OUT
June 28 Chicago, IL United Center SOLD OUT
June 29 Chicago, IL United Center

July 6 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre LIMITED
July 7 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre LIMITED

July 10 Boston, MA TD Garden SOLD OUT
July 11 Boston, MA TD Garden SOLD OUT
July 14 Boston, MA TD Garden
July 15 Boston, MA TD Garden

July 18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT
July 19 New York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT
July 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT
July 23 New York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT
July 26 New York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT
July 27 New York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT

EUROPE / UK 2015
Sept. 4 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour SOLD OUT
Sept. 5 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour SOLD OUT

Sept. 8 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome SOLD OUT
Sept. 9 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome SOLD OUT
Sept. 12 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome SOLD OUT
Sept. 13 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome SOLD OUT

Sept. 16 Stockholm, Sweden Globe SOLD OUT
Sept. 17 Stockholm, Sweden Globe SOLD OUT
Sept. 20 Stockholm, Sweden Globe SOLD OUT
Sept. 21 Stockholm, Sweden Globe SOLD OUT

Sept. 24 Berlin, Germany O2 World SOLD OUT
Sept. 25 Berlin, Germany O2 World SOLD OUT
Sept. 28 Berlin, Germany O2 World SOLD OUT
Sept. 29 Berlin, Germany O2 World SOLD OUT

Oct. 5 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi SOLD OUT
Oct. 6 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi SOLD OUT
Oct. 9 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi ON SALE FEB. 10

Oct. 13 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis SOLD OUT
Oct. 14 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis SOLD OUT
Oct. 17 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena SOLD OUT
Oct. 18 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena SOLD OUT

Oct. 25 London, UK The O2 SOLD OUT
Oct. 26 London, UK The O2 SOLD OUT
Oct. 29 London, UK The O2 SOLD OUT
Oct. 30 London, UK The O2 SOLD OUT
Nov. 2 London, UK The O2 ON SALE FEB. 6

Nov. 6 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro SOLD OUT
Nov. 7 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro LIMITED
Nov. 10 Paris, France Bercy SOLD OUT
Nov. 11 Paris, France Bercy SOLD OUT
Nov. 14 Paris, France Bercy SOLD OUT
Nov. 15 Paris, France Bercy SOLD OUT

 American Nightmare Announce One Off London Show.

American NightmareWednesday 4th Feburary 2015
Boston, MA's seminal hardcore band American Nightmare, have today announced that after reforming in 2011, they will finally be back in the UK to play London on 29th April 2015.
“London was a home away from home for us, and we’ve been feeling homesick. It’s sometimes like it never started and it’s sometimes like it will never end. See you soon.” Wes Eisold, vocalist for the band.

Wednesday 29th April - London Electric Ballroom

 Circa Survive Announce UK Tour.

Circa SurviveWednesday 4th Feburary 2015
Hailed as a remarkably visceral live act since their foundation, Doylestown, PA’s Circa Survive are proud to announced their return the UK with a co-headline tour with RX Bandits this May. ‘From Indian Lakes’ will support on all dates.

“It’s been far too long since we have visited our friends in the UK and Europe. That is finally about to change and I couldn’t be happier about it. This May, we head over there with our long time bothers in RX Bandits. Can’t wait to get sweaty over there with you all!” says vocalist Anthony Green.

Circa Survive recently released their stunning new album ‘Descensus’ via Sumerian Records, and will release single ‘Schema’ on 4th May in the UK. Watch the hauntingly dark video HERE
Circa Survive / RX Bandits UK tour
18th May Brighton, The Haunt
19th May Leeds, Key Club
20th May Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
21st May Glasgow O2 ABC 2
22nd May Nottingham Rock City Basement
23rd May Birmingham O2 Academy 2
25th May Manchester Sound Control
26th May Bristol Marble Factory
27th May Southampton Engine Rooms
28th May London Electric Ballroom

Tickets onsale Friday 6th February 2015.
UK regional £13.50/ London £15

 From Indian Lakes To Support Circa Survive.

Indian LakesWednesday 4th Feburary 2015
Californian Indie-rock quartet, From Indian Lakes have just been announced to support the long awaited comeback tour for Circa Survive and co-headliners, RX Bandits, kicking off this May. This will be From Indian Lakes first ever UK tour, straight after their first UK show at Brighton's, The Great Escape festival.

"My friends and I have been trying to play over in the UK for so long, but we never wanted to be one of those groups that accepts an offer if it doesn't feel right or would financially wreck us", commented singer and guitarist, Joey Vannucchi.
"The opportunity to head over for these festivals and tour with great and influential bands feels wonderful and organic. Circa and RX are such good people and having friends in a new territory is a big deal.”

TOUR DATES
18/05 Brighton, THE HAUNT
19/05 Leeds, THE KEY CLUB
20/05 Newcastle, O2 ACADEMY
21/05 Glasgow, O2 ABC
22/05 Nottingham, ROCK CITY BASEMENT
23/05 Birmingham, O2 ACADEMY
25/05 Manchester, SOUND CONTROL
26/05 Bristol, MARBLE FACTORY
27/05 Southampton, ENGINE ROOMS
28/05 London, ELECTRIC BALLROOM

 Quinn Allman To Take A Break From The Used.

The UsedTuesday 3rd Feburary 2015
The Used have announced that guitarist Quinn Allman will be taking a break from the band for the next year.

Statement from The Used
“We are saddened to announce that Quinn will be taking a temporary hiatus from the band for the next year.

Quinn is a vital part of the group and we wish him the best in his upcoming endeavors and look forward to the day he rejoins us on the road.

We are thrilled, however, to share that Justin Shekoski of Saosin will be filling in for Quinn as we hit the road this year! Justin has been a close friend to all of us for many years and will help make this tour a memorable one!”

The Used start their UK tour this week - don’t miss them!

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

 Man Overboard And Senses Fail For Split 7".

Man OverboardTuesday 3rd February 2015
Influential post-hardcore band Sense Fail and New Jersey pop-punk band Man Overboard have teamed for a split 7”/digital record that will be released on 2nd March via Pure Noise Records. Today, Senses Fail has premiered a new track called "All You Need Is Already Within You". Stream the song and pre-order the split now at http://mobsf.merchnow.com/

In addition to two brand new songs from Senses Fail and Man Overboard, the split will feature each band covering a classic song from each other.

“We are excited to do our very first split,” says Senses Fail’s Buddy Nielsen. “Years, ago bands would do “VS” splits all the time, where one bad covers the others song, in recent years it hasn’t been as popular. We are thrilled to be able to share this chance with home state brothers. The song “All You Need Is Already Within” is a b-side to our forthcoming record, and shows a different side of what people have come to expect from Senses Fail.”

Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/sensesfail for more information about the upcoming split and full-length record that’s expected out this summer.

Tracklist:
1.One Fixed Point - Man Overboard
2. Cute When You Scream - Man Overboard (Senses Fail cover)
3. All You Need Is Already Within You - Senses Fail
4. Real Talk - Senses Fail (Man Overboard cover)

 The 69 Eyes To Release 'The Best Of Helsinki Vampires'.

e9 EyesTuesday 3rd February 2015
Founded in the Finnish capital 25 years ago, THE 69 EYES spawned a total of ten full-length records and an additional selection of live, best-of and re-mastered albums. Throughout the band’s legacy THE 69 EYES have managed to thrive and reinvent their distinct blend of goth’n’roll. For 2015 THE 69 EYES have announced the release of ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’, a full best-of collection spanning a quarter of a century of their musical history.

‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’ will be compiled of 28 tracks over 2 discs and is set to be released on the 13th April 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

The tracklisting for ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’ reads as follows:
CD1
01. Lost Boys
02. Perfect Skin
03. Brandon Lee
04. Lost Without Love
05. Feel Berlin
06. The Chair
07. Dead Girls Are Easy
08. Radical
09. Tonight
10. Dance D'Amour
11. Borderline
12. Rocker
13. Dead N' Gone
14. Rosary Blue (feat. KAT VON D)

CD2
01. Never Say Die
02. Gothic Girl
03. Betty Blue
04. Sister Of Charity
05. Love Runs Away
06. We Own The Night
07. Red
08. Devils
09. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
10. Wasting The Dawn
11. Kiss Me Undead
12. Crashing High
13. Stolen Season
14. Ghost

Additionally THE 69 EYES will re-release ‘Devils’ (2004), ‘Angels’ (2007) and ‘Paris Kills’ (2002) in special edition. Each re-release will include the original album track listing plus three bonus tracks. All will be available on the 13th April 2015.
The ‘Paris Kills’ special edition will feature ‘You’re Lost Little Girl’, ‘Crashing High’ (Remix) as well as ‘Stigmata’ (Gothic Remix).
‘Angels’ will be expanded through ‘Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams’ (2007), Only Fools Don't Fall Once More’ and ‘Never Say Die’ (single mix).
‘Devils’ includes ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’, ‘Pitchblack’ and ‘Feel Berlin’ (single edit) as bonus material.

 Bloodstock Open Air Add Black Label Society And More.

BloodstockTuesday 3rd February 2015
We've a sure fire way to blast away any lingering January blues, and that’s cranking some tunes from the awesome bands set to play BLOODSTOCK 2015! That’s our kind of Valentines mix tape! Here’s three more to add to your playlist!

Bringing skin-flaying riffs by the lorry load to Catton Park’s hallowed ground is BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, who step into the special guest slot on Sunday’s main stage. Expect Father Zakk to bring the riffs to induce bloodshed at BLOODSTOCK!! Zakk comments: “We’re looking forward to seeing the mighty UK Chapter of the all-mighty Black Label when we get rolling at the Bloodstock festival in August!” Mascot Records released the band’s ninth studio album ‘Catacombs Of The Black Vatican’ last April, which gatecrashed the UK national album chart at #30. Check out ‘My Dying Time’, the lead track from the album at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7mNmiW9qts.

British grindcore stalwarts NAPALM DEATH will hit Saturday’s main stage in a UK exclusive show. Frontman Mark 'Barney' Greenway enthuses, "Playing at Bloodstock is literally like stepping out of our front doors to climb onstage, so we'll be projecting a great big wall of noise from Birmingham to Catton Park! We personally know most of the staff and crew, so we look forward to watching them flog themselves to death, while we stand idly by and take in the sights, smells, and sounds of this friendly old fest. Grind!” The band’s brand new, fifteenth studio album ‘Apex Predator - Easy Meat’ was released via Century Media just last week. Watch the animated video for new song, ‘Smash A Single Digit’ at: http://youtu.be/33OZfCUsomk.

Swedish metalheads WOLF are also set to destroy a main stage slot, declaring, “The Wolves are back and we can't wait to play our favourite festival again! BLOODSTOCK, let it be loud!” Last summer saw the release of their sixth album, ‘Devil Seed’ via Century Media, featuring the ferocious single ‘Shark Attack’. Check out the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ir6YC2uNU.

Check out the brand new trailer for Bloodstock 2015 here: http://youtu.be/RN59Lu494lQ.

Don’t have your tickets yet for the UK’s premier heavy metal festival? Nip over to http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956 and grab ‘em now. If your wallet’s a little slim after Christmas, fret not! BLOODSTOCK has now launched its very popular installment scheme meaning you can split your payment into three much more manageable chunks. Just click the instalment option at the ticket link above.

Did you know yet that all these killer bands are already announced?! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, DELAIN, MORDRED, and DESTRAGE. Plus, there’s tons more bands still to be announced in the coming weeks!

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

 Mumford And Sons Announced As Second Reading And Leeds Festival Headliner.

Reading FestivalTuesday 3rd February 2015
Reading & Leeds Festivals are very excited to announce Mumford & Sons as Main Stage headliners! The British rock band last appeared at Reading & Leeds in 2010 when they performed a triumphant set to a packed NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage. The band return to Reading & Leeds just four years later as Festival headliners.

Festival boss Melvin Benn comments:
“I’m delighted to have secured Mumford & Sons for Main Stage headliners this summer and can’t wait to see them return to the Festivals for their first UK performance in over two years. With today’s announcement of a further eight great acts joining the bill, the Reading & Leeds line-up is already shaping up to be one of the best ever and I’m looking forward to revealing the third headliner and even more great artists soon.”

Reading & Leeds continue to tear-up the festival season by securing performances from some of the biggest bands around.

Royal Blood bring what the NME memorably described as an “absolute turbo bastard of a rock record” to Reading & Leeds exclusively this summer; the duo’s unique take on drums and bass has seen their self-titled debut sell almost a million copies worldwide to date.

Bastille are no strangers to the Festivals, having debuted on the Festival Republic Stage in 2012 then returned to storm the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage in 2013.
As one of the biggest progressive-house producers in the world, deadmau5 promises to use incredible live production to give Reading & Leeds fans one of the biggest dance sets of the weekend.

Supergroup Rebel Sound formed of Chase & Status, Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX combine reggae and dancehall beats through to drum ‘n’ bass and jungle – Chase & Status gave Reading & Leeds ‘crowd destroying’ sets in 2013; fans won’t know what is going hit them this summer.

Chase & Status said: "The last time we played Reading & Leeds, the crowd were insane and we had to stop the set four times – there was so much energy. This year, we’re coming back as Rebel Sound, Culture Clash Champions 2014 – ourselves and Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX. We’ve only performed together once and it’s safe to say that night was incredible. We’re already preparing the new dubs…can’t wait to see what the Reading & Leeds crowd will bring this summer.”

Having spent years on the road honing their craft Catfish and The Bottlemen’s debut LP ‘The Balcony’ saw them catapulted into the public consciousness. With a sold out tour on the horizon including two nights at the legendary Brixton Academy, Reading & Leeds is the perfect place to catch tunes like their irrepressible single ‘Cocoon’.
The band said: "Made up to announce that we'll be back at this year’s Reading and Leeds! Last year really was a gamechanger for us and one of, if not the best shows we've ever done! This year's gonna blow it away..."

After recently topping the BBC Sound of 2015 poll, London’s Years & Years will be making their Reading & Leeds debut. Bringing their expertly considered pop melodies to the Festival to perform singles, ‘Desire’ ‘Take Shelter’ and ‘King,’ they'll show why they've been deservedly crowned stars.
The band said: "Wooooo we are so excited to be playing Reading and Leeds Festival! We'll be bringing three times as many synths as Metallica - can't wait to party with you all."

Lead by the beautiful, melancholy vocals of lead singer Ellie Rowsell, North London’s Wolf Alice craft skuzzy grunge-pop of a quality that has seen them championed by media and fans who have pushed them up through the ranks of Reading & Leeds.
Youthful indie-punk four piece hailing from Merthyr Tydfil in the Welsh Valleys, Pretty Vicious have already received daytime BBC Radio 1 support from the likes of Fearne Cotton and Greg James. The band’s set is sure to turn heads at the Festivals this summer.

Mesmerising singer and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt will be returning to Reading & Leeds this summer with his spellbinding vocals, triggered samples and amazing guitar solos.

Hannah Wants began the year named as Mixmag’s breakthrough DJ of 2014 and will make her Reading & Leeds debut with her hard-hitting, heavy bass sound. Hannah’s bound to put her mark on the Festivals when she drops her hit ‘Rhymes’.

Newly announced today:
Mumford & Sons (Headliner: England and Wales Festival Exclusive)
Royal Blood (UK Summer Festival Exclusive)
Bastille (England and Wales Festival Exclusive)
Deadmau5
Rebel Sound feat. Chase & Status and Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX
Catfish and The Bottlemen
Years & Years
Wolf Alice
Pretty Vicious
Jack Garratt
Hannah Wants

Previously announced:
Metallica (Headliner and UK Festival Exclusive)
Jamie T
Pierce The Veil
Wilkinson (Live)
Run The Jewels
Refused
Manchester Orchestra
TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.
Weekend tickets £205.00 plus £8 booking fee + postage ? Early entry permits £20 ? Campervan permits £75.00 ? Lockers £16.00 ? Reading car parking £10.00 ? Weekend ticket prices include camping

Securing your ticket is even easier with the £50 instalment plan. To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2015, simply put down £50 to bag your place, then pay the balance in monthly instalments.

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

 The Replacements Announce One Off Show.

The ReplacementsTuesday 3rd February 2015
Cornerstones of indie rock, The Replacements return to the UK for the first time in 24 years for a one-off show on Tuesday 2nd June at The Roundhouse, London. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 6th February priced £33.50 and £39.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

The Replacements are one of the most well respected and celebrated legends of American indie.

Born at the end of the 70’s in Minneapolis, the band forged their own path to became the link between hardcore and alternative rock, setting down the foundations of what would be 90’s indie-rock.

Responsible for acclaimed albums such as “Let it Be”, “Tim”, and “Pleased To Meet Me”, The Replacements are regarded as one of the definitive artists of their time amongst critics and fans alike, and are noted to have achieved the perfect balance between energetic rock and passionate ballads, punk riffs and the melodic American rock.

 The Jockey Club Live Presents An Evening At The Races.

Jockey ClubTuesday 3rd February 2015
The Jockey Club Live presents ‘An Evening At The Races’ returns with a bang for 2015, announcing today that global superstar KYLIE and indie rockers KAISER CHIEFS are the first acts to join their 2015 season.

At home in some of the world’s biggest and best arenas, Kylie is renowned for her spectacular live shows. She celebrated her first UK number #1 in 1987 with ‘I Should Be So Lucky’, clocking up massive chart hits including ‘Spinning Around’ and ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’. Kylie has now been at the forefront of pop culture for 28 years, selling over 70million records worldwide and releasing her 12th studio album ‘Kiss Me Once’ last year. With her incredible back catalogue, featuring 44 UK Top 40 hits, Kylie will be playing her classic hits old and new when she brings glamour to the Grandstands.

Kylie said:
"I’m so excited to be performing at ‘An Evening At The Races’. I have an amazing band and fabulous dancers and we can’t wait to share my hits with you in a beautiful Summer outdoor show. Being from a horse racing city like Melbourne, I’ll be sure to have a flutter on the horses myself!"

Joining Kylie as a headliner on the ‘An Evening at the Races’ series is Brit Award-winning, multimillion selling Kaiser Chiefs, lead by BBC1’s ‘The Voice’ coach Ricky Wilson. The band first shot to recognition in 2005 for breakout hit ‘I Predict A Riot’, followed by hits including ‘Oh My God’, ‘Everyday I Love You Less and Less’ and 2007’s #1 ‘Ruby’. They released their latest LP, ‘Education, Education, Education & War’ last year, smashing into the #1 spot on the UK album chart on release. The record became their second #1 long play, following 2007’s ‘Yours Truly Angry Mob’ and became their fifth top 10 album.

‘An Evening At The Races’ offers a value for money experience unlike any other this summer. Alongside incredible headlining performances by the likes of Kylie and Kaiser Chiefs, the action kicks off earlier in the evening with 6 races - giving fans the chance to witness up close powerful equine athletes who are stars in their own right, and enjoy the thrilling drama and spectacle of them racing for glory. Whether you fancy a flutter or a dance with friends and family the event is certain to be an odds on favourite for all, with tickets starting at only £25.

Simon Halden of The Jockey Club Live said:
“I think we can be rightly proud of our forthcoming programme for Jockey Club Live’s ‘An Evening At The Races’ in 2015. Our summer line-up this year is a fantastic mix of artists and includes pop superstar Kylie, Kaiser Chiefs and plenty more household names to be announced over the coming weeks. Festival tickets and large scale summer shows can be expensive so we are keen to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to see this quality of talent close to home at affordable prices. ‘An Evening At the Races’ offers a unique experience for music fans and racegoers alike, with a combination of top class horse racing alongside high quality music in beautiful countryside with world class facilities.”

This first announcement of artists for The Jockey Club Live’s ‘An Evening at the Races’ season reinforces The Jockey Club Live as a leading promoter on the UK live scene. Delivering their best line up yet, with more announcements imminent, the series of live events will feature artists ranging from the hottest chart talent to legendary household names. The events are fast becoming renowned for combining a fun filled evening at the races with a spectacular concert in the informal and relaxed open-air setting of some of the world’s most famous racecourses.

The racecourses have world-class customer facilities, featuring an array of award winning restaurants that cater for all tastes, be it fine dining through to delicious bistro food. The Jockey Club venues welcome over 2million people a year for some of the UKs biggest racing events so you can be sure of the evening running as smooth as possible, whether you come by foot, car, train or even helicopter!<

Tickets will be on sale at 9am 6th February via http://www.thejockeyclublive.co.uk. Tickets are priced starting from £25 however vary per racecourse and event, with child tickets also available. Please visit The Jockey Club Live website for full ticket details, hospitality packages to suit all budgets, plus T&C’s.
In addition to Haydock Park, Sandown Park and Newmarket, The Jockey Club Live will be hosting further ‘An Evening at the Races’ events across Market Rasen, Carlisle and Epsom Downs racecourses this summer.

About The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club has been at the heart of British racing for more than 260 years. Today the largest commercial group in the sport, The Jockey Club runs the largest racecourse group in the UK by turnover (2012: £142.1m), courses (15) including those at Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket, attendances (2012: 1.8m), total prize money (2012: £35.3m), contribution to prize money (2012: £16.5m) and quality racing (Group and Graded races); more than 3,000 acres of world-class training grounds in Newmarket and Lambourn; The National Stud breeding enterprise and education provider; and the charity for racing’s people in need, Racing Welfare. Governed by Royal Charter, every penny The Jockey Club makes it puts back into British racing. More information is available at www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

 Karnivool Announce UK Tour.

KarnivoolFriday 30th January 2015
KARNIVOOL are set to return to Europe and the UK in 2015.

The band will embark on a full European and UK tour in March 2015, crossing Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands and the UK. The UK tour will see the band play their largest shows to date, starting in Glasgow and finishing in the legendary Camden Roundhouse. KARNIVOOL, renowned for their breathtaking live shows, will bring their full Australian set up for the first time to Europe for what will be a streak of more unforgettable performances.

2014 saw the Australian five piece promoting the critically lauded “Asymmetry” (4 years after the groundbreaking “Sound Awake”) and touring throughout Europe and Australia, playing some of the world’s largest festivals (including a sold out show at London’s Koko and Sonisphere UK). The album’s vast soundscapes, complex rhythms and emotive melodies are the latest chapter in the development of this extraordinary band.

To tie in to the European dates, KARNIVOOL are set to release their entire catalogue on vinyl, including their latest masterpiece ‘Asymmetry’, in addition to first two albums “Themata” and “Sound Awake”. This will be an unmissable milestone for all the KARNIVOOL fans and vinyl collectors alike.

Full UK dates are as follows.
Mon 23rd March 2015 Glasgow, ABC Ballroom
Tue 24th March 2015 Manchester, Ritz Theathre
Wed 25th March 2015 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thu 26th March 2015 Bristol, Academy
Fri 27th March 2015 Southampton, 1865
Sat 28th March 2015 London, Roundhouse

 Korpiklanni Re-sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

KorpiklaaniFriday 30th January 2015
Finnish Folk metal superstars KORPIKLAANI are pleased to announce that they have inked a new deal with Nuclear Blast for their forthcoming new album, entitled ‘Noita’, which is set for release in May 2015.

‘Noita’ was recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It will also be the first album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has been playing a very active role in the folk arrangements along with fiddler Tuomas Rounakari.

Bassplayer Jarkko Aaltonen comments: “’Noita’ in the traditional Finnish meaning is different than what people associate it with nowadays. ‘Noita’ is a person with wider knowledge and understanding of the nature and who also was believed to possess paranormal or unnatural abilities. These people were often also referred to as ‘Tietäjä’, that exactly means someone with wider knowledge and understanding of pretty much everything. Native American medicine man is pretty much the same thing or actually all the different types of Shamans of the primitive peoples are the same thing. ‘Noita’ is someone that you turn to when you need help of some kind. Finnish ‘Noita’ had the ability to heal, just like their North American counterparts. They were very respected members of the society. Only later Christianity changed the word to mean something negative since those people were considered rivals by the church. Even in Finland this turned into a Witchhunt (=noitavaino) every now and then. Anyway, most people using Google Translate or similar will find the word ‘Witch’ and will probably get a bit wrong idea of the meaning, since most will probably connect it with the black sabbaths, devil marks and such, when a way more correct translation would probably be medicine man or Shaman.”

‘Noita’ will also be the first KORPIKLAANI album featuring new accordionist Sami Pertulla, he comments: “Previously the KORPIKLAANI albums were played with a piano-accordion and now I play with a traditional button-accordion which was more widely used in Finland anyways. In the arrangements you can hear more tonal harmonies and folky accompaniments combined to the power-chords than before. It actually boosts up the uplifting feel of our music.”

Violinist Toumas Rounakari also comments: “This album has more violin solos than ever before. Violin is more in the role of a lead-guitar now just as Jonne had originally intended it to be.”

And vocalist Jonne Järvelä concludes: “We have finally managed to create the balance between folk and metal in the way I’ve always dreamt it to be. Thanks to Sami’s arrangements and Tuomas’s crazy shredding of the violin.”

KORPIKLAANI are set to play Bloodstock Festival in Catton Park, Derbyshire this August alongside ENSLAVED, SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, SABATON and more. Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/Bloodstock2015

 Europe Set To Release New Album.

EuropeFriday 30th January 2015
Swedish rock legends Europe will release their 10th album, War of Kings, in March 2015 on UDR Records. Recorded at the brand new PanGaia Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, produced by Dave Cobb (Rival Sons) and engineered by John Netti, War of Kings sees the classic rocking quintet confidently creating 11 monsterously melodic, yet hard-hitting, classic rock’n’roll standouts for their fervent global audience. War of Kings will be available in multiple formats, as a CD digipak, a CD jewel case, a vinyl LP and in digital download format. The album will be released in the UK on March 2nd, Japan on March 4th (via JVC), the EU on March 6th and the US on March 10th.

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

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

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

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

Europe are –

Joey Tempest – lead vocals, acoustic & rhythm guitar, keyboards
John Norum – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
John Leven – bass, backing vocals
Mic Michaeli – keyboards, piano, backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Ian Haugland – drums, percussion, backing vocals

War of Kings tracklisting is as follows –

1. War Of Kings
2. Hole In My Pocket
3. Second Day
4. Praise You
5. Nothin’ To Ya
6. California 405
7. Days Of Rock n Roll
8. Children Of The Mind
9. Rainbow Bridge
10. Angels (With Broken Hearts)
11. Light It Up
12. Bonus: Vasastan (Instrumental)

Europe/Black Star Riders UK/Ireland Tour dates are as follows –
02/03/2015 Dublin – Olympia Theatre
03/03/2015 Belfast – Ulster Hall
05/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
06/03/2015 Glasgow - O2 ABC
07/03/2015 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne - O2 Academy
08/03/2015 Leeds - O2 Academy
10/03/2015 Nottingham - Rock City
11/03/2015 Cambridge - Corn Exchange
13/03/2015 Manchester - Academy
14/03/2015 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall
15/03/2015 Exeter – University
16/03/2015 Bristol - O2 Academy
18/03/2015 Bournemouth - O2 Academy
19/03/2015 Norwich – UEA
20/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
21/03/2015 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

 Lagwagon To Hit The UK.

LagwagonFriday 30th January 2015
Beloved punk rock legends Lagwagon hit the UK for a string of dates in support of their critically acclaimed, and long awaited album ‘Hang’ (released on Fat Wreck Chords on October 28th) ‘Hang’ is undeniable proof that after a nine years away, it's time to get back on the wagon.

“This is the first record we've made in the history of the band that we wholeheartedly agree that we want to play every single song on the record live,” says Joey.

Be sure to catch them live.

The band will play the following venues with support from The Flatliners and Western Addiction

March 23rd London, Islington
March 24th Bristol, Bierkeller
March 25th Manchester, Club Academy
March 26th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

 Ramblin Man Fair Adds More Bands.

Ramblin Man FairThursday 29th January 2015
Further acts announced for Saturday 25th July 2015 - for The Main Stage

Main Stage
DREAM THEATER (UK EXCLUSIVE SHOW)
SAXON
BLUE OYSTER CULT
FM
NOT HOT ASHES

Already confirmed
Scorpions – UK exclusive show in 2015
Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band) – UK exclusive show in 2015
Camel – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015
Marillion – UK Festival exclusive show in 2015
Ian Anderson plays the best of Jethro Tull, Pendragon, Riverside, The Pineapple Thief, Messenger, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Shooter Jennings, Hayseed Dixie, Aaron Keylock

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

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

Saturday 25th July will see the following Main Stage additions (with more still to be announced)

Dream Theater (UK Exclusive Show) are masters of progressive metal and one of the most acclaimed and successful bands of modern times, with more than 12 million album sold in their career. Their appearance at Ramblin’ Man Fair is a UK exclusive.

Saxon are a truly legendary British heavy metal band – hailed by Metallica as one of their biggest influences. In the early 80s, Saxon made their name with era-defining albums such as Wheels Of Steel and Denim And Leather. Three decades on, they’re still delivering pure heavy metal thunder, with a new studio album expected soon.

“We are excited about playing our only festival show in the UK this year. It will be the last show of the 35th anniversary tour so make sure you bring your denim and leather.” – Biff Byford, Saxon.

Blue Oyster Cult are among the most enigmatic and influential American rock bands of all time, their mythic status sealed by seminal albums such as Secret Treaties and Agents Of Fortune – the latter featuring the smash hit and classic rock anthem (Don’t Fear) The Reaper. The band’s current line-up is still led by two of the dominant figures in BOC’s history: frontman Eric Bloom and guitar hero Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser.

FM have been described by Classic Rock magazine as the best melodic rock band ever to come out of the UK. Now, more than 30 years after their classic debut album Indiscreet, the new FM album Heroes & Villains proves they’re still at the very top of their game.

No Hot Ashes are one of the bands that formed part of Belfast's epic 80's rock scene. The beginning of 2014 saw them supporting the likes of Foreigner, FM and UFO. They are now bringing their music to the main stage at Ramblin Man Fair to put on one hell of a show

More acts for all stages are set to be announced soon…

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

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England.
The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Chunnel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.

Coach and Travel Information
Ramblin’ Man Fair has teamed up with Big Green Coach, the Events Travel Company, who are operating day return coach services on both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July from London Victoria Coach Station direct to the festival. A return coach fare is only £29 and you can choose to buy travel only or travel together with your festival ticket.

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

Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Early Bird General Admission Day Tickets £55.00 plus £5.50 booking fee
Early Bird VIP Admission Day Tickets £95.00 plus £9.50 booking fee
Early Bird General Admission Weekend Tickets £99.00 plus £9.99 Booking Fee.
Early Bird VIP Admission Weekend Tickets £180.00 plus £15 Booking Fee.

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

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

The festival will be supporting local charities.

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

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

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

 Light You Up To Support PVRIS.

Light You UpFriday 30th January 2015
Hailing from Birmingham, UK this pop-punk 5 piece have got a point to prove with their debut album, 'ALL WE'VE EVER KNOWN', released via Reclaim Music Group/Ice Grills on Monday (Jan 26th).

The band are stoked to be announced for PVRIS's first ever headline show's in the UK, both of which are sold out!

LONDON BARFLY - 16.04.15
BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY - 18.04.15

Tom Napier (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar), commented;

"PVRIS are killing it at the moment, so its wicked to be doing these shows with them. It'll be a great opportunity for us to play to a slightly different crowd too! "

With a wealth of experience working within other aspects of band life (Drew - Guitar - tour manager, Tom - Bass - owns a Tour Bus company), these lads have a fair idea of how much work and perseverance is needed to create a successful band, and that is clear when listening to this record!

With influences varying across bands like Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, Weezer, Yellowcard, The Beatles & Oasis, their travels around the world have meant LIGHT YOU UP have crossed paths with a few well loved names and faces from many different paths. The common denominator being that all have enjoyed LIGHT YOU UP's creations - so much so, that they've got some pretty big names involved in the making of their debut record...

'All We've Ever Known' was produced by Sam Pura at Panda Studios in San Francisco. (Basement, State Champs, The Story So Far, Man Overboard). The record then travelled back homewards over the Atlantic, and was then mixed by Romesh Dodengoda at Long Wave Studios, Cardiff (Lower Than Atlantis, Decade, Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend)The final touches and Mastering was by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound (Katy Perry, Bayside, Gym Class Heroes). On top of all that, Alan Day - Four Year Strong and Matty Arsenault - A Loss For Words also feature as guest vocalists on two of the album tracks!

To purchase the album now, click: here.

LIGHT YOU UP have previously played and toured with bands such as The Wonder Years, State Champs, As It Is, A Loss For Words, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk & Roam to name but a few.

TRACK LISTING:
1. Breathe
2. It’s About Time
3. All We’ve Ever Known
4. Good Days
5. Always Wanting More (Featuring Alan Day – Four Year Strong)
6. Haven’t You Heard
7. Monsters
8. Foxfire (Featuring Matty Arsenault – A Loss For Words)
9. Waiting For A Train
10. Brother
11. We Were Young

 Black Star Riders Set To Release New Studio Album.

Black Star RidersFriday 30th January 2015
Fresh from the critically acclaimed debut album “All Hell Breaks Loose” in 2013, Black Star Riders are set to release a new studio album, “The Killer Instinct”, in February 2015. The album will be followed by a full UK and Eire co-headline tour

The band toured 2013’s “All Hell Breaks Loose” for a year – playing across the globe. October 2014 saw them gather in Nashville, TN and enter the studio with heralded producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon) to start recording the follow up. The result is The Killer Instinct. Ricky Warwick explains, “Life's not fair, never has been, never will. Sometimes you have to live with a killer instinct just to survive in the ongoing pursuit of happiness. Because nobody can do for you what you should be doing for yourself.” Full tracklisting is as follows

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

The energy in the studio from a year of touring, and Black Star Riders gelling as a creative force has resulted in a truly powerful sophomore effort. From the Irish-tinged rock of “Soldierstown” to the balls-out twin guitar riffing of “Sex Guns & Gasoline”. From the dirty groove of “You Little Liar” to the acoustic “Blindsided”, this is a band coming of age. “The Killer Instinct” will see Black Star Riders cement their place as one of the most exciting contemporary rock acts.

Damon Johnson says, “Nick Raskulinecz came riding out of the sunset like a Viking warrior, with his record collection and arsenal of killer guitars and amplifiers and proved to be the world class producer we had heard so much about. Indeed, the rumors are all true. There's no doubt that Ricky and I had written a sizable number of songs, but Nick patiently walked through the full song list with the entire band and made sure we focused on the material to best represent Black Star Riders in 2015.“

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

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

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

 The Ghost Inside Reveal New video.

The Ghost InsideFriday 30th January 2015
LA Natives The Ghost Inside have premiered a brand new video for “Out Of Control” - taken from their fourth full-length “Dear Youth”. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422503916&x-yt-cl=85027636&v=ye6B5HAjzY8#t=15

The Ghost Inside will be performing at festivals across Europe in April, May and June 2015, including headline shows and appearances at Groezrock, Impericon and Download Festivals. See below for the list of dates so far. More dates are to be added soon.

24/04/15 - Impericon Festival - Zürich CH
25/04/15 - Impericon Festival - Oberhausen DE
26/04/15 - Impericon Festival - Wien AT
30/04/15 - Impericon Festival - Paris FR
01/05/15 - Groezrock – Meerhout (BE)
02/05/15 - Impericon Festival - Leipzig DE
03/05/15 - Impericon Festival - Amsterdam NL
04/05/15 - Impericon Festival - Manchester UK
14/06/15 – Download Festival – Derby UK

 Imagine Dragons Announce Massive UK Tour.

Imagine DragonsFriday 30th January 2015
With their highly anticipated new album ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ out imminently, US chart phenomenon Imagine Dragons play ten UK arena shows this November including their biggest UK show to date at London’s The O2 on the 5th.

‘Smoke + Mirrors’, out Feb 16th, uses the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability.

Q raved about it in their 4* review saying “Hits? Smoke + Mirrors bristles with them. A modern pop-rock gem.”

Live, the band are fast becoming one of the best in the business. Having last toured the UK in 2013 (playing three sold out Brixton Academies, Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds), they garnered some amazing reviews with the Standard saying they were on “citadel storming form”, Q that “the anticipation resembled a typhoon in a sardine tin” and The Times that they were “in a class of their own” in their 5* review.

Imagine Dragons play:

November
Thu 5th LONDON, The O2
Fri 6th NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena
Tue 10th LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Wed 11th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Fri 13th MANCHESTER, Arena
Sat 14th NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Sun 15th GLASGOW, SSE Hydro
Tue 17th BELFAST, Odyssey Arena
Wed 18th DUBLIN, 3Arena
Fri 20th BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena

Tickets on sale 6th February at 9am and are priced at £35.00 / £27.50 for LONDON and £30.00 everywhere else. Buy them from www.livenation.co.uk / www.gigsinscotland.com / www.gigsandtours.com

Imagine Dragons first exploded onto the global arena with their huge hit ‘Radioactive’, following it up with hits ‘It’s Time’, ‘Demons’ and ‘Top Of The World’ in the process selling sold over 22 million singles worldwide and 4 million copies of their debut album ‘Night Visions’.

 Scott Weiland Announces New Band.

Scott WeilandThursday 29th January 2015
Scott Weiland, "one of rock's most dynamic front men" (Spin Mag), and his band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 30th, 2015 on earMUSIC.

Titled "Blaster", the album was produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. "Blaster" features twelve tracks, all but one were written by ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Weiland.

The two time Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist Weiland proclaims: "I wanted to make a rock record. It all just came together. It's got a distinctive sound, but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. What we've come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There's a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is 'Furry'."

"Furry" seems completely apropos given the natural, almost primal connection between the singer and his bandmates guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson fostered by years of jamming and touring together.

Take "White Lightning" for example, it sparks up "Blaster" Merging a revved up riff with Weiland's immortal croon, it instantly captivates. Maintaining that energy, "Beach Pop" wields a summery swing. A psychedelic guitar snap gives way to an enchanting vocal melody courtesy of Weiland. Then, there's "Way She Moves" which is inspired by Weiland's wife. It slides between a spiraling riff from Brown to more signature crooning that's as seductive as it is soaring.

The group also got the chance to nod to their idols further with a cover of T.Rex' "20th Century Boy." - allowing the musicians to flex their chops as Weiland's voice reaches impressive heights.

Take all this into consideration and you realize why the title "Blaster" fits so well.

Weiland declares, "We chose a boombox for the cover because the image and sound are retro, but modern and, always, LOUD."

Simply put, It's Scott Weiland reborn.

Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts play the following UK show.

Thursday 9th April 2015 London, The Garage

Tickets are available from
http://www.seetickets.com/event/scott-weiland/the-garage/799335

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts_Blaster_coverTracklist
1. Modzilla
2. Way She Moves
3. Hotel Rio
4. Amethyst
5. White Lightning
6. Blue Eyes
7. Bleed Out
8. Youth Quake
9. Beach Pop
10. Parachute
11. 20th Century Boy
12. Circles

 

 Rotting Out announce new EP.

Rotting OutThursday 29th January 2015
Los Angeles based hardcore/punk band Rotting Out has announced today that they will release a new EP called Reckoning on March 9th via Pure Noise Records.

Rotting Out’s upcoming record follows their 2013 breakout album The Wrong Way, which helped establish the band as one of Los Angeles’ new anchors in the thrash punk scene, recalling the aggressive spirit of influential acts like Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise.
The band wastes no time on Reckoning. The record features five blistering tracks, three originals and two Circle Jerks covers, that manage to wreak uncontrollable havoc in just over 10 minutes.

"This is an intro to the LP, it's like a trilogy,” says vocalist Walter Delgado. “I know what I did (BORN), I know what I have (EYES WIDE), I know what I'm going to do (END OF THE ROAD). "
Rotting out will be performing shows soon, including a U.S. co-headlining tour with Expire, South By So What?!, Southeast Beast Festival 2015, New England Metal and Hardcore 2015, Rainfest 2015 and the entire Vans Warped Tour.

Reckoning Track List:
1.Born
2. Eyes Wide
3. End of the Road
4. I Don’t Care (Circle Jerks cover)
5. Live Fast Die Young (Circle Jerks cover)

 Crown The Empire To Start UK Tour.

Crown The EmpireThursday 29th January 2015
After having such a great time performing and meeting all these new fans on this current UK/European tour with Asking Alexandria, The Ghost Inside and Secrets we decided that we wanted to hurry up and come back to do our own headliner with some of our favourite bands —we hope that all our Runaways from the UK and Europe come out and join us for these shows!" says singer Andy.

Crown The Empire released their sophomore studio album, ‘The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways’, this Summer via Rise Records. The record which received critical acclaim was produced by Dan Korneff and has Kris Crummet on mixing duties. Crown The Empire have expertly delivered an album to excite, terrorize and fascinate all. Skillfully leading listeners through sung crescendos, brutal screamed releases, and enough guitar riffs for any headbanger. Whilst at the same time, threading spoken word interludes and eerie intros throughout their new record.

CROWN THE EMPIRE ‘RISE OF THE RUNAWAYS EURO TOUR’
Thurs 5 Feb Electric Ballroom, London
Fri 6 Feb Club Academy, Manchester
Sat 7 Feb Garage, Glasgow
Sun 8 Feb Leeds University, Leeds
Tues 10 Feb Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Wed 11 Feb Waterfront, Norwich
Thurs 12 Feb Asylum, Birmingham
Fri 13 Feb Mo Club, Southampton
Sat 14 Feb The Fleece, Bristol

 TGorgon City To Head Out On Sold Out UK Tour.

Gorgon CityThursday 29th January 2015
Gorgon City are about to embark on their biggest headline tour to date – kicking off on the 4th February in Dublin, the UK dates are completely sold out and will culminate at London’s prestigious Roundhouse on the 12th February.

After a massive 2014 which saw the duo release their incredible debut album ‘Sirens’, Gorgon City set the tone for a big 2015 by kicking the year off in Miami playing at the Holy Ship Party alongside Annie Mac and Rudimental, and Mexico’s BPM Festival. Their upcoming tour will further showcase their hugely established live set before they head state side for a 7-stop tour – which includes already sold out headline shows in LA and San Francisco.

All this touring is set to fine-tune Gorgon City for a summer full of big festivals slots, which already includes SXSW and Coachella. Before all of this though, all eyes are on the forthcoming UK tour which is stopping off in all the major cities – finishing with the bands biggest London show to date at The Roundhouse on the 12th February. For full tour dates please see below – please note all UK dates are sold out.

4/2 Dublin Academy
5/2 Glasgow ABC (SOLD OUT)
6/2 Manchester The Ritz (SOLD OUT)
7/2 Birmingham The Institute (SOLD OUT)
8/2 Norwich Waterfront (SOLD OUT)
10/2 Oxford Academy (SOLD OUT)
11/2 Brighton Concorde 2 (SOLD OUT)
12/2 London Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)

 Thunder Live Dates.

ThunderThursday 29th January 2015
One of the most popular and enduring British rock bands of the last 25 years, with 18 Top 40 singles in the UK and a string of gold and platinum albums around the world, Thunder have just announced a series of new live shows.

As well as a trio of arena dates in March, the band are set to play a very special acoustic performance at HMV, Bond Street on Tuesday 17th February, in support of their brand new album 'Wonder Days', which hits the shelves the day before. Tickets went on sale this morning and sold out immediately.

The band are also set to play at this year’s legendary Download Festival at Donington Park, alongside the likes of Kiss, Motley Crüe, Muse, Slash and many more.

Thunder first stormed the Donington stage in 1990, when they opened the old Monsters Of Rock festival alongside Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Poison and Quireboys. The band have since gone on to grace the stage for Download in 2009 as part of their farewell tour, and again in 2013 as part of the band’s comeback.

On announcing their appearance at this year’s festival, singer Danny Bowes says: "Download is one of my favourite festivals in the world, so I can’t wait for June to come around. Donington was where we made our mark back in 1532, so it's fitting somehow to be back at Download this year when we release 'Wonder Days', our first studio album for 6 years, and it’ll be great to see how the new tracks go down alongside the classics. The Download crowd is always amazing, so as my dear old Mum used to say, "Let’s have it!…”

The group’s first studio album in six years, ‘Wonder Days’ reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before, with a sound that is a timeless marriage of unforgettable melodies and sheer rock power. Their long-awaited return with ‘Wonder Days’ should ensure that Thunder are elevated to their rightful place in the pantheon of truly great British bands.

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

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

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

 Failure Start Work On New Album.

FailureThursday 29th January 2015
Failure, who are currently in the studio working on the follow-up to their critically acclaimed album Fantastic Planet, are giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at their progress with a new video released in tandem with the kick off of the band’s PledgeMusic campaign ( https://www.pledgemusic.com/failure).

PledgeMusic supporters will receive early access to audio clips as well as ongoing video updates from the band. A variety of packages are available, offering mementos from the recording sessions, ranging from hand-scrawled lyrics to effects pedals and vocal mics. All pre-order bundles include the as-of-yet untitled album, which will be available in a variety of formats: digital (mp3/flac), cd, vinyl and USB drives.

Explained Ken Andrews: “Obviously we are not the first band to do this sort of thing, but I do think our fans are uniquely qualified to make this a very satisfying experience for all who participate.”

Failure returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a riotous hometown show at the El Rey Theatre and performances at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Riot Fest, the Sunset Strip Music Festival, Cinquanta, an outing with old friends Tool, and the band’s own Tree of Stars tour.

About Failure
Failure formed in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s, releasing Comfort, their debut album, in 1992 via Slash Records. Magnified followed in the spring of 1994 with the band’s final offering, Fantastic Planet, released in 1996. Fantastic Planet earned a perfect 5-star score from Alternative Press with the magazine saying the album was able “to breathe life into the corpse of contemporary, guitar-driven rock,” adding that the band was “willing to stretch the definition of both their instruments and their songs.” The 17-track album is considered one of the era’s most influential and enduring rock records. Failure is Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott.

 Groezrock Add More Bands.

GroezrockThursday 29th January 2015
Hope you all enjoyed the holidays. We are still digesting everything we ate and drank, but we did manage to round up more bands for you in between courses. Here are some more new names who will be playing your favorite punkrock festival in just four months.

There won’t be any blurred lines from Swedish hardcore powerhouse RAISED FIST, though. Yes, they’re back after about 5 years of silence. Their new album “From The North” dropped earlier this month and it’s simply what we have gotten to know and love them for: awesome, straightforward, heavy hardcore punk. They just finished recording a video for the song “Flow”, and they want YOU to be the first to see it! Isn’t that sweet? Here’s what vocalist Alexander has to say about it:

"Its more than 10 years since we played Groezrock. Still we have so many clear memories from that insane show! This spring we finally return! With a new album, and a band on a whole new level! We are glad to announce our new video in co-lab with Groezrock and Epitaph.

The song “Flow” is about living the life you love, loving the life you live. You don't need waterfalls of much, just a constant flow of little. Feelings, creativity, love, hate - everything needs a constant flow and circulation.

The video illustrates what we feel like music-wise and mentally after being away for almost 6 years, surrounded by people wanting to put a lit on our outflow, and hinder the circulation. Instead of making this Hollywood polished "expendables" action video like “Friends & Traitors”, we wanted a gritty, nasty, disturbing look in the style of the movie "Pusher". Everything to accompany the rough sound and feeling of FROM THE NORTH.

We recorded this in a freezing hangar. Almost no clothes. We got wet, we got spit on, we got hit for real and it was just the worst recording ever comfortable-wise. Enjoy the result!”

The YoutTube link for Raised Fist - 'Flow': http://youtu.be/NSidoMfr7oM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSidoMfr7oM&feature=youtu.be

Thank you, Alexander. Now, on with the show!

Come to think of it, describing KNAPSACK as new might be stretching the truth a little. After breaking up in 2000, the band is now back and it will be a pleasure to watch them blur the lines between emo and indie at Groezrock.

Another band that has been around the block, gotten lost and then found its way back to the stage is DIESEL BOY. According to the band they are ‘thrilled to have been asked to perform at the 2015 Groezrock Festival. Having played some of the world’s finest cities — New York, London, Sydney — we couldn’t be happier to add Meerhout to that list. In preparation for our first Belgian show in 15 years, we will view the complete Jean-Claude Van Damme filmography (including "The Shepherd: Border Patrol”) and subsist entirely on a diet of stoofkarbonnaden and Duvel until we appear at the festival on May 2’.

You almost fooled us by leaving a letter out of your name but we figured you out, Frank. My Chemical Romance called it a day in 2013, but rhythm guitarist Frank Iero sure wasn’t done writing music. He recorded an album pretty much on his own in 2014, recruited a touring band and will be coming over to Europe. Yup, FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION will be playing at Groezrock.

From Cellabrations to OBLITERATIONS. Featuring members of Black Mountain, Pink Mountaintops and Saviours, the band already knows how to come up with some heavy riffing. Drop them in Dave Grohl’s studio, put Chris Owens (Young Widows, Coliseum) and Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire) behind the mixing table and you can bet your a** that you’ll be blown away by a heavy dose of insanely intense hardcore punk,

If you don’t like it so loud and aggressive, you can just, ehm, f*ck off and die. Really, that’s what F.O.D. stands for. These local heroes have been sweeping girls off their feet with sugar sweet harmonies and super fun punk rock for quite a while now. And they’re more than happy to share their “Tricks of the Trade” with you.

Over to the Macbeth Stage then… they have announced three more names as well, starting off with THE DEAF, a Dutch band that likes 60ies garage and rock ‘n roll with Spike (Di-rect) on vocals. Also from The Netherlands is CALL IT OFF, a pop-punk band that has been listening to a fair amount of Green Day. UK’s UNDER THE INFLUENCE will be playing the Macbeth stage as well. Under their influences they list Dr Dre, Wu-Tang Clan and Snoop Dogg and sound not unlike other UK acts like Enter Shikari and TRC.

We have 20 more bands to announce so keep tuning in for more news!

 Toseland Announce UK Tour And The Release Of Their New EP.

ToselandTuesday 27th January 2015
Following the release of their debut album “Renegade” in March 2014, Toseland return with a new EP, “Hearts And Bones” and a full UK tour in April 2015.

The release of “Renegade” (which has sold almost 10,000 copies in the UK alone) and two years of constant touring – both pre and post release – headline shows, supports with the likes of Aerosmith, Status Quo, Little Angels and Reef and festival shows such as Download, Isle Of Wight, Carfest, Planet Rockstock and Silverstone Moto GP - has established Toseland as one of the most exciting new UK rock acts. “Renegade” spawned multiple radio hits – with four consecutive singles A listed at Planet Rock radio.

The “Hearts And Bones” EP features the self titled first single and another new song “The Closer I Get”. The EP also features a cover of The Teardrop Explodes classic ‘Reward’. The EP builds on Toseland’s sound - driving riffs overlaid with the powerful voice of James Toseland. The EP was again recorded with Toby Jepson producing (credits include The Answer, Saxon and The Virgin Marys) and Steve Harris (Foo Fighters, U2) as engineer.

The “Hearts And Bones” EP will be aavailable on CD, download and 10" vinyl with the exclusive pre order at Pledgemusic.com from 9am GMT Wednesday 28th January 2015. Pledge preorders will get an exclusive acoustic version of “Renegade” album track and previous single “Just No Way” as an instant grat.

2014 saw Toseland develop as a powerful live act. The band remains the same core – James Toseland (vocals), Zurab Melua (Guitar), Ed Bramford (Guitar) and Roger Davis (bass). The band have recently welcomed new drummer Joe Yoshida.

If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorcycle racer, music was been central to James life – so when James was forced to retire through injury a journey into music started. He does maintain ties with the racing world. To the extent that in late 2014 he was due to attempt to break the motorcycle land speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, United States. Unfortunately the attempt was delayed due to adverse weather and surface conditions – but is now scheduled to happen in late 2015. The streamliner James will ride is powered by a Rolls Royce jet engine and is called 'The 52 Express' after Toselands racing number.

Following the release of the EP the band will embark on a full UK tour. Dates are as follows

April 2015
Tues 7th Brighton, Green Door Store
Wed 8th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Thurs 9th Birmingham, Asylum
Fri 10th Leeds, Wardrobe
Sat 11th Hull, Fruit
Mon 13th Newcastle, Think Tank
Tues 14th Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Wed 15th Manchester, Academy 3
Thurs 16th Stoke, Sugarmill
Fri 17th Norwich, Waterfront Studio
Sun 19th Reading, Bowery District
Mon 20th Bristol, Fleece
Tues 21st Exeter, Cavern
Wed 22nd Southampton, Joiners

Tickets for the tour will be exclusively available at www.pledgemusic.com from 9am GMT Wednesday 28th January 2015. Remaining tickets will go on sale at all usual outlets from 9am GMT Friday 30th January 2015.

 Fat Mike Announces 'Home Sweet Home' Punk-Rock Musical Concept Album.

Home Sweet HomeTuesday 27th January 2015
Punk icon Fat Mike (NOFX) announced that Home Street Home, a new punk-rock musical concept album will be released on February 10, 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords in advance of a theatrical production. Home Street Home tells a story of survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the streets, and features music by Fat Mike with lyrics by Fat Mike, Jeff Marx (Tony® Award winner, Avenue Q) and Soma Snakeoil (AVN Award winning writer/director). The theatrical production of Home Street Home will be directed by LA Stage Ovation Award winner Richard Israel.

The studio album features performances by Fat Mike and NOFX, and sees the play's characters inhabited by a wide roster of vocalists including Frank Turner, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba, Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Bad Cop/Bad Cop's Stacey Dee, the late Tony Sly of No Use For A Name, and Dance Hall Crashers' KarinaDenike. Members of Descendents, Lagwagon, Old Man Markley, Mad Caddies, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Aggrolites, The Living End, The Real McKenzies, and RKL also play on many of the tracks. The Home Street Home concept album includes a portion of the songs that will ultimately comprise the full score of the new musical.

Based on true stories of the authors' experiences, the story of Home Street Home revolves around Sue, a 16-year old runaway who plunges headfirst into the deviant subculture and alternative lifestyle of the streets. After being adopted into a tribe of homeless teens, Sue finds empowerment and acceptance from her new chosen family.

Fat Mike said, "Ever since I saw Rocky Horror when I was 8, I've been intrigued by musicals. Well, not all musicals, just the ones that break the mold. Luckily, I found two people, Jeff Marx and Soma Snakeoil, that love breaking things as much as I do. This is fucking fun!"

Want to see the show live? Well, you're in luck! Coming straight from the Eugene O’Neill Theater workshop is Home Street Home, live in San Francisco! The first show kicks off on February 20th at Z-Space, located in the heart of the Mission. Get your tickets early as there’s only ten performances (February 20-22, February 26-March 1, and March 5-7).

 Attila To Embark On UK Tour.

AttilaTuesday 27th January 2015
Drop your weapons and put your hands up!

Officers Fronzak, Linck, Blehm, and Heenan aka your boys in Attila have reported for duty and are on the scene in their new video for "Hate Me."

In this hilarious and unforgettable clip, Attila trade their microphones and instruments for handcuffs, nightsticks, and cop uniforms and they approach the police officer's job to protect and to serve in ways that only they can.

You didn't think that Attila would be conventional in their depiction of the long of the arm of the law, now did you?

The video for the song, which lives on Guilty Pleasure, released to much fanfare in November and recently labeled the "the most relevant album about the Internet ever made," among, uh, other things, premiered today on VEVO.com.

So go ahead, put your hands up and get ready for an audiovisual frisking, courtesy of Attila.

Guilty Pleasure is available for purchase via iTunes http://geni.us/attila, Amazon http://bit.ly/attilagp and MerchNow. http://www.attila.merchnow.com

Attila UK Tour Dates:
Fri 27th Feb Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sat 28th Feb Manchester, Club Academy
Sun 1st Mar Glasgow, Cathouse
Mon 2nd Mar Newcastle, Think Tank
Tue 3rd Mar Leeds, UNI
Wed 4th Mar Birmingham, Asylum
Thu 5th Mar Southampton, Talking Heads
Fri 6th Mar London, Electric Ballroom
Sat 7th Mar Bristol, Feleece

 Airbourne Sign Deal With Spinefarm Records.

AirbourneTuesday 27th January 2015
AIRBOURNE – unswerving champions of the hard rock cause whose spectacular global success, live and on record, has consistently clenched a fist for the genre as a whole – have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Driven by a formidable work-hard/play-hard ethic, and keen to entertain on the grandest of scales, this award-winning quartet (formed in regional Australia in 2003) have been proudly walking the rock ‘n’ roll path since their early teenage years, inspired by the music’s great and glorious past, yet determined to move things forward on a wave of blurred limbs & boundless energy.

Led into action by brothers Joel & Ryan O’Keeffe (vocalist / lead guitarist & drummer, respectively; the line-up is completed by David Roads on guitar and Justin Street on bass), the four have spent the past 10 years establishing themselves as a true force of nature – living on the road, selling out major venues, charting albums and appearing on bills with some of rock’s most legendary names, from Iron Maiden to the Rolling Stones.

With Airbourne, everything is to the hilt, which means that frontman Joel O’ Keeffe is as likely to be climbing the lighting rig or going ‘walkabout’ in the venue as positioned behind the mic; it also means that their three studio albums – ‘Runnin’ Wild’ (2007), ‘No Guts. No Glory’ (2009) & ‘Black Dog Barking’ (2013) – are home to some of the most rousing rock anthems of the past few years, songs like ‘Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast’, ‘No Way But The Hard Way’, ‘Live it Up’ & ‘Runnin’ Wild’ itself – a body of work that hasn’t escaped the notice of AC/DC’s Angus Young, who was recently asked in an interview what he thinks of modern rock music & he said “I see it as healthy, because there’s newer stuff coming through. I really like Airbourne”.

SINCE the release of ‘Runnin’ Wild’ (a silver record in the UK), Airbourne have notched up an impressive array of international facts ‘n’ stats: these include Top 20 chart entries, # 1 Rock Chart positions, awards for ‘Best Album’ & ‘Best Live Act’, numerous placements in video games and TV / movie outlets, plus key spots at the biggest festivals around the world, the likes of Wacken & Rock Am Ring / Rock Im Park in Germany and Sonisphere & Download in the UK, with Sweden Rock, Greenfield (Switzerland), Hellfest (France) and Graspop (Belgium) already confirmed for 2015.

Now, with sights set on absolute world domination and Album Number 4 likely to be released later this year, Airbourne have joined forces with Spinefarm Records in a new global deal that sees Spinefarm partnering with Universal Germany’s Vertigo imprint for the German speaking markets…

“We’re pumped up to have signed on the dotted line to the world's toughest and truest hard rock label, Spinefarm. We have worked with some of the guys on this team in the past, and we’re extremely confident about having each other's back in the trenches for many hard rockin' years to come. We're chompin' at the bit to get ROCKIN' and KICKIN' ARSE in 2015 & beyond” – CHEERS from Airbourne.

Says Spinefarm General Manager Worldwide, Jonas Nachsin, who previously worked with the group as Roadrunner President…

“We are so proud to be the new global home for the amazing AIRBOURNE! They are a band who have thrilled audiences around the world with their insanely energetic live shows and wildly anthemic songs, and all of us at Spinefarm are thrilled to be part of their ensuing juggernaut.”

Daniel Lieberberg, Senior Vice President, Universal Music Germany, adds: “Germany, Austria and Switzerland have always been strong markets for this unique band. We’re excited to closely collaborate with Spinefarm Records on our mission to bring Airbourne to a new level in our part of the world.”

2015 finds Airbourne perfectly placed to take things to a new level everywhere, building on their passion, hard graft and heady achievements, and bringing along an ever-growing army of fans for the (white-knuckle) ride; and one thing’s for sure, there’ll be no resting on laurels…

Ask Joel O’Keeffe about his days in college, and his response neatly spotlights ‘The Airbourne Way’…

“I drove by the college on the way to a gig,” he recalls, “this was in the early days, all the gear was in the back of the van. I planned to stop off and pick up the diploma certificate, but in the end I didn’t bother. I didn’t want anything to fall back on, NO Plan B… I knew what I wanted to do, I was committed to Rock’n’Roll, so as far as I was concerned, it was and still is all or nothing.”

Raise The Flag for Rock’n’Roll.

 Roger Daltrey Announces Teenage Cancer Trust 2015 Line Up.

Teenage Cancer TrustTuesday 27th January 2015
Celebrating 15 incredible years of world-class music and comedy at the Royal Albert Hall to help young people with cancer, Roger Daltrey CBE, today announced this year’s outstanding line-up for the Teenage Cancer Trust shows, running from 23 to 28 March 2015.

The line-up for this very special year of fundraising music and comedy includes The Who, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paul Weller, Van Morrison, Stereophonics and Kevin Bridges, as well as Wilko Johnson, Johnny Marr and Future Islands.

2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the first Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000. Billed as ‘The Who and Friends’ that landmark evening saw Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Kelly Jones, join The Who on stage for an incredible one-off performance. As well as gaining more support every year, artists like Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Kelly Jones are back giving their support and celebrating everything these shows have helped to achieve for young people with cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust patron and The Who front man, Roger Daltrey CBE, is the driving force behind the shows. Roger Daltrey, said: "To be back for our fifteenth year at the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust is an incredible achievement. This is all made possible by the loyalty of the music and comedy business. Paul, Noel and Kelly were there for the first event, and many thereafter. I can't thank them enough for being back with us this year.

“I'm always amazed by, and appreciative of, the support given to the charity by the new artists each year, who recognise the importance Teenage Cancer Trust’s work. As well as increasing the charity's profile, the money the shows raise is invaluable in helping young people with cancer, and in return for that hard earned cash we always strive to put on some very special shows.”

The event has grown from that first special night into an annual week of concerts which have raised over £20million for young people with cancer and is now an established highlight of the British music calendar. The shows have played a huge role in the growth of the charity, helping to take the total number of specialist Teenage Cancer Trust units across the country to 28 and to fund nearly 50 expert teenage cancer nurses and youth support coordinators.

From 2000 to 2015, over 200 artists will have performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the charity with nearly 500,000 fans in attendance including over 2,000 young people with cancer.

For every young person with cancer Teenage Cancer Trust supports, there is another they currently cannot. This must change. The charity needs to raise at least £80million in the next five years to help every young person with cancer in the UK have access to the specialist care they provide. The Royal Albert Hall shows will continue to play a pivotal role in achieving this ambitious goal.

The Who make a very welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall following their acclaimed 2010 show when they performed their classic album Quadrophenia. This year the band continue their 50th anniversary, playing huge shows like British Summertime in Hyde Park, so this is a rare opportunity to see them in an intimate venue. Their special guest will be the legendary Wilko Johnson returning to the Royal Albert Hall after playing a surprise performance last year with Roger Daltrey.

As previously announced, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds show on Saturday 28 March follows the release of his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on Sour Mash Records on 2 March. ‘Chasing Yesterday’ is produced and written by Noel and follows the huge success of his debut album that has sold over 770,000 copies to date in the UK. This spring will see the band embark on a UK arena tour preceding this very special show for the charity. Special Guests on the evening will be Baltimore’s Future Islands, who won over legions of new fans with that famously compelling performance of critically acclaimed single ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ on the David Letterman show and is featured on their album ‘Singles’.

Paul Weller returns to the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 27 March. Paul’s 12th solo album ‘Saturn’s Pattern’ will be released this spring. As with Noel, Paul has supported Teenage Cancer Trust since the first show where he performed The Who classic ‘So Sad About Us’ with Pete Townshend. Paul’s very special guest will be guitar legend, Johnny Marr. Johnny has released two albums, ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Playland’ in two years and has also worked with Hans Zimmer on the film soundtracks of ‘Inception’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’.

Opening the series on Monday 23 March are Stereophonics, performing their first gig in over a year since their sold out UK arena tour in 2013. Stereophonics will play some new music to fans ahead of the release of their new album later in the year, a follow up to the hugely successful platinum album ‘Graffiti on the Train’. Since Kelly's initial performance at the inaugural Teenage Cancer Trust show in 2000, Stereophonics have been massive supporters of the charity over the years.

The legendary Van Morrison will perform Wednesday 25 March. One of music’s true originals, as well as a revered back catalogue Van has earned a Brit, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, 6 Grammys, honorary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, entry into The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres. He recently signed to RCA and a new album is due in early 2015.

Tuesday 24 March offers a night of uproarious laughs with one of Britain's best-loved comedians, Kevin Bridges. The Glaswegian has been a committed Ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust since 2010 and is hosting the night before he kicks off his 2015 tour 'A Whole Different Story...’.

This year’s shows are generously supported by associate sponsors American Airlines, Ben Sherman, Derwent London, E.ON, and Tangle Teezer. Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio, Metro and NME.

TEENAGE CANCER TRUST AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2015
Monday 23 March Stereophonics plus guests
Tuesday 24 March An evening of comedy with Kevin Bridges
Wednesday 25 March Van Morrison plus very special guests
Thursday 26 March The Who plus very special guest Wilko Johnson
Friday 27 March Paul Weller plus very special guest Johnny Marr
Saturday 28 March Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds plus Future Islands
Tickets from £25 (plus booking fee) on sale at 9am on Friday 30 January:

 Awolnation To Release New Album.

AwolnationMonday 26th January 2015
AWOLNATION recently completed an official music video for “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” that can now be viewed online at http://youtu.be/i2PsXT88UeU.

The band will be playing live in London at the Electric Ballroom on April 1st as part of a short European tour this spring, with an extensive U.S. summer tour to be announced shortly, including a stop at this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. A current itinerary is listed below.

Following a whirlwind two-year world tour in support of Megalithic Symphony, 2014 saw AWOLNATION withdraw into the depths of the California coastline to construct the sophomore effort. A culmination of the years following the release of the debut album, the 14-track Run was written, performed and produced entirely by musical architect Aaron Bruno. The end result is a finely tuned musical masterwork that is at times, and all at once, sprawling, atmospheric, exuberant, earnest and refined with moments of a signature aggressive unease. “There is not one second on the record that hasn’t been thoughtfully placed,” said Bruno. “Every single element serves a purpose.”

Standout songs alongside the first single “Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)” include the cinematic “Jailbreak,” the soaring anthem “I Am,” the title track “Run,” the euphoric “Windows,” the painfully vulnerable “Headrest for My Soul,” and the atomic rebellion of “KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!”

Released in 2011, the band’s US gold-certified debut album Megalithic Symphony was an alternative music revelation that became an astonishing success resonating with fans around the world. The album holds a number of long-running Billboard chart positions including 146 weeks on the Independent Albums chart, 111 weeks on the Billboard Top 200, 105 weeks on the Top Rock Albums chart and has topped the Heatseekers Albums chart 8 separate times.

Their hit single “Sail,” a redefining global anthem, is certified 6x platinum in the U.S. and is the second longest charting song in the Billboard Hot 100's 55-year history. It has amassed hundreds of millions of video views and streaming plays online, topping Billboard’s Rock Streaming Songs chart in 2014 and charting around the world: it is certified 10x platinum in Norway, 6x platinum in Canada, 3x platinum in Sweden, 2x platinum in Australia and New Zealand, platinum in Switzerland, gold in Austria, Germany and the UK – spending 24 weeks on the UK charts.

Since the release of their debut album, AWOLNATION has performed countless shows to millions of fans across the globe, including selling out Shepherds Bush Empire in 2014.

AWOLNATION RUN tracklisting – release date March 16th:
1. Run
2. Fat Face
3. Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)
4. Jailbreak
5. KOOKSEVERYWHERE!!!!
6. I Am
7. Headrest For My Soul
8. Dreamers
9. Windows
10. Holy Roller
11. Woman Woman
12. Lie Love Live Love
13. Like People, Like Plastic
14. Drinking Lightning

AWOLNATION CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:

DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
March 13 Pot of Gold Music Festival, Tempe, AZ
March 24 Lido, Berlin, Germany
March 25 PPC, Graz, Austria
March 26 Freiheiz, Munich, Germany
March 27 M4music Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
March 28 Burgerhaus Stollwerk, Cologne, Germany
March 30 Le Divan Du Monde, Paris, France
March 31 Melkweg, Netherlands, Amsterdam
April 1 Electric Ballroom, London, UK
May 3 Sunfest, West Palm Beach, FL
May 31 BottleRock Music Festival, Napa, CA
June 14 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

 Paradise Lost Announce New Album.

Paradise LostMonday 26th January 2015
After taking a trip back in time with the 'Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities)' album and the last studio album 'Tragic Idol' (2012) which entered the charts in over 10 European countries - most notably #2 in UK Rock Charts, #6 in Germany, #15 in Austria, #30 in France and #32 in North America Top New Artists/Heatseeker Charts, it's now time for PARADISE LOST's 14th studio album! The album will be entitled 'The Plague Within' and will be released via Century Media Records on June 1st, 2015 in Europe and June 2nd, 2015 in North America.

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

Their much anticipated 14th studio album is produced and mixed by with Jaimie Gomez Arellano from Orgone Studios in London (Ghost BC, Ulver, Cathedral, Angel Witch).

More details about the upcoming PARADISE LOST album “The Plague Within” will be revealed soon…

PARADISE LOST live:
20.02. NO Bergen, Blastfest
18.07. PL Bolkow, Castle Party 2015
15.08. DE Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze Open Air

 Cytota Change Their Name.

CytotaMonday 26th January 2015
With 2015 gathering pace, Birmingham metallers Cytota, announce today that going forward they’ll be going under their new name ‘SHVPES’. With the change of name designed to reflect their growing ambition and increased focus as a band, with their new moniker inspired by their single of the same name. With new singer Griffin Dickinson, and new material in the works, 2015 represents a new era for the band, moving forward with a new name felt like the best reflection of this. Singer, Griffin explains...

"The short time I toured with Cytota was great, but with our new dynamic, it became clear to us all that the name had reached the end of its chapter. SHVPES represents the start of a new era for this band and I'm immensely excited to be a part of it."
With Drummer Harry Jennings adding on the bands legacy adding...

"Cytota has been my life for the past 5 years. We didn't take this decision lightly and it feels like the natural thing to do, we have progressed so much in the last few months with the addition of Griffin, that it needed a new name for the new energy and vibe we had. It's really exciting."

SHVPES will hit the road in Feburary in support of 36 Crazyfists and again with Fighstar at the end of the month. With new music to come from the band early in the year, and more shows yet to be announced 2015 is already set to be the bands biggest year yet.

TOUR DATES
FEBRUARY
04 – BRIGHTON Concorde (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
05 – BOURNEMOUTH Sound Circus (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
06 – PLYMOUTH Hub (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
07 – BRISTOL Marble Factory (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
08 – STOKE Sugarmill (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
10 – GLASGOW Classic Grand (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
11 – NEWCASTLE Academy (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
12 – MANCHESTER Academy 3 (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
13 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
14 – BIRMINGHAM Asylum (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
15 – NORWICH Waterfront (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
17 – LONDON Electric Ballroom (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
18 – SOUTHAMPTOn Engine Rooms (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)
19 – OXFORD Academy (Supporting 36 Crazyfists)

23 – BIRMINGHAM Institute (Supporting Fightstar)
24 – GLASGOW ABC (Supporting Fightstar)
25 – MANCHESTER Academy (Supporting Fightstar)
27 – BRIXTON Academy (Supporting Fightstar)

MARCH
07 – TAKEDOWN FESTIVAL, Southampton Uni

 Roam Stream Album.

RoamSunday 25th January 2015
ROAM’s first record for legendary US indie label Hopeless Records is now streaming in full ahead of its release on Monday. The ‘Viewpoint’ EP is an exemplary slice of British pop-punk which sees the band step it up a gear following a big year in 2014.

The Eastbourne-based five piece will be hitting the road for a clutch of special EP release shows next week and, not ones to rest on their laurels, will be starting work on their debut album shortly, as well as heading off on their first tour of the US as part of the Glamour Kills package before hitting the UK again as support to Man Overboard in April and May.

EP Pre-orders: http://smarturl.it/ROAMmerch # http://smarturl.it/viewpoint

UK headline dates in Jan:
www.musicglue.com/roam
26.01 – Brighton, UK @ Audio
27.01 – Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2
28.01 – London, UK @ Barfly

US Glamour Kills Tour in Feb/March/April:
www.Glamourkills.ducatking.com
2/27 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
2/28 Orlando, FL- Backbooth
3/1 Jacksonville, FL- Murray Hill Theatre
3/2 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
3/4 Nashville, TN - Rockettown
3/5 Lawrence, KS- The Granada
3/7 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
3/8 Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock
3/10 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
3/11 Portland, OR - The Alhambra Theatre
3/13 Orangevale, CA- The Boardwalk
3/14 San diego, CA- The Epicentre
3/15 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
3/17 Scottsdale, AZ- Pub Rock
3/20 Grand Prairie, TX- South By So What Festival
3/21 Mission, TZ- Nevery Say Festival
3/22 San Antonio, TX - The Korva
3/24 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
3/26 St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar &Hall
3/27 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
3/28 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
3/29 Lakewood, OH- Mahalls
3/31 Pittsburgh, PA- Altar Bar
4/1 Philadelphia, PA- Underground Arts
4/2 New York, NY - Marlin room at Webster Hall
4/3 Freehold, NJ - GameChangerWorld
4/4 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
4/6 Balitmore, MD - Metro Gallery
4/7 Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
4/8 Greensboro, NC - Greene Street

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

 The Early November Announce UK Shows.

The Early NovemberSunday 25th January 2015
The Early November are pleased to announce You Blew It and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves as support on their spring tour. The dates, which include appearances at the UKs Hit The Deck Festival and Groezrock in Belgium mark the bands first ever headlining UK & EU club tour.

21 Apr 2015 Leeds, UK @ Key Club
22 Apr 2015 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
23 Apr 2015 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
24 Apr 2015 Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms
25 Apr 2015 Bristol, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival
26 Apr 2015 Nottingham, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival
28 Apr 2015 Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios
29 Apr 2015 Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks
30 Apr 2015 London, UK @ The Garage
01 May 2015 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
02 May 2015 Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock **
03 May 2015 Paris, France @ Klub **
04 May 2015 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang *
05 May 2015 Berlin, Germany @ Comet *
06 May 2015 Cologne, Germany @ Underground *

 All That Remains Announce Facebook Photo Competition.

All That RemainsSunday 25th January 2015
All That Remains will release their much-anticipated new studio album, The Order Of Things, on February 23rd 2015 via Razor & Tie. The new album is the band’s seventh studio album to date and their follow up to 2012’s A War You Cannot Win.

To promote the release of the new single “This Probably Won’t End Well”, the band will launch a Facebook competition: fans are invited to post pictures of situations that probably won’t end well with the hash-tag #thisprobablywontendwell. Photos don’t need to necessarily be original images from fans – they can be “found”.

At the end of the competition the band will select five winners. The winning fan who posts the best picture will be rewarded with a prize merch bundle including T-shirts, poster, vinyl, autographed CD; the other four winners will receive an autographed CD. The competition will kick off on 24th January and will end mid-February.

Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On The Order of Things, the Massachusetts outfit—Phil Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—preserve an ethos of evolution. For the first time, the band tapped Josh Wilbur [Lamb of God, Gojira, Hatebreed] for production, cutting the bulk of the record in Massachusetts and fine-tuning vocals in Los Angeles. Listen to the band leaked first track off the new album, “No Knock” at http://www.allthatremainsonline.com/.

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

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

 Enter shikari Released Behind The Scenes Video For 'Anaesthetist'.

Enter ShikariSunday 25th January 2015
Enter Shikari released their 4th studio album 'The Mindsweep' at the start of this week. The album is currently sat at #3 in the UK Official Album Chart, battling it out with the likes of Mark Ronson, Ed Sheeran and co and on-track for the highest first-week album sales of their career thus far.

The band have today made available a short ‘Behind The Scenes’ video from the promo video shoot of their current single ‘Anaesthetist’.
you can find that here; http://youtu.be/j-N2mN_okr4

Also this week, Enter Shikari recorded a live session for Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show where, alongside two of their own compositions, they threw in the wild card of a cover of the Game Of Thrones theme. Such has been the response to that, discussions for a proper release have been started. More news soon.

The band start their tour of Europe / UK on Monday 2nd February in Paris, France, continuing through until the end of February and ending with two sold out shows at London’s 3000 capacity Camden Roundhouse.

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

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

 Blues Pills Announce Live Album.

Blues PillsSunday 25th January 2015
Multinational blues rock stars BLUES PILLS have announced to release a special and very limited live album, entitled Blues Pills Live.

The album was recorded during the band's headlining show at last year's Freak Valley Festival which marked a special event for the group. With releasing 'Blues Pills Live', they say thank you to the person and festival that paved the way for what is today known as the hottest new band in classic/blues rock - BLUES PILLS.

"To the lovely freaks, Freak Valley creators, our dear friend Jens Heide.
For us this moment and this day was really special.
It felt like all the puzzle pieces came together up until one moment, this experience at Freak Valley festival. This was our first ever apperience at Freak Valley and our first ever headline show on an outdoor festival. We've known about Jens and his freaks for a long time. He gave the name to our band and been supporting us since day one, before our demos were public or even recorded, before when there was only a young and naive dream of playing for any crowds or getting record deals, before we even played a single show - before devil man even was written and before the band was fully formed, before when it was just the beginning of an idea. This show is a magical moment for us - this is where the circle connects with its other half. This record will only be released on vinyl and cd - the cover is made by our favorite artist Marijke Koger-Dunhamn. Recorded LIVE at one of Europes coolest and loveable festivals of our time - FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL . Thank you freaks, Freak Valley pioneers and Jens for this experience and for your support. We won't forget, ever.
Love - BLUES PILLS"

BLUES PILLS Live will be released March 23rd, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The album will be out on vinyl in various colours and available from the Nuclear Blast store: www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk and also sold as a lavish digibook CD. No digital version will be made available. The release will be strictly limited and won't be reprinted once it is sold out.

The stunning artwork by Marjke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLES, CREAM) who also created the cover for the incredibly successful self-titled debut album can be found below.

More on BLUES PILLS:
'No Hope Left For Me' video: http://youtu.be/iV9XFldAi7w
'Jupiter' lyric video: http://youtu.be/R5Evh8E3_oI
Official 'High Class Woman' music video: http://smarturl.it/BLUES-PILLS-Woman
Self-produced 'Gypsy' video: http://youtu.be/AFaqK1VShtk
Acoustic street performance of 'No Hope Left For Me': http://ow.ly/zJLWy

BLUES PILLS UK Tour:
22.04. UK London - Islington Academy
23.04. UK Cardiff - The Globe
24.04. UK Manchester - Club Academy
25.04. UK Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
27.04. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
28.04. UK Glasgow - Cathouse
29.04. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
30.04. UK Bristol - Bierkeller

 Camden Rocks 2015 Announced.

Camden RocksSunday 25th January 2015
Get ready Camden Town – the first wave of acts for this year’s huge Camden Rocks festival have been announced.

Taking over various venues in Camden Town on Saturday 30th May, Camden Rocks welcomes Welsh post-hardcore legends Funeral For A Friend, Austin alt. rock stalwarts ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and rockers Heavens Basement as three massive names for this years event. Renowned New York proto-punks The Dictators also join the bill alongside some of the finest acts from Britain’s current crop of stellar rock, punk and metal acts, including Black Spiders, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Turbowolf, Feed The Rhino and God Damn.

Having just announced 40 incredible acts, Camden Rocks still have over 200 more bands to announce for this year’s festivities! Now in its fourth year, Camden Rocks takes over the legendary venues, pubs and bars in Camden Town and this year is set to be the biggest festival yet.

Tickets are priced at £30 + booking fee and are available now from www.camdenrocksfestival.com.

The full list of bands announced so far: Funeral For A Friend, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Heavens Basement, The Dictators, Black Spiders, Turbowolf, Lawnmower Deth, Dinosaur Pile Up, Feed The Rhino, Eureka Machines, Black Moth, Max Raptor, Martyr Defiled, God Damn, Rob Lynch, Cypher 16, Freeze The Atlantic, Attention Thieves, The One Hundred, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, Samoans, LTNT, Lucie Barat & The Au Revoirs, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Beasts, Kyshera, Hunter & The Bear, The Scaramanga Six, Protafield, Dead, Buffalo Summer, Monument, High Hopes, Death Remains, , Oxygen Thief, The Wild Lies, The Amorettes, Buck & Evans, State of Play, Reverted, Dirt, Stellify, The Fourfits, The Assist.

As a Camden Rocks exclusive, Funeral For A Friend are planning something very special for fans. Frontman Matthew Davies says: “We’re thrilled to have been invited to play Camden Rocks. We’re looking forward to banging out three in your face sets across Camden during the day so make sure you’re in attendance as we’ll probably be mixing it up a fair bit!”.

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s Jason Reece says: “We are truly excited to be a part of Camden Rocks. It will be a hoot and a hollar. Good times, great oldies. Mosh-tastic and slam-a-riffical! Bring your Sunday best and your Friday worst. We want to rock wit U. Hail Satan!”

Venues confirmed for Camden Rocks 2015 include: Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Proud Camden, Barfly, Jazz Cafe, Dingwalls, Purple Turtle, Black Heart, Hawley Arms, Monarch, The Cuban, The Good Mixer, The Enterprise, Camden head, BrewDog, The Stillery, Dingwalls Canalside Bar, The Beatrice, The Black Cap.

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 Danko Jones Announces One Off London Show.

Danko JonesSunday 25th January 2015
Acclaimed rockers DANKO JONES are delighted to announce a special one-off show in London on March 18. The show will be held at Oslo, in Hackney. Tickets go on sale shortly from box offices and online at http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/danko-jones-tickets, priced £15 (+booking fees). Support is TBC.

Speaking of an explosive live event... calling all WWE wrestling fans! DANKO JONES are proud to have their new song 'Gonna Be A Fight Tonight' selected as the official theme tune for the highly anticipated WWE Royal Rumble, one of the biggest events in the wrestling calendar. The Royal Rumble takes place this weekend, January 25, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Wrestling fans worldwide can view the event broadcast live for the first time to more than 170 countries over the WWE Network, available via the internet, iOS and Android devices, gaming consoles, Smart TVs, and digital media players. For more info, visit: http://www.wwe.com/wwenetwork/watch-in-united-kingdom-26927624. Hear the track in advance trailers for the event at http://youtu.be/N48raNltRio (from 3:30) and http://youtu.be/chZ1TNvu2Yc (from 0:33)! Learn more about the Royal Rumble via http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble . If you just want to hear the song in full, check out http://youtu.be/e04SBHtbfl4.

'Gonna Be A Fight Tonight' is included on the new DANKO JONES studio album, 'Fire Music', set for release on February 16 through New Damage Records. The record also contains hot new single 'Do You Wanna Rock', currently racing up UK radio station playlists including Planet Rock.

In his "spare" time, Danko has continued blogging for The Huffington Post at http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/danko-jones/ and has now also notched up 91 episodes of his popular podcast, which you can listen to at: http://www.dankojones.com/category/podcast/

 Sleeping With Sirens Get Mad.

Sleeping With SirensSunday 25th January 2015
Sleeping With Sirens has announced their fourth full-length album, Madness, out 16th March on Epitaph. Watch a video for a new song "Go Go Go" and pre-order Madness at sleepingwithsirens.net.
The track listing for Madness is as follows:
1. Kick Me
2. Go Go Go
3. Gold
4. Save Me A Spark
5. Fly
6. The Strays
7. Left Alone
8. We Like It Loud
9. Heroine
10. November
11. Better Off Dead
12. Madness
13. Don't Say Anything

Produced by John Feldmann (Good Charlotte, Panic! At The Disco), Madness is the follow up to Sleeping With Sirens' previous album, Feel, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Collectively, the band has sold over 716k combined albums to date, with 102 million album streams, and 83 million YouTube views.

"Primed for their best." – Billboard

"Feel-all-the-feelings vocals" - MTV

"Ready for rock's big league" - KROQ

Sleeping With Sirens has been on the cover of Alternative Press magazine six times and named Artist of The Year in 2014. Internationally, the band has graced several magazine covers including Rocksound and Kerrang! In 2014, Sleeping With Sirens performed on the main stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals in Europe. Two April headlining dates for Sleeping With Sirens in London immediately sold out when announced last year.

Sleeping With Sirens kicks off the second leg of The World Tour, their co-headlining tour with Pierce the Veil, tonight in San Diego. Over 80k tickets have been sold for these dates with nearly every venue sold out in advance. Tickets for The World Tour can be purchased at: theworldtour.info.

Madness pre-orders are available at: sleepingwithsirens.net.
THE WORLD TOUR DATES
LEG TWO/2015
JANUARY
23 San Diego, CA - Viejas Arena @ Aztec Bowl
26 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield (SOLD OUT)
27 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater (SOLD OUT)
28 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo (SOLD OUT)
30 West Valley City, UT - The Saltair
31 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium

FEBRUARY
02 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
03 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
04 St. Paul, MN - Myth
06 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
07 Indianapolis, IL - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (SOLD OUT)
08 Columbus, OH - LA Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
10 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
11 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
14 Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory (SOLD OUT)
15 Philadelphia, PA - The Electric Factory
17 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
18 Silver Spring, MD - The Filmore Silver Spring (SOLD OUT)
20 Richmond, VA - The National (SOLD OUT)
21 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte (SOLD OUT)
22 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle (SOLD OUT)
24 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach @ Jackie Gleason Theater
25 Orlando, FL - House of Blues Orlando
26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues Orlando (SOLD OUT)
28 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center (SOLD OUT)

MARCH
1 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
3 Backstage, San Antonio, TX
4 Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
7 Self-Help Festival, NOS Event Center, San Bernardino, CA

LEG THREE/2015
UK/EUROPE
MARCH
20 Mar Trix, Antwerp, Belgium SOLD OUT
21 Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands SOLD OUT
22 C Club, Berlin, Germany
24 Arenan, Stockholm, Sweden
25 Tradgam, Gothenburg, Sweden
26 Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
27 Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
29 Nick Rayns, LCR UEA, Norwich, England
30 Guildhall, Portsmouth, England
31 O2 Academy, Bristol, England

APRIL
2 Academy 1, Manchester, England SOLD OUT
3 O2 Academy, Leeds, England SOLD OUT
4 O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland SOLD OUT
6 O2 Academy, Newcastle, England SOLD OUT
7 Rock City, Nottingham, England SOLD OUT
8 O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, England SOLD OUT
10 Forum, London, England SOLD OUT
11 Forum, London, England SOLD OUT

 Bleed From Within Add UK Shows.

Bleed From WithinSunday 25th January 2015
BLEED FROM WITHIN have just added a number of UK shows to their agenda in support of their crowdfunded 'Death Walk'-EP.

The band about the tour: “Following the success of our 'Death Walk' release show in Glasgow, we've decided to take it on tour, playing intimate venues in some towns and cities that we don't visit very often, or never have before. This is your chance to get up close and personal with us before we disappear in to the studio to record album number 4.”

BLEED FROM WITHIN
26.02.2015 (UK) Aberdeen – Tunnels
27.02.2015 (UK) Edinburgh – Opium
04.03.2015 (UL) Nottingham – Rock City Basement
05.03.2015 (UK) Huddersfield – Parish
06.03.2015 (UK) Kingston – Fighting Cocks
07.03.2015 (UK) Southampton – Takedown Festival
08.03.2015 (UK) Peterborough – Met Lounge
http://hyperurl.co/deathwalktour2015

 Motley Crue To Call It A Day On New Years Eve 2015.

Motley CrueSunday 25th January 2015
Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe have announced details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, December 31st. The show takes place at the Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their 2-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their Final Tour at the end of 2015.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts said “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour will see the band play Japan in February, then Australia/New Zealand in spring. In June Mötley Crüe will say farewell to the European Festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer for 34 final North American shows due to tremendous fan demand.

Following the North American summer shows, the band will take the Final Tour on more international dates this Fall before “all bad things come to an end” for good on New Year’s Eve 2015.

The band have also released a new single “All Bad Things” http://smarturl.it/MC_AllBadThings. The track is accompanied by a video clip of highlights of Mötley Crüe’s 34-year career and premiered on The Tonight Show’s blog - http://fallontonight.tumblr.com to preview the band’s national TV appearance on the show this Thursday 22nd January.

Mötley Crüe are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector’s album package for the fans to be released later this year which will include the new track, “All Bad Things” amongst many other surprises, details of which will be announced in the near future.

Since 2015 is all about celebrating the legacy of Mötley Crüe, the band and fans from around the world will also be able to share their memories, pictures, thoughts and stories of 34 years of Mötley Crüe online at http://www.motley.com using #RipMotleyCrue.

 Jettblack Explode.

JettblackSunday 25th January 2015
JETTBLACK get serious in 2015, kicking things off with a headline tour and new single in February, followed by a brand new album ‘Disguises’ in April.

Watch the video for 'EXPLODE" here: http://youtu.be/2KV2EGhdY6U
Download the single for free: http://www.jettblackuk.com/

Formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 2007, and drawing inspiration from an era when rock bands had ‘entertaining an audience’ high on their list of things to do, JETTBLACK unleash incredibly well-crafted and hook laden, powerful melodic rock and roll.

With two albums under their belts ‘Get Your Hands Dirty’ (2010), and ‘Raining Rock’, (2012) plus mini album Black Gold (2013), this four-strong outfit have continued to hone and polish their skills delivering stunning material that has built them a solid and growing fan base as well as a list of high profile admirers and collaborators. Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Udo Dirkschneider (Accept) and Damon Johnson (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper) have al featured on JETTBLACK releases, sold on the quality and delivery of their songs.

None of JETTBLACK’S songs are conceived to stand in the corner, away from the spotlight; these are BIG, finely-crafted compositions with a built-in swagger, fuelled by the self-belief, passion and next level musicianship.

The band tour the UK in February:
• 10th Sheffield Corporation
• 11th Manchester Roadhouse
• 12th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
• 13th Chester Live Rooms
• 14th London 02 Academy Islington
• 15th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
• 16th Southampton Joiners Arms

On the live circuit JETTBLACK have been strutting their stuff around the UK and Europe with sold out shows becoming more and more of a common occurrence. Blowing bands off of the stage is becoming second nature for them, as the live show has hit new heights and an unstoppable energy. Notably they’ve shared the stage with peers such as Papa Roach and appeared at a number of top festivals (Download, T In The Park, Hard Rock Hell, Sonisphere).

The band have now finished writing their third full length album, due for release in April on Cherry Red Records. Unveiling their first single ‘Explode’ vocalist/guitarist Will Stapleton said: “JETTBLACK has always done things their own way. There has never been a conscious effort to write in a certain style or pander to a certain trend or fashion. We’ve always had this attitude as we feel it is the only way to write something that will stand the test of time. This new album 'Disguises' is a full on reflection of that. It’s about never hiding behind something you aren’t. It may feel a little more serious and mature, but I think sometimes people forget we’ve been on a musical journey for 17 years as musicians, so we’re always evolving. Don’t worry though, it’s still full of huge choruses, massive riffs and and in your face production and we’re all really proud of the evolution!”

Full-on, boldly constructed and walking a fine and timeless line between the contemporary and the classic, JETTBLACK make absolutely no concession to the half-hearted or, well, the half-anything. This is glorious rock music – unashamedly loud ‘n’ proud, and delivered with power, passion, craft, and the secure knowledge that biggest can very often be best….

 Saxon To Re-release Two Classic Collections.

SaxonSunday 25th January 2015
SAXON are ready to kick off 2015 with the re-release of two classic collections, each covering significant career highlights as well as offering something new in their ’15 versions.

On 16th March 2015, Heavy Metal Thunder will make it’s market re-entry together with a brand new bonus CD Live At Bloodstock. First released in 2002, Heavy Metal Thunder features 13 bona-fide Saxon classics from the halcyon days of the early 80s, with 8 of the cuts having been re-recorded again in 2001 to offer a fresh perspective.

At the same time, fans will also once again be able to buy The Saxon Chronicles, a double-disc DVD which now also includes a bonus CD titled Rock’n’Roll Gypsies 1989 Live. Released originally in 2003, The Saxon Chronicles is a double-DVD set which features not only the band’s 2001 Wacken performance, but original song videos, interviews and exclusive on-tour documentaries.

Heavy Metal Thunder (With Bonus Live at Bloodstock CD)

CD 1
1. Heavy Metal Thunder
2. Strong Arm of the Law
3. Power & the Glory
4. And the Bands played on
5. Crusader
6. Dallas 1PM
7. Princess of the Night
8. Wheels of Steel
9. 747 (Strangers in the Night)
10. Motorcycle Man
11. Never Surrender
12. Denim & Leather
13. Backs to the Wall

CD 2 (Bonus Disc) Live at Bloodstock 2014

1. Sacrifice
2. Power and the Glory
3. Heavy Metal Thunder
4. Battalions of Steel
5. Motorcycle Man
6. And the Bands Played On
7. To Hell and Back Again
8. 747 (Strangers in the Night)
9. Crusader
10. Wheels of Steel
11. Princess of the Night
12. Denim and Leather


The Saxon Chronicles Part 1 DVD/CD Box Set

DVD 1 - Wacken Open Air Festival, Germany 2001
1. Motorcycle Man
2. Dogs Of War
3. Heavy Metal Thunder
4. Cut Out The Disease
5. Solid Ball Of Rock
6. Metalhead
7. The Eagle Has Landed
8. Conquistador (Drum Solo)
9. Crusader
10. Power And The Glory
11. Princess Of The Night
12. Wheels Of Steel (Guitar Solo)
13. Strong Arm Of The Law
14. 20,000 Ft.
15. Denim And Leather

Bonus:
Interview with Biff Byford

DVD 2 - Video: Saxon on Tour
Saxon Official Videos:
1. Suzie Hold On
2. Power And The Glory
3. Nightmare
4. Back On The Streets Again
5. Rockin' Again
6. (Requiem) We Will Remember
7. Unleash The Beast + Behind The Scenes
8. Killing Ground
Saxon on TV – Interviews, History, TV-Appearances:
1. And the Band Played On
2. Back on the Streets
3. Never Surrender
4. Denim And Leather
5. Wheels of Steel

Bonus CD - Rock’n’Roll Gypsies 1989 Live Audio CD
1. Power And Glory
2. And The Bands Played On
3. Rock The Nation
4. Dallas 1PM
5. Broken Heroes
6. Battle Cry
7. Rock 'N Roll Gypsies
8. Northern Lady
9. I Can't Wait Anymore
10. This Town Rocks
11. The Eagle Has Landed
12. Just Let Me Rock

 Enter Shikari Hit Number 3 In The Mid Week Charts With New Album 'The Mindsweep'.

Enter ShikariTuesday 20th January 2015
'The Mindsweep', the fourth album by Enter Shikari has entered the UK Album Charts midweeks at #3.

Hot on the heels of massive new releases from Mark Ronson and Fall Out Boy, this is the fourth album of Enter Shikari’s to enter the top 5 on release and another triumph in the continuing mission to slip pigeonhole-avoiding, socially-conscious music into the mainstream (chances are 'The Mindsweep' is the only release in the top 40 with a track specifically about the privatisation of the NHS under the current unelected Tory government. Though, admittedly, I haven’t heard the Sam Smith album all the way through, so you never know, eh?).

The band will be embarking on a brace of Instore Signings this week :
21st January
12pm – HMV Southampton
5:00pm – HMV Brighton Churchill
22nd January
12pm – HMV Birmingham Bullring
5:30pm – HMV Manchester
23rd January
5:30pm – Rise Records, Bristol

And their Europe / UK tour commences in Paris on 2nd February and ends with two Sold Out shows at London’s 3000-capacity Camden Roundhouse at the end of the month.

 Smash To Pieces To Release New Album.

Smash Into PiecesTuesday 20th January 2015
In 2008, Benjamin Jennebo (guitarist), Isak Snow (drummer) and Viktor Vidlund (bassist) formed Smash Into Pieces and were joined later the same year by lead singer, Chris Adam Hedman Sörbye and Guitarist, Per Bergquist.

After touring and recording relentlessly for 4 years the band made their breakthrough when they were signed by Gain and Sony Records, which they then followed with the release of their debut album ‘Unbreakable’.

Their debut album full of solid riffs and melodic and catchy choruses shot straight into the top 10 of the Swedish charts, Their debut single ‘Colder’ from the album proved an even bigger success reaching 2 in the Swedish charts and becoming a radio anthem across Scandinavia.

Following the success of their debut release they hit the road again supporting the likes of rock heavy weights Alterbridge and Halestorm. Fast-forward to early 2015 and Smash Into Pieces will be releasing a follow up to their successful debut with ‘The Apocalypse DJ’.

Smash Into Pieces had this to say about their up and coming release ‘The Apocalypse DJ’
"We are all born on the endless Disaster Highway, where you can travel for a lifetime without going nowhere, where life sucks and then you die. Through music, The Apocalypse DJ brought us together, chose our path and made us go our own way into the unknown. No matter where this journey takes us, we reached out for our dreams and we gave it all. The Apocalypse DJ is our savior."

UK/European Tour Dates 2015
Jan 30 Brux Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Jan 31 Rättvik Bowling & Krog Rättvik, Sweden
Feb 05 Göta Källare, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 07 Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
Feb 28 Ritz Nightclub, Orebro, Sweden
Mar 04 Underground, Cologne, Germany
Mar 07 Blue Rose Saloon, Milano, Italy
Mar 12 RockSound, Barcelona, Spain
Mar 13 Paberse Matao, Valencia, Spain
Mar 14 Utopia, Zaragoza, Spain
Mar 15 We Rock, Madrid, Spain
Mar 19 Bannermans, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Steph´s The Club That Rocks, Consett, United Kingdom
Mar 21 Doghouse, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Underworld, London, United Kingdom
Mar 28 Rock Cafe St Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

 As Lions Announce Debut Live Show.

TAs LionsTuesday 20th January 2015
From the ashes of Rise To Remain, Brit metallers As Lions have announced their debut show, and promise to bring nothing but their A-game. The band will rock up and unleash hell on awaiting fans at the Camden Barfly on Wednesday February 11th, with support from Monument, Stellify and Brutai.

This announcement comes just a week after the 5-piece unveiled their debut track 'The Fall', a ferocious, no-holds-barred blast of melodic metal that has already racked up a hugely impressive 18,000 plays.

Available to download for free, ‘The Fall’ showcases the band's heavy, crushing riffs, with lead singer Austin Dickinson’s lyrics tackling the theme of determination.

On ‘The Fall’, Austin Dickinson says: “’The Fall’ is a song seething with an energy and determination that I have never felt before. Coming off the back of our former projects, it would be far too easy to release something that ‘treads the water’. We wanted this one out there first because it has that crucial diversity that sets us apart, but at its heart has the anthemic core and the fleshed out heaviness that made me want to make music in the first place. It’s a direct, impassioned and honest statement of intent for our future. 2015 is the year that UK Rock breaks down even more walls, and we are here to help light that fuse.“

London’s Camden Barfly will be the perfect venue to experience the first taste of live action from the band. With an EP due out in Spring, and a debut album to be released later this year, make sure you can say you were there.

The UK has a new beast on its hands. As Lions have arrived.

 Bloodstock Festival Add More Bands.

BloodstockTuesday 20th January 2015
As January beds in, BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity. As well as setting up all the subscribers to the recently announced 2015 Deposit Scheme (see details below) and getting the Metal 2 The Masses heats underway, they’ve also been locking in more bands, this time for the Sophie Lancaster stage.

BLOODSTOCK are pleased to announce DELAIN as Friday night’s headliner. The Dutch symphonic metal band enthused, "We are really excited to perform at the awesome BLOODSTOCK Festival for the very first time this summer! Having written our previous records' title track ‘We Are The Others’ about Sophie Lancaster, it will be an extra important and special occasion for us to headline the Sophie Lancaster stage and meet up with our friends at the Sophie Lancaster Foundation ("Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred & Intolerance Everywhere!") again. We look forward to rocking out at BLOODSTOCK and hope to see many of you there!” The group are currently touring Europe with BLOODSTOCK compadres SABATON, in support of their latest album ‘The Human Contradiction’, released last April via Napalm Records. Watch their latest video for ‘Stardust’ at: http://youtu.be/Ubi1m5pR3hM.

Italian tech death metal kings FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will be rolling in as Saturday night’s headliner, stating "We're very happy to be part of this amazing festival for the first time. It's a great honour for us and we can't wait to crush one of the most important stages in the UK and Europe! See you all there mates!" The band are working on their follow-up to 2013’s ‘Labyrinth’ concept album, which will hopefully surface via Nuclear Blast before the end of the year. Meanwhile, head over to their YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/FleshgodApocalypse, to see live clips from Wacken, lyric videos and even how to cook a special FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE spaghetti dish, complete with their own brand of wine!

Also appearing Saturday will be Swiss thrash metal band BATTALION. BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome the group back to Catton Park, following their first UK show at BLOODSTOCK in 2012. The four piece recently finished recording their third studio album and started the new year by sharing this live video of their whole set at Wacken last year, http://youtu.be/ozYlmlVwqss.

Newly reformed Bay Area hip hop thrash funksters MORDRED join the Sophie Lancaster stage bill for Sunday. The band are hard at work on a brand new album, which will mark their first new release in 20 years! You might have caught them on a brief UK visit last summer, following a triumphant Indiegogo campaign. Get a taste via brand new song ‘The Baroness’ at: http://youtu.be/hhPrV6h0Tzo or revisit some classic Mordred with ‘Falling Away’ at: http://youtu.be/ep94iPgLPow.

Also stepping up for a Sunday Sophie slot are fellow Italians DESTRAGE. Signed to Metal Blade, their last album ‘Are You Kidding Me? No!’ guest featured GN’R man Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal on the title track. Metal Hammer writer Stephen Hill declared it his 2014 Album of the Year. See why in the live video for song ‘Destroy Create Transform Sublimate’ at: http://youtu.be/CosqKDW39NU.

Not got your BLOODSTOCK tickets yet? The festival’s very popular deposit scheme, that allows you purchase your ticket in 3 instalments, is now up and running! Festival goers have until midnight on 7th March to subscribe to the plan, with the initial payment being taken on the day of sign up. The deal breaks down as follows:
1st payment - £45 (plus £7 booking fee) required on the day of sign up.
2nd payment - £45 - debited from your account on 27th March.
3rd payment – £45 (+ postage) - debited from your account on 29th May.

Payments will be debited automatically by bank transfer on the designated day(s), so the buyer doesn't have to worry about accidentally missing a payment. Sign up at the following link and select the ‘Standard weekend with camping instalment plan’ to get yourself covered: http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956.

Please note that the deposit scheme is only available for regular weekend tickets with camping, though you can purchase a separate VIP upgrade at any time, subject to availability. If you want your ticket in hand right away, you can grab one now priced £135 (plus booking fee) for a 4-day Thurs-Sun weekend pass (with camping).

Already announced for 2015 are the three headliners; WITHIN TEMPTATION, TRIVIUM, and ROB ZOMBIE with his full production, plus special guests OPETH and SABATON, as well as a stellar undercard including the likes of CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH TA, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, DARK ANGEL, ENSIFERUM, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, AGALLOCH, ARMORED SAINT, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, and ENSLAVED. More bands will be announced in due course. Look up all the info on BLOODSTOCK 2014 so far over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

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

 Mounties To Release Album And Announce UK Tour.

MountiesTuesday 20th January 2015
Mounties, the composite musical home of Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle, and Steve Bays who first met in 2009 and evolved from a group hug into a spectacular improvised two-week recording session three years later. Perhaps most notably known for their collective work in Hot Hot Heat and Fur Trade, as well as Limblifter and Age of Electric, and their celebrated solo identities, Mounties quickly made a splash with their infectiously catchy first single, “Headphones”. The band have just gone down a storm after series of successful North American dates and are happy to announce that they will be heading to UK shores this April.

‘Headphones’ reached #9 at Alternative radio in Canada and #12 at Modern Rock (BDS). Mounties have been a fixture at Canadian Alternative radio ever since, with each of their next 2 singles making it into the Top 20. The band has recently completed an impressive run through the summer festival circuit in 2014, including stops at Squamish Valley Music Festival and Riot Fest in Toronto. Their rousing live show has earned high praise from fans and critics, with the Canadian national monthly music publication, Exclaim declaring:

“Mounties' set was a bundle of boundless energy from a bunch of guys who are clearly in it for the fun. Their '80s-laced pop numbers sent the sizable afternoon crowd into fits, with one fan in particular kind of losing her mind up front in the midst of some of Canada's most talented and earnest musicians.”

The debut album from Mounties, entitled Thrash Rock Legacy, will be released on February 2nd, 2015 via RSK Entertainment LTD. Recorded in part in Vancouver and partially in the middle-of-nowhere in Ontario, Thrash Rock Legacy has received rave reviews from critics and was nominated for the coveted Polaris Music Prize in Canada.

Track List:
Pretty Respectable
Headphones
Tokyo Summer
If This Dance Catches On
The Twig and The Tree
Made Up My Mind
Minimum Effort
8/.Waking Up On Time
Edible Cannibal
Hall & Oates
Feeling Low
Guaranteed Blonde Enough
Latch Key Kids
Late Nights

UK Tour – April 2015
Tuesday 14th - Cardiff - Clwb ifor Bach
Wednesday 15th - London - XOYO
Thursday 16th - Liverpool - The Shipping Forecast
Friday 17th - Manchester - Deaf Institute
Saturday 18th -Glasgow - King Tuts

 The Used to Embark On UK Tour.

The UsedMonday 19th January 2015
The Used are very excited to announce their return to the UK in 2015 - their first UK headline tour in 3 years! Having stormed the stage at Download in 2014 and their HUGE SOLD OUT US tour with Taking Back Sunday, The Used cannot be stopped! Be sure to catch them at one of the following shows

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

Tickets are on sale now and are available from www.livenation.co.uk / www.gigsinscotland.com

“Imaginary Enemy”, released in March 2014, is the band’s sixth studio full-length. A band that has never shied away from using their music as a platform to ask the tough questions and evoke political conversation, The Used brings that passion tenfold on “Imaginary Enemy”. A palpable sense of the band’s commitment, frustration, and optimism for the future are lies at the very core of each track.

The Used emerged flipping two middle fingers at what passed for the rock n’ roll status quo while snatching platinum, gold and silver certifications in North America, Europe and Australia and kicking open the doors of MTV and the Top 10.

Now freed of the shackles of corporate bureaucracy and even the limitations of geography (the band live in all corners of the planet), The Used have created the most spirited and vitally essential work of their career.

Imaginary Enemy has the wrath of a hurricane, railing against the mainstream media distractions that keep the populace complacent about poverty, disease, war, famine and the seemingly inevitable police state decimating privacy. Even as humanity grows more interconnected through technology, self-absorbed narcissism keeps much of the West with a nose in a smartphone and their empathy obscured. As The Used’s lyricist/frontman Bert McCracken declares: “We need new heroes - or no heroes at all. We need more leaders and less Twitter followers.”

The visceral, raw performances on Imaginary Enemy are akin to what The Used have always done live, whether back in the day on Ozzfest, Warped, Projekt Revolution or Taste Of Chaos, at major festivals, or the 2012 charity sponsored tour which raised funds for the It Gets Better Project. The big hooks found throughout the songs will energize longtime fans and new believers alike. The dark undertone prevalent in their classic songs is still there, but it’s all infused with a motivational positivity designed to both destroy and rebuild.

Like everything else in The Used’s career, none of Imaginary Enemy would have been possible without the band’s devoted fans. “We’ve really become aware of what this music really means to us and to the people we’ve touched around the world,” McCracken says. “I recognize that we have the ability to inspire people to maybe smile. And we wanted to expand on that power, the power of art, to motivate.”

 Decade To Support The Used.

DecadeMonday 19th January 2015
DECADE have been revealed as special guests to The Used on their February run of shows up and down the UK. Decade complete the bill, joining UK hardcore outfit, Landscapes who are also confirmed to appear at all dates.

Says Alex Sears, Decade frontman; “We are completely made up to be touring with The Used. I think every band currently on the UK circuit would agree that they are a massively influential band so to be able to tour with them is an honour. Plus our mates in Landscapes are coming out too so it’s gonna be one big party!”

Furthermore, Decade are confirmed to play two festivals following their dates with The Used; the first of which will be Takedown Festival, Southampton (UK), on March 7th alongside acts such as Mallory Knox, Charlie Simpson & Arcane Roots, followed by Hit The Deck Festival which takes place over 2 days and various venues in both Bristol (25th April) and Nottingham (26th April).

Tour dates as follows:-
February
Thursday 5th – Mo Club, Southampton
Saturday 7th – Rock City, Nottingham
Sunday 8th – O2 Academy Newcastle
Tuesday 10th – The Garage, Glasgow
Wednesday 11th – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Friday 13th – Stylus, Leeds
Saturday 14th – Academy 2 Manchester
Sunday 15th – O2 Academy 2 Birmingham
Tuesday 17th – O2 Academy Oxford
Thursday 19th – KOKO, London
Friday 20th – O2 Academy Bristol

March
Saturday 7th – Southampton University

April
Saturday 25th – Bristol
Sunday 26th – Nottingham

Watch the official video clip for ‘COFFIN’, featuring live performances from the band here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-x9hsdxs_M

 Hit The Lights Announce New Album.

Paloma FaithMonday 19th January 2015
Paloma Faith has announced a welcome return to seven spectacular woodland locations this summer as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s outdoor concert series, having performed to sell-out crowds in 2013.

Paloma’s third album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ was one of the huge success stories of 2014 and her fastest selling album to date, certified platinum and scoring hit singles with, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ and ‘Can’t Rely On You’. As a side project she notched up her first number one collaborating with British drum and bass duo Sigma on the single ‘Changing’. Debut album ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?’ and follow-up ‘Fall To Grace’ have also contributed to sales of over 1.7 million in the UK alone; no mean feat for an artist only three records into their career.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Commenting on the forest shows, Paloma Faith said, “I am so excited to do the forest tour. I did it before and had such a wonderful time. We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there again. See you all in the summer. ”

Paloma Faith plus guests:
Friday 19 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Saturday 20 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday 26 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.
Sunday 28 June: Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Notts.
Friday 3 July: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Saturday 4 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Friday 10 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets: £38.50 (plus £3.85 booking fee) go on sale from 9.00am on Friday 23 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at https://www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

 Anti-Flag Sign To Spinefarm Records.

Anti-FlagMonday 19th January 2015
Spinefarm is thrilled to announce the signing of Pittsburgh's incendiary punk rock iconoclasts Anti-Flag, who have served as a constant voice of and agent for change by advocating peace and human rights through their tireless work with and support of organizations such as Amnesty International, ACLU, Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, Rainforest Action Network, PETA and more.

Spinefarm welcomes the band to its worldwide roster.

Anti-Flag, who never have and never will shy away from issuing inflammatory, political statements encased in a fast, furious and unforgettable musical package, will release American Spring, their Spinefarm debut and tenth album overall, this May. The band last released an album in 2012 in the form of The General Strike.

American Spring, produced by AWOLNATION's Kenny Carkeet, Jim Kaufman (Funeral For A Friend, Skindred, Helmet) and Anti-Flag, features a cameo from fellow punk legend Tim Armstrong of Rancid, who appears on the song ‘Brandenburg Gate’, while Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is featured on ‘Without End’.

While Anti-Flag spent 2014 hitting stages at major international festivals such as Coachella (US), Sonisphere (UK), Pukkelpop (Belgium) and Glastonbury (UK), 2015 will find the band as in-your-face as ever… as if anything less was possible.

Given the state of the world in 2015, a new Anti-Flag album couldn’t be better timed; this is a record full of fist-in-the-air, sing-along anthems, representing the band's unique world view and serving as informed calls to action.

Full details, such as track-listing and exact release date, will be available in due course; in the meantime, the band has issued the following statement—or perhaps it's more of a warning to the asleep-at-the-wheel masses…

"We are excited to announce that our tenth full-length record will be released on Spinefarm Records this spring. There is no shortage of fodder for a new record of commentary on the social and political climate in 2015: endless wars, the new Jim Crow and American injustice, corprotocracy, environmental coup d'état, the surveillance state, loss, grief and anxiety. We hope that these songs can grant us solace in a seemingly hopeless era.

"It has been frustrating to see much punk rock music —and music in general— quiet in the face of so many atrocities that are taking place around the world. This record is not quiet. If you are disillusioned with the status quo, these songs are for you. The American Spring is now."

Spinefarm Records General Manager Worldwide Jonas Nachsin says: "Anti-Flag are a band with a message certainly, and in addition, the music is just as compelling. This album, our first with the band, is just incredible. While we are happy to help deliver it to their legion of devoted fans, our plan is also to extend it out to those who haven't yet been exposed to this treasured act. We are proud that they chose us to bring on American Spring."

Fans don't have to wait for spring for a taste of Anti-Flag, though!

The band's January 19th show at The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, N.C., will see them performing the classic album The Terror State in its entirety, and will be live-streamed as part of a Yahoo concert series where fans can stream a show a day for free 365 days a year, all from the comfort of their couch. Tune into Anti-Flag as they slay the Visulite stage here. https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/anti-flag

Don't go quiet… Anti-Flag and American Spring won't allow you to lapse into complacency or let you give up. If ever there were a soundtrack for an uprising, it's American Spring.

Anti-Flag European Tour Dates:
MAY 29-31 – Nürburgring, DE - DER RING – GRÜNE HÖLLE ROCK
MAY 29-31 — Olympiapark München, DE - ROCKAVARIA
AUGUST 6-9 – Blackpool, UK – REBELLION FESTIVAL

 Hit The Deck Announce 2015 Festival Line Up.

Hit The DeckMonday 19th January 2015
The UK's premier indoor alternative festival, Hit The Deck, returns for 2015 and amongst the first to be announced for the Bristol and Nottingham events are Skindred, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats and FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration.

The festivals, which take place across five venues in each city on Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April in Bristol and Nottingham respectively, have announced the first wave of bands confirmed to appear.

Joining Skindred, While She Sleeps, Cancer Bats and FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration. will be: A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Allusondrugs, Ashes, As It Is, Beasts, City Of Ships, Dead!, Dead Harts, Decade, Devil Sold His Soul, The Early November, Idiom, Junius, Rolo Tomassi, The Swellers, Thomas Nicholas Band, Tim Vantol, When We Were Wolves, You Blew It and Zoax.

More bands are scheduled to be announced in the coming weeks, including some very spcial guests.

Tickets are available now at: http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/hit-the-deck-2015-tickets

 Hit The Lights Announce New Album.

Hit The LightsThursday 15th January 2015
Beloved pop-punk band Hit The Lights will release their fourth album, Summer Bones, on March 23rd with Pure Noise Records. The band has released a lyric video today for their infectious new single, “F*cked Up Kids,” today with AltPress.com.

Stream “F*cked Up Kids” now at AltPress.com: http://bit.ly/1xtqWoN

“”F*cked Up Kids” is inspired by the fear older generations tend to have of a younger generation that they can't understand or relate to,” explains vocalist Nick Thompson. “That same younger generation recycles that fear onto the next and causes these ideological rifts between us. We end up with this weird tug-of-war with each generation claiming the world as their own. In the end, we're more alike than we know. We're all trying to hide our fears, doubts and problems. We're all trying to find a place in a world that's always changing and we should find solace in the fact that we're all fucked in some way and it's ok. I feel that people who realize this can find personal freedom in that truth, and comfort in the fact that they aren't alone, no matter what it seems. It's dedicated to Rochester, New York for all the great times and amazing people it's given us.”

Hit The Lights’ follow-up to their 2012 release Invicta, is one of their hardest yet poppiest records they’ve ever written. After an experimental run with a major label on their last record, the band’s destiny is entirely in their hands, which gives them the freedom to write the record fans have been waiting on for the last three years.

“Summer Bones is the most self aware record Hit The Lights has made to date,” adds Thompson. “We took what we feel we do best and pushed ourselves to take it further. We've never had a record that sounds the same and Summer Bones is no different. It stands on it's own, in our discography, it has it's own personality and is the most heavy, poppy, riffy Hit The Lights record to date. It's everyone in the band at their best.”

The band will be taking their record on the road this spring with initial dates in the UK with the Pure Noise Tour (featuring Four Year Strong, Forever Came Calling and Light You Up). Additional tour dates will be announced soon. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/HitTheLightsMusic
for additional information.

Hit The Lights Tour Dates:
Jan 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Jan 19 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Jan 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
Mar 20 - Leeds, UK - Beckett Students’ Union
Mar 21 - Glasgow, UK - Arches
Mar 22 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Mar 23 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Mar 25 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Mar 26 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Mar 27 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Mar 28 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Mar 29 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms

 Beartooth To Tour With Don Broco On The Kerrang Tour.

BeartoothThursday 15th January 2015
Beartooth will join Don Broco, We Are The In Crowd and Bury Tomorrow on the Kerrang! Tour in February 2015. The band have firmly put themselves up there as one of the most exciting bands of 2014 and proved they can destroy it live after their sold out tour supporting Of Mice & Men and their total annihilation of every show on last Summer's Vans Warped Tour.

"I honestly couldn't be more excited about this tour! It's great to be part of a tour put on by such a great magazine with so many good bands! Let's turn it up to 11!”- Caleb Shomo

The tour dates are as follows:
February
6th Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR
7th Leeds O2 Academy
9th Southampton O2 Guildhall
10th Bristol O2 Academy 1
11th Dublin Olympia
13th Cardiff Uni Great Hall
14th Manchester Academy 1
15th Newcastle O2 Academy
16th Glasgow O2 Academy
18th Liverpool O2 Academy 1
19th Birmingham O2 Academy 1
20th London Forum

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.

 Periphery Announce Supports For London.

PeripheryThursday 15th January 2015
PERIPHERY are presenting a trailer for 'JuggerDoc – The Making Of Juggernaut', a DVD included with the 'Juggernaut: Omega' CD, check out the trailer here: http://youtu.be/ErT-0fF4vQ8

Adam Getgood, bassist and producer of Juggernaut, states: "The creation of ‘Juggernaut’ was a long and involved process for all of us, so having a crew on hand to document it was a real pleasure. It's amazing to be able to look back on the way things went down, and I think listeners will really enjoy seeing behind the scenes of the recording.”

'JuggerDoc' is an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the 'Juggernaut' recording process from start to finish. The documentary allows fans to observe each member play through their parts for the albums without lack of detail in gear, technique, and full PERIPHERY humor.

Director and videographer Alex Wohleber: "Directing ‘JuggerDoc’ and working with PERIPHERY was an absolute blast. The amount of detail and perfection that went in to the making of ‘Juggernaut’ is an amazing thing to experience. We wanted to give fans the real deal, and this is it! I'm excited for everyone to see it.”

Videographer Jeff Holcomb adds, "How PERIPHERY works in the studio is an experience I've been wanting to share for a long time. I knew a documentary had to be made, and the recording of ‘Juggernaut’ was the perfect story to capture.”

The highly anticipated dual album releases 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' come together as a conceptual piece to be experienced collectively. The story follows a tale of birth and re-birth with the first album (Alpha) sharing the origins of the main character and the second offering (Omega) sharing the gut-wrenching twists and turns the take takes. Each album cover features original artwork from graphic novelist Justin Randall.

On another note PERIPHERY can finally announce Xerath and Red Seas Fire as supports for their sold-out headlining show in London, O2 Academy Islington on April 1st.

'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' are out on the following dates via Century Media Records:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / FINLAND: Friday, January 23, 2015?UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / NORWAY / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 26, 2015?ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, January 27, 2015?SWEDEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

'Juggernaut: Alpha' is available with a mini-poster while 'Juggernaut: Omega' is accompanied by a bonus-DVD featuring 'The JuggerDoc'. Both come in O-cards with PERIPHERY’s trademark P dye-cut. 'Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega' is available as Gatefold 2LP.

Pre-order physical copies:
Amongst both CD formats CM Distro is offering the Gatefold 2LP vinyl version of 'Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega' on exclusive white vinyl: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Periphery/1674?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

Digital pre-orders via iTunes come with instant access to five new tracks: 'The Scourge', '22 Faces', 'The Bad Thing', 'Graveless' and 'Alpha':? http://smarturl.it/alphaITUNES?http://smarturl.it/omegaITUNES?
Or simply visit http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/juggernaut for all things 'Juggernaut' incl. a series of webisodes that the band released.

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

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

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

PERIPHERY + Xerath and Red Seas Fire
01.04.2015 (UK) London - O2 Academy Islington ***SOLD OUT***

 Silverstein To Release New Album.

SilversteinThursday 15th January 2015
Silverstein and Rise Records are thrilled to announce the band’s highly anticipated upcoming concept album I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, which will be released worldwide on May 198h, 2015. The album was recorded at the legendary Metal Works studio in Toronto and is now available for physical and digital pre-order.

I Am Alive In Everything I Touch is an album split into four chapters: “Borealis” (North), “Austeralis” (South), “Zephyrus” (West) and “Eurus” (East). Each track’s setting is a different city that geographically falls into that region, with real life recordings of each city incorporated into the songs.

Vocalist Shane Told explains:
“All the city clips we recorded, the transitions, and making sure the concept really worked and told this story of loneliness despite being surrounded by so much excitement. As much as I’ve put myself out there over all the records we’ve done, there’s something more real about this one. At times I almost stopped myself and said, is this going too far? Am I going to say something I’m going to regret? And after taking a step back and a few breaks from writing, I decided I needed to do this.”

Today, Silverstein also releases a brand new song and official music video for “A Midwestern State of Emergency”. Fans can listen to the song and watch the music video now exclusively on the Rise Records YouTube channel here: http://youtu.be/CW5meu75nQo

“A Midwestern State of Emergency” is now available for purchase via iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BY0oT3

Pre-Order I Am Alive In Everything I Touch:
Physical: (various packages/bundles): http://www.silversteinmusic.com
Digital: http://bit.ly/1BY0oT3
I Am Alive In Everything I Touch Track Listing
i. BOREALIS
1. Toronto (abridged)
2. A Midwestern State of Emergency
3. Face of the Earth

ii. AUSTERALIS
4. Heaven, Hell and Purgatory
5. Buried at Sea
6. Late on 6th

iii. ZEPHYRUS
7. Milestone
8. The Continual Condition
9. Desert Nights

iv. EURUS
10. In the Dark
11. Je me Souviens
12. Toronto (unabridged)
Silverstein is about to embark on a major headline tour for the 10th anniversary of their album, Discovering The Waterfront, in North America and will hit the UK in April. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at http://www.silversteinmusic.com/.

Wed Apr 08 Manchester, England @ Sound Control
Thu Apr 09 London, England @ Islington Academy
Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. The journey from Burlington to over 40 countries manifests itself in the sounds of six full-length albums, countless EPs, and singles- though perhaps never more saliently than it is heard now. Some 1,760 shows, and over one million albums sold have yet to satiate the dynamic five piece, nor their eager listeners worldwide.

 All That Remains To Release New Album.

All That RemainsWednesday 14th January 2015
All That Remains will release their much anticipated new studio album, The Order Of Things, on February 23rd 2015 via Razor & Tie. The new album is the band’s seventhstudio album to date and their follow up to 2012’s A War You Cannot Win.Listen to the band leaked first track off the new album, “No Knock” at http://www.allthatremainsonline.com/.

Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On The Order of Things, the Massachusetts outfit—Phil Labonte [vocals], Oli Herbert [guitar], Mike Martin [guitar], Jeanne Sagan [bass], and Jason Costa [drums]—preserve an ethos of evolution. For the first time, the band tapped Josh Wilbur [Lamb of God, Gojira, Hatebreed] for production, cutting the bulk of the record in Massachusetts and fine-tuning vocals in Los Angeles.

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

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

 Papa Roach To Release New Album.

Papa RoachWednesday 14th January 2015
Fear can sometimes be the best fuel. It pushes us into the unknown, makes us aware, and reminds us we're alive. Embracing that mindset, Papa Roach transformed the word itself into a mantra for the title of their eighth full-length album, F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise). The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum rock juggernaut build their most infectious and invigorating body of work to date. They preserve the robust riffs and swaggering rhythms that marked their initial call-to-arms, while seamlessly infusing cinematic electronic flourishes, sweeping hooks, and magnetic melodies. The band—Jacoby Shaddix [vocals], Jerry Horton [guitars], Tobin Esperance [bass], and Tony Palermo [drums] relocated to Las Vegas, to work with father-and-son super-producers Kevin and Kane Churko. For the first time since The Paramour Sessions in 2006, the band lived under the same roof, and began recording with a clean slate.

“Usually when we begin working, we’ll have a bunch of demos, and I’ll have a bag of lyrics ready to go,” Jacoby says. “We didn’t have those things this time. When we were touring The Connection, I was really focused on keeping my life together. Every time I would go on the road, I’d start clean and come home a mess. I let the road tear me apart. This time, I focused on keeping my relationships strong, my sober self healthy, and my spiritual life healthy. I didn’t have time to write, to be honest.”

That energy courses through the album's twelve tracks. The first single and title cut explodes into an arena-ready refrain that’s as anthemic as it is atomic. Muscular guitars give way to an industrial stomp before sparking an uplifting and undeniable chant. "Face Everything And Rise" ignites this ride. Shaddix debuts as director on the video for the track - check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9z4DWB7Iy8

Elsewhere on the record, Papa Roach add old school flavor to the decidedly new school "Gravity" featuring Maria Brink of In This Moment. Meanwhile, "Broken As Me" slams with a succinct groove, whilst “Warriors” pairs Papa Roach with hip-hop luminary, one-half of Eminem’s Bad Meets Evil, and Slaughterhouse member Royce da 5’9”. It’s unlike anything in the group’s repertoire

Speaking of their catalog, 2015 also marks an important milestone for Papa Roach. It’s the 15th anniversary of their triple-platinum breakthrough debut, Infest, which solidified them as hard rock leaders.

“INFEST is straight fire one-hundred percent,” declares Jacoby. “That’s when I realized the purpose of my life playing music. Infest was the opening statement. It’s the intro of who we were to become. It was just the top of the iceberg. That record is just as brutally honest and real as anything I’ve written to this day.”

Ultimately though, F.E.A.R. signifies a new dawn for Papa Roach. Jacoby comments, “I hope people walk away believing they can do anything.”

Tracklist:
1. Face Everything And Rise
2. Skeletons
3. Broken As Me
4. Falling Apart
5. Love Me Til It Hurts
6. Never Have To Say Goodbye
7. Gravity
8. War Over Me
9. Devil
10. Warriors
11. Hope For The Hopeless
12. Fear Hate Love
The band played storming sets at both Reading and Leeds festivals last year, and have just announced their first UK tour for more than two years in March which takes in London’s prestigious Roundhouse on March 12th.

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

 Bonafide To Release Fifth Studio Album.

BonafideWednesday 14th January 2015
The Swedish road dogs in Bonafide are back with Denim Devils, their fifth studio album, and follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed Bombo. The new album will be released on the 2nd of February 2015 and paves the way for a spring and summer on the road in Europe.

Bonafide was formed by singer and guitarist Pontus Snibb in Malmö in the south of Sweden in 2006, and released the eponymous debut album the following year. This was followed by festivals and other major gigs, opening for bands such as Deep Purple, Europe, Status Quo, Y&T and The Quireboys. The band has kept touring hard and releasing quality albums ever since, and have since the release of Bombo done over a 100 gigs and festivals, toured the UK, Spain, Germany, their native Sweden and most other corners of Europe.

Denim Devils features twelve newly written songs, penned by main man Pontus Snibb. This time there's a broader sonic spectrum and a more lively production. The album was recorded, just like Bombo, in bassist Martin Ekelund's own studio Lemon Recordings in Klippan, Sweden.

”This record has a tougher live vibe and sound than the previous one, as it was recorded almost live in the studio. We wanted to get as close to a live show as possible, to capture that magic that happens on stage when everything's coming together”, Pontus says.

Early November, the first single Hold Down the Fort was released as a digital EP and first taster of what's to come (and featuring two non-album bonus tracks).

”The single Hold Down The Fort is a straight ahead rocker about always sticking up for someone to a 100 %, never letting them down.”

One Kiss is another stand out track, with its' catchy chorus that sticks in your mind from the first listen – it will be released as the second single this spring, with an accompanying video.

”I recall thinking about Foo Fighters meets Weezer when I wrote that song last spring.”?A few other key songs off the album, that shows the variety in Pontus' songwriting, are Get a Grip with it's Zeppelin-esque sound and the mellow Missing You.

The band has just finished a three weeks European tour – including nine shows opening up for their friends in aussie rockers Airbourne. This ment performing to packed, 1000+ houses each night, before heading off to their annual appearance at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales, and doing a few select headline shows.
And in February, the journey continues...

Swedish tour dates (more TBA):
?7 Feb – Dirty Harry, Gävle?
20 Feb – Sticky Fingers, Göteborg
21 Feb – Debaser Medis, Stockholm
27 Feb – Tivoli, Helsingborg
28 Feb – KB, Malmö

 Santa Cruz Announce Second Studio Album.

Santa CruzWednesday 14th January 2015
Santa Cruz have today revealed that they will release their second studio album, ‘Santa Cruz’, on March 9th via Spinefarm Records; this will be the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’, also on Spinefarm.

This latest full-length instalment is packed full of the good stuff, including the hit singles ‘We Are The Ones To Fall’ and ‘Wasted & Wounded’ – expect next level skilfully-crafted, party-minded, rocket-powered rock ‘n’ roll that’ll get a whole new generation on their feet!

Track-listing as follows:
1. Bonafide Heroes
2. Velvet Rope
3. My Remedy
4. 6(66) Feet Under
5. Bye Bye Babylon
6. We Are The Ones To Fall
7. Wasted & Wounded
8. Let Them Burn
9. Vagabonds (Sing With Me)
10. Can You Feel The Rain

Check out the current video for ‘Wasted & Wounded’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xujYZsuf-S0

Now that’s whet your appetite, let this next video clip leave you fully stimulated; ‘Shred 'Till You Drop Vol.2: Shred Or Die!’ features the Santa Cruz frontline duo, Archie & Johnny, burning up fretboards – and potentially your loins?! - : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhsmL9ACcOU

Surely enough to make guitar aficionados drown in their own saliva!

Since their much talked about headline show at The Barfly, London, last November and recent US performances including New York’s Webster Hall in December, Santa Cruz – armed with a kick-ass new album and an attitude to match – are ready to lead the way for a new legion of rock ‘n’ rollers!

And so, for those in the UK, the band will be performing across 5 dates as main support to label buddies and modern metal maestros, Amaranthe!

Says Archie, Santa Cruz front man: "We can't wait to return to the UK, the birthplace of Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, with a bang! The stages will be bigger, the show will be more hostile & the drinks will be colder! Get ready to bang your head to some new Cruz tunes! Also, Amaranthe are a bunch of really cool people –we're thrilled to be sharing UK stages with them. Get ready to Roll!"

UK dates as follows:
March 17th O2 Academy Islington, London
March 18th Warehouse 23, Wakefield
March 19th ABC2, Glasgow
March 20th Academy 3/Club Academy, Manchester
March 21st Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
March 22nd The Marble Factory, Bristol

Tickets available now via the official venue websites.

 Monomyth Announce February UK Tour.

MonomythWednesday 14th January 2015
Monomyth are excited to announce a full UK tour in February 2015. The band has just released their latest album ‘Further’ through Suburban Records.

The underlying theme of the album is movement and traveling. On “Further”, Monomyth introduces a vessel in which you can take place and travel through inner and outer space. You move through the orbits of heavenly bodies.

“Further” provides you with an aural map, which points you in the right direction. But what is the right direction? It might bring you closer to your destination, it might lead you astray, it may bring you to a head-on impact. The point is to keep moving, to break out of the known.

Monomyth is a journey in sound. It is the sound of five men exploring the outer reaches of their musicianship and traveling beyond them. The band is designed to transport their audience to another state of being, a place that is both new and familiar.

Hailing from the Hague in The Netherlands, each member has a varied musical background. Apart from playing in bands, their collective experience includes being a producer, a sound technician, a monitor mixer, a lighting engineer, a DJ and a student of sonology.

The band will be touring their UK debut in February 2015:
Thu 19th Cardiff The Moon Club
Fri 20th Glasgow Audio
Sat 21st Bournemouth The Anvil
Sun 22nd Milton Keynes The Crauford Arms
Mon 23rd London The Macbeth
Tue 24th Chester The Compass
Wed 25th Birmingham Alfie Birds
Thu 26th Edinburgh Bannermans

Tickets are available through all usual outlets.

Monomyth originated in The Hague in 2011. Right from the start Monomyth was intended to be an instrumental band. Through their collective experience, the members move with assurance and clarity towards their common musical goal: progressive transcendence.

 Enter Shikari To Open Pop Up Shop.

Enter ShikariWednesday 14th January 2015
To reach a crescendo on a 4 month journey of highs, lows, blood, sweat and tears... January 19th - the UK/IE release date of the band's 4th Album 'The Mindsweep' - will see Enter Shikari open their very own Pop Up Shop on Camden High Street for the day.

A celebration of the album's release for the band and fans alike, and a further breaking down of the wall between artist and audience that will see the band working behind the counter for the day… an antithesis to the “four guys behind a table, avoiding eye contact as they sign promo photos for an hour” meet & greets so popular in the alternative rock world these days.

Open from 11am right through to 7pm, Enter Shikari will be salespeople in their own shop/space, which will also contain expanded 'The Mindsweep' artwork on the walls, a Photo Gallery containing some never seen before shots, a T-Shirt design debuting exclusively at the shop, plenty of Free Giveaways and the chance for fans to buy the new album directly from the band themselves on day of release.

Come down and see it for yourself.

The band have just announced the tour supports for their February UK dates, which has this week added a second Sold Out night at London’s Camden Roundhouse.

Joining Enter Shikari for the tour will be Kent’s FEED THE RHINO, Yorkshire psych-grunge quintet ALLUSONDRUGS, and Glasgow’s FATHERSON.

UK dates are as follows:

• FEB 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK – PYRAMIDS *sold out*
• FEB 17 CARDIFF, UK - YPLAS *sold out*
• FEB 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK - CIVIC
• FEB 20 MANCHESTER, UK - ACADEMY *sold out*
• FEB 21 GLASGOW, UK – BARROWLAND *sold out*
• FEB 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK - TOWN HALL
• FEB 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK - CORN EXCHANGE
• FEB 25 NORWICH, UK - UEA
• FEB 26 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE *sold out*
• FEB 27 LONDON, UK - ROUNDHOUSE *sold out*

Just to reiterate:

MINDSWEEP POP UP SHOP
January 19th 2015. 11am - 7pm. 69 Camden High Street, London

*Free Giveaways
*Photo Gallery w/ Exclusive Photos
*Meet the band (Yes, they will