Zebrahead To Release 'The Early Years - Revisited'.

ZebraheadSaturday 28th March 2015
‘Devil On my Shoulder’ is the first focus track for the forthcoming release ‘The Early Years – Revisited’ and is not only brand new but also features Jean-Ken Johnny from Man With A Mission.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0ql_CFgbZE&feature=em-share_video_user

‘The Early Years - Revisited ‘ (out on April 20 via Rude Records) features re-recorded versions of all the fan favourites, 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. Pre-orders are available here: https://www.smarturl.it/earlyyearspreorder

"Excited for everyone to see our new video for devil on my shoulder. I had sand stuck in my butt crack for days after jumping in the ocean in my clothes. And damn was it cold!"
-Ben from zebrahead

“The song Devil on my Shoulder featuring Jean-Ken Johnny is highly addictive to listen to and was a blast to record. It's great to work with a band like Man With A Mission. The band is very talented and great to collaborate with. I think everyone is going to really enjoy singing along when we play the song live!”
- Ali from zebrahead

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 earning accolades far and wide from the likes if Kerrand who said “Zebrahead see the room at capacity for the first time today. The California pop punkers bring the party-literally – 5K!”

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

 Mark Tremonti To Release Second Solo Album.

TremontiSaturday 28th March 2015
Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti has confirmed his second solo release with his band TREMONTI, following the worldwide success of the 2012 debut ‘All I Was’. New album ‘Cauterize’ will be released on June 8 via Fret 12 Records. The record features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass, and Garrett Whitlock on drums. ‘Cauterize’ was produced long-time friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette. “We are extremely excited for the fans to hear this album,” enthuses frontman Mark Tremonti. “We feel it’s our best work to date.”

From the first riffs of album opener ‘Radical Change’ to the final notes of epic closer ‘Providence’, it’s apparent that Mark Tremonti’s songwriting has reached a new level. His unmistakable hard rock and heavy metal influences shine throughout the album, particularly on songs like ‘Flying Monkeys’, ‘Arm Yourself’, and ‘Sympathy’. The debut single from ‘Cauterize’ is up-tempo track ‘Another Heart’. The song was recently released on iTunes ( http://smarturl.it/anotherheart) and promptly shot straight into the Top 5 of the iTunes US Rock Singles Chart. Watch the lyric video at: http://bit.ly/1CMQ0ih. A second companion album of all new material from TREMONTI called ‘Dust’ has also been completed and more information on that will be revealed in coming months.

The track listing for ‘Cauterize’ is

1. Radical Change
2. Flying Monkeys
3. Cauterize
4. Arm Yourself
5. Dark Trip
6. Another Heart
7. Fall Again
8. Tie The Noose
9. Sympathy
10. Providence

TREMONTI are also looking forward to hitting the road in support of the new album. However, the band will need to initially tour without bassist Wolfgang Van Halen due to the recently announced Van Halen US tour. "I am still part of TREMONTI and very excited for the release of ‘Cauterize’, but unfortunately am unable to participate in the upcoming dates due to my prior commitment with Van Halen for the summer tour in support of the Tokyo Dome Live In Concert album,” states bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. "Look forward to seeing all of the TREMONTI fans on the road as soon as my schedule permits!"

The forthcoming tour kicks off in the USA in April before heading over to Europe in June. The band will be making stops at some of the largest festivals in the world including Welcome To Rockville, Rock On The Range, Graspop, and the UK’s Download Festival (June 14). While in the UK, TREMONTI will also squeeze in a headline show in Glasgow, at the O2 ABC on June 15. Tickets for the headline date will go on sale shortly.

Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in Alter Bridge and Creed. Having sold over 40 million records globally, crafting colossal rock hits and performing at some of the world’s most famous arenas, his recognizable sound has garnered a loyal and growing fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him "Guitarist Of The Year" for three consecutive years, Metal Hammer bestowed the title “Riff Lord” at the 2014 Golden God Awards, and he was lauded as the "fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever" by Total Guitar, as well as co-writer of the “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” (for Alter Bridge’s ‘Blackbird’) by Guitarist, amongst many other accolades.

 V Festival Adds More Bands.

V FestivalSaturday 28th March 2015
V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, is proud to announce the addition of The Charlatans, Sigma, Wretch 32, Echo & The Bunnymen, Hilltop Side, Lawson and Indiana to the 2015 bill. They will be joining an already world-class line-up including James Bay and Jess Glynne, who are both set to claim their first UK Number 1s in the album and single charts (respectively) this Sunday.

Ahead of their eighth V Festival outing The Charlatans front man, Tim Burgess said: “Having been lucky enough to be part of the first ever V Festival line up in ’96 we’re thrilled to be playing its 20th anniversary year.”

Wretch 32 also commented:"This will be my hat trick appearance and I can’t wait to get out there and have some fun with my fans.”

Taking place across the 22nd and 23rd August, music fans will be treated to an exciting line-up which includes the only UK outings for Sam Smith, Calvin Harris and Kasabian, who will be joined by the likes of Stereophonics, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Ellie Goulding and Ella Henderson over the weekend. With more artists and the Glee Club Comedy Tent line-up to be announced in the coming months.

 Dir En Grey Announce London Shows.

Dir En GreySaturday 28th March 2015
Internationally respected Japanese metal band DIR EN GREY have announced a set of dates for their European tour in May 2015. The band will visit Poland, Germany, Paris and the Netherlands, and this run will include a special two nights at the O2 Academy Islington in London. Dates are below.

18th May - Pogresja, Warsaw, Poland
20th May - Astra, Berlin, Germany
21st May - Nur Gültig In Verbindung, Dortmund, Germany
23rd May - O2 Academy Islington, London, UK
24th May - O2 Academy Islington, London, Uk
26th May - Le Bataclan, Paris, France
27th May - De Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands

About DIR EN GREY:
Since 1997, the Osaka quartet’s songs of pain, human suffering, anger, frustration and alienation have seen them identify with the youth of Japan and become the forerunners of the Japanese rock scene. Within seven months of forming the band had a top ten single, within a year had sold out a 12,000 capacity venue, and by 1999 had three singles simultaneously in the top 10 - and it’s only gotten better for them since.

Their rapid ascent and commercial success is not the only incredible thing about this band. DIR EN GREY’s flexibility and musical development ensures that every album sounds unique, not just compared to previous efforts, but compared to anything else. Goths, metalheads, rockers and punks have all found themselves amongst DIR EN GREY’s loyal and growing fancies in Japan, USA, Canada and mainland Europe.

With no doubt DIR EN GREY are unique enough to vividly stand out on the international rock scene and become as big as they have threatened to be since breaking into the rock world beyond Japan.

 The Poodles Announce New Album.

The PoodlesSaturday 28th March 2015
The Poodles are back with "Devil in the Details", their sixth studio album and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "Tour de Force". The evolution of the band's sound is evident as a result of their continued collaboration with produced Mats Valentin. This is rock n' roll straight up, no chaser! In many ways this represents the second coming of The Poodles and you are cordially invited to experience the epic-ness and majesty of "Devil in the Details".

The debut album, “Metal Will Stand Tall”, was released in 2006 and the single “Night of Passion” went platinum. “Streets of Fire” from the album “Sweet Trade”, became the bands biggest selling single to date, achieving double platinum status. They visited twenty-nine European cities during the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2010. The album “Performocracy”(2011) went #1 on the Swedish album chart.

All in all, The Poodles have had over ten “top 10” releases so far which makes them on of Sweden’s most successful rock bands.

Devil in the Details will be released worldwide April 27th

Listen to the new singles on Spotify today:
The Poodles – The Greatest

 Lonely The Brave To Support Twin Atlantic.

Lonely The BraveFriday 27th March 2015
Lonely The Brave today announce a special extended version of their phenomenal debut album, The Days War. Titled The Day’s War – Victory Edition, the 2 CD repack will include 12 as yet unreleased tracks, including 4 brand new songs.

The Day’s War – Victory Edition is available to pre order now http://smarturl.it/LonelyTheBraveD2C. When fans pre order the album they will receive Backroads (redux) as an instant grat track.

Explaining the re-interpretations of some of their best loved tracks, the band say:

"The basic thought process for us was to take the songs apart, and rebuild them in a completely different mindset to how they were originally created. This was one of the most fun and challenging things we have ever done as a band. Songs do not need to be represented by one set context. The feelings and emotions contained within are a living and breathing entity in their own right which should be allowed to develop.”

The tracklisting will be as follows:

Disc One
1. Intro
2. Trick of the Light
3. Backroads
4. Islands
5. Dinosaurs
6. Deserter
7. Untitled
8. King of the Mountain
9. Victory Line
10. Black Saucers
11. The Blue The Green
12. The Day’s War
13. Call of Horses
14. Outro

Disc Two
1. Control
2. Oceana
3. River, River
4. Science
5. Backroads Redux (IG)
6. Black Saucers Redux
7. Deserter Redux
8. Islands Redux
9. Trick Of The Light *
10. Call Of Horses*
11. Streets Of Philadelphia*
12. All Is Full Of Love*

*Live From Angel Studios

Lonely The Brave announce a one off London show today at the Tabernacle on 3rd June. This will be a rare opportunity to see the band play stripped back songs and redux tracks from the album. Also announced today, they will be heading out on tour with Twin Atlantic in May.

Lonely The Brave will also play the main stage at Reading and Leeds festivals with many more festival dates still to be added.

Catch Lonely The Brave at the below dates:
May
5th Manchester, Albert Hall *
7th London, O2 Academy Brixton*
8th Birmingham, O2 Academy*
9th Glasgow, SSE Hydro*
June
3rd London, Tabernacle
August
Reading and Leeds festival

*w/ Twin Atlantic

 Def Leppard Announce Co-Headline UK Tour With Whitesnake.

Def LeppardFriday 27th March 2015
Rock icons Def Leppard and Whitesnake today announce a joint headline UK & Irish arena tour with support from Black Star Riders. The tour will call at:

December 2015

Sunday 6 Dublin 3Arena
Monday 7 Belfast Odyssey
Wednesday 9 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 10 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 12 Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 13 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Tuesday 15 Manchester Arena
Wednesday 16 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Friday 18 London The SSE Arena Wembley
Saturday 19 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 1st April priced €59.50 & €64.50 in Dublin, £49.50 in Belfast and £45 for all other UK regions (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

Speaking about the co-headline tour, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott said: "I am very excited to be working with Whitesnake again; we had such a wonderful time when we did it back in 2008. It’s a great experience for rock fans to be able to see two great live bands on the same stage on the same night."

Formed in Sheffield, Def Leppard have been hailed as the UK's greatest-ever arena rock band. They have sold over 100 million albums worldwide in a career that spans three decades and have a highly anticipated new self-titled studio album coming in late 2015. Def Leppard’s influential career includes countless hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums – including two of the best-selling records of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria”, both of which have been given the elusive Diamond Award. These two albums alone contain 10 hit singles including the classic Leppard tracks "Rock of Ages,” “Animal," "Pour Some Sugar On Me” and “Foolin'.” Def Leppard – Joe Elliott (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick "Sav" Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums) – continue to be one of the most important forces in rock music. The group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. Def Leppard's epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading the Rock Legends to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

"Ohh, have you got trouble…Brother Joe & The Lepps?…DC & The Snakes?... Them Black Star Riders?…On the same night???…I can’t wait!!...SEE YOU THERE!!!” said Whitesnake’s David Coverdale on the forthcoming tour.

Co-headlining the tour are the legendary Whitesnake who carry a rightful & righteous reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Founded by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including 2 number 1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still Of The Night”. Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favourite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2015. The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass) and Tommy Aldridge (drums), will release their 12th studio record “The Purple Album”, a tribute to the band and to the music Coverdale wrote and recorded with Deep Purple Mark 3 & 4, followed by a world tour, culminating with the co-headline UK dates.

 Rival Sons Give Holmfirth A Rock N Roll Experiance.

Rival SonsFriday 27th March 2015
LA Rockers Rival Sons, Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and the Coral’s Nick Power give quiet Holmfirth, West Yorkshire a rock ‘n’ roll experience they won’t forget Jack Daniel’s gave Holmfirth in West Yorkshire (population 1,900) an unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll experience by bringing LA rockers Rival Sons and the host of Radio 1’s Official Chart Show Clara Amfo along with The Coral’s Nick Power to the town as part of its Jack Rocks Your Town celebration.

Rival Sons arrived in Holmfirth by helicopter, landing on the town’s cricket pitch. They were officially welcomed to the town by Pete Carr, owner of the local Picturedrome music venue and his Border terrier, at a welcome party in its pavilion. The band then spent the day meeting local residents; exploring the nearby West Yorkshire Moors, sampling traditional British fare at the Penny Lane Tearooms and buying everyone in The Nook pub a round of drinks. The band then kicked off their world tour with a rammed gig at The Picturedrome that evening.

At an exclusive Jack Daniel’s after party, Radio 1’s next star Clara Amfo took to the decks alongside The Coral’s Nick Power. Clara Amfo will take over from Fearne Cotton on Radio 1’s Chart Show from 25th May.

The band kick of their UK tour this week, dates are:
March 2015
Thurs 26th Norwich UEA
Sat 28 Leeds 02 Academy
Sun 29 Liverpool 02 Academy
Mon 30 Glasgow 02 Academy

April 2015
Wed 1 London Roundhouse
Fri 3 Nottingham Rock City
Sat 4 Southampton 02 Guildhall

 Lonely The Brave To Support Twin Atlantic.

Lonely The BraveThursday 26th March 2015
Lonely The Brave today announce a special extended version of their phenomenal debut album, The Days War. Titled The Day’s War – Victory Edition, the 2 CD repack will include 12 as yet unreleased tracks, including 4 brand new songs.

The Day’s War – Victory Edition is available to pre order now http://smarturl.it/LonelyTheBraveD2C. When fans pre order the album they will receive Backroads (redux) as an instant grat track.

Explaining the re-interpretations of some of their best loved tracks, the band say:

"The basic thought process for us was to take the songs apart, and rebuild them in a completely different mindset to how they were originally created. This was one of the most fun and challenging things we have ever done as a band. Songs do not need to be represented by one set context. The feelings and emotions contained within are a living and breathing entity in their own right which should be allowed to develop.”

The tracklisting will be as follows:

Disc One
1. Intro
2. Trick of the Light
3. Backroads
4. Islands
5. Dinosaurs
6. Deserter
7. Untitled
8. King of the Mountain
9. Victory Line
10. Black Saucers
11. The Blue The Green
12. The Day’s War
13. Call of Horses
14. Outro

Disc Two
1. Control
2. Oceana
3. River, River
4. Science
5. Backroads Redux (IG)
6. Black Saucers Redux
7. Deserter Redux
8. Islands Redux
9. Trick Of The Light *
10. Call Of Horses*
11. Streets Of Philadelphia*
12. All Is Full Of Love*

*Live From Angel Studios

Lonely The Brave announce a one off London show today at the Tabernacle on 3rd June. This will be a rare opportunity to see the band play stripped back songs and redux tracks from the album. Also announced today, they will be heading out on tour with Twin Atlantic in May.

Lonely The Brave will also play the main stage at Reading and Leeds festivals with many more festival dates still to be added.

Catch Lonely The Brave at the below dates:
May
5th Manchester, Albert Hall *
7th London, O2 Academy Brixton*
8th Birmingham, O2 Academy*
9th Glasgow, SSE Hydro*
June
3rd London, Tabernacle
August
Reading and Leeds festival

*w/ Twin Atlantic

 Purson Join Forces With Spinefarm Records.

PursonThursday 26th March 2015
PURSON have joined forces with Spinefarm Records for a worldwide deal that will see second studio album, ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, released this autumn in the wake of a number of high-profile festivals & shows, including Download in the UK.

The UK outfit – whose music touches a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic & classic rock, blending other-worldly romance with shadowy foreboding – are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to ‘Desire’s Magic Theatre’, which will be released under the Spinefarm / Machine Elf Records banner…

Says singer / guitarist / song-writer Rosalie Cunningham: “As I sit here in the control room at Gizzard Studios, the pride of East London, I’m excitedly realising that our second album has turned out to be everything I’d imagined and more!

“My world has been so consumed by it that I’ve barely been able to reflect on what it has become: a technicolour variety show, a playful display of the musical whims only briefly hinted at in our previous work; a psychedelic rock opera dedicated to our good friends Sarge Pepper and Zig Stardust.

“The twists in the tale have been carved out by the path we’ve taken over the last 12 months. It’s been constantly shape-shifting and developing with all the wonderful experiences we’ve had.

“On behalf of the band, I give thanks to everyone who has bought a Purson record and been to our shows. Your continued support means everything… and you have our promise that the best is yet to come…”

Says Spinefarm Records General Manager UK, Dante Bonutto: “I’ve been following Purson since the early days of their career, and I’ve always considered the band something special; I like their vision, their theatricality, and their refusal to be corralled by a single musical genre. Purson really do have an expansive approach to their craft, and as a song-writer, Rosalie is a unique talent on the rise. In all ways, their future is bright, and I’m delighted that Spinefarm & Purson have now forged this fresh alliance...”

PURSON are also thrilled to confirm an appearance at this year’s Download Festival, playing live on the hallowed ground of Donington Park for the first time – part of a run of European events and UK shows that kicked off in March…

“A phenomenal year beckons for us and we look forward to a schedule packed with live shows at a variety of venues including the spiritual home of rock – Donington Park. We are ecstatic to be playing at the mighty Download Festival!” – Rosalie Cunningham

The band– Cunningham, George Hudson (guitars), Justin Smith (bass) & Sam Shove (keyboards) – will once again meet up with KISS at Download, having opened for them on last year’s KISS Kruise; Purson also rounded off 2014 with a nomination in the ‘Limelight’ category for new & emerging talent at the Classic Prog Awards, following which theyreleased (in November) the four-track 'In The Meantime' EP, mastered by John Davis from Metropolis (Zeppelin, U2, Lana Del Rey, etc.]
The EP – along with their acclaimed debut album, 2013's ‘The Circle and the Blue Door’ – saw their colour-saturated tapestries of Sabbath and Beatles- tinged tales, evoking the sinister folkish English horror of the early ’70s, celebrated by the likes of Classic Rock, Mojo, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio1, Metal Hammer, XFM and Kerrang!.


PURSON LIVE IN 2015

02 April LONDON, Lea Beat Bespoke with Wolfpeople
17 April BOLTON, Railway
18 April SOUTHEND, Railway
15 May LONDON, The Roundhouse w/Electric Wizard
29 - 31 May NURBURG / EIFEL, Der Ring Festival - Grüne Hölle Rock
29 - 31 May MUNICH, Rockavaria Festival
13 June DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, Castle Donington

 Ginger Wildheart Back With New Material And Tour.

GingerThursday 26th March 2015
Ginger Wildheart returns with his ‘Songs And Words’ tour, an acoustic and spoken word show that will see Ginger entertain the audience with tales spanning his 20+ years in music in The Wildhearts, Silver Ginger 5, Clam Abuse and his myriad solo projects.

Ginger will be touring in support of his G.A.S.S. project - a multi-tier fan club for Ginger Wildheart fans. By singing up you gain access to exclusive content including a year's supply of new Ginger songs (36 in all!), and much more! Please visit http://g-a-s-s.co/main/ for more details.

The tour also supports the Pledge music release of the “Songs And Words” book - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gingerwildheartsongsandwords

“I decided to write a book being as many of the accounts of The Wildhearts turbulent career have since turned into the stuff of traumatic myth and titanic legend, this way I can put the story straight using descriptions of the songs themselves and the life and times behind them.
The story, however, goes much deeper than merely The Wildhearts, and descends into a solo career that marks the darkest times of my life and the truly tragic depths of my tale.

Ending on a career high as my 555% Pledge campaign shot my stagnant life as a struggling songwriter air bound to unprecedented levels of success, this is a tale of redemption, self discovery and, ultimately, battling the odds and winning on my own terms.” – Ginger Wildheart

2015 “Songs And Words” tour dates are below:

Friday 10th April Nottingham, Arts Theatre
Saturday 11th April Birmingham, Old Rep Theatre
Friday 17th April Norwich, Puppet Theatre
Saturday 18th April Leeds, City Varieties
Friday 24th April Dublin, The Sugar Club
Sunday 26th April London, Leicester Square Theatre
Friday 1st May Glasgow, Eastwood Park Theatre
Saturday 2nd May Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Mining Institute
Friday 8th May Coalville (Leices), Century Theatre
Saturday 9th May Manchester, Dancehouse Theatre
Friday 15th May Newquay, The Lane Theatre
Saturday 16th May Weston-Super-Mare, Blakehay Theatre

Tickets are available from usual outlets

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

 Gallows Unleash New Video.

GallowsThursday 26th March 2015
Watford punks Gallows have unleashed another track from their forthcoming ‘Desolation Sounds’ album, released April 13th on Venn/Play It Again Sam Records. Titled ‘Mystic Death’, it starts in true Gallows style; an epic, dark foreboding riffs open up the song before the band charge in with a pure and brutal stomping beat and riff that is utterly head-pummeling.

'Swagger, attitude and menace are the tools of our trade,” states guitarist Laurent Barnard, summing up what Gallows means in 2015 in three simple words. ‘Mystic Death’ is available now to anyone who has or is still yet to pre-order the album as an Instant Grat track. Gallows will also be joining the line-up for this year’s Slam Dunk Festival alongside their own dates in May.
‘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

Watch the ‘Mystic Death’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adTaytTz8AY

 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Nominations Announced.

Golden GodsThursday 26th March 2015
Taking place at IndigO2 in London on 15th June 2015, the Orange Amplification presents the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in association with World of Warships once again has the fans at its core and brings them together with the artists, shoulder to shoulder, like no other event.

By simply voting for your favourite bands to win awards at www.metalhammer.com/gods you are automatically in with a chance of winning a pair of money-can’t-buy tickets for the evening.

"The Metal Hammer Golden Gods are the annual thermometer for the health of the metal scene, and the world's only live metal awards show," said Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of TeamRock and Metal Hammer. "Judging by the stunning breadth and diversity of this year's nominees, it's safe to say our world is as vibrant as ever, and we can't wait to celebrate it with our readers. Horns up!"

Voting will be open from 5pm on Wednesday 25th March until Wednesday 20th May at www.metalhammer.com/gods

Previous hosts have included Alice Cooper (2011), Chris Jericho (2012), Devin Townsend (2013) and Steel Panther (2014)

Host and all band performance announcements for show and HMS Hammer to be announced soon!

The shortlisted nominees for the voted categories are:

Public Voted:

Best New Band
King 810
Beartooth
Marmozets
We Are Harlot
King Parrot

Best UK Band
Electric Wizard
Napalm Death
Architects
Bring Me The Horizon
While She Sleeps

Best International Band
Slipknot
Machine Head
Nightwish
Mastodon
Scorpions

Breakthrough
The Amity Affliction
Halestorm
In This Moment
Bury Tomorrow
Babymetal

Best Underground
Sólstafir
Winterfylleth
Purson
Royal Thunder
Bölzer

Best Live Band
Parkway Drive
Meshuggah
Of Mice & Men
Killer Be Killed
Devin Townsend

Dimebag Darrell Shredder
Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria)
Ice Dale (Enslaved)
Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest)
Jake Pitts (Black Veil Brides)
Josh Middleton (Sylosis)

Best Independent Label
Season Of Mist
Relapse
Epitaph
Earache
Basick

Best Video
Evil Scarecrow – Space Dementia
Northlane – Rot
Body Count – Institutionalized
Suicide Silence – You Can't Stop Me
Motionless In White – Break The Cycle

Best Video Game
Alien: Isolation
Destiny
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Bayonetta 2
Dying Light

King/Queen Of The Internet
Metal Construction
Drewsif Stalin
10 Second Song Guy
Tina S
Vegan Black Metal Chef

 Toseland To Release New EP.

ToselandThursday 26th March 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 and Reef and festival shows such as Download, 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”. The EP also features a cover of “The Teardrop Explodes Reward”. The EP builds on Toselands 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 7" vinyl with the exclusive pre order at Pledgemusic.com. 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).

If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorbike racer, music 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


 The Dead Daisies To Support Kiss.

WDead DaisesThursday 26th March 2015
After their successful and critically acclaimed US tour in 2014 with KISS & Def Leppard, The Dead Daisies are thrilled to announce their return to Europe supporting KISS on their 40th Anniversary Tour.

The European KISS tour will coincide perfectly with the release of The Daisies much anticipated second album, which will be released globally on 1st June 2015 via INgrooves.

Joining the musical collective on stage and in the studio will be singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe /RATT), and beating the skins for this tour will be first time member and current Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne drummer Tommy Clufetos.

Recording for the band’s much anticipated second album titled Revolución has already begun in Sydney, Australia at Studio 301, with tracks being produced by The Dead Daisies and Craig Porteils (Guns N’ Roses/Billy Idol). Additional recording took place in Cuba at Abdala recording studios, Havana, produced by The Dead Daisies and Ben Grosse(Marilyn Manson/Sevendust).

The album title Revolución was influenced by the bands recent trip to Cuba. The new album will feature bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), keyboard player Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), guitarist David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix), lead guitarist Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe /RATT), and drummer Jackie Barnes (Tin Lids/Jimmy Barnes), who is the son of Scottish born Australian singer Jimmy Barnes.

“Well, another chapter with 'The Dead Daisies' coming up!!! After finishing what is sounding great in the studio by mid-April, and releasing it in early June, we are all excited by the prospect of sharing the same stage again with the mighty KISS, this time in Europe. We also can't wait to share our show and new music with our European fans. Europe - get ready for some good ol' Rock & Roll In your Face. WE ARE COMIN’ TO GETCHA!!!! SEE YA"LL THERE….ARE YOU READY?” - Marco Mendoza

“The Dead Daisies have been an absolute BLAST for me so far. The guys are all GREAT Musicians, and also just incredibly easy to work and write with!!! I had so much fun in Cuba, and now here I am writing in Sydney for the upcoming record. Can’t wait to see what the future brings for us all!!!” - John Corabi

“John Corabi loves deep sea shark fishing, passionate about it. He’s also a whiz with a motorcycle helmet and baseball bat. We are making a new record together. It’s gonna rock!” - Dizzy Reed

KISS EUROPEAN DATES

Tue, June 2 02 Arena (Hamburg, Germany)
Wed, June 3 02 Arena (Berlin, Germany)
Thur, June 4 Leipzig Arena (Leipzig Germany)
Sat, June 6 Rock In Vienna Festival (Vienna, Austria)
Mon, June 8 Prague 02 Arena (Prague Czech Republic)
Wed, June 10 Zurich Hallenstadion (Zurich, Switzerland)
Thur, June 11 Verona Arena (Verona, Italy)
Sun, June 14 Download Festival (Derby, UK)
Tue, June 16 Le Zenith (Paris, France)
Thur, June 18 Ziggo Dome (Amsterdam Holland)
Fri, June 19 Graspop Festival (Graspop, Belgium)
Sun, June 21 Barcelona Palau San Jordi (Barcelona, Spain)
Mon, June 22 Barclaycard Arena (Madrid, Spain)

 Lagwagon Added To NOFX Tour.

NOFXThursday 26th March 2015
This is the tour that just keeps on giving! NOFX and ALKALINE TRIO co-headlining the UK this summer was already exciting, but we can now announce that special guests for all shows will be LAGWAGON, and due to overwhelming demand, extra shows will now take place in Birmingham 28th June, Nottingham Rock City 29th June and Leeds 2nd July.
Tickets are selling fast and the addition of these punk rock mainstays to what is already a spectacular bill is going to make for one hell of a show.

2014 was an important year for LAGWAGON and the release of long-awaited album ‘Hang’ was huge for the Californian five piece. The band’s first studio album in nine years, ‘Hang’ is a powerful and emotional record that also saw a new LAGWAGON sound. One thing’s for certain, the material was made for the live arena and for a band that once played 284 shows in a year, their performance and energy is a force to be reckoned with.

On joining the tour Joey Cape says: “Hey UK, Lagwagon here! We’re very pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming NOFX and Alkaline Trio tour, we’ll be attending all eight shows so come a bit earlier and hang out with us – Cheers!”

This eight date tour will tear up stages in Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, and Leeds, with a two night stand in the capital at O2 Academy Brixton, which includes an Independence Day celebration on Saturday 4th July.

June
27th Birmingham O2 Academy (Standing Sold Out)
28th Birmingham O2 Academy (Extra Show)
29th Nottingham Rock City (Extra Show)
30th Newcastle O2 Academy

July
2nd Leeds O2 Academy (Extra Show)
3rd Leeds O2 Academy (Sold Out)
4th Brixton 02 Academy (Standing Sold Out)
5th Brixton 02 Academy (Extra Show)

 Thomas Nicholas Band Back To Tour The UK And Release Debut Album 'Security'.

Thomas Nicholas BandWednesday 25th March 2015
American Pie movie star THOMAS NICHOLAS is back with new full length album entitled ‘Security’ due for release on May 25th 2015 via PledgeMusic. Fans can already check out the first single to be taken from the forthcoming release 'Don't Stop' by clicking the link below:

Listen to the track on Soundcloud here,
https://soundcloud.com/tinband/02-dont-stop?in=tinband/sets/security-ep

Nicholas thought long and hard when it came to the process of launching his new album and decided that with PledgeMusic he could build a strong foundation for the release whilst also supporting a great cause, as PledgeMusic now offer the option to support a non profit organisation as part of your campaign. In this case, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital is the benefactor of the Thomas Nicholas Band campaign. The centre, founded in 1962 is a paediatric treatment & research facility that focuses on the treatment of catastrophic diseases.

As well as supporting this excellent cause the campaign will also offer numerous exclusive items that cannot be purchased anywhere else, including signed American Pie memorabilia and copies of the album on vinyl which is a format the band have never released music on before.

See more details on the campaign here:
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/thomas-nicholas-band Or TinyURL.com/PledgeTNB

You can also check out an article here on how his iPhone played a big part in the recording process. http://www.pledgemusic.com/blog/thomas-nicholas-band-iphone

The Thomas Nicholas Band will return to the UK next month to play the below dates.

Check Out The Thomas Nicholas Band at these dates:
April

• 24th April – Milton Keynes @ The Craufurd Arms
• 25th April – Bristol @ Hit The Deck Festival
• 26th April – Nottingham @ Hit The Deck Festival
• 27th April – Kingston @ Banquet Records
• 28th April – London @ Aces & Eights
• 29th April – Swansea – The Scene
• 30th April – London @ Tooting Tram & Social
• 1st May – Bournemouth @ Sound Circus
• 3rd May – Mountain Ash @ Mountain Ash Inn
• 4th May – Cardiff @ The Moon Club

 Blitz Kids To Support Young Guns.

Blitz KidsWednesday 25th March 2015
Blitz Kids have been announced as the main support on Young Guns forthcoming UK tour that kicks off in Oxford on Friday 27th March. Blitz Kids will join Young Guns on nine of the dates, and will wrap up their run in Liverpool on the 6th April.

This month, the band also announced the next single from their hotly tipped album The Good Youth is Keep Swinging. They also premiered the video on YouTube, and it can be viewed here. The Keep Swinging video, directed by Shane Drake (Paramore, Fall Out Boy), was filmed in LA and features Brock O’Hurn, the American Instagram star.

Ahead of the Young Guns dates, Blitz Kids will visit the US for some highly anticipated shows, including four gigs at SXSW Festival.

Since the release of their Red Bull Records debut The Good Youth, Blitz Kids have become one of the UK’s most buzzed-about new bands. They have toured with All Time Low, Mallory Knox, Taking Back Sunday and more, played festivals like Download, British Summer Time and Sonisphere, picked up some great airplay on Radio 1, and appeared on Matt Edmondson and Phil & Alice’s Radio 1 shows. The British four piece have also appeared and performed on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. Last Summer, they were nominated for a Kerrang Award for Best British Newcomer.

Full UK tour dates:
Fri 27 Mar 2015 - Oxford - O2 Academy
Sat 28 Mar 2015 - Reading - Bowery District
Sun 29 Mar 2015 - Colchester - Arts Centre
Tue 31 Mar 2015 - Bristol - Fleece
Wed 01 Apr 2015 - Stoke - Sugarmill
Thu 02 Apr 2015 - Brighton - Haunt
Sat 04 Apr 2015 - Leeds - Key Club
Sun 05 Apr 2015 - Edinburgh - Electric Circus
Mon 06 Apr 2015 - Liverpool - Arts Club Loft

 The Birthday Massacre To Tour The UK In April.

The Birthday MassacreWednesday 25th March 2015
The US electronic rock act THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE will tour the UK next month as they continue
to promote their new album ‘Superstition’, which was released in late November.

Dates are as follows :
21.04.15 GLASGOW Classic Grand
22.04.15 MANCHESTER Academy
23.04.15 WHITBY Goth Weekend
24.04.15 BIRMINGHAM Institute
25.04.15 LONDON The Garage
26.04.15 BRISTOL The Fleece

The Birthday Massacre will be headlining the opening night of the 21st anniversary of the world
famous Whitby Goth Weekend on 23rd April. A flyer for the event is attached here.

Support acts for all the other shows are The Red Paintings and The Dead Betas.

 Palm Reader To Play 5 Shows In One Day.

Palm ReaderWednesday 25th March 2015
Whether it be with the music they write or the way they perform live, Palm Reader have always pushed themselves to their physical limits. This morning's announcement follows in that very way, with the band celebrating the launch of their second album, Beside The Ones We Love, by setting themselves the unfathomable task of playing 5 shows in one day ...

... A host of special guests complete a thrilling line-up, showcasing some of the most pioneering and exciting bands in UK Hardcore.

Here are the details:
Monday May 4th (Bank holiday)
Show 1 - The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch
14.00 - *Secret Headliner*
13.15 - Let's Talk Daggers
12.30 - Palm Reader
12pm - Doors
Show 2 - The Black Heart, Camden
14.30 - Palm Reader
13.45 - Exes
13.00 - Ohhms
12.30 - Doors
Show 3 - The Windmill, Brixton
16.30 - Palm Reader
15.45 - TBA
15.00 - We Never Learned To Live
14.30 - Doors
Show 4 - The Cricketers, Kingston
21.30 - Headliner TBA
20.45 - Artemis
20.00 - Palm Reader
19.30 - Doors
Show 5 - The Star, Guildford
22.00 - Palm Reader
21.15 - Employed To Serve
20.30 - Stallone
20.00 - Doors

Quote from Palm Reader frontman Josh McKeown:
"Everything about this band revolves around us pushing ourselves and this insane day will encapsulate our approach. It is by far the most ambitious challenge we've ever set ourselves and is undoubtedly one of the hardest things we'll ever try to pull off as a band. That said, it's going to so much fun, so get your Oyster cards topped up and we'll see you there."

 Billy Idol To Release New Single 'Save Me Now'.

Billy IdolWednesday 25th March 2015
Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release his new single Save Me Now on 13th April. This Epic rock number is the second single from Idol’s new album Kings & Queens of The Underground and comes after the announcement of the UK and European legs of his 2015 World Tour. Save Me Now has was added to BBC Radio 2 playlist this week.

The tour, which begins with shows at the UK’s Isle of Wight and Download Festivals, also includes dates in Glasgow and Cork, and at various other European festivals. Full tour and ticket information is available at BillyIdol.net

“Save Me Now” was co-written by Billy Idol, Twin Shadow and Greg Kurstin, and produced by Greg Kurstin. Greg Kurstin, who was nominated for Producer of The Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards, is known for his work with Sia, Beck, Pink, Foster The People and Lily Allen, amongst others. Twin Shadow releases his new album in May.

Billy Idol’s 2015 Kings & Queens of The Underground World tour, which has been playing to rave reviews across North America, next visits Australia and New Zealand in March and April.

A live review in The Times recently stated: – “at the end of his sold-out show at Hammersmith, Billy Idol stood at the front of the stage. With legs apart, naked torso rippling, eyes glaring and fists raised above his head.” “The biggest pop star to emerge from the English punk scene of the 1970’s was back to mark his patch.”

 Superheaven To Release Second Album.

Super HeavenWednesday 25th March 2015
The follow up record. Sometimes, it can be every band’s worst nightmare. The struggle to create a piece of material that can stand proudly beside a previously impressive debut is a real one. Luckily, for Pennsylvania rock band Superheaven, they seem to have figured it out. After spending the last few years on the road following the release of their outstanding 2013 debut Jar, Superheaven’s highly anticipated new album Ours Is Chrome will be available everywhere on May 4th.

To kick off what is bound to be a whirlwind year for the four piece, Superheaven will hit the road for a full U.S. headlining tour starting May 15th, bringing along Diamond Youth and Rozwell Kid for the ride.

Today, fans can watch the Alex Henery-directed video for “I’ve Been Bored,” the first single taken from Ours Is Chrome, view all headlining tour dates and pre-order the new record via: http://www.oursischrome.com.

UK album preorder link is: http://www.banquetrecords.com/SD15712

Formed in 2007, Superheaven have spent the better part of the last five years honing in on their dark and desperate sound across four EPs, their massive full-length debut (Jar) and an almost endless touring cycle. Hard work is engrained in their ethos and plays a big role in the inspiration for Ours Is Chrome. Produced by Will Yip (Citizen, Title Fight, Circa Survive), Ours Is Chrome consists of eleven emotionally heavy songs that drift effortlessly between genres, channeling the band's insecurities and determination into a collection of material that are simultaneously confident and downcast.

Superheaven will tour the US this May with Diamond Youth & Rozwell Kid - UK dates soon!

May
15th New York, NY, The Studio at Webster Hall
16th Asbury Park, NJ, Skate And Surf*
17th Pittsburgh, PA, The Smiling Moose
19th Syracuse, NY, Saint Claire Theater
20th Toronto, ON, Hard Luck Bar
21st Lakewood, OH, Mahall’s
22nd Chicago, IL, The Beat Kitchen
23rd Howell, MI, Bled Fest*
24th St. Louis, MO, The Demo
26th Denver, CO, Hi Dive
27th Salt Lake City, UT, The Loading Dock
28th Reno, NV, The Holland Project
29th Berkley, CA, 924 Gilman St
30th Echo Park, CA, The Echo
31st Anaheim, CA, Chain Reaction

* = Superheaven only

 Ateru Release New Video.

AtreyuWednesday 25th March 2015
Atreyu, one of the most prominent bands of the '00s American metal scene, exited a period of self-imposed dormancy in 2014 to the delight of fans. They played several shows. They released a brand new song, "So Others May Live," which became an instant social media trending topic. The song touched on an important topical issue—what veterans who serve their country feel and experience upon returning home from duty. The song's heartfelt subject was matched by its musical heft.

Now, the So Cal band has revealed the video for the song. Watch it here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/GBUV71500218

In addition to this adrenalized live video, which proves that Atreyu have not lost a step since returning to action and that they are as vital and vibrant as they ever were, the band will participate in Record Store Day, which is Saturday, April 18.

They will release a 7" featuring both "So Others May Live" and the brand new track "When the Day Is Done." These are the first new Atreyu songs to surface since 2009.

This live footage, which captures the band in its most natural state, was filmed at The Observatory in Ateryu's native California in December of 2014.

The clip truly captures the electrifying essence and vibe that is always present at an Atreyu concert, due to the exchange of energy between the band and its dedicated fans. It also puts the viewer front and center, as though you were pressed up against the barrier after taking a whirl in the pit.

A brand new Atreyu album will be released later this year via the joint venture partnership between Raw Power Management’s Search&Destroy label and Spinefarm Records.

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

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Thursday Party Night.

BloodstockWednesday 25th March 2015
As we rock towards Easter, BLOODSTOCK are busy locking in their first round of promotional club nights and confirming Thursday’s kick-off proceedings on the Sophie Lancaster stage.

Military-clad ARNOCORPS are set to headline the Sophie stage on the traditionally fun-filled Thursday evening, so slap on some camo, be prepared for ‘audience interaction’, and witness their self-described ‘action adventure hardcore rock and roll’. If you didn’t already know, ARNOCORPS are the world’s only band to feature lyrics based exclusively on Arnold Schwarzenegger films (thankfully, mostly the action classics of the 80’s rather than Kindergarten Cop)! The band enthuse; “We’re so pumped to be bringing our action adventure, audio assault to the ballsiest of all metal festivals! As far back as our first UK tour in ‘06, our fans have prayed each and every year for ARNOCORPS to perform at BLOODSTOCK. Finally Crom has listened! On Thursday night, all attendees will gain unprecedented muscle mass as they become goddamn heroes and sheroes!! GO!!!”

The Brits are out in force on Thursday, as thrash metalheads REIGN OF FURY will open the fest. Also joining are 2014’s ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ overall victors, the dual-fronted melodic progsters METAPRISM, Welsh death metallers DESECRATION and ‘pirate folk metal’ outfit, RED RUM. Obviously a rousing party tune - check out Red Rum’s ‘Make Port, Drink Port’ at: https://youtu.be/qHjPp7EK2nU.

Once the bands have played each day, the after-hours entertainment in the big top Sophie Stage borders on legendary, so be sure to book your extra day off and rock up to Catton Park early on Thursday, pitch your tent and get your beer hat on in time for the evening’s fun. On Thursday night from 10.30pm, the Warm Up party will be in full swing, running through ‘til 3am. Come out, get fired up on the best metal from the house DJs, meet your fellow Bloodstockers and make new friends. Stay tuned for details on Thursday night’s party theme (in case you want to plan a splendid fancy dress outfit) in due course!

2015’s first phase of BLOODSTOCK club nights are also nailed down! More will be added for June, July and early August, so don’t despair if your nearest rock club isn’t listed yet. In the meantime, get along to one of the following, check out the tunes from BLOODSTOCK bands old and new, and be in with the chance of winning weekend tickets or related giveaways. Hilarity is bound to ensue… last year’s club nights included the likes of bucking broncos, endurance tests, and air guitaring in the showdowns to win tickets!! Check with your local club for further details. Events for April and May are confirmed as follows:

Thu 2nd April – London Elektrowerkz
Fri 3rd April – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Fri 3rd April – Stoke on Trent Bunker 13
Sat 4th April – Norwich The Waterfront
Sat 4th April – Liverpool The Krazyhouse
Fri 10th April – Bournemouth Sound Circus
Fri 10th April – Ipswich Liquid & Envy
Fri 10th April – Newcastle The Globe
Fri 10th April – Plymouth Misfits
Sat 11th April – Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Bar
Fri 17th April – Nottingham Trent University Student Union
Fri 17th April – Middlesbrough SUMO
Sat 18th April – Coventry The Phoenix
Sat 18th April – Camberley Agincourt
Mon 20th April – Reading Sakura
Fri 24th April – Bristol Bierkeller
Sat 25th April – Cardiff Fuel
Sat 25th April – Sheffield The Corporation
Fri 1st May – Woking Schism
Fri 1st May – Stoke on Trent Bunker 13
Sat 2nd May – Norwich The Waterfront
Sat 2nd May – Edinburgh Studio 24
Fri 8th May – Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge
Fri 8th May – Newcastle The Globe
Fri 8th May – Manchester Alter Ego
Sat 9th May – Birmingham Eddie’s Rock Bar
Thu 14th May – Exeter Walkabout
Fri 15th May – Ipswich Liquid & Envy
Sat 23rd May – Liverpool The Krazyhouse
Fri 29th May – Bristol the Bierkeller
Fri 29th May – Cardiff Fuel
Sat 30th May – Sheffield The Corporation

Seen the new BLOODSTOCK trailer yet? Wrap your eyes round this little teaser: http://youtu.be/RN59Lu494lQ.

Tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2015 are available via the 24hr ticketline at 0871 230 5584 or online at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956, priced at the very reasonable £135 (plus booking fee) for a four-day Thursday through Sunday weekend ticket with camping. VIP packages and upgrades are also available, plus pre-booked car parking pitches. Camper van pitches are now all SOLD OUT!

Did you know 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 and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, RAGING SPEEDHORN, XERATH and WOLF. Plus over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and GODFLESH, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, PRITCHARD VS DAINTON, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, BAST, SAILLE, BATALLION, VILLAINY, TREPALIUM, GODSIZED and DESTRAGE. Plus, there’s still even more bands to be announced in the coming weeks!

 While She Sleeps Release Footage Of New Album.

While She SleepsMonday 23rd March 2015
On Sunday March 22nd, While She Sleeps held a “House of Sleeps” event at House of Vans in London. Not only were there jam sessions, custom skate deck and art prints sprayed by the band themselves, a photo exhibition, a chance to play on the bands equipment, a lengthy signing session, full merch range and free posters and stickers, but the band also performed an incredible acoustic set to the awesome fans who came down in their hundreds to hang out with the band.

You can check out some highlights from the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f_nxEdYbtc

While She Sleeps released their highly acclaimed new album “Brainwashed” today! Critics and fans alike calling the album ‘groundbreaking”, “career defining”, “incredible” - why wait!? go and pick up a copy now!

With what is possibly the greatest co-headline tour to be announced this year - the mighty While She Sleeps and Canada’s finest, Cancer Bats will be destroying venues across the UK in April.

Be sure to catch this awesome line up at one of the following venues:

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

After bursting back on the scene with a killer set at Download 2014’s packed main stage which culminated in frontman Loz Taylor clambering to the top of the sound tower, Sheffield’s metallic hardcore heroes WHILE SHE SLEEPS will release their eagerly anticipated second album ’Brainwashed’ on March 23rd. Perfectly poised to enable their cult success to power into mainstream consciousness, ‘Brainwashed’ was recorded by Carl Bown (Trivium), mixed by Colin Richardson (Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lie Dying) and mastered by Grammy Award winner Ted Jensen. In addition to the regular 12-track edition of the album, ‘Brainwashed’ is also be available as a deluxe edition with three additional tracks.

 The Darkness Unleash New Single.

The DarknessMonday 23rd March 2015
Following the stealth attack of new track ‘Barbarian’ exploding onto the internet last month, THE DARKNESS have announced details of the first single from their forthcoming fourth album ‘Last Of Our Kind’. ‘Open Fire’ is an explosion of rock which sounds like The Darkness if The Darkness were offered a million pounds to come up with the best song ever in 10 minutes and then 10 minutes later The Darkness are all just driving around in Ferraris – sweet! The track is released on the same day as the album, June 1st via Kobalt Label Services and and is the first album to feature new drummer Emily Dolan Davies.

Check it out here: http://smarturl.it/openfirevid

The band have just completed a warm-up tour of Ireland where some of the new songs from the album received their first airing and the classics were dusted off for the enjoyment of fans new and old alike.

'Last of Our Kind', released 1st June is the meaty and impassioned follow-up to 2012’s ‘Hot Cakes’ which saw the band reunited having enjoyed a well-publicised 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 soon.

new single; ‘OPEN FIRE’ – 1st June 2015
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

 Hit The Deck Festival Adds More Bands.

Hit The DeckMonday 23rd March 2015
HIT THE DECK announces more bands for next month's festivals in Bristol and Nottingham!

As exclusively announced on last night's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, Hit The Deck 2015 have confirmed the next wave of additions to the lineups in Bristol and Nottingham next month.

The festivals, which take place across five venues in each city on Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April in Bristol and Nottingham respectively,

Joining the previously announced likes of Skindred, While She Sleeps and Cancer Bats will be The Xcerts, Hacktivist, MC Lars, Brawlers, Black Peaks, Tellison, Oceans Ate Alaska, Oath Breaker, Hundreth, Calabrese and Bad Sign.

 Spandau Ballet Announce Forest Show.

Spandau BalletMonday 23rd March 2015
Spandau Ballet West Country woodland concert announced

Spandau Ballet has announced a West Country woodland concert this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series.

Spandau Ballet is one of Britain’s most iconic bands having sold over 25 million records and scored numerous multi-platinum albums across the globe. The New Romantic revolutionaries established themselves as one of the super-groups of the 80s with a collection of classic hits such as: ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’, ‘Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)’, ‘Lifeline’, ‘Gold’, ‘Only When You Leave’, ‘I’ll Fly For You’, ‘Through The Barricades’ and ‘True’. After two decades apart, the band reformed in 2009, embarking on a sold-out tour. Last year saw the critically acclaimed release of the movie ‘Soul Boys of The Western World’, the first time their story has been documented on film.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring woods and forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on managing this internationally important tree collection.

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 for the band, lead singer Tony Hadley said: “We’ve not done a Forest Live gig before so we are really looking forward to seeing you all down in the woods in July.”

Spandau Ballet and special guest James Walsh:
Saturday 11 July - Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

Tickets £46.50 (plus £4.65 booking fee) go on sale Friday 27 March from Forestry Commission Box Office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: forestry.gov.uk/music.

 Blitz Kids To Support Young Guns.

Blitz KidsSaturday 21st March 2015
Blitz Kids have been announced as the main support on Young Guns forthcoming UK tour that kicks off in Oxford on Friday 27th March. Blitz Kids will join Young Guns on nine of the dates, and will wrap up their run in Liverpool on the 6th April.

This month, the band also announced the next single from their hotly tipped album The Good Youth is Keep Swinging. They also premiered the video on YouTube, and it can be viewed here. The Keep Swinging video, directed by Shane Drake (Paramore, Fall Out Boy), was filmed in LA and features Brock O’Hurn, the American Instagram star.

Ahead of the Young Guns dates, Blitz Kids will visit the US for some highly anticipated shows, including four gigs at SXSW Festival.

Since the release of their Red Bull Records debut The Good Youth, Blitz Kids have become one of the UK’s most buzzed-about new bands. They have toured with All Time Low, Mallory Knox, Taking Back Sunday and more, played festivals like Download, British Summer Time and Sonisphere, picked up some great airplay on Radio 1, and appeared on Matt Edmondson and Phil & Alice’s Radio 1 shows. The British four piece have also appeared and performed on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. Last Summer, they were nominated for a Kerrang Award for Best British Newcomer.

Full UK tour dates:
Fri 27 Mar 2015 - Oxford - O2 Academy
Sat 28 Mar 2015 - Reading - Bowery District
Sun 29 Mar 2015 - Colchester - Arts Centre
Tue 31 Mar 2015 - Bristol - Fleece
Wed 01 Apr 2015 - Stoke - Sugarmill
Thu 02 Apr 2015 - Brighton - Haunt
Sat 04 Apr 2015 - Leeds - Key Club
Sun 05 Apr 2015 - Edinburgh - Electric Circus
Mon 06 Apr 2015 - Liverpool - Arts Club Loft

 Helloween To Release New Album.

HelloweenSaturday 21st March 2015
HELLOWEEN are one of the most influential and internationally successful acts of the global metal scene. With the release of their 15th studio album My God-Given Right, due on June 1st, 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.

Today HELLOWEEN reveal the tracklist of My God-Given Right:
01. Heroes
02. Battle’s Won
03. My God-Given Right
04. Stay Crazy
05. Lost In America
06. Russian Roulé
07. The Swing Of A Fallen World
08. Like Everybody Else
09. Creatures In Heaven
10. If God Loves Rock ‘n’ Roll
11. Living On The Edge
12. Claws
13. You, Still Of War

The limited digipak (with special 3D cover) and the vinyl version will feature two bonus tracks:
14. I Wish I Were There
15. Wicked Game

The digital version contains three bonus tracks:
14. I Wish I Were There
15. Wicked Game
16. Free World

The limited Earbook will feature a bonus-CD with four bonus tracks:
01. I Wish I Were There
02. Wicked Game
03. Nightmare
04. More Than A Lifetime

 Frank Iero Announces Tour Support.

Frank IeroSaturday 21st March 2015
Ahead of his forthcoming UK tour and with only 3 shows left to sell out, Frank Iero today announces he will be joined on the road by Bristol punks Milk Teeth, The Homeless Gospel Choir, who is currently on tour with Frank in America and Northern Ireland’s Axis Of.

Of the tour Frank says:
“I'm really looking forward to taking this full record to the UK in April. When making Stomachaches I really wanted you to feel like you were listening in on the songs as opposed to listening to them. And I believe the intimacy of venue's we've chosen for this headline run will support that idea.”

Frank recently revealed his latest video for ‘she’s the prettiest girl at the party and she can prove it with a solid right hook’ an announcement that followed news of the latest release from frnkiero andthe cellabration, a Record Store Day 2015 release ‘Live At BBC Maida Vale’, coming April 18th on Hassle Records. An album collecting the recordings made for Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, recorded at the world famous Maida Vale studios and first broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on November 30th 2014. Frank will also be returning to the UK later this year, for his debut appearance at Reading and Leeds festivals.
Catch Frank on the UK tour at these dates...
April 2015
16th Academy 3, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
17th The Key Club, Leeds (SOLD OUT)
19th King Tuts, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
20th O2 Academy 2, Newcastle (SOLD OUT)
22nd The Globe, Cardiff (SOLD OUT)
23rd The Haunt, Brighton
24th O2 Academy, Oxford (SOLD OUT)
28th The Underworld, London (SOLD OUT)
29th Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
May 2015
10th The Underworld, London

 Decade Add Five Intimate Shows To UK Tour.

DecadeSaturday 21st March 2015
Following their recent stint with US emo kings, The Used, Decade popped home long enough to pick up a change of pants before revealing that they will be back on the road with Set It Off this May; but we all know you can wear a pair of pants twice (just turn them inside out, silly) so the guys have decided to include an additional five intimate headline shows - their first headline appearances of 2015.

DECADE LIVE 2015
Apr 23 - Bucks Student Union, High Wycombe
April 25 – Bristol (Hit The Deck)
April 26 – Nottingham (Hit The Deck)

Apr 27 - The Victoria, Swindon (w/Scouts)
Apr 28 - Live Rooms, Chester (w/Scouts)
Apr 29 - The Cookie, Leicester (w/Scouts)
Apr 30 - Tiki BarPlymouth (w/Scouts)
May 04 - King Tuts, Glasgow (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 06 - Underworld, London (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 07 - Sound Control, Manchester (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 08 – Corporation, Sheffield (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 09 - Asylum 2, Birmingham (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 10 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 12 - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 14 – Underground, Cologne, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 15 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 16 - Rock Café, Hamburg, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 17 – Comet, Berlin, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 19 - Backstage Club, Munich, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 20 – Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)

June 12 - Download Festival, Castle Donington

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

 Motorhead Announce Their Second Motorboat.

MotorheadSaturday 21st March 2015
Motörhead's Motörboat will embark on its second voyage September 28 through October 2, 2015 on Norwegian Sky, departing Port Miami, with stops in Nassau and the private picturesque island of Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas. The Loudest Boat In The World will feature performances from some of the greatest heavy rock bands in the world, including Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band, Motor Sister, Kyng, Fireball Ministry, Huntress, and more.

Motörhead's Motörboat offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share an experience with their favorite bands and to see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship and on the island of Great Stirrup Cay.

Staterooms go on sale Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET at www.MotorheadCruise.com.

Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister says, "And so the Motörboat sets sail one more time - better get your tickets now, or be left sobbing on the dock! Oh - and we promise not to run out of beer this time!"

Slayer’s Kerry King says, “Slayer is crashing the Motörboat party!! I, personally, will be keeping the bar in business. Hell will be coming with us. Light it up!!!”

Motörhead--the world’s biggest and baddest rock & roll band of all time--are celebrating their 40th anniversary and recently returned to the studio to begin work on their 22nd studio album. The band’s song "Heartbreaker"--from their mammoth Aftershock album, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200--was nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category at this year's Grammy Awards. In 2005, Motörhead won the Grammy in the same category for the song “Whiplash.” Through tenacity, hard work, and a deep-seated ability to produce an original, face-melting sound, Motörhead--Lemmy Kilmister (bass, vocals), Phil Campbell (guitar) and Mikkey Dee (drums)--has become one of the most popular bands in the world with a fanbase that is second to none. www.imotorhead.com

The Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is "one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre." Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named "Best Live Band" by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer recently formed its own label imprint that will be distributed worldwide through Nuclear Blast, and plans to release a new album in 2015. Slayer--Kerry King (guitar), Tom Araya (bass/vocals), Paul Bostaph (drums) and Gary Holt (touring guitarist)--will tour extensively to support the new music. www.slayer.net

2015 marks the first excursion on Norwegian Sky for Motörhead's Motörboat. The contemporary ship offers 13 complimentary and specialty dining options, 12 bars and lounges, a coffee bar, an outdoor pool, and five hot tubs. While onboard, guests can try their luck in the Sky Club Casino, relax in the onboard spa and get their heart pumping in the fitness center or full basketball court.

For the debut Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise in 2014, an international, multigenerational audience from over 30 countries came together to celebrate the legacy of the cruise's iconic namesake and escape into five days of true rock ’n’ roll living with no holds barred. Highlighted by a pair of ear-splitting performances from Motörhead themselves, Motörhead's Motörboat 2014 featured more than 30 performances by 15 of rock and metal’s top artists, including heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Anthrax, Testament, Down, and Zakk Wylde.

Writing about last year’s experience, RollingStone.com proclaimed, “Anthrax, Lemmy Kilmister, hundreds of metalheads and a naked, inflatable doll make the Motörboat cruise completely unforgettable…Motörboat brought heavy metal to the high seas and featured a previously unseen combination of gambling, belly-flopping, shirtlessness, guitar soloing and even yoga [September 29, 2014]."

 Kendal Calling Sells Out 19 Weeks In Advance.

Kendal CallingSaturday 21st March 2015
Kendal Calling festival is humbled to announce that its 10th anniversary show has sold out 19 weeks before the festival takes place in the Lake District. With hundreds of fantastic artists taking to the stage over 4 days, festival goers have snapped up tickets for what is certain to be one of the highlights of the summer cultural calendar.

Kendal Calling promoter Andy Smith comments:
“Kendal Calling is all about the lovely people who attend the festival and this year you have excelled yourselves. All the Kendal team are bowled over by your enthusiasm for this show we put on in the Lake District. The last 10 years have been an incredible journey and whilst we continue to grow year on year, it's always been our mission to retain the look, feel and atmosphere that makes Kendal Calling so special. We couldn't have done it without you so thanks from all the team and see you in the fields for what promises to be a very special 10th Birthday bash!”
Elbow, Snoop Dogg, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and James will headline this innovative, independent festival.

KENDAL CALLING 2015 ARTISTS
ELBOW, SNOOP DOGG / KAISER CHIEFS / THE VACCINES / JAMES
KODALINE / THE LEVELLERS / THE HORRORS / GRANDMASTER FLASH / ELLA EYRE / EMBRACE / NICK MULVEY / GROOVE ARMADA / LESS THAN JAKE / BILLY BRAGG / SOUL II SOUL / BRITISH SEA POWER / FUSE ODG / AUGUSTINES / LUCY ROSE / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / KATE TEMPEST / MR SCRUFF / EMMY THE GREAT / BIPOLAR SUNSHINE / THE BOHICAS / BONDAX AND FRIENDS / REDLIGHT / SHY FX / FRICTION / DUTCH UNLES / SUNSET SONS / BLACK RIVERS / BLOSSOMS / MY NU LENG / JAGUAR SKILLS / PRINCE FATTY FEATURING HORSEMAN / 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 / EVERY PREGNANT BROTHERS / YUCATAN / MY LITTLE BROTHER’S CHRISTMAS PARTY / AVEC SANS / FREEK’N / NORTHSIDE

 Years And Years Confirm Debut Album.

Years And YearsSaturday 21st March 2015
Years & Years have confirmed that their eagerly awaited debut album will be released on June 22nd under the title ‘Communion’. The album will be available in Standard & Deluxe physical & digital formats plus a double 12” vinyl gatefold.
The announcement comes a week after they achieved their first ever UK #1 with ‘King’ which in turn followed 2 triumphant, sold out headline shows at London’s Heaven as part of their UK tour.
News of their debut album comes hand in hand with the availability of a brand new track and popular live favourite ‘Worship’, which will be available as an instant grat download on iTunes deluxe album pre-order.

Listen to ‘Worship’ here
Pre-order ‘Communion’ here

The track is also accompanied by live footage as filmed at their Heaven show earlier this month.

This week Olly, Mikey & Emre head out to Austin make their debut appearance at SXSW ahead of their first headline tour in the US. In May they will return to the UK for an even bigger headline tour – including two sold out stops at Shepherds Bush Empire. If you missed out on tour tickets you have plenty of opportunity to catch them at one of the many festival appearances this summer across the UK and Europe with Wildlife, Reading & Leeds, T the Park, Latitude, Way Out West and Lowlands already announced.

Live Dates:
May:
19th – York – Fibbers
20th – Edinburgh – Liquid Rooms
24th – Southampton – Common People Festival
June:
1st – Oxford – O2 Academy
2nd – Cambridge – Junction
3rd – Exeter – Lemon Grove
7th – Brighton – Wildlife Festival
12th – London – Shepherds Bush Empire
13th – London – Shepherds Bush Empire

Years & Years ‘Communion’:
1. Foundation
2. Real
3. Shine
4. Take Shelter
5. Worship
6. Eyes Shut
7. Ties
8. King
9. Desire
10. Untitled
11. Without
12. Border
13. Memo

 The Quireboys To Release new Album.

The QuireboysSaturday 21st March 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

To See The Quireboys Live click here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbxt1X3J4iw&list=PLWjMr3cpnRSfLBcHjj93qGrvGOvrhtc9Y&index=2

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 Dead Daises Announce New Album And European Tour.

The Dead DaisesSaturday 21st March 2015
After their successful and critically acclaimed US tour in 2014 with KISS & Def Leppard, The Dead Daisies are thrilled to announce their return to Europe supporting KISS on their 40th Anniversary Tour.

The European KISS tour will coincide perfectly with the release of The Daisies much anticipated second album, which will be released globally on 1st June 2015 via INgrooves.

Joining the musical collective on stage and in the studio will be singer John Corabi (Mötley Crüe /RATT), and beating the skins for this tour will be first time member and current Black Sabbath & Ozzy Osbourne drummer Tommy Clufetos.

Recording for the band’s much anticipated second album titled Revolución has already begun in Sydney, Australia at Studio 301, with tracks being produced by The Dead Daisies and Craig Porteils (Guns N’ Roses/Billy Idol). Additional recording took place in Cuba at Abdala recording studios, Havana, produced by The Dead Daisies and Ben Grosse(Marilyn Manson/Sevendust).

The album title Revolución was influenced by the bands recent trip to Cuba. The new album will feature bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), keyboard player Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), guitarist David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix), lead guitarist Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe /RATT), and drummer Jackie Barnes (Tin Lids/Jimmy Barnes), who is the son of Scottish born Australian singer Jimmy Barnes.

“Well, another chapter with 'The Dead Daisies' coming up!!! After finishing what is sounding great in the studio by mid-April, and releasing it in early June, we are all excited by the prospect of sharing the same stage again with the mighty KISS, this time in Europe. We also can't wait to share our show and new music with our European fans. Europe - get ready for some good ol' Rock & Roll In your Face. WE ARE COMIN’ TO GETCHA!!!! SEE YA"LL THERE….ARE YOU READY?” - Marco Mendoza

“The Dead Daisies have been an absolute BLAST for me so far. The guys are all GREAT Musicians, and also just incredibly easy to work and write with!!! I had so much fun in Cuba, and now here I am writing in Sydney for the upcoming record. Can’t wait to see what the future brings for us all!!!” - John Corabi

“John Corabi loves deep sea shark fishing, passionate about it. He’s also a whiz with a motorcycle helmet and baseball bat. We are making a new record together. It’s gonna rock!” - Dizzy Reed

KISS EUROPEAN DATES

Tue, June 2 02 Arena (Hamburg, Germany)
Wed, June 3 02 Arena (Berlin, Germany)
Thur, June 4 Leipzig Arena (Leipzig Germany)
Sat, June 6 Rock In Vienna Festival (Vienna, Austria)
Mon, June 8 Prague 02 Arena (Prague Czech Republic)
Wed, June 10 Zurich Hallenstadion (Zurich, Switzerland)
Thur, June 11 Verona Arena (Verona, Italy)
Sun, June 14 Download Festival (Derby, UK)
Tue, June 16 Le Zenith (Paris, France)
Thur, June 18 Ziggo Dome (Amsterdam Holland)
Fri, June 19 Graspop Festival (Graspop, Belgium)
Sun, June 21 Barcelona Palau San Jordi (Barcelona, Spain)
Mon, June 22 Barclaycard Arena (Madrid, Spain)

 Raveneye Announce UK Tour.

Raven EyeSaturday 21st March 2015
Oli Brown, singer and multi award winning guitarist, released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years supporting Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satrianiamongst others - and he is still only 25 years old.

Kev Hickman has showcased his drumming in a series of YouTube videos, collecting over hundreds of thousands of views to date, whist bassist Aaron Spiers left his native Australia, released his own solo albums, and has written several orchestral scores.

These three talented musicians make up Raven Eyewhose debut five track EP is releasedon 11th May 2015 via Rook Recordings. Title track ' Breaking Out'has already been making waves, with Classic Rock calling it a ‘filthy monster of a song’. You Tube sensation FrankieOnPCchose to feature it on one of his video games leading it to pick up over 100,000 listens on SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/itsraveneye/breaking-out.

Warren Riker was brought into mix the EP whose full tracklisting is:
Breaking Out
Get it Started
Run Away
Hey Hey Yeah
You Got It

After touring Europe this month, the band head out on a UK tour supporting Blues Pills in
April 2015.
Wed 22nd London 02 Academy Islington
Thurs 23rd Cardiff The Globe
Fri 24th Manchester Academy
Sat 25th Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Mon 27th Belfast Limelight
Tue 28th Glasgow Cathouse
Wed 29th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thurs 30th Bristol Bierkeller

 Three Days Grace Announce New Album.

3 Days GraceSaturday 21st March 2015
Three Days Grace proudly announce their brand new single 'I Am Machine' taken from their upcoming album HUMAN - due for release April 27th. The album is now available for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.

A limited edition 2 CD deluxe version of the album will be available to fans on Three Days Grace’s site. This is the bands first album with new singer Matt Walst. On HUMAN, Three Days Grace re-teamed with producer Gavin Brown who produced the band’s platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album.

“We went back to our roots a bit and recaptured that collaborative feeling of being in a band and bringing out the best ideas in each other,” says band member Neil Sanderson.

“Gavin was a huge part of that in the beginning and we feel like we’re back in those days where we’re high-fiving each other with guitars in our hands.”

In addition, Nick Raskulinecz and Chris Lorde Alge mixed HUMAN. The band has spent much of the year vigorously touring, writing and recording their new album.

Comments Neil Sanderson about their new single: “Sonically, we wanted to create a ‘machine-like’ sound in parts of the song. We were inspired by the images from the opening scene of Tim Burton's ‘Edward Scissorhands’…relentless machines turning and churning, never ceasing to operate. Lyrically the song is about how sometimes you feel like you are in an endless routine and cannot escape. Every day seems the same. No freedom from the vicious cycle that your life can sometimes become…no control, you begin to feel numb to the world around you, as you yearn to just feel anything, any emotion.”

Watch the video for 'I am Machine Here' : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zx6RXGNISk

The band holds the record with now 13 #1 singles at Active Rock Radio, more than any other band in history and has sold over 6 million albums in the United States. Their previous album TRANSIT OF VENUS was released in October 2012, debuted #1 on the Hard Rock Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and was nominated for Best Rock Album of the Year by the Juno Awards.

Catch Three Days Grace at This years Download Festival in Donington, UK

 Dan Reed Announces UK Shows.

Dan ReedSaturday 21st March 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

 Less Than Jake Announce One Off show With Anti-Flag.

Less Than JakeSaturday 21st March 2015
Hot off their sold out tour with Yellowcard - Less Than Jake are excited to announce a very special show at London's Brooklyn Bowl at the O2 on August 8th. They will be joined by Anti-Flag!!

You don't want to miss this one! Head over to www.brooklynbowl.com on Friday March 20th at noon when tickets go on sale or if you are an O2 priority customer you can grab them tomorrow!

 Broken Hope Announce UK Shows.

Broken HopeSaturday 21st March 2015
BROKEN HOPE have joined forces with extreme metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING, along with openers THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA and BLEEDING UTOPIA, to bring their live show to UK shores for the first time in the history of the band! The 'APRIL ATROCITY EUROPEAN TOUR' includes three special UK dates this coming April 2015. Founding member and guitarist Jeremy Wagner comments on how it feels for the band to finally play their first shows in the UK:

“I speak for all of us in BROKEN HOPE when I say we’re excited, stoked, chuffed, and thrilled to tour Europe in April on the perfectly titled, ‘APRIL ATROCITY TOUR.’ This time, we’re headlining—which is a first—and our old friends, INTERNAL BLEEDING, are coming along for the ride, and this all makes for an awesome lineup that also includes The Walking Dead Orchestra and Bleeding Utopia. From WARSAW to GLASGOW, this is tour is will leave a mark!

Moreover, this tour is EXTRA SPECIAL as it brings BROKEN HOPE to the UK & SCOTLAND for the FIRST TIME in our entire career!!! Our UK fans have been writing us for years, begging for us to perform there, but it’s never been able to happen—until NOW! That said, I’m ecstatic that BROKEN HOPE is finally going to bring our brand of DEATH METAL to the UK! And I promise, our concerts will be worth the wait and unforgettable!

Spread the word, BROKEN HOPE is coming back to EUROPE in APRIL!”

The tour dates rack up as follows:

21st April - Nambucca, London
22nd April - Audio, Glasgow
23rd April - The Hub, Plymouth

 Rebecca Ferguson Announces 2016 UK Tour.

Rebecca FergusonSaturday 21st March 2015
The amazing Rebecca Ferguson, whose voice has been compared to Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, has reached for the stars with her third album ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ which is released on RCA Records now.

The album is Rebecca’s interpretation of songs recorded by the legendary Billie Holiday, some of which featured on Holiday’s iconic record, itself titled ‘Lady Sings The Blues’. Holiday’s album and story led to the multi award winning film and record starring Diana Ross but Ferguson now brings her own experience and story to these classic songs for a new generation.

Rebecca wanted to record in a studio where Billie herself had recorded, so chose the famed Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, the legendary studio where many classic recordings were also made by artists including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald.

‘Lady Sings The Blues’ is produced by Troy Miller, who has previously worked with Amy Winehouse, Rumer, Laura Mvula, Dexys Midnight Runners, Chaka Khan and ‘Gershwin recomposed’.

The first single from the album ‘Get Happy’ is available to download now. ‘Get Happy’ was recorded by Rebecca as part of the album sessions because she always loved the song and felt that it would fit well with the rest of her album. Reaction to it at a series of intimate showcases confirmed her view that it should be the first single from the album.

In February and March 2015 Rebecca will perform her brand new ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ in its entirety at a short series of intimate shows at St James Theatre in London.

Watch Rebecca record some of the album at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles here;

http://vevo.ly/ck0RYR

The shows at St. James Theatre will take place on:

MARCH 19, 20, 21

‘Lady Sings the Blues’ follows Rebecca’s amazing debut album ‘Heaven’ which sold over a million copies and received an ecstatic response from the media with The Times writing that it ‘scales the heights of ‘Dusty in Memphis’.’ Rebecca’s second album ‘Freedom’ saw the praise continue as she evolved into a bona fide superstar vocalist.

‘Lady Sings the Blues’ is released 100 years after Billie Holiday’s birth.

‘Get Happy’ will be released as the first single, available to download on March 2.

PRAISE FOR REBECCA FERGUSON:

‘Her talent is undeniable – her voice is smooth and soulful, like hot caramel poured over a bucket of ice cream’ – The Observer

‘Husky powerhouse vocal – she earned her standing ovation. Superb’ – The Times

‘Ferguson’s debut album is good enough to challenge Adele for chart supremacy with at least 3 ballads so understated and confident that they recall the heydays of both Mary J Blige and Macy Gray’ – Sunday Times

‘There is nothing about this record I don’t like’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Scales the heights of ‘Dusty in Memphis’ ‘ – The Times

‘A heartwarming journey from loss to fulfilment’ – The Independent, 4*

‘…genuine, solicitous, expression of uplifting sentiment’ – The Guardian, 4*

‘Rebecca Ferguson always was remarkable… the delivery is fabulously confident – powerful and gritty… ‘Freedom’ confirms her as a real find.’ - Mail On Sunday 4*

2016 tour dates:
January 2016
22 Oxford New Theatre
23 Birmingham Symphony Hall
24 Leicester De Montfort Hall
26 London Royal Festival Hall
27 Ipswich Regent Theatre
28 Cambridge Corn Exchange
30 Gateshead Sage
31 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
February 2016
01 Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre
03 Glagow Royal Concert Hall
04 Blackpool Opera House
06 York Barbican
08 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
10 Sheffield City Hall
11 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
13 Guildford G-Live
14 Plymouth Pavilions
16 Cardiff Dt Davids Hall
17 Bristol Colston Hall
18 Southampton Guildhall

 Like A Storm Stream New Album 'Awken The Fire'.

Like A StormMonday 16th March 2015
New Zealand band LIKE A STORM are set to release 'Awaken The Fire' on Monday March 16th in Europe. The new album is now streaming ahead of its release here

Furthermore LIKE A STORM is 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

Digital:
http://smarturl.it/LASATFiTunes
http://smarturl.it/atfAMAZONMP3

EMP: http://emp.me/xcN

'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

 Black Stone Cherry Announce UK Shows.

Black Stone CherryMonday 16th March 2015
Not content with headlining the second stage at Download Festival, those hard-working Kentucky boys, BLACK STONE CHERRY have added two additional shows a piece in both the UK and Ireland during their UK visit this June.

The extra dates rack up as follows:

Thu 11th Jun - GLASGOW Garage
Mon 15th Jun - CORK Pavilion
Tue 16th Jun - DUBLIN O2 Academy
Wed 17th Jun - BELFAST Ulster Hall

 Dog Eat Dog Announce One Off UK Show.

Dog Eat DogMonday 16th March 2015
Rapcore legends DOG EAT DOG have announced an exclusive, one off UK show to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The band plays London’s Camden Underworld on Sunday April 12th.

Formed in New Jersey from the ashes of Mucky Pup, DOG EAT DOG became one of the pioneers of rap-rock, being one of the first bands to fuse hardcore with rap in a way that would later become commonplace.

They released their debut full-length ‘All Boro Kings’ via Roadrunner in 1994. Packed full of good time party hits such as ‘No Fronts’, ‘If These Are Good Times’ and ‘Who’s The King’, it went on to sell over 600,000 records worldwide.

https://youtu.be/c_FAGSiyiR4

With huge support from MTV – including an appearance on the Beavis & Butthead show, where they were labeled as “a bunch of butt-munches” by the shows’ animated hosts – it was not long before DOG EAT DOG were filling huge theatres around the world, as well as sharing stages with the likes of Rage Against The Machine, Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss and Metallica.

Now, 25 years after their formation, DOG EAT DOG return to deliver the hits in an exclusive, intimate setting.

Catch them at The Underworld, Camden Sunday April 12th 2015

 Devilment Announce New Guitarist.

Chunk No Captain ChunkTuesday 10th March 2015
Paris, France rockers Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! are excited to reveal the details for their new album 'Get Lost, Find Yourself', set for release on May 18th. The five-piece have become known for their lively brand of pop punk with a metallic alter ego.

On their upcoming new album Get Lost, Find Yourself, the band flexes a whole new set of creative muscles, delivering new anthems for the Chunk diehards through 10 tracks of pure pop punk energy tempered with their signature breakdowns. While Chunk! makes music that is delightfully bipolar and has an innate knack for getting most pits moving, the members are quite serious about their craft and knew that their third album had to reflect their growth as people and as artists.

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producer Kyle Black (Comeback Kid, New Found Glory, The Color Morale) Get Lost, Find Yourself follow's 2010's Something For Nothing and 2013's Pardon My French, each establishing the band's foothold in the scene.

Get Lost, Find Yourself - Track Listing:
1) Playing Dead
2) City of Light
3) The Other Side
4) Set It Straight
5) Pull You Under
6) What Goes Around
7) Worst Case Scenario
8) Twist The Knife
9) Get Lost, Find Yourself
10) Every Moment

 Slayer To Release Limit Edition Picture Disc For Record Store Day.

SlayerThursday 12th March 2015
'When The Stillness Comes', plus a 2014 live recording from Wacken Open Air of 'Black Magic' (from the band's 1983 album, 'Show No Mercy') will be available as a limited edition (5000 copies only) 7" vinyl picture disc (images attached) via Nuclear Blast Records. The platter will be exclusively available at all participating independent record stores worldwide. Point your mouse at http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/participating-stores/ for a full list of stores involved.

SLAYER (Tom Araya, Kerry King & Paul Bostaph) recorded 'When The Stillness Comes' last year in Los Angeles with super-producer, Terry Date. The band are currently in the final stages of recording what will be their first new album since 2009's Grammy-nominated 'World Painted Blood' opus, with the new release expected for an Autumn release via Nuclear Blast.

 

 Nekrogoblikon Announce New Album 'Heavy Meta'.

NekrogoblikonThursday 12th March 2015
Nekrogoblikon, the Los Angeles-based band who describe their music as “goblin metal” and became internet sensations with their day-in the-life-of-a-goblin video for “No One Survives,” return with new album, Heavy Meta on June 1 in UK/Europe. A new song from the album, “Full Body Xplosion,” can be heard here: http://youtu.be/_UHh0HqcXGU.

"A thousand years ago, we began writing an album, explained Nekrogoblikon singer, Scorpion. “Then we spent 998.5 years dicking around in the cave networks of rural Kentucky. After we were all spelunked out we decided we might as well finish the album. The album is Heavy Meta."

The 10-song album arrives via the multimedia outfit’s new label, Mystery Box, which is distributed by Razor & Tie. Mystery Box will serve not only as the band’s label but also as a freestanding production company headquartered in downtown Los Angeles.

"We're excited to finally announce the launch of Mystery Box, which will not only serve as a label for Nekrogoblikon and other musical acts, but also as a creative hub for artists and projects outside of the music realm. It's going to be a lot of fun,” said guitar player Alex “Goldberg” Alereza.

Heavy Meta cover, illustration by Aleksander Vujovic:

 Frank Iero Announces Record Store Day Relese.

Frank IeroThursday 12th March 2015
With his debut UK headline tour on the horizon, Frank Iero announces the latest release from frnkiero andthe cellabration for Record Store Day 2015 ‘Live At BBC Maida Vale’, released April 18th on Hassle Records. A collection of the recordings made for Daniel P Carter’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, ‘Live At BBC Maida Vale’ was, as the name suggests, recorded at the world famous Maida Vale studios and was first broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on November 30th 2014. Released on limited edition mint pearl 12” vinyl, this release will be limited to 1,000 copies for the entire world. Every copy of the record will also come with a download code for all the tracks on the album.

Of the release Frank Iero says ...
“I remember as a young kid flipping through albums at my local record store and stumbling across amazing legendary bands releasing "Live BBC Sessions". Being American those import releases weren't common place, they seemed to have a magical or mysterious quality to them. Over the past 14 years I've been lucky to have gotten the privilege to play and record at BBC Maida Vale a few times with my bands, but we never officially released those recordings. Not until now. I'm extremely proud of this session. I love these versions of the songs. What's fun for me is that when I recorded the record, I did everything by myself in my basement. I never heard the songs in a live setting before committing them to record. So now after the release and putting a band together in order to tour, the songs have taken on a different life and it's nice to have been able to capture that progression especially in such a historic and meaningful environment.”

This news comes ahead of Frank Iero’s debut UK headlining tour, starting April 16th, taking in 9 dates across the country, with many dates already sold out, including a sold out show at London’s Underworld with a 2nd date added due to the phenomenal demand, frnkiero andthe cellabration will also perform at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals. Frank Iero released his debut solo record, ‘stomachaches’, last year to fantastic reviews in the UK rock press, along with the videos for ‘.joyriding.’ and ‘.weighted.’ the two singles from the album to date.

Catch Frank on the UK tour at these dates...
April 2015
16th Academy 3, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
17th The Key Club, Leeds (SOLD OUT)
19th King Tuts, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
20th O2 Academy 2, Newcastle
22nd The Globe, Cardiff (SOLD OUT)
23rd The Haunt, Brighton
24th O2 Academy, Oxford (SOLD OUT)
28th The Underworld, London (SOLD OUT)
29th Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
May 2015
10th The Underworld, London

 Henry Rollins Announce 2016 Tour.

Henry RollinsThursday 12th March 2015
Henry Rollins has forged his own distinct career path, with the intensity of his punk rock roots with Black Flag and Rollins Band matched by the uncompromising attitude that has permeated through his spoken word performances and journalism. Now Rollins – who can also add actor, radio host and TV presenter to his eclectic list of credits – has announced details of his first UK “talking shows” since his memorable Long March tour of 2012.

Dates are as follows:

January 2016
10th Bristol, St George’s Hall
11th Newcastle, Tyne Theatre
12th Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
14th London, Barbican
15th Birmingham, Town Hall
16th London, Barbican
17th Dublin, Vicar Street
18th Glasgow, Academy

Tickets go on sale on Friday 13th March at 9am and are available from the links above or www.henryrollins.com

In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humourist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic”. When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full.

Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favouring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.

Henry currently hosts a weekly radio show on L.A.’s renowned NPR affiliate KCRW, in addition to writing weekly columns for the LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. In 2013, after previously anchoring shows for IFC and National Geographic, Henry joined the History Channel’s H2 network as host of the TV show 10 Things You Don’t Know About. In 2014, Henry received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the arts, his passion for social activism, as well as his intense passion for the importance of maintaining books and libraries.

 Devilment Announce New Guitarist.

DevilmentTuesday 10th March 2015
Dani Filth's Witch County slippery horrors DEVILMENT have announced their brand spanking new guitarist to be one Sam S Junior (seated, bottom left) who has joined the DEVILMENT ranks just in time for their appearance at this weekend's Hammerfest in Pwllheli, North Wales.

DEVILMENT play Saturday - Main Stage at 6.15pm sharp.

Writing for the follow-up to DEVILMENT's debut album “The Great And Secret Show” (out now on Nuclear Blast Entertainment) has already begun with new guitarist Sam S Junior, and promises to be a step-up from the previous material - which in all fairness, is pretty fucking good already.
And if you don't already possess it, the album as a stunning limited edition blue vinyl can be bought over at the Nuclear Blast UK Store.
The CD can also be bought for a splendid £7.99 in the Amazon.co.uk March sale.

 Hollywood Undead To Release New Studio Album.

Hollywood UndeadTuesday 10th March 2015
Los Angeles based hip-hop/metal veterans Hollywood Undead have announced the release date of their forthcoming studio album, 'Day of the Dead'. The album (the band’s first since 2013’s 'Notes from the Underground'), will be released March 23rd on Interscope Records and will feature the current single and title track, 'Day of the Dead.' Leading up to the release, the band will be unveiling five new tracks from the album.

Check out 'Day of the Dead' here: http://youtu.be/S9tBzyCsy8w

Fans can pre-order 'Day of the Dead' now and will immediately receive a download of single 'Day of the Dead' and new song 'Usual Suspects.'

Hollywood Undead will be playing the main stage of this years Download festival.

 The Early November Announce New Album.

The Early NovemberTuesday 10th March 2015
The Early November are back and poised to take 2015 by storm with the release of their new album Imbue, due out May 11th via Rise Records. Imbue finds the New Jersey rock band sounding galvanized and more dynamic than ever, as evidenced by "Narrow Mouth," the first single from the new album. The track's driving verses steadily build to an absolutely enormous chorus that announces The Early November's return with a bang.

In addition to the release of Imbue, The Early November are set to embark on lengthy headlining tours of Europe and North America. For the European trek, The Early November has recruited support from You Blew It! and A Great Big Pile Of Leaves. In North America, the band will be joined by Lydia and Restorations. Preorders for Imbue, as well as tickets for The Early November's upcoming tour dates are available here.

Listen to "Narrow Mouth"

The life of The Early November has been filled with ups and downs, the likes of which a group of kids from New Jersey could never have anticipated when they released their debut full length, The Room's Too Cold on Drive-Thru Records in 2003. The unexpected success of that album opened many doors for the young band and lead to perhaps the greatest challenge of the band's career; the creation of their sophomore release, the daunting triple disc concept album The Mother, The Mechanic, and The Path. Despite the positive response to the album, the stressful recording process lead to the announcement of an "indefinite hiatus" less than 7 months after it's release.

This break proved to be exactly what the band's members needed to grow both as people and musicians. Their separate endeavors, musical and otherwise, allowed them to experiment, make mistakes, and most of all, learn, all without the mantle of The Early November and it's past. When the band suddenly felt compelled to play together again in 2011, the reformation was as surprising to the band as it was for it's fans, who quickly sold out The Early November's first reunion show at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Mere months earlier, a reunion had seemed to be the most unlikely thing to happen, but even before playing a second time, the old friends knew that they wanted to make a record together, and dove back into being a band.

That record would be 2012's In Currents. The album marked The Early November's return from a six year hiatus and Rise Records debut. In Currents was a perfect portrait of a band wearing it's past proudly but continuing to forge ahead. Now with Imbue, The Early November's fourth full length, the band continue that effort, crafting powerful and dynamic rock music that is undeniably modern without abandoning it's roots.

Recorded in multiple sessions at frontman Ace Enders' Living Room Recording studio,Imbue features the band's strongest songwriting to date with Enders saying "This is my favorite album I've ever been a part of. I think one of the reasons is that we did it at two separate times. So there is a definite difference in the personality of the songs. I love when an album doesn’t sound uniform and I think that's what makes this one sound and feel so special to me." This willingness to try new things has allowed The Early November to continue to prove that they have more than successfully navigated the crests and troughs of the early 2000's emo wave, and can flourish as a vital rock band today.

The Early November of 2015 has been through countless highs and lows but has emerged stronger than ever. Never content to rest on past success, The Early November have managed the seemingly impossible task of embracing their legacy while remaining relevant and uncompromising. Imbue is a statement, a message that can be heard loud and clear across ten tracks of simmering contemplation and roaring crescendos.

Imbue tracklist:

1. Narrow Mouth
2. Better This Way
3. Magnolia
4. The Negatives
5. Boxing Timelines
6. Circulation
7. Harmony
8. Cyanide
9. I Don't Care
10. Nothing Lasts Forever

Tour Dates:
04/21 Leeds, UK @ Key Club *
04/22 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts *
04/23 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute *
04/24 Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms *
04/25 Bristol, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival *
04/26 Nottingham, UK @ Hit the Deck Festival *
04/28 Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios *
04/29 Kingston, UK @ Fighting Cocks *
04/30 London, UK @ The Garage *
05/01 Southampton, UK @ Joiners *
05/02 Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock #
05/03 Paris, France @ Klub
05/04 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang *
05/05 Berlin, Germany @ Comet *
05/06 Cologne, Germany @ Underground *
05/12 Dallas, TX @ Trees ^
05/13 Austin, TX @ Mohawk ^
05/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
05/16 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour ^
05/17 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^
05/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound ^
05/20 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre ^
05/22 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge ^
05/23 Howell, MI @ Bled Fest
05/24 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre ^
05/26 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop ^
05/27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre ^
05/29 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon ^
05/30 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room ^
05/31 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ^
06/02 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
06/03 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^
06/04 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^

* w/ You Blew It!, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves
# w/ You Blew It!
^ w/ Lydia, Restorations

 Shields Announce The Revival Tour.

ShieldsTuesday 10th March 2015
Metal 5-piece, SHIELDS, are heading out on tour with their pals in Carcer City for a big run of small town shows throughout England.

Sam Kubrick, (Vocals/Guitar) explains; "This our first UK run since November. We are revisiting some new places as well as old and we're incredibly excited to be on the road Carcer City. They are an extremely talented band who will no doubt blow everyone away, every night!"

TOUR DATES:
30.04 Edinburgh - Studio 24
01.05 Dundee - Buskers
02.05 Warrington - The Doghouse
03.05 Bolton - Alma Inn
05.05 Sheffield - Corporation
06.05 Hull - O' Rileys
07.05 Birmingham - Oobleck
08.05 Harlow - The Square
09.05 Peterborough - The Radius
10.05 Bridgewater - Tiki Beach

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club To Release Live Album And DVD.

Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubTuesday 10th March 2015
San Francisco rock legends Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are pleased to announce the release of ‘Black Rebel Motorcycle Club- Live In Paris’ on May 4th through Abstract Dragon.

The double album and accompanying DVD was recorded live at Theatre Trianon in Paris on February 24, 2014, during the band’s sold-out tour of Europe. In addition to the full concert, the DVD also includes the documentary film 33.3% by Yana Amur, which shows fans an intimate side of the band never seen before. A full track list can be found below.

“It was a little over a year ago while sitting in the back of a passenger van outside Tokyo, all of us covered in sweat and half-cocked grins trying to catch our breath after having just walked off stage, I remember someone uttering the idea that we might actually really want to think about filming one of these shows before it's all over,” reflects vocalist and bassist Robert Levon Been. “I guess my first reaction was that we could all use a very long hot shower much more than another live DVD at that exact moment. My second was that it might be a shame if we reached the end of that tour without capturing any of the beauty and even brutality of it. But a lot of the music we create is not only where we exist, but also where we escape to.’

‘It’s difficult though with film to avoid making a band into just another 'reality show' that’s crafted into a product on a shelf, and at the same time just painting a plain picture of a live concert would almost be like a dream without very much color or feeling,” continues Robert. “In the end we have released two separate films to show both sides of the same coin….'Live In Paris' is the dream. And '33.3% Documentary' is the morning after.”

The concert film was directed by Bartleberry Logan and won the 2014 UK Music Video Award for “Best Live Concert Film.” Live In Paris will be available as a 3 Disc set (2 CDs + 1 DVD) or 3 Vinyl collection+ 1 DVD. Fans who pre-order either format will have the opportunity to augment their purchase by adding a poster and/or T-shirt, both exclusive to the pre-order. Fans can begin placing their pre-order immediately at http://blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com where they can also preview some clips from the concert and documentary. As a bonus for those who pre-order, fans will be able to immediately download 6 digital tracks from the album.

Live In Paris CD/Audio Tracklisiting
1. Fire Walker
2. Let The Day Begin
3. Returning
4. Lullaby
5. Hate The Taste
6. Rival
7. Teenage Disease
8. Some Kind Of Ghost
9. Sometimes The Light
10. Funny Games
11. Sell It
12. Lose Yourself
13. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
14. Ain’t No Easy Way
15. Berlin
16. Conscience Killer
17. Screaming Gun
18. Rifles
19. Stop
20. White Palms
21. Spread Your Love
22. Mercy
23. Shuffle Your Feet
24. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)

DVD Tracklisting
1. Fire Walker
2. Let The Day Begin
3. Returning
4. Lullaby
5. Hate The Taste
6. Rival
7. Teenage Disease
8. Some Kind Of Ghost
9. Sometimes The Light
10. Funny Games
11. Sell It
12. Lose Yourself
13. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
14. Ain’t No Easy Way
15. Berlin
16. Conscience Killer
17. Rifles
18. Stop
19. White Palms
20. Spread Your Love
21. Mercy
22. Shuffle Your Feet
23. Whatever Happened To My Rock ‘N’ Roll (Punk Song)

 All Time Low Unleash New Video And Announce Their Forthcoming Album 'Future Hearts'.

All Time LowTuesday 10th March 2015
They’ve repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.1 million albums worldwide, raked in 100+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe… All Time Low is a bona fide worldwide sensation and they’re kicking off a whole new chapter in 2015.

Kicking off the ‘Future Hearts’ cycle with comeback single, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’, an A-List record at BBC Radio 1, with an accompanying video that’s already sitting pretty on 2.4 million YouTube plays, the Baltimore quartet are back with ‘Kids in The Dark’, ahead of their sell-out ‘One Night In London’ Wembley Arena show.

After a two-year writing binge, band members Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Rian Dawson and Zack Merrick are back with what is already being called the “most anticipated album of 2015”: their sixth studio album, ‘Future Hearts’. The massive buzz surrounding the new album triggered a fan frenzy among their 5+ million followers on social media. The hype caused 2015 tour ticket sales to soar, notably selling out their March 20th date at London’s Wembley Arena in less than a week, a feat which saw the band promptly announce a co-headline UK arena tour with You Me At Six, completed in February of this year.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, All Time Low has released five studio albums, toured with bands such as Blink 182, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters, played major festivals around the world, including Reading/Leeds in the UK, Soundwave in Australia, Summersonic in Japan, and the legendary Vans Warped Tour in the U.S.

Also known as “ATL”, the quartet have had repeated success on major music charts and their singles, ‘Dear Maria, Count Me In’ and ‘Weightless’, have been certified gold in the US. ATL has debuted three consecutive albums in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, while their last full-length, ‘Don’t Panic’, scored a Top 10 album chart position in the UK, debuting at #9.

With well-earned recognition for their success, the group has won two AP Awards and two Kerrang Awards, landed the title of “Best Pop Punk Band” at the Top In Rock Awards, and were named “Band of the Year” by Alternative Press Magazine. All Time Low was also recently named one of Tumblr’s most re-blogged bands of 2014.

Beyond the stages of sold out arenas, the band has also made their mark on the film and gaming industries. Their music has made its way onto popular video games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and their song ‘Painting Flowers’ was featured on the soundtrack for Disney’s Johnny Depp blockbuster, Alice in Wonderland. In 2015 All Time Low will make their big screen debut and appear as themselves in the upcoming film, Fan Girl, alongside Meg Ryan and Kiernan Shipka. The guys will have a featured role as the fan-focus of a 15-year-old girl who chooses to follow her favorite band for a film project. ATL will also provide the soundtrack for the highly anticipated new film.

Over the past year, the group has been dedicated to writing and completing their upcoming sixth studio album, Future Hearts. The new album was produced by John Feldman, who has produced and co-written numerous hits for the likes of Good Charlotte, The Used, and Australian boy band sensation, 5 Seconds of Summer. All Time Low band member, Alex, has also written hit tracks for 5 Seconds of Summer and English pop-rock group McBusted.

Future Hearts will release through Hopeless Records on April 6th, and exclusive pre-order bundles are available now at http://www.hopelessrecords.com/futurehearts and on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/futurehearts.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'KIDS IN THE DARK' BELOW:
http://smarturl.it/KITDvideo

 Kyle Gass To Release Debut Album With The Kyle Gass Band.

Kyle Gass BandTuesday 10th March 2015
What does Kyle Gass, One half of the mighty Tenacious D do when he’s not playing with Jack Black in the greatest band in the world? He assembles an otherworldly super-team of badass dudes to back him up in his own project, The Kyle Gass Band, whose superlative, self-titled debut album is now set for release on April 20th on SPV’s Steamhammer label.

***‘Our Job To Rock’, the first single taken from the album, will be unleashed on April 13th***

“Along with The D’s longtime electric guitarist, John Konesky, resident Sasquatch and guitarist/vocalist, Mike Bray, mythical bass legend, “Uncle Jazz” and percussion genius/international heart-throb Tim Spier, the rollicking gentlemanly ensemble traverses hill and dale to bring earth-shattering rock and roll to the wanting 100’s.

If you’re lucky enough to catch this man-herd on the road, you’ll surely count it as one of your finest living days. If you’re less lucky (but still quite fortunate) to have only cast ears on the debut recording, then consider yourself nothing short of pregnant. 2 years off-and-on, and in between Tenacious D mega-tours, the accomplished men honed their sound and forged a master-work only craft-able by the deepest knowledge of a master. Men, women, children, domesticated house pets, earth roaming wild mammals, sea-dwelling creatures of the deep, insects, species yet unknown, gods and leaders, universal truths, and earthly lies; all lay wanting in subjugation to the new interstellar constant that is the Kyle Gass Band. Get the record today, throw on some headphones, and take the journey, friends, for you have something the band can never have… The ability to listen, with child-like wonder, to the magic of song, while having no earthly clue how to create such brilliance… Such is the albatross of genius… Such are the chains of unparalleled skill… Such is the KGB.” (© thekylegassband.com)

Chock full of “good-time rock-and-roll done right, with incredible harmonies, hugenormous guitars and just the slightest dusting of flute”, ‘The Kyle Gass Band’, the KGB’s debut offering, is a wondrous collection of ten equally irresistible, classy, classic compositions. Don’t miss the chance to catch the band play them live at London’s Underworld on May 1st!

Line-Up:
Kyle Gass – vocals, Guitar
Mike Bray – Vocals, Guitar
John Konesky – Guitar, Vocals
Jason Keene - Bass
Tim Spier – Drums

Tracklisting
1. Manchild
2. Dyin´ Day
3. Bro Ho
4. Our Job To Rock
5. Tremendous
6. Ram Damn Bunctious
7. Questionable
8. Getting The Band Back Together
9. Road Chops
10. Gypsy Scroll

Tourdates:
24.04. D-Berlin - Postbahnhof
25.04. D-Hamburg - Übel & Gefährlich
26.04. D-Hannover - Musikzentrum
28.04. D-Essen - Turock
29.04. D-Frankfurt a.M. - Nachtleben
01.05. UK-London – Underworld
03.05. D-Karlsruhe – Substage
04.05. D-Munich - Backstage
05.05. D-Nürnberg - Hirsch
06.05. CH-Solothurn - Kofmehl
07.05. CH-Luzern - Schüür
08.05. A-Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
09.05. A-Vienna – Szene Wien


 

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds 5 More Bands.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 10th March 2015
BLOODSTOCK is romping into March with 5 more metal monsters to add to the 2015 bill!

Recently reformed sludgecore beasts, RAGING SPEEDHORN will be bringing their filthy riffs to the Ronnie James Dio main stage. The band’s Gordon Morison comments “We’re over the moon to be playing BLOODSTOCK 2015. It’ll be awesome to share the stage with some of our old friends like Orange Goblin and Napalm Death. See you down the front!”. Check out the official video for ‘The Hate Song’ from their arsenal of tunes; Raging Speedhorn - The Hate Song (Uncut Version).

Progressive metal Brits XERATH also bring the heavy to Friday’s main stage. The band enthuse, "We are utterly stoked to announce we will be returning to Catton Hall once again to perform at this year's Bloodstock festival. We are especially proud to confirm we will be gracing the mainstage for the first time since our debut at the festival in 2009 which promises to almost certainly be a career defining moment for the band. We sincerely cannot wait to see you all there! Warm up those necks Bloodstockers!" Check out their video for ‘Machine Insurgency’ here; Xerath - Machine Insurgency - Official Video HD (Candlelight Records).

French groove metal eccentrics,TREPALIUM are set for a Sophie stage slot on Sunday. Dubbed “one of the most stupidly entertaining bands in the metal underground right now” by Metal Hammer, these former touring mates of the mighty Gojira released a new EP, ‘Voodoo Moonshine’ via Season of Mist late last year. Check out the super cool video for ‘Moonshine Limbo’ from that EP here: TREPALIUM - Moonshine Limbo (Official Video).

Dutch death metal outfit, VILLAINY also join the Sophie stage line up on Sunday. Check out some tunes over at http://villainyofficial.bandcamp.com/. Also filling out the Sophie bill on Saturday are hotly tipped Brit metal four-piece, GODSIZED. Check ‘em out over at https://godsized.bandpage.com/.

Seen the new BLOODSTOCK trailer? Wrap your eyes round this little taster of 2015: http://youtu.be/RN59Lu494lQ.

Tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2015 are available via the 24hr ticketline at 0871 230 5584 or online at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956, priced at the very reasonable £135 (plus booking fee) for a four-day Thursday through Sunday weekend ticket with camping. VIP packages and upgrades are also available, plus pre-booked car parking pitches. Camper van pitches are now all sold out.

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 and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED and WOLF. Plus over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and GODFLESH, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, PRITCHARD VS DAINTON, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, BAST, SAILLE, BATALLION and DESTRAGE. Plus, there’s still even more bands 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.

 A Day To Remember Unleash New Video.

A Day To RememberTuesday 10th March 2015
Ocala, Florida natives A Day To Remember have just released an awesome new music video giving fans a personal tour of their hometown.

A Day To Remember head back to the UK this summer when they appear at this years Download Festival.

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

 Attention Thieves Back To Release Album.

Attention ThievesMonday 9th March 2015
Berkshire quartet, Attention Thieves, have been away for quite some time and no one seems to know quite what happened?

From promising beginnings - playing festivals such as Reading & Leeds, touring and sharing the stage with such bands as Enter Shikari, Mallory Knox, Deaf Havana and Neck Deep, their last release, 7 track EP, ‘Hard Truths’, received rave reviews and was championed by many radio/TV stations, magazines and press.

How was it then, that the band tipped by many as the next UK rock band to breakthrough, disappeared quietly into the background?

The truth is a week before the release of, ‘Hard Truths’, the band’s label went bust on them and they were promptly dropped by their management, due to the massive campaign debt the label had left them with. Finally and perhaps most importantly, the band had also been dealing with their own demons.

The four piece found the chain of events difficult to deal with, working so hard for so many years to get within spitting distance of their dreams, only for them to spiral away and out of control. To be capable of touring whilst shouldering a slipped disk, singer/guitarist, Alex Green, had become further reliant on self-medication to deal with the pain which resulted in addiction. It all came to a boiling point when he had a heart attack, aged 27, during the recording of their debut album, ‘Year of the Jackal’. A complete lifestyle alteration was needed, and fast… for some member’s it would prove lifesaving.

The new look Attention Thieves completed the album that almost never saw the light of day and it is by a country mile, their strongest material to date. ‘Year of the Jackal’ is a genuine triumph, both musically and subject-matter wise, littered with passion and irresistible hook-laden choruses.

‘Culture of Fear’, debuted exclusively on last night’s BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, speaks for itself and is a fitting reemergence from a band who are back in the ring and ready for the next bout.
WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘CULTURE OF FEAR’ HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh4xMiB9vp0

'Year of the Jackal' - Tracklisting:
1) Crooked Teeth
2) Coins
3) Tell Me (What Are You Scared Of)
4) Hangnail
5) If You’re Not With Us
6) You Never Learn
7) Doubts
8) Culture Of Fear
9) Sleepyear
10) The Jackal
11) Actors Cast As Heroes

'Year Of The Jackal' is now available for pre-order here:
http://bit.ly/YearOfTheJackal

 Enter Shikari Announce Intimate Download Festival Warm Up Show At Motion In Bristol.

Enter ShikariMonday 9th March 2015
Enter Shikari today announced a one-off show at Bristol’s Motion club the Friday (June 12th) before their slot headlining the second stage at 2015’s Download Festival.
Tickets go onsale on Wednesday 11th March at midday via the band’s site : http://www.entershikari.com/shows

This year’s Download will be the second time the band has headlined the second stage. Their previous performance was made available on DVD as part of the ultra-limited-edition format of their recent UK Top 10 album ‘The Mindsweep’.

Enter Shikari will spend the summer touring festivals across Europe.

In the UK, along with Download, they also appear at T In The Park and headline NASS Festival, both in July.

 Billy Idol To Release New Single 'Save Me Now'.

Billy IdolMonday 9th March 2015
Rock icon BILLY IDOL will release his new single “Save Me Now” on 13th April. This Epic rock number is the second single from Idol’s new album Kings & Queens of The Underground and comes after the announcement of the UK and European legs of his 2015 World Tour.

The tour, which begins with shows at the UK’s Isle of Wight and Download Festivals, also includes dates in Glasgow and Cork, and at various other European festivals. Full tour and ticket information is available at BillyIdol.net

“Save Me Now” was co-written by Billy Idol, Twin Shadow and Greg Kurstin, and produced by Greg Kurstin. Greg Kurstin, who was nominated for Producer of The Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards, is known for his work with Sia, Beck, Pink, Foster The People and Lily Allen, amongst others. Twin Shadow releases his new album in May.

Billy Idol’s 2015 Kings & Queens of The Underground World tour, which has been playing to rave reviews across North America, next visits Australia and New Zealand in March and April.

A live review in The Times recently stated: – “at the end of his sold-out show at Hammersmith, Billy Idol stood at the front of the stage. With legs apart, naked torso rippling, eyes glaring and fists raised above his head.” “The biggest pop star to emerge from the English punk scene of the 1970’s was back to mark his patch.”

For all the latest Billy Idol tour dates, updates and information, visit BillyIdol.net.

 Manchester Orchestra Announce European Tour.

Manchester OrchestraMonday 9th March 2015
Atlanta-based hard rock quintet Manchester Orchestra is thrilled to announce their headlining European tour, which will kick off in Milan on August 19th and conclude at the Reading and Leeds Festival on August 30th. This is the first headlining European tour for Manchester Orchestra, touring in support of their 2014 album COPE and its companion album, HOPE, a stripped-down, reimagined version of the songs off COPE. Public onsale begins Friday, March 6th.

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

Manchester Orchestra 2015 European Tour

19/8/15 – Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia
21/8/15 – Munich, Germany – Strom
23/8/15 – Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
24/8/15 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet
25/8/15 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow
27/8/15 – Brighton, UK – Concorde
28/8/15 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
30/8/15 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival

 V Festival Adds A New Dance Tent For 2015 Festival.

V FestivalThursday 5th March 2015
This year V Festival 2015, sponsored by Virgin Media, has added a dedicated dance tent that will host a world-class line-up of the freshest DJ talent.

The Dance Tent will be the ultimate destination for dance music heads at the festival and will build on the previous dance music offering, replacing the Futures stage.

Oliver Heldens and Hannah Wants will take the headlining spots over the weekend, accompanied by UK garage sensation DJ EZ, BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Mistajam and Monki, My Nu Leng, Alex Adair, Sam Feldt, Philip George, Toddla T, Goldie, Moxie and Marvin Humes presents Luvbug.

Taking place across the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd August 2015, across the two festival sites in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire the festival will welcome further dance acts and DJs such as Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Nero, Annie Mac and Andy C across its four stages.

The dance acts will be joining headliners Calvin Harris and Kasabian and the rest of the line-up which includes: 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.

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

 Cancer Bats Stream New Album.

Cancer BatsThursday 5th March 2015
Ahead of its release on Monday, Toronto’s beloved Cancer Bats have made their awesome new album “Searching For Zero” available to stream via their own Youtube page. Go and check out the fantastic record right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZszFwETvrI&feature=youtu.be

Searching for Zero is now available for pre-order at iTunes and the bands store. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant grat of the lead single “Arsenic In The Year Of The Snake”. The iTunes version of the album will also 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.”

Since first turning heads in 2006 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Cancer Bats, made up of lead vocalist Liam Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, drummer Mike Peters and bassist Jaye Schwarzer, have arduously and unrelentingly toured across the globe, averaging about 300 shows a year in both 2011 and 2012 alone. Truly one of the hardest working bands in Canada, 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 JUNO’s to Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

The Bats return to the UK in April on a co-headline tour with While She Sleeps (Hundreth and Oathbreaker will also join the tour). Be sure to catch this awesome line up at one of the following shows:

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

 In Hearts Wake Announce New Album 'Skydancer'.

In Hearts WakeThursday 5th March 2015
In Hearts Wake have announced their new album Skydancer will be released on May 4 via UNFD, and the video for lead single Breakaway is now available to watch on YouTube.

A documentary on the creation of the album is available to watch now at skydancerproject.com

Skydancer is the second half of an ambitious project that has been planned in secret well before the release of award-winning breakthrough album Earthwalker. Skydancer will be released 364 days after its predecessor. Both albums were recorded in the same session as 2013 drew to a close and share a multitude of themes across their artwork, lyrics and charitable intentions.

“I'd been searching for a concept that could explain the relationship between the masculine and feminine worlds and how we needed to be at peace with both in order to be whole,” says frontman Jake Taylor, who also wrote and produced the video for 'Breakaway'. “Many indigenous cultures believed that the human body was a bridge between Mother Earth and Father Sky. One could not exist without the other, and therefore everything was one. To me, the essence of these two divine energies could be seen even within my own parents, and I felt like I was the product of both.”

The album includes a new version of former single 'Skydancer' featuring Jonathan Vigil of The Ghost Inside, as well as guest appearances from Marcus Bridge of Northlane and J Hurley and Ben Marvin of Hacktivist.

Skydancer will also see In Hearts Wake working in conjunction with Local Futures - a non-profit organisation lead by Helena Norberg-Hodge; pioneer of the localisation movement and director of of the award-winning documentary, The Economics of Happiness. The organisation is dedicated to the protection and renewal of ecological and social well being at a local, tangible level.

Byron Bay quintet In Hearts Wake released Earthwalker on May 2, 2014, which debuted at #5 on the ARIA Charts. They went on to sell out their entire album tour, break through into the European and North American markets and play as one of the headliners at the inaugural UNIFY Gathering in January. The band also planted 1,379 native Australian trees as part of the album campaign. Voted #1 album on triple j’s Short Fast Loud poll and the Best Australian Album in the Blunt Magazine Readers' Poll, the album was a critical and commercial success.

In Hearts Wake - Skydancer
1. Aether
2. Skydancer (feat. Jonathan Vigil)
3. Breakaway
4. Badlands
5. Insomnia
6. Oblivion
7. Wildfire
8. Cottonmouth
9. Erase (feat. Ben Marvin & J Hurley)
10. Intrepid (feat. Marcus Bridge)
11. Father

 Nass Festival Announce We Are The Ocean And More Acts For 2015 Festival.

We Are The OceanWednesday 4th March 2015
Redbull Culture Clash 2014 winners Rebel Sound are the third headline act to join the already huge NASS 2015 line-up. The UK’s newest sound system heavyweights formed of Chase & Status, MC Rage, Shy FX and David Rodigan MBE will bring serious bass to the Main Stage. Having beaten off the likes of A$AP Mob and Boy Better Know to win the Culture Clash title, Rebel Sound have secured themselves as a completely unique supergroup with a big sound.

Rebel Sound join already confirmed headliners Public Enemy and Enter Shikari when the festival returns on Friday 10th July to Sunday 12th July. Tickets are on sale NOW via the website here. For the first time, NASS have three headliners over three days meaning there’s longer hours of music and DJs playing until 3am!

Second on the bill is major player in the Grime game, Lethal Bizzle. One of the most exciting rappers to emerge from the UK underground scene, he has worked with everyone from Babyshambles to Mark Ronson. One thing’s for sure, his performance at NASS is guaranteed to be Deeeeeench! Heading to the new Open Air Main Stage will be Essex-based rock band We Are The Ocean. Never being ones to play by the rules, their energetic live shows are what got them noticed by titles such as Kerrang - expect a seriously high octane performance by this four piece. London MC and Slew Dem Crew member Tempa T, well known for his excitable nature and fierce vocal delivery has been on the forefront of Grime music since 2006. He’ll be setting the stage alight at this years NASS festival and bringing that London hype to Somerset.

Hip-Hop super producer Just Blaze is next to join the bill. Having worked with the biggest names in music (Jay Z and Kanye to name a few) we’re excited to see what he’ll be bringing to NASS. Junglist solder Congo Natty is one of the most influential figures in the underground UK music scene and a fundamental figure in the development of Jungle music. He’ll be bringing the Jungle Revolution and lighting up the NASS stage this summer. Representing the UK Grime scene along with Lethal Bizzle and Tempa T is 2014 MOBO award winner Stormzy. Expect to hear incredible versatile lyrical ability from this Grime newcomer.

New to the music movement Dub Mafia have already managed to cement themselves as one of the most popular dance acts in the UK. The seven piece collective will be bringing an eclectic mix of drum and bass, dub, dubstep, basement, breakbeat and world music into their NASS set. Lastly, we have Get Hot - the brand new collaborative project between established electronic producers, FTSE and Jakwob.

NASS is the #1 music and action sports festival in the UK - join us from the 10th to the 12th July 2015 at the Bath & West show ground. The line-up keeps getting better so keep your eyes peeled to see who’s going to be joining the following confirmed artists;

Enter Shikari // Rebel Sound // Public Enemy
Sigma // Hannah Wants // Roni Size Reprazent
Congo Natty // Gentleman’s Dub Club // High Contrast // Just Blaze // Lethal Bizzle // Mike Skinner // Roots Manuva // Tempa T // We Are The Ocean
PLUS
Audio // Calyx & Teebee // Cause & Affect // Crissy Criss // Daktyl // DC Breaks // DJ Darko // DJ Hazard // Dillinja // Dimension // Dub Mafia // Dub Pistols // Get Hot // GotSome // Joe Ford // Kito & Reija Lee // Majistrate & Shabba // Mak & Pasteman // Mickey Pearce // Low Steppa // Paleman // Plastician // Premise // Prototypes // Rene la Vice // Sinprint // S.P.Y // Taxman and Original Sin ft. Unknown & Felson // Troy Gunner // Woz

Check out the highlights from NASS 2014 here!

NASS 2015 tickets are on sale NOW. NASS operates a tiered ticketing system with price bands for tickets changing over time. The sooner you buy, the cheaper it is! A set allocation of tickets is saved for each tier, which will close when the allocation of tickets is sold out.

 Luke Friend To Release Single and Tour The UK.

Luke FriendWednesday 4th March 2015
Singer songwriter Luke Friend has announced his first ever headline tour this spring. The ‘Hole In My Heart Tour’ will follow the release of his highly anticipated single of the same name on March 29th.

Dates are below:
Saturday 18th April Barrel House, Totnes
Sunday 19th April Deaf Institute, Manchester
Monday 20th April Mine – Leeds University, Leeds
Tuesday 21st April King Tuts, Glasgow
Wednesday 22nd April O2 Academy, Bristol
Thursday 23rd April Borderline, London

 Electric River To Support Stiff Little Fingers.

Electric RiverWednesday 4th March 2015
Kent rocker's ELECTRIC RIVER head out as guest's on Stiff Little Fingers 'No Going Back' U.K tour this Friday.

The band have now slimmed down to a 3 piece and are also nominated for 3 gong's at this Friday's Pure Rawk Awards - Best Band, Best Guitarist (Will Whisson) and Best Album-'The Faith And Patience'.

Electric River are releasing a special tour E.P, 'Besides The Faith And Patience' of non album track's that will be available on the tour.

And finally, Electric River will announce their first European tour and U.K festival dates shortly. Keep The Engine Burning...

ELECTRIC RIVER WITH STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
06/03/15 02 Academy - Bournemouth
07/03/15 02 Academy - Bristol
08/03/15 Solus - Cardiff Uni
09/03/15 Rough Trade Records - Nottingham-Free Show (E.R only)
10/03/15 Waterfront - Norwich
17/03/15 Barrowlands - Glasgow
18/03/15 02 Academy - Leeds
20/03/15 Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton
21/03/15 The Assembly - Leamington Spa
22/03/15 Junction - Cambridge
24/03/15 Phoenix - Exeter
25/03/15 02 Academy - Oxford
26/03/15 The Forum - London
27/03/15 The Roadmender - Northampton

 Anti-Flag To Release New Album 'American Spring'.

Anti-FlagWednesday 4th March 2015
Historically, Pittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have always had important, socially conscious messages to convey and musical statements they've been driven to make, and that ethos remains intact with new album, American Spring – their Spinefarm Records debut, due out May 25th.

The band has shared the front & back album artwork, and the images will certainly spark conversation and perhaps inspire change, which is the spirit in which punk rock was initially founded.

There are plenty of ways in which the viewer can interpret the vivid artwork, which features a woman wearing a black hajib veil, while the back cover shows an American soldier in combat fatigues; both of their faces are obscured by an exploding pink flower.

"The songs on American Spring are an aggressive critique of the global social and political climate of 2015," Anti-Flag explain. "The artwork is no different. The cover art is meant to challenge our collective view of violence and peace. The entire American Spring package includes essays, personal liner notes, and further information behind the driving forces of each song, detailing ways for us all to take action against injustice in the world. The American Spring is now."

On March 31st, the first track on the album, ‘Fabled World’, will be premiered worldwide. The full album track-listing is as follows:

AMERICAN SPRING
1)Fabled World
2)The Great Divide
3)Brandenburg Gate
4)Sky Is Falling
5)Walk Away
6)Song For Your Enemy
7)Set Yourself On Fire
8)All of The Poison, All of The Pain
9)Break Something
10)Without End
11)Believer
12)To Hell With Boredom
13)Low Expectations
14)The Debate Is Over (if you want it)

 Engel To Embark On UK Tour.

EngelWednesday 4th March 2015
On December 2014 Engel released their fourth album “Raven Kings”, through Gain Music. The album is produced by the bands founder and songwriter, Niclas Engelin from In Flames, and is mixed by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat).

In March 2015 Engel will tour the UK and Europe supporting Amaranthe.

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

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

UK Tour Dates:
Tue 17th Mar London, O2 Academy Islington
Wed 18th Mar Wakefield, Warehouse 23
Thu 19th Mar Glasgow, ABC2
Fri 20th Mar Manchester, Academy 3
Sat 21st Mar Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sun 22nd Mar Bristol, Marble Factory

 Godsized To Release Second Album.

GodsizedWednesday 4th March 2015
Godsized are set to return with their second record, “Heavy Lies The Crown” on Metalville records on 30th March 2015. Famed for their live performances, the band spent a year writing and recording the album with producer Chris Coulter (Jamie Lenman).

The release follows 2013’s critically acclaimed debut “Time”, and is an aggressive, melodic statement of intent from the UK four piece. From the heavy riffing of album opener “Welcome to Hell” to wall of sound on “Push Against The Tide”, from the classic sounding twin guitars of “Saving You” to the slow groove of “Stone Cold Blow To the Head”, Godsized mix heavy crushing music with the melodies of Glen Korner. Listen to the album, see one of the shows, Godsized delivers the goods.

The band has played hundreds of shows in countless countries across Europe and supported many of their heroes (Black Label Society, Life Of Agony, My Ruin, Monster Magnet, Saxon and more). They have a loyal fan base, a tank full of gas and a record that will sell tickets. Godsized are set to tour throughout 2015. More dates to follow but album launch date confirmed as

Tuesday 24th March 2015 Camden Barfly, London

Tickets available from http://thebarflylondon.com/listings/date/2015/3/24/

It’s time for rock and roll to forget about hashtags, selfies and followers. It’s time for rock and roll to be about great music. Godsized are setting the new standard. Heavy Lies The Crown.

Pre-order the new album at http://www.pledgemusic.com/godsized

Tracklist
1. Welcome To hell
2. Saving You
3. Push Against The Tide
4 Never A Better Time
5. Web Of Lies
6. Fade
7. Forgotten Friend
8. Do You See What I See?
9. Stone Cold Blow To The Head
10. Out Of Fear
11. Pay Your Debt

 Imagine Dragons To Release New Single 'Shots'.

Imagine DragonsWednesday 4th March 2015
AUS rockers Imagine Dragons have announced the release of their latest single ‘Shots’, which impacts April 20th on Polydor Records.

‘Shots’ is one of the highlights from the band’s acclaimed new album ‘Smoke & Mirrors’, which hit the top spot of the UK and US album charts on it’s release. Q raved about it in their 4* review saying “Hits? Smoke + Mirrors bristles with them. A modern pop-rock gem.”

‘Shots’ is a deeply melodic track, starting off with catchy guitar and synth hooks, with Dan Reynolds’ distinctive vocal over the top, and comes with the spectacular video, which was filmed as inspired by the artwork of Tim Cantor, who designed all the artwork for the band’s album. Watch the video here

Currently playing shows in Mexico and South America before hitting the road for a huge tour throughout the US the band head back to the UK for 10 arena dates this winter, to state their claim as one of the best and biggest live acts around.

Imagine Dragons play:
04-Nov-15 London O2 Arena
05-Nov-15 London O2 Arena SOLD OUT
06-Nov-15 Nottingham Arena
10-Nov-15 Leeds Arena
11-Nov-15 Cardiff Arena
13-Nov-15 Manchester Arena
14-Nov-15 Newcastle Arena
15-Nov-15 Glasgow SSE Hydro
17-Nov-15 Belfast Odessey Arena
20-Nov-15 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Tickets on sale now.

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, and 4 million albums worldwide.

 Decade To Support Set It Off.

DecadeWednesday 4th March 2015
Following their recent stint with US emo kings, The Used, Decade popped home long enough to pick up a change of pants before revealing that they will be back on the road with Set It Off this May; this comes in addition to the news that June will see Decade appearing on the Download Festival bill.

Meanwhile, catch the band this weekend at Takedown Festival alongside acts such as Mallory Knox, Charlie Simpson & Arcane Roots, or perhaps at Hit The Deck Festival which takes place over 2 days and various venues in both Bristol (April 25th) and Nottingham (April 26th).

DECADE LIVE 2015
March 07 – Southampton University (Takedown Festival)
April 25 – Bristol (Hit The Deck)
April 26 – Nottingham (Hit The Deck)

May 04 - King Tuts, Glasgow (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 06 - Underworld, London (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 07 - Sound Control, Manchester (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 08 – Corporation, Sheffield (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 09 - Asylum 2, Birmingham (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 10 - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 12 - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 14 – Underground, Cologne, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 15 – Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 16 - Rock Café, Hamburg, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 17 – Comet, Berlin, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 19 - Backstage Club, Munich, Germany (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)
May 20 – Dynamo, Eindhoven, Netherlands (w/Set It Off + Brawlers)

June 12 - Download Festival, Castle Donington
DECADE’s debut album, ‘Good Luck’, is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 Wilson Announce New Record Deal.

WilsonWednesday 4th March 2015
Detroit rockers WILSON are thrilled to announce their new label deal with Razor & Tie and to celebrate, they're giving away a free download of brand new song, 'Hang With The Devil' over at their website, www.wilsonpartyanimals.com.

WILSON recently wrapped work on the follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed debut, 'Full Blast Fuckery', with producer Johnny Andrews (Halestorm, All That Remains) in Atlanta, GA. The newie will be released this summer via Razor & Tie.

Frontman Chad Nicefield is excited for everyone to hear the fruits of their efforts, enthusing in true Chad style: "We wanted to come to all your homes and make your pussy ass neighbors bang their heads in hell with us. But since we can't personally do that we thought we would instead give you the gift of a wet willy for your brain hole and smack you right in the kisser with this tasty nugget of debauchery...come hang with us and one of our very best friends!"

The band kicked off a UK/ European tour on February 27th with Halestorm and Nothing More (tour dates below).

In relation to the ink drying on their Razor & Tie deal, Chad continues, “WILSON is a band that's here to prove rock n' roll is still alive and kicking out the jams, motherfuckers! When we thought about who would be the right label to release this monstrous record, we knew that Razor & Tie was the "wham bam, thank you ma'am" home we needed! We share the same hard workin', nose to the ground, eye to the sky mentality. With our brand spankin' new crew set to help us take our sweet, sweet fuckery sound to the masses...we can focus on what Wilson was created to do... worldwide devastation.”

“The guys in Wilson want to rule rock and so do we. We are totally psyched that they have chosen to work with us,” adds Razor & Tie co-owner Cliff Chenfeld.

Wilson hail from Detroit, MI and self-released their debut, Full Blast Fuckery in 2013. Via non-stop touring, the band built a loyal following and has played alongside the likes of All That Remains, GWAR, Jason Newsted, He Is Legend, and Sevendust. They also racked up sets on a number of festivals in 2014 including Rock On The Range and Louder Than Life, playing both as the only unsigned band. Additionally they rocked the GWAR-B-Q, Earthday Birthday, Common Ground Festival, and WIIL Fest with Rob Zombie. Wilson also recently played the main stage at Shiprocked 2015 and Motorhead's recent Motorboat cruise.

Wilson is Chad Nicefield (vocals), Jason Spencer (guitar), Kyle Landry (guitar), James Lascu (bass), and Matt Puhy (drums).

remaining Wilson Tour Dates (with Halestorm and Nothing More)
March 5 – Leeds, UK – Academy
March 6 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
March 7 – Inverness, UK – Ironworks
March 9 – Wolverhampton, UK – Civic
March 10 – London, UK – Roundhouse
March 12 – Southampton, UK – Guildhall
March 13 – Cardiff, UK – University Great Hall
March 14 – Manchester, UK – Apollo

 Mastodon Announce Vinyl Reissue Collection.

MastodonTuesday 3rd March 2015
As previously announced, Mastodon have announced they will reissue all of their Reprise Records titles on vinyl in the coming months. The first album in the series will be 2006’s Blood Mountain, which will be issued today, March 3rd, on a mix of solid yellow and transparent green vinyl. Upon its release, Guitar World called Blood Mountain “pulverizing,” with an “utter restlessness that grips you tighter with each cut.” It also placed at No. 9 on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2007.

The next installment will be on June 2nd, featuring 2009’s Crack the Skye, pressed on baby blue vinyl. Earning Mastodon unanimous critical praise, the album led to Rolling Stone calling them “the greatest metal band of their generation – no one else comes close,” while Revolver praised Crack the Skye as the work of “a band at the peak of its musical and conceptual powers.” We’ll remind you of the other titles as we approach the countdown.

Mastodon will also release a Limited Edition 12” vinyl picture disc in celebration of Record Store Day on April 18th, which features original artwork by Mastodon guitarist, Brent Hinds. The disc is comprised of a new song titled “Atlanta,” featuring guest vocals from Gibby Haynes from Butthole Surfers, originally only available digitally as part of the Adult Swim Singles Series. The ‘B-Side” is an unreleased instrumental version of “Atlanta,” and is exclusive to this very limited RSD pressing.

Don’t miss Mastodon on the road in the US co-headlining with their friends Clutch for THE MISSING LINK TOUR, which kicks off on April 16th in St. Paul, MN, with support provided by Big Business. Sweden’s Graveyard will then take over the main support slot starting in Los Angeles on April 29th for the remaining dates, closing out the tour in Columbus, OH on May 24th. Tickets are on sale now. Please visit www.mastodonrocks.com for more info.

Mastodon will return to the UK this summer to perform at Reading and Leeds festival.

 As It Is Unleash New Lyric Video.

As It IsTuesday 3rd March 2015
Brighton-via-Minneapolis pop-rockers, As It Is, have posted a lyric video for new single, ‘Concrete’, the follow up to debut single, ‘Dial Tones’. Both tracks feature on the quintet’s forthcoming debut album. ‘Never Happy, Ever After’, which will be released on April 20th on Fearless Records.

The album tracklisting will be as follows:

TRACKLISTING
1. Speak Soft
2. Cheap Shots & Setbacks
3. Sorry
4. Drowning Deep in Doubt
5. Dial Tones
6. My Oceans Were Lakes
7. Concrete
8. Turn Back to Me
9. Can't Save Myself
10. Silence (Pretending's So Comfortable)
11. You, the Room & the Devil on Your Shoulder

Packages for the album are available now for a special limited pre-order price:

Digital: found.ee/neverhappy
Physical: found.ee/neverhappypre

Watch the lyric video for ‘Concrete’ by clicking below or head to or head to asitisofficial.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOEg7YsjMR0

The band are also pleased to announce a special intimate release day headline show at a secret London venue on April 20th ahead of their appearance at the Hit The Deck Festivals, tickets for the show are available here:
found.ee/neverhappypre

Following the release show, the band will embark on their co-headline tour of the UK in May with This Wild Life at the following shows:

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

 Meghan Trainor Announces New Single.

Meghan TainorTuesday 3rd March 2015
Meghan Trainor has today announced her new single ‘Dear Future Husband’, through Epic Records. The track is the third single to be taken from her UK chart-topping debut album Title released earlier this year and well on its way to gold status.

As the biggest new global pop phenomenon of recent years, ‘Dear Future Husband’ is Meghan Trainor’s open letter to her potential soul mates. With a typically tongue-in-cheek lyric among her unmistakable sound of big room brass, finger clicks and funky doo-wop pop, ‘Dear Future Husband’ will have Meghan Trainor lovers throughout the world pledging their troth to their super sassy heroine.

‘Dear Future Husband’, which already has over 25 million audio plays on YouTube alone, follows from the incredible success of the chart-busting singles ‘Lips Are Movin’, and the international super hit ‘All About That Bass’ – which has surpassed 1 million sales in the UK. With a YouTube account that is close to clocking up a BILLION hits, Meghan Trainor is well on her way to complete world domination with her perfect pastel pop. It’s something that’s set to explode even further when the video for ‘Dear Future Husband’ is unveiled shortly.

Meghan Trainor is currently on her first headline tour of the US and will be visiting the UK in April for a four-date tour, which will see her headline London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on April 13th. Full tour details can be found below:

UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
Apr 9th – Manchester, Ritz
Apr 10th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Apr 11th – Birmingham, Institute
Apr 13th – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

 Millencolin To Release New Studio Album.

MillencolinTuesday 3rd March 2015
Iconic Swedish skate-punks Millencolin announce their eighth studio album, True Brew, due for release April 27th via Epitaph. The record follows 2008’s Machine 15, listen to the first cut in their brand new music video for ‘Sense & Sensibility’ here: http://youtu.be/0InNoCjry7k.

True Brew sees Millencolin nodding to their earliest influences like Bad Religion through galloping drums and fast, technical riffing. Lyrically, they tackle modern sociopolitical issues in ways the band never have before, take standout track ‘Sense & Sensibility,’ which vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic wrote about the growing problem of nationalist and racist political parties in his native Sweden.

Sounding both timeless and modern, True Brew is a record that could only come out of four adults who have been side by side since they were teenagers, who have weathered changing politics, shifting cultures and the rise and fall of all kinds of musical trends. It’s clear the band members are just as unified as they were when they formed Millencolin, roughly 23 years, seven albums and 1,500 live shows ago. “We’re a band truly formed from respect and understanding for each other and our passion for rock music,” explains Sarcevic. “If you ask us, this is the best job in the world!”

True Brew was self-recorded by the band, mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, produced by vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic and Färm in Soundlab Studios, with all artwork, photography and music videos created by guitarist Erik Ohlsson.

Most bands never make it this far in their careers, at least not without a handful of ex-members, lawsuits and various skeletons in their respective closets. And one listen to True Brew will tell you that Millencolin are back, they’re as strong as they’ve been in a decade or more and that they’ve never lost that fire.

Millencolin will tour Europe through May and June this year at the dates below.Pre-orders for True Brew are available at http://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/millencolin/

May
1st Frankfurt, Batchkapp (DE)
2nd Meerhout, Groezrock Festival (BE)
3rd Amsterdam, Melkweg (NL)
4th Cologne, Live Music Hall (DE)
5th Berlin, C-Club (DE)
6th Vienna, Arena (AT)
7th Munich, Backstage Halle (DE)
8th Nuremberg, DER HIRSCH (DE)
23rd Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival (UK)
24th Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival (UK)
25th Wolverhampton, Slam Dunk Festival (UK)
12th Interlaken, Greenfield Festival (CH)
19th Scheessel, Hurricane Festival (DE)
21st Tuttlingen, Southside Festival (DE)
25th Norrkoping, Bravalla Festival (SW)

True Brew Track Listing:
1. Egocentric Man - 2:34
2. Chameleon - 2:57
3. Autopilot Mode - 1:59
4. Bring Me Home - 2:27
5. Sense & Sensibility - 2:37
6. True Brew - 3:22
7. Perfection Is Boring - 2:59
8. Wall Of Doubt - 2:45
9. Something I Would Die For - 2:50
10. Silent Suicide - 1:19
11. Man Of 1000 Tics - 2:52
12. Mr. Fake Believe - 2:36
13. Believe In John - 3:20

 Toseland To Release New EP.

ToselandTuesday 3rd March 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 and Reef and festival shows such as Download, 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”. The EP also features a cover of “The Teardrop Explodes Reward”. The EP builds on Toselands 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 7" vinyl with the exclusive pre order at Pledgemusic.com. 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).

If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorbike racer, music 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

 Primus Announce June UK Shows.

PrimusTuesday 3rd March 2015
Primus are set to return to the UK for the first time since 2012 for 3 special shows. ‘An evening with Primus’ will consist of 2 full sets and encores.

All three shows will be extra special as they will be the first UK shows for 18 years to feature the original line up of Tim Alexander, Led Claypool and Larry Lalonde.

‘Primus & The Chocolate Factory’ will be performed in it’s entirely, an album born out of a New Years Eve Willy Wonka-themed Primus show. Claypool says “…it felt good… I don’t think we’ve ever had a better combination of elements,” it felt so good, in fact, that he decided to take Primus into the studio to prepare the soundtrack for an album release. Claypool admits that he’s always, “in some way, wanted to be Willy Wonka,” and, also, that he’s always wanted to work a cover of “The Candyman” -- a memorable number from the film’s soundtrack -- into Primus sets

Primus are one of the most influential and forward thinking guitar bands of our time, known for their alternative anthems ‘Tommy The Cat, ‘Those Dammed Blue Collar Tweekers’, ‘Lacquer Head’ , ‘My Name Is Mud’, ‘Jerry Was A Racecar Driver’ and of course the ‘South Park Theme’.

Formed in 1984 Primus has gone onto become one of the most important alt-rock bands of the last 30 years with releases such as ‘Suck On This’, ‘Sailing The Sea Of Cheese’, ‘Pork Soda’, The Brown Album’, ‘The Anti Pop’ and more recently with ‘Green Naugahyde’. The band have gone on to tour with the likes of Rush, U2 and Public Enemy, showing their versatility and have sold over 7 million albums worldwide. Be sure to catch what will no doubt be an extremely memorable evening.

Dates: June 2015
Tues 23rd London 02 Brixton Academy
Wed 24th Manchester 02 Apollo
Thu 25th Birmingham 02 Academy

Tickets on sale Friday 6th March 10am.
www.kililive.com / www.seetickets.com

 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 histo