Richard Ashcroft Releases New Single 'That's When I Feel It'.

Richard AshcroftWednesday 10th October 2018
Richard Ashcroft today releases a further track 'That's When I Feel It' from the forthcoming album 'Natural Rebel'.. It's a timeless classic that oozes with emotion and showcases Ashcroft's irrepressible swagger and signature vocal.  Last week, Ashcroft announced a UK & Ireland headline tour for April & May 2019, which culminates with a performance at the London Olympia, the first performance at this historic venue since Primal Scream 8 years ago (full dates below). Fans that pre-order the album from the official artist store (https://ra.lnk.to/NaturalRebelWE) before or during the presell period will receive exclusive pre-sale access to the UK tour dates.  Pre-sale tickets are available from today Wednesday 10th October from 9:30am. Pre-ordering provides access  to  the  presale  and  is  not  a  guarantee  of  tickets. General sale tickets are available on Friday 12th October from 9:30am.

'Natural Rebel', his fifth solo studio album is released on October 19th. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG. 'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novello winner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody' (#1, 2000), 'Human Conditions' (#3, 2002), 'Keys to the World' (#2, 2006) and 'These People' (#3, 2016).  

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, 'Natural Rebel' was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

'Natural Rebel' is available to pre-order from https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, Richard Ashcroft's official store offers exclusive bundles. The previously announced signed formats, limited edition clear blue vinyl and signed test pressings from the official store have now sold out! if you pre-order the album from HMV you will also receive a very limited edition CD featuring 2 exclusive tracks from the album recording session, 'Rare Vibration' and 'Guilded Halls' while stock lasts.

Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel' ahead of the main UK album tour next year.

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel' is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


UK & IRELAND Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th – Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th – Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th – Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31st Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd – Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT
Friday April 19th - Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday April 20th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Monday April 22nd - Newcastle 02 Academy
Tuesday April 23rd - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Thursday April 25th - Hull Bonus Arena
Saturday April 27th - Birmingham 02 Academy  
Monday April 29th – Dublin Olympia
Wednesday May 1st – Doncaster Dome
Friday May 3rd - Leicester De Montfort
Saturday May 4th - London Olympia  

 Asking Alexandria Release acoustic Video For 'Alone In A Room'.

Asking AlexandriaWednesday 10th October 2018
Asking Alexandria, one of the most streamed, downloaded, watched, and altogether listened to bands in a generation, have released a brand new video for the beautifully stripped down, acoustic version of their 3rd top ten US radio hit 'Alone In A Room' (currently #8 in the Active Rock charts). Watch it HERE

'Alone In A Room' is the second single to be taken from the band's eponymous 5th studio album (released via Sumerian Records). To date, 'Alone In A Room' has racked up a whopping 13.7 million streams on Spotify, 28 million global streams5 million YouTube Views and spent 5 weeks at #1 on Sirius XM's 'Big Uns' Countdown, as well as 5 weeks on the BBC Radio 1 playlist in the UK. The acoustic version of the track was released as a B side to the single and has received 765k streams to date. Speaking on the gorgeous new video and the acoustic reworking of 'Alone In A Room' Ben Bruce says: 
 
"In celebration of Alone in a Room smashing into the top 10 at radio this week we decided to record a video for our acoustic rendition of AIAR! This has been such an incredible album cycle for us so far and we have barely even started! Thank you all so much for your love and support. This is for us, this is for you! We love you!"

Made with producer Matt Good, Asking Alexandria's self-titled is an unbridled celebration of acceptance, of the strength of diversity and the freedom of “leaning into the crazy” (as Danny Worsnop puts it), instead of struggling for conformity. 

 Halestorm Release Video For 'Do Not Disturb'.

HalestormWednesday 10th October 2018
Grammy-winning band Halestorm today premiered a video for “Do Not Disturb,” the second single from their fourth album, Vicious, which debuted at #8 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and main U.K. Album Chart (as well as #1 U.S. Top Rock Album and Hard Music Album Charts & #1 U.K. Top Rock & Metal Album Chart). The video was directed by Roboshobo (Ghost’s “Rats” video).

’Do Not Disturb’ is based off a true story of mine about a very fun night I had overseas that all started with the pickup line, ‘I think we should make out,’” said frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “And since it’s October... the boys and I decided to spooky-up the story with a few…minor exaggerations.”

Called “a steamy, heavy barn burner” by Rolling Stone, “Do Not Disturb” follows the first single from Vicious, “Uncomfortable,” which reached #1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Chart, Halestorm’s fourth, tying them with The Pretty Reckless for the most #1s by a female or female-led act.

The band recently wrapped up another sold out headline tour of the U.K., including London's O2 Brixton Academy where Live Nation presented the band with commemorative plaques, in honour of selling out every U.K. tour from 2012-2018.

Now on tour across Europe, come November Halestorm will start the third and final leg of their all female-led U.S.A. tour with In This Moment and New Years Day.

 Marillion Announce Massive 2019 UK Tour.

MarillionWednesday 10th October 2018
Marillion have announced that they will return to the road in the UK and Europe in 2019 with an extended line up of musicians joining the band.

The shows will feature the In Praise of Folly String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute, featured on select numbers throughout the show as on previous occasions
In December 2017, Marillion played a sold-out show at The Royal Albert Hall which was the fastest selling concert of the bands career and featured this same ensemble of musicians who also featured on the UK tour in the spring of 2018. The concert at the Royal Albert hall was hailed by the fans and critics alike as ‘one of the best concerts in Marillion’s history’.  The recording of the show, “All One Tonight” has since been released on DVD, Blu-Ray, CD and vinyl and topped the charts in 5 countries.
Marillion will be playing songs spanning their 14 album-career with Steve Hogarth, as 2019 celebrates 30 years of him joining the band.

Steve Hogarth says: “Has it really been 30 years?! Steve R tells me it’s his 40th anniversary so it’s a double celebration! It’s amazing to be in this position after all this time. We’ve added this wonderful six-piece to the band for this entire tour. They’re brilliant players, good friends, and the chemistry we have together has already spoken for itself. I thought we’d never beat that night at RAH... but there’s going to be two nights and two different RAH set lists this time, so let’s see what we, and our legendary fans can do.

Tour Dates are:

November 2019

Fri 01                     Liverpool Philharmonic
Sun 03                   Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Mon 04                 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Wed 06                 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Thur 07             Portsmouth Guildhall 
Sat 09                   Bath The Forum
Sun 10                  Oxford New Theatre
Tue 12                  Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wed 13                Gateshead The Sage                               
Fri 15                    Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Sat 16                   Cardiff St David's Hall
Mon 18                London Royal Albert Hall
Tue 19                  London Royal Albert Hall

 Blood Red Shoes Release Video For 'Mexican Dress'.

Blood Red ShoesWednesday 10th October 2018
Brighton duo BLOOD RED SHOES can today reveal their new video for single 'Mexican Dress' which is out now and can be viewed - HERE

The band will be releasing their new album 'Get Tragic', which features 'Mexican Dress' on January 25 2019, and also have a  set of launch shows in the UK and Europe in early 2019, including London Borderline on Sat 26th January.

Listen to 'Mexican Dress' - HERE
Pre-order 'Get Tragic' - HERE
Tickets can be purchased - HERE

The story of 'Get Tragic' can be traced way back to the relentless gigging off the back of their 2014 self-produced and self-titled record, when the heels finally fell off of Blood Red Shoes at the end of that same year. A near-decade of incessant road time and a non-stop pace of life finally took its toll, with the band stopping only to quickly hammer out "another ten songs" to release as their next record, before ploughing straight back into touring. The pair exhausted themselves to the point of collapse. "We didn't, at any point, have a breather," says Steven Ansel (drums and vocals), "We probably didn't see each other for about 10 days a year, tops, for six or seven years." Understandably, such incessant close proximity led to implosion. "We got the to the end of the fourth record and were like, 'F**k you, I never want to see you again',"Steven adds, half-laughing, half-sighing.

Vocalist and guitarist Laura Mary-Carter packed her bags and bought a one-way flight to Los Angeles, a complete radio-silence between the two bandmates stretching on for months. She fell in with a songwriter's crowd, penning tracks and collaborations with big-time pop producers and pitching songs for the likes of Rihanna. It provided her with "a lot of time to reassess,"she says. Steven, conversely, "went out and took drugs and went clubbing for about half a year," he laughs. "I don't remember a lot about it. Classic break-up move, right?"

"That's the whole running theme of this record," says Steven. "The reason we called it Get Tragic is because we realised that everything we've been doing over the last three years is kinda tragic!" he says, prompting laughter from the pair. "Just like, 'Ooh, I hate you, I'm going to America to find myself', and like 'Ooh, I'm gonna party for the rest of the year!' Everything about it is such a cliché – we were like, 'We've turned into a f**kin tragedy!'"

'Get Tragic', then, fully embraces the absurdity of BLOOD RED SHOES situation. As a result, the pair come out the other side sounding fresher and more assured than ever. Recording in the States, working with a new producer, ditching the two-piece rock rulebook they arguably helped write - everything that went into Get Tragic was a leap into the unknown. Their first move, post-reconciliation was a writing retreat in rural Wales, which saw them woken up by the village community leaders, who entered the house while they were sleeping and banished them from town, fearful of the rock group's proximity to the local church.

Regrouping once more and booking in some more sessions in Leeds, Steven took a phone call a few days before round two. Laura had broken her arm. "I fell off a motorbike," she explains. "I didn't tell anyone – I didn't post anything about it, but the fact is I had a broken arm for a long time." Throughout it all, they went through a conveyor belt of managers and manager firings, the group falling out with everyone around them as they attempted to rebuild their core, two-way relationship. One of those managers "led us into a record deal that was really fucked, and we shouldn't have signed," explains Steven. The subsequent fallout and legal trouble financially crippled them both. As that period came to a close, Laura went through a romantic break-up that still visibly affects her. "We were finally getting there," says Laura, "and I was like, 'No... don't let this happen too...'."

Remarkably, though, Laura's broken arm proved to be a blessing in plaster-clad disguise. Leaving her unable to play guitar, it prompted the longtime-guitarist to pick up a keyboard, and sing more than she ever had before. Through mishap and misfortune, the songs that came out of the sessions were the duo's light at the end of the ever-expanding tunnel. They decamped to L.A. to record with Nick Launay (Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Arcade Fire / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds). He pushed them to explore these new worlds even further, and as such the the after-effects of Laura's motorbike tragedy can be heard throughout 'Get Tragic' – more melodic and synth-led than any of the band's records to date, it embraces electronics and nuance in a way their stripped-back and stomping two-piece rock sound of old never could have.

"That was where it started to make sense," says Steven. "It was like, 'How do we combine our songwriting with electronics and keyboards?' We wanted to have the soul of a rock band, but change the style so it was more interesting, more groovy, and more sexy – and less like everybody else! I started to feel like all rock music around us was one shade of one colour." Laura agrees: "I really find the music industry, and just culture in general, has a sheep mentality. Like, 'Is it okay to like this?' You just need to have a mind of your own. Whether people like it or not, we're at least trying to do something that isn't 'of the moment' or whatever."

Through disaster and dismay, the band have emerged reinvigorated. Every incident has fed into a record of defiance and self-acceptance. Knowingly embracing the tragedy of their movements, and the clarity at the end of such woe – they even laugh at the very idea of having a picture of themselves on the cover – 'Get Tragic' is a total reimagining of the
BLOOD RED SHOES you might think you know.


Currently touring the US with The Presets, tor full list of BLOOD RED SHOES UK and European shows, see below:

Jan 2019
Sat, 26 UK, London, Borderline
Fri, 30, UK, Manchester, Soup Kitchen 
Thu, 31 UK, Glasgow, Stereo Cafe Bar


Feb 2019
Sat, 2 Belgium, Brussels, Rotonde @ Botanique 
Sun, 3 Netherlands, Groningen, Vera
Mon, 4 Germany, Hamburg, Molotow
Tue, 5 Germany, Berlin, Privatclub
Wed, 6 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Sugar Factory
Fri, 8 France, Paris, Point Ephemere

 

 Chthonic Release New Music Video.

ChthonicWednesday 10th October 2018
CHTHONIC have released "A Crimson Sky's Command", the second track from their latest album, "Battlefields of Asura". Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/ltA0HojnmD4

Earlier on in March, CHTHONIC performed the song in public for the first time at one of the biggest music festivals in Taiwan - Megaport Music Festival. The symphonic melody immediately resonates with the fans; one of the fans even covered and uploaded the refrain right after the show. For the music video, CHTHONIC used clips from their performance at Megaport Festival and blended it with the bold and vigorous calligraphic elements. 

Many tracks in CHTHONIC's new album Battlefields of Asura are associated with different Taiwanese gods and goddesses. A Crimson Sky's Command is one of them and was inspired by the god of war “Te-ia-kong”, or “Xuantian Shangdi” in Mandarin. Since it’s about the god of war, the lyrics naturally take on the warpath and aggressiveness. However, Freddy stated that on top of the imagery at the face value, it also represents the courage we need to face, confront and overcome our own weakness. 

CHTHONIC's first album in 5 years is going to drop on October 12th in Europe and the US. Different merchandise will also come out in different areas, including Taiwan, Japan, Europe and the US:
 
 

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Six More Bands For 2019 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirWednesday 10th October 2018
As Halloween creeps up, BLOODSTOCK has prepared an early treat and announced six new bands to join their previously announced Friday night headliner, SABATON on the 2019 bill at Catton Park.

CHILDREN OF BODOM land a Friday spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage in a UK exclusive.  The band entered Danger Johnny Studios with producer Mikko Karmila earlier this year to work on a new studio album, due for release in 2019, following 2015's devilishly good 'I Worship Chaos'.  See the video for 'Morrigan' from that album at: https://youtu.be/jm3kDrBTlt8.

CRADLE OF FILTH return to Catton Park's main stage on Saturday. The British hellfiends are no strangers to our hallowed ground and we're keenly expecting both tricks and treats aplenty.  Lead Cenobite Dani Filth had this to say about returning to BLOODSTOCK; "Obviously we want to finish what we started ten years ago, that is to finish our set!  And for that alone we are really, really looking forward to bringing a massive Cradle show back to the BLOODSTOCK fans.  We f**king can't wait!"  Meanwhile, watch the video for 'Heartbreak And Seance' at https://youtu.be/DNRIaeg6EyY, taken from their gothic horror-infused twelfth album, 'Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay'.

SOILWORK also pick up a Sunday slot in a UK festival exclusive.  The Swedish metallers are currently hard at work in the studio brewing their eleventh studio album and the follow up to 2015's acclaimed 'The Ride Majestic'.  Check out the band blazing through 'This Momentary Bliss' (taken from their 'Live In The Heart of Helskini' DVD) here; https://youtu.be/3RsAF6r3gQw.

BLOODSTOCKers will be able to see the inimitable DEE SNIDER on Sunday's main stage!  The Twisted Sister frontman's recent solo album, 'For The Love Of Metal' was the result of a challenge issued by Hatebreed frontman (and BOA favourite!) Jamey Jasta!  Whilst appearing on Jasta's podcast, Jamey told Dee that he ought to make a "true metal album" and he wanted to produce! The project forged ahead, picking up numerous plaudits on release earlier this year.  Check out the video for 'Become The Storm' - https://youtu.be/hljBz0zTEKQ - for a glimpse of what's in store!

We also welcome QUEENSRYCHE to the main stage on Sunday.  The Todd La Torre-fronted outfit are putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming new album too and are giving PledgeMusic supporters an early taste!  Head over to https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche2 to sink your teeth in and get your claws on all kinds of special pre-order bundles.

Lastly, but definitely not least, Swedish death metal luminaries HYPOCRISY join us on Sunday!  With Peter Tägtgren at their helm, the band released their first record back in 1992 and have released 11 more since.  The band enter the studio in January 2019 to create a new masterpiece, their first since 2013's, 'End Of Disclosure'.  Watch the video for that title track at https://youtu.be/MJsdZ2FR3WM.

Standard weekend tickets are also currently available at 'early bird' prices (just £132 for four days of metal fun), so grab yours now at the ticket store - http://bloodstock.seetickets.com - if you want to save a few quid.  Camper van passes are also available in limited quantities, but be quick, over half the available spaces have sold already!

For those who want their VIP spot guaranteed, BLOODSTOCK's first wave of 2019 Serpents Lair VIP tickets are also available, priced at £290.  A second wave, including the Deluxe VIP packages (Luxpads, Bellepads, Podpads, etc) and a limited amount of VIP upgrades (for those who've already purchased standard weekend tickets) will then become available on 16th December at 9am.  For full details click to http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/pages/vip-camping.

We trialled the deposit scheme for VIP tickets in 2018, but please note, there will be NO DEPOSIT SCHEME for VIP tickets this year.  

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 8th-11th August 2019.  Get additional information over at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

 Stiff Little Fingers Announce March 2019 UK Tour.

Stiff Little FingersSundya 7th October 2018
Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce a 14-date headline tour in March 2019, including the traditional date in Glasgow's iconic venue Barrowland Ballroom on 17th March.

With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers' live shows always become something special, a unique event that never disappoints and the annual spellbinding St. Patrick's day performance in Glasgow's Barrowland Ballroom keeps proving just that. Due to phenomenal demand in last couple of years a second Barrowland's show was added next year, on Saturday 16th March, to make a "St. Patrick's Day Weekend" and this has already sold out!

2019 Celebrates 40 years of the band's iconic debut album 'Inflammable Material'. Released Feb 2nd 1979, Inflammable Material features the legendary tracks 'Suspect Device' and 'Alternative Ulster'.

In recent years the band have played incredible live shows, including: two years of headline sold out hometown shows in Belfast's Custom House Square and London's Hyde Park Show with Green Day.

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

UK TOUR DATES
Wed 6th March      Leeds, o2 Academy
Fri 8th March        Birmingham, o2 Academy
Sat 9th March       Cardiff, Great Hall
Sun 10th March    Bristol, o2 Academy
Tue 12th March    Norwich, Waterfront
Wed 13th March   Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 15th March      Newcastle, o2 Academy
Sat 16th March     Glasgow Barrowland   SOLD OUT
Sun 17th March    Glasgow, Barrowland
Tue 19th March    Inverness, Ironworks
Wed 20th March   Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
Fri 22nd March     Manchester, Academy
Sat 23rd March     Portsmouth, Pyramids
Sun 24th March    London, o2 Kentish Town Forum
 

 Amon Amarth To Release New Documentary.

Amon AmarthSunday 7th October 2018
On November 16th, Amon Amarth will release their new documentary and supporting live album, The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm - which includes a retrospective documentary featuring a wealth of live and behind-the-scenes content and extensive band interviews. This film, produced by Alexander Milas and directed by Phil Wallis, tells the Swedish quintet's history, through both their own eyes and those of the fans that have supported them along the way. UK fans will spot some clips from Bloodstock 2017, when the band were one of the festival's headliners. It is a thrilling collection that pays respect to the faithful, as well as making for a detailed and riveting introduction for those new to their inspiring story. Paired with this documentary is the live video/audio, which contains two different sets at 2017's Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, capturing the unit at their very best.

Having played the German festival numerous times over the years, and loving the family vibe they have always experienced there, Amon Amarth leapt at the chance to appear twice in the same year. Playing a secret, smaller scale set that focused primarily on older material, and then headlining the main stage with full production - including their giant sea serpent and lots of fire - allowed them to showcase their songs at their best - though putting together setlists from such a mighty catalogue was not the easiest of tasks. "For the first night, we wanted to write a set that the fans would enjoy by wholly diving into our back catalogue but also keeping it interesting," explains guitarist Olavi Mikkonen. "But putting the two shows together also made us realise that we have a lot of songs to choose from!" 

WATCH A TRAILER NOW AT
https://youtu.be/VQDOUXCprCA

In the UK, the release will be available in multiple formats via label Music For Nations, including CD/2DVD 8-Panel Digipak, Blu-ray (which includes audio digital download of Main Stage Show), and 2LP black vinyl.

PRE-ORDER AT:
https://amonamarth.lnk.to/pursuitofvikings
CD track-listing (Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017):
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

DVD Digipak and Blu-ray track-listings:
--Documentary
--T-Stage Show: August 16th, 2017
1. Twilight of the Thunder God
2. Free Will Sacrifice
3. With Oden on Our Side
4. The Last with Pagan Blood
5. For the Stabwounds in Our Backs
6. Thousand Years of Oppression
7. Gods of War Arise
8. Versus the World
9. Asator
10. Under the Northern Star
11. Fate of Norns
12. Varyags of Miklagaard
13. Live for the Kill
14. Victorious March
--Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

Vinyl track-listing (Main Stage Show: August 17th, 2017):
SIDE A
1. The Pursuit of Vikings
2. As Loke Falls
3. First Kill
4. The Way of Vikings
SIDE B
5. At Dawn's First Light
6. Cry of the Black Birds
7. Deceiver of the Gods
8. Destroyer of the Universe
9. Death in Fire
SIDE C
10. Father of the Wolf
11. Runes to My Memory
12. War of the Gods
13. Raise Your Horns
SIDE D
14. A Dream That Cannot Be
15. Guardians of Asgaard
16. Twilight of the Thunder God

 Coheed And Cambria Release 'Old Flames' Video.

Coheed And CambriaSunday 7th October 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have debuted an official music video for “Old Flames,” taken from their brand new LP, released today, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES. The official video for “Old Flames” is directed by Charles “Chas” Todd, and features striking choreography masterminded by Broadway luminary Jon Rua who is known for his roles in the 12-time Tony nominated Spongebob Squarepants and the Tony & Grammy Award Winning hit musical Hamilton.  “Old Flames” is a swinging pop-rock anthem with barreling piano and sonic nods to the Fifties.

Coheed and Cambria embark on a headline UK tour next week, with Californian progressive group, Chon, as special guests. Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages can be purchased at coheedandcambria.com.

UK dates for The Unheavenly Tour are as follows:
Tue 9th Oct - CARDIFF Y-Plas
Wed 10th Oct - GLASGOW ABC
Fri 12th Oct - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 13th Oct - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 14th Oct - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue 16th Oct - LONDON Roundhouse

>Fans can also pick up the deeply immersive VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, which includes an exclusive 88-page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The box set also houses a fully wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, a CD of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a three-panel fold-out poster of expanded album cover art and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. For more information on VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, please visit coheedandcambria.com.

Boasting 15 songs over 78 minutes, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES marks Coheed and Cambria’s furious return to concept albums, the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc set within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The LP was heralded earlier this summer with the arrival of its title track, “Unheavenly Creatures,” joined by an official music video, directed by P.R. Brown. “Unheavenly Creatures” takes viewers inside the story's opening chapters where two captured criminals (Creature and Colossus) being walked through a ship on their way towards judgement for crimes committed against society, and perhaps, one another. The video premiered via an exclusive interview with Sanchez at Marvel.com; Sanchez also joined Marvel’s weekly podcast, “This Week In Marvel,” for an extended discussion of THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES and much more.

Coheed and Cambria made their long-awaited return this spring with the arrival of “The Dark Sentencer,” the first new music to be released by the band since their acclaimed 2015 LP, The Color Before The Sun. Leaked to fans by Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella, the 10-minute prog manifesto made global impact with Revolver declaring, “The soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.

 Gary Numan Announces 'The Fallen EP'.

Gary NumanSunday 7th October 2018
Gary Numan has today announced the release of 'The Fallen EP' on November 9th. 'The Fallen EP' consists of 3 new tracks 'It Will End Here', 'The Promise' and 'If We Had Known'. It will be available as a Special Edition Tricolour 12" vinyl, digitally and on CD through the artist store; www.GaryNuman.com.

As well as 'The Fallen EP', Gary will also release a new live album 'Savage, Live At Brixton Academy' on the same date. It's a 3 disc deluxe album offering consisting of 2 audio CD's and concert DVD.

Gary previously announced a string of UK dates for November 2018 with The Skaparis Orchestra, including a date at the Royal Albert Hall, London which sold out in a few hours. See full tour dates below.

Gary Numan's current album 'Savage: Songs From A Broken World', was released in September last year through BMG and earned the best reviews of Gary's career. He entered the UK charts at No.2, a fantastic achievement for the iconic and highly influential artist. The British electro pioneer was also awarded the Inspiration Award for songwriting and composition at the Ivor Novellos last year and has been receiving outstanding live reviews proving that he is on fine form. Now, the tour will take a surprisingly elegant turn when Gary Numan and his band are joined by The Skaparis Orchestra for 7 exclusive shows. With orchestral concerts taking place in Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, London and Glasgow, the shows will feature songs drawn not only from his highly successful 'Savage' album, but also key songs from his vast back catalogue.

Gary Numan's music has always had a filmic quality but with The Skaparis Orchestra joining his regular band, that mix of hard electronic and soaring cinematic atmosphere will finally come fully to life. Gary will also be showcasing the most extravagant light show he's taken on the road for over three decades, designed specifically for these special orchestral performances. 

'Savage, Live At Brixton Academy' is out November 9th. See track listing below;
1.         Hide (Intro)(Live)
2.         Ghost Nation (Live)
3.         Metal (Live)
4.         The Fall (Live)
5.         I'm An Agent (Live)
6.         Bed Of Thorns (Live)
7.         Dead Sun Rising (Live)
8.         Down In The Park (Live)
9.         Pray For The Pain You Serve (Live)
10.       Here In The Black (Live)
11.       Mercy (Live)
12.       Love Hurt Bleed (Live)
13.       My Name Is Ruin (Live)
14.       Cars (Live)
15.       When The World Comes Apart (Live)
16.       Prayer For The Unborn (Live)
17.       Films (Live)
18.       Are Friends Electric? (Live)

 IRichard Ashcroft Releases New Single And Announces UK Headline Tour For 2019.

Richard AshcroftSunday 7th October 2018
Richard Ashcroft today announces a UK & Ireland headline tour for April & May 2019, which culminates with a performance at the London Olympia, the first performance at this historic venue since Primal Scream 8 years ago (full dates below). Fans that pre-order the album from the official artist store (https://ra.lnk.to/NaturalRebelWE) before or during the presell period will receive exclusive pre-sale access to the UK tour dates.  Pre-sale tickets are available on Wednesday 10th October from 9:30am. Pre-ordering  provides  access  to  the  pre-sale  and  is  not  a  guarantee  of  tickets. General sale tickets are available on Friday 12th October from 9:30am.

Richard Ashcroft releases his fifth solo studio album 'Natural Rebel' on October 19th. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG. 'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novello winner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody' (#1, 2000), 'Human Conditions' (#3, 2002), 'Keys to the World' (#2, 2006) and 'These People' (#3, 2016).   
 
Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, 'Natural Rebel' was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

Richard has today also released an acoustic track 'Hey Columbo'. The stand alone track was written by Richard Ashcroft and produced by Ashcroft & Jon Kelly. Ashcroft says of the song; "Warning: This song contains explicit language. Do not play on the school run, but turn it up on the way home."

Listen to new track 'Hey Columbo' here: https://RA.lnk.to/HeyColumboPR 


'Natural Rebel' is available to pre-order from https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, Richard Ashcroft's official store offers exclusive bundles. The previously announced signed formats, limited edition clear blue vinyl and signed test pressings from the official store have now sold out! if you pre-order the album from HMV you will also receive a very limited edition CD featuring 2 exclusive tracks from the album recording session, 'Rare Vibration' and 'Guilded Halls' while stock lasts.

Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel' ahead of the main UK album tour next year.

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel' is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


UK & IRELAND Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th – Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th – Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th – Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31st Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd – Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT
Friday April 19th - Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday April 20th - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Monday April 22nd - Newcastle 02 Academy
Tuesday April 23rd - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Thursday April 25th - Hull Bonus Arena
Saturday April 27th - Birmingham 02 Academy  
Monday April 29th – Dublin Olympia
Wednesday May 1st – Doncaster Dome
Friday May 3rd - Leicester De Montfort
Saturday May 4th - London Olympia 

 Papa Roach Release New Music From Forthcoming 10th Studio Album.

Papa RoachSunday 7th October 2018
Papa Roach released two new songs from their forthcoming [as yet untitled] 10th studio album, "Renegade Music." and "Who Do You Trust?", plus the official music video for the first single "Who Do You Trust?"

The tracks see Papa Roach continuing to push their momentum with bona-fide rock anthems and fearsome hooks. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix explains, "This song is a statement of engagement - In this day and age, who do you trust? The message of the song is to think for yourself and to trust in yourself, and the imagery of the song matches that. It's the sea of information, all of if slightly out of focus - and you're left floating in trying to decide for yourself. Who do you trust?"

"Papa Roach are back with two more anthemic bangers to add to their arsenal", muses Allison Hagendorf, Spotify's Global Head of Music, about the tracks.

Papa Roach have been praised by their peers in the rock world for achieving an "unlikely comeback", with two decades of continued success and a career resurgence with their 2017 release, Crooked Teeth, which debuted in the Top 20 on the US, UK and Australian charts.  Loudwire explains, "[Papa Roach] are entering a new era of their career. Whereas a multitude of their former counterparts have either become nostalgia acts or fallen off the grid entirely, Papa Roach are finding ways to reverse their trajectory...The sky is the limit for a band who play their cards right and are willing to kick down a few walls."
 
Papa Roach have kicked off a mini tour starting today in Richmond, VA, hitting ten cities across North and Latin America, before setting out on a December tour to various military bases in Asia.  The band will also be joining Shinedown and Asking Alexandria on the 2019 North American leg of the Attention! Attention! World Tour.  Additional international tour dates to be announced soon.  For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Oct 5, 2018 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct 6, 2018 – Camden, NJ – Rock Allegiance Festival
Oct 7, 2018 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 9, 2018 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Oct 12, 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Oceania
Oct 13, 2018 – Puebla, Mexico – Tecate Comuna Festival
Oct 16, 2018 – Austin, TX – Austin City Live at the Moody Theater
Oct 17, 2018 – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Ampitheater
Oct 19, 2018 – Arlington, TX – Texas Live!
Oct 20, 2018 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock

Dec 7, 2018 – Misawa, Japan – Misawa Air Force Base
Dec 8, 2018 – Tokyo, Japan – Yokoto Air Force Base
Dec 10, 2018 – Atsugi, Japan – Atsugi
Dec 11, 2018 – Yokosuka, Japan – Yokosuka Naval Fleet Command
Dec 13, 2018 – Apo, South Korea – Kunsan Air Base
Dec 14, 2018 – Pyeongtaek, South Korea – Osan Air Base
Dec 15, 2018 – Pyeongtaek, South Korea – Camp Humphries

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! WORLD TOUR
w/ Shinedown and Asking Alexandria
Feb 20, 2019 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
Feb 22, 2019 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Complez
Feb 23, 2019 – Knoxville, TN – Civic Coliseum
Feb 24, 2019 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstone Arena
Feb 26, 2019 – Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
Feb 28, 2019 – Baltimore, MD – UMBC Fieldhouse
Mar 1, 2019 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
Mar 2, 2019 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar 5, 2019 – Youngtown, OH – Covelli Center
Mar 7, 2018 – Ft. Wayne, IN – War Memorial Coliseum
Mar 8, 2019 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
Mar 9, 2019 – Green Bay, WI – Brown County Arena
Mar 11, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mar 12, 2019 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
Mar 15, 2019 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Center
Mar 16, 2019 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
Mar 17, 2019 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz
Mar 19, 2019 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Arena
Mar 20, 2019 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Gardens
Mar 23, 2019 – Tuscon, AZ – Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

 Imagine Dragons To Release New Album 'Origins' On The 9th November.

Imagine DragonsThursday 4th October 2018
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will release their fourth studio album, entitled ORIGINS, on November 9th via KIDinaKORNER/Polydor Records. The album is available for pre-order HERE. Those who pre-order will receive instant downloads of two Origins tracks: the band's worldwide smash "Natural,"and "Zero," from Walt Disney Animation Studios'film Ralph Breaks The Internet. Watch the video for "Natural" HERE. Listen to "Zero" HERE.  

Origins was conceived as a sister album to Evolve continuing its predecessor's sonic explorations. "It's about seeking new ground but also appreciating your roots," says lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, whose bandmates include guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. "When we create, we create with no boundaries, no rules. We find it thrilling to make music that feels different and new to us."

Imagine Dragons joined forces with producers Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), Mattman & Robin (Selena Gomez, Carly Rae Jepsen), and John Hill (Florence + the Machine) to sculpt the kaleidoscopic and kinetically charged sound of Origins. With the band artfully blending rock, hip-hop, pop, and folk, the album is etched in inventive textures that never distract from an essential element of Imagine Dragons: lyrics that speak to a sometimes-painful self-awareness, but ultimately uplift and inspire.

Origins will be released 16 months after Imagine Dragons' previous album, Evolve, which is certified Gold in the UK and entered the chart at #3, and is now certified double platinum in the US. Evolve was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three huge hits: "Believer," "Thunder,"which scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and "Whatever It Takes".  Imagine Dragons is the eighth most-listened-to artist globally on Spotify with over 40 million monthly listeners. 

 Olly Murs Announce New Album And UK Tour.

Olly MursThursday 4th October 2018
ollowing the release of his swaggering new single 'Moves' featuring Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs returns with his dazzling new album 'You Know I Know', out November 9th on RCA Records.

'You Know I Know' is a landmark release for Olly Murs who celebrates a decade at the top with this, his sixth album, two discs that feature a brand new album and a sparkling hits collection of songs everyone knows. "And the other album is songs only I know," Olly says. "For now."

Highlights include the glorious 'Love Me Again', 'Feel The Same' featuring Nile Rodgers on guitar, and the title track featuring Shaggy. Once again Olly has worked closely with Steve Mac, Steve Robson and Wayne Hector.

'You Know, I Know' is the follow up to '24HRS' which Olly toured last year selling over 600,000 tickets across 24 sold out UK dates. Olly embarks on a 16 date UK arena tour next May including two shows at London The O2 May 16th and 17th. Olly Murs plays:

May 2019 
Weds 1st                               ABERDEEN, BHGE Arena 
Fri 3rd                    GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro 
Mon 6th                                NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena 
Thurs 9th                                BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre 
Fri 10th                  BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena 
Mon 13th              DUBLIN, 3Arena 
Tues 14th              BELFAST, SSE Arena 
Thurs 16th             LONDON, The O2 
Fri 17th                  LONDON, The O2 
Mon 20th              NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena 
Thurs 23rd             LEEDS, First Direct Arena 
Fri 24th                  SHEFFIELD, Sheffield FlyDSA Arena 
Tues 28th              CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena 
Thurs 30th             LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena 
Fri 31st                   MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena 
June 2019 
Fri 7th                     GLOUCESTER, Kingsholm Stadium 
 
Tickets go on sale Friday October 12th at 930am and are available from http://www.gigsandtours.com/ and www.ticketmaster.co.uk


Now firmly established in his red chair as a judge on The Voice, Olly has five multi-platinum albums under his belt, 4 #1 UK albums, 4# UK singles and 6 #1 airplay tracks. He has over 17.5m followers across his socials and without doubt is the X Factor's most successful male artist ever.
 
Full tracklisting for 'You Know I Know Know' below:

CD1 
1. Moves (feat. Snoop Dogg)
2. Go Hard 
3. Love Me Again
4. Excuses 
5. You Know I Know (feat. Shaggy)
6. Feel The Same
7. Somebody New
8. Mark On My Heart
9. Take Your Love
10. Maria
11. Talking To Yourself
12. Younger
Deluxe:
13. Love You Better
14. Footsteps

CD2: The Hits 
1. Dance With Me Tonight
2. Troublemaker (Ft. Flo Rida)
3. Up  (ft. Demi Lovato)
4. Heart Skips A Beat (ft. Rizzle Kicks)
5. Dear Darlin'
6. Wrapped Up (ft. Travie McCoy)
7. You Don't Know Love
8. Kiss Me
9. Please Don't Let Me Go
10. Thinking Of Me
11. Olly Murs and Louisa Johnson 'Unpredictable'
12. Grow Up
Deluxe:
13. Busy
14. Right Place Right Time

 Avatar Announce 2019 UK And European Tour.

AvatarThursday 4th October 2018
From: The Royal Department of Government Approved Freedom of Press
To: Whomever it may concern

03 October in the year of the King (2018): Citizens! It is yet another great day for Avatar Country and therefore the world. As the King’s Harvest is growing richer, the coming year of the King is bound to be the greatest on record!

The Department of Informing the Citizens of the Kingdom (D.I.C.K.) is thrilled and intimately tickled as they get to be bearer of the good news that AVATAR ARE HITTING EUROPE FOR A HEADLINE TOUR IN 2019!

Directly from the Royal Mouth of the Horse Spreading Gossip, we have the following tidbit:

”The King is eternal. Avatar Country is endless. But album cycles come and go. Even though legends never die, sagas sometimes must end. We are not there quite yet, but we’re closer than ever. As dark forces slowly cloud our minds, we urge you to join us in the celebration of Avatar Country before the door closes to the kingdom and we wander on to new unexplored territories. Join us and let’s make this one for the ages!”

AVATAR will return to Europe in continued support of their newest LP, "Avatar Country". This will be the band's second full scale European run for this album cycle, which also has taken them on multiple trips to North America during the spring of 2018 and across all of Europe for extremely successful festival dates over the summer.

Tickets will be on sale 05 October.
AVATAR 2019 EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR

JANUARY
16 Jan Glasgow (UK) Garage
17 Jan Birmingham (UK) O2 Institute
18 Jan Manchester (UK) O2 Ritz*
19 Jan Bristol (UK) Anson Rooms
20 Jan London (UK) Shepherds Bush Empire

22 Jan Antwerp (BE) Trix
23 Jan Clermont-Ferrand (FR) La Cooperative de Mai
25 Jan Nantes (FR) Le Stereolux
26 Jan Bochum (DE) Matrix
27 Jan Strasbourg (FR) La Laiterie
29 Jan Zurich (CH) Dynamo Saal
31 Jan Vienna (AT) Szene

FEBRUARY 
01 Feb Zlin (CZ) Hala Euronics
02 Feb Warsaw (PL) Open Stage at Stodola
03 Feb Graz (AT) Explosiv
04 Feb Budapest (HU) A38
05 Feb Munich (DE) Backstage Werk
07 Feb Grenoble (FR) La Belle Electrique
08 Feb Nancy (FR) L'Autre Canal
09 Feb Frankfurt (DE) Batschkapp
11 Feb Stuttgart (DE) Im Wizemann
12 Feb Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg
22 Feb Saint Petersburg (RU) Club Zal
23 Feb Moscow (RU) Zil Arena
25 Feb Helsinki (FI) Nosturi
26 Feb Tampere (FI) Klubi
28 Feb Norrköping (SE) Arbis

MARCH
01 Mar Malmö (SE) KB
02 Mar Karlstad (SE) Nöjesfabriken
03 Mar Oslo (NO) John Dee
04 Mar Arhus (DK) Voxhall

 architects Release New Video 'Royal Beggars'.

ArchitectsThursday 4th October 2018
righton 5 piece ARCHITECTS, who recently announced the release of their eighth album, 'Holy Hell' out November 9th, have unveiled the second video from the 11-song album: "Royal Beggars"

ARCHITECTS debut 'Royal Beggars' video - HERE

The Lewis Cater-directed video is the second song to preview the eagerly-awaited return from "one of Britain's finest metal bands" (The Independent). Simultaneous with news of Holy Hell's forthcoming release, Architects offered a video for "Hereafter" which Revolver said featured Sam Carter's "most furious vocals to date," and Louder Sound described as "bursting with the technical prowess and pure, emotive energy that has been their hallmark for over a decade."

'Holy Hell' marks the band's first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect's founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. "In those first months after Tom's death, I didn't deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious," Dan explains. "I'd ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it."

Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter" are available via the band's website (HERE).

The band have recently announced their biggest-ever European/UK tour, taking place in January and February 2019. The band will be playing several arenas, including Wembley SSE Arena in London, Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle in Dusseldorf, as well as the biggest venues they've played in Europe so far. Before this tour, they be heading to Russia and Ukraine for three shows in December this year. Please see below for the full list of UK dates. Tickets are on sale now

14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
NEW DATE - 15 Jan 2019 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS

 
Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter"
are available - HERE

 Evanescence To Release Live DVD On The 12th Ocotber.

EvanescenceThursday 4th October 2018
On 12 October 2018, Evanescence will be releasing 'Synthesis Live' on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD set and digital video via Eagle Vision.

Recorded late last Autumn during the band's critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions.

The songs span Evanescence's 20-year history to date, reinvented with a full orchestra over a deep electronic landscape. Synthesis is a soulful and sweepingly grandiose event to witness live.  Seated at the piano, Amy Lee opens the set with a single note that builds into the instrumental Overture, seamlessly leading into the crushing wave that is Never Go Back.
Bring Me To Life, the anthem that lead many people to discover Evanescence, reaches a new level of power and emotion with a pounding, electric heartbeat and soaring orchestral accompaniment, while songs like My Immortal, Lithium and Lost in Paradise evoke heartbreaking scenes from a beautiful, timeless film.

Amy Lee's incredible vocal range and the group's expressive, multi-layered music naturally lends itself to orchestral accompaniment, shining a light on the singular beauty of the arrangements by composer David Campbell and conductor Susie Seiter creating a truly dynamic, cinematic sound.  Lee has called this, 'a passion project', which undoubtedly shines through. The sense of occasion is not lost on the band or audience alike in this unique and highly emotive show.

Evanescence recently took their Synthesis live tour around the world, delivering highly-acclaimed performances throughout Europe, North America and Australia. This summer, the band teamed with violinist Lindsey Stirling on a tour of North American amphitheatres - one of Live Nation's Top 10 tours of the summer.

"The majesty of Ms. Lee accompanied by Mr. Campbell's arrangements was undeniable."
– Wall Street Journal

"Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock's pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra." – Variety

"A fresh symphonic approach to Evanescence's lauded music....genuinely immersive"Kerrang

"Synthesis works magnificently live" - Metal Hammer

TRACKLISTING
1.Overture 2. Never Go Back 3. Lacrymosa 4. End of the Dream 5. My Heart is Broken 6. Lithium 7. Bring Me To Life 8. Unravelling (Interlude) 9. Imaginary 10. Secret Door 11. Hi-Lo 12. Lost in Paradise 13. Your Star  14. My Immortal 15. The In-between (Piano Solo) 16. Imperfection 17. Speak to Me 18. Good Enough 19. Swimming Home

  Parkway Drive Add Second Manchester Show.

Parkway DriveThursday 4th October 2018
Due to huge demand, Australian metal band Parkway Drive have added a second show in Manchester on the UK leg of their forthcoming "Reverence" tour. Tickets for the second show at Manchester O2 Apollo on January 30th are on sale now! Please be aware that Bury Tomorrow will support on this date -  Killswitch Engage will not be performing that night.

January 2019

(With support from Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder)

29th      Manchester, O2 Apollo
30th      Manchester, O2 Apollo (with Bury Tomorrow)
31st      Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

February

1st       Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
2nd      London, Alexandra Palace

 Mewithoutyou Stream New Album.

MewithoutYouThursday 4th October 2018
Genre-defying innovators mewithoutYou are releasing their seventh full-length, '[Untitled]', this Friday, October 5th on Big Scary Monsters. To celebrate, the band have made the album available early to stream in full and purchase for $5 on Bandcamp. In classic mewithoutYou form, '[Untitled]' is many things at once, pushing fearlessly into new sonic and lyrical territory while also pulling elements from their past. The result is an album that seamlessly blends a litany of styles and sounds into something that can only be described as mewithoutYou. Frontman Aaron Weiss digs deep throughout the album, once again providing the stunningly intricate lyrics for which mewithoutYou is known--always searching himself and the world around him for a better understanding.

Stream/Purchase '[Untitled]' album via Bandcamp:
https://mewithoutyou.bandcamp.com/album/untitled

Listen to '[untitled]' EP:
https://open.spotify.com/album/4KJzRZpr4c3ElgMlWaA43K?si=cx-P-JAfRZGpcQrduolZww

Since their formation in 2001, mewithoutYou have never stopped moving forward. Across six full-length albums and a handful of EPs, the Philadelphia band—who have been labeled everything from experimental punk to post-hardcore to indie rock—have always put a premium on progression, never anchoring themselves to a single sound and instead gracefully wandering across stylistic lines. It's that same spirit that informs both '[Untitled]' and the '[untitled]' e.p., a companion piece that was surprise released just last month. 

 Hollywood Undead Announce 2019 UK Tour.

Hollywood UndeadThursday 4th October 2018
Fresh from closing out the summer with incendiary performances at Reading & Leeds festivals, Hollywood Undead have announced that they will return in 2019 for a headline tour of Europe.

The band recently unveiled two new singles, “Gotta Let Go” which has already racked up over three million global streams, with the accompanying music video clocking over one million views, and “Another Level”, a fiery, EDM-infused song, saturated with heavy beats and explosive rhythms.

“Gotta Let Go”: https://youtu.be/tMrRDb3ANx8
“Another Level”: https://youtu.be/b4vxHihfRFE

Since the release of 2017’s FIVE (October 2017 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG), Hollywood Undead have crossed an impressive one billion U.S. streams across their catalog, as well as 1.7 million total Shazams. In addition to debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, FIVE has also racked up 56 million total global streams, and all six music videos from the record have garnered 30 million views cumulatively. 

Hollywood Undead 2019 Tour Dates:
Fri. 04/12/19 Moscow, RU VTB Arena
Sat. 04/13/19 Saint Petersburg, RU A2 Green Concert
Sun. 04/14/19 Minsk, BY Prime Hall
Wed. 04/17/19 Bratislava, SK Refinery Gallery
Thu. 04/18/19 Prague, CZ Tipsport Arena
Sat. 04/20/19 Leipzig, DE IMPERICON FESTIVAL LEIPZIG - HALL EINS
Sun. 04/21/19 Tilburg , NL 13
Tue. 04/23/19 London, GB O2 Academy Brixton
Wed. 04/24/19 Bristol, GB O2 Academy Bristol
Thu. 04/25/19 Bournemouth, GB O2 Academy Bournemouth
Sat. 04/27/19 Liverpool, GB Liverpool Guild of Students
Sun. 04/28/19 Leeds, GB O2 Academy Leeds
Tue. 04/30/19 Newcastle upon Tyne, GB O2 Academy Newcastle
Wed. 05/01/19 Sheffield, GB O2 Academy Sheffield
Fri. 05/03/19 Nottingham, GB Rock City
Sat. 05/04/19 Cardiff, GB The Great Hall

 Silverstein Release Two New Acoustic Videos.

SilversteinThursday 4th October 2018
Ontario, Canada's post-hardcore heavyweights, Silverstein have released acoustic renditions of their songs "The Afterglow" and "Aquamarine."

You can listen to 'The Afterglow' here
You can listen to 'Aquamarine' here
A physical 7" version of the stripped down and beautifully stark songs is available for purchase here.

The original versions of both of these tracks appear on the band's latest albumDead Reflection, out now on Rise Records.

"We love Dead Reflection so much and didn't want to do some half-baked, phoned-in acoustic versions," said singer Shane Told. "So we actually got Derek Hoffman back at the helm and spent the time to really honor these songs and make truly special versions of them."
 
He continued, "It's not easy to take a screaming heavy hardcore part and turn it into a reflective emotional part that your Mom would be into — but we love that challenge. It's cool to see a song that's only ever been thought of one way in a completely different light."
  
Additionally, Silverstein will embark on a Euro tour this autumn co-headling with Anti-Flag. 

You can see Silverstein at the following dates:

11th October: Flex, Wien 
12th October Alter Schlachthof, Als 
13th October Rockhouse, Salzburg
14th October Meet Factory, Prague
16th October Hannover, Pavillion
18th October SO36, Berlin
20th October Live Music Hall, Cologne
21st October Longhorn, Stuttgart
23rd October Backstage Werk, Munich
25th October Garage, Saarbrucken
 26th October Antifest, Patronaat, Haarlem
27th October Groezrock indoor, Muziekodroom, Hasselt 
28th October Antifest, Schlachthof, Wiesbaden

Tickets on sale now.

 Inglorious Announce 2019 UK Headline Tour.

IngloriousThursday 4th October 2018
Following their show stealing mainstage performance at Download festival 2018, Inglorious are pleased to announce a full UK tour across January and February 2019. The band will be bringing their stunning live performance to venues across the UK to support the forthcoming release of their new studio album. Full dates are as follows:

Mon 28thJan 2019                Southampton, Engine Rooms
Tues 29thJan 2019                Bristol, Academy
Thurs 31stJan 2019              Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 1stFeb 2019                     London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 2ndFeb 2019                    Birmingham, Institute (FRONTIERS ROCK UK FESTIVAL)
Sun 3rdFeb 2019                   Nottingham, Rock City
Tues 5thFeb 2019                  Glasgow, Garage
Wed 6thFeb 2019                   Newcastle, Boilershop
Thurs 7thFeb 2019                Manchester, Academy 2
Fri 8thFeb 2019                     Bingley, Arts Centre

O2 presale: Wednesday, 3rd October – 9am
Live Nation presale: Thursday, 4th October – 9am
General on-sale: Friday, 5th October – 9am

Tour Support will be – City of Thieves 

Nathan James says"I cannot believe we get to play THE Shepherds Bush Empire on this tour! one of my favourite venues of all time. I'm so excited to share this new album with everyone as well as the big tunes from our first and second albums."

The band have spent 2018 locked away recording their forthcoming studio album 'Ride to Nowhere', again mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith). The first music from the album is set for release imminently, in late 2018, with the full album release coming in early 2019. The album will be released through Frontiers Music Srl.

2017's "Inglorious II" further enhanced the standing of this remarkable band. From the body blow riffs of "Read All About It," to the beautiful melodies of the first single "I Don't Need Your Loving", from the groove of "High Class Woman" to the classic feeling ballad "Making Me Pay", it was an album that showed the bands influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born – merged with a truly contemporary feel. Driving riffs and instant melodies all overlaid with the unique and powerful vocals of Nathan James. Inglorious are one of the most exciting and vital UK rock acts to emerge in years.

Late 2018 will also see Nathan James star in "Jeff Wayne's The War Of the Worlds" as "The Voice Of Humanity" – he was personally picked by Wayne for the role. The version will run throughout the UK in November and December www.waroftheworlds.com

Tickets and information available here
https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/jeff-wayne-s-the-war-of-the-worlds-tickets

 City And Colour To Release New Album In November.

City And ColourThursday 27th September 2018
City and Colour, acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, has launched a new label called Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records. The first official release is a very special live City and Colour album, Guide Me Back Home, to be released digitally on October 5th with physical product available November 23rd. The album was recorded during 2017's sold-out "An Evening with City and Colour - Solo" Canadian tour where Green performed serene, stripped-down iterations of songs spanning his award-winning catalogue in an intimate theatre environment. The tour covered 25 cities from coast-to-coast.

Green worked with Plus1 to collect $1 from each ticket sold during the 2017 tour to benefit MusiCounts. In the same spirit, $1 from the sale of each Guide Me Back Home album worldwide will be donated to MusiCounts.
Guide Me Back Home is a beautifully recorded and meticulously curated 21-song album, produced by long-time friend Karl Bareham. Green says, "It's more than just a live record to me. It is my love letter to Canada."  Along with a digital release, a special 3xLP vinyl set will be available, housed in a triple gatefold jacket and featuring the photography of Vanessa Heins and a handwritten note from Dallas about this special tour. Fans will have the option to purchase the record in limited edition colour variants. The official artist store will feature a limited edition colour variant in Bone and Orange Swirl, limited to 1800 units, exclusive to the City and Colour webstore. Fans will be able to purchase newly designed merchandise created for the release. Two additional limited colour vinyl options will be available from Dine Alone Records and select retailers worldwide. A standard edition black will be widely available as well. Fans who pre-order the vinyl HERE will also receive a digital download as of October 5th.

In 2016, as the support cycle for 2015's #1 album If I Should Go Before You was winding down, a mentally and physically exhausted Green was watching the "madness" surrounding the U.S. presidential election unfold from his home in Nashville. That's when the highways of his homeland started calling out to him. "I felt like I needed to go see more of the country I'm from – to explore it more deeply and play for people who've travelled to see me over the years a little closer to where they might be from, and maybe find some new people that might be willing to listen, too."
About starting Still Records, says Green, "I see Still Records as a way to draw attention to projects that are important to me. Dine Alone was started to put out my first album, and it's been very successful and grown into something really special since then. Still Records is an extension on those ideals and a place where I'm able to curate a collection of things that I think deserve to be heard and enjoyed."

City and Colour, the moniker of singer-songwriter Dallas Green, is undeniably one of the biggest groundswell stories to emerge from Canada. With 3 JUNO Awards under his belt -- including two SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR awards (2009, 2012), 3 Double Platinum and 1 Platinum-selling studio album in Canada, Green's latest and 5th studio album If I Should Go Before You debuted #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan, City and Colour's third consecutive chart-topper in Canada. In 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project titled You+Me. The duo's acclaimed Platinum-certified debut, rose ave., debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia culminating in memorable performances on The Ellen Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In addition to widespread commercial success, If I Should Go Before Youreceived critical acclaim from notable international media. As part of Alexisonfire, Green released four Platinum-certified studio albums, Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan chart (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. City and Colour has performed to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and headlined his first arena tour across Canada, including 2 dates at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (now Budweiser Stage) in Toronto.

Guide Me Back Home - Tracklisting

  1. Forgive Me / Two Coins (Live in Wolfville, NS - May 5, 2017)
  2. Friends (Live in Surrey, BC - April 7, 2017)
  3. What Makes a Man? (Live in Sainte-Thérèse, QC - April 27, 2017)
  4. If I Should Go Before You (Live in Truro, NS - May 4, 2017)
  5. We Found Each Other in the Dark (Live in Charlottetown, PEI - April 30, 2017)
  6. Silver and Gold (Live in Fredericton, NB - May 8, 2017)
  7. Hello, I'm In Delaware (Live in Saint John, NB - May 2, 2017)
  8. O' Sister (Live in Vernon, BC - April 13, 2017)
  9. Runaway (Live in Truro, NS - May 4, 2017)
  10. Twilight (Live in Glace Bay, NS - May 11, 2017)
  11. Casey's Song (Live in Banff, AB - April 18, 2017)
  12. Lover Come Back (Live in Cornerbrook, NL - May 15, 2017)
  13. As Much as I Ever Could (Live in Halifax, NS - May 10, 2017)
  14. Paradise (Live in Fredericton, NB - May 8, 2017)
  15. Against the Grain (Live in Vernon, BC - April 13, 2017)
  16. Comin' Home (Live in Pictou, NS - May 6, 2017)
  17. Sensible Heart (Live in St. John's, NL - May 14, 2017)
  18. Waiting... (Live in Pictou, NS - May 6, 2017)
  19. The Girl (Live in Halifax, NS - May 10, 2017)
  20. Sleeping Sickness (Live in Halifax, NS - May 9, 2017)
 Coheed And Cambria Release New Single 'Old Flames'.

Coheed And CambriaThursday 27th September 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have unveiled “Old Flames,” the fourth new track to be released from their highly anticipated LP, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES. “Old Flames,” a swinging pop-rock anthem with barreling piano and sonic nods to the Fifties, is streaming today on the band’s official YouTube channel and on all Digital Service Providers. Coheed and Cambria’s long-awaited new LP, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, arrives worldwide on Friday, October 5th.

Coheed and Cambria kick off a headline UK tour this October, with Californian progressive group, Chon, as special guests. Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages can be purchased at coheedandcambria.com.

UK dates for The Unheavenly Tour are as follows:
Tue 9th Oct - CARDIFF Y-Plas
Wed 10th Oct - GLASGOW ABC
Fri 12th Oct - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 13th Oct - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 14th Oct - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue 16th Oct - LONDON Roundhouse

THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES is available for pre-order HERE, with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of “Old Flames” alongside the recently released new tracks, "The Gutter", “Unheavenly Creatures”, and “The Dark Sentencer.”

Furthermore, Coheed and Cambria is partnering with New York Comic Con to celebrate “The Unheavenly Creatures” release with an intimate performance at Times Square’s legendary Hard Rock Cafe next week during the annual massively popular convention on October 5th. Tickets will be offered for sale today first to NYCC badge holders, and a small amount will be held for fans of the band. The band will also do signings at the convention. 

Pre-orders are nearly sold out for the deeply immersive VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, which includes an exclusive 88-page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The box set also houses a fully wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, a CD of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a three-panel fold-out poster of expanded album cover art and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. For more information on VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, please visit coheedandcambria.com.

Boasting 15 songs over 78 minutes, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES marks Coheed and Cambria’s furious return to concept albums, the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc set within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The LP was heralded earlier this summer with the arrival of its title track, “Unheavenly Creatures,” joined by an official music video, directed by P.R. Brown. “Unheavenly Creatures” takes viewers inside the story's opening chapters where two captured criminals (Creature and Colossus) being walked through a ship on their way towards judgement for crimes committed against society, and perhaps, one another. The video premiered via an exclusive interview with Sanchez at Marvel.com; Sanchez also joined Marvel’s weekly podcast, “This Week In Marvel,” for an extended discussion of THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES and much more.

Coheed and Cambria made their long-awaited return this spring with the arrival of “The Dark Sentencer,” the first new music to be released by the band since their acclaimed 2015 LP, The Color Before The Sun. Leaked to fans by Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella, the 10-minute prog manifesto made global impact with Revolver declaring, “The soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.

 Hellions To Release Fourth Studio Album 'Rue' On the 19th October.

Eluveitie Re-sign To Nuclear Blast RecordsMWednesday 26th September 2018
Nuclear Blast Records is proud to anounce, that the Swiss folk metal stars ELUVEITIE have signed a new record deal with the German based label.

Over ten years ago, in November 2007, the unknown Swiss folk-metal newcomers ELUVEITIE signed their first contract with Nuclear Blast and became an internationally successful act, with the release of their label debut »SLANIA«.
Five more incredibly successful studio albums followed and now the band have signed a new deal with the label so that the formidable pairing can continue to produce even more greatness.

Mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann states:
"Ok, this sounds like one of these "official statements" you're asked for, these things "you're supposed to say".
But it's really not like this. We really mean this from all our hearts: We're super fucking happy to announce this! To be signed to Nuclear Blast was our dream back in the day (when we were recording "Vên" and "Spirit"), because we thought it's just the best and coolest label in metal music. And then it happended: We got signed by Nuclear Blast some years later.
The amazing thing today: After ten fucking years of working together, nothing of this opinion changed!
We know, there's a lot of kids around, blaming Nuclear Blast for being a "big company", for "being commercial and mainstream", etc.
But let us tell you - each single person working at Nuclear Blast we got to know over the years (which is nearly all of them meanwhile) works there, because of his or her passion for music, for metal! Each single one of them is a fucking idealist and believes in metal music!
This is a place where Eluveitie belongs! To metal!
Today our collaboration with Nuclear Blast is not business-like, really. It's working together with friends, we know, respect and like on a personal level.
And this is why we're really happy and also proud to announce this common desicion!"

Markus Staiger adds:
"We are very happy that Eluveitie and Nuclear Blast Records can continue as a team. Eluveitie became a very big success of our label and everyone in the band, their management and crew also became trustful and close friends. For us, it is a pleasure to work with such highly gifted musicians.
Never change a winning team!"

ELUVEITIE released their second studio album Slania over a decade ago and to celebrate, the band have announced a very special anniversary edition of this masterpiece. »SLANIA - 10 Years« includes a raft of bonus tracks, including demos and acoustic versions, and will be released on November 16th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Pre-order »SLANIA - 10 Years« here: http://nblast.de/EluveitieSlania10Years


The tracklist of the 10th-anniversary –edition reads:

01. Samon
02. Primordial Breath
03. Inis Mona
04. Grey Sublime Archon
05. Anagantios
06. Bloodstained Ground
07. The Somber Lay
08. Slania's Song
09. Giamonios
10. Tarvos
11. Calling The Rain
12. Elembivos
Bonus:
13. Samon (Acoustic Version)
14. Interview With Slania
15. Samon (demo)
16. Primordial Breath (demo)
17. Inis Mona (demo)
18. Bloodstained Ground (demo)
19. Tarvos (demo

 Toothgrinder Cover Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain'.

ToothgrinderThursday 27th September 2018
New Jersey noisemakers Toothgrinder have released their cover of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain." Listen here.  - https://toothgrinder.lnk.to/FpGML

"As a child, my father's three favorite groups were Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Fleetwood Mac, and The Allman Brothers," said singer Justin Matthews. "I grew accustomed to southern rock from an early age. As a lyricist, I subconsciously write in that frame of mind. I LOVE a good story written through song. Fleetwood Mac in particular has always held a special place in my heart."

The singer put things in perspective and further revealed how Fleetwood Mac impacted his process as a lyricist, saying, "During the making of Phantom Amour, I needed a break from the recording process to go clear my head. I cruised down to Luray, Virginia through the skyline drive to get some perspective on what I was doing. I parked myself on a stool at an Irish pub somewhere in town. Half in the bag, I listened to Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain.' I then began writing the lyrics to our ballad 'Jubilee.' There is something about associating music with my surroundings that has always captivated me. Music to me has always seemed like a fantastical theme song to a particular point in time. I wanted to pay homage to the legends that helped me write my favorite and most personal song yet." 

He finished, "Considering the impact Fleetwood Mac had on the Phantom Amour writing process, 'The Chain' was the obvious choice. It has this beautiful twang that is so far from anything we have ever done, that I wanted to capture that as well as we could. I hope we did it justice, and without a doubt I am extremely grateful we had an opportunity to do something like this. Gratitude is everything."

 Hellions To Release Fourth Studio Album 'Rue' On the 19th October.

HellionsMWednesday 26th September 2018
To celebrate Hellions long-awaited fourth album Rue on October 19 via UNFD, the band have revealed the video for their current single "Smile". The song is a dynamic, upbeat tune built around the refrain 'I'm ready to run, are you ready?' that provides a tongue-in-cheek look at the depth of our interactions in the digital age.

Revered for their explosive live shows, Hellions will bring their splendour and riotous joy to intimate rooms in  Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for three exclusive release week that will showcase songs from Rue - their widescreen, technicolour masterpiece. Hellions will release a limited-edition vinyl variant of Rue exclusive to this tour. Tickets on sale now from hellionsmusic.com

"Our Director, Aimee-Lee X. Curran, her crew and our cast really helped bring those words and the meaning behind the song to life. It was a pleasure to create and we are ecstatic with the result. The little details in our hero, Danica Burch, and our ballroom casts performances were paramount in bringing this all together. Thank you to everyone involved for such a pleasant and professional experience. We hope Hellions fans enjoy the video for 'Smile' as much as we all enjoyed making it!" - Anthony Caruso (drummer/vocalist/co-writer) and Matt Gravolin (guitar/vocals/cowriter).

How can we overcome our struggles with one another if we don't fully understand the one raging inside ourselves? It's this very question Hellions explore on Rue and there's never been a better time for an album that explores this tussling duality the band describe as "the co-existence of a Jekyll and Hyde operating within a person at any one time".

The tracks on Rue are divided into the 'pessimistic' and 'humanitarian' sides of life, and build upon the marriage of theatrical dynamics and thoughtful lyricism that defined the genre-melding Australian quartet's critically acclaimed previous offering, 2016's third collection Opera Oblivia. The resulting record is deeper and darker, with melodies that are more beautiful, and riffs that are more seismic.

Hellions - 'Rue' is available for preorder via 24Hundred and iTunes. "Smile" is out now and available on all streaming services.

Hellions - Rue is out October 19 via UNFD.

 The Wild Things Release New Song 'Tell Me Why'.

The Wild ThingsWednesday 26th September 2018
London-based alt-rock four-piece, The Wild Things have revealed a new track from their upcoming debut album along with a lyric video.  

The track, 'Tell Me Why'  is a poignant rock ballad about a teenage couple on the run from the law across the American plains. They bond over the crimes they have committed together and make a promise of forever love, but as the cold nights set in, the girl finds her partner in crime growing distant and cold...

'Tell Me Why' is the third track to be revealed from the upcoming 12-track debut album 'You're Really Something', which will be released on 23 November via AWAL. The album was recorded in the basement of a castle in West London, produced by the band's very own Cam White (bass, vocals), and engineered / mixed by Adrian Hall at London's Metropolis Studios.

 Richard Ashcroft Releases New Single 'Born To Be Strangers'.

Richard AshcroftWednesday 26th September 2018
Following the great response to latest single 'Surprised By The Joy', Richard Ashcroft unveils a second track from album 'Natural Rebel' titled 'Born To Be Strangers'. It's a slick rock n roll record bristling with charisma, featuring authentic guitars and Ashcroft's vocals shine with splendour. Says Ashcroft of 'Born To Be Strangers'; This record has more guitar playing on it than the last. We've reached the point where the guitar has to do something if you're gonna play it. It's got to move you in some way. It doesn't have to be intricate or muso, it just has to have soul."

Richard Ashcroft is set to return with the October 19th release of his fifth solo studio album 'Natural Rebel'. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG. 'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novello winner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody' (#1, 2000), 'Human Conditions' (#3, 2002), 'Keys to the World' (#2, 2006) and 'These People' (#3, 2016).  

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, 'Natural Rebel' was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker, Tileyard Studios and Hoxa HQ.

'Natural Rebel' is now available to pre-order from https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, Richard Ashcroft's official store offers exclusive bundles. The previously announced signed formats, limited edition clear blue vinyl and signed test pressings from the official store have now sold out!


Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel', including Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London.

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel' is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


 

UK Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th – Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th – Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th – Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31st Manchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd – Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT
 Blakc Queen To Release New Album On Friday.

Black QueenWednesday 26th September 2018
The Black Queen, the unbridled experimental electronic-meets-alternative trio of Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and Steven Alexander Ryan (Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle technician), return with their sophomore album, Infinite Games, on Sept. 28th.

The 10-track album also marks the debut release to come from the band's newly formed creative entity, Federal Prisoner, a joint collective between the band members and acclaimed fine artist Jesse Draxler (creator of the artwork for both Fever Daydream and Infinite Games). While the partners are keeping their plans for Federal Prisoner under wraps, the enterprise will serve as the creative homestead for the foursome, with future releases already in the works. "Federal Prisoner won't function like a typical label," says Puciato. "It's an expression of passion and individualism in a way that opens more doors for us to create and to own what we create with minimal compromise. It's as much an act of refusal as it is a statement of intent. We won't be working within the current industry blueprint of premieres, 'instant grat tracks' or any of that nonsense. We're concentrating on the music, videography and packaging, an aural and visual experience. It's exciting to create our own path."

Infinite Games follows a host of emotional moments for the band members, from Puciato's Polish bus accident, the demise of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Eustis' return to Telefon Tel Aviv, and a robbery of the trio's storage space. It was these events that informed Infinite Games. Eustis, Puciato and Ryan seized the opportunity to rebuild and create their own studio, giving them a spot to regularly convene, to follow kernels of ideas to fruition (or not) and to re-cement their friendship that's often been sidelined by touring with other outfits.

"This time, we learned how to do everything ourselves," explains Puciato, discussing what's changed since the band's debut, Fever Daydream. "There's less uncertainty and more confidence. I'm speaking both about the artistic and business aspect of creating and releasing an album. As for what's changed with Infinite Games, I think it feels more conceptual as an album. It's less a collection of songs and more about the front to back listen. Probably because it wasn't compiled over a four-year span of time like the last one. This one is actually hookier but more insidious, it's a more delicate record."

Infinite Games pre-orders are available now via theblackqueen.bandcamp.com. Vinyl, cassette and CD are highly limited with several variations already sold out since they announced the album exclusively to their fanbase.

 
Infinite Games track list:

1. Even Still I Want To
2. Thrown Into the Dark (Rockest Record on BBC Radio 1 Rock Show)
3. No Accusations
4. Your Move
5. Lies About You
6. Impossible Condition
7. Spatial Boundaries
8. 100 to Zero
9. Porcelain Veins
10. One Edge of Two

The Black Queen tour dates:

September 28  Los Angeles, CA  1720

October 5  Bristol, UK  Thekla
October 7  Glasgow, UK  SWG3 Studio Warehouse
October 8  Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
October 9  Manchester, UK  Deaf Institute
October 10  Nottingham, UK  Nottingham Contemporary
October 11  London, UK Bush Hall
October 12  Tilburg, Netherlands  Poppodium 013
October 15  Sint-Niklaas, Belgium  Sint-Niklaas De Casino
October 16  Frankfurt, Germany  Zoom
October 18  Cologne, Germany  Blue Shell
October 19  Paris, France  Supersonic
October 20  Milan, Italy  Legend 54
October 22  Vienna, Austria  B 72
October 23  Munich, Germany  Backstage Halle
October 24  Leipzig, Germany   Werk 2
October 25  Prague, Czech Republic  Chapeau Rouge
October 26  Warsaw, Poland  Klug Hybrydy
October 27  Berlin, Germany  Gretchen
October 28  Hamburg, Germany  Nochtspeicher
October 30  Copenhagen, Denmark  Stengade
October 31  Oslo, Norway  Parkteatret
November 1  Stockholm, Sweden  Nalen
November 3  St. Petersburg, Russia  Mod Club
November 4  Moscow, Russia  16 Tons

January 17 Brisbane, Australia Black Bear Lodge
January 18  Sydney, Australia  Landsdowne Hotel - SOLD OUT
January 19  Melbourne, Australia  Northcote Social Club - SOLD OUT
January 20 Melbourne, Australia Northcote Social Club

 Chthonic Release Acoustic Video For 'Millennia's Faith Undone'.

ChthonicWednesday 26th September 2018
CHTHONIC have released a music video for a delicate acoustic version of "Millennia's Faith Undone", taken from their latest album "Battlefields of Asura". Watch it here: https://youtu.be/nzNL3me01H4

CHTHONIC usually leaves the audience a ferocious impression; however, the release of the acoustic album Timeless Sentence 4 years ago and the music video of Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace (acoustic ver.) and Kaoru (acoustic ver.) not only made a splash but also led the audience to a different world created by CHTHONIC.

After the release of the music video of their new track Millennia’s Faith Undone at the beginning of the month, CHTHONIC have now dropped the official music video of the Aeon's Wraith version (acoustic version), featuring Denise Ho, on the evening of Mid-Autumn Festival. The original crew, including director, Birdy, lead actor and actress, Finn (黃士勛) and Chia-Yu Chang (王丁筑), created the finale of the series of stories. Being executed during the White Terror, the protagonist dies without a place to rest in peace, either is his last will sent to his wife and children. Starting its first page from Kaoru (acoustic ver.), the story finally comes to a sorrowful end which is also a traumatic moment in Taiwanese history. 

To faithfully present the period setting in the new album, Birdy had the production of the music video take place at the historical architecture Yilan Literature Museum. Set in the antique traditional Japanese style house, the music video gives CHTHONIC a delicate vibe different from their on-stage look; Denise Ho, who gladly agreed to be featured in CHTHONIC's latest album, first time setting foot in Yilan Literature Museum, also didn't hesitate to show her fondness of the location. 

Usually, in the acoustic version of CHTHONIC music videos, the costume designing tend to be more "low key." However, bassist Doris' glacial style added a crucial touch that left all the crew impressed. Doris noted that she's thankful for the hard work by the hair and makeup artists. Besides, compared to the past metal version music videos which require more dramatic expression and gesture than live performance, she prefers the shoot for the acoustic version as it allows more natural body movement of everyday life. Moreover, Frontman Freddy stated that to prepare for the music video, he had to refresh his slightly rusty erhu playing. After a busy day in parliament, he still had to practice late at night. He also joked, “Luckily I'm not in the shot too much as I didn’t play it right in a couple spots!"
CHTHONIC is releasing their first album in five years on October 12th. Although the Aeon's Wraith version of Millennia’s Faith Undone is not included in the album, it will be released as a single on vinyl. Worth mentioning, this will be the first CHTHONIC vinyl. As an avid vinyl collector, Jesse Liu, the guitarist in CHTHONIC, excitedly announces that he must be the first one to have the vinyl once it’s done as he can’t wait to have it in his collection! 
 
Get Chthonic's new album & merch in Europe now at:
http://smarturl.it/BattlefieldsofAsuraE

 The Plot In You To Support The Amity Affliction.

The Plot In YouWednesday 26th September 2018
Ohio's The Plot In You will be joining The Amity Affliction on their imminent UK & European Tour plus they'll be supporting Underoath on their US tour this Autumn. Heralding the forthcoming onslaught of tour dates, the band also recently released a new music video for 'The One You Loved', which is a track from their latest album 'DISPOSE', out now on Fearless Records.   

The visually arresting, gold-drenched clip was directed by the band's drummer Mathis Arnell, who has creatively spearheaded every video for the album's release. "The song has a very intimate feel to it and touches on a lot of emotional topics," he says of 'The One You Loved'. "So, I wanted something that would reflect that visually — without having to be too specific and literal. People from all walks of life can relate to the lyrics, so it made sense to represent that with a bunch of different imagery expressing an array of emotions." Vocalist Landon Tewers adds "This track was the last to make it to the record, it explores thedynamic of disconnect and dissonance in a toxic unfixable relationship." 

The Plot In You
SEPTEMBER w/ The Amity Affliction 
28th Munich Tonhalle, Germany 
29th Oberhausen Turbinenhall, Germany 
30th Eindhoven Effenaar, Netherlands   
OCTOBER 
02nd Birmingham o2 Academy 2, UK  
03rd Leeds Church, UK 
04th London Electric Ballroom, UK 
05th Glasgow QMU Union, UK
06th Hull Welly One, UK   
07th Manchester Academy 2, UK 
08th Bristol SWX, UK 
09th Paris Trabendo, France 
11th Madrid Sala But, Spain
12th Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain 
13th Lyon CCO, France 
14th Zürich Dynamo X-tra, Switzerland  
15th Bologna Zona Roveri, Italy  
16th Wien Arena, Austria  
17th Warsaw Proxima, Poland    
19th Leipzig Täubchenthal, Germany 
20th Prague Rock Cafe, Czech Republic    
21st Berlin Astra, Germany  
22nd Copenhagen Pumpehuset, Denmark   
23rd Oslo John Dee, Norway 
24th Gothenburg Sticky Fingers, Sweden 
25th Hamburg Markhalle, Germany  
26th Hanover Faust, Germany 
27th Wiesbaden Schlachthof, Germany  
28th Antwerp Zappa, Belgium

 Goldray Announce UK Tour.

GoldrayWednesday 26th September 2018
UK psychedelic rock outfit GOLDRAY (featuring ex-REEF guitarist Kenwyn House) have announced a run of UK tour dates this coming November, culminating in their set at Hard Rock Hell Prog Festival in Pwllheli, North Wales on the 17th.

The dates follow Goldray's summer festival sets at Glastonbury Fringe and on the PROG stage at Ramblin' Man Fair, during which time the band have also been writing and recording their second album, which is due for release in spring 2019.

TOUR DATES:

01 Queens Hall, Nuneaton TICKETS 
02 Corporation Sheffield TICKETS
04 The Waterloo Music Bar Blackpool TICKETS
10 Madding Crowd, Bournemouth TICKETS
11 The Underworld Camden, London TICKETS
17 HRH Prog 7 Festival, Pwllheli, United Kingdom

Watch out for Goldray's new video 'Eyes', premiering on October 12.

 The Browning To Release Third Album 'Geist'.

The BrowningTuesday 25th September 2018
Kansas City quartet The Browning - Jonny McBee [vocals, electronics], Brian Moore [guitar], Collin Woroniak [bass], and Cody Stewart [drums] - will release their third album Geist through Spinefarm Records on October 26.

Today the band unleashes their new video for "Final Breath" via frontman Jonny McBee's Twitch Channel HERE.

ICYMI:
The band previously shared the new song "Carnage," featuring Jake Hill. Listen HERE
GEIST TRACK LISTING:
"Sick Minds"
"Beyond Stone"
"Final Breath"
"Ever Lost"
"Optophobia"
"Awaken the Omega"
"Hellblade"
"Carnage"
"Geist"
"Noctis"
"Amnesia"
"Skybreaker"

UK TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF ATTILA:-
17. October SOUTHAMPTON, UK ENGINE ROOMS
18. October 2018 Bristol, UK The Fleece
19. October 2018 London, UK Islington Academy O2
20. October 2018 Newcastle, UK Riverside
21. October 2018 Glasgow, UK Classic Grand
22. October 2018 Manchester, UK Club Academy
23. October 2018 Birmingham, UK The Asylum 2

 Metallica Announce UK And Europe Stadium Tour.

MetallicaMonday 24th September 2018
Metallica's WorldWired Tour has confirmed its return to the UK and Europe, this time for a staggering May 1-August 25, 2019 run of their own outdoor gigs at stadiums, parks, and even one at a castle.
Tickets go on sale September 28th at 10am
Fifth member pre-sale September 25th

The new dates are Metallica's first in the UK and Europe since the Sept. 2017 to May 2018 indoor run that broke attendance records in 29 venues across the continent. Kicking off May 1, 2019 at Lisbon's Estadio Restelo, the 25 newly announced WorldWired shows across 20 countries include a good dozen cities not visited on those 2017-2018 legs of the tour—including Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Brussels (for the first time since 1988), Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest and Gothenburg, and first ever appearances in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna, Finland and Tartu Estonia.
Special guests Ghost and Bokassa will provide support on all dates.

With this kind of itinerary, it's natural that the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket will be returning: one ticket allowing floor access to any Metallica show on the 2019 UK/Europe tour. From A(msterdam) to Z(urich) and all points between, Black Ticket holders need only choose the show(s) and make an online reservation no less than 48 hours before the gig. A limited number of 750 of these Black Tickets* will be available for 598 Euro, more info here:  CID Entertainment.

As with most of Metallica's WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes a choice of standard physical or standard digital copy of the band's 10th and current album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. 

And once again, all tickets will include a free MP3 download of the show(s) attended, mixed and mastered by the team behind Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. The free full-show downloads can be obtained by scanning or entering the barcode from that show's ticket stub at LiveMetallica.com/scan

Enhanced experience options will also be returning in partnership with the team at CID Entertainment: Three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the "Memory Remains" travelling museum to meeting members of the band. Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.

Fan Club Presales begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25. Click here for details—and for a complete list of other presales, click here. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 28 at 10:00 AM local time.

May 2019
Weds 1st                                               Lisbon, Portugal, Estádio do Restelo
Fri 3rd                                    Madrid, Spain, Valdebebas
Sun 5th                                  Barcelona, Spain, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Weds 8th                              Milan, Italy, San Siro Hippodrome
Fri 10th                                  Zürich, Switzerland, Letzigrund
Sun 12th                                                Paris, France, Stade De France

June
Sat 8th                                   Dublin, Ireland, Slane Castle
Tues 11th                              Amsterdam, NL, Johan Cruijff Arena
Thurs 13th                             Köln, Germany, RheinEnergieStadion
Sun 16th                                                Brussels, Belgium, Koning Boudewijnstadion
Tues 18th                              Manchester, UK, Etihad Stadium
Thurs 20th                             London, UK, Twickenham Stadium


July
Sat 6th                                   Berlin, Germany, Olympiastadion
Tues 9th                                 Goteborg, Sweden, Ullevi
Thurs 11th                             Copenhagen, Denmark, Telia Parken
Sat 13th                                 Trondheim, Norway, Granåsen
Tues 16th                              Hameenlinna, Finland, Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
Thurs 18th                             Tartu, Estonia, Raadi Airport
Sun 21st                                 Moscow, Russia, Luzhniki Stadium

August
Weds 14th                            Bucharest, Romania, Arena Națională
Fri 16th                                  Vienna, Austria, Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Sun 18th                                                Prague, CZE, Airport Letnany
Weds 21st                             Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy
Fri 23rd                                  Munich, Germany, Olympiastadion
Sun 25th                                                Mannheim, Germany, Maimarktgelande

*Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets are non-transferable and if re-sold will be revoked. Each ticket is good for entry to Metallica specific shows and may not be used for festivals, promotional shows, benefit concerts or any other dates not included in the 25 city European tour announced on September 24, 2018. Use of a Black Ticket will require an online reservation for each show you plan to attend no less than 48 hours in advance. More details about how to use your Black Ticket will be sent to purchasers via e-mail.

**Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Fans will receive an e-mail from their ticketing agent with information on how to redeem their albums. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased it, will be given on the redemption page.

 Architects Add Second Manchester Show To UK Tour.

ArchitectsSaturday 22nd September 2018
Following on from their day of surprise announcements last week, Brighton band ARCHITECTS can today announce a 2nd headline show in Manchester, for the 15th January 2019.

The tour through December (Russia), January and February will be the band's biggest ever EU/UK headline tour, and will see them play Wembley Arena on January the 19th - full list of UK shows are below, support on all dates from Beartooth (US) and Polaris (Aus):

14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
NEW DATE - 15 Jan 2019 - Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS


ARCHITECTS will also be releasing their hugely anticipated new album return 'Holy Hell' - out November 9th on Epitaph Records. Current single 'Hereafter' has already been viewed over 1.2 million times on Youtube.

'Holy Hell' marks the band's first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect's founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. "In those first months after Tom's death, I didn't deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious," Dan explains. "I'd ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it."

"It's at times like that you ask yourself, 'What is left?'" adds vocalist Sam Carter. "As a group of friends, we had to find something."
 
"Ultimately, there were two choices,"
Dan says. "Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences."

Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the Fall of 2017 through the Spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. "For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it," Dan offers. "There is value in pain. It's where we learn, it's where we grow."

Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter"
are available - HERE

 Richard Ashcroft Back With New Single 'Surprised By The Joy'.

Richard AshcroftSaturday 22nd September 2018
Richard Ashcroft unveils new single 'Surprised By The Joy'. It's an upbeat gem of a track with rich strings, punchy drums, jangling acoustics and featuring melodic riffs & hooks centred around Ashcroft's legendary signature vocals.The self directed video for the track is also revealed. Richard Ashcroft is set to return with the October 19th release of his fifth solo studio album 'Natural Rebel'. The album will be released on his own RPA label and will be his first released via BMG.

'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman and Ivor Novello winner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody'(#1,2000), 'Human Conditions'(#32002), 'Keys to the World'(#2,2006) and 'These People'(#32016).  

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft, 'Natural Rebel' was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu (Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker,Tiltyard Studios  and Hoxa HQ. 

'Natural Rebel' is now available to pre-order from  https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMV and select independent stores. Finally, Richard Ashcroft's official store offers exclusive bundles. The previously announced signed formats, limited edition clear blue vinyl and signed test pressings from the official store have now sold out!

 
Richard Ashcroft will play some sold out intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel',including Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel' is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


 
UK Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th– Glasgow Barrowlands – SOLD OUT
Sunday October 28th– Middlesborough Town Hall – SOLD OUT
Monday October 29th– Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Wednesday October 31stManchester Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Friday November 2nd– Kentish Town Forum – SOLD OUT

 Memphis May Fire To Release New Album 'Broken'.

Memphis May FireSaturday 22nd September 2018
Memphis May Fire are pleased to announce their new album Broken, out 16th November 2018 via Rise Records.

The band has shared the new song "The Old Me." Listen here
"The Old Me is about my struggle with anxiety and depression" says
singer Matty Mullins about the intensely personal song.  What feels like a
war between good and evil, loathing the person I become mentally when
it consumes me, and trying to remember what life was like before I lived
with the symptoms. Ultimately hoping to one day become that person — 
'The Old Me'— again."

Broken is available for pre-order here

Memphis May Fire will hit the road this Autumn in the USA, touring with Atreyu and Ice
Nine Kills. 

BROKEN TRACK LISTING:

The Old Me
Watch Out
Sell My Soul
Who I Am
Heavy Is the Weight 
Over It
Fool
Mark My Words
You and Me
Live Another Day

 Buckcherry And Hoobastank Announce Co-headline UK Tour.

BuckcherrySaturday 22nd September 2018
BUCKCHERRY and HOOBASTANK will team up for a co-headline UK tour beginning 05 February through 17 February 2019. The show will feature full headline sets from both bands playing their famous hits.

Support on this tour will be provided by Adelitas Way on their first ever UK tour.

BUCKCHERRY will commence the recording of a new album in September with Mike Plotnikoff, who produced their last platinum album, “15”, which featured the hit songs 'Crazy Bitch' and 'Sorry'. The album is scheduled for spring, with a first single released in January prior to the tour. The tour will mark Buckcherry’s return to the UK following their appearance at the Stone Free Festival in June and shows in Newcastle and Glasgow.

HOOBASTANK is a multi-platinum selling American rock band, formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California. They have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide over the course of their accomplished career, being best known for their singles 'Crawling in the Dark', 'Running Away', and 'The Reason'. Their sixth album, “Push Pull”, was released in May 2018 via Napalm Records. Hoobastank’s highly anticipated return to the UK comes right off the heels of their 15th Anniversary tour of “The Reason” in the United States.  

With tracks like ”Invincible” and “Sick”, Adelitas Way have established a loyal fanbase over the last ten years. UK fans will finally have a chance to see the band and will not be disappointed!

See BUCKCHERRY and HOOBASTANK with guest Adelitas Way on the dates below:

FEBRUARY 2019
05 - Manchester @ O2 Ritz TICKETS
06 - Bristol @ O2 Academy TICKETS
08 - London @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire TICKETS
09 - Hull @ Asylum TICKETS
10 - Birmingham @ O2 Institute TICKETS 
12 - Newcastle @ O2 Academy TICKETS
13 - Glasgow @ SWG3 Galvanizers TICKETS
15 - Nottingham @ Rock City TICKETS
16 - Oxford @ O2 Academy TICKETS
17 - Norwich @ UEA TICKETS 

 Crossfaith Announce UK And Europe Tour.

CrossfaithSaturday 22nd September 2018
saka's Crossfaith have today released the video for 'Make A Move', from their new album, EX_MACHINA.

Speaking of the track, singer Kenta Koie says, "This video was filmed while we were on our summer European tour, which was a great time for us. When you watch it you can really feel the sort of energy we put into our live shows! And we can't wait to be back in the UK and Europe for our headlining tour this month - check out Make A Move and get ready for it!"
EX_MACHINA is the Japanese band's fifth album and the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed XENO. The album features an impressive cameo from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds as well industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9.

EX _MACHINA is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones
 
Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie explains: "After we released last album XENO, we were thinking about what the next theme for us is. Then we decided to put theme "Awake the individuality". Because we've always trying to make new things and that's the big part of band's attitudes.
Technology has been advancing from when I was kid, and it definitely helps the world but at the same time I feel like technology take out important process to think about individuality in exchange for convenience. This album is a grave warning for our future, I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future."

EU/UK HEADLINE TOUR - 
SEPTEMBER
26 ST PETERSBURG Clubzal
27 MOSCOW RED Club
28 KIEV BelEtage
30 ZURICH Dynamo
OCTOBER
1 VIENNA Arena
2 LEIPZIG Naumann's
3 HAMBURG Logo
5 COPENHAGEN Pumpehuset
6 BERLIN Bi Nuu
8 COLOGNE Gebaude 9
9 MUNICH Backstage
12 UTRECHT Tivoli
13 BRISTOL Marble Factory
15 GLASGOW Garage
16 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
17 MANCHESTER Academy 2
19 LONDON Electric Ballroom
20 SHEFFIELD Plug
21 DUBLIN Academy Green Room

 The Story So Far Release New Album 'Proper Dose'.

The Story So FarSaturday 22nd September 2018
Pure Noise Records and West Coast rock band The Story So Far are thrilled to announce the release of the band's new album, Proper Dose. Out today, the album delivers a powerful,11-song statement of purpose. Proper Dose is the first studio album released by the band since May of 2015. Head to Bandcamp, Spotify, or Apple Music to listen. Then, head over to TSSF's YouTube page where they're premiering their brand new video for, "Upside Down." 

Additionally, TSSF will be headlining in the UK & EU, in support of their latest opus. 

A full listing of dates can be found below, and more information on tickets can be found on the band's official website HERE.

A lot can happen in three years, and for The Story So Far, a whole lot did. After the release of their third, self-titled album in 2015, the band's routine  writing, recording, and touring had caught up with them. "We were so burnt from touring, and playing the same songs over and over again," says Parker Cannon, the band's vocalist and lyricist, "We knew we had to take a step back and collect ourselves." By taking that time to recharge, The Story So Far were able to look at themselves with fresh eyes and newfound creative ambitions, returning with their most cohesive and confident record to date.
Out today, September 21st on Pure Noise Records, Proper Dose shows just how much The Story So Far have grown as both people and musicians. They take bold creative leaps, finally making the record that they'd always wanted to. "This one, all the way through, I just think it's leaps and bounds ahead of anything we've ever done," says Cannon. 
As is the case with every The Story So Far album, guitarist Kevin Geyer and drummer Ryan Torf shepherded the creative direction. "We didn't really have a deadline," says Geyer, "And the biggest enabler of us getting the record to where we wanted it was having time to work on it." Over the course of a full year, Geyer and Torf shaped the songs that would become the backbone of Proper Dose, often starting them on instruments like the wurlitzer or synthesizer before bringing them to the rest of the band. 
Holing up with producer and engineer Sam Pura, The Story So Far spent just as much time reworking the songs on Proper Dose as they did writing them. "Since our last record, we've all collectively really gotten into The Beatles," says Geyer. "It's not like we're trying to sound like The Beatles, but it just gives you a crash course in songwriting and how you can experiment but retain your identity." Proper Dose makes full use of those influences, allowing the band to push themselves to into new spaces while bringing their fans up to speed on everything that's happened in the past three years.

Cannon says the question the band kept asking themselves while making the album was, "How do we stay the same but get better?" The answer was found by never settling, opting instead to push the songs into spaces that felt exciting and new. "It was a challenging process," says Torf, "But it was a very rewarding process." The culmination of that effort can be heard in songs like "Take Me As You Please" and "Let It Go," where The Story So Far builds orante pop songs that retain the energy and urgency of their early work. 

Aided by the mixing of Eric Valentine, who has worked with bands like Third Eye Blind, Queens Of The Stone Age, and countless others, Proper Dose became a cohesive album by effectively uniting the band's past with their present. Cannon's voice remains anthemic, but his range has expanded along with the band's sonic palette. Geyer and guitarist Will Levy compose parts that are nuanced and evocative, allowing the the rhythm section of Torf and bassist Kelen Capener to wander more than ever before. Using a diverse set of reference points, the songs explore new directions, be it the Oasis-indebted "Upside Down" or the electronic-flecked "Line."

At its core, Proper Dose is about finding balance between the person you were and the person you wish to be, and it shows the band working to bridge that gap. It's a brave 

record, the kind that sees The Story So Far showing their fans just how far they've come and inviting them to go on the journey with them. 

THE STORY SO FAR // EU & UK TOUR DATES
Mon 24th September Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue 25th September Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Wed 26th September Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Fri 28th September Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Sat 29th September Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
Sun 30th September Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Tue 2nd October Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 3rd October Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
Fri 5th October SWX, Bristol, England
Sat 6th October O2 Forum, London, England
Sun 7th October O2 Institute, Birmingham, England
Tue 9th October Beckett SU, Leeds, England
Wed 10th October Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
Thu 11th October Riverside, Newcastle, England
Fri 12th October O2 Ritz, Manchester, England
Sat 13th October Engine Rooms, Southampton, England

 Architects Announce New Album 'Holy Hell' And UK Arena Tour.

ArchitectsSaturday 22nd September 2018
Architects, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang! recently awarded the title of "Best British Live Band" and The Guardian said feature "gloriously crafted anthems of defiance," return with their eighth album, Holy Hell, on November 9 via Epitaph Records. The band has simultaneously debuted the song and video for "Hereafter", which was directed by Jeb Hardwick. Watch it HERE.

Holy Hell marks the band's first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect's founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. "In those first months after Tom's death, I didn't deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious," Dan explains. "I'd ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it."

"It's at times like that you ask yourself, 'What is left?'" adds vocalist Sam Carter. "As a group of friends, we had to find something."
"Ultimately, there were two choices," Dan says. "Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences."

Finding a way forward, the band spent six months from the Fall of 2017 through the Spring of this year recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. "For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it," Dan offers. "There is value in pain. It's where we learn, it's where we grow."
Holy Hell track list:

  1. Death Is Not Defeat
  2. Hereafter
  3. Mortal After All
  4. Holy Hell
  5. Damnation
  6. Royal Beggars
  7. Modern Misery
  8. Dying To Heal
  9. The Seventh Circle
  10. Doomsday
  11. A Wasted Hymn


Architects have also announced their biggest-ever European/UK tour, taking place in January and February 2019. The band will be playing several arenas, including Wembley SSE Arena in London, Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle in Dusseldorf, as well as the biggest venues they've played in Europe so far. Before this tour, they be heading to Russia and Ukraine for three shows in December this year. Please see below for the full list of dates. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 9:00am UK / 10:00am CET.

4 Dec 2018 - St. Petersburg, A2 (RU) - TICKETS
6 Dec 2018 – Moscow, Adrenaline Stadium (RU) - TICKETS
8 Dec 2018 – Kiev, Stereoplaza (UKR) - TICKETS
6 Jan 2019 – Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan  (SE) - TICKETS
8 Jan 2019 – Copenhagen, Vega (DK) - TICKETS
10 Jan 2019 – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle (DE) - TICKETS
11 Jan 2019 – Antwerp, Lotto Arena (BE) - TICKETS
12 Jan 2019 – Amsterdam, AFAS Live (NL) - TICKETS
14 Jan 2019 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse (UK) - TICKETS
17 Jan 2019 – Glasgow, O2 Academy (UK) - TICKETS
18 Jan 2019 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK)  - TICKETS
19 Jan 2019 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley (UK) - TICKETS
21 Jan 2019 – Luxembourg, Luxexpo (LUX) - TICKETS
22 Jan 2019 – Lyon, Transbordeur (FR) - TICKETS
24 Jan 2019 – Barcelona, Razzmatazz (ES) - TICKETS
25 Jan 2019 – Bilbao, Santana 27 (ES) - TICKETS
27 Jan 2019 – Paris, Olympia (FR) - TICKETS
28 Jan 2019 – Zurich, Halle 622 (CH) - TICKETS
29 Jan 2019 – Vienna, Gasometer (AT) - TICKETS
30 Jan 2019 – Milan, Alcatraz (IT) Italy - TICKETS
31 Jan 2019 – Prague, Forum Karlin (CZ) - TICKETS
1 Feb 2019 – Warsaw, Stodola (PO) - TICKETS
2 Feb 2019 – Leipzig, Haus Auensee (DE) - TICKETS
3 Feb 2019 – Offenbach, Stadthalle (DE) - TICKETS
5 Feb 2019 – Berlin, Verti Music Hall (DE) - TICKETS
6 Feb 2019 – Munich, Zenith (DE) - TICKETS
8 Feb 2019 – Hamburg, Sporthalle (DE) - TICKETS

Album pre-orders, including physical bundles featuring vinyl and various merchandise, as well as digital pre-orders offering instant downloads of "Hereafter" are available here.

 Tremonti Announces UK And European Tour.

TremontiSaturday 22nd September 2018
Tremonti, the band led by Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, have announced their return to the UK for a headline tour this winter. Tickets went on sale this morning, at 10am. Support comes from Brit rockers The Raven Age and French metalheads Disconnected.

Dates are as follows:
Thu 29th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat 1st Dec - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sun 2nd Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 4th Dec - LONDON Forum
Thu 6th Dec - EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
Full tour info and ticket links can be found at www.marktremonti.com.

The band’s latest studio album, A Dying Machine was released via Napalm Records on June 8 and stormed charts worldwide, landing in the Top 20 in the UK Album Chart. The album is available for purchase here: http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine. Watch the video for single "Take You With Me" at: https://youtu.be/BYwrSAZzXEc.

A Dying Machine is the first concept album of Mark Tremonti’s career and the music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. The story takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. The novel for A Dying Machine, written by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, has begun shipping to fans that pre-ordered the book. The release of the novel marks the first work of fiction completed by Tremonti, another career milestone for him. The book has been getting rave reviews from fans for the story and a limited number of first-pressing copies still remain. Visit www.marktremonti.com to purchase.

 Bad Wolves To Support Three Days Grace.

Bad WolvesSaturday 22nd September 2018
Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext states: "Last year when I stood in for 5fdp on a few of their shows I was reminded how passionate and loyal European fans are. When BW released "Zombie" earlier this year we got the same, great response and couldn't believe the massive wave of support from all over Europe, especially given that we're a new band. Not a day has gone by that we don't get tons of messages from fans demanding for us to come over. Originally, we were planning to do so in 2019 but it became clear that the time is now and we had to find a way. Coincidingly, Three Days Grace invited us to join them in Europe this Fall so we didn't think twice and here we are. We couldn't be more excited and can't wait to see all of you out there at the shows."  

Adds Bad Wolves manager Zoltan Bathory, guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch: "I don't think most people expected Bad Wolves to blow up around the world like they have this year, but to me it wasn't really a shocker. They have that special sauce you can't manufacture. You have to go and see them to understand the way they connect with people. We took them on the road in the US and they've been killin' it night after night. They are the real deal, Canada and Europe are going to love them."

Earlier this year the band released their version of The Cranberries 'Zombie', which soared to success all over the world, and has been certified Goldin the United States and Australia as well asPlatinumin Canada. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S.iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songschart, Spotify's Global Viral 50 and the Shazam charts while also reigning atop the Canadian and American Rock radio chartsfor eight and three straight weeks, respectively. 

The official music video, a tribute to the late singer Dolores O'Riordanof the Cranberriesand an homage to the original, has garnered over 125 million viewsacross platforms and in June this year, Bad Wolvespresented a $250,000check to Dolores O'Riordan's four children, fulfilling the promise to donate all of their proceeds.

The follow up single 'Hear Me Now'feat. Diamanteis also quickly climbing up the charts. Bad Wolves are currently touring North America with heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin on the biggest US rock tour of summer 2018 and, as a special treat for fans, Diamante is performing "Hear Me Now" live with Bad Wolves every show.

Bad Wolves' debut album Disobey, released in the Spring via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the following chart positions in the USA: #22-Billboard Top 200, #2-Hard Rock Chart, #4- Rock chart, #8-on the Top Current AlbumsChart. In the UK, the album reached #1 on the official Rock and Metal charts, as well as #1 on the iTunes Rock and Metal charts (also in Germany and France). In addition, the album reached #1 in a total of 15 countries across Europe, including Holland, Ireland, Finland, Belgium and many more. The band has amassed over 60 million track streams, 400,000+ downloads to date and, mainstream media such as BBC, The Times, The Sun and The Guardian in the UK, as well as Focus, Stern, Gala in Germany have covered the success of Bad Wolves, to name a few.

For more information on Bad Wolves visit www.badwolvesnation.com

UK Dates:

1st Oct – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
2nd Oct – Nottingham Rock City
4th Oct – Birmingham O2 Institute
5th Oct – Bristol St Phillips
7th Oct – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
8th Oct – Glasgow O2 ABC
9th Oct – Manchester O2 Ritz
 O2 Institute
5th Oct – Bristol St Phillips
7th Oct – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
8th Oct – Glasgow O2 ABC
9th Oct – Manchester O2 Ritz

 Avenged Sevenfold Release New Song 'Mad Hatter'.

Avenged SevenfoldSaturday 22nd September 2018
Multi-platinum rock band AVENGED SEVENFOLD today  released "Mad Hatter" (Warner Bros. Records), a brand-new track written and recorded for Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4, the next highly-anticipated entry to the top-selling franchise scheduled for release on October 12. Click HERE to download/stream "Mad Hatter."

"Mad Hatter" is the fourth consecutive Call of Duty®: Black Ops collaboration between developer Treyarch and Avenged Sevenfold following "Not Ready To Die (featured in Call Of Duty: Black Ops) "Carry On" (Call Of Duty®: Black Ops II) and "Jade Helm" (Call Of Duty®: Black Ops III exclusively).

This Friday, September 21st, the band will release all four songs on an EP titled Black Reign (Warner Bros. Records), which can be pre-saved on Spotify by clicking HERE.

"Mad Hatter" was recorded in LA this past March and co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi, who produced Avenged Sevenfold's critically acclaimed album, The Stage, and its Grammy nominated title track.

"Black Ops 4 looks insane and is something completely new for fans, so we felt that we should take a similar leap with the music and go for something bigger, darker and more cerebral," says Avenged Sevenfold lead vocalist M. Shadows.

About the "Mad Hatter" creative process, Shadows says, "Watching the initial trailers and looking at production sketches reminded me of the 'S-Town' podcast and its main protagonist, John B. McLemore, who was rumored to have suffered from mercury poisoning, or Mad Hatter disease. The idea of Mad Hatter and what it does to the brain is as frightening as the images we were shown. So I decided that the lyrics would shadow McLemore's life. The result is a thick-grooved song that's dynamic and has a weightiness to it."

"We have a very deep relationship with the team at Treyarch," he adds. "We're proud to be part of the family and extremely excited for people to enjoy this next chapter and our contribution to it."

"As fans of the game and as world class musicians, Avenged Sevenfold has demonstrated an innate ability to convey the emotion and raw power of the Call of Duty Zombies experience," said Jason Blundell, Director of Zombies at Treyarch. "We're introducing fans to a new cast of characters in Black Ops 4 and delivering the biggest Zombies experience to date. With IX we knew we needed something epic and A7X delivered."

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision and developed by Treyarch with additional development support from Raven Software and PC development with Beenox. The title is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th.  

ACTIVISION, CALL OF DUTY, and CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS are trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners

 The Strangers Announce 19 Date March 2019 UK Tour.

The StranglersSaturday 22nd September 2018
The Stranglers' Back on the Tracks 19-date UK Tour kicks off in Belfast on 28th February culminating in what is bound to be another rousing finale in Manchester on Saturday 30th March.

During a hectic year of touring the Southern Hemisphere, Europe and the UK, The Stranglers have also been busy writing and rehearsing new material so audiences can expect to experience some of these new cuts, alongside classic favourites and lesser performed numbers drawn from their eloquent and extensive catalogue spanning over forty years.

First formed in 1974, the band's no bullsh*t attitude was embraced by the punk movement of the late'70s, with their first three albums (Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes and Black And White) being released within an astonishing 13 months of each other, scoring hit singles such as Peaches, No More Heroes and Walk On By. Further success was to follow with Always The Sun, Strange Little Girl and the mercurial Golden Brown, amongst many others, earning the group 24 Top 40 singles and 18 Top 40 albums   

Masters of their own highly original sound, that combines a brilliant melodic touch with dark aggression and effortless cool, The Stranglers are now recognised as one of the most credible and influential bands to have emerged from the punk era.

With record-breaking, sell-out shows and festival appearances in the UK and throughout the world, demand to see and hear the band is at an all-time high, testament surely to their considerable musical talent and enduring quality of their songs.

Special Guests on the 2019 dates are Britain's finest rhythm and blues band, 
Dr Feelgood.

BACK ON THE TRACKS TOUR - 2019

FEBRUARY
Thursday        28      Belfast Ulster Hall

MARCH 
Friday        01        Dublin Olympia
Tuesday    05        Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Thursday   07        Aberdeen Beach Ballroom
Friday        08        Dunfermline Alhambra
Saturday    09       Glasgow O2 Academy
Monday      11       Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday     12       Reading Hexagon
Thursday    14       Newcastle O2 Academy
Friday         15       Leeds O2 Academy
Saturday    16       Birmingham O2 Academy
Tuesday     19       Guildford G Live
Thursday    21       Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Friday         22       London O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday    23       Cambridge Corn Exchange
Monday      25       Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tuesday     26       Brighton Dome
Thursday    28       Bristol O2 Academy
Saturday     30       Manchester  O2 Apollo

 Black Star Riders Announce Line-up Change.

Black Star RidersSaturday 22nd September 2018
Black Star Riders are proud to announce that their new lead guitar player from January 1st 2019 will be Christian Martucci, from Stone Sour

Christian will replace founding BSR member Damon Johnson, who has decided to part company with the band at the end of the year to concentrate on a solo career and session work.

Damon Johnson "3 excellent albums in 6 years with this great band is one of the proudest achievements of my career, and it has been glorious. My family and I have decided to focus our efforts into growing my solo career and I'm excited to be home more to take advantage of working and writing in Nashville. Though I'm moving on from BSR, I will continue to work with Ricky in "Warwick Johnson", and plan on being a part of any Thin Lizzy commitments in the future. Much love and continued success to the entire band and to the incredible Black Star Riders fans worldwide." 
 
Scott Gorham "I just want to thank Damon for being part of the band and three great records together and I wish him all the best. For BSR it's onwards and upwards!"

Ricky Warwick explains, "Damon Johnson is my bro and I love him. It's been a wonderful journey for the last 6 years writing, recording and playing live with him, molding, building and making Black Star Riders into the formidable force that we have become. I totally respect his decision, he will always be family. I will miss him."
 
Robert Crane added "I'm so thankful to have shared this amazing musical journey with our brother Damon. I'm hopeful our paths cross again one day. Love and respect to D.J. and his family."

After auditions last month in Los Angeles with some incredible guitar players, Christian was chosen to take up the position vacated by Damon.

Ricky Warwick on Christian Martucci, "Christian Martucci is a sonic force of nature, an insanely talented guitar player and a wonderful human being and I'm delighted he has become part of the BSR family.  His musical pedigree speaks for itself. He will be an amazing addition to Black Star Riders, bringing a new edge and dynamic presence to the band.  I eagerly look forward to writing, recording album number 4 and touring the world with him, Robert, Scott and Chad. The best way to predict the future is to go and create it. The best is yet to come!"

Scott Gorham "I am really looking forward to sharing the stage with Christian.  He is an amazing player and an awesome addition to the Black Star Riders family."
 
Robert Crane add's "Much like seeing Chad Szeliga playing our songs for the first time, we all knew from the first chord that Christian was the guy... Straight up, he's a badass! Let's go!"

Christian explains, "As a fan who's been inspired by their music, it's an honor and privilege to be a part of Black Star Riders. I'm really looking forward to this!"

Black Star Riders will head down for the first time to South America in November, joining Judas Priest (with Alice in Chains on some dates) for shows in Chile, Argentina & Brazil.  Damon will not be with the band for this run, but his temporary replacement is long time friend of the band, Thunder guitarist Luke Morley.

They will finish off the year with some dates in the United Kingdom, which will be Damon's last shows with the band.

The band will then enter the studio in early 2019 to record their fourth studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Tour dates are below:

Nov 2nd  Santiago, Chile – Pista Atletica Solid Rock Festival
Nov 4th   Buenos Aires, Argentina  – GEBA Solid Rock Festival
Nov 8th   Curitiba, Brazil – Pedreira Paulo Leminski
Nov 10th  Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Park Solid Rock Festival 
Nov 11th  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - KM Hall
Nov 14th - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Expominas
Nov 28th  Buckley, UK - Tivoli
Nov 29th  Southampton, UK – Engine Room
Nov 30th Leamington Spa, UK – Assembly Rooms
Dec 1st   Trecco Bay, UK – Planet Rockstock
Dec 2nd  Holmfirth, UK - Picturedrome
Dec 3rd  Sheffield, UK - Corporation 

Black Star Riders third album "Heavy Fire" was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German

 The Dirty Nil Release New Album 'Master The Volume'.

The Dirty NilSaturday 22nd September 2018
'Master Volume,' the new album from amp-blowing Juno "Breakthrough" rock & roll trio The Dirty Nil, is out today via Dine Alone Records. With heavy-hitting riffs, raw vocal angst, and stadium-worthy production courtesy of Seattle grunge vet John Goodmanson, "the band set out to make a perfect rock record and they succeeded" (Vice Noisey). With guitars and vocals by quintessential, star-studded rock posterchild Luke Bentham, basslines by Ross Miller, and drums by Kyle Fisher, the album crystallizes the hard-and-fast living energy of punk youth through a refreshing self-referential lens.

Recorded after a whirlwind 350+ shows in three years that saw them share stages with the likes of The Who, Against Me!, The Menzingers, and more, the band set out to make an album that they could play live to bigger crowds, while retaining a raw, almost nostalgically bombastic energy. With cheeky, flirtatious lyrics reflecting on everything from the underworld of the basement circuit, to car wreckages, and more serious topics like the experience of loving an addict, 'Master Volume' is a study in controlling chaos, and totally ripping it out.

The band are back in the UK larer this month with a live show that combines 80s-music-video-RAWK! confidence and a technical prowess that makes their natural-born magnetism and star power unmistakable. They'll play the "future super-hits" (NME) of 'Master Volume,' along with the "swaggering" (Brooklyn Vegan) basement-bangers that have won them praise from Billboard, Stereogum, Pitchfork, and more.

UK HEADLINE DATES:
September
25: Norwich Waterfront
26 Birmingham Flapper
27 Southampton Joiners
28 London Boston Music Room

 Massive To Release New Album In February 2019.

MassiveSaturday 22nd September 2018
Aussie Beer drinking, foot stomping rock 'n' rollers MASSIVE have signed a new 5-year deal with "Off Yer Rocka Recordings".

To coincide with this Red-Hot News, the band have just announced that their long awaited third studio album titled "Rebuild Destroy" will now be available for pre order with the album's release due on 1stFebruary 2019. As a sneak peak of what's to come the band have dropped a lyric video for the first single "Roses" which is a solid corker, If you fancy a sneak preview then click the link http://bit.ly/re-des.

"This is the album I think Massive were always meant to write, we had no pressures on us, we booked the recording time ourselves and just went in and laid down some high energy rock n roll. We couldn't think of a better team to work with than the legends at HRH / Off Yer Rocka who are some of the biggest supporters of Rock n Metal music out there" - says Brad Marr.

Massive started back in 2012 with founding members Brad Marr and Ben Laguda having nothing better to do than tour the world playing rock n roll. 2 albums later and having toured with some of the best musicians in the world, the band are stronger and more determined than ever to get in a cramped van and smash it night after night. This is no frills dirty rock n roll.

HRH / Off Yer Rocka CEO Jonni Davis added: "people know what we do, we look for special talent from all around the globe, shine a light on it and amplify in all directions, Massive are no strangers to our Live portfolio but we are honored to go on a joint crusade with this third album which will make your balls vibrate".
In promotion of the new single and album pre order the band are heading out on a headline and festival tour throughout the UK and Europe with 52 dates across 10 countries and over 26,000km to be covered!
Track Listing
1. Generation Riot 

2. Long Time Coming 

3. What You Gonna Do 

4. Bullet 

5. Roses 

6. Face In The Crowd 

7. Over And Out 

8. Pieces 

9. The Wrecking Crew 

10. GettingHeavy 

11. AMileInMyShoes

 Anti-Flag Unleash New Music Video.

Anti-FlagSaturday 22nd September 2018
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have premiered the new music video for their cover of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth." The show is now available to stream on Democracy Now!. The video is a partnership with Everytown, featuring footage from the March For Our Lives and stats about gun violence. Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. "For What It's Worth" comes off of Anti-Flag's recently announced album American Reckoning, set to be released on Spinefarm Records on September 28th. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them. Pre-orders for American Reckoning are available via Spinefarm Records. A quote from the band on the Democracy Now! feature can be found below.

Democracy Now! Stream available HERE.

"Inspiration and the energy to keep fighting for social and economic justice comes in all forms. Many would not expect a punk rock band to take that inspiration from an artist like Buffalo Springfield, but they'd be wrong. We have been influenced by the power of this song for years. We have used portions of the groove and drum beat on Anti-Flag records, and now have created this version of the song. 

The live footage in this video is from our 2018 summer European Tour, where everyday people would ask us about gun violence in America and what people were doing to confront it. The March For Our Lives footage comes from the organization Everytown, who are on the frontlines of the battle against the NRA and the gun lobby in America. These are the people doing the real work to confront gun violence here at home. 

To premier this video via Democracy Now! is an absolute honour and privilege. When people ask us how they can become informed, be better citizens of the world, find news predicated upon empathy and the truth, we tell them to listen to Democracy Now! To be featured on this life changing and undeniable force for truth and positive change in the world is incredibly special to our band." - Anti-Flag

American Reckoning, the new acoustic album from Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag, strips down some of the band's latest hits to get to the heart of the message. The album features acoustic versions of songs off their last two albums, American Spring (2015) and American Fall (2017), as well as covers of some of the classics that inspired them. By arranging these songs together, American Reckoning functions as an account of one of the country's most tumultuous political times told by some of music's sharpest political minds.

The American series, all released on Spinefarm Records, showcases why Anti-Flag is recognized as a staple in punk rock. Known for their left-wing politics, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various socio-political sentiments, Anti-Flag have proven themselves as both dedicated activists and accomplished musicians since forming in 1993. Decades of strong political ideals and rousing punk rock songs have allowed the band to assemble a devoted fan base of likeminded individuals all across the world. A quote from the band on their new album can be found below. 

"When you're a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted. We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning... 

This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a seconds time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that's where the covers come in. They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process. 

We can not be knee jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie, we created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics, American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them." - Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag have recently announced a UK tour this fall with Cancer Bats and Worriers. Line-ups and other information can be found below, along with a full list of UK tour dates.

American Reckoning was recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, and mixed and mastered by long time Anti-Flag engineer Justin Francis. The album's artwork was designed by Doug Dean, who also did the artwork for both American Spring and American Fall.
American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
5. Racists
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
UK Tour Dates:
30/10 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum#
31/10 - Bristol, UK - SWX#
1/11 - London, UK - Heaven#
2/11 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2#
3/11 - Glasgow, UK - Garage#
5/11 - Belfast, UK - Foundry#
6/11 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's#

# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers

 Slash Announces UK And European Tour And New Album.

SlashSaturday 22nd September 2018
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS are pleased to announce European Tour dates in February and March 2019 – following on from their USA headline tour in September and October 2018. The European tour will support the imminent release of Slash's fourth solo album LIVING THE DREAM.

Full European tour dates announced are as follows:
 
Thursday 7thFebruary 2019                      Offenbach, Stadhalle GERMANY
Sat 9thFebruary 2019                                 Prague, o2 Arena CZECH REPUBLIC
Sun 10thFebruary 2019                              Vienna, Gasometer AUSTRIA
Tues 12thFebruary 2019                            Lodz, Atlas Arena POLAND
Sat 16thFebruary 2019                             Manchester, O2 Apollo UK *
Sun 17thFebruary 2019                            Glasgow, SEC Hall 3 UK *
Tues 19thFebruary 2019                          Doncaster, The Dome UK *
Wed 20thFebruary 2019                           London, Eventim Apollo UK *
Fri 22ndFebruary 2019                                Paris, Zenith FRANCE
Sat 23rdFebruary 2019                               Brussels, The Cirque Royal BELGIUM
Sun 24thFebruary 2019                              Amsterdam, AFAS Live NETHERLANDS
Wed 27thFebruary 2019                             Oslo, Sentrum Scene NORWAY
Thurs 28thFebruary 2019                          Stockholm, Annext SWEDEN
Sun 3rdMarch 2019                                     Hamburg, Sporthalle GERMANY
Mon 4thMarch 2019                                     Berlin, Verti Music Hall GERMANY
Thurs 7thMarch 2019                                  Zurich, Samsung Hall SWITZERLAND
Fri 8thMarch 2019                                        Milan, Fabrique ITALY
Sun 10thMarch 2019                                   Toulouse, Zenith FRANCE
Tues 12thMarch 2019                                 Barcelona, St Jordi Club SPAIN
Wed 13thMarch 2019                                  Madrid, Wizink Centre SPAIN
Friday 15thMarch 2019                               Lisbon,Lisbon Campo Pequeno PORTUGAL

Tickets for the tour are available at: http://www.slashonline.com from 9am GMT Wednesday 19th September 2019. Support is tbc.

*For the UK, pre-order 'Living The Dream' via the Roadrunner Records UK store https://shop.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk/artists/slash.html by 2pm on Thursday 13th September 2018 to get access to an early pre-sale for tickets to these UK shows which starts Friday 14th September at 9am. (Tickets are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis, max 2 tickets per person).

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM on 21st September 2018 via SLASH's own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with RoadrunnerRecords The group have already unleashed "Driving Rain"-- the first single off LIVING THE DREAM. Listen to "Driving Rain" HERE and watch the trailer HERE and purchase the new song digitally HERE.

LIVING THE DREAMis SLASH's fourth solo album, and third with SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). The band has launched a physical pre-order for LIVING THE DREAM including CD, Heavyweight vinyl and a limited edition Deluxe Premium Set consisting of  2LP Yellow Vinyl within a Premium "Living The Dream" Vinyl-size 20 page Hardback Book, an exclusive one- sided 7" single of "Driving Rain" featuring an etching on the B-side with a special set of SLASH plectrumsStandard Physical CD album and  poster. All formats are available to order along with a limited-edition T-shirt and Hoodie. To view a variety of the LIVING THE DREAM CD/merchandise bundles available now: http://www.slashonline.com.
Following is the tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM:
 
1. The Call of the Wild
2. Serve You Right
3. My Antidote
4. Mind Your Manners
5. Lost Inside the Girl
6. Read Between the Lines
7. Slow Grind
8. The One You Loved Is Gone
9. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard of Broken Hearts

 Lacuna Coil Release Live Video.

LAcuna CoilSaturday 22nd September 2018
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of LACUNA COIL’s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19 in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show - Live In London” which is scheduled for release on November 9th, 2018.

LACUNA COIL just released a first song and clip from the show, “Blood, Tears, Dust (The 119 Show - Live In London)” which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/rwibMSSN7ac

The band previously launched the following trailer for the release: https://youtu.be/0Ui21FFcH9M

Fans can look forward not only to a very special live performance that was accompanied by the UK circus group Incandescence, but also to a career spanning set including LACUNA COIL songs never played live before.

“The 119 Show - Live In London” is available in the following formats: 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray/DVD/2CD, Digital Album.
Preorder link: https://lacunacoil.lnk.to/The119Show

Very few tickets are left for a special screening of “The 119 Show - Live In London”: LACUNA COIL are offering the chance for fans to share the magic once again, this time on the big screen. On October 23, Everyman Cinema presents an exclusive showing at ‘Screen on the Green’, Islington, London with Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro taking part in a live Q&A. The event is sponsored by Italian beermakers, Birra Moretti. Tickets are available here: https://www.everymancinema.com/screen-on-the-green/film-info/lacuna-coil-the-119-show-band-qa

After the release the band will head out for a European tour to support the release of “The 119 Show -Live In London”.

31.10.18 (IT) Lucca - Lucca Comics & Games 2018
02.11.18 (DE) Weissenhäuser Strand - Metal Hammer Paradise
03.11.18 (BE) Bruges - Entrepot
04.11.18 (NL) Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
06.11.18 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.11.18 (DE) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
09.11.18 (DE) Weinheim - Café Central
10.11.18 (DE) Cologne - Club Volta
11.11.18 (DE) Dresden - Scheune
13.11.18 (DE) Munich - Strom
14.11.18 (DE) Nürnberg - Hirsch
15.11.18 (IT) Milan - Santeria

Early 2018 also saw Cristina Scabbia take on the prominent role of a coach for The Voice Of Italy on prime-time Italian national TV. LACUNA COIL were recently awarded the fan voted “Best Live Band” award at the prestigious Metal Hammer Golden Gods in London, UK. Additionally they were announced for a very important career recognition award for their 20 years together as a band from MEI which is the annual meeting of the Independent labels in Italy.

 Bowling For Soup Announce Xmas Tour.

Bowling For SoupSaturday 22nd September 2018
In February 2018, Texan pop punk royalty Bowling For Soup embarked on the biggest and most successful UK tour of their twenty four years together. The Get Happy Tour 2018 was a wild success, culminating in the bands' biggest ever UK headline show crowd at London's Brixton Academy.

Fast forward to the start of the Autumn and Bowling For Soup are delighted to announce their return to UK shores. The Almost Christmas Tour will play eight shows across England and Scotland, hitting some locations the band hasn't played for many years (or in the case or one or two places, for the first time ever)! 

Joining Bowling For Soup on this trek are their pop punk brothers Patent Pending. Fans of both bands know their collective history together goes back a long way, with fans of both asking them repeatedly to tour together again. Those wishes are coming true!

BFS' own fearless leader, Jaret Reddick, is delighted to have the band returning to parts of the UK they don't often get to play:

"As I think back on our history of UK touring, it dawns on me that we have never been there in December. At least I don't remember being there...could be the pints! Regardless, I thought, who likes Christmas as much as we do?!? PATENT PENDING!! And who more than both of us?!? PEOPLE IN THE UK!!!

So we reunited with our little brothers, Patent Pending, to bring our first ever Christmas tour (well, almost!!) to the UK!!
!"

Bowling For Soup's Almost Christmas UK Tour plays the following locations and venues:

Monday 26th November - Preston - Guild Hall
Tuesday 27th November - Edinburgh - Usher Hall
Wednesday 28th November - Bristol - O2 Academy
Thursday 29th November - Reading - The Hexagon
Friday 30th November - Southampton - O2 Guildhall
Saturday 1st December - Bexhill On Sea - De La Warr Pavillion
Sunday 2nd December - Leicester - O2 Academy
Monday 3rd December - Leeds - O2 Academy
 
Tickets for the Almost Christmas tour will go on fan pre-sale, O2 pre-sale and venue pre-sale (where applicable) on Wednesday September 12th at 10am. Tickets go on general sale Friday September 14th at 10am. Please check www.bowlingforsoup.com for full details. 

 Ozzy Osbourne Announces Final Two Year Spanning World Tour.

Ozzy OsbourneSaturday 8th September 2018
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE today revealed details about his forthcoming "NO MORE TOURS 2," a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek. The announcement by the legendary musical icon about the European dates extends the North American tour, announced earlier this year, with his long time collaborators Zakk Wylde (Guitar), Blasko (Bass), Tommy Clufetos (Drums) and Adam Wakeman (Keyboards).

The 2019 European leg produced by Live Nation kicks off in Dublin on 30th January with dates scheduled throughout the UK, including a night at London's O2 Arena before continuing through Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy before concluding in Barcelona on 3rd March; Ozzy will be joined by Judas Priest for select dates on the tour. Tickets for the U.K. shows go on sale to the general public 07 September at 9am at LiveNation.co.uk. br>
This summer saw OZZY go solo on the European festival circuit, with headline performances at Download UK, Paris and Madrid, Firenze Rocks, Copenhell, Grasspop Metal Meeting and Sweden Rock Festival.

"I've been extremely blessed to have had two successful music careers," OSBOURNE says. "I'm looking at this final tour as being a huge celebration for my fans and anyone who has enjoyed my music over the past five decades."

On his upcoming farewell world tour, produced by Live Nation, OSBOURNE will celebrate more than five decades as a performer (both as a solo artist and as lead singer of Black Sabbath which toured through Europe in 2017 on their farewell tour). This tour, expected to take OZZY around the world with dates into 2020, will mark the end of global touring for the legendary artist, though he will continue to perform select live shows in the future. Throughout his career, OZZY has sold more than 100 million records.

OZZY's U.K. Tour Dates:

01 Feb 2019                                                                            Nottingham, U.K.            Motorpoint Arena
03 Feb 2019                                                                            Manchester, U.K.            Manchester Arena
05 Feb 2019                                                                            Newcastle, U.K.              Metro Radio Arena
07 Feb 2019                                                                            Glasgow, U.K.                The SSE Hydro
09 Feb 2019                                                                            Birmingham, U.K.            Genting Arena
11 Feb 2019                                                                            London, U.K.                  The O2, Arena

 Good Charlotte Release Video For 'Prayers'.

Good CharlotteSaturday 8th September 2018
Good Charlotte today released a new music video for "Prayers", the latest single off their forthcoming album Generation Rx.  The video profiles a real-life friend of the band and his parents as they work hard and contribute to their community even though they are under constant threat of deportation by I.C.E.  Despite everything they are up against, they remain optimistic and proud to call themselves American.

Watch the video HERE.

Good Charlotte is donating the cost of making this video to RAICES, The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.  RAICES is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.  

Good Charlotte encourages their fans to donate to RAICES directly through the video's YouTube and visit https://actionnetwork.org/ to learn more about what they can do to help children, families, and refugees.


Generation Rx will be released on September 14, 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG. The album represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds Good Charlotte doing what they do best—speaking directly to the youth.


Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and The UK for a massive tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

GOOD CHARLOTTE LIVE DATES

October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Comuna Festival
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

 Clutch 'Book Of Bad Decisions' Out Now.

ClutchSaturday 8th September 2018
Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, has released their twelfth studio album “Book Of Bad Decisions” today via their own label Weathermaker Music. 

The new album “Book Of Bad Decisions” consists of 15 new tracks that are on all the album formats. Formats include: CD, 2xLP Standard Black Vinyl, Limited Edition 28-page Book with CD, Limited Edition 2xLP Coloured ("Coke Bottle Green") and 2xLP Picture Disc Vinyl. The full album is available now at https://clutch.lnk.to/BookofBadDecisions.
The band have shared a few images on their social media of some of the formats, which are shown here.

he album was recorded, mixed, and produced at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN by producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather). The album cover and picture disc artwork was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

The pre-release campaign featured 4 digital singles, 4 videos, and two limited edition 7” picture disc releases. Now that the full album is available, reviewers around the world are universally enthusiastic about “Book Of Bad Decisions”, the follow up to previous Clutch releases “Psychic Warfare” (2015) and “Earth Rocker” (2013). Here's just a few clips from the UK alone...

Kerrang!: "Clutch deliver yet another knock out on glorious twelfth album. You're reminded that no other band on Earth sound like Clutch, or groove as hard." - KKKK
Powerplay: "They confound, they beguile, they bedazzle, they roar, they groove. Book Of Bad Decisions? This deserves to be a bestseller." - 10/10
Total Guitar: "With their previous two albums being absolute stormers, even by Clutch standards, this has high standards to rise to. We needn't have worried, this 15-chapter Book is still essential reading." - ****
Rhythm: "Death. Taxes. Clutch to turn in an utterly face-melting new album. Just three things that you can take as guarantees in this life. It's highlight after highlight." - ****
Metal Hammer: "Book Of Bad Decisions is another phenomenal piece of work from one of the few bands that we can all agree on. Everyone likes Clutch. Because they are [still] fucking brilliant. This is among Clutch's finest work." - 9/10
Classic Rock: "It's punchy and wise, freaky and funny, and it throbs and hums like an electric fence. If any other band had made an album this great, the world of rock 'n' roll would have tilted on its axis. But it's Clutch we're talking about, and this is what they do. Long may it continue." - 9/10
Planet Rock: "Clutch have continued to thrill and evolve over the last 25 years. Will Clutch ever put a foot wrong? Based on Book Of Bad Decisions, it's looking highly unlikely." - ****

CLUTCH will spend September and October touring the USA with special guests Sevendust and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, plus a date in California with System Of A Down and a number of US festivals. The band then head over to Europe, hitting the UK for a festive December tour, with support from The Picturebooks and The Inspector Cluzo.
UK DATES ON SALE NOW:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
                          
Watch the video for latest single, "In Walks Barbarella" here.

 Metal Allegiance Release New Video.

Metal AllengianceSaturday 8th September 2018
METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. Today marks the release of the band's sophomore album Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty as well as the release of the band's fourth single, 'The Accuser' featuring Trevor Strnad of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Check out the track video for 'The Accuser' here: youtu.be/0Hu2forElhA

Trevor Strnad comments, "I am super honored to have been asked to join METAL ALLEGIANCE as a guest vocalist for the track 'The Accuser'! The list of greats that have contributed to this union of might and metal over the course of these two albums is truly staggering. To be considered a peer to any of these musicians is a high bench mark for achievement. I spit out my coffee when I saw that they chose the song I contributed to to be the opening track for the album... I was simply shocked!"

Alex Skolnick states, "We'd been searching all over for a vocalist on our opening track 'The Accuser' - someone who fit the tune but who could also kick off this album right. One day, while getting ready to go on at Ozzfest/Knotfest, I heard THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER way off in the distance - Trevor Strnad was using many vocal tones and a few felt perfect for the song. I suggested him to Mark, and as it turned out, we not only found the right guy for our most aggressive track yet, we also got to bring someone from a new generation of metal into the fold; it's great to have him on board."

"The vocalist for 'The Accuser' had to fit a certain mold and sing these lyrics with honest conviction - he or she had to be willing to dig deep and understand what we were speaking of lyrically", comments Mark Menghi. "Enter Trevor Strnad, who absolutely nailed it. It seems that in today's society, it's very easy to blame a person (or persons) for something in order to save their own ass and cover-up their own lies with heinous accusations. Someone once told me that the greatest fiction novels are the ones with the most detail; unfortunately that's how society works today and it's sad for the people that truly need the help."

Order Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty, here:
All formats:  nuclearblast.com/metalallegiance2-pdm
CD:  nblast.de/MetalAllegiance2PDMAZ
Black Vinyl:  nblast.de/MetalAllegianceVinyl
Digital album:  nblast.de/MetalAllegiance2PDMIT

Watch the official music video for 'Bound By Silence'  featuring John Bush  here: youtu.be/2535DYnw78U

The thrash worshiping new album merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to produce groove driven, adrenaline soaked anthems while tackling the frustrating state of the world. The list of musicians for Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty  include Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), John Bush (ARMORED SAINT), Bobby "BLITZ" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), Mark Tornillo (ACCEPT), Max Cavalera (SOULFLY), Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH)  and Johan Hegg (AMON).  It also marks the return of Mark Oseguesda (DEATH ANGEL)  and Troy Sanders (MASTODON) .

Listen to the first single 'Mother of Sin'  featuring Bobby 'BLITZ' Ellsworth (OVERKILL) : youtu.be/sxDy11uRxNc
Watch the video for the band's second single 'Voodoo Of The Godsend'  featuring Max Cavalera , here: youtu.be/AXqhvUVV23I

Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty  was produced by Mark Menghi  and Alex Skolnick  while Mark Lewis  of MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD, SOULFLY, HATEBREED)  and Rafael Tavares .

The track list racks up as follows:

1. The Accuser (feat. Trevor Strnad)
2. Bound by Silence (feat. John Bush)
3. Mother of Sin (feat. Bobby Blitz)
4. Terminal Illusion (feat. Mark Tornillo)
5. King with a Paper Crown (feat. Johan Hegg)
6. Voodoo of the Godsend (feat. Max Cavalera)
7. Liars & Thieves (feat. Troy Sanders)
8. Impulse Control (feat. Mark Osegueda)
9. Power Drunk Majesty (Part I) (feat. Mark Osegueda)
10. Power Drunk Majesty (Part

 Beartooth Announce Third Studio Album 'Disease'.

BeartoothSaturday 8th September 2018
Columbus, OH rock band Beartooth recently announced the release of their third studio album Disease. The band's third effort is a stark look inward and the next installment chronicling frontman Caleb Shomo's battle with his own demons. Today, fans can get another taste of the record with the new track 'You Never Know.' Listen here.

"You Never Know" is a song that I wrote with Drew Fulk (aka WZRD BLD). It was the first song we wrote together, we wrote it about 40 minutes, " says Caleb. "We just went and got coffee and talked about things going on in our lives and our mental states at the time and just sort of came to a common ground and the song just rolled out from there. It's a jammer, play it loud!"

Disease is a painstaking, riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression. While there are moments of positivity, this isn't the sound of triumph. This is music about survival. 

"The album is a whirlwind of emotion," Shomo explains. "Crazy highs, crazy lows, and lots of intensity. This record isn't about winning anything. It's about trying to even begin to learn how to deal with things. It's hard to process just how dark you can get, what you can really put yourself through with expectations. It's like starting from the beginning all over again. At the end of the day, it is a very dark album." 
 
Even as Shomo and his bandmates played to sold-out crowds across Europe, the battle against mental illness and childhood issues returned, and the seed for Disease was planted. The title track was the first song written for it, setting the overall tone. 
 
As always, Shomo recorded vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, and mixed the album himself with assistance from an engineer, now with executive producer (and Grammy winner) Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with Foo Fighters and Rush

Diseasewill be released globally on September 28th but today fans can preorder the album and receive instant downloads of album tracks 'Bad Listener' and 'Disease.' Preorders at the band's website BeartoothBand.com include limited and exclusive Disease vinyl and merch bundles.

Beartooth is currently on tour in Europe before they hop back over the pond for a full US headline tour starting September 14th and wrapping up November 17th.

 Sinsaenum To Embark On European And UK Tour.

SinsaenumSaturday 8th September 2018
DragonForce´s Fred Leclercq and Joey Jordison of VIMIC (former drummer and co-founding member of Slipknot), who just released the brand new and critically acclaimed album 'Repulsion For Humanity' by all-star death metal band SINSAENUM on August 10th 2018 with Ear Music, are about to kick off for an extensive European tour this September! Starting on September 28th with shows in France, continuing their run all over Germany, Poland, Italy, Scandinavia, BeNeLux and many more European hot spots with a final show in Helsinki a month later, the band will be joined by very special guests HATESPHERE.

When you hear about artist side projects or self-styled “all-star bands”, you usually cannot help but roll your eyes at the audacity of the creators. However, when it comes to the extreme metal beast that is SINSAENUM, open your mind and ears and forget your preconceptions! Whilst they may draw their sonic power from renowned names, these are first and foremost friends joining forces as the most logical thing to do. SINSAENUM is a solidly bonded band of like-minded great musicians featuring Joey Jordison, DragonForce's Fred Leclercq, Attila Csihar from Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem and drone masters SUNNO))) (who has been featured on the band's highly acclaimed debut album 'Echoes Of The Tortured`'), Sean Zatorsky from NWoAHM titans Dååth and Chimaira, Stéphane Buriez of French death metal veterans Loudblast as well as Heimoth, mastermind of eclectic extremists Seth.

“I’ve been a death metal fan ever since and wrote some of these songs already in 1998, so it’s something I always wanted to do,” says multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso bass player of London-based Power Metallers DragonForce Fred Leclercq, who sticks to the guitar on this venture. “There was never the right time though, nor did I find the proper people to pull it off.
The end result of this mighty fusion is the second successfully released album titled 'Repulsion For Humanity', featuring some head-splitting riffs, challenging rhythms and structures, but at once such an infectious record created by one of the most influencing and incredibly versatile musicians the metal scene has to offer.

It's been just a matter of time to finally bring this exciting band project live on stage: "We are really excited about this upcoming tour in the fall and we looking forward to finally being able to meet our fans. To embark on this run with HateSphere is an honor and a great motivation to outdo ourselves every night! Those of you who have already seen us with our other bands know what we are capable of; all these energies combined will be something unique you dont want to miss! See you all very soon!“ - Joey, Steph, Heimoth, Sean, Fred.

Check out this promising teaser in support of the band's upcoming 'Repulsion For Humanity Tour 2018' right HERE!

Make sure to catch this unique all-star death metal group of SINSAENUM live on the following dates, presented by Dragon Productions with very special guests HATESPHERE:

28.09.18 FR St. Brieuc / La Citrouille, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
29.09.18 FR Paris / Flow, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
30.09.18 FR Reims / La Cartonnerie, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
01.10.18 LUX Esch Sur Alzette / Kulturfabrik, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
03.10.18 DE Hamburg / Knust, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
04.10.18 DE Hannover / Musikzentrum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
05.10.18 DE Berlin / Lido, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
06.10.18 PL Warsaw / Proxima, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
07.10.18 CZ Prag / Futurum, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
09.10.18 DE München / Backstage, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
10.10.18 HU Budapest / Dürer Kert, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
11.10.18 AT Wien / Szene, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
12.10.18 CH Zug / Galvanik, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
13.10.18 IT Milano / Legend, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
14.10.18 FR St. Étienne / Le Fil, with HateSphere + Critical Mess
16.10.18 FR Colmar / Grillen, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
17.10.18 DE Stuttgart / ClubCANN, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
18.10.18 BE Vosselaar / Biebob, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
19.10.18 UK London / The Dome, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
20.10.18 NL Amstelveen / P60, with HateSphere + T.A.N.K.
21.10.18 DK Kopenhagen / Vega, with HateSphere
22.10.18 SE Göteborg / Sticky Fingers, with HateSphere
23.10.18 NO Oslo / Parkteateret, with HateSphere
24.10.18 SE Stockholm / Klubben, with HateSphere
26.10.18 FI Turku / Apollo, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
27.10.18 FI Tampere / Olympia, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit
28.10.18 FI Helsinki / On The Rocks, with HateSphere + Mörbid Vomit

 Jeff Goldblum To Release Album'.

Jeff GoldblumSaturday 8th September 2018
Decca Records is thrilled to reveal details of the forthcoming album from Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum and his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, entitled ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’. The highly anticipated debut from the jazz pianist will be released on 9th November 2018.

Jeff and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra come to London next month for their first ever UK live shows, which have sold out immediately. They will perform at Ronnie Scott’s and Cadogan Hall, as part of the ESG London Jazz Festival, before taking the show to venues in Paris and Berlin (see details below).

Goldblum, who has been playing the piano since he was a child, has performed with his jazz band at venues in Los Angeles and New York City over the past few decades. When he’s not filming, the actor hosts a weekly jazz variety show at LA’s Rockwell Table and Stage. Frequented by locals and A-listers alike, the show intersperses Goldblum’s love of jazz with his passion and skills at improvised comedy.

The atmosphere and energy of these shows is captured perfectly on this album, which Jeff credits to producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock, Madeleine Peyroux). For the recording, Larry recreated the buzz of The Rockwell at the legendary Capitol Studios. The studio was transformed into a jazz club – food and drink was served to an invited live studio audience of Rockwell regulars, friends and family.

This album lives in that magical area where artists and audiences meet. There is a joyful sense of anything-can-happen and a spirit of creative generosity—in how Jeff speaks to his fans, how he accompanies guest singers and soloists, and especially in how Jeff comps. To Jeff, his role within the context of a jazz band is a seamless connection with his acting:

“I love improvising and that feeling of communication and interplay. It’s one of the cornerstones of my acting technique. I see my music in the same way.” – Jeff Goldblum

‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’ is the realization of this idea: jazz and standards presented in a manner that dares to be high-spirited and to make you feel good. The repertoire includes favourite ‘60s jazz numbers ‘Cantaloupe Island’ and ’I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)’, the 1940s classic ‘Straighten Up & Fly Right’ with guest vocals from Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May, ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ from 1930, featuring American songstress Haley Reinhart and the 1920s song ’Me And My Shadow’ sung by US comedian and actress, Sarah Silverman. The band are joined by the extraordinary Grammy-nominated trumpeter Till Brönner.

Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra deliver the feel and the swing, and they make it fun, funny, and familiar. Those are words not often associated with jazz, though they still can be, and with this album we are reminded of that.

ALBUM TRACKLISTING:

1. Cantaloupe Island
2. Don’t Mess With Mister T (feat. Till Brönner)
3. My Baby Just Cares For Me (feat. Haley Reinhart)
4. Straighten Up And Fly Right (feat. Imelda May & Till Brönner)
5. Jeff Introduces Sarah Silverman (feat. Sarah Silverman)
6. Me And My Shadow (feat. Sarah Silverman & Till Brönner)
7. Nostalgia In Times Square
8. It Never Entered My Mind (feat. Till Brönner)
9. Gee Baby (Aint I Good To You) (feat. Haley Reinhart)
10. I Wish I Knew (How It Could Feel To Be Free)
11. This Bitter Earth (feat. Imelda May & Till Brönner)
12. Come On-A-My House (feat. Imelda May & Till Brönner)
13. Caravan (feat. Till Brönner)
14. Good Nights

LIVE DATES:
Sat 17th Nov        London: Cadogan Hall
as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival: www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk
Sun 18th Nov      Paris: Le Trianon
Weds 21st Nov   Berlin: Admiralspalast
Thurs 22nd Nov  London: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (2 shows)
as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival: www.efglondonjazzfestival.org.uk

 Hawthorne Heights Release Video For 'Bad Frequencies'.

Hawthorne HeightsSaturday 8th September 2018
Hawthorne Heights have premiered new video 'Bad Frequencies' on Rock Sound.
The track is taken from album Bad Frequencies which was released earlier this year, the band's first full-length album since 2013 and first release on Pure Noise Records.

You can watch to 'Bad Frequencies' here
Speaking on the song and video for Bad Frequencies singer JT Woodruff says 'One of my favourite places on earth is the California desert. It's a dream and a nightmare at the same time, which is why I love it. I wrote the lyrics to the song "Bad Frequencies" while waiting on Interstate 5 in traffic for 4 hours.  My dream then turned into a nightmare.  You just have to remember that the nightmare eventually goes away, and you always get back to where you need to be. 

Visually, much of the video's vibe is an homage to some of our favourite music videos we grew up to in the 90's.   There is a certain amount of mystique to videos from that era that we absolutely love. Other visual inspirations include Twin Peaks and Black Mirror.'

The album was produced by Hawthorne Heights along with Nick Ingram (Hotel Books, Capital House Studio), and mixed by Cameron Webb (Grammy Winner, NOFX, Social Distortion). The band previously worked with Ingram on the Hurt EP as well as Webb for "Push Me Away" which was released last summer ahead of their full run on the Vans Warped Tour.
Hawthorne Heights will also be touring the UK and Europe starting this October. 

You can see the bands at the following dates:

10th October Foundry Belfast
11th October The Grand Social Dublin
12th October Jacaranda Phase One  Liverpool
13th October Turbulence Festival Plymouth
15th October Exchange Bristol
16th October Clwb Ifor Bach
17th October The Key Club Leeds
18th October Audio Glasgow
19th October Corporation Sheffield
20th October Head Of Steam Newcastle
21st October Rebellion Manchester
22nd October The Flapper Birmingham
23rd October The Waterfront Norwich
24th October Rock City Nottingham
25th October Electric Ballroom London*
26th October Zappa Antwerpen*
27th October Turbinenhalle 2 Oberhausen-rheinhausen*
28th October Patronaat Haarlem*
30th October Markthalle Altstadt Waldenburg*
31st October Lowensaal Nürnberg*
1st November WUK Vienna*
2nd October Lucerna Music Bar Prague*
3rd November Dürer Kert Budapest*
4th November Backstage Werk Munchen*
5th November Substage Karlsruhe*
Tickets on sale now
* Supporting Hands Like Houses and Our Last Night

Hawthorne Heights is composed of JT Woodruff (Vocals, Guitar), Mark McMillon (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Matt Ridenour (Bass, Backing Vocals), Chris Popadak (Drums). The band has remained dedicated to their fans and has maintained a hard-working DIY mentality over the course of their 14-year career while delivering monumental albums like The Silence in Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely.

 Evanescence To Release 'Synthesis Live' DVD On The 12th October.

EvanescenceSaturday 8th September 2018
On 12 October 2018, Evanescence will be releasing 'Synthesis Live' on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD+CD, Blu-Ray+CD set and digital video via Eagle Vision.

Recorded late last Autumn during the band's critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions.

The songs span Evanescence's 20-year history to date, reinvented with a full orchestra over a deep electronic landscape. Synthesis is a soulful and sweepingly grandiose event to witness live.  Seated at the piano, Amy Lee opens the set with a single note that builds into the instrumental Overture, seamlessly leading into the crushing wave that is Never Go Back.
Bring Me To Life, the anthem that lead many people to discover Evanescence, reaches a new level of power and emotion with a pounding, electric heartbeat and soaring orchestral accompaniment, while songs like My Immortal, Lithium and Lost in Paradise evoke heartbreaking scenes from a beautiful, timeless film.

Amy Lee's incredible vocal range and the group's expressive, multi-layered music naturally lends itself to orchestral accompaniment, shining a light on the singular beauty of the arrangements by composer David Campbell and conductor Susie Seiter creating a truly dynamic, cinematic sound.  Lee has called this, 'a passion project', which undoubtedly shines through. The sense of occasion is not lost on the band or audience alike in this unique and highly emotive show.

Evanescence recently took their Synthesis live tour around the world, delivering highly-acclaimed performances throughout Europe, North America and Australia. This summer, the band teamed with violinist Lindsey Stirling on a tour of North American amphitheatres - one of Live Nation's Top 10 tours of the summer.

"The majesty of Ms. Lee accompanied by Mr. Campbell's arrangements was undeniable."
– Wall Street Journal

"Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock's pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra." – Variety

"A fresh symphonic approach to Evanescence's lauded music....genuinely immersive" – Kerrang

"Synthesis works magnificently live" - Metal Hammer

TRACKLISTING
1.Overture 2. Never Go Back 3. Lacrymosa 4. End of the Dream 5. My Heart is Broken 6. Lithium 7. Bring Me To Life 8. Unravelling (Interlude) 9. Imaginary 10. Secret Door 11. Hi-Lo 12. Lost in Paradise 13. Your Star  14. My Immortal 15. The In-between (Piano Solo) 16. Imperfection 17. Speak to Me 18. Good Enough 19. Swimming Home

 Chthonic Release Music Video For 'Millennia's Faith Undone'.

ChthonicSaturday 8th September 2018
Five years since the release of their last album, in response to fans' keen anticipation, CHTHONIC announced their new album "Battlefields of Asura" last month. Today, CHTHONIC has dropped the music video for first track "Millennia’s Faith Undone", featuring Hong Kong singer Denise Ho, and announced a coming tour in Hokkaido, Japan. 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Wil6crOV6DU

Doris, the spokesperson and bassist in CHTHONIC, states that "Millennia’s Faith Undone" was inspired by the era of radical change in the history of Taiwan between the 30s and the 50s, also as the prequel to their albums of story series. Birdy, the director of the music video, set the narrative after the stores in their previous music videos of Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace (acoustic ver.) and Kaoru (acoustic ver.). With an out of body experience, the main character sees the White Terror victims' lives taken away by the dictators, and eventually himself being executed by shooting; all was left is his last will and testament overwhelmed in the mass of historical documents. Birdy recruited the crew and the lead actor and actress, Finn (黃士勛) and Chia-Yu Chang (王丁筑), from the shoot for Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace (acoustic ver.) and Kaoru (acoustic ver.) four years ago. Meanwhile, Doris also announced on Ho's fan page the release of the music video of The Aeon's Version of Millennia’s Faith Undone at the end of the month; the story will be told from the perspective of the lead female character. Although Birdy's interpretation and idea might not be exactly the same as CHTHONIC's narrative in the album, Doris found the process of re-interpretation of a piece from different artists a rewarding surprise.  

CHTHONIC have also announced that they will play under the label Taiwan Beats in No Maps Music Festival at Japan, Hokkaido on October 12th. No Maps is a festival of a conglomerate of music, movies and technologies with its increasing importance as one of the most crucial events in the Japanese music industry. Moreover, as an event co-hosted by the Japanese government, private organisations and educational institutes, No Maps holds a significance in Taiwan-Japan interchange and liaison as well. Freddy, the frontman of CHTHONIC, therefore decided to make time from their busy schedule flying to Japan over the weekend for the festival. This show is also highly anticipated by Japanese fans as it will be the only overseas stop for the tour for the new album from CHTHONIC. 
Battlefields of Asura track list:

01. Drawing Omnipotence Nigh 
02. The Silent One’s Torch 
03. Flames upon the Weeping Winds 
04. A Crimson Sky's Command 
05. Souls of the Revolution 
06. Taste the Black Tears 
07. One Thousand Eyes 
08. Masked Faith 
09. Carved in Bloodstone 
10. Millennia’s Faith Undone 
11. Autopoiesis
According to CHTHONIC, the new album Battlefields of Asura depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realise that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums. This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album Battlefields of AsuraDoris Yeh, the spokesperson of CHTHONIC, states that "this album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s."

 The Wombats Announce UK Tour.

The WombatsSaturday 8th September 2018
Cementing themselves as one of the country’s finest live performers after a landmark set at Reading & Leeds Festival, The Wombats continue their indie onslaught by unveiling an outstanding new single in ‘BEE-STING’. The track serves as an example of the band’s ever-growing abilities to write the finest indie tunes and ignite crowds around the globe. “The weekend’s unlikely smash is the reinvention of The Wombats into a slick,
synthesiser-augmented, funny pop machine” said The Guardian of their Reading & Leeds mainstage set.

The Wombats step things up yet again on the live front with the announcement of their highest profile and biggest UK headline tour to date. Six huge shows across the isles, including a night at London’s SSE Arena, will see the 2019 tour further cement the band’s meteoric rise to one of the country’s biggest guitar acts.

The band will also be releasing an extended version of Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, featuring three extra bonus tracks - new single ‘BEE-STING’, an acoustic version of one of the album’s standout songs ‘Lethal Combination’, and a brand new track in ‘Oceans’. ‘BEE-STING’ will also be released as a limited edition 7” on November 9th with ‘Oceans’ on the B-Side.

If beautiful people ruin The Wombats’ lives, the resulting album will make your year. Peaking at #3 in the UK album chart as the highest new entry of that week, the album has since been streamed over 80 million times on Spotify, with glowing album reviews from The Times, Evening Standard, Metro, Sunday Times Culture, Daily Telegraph, DORK and more.

Their latest single ‘Turn’ was Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, and received heavy rotation from Huw Stephens, Clara Amfo, Phil Taggart, Radio X’s daytime playlist, as Virgin Radio’s Single Of The Week, and performed live on Zoe Ball On Sunday for ITV.

After a sold-out UK & European tour including London’s Alexandra Palace, “doubters take note, these Marsupials are officially massive”, confirmed the NME, The Wombats have gone on to lay waste to crowds across the globe, including Reading & Leeds Festival, the 50th anniversary Isle Of Wight Festival, Y Not?, Glasgow Summer Series (supporting Kings Of Leon), extensive dates through North America in support to Weezer and The Pixies, and huge headline arena dates in Australia.

With no signs of slowing down, 2018 has been a phenomenal, groundbreaking year for The Wombats.

2019 UK TOUR DATES

Jan 25th - Glasgow, O2 Academy
Jan 26th - Leeds, First Direct Arena
Jan 28th - Newport, Centre
Jan 29th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Jan 31st - Birmingham, O2 Academy
Feb 1st - London, SSE Arena

 Boston Manor Release New Album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood'.

Boston ManorSaturday 8th September 2018
Boston Manor's second album 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' will be released this Friday and the band have unveiled a final taster with new song 'England's Dreaming', which is streaming now. Vocalist Henry Cox says that it's "Probably my favourite track on the record. The song's about waking up one day and realising you have nothing in common with  your fellow man." This feeling of isolation and an over-riding sense of bleakness is a thread that can be followed through much of 'Welcome To The Neighbourhood'. It's an affecting collection of songs that inhabits a world rife with poverty and drug addiction, boarded up shops and a population unable to escape a predicament they didn't even know they were in.

"I'm just trying to draw attention to a few issues," says Henry of the record's motivations. "The things that are important to my generation are just so trivial in my eyes, but who am I to say? I can't really offer any immediate solutions, but I can try to throw a bucket of cold water on some of my peers, to just get them to feel more and think more and not be so apathetic."

Produced by Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Public Enemy) at New Jersey's Barber Shop studios in the dead of winter, the album's story of disenfranchisement incorporates an ambitious new approach incorporating swathes of sound and pulsating synths into Boston Manor's punk-fueled oeuvre. It's an album that's inspired by the likes of Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Failure.

Boston Manor have also announced their biggest headline tour to date, which will see them traverse the UK throughout September. This follows a summer of festivals that saw them open the main stage at Download Festival and also involved a bombardment of crowd surfers during an epic set at 2000trees. On top of the imminent headliner and forthcoming stints in the USA and Australia, Boston Manor will be playing a number of special one off shows around the record's release. See below for further details. 
                   
'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' Album release events:
Fri 07 Sep                Sheffield                The Church             Full band set at 7:00pm
Sat 08 Sep               Manchester            hmv                        Live in-store & Signing at 5:30pm
Sun 09 Sep              Leeds                     hmv                        Live in-store & Signing at 2:00pm
Mon 10 Sep            Birmingham             hmv                        Live in-store & Signing at 5:30pm
Tue 11 Sep              Bristol                      hmv Broadmead    Live in-store & Signing at 5:30pm
Wed 12 Sep            Kingston                  Banquet Records   Acoustic set & Signing at 6:00pm
Wed 12 Sep            Kingston Bacchus w/ Banquet               Full band New Noise clubnight show 
 
'Welcome To The Neighbourhood' UK Tour:
(w/ support from Microwave, Drug Church & Wallflower)
Fri 21 Sep                Bristol                     Thekla
Sat 22 Sep               London                   Electric Ballroom
Sun 23 Sep              Birmingham            Mama Roux's                        SOLD OUT
Mon 24 Sep            Nottingham              Rescue Rooms                                                             
Wed 26 Sep            Liverpool                 Hangar 34
Thu 27 Sep              Glasgow                 SWG3
Fri 28 Sep                Leeds                     Key Club                              SOLD OUT
Sat 29 Sep               Manchester            Gorilla                    

 Saves The Day Back With New Album '9'.

Saves The DaySaturday 8th September 2018
Much to the elation of their rampant fanbase, Saves The Day recently released massive new single 'Rendezvous'. From the moment the thrashing guitars and droning percussion of the track's intro kick in, it's evident that the quartet are back with a vengeance.  The open verses on 'Rendezvous' allow for the subtle twists in composition and frontman Conley's masterful command of melody to shine. Once they're drawn in, the song's massive hook reminds listeners exactly why Saves The Day have had such a profound influence on alternative rock over the past twenty years. You can listen to 'Rendezvous' on YouTube here.

The release of 'Rendezvous', also accompanies the revelation that the band will be releasing '9', their first new album in five years, on October 26th via Rude Records (ROTW) and Equal Vision Records (North America). '9' will be Saves The Day's ninth studio record and contains nine songs that, when listened to together, tells the story of the band from the perspective of its founder Chris Conley. The album offers this first-ever autobiographical look into the band's history in a way that is as exhaustive as it is poetic, and makes the listener a part of the songwriting process. On the surface, '9' chronicles the epic story of a group of kids from New Jersey who realized their dream and became an international sensation. On a deeper level, it shows how Conley 'woke up' and became aware of his own consciousness through his relationship with music and the unbelievable adventures it has inspired since he formed the act in 1997. Conley reveals: "This album is the story of Saves The Day and my own personal journey through life, which all unfolded as my relationship with music progressed. By Rendezvous, I've gone through all the reflecting and growing and come to a place where I'm so grateful and so satisfied and living the life I want to live. I was just a kid that got lucky and I got pulled into this amazing dream. And it's still going."
 
Saves The Day have been through a lot over the past two decades: Van accidents, member changes, the emo explosion, and the adventures that carried the act and their fans from adolescence to adulthood. The current lineup of the band, which includes the virtuosic trio of guitarist Arun Bali, bassist Rodrigo Palma, and drummer Dennis Wilson, is the band's most consistent lineup to date. They've managed to take the musicianship on '9' to stratospheric new heights. "At this point, I've actually dealt with the conflicts and the challenges in a lifelong career in music and now I have the guys that I could do this with forever and I'm living the dream again," Conley explains. Ultimately, '9' which was produced by Arun Bali and Saves The Day, is sonic evidence that not only is there a reason we are alive in the world, but it's a miracle that Conley rightfully encourages us to celebrate.

Saves The Day '9' Tracklisting: 1. Saves The Day | 2. Suzuki | 3. Side By Side | 4. Kerouac & Cassady | 5. It's Such a Beautiful World | 6. Rose | 7. 1997 | 8. Rendezvous | 9. 29
Saves The Day Release '9' Via Rude Records (ROTW)/Equal Vision (N. America) On 26/10/18. Pre-Order Now: https://savestheday.lnk.to/nine
Stream Lead Single 'Rendezvous': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fr4f9r3e9s
Currently Announced Live Dates: 11/1-11/20 US tour with support from Kevin Devine and An Horse

 Australian Rockers Massive Announce New Album 'Rebuild Destroy'.

MassiveSunday 2nd September 2018
Aussie Beer drinking, foot stomping rock 'n' rollers MASSIVE have signed a new 5-year deal with "Off Yer Rocka Recordings".

To coincide with this Red-Hot News, the band have just announced that their long awaited third studio album titled "Rebuild Destroy" will now be available for pre order with the album's release due on 1stFebruary 2019. As a sneak peak of what's to come the band have dropped a lyric video for the first single "Roses" which is a solid corker, If you fancy a sneak preview then click the link http://bit.ly/re-des.

"This is the album I think Massive were always meant to write, we had no pressures on us, we booked the recording time ourselves and just went in and laid down some high energy rock n roll. We couldn't think of a better team to work with than the legends at HRH / Off Yer Rocka who are some of the biggest supporters of Rock n Metal music out there" - says Brad Marr.

Massive started back in 2012 with founding members Brad Marr and Ben Laguda having nothing better to do than tour the world playing rock n roll. 2 albums later and having toured with some of the best musicians in the world, the band are stronger and more determined than ever to get in a cramped van and smash it night after night. This is no frills dirty rock n roll.

HRH / Off Yer Rocka CEO Jonni Davis added: "people know what we do, we look for special talent from all around the globe, shine a light on it and amplify in all directions, Massive are no strangers to our Live portfolio but we are honored to go on a joint crusade with this third album which will make your balls vibrate".

In promotion of the new single and album pre order the band are heading out on a headline and festival tour throughout the UK and Europe with 52 dates across 10 countries and over 26,000km to be covered!
Track Listing
1. Generation Riot
2. Long Time Coming
3. What You Gonna Do
4. Bullet 

5. Roses
6. Face In The Crowd
7. Over And Out
8. Pieces
9. The Wrecking Crew
10. GettingHeavy
11. AMileInMyShoes

 Good Charlotte Release New Single 'Prayers'.

Good CharlotteSunday 2nd September 2018
Good Charlotte today released 'Prayers', the anthemic third single taken from their anxiously awaited seventh studio album 'Generation RX'. The song is available to stream and download  HERE. The band also announced that 'Prayers' will see its late night television debut on CBS's The Late Late Show with James Corden on September 13, 2018.

Listen to 'Prayers'
Spotify: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/spotify
Apple Music: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/applemusic
iTunes: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/itunes
Google Play: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/google-play
Amazon: https://goodcharlotte.lnk.to/Prayers/amazon

Due for release on September 14, 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG, Generation Rx is available for pre-order now HERE. Limited edition pre-order merch bundles are available exclusively through the band's online store HERE. Good Charlotteannounced the album in May alongside lead single "Actual Pain". In July, the band shared the album's second single "Shadowboxer". 

Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds Good Charlotte doing what they do best—speaking directly to the youth.

This fall, Good Charlotte will embark on a massive North American Tour in support of Generation Rx that will kick off on October 12, 2018 in Mexico City, and wrap on November 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Sleeping with Sirens and Knuckle Puck will provide support on the tour. Tickets are available now HERE. Good Charlotte will return to the road in Europe and The UK for a tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

Good Charlotte North American Tour Dates
October 12, 2018 - Mexico City, Mexico - Open Air ACMX
October 13, 2018 - Puebla, Mexico - Tecate Comuna
October 16, 2018 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
October 17, 2018 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
October 19, 2018 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz 
October 20, 2018 - Lynchburg, VA - Phase 2
October 21, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
October 23, 2018 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
October 25, 2018 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
October 26, 2018 - Montreal, QC - MTelus
October 27, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
October 28, 2018 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
October 29, 2018 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
November 01, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
November 02, 2018  - Columbus, OH - Express Live!
November 03, 2018 - Grand Rapids, MI - Monroe 20
November 04, 2018 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
November 06, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
November 07, 2018 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
November 09, 2018 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
November 10, 2018 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
November 11, 2018 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
November 12, 2018 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
November 14, 2018 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
November 15, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
November 16, 2018 - Garden City, ID - Revolution Concert House
November 17, 2018 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
November 18, 2018 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
November 20, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
November 21, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
November 23, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
November 24, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at The Palms

Good Charlotte European/UK Tour Dates
February 01, 2019 - Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
February 03, 2019 - Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
February 04, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
February 05, 2019 - Cologne, Germany - Palladium
February 07, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
February 08, 2019 - Paris, France - Zenith
February 09, 2019 - Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
February 11, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
February 12, 2019- Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
February 13, 2019 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
February 15, 2019 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
February 16, 2019 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
February 18, 2019 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
February 20, 2019 - London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

 Sick Of It All Announce New album 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon' Out 2nd November 2018.

Sic Of It AllSundya 2nd Spetember 2018
New York’s SICK OF IT ALL are finally releasing the first song, “Inner Vision“, taken from their upcoming album, ”Wake The Sleeping Dragon!“, that is scheduled for a release November 2nd, 2018.

Drummer Armand Majidi comments: “It’s a blasting, screamer of a song in the vein of early Discharge or Exploited, and the lyrics deal with reacting to the horrors of the world by looking inward to find peace in difficult times.”

Check out “Inner Vision (Lyric Video)” here: https://youtu.be/HEsERd4MX38

“Wake the Sleeping Dragon!” was put to proverbial tape by friend and producer The Jerry Farley at Nova Studios in Staten Island, New York over two weeks and a half, while Danish producer Tue Madsen mixed and mastered SICK OF IT ALL’s latest rager at Antfarm Studios in Aabyhøj, Denmark. What helped the process run smoothly was Farley’s early involvement as SICK OF IT ALL progressed with the songwriting.
The following formats are available of “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!”:
Ltd. CD Box Set (incl. CD Jewelcse, bandana und lanyard)

Standard CD Jewelcase
LP+CD
Digital Album
The following vinyl colours are available of the LP+CD:
200x lilac via the CM Distro mailorder
300x neon orange via the CM Distro mailorder and selected shops
200x yellow via EMP
200x gold via Coretex
Plus the band has two exclusive colours, white (300) and mint (100). More news soon on where and when you will be able to get them.
Standard black vinyl will also be available.
First preorders are already up: https://SickOfItAll.lnk.to/WakeTheSleepingDragon
After SICK OF IT ALL just wrapped up European summer festivals they already have more touring lined up including shows in France in November as well as co-headlining the Persistence Tour 2019.
Headlining:
10.11.18 (FR) Issy les Moulineaux - le Réacteur 
11.11.18 (FR) Mulhouse - Noumatrouff
13.11.18 (FR) Montpellier - Secret Place 
14.11.18 (FR) Biarritz - Atabal
15.11.18 (FR) Limoges - CCM John Lennon
16.11.18 (FR) St Brieuc - Streetpunk Ink Mas Party
17.11.18 (FR) Durtal - Durtal - l'Odyssée 
18.11.18 (FR) Le Havre - Le Tetris
PERSISTENCE TOUR 2019
SICK OF IT ALL
with IGNITE, Municipal Waste, Walls Of Jericho, Booze And Glory, Take Offense
17.01.19 (DE) Berlin - Astra
18.01.19 (DE) Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
19.01.19 (DE) Dresden - Kraftwerk Mitte
20.01.19 (CZ) Brno - Sono Music Club
21.01.19 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
22.01.19 (DE) Lindau - Inselhalle
23.01.19 (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
24.01.19 (DE) Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
25.01.19 (BE) Deinze - De Brielpoort
26.01.19 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.01.19 (UK) London - O2 Forum Kentish Town

 Alkaline Trio Release 'Demon And Division' From Forthcoming Album.

Alkaline TrioThursday 30th August 2018
Alkaline Trio have shared another track "Demon and Division" from their forthcoming album Is This Thing Cursed? out this Friday on Epitaph.

Is This Thing Cursed? hearkens to the creative process of the early days, when the band rehearsed in a tiny apartment on the edge of Chicago's Humboldt Park in the band's hometown, at the intersection of Damen Avenue and Division Street, near D&D Liquor. The appropriately titled "Demon and Division" recalls the vibe of the song "San Francisco," one of the beloved tracks from their very first album, Goddamnit.

Listen to "Demon and Division" here: 
 https://youtu.be/_8WSncYS0U0

Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), Is This Thing Cursed? is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of Maybe I'll Catch Fire—Alkaline Trio's darkly charged sophomore full-length, a 2000 release featuring the fan favorite "Radio."

Due out on CD/digital on August 31, Is This Thing Cursed? will be released on vinyl on October 19. Pre-orders are available now at: http://www.alkalinetrio.com
TRACKLIST FOR IS THIS THING CURSED?:

  1. Is This Thing Cursed?
  2. Blackbird
  3. Demon and Division
  4. Little Help?
  5. I Can't Believe
  6. Sweet Vampires
  7. Pale Blue Ribbon
  8. Goodbye Fire Island
  9.  Stay
  10. Heart Attacks
  11. Worn So Thin
  12. Throw Me To The Lions
  13. Krystalline


ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES:
Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Oct 06 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct 08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct 09 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 12 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 15 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct 16 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
All dates with together PANGEA as support

 Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers Announce Debut Album.

Laura Jane GraceThursday 30th August 2018
Bloodshot Records and Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are excited to announce the Friday, November 9 release of the band's full-length debut album titled Bought to Rot (pre-order). 14 tracks spanning Grace's fractured relationship with her adopted hometown of Chicago, true friendship, complicated romance, and reconciling everything in the end, Bought to Rot stands as the most musically diverse collection of songs Grace has written to date.

Inspired in large part by Full Moon Fever, the first album Grace ever owned, Bought to Rot finds her at the same age Petty was when he created his solo debut masterpiece. In light of his recent passing, Grace was motivated to pay homage to one of her lifelong heroes. Leading the showcase is the album's first single, "Apocalypse Now (& Later)," a touching track about witnessing the end of the world with the person you care about the most, can be streamed on all digital platforms HERE.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard, and Marc Jacob Hudson. Grace is a musician, author, and activist best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me! Willard, also of Against Me!, is a drummer who has played in iconic punk bands such as Rocket from the Crypt, Social Distortion, and The Offspring. Devouring Mothers bassist Hudson is a recordist and mixer at Rancho Recordo, a recording studio and creative space in the woods of Michigan, and the sound engineer for Against Me!

Bloodshot Records previously announced the working partnership with Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, in which Grace said the following:

"I've been a longtime fan of Bloodshot and the artists they work with. Having spent the past year working on a record without knowing where its home was going to be, when I discovered that the Bloodshot offices were only a couple blocks away from my apartment I went in and asked if they'd consider giving the songs a home. They were cool enough to hear me out and oblige. I couldn't be more happy about the work we're going to do together and sharing it with the world."

In support of "Bought to Rot", Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers have recently announced a run of November tour dates. Tickets can be purchased HERE, including a special bundle including all three Chicago shows which are close to selling out.

NOVEMBER
02 – Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
03 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
04 – Lansing, MI – Mac's Bar
05 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
08 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
18 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Bought to Rot track listing:

China Beach
Born In Black
The Airplane Song
Apocalypse Now (& Later)
Reality Bites
Amsterdam Hotel Room
The Friendship Song
I Hate Chicago
Screamy Dreamy
Manic Depression
The Acid Test Song
The Hotel Song
Valeria Golina
The Apology Song

 Lucifer Announce Tour Dates.

LuciferThursday 30th August 2018
The “Lucifer II” album gained international attention reaching #1 in the Swedish Vinyl charts, #12 in the Swedish album charts and #40 in Germany. And the success continues. In October 2018, LUCIFER will kick of their European tour, including a TV live show at the legendary German Rockpalast event, the Desertfest in Antwerp, the Dutch Into The Void Festival and many more.

Blues Pills guitarist Dorian Sorriaux and Blood Of The Sun (feat. Henry Vasquez of Saint Vitus) will support LUCIFER on selected shows.
Furthermore, the band is happy to announce taking part in the KISS Kruise VIII from October 31st to November 5th, 2018. 
Johanna Sadonis (vocals) and Nicke Andresson (drums) of LUCIFER comment:
"The second coming of Lucifer got off to a good start. We played some great festivals this summer and our new album “Lucifer II” even made it into the charts of quite a few countries. Who said Rock and Roll is dead? While we’ve made some new friends at the festivities, we can’t wait to get our asses out on the road for some proper heavy rock debauchery on the club stages. The second coming of Lucifer has only just begun. Hide your sons and daughters, Lucifer is coming!"
“Lucifer II is a thunderous swarm of tar-thick chug and soaring vocals, and deserving of a place in any bong-owning metal fan’s collection” - Kerrang! (KKKK)
“The real deal” Metal Hammer UK
Order your copy of “Lucifer II” now: https://lucifer.lnk.to/LuciferII

LUCIFER live:
07.10.2018 Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (w/ V.O.J.D and Dorian Sorriaux)
08.10.2018 Babel, Malmö, Sweden (w/ Dorian Sorriaux)
09.10.2018 Black Plastic Records, Dortmund, Germany (acoustic / DJ set – free entry)
10.10.2018 Harmonie, WDR Rockpalast Crossroads TV Show, Bonn, Germany (w/ Blood Of The Sun)
11.10.2018 Junkyard, Dortmund, Germany (w/ Dorian Sorriaux and Blood Of The Sun)
12.10.2018 Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium
13.10.2018 The Dome, London, UK (w/ Blood Of The Sun)
14.10.2018 Gargarin, Athens, Greece
15.10.2018 Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
16.10.2018 PMK, Innsbruck, Austria
17.10.2018 Vinile, Bassano del Grappa, Italy
18.10.2018 Backstage, Munich, Germany (w/ Blood Of The Sun)
20.10.2018 Into the Void Festival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
21.10.2018 Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany
22.10.2018 Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
31.10.-05.11.2018 Kiss Kruise VIII, Miami, USA (sold out!)

 The Courteeners Announce UK Tour.

The CourteenersThursday 30th August 2018
Courteeners have announced details of a major UK tour this winter. Following the band’s penultimate slots on the main stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals and headline appearances at Neighbourhood Festival and Truck Festival, the band will play a huge UK tour in November/December including arena shows in Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and Hull, culminating in a return to London’s O2 Brixton Academy, their fifth headline show at the venue during their career. Support on the tour comes from special guests Gerry Cinnamon and Zuzu. 

This year saw the band celebrate the 10th anniversary of their gold selling debut album ‘St. Jude’. A  reworked version of the album (‘St. Jude Re:Wired’) hitting the Top 5 of the Official UK Albums Chart. The band played celebratory sold out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust in March and Manchester Arena in April.

Courteeners play:
Thursday 15th November              Stoke Victoria Hall        
Friday 16th November                    Birmingham O2 Academy          
Saturday 17th November               Leeds First Direct Arena     
Monday 19th November                Nottingham Rock City       
Tuesday 20th November                Leicester O2 Academy
Thursday 22nd November             Llandudno Venue Cymru 
Friday 23rd November                    Newcastle Metro Arena 
Saturday 24th November               Glasgow SSE Arena
Monday 26th November                Southampton O2 Guildhall
Tuesday 27th November                Bristol O2 Academy    
Thursday 29th November              Hull Venue
Friday 30th November                    Liverpool Echo Arena                                      
Saturday 1st December                London O2 Brixton Academy

 Alter Bridge Release New Video From Live At Royal Albert Hall Album.

AAlter BridgeThursday 30th August 2018
With the release of the previous two live videos for “Addicted To Pain” and “Words Darker Than Their Wings,” from Alter Bridge’s career-defining live release Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring the Parallax Orchestra, fans have been patiently waiting for something new from those historical concerts. The band has released another rarity from their catalogue, a live performance of “The End Is Here” from their 2004 debut release One Day Remains. “The End Is Here” is the last song on the album that introduced Alter Bridge to the masses and is a track the band hasn’t performed since their first touring cycle. The live performance from Royal Albert Hall also showcases one of the rare moments in an Alter Bridge concert where frontman Myles Kennedy puts down his guitar and his only instrument is the voice that makes him one of the most recognisable performers in rock music. The video for the track can be seen here: https://youtu.be/p7sdjPH513c and the audio is available via all streaming partners.

After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, Alter Bridge is releasing the epic Live At The Royal Albert Hall on September 7th via Napalm Records. The live album and DVD was recorded in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a 21-song collection that features some of Alter Bridge’sbiggest hits, fan favourites and even a couple of rarities. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing with the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content. The pre-order is currently live here: http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH and at www.alterbridge.com. Fans that pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of “The End Is Here,” “Words Darker Than Their Wings” and “Addicted To Pain.” A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organisation that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. 


 The Amity Affliction 'Misery' Out Now.

The Amity AfflictionThursday 30th August 2018
Roadrunner Records band The Amity Affliction have released their widely anticipated new LP MISERY, which is available today at all DSPs and www.theamityaffliction.net 

The band’s own Ahren Stringer remarked, “It’s hard to describe how excited we are for everyone to finally hear this record. We started writing MISERY two years ago and have put everything we possibly had into it. I personally have never been more proud of anything in my life and I’m so happy to now share it with all of you.”

MISERY is highlighted by the gripping singles “Ivy (Doomsday)” and “Feels Like I’m Dying,” the cinematic videos for which mark the first two chapters of a three-part short film written and directed by Birch. Head over to the band's Facebook page to see a trailer shared today for the final part, which will debut in the near future.

Having just completed a U.S. run on the final Vans Warped Tour 2018, The Amity Affliction head to Europe this Autumn for a headline tour stopping off in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, and Belgium.

The UK dates, with support from The Plot In You, Dream State, and Endless Heights, are as follows:     
2.10.18 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2 (tickets: http://smarturl.it/AmityBirmingham)   
03.10.18 Leeds @ Church (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeeds)   
04.10.18 London @ The Electric Ballroom (http://smarturl.it/AmityLondon)   
05.10.18 Glasgow @ Queen Margaret Union (http://smarturl.it/AmityGlasgow)  
06.10.18 Hull @ Welly:One (http://smarturl.it/AmityHull)   
07.10.18 Manchester @ Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityManchester)   
08.10.18 Bristol @ SWX (http://smarturl.it/AmityBristol)  
For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

Recorded earlier this year in Baltimore, MD with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, Underoath), MISERY is the long-awaited follow-up to The Amity Affliction’s acclaimed fifth studio album,THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. That LP made a spectacular chart debut upon its 2016 arrival, entering among the top 30 on the U.S. SoundScan/Billboard 200 while also charting at #1 in their native Australia – The Amity Affliction’s third consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart.

 Atretu Announce Seventh Studio Album.

AtreyuThursday 30th August 2018
Orange County mainstays Atreyu are pleased to announce their upcoming seventh studio album In Our Wake. The record is due out October 12 via Search & Destroy/Spinefarm.

The band has shared two brand new songs from the album — the title track, which is also a video, and "Anger Left Behind."

In Our Wake video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qv8u07pcGo

"With this music video, we wanted our long time director friend Sean Stiegemeier and have him come up with something completely unlike anything we've done before," states bassist Porter McKnight, offering some insight into the visual. "We wanted to leave the viewer with a feeling of 'What the fuck did I just watch!?' and then play it again to deduce what went down.

"Most of our videos have been story-based or life-based. But with this, we just wanted the subtle thread of humanity's growth and decline. It starts with water, then earth, nature, city scapes, then slowly decaying humanity. We have a choice as a species to start giving a shit about ourselves and the world around us, and what we choose to make of this life."

Pre-order 'In Our Wake' here: https://atreyu.lnk.to/InOurWake

Following a two-year tour cycle for 2015's Long Live, Atreyu regrouped in Southern California and started sharing ideas for what would become offering number seven. Ceremoniously, they all agreed it would be the right time to reunite with producer John Feldmann who famously helmed Lead Sails and Paper Anchor.

In Our Wake sees Atreyu once again evolving. The first single and title track hinges on a slow burning, but bombastic percussive buildup before charging ahead with an undeniable chant and fiery fretwork.
"It's a deep one," says singer Alex Varkatzas"We looked up to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, and their deaths were fresh during the writing process. It made us think of what we'll leave in our wake. We have a choice to change the lives of others for the better."

"The album title In Our Wake comes from the idea that everyday we humans have two roads we can go down," furthers McKnight about the deeper meaning rooted within the album. "Do you choose to inspire, uplift, and enhance each others lives? Or do you prefer to belittle, shit talk, and tear down each other down? With each choice made you leave a ripple that reflects across your community, then onto your city, to your nation, and eventually all across the globe. Who do you leave in your wake?"

 Black Honey Announce In-store Shows.

Black HoneyFriday 24th August 2018
Black Honey– the UK's fastest rising band – have today shared their biggest single to date. 'Midnight'is out now and its coming straight for your heart. 

 Last month, Black Honey announced their highly anticipated debut album which has been 3 years in the making. Sitting right at the heart of their self-professed 'Frankenstein's Monster' of an album is new single 'Midnight' – an unashamed disco-pop Trojan horse that could only have been created by Black Honey. Fully-loaded with their signature drama and a juggernaut top line, 'Midnight' is available to stream HERE

Bursting out of the ether in 2014 with their squalling guitars, vivid colours and cinematic vignettes, there's no other British band out there quite like Black Honey. Having spent the last four years perfecting the indie game, everything you think you know about them and their unique surrealist world is about to be wonderfully shaken up as they prepare to release their hugely anticipated debut album.  With contradiction at every turn, it's an album that celebrates being human, in all its different forms and by doing so, will touch the hearts of everyone that hears it.

We've already heard 'Bad Friends' earlier this year, but with the exception of 2016's 'Hello, Today' (the track that saw the band become a household name at Radio 1), and the 2017 closer 'Dig', the album is made up of entirely new music with 9 brand new songs on offer. Album opener 'I Only Hurt The Ones I Love' – which you can listen to now – is a fascinating Garbage-flavoured meander that sets the tone for the record brilliantly. From there, there's stone cold classic 'Wasting Time', Lana Del Ray nodding slow-burner 'Blue Romance' and now 'Midnight' steps up to the mark. Across the entirety of the record, you can always feel the bare bones of front lady Izzy B Phillips diary scribbles are just around the corner as the varying tracks switch between chart-headed bangers and scuzzy, industrial David Lynch inspired strangeness. 

It's the weird and wonderful mind of Philips - her lovable but villainous, Milky-Bar-kid-meets-Debbie Harry persona – that you find very much at the heart of 'Black Honey'.  An open sufferer of both dyslexia and ADHD, she's a huge advocate for self-expression without limit and has relied hugely on her band – Tom Dewhurst (drums), Tom Taylor (bass) and Chris Ostler (guitar) – to channel everything that comes from her obsessive and dizzyingly creative head and bottle it into music. The album as a result is ultimately a collage of chaos, shot straight at the heart – honest, inspiring and deeply infectious. 

With their album finally finished, and never a band to shy away from life on the road, Black Honey have spent the summer playing shows. With festival slots at 2000 trees, Neighbourhood Weekender, Kendall Calling, Tramlines, TRUCK, Finsbury Park with Queens Of The Stone Age and Latitude already under their belts, they're now looking ahead to RIZE, Bestival and Electric Fields. All in preparation for their very own UK headline tour in October which will see them headline their biggest venues across the country yet. From there, Europe beckons too.  See full dates HERE.

Listen to 'Midnight' HERE
Pre-order 'Black Honey' HERE

UK festival dates: 
04/08 – Bestival, Dorset  
18/08 – RIZE Festival, Chelmsford 
30/08-01/09 Electric Fields, Dumfries
31/08-02/09 Bingley Music Live, Bingley 

October UK headline tour: 
13/10 Thekla – Bristol
14/10 Concorde 2 – Brighton 
15/10 Academy 2 – Birmingham
16/10 Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich
18/10 Church – Leeds 
19/10 Riverside – Newcastle
20/10 Stereo – Glasgow
21/10 Academy 2 – Manchester 
23/10 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
24/10 Electric Ballroom – London 

 Ghost Release New Single.

GhostFriday 24th August 2018
With 15-million streams worldwide, "Dance Macabre" is already one of the most popular tracks from Prequelle, the new album from Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock band Ghost.  Today, "Dance Macabre" is reborn with a provocative remix by the eclectic and mysterious French synthwave band Carpenter Brut.  You can check out the track and its companion animated visual here.  

"I've been a big fan of Ghost since their beginning," said Carpenter Brut, "and when I had the opportunity to open for the band in 2016, I was super excited.  Last April, I received an email from Tobias himself asking if I would remix 'Dance Macabre,' and of course I accepted.  I wanted to bring a funky and disco touch, not just confine myself to the pure synthwave style that would have been expected, but to make this remix a disco rock song and bring out the pop side of the band that is always underlying in their music."                                            

The Carpenter Brut remix crosses Ghost into the realm of dance music by injecting an infectious energy into a song that stays true to the album's overall theme of The Black Plague that took place in 14th century Europe.  The Plague spread rapidly, killing people within days of being infected.  At the time, local inns, taverns and brothels thrived as the populace knew there was no tomorrow, so they danced and partied, celebrating the End of Days.

Tobias Forge, Ghost's mastermind, is a long-time Carpenter Brut fan, having invited them to fill the support spot on Ghost's Fall 2016 tour.  Forge always felt that "Dance Macabre" was a song he wanted to do a remix of and Carpenter Brut was his first choice. 

The "Dance Macabre" Carpenter Brut remix comes on the heels of Ghost's record-setting run at U.S. Rock Radio where "Rats," the lead single from Prequelle, has just completed its ninth consecutive week at Number One, the longest-running track to top that chart this year.   

Ghost will headline a sold-out concert on September 9 at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, certainly on every musician's bucket list.   The band will then set off on its "A Pale Tour Named Death" Fall North American tour that starts in Dallas, TX on October 25.  The North American trek includes two headline arena shows, The Forum in Los Angeles, and New York City's Barclays Center.  The complete itinerary is as follows:
September
9Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

October
25   The Theatre at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX
26Cox Business Center Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
29Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
30Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, IN
31Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI

November
 1Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
 2Peoria Civic Center - Theatre, Peoria, IL
 3The Sylvee, Madison, WI
 4Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
 6Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NE
 8Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM
 9Abraham Chavez Theatre, El Paso, TX
10Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
12Spreckels Theatre, San Diego, CA
13Community Center Theatre, Sacramento, CA
15City National Civic Center, San Jose, CA
16The forum, Los Angeles, CA
17The Joint @ the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
19Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center, Midland, TX
20Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX
21Orpheum Theatre, New Orleans, LA
23Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Walt Disney Theatre, Orlando, FL
24The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, FL
25Ruth Eckert Hall, Clearwater, FL
27North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC
29Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
30Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA

December
 1Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
 2Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
 4Dominion Energy Center, Richmond, VA
 5F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA
 7Place Bell, Laval, QC Canada (Montreal)
 8Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON 
10The Hippodrome, Baltimore, MD
11Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA (Philly)
13Palace Theater, Albany, NY
14Wang Theatre, Boston, MA
15Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

 Dinosaur Pile-Up Announce UK Tour.

Dinosaur Pile-UpFriday 24th August 2018
Set for the Main Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals this weekend, Dinosaur Pile-Up have just announced their biggest UK headline tour to date. Following their recent SOLD OUT UK headline tour, the run of seven dates kicks off on 23rd November culminating with a show at London's Electric Ballroom on 1st December. Tickets go on sale Tuesday 28th August at 10am.

The trio have recently been holed up in the studio so stay tuned on the new music front.  Frontman Matt Bigland says "We're all super excited to get on the road in November and maybe even play some new stuff. We've been waiting! And our U.K. fans are so great to us so it's gonna be a party."

New music may have been some time in the making but Dinosaur Pile-Up have been busy tearing up stages worldwide. They recently completed a co-headline tour of the US with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (not to mention support slots with Weezer, Royal Blood, Deaf Havana and Basement) and they've been to far flung cities in the likes of Japan and India. 

November 2018
23 Leeds Church
24 Glasgow Cathouse
27 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
28 Cardiff Globe
29 Bristol Fleece
30 Manchester Academy 3
December 2018
01 London Electric Ballroom

 Bring Me The Horizon Announce Massive UK And European Tour.

Bring Me The HorizonThursday 23rd August 2018
Sheffield based, multi-platinum selling Bring Me The Horizon are set to release a new album entitled amo via RCA/Sony on 11th January 2019.  Debut track, Mantra, was Annie Mac's Hottest Record on Radio 1 last night.

To tie in with this announcement tickets for a world tour go on sale Friday, 31st August here.  A run of special UK shows kick off in November and include a two-night stint at Alexandra Palace, they last played this London venue in 2014.

Bring Me The Horizon have been on a rocket of a journey over the last few years, selling over 2 Million albums globally to date, playing sell out shows in over 40 countries, including two sold out nights at London's O2 plus wowing a traditionally non rock crowd at Glastonbury Festival in 2016.

Poised now to release their sixth studio album, the band have spent the summer writing and recording in Los Angeles, with Oli Sykes and Jordan FIsh handling production. What has transpired is one of their most exhilarating, genre crossing albums to date. 

Oli adds "amo is a love album that explores every aspect of that most powerful emotion. It deals with the good the bad and the ugly, and as a result we've created an album that's more experimental, more varied, weird, and wonderful than anything we've done before."

Whilst amo will have some surprises, it very much sticks to the bands successful fan pleasing formula of massive stadium bouncing rocks songs with huge singalong choruses. A sound that has earnt them five A list Radio 1 records to date.

WORLD TOUR - NOVEMBER
5Th – Schleyer-halle, Stuttgart
6th – Sporthalle, Hamburg
8th – Ufo Im Velodrome, Berlin
9th – Messe, Chemnitz
10th – Stadthalle, Vienna
12th – Samsung Hall, Zurich
13th – Forum, Milan
14th  – Zenith, Munich
16th - Lotto, Antwerp
17th  – Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt
18th – Mitsubishi Electric Hall, Dusseldorf
20th  – AFAS Live , Amsterdam
21st – Le Zenith, Paris
23rd – Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
24th  – First Direct Arena, Leeds
25th  – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
27th  – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
29th  – Alexandra Palace, London
30th  – Alexandra Palace, London
 
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF IN JANUARY 2019
AUSTRALIAN DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

 Babymetal Release New Live Video.

Baby MetalThursday 23rd August 2018
“LEGEND - S - BAPTISM XX -” includes BABYMETAL’s two-day performance which took place at the Hiroshima Green Arena on December 2nd and December 3rd, 2017. This concert was the first head line show for BABYMETAL to perform in Hiroshima, which is the vocalist, SU-METAL’s birthplace and a special concert to celebrate SU-METAL’s 20th birthday.

This new digital live video includes all 16 songs including their new song “IN THE NAME OF”.

Product Information
BABYMETAL
New Digital Live Video
LEGEND - S - BAPTISM XX -
2018/8/24 available for download
Approx. 105min

Song List
1. IN THE NAME OF
2. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
3. Gimme Chocolate!!
4. Doki Doki ☆ Morning
5. Akatsuki
6. GJ!
7. Syncopation
8. META TARO
9. No Rain, No Rainbow
10. Song 4
11. Megitsune
12. KARATE
13. Road of Resistance
14. Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!
15. BABYMETAL DEATH
16. THE ONE - English ver. -

 Waterparks Release Music Video Ahead Of Reading And Leeds Festival Apperance.

WaterparksThursday 23rd August 2018
God's Favourite Boyband', Waterparks, have shared the new music video for 'Peach (Lobotomy)' from their album Entertainment, released earlier this year through Easy Life Records. The video features footage from the final US Vans Warped Tour, where the band spent the entire summer headlining the main stage. Watch the video for 'Peach (Lobotomy)'  here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukdlt9ZS3VQ

Waterparks appear this coming weekend on the main stages at Reading and Leeds.

 Anti-Flag To Release Acoustic Album.

Anti-FlagThursday 23rd August 2018
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have released their new music video for "American Attraction". The song comes off of their recently announced album American Reckoning, set to be released on Spinefarm Records on September 28th. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them. The video was filmed in the band's hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and directed by Josh Massie and Anti-Flag. Pre-orders for American Reckoning are available via Spinefarm Records.

Watch Anti-Flag's video for "American Attraction".

American Reckoning, the new acoustic album from Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag, strips down some of the band’s latest hits to get to the heart of the message. The album features acoustic versions of songs off of their last two albums, American Spring (2015) and American Fall (2017), as well as covers of some of the classics that inspired them. By arranging these songs together, American Reckoning functions as an account of one of the country’s most tumultuous political times told by some of music’s sharpest political minds.

The American series, all released on Spinefarm Records, showcases why Anti-Flag is recognized as a staple in punk rock. Known for their left-wing politics, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments, Anti-Flag have proven themselves as both dedicated activists and accomplished musicians since forming in 1993. Decades of strong political ideals and rousing punk rock songs have allowed the band to assemble a devoted fan base of likeminded individuals all across the world. A quote from the band on their new album can be found below. 

"When you’re a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted. We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning... 

This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a seconds time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that’s where the covers come in. They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process. 

We can not be knee jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie, we created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics, American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them." - Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag have recently announced a UK tour this fall with Cancer Bats and Worriers. Lineups and other information for the fest can be found below, along with a full list of UK/EU tour dates.

American Reckoning was recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, and mixed and mastered by long time Anti-Flag engineer Justin Francis. The album's artwork was designed by Doug Dean, who also did the artwork for both American Spring and American Fall.

American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
5. Racists
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
 
UK Tour Dates:

10/30 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum#
10/31 - Bristol, UK - SWX#
11/1 - London, UK - Heaven#
11/2 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2#
11/3 - Glasgow, UK - Garage#
11/5 - Belfast, UK - Foundry#
11/6 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's#

# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers

 You Me At Six Release New Song 'Back Again'.

You Me At SixThursday 23rd August 2018
You Me At Six today continue their emphatic return with the release of their brand new single 'Back Again', launching as Annie Mac's 'Hottest Record' on BBC Radio 1. The track is taken from their new sixth studio album VI, out October 5th via AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint. Listen HERE.

As demonstrated with previous tracks 'IOU', and '3AM', You Me At Six are on a roll, showcasing multi-dimensions to the band's evolution. 'Back Again' is no exception, with the 5-piece exhibiting their versatility once more, replacing what was once distortion and big rock riffs, for indie-pop prowess, resulting in what is set to be one of this summer's break out anthems.

On the sounds and themes to their new single, frontman Josh Franceschi comments; "Back Again is quite a departure for us sonically. We took some risks, we wanted to soundtrack people's weekends. It's a song, lyrically, about recovery, but not from vices. From feeling lost within yourself. Feeling back, your friends & family feeling like they got their person back from adversity"

The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.

You Me At Six have also set out their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album 'Take Off Your Colours'. Due to phenomenal demand, the band have added seven additional dates to the initial three that sold out in just twenty minutes. These special one-off events will see the acclaimed five piece play their seminal genre-classic 'Take Off Your Colours' in its entirety. Alongside the anniversary shows, the band are playing five UK headline shows.

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. These upcoming sold-out shows gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.

With 'VI', You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

UK TOUR DATES
Nov 21st
- Leeds, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Nov 22nd - Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Nov 23rd - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT)
Nov 24th - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 26th - Newcastle, O2 Academy (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland (SOLD OUT)
Nov 28th - Glasgow, Barrowland (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 30th - London, O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
Dec 1st - Cardiff, University Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec 2nd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 3rd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC)
Dec 6th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Dec 7th - Sheffield, O2 Academy (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 8th - Norwich, UEA (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 9th - Nottingham, Rock City (TOYC - SOLD OUT)

 The Story So Far Announce New Album 'Proper Dose'.

The Story So FarThursday 23rd August 2018
Pure Noise Records and West Coast rock band The Story So Far have announced the band's forthcoming album, Proper Dose. Out on Friday, September 21 (pre-order), the album delivers a powerful, 11-song statement of purpose. TSSF revealed their lead single, "Let It Go," a few weeks back, and today they're sharing another song from the album, "Upside Down." The track swings into an atmospheric direction with layers of upbeat harmonies over contemplative lyrics. "Upside Down" is now available to stream everywhere.  You'll be able to catch their dynamic live show both in Europe and North America this fall. A full listing of dates can be found below, and more information can be found on the band's official website HERE

At its core, Proper Doseis about finding balance between the person you were and the person you wish to be, and it shows the band working to bridge that gap. It's a brave record, the kind that sees The Story So Far showing their fans just how far they've come and inviting them to go on the journey with them. 
TRACK LISTING 
PROPER DOSE
KEEP THIS UP
OUT OF IT
TAKE ME AS YOU PLEASE
LET IT GO
UPSIDE DOWN
IF I FALL
NEED TO KNOW
LINE
GROWING ON YOU
LIGHT YEAR

THE STORY SO FAR // EU & UK TOUR DATES
Mon 24th September Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue 25th September Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Wed 26th September Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Fri 28th September Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Sat 29th September Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
Sun 30th September Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Tue 2nd October Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 3rd October Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
Fri 5th October SWX, Bristol, England
Sat 6th October O2 Forum, London, England
Sun 7th October O2 Institute, Birmingham, England
Tue 9th October Beckett SU, Leeds, England
Wed 10th October Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
Thu 11th October Riverside, Newcastle, England
Fri 12th October O2 Ritz, Manchester, England
Sat 13th October Engine Rooms, Southampton, England 

Tickets on sale now

PRE-ORDER The Story So Far - Proper Dose HERE

 Coheed And Cambria Unleash New Song.

Coheed And CambriaFriday 17th August 2018
Roadrunner Records group Coheed and Cambria have unveiled a third new track from their highly anticipated new LP, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES. “The Gutter,” an explosive six-minute operatic rock jam, is streaming today alongside an exclusive interview with frontman Claudio Sanchez at Rolling Stone HERETHE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES arrives worldwide on Friday, October 5th.

Coheed and Cambria’s new studio album THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES is available for pre-order HERE, with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of “The Gutter” alongside the recently released new tracks, “Unheavenly Creatures” and “The Dark Sentencer.” In addition, a limited vinyl edition of the LP entitled “THE UNHEAVENLY COLORWAY’ will be available for pre-order beginning August 20th exclusively via www.coheedandcambria.com. The vinyl package will be available in three colours, with each colour representing a different character in THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES concept arc.

Pre-orders are also currently underway for the deeply immersive VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, which includes an exclusive 88-page hardcover illustrated sci-fi novel with strikingly realistic colour imagery by Chase Stone, as well as the complete Act 1 novella written by frontman Claudio Sanchez and his wife, Chondra Echert. The box set also houses a fully wearable hard-plastic mask of the main character in THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES, a CD of the album, as well as the exclusive bonus album, The Crown Heights Demos, showing the songs in their original written form. Additional items include a three-panel fold-out poster of expanded album cover art and the Unheavenly Creatures Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. For more information on VAXIS – ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES – LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BOX SET, please visit coheedandcambria.com.

Boasting 15 songs over 78 minutes, THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES marks Coheed and Cambria’s furious return to concept albums, the ‘First Act’ in a brand-new story arc set within the backdrop of The Amory Wars universe. The LP was heralded earlier this summer with the arrival of its title track, “Unheavenly Creatures,” joined by an official video, streaming at the band’s official website HERE. Directed by P.R. Brown, “Unheavenly Creatures” takes us inside the story's opening chapters where we see two captured criminals (Creature and Colossus) being walked through a ship on their way towards judgement for committed against society, and perhaps, one another. The video premiered via an exclusive interview with Sanchez at Marvel.com; Sanchez also joined Marvel’s weekly podcast, “This Week In Marvel,” for an extended discussion of THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES and much more, streaming HERE.

Coheed and Cambria made their long-awaited return this spring with the arrival of “The Dark Sentencer,” the first new music to be released by the band since their acclaimed 2015 LP, The Color Before The Sun. Leaked to fans by Sanchez along with the opening paragraphs from the album’s aforementioned novella, the 10-minute prog manifesto made global impact with Revolver declaring, “The soaring song with its rolling guitar riff could soundtrack the montage to any intergalactic underdog story.”

Coheed and Cambria have announced a headline UK tour this October, with Californian progressive group, Chon, as special guests. Tickets are on sale now and VIP packages can be purchased at coheedandcambria.com.

UK dates for The Unheavenly Tour are as follows:
Tue 9th Oct - CARDIFF Y-Plas
Wed 10th Oct - GLASGOW ABC
Fri 12th Oct - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Sat 13th Oct - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 14th Oct - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Tue 16th Oct - LONDON Roundhouse

Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums), and Zach Cooper (Bass), Coheed and Cambria has gripped listeners and media with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery.  

THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES
TRACK LISTING

01. Prologue
02. The Dark Sentencer
03. Unheavenly Creatures
04. Toys
05. Black Sunday
06. Queen Of The dark
07. True Ugly
08. Love Protocol
09. The Pavilion (A Long Way Back)
10. Night-Time Walkers
11. The Gutter
12. All On Fire
13. It Walks Among US
14. Old Flames
15. Lucky Stars

 John Carpenter Announces Halloween OST To Coincide With New Movie.

HalloweenFriday 17th August 2018
he Master of Horror, John Carpenter, has announced the impending release of the original soundtrack album for 'Halloween'—in which Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. The album arrives on October 19 from Sacred Bones, the same day that the new David Gordon Green-directed film is released in theaters.

'Halloween' is the first film in the canon to have Carpenter involved since 1982's 'Halloween III'. He serves as an executive producer, creative consultant, and, thrillingly, as a soundtrack composer—alongside his collaborators from his three recent solo albums, Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.

The new soundtrack pays homage to the classic 'Halloween' score that Carpenter composed and recorded in 1978, when he forever changed the course of horror cinema and synthesizer music with his low-budget masterpiece. Several new versions of the iconic main theme serve as the pulse of Green's film, its familiar 5/4 refrain stabbing through the soundtrack like the Shape's knife. The rest of the soundtrack is equally enthralling, incorporating everything from atmospheric synth whooshes to eerie piano-driven pieces to skittering electronic percussion. While the new score was made with a few more resources than Carpenter's famously shoestring original, its musical spirit was preserved: "We wanted to honour the original Halloween soundtrack in terms of the sounds we used," Davies explained. "We used a lot of the Dave Smith OB-6, bowed guitar, Roland Juno, Korg, Roli, Moog, Roland System 1, Roland System 8, different guitar pedals, mellotron, and piano."

Unlike the two 'Lost Themes' albums, 'Halloween' saw the Carpenters and Davies collaborating on music set to images for the first time. Though it marked a significant change from their previous creative process, the trio thrived under the constraints and tight deadlines that film scoring work demands.

For Carpenter, who reunited on the new film with original 'Halloween' star Jamie Lee Curtis, composing the score felt like a homecoming. "It was great," Carpenter said of the experience. "It was transforming. It was not a movie I directed, so I had a lot of freedom in creating the score and getting into the director's head. I was proud to serve David Gordon Green's vision."

The band will embark on a European tour in support of the new soundtrack and other recent releases this October. For the live shows Carpenter is joined by a stellar band, comprised of his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer, his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar, and Scott Seiver on drums.

In addition to CD, black LP and digital version, 'Halloween' will be available on the following limited edition colour vinyl formats:
• Clear Vinyl with "Orange Pumpkin" Inset "Art Edition" - Sacred Bones Mail-order
• Red and Black Splatter "Art Edition" - John Carpenter Tour
• "Pumpkin Orange" Vinyl - US Indie Shops
• "Bloody Knife" Vinyl - UK Indie Shops
• Orange and White Starburst Vinyl - Newbury Comics
• "Dirty Bloody Mask" Vinyl - FYE
• Orange and Black Starburst Vinyl - Rough Trade
• "Michael Myers" vinyl (Mask White, Jumpsuit Blue, and Blood Red Swirl) - Waxwork Variant
• Half Black/Half Orange Vinyl - Rocket (Australia) Exclusive
• "Bloody Pumpkin" Vinyl - Books-a-Million
Pre-order from Sacred Bones here: http://sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr213-john-carpenter-halloween

John Carpenter tour dates:
Oct 10: Amsterdam, NL @ Tivolivredenburg Grote Zaal

Oct 11: Paris, FR @ Salle Pleye
Oct 13: Barcelona, ES @ Auditorium Sitges
Oct 14: La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene

Oct 16: London, UK @ Eventim Apollo

Oct 18: Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre

Oct 19: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Oct 21: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall

Oct 31: Los Angeles, US @ Palladium



 Sick Of It All Announce New Album 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon!'.

Sick Of It AllFriday 17th August 2018
SICK OF IT ALL are pleased to announce their upcoming album, entitled ”Wake The Sleeping Dragon!“, is scheduled for release on 02 November 2018.
Working with friends is one of the key factors that are very important to SICK OF IT ALL, so asking Ernie Parada for the striking front cover was an obvious choice: “There is no reason to burn bridges in this business”, says drummer Armand Majidi . “Our history with Ernie Parada goes back to the late eighties, so working with him, there is a kinship that makes things easier to communicate.” 

Singer Lou Koller and Parada came up with the idea of doing monster-movie styled art as the cover. “The dragon climbing the Empire State was a concept I always wanted to see brought to life, so the two ideas were destined to come together this way.”

SICK OF IT ALL and Tue Madsen, who mixed and mastered “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!”, have maintained a long-lasting relationship based on understanding, friendship and most importantly, good results - three factors any band would be very happy with.  The Jerry Farley also became a very important part of the creation of this album. After working with him at Nova Studios on Staten Island, New York, they went for a closer approach on this album: “This is the first time we've ever had a producer involved from start to finish, including the song-writing process.  His objective viewpoints helped settle a lot of little issues that could have easily become stumbling blocks, and the songs themselves ended up benefitting from them.”
Keep your eyes and ears open for a new song soon.

While the band is currently playing summer festivals such as Summer Breeze, Reload or Summer Blast, they have already lined up more shows in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy in November, as well as co-headlining the Persistence Tour 2019.

Summer 2018:
17.08.18 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze 
18.08.18 (DE) Trier - Summer Blast
19.08.18 (DE) Rostock - MAU Club
21.08.18 (PL) Poznan - Klub U Bazyla
22.08.18 (DE) Magdeburg - Factory
23.08.18 (DE) Lindau - Club Vaudeville
24.08.18 (DE) Wörrstadt - Neuborn Open Air
25.08.18 (DE) Sulingen - Reload Festival
26.08.18 (NL) Amsterdam - Melkweg
Headlining Show:
10.11.18 (FR) Issy les Moulineaux - le Réacteur 
11.11.18 (FR) Mulhouse - Noumatrouff
13.11.18 (FR) Montpellier - Secret Place 
14.11.18 (FR) Biarritz - Atabal
15.11.18 (FR) Limoges - CCM John Lennon
16.11.18 (FR) Durtal - Durtal - l'Odyssée 
17.11.18 (FR) St Brieuc - Streetpunk Ink Mas Party
18.11.18 (FR) Le Havre - Le Tetris
20.11.18 (ES) Victoria - Sala Jimmy Jazz
21.11.18 (ES) A Coruna - Playa Club 
22.11.18 (ES) Sevilla - Sala Custom 
23.11.18 (PT) Lisbon - Tattoo Convention 
24.11.18 (ES) Madrid - Sala Copérnico / Sala Carcacol
25.11.18 (ES) Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 
27.11.18 (IT) Seregno (MI) - Hot Factory 
28.11.18 (IT) Rome - Traffic Live Club 
29.11.18 (IT) Bologna - Freak Out Club
PERSISTENCE TOUR 2019 - SICK OF IT ALL with IGNITE, Municipal Waste, Walls Of Jericho, Booze And Glory, Take Offense
17.01.19 (DE) Berlin - Astra
18.01.19 (DE) Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit 36
19.01.19 (DE) Dresden - Kraftwerk Mitte
20.01.19 (CZ) Brno - Sono Music Club
21.01.19 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
22.01.19 (DE) Lindau - Inselhalle
23.01.19 (CH) Lausanne - Les Docks
24.01.19 (DE) Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
25.01.19 (BE) Deinze - De Brielpoort
26.01.19 (DE) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
27.01.19 (UK) London - O2 Forum Kentish Town

 Thy Art Is Murder To Support Parkway Drive On UK And European Tour.

Thy Art Is MurderFriday 17th August 2018
Aussie death dealers Thy Art Is Murder have this morning been confirmed as support for Parkway Drive's huge ‘Reverence’ EU/UK 2019 Tour alongside metalcore legends Killswitch Engage. This devastating package is set to smash it's way across eighteen cities in the UK and mainland Europe throughout January and February 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

»Reverence« - EU/UK 2019
w/ PARKWAY DRIVE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE

25.01.    D            Hamburg - Sporthalle
26.01.    D            Leipzig - Arena
27.01.    D            Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
29.01.    UK          Manchester - O2 Apollo
31.01.    UK          Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena
01.02.    UK          Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena
02.02.    UK          London - Alexandra Palace

04.02.    F             Paris - Olympia
05.02.    B             Brussels - Forest National
06.02.    NL           Amsterdam - AFAS Live
08.02.    D             Cologne - Palladium
09.02.    D             Cologne - Palladium
11.02.    D             Stuttgart - Schleyer-Halle
12.02.    CH           Zurich - Halle 622
13.02.    I              Milan - Alcatraz
15.02.    D             Munich - Zenith
17.02.    A             Vienna - Gasometer
18.02.    CZ           Prague - Forum Karlín

 Tonight Alive Announce Special Acoustic Shows.

Tonight AliveFriday 17th August 2018
Australian 4 piece TONIGHT ALIVE can now announce some incredibly special, 10 year anniversary shows for the UK in November. The band will be back playing fully electric 'Underworld' shows (their most recent album, out through Hopeless Records) across the country, as well as some incredibly intimate acoustic shows, fully celebrating their 10 years as a band, and their full back catalogue.

More from vocalist and song writer, Jenna McDougall: - "We're so excited to announce we are returning to the UK to celebrate our 10 year anniversary! From the very beginning the UK has offered us an incredible amount of support and has been host to some of our most memorable shows. The tour we are bringing this November has two elements; a live concert showcasing more of Underworld than ever before and in select cities a second, 10 year anniversary acoustic show where we will be playing a fan voted setlist spanning our entire discography. We can't wait to see what fans pick and experience this co-creation with you!"

Dates are below. All dates are regular full shows except the starred dates, which are 10 year anniversary special acoustic performances;
 
November
8th – Glasgow Oran Mor
9th – Newcastle Northumbria Institute
10th – York Fibbers
12th – Birmingham O2 Institute 2
13th – Manchester Club Academy
14th – Manchester Club Academy*
15th – Birmingham O2 Institute 2*
17th – London Islington Academy
18th – London Bush Hall*
20th – Eindhoven Dynamo
21st – Eindhoven Dynamo*

 

 Glassjaw Release Video For 'My Conscience Weighs A Ton'.

GlassjawFriday 17th August 2018
New York post-hardcore band Glassjaw have released a brand new video for their track "My Conscience Weighs A Ton" taken from their acclaimed new album " Material Control.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWDRSevC7wI

Glassjaw return to the UK this weekend at the following shows:

August

17th Arctangent Festival, Bristol
18th London, O2 Academy Brixton

Be sure to get your tickets!

 As It Is Announce December Acoustic Show.

As It IsFriday 17th August 2018
As It Is, who are on course for their highest UK Official Album Chart entry to date with new album 'The Great Depression'have announced a special one-off acoustic performance at Kingston's All Saints Church on December 4th, following their forthcoming UK headline tour.

Speaking of the show, guitarist Benjamin Langford-Biss says, "Banquet shows are always very special. I've been personally going to their shows for close to 10 years now. Whether it's acoustic in-stores or two sweaty intimate Fighting Cocks shows in a day, every single one we've done means a lot to us and marks each of our releases. This time around we're doing something a little different, playing a full band acoustic set in All Saints Church. With The Great Depression being a much more sonically expansive record than we've ever done we're excited to re-imagine these songs in a quiet intimate context (and maybe you'll even hear a taste of these versions beforehand... ) . This will be our final show of the whirlwind that's been 2018 and we hope you come and celebrate the best year this bands ever experienced with us."

Tickets for the show are available at: 
https://www.banquetrecords.com/as-it-is/all-saints-church/AII041218

THE GREAT DEPRESSION
UK HEADLINE SHOWS


November
25: BRISTOL Thekla
26: EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
28: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
29: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute

December
01: LONDON o2 Forum Kentish Town

 Richard Ashcroft Announces New Album 'Natural Rebel'.

Richard AshcroftWednesday 15th August 2018
Richard Ashcroftis set to return with the October 19threlease of his fifth solo studio album 'Natural Rebel'. The album will be released on his own RPAlabel and will be his first released via BMG.

'Natural Rebel' represents the latest chapter in a hugely successful solo career for the former Verve frontman andIvor Novellowinner. It follows 'Alone With Everybody'(#1,2000), 'Human Conditions'(#32002), 'Keys to the World'(#2,2006) and 'These People'(#32016).  

Featuring ten new songs, all of which were written by Ashcroft'Natural Rebel'was produced by the singer-songwriter alongside Jon Kelly (Paul McCartneyKate Bush) and Emre Ramazanoglu(Bobby Gillespie, Jarvis Cocker). The majority of its recording took place at State of the Ark Studiosin Richmond, with further sessions at The Bunker,Tileyard Studiosand Hoxa HQ

'Natural Rebel'is now available to pre-order from  https://RA.lnk.to/NaturalRebelPR
on 180 gram vinyl, CD and cassette. A limited edition clear orange vinyl in a gatefold sleeve is available to pre-order from HMVand select independent stores. Finally, RichardAshcroft'sofficial store offers exclusive bundles which include signed formats, a limited edition clear blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve, and highly collectible signed test pressings.

Richard Ashcroft'swill play some intimate shows this winter in support of 'Natural Rebel',includingGlasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester & London. Full tour details are below...

Pre-order'Natural Rebel'from this store for exclusive UK tour ticket pre-sale access. Ticket pre-sale begins 09:00 GMTon 20thAugust 2018. Order before 09:00 GMT on 22ndAugust 2018. Pre-ordering provides access to the pre-sale and is not a guarantee of tickets. General sale tickets available 09:00 on 22ndAugust 2018.

In addition, Ashcroftwill play as special guest to Liam Gallagherat Lancashire County Cricket Clubthis Saturday,August 18th, as well as the Hampshireleg of Carfest in benefit of BBC Children in Needon August 25th.

The tracklisting for 'Natural Rebel'is:

  1. 'All My Dreams'
  2. 'Birds Fly'
  3. 'Surprised By The Joy'
  4. 'That's How Strong'
  5. 'Born To Be Strangers'
  6. 'That's When I Feel It'
  7. 'We All Bleed'
  8. 'A Man in Motion'
  9. 'Streets of Amsterdam'
  10. 'Money Money'


 
UK Tour Dates;
Friday October 26th– Glasgow Barrowlands
Sunday October 28th– Middlesborough Town Hall
Monday October 29th– Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday October 31stManchester Albert Hall
Friday November 2nd– Kentish Town Forum

 Limbs Release Video For 'Father's Son'.

LimbsWednesday 15th August 2018
Post-hardcore quintet LIMBS have released a brand new performance video for their song "Father's Son," streaming now, here: https://youtu.be/CIIcYYlS78Q. Filmed during the band's spring tour with Underoath, Dance Gavin Dance, and Veil Of Maya, the video captures the electricity and raw power of a LIMBS live show – from headbanging to mic swings and beyond.

LIMBS released their debut full-length album Father's Son on April 27th, 2018. The record, out now via UNFD, gives listeners a dark and brooding look at a young man's journey out of religion as he comes to terms with both his upbringing and his own actions. Fans can stream it now on Spotify and Apple Music, or purchase it online at: unfd.lnk.to/FathersSon.

LIMBS previously released singles "Tangled Hands" and "Father's Son." With adds to top Spotify playlists like Metalcore and New Metal Tracks, as well as Apple Music playlists like Breaking Metal, these singles have seen great successes on streaming services.

Earlier this year the band found a home with UNFD, ahead of the April release of their debut album Father's Son. A conceptual album following a young man breaking free from his indoctrinated upbringing, the album explores the harm it causes and the strength in reclaiming your own life.

"It's loosely based off of some of my own personal experiences and feelings," explains frontman Chris Costanza. "It begins with the young man feeling distraught and angry after coming to some realizations about his upbringing and the harm it has done to both himself and others. It slowly turns inward as he reflects on himself and takes personal responsibility for his actions and deals with the aftermath of making such a drastic change in his life."

A brooding and cathartic album Costanza describes as "Norma Jean meets Radiohead," Father's Son came together with help from Tim McTague in the pre-production stages before moving on to record with Beau Burchell – the same team behind SLEEP.

LIMBS – rounded out by Daniel Nelson (drums), Joshua Kowalski (bass), Jordan Hunter (guitar), and Tyler Martin (guitar) – has spent the last few months criss-crossing the highways of America showcasing Father's Son with the likes of Underoath, Veil of Maya. As they prepare for another run of shows on the Vans Warped Tour and with Emery, Costanza reflects on the life lessons expressed within the album.

"The biggest lesson I've learned is that love comes in many forms. Some people come at love from a religious standpoint, others from a spiritual standpoint, some from a more pragmatic place. But the most important thing I've realized is that (at least to me) it shouldn't matter where that love comes from. Seeing love in so many forms and from so many different viewpoints has been extremely eye opening for me and helped me broaden my view of love and how it's given/received. I think that's something I'll never stop learning."

 PEtrol Girls To Release New EP 'The Future Is Dark'.

Petrol GirlsWednesday 15th August 2018
Petrol Girls recently announced that their new EP 'The Future Is Dark' will be released via Hassle Records on 14th September - including on limited etched 12" vinyl - and now they've shared the intimate and emotive new single 'Sister', along with a music video that came into being with more than a little help from the band's extended sisterhood network. "I've been wanting for us to write a song about sisterhood for a long time, because it's these relationships that have had the biggest impact on my life and that form the heart of my feminism," says Petrol Girls' vocalist Ren Aldridge. "I've got two younger blood sisters and a few very close friends that I consider sisters, as well as our family dog Skye who passed away last summer but I loved her like a sister too. All of those relationships have taught me so much. They've guided me, taken care of me, made me laugh til I cry and nurtured me into better versions of myself. I think society often puts too much emphasis on sexual relationships when sisterhood is incredibly important and powerful. This song celebrates a relationship that can pose a real threat to capitalism and patriarchy because it challenges competition and is built on care and trust."

The EP is named after a Virginia Woolf quote that writer Rebecca Solnit uses as a starting point for her essay 'Woolf's Darkness,' in 'Men Explain Things To Me.' She writes about accepting uncertainty and not fearing the dark or the unknown because actually we don't know what will happen next. She describes despair and optimism both as forms of certainty that create grounds for not acting, whereas hope pushes us to act and make change in whatever ways we can. "The dark, just like the future, is full of possibilities," muses Aldridge. "It makes me think about how its only in the dark that we can see the stars and think about ourselves as just tiny parts of this cosmic system, as part of a bigger picture. I find it really grounding and inspiring to feel individually small but part of something huge."

The EP also includes the previously-released single 'Survivor', which is inspired by the growing movement against sexual violence. Aldridge explains its motivation -- "The people who've spoken up so courageously about their experiences have broken the silence that has protected abusers in the past, often at massive risk to their own safety and well being. I hope that their bravery inspires the cultural shift in attitudes that is so desperately needed." 'Strike' closes out the EP and is a track about political organising and how taking care, making space, reflecting and recognising our fuck ups are just as important as the direct action itself.

PREORDER THE FUTURE IS DARK EP: http://smarturl.it/TheFutureIsDark
Available on limited etched 12" vinyl w/ hand-screenprinted sleeve
Tracklisting:

  1. Survivor
  2. Sister
  3. Strike
 
UPCOMING TOUR DATES: Ticket Info
AUGUST
Fri, 24               UK, Reading Festival
Sat, 25              UK, Leeds Festival
SEPTEMBER      
Tue, 11            Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Triebwerk
Thu, 13            Germany, Munich, Baracke
Fri, 14             UK, Bristol, Mother's Ruin
Sat, 15             UK, London, Tufnell Park Dome - Loud Women Fest
Mon, 17            France, Paris, Olympic Cafe
Tue, 18            Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cinetol
Thu, 20             Germany, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Fri, 21              Spain, Madrid, Sala Wurlitzer
Sat, 22              Spain, Valencia, Alberto Quimera Festival
Tue, 25             Sweden, Stockholm, Kafe 44
Thu, 27             Germany, Kiel, Kieler Schaubude
Sat, 29              Germany, Berlin, Scharni 38
Sun, 30             Czech Republic, Prague 7, Cross Club
OCTOBER         
Mon 1              Czech Republic, Brno, Kabinet Můz
Thu, 4               Poland, Poznan, Pod Minoga
Fri, 5                Poland, Warsaw, Klub Poglos
Sat, 6                Austria, Vienna, EKH
NOVEMBER
Wed, 14           UK, London
 Seasick Steve Releases New Single 'Can U Cook?'.

Seasick SteveWednesday 15th August 2018
Can U Cook? is the title track of Seasick Steve's forthcoming 9th studio album and is released as a debut single on August 15th on BMG. Can U Cook? sees Steve serve up wise relationship advice with dirty guitars, big drums and a growling vocal in an infectious and electrifying Seasick Steve groove. Can U Cook? had its first UK play courtesy of Chris Evans on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show on August 14th, and is available now to stream and as an instant grat with an album pre-order.

Chatting to Evans from a truckstop on the Italian coast after driving overnight from a gig in Austria, ("I'm awake and I'm above ground!") Steve said Can U Cook? "...was made on a one string washboard guitar that I hooked a banjo neck onto, an' I hope you like it".

The Can U Cook? album was produced and written by Steve and was mostly recorded in a converted ice house on the dock in Key West, Florida with his longtime drummer Dan Magnusson a.k.a. Crazy Dan ("the guy's dangerous but he's a nice fella, he's just a little bit loopy") and guitarist Luther Dickinson of The North Mississippi Allstars, and ex of The Black Crowes ("...the greatest living slide guitar player ... he's crazy too, he fits right in").

Released on September 28th, the new album sees Steve mixing up all of his much-loved ingredients to deliver a fresh new record that's full of sunshine as well as being a good ol' Seasick mix of boogie, blues, rock, Americana and folk music.

Can U Cook? is available on CD, standard and limited edition clear vinyl, and all streaming and digital platforms, and physical pre-order is available now at www.seasicksteve.com.

Can U Cook? tracklist:

  1. Hate Da Winter
  2. Sun On My Face
  3. Can U Cook?
  4. Last Rodeo
  5. Down De Road
  6. Chewin On Da Blues
  7. Shady Tree
  8. Lay
  9. Locked Up And Locked Down Blues
  10. Young Blood
  11. Get My Drift
  12. Ain't Nothin' But A Thang
  13. Company

 

Steve is staying on the road to play Can U Cook? live on an extensive European tour in October and will return to the UK in November for his first full headline UK tour since 2015. Steve's last headline show in 2016 was at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Can U Cook? UK tour November 2018

Friday 9th                               Cambridge - Corn Exchange
Saturday 10th                        Oxford - New Theatre
Monday 12th                          Southampton - Guildhall
Tuesday 13th                         Brighton - Dome
Thursday 15th                       Exeter - Great Hall
Saturday 17th                        Leicester - De Montfort Hall
Sunday 18th                          Cardiff - Arena
Tuesday 20th                         Liverpool - Olympia
Wednesday 21st                   Glasgow - 02 Academy



 Thrice Release Video For 'Only Us'.

ThriceWednesday 15th August 2018
Thrice has shared a new song "Only Us" which is from their new album Palms out September 14. 

On "Only Us," Thrice bring pulsating synth lines, fragile harmonies, and massively heavy guitar riffs. "'Only Us' came from thinking about how we're so easily divided into 'us' and 'them,' when really we have an inherent ability to care for those in our group, and the parameters for who falls into that group are extremely flexible," says front man Dustin Kensrue. "It's about how the things that we think separate us are actually inconsequential, and if we could broaden the idea of 'us' to include all people, it would help us to build a more loving and civil society."

Listen to "Only Us" and watch the lyric video now:

Co-produced by Thrice and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, Palms encompasses everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore to piano-driven balladry. The most sonically expansive album so far in the band's 20-year-history, Palms follows the critically acclaimed To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere (released via Vagrant Records in 2016).

THRICE PALMS TRACKLIST
Only Us
The Grey
The Dark
Just Breathe
Everything Belongs
My Soul
A Branch In The River
Hold Up A Light
Blood On Blood
Beyond The Pines

 Clutch Announce UK Tour Support.

ClutchWednesday 15th August 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are pleased to announce that The Picturebooks and The Inspector Cluzo will support the band on their upcoming UK headline dates.

Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
                          
For more information, visit Clutch’s official website: www.pro-rock.

Watch the latest video from Clutch - new song “Hot Bottom Feeder” is, in essence, a recipe for Maryland crab cakes set to Clutch’s inimitable style.

NEW ALBUM “BOOK OF BAD DECISIONS” IS OUT SEPTEMBER 7TH 2018. 

A wide range of “Book of Bad Decisions” pre-order bundles, music and merch options are available now exclusively at www.clutchmerch.com.

 Arcane Roots Announce October UK Tour.

Arcane RootsTuesday 12th August 2018
ARCANE ROOTS today release their brand new single/video for 'Matter (Revel)', the 2nd track taken from the bands soon to be released new 'Landslide' EP - September 14th through Easy Life Records. The track was given its premier with The Radio 1 Rock Show last night - listen HERE

Watch the video for 'Matter (Revel)' - HERE

The first single taken from the EP was the title track 'Landslide', which was premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show as its Rockest Record (track of the week), listen - HERE

As well as this single, the EP consists of 3 reworked and reimagined tracks taken from the bands 'Melancholia Hymns' album, stripped back, taken apart, smashed back together, melted down again and sown back up with love. The EP will be released on digital and super limited vinyl and CD, once they go, they are gone!

Digital links for 'Matter (Revel)' - HERE
Pre-order 'Landslide' EP - HERE

'Landslide' EP track-listings:
1. Before Me (Over) feat Emily Denton
2. Matter (Revel) - VIDEO
3. Landslide - VIDEO
4. Off The Floor (Fade)


From ARCANE ROOTS vocalist and guitarist, Andrew Groves on the single 'Matter (Revel)' - "Matter was one of the first tracks to be written for Melancholia Hymns, all the way back in 2015. It was always intended to be the second track on the record and, thankfully, it arrived almost fully formed and perfectly exemplifying the heavier aspects of the album. Lyrically, it grew out of the bitterness & resentment i was harbouring against the political climate at the time, and to say that things have changed since then would be somewhat of an understatement. Now, given the chance to re-work it & finally release the (previously dormant) video, i wanted it to feel like the spinning decent into despair & disparity that all but surrounds us on a daily basis through our screens. I wanted the production to reflect this, like a dark fantasy of crawling through the filth, our hearts & minds consumed with revenge and retribution, like a mirror to the very injustices we'd seen, as we became more like the aggressors. Programmed at my home studio, and inspired by artists like Sevdaliza & Björk, the space and simplicity became something both paramount and punishing while we wrangled with each sound to keep it feeling like it was just bubbling beneath the surface. 

"The video (co-directed by Olly Jelly & myself and produced by Sophia Groves) leant itself perfectly to the even darker twist we desired and, though shot over a year previously, it's linear narrative inspired by Shakespeare's Lady Macbeth & Ophelia, remained the perfect base from which to treat and contort the footage into the surreal nightmare we imagined. Her gradual acceptance of the darker desires of her character and eventual metamorphosis, echoes that of the darker aspects of humanity and our susceptibility to despondence, oppression & xenophobia."

Live wise, ARCANE ROOTS can now announce an small selection of very intimate live dates  through October, where the band will perform a full 'Landslide' electronic set - unlike anything they have done before.

From Andrew Groves: "This small excursion into electronica & score has only ever been another step towards becoming the band we set out to be, one that leaves you breathless, one that challenges you and one where the music and experience is first & foremost. From the shirt on your back to the video on your screen, to the lights in your eyes and the sleeve in your hand, we design & produce it all to give you the best experience we can. Our one and only interest is to improve that experience and strive to be better for you. So with that said, we're so very excited to undertake our most ambitious plans to date with a handful of very special one-off live shows in some unique and intimate venues. We want to give you an experience to never forget and the fleeting chance to see us as you've never seen us before while we perform a live set that lives, shines and breathes in front of you for the very first time."

'Landslide' UK Electronic Dates:
Mon-Oct-15 - Gorilla, Manchester
Tues-Oct-16 - Hoxton Hall, London
Wed-Oct-17 - The Cookie, Leicester
Fri-Oct-19 - Rialto Theatre, Brighton
Set-Oct-20 - St Thomas The Martyr, Bristol
Mon-Oct-22 - Think Tank, Newcastle
Tues-Oct-23 - The Caves, Edinburgh


Tickets on sale Friday 17th August - HERE

The band have already played a host of festivals across Europe including 2000trees (UK),  Download (France), ARTmania (Romania), United Islands (Prague), Open Air (Swiss) and more. All remaining festivals, and other live shows for 2018, are below:
Sat-Aug-18 - ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol - FESTIVAL
Fro-Aug-31 - The Guildhall, Gloucester 
Sun-Sep-2 - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Sat-Sep-8 - Rocked Up Hootenanny Festival, Corby - FESTIVAL
Fri-Sep-21 - De Pul, Uden, Netherlands
Sat-Sep-22 - Kadepop Festival, Groningen - Netherlands - FESTIVAL


 All Time Low Release Music Video For 'Birthday'.

All Time LowTuesday 14th August 2018
All Time Low have today released a music video for current single, 'Birthday', one of two brand new recently released tracks from the Baltimore quartet. A limited edition 7" vinyl (limited to just 2,500 worldwide) for 'Brithday' and 'Everything Is Fine', is available now from: http://alltimelow.com/store
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They've repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 2 million albums and 6 million singles worldwide, raked in 200+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe...

Having wrapped up their (UK Number 1 Album) Future Hearts UK touring cycle with headline shows at London's SSE Arena Wembley and o2 Arena, alongside a second stage headline slot at Download Festival, the band took some well earned time off, before writing and recording their first album for new label Fueled By Ramen (Paramore, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco) - the transatlantic Top 10 album, Last Young Renegade, celebrated with huge UK tours, taking in sell-out shows at London's Eventim Apollo, o2 Academy Brixton and Alexandra Palace in the process.

 Alkaline Trio Release Lyric Video For 'Is This Thing Cursed?'.

Alkaline TrioFriday 10th August 2018
Legendary Chicago punk band Alkaline Trio have released the title track from their forthcoming album "Is This Thing Cursed?". The ninth studio album from Alkaline Trio, "Is This Thing Cursed?" is their first new music in five years.

Watch the lyric video for "Is This Thing Cursed?" by Alkaline Trio.

With its soaring vocals and furious intensity, "Is This Thing Cursed?" is the second single to be released from "Is This Thing Cursed?". Last month Alkaline Trio shared a song called "Blackbird," which SPIN hailed as a "glossy, pristine pop-punk record that's anthemic and a bit catchy in its breezy melodies."

Produced and mixed by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Motörhead), Is This Thing Cursed? is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. According to the band, the album-making process was similar to that of "Maybe I'll Catch Fire"—Alkaline Trio's darkly charged sophomore full-length, a 2000 release featuring the fan favorite "Radio."

Due out on CD/digital on August 31, Is This Thing Cursed? will be released on vinyl on October 19. Pre-orders are available now at: http://www.alkalinetrio.com

TRACKLIST FOR IS THIS THING CURSED?:

1. Is This Thing Cursed?
2. Blackbird
3. Demon and Division
4. Little Help?
5. I Can't Believe
6. Sweet Vampires
7. Pale Blue Ribbon
8. Goodbye Fire Island
9.  Stay
10. Heart Attacks
11. Worn So Thin
12. Throw Me To The Lions
13. Krystalline

On Friday, Alkaline Trio kicked off their recently announced headlining U.S. tour. The 29-date run wraps up on October 18 in Santa Cruz, California, with Together PANGEA supporting the band for all dates.

ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES:

Aug 06 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Aug 08 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug 09 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Aug 10 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Aug 11 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Aug 13 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
Aug 14 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
Aug 16 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Aug 18 Boston, MA - House of Blues
Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Aug 21 Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
Aug 22 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Aug 24 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Aug 25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Heaven
Aug 26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Oct 06 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct 08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct 09 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 12 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 15 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct 16 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst

-All dates with together PANGEA as support

 Turisas Announce Co-headline Tour With Korpiklaani.

TurisasFriday 10th August 2018
TURISAS will embark on an extensive co-headline run across the continent with no less than their fellow countrymen Korpiklaani in February and March 2019. Opening support will come from Norwegian True Balkan Metallers Trollfest.

TURISAS comment on the tour: “It’ s been long since we’ve last toured Europe properly and couldn’t be more excited to get back on the stage and vent off some of the cabin fever built up by years of research and songwriting for a new album. - And what would be better than going out on a double-headline tour with our dear friends and countrymen Korpiklaani! It’s really strong and diverse package you definitely shouldn’t miss. See you at the shows!“

Jonne from Korpiklaani, who release their new album “Kulkija” (= "Wanderer") in September. says: “Kulkija has many stories about Wayfarers or Wanderers and it somehow fits so nicely with the good feeling theme on the album, to go on tour with people who we consider friends. The Warriors in TURISAS and the Balkan Kaos of Trollfest will be so good, many good memories and stories will be told.”

Trollfest on joining the tour: “It's been way too long since we shared the stage with TURISAS, and we still cry like baby girls when we think of the previous tours we did with our lovers in Korpiklaani! Meeting old friends - check! Making new friends - check! New music - check! New costumes - check! More madness - check! More beer, booze & alcohol?! We'll see... Any way you look at it; this tour combines heavy music, madness, balkan, hompa, trolls, warriors, shamans and orcs in the best way possible!! Prepare yourself, because maximum metal showers (of love) is coming your way!!!”
"Wayfarers & Warriors Tour 2019" - TURISAS + Korpiklaani with Trollfest

FEBRUARY
21.02. (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
23.02. (NL) Tilburg - 013
24.02. (BE) Antwerp - Trix Muziekcentrum
25.02. (UK) London - Islington Assembly Hall
26.02. (FR) Lille - Le Splendid
27.02. (FR) Paris - La Cigale
28.02. (FR) Mérignac - Krakatoa

MARCH
01.03. (ES) Bilbao - Santana 27
02.03. (PT) Porto - Hard Club
03.03. (PT) Lisbon - Lisboa ao Vivo
05.03. (ES) Málaga - Paris 15
06.03. (ES) Murcia - Garaje Beat Club
07.03. (ES) Zaragoza - Centro Cívico Delicias
08.03. (FR) Marseille - Espace Julien
09.03. (CH) Pratteln - Z7
10.03. (FR) Bourg-en-Bresse - La Tannerie
11.03. (IT) Trezzo sull'Adda (MI) - Live Club
12.03. (HR) Zagreb - Tvornica Kulture
13.03. (HU) Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club
14.03. (SK) Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
15.03. (PL) Krakow - Klub Kwadrat
16.03. (PL) Warsaw - Progresja
17.03. (PL) Gdansk - B90
19.03. (DE) Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
20.03. (PL) Wroclaw - Centrum Koncertowe A2
21.03. (DE) Jena - F-Haus
22.03. (DE) Munich - TonHalle
23.03. (DE) Mannheim - MS Connexion Complex
24.03. (DE) Cologne - Essigfabrik
TURISAS are also confirmed for the following festivals:

10.08.18 (ES) Valencia - Leyendas Del Rock Festival
17.08.18 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze 
18.08.18 (FR) Sene - Motocultor Festival
01.12.18 (UK) Sheffield - HRH Vikings
22.02.19  (DE) Wacken - Wacken Winter Nights

 Chthonic Announce Eigth Studio Album 'Battlefields Of Asura'.

ChthonicTuesday 7th August 2018
CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognised for their unique signature performance, are to release their eighth album, Battlefields of Asura, on October 10th, 2018 - the follow-up to 2013's Butik.

Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC have toured in over 40 countries, played hundreds of concerts and festivals, and become the most visible Taiwanese metal band with international publicity. In the past five years, all five members of CHTHONIC have turned a new page in their lives respectively. Frontman Freddy Lim formed a new political party and got elected into the Taiwanese Parliament in January this year, while the other members established their families. Nevertheless, they have not forgotten their promise to release new material to the fans.

This year, CHTHONIC has Randy Blythe, frontman of Grammy-nominated metal band Lamb of God, and Denise Ho, iconic freedom fighter and singer from Hong Kong joining the creation of Battlefields of Asura. 
In the lead up to the new album announcement, secretive promotion in Taiwan raised speculation of the possibility of new CHTHONIC music, with lead track "Millennia's Faith Undone" having been remixed by Denise Ho, along with five new bands and artists with their own distinctive styles - Elephant Gym, Hom Shenhao, Unfamiliar Friends Party, Bison Country and Angry Youth. The speculation even hinted the possibility of renaissance of lyrics in Taiwanese. Days ago, Denise Ho, published her version of "Millennia’s Faith Undone", as her first Taiwanese song mixed with the voice of Freddy Lim throughout the song, which has become a hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong.  As conversations about the relation between the song and CHTHONIC continues, the answer is finally revealed today that the 60-second preview of the original Millennia’s Faith Undone will be published by CHTHONIC, with the full version released on September 4th.

View the 60 second teaser of "Millennia's Faith Undone" HERE.
A playlist of the different mixes and versions of "Millenia's Faith Undone" can also be listened to HERE.
Battlefields of Asura track list:

01. Drawing Omnipotence Nigh 
02. The Silent One’s Torch 
03. Flames upon the Weeping Winds 
04. A Crimson Sky's Command 
05. Souls of the Revolution 
06. Taste the Black Tears 
07. One Thousand Eyes 
08. Masked Faith 
09. Carved in Bloodstone 
10. Millennia’s Faith Undone 
11. Autopoiesis

According to CHTHONIC, the new album Battlefields of Asura depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity.  The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom.  Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realise that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums. This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.  When asked why the band names the new album Battlefields of Asura, Doris Yeh, the spokesperson of CHTHONIC, states that "this album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s."
Pre-order links for Battlefields of Asura, including vinyl - the first to be released by CHTHONIC since its formation - are available below: 
CD and vinyl pre-order now at:

Omerch(Europe): https://www.omerch.eu/shop/chthonic
Indiemerch(North America): https://www.indiemerchstore.com/brand/chthonic
Box set pre-order now at:
Howling Bull(Japan): http://www.howling-bull.co.jp/
Ciongzo(Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore): https://ciongzo.com/

CHTHONIC online:
Official website: http://www.chthonic.tw/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chthonictw/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/chthonictw/

 With Confidence Release New Single 'Moving Boxes'.

With ConfidenceTuesday 7th August 2018
With Confidence have released the third single from their upcoming album 'Love and Loathing', the band's second full length, out August 10 on Hopeless Records. Fans can check out the song and music video for 'Moving Boxes' here: www.smarturl.it/MovingBoxesVideo
'Moving Boxes' was written by guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, who said, "I wrote 'Moving Boxes' when I was packing up to move all my things to my girlfriend's place in LA. The idea came to me when my room was pretty much cleared out and I had all the things I needed packed but I didn't know what to do with this box of things that didn't have any purpose. It was all sentimental things like a box of photos, a jar of sea shells, old birthday cards, there was a plastic rose from my first valentine from grade 7 and other little trinkets from old friends that had no real purpose. It just gave me the idea that the memories all these items hold will be there regardless of whether I have the actual item or not." He continued, "The main idea behind the song and video is that our memories aren't bound to these physical objects. I feel like leaving these mementos behind was helping me move out of home by focusing on the things I really needed and leaving behind the things I didn't."

Ahead of 'Moving Boxes', With Confidence shared 'Jaded' last month and in June released 'That Something'.
'Love and Loathing' was produced by Mike Green (All Time Low, Paramore) and is an album filled with soaring melodies and emotive lyrics, carrying you through first loves, blistering breakups and everything in between. According to vocalist Jayden Seeley, the final themes weren't clear until they had finished most of the songs. "There's a looming relationship with loathing, mostly about the concept of self-loathing," explains Seeley. "That period before getting into a relationship is very introspective — you're trying to be a better person, but a lot of how that happens is because people are really hard on [themselves]. That ties back to love just as strongly, because in the relationship, you want to keep being better. In every way."

With Confidence just wrapped up performing the entire last full run of the Vans Warped Tour in the US and they'll be heading to the UK and Europe for a headline tour next month. 

UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR:
Sep 21 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
Sep 22 – Garage – London, UK
Sep 24 – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK
Sep 25 - Academy 3 – Manchester, UK
Sep 26 – Mama Roux's – Birmingham, UK
Sep 27 – Globe – Cardiff, UK
Sep 29 – Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sep 30 – Headcrash – Hamburg, Germany
Oct 1 – MTC – Cologne, Germany

 Hellions Announce New Album 'Rue'.

HellionsTuesday 7th August 2018
Hellions have announced their brand-new album Rue today, set for release on October 19 via UNFD. Rue follows on from their critically-acclaimed theatrical masterpiece Opera Oblivia – which debuted at #4 on the Australian album chart in 2016 and was nominated for an ARIA award that same year. 

The latest single lifted from the collection is 'Smile'. Following on from previously released singles 'X (Mwah)' and 'Furrow', Smile was born late in the creation process and is a dynamic, upbeat tune built around the refrain 'I'm ready to run, are you ready?' that provides a tongue-in-cheek look at the depth of our interactions in the digital age.
To explain the concept of 'Smile' further, Anthony Caruso (drummer/co-writer) and Matt Gravolin (guitar/vocals/cowriter) say: "The world as we know it wants to be entertained interminably, and now our entertainment often comes at the expense of our compassion. We've all found ourselves speaking in blue, snide language about trivial matters that aren't of any real consequence to us, asserting invalid opinions for the sake of having our voices heard.
"Cheap stimulation is addictive and judgemental thinking can take over involuntarily when so much of our mental space is surrendered to it. We seem to be stuck here despite knowing that this thinking and behaviour isn't conducive to any lasting happiness."

How can we overcome our struggles with one another if we don't fully understand the one raging inside ourselves? It's this very question Hellions explore on Rue and there's never been a better time for an album that explores this tussling duality the band describe as "the co-existence of a Jekyll and Hyde operating within a person at any one time".

Rue builds upon the marriage of theatrical dynamics and thoughtful lyricism that defined the genre-melding Australian quartet's critically acclaimed previous offering, 2016's third collection Opera Oblivia. The resulting record is deeper and darker, with melodies that are more beautiful, and riffs that are more seismic.

The tracks on Rue are divided into the 'pessimistic' and 'humanitarian' sides of life. Opening tracks '(Blueberry)' and 'Odyssey' deal with the former, examining how the high consciousness we possess has led to a culture of egocentricity and opportunism, though it's accompanied by jaunty, bombastic guitars reminiscent of Black Parade-era My Chemical Romance. It's safe to say Rue is an album in which message and music are often tonally juxtaposed, requiring the listener to really listen. So while the funky, danceable 'X (Mwah)' is actually about abandoning hope in favour of recklessness, "26" is a rousing anthem about the quest for happiness.
 
To bring the remarkable sonic scope to life, Hellions returned to the serenity of Karma Sound Studios in Thailand and their producer Shane Edwards – a man Hellions have worked with for a decade and describe as "our fifth member".

Rue is a timely record that calls for an end to complacency. Whether it's for its remarkable music, or its powerful messages – it needs to be heard.

TRACKLISTING:
1. (Blueberry)
2. Odyssey
3. X (Mwah)
4. Smile
5. Furrow
6. (Cocoon)
7. Rue
8. (Theatre Of) (feat. Luna)
9. The Lotus
10. Get Up!
11. Harsh Light
12. 26

 You Me At Six Release New Song 'IOU'.

You Me At SixTuesday 7th August 2018
You Me At Six have today dropped a fearless new track in 'IOU', taken from their new sixth studio album VI, out October 5th via AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint. Listen HERE.

In keeping with the band's prolific output and exciting evolution, ''IOU' sees You Me At Six show off another side to their sound. R&B-tinged and with nods to the Hip Hop artists that the band collectively love, it's a fresh and exciting approach that will keep both their casual followers and biggest of fans on their toes.

The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.

You Me At Six have also set out their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album 'Take Off Your Colours'. Due to phenomenal demand, the band have added seven additional dates to the initial three that sold out in just twenty minutes. These special one-off events will see the acclaimed five piece play their seminal genre-classic 'Take Off Your Colours' in its entirety. Alongside the anniversary shows, the band will be playing five UK headline shows. Support for all the above shows coming from Marmozets & The Xcerts. All dates sold out immediately upon going on general sale.

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. These upcoming sold-out shows gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.

With 'VI', You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

FULL UK TOUR DATES
Nov 21st
- Leeds, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Nov 22nd - Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Nov 23rd - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT)
Nov 24th - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 26th - Newcastle, O2 Academy (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland (SOLD OUT)
Nov 28th - Glasgow, Barrowland (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 30th - London, O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
Dec 1st - Cardiff, University Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec 2nd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 3rd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC)
Dec 6th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Dec 7th - Sheffield, O2 Academy (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 8th - Norwich, UEA (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 9th - Nottingham, Rock City (TOYC - SOLD OUT)

 Alter Bridge To Release Live At The Royal Albert Hall In September.

Alter BridgeTuesday 6th August 2018
Coming on the heels of the announcement of Alter Bridge’s career-defining live release Live At The Royal Albert Hall Featuring the Parallax Orchestra, the band is releasing another video from the live performance. The latest track being released, “Words Darker Than Their Wings,” is a song from the band’s 2010 ABIII album that, until those two shows in October 2017, had never been previously performed live. The longtime crowd favourite showcases the first time that Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti share lead vocal duties, something that would be repeated on “Waters Rising” from the Fortress release. The video for the track can be seen here: https://youtu.be/fTvJ1TYORJg and the audio is available via all streaming partners. 

“’Words Darker Than Their Wings’ was a song that we never played before ever and its been one of our favourites, especially me and Scott Phillips. That’s been one of our top 3 Alter Bridge songs since we wrote it and its just one of those songs that we have been trying and trying and trying to play live and Myles is always kind of pushing back about it and finally, you know with this orchestra he [Myles] said this is the perfect time to do it. We did and it was the biggest reaction of both nights,” explains Mark Tremonti in the full-length movie of the concert. 

After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, Alter Bridge is releasing the epic Live At The Royal Albert Hall on September 7th via Napalm Records. The live album and DVD was recorded in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a 21-song collection that features some of Alter Bridge’s biggest hits, fan favourites and even a couple of rarities. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing with the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content. The preorder is currently live here: http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH and at www.alterbridge.com. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organization that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. 

 As It Is To Release New Album 'The Great Depression' On Friday.

As It IsTuesday 7th August 2018
As It Is have today shared the third taste of their upcoming third album, 'The Great Depression', in the form of new song, 'The Fire, The Dark'.

Speaking of the track, singer Patty Walters says, "The Fire, The Dark' is about self-destruction. Weighed down by his regrets and resentments, The Poet turns to habits of self-destruction as a coping mechanism, isolated and completely withdrawn from the world, neurotic and unstable, consequently jeopardising his relationship with his wife. 
This song in particular is one of the boldest musical departures from the As It Is many have come to know. It was a pleasure and a privilege writing this song alongside Larry Hibbitt of Hundred Reasons, a band whose sound directly influenced 'The Great Depression's darker direction."

AN INTRODUCTION TO 'THE GREAT DEPRESSION'
FROM VOCALIST PATTY WALTERS:
 
"The Great Depression' is about the societal romanticisation of depression, the disrepair of present-day human connection, told through the story of a man who finds himself face-to-face with Death. This album is about asking questions rather than offering answers, exploring the lines where consolation and glorification collide, and asking if art is too subjective to offer a universal solution. 

We've approached this subject with the tremendous respect and sensitivity it warrants. Mental health awareness and prioritisation has always been immensely important to us, and we want to use this platform for good and to challenge problematic behaviours and stigmas.  More so than ever before, we'll be working alongside incredible non-profits, donating proceeds to worthy causes, and using our music in hopes of creating a positive change."

MORE ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION:
 
When music is as its best, it is capable of holding a mirror up to the human condition in a way few other art forms can ever match. 

In the hands of the observant, the erudite, the compassionate and the philosophical, music allows us to better understand who we are and feel powerfully less alone. 

With their third album 'The Great Depression', As it Is are comprehensively proving themselves to be such artists. Stepping out of their comfort zone with aplomb while asking, and answering, complex questions in a way precious few bands ever do. 

Across 'The Great Depression's dozen tracks, As It Is take the listener on a journey which delves into every aspect of arguably the most prevalent social ill of our time. From public perception, to internal war, the quartet unflinchingly confront the most difficult questions around depression, the value of life over death, and whether the rhetoric around 'reaching out to talk' is ostensibly hollow, if no one is prepared to hear those words

THE GREAT DEPRESSION
UK HEADLINE SHOWS


November
25: BRISTOL Thekla
26: EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
28: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
29: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute

December
01: LONDON o2 Forum Kentish Town


 Black Peaks Announce UK And Europe Tour Dates.

Black PeaksTuesday 7th August 2018
Brighton 4 piece BLACK PEAKS release their huge, brand new single 'Electric Fires' today, Friday 3rd August. It is the 3rd new single this year, and the band will be releasing their hugely anticipated, Adrian Bushby produced (Grammy award winner for Muse, Foo Fighters) 2nd album 'All That Divides', on October 5th through Rise Records/BMG. 

Stream/buy the single 'Electric Fires' - HERE

From BLACK PEAKS front man Will Gardner on the new single 'Electric Fires': 
'Electric Fires was one of the first songs we wrote for All That Divides, and was one that had a few live outings towards the end of the Statues tour. The song in many ways is one of our most straight-forward. Lyrically the song is a bit of a sarcastic comment on the beliefs of certain conspiracy theorists, Flat-Earthers etc. Essentially we just had fun with that idea, and wrote a song about how our Alien forefathers came here from Mars at the dawn of civilisation to build the pyramids, which, of course, 100% totally happened. Stay woke, kids.'

The band have already released the singles 'Home' and 'Can't Sleep', and the later was a Radio 1 Rock Show Rockest Record and Huw Stevens Single Of The Week in April, and is the opening track on 'All That Divides'. Full album track-listing below:

'All That Divides'
1. Can't Sleep (VIDEO)
2. The Midnight Sun
3. Electric Fires (STATIC VIDEO)
4. Aether 
5. Across the Great Divide
6. Home (VIDEO)
7. Eternal Light 
8. Slow Seas
9. Fate I & II

Pre-order links for 'All That Divides' - HERE

Will Gardner on 'All That Divides' - "Lyrically at least, this album represents the fear of a future where freedom is restricted. Over the last two years, we as a band have been incredibly lucky to have been able to travel accross Europe and play our music. The fact this happened to take place during a period where various political changes, at home and abroad, made us focus a lot about the freedom and right to travel. We have seen people, families, relationships and countries divided by conflict and political upheaval, and our reaction to this is a core lyrical theme running through the album."

'All That Divides' is the follow up to the 2016 debut album 'Statues', which was universally acclaimed, saw the band play-listed on Radio 1 with 'Saviour' and tour across Europe with the likes of Architects, Mastodon, System of a Down, Prophets of Rage and Dillinger Escape Plan
Live wise, the band will also be on a full UK and European tour after album release, with some incredible supports in tow. ALL dates and supports are below, with Worthing and London already SOLD OUT:

BLACK PEAKS UK headline show:
Thu-Oct-11- Empire, Belfast - N IRE -
support from + Ilenkus + LNT
Fri-Oct-12 - Grand Social, Dublin - Ireland - support from + Ilenkus + LNT
Sat-Oct-13 – Newcastle, Cluny - support from Bossk and Gold Key
Sun-Oct-14 – Glasgow, King Tuts - 
support from Bossk and Gold Key
Tue-Oct-16 – Leeds, The Key Club - 
support from Bossk and Gold Key
Wed-Oct-17 – Manchester - Academy 3 - 
support from Bossk and Gold Key
Thu-Oct-18 – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds - 
support from Bossk and Gold Key
Fri-Oct-19 – London, Underworld - 
support from Bossk and Gold Key SOLD OUT
Sun-Oct-21 – Worthing, Forty Two
- support from Gold Key - SOLD OUT

BLACK PEAKS European headline shows, support from Tusky and The Prestige:
Tue-Oct-23 – Gibus, Paris – France
Wed-Oct-24 – MTC, Koln – Germany
Thu-Oct-25 - Molotow Sky Bar, Hamburg – Germany
Mon-Oct-29 – Kranhalle, Munich – Germany
Tue-Oct-30 - Arena 3Raum Bar, Vienna – Austria
Wed-Oct-31 - Dynamo Werk 2, Zurich – Switzerland
Thu-Nov-1 – Magnolia, Milan – Italy
Sat-Nov-3 - Razzmatazz 3, Barcelona – Spain
Sun-Nov-4 - Moby Dick, Madrid - Spain


The band have already toured with A Perfect Circle across Europe, recently completed a set of small, low key, sell out UK headline dates as well as a UK tour with Marmozets AND a special one off show for BBC Radio 1 in Swansea, as a headliner for their Biggest Weekend Fringe Festival/event. This summer, the band will be playing a host of UK and European festivals including ArcTanGent (August) and Reading and Leeds (August). These follow their epic slot headlining the 2000trees Festival 2nd stage (The Cave) in July and last weekends 2nd stage headline slot at Fat Lip Festival.

Full list of all other BLACK PEAKS shows in 2018:
August 18th - ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol
August 25th/26th - Reading and Leeds festival
September 1st - McMillan Fest, Nottingham
Oct 20th - Sheffield - Festiville - The Leadmill
Oct 26th - Anti-Fest - Haarlem, Netherlands at The Patronaat
Oct 27th - Groezrock Indoor, Hasselt, Belgium
Oct 28th - Anti-Fest - Wiesbaden, Germany at the Schlachthof

 Laura Jane Grace Announces New Project Laura Jane Grace And The Devouring Mothers.

Laura Jane GraceTuesday 7th August 2018
Bloodshot Records is very excited, humbled and somewhat giddy to announce a working partnership with Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers. The label will release the group's debut album in the fall of 2018. While a release date and album details are still to come, today the band announced they will play a run of special shows in the Midwest this coming November. A full listing of dates can be found below and on Bloodshot's official site HERE with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, August 3.

Grace had the following to say about the partnership:

"I've been a longtime fan of Bloodshot and the artists they work with. Having spent the past year working on a record without knowing where its home was going to be, when I discovered that the Bloodshot offices were only a couple of blocks away from my apartment I went in and asked if they'd consider giving the songs a home. They were cool enough to hear me out and oblige. I couldn't be more happy about the work we're going to do together and sharing it with the world."

For Bloodshot's part, the chance to work with such a compelling artist at a point in her career when she is expanding her creative energies was pretty well irresistible.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers are Laura Jane Grace, Atom Willard, and Marc Jacob Hudson. Grace is a musician, author, and activist best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Against Me! Willard, also of Against Me!, is a drummer who has played in iconic punk bands such as Rocket from the Crypt, Social Distortion, and The Offspring. Devouring Mothers bassist Hudson is a recordist and mixer at Rancho Recordo, a recording studio and creative space in the woods of Michigan, and the sound engineer for Against Me!

Against Me! has toured with Bloodshot artists Murder By Death, William Elliott Whitmore, and Cory Branan and, in 2017, Grace appeared on the lead track "I Only Know" on Branan's album Adios.

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers will be making the following appearances this November in support of the forthcoming album. Dates below.

NOVEMBER
02 – Rock Island, IL – Rock Island Brewing Company
03 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
04 – Lansing, MI – Mac's Bar
05 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter
08 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
18 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
29 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

 You Me At Six Release Video For '3AM'.

You Me At SixTuesday 7th August 2018
You Me At Six have today revealed the official video for their latest single '3AM', one of the first tracks to be taken from their new sixth studio album VI, out October 5th via AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint.

The video, that splits into two contrasting segments, spells out a night like no other and presents what frontman Josh Franceschi thinkshappened (Act 1: Expectation), swiftly followed by the entertaining truth, what actuallyhappened (Act 2: Reality).

Speaking of the video, Franceschi comments;"The idea came from watching Wolf Of Wall Street. In the film there is a scene where the main protagonist (Leonardo DiCaprio) has a split reality when under the influence of what he believes to be true and what is actually true. That just resonated with us. I worked quite closely with Dan Broadley (Director) as I found myself doing a lot of 'acting' in this video. It was new, and a challenge, but he gave me the confidence to embrace it and also have the freedom to go off script"

Director, Dan Broadley, also says; I remember really early on in the process, we had this unhinged creative conversation about what we all wanted this video to be and how we wanted to push the boundaries of what people expected of You Me At Six. I recalled this amazing scene in The Wolf Of Wall Street where it shows Leo making it back home in his Lamborghini whilst totally off his head on drugs, however it later reveals what really happened... and the journey didn't go as well as he remembered. I loved that idea and wanted to adapt it to a 'night out' scenario where Josh plays this bouncy alter-ego of himself. I think a highlight was persuading the guys to learn a full dance routine to perform at the climax of the song..."

Following the announcement of new music and a brand new album, You Me At Six have also set out their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album 'Take Off Your Colours'. Due to phenomenal demand, the band have added seven additional dates to the initial three that sold out in just twenty minutes. These special one-off events will see the acclaimed five piece play their seminal genre-classic 'Take Off Your Colours' in its entirety. Alongside the anniversary shows, the band will be playing five UK headline shows. Support for all the above shows coming from MarmozetsThe Xcerts. All dates sold out immediately upon going on general sale.

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. These upcoming sold-out shows gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.

The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 albumCavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.

With 'VI', You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.

FULL UK TOUR DATES

Nov 21st - Leeds, O2 Academy(TOYC)
Nov 22nd- Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Nov 23rd- Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT)
Nov 24th - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (TOYC -SOLD OUT)
Nov 26th - Newcastle, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Nov 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland (SOLD OUT)
Nov 28th- Glasgow, Barrowland (TOYC -SOLD OUT)
Nov 30th- London, O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
Dec 1st- Cardiff, University Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec 2nd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC -SOLD OUT)
Dec 3rd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC)
Dec 6th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy(TOYC)
Dec 7th - Sheffield, O2 Academy(TOYC)
Dec 8th - Norwich, UEA (TOYC)
Dec 9th - Nottingham, Rock City (TOYC)
 

 Dave Grohl Announces New Two Part Mini Documentary.

Dave GrohlFriday 3rd August 2018
"Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening... and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out. And even now, as a 49-year-old man, I'm still trying to figure it out... it's not something that you ever truly master. You're always chasing the next challenge, and you're always trying to find a way to improve on what you've learned."—Dave Grohl.

As Foo Fighters wind down another leg of the massive Concrete and Gold tour with a Wrigley Field doubleheader that rocked 75,000+ of Chicago's FF faithful, Dave Grohl announces an unprecedented new project born of the most challenging performance of his storied career:

"PLAY" is a two part mini-documentary, directed by Grohl with help from his Sound City/Sonic Highways collaborator Mark Monroe, celebrating the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument. Part one opens with narrated behind the scenes footage featuring discussion of the love of playing music and the lifelong relationship with an instrument, and detailing the process and challenges of recording and filming this unique performance.

"PLAY" film then segues to the titular 23-minute, one-man-band instrumental recording on which Grohl plays all seven instruments on the track, all live. The entire song was played by Grohl, each time on a different instrument, live for 23 minutes. Beginning with the recording of the entire drum track purely from memory, with no sheet music or guide tracks, followed by guitar, then bass, then keyboards, and so on... Grohl tasked himself with a one-man-band recording session that

was forced to start from the very beginning of the 23-minute song any time the slightest mistake was made or if Grohl felt he could do a better take. Concrete and Gold engineer Darrell Thorp was on hand to capture the sounds.

Filmed in classic black and white by Brandon Trost (The Disaster Artist, This is The End), with lighting modulating to match the dramatic peaks and valleys of this epic instrumental, "PLAY" was then edited to feature seven Grohls recording together. The "PLAY" online interactive experience offers viewer/listener/participants the options of taking in the mini-doc and Grohl performance as is, focusing on one instrument, and/or downloading "PLAY" sheet music. The online version of "PLAY" also includes a list of organizations where time, money and instruments can be donated to the cause—and places where musicians young and old alike can have the opportunity to play live music.

The challenges Grohl created for himself in creating "PLAY" mirror those taken on by music students every day: The obstacles they face in their daily efforts to elevate and improve their abilities are no different than those faced by a world class stadium rocker—both are striving for the same goals. This shared quest gave "PLAY" its mission to inspire and promote music education: The film is intercut with young musicians from the Join The Band music school in the San Fernando Valley practicing their craft, working relentlessly to get it right, and always coming back to the conclusion that, in Grohl's words, "'just like any kid, the reward is just to PLAY."

Through partnerships with music and media organizations, schools and charities the world over, "PLAY" and its portrait of the joy of playing music should be a catalyst for discussion and action to benefit music education on a global level. Keep your eyes on play.roswellfilms.com for information on upcoming auctions with proceeds benefiting local music education organizations.

 ArcTanGent Festival Is Fastly Approaching.

ArcTanGent FestivalFridya 3rd August 2018
ArcTanGent Festival is nearly upon us. The 3 day festival, set on Fernhill Farm, runs from 16th-18th August 2018 with headliners And So I Watch You From Afar, Glassjaw & Shellac.  High res art can be found HERE

Playing alongside those legends are a whole host of incredible bands. Some you may know, some you may not, so have a look at the 'For Fans Of' chart to help you decide.  The team spend all year curating the best possible line up and we can guarantee you that your new favourite band is out there waiting to be discovered. Check out the ATG spotify too.

 The beloved Silent Disco will be back but with a few changes, James Scarlett explains-
"We've gone big this year on our late night silent disco and it will honestly need to be seen to be believed! And all you need is a pair of headphones to enjoy all the fun. On Thursday in the Yohkai Stage we'll have a never before seen silent live set from Gallops and I've heard they've got massive things planned. This will then be followed by a world first... Old Blue Last Silent Karaoke & DJs. This will be bonkers fun after a day of beard stroking so don't miss it. Then on the Friday and Saturday we'll have the brilliant Arc Stage silent disco battles as normal. And never fear, the Mars Volta channel will return on all three nights!"  

The site will be having one notable change - we've upgraded our main stage and it will now be housed in a beautiful big-top providing cover whatever the weather. Looking at the forecast, you'll be using it mostly for shade from the blazing sunshine this year! We also have some of the worlds very best independent food traders - from firm favourites Smokin Hot Tamales with their stunning burritos to new additions Paelleria & Squid Inc. For all you veggie vegans we have returnees Manjula Catering & brand new Seitans Grill. Both these guys will be bringing the veggie/ vegan delights (but most stalls include veggie/ vegan & gluten free options).  Smokey Tentacles are running a Shisha lounge and there will be mobile phone charging available on site at the ChargeShed.

Signature Brew will be onsite and brewing beer right in the field! Keep a check on their socials to see how you can get involved.

Full list of bands:

Glassjaw / Shellac / La Dispute / Arcane Roots / Alcest / Zeal & Ardor / Pelican (UK exclusive) / Black Peaks/  VENNART/ Delta Sleep / Telepathy / People Like Milk Products (Memory of Elephants & Chiyoda Ku Big Band) / Scalping / Wren / Jo Quail / VLMV / Vasquez / GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES! / And So I Watch You From Afar/ Pianos Become Teeth / Alpha Male Tea Party /Rolo Tomassi/ Jamie Lenman/ Foxing / Gallops/ Talons/ Bossk/ Svalbard / Gulfer / Body Hound/ GUG /Mouse on the Keys / Plini / Tides of Man / OHHMS / Poly-Math / Jean Jean / Pijn & Conjurer: Curse These Metal Hands / Conjurer / Blueneck / Boss Keloid / møl / Orchards / Halo Tora / Bad Sign / Natalie Evans / Death and the Penguin / Coldbones / Black Futures / Seven Colour Drive / Codices / Only Echoes Remain / Anathema / Leprous / Tides From Nebula / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Part Chimp / Strobes / Astralia / Hey Colossus / Space Blood / Trigger Thumb / La Jungle / Toska / The Guru Guru / Mugstar / The Big Massive Orchestra / Anathema / Leprous / Tides From Nebula / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Part Chimp / Strobes / Astralia / Hey Colossus / Space Blood / Trigger Thumb / La Jungle / Toska / The Guru Guru / Chiyoda Ku / The Big Massive Orchestra / Myrkur / Arcane Roots (electronic) / Cassels / God Mother / Ilenkus / Mr Marcaille / Bearfoot Beware / Modern Rituals / Soeur/ Blanket

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
CLICK HERE


ArcTanGent is proud to be part of the Association of Independent Festivals initiative where 61 festivals are pledging to be single use plastic free by 2021.

A little bit about ATG

LOCATION

ArcTanGent is hosted on Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin. Check the map link for entry HERE.  Only a short journey from Bristol city centre, Bristol Temple Meads Station and Bristol Airport. The entrance to the festival is on the B3134. 

GLAMPING INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION

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

 Justin Courtney Pierre Announces Debut Solo Album 'In The Drink'.

Justin Courtney PierreFriday 3rd August 2018
Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Courtney Pierre has announced the upcoming release of his debut solo record In The Drink. The record will be released via Epitaph Records on October 12.

Today via Billboard, Pierre shares the lead single and title track from In The Drink—an urgent and bouncy, guitar-fueled pop song built on Pierre’s classically quirky but heartfelt lyrics. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Shane Rock Nelson, the video for “In The Drink” follows Pierre as he fends off shadowy, cheeseburger zombie-like figures in the woods of his native Minnesota.

Check out “In The Drink” by Justin Courtney Pierre at Billboard: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8467950/justin-courtney-pierre-motion-city-soundtrack-in-the-drink

Produced by Motion City Soundtrack guitarist Joshua Cain, In The Drink finds Pierre at his most unfiltered, embracing everything from anthemic pop to moodier and more darkly charged material. Pierre plays all instruments on the album except for drums, which are performed by David Jarnstrom (Gratitude, BNLX).

This fall, Pierre will embark on a U.S. national tour in support of In The Drink. Kicking off on November 1 in Chicago, the tour wraps up on December 9 in Seattle. For on sale information, visit http://www.justincourtneypierre.com/.

JUSTIN COURTNEY PIERRE – IN THE DRINK – TRACK LISTING
1. Undone
2. Anchor
3. I Don't Know Why She Ran Away
4. Moonbeam
5. Ready Player One
6. I'm a Liar
7. Sooner
8. Shoulder the Weight
9. In The Drink
10. Goodnight Hiroyuki

In 1997 Pierre co-founded Motion City Soundtrack, the widely celebrated rock band whose last album Panic Stations hit the Billboard 200. Although Pierre had initially planned to focus on domestic life after the band went on hiatus in 2016, he soon felt compelled to revisit the hundreds of voice memos, lyrical scribblings, and melody ideas he’d compiled since age seven. “There is a part of me that just needs to make stuff, so with whatever free time I had I’d be writing and then I’d clean the house and then I’d write some more,” Pierre recalls.

Recorded sporadically over the course of seven months, In The Drink was self-funded and a true labor of love. “I wanted to make a record that sounded like the kind of albums I listened to as a teenager in the early ’90s, and I think we succeeded and failed in exactly the right ways,” says Pierre.

 Fozzy Release New Music Video.

FozzyFriday 3rd August 2018
With the band currently headlining shows and playing festivals such as Wacken Open Air (DE) and Bloodstock Open Air (UK) throughout Europe, FOZZY have just released the latest single and video for “Burn Me Out.”

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpVaaZyHR4k
The track was the fifth most added song at active rock radio on the first day of release in the US with the video (a live performance clip that shows the band rocking a jam-packed house party) garnering more than 30K views on its first day.

'Burn Me Out' marks the third focus track from FOZZY’s October 2017 album “Judas” - the band’s seventh studio album - released via Century Media Records.  The previous “Judas” releases 'Painless' and the album’s title track were both top 10 Active Rock hits.

“‘Burn Me Out’ is a sledgehammer riff and a million dollar chorus hook, that married the biggest jump groove since Kool And The Gang's ‘Jungle Boogie,’” Rich Ward (guitars, vocals) says of the track. “It quickly became one of the highlights of our live set and a fan favorite on our 2018 tour, so ‘Burn Me Out’ was the obvious choice as our next video and focus track. Adopting the theme, ‘There ain't no party like a FOZZY house party,’ we have captured the essence of ‘Burn Me Out’ and who we are as a band.”

Chris Jericho (vocals) adds, “4 out of 5 dentists have clarified that ‘Burn Me Out’ is THE song of the summer (and the one that didn’t likes Justin Bieber, so who cares what he thinks) and this video illustrates that! High energy, filled with multiple hooks and hot chicks…it’s the ultimate House Party and we aren’t talking about Kid N Play!”

FOZZY’s updated tour dates are as follows:
Europe:
31.07.18 (IT) Pinarella di Cervia - Rock Planet
01.08.18 (SI) Ljubljana - Kino Siska
03.08.18 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
04.08.18 (DE) Berlin - BiNuu
06.08.18 (DE) Bochum - Matrix
07.08.18 (DE) Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
09.08.18 (ES) Alicante - Leyendas del Rock Festival
11.08.18 (BE) Kortrjik - Alcatraz Festival
12.08.18 (UK) Walton on Trent, Derbyshire - Bloodstock Open Air

 Neck Deep Announce 'In Bloom' EP.

Neck DeepWednesday 1st August 2018
On their recent UK Top 5 album, The Peace and The Panic, Wrexham-based Neck Deep pushed themselves in every way possible. Most evident of this was standout single 'In Bloom' which currently has just under 10 Million views on YouTube. Today, the band is treating fans to a digital EP with a couple of re-imagined versions of the track. In Bloom: Versions is available today on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify .
Frontman Ben Barlow shares "The idea for In Bloom: Versions came very naturally, initially after our friend Tony Hancock – aka Saxl Rose – came and played sax for us in Baltimore earlier this year. It was a pure jam, but we loved it and subsequently he played for us at the NYC and LA shows of that tour because we were just really feeling the vibe it brought to the song. From there, we decided a recorded version needed to be heard by everyone. Whilst we've been working on this recording, our boy Tony has only gone and played live with Paramore and done dates on Warped! Honestly, Tony is the man. We've also been playing an acoustic rendition of it at in-store and fan events since before the album was even officially released, so it seemed obvious that we should capture the vibe of that on a proper recording as well. And thus, In Bloom: Versions was a thing."
Barlow continues, "We feel that In Bloom is in itself a very diverse song, and so could be taken in a number of different directions, and this mini single really showcases that. It is such an important song to us, and such an accessible, catchy, beautiful song that we felt it deserved to be heard in its various renditions, for people to fall in love and enjoy in a new way, all over again."

Neck Deep embark on the second instalment of their US headline tour in September and October, before Australian shows in December, European shows in January, with their next UK shows coming in arenas in February next year alongside Don Broco.

 Madball Announce UK Tour.

MadballWednesday 1st August 2018
New York's hardest are making their return to the UK & Ireland. Madball have confirmed that they will be smashing their way through 10 cities across the UK & Ireland in November/December 2018. The newly announced run of dates comes in support of the NYHC vet's 10th studio album 'For The Cause' which was released in June to widespread acclaim from both the media and the band's die hard following. Now in their 30th year, Madball are stone cold proof that Hardcore Lives so get your Doc Martens out and get ready to stomp!

For The Cause UK & Ireland Tour 2018

November

Friday 30th - Bristol - Fiddlers

December
Saturday 1st - Birmingham - The Mill (Supporting Napalm Death)
Sunday 2nd - Sheffield - Corporation
Monday 3rd - Dublin - The Voodoo Lounge
Tuesday 4th - Belfast - The Foundry
Wednesday 5th - Glasgow - Audio
Thursday 6th - Leeds - Temple Of Boom
Friday 7th - Cheltenham - Frog & Fiddle
Saturday 8th - Newcastle - Riverside
Sunday 9th - London - Underworld

 Trophy Eyes To Release New Album 'The American Dream' On Friday..

Trophy EyesWednesday 1st August 2018
Trophy Eyes have released 'Friday Forever', the third single from their upcoming album The American Dream, out August 3rd on Hopeless Records. 

The band have recently released two other singles from The American Dream – 'You Can Count On Me' and 'More Like You'.

The American Dream - the third album in the Trophy Eyes collection - is based on the idea that there's still utopia left on this planet – a place where one can start again and live a peaceful life, forsaking the trail of destruction that threatened to derail it all.

The album also serves as a coming of age fable, in which lead vocalist John Floreani takes an introspective look at who he is today. His story is brought to life in vivid colour with string arrangements produced by Chris Craker, who can list the soundtrack to Hans Zimmer's score of "Interstellar" and Hans Zimmer "The Classics" on his production resume.

"This record is about my life in present time and a reflection on who I was and how I got here," Floreani explains. "As much of the other Trophy Eyes works have been the hate, violence, addiction and heartbreak I fought so desperately to leave behind, this record is about shedding one's past, transitioning from boy to man, making a home and wanting nothing more in life than to sit and enjoy the silence."

The American Dream follows on from their critically acclaimed 2016 album Chemical Miracle, which debuted at #8 in Australia and was a significant launch pad for the band as they dominated Australia with back-to-back tours sold out months in advance in some of the biggest rooms in the country. Trophy Eyes also went on to conquer the globe with headline tours in North America and the UK, both slapping sold out signs on box offices around their respective territories.

Trophy Eyes now leads a new wave in rock music, blending their punk and hard-core roots with modern rock and pop sensibilities. Known for their brutally honest and emotional storytelling and lyricism combined with one of the most energetic live shows on the circuit, Trophy Eyes are set to takeover with the release of The American Dream on August 3.
Track Listing:
1. Autumn
2. Something Bigger Than This
3. Friday Forever
4. More Like You
5. Cotton Candy Sky
6. You Can Count On Me
7. Broken
8. Tip Toe
9. Lavender Bay
10. Miming In The Choir
11. A Symphony Of Crickets
12. I Can Feel It Calling

Trophy Eyes play the Reading and Leeds festivals this summer, before joining label mates Neck Deep as main support on their North American headline run.

 You Me at Six Announce More Dates For 10th Anniversary Tour.

You Me At SixWednesday 1st August 2018
Due to phenomenal demand, You Me At Six have today announced seven extra 'Take Off Your Colours' 10th anniversary dates, including another night at London's O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on pre sale at 9.00am on Wednesday, August 1st direct from https://youmeatsix.lnk.to/tourpresale, and general sale at 9.00am on Friday, August 3rd.

EXTRA 'TAKE OFF YOUR COLOURS' TOUR DATES
Nov 21st - Leeds, O2 Academy
Nov 26th - Newcastle, O2 Academy
Dec 3rd - London, O2 Academy Brixton
Dec 6th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Dec 7th - Sheffield, O2 Academy
Dec 8th - Norwich, UEA
Dec 9th - Nottingham, Rock City

*full tour dates listed below*


These special one-off events will see the acclaimed five piece play their seminal genre-classic 'Take Off Your Colours' in its entirety. Alongside the anniversary shows, the band will also be playing five UK headline shows, debuting new tracks from their forthcoming album 'VI', out October 5th on AWAL/Kobalt. Support for all shows comes from Marmozets & The Xcerts.

FULL UK TOUR DATES
Nov 21st
- Leeds, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Nov 22nd - Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)
Nov 23rd - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (SOLD OUT)
Nov 24th - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 26th - Newcastle, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Nov 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland (SOLD OUT)
Nov 28th - Glasgow, Barrowland (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Nov 30th - London, O2 Academy Brixton (SOLD OUT)
Dec 1st - Cardiff, University Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
Dec 2nd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC - SOLD OUT)
Dec 3rd - London, O2 Academy Brixton (TOYC)
Dec 6th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Dec 7th - Sheffield, O2 Academy (TOYC)
Dec 8th - Norwich, UEA (TOYC)
Dec 9th - Nottingham, Rock City (TOYC)

 Caliban Announce Tour With Lionheart.

CalibanTuesday 31st July 2018
CALIBAN are an unstoppable force: their latest album 'Elements' charted at #6 in the Official Top 100 Album Charts in their native Germany. After playing summer festivals and a number of selected club shows, it is finally time to announce their headlining tour.

The band comments: “We are very happy to announce that we will be on our first full European Tour for ‘Elements’ with support coming from our good friends Lionheart in December. This will be such a banger!”
CALIBAN with Lionheart + Special Guest
01.12.18 (GB) London - The Dome
02.12.18 (NL) Haarlem - Patronaat
04.12.18 (DE) Nürnberg - Krisch
05.12.18 (AT) Vienna - Arena
06.12.18 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
07.12.18 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
08.12.18 (IT) Pinarella Di Cervia - Rockplanet Club
09.12.18 (IT) Milan - Circolo Magnolia
10.12.18 (F) Lyon - CCO
11.12.18 (F) Paris - Le Trabendo
13.12.18 (DE) Berlin - C-Theater
14.12.18 (DE) Leipzig - Conne Island
15.12.18 (DE) Münster - Skaters Palace
16.12.18 (DE) Karlsruhe - Knock Down Festival
18.12.18 (CZ) Prague - Rock Carfe
19.12.18 (HUN) Budapest - A38
20.12.18 (AT) Salzburg - Rockhouse
21.12.18 (DE) Cologne - Live Music Hall
22.12.18 (DE) Hamburg - Markthalle
Presales are already available.
Before their European tour, CALIBAN will be touring Spain and Russia:

SEPTEMBER
13.09.18 (ES) Valladolid - Sala Porta Caeli
14.09.18 (ES) Madrid - Sala Live
16.09.18 (ES) Murcia - Sala Garaje Beat Club

OCTOBER
19.10.18 (RU) St. Petersburg - ZAL
20.10.18 (RU) Ekaterinburg - Svoboda Concert Hall
21.10.18 (RU) Perm - Michurin
24.10.18 (RU) Samara - Zvezda
26.10.18 (RU) Volgograd - Kristall
27.10.18 (RU) Rostov-On-Don - Arena Don
28.10.18 (RU) Krasnodar - Arena Hall
30.10.18 (RU) Voronezh - Station Mir
31.10.18 (RU) Tula - M2

NOVEMBER
01.11.18 (RU) Ryazan - Svoboda
02.11.18 (RU) Kaluga - Garage Bar
03.11.18 (RU) Jaroslavl  - Jao Da
04.11.18 (RU) Nizhniy Novgorod - Milo Concert Hall
05.11.18 (RU) Moscow - RED
You can also catch the band live on one of the following summer festivals:
03.-05.08.18 (RU) Krasnodar - Taman Festival
10.08.18 (DE) Oberhausen - Olgas Rock
18.08.18 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival


 New Years Day Release New Single 'Disgust Me'.

HalestormTuesday 31st July 2018
Hard rock band New Years Day have released an ominous music video for their single "Disgust Me". In the dark coming-of-age visual narrative, an all-red haired Ash Costello is summoned to an abandoned house where she meets her alter ego, a gothic goddess who conjures the collide of both worlds. Watch "Disgust Me" here.

"'Disgust Me' is about seeing the side of someone that they tend to hide. Whether it be because they have deemed it undesirable or unattractive for whatever reason or out of fear of being judged as less than because of the dark sides they possess. 'Disgust Me' is asking the listener to not be afraid to show these parts because it just may bring you relief instead of sorrow," comments Costello. "I am asked a lot why I decided to dye my hair half red and half black, so I saw the 'Disgust Me' music video as an opportunity to give that a story of its own. The all-black-haired girl calling upon the dark spirits to show themselves, and the all-red-haired girl who's been lost alone in the wilderness, coming together to make one whole person. To me it felt symbolic, like the two sides of me can both shine, the light and the dark."

"Disgust Me" is the first song on New Years Day's most-recent EP, Diary of a Creep, released in January 2018 and is accompanied by five cover songs. The six-song EP follows the tradition of landmark releases like Garage Days by Metallica by paying tribute to the artists who shaped the band. New Years Day offers renditions of Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains," New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and more. The Orange County-based band performed "Only Happy When It Rains" alongside current tour mate Lzzy Hale at the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards.

The release of the "Disgust Me" music video coincides with the start of the second leg of New Years Day's tour with Halestorm and In This Moment today. The all-female-fronted U.S. tour kicked off in May and will hit 35 additional cities through the end of the year. Visit NYDrock.com for tickets. New Years Day has previously toured with Escape the Fate, Hellyeah and Attila in addition to headlining multiple North American tours, including the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. A list of upcoming performances is below:

NEW YEARS DAY - 2018 SHOW DATES
Jul 27 - Kansas City, Mo @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Jul 29 - Toledo, OH @ Centennial Terrace
Jul 31 - Baltimore, MD @ UMBC Event Center
Aug 1 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club **
Aug 2 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 3 - Albany, NY @ The Albany Capital Center at Times Union
Aug 4 - Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
Aug 6 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Aug 7 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Aug 9 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
Aug 10 - Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Clove
Aug 11 - Sturgis, SD @ Iron Horse Saloon
Aug 13 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium *
Aug 14 - Missoula, MT @ Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater
Aug 16 - Spokane, WA @ Star Theater at Spokane Arena
Aug 17 - Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
Aug 18 - Eugene, OR @ The Cuthbert Amphitheater
Aug 20 - Central Point, OR @ Bi-Mart Amphitheater
Aug 21 - Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
Aug 23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Aug 24 - Valley Center, CA @ Harrah's Resort SoCal Events Center
Nov 16 - Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
Nov 17 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Nov 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Events Plaza
Nov 21 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
Nov 23 - Syracuse, NY @ Convention Center
Nov 24 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Cleve Masonic Auditorium
Dec 1 - Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
Dec 2 - Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
Dec 4 - Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
Dec 5 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Dec 7 - Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe Casino
Dec 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Dec 11 - San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
Dec 12 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
Dec 14 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
Dec 16 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater

All dates with Halestorm and In This Moment except:
* with In This Moment only
** New Years Day only

 Anti-Flag Announce Acoustic Album.

Anti-FlagTuesday 31st July 2018
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have just announced a new acoustic album American Reckoning, set to be released on Spinefarm Records on September 28th. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them. Pre-orders for the album are available now via Spinefarm Records.

Anti-Flag have released a new music video for the acoustic version of "The Debate Is Over (If You Want It), check it out here: https://youtu.be/uePgPaVfaao
The video was filmed in the band's hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and directed by Josh Massie and Anti-Flag. Anti-Flag began a full US tour with Rise Against and AFI on July 28th.

American Reckoning, the new acoustic album from Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag, strips down some of the band’s latest hits to get to the heart of the message. The album features acoustic versions of songs off of their last two albums, American Spring (2015) and American Fall (2017), as well as covers of some of the classics that inspired them. By arranging these songs together, American Reckoning functions as an account of one of the country’s most tumultuous political times told by some of music’s sharpest political minds.

The American series, all released on Spinefarm Records, showcases why Anti-Flag is recognized as a staple in punk rock. Known for their left-wing politics, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments, Anti-Flag have proven themselves as both dedicated activists and accomplished musicians since forming in 1993. Decades of strong political ideals and rousing punk rock songs have allowed the band to assemble a devoted fan base of likeminded individuals all across the world. A quote from the band on their new album can be found below.

"When you’re a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted. We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning...

This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a seconds time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that’s where the covers come in. They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process.

We can not be knee jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie, we created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics, American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them." - Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag have recently announced a UK/Euro tour this fall with Silverstein, Cancer Bats, and Worriers, as well as two ANTIfest indoor festival shows. ANTIfest is the band's own festival they have hosted in various locations in Europe, UK, and the U.S. since 2012. Lineups and other information for the fest can be found below, along with a full list of tour dates.

American Reckoning was recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, and mixed and mastered by long time Anti-Flag engineer Justin Francis. The album's artwork was designed by Doug Dean, who also did the artwork for both American Spring and American Fall.
American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
5. Racists
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)

 Hollywood Undead Release New Single.

Hollywood UndeadTuesday 31st July 2018
Just last month, Hollywood Undead released their hotly-anticipated new track, “Gotta Let Go” which has already racked up over three million global streams, with the accompanying music video clocking over one million views. Today, the band is proud to release their follow up single, “Another Level”, a fiery, EDM-infused song, saturated with heavy beats and explosive rhythms. Listen HERE, and click HERE to download and purchase the new offering.

“‘Another Level’ is self-explanatory,” says Johnny 3 Tears (vocals, bass). “It’s about taking it as far as you think you can possibly go, and then taking it ten steps further.”

The band will close out this summer with festival performances at Impact Music, Heavy Montréal, and Reading & Leeds. A complete itinerary is included below, with tickets available to purchase HERE.

Hollywood Undead is set to release more music this year, with brand new singles on the way. Stay tuned!

Hollywood Undead Tour Dates:
7/28 – Bangor, ME @ Impact Music Festival
7/29 – Montréal, QC @ Heavy Montréal
8/24 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/26 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival

 Clutch Release New Single 'Hot Bottom Feeder'.

ClutchTuesday 31st July 2018
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are now offering a variety of exclusive “Book of Bad Decisions” pre-order bundles such as the “Limited Edition Collectors Bundle” which includes rare picture disc vinyl, flask, flag, shirt, long sleeve, hatchet with autographed box, and more! Bundles will be delivered on or before the album release date of September 7th.

All “Book of Bad Decisions” pre-order bundles, music and merch options are available now exclusively at www.clutchmerch.com.
CLUTCH are also releasing third single, "Hot Bottom Feeder", from their upcoming album Book of Bad Decisions as an instant gratification track:

iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/book-of-bad-decisions/1376829212&app=itunes) 
Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CNYD1R7)
Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/album/7fJuTpSrV3TYbSExbo3emk)
Clutch’s song “Hot Bottom Feeder” is, in essence, a recipe for Maryland crab cakes set to Clutch’s inimitable style.

Watch the video here to get a full understanding of the song.

Each of the single releases from Book of Bad Decisions is accompanied by a Spotify playlist put together by one of the band members. In this instance, it's the turn of bassist Dan Maines who suggests you “check out our latest release Hot Bottom Feeder and beat the heat with these stone cold classics!” Look out for that arriving on Spotify later next week.

UK DATES ON SALE NOW:
Tue 18th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Wed 19th Dec - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 20th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Fri 21st Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 22nd Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy

 Napalm Death Added To Damination Festival.

Napalm DeathTuesday 31st July 2018
UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH have now started their massive North American tour alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax and Testament. Next to the previously announced main dates, NAPALM DEATH have recently also added a string of additional shows supporting Lamb of God as well as headline dates in Europe.
Bassist Shane Embury had checked in with the following comment about the Slayer tour: "NAPALM DEATH are very excited to be part of the second leg of Slayer's farewell tour! Having been a fan since back in the day, I never would have thought when I bought the import copy of "Show No Mercy" that playing grindcore would catapult us into this universe. We'll see you in July!” 
Following the North American tour, NAPALM DEATH will be heading to South- and Latin America with Cannibal Corpse for an entire month worth of dates and the group have now also announced another European string of shows in November as well as an appearance at Damnation Festival.

See an updated overview below (Changes and additions are marked *)
NAPALM DEATH – North American Tour:
26.07.2018 Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
27.07.2018 Bangor, ME - Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
28.07.2018 Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL Festival
29.07.2018 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
30.07.2018 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore USA + Lamb of God *
31.07.2018 Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
01.08.2018 Albany, NY - Times Union Center + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
03.08.2018 Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
04.08.2018 Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
05.08.2018 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom / Headline Show *
06.08.2018 London, ON - Budweiser Gardens + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
07.08.2018 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
08.08.2018 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Room + Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament *
09.08.2018 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
10.08.2018 Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
12.08.2018 Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
13.08.2018 Rogers, AR - Wal-Mart Amphitheater + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
14.08.2018 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey + Anthrax & Testament *
15.08.2018 San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
16.08.2018 Oklahoma City, OK - The Zoo Amphitheatre + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
17.08.2018 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground + Lamb of God *
18.08.2018 Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
19 08.2018 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
21.08.2018 Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
22.08.2018 Spokane, WA  - Knitting Factory Concert House + Lamb of God *
23.08.2018 Ridgefield, OR - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
24.08.2018 Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
25.08.2018 Arcata, CA - Ramparts Skate Park / Headline Show *
26.08.2018 San Jose, CA - SAP Center + Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax & Testament
27.08.2018 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick / Headline Show *
28.08.2018 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom / Headline Show *

Cannibal Corpse & NAPALM DEATH – Latin America Tour:
09.09.2018 Limeira (Brazil) - Studio Mirage *
11.09.2018 Asuncion (Paraguay) - Sala García Lorca
13.09.2018 Montevideo (Uruguay) - Sala Del Museo
14.09.2018 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Circo Voador
15.09.2018 Sao Paulo (Brazil) - Carioca Club
16.09.2018 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) - Music Hall BH
18.09.2018 Porto Alegre (Brazil) - Opiniao
19.09.2018 Curitiba (Brazil) - Hermes Bar
21.09.2018 Manaus (Brazil) - Teatro Manauara
22.09.2018 Fortaleza (Brazil) - Espaco Jangada
23.09.2018 Recife (Brazil) - Baile Perfumado
25.09.2018 Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Teatro Vorterix
26.09.2018 Santiago (Chile) - Teatro Caupolican
27.09.2018 Lima (Peru) - Centro de Convenciones Festiva
29.09.2018 Bogota (Colombia) - Auditorio Mayor CUN
30.09.2018 San Jose (Costa Rica) - Club Peppers
02.10.2018 Guatemala City (Guatemala) - Palacio De La Industria *
03.10.2018 San Salvador (El Salvador) - CIFCO
04.10.2018 Mexico City (Mexico) - Pabellón Cuervo
05.10.2018 Queretero (Mexico) - Auditorio Arteaga
06.10.2018 Monterrey (Mexico) - México Metal Fest
07.10.2018 Guadalajara (Mexico) - C3 Stage
NAPALM DEATH – Live 2018:
03.11.2018 Leeds (UK) - Damnation Fest *
16.11.2018 Rotterdam (The Netherlands) - De Baroeg *
17.11.2018 Göttingen (Germany) - Full Metal Mensa *
18.11.2018 Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island *
20.11.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Kulttempel *
21.11.2018 Metz (France) - Les Trinitaires *
22.11.2018 St. Maurice en Valais (France) - Le Manoir Pub *
24.11.2018 St. Germain en Laye (France) - La Clef *
25.11.2018 Rennes (France) - Antipode *
26.11.2018 Niort (France) - Le Camji *
01.12.2018 Birmingham (UK) - The Mill *
NAPALM DEATH – Live 2019:
19.05.2019 Reykjavík (Iceland) - Deathfest *
And even more dates still to follow...

 The Amity Affliction Release New Single 'Feels Like Im Dying'.

The Amity AfflictionTuesday 31st July 2018
Roadrunner Records band The Amity Affliction have shared a second new song off their widely anticipated new album, MISERY. “Feels Like I’m Dying,” which made its world premiere on Sirius XM’s Octane, is available at all DSPs and is accompanied by an official music video that is streaming now at www.theamityaffliction.net. Written and co-directed by the band’s own Joel Birch, the video for “Feels Like I’m Dying” follows the official video for MISERY’s lead single “Ivy (Doomsday),” and marks the second chapter of a three-part short film chronicling a dark tale of three friends and their quest for vengeance.

MISERY is set to arrive worldwide on Friday, August 24th and is available for pre-order now with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of “Ivy (Doomsday)” and “Feels Like I’m Dying.”   For additional information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net.

The Amity Affliction are currently on tour in the U.S. on the milestone final Vans Warped Tour 2018 which is set to continue through early August. From there, The Amity Affliction will head to Europe for a headline tour slated for stops in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Norway, and Belgium. The UK dates, with support from The Plot In You, Dream State, and Endless Heights, are as follows:     
2.10.18 Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2 (tickets: http://smarturl.it/AmityBirmingham)   
03.10.18 Leeds @ Church (http://smarturl.it/AmityLeeds)   
04.10.18 London @ The Electric Ballroom (http://smarturl.it/AmityLondon)   
05.10.18 Glasgow @ Queen Margaret Union (http://smarturl.it/AmityGlasgow)  
06.10.18 Hull @ Welly:One (http://smarturl.it/AmityHull)   
07.10.18 Manchester @ Academy 2 (http://smarturl.it/AmityManchester)   
08.10.18 Bristol @ SWX (http://smarturl.it/AmityBristol)  
For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

Recorded earlier this year in Baltimore, MD with producer Matt Squire (Panic! At The Disco, Ariana Grande, Underoath), MISERY is the long-awaited follow-up to The Amity Affliction’s acclaimed fifth studio album,THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. That LP landed at #1 in the UK rock chart upon its 2016 arrival (#51 in the main chart, a career high), entered at #26 on the U.S. SoundScan/Billboard 200, while clinching #1 again in their native Australia – The Amity Affliction’s third consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart.

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK – which includes the singles/videos, “This Could Be Heartbreak,” “I Bring The Weather With Me,” “All F*cked Up,” and “Fight My Regret” – earned acclaim and press attention along with its popular success, including the front cover of both Kerrang! and Rolling Stone Australia. Kerrang! awarded the album four Ks, hailing it as the band’s “personal-best” while noting, “This is heartbreak, and The Amity Affliction have rendered it more magnificently than ever.” “(The Amity Affliction’s) ear for an unstoppable melody demands respect,” declared Metal Hammer, while Blunt noted, “(THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK) strikes from a darker angle…its melancholy burns fervent.” “Synth-soaked tracks and lyrical masterpieces dominate the album,” raved Vulture Magazine, “showing the Amity boys have an ability to provide a definitive yet ever-evolving sound, tying in new fans while still catering to the old.” “(THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK) glistens with vivid memories and brutal honesty that is unapologetic,” wrote Outburn, while Alternative Press summed it best: “The Amity Affliction are at their strongest.”

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK followedThe Amity Affliction’s ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an international breakthrough for the group. LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction’s second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012’s gold certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction’s history up through their epic “Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour,” which saw the band performing in front of sold-out crowds around the globe, including shows at New York City’s Irving Plaza and London’s KOKO. Furthermore, the single, “Shine On” came in at #25 on Triple J’s “Hottest 100” of 2016. For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has confronted the very darkest edges of man’s existence through their music and with SEVERED TIES, 2008’s full-length debut, and 2010’s ARIA gold-certified follow-up, YOUNGBLOODS, The Amity Affliction instantly established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.

 Shvpes Release New Single 'Calloused Hands'.

ShvpesTuesday 31st July 2018
Shvpes (pronounced 'Shapes') have released a brand-new single 'Calloused Hands' from their forthcoming album, Greater Than. Watch the video for 'Calloused Hands' here: http://vevo.ly/Fmp1rb
"This is the first song we wrote together after coming back from our first European tour," says Shvpes vocalist, Griffin Dickinson. "We'd been out for 6 weeks, experiencing something we'd always dreamed of... As soon as we got back, as with most tours, reality hits and you're sucked back into the 'real world' that pressures you to go and get a 'real job' I.e. doing something you probably don't care about, for some narcissistic company that equally doesn't care about you. This song was all about reminding myself why I don't want to be a part of that. With lyrics like "capitalise; cannibalise" & "paralysed by your next fix" it's exploring the futility of the paper chase."
Shvpes will release their second studio album, Greater Than, on November 9th via Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records. Pre-orders, including exclusive bundles, are now live here: https://shvpes.lnk.to/greaterthan
Direct link to the Shvpes vinyl, cd and t-shirt options here: https://store.universalmusic.com/spinefarm/shvpes/

Having initially planned to run with three 'mixtapes' leading into the full record next year, the band have decided to bring the album forward, following an incredible fan response to first single "Undertones", issuing it as a single body of work, to support an exciting autumn/winter touring schedule.
Written in Snowdonia, Wales, and recorded at Treehouse Studios in Chesterfield with world renowned producer and Engineer, Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, While She Sleeps), Greater Than is truly genre-defying; combing hip-hop and metal, plus alternative rock and urban elements, this is heavy music for the adventurous and open-minded.

Says Shvpes vocalist, Griffin, "What we've created feels bold, and I'm not worried about people getting pissed off – they can take it or leave it. A lot of people are going to absolutely love it."

Matt Heafy of Trivium – one of Shvpes' biggest inspirations – collaborates on the song, "Rain"; but despite this being the most metal track on the album, Matt's vocals, unpredictably, feature on the rap section...

"That just seemed like the perfect part," says Griffin, "because we didn't want to give him a screamy-shouty verse, we wanted to do something a bit different. We put about 10 takes of him on there, so we've got this vocal gang monster!"
Since releasing their highly-praised 2016 debut Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair. Shvpes have been riding the wave of acclaim that rapidly attached itself to their name, touring Europe with some of the biggest bands in hard rock (Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Blessthefall) and appearing at festivals the world over. But in 2018, with Greater Than the band have truly arrived...
Greater Than track-listing: -

  1. Calloused Hands
    2. Undertones
    3. Afterlife
    4. Someone Else
    5. Two Wrongs, No Rights
    6. Rain (feat Matthew Kiichi Heafy) 
    7. War
    8. Renegades
    9. Hey Brother 
    10. I'm Stuck
    11. Note to Cell
    12. Counterfeit


Meanwhile, Shvpes have been announced to appear as special guests on the UK leg of Hawthorne's Heights' UK tour. Full list of dates below.

October 
10 – Belfast, Foundry
11 – Dublin, The Grand Social
12 – Liverpool, Jacana Phase One
13 – Plymouth, Turbulence Festival
15 – Bristol, Exchange
16 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
17 – Leeds, The Key Club
18 – Glasgow, Audio
19 – Sheffield, Corporation
20 – Newcastle, Head of Steam
21 – Manchester, Rebellion
22 – Birmingham, The Flapper
23 – Norwich, The Waterfront
24 – Nottingham, Rock City

Tickets are available now.
 Elvis Costello And The Imposters Announce New Album 'Look Now'.

Elvis CostelloWTuesday 31st July 2018
Elvis Costello and The Imposters – Steve Nieve (keyboards), Davey Faragher (bass), Pete Thomas (drums) – have made a sensational new album that ranks alongside the best work this singularly great artist has ever produced.

Recorded in Hollywood, New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, 'Look Now' is beautiful in its simplicity, reflective in its lyrical vision, surrounded by melodies and orchestrations that are nothing short of heavenly. It's the first album Costello has made with The Imposters since the 2008 release of 'Momofuku' and his first new album since the acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, 'Wise Up Ghost'.

Anyone anywhere in the world who has seen Elvis Costello and The Imposters live can testify to their unmitigated swagger. Costello's suspicion that it was time to return to the studio was confirmed while on the 'Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers' tour of the USA, last summer and he realized the power and sheer musicality of The Imposters had never really been fully captured on one record.

"I knew if we could make an album with the scope of 'Imperial Bedroom' and some of the beauty and emotion of 'Painted From Memory', we would really have something", said Costello.

'Look Now' is an outstanding 12-strong addition to his song catalogue. Most of the titles were written solely by Elvis Costello although, 'Don't Look Now' and 'Photographs Can Lie' were co-written with Burt Bacharach, who makes a guest appearance, leading The Imposters from the piano for those two ballads.

Another song to which Bacharach contributed, 'He's Given Me Things' features some of the best singing Elvis has ever recorded, while 'Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter' was written with Carole King and closes with a serpentine horn line winding around Steve Nieve's atmospheric keyboard parts.

The album was co-produced by Elvis and Sebastian Krys - the Latin Grammy Producer of the Year for 2007 and 2015, whose love and understanding of music spans both hemispheres.

Sebastian had worked extensively with Pete and Davey in the Los Angeles studios, so it's no surprise that this dynamic rhythm section was incredibly well-prepared for the recording sessions. "When Pete and Davey are in this kind of rare form, it's wise to get on the back-beat with your Telecaster and stay out of their way", said Costello.

Speaking of his own role as co-producer, Costello said, "I had all of the orchestrations and vocal parts in my head or on the page before we played a note, so it was essential that I worked closely with Steve Nieve to maintain the light and space in the arrangements and allow him to shine."

Costello completed the picture by adding both guitar and his own vibraphone or celesta parts to his orchestrations but remarked, "Sebastian was there to make sure only the essential notes got onto the record, whether it was a fuzz-tone guitar or jazz bassoon."

"In the final mixing, Sebastian did a beautiful job of keeping everything present but always lead by emotion or narrative, although when balancing the band, my voice and the quartet of woodwinds and horns that I'd written for 'Stripping Paper', I told him to "Just trust the blur."

From today, fans who pre-order the 12-track standard or the 16-song deluxe album from digital retailers will instantly receive a download of two of the album's standout tracks 'Under Lime' and 'Unwanted Number'.

Asked for a further comment on the "Instant Gratification" phenomenon, Costello said, "That's just the latest record business gimmick-speak for something you can get right away. I have to be straight with you; that sounds like a personal service that you might be offered in a dubious massage parlour."

"I'd prefer to say that "The Elvis Costello Record Shop" is open for business again and when you pre-order the album, 'Look Now' you can get a couple of songs, RIGHT NOW"

Look out for more of these RIGHT NOW songs from 'Look Now' dropping in the weeks prior to the album's release.


'LOOK NOW' Full Track-listing:

1. Under Lime
2. Don't Look Now
3. Burnt Sugar Is So Bitter
4. Stripping Paper
5. Unwanted Number
6. I Let The Sun Go Down
7. Mr. & Mrs. Hush
8. Photographs Can Lie
9. Dishonor The Stars
10. Suspect My Tears
11. Why Won't Heaven Help Me?
12. He's Given Me Things
 
Deluxe Special Edition Tracks:
13. Isabelle In Tears
14. Adieu Paris (L'Envie Des Étoiles)
15. The Final Mrs. Curtain
16. You Shouldn't Look At Me That Way


 Crossfaith Unleash New Single.

CrossfaithTuesday 31st July 2018
Osaka's Crossfaith have today released the video for 'Catastrophe', the latest track from their new album, EX_MACHINA, set for release on August 3 via UNFD.

Speaking of the track, singer Kenta Koie says, "Catastrophe is another new song from our new album Ex Machina, which we are very excited about releasing! To inspire me to write this song I watched DEVILMAN crybaby, which is a famous Japanese sci-fi action anime, and it helped me write the lyrics. We always want our fans to experience something they've never had before through our music and shows, so we are looking forward to seeing everyone on our UK & Europe tour later this year!"
EX_MACHINA is the Japanese band's fifth album and the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed XENO. The album features an impressive cameo from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds as well industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9.

EX _MACHINA is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones
 
Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie explains: "After we released last album XENO, we were thinking about what the next theme for us is. Then we decided to put theme "Awake the individuality". Because we've always trying to make new things and that's the big part of band's attitudes.
Technology has been advancing from when I was kid, and it definitely helps the world but at the same time I feel like technology take out important process to think about individuality in exchange for convenience.
This album is a grave warning for our future, I hope you guys listen to this and think about what the meaning of this album is for you and feel how you feel through this album and start something for your future."


 Slash Releases New Single 'Driving Rain'.

SlashTuesday 31st July 2018
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM on 21st September 2018 via SLASH's own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with RoadrunnerRecords The group unleashed "Driving Rain"- the first single off LIVING THE DREAM—today. Listen to "Driving Rain" HERE and watch the trailer HERE and purchase the new song digitally HERE.

SLASH describes the creation of "Driving Rain" "This is a riff I specifically remember playing with the guys for the first time at a venue in New Hampshire on the World on Firetour," explains SLASH. "It's a cool guitar part we ran through, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind while on the road. We put it all together this year and Myles came up with a great melody for it." MYLES KENNEDY adds, "The riff is very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith. It's got a certain funk to it that's compelling. Lyrically, it's a story about somebody who works on the road--it could be a musician, and it could be a traveling salesman. What makes it interesting is this guy has an addict girlfriend or spouse who continues to relapse, and she ends up getting him to come home. She's miserable and falls back into bad old habits, and that compels him to head back to her to save the day."

LIVING THE DREAMis SLASH's fourth solo album, and third with SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). Today, Wednesday, 25thJuly the band has launched a physical pre-order for LIVING THE DREAM including CD, Heavyweight vinyl and a limited edition Deluxe Premium Set consisting of  2LP Yellow Vinyl within a Premium "Living The Dream" Vinyl-size 20 page Hardback Book, an exclusive one-sided 7" single of "Driving Rain" featuring an etching on the B-side with a special set of SLASH plectrumsStandard Physical CD album and  poster. All formats are available to order along with a limited-edition T-shirt and Hoodie. To view a variety of the LIVING THE DREAM CD/merchandise bundles available now: http://www.slashonline.com.

The band has also unveiled the album cover art and tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM. The artwork was created by renowned visual artist Ron English. View the cover art and tracklisting below.

Following is the tracklisting for LIVING THE DREAM:
 
1. The Call of the Wild
2. Serve You Right
3. My Antidote
4. Mind Your Manners
5. Lost Inside the Girl
6. Read Between the Lines
7. Slow Grind
8. The One You Loved Is Gone
9. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard of Broken Hearts


 Jon Spencer Releases The Hits Solo Album.

Jon SpencerWednesday 25th July 2018
JON SPENCER, THE BLUES EXPLOSION MAN who put the BELLBOTTOMS on BABY DRIVER! The Top Cat who spread the Secret Sauce in BOSS HOG! The Rockabilly Right-Hook from Heavyweight Outlaws HEAVY TRASH! The Swank-Fucking Master of PUSSY GALORE! 

Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend returns from the wilderness with twelve red-hot hits, each more powerful than the last! 

This is Garage Punk for Now People! A wizard's brew of rhythm & blues and subversive dance grooves, weaponized with sci-fi skronk and industrial attitude, calibrated for the Revolution, a ball-peen hammer of sound guaranteed to destroy any post-modern hangover! 

Pulsing with energy, clanging with excitement, and dripping with radioactive soul and raw emotion, Jon Spencer opens up his heart like never before, exploring man's modern condition with caustic guitars and outerworld crooning, asking and answering the musical question, "Is it possible to torch the cut-throat world of fake news and pre-fab, plastic-coated teen ennui with the cold hard facts of rock'n'roll?" 

THE ANSWER IS YES! SPENCER SINGS THE HITS! 

This is the truth serum the World has been craving, the beginning of a rock'n'roll special counsel that takes no prisoners and puts the squares on ice.

For the recording, Jon travelled to the wilds of Benton Harbor, MI, to work with Bill Skibbe at the fabled Key Club Recording Company (where he had previously recorded the 2012 Blues Explosion album 'Meat and Bone') and enlisted the help and talents of friends Sam Coomes (Quasi, Heatmeiser) and M. Sord (M. Sord) to help track the songs.

"Sam is someone with whom I have crossed paths many times over the years, explains Spencer. "I have always been a fan of his wild keyboard style and twisted tunesmith-ery. (In fact we kicked around the idea of a collaboration way back in the early aughts.) I got to know Sord from previous visits to and projects done at the Key Club (Andre Williams, JSBX, & Boss Hog), he was the handyman and assistant engineer that turned out to be a great drummer."
They set to work in the fall of 2017 where the songs were roughed out and brought to life on the studio floor, before the session was cut short due to the sudden death of Jon's father-in-law.

"I had to rush back East to be with family, he explains. "But we accomplished enough - got basics down for all songs. I went back to Michigan (solo) in January to overdub and mix. In general, throughout the project, I tried not to overthink anything and instead just kept pushing forward, trusting in my instincts. I figured that I had already spent months and years thinking about this record and these songs"

'Spencer Sings The Hits!' comes strutting and swaggering out of your speakers, opening track 'Do The Trash Can', revving into life with a stripped-down floor tom-snare groove, before Spencer detonates the song into life with a howl of distortion and noise. It's perfect Jon Spencer rock n' roll in every way and with a sly nod to the past, features the clanking metal percussion associated with former band Pussy Galore (* former Pussy Galore cohort Bob Bert will be banging metal on live dates!)
 
"Nothing like digging the gas tank from an old Chevy out of a Michigan junkyard snow bank in January," laughs Spencer. "The junkyard owner kept asking me if the metal was for a school project, but as a bluegrass player he could understand the possible use for a recording session."
 
Eleven prime slices of righteous rock n'roll follow. Smouldering and smoking and exploding out of the valves. Jon Spencer IS rock n'roll.
 
'Spencer Sings the Hits!' is released November 2nd on In The Red Records and is available to pre-order from:
 
https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/music/jon-spencer-spencer-sings-the-hits
 
TRACKLIST:
01 "Do The Trash Can"
02 "Fake"
03 "Overload"
04 "Time 2 Be Bad"
05 "Ghost"
06 "Beetle Boots"
07 "Hornet
08 "Wilderness"
09 "Love Handle"
10 "I Got the Hits"
11 "Alien Humidity"
12 "Cape"
 
Catch Jon Spencer live at the following dates, supporting the Melvins in the UK. Tickets go on sale Friday July 27th at 10am.
 
Tickets available from: http://www.axs.com/uk/series/6905/melvins-tickets?skin=goldenvoiceuk
 
October
23          Birmingham       02 Academy 2 (TICKETS)
24          Norwich             Waterfront  (TICKETS)
25          Cardiff                Y Plas (TICKETS)
26          Leeds                 Stylus (TICKETS)
28          Manchester        Academy 2 (TICKETS)
29          Brighton             Concorde 2 (TICKETS)
30          London               Koko (TICKETS)


 The Xcerts Announce And Tour Dates.

The XcertsWednesday 25th July 2018
Following a triumphant main stage appearance at 2000trees and ahead of a UK Tour with The Goo Goo Dolls, The XCERTS release an acoustic version of single 'Daydream' on 24th July. The track comes from a brand new EP entitled 'Late One Night' out via Raygun Records on October 5th. The EP will be released as a limited edition signed and numbered 12" Vinyl and will feature 5 brand new versions of songs from the bands recent, magnificent 'Hold On To Your Heart' album with an etched Hold On To Your Heart Rose Design on the flip side.

The XCERTS Murray Macleod says of the new EP, "The idea to record quieter versions of songs from 'Hold On To Your Heart' came on our in-store run promoting the record. We really got a kick out of playing these stripped back versions and thought we should get them on tape. We recorded the entire EP in one night which lent a nice organic feel to it and hopefully makes for a nice contrast to the album. We have a tendency to over analyse so it was cool just to hangout and keep the session as loose as possible. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it." 

Side A
1. Daydream
2. Feels Like Falling in Love 
3. Cry
4. Hold On To Your Heart
5. The Dark

Side B
Hold On To Your Heart Etched Rose

Recorded at Brighton Electric / Produced and Mixed by Mike Lord
Ryan Burnett from Vangaurds plays additional guitar. 
Filmed by Thomas Brooker

Live wise, following on from their triumphant main stage slot at 2000trees Festival (Sat 14th July), The XCERTS will be touring UK with The Goo Goo Dolls through July, be at this years Reading and Leeds Festival (2nd time in a row following last years main stage opening slot) and then rounding out the year touring with You Me At Six (and Marmozets). They are ALSO going to be playing a very special and intimate show at St Pancras Church on the 4th October - All tickets from www.thexcertsband.com 
ALL current announced dates are below:

UK Tour Supporting Goo Goo Dolls:
24 July – O2 Academy Bristol
25 July – O2 Ritz Manchester
26 July – Brixton Academy London
 
OTHER announced shows:
August 4th - Bestival, House Of Vans Stage 
August 24th - 26th - Reading and Leeds Festival

One off headline show:
October 4th - St Pancras Church, London

UK Tour Supporting You Me At Six:
22nd November – O2 Academy Birmingham
23rd November – Victoria Warehouse Manchester
24th November – Victoria Warehouse Manchester
27th November – Barrowland Glasgow
28th November – Barrowland Glasgow
30th November – Brixton Academy London
1st December – Great Hall Cardiff
2nd December – Brixton Academy London

 Petrol Girls Announce Massive Tour.

Petrol GirlsWednesday 25th July 2018
Petrol Girls have announced an extensive run of shows across Europe, kicking off in September, which will follow up the band's forthcoming performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals. The 17 date tour includes an appearance at Loud Women Fest in London on 15th Sept and a headline show at Mother's Ruin in Bristol on 14th Sept. The feminist post-hardcore troupe will also be releasing a new EP on 14th September, titled 'The Future Is Dark'. The three track release will come out via Hassle Records and features the previously released 'Survivor', which is an affecting composition that stands in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. Full tour dates and EP track listing below.

The EP title came from reading 'Woolf's Darkness' by Rebecca Solnit. She writes about accepting uncertainty and not fearing the dark or the unknown because actually we don't know what will happen next. She describes despair and optimism both as forms of certainty that create grounds for not acting, whereas hope pushes us to act and make change in whatever ways we can. Vocalist Ren Aldridge elaborates "We wrote the EP right in the middle of the political shit storm that was 2017, and Rebecca Solnit's writing definitely helped me to not become totally overwhelmed! It really helped me to zoom out and to see each political battle as part of a bigger movement with a history of slowly pushing things in a better direction. It makes me feel tiny but part of something huge, like when its dark but you look up and there's loads of stars."

'THE FUTURE IS DARK' EP TRACKLISTING:

  1. Survivor
  2. Sister
  3. Strike


UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
Ticket Info
AUGUST
Fri, 24    UK, Reading Festival
Sat, 25   UK, Leeds Festival
SEPTEMBER      
Tue, 11   Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Triebwerk
Thu, 13  Germany, Munich, Baracke
Fri, 14    UK, Bristol, Mother's Ruin
Sat, 15   UK, London, Tufnell Park Dome - Loud Women Fest
Mon, 17 France, Paris, Olympic Cafe
Tue, 18  Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cinetol
Thu, 20  Germany, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Fri, 21    Spain, Madrid, Sala Wurlitzer
Sat, 22   Spain, Valencia, Alberto Quimera Festival
Tue, 25  Sweden, Stockholm, Kafe 44
Thu, 27  Germany, Kiel, Kieler Schaubude
Sat, 29   Germany, Berlin, Scharni 38
Sun, 30  Czech Republic, Prague 7, Cross Club
OCTOBER         
Mon 1    Czech Republic, Brno, Kabinet Můz
Thu, 4   Poland, Poznan, Pod Minoga
Fri, 5     Poland, Warsaw, Klub Poglos
Sat, 6    Austria, Vienna, EKH
 Blue Oyster Cult Announce Bristol St Phillips Gate Show.

Blue Oyster CultWednesday 25th July 2018
conic New York hard rockers Blue Öyster Cult have announced a UK tour for February 2019, which includes a date at London's Eventim Apollo on 22nd February.

Over their four-decade career, Blue Öyster Cult have established themselves as one of the most iconic bands of their time, with a repertoire including the hits '(Don't Fear) The Reaper', 'Godzilla' and 'Burning For You'. 

Following their highly-acclaimed performance at last year's Stone Free Festival, which saw the band play their eponymous debut in full, Blue Öyster will play eight dates, starting in Norwich on February 21st and finishing in Manchester on the 1st March. 

Supporting will be acclaimed blues rockers The Temperance Movement. Since formation in 2011, the band have made a huge impact with three studio albums including their most recent A Deeper Cut, which includes the latest single 'Caught In The Middle'. The band are also a notorious live entity having honed their craft opening up for the likes of Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, Feeder and The Rolling Stones. 

Full tour dates can be found below. 

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT TOUR DATES 2019

21st Feb – UEA, Norwich 
22nd Feb – Eventim Apollo, London
23rd Feb – O2 Academy, Newcastle 
24th Feb – O2 Academy, Glasgow 
26th Feb – O2 Academy, Leeds 
27th Feb – O2 Institute, Birmingham 
28th Feb – St Philips Gate, Bristol 
1st Mar – Academy, Manchester 

Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday 27th July and will be available here.


 Beartooth Release New Single 'Disease'.

BeartoothWednesday 25th July 2018
Today Columbus, OH rock band Beartooth are pleased to announce the details of their third studio album's release. Entitled Disease, the band's third effort is a stark look inward and the next installment chronicling frontman Caleb Shomo's battle with his own demons. Disease will be released globally on September 28th but today fans can pre-order the album and receive instant downloads of album tracks 'Bad Listener' and 'Disease.' Preorders at the band's website BeartoothBand.com include limited and exclusive Disease vinyl and merch bundles.
Disease is a painstaking, riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression. While there are moments of positivity, this isn't the sound of triumph. This is music about survival.

"The album is a whirlwind of emotion," Shomo explains. "Crazy highs, crazy lows, and lots of intensity. This record isn't about winning anything. It's about trying to even begin to learn how to deal with things. It's hard to process just how dark you can get, what you can really put yourself through with expectations. It's like starting from the beginning all over again. At the end of the day, it is a very dark album."

Even as Shomo and his bandmates played to sold-out crowds across Europe, the battle against mental illness and childhood issues returned, and the seed for Disease was planted. The title track was the first song written for it, setting the overall tone.

Watch the video for title track 'Disease' here.

As always, Shomo recorded vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, and mixed the album himself with assistance from an engineer, now with executive producer (and Grammy winner) Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with Foo Fighters and Rush.

To further enhance the emotional realism Beartooth champions, the third full-length album was tracked in a brand new environment, with an old-school urgency. After crafting the songs in his usual basement domain, Shomo made the trip from the familiar comfort of his equipment and isolation in Ohio to Blackbird in Nashville. The famous recording studio was the birthplace of pivotal work from a massive list of legends, tastemakers, and up-and-comers; like Alice In Chains, Taylor Swift, and Greta Van Fleet.

In celebration of Disease, Beartooth will be taking off on a headline tour in the fall. Kicking off on September 14th in Grand Rapids MI the tour takes the band all across the states and back, wrapping up at Express Live! in their hometown of Columbus OH on November 17th. A full list of dates can be found below.  Tickets go on sale Friday 7/27 @ 10am local.

"We've have been planning this tour for months now and we're so excited for everyone to see what we've put together!! Very stoked to have our friends Knocked Loose and Sylar along for the ride as well!. Come rock out with us." 
Beartooth On Tour:
8/14 Feldkirch, Vorarlberg Austria @ Altes Hallenbad Feldkirch
8/18 Hamburg Germany @ Elbriot Festival 2018
8/19 Oberhausen Germany @ Kulttempel Oberhausen SOLD OUT
8/20 Oberhausen Germany @ Kulttempel Oberhausen SOLD OUT
8/21 Paris France @ Petit Bain
8/22 Tilburg Netherlands @ Poppodium 013 SOLD OUT
8/25 Reading UK @ Reading & Leeds
8/26 Leeds UK @ Reading & Leeds
9/14 Grand Rapids MI @ Intersection
9/15 Toronto ON @ Danforth
9/16 Montreal QC @ Metropolis
9/19 Albany NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
9/21 Boston MA @ House of Blues
9/22 Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw
9/23 Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw
9/25 Rochester NY @ Anthology
9/26 Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE
9/28 Ft Wayne IN @ Clyde Theatre
10/01 Chicago IL @ House of Blues
10/03 Indianapolis IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
10/05 Silver Spring MD @ The Fillmore
10/07 Richmond VA @ The National
10/09 Norfolk VA @ The NorVa
10/10 Charleston SC @ Music Farm


 Judas Priest Unleash Video For 'No Surrender'.

Judas PriestWednesday 25th July 2018
Judas Priest's latest studio album, Firepower, was released 9th March, 2018, via Columbia Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap the 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the band's entire career - landing in the top-5 of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S.), and scoring their highest charting commercial rock radio single in decades with 'Lightning Strike' (for which a music video was also filmed). 

'No Surrender' is available for viewing via http://smarturl.it/NoSurrenderVid. 'No Surrender' captures the true metal fighting spirit and metalheads around the world find a united voice within the message of this song," says the band. "When you honestly believe in yourself and live your life the way you have the right to with no surrender, then nothing will ever stop you from living your dream"

Few heavy metal bands have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their near 50-year career, and with a line-up featuring Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Ian Hill, and Scott Travis, Judas Priest have been scorching across North America and Europe with some heavy metal Firepower this summer, they stop by the UK for a headline appearance at Bloodstock Open Air Festival on Friday 10th August! For more information please visit judaspriest.com


 You Me At Six To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Their Debut Album 'Take Off Your Colours'.

You Me At SixWednesday 25th July 2018
Following the announcement of new music and a brand new album, You Me At Six today set out their plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album 'Take Off Your Colours' with three huge UK shows. These special one-off events will see the acclaimed five piece -currently riding high on the feverish anticipation for forthcoming album 'VI' (out October 5th on Underdog Records / AWAL)- play their seminal genre-classic 'Take Off Your Colours' in its entirety.

You Me At Six will be celebrating 'Take Off Your Colours' 10th anniversary with the below dates:

24 Nov - Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

28 Nov - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
2 Dec - Brixton Academy, London

After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. November's sold-out tour gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.

Speaking of the tour, the band comment; "We can't wait to get out on the road in November and play new music from our new album VI live. On top of this, we know that Take Off Your Colours has played a huge part in a lot of our fan's lives and we're looking forward to playing that through in full on the added dates!"

You Me At Six marked their return with an exceptional double A-side of 'Fast Forward' & '3AM', the first tracks taken from their brand new sixth studio album VI. Released on October 5th, the release of VI marks a new partnership between the band and AWAL, releasing under their new Underdog Records imprint.
Whilst retaining their bite, VI sees them flourish with uplifting alternative pop tracks such as 'Back Again', '3AM' & 'Pray For Me', straying into new territories with electro dance floor leanings on 'IOU', while heavier tracks like 'Fast Forward' & 'Predictable' are set to strike a chord with the band's long standing rock fanbase.

The band have notched up a list of considerable achievements since forming in 2004 as teenagers in Weybridge, Surrey, including four UK Gold Records, four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album Cavalier Youth, three sold out arena shows, sold out UK headline arena tours, an unparalleled 15 consecutive A-List singles on BBC Radio One, multiple sold-out US headline tours and a Number 1 rock song in UK & Australia and Top 5 Rock Radio track in North America in 'Room To Breathe'.

Alongside the 'Take Off Your Colours' anniversary shows, You Me At Six have already announced five UK headline shows, including stop off in the capital at O2 Academy Brixton on Friday, November 30th. Support coming from Marmozets & The Xcerts. All dates sold out immediately upon going on general sale.

Nov 22nd - Birmingham, O2 Academy - SOLD OUT
Nov 23rd - Manchester, Victoria Warehouse - SOLD OUT
Nov 27th - Glasgow, Barrowland - SOLD OUT
Nov 30th - London, O2 Academy Brixton - SOLD OUT
Dec 1st - Cardiff, University Great Hall - SOLD OUT

With 'VI', You Me At Six are stepping out of their comfort zone and are about to change the way you think about them. Prepare to have your expectations shifted as 2018 marks a brand new chapter for one of the UK's biggest guitar bands.


 Asylums Unleash 'Napalm Bubblegum'.

AsylumsWednesday 25th July 2018
Following the reaction to their recent single 'Millennials' which gathered huge support across radio stations and press in the UK (including BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, The Independent, Music Week, Kerrang! And more) , Southend rockers Asylums have switched gears and have shared album track and fan favourite,  'Napalm Bubblegum'.  Last week Asylums laid waste to Rough Trade stores across the country, culminating in a near riotous performance at Rough Trade East.  Check it out here.

"Napalm Bubblegum is the other side of the coin from our recent single Millennials, it's our raging, screwed up, hyperactive side. This song felt really vital at last week's packed out Rough Trade East in-store in London. We didn't expect to end up crowd surfing and seeing the audience go wild, it's exciting to see so many new people discovering the band right now"  - Luke Branch

Asylums released their sophomore album, 'Alien Human Emotions'  earlier this month to huge critical acclaim.

Asylums aren't waiting for millennial redemption to find them, they're making their own. Straight out of Essex and running at full throttle.  The band have taken the challenge of the "difficult" second album and used it as a jump ramp to a higher plane. They've always been about massive, thrashing melodic anthems but this is, quite simply, the massivist. The band has changed fundamentally in the last two years, certainly older and potentially wiser. A project that started out as a fizzing ball of un-focused youthful energy (albeit one with great tunes) has morphed into something altogether darker and more intense. It's a slug of ice-cold Jagermeister coming after the two pints of lager and a vodka Red Bull of the debut.

"Alien Human Emotions" tackles themes of bitter sex and soured relationships which swirl over bleak analyses of a disintegrating social and political landscape. Frustrated rage writhes below the surface on every track and occasionally bursts through with a shocking intensity. But everywhere are hooks both musical and lyrical that demand repeat listens. The music seeping thru owes as much to the brooding darkness of The Cure as it does to the disjointed mind of Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, both of which only add to the dark danceability of the album.

What you have to look forward to is twelve tracks of killer hooks, soaring melodies, moments of dark audio experimentalism and a social conscience worn like a high-viz jacket. Clear a space in your end-of-year lists now.

Be sure to catch their thrilling live show at one of the following shows which includes a headline show in London at Camden Assembly on November 9th

August

3rd Neverworld Festival, Tunbridge Wells

September

1st Wilkestock, Frogmore Hill, Hertford
7th   Wheels and Fins Festival, Josh Bay Beach,   Kent

October

6th Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester

November

3rd 2Q Festival, Lincoln
9th          Camden Assembly, London

Further shows to be announced!

 Counterparts Announce New EP 'Private Room'.

CounterpartsWednesday 25th July 2018
Canadian metal/hardcore band Counterparts have announced new EP titled Private Room out on 7th September via Pure Noise Records. The band have debuted a video for their brand new single "Monument" taken off the upcoming release.

Watch Monument now here
Pre-Order Private Room EP Now: http://counterparts.merchnow.com/

"Private Room is a collection of B sides from the last two records that we think deserve to see the light of day. The EP is dedicated to our love of private room karaoke and all of our friends/fans that put up with our psycho bullshit on and off stage." - Brendan Murphy

The release of Private Room will coincide with their "Private Room Tour," that will take place in the U.S. this autumn with Being As An Ocean. The band will be headlining Upsurge Festival, London next month as well as returning to the UK in December to support Stick To Your Guns.

You can see Counterparts at the following dates:
26th August - Upsurge Festival New Cross Inn London
9th December The Fleece Bristol (supporting Stick To Your Guns) 
10th December The Asylum Birmingham (supporting Stick To Your Guns) 
11th December Church Leeds (supporting Stick To Your Guns) 
12th December The Classic Grand Glasgow (supporting Stick To Your Guns) 
13th December Gorilla Manchester (supporting Stick To Your Guns) 
14th December The Dome London (supporting Stick To Your Guns) 

All tickets on sale now.


 Halestorm Release New Single 'Do Not Disturb'.

HalestormWednesday 25th July 2018
With their brand new album 'Vicious' dropping next Friday, 27th July, US rockers Halestorm have today shared hot new track 'Do Not Disturb' from the record.

Although based on a true story, the raunchy song wasn't originally intended to be a Halestorm track. Frontwoman Lzzy Hale explains, "I don't just write songs for Halestorm, it's a primal need of mine. I write songs every day, and I always have a little tablet/notebook in my leather jacket, and this was one of those songs that I was experimenting with. I have an album of about 15 songs that are kind of synth-based, a little darker and I ended up showing it to the guys, like 'hey check out this weird stuff I've been doing' and they all really liked this song. I think it was Joe who said, 'I think we could make this one into a rock song', so we ended up taking out all the weird sounds that I had in it and replacing them with what we do best." 

"It's a good, dirty sex song," interjects guitarist Joe Hottinger. Lzzy adds, "I had fun, I like to push the envelope with the sex stuff and it's very much a part of who I am... and sex, drugs, and rock n' roll go hand in hand, so I hope you enjoy it!"

"Hand in hand in hand," quips Joe. "Well, two is better than one, and three is better than two..." closes Lzzy, referencing the song's lyrics, which rapidly sent fans into melt-down on social media.

Hear 'Do Not Disturb' at https://youtu.be/Lr8hDEQoXcU
Halestorm's upcoming UK headline tour is already completely sold out. The September shows form the band's biggest UK run yet. Special guests are Avatar and Rews.

Wed 19 Sep - DUBLIN Academy *SOLD OUT*
Thu 20 Sep - BELFAST The Telegraph Building *SOLD OUT*
Sat 22 Sep - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*
Sun 23 Sep - GLASGOW O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*
Mon 24 Sep - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*
Wed 26 Sep - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo *SOLD OUT*
Fri 28 Sep - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton *SOLD OUT*
Sat 29 Sep - BRISTOL O2 Academy *SOLD OUT*

The GRAMMY® Award-winning band’s fourth studio album, 'Vicious' is set for release on July 27. Recorded earlier this year at Nashville's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush), 'Vicious' is available for pre-order via all good retailers and at https://Atlantic.lnk.to/ViciousPR.

A range of deluxe and/or signed album bundles are also available for pre-order from other retailers including HMV and from the band's official webstore, such as album vinyl, a very limited edition opaque purple double vinyl with enhanced cover art and bonus tracks (only 1500 worldwide), a limited edition t-shirt, dog tag necklace, autographed poster, an album cover magnet, and more.

The band have previously shared two additional songs from the record as instant grat tracks, 'Uncomfortable' and 'Black Vultures'.

 Voivod Announce New Album 'The Wake'.

VoivodWednesday 25th July 2018
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD have recently announced a release date of 21 September 2018 for their upcoming new studio album “The Wake” via Century Media Records worldwide. 
Today, the band is excited to launch ”The Wake” by presenting you its first single and video (directed and edited by Eric Massicotte & Pierre Duplessis) for the album’s opening track 'Obsolete Beings'.
Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/8ToK9VLJcxU
Or stream the song here:  https://VOIVODBand.lnk.to/TheWake
The album’s standard track-listing reads as follows:
VOIVOD – "The Wake"
1. Obsolete Beings
2. The End Of Dormancy
3. Orb Confusion
4. Iconspiracy
5. Spherical Perspective
6. Event Horizon
7. Always Moving
8. Sonic Mycelium

As well as a standard jewel-case CD edition and a Digital Album release, “The Wake“ will also be available as limited 2CD Mediabook edition with a bonus disc of 11 tracks featuring the 5 songs off 2016’s “Post Society” EP, as well 6 live tracks from 2018’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, alternate artwork, an expanded booklet of 32 pages and a set of 3 stickers. This is the track-listing for that edition’s bonus disc:
VOIVOD – “Bonus Disc”
Post Society - EP:
1. Post Society
2. Forever Mountain
3. Fall
4. We Are Connected
5. Silver Machine
Live at 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise 2018:
6. Inner Combustion (Live 2018)
7. Order Of The Blackguards (Live 2018)
8. Psychic Vacuum (Live 2018)
9. Lost Machine (Live 2018)
10. Fall (Live 2018)
11. Voivod (Live 2018)

The 2LP release of “The Wake” will come on 180gr. vinyl with an etching design on Side D, packaged in a gatefold sleeve and with a double-sided poster. Next to standard black vinyl, the album will also be available in the following limited coloured editions:

  • Black 2LP: Unlimited
  • Pink 2LP: 100x copies / CM Webshop Europe
  • White 2LP: 200x copies / CM Webshop Europe
  • Red 2LP: 300x copies / CM Distro Europe
  • Silver 2LP: 200x copies / Nuclear Blast
  • Golden 2LP: 200x copies / Season Of Mist
  • Transp. sun yellow 2LP: 100x copies / CM Webshop USA

And last but not least, VOIVOD are also making a collectible 7" EP available on 31 August for the beginning of their European touring activities and before the album's release. The 7" EP for the album track 'Always Moving' will feature 'Order Of the Blackguards (Live 2018)' as B-Side and is limited to a total of 1000 copies, available in the following editions: 

  • Black 7Inch: 500x copies / CM Distro Europe
  • Lilac 7Inch: 100x copies / CM Webshop Europe
  • Clear 7Inch: 200x copies / CM Distro Europe
  • Transp. red 7Inch: 200x / Band edition on tour
    • oth the pre-sales for “The Wake” (in its various physical and digital formats) the “Always Moving” 7” EP are now available as of today.
    • Check here for more details: https://VOIVODBand.lnk.to/TheWake
      Or go via the CM Distro here: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Voivod/198?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13
    • VOIVOD’s “The Wake” is the highly anticipated successor to 2013’s “Target Earth” album as well as the 2016 mini-album “Post Society”. The album was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada and its artwork (as well as the art for the attached singles) was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin.
    • VOIVOD, who are currently celebrating their 35th band-anniversary, will begin a first European touring run in support of “The Wake” with rotating support by Maggot Heart (from 07 until 16 Sept), Nightrage (from 18 until 26 Sept) and Bio-Cancer (from 28 Sept until 20 Oct) on 07 September. Dates are as follows: 
    • VOIVOD – European Tour 2018:
      SEPTEMBER
      07.09.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) – Futurum *
      08.09.2018 Poznan (Poland) – U Bazyla *
      09.09.2018 Warsaw (Poland) – Hydrozagadka *
      10.09.2018 Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat *
      11.09.2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club *
      13.09.2018 Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – Flying Circus Pub *
      14.09.2018 Belgrade (Serbia) – Elektropionir *
      15.09.2018 Budapest (Hungary) – Durer Kert *
      16.09.2018 Vienna (Austria) – Szene *
      18.09.2018 Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv **
      19.09.2018 Rome (Italy) – Largo **
      20.09.2018 Milan (Italy) – Santeria **
      21.09.2018 Winterthur (Switzerland) – Gaswerk **
      22.09.2018 Seyssinet Pariset (France) – Ilyade **
      24.09.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Boveda **
      25.09.2018 Madrid (Spain) – Nazca **
      26.09.2018 Porto (Portugal) – Hard Club **
      28.09.2018 Marseille (France) – Jas' Rod ***
      29.09.2018 Paris (France) – Petit Bain ***
      30.09.2018 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur ***
    • OCTOBER
      02.10.2018 Southampton (UK) – The Joiners ***
      03.10.2018 Cardiff (UK) – The Globe ***
      04.10.2018 Leeds (UK) – Temple Of Boom ***
      05.10.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse ***
      06.10.2018 Manchester (UK) – Rebellion ***
      07.10.2018 London (UK) – Underworld ***

      09.10.2018 Brussels (Belgium) – Magasin 4 ***
      10.10.2018 Amstelveen (The Netherlands) – P60 ***
      11.10.2018 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo ***
      12.10.2018 Cologne (Germany) – Luxor ***
      13.10.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo ***
      14.10.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Pumpehuset ***
      15.10.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubb Nalen ***
      17.10.2018 Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia ***
      18.10.2018 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi ***
      20.10.2018 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee ***
    • Support bands:
    • * Maggot Heart (from 07 until 16 September)
      ** Nightrage (from 18 until 26 September)
      *** Bio-Cancer (from 28 September until 20 October)


 Alkaline Trio Back With New Single 'Blackbird' And Announce New Album 'Is This Thing Cursed?'.

Alkaline TrioSaturday 20th July 2018
Alkaline Trio have announced a new album "Is This Thing Cursed?" that is to be released digitally on August 31st. Vinyl for the album will be released on October 19th and pre-orders are available now at: http://www.alkalinetrio.com
This is the band's 9th studio release and their first new music in 5 years.

Watch the video for the band's new song "Blackbird":
https://youtu.be/1yJzptD4oVA


"Is This Thing Cursed?" is the first Alkaline Trio album written almost entirely in the studio. It's when the songs began to come together that the band noticed the new material forming parallels with "Maybe I'll Catch Fire". According to the band, "Is This Thing Cursed?" is a cousin or sibling to Fire. Co-lead vocalist and bassist Dan Andriano explains, "The songwriting process is almost like what it was back in the day. We would just kind of write a song, be excited about it, then move on. We wrote in that spirit in the studio. I really feel like we made a record that the old school fans are going to dig."

In June, Alkaline Trio announced a headlining US tour. Co-lead vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba notes, "Some people thought we were done. We announced a tour and a lot of the shows are already sold out. Nobody knows that we made a new record. It's not unlike getting somebody that you care about something extra super special for their birthday and you're really excited to give it to them. It feels kind of like that."

The August dates begin August 3 in Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory and go throughout August 26 in Orlando, FL at House of Blues. The second leg picks-up on October 4 in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory and will conclude on October 18 on Santa Cruz, at The Catalyst. Together PANGEA is on the tour as support.

ALKALINE TRIO – IS THIS THING CURSED? – TRACK LISTING

1. Is This Thing Cursed?
2. Blackbird
3. Demon and Division
4. Little Help?
5. I Can't Believe
6. Sweet Vampires
7. Pale Blue Ribbon
8. Goodbye Fire Island
9.  Stay
10. Heart Attacks
11. Worn So Thin
12. Throw Me To The Lions
13. Krystalline

ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES

Aug 03 Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
Aug 04 Austin, TX - Emo's Austin
Aug 06 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Aug 08 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug 09 Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Aug 10 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Aug 11 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Aug 13 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
Aug 14 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live!
Aug 16 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Aug 18 Boston, MA - House of Blues
Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Aug 21 Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
Aug 22 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Aug 24 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Aug 25 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade - Heaven
Aug 26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Oct 06 San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Oct 08 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct 09 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct 12 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Oct 15 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct 16 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst

All dates with together PANGEA as support


 Dead Letter Circus Release New Single 'The Real You'.

Dead Letter CircusFriday 20th July 2018
One of Australia’s most loved bands DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have released their brand new single ‘The Real You’ into the world today. To coincide with the release, the band has also shared eagerly awaited details on their forthcoming self-titled album.

Check out 'The Real You' here: https://youtu.be/0Ql7hU_a0Ps

"Dead Letter Circus" was recorded over a six week period at Studio Circuit on the Gold Coast and will be released worldwide via BMG on September 21. Available for pre-order now, the album will be the band’s first set of all-new material since 2015’s (ARIA # 2) long player "Aesthesis".

"Dead Letter Circus" repeats the winning production combination of Forrester Savell (Karnivool) and Matt Bartlem (Jarryd James, Matt Corby), arriving at the most organic album of the band’s career. Light on digital programming but riddled with giant hooks, "Dead Letter Circus" perfectly merges the quintet’s trademark combination of ethereal atmospherics and towering riffs. It just might be the band’s most political statement to date. 

Lyrically, the album strikes at the heart of what makes humans tick, and the insecurities and psychological foibles that can make us all so fragile. This is never more evident than in the band’s anthemic new single ‘The Real You’, which sees frontman Kim Benzie examining the culture shift brought about by social media.

"'The Real You' was me absorbing the cultural changes that have grown around Social Media," says Benzie. “Life should be a journey towards letting go of the mask you create with your insecurities when you’re young. It feels like we’ve accidently created a culture where the concept of the mask is now what you aspire towards. The song is about craving an interaction that doesn’t have a filter.”

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS IS RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 21 VIA BMG. PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM NOW.


 Saxon Re-release 'Thunderbolt'.

Saxon20th July 2018
Since 1979 SAXON have shown their ability to take rock 'n' roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave. With over twenty studio albums under their belt, SAXON has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of work a staple of their career.  With no signs of letting up, the SAXON Juggernaut continues with the release earlier this year of their latest album "THUNDERBOLT" and an ongoing World Tour that's going from strength to strength.

With no signs of letting up, on September 7
th SAXON will release a Special Tour Edition of their latest album "THUNDERBOLT" available for pre-order on July 19th here: http://hyperurl.co/ThunderboltSTE

The Special Tour Edition features live recordings of "Thunderbolt" and "Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)" recorded in Frankfurt and Los Angeles on the 2018 Thunderbolt World Tour.  The CD format also contains a 10" x 10" poster with photos of the band while on Tour. 

Thunderbolt – Special Tour Edition Track Listing:
1.       Olympus Rising
2.       Thunderbolt
3.       The Secret of Flight
4.       Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz)
5.       They Played Rock and Roll
6.       Predator
7.       Sons of Odin
8.       Sniper
9.       A Wizard's Tale
10.   Speed Merchants
11.   Roadie's Song
12.   Nosferatu (Raw Version)
13.   Thunderbolt – Live in Frankfurt 02.03.18
14.   Nosferatu (The Vampire's Waltz) – Live in Los Angeles 22.04.18

Tour dates:
Thur 19
th July – Greece, Athens - Rockwave Festival 
Sat 28
th July – Germany, Thalmässing, Brauereigutshof Pyras - Pyraser Classic Rock Night 2018
Sat 4
th Aug – Czech Republic, Ostrava - Ostrava v Plamenech Festival       
Fri 10
th Aug – Spain, Alicante - Leyendas del Rock 
Wed 19
th Sept – Belgium, Brussels - AB  
Fri 21
st Sept – Germany, Munich –Theaterfabrik  
Sat 22
nd Sept – Germany, Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 
Sun 23
rd Sept – Germany, Leipzig - Haus Auensee  
Tue 25
th Sept – Germany, Hamburg - Grosse Freheit 
Thur 27
th Sept – Norway, Oslo - Rockefeller
Fri 28
th Sept – Sweden, Trollhättan - Apollon
Sat 29
th Sept – Sweden, Stockholm - Arenan
Mon 1
st Oct Germany, Berlin - Huxley's  
Tue 2
nd Oct – Switzerland, Pratteln - Z7
Thur 4
th Oct – Germany, Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn 
Fri 5
th Oct – Italy, Milan - Live Club  
Sat 6
th Oct – France, Marseille - Le Moulin  
Sun 7
th Oct – France, Lyon - Le Transbordeur  
Tue 9
th Oct – France, Toulouse - Bikini  
Thur 11
th Oct – Spain, Madrid - La Riveria  
Fri 12
th Oct – Spain, Bilboa - Santana 27  
Sat 13
th Oct – Spain, Barcelona - Razzmatazz  
Mon 15
th Oct – France, Paris – Bataclan
Tue 16
th Oct – Netherlands, Utrecht – Tivoli
Thur 18
th Oct – UK, Glasgow – Barrowlands
Fri 19
th Oct – UK, London – Roundhouse
Sat 20
th Oct – UK, Portsmouth – Guildhall
Sun 21
st Oct – UK, Manchester – Academy
Thur 8
th Nov – UK, Bath – Forum
Fri 9th Nov – UK, North Wales - Hafan y Môr Holiday Park - 
Hard Rock Hell
Sat 10
th Nov – UK, Nottingham - Royal Concert Hall 
Sun 11
th Nov – UK, Newcastle – City Hall
Sat 8
th December – Germany, Geiselwind - Christmas Bash Festival


 Larry And His Flask Announce Tour Dates.

Larry And His FlaskFriday 2th July 2018
There's a storm on its way, a raucous and tumultuous swirl of bluegrass, punk, folk and gypsy jazz. Larry and His Flask are back! Returning to the UK and Europe in August for a handful of shows and festival dates including Boom Town Fair in Hampshire – they have re-signed with Xtra Mile Recordings and plans are underway for their new album due in 2019.

Boasting an eclectic set of instruments that propel their shows to all-new heights - stand up bass, trumpets, banjos, trombones, harmonica, guitars and drums are all in the band's artillery – the quintet from Oregon are a tour de force live. But it's the multi-part harmonies and sheer energy that fuel the full Larry experience, churning the audience into a joyful flurry. It's been too long since we've all had the pleasure to be a part of that, and with the new album waiting in the wings for 2019, it's like coming home for Larry and His Flask. "When we were faced with what company to approach for our new album XMR was our first and only choice. Not to mention they have some of our favourite bands on their label. We are so excited to be part of the XMR family with Frank Turner, Against Me, Skinny Lister and on and on. XMR is a perfect fit for us."

The band are over next month to plays a few shows. "We have always loved playing in the UK and EU. The reception to our music is always so warm. We get treated very well," says Jamin.
Full dates are:
AUGUST
07 Newport, UK @ Le Pub (Sold Out)
08 London, UK @ O2 Academy Islington
09 Hampshire, UK @ Boom Town Fair
10 Liege, Belgium @ Le Hangar
11 Wagersrott, Germany @ Enzo-Festival
12 Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
13 Oostende, Belgium @ Paulusfeesten
14 Haarlem, Netherlands @ Patronaat
15 Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
16 Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic @ Eurocentrum
17 Mannheim, Germany @ Kulturgarten
18 Bilbao, Spain @ Plaza Nueva
19 Crailsheim, Germany @ 7180 Bar
21 Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
22 Oberhausen, Germany @ Druckluft
23 Bramsche, Germany @ Sommerkulturprogramm
24 Den Haag, Netherlands @ Wild Rooster Festival
26 Stuttgart, Germany @ Lab-Fest

 John Carpenter Announce UK And European Shows.

John CarpenterSaturday 20th July 2018
he Master of Horror, John Carpenter, has announced that he'll be bringing his gripping live show back to Europe this Autumn.

The tour in support of 'Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998,' which came out late last year on Sacred Bones, has already toured across the US and is now it's set to hit cities across the UK and mainland Europe. The forthcoming dates are:

Oct 10: Amsterdam, NL @ Tivolivredenburg Grote Zaal
Oct 11: Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel
Oct 13: Barcelona, ES @ Auditorium Sitges
Oct 14: La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene
Oct 16: London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
Oct 18: Newcastle, UK @ Tyne Theatre
Oct 19: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowlands
Oct 21: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall

Oct 31: Los Angeles, US @ Palladium

The announcement comes ahead of the release of the next instalment in the 'Halloween' movie franchise. The new film is set for release this October and is the first to have Carpenter involved since 1982's 'Halloween III', with him acting as Executive Producer and working on the soundtrack.

The John Carpenter live show made it's debut in 2016, touring across the world and taking in two weeks in the UK which culminated with two nights at London's The Troxy over All Hallows' Eve. The show was described as "The perfect Halloween treat *****" by The Telegraph and The Guardian said he "rampages through a wall-shaking 90-minute set of his movie music with grisly glee. ****"

The live shows see Carpenter joined onstage by his stellar band, comprised of his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer, his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar and Scott Seiver on drums.


 The Story So Far Announce New Album 'Proper Dose'

The Story So FarFriday 20th July 2018
A lot can happen in three years, and for The Story So Far, a whole lot did. After the release of their third, self-titled album in 2015, the band's routine writing, recording, and touring had caught up with them. "We were so burnt from touring, and playing the same songs over and over again," says Parker Cannon, the band's vocalist and lyricist, "We knew we had to take a step back and collect ourselves." By taking that time to recharge, The Story So Far were able to look at themselves with fresh eyes and newfound creative ambitions, returning with their most cohesive and confident record to date.

Out September 21st on Pure Noise Records,Proper Dose shows just how much The Story So Far have grown as both people and musicians. They take bold creative leaps, finally making the record that they'd always wanted to. "This one, all the way through, I just think it's leaps and bounds ahead of anything we've ever done," says Cannon. 

As is the case with every The Story So Far album, guitarist Kevin Geyer and drummer Ryan Torf shepherded the creative direction. "We didn't really have a deadline," says Geyer, "And the biggest enabler of us getting the record to where we wanted it was having time to work on it." Over the course of a full year, Geyer and Torf shaped the songs that would become the backbone of Proper Dose, often starting them on instruments like the wurlitzer or synthesizer before bringing them to the rest of the band. 

Holing up with producer and engineer Sam Pura, The Story So Far spent just as much time reworking the songs on Proper Doseas they did writing them. "Since our last record, we've all collectively really gotten into The Beatles," says Geyer. "It's not like we're trying to sound like The Beatles, but it just gives you a crash course in songwriting and how you can experiment but retain your identity." Proper Dosemakes full use of those influences, allowing the band to push themselves to into new spaces while bringing their fans up to speed on everything that's happened in the past three years. 

Cannon says the question the band kept asking themselves while making the album was, "How do we stay the same but get better?" The answer was found by never settling, opting instead to push the songs into spaces that felt exciting and new. "It was a challenging process," says Torf, "But it was a very rewarding process." The culmination of that effort can be heard in songs like "Take Me As You Please" and "Let It Go," where The Story So Far builds orante pop songs that retain the energy and urgency of their early work. 


Aided by the mixing of Eric Valentine, who has worked with bands like Third Eye Blind, Queens Of The Stone Age, and countless others, Proper Dosebecame a cohesive album by effectively uniting the band's past with their present. Cannon's voice remains anthemic, but his range has expanded along with the band's sonic palette. Geyer and guitarist Will Levy compose parts that are nuanced and evocative, allowing the the rhythm section of Torf and bassist Kelen Capener to wander more than ever before. Using a diverse set of reference points, the songs explore new directions, be it the Oasis-indebted "Upside Down" or the electronic-flecked "Line."

Listen to the debut track, 'Let It Go' now
At its core, Proper Doseis about finding balance between the person you were and the person you wish to be, and it shows the band working to bridge that gap. It's a brave record, the kind that sees The Story So Far showing their fans just how far they've come and inviting them to go on the journey with them. 
TRACK LISTING 
PROPER DOSE
KEEP THIS UP
OUT OF IT
TAKE ME AS YOU PLEASE
LET IT GO
UPSIDE DOWN
IF I FALL
NEED TO KNOW
LINE
GROWING ON YOU
LIGHT YEAR

THE STORY SO FAR // EU & UK TOUR DATES

Mon 24th September Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
Tue 25th September Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany
Wed 26th September Knust, Hamburg, Germany
Fri 28th September Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany
Sat 29th September Hansa 39, Munich, Germany
Sun 30th September Universum, Stuttgart, Germany
Tue 2nd October Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wed 3rd October Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
Fri 5th October SWX, Bristol, England
Sat 6th October O2 Forum, London, England
Sun 7th October O2 Institute, Birmingham, England
Tue 9th October Beckett SU, Leeds, England
Wed 10th October Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
Thu 11th October Riverside, Newcastle, England
Fri 12th October O2 Ritz, Manchester, England
Sat 13th October Engine Rooms, Southampton, England 


 Dream State Release New Single 'New Waves'.

Dream StateFriday 20th July 2018
Welsh 5 piece and Kerrang! Awards 2018 'Best British Breakthrough' winners DREAM STATE can now reveal the video for their huge single, and recent Radio 1 Annie Mac exclusive first play, 'New Waves'. The track is taken from the bands new 'recovery' EP which is out now through UNFD.

Watch 'New Waves' - HERE

From DREAM STATE vocalist CJ on the single/video - "I wanted to show our fans, as I know a lot of them are going through their own troubles, that they have it in them to push through it. Sometimes we have to face our battles alone, but there is always going to be that inner voice that tells you that you've got this and that is the one you need to be listening to. We had so many amazing quotes sent through that any weak moment I had during the filming process, I had all these amazing, positive quotes surrounding me that brought a tear to my eye and it helped me perform better than I ever have. I hope our listeners can take from this and see that they have that strength in them too. They are surrounded by people just like them and they are not alone with it. Practice positive thinking."
Live wise, the band have already toured the UK with As It Is, played shows in Europe with Baby Metal and played at their first Download Festival, and also have the likes of 2000trees Festival to come. They can also now be announced on the UK and European Amity Affliction tour, which rolls though late Sept and most of October 2018. ALL dates below:

28.09. München (D) Tonhalle  
29.09. Oberhausen (D) Turbinenhalle   
30.09. Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar  
02.10. Birmingham (UK) o2 Academy 2  
03.10. Leeds (UK) Church   
04.10. London (UK) The Electric Ballroom  
05.10. Glasgow (UK) Queen Margaret Union  
06.10. Hull (UK) Welly:One  
07.10. Manchester (UK) Academy 2   
08.10. Bristol (UK) SWX  
09.10. Paris (F) Trabendo  
11.10. Madrid (E) Sala But  
12.10. Barcelona (E) Razzmatazz   
13.10. Lyon (F) CCO  
14.10. Zürich (CH) X-tra  
15.10. Bologna (I) Zona Roveri  
16.10. Wien (A) Arena  
17.10. Warsaw (PL) Proxima  
19.10. Leipzig (D) Täubchenthal  
20.10. Prague (CZ) Rock Cafe  
21.10. Berlin (D) Astra   
22.10. Copenhagen (DK) Pumpehuset  
23.10. Oslo (N) John Dee  
24.10. Gothenburg (S) Sticky Fingers  
25.10. Hamburg (D) Markhalle   
26.10. Hannover (D) Faust  
27.10. Wiesbaden (D) Schlachthof  
28.10. Antwerp (B) Zappa

 Rise Against To Release 'The Ghost Note Symphonies Vol 1'.

Rise AgainstFriday 20th July 2018
RISE AGAINST will be releasing 'The Ghost Note Symphonies Vol 1' on 27 July through Virgin Records.  The collection features reimagined versions of standout songs from the band's discography, framing stripped-down instrumentation with unique orchestration.
 
Currently fans can explore 'House On Fire' and 'Like The Angel' and 'Voices Off Camera" from The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol 1. 
 
The original version of "House On Fire" has upwards of 15 million cumulative streams worldwide and is from Rise Against's 2017 album, WOLVES (Virgin Records), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. Lead single "The Violence" topped the Mediabase Active Rock chart.
 
RISE AGAINST – comprising Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Zach Blair (lead guitar) and Brandon Barnes (drums) – will headline the Mourning in Amerika tour, which launches on July 28 in Toronto. They will be joined by special guests AFI and Anti-Flag. Tickets are on sale now for the North American run, which will include shows at Coney Island Amphitheatre in Brooklyn (August 1) and Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside
Denver (September 15)
Full list of dates and shows on the Mourning In Amerika tour are below:

MOURNING IN AMERIKA TOUR w/ AFI and Anti-Flag
07.28 | Toronto, ON | RBC Echo Beach
07.29 | Portland, ME | State Theatre
07.31 | Worcester, MA | The Palladium
08.01 | Brooklyn, NY | Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island
08.03 | Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
08.04 | Philadelphia, PA | Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
08.05 | Asbury Park, NJ | The Stone Pony Summer Stage
08.07 | Raleigh, NC | Red Hat Amphitheater
08.09 | Niagara Falls, NY | Rapids Theatre
08.10 | Rouyn-Noranda, QC | Osisko En Lumière
09.06 | Minneapolis, MN | Armory
09.09 | Nashville, TN | Marathon Music Works
09.11 | Austin, TX | Stubb's BBQ
09.12 | Houston, TX | Revention Music Center
09.13 | Irving, TX | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
09.15 | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09.16 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Complex
09.17 | Garden City, ID | Revolution Center
09.19 | Bozeman, MT | Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
09.20 | Calgary, AB | Grey Eagle Event Centre
09.21 | Edmonton, AB | Edmonton Expo Centre
09.23 | Vancouver, BC | PNE Forum
09.24 | Seattle, WA | WaMu Theater
09.25 | Portland, OR | Crystal Ballroom
09.28 | Concord, CA | Concord Pavilion
09.29 | Santa Barbara, CA | Santa Barbara Bowl
09.30 | Irvine, CA | Five Point Amphitheater


 Anti-Flag Announce European And UK Tour.

Anti-FlagTuesday 17th July 2018
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag have just announced a UK/Euro tour this fall with Silverstein, Cancer Bats, and Worriers. Tickets are on sale now.
"Anti-Flag have always seen punk rock as a vehicle for change; community leads to recognizing commonality, which leads to a recognition of our collective power, which leads to us knowing we have the power to create the future we want to see.

This tour, this line-up, eclectic in sonics but all bands believe in sharing empathy over apathy, optimism over cynicism. The goal is to bring people from all walks of life through the door. Introducing them to new people, new friendships, new ideas.

Silverstein: a band we have done countless Warped Tours with... have been comrades in arms for years (hell, Chris #2 and Paul Marc play ice hockey together). They’re a powerful band, we’ve shared stages all over the world, but this will be our first club tour together.

Cancer Bats: some of our oldest friends... we’ve toured together in Canada, the US, played shows in the UK, but finally get to trek across Europe together. Their newest album is a perfect representation of their ability to connect with people in the hardcore, metal and punk rock world. They are a band made up from kids forged in those scenes.

Worriers: some of our newest friends! This band being a part of the tour is an incredible honour. The members of Worriers are some of the most committed people in punk rock, their work and time should be applauded. Survival Pop is one of our favourite records in the last few years and we cannot wait to hear these songs every night.

As with any Anti-Flag tour, records, bands, and t-shirts are not the predications of our work. Amnesty International, Sea Shepherd, Kein Bock Auf Nazis, (and hopefully many other local organizations) will be involved. Disseminating ideas on how to fight fascism, fight for human rights and fight for the life of our planet at every show. At a time when we see the right and fascism as a whole on the rise, racism being emboldened, and hatred commonplace in public discourse... these shows will hopefully provide solace, a place for us all to come together and recognize our power, recharge our strength and continue to fight bigotry with every breath we take.

'These are the days that test your heart and soul. Strap yourself in for the American Fall.'"  Anti-Flag

In conjunction with their tour announcement, Anti-Flag have released a music video for "Trouble Follows Me." The video was directed Alexey Makhov and filmed in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, during the band's current European summer tour. The song comes from their 2017 album American Fall, available now via Spinefarm Records.

Watch Anti-Flag's video for "Trouble Follows Me" HERE.

Anti-Flag have been staples in the punk rock scene since they formed in 1993. The band is well known for its left-wing political views, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various socio-political sentiments. Their most recent album American Fall was released in 2017.
UK Tour Dates w/ Silverstein and Cancer Bats:
10/30 - Birmingham, UK - Asylum
10/31 - Bristol, UK - SWX
11/1 - London, UK - Heaven
11/2 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
11/3 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
11/5 - Belfast, UK - Foundry
11/6 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's


 The Fiam Release New Single 'Summer Is A Curse'.

The FaimTuesday 17th July 2018
The Faim are excited to announce they will be main support for Against The Current for their Autumn UK & Europe tour.  The 18 date tour will see them hitting many cities for the first time, including Dublin, Ireland. Full dates are below.

Their song,  "Summer Is A Curse" has had over 1.2 million streams to date and is currently in the Top 50 airplay charts in Germany.  You can watch the official video HERE

The video follows frontman Josh Raven and his love interest on the run from the law, eventually escaping before it all goes up in flames. It also showcases the band delivering a stellar live performance with the Welsh countryside as a fitting backdrop. 
The song was co-written with Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer, and according to Josh, " 'Summer is a Curse' is a reflection of our journey as a band. Being placed out of Australia and in LA for the first time as a band, we got thrown into this whole new world of exciting experiences and pressures. As frightening as it was, and no matter our feelings at home, it became this tunnel vision of realising that we had this chance to make our dreams a reality. Our music video reflecting that exact same feeling of freedom was so important for us." 

The track follows the massive debuts of the quartet's previous releases, "Saints Of The Sinners" and "Midland Line." which collectively have over 1.6 million streams to date.  All of the band's songs were produced with the legendary John Feldmann (blink-182, All Time Low, Good Charlotte) and have racked up support from VEVO, BBC Radio 1's Dan P Carter, Upset, Rock Sound, TMRW, Alternative Press, MTV, The Box, Scuzz and more. Stream and purchase "Summer Is A Curse" HERE.
The Aussie pop-rock quartet kicked off 2018 with extensive global touring this year supporting Lower Than AtlantisSleeping With SirensPVMNTS, The Dangerous Summer, PVRIS across 5 tours and 54 shows.  These included sold out Headline shows and some of the most talked about appearances at The Great Escape, Slam Dunk, Camden Rocks & Download festivals. The band will return to the UK & Europe later in the Summer for tours with Waterparks and Sum 41, Reading & Leeds Festivals and with Against The Current.

All tickets can be purchased HERE, and a full list of shows can be found below.
During the recording process of their forthcoming release, The Faim have teamed up with some of the scene's biggest luminaries, including Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun, and blink-182's Mark Hoppus. Fans can expect more music later this year, and stay tuned for additional exciting news.
 
The Faim Tour Dates

Tues 21st August- Posthalle, Wurzburg W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks

Wed 22nd August- Parkbuhne, Leipzig W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks
Fri 24th August - Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
Sat 25th August - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Tues 28th August Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen W/ Sum 41 & Waterparks
30th August - Beat Festival, Empoli - Italy with Sum 41 & Waterparks

31st August - Rimini Park Rock Festival, Rimini - Italy with Sum 41 & Waterparks

With Against The Current
15th September- The Academy, Dublin, Ireland
17th September- SWX, Bristol
18th September- Engine Rooms. Southampton
19th September- Waterfront, Norwich
21st September- O2 Institute, Birmingham
22nd September- Stylus, Leeds
23rd September- O2 Ritz, Manchester
25th September- Garage, Glasgow
27th September- Riverside, Newcastle
29th September- O2 Forum, London
2nd October- Trix Club, Antwerp, Belgium
3rd October- Melkweg, Amsterdam
5th October- Kantine, Cologne, Germany
6th October- Gretchen, Berlin Germany
7th October- Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hmaburg, Germany
9th October-  Ampere, Munich, Germany
10th October-Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany
11th October- Yoyo, Paris, France

 Living With Lions Release Video For 'Tidal Wave'.

Living With LionsMonday 16th July 2018
Living With Lions are excited to share the warped new video 'Tidal Wave' taken from their incredible third full-length studio album 'Island' set for release on  September 21st via Redfield Records (EU) No Sleep (USA) Bloom Records (CAN) Ice Grill$ (JPN).

Watch 'Tidal Wave' Here
Preorder 'Island' Here

'Island' was recorded by Stu McKillop (Comeback Kid, The Dreadnoughts) at Rain City Recorders, and mixed/mastered by Kyle Black (Boston Manor, Comeback Kid) at Alley Studios in Los Angeles. Life-affirming. Emotive. Empowering. These are clear and vital watchwords that reveal themselves when confronted by the barrage of impassioned, caustic vocal melodies, breakneck drums, all flanked by gargantuan punk-rock guitar and bass riffs that are stacked in abundance throughout the latest impressive offering from the Vancouver five-piece.

Living With Lions have been making waves around the world since 2009 with their trademark dynamics, anthemic melodies, and combustible live shows, as well as releasing their critically acclaimed sophomore studio album, 'Holy Shit' in 2011. With the departure of front-man Stu Ross in early 2012, many questioned what this would mean for the future of Living With Lions; Chase, Landon, Loren, and Bill did not. "It was a big decision, but not a hard one. There was so much more we wanted to accomplish as a band"  says Chase Brenneman.

With the founding member (Brenneman) stepping up to lead vocals, and longtime friend Craig Spelliscy completing the lineup on guitar, the band began to hit the road once more releasing a 3 song EP, and touring across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America through 2014-2015; The band felt re-energized.  "It wasn't a matter of perseverance for us after Stu left, really..." says Brenneman. "We just have fun making music together and playing shows. Why wouldn't we keep doing it?".

2018 will prove to be a big year for Living With Lions. With their 'Island' complete the group looks to get back to what they truly enjoy the most, playing music together.

"I know we couldn't have done it without each other. We've learned to lean on one another when things aren't looking good... Despite all the things we went through though, in a weird way, I know the record turned out better because of it." - Chase Brenneman

Living With Lions have toured extensively sharing stages with bands such as A Day to Remember, The Ghost Inside, Blink 182, Paramore, New Found Glory, The Wonder Years, Title Fight, Comeback Kid and many, many more.

Be sure to catch LWL live soon...

 Skyline Series Bristol Announces Change Of Venues For Summer Shows.

Skyline Series BristolSunday 15th July 2018
Having opened to acclaim with two fantastic shows at Bristol's Harbourside Ampitheatre in June, Skyline Series, a brand new season of summer concerts in Bristol and Birmingham, continue next Friday featuring a headline set from Future Islands with special guests Little Dragon.

Sadly, due to minor delays with new venue St Philips Gate, the upcoming Bristol shows in the series will be moving to the following venues: 

20th July - Future Islands - to Ashton Gate Stadium (indoor)
3rd August - From The Jam, The Beat Ft Ranking Roger, The Selecter - to SWX
24th August - James Arthur - to Harbourside Amphitheatre
26th August - The Vamps - to Harbourside Amphitheatre
31st August – Texas – O2 Academy Bristol
7th September - Garbage - to Ashton Gate Stadium (outdoor)
9th September - The The - to Ashton Gate Stadium (outdoor)

Event Organisers The MJR Group, said:
'For us, the guest experience is paramount and St Philips Gate won't be ready in time to create the experience they deserve for Skyline Series. Our intention with Skyline Series is to utilise all of Bristol's incredible outdoor music spaces over the coming years and following successful  shows with Echo and The Bunnymen, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Peter Hook and The Light and UB40 we look forward to showcasing the rest of the series at both Harbourside Amphitheatre, Ashton Gate Stadium and SWX.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our guests.'

For further information please visit www.skyline-series.com.

 Good Charlotte Release Video For New Single 'Shadowboxer'.

Good CharlotteSunday 15th July 2018
Good Charlotte have released "Shadowboxer", the second single taken from their anxiously awaited seventh studio album, Generation Rx. The song is available to stream and download now HERE. The band have also released an accompanying music video for the track, directed by Jake Stark. In line with Generation Rx's lyrical themes, the video for "Shadowboxer" is a solitary look at what appear to be everyday people confronting the pain and struggle that is reflected back at them as they look at themselves the mirror. Such pain is often not visible to others as the stigma of mental health issues forces many people to suffer in silence. Watch it HERE.

Due for release on September 14, 2018 via a newly minted global partnership between the band's MDDN label and BMG, "Generation Rx" is available for pre-order HERE. The band have also launched a collaboration with LA streetwear brand Chinatown Market, including limited edition shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more. "Chinatown Market for Good Charlotte" pre-order bundles are available exclusively through Good Charlotte's online store HERE.

This autumn, Good Charlotte will embark on a massive North American Tour in support of "Generation Rx" that will kick off on October 12, 2018 in Mexico City, and wrap on November 24, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the tour are on sale now. Good Charlotte will return to Europe and the UK for a tour kicking off February 1, 2019. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.

"Generation Rx" represents both a new chapter and full circle moment for the group—brothers Joel [vocals] and Benji Madden [guitar, vocals], Billy Martin [guitar], Paul Thomas [bass], and Dean Butterworth [drums]. Powered by punk spirit, rock songcraft, and cinematic ambition, they retain the signature vitality and vulnerability of their formative years, while delivering an urgent, unafraid, and undeniable message befitting of two decades in the game.

The quintet craft intricate, yet infectious anthems of hope for a generation under the shadow of the Opioid epidemic, icons gone too soon, mass tragedy, loneliness, and confusion. Produced by Zakk Cervini and Benji during intimate sessions at MDDN headquarters, the record finds Good Charlotte doing what they do best—speaking directly to the youth.

Catch Good Charlotte live at one of the following shows:

 
Good Charlotte North American Tour Dates
 
October

12th Mexico City, Mexico - Open Air ACMX
13th Puebla, Mexico - Tecate Comuna
16th Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
17th Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
19th Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
20th Lynchburg, VA - Phase 2
21st Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
23rd Worcester, MA - The Palladium
25th Toronto, ON - Rebel
26th Montreal, QC - MTelus
27th Syracuse, NY - SI Hall at the Fairgrounds
28th Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
29th New York, NY - Terminal 5

 
November

1st Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
2nd Columbus, OH - Express Live!
3rd Grand Rapids, MI - Monroe 20
4th Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
6th Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
7th Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
9th Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
10th San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
11th Dallas, TX - House of Blues
12th Houston, TX - House of Blues
14th Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
15th Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
16th Garden City, ID - Revolution Concert House
17th Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
18th Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
20th San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theater
21st Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
23rd Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
24th Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl at The Palms

Good Charlotte European/UK Tour Dates February 2019

 
1st Zürich, Switzerland - X-Tra
3rd Milan, Italy - Alcatraz
4th Munich, Germany - Zenith
5th Cologne, Germany - Palladium
7th Brussels, Belgium - AB
8th Paris, France - Zenith
9th Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle
11th Prague, Czech Republic - Forum Karlin
12th Warsaw, Poland - Torwar
13th Berlin, Germany - Columbiahale
15th Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
16th Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
18th Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
20th London, United Kingdom - Alexandra Palace

 Alter Bridge To Release Live From London Royal Albert Hall Album And DVD.

Alter BridgeSunday 15th July 2018
After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, there aren’t many items left on a band’s bucket list. For Alter Bridge, one of the remaining list items was crossed off in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Those career-defining shows were captured and combined in the upcoming Napalm Records worldwide release Live At The Royal Albert Hall on September 7th.


“I think out of all the years of doing this [music], this experience is the top two or three highlights without a doubt. It’s something that none of us are going to forgot,” explains Myles Kennedy in a recently released trailer that can be seen here: https://youtu.be/iMwwi-7wRBk.

Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a 21-song collection that features some of Alter Bridge’s biggest hits, fan favourites and even a couple of rarities including “Words Darker Than Their Wings” – a song the band had never played live previously. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing alongside the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content.

The pre-order is currently live here: http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH and at www.alterbridge.com.

A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organisation that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. The first track released from the collection is the band’s chart-topping single “Addicted To Pain.” The video for that song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/J6U-5BCDVK8.

The track listing for Live At The Royal Albert Hall is:

1) Slip To The Void                           
2) Addicted To Pain                           
3) Before Tomorrow Comes                   
4) The Writing On The Wall                    
5) Cry Of Achilles                             
6) In Loving Memory                         
7) Fortress                                  
8) Ties That Bind                             
9) The Other Side                            
10) Brand New Start                           
11) Ghost Of Days Gone By
12) The Last Hero
13) The End Is Here
14) Words Darker Than Their Wings
15) Waters Rising
16) Lover
17) Wonderful Life/Watch Over You
18) This Side Of Fate
19) Broken Wings
 20) Blackbird
21) Open Your Eyes

 Bad Rabbits Release New Song 'Dollars And Change'.

Bad RabbitsSunday 15th July 2018
Acclaimed R&B band Bad Rabbits have dropped the next song off their upcoming album Mimi – the feel-good"Dollars & Change" aims to make you feel rich even when you're broke, and the accompanying visual, featuring stunning animation by illustrator Jimmy Lazer, is another peek inside the larger-than-life story of MimiPRESS HERE to check out the video.

The band's forthcoming 7-track album Mimi (out August 10th - PRESS HERE to pre-order) is brimming with Bad Rabbits' signature O.G. funk and modern sonics. Soundtracked by shimmering synths, heavenly falsetto, ratchet horns, and swaggering bass lines, the Mimi album is a musical romp. Spontaneous and addictive, the mythical Mimi represents the quintessential dream girl...even if the Starbucks lattes and the selfies go a little overboard. A fictional short-haired, dark-skinned, social media-obsessed, voluptuous vixen named Mimi, whose sexuality is ambiguous, stands at the center of the album, where she can be found somewhere in each scene and song as the subject or a bystander. While the sonics on Mimi will jumpstart any party and provide a summer escape in true Bad Rabbits style, the storytelling found on the album ultimately is a celebration of women of all shapes, sizes, colors and walks of life, whether it be through lighthearted and innocent daydreams, or when things take an unacceptable turn for the worse into sexual harassment territory, like on "F on the J-O-B," an unconventional song in support of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements. While the track, featured on Spotify's New Music Friday, marks the return of Bad Rabbits' upbeat R&B funk, the lyrics and accompanying visual address the serious topic of sexual harassment in the workplace – an intentional juxtaposition. PRESS HERE to check out the eye-popping animated video, which sees justice served in the end.

"We actually wrote this song well before the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, and it was inspired by women's experiences in the workplace," explains vocalist Fredua Boakye. "Now, with everything that has happened in the past year, the song is even more important to us. The song and the video shame and mock the men who feel entitled to sex just because they are attracted to a woman. The narrator in this song is the guy that Mimi deals with every day at work. To the douchebags that sexually harass women, your time's up. To women, we just want you to know that we support you." 

"We're countering the stereotypes and telling a crazy story from a female point-of-view," says guitarist Salim Akram. "We're not trying to give you the perspectives of a bunch of 35-year-old guys. It's not about us – it's all about Mimi. Women need to be respected, period, and we're telling that viewpoint through the story of Mimi."

30 limited edition vinyl copies of "Dollars & Change" will be available on July 20th at www.BadRabbits.com. The 7" collector's lathe cut pressing is individually numbered and completely crafted by hand. Featuring a flood print with an image that reflects the theme of the track on the inside and hand-screened spot gloss varnish on the cover, these one-time-only records are intended for the true collector. PRESS HEREto stream another album track "Mysterious."

Bad Rabbits tapped the talents of longtime collaborator producer B. Lewis and various powerhouse, award-winning songwriters for Mimi including Teddy Riley [Michael Jackson], Sam Barsh [Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, A$AP Ferg], and Gavin Castleton [The Dear Hunter]. 

This fall, Bad Rabbits will play two London shows - October 12th at Boston Music Room and October 13th @ Bussey Building. Stay tuned for news on U.S. live dates.

 GroundCulture Release Music Video For 'Deviate'.

GroundCultureThursday 12th July 2018
Hotly-tipped Newcastle quintet GroundCulture have today released the music video for 'Deviate', from their self-titled EP released on June 1st.

Speaking of the track, singer Roy-Daniel Watson says, "'Metaphorically, Deviate speaks to me and illuminates the repetition of negative and inhibiting actions or thoughts. All around the world, the same essence permeates through people's entire journey. We need to become aware of these segments of our paradigm and learn that (with awareness, intention and accepting that were all in a pool of pure potential, equipped with far more power than we ever can perceive) we're more than capable of flipping the script and redefining ourselves.
There's a duality in story.. Have I made the change and redirected my life? Or am I reflecting on life before I throw in the towel and remove myself from that headspace in the only way that I that I feel I can?

I want to tell people it's okay to go to that place. It weighs you down, but if you realise your true value, being that low in the first place can be a catalyst to explode into pure, vibrant strength."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqpW2H6SiSQ&feature=youtu.be
GroundCulture follow recent shows with 30 Seconds To Mars and Every Time I Die with an appearance at Y Not Festival on July 27th.

 Northlane Release New Single 'Vultures'.

NorthlaneThursday 12th July 2018
Northlane have released their new stand-alone single "Vultures" today via UNFD. Northlane's most aggressive track in years, "Vultures" is the band at their dark and scathing best – but entirely on their own terms.
 
There's a vulture waiting to pick at my bones and bury me alive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Ms6atpNRA&feature=youtu.be
Confronting those who've tried to contain Northlane over the years, "Vultures" is a frantic purge of frustration and bile, carried forth by the band at their heavy best. Northlane frontman Marcus Bridge has been on the receiving end of wild expectation and criticism ever since he stepped up to the microphone in 2014 and he's had enough.
 
"The main message is not having to live up to someone's expectations or live within someone's idea of what you should be," says Bridge. "It stems from a built-up number of things over the last few years that comes with people expecting what we are supposed to sound like as a band since I've come on board. A lot of that stuff that has given us this feeling to want to talk about it. It's important to be true to yourself and not let anyone mould you in a way that isn't the way you want to be.
 
"Just being able to talk about this subject at a point in time now where I see Northlane as being our band now, I don't feel like the new guy anymore. It feels like we are finally doing us and it's all feeling a lot more natural."
 

After announcing they'd be taking time out from the Australian touring circuit in early-2018, Northlanehad their first real break in years. During this downtime music was never far from their collective minds and feeling inspired and invigorated again, "Vultures" was created.
 
To bring Vultures to life, Northlane returned to their roots in Western Sydney and recorded the instruments at Chris Blancato's studio (the same place they recorded the instruments for Hollow Existence and the single "Rot") with vocals laid down at Electric Sun Studios with Dave Petrovic (where Discoveries was recorded). The band also introduced some new faces into the recording process with Drew Fulk (Motionless in White, Pop Evil) co-producing the track with the band and mixing handled by Adam "Nolly" Getgood (Periphery).
 
Bridge too has his own personal history at Electric Sun Studios, recording there a decade prior, and revisiting both their pasts really cemented his place within Northlane. 
 
"It was really special to come back Electric Sun and merge mine and Northlane's history together," he finishes.
 The band will also be returning to the UK this November for the Never Say Die Tour.

You can see Northlane at the following dates:

4th November Koko London
5th November SWX  Bristol
6th November Club Academy Manchester
7th November Asylum Birmingham

Tickets on sale now.

Northlane released their previous album Mesmer in March 2017 as a surprise to fans, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Chart and earned the band their second ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album that same year. In 2018, Mesmer has been on to be nominated for an AIR award for Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album, as well as Best Artwork at the Heavy Music Awards.

"Vultures" is available now on limited edition vinyl (only 300 copies worldwide) and on all streaming services.
Northlane - "Vultures" is out now on UNFD.

 Blood Red Shoes Release New Single 'Call Me Up Victoria'.

Blood Red ShoesThursday 12th July 2018