The Movielife Stream New Album.

 Black Star Riders sign New Deal With Nuclear Blast Records.

 The Haunted To Release 9th Studio Album.

 Phil Campbell And The bastard Sons Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

 Deaf Havana Release Video for 'Happiness'.

 The amity Affliction Cover The Weekend For Punk Goes Pop Vol 7.

 Alter Bridge Release Video Footage Of O2 Arena Show.

 Madball Head Out On UK Tour.

 Black Sabbath Announce Ten Year War.

 Arch Enemy To Release New Album 'Will To Power' In September.

 Deaf Havana Go Tour Crazy.

 The Wurzels Release New Song 'Old Rosie'.

 Foo Fighters Announce New Studio Album'.

 More Bands Added To Bloodstock Festival 2017.

 Welcome To Josh Todd And The Conflict.

 Eighteen Visions Announce First UK Shows In Over Ten Years.

 Saxon To release The Solid Book Of Rock.

 

  1. Solid Ball Of Rock
  2. Forever Free
  3. Dogs Of War
  4. Unleash The Beast
  5. Metalhead
  6. Killing Ground
  7. Lionheart
  8. The Inner Sanctum
  9. Into The Labyrinth 

 

Book Set Full Tracklist & Bonus material are:

Solid Ball Of Rock (1991)

  1. Solid Ball Of Rock
  2. Altar Of The Gods
  3. Requiem (We Will Remember)
  4. Lights In the Sky
  5. I Just Can't Get Enough
  6. Baptism Of Fire
  7. Ain't Gonna Take It
  8. I'm On Fire
  9. Overture In B-Minor / Refugee
  10. Bavarian Beaver
  11. Crash Dive

 

Bonus Tracks: 12. Requiem (We Will Remember) [single version] 13. Reeperbahn Stomp
Forever Free (1992)

  1. Forever Free
  2. Hole In The Sky
  3. Just Wanna Make Love To You
  4. Get Down And Dirty
  5. Iron Wheels
  6. One Step Away
  7. Can't Stop Rockin'
  8. Nighthunter
  9. Grind
  10. Cloud Nine

 

Bonus Tracks: 11. Princess Of The Night [live] 12. Forever Free [live]
Dogs of War (1995)

  1. Dogs Of War
  2. Burning Wheels
  3. Don't Worry
  4. Big Twin Rolling (Coming Home)
  5. Hold On
  6. The Great White Buffalo
  7. Demolition Alley
  8. Walking Through Tokyo
  9. Give It All Away
  10. Yesterday's Gone

 

Bonus Tracks: 11. The Great White Buffalo [live] 12. Denim And Leather [live]
Unleash The Beast (1997)

  1. Gothic Dreams
  2. Unleash The Beast
  3. Terminal Velocity
  4. Circle Of Light
  5. The Thin Red Line
  6. Ministry Of Fools
  7. The Preacher
  8. Bloodletter
  9. Cut Out The Disease
  10. Absent Friends
  11. All Hell Breaking Loose

 

Bonus Tracks: 12. Solid Ball Of Rock [live] on SPV 74192 CD in 2007 13. Crusader [live] on SPV 74192 CD in 2007
Metalhead (1999)

  1. Intro
  2. Metalhead
  3. Are We Travellers In Time
  4. Conquistador
  5. What Goes Around
  6. Song Of Evil
  7. All Guns Blazing
  8. Prisoner
  9. Piss Off
  10. Watching You
  11. Sea Of Life

 

Killing Ground (2001)

  1. Intro
  2. Killing Ground
  3. Court Of The Crimson King
  4. Coming Home
  5. Until Hell Freezes Over
  6. Dragon's Lair
  7. You Don't Know What You've Got
  8. Deeds Of Glory
  9. Running For The Border
  10. Shadows On The Wall
  11. Rock Is Our Life

 

Bonus CD – 'Classics Re-Recorded':

1. Princess Of The Night
2. Crusader
3. Wheels Of Steel
4. Motorcycle Man
5. Strong Arm Of The Law
6. Denim And Leather
7. Dallas 1pm
8. And The Bands Played On

 

Lionheart (2004)

  1. Witchfinder General
  2. Man And Machine
  3. The Return
  4. Lionheart
  5. Beyond The Grave
  6. Justice
  7. To Live By The Sword
  8. Jack Tars
  9. English Man O'War
  10. Searching For Atlantis
  11. Flying On The Edge

 

Bonus CD:
Studio Audio – Rough Mix [moved from the DVD]

1. Witchfinder General
2. Man And Machine
3. The Return
4. Lionheart
5. Beyond The Grave
6. Justice
7. To Live By The Sword
8. Jack Tars
9. English Man O'War
10. Searching For Atlantis
11. Flying On The Edge
12. Beyond The Grave [single version]

Bonus DVD:
1. Lionheart – in the studio [3.32]
2. Lionheart – live [7.40]
3. Beyond The Grave – promo video [3.45]
4. 5.1 96k high end sound mix of the entire album [11 tracks] [45.09]
The Inner Sanctum (2007)

  1. State Of Grace
  2. Need For Speed
  3. Let Me Feel Your Power
  4. Red Star Falling
  5. I've Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
  6. If I Was You
  7. Going Nowhere Fast
  8. Ashes To Ashes
  9. Empire Rising
  10. Attila The Hun

 

Bonus DVD: "A Night Out With The Boys" [41.26]

1. To Hell And Back Again
2. A Night Out With Boys – The Idea
3. A Night Out With Boys – Not Really
4. See The Light Shining
5. A Night Out With Boys – How It Started
6. Redline
7. Suzie Hold On
8. Stand Up And Be Counted
9. Frozen Rainbow
10. Never Surrender

Into the Labyrinth (2009)

  1. Battalions Of Steel
  2. Live To Rock
  3. Demon Sweeney Todd
  4. The Letter
  5. Valley Of The Kings
  6. Slow Lane Blues
  7. Crime Of Passion
  8. Premonition In D Minor
  9. Voice
  10. Protect Yourselves
  11. Hellcat
  12. Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
  13. Coming Home [bottleneck version]

Bonus DVD:
1. "Perceval" – Spanish art film, directed by Pablo Aragues Millan [20.09] [in Latin with subtitles]
(Biff plays King Arthur)
2. "Let There Be Light" – documentary about the live staging and lighting [36.48] [in German with subtitles]
3. Audio interview with Biff Byford – Biff talks about the songs on "Into The Labyrinth" [18.44]

 Deaf Havana Announce New Single Happiness'.

 In This Moment Release Lyric Video For 'Roots'.

 Iced Earth 'Incorruptible' Out Now.

Iced Earth.Saturday 17th June 2017
ICED EARTH’s new studio album 'Incorruptible' is out today!
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Get it now: http://smarturl.it/INCORRUPTIBLE

Long awaited and praised by both the fans and the media “Incorruptible” is a milestone in ICED EARTH’s discography.

‘“Iced Earth’s aptly titled 12th studio album adheres to their many trademarks, fusing fascinating lyrics with riffs as big as oak trees.” – METAL HAMMER UK

"... INCORRUPTIBLE reminds of the glory times of the Iced Earth discography." – METAL HAMMER Germany

„One of the highlights of the year, hands down, this is solid evidence that Iced Earth are truly incorruptible.” – POWERPLAY UK

"Amazing craftwork!” – ROCK TRIBUNE Belgium

“‘Incorruptible’ is a Top album!" – AARDSCHOCK Netherlands

Check out the four previously released single tracks:

“Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862)”
Youtube (lyric video): https://youtu.be/wmljtVrxul0
“Great Heathen Army”
Youtube (lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_VbMVwVuhw
“Raven Wing”
Youtube (lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAKvZKRk_Rs
“Seven Headed Whore”
Youtube (lyric video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sneo7yuIYFo

“Incorruptible” will be available in the following formats:

  1. Deluxe CD Digipak with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)
  1. CD Digipak (only available in the USA)
     
  1. Strictly limited artboook with gold foil band logo, 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10” vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies
  1. Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colours (see below for exact colour split)
    With gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180 g vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs
  1. Standard CD Jewelcase
     
  1. Digital download / stream

 
The 2LP version of “Incorruptible” is offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Black vinyl: unlimited and offered through all retail channels
  2. Dark-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in the UK
  3. Yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
  4. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  5. Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
  7. Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, distributed through RED in the USA
  8. White vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively offered in the USA through F.Y.E.
  9. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

The artbook version of “Incorruptible” will be offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Transparent-red vinyl: main version, available through all retail channels
  2. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro --- SOLD OUT
  3. Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  4. Black vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  5. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

“Incorruptible” tracklist:
1. Great Heathen Army (5:21) --- watch lyric video here
2. Black Flag (4:56)
3. Raven Wing (6:25) --- watch lyric video here
4. The Veil (4:47)
5. Seven Headed Whore (3.00) --- watch lyric video here
6. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
8. Brothers (4:45)
9. Defiance (4:08)
10.Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30) 

 Deez Nuts for Impericon Never Say Die! 2017 Tour.

Deez Nuts.Saturday 17th June 2017
While starting their current European tour that will take DEEZ NUTS to various festivals like Hellfest (F), With Full Force (DE), Vainstream (DE), Rock For People (CZ), Resurrection (ES), Nord Open Air (DE) and many more they are already announcing being part of the amazing billing of the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2017.
IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR 2017 featuring:

DEEZ NUTS

Emmure, Chelsea Grin, Sworn In, Kublai Kahn, Polaris, Lorna Shore
02.11.17 (DE) Hamburg - Gruenspan   
03.11.17 (DE) Wiesbaden - Schlachthof   
04.11.17 (BE) Brugge - Entrepot   
05.11.17 (UK) London - The Electric Ballroom  
06.11.17 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy  
07.11.17 (UK) Glasgow - Garage  
08.11.17 (UK) Cardiff - Tramshed  

09.11.17 (NL) Haarlem - Patronaat  
10.11.17 (DE) Berlin - SO36  
11.11.17 (PL) Wroclaw - Zaklęte Rewiry  
12.11.17 (CZ) Prague - Storm Club  
13.11.17 (HU) Budapest - Dürer Kert  
14.11.17 (AT) Vienna - Arena  
15.11.17 (IT) Bologna - Zona Roveri  
16.11.17 (DE) München - Backstage  
17.11.17 (CH) Pratteln - Z7   
18.11.17 (F) Lyon - MJC O Totem  
19.11.17 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2  
20.11.17 (ES) Madrid - Caracol   
22.11.17 (F) Savigny Le Temple - L’Empreinte  
23.11.17 (DE) Saarbrücken - Garage  
24.11.17 (DE) Leipzig - Werk 2  
25.11.17 (DE) Köln - Essigfabrik  
26.11.17 (DE) Stuttgart - LKA

Tickets: http://neversaydietour.com

Avocado Booking and Impericon are excited to announce that Hope For The Day will once again return as a partner for Impericon Never Say Die! 2017.

“It's an honor to be the charity partner of the Never Say Die Tour for the 4th year. Each night we continue to break the silence of stigma, by being proactive on suicide prevention letting those living with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues know that ITS OK NOT TO BE OK. We will reduce the rates of suicide by raising the visibility of resources and empowering individuals to start the conversation in their communities.”

For more info please check: http://www.hftd.org/what-we-do

 Dance Gavin Dance Release New Music Video.

Dance Gavin Dance.Saturday 17th June 2017
Dance Gavin Dance has released a new music video for 'Summertime Gladness' ahead of their summer-long appearance on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour.

Watch the video here 

Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act which fuses elements of emo, post-hardcore, jazz fusion, progressive rock and screamo into their signature sound, has seen their last five album's chart on the Billboard Top 200.

You can see Dance Gavin Dance on the following Vans Warped Tour dates:
6/16 — Seattle, WA
6/17 — Salem, OR 
6/21 — Albuquerque, NM
6/22 — Phoenix, AZ
6/23 — Las Vegas, NV
6/24 — Salt Lake City UT
6/25 — Denver, CO
6/27 — Nashville, TN
6/29 — Atlanta, GA
6/30 — Orlando, FL
7/1 — St. Petersburg, FL
7/2 — West Palm Beach, FL
7/4 — Wilmington, NC
7/6 — Charlotte, NC
7/7 — Camden, NJ
7/8 — Wantagh, NY
7/9 — Hartford, CT
7/10 — Scranton, PA
7/11 — Virginia Beach, VA
7/12 — Mansfield, MA
7/13 — Darien Center, NY
7/14 — Burgettstown, PA
7/15 — Holmdel, NJ
7/16 — Columbia, MD
7/18 — Cuyahoga Falls, OH
7/19 — Cincinnati, OH
7/20 — Noblesville, IN
7/21 — Auburn Hills, MI
7/22 — Tinley Park, IL
7/23 — Shakopee, MN
7/24 — Milwaukee, WI
7/26 — St. Louis, MO
7/27 — Bonner Springs, KS
7/28 — Dallas, TX
7/29 — San Antonio, TX
7/30 — Houston, TX
8/1 — Las Cruces, NM
8/4 — Mountain View, CA
8/5 — San Diego, CA
8/6 — Pomona, CA

 Machine Gun Kelly Announce UK Tour.

Machine Gun Kelly.Friday 16th June 2017
EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist Machine Gun Kelly announced UK tour dates for his headlining tour, THE 27 TOUR, following the release of his highly anticipated album titled bloom.  The UK tour will kick off in Birmingham at the O2 Academy on Friday, September 22. General tickets will go on sale June 9.

Machine Gun Kelly has also announced he will be joining Linkin Park on the US leg of their upcoming One More Light World Tour which kicks off on July 27 in Boston, MA. Check out the special announcement on Genius HERE.  

On the heels of his chart topping single, "Bad Things," selling over 4.5M+ worldwide, "At My Best" was the number one most added song at Rhythmic radio and has amassed more than 39M+ streams globally to date. The song is currently in the top 20 at Top 40 radio, you can check out the video for "At My Best" HERE.
Adding to his already blossoming year, Machine Gun Kelly is nominated for Top Rap Collaboration at this year's 2017 Billboard Music Awards. He will also be performing at the Alternative Press Music Awards on July 17. He has been nominated for both Song Of The Year and Best New Artist. The fourth annual APMAs will broadcast live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. Machine Gun Kelly recently took home a Radio Disney Music Award for Best Collaboration with his hit single "Bad Things."

Machine Gun Kelly was also featured on British girl group Little Mix's latest single "No More Sad Songs." His sophomore album General Admission debuted at #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts.
Full UK tour dates below:
 
DATE           CITY                                                    VENUE
22-Sep        Birmingham, UK                             O2 Academy
23-Sep        London, UK                                       O2 Academy Brixton
24-Sep        Leeds, UK                                          O2 Academy
26-Sep        Newcastle, UK                                 O2 Academy
27-Sep        Glasgow, UK                                    O2 Academy
28-Sep        Manchester, UK                             O2 Ritz
29-Sep        Nottingham, UK                              Rock City
30-Sep        Bristol, UK                                         O2 Academy

 Imagine Dragons Gear Up To Release New Album 'Evolve.

Imagine Dragons.Friday 16th June 2017
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will release their third album, Evolve, on June 23rd via KIDinaKORNER / Polydor Records. The band also brought their electrifying live show to London's Roundhouse June 7th, following a performance at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull May 27th.

Pre-order 'Evolve' from the band's official store before 15th May for a chance to access tickets to this very special underplay show June 7th from the band's official store: https://ImagineDragons.lnk.to/Evolve/officialartiststore
The album is also available for pre-order from all participating digital retailers. Those who pre-order Evolve will receive instant downloads of the first single "Believer," plus new songs "Thunder" and "Whatever It Takes." Listen to "Whatever it Takes" HERE.

"Believer" spent six consecutive weeks at No. 1 at Alternative Radio in the US and  broke a 13+ year record for number of spins at the format, besting the record previously held by Linkin Park's "Faint" in 2003. 'The track has already picked up over 30 million views on Youtube, over 2 million daily plays on Spotify and been a mainstay on UK radio.

Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons released their debut album 'Night Visions' in 2012 selling over five million copies worldwide, and becoming the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. The standout single, 'Radioactive' went Diamond (10x platinum) in the US, Platinum in the UK and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for "Best Rock Performance."

Their second album Smoke + Mirrors debuted at #1 in the UK Chart and went on to go Gold selling over 170,000 albums. Imagine Dragons have played live sets for massive crowds across the UK including Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, and many sold out UK arenas.
 
Evolve full tracklisting -
 
1.       I Don't Know Why 
2.       Whatever It Takes
3.       Believer
4.       Walking The Wire
5.       Rise Up 
6.       I'll Make It Up To You 
7.       Yesterday
8.       Mouth Of The River 
9.       Thunder
10.   Start Over
11.   Dancing In The Dark

 Cradle Of Filth Announce New Album And UK Tour.

Cradle Of Filth.Friday 16th June 2017
UK's legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have announced the details for the band's upcoming 12th full-length album.

'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay' will be released on September 22nd via Nuclear Blast. You can view the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš below. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record's artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a "sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism".

Commented the infamous Dani Filth:
"The album is deeply infused with Victorian gothic horror and thus the title is a reflection of that. 'Cryptoriana' implies the Victorian's infatuation with the supernatural, the grave and the ghoulish. And the subtitle 'The Seductiveness Of Decay' further cements this attraction to death and the glittering lengthy process of self-annihilation."

The first single off 'Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay' will be released on July 5th, the same day that the album pre-order will become available.
Today the band also announces their first full scale UK and Ireland tour in years, starting in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 30th October.

Added Dani Filth
"We, as a band, are incredibly excited about hitting the UK and Ireland for a full run of dates around All Hallows Eve, as playing the band's home country is always great fun and the audiences here are very receptive. And nuts. The dates will be the first in a long line of shows that will extend throughout the rest of the World throughout 2018. We aim to be very prolific on the live front, delivering a show worthy of our fan's exalted expectations and more"

CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR:
30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Leeds – Church
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol – Bierkeller

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, June 19th here: www.ticketmaster.co.uk  

 Patent Pending Release New Music Video.

Patent Pending.Thursday 15th June 2017
With a knack for writing ridiculously catchy songs combined with a DIY punk-rock ethos, Long Island rockers Patent Pending truly encapsulate what pop-punk is all about. From basements to festivals to countless cross-country and international tours, Patent Pending are equally known for their ability to make a serious emotional connection with fans- "You always have a home here at Patent Pending shows," frontman Joe Ragosta tells Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them- and their ability to make them dance.

Patent Pending's latest offering is Other People's Greatest Hits, out now on Rude Records. The ten-track cover album that runs the gamut from current chart-toppers to classic hits in an impressive variety of genres. With their takes on Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca", Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You", and more, The Moshville Times says "they're pretty much all way out of the comfort zone and yet they still sound like Patent Pending", while Thinking Lyrically praises the band's "talent for turning any song into an anthem."

Taken from this new release is the new video single 'Wasted Wake Me Up', a mash-up of Tiesto's "Wasted" and Avicii's "Wake Me Up", with Ragosta saying, "It's very common and very easy for people to overlook EDM music. We wanted to make these two songs rock so people who would much prefer rock to EDM could hear these tremendous melodies and catchy sing along parts it in a more familiar way." The video for "Wasted/ Wake Me Up" shows Ragosta in his paint-splattered bedroom. A tennis racket flies off the wall, he smashes a guitar, and he uses a water gun to squirt even more paint all over the walls. It's a blast to watch- oh, and it's done entirely in reverse, with back-and-forth boomerang-style clips throughout. The video ends with him lying on the bed, the sheets and walls no longer covered in paint. Watch it:
https://youtu.be/2TlKpfuvgOQ

Patent Pending Released 'Other People's Greatest Hits'on 26th March via Rude Records. Get it at: 
Digital: http://smarturl.it/PPOPGHDigital
Physical: http://smarturl.it/PPOPGHPhysical 
Stream via Spotify HERE
Watch 'Wasted Wake Me Up': https://youtu.be/2TlKpfuvgOQ
Patent Pending Live: August 18th – September 3rd in the US with Simple Plan
Patent Pending Socials: https://www.facebook.com/patentpendingmusic | https://twitter.com/ptpgofficial | http://www.patentpendingmusic.com

"Other People's Greatest Hits" Tracklisting:

  1. Wasted/Wake Me Up – originally by Tiesto / Avicii (Stream Here)
  2. Spice Up Your Life – originally by Spice Girls (Stream Here)
  3. Can't Take My Eyes Off You – originally by The Four Seasons
  4. Never Gonna Give You Up – originally by Rick Astley (Stream Here)
  5. Shout Out To My Ex – originally by Little Mix (Stream Here)
  6. Livin' La Vida Loca – originally by Ricky Martin
  7. All Time Low – originally by Jon Bellion
  8. Mr Brightside – originally by The Killers
  9. Shape Of You – originally by Ed Sheeran
  10. See You Again – originally by Miley Cyrus

 Bowling For soup Drop Video For 'Don't Be A Dick'.

Bowling For Soup.Thursday 15th June 2017
Following on from the huge success of Bowling For Soup's Slam Dunk Festival headline appearance, Jaret, Chris, Erik and Gary are delighted to share their new music video with the world.

Don't Be A Dick is the second single to be released from Bowling For Soup's critically acclaimed album Drunk Dynasty. For this epic NSFW video, BFS enlisted the animation skills of Chris Fafalios from the band Punchline. Immortalised within the video is a former crew member that recently left the BFS team, he was not aware of his star role until after the video was released, having helped create Bowling For Soup history, he is now part of the very fabric forever.

Check out the video right now, soak in the message and go forth with the mantra of "Don't Be  A Dick!"
Headlining The Fireball Stage at Slam Dunk has topped what has been a fantastic last eighteen months for Bowling For Soup with many notable achievements. This time last year they embarked on the "How About Another Round Tour" in the UK, which sold out almost every night and saw the band play to almost 30,000 people alongside their friends in The Dollyrots and Lacey.

They were back to wow UK audiences again in October as special guests on Steel Panthers' arena tour, something which was swiftly followed by the release of their hugely popular new album Drunk Dynasty. The year was capped off by the release of Bowling For Soup's first official live acoustic CD and DVD, Live In A Freakin' English Church, recorded right here in the UK at London's majestic Union Chapel. 

Next up on the Bowling For Soup itinerary is the Jaret Reddick UK solo tour "Heartache & Hilarity" coming up this September. These intimate shows will see Jaret talking about all things BFS & Jaret and playing songs from his career, tickets are available right now on http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk and https://www.axs.com.

 Devin Townsend Project Added To Ramblin Man Fair.

Ramblin Man Fair.Thursday 15th June 2017
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful second year in 2016, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2017!

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

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

Ramblin' Man Fair for the first time adds a third day, The festival will now be open from 4pm on Friday 28th July.

The festival will be split into four stages over three days. Stages announced so far include Planet Rock Mainstage, Prog In the Park Stage, Outlaw Country Stage and Blues Stage. New for 2017 is a Guest stage unique to next year's event more details of which will emerge in a later release.

New Band Announced:

Devin Townsend Project (Prog in the Park Stage Headliner): 
Devin Townsend is a peripatetic. A musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer, his career has been highlighted by an ability to veer from one musical style to another with effortless brilliance. Whether going for an all out metal assault, as with Strapping Young Lad, or for a more avant-garde progressive inference, which is the case with the Devin Townsend Project, the Canadian has established himself as one of the most fascinating and unpredictable artists on the planet.

Friday only ticket General Admission - £45*
Friday only ticket VIP - £65*

Weekend General Admission – £150.00*
Weekend VIP - £250.00*
*Subject to booking Fee

Day Tickets Now On Sale at
Day General Admission - £85*
Day VIP Admission - £125*
*Subject to booking Fee

 Queens Of The Stone Age Back With New Album And UK Tour.

Queens Of The Stone Age.Thursday 15th June 2017
Hundreds of epic shows, memory lapses, unexplained injuries, one yearlong detour with Iggy Pop and multiple Grammy nominations later, Queens Of The Stone Age reemerge from the desert newly scarred and somehow strangely prettier with lucky seventh album, Villains, out 25th August on Matador Records. Now available for preorder on deluxe vinyl, standard vinyl, CD and digital (all formats include an instant download of first single "The Way You Used To Do"),  Villains consists of the following songs:
 
             1. Feet Don't Fail Me
             2. The Way You Used To Do
             3. Domesticated Animals
             4. Fortress
             5. Head Like A Haunted House
             6. Un-Reborn Again
             7. Hideaway
             8. The Evil Has Landed
             9. Villains Of Circumstance
 
Produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin and mixed by Alan Moulder, Villains is the first full album offering from Queens Of The Stone Age since 2013's ...Like Clockwork  gave the band its first #1 album in the U.S. (and #1s in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, #2s in the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Norway, New Zealand, Finland... but really, who's counting?). Like the stunning artwork of returning illustrator Boneface, the sonic signatures of the lineup that took ...Like Clockwork  around the world and back—Founder/guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen (guitar, keys), Michael Shuman (bass), Dean Fertita (keys, guitar), Jon Theodore (drums)—are as unmistakable as ever, though coexisting with sufficient new twists to induce recurring double takes. As Homme himself puts it, "The most important aspect of making this record was redefining our sound, asking and answering the question 'what do we sound like now?' If you can't make a great first record, you should just stop—but if you can make a great record but you keep making records and your sound doesn't evolve, you become a parody of that original sound."

Of his role working within such a closed and confident ecosystem as Queens Of The Stone Age, Ronson says, "Queens are and have always been my favourite rock n roll band ever since I walked into Tower on Sunset and bought Rated R in the summer of 2000, so it was incredibly surreal to be welcomed into their secret, pirate clan—or the 'jacuzzi' as Josh likes to call it. I also knew that my super fandom alone would not keep me in the jacuzzi. There were moments during the making of the album in which i was aware i was watching my musical heroes craft something that was sure to become one of my favourite moments on any Queens album. And to have some part in that felt like being in a dream--a very heavy, dark, wonderful dream."

Longtime Queens cohort co-producer Mark Rankin added, "After the baptism of fire that was ...Like Clockwork, I was excited to get into the studio again with the challenge of pushing the sound for this record, especially with the addition of Ronson into the creative mix. We wanted to evolve the production to be processed in a modern way yet be totally organic and still performed fully live, like lifting a veil and what you thought was electronic is actually live and things are not as they first appear... What we've made is forward looking yet unmistakably Queens."

Queens Of The Stone Age have also today announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for November. The new shows are detailed below. For further information, keep an eye on Queens Of The Stone Age sites and socials and just let go.

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE VILLAINS UK and Ireland Tour

Sunday 19th November             Manchester Arena
Tuesday 21st November            London The O2
Thursday 23rd November          Edinburgh Usher Hall
Friday 24th November               Dublin 3Arena

 Counterparts To Release New Album.

Counterparts.Thursday 15th June 2017
Canadian melodic-hardcore band Counterparts have announced plans to release their 3rd, full-length album, You're Not You Anymore, on 22nd September via Pure Noise Records. The band have unveiled a video for the record's first new song, "Bouquet," and has launched a pre-order for the record at http://notyou.ca.
Watch the new video for 'Bouquet' here
"YNYA is the perfect blend of every record we've released prior. I feel like we did a great job at capturing the best parts of Counterparts. Not to sound like a broken record, but these are definitely the coolest songs we've ever written. I really do hope you enjoy it. If not, I'm sorry and I guess we'll try harder next time." - Brendan Murphy (vocals)

 You're Not You Anymore Track List:
 1. Walk Away Slowly
2. Bouquet
3.Arms Like Teeth
4. No Servant of Mine
5.  Haunt Me
6. Swim Beneath My Skin
7.Thieves
8. Rope
9. A Memory Misread
10. Fragile Limbs
11. You're Not You Anymore

Counterparts' upcoming record, You're Not You Anymore, follows the band's critically heralded, 2015 album, Tragedy Will Find Us. The news comes just a few days before the band kicks off their summer-long run on the Vans Warped Tour. 

Counterparts will be returning to the UK and Europe this winter for a headline tour. Supports come from Polar and Napoleon.
The band will play the following dates:

11th November Patterns, Brighton, UK
12th November Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
13th November Vintage Bar, Doncaster, UK 
14th November Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
15th November G2, Glasgow, UK
16th November Rebellion, Manchester, UK
17th November Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
18th November The Dome, London, UK
19th November Joiners, Southampton, UK
21st November Patronaat, Harlem, Holland
22nd November Lux, Hanover, Germany 
23rd November Poglos, Warsaw, Poland 
24th November Firlej, Wroclaw, Poland
25th Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary

 Emmure To Headline Impericon Never Say Die! 2017 Tour.

Impericon.Thursday 15th June 2017
Notorious NYC deathcore mob Emmure are very pleased to announce that they will be headlining the ‘Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2017'!
The UK leg will kick off on 5th November at The Electric Ballroom, London – taking the quintet across four UK cities culminating on 8th November at Tramshed, Cardiff.

Regarding the announcement Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri said:
“We’re very excited to finally be making our way back to Europe and the UK to play for some our most loyal and die-hard fans. Look At Yourself showcases some of our best material to date, and we cannot be more pumped about playing more new music for our fans overseas!"

UK dates are as follows:
5th Nov - London @ The Electric Ballroom
6th Nov - Manchester @ Club Academy
7th Nov - Glasgow @ Garage
8th Nov - Cardiff @ Tramshed

Tickets are on sale now! Available here: http://www.neversaydietour.com
The package boasts a billing of seven potent and cutting edge metal acts. Emmure will be touring alongside Deez Nutz, Chelsea Grin, Sworn In and Kublai Khan - with Polaris and Lorna Shore playing as rotating show openers. The full tour dates will take the bands across 12 countries throughout the month of November, kicking off in Hamburg, Germany on November 2nd, finishing in Stuttgart, Germany on 26th November.
2nd Nov – (DE) Hamburg @ Gruenspan
3rd Nov –  (DE) Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
4th Nov – (BE) Bruges @ Entreepot
5th Nov – (UK) London @ The Electric Ballroom
6th Nov – (UK) Manchester @ Club Academy
7th Nov – (UK) Glasgow @ Garage
8th Nov – (UK) Cardiff @ Tramshed
9th Nov – (NL) Haarlem @ Patronaat
10th Nov – (DE) Berlin @ SO36
11th Nov – (PL) Wroclaw @ Zaklęte Rewiry
12th Nov – (CZ) Prague @ Storm Club
13th Nov – (HU) Budapest @ Dürer Kert
14th Nov – (AT) Wien @ Arena
15th Nov – (IT) Bologna @ Zona Roveri
16th Nov – (DE) München @ Backstage
17th Nov – (CH ) Pratteln @ Z7
18th Nov – (FR) Lyon @ MJC O Totem
19th Nov – (ES) Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 2
20th Nov – (ES) Madrid @ Caracol
22nd Nov – (FR) Savigny Le Temple @ L’Empreinte
23rd Nov – (DE) Saarbrücken @ Garage
24th Nov – (DE) Leipzig @ Werk 2
25th Nov – (DE) Köln @ Essigfabrik
26th Nov – (DE) Stuttgart @ LKA

 Anteros Release Video For 'Cherry Drop'.

Anteros.Thursday 15th June 2017
Today, Anteros reveal the video for their new single 'Cherry Drop', the latest to be released from their new EP 'Drunk' which is out now on Distiller Records. To celebrate the release, the band will play a headline show at London’s Sebright Arms on April 27th. Watch the video for ‘Cherry Drop’ here, featuring cameos from Two Door Cinema Club and Sundara Karma.

Of the new video, the band say: "We’ve spent a lot of time touring with our favourite bands and friends in 2017. We wanted to share our tour experience in our video for ‘Cherry Drop’, which was shot by Phoebe Fox."

Anteros recently supported Two Door Cinema Club on their UK tour and Blaenavon and White Lies in the UK and Europe. 2016 saw the band being tipped by Annie Mac, and single ‘The Beat’ chosen as Phil Taggart’s Single of the Week, followed by an opening slot on Glastonbury’s Other Stage and a sold out London headline show. So far, the band have been compared to the likes of Blondie, No Doubt, The Pretenders and Best Coast and lauded for their ‘60s pop savvy, 70s new wave ’tude and 90s swagger’ (The Guardian). With a jam-packed live schedule and plethora of infectious new material in the works, 2017 is sure to be the year to propel Anteros into the stratosphere.

The ‘Drunk’ EP is out now on Distiller Records including the below tracks:
1.       Drunk
2.       On The Moon
3.       Cherry Drop
4.       High, Goodbye

Anteros will play the following live dates in 2017, more to be announced:
JULY
20 - Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire
AUGUST
04 – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire
SEPTEMBER
01 – Bingley Music Live Festival
25 - Komedia, Brighton
26 - Bodega, Nottingham
27 - Oporto, Leeds
28 – Leadmill 2, Sheffield
29 - Jumpin' Jacks, Newcastle
30 - Tenement Trail, Glasgow

 Airbourne Announce UK Tour.

Airbourne.Thursday 15th June 2017
Following a blistering mainstage performance at this year's Download Festival, Airbourne can now reveal a full list of headline UK tour dates for November 2017, including a show at the world famous Roundhouse, Camden. In addition to this, Airbourne will be headlining Hard Rock Hell festival November 17th, Wales.

All upcoming UK dates as follows;-

Fri       10-Nov           UK, Wales, Hafan Y Mor, Hard Rock Hell
Sat       11-Nov           UK, Bristol Academy
Mon    13-Nov           UK, Glasgow Academy
Tue     14-Nov           UK, Manchester Academy
Wed    15-Nov           UK, London Roundhouse
Sat       18-Nov           UK, Norwich UEA
Sun      19-Nov           UK, Oxford Academy
Mon    20-Nov           UK, Sheffield Academy
Wed    22-Nov           UK, Nottingham, Rock City

Live Nation Presale: ‪Thursday 15th June @ 10am
General On Sale: ‪Friday 16th June @ 10am
Tickets: www.livenation.co.uk / www.ticketmaster.co.uk / www.airbournerock.com

Meanwhile, both Joel and Ryan O'Keefe attended Monday nights Metal Hammer 'Golden Gods' Awards in London, where Joel picked up the coveted Dimebag Darrell 'Shredder' award, beating members of Megadeth, Dillinger Escape Plan and Of Mice and Men.

Airbourne recently welcomed guitarist and longtime staunch mate Matt 'Harri' Harrison to the ranks; this comes in the wake of longstanding band member David Roads' decision to depart the world of rock 'n' roll.

Current album, 'Breakin' Outta Hell' is available now via Spinefarm Records.

 Skinny Lister And Beans n Toast For Co-headline Tour.

Beans On Toast.Thursday 15th June 2017
This coming winter Beans on Toast and Skinny Lister will head out on a co-headline tour of the UK.

Label mates, touring buddies and drinking companions they make a perfect match. Both bands are hardworking, fun Loving, heavy touring acts that bring a unique and modern take on the age old tradition of English folk music. Together they are given the opportunity to play on bigger stages and bring their shows to larger audiences. Both bands will be playing full sets. It's going to be one hell of a party. So without further ado we're proud to announce..

DOUBLE TROUBLE TOUR 
21/11 LEEDS Stylus
22/11 MANCHESTER O2 The Ritz
23/11 GLASGOW Oran Mor
24/11 NEWCASTLE Newcastle Uni
25/11 SHEFFIELD The Leadmill
28/11 BIRMINGHAM Glee Club
29/11 NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
30/11 NORWICH Waterfront
01/12 CAMBRIDGE Junction
02/12 LEICESTER Dryden Street Social
06/12 CARDIFF The Globe
07/12 SOUTHAMPTON 1865
08/12 EXETER The Phoenix
09/12 BRISTOL SWX
10/12 LONDON KOKO

For Skinny Lister, this tour will wrap up the worldwide campaign of their third and critically acclaimed album 'The Devil, The Heart & The Fight'. Following up on a fully Sold Out UK tour in May after another in October '16, extensive tours of Europe and The USA and a Summer ram packed with festivals including a prestigious slot on Glastonbury's Avalon stage on Sunday night.

This tour will also act as the UK album tour for Beans on Toast's 9th album, released slap bang in the middle of the tour on 1st December. He'll be bringing a full live band with him with fiddle, accordion and honky-tonk piano playing a mix of brand new tunes from the forthcoming album and old classics from his huge back catalogue.

Both acts release music on Xtra Mile Recordings, home to Frank Turner, Against Me! and Will Varley to name just a few. The label prides itself on community and family values as well as punk rock attitude and incredibly good music.  All of these aspects will shine through in this awesome collaboration of a tour.

 Toto Announces 2018 Tour.

Toto.Thursday 15th June 2017
), TOTO is pleased to announce the first set of shows in support of the band's 40th Anniversary beginning in 2018.  The 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour will begin in February 2018 in Europe.  The tour will be the band's most extensive run in years and will be a worldwide tour to celebrate the band's enduring career.  More shows will be announced shortly.

Along side the launch of the tour, TOTO along with Legacy Recordings have created a brand new Greatest Hits package.  The album will feature brand new previously unreleased music alongside newly remastered classic tracks worked on by Elliot Scheiner & Gavin Lurssen and his team.  The core Toto members, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams re-entered the studio this past year to work on the material.  Full details on that album alongside many other projects the band has in the works with Legacy Recordings will be announced at a later date.

"Myself, David, Steve and Joseph are humbled and thrilled at the long-lasting success of the band," Steve Lukather remarked.  "This 40th Anniversary tour is going to be a special one for us and all of the fans that come out.  On top of all that, it's really exciting to be working with Sony Music again.  We've spent a lot of time this year working on new music and re-mastering the older tracks."

Few ensembles in the history of recorded music have individually or collectively had a larger imprint on pop culture than the members of TOTO.  As individuals, the band members can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a half a billion albums.  Amongst these recordings, NARAS applauded the performances with more than 200 Grammy nominations.

With close to 40 years together and literally thousands of credits, including the biggest selling album of all time: Michael Jackson's Thriller, and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. They are the benchmark by which many artists base their sound and production, and they continue to transcend the standards set by the entire music community, being simply synonymous with musical credibility.  Their repertoire continues to be current via high profile usage on broadcast television.  They are pop culture, and are one of the few 70's bands that have endured the changing trends and styles to a career enjoy a multi-generational worldwide fan base.

TOTO – 2018 - 40 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN TOUR
2/19      Hamburg, DE                            Mehr! Theater
2/21      Dusseldorf, DE                         Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
2/22      Munich, DE                               Olympiahalle
2/24      Berlin, DE                                  C-Halle
2/25      Leipzig, DE                               Haus Auensee
2/28      Krakow, PL                                Tauron Arena
3/2        Vienna, AT                                 Gasometer
3/10      Milan, IT                                     Mediolanum Forum
3/13      Stuttgart, DE                              Porsche Arena
3/15      Lille, FR                                      Zenith
3/17      Amsterdam, NL                         Ziggo Dome
3/18      Brussels, BE                             Forest National
3/20      Offenbach, DE                          Stadthalle
3/23      Bologna, IT                                Unipol Arena
3/25      Marseille, FR                             Dome
3/26      Toulouse, FR                             Zenith
3/27      Lyon, FR                                    Halle Tony Garnier
3/30      Paris, FR                                    La Seine Musicale
4/1        London, UK                               Royal Albert Hall
4/2        Manchester, UK                        Bridgewater Hall
4/4        Dublin, IE                                   Vicar Street
4/7        Belfast, UK                                Waterfront Auditorium
4/8        Glasgow, UK                             SEC Armadillo

 Obey The Brave Announce Two Headline UK Shows.

Obey The Brave.Thursday 15th June 2017
Obey The Brave have announced that they will return to the UK in July this year to play two headline shows:

16.07 London, Boston Music Room
17.07 Bridgend, Hobo

The band recently shared a new video for “Drama”, taken off the band’s third full-length album Mad Season which was released on June 2 via Epitaph.

As frontman Alex Erian explains, "Sonically and visually, this new song and video mark a new turn in our career.  We stepped out of our comfort zone and drove ourselves to new limits, trying out different ideas while maintaining the heaviness and energy from our Young Blood days. As soon as I heard that riff, all I could hear in my head was Steve's voice over and over again.  He and I have been writing and performing together in Despised Icon for 15 years.  That chemistry definitely shines on this single."

Watch the video for “Drama” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olBp21Lt6g

The follow-up to 2014’s SalvationMad Season came to life during an especially tumultuous period for Obey The Brave (vocalist Alex Erian, guitarists John Campbell and Terrence McAuley, bassist Cory Wilson, and drummer Stevie Morotti). But after a lineup change and a series of false starts in the studio, the band emerged with their most ambitious yet viscerally potent album so far.

Co-produced by McAuley—who worked alongside engineer/mixer Dean Hadjichristou (Protest The Hero, Parkway Drive)—Mad Season also proves to be Obey The Brave’s most stylistically diverse work to date. In addition to featuring a collaboration with French Canadian rap group Loud Lary Ajust (on the beat-heavy “RIP”), Mad Season finds Erian expanding his vocal approach and introducing a singing style inspired by old-school punk.

Mad Season is available to purchase at http://obeythebrave.com/

MAD SEASON TRACKLIST:

1. On Thin Ice
2. Drama
3. On Our Own
4. Mad Season
5. 97 Again
6. Les Temps Sont Durs
7. Low Key
8. Feed The Fire
9. The Distance
10. Way It Goes
11. RIP
12. This Is It

 With Confidence Ammounce UK Tour.

With Confidence.Thursday 15th June 2017
Having recently incited deafening sing-alongs across the UK as part of Slam Dunk Festival and on a co-headline run of dates with Set It Off, Aussies With Confidence have released a music video for fan favourite 'Archers'. The song is taken from their 2016 debut album 'Better Weather' and the video features footage from their live encounters over the past year, giving a taster of what it's like to be on the road with the band. With Confidence are also set to return to the UK in September as main support to Mayday Parade.

'Better Weather' was released in June 2016 via Hopeless Records and it's a record that's struck a chord with fans worldwide, earning With Confidence acclaim in the press and a continually burgeoning group of dedicated followers. The four-piece have also toured worldwide in support of the album, playing a whole summer on the Vans Warped Tour in the USA, supporting 5 Seconds of Summer in their native Australia, State Champs in the USA and playing Japan with labelmates The Wonder Years, on top of a phenomenal UK & European headline tour early this year and several other trips around the globe.

With Confidence on tour with Mayday Parade:
SEPTEMBER
18th Nottingham Rock City, UK
19th Leeds Stylus, UK
20th Newcastle O2 Academy, UK
21st Glasgow O2 ABC, UK
22nd Manchester Academy, UK
23rd Birmingham O2 Institute, UK
25th Oxford O2 Academy, UK
26th Cambridge Junction, UK
27th Brighton Concorde, UK
29th Bristol O2 Academy, UK
30th London O2 Forum, UK
OCTOBER
02nd Amsterdam Melkweg, Holland
03rd Cologne Essigfabrik, Germany
04th Munich Backstage Halle, Germany

 Alice Cooper Reunites Old Band For 2017 UK Tour.

Alice Cooper.Thursday 15th June 2017
On May 14th, 2017 following Alice Cooper's customary execution via guillotine on stage at his Nashville concert, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1973. The stage went dark and original band members, bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith reunited to perform a five song mini-set of their classic hits with Alice.  

This followed the recent announcement that his forthcoming album - Paranormal, out July 28th on earMUSIC - will include two new recordings written and recorded by the original line-up ("Genuine American Girl and "You And All Of Your Friends").

Now, Alice announces that the three members of the original Alice Cooper band will join him on tour in the UK, returning to these shores 46 years after they first shocked and enthralled us on their historic 1971 tour.

In Nashville, they were joined by current band member Ryan Roxie filling in for the late Glen Buxton on guitar.  The band ripped through "I'm 18," "No More Mr Nice Guy," "Muscle of Love," "Billion Dollar Babies" and then closed with "School's Out," bringing back current band members - drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen for a grand finale.

And they enjoyed it so much that they decided to bring the show to the UK.

Alice says, "When the original band broke up in 1975, there was no bad blood.  There were no lawsuits—we had just burned out the creative process. We had gone to high school together and had recorded something like five Platinum albums in a row. We were never out of sight of each other for 10 years. Everybody just went their own way. Neal, Dennis and I always stayed in touch. Mike disappeared for a while and Glen Buxton passed away in 1997, which was a big blow.

"But last year Neal called me up and said, 'I have a couple of songs.' I said great, bring 'em over. Then he said Mike was stopping by, so I had them come to my house and we just worked on a few things for a week. Then Dennis called up and said, I got a couple songs. So, I thought, hey let's do this! When you listen to the record, it just fits right in."

The next logical step is to rekindle their friendship, doing what they do best - performing as one the greatest live rock bands in history.

For more information visit www.alicecooper.com

Alice Cooper, plus The Mission and The Tubes presented by AEG live in the UK:

November 2017:

11th - Leeds - First Direct Arena

12th - Glasgow - The SSE Hydro

14th - Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena 

15th - Manchester - Manchester Arena 

16th - London – The SSE Arena, Wembley

 Andrew WK Announces November UK Tour.

Andrew WK.Tuesday 13th June 2017
Andrew W.K. returns to the stage with his full band for the first time in five years to deliver the total live concert experience on "The Party Never Dies Tour".
Pre-sale tickets are available Wednesday, June 14 at 10am local time via Andrew's website with public on-sale this Friday, June 16.

Andrew announced the dates yesterday privately to his fans via Facebook Messenger and is finishing up new music for release later this year via Sony Music worldwide. As he readies the eventual release of a brand new rock album, his first in nearly a decade, it's safe to say, nobody has partied harder, longer or more fervently than the undisputed King of Partying himself, Andrew W.K..

A one-man music machine possessed of a single-minded, monomaniacal focus to spread a singular message: That to party is to exist, and to exist is to party, Andrew continues to passionately deliver his extremely high-energy brand of uplifting entertainment. It's a mission he embarked upon in 2001, with the release of his debut single and signature tune "Party Hard", and has never swerved from since, while also adopting a dizzying array of roles that took him into virgin territory for a rock 'n' roll musician. These include being a columnist for the Village Voice and Vice, the host of a Cartoon Network game show, and a lecturer at Yale, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and the UK's Oxford University. It's safe to say, Andrew's hard partying spirit is showing no signs of softening.

UK tour dates can be found below and Andrew will be announcing details surrounding his new album release shortly.

Andrew W.K. November Tour Dates
Nov 09 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms - Pre-Sale Wed @ 10am
Nov 10 - London, UK - 02 Forum Kentish Town - Pre-Sale Wed @ 10am
Nov 11 - Cardiff, Wales - Great Hall - Pre-Sale Wed @ 10am
Nov 12 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront - Pre-Sale Wed @ 10am
Nov 13 - Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz - Pre-Sale Wed @ 10am
Nov 14 - Glasgow, SCO - Garage - Pre-Sale Wed @ 10am
Nov 15 - Birmingham, UK - 02 Academy 2 - Pre-Sale Wed @ 10am

 PVRIS Unleash New Video.

PVRIS.Tuesday 13th June 2017
PVRIS has released "What's Wrong," the newest track & video off their highly anticipated album, ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL.  The track premiered on BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac Show earlier this evening. Click HERE

"What's Wrong" follows the recent release of "Heaven" (viewable HERE) and both tracks are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order  ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL ahead of its August 4th release date. Pre-order bundles featuring white and smoke-colored vinyl are also available – click HERE for details.

"What's Wrong" was directed by longtime PVRIS video collaborator Raul Gonzo. Gonzo and PVRIS vocalist Lynn Gunn directed the "Heaven" video, which has already amassed more than 1.1 million YouTube views.

Fans can catch the band performing both songs live during their upcoming headlining tours in both the US & UK (shows below).  The band (Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald) has also announced that a portion of every ticket sold will be donated to The Ally Coalition in support of LGBTQ equality. Tickets and info are available at PVRIS.com.

PVRIS were recently featured as the face of Spotify's "New Noise" playlist and just performed at the Hangout Festival. Their extensive road plans include shows in Australia later this week and festivals both here and overseas, including Reading and Leeds, Summerfest and more.  They'll also be sharing the stage with Blink-182 on July 31st at Artpark in Lewiston, NY. They're currently touring arenas with Muse and Thirty Seconds To Mars.

With ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL, PVRIS will look to build upon the success of previous release White Noise and a collection of songs that've amassed over 128 million Spotify streams and close to 36 million YouTube views to date. They've performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," were spotlighted on "Last Call with Carson Daly," toured arenas with Fall Out Boy, hit No. 1 on Billboard's "Emerging Artists" and "Trending 140" charts, launched a headline tour that saw them play to packed-house crowds around the world and were the talk of SXSW after an MTV Woodies performance and a set for the TUMBLR "Planned Parenthood" event, which USA Today called "the hottest ticket at SXSW." NME called them "a rock sensation," Spin dubbed them a "breakout band," MTV described them as "the best thing since sliced bread" and the Huffington Post called Gunn "a force that cannot be denied."

FULL EU/UK DATES BELOW
2nd November Theaterfabrik Munich
3rd November Dynamo Zurich
4th November Magazzini Generali Milan
6th November Flex Vienna
7th November Lucerna Music Bar Prague
8th November Huxleys Berlin
9th November Docks Hamburg
11th November Pumpehuset Copenhagen
12th November Fryhuset Stockholm
13th November Rockefeller Oslo
15th November Live Music Hall Cologne
16th November Den Atelier Luxembourg
17th November Tivoli Ronda Utrecht
18th November Elysee Montmartre Paris
19th November Trix Antwerp
22nd November o2 Academy Bristol
23rd November o2 Academy Birmingham
24th November The Academy Dublin
25th November Mandela Hall Belfast
27th November o2 Academy Glasgow
28th November Apollo Manchester
30th November o2 Brixton Academy London

Summer EU Festivals
18th August Biddinghulzen Lowlands Festival, NL
19th August Hasselt, Pukkelpop Festival, BE
     26th August Reading Festival
27th August Leeds Festival

 A Round Up Of Download Festival 2017.

Download Festival.Tuesday 13th June 2017
The biggest date in the rock and metal calendar took place as 80,000 people descended on the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, Leicestershire across the weekend for the 15th annual Download Festival. Rock royalty, Aerosmith gave fans a memorable final UK show, System Of A Down returned for an electric headline performance, and Biffy Clyro didn't fail to take their place as rightful Download Festival headliners.

With the sun shining throughout the weekend and the improved site greener than ever, the crowd once again made Download Festival the most unmissable event in the festival calendar. With 300 metres of new drainage added (the height of the Shard in London), new traffic routes and increased security measures, Download fans were able to enjoy every moment of the festival to the fullest.

Fans arriving on Wednesday took full advantage of The Village and campsites, providing the ultimate experience for Download festival-goers. From the Wall of Death to the Side Splitter comedy tent, silent disco, cinema, multiple food stands and even a full supermarket, the festival atmosphere was incomparable.

The first full day of music on Friday saw Prophets Of Rage (featuring members of Cypress Hill, Rage Against The Machine and Public Enemy) deliver mammoth performances of their respective band's politically charged hits, also paying tribute to their "fallen comrade", Chris Cornell. Pop-punk royalty Good Charlotte thrilled by performing their classic pop punk anthems before second stage headliners Sum 41 provided huge servings of nostalgia, ending their set with classics 'In Too Deep' and 'Fat Lip'Sleeping With Sirens made their Download debut with a storming headline set at The Avalanche Stage, which was this year hosted by Fresh Blood's Alex Baker. The crowd went wild for Machine Gun Kelly's injection of rock-infused hip-hop, whilst metal legends Exodus fired on all cylinders as they brought The Dogtooth Stage to a close, with a ferocious set of unhinged thrash for the history books.

System Of A Down made their welcome return to the sacred grounds of Donington with a festival masterclass. The 31-song strong set, saw the Armenian innovators delve into their immense catalogue of rock club anthems such 'Chop Suey', 'BYOB' and 'Toxicity'. The crowd was whipped into a final frenzy as they closed with 'Sugar', reminding the world how truly unique they are.

Saturday's epic line up saw Of Mice & Men bring a triumphant set to the Main Stage, with bassist Aaron Pauley stepping forward into the limelight as new frontman. UK horror-punk upstarts Creeper ticked off their bucket list with an amazing Main Stage debut ahead of their idols and punk legends AFI, who graced the Download stage for the first time. Pop-punk heroes Simple Plan brought the fun as Saturday's Avalanche Stage headliners, whilst ex-Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 laid waste to The Dogtooth Stage. Horror-rock legend Rob Zombie turned the Zippo Encore Stage into his trademark twisted carnival with a spectacularly visual show and massive hits such as 'Dragula', 'Superbeast' and 'Living Dead Girl'.

Biffy Clyro claimed their well-earned place atop the festival bill on Saturday. The Scottish rock titans rattled through a set of modern rock classics including 'Many Of Horror', 'Black Chandelier' and 'The Captain' – as well as some deep cuts – with the crowd singing every word back to them. Simon Neil prepared the crowd for Aerosmith by leading a sing-along of 'Don't Wanna Miss A Thing' before launching into their finale of 'Stinging Belle' with a pyrotechnic show to make Rammstein jealous.

Throughout the weekend, WWE NXT provided non-stop high impact action in their full size wrestling arena. Capacity crowds were amazed with displays of skill, athleticism and high flying manoeuvres as the most electrifying names in sports entertainment delivered the full NXT experience to Donington Park. The knockout moment of the weekend came from a loved up festival-goer as she proposed to her boyfriend in the NXT Arena, with the engagement ring in an X-Box themed container. They are now happily engaged following the couple's first Download Festival together.

Sunday was wrestled into submission as WWE Hall of Fame legend Chris Jericho opened the Main Stage with an electrifying set as frontman of Fozzy. Glam superstars Steel Panther hit the stage with their tongues firmly in cheek, delivering a trademark debaucherous live show. Crowds roared through sets by In Flames, DevilDriver, The King Blues and Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics. Hard Rock Juggernauts Alter Bridge, led by the legendary Myles Kennedy gave an immense performance setting the stage perfectly for Sunday night's mind-blowing headliners.

'America's Great Rock Band' Aerosmith took to the Download Festival Main Stage on Sunday evening for their final ever UK appearance. Having received worldwide praise on their 'Aero-Verdeci Baby!' tour, the audience were treated to an unbelievable show laden with mega-hits 'Love In An Elevator' and 'Dude Looks Like A Lady', followed by the whole of Donington Park singing along to the epic 'Don't Want To Miss A Thing' before closing with 'Walk This Way'. Liv Tyler looked on as Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford brought the 15th edition of Download to a close in true style.

Highlights of the 15th Download Festival will be broadcast on SKY ARTS on 23 and 24 June from 9pm – midnight.

 Kiss Chart High With Release OF 'Kissworld'.

Kiss.Tuesday 13th June 2017
Hot on the heels of a SOLD OUT KISS European Tour through May 2017, Universal Music On Demand released "KISSWORLD – The Best Of Kiss" on June 2nd.

After its release, KISSWORLD has become the highest charting greatest hits album for KISS ever! Debuting at #18, KISSWORLD is the highest charting KISS album in the UK since 'Revenge' in 1992 (#10).

KISS, America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time in every category, have a stunning catalogue of rock n roll classics. "KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS" brings 20 of their best loved tracks together on one album. Iconic fan favourites such as "I Was Made For Lovin' You", "Rock And Roll All Nite" and "Detroit Rock City" alongside top 5 UK chart hits "Crazy Crazy Nights" and "God Gave Rock 'N' To You II" on one huge collection.

KISS are one of the most iconic and influential rock acts of all time. The band have released 44 albums and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Consummate live performers, the band's illustrious career is marked by record breaking global tours. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer slayed the USA across July, August and September 2016 with a SOLD OUT Arena tour. They heard the calls from their European fans and they returned in May 2017 for the first time since 2015's series of SOLD OUT Festival and Arena shows across Europe.

 Fozzy announce UK Tour.

Fozzy.Tuesday 13th June 2017
After extensive touring in the US as well as a quick trip across the pond for the prestigious Download Festival and 2 sold out one-off shows in the UK, FOZZY are happy to announce a full European co-headline tour with Hardcore Superstar later this year in October and November.

FOZZY will be closing the UK shows while Hardcore Superstar are closing the Europe shows. Support comes from Madame Mayhem and The Last Band, The Last Band opens followed by Madame Mayhem in the UK and Madame Mayhem opens followed by The Last Band in Europe.

FOZZY recently released a video for a brand new track, 'Judas', which has already received close to at 5 million views - check it out here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqURPBtGJzg

FOZZY live:
with Hardcore Superstar, Madame Mayhem, The Last Band
27.10.2017 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
28.10.2017 (IRL) Dublin - Tivoli
29.10.2017 (UK) Belfast - Limelight 2
31.10.2017 (UK) Chester - Live Rooms
01.11.2017 (UK) Manchester - Waterfront
02.11.2017 (UK) London - Islington Academy
03.11.2017 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation
04.11.2017 (UK) Glasgow - The Garage
05.11.2017 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside

07.11.2017 (NL) Amsterdam - Q Factory
08.11.2017 (DE) Aschaffenburg - Colas Saal
09.11.2017 (CH) Pratteln - Z7
10.11.2017 (IT) Trezzo Sull’Adda - Live Club
11.11.2017 (IT) Roncade - New Age Club
12.11.2017 (IT) Rome - Kimera Rock
14.11.2017 (AT) Vienna - Flex
15.11.2017 (DE) Munich - Technikum
16.11.2017 (DE) Essen - Turock
17.11.2017 (DE) Hamburg - Gruenespan
18.11.2017 (BE) Genk - CPG

UK fans can also catch FOZZY on one of the following two shows:
13.06.2017 (UK) Milton Keynes - The Craufurd Arms
14.06.2017 (UK) Cheltenham - Frog & Fiddle

 Papa Roach Announce UK Tour.

Papa Roach.Tuesday 13th June 2017
Following the release of their ninth studio album 'Crooked Teeth' last month which scored them their 4th consecutive Top 20 entry in the UK,  Papa Roach are pleased to announce that they will be touring the UK for the first time in two years in October.  Singer Jacoby Shaddix said "We're really excited to get back to the UK after such a long time.  Everytime we play the audience keeps getting bigger and more passionate each time.  We can't wait to play this new music live."
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October 2017
Thurs 5th     Birmingham O2 Academy 
Fri 6th         Nottingham Rock City
Sat 7th         Glasgow O2 Academy
Tues 10th     London O2 Academy Brixton
Wed 11th     Manchester O2 Apollo

Tickets go on sale at 10 am Friday 16th June here:  www.paparoach.com

Support(s) to be announced soon.

Papa Roach's last visit to the UK saw them celebrate the 15th anniversary of their generation defining album 'Infest' by playing it in full to a crammed London's Roundhouse.  Kerrang were impressed with "the ecstatic crowd reaction"  in their 5K review whilst Metal Hammer thought they were 'the most consistently relevant and on-point survivors of the nu-metal era" in their 9/10 review.

Papa Roach have also just released an official video for 'Periscope', the moody ballad featuring singer/songwriter Skylar Grey –  view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrEVYQ4zQAA&feature=youtu.be. The video was directed by award-winning firm The Uprising Creative (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Big Sean, Lil Jon) who cited the inspiration for the video was "to create a moody, different look for the band using a stylistic light exploration".

"Periscope" is inspired by the realization that sometimes within a relationship you might not be worth being loved or that the other person may not be worth your love, and the struggle within that— how much effort it takes to make things work," says Papa Roach lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix.  "One part that I think is really meaningful in the video is when Skylar and I are in the shot at the same time, yet we're not engaging with each other.  It represents the 'disconnection' with two people, which is very much what the lyrics describe." Grey adds, "You are loving someone from a distance, not able to reach them." 

The band has already released the songs "Crooked Teeth" and "Help"  (which featured as Radio 1's 'Rockest Record') both of which struck a chord with critics and fans alike.

 "Custom built for the biggest arenas"  Kerrang
"Bursting with colossal hooks, and razorsharp riffs"   Metal Hammer
"One of the most consistent bands rock has to offer" Rock Sound

 The full European tour dates are:
 September
11th       Klubben                                Stockholm, Sweden
12th       Rockefeller                           Oslo, Norway
13th       Amager Bio                          Copenhagen, Denmark
15th       Sporthalle                             Hamburg, Germany
16th       Velodrom                              Berlin, Germany
17th       Mala Sportovni Hala            Prague, Czech Republic
19th      Progresja                                 Warsaw, Poland
20th       Gasometer                            Vienna, Austria
21st       Zenith                                      Munich, Germany
23rd       Eulachhalle                            Winterthur, Switzerland
24th       Alcatraz                                    Milan, Italy
25th       Arena                                      Ludwigsburg, Germany
27th       Stadthalle                               F Offenbach, Germany
29th      O13                                          Tilburg, Netherlands

October
1st       Trix                                           Antwerp, Belgium
2nd      Rockhal                                   Luxembourg, Luxembourg
3nd      Turbinenhalle                        Oberhausen, Germany
5th       Academy                                   Birmingham UK
6th      Rock City                                    Nottingham UK
7th        O2 Academy                            Glasgow UK
10th      Brixton  O2 Academy             London UK
11th     Apollo                                        Manchester UK
13th    Olympia                                   Paris, France
14th    Sala Apolo                               Barcelona, Spain
15th    Riviera                                     Madrid, Spain 

 In Flames To Support Five Finger Death Punch On UK Arena Tour.

Five Finger Death Punch.Tuesday 13th June 2017
Chart-topping European legends In Flames will unite with US multi-platinum hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch, to play what promises to be the biggest and most exciting arena rock tour of autumn 2017. This marks the very first time that these two juggernauts have joined forces on the road together, and it will be a “can’t miss” moment for the genre and fans. The trek will ravage arenas across Europe and the UK beginning in November, stopping in most major cities, finally concluding on December 21st at the iconic Wembley Arena in London, UK.

General tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 16th at 10:00am BST.

Tickets will be available from here: www.inflames.com

Spotify and Live Nation have joined forces with In Flames and Five Finger Death Punch for a one-of-a-kind tour partnership featuring exclusive pre-sales, packages, and content from both bands. The tour has partnered with Spotify for an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale kicking off tomorrow (Wednesday Jun 14th at 10:00am BST) for passionate listeners of both acts. There will also be a Ticketmaster pre-sale starting on June 15th at 10:00am BST leading up to the general on sale the next day.
UK tour dates below.

17th December – Birmingham, BCA
18th December – Glasgow, Hydro
20th December – Leeds, Leeds Arena
21st December – London, Wembley Arena

 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Winners In Full.

Golden Gods.Tuesday 13th June 2017
For more than 30 years, Metal Hammer has been the biggest heavy metal magazine on the planet, and after a turbulent end to 2016, and their resurrection in 2017, they threw the party of all parties for their readers at this year's Golden God Awards 2017 in association with Orange Amplification.

Taking place at IndigO2 at The O2, London on Monday, June 12, WWE megastar Chris Jericho hosted this unique and special night, which was, like all Golden Gods shows, all about the fans. There are no tables, no sit-down dinners, no industry backslapping – this is a room full of genuine fans who have voted in their hundreds of thousands to see their favourite bands be victorious. The night celebrated the best of heavy metal from the past 12 months as well as performances from some of the world's most exciting bands.

"After a difficult end to last year in which the future of our magazine looked uncertain, we couldn't have thought of a better way to celebrate our comeback," says Metal Hammer Editor Merlin Alderslade. "From the one and only Chris Jericho returning to host our awards for a record-breaking third time, to seeing legends like Tony Iommi, Tom Morello and Chuck D walk out on stage, to honouring the contemporary names who make our scene great, it was the kind of evening that only the Golden Gods can provide. As always, though, the most important thing was the metal community coming together again – and we salute everyone who has supported us in the last year and beyond, be it by coming to the show, buying our magazine or simply spreading the good word of heavy. Horns up!"

The godfathers of metal, Black Sabbath, collected the evening's main honour: the Golden God award presented by Roadrunner Records. Founding member and metal legend Tony Iommi was on hand to collect the gong in the year that saw the end of the band's final, 81-date world tour and glittering 49-year career.

Mastodon headlined the evening's ceremony with a blistering live set in what was one of their most intimate performances in years. Following the release of their acclaimed 'Emperor Of Sand' album in March, the band's stock has risen monumentally to become one of the world's must-see live acts, proven by them winning Best Live Band presented by Monster Energy.

Opening the show were riff veterans Orange Goblin, one of the UK's most vital and important metal bands. Frontman Ben Ward, along with his partner Sandie Soriano, were behind the incredible campaign to raise money for TeamRock (Metal Hammer's then parent company) staff following the closure of Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and Prog magazines – and rightly the team behind those magazines felt that Ben and Sandie deserved the Defender Of The Faith award presented by Orange Amplification.

Sweden's Avatar brought their catchy 'circus metal' and enthralling theatrical live show to the proceedings. This truly unique band were also voted Breakthrough Band Of The Year presented by World Of Tanks, proving they are a band on the up. Completing the live line-up were blues rock legends Clutch, simply one of the greatest live bands heavy music has ever seen!

One of the evening's most sought-after awards is Album Of The Year and this year it was awarded to 'Magma' by Goijra. The follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed 'L'Enfant Sauvage', 'Magma' was one of the most hotly anticipated albums of the past 12 months and also topped Metal Hammer's end-of-year critics' poll.

Exodus are true legends of the game. Founded in 1979 in California, they were one of the pioneers of thrash metal. A mainstay in 'Greatest Thrash Metal Bands Of All Time' lists, they inspire and influence bands to this day and were rightly crowned 2017's Inspiration presented by Spinefarm Records, an award presented on the night by fellow thrash icon Mille Petrozza of Kreator.

This year's Icon presented by uDiscover Music award went to The Dillinger Escape Plan. Currently on a world tour, the band announced earlier this year that they will be disbanding following their Tokyo date in October. In their 20-year career they've released six acclaimed albums and are regarded as the pioneers of mathcore.

Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast went to Avenged Sevenfold, who continue to sell out arenas around the world, pushing the boundaries of rock and metal. Best UK Band went to Architects, whose 2016 album 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us' broke the Top 15 of the UK charts and capped off a significant and difficult year for the band.

Rap metal supergroup Prophets Of Rage picked up the Spirit Of Hammer award. This is an award for those who hold the principles and passion of metal and what Metal Hammer stands for in their daily lives. The group consists of three members of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave (bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk), two members of Public Enemy (DJ Lord and rapper Chuck D) and rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill. On announcing the band, Morello stated, "We're an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing." Need we say more about them collecting this year's Spirit Of Hammer gong?!

Iron Maiden's role-playing mobile game, 'Legacy Of The Beast', took the Best Game accolade, with Eddie himself making an appearance via VT to collect the award.

Formed in 2015, UK death metallers Venom Prison have been making a serious impact on the scene and beyond, and they picked up Best New Band. Doom metallers Pallbearer, who released their third album, 'Heartless', in March, have received huge critical acclaim since their inception in 2008 and picked up the Best Underground award.

Once again the guitarists got the plaudits that they deserve – after all, where would music be without the incredible axemen and women we love to worship?! This year, Airbourne's kamikaze guitarist Joel O'Keeffe picked up the Dimebag Darrell 'Shredder' award, and tour de force Devin Townsend was rightly awarded Riff Lord presented by Century Media.

The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Orange Amplification winners are...
Best New Band: Venom Prison
Best Underground Band: Pallbearer
Best UK Band: Architects
Breakthrough Band presented by World Of Tanks: Avatar
Best Live Band presented by Monster Energy: Mastodon
Best International Band presented by Nuclear Blast: Avenged Sevenfold
Best Independent Label: Nuclear Blast
Dimebag Darrell 'Shredder': Joel O'Keeffe
Best Game: 'Legacy Of The Beast' by Iron Maiden
Riff Lord presented by Century Media: Devin Townsend
Inspiration presented by Spinefarm Records: Exodus
Best Album: 'Magma' by Gojira
Icon presented by Udiscover Music: The Dillinger Escape Plan
Defender Of The Faith presented by Orange Amplification: Ben Ward & Sandie Soriano
Spirit Of Hammer: Prophets Of Rage
Golden God presented by Roadrunner Records: Black Sabbath

Metal Hammer would like to thank all of our sponsors, without whom our awards would not be possible:

Orange Amplification
Monster Energy
BMG Catalogue
Century Media
Roadrunner Records
Nuclear Blast
Spinefarm Records
World of Tanks
uDiscover Music

 Bouncing Souls To Embark On UK Tour.

Bouncing Souls.Monday 12th June 2017
The Bouncing Souls start their UK run of shows next week.

You can see the band at the following dates supported by The Great Collapse and Great Cynics:
19 June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – ENGLAND
20 June – The Hairy Dog, Derby – ENGLAND
21 June – Owl Sanctuary, Norwich – ENGLAND
22 June – The Dome, London - ENGLAND

Tickets on sale now. 

 Mastodon Announce December UK Tour.

Mastodon.Monday 12th June 2017
Following a mind blowing main stage performance at this weekend's Download Festival, internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon have announced a run of UK tour dates for late 2017.  The band are also the headline act at tonight's Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards at Indigo at the O2.

Be sure to catch Mastodon at one of the following shows:

December

2nd Cardiff, Great Hall
4th Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
5th Nottingham, Rock City
6th Newcastle, Northumbria Uni
7th Glasgow, Barrowland
9th Manchester, Academy
10th London, O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets are available from www.myticket.co.uk / www.seetickets.com

Mastodon released their latest opus, Emperor Of Sand, to mass critical acclaim in March of this year.  Over the course of Mastodon's career, the band members have fearlessly continued to push themselves towards greater creative heights on their recorded output. Each studio album has united an ever-expanding worldwide legion of fans who have come to expect the unexpected twists and turns that have elevated Mastodon to become one of the most respected and influential creative forces in rock music.

 Anthrax Announce Release Of 'Leftoverthrax'.

Anthrax.Monday 12th June 2017
Legendary New York thrashers ANTHRAX will return to European shores later this month in support of their current hit album 'For All Kings', which hit the world charts on #8. To mark the occasion, the band has released a digital 2-track single entitled 'Leftoverthrax', including cover versions of KANSAS' 'Carry On Wayward Son' and 'Black Math' by THE WHITE STRIPES, today. Purchase 'Leftoverthrax' or stream both tracks, here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/leftoverthrax-single/id1238412336

ANTHRAX live:
17.06.  D         Hockenheim - Matapaloz
18.06.  D         Saarbrücken - Garage
19.06.  D         Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
21.06.  H         Budapest - Barba Negra
22.06.  SRB      Kragujevac - Arsenal Fest
23.06.  I           Natz - Alpen Flair
25.06.  F          Strasbourg - Festival des Artefacts
26.06.  D         Regensburg-Obertraubling - Eventhall Airport
27.06.  D         Osnabrück - Hyde Park
28.06.  B          Liège - Reflektor *SOLD OUT*
29.06.  NL        Alkmaar - Victorie
01.07.  DK       Roskilde - Roskilde Festival
02.07.  NL        Uden - De Pul
04.07.  E          Pamplona - Zentral
05.07.  P          Corroios - Cine Teatro
06.07.  E          Viveiro - Resurrection Fest

13.07.  USA     Cadott, WI - Chippewa Music Fest
14.07.  USA     Chicago, IL - Chicago Open Air
15.07.  USA     Oshkosh, WI - Rock USA
29.10. - 02.11.  MEX    Cancun - Metal Maya

 Alter Bridge Announce Two Shows At London's Royal Albert Hall.

Alter Bridge.Monday 12th June 2017
Following their jaw-dropping set at Download Festival this weekend, US rock giants ALTER BRIDGE have announced their return to the UK for two very special headline shows on October 2nd and 3rd. 

Appearing at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London for the first time, the band will treat the audience to an array of songs never before played live as well as fan favourite hits, drawn from their acclaimed five album catalogue. In another first, the group will also be accompanied by the Parallax Orchestra - a 52-piece London-based symphony orchestra conducted by Simon Dobson - adding an impressive new dimension to their already captivating live show.

Tickets for the two nights go on general sale at 10am on Friday 16th June. Pre-sales begin 10am Wednesday 14th June via O2 and 10am Thursday 15th June via Live Nation and the Royal Albert Hall. To buy tickets from 10am on Friday, visit: https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/alter-bridge-tickets or call the Royal Albert Hall box office on 0207 589 8212. 

ALTER BRIDGE will release a new live album and rarities collection, 'Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities', on September 8th via Napalm Records. One of the biggest moments of the band's career to date was the monumental show at London's O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016, which was captured in its entirety. The 'Rarities' disc adds another ten rare/never released before songs. This incredible selection will be available in multiple formats. In addition to a standard 3-CD audio version, fans can pick up one of the limited deluxe editions (including a 4-LP set and a CD/DVD Earbook) which also include an exclusive ALTER BRIDGE documentary featuring extensive interviews with the band, their crew, and family, giving an amazing glimpse behind the scenes at the O2 Arena show. Watch a trailer here: https://youtu.be/Ifw-sdxHrvU
and pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheO2Arena and via http://www.pledgemusic.com/alterbridge

 Sabaton Team Up With World Of Tanks.

Sabaton.Monday 12th June 2017
Metal gods collide on June 12th as indigo at The O2 plays host to the 15th annual Metal Hammer Golden God Awards, in association with Orange Amplification. The event attracts greats from the rock and metal industry and fans from across the world. So, it's natural that Wargaming and World of Tanks are involved, which marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration between the game and the heavy-metal band Sabaton.
For Wargaming and its millions of players, the combination of history and epic music is a huge part of their gaming scene. Not only is Sabaton a big influence for fans of the game, but the band themselves love playing World of Tanks when they have some free time between shows. It just goes to show that this kind of united inspiration brings a massively diverse bunch of people together to share their passion...and blow stuff up.

This year won't be Sabaton's first tour of the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. In 2011, the band won the Breakthrough Band Award. They were nominated for another award in 2012, which was sponsored by Wargaming. Having also performed in 2012, it only seems right that on the 15th anniversary of the event Sabaton returns!

"It's fantastic to see that Sabaton's members are an active part of World of Tanks," said Maxim Chuvalov, World of Tanks Marketing Manager. "We know our players' interests don't just stop at gaming—their talents go far beyond. With this collaboration, we wanted to celebrate the musical talent from our World of Tanks community because it's an extremely important part of the in-game experience. This was our chance to share the music in and around our games with the global gaming communities and help inspire them even more."

"History is a great source of inspiration to us," said Joakim Brodén, lead singer of Sabaton. "We like to tell stories that influenced the lives of a lot of people. We've all been playing World of Tanks, and seeing the company step outside of just gaming in lots of cool ways is an awesome thing to be a part of."

Fans of Wargaming and Sabaton can expect some cool surprises on the way, so you'd better stay tuned for more information. And, of course, rock on.

About World of Tanks
World of Tanks is a team-based multiplayer online action game dedicated to armoured warfare of the mid-20th century. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes over 500 armored vehicles from the United States, Germany, the Soviet Union, France, Great Britain, Japan, China, Sweden and Czechoslovakia carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

About Wargaming
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped over 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that includes the armoured World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobile platforms, Windows 10 PCs and Mac OS X. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2016, Wargaming released World of Tanks for PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign.

Official website:

About Sabaton 
Sabaton are one of metal's biggest heavyweight acts with a whole catalogue of Gold and Platinum selling albums. Hailing from Falun, Sweden the band have dominated charts and fans hearts on a global scale. The band's main lyrical themes are based on war and historical battles, and their name refers to a Sabaton, the armour on a knight's foot.
The war and battle themes ring throughout all of Sabaton's eight studio albums. The lyrics for these songs have been drawn from World War I, World War II and other historical conflicts and often objectively recite stories of heroic deeds by both armies and individuals. The band's latest album, The Last Stand, was inspired by infamous and less well known conflicts throughout war history. They include underdogs such as the outnumbered 300 Spartans during The Battle of Thermopylae or the few hundred American men trapped in the Argonne in 1918.'The Last Stand' was highly-acclaimed by both critics and fans when released in August 2016 and many of its songs  have gone down a storm on the band's latest explosive tour, which has already taken them around the world. The band have a fierce reputation as one of the world's best live metal bands and also host their own annual festival 'Sabaton Open Air' in their hometown of Falun as well as hosting their own Sabaton Cruise.

 Freash From Playing Download Festival Sikth Announce December Headline UK Tour.

Sikth.Monday 12th June 2017
After, SikTh played a phenomenal set on the main stage at Download festival on Saturday, the band has announced they'll be hitting the road in December for a headline tour including a date at London's Koko. 

Mikee W Goodman states "It's so great how well received our album has been so far! After touring USA and Europe it's a huge buzz to be able to come back and headline UK again.  Even more exciting as were going to play so many of the new album songs at the shows!!   

The full routing is as follows and supports will be announced shortly.
Sat 2-Dec - Manchester, Academy 3
Sun 3-Dec - Glasgow, Garage
Mon 4-Dec - Birmingham, Institute
Wed 6-Dec - Bristol, SWX
Thu 7-Dec - Brighton, Concorde 2
Fri 8-Dec - London, KOKO 

Tickets will be on sale from Friday 16th June - https://www.facebook.com/sikthofficial 

SikTh's long awaited new studio album The Future In Whose Eyes?, released on Millennium Night on 2nd June has garnered praise across media in the UK and from further afield;

The vocals for The Future In Whose Eyes? were recorded by Mikee & and new co-vocalist and former member of Aliases,  Joe Rosser at Mikee's own studio & at Adrian Smith's (Iron Maiden) R&R Studios, the guitars and drums at the renowned Monkey Puzzle House studios, produced by the band's own Dan Weller , alongside Adam "Nolly" Getgood (Periphery) on mixing duties. 

The Future In Whose Eyes? is also the first Sikth album to feature a guest vocalist – Spencer Sotelo from Periphery joins Mikee on the track "Cracks Of Light",  and to return the favour, Mikee recently joined Periphery on stage during their London headline show at The Forum in May.

 Avenged Sevenfold Add More Songs To 'The Stage' Album.

Avenged Sevenfold.Sunday 11th June 2017
AVENGED SEVENFOLD are transforming their new album THE STAGE  into an evolving body of work by adding a series of new tracks over the course of the coming months. Today sees the release of the album's first new addition: an electrifying cover of Mexican folk song "Malagueńa Salerosa" – click here http://a7x.lnk.to/malaguenaaudioPR

Praised by Rolling Stone as "the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet's career,THE STAGE hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock and Alternative Albums charts, No. 4 on the Top 200 and debuted Top 5 on iTunes in over 35 countries.  The album's title track hit Top 5 at rock radio and its companion video has amassed over 17.3 million YouTube views to date. 

"We've said all along that we want The Stage to be a different and exciting listening experience," says vocalist M. Shadows. "For us, the idea of turning an album into a living piece of art and adding new installations is really intriguing. It expands the journey."

That journey begins by crossing the cultural divide with "Malagueńa Salerosa" which is Avenged Sevenfold's first-ever Spanish-language release. Says guitarist Synyster Gates, "I've always loved that song. There have been a few interesting interpretations over the years, including Chingon's version from the Kill Bill Volume 2 soundtrack. That's a great example of how a timeless song can be made relevant with a creative modern take. The structure, arrangement and incredible vocal work of their rendition was inspiring.

Though they originally planned to record the song in both Spanish and English, the band decided to forgo the latter in favor of the traditional version. "We wanted to do the song justice," says M. Shadows, "and that meant singing in its original language. It was difficult, but I worked on it for weeks and had a Spanish-speaking friend come over daily to go over pronunciation. I also brought him to the studio to produce the vocals. It was important to me to get it right."

THE STAGE, available HERE, is the band's 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records. Co-produced by A7X and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), THE STAGE is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band's first thematic release. Its epic 15-minute-plus closing track, "Exist," features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album. 

Guitar World, who spotlighted Gates and Zacky Vengeance with a cover story, lauded the disc for being "the most surprising and ambitious album of their career." The Guardian  and NME each gave it four stars, with the latter calling the album "their best yet," adding that "they've truly arrived.Q called it the group's  "boldest album yet" and Classic Rock called it "a metal masterpiece." Avenged Sevenfold recently released a video for a second album track, "God Damn," which already has 3.3 million views.

The band is currently performing select songs from the album on their stadium summer run with Metallica as well as on their own series of special headline shows (see itinerary below).

Avenged Sevenfold is vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman.

Don't miss your chance to catch Avenged Sevenfold live. Dates are as follows:
June 9 – Newton, IA – Iowa Speedway^
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome^
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium^
June 18 – Chicago, IL - Soldier Field^
June 19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Resort**
June 21 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park^
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center***
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park^
July 13 – Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park
July 14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest Amphitheater**
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
July 18 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion***
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau^
July 28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre+++
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl+
July 31 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center+++
August 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater+++
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field+
August 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre+++
August 12 – Nampa (Boise), ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater+++
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium+
** A7X headline show or festival date
*** A7X headline show with Volbeat opening
+++A7X headline show with A Day To Remember opening
^With Metallica + Volbeat
+With Metallica + Gojira

 Eluveitie Announce The Release Of 'Evocation II'.

Eluveitie.Sunday 11th June 2017
Eight years after melodic death/folk metal masters ELUVEITIE released their acoustic album Evocation I, the Swiss musicians have decided to put aside their electronic instruments once again in favour of a new acoustic offering. Evocation II - Pantheon will be released August 18th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Band mastermind Chrigel commented on the artwork and new single 'Epona':
"Evocation II is a journey back to the source of it all: Antumnos, the other world. Join us on this wayfare through the Celtic pantheon, the world of the gods of our ancestors! The album cover expresses nothing less but exactly this! It's full of symbolism and meaning and depicts things of deepest meaning and importance in Celtic mythology. The symbol contains the 'great wheel', symbolizing the wheel of the year with the four seasons and the equinoxes – forming the foundations of Celtic mythology. The great wheel is framed by a tripartite Enneagram; while three is an important number in Celtic mythology in general, we also face trinity in the Celtic pantheon! While the inner circle contains the initials of the names of the deities revered on this album – arranged tripartitedly according to their relations within the pantheon and place in the mythology – the outer circle utters an invitation as well as a blessing, a magical benediction for the one to dare to enter and set forth on this journey. The core of the symbol implies triune symbolism. The depiction shows the god Lugus, who was sometimes also addressed in the plural – Lugoves – since he's a triune god, as well as a tricephalos. The 'one with the skillful hand' and 'artisan of all skills' is depicted and a combination of two important symbols: On the one hand he's shown as 'high king' (and druid of druids), a typical gallic symbolism of an essential meaning and significance. On the other hand he's framed by the gallic 'lord of the animals/lord of life' symbolism: The character surrounded with diverse animals, but being strongly connected with all of them at the same time.
So after all, the album cover vibrantly and mystically expresses the content of Evocation II! Join & let the journey begin!"

Today sees the reveal of the new cover artwork, as well as the launch of the album pre-orders:
The first single off the new record, 'Epona', is now available to purchase digitally: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/evocation-ii-pantheon/id1245639622
"The time feels right to go on with Evocation II! It's time for the album", continues Chrigel, who revived the initial concept after three successful albums in the usual ELUVEITIE style.Evocation II conjures up images and emotions from another time, to eras long gone. As the title already reveals, the concept of the first opus continues and is entirely dedicated to the Celtic mythology. Evocation II takes you into the Gallic pantheon and bows down to the gods after which the song titles are named. 
ELUVEITIE & AMARANTHE Tour 2017
w/ THE CHARM THE FURY
 
25.10.2017 IT – Parma, Campus Industry
26.10.2017 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
27.10.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
28.10.2017 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
29.10.2017 AT – Vienna, Simm City
30.10.2017 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
31.10.2017 SI – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
02.11.2017 FR – Paris, Cabaret Sauvage
03.11.2017 UK – London, Assembly Rooms
04.11.2017 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar
05.11.2017 BE – Antwerp, Trix
06.11.2017 DE – Frankfurt, Batschkapp
08.11.2017 DE – Berlin, Kesselhaus
09.11.2017 DE – München, Backstage
10.11.2017 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
12.11.2017 DE – Bochum, Zeche
Presented by: Metal Hammer, EMP, Orkus, Legacy, Musix, Metal.de, Nuclear Blast, RTN-Touring

More ELUVEITIE live dates:
02.06.              RO       Timisoara - R:evol:ution Festival
08. - 10.06.     CH       Interlaken - Greenfield Festival
02.07.              I           Milan - Battlefield Metal Fest
06.07.              E          Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
08.07.              D         Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
09. - 12.08      CZ        Jaromer - Brutal Assault
16. - 19.08.     D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
20.08.              F          Saint-Nolff - Motocultor Festival

 Motionless In White Announce 2018 UK Tour.

Motionless In White.Sunday 11th June 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have announced a UK headline tour for January 2018 in support of recently released new album, 'Graveyard Shift'.  

Frontman Chris Motionless tells us: "After MUCH demand by the UK fans, we are thrilled to announce that we will finally be coming back for another headline run in January 2018.  By the time this headliner starts, with the exception of Download 2017, it will have been 2 years since the last time we've stepped foot to actually play in the UK and I think all of our fans will agree with me in saying that that is too fucking long.  It's always a pleasure to see the fans reaching out, asking when we will be back...and after pushing to make it as soon as possible, January 2018 will finally be that time.  See you soon, and thank you for always wanting to have MIW come play for you!"

Dates rack up as follows: 
Thu 18th Jan - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
Fri 19th Jan - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Sat 20th Jan - LEEDS Stylus
Mon 22nd Jan - GLASGOW Garage
Tue 23rd Jan - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Riverside
Thu 25th Jan - LONDON KOKO
Fri 26th Jan - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Sat 27th Jan - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Sun 28th Jan - NORWICH Waterfront

Tickets go on general sale at 10am Friday 16th June from box offices, all usual agents and online at https://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/motionless-in-white-tickets

Last month the band released their latest video for one of 'Graveyard Shift's fan favourites, 'Eternally Yours' - https://youtu.be/TwO0zLLybQ0.  The album is available to purchase and stream from https://miw.lnk.to/GraveyardShift and also features a guest appearance from KORN's frontman, Jonathan Davis, who lends his vocals to 'Necessary Evil'. 

'Graveyard Shift's striking sleeve artwork (image attached) was selected from over 2000 competition entries from fans and designers, in partnership with Creative Allies.  The contest's winner, Crystal Johnson, created the album's cover as well as other elements in the album package.

 Good Charlotte Announce UK Tour.

Good Charlotte.Sunday 11th June 2017
Multi-platinum-selling rock icons, Good Charlotte are excited to announce their return to the UK in late 2017 for a headline tour.  The band, who play at this years Download Festival this evening, will perform at the following venues:

NOVEMBER 2017

27th Southampton, O2 Guildhall
28th Nottingham, Rock City
30th Glasgow, Barrowland

DECEMBER 2017

1st Birmingham, O2 Academy
2nd Manchester, Academy
3rd London, O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on presale Wednesday 14th June at 9am and on general sale Friday 16th June at 9am
 
Not only do we get tour dates but we also get a new video!  "Keep Swingin" documents Good Charlotte's enormous live show and beautiful connection they have with their legions of dedicated fans.  Check out the video (with a little guest appearance from Sleeping With Sirens' Kellin Quinn) HERE
 
2016 was a monumental year for the band.  It saw their highly anticipated live return with dates around the world including a UK tour with All Time Low, a scorching summer run of dates on the Vans Warped Tour, Festival performances and a US headline tour.   2016 also saw the critically acclaimed release of the their sixth studio album "Youth Authority" via the band's' own indie label MDDN, distributed worldwide through Kobalt .

 Death From Above Release 'Freeze Me'.

Death From Above.Sunday 11th June 2017
Death From Above release a brand new song, "Freeze Me," today via all digital retail outlets. The mustached merchants of death dance discord made a conscious decision to embrace their own penchant for perpetual motion and cooked up the perfect soundtrack to Armageddon's dancefloor. The resultant track is an undeniably infectious riff machine; an energetic blast into new sonic terrain that will make you move.  Click here to order.  Click here to view & share the "Freeze Me," visualizer.
 
"I feel like you should be trying different things, whether subconsciously or consciously," offers bassist and keyboardist Jesse Keeler. "You've got to stretch out the pizza dough of your idea and see how big you can make it creatively. We both wanted to see how far we could take it as Death From Above. Once we started working on music, it seemed like this was going to be a record where the very idea of what our band is evolved."
 
"It's meant to be felt and stimulate you on an emotional level," explains DFA vocalist and drummer Sebastien Grainger. "We tried to make something that excites and surprises us. My journey is that of enlightenment all the time and seeking some form of truth. There's enough fiction in the world. We're not going to tell you what to believe. That's up to you."

 Man With A Mission To Release New EP 'Dead End In Tokyo European Edition.

Man With A Misson.Sunday 11th June 2017
MAN WITH A MISSION--the five-piece rock band that blends rock, punk, pop and dance will release their new EP “Dead End in Tokyo European Edition” through Century Media on 23rd June.

Their first global single “Dead End in Tokyo” which was released 27 Jan worldwide is co-written and produced by Patrick Stump.

Download/stream “Dead End in Tokyo” on the following platforms: iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Digital. The official music video for “Dead End in Tokyo” can be seen here.

The 9 track EP includes the below tracklisting:
1. Dead End in Tokyo
2. Hey Now
3. Brave It Out
4. Raise your flag
5. Seven Deadly Sins
6. Dog Days
7. Survivor - live from The World’s On Fire Tour
8. Give it Away - live from The World’s On Fire Tour
9. The World's On Fire - live from The World’s On Fire Tour

“Dead End in Tokyo” marks the first global single for MAN WITH A MISSION--Tokyo Tanaka (vocals), Kamikaze Boy (bass), Jean-Ken Johnny (vocals and guitar), DJ Santa Monica (DJ) and Spear Rib (drums)--and first release under Epic Records. The track confidently struts along on an arena-ready groove and thick guitars before culminating in the chant, “Keep on living, but you’ll never leave alive.”
“Dog Days” is currently running as a TV commercial for Asahi Beer’s non-alcoholic beer “Asahi Dry Zero” in Japan, and will be the first time this track will become available. “Dog Days” as well as “Hey Now” are produced by Masayuki Nakano (BOOM BOOM SATELLITES), and gives the band a new approach to their music.

The EP also includes “Raise your flag” & “Seven Deadly Sins”, both a theme song for a popular anime series.
As the band releases a live DVD from their 2016 tour(Japan only), 3 live audio tracks “Survivor”, “Give it Away”, “The World’s On Fire” has been added as a bonus track for the European fans.
The band will be touring Europe staring 22 June in London:
THURS 22 JUNE – UK / London Camden Underworld
SAT 24 JUNE – GERMANY / Berlin Bi Nuu
MON 26 JUNE – FRANCE / Paris Petit Bain
THURS 29 JUNE – FINLAND / Helsinki Tuska Festival
FRI 30 JUNE – RUSSIA / Moscow Dobrofest Festival
ABOUT MAN WITH A MISSION:

As the story goes, half-man, half-wolf band MAN WITH A MISSION thawed out of icy coffins in 2010 and tore through Japan with a feral rock ‘n’ roll energy on par with that of Godzilla. Over the course of four albums, most recently 2016’s The World’s On Fire (Sony Music Entertainment), the band became an international phenomenon in their own right. Produced by the legendary Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Korn) and featuring collaborations with ††† (Crosses)’ Shaun Lopez (Deftones, Lupe Fiasco), the record clawed its way to #1 on iTunes and sold over 200K physical copies in less than two months. Since their emergence, they’ve taken a bite out of world-renowned festivals such as Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic, Knotfest and more in addition to touring with Rise Against. Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson shared the stage with these animals during a sold-out show at The Roxy in Hollywood and lent his remixing talents to “Distance.Moreover, their music has been heard in Street Fighter V and the Japanese release of the Academy® Award-nominated blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road

 Papa Roach Release Video For 'Periscope'.

Papa Roach.Sunday 11th June 2017
PAPA ROACH unveil their official music video for "Periscope," the third official music video from their recently released album "Crooked Teeth" via VEVO today! The song and video features multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Skylar Grey (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Rihanna, Zedd, Nicki Minaj). Watch the video HERE.

The video "Periscope" was directed by award-winning firm The Uprising Creative (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Big Sean, Lil Jon) who cited the inspiration for the video was "to create a moody, different look for the band using a stylistic light exploration - exploring color through light, projection and dynamic performances of the performers."

"Periscope" is inspired by the realization that sometimes within a relationship you might not be worth being loved or that the other person may not be worth your love, and the struggle within that— how much effort it takes to make things work," says Papa Roach lead vocalist Jacoby Shaddix.  "One part that I think is really meaningful in the video is when Skylar and I are in the shot at the same time, yet we're not engaging with each other.  It represents the 'disconnection' with two people, which is very much what the lyrics describe." Grey adds, "You are loving someone from a distance, not able to reach them." 

For a behind the scenes look at the video for "Periscope," fans can head over to Alternative Press!
Papa Roach released their highly-anticipated ninth studio album CROOKED TEETH May 19 via Eleven Seven Music. The album is available in digital & physical editions (see track listing below).  In addition to the band's #1 rock single "Help" (listen HERE) and the dark-pop track, "Periscope" feat.  Skylar Grey, the album also boasts the empowering anthem, "Born For Greatness," the Machine Gun Kelly assisted "Sunset Trailer Park" and "American Dreams," which have already become fan favorites via garnering top billings on major playlists such as Spotify's Rock This, Beast Mode, and Digging Now, plus YouTube's New Music, New Pop, and New Rock playlists. 

The band is currently on the road bringing Crooked Teeth to fans in the U.S. and Europe--see remaining tour dates below. 

CROOKED TEETH Track Listing:

Standard Edition (Digital, CD, Vinyl)

  1. Break the Fall
  2. Crooked Teeth
  3. My Medication
  4. Born for Greatness
  5. American Dreams
  6. Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
  7. Help
  8. Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
  9. Traumatic
  10. None of the Above


Deluxe Edition (Digital + CD Only)

Disc 1 

  1. Break the Fall
  2. Crooked Teeth
  3. My Medication
  4. Born for Greatness
  5. American Dreams
  6. Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
  7. Help
  8. Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
  9. Traumatic
  10. None of the Above
  11. BONUS – Richochet
  12. BONUS – Nothing
  13. BONUS – Bleeding Through


Disc 2 

  1. Intro (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  2. Face Everything And Rise (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  3. Getting Away with Murder (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  4. Between Angels and Insects (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  5. Where Did The Angels Go? (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  6. Broken Home (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  7. Burn (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  8. Forever (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  9. Scars (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  10. Lifeline (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  11. Infest (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  12. Kick In The Teeth (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  13. Broken As Me (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  14. Still Swingin' (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  15. ...To Be Loved (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
  16. Last Resort (Live at Fillmore Detroit)


EURO TOUR DATES:
9/11       Klubben                                Stockholm, Sweden
9/12       Rockefeller                           Oslo, Norway
9/13       Amager Bio                          Copenhagen, Denmark
9/15       Sporthalle                             Hamburg, Germany
9/16       Velodrom                              Berlin, Germany
9/17       Mala Sportovni Hala             Prague, Czech Republic
9/19       Progresja                              Warsaw, Poland
9/20       Gasometer                            Vienna, Austria
9/21       Zenith                                    Munich, Germany
9/23       Eulachhalle                           Winterthur, Switzerland
9/24       Alcatraz                                 Milan, Italy
9/25       Arena                                    Ludwigsburg, Germany
9/27       Stadthalle                              Furth, Germany
9/28       Stadthalle                              Offenbach, Germany
9/29       O13                                       Tilburg, Netherlands
10/1       Trix                                        Antwerp, Belgium
10/2       Rockhal                                 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
10/3       Turbinenhalle                        Oberhausen, Germany
10/13    Olympia                                  Paris, France
10/14    Sala Apolo                              Barcelona, Spain
10/15    Riviera                                    Madrid, Spain 

 Across The Atlantic Announce Debut Album 'Works Of Progress'.

Across The Atlantic.Sunday 11th June 2017
San Antonio, Texas' hottest newcomers, ACROSS THE ATLANTIC have announced their upcoming label debut! The band's new studio full-length will be entitled 'Works Of Progress' and is set for a worldwide September 1 release via SharpTone Records.

See the cover art above this message.

Singer Jay Martinez explains the album title as follows: "Life is ever-changing, time is limited & nothing is promised. 'Works of Progress' is a celebration of living & an ode to the human spirit.", adds regarding the cover art: "Metaphorically speaking, the cover highlights the constant framework of how we view ourselves in society amongst others and points to emphasize what really matters most is how we view ourselves."

The band recently released the official music video for the first single off of the album, called '24 Hours'https://youtu.be/YTO1f_1Qt7U

The band consists of singer Jay Martinez backed by guitarists Jason Lugo & Julio Bautista along side bassist Jayy Garza & drummer Cody Cook.

More info coming soon - stay tuned!

 Rozwell Kid Release New Single 'Wendy's Trash Can'.

Rozwell Kid.Sunday 11th June 2017
With less than a month until the release of their highly-anticipated new album Precious Art on June 23, West Virginia's greatest rock 'n' roll band Rozwell Kid have released a brand new single called 'Wendy's Trash Can'.

The opening track kicks off Precious Art with the adrenaline-fueled riffage those in-the-know have come to expect from the band, and its video, premiering today on Nerdist, is no different. Directed by BLACKMAGIC ROLLERCOASTER (Neon Indian, Funny Or Die), 'Wendy's Trash Can' closely follows the four members of Rozwell Kid, their van, and an unknown victim in a wacky Groundhog Day meets Raising Arizona-style adventure.

MORE ON ROZWELL KID:
Fronted by the affable, spectacled Jordan Hudkins, Rozwell Kid write massive, gritty, excitable power-punk songs; they channel Blue Album guitar grandiosity and eternally-hummable melodies conveyed in 'ooo''s, the likes of which would make Rivers Cuomo weak in his problematic knees. It's now been nearly three years since the release of Rozwell Kid's breakout album Too Shabby thrust the West Virginian four-piece into the spotlight. The album granted the band opportunities to tour the world alongside bands like Into It. Over It., Motion City Soundtrack, The Hotelier, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, You Blew It!, Superheaven and more, whilst drawing constant Weezer comparisons from high-profile outlets such as Pitchfork and Noisey. Their irrepressible attitude and outrageous stage antics have made Rozwell Kid a staple for fans of Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., The Darkness and more.

 Get Cape Wear Cape Fly Are Back.

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly.Sunday 11th June 2017
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly returns with a double A side single inspired by the imminent UK election and the global political events that shocked 2016.
'Optimist' / 'National Health' will be released digitally on 2nd June 2017 through Xtra Mile Recordings

It's Get Cape's first release in 4 years, although the man behind the moniker, Sam Duckworth, has never really been away. From then until now he has been recording and releasing music under his own name (most recently releasing 'Kingdoms' earlier this year) and under the guise of Recreations with the fantastic socially conscious album 'Baby Boomers 2' released April 2016 – both on Xtra Mile Recordings.

And now, feeling the force of a ground-swelling movement for change, Get Cape is riding a wave of optimism. In his own words:

"Don't let the people make you think, that just because you're young, you're useless." I wrote those words back in 2006 when I was young, now I'm a little older, I still believe them. A funny thing is happening, a new generation of thinkers and crucially, doers, is coming through. Ones, who weren't old enough to vote in 2015, alongside them is a wide range of people compelled to vote for the first time. Regardless of the result of this election, there will be an unprecedented turn out of first time voters.

Being a political artist has been a strange journey. One that saw my optimism plummet, due to a wide range of factors. The question "where are the political bands" right now, is redundant. They are everywhere. For ten years I wrestled with this very thing. Tagged as a political artist, I noticed the optimism morph into cynicism. Whilst musically I was improving, lyrically I was sounding down. Truth be told. I was down too. 

It's urban fact that once you hit your 30s, you stop caring about what people think of you and once again I am a cliche. Turns out I'm always going to be "naive." There is a belief in the air that positive change is possible, sadly as a result of international negative change, but there is at least hope. Where there is hope there is action, where there is action there is change. 

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is an anti fascist, hopeful project. I have always been anti facist, but recently I've began to hope again. It's good to be back." 

 Bullet For My Valentine To Release Live DVD.

Bullet For My Valentine.Sunday 11th June 2017
Bullet For My Valentine have released an official live video clip for 'Don't Need You', evidencing the pure fire (literally and figuratively) of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous Brixton Academy, London, last December.

Watch the video here.
B The shows in question saw Bullet For My Valentine perform career-spanning setlists in addition to select performances of their classic 2005 debut album, The Poison, in full.

Pre-orders for Bullet For My Valentine - Live From Brixton: Chapter Two are now live here.

Fans will now be able to experience the intensity of both "Night One" (December 9's "career-spanning" performance) and "Night Two" (December 10's The Poison performance) via DVD, Blu-ray, CD, and Vinyl.

Full format details are below:
"Night One" CD (career-spanning setlist)
"Night Two" CD (The Poison in its entirety setlist)
DVD (featuring both nights)
Blu-ray (featuring both nights)
Triple disc Red Vinyl ("Night Two" only)

Additionally, BFMV have started work on a new studio album, which is their first for Search and Destroy/ Spinefarm Records.

Upcoming tour dates:
22nd June - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
23rd June – Montebello Rock Fest – Montebello, Canada
19th August – ELB RIOT Festival – Hamburg, Germany
21st August – Moscow Stadium, Russia
23rd August – St Petersburg Kosmonavt Club, Russia
25th August – Reload Festival - Sulingen, Germany

 Lany Release New Track '13'.

Lany.Sunday 11th June 2017
LANY release debut soul-searching new track '13' today. The song finds the Los Angeles-based trio reflecting on a relationship that has moved off course, with vocalist and songwriter Paul Klein wondering "where did we go wrong", "who got inside your mind" over echoing, Chris Isaak-esque guitar flourishes.

'13' is taken from LANY's highly anticipated 16-track self-titled debut album, set for release via Polydor Records on June 30th 2017. The album sees them tap into the trials and tribulations of relationships, feelings of displacement and the endless search for love and a place to call home, very real issues for a band that has been almost constantly on the road for the past two years.

LANY recently announced a mammoth 32-date North American tour for this autumn, with tickets on sale now via THISISLANY.COM/TOUR. Having sold out their latest US tour LANY have just announced a run of UK and European headline dates including London's Shepherds Bush Empire on 12th December - see below for details.

The upcoming album includes their global streaming hit 'ILYSB' (I love you so bad) - and will be available on CD, vinyl and digital formats as well as a box set. Fans who pre-order the album will receive '13', 'The Breakup', 'It Was Love', 'Good Girls' and 'ILYSB' as instant grat downloads.

The trio recently collaborated with Snapchat to create their very own lens for previous instant grat 'Good Girls', with everyone from Tove Lo and Demi Lovato to Jared Leto, Chloe Grace Moretz and Anna Kendrick getting involved.

The tracklisting for LANY by LANY is:

1.      DUMB STUFF
2.      THE BREAKUP
3.      SUPER FAR
4.      OVERTIME
5.      FLOWERS ON THE FLOOR
6.      PARENTS
7.      ILYSB
8.      13
9.      HERICANE
10.    HURTS
11.   GOOD GIRLS
12.   PANCAKES
13.   TAMPA
14.   PURPLE TEETH
15.   SO, SOO PRETTY
16.   IT WAS LOVE

The LA trio - Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss - have amassed a huge live fanbase and last year alone played a total of 117 shows across twelve countries, selling over 35,000 tickets. With 4 million monthly listeners on Spotify and combined streams of over 100 million, LANY is the most streamed artist of all time through the Spotify Discover feature, with 'ILYSB' also holding the title of the most streamed song of all time through Spotify Discover.

MON 4 DEC: HEADLINE BRIGHTON, UK CONCORDE 2
TUE 5 DEC: HEADLINE BRISTOL, UK 02 ACADEMY BRISTOL
THU 7 DEC: HEADLINE LEEDS, UK STYLUS
FRI 8 DEC: HEADLINE GLASGOW, SCOTLAND QMU
SAT 9 DEC: HEADLINE BIRMINGHAM 02 INSTITUTE
TUE 12 DEC: HEADLINE LONDON, UK 02 SHEPHERDS BUSH
WED 13 DEC: HEADLINE MANCHESTER, UK 02 RITZ MANCHESTER

 Bastille Release Video For 'Glory'.

Bastille.Sunday 11th June 2017
Bastille release 'Glory', taken from their highly acclaimed, No.1 album 'Wild World'. Whilst much of the album's narrative asks questions and attempts to make sense of a post truth era, Glory sees Dan Smith finding solace in relationships,
"The song is about friendship and those woozy middle-of-the-night chats that drunkenly seem so important at the time. It's my favourite track on "Wild World", and we wanted the video to be a celebration of storytelling, relationships, and how two people can remember things completely differently." Dan Smith

Directed by Daniel Brereton (Metronomy, Django Django, Connan Mockasin) the video was shot in Dallas on a day off during the band's sold out 34 date American Tour.

Bastille appeared at R1's Big Weekend and play huge slots at this summer's festivals. Full dates below

June
9th - Northside Festival, Denmark
11th - Isle of Wight Festival, UK
15th - Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
17th - Luglio Suona Bene Festival 2017, Cavea of the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Italy, Rome
18th - I-Days Milan, Parco Di Monza, Milan, Italy
30th - TopFest: Stage 1, Piestany, Slovakia

July
1st - OpenAir St. Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
2nd - Arena Della Regina, Cattolica, Italy
4th - Gru Village, Torino, Italy
7th - Ruisrock Festival, Turku, Finland
14th - Mares Vivas Festival, Oporto, Portugal

August
1st - Ibiza Rocks, San Antonio, Spain
3rd - Arenal Sound Festival, Castellon, Spain
12th - Pentaport Rock Festival (Main Stage), Incheon, South Korea
14th - The Star Theatre, Singapore
18th - Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium
19th - Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
20th - Zeltfestival Ruhr, Bochum, Germany
23rd - Czad Festival, Poland
24th - Strand Festival, Zamardi, Hungary
25th - Reading Festival, UK
26th - Leeds Festival, UK

September
3rd - MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling, Gibraltar
9th - Pittsburgh, PA. Stage AE
10th - Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, Virginia
12th - Palace Theatre, Albany, New York
13th - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
14th - The Fillmore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October
4th - Cape Town, GrandWest Festival, South Africa
6th - Durban, Durban Botanical Gardens, South Africa
7th - Johannesburg, Emmerantia Dam, South Africa

 Depeche Mode Announce November UK Shows'.

Depache Mode.Monday 5th June 2017
Following an incredible, sold-out homecoming show on Saturday night at London Stadium, Depeche Mode are excited to announce that they will return to the UK and Ireland for four indoor shows in November of 2017. The tour of Ireland and the UK will kick off November 15 at Dublin's 3Arena before continuing to Manchester, Birmingham and London.
 
Depeche Mode Play:

November
Wed 15th                                 DUBLIN, 3Arena
Fri 17th                                                   MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena
Sun 19th                                  BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
Wed 22nd                                                LONDON, O2 Arena

Tickets go on sale on June 9th at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk

Saturday night's sold-out show in London that saw the band play to over 68,000 people served as a triumphant return to the UK following an exceptionally intimate performance in March at Glasgow's Barrowlands Ballroom as part of the BBC's 6Music Festival. While the London Stadium show was the only UK stop on this summer's stadium leg of the Global Spirit Tour, these new fall dates will give the band the opportunity to play to fans elsewhere in the UK and for fans to see the tour that critics have hailed as a "sensational triumph" and the band Mixmag describes as "apocalyptically thrilling on the live stage."

The summer European leg of the Live Nation-produced Global Spirit Tour has brought the band to sold-out stadiums across Eastern and Western Europe since the first show in Stockholm on May 5, with shows continuing through July 23. The tour will then hop across the Atlantic to North America for 30 shows in August, September and October, including a record-breaking four nights at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, before continuing to stadiums in Latin America in March 2018.

The Global Spirit Tour supports the band's 14th studio album, Spirit, released March 17th via Columbia Records. The album's powerful and timely first single, "Where's The Revolution", has been well-received by critics and fans alike, lauded as a strong "return to form" for Depeche Mode. Spirit has already garnered critical acclaim, with MOJO calling it "blow by blow...Depeche Mode's best album in years."

Spirit is available now from digital retailers: smarturl.it/Spirit

On the Global Spirit Tour, the band continue their charity partnership with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for charity: water and furthering their mission of providing safe drinking water to everyone in the world.

 Boston Manor Release Video For 'CU'.

Boston Manor.Monday 5th June 2017
In anticipation for their return to the U.S. for this summer's Vans Warped Tour, after which they'll be playing at Reading & Leeds Festivals in the UK, Blackpool's Boston Manor has debuted a brand new video for their song 'Cu'. The song is from the band's breakthrough debut album, 'Be Nothing', which is out now on Pure Noise Records and available for purchase at iTunes and MerchNow.

"We shot the video whilst on tour in the US with Moose Blood. It was shot all in one day; we wanted to do something that was a little different to what we normally do with videos. The premise of it was basically a beginners guide to an acid trip. We were in this weird huge guesthouse somewhere in Pennsylvania which the production company had hired for the day. It was a blast!" - Henry Cox (vocals)

Boston Manor are gearing up for one of the biggest summers of their career. Hot on the heels of the release of their critically heralded album, North American and UK tours with Moose Blood, Groezrock Festival plus a storming clutch of sets at Slam Dunk Festivals the other week, the band are set to return on the US for Vans Warped Tour imminently. They'll round of a busy summer with appearances at Reading & Leeds Festivals. 

Stream 'Be Nothing': http://bit.ly/2doT9Mq

Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/bostonmanoruk for additional updates.

Boston Manor Tour Dates (Vans Warped Tour):
June 16 - Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field North Lot
June 17 - Salem, OR - Oregon State Fairgrounds
June 21 - Albuquerque, NM - Balloon Fiesta Park
June 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Fear Farm Festival Grounds
June 23 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel
June 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark
June 25 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
June 27 - Nashville, TN - The Fairgrounds Nashville
June 28 - Metairie, LA - The Shrine On Airline (AKA Zephyr Field)
June 29 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 30 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
July 1 - St. Petersburg, FL - Vinoy Park
July 2 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 4 - Wilmington, NC - Legion Stadium
July 6 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
July 7 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
July 8 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 9 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
July 10 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 11 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 12 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
July 13 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake PAC
July 14 - Burgettstown, PA - Keybank Pavilion
July 15 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 16 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 18 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
July 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
July 20 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
July 21 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
July 22 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 23 - Shakopee, MN - Canterbury Park
July 24 - Milwaukee, WI - Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
July 26 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 27 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 28 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
July 29 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
July 30 - Houston, TX - NRG Park - Main Street Lot
Aug 1 - Las Cruces, NM - New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)
Aug 4 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 5 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
Aug 6 - Pomona, CA - Fairplex Pomona

Further dates:
Aug 25 - Reading Festival 
Aug 26 - Leeds Festival 
Sept 22 - The M-pire Strikes Back Festival, Munster, Germany

 One Love Manchester A Major Success.

One Love.Monday 5th June 2017
SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017: We stand together tonight with Manchester. Millions of viewers around the world tuned in to the One Love Manchester benefit concert at Emirates Old Trafford headed up by Ariana Grande and friends in honour of victims and families who were tragically affected by the Manchester attack. 

The concert, which sold out within minutes, was attended by 50,000 people who saw the biggest music acts on the planet rally together in less than one week to put together a spectacular live show. Tonight's performances were nothing short of a blazing show of solidarity in the face of recent attacks dominating the news. 

Massive cheers greeted Mancunian pop supremes Take That as they got the crowd going with 'Shine', immediately moving everyone to sing along and wave their arms. The trio performed a trinity of hits before bringing on stage Robbie Williams who updated the lyrics of his song 'Strong' with an anthemic chant of "Manchester – we're strong! We're strong". The night was not without its emotional moments, particularly when Ariana joined the Parrs Wood High School Choir for a moving performance of her single 'My Everything'.

Elsewhere, there were surprising unions on stage with Ariana joining Black Eyed Peas for an especially poignant rendition of the band's hit 'Where Is The Love' and Pharrell pulling in Miley Cyrus to help uplift the audience with his feel-good hit 'Happy'. Ariana also performed a special cover of Oasis' 'Don't Look Back With Anger' with Chris Martin. After much speculation during the week, Liam Gallagher made a surprise appearance on stage to perform at the benefit concert. 

The entire cast of One Love Manchester came on stage for the finale to join Ariana in performing 'One Last Time', which she re-released this week as a charity single in aid of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.  

One Love Manchester Executive Producer Scooter Braun said during the show: "Manchester, your bravery is our hope. Because of you, we can now represent through this as a worldwide community, that we will be ready, we will be fearless and we will be great."

All net ticket proceeds go directly to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross, in aid of grieving families and victims of the horrific attack. Ticketmaster had offered 14,000 free tickets to fans who were at Ariana Grande's Manchester show. 

The British Red Cross confirmed that over £10 million have been raised for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund so far – £2 million alone were raised in 3 hours of the benefit concert through text and online donations.

One Love Manchester was streamed live online and broadcast on television to over 50 countries across five continents. Millions are expected to have tuned in around the world through several online platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, MTV, Bell Media (Canada), Rogers (Canada), iHeart Media, ABC, BBC and TMC France.

The concert was broadcast live on BBC One, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC World Service and BBC Radio Manchester, and Global Radio throughout the United Kingdom as well. The BBC were the host broadcaster for international television networks, airing in over 50 countries across five continents – including United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean Islands, Australia, New Zealand and many others. 

Ariana Grande and the organisers of the One Love Manchester concert would like to thank:
·       Greater Manchester Police and all the emergency services
·       Manchester City Council
·       Trafford Council
·       Transport for Greater Manchester
·       Manchester United, the Michael Carrick Foundation and Michael Carrick, in particular, as the kick off for his testimonial match has been moved to accommodate the concert.
·       Live Nation, who are underwriting the cost of the event and producing it through Festival Republic in association with SJM Concerts.
·       Lancashire County Cricket Club and Emirates Old Trafford, who are hosting the event
·       The Outside Organisation for handling publicity for the event

ONE LOVE MANCHESTER – SUNDAY 4 JUNE 2017
FULL SET LIST
Marcus Mumford – Timshel
Take That – Shine
Take That – Giants
Take That – Rule The World
Robbie Williams – Strong
Robbie Williams – Angels
Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
Pharrell Williams and Miley Cyrus – Happy 
Miley Cyrus – Inspired 
Niall Horan – Slow Hands
Niall Horan – This Town
Ariana Grande – Be Alright
Ariana Grande – Break Free
Little Mix – Wings
Ariana Grande and Victoria Monet – Better Days
Black Eyed Peas and Ariana Grande – Where Is The Love?
Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
Children's choir with Ariana Grande – My Everything
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande – The Way
Mac Miller – Dang! 
Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus – Don't Dream It's Over
Ariana Grande – Side to Side
Katy Perry – Part of Me
Katy Perry – Roar
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Justin Bieber – Cold Water
Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder
Coldplay and Ariana Grande – Don't Look Back in Anger
Coldplay – Fix You
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Coldplay – Something Just Like This
Liam Gallagher – Rock n Roll Star
Liam Gallagher – Wall of Glass
Liam Gallagher – Live Forever
Ariana Grande and the cast of One Love Manchester – One Last Time
Ariana Grande – Somewhere Over The Rainbow [Encore]

 Powerflo Release New Single 'Victim Of Circumstance'.

Powerflo.Sunday 4th June 2017
Metal/hip-hop all-stars Powerflo have revealed the second video/track from their forthcoming self-titled debut; "Victim Of Circumstance" has its worldwide premiere via Loudwire today.  The video is directed by Powerflo's Billy Graziadei. Of the song, Powerflo's Sen Dog explains the inspiration: "I wrote the song after watching a few episodes of one of my favorite TV shows, "The First 48," which is a show about people getting caught up in street life and eventually getting twisted up by the Feds or local law enforcement.  This show depicts how fucked up most of the kids in America's inner cities got it...the loss of innocent life along with outright cold-blooded murderers who have chosen to kill at will.  The result of their offenses affects not just their victim's family but whole communities".  

Powerflo's self-titled debut album is due out June 23rd via New Damage Records.  The album is receiving early rave reviews with Metal Injection dubbing it "killer, heavy groove rap metal".    Click here to access the album's cover art.  To pre-order the album via iTunes, please click here; those who preorder the album digitally will receive "Resistance" and "Victim Of Circumstance" as instant grat tracks.  To pre-order the album via New Damage Records, please click here and via Pledge Music here.  Both New Damage and Pledge pre-orders include bundle options with various exclusive limited items including snapback caps, rolling papers, signed vinyl, test presses, exclusive performances and more.  
 Powerflo's track "Resistance" has just been announced as the theme tune for WWE NXT.  Check out the showreel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrDzuYovgxM&feature=youtu.be

Melding hip-hop, metal, punk, and rock into a potent offering, Powerflo lives up to its name. The vision of Grammy-Award-nominated multi platinum Cypress Hill rapper Sen Dog, downset guitarist Rogelio "Roy" Lozano, Biohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei, ex-Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Worst drummer Fernando Schaefer, Powerflo draws on their powerhouse resume to collectively smash boundaries with POWERFLO.  The album is produced by Josh Lynch and Billy Graziadei, mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Godsmack, Papa Roach, Helmet) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Adrenaline Mob) at Maor Applebaum Mastering.
 
The origins of Powerflo can be traced back over more than two decades as the members of the band would collaborate on numerous occasions. In addition to both Cypress Hill and Biohazard appearing on the landmark platinum-selling Judgment Night Soundtrack, Sen Dog delivered a cameo on Biohazard's STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS in 1993, while Christian both guested on Cypress Hill's chart-topping 2000 double-album SKULLS & BONES, which Roy also guested on, and 2001's STONE RAIDERS in addition to performing with the group countless times. In 2015, longtime friend Roy played demos for Sen on a ride to the airport.  The music immediately spoke to the rapper and thus Powerflo was born.

 Lionize To Release New Album 'Nuclear Soul' in September.

Lionize.Sunday 4th June 2017
Maryland-based rockers Lionize have announced their forthcoming full-length studio album, titled Nuclear Soul, is set for release September 8 in digital, CD, and LP formats. The first single 'Blindness To Danger' premiered today with Classic Rock and the song is now available for download and streaming. The single release coincides with the launch of the album pre-order at http://smarturl.it/Lionize-NuclearSoul and http://lionizeukstore.bigcartel.com/

'Nuclear Soul' follows the band's widely praised 2014 album 'Jetpack Soundtrack' and continues their ever-maturing sound. It's emotionally-driven and steeped in introspection. Recorded locally in Maryland, USA, it's produced by Clutch's Jean Paul Gaster with J. Robbins and Lionize.

About the song's meaning, Lionize bassist Hank Upton explains, "So much of our career as a band has been following our instincts and running headlong into the unknown with no regard for how insane a tour/show/song idea might be. I feel like that passion & willingness to take a risk has gotten us very far. Naturally, though, you're walking a tightrope. Same goes for your personal life with romance or substances, etc. Passion and heart will take you everywhere but where's the line? I was trying to investigate that feeling."

The video for 'Blindness To Danger' toes that exact line, pitting Lionize's Nate Bergman against pro-wrestler The Almighty Sheik. Shot entirely on an Apple iPhone 7 with the Moment Wide & Tele lenses, video director Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez chose this intimate format to show his young students that they don't need expensive equipment to create a music video/film. Learn more and watch the video at: http://teamrock.com/feature/2017-06-02/lionize-announce-new-album-and-tour-dates-launch-spectacular-video.


'Nuclear Soul' Tracklisting:

01. Darkest Timeline
02. Face Of Mars
03. Fire in Athena
04. Power Grid
05. Ain't It A Shame
06. Election Year
07. March Of The Clones
08. Let You Down
09. The Mad Scientist of Sunshine
10. Nuclear Soul
11. Blindness To Danger

Lionize will spend this Summer touring throughout the US and UK, including UK headline dates as well as Ramblin' Man Fair and Bloodstock Open Air festivals. Tickets are on sale now for the following, with more dates to be announced.

Jul 13 - Salisbury, MA - Blue Ocean Hall w/ Big Head Todd & TM
Jul 14 - Portland, ME - Aura w/ Big Head Todd & TM
Jul 15 - Jay Peak, VT - Jeezum Crow Festival
Jul 22 - Washington, DC - DC9  
Jul 28 - Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
Jul 29 - Maidstone - Ramblin' Man Fair  
Jul 30 - Birmingham - The Flapper
Jul 31 - Manchester - Rebellion
Aug 01 - Glasgow - O2 ABC 2
Aug 02 - Newcastle -  O2 Academy 2
Aug 03 - Leeds - Key Club
Aug 04 - Oxford - O2 Academy 2
Aug 05 - London - Our Black Heart
Aug 07 - Belfast - Voodoo  
Aug 09 - Dublin - Fibber Magees
Aug 11 - Burton-on-Trent - Bloodstock Open Air

Sep 07 - Baltimore, MD - Sound Stage w/ Zakk Sabbath
Sep 08 - Sayerville, NJ-  Starland  w/ Zakk Sabbath

 Adrenaline Mob Release New Album.

Adrenaline Mob.Sunday 4th June 2017
ADRENALINE MOB's latest album 'We The People' is out today via Century Media Records. 

'We The People' is available for purchase as a Special Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+CD (including three bonus tracks) and across all digital and streaming platforms. Order your copy now at http://smarturl.it/AMOB-WeThePeople
                       
As the title of the new record suggests, there’s a political side to ADRENALINE MOB. Throughout their years as musicians and songwriters, they hadn’t stayed silent on matters significant. Whether they were masked in metaphor or flatly conspicuous, they’ve always poured their feelings into song. It was, as guitarist Mike Orlando puts it, "a form of catharsis". After watching the presidential campaigns and feeling the negativity—the constant bickering and finger pointing— ADRENALINE MOB knew their next venture would be impacted and the first song Orlando began writing for "We the People" was the politically-charged rock anthem, "Blind Leading the Blind".

“The title track is very much inspired by the past election year,” confirms vocalist Russell Allen. “It touches on our society, here in America. The album title is a reflection of our times. The songs have certain particular stories that stand on their own. Many of them are also driven by the climate we live in today & some are about having a good time, being free & loving rock'n'roll. All the tracks have a personality and character to them.”

 Heavy Metal Traunts And The Lounge Kittens Team Up For Charity Single

Heavy Metal Truants.Thursday 1st June 2017
IT’S YEAR FIVE FOR THE WORLD’S FIRST HEAVY METAL CHARITY CYCLE RIDE.  Title sponsor, Charity single and massive rock & metal memorabilia auction also announced.

The TROOPER Heavy Metal Truants, a charity cycle ride co-founded in 2012 by former Metal Hammer editor-in-chief Alexander Milas and Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood, is set to depart from London’s Alexandra Palace on the morning of Wednesday, June 7th for its fifth annual pilgrimage to Download Festival to benefit three children’s charities: Teenage Cancer Trust, Nordoff Robbins, and Childline. To date, they have raised £338,000.

Now in its fifth year, the three day, 164-mile ride consists of 50 cyclists from every walk of life - fans, industry, and bands who’ve included Paradise Lost, Amon Amarth, Trivium, Orange Goblin, Pendulum, Tesseract, The Raven Age and more.

To kick off their week of fundraising, The TROOPER Heavy Metal Truants announced titular sponsorship from the award-winning TROOPER Premium British Beer created by Iron Maiden and hand crafted by Robinsons Brewery.  They have also teamed up with longtime supporters and rock/metal cabaret sensations The Lounge Kittens to record a charity single, which sees this year’s cyclists adding their vocals to a cover of Bicycle Race, by Queen. The single, which was mixed Olli Daffarn at Blue Dot studios, will be available via Amazon and other online retailers, and it will be followed by the launch of the Monster Rock Auction on June 6th at 6pm (6/6 @ 6).

"We had such a great time recording Bicycle Race with our enthusiastic singers," says pink-haired Lounge Kitten, Zan. "This song is HARD and the Truants choir absolutely NAILED their vocals. A massive thank you to everyone that gave their time for free to support these great charities." 

Featuring high-end items personally donated by the world’s biggest bands, the auction will be staggered, and the first round of items will include a bass guitar donated by Geddy Lee of Rush, handwritten Livin’ On A Prayer lyrics written by Jon Bon Jovi, rare original and signed Grateful Dead artwork, a signed Metallica Les Paul guitar, and a rare original oil-on-canvas portrait of The Beatles’ George Harrison by famed pop and rock artist Barry Novis. A second and even larger lot is to be announced on July 4th.

“This is all about community and doing some good in the world,” says Smallwood. “It’s that sense of community that’s at the core of heavy metal culture, and it’s also been key to the success of the Heavy Metal Truants, because people at every level of our world have truly pulled together to make this happen.”

“In five short years, the Heavy Metal Truants has truly taken on a life of its own,” adds Milas. “From our 164-mile battle with the hills and the heat next week, to our first-ever charity single, to a truly one-of-a-kind memorabilia auction, it’s testament how metal fans respond when they see good causes worth fighting for. Please help us spread the word, and help support these charities who do such inspiring work every single day.”

FOR MORE INFO AND TO DONATE, HEAD TO: http://www.heavymetaltruants.com
GET THE HEAVY METAL TRUANTS VS. THE LOUNGE KITTENS COVER OF BICYCLE RACE HERE: http://smarturl.it/bicyclerace

THE MONSTER ROCK AUCTION: https://www.charitystars.com/foundation/heavy-metal-truants/comingsoon

LEARN MORE ABOUT TROOPER BEER AT: www.ironmaidenbeer.com

 Drones Gear Up For Download Festival.

Drones.Sunday 4th June 2017
Socio-political punk five-piece Drones have revealed a new single and video, 'Territories', which is a track particularly pertinent to these volatile and uncertain times. The visual accompaniment also illustrates the feelings behind the track. Vocalist Lois McDougall explains "'Territories' is about how bizarre I find the concept of relying on one person (and therefore parts of their personality) to represent and rule a country. Humans are fallible. When we're growing up we're taught to work in teams, then we're 'released' into a world where we're governed by authorities and slotted into a hierarchal structure. The pressure put on prime ministers and presidents to 'fix things' is in itself detrimental. They become biased, exhausted, irrational... No one person should have that amount of power, despite the nature of their intentions - It's not good for anyone. The song also touches on the power that this person has over border control. They can either conform with the 'them vs us' idea, or help to break it... Or, we can fight to change the system ourselves."

There's a relatively new incarnation of Drones now in full effect which has seen the introduction of vocalist Lois McDougall and guitarist Tim Kramer, who have added new depth and ferocity to the band's sound. This new line-up are currently working on their first full-length release together which is expected to be released at some point in 2017. The record will be the second under the Drones moniker but will certainly be marking out a new era for the band. Kramer is also on production duties for the new material.  

From playing underground squats to appearing on festival stages, Drones have seen a lot of live action during their career to date and this is not set to let up. The band have already supported the likes of Marmozets, Gallows, Funeral For A Friend, Heck and H2O, as well as packing out their own headline shows. The Drones show can next be seen at Download Festival on 10th June.

LIVE DATES:
June 10 - Download Festival
July 15 - Manchester - Metro Bar w/ Roughneck Riot
August 3rd - Guildford - Boileroom w/ Holding Absence
Sept 8-10 - Guildford - Always The Sun Festival

 Eskimo Callboy Release New Single.

Eskimo Callboy.Sunday 4th June 2017
After recently announcing their new signing with Century Media Records/People Like You Records, ESKIMO CALLBOY are unleashing the first single taken from their upcoming album, “The Scene”.

Check out the “The Scene feat. Fronz” at the following link: https://youtu.be/mVTxyZNV2IM

The video was directed and produced by the band themselves and features a whole marching band, as well as Chris ‘Fronz’ Fronzak from Attila.

The song is taken from the upcoming album, “The Scene”, which is due for a release August 25, 2017. Recorded and mixed at ESKIMO CALLBOY’s home studio, “The Scene” was then shipped off to Pitchback Studios for mastering with Aljoscha Sieg (Nasty, Any Given Day, We Butter The Bread With Butter…). The result is a sound that’s insanely heavy, devilishly dynamic, and perfect for the age where listeners are on their phones or at their turntables. Like most bands of the modern era, ESKIMO CALLBOY opted to record and mix their own music instead of hiring on a named producer. Their reasoning is simple: nobody is more passionate about music as the members of the band.
"The Scene" track listing:

1. Back In The Bizz
2. MC Thunder
3. The Devil Within
4. Banshee
5. The Scene feat. Fronz
6. VIP
7. Shallows
8. Nightlife feat. Little Big
9. X
10. New Age
11. Frances
12. Rooftop
13. Calling

The modern metal six piece from Castrop Rauxel, have kicked up a lot of dust not only in their native Germany, but also internationally. Their latest two albums landed in the German Top Ten Album Charts, “We Are The Mess” (2014) on #8 and “Crystals” (2015) on #6, they toured Europe with the likes of Callejon, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch and Asking Alexandria and played high profile festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Open Flair and Nova Rock. Moreover, ESKIMO CALLBOY already toured countries such as Japan, Russia, China and South Africa and played a full US tour with Deuce and Kottonmouth Kings.

ESKIMO CALLBOY will play select shows and festivals during the summer and prior to the album release.
 
14.-16.06.17 (AT) Nickelsdorf - Nova Rock
16.06.17 (HU) Budapest - A38
04.-06.07.17 (CZ) Hradec Králové - Rock For People
20.-23.07.17 (UA) Kiev - Faine Misto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (AT) Lustenau - Szene Open Air
05.08.17 (DE) Horb am Neckar - Minirock Festival
25.08.17 (CH) Gränichen - Open Air Gränichen

 Punk Goes Pop Vol 7 Coming Soon.

Punk Goes Pop.Sunday 4th June 2017
Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7 is the latest in Fearless Records' Punk Goes... compilation series, featuring rock bands covering mainstream pop hits. It will be released on 14th July. The series has sold over 2.5 million albums, making it the top selling compilation in alternative music.

The first track to be revealed from the compilation is Dance Gavin Dance's take on Bruno Mars' catchy number 'That's What I Like':
https://youtu.be/2dJQ8qevibM

Punk Goes Pop's seventh incarnation comprises a stellar track listing with further covers from the likes of State Champs, The Amity Affliction and New Years Day, as well as rising stars such as Boston Manor, Seaway and Too Close To Touch taking on pop juggernauts Twenty One Pilots, Drake, James Bay, The Weeknd and more. It's a diverse and exciting clutch of re-imaginations.

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7 Tracklist:
1. State Champs – 'Stitches' by Shawn Mendes
2. Dance Gavin Dance – 'That's What I Like' by Bruno Mars
3. New Years Day – 'Gangsta' by Kehlani
4. The Amity Affliction – 'Can't Feel My Face' by The Weeknd
5. Andy Black (feat. Juliet Simms) – 'When We Were Young' by Adele
6. Grayscale – 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber
7. Capsize – 'Fake Love by Drake
8. Boston Manor – 'Heathens' by Twenty One Pilots
9. Eat Your Heart Out – 'Shape Of You' by Ed Sheeran
10. The Plot In You – 'Let It Go' by James Bay
11. Ice Nine Kills – 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' by ZAYN, Taylor Swift
12. Seaway – 'Closer (feat. Halsey)' by The Chainsmokers
13. Too Close To Touch – 'In The Name Of Love' by Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha

Previous volumes in the Punk Goes Pop series have featured hit bands such as A Day To Remember, The All-American Rejects, Rise Against, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, PVRIS, Sleeping With Sirens, Asking Alexandria, Taking Back Sunday and Thrice. Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 in the US and, in addition to a mammoth sales history, the series has hundreds of thousands of followers across its social networks with singles over past releases still clocking up ridiculous numbers of streams.

 Alter Bridge To Release Live At The O2 Collection.

Alter Bridge.Sunday 4th June 2017
Following their most-successful world tour to date, ALTER BRIDGE announces the release of a new live album and rarities collection. 'Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities' will be released worldwide on September 8th via Napalm Records. One of the biggest moments of the band's career was the monumental show at London's famous O2 Arena on November 26th, 2016. That landmark performance was captured in its entirety. The 2-CD 19-track recording documents what an enormous presence ALTER BRIDGE have become on concert stages around the world. The album can be pre-ordered at: http://smarturl.it/LiveAtTheO2Arena and via http://www.pledgemusic.com/alterbridge

Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips tear through hits like "Farther Than The Sun", "Show Me A Leader," "Rise Today", and their masterpiece "Isolation", showcasing a band at the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung "Waters Rising," the acoustic-driven "Watch Over You" and their signature anthem "Blackbird".

In addition, this latest release includes an exclusive full-length 'Rarities' CD sure to excite fans everywhere. This disc features the never-before released tracks "Cruel Sun" and "Solace" that were recorded during the 'One Day Remains' sessions, as well as the song "Breathe" from the same time which has only ever been available as a US retail exclusive via Best Buy.  These tracks join seven other songs that have only been released in Japan until this collection.

This incredible selection of ALTER BRIDGE gems will be released in multiple formats. In addition to a standard 3-CD audio version, fans can also pick up one of the limited deluxe editions (including a 4-LP set and a CD/DVD Earbook) which also include an exclusive ALTER BRIDGE documentary featuring extensive interviews with the band, their crew, and family, giving an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London's O2 Arena! Check out the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/Ifw-sdxHrvU

TRACK LISTING
CD1        
1             The Writing On The Wall
2             Come To Life
3             Addicted To Pain
4             Ghost Of Days Gone By
5             Cry Of Achilles
6             The Other Side
7             Farther Than The Sun
8             Ties That Blind
9             Water Rising
10           Crows On A Wire
11           Watch Over You (solo acoustic)

CD2        
12           Isolation
13           Blackbird
14           Metalingus
15           Open Your Eyes
16           Show Me A Leader
17           Rise Today
18           Poison In Your Veins
19           My Champion

CD3        
1             Breathe
2             Cruel Sun
3             Solace
4             New Way To Live
5             The Damage Done
6             We Don't Care At All
7             Zero
8             Home
9             Never Borne To Follow
10           Never Say Die (Outright)
11           Symphony Of Agony (The Last of Our Kind)

The band's next European tour runs from June 3rd through July 7th. If you want to experience ALTER BRIDGE's live force on stage for yourself, make sure you catch them on one of the following dates this summer! 

ALTER BRIDGE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017:

06.06.17 NL - Tilburg / 013
14.06.17 CZ - Prague / Forum Karlin
20.06.17 IE - Dublin / Olympia
21.06.17 UK - Belfast / Ulster Hall
24.06.17 DE - Leipzig / Haus Auensee
29.06.17 ES - Madrid / Auditorio M. Rios
30.06.17 ES - Bilbao / Miribilla

Festival shows:
03.06.17 DE - Nuremberg / Rock im Park
04.06.17 DE - Nurburgring / Rock am Ring
08.06.17 SE - Solvesborg / Sweden Rock
10.06.17 FR - Paris / Download
11.06.17 UK - Donington / Download
15.06.17 AT - Nickelsdorf / Novarock
17.06.17 BE - Dessel / Graspop
18.06.17 FR - Clisson / Hellfest
23.06.17 DK - Copenhagen / Copenhell
26.06.17 LU - Luxembourg City / LuxExpo
02.07.17 ES - Barcelona / Rock Fest
05.07.17 IT - Rome / Rock in Rome
06.07.17 IT - Milan / Market Sound
07.07.17 CH - Pratteln / Summernights

 Hot Water Music Back With New Album 'Light It Up' And New Single 'Never Going Back'.

Hot Water Music.Thursday 1st June 2017
Gainesville' Florida's Hot Water Music have announced their new album Light It Up. The 12-track album was self-produced and will be released on 15th September via Rise Records. It follows 2012's Exister, which was the band's Rise debut.

To herald the release, the iconic band has dropped the anthemic new track "Never Going Back." Listen here

"The most exciting part about this record for us was self-producing and being in control from start to finish," the band said about Light It Up. "We haven't made a record this way since Fuel For the Hate Game. As frightening as it was to not have the safety net and sounding board of a producer, it was just as liberating to make a record that is 100% Hot Water Music, scars and all."

Light It Up is available for pre-order here.

Light It Up is a prime example of a band remaining vital and increasingly relevant in its near-25-year career.

Hot Water Music will also support the album with select tour dates and festival appearances through the fall, including a stop at the can't miss Riot Fest in Chicago and their own hometown Fest in Gainesville. Dates are below and go on sale at 12pm local time on Friday, June 2.

HOT WATER MUSIC ON TOUR:
9/15 to 9/17 — Riot Fest — Chicago, IL
9/29 — Slim's — San Francisco, CA*
9/30 — Echoplex — Los Angeles, CA*
10/27 to 10/29 — The Fest — Gainesville, FL
11/17 — The Sinclair — Boston, MA
11/18 — Warsaw — Brooklyn, NY &
11/19 — Union Transfer — Philadelphia, PA &
12/2 — Carioca Club — Sao Paulo, Brazil
*With Dead to Me + Racquet Club
& With Strike Anywhere + Big Jesus

Light It Up tracklisting:
1. Complicated
2. Light It Up
3. Show Your Face
4. Never Going Back
5. Rabbit Key
6. Sympathizer
7. Vultures
8. Bury Your Idols
9. Overload
10. High Class Catastrophe
11. Hold Out
12. Take You Away

 Imelda May dRops Video For 'Girl I Used To Be'.

Imelda May.Thursday 1st June 2017
Irish superstar singer and songwriter Imelda May has announced details of her new single 'Girl I Used To Be', released 30th June on Decca Records. The track is taken from her Top 5 new album 'Life. Love. Flesh. Blood' and follows the BBC Radio 2 playlisted previous singles 'Call Me', 'Black Tears' and 'Should've Been You'.

A hauntingly beautiful acoustic ballad, 'Girl I Used To Be' (listen on Spotify) is a memoir of Imelda's life growing up in the Liberties area of Dublin, and the lessons learned she will pass on to her daughter.

"I love those old story songs where you're taken on a journey from beginning to end," says Imelda of the track. "Songs you're riveted with. Like when you're in the car and you sit in the driveway, because you can't turn the radio off, you have to listen to the end of the story. I thought, 'I'd like to write one of them'. The lyrics are about my family, and my daughter, and myself and my life growing up in Dublin. We didn't have much money but my parents are fabulous, creative and open-minded people. They gave me art and literature and encouraged me to do whatever was in my heart and I want to do that with my daughter."

On release 'Life. Love. Flesh. Blood' topped the UK Americana chart and landed No.5 in the official UK album chart (her second UK top 5), ahead of artists including Texas and Drake with her strongest first sales week ever in the UK. The album, which spent over a month in the Top 20 and recently returned to the Top 10, is also one of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2017. Praised by publications including Q, Uncut and Mojo ("A powerful new direction"), The Sun, The Mirror to the Mail On Sunday (who made it Album Of The Week, gave it four stars and stated: "Great albums tend to be growers, but this one grabs you at first acquaintance"). Support also comes from The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph (comparing it to Bob Dylan's classic album 'Blood On The Tracks') alongside support from US industry publications Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine as well as UK tastemaker music publications from The Arts Desk to The Four Oh Five.

Last night Imelda played her third and final sold-out show at Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre as part of her headline UK tour, which also included a triumphant show at London Palladium ("May's wild side was worth the wait, though her mature reinvention was the evening's real triumph" said Evening Standard in their 4 star review). Imelda has promoted the new album with performances on BBC1's The One Show and The Graham Norton Show, and an appearance on Chris Evans BBC Radio 2 show, where she performed a brilliant cover of U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I Was Looking For'. She also recently joined The Guardian for a webchat

Produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett, 'Life. Love. Flesh. Blood' was recorded over seven days in Los Angeles and features musical contributions from Jeff Beck (on 'Black Tears'),  Jools Holland (on 'When It's My Time') and an accomplished group of backing musicians including the core trio of guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), drummer Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant and Alison Krauss) and bassist Zach Dawes (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mini Mansions).

Imelda May has become one of Ireland's most celebrated female artists. Discovered by Jools Holland, who asked Imelda to support him on tour, Imelda has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists including Lou Reed, Bono and Smokey Robinson and can count high profile artists including Bob Dylan (who recently revealed he is a fan of Imelda in a rare interview with Bill Flanagan) and Bono amongst her fans.

Imelda heads to the US and Canada this month, including three dates as support for Elvis Costello – full dates below. For more information please visit: https://imeldamay.co.uk/tour/

 Northlane Drop Video For 'Solar'.

Northlane.Thursday 1st June 2017
Northlane have dropped their brand new single "Solar". Lifted from their critically acclaimed fourth album, Mesmer, Solar is a groove-laden, multi-layered prog journey that showcases the incredible vocal talent of Marcus Bridge whose range and dexterity is unparalleled in heavy music today. The video, directed by long-time collaborator Jason Eshraghian, was premiered via Twitter #blueroom this morning.

Click below to watch the incredible video for "Solar".

Mesmer was released on 24th March no forewarning and completely blindsided fans and the industry alike. Northlane were lauded for presenting the album directly to their fans in such an unorthodox and exhilarating manner, and since it dropped, Mesmer has been streamed over 5.38 million times. Among the excitement, Mesmer was received with a raft of acclaim and labelled "triumphant" and a "masterpiece" by critics, shaping Northlane into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports today.  

Northlane have just wrapped up a very successful tour of South East Asia and an appearance on Hammersonic, as well as a sold out regional run around Australia, ending at The Big Pineapple Festival, playing alongside Birds of Tokyo, The Veronicas and Peking Duck.

The rest of 2017 will see Northlane take Mesmer to all corners of the globe, starting with appearances on the main stage at Download Festival (UK) and Hellfest (France). The band will also appear at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Resurrection (Spain) and many more. Full UK, Europe and US tour dates will be announced soon.

European Festivals and Side Shows
Friday 9th June - Download Festival, UK
Sunday 11th June - Download Festival, France
Monday 12th June - La Chabada, France
Wednesday 14th June - Haezor Club, Israel
Friday 16th June - Graspop, Belgium
Sunday 18th June - Hellfest, France
Monday 19th June - Pont Rouge, Switzerland
Tuesday 20th June - Colos Saal, Germany
Wednesday 21st June - Tower, Germany
Friday 23rd June - Jera On Air, Netherlands
Saturday 24th June - With Full Force, Germany
Sunday 25th June - Randal Club, Slovakia
Monday 26th June - Zaklete Rewiry, Poland
Tuesday 27th June - U Bazyla, Poland
Thursday 29th June - Garage, Germany
Friday 30th June - Kellerklub, Germany
Saturday 1st July - Vainstream Rockfest, Germany
Sunday 2nd July - Dissonance Festival, Italy
Monday 3rd July - Conrad Sohm, Austria
Tuesday 4th July - Airport Germany
Wednesday 5th July - Rock For People, Czech Republic
Friday 7th July - Resurrection, Spain

Canadian Tour Dates
Wednesday 12th July - Le Cercle, Quebec City GQ
Thursday 13th July - La Tulipe, Montreal GQ
Friday 14th July - Brass Monkey, Ottawa ON
Saturday 15th July - Opera House, Toronto ON
Sunday 16th July - Warehouse, St Catharines ON
Tuesday 18th July - Rumrummers, London ON
Wednesday 19th July - Maxwells, Waterloo ON
Saturday 22nd July - The Park Theatre, Winnipeg MB
Tuesday 25th July - The Exchange, Regina SK
Thursday 27th July - Union Hall, Edmonton AB
Friday 28th July - Marquee, Calgary AB
Saturday 29th July - Vogue, Vancouver BC 

South American Tour Dates
Tuesday 1st August - Cosa Nostra, Cuauhtemoc Mexico
Thursday 3rd August - Uniclub, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Saturday 5th August - Club Subterraneo, Santiago, Chile

New Zealand Tour Dates
Friday 25th August - San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 26th August - Kings Arms, Auckland

Yours & Owls Festival 2017
Saturday 30th September - Sunday 1st October - Stuart Park, Wollongong

Tickets on sale now
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit:
northlaneband.com

 While She Sleeps Drop New Video.

While She Sleeps.Thursday 1st June 2017
While She Sleeps' recent incendiary tour of the UK in celebration of top ten album 'You Are We' included two sold out shows at The Dome in London. Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon made a special appearance for 'Silence Speaks' and the whole thing was caught on camera. Witness the heat here.

 'You Are We' was released in April to critical and public acclaim. From inception to release, it's a project that has been as much about the band's fans as is humanly possible. Their legion of supporters helped While She Sleeps achieve their goal to fund the album more than two times over. The band also recently revealed their own 'Sleeps Brothers' merch store with brand new items including polo shirts and patches being launched tomorrow.

While She Sleeps will continue to hit the road hard throughout 2017, with a clutch of further UK headline dates kicking off tonight, as well as shows across Australia and Asia this summer and a Reading & Leeds festival slot which will see them headline The Pit stage.

UK TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour
JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover
OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals
04/09 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic)

CONNECT:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/whileshesleeps
Site: http://www.whileshesleeps.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/wssofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/whileshesleeps
Snapchat: sleeps-brothers

 Kiss To Release 'Kissworld' The Best Of Kiss.

Kiss.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Hot on the heels of a SOLD OUT KISS European Tour through May 2017, Universal Music On Demand are set to release "KISSWORLD – The Best Of Kiss" on the 2nd June 2017.

KISS, America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time in every category, have a stunning catalogue of rock n roll classics. "KISSWORLD – The Best OF KISS" brings 20 of their best loved tracks together on one album. Iconic fan favourites such as "I Was Made For Lovin' You", "Rock And Roll All Nite" and "Detroit Rock City" alongside top 5 UK chart hits "Crazy Crazy Nights" and "God Gave Rock 'N' To You II" on one huge collection.

KISS are one of the most iconic and influential rock acts of all time. The band have released 44 albums and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Consummate live performers, the band's illustrious career is marked by record breaking global tours. Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer slayed the USA across July, August and September 2016 with a SOLD OUT Arena tour. They heard the calls from their European fans and they returned in May 2017 for the first time since 2015's series of SOLD OUT Festival and Arena shows across Europe. The 19 date / 11 country tour culminates in a show at London's iconic o2 Arena on the 31st May 2017.

Pre-order the album here - https://lnk.to/KISSWORLDPR
KISSWORLD - The Best OF KISS is released through Universal Music On Demand on the 2nd June 2017

 In Hearts Wake Announce October UK Tour.

In Hearts Wake.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Following the release of their new album, 'Ark', last week - Bryon Bay metallers In Hearts Wake have announced a UK & European headline tour.

Speaking of the tour, frontman Jake Taylor says, "One of our dreams was to be able to bring the UK & Europe a headline tour. Finally, here it is: 29 dates across 12 countries as part of our Ark world tour! We'll be bringing along with us two incredible bands: Gideon and Silent Screams. If you haven't heard of them please check them out ASAP. We look forward to playing our new headline set in a city near you. Brace for the impact!"
On Sale Friday 2nd June - 9am BST, 10am CET

OCTOBER
03 Norwich Waterfront Studio (UK)
04 Birmingham Asylum (UK)
05 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (UK)
06 London Underworld (UK)
07 Southampton Joiners (UK)
08 Leeds Key Club (UK)
10 Newcastle Think Tank (UK)
11 Glasgow The Attic (UK)
12 Manchester Sound Control (UK)
13 Nottingham Rescue Rooms (UK)
16 Paris Backstage By The Mill (FR)
17 Bordeaux Iboat (FR)
18 Madrid Yasta (ES)
19 Barcelona Sala Razzmatazz 3 (ES)
20 Lyon Warmaudio (FR)
21 Pinarella di Cervia Rockplanet Club (IT)
22 Aarau KiFF (CH)
23 Munich Kranhalle (DE)
24 Stuttgart Keller Klub (DE)
26 Vienna Arena (AT)
27 Budapest Durere Kert (HU)
28 Prague Nova Chmelnice (CZ)
29 Leipzig Naumann's (DE)
30 Hamburg Hafenklang (DE)
31 Berlin Cassiopeia (DE)

NOVEMBER
01 Munster Sputnikhalle (DE)
02 Cologne Underground (DE)
03 Haarlem Patronaat Z3 (DE)
05 Antwerp Kavka (BE)

 Hundreath To Release New Album 'Rare'.

Hundreth.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Hundredth continue to dive into their daring new direction with another song from their upcoming album, 'RARE', due out June 16th via Hopeless Records. The South Carolina band have now premiered 'Hole', one of the album's most propulsive tracks. 

When the time came for Hundredth to write their fourth full length, the band found themselves creatively spent in the realm of hardcore. Rather than cease to be a band, Hundredth dove headfirst into a bold stylistic change that would redefine them. 'Hole' is a perfect example of the drastic sonic shift that embodies 'RARE'.

Physical and digital preorders for 'RARE' are available now. Hundredth will be supporting 'RARE' all summer long on Warped Tour in the USA with more tour dates to be announced soon. 

RARE tracklist: 

1. Vertigo
2. Neurotic
3. White Squall
4. Hole
5. Suffer
6. Disarray
7. Down
8. Grey
9. Shy Vein
10. Chandelier
11. Youth
12. Departure

 Stiff Little Fingers To Release Live Album.

Stiff Little Fingers.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Stiff Little Fingers celebrate their 40th anniversary with a new record label and the release of their live album and film Best Served Loud – Live At Barrowland on CD, DVD, 2LP and Blu-ray, as well as with a release of their 2014's top 30 UK studio album No Going Back on vinyl, CD with bonus disc of demos and digital.  Both titles available on 23rd June 2017 via earMUSIC.

Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events.  None is more special than the band's annual St Patrick's show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.  2016 saw the band celebrate the 25th year in a row they played there , and the show was filmed and recorded initially for a limited edition direct to fan release only. Now earMUSIC will release Stiff Little Fingers' Best Served Loud – Live At Barrowland on CD, DVD and vinyl as well as for the very first time on Blu-ray.

With the latest studio album No Going Back and songs such as "Trail of Tears", "My Dark Places" and "Liar's Club", Stiff Little Fingers spanned topics including the economic crash, Jake's personal struggle with depression, and racism in the west. The candid and sincere nature of these tracks, like much of SLF's music, captures the heart of the listener. In particular, "My Dark Places" which opens with lyrics: "Well it cuts just like a knife/Takes away your love of life" was so inspiring that countless fans contacted Jake to tell him how the song gave them the strength to tell others about their own bouts with depression.

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.

"BEST SERVED LOUD – LIVE AT BARROWLAND" TRACK LIST
1.     Go For It/Wasted Life
2.     Just Fade Away
3.     Roots, Radicals, Rockers And Reggae
4.     Guitar & Drum
5.     Nobody's Hero
6.     Back To Front
7.     Barbed Wire Love
8.     Listen
9.     Doesn't Make It Alright
10.  Silver Lining
11.  Guilty As Sin
12.  At The Edge
13.  Strummerville
14.  My Dark Places
15.  Fly The Flag
16.  When We Were Young
17.  Tin Soldiers
18.  Suspect Device
19.  Gotta Getaway
20.  Alternative Ulster

"NO GOING BACK" VINYL TRACK LIST
Side A
1. Liar's Club
2. My Dark Places
3. Full Steam Backwards
4. I Just Care About Me
5. Don't Mind Me
6. Guilty As Sin

Side AA
1. One Man Island
2. Throwing It All Away
3. Good Luck With That
4. Trail Of Tears
5. Since Yesterday Was Here
6. When We Were Young

The "No Going Back" CD reissue comes in a 2CD Digipak edition with 12 exclusive demo songs, an acoustic version of "My Dark Places" and a live version of "When We Were Young".

The band remains an incendiary live act. They are touring throughout 2017 and forthcoming UK and Eire dates are below:

Fri 18th August 2017  Escot Park, Nr Fairmile, Devon, Beautiful Days Festival – UK
Fri 25th August 2017  Dublin, The Academy – Ireland 
Sat 26th August 2017 Belfast, Custom House Square – UK

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

 Neck Deep Announce October UK Tour.

Neck Deep.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Neck Deep are proud to announce a The Peace and The Panic UK headline tour for October, the band's biggest to date! The tour will see the quintet play the following venues:

OCTOBER:
04: BELFAST Mandela Hall
05: DUBLIN The Workmans Club
07: NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
08: GLASGOW o2 Academy
09: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
11: NORWICH UEA
12: CARDIFF Great Hall

Life, as anyone who has experienced even a little of it will tell you, is a series of peaks and troughs; victories and defeats; euphoric rises and disastrous falls. 
For Wrexham pop-punks Neck Deep, the trajectory of the last half decade has been, seemingly, one of unbridled success. Comprehensively the most successful British band in the history of their genre, and with an average age of just 23, they have risen – at a pace so head-spinning it nearly snapped necks – to become the zeitgeist capturing band of their generation and scene. They've scored Kerrang! and Alternative Press awards along the way, completed two summer-long stints and Warped Tour to unprecedented crowds, worked alongside legends like Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and completed a 2016 headline world tour of their own which took in some 15 countries across four months and sold in excess of 52,000 tickets.
Moreover, their second full-length album 'Life's Not Out To Get You' smashed its way in to the top 10 of both the UK and U.S. album charts and has shipped more than 150,000 copies worldwide to date. It both catapulted the the band to the front of the pack and effortlessly captured the essence of what problem free young adulthood is all about in the way only truly great pop-punk can.
But, as frontman Ben Barlow ruefully points out, "Maybe we were tempting fate a bit with that album title – it's felt like life has been out to get us since then."
Indeed, following the release of 'LNOTGY', the young men in Neck Deep endured several sharp, stinging reminders of life's ability to pull the rug from underneath you. They've had some growing up to do, and along the way have faced down more demons than most their age ever have to.

"My dad died whilst I was away on tour with the band and so did Fil's," nods Barlow sombrely. "We both lost friends during that period of time too, one of Fil's oldest mates in a car crash. It gave us a stark realisation of the double nature of things. With the good naturally comes the bad but we were going through what felt like a period of uninterrupted good. Then, all of a sudden we got smashed with the most horrible stuff imaginable."

To that end, Neck Deep's third album – the philosophically entitled 'The Peace And The Panic' — is a meditation on the constant duality of life and the struggles that come with it. It comes blessed with an acknowledgement that seizing the day and having a laugh with your mates is important, but so is the personal growth that comes with pain and existential crisis.

"It's not all 'Let's have a party and grab a beer' this time," surmises the frontman. "But I wouldn't say it's pessimistic, just realistic. Trying to make something of your life is a big theme on this record, as is dealing with depression and anxiety. There are some political songs in there as well – we're at a point where we're comfortable using our voices to talk about those things."

Aptly enough, the pair of lead singles the band have selected from the record reflect both the 'Peace' and 'Panic' sides of a coin that constantly spins across the album's 11 tracks. 'Where Do We Go When We Go' sees Barlow and his band wrestling with mortality, but recognising that 'There's a world full of possibilities / and a million people just like you'  whilebacked by the sort of infectious bounce and major-league chorus that we have come to love and expect from them.

'Happy Judgement Day' meanwhile is all spidering riffing and wide-eyed terror at the brutal and feckless nature of a society edging ever closer to the apocalypse. The best bit of all: both songs sound unequivocally like Neck Deep on the top of their game. That such a three-dimensional approach would (and frequently does) elude lesser bands is testament to the ambition, commitment and musicianship the five-piece are now bringing to the table. Working alongside producer Mike Green (Pierce The Veil, Paramore) they have imbued 'The Peace And The Panic' with a sonic sophistication and depth that goes far beyond the 'generic pop-punk' template and matches lyrical changes of pace and tone with ease.

"It's still very much a Neck Deep record," notes Barlow, "but we don't want to be one trick ponies. We did pop-punk very well on the last album, but I think a lot of people who think they don't like us will find plenty to discover on this one."

And whether that's in the sidewinding groove and personal manifesto of 'Don't Wait', or the wide-screen summer road-trip anthem of 'Heavy Lies', it's clear that this is a collection of songs full of a newfound, and deeper, confidence.

"We've all found ourselves in the last few years and grown up a bit," finishes Ben. "I've had to do a lot of soul-searching and maybe I've been hardened by life a little bit, but I feel ready to take on the world again, just in a different way."

The truth, as anyone who has even a little experience will tell you, is that when life takes away it also gives – in self-confidence, in conviction and in a galvanised dedication to expressing what lies inside you in the very best way you can. Neck Deep are here to prove that, and a whole lot more besides.

1) Motion Sickness
2) Happy Judgement Day
3) In Bloom
4) 19 Seventy Sumthin'
5) Parachute
6) Don't Wait (feat. Sam Carter)
7) Heavy Lies
8) Critical Mistake
9) The Grand Delusion
10) Wish You Were Here
11) Where Do We Go When We Go

 Municipal Waste Release Video For 'Slime And Punishment'.

Municipal Waste.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Richmond Virginia's  MUNICIPAL WASTE will unleash their latest piece of toxic detritus Slime And Punishment’ on June 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band releases the brand new single and title track off the upcoming album.

Watch the 360 visualiser for Slime And Punishment’ here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a-jx_fRk3U

Order your copy of Slime And Punishment’digitally on iTunes and Amazon Music and receive a download for Amateur Sketch and Slime And Punishment instantly!

Pre-order your digital copy of Slime And Punishment here:
‘Slime And Punishment’ CD / Vinyl
‘Slime And Punishment’ CD + Bandanna bundle / NB Anniversary Green & Clear Vinyl / T-Shirt

iTunes: http://nblast.de/MWSlimeAndPunishmentIT

Below is the tracklisting:
1. Breathe Grease
2. Enjoy The Night
3. Dingy Situations
4. Shrednecks
5. Poison The Preacher
6. Bourbon Discipline
7. Parole Violators
8. Slime And Punishment
9. Amateur Sketch
10. Excessive Celebration
11. Low Tolerance
12. Under The Waste Command
13. Death Proof
14. Think Fast

 Camden Rocks Announce Stage Splits.

Camdenrocks.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Camden Rocks Festival have revealed full line-up details for the June 3rd all-day event, and announced a special Kraken Sounds Stage to be held in the Camden Market Amphitheatre, featuring acoustic performances and open to all, free of charge.

In addition, Camden Rocks are celebrating one of the town's most iconic brands revealing the Dr Martens stage, set to take place in their Camden Town branch's new 'Boot Room', headlined by local fuzz-pop favourites, Bloody Knees.

Progressively expanding with each year, 2017 asserts Camden Rocks Festival as the biggest and best value multi-venue all-day music event of the UK festival calendar. Now the annual highlight for many in the London locality, and far beyond, Camden Rocks 2017 makes a massive statement for independent UK festivals. This year's headliners include the likes of FEEDER, The Coral, The Damned, Milburn, The Rifles, Reverend and The Makers, Carl Barat & The Jackals, Pulled Apart By Horses and many more, alongside some of the country's finest up and coming new acts.

The festival will take place across 25 of Camden Town's legendary music venues, now including Koko, and feature 250 bands and artists. £39.50 tickets are available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees.

www.camdenrocksfestival.com/tickets

Camden Rocks' previous years have seen special performances from a range of internationally acclaimed artists and prospering new bands including The Cribs, Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine, Creeper, Slaves, Yuck, Heck, Billy Bragg, Ginger Wildheart, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Gnarwolves and many more.

The full line-up for Camden Rocks Festival 2017 is as follows:

Feeder, The Coral, The Damned, The Rifles, Milburn, Reverend & The Makers, Carl Barat and The Jackals, Orange Goblin, The Professionals, Royal Republic, Pulled Apart By Horses, RUTS DC, The King Blues, Turbowolf, Andy Cairns (Therapy?), The Virginmarys, anti nowhere league, The Urban Voodoo Machine, The Membranes, Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction, The Rainband, Stone Broken, Big Boy Bloater and the LiMiTs, M O S E S, Desert Mountain Tribe, Habitats, Screaming Eagles, Imperial Leisure, The Main Grains, Love Zombies, The London SS, Slydigs, Max Raptor, The Blinders, Losers, Cortes, Reigning Days, MassMatiks, The Dirty Youth, Sykes, Hands Off Gretel, AARON BUCHANAN & THE CULT CLASSICS, Courage My Love, BLACK ORCHID EMPIRE, Asylums, Jasmine Rodgers, Straight Lines, Yonaka, When We Were Wolves, BRAWLERS, Exist Immortal, Deadcuts, Desert Storm, Continents, SKARLETT RIOT, Flight Brigade, REWS, Duncan Reid and the Big Heads, Emp!re, WIDE EYED BOY, BLANK PARODY, Massive Wagons, The Bottom Line, Gold Key, Anita Chellamah, Dirty Thrills, Inklings, Fizzy Blood, Broken Witt Rebels, Louise Distras, Millie Manders and The ShutUp, GOAN DOGS, FAERS, Forte, Eva Plays Dead, We came from wolves, October Drift, HCBP, The Franklys, Halflives, Weirds, Bloody Knees, Lock, Shadows into light, Frauds, Holding Absence, LAST GREAT DREAMERS, THECITYISOURS, Bare Knuckle Parade, Alexis Kings, Heel, The Kut, Reverted, Before Victoria, Lupus Dei, Liines, Stereo Juggernaut, Daxx & Roxane, Rival Karma, White Room, The SoapGirls, Lucie Barat, SINGLE BY SUNDAY, Tempt, CUTE CUTE DEΔTH, Tiny Giant, Desert planes, False Heads, VALERAS, Blackwaters, DAMN DICE, Antares, John, Divides, The Luka State, Curse of Lono, Desperate Measures, White Trash, Fierce Ideas, Glam Skanks, Role Models, Sugarmen, Willow Robinson, Only Sun, Drama club rejects, Toffees, Tim Muddiman and The Strange, Avalanche Party, Chinese missy, HVMM, Tarantula, BLACK SIXTEEN, Yungblud, Kidbrother, Veridian, (IAM)WARFACE, The RPMs, BEXATRON, Harker Moon, Mama Moonshine, The Muffin Heads, GØSPEL, Dead at Eleven, Cavalcade, Shea, Will O'Donnell, Matty James Cassidy Band, Two Year Break, Couples, LILITH AND THE KNIGHT, Panic Island, Secret Cameras, Via Dolorosa, Brandy Row, They Uncultured, Nash, Indigo Lo, Thunder On The Left, This Year's Ghost, Berries, Sisteray, Tokyo Taboo, The Distorting Glass, YUNG DRUID, Borders, Death and the Penguin, Scoundrel, Overdog, Temple Lake, Rumble Fish, Black Doldrums, Our Propaganda, SERPENTYNE, Those Damn Crows, HYMNS, Witterquick, Sonitus, The Long Highway, The Garage Flowers, Tony Goff & The Broken Colours, Albert Man, The Adventures Of..., White Eskimo, Veins, Duke of Wolves, Chase the Day, Esprit D'Air, The Black Roses, BRICKS, False Advertising, Electric Child House, Bad Touch, The Brink, Penny Mob, Billy Mitchell, Axel Jansson, Salt, Suzie Stapleton, Luke Burnsright, AGENT, Wicked Splinters, Pretty Pistol, Nine Miles South, The Idol dead, Calista Kazuko, Surge, The Alibi, Peter Von Toy, Amy Odell, Cope, Sons, VERTEBRAE, Plastic People, Circa Never, The Baddest, Voksal, BOYFROMTHECROWD, LONGY & THE GOSPEL TRASH, Throw Me Off The Bridge, NEON ANIMAL, Grounds, Go Primitive, Tenth Electric, The Dirty Mojo's, Black Market Aftermath, The Survival Code, Waste, 7he 7ouch, BRIXTON ALLEY, Lighthouse, THE GULPS, Cohesion, Babyteeth, Valliers, In Search Of Sun, M.I.N.D, Arable Desert, Youth Killed It.

Camden Rocks Festival 2017 venues include:

Koko, Electric Ballroom, Underworld, Dingwalls, PROUD, Camden Assembly, Black Heart, Monarch, The Forge, The Crowndale, Dublin Castle, Dingwalls Canal side, Bloc bar – upstairs, Bloc bar, Hawley Arms, Good Mixer, Brew-Dog, Be At One, Devonshire Arms, Belushis, Winnicott, The Fiddlers Elbow, The Lyttelton Arms, The Pack & Carriage, Camden Market Amphitheatre.

 The Movielife Reveal Details Of Forthcoming Album.

Movielife.Wednesday 31st May 2017
After recently announcing its signing with Rise Records, celebrated New York-based rock band The Movielife have revealed more details about their highly anticipated album today. Entitled Cities In Search Of A Heart, this record marks the band's return to form and their first album since 2003's seminal Forty Hour Train Back To Penn. The official cover art for this new album, due out September 22 everywhere, can be found below. 
Additionally, the band is traveling to the UK later this week to appear at Slam Dunk Festival.
The Movielife 

Saturday May 27 @ SLAM DUNK in Birmingham UK
Sunday May 28 @ SLAM DUNK in Leeds UK
Monday May 29 @ SLAM DUNK in Hatfield UK

More information on ticketing and set times can be found at http://slamdunkmusic.com
More details, along with brand new music off Cities In Search Of A Heart, to be released soon.

 Eighteen Visions Unleash New Song.

Eighteen Visions.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Eighteen Visions, the seminal metal band that recently announced they had reformed and signed with Rise Records have today premiered a brand new track with Kerrang.com

The track ' The Disease, The Decline and Wasted Time' is taken from their long-awaited new album, XVIII out 2nd June.

"The Disease, The Decline & Wasted time was the first song we wrote for "XVIII." It's heavy and aggressive nature definitely help set the tone for the rest of the album." says singer James Hart

click here to stream the track
Eighteen Visions will perform a plethora of fan favourites and new songs—on 2nd June, when they take the stage for the first time in ten years for a record release show at The Observatory in Orange County. Click HERE for tickets. 

XVIII, the reunited and reenergised band's first new album in over a decade, is both mission statement and battle cry. It's a blistering, dense, and diverse album. Recharged and newly partnered with Rise Records, 18V sound liberated from the expectations of the outside world and driven only by their own personal and artistic directive. This is the album promised by the raw alchemy of every other Eighteen Visions record. The unrelenting force and unashamed ambition that fueled every stylistic incarnation of this always evolving and never boring band: it's finally fully realized in the sound of XVIII. The album was made at home in Orange County, with U.K. transplant and multi-instrumentalist producer Mick Kenney at the helm. His close relationship with the guys in the band (vocalist James Hart, guitarist Keith Barney and drummer Trevor Friedrich) lent itself to the most fully realized recording in their discography, emphasizing every strength of 18V's unique arsenal. Among the album's many highlights is "Live Again," a moving tribute to bassist Mick Morris, who passed in 2013, "Picture Perfect" a super heavy, dirgy assault on fakery and wolves in sheep's clothing, dripping with menacing melody and "Fake Leather Jacket," a molotov cocktail tossed at the music industry, threatening and staunchly confident.

The full track listening for XVIII  is:
1.Crucified
2.The Disease, The Decline, and Wasted Time
3.Underneath My Gun
4. Live Again
5.Laid To Waste in the Shit of Man
6.Oath
7. Spit
8. Picture Perfect
9.Fake Leather Jacket
10. For This I Sacrifice

 Evanescence To Head To London For Two UK Shows.

Evanescence.Wednesday 31st May 2017
Multi-platinum rock band Evanescence are set to play their first UK dates for 5 years.  They appear at London's Eventim Apollo on June 13th & 14th. More info available at http://www.evanescence.com/shows/

Led by Amy Lee's operatic and passionate vocals, Evanescence has sold nearly 25 million albums since the band's 2003 debut, Fallen. The album's lead single, "Bring Me To Life" won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.  Other massive hits followed including "My Immortal," "Going Under," and "Call Me When You're Sober," establishing Evanescence as worldwide tour headliners.  

Lee comments "Coming back to Europe has been a high priority for us and we are very excited for the shows this summer. The band has a special new energy right now and we are pushing ourselves and more than ever onstage, and enjoying ourselves immensely. Can't wait to share it with you!"

Full European tour dates are below:
June 10th – Vantaa, Finland @ Rockfest
June 13th -  London, UK @ Eventim Apollo  SOLD OUT
June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT
June 18th – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop
June 20th – Warsaw, Poland @ Torwar
June 21st – Trakai, Lithuania @ Sunset Festival
June 26th – Kiev, Ukraine @ Stereo Plaza
June 29th – Bucharest, Romaina @ Arenale Romane 
July 2nd – Athens, Greece @ Rockwave Festival
July 4th – Milan, Italy @ Milano Summer Festival
July 6th – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Rock for People
July 8th – Pratteln, Switzerland @ Summer Nights Open Air
July 9th – Cologne, Germany @ Palladium

Amy Lee recently announced that the band are working with an orchestra on new album 'Synthesis'.  They will be re-recording core Evanescence tracks as well as showcasing a couple of new songs.  You can watch the announcement here: https://www.facebook.com/Evanescence/videos/10154322072766786/

 Goldfinger To Release New Album 'The Knife'.

Goldfinger.Wednesday 24th May 2017
Los Angeles's legendary punk/ska Goldfinger is back, with the announcement of The Knife, to be released July 21 through Rise Records. After nine years of producing and writing music  for other bands, Goldfinger is proud to be back with 13 tracks of their very own for their first time since the release of their 2008 album, Hello Destiny...

The album features a host of special guests including guest vocals from Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, 311 lead-singer Nick Hexum, Mighty Mighty Boss Tones guitarist Nate Albert ("Get What I Need") on guitar, Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun on drums ("Orthodontist Girl"), and ONE OK ROCK's Takahiro Moriuchi, amongst others. Fans can get a first taste of the album through their first single, "Put The Knife Away". Pre-orders for the album be the album here.

The Knife is not a nostalgia play; it is an evolution of the band and a reflection of the musical and life experience that singer-songwriter/producer John Feldmann who explains, "I took my time making this record...Nine years to be exact! I feel like I've made the most concise Goldfinger record in my career. We have all Goldfinger styles together as one, with Zakk Cervini, who mixed the Blink-182 record, and Travis Barker on drums, I couldn't be more proud of an album.

GOLDFINGER "Put The Knife Away"
With 13 tracks, The Knife surges with the energy, personality, and charm that has made Goldfinger one of the most memorable acts from 90s/2000s punk. From the blaring opener "A Million Miles", the easy-going, self-deprecating ska-influenced "Get What I Need", the swaying struggle of "Don't Let Me Go", and the brassy, reggae feel of "Liftoff", the record spans a vast spectrum of sound and tone. This variety is the result of deliberate reflection of Feldmann's life experiences and extensive production (Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer) career over the years. With tongue-in-cheek scene commentary on "Am I Deaf?", the interpersonal conflict of "Put the Knife Away", or the heartwarming ode to his daughter "Milla", Feldmann uses The Knife as a decidedly unguarded sonic update and re-introduction of himself and his thoughts. 

Goldfinger's resurgence on The Knife is not a rehearsal of past glory; it is a revolution. This is greatly echoed in the band's revamped lineup, featuring MXPX's Mike Herrera on bass and Story of the Year's Phil Sneed on guitar (both doing backup vocals as well). Blink-182's Travis Barker plays drums on the album, making the album a fitting collection from different corners of the punk world and further showcasing Feldmann's ability to draw from and synthesize influences into a cohesive, character-infused collection of talent and art.

Goldfinger continues to build on a highly regarded legacy, where they have been considered one of the forerunners and most well-known bands of the third-wave ska/punk movement of the late 90s. Their 1996 self-titled debut Goldfinger went gold, and was named one of "The Ten Albums That Defined 1996" by Alternative Press in 2006. AllMusic said "no one had more success with this new sound than Goldfinger on their self-titled debut", calling it "irresistibly catchy, creative, and hopelessly endearing." 1997's Hang-Ups reached #85 on the Billboard 200, and the single "Superman" was prominently featured on the soundtrack for the generation-defining Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game. Over 6 full-length albums and over a decade of touring, Goldfinger amassed an international fan base drawn to the band's penchant for big choruses, attitude, and creativity of seamlessly fusing punk rock, ska, skate punk, and various other genres throughout their discography.

The Knife - Tracklisting
1. A Million Miles
2. Get What I Need
3. AM I Deaf
4. Tijuana Sunrise
5. Put The Knife Away
6. Don't Let Me Go
7. Beacon
8. Who's Laughing Now
9. Say It Out Loud
10. Orthodontist Girl
11. See You Around
12. Liftoff
13. Milla

The band will be playing Slam Dunk festival this weekend at the following dates as well a London headline show:
May 27th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Nec, Birmingham
May 28th - Slam Dunk Festival - Leeds, City Centre
May 29th - Slam Dunk Festival - The Forum, Hertfordshire
May 31st - 100 Club - London, England

 Bowling For Soup Go Acoustic.

Bowling For Soup.Wednesday 24th May 2017
With Bowling For Soup's eagerly awaited headline slot on The Fireball Stage at this years' Slam Dunk Festival now just a few days away, it seemed like the perfect time for the band to release a new single. With it being festival season, and with Slam Dunk's Fireball Stage being a collection of classic pop punk and ska bands, it seemed right that the new single is a new twist on an old favourite. 

Taken from Bowling For Soup's recent critically and fan acclaimed acoustic live CD/DVD, Acoustic In A Freakin' English Church, the acoustic version of Punk Rock 101 is a brand new way to enjoy one of Bowling For Soup's biggest hit singles and staples from their live sets.

If there's one thing Bowling For Soup, and their fans, both enjoy, it's a good party. So the band are thrilled to be headlining the new Fireball Stage at the Slam Dunk Festival 2017 triple header in Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield. The Fireball Stage will host a full day of ska and classic pop punk bands, and Bowling For Soup will have the honour of closing the stage. 

Appearing alongside Bowling For Soup on The Fireball Stage is a collection of ska royalty in the shape of Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger and Mad Caddies, not to mention Zebrahead's high energy unique flavour of pop punk. Rounding things off will be The Ataris and Fenix TX. The stage will also be compered by longtime friend and collaborator of Bowling For Soup, MC Lars, while another friend of the band, Matt Stocks, will be DJ'ing between bands. 

Headlining The Fireball Stage at Slam Dunk will top what has been a fantastic last eighteen months for Bowling For Soup with many notable achievements. This time last year they embarked on the "How About Another Round Tour" in the UK, which sold out almost every night and saw the band play to almost 30,000 people alongside their friends in The Dollyrots and Lacey. They were back to wow UK audiences again in October as special guests on Steel Panthers' arena tour, something which was swiftly followed by the release of their hugely popular new album Drunk Dynasty. The year was capped off by the release of Bowling For Soup's first official live acoustic CD and DVD, Live In A Freakin' English Church, recorded right here in the UK at London's majestic Union Chapel. 

 Deez Nuts Release Video For 'Remedy'.

Deez Nuts.Wednesday 24th May 2017
On their recent and highly successful European “You Are Part Of This Tour” tour Daniel Prieß from Lion Fighter Productions hopped on the tour-bus and filmed DEEZ NUTS on several shows and occasions. Check out the video clip for “Remedy” to get an impression about the fantastic vibe on this tour that was an event amongst friends: https://youtu.be/DCkk8MOlNTc

Additionally, more shows have been confirmed for “The Summer of Binge & Purgatory” tour that is taking them to various festivals such as Hellfest, With Full Force, Jera On Air, Resurrection Festival, Free & Easy, Nord Open Air or Riez Open Air, but also sees them playing club shows.

DEEZ NUTS
The Summer of Binge & Purgatory 2017

16.06.17 (DE) Freiburg - Crash
17.06.17 (F) Metz - Monkey Show
18.06.17 (F) Clisson - Hellfest
19.06.17 (F) Paris - Glazart
20.06.17 (DE) Düsseldorf - Zakk (w/ Suicidal Tendencies)
21.06.17 (DE) Kiel - Schaubude
22.06.17 (DE) Gräfenhainichen - With Full Force Festival
23.06.17 (B) Oostende - Elysee
24.06.17 (NL) Ysselsteyn - Jera On Air
25.06.17 (DE) Göttingen - Exil (w/ Obey The Brave)
27.06.17 (DE) Weinheim - Cafe Central (w/ Obey The Brave)
28.06.17 (CH) Meyrin-Genève - Undertown
29.06.17 (CH) Aarau - Kiff Foyer
30.06.17 (DE) Münster Vainstream Warm Up
01.07.17 (DE) Giebelstadt - Mission Ready Festival
02.07.17 (DE) Losheim - Reality Bites Festival
03.07.17 (DE) Hannover - Bei Chez Heinz (w/ First Blood)
04.07.17 (DE) Regensburg - Airport (w/ Northlane, Chelsea Grin, Obey The Brave)
05.07.17 (CZ) Hradec Kralove - Rock For People
06.07.17 (AT) Steyr - Röda (w/ First Blood)
07.07.17 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
08.07.17 (AT) Kapfenberg - Overdrive Festival
09.07.17 (SK) Bratislava - Randal (w/ First Blood, Obey The Brave)
10.07.17 (SLO) Ljubljana - Gala Hala (w/ Obey The Brave)
11.07.17 (IT) Padova - Bahnhof
12.07.17 (IT) Porto Sant'Elpido - Bagni Pazzi
13.07.17 (DE) Stuttgart - Juha West (w/ First Blood)
14.07.17 (B) Herk De Stad - Rock Herk
15.07.17 (DE) Goldenstadt - Afdreit Un Buten Festival
16.07.17 (DE) Rostock Alte - Zuckerfabrik
18.07.17 (PL) Warsaw - Hydrozagadka
19.07.17 (PL) Wroclaw - Carpe Diem
20.07.17 (DE) München Backstage - Free & Easy (w/ Obey The Brave)
22.07.17 (DE) Lindau - Umsonst & Draussen
23.07.17 (DE) Siegen - Vortex
26.07.17 (IL) Tel Aviv - Gagarin (w/ Kids Insane)
28.07.17 (DE) Essen - Nord Open Air (afternoon)
28.07.17 (DE) Bausendorf - Riez Open Air (evening)

Make sure to check out the following videos that have been released for DEEZ NUTS latest album, “Binge & Purgatory”:
“Binge/Purgatory”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JC2Z7upuGQ
“Discord”: https://youtu.be/QpPWvhn2RfQ

 Biters Release New Video From Their Recently Released Studio Album.

Biters.Wednesday 24th May 2017
Atlanta's rock n' roll punks BITERS, whose new studio album, 'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' was released Friday, have unveiled a brand new video for lead single, 'Stone Cold Love'.  Watch the clip, directed by longtime collaborator Video Rahim, here - https://youtu.be/slBjGh00Yec

BITERS recently returned home after blazing a trail across the UK and Europe with their electrifying live shows.  Their 24-date tour supporting labelmates Blackberry Smoke saw them playing to over 50,000 music fans, including a date at London's iconic Roundhouse.

BITERS frontman Tuk tells us about how 'Stone Cold Love' came to be; "I sat down with my buddy Scott (Stevens) to write a tune.  We sat for hours trying to come up with something that felt perfect, but were hitting a dead end.  We said 'fuck it' and went to his local hang out, ate some cornbread, drank a few beers and talked about music.  We spoke about T Rex, Queen and Slade, shit like that, how cool those big drum grooves were.  Right then a light bulb went off and we headed back to studio with a fresh start and within hours finished writing the song, demoed it and tracked lead vocals!  I was so fucking delirious I couldn't tell if it was good or not.  A few weeks later, Scott sent me the finished demo while I was on tour in Kansas. I remember cranking it in the van outside of this fake old wild west town and thinking ,"Goddamn, this is so good!"

'The Future Ain't What It Used To Be' was produced by Dan Dixon and is the follow-up to 2015's critically acclaimed 'Electric Blood'. You can grab the album digitally at iTunes - http://bit.ly/bitersfuture-itunes or pick up signed copies, bundles and lovely vinyl from http://biters.earache.com/

 Silverstein Announce UK Tour.

Silverstein.Wednesday 24th May 2017
Ontario,  Canada's  post-hardcore  heavyweights, Silverstein have  announced their biting new full length, Dead Reflection, due out July 14th via Rise Records. To celebrate the announcement the band have premiered their massive new track, "Retrograde" and announced a new UK tour.

Dead Reflection is Silverstein's eighth full length,  a  feat  reached  by  very  few  bands,  especially  within  the  heavy  music world where youthful  fire and aggression  is often finite. Silverstein,  however, have  always  been  an  outlier,  and Dead  Reflection proves  that  the  band  still has plenty  of  fight left. The band  pushed themselves harder than ever  before resulting  in  an  album  the  takes  all  of Silverstein's  strengths--pummeling  riffs, explosive  dynamic  shifts,  and  hugely  anthemic  choruses -- and  ramps  up  the intensity,  demonstrating  exactly  why Silverstein remain  at  the  top  of  their game over 17 years into their career.

Watch the "Retrograde" music video here or by clicking the image below.
Silverstein have always managed to be completely comfortable in their own skin while never being afraid  to grow, however, the evolution from Ontario basement  shows to touring the world over and selling over a million records hasn't  always  been  easy. Dead  Reflection finds Silverstein once  again fuelled by the darkest of times. After finishing a gruelling touring cycle in support of 2015's I Am Alive In Everything I  Touch, vocalist Shane Told found himself at his  lowest  point. Told related, "I was not in a good place a  year ago. This record tells the story of how broken I was, how I found myself on a path of self-destruction, and how I had to fight to get my sanity and happiness back".

The band are no strangers to utilising the hardest parts of life to power their creativity and Dead Reflection is undeniably as harrowing as it is cathartic, but for Silverstein there is no settling, no stopping, and they give nothing less than everything.

You can see Silverstein at the following date this winter:
Friday 8th December Southampton @ Talking Heads
Saturday 9th December  Brighton @ The Haunt
Sunday 10th December  Cardiff @ The Globe
Tuesday 12th December Glasgow @ G2
Wednesday 13th December  Newcastle @ Think Tank
Thursday 14th December  Manchester @ Sound Control
Friday 15th December  Huddersfield @ The Parish
Saturday 16th December  London @ Garage
Dead Reflection is available for preorder now.
Dead Reflection is due out July 14th via Rise Records

Dead Reflection track list:
1. Last Looks
2. Retrograde
3. Lost Positives
4. Ghost
5. Aquamarine
6. Mirror Box
7. Demons
8. The Afterglow
9. Cut and Run
10. Secret's Safe
11. Whiplash
12. Wake Up

 Adrenaline Mob Chase Dragons.

Adrenaline Mob.Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Hard rock icons ADRENALINE MOB have revealed a lyric video for their new single, 'Chasing Dragons', taken from their upcoming album, 'We The People' which is out on 2nd June 2017 via Century Media Records.

Check out the song here: https://youtu.be/YwE8t-q4z8w

Download 'Chasing Dragons' instantly when you pre-order their new album via all digital platforms, reserve your copy today at:
http://smarturl.it/AMOB-WeThePeople

ADRENALINE MOB was formed by guitar aficionado Mike Orlando and iconic vocalist Russell Allen (Symphony X, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Star One, Allen-Lande) in 2012 with support from acclaimed drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and bassist John Moyer on their critically-acclaimed debut, "Omertá". Due to scheduling conflicts, Portnoy departed the band and was replaced by drum legend A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister) for their following releases ("Men of Honor" & "Dearly Departed") until his untimely death in 2015. Orlando and Allen took a break to process the loss of their friend and band mate while focusing on their respective side projects. The pair reformed in early 2016 for their upcoming release, 'We The People', with a new line-up featuring acclaimed bassist Dave Z. (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and drummer Jordan Cannata.

'We The People' was self-recorded, mixed and mastered at Orlando's Sonic Stomp Studios and features 13 energetic, fist-raising and foot-stomping tracks that put the hard back in hard rock and the heavy back in heavy metal.

Track Listing
1. King Of The Ring
2. We The People
3. The Killer's Inside
4. Bleeding Hands
5. Chasing Dragons
6. Til the Head Explodes
7. What You're Made Of
8. Raise 'Em Up
9. Ignorance & Greed
10. Blind Leading The Blind
11. Violent State Of Mind
12. Lords Of Thunder
13. Rebel Yell

 Byron Bay's In Hearts Wake Release New Track 'Waterborne'.

In Hearts Wake.Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Byron Bay's In Hearts Wake have released Waterborne, the third new track from forthcoming new album Ark. The track lends its name to We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative  that sees the band partnering with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of clean-ups along of some of the most polluted waterways on the east coast of Australia. A similar project based in the UK & Europe will be announced in due course.
"We are overwhelmed by the amount of people who have already signed up to help us clean some of Australia's most polluted waterways," says frontman Jake Taylor. "If this goes well, we'd like to take it around the world. As a thank you to everyone ahead of our album coming out on Friday, here's an early gift called 'Waterborne' which is the track that inspired the initiative. We have given water a voice and the lyrics are written from its perspective."

Ark is both a dynamic breath of fresh air for the metalcore genre as a whole and a treatise on one of the world's great impending issues. Today, in some parts of the world, water is already more expensive than oil, a trend that is spreading. In Hearts Wake – comprising frontman Jake Taylor, guitarists Ben Nairne and Eaven Dall, bassist Kyle Erich and drummer Conor Ward – are bringing this distressing issue to the world's attention.

"No matter what side of the world we live on, water connects us all," says Jake. "Every living thing, and every human being that ever was or will be, is born of water. The plasma in our blood is 92% water, our brains 75%, and even our bones are 30% water. The same water that shapes our Earth is the same water within each of us." 

"This record is an ode to the Ark that is our ocean planet. Just like a ship, if one part is compromised all life is threatened. What happens on one side of the world affects the other. If we don't work together to repair our home and restore the integrity of its natural resources, we will all go down with the ship. Since water is our lifeblood, it needs to be respected, protected, and acknowledged not only as a basic human right, but as an essential human need."

In conjunction with the release of Ark, In Hearts Wake have joined forces with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of waterway clean-ups in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and at home in Byron Bay. Marine debris is one of the major environmental issues worldwide and In Hearts Wake are calling upon their fans to join them in these clean-ups, as well as encouraging fans to form their own clean up crews to tackle their local problem waterways. In Hearts Wake plan to take the initiative global with a series of clean-ups in the works for future overseas tours.

Ark follows Skydancer (2015), Earthwalker (2014), and Divination (2012) in further cementing In Hearts Wake's status as one of the leading lights of melodic metalcore. In 2016 they released the unique collaborativeEquinox EP alongside label mates and compatriots Northlane, and have looped the planet multiple times in the name of spreading their ecological, humanitarian and urgent environmental message.
In Hearts Wake have won new friends and fans from multiple US runs including Vans Warped Tour, and stints supporting Parkway Drive and August Burns Red. They have also taken the fight to European festivals such as Download, Graspop, Groezrock, Vainstream, successfully toured South East Asia and are becoming bigger than ever at home in Australia. The band will embark on their biggest and only Australian headline tour of 2017 in July. 
Ark is available for preorder now from http://unfd.lnk.to/Ark
 In Hearts Wake - Ark is out May 26 via UNFD
1. Ark
2. Passage
3. Nomad
4. Frequency
5. Warcry
6. Waterborne
7. Arrow
8. Flow
9. Overthrow
10. Elemental
11. Totality
12. Now

 Arch Enemy Finish New Studio Album.

Arch Enemy.Monday 22nd May 2017
In March 2017, extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY finished the 'War Eternal' album cycle with the highly successful 'As The Stages Burn!' live release, which was filmed and recorded at the band’s massive headlining show at Wacken Open Air 2016:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNPKGyYzPCo
Now, it is time for the next chapter in the band’s history as ARCH ENEMY hereby announce the title and release date of their forthcoming tenth studio album! 'Will To Power' will celebrate its worldwide release on September 8th 2017 through Century Media Records.
 Michael Amott comments: "After many months of writing and recording in the studio we are delighted to have finally completed work on our 10th studio album, ‘Will To Power’. We are looking forward to sharing new music with you soon.
We are equally excited to announce the first leg of our 'Will To Power' world tour... Can't wait to play new and old songs for our fans, see you all soon!" 
‘Will To Power’ is a bold sonic statement that ARCH ENEMY in this day and age is virtually unstoppable. UK fans will get a chance to see the band perform this Summer at Bloodstock on 13th August.
ARCH ENEMY live
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

 Bush Announce Massive UK Headline Tour.

Bush.Monday 22nd May 2017
Armed with their 7th studio album, BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOWS, BUSH have announced their first European headline tour in 4 years, which includes 6 UK dates, beginning with a show at O2 Kentish Town Forum on September 21st.

As Gavin Rossdale was lighting up TV screens this past spring with his work as a coach on The Voice UK, BUSH also played a rip-roaring homecoming show at a sold-out Shepherds Bush Empire in March, tearing through a setlist packed with classic hits and new favourites with Gavin once again proving why he is one of the best front men in rock.

To date, BUSH have sold over 20 million records, and have also had an incredible 18 Top 40 singles at radio. Currently on a nationwide tour of North America, BUSH return to Europe this autumn to play the following dates:

21-Sep            O2 Kentish Town Forum London, UK
22-Sep            O2 Institute                                                      Birmingham, UK
23-Sep            Waterfront                                                        Norwich, UK
25-Sep            O2 Academy                                    Bristol, UK
26-Sep            O2 ABC                                                          Glasgow, UK
27-Sep            O2 Ritz                                                                            Manchester, UK
29-Sep            E-Werk                                                                            Cologne, Germany
30-Sep            Trix Hall                                                                          Antwerp, Belgium
01-Oct            013                                                                   Tilburg, Netherlands
03-Oct            Pumpehuset                                      Copenhagen, Denmark
04-Oct            Rockefeller                                                       Oslo, Norway
06-Oct            Grosse Freiheit                                 Hamburg, Germany
07-Oct            Komplex                                                           Zurich, Switzerland
08-Oct            Gasometer                                                        Vienna, Austria
09-Oct            Tonhalle                                                           Munich, Germany
11-Oct            Lisbon Coliseu                                 Lisbon, Portugal
 
Tickets on sale May 26th

 Code Orange Release New Music Video.

Code Orange.Monday 22nd May 2017
Code Orange have unveiled their official music video for "Bleeding In The Blur." The video, which was directed by Max Moore, is streaming now via The Fader who also spoke with the band's Reba Meyers for a Q&A about their acclaimed new LP, FOREVER.

Watch the official video for "Bleeding In The Blur" here: http://flyt.it/bitb-fader

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios, FOREVER debuted earlier this year staking its claim as one of 2017's top releases. The US press raved about it, with Rolling Stone selecting Code Orange as one of 10 New Artists You Need to Know: February 2017 exclaiming, "FOREVER captures some of the most punishing noise the band has recorded to date, featuring songs rife with sudden transitions to still-harsher textures."  The Fader featured Code Orange as one of their 13 Artists You Need To Know About In 2017, while Nerdist declared, "Code Orange is back and heavier than ever," adding, "These kids were heavy before, but they just increased density by a hundred percent and then crushed all livings under their weight." NPR praised Code Orange's FOREVER, asserting that it, "...is among its most bruising works, with surprises throughout," while  CLRVYNT hailed FOREVER as Code Orange's, "...most depraved set of grooves yet," asserting, "...don't underestimate the quartet, 'cause they're out for blood." Media around the world followed suit. FOREVER is available at all DSP's (http://Flyt.it/forever) with physical copies available at Code Orange's official merch store.

Next month Code Orange kick-off a run of European dates which will see the Pittsburgh, PA band supporting System Of A Down on their headline tour and call into the UK's Download Festival, as well as a single show in Brighton. Tickets for all dates on Code Orange's upcoming run are available here.  Code Orange will then return to the states in July for a series of festival performances. For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information please visit http://codeorangetoth.com/tour/.
 CODE ORANGE

2017 TOUR DATES
** Direct support for System Of A Down
* Co-headline with Touche Amore

Jun 01                    Hallenstadion                                      Zurich, Switzerland **
Jun 03                    Rock im Park Festival                         Nürnberg, Germany
Jun 04                    Rock am Ring Festival                        Eifel, Germany
Jun 06                     Milan Rock Festival                           Milan, Italy
Jun 07                    Open Air Zenith                                   Nancy, France **
Jun 08                    The Haunt                                            Brighton, United Kingdom
Jun 09                     Download Festival UK                       Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 10                     Download Festival Paris                      Paris, France
Jun 12                     O2 arena                                              Prague, Czech Republic **
Jun 13                    Wuhlheide                                            Berlin, Germany **
Jun 14                    Barclaycard Arena                             Hamburg, Germany **
Jun 16                    Nova Rock                                            Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 17                    Graspop Metal Meeting                   Dessel, Belgium
Jun 19                    Post Tenebras Rock / L'Usine           Geneva, Switzerland
Jun 20                    Nimes Festival                                     Nîmes, France **
Jun 21                    Razzmatazz 3                                      Barcelona, Spain*
Jun 22                    Download Festival Madrid               Madrid, Spain
Jun 23                    RCA Club                                               Lisbon, Portugal*
Jun 24                    Hard Club                                              Porto, Portugal*
Jul  14                     Chicago Open Air                                Chicago, Illinois
Jul  15                     Rock USA                                              Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Jul  29                     This Is Hardcore                                  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 18                   Psycho Las Vegas                                Las Vegas, Nevada

 The Family Release New Video.

The Family.Monday 22nd May 2017
The Family have released a brand new Video for 'My Kind of Scum' taken from their Debut EP 'Welcome To The Family' available digitally now.

Check out 'My Kind of Scum' Here  

'Welcome To The Family' was recorded and produced by Peter Hutchings (Nothing But Thieves, Ed Harcourt, Crushed Beaks) at Prego Studios and mastered by Milan Adamik (Slash, Crystal Castles) at Masterworks Audio. The EP showcases The Family's ability to blend the downright heavy, with all the hooks in the tackle box; hitting you with a barrage of dirty, fuzzed out riffs, explosive, driving rhythms and savagely catchy vocals. 

The Family are a 4 piece rock band from Sheffield who formed from the ashes of disbanded hardcore act Dead Harts. Vocalist Mathew Baxendale's pursuit for a more melodic vocal and the groups shared love of both modern groups like the Metz and legends like Nirvana have fostered their aggressive grunge concoction, timeless in it's raw delivery, whilst poignant lyrics address current issues for the modern misunderstood soul in a media-driven capitalist society. 

Be sure to catch them destroying stages live across the country in 2017.

 Of Mice And Men Release New Single.

Of Mice And Men.Monday 22nd May 2017
Inspired by the overwhelming response to previous release "Unbreakable" and the outpouring of support at live shows and fan demand for more new music, OF MICE & MEN have surprise-released their second new song, "Back To Me" – click HERE to watch the video and HERE to purchase and/or stream the track. Like "Unbreakable," "Back To Me" was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Sepultura, My Chemical Romance), mixed by Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (Deftones, Muse) and mastered by Chris Athens (Drake, Ozzy Osbourne). The video for "Back To Me" chronicles the band's past few weeks – a frenzied whirlwind that saw them release an "Unbreakable" video (viewable HERE) that's already amassed 1.7 million views and deliver a string of electrifying, show-stealing performances at Las Rageous, Fort Rock Festival, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and most recently, Rock on the Range.

"'Back To Me' is a very meaningful song for us," says vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley. "When going through major life changes, whether it's loss or growth, it's incredibly easy to feel like you've lost a part of yourself—and like you'll never be yourself again. I've come believe that we can never truly lose ourselves. I believe we persist through these changes, and that if you can discover, tap into, and ignite your true passions, you'll always be able light the way back to you. We really wanted to put out 'Back To Me' as the follow up to 'Unbreakable,' because we wanted to reassure and encourage ourselves and others to press on when times get tough. 'Let hope be everything that you need...'"  

Next comes an international tour that kicks off June 8th at the Greenfield Festival in Switzerland and includes stops at the Download Festival in the UK, In.Fest in Milan, Nova Rock Festival in Austria and more. Los Angeles-based fans can catch the band (Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarist Phil Manansala) performing alongside Rise Against on July 13th at the Shrine Auditorium.

"Unbreakable" and "Back To Me" are Of Mice & Men's first new releases since the departure of vocalist Austin Carlile, whose ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome forced him to leave the band at the end of last year.

OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They've racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They've played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they're lucky. But OF MICE & MEN have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere five years. And while those feats make for one helluva resume, what makes this band really matter is that they've never stopped pushing themselves to go further. The Southern California-based quintet recently released Cold World with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

OF MICE & MEN will be making their UK comeback by playing Download Festival 9th-11th June at Donnington Park. 

Visit  https://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events for full itinerary of international dates.

 Rammstein Announce London Signing.

Rammstein.Monday 22nd May 2017
Rammstein will mark the launch of ‘Rammstein: Paris’ with a visit to London to meet fans and sign copies of this long-awaited concert film, first shown theatrically and now available as a multi-format, lavishly-packaged release via Spinefarm Records.

This rare event – only the second time Rammstein have undertaken a signing session of this type in the UK – will take place at the historic Café De Paris in London’s West End…

Café de Paris
3 Coventry St.
London
W1D 6BL
Signing times:
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Closest tube stations:
Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square

Fans will be able to queue outside the venue from 5pm on the 24th, and wrist-bands will be distributed to ensure entry.

In March 2012, during the ‘Made in Germany’ tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 rabid fans. Featuring 22 songs (128 mins) from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

Simply, ‘Rammstein: Paris’ – available on DVD, Blu-ray, CD, LP & DL – is one of the best rock concert films of all time. Absolument.

 Amplifier To Release Sixth Studio Album 'Trippin'.

Amplifier.Monday 22nd May 2017
Amplifier return with their sixth and most definitive album to date, 'Trippin' With Dr Faustus', due for release via Rockosmos this June 30th.

First track 'Kosmos' instantly delivers Amplifier's calling cards of massive riffs with lyrical sentiments that reach far beyond space, time and the limitations of ones, zeros and polycarbonate manufacturing. The story of Faust is more relevant than ever in the 21st century.

Watch 'Kosmos' on YouTube - https://youtu.be/s4PoflfAMEo.

In stark contrast to the compact kidney punch that was 2014's 'Mystoria' – 'Trippin' With Dr Faustus', like all epic journeys, is in no rush to let the plot unfold and spill out its secrets. "Each child is a child of circumstance" summarises frontman Sel Balamir.

The genesis of the idea of TWDF lies neatly in the heart of the song 'Silvio' - originally written in the period around 2011's 'The Octopus'. 'Silvio' didn't make it onto that behemoth double album, "it didn't really fit in with the Album's universal themes." But the ideas lurking in 'Silvio' persisted and soon made their own bed. "Who doesn't want to make a record about our relationship with The Devil? The ultimate baddy..." 'Silvio' was very specifically the story of Faust, albeit renamed in reference to Italian Faustian politico Berlusconi, and thus became the template for the rest of the album.

Recorded between 2014 and 2016 at Amplifier's studio in Manchester, TWDF was produced by Balamir, who also designed the now traditional Amplifier packaging and artwork. A decidedly European affair, the album was mixed by Spanish engineer/producer Iago Lorenzo in Vigo, Spain, and mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24:96 in Karlsruhe Germany.

Much of the sound of TWDF is owed to the chance acquisition and the ensuing slow, tedious and loving rebuild of an old 2" Otari Tape Machine, which had been left to the band in a bequeathment  following the untimely death of an old and much missed colleague. This retro piece of gear lead to a new and more intricate studio-based focus on the record – compared to the previous approach to 'Mystoria', rehearsing the record for several months and then recording the whole thing live in a few days. TWDF evolved slowly but gradually over 18 months as the tape machine repeatedly died and was each time reanimated with components scavenged from the internet from other old and dead machines scattered around the globe.

Meanwhile, following the release of 2014's 'Mystoria' on the Thomas Weber's Superball label, a relationship that the band had been very happy with, Sony Music acquired Superball's parent company Century Media, moving the ownership of the label from independent hands to corporate control. This was a position that Amplifier were not comfortable with.

In 2004 exactly the same thing had happened around the release of their debut self-titled album. In this incident BMG raided MFN parent company Zomba to dissolve the label – in turn being cannibalised by Sony a few months later.

"It always ends up with the little guys getting lost down the cracks...that's why we decided to bail while we could – for better or worse", Sel adds.

Following the sad but amicable parting from Superball, the band were left in dire financial straits following the sudden removal of future advances – but were none the less  buoyant about the prospects for the next record. Balamir decided that following the experience of self-releasing 'The Octopus' in 2011 and its relative success, receiving Impala Silver Status, that it would make sense to gather some investors and found his own Artist-focused label, Rockosmos, to release TWDF. Promptly he also signed Sheffield space rock titans Awooga and London art rockers Thumpermonkey to be the core of his new eclectic rock stables.

Exploring the Faustian coincidences of power, success, fame and money, TWDF blurs fact with fiction, reality with fantasy. It's a diverse sonic landscape where human civilisation begins to take on the appearance of a synthesis between David LaChapelle and Hieronymus Bosch. Greed, Ego, Dominance, Fear and Seduction suddenly becoming the defining trends of the 21st Century. Enjoy the trip.

'Trippin' With Dr Faustus' is released via Rockosmos on June 30th 2017 via all digital distributors and will also be available on double 180g gatefold transparent vinyl, a collectors edition mediabook CD and in standard Jewelcase CD.
TWDF Track listing

1. Rainbow Machine
2. Freakzone
3. Kosmos(Grooves Of Triumph)
4. The Commotion (Big Time Party Maker)
5. Big Daddy
6. Horse
7. Anubis
8. Supernova
9. Silvio
10. Old Blue Eyes

 Inglorious Hit The UK Album Chart.

Ingglorious.Sunday 21st May 2017
Fresh front entering the UK Rock Charts at No 1 and UK Album Chart at 22 ("Inglorious II" released 12th May 2017), Inglorious announce a UK and Eire tour throughout September and October 2017. The UK tour is added to existing festival and club dates below

16th June 2017 – FRANCE, Clisson, Hellfest Festival
17th June 2017 – GERMANY,  Cologne,  Luxor
18th June 2017 – BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Festival
19th June 2017 – GERMANY, Aschaffenburg,  Colos-Saal
21st June 2017 –  GERMANY, Hamburg, Logo
22nd June 2017 – DENMARK, Copenhagen Festival
24th June 2017 – SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017
19th August 2017 – UK, Tilford, Weyfest Festival
Just Announced
Sat 30th September 2017 – UK, Pontipridd, Uni Arts Centre
Sun 1st October 2017 – UK, Southampton, The Brook
Tues 3rd October 2017 – UK, Belfast, Limelight
Wed 4th October 2017 – EIRE, Dublin, Academy Greenroom
Fri 6th October 2017 – UK, Buckley, Tivoli
Sat 7th October 2017 – UK, Bilston, Robin 2
Sun 8th October 2017 – UK, Newcastle, Academy 2
Tues 10th October 2017 – UK, Glasgow, Classic Grand
Wed 11th October 2017 – UK, York, Fibbers
Thurs 12th October 2017 – UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Fri 20th October 2017 – UK, London, Electric Ballroom

UK tour tickets go osnale at 10am GMT Wednesday 24th May 2017 and are available through all usual outlets. Support TBC.

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

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

 Justin Bieber Adds More Support To British Summer Time Show.

Justin Bieber.Monday 22nd May 2017
The biggest pop star on the planet, Justin Bieber, is headlining the summer's hottest show at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on Sunday 2nd July... and now even more superstar guests are being added to the list.

Joining the line up alongside EDM impresario Martin Garrix, unapologetic pop artist Tove Lo and Brit Award-nominated rising star Anne-Marie are: Naughty Boy, Jain, Mabel, Nina Nesbitt, Sheppard, Will Heard, James Hersey, Louis The Child, Anna of the North, Skinny Living, Dagny and Glowie.

For his Hyde Park debut, Justin Bieber is bringing back his Purpose World Tour, which concluded its UK leg last year with two massive sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena. This is the only chance to experience the hit-filled and complete stadium production at a festival in the UK this year!

Newly announced to join Justin is hit-making artist and ground-breaking producer, Naughty Boy - set to work his magic in front of thousands of music fans at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. The platinum-selling British talent has worked with some of the biggest names on the planet, including Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran. He has racked up five Top 10 UK singles including the #1 smash 'La La La' featuring Sam Smith and #4 hit 'Runnin' (Lose It All)' featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin.

French pop sensation Jain is on the cusp of a global takeover – and there is no place better to catch this rising star than at her Hyde Park debut. Tipped by The Independent as One to Watch in 2017 and endorsed by tastemaker Jaden Smith, this compelling performer has already clocked up a #1 hit in her native France with 'Come', accompanied by no less than 54 million views on YouTube. Jain has earned rave reviews on tour with Christine and The Queens, and now it's London's turn for a treat.

Mabel has music in her blood, as the daughter of Nineties singer Neneh Cherry, the pioneer of early R'n'B, and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey. After breaking out with her debut track 'Know Me Better' in 2015, Mabel has gone strength to strength. Last year, she was shortlisted as BBC Sound Of 2016, and supported Years& Years on their UK tour. 2017 marks another big year for the R'n'B singer, she is set to release her newest EP 'Bedroom' this May and we are ecstatic that Hyde Park will be one of the first to witness it live.

Edinburgh born, singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt's infectious pop hits include 'Stay Awake' and more recently 'Chewing Gum', taken from her 2016 EP 'Modern Love'. After a brief hiatus and new signing, Nina is set to return this year with highly anticipated new music that sees her leave behind her teenage years and embark on something a lot deeper than before.

Making a welcome return to Hyde Park since their 2015 appearance is Australian band, Sheppard. The six-piece indy group issued the single "Geronimo" in 2014; it shot to #1 at home while also gaining traction in the UK and beyond. This year, the band also make a return to supporting Justin Bieber, they played during the Australian leg of his Purpose World Tour back in March.  

Londoner Will Heard burst onto the scene back in 2013 when he featured on Klangkarussell's acclaimed single 'Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine)'. He went on to release his debut EP 'Trust' in February this year, with newer dance hits including 'I Better Love You'. Prepare yourselves for a party, Hyde Park!

Adding to the range of international talent on this line up is Vienna-born, indie-electro artist James Hersey. The singer-songwriter has racked up over 75 million Spotify streams for his break out single 'Miss You' and his latest single 'Everyone's Talking' is following hot on its heels.

Boasting over 50 million Spotify streams, Chicago duo Louis the Child are also heading to Hyde Park this summer. Best known for their electronic festival-ready anthems, including 'It's Strange,' Icona Pop collaboration 'Weekend,' and 'Fire', there's no doubt the pair will be hyping up the crowds ready for Bieber this July.

Hailing from Norway, Scandinavian pop sensation Anna of the North has already gained critical acclaim from the likes of tastemaker i-D. The band, made up of Anna Lotterud and her producer Brady, will be bringing their all to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – and we cannot wait.

With their soulful vocals and four-way harmonies, Skinny Living already have people talking with the release of their most recent EP 'III", so they're sure to grab the attending of Hyde Park this summer.  

In late 2015, Dagny delivered an energetic and enigmatic anthem with "Backbeat." Following its world premiere on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, the Norway born and London-based songstress amassed over 9 million streams on Spotify. With new music expected for the Norweigan star, Dagny has a big year ahead and now Hyde Park is a part of it!

Icelandic newcomer Glowie garnered some serious attention last year with catchy tunes "No Lie" and "One Day", and her reputation for colourful, high energy live performances has secured her place as one of the hottest acts to catch this summer!

Prepare for a super deluxe pop day at Hyde Park with Justin Bieber on Sunday 2nd July, joined by Martin Garrix, Tove Lo, Naughty Boy, Anne-Marie, Jain, Mabel, Nina Nesbitt, Sheppard, Will Heard, James Hersey, Louis The Child, Anna of the North, Skinny Living, Dagny and Glowie.

Also headlining at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 is Phil Collins (30th June), Green Day (1st July), Kings of Leon (6th July), The Killers (8th July) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (9th July). Full supporting line-ups are to be announced.

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.

 Neck Deep Announce Third Studio Album 'The Peace And The Panic'.

Neck Deep.Sunday 21st May 2017
Life, as anyone who has experienced even a little of it will tell you, is a series of peaks and troughs; victories and defeats; euphoric rises and disastrous falls. 

For Wrexham pop-punks Neck Deep, the trajectory of the last half decade has been, seemingly, one of unbridled success. Comprehensively the most successful British band in the history of their genre, and with an average age of just 23, they have risen – at a pace so head-spinning it nearly snapped necks – to become the zeitgeist capturing band of their generation and scene. They've scored Kerrang! and Alternative Press awards along the way, completed two summer-long stints and Warped Tour to unprecedented crowds, worked alongside legends like Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and completed a 2016 headline world tour of their own which took in some 15 countries across four months and sold in excess of 52,000 tickets.

Moreover, their second full-length album 'Life's Not Out To Get You' smashed its way in to the top 10 of both the UK and U.S. album charts and has shipped more than 150,000 copies worldwide to date. It both catapulted the the band to the front of the pack and effortlessly captured the essence of what problem free young adulthood is all about in the way only truly great pop-punk can.

But, as frontman Ben Barlow ruefully points out, "Maybe we were tempting fate a bit with that album title – it's felt like life has been out to get us since then."

Indeed, following the release of 'LNOTGY', the young men in Neck Deep endured several sharp, stinging reminders of life's ability to pull the rug from underneath you. They've had some growing up to do, and along the way have faced down more demons than most their age ever have to.

"My dad died whilst I was away on tour with the band and so did Fil's," nods Barlow sombrely. "We both lost friends during that period of time too, one of Fil's oldest mates in a car crash. It gave us a stark realisation of the double nature of things. With the good naturally comes the bad but we were going through what felt like a period of uninterrupted good. Then, all of a sudden we got smashed with the most horrible stuff imaginable."

To that end, Neck Deep's third album – the philosophically entitled 'The Peace And The Panic' — is a meditation on the constant duality of life and the struggles that come with it. It comes blessed with an acknowledgement that seizing the day and having a laugh with your mates is important, but so is the personal growth that comes with pain and existential crisis.

"It's not all 'Let's have a party and grab a beer' this time," surmises the frontman. "But I wouldn't say it's pessimistic, just realistic. Trying to make something of your life is a big theme on this record, as is dealing with depression and anxiety. There are some political songs in there as well – we're at a point where we're comfortable using our voices to talk about those things."

Aptly enough, the pair of lead singles the band have selected from the record reflect both the 'Peace' and 'Panic' sides of a coin that constantly spins across the album's 11 tracks. 'Where Do We Go When We Go' sees Barlow and his band wrestling with mortality, but recognising that 'There's a world full of possibilities / and a million people just like you'  whilebacked by the sort of infectious bounce and major-league chorus that we have come to love and expect from them.

'Happy Judgement Day' meanwhile is all spidering riffing and wide-eyed terror at the brutal and feckless nature of a society edging ever closer to the apocalypse. The best bit of all: both songs sound unequivocally like Neck Deep on the top of their game. That such a three-dimensional approach would (and frequently does) elude lesser bands is testament to the ambition, commitment and musicianship the five-piece are now bringing to the table. Working alongside producer Mike Green (Pierce The Veil, Paramore) they have imbued 'The Peace And The Panic' with a sonic sophistication and depth that goes far beyond the 'generic pop-punk' template and matches lyrical changes of pace and tone with ease.

"It's still very much a Neck Deep record," notes Barlow, "but we don't want to be one trick ponies. We did pop-punk very well on the last album, but I think a lot of people who think they don't like us will find plenty to discover on this one."

And whether that's in the sidewinding groove and personal manifesto of 'Don't Wait', or the wide-screen summer road-trip anthem of 'Heavy Lies', it's clear that this is a collection of songs full of a newfound, and deeper, confidence.

"We've all found ourselves in the last few years and grown up a bit," finishes Ben. "I've had to do a lot of soul-searching and maybe I've been hardened by life a little bit, but I feel ready to take on the world again, just in a different way."

The truth, as anyone who has even a little experience will tell you, is that when life takes away it also gives – in self-confidence, in conviction and in a galvanised dedication to expressing what lies inside you in the very best way you can. Neck Deep are here to prove that, and a whole lot more besides.

Here's to The Peace And The Panic. 
1) Motion Sickness
2) Happy Judgement Day
3) In Bloom
4) 19 Seventy Sumthin'
5) Parachute
6) Don't Wait (feat. Sam Carter)
7) Heavy Lies
8) Critical Mistake
9) The Grand Delusion
10) Wish You Were Here
11) Where Do We Go When We Go

 Papa Roach 8th Studio album 'Crooked Teeth' Out Now.

Papa Roach.Sunday 22nd May 2017
Vacaville, California-based rock band Papa Roach have released another new track taken from their forthcoming 8th studio album 'Crooked Teeth' due 19th May via Eleven Seven Music. Check out 'None Of The Above' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQhU6yTntK8

The album was recorded at Steakhouse Studio in North Hollywood, California, with production from Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain with the exception of 'Born For Greatness', which saw Papa Roach collaborate with writer / producer Jason Evigan. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said: "The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that 2000's Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire."
The track listing is as follows;
Disc 1
01. 'Break The Fall'
02. 'Crooked Teeth'
03. 'My Medication'
04. 'Born For Greatness'
05. 'American Dreams'
06. 'Periscope' (feat. Skylar Grey)
07. 'Help'
08. 'Sunrise Trailer Park' (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
09. 'Traumatic'
10. 'None Of The Above'
11. 'Richochet'*
12. 'Nothing'*
13. 'Bleeding Through'*
*deluxe edition bonus tracks

Disc 2 (deluxe edition only)
01. 'Intro' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
02. 'Face Everything And Rise' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
03. 'Getting Away With Murder' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
04. 'Between Angels And Insects' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
05. 'Where Did The Angels Go?' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
06. 'Broken Home' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
07. 'Burn' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
08. 'Forever' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
09. 'Scars' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
10. 'Lifeline' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
11. 'Infest' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
12. 'Kick In The Teeth' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
13. 'Broken As Me' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
14. 'Still Swingin'' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
15. 'To Be Loved' (live at Fillmore Detroit)
16. 'Last Resort' (live at Fillmore Detroit)

 Cock Sparrer To Release First Album In Ten Years.

Cocksparrer.Sunday 21st May 2017
COCK SPARRER are widely considered to be one of the most influential Street Punk bands in history.

2017 sees them celebrate their 45th Anniversary.

The thing about Sparrer is that they're not just a band. They are childhood friends and have been making a noise since they got together way back in 1972. They were playing, drinking, going to football and generally making a nuisance of themselves when the late 1970s punk scene started in London. Finally it seemed that there were hundreds of likeminded people with the same attitude.

However, the boys were from the wrong side of town and didn’t quite fit in with the ‘art school’ scene - they were more at home on the terraces wearing jeans and Dr Martens boots than being fashion victims in bondage trousers. They’ve always done things the way they wanted to. As Punk ended up with its own set of rules they were always on the outside as they just didn’t buy into it.

Despite being courted by Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren (who they turned away for not buying a round of drinks), early tours with the Small Faces, Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, Slade amongst others and a record deal with Decca, the ‘music industry’ just wasn’t ready for Cock Sparrer.

British music paper SOUNDS sums it up perfectly in a live review from April 1978:

“Musically and visually, the Cock Sparrer crew are just about as motley and uncouth as its possible for a band to project. Imagine five collectively imageless Cockneys with hair length varying from skinhead to Woody Roller, wearing clothes that looked they pool from the jumble sales, and singing about how East End life is tough but fun…(they)…create a good time sound that occasionally approximates to the original spirit of Slade.”

When the Oi! Scene started in 1980 the band found themselves on a number of compilation albums and a new breed of fans discovered them. This was Punk from the streets and Sparrer and their fans just seemed to fit in. 1983 saw the release of the bands first official album, the seminal SHOCK TROOPS which today is a certified classic and regularly features in the ‘most influential punk album ever’ polls.

Never having got (or needed) the critical acclaim they deserved from the music press the band went largely unnoticed by the masses. However, this brought them cult status amongst those that mattered; the real punk fans and the band have kept that spirit alive for the past 45 years.

1992 saw the resurgence of the band to a level that they never expected. Many new bands had come along and all cited Cock Sparrer as an influence or “the Godfathers of Street Punk”. What followed was the ability to go anywhere in the world, any night of the week and play to packed venues all singing their hearts out.

Rarely do a band get the reaction that these guys do. A Cock Sparrer show is an event. It’s like cup final day. A family singalong. Theirs is a career in reverse, they’re bigger now than they ever were. Regularly headlining all the major punk festivals in Europe and occasionally hitting the US to headline events such as Punk Rock Bowling and Riot Fest.

2017 see’s the band release “FOREVER”, their first album since 2007s Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) produced album HERE WE STAND.
Cock Sparrer – 45 years on, still five blokes in a pub, five mates having a laugh, more than just a band.

With a ten year gap between Cock Sparrer's last album "Here We Stand" and the present day, 2017 sees the release of their new full length album, "Forever". Recorded over a four month period between the end of 2016 and February 2017, "Forever" is a collection of songs written in what only can be described as "the Cock Sparrer way". Anthemic, filled with hooks and with lyrics relating to real life, the album is the next chapter in the band's amazing career.

So where does it go from here? Who knows? They remain humbled that people still come out in their numbers to see them and will always be grateful for that.

When Cock Sparrer formed in 1972 all they wanted to do was have a laugh, pull some birds and give everyone a good night out.

2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

 LAcuna Coil Release New Music Video.

LAcuna Coil.Sunday 21st May 2017
After previously launching a video clip for the song “Blood, Tears, Dust” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9sVUqOhcPU) LACUNA COIL are now revealing the full story of their two conceptual videos with their latest clip for the song “You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You”. Like “Blood, Tears, Dust” the video was directed and edited by Cosimo Alemà and produced by the production company Borotalco.

Check out the new video here: https://youtu.be/nNRokMpmyCo

Cristina Scabbia (vocals): “The videos we shot with Cosimo Alemà are exactly what we wanted to deliver visually, especially if connected with a record like ’Delirium’. The darkness, the intensity, the script itself are taking the viewer to the dimension we wanted to be transported to. ‘You Love Me 'Cause I Hate You’ and ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ are tightened together in a twisted story that I like a lot as there is so much that can be defined with each one’s imagination. Interpreting different characters was also exciting, an interesting challenge I hadn’t faced until then. I hope the viewers can capture the magic we breathed while we shot them.”

Andrea Ferro (vocals): “Every age has its form of storytelling, and video clips have been a huge part of our culture. Talking with Cosimo (Alemà/director) and our label we decided to create something to bring back the artistic quality video clips used to have. We put our love for cinema into our video for the song ‘You Love Me ‘Cause I Hate You’, as you will see there is a clear inspiration from TV series like ‘True Detective’ and also a certain ‘Twin Peaks’/’Resident Evil’ vibe. We wanted the viewers to contemplate the story and question what it really means. There is also a tight connection with the previous video for the song ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’ as both clips should be considered almost as one single piece. The videos clearly explore the main theme of our latest album, ‘Delirium’, and all its madness and symbols. It's been a really great and challenging experience to be on the set for several days and work in ‘cinema style’ for the very first time to create something completely new for LACUNA COIL.”

Both songs are taken from LACUNA COIL’s latest album: Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe “Delirium”, which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. The band hasn’t finished their extensive touring cycle, so catch LACUNA COIL live at one of the following shows and festivals:

19.05.17 (CH) Solothurn - Kulturfabrik Kofmel
20.05.17 (CH) Monthey - Irreversible Festival
22.05.17 (IS) Tel Aviv - Hateatron Club
24.05.17 (FI) Tampere - Yo Talo
26.05.17 (RUS) St. Petersburg - Aurora Club
27.05.17 (RUS) Moscow - Volta Club
01.07.17 (IT) Cagliari - Arena Sant'Elia (+ CJ Ramone)
05.-08.07.17 (DE) Ballenstedt - Rock Harz Festival
08.07.17 (IT) Sabbioneta (MN) - Sabbio Summer Fest
13.-16.07.17 (CZ) Vizovice - Masters OF Rock
22.07.17 (DE) Esslingen - Riverside Festival
28.07.17 (RO) Sibiu - Art Mania Festival
01.08.17 (IT) Treviso - Suoni di Marca Festival
02.08.17 (IT) Filago - Filagosto Festival
03.-05.08.17 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
06.08.17 (IT) Manduria (TA) - South's Cheyenne International Bike Show & Rock Metal Festival

LACUNA COIL recently announced that they will be joining Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica on the North American leg of the band's "Ultimate Principal" Tour. The month-long September trek marks LACUNA COIL's first US tour dates in over a year, as the band continues to support their latest full length studio album, “Delirium”. Joining LACUNA COIL and Epica on the Ultimate Principal Tour are INSOMNIUM & Elantris.

LACUNA COIL North America tour dates with Epica, INSOMNIUM & Elantris
31.08.17 (USA) Boston, MA - Royale
01.09.17 (CAN) Montreal, QC - Metropolis
02.09.17 (CAN) Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theater
03.09.17 (CAN) Toronto, ON - Opera House
05.09.17 (USA) Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
06.09.17 (USA) Joliet, IL - The Forge
08.09.17 (USA) Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
09.09.17 (USA) The Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11.09.17 (USA) Seattle, WA - The Showbox
12.09.17 (USA) Portland, OR - The Hawthorne Theater 
14.09.17 (USA) Berkeley, CA - The UC Theater
15.09.17 (USA) Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
16.09.17 (USA) Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
17.09.17 (USA) Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
19.09.17 (USA) San Antonio, TX - Alamo Music Hall
20.09.17 (USA) Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Live!
21.09.17 (USA) Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
23.09.17 (USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
24.09.17 (USA) Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live
25.09.17 (USA) Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
27.09.17 (USA) Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live!
28.09.17 (USA) Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
29.09.17 (USA) New York, NY - Playstation Theater

 Dragonforce Release 'Ashes Of The Dawn' Music Video.

Dragonforce.Sunday 22nd May 2017
DRAGONFORCE have released a new music video for their song “Ashes Of The Dawn”. With their brand new album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ hitting the shops this Friday, the international metal superstars help their fans to pass the time and treat them with the release of the third single that comes along with a spectacular music video.

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

‘Reaching Into Infinity’ will be released on earMUSIC on May 19th and will be available as standard edition, special edition including two bonus tracks and a multi-angle bonus DVD as well as vinyl.

Album pre orders are available from:

CD:  http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_CD
CD+DVD: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infninity_CD_DVD
LP: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_LP
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DF_Infinity_iTunes

The UK leg of the Reaching Into Infinity World Tour will kick off on 4th October at Glasgow's Garage.

DRAGONFORCE live

04 Oct        Glasgow - The Garage
05 Oct        Newcastle - Riverside
06 Oct        York - Fibbers
07 Oct        Sheffield - Corporation
08 Oct        Manchester - Sound Control
11 Oct        Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
12 Oct        Cardiff - Globe
13 Oct        London - Electric Ballroom
14 Oct        Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
15 Oct        Tunbridge Wells - Forum
16 Oct        Dover - The Booking Hall

 While She Sleeps Release Video For 'Empire Of Silence'.

While She Sleeps.Sunday 21st May 2017
While She Sleeps have released a new music video for 'Empire of Silence', one of the tracks from their recent top ten album 'You Are We'. Filmed across the band's sold out headline tour over the past few weeks, the visuals capture the fervent intensity of the While She Sleeps live experience and demonstrate the very real connection between the band and their fans. It's a connection that has fuelled 'You Are We' from inception to release and is at the very heart of the band's ethos. While She Sleeps will continue to hit the road hard throughout 2017 and beyond with forthcoming dates across Australia and Asia this summer and a Reading & Leeds festival slot which will see them headline The Pit stage.

Made with Carl Bown, who also produced 'Brainwashed', the songs that comprise the band's third full-length 'You Are We' reaffirm While She Sleeps as one of the most inspiring, riotous and important voices in British music today, demonstrating both their continued musical evolution and their incisive social conscience.

UK TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour
JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover
OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals
04/09 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – RESCHEDULED

 Barb Wire Dolls To Release New Album 'Rub My Mind'

Barb Wire Dolls.Sunday 21st May 2017
Following up on a very successful 2016, Barb Wire Dolls are set to release their brand new album "Rub My Mind" on June 16th 2017, via Motörhead Music. The band is also pleased to announce their headline UK/European tour, which will kick off in May 2017.

"Back in the U.S.S.A.", the first single taken from the new album, is a two and half minute fiery social statement of satirical punk-rock heaven that well represents the true sentiment of the record. The video has been premiered on May 11th on Kerrang! and can be watched here:

http://www.kerrang.com/48533/barb-wire-dolls-premiere-new-video-back-ussa/

"Rub My Mind" was recorded in the Joshua Tree desert at legendary studio Rancho De La Luna in California, where Iggy Pop and Queens Of The Stone Age made their seminal albums. Produced and mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Evanescene, John Fogerty, Bush), "Rub My Mind" is a collection of thirteen eclectic tracks that reflects on the state of our world, how to deal with it - and how to escape it! "Rub My Mind" builds on the energetic platform of their last two releases - "Slit" (2013) and "Desperate" (2016) - delivering an album that confidently grabs your immediate attention. "Rub My Mind" soundscape blends the melodic rage of lead guitarist and former pro surfer and skateboarder Pyn Doll, the crunchy rhythm guitar of Remmington, the pulsating bass of Iriel Blaque, the Bonham-esque power of Krash Doll on drums; all led by Isis Queen's dynamic vocals and flamboyant presence. Dedicated to legend Lemmy, the album is an exciting retro cocktail of late '70s influenced punk and '90s grunge refracted through the prism of 2017.

Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, Barb Wire Dolls, sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. The band's electrifying rock did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and had them signed to the Motörhead Music record label. 

Having played over eight hundred shows in twenty five countries, and with an extensive and diverse live support under their belt, including the likes of GBH, Status Quo, NOFX and Steel Panther, Barb Wire Dolls now hit the road on a full UK/European headline tour this May. The old continent show-run will be followed by 41 summer dates across America on the 2017 Vans Warped Tour.

UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
10.05 – Tube Club, Dusseldorf, DE
11.05 – Tommy Weissbecker Haus, Berlin, DE
12.05 – High Voltage, Copenhagen, DK
13.05 – Menschenzoo, Hamburg, DE
15.05 – Elpee, Deinze, BE
16.05 – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
17.05 – The Anvil, Bournemouth, UK
18.05 – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
19.05 – Nambucca, London, UK
20.05 – Rebellion, Manchester, UK
21.05 – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough, UK
22.05 – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
23.05 – The Tunnels, Aberdeen, UK
24.05 – Bannermans. Edinburgh, UK
25.05 – The Fulford Arms, York, UK
26.05 – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham, UK
27.05 – Uprising Festival, De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK
29.05 – La Machine A Vapeur, Nancy, FR
30.05 – Dynamo Werk 21, Zurich, CH
31.05 – Kreativfabrik, Wiesbaden, DE
01.06 – Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, DE
02.06 – Rockhouse, Salzberg, AT
04.06 – Rock In Park Fest/Legend Club, Milan, IT
05.06 - Circolo Arci Blackstar, Ferrara, IT
07.06 – Robot, Budapest, HU
08.06 – Weberknecht, Vienna, AT
09.06 – Eleven Club, Brno, CZ
10.06 – Alte Kaserne, Landshut, DE

Tickets are available for purchase now, through usual outlets.

 In This Moment Announce New Album 'Ritual'.

In This Moment.Sunday 21st May 2017
IN THIS MOMENT's sixth studio album 'Ritual' is set for release on 21st July via Atlantic Records with first track 'Oh Lord' premiering via video on their official YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/XqdYHnulCms

You can pre-order 'Ritual' from today at the following link - https://roadrunnerrecords.lnk.to/itmritual - with all digital pre-orders coming with an instant grat download of 'Oh Lord' and further tracks to follow in the weeks leading into album release.  Exclusive pre-order bundles, which include custom IN THIS MOMENT branded rosary beads are also available at the band's webstore - http://www.inthismomentofficial.com/ritual.

Produced by longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY® Award nominee, Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch), 'Ritual' sees IN THIS MOMENT pushing their dark sound forward with a provocative sense of metallic blues and doom.  Highlights include a dramatic re-imagination of Phil Collins' classic 'In The Air Tonight', as well as 'Black Wedding,' a walk down the aisle of musical madness that sees IN THIS MOMENT's frontwoman Maria Brink sharing the mic with legendary Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford.

"It's like we're going into the next realm," says Brink. "I had a conviction of feeling empowered in my life and with myself.  I always write from a personal place, and I needed to share that sense of strength.  I've never been afraid to hold back.  Sometimes, I can be very suggestive.  However, I wanted to show our fans that this is the most powerful side of myself and it's without overt sexuality.  It's that deeper serious fire inside of my heart."

"When fans hear this, I want them to feel the music, whether they take away sadness, anger, or happiness," adds IN THIS MOMENT lead guitarist Chris Howorth. "As a kid, I remember listening to records and putting them on repeat over and over again. I'd love for the world to listen and absorb this as a piece of work."

IN THIS MOMENT will herald 'Ritual' on a major North American tour, beginning in June and featuring support from such like-minded bands as MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, VIMIC, LITTLE MISS NASTY, and STARSET.  For complete details and ticket information, please visit inthismomentofficial.com/tour.

 Waterparks Announce First Ever UK Headline Tour.

Waterparks.Sunday 14th May 2017
Following their recent UK tour supporting All Time Low and ahead of their appearances at the Slam Dunk festivals later this month, Houston's Waterparks have announced their first full UK headline tour for September. Dates for the tour can be found below. with tickets on sale from Monday 15th May at 9am at http://www.waterparksband.com

SEPTEMBER
21: BRISTOL FLEECE
22: NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS
23: NEWCASTLE O2 ACADEMY 2
24: GLASGOW KING TUTS
26: LEEDS KEY CLUB
27: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3
28: LONDON UNDERWORLD
29: BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 2
30: BRIGHTON THE HAUNT

 Alice Cooper Announces New Studio album 'Paranormal'.

Alice Cooper.Thursday 11th May 2017
earMUSIC is proud to announce the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper.

"Paranormal", Alice Cooper's new studio album, his first in 6 years, will be released on July 28th, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.

The 12 track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD – a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings.

"Paranormal" also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.

Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of "Paranormal", visiting cities in the USA, Europe, Australasia.

His UK dates are his first headline tour in 5 years:

Alice Cooper With Special Guests The Mission and The Tubes

11/11/17  Leeds - FIRST DIRECT ARENA (UK)
12/11/17 Glasgow - THE SSE HYDRO (UK)
14/11/17 Birmingham - BARCLAYCARD ARENA (UK)
15/11/17 Manchester - Manchester Arena (UK)
16/11/17 London - SSE Arena at Wembley (UK)

 Bad Omens Announce Debut UK Tour.

Bad Omens.Thursday 11th May 2017
Los Angeles quintet BAD OMENS have announced their first ever tour of the UK. 

Having amassed a die hard following in the US through tours with Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Attilla and New Years Day, BAD OMENS will finally bring their exciting mix of melodic metalcore, eclectic electronics and sweeping soundscapes to the UK next month.

"We can't wait to perform overseas for the first time and meet all of our international fans - especially the ones that have been actively supporting us online since day one, and waiting so patiently for us finally make it over,” declares frontman NOAH SEBASTIAN. “We're gonna make it worth it."

BAD OMENS crashed onto the scene with the 2016 release of debut single ‘The Worst In Me’, which garnered 860,000 views in its first month alone. A year later to the very day, it’s fast approaching 2.5 million views. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/cFWeW1pBYkM

Details of the official UK release of their self-titled debut album via Sumerian Records will be revealed soon.

BAD OMENS in the UK June 2017:
16th June - Manchester Satan’s Hollow http://smarturl.it/BO-Manchester
18th June - Glasgow Audio http://smarturl.it/BO-Glasgow
19th June - Birmingham The Flapper http://smarturl.it/BO-Birmingham
20th June - London Boston Music Room http://smarturl.it/BO-London

 The Haunted Finish Work On New Studio Album.

The Haunted.Thursday 11th May 2017
After playing a string of tour dates with Meshuggah in the UK and Arch Enemy in Central Europe, Swedish Thrash Metallers THE HAUNTED have been busy these past few weeks with the recording and mixing process of their upcoming, 9th studio album effort. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album is entitled “Strength In Numbers” and will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25th, 2017.

THE HAUNTED’s guitarist Ola Englund has checked in with the following comment: “Working on “Strength In Numbers” with Russ Russell as an engineer and producer has been an incredible experience. His attitude and positivity has helped us to truly do our best when recording. He’s just a killer guy to be around!”, before adding: “All the tracking for the album has been completed and Russ is right in the middle of mixing and mastering it. And from the early mixes I’ve heard, it’s shaping up to be insanely heavy. No clean singing, no banjo, no pickup trucks...so fans of country music are gonna hate it, haha! Seriously: Heads are gonna roll. In a good way...”

A video teaser from recording sessions can now be seen here: https://youtu.be/sWHJnmXxfFY

In addition to being added to Sweden Rock Festival, THE HAUNTED have recently also confirmed a first string of touring across Scandinavia in support of the upcoming album.

Here are the dates so far:

THE HAUNTED – Live 2017:
07.06.2017 Sölvesborg (Sweden) - Sweden Rock Festival
31.08.2017 Oslo (Norway) - Blå
01.09.2017 Stavanger (Norway) - Folken
02.09.2017 Bergen (Norway) - Hulen
08.09.2017 Örebro (Sweden) - Frimis Salonger + Witchery
09.09.2017 Linköping (Sweden) - The Crypt + Witchery
15.09.2017 Borlänge (Sweden) - Liljan
16.09.2017 Sundsvall (Sweden) - Club Destroyer
21.09.2017 Göteborg (Sweden) - Pustervik + Witchery
22.09.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) - Debaser Strand + Witchery
23.09.2017 Malmö (Sweden) - KB + Witchery
29.09.2017 Hultsfred (Sweden) - Mörkaste Småland Festival
30.09.2017 Eskilstuna (Sweden) - Loket
07.10.2017 Hoogeveen (The Netherlands) - Graveland Fest
More dates coming soon…

 Goo Goo Dolls To Release New EP.

Goo Goo Dolls.Wednesday 10th May 2017
On May 12thGoo Goo Dolls will be releasing a new EP (digitally) entitled 'You Should Be Happy'. It will also be released on CD on June 16th via Warner Bros Records.

Recorded at East West studios in LA it was produced by Drew Pearson (OneRepublic, Katy Perry) who first collaborated with the band on their most recent album, Boxes.  The first single, 'Use Me' was written by John Rzeznik and Drew Pearson. 

Tracklisting is:
Tattered Edge – You Should Be Happy
Use Me
30K Feet
Walk Away
Boxes

The band have confirmed a number of summer tour dates, kicking off on June 23rd at the St. Kitts Music Festival, followed by their 'Long Way Home'  North American tour starting on July 14th through to Sept 17th. 

Goo Goo Dolls – featuring singer and guitarist John Rzeznik and bassist and singer Robby Takac – have been on the road constantly since the release of their 11th studio album, Boxes, lauded by the likes of People, Huffington Post, Metro who called the album a "step forward in the band's extensive repertoire"  and Classic Rock who judged it an "expertly judged slice of plaintive pop musicBoxes features hit "So Alive," which the Goo Goo Dolls performed everywhere from The Today Show and The Talk to Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan. Watch the official video below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCtsVsQsBxo

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including "Name," "Slide," and "Iris," the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), and recorded and released eleven studio albums. Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award

 Obey The Brave To Release New Album On The 2nd June.

Obey The Brave.Wednesday 10th May 2017
Obey The Brave has shared a new video today for "Drama". The song is off the band's third full-length Mad Season out June 2 on Epitaph.

Front man Alex Erian explains "Sonically and visually, this new song and video mark a new turn in our career.  We stepped out of our comfort zone and drove ourselves to new limits, trying out different ideas while maintaining the heaviness and energy from our Young Blood days. As soon as I heard that riff, all I could hear in my head was Steve's voice over and over again.  He and I have been writing and performing together in Despised Icon for 15 years.  That chemistry definitely shines on this single🔥"

Watch the video for Obey The Brave's "Drama" now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olBp21Lt6gw

 The follow-up to 2014's Salvation, Mad Season came to life during an especially tumultuous period for Obey The Brave (vocalist Alex Erian, guitarists John Campbell and Terrence McAuley, bassist Cory Wilson, and drummer Stevie Morotti). But after a lineup change and a series of false starts in the studio, the band emerged with their most ambitious yet viscerally potent album so far.

Co-produced by McAuley—who worked alongside engineer/mixer Dean Hadjichristou (Protest The Hero, Parkway Drive)—Mad Season also proves to be Obey The Brave's most stylistically diverse work to date. In addition to featuring a collaboration with French Canadian rap group Loud Lary Ajust (on the beat-heavy "RIP"), Mad Season finds Erian expanding his vocal approach and introducing a singing style inspired by old-school punk.

Pre-orders for Mad Season are available at http://obeythebrave.com/

MAD SEASON TRACKLIST:
1. On Thin Ice
2. Drama
3. On Our Own
4. Mad Season
5. 97 Again
6. Les Temps Sont Durs
7. Low Key
8. Feed The Fire
9. The Distance
10. Way It Goes
11. RIP
12. This Is It

Obey The Brave formed in January 2012, with its members hailing from Montreal and Ottawa. Fueled by a strong DIY ethic, the band released its debut album Young Blood that same year, and quickly adopted a relentless touring schedule. Obey The Brave have now toured the world with many fellow metalcore standard-bearers (including The Amity Affliction, Stick To Your Guns, Emmure, Attila, Terror, Carnifex, We Came As Romans), forging meaningful relationships with each audience at show after show.

Obey The Brave will be playing festivals and club shows across mainland Europe in June and July. Please see the full list of dates below:

June 22, 2017 Frankfurt @ 11er w/ Chelsea Grin (DE) - TICKETS
June 23, 2017 Ysselsteyn @ Jera On Air (NL) - TICKETS
June 24, 2017  Roitzschjora @ With Full Force (DE) - TICKETS
June 29, 2017 Saarbrücken @ Garage (DE) w/ Northlane  - TICKETS
June 30, 2017 Stuttgart @ Kellerklub (DE) w/ Northlane, Cheslea Grin  - TICKETS
July 1, 2017 Münster @ Vainstream Rockfest (DE) - TICKETS
July 2, 2017 Aschaffenburg @ HC Summer Fest (DE) w/ Comeback Kid - TICKETS
July 3, 2017 Dornbirn @ Conrad Sohm (AT)  w/ Northlane, Chelsea Grin – TICKES   
July 4, 2017  Regensburg @ Airport (DE) w/ Deez Nuts, Northlane, Chelsea Grin  - TICKETS
July 7, 2017  Viveiro @ Ressurection Festival (ES) - TICKETS
July 15, 2017 Goldenstedt @ Afdreiht Un Buten (DE) - TICKETS
July 22, 2017  Velké Meziříčí @ Fajtfest  (CZ) - TICKETS

 Inglorious To Release New Album Friday'.

Inglorious.Wednesday 10th May 2017
As previously announced, Frontiers Music Srl are pleased to be releasing the follow up to the critically acclaimed self-titled debut from Inglorious, "Inglorious II" on May 12, 2017!  Today, the first music video from the album is world premiering. Watch the clip for "I Don't Need Your Loving" HERE.

Frontman Nathan James on the new song and video:

The "I Don't Need Your Loving" intro was written by Andreas (lead guitar) and as soon as I heard it I knew it was gonna be one of my favorites. I wrote the chorus in about 5 minutes and the song was one of the last I recorded for the album. We are so happy with how it came out and Kevin Shirley's mix took it to a whole new level. I can't wait to play it at the festivals this year!

We filmed the video at Parr St. Studios in the very room we recorded the album. We love partying in Liverpool and Parr St. is the largest recording studio in the UK outside of the capital. (Just before we shot this video Justin Bieber was in the same studio recording something...)"

A lyric video for the song "Read All About It" is available for viewing HERE

Pre-order "Inglorious II" here: http://radi.al/IngloriousII
or at the links below: 

Band Store: https://store.inglorious.com/
Amazon: http://radi.al/IngloriousIIAmazon
iTunes: http://radi.al/IngloriousIIiTunes  
Google Play: http://radi.al/IngloriousIIGooglePlay

Stream the current singles on Spotify: http://radi.al/IngloriousIISpotify

Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of "Read All About It" and "I Don't Need Your Loving". 

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

The album will be released as a standard CD and also as a Deluxe CD/DVD edition. The DVD will feature a previously unavailable live performance from Download Festival 2016 plus extra bonus content, including videos for forthcoming singles "I Don't Need Your Loving" and "Taking The Blame".

A vinyl release will also be made available through Frontiers Music Srl partners Soulfood.

Consummate live performers the band already have a number of high profile shows confirmed, with more to follow through 2017. Dates announced so far are:

19th May 2017- UK, London, Islington Assembly
16th June 2017 – FRANCE, Clisson, Hellfest Festival
18th June 2017 – BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop Festival
22nd June 2017 – DENMARK, Copenhagen Festival
24th June 2017 – SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017
19th August 2017 – UK, Tilford, Weyfest Festival

"Inglorious II" will be released through Frontiers Music Srl on May 12, 2017.

 The Killers Announce More Support Bands For British Summer Time.

The Killers.Wednesday 10th May 2017
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is delighted to announce that six further support acts will be joining rock giants The Killers this summer for their huge sold out London show.

The Las Vegas group's summer return will give fans an early glimpse of material from their hugely anticipated new album, alongside their much-loved classics, all in the unbeatable setting of Hyde Park. Already on the killer line up for 8th July are Elbow, Tears for Fears and White Lies.

Newly added to the line up of the summer are California indie rockers Cold War Kids, fresh off the back of their latest album release, "L.A. Divine", in April this year. Known for their bluesy sounds and timeless hits, including "First" and "Louder the Ever", their performance is guaranteed to be unmissable.

Hailing from Brighton, British Sea Power have been likened to Arcade Fire and The Cure, with their intense live performances. With their latest release "Let The Dancers Inherit the Party" achieving yet more critical acclaim, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is incredibly excited to add British Sea Power to the family this year.

Denmark natives Mew returned this year with album "Visuals", having burst onto the indie scene back in 1995 with their dream-like pop. With critics referring to the new album as capturing a creative peak, the band show no signs of slowing down and will win many more fans at Hyde Park.

Indie rockers Mystery Jets are back after a triumphant year in support of album "Curve Of The Earth", which was featured in their brilliant set at last year's Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. They have just been nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello award for the song "Telomere" and will be very popular returning heroes this summer.

Irish four-piece rock band The Strypes have established a loyal fan base since their formation in 2010. Citing classic bands such as The Rolling Stones and The Jam as their influences, the sharp suited youngsters will showcase their third album "Spitting Image", due for release in June.

Also added the bill is Australian singer-songwriter Alex Cameron. He gained cult status in recent years with his live performances, featuring his epic portrayal of a failed entertainer. Cameron released his debut solo album 'Jumping The Shark' last year, a synth pop gem that explores stories of tragic wannabes and failures with touching sympathy.

A top line up for the second weekend in Hyde Park! Supporting The Killers on 8th July are: Elbow, Tears for Fears, White Lies, Cold War Kids, British Sea Power, Mew, Mystery Jets, The Strypes and Alex Cameron.

With an immense catalogue of hits, including "Mr Brightside", "When You Were Young", "Human", "Read My Mind" and "Runaways", festival-goers will welcome The Killers back with open arms on 8th July.

The Killers stormed into the UK with their 2004 debut, "Hot Fuss", which went on to become among that decade's biggest selling albums and has since been hailed as one of the greatest debut albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Since then, each of the band's four studio records (Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012) has topped the UK charts, the band clocking up over 20 million album sales and headlining festivals and arenas the world over, notably joining the rarified ranks of Wembley Stadium headliners with a sold out show there in 2013.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 is the essential date for summer 2017.This year's headline acts are: Phil Collins (30th June), Green Day (1st July), Justin Bieber (2nd July), Kings Of Leon (6th July), The Killers (8th July), Tom Petty& The Heartbreakers (9th July).

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.

 Motionless In White Release New Video.

Motionless In White.Wednesday 10th May 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have today unveiled their brand new video for 'Eternally Yours' taken from their freshly released 'Graveyard Shift' album which hit stores on Friday (5th May).  Check it out over at their YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/TwO0zLLybQ0

In addition, today (Monday 8th May) at 9pm UK time/4pm EST the band will be hosting a live Twitter album listening event for 'Graveyard Shift'.  Stay tuned at https://twitter.com/MIWBAND

'Graveyard Shift' is available to stream or order at https://miw.lnk.to/GraveyardShift.  You can also check out the video for 'LOUD (Fuck It)' at https://youtu.be/5DpKFLG8p3Y.  The album also features a guest appearance from KORN's frontman, Jonathan Davis, who lends his vocals to 'Necessary Evil'. 

MOTIONLESS are set to spend the summer on both the US and European summer festival circuit, including a slot on the main stage at Download Festival (www.downloadfestival.com) on Friday 9th June.  Full dates can be found at www.motionlessinwhite.net

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE are; lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin 'Ghost' Sola and drummer Vinny Mauro.

 Protest The Hero Release Six Track EP 'Pacific Myth'.

Pacific Myth.Tuesday 9th May 2017
'Pacific Myth' – the six-track EP from Canadian rockers Protest The Hero – has been issued in special deluxe form through Spinefarm Records.

The songs on the EP were originally released on a one-per-month basis via subscription platform Bandcamp, starting in the autumn of 2015; now, they have been re-mixed and re-mastered, and sensitively corralled into a single package, complete with striking artwork (a series of paintings by surrealist Jeff Jordan, who delivered the visuals for last PTH studio album, 2013's 'Volition', and US west coast native Graham Curran), full lyrics, gatefold sleeve, plus a fold-out poster of the front cover image – a painting by Jordan, who has provided artwork for a number of acts, including The Mars Volta.

Produced and engineered by Cameron McLellan, who also handles bass duties alongside singer Rody Walker, guitarists Luke Hoskin & Tim Macmillar and drummer Mike Ieradi, 'Pacific Myth' features a guest vocal spot on 'Cataract' by Michael Ciccia (from Mandroid Echostar), plus strings on eight minute-plus closer 'Caravan', composed, arranged and performed by Milen Petzelt-Sorace (from The Frame Defect).

>Typically, PTH would consider and construct their material over an extended period, but this time around the Ontario outfit – driven by the need to deliver one fresh track per month – went more with the flow, and the result is an EP of energised, stirring fare, nicely whetting the appetite for their next full studio release.

 You Me At Six Release Video For 'Take On The World'.

You Me At Six.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Filmed at their headline show in London's Alexandra Palace on April 15th YOU ME AT SIX are back to reveal their video to 'Take On The World' from their critically acclaimed 5th studio album Night People, which is OUT NOW on Infectious Records https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR!

Kerrang – "A grown-up, confident, swaggering beast of an album"

DIY –"Brilliantly multi-faceted.  The bands most natural and accomplished step so far"

Evening Standard "Adrenalised, tearing tunes that make you want to scream along"

Rocksound – "Crammed with sky scraping melodies and moments of spine-tingling poignancy"

2017 got off to a flying start for the guys with the release of their chart topping album and news that they were the first band to land 15 concurrent Radio 1 A list records in a row.  All that and frontman Josh Franceschi, still found time to lobby parliament in support of the anti-ticket tout ban. You Me At Six have just returned from an extensive tour in Europe and the UK which kicked off on April 3rd in Newcastle. They've also been announced for the Radio 1/NME stage, headline slot at this year's Reading & Leeds Festival.
Watch the video: HERE

 Agnostic Front Announce UK Tour.

Agnostic Front.Tuesday 9h May 2017
New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have confirmed that they will be returning to our UK shores in November 2017, for a run of four dates.
The tour will kick off on 9th November in Birmingham, before taking the five piece to Glasgow and Leeds, culminating at London’s renowned venue The Underworld. Supports to be announced in due course.

Frontman Roger Miret commented:
We are excited to hit the UK soon! Always great energetic shows there, and the UK has always been there for us from day one! We look forward to the dates and hopefully making some new friends, and seeing our old friends. See you soon in the pit!”

The dates read as follows:
9th Nov – Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
10th Nov – Glasgow, Audio
11th Nov -  Leeds, Eiger Studios
12th Nov – London, Underworld

Agnostic Front will be touring in support of their most recent album, ‘The American Dream Died’, which was released in 2015 via Nuclear Blast.
The record was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, Terror). It features guest appearances from Cricien, Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (Sick Of It All) with legendary Agnostic Front/Madball guitarist Matt Henderson solely laying his guitar magic on the song 'A Wise Man'.

 Counterparts Announce UK Headline Tour.

Counterparts.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Canadian melodic-hardcore band Counterparts are excited to announce, they will be returning to the UK and Europe this winter for a headline tour. Supports come from Polar and Napoleon.
The band will play the following dates:

11th November Patterns, Brighton, UK
12th November Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
13th November Vintage Bar, Doncaster, UK 
14th November Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
15th November G2, Glasgow, UK
16th November Rebellion, Manchester, UK
17th November Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
18th November The Dome, London, UK
19th November Joiners, Southampton, UK
21st November Patronaat, Harlem, Holland
22nd November Lux, Hanover, Germany 
23rd November Poglos, Warsaw, Poland 
24th November Firlej, Wroclaw, Poland
25th Durer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
Tickets on sale 10th May
www.seetickets.com

The bands fourth album "Tragedy Will Find Us' is out now via Californian label, Pure Noise Records. 

The record, which finds the band at their most honest and revealing state yet, has a level of raw emotion is matched only by the band's fierce, sonic assault.

Watch the video "Burn" now 

 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce UK Tour.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are pleased to mark a return to European shores with a comprehensive live itinerary later this year.  The band are currently working on a new as-yet-untitled studio album, which is expected to be released later this year.

All the shows will have a very limited number of VIP packages via Artist Arena that will include a Meet & Greet with all members of the band, sound check attendance, early venue entry, an exclusive merchandise item and a collectible laminate.

VIP/Ticket pre-sale will begin on Tuesday 9th May at 10am local times, with general on-sales to follow later in the week.  For full details check www.blackrebelmotorcycleclub.com

October
23rd  Dublin  Academy, Ireland
24th  Belfast  Limelight, UK
26th  Glasgow Barrowland, UK
27th  Manchester  Academy, UK
28th  Birmingham  O2 Academy, UK
30th  Leeds  O2 Academy, UK
31st  Brighton  Dome, UK

November
2nd  Bristol O2 Academy, UK
3rd  Nottingham  Rock City, UK
4th  London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
6th  Copenhagen  Vega, Denmark
7th  Odense  Posten, Denmark
8th  Aarhus Train, Denmark
10th  Lille  Le Splendid, France
11th  Nancy  L'Autre Canal, France
12th  Strasbourg  La Laiterie,  France
14th  Grenoble  La Belle Electrique, France
15th  Nimes  Paloma, France
16th  Toulouse  Le Bikini, France
18th  La Rochelle  La Sirene, France
20th  Amsterdam  Paradiso, Netherlands
21st  Antwerp  De Roma, Belgium
22nd  Paris  Elysee Montmartre, France
25th  Hamburg  Grosse Freiheit, Germany
26th  Berlin  Columbiahalle, Germany
27th  Cologne  Live Music Hall, Germany
28th  Munich  Tonhalle, Germany
30th  Milan  Fabrique, Italy
 
December
1st  Lausanne  Les Docks, Switzerland
2nd  Zurich  Samsung Hall, Switzerland
3rd  Vienna  Arena, Austria

 Black Star Riders Welcome Chad Szeliga To The Band.

Black Star Riders.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Black Star Riders are proud to announce that their new drummer is Chad Szeliga.
Chad, formerly with Breaking Benjamin and Black Label Society amongst others, first came to Ricky, Scott & Damon's attention in 2012 when Thin Lizzy were touring North America with Judas Priest and Black Label Society were also on the bill. 
 
After auditions last month in Los Angeles with some incredible drummers, Chad was chosen to take up the drum stool position for Black Star Riders.
 
Ricky Warwick 'I'm delighted to welcome Chad Szeliga to the Black Star Riders family...Chad is an amazing drummer, a great guy and will powerfully strengthen BSR's resolve going forward.'
 
Scott Gorham 'Just wanted to say that I'm really looking forward to getting up onto the stage with our new drummer Chad. This guy is one killer player. See you all on tour'
 
Damon Johnson chimes in, "Chad is a monster musician and a quality human being. I couldn't be more excited to welcome him to our band and to show off his skills to Black Star Riders fans worldwide."
 
Robert Crane added, "Chad's a badass!...Great energy and a cool hang... Looking forward to working together"
 
Chad, "First, I'm so stoked for one to play with Scott Gorham, an iconic guitar player! Second, I can't wait to play with Damon who is a bad ass on guitar. Lastly, I can't wait to jam with Robbie on bass and we all know who the star is... Ricky who can command a fantastic show and is an amazing front man. Let's light them up boys!!!!!!!"
 
Black Star Riders start their summer European Tour in Dusseldorf on May 24th. 2017. 
 
Tour dates are below:
 
May 24, Wednesday   Dusseldorf, Germany - Mitsubishi-Electric Hall
May 25, Thursday     Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
May 27, Saturday      Jelling, Denmark - Jelling Festival
May 28, Sunday        Berlin, Germany - Tempodrome
May 29, Monday       Dresden, Germany - Junge Garde
May 30, Tuesday       Leipzig, Germany - Parkbuhne
May 31, Wednesday   Nuremberg, Germany – Hirsch
 
June 1, Thursday      Leiden, Holland - Nobel
June 2, Friday            Rostock, Germany - Messehalle
June 3, Saturday       Hamburg, Germany - Mehr Theater
June 5, Monday         Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
June 7,  Wednesday  Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
June 10, Saturday     Twistringen, Germany - Ziegelei Open Air
June 16, Friday          Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival 
June 17, Saturday     Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock Festival  
June 18, Sunday        Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 21, Wednesday   Freiburg, Germany - Jazzhouse
June 23, Friday          Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell Festival
June 24, Saturday     Fredrikstag, Norway - Tons of Rock Festival
June 25, Sunday        Hinwil, Switzerland - Rock the Ring Festival
 
July 2,  Sunday          Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona RockFest 2017
July 8,  Saturday        Weert, Holland - Bospop Festival
July 23, Sunday         Stuttgart, Germany - Winterbach Festival
July 29, Saturday      Maidstone, U.K. - Ramblin' Man Fair
 
Black Star Riders third album "Heavy Fire" was released in early 2017. It went to #6 in the UK and #11 in the German album charts and received widespread critical acclaim.
 

 Ho99o9 Release Debut Album 'United States Of Horror'.

Ho99o9.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Ho99o9 (Horror) release their debut album 'United States of Horror' today and they're bringing it to London town in person next week. A special headline performance at the Sebright Arms will take place on Monday 8th May (free entry with RSVP) and then the freak rap duo will perform in store at Rough Trade East on Thursday 11th May (entry with purchase of album).

Following on from the video releases for the title track of the record and 'City Rejects', Ho99o9 have now revealed the final clip of the trilogy in the form of 'War Is Hell'. Another slice of visceral and pertinent doom.
 
The duo will kick off a headline tour of the US and Canada following their trip to Europe next week then they'll be back on these shores for a plethora of European Festival appearances, as well as several newly announced headline shows including a date at The Underworld in London in June. Tickets on sale now. The past two summers have seen the band decimating stages and whipping up a multitude of frenzied crowds on the UK and European festival circuit and this year is set to be no different as they set their sights on festival grounds across the continent.

Formed by theOGM (Jean) & Yeti Bones (Eaddy), Ho99o9 is an amalgamation of punk, rap, militancy, industrial, metal and hardcore creating what they describe as Deathkult.

UK NEXT WEEK
08/05 – London, UK – Sebright Arms
11/05 – London, UK – Rough Trade East in-store
US / CANADIAN TOUR DATES
17/05 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
18/05 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
19/05 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
22/05 - Portland, OR - Holocene
23/05 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
24/05 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
26/05 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
27/05 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
28/05 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
30/05 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
31/05 - Montreal, QC - Turbo Haus
02/06 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Night Bazaar
03/06 - Cambridge, MA - Sonia's
04/06 - Baltimore, MD - Windup Space
05/06 - Washington, DC - The Rock and Roll Hotel
06/06 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia
08/06 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Hell Stage
09/06 - Orlando, FL - Secret Show
10/06 - St. Petersburg, FL - The Local 622
11/06 - Miami, FL – Gramps
EUROPEAN DATES
15/06 - Bergen Fest, Norway
19/06 - Dublin - Workmans, Ireland – NEW DATE (headline) - TICKETS
20/06 - Manchester - Rebellion, UK – NEW DATE (headline) - TICKETS
21/06 - London - Underworld, UK – NEW DATE (headline) - TICKETS
23/06 - Hurricane Festival, Germany
24/06 - Southside Festival, Germany
25/06 - Down The Rabbit Hole Festival, Netherlands
01/07 - Garorock Festival, France
03/07- Barcelona - La [2] De Apolo, Spain – NEW DATE (headline)
04/07 - Valencia - 16 Toneladas, Spain – NEW DATE (headline)
05/07 - Madrid - Caracol , Spain – NEW DATE (headline)
07/07 - Pohoda Festival, Slovakia
08/07 - Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival, Poland
15/07 - Afropunk Festival, France
16/08 - Paredes de Coura, Portugal
19/08 - Pukkelpop, Belgium

 Stiff Little Fingers Celebrate 40th Anniversary With A New Record Label And Release Of Live Album.

Stiff Little Fingers.Tuesday 9th May 2017
Stiff Little Fingers celebrate their 40th anniversary with a new record label and the release of their live album and film Best Served Loud – Live At Barrowland on CD, DVD, 2LP and Blu-ray, as well as with a release of their 2014's top 30 UK studio album No Going Back on vinyl, CD with bonus disc of demos and digital.  Both titles available on 23rd June 2017 via earMUSIC.

Stiff Little Fingers live shows are always special events.  None is more special than the band's annual St Patrick's show held at the famous Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow.  2016 saw the band celebrate the 25th year in a row they played there , and the show was filmed and recorded initially for a limited edition direct to fan release only. Now earMUSIC will release Stiff Little Fingers' Best Served Loud – Live At Barrowland on CD, DVD and vinyl as well as for the very first time on Blu-ray.

With the latest studio album No Going Back and songs such as "Trail of Tears", "My Dark Places" and "Liar's Club", Stiff Little Fingers spanned topics including the economic crash, Jake's personal struggle with depression, and racism in the west. The candid and sincere nature of these tracks, like much of SLF's music, captures the heart of the listener. In particular, "My Dark Places" which opens with lyrics: "Well it cuts just like a knife/Takes away your love of life" was so inspiring that countless fans contacted Jake to tell him how the song gave them the strength to tell others about their own bouts with depression.

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.

"BEST SERVED LOUD – LIVE AT BARROWLAND" TRACK LIST
1.     Go For It/Wasted Life
2.     Just Fade Away
3.     Roots, Radicals, Rockers And Reggae
4.     Guitar & Drum
5.     Nobody's Hero
6.     Back To Front
7.     Barbed Wire Love
8.     Listen
9.     Doesn't Make It Alright
10.  Silver Lining
11.  Guilty As Sin
12.  At The Edge
13.  Strummerville
14.  My Dark Places
15.  Fly The Flag
16.  When We Were Young
17.  Tin Soldiers
18.  Suspect Device
19.  Gotta Getaway
20.  Alternative Ulster

"NO GOING BACK" VINYL TRACK LIST
Side A
1. Liar's Club
2. My Dark Places
3. Full Steam Backwards
4. I Just Care About Me
5. Don't Mind Me
6. Guilty As Sin
 
Side AA
1. One Man Island
2. Throwing It All Away
3. Good Luck With That
4. Trail Of Tears
5. Since Yesterday Was Here
6. When We Were Young

The "No Going Back" CD reissue comes in a 2CD Digipak edition with 12 exclusive demo songs, an acoustic version of "My Dark Places" and a live version of "When We Were Young".

The band remains an incendiary live act. They are touring throughout 2017 and forthcoming UK and Eire dates are below:

Fri 18th August 2017  Escot Park, Nr Fairmile, Devon, Beautiful Days Festival – UK
Fri 25th August 2017  Dublin, The Academy – Ireland 
Sat 26th August 2017 Belfast, Custom House Square – UK

Tickets available from all usual outlets.

 Fozzy Back With Awesome New Single 'Judas'.

Fozzy.Thursday 4th May 2017
FOZZY have unleashed the first single off the band's forthcoming seventh studio record. Check out the electrifying new music video for the track 'Judas' here: 
https://youtu.be/lqURPBtGJzg

In addition, 'Judas' will serve as the official theme song for the WWE event "NXT Takeover: Chicago" on May 20th.

Fozzy frontman and WWE Legend Chris Jericho offers his take on the 'Judas' music video, stating: "For such a dark and sexy song like 'Judas', we wanted a dark and sexy video to match... and we got that and more! In one take we filmed a unique, visually stunning masterpiece that combines an incredible song, psycho clowns, hot chicks, a man on fire and a great rock n roll band, all in one tasty video morsel. What more could you want... a giant rabbit holding balloons? Oh yeah, we've got that too!"

FOZZY are also primed to begin their "Judas Rising" tour this week; kicking things off May 5th in Virginia Beach, VA. Tickets & VIP Packages for all dates on the tour to be found at http://www.chris-jericho.com/judas-rising-tour/ or www.rockeventsonline.com
 
FOZZY US TOUR
Plus KYNG, Sons Of Texas

May 5th - Virginia Beach, VA - Lunatic Luau*
May 6th - Canton, GA - The Revival**
May 7th - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion*
May 9th - Knoxville, TN - The Concourse
May 10th - Louisville, KY - Trixie's Entertainment Complex
May 11th - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
May 12th - Ashwaubenon, WI - Green Bay Distillery
May 13th - Dubuque, IA - Courtside Sports Bar & Grill
May 14th - Somerset, WI - Northern Invasion*
May 16th - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Concert Lounge
May 17th - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
May 18th - Patchogue, NY - 89 North Music Venue
May 19th - Asbury Park, NJ - House Of Independents
May 20th - Winchester, VA - Blue Fox Billiards
May 21st - Morgantown, WV - Mainstage Morgantown
May 23rd - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
May 24th - Joliet, IL - The Forge
May 25th - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
May 26th - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma*
May 27th - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest*
May 28th - Dallas, TX - BFD Festival*
June 24th - Auburn, WA - Pain In The Grass*
* FOZZY Only
** No Sons of Texas

 Memphis May Fire Release New Video.

Memphis May Fire.Thursday 4th May 2017
Memphis May Fire released a new video for track 'Wanting More'. 
Wanting More is taken off album 'This Light I Hold' which was released late last year on Rise Records. 

Listen to 'Wanting More' HERE 
Memphis May Fire will be headlining the Impericon Stage at this years Slam Dunk Festival. 
You can see the band at the following dates:
Saturday 27th May Birmingham Slam Dunk
Sunday 28th May Leeds Slam Dunk
Monday 29th May Hatfield Slam Dunk

The Light I Hold is out now via Rise Records.
 Track Listing:
01. Out Of It
02. Carry On
03. Wanting More
04. Sever The Ties
05. The Enemy
06. This Light I Hold (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
07. That's Just Life 
08. Letting Go
09. The Antidote
10. Better Things
11. Not Over Yet (feat. Larry Soliman)
12. Unashamed
13. Live It Well

 Papa Roach drop Video For 'Help'.

Papa Roach.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
"Help", the new Darren Craig-directed video from PAPA ROACH, can be seen HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYLTsdeO2uA

The song is taken from the band's ninth studio album, "Crooked Teeth", which which is due to be released on May 19 via Eleven Seven Music. It is available digitally and physically, as a standard (10 tracks) and deluxe (10 tracks + 3 brand new tracks + 16 Live tracks Live at the Fillmore Detroit) editions.

"Help" burst on to the radio waves and streaming services last month by debuting as No. 1 Most Added at Active Rock.It wasproduced by Nicholas "Ras" Furlong and Colin Brittian, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired the band to revisit some of their early influences. "We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven" explains Furlong, "We ended up morphing the band's best 'old school' traits into a courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach in the 21st Century". Lyrically the new offering touches on the personal, yet relatable, theme that surrounds the universal struggle of surviving mental health issues.

The band have announced dates across North America over the next few months, with more to be added soon. Check www.paparoach.com for updates.

 Gogol Bordello Announce Bristol Academy Show For July.

Gogol Bordello.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Gogol Bordello has spent over a decade electrifying audiences the world over with its internationally acclaimed gypsy-punk sound.  A touring force, the band averages 200+ shows each year in locales across the U.S., Europe, S. Africa, Russia, Australia and Japan, and has performed at prominent music festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock and Glastonbury.

Their music and legendary concert performances have earned the band a global following and critical praise, including from former Village Voice Chief Music Critic, Robert Christgau, who called Gogol Bordello "the world's most visionary band."  

As innovators and leaders of the Gypsy Punk genre, the group's supercharged music is based on a gypsy two-step rhythm, and is augmented by styles picked up along the way including metal, rap, flamenco, roots reggae, Italian spaghetti, Western twang and dub.

Frontman Eugene Hutz founded Gogol Bordello in New York City in 1999, after leaving Ukraine in the aftermath of Chernobyl.  In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, nationalities and cultures to join the ever-evolving lineup. The band is currently recording the follow up to their last studio album, Pura Vida Conspiracy.  
 

 Sum 41 Release Video For 'Goddmn I'm Dead Again'.

Sum 41.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
After inviting hundreds of fans out for a very special filming in Southern California earlier this spring, Sum 41 has released the high energy and mosh pit-filled music video for the guitar-charged rock anthem 'Goddamn I'm Dead Again' via the Hopeless Records YouTube channel. On the video, singer Deryck Whibley says, "We're very excited to release this new video for 'Goddamn I'm Dead Again.'  This one is for the fans and by the fans. What you are seeing are dedicated Sum 41 super fans, not one extra and I love that. Thank you all for being apart of it and spending that Sunday afternoon with us!"Check out the video here.

Reminiscent of past videos like 'Fat Lipand 'In Too Deep,' this music video allows hard-core fans of the band, affectionately known as "Skumfuks," to be a part of Sum 41 history forever. Complete with smashed guitars, circle pits, custom graffiti, an appearance from Left Shark and a few scenes that pay homage to classic Sum 41 video memories, this video truly brings to life what it means to be a head banging and continuously rocking Sum 41 fan.

Sum 41 will be appearing at Download Festival on Friday 9th June.

 Ghost Bath Embark On UK Tour.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Fresh from releasing their latest opus 'Starmourner' depressive black metal merchants GHOST BATH are embarking on their first ever UK tourGhost Bath. supporting Swedish metallers Katatonia this month. 

The band will also be playing not one but two headline London shows on this run, having just announced a show at The Black Heart on Wednesday 17th May
As previously announced Ghost Bath will also play a headline show the night before at London's Sebright Arms on Tuesday 16th May.

Limited Tickets for both headline shows available now, get yours from: 

http://smarturl.it/GBLondon 

Sebright Arms - Tuesday 16th May:
http://www.seetickets.com/event/ghost-bath/sebright-arms-london/1075869 
Black Heart - Wednesday 17th May:
http://www.seetickets.com/event/ghost-bath/the-black-heart-london/1099869 

Ghost Bath released their latest album 'Starmourner' last month. 
Starmourner was recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Josh Schroeder and features impressive cover artwork by Luciana Nedelea. 
The album features an intense concept, building on last year's acclaimed Moonlover release, Starmourner is set on a higher level. It explores joy (instead of sorrow), the cosmos (instead of earth), and paradise (instead of purgatory.) But most importantly, it explores ecstasy -instead of tragedy- as its basic human emotion. With over 72 minutes of heavy, melodic, and dramatic black metal, it is GHOST BATH's most ambitious undertaking yet.

The album takes its listener on a journey in a variety of ways; Each track is accompanied by a beautifully crafted painting as well as a "parable" to read alongside. This allows the listener to explore not only the audio soundscapes, but a visual and imaginative experience through as they delve into the album. "The stories, or parables, look into Jewish angelology and the hierarchy of angels as found in the bible and other religious texts," says vocalist/ mastermind Nameless. "Although the album has a definitive joyful and hopeful feel, it is still drenched in depression and sorrow, as any true GHOST BATH record should be." 

Order the album digitally from iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/starmourner/id1205710319

Ghost Bath start their debut UK tour this week. Full Tour Dates as follows:

GHOST BATH (support to KATATONIA)
7th May – Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/brudenell-social-club/1065068 
8th May – Bristol – The Marble Factory
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/the-marble-factory-bristol/1065532
9th May – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/the-slade-rooms/1065490
10th May – Southampton – Engine Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/engine-rooms/1065533
11th May – Manchester – Sound Control
http://www.seetickets.com/event/katatonia/sound-control/1065287
12th May – Glasgow – Garage
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/katatonia-glasgow-12-05-2017/event/36005238920F2D96
13th May – Belfast – Limelight 2
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/katatonia-belfast-13-05-2017/event/38005239A9460D24
14th May – Dublin – Academy
http://www.ticketmaster.ie/katatonia-dublin-05-14-2017/event/18005239CEFF3D8B
GHOST BATH - HEADLINE
16th May - London -Sebright Arms  
http://www.seetickets.com/event/ghost-bath/sebright-arms-london/1075869 
17th May - London - The Black Heart
http://www.seetickets.com/event/ghost-bath/the-black-heart-london/1099869 

 Rancid To Release New Album 'Trouble Maker' This Summer.

Rancid.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Rancid have announced their brand new album Trouble Maker, to be released on June 9th via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. This is the ninth studio album for the punk legends and the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed ...Honor Is All We KnowTrouble Maker was produced by Rancid's longtime producer and founder of Epitaph Records, Brett Gurewitz.

Trouble Maker will be available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. The deluxe digital version will include two bonus tracks "We Arrived Right On Time" and "Go on Rise Up". A vinyl deluxe version of Trouble Maker comes with those tracks on a bonus 7". Pre-orders are available at http://rancidrancid.com/

Emerging from the blue-collar swamps of Berkley, California, Rancid has now been a living, breathing punk rock band for over a quarter century. Back in 1991, after the demise of their much beloved first band, Operation Ivy, founding members Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar) and Matt Freeman (bass, vocals) decided to do the impossible -- start an even better band. Thus, Rancid. Signing with Epitaph Records, the band released their first album Rancid in 1993. Shortly thereafter, Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar) joined the band, because... well, are you going to tell him he can't? The result, in 1994, was Let's Go.

In 1995, Rancid released the classic platinum selling ...And Out Come The Wolves. You still remember when you first heard it. They followed with the even more ambitious Life Won't Wait in 1998, and in 2000, Rancid released another album entitled Rancid, just to see if anyone was paying attention. After Indestructible in 2003, Branden Steineckert (drums) joined to solidify Rancid's current line-up. They subsequently released the albums Let The Dominos Fall (2009) and Honor Is All We Know (2014).

Through it all, Rancid has remained fiercely independent, never losing their loyalty to community or each other. Their music confronts political and social issues, while balancing personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude. Rancid gives their listeners a community where everyone can belong. By carrying on the traditions and spirit of the original punk rock bands that came before, Rancid has become a legend an inspiration to punk bands that have come after.

Rancid will tour the UK this summer with Green Day at the following dates:

1st July UK, London, Hyde Park
3rd July UK, Sheffield Arena
4th July UK, Glasgow, Bellahouston Park

Rancid Trouble Maker Track List:

  1. Track Fast
  2. Ghost of a Chance
  3. Telegraph Avenue
  4. An Intimate Close Up Of A Street Punk Trouble Maker
  5. Where I'm Going
  6. Buddy
  7. Farewell Lola Blue
  8. All American Neighborhood
  9. Bovver Rock and Roll
  10. Make it Out Alive
  11. Molly Make Up Your Mind
  12. I Got Them Blues Again
  13. Beauty of the Pool Hall
  14. Say Goodbye to Our Heroes
  15. I Kept a Promise
  16. Cold Cold Blood
  17. This is Not the End 
  18. We Arrived On Time (bonus)
  19. Go On Rise Up (bonus)


LISTEN /SHARE THE FIRST SINGLE 'GHOST OF A CHANCE':
https://youtu.be/gPNgtAkaiKw

 Iced Earth Release New Single 'Raven Wing'.

Iced Earth.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
ICED EARTH are pleased to offer fans a second glimpse into the upcoming album 'Incorruptible' which is scheduled for a June 16th release via Century Media Records.

Check out 'Raven Wing' here:
'Raven Wing' Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/dAKvZKRk_Rs
'Raven Wing' iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RavenWingITUNES

While 'Seven Headed Whore' showcased the one-two punch side of ICED EARTH, 'Raven Wing' stands out as a track which takes the listener through an epic journey of sound.

Though 'Incorruptible' will see its worldwide release on June 16th 2017 both physical and digital preorders are already available to the masses! To view a selection of sources offering up your preferred format(s), please click on the link below.

http://smarturl.it/INCORRUPTIBLE

'Incorruptible' tracklist:

  1. Great Heathen Army (5:21)
  2. Black Flag (4:56)
  3. Raven Wing (6:25)
  4. The Veil (4:47)
  5. Seven Headed Whore (3.00)
  6. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
  7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
  8. Brothers (4:45)
  9. Defiance (4:08)
  10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30)

 Lionize Announce UK Tour For July/August.

Lionize.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Maryland-based rockers LIONIZE are delighted to confirm their return to the UK in July/August, for eight headline dates plus festival performances at Ramblin' Man Fair and Bloodstock. The band - consisting of Chris Brooks (keys), Henry Upton (bass), Chase Lapp (drums), and Nate Bergman (guitar) - have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their new studio album, set for release this Summer via new label The End Records. 

Frontman Nate Bergman raves, "Coming back to the UK after our December 2016 tour with Clutch is such an exciting feeling! On that run, we tried out some new songs we'd been working on and the response and energy was something like we've never felt live. To be able to come back again is really a privilege! All of our favourite bands through rock and roll's history were either from the UK or got a following there before the USA caught on. To top it all off, we're playing Bloodstock and Ramblin' Man Fair! How many bands can say they did both of those?! Can't wait to show you what we have this Summer." 

Don't miss the band Classic Rock described as, "one of today's most successfully original rock acts." Catch Lionize at the following dates & locations: 
Fri 28th Jul - MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
Sat 29th Jul - RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR 
Sun 30th Jul - BIRMINGHAM The Flapper
Mon 31st Jul - MANCHESTER Rebellion
Tue 1st Aug - GLASGOW O2 ABC 2
Wed 2nd Aug - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2
Thu 3rd Aug - LEEDS Key Club
Fri 4th Aug - OXFORD O2 Academy 2
Sat 5th Aug - LONDON Our Black Heart
Fri 11th Aug - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 

Tickets for the headline shows go on sale at 10am, Friday 5th May. Pick up tickets for Bloodstock via http://bloodstock.seetickets.com or Ramblin' Man Fair at http://www.ramblinmanfair.com/buy-tickets/

The forthcoming Lionize LP follows the band's widely praised 2014 album 'Jetpack Soundtrack' and continues their ever-maturing sound. It's emotionally-driven and steeped in introspection, with subjects ranging from the end of times to heart break within the industry. Recorded locally in Maryland, USA, production has been handled by Clutch's Jean Paul Gaster with J. Robbins and Lionize.  Get the lowdown on the new album direct from the band in this clip: https://youtu.be/DayLRbUjfzY.

 Adrenaline Mob Drop New Music Video.

Adrenaline Mob.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
ADRENALINE MOB's third full length album, We The People, which is penned for a June 2nd  2017 release date via Century Media records, is now available for digital and physical pre-order. Fans who pre-order a digital copy will also receive the song 'King of the Ring' as an instant grat track. Digital pre-orders are available now at http://smarturl.it/WeThePeople-iTunes and physical copies can be ordered at http://smarturl.it/WeThePeopleCMDistro .
 
ADRENALINE MOB have also launched a video for the first single off 'We The People', titled 'King of the Ring'.The video, which was shot in Long Island and directed by Ron Cote, also serves as an introduction to the new ADRENALINE MOB rhythm section of bassist Dave Z and drummer Jordan Cannata.
 
Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Scazgvmy30w
 
Stream 'King of The Ring' now or pre-order the album at:
http://smarturl.it/AMOB-WeThePeople

 MotionLEss In White Release New Song 'Rats'.

Motionless In White.Wednesday 3rd May 2017
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have released 'Rats', another new track taken from their forthcoming album, 'Graveyard Shift', which is set for release via Roadrunner Records on 5th May.  Check out the track at https://youtu.be/voe0RwfZGww

'Graveyard Shift' is available to pre-order at https://miw.lnk.to/GraveyardShift with all digital pre-orders receiving instant downloads of 'Rats', as well as the previously released tracks, 'LOUD (Fuck It)', '570' and 'Eternally Yours'.  Check out the video for 'LOUD (Fuck It)' at https://youtu.be/5DpKFLG8p3Y

'Graveyard Shift' also features a guest appearance from KORN's frontman, Jonathan Davis, who lends his vocals to 'Necessary Evil'. 
MOTIONLESS are set to spend the summer on both the US and European summer festival circuit, including a slot on the main stage at Download Festival on Friday 9th June.  Full dates can be found at www.motionlessinwhite.net

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE are; lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, bassist Devin 'Ghost' Sola and drummer Vinny Mauro. 

For more, contact michelle@cosanostrapr.com or point your mouse at www.motionlessinwhite.netwww.facebook.com/motionlessinwhitetwitter.com/MIWBANDinstagram.com/MIWBAND and www.youtube.com/user/motionless1234.

Album tracklisting:

1. Rats
2. Queen For Queen
3. Necessary Evil (Feat. Jonathan Davis)
4. Soft
5. Untouchable
6. Not My Type: Dead As F*ck 2
7. The Ladder
8. Voices
9. LOUD (F*ck It)
10. 570
11. Hourglass
12. Eternally Yours

 While She Sleeps Hit The Top Ten Of The UK Album Chart.

While She Sleeps.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
While She Sleeps' third album 'You Are We' entered the UK album charts at a career-high Number 8 last week. The record also debuted at Number 15 in Germany and Number 26 in Australia. The Sheffield band chose to fund the campaign with the help of their loyal fanbase through Pledge Music, making for a totally independently produced and released record. They achieved well over 200% of their initial goal and were able to connect with their fans every step of the way.

Made with Carl Bown, who also produced 'Brainwashed', the songs that comprise 'You Are We' reaffirm While She Sleeps as one of the most inspiring, riotous and important voices in British music today, demonstrating both their continued musical evolution and their incisive social conscience.

While She Sleeps are now on the road in the middle of a UK headline tour, which has seen them play many a sold out show. This summer will also see them traverse Europe and Australia, as well as China, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand. They'll finish off festival season in style as headliners of The Pit stage at Reading and Leeds festivals.

TOUR DATES:
http://smarturl.it/YouAreWeTour
MAY
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK – SOLD OUT
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK – SOLD OUT
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK – SOLD OUT
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK
JUNE
01/06 – The Globe, Cardiff, UK
02/06 – The Hub, Plymouth, UK
16/06 – The Booking Hall, Dover, UK
OTHER
25-27/08/17 – Reading & Leeds Festivals
04/09 – St Pancras Old Church, London, UK (acoustic) – RESCHEDULED

 Patent Pending To Release 'Other People's Greatest Hits' Album.

Patent Pending.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
New York Party Punks Patent Pending recently announced that their LP 'Other People's Greatest Hits' will be released via Rude Records on 26th May. In tandem with a busy few weeks on the road in the UK for their Spring Break Tour, the band have been unveiling streams of some of these tributes: 'Spice Up Your Life', 'Wasted/Wake Me Up' and 'Never Gonna Give You Up'. To keep the good times rolling, the quintet now also present 'Shout Out To My Ex', originally by Little Mix, with vocalist Joe Pending commenting: "The first time I heard this song I knew immediately that it needed to be covered by a rock band. The chorus is so catchy. It honestly reminds me of classic Warped Tour singalong songs. We wanted to beef it up with heavier guitars and push it further out from the pop genre. People we've shown it to so far are really excited that they don't have to feel guilty about loving this tune anymore!"

The quintet, who are known for their energetic live show and entertaining covers, reveal how the album came about: "Each song that we chose for this album really helps represent the many different sides of Patent Pending. We've always been a band that draws influence from all over the musical spectrum and this project really helped us encapsulate pieces from all of the different genres we love in a half hour of pop-punk chaos! As music can make you feel so many different things and form connections with many songs for various different reasons, the hardest part of the whole thing was deciding which songs to do and choose only 10. We started with a list of 173 potential songs and spent a full week picking away at them, so safe to say this was truly a labor of love..."

The full tracklisting for 'Other People's Greatest Hits' is as follows:

  1. Wasted/Wake Me Up – originally by Tiesto / Avicii
  2. Spice Up Your Life – originally by Spice Girls
  3. Can't Take My Eyes Off You – originally by The Four Seasons
  4. Never Gonna Give You Up – originally by Rick Astley
  5. Shout Out To My Ex – originally by Little Mix
  6. Livin' La Vida Loca – originally by Ricky Martin
  7. All Time Low – originally by Jon Bellion
  8. Mr Brightside – originally by The Killers
  9. Shape Of You – originally by Ed Sheeran
  10. See You Again – originally by Miley Cyrus


Patent Pending Release 'Other People's Greatest Hits'on 26th May via Rude Records. Pre-order at
Digital: http://smarturl.it/PPOPGHDigital | Physical: http://smarturl.it/PPOPGHPhysical

 Download Festival Metal Spin Class.

Download Festival.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Download Festival stamped their style on the latest fitness trend by hosting a spin class to the very best in heavy metal music. Taking place at 1Rebel Studios in London on Wednesday 26th April, the event saw the festival and fans pedal to the metal to get behind the Heavy Metal Truants' training schedule, ahead of their annual charity ride from London to Donington Park.

The metal spin class saw a host of Truants, festival fans and the Download Dog unite to cycle, head bang and sweat it out to tracks by bands from this year's festival. Now in its fifth year, the Heavy Metal Truants sees the rock and metal community raise money for Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Childline, by embarking on three days of cycling, covering 164 miles from Alexandra Palace and arriving at the hallowed grounds of Donington Park on Friday June 9th.

Boasting a line up of legendary titans in rock, metal and punk, this year's Download Festival will welcome momentous performances by the almighty headliners System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro, and a ground-breaking final ever UK performance from the rock ambassadors themselves, Aerosmith. Behemoths of their genres Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, A Day To Remember, Slayer, Rob Zombie, AFI, Airbourne, Opeth, Dillinger Escape Plan, Simple Plan, Every Time I Die, and many many more unrivalled names alongside WWE NXT Superstars live in action, make Download Festival the most unmissable weekend for any rock fan. Metal horns at the ready!

Download video content here

Link to photos here: https://we.tl/0tCoUvCOdL
Full Download Festival Pedal to The Metal Playlist
Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Slayer – Raining Blood
Clutch – Electric Worry
DevilDriver – Clouds Over California
Rage Against the Machine / Prophets of Rage – Killing in The Name
Suicidal Tendencies – Cyco Vision
Rob Zombie – Dragula
Sabaton – The Last Stand
System of a Down – B.Y.O.B
Every Time I Die – It Remembers
Mastodon – Blood and Thunder
Steel Panther – Death to all but Metal

Inspired by the success of Download's epic metal spin class, 1Rebel Studios will launch a rock spin playlist later this year.

Download Festival takes place 9 - 11 June 2017 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets are on sale now at downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets.

 Gorillaz Announce UK Tour.

Gorillaz.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
It is no underestimation to say that the return of Gorillaz has been feverishly anticipated.

Last week saw the launch of Humanz, their first new studio album in 7 years, to widespread critical acclaim. Not only that, but tickets to their US live dates sold out in the blink of an eye this month, as did their headline show at the inaugural Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland Margate this summer (less than 10 minutes, to be exact).
 
Now, following on from a secret London show in March – described by Time Out London as ''Flat-out one of the greatest gigs we've seen in a whole heap of years.'' – the World's Most Successful Virtual Act will hit the road across Europe this autumn, culminating in a return home to play Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London in November and December (dates below). And if recent history is anything to go by, these will go just as quickly.

The Humanz Tour will see Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) joined on stage by the Gorillaz live band – Damon Albarn, Gabriel Wallace, Mike Smith, Jesse Hackett, Jeff Wootton, Karl Vanden Bossche, Seye Adelekan – as well as selected performers from the stellar roll call of Gorillaz' family of featured artists.

Humanz, the acclaimed new album from Gorillaz, was released on 28th April 2017 on Parlophone Records. This last month alone has seen a breath-taking amount of activity from the band - releasing 5 new tracks; scoring the most successful debut in YouTube VR history with the Jamie Hewlett-directed 360° six-minute animated film 'Saturnz Barz (Spirit House)'; launching a mixed reality app; and enjoying another ground-breaking first when 2D and Murdoc joined Mistajam for their first ever real time interview, streamed live from London to fans around the world.

The full list of UK and European tour dates is:

NOVEMBER 2017
1          Luxembourg - Rockhal
2          Vienna - Stadthalle
4          Copenhagen - Royal Arena
5          Oslo - Spektrum
6          Stockholm - Hovet
8          Zurich - Samsung Hall
9          Geneva - Arena
11         Munich - Zenith
13         Budapest - Aréna
14         Prague - O2 Arena
17         Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
18         Dusseldorf - Mitsubishi Electric Halle
19         Hamburg - Sporthalle
21         Amsterdam - Ziggo Dome
22         Brussels - Forest National
24        Paris - Zénith 
27         Brighton Centre
29         Glasgow – The SSE Hydro

DECEMBER 2017
1          Manchester – Manchester Arena
2          Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena
4          London – O2 Arena

Ticket information:
Tickets are priced from £30 and go on general sale at 9.00am BST on Friday 5th May via http://live.gorillaz.com/

And fans can access a special presale when they purchase new album Humanz through the band's official store before 5pm today, Tuesday 2nd May.

 Powerflo Announce Debut Album.

Powerflo.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
The brand new metal/hip-hop collective with massive pedigree, Powerflo, is proud to unleash their first full track to the world; the lyric video for "Resistance" has its exclusive worldwide premiere via Metal Injection today.  "Resistance" is taken from Powerflo's forthcoming self-titled debut album, due out June 23rd via New Damage Records.  Click here to access the album's cover art.  To pre-order the album via iTunes, please click here; those who preorder the album digitally will receive "Resistance" as an instant grat track.  To pre-order the album via New Damage Records, please click here and via Pledge Music here.  Both New Damage and Pledge pre-orders include bundle options with various exclusive limited items including snapback caps, rolling papers, signed vinyl, test presses, exclusive performances and more.

Melding hip-hop, metal, punk, and rock into a potent offering, Powerflo lives up to its name. The vision of Grammy-Award-nominated multi platinum Cypress Hill rapper Sen Dog, downset guitarist Rogelio "Roy" Lozano, Biohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei, ex-Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Worst drummer Fernando Schaefer, Powerflo draws on their powerhouse resume to collectively smash boundaries with POWERFLO.  The album is produced by Josh Lynch and Billy Graziadei, mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Godsmack, Papa Roach, Helmet) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Adrenaline Mob) at Maor Applebaum Mastering.

Of their new lyric video, Powerflo frontman Sen Dog commented, "We're here to make honest music.  It's not about pleasing anybody or confirming anything.  We're creating from a pure place.  We worked our asses off.  It's not a one-time thing.  It's just the first Powerflo album.  There's much more to come..."  Powerflo vocalist/guitarist Billy Graziadei added, "Getting our music out there has been a while in the making but I'm looking forward to finally having Powerflo in everyone's hands.  We dropped a video for 'Resistance' first since it basically sums up how we all roll, living life on our terms!  Our lives, our way, rising up against any force that stands against us.  Next up, live Powerflo in your face like a shotgun blast!"

The origins of Powerflo can be traced back over more than two decades as the members of the band would collaborate on numerous occasions. In addition to both Cypress Hill and Biohazard appearing on the landmark platinum-selling Judgment Night Soundtrack, Sen Dog delivered a cameo on Biohazard's STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS in 1993, while Christian both guested on Cypress Hill's chart-topping 2000 double-album SKULLS & BONES, which Roy also guested on, and 2001's STONE RAIDERS in addition to performing with the group countless times. In 2015, longtime friend Roy played demos for Sen on a ride to the airport.  The music immediately spoke to the rapper and thus Powerflo was born.

 Metallica Announce Facebook Live Event.

Metallica.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Metallica today announced "Now That We're Live," a live rehearsal special from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore that will stream exclusively on Facebook Live on Tuesday May 9th at 9:00 PM EST, the eve of their inaugural show for the North American leg of the WorldWired Tour 2017.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy® Award winning band will warm up the stadium stage with a full-scale rehearsal performance.

The 'Now That We're Live' rehearsal special will feature Metallica performing four songs in their entirety (including their current single, "Now That We're Dead" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlF4rhAbwyc). The presentation will offer fans an early glimpse of the groundbreaking production elements of the WorldWired tour and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live stream via Metallica.com and the band's Facebook page.

Said Metallica's Lars Ulrich, "We are psyched to share some of our rehearsals and final pre-production run-through with our friends around the world, and we hope you'll come hang with us as we fire up the engines for the North American Summer run."

A very limited number of lucky Fifth Club members will have the opportunity to attend the event by entering to win at Metallica.com.

Viewers will also be able to donate on Facebook Live to Metallica's 'All Within My Hands Foundation', which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, as well as music education programs and local food banks.

Metallica's most recent album Hardwired...To Self Destruct was released on November 18, 2016 on the band's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations at www.metallica.com.

See below for a list of confirmed Worldwired U.S. dates and visit www.Metallica.com for more info. 

May 10 - Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium*^
May 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field*^
May 14 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium*^
May 17 - Uniondale, NY - New Coliseum^
May 19 - Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium ^#
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium^#
June 7 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 - Dayton, IA - Iowa Speedway
June 11 - Houston, TX - NRG Stadium*^
June 14 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome*#
June 16 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field*#
July 5 - Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 - Atlanta, GA - Suntrust Park*^
July 12 - Detroit, MI - Comercia Park*^
July 14 - Quebec City, QC- Festival D'Ete
July 16 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre*^
July 19 - Montreal, QB - Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl*+
August 4 - Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park*+
August 9 - Seattle, WA - Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place*+
August 16 - Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira
#With Local H

As previously announced the band will tour the UK in October, dates below:
Oct. 22, 2017     –    London, England, UK  –  The O2 Arena
Oct. 24, 2017     –    London, England, UK  –  The O2 Arena
Oct. 26, 2017     –    Glasgow, Scotland, UK  –  The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28, 2017     –    Manchester, England, UK  –  Manchester Arena
Oct. 30, 2017     –    Birmingham, England, UK  –  Genting Arena

 Massive To Return To The UK In June .

Massive.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Australian rockers Massive return with multiple festival dates and a headline tour across the UK in June and July 2017. The band will also release a new single "Calm Before The Storm" on the 2nd June 2017.
Taken from their forthcoming album, "Calm Before The Storm" is a big rock tune. Powerful riffs overlaid with the unique vocals of Brad Marr. It's a perfect showcase for this band who are quickly establishing themselves at the forefront of the next wave of hard rock acts.

Massive are Brad Marrs (lead vocal and guitar), Brendan Forward (backing vocal and lead guitar), Mick Quee (backing vocal and bass) and Jarrod Medwin (backing vocal and drums). Hailing from the land of Oz the one thing these four have in common is a love for all thing rock and lager. Combined they come together to form a true rock 'n roll band with a sound that is reminiscent of classic era Guns 'N Roses and AC/DC. A stunning live act, these shows are not to be missed.

An accomplished live act. Having toured with the likes of Blackberry Smoke and The Treatment. With sixteen headline shows and four festivals across June and July 2017, Massive is set to bring their mayhem to the UK this summer. The band is ecstatic to be heading back out on the road in the UK.

Massive UK dates in 2017 as follows:
June 17 - Stone Free Festival, London www.stonefreefestival.com
June 23 - Wildfire Festival, Wiston www.wildfirefestival.co.uk
July 14 – Proud, London headline
July 15 – Wheatsheaf, Oxford headline
July 16 - Retro Bar, Manchester headline
July 18 – Trillians, Newcastle headline
July 19 – Bannermans, Edinburgh headline
July 20 - Wool Pack Live, Doncaster headline
July 21 – Krazyhouse, Liverpool headline
July 22 - The Station, Cannock headline
July 23 - Amplified Music Fest, Gloucester www.amplifiedrocks.com
July 25 - Talking Heads, Southampton headline
July 26 - The Exchange, Bristol headline
July 27 - The Scene, Swansea headline
July 28 - Two Pigs Rock Club, Cheltenham headline
July 30 – Ramblin' Man Fair, Maidstone www.ramblinmanfair.com

Tickets for headline dates available from www.massiveoz.com/tour and all other usual outlets

 Vintage Trouble To Release New Single.

Vintage Trouble.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Vintage Trouble are set to unleash their legendary and incendiary live show with a full UK/European tour this summer. To support their forthcoming shows, Vintage Trouble will be releasing the new single "Knock Me Out" on the 9th June 2017.

"Knock Me Out" captures the essence of the band. The track's melody and the driving rhythm are held together by Ty's warm vocals. The song moves effortlessly from the initial bluesy feel to the stronger southern accents of the chorus, leaving the audience immersed in the distinctive Vintage Trouble soundscape. The track is featured on the forthcoming John Varvatos campaign www.johnvarvatos.com and will also feature on forthcoming new Vintage Trouble album – due later in 2017. The John Varvatos link is telling for a band who are very much pushing style alongside their music.

With a run of headlining performances and festival appearances, the band will again set fire to stages throughout the continent. The tour will see Vintage Trouble bring their sparkling performance and party energy to Europe over 30 dates and 10 countries. The band are accomplished live performers – what other band could support acts as diverse as The Who, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Paloma Faith. Vintage Trouble keep bringing "trouble makers" back time and time again never failing to deliver an unforgettable show. This summer will be no exception!

VINTAGE TROUBLE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017
Sun May 28            Derbyshire, Bearded Theory – UK
Tue May 30            Exeter, Phoenix – UK
Wed May 31          Bristol, SWX – UK
Thu Jun 1                  Cardiff, Tramshed – UK
Fri Jun 2                    Bexhill on Sea, De La Warr Pavilion – UK
Sun Jun 4                  Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms – UK
Tue Jun 6                  Manchester, O2 Ritz – UK
Thu Jun 8                  London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire – UK
Sat Jun 10                Grolloo, Holland International Blues Festival – Netherlands
Sun Jun 11               Cologne, Luxor – Germany
Tue Jun 13               Hamburg, Mojo Club – Germany
Wed Jun 14             Berlin, Columbia Theater – Germany
Fri Jun 16                  Zaragoza, Slap! Weekend – Spain
Sat Jun 17                Madrid, Conde-Duque Madrid - Centro Cultural – Spain
Mon Jun 19             Valencia, Moon – Spain
Tue Jun 20               Barcelona, Sala Apolo – Spain
Fri Jun 23                  Isernhagen, Blues Garage – Germany
Sun Jun 25               Dresden, Beatpol – Germany
Mon Jun 26             Heidelberg, Halle 02 – Germany
Tue Jun 27               Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal – Germany
Wed Jun 28             Nurnberg, Hirsch – Germany
Thu Jun 29               Munich, Technikum – Germany
Fri Jun 30                  Budapest, A38 – Hungary
Tue Jul 4 Milan, Carroponte  – Italy
Thu Jul 6 Vienne, Jazz A Vienne – France
Fri Jul 7                      Sierre, Sierre Blues Festival – Switzerland
Sat Jul 8                    Weert, Bospop Festival – Netherlands
Sun Jul 9 Tours, American Tours Festival – France
Tue Jul 11                 Lille, Le Splendid – France
Thu Jul 13                 Morzine, Harley Days Festival – France
Fri Jul 14 Carhaix Cedex, Vieilles Charrues Festival – France
Fri Aug 11                Avenches, Rock Oz' Arenes – Switzerland
Sat Aug 12               Zofingen, Heitere Open Air Zofingen – Switzerland

Headline show tickets available from all usual outlets. For festival shows please see festival websites

 Bullet For My Valentine To Release Live From Brixton: Chapter Two.

Bullet For My Valentine.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Following the monstrous success of their December 2016 UK tour, - which saw Bullet For My Valentine perform career-spanning setlists all over the UK, in addition to select performances of their classic 2005 debut album, 'The Poison', from beginning to end – BFMV will release a very special multi-format summation of their two consecutive sold-out performances at the world famous Brixton Academy, London.

Titled 'Bullet For My Valentine - Live From Brixton: Chapter Two' fans will now be able to experience the intensity of both 'Night One' (December 9th 2016's, 'career-spanning' performance) and 'Night Two' (December 10th 2016's 'The Poison' performance) via DVD, Blu-Ray, CD & Vinyl.

Full format details are below:-

'Night One' CD (career-spanning setlist)
'Night Two' CD ('The Poison' in its entirety setlist)
DVD (feat. both nights)
Blu-Ray (feat. both nights)
Triple disc Red Vinyl ('Night Two' only)

Matt Tuck says; "'Live at Brixton Chapter 2' marks the end of a massive 18 month global touring cycle, so to mark the success of 'Venom' and to celebrate our debut album 'The Poison' - we thought we'd capture both nights so that everyone could be a part of it. It was an incredible couple of nights at a venue that means so much to us, so make sure you grab a copy and enjoy the madness."

Pre-orders for 'Bullet For My Valentine - Live From Brixton: Chapter Two' are now live via Pledgemusic.com: https://bulletformyvalentine.pmstores.co/

 Bloodstock Festival 2017 Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock Festival.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
With just 100 days to go, BLOODSTOCK is delighted to welcome Manchester bruisers BROKEN TEETH, as Sunday's Ronnie James Dio main stage opener.  Signed to Nuclear Blast last year, the hardcore youngbloods are set to wake everyone up and pummel your hangover into submission!  Check out 'Show No Mercy' from their debut full-length 'At Peace Amongst Chaos' at https://youtu.be/Cppa15f4sFw.

Four more talented bands are joining the Last.fm-sponsored Sophie Lancaster stage bill.  Maryland, USA rockers LIONIZE (www.facebook.com/LIONIZEMUSIC/) bring the groove & funk to the party, and have been hard at work on their next record for new label The End (out this Summer), so expect a few new tunes!  Are you familiar with BLACK MOTH (www.facebook.com/themothpit/) yet?  If not, you soon will be!  Hailing from Leeds, Kerrang! describes them, "like Electric Wizard meets Band Of Skulls, in a dungeon."  Finnish metal outfit WOLFHEART (www.facebook.com/WolfheartRealm/) swoop in to showcase their new album 'Tyhjyys', released in March via Spinefarm.  And if black metal blended with doom and punk catches your interest, don't miss Nuclear Blast's brutal German duo MANTAR (www.facebook.com/MantarBand/).  

After last year's huge success, the 100%CA strongmen competition returns to the arena even bigger and better, and 2017 adds the women getting involved too!  Friday sees the ladies battling it out for England's Strongest Woman, boasting an impressive line up of 8 Arnold's and 5 World's competitors as well as Jenny Todd (the reigning middleweight Arnold's champion) and Donna Moore (the current open weight Arnold's champion and World's Strongest Woman)!  Sponsored by XPLOSIVEAPE, there's a £1200 prize up for grabs, a first for the women's sport.  Saturday brings the return of Europe's Strongest Man u90kg.  Will reigning champ Rob Ward keep his hands on the title or will Tom Hibbert, Calum Evans, or Davy Wallace knock him off his throne?  Sunday's finale offers a tiered prize pot of £2500 for the top 5 in XPLOSIVEAPE's Strongest Man.  See some of the UK's best athletes, including Graham Hick (current British log press holder, World's Strongest Man competitor, and third at Britain's), fast-rising demon Mark Steele, and current England's Strongest Man, Paul Smith.  Come along, cheer, and snap a photo with the strongest men and women in the country!

If that leaves you in need of refreshment, head over to KRAKEN's Freaky Tiki black spiced rum bar, where you can indulge in dastardly concoctions amongst black palm trees, tiki torches, and shrunken heads. Adorn yourself with a black lei and keep an eye out for the KRAKEN Hunters patrolling the arena. Look for the totem pole, you won't be able to miss it.

BLOODSTOCK's also pleased to announce the return of the very popular JAGERMEISTER Stage, showcasing some of the hottest up'n'comers in heavy music. Bands performing will be revealed in the coming weeks!

If bourbon revs your engine, you'll be thrilled to hear that BULLEIT are cruising in with their classic Studebaker truck bar, offering their infamous frontier whiskey, along with a host of other BULLEIT goodies! They might have a hair-raisin' surprise up their sleeve too...

Prepare to be dazzled! Bringing their full production, BLOODSTOCK's three headliners for 2017 are AMON AMARTH, GHOST, and MEGADETH. Also already announced are ARCH ENEMY, KREATOR, BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY, KING 810, BRUJERIA, WHITECHAPEL, SKINDRED, POSSESSED, ANNIHILATOR, MUNICIPAL WASTE, HELL, DECAPITATED, SOILWORK, CHELSEA GRIN, MACABRE, INQUISITION, KING PARROT, SCARAB, WINTERSUN, ONI, DENDERA, KROH, ABHORRENT DECIMATION, COURTESANS, WRETCHED SOUL, BOSSK, WINTERFYLLETH, GODS, BLIND HAZE, ARTHEMIS, SEASON'S END, BLIND RIVER, ENDEAVOUR, BLAAKYUM, DAKESIS, NORDJEVEL, and TORQUED.  Many more are still to come!  Stay tuned to BLOODSTOCK's social media at https://www.facebook.com/bloodstock and https://twitter.com/bloodstockfest for the latest!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Standard weekend camping tix are on sale at £139 (+ booking fee) and car parking tickets (at a cheaper price than 'on the day' purchase) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4's go free!  Can't come for the whole weekend but can join in for a day?  Sign up at https://www.seetickets.com/register/bloodstock for a heads up when day tickets go on sale so you don't miss out! VIP is sold out.

Want to come to BLOODSTOCK by coach? BIG GREEN COACH have 21 departure cities directly to BLOODSTOCK in 2017, from all over the UK. They'll bring you, all your camping gear, and beer supplies, and drop you hassle free right inside the festival grounds. Visit http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.

 PVRIS Announce Release Of New Studio Album.

Pvris.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
PVRIS have released "Heaven," the stunning first single/video from their much anticipated album, ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL.

Directed by PVRIS vocalist Lynn Gunn and longtime video collaborator Raul Gonzo, "Heaven" can be seen HERE

Set for an August 4th release, ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL was recorded with Blake Harnage (who produced PVRIS' 2014 debut, White Noise) and is available for pre-order by clicking HERE.
Pre-order bundles featuring white and smoke-colored vinyl are also available – click HERE for details. "Heaven" is available as an instant download with all album pre-orders.

Fans can catch the band performing "Heaven" live on their upcoming UK & EU shows as well as the arena tour with Muse and Thirty Seconds To Mars. The tours kick off with two headline sold out shows at London's Shepherds Bush Empire before heading to Paris, Amsterdam & Berlin.  The band then head back to the states for the Music tour which kicks off May 20th in West Palm Beach, FL.  The band's extensive road plans also include shows in Australia and festivals both here and overseas, including Reading and Leeds, Bumbershoot and more. Full itinerary of shows can be seen HERE

The Boston-based  PVRIS (vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald) just tore through SXSW, performing at the MTV Woodies and the TUMBLR "Planned Parenthood" event, which USA Today called "the hottest ticket at SXSW."

With ALL WE KNOW OF HEAVEN, ALL WE NEED OF HELL, PVRIS will look to build upon the success of White Noise and a collection of songs that've amassed over 113 million Spotify streams and close to 32 million YouTube views to date (including 17 million Spotify streams and 3.8 million YouTube views for their "You And I" single). In support of White Noise,  the band performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," were spotlighted on "Last Call with Carson Daly," toured arenas with Fall Out Boy, hit No. 1 on Billboard's "Emerging Artists" and "Trending 140" charts and launched a headline tour that saw them play to packed-house crowds around the world. NME called them "a rock sensation," Spin dubbed them a "breakout band," MTV described them as "the best thing since sliced bread" and the Huffington Post called Gunn "a force that cannot be denied."

UK/EU DATES BELOW
4th May - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
5th May- O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London SOLD OUT
8th May - Trabendo Paris, France
10th May - Melkweg, Amsterdam
11th May - Columbia, Berlin

Summer EU Festivals
18th Augu Biddinghulzen Lowlands Festival, NL
19th August Hasselt, Pukkelpop Festival, BE
     26th August Reading Festival
27th August LeedsFestival

 Voivod Announce UK Tour.

Voivod.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD continue to promote their latest Mini-CD release entitled “Post Society - EP” and have therefore just announced a next string of live-dates, which will see the band playing festivals and club-shows in Europe throughout June as well as selected dates in their Canadian home afterwards, including an appearance as support to Metallica in Quebec City.
 
VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin checked in with the following comment about the band’s upcoming activities, which include working on their upcoming studio album release:
 
“The writing of the new album is nearing completion, but it is already time for us to fresh up the set list for the first leg of our European tour in June. I am especially excited to play Sweden Rock once more. When we played there in 2009 I got to watch UFO performing a stellar set. This time we are sharing the stage with other heroes of mine, Lucifer's Friend!
 
We will come back home to play some cool shows in July, including the Quebec City Summer Festival with Metallica. In August we will record the new album before playing the famous Wings of Metal Festival in Montreal in September. Then we will head for Europe again in the fall. See you soon!”
 
Here is a list of the currently confirmed shows coming up for VOIVOD, with further dates for the June “Post Society” run and the Fall dates to being announced soon: 
 
VOIVOD – Live 2017:
08.06. Hamburg – Logo (Germany)
09.06. Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden)
10.06. Rheine – Hypothalamus (Germany)
11.06. Goes – Podium ‘t Beest (The Netherlands)
12.06. Aalst – Cirque Mystic (Belgium)
13.06. Norwich – Waterfront (UK)
14.06. Glasgow – Audio (UK)
15.06. Newcastle – Riverside (UK)
16.06. Leeds – Temple Of Boom (UK)
17.06. Nottingham – The Dog House (UK)

18.06. London – Underworld (UK)
19.06. Essen – Turock (Germany)
20.06. Dresden – Scheune (Germany)
21.06. Tilburg – Little Devil (The Netherlands)

 Free Throw Release New Track.

Free Throw.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Free Throw have dropped another new track today from their forthcoming new album Bear Your Mind (out May 26th via Triple Crown Records). 'Better Have Burn Heal' premiered exclusively yesterday with The Fader, the song is now available across all DSPs.

This is the second instant-grat track from the new album and follows 'Randy, I Am The Liquor,' which debuted on March 31st with the album announcement and was promptly picked up by the A.V. Club, describing the song as "pop-punk drenched in throat-shredding emotion with a side of shimmery, arpeggiated guitar—think a more heavily produced Benton Falls, or American Football."  Free Throw will embark on a full U.S. Tour at the end of May that wraps up in their hometown of Nashville on July 1st.

'Better Have Burn Heal' sees lead singer Cory Castro candidly opening-up about the battle between his body and mind.  When asked about the song Castro added, "'Better Have Burn Heal' is a song about my struggles with body image and body dysmorphia. I've struggled with the way I feel about myself for quite some time and writing about it finally made sense. I tried to write the song in a way that anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable in their own skin can relate to. I'm still learning to love myself and I hope this song can help people who are on that same path to know that they aren't alone in that journey."

Free Throw's sophomore album Bear Your Mind was produced by Brett Romnes (The Early November, I Am The Avalanche) and mixed by Vince Ratti (Braid, Tigers Jaw, mewithoutYou) and is available for pre-order HERE.

 Iced Earth Unleash New Single 'Seven Headed Whore'.

Iced Earth.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
US power metal masters ICED EARTH present you 'Seven Headed Whore', the very first single of the band’s upcoming album 'Incorruptible'. Listen to three minutes of uncompromising, fast, powerful and real American metal here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sneo7yuIYFo&feature=youtu.be 

'Incorruptible' will see its worldwide release on June 16th 2017. The pre-order is up and running. Click the link below for a selection of online stores and pre-order the physical or digital version of your choice:

Pre-order/Stream: http://smarturl.it/INCORRUPTIBLE

“Incorruptible” will be available in the following formats: 

  1. Deluxe CD Digipak

with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)

  1. CD Digipak (only available in the USA)
  1. Strictly limited artbook

with 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10” vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies

  1. Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colours (see below for exact colour split)

With gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180 g vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs

  1. Standard CD Jewelcase
  1. Digital download / stream

 
The 2LP version of “Incorruptible” is offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Black vinyl: unlimited and offered through all retail channels
  2. Dark-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in the UK
  3. Yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
  4. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  5. Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
  7. Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, distributed through RED in the USA
  8. White vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively offered in the USA through F.Y.E.
  9. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

 
The artbook version of “Incorruptible” will be offered in the following vinyl colours:

  1. Transparent-red vinyl: main version, available through all retail channels
  2. Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media’s European online store
  3. Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  4. Black vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
  5. Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
  6. Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

 
Note: For the best possible sound quality of the two vinyl versions (2LP and Artbook) “Incorruptible” has received a special vinyl mastering treatment. You will hear the difference!
br> “Incorruptible” tracklist:

  1. Great Heathen Army (5:21)
  2. Black Flag (4:56)
  3. Raven Wing (6:25) --- single launch: April 29th
  4. The Veil (4:47)
  5. Seven Headed Whore (3.00)
  6. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
  7. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
  8. Brothers (4:45)
  9. Defiance (4:08)
  10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30) 



Brent Smedley – Drums, Percussion
Luke Appleton – Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jake Dreyer – Lead Guitar

ICED EARTH live
Summer festival appearances 2017
07.06 Sweden Rock Festival – Norje – Sweden
23.06. Saarmageddon Festival- Saarbrücken – Germany
05.07. Rock Harz Open Air – Ballenstedt – Germany
08.07 Burning Ruins Metal Fest – Terni – Italy
13.-15-07. Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn – Germany
23.-29.07. Metal Days – Tolmin – Slovenia

 Wednesday 13 Drop Video For 'Blood Sick'.

Wednesday 13.Tuesday 2nd May 2017
WEDNESDAY 13 has unveiled a brand new video for 'Blood Sick', the next track to be taken from his forthcoming album, 'Condolences', which arrives on 2nd June via new record label home, Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  Check it out here - https://youtu.be/Avtk3Z1UXvQ.

WEDNESDAY tells us "I'm really excited for you all to see the video for 'Blood Sick'.  It was all shot on green screen with director Matt Zane.  The song is about a spider torturing a fly in its web before devouring it, and I wanted to try and capture that scenario with the band in a giant spider web.  I had this vision in my head when we first wrote the song and it's so cool to see it finally come to life."

The track is now available at iTunes, Amazon and all good DSPs and pre-orders for the 'Condolences' album are also ready to be snapped up.  'Condolences' is available in an array of different digital and physical formats, including a number of limited run coloured gatefold double vinyl editions and signed formats.  Check out the pre-order options at http://nblast.de/W13Condolences.

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Chris 'Zeuss' Harris (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed) and the sleeve artwork was created by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia).

WEDNESDAY 13 is also confirmed to headline the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival on Saturday 10th June with his full electric set, as well as two additional shows in Dublin (Thu 8th Jun at Voodoo Lounge) and Belfast (Fri 9th June at Limelight 2).  Download tickets are available from http://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets and Irish tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie

 Avenged Sevenfold Unleash Video For 'God Damn'.

Avenged Sevenfold.Thursday 27th April 2017
AVENGED SEVENFOLD have teamed with Billboard for the premiere of their new video, "GOD DAMN." Click HERE to watch. Directed by Anders Rostad, "God Damn" was shot in a Los Angeles warehouse filled with fans. You can see the making of the video HERE.

"God Damn" is taken from the band's latest album, THE STAGE, which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Hard Rock and Alternative Albums charts, No. 4 on the Top 200 and debuted Top 5 on iTunes in over 35 countries.  Co-produced by A7X and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), THE STAGE, available HERE, is the band's 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records. 

The album was surprise-dropped in October last year and garnered positive reactions around the world. Q called it 'their boldest album yet', while NME praised its 'lyrical sophistication' in their 4/5 review.  The Guardian felt it was 'exuberant, preposterous and colourful" and Kerrang thought the band were 'confounding expectations with such a grandiose and ambitious album'.  Classic Rock called it a 'metal masterpiece'.

Following their sold out European tour earlier this year which included 2 nights at London's 02, Avenged Sevenfold recently announced a stadium summer run with Metallica along with a series of special headline shows, the first of which took place last weekend in Las Vegas at the Las Rageous festival.

Dates confirmed so far are:
May 5 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater**
May 7 – Concord, NC – Rock City Campground**
May 9 – Hershey, PA – GIANT Center***
May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium^
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field^
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium^
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field^
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome 
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium 
June 18 – Chicago, IL - Soldier Field
June 19 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino Resort**
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park^
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center***
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park^
July 13 – Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival Park
July 14 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest Amphitheater**
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
July 18 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion***
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau^
July 28 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre+++
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl+
July 31 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center+++
August 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater+++
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field+
August 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre+++
August 12 – Nampa (Boise), ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater+++
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium+
** A7X headline show or festival date
*** A7X headline show with Volbeat opening
+++A7X headline show with A Day To Remember opening
^With Metallica + Volbeat
+With Metallica + Gojira

 Napalm Death Embark On European Tour.

Napalm Death.Wednesday 26th April 2017
UK’s Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH are kicking off the dates for their “Campaign For Musical Destruction” European headline tour together with Brujeria, Power Trip and Lock Up tonight. Do not miss one of the most extreme musical billings for this year…

NAPALM DEATH + Brujeria, Power Trip & Lock Up 
“Campaign For Music Destruction” Europe Tour 2017

26.04. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pustervik
27.04. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken STHLM
28.04. Flensburg (Germany) – Roxy
29.04. Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory
30.04. Haarlem (The Netherlands) – Patronaat
01.05. Köln (Germany) – Underground
02.05. Berlin (Germany) – SO36
04.05. Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat Klub
05.05. Brno (Czech Republic) – Klub Fléda / Sold Out!
06.05. Kassel (Germany) – K19
07.05. Saarbrücken (Germany) – Garage
09.05. Birmingham (UK) – O2 Institute
10.05. Glasgow (UK) – Classic Grand
11.05. Manchester (UK) – Rebellion **sold out**
12.05. London (UK) – The Electric Ballroom

13.05. Paris (France) – Le Glazart
14.05. Antwerpen (Belgium) – Zappa
16.05. Six-Fours-Les-Plages (France) – Espace André Malraux
17.05. Geneva (Switzerland) – L'Usine
18.05. Bologna (Italy) – Zona Roveri
19.05. Karlsruhe (Germany) – NCO Club
20.05. München (Germany) – Backstage
21.05. Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Effenaar

Other NAPALM DEATH tour dates 2017: 
23.06. Gräfenhainichen (Germany) – With Full Force Festival
24.06. Ysselsteyn (The Netherlands) – Jera On Air
07.07. Viveiro (Spain) – Resurrection Fest
03.08. Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air
05.08. Pori (Finland) – Porispere Festival
11.08. Ieper (Belgium) – Ieper Fest
12.08. Rașnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

NAPALM DEATH’s latest and much acclaimed 15th album release "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world upon release, with the following highest positions: Germany: #36, Switzerland: #64, France: #69, Greece: #60, Belgium (Flemish): #103, Belgium (Wallonia): #111, UK: #120, UK Rock Chart: #15, US Top 200: #113, US New Artist Top 50: #2.

Check out the promotional video clips for NAPALM DEATH’s “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album:
“Dear Slum Landlord”: https://youtu.be/7knD2d7yHbg
“Smash A Single Digit”: http://youtu.be/33OZfCUsomk
“How The Years Condemn”: https://youtu.be/g5_AtVKQFv8

"Apex Predator - Easy Meat" can still be ordered in various formats from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/ApexPredatorCMdistro

 In Hearts Wake Announce New Album 'Ark'.

In Hearts Wake.Wednesday 26th April 2017
Byron Bay's In Hearts Wake have been changing minds and lives since 2012 and with fourth albumArk they are looking to inspire like never before. Set for release on April 26th via UNFD, Ark pays homage to the past as much as it signals a bright new future for conscious heavy music with the band partnering up with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of clean-ups along of some of the most polluted waterways on the east coast of Australia. A similar project based in the UK & Europe will be announced in due course. The band are currently on tour around the UK with While She Sleeps, with select dates at Groezrock and Impericon Festival Munich, and a full UK & European headline tour is coming later this year.

Lead single 'Passage' asks the question "Who's steering the ship?!" as the Earth drifts towards destruction.
Ark is both a dynamic breath of fresh air for the metalcore genre as a whole and a treatise on one of the world's great impending issues. Today, in some parts of the world, water is already more expensive than oil, a trend that is spreading. In Hearts Wake – comprising frontman Jake Taylor, guitarists Ben Nairne and Eaven Dall, bassist Kyle Erich and drummer Conor Ward – are bringing this distressing issue to the world's attention.
 
"No matter what side of the world we live on, water connects us all," says Jake. "Every living thing, and every human being that ever was or will be, is born of water. The plasma in our blood is 92% water, our brains 75%, and even our bones are 30% water. The same water that shapes our Earth is the same water within each of us." 
 
"This record is an ode to the Ark that is our ocean planet. Just like a ship, if one part is compromised all life is threatened. What happens on one side of the world affects the other. If we don't work together to repair our home and restore the integrity of its natural resources, we will all go down with the ship. Since water is our lifeblood, it needs to be respected, protected, and acknowledged not only as a basic human right, but as an essential human need."
 
In conjunction with the release of Ark, In Hearts Wake have joined forces with Tangaroa Blue for We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative to lead a series of waterway clean-ups in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and at home in Byron Bay. Marine debris is one of the major environmental issues worldwide and In Hearts Wake are calling upon their fans to join them in these clean-ups, as well as encouraging fans to form their own clean up crews to tackle their local problem waterways. In Hearts Wake plan to take the initiative global with a series of clean-ups in the works for future overseas tours. 

Ark follows Skydancer (2015), Earthwalker (2014), and Divination (2012) in further cementing In Hearts Wake's status as one of the leading lights of melodic metalcore. In 2016 they released the unique collaborative Equinox EP alongside label mates and compatriots Northlane, and have looped the planet multiple times in the name of spreading their ecological, humanitarian and urgent environmental message.
 
In Hearts Wake have won new friends and fans from multiple US runs including Vans Warped Tour, and stints supporting Parkway Drive and August Burns Red. They have also taken the fight to European festivals such as Download, Graspop, Groezrock, Vainstream, successfully toured South East Asia and are becoming bigger than ever at home in Australia. The band will embark on their biggest and only Australian headline tour of 2017 in July. 

Ark is available for preorder now from http://unfd.lnk.to/Ark
In Hearts Wake - Ark is out May 26 via UNFD
1. Ark
2. Passage
3. Nomad
4. Frequency
5. Warcry
6. Waterborne
7. Arrow
8. Flow
9. Overthrow
10. Elemental
11. Totality
12. Now

REMAINING UK SHOWS
SUPPORTING WHILE SHE SLEEPS

Tuesday 25 April - Concorde 2, Brighton
Thursday 27 April - O2 Academy 2, Oxford
Friday 28 April - The Fleece, Bristol
Saturday 29 April - Groezrock, Meerhout
Sunday 30 April - Impericon Festival, Munich
Wednesday 3 May - Arts Club, Liverpool
Friday 5 May - Sugarmill, Stoke
Saturday 6 May - Waterfront, Norwich
Monday 8 May - Riverside, Newcastle
Tuesday 9 May - Garage, Glasgow
Wednesday 10 May - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Friday 12 May - Asylum, Birmingham
Saturday 13 May - Stylus, Leeds

 The Kentucky Headhunters Announce October UK Tour.

The Kentucky Headhunters.Wednesday 26th April 2017
Following on from last year's performance at the Ramblin' Man Fair, Grammy Award-winners The Kentucky Headhunters are set to return to the UK in October, for a handful of shows in support of twelfth album, 'On Safari'. Released last November by Plowboy Records/Practice House Records, the southern rock LP tips the hat to family and the southern way of life in the USA. 

Throughout their envious five decade career, the band have toured the USA extensively, but only ventured to Europe for the first time in 2016. The band credits Richard Young's son, John Fred, and his Black Stone Cherry bandmates for pushing them out of their comfort zone to make the trek abroad, where many of the Headhunters' rock influences call home.

Lauded by Billboard as a "great American rock 'n' roll band," don't miss this rare chance to catch The Kentucky Headhunters live, and witness their one of a kind sound that has given them the longevity in this industry that many acts only dream of. 

Tickets are on sale now for the following shows:
Mon 2nd Oct - BILSTON Robin 2 (tickets)
Tue 3rd Oct - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (tickets)
Thu 5th Oct - SHEFFIELD Local Authority (tickets)
Fri 6th Oct - NORWICH Waterfront (tickets)
Sat 7th Oct - LONDON Boston Music Rooms (tickets)
Sun 8th Oct - MANCHESTER Club Academy (tickets)
Mon 9th Oct - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Cluny (tickets)
Tue 10th Oct - GLASGOW O2 ABC2 (tickets)

 Final Chuck Berry Album To Be Released.

Chuck Berry.Wednesday 26th April 2017
Today, The New Yorker has premiered “Wonderful Woman,” the second track from the forthcoming Chuck Berry album ‘CHUCK,’ due out June 9 on Dualtone/Decca Records.  ‘CHUCK’ is the final album and first new music in nearly four decades from the founding rock and roll legend, who passed away last month at the age of 90. “Wonderful Woman,” which the New Yorker calls "as freewheeling and rambunctious as any signature Berry track, but, like the rest of the music on 'Chuck', ... (with) the added charm of hearing the rock-and-roll dynamo sing and play guitar with fresh enthusiasm, joy, and amusement", features special guest Gary Clark Jr. on guitar.

LISTEN TO 'WONDERFUL WOMAN" HERE

Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, ‘CHUCK’ is his first new album since 1979’s ‘Rock It.’ It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica, vocals), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry’s bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club. The album also includes guest performances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff and Chuck’s grandson Charles Berry III.  Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.

Following the release of first single “Big Boys” on March 22nd, early praise began pouring in for ‘CHUCK.’ Rolling Stone said the album finds Berry “raging against the dying of the light, but in a vulnerable and tender way his earlier music had not prepared us for,” while The Guardian raved that ‘CHUCK’ “proves the late rock’n’roller was brimming with energy until the very end.” Uncut remarked that “Berry has as much to say about life and death as Cash and Bowie and Cohen did on their final albums.”

‘CHUCK’ Track List:
‘Wonderful Woman’
‘Big Boys’
‘You Go To My Head’
‘3/4 Time (Enchiladas)’
‘Darlin’’
‘Lady B. Goode’
‘She Still Loves You’
‘Jamaica Moon’
‘Dutchman’
 ‘Eyes Of Man’

 Nickleback Release New Music Video For 'Feed The Machine'.

Nickleback.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Diamond-certified, global award winning rock band, Nickelback, officially premiered the video for their Top 10 radio single “Feed The Machine” today on the band’s YouTube channel. Directed by Simian Design, the video premiere comes as the band continues to prepare for the release of their ninth studio album Feed The Machine on June 16th and the colossal headlining 45+ city North American Feed The Machine Tour.

WATCH the video for Feed The Machine here.

Feed The Machine(BMG), is officially available everywhere June 16th. The blistering and defiant lead rock single, “Feed the Machine” is already a Top 10 hit at Rock Radio in Canada and in the U.S. it’s currently #11 at Active Rock with more than 100 stations reporting adds since its release.

by Live Nation, the Feed The Machine Tour kicks off June 23 in Noblesville, Indiana, and continues with 45 dates across North America including stops in Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, with more dates to be added along the way. 

In March, Nickelback joined the exclusive DIAMOND-certified club after the RIAA certified the group’s fifth studio album, All the Right Reasons, DIAMOND for surpassing 10 million units.

Since forming in Alberta, Canada in 1995, globally celebrated, diamond-certified rock band Nickelback have cemented themselves as one of the most commercially viable and important acts of the past two decades. Nickelback’s success includes worldwide sales of more than 50+ million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century—behind only The Beatles. Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” was named Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Song of the Decade’ and was No. 4 on the Top 10 songs of the 2000s list.  Amongst all of these accolades, they’ve also been named Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade.”  Along the way, they have received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame (2007).  With more than 23 chart-topping singles and fans spanning the globe, Nickelback boasts twelve consecutive sold-out international tours, playing to well over eight million+ diehard and adoring fans. Nickelback is Chad Kroeger (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Ryan Peake (Guitars, Backing Vocals), Mike Kroeger (Bass) and Daniel Adair (Drums, Backing Vocals).  

Pre-order Feed The Machine now here.

For more information and the latest tour dates, please visit www.nickelback.com

 Wars Release Video For 'Salf Flat Sailing'.

Wars.Tuesday 25th April 2017
wars have revealed an official video for 'Salt Flat Sailing' the fourth single from their recently released debut album, 'We Are Islands, After All'.
In support of this, wars are due to hit the road with Create To Inspire this May, taking in 9 UK towns/cities, finishing up at The Dome, London, in a one-off support slot to He Is Legend on May 12th.

Says Rob Vicars (wars vocalist); "Releasing our debut album, 'We Are Islands, After All' has been incredible for all of us in wars, and although we're already writing new material, there's lots we still have left to explore that we touched upon on that record; 'Salt Flat Sailing' is a song about utilising loneliness and solitude to tackle your darkest moments - taking that feeling of disquiet and disconnect so many of us are haunted by and being present in it.

We shot the video a while back now, but as we are about to head out on tour with Create To Inspire, we thought now was the right time to share it. We hope you love it."
Watch the video for 'Salt Flat Sailing' here: http://vevo.ly/5f2iN6

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wars will also appear at this year's Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorset, and 2000 Trees in Cheltenham.

All announced festival and tour dates are as follows:-
29.04.17 Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorset
02.05.17 Leeds, The Pack Horse w/ Create To Inspire
3.05.17 Newcastle, Jumpin Jacks w/ Create To Inspire
4.05.17 Chester, The Live Rooms w/ Create To Inspire
5.05.17 Nottingham, Rock City Basement w/ Create To Inspire
7.05.17 Bristol, The Exchange w/ Create To Inspire
9.05.17 St. Albans, The Horn w/ Create To Inspire
10.05.17 Birmingham, Subside w/ Create To Inspire
11.05.17 Leicester, The Soundhouse w/ Create To Inspire
12.05.17 London, The Dome w/ He Is Legend, Create To Inspire, Acres
07.06.17 2000 Trees, Cheltenham

'We are Islands, After All' was produced and mixed by Matt O' Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco, etc.), with Alan Douches, chief engineer at West West Side Music handling the mastering.

'We Are Islands, After All' is available at all the usual outlets, stream on Spotify now: https://open.spotify.com/album/3qtX8W7hgYTtBp21EtkpKO

 Rozwell Kid To Release New Album.

Rozwell Kid.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Fronted by the affable, spectacled Jordan Hudkins, Rozwell Kid write massive, gritty, excitable power-punk songs; they channel Blue Album guitar grandiosity and eternally-hummable melodies conveyed in 'ooo''s, the likes of which would make Rivers Cuomo weak in his problematic knees. Combined with persistent touring that took the band's bombastic guitar rock all over the world, their 2014 LP Too Shabby quickly became a cult classic amidst those in-the-know. And now, Rozwell Kid will finally release its highly-anticipated follow-up, Precious Art, on June 23.  

"UHF on DVD," the first single from Precious Art, is a good-humoured, high energy probe into anxiety and insecurity. In Hudkins' signature style, the song calls upon the 1989 Weird Al cult classic UHF and homemade tacos to pacify an anxiety attack brought on nearly half a world away while Rozwell Kid were on their first tour of Australia last year.
Precious Art is a quintessential Rozwell Kid album, and something entirely new at the same time. It's teeming with understated nostalgia, but doesn't get too lost in it either. Rather, it's re-calibrated, revisiting the past with the added wisdom that comes with age.

"Nostalgia has always been part of my inspiration for songwriting," admits Hudkins. "I've always seemed to pull from childhood memories and re-contextualised them, where I kind of imagine it as a big 30 year-old kid wearing OshKosh B'Gosh overalls singing about these things they experienced or thought about as a kid."

What's even more impressive is how Hudkins communicates in his own special language to relay the same emotions most songwriters do (excitement, disappointment, heartbreak, love, self-doubt, etc), but in an entirely new way. His insane ability to balance pathos and humour to turn the slightest, most oddball detail – whether that's picking his nose, making Batman costumes or liking hummus – into works of, well, precious art.

 Louise Distras Announce New Single.

Louise Distras.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Tipped as one of Kerrang! magazine's 'Stars of 2017', Louise Distras channels her anger, hopes and fears into hymns of love and fury for yet another let-down generation with her new single 'Outside of You', set for release via Street Revolution Records on 26th May.

Louise's path from hardship to heart-felt anthems began when she ran away from home, aged 16, armed with a guitar and the few chords she knew.

Inspired by Nirvana and the punk-rock gateway the Seattle legends provided, Louise turned her back on the bullying that had made her life unbearable and decided to play music for anyone who'd listen.

Her unshakeable belief that "music can change the world" underlines her own story. It certainly changed hers. "I'm standing up for the disenfranchised kids who get picked on at school, the kids outside the box whose world has been changed by the power of music," the Wakefield born singer says.

These days Louise has more than an acoustic guitar.  'Outside of You' comes with the added dynamics of a full band. But she insists that the ethos remains the same – a focus on 'nu-punk' for the new generation.

While the undeniable quality of Louise's music stands her in good stead for any scraps she gets into this year, her perceived status as a 'protest singer' is up for debate.

"Growing up as a young working class woman in a post-Thatcher era, these songs and poems reflect that environment," she says. "The gatekeepers of the music industry have tried to call these protest songs, which is a label that I don't understand because I'm just passing on my experience as a human being growing up in these apocalyptic conditions of unemployment and apathy.

"You have to wonder why someone simply speaking their mind is considered a protest in the first place," Louise continues, before conceding that the honesty and personality that fuel her art can both be utilised as powerful weapons in today's culture of suppression.

You can be sure Louise will carry on saying what she thinks and feels in 2017, as she plays her part in what she describes as "the street revolution".

'Outside Of You' is released as a taster for Louise's as yet untitled sophomore album.

Following the huge critical acclaim that greeted her debut, 'Dreams from the Factory Floor', the single offers a small glimpse of what's to come. The second album will, she says, "take my songs to a new level with harder hitting lyrics and harder hitting concepts."

The artistic call to arms has begun, and from humble beginnings, Louise Distras is leading from the front! br>
'Outside of You', the new single from Louise Distras, is out 26th May via Street Revolution Records, don't miss your chance to hear it on tour!

Pre-order the single here: https://www.louisedistras.co.uk/pledge 

Catch Louise Distras live at the following dates:

April 28 Leeds, The Key Club
April 30 Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival
May 14 London, Lost Evenings @ Roundhouse w/ Frank Turner
May 27 Birmingham, Slam Dunk Festival
May 28 Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival
May 29 Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival
June 2 Pippingford Park, Byline Festival
June 3 London, Camden Rocks Festival
June 4 Sussex, Glastonwick Festival
June 10 Bolton, Safe Gigs 4 Women Benefit @ The Alma Inn
June 30 London, Hope and Anchor 
July 2 Manchester, Sonderfest
July 7 Cheltenham, 2000 Trees Festival
August 5 Blackpool, Rebellion Festival

 Slaughter To Prevail Unleash New Video.

Slaughter To Prevail.Tuesday 25th April 2017
SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL have just released a brand new music video for “Chronic Slaughter”, the second single to be taken from the band’s eagerly awaited debut full-length album Misery Sermon.

The video was directed by Evgeniy Kozlov and you can check it out here: https://youtu.be/goL3UZc_vcY

Misery Sermon is set for release on May 5th through Sumerian Records and is available in multiple bundles including limited edition vinyl available in “Kill Room Clear” and “Burial Brown” with only 250 pressed for each colour! While vinyl ships out in June, fans will receive a digital download of the album on street date (MAY 5) via email. Pre-orders re available at SumerianMerch.com.

SLAUGHTER TO PREVAILhailing from the United Kingdom and Russia, was started in July of 2014 and quickly made themselves well known in the music scene. With only having released 2 songs, the band did a full tour across Europe and Russia supporting the mighty Ingested, playing for hundreds of people a night. SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL’s brutal mix of extreme metal, deathcore, intense vocals, and violently heavy breakdowns showed they were a force to be reckoned with from the start. 

Making quick time, the band caught the attention of Sumerian Records. After re-releasing their acclaimed EP Chapters of Misery and touring across the United States on the Summer Slaughter Tour 2016, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL headed straight in to the studio to start work on their first full-length album. After months of writing furiously, Misery Sermon was born. 

 The One Hundred To Release Debut Album 'Chaos + Bliss'.

The One Hundred.Tuesday 25th April 2017
THE ONE HUNDRED have revealed that 'Chaos + Bliss', their debut studio album, will be released via Spinefarm Records on June 2nd 2017.

The 12 tracks – including lead UK single / video 'Dark Matters' and follow-up 'Monster' (both premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show) – will be available on CD, DL & LP, with the latter featuring bonus song 'Temples' (accessed via the free download card).

Combining elements of rock, rap, grime, hip hop & r 'n' b, the London quartet are well versed in swerving simple categorization and steering a direction that's very much their own; add in quality, hook-laden songwriting plus adventurous production, complete with plenty of low-end poke, and 'Chaos + Bliss' stands as a musical statement to truly stir the senses.
Front-man Jacob Field says of the announcement: "We are excited to finally be able to announce our debut album. We know you guys have been waiting and we hope you are ready! 'Chaos + Bliss' drops June 2nd. Keep it 💯"

Pre-orders for the album are now live, including signed items and merchandising bundles, with 'Monster' being offered as an 'instant grat'.

Pre-order: https://SpinefarmRecords.lnk.to/N-orCWE

A video for 'Monster' was recently filmed by the band, who spent time at a nineteenth century fort in Rochester, Kent, capturing some of the footage; the clip will be launched on ThursdayApril 27th.

The One Hundred are also imminently heading out on their full debut headline tour kicking off May 1st in Southampton; from here, the band continue across the UK, then out to France and Germany.

MAY UK / EURO TOUR DATES
01 - UK - Southampton, Joiners      
03 - UK - Bath, Moles                                         
04 - UK - Plymouth, Underground     
05 - UK - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
06 - UK - Nottingham, Rock City Basement                                                    
08 - UK - Glasgow, The Garage
09 – UK - Leeds, The Key Club
10 - UK - Birmingham, Asylum 2
11 - UK - London, Boston Music Room                                  
13 – UK - Manchester, Rebellion                                  

15 – FR - Paris, Backstage by the Mill
16 – DE - Cologne, Blue Shell  
17 - DE - Hamburg, Hafenklang
18 – DE - Berlin, Maze                                       

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

The One Hundred will also appear at the Teddy Rocks Festival in Dorset on April 29th plus the Download Festival on June10th. More tour and festival plans will be revealed in due course.

 Vintage Trouble To Embark On UK Tour.

Vintage Trouble.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Vintage Trouble are set to unleash their legendary and incendiary live show with a full UK/European tour this summer. To support their forthcoming shows, Vintage Trouble will be releasing the new single "Knock Me Out" on the 9th June 2017.

"Knock Me Out" captures the essence of the band. The track's melody and the driving rhythm are held together by Ty's warm vocals. The song moves effortlessly from the initial bluesy feel to the stronger southern accents of the chorus, leaving the audience immersed in the distinctive Vintage Trouble soundscape. The track is featured on the forthcoming John Varvatos campaign www.johnvarvatos.com and will also feature on forthcoming new Vintage Trouble album – due later in 2017. The John Varvatos link is telling for a band who are very much pushing style alongside their music.

With a run of headlining performances and festival appearances, the band will again set fire to stages throughout the continent. The tour will see Vintage Trouble bring their sparkling performance and party energy to Europe over 30 dates and 10 countries. The band are accomplished live performers – what other band could support acts as diverse as The Who, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones and Paloma Faith. Vintage Trouble keep bringing "trouble makers" back time and time again never failing to deliver an unforgettable show. This summer will be no exception!

VINTAGE TROUBLE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR DATES 2017
Sun May 28            Derbyshire, Bearded Theory – UK
Tue May 30            Exeter, Phoenix – UK
Wed May 31          Bristol, SWX – UK
Thu Jun 1                  Cardiff, Tramshed – UK
Fri Jun 2                    Bexhill on Sea, De La Warr Pavilion – UK
Sun Jun 4                  Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms – UK
Tue Jun 6                  Manchester, O2 Ritz – UK
Thu Jun 8                  London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire – UK
Sat Jun 10                Grolloo, Holland International Blues Festival – Netherlands
Sun Jun 11               Cologne, Luxor – Germany
Tue Jun 13               Hamburg, Mojo Club – Germany
Wed Jun 14             Berlin, Columbia Theater – Germany
Fri Jun 16                  Zaragoza, Slap! Weekend – Spain
Sat Jun 17                Madrid, Conde-Duque Madrid - Centro Cultural – Spain
Mon Jun 19             Valencia, Moon – Spain
Tue Jun 20               Barcelona, Sala Apolo – Spain
Fri Jun 23                  Isernhagen, Blues Garage – Germany
Sun Jun 25               Dresden, Beatpol – Germany
Mon Jun 26             Heidelberg, Halle 02 – Germany
Tue Jun 27               Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal – Germany
Wed Jun 28             Nurnberg, Hirsch – Germany
Thu Jun 29               Munich, Technikum – Germany
Fri Jun 30                  Budapest, A38 – Hungary
Tue Jul 4 Milan, Carroponte  – Italy
Thu Jul 6 Vienne, Jazz A Vienne – France
Fri Jul 7                      Sierre, Sierre Blues Festival – Switzerland
Sat Jul 8                    Weert, Bospop Festival – Netherlands
Sun Jul 9 Tours, American Tours Festival – France
Tue Jul 11                 Lille, Le Splendid – France
Thu Jul 13                 Morzine, Harley Days Festival – France
Fri Jul 14 Carhaix Cedex, Vieilles Charrues Festival – France
Fri Aug 11                Avenches, Rock Oz' Arenes – Switzerland
Sat Aug 12               Zofingen, Heitere Open Air Zofingen – Switzerland

Headline show tickets available from all usual outlets. For festival shows please see festival websites

 Bury Tomorrow Announced As Slam Dunk Festival Special Guests.

Slam Dunk Festival.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Already boasting the best alternative line-up of the summer, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 is delighted to unveil Bury Tomorrow as their secret special guests, appearing on the Main Stage/Jagermeister Stage with the likes of Don Broco, Deaf Havana, Crossfaith, and highly anticipated headliners Enter Shikari.

After first making their debut at Slam Dunk Festival in 2011, Bury Tomorrow have become undeniable festival favourites, exactly what you’d expect from one of the most exhilarating and definitive groups in modern British metalcore. Known for fierce melodies, anthemic choruses and raw heaviness, the south coast metalcore troupe have received critical acclaim in the form of a number one UK rock chart album, top 40 success in the mainstream chart and an unrelenting dedication from a braying fanbase and media alike.

After enjoying the success of their latest mind-blowing Album ‘Earthbound’ and returning straight from their biggest UK headline tour to date, Bury Tomorrow will add yet another unmissable moment to their repertoire as they are poised to deliver a groundbreaking set at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival.

Slam Dunk’s Ben Ray says ‘I’m so happy to have Bury Tomorrow back again! Although they DJ’d at last year’s event we certainly missed them live! It’s actually the first time this year we have had heavy bands on the main stage, so it was only right we include them!
Offering an unparalleled display of pop-punk movers and shakers across 8 stages, Slam Dunk Festival is set to celebrate all things alternative as it welcomes incredible one-off anniversary performances from blistering headliners Enter Shikari, debut albums in full with American pop-rockers Cute Is What We Aim For and We The Kings, a special reunion performance from Madina Lake and the final-ever shows from We Are The Ocean. Whether you’re at Birmingham on May 27th, Leeds on May 28th or Hatfield on May 29th, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 will be the ultimate alternative party of the summer.
FULL LINE-UP TO DATE
Enter Shikari, Don Broco, Bowling For Soup, Neck Deep, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Deaf Havana, Beartooth, Tonight Alive, We Are The Ocean, Crossfaith, Against Me!, The Bronx, With Confidence, Goldfinger, Mad Caddies, Waterparks, The Movielife, Frank Iero & The Patience, Decade, Bury Tomorrow, Zebrahead, Counterfeit, We The Kings, The Ataris, Fenix TX, Milk Teeth, The Maine, Cute Is What We Aim For, Memphis May Fire, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Madina Lake, Set It Off, Citizen, Black Foxxes, Turnover, Crime In Stereo, Seaway, Fort Hope, SHVPES, Trophy Eyes, Boston Manor, WSTR, Like Pacific, Puppy, Sorority Noise, The Gospel Youth, Stray From The Path, Ocean Grove, I Prevail, Vukovi, Ice Nine Kills, Area 11, Oceans Ate Alaska, Sylar, Too Close To Touch, Casey, Makeout, MC Lars.

TICKET INFORMATION
Advance tickets £44 or £49 with after party are on sale now. www.slamdunkmusic.com

 Of Mice And Men Release New Single 'Unbreakable'.

Of Mice And Men.Tuesdya 25th April 2017
As they gear up for a slate of rock festivals and a headlining tour of Europe and international festivals, OF MICE & MEN (vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarist Phil Manansala) have released "Unbreakable," a scorching new track recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Sepultura, My Chemical Romance), mixed by Grammy winner Chris Lord-Alge (Deftones, Muse) and mastered by Chris Athens (Drake, Ozzy Osbourne).

Click HERE to listen on Spotify and HERE to purchase the song on iTunes.
The release of "Unbreakable" and this past weekend's electrifying performance at Las Rageous begins a new chapter for the influential metal band.

"We're incredibly excited for the world to hear our brand new song, 'Unbreakable,' which is all about staring fear in the face, overcoming fear's ability to keep you stagnant, and telling it where it stands," says Pauley. "Through this transitional time, we've felt the tremendous outpouring of love, encouragement, and support from our fans around the world, and we can't wait to see you all soon. None of this would be possible without you, and we thank you all, endlessly."

OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They've racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They've played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they're lucky. But OF MICE & MEN have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere five years. And while those feats make for one helluva resume, what makes this band really matter is that they've never stopped pushing themselves to go further. The Southern California-based quintet recently released Cold World with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

"Unbreakable" is Of Mice & Men's first new music since the departure of vocalist Austin Carlile, whose ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome forced him to leave the band at the end of last year.

OF MICE & MEN will be making their UK comeback by playing Download Festival 9th-11th June at Donnington Park. 

Los Angeles-based fans can catch the band performing alongside Rise Against on July 13th at the Shrine Auditorium.
 
Visit  https://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events for full itinerary of international dates.

 Dr Living Dead! To Enter The Studio To Record Fourth Studio Album.

Dr Living Dead.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Swedish crossover kings DR LIVING DEAD! are set to enter the studio this weekend to record their fourth full length album, the follow up to 2015's 'Crush the Sublime Gods' released via Century Media Records. 

The recording will take place in Studio Rovljud in Örebro, Sweden and will again be helmed by Martin Jacobsson and Anders Alexandersson who both worked with the band on the previous effort as well.

Comments DR. LIVING DEAD! : "This album is way overdue and we are proud to announce that this is finally happening.  We promise a hard hitting and dynamic piece of crossover in your ugly faces. If not, we strongly encourage you to bitch about it online. A big thank you to everyone who supported us up until now, you know who you are and we look forward to unleashing new music for your ear pleasure!" 

The as of yet untitled album is set for an Autumn release via Century Media Records, with touring to follow.

For the latest updates on the band and studio diary, be sure to visit: 
www.deathfuckingthrash.com

 Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes For Rebellion Festival.

Rebellion Festival.Tuesdya 24th April 2017
Returning to Rebellion Festival for the first time since 2010 when Gallows whipped up one of the biggest circle-mosh-pits to ever grace the Empress Ballroom, former frontman Frank Carter returns in 2017 with his new band The Rattlesnakes.

"The fans spoke and we listened," says Frank. "It's been a long time coming for my return to Rebellion and I can't wait!"

Their appearance comes hot on the heels of new album 'Modern Ruin', released to critical acclaim and high-voltage gigs earlier this year. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes' appearance is one not to miss at Rebellion this year.

2016 saw Rebellion Festival celebrate its 20th year alongside the 40th anniversary of punk with a spectacular sold-out event. Over four days at Blackpool's Winter Gardens, iconic bands from every aspect of punk across the world shared stages with new and emerging talent. And Rebellion 2017 already looks set to be no different.  Returning to Winter Gardens in Blackpool from  the 3rd to the 6th of August, the line-up is already shaping up to be another punk genre defining event.

Rebellion 2017 sees new ground-breaking bands such as Kent duo Slaves, Evil Blizzard and the aforementioned Mr Carter rubbing shoulders with a legendary line-up that includes the likes of Bad Religion, The Skids, DOA, Alternative TV, Neville Staples Band,  Good Riddance, Scream (who once featured Dave Grohl), Toyah, Richie Ramone, Pennywise,  Leftover Crack, Ruts DC and many many more.

For full line-up and day splits see: www.rebellionfestivals.com 

Day tickets are now available at £60 per day and there is also the opportunity to buy weekend tickets in instalments with a deposit.

 Haxans Announce Debut Album.

Haxans.Tuesday 25th April 2017
THE HAXANS are a brand new power-duo featuring Ash Costello (New Years Day) on vocals and Matt Montgomery (AKA: Piggy-D, Bassist of Rob Zombie) on vocals and guitar. This unique, Goth Pop infused project is set to release their debut album ‘Party Monsters’ on Friday Oct 13th 2017 via Another Century Records. The brand-new video “Vampira” can be seen now at the link below and stay tuned to www.thehaxans.com for additional information.

Check out the 'Vampira' video herehttps://youtu.be/yWw9ar6QnRc

Montgomery states: "We wanted to record some songs that we liked that showed our DNA. Not just as musicians, but as people. This song is special to me having known Vampira before her passing. It's a tribute in a way to a friend, but also shows what side of the street we come from.
This record is a party for everyone else like us. The cover, the song titles, the energy and the colors of this record are going to pull together an amazing cross section of people. It's just everything we like and celebrate everyday, but amped up to 11!  It's got 'a kids jumping on the bed while the parents are out of the room feeling' to it to me, which is kind of what this record was for us.”

 18 Visions Announce Their Long-awaited Come Back Album.

18 Visions.Tuesday 25th April 2017
Eighteen Visions, the seminal metal band have reformed, signed with Rise Records and are announcing a 2nd June release for their long-awaited new album, XVIII.

The band is giving fans a sneak preview of the disc with today's release of lead track/video, "Oath" – click HERE to watch

"Oath" is available as an instant download when pre-ordering the album – for info, click HERE.

Eighteen Visions will perform "Oath" live—along with a plethora of fan favourites and new songs—on 2nd June, when they take the stage for the first time in ten years for a record release show at The Observatory in Orange County. Click HERE for tickets. 

XVIII, the reunited and reenergised band's first new album in over a decade, is both mission statement and battle cry. It's a blistering, dense, and diverse album. Recharged and newly partnered with Rise Records, 18V sound liberated from the expectations of the outside world and driven only by their own personal and artistic directive. This is the album promised by the raw alchemy of every other Eighteen Visions record. The unrelenting force and unashamed ambition that fueled every stylistic incarnation of this always evolving and never boring band: it's finally fully realized in the sound of XVIII. The album was made at home in Orange County, with U.K. transplant and multi-instrumentalist producer Mick Kenney at the helm. His close relationship with the guys in the band (vocalist James Hart, guitarist Keith Barney and drummer Trevor Friedrich) lent itself to the most fully realized recording in their discography, emphasizing every strength of 18V's unique arsenal. Among the album's many highlights is "Live Again," a moving tribute to bassist Mick Morris, who passed in 2013, "Picture Perfect" a super heavy, dirgy assault on fakery and wolves in sheep's clothing, dripping with menacing melody and "Fake Leather Jacket," a molotov cocktail tossed at the music industry, threatening and staunchly confident.

The full track listening for XVIII  is:
1.Crucified
2.The Disease, The Decline, and Wasted Time
3.Underneath My Gun
4. Live Again
5.Laid To Waste in the Shit of Man
6.Oath
7. Spit
8. Picture Perfect
9.Fake Leather Jacket
10. For This I Sacrifice

Eighteen Visions (sometimes stylised as "18 Visions" and regularly name checked by diehard supporters around the world as simply "18V") were declared part of "The Future of Metal" by Revolver Magazine during their meteoric rise from proto-deathcore indie band, nurtured by the DIY scene, to major label "next big thing" in active rock. A lengthy section of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal is dedicated to the passion fuelled Orange County heroes. Their fusion of hardcore punk energy and death metal fury; '80s Sunset Strip attitude and '70s sexualised charisma; and the dark romanticism of g