Decade To Head Out On Tour.

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

Sept/Oct UK headline dates:-

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

October tour dates with We Are The Ocean:-
14th - Portsmouth, Wedgwood Rooms
15th - Bristol, Fleece
16th - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
18th - Birmingham, Academy 2
19th - Manchester, Academy 3
20th - Leeds, Cockpit
21st - Edinburgh, Liquid Room
23rd - London, Scala
24th - Reading, The Bowery District

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

 Death Valley Knights Announce New Single.

Death ValleyFriday 12th September 2014
London metallers Death Valley Knights have announced the release of new single and lyric video of ‘Tongue Of Fire', in support of upcoming live dates with DragonForce and Neonfly.

After taking a break in early 2014, the band jumped feet first back into the thick of it with an amazing performance at Hammerfest in Wales to a sold-out crowd.

Formed in late 2009, the band has received national and regional airplay for singles including 'Promises', 'Mercury Rising' and most recently the title track of their EP 'Nothing Left to Steal' along with reviews in Kerrang, Terrorizer and Metal Hammer amongst others. 2012 saw Death Valley Knights playing the Sophie Lancaster stage at Bloodstock Music Festival, UK’s largest Heavy Metal festival alongside artists such as Machine Head, Testament and other giants of the genre. The Bloodstock website that year debuted the band's drinking anthem, 'Shut Up and Drink'.


‘Tongue Of Fire’ is the 2nd single taken from the band’s latest EP released ‘Nothing Left To Steal’ (out now).

Check out the awesome lyric video produced by Tommy Antonini (The Defiled / Edguy / Soulfly) here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVhwwoDrJnc

Says Jake Thorsen –
"We are totally thrilled to be playing some dates with DragonForce, and indeed Neonfly as well. Given that both bands are high energy stage destroyers it will definitely push Death Valley Knights to up the ante! "

Catch Death Valley Knights Live in The UK

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 17th EDINBURGH Liquid Room (w/DragonForce & Neonfly)
Thursday 18th ABERDEEN Lemon Tree (w/DragonForce & Neonfly)
September 20th – Club 85 – Hitchin
Wednesday 24th MIDDLESBRO’ Empire (w/DragonForce & Neonfly)

OCTOBER
Sunday 5th – NOTTINGHAM Aces High Festival – Nottingham
Thursday 9th – LONDON Underworld (w/ Attica Rage)

 Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies To Co-headline The Jagermeister Tour.

Me First And The Gimmie GimmiesFriday 12th September 2014
Friday 12th September Jägermeister is proud to announce its fourth Jägermeister Music UK Tour in December 2014, once again providing a huge line up for a small ticket price. Last year’s tour saw the mighty GHOST, GOJIRA and THE DEFILED play to over 15,921 music fans as they packed out venues up and down the country. This year’s tour is set to repeat the success of the 2013 run, with a four-date tour headlined by Punk Rock legends ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES.

When five young friends from some of the mightiest bands on Fat Wreck Chords got together in the magical era of the 90’s and decided to bring together their collective wit to re-imagine pop songs as instant punk rock classics, they became the best cover band in the world. Featuring Spike Slawson on vocals, NOFX's Fat Mike on bass, Lagwagon's Joey Cape on rhythm guitar, current Foo Fighters member Chris Shiflett on lead guitar, and Lagwagon's Dave Raun on drums, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES are a supergroup. THE GIMMES will be hitting Jägermeister Music Tour UK dates in support of their latest album “Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!”, released earlier this year and are inviting you to mosh your way through Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love you’ and Paula Abdul’s classic ‘Straight Up’ amongst many more.

East London-based reggae-dub four-piece THE SKINTS will co-headline this year’s event, bringing an infectious fusion of Jamaican styles to the fore with their pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and punk rock ethic, creating the perfect mix to get the party crowd on their feet. Following the release of their “Short Change” EP earlier this year, the genre-defying outfit supported by Jägermeister on their band roster, has spent the summer recording their highly anticipated third album with renowned producer and close friend, Prince Fatty. Well-versed in setting festival scenes and stages alight, their inimitable live performances are not to be missed.
THE SKINTS said: "We're really excited to be on the Jägermeister tour, playing with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes is very humbling for us. The band and crew are all great people and we can't wait to play some UK venues for the first time this year due to being in Europe and the studio. A punky reggae party indeed."

Two support acts will be announced in the coming weeks to join the dates, which are as follows:

December 18th – Liverpool O2 Academy
December 19th – Leicester O2 Academy
December 20th- Leeds O2 Academy
December 21st – London, O2 Academy Brixton

At an incredible one off price of just £10.00 per person (subject to booking fees) - thanks to Jägermeister subsidising admission - tickets for the 2014 Jägermeister UK Music Tour are likely to sell out very quickly.
O2 and Jägermeister presale from Wednesday September 17th 2014
General Tickets sales will then be available from www.ticketweb.co.uk and 0844 477 2000 on September 19th 2014

 Fur Cough Announce EP.

Fur CoughFriday 12th September 2014
Fur Cough announce the release of their debut self-titled EP, Fur Cough, via Baby Baboon Records on 29th October 2014.

The London based four-piece pull on influences ranging from At The Drive-In and PJ Harvey to The Jesus Lizard and Lhasa de Sela to produce an alternative rock record that has richness and diversity that any fledgling band would be proud of. Opening track ‘Bye My Myopia’ kicks proceedings off with a bang. Rough, emotive, layered vocals pierce through the speakers, complemented by hypnotic guitar and a memorable chorus that will swirl around your head for days. Second track ‘Lost In Rely’ evokes memories of early Nirvana and official single Peril Soaked Penny sums up Fur Cough perfectly - balls out rock and roll, complete with soaring guitars and relentless drumming, all beautifully knitted together by a killer hook.

Fur Cough were formed by brothers Aaron (Lead Vocals, Guitar) and Hayd Brown (Lead Vocals, Guitar) in April 2013. Both Aaron and Hayd act as lead vocalists and songwriters in the band which offers a uniqueness to the music that many other bands would find difficult to replicate. After searching for members who would compliment the bands style, the brothers were introduced to Karen Jones (Drums, Backing Vocals) through a friend who then recommended Debbie Ahakpo (Bass, Backing Vocals) - the final piece of the jigsaw was in place and Fur Cough were born. Wasting no time, the band immediately set about writing and recording, producing enough material to record their debut EP.
The band have played Alternative Great Escape Festival on May 10th in Brighton as well as Camden Rocks on May 31st and have already started to write new songs that we be produced by Joe Foster (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream) in September.
Track Listing:


1. Bye My Myopia?
2. Lost In Rely?
3. Peril Soaked Penny
4. Sip To Sips

 Mariachi El Bronx Back With New Album.

Mariachi El BronxFriday 12th September 2014
Mariachi El Bronx – the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles punk outfit The Bronx – have announced the November 4 release of Mariachi El Bronx (III) with this video teaser. Listen to the album’s lead track “New Beat”: http://smarturl.it/meb-new-beat.

On the third in its series of self-titled albums, the band took a fresh approach. Not content to simply excel within the confines of the mariachi genre, they ditched the rulebook and dusted off old sequencers, synths and an ARP. The 10 striking songs that resulted fuse traditional melodies with modern ambience. See below for track listing.

(III) will be available via ATO/Pias (Cooperative) Records in all formats, including day-glo orange vinyl, and can be pre-ordered now at http://thebronxxx.shop.musictoday.com. Fans who pre-order (III) will receive a download of “Loteria”, a track that does not appear on the album, plus 8 to 1, a short film that the band members shot entirely on their iPhones.

Mariachi El Bronx will celebrate the album’s release with an Autumn West Coast run that will kick off on November 5 with a record release show at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Long Beach, CA-based band Tijuana Panthers will support along with Pounded By The Surf, a new surf band founded by Joby J. Ford and Vincent Hidalgo, both of Mariachi El Bronx, and Thaddeus Robles (the Heartaches).

An online ticket presale for the US tour is underway now at https://mariachielbronx.tix.musictoday.com/shopper.aspx. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, September 12. Mariachi El Bronx will be touring Europe in December, supporting Gogol Bordello. See below for the full list of tour dates.

The band recorded most of (III) at Haunted Hallow Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia, a surreal private countryside location with absolutely no cell phone reception, but plenty of strange sculptures and miles of woods in every direction. Mariachi El Bronx – comprising Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Horne, Vincent Hidalgo, Ray Suen and Keith Douglas – spent two weeks there, recording with producer John Avila (Oingo Boingo), who co-produced (I) and (II) with the band. From the social commentary of tracks like “New Beat” and “Sixes And Sevens” to the reflective “Wildfires” and “High Tide,” (III) reveals a band coming into its own, extending the proverbial middle finger to tradition – and backing it up 100%. DJ Bonebrake (X) guests on marimbas on “Nothing’s Changed” and harp virtuoso Willie Acuña (Mariachi Sol de Mexico) joins the band on “Raise The Dead.”

(III) follows 2011’s Mariachi El Bronx (II), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart. The band supported (II) with numerous high profile television and radio performances – including “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Conan,” KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” WXPN’s “World Café” and KEXP – and extensive touring, including a North American arena run with Foo Fighters.

NPR noted, “inside the tales of lost love and other tragedies, there's plenty of tradition balanced by shots of pure joy and irreverence" and the BBC praised (II) as a “fabulous album, fabulously written, fabulously arranged and fabulously executed." In a four-star review, Alternative Press observed, “Mariachi El Bronx (II) triumphs because not only does it treat the West Mexican musical idiom with respect, it raises the bar for future directions and possibilities.”

MARIACHI EL BRONX (III) – TRACK LISTING
1. New Beat
2. Wildfires
3. Sticks And Stones
4. High Tide
5. Nothing’s Changed
6. Eternal
7. Raise The Dead
8. Everything Twice
9. Right Between The Eyes
10. Valya

MARIACHI EL BRONX – 2014 TOUR DATES
West Coast Headline Tour
11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The El Rey Theatre
11/6 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co
11/7 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
11/8 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/10 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
11/11 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Assembly Music Hall
11/15 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers

Supporting Gogol Bordello
12/1 – Gdansk, POL @ B90
12/2 – Krakow, POL @ Rotunda
12/4 – Warsaw, POL @ Stodola
12/5 – Berlin, GER @ Astra Kulturhaus
12/6 – Osnabrück, GER @ Hyde Park
12/8 – Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
12/9 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy
12/11 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy
12/12 – Sheffield, UK @ O2 Academy
12/13 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
12/14 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
12/16 – Dublin, IRE @ The Academy

 Unearth Reveal New Album.

UnearthFriday 12th September 2014
UNEARTH has released a new single called "The Swarm," the first bit of new music from their forthcoming album “Watchers Of Rule” - check it out here:
https://soundcloud.com/eone-music/unearth-theswarm/s-dcX6R

The band recently announced their all new album “Watchers of Rule” to be released via Century Media on November 3rd, 2014 in Europe. Mixed by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band's six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure. Today, UNEARTH is also revealing the cover artwork for “Watchers Of Rule”, which was designed by Richey Beckett (www.richeybeckett.com) and the album track-listing.

“Watchers Of Rule” track-list:
1. Intro
2. The Swarm
3. Lifetime In Ruins
4. Guards Of Contagion
5. From The Tombs Of Five Below
6. Never Cease
7. Trail To Fire
8. To The Ground
9. Burial Lines
10. Birth Of A Legion
11. Watchers Of Rule

UNEARTH’s Trevor Phipps checked in with the following comment about the album: "Watchers of Rule is our most vicious, aggressive and anthemic album to date. To say we are looking forward to people hearing this record is a gross understatement. The album remains true to the Unearth sound, but also opens up a new direction of urgency and fire within our music. Bang your heads my friends.“

 Butcher Babies Release New Track From Their EP.

Butcher BabiesThursday 11th September 2014
Taking a page from heroes Metallica and Guns N' Roses, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, has recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled “Uncovered”, this EP will be released on October 6 in Europe (digital only) and on September 30 in North America and features the following five tracks:

“Uncovered” track-listing:
1. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming To Take Me Away
3. Don't Give A Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped

For a preview of “Uncovered”, BUTCHER BABIES has posted their cover of "They're Coming To Take Me Away" online: http://youtu.be/x_KElJ0vL-g

 Soen Back with New Album.

SoenThursday 11th September 2014
IT’S HARD to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is ‘entertainment for those who are easily bored’, then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading.
As forthcoming / second studio album, ‘Tellurian’, makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy.

The melodies are intricate, the playing muscular and the choruses soaring; overall, the feel is one of a band – aided by Christian Andolf on keys – whose intent is very much in synch with the sort of core values (skilled musicianship, emotion over precision, importance of album artwork, etc.) that seem to be back in vogue…

Produced by Platbarzdis (who also played some of the bass), mixed by the legendary / Grammy Award-winning David Bottrill (Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse, King Crimson, etc.) and mastered at Bob Ludwig’s Gateway set-up in the US, ‘Tellurian’ sees SOEN taking the approach of their ‘Cognitive’ debut (2012, Spinefarm Records) and pushing the boundaries in terms of musical scope, the whole thing shot through with the confidence of a band who have found their voice.

Rhythmic, experimental and flowing, and with the ‘muso’ side never taking precedence over a good song and a telling chorus, ‘Tellurian’ (‘relating to, or inhabiting the earth’) will appeal to anyone with an ear for quality playing, and there’s further reward to be had below the surface, with the lyrics taking a more direct route than on ‘Cognitive’, and the construction of the material – including first single / video ‘Tabula Rasa’ (‘Clean Slate’) – allowing room for the raw emotion to shine through.

Music for the head and the heart.

 Down 'N' Outz Announce UK Tour.

Down N OutzThursday 11th September 2014
“I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!” – Ian Hunter

Down ‘n’ Outz are pleased to announce UK tour dates in December 2014. The dates support the recent release of the album The Further Adventures Of…, which is the third instalment of the project fronted by Def Leppard’s lead singer Joe Elliott, and features tracks connected to Mott the Hoople. The album is available through Bludgeon Riffola via Mailboat Records

Full UK AND Eire dates are as follows

Friday 5th Dec 2014 BRISTOL BIERKELLER
Sat 6th Dec 2014 TRECCO BAY PLANET ROCKSTOCK FESTIVAL
Mon 8th Dec 2014 LONDON GARAGE
Tues 9th Dec 2014 YORK FIBBERS
Thurs 11th Dec 2014 SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
Fri 12th Dec 2014 WOLVERHAMPTON SLADE ROOMS
Sun 14th Dec 2014 NEWCASTLE RIVERSIDE
Mon 15th Dec2014 GLASGOW GARAGE
Wed 17th Dec 2014 BELFAST LIMELIGHT
Thurs 18th Dec 2014 DUBLIN ACADEMY (IRELAND)

Ticket are priced Bristol, London, York, Sheffield, Wolverhampton, Newcastle and Glasgow are £20. Belfast £17.50 and Dublin €25. All subject to booking fee
Tickets are available from all usual outlets – onsale Friday 27th June 2014.
Support tbc

The project was born in 2009 when Mott The Hoople reformed and asked long-time friend and fan Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) to get involved. Joe formed the Down ‘n’ Outz with The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar) and Keith Weir (keyboards), plus Phil Martini (drums). Together they looked to bring songs by Mott The Hoople and spin off projects of Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions to a wider audience.

In 2009 Down ‘n’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of the band’s five Hammersmith Apollo shows, which garnered much interest with fans. The fan demand eventually led to the band looking to create an album. 2011 saw the release of the critically acclaimed debut My Re-Generation through Mailboat Records (Joe Perry, Walter Becker, Chris Isaak, Jeff Bridges). My Re-Generation included the singles “England Rocks” and “Overnight Angels,” that reached No 4 and No 1 respectively on the US Media Base Rock chart -keeping Eric Clapton’s new single off the top of the chart for 2 weeks. The band then released a live DVD taken from those initial shows called “Live At Hammersmith Apollo.” The new album The Further Adventures of… picks up where the live DVD left off and features the driving groove of album opener - and first single - “Rock And Roll Queen”(pre-order the album https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/further-adventures-of...-bonus/id845636885 and get "Rock And Roll Queen" instantly). The collection also includes the good time of rock-n-roll tune “One Of The Boys,” and ballad “The Journey,” plus the drum heavy song “Violence.” This LP is set to bring out a rich and much loved seam of British songwriting to a whole new audience. The album was produced by Joe Elliott with co-production by Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe Elliott’s own studio Joe’s Garage.

Joe Elliott says, “These songs make up a huge portion of who I am and I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to record them and hopefully give them a new lease of life, which, quite frankly, is long overdue.”

Morgan Fisher (keyboardist Mott The Hoople 1973/1974 and also Mott and British Lions) expresses, "It's like Joe and the boys have taken some vintage films and slapped them onto a big, bright Technicolor screen. A great, in-your-face new way to experience some of Mott's finest songs!"

Ian Hunter says, “I’m blown away by these recordings. The solo by Paul Guerin on ‘The Journey’ is one of the best I’ve heard. These songs really suit Joe’s voice also. It’s a whole different side to him and the project gets my approval!”

After supporting Mott The Hoople in 2009, Down ‘n’ Outz played the main stage of inaugural High Voltage festival at Victoria Park, London during the Summer of 2010. Following this memorable performance, they toured the UK as main support to Paul Rogers in 2011.

 The Hold Steady Gear Up For UK Tour.

The Hold SteadyThursday 11th September 2014
The Hold Steady will return to the UK this autumn to play a headline nine-date tour with gigs in Portsmouth, Bristol, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Sheffield. The tour will start with a run of 4 other European cities opening in Amsterdam on October 7. The announcement comes on the back of a successful run of recent dates including sold out shows at Live in Leeds and the Great Escape and an intimate one-off performance at London’s Bush Hall. Brooklyn’s So-So Glos will be supporting on all shows of the tour.

The New York band’s sixth studio album, Teeth Dreams was released via Cooking Vinyl and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush) at Rock Falcon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee. The Hold Steady formed in 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, with a vibrant mixture of punk and classic rock pedigree. Punctuated by lyrically dense storytelling and guitar riffs, The Hold Steady quickly became a critically acclaimed rock band with a rabid fan base in the UK and Europe as well as America.

Teeth Dreams is the first Hold Steady album to feature twin guitars as Memphis-based guitarist Steve Selvidge joined recording alongside band co-founder Tad Kubler. The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (Drums),Craig Finn (Vocals), Tad Kubler (Guitar, vocals), Galen Polivka (Bass) and Steve Selvidge (Guitar, vocals).

Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale on Tuesday, 27 May at 9am. Eindhoven will go on sale on Sat 24th, with the rest of mainland Europe going on sale on Mon 26th.

Full October 2014 TOUR DATES
Tues 7th Amsterdam – Melkweg
Wed 8th Eindhoven – De Effenaar
Thurs 9th Cologne – Luxor
Fri 10th Paris – Fleche D'Or
Sat 11th Norwich – Sound & Vision festival (headline)
Sun 12th Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 13th Birmingham – Academy 2 (02 Presale)
Tue 14th Sheffield – City Hall
Wed15th Glasgow – ABC (02 Presale)
Fri17th Belfast – Limelight 2
Sat 18th Dublin – Academy
Sun 19th Manchester Academy
Tue 21st London – KOKO
Wed 22nd Bristol – Academy (02 Presale)
Thur 23rd Newcastle – Riverside

 Death From Above 1979 To Release New Album.

Death From Above 1979Thursday 11th September 2014
Globally revered and highly influential dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979 have revealed a plethora of details about their eagerly anticipated new album, including the title, cover art, and track-listing. The Physical World will be released by Last Gang Records/Caroline/Fiction on September 9th, 2014. The digital pre-order is now available on iTunes as well as pre-orders for vinyl and CD.

The first single, “Trainwreck 1979” is now available for sale and streaming at all participating online retailers.

Produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis), The Physical World comes a full ten years after the release of the band’s universally acclaimed debut album, You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine, which made Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Sebastien Grainger (vocals and drums), an underground /over ground sensation. DFA 1979 broke up in 2006 while the first album and subsequent remix album continued to sell inexplicably. They decided to reunite in 2011 and began to perform live picking up where they left off without missing a beat. Their rabid cult status has only continued to amass just as inexplicably. Jesse and Sebastien sat down with the NME to talk about the new album release and reuniting. Earlier this spring, DFA 1979 released various clues, tidbits and sonic allusions surrounding a possible new album on deathfromabove1979.com. This will also be your exclusive portal into the wormhole world into all things DFA 1979 now and in the future.

In addition, Death From Above 1979 have announced they will hit the road this Autumn for an extensive European and U.S. headlining tour, taking in three UK headline shows in October which goes on sale this Friday, July 11th. Please see below for all tour dates.

DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 PLAY:

20-Oct-14 London Electric Ballroom
21-Oct-14 Manchester Gorilla
22-Oct-14 Glasgow The Garage
24-Oct-14 Sheffield Plug
25-Oct-14 Bristol Simple Things

 

 The Datsuns Release New Video.

The DatsunsThursday 11th September 2014
The Datsuns have unveiled their new video for ‘Bad Taste’ the first single from the forthcoming album ‘Deep Sleep’ out October 6th

3 minutes of swaggering fuzz set against a glitter shuffle. ‘Bad Taste’ will be released as a Puke Green Vinyl 7” and Download.
Check out the brilliant animated video for ‘Bad Taste’ on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPd8ifLnzME

The Datsuns have also confirmed their first UK tour in 3 years, exclaiming 'we are super excited to play the new record live, it's gonna be loud!' The Datsuns 5 date tour starts in Bristol at The Fleece on 27th October and culminates at the Lexington on 1st November.

‘Deep Sleep’ was written and recorded in a blistering fast ten days at Roundhead Studios in Auckland last January. The result is a sonic explosion that arrives, lights the place on fire, then leaves, all within the space of 34 minutes.

Singer/bassist Dolf de Borst explains, 'We’re not fucking around. We’re all conscious of the fact that we don’t live so close to one another (Stockholm, Auckland, London, Wellington), if we’re together, we’re going to make records.'

‘DEEP SLEEP' elaborates on their signature breakneck-paced rock’n’roll delving into more menacing terrain summoned from the bands collective proto-metal 70s influences; Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult and Bloodrock, to name a few. Semi-tones are thrown in amongst blues scale riffs creating a darker, more evil sound that summons images of 1970s cult film super-villains.
To pre-order “Deep Sleep’ on i-Tunes and gets the new single immediately https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/deep-sleep/id907118759

The Datsuns UK Tour Dates
October
Mon 27 The Fleece Bristol
Tue 28 Fibbers York 0
Wed 29 Broadcast Glasgow
Thur 30 Cluny Newcastle
Fri 31 Harlow Square

November
Sat 1 Lexington London

 Skid Row To Release New EP.

Skid RowWednesday 10th September 2014
Hot on the heels of their triumphant appearance at this year’s Download Festival, SKID ROW will return to the UK in October. This will be the band’s 4th trip to the UK in the last 18 months, so the band have chosen to visit markets they have missed on the past runs and that most bands skip completely. Places like Hull, Stourbridge and Buckley will all get a full volume blast of the United World Rebellion tour that has visited over 30 countries in the last year and a half. The band will also do a special intimate show at London’s legendary Underworld on Oct 28th which promises to be a hot ticket to get. Support for the tour will be SISTER and THE LAST VEGAS.

SKID ROW--Johnny Solinger (vocals), Scotti Hill (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Snake Sabo (guitar) and Rob Hammersmith (drums)—will release their highly anticipated new seven-song EP, RISE OF THE DAMNATION ARMY - UNITED WORLD REBELLION: CHAPTER TWO, on August 04th. The EP marks the 2nd in a series of 3 highlighting the band’s new music.

“The idea really appealed to me,” says Bolan, “especially with the constantly changing musical climate. I like the idea of a steady flow of new music, as opposed to releasing a full-length album then riding it for the next two years.”

That guerrilla burst of recording a concise series of EP’s fostered a focused intensity that was liberating, says Snake. “The pressure seemed to be lifted. That immediately set me at ease and it became really exciting.”

Exciting and potent, prompting Solinger to exert the full range of his ability. “The third time in the studio as the voice of SKID ROW was the proverbial charm, and the proof is in the tracks. RISE OF THE DAMNATION ARMY - UNITED WORLD REBELLION: CHAPTER TWO is the most meaningful work I've done with the band. It's definitely the most I've been challenged, vocally.”

That sound is rambunctious exuberance. They got older, but SKID ROW never really grew up. RISE OF THE DAMNATION ARMY - UNITED WORLD REBELLION: CHAPTER TWO is still the youth gone wild, their musical spark still burning gasoline.

Fri 17 Oct Bristol, Bierkeller
Sat 18 Oct Cambridge, The Junction
Sun 19 Oct Hull, The Well
Mon 20 Oct CONF Edinburgh, Liquid Room
Wed 22 Oct Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
Thu 23 Oct Stourbridge, River Rooms
Fri 24 Oct Wakefield, Warehouse 23
Sat 25 Oct Buckley, Tivoli
Sun 26 Oct Nuneaton, Queens Hall
Tue 28 Oct London, Underworld

 Electric Wizard To Release New Studio Album 'Time To Die'.

Electric WizardWednesday 10th September 2014
Electric Wizard have today announced ‘TIME TO DIE’ as the title of their forthcoming studio album; ‘TIME TO DIE’ is the eighth full-length offering from the masters of aural punishment, and is testament to the fact that Electric ‘fucking’ Wizard continue to be the most uncompromisingly heavy, genuinely twisted and evil band in the world.

This will be their first album release since signing a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.

Says EW founding member, Jus Oborn:-

“All of our albums in the past have had a theme – revenge, drugs, black magick – and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle – it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger.”

The artwork, once again created by Oborn, is an extension of the theme; this is further solidified by the LP gatefold image, to be revealed at a later date.

Electric Wizard, who have just played at Hellfest in France, have the following festival appearances lined up for 2014, with more shows to be added:-

July 3rd Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark (Arena Stage)
July 4th Sonisphere, Knebworth Park, UK (stage headline)
Aug 16th Jabberwocky, The Excel Centre, London, UK
Sep 12th Reverence Valada, Portugal (headline with Hawkwind)
Oct 10th – 12th Desertfest, Antwerp, Belgium

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

 Dragonforce Announce Tour Supports.

DragonforceWednesday 10th September 2014
UK Metal Titans DRAGONFORCE have revealed the supports for the UK/Ireland leg of their upcoming MAXIMUM OVERLOAD world tour.
London based hard rockers NEONFLY will support in the UK mainland, with Northern Irish metalheads CONJURING FATE doing the honours at the Belfast and Dublin shows.
DRAGONFORCE released their latest album “Maximum Overload via Edel Music on August 18th. Check out the video for “The Game” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb7F3SU5BRw
DRAGONFORCE ON TOUR
Support from NEONFLY (except Belfast and Dublin where CONJURING FATE support)
Last remaining tickets available from: http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/dragonforce-tickets

SEPTEMBER
Wednesday 17th EDINBURGH Liquid Room
Thursday 18th ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
Friday 19th GLASGOW King Tuts **SOLD OUT**
Saturday 20th BELFAST Limelight 2
Sunday 21st DUBLIN Whelan's
Tuesday 23rd CARLISLE Brickyard
Wednesday 24th MIDDLESBRO’ Empire
Thursday 25th MANCHESTER Deaf Institute **SOLD OUT**
Friday 26th STOKE Sugarmill
Saturday 27th BIRMINGHAM Institute **SOLD OUT**
Tuesday 30th BRIGHTON The Haunt

OCTOBER
Wednesday 1st SOUTHAMPTON Joiners **SOLD OUT**
Thursday 2nd PLYMOUTH White Rabbit
Friday 3rd BRIDGEND Hobo's **SOLD OUT**
Saturday 4th BRISTOL The Thekla **SOLD OUT**
Tuesday 7th LEEDS Brundenell
Wednesday 8th NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Thursday 9th COLCHESTER Arts Centre **SOLD OUT**
Friday 10th NORWICH Waterfront
Saturday 11th LONDON Bush Hall **SOLD OUT**

 Set It Off Reveal New Single.

Set It OffWednesday 10th September 2014
Set It Off have just unleashed their brand new single ‘Why Worry’, which is taken from their forthcoming full-length, ‘Duality’, due for release on October 13th via Rude Records. The bold pop track aired for the first time as a worldwide exclusive on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show on Sunday evening and was featured as their as #Rockestrecord, which resulted in 2 further plays of the track the following day with both Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe.

‘Why Worry’ is now available to stream online and you can check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP7oRGMgsi0

‘Duality’ is now available for pre-order physically here http://smarturl.it/DualityPreorders and on iTunes - where ‘Why Worry’ is included as an instant grat track.

"This was the first song we ever wrote with [producer] Brandon Paddock. The chemistry in that room was absolutely incredible and we just had the time of our lives making this song," shares vocalist Cody Carson. "Influences and the vibe for the song derived from Michael Jackson, all the way to Phantom of The Opera. The instruments in the verses, you'll notice, are eerie and minor, drawing you in and making your heart beat. My intention with the lyrics is to translate that yes, you worry, I worry, we all do...but come with me and I'll show you the light. It's funny though, this song really showed me that sometimes, in songs, I'm actually giving MYSELF advice!"

This past week, Set It Off also debuted a five episode video series of sound bites introducing the album and giving fans insight into the writing and recording process for ‘Duality’. The series can now be seen in its entirety at http://www.Youtube.com/setitoffband.

 Emigrate To Release New Album.

EmigrateWednesday 10th September 2014
Formed by Rammstein’s Richard Kruspe, EMIGRATE have now set the release date for their new studio album – the follow up to the 2007 self-titled debut, a Top 10 German chart entry.

Titled ‘Silent So Long’, this sophomore outing – produced by EMIGRATE themselves and mixed in Los Angeles by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, etc.) – features 11 brand new recordings, with a lead single / video to be announced shortly…

As with the debut, Kruspe adds to his guitar playing / song-writing duties by stepping up to the mic, only this time he’s joined by a number of guest singers; there’s Lemmy from Motörhead, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Marilyn Manson, Canadian born Berlin-dweller, Peaches, plus Frank Dellé from chart-topping German collective Seeed.

“I didn’t write the songs with specific guests in mind,” explains Kruspe, “I just thought who would do the best job on this or that track, and the final performances were everything I was hoping for. You know, I’ve had about five moments in my music career when I’ve been left smiling like a child – one was when Rammstein sold out New York’s Madison Square Garden in 20 minutes (2010), but the last one was hearing Lemmy on tape. It just sounds f**king great! I wrote him a really long message and he came back “alright!” Fantastic!”
Pre-order ‘Silent So Long’ here: http://po.st/EmSSLcd
For Kruspe, still firmly ensconced within the Rammstein ranks, EMIGRATE has never been a side or a solo project. Preferring to tap into the energy of a team, and looking to revive the collaborative spirit of the East German punk scene he grew from, the guitarist has always put value on those around him, and this time – in addition to the existing personnel of guitarist / producer Olson Involtini and bassist / co-conspirator Arnaud Giroux – he’s joined by drummers Mikko Sirén (Apocalyptica) and Joe Letz (Combichrist).

Whilst ‘EMIGRATE’ saw Kruspe, a restless creative spirit, proving that he could take on a new set of challenges, the follow-up adds fresh layers in terms of invention, emotion and contemporary sheen, with Margaux Bossieux – previously of New York punk band Dirty Mary – providing telling backing vocals throughout; crafted with care in Kruspe’s own Berlin studio plus the old radio building on the city’s Nalepa Street, the latter enhanced by an extra control room’s worth of gear(!), ‘Silent So Long’ is another bold step forward, with both music and (English) lyrics showing no desire to be corralled, and Kruspe The Guitarist happy to let rip where the music demands.

With sold-out global tours, headline festival appearances and a succession of platinum albums marking his career with Rammstein, Kruspe could easily opt for a less pressured existence, but ‘resting on laurels’, or the German equivalent, isn’t within his immediate frame of reference…

 Finch Release New Track.

FinchTuesday 9th September 2014
The second track, “Anywhere But Here” taken from the forthcoming album Back To Oblivion is now available to stream or purchase as an instant grat track on iTunes; When fans pre-order the album now they will receive “Two Guns To The Temple” and “Anywhere But Here” instantly.

Listen to “Anywhere But Here” on youtube now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAnFFy0RaJI

Back to Oblivion will be released on September 29th via Spinefarm Records.

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

 Pacer To Release New Album.

PacerTuesday 9th September 2014
PACER have announced the release of their second album will be on 17th November through Everything Sucks Music in the UK. The title track ‘Mechanical’ can be heard now here. Vocalist Mark Pavey explains that it’s “about how an intense focus can sometimes leave you without a wider perspective; how when you suddenly have no plans, you can feel broken.”

The band’s punk rock pedigree is undeniable with their first EP getting a release on The Bouncing Souls’ Chunksaah Records, the line-up featuring former members of The Steal and Twofold, and a Split 7” with Iron Chic, acclaimed debut album ‘Making Plans’ and appearance at The Fest in Florida under their collective belt.

‘Mechanical’ is an album exemplary in its energetic bounce. As vocalist Mark Pavey says – “Whilst (last album) Making Plans was written in a few periods of intense writing, Mechanical took shape at a slower pace being both more complex musically and more introspective in its subject matter. As it reached its completion, we booked some time to record the album in a similar manner to how we recorded Making Plans - over two days, playing mostly live together as a group in order to give the album the frenetic energy we wanted.”

“Making Plans was about a focus, about deciding on a goal and moving towards it at a great speed to achieve it.” Continues Pavey. “Mechanical is a counter to that. It's about what happens after you reach a goal that you have focused on so strongly and working out what to do when you are suddenly left feeling aimless and adrift.”

With the album mixed by guitarist/vocalist Dave House at home and in coffee shops all over the south-east, House and Pavey found the two day deadline key to the energy of the record (and many others they’ve been involved with) – “We find it's just enough time to track things without hideous mistakes while retaining the sense of urgency and authenticity of a band just playing together in a room,” says House.

Despite focusing on the problematic hurdles in life, ‘Mechanical’ as an album has a strong focus on the realisation that, as long as you can keep the problems that happen around you in perspective, you can move past them without letting them bog you down.

 Lower Than Atlantis Announce One Off London Show.

Lower Than AtlantisTuesday 9th September 2014
Lower Than Atlantis are proud to announce a special show this Winter, in association with Rock Sound magazine. The show takes place on Monday 8th December at Koko, London with the full lineup to be revealed over the coming weeks.

The new self-titled album, which is their most ambitious album to date, was recorded in their own studio in Watford and produced by Dan Lancaster. The record positively fizzes with musical ambition, lyrical wit, crossover potential and carpe diem spirit. And songs, brilliant songs.

From the us-against-the-world bravado of 'English Kids In America' (likely to become the anthem for any homegrown gang touring the US) to the reflective closer ‘Number One’, Lower Than Atlantis is the sound of a band determined to give everything they’ve got in search of glory. It’s reflective of a band who’ve grown up “I’m 26,” says singer Mike Duce, “It’s time to stop acting like a fucking child – I’m definitely less of a nutter” without growing old “Don’t worry,” says Mike, “I won’t stop being mouthy – I calls them as I sees them”.

And, whether you’re looking for brilliantly accessible rock anthems 'Emily', 'Here We Go' or heartbreakingly direct break-up songs 'Ain’t No Friend Of Mine', LTA delivers. Mike Duce unflinchingly documents his unhappy experiences, both professional in 'Criminal' and personal in 'Words Don’t Come So Easily', but in a way that anyone and everyone will relate to. And, just as his lyrics have become more universal, and as LTA’s melodies reach peaks of infectiousness rarely scaled by punk rock geezers from Watford, so the band’s musical palate has expanded.

“There’s only so far you can go with four blokes playing guitars, bass and drums,” smiles Mike. “And now was the time to do whatever the fuck we wanted.”
Consequently, an electronic edge snakes through the album, while the addition of strings, dance beats elevates LTA far above most of their rock peers.

First single ‘Here We Go,’ was Zane Lowes ‘Hottest Record In The World‘ enjoyed 4 weeks A LIST on Radio 1. The video has already racked up over 460,000 views. New double A-side single of ‘Emily’/ ‘English Kids In America’ is out 29th September 2014.

Lower Than Atlantis tracklist:
1. Here We Go
2. Ain’t No Friend
3. English Kids In America
4. Criminal
5. Words Don’t Come So Easily
6. Emily
7. Stays The Same
8. Live Slow, Die Old
9. Damn Nation
10. Time
11. Just What You Need
12. Number One

With the rock album of the summer under their belts, Lower Than Atlantis are finally ready to go higher than the sun.

‘Emily’ & ‘English Kids In America’ is released 29th September 2014 via Easy Life/ Sony Red

‘Lower Than Atlantis’ is released 6TH OCTOBER 2014 via Easy Life/ Sony Red


Lower Than Atlantis tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 12th September priced £13.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Yellowcard To Release New Album.

YellowcardTuesday 9th September 2014
We really feel like we got where we wanted to be, and made a proper rock ‘n’ roll record,” says vocalist Ryan Key of YELLOWCARD regarding their seventh studio album LIFT A SAIL (Razor & Tie; release date: 6th October 2014). “We really changed lanes, I think. It’s still a massive rock record, but there were a lot of choices made while we were writing the songs that were new for us. We continued to challenge ourselves throughout the writing and recording process.”

“The day has arrived! We are so happy to announce that the pre-sale for our new record Lift a Sail begins today,” he continues. “The album will be released October 6th but you can preorder it beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19th. Also, there are preorder merch bundles with exclusive Lift a Sail items at www.yellowcard.merchnow.com.”
Kicking off with the majestic violin-only instrumental “Convocation”, a choice that heralds not only the first time they’ve done something as experimental as this, but also a brand new start for the band. Abandoning any binds that held them to scenes or musical styles, Yellowcard let loose and rattled their own cages. The massively anthemic “Transmission Home” shows a band unleashed and eager to start anew. With Ryan Mendez’s muscular power chords and the sonic boom of guest drummer Nate Young (of Anberlin), Lift A Sail shifts quickly into high gear, upping the rock quotient with Sean Mackin’s trademark violin adding extra texture. From the ringing “Crash The Gates” to the driving “Make Me So” which recalls the band’s superb talent for huge singalong choruses, to the balladic “Madrid”, it’s an album with more peaks than valleys, but also not afraid to show its vulnerability. Named after Moscow’s time zone, “MSK” is a testament to Key’s growth as a songwriter. Sparse and soaring with atmospheric keys, electronics, and Mackin’s swirling violin, it’s a first in that it is completely devoid of drums and guitar – something they have never done before. “It’s a bold leap for us,” Key says confidently. Written about the apartment Key and his now-wife shared in Denver after her tragic accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down, album track “One Bedroom” stands closest to what many feel is classic Yellowcard. Over acoustic guitars that gradually give way to an anthemic power ballad, Key sings a tender love song, intoning “You’re the one for the rest of the rest of time,” in earnestness. Lyrically circling around Key’s family and, most prominently, his wife, it’s a very personal album and one that really pushes the band outside of their comfort zone.
Lift a Sail is a fearless album and one that sees Yellowcard really growing bigger and louder. The epic title track sums up the attitude of the album whose resilient lyrics “If a storm blows in on me / I am ready now” reflects the inspiring determination of not only Key’s wife but also the band’s unending creative strength in making music. “It’s the one song that really encompasses this whole experience,” Key declares, looking back on everything he, his family and his bandmates have been through over the past year. “It’s saying, we’re ready for anything now.”

Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals, guitars), Sean Mackin (violins), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass). Lift A Sail was produced by Neal Avron and will be released on October 7, 2014 via Razor & Tie. Previously, Yellowcard have announced a USA Fall tour with Memphis May Fire and Emarosa (tour dates below). “We can't wait for you all to hear these new songs,” Key concludes. “And we will see you on tour!”/. European tour dates are set to follow.

YELLOWCARD
with MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, EMAROSA
10/16 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/17 San Diego, CA – The North Park Theatre
10/18 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/19 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre
10/21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10/22 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
10/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/25 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/26 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/29 Charlotte, NC – Amo’s Southend
10/30 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage 11/2 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
11/3 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
11/4 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/6 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/7 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
11/8 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/9 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/11 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/14 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory Concert House
11/15 Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
11/16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

 Sleepwave Stream New Album.

SleepwaveTuesday 9th September 2014
Sleepwave is the new band from former Underoath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring band mate Stephen Bowman. Their debut album Broken Compass is out on September 15 via Epitaph Records, but they are sharing it in full Here.

Chamberlain and Bowman gravitated toward one another several years ago, based on their mutual appreciation of bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Filter. Broken Compass was produced by David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, All Time Low) and it combines their mutual interests as they deliver the grungy side of rock music through the lens of classic song structure and melody. Sleepwave cuts through the white noise of sound-a-like charlatans like a dull knife. Broken Compass, speaks truth to power by bucking trends and digging deeply with a creative determination all too lacking today.

With Chamberlain at the helm, he states, “Sleepwave is heavy and aggressive, but there’s a lot more to explore….There’s a somber overtone to the album, there’s a lot of sadness, but there is also some hope. Not everyone will love Sleepwave…but if you are upsetting people, they're still responding emotionally all the same.”

The band were recently invited to join Bring Me The Horizon on their forthcoming show at London's Wembley Arena on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now from ticketmaster.co.uk / livenation.co.uk

Their new single “Through The Looking Glass" is currently on BBC Radio 1 INMWT Playlist. Watch the official video for the song Here.

 Pulled APart By Horses Release New Album 'Blood'.

Pulled Apart By HorsesTuesday 9th September 2014
Pulled Apart By Horses have announced a series of in store performances this week to mark the release of the bands new album ‘Blood’, which is released today!

As bassist Rob is still recuperating after being taken ill at last weekend’s Leeds Festival, the band will be performing these shows acoustically as a three piece, and will also be signing copies of the new album.

With current single ‘Lizard Baby’ playlisted at both Radio 1 and XFM the band have had a great summer so far. They recently released details of their own beer which has been brewed by Revolutions Brewery Co (http://www.revolutionsbrewing.co.uk) and they’ve announced a full UK tour for later in the year.

‘Blood’ is the follow up to 2012’s ‘Tough Love’, it was recorded in the band’s hometown of Leeds with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls) and is released on their new label Best of the Best through Sony/RED.

Full live dates are now:

September
1st Leeds HMV (acoustic instore, onstage 5pm)
2nd Kingston Banquet Records (acoustic instore, onstage 6pm)
3rd Cambridge HMV (acoustic instore, onstage 5pm)
5th London Rough Trade East (acoustic instore, onstage 6:30pm)

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

November
21st Manchester Gorilla
22nd Glasgow Stereo
24th Brighton The Haunt/Concorde 2
25th Birmingham Library
26th Bristol Fleece
28th London Heaven

 American Hi Fi Stream New Album 'Blood And Lemonade'.

American Hi FiTuesday 9th September 2014
Platinum selling pop rockers American Hi-Fi will release 'Blood & Lemonade', their first new album in over 4 years on September 9 via Rude Records.

Starting today, Red Bull is premiering the album in North America on their website, and Deezer is doing the same for the UK, EU and rest of the world. Stream 'Blood & Lemonade' in its entirety here.

>‘Blood & Lemonade’, American Hi-Fi's first album in years, will be released next week via Rude Records.

‘Golden State’ - the second single to come from the album that closely followed the single ‘Allison’ which kicked things off earlier this summer - is currently heavily playlisted by rock radios all over Europe. The video for the track 'Golden State' can be seen on VEVO.

‘Blood & Lemonade’ is still available for physical pre-order here:http://smarturl.it/HiFipreorders
Digital Pre orders here http://found.ee/AHF-BloodandLemonade

The Boston outfit, who have been on a "semi-hiatus" over the last few years, announced the album to fans at a sold-out, one-off show at London's legendary 100 Club in May.

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

 Emigrate Confirm New Album.

EmigrateTuesday 9th September 2014
Formed by Rammstein’s Richard Kruspe, EMIGRATE have now set the release date for their new studio album – the follow up to the 2007 self-titled debut, a Top 10 German chart entry.

Titled ‘Silent So Long’, this sophomore outing – produced by EMIGRATE themselves and mixed in Los Angeles by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, etc.) – features 11 brand new recordings, with a lead single / video to be announced shortly…

As with the debut, Kruspe adds to his guitar playing / song-writing duties by stepping up to the mic, only this time he’s joined by a number of guest singers; there’s Lemmy from Motörhead, Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Marilyn Manson, Canadian born Berlin-dweller, Peaches, plus Frank Dellé from chart-topping German collective Seeed.

“I didn’t write the songs with specific guests in mind,” explains Kruspe, “I just thought who would do the best job on this or that track, and the final performances were everything I was hoping for. You know, I’ve had about five moments in my music career when I’ve been left smiling like a child – one was when Rammstein sold out New York’s Madison Square Garden in 20 minutes (2010), but the last one was hearing Lemmy on tape. It just sounds f**king great! I wrote him a really long message and he came back “alright!” Fantastic!”
For Kruspe, still firmly ensconced within the Rammstein ranks, EMIGRATE has never been a side or a solo project. Preferring to tap into the energy of a team, and looking to revive the collaborative spirit of the East German punk scene he grew from, the guitarist has always put value on those around him, and this time – in addition to the existing personnel of guitarist / producer Olson Involtini and bassist / co-conspirator Arnaud Giroux – he’s joined by drummers Mikko Sirén (Apocalyptica) and Joe Letz (Combichrist).

Pre-order ‘Silent So Long’ here: http://po.st/EmSSLcd
Whilst ‘EMIGRATE’ saw Kruspe, a restless creative spirit, proving that he could take on a new set of challenges, the follow-up adds fresh layers in terms of invention, emotion and contemporary sheen, with Margaux Bossieux – previously of New York punk band Dirty Mary – providing telling backing vocals throughout; crafted with care in Kruspe’s own Berlin studio plus the old radio building on the city’s Nalepa Street, the latter enhanced by an extra control room’s worth of gear(!), ‘Silent So Long’ is another bold step forward, with both music and (English) lyrics showing no desire to be corralled, and Kruspe The Guitarist happy to let rip where the music demands.

With sold-out global tours, headline festival appearances and a succession of platinum albums marking his career with Rammstein, Kruspe could easily opt for a less pressured existence, but ‘resting on laurels’, or the German equivalent, isn’t within his immediate frame of reference…

 The Quireboys Announce UK Tour.

The QuireboysTuesday 9th September 2014
The brand new album “Black Eyed Sons” kicked off 30th anniversary celebrations. Top value package will include live CD and live DVD and will be released on Monday 16th June, via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

Following three sold out intimate shows to mark the start of their 30th anniversary, The Quireboys will embark on a 5 month world tour which will commence with a long awaited return to The US & Canada early August.

They will be back mid November for the UK leg, which goes on sale this weekend. Expect new material from the forthcoming Black Eyed Sons, triple pack, rarities plus all the classics.

Special guests for the UK will be Hispanic Blues Rock legends, Vargas Blues Band, who have recently signed to The Quireboys label, Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

The year is 1984. The miners’ strike is in full swing. Apple sells its first Macintosh home computer and Whitesnake release Slide It In. Prince Harry is born…

…and the band that would become the Quireboys makes its infamous debut at a heaving pub in Putney.

Thirty years down the line and it’s time to celebrate a golden age of music with the ultimate party band; in 2014 the Quireboys continue to fuse retro-fuelled hooks with rock n roll evolution.

Following hot on the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed Beautiful Curse – the band’s biggest-selling record since their early 90s heyday – “Black Eyed Sons” was produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides and represents yet another career high for a band bang in form.

Spike (vocals), Guy Griffin (guitars), Paul Guerin (guitars) and Keith Weir (keys) have spent more than a decade rebuilding and revitalising one of British rock n roll’s best-loved brands. “Black Eyed Sons” is the triumphant result.

“I’ve always felt like I’m 30-years-old,” jokes Spike. “So this is our time. And I’d just like to raise a toast to the next 30 years.”

UK dates:
15th November: The Tivoli, Buckley
16th November: Academy3, Manchester
20th November: The Garage, Glasgow
21st November: The Limelight, Belfast
23rd November: The Riverside, Newcastle
26th November: O2 Academy, Islington, London
28th November: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
29th November: The Corporation, Sheffield
30th November: Thekla, Bristol

 Within Temptation To Headline Bloodstock Festival 2015.

BloodstockTuesday 9th September 2014
After their biggest and most successful year to date in 2014, BLOODSTOCK are excited to announce their first UK headliner for 2015!

WITHIN TEMPTATION are set to play their only UK show next year as Saturday night headliners at Catton Park! It is a triumphant return for the Dutch megastars, who headlined BLOODSTOCK in 2005, as their very first UK festival appearance and only second ever UK show. Frontwoman Sharon den Adel enthuses, “We're thrilled to play BLOODSTOCK again! We had such a great time before and can't wait to take ‘Hydra’ to the stage at Catton Park. It's a really exciting time for us right now and we're looking forward to bringing the fire!!” Check out their video for ‘Dangerous’ from their current album, ‘Hydra’, featuring none other than Howard Jones (The Devil You Know, ex-Killswitch Engage) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAiV8RpqzME

Slotting in to the Saturday night special guest slot are Swedish progmeisters, OPETH. Having landed at #14 on the UK album charts last week, their highest chart position to date for new studio album, ‘Pale Communion’, OPETH are looking forward to returning to BLOODSTOCK. Comments frontman Mikael Akerfeldt; “We’re happy to confirm that we’ll be back at the BLOODSTOCK festival next year! I don’t know how many times we’ve played there now, but it’s a real great place, a nice festival run by nice people. Too bad it’s like….a year or so away!?” Check out new track, ‘Cusp of Eternity’ while you’re waiting; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHq9yMXw3iA.

Early bird weekend tickets with camping are on sale now, priced £120 (plus booking fee) from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. Campervan pitches are also already on sale and these move very quickly, so pick yours up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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

 Guerrilla Monsoon Sign Record Deals.

Guerrilla MonsoonTuesday 9th September 2014
Guerrilla Monsoon (Birmingham, UK) are pleased to confirm that they have signed to Paper + Plastick (USA) and Beach Community (UK). They’ll be releasing a new eight track 10” EP titled ‘Big City Plans’ via both labels on 27th October. Side A features four brand new tracks, with Side B consisting of some cuts previously heard before in various guises. It will be released both digitally and on limited edition colour vinyl, with different variants available through Paper + Plastick and Beach Community.

A gruff, emo-tinged, punk rock ride, lyrically, the songs on ‘Big City Plans’ centre around themes of personal reflection, journeys and dealing with the ups and downs of relationships (that are inevitably effected by the band members’ touring schedules). As part of their plan to play as many shows as humanly possible (let’s get some more lyrical inspiration on the go!), the band will be touring tirelessly around the UK through September and October before heading over to the US for an appearance at the famed FEST in Florida.

Guerrilla Monsoon formed from the ashes of a number of hardworking UK bands (including Shermer, Hopewood, Cannons & Tanks, Big City Plan & Sunset Cinema Club) in December 2013 and recently released a Split 7” with New York’s Gameday Regulars via Paper + Plastick and All In Vinyl.

Big City Plans tracklisting:
Side A (the new stuff)
1. Flock the Nest
2. Big City Plans
3. Summer Romantics
4. Whisky & Wine

Side B (the old stuff)
1. Good Grief
2. Open Letter
3. White Steps
4. Believers

TOUR DATES:
9th Sept - Birmingham - Roadhouse
w/ Signals Midwest
13 Sept, Wahl Bar, Manchester
15 Sept, Santiago, Leeds
16 Sept, JT Soars, Nottingham
17 Sept, Scruffy Murphy's, Birmingham
27th Sept - Manchester @ Manchf3ster - Dry Bar Live
(with Masked Intruder & Gnarwolves)
1st Oct - Stoke-on-Trent @ Bunker 13
2nd Oct - Birmingham @ The Bulls head, Moseley
3rd Oct - Worcester @ The Firefly (with The Stupids)
4th Oct - Southampton @ The Rathaus
5th Oct - Cardiff @ The Moon
7th Oct - Leicester @ The Shed
8th Oct - London @ The Old Blue Last
18th Oct - Redditch @ Death or Glory record store
1st Nov - Gainesville, Florida @ The Fest 13 - Looseys


 The Ghost Inside Unleash New Track 'Avalanche'.

The Ghost InsideTuesday 9th September 2014
Check out “Avalanche”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cASpchz2npg

The band will be in the UK this Oct/November as main support to Asking Alexandra on their UK tour

The full dates are as follows

October:
22nd Norwich, UEA http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
23rd Nottingham, Rock CityRock City http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk
24th Newcastle, 02 Academy http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
26th Glasgow, Barrowland http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
27th Glasgow, Barrowland http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
28th Belfast, Ulster Hall http://www.ticketmaster.ie
29th Dublin, Olympia http://www.ticketmaster.ie
31st Manchester, Academy http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
November:

1st Leeds, O2 Academy http://www.lunatickets.co.uk
2nd Cardiff, Great Hall http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
4th Bristol, O2 Academy http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5th Southampton, O2 Guildhall http://www.seetickets.com
6th London, Roundhouse http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
7th Birmingham, O2 Academy http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk
9th Brighton, Brighton Centre http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 Lonely The Brave Hit The UK Album Chart.

Lonely The BraveTuesday 9th September 2014
Entering the UK album chart at #14 on Sunday 7th September Cambridge’s Lonely The Brave surpassed expectations with their debut album ‘The Day’s War,’ a chart position which also saw it debut at #1 on the UK Rock Album chart.

Having now released their album Lonely The Brave also reveal today their introductory video to the record. In the 2 minute video Mark Trotter, Andrew Bushen, Ross Smithwick and Gavin ‘Mo’ Edgeley describe the journey the band have taken, from their inception up to writing the record, how they see their music and what they are looking forward to from the next part of their adventure. The short film is intercut with performance footage from the bands festival appearances across the summer as well as their three stunning videos for singles, ‘Trick of the Light,’ ‘Victory Line’ and ‘Backroads.’ WATCH IT HERE NOW.

‘The Day’s War’ was released on Monday 1st September having been Zane Lowe’s Album of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and received 5Ks in Kerrang, 9/10 in Rock Sound and an 8/10 in NME. This follows from an incredible summer, with the band’s festival appearances including ‘Download’ ‘Glastonbury’ and ‘Reading and Leeds,’ having played with Neil Young at Belgium’s Lokerse Festival and playing with Aerosmith at Calling in London. Lonely The Brave’s stellar 2014 looks set to continue as the band take the road in October for a co-headline run with UK alt rock outfit Marmozets, with support from Allusondrugs.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO DATE!

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

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

DECEMBER
SATURDAY 13 CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION

 Alice Cooper Live From Wacken.

Alice CooperTuesday 9th September 2014
Alice Cooper, a household name, and an incredible artist whose career spans five decades. He has been named one of the world’s most beloved entertainers. He is credited with helping to shape the sound and look of heavy metal and has been described as the artist who first introduced horror imagery to rock’n’roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre. The ‘Godfather of Shock Rock’ has inspired many other artists due to his theatrical stage performances; e.g.: Kiss, Marilyn Manson and even Ozzy Osbourne – just to name a few.

This year he announces the release of Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken through UDR music, it will be available as DVD + CD Digipack . The DVD contains 22 songs from the Wacken concert and bonus material from the show and an interview with the man himself. The double CD has the complete concert. BluRay Amaray (Full HD). FSK 12, running time 75 min plus another 20 min of interview. 22 Songs LIVE…. a phenomenal stage show, all classics in one package + – Alice Cooper – one the biggest entertainers ever! Sit Back & enjoy the show!

Small but fine record label ‘UDR- Home of Legends’ lives up to one’s name again with another new and hot signing Alice Cooper, a true icon, a great performer – simply a legend. With Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken the label is also starting a new live series of legendary Wacken performances. When Alice learned about the purpose behind it, he was very happy to be one the first to participate and support the Wacken Foundation.
The Wacken Foundation is a non-profit organization, supporting the new blood of hard rock / heavy and metal music. For every sold DVD/CD € 1,--will be contributed to the Wacken Foundation.


CD 1
1. Hello Hooray
2. House Of Fire
3. No More Mr Nice Guy
4. Under My Wheels
5. I'll Bite Your Face Off
6. Billion Dollar Babies
7. Caffeine
8. Department Of Youth
9. Hey Stoopid
10. Dirty Diamonds
11. Welcome To My Nightmare
12. Go To Hell

CD 2
1. He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
2. Feed My Frankenstein
3. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
4. Killer
5. I Love The Dead
6. Break On Through
7. Revolution
8. Foxy Lady
9. My Generation
10. I'm Eighteen
11. Poison
12. School's Out/Another Brick In The Wall

 Scott Ian To Release DVD.

Scott IanTuesday 9th September 2014
Legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality SCOTT IAN had a lot to say on the European and United States legs of his groundbreaking Speaking “Swearing Words” Tour. After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences— SCOTT IAN certainly had some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share.
“Swearing Words” is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide. Now, you can experience Scott’s “Swearing Words” Tour by way of Swearing Words in Glasgow, available via Megaforce Records on November 10, 2014.

The Swearing Words in Glasgow DVD is a full performance recording, filmed towards the end of the tour run in Glasgow, Scotland, and is being funded by a wildly popular PledgeMusic campaign, which surpassed its goal with the help of gracious and dedicated fans!

 Vinnie Caruana Announces Live Shows.

Vinnie CaruanaMonday 8th September 2014
Vinnie Caruana, renowned frontman of I Am The Avalanche and The Movielife, returns to the UK to play three acoustic shows this November in Southampton, London and Liverpool. Caruana’s legendary solo shows encompass songs from I Am The Avalanche and The Movielife, as well as tracks from his own acclaimed solo EP “City By The Sea.”

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday at 10am. Be quick - these shows will sell out fast!

November
27th Southampton @ Joiners
28th London @ Macbeth
29th Liverpool @ Shipping Forecast

 Paul Simon And sting Announce On Stage Together Tour.

Paul Simon And StingMonday 8th September 2014
It was announced today by Live Nation Global Touring that Sting & Paul Simon, two of music’s most prolific and seminal artists, will bring their critically-acclaimed On Stage Together tour to Europe in 2015.

Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together kicks off Thursday, March 12 in Krakow Poland, to be followed by performances is Prague, Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Koln, Zurich, Munich, Milan, Vienna, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester & London (complete itinerary follows).

As long-time friends, the concept for the “On Stage Together” tour originated at the Robin Hood Foundation benefit in 2013 where they performed together for the first time. Both artists, who are known for their explorations in a wide range of genres, have pushed the boundaries of popular music and continue to speak to generations of fans.

As exemplified on their North American tour earlier this year, the concerts will feature two of music’s most iconic singer/songwriters blending their voices and their bands while performing their best-known songs both together and apart.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the tour to Europe,” said Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music, Live Nation. “The run in North America was an incredible success on all levels. These two legendary talents delivered an unforgettable night of music.”

The 30-plus song set features such favorites as "Boy In The Bubble," "Fields of Gold," "Driven To Tears," "Mother & Child Reunion," "Desert Rose," "Every Breath You Take," "The Boxer," "Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes" and more. In what was one of the most highly-praised North American concert tours of 2014, media and fans alike were unanimous in their reviews.



“One of the most surprising, daring, and rewarding double bills…” - Hollywood Reporter

“A marvelous meeting of musical minds, the stuff of future legend.” - Orange County Register

“...great melding of music by two of the world’s finest songwriters and singers.” - American Songwriter

Tickets for Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 12 at 9:00 am. The artists’ fans will have access to a pre-sale through each artist’s official website starting Tuesday, September 9 at 10am through Thursday, September 11 at 3pm (all times local). Tickets are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
(subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee)

For complete tour and ticket information, please visit:
www.simonandstingtour.com, www.sting.com and www.paulsimon.com.

STING & PAULSIMON: ON STAGE TOGETHER

European Tour Itinerary 2015

Mar. 12 Krakow, PL Krakow Arena On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 14 Prague, CZ O2 Arena On sale Sept. 22
Mar. 16 Berlin, DE O2 World On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 19 Oslo, NO Spektrum On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 20 Stockholm, SW Globe On sale Sept. 22
Mar. 22 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome On sale Sept. 15
Mar. 23 Antwerp, BE Sportspaleis On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 25 Koln, DE Lanxess Arena On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 27 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion On sale Sept. 22
Mar. 28 Munich, DE Olympiahalle On sale Sept. 19
Mar. 30 Milan, IT Mediolanum Forum On sale Sept. 22

Apr. 01 Vienna, AU Wiener Stadthalle On sale Sept. 19
Apr. 03 Paris, FR Zenith On sale Sept. 22
Apr. 07 Dublin, IE 3Arena On sale Sept. 12
Apr. 10 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro On sale Sept. 12
Apr. 12 Birmingham, UK LG Arena On sale Sept. 12
Apr. 13 Manchester, UK Phones 4U Arena On sale Sept. 12
Apr. 15 London, UK The O2 On sale Sept. 12

 Fearless Vampire Killers To Support The Black Veil Brides.

Fearless Vampire KillersSunday 7th September 2014
LONDON'S most ambitious, guitar-laden five-piece, FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, have just been announced for a colossal tour with American heavyweights, Black Veil Brides!

The boys will be heading out for a host of huge shows at some of the UK & Irelands largest venues this October, including a monster performance in the hallowed walls of London's infamous, Brixton Academy!

Laurence Beveridge, (Co-vocalist/guitarist) is thrilled about the announcement;
"We're really excited to be heading out on tour with Black Veil Brides. It’s been a while since we last toured, and we're itching to get out and play some of the bigger, more cavernous venues again. The tour has a brilliantly varied line up and we can't thank BVB enough for inviting us out to be a part of it. We're really amping up our live show for this one and we'll definitely be playing a few tunes from our soon to be released album 'Unbreakable Hearts'."

The tour commences on October 3rd, as follows:
Fri 03 Oct - Cardiff, University
Sat 04 Oct - London, Brixton Academy
Sun 05 Oct - Southampton, Guildhall
Tue 07 Oct - Birmingham, Academy
Wed 08 Oct - Nottingham, Rock City
Thu 09 Oct - Norwich, UEA
Sat 11 Oct - Exeter, Great Hall
Sun 12 Oct - Manchester, Apollo
Mon 13 Oct - Newcastle, Academy
Wed 15 Oct - Dublin, Olympia
Thu 16 Oct - Glasgow, Barrowland
Fri 17 Oct - Leeds, Academy

 Santa cruz To Play One Off London Show.

Santa cruzSunday 7th September 2014
Buoyed-up by the energy of youth, and packing some serious guitar fire-power, Santa Cruz will be returning to the UK for a one-off headline show, confirmed for November 17th at The Barfly in Camden Town, North London.

Says Archie Cruz, Santa Cruz frontman:-
“It’s been quite a while since we were last in the UK, and we´re really looking forward to getting back! All of the tours we´ve done there have been amazing and hold such fun memories. With a set-list featuring some new songs, we can´t wait to wreck stuff up again - hope you guys are ready to party?!”

Tickets are available here: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/140521

Previous to this, SC will appear at this year’s Halloween-themed Hard Rock Hell Festival on November 15th; this 3-day event will take place in Pwllheli, North Wales.

Tickets for Hard Rock Hell are on the official website: www.hardrockhell.com

News on album number two will be revealed in due course.

In the meantime, check out SC’s recent video for ‘We Are The Ones To Fall’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1ocGnbx7pc

 Coldrain Release New Video.

ColdrainSunday 7th September 2014
Nagoya, Japan rock band, coldrain, have premiered a brand new official video online via Soundwave festival. The Australian festival, set to happen in February 2015 were excited to recently announce coldrain as part of the line up.

The video, directed by Stuart Birchall is a brutal and emotive depiction of the lyrical content of the track. Vocalist Masato comments;

“The video for You Lie focuses on the lyrics. Telling a story of a man losing everything even his on identity because he buried him self in his own lies. Working with Stuart was awesome. He captured the emotion in our performance as well as the intense acting by the extras.”

Coldrain released their debut international album ‘The Revelation’ this summer via Hopeless Records. You can buy the David Bendeth (Paramore, BMTH, ADTR) produced album here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-revelation/id874480888

After conquering Japan, the band now sets its sights on the rest of the world.

 Black Angels Release Animated Video.

Black AngelsSunday 7th September 2014
The Black Angels have released a powerful and gritty new video for 'An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street'. Directed by Kelsey Rose Stark and produced by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., examines the suspension of time. In the clip, a woman falls following a struggle; the result is an exploration of life and what can transpire within that final instant, as she sees the various ghouls of everyday life while spiraling down to her final breath. The directors took their inspiration from both the song’s allusions to the Ambrose Bierce short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” which deals with similar themes, as well as iconic psychedelic imagery.

The track is taken from the band’s new offering Clear Lake Forest, out now via Blue Horizon. The 7-track set was initially released as a limited edition vinyl release on Record Store Day, but it was recently re-released wider due to popular demand in a variety of formats, including 12” clear vinyl, CD and digitally. NME gave the release an 8/10, saying that "The Black Angels' psych scholarship pays dividends here." Clear Lake Forest cut 'Diamond Eyes' premiered via Consequence of Sound , who called it a "highly refined slice of blues-meets-psych-rock, with singer Alex Maas delivering his sun-baked croon over swirls of hazy feedback and guitars that zig-zag like rainbow-colored basilisks."

Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany him on a sonic journey: "After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where 7 tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake."

Once again, The Black Angels (Christian Bland - guitar, drone machine/organ; Alex Maas - vocals, bass, organ, drone machine; Stephanie Bailey - drums, percussion; Kyle Hunt - keyboards, percussion, bass, guitar; Jake Garcia - guitar, bass) prove themselves the undisputed avatars of contemporary psychedelic rock, simultaneously exalting the genre's kaleidoscopic past as they thrust it ever further into the future.

 Chiodos Go Through Slight Line Up Change.

ChiodosSunday 7th September 2014
Chiodos kick off The Parks & Devastation Tour with A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon and Motionless in White (tour dates below). Chiodos band members Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have decided to leave Chiodos to pursue personal interests. The departure is amicable and the band will continue to tour in support of their latest release DEVIL. The band will add two new members - Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies, Trash Talk and The Memorials) on Drums and Joe Troy (RX Bandits) on Bass.

The band adds, “We are excited and gearing up for The Parks and Devastation Tour that started on Thursday, September 4th with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless And White. Before we hit the road we have some both exciting and unfortunate news. Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have both chosen to discontinue touring and recording but instead spend more time with their loved ones and pursue other interests at home. It's been a long and great journey with both of these gentleman, Matt dating back to the very beginning, and Derrick a part of three albums with us. We wish them the best in all that they choose to do moving forward. They've been long time brothers to us and always will be. Our good friends Thomas Pridgen and Joe Troy are coming to rock with us. We have been rehearsing like crazy in Michigan so get ready for a great show. We're very excited to have them join us on this journey as we've always been fans of their musicianship. We can't wait for you all to experience this with us as we continue to tour and write new material. See you at a city near you soon!”

Chiodos will return to the UK later this year on tour with The Blackout. The dates are as follows

Chiodos UK Tour Dates
Nov 2 Norwich Waterfront
Nov 3 Leeds Cockpit
Nov 4 Manchester Soundcontrol
Nov 5 Glasgow King Tuts
Nov 6 Sheffield Corporation
Nov 8 Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Nov 9 Bristol Fleece
Nov 10 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Nov 11 Cardiff Solus
Nov 12 Southampton 1865
Nov 12 London Scala

Chiodos US Tour Dates
Sept 5 Paper Mill Island Amphitheater Baldwinsville, NY^
Sept 8 Washington Avenue Armory Albany, NY #
Sept 9 Tsongas Arena @ UMass Lowell Lowell, MA#
Sept 10 Toyota Oakdale Theatre Wallingford, CT#
Sept 12 Royal Oak Music Theatre Detroit, MI^
Sept 13 JJO Sonic Boom Janesville, WI#
Sept 14 Wooly's Des Moines, IA+
Sept 15 DeltaPlex Grand Rapids, MI#
Sept 16 The LC Pavilion - Outdoor Stage Columbus, OH#
Sept 17 Chaifetz Arena St Louis, MO#
Sept 18 UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL~+
Sept 19 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO^
Sept 20 KOI Music Festival Kitchener, Canada
Sept 23 Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheatre Fresno, CA#
Sept 24 Shrine Expo Hall Los Angeles, CA#
Sept 25 Soma San Diego, CA^
Sept 26 Event Center @ San San Jose, CA#
Sept 27 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV^
Sept 28 Mesa Ampitheatre Mesa, AZ#
Sept 30 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX#
Oct 1 Reliant Arena Houston, TX#
Oct 3 Capone's Johnson City, TN+
Oct 4 Self Help Festival Philadelphia, PA
Oct 5 Louder Than Life Festival Louisville, KY (w/Louder than Life)
Oct 6 Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN#
Oct 7 Uptown Ampitheatre Charlotte, NC#
Oct 8 The Canal Club Richmond, VA+
Oct 9 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, SC#
Oct 10 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL#
Oct 11 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL#

#with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Motionless In White
^ with Bring Me The Horizon
+ co-headline with Motionless In White

 Taking Back Sunday To Play Live Show Over The Internet.

Taking Back SundaySunday 7th September 2014
Taking Back Sunday have partnered up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live stream their September 14th concert from the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN. The show is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. Fans worldwide can tune in to the live event at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT on September 14 or catch the re-broadcast for 24 hours following the live performance here: http://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/taking-back-sunday

The concert is part of Taking Back Sunday’s Fall North American co-headlining run with The Used and frnkiero andthe cellabration (Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance) that kicks off on September 8 at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH. The tour is in support of the band’s latest album, Happiness Is, which was released this March on Hopeless Records and debuted in the Top 10 Billboard 200 Chart. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates.

The Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen provides fans with a free, all-access front row seat to a new live concert every single day, all year long. Fans can catch these concerts wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop and Smart TV platforms, including AppleTV, Roku and Xbox 360.

Taking Back Sunday return to the UK this December with Marmozets in tow. This tour is selling fast so be quick and get your tickets! www.gigsandtours.com/tour/taking-back-sunday

Taking Back Sunday is a band who truly needs no introduction. Since forming in Long Island, the group has sold millions of albums, evolved from a punk act into seasoned songwriters and continued to forge a successful career. “Happiness Is” is the group's second album since reviving the classic lineup of vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist/vocalist John Nolan, guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Shaun Cooper and drummer Mark O'Connell.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
* with The Used
# with frnkiero andthe cellabration
^ with Marmozets

SEP 04 Xfinity Live (FREE) Philadelphia, PA
SEP 06 RIOT FEST Toronto, ON
SEP 07 89X Chill On The Hill Detroit, MI
SEP 08 LC Pavilion Columbus, OH* #
SEP 10 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA* #
SEP 11 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH #
SEP 12 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI * #
SEP 13 RIOT FEST Chicago, IL * #
SEP 14 Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN * #
SEP 16 The Myth St. Paul, MN * #
SEP 17 The District Sioux Falls, SD * #
SEP 19 KC Live! (FREE) Kansas City, MO * #
SEP 20 RIOT FEST Denver, CO *
SEP 21 Shrine Auditorium Billings, MT * #
SEP 23 Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium Idaho Falls, ID * #
SEP 24 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA #
SEP 25 Showbox Sodo Seattle, WA * #
SEP 26 Roseland Theater Portland, OR * #
SEP 27 Summer Ends Festival Tempe, AZ
SEP 29 Macewan Hall Calgary, AB * #
SEP 30 Union Hall Edmonton, AB * #
OCT 02 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, MB * #
OCT 03 The Venue Fargo, ND * #
OCT 04 7 Flags Event Center Des Moines, IA * #
OCT 06 The Pageant St. Louis, MO * #
OCT 07 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN #
OCT 08 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC (w/ The Wonder Years, The Story So Far & Modern Baseball)

EUROPE!
NOV 27 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
NOV 29 Klubben Stockholm, Sweden
NOV 30 Vega Hall Copenhagen, Denmark
DEC 02 S036 Berlin, Germany ^
DEC 03 Roxy Prague, Czech ^
DEC 05 Hirsh Nuremberg, Germany ^
DEC 06 Mod Box Hasselt, Belgium ^
DEC 07 Pyramids Portsmouth, UK ^
DEC 08 02 Academy Bristol, UK ^
DEC 09 Roundhouse London, UK ^
DEC 11 Institute Birmingham, UK ^
DEC 12 The Ritz Manchester, UK ^
DEC 13 O2 ABC Glasgow, UK ^
DEC 14 02 Academy Oxford, UK ^
DEC 16 Luxor Koln, Germany ^
DEC 17 Knust Hamburg, Germany ^
DEC 18 LKA – Longhorn Stuttgart, Germany ^
DEC 27 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ (Holiday Show w/ The Menzingers & Modern Chemistry)

 Flyleaf To Release Fourth Studio Album 'Between The Stars'.

FlyleafSunday 7th September 2014
US radio heavyweights FLYLEAF are set to release their fourth studio album, ‘Between The Stars’ via earMUSIC/Loud & Proud Records on 3rd November 2014.

With producer extraordinaire, Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine) manning the board, the band holed up in an LA studio with him for a month during the Spring of 2014. The fruits of their labour is a wealth of heavy, hypnotic soundscapes laced with new frontwoman Kristen May’s piercing vocals.

"When we started writing this record, we had a common hardship," admits Kristen. "Their singer had quit, and my previous band had broken up. As writers, we weren't really sure how to move forward. At the same time, we all had this shared feeling of hope and a second chance. Music came out of those experiences from coming together and persevering through whatever doubts and trials we faced in our lives. It felt like home once we began making music." Guitarist Sameer Bhattacharya concurs, "It just worked. We were bringing in different perspectives and ideas from earlier times. It was a new beginning for all of us."

For proof, look no further than first single ‘Set Me On Fire’. For the lyrics, the band found inspiration within a rather unconventional place. "Pat, Kristen, and I had just finished reading Veronica Roth's ‘Divergent’," recalls Sameer. "Something in the story resonated with us. It's that moment of finding yourself. Mark Twain said something really powerful. He wrote, 'The two most important days of your life are the day you're born and the day you find out why.' 'Set Me On Fire' represents that realization."

Kristen comments, “It’s about the passion we feel when we first fall in love and our emotions are running high, along with our thirst for this great life and all it has to offer. There is so much beauty, excitement and hope in this world and when we collide with one another and fall in love, magic happens. I hope everyone turns this song up to eleven, and sings at the top of their lungs.” Shot with director Noel Maitland, the video for the track can seen at http://youtu.be/BB8z9DjMVto.

On the flip side, ‘Traitor’ might just be the group's heaviest salvo to date. "It's about knowing which people in your life aren't good for you," sighs the frontwoman. Then, there's ‘Thread’, which weaves together a spiraling melody and an uplifting message. "It's another journey," Sameer says. "It's got a great message that sometimes you can't only rely on yourself." "You feel lost and like you're hanging by a thread," continues Kristen. "In those moments of fear, anxiety, and depression, you've got to reach for something bigger than yourself. We all collaborated on that, and it just fit."

Throughout this process, Flyleaf has stayed connected to their diehard fans. Via PledgeMusic, the band was able to crowd-fund some incredible opportunities. Fans got the chance to hang in the studio while the band worked on the album, hear music first at an exclusive listening party, get special art created by band members, or even items knitted by Kristen! That immersion will continue as they head out on the road over the course of the next year.

Those fans have been with Flyleaf for the entire ride, beginning over a decade ago. Along the way, their self-titled debut went platinum and yielded the hit ‘All Around Me’, which shifted over one million digital downloads. The record spent 133 weeks in the Billboard Top 200, climbing to the Top 15 of the Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts as well. Its follow-up, ‘Memento Mori’, saw the group crack the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. They've touched down for shows everywhere from Afghanistan and Okinawa, where they played for US troops, to sold out gigs around the world alongside everybody from Rage Against The Machine and Korn to Stone Sour and Deftones to Cage The Elephant.

Ultimately, that audience remains closer to the musicians' hearts than ever before. “This album is a reminder that we're alive,” Sameer declares. “Embrace life now. That's a recurring theme since our inception. We want people to know they're alive, they're loved, and there's hope. That's what we want to share." Kristen concludes, "I hope it's an album people can listen to for years to come. We put our hearts and souls into it, and I want them to hear that."

 The Dead Daisies Release New EP 'Face I Love'.

Dead DaisesSunday 7th September 2014
The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best rock musicians on the planet and a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock – big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. Following the release of their critically acclaimed album in late 2013, The Dead Daisies release the Face I Love EP on September 8 through Spitfire Music/PIAS. In addition to the driving rock of title track the EP is backed with new songs “Angel In Your Eyes” and “Your Karma” that will leave you wanting to hear more. The EP ends with a cover version of the bands live favourite “Helter Skelter”.

The band has already released their very own “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page on the 23rd June. Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band and allow fans to be part of the EP cover art and music video, Facebook users are able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom!

The Dead Daisies were formed by singer-songwriter Jon Stevens and guitarist David Lowy in 2012. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and the new addition of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums. The band recently announced a month-long US tour with KISS & Def Leppard in August

The ‘Face I Love’ EP is now available for pre-order with the title track given away as an instant-grat track to those who pre-order the album. Enjoy an early taste of the track and the band performing live with the video of The Dead Daisies performing. View the video http://youtu.be/7usgm47d1hQ

Late 2013 saw the band release their debut album in the UK. Critically acclaimed the album gave the band two singles that were a listed across rock radio (Planet Rock, Team Rock, Kerrang Radio) and received Radio 2 play. A new The Dead Daisies album will be released in early 2015.

This is set to be a busy year ahead for The Dead Daisies with more dates to be added around the world – including UK dates
The Dead Daisies US Tour Dates
July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater*
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall #
Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach #
Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

* w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
# w/ KISS & Def Leppard
The Dead Daisies EP ‘Face I Love’ will be released on September 8th 2014 via Spitfire Music/PIAS.

 Steve Rothery To Release Solo album.

Steve RotherySunday 7th September 2014
Steve Rothery, highly respected guitarist and founder member of UK prog giants Marillion, is proud to present his long awaited solo album 'The Ghosts of Pripyat'.

Rothery comments, “This album has been a long time coming. I had an offer to record a solo album during the recording of ‘Misplaced Childhood’ in 1985 and while making the ‘Brave’ album at Miles Copeland's chateau in France I was offered a deal to make an instrumental album for his "No Speak" label, however, I decided to record the first Wishing Tree album instead.”

He continues, “Fast forward another twenty years and I'm invited to play at the annual Plovdiv guitar festival in October 2013. Having committed to the festival it left me with the small problem of what to play for an hour. "Blues in A" just wasn't going to cut it. I had a few strong ideas and got together for a couple of writing sessions with my good friend and fellow guitarist Dave Foster. Dave and I have a great musical chemistry which brought forth a lot of amazing music. After a couple of days rehearsal with the fantastic rhythm section of Leon Parr and Yatim Halimi I realised this was going to be something really special. The subsequent ‘Live in Plovdiv’ album and video from that performance hopefully gave an idea of where I felt the finished album, ‘The Ghosts of Pripyat’, could go.”

The cover image of the album is an aerial shot of Pripyat by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand with additional artwork by the legendary Lasse Hoile. The 7-track release includes fantastic guest performances from noted musician Steve Hackett on ‘Morpheus’ and ‘The Old Man of the Sea’, which also features a stunning solo by the much lauded Steven Wilson.

Set for release on September 22, the finished record will be available as a standard CD and a CD + DVD special edition digipack, via www.steverothery.com and www.marillion.com, as well as via digital platforms including iTunes. The special edition DVD contains a documentary and four live tracks filmed by Lasse Hoile at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, where the album was also recorded. In addition, it contains high resolution 24 bit/96K audio mixes of all seven album tracks. Fans can explore a fantastic range of photos from the studio online now at: www.steverothery.com/the-ghosts-of-pripyat-recording/.

Rothery credits the incredible success of his Kickstarter campaign (400% raised of his original target) with making the album possible, adding, “I have been amazed and humbled at the support I've received.”

One of the most melodic and atmospheric guitarists around, fellow musicians may be interested to know that Rothery uses a special Vo-96 equipped Farida acoustic guitar in 'Morpheus', and in fact performed with the Vo-96 inventor Paul Vo earlier this year.

The Steve Rothery Band ~ Steve Rothery - Guitar, Dave Foster - Guitar, Leon Parr - Drums, Yatim Halimi - Bass Guitar, and Riccardo Romano - Keyboards ~ will hit the road in the UK shortly, with a special album release show on 20 September at Pendley Court in TRING, followed by four headline dates in November as follows: 5 Nov - GLASGOW Oran Mor, 6 Nov - MANCHESTER Band On The Wall, 7 Nov - BILSTON Robin 2, and 8 Nov - LONDON Bush Hall.

 Primus Announce First Studio Album In Nearly 20 Years.

PrimusSunday 7th September 2014
The definitive Primus line-up – Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, 'Primus & the Chocolate Factory,’ due out on ATO Records on 3rd November.

"The idea was to combine the Frog Brigade and Primus, and do this record," says Claypool. "I think like a good portion of the planet, we were all pretty put off by the remake of the 'Willy Wonka' movie - the Tim Burton version. I really wanted to pay homage to a film [1971's 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' starring Gene Wilder] that was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. So that's what we did. And as opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit…twisted them up a lot." Listen to classic track “Pure Imagination” re-imagined:

Things felt so good, in fact, that Claypool decided to take Primus into the studio to prepare the soundtrack for an album release. He admits that he’s always, “in some way, wanted to be Willy Wonka,” and, also, that he’s always wanted to work a cover of “The Candyman”, a memorable number from the film’s soundtrack, into Primus sets. “Hell, I’ve been doing the line from the boat ride on stage since the ‘80’s,” then Les sings, ”There’s no earthly way of knowing, which direction we are going…”

“The thought was that I wanted to take on some kind of sacred cow, and the whole Wonka thing was a massive part of my childhood,” Claypool explains. “It just seemed like the perfect project to take on, in part because those tunes are all so strong.”

“The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,” says Claypool. “The notion wasn’t so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied.”

With the album scheduled for 3rd November, Primus plans to tour the Chocolate Factory. “We’re going to do some touring with it and we put together this pretty abstract stage production,” says Claypool, “We’re going to take it out there, around the planet, and see what happens. And, in light of the record business being gutted by the internet, we’ve made some PRIMUS brand chocolate bars to peddle as well.”

Of course, Claypool realised that it was risky business to adapt a cinematic classic that is so close to so many people’s hearts. And, naturally, he realised that it was dangerous waters to swim in the wake of Gene Wilder. The band pulls it off by making something that is truly their own without taking anything away from the movie. When asked about the fairly recent Tim Burton attempt at bringing the Roald Dahl story to the screen Claypool comments, “Look, I love me some Tim Burton, when he writes his own stuff, and I respect what Johnny Depp has done over the years. Hell, Ed Wood is one of my favourite films, but that (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is just unwatchable and believe me I’ve tried…twice as a matter of fact,” Les continues, “Even my kids hated it”.

“Our project is an homage to Gene Wilder and David L. Wolper’s ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and the effect it had on me in my youth,” spouts Les, “Now we get to sell PRIMUS bars and hang out with demented Oompa Loompas. Plus to top it off, it gives me an excuse to wear a purple, velvet waistcoat and brown top hat for the next 18 months.”

 

 Sikth Release New Promo Video Ahead Of Their Upcoming UK Tour.

SikthSunday 7th September 2014
UK tech-metal godfathers SikTh have released a short promo video for their upcoming UK tour in October/November, part of ‘Download Freezes Over 2014’.
Compiled and edited by SikTh (co)frontman Mikee utilising live material sent in by fans, it features footage from the band’s recent performances at both Download & Tech-fest…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr4gfC2je-I&feature=youtu.be

Mikee: “We have been so pleased with the crowd responses at the last two shows. It’s been incredible to see just how passionate people are. I guess a lot of them have never seen SikTh before. The energy feels better than ever, and we're really looking forward to these upcoming shows!”

Dan Weller: "We cannot wait for the tour. We feel like we're playing better than ever and really want to give everyone a great time."

The new dates are as follows, with certain venues having to be upgraded due to demand…

October
29th – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
30th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
31st – Plymouth, The Hub

November
1st – Bristol, Anson Rooms
3rd – Liverpool, Academy
4th – Leeds, Cockpit
5th – Glasgow, Garage
7th – Newcastle, Academy 2
8th – Manchester, Academy 2
9th – Birmingham, Academy 2
10th – Norwich, Waterfront
11th – Brighton, Concorde 2
12th – London, Koko

In addition, the debut SikTh album, ‘The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait For Something Wild’, will be re-issued via Spinefarm Records on October 27th. Originally released back in 2003, the record – featuring seminal tracks such as ‘Hold My Finger’, ‘Scent Of The Obscene’, ‘Pussyfoot’ & ‘When Will The Forest Speak’? – is now recognised as a hugely influential, ground-breaking release; this new version will be available as 2-CD set featuring extensive bonus audio content plus enhanced packaging. A double LP version will follow early in 2015.

 Martyr Defiled To Support Upon A Burning Body.

Martyr DefiledSunday 7th September 2014
MARTYR DEFILED have just announced that they are to hit the road in November in support of Texans UPON A BURNING BODY, along with Dutch metallers The Charm The Fury.

The run of dates is part of the DOWNLOAD FREEZES OVER collection of tours that were announced at Download festival earlier this year.

Martyr Defiled are excited to take to the road and vocalist Matt Jones has said the following;
“We're stoked to be hitting some of our favourite places in the UK supporting the riff lords in Upon A Burning Body - and even happier to be out with our crazy Dutch mates The Charm The Fury. These shows are gonna be carnage - don't miss out, get your tickets before they're gone!”

The band are also performing tomorrow night 5th Sept, at London’s biggest alternative club night FACE DOWN at Kings Cross Scala.

Catch MARTYR DEFILED live at the following shows with UABB
NOVEMBER
SUN 16 NORWICH WATERFRONT STUDIO
MON 17 SOUTHAMPTON TALKING HEADS
TUE 18 BRISTOL EXCHANGE
WED 19 BRIGHTON THE HAUNT
THU 20 LONDON UNDERWORLD
FRI 21 NOTTINGHAM RESCUE ROOMS
SAT 22 STOKE SUGARMILL
SUN 23 GLASGOW CATHOUSE
MON 24 NEWCASTLE ACADEMY 2
TUE 25 MANCHESTER ROADHOUSE
WED 26 BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY 3

 Frank Iero Releases 'Joyriding' Video.

Frank IeroSunday 7th September 2014
FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION, the new project from Frank Iero, today reveal the second video from STOMACHACHES (8/25/14, Hassle Records). ‘Joyriding’ shows a full band performance - with an unexpected twist - and can be seen here: http://youtu.be/sR3lo0zYfyI. ‘Joyriding’ was directed by the Brooklyn, NY-based duo comprised of Brandon LaGanke and John Carlucci known as Ghost + Cow, who also directed the video for the first single from the album, ‘Weighted.’
"This is a video I had seen in my head for a long time,” commented Iero. “I honestly thought it was going to be easier to pull off than it was. When you imagine it, you think, ‘oh, this doesn't sound that difficult…,’ but when you begin to fully realize what needs to happen, in what specific order things need to happen, and what can get ruined and stained in the process... the task becomes a bit daunting. We ended up building a room in my backyard, shooting the video, and then tearing the room down in a span of 17 hours. The very next day we shot the video for ‘Weighted.’”

frnkiero and the cellabration will be supporting Mallory Knox on their upcoming UK tour. In addition to Iero, the band consists of Evan Nestor on guitar, Rob Hughes on bass and drummer Matt Olsson. See all current dates below.

Produced by Iero and mixed by Ed Rose, Stomachaches is a rocket ride of styles, attitudes and emotions, and was called “fierce, fiery and deeply introspective” by MusicRadar while Alternative Press noted the album was “truly something worth ‘cellabrating’” and “what stands out most with Iero’s first full-length is how intimate it all feels.”

The sonic and emotional arcs the album’s 12 tracks cover create a curious lattice of basement-show punk fury, frayed nerve endings and quiet singer-songwriter desperation. The album is available now at iTunes (http://smarturl.it/frnkieroitunes), Amazon (http://smarturl.it/frnkieroamazon), and retail outlets nationwide.

UK tour dates:
w/ Mallory Knox
11/09 - Coventry @ Kasbah
11/10 - Glasgow @ The Garage
11/11 - Newcastle upon Tyne @ O2 Academy Newcastle
11/12 - Leeds @ LMUSU
11/14 - Liverpool @ O2 Academy Liverpool
11/15 - Manchester @ Manchester Academy
11/16 - Sheffield @ Leadmill
11/17 - Peterborough @ The Cresset
11/19 - Northampton @ New Roadmender
11/20 - Bristol @ O2 Academy Bristol
11/21 - Oxford @ O2 Academy Oxford
11/22 - Birmingham @ The Institute
11/24 - Brighton @ Concorde 2
11/25 - Portsmouth@ Pyramid Centre
11/26 - London @ Electric Ballroom

 Professor Green Releases New Album.

Professor GreenSunday 7th September 2014
Professor Green returns with his third studio album, Growing Up In Public. Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper builds on a career that has spawned two Top 3 albums and eight consecutive Top 40 singles - including hits Read All About It (#1), I Need You Tonight (#3) and Just Be Good To Green (#5) – with the September 2014 release of single Lullaby featuring Tori Kelly and album Growing Up In Public.

Marking the next chapter in his extraordinary story, Growing Up In Public bears Green’s trademark autobiographical approach and critically acclaimed lyrical style. Touching candidly on everything from loss, grief and the black dog through to love, marriage, fame and raving, it sees him switch seamlessly from cheeky self deprecating humour, witty braggadocio and satirical jabs, to more reflective, confessional moments with the finely tuned skill of a natural wordsmith throughout.

Artistic versatility and an encompassing approach to production and songwriting has led Green to enlist a diverse range of collaborators for Growing Up In Public. From producers DJ Khalil (Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent), TMS (Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran), and Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah), through to his new writing partner, North London-based Kid Harpoon (Florence and the Machine).

Featured artists on the album include Rizzle Kicks on the droll funked hopper Name In Lights; James Craise on the punchy, gospel-flavoured Dead Man’s Shoes; Tori Kelly on the pop-smart smash-in-waiting Lullaby, and Mr Probz on the acoustic-guitar driven soulful anthem in the making Little Secrets. Meanwhile there’s a walk-on part for Cara Delevingne, a half mast salute to Dappy in the Thabo featured ballad Not Your Man, and a skit courtesy of an irate Robbie Williams which concludes the riff-heavy album opener, I Need Church.

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

Professor Green’s album Growing Up In Public and single Lullaby (featuring Tori Kelly), will be released by Virgin EMI on 22nd September and 15th September respectively. A nationwide headline UK tour will follow in November and December, with tickets on sale now at www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

2014 UK TOUR
Fri 28 Nov-2014 - Glasgow O2 ABC
Sat 29-Nov-2014 - Newcastle O2 Academy
Mon 01-Dec-2014 - Liverpool O2 Academy
Tue 02-Dec-2014 - Carlisle Sands Centre
Wed 03-Dec-2014 - Nottingham Rock City
Fri 05-Dec-2014 - Manchester Academy
Sat 06-Dec-2014 - Birmingham O2 Academy
Sun 07-Dec-2014 - Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
Tue 09-Dec-2014 - Bristol O2 Academy
Wed 10-Dec-2014 - Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thu 11-Dec-2014 - London Roundhouse

 Framing Hanley To release New Single 'Twisted Halos'.

Framing HanleySunday 7th September 2014
Nashville, TN based four piece Framing Hanley are set to release the single Twisted Halos on October 24th; the first date of their UK tour. The song is taken from their current album The Sum Of Who We Are.

Nixon (vocals) explains the track: "We pack this valuable tool that's an endless source of information/knowledge in our pockets in the form of a cell phone, and use it for the dumbest things. Instead of staying informed about the world in which we live, we'd rather post pictures of our food and ignore the reality of what's going on out there...until it's too late. It's scary. Twisted Halos is a song that is in some ways a call to action. Let's talk about it, instead of ignoring it. Let's talk about it so others HAVE to hear about it. We can't change the terrible things about our world unless we talk about it and stay informed. In the end, it's our fault if we don't."

Check out the brand new lyric video for Twisted Halos here:

http://youtu.be/Y6qZCfjQleA

Framing Hanley are set to return to the UK for a headline tour in October, and as Nixon says: ‘The reception for our band in the UK is second to none...and I think for rock n roll in general. Anytime we leave there to go back home, we are already talking about the next chance to go back. With last fall's tour being cut short because of an illness in The Blackout, this trip back to the UK is long overdue. We've been in the studio for 2 1/2 years working on The Sum of Who We Are and the reward for us is being able to play these songs live. It's been too long, and if you come to any shows on this tour you can expect an energy in the room to be unlike any of a previous Framing Hanley show. We're ready...are you?’

The full list of UK dates is as follows:

October
Fri 24 Belfast Oh Yeah £12 / www.mcd.ie
Sat 25 Dublin Academy 2 EU14.15 / www.mcd.ie
Mon 27 Leeds Cockpit £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 29 Glasgow King Tuts £12 / www.gigsinscotland.com
Thu 30 Manchester The Roadhouse £12 / www.seetickets.com
Fri 31 Birmingham Academy 3 £12 / www.seetickets.combr>
November
Sun 02 Newcastle Academy 2 £12 / www.seetickets.com
Mon 03 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach £12 / www.seetickets.com
Wed 05 London Underworld £13.50 / www.seetickets.com NEW VENUE!
Thu 06 Brighton Audio £12 / www.seetickets.com NEW VENUE!

Following the release of their first two albums The Moment (2007) and A Promise To Burn (2010), The recording of The Sum Of Who We Are was funded entirely by the band’s fanbase via kickstarter.

 Reeves Gabrels And His Imaginary Fr12nds Announce UK Tour.

Reeves GabrelsWednesday 3rd September 2014
Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds are set to tour the UK this autumn and preview songs from a forthcoming new studio album

Reeves Gabrels, long-time artistic partner of David Bowie and The Cure’s current lead guitarist, brings his power trio, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds, from Nashville to England to play in small venues starting on September 30. Lovers of superb songs, stellar musicianship and fearless improvisation will all want to see and hear Reeves & friends in action.

The band’s live sets will preview songs from their forthcoming album, also titled Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds, which is to be released digitally just as they head home, on October 13. Highlights include the biting “Drown You Out” and the spooky “House of Usher” (titled after an Edgar Allan Poe story from an 1840 collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque). Uncommon interpretations of Bo Diddley’s early rocker “Who Do You Love” and Jimmy Reed’s blues “Bright Lights, Big City” also feature. Album details and pre-order links will be available on the date of the first performance, September 30.
Fans of earlier Reeves Gabrels albums will also be well pleased at the performances, as the trio will play songs from Sacred Squall of Now (1995), Ulysses (1999) and Rockonica (2005). And of course selected co-writes—Tin Machine’s "Bus Stop" (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels) and "Yesterday's Gone" (Reeves Gabrels/Robert Smith) will be a treat for English audiences.
Nine dates in England are confirmed for Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds this September/October 2014

Tue 30th Sep The Horn, St Albans (http://www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Wed 1st Oct The Live Rooms, Chester (www.seetickets.com)
Thurs 2nd Oct Fibbers, York (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Fri 3rd Oct Think Tank, Newcastle (www.seetickets.com)
Sun 5th Oct O2 Academy 2 Islington, London (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Mon 6th Oct Boileroom, Guildford (www.seetickets.com)
Tue 7th Oct The Bowery District, Reading (http://sub89.fatsoma.com/events/112391/)
Thurs 9th Oct The Oobleck, Birmingham (www.seetickets.com)
Sat 11th Oct The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (www.twforum.co.uk)

Tickets are priced £10 to £14 (subject to booking fee) / London £16 (subject to booking fee). Tickets are available from local box offices and above links.

 No Bragging Rights Premier New Song 'Fallen Masters'.

No Bragging RightsWednesday 3rd September 2014
No Bragging Rights has premiered a new song titled “Fallen Masters” from their upcoming album The Concrete Flower here. The Concrete Flower was engineered and produced by Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, For Today, Stray From The Path) and will be available everywhere September 22nd. No Bragging Rights will also be supporting Senses Fail on their Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour, which kicks off today in San Diego, USA. They will be in the UK this Autumn for the Never Say Die Tour.

No Bragging Rights, a melodic hardcore band from Riverside, CA, was the first band to ever be signed to Pure Noise Records in 2009 and has now returned to the label to release The Concrete Flower. Since their start, No Bragging Rights have released several EPs and full lengths, including their latest critically acclaimed record Cycles and have toured the country with bands such as Every Time I Die, Stick To Your Guns, Rotting Out and more.

No Bragging Rights Tour Dates:
Sat 1st Nov Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
Sun 2nd Cockpit, Leeds
Mon 3rd Nov The Village, Dublin
Tues 4th Nov Garage, Glasgow
Weds 5th o2 Academy, London

 Ms Lauryn Hill Announces More London Shows.

Lauren HillWednesday 3rd September 2014
Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced that she will perform for a very special intimate show at Brooklyn Bowl, London on Sunday the 28th September. This will follow her forthcoming run of UK tour dates, including two sold out shows at O2 Academy Brixton, the first of which sold out in under an hour! The shows across London, Birmingham and Manchester later this month will see Ms.Lauryn Hill perform on British soil for only the second time in 5 years. Tickets for Brooklyn Bowl will go on-sale 9am on Friday 5th September with special VIP and meet and greet packages available. For more information please visit: www.livenation.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.axs.com.

Ms. Lauryn Hill the American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, academician and actress established herself in the music world as the lone female member of The Fugees, whose record sales would make them the second biggest selling R&B act worldwide since Michael Jackson. Lauryn launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’. This album earned Ms. Hill a record breaking five Grammy Awards including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best New Artist’.

Ms. Hill grew up in a home where the sound of music was a household staple and this love affair with music would extended in many different ways from jazz, to soul, to reggae, to rock and classical. These influences in turn would dramatically shape her approach to self expression and see her establish a powerful hybrid of musical influences.

After a four year hiatus post the release of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ and only one other UK show in the space of five years it is a rare thing indeed to see Ms. Hill perform in such an intimate setting and is not to be missed.


MS. LAURYN HILL LIVE:
SAT 20TH SEPT O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON – SOLD OUT
SUN 21ST SEPT O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON – SOLD OUT
TUE 23RD SEPT O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
THU 25TH SEPT O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER
SUN 28TH SEPT BROOKLYN BOWL, LONDON (SPECIAL SHOW)

Ms. Lauryn Hill tickets for Brooklyn Bowl go on-sale 9am on Friday 5th September priced £55 / £80 (VIP) / £150 (Meet & Greet) (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee)

 Set It Off Announces New Album.

Set It OffTuesday 2nd September 2014
Rude Records is extremely proud to announce Set It Off’s sophomore full-length album Duality to be released on October 14 in UK, Europe and Asia. “We’ve been impressed by the band since the debut album Cinematics came out and badly wanted to team up with Equal Vision for a worldwide release. We feel Set It Off is definitively going to be an instantly recognizable name for rock fans around the world!” comments Rude Records.

Duality was recorded in Los Angeles with producers Brandon Paddock [Avril Lavigne, Christina Perri, Timeflies], Tommy English [We Came As Romans, Megan & Liz, Black Veil Brides], and Matt Appleton [Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Foxy Shazam].

Set It Off displays a more refined pop sound on Duality, offering the perfect blend of bright sing-alongs, inspiring anthems, and sinister breakup ballads. Vocalist Cody Carson shines on the new album with his soaring croons and dynamic range, impeccably framed by standout guitarwork, bold horns and driving rhythms.

"I've always been borderline obsessed with the notion of duality. Something about the juxtaposition of two polar opposites seems so vulnerable and blatantly human to me. Everyone has two sides, the side they let people see and the side they hide. In this record I decided to bare exactly who I am and what I go through in my day to day life. Love, heartbreak, sex, alcohol, happiness, sadness, anger, the human experience. I want you to hear this record and experience every human emotion you're capable of feeling," shares Carson.

"It's not just the lyrical content that represents duality, the instrumentals portray it as well. You'll hear dark, minor verses that transition to bright, happy choruses. Just like our lives, the great involuntary, impulsive non-stop roller coaster ride. I'm sick of fake people and watching them skate by with the idea that it's okay to put on an act to gain confidence and trust in their peers. Allow me to be the first to tell you this about myself: I am good, I am evil. I am solace, I am chaos. I am human, and that's all I've ever wanted to be. Be human with us and show us your true duality."

With Duality, Set It Off has expanded upon their signature cinematic sound, creating their most memorable and cohesive work to date. The forthcoming album also features impressive guest vocalist spots from Jason Lancaster (Go Radio) and William Beckett, and was included in Alternative Press’ ‘Most Anticipated Music of 2014’ Issue.

During the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards, the band revealed a sneak peek at the new album by premiering a clip of 'Why Worry', which can now be found HERE.

This new album is the follow up to the band's debut full-length, Cinematics, which was originally released in September 2012 and re-issued as an expanded edition the following summer. Cinematics’ impressive debut earned the band charting positions on the Billboard Top 200, Independent Albums, and Heatseekers charts.

TRACKLISTING Duality
1. The Haunting
2. N.M.E.
3. Forever Stuck in Our Youth
4. Why Worry
5. Ancient History
6. Bleak December
7. Duality
8. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing ft. William Beckett
9. Tomorrow ft. Jason Lancaster
10. Bad Guy
11. Miss Mysterious

 Set It Off Announces New Album.

Set It OffTuesday 2nd September 2014
Rude Records is extremely proud to announce Set It Off’s sophomore full-length album Duality to be released on October 14 in UK, Europe and Asia. “We’ve been impressed by the band since the debut album Cinematics came out and badly wanted to team up with Equal Vision for a worldwide release. We feel Set It Off is definitively going to be an instantly recognizable name for rock fans around the world!” comments Rude Records.

Duality was recorded in Los Angeles with producers Brandon Paddock [Avril Lavigne, Christina Perri, Timeflies], Tommy English [We Came As Romans, Megan & Liz, Black Veil Brides], and Matt Appleton [Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Foxy Shazam].

Set It Off displays a more refined pop sound on Duality, offering the perfect blend of bright sing-alongs, inspiring anthems, and sinister breakup ballads. Vocalist Cody Carson shines on the new album with his soaring croons and dynamic range, impeccably framed by standout guitarwork, bold horns and driving rhythms.

"I've always been borderline obsessed with the notion of duality. Something about the juxtaposition of two polar opposites seems so vulnerable and blatantly human to me. Everyone has two sides, the side they let people see and the side they hide. In this record I decided to bare exactly who I am and what I go through in my day to day life. Love, heartbreak, sex, alcohol, happiness, sadness, anger, the human experience. I want you to hear this record and experience every human emotion you're capable of feeling," shares Carson.

"It's not just the lyrical content that represents duality, the instrumentals portray it as well. You'll hear dark, minor verses that transition to bright, happy choruses. Just like our lives, the great involuntary, impulsive non-stop roller coaster ride. I'm sick of fake people and watching them skate by with the idea that it's okay to put on an act to gain confidence and trust in their peers. Allow me to be the first to tell you this about myself: I am good, I am evil. I am solace, I am chaos. I am human, and that's all I've ever wanted to be. Be human with us and show us your true duality."

With Duality, Set It Off has expanded upon their signature cinematic sound, creating their most memorable and cohesive work to date. The forthcoming album also features impressive guest vocalist spots from Jason Lancaster (Go Radio) and William Beckett, and was included in Alternative Press’ ‘Most Anticipated Music of 2014’ Issue.

During the inaugural Alternative Press Music Awards, the band revealed a sneak peek at the new album by premiering a clip of 'Why Worry', which can now be found HERE.

This new album is the follow up to the band's debut full-length, Cinematics, which was originally released in September 2012 and re-issued as an expanded edition the following summer. Cinematics’ impressive debut earned the band charting positions on the Billboard Top 200, Independent Albums, and Heatseekers charts.

TRACKLISTING Duality
1. The Haunting
2. N.M.E.
3. Forever Stuck in Our Youth
4. Why Worry
5. Ancient History
6. Bleak December
7. Duality
8. Wolf in Sheep's Clothing ft. William Beckett
9. Tomorrow ft. Jason Lancaster
10. Bad Guy
11. Miss Mysterious

 George Ezra Announces New Single 'Blame It On Me'.

George EzraTuesday 2nd September 2014
George Ezra today announces the release of his new single Blame It On Me, out 15 September via Columbia Records. The song comes hot on the heels of hit single Budapest and is the latest to be lifted from Ezra’s critically acclaimed debut album Wanted On Voyage, which charted at #3 upon release in June and remains in the top five today six weeks on, making it one of the breakthrough success stories of the year so far. Recorded late last year in Clapham with producer Cam Blackwood, Ezra plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the album.

Watch the video for Blame It On Me: http://youtu.be/H4ifSrE8iSg

Ezra sold out his October UK tour in a matter of days, with all tickets for his London headline show snapped up in less than an hour. See below for the full list of upcoming UK dates; see georgeezra.com for details:

George Ezra - UK shows
16 August - Chelmsford - V Festival
17 August - Stafford - V Festival
16 October - Leeds Met University - SOLD OUT
17 October - Newcastle University - SOLD OUT
18 October - Glasgow Queen Margaret Union - SOLD OUT
20 October - Manchester Ritz - SOLD OUT
21 October - O2 Academy, Bristol - SOLD OUT
22 October - Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth - SOLD OUT
24 October - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London - SOLD OUT
25 October - The Institute, Birmingham - SOLD OUT
26 October - Cardiff University Solus - SOLD OUT

 The Thomas Nicholas Band Heading Back To The UK.

Thomas Nicolas BandTuesday 2nd September 2014
So some of you may be wondering, “who the hell is Thomas Nicholas?” – well I’m sure you may be slightly more familiar with his face from seeing the box office hit movie AMERICAN PIE and its sequels where Nicholas plays Kevin Myers.

As well as a longstanding career in acting from the age of 7, Thom also has a great passion for music and has been performing for many years, with his debut album ‘Without Warning’ released in 2008.

His new single ‘Terrified’ is taken from his latest EP ‘Security’ which was released earlier this year and written with the help of Caleb Turman (Forever the Sickest Kids).

Check out 'Terrified' here: https://soundcloud.com/tinband/03-terrified

Thomas Nicholas is returning with touring bandmate Matt Kennedy for what is their third acoustic duo tour, which will include after parties with alternate DJ sets by Nicholas.

Kennedy first toured the UK with his band ‘The Graduate’. His second stint was in 2012 with the ‘Thomas Nicholas Band’ and most recently he joined ‘The Dangerous Summer’ and helped write/record their latest release ‘The Golden Record’ also touring with the band around the US, UK and Australian Warped tour in 2013.

Nicholas recalls - "the first UK tour was supported by some amazing people, which included Sam Douglas and Dave Rawling (Mallory Knox) playing in our band at the Underground Fest. Plus, I did a cameo in the music video for their first single ‘Wake Up’. "

Catch Thom Nicolas performing live band sets and DJ sets at the following dates;

Sept 25th Thom Nicholas Acoustic @ Also Known As BANBURY
Sept 25th - DJ @ Propaganda Sub 89 READING
Sept 26th - DJ @ Propaganda LIVERPOOL
Sept 27th - Thom Nicholas Acoustic @ Leopard DONCASTER
Sept 27th - DJ @ Propaganda's Attic LEEDS
Sept 29th - DJ @ Propaganda Cambridge Fez Club CAMBRIDGE
Oct 1st - Thom Nicholas Acoustic @ Night and Day MANCHESTER
Oct 1st - DJ @ Propaganda 5th Avenue MANCHESTER
Oct 2nd - Thom Nicholas Acoustic @ Amersham Arms LONDON
Oct 2nd - DJ @ Propaganda Myth SOUTHAMPTON
Oct 3rd - Thom Nicholas Acoustic Show, Mountain Ash Inn MERTHYR
Oct 3rd - DJ @ The Bunker CARDIFF
Oct 4th - DJ @ Propaganda OXFORD

Nicholas will be seen on the upcoming FOX TV series entitled ‘Red Band Society’. He portrays the role of Nick, a rock musician that volunteers at the kid's hospital.

 Mallory Knox Announce November Headline Tour.

Mallory KnoxTuesday 2nd September 2014
Mallory Knox will head out on their biggest tour yet in November, in support of their highly anticipated second album ‘Asymmetry’, out 27th October 2014 on Epic Records/Search and Destroy.

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

Sam describes the all-bangers-no-clangers collection as “the songs that we want to listen right now.”

“We just want to keep climbing,” says Mikey. “I fear for the day when we sit back on our laurels and say, ‘I’m OK with where we are now’. We’ve got to keep developing, keep learning, become better musicians on every level. Don’t shoot for the stars and settle for halfway.”

9.11.14 Coventry Kasbah
10.11.14 Glasgow Garage/ABC
11.11.14 Newcastle O2 Academy
12.11.14 Leeds Leeds Met University
14.11.14 Liverpool Academy
15.11.14 Manchester Academy
16.11.14 Sheffield Leadmill
17.11.14 Peterborough Cresset
19.11.14 Northampton Roadmenders
20.11.14 Bristol Academy
21.11.14 Oxford Academy
22.11.14 Birmingham Institute
24.11.14 Brighton Concorde 2
25.11.14 Portsmouth Pyramid
26.11.14 London Electric Ballroom

 Thunder Announce UK Tour Wuth Reef As Special Guests.

ThunderTuesday 2nd September 2014
British Rock Legends Announce UK Arena Tour
with Special Guests
REEF
and Tax The Heat

March 2015
Thur 12th - Leeds First Direct Arena
Fri 13th – Birmingham NIA
Sat 14th – London Eventim Apollo

18 Top 40 hit singles in the UK, a stack of gold and silver albums around the world, a whole host of awards and a fanbase of unswerving loyalty are accomplishments most bands can only dream of, but for British rock band Thunder these are stepping stones in a twenty-five career that have ensured that whenever they have stepped away from the limelight their legend has only grown further.

Having shared the stage with both Aerosmith at Clapham Calling and Mott The Hoople at The O2 in the past year, Thunder will soon emerge from the studio with a brand new album and their own long-awaited shows. Performing to over 20,000 fans across these three headline concerts, in association with Live Nation, the band will be delivering a set of stone-cold hits alongside new material from one of the landmark albums of their illustrious career.

Lead singer Danny Bowes says; “There’s always been an incredible bond between our band and Thunder fans all around the world, nowhere more so than the UK, and we’re really proud of that. Our audience has continued to grow over the past few years, so these shows will be a coming together of our old fans and the new ones in a fantastic celebration. We’re extremely proud of the new album and we can’t wait to play the new songs alongside the classics.”

Joining Thunder on these shows will be REEF, who will be appearing as Special Guests. Reef have clocked up a sizeable array of hit singles and a formidable live presence since first exploding onto the music scene in 1994 as part of a revitalized Britrock scene alongside the likes of Skunk Anansie and Feeder.

Says lead singer Gary Stringer, “It is our great pleasure to be heading out on the road with a standalone band like Thunder. They’ve carved out their own path without conforming to anybody else’s ideals and we can’t wait to get on stage with them next year and have a huge party. Let the good times roll!”

Joining Thunder and Reef will be sharp-dressed, rhythm & blues rockers Tax The Heat from Bristol, whose debut EP was produced by the legendary Chris Goss (QOTSA, The Cult, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Masters Of Reality). Planet Rock described them thus; “They turn up looking like a modern-day Beatles in their suits. You wonder what’s going on here then? Then they launch into their tunes… and your jaw hits the floor!”

This tour brings together three great British bands, each with their own individual take on rock’n’roll, to deliver a fantastic night of music and celebration for fans old and new.

Tickets priced at £30 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee)(+booking fee) go on sale exclusively via Thunder’s Facebook store (http://goo.gl/D9kYSe) on Tues 2nd September at 9am. All other tickets go on sale on Friday 5th September here http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/thunder-tickets

Thunder’s brand new studio album will be revealed very shortly.

 Marron 5 Announce 2015 UK Tour.

Maroon 5Tuesday 2nd September 2014
As Maroon 5 fever grips the nation, the US pop superstars, armed with new album ‘V’, take it up another notch next spring with three UK arena dates with more to follow.

Recorded in LA over the past year with producers Max Martin, Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder, Shellback and Sam Martin, the much-anticipated ‘V’ reunites Maroon 5 with long-time keyboardist Jesse Carmichael. Rolling Stone raved about the new album saying ‘The 11 songs are precision-tuned and lustrously polished, jammed with hooks and choruses’ in their glowing 4* review.

With charismatic frontman Adam Levine at the helm, Maroon 5’s live shows are in a class of their own, as they showed earlier this year when they played two sold out O2 Arena dates in January to rave reviews. The Star called it “A masterclass of showmanship”, the Standard said that they had “returned in spectacular style” and the Telegraph that their set had “provided moments of pop perfection”.

Maroon 5 play (with Magic! supporting and Nick Gardner opening on all dates):

May 2015
Tue 26th LONDON, The SSE Arena, Wembley
Sun 31st BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena

June 2015:
Mon 1st MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena

Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as ‘Best New Artist’ in 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. Known for hit singles including ‘Moves Like Jagger’, ‘Makes Me Wonder’, ‘Won’t Go Home Without You’, ‘Misery’ and ‘Payphone’ the band first won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, ‘Songs About Jane’.

Maroon 5 are: Singer Adam Levine, guitarist James Valentine, bassist Mickey Madden, drummer Matt Flynn and keyboardist PJ Morton.

www.maroon5.com

Maroon 5 tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 5th September priced at £35/£45 regionally and £40/£48.50 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

 A Day To Remember Announce UK Tour For November.

A Day To rememberMonday 1st September 2014
Fresh from absolutely demolishing the main stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals (check out the coverage on the BBC here) and performing to a sold out, 7500 strong crowd at Cardiff Arena - A Day To Remember are pleased to announce their return to the UK this November.

Full dates are as follows:

November:
12th Portsmouth, Guildhall
14th Plymouth, Pavilions
15th Brighton, Centre
16th Leeds, O2 Academy
18th Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
19th Nottingham, Rock City
21st Sheffield, O2 Academy
23rd Newcastle, O2 Academy

Tickets cost £22 adv (subject to booking fee). All shows go on sale on Friday September 5th. http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/a-day-to-remember-tickets

A Day To Remember will also be hitting the road in the States this Autumn on their Parks and Devastation tour. Bring Me The Horizon, Motionless In White and Chiodos will join them on the tour. Head over to http://www.adtr.com for full dates.

Since their formation in 2003, Ocala, Florida’s A Day To Remember have grown from a small band with a dedicated local fan-base into a worldwide phenomenon, gaining the respect and adoration from their peers as much as their fans. This hasn’t been an overnight success story – A Day To Remember have worked hard to win over every fan they’ve made. Over the course of the band’s career, they have sold out entire continental tours, landed two Top 25 Billboard debuts and topped the Billboard Indie Albums Chart.

The band’s album “What Separates Me From You” was a major breakthrough. Upon its release the album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and has now sold over 300,000 units, putting the band’s entire catalog at well over a million sold. Their latest studio album, “Common Courtesy” was released on November 25th, 2013 to huge critical acclaim and has sold over 220,000 units since its release.

In 2014, A Day To Remember independently launched Self Help Festival, bringing in 12,000 fans to the festival in San Bernardino, California. Self Help will be making its debut in the Northeastern edition in Philadelphia in October of 2014. This past February - A Day To Remember played their largest headlining show to date to 9,000+ fans at London's Alexandra Palace on their House Party Tour.

 Toseland Announce Tour Dates.

ToselandMonday 1st September 2014
Fresh from support to Reef’s 20th Anniversary Tour as well as a host of headline dates (including a sold out Islington Academy in Dec 2013) and 2014 dates with Status Quo, Toseland have announced the release of their debut album “Renegade”.

“Renegade” is an album packed with powerful rock songs – from the balls out album opener “Life Is Beautiful” to the melodic piano lead of “Kingdoms”, from the driving layered riffs of “Emergency” to forthcoming single “Singer In A Band”. Previous singles “Life Is Beautiful” and “Renegade” were both A listed at Planet Rock and Team Rock radios, showing this is a band who know how to rock a melody. Pulsating rhythms are overlaid with the guitar work of Zurab Melua and the trademark distinctive vocals of James Toseland.

If the name might seem familiar it is because Toseland are a band fronted by double world superbike champion James Toseland. Throughout his career as a motorbike racer, music has been central to James life – so much so that he performed live at BBC’s Sports Personality Of the Year. When James was forced to retire through injury a journey into music started…

James met up with Toby Jepson (Little Angels) in March 2012 after a friend had recommended they might work well together. Jepson had no idea of James’ past but they clicked - personally and musically. James had the bones of several songs and an idea of the sound he wanted – one of the first tracks to emerge being album track Kingdoms (which James had been playing with for a while). The writing process was quick and the pair soon laid down instrumentation at Vale Studios with Jepson producing (credits include The Answer, Saxon and The Virgin Marys) and Steve Harris (Foo Fighters, U2) as engineer. James plays all the piano on the album. Vocals were recorded in five days at Jepson’s studio in Scarborough.

Toseland have already forged themselves a name as a powerful live act. 2013 saw them cross the country with a series of headline shows, supports (to Reef) and festival dates (Download, Planet Rockstock and the 2013 Moto GP at Silverstone).

Following a series of live dates with Status Quo other 2014 live dates are as follows:

Sat 19th July Brands Hatch, MCE British Superbike
Sun 20 July Steelhouse Festival, Gwent
Sat 26th July Rock and Blues Custom Show Old School Weekender Pentrich
Fri 1st August Cheshire, Carfest North
Fri 15th August Worksop, Clumber Park (with Status Quo)
Fri 22nd August Hampshire, Carfest South
Sat 30th August MOTO GP Silverstone
Sat 20th September Looe Festival, Cornwall
Sun 21st September Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 22nd September Bristol, The Fleece
Wed 24th September Glasgow, Stereo Café
Thu 25th September Aberdeen, The Tunnels
Sat 27th September Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sun 28th September Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Mon 29th September Cambridge, The Portland Arms
Tue 30th September Manchester, Academy 3
Thu 2nd October Northampton, The Roadmender
Wed 8th October 100 Club, London

 Royal Blood Announce Headline Tour.

Royal BloodMonday 1st September 2014
Fresh from the news that their self-titled debut album went straight to #1 with first week sales of 65,000 copies, Royal Blood can now confirm details of a new tour which includes their first ever London headline shows at the Electric Ballroom. Plus support from fellow British rock band Turbowolf.

Recently seen at the Reading, Leeds and Download festivals as well as guests to Arctic Monkeys at two huge shows in London’s Finsbury Park and at Dublin’s Marlay Park, Royal Blood’s reputation is building internationally too with extensive North American touring scheduled as well as strong opening week chart positions in Ireland (#1), Australia (#3) and New Zealand (#6), with more to follow imminently. Their upcoming tour dates are:
October
27th – Dublin, The Academy
29th – Newcastle, Riverside
30th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
31st – Sheffield, Leadmill


November
2nd – Manchester, Ritz
3rd – Liverpool, O2 Academy
4th – Birmingham, Institute
6th – London, Electric Ballroom
7th – London, Electric Ballroom
8th – Cambridge, Junction
10th – Portsmouth, Pyramids
11th – Oxford, O2 Academy 1
12th – Bristol, Bierkeller

 Pulled Apart By Horses Release New Album 'Blood' Today.

Pulled Apart By HorsesMonday 1st September 2014
Pulled Apart By Horses have announced a series of in store performances this week to mark the release of the bands new album ‘Blood’, which is released today!

As bassist Rob is still recuperating after being taken ill at last weekend’s Leeds Festival, the band will be performing these shows acoustically as a three piece, and will also be signing copies of the new album.

With current single ‘Lizard Baby’ playlisted at both Radio 1 and XFM the band have had a great summer so far. They recently released details of their own beer which has been brewed by Revolutions Brewery Co (http://www.revolutionsbrewing.co.uk) and they’ve announced a full UK tour for later in the year.

‘Blood’ is the follow up to 2012’s ‘Tough Love’, it was recorded in the band’s hometown of Leeds with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls) and is released on their new label Best of the Best through Sony/RED.

Full live dates are now:

September
1st Leeds HMV (acoustic instore, onstage 5pm)
2nd Kingston Banquet Records (acoustic instore, onstage 6pm)
3rd Cambridge HMV (acoustic instore, onstage 5pm)
5th London Rough Trade East (acoustic instore, onstage 6:30pm)

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

November
21st Manchester Gorilla
22nd Glasgow Stereo
24th Brighton The Haunt/Concorde 2
25th Birmingham Library
26th Bristol Fleece
28th London Heaven

 Delain Announce UK Tour.

DelianMonday 1st September 2014
DELAIN have announced three UK headline shows in November following their massive tour with Within Temptation earlier this year.

Charlotte Wessels is ready to return:
"UK Delainers, we've had such a great time with you when we joined Within Temptation on tour recently, now we're getting ready to share even more of our new record The Human Contradiction with you during our upcoming headline shows in November. So get ready! We're hugely looking forward to seeing you all there!"

Catch them here

DELAIN
November 2014
26th BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
27th MANCHESTER – Club Academy
28th GLASGOW – Cathouse

Sabaton + DELAIN + Battle Beast

January 2015
12th LONDON – HMV Forum

DELAIN recently premiered their brand new video “Stardust” with Metal Hammer.

See it here: http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-04-01/delain-drop-stardust-vid

DELAIN will not only enthrall Symphonic Metal fans with their fourth album "The Human Contradiction", but listeners new to the genre as well. With extremely catchy refrains, bewitching hooks and melodies, symphonic bombast and of course a good dose of Metal! That’s how Symphonic Metal has to sound in 2014! Vocalist supreme Charlotte Wessels and her equally talented band colleagues exceeded the highest expectations and have elevated the genre to a whole new level.

 Devilment Reveal Full Debut Album Details.

DevilmentMonday 1st September 2014
Witch County England's finest DEVILMENT, featuring the master of horrors Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON), published the first episode in a series of clips documenting the band's upcoming debut album, The Great And Secret Show last week and today sees the release of the second part. Watch as the guys discuss the album's title, artwork and lyrical concept: http://youtu.be/RF2e_tJFO_s

Check out Dani, Daniel and Lauren talking about the origin of the band's name, the musical direction and how it differs from CRADLE OF FILTH over on YouTube: http://youtu.be/CZ9BNnIduls

The band, consisting of Dani Filth (vocals), Daniel Finch (guitar & samples) Colin Parks (rhythm guitar/lead guitar), Nick Johnson (bass guitar), Aaron Boast (drums) and Lauren Francis (keyboards & vocals) recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment and the album is scheduled to be released just after Halloween, on November 3rd, 2014.

The track list for the new album reads as follows:
01. Summer Arteries
02. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me
03. Girl From Mystery Island
04. The Stake In My Heart
05. Living With The Fungus
06. Mother Kali
07. Staring At The Werewolf Corps
08. Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero
09. Laudanum Skull
10. The Great And Secret Show
Bonus Tracks
11. Beds Are Burning (MIDNIGHT OIL cover)
12. Psycho Babble
13. Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Pre-order the album: http://bit.ly/devilmentsigned

The Great And Secret Show was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins, who has previously worked with the likes of CRADLE OF FILTH, BEHEMOTH, AMON AMARTH, SYLOSIS and GAMA BOMB. The artwork was created by legendary Drake Mefestta.

Adds Filth: "The album cover depicts an intended escape by one of Jack The Ripper's victims, (followed as she is down a moonlit Victorian alley) into another enchanted realm. Some might read it as an imagined release from the horrible pain to follow, but the artist Drake Mefestta and I thought it served to show the lure of the mystical, amid a sea of debauch.

The artwork that follows in the booklet is a stunning articulate walk-through of that enchanted realm. The album is entitled The Great And Secret Show and concerns itself with the occult pulse behind the world, a land of imagination that can be slipped into at will. Like a generator buzzing behind everything. The truth behind the Wizards curtain. A phantasmagorical nightscape. A wonderland. A midnight playground. The fertile land of the dead."

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

DEVILMENT will be touring for the first time later this year and have announced a string of live dates with LACUNA COIL and MOTIONLESS IN WHITE:

LACUNA COIL
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
DEVILMENT
31.10.14 UK Bristol - Anson Rooms
01.11.14 UK London - The Forum
02.11.14 UK Glasgow - 02 ABC
04.11.14 UK Manchester - The Ritz
05.11.14 UK Birmingham - The Institute

 Asking Alexandria Unveal New Video.

Asking AlexandriaMonday 1st September 2014
UK sensation, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, have premiered a new video for the single 'Moving On'.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9lYwVm1NDg

'Moving On' is set for release on October 20th in support of the band's headline run of the UK during October and November.
After taking a break in early 2014, the band jumped feet first back in to touring with a slot on the U.S on the Rockstar Mayhem tour alongside Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Trivium and more. The upcoming UK tour will see ASKING ALEXANDRIA play 15 dates to nearly 30,000 people – double the numbers of their last, sold out headline UK tour - across the England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland. The Manchester date is already sold out, four months in advance.

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

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

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

 Butcher Babies To Release New EP.

Butcher BabiesMonday 1st September 2014
Taking a page from heroes METALLICA and GUNS N' ROSES, Los Angeles breakthrough metal act, BUTCHER BABIES, have recorded an EP of cover tunes that will surely please fans of the band, as well as fans of the artists that performed them originally. Titled “Uncovered”, this EP (digital only!) will be released on October 6 in Europe (September 30 in North America) and features the following five tracks:

“Uncovered” track-listing:
1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers (ZZ Top cover)
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away (Napoleon XIV cover)
3. Don't Give a Fuck (Suicidal Tendencies cover)
4. Crazy Horses (The Osmonds cover)
5. Pussy Whipped (S.O.D. cover)

BUTCHER BABIES' Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: "It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' by NAPOLEON XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat..."

BUTCHER BABIES' Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: "As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents' albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That's when I came across 'Crazy Horses' by THE OSMONDS; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it's still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah."
In regards to BUTCHER BABIES' cover of The Osmonds' "Crazy Horses", Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what THE OSMONDS were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The BUTCHER BABIES have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?"

BUTCHER BABIES released their Century Media debut full length “Goliath” beginning of 2014 and took part in that year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, where they are a mainstay on the Jagermeister stage and a breakout band of the fest. Following that, they toured the US with the legendary Glenn Danzig and were invited to play at Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare. Early 2014 saw the band invade Europe for the first time, where they quickly established themselves as one of the dominant new-comers in the global heavy metal scene. The band then spent the Spring of 2014 on tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DOWN, playing on many of America's premier metal festivals - Columbus OH's Rock on the Range and Oklahoma's Rocklahoma, to name a few. It was on this tour that the band made plans to record some of their favorite tunes. Each band member chose a track, and in the early summer of this year, they entered the studio with producer Logan Mader (Devildriver, Gojira, 5 Finger Death Punch) to dissect and "butcher" these five classics, creating something all their own.

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/wordsfromreuben

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

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

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

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

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

Waking The Fallen: Resurrected Track Listing

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

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

*Denotes bonus tracks only available in D2C pre-order

DVD Track Listing:

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

 Unearth Announce New Album.

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

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

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

 Example To Release New Single.

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

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

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

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

 Ranger Sign To Spinefarm Records.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Meshuggah Announce European Tour.

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

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

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

MESHUGGAH - 25 Years of Deviance tour dates:

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

 The Xcerts Announce UK Headline Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

 Hang the Bastard Added To King 810's Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Cavalera conspiracy To Release New Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

 Billy Idol Announces New Single and Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRACK LIST

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

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

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

 Gogol Bordello Announce UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Crossfaith Announce Headline Tour.

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

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

Frontman Kenta Koie comments on the tour:

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

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

 Bring Me The Horizon Announce Wembley Arena Supports.

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

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

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

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

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

December 2014
Friday 5th Wembley Arena

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

 Every Time I Die To Support Architects.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Architects Announce Biggest Headline Tour.

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

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

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

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

 Def Leppard To Preform At Wembley Stadium.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Album tracklisting;

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

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

PREPARE FOR HELL TOUR, FEATURING KORN & KING 810

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

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

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

 Dream Theater Announce Live Blu-Ray And DVD.

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

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

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

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

 Black Star Riders Choose Producer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Pierce The Veil And Sleeping With Sirens Announce World Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 At The Gates Reveal Album Details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Gates Announce New Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Wolf To Support Delian In November.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Equilibrium Announce One Off UK Show.

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

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

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

EQUILIBRIUM
TROLLFEST
NOTHGARD

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

 Dave Hause Covers Jenny Lewis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Fearless Vampire Killers Release New Album Details.

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

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

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

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

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

Track listing:
1) Intermission

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catch the band on tour at the following dates:

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

 CJ Wildheart Releases His Own Sauce.

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

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

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

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

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

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

What’s not to love?!

 Sleeping With Sirens Want You For Their Forthcoming Music Video.

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

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

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

Thursday 21st August The Underworld, London SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Mike Lepond's Silent Assassins To Release Debut Album.

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

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

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

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

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

 Von Hertzen Brothers Get To Work On Sixth Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Create To Inspire Announce Free EP.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Maine Announce UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Electric Wizard Reveal New Track.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A full supporting bill will be announced in due course.

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

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

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

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

 Example Announces Massive UK Tour.

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

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

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

Dates are below:

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

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

TICKETS ON SALE 9.00AM FRIDAY 22 AUGUST

 Lonely The Brave Reveal New Track.

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

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

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

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

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

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

DECEMBER
SATURDAY 13 CAMBRIDGE, JUNCTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 American Hi-Fi Release New Video.

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

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

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

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

 Steve Hackett Soon To Kick Off UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Hawkwind Team Up With Brian Blessed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Babymetal Announce One Off London Show.

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

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

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

November 8th 2014 London Brixton O2 Academy

Tickets go on sale 10am Wednesday 20th August.

 The Blackout Announce UK Headline Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

 Nuclear Blast Entertainment Sign Devilment.

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

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

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

And we have found that unconditional love at Nuclear Blast.

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

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

was created by legendary Drake Mefestta.

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

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

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

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

Tickets are available now.

 Vallenfyre To Hit The Road.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Asking Alexandria Announce New Single.

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

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

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


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

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

 Well Eavy Volume 1 Is Coming.

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

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

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

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

“Well ‘Eavy Volume 1” tracklist:

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

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

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

 Teenage Dirtbags Volume 2 Is Coming.

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

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

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

Pre-order ‘Teenage Dirtbags (Vol2) here:-
iTunes - http://teengdrtb.gs/RzYSZt
Amazon - http://teengdrtb.gs/3AlmsX

Meanwhile, dust off your sweatbands, spike up that Mohawk and GET INVOLVED for your chance to win a pair of RIP Download Festival 2015 weekend passes! Show us your best #TeenageDirtbags memories via Twitter, Facebook & Instagram, with the hashtag #TeenageDirtbags and you’ll be instantly entered into the competition. All images will be featured on http://www.teenagedirtbags2.com as part of our mega ‘rock salute mosaic’ and the very best image will be selected to win!

 Godsmack Go Number 1 In The America Rock Chart.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Darkest Hout To Support Machine Head.

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

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

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

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

DARKEST HOUR (supporting MACHINE HEAD)

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

 Darkest Era Announce Tour Dates.

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

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

Full dates are:

DARKEST ERA

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

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

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

 Machine Head Announce Eighth Studio Album.

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

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

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

Bloodstone & Diamonds track listing:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Jonathan Boulet Shares Track From His Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 In Hearts Wake Tour Dates.

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

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

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

Check out the latest videos from In Hearts Wake Below…

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

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

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

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

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

 Aversions Crown Sign To Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Machine Head Announce December UK Tour.

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

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

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

Full UK dates rack up as follows:

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

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

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

 Devil You Know To Support Machine Head.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Sleeping With Sirens Announce One Off Show.

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

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

Thursday 21st August The Underworld, London

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

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

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

 King 810 Release More Tracks Online.

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

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

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

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

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

 Skillet Announce First Ever UK Headline Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Finch Reveal New Album Artwork And Tracklist.

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

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

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

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


 Frankiero Airs New Song 'Joyriding'.

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

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

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

 Obey The Brave Detail New Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Decade Announce More Tour Dates.

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

Sept/Oct UK headline dates:-

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

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

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

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

 Manchester Orchestra Announce New Single And UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

 Pulled Apart By Horses Announce November Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full live dates are now:

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

 Beartooth Release New Video.

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

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

September:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 The Front Bottoms To Headout On Tour.

The Front BottomsMonday 11th August 2014
UK DATES
AUGUST 2014

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

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

 Billy Idol Announces Three UK Shows.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

 Professor Green Back With New Single 'Lullaby'.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Light It Up EP Track Listing:

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

Elisa and the Bear play the following dates:

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

 Boston Manor Tour Dates.

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

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

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

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

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

 The Lounge Kittens Announce Headline UK Tour.

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

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

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

Catch The Lounge Kittens at the below shows

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

 Gorgon City To Release New Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Unmissable’ ft Zak Abel out Sept 29th.

 Black Moth Announce September/October Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'Waking The Fallen: Resurrected' Track Listing

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

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

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

DVD Track Listing:

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

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

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

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

Twin Atlantic play:

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

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

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

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

 Marthyr Defiled Announce Headline UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catch the band on tour at the following dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Professor Green Back With New Single 'Lullaby'.

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

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

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

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

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

Watch the video HERE

 The Xcerts Set To Release 3rd Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Roam Go Tour Crazy.

RoamThursday 7th August 2014
Having just announced that they’ll be supporting Me Vs Hero around the UK in September, British pop-punkers ROAM are also heading out on a near-month-long stint around mainland Europe and the UK throughout November supporting