Vinnie Caruana Streams New Track.

Vinnie Caruana.Tuesday 24th May 2016
Vinnie Caruana is streaming a new track & video for 'We Don't Have to Die Alone'. Directed by Michael 'Yoshi' Jasionowski, the gorgeous video shows Caruana traveling across dramatic California landscapes. Long known and well respected in the punk community for fronting The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche, Caruana will release Survivor's Guilt in North America on Equal Vision Records and in the UK and Europe on Big Scary Monsters on May 27, 2016. Cover art and Survivor's Guilt's tracklisting can be found below. Pre-orders are available now via Equal Vision Records and Big Scary Monsters.
 
Caruana will embark on a Eastern US headlining tour in June with Brandon Reilly (The Movielife and Nightmare of You) performing an acoustic set of Nightmare of You songs in the direct support slot, and a West Coast US headlining tour in July. He will be performing songs off 'Survivor's Guilt', as well as songs from his other projects, backed by a full band. Tickets for the tour are available HERE.

US Tour Dates:
05/25 - West Babylon, NY @ Looney Tunes Records (acoustic in-store)
06/03 - Philadelphia, PA - Ortlieb's Lounge*
06/04 - Long Branch, NJ - The Brighton Bar*
06/05 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met*
06/07 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs*
06/08 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus*
06/09 - Hamden, CT - The Space*
06/10 - Syracuse, NY - Spark Contemporary* 
06/11 - Albany, NY - The Hollow*
06/12 - Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar*
06/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose*
06/15 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen*
06/16 - Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room*
06/17 - Lakewood, OH - Mahall's*
06/19 - Amityville, NY - The Amityville Music Hall*
07/12 - Seattle, WA - The Funhouse
07/13 - Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne
07/15 - San Francisco, CA @Thee Parkside
07/16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
07/17 - Bakersfield, CA @ B-Ryders
07/19 - Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar
07/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
07/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

* = w/ Brandon Reilly

 Rob Lynch Announces Second Studio Album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway'.

Rob Lynch.Tuesday 24th May 2016
London-based singer songwriter Rob Lynch has announced the release of his second album via Xtra Mile Recordings. 'Baby, I'm A Runaway' will be released on July 22 and the first track to be revealed comes in the form of some conflicting emotions with 'Sure Thing'. As Lynch states "it's a song about being in a bit of a slump and longing for someone to drag you out of it, whether that be through a person themself or through music/literature (there's a few nods to my favourite writers/artists in there). The joyous nature of the music is supposed to win out over the downbeat lyrics to invoke an overall sense that everything will be alright."
 
Rob Lynch wrote his debut full length, 'All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul', over the course of the seven years that preceded its 2014 release. The journey since has taken him on well-worn roads around Germany and all over the UK. There was a long, hot summer on the Warped Tour in North America, and there were inspiring nights spent sharing stages with Charlie Simpson, Thees Uhlmann and Augustines. There were huge, life-affirming weekends treading the boards at 2000 Trees, Groezrock and Slam Dunk Festivals, too.
 
But in another sense, that journey has led to places that cannot be found on any map. It led to the 10 songs that make up his new record; songs of self-assessment, songs of apology, songs of mourning, hope, love and growth. The young man who wrote the introspective, ultra-personal songs in search of a bar that would save his soul was looking even deeper now, with a whole new perspective and renewed passion. He beat himself up with words that reflected the flaws and failings he'd shied away from facing before, but he also found expressions of gratitude, joy and optimism, fuelled by the wealth of incredible memories, experiences and achievements he'd notched on his travels. He wrote songs about friendship, about family, and the ties that bind. He wrote about life in all its curious, challenging and brilliant splendour.
 
Musically, this material demanded an expansion of the sound established on the first album. Enlisting the help of his good friends in long-time live backing band Jonny Ward (guitar), Tom Aylott (bass) and Charlie Thomas (drums), Rob once again recorded with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / Recreations) and Jay Malhotra at Amazing Grace Studios in Hoxton, London. Rob's friends in We Are The Ocean and Deaf Havana joined the crew in the studio for a couple of creative nights, lending their voices to some of the tracks on the album. Driven by the positivity and warmth that sparked the ideas, the sounds that emerged naturally envelope much poppier, more upbeat melodies, but never come at the expense of the intimacy and honesty that he's made his stock in trade.
 
LIVE DATES:
 
May:
27th - York - The Black Swan
28th - Leeds - Slam Dunk Festival
29th - Birmingham - Slam Dunk Festival
30th - Hatfield - Slam Dunk Festival
 
June:
2nd - London - The Scala (supporting Fatherson)
 
July:
7th - 2000 Trees Festival 
19th - Wiesbaden (DE) - Schlachthof
20th - Hamburg (DE) - Uebel & Gefährlich Dachgarten
21st - Berlin (DE) - Sommerloft
22nd - Halle (DE) - Objekt 5
23rd - Hannover (DE) - Lux
24th - Cologne (DE) - Blue Shell
 
TRACKLISTING:
1. Prove It!
2. Runaway
3. Selfish Bones
4. Sure Thing
5. Closer
6. Tectonic Plates
7. Salt Spring
8. Good For Me
9. Youth
10. Kings & Queens  

 LEss Than 100 Days Till Bloodstock Festival.

Bloodstock.Tuesday 24th May 2016
There's less than 100 days until BLOODSTOCK 2016!!  While we've been revealing many killer bands for you to mosh to all festival, there's plenty more on-site to see and do besides watch the awesome bill (and for regulars, we don't mean bin-jousting or Deli Kate)!  BLOODSTOCK knows the meaning of both heavy and metal...!

While you might be feeling a little weakened at times over the weekend (especially if you've been taking advantage of the real ales on site), BLOODSTOCK are delighted to welcome some of the strongest people in the world to the festival!  For the first time, BLOODSTOCK and the 100% CA team will host 2 special strongmen events. On Saturday, 20 top athletes from across Europe will compete for the title of 'Europe's Strongest Man Under 90kgs'. Then on Sunday, see what pure strength is all about, in the 'BLOODSTOCK's Strongest Man' challenge, showcasing some of the biggest and strongest competitors handpicked from around the world.  Don't worry, they're not planning a face-off with festival attendees, but we wouldn't recommend spilling their pint.

Over the 2 days, the athletes will complete 2 events in each title, including a max deadlift event, and we hope to see 400kgs pulled on Sunday!  Plus, an overhead log-press for reps, a loading medley consisting of 5 objects, 2 which weigh 19 stone!  Not to mention, a gruelling back-to-back tug of war. Joining us, will be World's Strongest Man and Arnold's competitor, the South of England's Strongest Man Rob Frampton, and Dave Meer, the local Tamworth multi-record-breaking strongman who has competed in the UK's Strongest Man numerous times.  With the support of XplosiveApe, USN, and Rebel Strength, we will be bringing you the best in the country!

If swords and armour are more your thing, don't miss the ferocious BATTLE OF THE NATIONS UK historical fighting team, on site from Friday-Sunday!  BLOODSTOCK is thrilled - if slightly trepadacious - that they can lay waste to Catton Park again this August. The UK Federation regularly compete around the world, and are ranked among the very best.  Look out for their regular "demonstrations" (by which we mean, a no-holds-barred full-contact scrap with broad swords, maces, and an array of other brutal Medieval weaponry) in the main arena.  We wouldn't recommend spilling their mead either.

Field Captain Rob 'Moose' Morris comments, "BLOODSTOCK is always the most popular event we host in the tournament calendar.  The unique atmosphere and amazing music always combine to a complete unreal experience.  Showing the music fans what being a real metal-head involves; wearing 16kg of armour and caning the hell out of your opponent in August!"  Wish them luck with their BLOODSTOCK warm up this month, taking on the Battle Of The Nations World Championships in both the classic 5v5 Bohurt and female fighter categories.


On the musical side, already announced for 2016 are our three headliners, TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX.  Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many, many more.  Additional bands are being announced regularly so keep up to date via BLOODSTOCK's official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

BLOODSTOCK takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016. Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages, are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.

 Gojira Debut New Song 'Silvera'.

Gojira.Tuesday 24th May 2016
Roadrunner Records group Gojira have debuted "Silvera," the second song to be released off their anticipated new LP MAGMA.  "Silvera" is accompanied by a Drew Cox directed music video shot in New York City, which is streaming now at www.Gojira-Music.com. "Silvera" follows lead single "Stranded," which has already garnered 1.3 Million views on the band's official YouTube channel and charted in the Top 25 on Spotify's US Viral 50 chart. Pre-orders for MAGMA are currently available at www.Gojira-Music.com, with all orders receiving instant grat downloads of "Stranded" and "Silvera" MAGMA arrives everywhere June 17th. 

Recorded at the band's own Silver Cord Studio in Ridgewood, Queens, MAGMA is produced, mixed and engineered by Gojira. It is the first of Gojira's albums to be recorded at Silver Cord, their new NYC headquarters which brothers Joe and Mario Duplantier began building out by hand in 2014 as detailed by Rolling Stone.  

Gojira return to the UK to perform at the Download and Bloodstock festivals this Summer. The band currently feature on the front cover of Metal Hammer and will also appear at the magazine's Golden God Awards on June 13, where frontman Joe Duplantier is nominated for Best Shredder. 

 Beartooth Drop New Song 'Hated'.

Beartooth.Tuesday 24th May 2016
Columbus, OH hardcore band Beartooth have dropped a new track "Hated" ahead of the release of their new album 'Aggressive' due out June 3rd via Red Bull Records.

Check out the new track here and be sure not to miss their performance at this year's Download Festival.

Pre-order Aggressive here:  http://beartoothband.com/
In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo's basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music's stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. They've earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten daytime airplay across the globe and been named a "New Artist You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone.

For Aggressive, Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album's 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

 Yashin Announce Tour Dates.

Yashin.Tuesday 24th May 2016
YASHIN, who just released their 3rd full length album "The Renegades" on Sony Music, are teaming up with their friends in "VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE" for an extended UK tour in autumn 2016.
br> "I have been friends with Michael (Vampire) for many years - and we are stoked to go on a co-headlining tour together with his band!", comments Yashin singer Harry Radford.

"We are very excited for this Yashin / Vampires Everywhere run", adds Michael Vampire.

The line up will be completed by Gothenburg, Sweden’s new export FIRSTBORN, who will release their second, self titled album in late September 2016.

YASHIN(UK)  & VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE (USA)
co-headlining tour Autumn 2016:
Support: FIRSTBORN (SWE)

27 Sep          Bedford,                     ENGLAND    Esquires
28 Sep          Milton Keynes,             ENGLAND    Crauford Arms

13 Oct                        Southampton              ENGLAND    Talking Heads
14 Oct                        Birmingham                ENGLAND    The Courtyard
15 Oct                        Norwich                      ENGLAND    Waterfront
18 Oct                        Leamington SPA          ENGLAND    Zephyr Lounge
19 Oct                        Reading                     ENGLAND    Sub 89
20 Oct                        Derby                         ENGLAND    The Venue
21 Oct                        Plymouth                    ENGLAND    The Hub
23 Oct                        London                       ENGLAND    Underworld
24 Oct                        Cardiff                         WALES         The Globe
25 Oct                        Bristol                         ENGLAND    The Fleece
26 Oct                        York                            ENGLAND    Fibbers
27 Oct                        Chester                      ENGLAND    Live Rooms
30 Oct                        Newcastle                  ENGLAND    Think Tank
31 Oct                        Inverness                   SCOTLAND Ironworks. "

 The Black Queen Announce UK Tour.

Black Queen.Tuesday 24th May 2016
The Black Queen, the LA-based electronic alternative outfit featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato, Telefon Tel Aviv/NIN's Josh Eustis and programmer/guitarist  Steven Alexander, will return to the UK this September for 3 shows.  The band released their debut album, Fever Daydream in January of this year to mass critical acclaim.

Be sure to catch their incredible live show at one of the following venues:

September
26th                   U.K, London, The Jazz Cafe
27th                   U.K, Bristol, Thekla
28th                   U.K, Manchester, Deaf Institute
30th                   Russia, St. Petersburgh, Place

October
1st                      Russia, Moscow, Volta Club
3rd                      Germany, Cologne, Gebaulde 9
4th                      France, Paris, Le Klub
5th                      Germany, Berlin, Gretchen
6th                      Holland, Amsterdam, Upstairs at The Paradiso
7th                      Poland, Warsaw, Hybrydy
8th                      Denmark, Copenhagen, Beta

Tickets on sale on Friday 20th May. UK Tickets available from: http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/the-black-queen-tickets

Fever Daydream was written and recorded in what the band has described as a hollowed-out, roach infested Downtown LA warehouse that they also lived in during recording, with Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, M83, The Naked and Famous) executive producing.

"Originally, we had envisioned this project being something much more gauzy and probably guitar-oriented," said Eustis in an interview with Rolling Stone. "At some point it just took a left turn and became very electronic."  In the same interview Puciato joked, "It was rare to find someone else who I could talk about Death, Leprosy, with as well as a New Edition song."  It was those seemingly disparate influences that brought the three musicians together, from Puciato's teenage years of watching MTV's 120 Minutes while simultaneously knowing all of Jodeci's lyrics, Eustis' affinity for Kraftwerk and New Edition, and Alexander's childhood home which championed as much metal as they did R&B.

Rolling Stone premiered the video for "Maybe We Should" (watch here), which continues The Black Queen's integration of striking, Corbijn-influenced visuals into their work.  The clip, which is set in downtown Los Angeles, a location that has proved to be a major influence on the band's music, was filmed by Jesse Draxler and The Black Queen.

"The overall aesthetic to me is as important as the music," explains Puciato, of the thought and attention that goes into all of the band's imagery including the two previously released videos: 'The End Where We Start" and "Ice to Never" .  "We care about every detail of everything involved, and treat every aspect as an opportunity for expression. To make everything intersect. In that way, this feels more like an art project than a band. With the record just happening to be a form. There's a lot of freedom in that approach, as well as pride and care that develops from it. Caring and attention to detail reinforces itself

 Band Of Skulls Premier New Track 'Bodies'.

Band Of Skulls.Tuesday 24th May 2016
Band Of Skulls has premiered new track 'Bodies': https://bos.lnk.to/BodiesVideo. Lifted from the band's forthcoming album By Default, due for release on May 27 via BMG, 'Bodies' is available as an instant grat upon album pre-order and is streaming now. It follows the Radio 1 and Radio X supported tracks 'Killer' and 'So Good'.

The trio just performed two sold out London gigs this week and are Friday headliners of the Concorde 2 at The Great Escape. A packed touring schedule also includes a UK tour culminating with a London Roundhouse date on October 26 in addition to festival slots at the likes of Glastonbury and Benicassim. A full list of current tour dates is below.

By Default, their fourth album, was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded in Rockfield Studios. It is the sound of a group on the sharpest form of their career, more engaged and focused than they've ever been. The follow up to 2014's Himalayan, from the English trio - made up of Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums) – the new record came about via a conscious decision from the band to take a step back from their relentless world-wide touring schedule, having never spent more than a month off the road in the last 2 years. The upcoming live shows – for which the band will be joined by touring member, Portico's Milo Fitzpatrick - will be the first airing of new material from By Default.

"It's definitely a new era," says Russell Marsden. "The first three records were like a trilogy, a piece of work in of themselves. We wanted to do those things, and we did them all. We took a breath, took a look at what we'd done, and started from scratch again."

Photo download (credit Andy Cotterill): http://bit.ly/1W5VBHe

Upcoming shows:  
May 20                   Brighton                 The Great Escape (headlining Concorde 2)
May 27                   Southampton        HMV instore performance and signing
May 24                   Paris                       Le Trabendo
May 25                   Amsterdam           Paradiso
May 28                   Liverpool                 Soundcity
June 4                     Cardiff                    Cardiff City Stadium (w/ Stereophonics & Vaccines)
June 25                  Glastonbury          Glastonbury Festival
July 9                      France                    Jalles House Rock Festival
July 14                    Dour, Belgium       Dour Festival
July 15                    Benicassim, Spain Benicassim Festival
July 16                    Wiesen, Austria    Out Of The Woods Festival 
July 22                    Huntingdon           Secret Garden Party Festival
July 29                    Cornwall                Leopallooza Festival
July 30                    Derbyshire            Y Not Festival
July 31                    Kendal                    Kendal Calling Festival
Aug 12                    Berlin, Germany   Pure & Crafted Festival
Aug 28                    Winterthur, Switz Winterthur Musikfestwochen
Oct 20                    Leeds                     Stylus
Oct 21                    Manchester          Albert Hall            
Oct 22                    Newcastle              Northumbria Uni
Oct 24                    Bristol                     SWX
Oct 25                    Nottingham           Rock City
Oct 26                    London                  Roundhouse
Nov 17                    Southampton        Engine Rooms

Tickets available via https://bos.lnk.to/BoSTickets

 Lawson To Release New Album This Summer.

Lawson.Monday 23rd May 2016
Platinum-selling rock pop band Lawson today return with their brand new single 'Where My Love Goes.' The track is the third offering to be taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Perspective', which is available to pre-order now.
 
Lead singer Andy Brown says, "'Where My Love Goes' is the most romantic song I've written, it's about being with the person you love even if you're far away. I wanted to write an infectious chorus that gets stuck in your head."
 
The accompanying video documents Andy's real-life proposal to his girlfriend, Joey. Inviting her to take photographs of the band on the set of their new video is all, unbeknownst to her, a ruse to actually pop the question mid-performance. Mixed in with a montage of personal video clips of the pair throughout their relationship, he says, "The video was the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life. My heart was beating out my chest all day, I was shaking that much I couldn't even put the ring on Joey's finger! I'm so happy to have that memory for the rest of our lives."
 
Four years since writing 'Chapman Square'- the top 5 debut album which spawned five top 10 singles and saw Lawson sell a million records in the UK alone, the band's frontman reflects on how finding love has influenced the concept of Perspective - due for release this summer - "'Chapman Square' was about losing love, 'Perspective' is about finding it. The band have been through a lot over the last couple of years. These incredible life changing moments have made us who we are today, this is our perspective."
 
Lawson are Andy Brown (lead vocals/ guitars), Ryan Fletcher (bass), Joel Peat (guitar), and Adam Pitts (drums).
 
'Perspective' is released on July 8th on Polydor and is available to pre-order now.
 

 Delian Announce November Tour.

Delian.Monday 23rd May 2016
DELAIN have just announced they return to the UK and Ireland in November 2016 to support the upcoming album release scheduled for the summer 2016!!!

Make sure to catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates!

With Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS:

8th - BIRMINGHAM – Institute
9th - GLASGOW - The Classic Grand
11th - DUBLIN - Button Factory
12th - MANCHESTER – The Ritz
13th - LONDON – Koko
15th - NORWICH – Waterfront
16th - SOUTHAMPTON - Engine Rooms
17th - CARDIFF - Tramshed

Tickets will be on sale May 23rd at 10am.


DELAIN will be appearing at Download Festival 2016 which takes place at Donington Park between June 10 – 12, 2016. For up to date information and tickets visit: http://downloadfestival.co.uk


DELAIN FESTIVAL DATES 2016:

30.04.16 DE - Losheim am See, Hexentanz Festival
03.06.16 RO - Bucharest, Metalhead Meeting
04.06.16 CZ - Pilsen, Metalfest
12.06.16 UK - Donington, Download
17.06.16 FR - Clisson, Hellfest
19.06.16 BE - Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
25.06.16 HU - Balatonszemes, Rockpart
01.07.16 FI - Helsinki, Tuska Festival
08.07.16 DE - Geiselwind, Out & Loud
16.07.16 DE - Balingen, Bang Your Head Festival
28.07.16 SI - Tolmin, Metaldays
13.08.16 ES - Villena, Leyendas del Rock

European tour dates

DELAIN
With Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS

14.10.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
15.10.2016 DE – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16.10.2016 DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
17.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
19.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbia-Theater
20.10.2016 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
21.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
22.10.2016 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
25.10.2016 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
27.10.2016 AT – Vienna, Szene
28.10.2016 DE – Munich, Backstage
29.10.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
30.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
31.10.2016 FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
02.11.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena
03.11.2016 FR – Toulouse, Metronum
04.11.2016 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
05.11.2016 FR – Lille, Le Splendid
06.11.2016 BE – Antwerp, Trix Air

 Tarja Releases New Album.

Equilibium Announce European Tour.Monday 23rd May 2016
German epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, will release their brand-new opus entitled 'Armageddon', on August 12th via Nuclear Blast Records. In support of this upcoming release, the band will tour Europe this autumn to present the new material to the fans!
Direct support will come from Dutch folk metallers HEIDEVOLK. German Black Forest Metallers FINSTERFORST will also be be supporting.
Epic Melodic Death virtuoso's NOTHGARD which includes EQUILIBRIUM's Dom R. Crey on guitar will also be on most dates- (excluding: Kraków, Warsaw, London, Paris, Rennes, Toulouse, Madrid, Barcelona & Lyon)

René Berthiaume commented on the tour:
"We're really looking forward to tour Europe once again after two years. Our new album has become extremely wicked; now we want to cement this fact live as well. We're also happy about HEIDEVOLK, FINSTERFORST and NOTHGARD joining us on this run. I think the fans can look forward to exciting and diverse shows, packed with epic, pagan and melodic death metal!"

Full dates and the UK ticket link provided below:

Armageddon - Europe 2016
Presented by:
Legacy, metal.de, Noizeletter, Nuclear Blast, RockHard, RTN Touring

w/ HEIDEVOLK, FINSTERFORST, NOTHGARD
22.09.  D          Nürnberg - Hirsch
24.09.  D          Leipzig - Hellraiser
25.09.  CZ        Prague - Nova Chmelnice
26.09.  A          Wien - Szene
28.09.  PL        Cracov - Kwadrat*
29.09.  PL        Warsaw - Progresja*
30.09.  D          Berlin - Bi Nuu
01.10.  D          Bochum - Matrix
02.10.  NL        Eindhoven - Dynamo
03.10.  UK        London - Underworld*
http://www.seetickets.com/event/equilibrium/underworld/986601
05.10.  F          Paris - Divan Du Monde*
06.10.  F          Rennes - Antipode*
07.10.  F          Toulouse - Metronum*
08.10.  E          Madrid - Arena*
09.10.  E          Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2*
10.10.  F          Lyon - CCO Villeurbanne*
11.10.  CH       Pratteln - Z7
12.10.  B          Vosselaar - Biebob
13.10.  F          Colmar - Grillen
14.10.  D          Karlsruhe - Substage
15.10.  D          München - Backstage
16.10.  A          Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
*without NOTHGARD

More EQUILIBRIUM dates:
24.06.  FIN       Nummijärvi - Nummirock
13.07.  H          Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
14.07.  D          Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
15.07.  D          Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
05.08.  D          Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08.  E          Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
12.08.  D          Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
17.08.  D          Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
20.08.  S          Falun - Sabaton Open

 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Lineup Complete..

Golden Gods.Monday 23rd May 2016
Metal Hammer cover stars Gojira and Swedish melodeath giants Amon Amarth complete the live lineup of this year's Metal Hammer Golden God Awards in association with Fireball. The full live lineup, which also includes Halestorm and A Salute To Lemmy with Saxon and Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell of Motörhead, are the only UK shows for any of the bands outside of festival appearances – and tickets cost just £6.66!

The evening's host, and holding the whole show together, is Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta. Currently on tour in America, Jasta is one of the most charismatic and engaging frontmen in the business, and is the perfect person to keep the Golden Gods' moshpit in check! Hatebreed released their seventh album, 'The Concrete Confessional', on May 13 this year. Metal Hammer awarded it 8 out of 10, calling it "Unapologetic, relentlessly angry, and without a filler track to be found... exhilarating to the very last syllable."

Taking place at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London on June 13, headlining the ceremony will be A Salute To Lemmy - a celebration of the life of one of rock's most inspirational icons that will see Saxon joined onstage by Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell of Motörhead to play a set of classic songs from both bands. Also confirmed are Grammy Award-winners Halestorm, whose sure-to-be-incredible performance will be one of only two in the UK this year.

Gojira are one of the most exciting and innovative bands in metal. Set to release their much-anticipated sixth album, 'Magma', on June 17 – a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed 'L'Enfant Sauvage' – they have always pushed the boundaries and challenged their listeners with genre-defying music. The band's sound develops with each album and their live shows are among the most captivating in the world. They start a world tour at the end of May that will take them through Europe, the US and Canada.

Amon Amarth released their 10th album, 'Jomsviking', in March of this year to resounding acclaim. Their first concept album, it allows the band to demonstrate the full dynamic force of their music, and shows why they are one of the world's leading heavy metal bands. A live powerhouse, they are currently touring the US, and will be going on to conquer Europe in June and July. Live, Amon Amarth are like nothing else; their intensity is immense and unwavering, delivered with a power like no others.

Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer Magazine and TeamRock Executive Director, says, "This isn't a bill for the faint-of-heart. From the goblet-hoisting, festival-headlining might of Amon Amarth to the peerless innovative brilliance of our latest cover stars Gojira, this is going to be a fire breathing monster of a party. Nothing but the best for the people who've supported Metal Hammer in all its forms for all these years. Horns up!"

There are two ways to be part of this incredible show:
Simply vote for this year's winners at www.metalhammer.com/awards to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets – voting is open NOW.  
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Each Golden God Awards ticket includes a FREE 3-month TeamRock+ membership worth £11.97, giving unlimited access to full magazine content online from Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Prog and The Blues Magazine as well as exclusive content, events and offers.

 Vintage Trouble For June Tour.

Vintage Trouble.Monday 23rd May 2016
August 2015 saw the release of Vintage Trouble's first album for Blue Note Records – 1 Hopeful Rd.  – to widespread critical and commercial acclaim.

1 Hopeful Rd. includes the first single "Run Like The River", the deep soul ballad "Another Man's Words," "Angel City, California," a stomping, joyous ode to Vintage Trouble's hometown of Los Angeles, and "Doin' What You Were Doin'," which demonstrates the band's gift for penning startlingly honest songs about matters of the heart. It was produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer Don Was, who is President of Blue Note Records, the band's U.S. label.

2015 saw Vintage Trouble support AC/DC across Australia, Europe and the USA, in amongst a host of sold out headline shows (including London's Koko), festivals appearances (including BST at Hyde Park) and other major support slots (including opening for Paloma Faith at London's O2 Arena). It says much about the bands widespread appeal that they can support both AC/DC and Paloma Faith!

2016 sees Vintage Trouble embark on an extensive European tour. The UK dates are as follows

Wed 22nd June 2016                         London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Thurs 23rd June 2016                         Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 24th June 2016                               Middlesborough, The Middlesborough Empire
Sat 25th June 2016                              Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
Mon 27th June 2016                          Leamington Spa, The Assembly
Tues 28th June 2016                           Cardiff, Tramshed
Wed 29th June 2016                          Southampton, Engine Rooms
Thurs 30th June 2016                         Brighton, Concorde 2
 

 Tarja Releases New Album.

Tarja.Monday 23rd May 2016
While waiting for August 5th and the release of Tarja's new album "The Shadow Self", the queen of heavy rock has yet another surprise for her fans:
Tarja and earMUSIC proudly announce the release of the new album's prequel "The Brightest Void". With over 50 minutes of new music, the extra album will sweeten the wait until August!

Tarja explains:
"Surprise, surprise! I genuinely hope that 'The Brightest Void' is a pleasant surprise to each and every one of you. During the long process of recording the songs for my new studio album 'The Shadow Self', I realised that there were so many tracks, too many too dear to me, for just one album. So this time I decided to keep nothing for myself and to share all my favourite new songs with you, the fans, who have shown such passionate and constant support.
'The Brightest Void' gives more than a first taste of 'The Shadow Self'; it is a full album filled with 9 songs! I am sure that everyone will immediately discover how much 'The Brightest Void' and 'The Shadow Self' are entwined with each other but, at the same time, are two independent records which stand on their own. I hope the release of the prequel sweetens the wait until August and that you will like the songs as much as I do. I will present songs from both albums already in summer festivals and in my headliner tour later this year.

As always, keep your eyes open. There might be further surprises down the road."

"The Brightest Void" will be released on June 3rd, 2016 on earMUSIC as 1CD Digipak, 1LP+Download Code and Digital. The specially priced prequel to Tarja's upcoming studio album "The Shadow Self" will be available for physical and digital pre-order starting on April 8th, 2016.

"The Brightest Void" features not one but three incredible guest artists: fellow Finnish star Michael Monroe, icon of the glam rock scene and former front man of inspiring band Hanoi Rocks; Chad Smith (who doesn't need any further introduction) and a new mix of Within Temptation's collaboration "Paradise (What about us)" carried out with Tarja and world renowned sound engineer and producer Tim Palmer. The prequel presents Tarja's new single "No Bitter End" as the album opener and furthermore shakes you with an incredible cover of Sir Paul McCartney's overlooked gem "House Of Wax" and adds a new twist to Dame Shirley Basseys' James Bond main theme hit "Goldfinger".

Tracklist "The Brightest Void"
1. No Bitter End -Video Clip Version
2. Your Heaven And Your Hell - with Michael Monroe
3. Eagle Eye - with Chad Smith on drums
4. An Empty Dream  
5. Witch Hunt
6. Shameless
7. House of Wax
8. Goldfinger
9. Paradise (What About Us) - New Mix of the collaboration with Within Temptation and Tarja

 Rival Sons Release New Album.

Rival Sons.Monday 23rd May 2016
'Hollow Bones' is the brand new studio album from Long Beach, California rock 'n' roll phenomenon Rival Sons, their first since the release of 'Great Western Valkyrie' in 2014, an album which charted in 14 countries around the world and saw the band appear on 'Later... with Jools Holland' in the UK, 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in the US, play at the Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals, and win consistently rave reviews for their pulsating live shows.

Vocalist Jay Buchanan said "Each record we've made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band's essence. This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed."  Recorded in Nashville's LCS studios, 'Hollow Bones' sees recent  2 x Grammy winner Dave Cobb on producer duties yet again who commented "Rival Sons are the best rock 'n' roll band on the planet!"

Having supported some of the biggest and best names in rock history, including being hand-picked to support Black Sabbath on their current final world tour, following sold out tour after sold out tour, and recently being added to the main stages at Europe's premier festivals such as Download UK (main stage Sat. 11th June), Download France, and Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park in Germany, the Rival Sons rock 'n' roll train continues to gain momentum, with the new album ready to propel the band even further than before.

Arguably the most soulful voice in rock music today, Jay Buchanan's vocal performance on the album is as fiery and passionate as ever. Infused perfectly with Scott Holiday's fuzzy guitars, powerful bass lines courtesy of Dave Beste, and held together by the precise drumming of Michael Miley, the lead single, "Hollow Bones Pt. 1" and the electrifying anthem "Pretty Face" encapsulate the refined and perfected Rival Sons sound. The final track, "All That I Want", is a tender, touching finale, where the guitars take a backseat, allowing Buchanan to deliver a raw and genuinely breathtaking performance.

Always a band who feel artwork is as much a part of the album experience as the music, their first outing was a collaboration with legendary artist Storm Thorgerson, known for many iconic album covers from the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.  This time they have teamed up with artist Martin Wittfooth, whose intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition on a piece called "Rainsong". Guitarist Scott Holiday commented "I discovered Martin Wittfooth about half way through making 'Hollow Bones'. I was immediately drawn into his work. I loved his imagery with animals and felt it was calm and unnerving all at the same time. I also loved the touch of whimsy and beautiful psychedelic overtones he used. First time I saw his work I immediately felt it was right for this album. I won't try to overly interpret the album cover or explain in detail why I believe it works perfectly with the album..but I can safely say I think this just might be my favorite cover of ours yet."

Rival Sons are currently the sole support on the current Black Sabbath The End Tour, and their only UK scheduled date is Download Festival's main stage on Saturday 11th June.

Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com

Rival Sons tour dates with Black Sabbath:
* = Rival Sons only
Jun. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Arena
Jun. 03 - Nuremburg, Germany - Rock Im Park *
Jun. 05 - Mendig, Germany - Rock Am Ring *
Jun 06  - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg *
Jun. 08 - Berlin, Germany - Waldebuhne
Jun. 11 - Donington, UK - Download Festival *
Jun. 12 - Paris, France - Download Festival *
Jun. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona
Jun. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Jun. 18 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Festival*
Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
Jun. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock *
Jun. 25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhell *
Jun. 27 - Leipzig, Germany -  Werk 2*
Jun. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Jun. 30 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
Jul. 02 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
Jul. 05 - Riga, Latvia - Arena Latvia
Jul. 07 - Helsinki, Finland - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena
Jul. 14 - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival*
Aug. 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 20 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 26 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Aug. 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 29 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
Sep. 02 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 - Chicago,  IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 10 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Ampitheatre
Sep. 13 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Sep. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 19 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Sep. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 24 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre

 Starset To Support Breaking Benjamin.

Starset.Monday 23rd May 2016
US rock act Starset are set to tour Europe in May/June 2016.  The dates are as follow

Fri 27th May 2016             Koko, London UK (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sun 29th May                         Melkweg, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Mon 30th May                       Huxleys, Berlin GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sat 4th June                             Rock Am Ring, Mendig GERMANY FESTIVAL
Sun 5th June                            Rock Im Park, Nurnberg GERMANY FESTIVAL
Mon 6th June                          X-Tra, Zurich SWITZERLAND (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Tues 7th June                         Alcatraz, Milan ITALY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Tues 14th June                      DOCKS, Hamburg GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Fri 17th June                          Stadium Live, Moscow RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sat 18th June                          A2, St Petersburg RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Mon 20th June                       Debaser Media, Stockholm SWEDEN (support to Breaking Benjamin)

2014 saw Starset release their debut album "Transmissions" to widespread critical acclaim. Lead single "My Demons" was playlisted across UK radio. The band are currently finalizing their new studio album which is due for release in the fall in 2016.

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

Starset have sold over 85,000 albums and more than 400,000 tracks to date worldwide. The band also has over 100 Million Streams and 350 Million Youtube views worldwide.

You can read more about Starset and The Starset Society here:
http://starsetonline.com/    http://thestarsetsociety.org/

 Wilson Release Video For 'Windows Down'.

Wilson.Monday 23rd May 2016
Detroit rockers WILSON offer a glimpse of life on the road in their latest video for 'Windows Down', which you can watch premiering exclusively on VEVO here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/wilson/Windows-Down!/USRZR1600113.  The clip was partly shot on their recent UK tour and US dates.

When describing the idea behind the video, vocalist Chad Nicefield explains, "With this piece, we wanted to take you into the belly of the beast of WILSON. We pride ourselves on being 5 dudes that work hard, so we can party hard. The footage here is mostly taken from our recent adventures overseas, where we headlined shows for the very first time outside of North America.  We shared rooms with some incredible people while over there, embraced our roots of small sweaty venues and even spliced in footage of WILSON at home and in our stank box of a van, Betty White.  It truly captures our spirit as a band and the objective we have set out to accomplish - FUCKERY WORLDWIDE!  Buckle in you freaks 'cause it's 'Dicks Up, Windows Down!'...and here comes that sweet, sweet fuckery sound!"

'Windows Down' is the third video from the band's second album, 'Right To Rise' (produced by Johnny Andrews) and is out now via Razor & Tie.  You can snap up the album at iTunes and Amazon. The 'Windows Down' video was directed and produced by Ray Rivard & Wilson.

After wrapping up a UK headlining tour in February, WILSON have spent the past couple of months on the road in the United States, playing select dates with Megadeth, We Came As Romans and Monster Truck.  They will continue to tour throughout 2016 in support of 'Right To Rise'. Stay tuned for more tour dates soon (current tour dates listed below).

May 17 – Waterloo, IA – Sicoli's +
May 19 – Libertyville, IL – Austin's +
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range*
May 24 – Johnson City, TN – Capone's +
May 25 – Montgomery, AL – Rock Bottom +
May 27 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*
July 15 – Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA*
July 16 – Cadott, WI – Rock Fest*

* festival dates
+ with Avatar 

 The Amity Affliction Announce New Album

Amity Affliction.Monday 23rd May 2016
Roadrunner Records' group, The Amity Affliction, have announced details of their widely anticipated new album. THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK, the platinum-certified Australian band's new LP will arrive on August 12th (see attached album art). The band - Joel Birch [Vocals], Ahren Stringer [Bass, Vocals], Ryan Burt [Drums] and Dan Brown [Guitar] - detailed the new material in a press conference earlier today hosted by former Triple J radio host / Frenzal Rhomb guitarist, Lindsay McDougall which can be viewed on the band's Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theamityafflictionofficial) .

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK will be available later today for pre-order in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via www.theamityaffliction.net, with all DSP pre-orders going live Thursday, May 19th at 12:00AM local time.  All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of the album's gripping first single, "I Bring The Weather With Me" which debuted today along with the track's official music video.  "I Bring The Weather With Me" is streaming now at www.theamityaffliction.net and on the band's official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/amityofficial.

Furthermore, The Amity Affliction have announced a run of Australian headline shows taking them back to venues they haven't played in over 4 years. After a massive arena tour in December 2015, these new dates will see The Amity Affliction getting up close and personal with their Australian fans in smaller and more intimate venues. Tickets for the upcoming dates will only be available for purchase with pre-orders of THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK at www.24hundred.net through Sunday, May 22nd with a limited amount of tickets released to the general public the following week.  Very shortly, The Amity Affliction will head to the UK where they will embark on a series of festival dates and headline shows with highly anticipated sets slated for the Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival.   Following the UK run The Amity Affliction will then touch down in the US for a string of stateside festival dates kicking off September 10th at Denver, Colorado's High Elevation festival. For complete details and ticket information, please see www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

Deeply personal and emotionally wrenching, THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK is The Amity Affliction's most transformative and revealing record yet. Recorded by producer and longtime collaborator Will Putney at Melbourne's Holes and Corners with additional drum tracking done at Sing Sing Studios, the album finds The Amity Affliction evolving their signature powerful and cathartic song craft.  Both ambitious and grand, album standouts "This Could Be Heartbreak" and "All Fucked Up" are equal parts heavy and hopeful. 

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction's ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group.  LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction's second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012's gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction's history up through their epic "Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour," which saw the band performing in front of sold-out crowds around the globe.  The Amity Affliction have established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.

THE AMITY AFFLICTION - THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK TRACK LISTING - RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 12
1. I Bring The Weather With Me
2. This Could B Heartbreak
3. Nightmare
4. Tearing Me Apart
5. O.M.G.I.M.Y.
6. All Fucked Up
7. Fight My Regret
8. Some Friends
9. Wishbone
10. Note To Self
11. Blood In My Mouth

THE AMITY AFFLICTION ON TOUR 2016
>MAY 28                SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                      LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
MAY 29                SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                      BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
MAY 30                SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL                      HERTFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
JUN 03                  ROCK AM RING                                  MENDIG, GERMANY
JUN 04                  ROCK IM PARK                                   NÜRNBERG, GERMANY
JUN 07                  OH YEAH CENTRE                                BELFAST, IRELAND
JUN 08                  ACADEMY GREEN ROOM                 DUBLIN, IRELAND
JUN 10                  DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL                      DERBY, UNITED KINGDOM
JUN 11                  GREENFIELD                                       INTERLAKEN, SWITZERLAND
JUN 12                  NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL                      NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA
JUN 13                  SECOND SKIN                                     ATHENS, GREECE
JUN 15                  RCA                                                     LISBON, PORTUGAL
JUN 16                  HARD CLUB                                        PORTO, PORTUGAL
JUN 18                  HELLFEST                                            CLISSON, FRANCE
JUN 19                  GRASPOP                                           DESSEL, BELGIUM
JUN 20                  TOWER                                               BREMEN, GERMANY
JUN 21                  STICKY FINGERS                                 GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN
JUN 22                  JOHN DEE                                           OSLO, NORWAY
JUN 24                  JERA ON AIR                                       YSSELSTEYN, NETHERLANDS 
JUN 25                  GARAGE                                               SAARBRÜCKEN, GERMANY
JUN 26                  VAUDEVILLE                                       LINDAU, GERMANY
JUN 27                  SALZBURG ROCKHOUSE                   SALZBURG, AUSTRIA
JUN 28                  MAJESTIC                                           BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
JUN 29                  GALA HALA                                        LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
JUL 01                   WITH FULL FORCE FESTIVAL            LÖBNITZ, GERMANY
JUL 02                   VAINSTREAM ROCKFEST                  MÜNSTER, GERMANY
AUG 19                 THE TIVOLI                                         BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
AUG 26                 METRO THEATRE                               SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
AUG 31                 170 RUSSELL                                      MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
SEP 10                  HIGH ELEVATION                               DENVER, COLORADO
SEP 18                  ROCK ALLEGIANCE                            CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA
SEP 24                  TEXAS MUTINY                                  DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TEXAS

 Buckcherry Tour Dates.

Buckcherry.Monday 23rd May 2016
The Holiday are a four piece, pop-rock band originating from Eastbourne, UK, formed in the late summer of 2015. The band released their first single 'Hindsight' at the end of last year, which received a great response from their new found fans! The guys got their heads down, and began writing for their debut EP, which they are thrilled to be announcing today. 'The Good Life', is set for release on July 29th

"We are very excited to announce that our debut EP 'The Good Life' will be released on the 29th July, we put a lot of hard work and love into t Los Angeles' notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. The band will also release a deluxe  edition of their 2015 studio album "Rock 'N' Roll" via F-Bomb Records/Caroline.  2016 is a special year for the band – being the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed "15" album and the huge rock hit that was "Crazy Bitch".

On their seventh studio album Rock 'n' Roll (released in 2015), the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]—staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact.  It's something that the boys have done since day one, but it's more necessary now than ever. October 2016 will see the band release a deluxe version with bonus tracks. Full Tracklisting for "Rock 'N' Roll" Deluxe is as follows

  1. Bring It On Back
  2. Tight Pants
  3. Wish To Carry On
  4. The Feeling Never Dies
  5. Cradle
  6. The Madness
  7. Wood
  8. Rain's Falling
  9. Sex Appeal
  10. Get With It
  11. The Feeling Never Dies featuring Gretchen Wilson *bonus track
  12. Gettin' Started * bonus track
  13. Cannonball *bonus track
  14. Beast Of Burden (The Rolling Stones) *bonus track
  15. Mama Kin (Aerosmith) * bonus track


  16. Rock 'n' roll is alive and thriving in 2016. Buckcherry have added fuel to the genre's fire for nearly two decades now. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including "Lit Up" off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as "Crazy Bitch" and "Sorry" from 2006's platinum 15. Along the way, they've shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others.

    Buckcherry are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. Dates are as follows

    Wednesday 12th October 2016      Limelight, Belfast UK (headline)
    Thursday 13th October 2016         Whelans, Dublin EIRE (headline)
    Saturday 15th October 2016          Wembley Arena, London UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Sunday 16th October 2016            Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Tuesday 18th October 2016          Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Wednesday 19th October 2016      Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK (support to Steel Panther)

    Headline shows go on sale on Friday 6th May 2016 at all usual outlets.his record and can't wait for people to hear it!"
    Richard Dack, Vocals / Rhythm Guitar. He continues,

    "The EP is inspired by feelings that most people our age go through; excitement for the future but also the apprehension and fear of failing at what we want to achieve in life."

    The band opened for Roam at their Album Release show, back in January, and have more touring action in the pipeline to support their first EP release! 

    "2016 will hopefully be a good year for us, we can't wait to see the response the EP gets when it's released, hopefully it will lead onto bigger things for the band, as well as a tour or two this year!" The Holiday

 Thrice Announce One Off London Show To Coincide With Reading And Leeds Festival.

Thrice.Monday 23rd May 2016
Just last month Country's Orange Country's Thrice announced the release of their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. The album was produced by Eric Palmquistand will be released on 17th June, 2016 via Vagrant Records/BMG.  Today, the band have announced a London show ahead of their appearence at Reading & Leeds Festival as well as fans being able to watch the eerie new video for the album single 'Black Honey.' Watch here or by clicking below http://smarturl.it/BlackHoney
UK SHOW DETAILS

Thursday  25-Aug-16  London Electric Ballroom
Artist Presale Thursday 19th May – 9am
General Sale Friday 20th May – 9am  TICKETS HERE OR HERE

Friday 26- Aug-16 Reading festival The Pit Stage

Saturday 27-Aug-16 Leeds Festival The Pit Stage
 

When a band announces a hiatus, the news is generally met with a sigh from the fans and the sinking feeling that this is it; it's all over. But back in 2012 when Thrice pressed pause on their collective career there was little doubt in singer Dustin Kensrue's mind that this was the respite he needed personally, and that this would mean the band could eventually continue creatively. 
It wasn't till around Thanksgiving 2014 that Dustin fired off a group text that would start to bring their lives back together. Sent after he and Teppei caught a particularly inspiring Brand New concert, the wheels were slowly set in motion. Due to their disparate living locales, the quartet began to share scraps of songs and ideas online, a process that's commonplace for many, but somewhat foreign to a group used to thrashing out the majority of a record together in one room—and of course, they eventually did. In January and February 2016 Thrice reconvened in Southern California for a period of six weeks to lay down their ninth album, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, with the help of producer Eric Palmquist

For this record the singer found he was variously inspired by Stephen King's seminal book On Writing, philosopher Seneca the Younger, and his feelings on modernity's relentless connectivity, not to mention the relentless updates of news at home and around the globe. Dustin calls To Be Everywhere... his most vulnerable and most politically-minded album to date.

Pre-Order To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TBEITBN
Store/Physical: http://smarturl.it/ThriceStore
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TBEITBNAmz
To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere Track List

Hurricane
Blood On The Sand
The Window
Wake Up
The Long Defeat
Seneca
Black Honey
Stay With Me
Death From Above
Whistleblower
Salt And Shadow

 Equilibrium Reveal Artwork For New Album.

EquilibriumMonday 23rd May 2016
German epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album. Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called 'Armageddon'. The result is rather dark, yet still contains the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

This time, the album was recorded, mixed and produced by René himself and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Los Angeles). The cover artwork was again created by Skadi Rosehurst.

René states: "Once more, Skadi created a wonderful piece of art, which captures the more darker atmosphere of 'Armageddon' perfectly. As on the album, you can discover a lot of details in the artwork as well. Skadi's style - traditionally drawn motifs become one overall picture digitally - fits marvelously to our music. Again and again, it's an exciting feeling if the music becomes even more concrete and livelier by the artwork."

'Armageddon' will be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Stay tuned for more details!

EQUILIBRIUM live:
24.06.  FIN       Nummijärvi - Nummirock
13.07.  H         Dunaujvaros - Rockmaraton Festival
14.07.  D         Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
15.07.  D         Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
05.08.  D         Wacken - Wacken Open Air
11.08.  E          Villena - Leyendas Del Rock
12.08.  D         Schlotheim - Party.San Open Air
17.08.  D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
20.08.  S          Falun - Sabaton Open Air

 Saliva Announce New Studio album.

Saliva.Monday 23rd May 2016
With nine studio albums, including one gold and platinum and a 2002 Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance for "Your Disease" under their belts, you wouldn't think Saliva –formed 1996 in Memphis, TN – would have anything left to prove. But that's simply not the case.

With their ninth studio album, the aptly titled Love, Lies & Therapy, which is slated for release on June 10, 2016, on Universal Music Enterprises – and second with lead vocalist Bobby Amaru joining co-founding member, lead guitarist Wayne Swinny, drummer Paul Crosby and newest member bassist Brad Stewart – Saliva has been reenergized. Thanks to Amaru, who produced most of the album (with co-producers Nolan Neal and Damien Starkey) and wrote or co-wrote all the originals, the band has found a new energy and expanded their signature anthemic choruses and crunching riffs into different directions, with power ballads ("Tragic Kind Of Love," "Break Down," "The Loneliest Know" and "Hand In Hand") alongside typical scorchers like "Trust," "Bitch Like You," "Unshatter Me," "Rx" and the rap-rock-flavored "Go Big Or Go Home."  Adding to the eclectic approach is an unlikely, but powerful cover of Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us," a single from his 1996 album, HIStory, Past Present and Future, Book 1.

"It's time to ignite/I refuse to lose/Cause I've come alive," insists Amaru in "Refuse To Lose," as he sets the template for Love, Lies & Therapy, which lives up to its name as a penetrating glimpse into the horrors of addiction – to either another person or drugs. "I'm addicted to the pain/It was all for you," he sings in "Tragic Kind Of Love," while in "Bitch Like You," he confronts the issue straight-on. "Starving your addiction leave you/Leaves you wanting more."  In "Unshatter Me," Amaru cries out, "Kneel down and put me back together fix me like before/You crush me when you touch me then I spill out on the floor" and in the explicit "Rx," he leaves no doubt what he's singing about: "I've got a loaded gun but can't pull the trigger/You're the poison in my veins you're the cancer/I can't fight it off/I can't fight this disease."

Saliva does intend to overcome, though, as in "Go Big Or Go Home," where Amaru insists "It's my time to rise so let's go," or the closing "Hand In Hand," an elegiac, Led Zeppelin-esque number that seems to put his troubles behind him: "So I'll see you soon old friend/And we'll burn hand in hand," with a chilling Wayne Swinny guitar solo doing the honors in burying the past and facing the future.

On Love, Lies & Therapy, Saliva dig deep, transforming themselves into a refurbished rock band that takes the best from their impressive legacy and launches into a promising present.

 Onerepublic Release New Single 'Wherever I Go'.

Onerepublic.Monday 23rd May 2016
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated quintet OneRepublic release their new single, "Wherever I Go," today on Polydor Records. The new single is available for digital download and streaming via all participating digital retailers on Friday, May 13th.  The track was written and produced by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle and Noel Zancanella and will be featured on the band's fourth studio album which will be released later this year.

A video for "Wherever I Go" — directed by Joseph Kahn (Taylor Swift, Eminem) and featuring actor Kenneth Choi (American Crime Story, Wolf of Wall Street, and Sons of Anarchy)
— will premiere on Vevo on May 17th. 

OneRepublic first announced the release of "Wherever I Go" by mailing out hand-written postcards to their fans all over the world. The postcards asked recipients to post a picture of the card in the most beautiful or memorable place in their city with the hashtag #WhereverIGo. Posts have begun appearing from countries such as UK, United States, Indonesia and Brazil.

The soulful, rhythmic "Wherever I Go" is the first music to be released from OneRepublic's upcoming fourth album, which will be released later this year by Polydor Records. The band will perform the single for the first time on UK live TV on Britain's Got Talent semi-finals on May 23rd. The band tweeted that the album is "new, modern, different, unlike anything we've done."
The album will be the follow-up to OneRepublic's 2013 album Native, which went platinum in the UK and included the top ten singles 'Love Runs out',  'I Lived', 'If I Lose Myself' and the number 1 selling 'Counting Stars' which sold over 10 million downloads worldwide.

OneRepublic, which is Tedder, guitarist Zach Filkins, drummer Eddie Fisher, guitarist Drew Brown, and bassist Brent Kutzle, released their debut album Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The album included the smash single "Apologize," which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy nomination. The band's second album, 2009's Waking Up, produced three singles: "All the Right Moves," "Secrets," and "Good Life." Tedder is also a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer who has worked with such artists as Taylor Swift, Adele, Beyoncé, U2, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5, and many others.

 Volbeat Welcome New Bass Player.

Volbeat.Monday 23rd May 2016
Volbeat who recently returned from their first tour this year announces a new band member.

”We are happy to announce that Kaspar Boye Larsen is officially now the new bass player in VOLBEAT. We just got back from a great US tour and Kaspar showed as we expected that he's the real deal. The fans love him and we can't wait for the rest of you to hook up with us as a full band again on our coming shows.”

Kaspar Larsen has previously been part of punk rock outfit The Hitchcocks and alt metal The Kandidate, and even went on a tour with Volbeat as a support act in 2010. Kaspar Boye Larsen will have his European debut on Rock am Ring June 3rd, same day as the album is released worldwide. Kaspar elaborates:

"10 years ago I returned from VOLBEAT’s very first European tour that I joined as a tour session bass player. I was so proud of playing with one of my favorite bands and loaded with great memories of good times but also sad that it was over. A lot of things have happened in the meantime but the songs are as great as ever and I’m super stoked to be joining one of my favorite bands on stage, only this time on a permanent basis! I’m very grateful that the guys thought of me after all these years and I can’t wait to see you all out there!"

The Devil’s Bleeding Crown video: http://vevo.ly/cjAy2c 

You will also see Kaspar Boye Larsen featured in the brand new music video to The Devil’s Bleeding Crown which is out now! The video was filmed in an old country house, that was just about to be demolished – a perfect setting for a rock party with a New Orleans underworld twist and a crowd on fire. Directed by Plastic Kid, whom the band worked with previously on “16 Dollars”, “Cape Of Our Hero” and “Lonesome Rider".

The Devil’s Bleeding Crown was the first sounds released from the highly anticipated forthcoming album "Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie"; The song rocketed directly in as # 1 on Billboard’s mainstream rock songs chart in the States and topped the charts in several European countries including the band’s home turf.

The new album is released worldwide June 3rd.

 Oasis To Release 'Supersonic DVD'.

Oasis.Monday 23rd May 2016
The band’s 1994 groundbreaking debut single, Supersonic instantly became an acclaimed rock ’n' roll anthem.

Supersonic is the word that truly sums up the phenomenal journey that took Oasis from releasing their first single in 1994, to record-breaking sellout shows at Knebworth Park in 1996, where 2.6 million people applied for tickets. The band played to 125,000 fans per night - they could have played 20 nights. 

From Award-winning filmmaker Mat Whitecross and Academy Award-winning producer James Gay Rees (‘AMY'), alongside Fiona Neilson, Simon Halfon and Academy Award-winning executive producer Asif Kapadia, Supersonic documents the bands journey from the moment when Noel Gallagher joined his brother Liam’s band - the two boys who shared a bedroom growing up, were now sharing a stage. 

From the release of 'Definitely Maybe' - which at that moment became the fastest-selling debut of all time - it was then less than two years before they played their historic shows at Knebworth Park.

"The love and the vibe and the passion and the rage and the joy that are coming from the crowd, if anything, that’s what Oasis was."
NOEL GALLAGHER

"Oasis was definitely like a fucking Ferrari, great to look at, great to drive and it will fucking spin out of control every now and again when you go too fast. I loved every minute of it."

LIAM GALLAGHER
The filmmakers have been given unprecedented access to the band allowing a rare and candid insight into their world along with never before seen archive material.

Lorton Distribution 
will be releasing the film in the UK this October.

 Zoax Release Long Awaited Debut Album.

Zoax.Friday 13th May 2016
Today,  ZOAX have released their eagerly awaited self-titled debut album via Century Media Records!

This is what the press says about ZOAX:

“Their first longplayer is due, and it’s a post rock-giant. (…) This album is a gain for every music collection and a must-have for all creative rockers.” – Metal Hammer (GER)

"One of the most exciting new releases of 2016 so far and shows the band to be far much more than just a passing intrigue" – Already Heard (UK)

"Zoax are the excitement that the music industry have been out for, for a long time" – Alternative Vision (UK)

“ZOAX seize the moment to put their unrestrained energy on their debut record. Don’t worry about genre restrictions, just enjoy the music!” – Metal.de (GER)

“Zoax make a lot of right decisions, as they deliver outstanding melodies in a heavy and compelling manner. If they continue to do so, they might have a bright future. Exciting album.” – Tracks (Swiss)

The new album is now available as CD Digipak and LP+CD at CMDistro or EMP!

Or get the digital album at one of the following outlets:
iTunes
AmazonMP3

Also check out the previously released singles “Roses All The Way” and “The Bad Blood”.

Use this link to watch the video for "Roses All The Way": https://youtu.be/2xhcU_puA2w

The video for “The Bad Blood” can be watched here: https://youtu.be/taIHRNyrDZI

Formed in 2013, London-based ZOAX are a band set on creating music that inspire themselves in a seemingly stale and incestuous gene-pool. Still retaining the heaviness of their peers whilst infusing a broad focus on groove and melody, the 5 piece have succeeded in moulding a sound that sets them apart from the monotony of the masses. Feb 2014 saw the band introduce themselves to the world with the debut EP, "XIII". Wetting the palate of listeners, the release lead the band to its 2nd Download Festival performance and on to tours with Cancer Bats, Polar, Feed The Rhino. He Is Legend and Nothing More. Drawing from a wealth of live experience in previous bands such as Rise To Remain, Axewound, Burn Down Rome and Time Is A Thief, the young-group control a stage with the maturity and finesse of the old dogs. With a live show that combines neck-breaking ferocity with Dickensian charisma, ZOAX are quickly cementing themselves as a must-see live band.

ZOAX live:

ZOAX supporting FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND (+ Shai Hulud)
20.05.2016 Forum, London, UK
21.05.2016 Forum, London, UK

19.05.2016 Volks Bar, Great Escape, Brighton, UK
04.06.2016 Camden Rocks, London, UK
10.06.2016 Download Festival, Pepsi

 Bayside Detail New Album 'Vacancy'.

Bayside.Friday 13th May 2016
Bayside, who recently announced the release of their seventh album, Vacancy (Aug. 19, Hopeless Records), share the first new music to be heard from the 11-song album with today's stream of single, "Enemy Lines" (http://smarturl.it/BaysideEnemyLines).

"This was the most difficult record to make, by far" said singer/guitar player Anthony Raneri in a recent podcast interview with Shane Told's (Silverstein) Lead Singer Syndrome podcast (episode can be heard here: http://apple.co/1X1C5OA). "I moved to Nashville two-and-a-half years ago with my wife and baby. The plan was to go down for a couple of years, plant seeds and move back to NY.  We came down and after a year of being here we split up. I was like, 'do I live in Tennessee now? Alone?'  It was a crazy super isolated time where I didn't know what was going to come next and moved into an apartment to try and sort things out. That's where I wrote the record, I wrote Vacancy in that apartment.  I had a couch, a TV, my bed, a desk, a computer and my guitar – everything else was in boxes, waiting for me to figure out where they were going to go. We were calling it the hotel, which is where the hotel on the cover came from; Vacancy had a double meaning, the physical and emotional experience.  This is the first record I've written that's had a theme to it, I didn't want to write a typical break-up record, it's not about what happened, it's about the aftermath." 

Pre-orders for Vacancy are available now, with digital pre-orders offering an instant download of "Enemy Lines:" http://smarturl.it/Vacancy.  Physical pre-orders, vinyl, cd as well as various merch bundles can be found here: http://bayside.merchnow.com/.

'Vacancy' trailer - Bayside members discuss the new album: https://youtu.be/pGJuseqzzMk

'Vacancy' track listing:
1. Two Letters
2. I've Been Dead All Day
3. Enemy Lines
4. Not Fair
5. Pretty Vacant
6. Rumspringa (Heartbreak Road)
7. Mary
8. Maybe, Tennessee
9. The Ghost
10. It Doesn't Make It True
11. It's Not As Depressing As It Sounds

Bayside embark on a North American tour surrounding the album's release, with the dates launching on Aug. 11 in Ft. Lauderdale.  The Menzingers and Sorority Noise support. Tickets are available now via www.baysidebayside.com.

Tour dates:
August 11  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution
August 12  Orlando, FL  Hard Rock Live
August 13  Atlanta, GA  Wrecking Ball Festival
August 14  Charlotte, NC  Amos Southend
August 16  Norfolk, VA  NorVa
August 17  Baltimore, MD  Rams Head
August 18  Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
August 19  New York, NY  PlayStation Theater
August 20  Sayreville, NJ  Starland Ballroom
August 21  Boston, MA  House of Blues
August 23  Pittsburgh, PA  Altar Bar
August 24  Cleveland, OH  Agora
August 25  Toronto, ON  Opera House
August 26  Detroit, MI  The Majestic
August 27  Chicago, IL  350 Fest
August 28  Minneapolis, MN  Mill City Nights
August 30  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre
August 31  Salt Lake City, UT  The Complex
September 2  Seattle, WA  The Showbox
September 3  Portland, OR  Hawthorne Theatre
September 4  San Francisco  Regency
September 6  Santa Ana, CA  The Observatory
September 7  Los Angeles, CA  Regent Theater
September 8  San Diego, CA  The Observatory North Park
September 9  Las Vegas, NV  Brooklyn Bowl
September 10  Phoenix, AZ  The Pressroom
September 11  Albuquerque, NM  The Sunshine Theater
September 13  San Antonio, TX  Alamo City Music Hall
September 14  Houston, TX  House of Blues
September 15  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Live
September 16  Lawrence, KS  Granada Theater
September 17  St. Louis, MO  The Ready Room
September 18  Nashville, TN  Exit/In

 Brisbane Australia Rockers Aversions Crown To Return To Europe.

Aversions Crown.Friday 13th May 2016
Brisbane, Australia alien metallers AVERSIONS CROWN will return to Europe once again this year! This time they'll be destroying the European clubs with Belgian hardcore outfit NASTY, UK-based metallers MALEVOLENCE and German newcomers VITJA. The touring package will be completed by Japanese hardcore group SAND and also US-based metallers VARIALS.

Tickets on sale now, see below for UK ticket-links. 
Full dates for the 'Taste Of Anarchy' tour as follows:

Taste Of Anarchy
w/ NASTY, MALEVOLENCE, VITJA, SAND (from 15.10.), VARIALS (until 14.10.)
23.09.  D         Hannover - Musikzentrum
24.09.  D         Offenbach - Kommune2010
25.09.  D         Stuttgart - Hallschlag
26.09.  F          Paris - Glaz'Art
27.09.  F          Nantes - La Scene Michelet
28.09.  F          Toulouse - Metronum
29.09.  E          Vitoria - Sala Jimmy Jazz
30.09.  P          Lisboa - tbc
01.10.  E          Madrid - tbc
02.10.  E          Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 3
03.10.  F          Les Pennes Mirabeau, Marseille - Le Jas Rod
05.10.  F          Montbelliard - tbc
06.10.  CH       Genf - Usine
07.10.  CH       Aarau - Kiff
08.10.  I           Neumarkt, Bozen - Point
09.10.  D         Lindau - Club Vaudeville
10.10.  D         Munich - Hansa 39
11.10.  A          Salzburg - Rockhouse
12.10.  CZ        Prague - Rock Café
13.10.  H         Budapest - Dürer Kert
14.10.  A          Vienna - Szene Wien
15.10.  D         Hämmern - Back To Reality
16.10.  B          Antwerpen - Zappa
17.10.  D         Saarlouis - JUZ
18.10.  PL        Poznan - Pod Minoga
19.10.  D         Berlin - Lido
20.10.  D         Rostock - Peter Weiss Haus
21.10.  D         Leipzig - Conne Island
22.10.  NL        Einhoven - Dynamo
23.10.  UK       Manchester - Sound Control
http://www.seetickets.com/event/nasty/sound-control/985059
24.10.  UK       Glasgow - G2
http://www.seetickets.com/event/taste-of-anarchy-tour/the-garage/985079
25.10.  UK       Birmingham - Rainbow
www.seetickets.com
26.10.  UK       London - Underworld
http://www.theunderworldcamden.co.uk/gigs/events/26-oct-16-nasty-the-underworld/
27.10.  NL        Utrecht - Pandora
28.10.  D         Köln - Essigfabrik (»Taste Of Anarchy Fest«)
29.10.  D         Hamburg - Logo

Check out AVERSIONS CROWN's latest track, 'Erebus', here: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw
Get the song here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/erebus-single/id1075866928 

Get your ears blasted by 'Parasites': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkYliL7KIQs

Order AVERSIONS CROWN's current record, Tyrant, directly from Amazon:
http://bit.ly/AvCroTyrantCD
More on 'Tyrant':
'Vectors' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKAu9V5-TDk
'Earth Steriliser' OFFICIAL ON-THE-ROAD VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD6N-54ljns
'The Glass Sentient' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tFYdzSB8bI
'Avalanche'  OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPUl5SUsnF0
'Overseer' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5rHbe6SJ9E
'Hollow Planet' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PohkXMBxtNM

 Gates Debut New Single 'Empty Canvas'.

Gates.Thursday 12th May 2016
Yesterday, Substream is debuted the second single "Empty Canvas" from Gates upcoming album,Parallel Lives, out June 3rd via Pure Noise Records.  The track is now available on youtube by clicking the link below.  The band will tour with La Dispute and Thrice this summer across the USA.  The physical pre-order is now available through Pure Noise Records here, and digitally through iTunes here.

Stream "Empty Canvas" now

You can also check out their first single, "Habit", which premiered on Noisey here.   

Living in New York City, Gates' Kevin Dye began to look at the world differently. It's that inspiration that birthed Parallel Lives, the indie rock quintet's sophomore album out June 3 on Pure Noise Records. Co-produced by Dye and Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Tall As Lions), the album features the band experimenting with different instruments as they reach new sounds.

"Trying to absorb and deal with how you can't know everyone, and you won't ever know how they affect your lives or how you're affecting others with simple things you're saying or doing. I tried to hone in on that and use these songs to get that point across."

The album mirrors life's series of altering paths: songs reference each other in lyrics and style, but sound wildly different from one moment to the next. Without Dye always playing guitar, songs like the ethereal "Empty Canvas" and the Patty-Griffin-inspired piano song "Fade" are the epitome of Gates' blend of core lyrical songwriting and atmospheric heaviness. The songs were tirelessly revised: "Penny" began as a Pedro the Lion-esque ditty before becoming a faster, more upbeat number, and the beginning of "Habit" changed entirely.

"I've never felt so much joy and satisfaction as when the five of us came together for this."
Parallel Lives tracklist:
1. Forget
2. Habit
3. Eyes
4. Shiver
5. House & Home
6. Empty Canvas
7. Color Worn
8. Fade
9. Penny
10. Left Behind
11. Parallel Lives

Tour Dates:

05/25 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme 
05/28 - Howell, MI @ Bled Fest
05/29 - Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater
05/30 - Des Moines, IA @ Wolly's
05/31 - Witchita, KS @ Walnut Street
06/02 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Flagstaff's Green Room
06/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall
06/04 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
06/05 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
06/06 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
06/07 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
06/08 - Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
06/10 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
06/11 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
06/12 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
06/13 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
06/14 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
06/15 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
06/16 - New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
06/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
06/18 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
06/19 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
06/21 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
06/22 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
06/23 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
06/24 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
06/25 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

All Dates w/ La Dispute and Thrice

 The Misfits Reunite For Riot Fest.

The Misfits.Thursday 12th May 2016
And they said it would never happen. Never!! 

However, this September, Original Singer/Songwriter Glenn Danzig, Original Bassist Jerry Only and long-time Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein – for the "First Time in Over 30-Years" – will be stepping onto stage together as "The Original MISFITS" to headline Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver, CO (September 2-4, 2016) and Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago, IL (September 16-18, 2016).

From the time of their first gig in 1977, the MISFITS and their iconic imagery went on to become one of the most crucially influential, genre-defying bands to ever emerge from North America, the MISFITS significance extends well beyond the narrowed path of punk rock & hardcore.  Although not cognisant of how significant they would become, what the MISFITS achieved in their initial six-year window deconstructed and redefined rock music.

All the while, the MISFITS with Danzig's unmistakable voice, Only's ferocious bass sound and the bands anthemic songs, melody-induced choruses and authentically bruising musicianship, cemented their importance with all ensuing generations, whether in arena-filled metal shows or in a sweaty 400-cap club in Tucson.  And for the 'First Time in over Three Decades,' legions of diehard fans from around the world will have the opportunity to hear the Original Band that created thousands of bands in their wake.

Full line-up announcements for Riot Fest 2016 will be happening shortly.

Riot Fest Three-Day Passes are now on sale and available on www.riotfest.org or www.ticketfly.com.

 Good Charlotte Reveal New Song 'Life Changes' From Forthcoming 'Youth Authority' Album.

Good Charlotte.Thursday 12th May 2016
Multi-platinum-selling pop-punk icons Good Charlotte have announced a new single "Life Changes" taken from their forthcoming sixth studio album "Youth Authority" which will be released on Friday, July 15th via the band's' own indie label MDDN, distributed worldwide through Kobalt.  You can pre-order the album (here) and will be rewarded with instant grat downloads of "Makeshift Love", "40oz Dream" AND starting tomorrow, their new track "Life Changes".  Life Changes will be available on all DSP's on Friday, 13th May.

You can catch Good Charlotte live in the UK at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals on August 26 - 28th.  Newly announced European dates and select shows on the US Vans Warped tour also below .

You can catch their full throttle live show at one of the following venues:
July:

28th Reading, UK Reading Festival
26th Leeds, UK Leeds Festival
21st Eindhoven, NL Effenaar
20th Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
18th Hasselt, BE Pukklepop

August:

28th Bonner Springs, KS, Vans Warped Tour
27th Maryland Heights, MO, Vans Warped Tour
26th Milwaukee, WI, Vans Warped Tour
24th Shakopee, MN, Vans Warped Tour
23rd Tinley Park, IL, Vans Warped Tour
22nd Auburn Hills, MI, Vans Warped Tour
21st Cincinnati, OH, Vans Warped Tour
20th Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Vans Warped Tour
19th Noblesville, IN, Vans Warped Tour

 The Jezabels Release New Video.

The Jezabels.Wednesday 11th May 2016
Australian gothic synth-pop quartet The Jezabels have revealed the hair-raising video for their new single 'My Love Is My Disease'.

A commuter is tracked through the myriad streets of Tokyo by a rabid, haunting burden in 'My Love Is My Disease'. Kenichi Ito, who is the fastest man in the world on four limbs, plays the stalking attacker in the video.

Frontwoman Hayley Mary describes the video, "It's about de-stigmatising illness I think, particularly mental illness, but physical too. I guess it can be such a burden for people when they feel alone in it. Maybe the hyperbolic tone of the song is a little bit of an attempt to be a bit self satirical and bring a lightness to the topic of illness, because sometimes owning your ailments, and laughing a little at yourself and the incredible tragicomedy of life helps you get through it I suppose."

WATCH 'MY LOVE IS MY DISEASE' HERE

The dark opera of 'My Love Is My Disease' is the latest song to be taken from the band's recently released third album Synthia. It follows on from the industrial swell of 'Come Alive', and the pulsating gyrations of 'Pleasure Drive'.

Hayley Mary has recently been on a radio tour of the States playing songs from Synthia acoustically. The band hope to reschedule their global headline tour – which has been postponed while keyboardist Heather Shannon undergoes treatment for cancer – as soon as possible.

 Nonpoint Detail New Album 'The Poison Red'.

Nonpoint.Thursday 12th May 2016
NONPOINT will release their new album The Poison Red on July 8. Their Spinefarm Records debut is full of NONPOINT's patented, tried-and-true anthems, which fans often look to as a source of inspiration for conquering adversity in their own lives. It's that sort of deep connection with fans that has kept NONPOINT vital for 20 years.

To herald the release of The Poison Red, NONPOINT have shared the new song "Generation Idiot." Listen to the track and check out the exclusive studio footage, which premiered via Loudwire here.

The track rails against Internet tough guys and text-message fairweather friends, emphasizing the power of deeper means of communication and connection, which includes music. It's also one of the heaviest songs in the NONPOINT repertoire.

"This record tells a lot of stories," said vocalist Elias Soriano. "Going from guts to glory. Chasing impossible dreams down the rabbit hole. Harsh and honest words with consequences attached. Uncovered rules for the weak, made by the wicked and heartless.  Recalling fight or flight moments with a deep breath. And it all starts with a warning to all the world's generations past, present and future to look up, look forward and live their lives loose from social media shackles, online bullying, the devaluation of art and music, and to not be absorbed by the dramatic, megalomaniacal side of politics.  Life is right outside of your phone and newsfeed. Go live it and play this record while you do. It'll all start to make sense."

Fans can pre-order HERE.
THE POISON RED TRACK LISTING:
1. "Generation Idiot"
2. "Foaming At the Mouth"
3. "Bottled Up Killer Bees"
4. "Rabbit Hole"
5. "Chasing White Rabbits"
6. "Standing In the Flesh"
7. "Divided.. Conquer Them"
8. "Radio Chorus"
9. "Spanish Radio Hour"
10. "El Diablo"
11. "No Running Allowed"
12. "Promises"
13. "Be Enough"
14. "My Last Dying Breath

 Breaking Benjamin To Head To The UK For The First Time.

Breaking Benjamin.Thursday 12th May 2016
Multi-platinum selling, Breaking Benjamin, are heading over to Europe and the UK for their first ever European tour in the next few weeks, kicking off at London's KOKO (their only UK headline date), before their performance at Download Festival on June 12th. The band are touring in support of their latest release, Dark Before Dawn, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 in the U.S. and dominated U.S. rock radio. The album peaked on iTunes at #1 in 5 countries, #5 in 15 countries and Top 10 in 25 countries!

BREAKING BENJAMIN EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

5/27/16 – London, UK at Koko
5/29/16 – Amsterdam, NL at Melkweg (The Max)
5/30/16 – Berlin, DE at Huxley's
6/1/16 - Crans-pres- Celigny, CH - Caribana Festival
6/3/16 - Mendig, DE - Rock Am Ring
6/4/16 - Nuremburg, DE - Rock Im Park
6/6/16 – Zurich, CH at X-Tra
6/7/16 – Milan, IT at Alcatraz

 The Struts Announce More UK Shows.

The Struts.Thursday 12th May 2016
Critically lauded UK rockers The Struts – who have just been announced as Best British Newcomer nominees for the 2016 Kerrang Awards – are heading back to the UK for a set of brand new live shows. These follow their last raucous performance at London's 100 Club in November last year, which sold out in just five minutes. 

The dates will see the band return to the capital to lay waste to Camden's Dingwalls, as well as hometown shows in both Bristol and Derby, where the band collectively originate from. The run will end in Scotland where they'll be appearing at this year's T In The Park Festival alongside the likes of The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The 1975 and many more.

UK TOUR DATES
July 5th – London, Dingwalls
July 6th – Bristol, Thekla
July 7th – Derby, The Venue
July 9th – Perthshire, T In The Park Festival

In tandem with the new UK shows, the band have also revealed their stunning versatility with a stripped back performance of their latest single 'Kiss This', shot in the US, which can be seen HERE.

Everybody Wants, the debut album from The Struts, is out now on Polydor/Interscope Records. The album has already received critical acclaim from the likes of Kerrang, Classic Rock, Daily Star, The Sun (Scotland) and many more whilst the band are fast-becoming showbiz favourites due to the burgeoning romance between bassist Jed Elliot and Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall.

The band are currently tearing apart America, lighting up the airwaves and selling out shows across the country. They're on a mission to bring back the glories of rock and roll. 

In a recent feature with leading US entertainment publication, Interview Magazine, frontman Luke Spiller said "Things that seemed quite far away, almost unachievable, have suddenly become reachable. It gives you the confidence to push yourself and carry on doing what you're doing. The States have helped massively in that. Radio has embraced us. We've done live television. We've done sold out performances across the country."

It's no surprise that The Struts' headline shows have been huge successes. They are a riotously exciting live band, full of vaudevillian onstage theatrics and peerless musicianship, who have built up a fervent British fanbase alongside their new-found American fame through non-stop touring and support slots with the likes of The Rolling Stones and Mötley Crüe.

 Meshuggah Announce European Tour.

Meshuggah.Thursday 12th May 2016
The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, extreme tech-metal messiah's MESHUGGAH have announced a European tour for Winter 2016.

The tour-dates will follow the release of the highly anticipated new album expected this Autumn. The band today have shared a teaser video on the upcoming release, which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/pslfVYeMYEM

Main support for all dates will come from US metallers High On Fire. Tickets go on-sale next Tuesday 17th May.

Dates as follows:
22nd November - Berlin (DE) Astra
23rd November - Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg Max
24th November - Tilburg (NL) 013
25th November - Antwerp (BE) - Trix
26th November - Stuttgart (DE) LKA Longhorn
27th November - Lyon (FR) Le Transbordeur
29th November - Madrid (ES) La Riviera
30th November - Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 1
1st December - Montpellier (FR) Rokstore
2nd December - Bologna (IT) Estragon
3rd December - Milan (IT) Alcatraz
5th December - Pratteln (CH) Z7
6th December - Paris (FR) Le Bataclan
7th December - Cologne (DE) Essigfabrik
8th December - Hamburg (DE) Markthalle

 With Confidence stream New Song And Kick Off UK Tour.

With Confidence.Thursday 12th May 2016
Four-piece Australian alternative rock band With Confidence released their new single 'Higher' off their upcoming album 'Better Weather' today! The song is now available for streaming, here:  http://smarturl.it/WithConHigher

With Confidence recently announced the release of their debut full-length album, 'Better Weather'. The album is set to drop on June 17th, 2016 on Hopeless Records. The band also recently released a new song and music video for the single 'Keeper'. Fans can watch the video now on the official Hopeless Records YouTube channel here: http://smarturl.it/KeeperVideo

'Better Weather' is now available for physical and digital pre-order:
MerchNow: http://smarturl.it/withconfidencemerch
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BetterWeather

Check out the music video for 'We'll Be Okay,' which appears on the upcoming album, here: smarturl.it/wellbeokayvideo

Formed in 2012 in Sydney, With Confidence is lead vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, backing vocalist/guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, guitarist Luke Rockets, and drummer Joshua Brozzesi. The band's sophomore EP 'Distance' was released on January 13, 2015 and received an overwhelming response from fans. This helped the EP skyrocket to #2 on the iTunes Alternative charts and #10 on the overall iTunes albums chart.

The four-piece's popularity is a product of solid touring and hard work, previously supporting the likes of You Me At Six, Tonight Alive, Neck Deep, State Champs, Real Friends, The Maine and more. They've most recently been in Japan as support to The Wonder Years. Currently, With Confidence is touring the UK with As It Is and set to play Slam Dunk festival later this month. Then they'll cross the ocean to the US to spend the summer on Vans Warped Tour.

UK TOUR (with As It Is)
May 12 – London, UK - Underworld
May 13 – London, UK - Underworld
May 14 – Southampton, UK - 1865
May 16 – Plymouth, UK - Hub
May 17 – Bristol, UK - Fleece
May 18 –Swansea, UK - Scene
May 19 - Carlisle, UK - Brickyard
May 20 – Newcastle, UK - Academy II
May 21 - Aberdeen, UK - Tunnels
May 22 - Glasgow, UK - King Tut's
May 23 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
May 24 – Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
May 25 – Liverpool, UK - Arts Club
May 27 – Nottingham, UK – Basement
May 28 – Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk Festival
May 29 – Birmingham, UK - Slam Dunk Festival
May 30 – Hatfield, UK - Slam Dunk Festival

 Pierce The Veil Stream Forthcoming Album 'Misadventures'.

Pierce The Veil.Wednesday 11th May 2016
Pierce the Veil have released a medley stream of forthcoming album 'Misadventures' via Spotify. New album 'Misadventures is 13th May via Fearless Records. Pre-order the album from www.piercetheveil.net

You can listen to the stream here 

Misadventures is the follow up to the band's breakthrough album, 2012's Collide With The Sky that has sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide.  The band - Vic Fuentes/vocals, guitar, Tony Perry/guitar, Jaime Preciado/bass, and Mike Fuentes/drums - recorded Misadventures on and off between Summer 2014 and Summer 2015, working again with producer Dan Korneff who co-produced Collide.  On Misadventures, PTV spins together eleven sonic stories driven by a high-energy hard rock soundtrack. Lead track Texas Is Forever has already had over 1 million views.

Pierce The Veil are on tour this winter you can see them at the following UK & Ireland tour dates below:
Friday 25th November Great Hall, Cardiff
Saturday 26th November O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sunday 27th November O2 Brixton Academy, London
Tuesday 29th November Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 30th November O2 Academy, Newcastle
Thursday 1st December Barrowlands, Glasgow
Friday 2nd December Academy 1, Manchester
Sunday 4th December Mandela Hall, Belfast
Monday 5th December Academy, Dublin
Tuesday 6th December Academy, Dublin

 Carnifex Announce Details Of New Album.

Carnifex.Wednesday 11th May 2016
CA based metal outfit CARNIFEX, will release their new album entitled Slow Death on August 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record was produced and recorded by CARNIFEX and Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, BLEEDING THROUGH), and co-produced by Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, CHELSEA GRIN, JOB FOR A COWBOY. Slow Death was mixed by Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine.

Check out a quick teaser of music and the album artwork here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVqreR8VXwQ

"Album number six, over 10 years as a band and we have more fire and passion than ever," comments vocalist Scott Ian Lewis. "This album will reshape our genre and be looked back on as an album that started a new movement for aggressive, dark metal. We're going to show those who love us and those who hate us just how far reaching our ambition is."

Slow Death track list:
01. Dark Heart Ceremony
02. Slow Death
03. Drown Me In Blood
04. Pale Ghost
05. Black Candles Burning
06. Six Feet Closer To Hell
07. Necrotoxic
08. Life Fades To A Funeral
09. Countess Of The Crescent Moon
10. Servants To The Horde

CARNIFEX's latest release, Die Without Hope, reached #98 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart upon its release in March 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. The record also reached #8 on the Hard Rock Charts.

 Attica Rage To Release New Studio Album 'Warheads LTD' In June.

Attica Rage.Wednesday 11th May 2016
 Scottish heavy rock titans Attica Rage are set to release their eagerly-awaited new studio album "Warheads LTD" on 6th June 2016 worldwide on Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Jonny Parr in Attica Rage HQ throughout 2015, with drum tracking and final album mastering completed by longstanding Attica producer/mixer Roddymacaudio. 

The striking cover art and sculpture was created and designed by Scottish artist Suzanne McAleer with photography by Russell McGovern. A collection of exclusive artworks are featured throughout the CD sleeve and booklet and will be used for single releases from the album. The special guest model crawling over the skull is Fraggles the Tarantula, courtesy of Fede Valls.

"Warheads Ltd" is Attica Rage's fourth studio album containing 10 tracks and a total running time of 44 minutes. It is a diverse mix of catchy rock anthems, heavy metal riffs, epic ballads and even a bass solo instrumental track. Lyrically, the album addresses a wide variety of topics including the Scottish independence debate, the business & profits of war, Alzheimer's Disease and the pressures of modern life. Musically, Attica Rage continue to push boundaries and blur the lines between rock and metal with a liberal dose of punk, blues, Southern rock and orchestral scores thrown into the pot.
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A healthy appreciation of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society can be heard throughout, with the sneer, grit n' snarl of The Almighty and Motörhead. Iron Maiden, Metallica and Anthrax can be referenced too, but delve a little further into the album and there are nods to the Southern-rock roots of Blackfoot and the atmospheric blues of Gilmour's Pink Floyd. Attica Rage proudly wear their influences on their tattooed sleeves.

"Warheads Ltd" is the first Attica Rage album to include bassist Matthew Ward who joined the band in May 2014 and has co-written 2 of the 10 tracks. The line-up is completed by founding members Richie Rage (drums) and his brother Jonny Parr (vocals & guitar) with Stevie Bell (guitar).

Comments Jonny, "Our fans have been waiting long enough for a new Attica Rage album and they deserve something special. 'Warheads Ltd' is our strongest collection yet and we're really excited to finally deliver it to them. We spent a lot of time and effort on each stage of the album creation - from the song writing to the musicianship and performances; to the production & mixing (a huge challenge and learning curve for me personally), right through to the dark, film noir-esque artwork. 'Warheads Ltd' is 100% organically-produced Attica Rage and we guarantee it will have been worth the wait!"

Lead track "Falling Down" will be released via Off Yer Rocka on Friday 6th May 2016 as a digital single with accompanying video and includes two live bonus tracks: Killer Carousel and a cover of Motörhead classic Overkill, in tribute to Lemmy who passed away at the end of last year.

Attica Rage are already confirmed for festival in summer 2016, with a high-profile UK festival yet to be announced. The band then hit the road for a full headline tour across the UK and Ireland between September and November 2016, with European dates continuing in early 2017.

Attica Rage 2016 Tour Dates

29/05      BISHOPTON Erskine Motorbike Meet
16/07      MANCHESTER SOS Festival 2016
28/08      NORTHWICH Rockwich 2016
29/09      NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head of Steam
30/09      WORKINGTON Carnegie Theatre
01/10      MANCHESTER Rebellion
15/10      LIVERPOOL The Krazyhouse
21/10      DUBLIN On The Rox
22/10      BELFAST Limelight2
28/10      GLASGOW O2 ABC2
03/11      LEICESTER Duffy's Bar
04/11      CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
05/11      LONDON Black Heart, Camden

More dates still to be announced. For the latest tour & ticket links, visit the official Attica Rage website or track Attica Rage at Bandsintown.

A decade intro their stride, Attica Rage show no signs of slowing down. Armed with new album Warheads Ltd, a revived drive and ambition along with dogged perseverance and the sheer passion, belief and confidence in the music they play, the Glasgow-based rockers are once again ready to stamp their mark on the heavy music world in 2016.

Album Track-listing
01             Beyond the 45
02             Falling Down
03             Warheads Ltd
04             El Chupacabra
05             All Summer Long
06             Lost In Memory
07             Into the Ether
08             New World Decay
09             Haunted (Prelude)
10             Haunted

Formats:
CD Digipack (w/12 page booklet)
Hi Res Audio (24bit, 48kHz) & Standard Res Audio (16bit, 41kHz)

 Kreator Team Up With Sepultura And Soilwork For Massive Tour.

Kreator.Wednesday 11th May 2016
In early 2017, German thrash giants, KREATOR, will tour Europe in support of their upcoming, yet untitled new record. Legendary guitarist/singer Mille Petrozza and his crew will be accompanied by a varied as well as iconic billing. Brazilian-American extreme metal pioneers SEPULTURA are announced to be direct support to the headliners, followed by visionarySwedish melodic death metallers SOILWORK and Belgium's finest death/grind outfit, ABORTED.
 
Commented Mille Petrozza: "Finally we are gonna be back on a headlining tour through Europe again. It will be more than two years by then since our last run and we have some amazing ideas for a new stage show, supporting our new album. It will be nothing less than spectacular, I promise! Looking forward to see all of you metal maniacs in 2017. And this will just be the beginning..." 
 
KREATOR: Ever since their inception in the early 1980's, KREATOR have pushed boundaries not only in speed/thrash metal in general but also influenced countless bands in other extreme metal genres. With iconic outputs like 'Endless Pain''Pleasure To Kill' and 'Extreme Aggression' under their belt the band is mainly responsible for putting Germany on the map of extreme music.
Unlike other acts in the genre, KREATOR managed to maintain their status even throughout the difficult 1990's when grunge dominated the music world. Ever since the early 2000's KREATOR have taken their sound and thrash metal in general to the next level by releasing modern classics like 'Violent Revolution''Enemy Of God''Hordes Of Chaos' and most recently 'Phantom Antichrist'. Fans and critics alike are looking forward to what KREATOR will be up to with their next, 14th record.
 
SEPULTURA: What is there to say about SEPULTURA that had not been said already? Guitarist extraordinaire, Andreas Kisser, and his gang of extreme metal lunatics have proven to prevail for over 32 years now. Be it the early iconic releases like 'Beneath The Remains' and 'Arise', the huge chartbreaking ones like 'Chaos A.D.' and 'Roots' or modern extreme metal milestones like 'A-lex' or 'The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart'SEPULTURA have shown how versatile and relevant they've always been and still are today. With a brand new record underway, the band will showcase a new brand of chaos at these upcoming shows.  Comments Andreas Kisser "I'm so happy to have the chance to tour with Kreator and Soilwork in Europe. Kreator are one of my main early influences in heavy music, it will be a privilege to share the stage with them. We are going to have a new album out in autumn 2016, and the tour with Kreator will be our first shows in Europe playing the new songs live, I couldn't think of a better way to start this new cycle. Rise Up Sepulnation, 2017 will be an amazing year for all of us, see you all on the tour! DESTROY!"
 
SOILWORK: No other European band has been as influential for modern extreme metal as these Swedes. SOILWORK revolutionized melodic death metal the day they started out by adding clean vocals, a forward-thinking mindset, progressive elements and ridiculously great guitarwork. Over the years the band has evolved to something so remarkably unique and set the blueprints for a modern sound other bands gladly took in. With their current masterpiece 'The Ride Majestic' SOILWORK are a great addition to this varied tour bill.
 
ABORTED: As one of a few successful artists from Belgium, ABORTED have always stood out from the rest. With the new album, 'Retrogore' out now and their unique blend of death metal and grindcore elements accompanied by sick artworks and brutal live performance, the quartet is set to unleash hell when opening the shows every night. 
 
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SEPULTURA
SOILWORK
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Full tour-dates and UK ticket links below, on sale this Friday 13th at 11am.

02.02.2017 NL – Tilburg, 013
03.02.2017 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
04.02.2017 DE – Hamburg, Mehr! Theater
06.02.2017 DK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
07.02.2017 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
12.02.2017 EE – Tallinn, Rock Cafe
13.02.2017 LT – Vilnius, Siemens Arena
15.02.2017 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
17.02.2017 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
18.02.2017 DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
19.02.2017 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
21.02.2017 IT – Trezzo, Live Club
22.02.2017 FR – Grenoble, Summum
23.02.2017 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
24.02.2017 ES – Madrid, Riviera
25.02.2017 FR – Toulouse, Bikini
26.02.2017 FR – Paris, Bataclan
28.02.2017 UK – Manchester, Academy
https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/tickets/13316619
01.03.2017 IR – Dublin, Vicar Street
www.ticketmaster.ie
02.03.2017 UK – London, O2 Forum
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/GDP0203
03.03.2017 BE – Torhout, De Mast
04.03.2017 DE – Essen, Grugahalle

 Epica Announce One Off London Show.

Epica.Wednesday 11th May 2016
Majestic Dutch symphonic metallers Epica will be back in the UK next year playing a one-off London show at o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire alongside German Power Metallers Powerwolf. 

'We are excited to return to gorgeous London to promote our upcoming album which will be released later this year. On the 3rd of February, we will play an exclusive show at the legendary Shepherd's Bush Empire in London. We simply can't wait to perform the new songs and a wide array of the entire Epica discography for our English fans at such a beautiful location.' says Epica frontwoman Simone Simons.

The event will take place on Friday 3rd February 2017.
Tickets go on sale this Friday 14th May at 10am and are also available as of today through O2's pre-sale.

Tickets available from myticket.co.uk / seetickets.com
VIP-upgrades are available from: www.soundrink.com

Epica have announced the follow up to 2014's critically-acclaimed studio album 'The Quantum Enigma' will be released via Nuclear Blast this Autumn. Stay tuned for more info.

 Sum 41 Sign To Hopeless Records.

Sum 41.Tuesday 10th May 2016
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary since starting the band, SUM 41 has announced their signing to Los Angeles' Hopeless Records. This will mark the band's first album in five years, following up 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song "Blood In My Eyes." The upcoming album was written, engineered and produced by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley.

On the signing, Whibley says, "It's crazy to think that we started this band 20 years ago and so much has happened, and it all happened really fast. When I look back at everything it still feels like it's all so recent. I think this a good thing because it still feels like there is still so much to do...which is why I am excited for a new album and to be releasing it with Hopeless Records."

SUM 41, consisting of five members including Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Baksh, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Jason McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo, are excited about to join label mates and friends such as New Found Glory, The Used, Neck Deep, All Time Low and more. 

Averaging more than 300 live performances per year, SUM 41 will hit the road this summer making their way across the US as part of the 2016 Warped Tour, beginning on June 22nd at the Road to Warped Tour in Anchorage, AK and wrapping on August 7th in Pomona, CA.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased, here: http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/.

SUM 41 – Upcoming Tour Dates
  Jun 22 - Road to Warped Tour 2016 - Anchorage, AK
  Jun 26 - NRG Park - Main Street Lot - Houston, TX*
  Jun 27 - Mardi Gras World - New Orleans, LA*
  Jun 29 - The Fairgrounds Nashville - Nashville, TN*
  Jun 30 - Lakewood Amphitheater - Atlanta, GA*
  Jul 01 - Vinoy Park - St Petersburg, FL*
  Jul 02 - Tinker Field - Orlando, FL*
  Jul 03 - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL*
  Jul 05 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC*
  Jul 06 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA*
  Jul 07 - Lakeview Amphitheater - Syracuse, NY*  
  Jul 08 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ*
  Jul 09 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY*
  Jul 10 - Xfinity Theatre - Hartford, CT*
  Jul 11 - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA*
  Jul 13 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA*
  Jul 14 - Darien Lake Theme Park - Darien Center, NY*
  Jul 15 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA*
  Jul 16 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD*
  Jul 17 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ*
  Jul 19 - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN*
  Jul 20 - Blossom Music Center - Akron, OH*
  Jul 21 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH*
  Jul 22 - The Palace at Auburn Hills - Auburn Hills, MI*
  Jul 23 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater - Tinley Park, IL*
  Jul 24 - Canterburry Park - Shakopee, MN*
  Jul 26 - Marcus Amphitheatre - Milwaukee, WI*
  Jul 27 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Maryland Heights, MO*
  Jul 28 - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS*
  Jul 30 - Utah State Park - Salt Lake City, UT*
  Jul 31 - Pepsi Center Arena Lot - Denver, CO*
  Aug 01 - Balloon Fiesta Park - Albuquerque, NM*
  Aug 02 - Salt River Fields - Scottsdale, AZ*
  Aug 05 - Quallcomm Stadium - San Diego, CA*
  Aug 06 - Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA*
  Aug 07 - Pomona Fairplex - Pomona, CA*
* = Warped Tour

 Aug 11 – Rocco Del Schlacko Festival – Puttlingen
 Aug 13 – Taubertal Festival – Rothenburg
 Aug 14 – Sziget Festival – Budapest
 Aug 18 – Open Air Gampel – Gampel
 Aug 19 – Highfield Festival – Grossposna
 Aug 20 – Lowlands Festival – Biddinghuizen
 Aug 22 – And There Come The Wolves Festival – Wiesen
 Aug 23 – Forum Karlin – Prague
 Aug 24 – Chiemsee Summer Festival – Ubersee
 Aug 26 – Carroponte - Milan

 John Carpenter Announces Reduxe 12's Of Classic Work.

John Carpenter.Tuesday 10th May 2016
Much of the power of the best films by the cult director John Carpenter can be attributed to their use of music — music that, more often than not, was composed and performed by Carpenter himself. What began as a necessity for the low-budget productions by Carpenter became a major part of his aesthetic, and established him as a pioneering figure in genre- film score work as well as electronic music in general. Now, flanked by his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies, and with two albums (Lost Themes and Lost Themes II) of non-soundtrack material under his belt, Carpenter has decided to revisit some of his most beloved themes.

Halloween was Carpenter's breakthrough as a feature film director. Made for $300,000, it was the most profitable independent movie of its day, and to date has spawned several sequels, becoming an renowned franchise; its stories, characters and scores known the world over. The film's pulse is the eerie 5/4 piano theme that Carpenter places at the center of its pivotal scenes. It's a classic theme that stands tall alongside Psycho, Jaws, and The Exorcist as one of the most famous – and greatest – in horror movie history. 

The dystopian action thriller Escape From New York is another Carpenter classic, uniting the director with his greatest muse, Kurt Russell. The minimal synthesizer theme that tracks Snake Plissken's journey across this ravaged vision of NYC is one of Carpenter's defining works as a composer. 

Assault on Precinct 13 was the first feature film Carpenter made after film school, and he made it partially as an urban reimagining of Rio Bravo, a film by his idol, Howard Hawks. Assault is a classic, not least of all because it has perhaps Carpenter's best-loved theme. The theme's main synthesizer line, partly inspired by the score to Dirty Harry and Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," is catchy and dread-inducing in equal measure. 

Carpenter's theme for The Fog is one of his finest, and creepiest. The spooky synthesizer tone in Carpenter's composition evokes the advance of the fog itself, helping to make this a quintessential horror score for a classic horror movie. 

These 12" releases include the themes to Halloween b/w Escape From New York and Assault on Precinct 13 b/w The Fog, newly rerecorded by Carpenter and his Lost Themes bandmates. May it serve as a bridge between the Horror Master's legendary, still relevant past and his remarkable present.

Each double A-sided 12' will be available in deluxe limited edition mylar mirrorboard sleeves and as picture discs.

Watch the live studio video for "Escape From New York" below, directed by Carpenter himself. It was filmed at The Village Recorder studio in Los Angeles and offers a preview of The Horror Master's forthcoming historic debut live performances.

In the clip, he is accompanied by his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer and his godson Daniel Davies on guitar, with John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar and Scott Seiver on drums.

Watch the Escape From New York live studio video directed by Carpenter himself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3_QOVaBA98

John Carpenter's US tour kicks off this month! Special blue and red vinyl editions of these 12"s will be available exclusively at the live performances. See full 2016 tour dates below.

John Carpenter live dates:

May
27 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
28 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
30 Denmark, Copenhagen - Koncerthuset - Koncertsalen
June
02 Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Sound
14 US, Seattle – Paramount
15 US, Portland - Arlene Schnitzer
17 US, Oakland - Fox Theatre
18 US, Los Angeles – Orpheum
19 US, Phoenix – Mesa Center for the Arts
21 US, Denver - Gothic Theatre
23 US, Austin - Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
24 US, Dallas - Majestic Theater
July
03 Iceland, Ásbrú ATP - Iceland
06 Switzerland, Neuchâtel - International Film Festival
08 US, New York - Playstation Theatre
09 US, Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
10 US, Pittsburgh – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
12 US, Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
15 US, Detroit - The Masonic Temple
16 US, Chicago – Thalia Hall
18 US, Milwaukee – Pabst Theatre
August
26 Italy, Turin – Today's Festival
28 Italy, Rome - Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall
October
23 UK, Bristol - Simple Things Festival
28 UK, Manchester - Albert Hall
29 UK, Manchester - Albert Hall
31 UK, London - Troxy
of fans.

 Supersuckers Announce UK Tour.

Supersuckers.Tuesday 10th May 2016
The mighty Supersuckers have lined up a European and UK tour, in the wake of rave reviews of their highly acclaimed new country – tinged studio album ‘Holdin’ The Bag’, released on Steamhammer / SPV at the end of January 2016.

The Supersuckers’ trademark balance of take-no-prisoners swagger and hardheaded introspection is reflected throughout ‘Holdin’ The Bag’. The album’s eleven songs find them in typically rocking form, while tapping deeply into the band’s longstanding affinity for country music, which has grown increasingly prominent in their output since 1997’s landmark ‘Must’ve Been High’ album. Check out the video for the title track here:- https://youtu.be/zOK8kXuhOu0

Classic Rock’s Ken Mcintyre proclaimed ‘Holdin’ The Bag’ “A country record made by the Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the world. And really, we should qualify country here. We’re talking Hank Williams and Johnny Cash here, not Taylor Swift. You know, the real stuff, vintage and dusty and lonesome on the trail. Head sucker Eddie Spaghetti is clearly in his element here, his gravelly delivery and aw-shucks persona the perfect foil for twangy, tears-in-your-beer numbers like ‘That’s How It Gets Done’ and ‘All My Rowdy Friends Have Settled Down.’ It’s not all drawls and pedal steel though. The Suckers kick up a decent amount of dust on rowdy rug-cutters like ‘Jibber-Jabber’ and ‘Let’s Bounce’. There is also a great, affecting duet with country-punk superstar Lydia Loveless.”

Don’t miss the chance to catch this awesome combo live when they fly in from the States to play the following gigs and festival:-

June 17th          LONDON – Islington 02 Academy
July 15th           DUBLIN – The Grand Social
July 16th           KILLARNEY – The Inec Acoustic Club
July 20th           BRISTOL – The Fleece
July 21st           MANCHESTER - Club Academy
July 23rd           LEEDS - Brudenell Social Club
July 24th           MAIDSTONE - Ramblin’ Man Fair

Since their 1992 Sub Pop debut, the Supersuckers have toured relentlessly, sharing stages around the world with Social Distortion, Bad Religion, The Ramones, Motörhead, Flogging Molly, Butthole Surfers, Reverend Horton Heat, New York Dolls, The Dwarves, White Zombie and Nashville Pussy. They have also recorded with Steve Earle, Eddie Vedder, Kelley Deal (The Breeders) and Willie Nelson, who they also backed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Supersuckers signed to Steamhammer SPV in 2013 to release their ninth studio album, ‘Get The Hell’, in January 2014. Classic Rock’s Malcolm Dome reviewed the LP in March 2014’s issue, stating “Supersuckers’ infectiously groovy approach has always combined 50’s rock’n’roll high school naivety with Cheap Trick style 70s hard rock snap and biting punk energy. ‘Get The Hell’ carries on this tradition. Eddie Spaghetti and his gang want people to smirk as they hit the dance floor to ‘Something About You’, ‘Fuck Up’, ‘Bein’ Bad’ and ‘Rock On’. These have the same unpretentious thrust of the Wildhearts, Hellacopters and Turbonegro, but with the flavor of the Rocky Horror Show. Each song is a charming, fumble-in-the-back-seat anthem.”

After the band had finished recording ‘Holdin’ The Bag, Eddie was diagnosed with stage-3 throat cancer, forcing the group to cancel a planned European tour and put all their touring activities on temporary hold while he underwent surgery, radiation treatment and rehab. The band’s friends and fans stepped up in droves to lend support, raising over $57,000 to help pay for his treatment, moving Eddie to state that “It’s really humbling, and it’s great to know that so many people care.”

“If you don’t like ‘Holdin’ The Bag’, then you really don’t like the Supersuckers”, Eddie says. “I really feel like this and ‘Get The Hell’ are the best records we’ve ever made. I feel like, after 25 years, we’re finally getting the hang of this. We’re still that hungry little band that pictures itself being much bigger than it really is.”

 Goo Goo Dolls Announce UK Tour.

Goo Goo Dolls.Tuesday 10th May 2016
With their new track 'So Alive' currently the No. 1 most added at hot AC radio in the US, on the Radio 2 playlist in the UK and their new album 'Boxes' released last week,  Goo Goo Dolls are back with a vengeance.

 Goo Goo Dolls — consisting of singer John Rzeznik and bassist Robby Takac — have already announced a summer headlining tour of amphitheaters and arenas in North America, and are now happy to announce their first UK tour since 2013.  The tour kicks off in Norwich on October 8th and finishes up at London Eventim Apollo on October 14th. Tickets go on sale at 10:00am on Friday 13th May priced £27.50 (except for London which is £29.50) plus booking fees at gigsandtours.com & ticketmaster.co.uk. Doors are 19:00 except Norwich which is 18:30. VIP ticket packages are available at googoodolls.com/tour.

OCTOBER 2016                         
Sat 8th                 Norwich, UEA                    
Sun 9th                 Leeds, O2 Academy           
Mon 10th              Glasgow, O2 Academy     
Wed 12th              Manchester, Albert Hall
Thurs 13th             Birmingham, O2 Institute   
Fri 14th                  London, Eventim Apollo  Hammersmith

 Ugly Kid Joe Release New Video.

Ugly Kid Joe.Monday 9th May 2016
After a 19-year hiatus, Ugly Kid Joe return with a brand new, full-length album entitled "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be".

The album was recorded at Balance Studios in Covington, Louisiana under the helm of Dave Fortman (Slipknot, Godsmack, Evanescence) and featured a 7-member line up of Ugly Kid Joe – the "Seven Headed Monster".

The chemistry flows so well throughout this new release, it's as though they never left. 'Uglier Than They Used Ta Be' boasts a collection of well-crafted rock tunes, from the riff driven 'Let The Record Play' to the hard-hitting 'Hell Aint Hard to Find'. It truly is a collection of some of the best songs ever written by the band which is highlighted with tracks such as 'Under The Bottom' and the emotionally driven 'Enemy'.

Whitfield Crane (Vocals) and Klaus Eichstadt (Guitars) teamed up with Sonny Mayo (Guitars), Shannon Larkin (Drums), Zac Morris (Drums), Cordell Crockett (Bass) and Dave Fortman (Guitars) to write and record in the studio. The result is the most cohesive sounding Ugly Kid Joe record to date.

"It's a full circle of sorts," says UKJ frontman Whitfield Crane "there was a lot of love and talent in one room and that is exactly what this album sounds like."

The album also includes a cover of the Motorhead classic "Ace of Spades", which features Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell. Phil also appears on the tracks 'My Old Man' and 'Under The Bottom'

"Uglier Than They Used Ta Be" 

Track Listing 

Hell Aint Hard To Find
Let The Record Play
Bad Seed
Mirror The Man
She's Already Gone
Nothing Ever Changes
My Old Man
Under The Bottom
Ace of Spades
Enemy
Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

UGLY KID JOE
Release New Music Video
'Under The Bottom feat. Phil Campbell'

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pb-Lg6Fa6U&feature=youtu.be 

 Starset To Support Breaking Benjamin.

Starset.Monday 9th May 2016
US rock act Starset are set to tour Europe in May/June 2016.  The dates are as follow

Fri 27th May 2016             Koko, London UK (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sun 29th May                         Melkweg, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Mon 30th May                       Huxleys, Berlin GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sat 4th June                             Rock Am Ring, Mendig GERMANY FESTIVAL
Sun 5th June                            Rock Im Park, Nurnberg GERMANY FESTIVAL
Mon 6th June                          X-Tra, Zurich SWITZERLAND (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Tues 7th June                         Alcatraz, Milan ITALY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Tues 14th June                      DOCKS, Hamburg GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Fri 17th June                          Stadium Live, Moscow RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sat 18th June                          A2, St Petersburg RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Mon 20th June                       Debaser Media, Stockholm SWEDEN (support to Breaking Benjamin)

2014 saw Starset release their debut album "Transmissions" to widespread critical acclaim. Lead single "My Demons" was playlisted across UK radio. The band are currently finalizing their new studio album which is due for release in the fall in 2016.

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

Starset have sold over 85,000 albums and more than 400,000 tracks to date worldwide. The band also has over 100 Million Streams and 350 Million Youtube views worldwide.

You can read more about Starset and The Starset Society here:
http://starsetonline.com/    http://thestarsetsociety.org/

 Avatar Debut New Video From Forthcoming Album.

Avatar.Monday 9th May 2016
AVATAR have debuted yet another visually sunning music video for their track 'The Eagle Has Landed'. Directed by longtime collaborator Johan Carlén, this is the first official music video we've seen from the band off their forthcoming LP. Vocalist Johannes Eckerström explains:

"During the past few months I've ended up saying "this is our most ambitious work to date" quite a bit, but this one takes the cake. While still keeping it in the family we've created yet a new universe for everyone to get immersed in. A fable is a metaphor to explore the human condition and we've taken it one step further, zooming in on one song and what it has to say in and out of itself beyond the frames of the concept of 'Feathers & Flesh.'"

This is the story of five conmen travelling around the land, selling their snake oil to the easily persuaded people of the soil. Often when we want karma to bite someone's ass the most, they always seem to get away. It was fun to play the bad guy for once. I think the visuals and our treatment of the classic one take-concept speaks for itself. This is one of those you'll want to watch over and over again. I know I'm already doing just that. Enjoy!"

Watch 'The Eagle Has Landed' herehttp://avatarmetal.com/

With past works being buzzworthy videos like "Bloody Angel", "Hail The Apocalypse" and the 2015 Loudwire "Best Rock video of the year" video for "Vultures Fly", AVATAR continues to raise the bar for what bands are doing visually in the current state of hard rock and metal.
 
AVATAR will release their very first concept album titled Feathers & Flesh to be released on Friday, May 13, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and Canada and Another Century overseas. The new release will be the band's highly anticipated follow up to “Hail The Apocalypse” released in 2014, which cracked the Billboard Top 200 for the first time in the band's career.

The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for AVATAR. Not only is this concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hardcover book. The physical album pre order, book, and exclusive merchandise is available now. Click here for more info: http://www.avatarmetal.com

AVATAR EUROPE | Summer 2016:
Jun 03 Rock im Park Festival                         Nurnberg, Germany                        
Jun 04 Fortarock Festival                                Nijmegen, Netherlands                                  
Jun 05 Rock Am Ring Festival                        Mendig, Germany                             
Jun 08 Komplex 457                                            Zuerich, Switzerland (w/Disturbed)        
Jun 10 Download Festival France              Paris, France                      
Jun 11 Download Festival UK                       Derby, United Kingdom                                  
Jun 13 Futurum Music Bar                              Praha, Czech Republic                   
Jun 14 Huxleys Neue Welt                              Berlin, Germany (w/ Disturbed)                 
Jun 15 Docks                                                            Hamburg, Germany (w/ Disturbed)
Jul 08 Norway Rock Festival                          Kvinesdal, Norway

Feathers & Flesh was recorded in Germany, Finland and Sweden in December 2015 with producer extraordinaire Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers). “Avatar is an amazing band” said Massy, adding, “The singer has the wild energy and charisma I love, and the players are relentless. The album we’re making is an epic. Each song powerfully stands on it’s own, but is only a piece of a larger story. This album is the project I’ve been dreaming about for years!”

The music is as always, rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. There is a love for intense double bass drumming, riffing and shredding of timeless dimensions alongside rough edges, slow grooves and epic storytelling for the ages. The idea is that as the band digs deeper, the fists will be held up higher. The end result is a modern metal album with all the ruthlessness and power one could ask for handled with a loving songwriter’s hand, inspired by The Beatles and Queen.

AVATAR have developed quite the reputation for touring the US harder than even some of their American counterparts. Most notably, the band has grown well known for their epic performances in the US festival market. After their memorable performance at Rock on the Range 2014, a first for the band, it shows no signs of stopping. AVATAR will return to Rock on the Range, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest in 2016. They will also be performing at the Download Festival in the UK next month.

'Feathers & Flesh' tracklisting:
01. Regret
02. House Of Eternal Hunt
03. The Eagle Has Landed
04. New Land
05. Tooth, Beak & Claw
06. For The Swarm
07. Fiddler's Farewell
08. One More Hill
09. Black Waters
10. Night Never Ending
11. Pray the Sun Away
12. When The Snow Lies Red
13. Raven Wine
14. Sky Burial

 Incognito! To Release 17th Studio Album.

Incognito.Monday 9th May 2016
You would think that a 37-year-old band would rest on its laurels...right? No, not Incognito! The band is as creative and full of fire as it was at its conception in 1979. A rare feat in these days and times.

Their 17th studio album, "In Search of Better Days", will have Incognito fans grinning ear to ear and will be released on June 24th, 2016 on earMUSIC.
The fresh, uncompromising, soulful, Jazz-Funk-laden songs and instrumentals that are the bones of Incognito continue to shine through . . . and there is more. The sound of Bluey's London for over three and a half decades weaves its way throughout this album and gives it flesh, with splashes of Drum & Bass and Broken Beats, Rare Groove, Deep Soulful House, and even influences from the Rock and Blues that were at the heart of the UK scene in the late '60s and early '70s.

From the driving bass of featured guest Stuart Zender on the opening track, you know that this album is upping the ante and it's going to be one hell of a good ride! Imaani, Vanessa Haynes, Tony Momrelle, Katie Leone, Vula Malinga — the UK's finest and most soulful voices hit you relentlessly one after the other with songs that will remain with you from the first hearing. And as if that was not enough to make this one of Incognito's best albums, in comes American chanteuse extraordinaire aka "the voice of Incognito" — Maysa, to seal the deal!

Other special guest artists — including pianist Avery*Sunshine, drummer Richard Spaven, cosmic percussionist Jody Linscott, and Japanese guitar legend Tomoyasu Hotei of Kill Bill fame — leave their indelible marks on this much-anticipated release.

Bluey's songwriting and production senses are as always full-spectrum, steeped in deep, rich history, bridging the classic sounds of the past and the tonal and sonic languages of the present and future. These songs of Love, songs of awareness, questioning, challenging, optimism, joy, and hope are without a doubt some of his best!

As Bluey continues blazing his own trail with his ever-expanding community of top-of-the-line artists, fueled by a passion for storytelling and creating unity through the Groove, Incognito's "In Search of Better Days" takes us there. This album is . . .  Truth!

 Sir Reg To Release New Album.

Sir Reg.Monday 9th May 2016
SIR REG hail from the peaceful land of Sweden, but there is nothing peaceful about their music. Since bursting onto the Celtic rock/punk scene back in 2009, this bunch of talented boys and girls have grabbed the music world by its throat and refused to let go.

They constantly tour and have played celebrated shows all over Europe.

In 2010 the band joined forces with The Misfits and headed out on a three week long European tour. They´ve also shared stage with the likes of :
Thin Lizzy, Fiddler´s Green, The Real McKenzies, Talco, H.E.A.T.

Their Music is about the people, for the people and their live shows will leave you gasping for air, drenched in sweat and begging for more. It is music to drink beer to. It is music to dance to and it´s music that will leave you buzzing for hours after the last tune.

On vocals is Brendan, an Irishman who left his hometown of Dublin to come to Sweden and fulfill his dream of putting together the most amazing band possible.

And now they´re releasing their fourth album "Modern Day Disgrace".

 Letlive Unleash New Track ' Reluctantly Dead'.

Letlive.Monday 9th May 2016
Having recently laid waste to the UK with a series of sold out live dates, Los Angeles' letlive. has revealed another new track from their highly anticipated forthcoming opus 'If I'm The Devil...' 

The political urgency of 'Good Mourning, America' provided a first glimpse into some of the themes and sounds that are explored in 'If I'm The Devil...' and 'Reluctantly Dead' further exemplifies the diverse pallet of sounds that letlive. incorporates on this record. The track soars to an anthemic chorus, steered by searing riffs and fuelled by impassioned vocals from Jason Aalon Butler. This new cut from the record received a first play as Daniel P Carter's 'Rockest Record' on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show last night and was played again on Clara Amfo's show this morning. 

letlive. is a band that reflects humanity as a collection of emotional, frontal-lobe beings, and uses their ambition to ignite the same passion with their fans. Since it's beginning, letlive. has been a band that is not easy to categorize. In fact, they refuse to be constrained by the ideas of a "scene" – whether it is punk, metal, indie, or rap. However, should 'If I'm the Devil...' necessitate a genre classification, one could posit it revolutionary counterculture music - a punk rock Run The Jewels, a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, and Public Enemy with more inclusive politics.

letlive. will embark on a headline tour of the U.S. in June to support the album's release and they'll be back in Europe for a one-off festival date at Roskilde in July. 

'If I'm the Devil...' - Track Listing:
1. I've Learned To Love Myself
2. Nü Romantics
3. Good Mourning, America
4. Who You Are Not
5. A Weak Ago
6. Foreign Cab Rides
7. Reluctantly Dead
8. Elephant
9. Another Offensive Song
10. If I'm The Devil...
11. Copper Colored Quiet

 Dance Gavin Dance Announce 10th Anniversary Shows.

Dance Gavin Dance.Monday 9th May 2016
Experimental post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance are pleased to announce their 10 year Anniversary tour.  The tour which takes place in 19 dates across UK and Europe, will be similar to their recent 10 Year Anniversary US run, that featured their vocalist, Tilian Pearson, but also the band's previous vocalists, Kurt Travis and Jonny Craig, who will all share on performing select songs.

"After unintentionally neglecting UK and EU for years, we are coming back at full force to celebrate the band's 10 year anniversary with every singer combination the band has ever had. Each show will be a celebration of every era of the band all in one night." says founding member and guitarist Will Swan. 

FULL TOUR DATES:
Thu 3-Nov UK Oxford O2 Academy2
Fri 4-Nov UK Brighton The Haunt
Sat 5-Nov UK Birmingham Institute3
Sun 6-Nov UK Southampton Engine Rooms
Tue 8-Nov UK Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wed 9-Nov UK Newcastle O2 Academy2
Thu 10-Nov UK Manchester Sound Control
Fri 11-Nov UK Glasgow Garage
Sat 12-Nov UK Leeds The Key Club
Mon 14-Nov UK Cardiff The Globe
Tue 15-Nov UK Bristol The Fleece
Wed 16-Nov UK London Underworld
Fri 18-Nov Germany Cologne Underground
Sat 19-Nov Germany Hamburg Headcrash
Sun 20-Nov Germany Berlin Musik & Frieden
Tue 22-Nov Germany Munich Strom
Wed 23-Nov Germany Frankfurt Nachtleben
Fri 25-Nov Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat
Sat 26-Nov Netherlands Eindhoven Dynamo


Tickets onsale 10 am Wednesday 11th May 

The new live album, 'Tree City Sessions' is a collection of 12 fan favourites spanning their 10 year career.  It was recorded live in the band's hometown of Sacramento, CA and is now available for pre-order on MerchNow and iTunes.
Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. The band has gone on to release six LP's with Rise Records, the last five of which charted on the Billboard Top 200.

 Lacuna Coil Preview Third Song From Forthcoming Album 'Delirium'.

Lacuna Coil.Sunday 8th May 2016
LACUNA COIL have launched a new song called 'Ghost In The Mist' - the track is taken from their upcoming album 'Delirium', which is due for a release worldwide on May 27, 2016. Check out the semi-static clip for 'Ghost In The Mist' here: https://youtu.be/hYslpgbKiOY

When you preorder a digital copy of 'Delirium' at iTunes or Amazon you are getting access to the songs 'Ghost In The Mist', 'Delirium' and 'The House Of Shame' immediately:
http://smarturl.it/deliriumITUNES
http://smarturl.it/deliriumAMAZONMP3

On Spotify:
'Delirium': http://spoti.fi/1Qrulhn
'The House Of Shame': http://spoti.fi/1SEcLZi
'Ghost In The Mist': http://spoti.fi/21E5LlE

'Delirium' album pre-orders are live in several countries already, more will follow shortly:
CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/DeliriumCMDISTRO
UK: lacunacoil.tmstor.es
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: http://www.emp.de/search/lacuna%20coil%20delirium/
Australia: http://smarturl.it/DeliriumJB
Finland:
CD: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/lacuna_coil/delirium/#459896
Ltd. Deluxe CD Box Set: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/lacuna_coil/delirium/#459894
Italy:
Gatefold LP+CD white vinyl: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Vinile-Bianco-Esclusiva-Amazon/dp/B01DU836U4/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112374&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853186815
Ltd. Deluxe CD Box Set: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Toppa-Braccialetto-Cartelle-Cliniche/dp/B01DO20NAM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112400&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853221820
Ltd. Edition CD Digipak: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Cd-Digipack-Lacuna-Coil/dp/B01D5Z6JRY/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112452&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853137428
Standard CD: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Standard-Cd-Lacuna-Coil/dp/B01D5Z6LOU/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112487&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853137527
Gatefold LP+CD black vinyl: http://www.amazon.it/Delirium-Vinile-Nero-Lacuna-Coil/dp/B01D5Z6JVK/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1460112523&sr=1-1&keywords=0889853137619

LACUNA COIL will be making their much-anticipated return to North America as part of the “Delirium Worldwide” tour starting in San Francisco tomorrow on May 7th. This will be their first US run in support of their much-anticipated new album 'Delirium', which is set for a May 27th release through Century Media Records. The first leg of the tour features Butcher Babies as direct support while the second leg comes with Stiched Up Heart. 9Electric and Painted Wives are rounding out the stellar package.

While the band is kicking off their touring cycle in North America they will be playing selected festivals worldwide before heading to Australia for four shows in October.

LACUNA COIL live:
support: 9 Electric, Painted Wives
with Butcher Babies
07.05.16 (USA) San Francisco CA - Social Hall * 
08.05.16 (USA) Los Angeles LA - The Roxy
09.05.16 (USA) Phoenix AZ - The Marquee
10.05.16 (USA) El Paso TX - Tricky Falls
12.05.16 (USA) Dallas TX - Trees
14.05.16 (USA) Cherokee NC - Cherokee Event Center ** 
15.05.16 (USA) Richmond VA - The National **
17.05.16 (USA) Davenport IA - Adler Theater ** 
18.05.16 (USA) Madison WI - Majestic Theatre * 
20.05.16 (USA) Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero * 
21.05.16 (USA) Flint MI - The Machine Shop
23.05.16 (USA) Baltimore MD - Rams Head Live
25.05.16 (USA) Brooklyn NY - Saint Vitus ^^ 
26.05.16 (USA) Uncasville CT - Mohegan Sun Wolf Den ^^ 
27.05.16 (USA) Poughkeepsie NY - The Chance
28.05.16 (USA) Lancaster PA - Chameleon
with Stiched Up Heart
31.05.16 (USA) Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge
01.06.16 (USA) Minneapolis MN - Mill City Nights 
03.06.16 (USA) Lawrence KS - Granada
04.06.16 (USA) Denver CO - Cervantes
06.06.16 (USA) Columbia MO - Blue Note
07.06.16 (USA) Nashville TN - Exit / In
09.06.16 (USA) New York NY - Gramercy
10.06.16 (USA) Norfolk VA - The Norva
11.06.16 (USA) Raleigh NC - Lincoln Theatre
12.06.16 (USA) Atlanta GA - Masquerade
* no Butcher Babies
** supporting Halestorm
^^ no support 

Festivals:
30.04.16 (PH) Quezon City - Pulp Summer Slam Festival
02.05.16 (CN) Pudong Sanjia Port Suzhou - MIDI E-Festival
24.06.16 (IT) Parabiago (MI) - Rugby Sound Festival
01.07.16 (IT) Piazzola Sul Brenta (PD) - Postpay Sound
09.07.16 (F) Les Remparts De Longwy - Rock’n’Roll Train Festival
22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival

Australia:
12.10.16 (AUS) Perth - Amplifier Bar
13.10.16 (AUS) Melbourne - Max Watt’s
14.10.16 (AUS) Sydney - The Metro Theatre 
15.10.16 (AUS) Brisbane - Max Watt’s

 Joey Jordison Reveals New Band Vimic.

Vimic.Sundya 8th May 2016
Globally recognised as as one of rock & metal's most respected drummers, Joey Jordison has unveiled details of his new band, VIMIC.  

Rounded out by Kalen Chase [vocals], Jed Simon [guitar/vocals], Kyle Konkiel [bass/vocals] and Matt Tarach [keyboards], VIMIC has debuted 'Simple Skeletons,' the first single from their debut album, 'Open Your Omen' which is set to land later this year via Roadrunner Records.  'Simple Skeletons' is streaming now on VIMIC's official YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/TmXh8YBAef4 - and is available today at iTunes, Amazon and all DSPs.

Recorded at Sound Farm Studios in Jamaica, Iowa, 'Open Your Omen' was produced, mixed and mastered by Kato Khandwala (My Chemical Romance, Blondie, Paramore).

Jordison spoke with Sirius XM's Liquid Metal host José Mangin about forming VIMIC and the significance of the band's forthcoming album. "I decided that I really wanted to start fresh. I did not want to keep rehashing some old ideas, if I'm going to keep going I really want to break loose, wipe the slate clean and start fresh," Jordison stated.  "We went into the studio with (producer) Kato Khandwala and started hashing it out... kind of old school. We went in and said, 'let's just go back to being in the studio, jamming as a band, getting together with our instruments... and just creating from the ground up.  That was one of the coolest things about creating this record.'"


The career of Joey Jordison is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative and impressive in the history of modern metal.  It is a career that really has been many careers – musician, songwriter, and producer – from small town beginnings to global prominence.  Jordison's journey has included an extraordinary string of hits, 11 platinum and 40 gold records, and a Grammy Award, as well as numerous industry accolades for his top tier musicianship and, above all, an immeasurable influence on countless fellow artists and passionate fans around the world.

 Dream Theater Release New Video.

Dream Theater.Sunday 8th May 2016
Legendary prog-metal masters Dream Theater have debuted their official music video for "Our New World" taken from their critically acclaimed double concept album, 'The Astonishing', released in January by Roadrunner Records.  

The video, which premiered in the USA with The Wall Street Journal, highlights the band's immersive and interactive live show and captures the prog-virtuosos' transcendent performances from their recent world tour. Watch the official video for "Our New World" on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/JnLdx2FyNqg.

Consisting of 34 tracks spread across 2 unique acts, 'The Astonishing' debuted atop Billboard's "Rock" and "Hard Rock" album charts, marking the group's third No. 1 "Hard Rock" album following 'Black Clouds & Silver Linings' and 2013's self-titled LP. In the UK, the record entered the main album chart at #11, the band's highest position ever in the UK. "Even for a group that has blazed new trails consistently, there's never been anything to compare to 'The Astonishing', the full-blown rock-opera, jumbo-size concept album... Put simply, the new release lives up to its title in every way imaginable," exclaimed Rolling Stone.  

Recorded at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove, New York, with John Petrucci producing, studio luminary Richard Chycki (Aerosmith, Rush) engineering/mixing and legendary arranger, composer and conductor David Campbell orchestrating, 'The Astonishing' paints a tale of a retro-futurist post-apocalyptic dystopia ruled by medieval style feudalism. It's a place aching for a Chosen One to rise above the noise and defeat an Empire defined by the endless drone of noise machines and the illusion of safety in bland conformity.

The Astonishing is available now at all DSP's (http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishing) is also available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard 2-CD set, 4-LP vinyl box set and a limited edition deluxe box set, all of which are currently available via Dream Theater's webstore (http://flyt.it/DTTheAstonishingStore).

 Blues Pills Reveal Second Album Artwork.

Blues Pills.Sunday 8th May 2016
Multi-national newcomer sensation BLUES PILLS have revealed the cover artwork for their eagerly awaited second album. 'Lady In Gold' will be released on August 5, 2016 and will contain 10 brand new tracks (see full tracklisting below).

Bassist, founding member and main songwriter Zach Anderson comments: "The design comes from the dutch artist Marijke Koger-Dunham who already worked with us for the first album cover. We are super proud to have the opportunity to work again with such a legendary artist who has even worked with THE BEATLES, CREAM and many more. The original design was made by her 50 years ago. We worked together to adapt the colors to fit the mood of the album. Hopefully our fans will like it as much as we do."

Commented singer Elin Larsson on the choice of the album's title: "Lady gold is a character who symbolizes death. We wanted a twist on the typical stereotype of death being the grim reaper. So instead we made her a lady in gold."

Lady In Gold tracklisting:
01. Lady In Gold
02. Little Boy Preacher
03. Burned Out
04. I Felt A Change
05. Gone So Long
06. Bad Talkers
07. You Gotta Try
08. Won't Go Back
09. Rejection
10. Elements And Things

Just like it's highly successful predecessor 'Lady In Gold' was once again produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS). 

Blues Pills have just announced a UK Tour for later this year. Tickets on sale now, available from the links below: 

1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
http://t-s.co/blu00
4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
www.ticketmaster.ie
5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
6th November – London – Koko
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets

Welsh fans need not dismay as Blues Pills will be playing Steelhouse Festival in Gwent on 23rd July - tickets available here: http://www.steelhousefestival.com/tickets.html 

 Goo Goo Dolls Release New Album 'Boxes'.

Goo Goo Dolls.Sunday 8th May 2016
Goo Goo Dolls' highly anticipated new album Boxes is out worldwide today via Warner Bros. Records. The album features stunning lead single "So Alive," which the band will perform on Jimmy Kimmel, Live! on May 12. "So Alive" was the #1 most added song at Hot AC radio upon release, and is already charting at #23 and climbing every week. There will be a vinyl version of the album released on June 10th.

Download Boxes here:
http://smarturl.it/ggdboxes 

Stream Boxes via Spotify here:
http://smarturl.it/ggdboxes.spotify

Watch/Share "So Alive":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78wGInBuKn0

Boxes is a vibrant, sonically forward-looking album that manages to retain what their legions of fans love about the Goo Goo Dolls — indelible melodies with intimate and heartfelt lyrics - whilst still pushing new boundaries in terms of sound and production. Singer and guitarist John Rzeznik enlisted some of his favourite songwriters and producers to collaborate with, including Gregg Wattenberg (with whom Rzeznik wrote four songs on the Goos' 2013 album Magnetic), Wattenberg's production partner Derek Fuhrmann, and Drew Pearson (who has worked with Phillip Phillips and OneRepublic).

Goo Goo Dolls — which also includes bassist Robby Takac — will hit the road for an extensive summer headlining tour of amphitheaters and arenas. The tour kicks off in Portland, OR, on July 8th and crisscrosses North America until September 16th. Please see below for all dates. VIP ticket packages are available at googoodolls.com/tour.  European dates should be announced soon, watch this space!

Goo Goo Dolls have created some of the most memorable musical moments with such chart-topping hits as "Name," "Slide," and acoustic ballad "Iris," which spent 18 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart and remains one of the biggest crossover hits in the history of popular music. Having formed the Goo Goo Dolls in Buffalo, NY, in 1986, Rzeznik and Takac spent their first decade traversing North America in a van and bringing their raucous brand of melodic punk rock to college kids and winning over small but enthusiastic crowds of fans.

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including "Name," "Slide," and "Iris," the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), and recorded and released ten studio albums, with Boxes to be their 11th. Rzeznik has also been honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

 Eluveitie Announce Line Up Changes.

Eluveitie.Sunday 8th May 2016
Swiss Folk Metal institution ELUVEITIE have just announced the departure of Merlin Sutter (drums), Anna Murphy (vocals) and Ivo Henzi (guitar). The final shows that these members play will be the Fortarock Festival in Nijmegen (NL). But the band will play all confirmed future shows with stand-in-musicians (until new members are confirmed).

The band just released this official statement:
"With a heavy heart we have to announce that Eluveitie will go through another change soon. We have decided to part ways with our longtime drummer Merlin Sutter. In the consequence of this, Merlin's close personal friends Anna Murphy and Ivo Henzi decided to leave Eluveitie as well. We all developed a lot over the last ten years – not only as a band, but also as individuals. And we partly developed in different directions; different goals, wishes and ideas emerged. Over the last years we all had to deal with interpersonal challenges within the band. Instead of pulling together, our days have rather been shaped by wearing friction and constant clash of interests. And thus we felt that we have become something we shouldn't have; that we've diverged from what Eluveitie was always meant to be – a band, a family, a passionate and deep-rooted group of musicians, where heart's blood can flow freely! Eluveitie was always meant to be about 'rock'n'roll', passion and also about 'carrying the torch' of the Celtic spirit.Yet over the years we have partly diverged from our roots, which is not good. Each and every single one of us is definitely a passionate musician. But in this group constellation, we seemed to rather cumber, than to inspire each other. The band has suffered from this for a longer time now. So we ended up in this painful situation where the mentioned facts have made it impossible to us to continue like this and we came to the point eventually, where we believe, it's best to go separate ways.

It was a terribly hard decision to make and it hasn't been done carelessly, but with tears and a heavy heart. We know that this is tough to handle – for everybody. And we know it sucks badly that things developed this way. Above the fact that this is hard to handle personally and emotionally, we are painfully aware of how much it also must disappoint you, our fans... which makes it even harder. We do not part from each others in hatred though. From our hearts we wish Merlin, Anna & Ivo only the very best for their future ways and also all the best of luck and success for all their further musical projects. For we're sure their musical journey will go on and it will be great. And maybe our ways will even cross again in future, in a different way.

For us in Eluveitie this now also means a lot to deal with.

We do not want to look at it as yet another line-up change!

For us it means to seclude ourselves for a while, to take the inward turn and to recollect. We will go back to our roots and become again what we once have been.

We will still play the next couple of shows together with Merlin, Anna and Ivo. Their last performance with Eluveitie will be the Fortarock Festival in Nijmegen (NL) on the 5th of June. So you should grab your chance and come to one of these shows!

After that we will not leave you, our fans, hanging. We promise you to play every single show we have confirmed so far! We will perform with temporary stand-in musicians until our new line-up is ready and we promise to do everything to find the best possible session musicians we can! There won't be 'replacements' - Merlin, Anna and Ivo are unique and not replaceable. Yet we will come on stage with a very strong live line-up – this is a promise."

 Vinnie Caruana To Relese Solo Album.

Vinnie Caruana.Sunday 8th May 2016
"'I Don't Believe You' is a celebration of wisdom. With age, I've gained wisdom and the ability to see through the bullshit. I don't have time to waste on dishonesty, cruelty, pettiness, or the unreliable. Life is too utterly precious and short. The title is a nod to my favorite band The Magnetic Fields. Liberty from bullshit in 2016? One can only hope." - VC

'I Don't Believe You' is the third track to be revealed from Vinnie Caruana's forthcoming debut solo album 'Survivor's Guilt'. Long known and well respected in the punk community for fronting The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche, Vinnie is releasing 'Survivor's Guilt' in North America through Equal Vision Records and in the UK and Europe through Big Scary Monsters on May 27, 2016.

The new song comes on the eve of Vinnie's headline UK shows with Murray MacLeod of The Xcerts supporting. The run of dates begins with Boston Music Rooms in London tomorrow night. Vinnie will be performing songs off 'Survivor's Guilt'as well as songs from his other projects. "I found what I love to do long ago," he says. "Writing, recording and performing music, traveling, and making friends and memories. I don't think I'd truly be happy doing anything else. When you look at it that way, what else is really important than to be happy with your life and how you choose to live it."

Vinnie Caruana UK Tour w/ Murray MacLeod (The Xcerts):
6th May – Boston Music Room, London
7th May – Deadpunk Festival, Bristol
8th May – Bodega, Nottingham
10th May – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
11th May – Key Club, Leeds

'Survivor's Guilt' Track List:
01) Burn It Down
02) We Don't Have To Die Alone
03) Angel Of The North
04) Heavy Weighs The Summer
05) Survivor's Guilt
06) Gem Street
07) Under My Side Of The Bed
08) I Don't Believe You
09) Roll Back To Me
10) Your Religion Is Killing Me

 Beartooth Announce New Album And Preview New Single.

Beartooth.Sunday 8th May 2016
Columbus, OH hardcore band Beartooth have dropped a new track - 'Loser' ahead of the release of their new album Aggressive, due out June 3rd via Red Bull Records. 

'Loser' Premiered on 'A Series Of Bleeps With Corey Taylor' on Beats 1, May 4th, and is currently sitting at number 1 in the UK iTunes Metal charts.
Check out the new track here and be sure not to miss their performance at this year's Download Festival 

Pre-order Aggressive here:  http://beartoothband.com/
In the two short years since their debut album was cooked up in front man Caleb Shomo's basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music's stratosphere. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and the Vans Warped Tour. They've earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! award nominations, gotten daytime airplay across the globe and been named a "New Artist You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone.
For Aggressive, Shomo again retreated to his home studio to write, perform and produce the album's 12 tracks, re-teaming with John Feldmann (The Used, Blink-182) for a bit of songwriting contribution and enlisting David Bendeth (Killswitch Engage, Paramore) to mix the release. The resulting songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

Track Listing for Aggressive is as follows:
Aggressive
Hated
Loser
Fair Weather Friend
Burnout
Sick of Me
Censored
Always Dead
However You Want It Said
Find A Way
Rock Is Dead
King Of Anything

Beartooth will be giving fans a taste of Aggressive on their new run of live dates, kicking off in the US & continuing across UK & Europe this Summer, with more dates to be announced soon.
Visit www.beartoothband.com for more information.

 Zippo Team Up With Download Festival For 2016 Festival.

Zippo Lighter.Thursday 5th May 2016
Get your rock spirit on with Zippo at the biggest rock music festival, Download Festival. Celebrating its rich heritage in music, Zippo is set to wow festival attendees with a range of on-site activities including the Zippo Encore stage, which will host some of the festival’s biggest bands. You can also visit the Zippo Encore Area to try your hand at air guitar and be in with a chance of winning tickets for unique side-of-stage experiences.

At this year’s Download Festival, some of the biggest names in music will perform including Black Sabbath, Rammstein and Iron Maiden; it’s revving up to be a true rock feast!

Over at the Zippo Encore Area festival goers will have the opportunity to design their own Zippo Windproof Lighter. Shortlisted entries will be uploaded onto Zippo’s Facebook page for public display with the winning design produced as a one off design and there is a daily prize also up for grabs.

Zippo’s extensive range of products will also be available for sale and fans can get their hands on a limited edition Download Festival Zippo Windproof Lighter. The perfect festival memorabilia for their iconic rock status complete with Zippo’s lifetime guarantee. Grab one for only £25.00 and ask the Zippo team about free on-site engraving.

Rock ‘n’ roll with the times and get the virtual version of the limited edition Download Festival Zippo Lighter for free! The popular Virtual Zippo Lighter app is free to download from Android and iOS devices and now offers a free limited edition Download Festival design. It’s perfect to hold up high when you're rocking to your favourite band!

Since the iconic sea of flames was created as Zippo lighters were first waved in the air calling for an “encore”, Zippo Windproof Lighters have become the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music. The brand has always remained close to rock music and partners with festivals around the world – including Download Festival for the 6th year running – ensuring that Zippo lighters’ storied history with music rocks on.

Follow Zippo on Facebook and Twitter @Zippo to be kept up-to-date with the latest news, exclusive offers and other exciting announcements about rock’s biggest events and festivals. Remember those who rock, roll with Zippo!

 The Amorettes Announce New Album.

Amorettes.Thursday 5th May 2016
Scots Rock Trio, The Amorettes, have announced that their new album, White Hot Heat, will be released worldwide through Off Yer Rocka Recordings on 27 June 2016.

White Hot Heat, the follow up to the acclaimed, 'Game On' and has been produced by Luke Morley, songwriter and lead guitarist with UK Rock act, Thunder, and engineered by Nick Brine, with credits that include Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Darkness, Oasis, and many more. White Hot Heat was recorded at Brine's Leeders Vale studios in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.

"The Amorettes make a great noise," says Morley, "so I was delighted to be involved in the new album. They opened for The Union 5 years ago, and I've been watching their development with interest ever since. I think we've captured something really special with the album, and I think it will surprise a lot of people."


" It was a new way of working for us." says Hannah. " We had a week of pre-production and building the songs in the studio before we started recording. It's safe to say this process has brought out the best in our playing, and we have grown so much as musicians as a result."  " It was unlike anything we've ever done before." continues Heather.

"We've been introduced to an entirely new way of breaking down our songs and working out structures. Plus, it was incredible to watch Nick at work too. Fine tuning the mixes with such speed and dancing behind the soundboard.  Having the legendary Kenny Dogleash in the studio was very therapeutic too; except when he watches you eat and tries to steal all your food from your hand.  I think that overall, this is the most exciting album we've ever made."


Track Listing
 
1. Batter Up (Montgomery)
2. Let The Neighbours Call The Cops (Montgomery/Warwick)
3. Come 'n' Get It (Montgomery)
4. Roll (Montgomery)
5. Crusader (Montgomery/Morley)
6. Eyes On The Prize (Montgomery)
7. Pervert Alert (Montgomery/Morley)
8. White Russian Roulette (Montgomery/Morley)
9. Man Meat (Montgomery)
10. Stealing Thunder (Montgomery)

 Dead! Announce UK Festival Dates.

Dead.Thursday 5th May 2016
Dead! are a London based four piece that will be hurtling your way this year, if you haven't already encountered them...you will!    The bands new single You're So Cheap received its debut play on Dan P Carter's Radio 1 show last week, they celebrated the release with a sold out London show.  It's their first release after signing a record deal with Infectious BMG.

The single is a dirty riff filled rock punk ode to the anxiety and discomfort of certain social situations.

DEAD! possess the youthful charm and enthusiasm of every cool band you ever loved. They are the band to check out on the festival circuit this summer, see below dates.

DEAD! LIVE UK FESTIVALS
The Great Escape –  May 19th The Hub & 21st Concorde 2
Slam Dunk - May 28th, 29th 30th  – Leeds, Birmingham, London
Download – June 11th
2000 Trees - July 9th
Basingstoke Live - July 10th
Y Not - July 30th
Reading & Leeds – August 26th - 28th
Gloucester Underground - Sep 25th

 Tequila Mockingbyrd To Release Debut Album.

Tequila Mockingbyrd.Wednesday 4th May 2016
No salt. No Lemon. No chaser. TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD are proud to be releasing their debut long player; 'Fight And Flight' (Distortion Records) on 8th July 2016 alongside lead track 'I Smell Rock N Roll'.

The Melbournians - Estelle Artois (vocals/ guitar), Jess Reily (bass) and Josie O'Toole (drums) distill high-velocity melodic punk with anthemic, primitive rock. An obsessive love of touring has seen them play over 200 shows since forming in 2012, a schooling that has helped shape the songs that make up their explosive debut.

Straight out of the blocks the album goes into high gear with lead track I Smell Rock n Roll a song that typifies the band's sound and introduces you to the T-Byrds with a bang. The song was written while the band pondered what exactly the Lynx fragrance 'Rockstar' would smell like and is backed up with a video (to be released shortly) which was filmed when the band embarked on a trip to the Middle East to entertain UK, US and Australian troops, a truly unforgettable experience! The track picked up airplay on Triple M, Australia's biggest commercial rock station, who also invited the band in for a blistering live session.
 
"Incredible: those girls are so talented...what a voice, I love it!"
- Lzzy Hale, Halestorm
Never Go Home is a disco-punk tribute to youthful weekends, penned after one of the many occasions they were kindly escorted by security staff from Australia's infamous pub, The Esplanade Hotel. Everyone Down is the band's musical manifesto, a catchy as hell call for everyone to focus on having a good time.

Shut Me Down was written in a car park right after the trio's very first gig! The venue was expecting an acoustic act and really weren't amused when a drumkit was unveiled.They let the band play with the immortal words; "How much damage can they do, they're only girls". This track was the band's response.

The girls pay tribute to their punk rock roots in their full throttle version of The Ramones' "Somebody Put Something In My Drink" which led to them being offered a slot with Richie Ramone on his 2016 Australian Tour ("we're going to play with punk rock royalty, we cannot begin to explain how much of a thrill this is for us!"). Jagerbomb is a light-hearted blues-based tribute to their beverage of choice.

The band say: "We wanted to capture everything that the T-Byrds are about in this record - working hard, playing hard and most importantly having a damn good time. Throughout the recording process we tried to harness that rush of energy we get, and hopefully give the audience, during our live shows, and couldn't be happier with the results. We're planning on hitting the UK later in the year so people can come and enjoy the T-Byrd experience for themselves, watch this space!!!" – Tequila Mockingbyrd

 Coldrain Release New Video.

Coldrain.Wednesday 4th May 2016
Japanese rock band, coldrain, have released their new music video for "The Story" today! See it now here: smarturl.it/thestoryvideo
"The video was filmed at our biggest one man show to date with 3,000 of our amazing fans in Tokyo, Japan," explains front man and lead vocalist, Masato Hayakawa. "'The Story' is about not letting your fears take over your life. A simple song to sing to yourself when you're up against a wall."

"The Story" is off the band's recent album, VENA, which was released on October 23rd, 2015. coldrain have also released official music videos for the singles "Words Of The Youth", "Wrong", and "Gone" off of Vena. "Gone" currently has over 1 million views and was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane and Music Choice.  

The band is now gearing up for a headlining tour in Europe and the UK, which kicks off next week and includes stops at Slam Dunk Music Festival. Following this, coldrain head to the States to perform all summer long at Vans Warped Tour.

VENA is now available for purchase:
iTunes: smarturl.it/VENA   
Merch Store: smarturl.it/coldrainmerch

VENA Track Listing:                   
1. Vena
2. Wrong
3. Divine
4. Gone
5. Words Of The Youth
6. The Story
7. Whole
8. Runaway feat. Jacoby Shaddix
9. Pretty Little Liar
10. Heat Of The Young
11. Fire In The Sky

Upcoming Tour Dates

EU / UK Headlining Tour

May 09 - Backstage By The Mill - Paris, FR
May 10 - Komplex Club - Zurich, CH
May 12 - Trix - Antwerp, BE
May 13 - Headcrash - Hamburg, DE
May 14 - Columbia Theater - Berlin, DE
May 15 - Luxo - Koln, DE
May 16 - Strom - Munich, DE
May 17 - Zeche - Essen, DE
May 19 - Gebr De Nobel - Lieden, NL
May 20 - Thekla - Bristol, UK
May 21 - Borderline - London, UK
May 22 - Sound Control - Manchester, UK
May 23 - King Tut's - Glasgow, UK
May 24 - Rock City Basement - Nottingham, UK
May 26 - Engine Rooms - Southampton, UK
May 27 - Sub 89 - Reading, UK
May 28 - Slam Dunk Festival – Leeds, UK
May 29 - Slam Dunk Festival – Birmingham, UK
May 30 – Slam Dunk Festival – Hatfield, UK

 Blues Pills Announce Headline UK Tour For November.

Blues Pill.Wednesday 4th May 2016
Multi-national newcomer sensation BLUES PILLS have announced tour dates throughout UK and Ireland for this November!

Front woman Elin Larsson commented 'UK get ready to be dazzled! Looking forward coming back to see you all - we missed you. Put on your best pair of dancing shoes and join the Blues Pills party!'

The soulful rockers will release their highly anticipated second album 'Lady In Gold' this summer, produced once again by Swedish producer Don Alsterberg. 

Tickets go on sale this Friday 6th May from 10am, available from the links below: 
1st November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
2nd November – Classic Grand – Glasgow
http://t-s.co/blu00
4th November – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin
www.ticketmaster.ie
5th November – Club Academy – Manchester
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
6th November – London – Koko
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets
8th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blues-pills-tickets

Welsh fans need not dismay as Blues Pills will be playing Steelhouse Festival in Gwent on 23rd July - tickets available here: http://www.steelhousefestival.com/tickets.html 

 3 Doors Down Announce Headline Tour.

3 Doors Down.Saturday 30th April 2016
3 Doors Down has announced a headlining European tour in support of the band's recently released Us And The Night album out now on Spinefarm Records.  The 13 confirmed dates will bring the group in to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, and The United Kingdom.  The run kicks off on October 19 at Berlin's Columbiahalle, and wraps at UK's Hammerstein Apollo on November 6. Pop Evil will be direct support on all dates. For the first time in Europe the band will offer a VIP Sound Check Party which includes access to the band’s afternoon rehearsal, M&G, Photo opportunity, exclusive laminate, signed poster and more. Details are available at www.3doorsdown.com

Singer Brad Arnold shares, "Chris and I had a great time setting up the record in the UK, Paris and Germany this past March and have been looking forward to getting back to Europe for some time now. Our European fans have always welcomed us with open arms and been big supporters of our music. We can’t wait to be back rocking and playing songs from our newest album “Us And The Night” for them!"

Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum band 3 Doors Down released their sixth full-length album, Us And The Night on March 11 globally.  The lead single "In The Dark" has risen on the charts across the world and is a bona fide smash at rock radio.  The group recorded at Rivergate Studios in Nashville, TN with producer Matt Wallace [Maroon 5, Train, Faith No More] over the course of 2015.

The first video from the new album features Breaking Bad's RJ Mitte and was directed by Magnus Jonsson and Martin Landgreve of Gaucho Film: http://bit.ly/MVInTheDark

For Ticketing and VIP information visit www.3DoorsDown.com/events

CONFIRMED UK APPEARANCES INCLUDE: 
11/02     Bristol, UK                                                                           02 Academy
11/03     Birmingham, UK                                                               02 Academy
11/05     Manchester, UK                                                                            Academy
11/06     London, UK                                                                        Hammersmith Apollo

 Anti-flag Announce Download Warm Up Show.

Anti-flag.Wednesday 4th May 2016
Anti-Flag, Pittsburgh's incendiary punk rock iconoclasts, have added a one-off UK headliner at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth in the wake of their appearance at this year’s prestigious Download event, where they play on SaturdayJune 11th.

Details of the headline show are as follows:-

Sunday, June 12th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

The band, whose latest studio album ‘American Spring’ was released via Spinefarm in May 2015, recently issued a limited edition clear vinyl LP in support of Record Store Day 2016; titled ‘Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records’, this is a nine-track outing featuring songs such as ‘Fabled World’ ‘Brandenburg Gate’.

 Fangclub To Release EP.

Fangclub.Wednesday 4th May 2016
Amps set to '11? Check. Kick drum like a hyperactive mule? Check. Killer melodies? Check. Choruses that once heard will never be forgotten? Check. Brought together by their mutual love of punk and '90s grunge, Fangclub are the real, full-blooded rock 'n' roll deal, and a name you're going to be hearing an inordinate amount of in 2016 and beyond.

Already gathering major attention from specialist DJ's at BBC Radio 1 with their debut track from the EP "Bullet Head" (check out the awesome new video here)   a 'Song 2'-style short, sharp shocker that you want to play again the instant it's over. "That's the one we always finish our set with, and which destroys the place!" enthuses their songwriter-in-chief and wielder of guitars, Steven King.  "It's chaotic and a bit dark round the edges, which has something to do I think with me having an addictive personality."

The 5 track EP will be released on May 13th on Pre-Order it now: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/bullet-head-ep/id1095746080

The band met through the local music scene at house parties and supporting each other in previous bands. When Steven himself with a lot of new demos but without a band he asked Kevin and Dara to fill the sonic void. "It was instant connection and completely organic" notes Dara.

If it was good in the rehearsal room, it was even better two months later when Fangclub made their live debut in the legendary Fibber Magee's. "From that first Dublin gig there's been a connection with an audience," notes bassist Kevin Keane. "Somebody might catch our set and come back to the next show with their mates. It might start with 30 people in a venue; next thing there's a hundred to 300 people singing the songs back to you and turning the place upside down. That's happened in Cork, in Dublin, in Limerick... all over Ireland"

With their live following growing by the week, several labels went to Whelan's to see what all the Fangclub noise was about and, like the sold-out crowd, were blown away. "Yeah, that was a crazy show!" Kevin nods. "People tend to think, 'Oh, there was a master plan to get a record deal', but we were so busy writing and gigging that we didn't pay that side of things much attention until suddenly."

The start of 2016 has found Fangclub working furiously – in every sense of the word! With the Bullet Head EP comprehensively nailed and its release highly anticipated, Fangclub will return to live duty with headliners on both sides of the Atlantic, and then hit the summer festival circuit with a July/August stop-off at Indiependence in Cork among their Irish dates. "We can't wait to get back out there," Steven concludes. "We can trade losing our minds in a studio for losing our minds on a stage".

 Of Mice And Men Announce Two Small UK Shows.

Of Mice And Men.Wednesday 4th May 2016
OF MICE & MEN have announced two small shows in London and Kingston, around their second stage headline slot at Slam Dunk Festival.

Dates below:

Thursday 26th May 2016, 02 Islington Academy £20. Age 14+.

Wednesday 1st June 2016 Hippodrome, Kingston £18.  Age 14+

The Ampersand fanclub members will receive an email tomorrow (May 4th) at 10am GMT with a 24hr pre-sale. Anyone can sign up to become a member of The Ampersand and receive this email by registering here-https://ofmiceandmen.wun.io/auth/register/
Tickets go on general sale Friday 6th May 10am 
 
Previously, OF MICE & MEN announced LIVE AT BRIXTON (Rise Records) double-disc set which is available from May 27th.   Fans can get the live audio for "The Depths" as an instant download by clicking HERE to pre-order this special CD/DVD live package on iTunes. "The Depths" originally appeared on the band's 2012 deluxe reissue of The Flood.

The Brixton concert was Of Mice & Men's largest headline show to date – a blistering set in support of their RESTORING FORCE: FULL CIRCLE reissue, which has sold just south of a quarter-million copies in the U.S. alone.

LIVE AT BRIXTON follows the release of "The Full Circle Story," the stunning 5-part documentary series currently streaming on the band's website(OM&M are launching a new site today at 12 noon pacific). Viewable to those who sign up for OF MICE & MEN's new fan club, The Ampersand, "The Full Circle Story" was shot over the course of the past few years, following the band as they traveled around the world performing sold-out shows for an international fanbase whose members number in the millions. Along the way, the quintet (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) released Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts, shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim and amassed over 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of a visceral sound and live show.

Tour dates are as follows:
5.26.2016- O2 Academy, Islington
5.28.2016 – SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL – North – Leeds City Centre
5.29.2016 – SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL – Midlands – Birmingham, NEC
5.30.2016 – SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL – South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
06.03.2106- Kingston Hippodrome.

Summer Tour w/Slipknot and Marilyn Manson
6.09.2016 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
6.11.2016 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
6.13.2016 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
6.14.2016 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
6.15.2016 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
6.17.2016 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
6.18.2016 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
6.19.2016 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
6.21.2016 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6.24.2016 - Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater
6.25.2016 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
6.26.2016 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
6.28.2016 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
6.29.2016 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7.01.2016 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
7.02.2016 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
7.06.2016 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7.08.2016 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
7.09.2016 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
7.10.2016 - Hershey, PA - GIANT Center
7.12.2016 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
7.13.2016 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
7.15.2016 - Oshkosh, WI - Rock USA
7.16.2016 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
7.17.2016 - Bridgeview, IL - Chicago Open Air
7.19.2016 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
7.20.2016 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
7.21.2016 - Quebec, QC - Videotron Centre
7.23.2016 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater - Syracuse
7.24.2016 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7.26.2016 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
7.27.2016 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
7.29.2016 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
7.30.2016 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
8.02.2016 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
8.04.2016 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8.05.2016 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena

 Starset To Support Breaking Benjamin.

Starset.Wednesday 4th May 2016
US rock act Starset are set to tour Europe in May/June 2016.  The dates are as follow

Fri 27th May 2016             Koko, London UK (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sun 29th May                         Melkweg, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Mon 30th May                       Huxleys, Berlin GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sat 4th June                             Rock Am Ring, Mendig GERMANY FESTIVAL
Sun 5th June                            Rock Im Park, Nurnberg GERMANY FESTIVAL
Mon 6th June                          X-Tra, Zurich SWITZERLAND (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Tues 7th June                         Alcatraz, Milan ITALY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Tues 14th June                      DOCKS, Hamburg GERMANY (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Fri 17th June                          Stadium Live, Moscow RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Sat 18th June                          A2, St Petersburg RUSSIA (support to Breaking Benjamin)
Mon 20th June                       Debaser Media, Stockholm SWEDEN (support to Breaking Benjamin)

2014 saw Starset release their debut album "Transmissions" to widespread critical acclaim. Lead single "My Demons" was playlisted across UK radio. The band are currently finalizing their new studio album which is due for release in the fall in 2016.

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

Starset have sold over 85,000 albums and more than 400,000 tracks to date worldwide. The band also has over 100 Million Streams and 350 Million Youtube views worldwide.

You can read more about Starset and The Starset Society here:
http://starsetonline.com/    http://thestarsetsociety.org/

 Buckcherry To Support Steel Panther.

Buckcherry.Wednesday 4th April 2016
Los Angeles' notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. The band will also release a deluxe  edition of their 2015 studio album "Rock 'N' Roll" via F-Bomb Records/Caroline.  2016 is a special year for the band – being the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed "15" album and the huge rock hit that was "Crazy Bitch".

On their seventh studio album Rock 'n' Roll (released in 2015), the Los Angeles quintet—Josh Todd [vocals], Keith Nelson [guitar], Stevie D. [guitar], Xavier Muriel [drums], and Kelly LeMieux [bass]—staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops intact.  It's something that the boys have done since day one, but it's more necessary now than ever. October 2016 will see the band release a deluxe version with bonus tracks. Full Tracklisting for "Rock 'N' Roll" Deluxe is as follows

  1. Bring It On Back
  2. Tight Pants
  3. Wish To Carry On
  4. The Feeling Never Dies
  5. Cradle
  6. The Madness
  7. Wood
  8. Rain's Falling
  9. Sex Appeal
  10. Get With It
  11. The Feeling Never Dies featuring Gretchen Wilson *bonus track
  12. Gettin' Started * bonus track
  13. Cannonball *bonus track
  14. Beast Of Burden (The Rolling Stones) *bonus track
  15. Mama Kin (Aerosmith) * bonus track


  16. Rock 'n' roll is alive and thriving in 2016. Buckcherry have added fuel to the genre's fire for nearly two decades now. The Grammy Award-nominated outfit is responsible for smashes including "Lit Up" off their gold-certified 1999 self-titled debut as well as "Crazy Bitch" and "Sorry" from 2006's platinum 15. Along the way, they've shared stages with everybody from AC/DC and Mötley Crüe to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, among others.

    Buckcherry are set to tour the UK and Eire in late 2016. Dates are as follows

    Wednesday 12th October 2016         Limelight, Belfast UK (headline)
    Thursday 13th October 2016            Whelans, Dublin EIRE (headline)
    Saturday 15th October 2016             Wembley Arena, London UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Sunday 16th October 2016               Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Tuesday 18th October 2016             Manchester Arena, Manchester UK (support to Steel Panther)
    Wednesday 19th October 2016         Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK (support to Steel Panther)

    Headline shows go on sale on Friday 6th May 2016 at all usual outlets.<

 Sabaton Announce New Album.

Sabaton.Saturday 30th April 2016
Swedish Heavy Metal heroes SABATON are currently working on their new studio album, entitled The Last Stand, which is going to be released worldwide on August 19th through Nuclear Blast.

"We once work again with Peter Tägtgren in his newly upgraded and top class Abyss studio in Sweden to record, produce and mix the album. The mastering will be done by Jonas Kjellgren who also works in the same building in nice Pärlby on the countryside of Sweden. Both 'Carolus Rex' and 'Heroes' were done in the same way and we feel very comfortable to return to the same place and people again. Fans will recognize the sound of the album as SABATON, but we really feel we took it a step forward this time", says Pär Sundström.

The artwork on the album is made by Peter Sallaí who has been with SABATON since 'Carolus Rex'. Pär Sundström explains: "We had the idea to make an image reflecting soldiers of different times representing the different historical battles we sing about on the new album. This only reveals a small part of the album topics though".

"The concept of a last stand has always fascinated me, and both me and Pär were "all in excited" about the subject so it was an easy choice to make", says vocalist Joakim Broden about the album title 'The Last Stand'. "We  always have several ideas for albums to work with. Since there are countless different views and angles of war, we will unfortunately never run out of ideas. We kinda felt that the last stand was something perfect for SABATON. Something we really wanted to do. Heroes was a perfect theme and The Last Stand is right down our alley too. It was exciting to do the research", adds Sundstöm.

Few more weeks until the final work is done. But everyone in the SABATON camp is more than satisfied. Joakim Broden sums it up: "Did any other artist ever say "Our new album is the best we ever made"? That's not for us to decide, that's up to our fans..."

 Hatebreed Get Busy.

Hatebreed.Saturday 30th April 2016
HATEBREED's new album, 'The Concrete Confessional' hits stores on 13th May via Nuclear Blast.  The lyrics grapple with frustrations and injustices felt by many in today's society.  Songs such as 'A.D.,' 'Us Against Us,' and 'Looking Down the Barrel of Today' speak of these issues.  "Sometimes it's not so easy to have a positive mental attitude," said HATEBREED's lyricist Jamey Jasta, "but at the end of the tunnel, there is light."  Hear more of what Jasta has to say about the new album on this brand new video clip: https://youtu.be/QBgZoMTbwPA

Also check out HATEBREED's new video for 'Looking Down The Barrel of Today' here - https://youtu.be/eGOr91Wx4DM.  2 minutes and 47 seconds showcasing an album that Jamey Jasta tagged as "No glitz, no glam, just pits, all slam!"

Fans can pre-order 'The Concrete Confessional' via Amazon - http://bit.ly/HatebreedAMZCD - and iTunes - http://nblast.de/HatebreedTCCIT.  There are also UK exclusives available; a CD/beanie bundle and a limited edition white vinyl version - http://bit.ly/HatebreedShop or a ltd edition black vinyl version - http://bit.ly/HatebreedAMZVin.  Snap 'em up before they're gone! 

HATEBREED are currently on a 14-date European tour and roll in to the UK on Monday for their Impericon Tour headline slot.  Confirmed dates rack up as follows;

MAY
 1   Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands*
 2   Academy, Manchester, UK*
 3   02 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK*
 4   Les Docks, Paris, France *
 5   X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland*
 6   Arena, Vienna, Austria*
 7   Zenith, Munich, Germany*

* Impericon Festival date
^ Hatebreed headline date

(North American headline tour)
MAY
13   The Odeon, Cleveland, OH**
14   The Metro, Chicago, IL**
15   Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE**
16   The Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO**
17   The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT**
19   Regency Center Grand Ballroom, San Francisco, CA**
20   Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA**
21   The Glass House, Pomona, CA**
22   Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA**
23   The Marquee, Tempe, AZ**
25   Warehouse Live, Houston, TX**
26   Republic New Orleans, New Orleans, LA**
27   Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, Dallas, TX**
28   Rocklahoma, Pryor, OK
29   River City Rockfest, San Antonio, TX
31   The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA**

JUNE
 1   Hooligans Music Hall, Jacksonville, NC**
 2   Baltimore Sound Stage, Baltimore, MD**
 3   Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA**
 4   Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ**
 5   Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, Canada+
 6   The Opera House, Toronto, Canada+
 7   Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, PA+
 8   Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY+
 9   Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT+
10   Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI+
11   Toad's Place, New Haven, CT+

** Devil You Know supports
+ Act of Defiance supports

JUNE
16   Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
17   Hellfest, Clisson, France
18   Fete De La Musique, Geneva, Switzerland

JULY
 2   With Full Force Festival, Roitzschjora, Germany
 3   Tuska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland 
 8   Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
 9   Out & Loud Festival, Geiselwind, Germany
12   Festival de Quebec, Quebec City, QC 
13   Mavericks, Ottawa, ON 
15   Chicago Open Air, Chicago, IL

AUGUST
 6   Fete de la Musique, Geneva, Switzerland
13   Dirt Fest, Crofoot Festival Grounds, Pontiac, MI
26   Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany

 American Hi-Fi To Re-release Debut Album In Acoustic Format.

American Hi-Fi.Saturday 30th April 2016
A brand new, completely re-imagined, acoustic version of American Hi-Fi's beloved 2001 debut album is released today via Rude Records in celebration of the LP's 15 year anniversary (14 years, 364 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds to be exact.)

To celebrate 15 years of activity and 15 years from the release of one of the milestones in pop-rock history, American Hi-Fi got back in the studio to track an acoustic version of their debut album, which was originally released on February 27th, 2001. The band recorded at Sunset Sound, the legendary studio in the heart of Hollywood where such acts as Social Distortion, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Rancid, and Tom Petty have all recorded.  
The result is “American Hi-Fi Acoustic”, a re-work of the thirteen songs compiling the original album with a new, fresh, acoustic spirit, .

Together with the announcement, the band has recently released a video for their classic “Flavor of the Weak”, recorded during the Sunset Sound sessions, visible here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnxryRFEcF4   

The album is available in every music store from today, in various formats! In celebration of the best-selling format at the time of the original release of “American Hi-Fi”, pre-order includes a fancy cassette!

 Kasabian Announce Massive Stadium Show.

Kasabian.Saturday 30th April 2016
After their historic show at Leicester’s Victoria Park in 2014, Kasabian, one of the UK’s best and biggest bands, are set to return to their hometown for a massive headline show at the King Power Stadium on Saturday May 28th.

Currently holed up in a studio recording their sixth LP, vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and songwriter Serge Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews will play the home of their beloved Leicester City FC in May. It will be the first time the band have played in the UK since their incendiary headline set at V Festival in 2015.

Serge Pizzorno says: ‘This has been an unbelievable year for the city and it seemed like the perfect thing to do this summer. We cannot wait to throw the city the greatest party they have ever seen.”

Kasabian play:
May
Sat 28th                     LEICESTER, King Power Stadium

Tickets go on-sale 10am Saturday April 30th (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Kasabian have gone from dance-rock outsiders to one of the biggest rock bands in the world, selling out shows around the globe. Aside from cementing their reputation as one of the planet’s best live acts, they have established themselves through five albums –four of which went straight in the UK charts at number 1 - as one of the best and most innovative British rock bands ever with a slew of memorable singles including ‘Processed Beats’, ‘Club Foot’, ‘L.S.F’, ‘Empire’, ‘Shoot The Runner’, ‘Fire’, 'Underdog', 'Days Are Forgotten' and 'eez-eh'.

 Periphery Announce New Album.

Periphery.Saturday 30th April 2016
PERIPHERY, the D.C.-based prog innovators return this summer with a new album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' which is set for a release via Century Media Records outside of North America, Australia/NZ and Japan on July 22nd, 2016.
 
“’Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ is finally complete and we’re extremely excited to show everyone,” said guitar player Jake Bowen. “For the past couple of years we’ve been refining our collaborative process as a band and we feel that it’s only getting better with the completion of this album. We spent two months writing songs that are not only representative of the PERIPHERY sound but also reflect where all of us are as musicians, working together has helped us tread new ground musically and creatively. In support of ‘Periphery III’ you’ll see us hit the road in the States this summer with SikTh, Chon, and Toothgrinder on the Sonic Unrest tour, it’s going to be a blast! See you on the road!”
 
Ahead of the release of 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty', the band will head over to the UK to play the prestigious Download Festival on June 12.
 
PERIPHERY’s own Adam “Nolly” Getgood oversaw production for the album as he did with the “Juggernaut” releases.  Nolly will no longer be a touring member of PERIPHERY, as he will be expanding his production work in his native UK.  He remains an integral part, and a member, of PERIPHERY. At this time no decision has been made about a touring bassist.
 
“Touring with PERIPHERY has shown me some of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined, to meet amazing people all over the world and to create friendships for life; it has truly been an honour to perform in front of every audience who has watched us play over the years. However the touring life isn’t something that everyone can continue doing indefinitely, and for me, the time has come where I want to settle into a more normal existence, be able to make plans further into the future than the touring life enables, and to be able to focus more on the studio side of my music career,” explained Nolly. “I will, however, be remaining as a band member and contributing in any way that I can while the band is off the road; I love all of my fellow bandmates like brothers and I’m so grateful for the incredible support they’ve shown as I make this huge life change. I know they are going to be taking the music and performances to the next level when they hit the road later this year.”
 
The band will host a four-day, immersive summer camp dubbed the “Periphery Summer Jam” on July 25 to 29 at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. Registration and further information can be found here:  www.peripherysummerjam.com.

PERIPHERY live:
12 June - Download Festival, Donington (UK)
25 - 28 July - Periphery, Summer Jam in New York (US)

 Pierce The Veil Announce Massive UK Tour.

Pierce The Veil.Saturday 30th April 2016
Pierce the Veil are proud to announce a UK & Ireland tour this Autumn.  The tour, which was announced with the premiere of stunning new single 'Circles' on the Annie Mac show tonight, goes on sale Friday 29th April at 10am.  Fans who have pre-ordered the album will have access to a 48 hour pre-sale from Wednesday 27th April at 9am.

'Circles' is available to purchase over all platforms or stream HERE
UK & Ireland tour dates below:

Friday 25th November Great Hall, Cardiff
Saturday 26th November O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sunday 27th November O2 Brixton Academy, London
Tuesday 29th November Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 30th November O2 Academy, Newcastle
Thursday 1st December Barrowlands, Glasgow
Friday 2nd December Academy 1, Manchester
Sunday 4th December Mandela Hall, Belfast
Monday 5th December Academy, Dublin
Tuesday 6th December Academy, Dublin

www.seetickets.com / myticket.co.uk

 Broken Teeth To Support Testament.

Broken Teeth.Saturday 30th April 2016
Thrash metallers Testament have announced the supports for their upcoming UK dates, Leeds/Manchester based hardcore young bloods Broken Teeth HC will tear up the stage each night and fellow British metallers Savage Messiah have also been added to the line-up for this tour.

Broken Teeth release their anticipated debut 'At Peace Amongst Chaos' on the 6th May world-wide via Nuclear Blast. Produced by Nick Jett (Terror) the full length has been a long time in the making whilst the band have been carving a name for themselves among the UK & Europe's Hardcore scene gaining a loyal following for their energetic live shows.   

Broken Teeth will also play the Impericon Stage at Groezrock this Saturday, check out the latest video 'Show No Mercy' for a preview of what to expect:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=Cppa15f4sFw 

Pre-order 'At Peace Amongst Chaos'  on Limited Edition White Vinyl exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK store here:  http://bit.ly/brokenteethvinyl
Alternatively, you can pick up the CD or standard vinyl from Amazon here:  http://bit.ly/BrokenTeethAMZ

You can see Testament with Broken Teeth live at the following UK shows:
(inc. ticket links)
19th June – Oxford, O2 Academy
21st June - Leamington Spa, The Assembly
22nd June – Southampton, Engine Rooms
23rd June – London, Thrash'n'Bowl @ Brooklyn Bowl

 Goo Goo Dolls Preview New Track.

Goo Goo Dolls.Saturday 30th April 2016
With their new track 'So Alive' currently the No. 1 most added at US radio, Goo Goo Dolls are back with a vengeance.   Now they bring you another track – 'The Pin' – which is taken from their forthcoming album Boxes, due out May 6th via Warner Bros. Records.  'The Pin' is instant grat when pre ordering the album via itunes: http://apple.co/1YJmPED

Watch/Share "The Pin" : https://youtu.be/GF4I4B9FQL8 

"The Pin" follows the release of the official single 'So Alive' which is the No. 1 most added song at Hot AC Radio in the US and is already charting since its release less than two weeks ago.  Contact Music noted that the track was 'comfortably their best moment of the last decade, and the biggest indicator that the band are back to form"

Watch/Share "So Alive": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78wGInBuKn0

Boxes is a vibrant, sonically forward-looking album that manages to retain what their legions of fans love about the Goo Goo Dolls — indelible melodies with intimate and heartfelt lyrics, whilst still pushing new boundaries in terms of sound and production. Singer and guitarist John Rzeznik enlisted some of his favourite songwriters and producers to collaborate with, including Gregg Wattenberg (with whom Rzeznik wrote four songs on the Goos' 2013 album Magnetic), Wattenberg's production partner Derek Fuhrmann, and Drew Pearson (who has worked with Phillip Phillips and OneRepublic).

 Goo Goo Dolls — which also includes bassist Robby Takac — will hit the road for an extensive summer headlining tour of amphitheaters and arenas. The tour kicks off in Portland, OR, on July 8th and crisscrosses North America until September 16th. Please see below for all dates. VIP ticket packages are available at googoodolls.com/tour.  European dates should be announced soon, watch this space!

The Goos' have created some of the most memorable musical moments with such chart-topping hits as "Name," "Slide," and acoustic ballad "Iris," which spent 18 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart and remains one of the biggest crossover hits in the history of popular music. Having formed the Goo Goo Dolls in Buffalo, NY, in 1986, Rzeznik and Takac spent their first decade traversing North America in a van and bringing their raucous brand of melodic punk rock to college kids and winning over small but enthusiastic crowds of fans.

The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), and recorded and released ten studio albums, with Boxes to be their 11th. Rzeznik has also been honoured with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

The Goo Goo Dolls upcoming tour dates are as follows:
 Jun 18 El Paso Downtown Street Festival El Paso, TX  
 Jul 06 Northern Quest Resort & Casino Spokane, WA
 Jul 08 Edgefield Troutdale, OR  
 Jul 09 Chateau Ste Michelle Winery Woodinville, WA
 Jul 12 Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
 Jul 13 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA
 Jul 15 Ironstone Amphitheatre Murphys, CA
 Jul 16 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
 Jul 17 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA  
 Jul 19 Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ  
 Jul 20 Sandia Resort & Casino Albuquerque, NM  
 Jul 22 Harrah's Hotel & Casino - Stir Cove Council Bluffs, IA
 Jul 23 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO
 Jul 24 Hollywood Casino Amphitehatre Maryland Heights, MO   
 Jul 26 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL    
 Jul 28 Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium Appleton, WI
 Jul 30 Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, MN  
 Jul 31 Bayfront Festival Park Duluth, MN
 Aug 02 Rose Music Center at The Heights Huber Heights, OH  
 Aug 03 PNC Pavilion At Riverbend Cincinnati, OH 
 Aug 05 Ascend Amphitheatre Nashville, TN  
 Aug 06 White River Lawn Indianapolis, IN  
 Aug 07 Freedom Hill Amphitheater Sterling Heights, MI 
 Aug 09 Molson Canadian Amphitheater Toronto, Canada  
 Aug 10 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH  
 Aug 12 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY  
 Aug 13 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ  
 Aug 14 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook Gilford, NH
 Aug 16 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MA  
 Aug 17 Maine State Pier Portland, ME 
 Aug 19 Penn's Landing at Festival Pier Philadelphia, PA 
 Aug 20 Darien Lake PAC Darien Center, NY    
 Aug 21 SPAC Saratoga Springs, NY  
 Aug 23 The Filene Center at Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
 Aug 24 VA Beach Amphitheatre Virginia Beach, VA 
 Aug 26 PNC Waterside Pavilion Solomons, MD
 Aug 27 Red Hat Amphithater Raleigh, NC     
 Aug 28 The Uptown Amphitheatre at The Music Farm Charlotte, NC  
 Aug 30 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL 
 Aug 31 St. Augustine Amphithatre Saint Augustine, FL 
 Sep 02 Bayfront Amphitheatre Miami, FL  
 Sep 04 Chastain Park Amphitheater Atlanta, GA
 Sep 07 Allen Event Center Allen, TX  
 Sep 08 Woodlands Pavilion Houston, TX  
 Sep 11 Skyline Theatre at the Long Center Austin, TX
 Sep 13 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
 Sep 14 Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre Salt Lake City, UT  
 Sep 16 Downtown Las Vegas Events Center Las Vegas, NV  
 Sep 17 KAABOO Del Mar Del Mar, CA  
 Sep 18 KAABOO Del Mar Del Mar, CAMetal Hammer Paradise

 Blues Pills Announce New Album.

Blues Pills.Saturday 30th April 2016
Multi-national newcomer sensation BLUES PILLS have announced the title of their eagerly awaited second album. Lady In Gold is expected to be released during the summer of 2016 and will contain 10 brand new tracks (see full tracklisting below).

Commented singer Elin Larsson on the choice of the album's title: "Lady gold is a character who symbolizes death. We wanted a twist on the typical stereotype of death being the grim reaper. So instead we made her a lady in gold."

'Lady In Gold' tracklisting:
01. Lady In Gold
02. Little Boy Preacher
03. Burned Out
04. I Felt A Change
05. Gone So Long
06. Bad Talkers
07. You Gotta Try
08. Won't Go Back
09. Rejection
10. Elements And Things

Just like its highly successful predecessor Blues Pills' self-titled debut, Lady In Gold was once again produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS).
More info to be revealed soon.

2016 Festival tour-dates announced so far:
23.06.2016 NO Halden -Tons Of Rock
24.06.2016 DE Neuhausen ob Eck -Southside
25.06.2016 DE Eichenring bei Scheeßel - Hurricane
30.06.2016 DK Roskilde -Roskilde Festival
01.07.2016 SE Norrköping -Bravalla Festival
02.07.2016 NO Skanevik -Skanevik Blues Festival
07.07.2016 SE Börlange -Peace & Love Festival
08.07.2016 PL Suwalki -Suwalki Blues Festival
09.07.2016 LU Differdange -Blues Express
16.07.2016 AT Bludenz -Woodrock
19.07.2016 FR Colmar -Grillen
23.07.2016 UK Gwent -Steelhouse Festival
28.07.2016 DE Breitenbach am Herzberg -Burg Herzberg Festival
30.07.2016 DE Bornich -Loreley
31.07.2016 DE Mosbach -Großer Elzpark
12.08.2016 AT Bildein -Picture On festival
18.08.2016 BE Hasselt -Pukkelpop Festival
19.08.2016 DE Torgau -Rock & Blues Nacht
20.08.2016 DE Dinkelsbühl -Summer Breeze
11.11.2016 DE Weissenhäuser Strand -

 Vinnie Caruana Announces Debut Solo Album.

Vinnie Caruana.Saturday 30th April 2016
'Survivor's Guilt' is the title track from Vinnie Caruana's forthcoming debut solo album and he's just released a stream. The song sums up a lot of the themes that run throughout the record and, indeed, his outlook on life. As Caruana explains, "This song is another flavor on my record. I'm very proud of it and it's also the 1st one I wrote for the album. I named the whole record after a quote from the second verse of this song. I sometimes become fixated on those who have gone before us and am constantly questioning if I'm making the most and best of life. It could all be over tomorrow or 50 years from now. I feel lucky to be here no matter how fucked life can get."

The new stream follows on from the release of first single 'Burn It Down.' Long known and well respected in the punk community for fronting The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche, Vinnie is releasing Survivor's Guilt in North America through Equal Vision Records and in the UK and Europe through Big Scary Monsters on May 27, 2016.

Caruana has also just announced a UK headline tour in May with Murray MacLeod of The Xcerts supporting. Vinnie will be performing songs off 'Survivor's Guilt'as well as songs from his other projects. "I found what I love to do long ago," he says. "Writing, recording and performing music, traveling, and making friends and memories. I don't think I'd truly be happy doing anything else. When you look at it that way, what else is really important than to be happy with your life and how you choose to live it."

That sentiment precisely embodies the spirit in which Caruana wrote his debut solo album, 'Survivor's Guilt'. While he may have been alone in writing these songs, however, 'Survivor's Guilt' is not a solo record in the same way as Caruana's largely acoustic 2013 EP, 'City By The Sea', was.  On 'Survivor's Guilt', Caruana plays acoustic and electric guitars, and enlisted the talents of I Am The Avalanche's Kellen Robson and Brett 'The Ratt' Romnes on bass and drums as well.  Romnes also produced and mixed the record and Rx Bandits' Steve Choi was brought in to add instrumentation and sonic embellishments.
 
Vinnie Caruana UK Tour w/ Murray MacLeod (The Xcerts):
6th May – Boston Music Room, London
7th May – Deadpunk Festival, Bristol
8th May – Bodega, Nottingham
10th May – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
11th May – Key Club, Leeds

'Survivor's Guilt' Track List:
01) Burn It Down
02) We Don't Have To Die Alone
03) Angel Of The North
04) Heavy Weighs The Summer
05) Survivor's Guilt
06) Gem Street
07) Under My Side Of The Bed
08) I Don't Believe You
09) Roll Back To Me
10) Your Religion Is Killing Me

 Pink Releases First Single In 3 Years.

Pink.Saturay 30th April 2016
International pop icon P!nk is set to release "Just Like Fire" from Walt Disney Studios' upcoming feature film Alice Through The Looking Glass on April 15th  at all digital providers via RCA Records/Walt Disney Records.  The track, which is the first single from P!nk in 3 years, will impact at radio on April 18th and a music video directed by Dave Meyers will debut in early May.

"Just Like Fire" was co-written by P!nk, Max Martin, Shellback and Oscar Holter and produced by Martin, Shellback and Holter specifically for the film.  This is the first time P!nk has written an original song for a live action feature film.  "Just Like Fire" will appear in the film and on the motion picture soundtrack from Walt Disney Records featuring score from four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman.

Earlier this year, P!nk recorded a cover version of the iconic song "White Rabbit" for the film's marketing campaign (watch here).

Alice Through The Looking Glass is an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories which stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, with Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. The film opens in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016.

 Zoax Release Video For 'Roses All The Way'.

Zoax.Saturday 30th April 2016
UKs finest ZOAX have launched a video for their brand new track 'Roses All The Way' off their upcoming self-titled album. The eagerly awaited debut will be released on May 13th, 2016 via Century Media Records!

Use this link to watch the video for 'Roses All The Way': https://youtu.be/2xhcU_puA2w

Vocalist and frontman Adam comments: "This is one of our favourite songs that we have ever written and probably one of the most straightforward for us. The whole aim was to capture a track that everyone can jump around to from the word go.  One of the most interesting writing ideas for us was creating a unique drum beat that is consistent throughout. The whole track is about being on the brink of being fed up/making mistakes, but always looking on the brighter side and not to dwell in the past all the time. Learn, move on, be a better person."

The new album is now available for pre-order as CD Digipak and LP+CD at CMDistro or EMP!

Pre-order the digital album at one of the following outlets and get the previously released song 'The Bad Blood' and 'Roses All The Way' (on April 29th)  as Instant Grats.

The video for 'The Bad Blood' can be watched here: https://youtu.be/taIHRNyrDZI

 Coldrain Announce UK Headline Tour For May.

Coldrain.Saturday 30th April 2016
Japanese rock band, coldrain, will return to the UK this May with their first ever run of headline shows and an appearance at this year's Slam Dunk Festival. They are excited to announce that Wage War and Counting Days will be joining them on the dates!

Last year the band released their awesome video for "Wrong"! It was shot during their recent European tour with Bullet For My Valentine and While She Sleeps (who cameo in the video)  Watch it now!   "Wrong" is taken from the band's acclaimed album, VENA, which was released on October 23rd, 2015 on Hopeless Records. coldrain also released official music videos for the singles "Words Of The Youth" and "Gone". "Gone" has had over 1 MILLION  views!

coldrain play the following shows in May:

May

20th Bristol, Thekla
21st London, Borderline
22nd Manchester, Sound Control
23rd Glasgow, King Tuts
24th Nottingham, Rock City Basement
26th Southampton, Engine Rooms
27th Reading, Sub 89
28th Leeds, City Centre - Slam Dunk Festival*
29th Birmingham, NEC - Slam Dunk Festival*
30th Hatfield, Forum, Slam Dunk Festival*

*only coldrain

Tickets are onsale now from: http://www.coldrain-worldwide.com/
Slam Dunk tickets available from: http://slamdunkmusic.com/festival

coldrain formed in 2007, in Nagoya, Japan, after five members from two local bands decided to get together and become more than just local. The band is composed of frontman and lead singer Masato, bassist RxYxO (Ryo), drummer Katsuma, and guitarists Y.K.C (Yokochi) and Sugi.

 Enter Shikari Release Live Album.

Enter Shikari.Saturday 30th April 2016
On a day off between French dates of their The Mindsweep Europe 2016 tour, Enter Shikari visited the Deezer offices in Paris to record a live session in front of a small group of friends and fans. 

The resulting 50 minute set, which features - aside from a handful of Shikari ‘recent classics’ - drastically reworked, fully live remixed versions of The Mindsweep's There’s A Price On Your Head and Anaesthetist is available worldwide for free to stream exclusively via Deezer from Wednesday 20th April 2016.

Listen here: https://Deezer.lnk.to/entershikariwwal01Dj

Frontman Rou Reynolds said of the session ; 
“It was great to be able to get live versions of these tracks down in a controlled environment. Records from live shows are often marred by the frenetic nature of the show situation, so it was a bit of a pleasant novelty to be able to record this stuff live while standing a bit more still. Hopefully the audio results will make up for the folks in the room not getting to see Rory C fall over”

Tracklist : 
1) The One True Colour 
2) The Last Garrison / No Sleep Tonight 
3) Radiate 
4) There’s A Price On Your Head (Live 'Danny Byrd' Remix)
5) Torn Apart 
6) Dear Future Historians 
7) Redshift
8) Anaesthetist (Live ‘Reso' Remix)
9) Constellations

 Happy Mondays And The Levellers Announce Hastings Pier Shows.

Hastings Pier.Saturday 30th April 2016
Today One Inch Badge are pleased to announce two very unique anniversary shows for two of Britain's most successful acts on the newly reopened Hastings Pier!

Saturday 17th September will see the HAPPY MONDAYS perform 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' in it's entirety for it's 25th anniversary, plus a selection of greatest hits. Support on the night will come from THE ORB performing 'Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld' in full, also for it's 25th anniversary; and FORMATION, one of the most exciting new indie electronica acts of the moment.

Sunday 18th September will see the LEVELLERS perform 'Levelling the Land' for it's 25th anniversary, plus a selection of greatest hits; with support from TURIN BRAKES who recently released their seventh album 'Lost Property'; and the Nottingham folk-punk outfit FEROCIOUS DOG.

The history of Hastings Pier is one of love and tragedy, originally opened in 1872 it's had many lives, including an iconic period in the 1960s where the pier quickly became of the most important venues on the touring circuit, playing host to The Clash, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Nico, Siouxsie and the Banshees as well as the location of Syd Barrett's last ever show with Pink Floyd.

Damaged by the infamous storms in 1990 and closed to the public between 1999 and 2002, while it did re-open briefly it was finally closed in 2008. Efforts continued to raise funds to save the pier but in October 2010 it was dealt a devastating blow when a fire destroyed 95% of it's superstructure. Unlike the iconic Brighton West pier, however, structural surveys concluded that the cast iron Victorian-era sub-structure was salvageable. Now six years later the final works of the £14.2m refurbishments of Hastings Pier are complete and the pier will re-open to the general public in the next few weeks.

Following on from the May 21st opening gala show with Madness, which sold out in just 1 hour, these two concerts with HAPPY MONDAYS and LEVELLERS will be two of the major outdoor events on the Hastings Pier head in 2016.

Tickets go onsale Friday 22nd April at 12pm.

LINE-UP:

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2016

HAPPY MONDAYS – perform 'Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches' in full (25th anniversary) + greatest hits
THE ORB – perform 'Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld' in full (25th anniversary)
FORMATION
+ MORE

Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/happy-mondays-pills-n-thrills-and-bellyaches/hastings-pier/977479/?src=977479

SUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2016

LEVELLERS – perform 'Levelling the Land' in full (25th anniversary) + greatest hits
TURIN BRAKES
FEROCIOUS DOG
+ MORE

Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/event/levellers-levelling-the-land-25th-anniversary/hastings-pier/977661/?src=977661

*Weekend tickets are also available.*

 Northlane And In Hearts Wake Announce Joint EP.

Northlane.Saturday 30th April 2016
Northlane and In Hearts Wake have revealed The Equinox EP, a new collaboration between both acts released today worldwide. The three-track EP was written by and features all 10 musicians from both bands.

In Hearts Wake frontman Jake Taylor says the journey to Equinox has been powerful and fruitful: "The Equinox Tour and EP will be unlike no other. All 10 of us locked ourselves away so that we could weave together our creative efforts into this surprise twelve-minute EP odyssey. Working closely with so many passionate individuals has had its creative challenges and its beneficial learning curves. But like all things that are born to thrive, the Equinox journey has proven both abundant and powerful, showing what can be achieved when we work together. The Equinox EP is the testament of friendship and camaraderie that NL & IHW share, and the tour is still yet to come!"

"We've never attempted anything like the Equinox project before," adds Northlane guitarist Josh Smith."It's quite a tall order to fuse two bands together to create art, but the whole process felt synergistic and I believe that the result is greater than the sum of the parts. The recorded part of the project was a monumental challenge for all of us to overcome, on a tight deadline nestled within hectic touring schedules, but it elevated our creativity far beyond the bounds we'd come to know and allowed us to share a common message of importance together." 

He continues: "The second part of the project, the live show will too be a historic escapade for Northlane and In Hearts Wake, an absolutely unmissable event that we just cannot wait for!" The bands will be touring together in Australia in June with a very special rotating set.

The Equinox project is an idea they've had in the pipeline for nearly three years and, when both bands had a break in their schedules, the EP finally came to fruition in January 2016 when they came together and recorded in secret with producer Will Putney in Melbourne. Comprising two full-band songs and an instrumental interlude, The Equinox EP also comes as a vinyl edition featuring a signed B-side, limited to 500 units worldwide across two colour ways.

Northlane and In Hearts Wake are two of the leading heavy bands in Australia, and have each built a reputation for taking their innovative music worldwide while still retaining a fierce independence and creativity. And due to their familiarity with festival stages, major magazine coverage and prestigious radio play around the globe, such a complex venture as Equinox is the next step in the boundless creativity of two inventive groups of artists and friends.

The Equinox EP is available now digitally [PHYSICAL PRE ORDER HERE]

Northlane will return to the UK next month for the Impericon Fest and Slam Dunk Festival, full dates are below.
Northlane | In Hearts Wake Equinox is out now via UNFD.

1. Refuge
2. Equinox
3. Hologram

NORTHLANE UK TOUR DATES MAY 2016
Monday 2nd May- Manchester /Impericon Fest
Tuesday 3rd May- London /Impericon Fest
Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

 Thin Lizzy To Play Ramblin Man Festival.

Thin Lizzy.Saturday 30th April 2016
Thin Lizzy are very proud to announce Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton will be playing bass at their forthcoming festival appearance

Tom, an Aerosmith founding member and co writer of iconic songs such as 'Sweet Emotion' and 'Janie's Got A Gun', joins Guitarists Scott Gorham & Damon Johnson, together with Lead Vocalist Ricky Warwick and Keyboard Player Darren Wharton at Ramblin' Man Fair 2016

Tom Hamilton: "I'm really psyched to be playing these shows with Thin Lizzy during my downtime with Aerosmith this summer.  It'll be great to rock out to their classic songs onstage".

In addition to Tom's appointment on Bass, previously announced Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee has been replaced by Judas Priest Drummer Scott Travis.

Mikkey Dee:
"Unfortunately, due to circumstances that will be announced very soon, I cannot play the six shows with Thin Lizzy in 2016 & 2017. As a life long fan of the band, I truly wish I could have been a part of this, but the reason will be revealed as soon as possible.  I wish my great friend Scott Travis all the best with his performance at Ramblin' Man Fair and I know he will kick ass!"

On his appointment, Judas Priest's Scott Travis add's:
"First of all, let me offer a sincere Thank You to Brian Downey and Thin Lizzy for allowing me to sit in with the band! Thin Lizzy are undisputed legends and to be a small part of their lineage is a humble honour for me. It's gonna' be a blast!"

Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2016. Already announced is the stellar lineup of WHITESNAKE (Saturday Headliners), BLACK STONE CHERRY (Sunday Headliners), THIN LIZZY, THUNDER, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Answer,  FAMILY, Purson, Cadillac Three, The Dead Daises, Terrovision, Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval 'Casualties of Cool' The Graveltones, Warren Haynes, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Von Hertzen Brothers, Blurred Vision, Whiskey Myers, Hogjaw, Road Dog, Pat McManus, The Fierce And The Dead, Frost*, IO Earth, Bob Wayne, The White Buffalo, Life Signs, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout, King King, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious and The Zombies, Tax The Heat, The Supersuckers, SIMO and Sons of Royalty. Joining them in 2016 are...

Weekend and Day Tickets On Sale Now

Weekend General Admission – £130.00 *
Weekend VIP - £225.00 *
Saturday General Admission - £75.00 *
Saturday VIP - £125.00 *
Sunday Genral Admission - £75.00 *
Sunday VIP - £125.00 *

*Not Including Booking Fee

Ticket Link - http://ramblinmanfair.seetickets.com/

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

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Channel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin' Man Fair is now under the ownership of new music event company Spirit of Rock, the first IP acquisition activity by ex Team Rock and Classic Rock/Metal Hammer magazine Managing Director Chris Ingham. Spirit of Rock is a division of RFS Entertainment.
In a statement Spirit Of Rock said, "Now under new management, year two of Ramblin' Man Fair will be even bigger and better than year one. The festival will concentrate on a core offering of classic rock, prog and Southern rock music showcasing both legends and new talent. Ramblin' Man Fair will come with a new emphasis on great food, fine bourbons and the colourful world of rock culture."

Spirit Of Rock Director Chris Ingham adds, "Ramblin' Man 2016 is my first venture with the Spirit of Rock, the company I formed in partnership with RFS entertainment after twenty years at Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines and latterly, with TeamRock. I actually attended the 2015 concert in Mote Park and I was hugely impressed not only by the diversity of the artists but also the great atmosphere and the sheer potential of the brand.
It's time to create a music festival that appeals as much to the foodie as it does the rock music fan in us all. Let's have Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Prog, Blues and Country music stages alongside great outdoor BBQ food, fine bourbon whiskies and barrels of real ale in the heart of Maidstone's beautiful Mote Park. Knowing whom we have
booked to play and alongside these new areas Ramblin' Man 2016 will be a very special weekend indeed, don't miss out." – Chris Ingham

Ticket Link - http://ramblinmanfair.seetickets.com/

 100 Years Announce Debut Album.

100 Years.Saturday 30th April 2016
Sweden’s 100 YEARS will release their debut, selt-titled album via SUICIDE RECORDS on June 17th 2016.

The Swedish indie-metal outfit formed back in 2012, housing members from the legendary, pioneering death metal band Merciless as well as one of Sweden's most influential and esteemed acts Dia Psalma.

Written, recorded, produced and mixed over the last two years by the band themselves, ‘100 YEARS’ is a gloomy celebration of rain battered concrete, human downfall and desperate solitude that will delight fans of acts such as
Voivod, Swans, Killing Joke and Celtic Frost.

TRACK LISTING:

01       The Medicine Knows My Name
02       Breath Of Summer
03       Too Far From Goodness
04       Incendie
05       All Grey
06       Calling For Daylight
07       All The Fools And Me
08       The Flood
09       Concrete Eden

 Moose Blood Announce UK Tour.

Moose Blood.Saturday 30th April 2016
UK based emo band, Moose Blood, have announced the release of their sublime upcoming album 'Blush', which will be available worldwide on August 5th 2016 via Hopeless Records. Yesterday, their brand new single 'Honey' premiered as Rockest Record on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter.  Fans can listen to the song as well as check out the awesome new music video for 'Honey' now on the official Hopeless Records YouTube channel: smarturl.it/HoneyVideo   

In a collective statement the band had this to say: "We're so happy to finally reveal the details of our new record Blush.  We're kicking things off with the song 'Honey'. We're so thankful for how amazing the past year went for us and we can't wait to get things moving again."

Formed in August of 2012, Moose Blood - comprised of Eddy Brewerton (Vox/Guitars), Mark Osborne (guitars), Glenn Harvey (Drums) and Kyle Todd (Bass) hail from Canterbury, Kent. Blush is the band's follow up to their highly successful debut album 'I'll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time', which was met with high praise from fans and critics alike.  The album charted #45 on the US Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.

'Blush' is now available for physical and digital pre-order at the following links (you will receive an instant grat download of 'Honey' on purchase):

www.mooseblooduk.com/blush
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MBBlush
 
Blush Track Listing:

1. Pastel
2. Honey
3. Knuckles
4. Sulk
5. Glow
6. Cheek
7. Sway
8. Shimmer
9. Spring
10. Freckle

Moose Blood, who are nominated in the Best Underground Band category in the Alternative Press Awards, are currently conducting the biggest singalongs ever to crowds across the UK on a SOLD OUT tour. A majority of the dates sold out within the first weekend of being on sale.  We are excited to announce further tour dates in support of Blush around the UK in October.  Dates are as follows:

October

3rd Birmingham, O2 Institute 2
4th Glasgow, Garage
5th Sheffield, O2 Academy 2
6th Cardiff, Y Plas
7th London, Koko
8th Manchester, Academy 2

Tickets are sale at 10am on Wednesday 20th April.  Be quick - these dates are sure to sell out.  Get your tickets here:  www.mooseblooduk.com

You can also catch the band at the following shows and festivals this summer.  

April

18th Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - SOLD OUT
20th Manchester, Sound Control - SOLD OUT
21st Newcastle Upon Tyne, O2 Academy 2  - SOLD OUT
22nd Edinburgh, The Mash House - SOLD OUT
23rd Liverpool, Arts Club - SOLD OUT
29/30    Meerhout, Belgium – Groezrock 2016

May

28th Leeds, Slam Dunk 2016
29th Birmingham, Slam Dunk 2016
30th Hatfield, Slam Dunk 2016

July

7-9th Cheltenham, 2000 Trees
15-17th Steventon, Truck Festival
29-31st Matlock,  Y Not Festival

September

8-11 Isle Of Wight, Bestival
41kHz)

 Killswitch Engage Announce Record Store Day Release.

Killswitch Engage.Thursday 14th April 2016
Killswitch Engage and Revolver have teamed up to premiere the new song "Define Love." Listen to the song here.

"Define Love" is an unreleased track from the Incarnate sessions. The limited edition 7" is being released as a Record Store Day exclusive on Saturday, April 16, including in very limited numbers in the U.K.

The 7" includes "Define Love" on Side A, while Side B is silkscreened with "Define Love" artwork created by KsE bassist Mike D. The 7" also includes a Killswitch Engage stencil.

About the song, singer Jesse Leach said, "'Define Love' was written as my critique on our attempts as humans to limit love or restrict love. Whether it be political or religious agendas, love seems to be used as a way to manipulate people to think or act a certain way. Love is deeper than simple emotion or desire. It is an unexplainable spirit that defies our attempts to harness and understand it. True love, in my mind, is far greater than our feeble comprehension of it. We need not try to set any limitations on what defines love."

KsE released their seventh album Incarnate via Roadrunner Records on March 11. The band commemorated the album release with an intimate, fully sold-out, five-shows-in-six-nights New York City residency. Watch the video recap here.

 KsE are currently on a U.S. headline tour with Memphis May Fire, 36 Crazyfists, and Toothgrinder. The band perform at the U.K.'s Download Festival in June.

 Attica Rage Announce UK Dates.

Attica Rage.Saturday 30th April 2016
Scottish heavy rock titans Attica Rage are set to release their eagerly-awaited new studio album "Warheads LTD" on 6th June 2016 worldwide on Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Jonny Parr in Attica Rage HQ throughout 2015, with drum tracking and final album mastering completed by longstanding Attica producer/mixer Roddymacaudio. 

The striking cover art and sculpture was created and designed by Scottish artist Suzanne McAleer with photography by Russell McGovern. A collection of exclusive artworks are featured throughout the CD sleeve and booklet and will be used for single releases from the album. The special guest model crawling over the skull is Fraggles the Tarantula, courtesy of Fede Valls.

"Warheads Ltd" is Attica Rage's fourth studio album containing 10 tracks and a total running time of 44 minutes. It is a diverse mix of catchy rock anthems, heavy metal riffs, epic ballads and even a bass solo instrumental track. Lyrically, the album addresses a wide variety of topics including the Scottish independence debate, the business & profits of war, Alzheimer's Disease and the pressures of modern life. Musically, Attica Rage continue to push boundaries and blur the lines between rock and metal with a liberal dose of punk, blues, Southern rock and orchestral scores thrown into the pot.

A healthy appreciation of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society can be heard throughout, with the sneer, grit n' snarl of The Almighty and Motörhead. Iron Maiden, Metallica and Anthrax can be referenced too, but delve a little further into the album and there are nods to the Southern-rock roots of Blackfoot and the atmospheric blues of Gilmour's Pink Floyd. Attica Rage proudly wear their influences on their tattooed sleeves.

"Warheads Ltd" is the first Attica Rage album to include bassist Matthew Ward who joined the band in May 2014 and has co-written 2 of the 10 tracks. The line-up is completed by founding members Richie Rage (drums) and his brother Jonny Parr (vocals & guitar) with Stevie Bell (guitar).

Comments Jonny, "Our fans have been waiting long enough for a new Attica Rage album and they deserve something special. 'Warheads Ltd' is our strongest collection yet and we're really excited to finally deliver it to them. We spent a lot of time and effort on each stage of the album creation - from the song writing to the musicianship and performances; to the production & mixing (a huge challenge and learning curve for me personally), right through to the dark, film noir-esque artwork. 'Warheads Ltd' is 100% organically-produced Attica Rage and we guarantee it will have been worth the wait!"

Lead track "Falling Down" will be released via Off Yer Rocka on Friday 6th May 2016 as a digital single with accompanying video and includes two live bonus tracks: Killer Carousel and a cover of Motörhead classic Overkill, in tribute to Lemmy who passed away at the end of last year.

Attica Rage are already confirmed for festival in summer 2016, with a high-profile UK festival yet to be announced. The band then hit the road for a full headline tour across the UK and Ireland between September and November 2016, with European dates continuing in early 2017.

Attica Rage 2016 Tour Dates

29/05      BISHOPTON Erskine Motorbike Meet
16/07      MANCHESTER SOS Festival 2016
28/08      NORTHWICH Rockwich 2016
29/09      NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head of Steam
30/09      WORKINGTON Carnegie Theatre
01/10      MANCHESTER Rebellion
15/10      LIVERPOOL The Krazyhouse
21/10      DUBLIN On The Rox
22/10      BELFAST Limelight2
28/10      GLASGOW O2 ABC2
03/11      LEICESTER Duffy's Bar
04/11      CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
05/11      LONDON Black Heart, Camden

More dates still to be announced. For the latest tour & ticket links, visit the official Attica Rage website or track Attica Rage at Bandsintown.

A decade intro their stride, Attica Rage show no signs of slowing down. Armed with new album Warheads Ltd, a revived drive and ambition along with dogged perseverance and the sheer passion, belief and confidence in the music they play, the Glasgow-based rockers are once again ready to stamp their mark on the heavy music world in 2016.

Album Track-listing
01             Beyond the 45
02             Falling Down
03             Warheads Ltd
04             El Chupacabra
05             All Summer Long
06             Lost In Memory
07             Into the Ether
08             New World Decay
09             Haunted (Prelude)
10             Haunted

Formats
CD Digipack (w/12 page booklet)
Hi Res Audio (24bit, 48kHz) & Standard Res Audio (16bit,

 We Came As Romans Release New Music Video.

We Came As Romans.Thursday 14th April 2016
We Came As Romans has teamed up with Alternative Press to bring fans a look back at the band's time on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, via their new music video for "Memories". The video can be seen now HERE.
"Over the course of Warped Tour this past summer, we had the time of our lives and it was well documented," shares co-vocalist Dave Stephens. "We decided to take some of the previously unreleased footage to create something to show you what the song "Memories" means to us!"

We Came As Romans also recently announced the Bands Vs. Food Tour, a co-headliner with Memphis May Fire, featuring additional support from Miss May I and For Today. The US run will bring the two bands and their fans together – all in the name of delicious food. The unique joint venture offers a special VIP ticket package that includes a catered meal from a local eatery of the bands' choosing, as well as exclusive merch and special perks, for a truly personal and memorable experience for all. Fans are encouraged to submit their own suggestions for restaurants located near the venues, by tagging the bands and their favorite local restaurant via social media.

Just prior to the co-headline run, We Came As Romans will head out on a headliner of their own, with support from Miss May I, Wilson and Sworn In. The ten date run will kick off tomorrow, April 15, in Grand Rapids, MI and features a special, sold out show presented by 89X in the band's hometown the following day. Immediately following the US tour dates, We Came As Romans will head overseas to the UK/Europe for a handful of co-headline dates with Miss May I, a one off show with Memphis May Fire, and performances at Slam Dunk Festival and Download Festival Paris. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.
We Came As Romans is currently touring in support of their fourth full-length album, which is out now on Equal Vision Records. The self-titled album was recorded with multi-platinum award winning producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Of Mice and Men), and is now available through MerchNOW, iTunes, Spotify and more.

On the album, We Came As Romans confidently shows off a newfound sense of maturity, camaraderie, depth, and a balanced understanding of the world around them, through the intense juxtaposition of the beauty and harsh injustices of growing up and experiencing life for all that it is. We Came As Romans has not only found themselves on the new album, but they've found each other and have banded together to take on the world around them – with a massive and dedicated army of fans in tow.

2015 found the band with a Top 10 album debut on the Billboard Top 200 (their second time achieving the impressive feat), and nearly non-stop touring around the world - including multiple tours of the UK, Europe, and US, as well as dates in Russia, Singapore, China, and Australia. It was also just announced at the top of 2016 that We Came As Romans is a nominee for 'Best Breakthrough Band' in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, which will take place in London on June 13.

TOUR DATES
The Road To Bands Vs. Food Tour ft.
We Came As Romans w/Miss May I, Wilson, and Sworn In

Apr 15 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Apr 17 Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
Apr 18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Apr 19 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Apr 20 Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Apr 21 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Apr 22 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
Apr 23 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr 24 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Apr 25 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Bands Vs. Food Tour ft.
We Came As Romans and Memphis May Fire w/Miss May I and For Today

Apr 26 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
Apr 27 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Apr 28 Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
Apr 30 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 01 Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville+
May 02 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
May 04 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
May 05 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
May 07 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 08 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
May 09 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse^
May 10 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
May 11 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
May 12 Fresno, CA @ Strummer's
May 13 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
May 15 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
May 17 Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
May 19 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
May 20 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range+
May 21 Schaghticoke, NY @ Rock N Derby+

+ Festival lineup
^ We Came As Romans, Miss May I and For Today only

We Came As Romans w/Miss May I
May 24 Liverpool, UK @ Arts Club
May 25 Glasgow, UK @ Kings Tut
May 26 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK @ O2 Academy 2
May 27 Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
May 30 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom*
Jun 10 Paris, FR @ Download Festival Paris+

* We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, Miss May I and more
+ Festival lineup

 Vintage Trouble Announce Summer Shows.

Vintage Troublr.Thursday 14th April 2016
August 2015 saw the release of Vintage Trouble's first album for Blue Note Records – 1 Hopeful Rd.  – to widespread critical and commercial acclaim.

1 Hopeful Rd. includes the first single "Run Like The River", the deep soul ballad "Another Man's Words," "Angel City, California," a stomping, joyous ode to Vintage Trouble's hometown of Los Angeles, and "Doin' What You Were Doin'," which demonstrates the band's gift for penning startlingly honest songs about matters of the heart. It was produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer Don Was, who is President of Blue Note Records, the band's U.S. label.

2015 saw Vintage Trouble support AC/DC across Australia, Europe and the USA, in amongst a host of sold out headline shows (including London's Koko), festivals appearances (including BST at Hyde Park) and other major support slots (including opening for Paloma Faith at London's O2 Arena). It says much about the bands widespread appeal that they can support both AC/DC and Paloma Faith!

2016 sees Vintage Trouble embark on an extensive European tour. The UK dates are as follows

Wed 22nd June 2016                         London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Thurs 23rd June 2016                         Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 24th June 2016                               Middlesborough, The Middlesborough Empire
Sat 25th June 2016                              Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
Mon 27th June 2016                          Leamington Spa, The Assembly
Tues 28th June 2016                           Cardiff, Tramshed
Wed 29th June 2016                          Southampton, Engine Rooms
Thurs 30th June 2016                         Brighton, Concorde 2

Tickets are onsale at 9am GMT on Friday 26th February 2016 and are available at all usual outlets
Support TBC

Vintage Trouble – comprising Ty Taylor (vocals), Nalle Colt (guitar), Richard Danielson (drums) and Rick Barrio Dill (bass) – play live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth'd, pelvis-pushing juke music. Or, as Yahoo! Music put it, "imagine James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin and you'll get an idea of Vintage Trouble's muscular, in the pocket sound." The New York Times noted, "Like Otis Redding, Vintage Trouble makes music that is a little bit of everything...you can slow dance, groove, rock and let it all go."

Following the release of its debut album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, the band was soon selling out headline shows worldwide, opening for The Rolling Stones and touring with The Who, and performing on shows like "Later...with Jools Holland," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live"– all before Vintage Trouble had even signed to a major label.

 Support Acts Added To Stevie Wonder British Summer Time Show.

Stevie Wonder.Thursday 14th April 2016
Following the announcement that Stevie Wonder will take to the stage in Hyde Park to perform his masterpiece Songs In the Key of Life in its entirety, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park are excited to announce three spectacular new additions to the Sunday line-up.

But fans should act quickly as this amazing show is nearly sold out and the last few tickets are going fast.

Considered to be one of the world's most prolific producers and performers, Pharrell Williams is the first new addition to the Sunday billing. The force behind so many incredible smash hits, including Kelis' "Milkshake", N.E.R.D.s "Lap Dance" and of course 2014's Grammy-Award winning and feel-good track of the year "Happy". Pharrell has worked with music legends from Britney to Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk to Snoop Dogg, and will be sure to drop it like it's hot this summer.

Of Stevie Wonder, Pharrell has said - "Stevie Wonder was a fixture in my life as a child. His music is probably the closest thing to auditory transcendence."

Joining Stevie and Pharrell on the main stage is soul-singer extraordinaire Corinne Bailey Rae. The BRIT-nominated and two-time Grammy-Award winning artist rose to prominence with her breezily beautiful singles "Put Your Records On" and "Like A Star", and has since released two albums, her multi-million-selling eponymous debut and the Mercury Prize-nominated The Sea. With her brand new studio album The Heart Speaks In Whispers out for release on May 13th, Corinne's uplifting and charismatic performance - described last week as "mesmerizing" by the Evening Standard - will be the perfect soundtrack to a Sunday evening in Hyde Park. 

Corinne Bailey Rae says, "I have been a fan of Stevie Wonder my whole life and saw the 'Songs In The Key of Life' show at Madison Square Gardens. I cried, I danced and I had massive smile on my face throughout the show. It's a dream come true to be asked to join Stevie Wonder when he brings this amazing show to Hyde Park, and also to be on the stage with Pharrell, who is a huge inspiration to me, and KING, who are my friends and musical collaborators."

Also taking to the stage with their "nu-soul" sound is Los Angeles-based KING. The trio is composed of sisters Paris and Amber Strother and Anita Bias, whose whooshing synths, spiraling harmonies and detailed songwriting create a truly unique and jazzy sound – one that has been compared to the likes of Solange Knowles and Estelle. 

Pharrell WilliamsCorinne Bailey Rae and KING will all join Stevie Wonder to form an incredible line-up for the day of soul and R&B. The hot new additions to the line-up follow the announcement that Stevie Wonder will perform his masterpiece Songs In The Key of Life in its entirety, for a truly epic, must-see show from one of the most prolific artists of all time.  

Hugely acclaimed in the US, Songs In The Key of Life Tour has run for 18 months, having been extended many times due to phenomenal public demand.  Coming to the UK for the very first time, there is extra reason for celebration because 2016 is the album's 40th Anniversary year. 

Released in 1976 on the legendary label Motown Records, featuring the hits Sir DukeIsn't She Lovely and I Wish, it is cited as an influence on many of the world's biggest stars, Elton JohnPrinceMichael Jackson and Pharrell to name a few. It was crowned Grammy Album Of The Year in 1977 and is widely hailed as a true work of art. 

It followed an unsurpassed trilogy of albums that graduated Wonder from teenage Motown prodigy to true artist - Talking Book, Innervisions and Fullfillingness' First Finale - all released in the first 4 years of the 1970s. Wonder spent 2 more years on 'Songs', producing a double album of enthralling music and cementing his position as a musical genius.

Together, the albums made the 25-time GRAMMY winner the only artist to have ever received Album Of The Year awards in three out of four consecutive years.

Praise for the album over the years has come from all quarters:

Elton John "Let me put it this way: wherever I go in the world, I always take a copy of Songs In The Key of Life. For me, it's the best album ever made and I'm always left in awe after I listen to it. When people in decades and centuries to come talk about the history of music, they will talk about Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder."

Barack Obama (on his musical heroes) - "If I had one, it would have to be Stevie Wonder. When I was just at that point where you start getting involved in music, Stevie Wonder had that run with Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Fulfillingness' First Finale and Innervisions, and then Songs In The Key of Life. Those are as brilliant a set of five albums as we've ever seen."

Kanye West "I'm not trying to compete with what's out there now. I'm really trying to compete with Innervisions and Songs In The Key of Life. It sounds musically blasphemous to say something like that, but why not set that as your bar?"

Praise for Songs in the Key Of Life US tour: 

Rolling Stone – "Fitting an album that attempted to capture the nuance of existence, the show is possibly 2014's greatest testament to the limitless potential of American music itself."

Hollywood Reporter –"You just wanted it to go on forever, for it was yet another song in the key of Stevie Wonder's magical life."

Consequence Of Sound – "After three hours of playing, people were still hoping he'd do a second encore. You can tell it's not 1976 by looking at him, but you'd never know if you were only listening. Some things get old, but Stevie Wonder barely ages."

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park hits its fourth year in 2016, firmly established as the essential London summer event. 

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Live comments"The response to this show has been breathtaking.  We have seen a phenomenal reaction from fans all over Europe in what has been the fastest selling Hyde Park show in years.  It's shaping up to be one of the talking points of the year and with only a few hundred tickets left, we will have a huge crowd sharing in this unique experience.  It will be a privilege to witness and we're so glad Stevie is doing it at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park."

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential and Partnership Marketing for Barclaycard, said"The line-up for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park just gets better and better.  We're thrilled that music legend and multi Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder, who has been performing to worldwide audiences for more than 50 years, is joining the stellar list headlining on the 10 July." 

Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events at The Royal Parks, said: "It is a massive honour for Stevie Wonder to choose Hyde Park as the only UK venue to perform "Songs In The Key of Life". July 10 is set to be a fitting finale to what will be another unforgettable 10 days of entertainment at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.   This is the fourth year for the event which has created so many memorable moments for hundreds of thousands of fans and in turn raised vital funds which go back into conserving and enhancing this iconic park."

Tickets for the Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden, the Terrace, the Ultimate Bar and other hotel and premium ticket packages are still available.

www.bst-hydepark.com/tickets/10th-july-stevie-wonder
facebook.com/BSTHydePark

 Attica Riots Unleash New Video.

Attica Riots.Thursday 14th April 2016
Attica Riots have released the colourful video for their debut single 'Misery'. The fluorescent neon spectacle recently premiered with leading US music magazine Relix.

'Misery' pulsates with the elated fuzz of nostalgic synths and a danceable indie-swagger, with a healthy dose of garage-rock buzzing around Attica Riots' free-spirited edges.

This single is the first to be taken from the Canadian trio's upcoming debut album Love Sunshine & Hysteria out later this year through Five Seven, which has been produced by Mark Needham (Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons).

Attica Riots bring a twisted rejuvenation of classic indie-rock sentiments and revitalise them into a fulfilling new sound. The Winnipeg-based trio comprises two brothers – Anders and Kyle Erickson, on drums and guitar – alongside frontman Bobby Desjarlais.

 Richard Z. Kruspe Guests On New Hotei Single 'Move It'.

Hotei.Wednesday 13th April 2016
Hotei has revealed the video for his latest single ‘Move It’ which features guest vocals from Richard Z. Kruspe (Emigrate/Rammstein). Echoing the upbeat industrial vibe of the song and shot in Berlin, the video is dynamic and starkly atmospheric with intense performances from both Hotei and Richard.

Hotei comments on the video saying, “I wanted to make it simple, because Richard has a very strong character, and I think we have different characters. First, we wanted to try to do a story, but now it’s more like a focus on two characters on the same screen.”

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘MOVE IT’ HERE

The video was premiered on Metal Hammer who Richard explained his inspiration for the lyrics to, “I listened to it and the first image I had was this Bond character in my mind. I was seeing a guy going through streets and pushing everything away. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s interesting, let’s try that’. And we pretty much recorded the vocals in one or two days.”

‘Move It’ is released today as two-track single, featuring a “Hounds” remix of the song, done by Olly Burden, known for collaborating with The Prodigy on their most recent album.

‘Move It’ is taken from Hotei’s debut UK album Strangers which was released last year through Spinefarm Records and is a wide-ranging body of work with a dramatic sonic palette demonstrating Hotei’s diversity as a songwriter and virtuoso guitarist. 

Other album guests include Iggy Pop, who lent his vocals to the high-energy rock stomper ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’, Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck on the cinematic ‘Kill To Love You’ plus southern soulstress Shea Seger on the pulsating electro-blues boogie ‘Texas Groove’.

Heralded by Time Out as “iconic”, and a genuine superstar in his native Japan where he has sold more than 40 million records, Hotei is best known internationally for his Kill Bill theme ‘Battle Without Honor or Humanity’ and is sought-after as a collaborator both in the studio and on stage. Having previously joined forces with artists such as David Bowie, Andy Mackay (Roxy Music), INXS, Blondie and Joni Mitchell, he also performed with The Rolling Stones on their 50th Anniversary tour.

Hotei has just finished a European tour and is currently on a major tour of Japan.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'TEXAS GROOVE' FEAT. SHEA SEGER

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES’ FEAT IGGY POP

 Dead Daises And More Added To Ramblin Man Fair.

Ramblin Man Fair.Wednesday 13th April 2016
After having performed at this year's 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise earlier this year, Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND are now announcing a return to European stages, which sees the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G. play some summer festival events as well as a European/UK tour in November, featuring a best-of set from the band's rich catalogue .

Here are the upcoming FIREWIND dates announced so far:
FIREWIND – Live 2016:
09.11.2016 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
10.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) -Audio
11.11.2016 Manchester (UK) - Club Academy
12.11.2016 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
13.11.2016 London (UK) - Underworld
15.11.2016 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
16.11.2016 Paris           (France) - Petit Bain
18.11.2016 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
20.11.2016 Budapest  (Hungary) - A38
21.11.2016 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
22.11.2016 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
24.11.2016 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix/Rockpalast
25.11.2016 Breda (The Netherlands) - Mezz

FIREWIND – European Festivals 2016:
17.06.2016 Dessel (Belgium) - Graspop Metal Meeting
06.08.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic)  - Ostrava v Plamenech
More dates to be announced soon...

Meanwhile, FIREWIND are currently working on new material for an upcoming studio album release, expected for later in the year.

FIREWIND's Gus G. will additionally continue to promote his latest solo album "Brand New Revolution", released last year via Century Media Records, with a string of North American tour dates as follows:

GUS G. – Live 2016:
13.04.2016 Daytona Beach, FL - Bank & Blues Club
15.04.2016 Rock Island, IL - RIBCO
16.04.2016 Westland, MI - Token Lounge
17.04.2016 Bradley, IL - The Looney Bin
19.04.2016 Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz
20.04.2016 Ottawa, Canada - Brass Monkey
21.04.2016 Toronto, Canada - The Rockpile
22.04.2016 Long Branch, NJ - The Brighton Bar
23.04.2016 Manchester, NH - Jewel
24.04.2016 Elmhurst, NY - Blackthorne 51
Tickets: http://www.gusgofficial.com

 Firewind Announce UK Tour.

Firewind.Wednesday 13th April 2016
Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2016. The festival is pleased to announce the next round of bands for this years festival! Already announced is the stellar lineup of WHITESNAKE (Saturday Headliners), BLACK STONE CHERRY (Sunday Headliners), THIN LIZZY, THUNDER, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Answer,  FAMILY, Purson, Cadillac Three, The Graveltones, Warren Haynes, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Von Hertzen Brothers, Blurred Vision, Whiskey Myers, Hogjaw, Road Dog, Pat McManus, The Fierce And The Dead, Frost*, IO Earth, The White Buffalo, Life Signs, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout, King King, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious and The Zombies, Tax The Heat, The Supersuckers, SIMO and Sons of Royalty. Joining them in 2016 are...

The Dead Daises
Influenced by 70's and early 80's hard rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of The Faces, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans across the globe are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll!
The musical collective is created by a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet. This currently includes: John Corabi (Motley Crüe), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner)

Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval - Casualties of Cool

Casualties of Cool is on its way to Ramblin' Man Fair 2016, the band formed of Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval created this concept album (which gores under the same name) over the course of 4 years. Casualties of Cool was ranked the 7th best record of 2014 by Sputnikmusic, with the comment: "Suffice it to say, this a record which you should hear as soon as you possibly can. It further establishes Devin Townsend as one of today's most accomplished, and ingenious, musicians." It was re-issued in January to rave reviews once again and we can't wait to see it performed live

Bob Wayne
 
After a long hard run, down the roads across this land. Bob Wayne gathered up some outlaws, and they formed themselves a band. Now every day is different, every player every show. Will you see a bearded lady? Unless you go, you'll never know. So come one, yeah, come all. When this ho down comes around. Who know's, you could be an outlaw too! Lettin' out that carnie sound.

Weekend and Day Tickets On Sale Now
 
Weekend General Admission – £130.00 *
Weekend VIP - £225.00 *
Saturday General Admission - £75.00 *
Saturday VIP - £125.00 *
Sunday Genral Admission - £75.00 *
Sunday VIP - £125.00 *
 
*Not Including Booking Fee
 
Ticket Link - http://ramblinmanfair.seetickets.com/

 The Browning Announce UK And Europe Tour.

The Browning.Wednesday 13th April 2016
With a new album set for June 24th, The Browning are happy to get back to Europe and the UK to play new material for their rapidly growing fanbase.

Along for the ride, coming from all corners of the globe, are Feed Her To The Sharks (AUS), Empires Fade (ENG) and To Kill Achilles (SCT).

The tour will be stopping off at the following destinations. Tickets are on-sale

at all the usual outlets. Get yours now!

strong>The Alexia Agency Proudly Presents...

I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN (AUS)
THE BROWNING (USA)
FEED HER TO THE SHARKS (AUS)
EMPIRES FADE (ENG)
TO KILL ACHILLES (SCT)

August 2016
06 Morecore Mania Festival Cologne (D)
>07 Hirsch Nuremburg (D)
08 Werk 21 Zürich (CH)
09 Explosiv! Graz (A)
10 Viper Room Vienna (A)
11 Musik und Frieden Berlin (D)
12 Backstage Munich (D)
13 Ieperfest Ieper (B) *
14 Matrix Bochum (D)
15 Schlachthof Wiesbaden (D)
16 Wave Misano Adriatica (I)
17 The Garage Saarbrücken (D)
18 B58 Brunswick (D)
19 Destruction Derby Open Air Dessau (D) *
20 Destruction Derby Open Air Dessau (D)
20 Hevy Open Air Newhaven (UK) *
21 Throwfest Cardiff (UK)
22 Cathouse Glasgow (UK)
23 The Rainbow Birmingham (UK)
24 The Hub Plymouth (UK)
25 Dingwalls London (UK)
26 The Social Southampton (UK)
27 6k Unreal Fest Liege (B)
28 Poppodium Volt Sittard (NL)
29 Backstage By The Mill Paris (F)
30 En Arena Stockholm (SE) *
31 Skjulet Gothenburg (SE) *

 In This Moment Release New Video.

In This Moment.Tuesday 12th April 2016
IN THIS MOMENT today revealed a new video for 'The Fighter', taken from 
their latest album, 'Black Widow'.  The video, directed by photographer Jeremy Saffer along with lead singer Maria Brink, features Brink delivering the very personal song directly to the camera - https://youtu.be/D3sg1sDhX0U.

Comments Brink, "I'm really excited for everyone to see 'The Fighter' music video. I decided to do a stripped down, intimate video to go with the nature and the meaning of the song. I wanted to show everybody a more vulnerable side of myself and take out all the bells and whistles.  This song is about rising to our fullest power and overcoming tragedy. I hope everybody enjoys it and special thanks to Jeremy Saffer for collaborating with me on this."

IN THIS MOMENT return to the UK in May for the following shows, then return to the US to embark on Summer touring supporting Korn and Rob Zombie on their 'Return of the Dreads' co-headline tour. 

Wed 25th May - LONDON Forum
Thu 26th May - BIRMINGHAM Institute
Fri 27th May - MANCHESTER Academy
Sat 28th May - GLASGOW Academy

 Deftones Unleash New Video.

Deftones.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Since Deftones' inception, the multiplatinum, Grammy-Winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

Today, Deftones have revealed their trippy video for "Prayers/Triangles" taken from their highly acclaimed new album "GORE".  The band are currently riding high in the battle for the Number 1 spot on the UK album charts this week furthermore proving that Rock isn't Dead.  

You can watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aztiwn17vpE

GORE (produced by Matt Hyde and Deftones) is available now:

Digital: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/gore/id1078767494
CD at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01BFXN0MU

May and June will find Deftones appearing at major festivals in the U.S. and Europe, including Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, and Download Festival, among others as well as a solo-headline show at Wembley Arena. Please see below for upcoming tour dates.
Deftones upcoming tour dates:

05/08   Kannapolis, NC                       Carolina Rebellion
05/13   Augusta, GA                            Shaky Knees Festival (May 13th -15th)
06/03   London, UK                            The SSE Arena Wembley
06/04   Mendig, Germany                    Rock AM Ring
06/05   Nürnberg, Germany     Rock IM Park
06/10   Paris, France                            Download Festival
06/11   Donington, UK                       Download Festival
06/12   Nickelsdorf, Austria    Novarock Festival
06/14   Cologne, Germany                   Palladium
06/15   Berlin, Germany                      Columbiahalle
06/17   Aarhus, Denmark                    NorthSide Festival
06/18   Reykjavik, Iceland                   Secret Solstice

 Babymetal Hit Number 15 In The UK Album Chart.

Babymetal.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Global phenomenon BABYMETAL’s new album ‘METAL RESISTANCE’ has crashed into the official UK album charts #15  and Germany at #36  – the highest entry for any Japanese band ever in the UK and Germany.

This news comes days after BABYMETAL became the 1st Japanese artist to headline the prestigious Wembley SSE Arena in London on April 2nd. Here fans were treated to the band’s biggest headline show outside of Japan , complete with a huge production , the likes of which had only ever been seen previously in their home country.

Su-metal the lead singer of Babymetal commented :
” Some of you may know that we always say that the UK is our second home and it’s such an honour to know we are 15 and the highest charting Japanese artist ever in the UK Official Album Chart!
With the success of our first arena show outside of Japan at London’s Wembley SSE Arena, I feel we were able to become one with all of our fans to realize our mission that revolves around ‘THE ONE.”

I wish to create more legendary achievements with all of our fans here in UK and Europe and we would like to thank everybody for their support in making BABYMETAL to where we are today, We wouldn’t have been able to do this  without all of you.”.
                 
READ: The Guardian’s Five Star Review of Wembley: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/03/babymetal-review-j-pop-teen-metallers-wembley

As well as the capacity crowd at the legendary historic London venue, a live stream of the show was broadcast to screens in 7 venues in 5 cities across Japan. Despite the local time being 4:30 AM on Sunday morning, approximately 12,000 Japanese fans turned out to the special screenings, which sold out within an hour of going on sale.

Saturday also saw BABYMETAL break another record; they can now boast the claim of having the highest merch takings for any one day for any production at Wembley Arena in the history of the venue, which has hosted some of the biggest names is music.  General manager of the venue, John Drury, confirmed: “The BABYMETAL show broke our all-time sales record at The SSE Arena, Wembley”

Released April 1st – or FOX DAY – ‘METAL RESISTANCE’ is available on CD, download, streaming  and  on both Ltd Edition CD Box set and Ltd Vinyl formats.

BABYMETAL Profile
Formed in 2010, BABYMETAL performed their headline show, 2 DAYS in a row, at the prestigious Nippon Budokan in March 2014, becoming the youngest female artist in history to perform there. Their first album “BABYMETAL” ranked in the US Billboard chart. In summer of 2014, they embarked on their first World Tour, supporting Lady Gaga on her “Artrave: The Artpop Ball” tour in 5 cities in North America. In 2015, their second World Tour ensues taking them to 10 countries which includes North America, Latin America, Canada and Europe. BABYMETAL also headlines 3 arena shows in Japan at Saitama Super Arena, Makuhari Messe and Yokohama Arena in that same year. They've won several awards including the "Breakthrough Act" award at the 2015 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the "Spirit of Independence" award at the 2015 Relentless Kerrang! Awards, and several LOUDWIRE Awards. ThIn April 2016 they performed a headline show at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley, becoming the first Japanese artist in history to perform there. Their third World Tour will come to an end with a headline show back in Japan at the legendary, 55,000 capacity TOKYO DOME. The time has come for us to go across borders to connect and bring everyone together with BABYMETAL’s “METAL RESISTANCE”.

New Album "METAL RESISTANCE"
UK Album Chart 15,
     Rock and Metal Album Chart 2
     Independent Album chart 5
     Scottish Album Charts 12
Germany Album Chart 36

 Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown To Support AC/DC.

Tyler Bryant.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, led into action by Texas-born vocalist / guitarist Tyler Bryant, will play a dozen European stadium shows as sole support to rock legends AC/DC in May / June 2016; in addition to these dates, some already sold out, TB&TS – purveyors of electrifying rock ‘n’ roll, loud an’ proud, with blues and alternative leanings also coming into play – have slotted in 10 headline appearances of their own.

This leg of the AC/DC tour will see 25-year-old Tyler, now based in Nashville, plus band-mates Caleb Crosby (drums), Graham Whitford (guitar) and Noah Denney (drums) visiting a number of European markets for the first time, including the UK where headline gigs in London and Nottingham have just gone on sale. In the space of five glorious weeks, TB&TS – no strangers to the dynamics of the larger, more spectacular rock show having already shared Stateside stages with Jeff Beck, ZZ Top, Aerosmith and more – will unleash their high-proof blend of melody, muscle and psychedelic mystique to well in excess of 600,000 riff-hungry fans across 12 different countries… the highway to hell, indeed!

TB&TS’s latest release, and first for Spinefarm/Varvatos, is a six-track EP called ‘The Wayside’; produced, recorded & mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Seasick Steve), these half-dozen tracks see the musicians showing the full scope and sway of their collective vision – from giant groove rockers such as ‘Stitch It Up’, ‘Mojo Workin’’ and lead single / video ‘Loaded Dice & Buried Money’ through the hypnotic swagger of ‘Devil’s Keep’ and onto the atmospheric plea that is ‘The Wayside’, with Tyler’s background in the blues (he’s a recipient of the Robert Johnson Foundation’s ‘New Generation’ award, and studied under the late, respected Roosevelt Twitty Sr.) ensuring that raw emotion is never far from the surface. It’s a quality that stood the young musician, indeed the whole band, in good stead when they took to the road with ZZ Top main-man Billy Gibbons for his US acoustic tour in late 2015 / early 2016…

In addition to joining AC/DC for shows in Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland & Denmark, and visiting the Netherlands & Poland for one-off headliners, TB&TS have the following dates lined up for the UK:-

JUNE
4 – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London (supporting AC/DC)
6 – Boston Music Room, London (headline show)
7 – The Bodega, Nottingham (headline show)
9 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester (supporting AC/DC)

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock Open Air.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Less than four months to go and BLOODSTOCK HQ is a hive of activity!  With the 'Metal 2 The Masses' heats well under way and finals scheduled to kick off in May, the booking team are racking up more and more bands for the UK's best metal weekender this August!

Brit death metallers, VALLENFYRE step into a main stage slot on Saturday.  The band recently tore up the stage on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in Florida, so check out what's in store via this fan-filmed footage of the band steaming through 'Savages Arise' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9Z0Mb7FxqE.  Warm up your necks for August!

Progressive tech metal group, BRUTAI are set for a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday.  The hotly tipped band are set to release their debut album this summer, so be sure to catch 'em on the Sophie stage to hear the new material.  Get the gist on their sound via the video for 'Deep' here - https://youtu.be/zrYnWehkSCQ.

Also joining Friday's Sophie bill are female-fronted Dutch metallers THE CHARM THE FURY. The band's new album, due Autumn 2016, is said to be influenced by Pantera and Slipknot.  No strangers to the Euro festival circuit, here's hoping for a taste of the new tunes at BLOODSTOCK!  Meanwhile, watch the video for 'Colorblind' from their last album at: https://youtu.be/Ri5qMMonxrE.

Extreme tech beasts, META-STASIS also join Friday's Sophie ranks.  Following the band's recent tour of India that saw them play to festival crowds of 25,000, META-STASIS are back in the studio working on their third album.  The masked Anon describes it as "throwing out the rule book, cutting edge, boundary redefining electronic death metal".  Check out their video for 'Disintegrate' taken from the 2015 album, 'The Paradox of Metanoia' here - https://youtu.be/6GyxpOxtYGQ.

Already announced for 2016 are our three headliners, TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX.  Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, MISERY LOVES CO, GHOST BATH, VENOM, UNEARTH, DIAMOND HEAD, GOATWHORE, ACID REIGN and many more.  Additional bands are still to be announced.

Weekend tickets with camping, plus various VIP packages are available now, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.

 Of Mice And Men To Release Live At Brixton CD/DVD.

Of Mice And Men.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Orange County, CA-based rock band OF MICE & MEN and RISE RECORDS have announced the May 27th release of LIVE AT BRIXTON, a double-disc concert set filmed by longtime OM&M collaborator Jon Stone on March 28th, 2015 at London's Brixton Academy.

Fans can pre-order this special CD/DVD live package on iTunes by clicking LINK HERE.

The Brixton concert was Of Mice & Men's largest headline show to date – a blistering set in support of their RESTORING FORCE: FULL CIRCLE reissue, which has sold just south of a quarter-million copies in the U.S. alone.

The track listing is as follows:
1. Public Service Announcement 
2. Glass Hearts 
3. Broken Generation
4. O.G. Loko 
5. Let Live 
6. You Make Me Sick 
7. This One's For You 
8. Feels Like Forever
9. Bones Exposed 
10. Would You Still Be There
11. Another You 
12. Identity Disorder 
13. Second & Sebring
14. The Depths
15. You're Not Alone 
 
Experiencing LIVE AT BRIXTON will get fans excited about the band's upcoming summer tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson, a riotous roadshow that kicks off June 9th at the USANA amphitheatre in Salt Lake City (dates below).

LIVE AT BRIXTON follows the release of "The Full Circle Story," the stunning 5-part documentary series currently streaming on the band's website. Viewable to those who sign up for OF MICE & MEN's new fan club, The Ampersand, "The Full Circle Story" was shot over the course of a few years, following the band as they traveled around the world performing sold-out shows for an international fanbase whose members number in the millions. Along the way, the quintet (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) released Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts, shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim and amassed over 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show. 

Of Mice & Men will spend the summer on a 34-city tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson (dates below) and will headline the heavy stage at Slam Dunk Festival 2016.
Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Summer Tour w/Slipknot and Marilyn Manson
 
6.09.2016 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
6.11.2016 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
6.13.2016 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
6.14.2016 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
6.15.2016 - Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
6.17.2016 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
6.18.2016 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
6.19.2016 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
6.21.2016 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6.24.2016 - Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater
6.25.2016 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
6.26.2016 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
6.28.2016 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
6.29.2016 - Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7.01.2016 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
7.02.2016 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
7.06.2016 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7.08.2016 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
7.09.2016 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
7.10.2016 - Hershey, PA - GIANT Center
7.12.2016 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
7.13.2016 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
7.15.2016 - Oshkosh, WI - Rock USA
7.16.2016 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest
7.17.2016 - Bridgeview, IL - Chicago Open Air
7.19.2016 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
7.20.2016 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
7.21.2016 - Quebec, QC - Videotron Centre
7.23.2016 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater - Syracuse
7.24.2016 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7.26.2016 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
7.27.2016 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
7.29.2016 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
7.30.2016 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
8.02.2016 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
8.04.2016 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8.05.2016 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena

 Thrice Are Back With Their Ninth Studio Album.

Thrice.Tuesday 12th April 2016
After a hiatus from writing and touring, Thrice is back and gearing up to release their ninth album. Fresh out of the studio with Eric Palmquist, the Orange County quartet are pleased to announce To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere gets its UK release on 17th June, 2016 via Vagrant Records. 
Fans can hear a brand new song off the record, entitled 'Blood on the Sand.' HERE

"After watching a year of fear make people do terrible things, and now on the precipice of more of the same, this song is an anthem for anyone that's had enough of it," says frontman Dustin Kensrue. 

Thrice has been a staple in the alternative/modern-rock world for over fifteen years. A band known for effortlessly and continuously releasing groundbreaking records, their discography has sold over a million copies, and they've toured the world with acts like The Deftones, Coheed & Cambria, Rise Against, Circa Survive and Brand New.
Thrice released their first proper full-length, Identity Crisis, in 2001 and quickly stormed to the forefront of the indie music scene as listeners rejoiced and formed what can only be described as a cult following. The band went on to release seven highly praised albums – fan favourites The Illusion Of Safety (2002), The Artist In The Ambulance (2003) and Vheissu (2005), the brilliant and eclectic four-part concept album The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water (2007) and Earth and Air (2008), the visceral and raw masterpiece, Beggars (2009), and a grunge-inspired follow-up album, Major/Minor (2011).
In celebration of To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, Thrice will be hitting the road in the US this June with La Dispute and Gates. A full list of dates can be found below. 
To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere Track List

  1. Hurricane
  2. Blood On The Sand
  3. The Window
  4. Wake Up
  5. The Long Defeat
  6. Seneca
  7. Black Honey
  8. Stay With Me
  9. Death From Above
  10. Whistleblower
  11. Salt And Shadow


Thrice On Tour In The USA
6/03 Los Angeles CA @ The Shrine Expo Hall
6/04 San Diego CA @ House of Blues
6/05 Tempe AZ @ The Marquee
6/07 Austin TX @ Emo's
6/08 Houston TX @ House of Blues
6/10 Atlanta GA @ The Tabernacle
6/11 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
6/12 Charlotte NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
6/14 Norfolk VA @ The NorVA
6/15 Silver Spring MD @ The Fillmore 
6/16 New York NY @ PlayStation Theater
6/17 Philadelphia PA @ The Fillmore
6/18 Sayreville NJ @ Starland Ballroom
6/19 Boston MA @ House of Blues
6/21 Toronto ON @ Sound Academy
6/22 Detroit MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
6/23 Chicago IL @ House of Blues
6/24 Lawrence KS @ Granada Theatre
6/25 Denver CO @ The Summit Music Hall

 Goo Goo Dolls Release New Single.

Goo Goo Dolls.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Goo Goo Dolls have released the official single "So Alive" from their forthcoming album 'Boxes', due out May 6 via Warner Bros. Records. Premiering today, the single is available as an instant grat when you preorder Boxes on iTunes here

You can watch the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78wGInBuKn0#t=10

'Boxes' is a vibrant, sonically forward-looking album that manages to retain what their legions of fans love about the Goo Goo Dolls — indelible melodies, intimate, heartfelt lyrics, and the anthemic, uplifting vibe of their songs — while pushing new boundaries in terms of sound and production. The official single "So Alive" is the second song that the Goo Goo Dolls have shared from their new album – late last month they unveiled album opener "Over and Over."

Singer and guitarist John Rzeznik enlisted some of his favorite songwriters and producers as collaborators, including Gregg Wattenberg (with whom Rzeznik wrote four songs on the Goos' 2013 album Magnetic), Wattenberg's production partner Derek Fuhrmann, and Drew Pearson (who has worked with Phillip Phillips and OneRepublic).

Goo Goo Dolls — which also includes bassist Robby Takac — will hit the road for an extensive U.S. summer headlining tour of amphitheaters and arenas - European dates are still to be announced.

The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Goo Goo Dolls are one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music, selling more than 12 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits (more than any other artist in the history of the Hot AC format), including "Name," "Slide," and "Iris," the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks. The band has toured the globe countless times, performed in front of millions of fans, received numerous awards (including four Grammy nominations), and recorded and released ten studio albums, with Boxes to be their 11th. Rzeznik has also been honoured with the Songwriters Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award.

 Attica Rage Announce New Studio Album.

Attica Rage.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Scottish heavy rock titans Attica Rage are set to release their eagerly-awaited new studio album "Warheads LTD" on 6th June 2016 worldwide on Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Jonny Parr in Attica Rage HQ throughout 2015, with drum tracking and final album mastering completed by longstanding Attica producer/mixer Roddymacaudio. 

The striking cover art and sculpture was created and designed by Scottish artist Suzanne McAleer with photography by Russell McGovern. A collection of exclusive artworks are featured throughout the CD sleeve and booklet and will be used for single releases from the album. The special guest model crawling over the skull is Fraggles the Tarantula, courtesy of Fede Valls.

"Warheads Ltd" is Attica Rage's fourth studio album containing 10 tracks and a total running time of 44 minutes. It is a diverse mix of catchy rock anthems, heavy metal riffs, epic ballads and even a bass solo instrumental track. Lyrically, the album addresses a wide variety of topics including the Scottish independence debate, the business & profits of war, Alzheimer's Disease and the pressures of modern life. Musically, Attica Rage continue to push boundaries and blur the lines between rock and metal with a liberal dose of punk, blues, Southern rock and orchestral scores thrown into the pot.

A healthy appreciation of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society can be heard throughout, with the sneer, grit n' snarl of The Almighty and Motörhead. Iron Maiden, Metallica and Anthrax can be referenced too, but delve a little further into the album and there are nods to the Southern-rock roots of Blackfoot and the atmospheric blues of Gilmour's Pink Floyd. Attica Rage proudly wear their influences on their tattooed sleeves.

"Warheads Ltd" is the first Attica Rage album to include bassist Matthew Ward who joined the band in May 2014 and has co-written 2 of the 10 tracks. The line-up is completed by founding members Richie Rage (drums) and his brother Jonny Parr (vocals & guitar) with Stevie Bell (guitar).

Comments Jonny, "Our fans have been waiting long enough for a new Attica Rage album and they deserve something special. 'Warheads Ltd' is our strongest collection yet and we're really excited to finally deliver it to them. We spent a lot of time and effort on each stage of the album creation - from the song writing to the musicianship and performances; to the production & mixing (a huge challenge and learning curve for me personally), right through to the dark, film noir-esque artwork. 'Warheads Ltd' is 100% organically-produced Attica Rage and we guarantee it will have been worth the wait!"

Lead track "Falling Down" will be released via Off Yer Rocka on Friday 6th May 2016 as a digital single with accompanying video and includes two live bonus tracks: Killer Carousel and a cover of Motörhead classic Overkill, in tribute to Lemmy who passed away at the end of last year.

Attica Rage are already confirmed for festival in summer 2016, with a high-profile UK festival yet to be announced. The band then hit the road for a full headline tour across the UK and Ireland between September and November 2016, with European dates continuing in early 2017.

Attica Rage 2016 Tour Dates

29/05      BISHOPTON Erskine Motorbike Meet
16/07      MANCHESTER SOS Festival 2016
28/08      NORTHWICH Rockwich 2016
29/09      NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head of Steam
30/09      WORKINGTON Carnegie Theatre
01/10      MANCHESTER Rebellion
15/10      LIVERPOOL The Krazyhouse
21/10      DUBLIN On The Rox
22/10      BELFAST Limelight2
28/10      GLASGOW O2 ABC2
03/11      LEICESTER Duffy's Bar
04/11      CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
05/11      LONDON Black Heart, Camden

More dates still to be announced. For the latest tour & ticket links, visit the official Attica Rage website or track Attica Rage at Bandsintown.

A decade intro their stride, Attica Rage show no signs of slowing down. Armed with new album Warheads Ltd, a revived drive and ambition along with dogged perseverance and the sheer passion, belief and confidence in the music they play, the Glasgow-based rockers are once again ready to stamp their mark on the heavy music world in 2016.

Album Track-listing
01             Beyond the 45
02             Falling Down
03             Warheads Ltd
04             El Chupacabra
05             All Summer Long
06             Lost In Memory
07             Into the Ether
08             New World Decay
09             Haunted (Prelude)
10             Haunted

Formats
CD Digipack (w/12 page booklet)
Hi Res Audio (24bit, 48kHz) & Standard Res Audio (16bit, 41kHz)

 Lacuna Coil Unleash New Video.

Lacuna Coil.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Iconic hard-rock Italian "gothfathers", LACUNA COIL, have just launched a lyric video for the brand new song 'The House Of Shame' taken from their forthcoming album 'Delirium' out via Century Media Records on 27th May 2016. 

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o1MoG-cz9Q

When you preorder a digital copy of 'Delirium' at iTunes or Amazon you are also getting access to 'The House Of Shame' immediately:
http://smarturl.it/deliriumITUNES
http://smarturl.it/deliriumAMAZONMP3

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1SEcLZi

'Delirium' album pre-orders are live in several countries already, more will follow shortly:
UK: lacunacoil.tmstor.es
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: http://www.emp.de/search/lacuna%20coil%20delirium/
Finland: CD: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/lacuna_coil/delirium/#459896; Deluxe: http://www.levykauppax.fi/artist/lacuna_coil/delirium/#459894

LACUNA COIL will be making their much-anticipated return to North America as part of the “Delirium Worldwide” tour next month. The first leg of the tour will feature Butcher Babies as direct support with 9Electric and Painted Wives rounding up the stellar package. The second leg will be announced in the coming weeks and will have a different band as direct support, while the rest of the touring package remains intact. 

Cristina Scabbia (female vocals) states: "Everything feels different this time in the LACUNA COIL camp. It's something I can hear it and something I can breath. A new wave of confidence, a renewed essence and pure drops of energy sweating out of our pores. I can't wait to show it to all my friends and welcome you all once again in our family. Trust me, this is a ‘Delirium’ you will feel the NEED to be part of."

Andrea Ferro (male vocals) further adds: "’Delirium’ is not the beginning of a new chapter in LACUNA COIL's life; it is the beginning of a new book! We're really excited about starting this touring cycle with such a fresh vibe, meeting old and new friends around the U.S. and get such great touring companions. We're just writing the first page of this book and it is already a crazy one."

Marco Coti-Zelati (studio guitars, live bass) continues: "We’re all super excited to finally be coming back to the US and we’re ready to kick some asses with the greatest album that we’ve ever made! New line-up, new sound, a new vibe and new emotions. I can’t wait to see the reactions from the audiences when they hear the ‘Delirium’ songs played for the first time. Fresh, dark and powerful emotions all at the same time. The strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the ‘90s - in a modern style. To me, this is the album that I think will be exciting to both of our older AND newer fans. I’m excited, and ready to have some fun on stage, while we spread the ‘Delirium’ to the people."

Ryan Blake Folden (drums) adds: "For me, I am truly excited to get on the road and play some new material. This is the first record I got to be a part of with the band and I can’t wait to finally see people reactions to songs that I have been really excited about for over a year now. Not to mention, I’ll finally be expressing myself on stage in a way that I haven't been able to do in some time, having up until this point performed music that predated my arrival to the band. With the manifestation of the theme, costumes and artwork, along with the music, the band creatively and passionately poured itself into making this something special."

While the band is kicking off their touring cycle in North America they will be playing selected festivals worldwide.

LACUNA COIL live:
07.05.16 (USA) San Francisco CA - Social Hall * 
08.05.16 (USA) Los Angeles LA - The Roxy
09.05.16 (USA) Phoenix AZ - The Marquee
10.05.16 (USA) El Paso TX - Tricky Falls
12.05.16 (USA) Dallas TX - Trees
14.05.16 (USA) Cherokee NC - Cherokee Event Center (Halestorm) 
15.05.16 (USA) Richmond VA - The National (Halestorm)
17.05.16 (USA) Davenport IA - Adler Theater (Halestorm) 
18.05.16 (USA) Madison WI - Majestic Theatre * 
20.05.16 (USA) Traverse City, MI  - Ground Zero * 
21.05.16 (USA) Flint MI - The Machine Shop
25.05.16 (USA) Brooklyn NY - Saint Vitus ^^ 
26.05.16 (USA) Uncasville CT - Mohegan Sun Wolf Den ^^ 
* no Butcher Babies
^^ no support 
ADDITIONAL MAY + JUNE 2016 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

LACUNA COIL festivals:
30.04.16 (PH) Quezon City - Pulp Summer Slam Festival
02.05.16 (CN) Pudong Sanjia Port Suzhou - MIDI E-Festival
24.06.16 (IT) Parabiago (MI) - Rugby Sound Festival
01.07.16 (IT) Piazzola Sul Brenta (PD) - Postpay Sound
09.07.16 (F) Les Remparts De Longwy - Rock’n’Roll Train Festival
22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival

 Volbeat Announce New Album.

Volbeat.Tuesday 12th April 2016
VOLBEAT reveal the details for their anxiously awaited sixth full-length album, Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie available June 3rd. Multi-platinum selling Danish hard rock outfit uncork the first single The Devil's Bleeding Crown and announce the pre-order for the album today. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of the first single. Pre-order the album and check out the single's lyric video here

The Devil's Bleeding Crown pairs a galloping guitar riff with propulsive thrashed-out grooves. The band performed it only once in entirety last summer in Odense, Denmark and had fans waiting for more. The track quickly builds into an anthemic refrain meant to be chanted at festivals worldwide. It's classic VOLBEAT through and through.

Earlier this week the band teased album details to their dedicated fans by creating an online treasure hunt. Clues for the album title were left in streaming playlists, listed on their social media channels, and in the Rebels & Angels community forum. Once fans uncovered the words from the album title, they entered those words on the Volbeat website to reveal the characters from the album cover art which also unlocked the album pre-order. They also unveiled a video teaser for the album. Check out the teaser here!

Produced by longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen and co-produced by frontman Michael Poulsen and lead guitarist Rob Caggiano, the record includes a total of 13 new tracks, reflecting their signature hybrid of rock prowess, metal power, blues soul, and rockabilly swing. The full tracklisting is below.

On the new album, "After months writing and recording, we're thrilled to finally be able to unleash Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie into the world," says lead singer Michael Poulsen. "Play it loud!"

TRACKLISTING:
1.    The Devil's Bleeding Crown
2.    Marie Laveau
3.    For Evigt
4.    The Gates of Babylon
5.    Let It Burn
6.    Black Rose
7.    Rebound
8.    Mary Jane Kelly
9.    Goodbye Forever
10. Seal The Deal
11. Battleship Chains
12. You Will Know
13. The Loa's Crossroad

VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they've tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock's upper echelon with endless touring and a string of five beloved full-length albums. Recently, their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven has sold more than 1.5 million and featured hit single "A Warrior's Call" and adds the band's 8 Top 5 singles at Active Rock with 5 number ones! 2013's Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and it spawned the GRAMMY Award nominated "Room 24" [featuring King Diamond]. It received Platinum Certifications in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Gold in Canada, Finland, Switzerland and USA. Volbeat has announced their summer 2016 tour which includes headlining Rock Am Ring. The band has sold in excess 3.5 million records worldwide.

2016 TOUR DATES
13 April                                    US                    Los Angeles, CA      The Roxy
14 April                                    US                    Las Vegas, NV          The Joint*
15 April                                    US                    Indio, CA                 Coachella
18 April                                    US                    Modesto, CA            Modesto Center Plaza*
20 April                                    US                    Chico, CA                Silver Dollar Fairgrounds*
21 April                                    US                    Fresno, CA               Rotary Amphitheater†
22 April                                    US                    Indio, CA                 Coachella
24 April                                    US                    Phoenix, AZ             Mesa Amphitheatre*
25 April                                    US                    El Paso, TX              A. Chavez Theater*
26 April                                    US                    Lubbock, TX             Lonestar Amphitheater*
03-05 June                    GER     Vulkaneifel/Flugpl.Mending               Rock am Ring Festival
03-05 June                    GER     Nürnberg / Zeppelinfeld                     Rock Im Park Festival
05 June                         NL                    Nijmegen                             FortaRock
06 June                         US                    Bangor, ME                            Rise Above Festival
07 June                         GER                  Berlin                                   Zitadelle
09-11 June                    AT                    Vienna                                    Novarock
10-12 June                    FR                    Paris                                     Download
17-19 June                    BE                    Dessel                                      Graspop
17-19 June                    FR                    Clisson                                     Hellfest
22 June                         NO                   Bergen                                     Bergenhus Festning
24 June                         DK                   Odense                                    Tinderbox
25 June                         FR                    Strasbourg                               Artefacts Festival
29 June                         DK                   Nibe                                     Nibe Festival
30 June-02 July              SE                   Norrköping                             Bravalla Festival
07-09 July                     ES                    Viveiro                                     Resurrection Fest
09 July                          SE                    Stockholm                              Monsters Of Rock
17 July                          FI                     Joensuu                                  Ilosaarirock
06 August                      US                    Bangor, ME                            Rise Above
07 August                      CA                   Montreal, QC                          Heavy Montreal
20 August                      US                    Minneapolis, MN                  U.S. Bank Stadium^
* With guests Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck
With guests Black Stone Cherry, Red Sun Rising and Monster Truck
^ With Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold

 Eric Clapton Announces 23rd Studio Album.

Eric Clapton.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who – most famously worked together on Clapton's iconic Slowhand album, which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum and topped charts globally. The 12-track record includes some original songs written by Clapton. This album follows his last release, the 2014 chart-topping Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale.

"This was a long and overdue opportunity to work with Glyn Johns again, and also, incidentally, the fortieth anniversary of 'Slowhand'!" said Eric Clapton.
The album's artwork – a carefully crafted illustration of Clapton – is the work of esteemed artist Sir Peter Blake, whose previous art includes the co-design of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album sleeve, as well as the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?," Paul Weller's Stanley Road and The Who's Face Dances. I Still Do features Blake's signature at the bottom right corner of the cover.
 After his time with the Yardbirds in 1963, Clapton began a career as a professional musician that has seen numerous bands, an abundance of albums, countless worldwide sold out shows, an impressive array of accolades, unwavering critical acclaim and his consistent display of legendary guitar work. Clapton's career, has resulted in 18 Grammy Awards and the distinct honor of being the only triple inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
www.ericclapton.com
www.facebook.com/ericclapton

I Still Do will be available MAY 20, 2016

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

  1. Alabama Woman Blues
  2. Can't Let You Do It
  3. I Will Be There
  4. Spiral
  5. Catch The Blues
  6. Cypress Grove
  7. Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day
  8. Stones In My Passway
  9. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
  10. I'll Be Alright
  11. Somebody's Knockin'
  12. I'll Be Seeing You

 John Carpenter Announces First Ever Live Dates.

John Carpenter.Tuesday 12th April 2016
With his new album 'Lost Themes II' streaming on NPR ahead of release next Friday, April 15th on Sacred Bones, John Carpenter has shared a new live studio video which the legendary filmmaker has directed himself.

Accompanying the album's first single 'Distant Dream', the clip was recorded live at The Village Recorder studio in Los Angeles and offers a preview of The Horror Master's forthcoming historic debut live performances.

In the clip, he is accompanied by his son Cody Carpenter on synthesizer and his godson Daniel Davieson guitar, with John Spiker on bass, John Konesky on guitar and Scott Seiver on drums.

Watch the 'Distant Dream' live studio video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TRj6Dt2lrA

On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with "Vortex," the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever album of non-soundtrack material. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film's crucial intersection. Carpenter's foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed.  Lost Themes was also a mile marker in its label's catalog, being one of the best selling albums in Sacred Bones' eight-year history.  So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.

Now, Carpenter prepares to release a sequel to Lost ThemesLost Themes II, which is due for release on April 15th via Sacred Bones.

The follow-up album brings quite a few noticeable changes to the process, which result in an even more fluid and thematic record. Lost Themes' cowriters and musicians Cody Carpenter (John's son) and Daniel Davies (John's godson) both returned.  Unlike their first album, when they often worked over the internet exchanging themes over the course of several years, this time all three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city. The result was a more focused effort, one that was completed on a compressed schedule — not unlike Carpenter's classic, notoriously low-budget early films.  The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor; more electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter's trademark minimal synth. Lost Themes II delivers eleven compelling new tracks with which fans can continue to score the movies in their minds.

"Angel's Asylum" and first single "Distant Dream" are now available as instant downloads when preordering Lost Themes II on iTunes – click here to pre-order.

John Carpenter live dates:

May
27 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
28 Greece, Athens – Piraeus Academy
30 Denmark, Copenhagen - Koncerthuset - Koncertsalen
June
02 Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Sound
14 US, Seattle – Paramount
15 US, Portland - Arlene Schnitzer
17 US, Oakland - Fox Theatre
18 US, Los Angeles – Orpheum
19 US, Phoenix – Mesa Center for the Arts
21 US, Denver - Gothic Theatre
23 US, Austin - Moody Theatre @ ACL LIVE
24 US, Dallas - Majestic Theater
July
03 Iceland, Ásbrú ATP - Iceland
06 Switzerland, Neuchâtel - International Film Festival
08 US, New York - Playstation Theatre
09 US, Philadelphia – Keswick Theatre
10 US, Pittsburgh – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
12 US, Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre
15 US, Detroit - The Masonic Temple
16 US, Chicago – Thalia Hall
18 US, Milwaukee – Pabst Theatre
August
26 Italy, Turin – Today's Festival
28 Italy, Rome - Auditorium Parco Della Musica / Santa Cecilia Hall
October
28 UK, Manchester - Albert Hall
29 UK, Manchester - Albert Hall
31 UK, London - Troxy

 Tarja To Release New Album In August.

Tarja.Tuesday 12th April 2016
While waiting for August 5th and the release of Tarja's new album "The Shadow Self", the queen of heavy rock has yet another surprise for her fans:
Tarja and earMUSIC proudly announce the release of the new album's prequel "The Brightest Void". With over 50 minutes of new music, the extra album will sweeten the wait until August!

Tarja explains:
"Surprise, surprise! I genuinely hope that 'The Brightest Void' is a pleasant surprise to each and every one of you. During the long process of recording the songs for my new studio album 'The Shadow Self', I realised that there were so many tracks, too many too dear to me, for just one album. So this time I decided to keep nothing for myself and to share all my favourite new songs with you, the fans, who have shown such passionate and constant support.
'The Brightest Void' gives more than a first taste of 'The Shadow Self'; it is a full album filled with 9 songs! I am sure that everyone will immediately discover how much 'The Brightest Void' and 'The Shadow Self' are entwined with each other but, at the same time, are two independent records which stand on their own. I hope the release of the prequel sweetens the wait until August and that you will like the songs as much as I do. I will present songs from both albums already in summer festivals and in my headliner tour later this year.

As always, keep your eyes open. There might be further surprises down the road."

"The Brightest Void" will be released on June 3rd, 2016 on earMUSIC as 1CD Digipak, 1LP+Download Code and Digital. The specially priced prequel to Tarja's upcoming studio album "The Shadow Self" will be available for physical and digital pre-order starting on April 8th, 2016.
 
"The Brightest Void" features not one but three incredible guest artists: fellow Finnish star Michael Monroe, icon of the glam rock scene and former front man of inspiring band Hanoi Rocks; Chad Smith (who doesn't need any further introduction) and a new mix of Within Temptation's collaboration "Paradise (What about us)" carried out with Tarja and world renowned sound engineer and producer Tim Palmer. The prequel presents Tarja's new single "No Bitter End" as the album opener and furthermore shakes you with an incredible cover of Sir Paul McCartney's overlooked gem "House Of Wax" and adds a new twist to Dame Shirley Basseys' James Bond main theme hit "Goldfinger".
Tracklist "The Brightest Void"
1. No Bitter End -Video Clip Version
2. Your Heaven And Your Hell - with Michael Monroe
3. Eagle Eye - with Chad Smith on drums
4. An Empty Dream  
5. Witch Hunt
6. Shameless
7. House of Wax
8. Goldfinger
9. Paradise (What About Us) - New Mix of the collaboration with Within Temptation and Tarja

 All Hail The Yeti Preview New Track.

All Hail The Yeti.Tuesday 12th April 2016
Southern-fried hardcore metal squad, ALL HAIL THE YETI are showcasing a new song, 'Mr Murder' from their upcoming second album, 'Screams From A Black Wilderness'.  The track features guest vocals from 36 Crazyfists' frontman, Brock Lindow, a longtime friend of the band.  Check it out on Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/minus_head/all-hail-the-yeti-mr-murder.

UK crowds may have first encountered ALL HAIL THE YETI when they supported 36 Crazyfists in the UK last year.  The LA-based four piece release their full-length concept album, 'Screams From A Black Wilderness' on 13th May in the UK (22 April in US) via Minus Head Records. The album concept, based on classic campfire-circle style horror stories, presents a different story with each track.  'Screams From A Black Wilderness' features a heavier, grimier and considerably more advanced version of the ALL HAIL THE YETI fans have come to know since their inception.

Vocalist Connor Garritty reveals that 'Mr Murder' in particular steps outside the overall horror story theme of the album.  It was originally written as a surprise tribute to Garritty's best friend, penned before his untimely passing last year. The band decided to use the track on this record, immortalizing Connor's friend in music.  "Mr. Murder was written about my best friend Matt who passed away last year.  He was one of the most influential people for me growing up and throughout my music career.  The song was originally written in tribute to him and his unbelievable strength and passion for life. He left us unexpectedly before I could show him the song.  It was supposed to be a surprise, almost a thank you to him for helping in more ways than he knew.

Garritty adds that having Brock Lindow on the track was fitting, as he and Matt were also friends. "We knew early in the writing of the record that we wanted Brock Lindow on the album. Brock and Matt were friends as well, so it seemed fitting that this would be the song he sang on. It was special for me because he is one of my best friends as well and such an influence to me as a vocalist. 'Mr. Murder' has become an anthem to my best friend, immortalizing him forever. It's very emotional for me when performing this. I go between sadness and great happiness by the end of the song."

'Screams From A Black Wilderness' is produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Soulfly).  Pre-order the album via Bandcamp - https://ahty.bandcamp.com/ or iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/screams-from-black-wilderness/id1082521998 and get 'Before The Flames' and 'Daughter Of The Morning Star' right away.  

Check out ALL HAIL THE YETI's conceptual two-part video series, directed by Brian Cox of Flarelight Films:

'Before The Flames' (Part 1, from 'Screams From A Black Wilderness') - https://youtu.be/Qn4NNmHHt74

'After The Great Fire' (Part 2, from 2012's self-titled debut) - https://youtu.be/uyZr3HRU0aw

 Vintage Trouble Announce UK Tour.

Vintage Trouble.Tuesday 12th April 2016
August 2015 saw the release of Vintage Trouble's first album for Blue Note Records – 1 Hopeful Rd.  – to widespread critical and commercial acclaim.

1 Hopeful Rd. includes the first single "Run Like The River", the deep soul ballad "Another Man's Words," "Angel City, California," a stomping, joyous ode to Vintage Trouble's hometown of Los Angeles, and "Doin' What You Were Doin'," which demonstrates the band's gift for penning startlingly honest songs about matters of the heart. It was produced by GRAMMY®-winning producer Don Was, who is President of Blue Note Records, the band's U.S. label.

2015 saw Vintage Trouble support AC/DC across Australia, Europe and the USA, in amongst a host of sold out headline shows (including London's Koko), festivals appearances (including BST at Hyde Park) and other major support slots (including opening for Paloma Faith at London's O2 Arena). It says much about the bands widespread appeal that they can support both AC/DC and Paloma Faith!

2016 sees Vintage Trouble embark on an extensive European tour. The UK dates are as follows

Wed 22nd June 2016                         London, Shepherds Bush Empire
Thurs 23rd June 2016                         Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 24th June 2016                               Middlesborough, The Middlesborough Empire
Sat 25th June 2016                              Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket
Mon 27th June 2016                          Leamington Spa, The Assembly
Tues 28th June 2016                           Cardiff, Tramshed
Wed 29th June 2016                          Southampton, Engine Rooms
Thurs 30th June 2016                         Brighton, Concorde 2

Tickets are onsale at 9am GMT on Friday 26th February 2016 and are available at all usual outlets
Support TBC

Vintage Trouble – comprising Ty Taylor (vocals), Nalle Colt (guitar), Richard Danielson (drums) and Rick Barrio Dill (bass) – play live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth'd, pelvis-pushing juke music. Or, as Yahoo! Music put it, "imagine James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin and you'll get an idea of Vintage Trouble's muscular, in the pocket sound." The New York Times noted, "Like Otis Redding, Vintage Trouble makes music that is a little bit of everything...you can slow dance, groove, rock and let it all go."

Following the release of its debut album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, the band was soon selling out headline shows worldwide, opening for The Rolling Stones and touring with The Who, and performing on shows like "Later...with Jools Holland," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live"– all before Vintage Trouble had even signed to a major label.

 Motorhead To Release 'Clean Your Clock' CD/DVD .

Motorhead.Tuesday 12th April 2016
They were the Kings of the Road. They lived on it. They loved it and the fans loved them!
Never was the spirit of Motörhead more alive than when they were on tour, shake, rattle and rolling audiences to within an inch of their lives thanks to that indomitable cocktail of power, purpose and head-crunching volume.  In fact, after four decades of bone-pulverizing duty, Motörhead were still enjoying sold-out gigs worldwide.

On November 20th and 21st 2015, at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, UDR Records made the decision to record  - what happened to be the very last live shows ever recorded  - and Motörhead proceeded to deliver two storming sold out shows.  Where there had once been almost too-fast breakneck pace, there was measured yet still thunderous rock'n'roll served up only as they could, Phil Campbell playing better and better, and Mikkey Dee elevating the art of drumming to the superlative heights which made him one of metal's most coveted skinsmen.

Lemmy.

He sounds so dialed in, a little mean even (in the best possible way) snarling here and there, cackling when appropriate, and singing in a way which will defy every single pre-conceived expectation you might have had.  Yes, he was fighting ailments.  But no, he was not flimsy or faded, in fact on Clean Your Clock he lays down the marker for all near-70 year olds in terms of wicked bad-assery.

Those first strains of the mighty "Bomber" are like a salve to all heavy metal souls, the reverberant classic forcing you to turn it up, Lemmy snarling and roaring. "Metropolis" grooving like the day it was written, and "Overkill" as mighty as ever.... But here is the unavoidable truth.  There will be no more Motörhead tours because Lemmy is no longer here. Many, many people did not get a chance to hear them one more time on what proved to be their last-ever piece of road work which makes Clean Your Clock a vitally important release.  It is both a celebration and an epitaph, glorious yet not without melancholy, maintaining the warmth and curve of Motörhead's unique live sound. 

Clean Your Clock is the natural sound of one of rock'n'roll's mightiest, rarest and most astoundingly excellent beasts – Motörhead.  There isn't a plaudit they haven't received and there isn't a plaudit they don't deserve.  And if there had to be a 'final' Motörhead album, perhaps it is fitting that Clean Your Clock, a superb live encapsulation of the band at home, is the one.

So TURN-THIS-UP because as Lemmy himself said, the only way to feel the noise is when it's loud... and remember Lemmy and Motörhead in the best possible way and keep in mind what he always said: Don't forget us, we are Motörhead and we play rock'n'roll!
 
Tracklisting:
Bomber / Stay Clean / Metropolis / When The Sky Comes Looking For You/ Over The Top/ (Guitar Solo) The Chase Is Better Than The Catch/ Lost Woman Blues/ Rock It/ Dr. Rock/ Just 'Cos You Got The Power/ No Class/ Ace Of Spades/ Whorehouse Blues/ Overkill
Formats:
·       Coloured Double Vinyl in Gatefold with Pop-up Art
·       Standalone Audio CD
·       DVD of the show with audio CD
·       BluRay of the show with audio CD
·       BOXSET which contains the Coloured Double Vinyl in Gatefold with Pop-Up Art, DVD of     the show with audio CD and the Motörhead Metal Medal
·       A limited edition BOXSET will be available through the UDR shop and will contain the Motörhead Medal in Silver or Gold
·       Also available as a Digital download

 Waco Announce New EP 'Uprise'.

Waco.Wednesday 30th March 2016
London's cosmic punk quartet WACO are hugely excited to announce their brand new EP URPISE. The four piece, hailing from the weirder nooks of the UK (North Yorkshire, Jersey and Coventry), came together through their animalistic compulsion to make noise and their perverted goal to get inside peoples heads, like squatters in an empty condo.

Unabashedly melting 70's rock influences with punk, hardcore and garage, UPRISE is as loud and urgent, as it is crafted and honest. The release is set for June 10th, this summer via Venn Records.

Alongside the announcement of UPRISE, they're also debuting their blistering new single and video, SE17 and have been confirmed as main support's for both Juliette Lewis & The Licks' and The Dirty Nil's European Tours this April, and also as main support to The King Blues in May! Fresh from supporting Slaves last year, WACO are fast becoming known for their frenetic and entrancing live show, collecting heads and hearts wherever they play. Since their conception they've also graced stages with Muskets, The Hell and Blackhole, and the diverse list continues to grow.

 Great Escape Festival Adds Loads Of Bands.

Great Escape.Wednesdsay 30th March 2016
The Great Escape, the festival for new music reveals another 100+ artists who will be joining its line-up and unparalleled array of international breakthrough acts. Over 3 days 19 – 21 May 2016, over 450 performers will transform the seaside town of Brighton into a hotbed of undiscovered talent and live music.

Artists revealed to perform include Barns Courtney whose unique blend of blues, rock and country perfectly accompany his gravelly tones, and London underground rock trio BEASTS, who will be storming the stage having been championed by Zane Lowe and Daniel P Carter. On the wave of his recent debut album ‘Luneworks’, MMOTHS ethereal electronic productions will captivate festival go-ers. MMOTHS says "I am very excited to be playing TGE, looking forward to presenting the new live show".

>Making his second appearance at the festival is South London MC Loyle Carner, whose emphatic hip hop beats and intimate lyrics have been making waves in the UK rap scene. Effortlessly fusing funk, jazz and pop, soul songstress Izzy Bizu will also be making her return, as well as PMR Records latest recruit, producer SG Lewis who, following collaborations with JP Cooper and Dornik, will be bringing his laid back dance beats to Brighton.

On the other side, alternative Scottish duo Man of Moon will be bringing a fusion of space rock and haunting vocals to the mix, whilst Thomas Cohen will debut his forthcoming album ‘Bloom Forever’ seeped with melancholic tones and washed-out guitars.

Continuing the festivals’ ethos of discovery ‘The Late Escape’ will put a focus on the electronic and dance world and who better to team up with than Ninja Tunes who are bringing a heavy hitting line-up of artists including RnB producer and DJ Throwing Shade who said, ‘it’s so exciting to be performing at one of the best festivals for new and undiscovered music – especially in Brighton, one of my favourite cities!’, duo Max Graef & Glenn Astro who’ll be previewing their brand new album and bringing their scruffy disco-tinged house bangers and dusty downtempo excursions to the festival and Wolverhampton’s production duo Leatherette who’ll be fusing their unique mix of psychedelic electronics with Soul snippets and house beats. This night will be open to festival goers subject to capacity, a small allocation of tickets will also be sold separately to guarantee entry, separate tickets will cost £8 and will be available from Thursday at 9am.

Event Manager Kevin Moore said; “It’s wonderful to be able to announce another 100 artists who will be taking part in The Great Escape 2016. We wanted to make sure this year’s line up was as exciting and as diverse as ever, championing emerging artists from as many genres as possible and I really do feel we’ve got something for every type of new music fan, no matter what you’re into. The addition of our Young Adult wristbands for those aged 16 – 17, along with our Late Escape programming has opened the festival to new attendees and fans. I can’t wait to see everyone in Brighton very soon.”

The full list of artists announced today:
808INK / AMY YON / ARY / BARBARELLA’S BANG BANG / BARNS COURTNEY / BAYONNE / BEASTS / BISHOP / BLAENAVON / BLICK BASSY / CAKES DA KILLA/ CARNIVAL YOUTH / CASH + DAVID / CHIARA HUNTER / CITY CALM / DAVE / DOWN / COLEMAN HELL / CONDOR AVENUE / CORTES / CUPIDS / DANIELLE LEWIS / DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE / DOOMSQUAD / EYRE LLEW / FRANKO FRAIZE / FRONTEERS / GANG OF YOUTHS / GILLIGAN MOSS / GINA KUSHKA / GLASS / HARDWICKE CIRCUS / HIDDEN CHARMS / HMS MORRIS / HOLY OYSTERS / HOWLING OWL / HYPHEN HYPHEN  / IDLES / ISLAND / IZZY BIZU / JELANI BLACKMAN / JOHNNY LLOYD / JORDAN ALLEN / JULIA JACKLIN / KELLY LEE OWENS / KIM CHURCHILL / KIWI / KOJEY RADICAL / KUDU BLUE / LEATHERETTE / LEYYA / LISS / LOVE SSEGA / LOYAL / LOYLE CARNER / LYZA / MAHALIA / MAN OF MOON / MARGO PRICE / MASAYOSHI FUJITA / MAX GRAEF + GLENN ASTRO / MILK AND BONE / MILK TEETH / MMOTHS / MOSTACK / NIMMO / OLIVER COATES  / PLEASURE BEACH / PROSE / RED AXES / REJJIE SNOW / REUEL ELIJAH / REVILO / REWS  / ROUGHION / ROZI PLAIN / RYSY / SCIENCE FICTION ARMY / SEA BED / SEAZOO / SEGO / SERAMIC / SG LEWIS / SHIFT WORK / SISKA / SWAY CLARKE / TEMPESST / THE ANCHORESS / THE HEARING / THE LOUNGE KITTENS / THE MANOR / THE RAMONA FLOWERS / THE SISTERHOOD  / THOMAS COHEN / THROWING SHADE / TIBET / TOM WALKER / TOOTHLESS / VALLIS ALPS  / VIEW / VLADIMIR / VULGARIANS / VYNCE / WARHAUS / WHITE / WITHOUT LETTERS / WOLFFE / ZAK ABEL

 Holy fever Reveal New Track.

Holyfever.Tuesday 29th March 2016
With their debut album release on the horizon, Holy Fever have unveiled another new track from the record in the form of 'Duress'. Vocalist Todd Cooper explains the feeling behind the track - "The sense of urgency and aggression in "Duress" mimics the headspace we were in at the time we wrote it. We were toward the end of writing the record and simultaneously exhausted and filled with adrenaline as we started to see the finish line. Sam had this idea that the chorus would just be one note and the lyric would be one word. This is one of our favorites to play live."

'Duress' is the opening track on Holy Fever's first full-length record, 'The Wreckage', which the band will be self releasing on 8th April, 2016. Comprised of members of underground punk favourites American Nightmare, The Hope Conspiracy, and The Explosion, and with crossover members of indie-pop band Beginners, Holy Fever's sound feels recognizable, yet totally unexpected. 'The Wreckage' is marked by unlikely combinations, punctuated by surprising hooks; challenging punk convention.

The first single to be released from the record, vigilante justice anthem, 'Find your Fame', feels like the rebellious lovechild of Bikini Kill and The Hives exemplifying the dueling vocals from Todd Cooper and Samantha Barbera (also on bass), gritty guitar riffs from Neeraj Kane and Brian Masek, and Andrew Black's explosive drumming.

The artwork for the 'The Wreckage' was created by renowned LA-based artist Luke McGarry and the band recorded in Paul Miner's (ex Death By Stereo) studio in Orange, CA with Holy Fever self-producing and Miner engineering.

 Babymetal Preview New Song.

Babymetal.Tuesday 29th March 2016
Japanese phenomenon BABYMETAL have posted a new song from forthcoming album ‘METAL RESISTANCE’, released this Friday April 1st aka FOX DAY via EarMUSIC/Edel. ‘THE ONE’ is an epic power ballad, clocking in at over seven minutes. The accompanying video serves as the perfect teaser to this Saturday’s headline show at Wembley Arena – the first by any Japanese band at this legendary venue – showcasing the scale and enormity of a BABYMETAL live show. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/TZRvO0S-TLU

METAL RESISTANCE’ will be released in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:

CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever
4. YAVA!
5. Amore
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn
8. GJ!
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. THE ONE - English ver. -

2LP :
Side 1
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever

Side 2
1. YAVA!
2. Amore
3. Meta Taro

Side 3
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
2. GJ!
3. Sis. Anger

Side 4
1. No Rain, No Rainbow
2. Tales Of The Destinies
3. THE ONE - English ver. –

Tickets for the Wembley show are available at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com

Pre-order bundles of the new album, featuring special, exclusive merchandise, are available here: http://www.mflstores.com/mfl/babymetal.html
iTunes Preorder is here and features ‘KARATE’ as an instant grat track: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/metal-resistance/id1087055715

 LuvBug Set To Release New Music.

Luvbug.Tuesday 29th March 2016
UK dance collective, LuvBug are back and ready to drop a fresh tune on the UK charts. New single, "Best Is Yet To Come" is available to pre-order from Feb 5th and will be released April 15th via Polydor Records.

LuvBug – a DJ-producer-dance act, led by Marvin Humes – follows up a successful 2015 which saw LuvBug have two Top 20 singles in the UK Charts, "Resonance" ft. Talay Riley and "Revive (Say Something)" ft. Mark Asari and was co-written with MNEK. 
On top of this LuvBug have had a string of high-profile remixes to its name ranging from David Zowie 'House Every Weekend', MNEK and Zara Larsson 'Never Forget You', Karen Harding 'Say Something' and more recently Fleur East's 'Sax'.

Inspired by the sounds coming out of the European-dancefloors, "Best Is Yet To Come", is a song that feels current, fresh and big. "It's a record that hits you immediately, says Marvin, "the vocal, the subject, the lyric, the beat, everything. It's infectious and it's a record that can be received universally."

LuvBug have been building up a loyal fanbase and a solid-live plot over the past year and half, including a DJ residency at the iconic Pacha & Café Mambo in Ibiza, DJing with Diplo and David Guetta in Las Vegas, plus UK festivals including Wireless and the dance stage at V Festival.

Click HERE to listen to some more LuvBug tunes and their monthly mixtapes.

Live Dates:
09-Apr Reading Sub 89
13-Apr Bournemouth Cameo
15-Apr Stevenage Bar & Beyond
16-Apr Cardiff Pryzm
16-Apr Swansea Fiction
22-Apr Liverpool Level
23-Apr Portsmouth Liquid & Envy
23-Apr Southampton Oceana
29-Apr Wrexham Summerfest
30-Apr Leeds Pryzm

 Camden Rocks Announce The Cribs As Headliner.

Camden Rocks.Tuesday 29th March 2016
Camden Rocks have announced their highly-anticipated headline act for the 2016 all-dayer, the UK's most vital indie-punk trio, The Cribs. Set to close the festival on Saturday June 4th at the Electric Ballroom, this is the band's first London show since their earth-shattering performance at a sold out Camden Roundhouse last year, following their seminal 2015 album, For All My Sisters.

Back for its fifth year to host over two-hundred high-energy bands across multiple venues up and down the hallowed streets of Camden Town, the festival has already confirmed some massive names in rock, indie and metal, including Carl Barat & The Jackals, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Billy Bragg, SikTH, Johnny Foreigner, Sonic Boom Six and many more, with even more big names still to be announced!

Further bands confirmed to join the line-up alongside The Cribs today also include: The Ramona Flowers, Flight Brigade, Colt 45, Death Koolaid, The Crooked Kings, Jolanga, Meredith Baker and Sarah de Warren.

Bands already confirmed to play include: Carl Barat & The Jackals, Glen Matlock, Young Guns, We Are The Ocean, InMe, Ginger Wildheart, Billy Bragg, Johnny Foreigner, Norma Jean, Evil Scarecrow, New Years Day, SikTh, Creeper, Penetration, Sonic Boom Six, The Godfathers, The Virginmarys, The Qemists, Warrior Soul, Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind, Queen Kwong, YASHIN, Gun, Zoax, The Hell, Youth Club, VUKOVI, Goldray, Reigning Days, Wearing Scars, AvaGrace, Francobollo, The Hyena Kill, The Pearl Harts, Anita Chellamah Band (The Cherry Bombz ), JPNSGRLS, Faers, S.E.X, Staring Out The Sun, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Symmetry, Sky Valley Mistress, Grumble Bee, JOANovARC, Blurred Vision, Desperate Measures, The Fallen State, Duchess, Shea, Alive With Eyes, Forever Never, As Lions, CC Smugglers, Tellison, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, The Dirty Youth, Shvpes, Black Foxxes, Freeze The Atlantic, Asylums, The Main Grains, Lounge Kittens, The Carnabys, Press To Meco, Continents, Shields, Fathoms, Blood Youth, Scholars, Ashestoangels, Dorje, Cold In Berlin, Samoans, Bare Knuckle Parade, Nibbinz, The Dirty Thrills, Create To Inspire, Witterquick, The Tuts, Lock, Moses, Counting Days, The Ghost Riders In The Sky, Roxanne De Bastion, The Derellas, Black Casino & The Ghost, The RPMs, Hands Off Gretel, Bad Sign, Thunder On The Left, Role Models, Mercutio, Critics, Chinese Missy, False-Heads, The King's Parade, Louise Distras, Leisure Tank, Suzie Stapleton, Hoodoo Daze, Falling Knives, Emily Lee and Matty James.

£35 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees. Every year prior has sold-out and 2016 looks set to be no different!

www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Over 200 bands for £35 playing in over twenty different venues.

 Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties To Release EP.

Aaron West.Tuesday 29th March 2016
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (the solo project of Wonder Years front man, Dan Campbell) have announced the release of a new 7" EP, Bittersweet, due out Friday, May 20th via Hopeless Records.

The first single, ''67, Cherry Red', is currently available for streaming via the band's official website, www.aaronwestandtheroaringtwenties.com.

The 3-track EP was produced by Ace Enders (The Early November, I Can Make a Mess) and will be available both physically and digitally. Pre-order packages are available now via the band's Cold Cuts Merch store and include Cherry Red, Carolina Blue and Sea Foam Green vinyl. Pre-order digitally from iTunes, here: smarturl.it/AWBittersweet.

Bittersweet furthers the narrative crafted on the band's 2014 debut, We Don't Have Each Other, which followed Aaron West through a tumultuous winter bouncing around the American South in the wake of a series of personal tragedies. Elaborating on this, Campbell says, "This EP serves as a bridge to future full lengths. The songs place a period at the end of We Don't Have Each Other and open up a new chapter for Aaron to start rebuilding."

Bittersweet Track List:
1. '67, Cherry Red
2. Goodbye, Carolina Blues
3. Green Like the G Train, Green Like Sea Foam

 Slam Dunk Festival Adds Acoustic Stage.

Slam Dunk Festival.Thursday 24th March 2016
Already packing in a massive 7 stages, Slam Dunk Festivalhave added another to this year's event by announcing the return of the acoustic / solo stage.

The stage will be headlined with a solo performance by Bryce Avary of THE ROCKER SUMMER. Bryce will be performing a special intimate show including brand new songs off his recently released album Zoetic. 

After playing a full band set on the Kerrang! Flesh Blood stage at last year's Slam Dunk Festival, ROB LYNCH returns to the festival to play a solo acoustic set.

Blitz Kids disbanded last year and AWAY DAYS were born. AWAY DAYS (Jono from Blitz Kids) will be making their festival debut with a stripped back acoustic set. Earlier this year the band released single 'Messiah', taken from the band's forthcoming debut EP due out in May. 

Indie-rock band, ELDER BROTHER, with members of The Story So Far will be taking a break from pop-punk duties to grace the acoustic stage.  
Next up, the two-piece alternative rock band from Ireland, GREYWIND consisting of siblings Paul and Steph O'Sullivan. Heading out on tour supporting the already announced Slam Dunk favourites Moose Blood next month, this will see GREYWIND doing a stripped down performance for us.

Solo artist GRUMBLE BEE has just released debut EP 'Disconnect' and has been causing a stir in the media and with fans of late. Slam Dunk Festival sees Jack Bennet's act making its debut... "I'm thrilled to be playing the Acoustic stage at Slam Dunk this year! It'll be great to show people a more stripped back version of my live stuff, so I'm excited for the challenge"

After a cover of Bring Me The Horizon reached a whopping 1.5m views on YouTube, enigmatic entity SEAFOAL is ready to launch into 2016 with the passion and energy that got her noticed in the first place. Don't miss her Slam Dunk debut! 

BETHAN LEADLEY will be taking some time out of her busy schedule presenting on 4Music and vlogging to appear at the festival and the final act to be added to the stage is YouTuber LIANNE KAYE. The YouTube star released her debut EP 'Vacancy EP' in 2014 and has since been playing shows and festivals up and down the country.
With its roots in the ska & punk movement of the early 00s, Slam Dunk Festival will always continue to deliver a great ska & punk stage, and this year is no different! However to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the festival they have decided to do something they haven't done before!....
They have announced the addition of one of the original artist that inspired the whole ska punk movement! THE BEAT will be joining the party to bring some old school skanking to the stage and show the younger generation how they did it in the 80s!

Ranking Roger say's 'The Beat are honoured to be a part of this year's Slam Dunk festival, and considering that this is their 10th year, I know that it's going to be special. I expect a lot of dancing and skanking smile emoticon'

Also added to open up the stage is THE JB CONSPIRACY. The band played the festival back in 2008, so we thought it was about time to bring them back!
"We're over the moon to have been invited back to Slam Dunk after so many years. We've shared stages with a lot of these bands over the past decade so we're really excited to be seeing everyone again"

Birmingham based club brand, UPRAWR have also announced the full lineup for their stage. Although Slam Dunk regulars BURY TOMORROW will not be playing a full band set, brothers Dani & Davyd Winter – Bates  have been announced playing a DJ SET "After playing Slam Dunk so many times it almost feels like summer is not the same without us being there. " says singer Dani.  "So obviously we couldn't play this year but myself and Dav have been known for our crazy DJ sets and Slam Dunk along with Uprawr decided to get us involved. We love getting everyone pumped and in the party vibe so you can expect an absolutely insane DJ set !! We cannot wait! "

Others acts added to the dance inspired stage include the international model, Suicide Girl and DJ sensation MEL CLARKE, and PARTY BLINDERS... a new act made up of DJ Andy Shaw, producer Tommy Conflict and MC Jon Mahon, formerly of Kerrang & Team Rock Radio.   UPRAWR RESIDENT DJs will complete the lineup which also features previously announced headliners SHIKARI SOUND SYSTEM DJ SET, and live acts ASTROID BOYS & THE QEMISTS.
Slam Dunk organiser Ben Ray has also made the unusual announcement that 2 of the 3 events are near to selling out. "People on social media are continually asking us how many tickets we have left and when the events will sell out. As this may be the last pay week for many to buy tickets, I felt it necessary to speak out. We are certain that the South site in Hatfield, which now is the smallest, will sell out by the end of the next month and before the next payday. This probably will be the same for Leeds but with that I'm a bit less certain. I'm happy to say though that the new large site at the NEC can accommodate more, so we should have tickets left till a lot nearer the event. We don't feel as bad when people can't get tickets if we have given them plenty of warning!"

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED- PANIC! AT THE DISCO, OF MICE & MEN, NEW FOUND GLORY, FOUR YEAR STRONG, EVERY TIME I DIE, ISSUES, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, REAL FRIENDS, MALLORY KNOW, THE STARTING LINE, SET YOUR GOALS, ZEBRAHEAD, CAPDOWN, WE CAME AS ROMANS, MISS MAY I, THE STORY SO FAR, YELLOWCARD, MAYDAY PARADE, HIT THE LIGHTS, ROAM, NORTHLANE, HACKTIVIST, CANCER BATS & NORMA JEAN, YOUNG GUNS, COLDRAIN, AS IT IS, TRASHBOAT, WSTR, KING PRAWN, SPUNGE, HEART OF A COWARD, ASTROID BOYS, THE ONE HUNDRED, THE QEMISTS, NEW YEARS DAY, CREEPER, BOSTON MANOR, BEAUTIFUL BODIES, CANE HILL, BLOOD YOUTH, DEAD!, WATERPARKS, WITH CONFIDENCE

The dates and sites for next years' SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL are:
Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

Tickets are on sale now and priced at £42 or £47 including afterparty. The festival is for Age 14 + (festival only) or 18+ for the afterparty tickets.

For the first time, due to popular demand, there is also a limited edition Mega Ticket on sale for £150. This ticket includes admittance to all 3 events and includes afterparties, wristband exchange queue jumps and a limited edition t-shirt.
Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for all ticketing links.

This year will see some huge upgrades to the event, continuing the huge year on year growth the festival has experienced. Following the success of last year the Leeds site will remain in the City Centre, with a new site being announced at the Birmingham NEC and the Southern date will remain in Hatfield, at the University of Hertfordshire campus for the fifth year. This will bring the capacity up to a huge 40,000 fans across the weekend.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL has won 'Best Festival' at the Kerrang! Awards in both 2014 and 2015. Widely regarded as the biggest awards in rock, the festival beat strong competition from major events such as Reading /Leeds and Download. Slam Dunk has also been in the final shortlists for 'Best Metropolitan Festival' at the UK Festival Awards, in 2013, 2014 & 2015, and 'Best Festival' (up to 15,000 daily capacity) at The Live UK Awards 2015.
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL HEADLINERS 2006-2016
2006: Fall Out Boy
2007: Reel Big Fish / Paramore
2008: Boys Like Girls. / Cute Is What We Aim For

2009: You Me At Six
2010: New Found Glory

2011: Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish
2012: Taking Back Sunday
2013: All Time Low

2014: The All-American Rejects
2015: You Me At Six
2016: Panic! At The Disco

 Tax The Heat To Release Album.

Tax The Heat.Thursday 24th March 2016
Following a single and a sold-out UK headline tour in December 2015, Tax The Heat are pleased to announce the release of their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, "Fed To The Lions".

The album shows why there is so much excitement at the release of this record. Previous singles "Some Sympathy", "Highway Home" and "Fed To The Lions" sit alongside future classics such as "Caroline", "Animals" and "Stood On the Platform To Leave". The driving rhythms of Jack Taylor (Drums) and Antonio Angotti (Bass) overlaid with the powerful riffs of JP Jacyshyn (Guitars) and distinctive melodies of Alex Veale (Vocals, Guitars). The album is available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl.

The CD and Vinyl can be pre-ordered now from Recordstore.co.uk with an insert signed by the band - https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/Tax-The-Heat/

Tracklisting as below

CD
1. Highway Home 2. Animals
3. Under Watchful Eye
4. Fed To The Lions
5. Hit Me Hard
6. Stood On The Platform To Leave
7. Some Sympathy
8. Devil's Daughter
9. Learn To Drown (You're Wrong)
10. Caroline
11. Your Fool
12. Lost Our Way

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Side A1. Highway Home.2. Animals.3. Under Watchful Eye.4. Fed To The Lions.5. Hit Me Hard.6. Stood On The Platform To Leave.
Side B1. Some Sympathy.2 Devil's Daughter.3 Learn To Drown (You're Wrong).4 Caroline.5 Your Fool.
6 Lost Our Way

2015 was an intense year for Bristol's rising stars Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles "Fed To The Lions" and "Highway Home" (both of which were playlisted across rock radio – A listed on Planet Rock) the band have cemented their live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, The Virginmarys and Thunder and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Download and Calling. The band's unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist winning them a legion of fans.

The band have now signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment (home to acts such as Blues Pills, Black Star Riders & Crobot).

Guitarist/vocalist Alex Veale says: "We love the energy of those '60s bands. Maximum R&B – that's the basis for Tax The Heat. But we're taking it somewhere else, bridging the gap between old and new, creating something that has that raw energy but is also original."

"It was all about capturing that live energy on the record," says Jack Taylor. "We didn't want to go fully old-school with it – we used modern technology. But what you hear on the album is the four of us playing together, no overdubs. A lot of live takes."

 The Cadillac Three Unleash New Video.

The Cadillac Three.Thursday 24th March 2016
Filmed a few weeks ago in the familiar urban-scapes of London during their successful Night Life Religion Tour, The Cadillac Three now reveal the final portrait of ‘Graffiti' a brand new music video for their latest UK single. The “smouldering mid-tempo rocker polished with arena-stomping gloss” (Entertainment Weekly), lays a template for their forthcoming album later this year.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

“We have had such a warm welcome from our fans in the UK and with the Night Life Religion Tour, we thought it would be really cool to film the video in London with all of the unique street art everywhere,” said TC3 drummer Neil Mason, who wrote ‘Graffiti’ with Nashville songwriters Corey Crowder and Luke Dick.

Scenes capture The Cadillac Three following a masked street artist through the capital’s back-streets in Brick Lane, South Bank and Shoreditch, as the band’s lyrics and logo are tagged on every available surface before taking refuge in a dimly lit East London dive bar. Director Lyle Lindgren conceptualized the literal and unique video.

‘Graffiti’ is a soulful epic that takes the finest of the band’s Southern roots and seamlessly blends them with a contemporary feel. Available now via http://smarturl.it/TC3Graffiti, the track exhibits TC3's trademark sound – distinctive and contagious.

"[‘Graffiti’] finds the Nashville hotshots channeling their inner Springsteen - if the Boss was given to sipping home-brewed hooch on the back of open trucks in the sticky Tennessee sun. ‘Graffiti' has it all: laid-back vibes, big booming drums, handclaps and tales of small town winners and losers,” deems Classic Rock magazine in their latest issue.

The lyrics are full of nostalgia for the band who met in high school: “We’re doing it our way, leaving our mark down the halls, on the walls in the bathroom stalls, underneath that freight train bridge we jumped off // Our story spread around, word of mouth, town to town // We were small-town famous, our names in graffiti.”

>Fresh from their recent sold-out headline shows around the UK, including London’s Electric Ballroom, The Cadillac Three have also just been announced to play at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair on 23 & 24 July 2016 at Mote Park, Maidstone.

Masters in blending the swagger of southern rock with the true grit of country, The Cadillac Three were named the 2014 UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Best New Band, and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015 with several radio singles – ‘The South’, ‘Back It Up’, ‘Party Like You’, ‘Peace Love and Dixie’ and ‘White Lightning’ – all playlisted.

During a frequent visit to the UK late last year, The Cadillac Three was invited by Sofar Sounds to play at one of their secret, intimate gigs. The session included a performance of their hit single ‘White Lightning,’ a staple on the BBC Radio 2 playlist all summer long.

WATCH THEIR PERFORMANCE OF ‘WHITE LIGHTNING’ HERE

The raucous Nashville trio has found a welcome home here in the UK with their vibrant shows eliciting word-of-mouth appeal from British fans that has ensured bigger crowds – with last month’s tour being no exception – across the country at a phenomenal rate. Grammy-nominated, chart-topping frontman Jaren Johnston, whose gritty vocals wrap around the pulsating beats from musical comrades Mason and Kelby Ray (lap steel), just picked up an ACM Award nomination in the US for Song of the Year (‘Raise ‘Em Up’ – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church) during the April 3 live show in Las Vegas.

 Standon Calling Festival Announcement.

Standon Calling.Thursday 24th March 2016
Standon Calling today unveils its biggest family programme ever with a myriad of exciting workshops and activities for 2016. Embracing this year's story of Legend of the Lost Seas, the festival invites the whole family to get involved for one of the most exciting weekends of the summer. Expect everything from baby multi-sensory raves and yoga, to sea monster puppet shows and street dance classes. Returning to the festival will be the famous costume parade, kids-only trapeze, family swim sessions in the festival's very own heated pool, plus dedicated family camping on sale in advance for the first time. Teens have a variety of production workshops to choose from, including a chance to capture their favourite Standon moments in film-making classes. Tier 2 tickets on sale now from £137 for adults, £107 for ages 13-17, £20 for ages 4-12 and £5 for children under 3. For more information visit standon-calling.com 

Already armed with a stellar line-up of musical talent including Suede, Jess Glynne, Kelis, Everything Everything and The Hives, Standon Calling will raise the bar on its family offering this year to provide an amazing programme of entertainment for all ages.

Hertfordshire's own children authors Alice Hemming and Tamsyn Murray climb aboard to read a selection of their books as well as running character development and craft workshops.

Music comes from internationally renowned children's singer/songwriter Nick Cope, who will be performing tunes from his new album, The Pirate's Breakfast. While Vegas Girls will put on an exciting show, mixing old-school classics to create harmonious and unique mash ups. 

Standon Calling welcomes street dance classes hosted by award-winning performing arts School Living the Dream. Wish Upon a Party will train little mermaids and pirates a range of dances, games, balloon modelling and bubble catching.

Older children and teens can get involved in creative workshops across the weekend. They can help to create a giant junk art installation with an underwater theme, highlighting global warming and the effects of rubbish on sea life. Budding film-makers are invited to capture their festival experience and learn film production skills, with the results being screened on Sunday. Soundtracks will be put together in music production workshops and DJ classes will also be on offer. 

Don't miss an unmissable water balloon fight, young pirates will get to walk the plank, plus there will be circus skills classes, a nulahula hooping show, poiromanic juggling and more.

Poseidon's Library offers respite from all the action with a voyage of discovery with a selection of books and storytelling. 

Standon Calling introduces a new baby and toddler zone for 2016 offering a host of activities including baby yoga and massage, a multi-sensory rave as well as toys, games and a chill out zone.

Following the narrative of Standon Calling's story Legend of the Lost Seas, the festival will supply the best crafts around for young festival-goers to make their own mermaid necklaces, tutu's, pirate hats and eye patches. Children will also have a chance to make sea monster junk puppets and sock puppets followed by puppetry role play. Standon Calling will also add more sparkle this year with body glitter, face paints, hair braids, nail art, henna, glitter tattoos and more.

Tier 2 adult weekend tickets for Standon Calling 2016 are on sale from £137 + booking fees. Children's tickets range from £107 for ages 13-17, £20 for ages 4-12 and £5 for children under 3. There is also a ticket deposit scheme available to pay in instalments. All tickets with more information can be found at www.standon-calling.com. Discounts available for group bookings. 

LINE-UP SO FAR
Live
Suede / Jess Glynne / Kelis
The Hives / Everything Everything / Ghostpoet / Anna Calvi / Blossoms / The Thurston Moore Group
Swim Deep / Gold Panda / Loyle Carner / Adam Green / Teleman / Tiggs Da Author / Honne / Natty / Rationale / Hot 8 Brass Band / The Mouse Outfit / Billie Marten / The Cuban Brothers / Declan McKenna / Meilyr Jones / Rag'n'bone Man / Clean Cut Kid / Kiko Bun / Jones / United Vibrations / Revere / Pins / Flyte / Charlie Cunningham / The Amazons / Tangerines / Exmagician / Hannah Lou Clark / Seramic / Maddox / Venice Trip / Peluche / Bella Figura / Nadia Nair / Patricia
Electronic Line-up
Theo Parrish / GOLDIE MBE / Joey Negro / Luke Abbott
Cowshed Takeovers
Hospitality / Savage Disco

 Pierce The Veil Release Video For 'Texas Is Forever'.

Pierce The Veil.Thursday 24th March 2016
Pierce the Veil fans, the wait is finally over.  After nearly 820,000 views of the band's video album announcement posted last Friday, the much-anticipated Misadventures will be available for digital pre-orders beginning tonight at Midnight local time.  But wait, there's more:  fans will get a first taste of the new music as placing an album pre-order will unlock an instant-grat download of the track, "Texas is Forever."  Go to piercetheveil.net for more information and to place your digital pre-order tonight.  Pre-order details for the physical CD will be announced soon.

Can't wait until tonight to hear the new track?  Then log on to piercetheveil.net right now and check out the band's animated video clip that premieres "Texas is Forever."

"'Texas is Forever' is a fast song, the fastest song we've ever done," said PTV's bass player Jaime Preciado. "It goes back to our roots and is going to be a fun song to play live."  Added vocalist Vic Fuentes, ""It's purely a self-indulgent song for us because it's really fast and that's what we grew up listening to. Lyrically, it closes the book on a relationship that I've been singing about over the last three albums."

Misadventures is the follow up to the band's breakthrough album, 2012's Collide With The Sky that has sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide.  The band - Vic Fuentes/vocals, guitar, Tony Perry/guitar, Jaime Preciado/bass, and Mike Fientes/drums - recorded Misadventures on and off between Summer 2014 and Summer 2015, working again with producer Dan Korneff who co-produced Collide.  On Misadventures, PTV spins together eleven sonic stories driven by a high-energy hard rock soundtrack.
FIRST NEW TRACK, "TEXAS IS FOREVER," AVAILABLE AS INSTANT-GRAT DOWNLOAD

 Once Upon A Dead Man Release New Video.

Once Upon A Dead Man.Thursday 24th March 2016
'Once Upon a Dead Man' is the sound of three well known brothers and an old friend making a foray into new territory together.

It's an excursion that's been some time in the planning; brothers Edd, Charlie and Will Simpson had long talked about collaborating, but their respective careers (in Brigade, Busted, Fightstar, More Dangerous Animal and Union Sound Set) meant it was a few years before the project came to fruition.

Along with long-time friend and collaborator Simon Britcliffe, the Simpson brothers will release 'Concepts and Phenomena' on 1st April 2016. The EP is a deft blend of beautifully constructed vocal harmonies and washes of electronica. The band consciously stepped outside the traditional label structure to record the EP in their own time, with no predetermined musical direction, no defined roles within the band, and no commercial objective.  

Converging on Suffolk's Old Jet studios with co-producer Jesse Quin, each member found themselves using more sequencing and synths than ever before during a series of relaxed sessions. The resulting recordings are the perfect product of a group of musicians who've known each other for decades, balancing bouncing beats and glacial soundscapes with plenty of fraternal warmth.

OUADM are Inspired by artists such as Jimmy LaValle and Mark Kozelek, The National, American Analog Set and the Postal Service, amongst many others.

Rush Video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFVwMmdM62w;

http://www.onceuponadeadman.com/

 Asking Alexandria Tease New Album.

Asking Alexandria.Thursday 24th March 2016
British Metalcore sensations ASKING ALEXANDRIA will release their new album 'The Black' tomorrow, March 25th via Sumerian Records.

Check out the album teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfw_yjjCrqU&feature=youtu.be;

The band have also revealed an 'In The Studio' video delivering an exclusive insight into the recording process of the forthcoming album.  Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c32YrKu7sBQ

Asking Alexandria also recently announced two intimate shows ahead of their scheduled appearances at READING & LEEDS festivals this summer. The band will give die hard fans the chance to see them up close and personal at two shows in Southampton and London on 15th and 16th August. 

The band’s latest single, ‘The Black’, is currently on the BBC Radio One INMWT playlist. Check out the video – which has racked up a staggering 8 MILLION views already – here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1RKaRgVFKk 

The band also released a video for a new song, ‘Let It Sleep’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7appuMrrn7U

Pre-orders are available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ART7UNI and
http://askingalexandria.tmstor.es/

ASKING ALEXANDRIA LIVE IN THE UK IN AUGUST

15th August         Southampton      Engine Rooms
16th August         London               Koko
26th August         Reading Festival Reading
27th August         Leeds Festival     Leeds

 The Irno Maidens Unleash 'Wicker Man' Cover.

The Iron Maidens.Thursday 24th March 2016
The world’s only all-female Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens will play their debut one-off London show at the O2 Islington Academy on 14th April.  Booking details are

here
Tickets for the Shepherd’s Bush Empire show (which is still closed due to extended roof structure work), are valid for the O2 Islington Academy show.
See the girls talk tour here  https://youtu.be/J0Ozqf72Jig

You can see new footage of the girls performing The Wicker Man here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8jaFv2QLiw

>Excited front-woman Kirsten Chickinson said: For years people have been asking when we're coming to the U.K. so it feels almost surreal that it's finally happening. To play London--the city where Iron Maiden actually began in 1975--is thrilling and also daunting; I expect the "home" fans to be the most discerning but we are definitely up for the challenge! To see where it all began, this is hallowed ground.

Formed in 2001 in Southern California, the Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of the most notorious tribute act in the US, progressively expanding their fame far and beyond the Americas. These five women have conquered the attention of fans and fellow musicians with their musical prowess and electrifying live shows, where they perform hits and fan   favourites from all phases of Iron Maiden’s career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds, ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The line-up is Linda ‘Nikki McBURRain’ McDonald on drums, Nikki ‘Davina Murray’ Stringfield and Courtney ‘Adriana Smith’ Cox on guitars, Kirsten ‘Bruce Chickinson’ Rosenberg on vocals and Wanda ‘Steph Harris’ Ortiz on bass.
While Iron Maiden’s latest album hits the stores, the Iron Maidens celebrate the recent release of their first full-length studio album, the first studio tribute CD to a band ever recorded entirely by one artist; the cover artwork featuring a female monster was designed by none other than Eddie’s creator Derek Riggs.
Despite being undoubtedly five rocking hot ladies, the Iron Maidens are not just pretty faces: in their career they have been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik from Testament, Lemmy,  Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Anthrax’  Scott Ian and Judas Priest’s Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish and Nevermore amongst others. They’ve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Drum magazine.
The Iron Maidens will bring their show to the UK for the very first time on Thursday 14th April 2016, with a one-off date at 02 Academy Islington. Courtney and Linda have played in London before with different bands - Linda even at the same venue! - while it’s the first encounter with the British crowd for Wanda and Nikki.  Give them a warm welcome, hang around and make sure you get Nikki a drink: the show is on her birthday and  she’s looking  forward to  celebrating London style!
Tickets are available from:
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/YDH1404?brand=o2academyislington&camefrom=AMG_ISLINGTON_imdns
General admission £20 + booking fees. Support Forever Never, doors open at 7pm, curfew at 11pm.  O2 Academy Islington, Angel Central, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS
Up the Irons!

 Testament Announce Handfull Of UK Shows.

Testament.Thursday 24th March 2016
Testament are thrilled to announce that they will be returning to our UK soil in June to play an extra two UK show dates in Oxford and London, as part of a four date long UK run. This run will take the thrash icons to Oxford, Leamington Spa and Southampton – culminating in a special Thrash’n’Bowl show at the Brooklyn Bowl, London. There will be special VIP/bowling with the band tickets available for this event!

Esteemed frontman Chuck Billy said regarding their UK return:
Testament are excited to be playing some club dates in England. It’s been a while since we have played some intimate shows there and we can’t wait.
Be ready for a great night of thrash metal!”


Testament have been working hard in the studio over the past year on the follow up to 2012’s ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’.
Their new record is due for release this summer via Nuclear Blast, stay tuned for more details…

You can see Testament live at the following UK shows:
(inc. ticket links)
19th June – Oxford, O2 Academy
21st June - Leamington Spa, The Assembly
22nd June – Southampton, Engine Rooms
23rd June – London, Thrash’n’Bowl @ Brooklyn Bowl

There will be 96 VIP/bowling with the band tickets tickets available for the Thrash’n’Bowl event at Brooklyn Bowl.
Testament were one of the first thrash metal band to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980's, originally formed as 'Legacy' in 1983 by founding members Eric Peterson (rhythm guitar), Derrick Ramirez (guitar) and Louie Clemente (drums), the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza and Greg Christian (bass). Ramirez was later replaced by renowned player Alex Skolnick (lead guitar). Souza soon departed to join Exodus and suggested that the imposing Chuck Billy take over as frontman. The band became known as 'Testament' 3 years later while recording their debut album in Ithaca, New York. The Legacywas a brutal introduction in 1987, putting Testament at the forefront of the flourishing thrash metal scene.

Following ‘Live At Eindhoven’, an EP recorded at Holland's Dynamo Festival, The New Order’ (1988) was very well received, producing one of the band's most memorable classics ‘Disciples Of The Watch’. Next came the highly successful ‘Practice What You Preach’ (1989), then the release of ‘Souls Of Black’ (1990) coinciding with the famed European 'Clash Of The Titans' tour with Slayer, Megadeth and Suicidal Tendencies - which helped cement their place in thrash royalty.

Testament signed with Nuclear Blast in 2007 and have since released two critically acclaimed studio albums; ‘The Formation of Damnation’ (2008) and ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ (2012).

 Marduk For UK Tour.

Marduk.Thursday 24th March 2016
MARDUK will return to European soil in April and May 2015 for a headline tour, joining forces with Immolation, Origin and Bio-Cancer, to promote their latest album 'Frontschwein'. This run includes an appearance at London's Incineration festival in May as well as 3 consecutive shows in Manchester,Glasgow and Bristol right.

Check out the tour trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A6do_4iYNc
  
MARDUK live:
Headline tour (with Immolation / Origin / Bio Cancer)
27.04. Brasov (RO) – Rockstadt *
28.04. Sofia (BG) – Mixtape 5 *
29.04. Novi Sad (RS) – The Quarter *
30.04. Budapest (HU) – Blue Hell *
01.05. Salzburg (AT) – Salzburg Rockhouse *
03.05. Weinheim (DE) – Cafe Central
04.05. Zwickau (DE) – Seilerstrasse
05.05. Arlon (BE) – L’Entrepot
06.05. Essen (DE) – Turock
07.05. Lille (FR) – Aeronef
08.05. London (UK) – Incineration Festival
09.05. Manchester (UK) – Sound Control
10.05. Glasgow (UK) – G2
11.05. Bristol (UK) – The Fleece

12.05. Arnhem (NL) – Luxorlive
13.05. Rotterdam (NL) – Baroeg
14.05. Amstelveen (NL) – P60
16.05. Pratteln (CH) – Z7
17.05. Brescia (IT) – Circo Colony
18.05. Innsbruck (AT) – Hafen
19.05. Wien (AT) – Szene
20.05. Katowice (PL) – Mega Club
21.05. Warszawa (PL) – Progresja
* with Bio-Cancer only
 
Festival shows in 2016:
23.-26.03. Oslo (NO) – Inferno Festival
02.04. Lichtenfels (DE) – Ragnarok Festival
23.04. Barroselas (PT) – SWR Barroselas Metalfest
17.-19.06. Clisson (FR) – Hellfest
06.07. Fjarabygg (IS) – Eistnaflug Festival
23.07. Ostry Grun (SK) – Gothoom Open Air
04.-06.08. Wacken (DE) – Wacken Open Air

 Hexvessel Unleash New Video.

Hexvessel.Thursday 24th March 2016
Finland’s psychedelic folk rock shooting stars HEXVESSEL are currently on tour across Europe with New Keepers Of The Water Towers, ahead of the UK leg of this tour they've just launched a new video for the track 'When I'm Dead', taken from their highly praised third studio album 'When We Are Death' out now via Century Media Records.

Check out the video here: http://smarturl.it/wheniamdead

Singer Mat McNerney comments on the new video and the tour:

"Nature prevails. We never die, we just change our form. We're billion year old carbon on a journey through space on an ancient rock. As we leave our beloved Finland, heading out into Europe on tour, this video represents our view of the universe and our strong connection to the cycle of life and death. It's an existential question that only the forest can answer. You must go on a journey into space to know this. Where will you be when I am dead?"

On Friday 25th March a new online single of the video track will be released, containing the track 'Shaman You', taken from the limited US edition of the album.

HEXVESSEL’s new album 'When We Are Death' can be purchased at one of the below shops or the record stores / online stores of your choice:
http://smarturl.it/wwadCMDISTRO
http://emp.me/CQk
http://smarturl.it/wwadAMAZON
http://smarturl.it/wwadITUNES
http://smarturl.it/wwadAMAZONMP3

'When We Are Death' is offered in the following formats:

Ltd. Deluxe Mediabook (with 32-page booklet, sturdy slipcase and one exclusive bonus track)
Deluxe LP (gatefold sleeve, 8-page LP booklet, CD plus bonus track)
Digital album

The LP version is available in these vinyl colors:
Black vinyl: unlimited
White vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively offered at CM Distro
Red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, exclusively sold by RED (US distribution)

“When We Are Death” tracklist:
1.     Transparent Eyeball                        (5:27)
2.     Earth Over Us                                (3:26)
3.     Cosmic Truth                                 (4:33)
4.     When I'm Dead                              (4:37)
5.     Mirror Boy                                     (4:17)
6.     Drugged Up On The Universe         (3:42)
7.     Teeth Of The Mountain                   (4:01)
8.     Green Gold                                    (3:31)
9.     Mushroom Spirit Doors                  (5:33)
10.  Hunter's Prayer                              (4:38)
11.  Last Lovers In Hell                          (3:44) *
 
* bonus track on the Mediabook version and the CD included in the LP
 
Click on the links in the above tracklist to watch the static video for 'Earth Over Us' and the video clip for 'Cosmic Truth'.

 Black Foxxes Release New Single.

Black Foxxes.Thursday 24th March 2016
The first track to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album due out later this year. Black Foxxes have already toured with Lower Than Atlantis, Mooseblood, as well as a heart-stopping performance at Reading & Leeds Festival. They will shortly be supporting Nothing But Thieves on their UK tour.

Their initial self-released EP gained many plaudits including spins at Radio 1 from Jen & Ally, Daniel P Carter, and Phil Taggart. The sound is raw, emotional and delivered with an infectious passion that makes this band stand out in a sea of beige, with a nod to Brand New, Jeff Buckley, early Radiohead & Neil Young’s Crazy Horse.

In the spring of 2015 the band signed to Search & Destroy Records / UMG. They have completed recording of the debut album between London and their native Devon. It will be a highlight of 2016. 

HUSK VIDEO DIRECTED BY DANIEL BROADLEY- http://www.vevo.com/watch/GBUV71600298

LIVE DATES

Mar 31st – London – O2 Kentish Town Forum (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 1st – Birmingham – O2 Institute (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 9th – Bristol – Trinity Arts Centre (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 11th – Sheffield – The Leadmill (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 12th – Newcastle – Riverside (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 14th – Manchester – O2 Ritz (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 20th – Norwich – UEA (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 21st – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms (w/Nothing But Thieves)

Apr 28th – London – Old Blue Last (Headline Show)

May 3rd – Newcastle – Think Tank? (w/Milk Teeth)
May 4th – Manchester – Sound control (w/Milk Teeth)
May 5th – Nottingham – Bodega (w/Milk Teeth)
May 6th – Tunbridge Wells – Forum (w/Milk Teeth)
May 7th – Birmingham – Rainbow (w/Milk Teeth)
May 9th – Bristol – Louisiana (w/Milk Teeth)
May 10th – Exeter – Cavern (w/Milk Teeth)
May 11th – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (w/Milk Teeth)
May 12th  - London – Barfly (w/Milk Teeth)
May 14th – Southampton – Joiners (w/Milk Teeth)

May 21st – Brighton – The Great Escape Festival
June 4th – London – Camden Rocks Festival
June 12th – Donnington – Download Festival
Jul 8th – Cheltenham – 2000 Trees Festival

 Landscapes Announce UK And Europe Tour.

Landscapes.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Landscapes have announced that they will be doing a headline tour this May across the UK and Europe with Capsize and Giants. 'Modern Earth' Landscapes follow up to 2013's 'Life's Gone Wrong', is released 8th April via Pure Noise Records.

Landscapes tour dates w/ Capsize and Giants:


04.05.16 Den Eglantier Antwerp Belgium
05.05.16 Underground Köln Germany
06.05.16 Beat Club Dessau Germany
07.05.16 Overdrive Festival Kapfenberg Austria
08.05.16 Das Bach Wien Austria
09.05.16 Casiopeia Berlin Germany
10.05.16 Pod Minoga Poznan Poland
11.05.16 Alter Stattbahnhof Schweinfurt Germany
12.05.16 Juha West Stuttgart Germany
13.05.16 Longlive Rockfest Lyon France
15.05.16 Volt Sittard Netherlands
16.05.16 Baroeg Rotterdam Netherlands
17.05.16 Fuel Club Cardiff UK
18.05.16 Rainbow Birmingham UK
19.05.16 Star and Garter Manchester UK
20.05.16 Boston Music Rooms London UK

Tickets for the UK will be on sale Friday here

'Morden Earth,' which sees the band evolving their sound whilst maintaining their punk rock ethos was engineered at The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA by Sam Pura (Basement, The Story So Far) and mixed by Neil Kennedy at the Ranch Production House in Southampton and Mastered by Alan Douches.

"If Life Gone Wrong's concept was about being in that moment as it all falls around you, Modern Earth is a continuation of that story, an expansion explaining the disease of the mind, sculpting, adjusting and accepting those circumstances as it suffocates you powerless." says lead vocalist, Shaun Milton. He continues "Recording in California was a very different experience as to what we were used to but we learned a lot from our time out there and with our musical influence broadened, we can't wait to convey that in front of an audience soon!"
Watch the video for new song 'Neighbourhood' by clicking below:

MODERN EARTH tracklisting:
1. Mouths Of Decadence 
2. Observer 
3. Death After Life 
4. Embrace 
5. Remorser 
6. Neighbourhood 
7. Escapism
8. Aurora 
9. Radiance 
10. Transient 
11.  Heaven Ascended

'In a world prone to war, segregation, disease, recession, depression, imagine leaving this planet for a promised land beyond our dreams... a fracture of hope in the existence of today... only to find that your experience on this new world is no different from your own and you are trapped in the bubble of time and space, a paradox of the modern earth as we know it... As we fall into the abyss of a future that seems written out for us, your vision begins to shake... and I begin to scream. Welcome to Hell.'

 Eliza And The Bear To Release Debut Album.

Eliza And The Bear.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Eliza and the Bear have returned with yet another glowing anthem, 'Friends', the latest single to be lifted from their eponymously-titled debut album, released April 8th on Capitol Records. The track follows previous Radio 1 play-listed singles 'Lion's Heart', which 'led to roaring singalongs at festivals' (The Telegraph) and 'It Gets Cold' (The Independent "hard to get away from its magnetic groove").

The track tells an uplifting story about the importance of friends and family, combined with gleaming guitars and stadium-sized optimism. 'Friends' is the perfect example of how the Essex quintet create life-affirming songs.

Other stand out tracks include beautifully broody, strings accompanied 'I'm On Your Side', fan favourite 'Brother's Boat' and 'Make It On My Own' (Evening Standard: 'Its mighty thud puts it alongside big-selling Americans such as AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons")

During the making of the album, the band decamped to Nashville to work with three times Grammy Award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of LeonOf Monsters and Men, James Bay).

"We wanted to get out of London, get away from distractions and concentrate on making the songs as good as they could be,"says frontman James Kellegher, "Jacquire brought in a string quartet, a gospel choir and a couple of brilliant brass players."

Having previously supported the likes of ParamoreImagine Dragons and AWOLNATION, last year they completed a string of support dates with Twin Atlantic including a 10,000 capacity sold out show at Glasgow's SSE Hydro, Brixton Academy and Manchester Albert Hall as well as their own headline date at a packed out London KOKO. The band have now announced a pre-album launch show at the Islington Assembly Hall on April 7th and shows in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow too. 
 
Album Tracklist
1. Friends
2. Where Have You Been
3. Make It On My Own
4. Lion's Heart
5. Cruel
6. Light It Up
7. It Gets Cold
8. Oxygen
9. Upon The North
10. Brother's Boat
11. I'm On Your Side
Deluxe edition
12. Thief
13. I Hope You Know 
14. Natives
15. Talk

Tour Dates
07/04 - London - Islington Assembly Hall
13/04 - Birmingham - Institute Library
14/04 - Bristol - Thekla
15/04 - Manchester - Academy 3
16/04 - Glasgow - Garage  

 Boy Jumps ship To Tour With Patent Pending.

Boy Jumps Ship.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
British four-piece BOY JUMPS SHIP have debuted the video for ‘Lost & Found’. The track is the second single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming first full-length ‘Wake Up’, which is due for release via AMAZING RECORD CO on April 22nd.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAT8cLqItB4

"Our second single ‘Lost & Found’ is one of my favourite songs from the album and has been working great live. We nicknamed it 'Party Song' before it was given a name as it just makes you want to dance and jump up and down" – Si Todd

"We are really excited about the video for our new single Lost & Found. We went down to Manchester to shoot it, the location was really cool and had a real gritty feel to it, we love that. The song is really energetic and we felt it was really important that the video captured that energy and the spirit of the song overall, it certainly does that and we can't wait for people to see it." - Gav Gates

Hailing from the North-East of England, BOY JUMPS SHIP have gained a reputation for their energetic, passionate and exuberant live performances up and down the country and around Europe. Touring with the likes of Only Rivals, Young Guns, Arcane Roots and We Are The Ocean to name a few, as well as the UK leg of the 2015 VANS WARPED TOUR, audiences found themselves instantly connecting with their unavoidably addictive, massive melodic choruses and heavy-hitting riffs.

‘Wake Up’ is released via AMAZING RECORD CO on 22nd April and is available for pre-order here: https://BoyJumpsShip.lnk.to/WakeUp

BOY JUMPS SHIP (supporting PATENT PENDING)
Mon 4th April        Brighton              The Haunt
Tues 5th April       Bristol                 Marble Factory
Wed 6th April       Norwich               Waterfront Studio
Thurs 7th April      Sheffield              Corporation
Fri 8th April           Liverpool             O2 Academy
Sat 9th April         Newcastle           O2 Academy 2
Sun 10th April      Glasgow              Classic Grand
Tues 12th April     Nottingham          Rescue Rooms
Wed 13th April     Leeds                   Key Club
Thurs 14th April    Birmingham         O2 Academy 2
Friday 15th April   York                    The Duchess
Sat 16th April       Manchester          Club Academy
Sun 17th April      Milton Keynes     Craufurd Arms
Mon 18th April      London               The Garage
Tues 19th April     Southampton      Joiners

BOY JUMPS SHIP Headline Dates
Sun 1st May         York                    Fibbers    
Mon 2nd May        Liverpool             Arts Club  
Tues 3rd May       Glasgow              Stereo   
Wed 4th May        Manchester         Gullivers  
Thurs 5th May      Birmingham         Academy 3  
Sat 7th May         Tunbridge Wells    Forum  
Sun 8th May         St. Albans           Horn   
Mon 9th May        Southampton      Joiners  
Tues 10th May     London               Barfly   

The band will also play a one-off special launch gig in their home town on 23rd April at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2. Tickets for all headline shows are available as a discounted bundle with

 Years And Years To Embark On Huge UK Tour.

Years And Years.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Just as they kick off their long-sold-out UK headline tour, Years & Years now announce a brand new set of tour dates for the Spring of 2016, which will see them headline arenas across the country, culminating with a show at Wembley Arena on the 8th April.

The fresh dates, following overwhelming demand, mark yet another highlight in what has been a momentous year for Years & Years. The release of their debut album Communion, and its subsequent topping of the UK charts, proved to be a watershed moment this year for British music and global pop at large. It's now sold over 650,000 copies worldwide and has taken up permanent residence in the UK top 20 – making it the fastest selling debut in 2015 from a UK signed band.

The three-piece, led by frontman Olly Alexander, have made their name this year one of the hottest tickets going. Today sees them embark on a headline tour of the UK – tickets for which sold out long ago – including two shows at Brixton Academy. This years' Glastonbury festival saw them play one of the most packed out shows the John Peel stage has ever seen and the other side of the pond they have recently completed a sold out tour playing their biggest North American venues to date. 

Years & Years tour dates:

2016 
28/03                        Ironworks, Inverness
29/03                         Academy, Glasgow
30/03                         Academy, Glasgow
01/04                         Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
02/04                         Apollo, Manchester
04/04                         BIC, Bournemouth
05/04                         Pavillions, Plymouth
06/04                         Oasis, Swindon
08/04                         Wembley Arena, London

 Ed Force One Back Up And Running.

Ed Force One.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Following the major accident in Chile http://ironmaiden.com/news/article/ed-force-one-damaged on the morning of Saturday March 12, we are delighted to announce that a fully repaired Ed Force One will take off tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday March 22, from Santiago Airport to rejoin the tour at Brasília Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport. Following the show at Nilsen Nelson Arena, the plane will be loaded up once again on Wednesday with over 20 tons of equipment and our tour personnel to fly to Fortaleza for the concert on Thursday and on from there to Sao Paulo then New York and onwards round the World on The Book of Souls World Tour which visits 36 countries in the five month period.

The accident required the replacing of both of the Boeing 747's port side jet engines, a tough proposition at the best of times but not made any easier by the fact of the distances involved in getting such huge components, parts, tools and technical crew to Chile as quickly as possible to get Ed Force One back in the air. The engines alone weigh 5000kg each, and cost around four million dollars each.

Ed Force One is leased from Air Atlanta who went into immediate action following the incident, with technical assistance from Boeing. An emergency meeting on the Sunday was called to create a comprehensive detailed plan for this complex operation – locating suitable engines, thrust reversers, cowlings and parts, working out necessary tooling and technical team, logistics of ground and freight transport and tech team travel and a myriad of other detail. All from scratch. The next couple of days were spent putting these plans meticulously into place.
 
The result was that on Thursday last, March 17, a Cargolux chartered 747 freighter left Luxembourg carrying two huge replacement jet engines, trucked there from Hannover, Germany. The Charter stopped over at Stansted Airport, Essex, UK to collect two more consignments. Cowlings and thrust reversers were trucked there in huge boxes from Kemble, UK, along with tooling and consumables flown in specially from Jeddah to Heathrow and hauled to Stansted.

The chartered 747 then completed the 12,000km (7410 miles) flight to Santiago, arriving at 9am Friday morning. The technicians were flown there from Iceland and from Atlanta Air's base in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, six in total, to join with EF1's own two onboard techs, Bjorn Bjarnason and Sigurbjarni (Barney) Thormundsson, and Jeremy Smith of Rock-It Cargo Ltd, who is on tour with us supervising the freight and customs aspects.

The engines were cleared by Chilean Customs Friday lunchtime and they were transferred to the LAN Chile maintenance area of the airport arriving just before 2pm. Working in shifts 24 hours a day the techs were then able to start removing Engine number 1 and then on Saturday Engine number 2.  Using hoists and cranes the damaged engines had to be detached then lowered into a cradle in order to swap with the new replacement engines. The replacement engines were then lifted up and into a place.  Once the support pylons had been inspected and x-rayed and damage assessed, both of which passed with flying colours, then the new engines were attached with, as one of the techs said, a "million" wires. Both were finally in place and attached by Sunday lunchtime and then the thrust reversers fitted overnight, almost as complex an operation as fitting the actual engines due to being right under the wing. Final piece of the jigsaw was for the Eddie decals to be fitted and then both engines tested by running to full power.

Comments Bruce Dickinson, Maiden vocalist and pilot of Ed Force One: "The speed and thoroughness of this incredibly complex operation was stunning and we are so very pleased to get our plane back! We would like to thank Air Atlanta and their terrific rescue team for a fantastic effort in achieving this in the time they did, and to Boeing, LAN Chile. ACS and Rock-It Cargo for all their invaluable support.  We are sorry though for our fans in Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Rio and Belo Horizonte who missed out seeing the plane, but we hope they enjoyed the concerts as much as we did.
 
We should also thank our Killer Krew who found themselves at lunchtime on the Saturday of the accident with over 20 tons of equipment at the airport in Santiago and over 60 people all to get to Cordoba for early the next day to set up the huge show we are carrying. The distance is "only" 1000km, but with a small matter of the Andes in between! They did it , by the skin of the teeth, and all went very well for the show in Cordoba and the other cities EF1 just missed. It's quite a feat of logistics to  find and put into action at such short notice all the transport, replacement air-charters, schedule flights etcetera to enable us to play those next four shows on time without EF1, our transport for everything. Great effort, team, many thanks from all of us. And to our promoter MOVE and ACS for all their assistance and time with this too"

 Camden Rocks Add More Bands.

Camden Rocks.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Saturday June 4th will see the highly-anticipated return of the Camden Rocks Festival. Back for its fifth year and set to host over two-hundred high-energy bands performing in multiple venues on the hallowed rock n'roll streets of Camden Town.
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Announced today, Glasgow's YASHIN join the bill following the release of their long-awaited third album earlier this year, alongside punk-rock legends Penetration, Sonic Boom Six, and Alcopop! Records' indie rock-force, Johnny Foreigner.

Further bands confirmed today to join the line-up also include: The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Symmetry, Sky Valley Mistress, Grumble Bee, JOANovARC, Blurred Vision, Desperate Measures, The Fallen State, Duchess and Emily Lee.

Bands already confirmed to play include: Carl Barat & The Jackals, Glen Matlock, Young Guns, We Are The Ocean, InMe, Ginger Wildheart, Billy Bragg, Norma Jean, Evil Scarecrow, New Years Day, SikTh, Creeper, The Godfathers, The Virginmarys, The Qemists, Warrior Soul, Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind, Queen Kwong, Gun, Zoax, The Hell, Youth Club, VUKOVI, Goldray, Reigning Days, Wearing Scars, AvaGrace, Francobollo, The Hyena Kill, The Pearl Harts, Anita Chellamah Band (The Cherry Bombz ), JPNSGRLS, Faers, S.E.X, Staring Out The Sun, Shea, Alive With Eyes, Forever Never, As Lions, CC Smugglers, Tellison, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, The Dirty Youth, Shvpes, Black Foxxes, Freeze The Atlantic, Asylums, The Main Grains, Lounge Kittens, The Carnabys, Press To Meco, Continents, Shields, Fathoms, Blood Youth, Scholars, Ashestoangels, Dorje, Cold In Berlin, Samoans, Bare Knuckle Parade, Nibbinz, The Dirty Thrills, Create To Inspire, Witterquick, The Tuts, Lock, Moses, Counting Days, The Ghost Riders In The Sky, Roxanne De Bastion, The Derellas, Black Casino & The Ghost, The RPMs, Hands Off Gretel, Bad Sign, Thunder On The Left, Role Models, Mercutio, Critics, Chinese Missy, False-Heads, The King's Parade, Louise Distras, Leisure Tank, Suzie Stapleton, Hoodoo Daze, Falling Knives and Matty James.

Every year prior has sold-out and 2016 looks set to be no different!

£35 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees.

www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Over 200 bands for £35 playing in over twenty different venues.

 Moonsorrow Launch New Video.

Moon Sorrow.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Finnish pagan metal act MOONSORROW have launched an epic video for their brand-new track 'Suden Tunti' (The Hour Of The Wolf), which is taken off their upcoming new album 'Jumalten Aika'. 
 
"This is the shortest song we've done in more than ten years!” comments Ville Sorvali. “It has all the elements that make it a Moonsorrow track but it's still something we hadn't done before. This is the dark side of folk metal - the epic battle of Fenris and Odin from a new perspective."
 
“This is the day we never thought would come. We never thought we would release an official Moonsorrow music video,” adds Mitja Harvilahti. “Writing music without compromises is hard enough. Making a video that catches the same spirit without compromises and awkward moments that takes away the credibility is even harder! We had a thought for some time that only an animated video with enough artistic flavour would work. Since Suden Tunti is somewhat based on actual myths it was possible to create the world where the script takes place!”
 
You can watch the video for 'Suden Tunti' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btI0AiJAC70&feature=youtu.be
 
MOONSORROW’s seventh studio album 'Jumalten Aika' - which means 'The Age Of Gods' in English – will be released on April 1st, 2016 via Century Media Records. The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of GRAVE's 'Soulless' and ROTTING CHRIST's 'Non Serviam'.
 
'Jumalten Aika' is available for pre-order at CMDistro and EMP and will be available in the following physical formats:
 
-       Ltd. 2CD Mediabook & Patch - European edition
-       Ltd. 2CD Digipak & Patch - US edition
-       Gatefold black 2LP+CD
-       Gatefold white 2LP+CD - CMDistro.de (EU exclusive), limited to 100 copies, SOLD OUT
-       Gatefold transparent green 2LP+CD - Nuclearblast.de exclusive, limited to 200 copies
-       Gatefold clear 2LP+CD - distributed via RED in the US, limited to 400 copies
-       Gatefold silver 2LP+CD - CMDistro.com (US webshop exclusive), limited to 200 copies
-       Jewelcase CD
 
The digital version of “Jumalten Aika” can be pre-ordered at one of the following outlets:
iTunes
AmazonMP3
 
A video teaser for the album can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28AmFPVLhu4&feature=youtu.be
 
Or check out MOONSORROW’s cover of 'Non Serviam' (ROTTING CHRIST), which is one of the Mediabook bonus tracks: https://youtu.be/kdy3Mlljsy8
 
To present 'Jumalten Aika' live, MOONSORROW will embark on a co-headlining tour in April with fellow countrymen KORPIKLAANI. Both bands will perform extended long sets. Prior to that, there will also be an official MOONSORROW album release show at Virgin Oil in Helsinki on April 1st, 2016. See below for all tour dates and confirmed festivals!
 
 
MOONSORROW live:
 
MOONSORROW "Jumalten Aika" official album release show:
01.04.16 - Virgin Oil, Helsinki, FI
 
MOONSORROW & KORPIKLAANI
08.04.16 - Durbuy Rock Festival, Bomal-sur-Ourthe, BE
09.04.16 - Les Tanzmatten, Selestat, FR
10.04.16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL*
11.04.16 - Le Trabendo, Paris, FR
12.04.16 - Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, FR
13.04.16 - Arena , Madrid, ES
14.04.16 - Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, ES
15.04.16 - CC John Lennon, Limoges, FR
16.04.16 - Carène, Brest, FR
17.04.16 - Antipode, Rennes, FR
18.04.16 - CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon, FR
19.04.16 - Les Trinitaires, Metz, FR
20.04.16 - O2 Islington Academy , London, UK
21.04.16 - Club Academy, Manchester, UK
22.04.16 - The Button Factory, Dublin, IRE
23.04.16 - The Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
24.04.16 - The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK

25.04.16 - Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds, UK
26.04.16 - Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
27.04.16 - The Fleece, Bristol, UK
28.04.16 - The 1865, Southampton, UK

29.04.16 - Matrix, Bochum, DE
*with Heidevolk
 
MOONSORROW @ festivals 2016:
26.03 Inferno Festival, NO
07.05 Dark Troll Fest, DE
17.06 Tampere Metal Meeting, FI
18.06 Hellfest, FR
19.06 Graspop, BE
09.07 Jalometalli Festival, FI
17.07 Ilosaarirock, FI
23.07 Ragnard Rock, FR
06.08 Porispere Festival, FI
12.08 Rockstadt Extreme, RO
19.08 Summer Breeze, DE

 Patent Pending To Embark On Spring Break UK Tour.

Patent Pending.Monday 21st March 2016
New York’s resident mad-men PATENT PENDING have just launched a video for new single 'Six Feet'.
The track is taken from their latest album 'Riot Hearts Rebellion' which is out now on Rude Records.

Check out the video for 'Six Feet' here - http://smarturl.it/SixFeetOfficialVideo

Singer Joe Ragosta comments on the video: “This video holds a lot of meaning for me. I’d been having a terrible year. I spent two full months just wasting away being miserable. I was depressed and just down on myself and I was letting the negative side of everything win. I found myself questioning why I even bother making music and for the first time in my entire life I was starting to peak over to the other side of the fence to see what “the real world” might have for me. Diving deeper into this song and making this music video reminded me why I love making music and why I started this band in the first place. It helped me realize that I was living my whole life on auto-pilot. I was playing everything safe because I was too scared to commit 100% to the music I want to make and to becoming the person that I want to be. The band has been so supportive through all of this personal struggle that I’ve been dealing with and I owe them big time for that. Sometimes you just need to be reminded that this music, these videos and these shows are what keeps us together, what keeps us moving forward, and what makes us who we are. This video is the story of the greatest battle that anyone chasing a dream has to fight. The battle against their own self-doubt."
 
 
Patent Pending are  touring the UK with in April with support from Boy Jumps Ship. 

See the full list of UK dates below!

Mon 4th April            Brighton                     The Haunt
Tues 5th April           Bristol                         Marble Factory
Wed 6th April            Norwich                      Waterfront Studio
Thurs 7th April         Sheffield                     Corporation
Fri 8th April               Liverpool                    O2 Academy 2
Sat 9th April              Newcastle                  O2 Academy 2
Sun 10th April           Glasgow                      Classic Grand
Tues 12th April         Nottingham                  Rescue Rooms
Wed 13th April         Leeds                           Key Club
Thurs 14th April       Birmingham                 O2 Academy 2
Friday 15th April       York                           The Duchess
Sat 16th April            Manchester                Club Academy
Sun 17th April           Milton Keynes             Craufurd Arms
Mon 18th April          London                       The Garage
Tues 19th April         Southampton              Joiners

 Tremonti To Release Third Studio album 'Dust' In April.

Tremonti.Monday 21st March 2016
After the recent announcement of Tremonti's third album Dust - scheduled for release on April 29th via Fret 12 Records - the band has released a lyric video for the title track and debut single. The lyric video contains imagery from both Cauterize and Dust albums as the backdrop behind the moving lyrics. The video is now live on YouTube and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/9HghPn3v4e4.

"Dust is about how it feels to watch a close friend lose confidence in you," explains Mark Tremonti.

Dust was recorded during same sessions as the band's last release, Cauterize and features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garrett Whitlock on drums. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/dustdigital. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive an instant download of the single "Dust." On March 25th, April 8th and April 22nd, another song will become available for fans that have pre-ordered the album. Several exclusive fan bundle pre-orders are now available at https://fret12.com/store/tremonti-dust. These bundles include autographed CD's, t-shirts, hoodies, and other exciting experiences for the Tremonti fan. Long-time friend and collaborator, Michael "Elvis" Baskette,produced Dust.

>From the first riffs of album opener "My Last Mistake" to the final notes of the closer "Unable To See," it is apparent that Dust is not a collection of B-sides or leftover material. These ten new tracks continue to showcase Mark's hard rock/heavy metal influences alongside the material from Cauterize. Songs like "Once Dead," "Betray Me" and "Rising Storm" are their own weapons in Tremonti's musical arsenal.

The track listing for Dust is:                                                                              

1)       My Last Mistake
2)       The Cage
3)       Once Dead
4)       Dust
5)       Betray Me
6)       Tore My Heart Out
7)       Catching Fire
8)       Never Wrong
9)       Rising Storm
10)   Unable To See

Tremonti will be heading to Europe later this Spring in support of Dust. The band will be making stops at some of the largest festivals in the world including Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Download Festival. Aside from festivals, the band has several headline dates confirmed - including stops in Glasgow and Belfast - as well as a few shows opening for metal legends, Iron Maiden.

Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in the critically acclaimed Alter Bridge and in the multi-platinum rock juggernaut Creed. Having sold over 40 million records worldwide, this is the man behind massive hits like "My Own Prison", "Higher", "Isolation" and "Addicted To Pain."  His sound is recognizable and has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him "Guitarist of the Year" three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the "fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever" in Total Guitar.

 Status Quo Announce Final Electric Tour.

Status Quo.Monday 21st March 2016
In February 2016, Status Quo announced that this year would see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; "The Last Night Of The Electrics" tour will begin in October with a high profile stint across Europe, visiting the UK for a spectacular send-off in December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off. 
 
Francis Rossi said,
"We've talked about it for some time and have decided that it's time for us to hang up the electrics. It's getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. It's 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision. It doesn't mean we won't do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we're agreed that the moment has come. There's more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won't tour the electric set ever again". 

Rick Parfitt added,
"We always thought we'd see a red light when it was time to stop. The show hurts now, physically. It's hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it's not really a Quo show. So we don't feel we should continue. This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set, life won't be the same for us – or many of the fans – but we can't go on at this pace any more".

DECEMBER 2016 
8th Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
9th Bournemouth International Centre *
11th London The O2 
13th Brighton Centre *
14th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 
16th Birmingham Barclaycard Arena 
17th Leeds First Direct Arena 
19th Manchester Arena 
20th Glasgow The SSE Hydro 
22nd Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 
23rd Liverpool Echo Arena 
*All shows are fully seated except Bournemouth & Brighton

Tickets will be on sale from 9am Thursday, 24th March via aeglive.co.uk priced from £55/£46.

 Less Than Jake Release Live from London Astoria Album.

LEss Than Jake.Sunday 20th March 2016
Gainesville, Florida natives LESS THAN JAKE are announcing today the pre-orders for their new live album ‘Live From Astoria’, set for an April 29th release via Rude Records and Saint November Records (for the UK vinyl).

The announcement comes together with the first music being released out of the legendary Astoria set: "Look What Happened" and "Suburban Myth", available for streaming and both as instant-grat tracks for each album pre-order.

Rude Records is at the same time revealing the full tracklist, visible below!
‘Live From Astoria’ is available for pre-order in physical and digital stores, and also on vinyl!

TRACKLIST:
1. My Very Own Flag
2. Ask the Magic 8 Ball
3. Kehoe
4. Sugar in Your Gas Tank
5. Magnetic North
6. Just Like Frank
7. Help Save the Youth of America
8. Nervous in the Alley
9. Look What Happened [pre-order instant grat]
10. How's My Driving Doug Hastings
11. Happy Man
12. 9th at Pine
13. Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts
14. Never Going Back to New Jersey
15. Pete Jackson's Getting Married
16. All My Best Friends Are Metalheads
17. Anchor
18. Suburban Myth [pre-order instant grat]
19. Automatic
20. Gainesville Rock City (Encore)
21. Last One out of Liberty City (Encore)

The ‘Live From Astoria’ release date will coincide with LESS THAN JAKE’s GROEZROCK appearance, recently announced together with four shows in the UK and one in France.

Catch them at the following shows!

APRIL
29th   Groezrock, Meerhout, Belgium (http://www.groezrock.be/tickets)
30th   Le 106, Rouen, France (https://www.yuticket.com
MAY
02nd   Hippodrome, Kingston, UK (http://www.banquetrecords.com/)
03rd   O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK (http://listings.ticketweb.co.uk/lessthanjake)
04th   O2 Academy, Leicester, UK (http://listings.ticketweb.co.uk/lessthanjake)
05th   O2 Academy, Oxford

 Devildriver Unleash New Song.

Devildriver.Sunday 20th March 2016
California's groove metal juggernauts, DevilDriver, have premiered their savage new single, "Daybreak," today a Loudwire.com. The song is the first released track from the band's upcoming, 7th studio album, Trust No One, that's due out on May 13th from Napalm Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at http://www.devildriver.com/.  

Stream "Daybreak" now, exclusively at Loudwire.com

"This song is about not fearing the unknown, and never giving up in life no matter what life throws at you, learning to hold your head high through even the darkest of times." - Dez Fafara 

""Daybreak" is the first song that our new guitarist Neal (Tiemann) brought to the table early in the writing process. He had a great deal of tunes to show me when he first joined the band. After listening to all of them, "Daybreak" was the first one that I felt deserved a place on the record." - Mike Spreitzer 

DevilDriver will kick off their Trust No One world tour in April, which will include dates with Hatebreed, The Devil You Know and Act of Defiance and performances at Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest. General tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at http://www.devildriver.com/.

Trust No One Tracklist:

  1. Testimony of Truth
  2. Bad Deeds
  3. My Night Sky
  4. This Deception
  5. Above It All
  6. Daybreak
  7. Trust No One
  8. Feeling Ungodly
  9. Retribution
  10. For What It's Worth



DevilDriver Tour Dates:

DEVILDRIVER Headline Dates
4/27: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
4/29: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
4/30: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/1: Spokane, WA @ Kinitting Factory
5/3: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
5/5: Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room 
5/6: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/7: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
5/8: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
5/9: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
5/10: Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
5/11: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache

DEVILDRIVER w/ Hatebreed, The Devil You Know and Act of Defiance:
5/13: Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
5/14: Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/15: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre 
5/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
5/19: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/20: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/21: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
5/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/26: New Orleans, LA @ Republic
5/27: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grille 
5/28: Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
5/29: San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
6/1: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
6/2: Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
6/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
6/4: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 
6/5: Montreal, QC @ Corona
6/6: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
6/7: Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls
6/8: Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
6/9: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/10: Providence, RI @ Lupos
6/11: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

DEVILDRIVER Headline Dates
6/13: Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
6/14: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/16: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
6/17: Window Rock, AZ @ Window Tock Sports Center
6/18: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

DEVILDRIVER European Tour Dates:
29.07.16 DE - Saarbrücken / Saarmageddon
30.07.16 DE - Essen / Nord Open Air
02.08.16 DE - Jena / F-Haus
04.08.16 DE - München / Backstage
05.08.16 DE - Porta Westfalica / Festivalkult
06.08.16 DE - Wacken / Wacken Open Air
07.08.16 DE - Köln / RheinRiot
09.08.16 DE - Berlin / BiNuu
12.08.16 AT - Graz / Metal On The Hill Festival
13.08.16 DE - Frankfurt / Zoom
16.08.2016 UK – Cardiff / Tramshed
17.08.2016 UK – Glasgow / O2 ABC
18.08.2016 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute
19.08.2016 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
20.08.2016 UK – London / O2 Forum Kentish Town

 Pierce The Veil Announce New Studio Album.

Pierce The Veil.Sunday 20th March 2016
Pierce the Veil, one of the fastest-rising, most electrifying artists on the music scene today, will release its hotly-anticipated new album, Misadventures, on May 13 (Fearless Records).  Misadventures is the follow up to the band's 2012 breakthrough release, Collide with the Sky, that debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, held the #1 spot on the Rock, Hard Rock, and Modern Rock/Alternative Albums charts, has sold nearly 400,000 copies, and earned the band a Gold single for the track "King for a Day."
Check out the band's video announcement HERE  or by clicking below & pre-order information for Misadventures will be announced shortly.

The first single from Misadventures will be "Texas is Forever," a punk-flavoured song that goes back to the band's roots, and, according to the band, is a song that begs to be played live.  It also happens to be the fastest song they've ever written.  "Texas is Forever" will be released on March 25.
For Misadventures, the band - Vic Fuentes/vocals, guitar, Tony Perry/guitar, Jaime Preciado/bass, and Mike Fuentes/drums - worked again with Dan Korneff who co-produced Collide and recorded at his Long Island studio Sonic Debris on and off between Summer 2014 and Summer 2015.   "It was exciting to do another record with Dan," said Vic.  "We had gotten to know him really well on 'Colllide,' so there wasn't that initial period where you're trying to get to know each other.  We just dove in and started to make music right away." 

Initial plans were for Misadventures to be released earlier, but touring commitments and the band's conscious decision to take their time to make the album the very best it could be, both musically and lyrically, set a different course.  Explained Vic, "We went into this record wanting to top the last one, which we try to do with every record, and we kept setting the bar higher and higher.

Vic's search for inspiration took him to a number of places to write the lyrics - New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, the Southern California mountain resort of Big Bear, Santa Barbara and Seattle.  "I wanted every song to have real meaning, and thought that in spending time in different places, I'd find new inspirations - that's exactly what happened." 

The 11 songs on Misadventures find the band dealing with a variety of topics including self-worth and an individual's ability to shine, the dream of leaving everything behind while you run away with the one you truly love, the challenge of outrunning betrayal, an undefined relationship, and the horror of the 2015 Paris attacks told from a hypothesized point of view. 

The track listing & artwork for Misadventures is as follows:

Dive In
Texas is Forever
The Divine Zero
Floral & Fading
Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed
Circles
Today I Saw the Whole World
Gold Medal Ribbon
Bedless
Sambuka
Song For Isabelle

With Pierce the Veil's penchant for playing live, expect them to support Misadventures with extensive global touring.  The first round of dates will be announced shortly.

 Music For Boobies Out Now.

Music For Boobies.Sunday 20th March 2016
The day has come! ‘Music for Boobies’, a cumulative effort between Rude Records and some of the hottest names in the alternative music scene to support the Keep A Breast Foundation’s mission, to empower youth around the world with breast health education and support, is finally out today.

Everyone can contribute, and it’s simple: order it physically http://smarturl.it/MFBExclusiveCD or digitally http://smarturl.it/MFBDigital, or alternatively stream it at your workplace or at home and you’ll be giving to the cause.
You can ACT NOW. Spread the word, share the compilation on social media or on Spotify and Apple Music, send it to your friends, listen to it loud! Every little effort helps!
 
Remember: 50% of all proceeds (yes: this includes streams as well!) garnered through the sale of the compilation will go to support KAB’s ongoing efforts. Let’s make this massive! You’re just one click away (click below and pump up the volume!).

Playlist Link:
https://open.spotify.com/user/1166939811/playlist/3Zy7gDPeCSVu74eEn3whaz

If you aren’t familiar with what MUSIC FOR BOOBIES is, you can get full details on the release right below!

About MUSIC FOR BOOBIES: Some of the hottest names in the alternative scene have joined forces with KAB and Rude Records, creating the two volumes that make up Music For Boobies, donating a mix of new and unreleased songs: duets, previously-released tracks connected to the KAB cause, as well as new remixed versions of their songs.  
It’s been a long path till today’s release: the announcement came together over 6 months ago with the first 2 instant-grat tracks announced: a brand-new, unreleased cover of the New Radicals’ classic "You Get What You Give" from Arizona rockers THE MAINE (featuring Brennan Smiley) and ANGELS & AIRWAVES with a remix of their "Saturday Love". Then an exciting and previously unreleased collaboration came in the form of a duet between DANKO JONES and LACUNA COIL’s CRISTINA SCABBIA for a new version of “Wild Woman” released on January 15th. Last month it was time then for 2 new unreleased songs: Zebrahead’s “Blue Light Special” and a new acoustic version of the classic super hit “Another Perfect Day” from American Hi-Fi!
You can now see the tracklisting in full: we won’t share it, go check it yourself below and share it!

More about Music For Boobies http://musicforboobies.com

Music For Boobies   

Volume 1
1. Angels & Airwaves - Saturday Love Remix
2. Falling In Reverse - Chemical Prisoner
3. Parkway Drive - Vice Grip
4. Sleeping With Sirens - Save Me A Spark
5. American Hi-Fi feat. Kay Hanley - Another Perfect Day (Acoustic)
6. Emarosa - A Hundred Crowns
7. Too Close To Touch - Pretty Little Thing
8. Motion City Soundtrack - Lose Control
9. Allison Weiss - Who We Are
10. Alvarez Kings - Fear To Feel
11. Patent Pending - It’s All Good Today
12. The Raveonettes - Wake Me Up

Volume 2
1. The Maine feat. Brennan Smiley - You Get What You Give
2. Simple Plan - Astronaut
3. Anti-Flag feat. Tim Armstrong - Brandenburg Gate
4. Knuckle Puck - Swing
5. Such Gold - When It Gives
6. Danko Jones feat. Cristina Scabbia - Wild Woman
7. letlive. - Banshee (Ghost Fame)
8. Beautiful Bodies - War Inside Your Heart
9. Skinny Lister - Trouble On Oxford Street
10. Zebrahead - Blue Light Special
11. Enter Shikari - Dear Future Historians... (London Elektricity Remix)
12. This Wild Life - No More Bad Days
13. Simone Denny - Breathe Again

 Babymetal Release New Video For 'Karate'.

Babymetal.Sunday 20th March 2016
BABYMETAL’s latest single ‘KARATE’ -  which was last month premiered on Radio One’s Annie Mac show before being made available as an iTunes Instant Grat track – now has an accompanying video,  the first to be released from the band’s forthcoming ‘METAL RESISTANCE’ album, released via EarMUSIC on April 1st aka FOX DAY.

The video is available here: https://youtu.be/GvD3CHA48pA

Named after the ancient Japanese Martial Art, ‘KARATE’ is themed on fighting on in the face of adversity and difficult situations, pushing on through hard times and never giving up no matter how hard it might seem. The accompanying video encapsulates this perfectly, with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal facing off against some mysterious masked and robed foes, who show them that the only people who could ever stop them are the girls themselves.

BABYMETAL will kick off the “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016” with a headline show at the world-famous Wembley Arena, UK on Saturday, April 2nd, making history by becoming the first Japanese artist to headline the legendary venue. Their World Tour will come to an end back in Japan at the legendary TOKYO DOME.

METAL RESISTANCE’ will be released in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:

CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever
4. YAVA!
5. Amore
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn
8. GJ!
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. THE ONE - English ver. -

2LP :
Side 1
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever

Side 2
1. YAVA!
2. Amore
3. Meta Taro

Side 3
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
2. GJ!
3. Sis. Anger

Side 4
1. No Rain, No Rainbow
2. Tales Of The Destinies
3. THE ONE - English ver. –

Tickets for the Wembley show are available at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com

Pre-order bundles of the new album, featuring special, exclusive merchandise, are available here: http://www.mflstores.com/mfl/babymetal.html

iTunes Preorder is here and features ‘KARATE’ as an instant grat track: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/metal-resistance/id1087055715

 Great Cynics Announce Tour Dates.

Great Cynics.Sunday 20th March 2016
As Great Cynics prepare to hit the road for a significant run of tour dates across the UK and Europe with Jeff Rosenstock, they've revealed a brand new nugget of music which features on a flexidisc release they'll be giving away for free with merch purchases at the shows. Their label Specialist Subject will also be distributing the disc with orders from their store. The track – 'Beach Access' – "was a harder song to write than anything on 'I Feel Weird'," vocalist / guitarist Giles Bidder explains, "it took a while before it sounded right. It's about feeling paralysed with anxiety, feeling disconnected with what's around you. When you use up all your energy on being scared, you're left with no energy to do what you know would make you feel fulfilled. The name is from a photo I took of Bob a few months ago, which is also the cover."

'I Feel Weird' is Great Cynics' latest album, which was released via Specialist Subject last year. Based in London, Great Cynics take the hazy punk rock sound of The Lemonheads and mix it with Billy Bragg's romance. They've shared stages with a multitude of like-minded groups including Against Me!, Deer Tick, Off With Their Heads, The Smith Street Band and Anti-Flag among others, with Jeff Rosenstock being the latest artist to take them out on the road. This is Great Cynics' first UK tour since July last year. Stay tuned for more new music from the band in 2016.

UK & European Tour Dates (w/ Jeff Rosenstock):
18.03.16 UK Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
Tickets - http://www.theowlsanctuary.net/ 
19.03.16 UK Newcastle, Head Of Steam
Tickets - on the door
20.03.16 UK Edinburgh, Banshee's Labyrinth
Tickets -  https://tickets-scotland.com/
21.03.16 UK Dundee, Conroy's Basement
Tickets - http://makethatatakerecords.bigcartel.com
22.03.16 UK Glasgow, Audio
Tickets - www.tickets-scotland.com
23.03.16 UK Manchester, Gulliver's
25.03.16 UK Leeds, Santiagos Club
Tickets - on the door 
26.03.16 UK Belfast, Empire Music Hall
Tickets - http://www.ticketmaster.ie/pocket-billiards-belfast-03-26-2016/event/3800503AC71C1207?artistid=1693438&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
27.03.16 ROI Dublin, Whelan's
Tickets - on the door 
30.03.16 UK Exeter, Cavern
Tickets - http://exetercavern.com/
31.03.16 UK Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Tickets - http://m.seetickets.com/event/fueled-by-jealous-lovers-presents-jeff-rosenstock/clwb-ifor-bach/945682 
1.04.16 UK Southampton – SOLD OUT
Tickets - http://wwrpunk.bigcartel.com/
2.04.16 UK London, Victoria
Tickets - dice.fm/pink-mist
3.04.16 BE Belgium JH Joeniz
Tickets - https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/start-order/rid/KKSZUTRS/language/nl/cache/0
4.04.16 DE Darmstadt, Oetinger Villa 
Tickets - on the door
5.04.16 DE Munster, Cafe Lorenz
Tickets - on the door 
6.04.16 DE Berlin, Cassiopaeia 
Tickets - on the door 
7.04.16 NL Amsterdam, Winston Kingdom
Tickets - http://www.winston.nl/club/party-booking
8.04.16 DE Cologne, Privat
Tickets - on the door 
9.04.16 FR Paris
Tickets - on the door 
10.04.16 UK Brighton, Green Door Store
Tickets - http://wegottickets.com 
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 We Are Scientists Announce Fifth Album.

We Are Scientists.Sunday 20th March 2016
We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe are set to return this coming April 22nd with their fifth album. Titled 'Helter Seltzer' and released via 100% Records (on CD, digital and limited edition teal coloured vinyl), it is preceded by the single release of 'Buckle', the album's bombastic opening track. Available today for stream and download it comes with a video that sees carrot juice, egg yolks and glass splash and spin through the air with gorgeous languor!

"Most of our videos start with some kind of longstanding desire that we're aiming to fulfil," says We Are Scientists' singer Keith Murray. "And well, I'd always wanted to dump food all over Chris's face. Not in an angry way. I just thought it would be fun, and man I was right"

For 'Helter Seltzer' We Are Scientists asked their ex-keyboard player Max Hart to produce. Max had just finished a three-year stint as the keyboardist for international super-mega-person Katy Perry, choosing as his final gig Ms. Perry's performance at the 2015 Super Bowl. Max rented a studio space in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighbourhood, outfitting it with gear he had accumulated over a decade of obsessive internet shopping. In early March, the team got to work and a direction quickly emerged - they would use the tones and trickery of radio pop and Max's inside- out familiarity with hits like 'Teenage Dream' and 'Firework' and 'Dark Horse' to add a sweet sheen to the new crop of distinctively We Are Scientists songs. The recordings were shipped to mixer Chris Coady at Sunset Sound in L.A. who has quietly emerged in recent years as one of the finest mixers of glossy indie pop, with credits that include Future Islands, Beach House, and !!!. Finally, the music was passed through the deluxe mastering machine that are the ears of Greg Calbi (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Noel Gallagher, Perfume Genius) to add a coat of heft and sparkle, and in January of 2016, nearly a year after construction began, the album was pronounced complete.

"We've always made overtures toward being a pop band, but we've generally had the inclination to obscure those pop leanings in grit and chaos — to screw them up with fuzzed-out tones and raucous performances," says guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray. "It's made us really think about what our musical genre is. We're not punk — we're too interested in making our songs as pretty as possible. We're not straight-up rock — our tastes are too left-of-centre. We're not indie-rock — our heads aren't far enough up our own butts. So finally, after putting as much time into thinking about it as we're apt to — about ten minutes, over beers — we decided that our genre is 'Helter Seltzer.'"

>"Declaring a new genre is obviously douchey as hell, though, and impossible to deliver with a straight face," adds bassist Chris Cain, "so we did the noble thing and just made 'Helter Seltzer' the album title. It's especially apt for us these days, though. The songs here are more effervescent than we've ever managed to deliver, but they've still maintained a measure of that 'Helter Skelter' element — no matter how fizzy and refreshing the tunes are, they've always got a bit of that seamy, scuzzy, 'cult on Spahn Ranch' vibe. "We therefore consider this album, as a vessel of both sweet pop tunes and seltzer outreach," concludes Chris. "To be a work of undisguised philanthropy on our part."

'Helter Seltzer' track-list
1. Buckle

2. In My Head

3. Too Late

4. Hold On

5. We Need A Word
6. Want For Nothing
7. Classic Love

8. Waiting For You
9. Headlights

10. Forgiveness

Catch the band live at the following dates:
Friday 22nd April – London - Rough Trade East *Instore*
Sunday 24th April – Bristol - Rise *Instore*
Sunday 24th April - Bristol – Bierkeller

Monday 25th April – Nottingham – Rough Trade *Instore*
Monday 25th April - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 26th April - Newcastle - Riverside
Wednesday 27th April - Birmingham - Library (Institute)
Friday 29th April - Leicester - Handmade - Festival
Saturday 30th April - Leeds - Live At Leeds - Festival
Sunday 1st May - Glasgow - Live In Glasgow - Festival
Tuesday 3rd May - Manchester - Academy 2
Wednesday 4th May - London - KOKO

Thursday 5th May - Brighton - Concorde

 Opeth Announce Wembley Areana Show.

Opeth.Thursday 17th March 2016
OPETH are set to play a one-off UK show at London's Wembley Arena this winter.
The Swedish band are currently hard at work on their new album, the follow up to 2014's 'Pale Communion', which is pencilled for a release later this year.

Last year the band celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a string of special 'An Evening With...' shows, that saw the band grace the stage of historic and celebrated venues such as London's Theatre Royal, LA's Orpheum and New York's Beacon Theater. 

OPETH frontman, Mikael Akerfeldt informs us; "We have played Wembley Arena once before supporting Dream Theater but to be back on our own, so to speak, is a daunting yet exciting task.  London has always been kind to us ever since our very early overseas shows, and I have no doubt that this will be yet another overwhelming experience.  This will be the biggest show we have ever done on our own and we will approach it with our 25 years as a band in our luggage.  It will be memorable and fantastic I have no doubt.  I hope you'll be there to celebrate with us.  A bunch of bums from Stockholm.  Can't believe we're doing this.  I'm nervous. Excited.  Fucking hell!  Opeth at Wembley Arena.  Who would have thought?!"

The band will play;

Sat 19th Nov - LONDON - The SSE Wembley Arena

General admission tickets and limited VIP packages will go on general sale at 9am Friday 18th March from http://www.livenation.co.uk/show/817997/opeth/london/2016-11-19/en or http://bit.ly/1QYIgiO.

 Set It Off To Release New Single.

Set It Off.Thursday 17th March 2016
Set It Off is back and better than ever, with the release of 'Uncontainable' - a new song and music video about perseverance and overcoming adversity - that's premiering now at setitoffband.com!
"If there’s one thing Set It Off knows it's struggle. We know nothing worth having in this life comes easy and there have been many instances and many people in our lives lately that try their best to bring us down. This is our message to those people that force their way into our lives to try and break us - you won’t," declares vocalist Cody Carson. "Bring it on, we’re Set It Off and we never back down from a fight. This is only the beginning, so turn up our new song 'Uncontainable', feel the energy, and take over the world."

'Uncontainable' will be available as a single on digital accounts such as iTunes and Spotify on Friday, March 18.

The Tampa, FL-based pop outfit has just wrapped up the recording of their new full-length, which will be released this Summer and has already been noted as one of the "Most Anticipated Albums of 2016" by Alternative Press. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producers Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix), Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco) and Mike Green (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Cassadee Pope).

"'Uncontainable' is just the tip of the iceberg. We're very proud of this song and this video but as far as we're concerned it's just going to get better from here," shares Carson. "We can't wait to show you all of our new songs, we’ve never had a team so excited about anything in our lives. So be patient and prepare yourself for the best record Set It Off has put together to date!"

Set It Off is now half way through their incredible Fight For Something Tour - a full US co-headline tour with Australia's Tonight Alive that has seen massive, sold out shows in New York City, Boston, Buffalo and more. All upcoming tour dates can be found below and additional information can be found here: thefightforsomethingtour.com.

Prior to entering the studio, Set It Off wrapped up a massive run of tour dates all throughout the world including the entirety of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour in the US, a Canadian tour with All Time Low, and a European/UK run with Mallory Knox.

 Rival Sons Announce Fifth Studio Album.

Rival Sons.Thursday 17th March 2016
RIVAL SONS have unveiled the first track from their recently-announced fifth album, 'Hollow Bones' which is due for release on June 10th.

Listen to 'Hollow Bones Part 1' here:  https://youtu.be/93KFbeGzQAc - the track is included as an instant grat download on pre-orders for 'Hollow Bones' on iTunes: http://bit.ly/hollowbones-itunes

Once again recorded with two-times Grammy winner Dave Cobb, 'Hollow Bones' follows the release of RIVAL SONS' chart-hitting 2014 album, 'Great Western Valkyrie'.  Since then, the band have appeared on 'Later... with Jools Holland' in the UK and 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in the USA. In the words of frontman Jay Buchanan, "Each record we've made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band's essence.  This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed."

Since their first European show at Camden Barfly in February 2011, Rival Sons have played to packed sold out venues.  They've performed at the iconic Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals along with Download, Sonisphere and  the Ramblin' Man Fair and are now on the road as sole support to the legendary BLACK SABBATH on "The End" world tour. With the upcoming release of yet another jaw-dropping record, 2016 looks set to be RIVAL SONS' best year yet.

'Hollow Bones' comes in limited edition gold, silver and transparent vinyl, plus ultra-limited signed CD and vinyl editions, as well as the usual digital and cd formats.

Pre-order 'Hollow Bones' now on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones
View the 'Hollow Bones' album cover at http://bit.ly/1Sj2HsQ

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on "The End" world tour with BLACK SABBATH:

Apr. 15 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
Apr. 17 - Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 19 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
Apr. 23 - Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena
Apr. 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 28 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
Apr. 30 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Forsyth Barr Stadium
Jun. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Arena
Jun. 03 – Nurnberg, Germany – Rock im Park*
Jun. 05 – Mendig, Germany – Rock Am Ring*
Jun. 08 - Berlin, Germany – Waldebuhne
June.11 – UK Download Festival*
Jun. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona
Jun. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
Jun. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock *
Jun. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Jun. 30 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
Jul. 02 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
Jul. 05 - Riga, Latvia - Arena Latvia
Jul. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena
Aug. 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 29 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
Sep. 02 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
Sep. 13 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Sep. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 19 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Sep. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion

* = RIVAL SONS only

 Groezrock Festval Add Loads More Bands.

Grozerock.Thursday 17th March 2016
First the bad news:
Due to logistic problems Success had to cancel their European tour, including GROEZROCK 2016. Hopefully, we will have the chance to see them soon.
Now the good news:

You wanted names? Here are some names: Darla, Billy-Bob, Shaneequa ... What's that now? Oh, you want names of bands that are playing GROEZROCK! Well why didn't you say so?
We really like the name Frank. And Carter is a pretty cool name, too. So guess what? Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are coming to play some tunes.
What else do we like? Ehm ... How about: Dave? We like Dave. There's a Dave on our bill almost every year. His last name is Hause. And this time, he's bringing people with cool names like Brendan and Neil and Dan. Wait? Really? Yep: The Falcon, featuring 2/3 of Lawrence Arms and 1/3 of Alkaline Trio, is flying to Europe for a very exclusive show at GROEZROCK.

Let's keep the namedropping going, kids. Because PUP is a pretty good name. Another pretty Canadian name is The Dirty Nil . We also like the name Moose Blood. Don't you?

You already heard that Rancid is coming over for a very, very, very "EXCLUSIVE" show you won't find anywhere else in Europe this year. Well, you will have to get your ass over to GROEZROCK for some more European EXCLUSIVES. Like Chicago's punk rockers Much The Same and pop-punks Knockout Kid, who like their songs with some delicious metallic crunch.

And – hold your breath kids! – Bury Your Dead will be playing in its original line up. Yes, those dudes may have moved on to bands with awesome names like BRING ME THE HORIZON, Emmure, All That Remains and DevilDriver. But here they are: back together for you at your favorite festival for what is yet another EXCLUSIVE performance at GROEZROCK 2016.

We hope some of you people like the name Benny. Because we have more than one this year. At least that's what we thought when we booked The Bennies as part of an Australian invasion. They're also bringing Hellions and Clowns to come and see if the water really spins the other way when you flush the toilet in Europe (spoiler alert: it doesn't).

More international friends that will be joining us are Israel's Not On Tour, Florida's TEEN AGERS and the UK's Muncie Girls. Those are names, aren't they?

But hey, let's not forget that we have some pretty good bands with names in our own country as well, little as it may be. Proudly representing Belgium are the garage-y rockers of Double Veterans, Coma Commander, Tangled Horns and Off The Cross, a new band featuring members of This Kid.
They will all be playing on the former Macbeth stage, which will now on be referred to as the WATCH OUT STAGE. As in, watch out for the bands playing there... they're going places!

Also, this means there'll be "no" contest this year. Hell, we just wanted to book an extra bunch of cool bands we like

That's it for now, but we'll be back soon with even more names... so stay tuned.

Oh, one more thing... we had a number of complaints last year that there were simply too many stages and too many bands. With a lot of bands playing at the same time, some of you were facing impossible choices. Quite the luxury problem indeed. Which is why this year we will have a couple less bands on the bill. And to keep things fair, we also lowered our ticket prices. You're welcome!

If you're seriously old school and prefer going to an actual store to buy your ticket, then you can find the full list of stores here:
http://www.groezrock.be/en/tickets

 Stevie Wonder Announces Hyde Park British Summer Time Show.

Stevie Wonder.Thursday 17th March 2016
In another exclusive, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park brings one of THE great albums live to London.

On July 10th, Stevie Wonder will perform his masterpiece Songs In The Key of Life in its entirety, for a truly epic, must-see show from one of the most prolific artists of all time.

Hugely acclaimed in the US, Songs In The Key of Life Tour has run for 18 months, having been extended many times due to phenomenal public demand.  Coming to the UK for the very first time, there is extra reason for celebration because 2016 is the album's 40th Anniversary year. 

Released in 1976 on the legendary label Motown Records, featuring the hits Sir DukeIsn't She Lovely and I Wish, it is cited as an influence on many of the world's biggest stars, Elton JohnPrinceMichael Jackson and Pharrell to name a few. It was crowned Grammy Album Of The Year in 1977 and is widely hailed as a true work of art.

It followed an unsurpassed trilogy of albums that graduated Wonder from teenage Motown prodigy to true artist - Talking Book, Innervisions and Fullfillingness' First Finale - all released in the first 4 years of the 1970s. Wonder spent 2 more years on 'Songs', producing a double album of enthralling music and cementing his position as a musical genius.

Together, the albums made the 25-time GRAMMY winner the only artist to have ever received Album Of The Year awards in three out of four consecutive years.

Praise for the album over the years has come from all quarters:

Elton John "Let me put it this way: wherever I go in the world, I always take a copy of Songs In The Key of Life. For me, it's the best album ever made and I'm always left in awe after I listen to it. When people in decades and centuries to come talk about the history of music, they will talk about Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder."

Barack Obama (on his musical heroes) - "If I had one, it would have to be Stevie Wonder. When I was just at that point where you start getting involved in music, Stevie Wonder had that run with Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Fulfillingness' First Finale and Innervisions, and then Songs In The Key of Life. Those are as brilliant a set of five albums as we've ever seen."

Kanye West "I'm not trying to compete with what's out there now. I'm really trying to compete with Innervisions and Songs In The Key of Life. It sounds musically blasphemous to say something like that, but why not set that as your bar?"

Praise for Songs in the Key Of Life US tour: 

Rolling Stone – "Fitting an album that attempted to capture the nuance of existence, the show is possibly 2014's greatest testament to the limitless potential of American music itself."

Hollywood Reporter –"You just wanted it to go on forever, for it was yet another song in the key of Stevie Wonder's magical life."

Consequence Of Sound – "After three hours of playing, people were still hoping he'd do a second encore. You can tell it's not 1976 by looking at him, but you'd never know if you were only listening. Some things get old, but Stevie Wonder barely ages."

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park hits its fourth year in 2016, firmly established as the essential London summer event. 

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Live comments"I can't think of a better way for us to announce our final act for BST Hyde Park than with Stevie Wonder's masterpiece 'Songs In The Key of Life'. Arguably the greatest album ever performed, by one of the greatest recording artists and live performers of all time. It's a historic event that cannot be missed."

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential and Partnership Marketing for Barclaycard, said"The line-up for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park just gets better and better.  We're thrilled that music legend and multi Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder, who has been performing to worldwide audiences for more than 50 years, is joining the stellar list headlining on the 10 July. As we look to celebrate our own 50th anniversary this summer, Barclaycard customers can get ahead of the rush for tickets with exclusive pre-sale access from 9am on the 14 March." 

Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events at The Royal Parks, said: "It is a massive honour for Stevie Wonder to choose Hyde Park as the only UK venue to perform "Songs In The Key of Life". July 10 is set to be a fitting finale to what will be another unforgettable 10 days of entertainment at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.   This is the fourth year for the event which has created so many memorable moments for hundreds of thousands of fans and in turn raised vital funds which go back into conserving and enhancing this iconic park."

GENERAL ON-SALE: 9AM FRIDAY 18TH MARCH

Barclaycard exclusive presale tickets: 9am Monday 14th March

AEG/BST Hyde Park presale: 9am Thursday 17th March

Ticket prices:

£65.00                   General Admission     
£75.00                   Priority Entry                                                                      
£125.00                 Premium View                    
£149.00                 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden                                          
£249.00                 The Terrace
£249.00                 Diamond Circle
£60.00                   Guardian Ticket (1 adult 1 child The Ticket Factory and AXS only)

 Slayer Release New Video.

Slayer.Thursday 17th March 2016
SLAYER have returned with a violent and visceral new video that prequels their hugely popular, gore-filled 'Repentless' clip that has to date, racked up over 7.5 million views on YouTube.

In 'You Against You,' vocalist Tom Araya screams; "Your perfect world is ending this day,  So what?  I wouldn't have it any other way."   And so, from the very first frame of the band's 'You Against You' video, the gore, the violence, the projectile-blood-spewing and carnage begins...and just never ends.  Check out the video here - https://youtu.be/2zhi3FmTUFg

As with 'Repentless,' which was shot in an LA prison, 'You Against You' was directed by BJ McDonnell, stars Jason Trost (Hatchet III) as the eye-patched rebel inmate, Wyatt, and tells the story of the circumstances that led to Wyatt's erroneous arrest and imprisonment featured in 'Repentless'.  SLAYER frontman Tom Araya comments "After the 'Repentless' video, BJ delivers again with 'You Against You.'  Fucking awesome!!!!"

SLAYER's performance of 'You Against You' was shot in California's Mojave desert earlier this year in a graveyard of jets, airliners, and helicopters.

'Repentless', SLAYER's 12th studio album, was released on 9/11/2015 and made numerous career-high official album chart debuts, both in the UK (#11). USA (#4) and across the world, for new record label, Nuclear Blast.  In addition, 'Repentless' received spectacular press response - "Metal Album of the Year" (Guitar World), "...prime fucking Slayer..." (Metal Hammer), "...thrash redefined, upgraded and reborn, a return to the essence of who Slayer is." (Houston Press)  

SLAYER are currently in the final weeks of its winter 2016 North American tour and will make a return to Irish and UK shores this Summer.  The band will headline the Sunday night of Bloodstock Festival in the UK in August (www.bloodstock.uk.com).  US/Eire/UK dates run as follows.

17 March - Revolution Event Center, Boise, ID
19 March - The Paramount, Seattle, WA
20 March - Roseland Ballroom, Portland, OR
22 March - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
23 March - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
25 March - Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
26 March - The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
14 June - Olympia, Dublin, Eire
15 June - Marquee, Cork, Eire
14 Aug - Bloodstock Festival, Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

 Saosin Back With Anthony Green And New Album.

Saosin.Thursday 17th March 2016
Influential American post-hardcore band Saosin have announced they will release their first new material since 2009 and first ever full-length album with original singer Anthony Green. 'Along The Shadow' will be released on the 20th May via Epitaph. You can see the bands new video 'The Silver String' HERE.

After Anthony Green rejoined and performed with the band in 2014 Saosin headed into the studio with Green where they recorded 'Along The Shadow.' Along the Shadow is an adventurous rush of energy; equal parts confidence and vulnerability, it is the total musical experience of the classic Saosin line up. The album was produced by bassist Chris Sorenson and engineered by Beau Burchell and Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, mewithoutYou) handling vocal production.

Pre-orders for Along the Shadow are available now at [link here].

Saosin are currently on the road and will be playing the following two European shows next month:  
April 29 – Meerhout (BE) – Groezrock Festival
April 30 – London (UK) – O2 Academy Islington

ALONG THE SHADOW TRACK LIST

1. The Silver String
2. Ideology is Theft
3. Racing Toward a Red Light
4. Second Guesses
5. Count Back from TEN
6. The Stutter Says A lot
7. Sore Distress
8. The Secret Meaning of Freedom
9. Old Friends
10. Illusion & Control
11. Control and The Urge to Pray

 Slam Dunk Festival Adds Kerrang Fresh Blood Stage.

Slam Dunk Festival.TThursday 17th March 2016
Slam Dunk Festival are excited to announce the Kerrang! Fresh Blood stage. Nine of the most exciting new bands around will be gracing the stage on the May bank Holiday weekend.

Having kicked off the year with two tours of the UK (supporting Motionless In White then Escape The Fate), NEW YEARS DAY return to headline the Kerrang! stage at Slam Dunk for this exclusive festival appearance. Armed with gothic tinged, hard rocking anthems from 2015's 'Malevolence', Ash Costello and her band of not so merry men will remind the crowds at Slam Dunk why they are one of the hottest new bands in the US right now. Check out their latest video for 'I'm About To Break You' HERE.

CREEPER, one of the breakout British rock bands over the past year have been added to the lineup.  Will Gould, singer of the band says "We are extremely excited to be performing at this year's Slam Dunk Festival. It is a festival we've been attending for years and has become a staple of the summer for the UK scene. We're going to be pulling out all the stops to make sure our Slam Dunk debut is something to remember."

Pure Noise records & UK punk-rockers BOSTON MANOR are also announcedBuilding a name for themselves with their modern day emotive punk anthems, Boston Manor have toured with the likes of Moose Blood and As It Is. They are set to become one of the stand-out gems in the UK's burgeoning rock scene & no doubt at the festival itself.  "We're excited to be playing one of the fastest growing independent festivals in the UK along with so many of our friends. There's a host of some of the best up & coming bands in the country as well as bands we've looked up to since we were teenagers. It should be a really cool few days" says the band.

Epitaph Records' BEAUTIFUL BODIES will be taking to the Slam Dunk stage for the first time.  The female fronted alternative rock band from Kansas City have an unapologetically loud-and-hooky style while their fabulously chaotic live shows stem directly from an all-consuming desire to tap into the cosmic power grid, and channel it full-force to the world at large. Slam Dunk fans are in for a treat!

As far as young rock bands go, CANE HILL are certainly one of the most exiting.  The raging New Orleans rock outfit will be making their live UK debut at the festival. The highly anticipated full-length album, 'Smile' will be out via Rise Records this Summer.

 "We are all very excited to be playing Slam Dunk this year alongside so many amazing bands" says Kaya Tarsus of BLOOD YOUTH. "Playing this festival has been one of our main goals since we started, it's going to be a very good time!"

London punks DEAD! have been causing a stir of late, exciting media and fans alike.  Alex Mountford, lead singer of the band says "To all the people who have been hassling us to play Slam Dunk.....well, here you go! You ask, we listen!"

Next up, Texans WATERPARKS, who have just released their new EP, Cluster, via Equal Vision Records. Cluster was recorded with producers Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low).  Expect 'killer hooks and killer attitudes'.

Finally, WITH CONFIDENCE will be making the trip from Sydney, Australia to play the festival for the first time.  The band have toured with many SDF favourites and recently signed with Hopeless Records.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED- PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO HEADLINE, OF MICE & MEN, NEW FOUND GLORY, FOUR YEAR STRONG, EVERY TIME I DIE, ISSUES, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, REAL FRIENDS, MALLORY KNOW, THE STARTING LINE, SET YOUR GOALS, ZEBRAHEAD, CAPDOWN, WE CAME AS ROMANS, MISS MAY I, THE STORY SO FAR, YELLOWCARD, MAYDAY PARADE, HIT THE LIGHTS, ROAM, NORTHLANE, HACKTIVIST, CANCER BATS & NORMA JEAN, YOUNG GUNS, COLDRAIN, AS IT IS, TRASHBOAT, WSTR, KING PRAWN, SPUNGE, HEART OF A COWARD, ASTROID BOYS, THE ONE HUNDRED AND THE QEMISTS.
The dates and sites for next years' SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL are:
Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Tickets are on sale now and priced at £42 or £47 including afterparty. The festival is for Age 14 + (festival only) or 18+ for the afterparty tickets.

For the first time, due to popular demand, there is also a limited edition Mega Ticket on sale for £150. This ticket includes admittance to all 3 events and includes afterparties, wristband exchange queue jumps and a limited edition t-shirt.
Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for all ticketing links.

This year will see some huge upgrades to the event, continuing the huge year on year growth the festival has experienced. Following the success of last year the Leeds site will remain in the City Centre, with a new site being announced at the Birmingham NEC and the Southern date will remain in Hatfield, at the University of Hertfordshire campus for the fifth year. This will bring the capacity up to a huge 40,000 fans across the weekend.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL has won 'Best Festival' at the Kerrang! Awards in both 2014 and 2015. Widely regarded as the biggest awards in rock, the festival beat strong competition from major events such as Reading /Leeds and Download. Slam Dunk has also been in the final shortlists for 'Best Metropolitan Festival' at the UK Festival Awards, in 2013, 2014 & 2015, and 'Best Festival' (up to 15,000 daily capacity) at The Live UK Awards 2015.
 
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL HEADLINERS 2006-2016
2006: Fall Out Boy
2007: Reel Big Fish / Paramore
2008: Boys Like Girls. / Cute Is What We Aim For

2009: You Me At Six
2010: New Found Glory

2011: Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish
2012: Taking Back Sunday
2013: All Time Low

2014: The All-American Rejects
2015: You Me At Six
2016: Panic! At The Disco

 Amon Amarth To Release Tenth Studio Album.

Amon Amarth.Thursday 17th March 2016
On March 25th, Swedish metal kings AMON AMARTH unleash their 10th studio album, 'Jomsviking', via Sony Music (International) and Metal Blade Records (North America). 'Jomsviking' - the band's first concept record in their storied career - tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark anthemic metal. Produced and mixed by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept), the record features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory) & a guest vocal from Doro Pesch. Pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/AmonAmarthOS.

>Fans can now watch the brand new video for the album track, 'At Dawn's First Light', at: www.amonamarth.com.  Produced by Rafal Szermanowkicz/Grupa 13 (www.grupa13.com) and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), 'At Dawn's First Light' is set in an epic battle scene in a Slavic settlement from the 9th-10th Century - with the band caught in the middle of the bloody fight!  The video was shot on location in Germany at Ukranenland (www.ukranenland.de) and also features the modern Viking warriors, Triglav Jomsborg East Storm, led by ruthless fight director Igor Górewicz.

Earlier the band revealed a video for initial single 'First Kill' - also produced by Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz - with powerful live footage of AMON AMARTH performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set!This video can also be viewed at www.amonamarth.com.

Leading up to the record's release, fans can visit amonamarth.com for a more in-depth look into 'Jomsviking', where a special digital picture book has been launched. Each day (through March 24th), a new song page will be revealed, featuring lyrics, booklet images, and 30-second track  clips. Be sure to check out the first two pages - for 'First Kill' and'Wanderer' - online now! See below for the complete track-listing.

'Jomsviking' track-listing:
1. First Kill
2. Wanderer
3. On A Sea Of Blood
4. One Against All
5. Raise Your Horns
6. The Way Of Vikings
7. At Dawn's First Light
8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
9. Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track - for digibook, digital, LP, and Viking Ship editions)
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (featuring special guest Doro Pesch)
11. Back On Northern Shores

Just prior to album release, AMON AMARTH will embark on a special European mini tour of intimate venues where the band will debut some of the new material for the first time. Tickets for these very special album launch shows SOLD OUTin record time –

March 22 - London, England - Underworld
March 23 - Paris, France - Divan Du Monde
March 24 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Hall Of Fame
March 25 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof (small room)]

>From April 2016, AMON AMARTH will tour North America with fellow Swedes Entombed A.D. and US metal upstarts Exmortus. The tour kicks off April 7 in San Diego, California and circles back to California to wrap up May 21 in Los Angeles. Full dates and ticket links can be found on the band's official website.

 Every Time I Die Hit The Studio.

Every Time I Die.Thursday 17th March 2016
Hardcore heroes Every Time I Die have entered the studio in their hometown of Buffalo, NY to record a new album with Will Putney.

In the two years since the release of From Parts Unknown, the members of Every Time I Die have been touring relentlessly across the US and throughout Europe and the UK. As well as vocalist and lyricist Keith Buckley released his first novel, Scale in 2015. Guitarist Andy Williams made his pro wrestling debut and is a member of the tag-team Pythons. Meanwhile, guitarist Jordan Buckley was announced as the official designer for all Vans Warped Tour 2016 art. 

Keith Buckley says on heading back into the studio:
'You would think that by now the studio process is pretty familiar to us, but in just the first week Will has taught us things about ourselves that make it feel as if we've never even stepped foot in one. He has stripped our music down to the bolts and laid everything out on display and only now that we're able to see how each part functions can we fix it, shine it and put it back together into a machine that runs better than it ever has. This album will be our 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor. Get the fuck out of the way.'

The band have been forging their own musical and ideological path via their distinctive brand of aggressive music and unstoppable live shows. Those who have caught a show understand the powers of Keith Buckley (lyrics, vocals), Andy Williams (guitar), Jordan Buckley (guitar), Daniel Davison (drums) and Steve Micciche (bass) onstage. While entering their 18th year as a band, Every Time I Die continues to push the hardcore paradigm. With 7 albums under their belt, including Last Night in Town (2009), Hot Damn! (2003), Gutter Phenomenon (2005), The Big Dirty (2007), New Junk Aesthetic (2009), Ex Lives (2012), and From Parts Unknown (2014), Every Time I Die continue to push themselves further into brighter territory as a legendary band.
Every Time I Die will be over in the UK this May, you can catch them at Slam Dunk festival:

Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

And rescheduled tour dates: 
31 MAY 2016 - LONDON Borderline
1 JUNE 2016 - LONDON Underworld
2 JUNE - LONDON The Dome
3 JUNE - LONDON Old Blue Last

 Asking Alexandria Announce Intimate Shows To Coincide With Reading And Leeds Festival.

Asking Alexandria.Thursday 17th March 2016
British Metalcore sensations ASKING ALEXANDRIA have announced two intimate shows ahead of their scheduled appearances at READING & LEEDS festivals this summer. The band will give die hard fans the chance to see them up close and personal at two shows in Southampton and London on 15th and 16th August. Guitarist BEN BRUCE states:

“ENGLAND! We are coming HOME! We cannot wait! We are playing two intimate shows for you guys as the first UK shows following the release of our new album The Black and we couldn't be more excited. These will be the only two shows we play in the UK this summer outside of Reading and Leeds which means a much longer set, more fun and more booze!!! See you guys soon.”

The band’s latest single, ‘The Black’, was last week added to the BBC Radio One INMWT playlist. Check out the video – which has racked up a staggering 7 MILLION views already – here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1RKaRgVFKk 

The band also released a video for a new song, ‘Let It Sleep’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7appuMrrn7U

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s fourth studio album, ‘The Black’, is released March 25th via SUMERIAN records. Pre-orders are available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ART7UNI and
http://askingalexandria.tmstor.es/

ASKING ALEXANDRIA LIVE IN THE UK IN AUGUST

15th August         Southampton      Engine Rooms
16th August         London               Koko
26th August         Reading Festival Reading
27th August         Leeds Festival     Leeds

 Europe For 30th Anniversary Shows.

Europe.Thursday 17th March 2016
In 1986, Sweden's biggest Hard Rock act EUROPE released their milestone album The Final Countdown.  The album went on to worldwide success and continues to be a mainstay in playlists all over the world.  2016 sees this iconic album turn 30 years old. 

To celebrate that special anniversary, the band will be staging a series of very special concerts.  For the first time ever, these shows will feature The Final Countdown album played in it's entirety.   The band will also be performing hits spanning their musical career.  Joey Tempest explains, "With a catalog of songs as big as ours, it is hard to devote so much of the set list to one album.  But this anniversary is special and we want to give the fans what they have asked for. The whole band is proud and excited to play the whole album from start to finish, especially as this, our third album, made it possible for us to fulfil our dream to become an international touring band. To make it extra special we will try and play songs from War Of Kings and other albums we haven't played before and at the same time we want to design a show that will be majestic and memorable for all of us. Hope to see you all at these special dates!"

Whilst always venturing forward, Europe have had a great couple of years.  Last year they won a prestigious Classic Rock Award at London's Roundhouse and a people's choice award in Sweden called Rockbjornen and have been touring in support of their critically acclaimed 2015 release, War Of Kings produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons).

Just before these special Final Countdown shows, the band will head back into the studio to record a follow up to War of Kings with an eye to a release date in April 2017.  The album, as yet untitled, will have an extensive tour schedule to support the release, endeavoring to take in territories not visited in some time. Joey Tempest "We will release our 11th studio album in 2017 and are enjoying a successful second part of our career since we started up again in 2004. Five new albums, three live DVD's and countless shows and we're still feeling adventurous and creative. No doubt we have the best job in the world and our fans, old and new, are carrying us through it all".

Europe will be touring Europe through November 2016 for The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show. The London show is as follows

Saturday the 12th November 2016            UK – London, Roundhouse

Tickets are available from 9am GMT on Friday 18th March 2016 from www.livenation.co.uk  www.ticketmaster.co.uk or local box offices. Support TBC

In addition to the Final Countdown Anniversary tour dates, the UDR label are releasing a very special limited edition 12" 3 track 'sparkle blue' Colored Vinyl EP featuring a new 2016 recording of The Final Countdown.The record is exclusive to the stores that are participating in the annual Record Store Day (April 16th) and only in UK, Europe & Australia. For more details visit: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

For fans in the US and other territories, there will be a VERY LIMITED number available on a first come first served basis from the UDR webstore from early May. Details to follow soon.

A digital download version of The Final Countdown 2016 will be available via Itunes on April 29th.

 Matt Tuck Plays Cold Gig For Jagermeister.

Matt Tuck.Thursday 17th March 2016
This weekend Jägermeister accomplished a world first by producing a thrilling continuous gig on air, sea and land, featuring Matt Tuck – lead singer of multi-award winning British heavy metal band, Bullet for My Valentine. The adrenalin-filled gig, which marked the fifth and most extreme chapter in Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series, took place amidst (and above) the Lyngsfjord region, near Tromsø, in the stunning setting of North Norway, 192 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Watch some of the highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=149d6kNSRKA&feature=youtu.be
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Jägermeister, the iconic German herbal spirit renowned for pushing the limits in the music world, invited the Bullet for My Valentine frontman, who has been part of the JägerMusic programme for years, to perform in this exhilarating world first attempt. The epic event encompasses three elements – never before associated with one continuous gig.

Matt and his unsuspecting audience of three loyal friends - completely oblivious to the adventure ahead until arriving at the dropzone - ascended to 15,000 feet above the stunning Lyngsfjord in a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter, set to start the show of a lifetime and truly test the bonds of friendship. Each paired with a specially trained instructor, Jägermeister’s 2016 Ice Cold Gig started in freezing freefall with the band launched into the brutal -30 Norwegian air. After the icy and swift free-fall and with canopy opened at 7000 feet, Matt grabbed his guitar playing the first song of the gig, The Last Fight, recorded on Zaxcom receivers for his floating audience, listening in on Sennheiser G3 headphones; a unique moment in music history.

Stage two of the Ice Cold Gig saw Matt and his mates whisked across the tranquil Lyngsfjord they had plummeted towards moments before, in a Buster Magnum speed boat.  With wind chill factored in at -20 the challenge for Matt to sing and play the guitar was very real, yet spirits remained high with Matt wanting to put on a show deserving of his closest friends, who all sang along to Matt’s second song of the gig, Venom, the title track of Bullet for My Valentine’s phenomenally successful latest album which topped charts across the globe, and hit number 3 in the UK.

When the quartet arrived back on land they were led by Siberian huskies through the glistening Norwegian snow towards the Gukkesgaissa Mountains with Matt playing his 2010 classic Bittersweet Memories. Ushering his crew back to a traditional Norwegian Sami camp, the friends gathered alongside enthusiastic locals (including a couple of reindeer) – and, toasting to friendship and a world’s first in music; air, sea and land, celebrated with a well-deserved ice cold shot of Jägermeister.  

After the gig, frontman Matt Tuck said: “I’ve played some incredible gigs around the world, but that was right up there, literally. Jäger’s Ice Cold Gig was one of the very best and definitely the most extreme! It’s my first skydiving experience, so dealing with the excitement and nerves – even before you add in the ruthless cold – was intense, but totally worth it. It’s awesome to say you did a world’s first in music, but to do it with my best mates, the guys who were there with me from the beginning, made it unforgettable. Now for a drink!” 


In the Ice Cold Gig series, there’s no obstacle too big for Jägermeister to overcome. Jägermeister’s 2015 Ice Cold Gig saw UK progressive rock band TesseracT perform on top of an immense gigantic igloo, thought to be the world’s biggest, spanning the equivalent of 3.5 double decker buses in Ylläs Village in Lapland, Finland.

In 2014, Jägermeister hosted the world’s first gig on an iceberg with UK metal band The Defiled. The band performed a special set to a host of locals from the nearby town of Kulusuk Greenland, who ventured out to the ice field to watch this once-in-a-lifetime experience from an array of fishing boats and leisure craft.
                                                                                                                                           Tom Carson, Jägermeister UK music manager added: "We go bigger every year and because of the nature of this world first, spanning air, sea and land, in extreme conditions, this gig was not only a test of friendship but one of supporting each other too. I think they had a great laugh. The Ice Cold Gigs have become such a prominent feature for our JägerMusic programme and this year we really wanted to celebrate musicians giving back to the people who supported them from the very start; typically their best friends".

Like Jägermeister’s 85 year old secret recipe, plans like these do not come about overnight. The mammoth challenge of putting this incredible tribute to friendship together fell to Secret Compass, a professional expedition company whose Brand Projects team is adept at conceptualising and delivering multi-platform media projects of this nature in the world's wildest places. Faced with extreme modes of transport, freezing temperatures, high winds and rock stars, the team utilised strategic planning, the latest high tech equipment and sheer human endurance to capture the essence of the project.

Tom McShane, Operations Director, Secret Compass commented: “From having to film from helicopters, skydiving, speedboats to huskies, this project was mammoth in the extreme. From looking after all the filming and audio kit in freezing temperatures, to co-ordinating the permissions to run a really complex project, and getting the logistics in place has been challenging to say the least, but like Jägermeister, we revel in breaking boundaries."
 
Jägermeister UK, Secret Compass and Matt Tuck will be releasing a full length ‘making of’ Ice Cold Gig documentary in April 2016.

 Placebo Announce 2016/2017 World Tour.

Placebo.Wednesday 16th March 2016
Placebo will be heading out on a world tour in October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their platinum selling debut album ’Placebo’.

The first leg of the ’20 Years of Placebo’ tour kicks off in Denmark on October 13th 2016 and runs through to Wembley Arena in London on December 15th 2016.  Further dates for 2017 will be revealed later.

The band promise a set list spanning their whole back catalogue. Brian Molko teased:

“Let's just say there will be songs in the set that I've sworn never to play again. I think it's time that we purposefully acknowledged what a lot of Placebo fans really want to hear. They've been very patient with us since we rarely play our most commercially successful material.  A 20 year anniversary tour seems like the right time to do so. That's our intention. This tour is very much for the fans and a chance for us to revisit a lot of our early material. So, if you want to see us play songs like 'Pure Morning’ and 'Nancy Boy’ which we haven't played in almost ten years and may not play again, then you'd better come along to these shows! We'll have some surprises in there too."

Placebo have partnered with Ticketmaster to allow fans a special 48 Hour pre-sale to secure their tickets for the shows. The fan pre-sale will begin at 9am on Wednesday 16th March, with the general sale tickets going live at 9am on Friday 18th March.

TO GET YOUR TICKETS VISIT:  HTTP://WWW.APLACEFORUSTODREAM.COM/

The first phase of tour dates are as follows:
OCT 13 - DENMARK. AARHUS TRAIN
OCT 14 - DENMARK. COPENHAGEN VEGA MAIN HALL
OCT 16 - NORWAY. OSLO SENTRUM SCENE
OCT 18 - SWEDEN. STOCKHOLM CIRKUS
OCT 20 - FINLAND. HELSINKI HARTWALL ARENA
OCT 22 - LATVIA. RIGA ARENA
OCT 24 - RUSSIA. ST.PETERSBURG NEW ARENA
OCT 26 - RUSSIA. MOSCOW OLIMPIYSKIY
OCT 29 - POLAND. WARSAW TORWAR
OCT 31 - GERMANY. HAMBURG BARCLAYCARD ARENA
NOV 02 - GERMANY. COLOGNE LANXESS ARENA
NOV 04 - GERMANY. MUNICH OLYMPIAHALLE
NOV 05 - GERMANY. LEIPZIG ARENA
NOV 07 - GERMANY. BERLIN MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA
NOV 08 - CZECH REP. PRAGUE FORUM KARLIN
NOV 10 - CROATIA. ZAGREB CIBONA HALL
NOV 11 - HUNGARY. BUDAPEST SPORTARENA
NOV 13 - AUSTRIA. VIENNA STADTHALLE
NOV 15 - ITALY. MILAN MEDIOLANUM FORUM
NOV 16 - SWITZERLAND. ZURICH HALLENSTADION
NOV 18 - FRANCE. LILLE ZENITH
NOV 19 - BELGIUM. ANTWERP SPORTPALEIS</