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 Fozzy Announce UK Tour.

TFozzyWednesday 29th July 2015
After a highly successful European tour in March FOZZY, led by guitarist Rich Ward and professional wrestling star, Chris Jericho, are coming back to tour Europe in November in support of their current album 'Do You Wanna Start A War'. Support will come from Nonpoint and Sumo Cyco. Full list of dates below:

FOZZY
14.11.2015 (DE) Augsburg - Kantine
15.11.2015 (AT) Vienna - Szene Wien
17.11.2015 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
18.11.2015 (DE) Berlin - Columbia Club
19.11.2015 (DE) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
20.11.2015 (F) Vaureal - Le Forum
21.11.2015 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette - Kulturfabrik
22.11.2015 (DE) Cologne - Essigfabrik
24.11.2015 (UK) Reading - Sub89
25.11.2015 (UK) Tunbridge Wells - The Forum
26.11.2015 (UK) London - Islington Academy
27.11.2015 (UK) Manchester - Sound Control
28.11.2015 (UK) Chester - Live Rooms
01.12.2015 (UK) Birmingham - The Rainbow
02.12.2015 (UK) Cambridge - The Junction
03.12.2015 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside
04.12.2015 (UK) Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
05.12.2015 (UK) Sheffield - Winter Rocks @ Corporation
06.12.2015 (UK) Trecco Bay - Planet Rockstock

 Miss May I Unleash New Video.

Miss May IWednesday 29th July 2015
Metal’s breakout band Miss May I is gearing up for the release of their 5th album Deathless on August 7th via Rise Records, and in anticipation have shared a new song/video for the record’s title track with Billboard.com. Deathless is available now for pre-order at iTunes and www.MissMayIMusic.com.
Watch Miss May I’s Video for “Deathless” Now At http://www.billboard.com/

“This music video for “Deathless” was one of the best locations we have ever shot,” singer Levi Benton tells Billboard.com. “We got to film in an old ran down school that had a great dark vibe. The story for "Deathless" was to show that you can dream of something greater than where you are and a peaceful place to reach for whether or not someone holds you back.”

One of this summer’s top draws on the Vans Warped Tour, Miss May I slayed the scene with their intense video for “I.H.E.,” and now they’re ready to claim their spot as one of 2015’s hardest hitting metal bands with “Deathless.”

Deathless was produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men) and Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria) and was recorded at The Foundation Recording Studio in Connersville, IN. The band’s fifth record follows their 2014 breakout, Rise of the Lion, which debuted at #21 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

"We are very excited about this release,” says vocalist Levi Benton. “Not only have we been working on this record for almost a year but we recorded it with our old friend Joey Sturgis who did our first 2 records and really brought out the best in us. This record is about how the last two years have tested us on many levels and how we have come through it all stronger and better. That's where the title comes from, because we are DEATHLESS."

Miss May I’s new record is not only a turning point for the band’s career it’s also a return to form. Since their inception in 2007, they’ve steadily amassed a worldwide army of fans with four records, the last three of which have charted higher with each consecutive release. With Deathless, the band has never sounded more aggressive, while remaining as accessible as always. All roads have led to this point in the band’s burgeoning career. And Miss May I don’t disappoint.

Deathless Track List:
01. I H.E
02. Trust My Heart (Never Hope To Die)
03. Psychotic Romantic
04. Deathless
05. Bastards Left Behind
06. Arise
07. Turn Back The Time
08. Empty Promises
09. The Artificial
10. Born From Nothing

Miss May I Tour Dates:
July 29 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center (Warped Tour)
July 30 - Bonner Springs, KS - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
Aug 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - Utah State Fairpark (Warped Tour)
Aug 2 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 5 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 7 - Portland, OR - Portland Stadium Parking Lot (Warped Tour)
Aug 8 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheater (Warped Tour)
Aug 12 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
Aug 23 - Horseheads, NY - iMatter Festival 2015

 The 69 Eyes recording New Album.

69 EyesWednesday 29th July 2015
The Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes have secretly returned to the studio to record a new biting opus for the hungry masses with producer Johnny Lee Michaels, who was already responsible for the recording of ‘Blessed Be’ and ‘Paris Kills’.

Vocalist Jyrki 69 reveals;
“Dear Helsinki vampires loyalists, how's your summer been? I've been thinking of you a lot lately. Especially in the nights... in the studio. You see, we are currently in the studio recording our new album here in Helsinki. It's coming out really good, feels like a record I've always wanted us to do. A bit hard to explain but you will hear it soon! If you happened to like those albums we’ve made earlier with Johnny, you will love this new one too. The first single will come out later on this year and the album in early 2016. August moon - where are you...?“

Only a few months ago The 69 Eyes released ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’, a full best-of collection spanning a quarter of a century of the band’s history, featuring 28 tracks in total.

The track listing of ‘The Best Of Helsinki Vampires’ is as follows:

CD1
01. Lost Boys
02. Perfect Skin
03. Brandon Lee
04. Lost Without Love
05. Feel Berlin
06. The Chair
07. Dead Girls Are Easy
08. Radical
09. Tonight
10. Dance D'Amour
11. Borderline
12. Rocker
13. Dead N' Gone
14. Rosary Blue (feat. KAT VON D)

CD2
01. Never Say Die
02. Gothic Girl
03. Betty Blue
04. Sister Of Charity
05. Love Runs Away
06. We Own The Night
07. Red
08. Devils
09. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
10. Wasting The Dawn
11. Kiss Me Undead
12. Crashing High
13. Stolen Season
14. Ghost

 The Darkness Release New Video.

The DarknessWednesday 29th July 2015
Having recently stormed Download with a secret set backed with a crowd of barbarians (and a 30 row strong crowd outside the tent!) The Darkness unleash a new single on 21st August. ‘Last of Our Kind’ is the title track of their recent 4th album which entered the UK charts at No. 12 on its release in June. The song has been described as 'part Van Halen, part Waterboys, ALL The Darkness'. It features a record-smashing choir of several thousand Darkness enthusiasts (The Darkness Army) who each contributed their individual performances using the Internet service. The single, described by one reviewer as “(the track’s) effortlessly catchy hooks and righteous leads deliver pure rock perfection”, is a stomping rocker which demands hands be thrown in the air (when not playing air guitar on the excellent solo).

For the video the band decided to go back to the fans and 15 were chosen to come to the video shoot and asked to get ‘freaky on camera’. The result is a very entertaining film which shows The Darkness’ audience are as wonderful as the band. Singer Justin Hawkins explained “Where would we be without our fans? Well, we wouldn't have a video for a start. Or at least, we wouldn't have a video with quite so many brilliant people in it. I'm so proud of them, they never disappoint us”

Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/lookpremiere
The album ‘Last of Our Kind’ has received some of the best reviews of the bands career to date with Classic Rock proclaiming it “A glorious return to form for the flamboyant rockers … they’ve only gone and made their finest album since Permission To Land” whilst Total Guitar said “Their very British blend of battle rock and classy ballads still hits the spot.”

The band have also announced a UK tour for November/December where they will entertain and astonish fans all over the country with their marvelous tunes and killer riffs. A few UK festival spots will also warm them up nicely.

new single: ‘LAST OF OUR KIND’ - 21st August 2015

Summer:
9 August NEWQUAY, Boardmasters Festival
30 August PORTSMOUTH, Victorious Festival

Winter:
30 November NORWICH, Open
1 December CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
2 December NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
4 December NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
5 December GLASGOW, O2 Academy
9 December LEEDS, O2 Academy
10 December MANCHESTER, Academy
11 December BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
13 December BRISTOL, O2 Academy
14 December SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
15 December BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavillion
17 December BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
19 December OXFORD, O2 Academy
20 December LONDON, Roundhouse
Tickets on sale now priced £25.00 & London £27.50 adv.

 Clutch Unleash New Video.

ClutchWednesday 29th July 2015
Influential heavy rock band CLUTCH are excited to debut their new video “X-Ray Visions”. Watch the video and read an exclusive interview with frontman Neil Fallon at: http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-07-29/clutch-premiere-new-video-for-x-ray-visions. The video was shot by acclaimed photographer Dan Winters. The band’s new album “Psychic Warfare” will be released on October 2, via Weathermaker.

CLUTCH have also just announced a US tour this October with special guests Corrosion Of Conformity and The Shrine, plus select festival dates beforehand including the Gwar-B-Q, and a one-off Las Vegas date supporting Primus. The band will also co-headline with Mastodon on select US dates as part of leg 2 of ‘The Missing Link Tour’ (full sets by both Clutch and Mastodon, with special guests COC).

CLUTCH return to the UK for headline shows in November and December. Don’t miss ‘em! Renowned for their live show, tickets are selling fast for the following:
Fri 20th Nov - DUBLIN Olympia
Sat 21st Nov - BELFAST Limelight
Mon 23rd Nov - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Tue 24th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 25th Nov - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 10th Dec - MANCHESTER Ritz
Fri 11th Dec - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Sat 12th Dec - LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

 Final Bloodstock Open Air Information.

BloodstockWednesday 29th July 2015
The clock is ticking with just over a week before the metal hordes descend on the hallowed turf of Catton Park for BLOODSTOCK 2015!

BLOODSTOCK have announced a special themed ‘after hours’ party night for Saturday in the Sophie Lancaster tent, in homage to the iconic actor and heavy metal fan, Christopher Lee who sadly passed away last month. The ‘Vampires & Zombies’ theme will permeate the air once the bands have finished for the evening, and there will be prize giveaways to the best dressed, so come sporting your best vampire or zombie look and maybe you could win tickets to BLOODSTOCK 2016!

The BLOODSTOCK signing tent have also announced some confirmed acts. Expect to see DELAIN, ENSIFERUM, 1349, ORANGE GOBLIN, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, ARMORED SAINT, WOLF, KORPIKLAANI, BELPHEGOR, XERATH, OVERKILL and RAGING SPEEDHORN all ready to say hello and sign your stuff! More bands are still to be added! Serpent’s Lair VIP ticket holders get priority access, so if you’re thinking of upgrading your tickets, hit the ticket store at www.bloodstock.uk.com and be one of the first in line for those artist scribblings!

With just days until the gates of Catton Park open to the thunderous footfall of thousands of metal brethren, here’s a quick update for those of you who are, for whatever reason, leaving it to the last minute to grab your festival tickets...

BUYING YOUR TICKETS ONLINE AND AT THE FESTIVAL GATE - If you are still to buy your weekend, VIP or day tickets through the Bloodstock store, you can do so right up to & during the festival weekend. However, tickets purchased after 9.00am on Friday 31st July will not be posted to you, they will be sent to the festival gate and you can collect them from the box office there.

COLLECTING PRE PAID TICKETS ON THE GATE - Providing you have purchased your tickets before 9.00am Friday 31st July, you should receive them by the 5th August at the very latest. If you’ve not received your ticket by this date, then please contact SEE Tickets directly. We will send all tickets purchased after 9.00am Friday 31st July by special courier to the Bloodstock festival gate for you to collect, so the standard postal fee will still apply to tickets bought online, in order to cover courier costs.

BRING PROOF OF PURCHASE - When collecting tickets at the gate, we require proof of ticket purchase from the Bloodstock shop, including a printed out email receipt, copy of the card you bought your ticket with, or some form of identification such as driver’s licence or utility bill showing your name and address.

Please Note: Car park tickets will be on sale via the Bloodstock store until 9.00am on 31st July, priced at £16. After that time, they will ONLY be available to purchase on arrival at the car park box office, priced at £20. For ‘on the gate’ festival ticket purchases, weekend festival tickets rise from £135 to £145 and day tickets will increase from £60 to £65.

SERPENT’S LAIR ‘VIP’ CAMPING - Most Serpent’s Lair VIP ticket packages are SOLD OUT! However, there’s still the option to upgrade from a standard weekend ticket to VIP, or grab one of the last few Serpent’s Lair VIP tickets, but be quick!! There’s only a few left!

What does a SERPENT’S LAIR ‘VIP’ ticket give me? As well as a dedicated VIP camping area and car parking close by, luxury toilet facilities, complimentary hot showers and the fantastic ‘Serpent’s Lair’ VIP bar, featuring over 100 guest ales & ciders, we also offer a range of additional entertainment exclusive to the Serpent’s Lair experience. On arrival - all those lucky enough to have secured Serpents Lair VIP camping will need to follow the signs to the SERPENT’S LAIR/MEDIA GUEST ACCREDITATION box office. If you have upgraded from Standard Weekend + camping to Serpent’s Lair VIP camping, remember to bring BOTH the standard weekend ticket AND the upgrade ticket or you will be refused entry. You will also need to bring proof of I.D such as a driver’s licence or utility bill showing your name and address.

Don’t forget this year, Halfords are on site, so if you don’t fancy lugging a load of camping gear to Catton Park, or you simply want to treat yourself to an inflatable mattress, you can pre-order your necessities upfront at http://bit.ly/1CW6eC9, then collect on site! Simples!

If you’re travelling to BLOODSTOCK by train, don’t forget to book your Big Green Coach shuttle bus ticket to get you & your gear from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site. Check out the info & ticket options at http://goo.gl/23pfik.

Tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2015 are available via the 24hr ticketline at 0871 230 5584 or online at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956, priced at the very reasonable £135 (plus booking fee) for a four-day Thursday through Sunday weekend ticket with camping, or £60 (plus booking fee) for a day ticket.

All these killer bands are on the bill! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH D.T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, RAGING SPEEDHORN, XERATH and WOLF. Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GODFLESH and ARNOCORPS, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, GODSIZED, plus many more.

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

 Therapy? Announce One Off UK Show.

TherapyTuesday 28th July 2015
Irish alternative rock heroes Therapy? have announced a one off UK headline show playing their seminal album ‘Infernal Love’ in full and more on December 19th at London’s Electric Ballroom with support from Black Spiders.

Not only will the show feature Therapy? playing their 1995 released top 10 album in full, the band will also be performing songs from throughout their 26 year career including their most recent album ‘Disquiet’, which was released this year through Amazing Record Co. and is available to buy now.

‘Infernal Love’ was Therapy?’s third major label album and this year marks twenty years since its release.

Vocalist/guitarist and founding member Andy Cairns comments:

“After twenty years we'll be revisiting our dark follow up to Troublegum, 1995's Infernal Love.

We played the album in it's entirety at Sonisphere festival in 2014 and were knocked out by the reception it got. These songs, inspired by past sins, written under pressure and recorded under the influence will be brought out for another moment in the sun alongside other tracks recorded for singles in the same era. A blue period recorded in angry, raw reds at a time when our hearts were blackest. Come and join us.”

 All That Remains Release New Video.

All That RemainsTuesday 28th July 2015
All That Remains release their new music video for their current single “For You” today with VEVO –WATCH HERE - http://www.vevo.com/watch/all-that-remains/For-You-%28Official-Music-Video%29/USRZR1561427 The song is off their latest studio album, The Order Of Things, which was released this past February via Razor & Tie.

Directed by Daniel Kaufman, the video explores the concept of the effect of a volatile marriage on a child. The video adds a unique twist to the story, telekinesis. The band, known for their bold declarations on controversial comments, hit a nerve with the relatable video and lyrics.

All That Remains seventh studio album The Order Of Things debuted at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 19,000 units sold in its first week at retail. This marks the band’s fourth Top 25 Album debut to date. All That Remains has dominated rock radio for years now with previous hit singles, “Stand Up” ascending to #1 at Active Rock radio and “What If I Was Nothing” landing at #2.

The current single “For You” is now in the Top 25 at Rock Radio and has spent 7 weeks on the Planet Rock Radio Playlist. ATR’s worldwide album sales now exceed over one million, while track sales surpass 1.5 million. The Order Of Things is available at geni.us/allthatremains.

Led by the outspoken and controversial front man Phil Labonte, All That Remains continues to lead the charge in the rock music scene with their latest release. Since 1998, All That Remains continue to progress, while clenching steadfast to the principals that etched their place at the forefront of 21st century hard rock. On The Order of Things, the Massachusetts outfit—Phil Labonte (vocals), Oli Herbert (guitar), Mike Martin (guitar), Jeanne Sagan (bass), and Jason Costa (drums)—preserve an ethos of evolution. For the first time, the band tapped Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Hatebreed) for production, cutting the bulk of the record in Massachusetts and fine-tuning vocals in Los Angeles.

 Gentlemans Pistols Sign To Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Gentlemans PistolsTuesday 28th July 2015
Leeds based riffers Gentlemans Pistols have been causing a stir on the underground for a while now with their debauched lyrics, melodic groove and general Yorkshire rock 'n' roll swagger.

Formed as a three-piece back in 2003 the band has gone through a variety of line-up changes throughout their career and have now stabilized as a four-piece and are prepared to unleash their magnum opus through Nuclear Blast this Autumn.

The band comments: 'Gentlemans Pistols are very pleased to announce the upcoming release of their third album, Hustler's Row, on Nuclear Blast. The album was recorded by singer/guitarist James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios in Bradford and reflects nearly five years of experience for the band: good times, bad times, boredom, exhilaration, heartache, frustration and wonder.

With this album we tried to make a record that we would want to listen to; one that was heavy but melodic, intense but catchy, thoughtful but unruly. A record for reprobates and romantics, for gentlemen and hustlers.'

Gentlemans Pistols' last album 'At Her Majesty's Pleasure' was released to great acclaim in 2011, the band have performed at UK and international festivals such as Desertfest,Hammerfest,Long Division and Fuji Rock festival in Japan and have previously toured with the likes of Witchcraft, Leaf Hound and Pentagram.

 Parkway Drive Release Behind Scenes Video For New Single 'Vice Grip'.

Parkway DriveTuesday 28th July 2015
Parkway Drive’s highly anticipated fifth album, Ire will be released September 25 on Epitaph.

Watch the band's most epic video to date, featuring the band engaging in death defying stunts, for the track "Vice Grip" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ItHNdrPEh0

Check out the awesome behind the scenes footage from the Vice Grip video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTL-DZFbnG0

The band return to the UK for a string of live shows in February 2016 - see below for details!
Feb-12th 2016 - UK - London @ O2 Brixton Academy
Feb-13th 2016 - UK - Manchester @ O2 Apollo
Feb-14th 2016 - UK - Glasgow @ O2 Academy
Feb-15th 2016 - UK - Birmingham @ O2 Academy

As seen in the "Vice Grip" video, these demonstrations of risk-taking, of showing no fear, and of acquiring new skills could be a metaphor for the entire creation of Ire, the follow up to 2012's Atlas which was certified gold in Australia. Parkway Drive has taken a stunning creative leap and produced what they consider to be a career-defining statement.

Parkway Drive has spent the past decade at the forefront of heavy music worldwide, and yet Ire is the sound of a band that continues to push their own limits. This is the kind of band that can sell-out stadiums and who have reached metal god-like status in their home country. But Parkway Drive still welcomes the excitement of setting up a DIY show in Kolkata, India as seen in their world tour documentary Home is for the Heartless (2012).

The Australian powerhouse has tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. Ire is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in Winston's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve.

Pre-orders for Ire are available at https://www.ParkwayDriveRock.com.

Ire Track Listing
1. Destroyer
2. Dying To Believe
3. Vice Grip
4. Crushed
5. Fractures
6. Writings on the Wall
7. Bottom Feeder
8. The Sound of Violence
9. Vicious
10. Dedicated
11. A Deathless Song

 Ghost Announce European Tour.

GhostTuesday 28th July 2015
Ghost will play an extensive run of headline shows – covering a multitude of European countries – this coming November/December, and the first of these dates can now be revealed…

NOVEMBER
Mon 16 GERMANY, Cologne Live Music Hall
Wed 18 LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg Den Atelier
Thu 19 SWIZERLAND, Geneva L'Usine
Fri 20 AUSTRIA, Vienna Arena
Sun 22 HUNGARY, Budapest Barba Negra Club
Mon 23 ITALY, Milan Live Club
Tue 24 FRANCE, Lyon Le Radiant
Wed 25 SPAIN, Madrid La Riviera
Fri 27 PORTUGAL, Porto Hard Club
Sat 28 PORTUGAL, Lisbon Paradise Garage
Mon 30 SPAIN, Barcelona Apolo

DECEMBER
Tue 1 FRANCE, Toulouse Le Bikini
Wed 2 FRANCE, Clermont Ferrand Cooperative de Mai
Fri 4 GERMANY, Munich Backstage
Sat 5 HOLLAND, Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
Tue 8 BELGIUM, Antwerp Trix Hall
Wed 9 GERMANY, Dortmund FZW
Thu 10 GERMANY, Hamburg Markthalle

News of further performances in additional territories will be announced in due course.

And for those who can’t wait until the winter months for enlightenment, Ghost will grace the stages of various major European festivals throughout the remaining summer period...

Summer festival appearances:-
08.08.2015 - Gavle (SE) @ Getaway Rock
28.08.2015 - Paris (FR) @ Rock en Seine
29.08.2015 - Reading (UK) @ Reading Festival (headlining the Lock Up stage)
30.08.2015 - Leeds (UK) @ Leeds Festival (headlining the Lock Up stage)

Meanwhile, Ghost have released a music video for ‘Cirice’, directed by Roboshobo, which can be viewed here. ‘Cirice’ is taken from the forthcoming third sacred psalm, ‘Meliora’, and is available for instant download upon pre-order of the album, along with fellow album track, ‘From The Pinnacle To The Pit’.

 Northlane Unleash New Video.

NorthlaneTuesday 28th July 2015
Northlane have released the stunning video for new single ‘Impulse’. An intriguing examination of reality and community in the modern age, Impulse is taken from their critically acclaimed new album Node.
Watch it here.

NORTHLANE
UK TOUR DATES
4th October Bristol Fleece
5th October Birmingham Asylum
6th October Glasgow Classic Grand
7th October Manchester Club Academy
8th October London O2 Islington
9th October Southampton Talking Heads
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 (£11.50 for London).

 City And Colour Announce tour Dates.

City And ColourTuesday 28th July 2015
World-renowned singer, songwriter and performer City and Colour (aka Dallas Green), is excited to announce that he will be making a highly-anticipated return to the UK with eight dates, including two nights at London’s Troxy.

City and Colour’s last taste of the UK came back in 2014, with ten stellar dates, including a sold-out show at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. The band will be returning to the UK following an 18-date tour of the U.S. at the end of this year.

City and Colour will be touring in support of his brand new album If I Should Go Before You, which will be released on October 9 on Dine Alone Records. Zane Lowe recently premiered the lead track, ‘Woman’, on Beats 1.

Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee’s Blackbird Studios, If I Should Go Before You was produced by Green with additional production and engineering by Karl “Horse” Bareham. Unique to this project, the studio players on If I Should Go Before You are made up of Green’s trusted touring band: Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys.

If I Should Go Before You is Green’s fifth release as City and Colour and follows 2013’s ‘The Hurry and The Harm’, which received widespread critical and commercial praise. The album debuted at #1 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #4 in Australia, #16 in the U.S. and #32 in the U.K. - all career highs.

Most recently, in 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project, entitled You+Me. The duo’s acclaimed debut, ‘rose ave.’ debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia and #6 in Germany. Of the music, The Huffington Post praised, “While such prominent voices rarely mix too seamlessly, Green and Moore were destined to harmonize together,” while Entertainment Weekly declared, “The harmonies on the album are absolutely beautiful.”

TOUR DATES
February 18th – Brighton, The Dome
February 19th – Cardiff, Great Hall
February 20th – Manchester, Albert Hall
February 22nd – Dublin, Olympia
February 23rd – Belfast, Mandela Hall
February 24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy
February 26th – London, Troxy
February 27th – London, Troxy

O2 Priority members will be able to pre-order tickets between July 27th – 30th, with tickets going on general sale on July 31st at 9.00am.

 Third Eye Blind Announce UK Tour.

Third Eye BlindTuesday 28th July 2015
Ahead of the release of their first album in six years, ‘Dopamine’, Third Eye Blind are pleased to announce details of a UK and European headline tour, which will kick off on November 5th.

Led by frontman Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind have sold over 12 million records since their inception and completely sold out Shepherd’s Bush Empire and The Forum in Kentish Town on their last UK tour. Their first album in six years, ‘Dopamine’ is out in October and chronicles the tumultuous years since their last release with their signature guitar riffs and rock arrangements. The songwriting chronicles the personal relationships that have come and gone and the rapidly changing world we live in. A lot can change in 6 years and while the sound has progressed, the recordings retain the fierce heartfelt core and quality Third Eye Blind fans new and old have come to love.

This winter will see the defining rock artists return to Europe after a series of hugely successful summer dates with Dashboard Confessional in America. The tour travels via Manchester to London before finishing up in Koln on the 9th November.

Full November tour dates below:
November 5th Manchester- The Academy 2*
November 6th London- The Forum*
November 8th Amsterdam – Milkweg
November 9th Koln Gebaeude 9
* Tickets go onsale 9am Friday 31 July.

 Bring Me The Horizon Announce New Album 'That's The Spirit'.

Bring Me The HorizonTuesday 28th July 2015
Sheffield’s finest, Bring Me The Horizon, are set to release an album that will catapult them even further into the stratosphere and confirm their status as one of the most important British rock bands in the world. The band will release ‘That’s The Spirit’, their new studio album on 11th of September via RCA.

Bring Me The Horizon have had a whirlwind two years, which has seen them play sell out shows around the world including Wembley Arena, score a Top 3 album, dominate Radio 1’s playlist with 260 plays of ‘Drown’ alone, and sell over 2 million albums worldwide to date. They have successfully transcended the world of metal into the world of music that appeals to the masses, without losing an ounce of credibility or compromising their sound.

The band revealed the first track from the album as Dan Carter’s Rockest Record recently. The setup track ‘Happy Song’ instantly clocked up three simultaneous trends on Twitter, top trends on Facebook and entered the iTunes rock chart at number 1 in the UK, US, Australia and whole host of other countries, creating a huge frenzy of excitement and anticipation worldwide.

‘That’s The Spirit’ is an eleven track-exhilarating ride of an album, bursting with huge riffs, soaring vocals and stadium filling monster tracks. It was recorded in Santorini Greece, at Black Rock Studios, mixed in London, mastered in New York and produced by the band’s own Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish.

Album – That’s The Spirit - Track listing
1. Doomed
2. Happy Song
3. Throne
4. True Friends
5. Follow You
6. What You Need
7. Avalanche
8. Run
9. Drown
10. Blasphemy
11. Oh No

2013 saw Bring Me The Horizon release the globally successful ‘Sempiternal’. The album triggered a year of triumphs for the young band from Sheffield and has sold over half a million copies worldwide to date, it firmly put them on the map and proved that a metal band can make their mark on the mainstream.

Bring Me Horizon brought 2014 to a close on a huge high with a sold out show at Wembley Arena and a hit single with a brand new track entitled ‘Drown’.

They will release the Live DVD of their incendiary performance at Wembley Arena, titled Bring Me The Horizon: Live At Wembley, on July 27th.

Also pre album release they will perform at Reading & Leeds Festivals, as direct support to Metallica.

 Fightstar Back With New song 'Animal'.

FightstarTuesday 28th July 2015
Fightstar have premiered the first single 'Animal' via the Radio 1 Rock Show tonight. The track is taken from their brand new album 'Behind The Devils Back' which is set for release October 16th via the band’s own record label. This is their first since 2009's 'Be Human'.
Listen to the track here

The album will be a welcome return for fans after their triumphant reunion shows over the past winter months which saw London’s ‘The Forum’ sell out in just 15 minutes.

‘We were so blown away with the fans response to our 10 year anniversary shows earlier this year, that we wanted to get into the studio and work on the new material we had stockpiled during the hiatus. This album is fresh and modern but still uniquely identifiable as Fightstar. We hope the fans will love it as much as we do, as we had a lot of fun making it. Since we had been away so long, once we were in the studio the ideas flew thick and fast, and the album took shape very organically. It's a true collaborative effort between all four of us, and it shows that our chemistry is still as sharp as ever. Can't wait for everyone to hear it!’ comments frontman, Charlie Simpson

UK tour dates are below with supports to be announced later in the year.

AUGUST 2015
14- HEVY FESTIVAL

OCTOBER 2015
17 - London Troxy
18 - Southampton University
19 - Exeter Steelyard
21 - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
22 - Norwich Waterfront
24 - Manchester Ritz
25 - Newcastle University
27 - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
28 - Aberdeen Garage

 OPM Release new Single.

OPMTuesday 28th July 2015
OPM is back at it again! On the 15 year anniversary of the release of “Menace to Sobriety”, OPM will be back to kick ass in Europe for 26 shows throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Germany and Slovenia. The Tour starts off in England on August 28th.

OPM has also been back in the studio and are set to release a new EP: The Minge Dynasty in summer 2015. Once again bottling up the SoCal lifestyle with fun, catchy hooks and infectious rhythms in an original style that defines the OPM sound.

The Minge Dynasty, produced by the legendary Marshall Goodman (AKA Ras MG of Sublime) alongside John e. and Johnathan Williams (OPM), is set for release on September 25th 2015. The EP includes the new single “ #Miliionaire Like Me”, plus three new songs all featuring infamous American Outlaw Big B. Also included on the EP, “Feel the Pain”, is one of the first songs OPM ever recorded back in 1999 with the original line up, as well as a few other previously unreleased gems OPM recorded over the past 15 years.

UK TOUR DATES
28-Aug-15 Wokington Monroes
29-Aug-15 Derby Hairy Dog
30-Aug-15 Crewe The Box
31-Aug-15 Wakefield The Warehouse
02-Sep-15 Edinburgh Banermans
03-Sep-15 Glasgow Audio
05-Sep-15 Nuneaton Queens Hall
06-Sep-15 Harlow Square
17-Sep-15 Kidderminster Boars Head
18-Sep-15 London Borderline
19-Sep-15 Southend Chinnery's
20-Sep-15 Norwich Owl Sanctuary
22-Sep-15 Exeter The Cavern
23-Sep-15 Dover The Priory
24-Sep-15 Brighton Sticky Mikes
25-Sep-15 Swansea The Scene
26-Sep-15 Ilfracombe North Devon Arena
27-Sep-15 Bournemouth Mr Kyps

 Vant Release New Single 'The Answer'.

VantThursday 23rd July 2015
VANT have enjoyed an incredible introduction with shows as support to the likes of Royal Blood and Hinds, as well as receiving extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, XFM and 6Music for their debut tracks ‘Parasite’ and ‘Do You Know Me?’. Their next move comes with the new single ‘The Answer’ which impacts on August 21st and is available to download and stream from July 24th.

‘The Answer’ is an onslaught of fiery dynamics and garage rock attitude. It maintains the chaotically controlled spirit of VANT’s previous releases, but also takes a different approach with a powerful instrumental intro that still gives vocalist/guitarist Mattie Vant’s musical arrangement time to flourish

Lyrically, 'The Answer' deals with how the media portrayal of an atrocity can influence public and therefore governmental opinion. It also questions the UK's current position within global politics.

VANT have also recently confirmed that they’ll play XFM’s X-Posure Live show at London’s Barfly on August 4th. The bill also features Kagoule and Peluché.

Having recently played The Great Escape, Dot To Dot and Calling Festival, VANT’s summer festival dates continue with Reading, Leeds, Secret Garden Party, Y Not, Boardmasters and Bingley Live. They’ll then embark upon the following dates for the DIY Presents Tour with revolving co-headliners Inheaven and The Big Moon:

October
1st – Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
2nd – Bristol, The Louisiana (headline show)
3rd – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
5th – Liverpool, The Magnet
6th – Manchester, The Night and Day Café (headline show)
8th – Edinburgh, Electric Circus
9th – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
10th – Newcastle, The Cluny 2 (headline show)
12th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
13th – Brighton, The Haunt
14th – London, Dingwalls (headline show)

 Enforcer Announce UK Tour.

EnforcerThursday 23rd July 2015
Swedish Heavy Metal heroes ENFORCER are pleased to announce a European headliner tour this fall. On it, they will present their current record From Beyond, which was released early this year via Nuclear Blast.

Opening support will come from fellow country-men Swedish rock’n’rollers DYNAMITE.

ENFORCER’s vocalist/guitarist Olof Wikstrand comments:
“Feels awesome to finally announce a proper European tour and to be back on the road spreading the disease of 'From Beyond' to all maniacs throughout the continent. Let the war begin once again!“

ENFORCER live w/ DYNAMITE
UK 2015 Tickets on sale now:
08.10. UK Nuneaton - Queens Hall
09.10. IRL Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
10.10. UK Belfast - Limelight 2
11.10. UK Glasgow - Audio
12.10. UK Chester - Live Rooms
13.10. UK London - Underworld

 Sunset Sons To Support Imagine Dragons.

Sunset SonsThursday 23rd July 2015
‘She Wants’, the latest single from Sunset Sons, is today’s Radio 1 Track of The Day, alongside support across XFM Playlists. The single is out now through Polydor as part of the She Wants EP, with the Anglo-Aussie four-piece currently on a big run of summer festival dates, including Glastonbury (John Peel Stage), T In The Park, Boardmasters and Reading & Leeds. Sunset Sons have also recently announced a UK & European Arena tour later this year in support of Imagine Dragons, following a sold-out headline UK tour earlier this year, that culminated in a rapturously-received show at the London Scala.

Sunset Sons are four friends – Rory, Jed, Rob and Pete – who are based in the idyllic French town of Hossegor. They came together through a love of surfing and cut their teeth playing riotous gigs to rowdy snowboarding crowds in the French Alps. “We played loads of raucous shows up there during winter,” says Rob. “It helped us get tight.” ‘She Wants’ is the follow-up to their breakthrough The Fall Line EP (with live favourite ‘Medicine’), which was released earlier this year. Through word of mouth, they have amassed an underground following and their UK tour saw packed venues singing the words back to them. ‘She Wants’ will further rocket up attention in the band: a funky groove with an impossibly catchy melody, it’s set to be the breakthrough hit of the summer.

Sunset Sons have three releases under their belt already. The self-released Le Surfing EP came out early last year and was followed by No Bad Days EP on Polydor in November and The Fall Line EP in March. The band are currently finishing work on their debut album which was recorded in Nashville with Jacquire King.

Live This Summer
30 July Kendal Calling
9 August Boardmasters
28 August Reading Festival
29 August Leeds Festival
31 August Liverpool International Music Festival

Imagine Dragons Tour
November
Thu 5th LONDON, The O2
Fri 6th NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena
Tue 10th LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Wed 11th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Fri 13th MANCHESTER, Arena
Sat 14th NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Sun 15th GLASGOW, SSE Hydro
Tue 17th BELFAST, Odyssey Arena
Wed 18th DUBLIN, 3Arena
Fri 20th BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena

 Fightstar Announce New Album And UK Tour.

FightstarWednesday 22nd July 2015
Fightstar are proud to announce their brand new album 'Behind The Devils Back' set for release October 16th via the band’s own record label. This is their first since 2009's 'Be Human'.

The album will be a welcome return for fans after their triumphant reunion shows over the past winter months which saw London’s ‘The Forum’ sell out in just 15 minutes.

‘We were so blown away with the fans response to our 10 year anniversary shows earlier this year, that we wanted to get into the studio and work on the new material we had stockpiled during the hiatus. This album is fresh and modern but still uniquely identifiable as Fightstar. We hope the fans will love it as much as we do, as we had a lot of fun making it. Since we had been away so long, once we were in the studio the ideas flew thick and fast, and the album took shape very organically. It's a true collaborative effort between all four of us, and it shows that our chemistry is still as sharp as ever. Can't wait for everyone to hear it!’ comments frontman, Charlie Simpson

UK tour dates are below with supports to be announced later in the year.

OCTOBER 2015
17 - London Troxy
18 - Southampton University
19 - Exeter Steelyard
21 - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
22 - Norwich Waterfront
24 - Manchester Ritz
25 - Newcastle University
27 - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
28 - Aberdeen Garage

 Less Than Jake Back In The UK.

Less Than JakeWednesday 22nd July 2015
Bringing some glorious Ska-Punk sunshine to the UK this Summer - Less Than Jake are thrilled to announced a run of shows and festival appearances!

Officially back in the “fat folds” Less Than Jake released their latest album “See The Light” on Fat Wreck Chords in November 2013. Their harmonious career, now spanning two decades, is tantamount to their status as genre leaders. The connection with their fans, crew, past labels and folks who've interviewed them all comes down to a kinetic energy that embraces the band’s longevity and keeps what they do fresh, respectable and exciting. One of the hardest working bands in rock ’n roll - Less Than Jake tirelessly tour the globe bringing their infectious blend of pop punk and ska to fans across the planet. Last Summer also saw the band perform their 365th show on the legendary Vans Warped Tour.

Random Hand will join Less Than Jake on the * marked headline dates. Catch this awesome line up at one of the following shows:

July
11th Somerset, NASS Festival
12th Brighton, Concorde 2
28th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms *
29th Southend, Chinnerys *
30th Reading, Sub 89 *
31st Derbyshire, Y Not Festival

August
1st Coventry, Kasbah *
2nd Nr Penrith, Cumbria, Kendall Calling
4th York, Fibbers
8th London, Punks and Pins at Brooklyn Bowl (with Anti-Flag)
9th Blackpool, Rebellion Festival
11th Bristol, Motion
12th Southampton, Engine Rooms

 Northlane Stream New Album.

NorthlaneWednesday 22nd July 2015
Northlane are streaming their phenomenal new album Node on YouTube ahead of its release on Friday. You can listen to the album here.

After months of cryptic online games and codes, the Sydney band are finally unveiling their first full-length record with new frontman Marcus Bridge.

“As a band, we’ve poured our heart and soul into this album, and for more than a year its conception and creation has consumed us,” says guitarist Josh Smith. “As with every release, to be on the eve of finally sharing this with the world conjures up feelings of apprehension, but we couldn’t be more proud of what we’re putting out.”

NORTHLANE
UK TOUR DATES
4th October Bristol Fleece - TICKETS
5th October Birmingham Asylum - TICKETS
6th October Glasgow Classic Grand - TICKETS
7th October Manchester Club Academy - TICKETS
8th October London O2 Islington TICKETS
9th October Southampton Talking Heads - TICKETS
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 (£11.50 for London).

1. Soma
2. Obelisk
3. Node
4. Ohm
5. Nameless
6. Rot
7. Leech
8. Impulse
9. Weightless
10. Ra
11. Animate

 Backyard Babies Unleash New Video.

Backyard BabiesWednesday 22nd July 2015
Backyard Babies – Peder Carlsson, Johan Blomquist, Dregen and Nicke Borg, born same year, same town, Nässjö, southern Sweden – have returned to action after a five-year hiatus.

Formed in 1989, and with half a dozen studio albums to their name, the line-up of the band has never changed, and neither has the collective desire to claim a key and colorful chapter in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll.

The single ‘Th1rt3en or Nothing’ will be followed by festival appearances right across Europe, paving the way for the release of new album, Four By Four that will be released August 28th. Then it's off to Japan to keep the party going.

To support the release of Four By Four the band will embark on a full UK/European tour this fall.

Listen to the new single ‘Th1rt3en or Nothing’ on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1Rn27HU

UK Tour Dates:
22nd November - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
23rd November - Glasgow, O2 ABC
24th November - Manchester, Academy 3
25th November - London, O2 Islington Academy

 PVRIS Release Video For 'Fire'.

PVRISWednesday 22nd July 2015
PVRIS have released another new video for ‘Fire’ which will be released on 7th August in the lead up to their UK festival appearances. You can watch the video for ‘Fire’ here.

Lynn Gunn describes the video as '"Fire is hot. We got to break a bunch of shit and it felt so good."

This follows hot on the heals of the Billboard premiere of “Holy,” directed by Raul Gonzo (Thom Yorke) which has gained over 100,000 views to date and follows previous PVRIS videos “My House” (which has more than 2.6 million YouTube views), “St. Patrick” (over 1.9 million views) and the recently released “Poltergeist”-inspired “White Noise” video (which premiered on Nylon and is just south of a million views). All songs appear on the White Noise album, which re-entered The Billboard 200 recently.

The Boston-based trio (vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald) have been performing all four tracks as part of their show-stealing set on this year’s Warped Tour, where they’re one of the famed road show’s biggest draws. In their review of a recent west coast stop, LA Weekly described PVRIS as “Skrillex meets Paramore” and called Gunn a star, a sentiment echoed by the Huffington Post, who described her as “a force that cannot be denied.”

Buzzfeed spotlighted the group as one of “28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now,” MTV called them “our fave band” and advised “fans of The Neighbourhood, CHVRCHES and Paramore” to “get acquainted with the mysteriously awesome PVRIS before they become the biggest thing in rock.”

The band just did an amazing cover of Tove Lo’s “Talking Body” for BBC Radio 1, played a special show at The Studio at Webster Hall in NY, which sold out 60 seconds after tickets went on sale, and released a stunning cover of Sia’s “Chandelier.” The band recently won ‘Best International Band’ at this years Kerrang! Awards.

After the Warped Tour, the band will join the likes of Mumford & Sons, Metallica, Kendrick Lamar, Deadmau5, Run The Jewels, Mastodon, Charli XCX and more on this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, then head to Australia for a string of dates with Circa Survive.

PVRIS UK festival appearances:

August 29 -Reading, UK - Reading Festival
August 30-Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival

 Neck Deep Unleash New Song 'Gold Steps'.

Neck DeepTuesday 21st July 2015
‘Neck Deep have revealed the music video for 'Gold Steps', the second single from their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album Life’s Not Out To Get You, which is set for release on August 14th.

Vocalist Ben Barlow said this of the track: “As soon as you click play, you’re gonna be hit in the face with a riff! We wanted this to be a fun song; we wanted to make people move, to mosh, jump around and scream the lyrics. And in the lyrics I really just wanted to shed some positivity on a somewhat pessimistic scene. I don’t want our fans to be cutting themselves listening to our music - I wanted people to know that life’s not out to get you.”

About the 'Gold Steps' music video, Ben had this to say: “We wanted the video to be as fun as the song. We worked with a director called Kyle Thrash who absolutely killed it. It’s basically us driving through some Pennsylvania back roads on a flat bed truck with a mini skate ramp on it, and we’re playing on the ramp before ending up at a lake where we played in front of a massive firework display! It was pretty sketchy, there was absolutely no health and safety involved, but it was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone that came down to the shoot, they really helped bring a great vibe and a lot of energy, and I really think that comes across in the video.”

NECK DEEP - 'Gold Steps' Video

In addition, the band has announced a short run of in-store acoustic performances and signings to celebrate the release of Life’s Not Out To Get You! Fans in Kingston, Southampton, Reading, Leeds, Nottingham and Manchester will have a chance to hear the band perform songs off the new album a couple of days before the official release date. Entry will be granted with a pre-order of the album at the corresponding record store.

The band has been on the road in the US all summer for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour! Due to huge crowds, the band has been moved up to perform on the main stage multiple times. The quintet return to the UK to play the main stages at the Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August.
In-Store Acoustic Performances & Signings
8/17/2015 MON Kingston - Hippodrome (Banquet Records) – in-store acoustic & signing

8/18/2015 TUE Southampton – HMV – in-store acoustic & signing
8/19/2015 WED Reading - HMV- in-store acoustic & signing
8/20/2015 THU Leeds - HMV – in-store acoustic & signing
8/21/2015 FRI Nottingham – Pulp – signing only
8/22/2015 SAT Manchester – Pulp – signing only

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Final Additions For 2015 Festival.

Bloodstock Open AirTuesday 21st July 2015
It’s fever pitch over at BLOODSTOCK HQ with just over two weeks to go! That doesn’t stop one last HUGE announcement of bands who’ll be joining the Catton Park bill!

Picking up the last Ronnie James Dio main stage slot on Saturday are Brit metal merauders, SAVAGE MESSIAH. Get a taster of their sound with the video for ‘Hellblazer’, taken from current Earache Records album, ‘The Fateful Dark’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMLgbl7yU98.

A wealth of successful ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners also line up for the New Blood stage. On Friday, you can bang your head to the Bristol final winners, MORTISHEAD (www.facebook.com/mortishead), Nottingham’s winners, FORGOTTEN REMAINS (www.facebook.com/forgottenremainsband) and KRYOCELL (www.facebook.com/kryocell). On Saturday, we have the victors from the Manchester, Wales, Burnley and Corby finals; AMETHYST (www.facebook.com/aovuk), CHAOS TRIGGER (www.facebook.com/chaostrigger), BLOODYARD (www.facebook.com/bloodyard666) and FROM EDEN TO EXILE (www.facebook.com/fromedenttoexile). Sunday’s bill swells with the inclusion of Oxford’s winners, HELLS GAZELLES (www.facebook.com/hellsgazelles), Birmingham’s victors, BURDEN OF THE NOOSE (www.facebook.com/burdenofthenoose666), plus Nottingham’s SPIRYTUS and the Black Country’s LEFT FOR RED (www.facebook.com/leftforreduk).

Joining the Jagermeister stage bill on Friday are Leicester death metallers, FOUL BODY AUTOPSY , Brum heavy metal beasts THE MIGHTY WRAITH and Notts stoner grunge squad, WITCHTRIPPER. Saturday sees the addition of Kettering’s symphonic metal outfit, DIVINE SOLACE and Blackpool death metal machine, CIRCLE SPECTRE HAUNTING. Also added on Sunday are Bristol prog metallers ENDEAVOUR, Norwich thrashers KILLER HURTS and Wigan hard rockers, BIG FOOT.

BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to announce its partnership with TEENAGE CANCER TRUST for the fifth year in a row. Since kicking off a relationship in 2011, over £21,000 has been raised for the charity, with the money going to help the UK’s teenagers & young adults with cancer. To celebrate hitting the £20k mark and this special anniversary, this year we’ve set a fundraising target of £12,500 so we need your help to shatter that! Once again the charity will have a stall in the market area, where you can purchase Teenage Cancer Trust merchandise and join in the popular ‘T-Shirt Amnesty’ (clear some drawer space and bring your unwanted band t-shirts to donate or swap). There are also three very special raffle prizes up for grabs. On Friday, you could meet headliners TRIVIUM and watch their first three songs side of stage, while on Saturday, WITHIN TEMPTATION offer the same prize. On Sunday, one lucky winner could be taking home a black gloss BC Rich Warlock Edge guitar, signed by 2014 BLOODSTOCK headliners, DOWN. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is purchase a raffle ticket for £1 at the charity stand, so stop by, pick up a ticket and be in with a chance of winning.

This year, Halfords are on site, so if you don’t fancy lugging all your camping gear to Catton Park, or you simply want to treat yourself to an inflatable mattress, get the full info and pre-order your necessities upfront at http://bit.ly/1CW6eC9, then collect on site! Simples!

If you’re travelling to BLOODSTOCK by train, don’t forget to book your Big Green Coach shuttle bus tickets to get you & your camping gear from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site. There’s still time to book coach travel from 26 different locations around the country or a coach & festival ticket package. Check out all the info & ticket options at http://goo.gl/23pfik.

Tickets for BLOODSTOCK 2015 are available via the 24hr ticketline at 0871 230 5584 or online at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956, priced at the very reasonable £135 (plus booking fee) for a four-day Thursday through Sunday weekend ticket with camping, or £60 (plus booking fee) for a day ticket. Limited VIP packages and upgrades are also available, plus pre-booked car parking at a cheaper rate than ‘on the day’. Camper van pitches are now all SOLD OUT!

All these killer bands are on the bill! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH D.T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, RAGING SPEEDHORN, XERATH and WOLF. Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GODFLESH and ARNOCORPS, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, GODSIZED, plus many more.

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

 Buckcherry to Release New Album.

BuckcherryTuesday 21st July 2015
Los Angeles’ notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, will release their 7th studio album, Rock ‘n’ Roll, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline. In anticipation for the upcoming record, the band will premiere a new track/video for their first single, “Bring It On Back,” on Tuesday, June 2nd - http://vevo.ly/qREEKc

On their Rock ‘n’ Roll, 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.

“There’s been so much talk about how rock ‘n’ roll is dead and all of this bullshit,” says Todd. “The funny thing is, that’s been going on since we put out our first record in 1999. We wanted to call the new album Rock ‘n’ Roll, because this is what we’ve been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavor of Buckcherry.”

They rev up Rock ‘n’ Roll with the propulsive first single and opener “Bring It On Back.” From the jump, a robust guitar groove struts right alongside an unshakable refrain. It’s got the band’s signature hallmarks, but Todd pulled lyrical inspiration from a new source altogether. “When I’m not on the road, I race Go Karts for my hobby,” he says. “The song is really about racing. I had a driver named Kurt Busch in mind when I wrote the lyrics. They call him ‘The Outlaw,’ and he’s a badass. It captures that intensity of racing and the mentality. I love it.”

“Bring It On Back” is an immediate reminder that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and thriving in 2015. 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.

Fans can catch Buckcherry live in concert this summer on their North American tour. Additional tour dates for July – September will be announced soon. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry for additional news and updates.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Track List:
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

 Zebrahead To Release Split EP With Man With A Mission.

ZebraheadTuesday 21st July 2015
Following an epic (and boozy) performance at this year’s Slam Dunk festivals, Zebrahead have announced the European release of their split EP with Man With A Mission.

The first taste of this EP comes in the form of a video for ‘Out of Control’. It was shot in Japan during the band’s visit for Punk Rock Spring 2015 and involved a full-size boxing ring being custom built for the shoot in a huge studio in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo. The two bands had a great time filming this video, maybe a little too much, given how hung over everyone was the day of the main shoot!

Watch ‘Out of Control’ here: https://youtu.be/AM6v-N2ZRrk

Man With A Mission hails from Japan and creates their own blend of hard rock and dance pop. Each of the five members wears a differently designed wolf mask for all the gigs. You might recognize their track ‘Higher’, also known as the theme song for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015.

This EP has already hit Number 1 in the Japanese iTunes Rock Chart and reached an impressive Number 2 in the overall physical chart for the whole country.

“We are way excited for the European release of the new EP! We had such a good time writing ‘Out of Control’ with Man With A Mission and hope our friends in Europe enjoy our first collaboration in years… the last one we did was with Motorhead, and hell, that got nominated for a Grammy. #DreamsDoComeTrue #LemmyIsGod”
- Ben from zebrahead

You can pre-order the EP here: http://smarturl.it/OutOfControlSplit

Catch Zebrahead on tour in the UK later this year…

ZEBRAHEAD/PATENT PENDING
• 21 Nov. Southend: Chinnerys
• 22 Nov. Birmingham: O2 Academy Birmingham 2
• 23 Nov. Nottingham: Rescue Rooms
• 24 Nov. Leeds: Stylus
• 25 Nov. Glasgow: The Garage
• 27 Nov. Manchester: Manchester Academy 3
• 28 Nov. London: Brooklyn Bowl London
• 29 Nov. Oxford: O2 Academy Oxford 2
• 30 Nov. Portsmouth: The Wedgewood Rooms
• 01 Dec. Bristol: The Marble Factory

 Queensryche Announce New Album.

QueensrycheTuesday 21st July 2015
Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock's most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.

The much-anticipated new offering, 'Condition Human', sees vocalist Todd LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary) in the band's native Washington, Condition Human is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape which will be released 2nd Oct via Century Media Records.

The epic album opening track, 'Arrow of Time', can be heard here:
https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/queensryche-arrow-of-time/s-3aMP6

QUEENSRŸCHE are currently on tour in Europe and will be touring as direct support to the legendary SCORPIONS across North America from Sept 10th to Oct 9th. For all dates either see below or head over to https://www.queensrycheofficial.com

The band's name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. QUEENSRŸCHE built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like IRON MAIDEN, GUNS N' ROSES, METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, and DEF LEPPARD. In recent years, they've consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen. Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, QUEENSRŸCHE won't relent. In fact, they're in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence.

QUEENSRŸCHE live:

21.07.2015 Metaldays Festival, Tolmin, SLOVENIA
22.07.2015 Szene Wien, Vienna, AUSTRIA
23.07.2015 Circolo Colony, Brescia, ITALY
24.07.2015 Atlantico, Roma, ITALY
26.07.2015 Z7 Summer Nights Open Air, Pratteln, SWITZERLAND
27.07.2015 Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, GERMANY
28.07.2015 Rock Classics au Chateau de Beaufort, Beaufort, LUXEMBOURG
29.07.2015 Turock, Essen, GERMANY
30.07.2015 Underground, Cologne, GERMANY
31.07.2015 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, GERMANY
01.08.2015 Skogsrojet Festival, Rejmyre, SWEDEN
03.08.2015 Melkweg, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS (Armored Saint support)
04.08.2015 Effenaar, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS (Armored Saint support)
05.08.2015 Marble Factory, Bristol, UK (Death Angel support)
06.08.2015 Electric Ballroom, London, UK (Armored Saint, Death Angel support)
07.08.2015 Concorde 2, Brighton, UK (Death Angel support)
08.08.2015 Alcatraz Festival, Kortrijk, BELGIUM

 City And Colour To Release New Album In October.

City And ColourMonday 20th July 2015
‘If I Should Go Before You’, the new album from world-renowned singer, songwriter and performer City and Colour (aka Dallas Green), will be released on October 9 on Dine Alone Records. In advance of the release, Zane Lowe recently premiered the lead track, ‘Woman’, on Beats 1. The lyric video can be seen HERE and purchased on iTunes HERE.
Recorded at Nashville, Tennessee’s Blackbird Studios, ‘If I Should Go Before You’ was produced by Green with additional production and engineering by Karl “Horse” Bareham. Unique to this project, the studio players on ‘If I Should Go Before You’ are made up of Green’s trusted touring band: Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs, Dead Weather) on bass, Dante Schwebel (Spanish Gold, Dan Auerbach) on guitar, Doug MacGregor (Constantines) on drums and Matt Kelly on pedal steel guitar and keys.

Of the album and recording process, Dallas comments, “They inspired me to want to create new music, just to create it with them - I don’t think I wrote these songs for the band, per se, but I certainly wrote them because of the band.” He goes on to add, “Anybody who has seen us play will understand that this is the best representation of what we do live that we have ever recorded. I was so excited about being able to make and record an album with these guys that it just flowed. I felt so confident about their abilities to make all of my ideas come true.”

‘If I Should Go Before You’ is Green’s fifth release as City and Colour and follows 2013’s ‘The Hurry and The Harm’, which received widespread critical and commercial praise. The album debuted at #1 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #4 in Australia, #16 in the U.S., and #32 in the U.K. - all career highs.

Most recently, in 2014, Green collaborated with international superstar Alecia Moore (aka P!nk) on a new project, entitled you+me. The duo’s acclaimed debut, ‘rose ave.’ debuted at #4 on the U.S. Top 200 Chart, #1 in Canada, #2 in Australia and #6 in Germany. Of the music, The Huffington Post praised, “While such prominent voices rarely mix too seamlessly, Green and Moore were destined to harmonize together,” while Entertainment Weekly declared, “The harmonies on the album are absolutely beautiful.”

The new album will be available for pre-order from this Friday, July 24th. Those who pre-order via iTunes will receive an immediate download of ‘Woman’. A fan pre-order will also be available the same day as of 2:00PM at www.cityandcolour.com featuring limited edition colored vinyl along with other unique items. For those that prefer to shop at record stores, a vinyl pre-order will be available in September, including a bonus 12” that fans will receive instantly upon order. Additional details to be announced.

‘IF I SHOULD GO BEFORE YOU’ TRACK LISTING
1. Woman
2. Northern Blues
3. Mizzy C
4. If I Should Go Before You
5. Killing Time
6. Wasted Love
7. Runaway
8. Lover Come Back
9. Map Of The World
10. Friends
11. Blood

 Bullet For My Valentine Unleash New Song.

Bullet For My ValentineMonday 20th July 2015
Welsh metal band Bullet For My Valentine today unleash a new track entitled “Army of Noise” from their forthcoming album VENOM set for release on 14th August on RCA. ?Fans who pre-order the album VENOM will receive an instant download of the band’s brand new song, “Army of Noise,” as well as previously released tracks “No Way Out” and “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War).” VENOM is available for pre-order now at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and at the band’s webstore.

Additionally, Bullet For My Valentine releases today a new lyric video for their latest track, “Army of Noise,” - Watch it Here. The band recently unveiled a powerful video for their current single “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War).” Watch it here.

Bullet For My Valentine is currently wrapping up their South American headline tour, and will be embarking on a North American tour with Slipknot and Lamb of God next week. Fans can purchase tickets now at http://www.bulletformyvalentine.com/.

Bullet For My Valentine then return to the UK to play a nationwide tour, taking in some of the more intimate shows after last playing a sold out arena tour of the UK which included Wembley Arena.

The UK dates are:


Mon 28 September Belfast Ulster Hall
Tue 29 September Dublin Olympia Theatre
Thu 1 October Bournemouth O2 Academy
Fri 2 October Reading Hexagon
Sat 3 October Guildford G Live
Mon 5 October Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Tue 6 October Stoke Victoria Hall
Wed 7 October Lincoln The Shed
Fri 9 October York Barbican
Sat 10 October Aberdeen Music Hall
Sun 11 October Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre
Tue 13 October Middlesbrough Empire
Wed 14 October Carlisle Sands Centre
Fri 16 October Leicester O2 Academy
Sat 17 October Bexhill-On-Sea De La Warr Pavilion
Sun 18 October Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Tue 20th October Swansea Brangwyn Hall
Wed 21 October Southampton O2 Guildhall
Thu 22 October Ipswich Corn Exchange

 Mayday Parade Announce new Album 'Black Lines'.

Mayday ParadeMonday 20th July 2015
Tallahassee, FL's Mayday Parade are excited to unveil the details for their new album 'Black Lines', to release October 9th, with pre-orders set to launch July 30th. The band's fifth full-length features a guest vocal spot from Real Friends' frontman Dan Lambton.

Mayday Parade - 'Black Lines' Track List:
1. One Of Them Will Destory The Other (Feat. Dan Lambton)
2. Just Out Of Reach
3. Hollow
4. Letting Go
5. Let's Be Honest
6. Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology
7. Narrow
8. Underneath The Tide
9. All On Me
10. Until You're Big Enough
11. Look Up And See Infinity, Look Down And See Nothing
12. One Of Us

MAYDAY PARADE - Ten years ago, a group of friends from Tallahassee, FL formed a band and traveled the country, selling their CD to anyone that would listen in parking lots at Vans Warped Tour. Building a following from the roots up, one fan at a time, Mayday Parade has garnered a lifelong, massive dedicated fanbase, in their evolution from hard-working local band to global force. Delving into the musical influences that have inspired their decade-long career, the band have delivered their most refreshing, exciting, passion-driven release to date with new album 'Black Lines'. Melodically diverse, the collection of 12 stunning tracks blends driving rock riffs with the band's signature heartfelt lyrics into a whole new take on their sound, without losing what is quintessentially Mayday Parade. While musically raising the bar, Mayday Parade constantly reminds fans and industry alike just why they are leaders of their field.

 Atreyu Back With New Album 'Long Live'.

AtreyuMonday 20th July 2015
Approximately a year ago, Atreyu – one of the pivotal, definitive groups of the American hard rock and heavy metal scene that dominated the ’00s – emerged from a period of self-imposed dormancy; the musicians played both festivals and sold-out headline shows, released a new song that earned instant social media trending status (‘So Others May Live’), and commenced writing a new album, to the delight of the fans.

Now, the band is gearing up to unleash that album, Long Live, on September 18th via Search and Destory/Spinefarm Records, and there is a swell of activity surrounding the release.

The video for the title track, directed by band bassist Porter McKnight, premieres today, July 17th.

Watch it here here on youtube

The band has also revealed the full track-listing for the album, along with the cover art.

Pre-orders for Long Live are available with ticket bundles; fans can pre-order the record here www.longliveatreyu.com or on iTunes.

Drummer Brandon Saller says, “This is my favourite video we’ve ever created. We were fortunate to have our own Porter McKnight at the helm with the art direction and filming. Also, we wanted to make the pre-order options interesting and have items for the true collector. Grab your pre-order and get the title track instantly. Then I recommend going to your car, cranking it up and driving fast while screaming your f**ing head off!"

“Long Live is by far my favourite Atreyu video, which his fitting because our new record, Long Live, is the strongest Atreyu record to date,” adds frontman Alex Varkatzas.

McKnight has provided the art direction for the entire project, from album artwork to promo photos, making the overall set-up truly of the band and by the band…

“To be at the helm of a project that holds so much love and joy for us provides an indescribable sense of excitement and pleasure,” says McKnight. “It is truly a fantastic experience and an honour unlike any I’ve ever known.”

Long Live track-listing:
1. Long Live
2. Live To Labor
3. I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You)
4. Cut Off The Head
5. A Bitter Broken Memory
6. Do You Know Who You Are
7. Revival (Interlude)
8. Heartbeats And Flatlines
9. Brass Balls
10. Moments Before Dawn
11. Start To Break
12. Reckless

 The View Announce September UK Tour.

The ViewMonday 20th July 2015
Off the back of Isle of Wight, T in The Park and Kyle Falconer’s tour with Mark Ronson performing The Bike Song, (Glastonbury, Benicassim and Australian dates) The View are pleased to announce a UK tour in September and October.

The View release their 5th studio album Ropewalk on September 11th on Cooking Vinyl. Produced by Albert Hammond Jr & Gus Oberg (The Strokes) the album features tracks Marriage and Under The Rug.

“I would say that this record has really taken us out of our comfort zone. It was a huge compliment having Albert & Gus produce the album and we're really excited with the result. I think it's our most inventive album yet, we really opened ourselves up to creative possibilities and thankfully the vision paid off. We can't wait to get out there and play it live..." says Kyle Falconer of The View.

The tour kicks off in Aberdeen on September 16th.

September

Wed 16th Aberdeen The Lemon Tree
Thu 17th Newcastle O2 Academy
Fri 18th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Sat 19th Wrexham Central Station
Wed 23rd London Electric Ballroom
Thu 24th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Fri, 25th Sheffield The Leadmill
Sat, 26th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Sun, 27th Nottingham The Rescue Rooms
Tue, 29th Manchester Gorilla
Wed, 30th Hull The Adelphi

October

Thu 1st Cumbria The Old Fire Station
Sun 4th Edinburgh The Liquid
Mon 5th Edinburgh The Liquid Rooms

 Ghost Announce New Album.

GhostMonday 20th July 2015
Ghost today announced the arrival of “From The Pinnacle To The Pit” from their forthcoming third sacred psalm, Meliora. The song is available to stream HERE and will be available for instant download for those who pre-order the album, along with the previously released track “Cirice”.

Meliora is due out on August 21st via Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings, and is the follow up to 2013’s heralded Infestissumam.

“We have always had the craving for a truly stomping riff-based song, Led Zeppelin-style. Something that would sound great coming out of a car stereo in an American high school parking lot” – A Nameless Ghoul, regarding “From The Pinnacle To The Pit”

Early praise for Meliora…

"A perfect occult Metal mass” – 7 out of 7, Metal Hammer

"The record is yet another creative giant leap forward for the group, mixing up in various and fascinating ways '70s-era psychedelic and prog rock, unhinged doom metal and classic AOR balladry - all of it informed by a pronounced, sophisticated pop consciousness that yields ear candy-like hooks that last for days" – Music Radar

A European tour will be announced shortly.

Current European dates:

19.07.2015 - Joensu (FI) @ llosaairock
08.08.2015 - Gavle (SE) @ Getaway Rock
28.08.2015 - Paris (FR) @ Rock en Seine
29.08.2015 - Reading (UK) @ Reading Festival
30.08.2015 - Leeds (UK) @ Leeds Festival

Meliora track-listing

1. Spirit
2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
3. Cirice
4. Spöksonat
5. He Is
6. Mummy Dust
7. Majesty
8. Devil Church
9. Absolution
10. Deus in Absentia

 Parkway Drive Announce 2016 UK Tour.

Parkway DriveMonday 20th July 2015
Parkway Drive have announced an extensive European Tour, in support of their upcoming album Ire. The tour will take place in January and February 2016, and will include some of the biggest venues the band has played in mainland Europe and UK to date.

Please find the full list of dates below. The tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 17th at 11am.

Jan-22nd 2016 - Germany - Würzburg @ Posthalle
Jan-23rd 2016 - Germany - München @ Zenith - TICKETS
Jan-24th 2016 - Germany - Berlin @ Columbiahalle - TICKETS
Jan-26th 2016 - Norway - Oslo @ Rockefeller - TICKETS
Jan-27th 2016 - Sweden - Stockholm @ Arenan - TICKETS
Jan-28th 2016 - Denmark - Copenhagen @ Vega - TICKETS
Jan-29th 2016 - Germany - Hamburg @ Sporthalle - TICKETS
Jan-30th 2016 - Germany - Köln @ Palladium - TICKETS
Jan-31st 2016 - Germany - Leipzig @ Haus Auensee - TICKETS
Feb-1st 2016 - Austria - Wien @ Gasometer - TICKETS
Feb-2nd 2016 - Hungary - Budapest @ Barba Negra - TICKETS
Feb-3rd 2016 - Croatia - Zagreb @ Tvornica - TICKETS
Feb-4th 2016 - Italy - Milan @ Fabrique - TICKETS
Feb-5th 2016 - Switzerland - Zurich @ Volkshaus - TICKETS
Feb-6th 2016 - Switzerland - Lausanne @ Les Docks - TICKETS
Feb-7th 2016 - France - Lyon @ Le Transbordeur - TICKETS
Feb-8th 2016 - Spain - Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 1 - TICKETS
Feb-9th 2016 - Spain - Madrid @ Sala San Miguel - TICKETS
Feb-11th 2016 - France - Paris @ Le Bataclan - TICKETS
Feb-12th 2016 - UK - London @ O2 Brixton Academy - TICKETS
Feb-13th 2016 - UK - Manchester @ O2 Apollo - TICKETS
Feb-14th 2016 - UK - Glasgow @ O2 Academy - TICKETS
Feb-15th 2016 - UK - Birmingham @ O2 Academy - TICKETS
Feb-16th 2016 - Belgium - Brussels @ AB - TICKETS
Feb-17th 2016 - Holland - Tilburg @ 013 - TICKETS

Parkway Drive’s highly anticipated fifth album, Ire will be released September 25 on Epitaph.

Watch the band's most epic video to date, featuring the band engaging in death defying stunts, for the track "Vice Grip" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ItHNdrPEh0

As seen in the "Vice Grip" video, these demonstrations of risk-taking, of showing no fear, and of acquiring new skills could be a metaphor for the entire creation of Ire, the follow up to 2012's Atlas which was certified gold in Australia. Parkway Drive has taken a stunning creative leap and produced what they consider to be a career-defining statement.

Parkway Drive has spent the past decade at the forefront of heavy music worldwide, and yet Ire is the sound of a band that continues to push their own limits. This is the kind of band that can sell-out stadiums and who have reached metal god-like status in their home country. But Parkway Drive still welcomes the excitement of setting up a DIY show in Kolkata, India as seen in their world tour documentary Home is for the Heartless (2012).

The Australian powerhouse has tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. Ire is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in Winston's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve.

Pre-orders for Ire are available at ParkwayDriveRock.com.

Ire Track Listing
1. Destroyer
2. Dying To Believe
3. Vice Grip
4. Crushed
5. Fractures
6. Writings on the Wall
7. Bottom Feeder
8. The Sound of Violence
9. Vicious
10. Dedicated
11. A Deathless Song

 Welcome To Devil City Angels.

Devil City AngelsMonday 20th July 2015
DEVIL CITY ANGELS have launched their debut video for the track 'Boneyard' taken from their self-titled album, scheduled for release September 11th through Century Media. The video was shot in Los Angeles and was directed by Marco De Molina.

You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjrB0N6aBvY

DEVIL CITY ANGELS, the band originally formed by Rikki Rockett (Poison), Tracii Guns (L.A Guns), Eric Brittingham (Cinderella), and vocalist Brandon Gibbs, has signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. Their debut self-titled album was produced by the band in Los Angeles and mixed in Nashville by Anthony Focx. Following the recording of the album, bass player Eric Brittingham decided not to continue with the project and his spot has been taken by Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake).

 Bring Me The Horizon Get Happy.

Bring Me The HorizonMonday 20th July 2015
Sunday, July 12th 2015 saw the much anticipated unveiling of a brand new track by Sheffield’s finest, Bring Me The Horizon. ‘Happy Song’ was the ‘rockest’ record on Dan Carter’s rock show last night. The track is now on Vevo following it’s first play and is available to purchase now from iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/HappySongBMTH

2013 saw Bring Me The Horizon release the most important album of their career, ‘Sempiternal’. The album triggered a year of triumphs for the young band from Sheffield, entering the UK album chart at # 3 and selling over 300k to date, it firmly put them on the map and proved that a metal band can make their mark on the mainstream.

Bring Me Horizon brought 2014 to a close on a huge high with a sold out show at Wembley Arena and a hit single with a brand new track entitled ‘Drown’.

The band will release the Live DVD of their incendiary performance -from their sell-out show at Wembley Arena, titled Bring Me The Horizon: Live At Wembley, on July 27th.

The band will also be playing the main stage at Reading & Leeds in August, just below Metallica.

 The Gaslight Anthem Announce One Off London Show.

The Gaslight AnthemMonday 20th July 2015
New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem have announced that they will play a one-off show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire with support from Against Me! on Saturday 29th August. Tickets for which will go on-sale from 9am on Friday 17th July and are available from: www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-gaslight-anthem-tickets.

This summer sees The Gaslight Anthem return to the UK for the first time in 2015. The band will be back on the European Festival circuit following the release of their UK Top Five acclaimed album‘Get Hurt’ last year culminating in performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals at the end of August.

Recorded at the legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg), ‘Get Hurt’ sees The Gaslight Anthem pushing their raw, stripped back rock ‘n’ roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging across folk, punk, and Americana. It is an album that is heavier, and yet at the same time more intimate, than anything they have produced to date.

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM LIVE:
FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST LEEDS FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 29TH AUGUST O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON
SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST READING FESTIVAL

 The Menzingers To Support The Offspring.

MenzingersMonday 20th July 2015
The Menzingers are coming back to Europe in August and their plotted run of festival dates and one-offs will culminate with their previously announced appearances at Reading & Leeds festivals. In the week prior, the Philadelphia quartet will be supporting The Offspring at two sold out shows in Manchester and London and they’ve also just announced a sure-to-be-sweaty headline show at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff on 27th August. Support on this date will come from Great Cynics and The Cut Ups.

With their latest album ‘Rented World’ released via Epitaph Records in 2014, The Menzingers have been busy touring the globe and their return to UK shores is highly anticipated following their headline tour here back in October last year which saw them play to a Sold Out Electric Ballroom in London.

UK DATES:
25th Aug – Manchester O2 Apollo (Supporting The Offspring) - SOLD OUT
26th Aug – Brixton O2 Academy (Supporting The Offspring) - SOLD OUT
27th Aug – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff (Headline) –
28th Aug – Reading Festival
29th Aug – Leeds Festival

 Spector Return With New Single 'Stay High'.

SpectorMonday 20th July 2015
Having impressed fans and critics alike with previous singles ‘All The Sad Young Men’ and ‘Bad Boyfriend’, Spector return with new single
‘Stay High’ released August 21st on Fiction Records.

Taken from their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Moth Boys’, ‘Stay High,’ “is about keeping yourself distracted while everything around you goes to shit”, says Fred Macpherson. “When all that's left of your relationship are dates booked on Groupon and your sense of adventure's dictated by the offers on lastminute.com it's hard not to want to dislodge yourself from reality permanently.”

Produced by the band with Dev Hynes, Duncan Mills and Adam Jaffrey, ‘Moth Boys’ marks a huge leap forward for the band. Where their Top 20 debut ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ was a precocious blast of stadium-inspired indie rock, their new music is something else entirely and has a depth to match.

After three sold out London shows and an explosive set at Glastonbury, Spector are touring the UK this October finishing off with a show at Heaven on October 29th.

Spector play:

OCTOBER
Tue 13th BRISTOL, Thekla
Wed 14th BIRMINGHAM, Library
Thurs 15th NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Sat 17th MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Sun 18th NEWCASTLE, Cluny
Tue 20th EDINBURGH, Electric Circus
Wed 21st GLASGOW, King Tut’s
Thu 22nd LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 2
Sat 24th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Sun 25th LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Tue 27th BRIGHTON, Patterns
Wed 28th OXFORD, O2 Academy 2
Thu 29th LONDON, Heaven

Tickets On Sale Now

 Don Broco Announce New Single 'Superlove' And August Tour.

Don BrocoMonday 20th July 2015
Don Broco have revealed the video for their brand new single ‘Superlove’, taken from the band’s upcoming album Automatic released on August 7th through Epic Records. Set at a dining table that would make the Mad Hatter think twice, Don Broco entertain some outlandish dinner guests in the gluttonously amusing video for ‘Superlove’.

The single received its debut TV airing last month when the band performed at Made In Chelsea’s very own music festival. The huge harmonised choruses and sunshine swagger went down a storm with cast members and fans alike.

WATCH ‘SUPERLOVE’ HERE

Don Broco have also announced a series of intimate headline shows, returning to the early venues of their career. The seven-date tour will kick off with a hometown show in the first venue the band ever played at Bedford’s Esquires, before working its way through the country and finishing at Glasgow’s King Tuts on August 14th.

DON BROCO HEADLINE TOUR
06/08 – Bedford, Esquires
07/08 – London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
09/08 – Colchester, Arts Centre
10/08 – Stoke, Sugarmill
11/08 – York, Duchess
12/08 – Birmingham, Temple
14/08 – Glasgow, Kings Tuts
13/12 – London, Brixton Academy
The band will also be performing a string of festival performances through the summer including Reading & Leeds Festival, Make A Scene and Butserfest 2015, the latter two of which the band headline.

DON BROCO FESTIVAL APPERANCES
04/07 – Godiva Festival, Coventry
17/07 – Truck Festival, Oxford
01/08 – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
02/08 – Festival Arenal Sound, Spain
15/08 – Make A Scene Festival, Middlesbrough
28/08 – Reading Festival, Reading
29/08 – Leeds Festival, Leeds
12/09 – Butserfest, Petersfield


 Megadeth And Lamb Of God Announce Co-Headline Tour.

MegadethMonday 20th July 2015
Megadeth and Lamb Of God are pleased to announce a full UK & Eire co-headline tour in November 2015. The tour will coincide with the release, later this year, of Megadeth’s 15th Studio album through Tradecraft / Universal. Lamb of God's blistering new album 'VII: Sturm und Drang' will be released July 24 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Formed in 1983, Megadeth are one of the true pioneers and innovators of metal music. The band have sold more than 38 million albums worldwide. The band released their 14th studio album, “Super Collider, in 2013 through Dave Mustaine’s own Tradecraft label. Megadeth have just finished recording a new studio album – due for release later in 2015. This year also marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their seminal debut album “Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good”.

June 2015 saw Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine pick up the Golden God Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2015 at London’s Indigo at The O2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33154299

Dave Mustaine says, “Having just finished an amazing record full of high-energy heavy metal with Chris Adler, Kiko Loureiro and David Ellefson, I am excited to announce this tour and see all of the metal fans come out for this one. I literally can’t wait to hit the stage again!”

The tour is a co-headline with Lamb Of God.

After headlining the second stage at the Download Festival last month, Virginian metal titans LAMB OF GOD are delighted to return to the UK as co-headliners this November. Hailed by Metal Hammer as "their finest outing in a decade", Lamb of God's blistering new album 'VII: Sturm und Drang' will be released July 24 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. With 3 new songs already unveiled, you can now also hear new track 'Erase This' at: http://smarturl.it/EraseThisAudio. The band star on the front cover of Kerrang! this week. Respected longtime drummer Chris Adler recently joined the Megadeth ranks as well, so will perform with both bands each show.

"I have to say that it's definitely exciting to be announcing this one! I'm more than pleased to let the world know that Lamb Of God will be sharing the bill with thrash metal legends, Megadeth, for five shows in the UK and Ireland, from November 9th-15th! It's been almost a decade since we've had the opportunity to tour with Megadeth, and we're absolutely thrilled to be teaming up with them once again for these very special UK dates. Also appearing will be our good friends and long time co-conspirators Children Of Bodom and Sylosis. This lineup is unstoppable! If you're not stoked about this bill, then you very simply do not like heavy metal! Take a plane, take a boat, hitch a ride, take the tube, bring your Wellies…see you there!" – Mark Morton, Lamb Of God.

Support comes from Children Of Bodom and Sylosis.

World renowned Finnish heavy metal powerhouse Children Of Bodom are set to release their ninth studio album ‘I Worship Chaos’worldwide on October 2,2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Over the last twenty years, Finland’s Children Of Bodom have incorporated many different musical styles into their celebrated sound, leading critics and fans to label them as melodic death metal, thrash metal, symphonic black metal, and neoclassical metal. Their enthralling mix of melodic hooks and instrumental acrobatics has solidified the band as one of the leading voices of music's new generation.

Widely hailed as “One of the UK’s finest modern metal bands” (Kerrang!) Reading 4 piece Sylosis released their 4th album “Dormant Heart” back in January 2015, which was applauded as a ‘raging and triumphant beast of an album’ by Metal Hammer.

Full dates are as follows for Megadeth Lamb Of God co-headline UK and Eire tour

NOVEMBER 2015

MONDAY 9th 3 ARENA, DUBLIN EIRE
WEDNESDAY 11th BREAHEAD ARENA, GLASGOW UK
THURSDAY 12th O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER UK
SATURDAY 14th THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY UK
SUNDAY 15th O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM UK

 Crossfaith To Release New Studio Album 'Xeno'.

CrossfaithMonday 20th July 2015
Crossfaith have today announced their forthcoming studio album ‘Xeno’, an album arguably unlike any other album to be released this year. ‘Xeno’ is set for release via UNFD on September 18th.

For a taste of what’s to come, check out the title track ‘Xeno’ here:
http://smarturl.it/XENOvid

Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/CrossfaithXENO

This record has a story of hope, failure, love, betrayal and death woven into its fabric so skilfully it's impossible to tell where truth ends and fiction begins. It's both an escape from and examination of reality that reveals more and more truths the further it delves.

Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb Of God, Hatebreed) and mastered by Ted Jensen, ‘Xeno’ takes the groundwork laid by 2013's ‘Apocalyze’ and 2012's ‘Zion’ EP as well as the band's vast touring history and catapults them into a whole new league.

‘Xeno’ is an artistic endeavour like few others, with roots in manga, anime and the furthest reaches of its creators' minds. Frontman Kenta 'Ken' Koie, guitarist Kazuki Takemura, bassist Hiroki ‘Hiro’ Ikegawa, keyboardist Terufumi 'Teru' Tamano and drummer Tatsuya Amano are, quite simply, operating on a different level.

“This record is dedicated to everyone because we believe it will make a new phase in this music culture...

We had a bad time after we released the last album ‘APOCALYZE'. Our original guitarist Kazuki had to leave during a tour due to a cerebral haemorrhage, it was the worst thing to happen to us in our entire music career. Fortunately or unfortunately, it just affected his left hand. He is still alive, he never gave up as a musician and he wrote a couple songs for this record as well. It has bound us together as one.” Comments Ken.

He continues… “The experience of working with Josh Wilbur means a lot to us.
He brought us fresh feelings and has helped us to create our best record to date.
We put everything we’ve got into ‘Xeno’ and it is the most important and precious thing to us.

We can't wait to share the experience of ‘Xeno’. It is beating, it is alive!
We are dedicating this record to everyone!”

Xeno is a character, two to be exact. This is an intricate story of artificial intelligence meets human desperation. The two combine to see the human Xeno, so distraught with the state of the world that he endeavours to bring creation through devastation.

“Everyone has a dark side,” says Ken. “Everybody is so hypocritical. And everything – our world – is being completely fucked up by so many people, especially the government. It's easy to see what they do. So Xeno, the person, decides to do something big so he can hit reset and start again.”

Crossfaith will be touring the UK later this year as main support to Skindred. Full dates below

CROSSFAITH (Supporting Skindred)
04 NOV O2 Guildhall, Southampton
05 NOV UEA, Norwich
06 NOV Rock City, Nottingham
07 NOV Academy, Manchester
08 NOV O2 Academy, Newcastle
10 NOV O2 ABC, Glasgow
11 NOV Stylus, Leeds
12 NOV O2 Academy, Bristol
13 NOV O2 Institute, Birmingham
14 NOV O2 Brixton Academy, London

‘Xeno’ Track Listing:

1. System X
2. Xeno
3. Raise Your Voice
4. Devil’s Party
5. Ghost In The Mirror (feat. Caleb Shomo from Beartooth)
6. Dystopia
7. Wildfire (feat. Benji Webbe from Skindred)
8. Tears Fall
9. Paint It Black
10. Vanguard
11. Calm The Storm
12. Astral Heaven

 Children Of Bodom Stream New Song.

Children Of BodomMonday 20th July 2015
Finnish Heavy Metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM have released the first track from the forthcoming ninth album, I Worship Chaos, which will be released on October 2nd via Nuclear Blast. Listen to 'Morrigan' over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Ha8adzWPP4

I Worship Chaos track list:
01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
03. Morrigan
04. Horns
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All For Nothing
10. Widdershins
Bonus tracks (digibook only):
11. Mistress Of Taboo (PLASMATICS cover)
12. Danger Zone (KENNY LOGGINS cover)
13. Black Winter Day (AMORPHIS cover)
Bonus DVD (digibook only):
01. Making Of

 Dragonforce Release Live DVD.

DragonforceMonday 20th July 2015
Today, multi-national, high-speed non-stop metal machine DragonForce have released their first ever live DVD. ‘In The Line Of Fire’ was shot at the Saitama Arena, Japan last October and is out now via earMusic.

Check out the live video for ‘Black Winter Night’ here: https://youtu.be/iOSS3V2dPuw

The full track listing is as follows:

CD
1. Fury Of The Storm
2. Three Hammers
3. Black Winter Night
4. Seasons
5. Tomorrow's Kings
6. Symphony Of The Night
7. Cry Thunder
8. Ring Of Fire
9. Through The Fire And Flames
10. Valley Of The Damned
11. Defenders (Only on CD format)

DVD/Blu-ray (more than 100 minutes running time)
1. Fury Of The Storm
2. Three Hammers
3. Tokyo Party*
4. Black Winter Night
5. Seasons
6. Sam Off Tour*
7. Fred - Life In France*
8. Tomorrow's Kings
9. Symphony Of The Night
10. Gee's Drums Journey*
11. Japan Show Day*
12. Cry Thunder
13. Behind The World Tour, Part 1*
14. Marc's Inspirations*
15. Behind The World Tour, Part 2*
16. Ring Of Fire
17. Through The Fire And Flames
18. The Crew
19. Vadim Back Home*
20. Herman's Time Off*
21. Valley Of The Damned

Extra:
1. Marc's Tokyo Adventure
2. Fred Loves Japan
*Bonus Material

'In The Line Of Fire' is available in DVD, DVD plus CD, and Blu-Ray Formats.

 Clutch To Release New Album In October.

ClutchMonday 20th July 2015
Clutch, the influential heavy rock band from Maryland, will release their eleventh studio album “Psychic Warfare” on October 2, again via their own label Weathermaker Music. The album was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) and consists of 12 new tracks. “The title ‘Psychic Warfare’ is taken from the track, ‘X-Ray Visions” states singer Neil Fallon. “It’s a tale about an unnamed protagonist who is forced to seek refuge in a flop house motel. He is hiding from several nefarious psychic forces, the worst of which is his own sleep deprived paranoia.” The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters.

Clutch is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Neil Fallon, drummer Jean-Paul Gaster, guitarist Tim Sult, and bassist Dan Maines.

“Psychic Warfare” track listing:

01 The Affidavit
02 X-Ray Visions
03 Firebirds
04 A Quick Death in Texas
05 Sucker For The Witch
06 Your Love is Incarceration
07 Doom Saloon
08 Our Lady of Electric Light
09 Noble Savage Clutch
10 Behold the Colossus
11 Decapitation Blues
12 Son Of Virginia

Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band”. They released their tenth studio album Earth Rocker via Weathermaker Music in March 2013. The album entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 giving the band their highest chart position to date.

Clutch’s Earth Rocker reached #1 on the Rock Chart and #4 on iTunes' overall Top 100 album chart. Earth Rocker was awarded “Album of The Year” by Metal Hammer and garnered a Top 10 spot on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of the Year”. Rolling Stone further enthused: “Four Maryland lifers — road dogs who've been grinding since the early Fugazi administration, cranking out seething admixtures of jam-band chops, careening blues-punk riffs and singer Neil Fallon's nerdy, piss-taking wiseass lyrics — release their hardest rocking set to date. Look for a go-go break (and some clever punning on the phrase "drop the bomb!) on ‘D.C. Sound Attack!’ Inspirational verse: “if you're gonna do it/ do it live on stage/ or don't do it at all.”

If you missed Clutch's main stage Download Festival performance recently, the band will be touring extensively throughout 2015 including UK shows in November and December. Tickets are on sale now for the following dates:

November
Fri 20th Nov - DUBLIN Olympia
Sat 21st Nov - BELFAST Limelight
Mon 23rd Nov - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Tue 24th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 25th Nov - BRISTOL O2 Academy

December
Thu 10th Dec - MANCHESTER Ritz
Fri 11th Dec - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Sat 12th Dec - LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

 Alesana Set For The UK.

AlesanaMonday 20th July 2015
North Carolina’s finest metalcore export Alesana are set to the return to the UK for a string of dates in August.

After releasing their fifth studio album, Confessions, they are heading back to the United Kingdom for seven dates across the country. You can catch Alesana on the following dates:

8/17/2015 London, UK The Garage
8/18/2015 Nottingham, UK Rock City
8/19/2015 Edinburgh, UK Studio 24
8/20/2015 Leeds, UK Key Club
8/21/2015 Southampton, UK Joiners
8/22/2015 Swansea, UK Sin City
8/23/2015 Bristol, UK The Fleece

The band are currently streaming their latest single 'Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen' over on YouTube right now.

Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytMYEBqu-2A

 Baby Godzilla Forced To Change Name.

HeckMonday 20th July 2015
"Friends,

This may seem abrupt but following some fairly conclusive and forceful instructions it is time we instigated a change. We; the collective of Matt Reynolds, Jonny Hall, Tom Marsh and Paul Shelley, will from now on and henceforth be known as HECK.

To all of the incredible people we have had the absolute pleasure of meeting, working with, playing with and playing to make no mistake; this is still us. We will never compromise and we promise you our undivided commitment, ambition and passion. Every drop of blood and energy we have belongs to you.

This news is not presented with regret and although this wasn’t ultimately our long-term plan we are looking at this as an exciting new chapter. We press on, reinvigorated, focused and with more fire in our bellies than ever.

Don’t fear the change, we’re here for you, get behind us."

Sincerely,
Matt, Jonny, Tom and Paul

Debut album coming Autumn 2015. Further announcements soon.

 Nile Reveal New Album Tracklisting.

NileMonday 20th July 2015
In anticipation of their new upcoming record, the masters of historical-themed brutality NILE reveal the tracklist of 'What Should Not Be Unearthed' which will be released on August 28th via Nuclear Blast.

The tracklist is as follows:
01. Call To Destruction
02. Negating The Abominable Coils Of Apep
03. Liber Stellae Rubeae
04. In The Name Of Amun
05. What Should Not Be Unearthed
06. Evil To Cast Out Evil
07. Age Of Famine
08. Ushabti Reanimator
09. Rape Of The Black Earth
10. To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed

Mastermind Karl Sanders comments on the band’s new output;
“The goal for the new record was sheer epic brutality. The focus this time around is on brutal Heavy Metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an 'Annihilation Of The Wicked' approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. So we believe that we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. Although 'Unearthed' is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from us over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around.”

Nile will be playing the UK this September with support from Nuclear Blast label mates Suffocation.
You can see Nile and Suffocation at the following shows;
(inc. ticket links)
6th Sept – Plymouth, The Hub
7th Sept – Manchester, Sound Control
8th Sept – London, The Dome
9th Sept – Bristol, The Marble Factory

 Defeater Announce new Album.

DefeaterMonday 20th July 2015
Unlike most bands—and especially most hardcore bands— Defeater don’t write songs so much as they write histories, and specifically the history of a never-named New Jersey family whose already troubled lives disintegrate into torment, rendered all the more tragic for the depth and detail of singer Derek Archambault’s lyrics. Abandoned—recorded earlier this year at guitarist Jay Maas’ studio, with drummer Joe Longobardi, bassist Mike Poulin and guitarist Jake Woodruff—is the most relentlessly raw and uncompromising chapter so far, powered by a renewed sense of artistic ambition and a plot twist no one could have expected.
Abandoned was written and recorded in a welcome period of relief in Archambault’s life, after he’d finally received a life-changing surgery that repaired severe hip damage he suffered in an injury. Archambault’s surgery, he says, allowed him to redouble his connection with his own writing, leaving him clear to truly inhabit what he calls his own Glass family—after the famous J.D. Salinger characters. The new album chronicles the story of a lapsed Catholic priest, whose battles in Europe during the war drag him first toward faith and then his own poisonous faithlessness.

Archambault states:
"One of the threads running through this record is how people sometimes look for the answers to their problems in the darkest places."
For the newly introduced to the band, Defeater's debut Travels started the story with the younger brother, a lifelong misfit forced to kill his father in defense of his mother, and forced to live with the consequences no matter how far he runs. Sophomore album Empty Days followed the older brother, dazed from the death of his father and fighting as his life dissolves into drinking and debt. And most recent album Letters Home was a surprisingly compassionate look at the father and his experiences overseas in World War II, presented in a reverse-chronological order that transformed the monster from Travels back into the man he once was.

Pre-orders for Abandoned are available at Kings Road Merch - http://flyt.it/DefeaterAbandonedstore and iTunes - http://found.ee/DefeaterAbandoned .

Defeater is touring in the UK and mainland Europe at the moment and will return on the Impericon Never Say Die Tour! this fall in support of the new album.
ABANDONED TRACK LIST
1. Contrition
2. Unanswered
3. December 1943
4. Spared In Hell
5. Divination
6. Borrowed & Blue
7. Penance
8. Remorse
9. Pillar Of Salt
10. Atonement
11. Vice & Regret

DEFEATER EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
07 July – Bristol (UK) - Marble Factory
08 July – Birmingham (UK) - The Oobleck
09 July – Edinburgh (UK) - Studio 24
10 July – Cheltenham (UK) - 2000trees Festival
11 July – Paris (FR) - Espace B
12 July – Cologne (DE) - Underground
13 July – Muncih (DE) - Feierwerk
14 July – Vienna (AT) - Viper Room
15 July – Dunaújváros (HUN) - Rockmaraton Festival
16 July – Viveiro (ES) - Resurrection Festival
18 July – Dour (BE) – Dour Festival
IMPERICON NEVER SAY DIE! TOUR
06 Nov – Wiesbaden (DE) – Schlachthof
07 Nov – Antwerp (BE) – Trix
08 Nov – London (UK) – Koko
09 Nov – Manchester (UK) – Club Academy
10 Nov – Glasgow (UK) – Garage
11 Nov – Bristol (UK) – Marble Factory
12 Nov – Haarlem (NL) – Patronaat
13 Nov – Hamburg (DE) – Markthalle
14 Nov – Berlin (DE) – Astra
15 Nov – Prague (CZ) – Meet factory
16 Nov – Hungary (HU) – Durer Kert
17 Nov – Vienne (AT) – Arena
18 Nov – Bologna (IT) – Zona Roveri
19 Nov – Munich (DE) – Backstage
20 Nov – Pratteln (CH) – 27
21 Nov – Lyon (FR) – CCO
22 Nov – Barcelona (ES) – Razzmatazz
23 Nov – Madrid (ES) – Sala Cats
24 Nov – Bordeaux (FR) – Rock School Barbey
25 Nov – Paris (FR) – Machine Du Moulin Rouge
26 Nov – Stuttgart (DE) – LKA
27 Nov – Oberhausen (DE) – Turbinenhalle 2
28 Nov – Leipzig (DE) – Werk 2

 Fear Factory Announce December Tour.

Fear FactoryMonday 20th July 2015
Legendary pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal Fear Factory are proud to announce they will be touring the UK and Ireland in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their highly revered second studio album ‘Demanufacture’. The tour will be a very rare event for fans with Fear Factory playing ‘Demanufacture’ in its entirety!
They will also showcase songs from their highly anticipated new album ‘Genexus’ - out 7th August via Nuclear Blast.

Burton C. Bell and Dino Cazares had to say of this unique event;

"If you had told us in 1995 that we would be touring DEMANUFACTURE for its 20th Anniversary in 2015, we would have said 'YA RIGHT! GET FUCKED!'.
The years have flown by in colourful and adventurous memory. 2015 has arrived, and Fear Factory WILL be performing DEMANUFACTURE in its entirety for the very first time for the UK and Ireland fans in December. We are very excited to perform this seminal album for the audience that made DEMANUFACTURE a legendary success.”

‘Demanufacture’, their second album (1995), was a landmark release for Fear Factory and for the metal genre. It is generally considered as the band’s defining work and a heavy metal classic with its refined production, industrial textures, precise musicianship and greater dimension of sound. It succeeded in giving the band a more futuristic feel than previous works. The concept is based around one man’s struggles against a machine controlled government – with each song marking a chapter in his life, taking huge inspiration from the ‘Terminator’ film series. Relationship with Producer Rhys Fulber continues to this day, having worked with Fear Factory on ‘Demanufacture’ and ‘Genexus’ plus many works in the interim.

‘Genexus’ is Fear Factory’s 9th studio album (their Nuclear Blast debut record) and was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, (and co-produced by Rhys Fulber). The album was mixed by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head). Artwork was handled by artist Anthony Clarkson and drums were performed by Mike Heller (Malignancy).

Guitarist and founding songwriter Dino Cazares had to say on ‘Genexus’;
“We wanted to create a new hybrid, something that summed up every aspect of who we are. Musically. Lyrically. You can hear the organic, the technological; the past and the future. It’s the next evolution of Fear Factory.”
“We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can't wait for everybody to hear it.”

You can see Fear Factory on the 'The 20th Anniversary Of Demanufacture' tour
at the following dates;

December 7th – Bristol, Motion
December 9th – Manchester, Ritz
December 10th – Dublin, Academy
December 11th – Belfast, Limelight
December 12th – Glasgow, The Garage
December 13th – London, The Forum

 Patent Pending Get Brighter.

Patent PendingMonday 20th July 2015
The acrobatic gang of musical misfits from Long Island; also known as Patent Pending, have today unveiled a brand new video for their new single ‘Brighter’.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/hZ_107oPLtg

“The ‘Brighter’ music video was made by us with help from our amazing team here on Long Island. Led by our long time director, John Komar, most of this video was shot at Patent Pending headquarters (Anthony’s House) while the rest was shot at incredible locations graciously offered up by friends of the band. The video is a metaphor for the crazy journey that our band has taken to this point and leaves us with a sense of hope at the end that with hard work and dedication, accomplishing the impossible may be possible one day. We’re so proud of this music video and we hope people are as excited as we are about it!” - @JoePending

‘Brighter’ is taken from the forthcoming EP ‘Armageddon’ set for release on July 31st. The band are thrilled to announce that it will now be released through Rude Records after recently inking a deal with the label.

"We’re so excited to join forces with Rude Records! After years of searching we’ve finally found a home for our band with people that truly understand our vision, our goals and our craziness. It’s going to be an amazing partnership and we can’t wait to get (A TON OF) new music in everybody’s hands this year!” - @Joepending

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long time producer and collaborator, Jordan M. Schmidt, ‘Armageddon’ is another eclectic blend of genre blurring anthems from Patent Pending. No two songs sound the same, but as a whole, the EP comes together to form one inexplicably cohesive body of work.

You can pre order the EP here: http://smarturl.it/PPArmageddonEP

This summer so far has seen Patent Pending storm the stage at all three Slam Dunk festivals, announce a new EP, release a video AND sign with a prestigious label. Their never-say-die attitude and DIY ethic from the get go has paid off… having enough energy to power the Thames doesn’t hurt either! You can catch the band on the road with Zebrahead towards the end of the year. Full dates are below.

ZEBRAHEAD/PATENT PENDING
21 Nov. Southend: Chinnerys
22 Nov. Birmingham: O2 Academy Birmingham? 2
23 Nov. Nottingham: Rescue Rooms?
24 Nov. Leeds: Stylus
25 Nov. Glasgow: The Garage
27 Nov. Manchester: Manchester Academy 3?
28 Nov. London: Brooklyn Bowl London?
29 Nov. Oxford: O2 Academy Oxford? 2
30 Nov. Portsmouth: The Wedgewood Rooms?
01 DEC. Bristol: The Marble Factory?

 OPM Announce Massive UK Tour For September.

OPMMonday 20th July 2015
OPM is back at it again! On the 15 year anniversary of the release of “Menace to Sobriety”, OPM will be back to kick ass in Europe for 26 shows throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Germany and Slovenia. The Tour starts off in England on August 28th.

OPM has also been back in the studio and are set to release a new EP: The Minge Dynasty in summer 2015. Once again bottling up the SoCal lifestyle with fun, catchy hooks and infectious rhythms in an original style that defines the OPM sound.

The Minge Dynasty, produced by the legendary Marshall Goodman (AKA Ras MG of Sublime) alongside John e. and Johnathan Williams (OPM), is set for release on September 25th 2015. The EP includes the new single “ #Miliionaire Like Me”, plus three new songs all featuring infamous American Outlaw Big B. Also included on the EP, “Feel the Pain”, is one of the first songs OPM ever recorded back in 1999 with the original line up, as well as a few other previously unreleased gems OPM recorded over the past 15 years.

UK TOUR DATES
28-Aug-15 Wokington Monroes
29-Aug-15 Derby Hairy Dog
30-Aug-15 Crewe The Box
31-Aug-15 Wakefield The Warehouse
02-Sep-15 Edinburgh Banermans
03-Sep-15 Glasgow Audio
04-Sep-15 Newcastle Think Tank
05-Sep-15 Nuneaton Queens Hall
06-Sep-15 Harlow Square
17-Sep-15 Kidderminster Boars Head
18-Sep-15 London Borderline
19-Sep-15 Southend Chinnery's
20-Sep-15 Norwich Owl Sanctuary
22-Sep-15 Exeter The Cavern
23-Sep-15 Dover The Priory
24-Sep-15 Brighton Sticky Mikes
25-Sep-15 Swansea The Scene
26-Sep-15 Perranporth The Watering Hole
27-Sep-15 Bournemouth Mr Kyps

 The Enemy Announce 4th Studio Album And November/December UK Tour.

The EnemyMonday 6th July 2015
THE ENEMY return to WARNER Records, with whom they released their debut album, in 2007, to release their eagerly anticipated 4th studio album.

All previous three Albums have charted in the Top Ten, with debut album ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ reaching number 1 and going double platinum! They’ve won numerous awards and headlined many stages across the UK, rapidly selling out venues and gaining a solid live following.

Still only in their mid-to-late 20s, and younger than the bands they emerged with – and outsold – they're readying their most ambitious record, 'It's Automatic', for release this October. “We've been working on it for a long time,” says Tom. “It's a fucking great record. It was difficult to make but not in a bad way. To people who are still living in 2007 it'll be a shock but to us it's a natural progression.” The birth of the record came when the band were on tour in Scotland, and the evolved Tom was having a crisis of identity. “I sat Andy down and said, 'Mate, I don't wanna make another Enemy record. I'm bored. We've nailed what we do, I wanna go and do solo stuff and make music like the music I listen to.' And he said, 'So do I.' So we decided to take a leap of faith together.” Tom warns that there's a possibility people won't get it. “But the songs are some of the best I've ever written, the

LIVE DATES

Tickets go on pre-sale 9am Wednesday and Full sale on Friday 9am

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
16th Fibbers, York
17th The Ritz, Manchester
18th – HMV, Birmingham
20th – Forum, London
21st – Empire, Coventry
22nd – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
24th – Riverside, Newcastle
25th – Stylus, Leeds
26th - Garage, Glasgow
28th – Leadmill, Sheffield
29th – Waterfront, Norwich
1st – Rock City, Nottingham

 Set It Off To Support Mallory Knox.

Set It OffMonday 6th July 2015
This weekend, Set It Off unveiled one of their best videos to date. The video for summer party anthem ‘Forever Stuck In Our Youth’ was unveiled in a timely fashion on July 4th and has today been set live globally. The video was filmed on the band's home turf of Clearwater, Florida.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_ckotr2U30

The band are also beyond excited to announce that they will be returning to the UK this Autumn as main support and very special guest on Mallory Knox’s Homecoming Tour. With the tour taking in such venues as The Wulfrun Hall and London’s prestigious Roundhouse, Set It Off will be playing their biggest UK shows to date and are thrilled to be a part of Mallory Knox’s biggest headline tour to date.

Set It Off is currently on Vans Warped Tour in the US, but front man Cody Carson found time to comment;

“We’re so stoked to be coming back to the UK to play for you guys. The UK fans always go so crazy and the reception we receive every time is out of this world. It means the world to us and we cant wait to play in such amazing venues with our new buddies Mallory Knox. Get ready for #FSIOY guys!”

Full dates below

September
28.09.15 Glasgow, ABC
29.09.15 Manchester Ritz
30.09.15 Cambridge Junction

October
02.10.15 Wolves Wulfrun Hall
03.10.15 Middlesborough Empire
04.10.15 Cardiff Y Plas
06.10.15 Exeter Lemon Grove
07.10.15 Nottingham Rock City
08.10.15 Norwich UEA
09.10.15 London Roundhouse

 Five Finger Death Punch Unleash New Video.

Five Finger death PunchFriday 3rd July 2015
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH have exclusively partnered with VEVO for the global premiere of the video for their new single "Jekyll and Hyde”. The video clip can be viewed here: http://vevo.ly/9D1ei0

The band’s US label, Prospect Park, got five finger death punked when they asked the band for a new music video. Says guitarist Zoltan Bathory: “Punking the label and trolling the trolls is actually very satisfying … so either we make a video that makes a difference like “Wrong Side Of Heaven” did or we just fuck it all up and have fun with it... just clown the whole thing as we did with “Under And Over It”… and now with this one. We didn’t even hire a director … we didn’t want this to accidentally make sense…”

"Jekyll and Hyde” is the first single from 5FDP's highly-anticipated forthcoming album, GOT YOUR SIX due for w/w release on August 28th via Eleven Seven Music. You can catch up with the band on the cover of the new issue of Metal Hammer.

The album pre-order, as well as several exclusive album pre-order merchandise packages are live and ready for order NOW at www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com with “Jekyll and Hyde” as a gratis download with every order.

Following a ‘demand campaign’ in which an overwhelming 1.5 million fans made their voices heard, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH announced last week that they will co-headline Europe’s biggest rock tour of the Autumn. The tour starts in Helsinki, Finland on November 2nd and will end in London, U.K. on November 28th at a Wembley Arena show featuring special guests.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & PAPA ROACH – EUROPE 2015
DEVIL YOU KNOW
ESKIMO CALLBOY (select dates only)

DATES:

11/2 Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall Black Box*
11/4 Stockholm, Sweden Hovet*
11/5 Oslo, Norway Sentrum
11/6 Copenhagen, Denmark Tap1
11/8 Hannover, Germany Swiss Life Hall**
11/9 Leipzig, Germany Arena**
11/11 Stuttgart, Germany Porsche Arena**
11/12 Winterthur, Switzerland Eulachhalle
11/13 Frankfurt, Germany Jahhunderthalle**
11/15 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie*
11/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall**
11/19 Munich, Germany Zenith**
11/21 Vienna, Austria Gasometer
11/22 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
11/24 Paris, France Olympia*
11/25 Dusseldorf, Germany MEH**
11/26 Brussels, Belgium Forest National Club
11/28 London, UK Wembley Arena***

(*) No Papa Roach
(**) Featuring Eskimo Callboy
(***) With Special Guests

 Cancer Bats Announce Reading And Leeds Warm Up Show.

Cancer BatsFriday 3rd July 2015
Ahead of their performances at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals, Toronto’s beloved Cancer Bats will be climbing the walls, amps and any other available surface at a special warm up show at The 100 Club in London on August 27th.

Tickets are onsale now and are priced £16. Oh and they’re bringing their friends in Krokodil with them too….. Don’t snooze on this one…. its going to be absolute carnage!

Earlier this year, Cancer Bats released their critically acclaimed 5th album “Searching For Zero” (Noise Church Records / BMG rights). Produced by legendary multi-platinum producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, Slipknot, The Cure, Sepultura, glassjaw) Searching For Zero is simultaneously the most melodic, yet menacing Cancer Bats release. The record incorporates the crude hardcore punk of their 2006 debut, Birthing The Giant and more metal leanings of 2008’s Hail Destroyer, while pushing the heavy hybrid sounds of 2010’s Mayors Bears Scraps and Bones and 2012’s darker Dead Set On Living to a new plateau. The choruses are hookier, the screams more savage, the riffs more vicious, the songs more powerful. This is Cancer Bats at their pinnacle – their “True Zero.”

Since first turning heads in 2006 with the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Cancer Bats, made up of lead vocalist Liam Cormier, guitarist Scott Middleton, drummer Mike Peters and bassist Jaye Schwarzer, have arduously and unrelentingly toured across the globe, averaging about 300 shows a year in both 2011 and 2012 alone. Truly one of the hardest working bands in Canada, Cancer Bats have graced the covers and pages of countless tastemaking publications including Kerrang!, Exclaim!, Revolver, and Rock Sound and have been nominated for numerous awards from JUNO’s to Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.

 Beartooth Reveal Download Festival Footage.

BeartoothFriday 3rd July 2015
Fresh from their mind blowing all-out assault on the body and mind at this years Download Festival, Columbus, Ohio natives Beartooth have put out some amazing footage from their PACKED performance.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPz8R1WXbjE

Beartooth, who are currently causing chaos over in the US on the Vans Warped Tour, will return to the UK later this Summer to once again start riots and mosh pits at Reading and Leeds Festival.

A little background information for those not in the know…

Beartooth songs are jam-packed with the passion, energy and urgent excitement of the underground Metalcore that emerged over two decades ago. Beartooth is a wakeup call, a rallying point against scene trends that have watered down the vibrant spirit of a classic sound; there is nothing fake about the sentiments on display. It’s real. It’s raw. Driven by the gritty sounds of guitar, bass, drums and forcefully deliberate vocals, Beartooth’s opening salvo delivers undeniable anthems.

“I Have a Problem”, “The Lines” and “Beaten In Lips” confidently announce Beartooth’s arrival to the world via an aural assault that viscerally connects in a way that is primal and destructive. There is no distinction between the band and their audience. They are one. Beartooth serves up arrestingly personal musings that act as conduits to ther fans, the people who struggle with the same issues.

The best bands are often birthed by the most modest of intentions. No master plan, no blueprint for success, no marketing strategies – these are the types of groups whose organic formation ensures an authenticity to their creative output that can’t be manufactured. When all of the stars align and the material is fully executed, it’s groups like Beartooth who ultimately dominate against pretenders to the throne.

Take a dive into the mind, take a journey into complicated issues, emerge refreshed and energised. Put on Beartooth and enjoy the ride.

 Annihilator Announce 15th Studio album.

AnnihilatorFriday 3rd July 2015
Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator will release their brand new (and 15th!) studio album, “Suicide Society”, on September 18th, 2015 via UDR Music, worldwide.

As usual, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handles all songwriting duties, plays all guitar & bass, engineers, produces, mixes and masters “Suicide Society”… and Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties, as he did on the critically acclaimed “King of the Kill” (1994), “Refresh the Demon” (1996), “Remains” (1997) and other Annihilator albums over the years.

Waters on his return to vocal duties: “Dave (Padden/vocalist from 03-14) & I have, essentially, been Annihilator since 2003 but he resigned last December, citing having had enough of touring, being away from home and other commitments. I thank him for his 11 years with Annihilator. That said, Annihilator and I are known for never giving up and, occasionally, coming up with something even better than its former offering(s): this is undeniably the case with “Suicide Society!”

With “Suicide Society”, Annihilator goes headfirst into some of the most technically perfect, crisp, and crushingly taut, riffage Waters has ever produced. Although Waters’ vocals keep traces of stylings from his “King of the Kill” album, they now evoke a surprising blend of legends such as Staley, Osbourne, Hetfield and Mustaine. This, in a twisted way, mirrors Waters’ signature blend of riffing, drums grooves and bass; all drawing from multiple sources and genres.

Waters has built a worldwide reputation as being a premier guitarist and songwriter; the conciseness and arrangement of “Creepin’ Again” is both an air-guitarist’s dream and a sharp reminder of this. The gloriously-brutal thrash of “My Revenge” calls up a vintage of ’85 with the technical chops of 2015. The neo-classic title track defiantly expresses anger at the state of world affairs, while offering up hope in closing. With the multi-layered power of the anthem “Snap”, Waters illustrates the diversity of Annihilator’s sound, without sacrificing one decibel of attack.

“Metal fans will likely sport evil, satisfied grins on their faces, when they hear this record” chuckles Waters, “but in the words of Joe Perry: “Let the Music Do the Talking”!

The full-track listing is:
Suicide Society
My Revenge
Snap
Creepin’ Again
Narcotic Avenue
The One You Serve
Break, Enter
Death Scent
Every Minute

Metal fans all across the world are aware of Annihilator’s stellar, energetic and “real” live shows. Drum monster Mike Harshaw continues on for his 4th year with the band, one familiar name returns & another is born: bassist Cam Dixon (from “King of the Kill” era) returns to the fold & guitarist Aaron Homma makes his debut with the band.

Aside from the band’s upcoming, scheduled devastation at some of Europe’s mega-summer festivals (ex. Wacken Open Air), Annihilator will be headlining Europe this fall on their “EUROPE IN THE BLOOD” tour 2015. Talks are underway to bring the band to South America, Japan and likely North America in 2016.

ANNIHILATOR Summer Festival appearances 2015:
24/07/2015 ESP Barcelona Rock Fest
31/07/2015 GER Wacken Wacken Open Air
02/08/2015 TÜR Istanbul Rock Off Festival
06/08/2015 TCH Josefov Brutal Assault Festival
08/08/2015 FIN Oulu Jalometalli Festival
09/08/2015 BEL Kortrijk Alcatraz Festival

“EUROPE IN THE BLOOD” tour 2015
30/09/2015 UK Birmingham - O2 Academy
01/10/2015 IRELAND Dublin - Button Factory
02/10/2015 UK Glasgow - O2 ABC 2 Glasgow
03/10/2015 UK Sheffield - O2 Academy
04/10/2015 UK London - O2 Academy Islington
06/10/2015 FRANCE Paris - Divan du Monde
08/10/2015 SPAIN Bilbao - Santana 27
09/10/2015 PORTUGAL Porto - Hard Club
10/10/2015 SPAIN Madrid - But
11/10/2015 SPAIN Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
13/10/2015 SWITZERLAND Pratteln - Z7
14/10/2015 ITALY Brescia - Circolo Colony
15/10/2015 SLOVENIA Ljubljana - Kino Siska
16/10/2015 SERBIA Belgrade - Dom omladine
17/10/2015 ROMANIA Bucharest - Maximum Rock Festival
19/10/2015 HUNGARY Budapest - A 38
20/10/2015 AUSTRIA Wörgl - Komma
21/10/2015 AUSTRIA Wien - Szene
22/10/2015 CZECH REPUBLIC Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
23/10/2015 POLAND Krakow - Fabryka
24/10/2015 POLAND Warsawa - Proxima
25/10/2015 GERMANY Berlin - Lido
27/10/2015 DENMARK Kolding - Godset
28/10/2015 GERMANY Hamburg - Grünspan
29/10/2015 GERMANY Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
30/10/2015 GERMANY München - Backstage Halle
31/10/2015 GERMANY Karlsruhe - Substage
02/11/2015 GERMANY Nürnberg - Hirsch
03/11/2015 LUXEMBURG Luxembourg - Den Atelier
04/11/2015 NETHERLANDS Tilburg - O13
05/11/2015 NETHERLANDS Haarlem - Patronaat
06/11/2015 BELGIUM Kortrijk - De Kreun
07/11/2015 GERMANY Bochum - Zeche
08/11/2015 GERMANY Köln - Underground
13/11/2015 RUSSIA Saint Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya
14/11/2015 RUSSIA Moscow - Volta

 Ignite Renew Deal With Century Media Records.

IgniteFriday 3rd July 2015
Orange County outfit IGNITE and Century Media Records are happy to announce that they have renewed their long-time business relationship with IGNITE signing a new worldwide deal with Century Media Records.

Expect a brand new album and follow up to their 2006 album 'Our Darkest Days' out before the end of 2015! The yet untitled album was recorded over the course of a year with producer Cameron Webb who didn’t just record 'Our Dakest Days' with IGNITE, but also worked with diverse artists such as Motörhead, Social Distortion, Alkaline Trio or Pennywise just to mention a few.

Zoli Teglas (vocals) can already shed some light on some of the topics on the upcoming album such as bullying, the trappings and pitfalls of what some call the progress of today's world, to the mass media and its filtered information that he feels is molded to suit eco political goals for the occupation of natural resources to the oppression of peoples. Zoli also hits upon topics such as racism and prejudice in America and the insanity of war told to him from the stories of hardship and perseverance of his immigrant family while making their journey west through war torn Europe finally ending up in Los Angeles California.

Additionally there is a song called 'Nothing Can Stop Me' that they have been playing live already. The song is dedicated to a friend of theirs who is fighting a brain tumor.

Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLgDc0656R4 and take a minute to support https://www.facebook.com/awerenessforbetterdays.

There cannot be any doubt that IGNITE are as powerful and vocal as ever.

Don’t miss IGNITE this Summer at the following dates:

IGNITE
02.07.2015 (HU) Sopron - VOLT Festival
03.07.2015 (CZ) Tabor - Mighty Sounds
04.07.2015 (SL) Cunovo - Riot River
05.07.2015 (HR) Zagreb - Vintage Industrial Bar
07.08.2015 (DE) Sulingen - Reload Festival
08.08.2015 (DE) Püttlingen - Rocko del Schlacko
09.08.2015 (UK) Blackpool - Rebellion Festival
10.08.2015 (UK) Newcastle - Think Tank
11.08.2015 (UK) Glasgow - Classic Grand
12.08.2015 (UK) Bristol - Exchange
13.08.2015 (UK) Norwich - Epic
14.08.2015 (UK) Port Lympne - Hevy Fest

 

 V Festival Completes Line Up.

V FestivalFriday 3rd July 2015
Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, is proud to announce the addition of legendary hip-hop pioneers, De La Soul to its 20th anniversary line-up. The game-changing trio will give crowds a hotly anticipated comeback performance, alongside an eclectic mix of the biggest hit-makers and rising stars of the moment.

Pendulum (DJ set), MNEK, The Coronas, Conor Maynard, Shift K3Y, Sinead Harnett, Seafret, Zac Samuel, James Glover and Nick Jonas, will complete the line-up of the summer.

Over 150,000 fans will get the chance to see the newly announced acts perform across the weekend, as they join Calvin Harris, Kasabian, Sam Smith, The Script, Stereophonics, Ellie Goulding and Spotify’s most sought-after names of 2015, George Ezra, James Bay and Hozier.

De La Soul’s Kelvin Mercer said: “Every time we perform in the UK we get the best reception, from the craziest crowds! V Festival 2015 is going to be the biggest rave of the year, so we’re looking forward to being on that stage and joining the party!”

Grammy-nominated MNEK said: “This year has been a whirlwind and it’s not over yet. I’m so chuffed to be part of such a brilliant line-up and can’t wait to get out there.”

Nick Jonas commented: “I'm honoured to join such an incredible line up at the 20th anniversary of V Festival. My fans have been very supportive of my new music so I'm really excited to perform for them at one of the UK’s greatest festivals.”

The hottest names in music will be performing alongside hilarious comedy headliners including Russell Kane, Frankie Boyle, Shappi Khorsandi and Matt Richardson, who will all take centre stage in the Glee Club Comedy Tent.

V Festival today also announces its stage splits for 2015:

Saturday 22nd August – Weston Park / Sunday 23rd August – Hylands Park

VIRGIN MEDIA STAGE:
Calvin Harris, The Script, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, The Kooks, Ella Henderson, Gregory Porter, Imelda May

MTV STAGE:
Stereophonics, Clean Bandit, Kodaline, The Charlatans, Sigma, Maverick Sabre, Ella Eyre, Echo and the Bunnymen, Scouting for Girls, Hilltop Hoods

THE ARENA:
Paloma Faith, Jessie Ware, Duke Dumont, De La Soul, LunchMoney Lewis, Nick Jonas, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard, Lawson, Indiana

THE DANCE TENT:
Oliver Heldens, Philip George, Toddla T, Goldie, Marvin Humes presents Luvbug, Moxie, James Glover (Saturday and Sunday at Weston Park)

Saturday 22nd August – Hylands Park / Sunday 23rd August – Weston Park

VIRGIN MEDIA STAGE:
Kasabian, Sam Smith, Hozier, Courteeners, Annie Mac, James Bay, Marina & the Diamonds, The Proclaimers

MTV STAGE:
Olly Murs, Tom Jones, Chvrches, Labrinth, Mark Ronson DJ Set, Jess Glynne, Fuse ODG, Reverend and the Makers, Bleachers, The Coronas

THE ARENA:
Nero, Andy C, Example + DJ Wire, Pendulum DJ Set, Tove Lo, MNEK, Aston Merrygold, Sinead Harnett, Seafret

THE DANCE TENT:
Hannah Wants, DJ EZ, Mistajam, My Nu Leng, Shift K3Y, Alex Adair, Sam Feldt, Zac Samuel (Saturday and Sunday at Hylands Park)

 Reading And Leeds Festival Gets Bigger.

Reading And LeedsFriday 3rd July 2015
With eight weeks to go until the Festival gates open, the line-up for the Alternative Stage at Reading & Leeds has been announced. With tickets for both sites still available there’s never been a better time to buy a ticket. On top of the already huge line-up including headliners Mumford and Sons, Metallica and The Libertines comes a host of the best in comedy and alternative talent from the UK and beyond plus the annual after-hours takeover from Transgressive Records.

Heading up proceedings on the comedy front is TV favourite Milton Jones, whose regular appearances on ‘Mock The Week’ along with multiple Radio 4 shows has made him the leader of the pack when it comes to deadpan comedy. With sidesplitting one-liners aplenty, his Reading & Leeds performance is not to be missed. Bringing the jokes outside of the 140 character limit, Rob Delaney will also be making appearances at Reading & Leeds, proving his worth as an acclaimed stand up comedian after finding fame through making jokes on Twitter. Also heading for Leeds will be Adam Buxton of BBC6 Music fame who will perform his BFI London show BUG. TV joker Russell Kane will also be bringing his hugely popular brand of comedy to the festival, offering a rare chance to see the funnyman outside of the huge venues he’s already playing around the country.

With a line-up also including the brilliant ‘Stand Up For The Week’ regular and star of BBC’s Twenty Twelve Sara Pascoe and Canadian Comedy star Katherine Ryan who was a breakout star on Live At The Apollo both of whom who you’ll have seen on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI, Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week. They are joined by wild haired standup and Virtually Famous TV star Seann Walsh, fast rising UK star Daniel Sloss and ‘Show Me The Funny’ finalist Tiffany Stevenson, The Alternative Stage is truly one of the must see parts of the festival.

The comedy bill expands even further with the delightfully cutting Stephen K Amos, the hugely inventive Abandoman, Radio 1 star Tom Deacon, the man from TV’s Uncle and Heavy Entertainment; Nick Helm, panel-show favourite the hilarious Holly Walsh, the fearlessly funny Suzi Ruffell, metalhead Andrew O’Neill, comedian and captain of ITV’s Reality Bites Joel Dommett, online superstar, fantastic comic and Beyoncé enthusiast Luisa Omielan, impractical joker Paul McCaffrey,Viral Tap and Xtra Factor star Matt Richardson, Edinburgh 2014 Best Newcomer Award winner Alex Edelman, BBC regular and break out star Dane Baptiste, Magician and Comic just returned from dazzling Las Vegas the side-splittingly funny Piff The Magic Dragon, sketch icons Wit Tank, fast-rising star David Morgan the newly announced co-host of ITV’s SafeWord, and finally everyone’s favourite from Channel 4’s Mr Drew’s School for Boys teacher and rapper, Mark Grist.

The famous Alternative Stage is far more than just another festival comedy tent though, as it bills some of the best in forward thinking music and spoken word. Fast gaining a name as one of the UK’s most vital talents after appearing on the BBC Sound of 2015 longlist, George The Poet will be bringing his incredible, realistic, unafraid hybrid of spoken word and hip hop to the festival, which is sure to be an unforgettable moment of the weekend. Another huge name joining the bill is Jaguar Skills who will be spinning some of his most notable, eclectic, multi-genre mixes, alongside London-based electronica and Techno producer Max Cooper who is making his Leeds Festival debut.

On top of this, Transgressive’s annual takeover brings together another hotly anticipated late-night line-up to Reading & Leeds. Fresh after celebrating their 10th anniversary at the festival last year, the independent label is bringing another specially curated bill that is their biggest yet. Hi-jacking the Saturday and Sunday nights in Leeds, the stage will run from 9.30pm until late, featuring a host of emerging and established talent throughout the weekend. Grime hero Wiley will be bringing his fantastic and ferocious live show to the tent in the wake of his critically acclaimed album Snakes and Ladders, released at the end of 2014 to huge fanfare. Looking to the future stars of the genre, Novelist will be also be making an appearance, while the likes of Jackmaster, Madame X and DJ Target will get crowds moving throughout the weekend.

Transgressive will be taking over Reading by bringing Dj-ing talent to a Silent Disco in the Alternative Stage courtesy of Alt J, Palma Violets, Peace and BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Jen Long, which looks set to be nothing short of spectacular.

All of this sits alongside parties from Buttoned Down Disco and a series of extra special DJ sets from The Libertines’ Gary Powell and The Kooks’ Hugh Harris for Propaganda.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Reading & Leeds 2015 are on sale now.
Weekend tickets £205.00 plus £8.00 booking fee + postage ? Day tickets Friday / Saturday / Sunday £59.50 plus £7.00 booking fee + postage ? Early entry permits £20 ? Campervan permits £75.00 ? Lockers £16.00 ? Reading car parking £10.00 ? Camping is included with weekend tickets only Securing your ticket is even easier with the £50 instalment plan. To save a spot at Reading & Leeds 2015, simply put down £50 to bag your place, then pay the balance in monthly instalments.

Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online.

 Cradle Of Filth Announce October UK Tour.

Cradle Of FilthFriday 3rd July 2015
Cradle Of Filth one of the greatest and most influential British metal bands of all time are pleased to announce a run of UK tour dates this October in
celebration of latest endeavour and opus nocturne entitled ‘Hammer Of The Witches’ – out on 10th July.

Fiendish main man and vocalist Dani Filth had to say regarding the announcement;

“CRADLE Of FILTH are extremely pleased to be hitting the European road in support of our latest album, 'Hammer Of The Witches', even more so now that British dates have been indelibly grafted onto the beginning!

The band is sounding better than ever and are exhilarated to be starting our world tour here in England, at Rottingham Knock City nonetheless, the proverbial hub of heavy metal!

We have an amazing setlist prepared already and everyone, including our infamous Crewdle Of Filth, are chomping at the bit to get out there and start levelling cities with our unique brand of raucous, Hellish music and stage production.

So, long live the 'Filth and see you out there on the open field of battle!
Wielding the Witch hammers,
Your fiend, Dani”

‘Hammer Of The Witches’ stands out as a milestone in Cradle’s lengthy history. It continues their grand tradition of infusing every album with a unique atmosphere and conceptual elements that embolden the songs' dramatic execution. It is classic Cradle from start to finish. And with typically mischievous aplomb, the album's title gleefully flips the historical script, turning the tables on the gruesome witch hunts of 16th and 17th century Europe and exacting some hard-earned vengeance on behalf of all of those who suffered persecution at the hands of religious zealots during that turbulent period in history.

Having been three years since the release of their previous album, this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. And the wait is nearing completion.

Tour Dates are as follows;
(inc. ticket links)
16th October – Nottingham, Rock City
17th October – Bristol, Motion
18th October – Norwich, Waterfront, UEA
20th October – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
21st October – Glasgow, Garage
22nd October – Manchester, Academy 2
23rd October – London, Koko

‘Hammer Of The Witches’ is due for global release on 10th July via Nuclear Blast.

It is the first Nuclear Blast album to have a Global Release Date.

 Northlane Unleash Video For 'Leech'.

NorthlaneFriday 3rd July 2015
Northlane have released a lyric video for Leech, the track that was hidden in various corners of the internet last week as part of a cryptic puzzle. By following the hashtag #nl6633 posted across over two dozen different Twitter accounts, fans were directed to 26 separate slices of the track that were presented in no particular order, and then had to put them together. The answer had been released over a month earlier, hidden in the final frame of a supposedly unrelated video.

WATCH 'LEECH' NOW

Node is available worldwide for pre-order including a limited edition boxset that features eleven 7” vinyl records that include instrumental b-sides. Also available is 12” Vinyl, CD, Digital Downloads, Merchandise and skateboards. Every pre-order will receive an instant download of ‘Obelisk'. For more information, head to http://unfdcentral.com/node

Node will be released via UNFD and its associated partners worldwide on July 24, including Rise (USA) and New Damage (Canada).

NORTHLANE
UK TOUR DATES
4th October Bristol Fleece
5th October Birmingham Asylum
6th October Glasgow Classic Grand
7th October Manchester Club Academy
8th October London O2 Islington
9th October Southampton Talking Heads

 Lamb Of God stream New Song 'Overlord'.

Lamb Of GodFriday 3rd July 2015
American metal titans LAMB OF GOD have just revealed the official music video for the brand new track “Overlord” via https://www.lamb-of-god.com . As with “512”, “Overlord” is directed by Jorge Torres-Torres. Watch “Overlord” Here.

“Overlord” is the second official music video to be released in support of the band’s upcoming seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, hitting stores and digital retailers on July 24, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

“Overlord” is what some may consider the most unique and versatile track on the record – a new play on the revered LAMB OF GOD sound. The track “Overlord” uniquely features clean vocals and lyrics penned by vocalist Randy Blythe, and the video itself features his own personal concept and treatment.

“For years I've wished that I could have a movie camera directly linked to my brain so that some of the ideas I see in my mind's eye could be translated into film for others to watch,” Blythe begins. “Although that is obviously an impossibility (and probably a good thing- I find many things amusing that might not be so funny to everyone else), the video for "Overlord" is the next best thing for me. I came up with the idea and wrote the treatment for this video myself- to see Jorge (the director) take my concept, add his own touches, and use his technical know-how to translate my "mental script" into a suitably dark visual narrative is just an awesome, awesome experience for me.

I wrote the song about the dangers of self-obsession in our distressingly myopic and increasingly entitled "me-now/now-me" culture; just like the couple in the video, many people can't seem to look past their own relatively small problems to see the bigger picture: the world is in serious trouble. Having a bad day at work, or a fight with your significant other, or getting a crappy haircut or table service does not in any way shape or form constitute an emergency. Sometimes things just don't work out the way we want them to- deal with it. People who only see their own problems eventually wind up alone because no one wants to hear their crap anymore- we all know someone like that, always whining and complaining about some inconsequential setback as if it were the apocalypse. This song is for those people.

Oh yeah- if you're out and about, watching the video on your pocket hate machine (mobile phone), try not to wander into traffic. A little situational awareness goes a long way."

VII: Sturm Und Drang is produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe, and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded in California.

LAMB OF GOD tour the USA this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White.

 Soulfly Release New Lyric Video.

SoulflyFriday 3rd July 2015
Metal icons SOULFLY have released a lyric video for the brand new song 'We Sold Our Souls To Metal' - listen to the track on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4YXRxGJPV2I

Max Cavalera commented: “This lyric video is a celebration of all forms of Metal. This song was written as an anthem for Metalheads all over the world! We gathered footage and photos from our Tribe, showing how free the spirit of Metal really is. Respect!”

The song comes from their upcoming 10th studio album, Archangel, which will be released on August 14th (worldwide) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

”I am so proud to be releasing SOULFLY’s tenth album”, previously stated founder / vocalist / guitarist Max. “I feel it is my most mystic album since Prophecy. The guest collaborations have always been a trademark of SOULFLY and Archangel is no different! We can’t wait to play this live for the worldwide tribe!”

Archangel was produced and mixed by Matt Hyde (SLAYER, BEHEMOTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM). The stunning cover artwork created by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ICED EARTH, SODOM).

Pre-order Archangel in a variety of standard and limited edition formats: http://nblast.de/SoulflyArchangel

Check out the track list for all formats and list of guest performers on the album below:


ARCHANGEL TRACK LIST:
1. We Sold Our Souls To Metal
2. Archangel
3. Sodomites (feat. Todd Jones of NAILS)
4. Ishtar Rising
5. Live Life Hard! (feat. Matt Young of KING PARROT)
6. Shamash
7. Bethlehem’s Blood
8. Titans
9. Deceiver
10. Mother Of Dragons (feat. Richie Cavalera of INCITE, Igor Cavalera of LODY KONG, Anahid M.O.P.)
BONUS TRACKS FOR CD/DVD SPECIAL EDITION:
11. You Suffer (NAPALM DEATH cover)
12. Acosador Nocturno
13. Soulfly X

SPECIAL EDITION ONLY: Bonus DVD: Live At Hellfest 2014
1. Cannibal Holocaust
2. Refuse/Resist
3. Bloodshed
4. Back To The Primitive
5. Seek 'N' Strike
6. Tribe
7. Rise Of The Fallen
8. Revengeance
9. Roots Bloody Roots
10. Jumpdafuckup/Eye For An Eye

 Bloodstock Open Air Announces Day Tickets.

Bloodstock Open AirFriday 3rd July 2015
Just five short weeks ‘til they open the gates at Catton Park and the metal hoardes flood on to the hallowed turf for BLOODSTOCK 2015!

In celebration, BLOODSTOCK are releasing their day tickets at 9am on Wednesday 1st July. Tickets are priced at £60 each, plus booking fee and are available from http://www.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2015/catton-park/809956. If you can’t make it for the whole weekend, come join the metal party for just one day and catch one of 2015’s headliners, TRIVIUM, WITHIN TEMPTATION or ROB ZOMBIE, plus much, much more.

Following the success of 2014’s debut outing, BLOODSTOCK is delighted to announce that the Rock and Metal (RAM) Gallery will once again be part of the festival’s on-site attractions.

Showcasing a selection of art and memorabilia, the exhibition will expand on last year’s event and will feature work by BLOODSTOCK co-founder Paul Raymond Gregory, himself an acclaimed artist with an extensive body of work which includes many famous album sleeves and monolithic pieces inspired by the writings of JRR Tolkien.

Returning again this year is the amazing guitar maker/luthier, Cynosure. Working to re-define the guitar not just as a functional instrument, but as a working, playable piece of art, he will present several of his unique creations including the brand new RAM Guitar, specially commissioned by Paul Raymond Gregory. Click for more info at www.cynosureguitars.com/ or www.facebook.com/CynosureGuitars.

Renowned artist Mark Wilkinson will also have works on display. Mark is the mastermind behind many iconic albums sleeves for Marillion, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and The Darkness, amongst others. 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Marillion’s iconic third album, ‘Misplaced Childhood’, so Mark’s inclusion in the gallery is especially timely. More of Mark’s work can be viewed at his website, www.the-masque.com.

Emphasizing the link between music, imagery and the written word, the exhibition will also feature the work of photographers and authors. Fiaz Farrelly and Alison Richards will both be displaying a selection of their dynamic rock photography, while Ramon Martos, author of ‘…And Justice For Art – Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers’ and Alex Lewis, author of ‘J.R.R.Tolkien: Codemaker, Spy-master, Hero’, will also be represented. Ramon’s book tells the tales behind some of metal’s best-known album sleeves, while Alex’s work on Tolkien brings together Paul Raymond Gregory’s own Tolkien-inspired creations and the enormous influence that The Lord Of The Rings and Tolkien’s other writings have had on metal music.
More information on exhibitors is available at Paul’s website, www.studio54.co.uk.

Professionally hung, lit and housed in a specially constructed space, the exhibition marks a step in the long term goal of establishing a new permanent rock venue, with Paul returning to his roots as an artist & gallery owner in support of both art and music. The proposed venue in Derbyshire would include a live music space with bar, rehearsal and recording facilities, and a permanent exhibition space. A true hub for British rock and metal in the heart of the Midlands, the true birthplace of metal. Check out more on Paul’s idea here: www.studio54.co.uk/index.php/rock-and-metal-museum/

If you’re travelling to BLOODSTOCK by train, don’t forget to book your Big Green Coach shuttle bus tickets to get you & your camping gear from Lichfield City rail station to the festival site. There’s still time to book coach travel from 26 different locations around the country or a coach & festival ticket package. Check out all the info & ticket options at http://goo.gl/23pfik.

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

All these killer bands are on the bill! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH D.T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, RAGING SPEEDHORN, XERATH and WOLF. Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GODFLESH and ARNOCORPS, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, GODSIZED, plus many more.

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

 Spector Announce UK Dates.

SpectorFriday 3rd July 2015
Having impressed fans and critics alike with the singles ‘All The Sad Young Men’ and ‘Bad Boyfriend’, Spector release their eagerly anticipated second album ‘Moth Boys’ on August 21st on Fiction Records. Produced by the band with Dev Hynes, Duncan Mills and Adam Jaffrey, it marks a huge leap forward for the London four piece.

Make no mistake about it, Spector are like no one else. Led by enigmatic frontman and lyricist Fred Macpherson, with Jed Cullen (guitar), Danny Blandy (keyboards) and Tom Shickle (bass), this revamped line-up have been busy proving they’re here to stay, setting the internet alight and taking an irresistible live show to sold out venues around London and festivals all over the country.

First single and live anthem ‘All The Sad Young Men’ was the perfect introduction to their newly refined, sophisticated sound, described perfectly by The Quietus as a track putting “empty-hearted decadence onto a burnished Simple Minds chorus that soars”. Building on this, album track ‘Kyoto Garden’ shows a matured band who have developed a lighter touch to song writing. Glistening synths and a hypnotic beat provide a majestic backing to a tender, impassioned vocal from Macpherson.

Spector play:
OCTOBER

Tue 13th BRISTOL, Thekla
Wed 14th BIRMINGHAM, Library
Thurs 15th NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Sat 17th MANCHESTER, Gorilla
Sun 18th NEWCASTLE, Cluny
Tue 20th EDINBURGH, Electric Circus
Wed 21st GLASGOW, King Tut’s
Thu 22nd Liverpool, Academy 2
Sat 24th SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Sun 25th LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Tue 27th BRIGHTON, Patterns
Wed 28th OXFORD, O2 Academy 2
Thu 29th LONDON, Heaven

 

 The Wonder years Announce New Album.

The Wonder YearsFriday 3rd July 2015
The Wonder Years have announced the upcoming release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘No Closer To Heaven,’ which will be released September 4th, 2015 via Hopeless Records. A brand new song and music video for ‘Cardinals’ is now streaming on the band’s official website here: www.thewonderyearsband.com
The 13-track album, recorded and produced by Steve Evetts and mixed by Phil Nicolo, is now available for pre-order. ‘Cardinals’ will be offered as an instant grat track when pre-ordered digitally or physically. Fans can check out bundle options and pre-order at www.thewonderyearsband.com

‘No Closer To Heaven’ Track Listing:
1. Brothers &
2. Cardinals
3. A Song For Patsy Cline
4. I Don't Like Who I Was Then
5. Cigarettes & Saints
6. The Bluest Things On Earth
7. A Song For Ernest Hemingway
8. Thanks For The Ride
9. Stained Glass Ceilings (Featuring Jason Aalon Butler)
10. I Wanted So Badly To Be Brave
11. You In January
12. Palm Reader
13. No Closer To Heaven

Currently performing on the main stage for the entire 2015 Vans Warped Tour in their native US, The Wonder Years were recently announced as main support to Enter Shikari on their 2016 UK arena tour, which will take place in February next year.

The Wonder Years Upcoming UK Tour Dates
Supporting Enter Shikari:
FEBRUARY
18 - GLASGOW Academy
19 - EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
20 - NOTTINGHAM Arena
22 - BOURNEMOUTH International Centre
23 - CARDIFF Arena
25 - MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
27 - LONDON Alexandra Palace

 New Years Day Unleash New Video.

New Years DayFriday 3rd July 2015
NEW YEARS DAY are creating a huge buzz this summer and the group’s first look into their highly anticipated new full-length album 'Malevolence' is via the dynamic new track 'Kill or Be Killed' which can be streamed via their official new music video at the link below. The new effort is set for an October release through Another Century.

Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/FDIqbM_Q1gE

Ash Costello (vocals) states: "'Kill or Be Killed' is a song we loved making because it's about taking control of your life when others want you to fail. It encompasses the idea that we are all messed up and sometimes we have to make decisions before they are made for us. It also has been so much fun to play on Warped Tour each day because it's jumpy and I love seeing the kids bounce with us."

 The Darkness Release New Single.

The DarknessFriday 3rd July 2015
Having recently stormed Download with a secret set backed with a crowd of barbarians (and a 30 row strong crowd outside the tent!) The Darkness unleash a new single on 21st August. ‘Last of Our Kind’ is the title track of their recent 4th album which entered the UK charts at No. 12 on its release in June. The song has been described as 'part Van Halen, part Waterboys, ALL The Darkness'. It features a record-smashing choir of several thousand Darkness enthusiasts (The Darkness Army) who each contributed their individual performances using the Internet service. The single, described by one reviewer as “(the track’s) effortlessly catchy hooks and righteous leads deliver pure rock perfection”, is a stomping rocker which demands hands be thrown in the air (when not playing air guitar on the excellent solo).

The album ‘Last of Our Kind’ has received some of the best reviews of the bands career to date with Classic Rock proclaiming it “A glorious return to form for the flamboyant rockers … they’ve only gone and made their finest album since Permission To Land” whilst Total Guitar said “Their very British blend of battle rock and classy ballads still hits the spot.”

The band have also announced a UK tour for November/December where they will entertain and astonish fans all over the country with their marvelous tunes and killer riffs. A few UK festival spots will also warm them up nicely.

new single: ‘LAST OF OUR KIND’ - 21st August 2015

Summer:
4 July WICKLOW, Groove Festival (Ireland)
5 July WATERFORD, Daytripper Festival (Ireland)
12 July CHELMSFORD, Brownstock Festival
9 August NEWQUAY, Boardmasters Festival
30 August PORTSMOUTH, Victorious Festival

Winter:
30 November NORWICH, Open
1 December CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
2 December NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
4 December NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
5 December GLASGOW, O2 Academy
9 December LEEDS, O2 Academy
10 December MANCHESTER, Academy
11 December BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
13 December BRISTOL, O2 Academy
14 December SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
15 December BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavillion
17 December BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
19 December OXFORD, O2 Academy
20 December LONDON, Roundhouse

Tickets on sale now priced £25.00 & London £27.50 adv.
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-darkness-tickets

 The Dead Daisies Announce December UK Headline Tour.

The Dead DaisiesFriday 3rd July 2015
The Daisies have just completed an impressive European tour with KISS on the latest leg of their 40th Anniversary World Tour. Along the way, they left a pile of fans in their wake with monster sets at the largest rock festivals in Europe including Download (UK), Rockavaria (Germany), Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium) and more. Kerrang! Was on hand and observed, “Sunday morning at Donington Park is rarely the most energetic of moments but The Dead Daisies all-star cast do a sterling job of banishing hangovers with slick-as-a-Vaselined-otter classic rock.” Witness the massive crowds and extensive video footage at the band’s website.

Following their massive success in Europe, The Daisies are excited to announce a run of UK shows and a special performance in Paris, France. The tour kicks off on Nov 27th in Paris, after a whirlwind media tour and show with KISS at Le Zenith left the Parisians wanting more. The band then heads to South Wales on December 4th to play the 3rd annual Planet Rockstock. The Daisies will be playing alongside rockers The Darkness and Danko Jones, amongst others at the 3 day festival of live rock ‘n’ roll hosted by Planet Rock radio. The band will be doing a special signing for the fans after each and every show so be sure to come along and say hi.

The Daisies’ powerhouse lineup for this tour will be John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow), Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Obourne, Billy Idol).

“Been enjoying The UK Fans for a quite a few years now” says bassist Marco Mendoza. “I have a strong connection with the UK having been there with many different projects for quite a few years. This time I'm especially excited to come to the UK with The Dead Daisies in support of our new release ‘Revolución’, I know it’s going to be GREAT!!!, CAN’T WAIT!!!”

The Dead Daisies – UK & France Tour Dates
Fri 27th Nov Paris, Divan du Monde
Fri 4th Dec Trecco Bay, Planet Rockstock
Sat 5th Dec Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Sun 6th Dec Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Tue 8th Dec Glasgow, Cathouse
Wed 9th Dec Newcastle, Academy 2
Thu 10th Dec Manchester, Academy 3
Fri 11th Dec London, Garage

 Skindred To Release New Album In October.

SkindredFriday 3rd July 2015
SKINDRED are pleased to announce a full UK headline tour in November 2015. The tour will support the imminent release of ‘Volume’, their brand new studio album due out through Napalm Records on the 30th October 2015.

After a sold out Arena run with Steel Panther, a remarkable Camden Rocks performance, two sold out Hit The Deck headline slots and a host of European festival shows (including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot) already in 2015, Skindred announce a UK November headline tour with Crossfaith & Hed PE as support.

The band are currently putting finishing touches to their 6th studio album, entitled ‘Volume’, which will be the bands first release on Napalm Records. The album was recorded at The Strongroom studio in East London and was produced by longtime collaborator James 'Lerock' Loughrey (previously worked with the likes of White Zombie, Depeche Mode, Manic Street Preachers).

Skindred are the best live band in the UK. In 2014 the band played to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out headline tours at venues such as London’s Forum. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date.

Dates:
Wed 4th Nov 2015 Southampton Guildhall
Thu 5th Nov Norwich UEA
Fri 6th Nov Nottingham Rock City
Sat 7th Nov Manchester Academy
Sun 8th Nov Newcastle Academy
Tue 10th Nov Glasgow ABC
Wed 11th Nov Leeds Stylus
Thu 12th Nov Bristol Academy (10pm curfew)
Fri 13th Nov Birmingham Institute
Sat 14th Nov London Brixton Academy

 Crazy Town To Release New Album.

Crazy TownFriday 3rd July 2015
Crazy Town have revealed the details for their upcoming new album, ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’, which is set for release on 28th August via Membran/The Orchard. Produced by Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur, it is stylistically a follow up to the band's platinum selling debut, ‘The Gift Of Game’, which included the massive hit single 'Butterfly'. The new album features guest appearances by Tom Dumont of No Doubt, DJ AM, Madchild and Bishop Lamont.

Spearheaded by the duo of Seth ‘Shifty Shellshock’ Binzer and Bret ‘Epic’ Mazur, Crazy Town combine hip-hop’s lyrical attitude with the grooves of an alt-rock record. This combination yielded the group a number one hit in 2001, when ‘Butterfly’ topped the Billboard 100 and helped push the band's debut album, ‘The Gift Of Game’, to platinum status and a main stage slot at Ozzfest. The group's follow-up, ‘Dark Horse’, was released in 2002 and included the rock hit ‘Drowning’. Most recently, Crazy Town frontman Seth Brooks Binzer (aka Shifty Shellshock) has garnered widespread attention for his appearances on VH1's Celebrity Rehab and Sober House reality shows.

The tracklisting for ‘The Brimstone Sluggers’ is as follows:

01 - Come Inside
02 - Light The Way
03 - Born To Raise Hell [feat. J Angel and DJ AM]
04 - Ashes [feat. Tom Dumont of No Doubt]
05 - Megatron
06 - Backpack [feat. Bishop Lamont]
07 - A Little More Time [feat. Koko Laroo]
08 - Keys [feat. Madchild]
09 - Lemonface
10 - Baby You Don't Know
11 - My Place
12 - West Coast
13 - Megatron (Alternate Version)

 Alice Cooper Announces UK Shows.

Alice CooperFriday 3rd July 2015
Because Halloween would just not be the same without the king of horror rock, the mighty Alice Cooper’s always highly-anticpated All Hallow’s Eve trip to the UK returns for 2015.

Having previously celebrated his favourite holiday in style in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Alice Cooper show returns to the UK for two special nights at Plymouth Pavilions (Oct 29) and Swindon Oasis (Oct 30) with blood, guts, gore and some of the greatest rock and roll music in history.

After an illustrious career as one of the most influential figures in music, Alice is still picking up the plaudits. He recently received the coveted and rarely awarded Legend prize at the Kerrang! Awards and his radio show Nights With Alice Cooper on Planet Rock won Best Radio Show. Fans include everyone from the Sex Pistols to Lady Gaga.

He is also appearing as the ‘Very Special Guest’ on Motley Crue’s farewell “Final Tour” in Europe, having blazed a trail with them across the USA and Australia/New Zealand throughout 2014 and 2015. The UK shows are from Nov 2nd-6th culminating in London SSE Arena, Wembley, the 40th anniversary of his legendary Welcome To My Nightmare tour hitting the same venue.

Until then, join Alice Cooper in all his dark majesty for the ultimate Halloween shows.

ALICE COOPER LIVE:

OCTOBER 2015
THURSDAY 29 PLYMOUTH PAVILIONS
FRIDAY 30 SWINDON OASIS

 Disturbed Back After four Year Hiatus.

DisturbedFriday 3rd July 2015
After a four year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum hard rock titans Disturbed have announced their return with their sixth studio album, entitled Immortalized, to be released August 21 through Reprise Records and is available for pre-order everywhere today . Lead single “The Vengeful One” is out now, along with the accompanying animated video from award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci. The upcoming release follows 2010’s gold-certified Asylum, Disturbed’s fourth consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and the group’s subsequent four-year hiatus, which gave members David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] the necessary reprieve to make this imminent and deliberate return.

Watch/share the official video for “The Vengeful One”:
http://smarturl.it/thevengefulone

“The idea was to leave when we were at our peak, which we were, and to come back when we felt reinvigorated,” asserts Draiman. “We had basically been going nonstop since 1998,” adds Wengren. “We got to do our own things. It didn’t take too long until the itch started coming back.” And Donegan agrees: “We wanted to return when we collectively had that fire underneath us. We missed it so much that we could tap into this energy and deliver the right album. We did it on our own terms.”

In January 2014, Draiman, Donegan, and Wengren met for dinner in their hometown of Chicago. Shortly thereafter, without notifying friends, families, or their label, the three began to fly back and forth to each other’s respective home studios for writing sessions, marking the beginnings of Immortalized and the first time they collectively wrote together since 2001.

“For this album, everything was written in the same room,” Draiman remarks. “It was wonderful experiencing how it used to be back in the day for us. That became apparent in the material, whether it was the passion of the performance, the power being harnessed, or the feelings evoked. We could feel the difference.”

To push themselves further, the group headed to Las Vegas’ Hideout Recordings to work alongside producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch]. “The goal was to find a producer we felt creatively comfortable with, but who could challenge us and spark a new evolution,” said Donegan. “Churko did that.”

The resulting record features the unshakable first single “The Vengeful One” – “Musically, it’s got that old school metal sound,” says Donegan. “It’s definitely Disturbed!” – along with an outside-the-box cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” unlike anything in the group’s catalog.

“I think the fans will feel like it was worth the wait,” says Donegan. “We’ve been planning this for the past year and keeping it a secret so we can’t wait to hear the response. I hope fans realize we have a lot more left in us. This album reassured me of that. To be away from it for almost 5 years, get back in a room, write together, and tap into that fire is awesome. Part of me didn’t want to leave the studio! We still have a lot more to say. We still have a lot more to do. We’re returning stronger than ever. I think Immortalized shows that.”

Formed in Chicago in 1996, Disturbed have sold 12 million albums globally, scored nine No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio, and had four consecutive albums debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, a feat shared only with Metallica and Dave Matthews Band. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records as well as a Grammy Award nomination in the category of “Best Hard Rock Performance” for “Inside the Fire” in 2009.

Pre-order the album, including deluxe limited edition bundles:
http://smarturl.it/DSTImmortalized

Immortalized Track Listing:
The Eye Of The Storm
Immortalized
The Vengeful One
Open Your Eyes
The Light
What Are You Waiting For
You’re Mine
Who
Save Our Last Goodbye
Fire It Up
The Sound of Silence
Never Wrong
Who Taught You How To Hate
Tyrant*
Legion of Monsters*
The Brave And The Bold*
* Deluxe Only

 The Sword To Release New Album In August.

The SwordFriday 3rd July 2015
Following the worldwide acclaim of their fourth album, Apocryphon, The Sword announce today that they will release their new album, High Country, worldwide through Razor & Tie on August 21st and in France on September 4th. Recorded in Austin, Texas, the album was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins. High Country features 15 new compositions and will be released simultaneously in CD and double vinyl formats.

In conjunction with the release of High Country, The Sword will embark on a 25 show tour encompassing Scandinavia, Europe, and the UK. The tour begins on release day, August 21st, at the Pstereo Festival in Trondheim , Norway and ends in Bristol in the UK on September 19th. The band will be touring throughout the remainder of 2015 and 2016.

Dates for the first international leg of the High Country tour are below:

Fri, 21-Aug-2015 Norway Trondheim Pstereo Festival
Sat, 22-Aug-2015 Norway Oslo Parkteatret
Sun, 23-Aug-2015 Sweden Göteborg Sticky Fingers
Tue, 25-Aug-2015 Finland Helsinki Tavastia
Thu, 27-Aug-2015 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Strand
Fri, 28-Aug-2015 Sweden Malmö KB
Sat, 29-Aug-2015 Denmark Copenhagen Lille Vega
Sun, 30-Aug-2015 Germany Hamburg Rock Cafe St Pauli
Mon, 31-Aug-2015 Germany Berlin Magnet
Wed, 02-Sep-2015 Austria Wien Arena
Thu, 03-Sep-2015 Germany Munich Backstage club
Fri, 04-Sep-2015 Italy Milan Legend
Sat, 05-Sep-2015 Austria Salzburg Rockhouse
Sun, 06-Sep-2015 Switzerland Winterthur Salzhaus
Mon, 07-Sep-2015 Germany Stuttgart Universum
Wed, 09-Sep-2015 Belgium Antwerp Trix club
Thu, 10-Sep-2015 Netherlands Tilburg Extase
Fri, 11-Sep-2015 Germany Cologne Luxor
Sat, 12-Sep-2015 France Paris La Boule Noire
Mon, 14-Sep-2015 UK Nottingham Basement
Tue, 15-Sep-2015 UK Glasgow King Tuts
Wed, 16-Sep-2015 UK Manchester Academy 3
Thu, 17-Sep-2015 UK Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Fri, 18-Sep-2015 UK London Underworld
Sat, 19-Sep-2015 UK Bristol The Thekla


 Killing Joke Announce 9 Date UK Tour.

Killing JokeFriday 3rd July 2015
Killing Joke have confirmed a 9 date headline UK tour, starting in Cardiff on October 25th and finishing at the Roundhouse in London on November 6th. This will be the start of an extensive period of touring that will see the legendary and infamous band taking their own particular message to audiences around the world.

Driven by a fierce intelligence plus a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a music that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit, Killing Joke are like no other band. This is a group who came out of punk and then set out on one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic journeys ever.

Killing Joke, with their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm, Killing Joke release ‘Pylon’, a brand new album, via Spinefarm Records later this year. ‘Pylon’ is the follow-up to the ‘MMXII’ (2012) and ‘Absolute Dissent’ (2010) offerings, both also issued via Spinefarm.

Killing Joke UK tour dates

October
25 Cardiff University Great Hall
26 Brighton Concorde 2
27 Exeter Lemon Grove
28 Nottingham Rock City
31 Birmingham The Institute

November
01 Manchester The Ritz
03 Glasgow O2 ABC
04 Leeds Beckett University
06 London The Roundhouse

 Every Time I Die Announce November UK Tour.

Every Time I DieFriday 3rd July 2015
Perhaps one of the most beloved bands, Every Time I Die are proud to announce a headline run this November with support from the excellent Superheaven (US) and Muck (Iceland).

The 13 date tour will travel through England and Scotland, with a special series of small shows in London. The shows will see 3 different sets each night. Fans are able to purchase a season ticket for all 3, only from LIVE NATION
“If you've ever been to an Every Time I Die show in the UK, you'll understand why we would want to spend almost an entire month playing shows there. Intimate venues, cold pints, good mates. Don't miss out. These gigs will be ledge.” says frontman Keith Buckley.

FULL TOUR DATES BELOW
Nov 06 Southampton, Talking Heads
Nov 07 Plymouth Underground
Nov 08 Bristol The Fleece
Nov 09 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Nov 11 Manchester Sound Control
Nov 12 Glasgow Kings Tuts
Nov 13 Aberdeen Tunnels
Nov 14 Newcastle Riverside
Nov 15 Sheffield Corporation
Nov 17 Birmingham Asylum
Nov 18 London The Dome ETID TAKEOVER
Nov 19 London Borderline ETID TAKEOVER
Nov 20 London Underworld ETID TAKEOVER

 Iron Maiden Announce New Album.

Iron MaidenFriday 3rd July 2015
IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Book Of Souls will be released globally on 4th September through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year. However, the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.
The stunning cover art was created by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band previously, and because this 11-track album has a total running time of 92 minutes, it is IRON MAIDEN’s first ever double studio album. There’s a broader split on the songwriting compared to previous Maiden records, with bassist and founder member Steve Harris contributing to seven of the tracks; six of them with Maiden’s guitarists and one sole composition. This is also the first time since 1984’s Powerslave that an IRON MAIDEN studio album also features two tracks written solely by Bruce Dickinson, one of which is the longest song Maiden has ever recorded! It also features two Dickinson/Smith collaborations.

Steve comments,
“We approached this album in a different way to how we’ve recorded previously. A lot of the songs were actually written while we were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them straight away while they were still fresh, and I think that immediacy really shows in the songs, they have almost a live feel to them, I think. I’m very proud of 'The Book Of Souls', we all are, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it, and especially to take it out on the road next year!”

Bruce continues,
“We’re really excited about 'The Book Of Souls' and had a fantastic time creating it. We started working on the album in late summer 2014 and recorded it at Guillame Tell Studios in Paris, where we’d done the 'Brave New World' album back in 2000 so the studio holds special memories for all of us. We were delighted to discover the same magical vibe is still alive and very much kicking there! So we immediately felt at home and the ideas just started flowing. By the time we’d finished we all agreed that each track was such an integral part of the whole body of work that if it needed to be a double album, then double it's going to be!”

The full tracklisting is:
Disc 1
1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
2. Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
3. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
4. The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33
5. When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
6. The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27

Disc 2
7. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
8. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
9. Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
10. The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
11. Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01

Formats:
2CD deluxe hardbound book limited edition
2CD standard edition
Triple heavyweight black vinyl
High res audio (24-bit Mastered for ITunes and non-Mastered for iTunes)
Standard res audio (16 bit/ 44.1 kHz)

The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010’s The Final Frontier was Maiden’s most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in the Billboard 200.

Due to Bruce’s illness the band had to delay touring plans but promise to be out on the road again early next year, giving time for Bruce to make a full physical recovery to be ready for the rigours of Maiden live performances.

 Pierce The Veil Unleash New Single.

Pierce The VeilFriday 19th June 2015
The prayers of Pierce The Veil fans have been answered: The San Diego, CA four piece released their new single "The Divine Zero" on iTunes today.

“This first single, The Divine Zero, goes out to all of our incredibly supportive fans out there who have been waiting for it!. There is nothing more special to us than being able to share new music with all of you, and this is the very first glimpse into our upcoming album. We’re looking forward to playing this song live and singing along with all of you at the Vans Warped Tour this summer. See you at the shows!” says frontman Vic Fuentes

LISTEN TO THE DIVINE ZERO HERE

"The Divine Zero" is the first song Pierce The Veil has released since the rocket¬ride success of the band's 2012 release, Collide With The Sky, selling nearly 300,000 copies in the U.S. alone. The album features the single "King For A Day" (Feat. Kellin Quinn) which has been certified Gold and has racked up an astounding 50 million YouTube views.

Pierce The Veil has been announced to perform at the Alternative Press Music Awards 2015, where vocalist Vic Fuentes is nominated for Best Vocalist, and guitarist Tony Perry is on the ballot for Best Guitarist. Fans can vote at Altpress.com/APMAS. Last year Pierce The Veil took home 4 awards for "Best Live Band," Best Bassist for Jaime Preciado, Mike Fuentes for Best Drummer, and the band took home "Best Song" for "King For A Day" (Feat. Kellin Quinn). Drummer Mike Fuentes is featured on the current cover of Alternative Press' Warped Tour Issue, in stores now.

The band also recently the award for "Best Fanbase" at the 2015 Kerrang! Awards in the UK.

San Diego's Pierce The Veil has become one of the fastest¬rising and most compelling forces on the music scene today. Already winners of "Best Video" at the 2013 Kerrang! Awards, and 2014's Revolver Golden God "Best Film & Video" award for critically ¬acclaimed documentary This Is A Wasteland, the band also won three 2014 Alternative Press Music Awards including Best Live Band. The band garnered a legion of dedicated fans worldwide through multiple tours around the globe, including stints with All Time Low and their recent sold out world tour with Sleeping With Sirens. 2015 has already seen the band grace the cover of Alternative Press, Rock Sound, and Kerrang! Magazine.

Pierce The Veil kicks off their headline slot on the Main Stage of Vans Warped Tour today in Pomona, CA.

 Devil Wears Prada To Release 'Space' EP.

Devil Wears PradaFriday 19th June 2015
The Devil Wears Prada’s first official release since 2013, the conceptual “Space” EP, is due on August 21st (Rise Records). Pre-orders can be placed at http://tdwp.merchnow.com

The “Space” EP is comprised of six songs and is a wholly-collaborative effort, with all band members - Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Daniel Williams (drums), and touring musicians Jonathan Gering (keyboards), and Kyle Sipress (lead guitar) - contributing. The end result is a collection of thematic songs that each explores a different point of view of space and those things that exist outside of the Earth’s province - the sun, the moon, aliens, asteroids, and the interstellar space explorer.

While The Devil Wears Prada has performed the track “Supernova” in concert over the past several months, the band is premiering the final studio version of the song via this “listening video.”

The very metal “Space” EP features some of the most sophisticated lyrics, arrangements, and musicianship The Devil Wears Prada has produced, depicting the emptiness, loneliness and vastness of space. “Planet A,” tells the story of an interplanetary ship's commander; “Alien” is straightforward and brutal, leaving no hope for the survival of mankind. Fear, arrogance and a near-incantation of what’s really important in life are at the centre of “Asteroids."

“We learned a lot from the 'Zombie' EP," said Hranica of the band’s critically-acclaimed 2010 hit. "We wanted each song on the ‘Space’ EP to have a specificity about it, to have its own identity separate from the others, to have its own sound, but still have them all united in concept. We talked about a lot of different themes, but ‘space' just felt right.”

While Hranica had a passion about zombies, “space opera” doesn’t run too close to his personal interests. “Making this EP was a great experience because it allowed me to open up my imagination and creativity, not to be hindered by having too much knowledge of the subject and become overly analytical, being able to write a more fictional narrative. We really look forward to making more records like this.”

For now The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road in the USA, opening the Main Stage for this year’s Mayhem Festival that kicks off in San Diego, CA on June 26th. On days off, the band will headline shows with Whitechapel supporting. “We’re very excited about being on Mayhem this summer,” added Hranica. “We love Mayhem, it’s one of the greatest festival tours we’ve ever done so it’s a real pleasure to be doing it again. And I can’t wait to see Slayer every night”. More dates to be announced soon.
Tour info here: http://www.tdwpband.com/tour

The “Space” EP track listing is:
1. Planet A
2. Alien
3. Moongod
4. Interlude (instrumental)
5. Supernova
6. Asteroid

 Skindred Announce New Album And UK Tour.

SkindredFriday 19th June 2015
SKINDRED are pleased to announce a full UK headline tour in November 2015. The tour will support the imminent release of ‘Volume’, their brand new studio album due out through Napalm Records on the 30th October 2015.

After a sold out Arena run with Steel Panther, a remarkable Camden Rocks performance, two sold out Hit The Deck headline slots and a host of European festival shows (including Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot) already in 2015, Skindred announce a UK November headline tour with Crossfaith & Hed PE as support.

The band are currently putting finishing touches to their 6th studio album, entitled ‘Volume’, which will be the bands first release on Napalm Records. The album was recorded at The Strongroom studio in East London and was produced by longtime collaborator James 'Lerock' Loughrey (previously worked with the likes of White Zombie, Depeche Mode, Manic Street Preachers).

Skindred are the best live band in the UK. In 2014 the band played to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out headline tours at venues such as London’s Forum. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date.

Dates:
Wed 4th Nov 2015 Southampton Guildhall
Thu 5th Nov Norwich UEA
Fri 6th Nov Nottingham Rock City
Sat 7th Nov Manchester Academy
Sun 8th Nov Newcastle Academy
Tue 10th Nov Glasgow ABC
Wed 11th Nov Leeds Stylus
Thu 12th Nov Bristol Academy (10pm curfew)
Fri 13th Nov Birmingham Institute
Sat 14th Nov London Brixton Academy

 The amity Affliction To Headline Impericon Never Say Die Tour.

The Amity AfflictionFriday 19th June 2015
The Amity Affliction are thrilled to reveal more details for their special headline UK dates later this year, as captains of Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2015. The Impericon Never Say Die! Tour has returned with its most impressive line-up yet, blending all the best elements of heavy music into one of the most exciting events of the year. Headlined by fast-rising superstars-in-waiting The Amity Affliction, the tour spans the length and breadth of Europe and features a supporting cast that will appeal to anyone who likes their music fast, passionate, hard and loud. Organised by Avocado Booking, the ninth installment of the Impericon Never Say Die! Tour is pleased to feature :

THE AMITY AFFLICTION - https://www.facebook.com/theamityafflictionofficial
DEFEATER - https://www.facebook.com/defeaterband
BEING AS AN OCEAN - https://www.facebook.com/BeingAsAnOcean
CRUEL HAND - https://www.facebook.com/Cruelhand
FIT FOR A KING - https://www.facebook.com/fitforakingband
BURNING DOWN ALASKA - https://www.facebook.com/burningdownalaska

The Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2015 calls at:

Sun 8th November - LONDON Koko
Mon 9th November - MANCHESTER Club Academy
Tue 10th November - GLASGOW Garage
Wed 11th November - BRISTOL Marble Factory

 Asking Alexandria Announce headline Tour.

Asking AlexandriaFriday 19th June 2015
ASKING ALEXANDRIA--the riotous, genre-bending U.K. rock group have announced a UK headline tour for October this year to coincide with their UK Warped headline slot. These will be the first UK shows from the band with new vocalist Denis Shaforostov.

“We couldn't be more excited about this tour. It's an incredible package and it's going to be our biggest live show of our careers. We are back and we truly are better than ever. This tour is going to be absolutely insane and we can't wait to see you all out there. See you soon.” – Ben Bruce

Check out the first taste of what’s to come from the new line up here: ‘I Won’t Give In’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R4vcHzE5z0

Joining Asking Alexandria on the tour will be Memphis May Fire (Oct 14-28 only), August Burns Red and In Hearts Wake.

Full UK dates are below. Tickets will be on sale Friday 19th June at 10am.

OCTOBER 2015
SUNDAY 18 ALEXANDRA PALACE *
TUESDAY 20 O2 ACADEMY LEICESTER
WEDNESDAY 21 O2 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE
THURSDAY 22 ENGINE SHED, LINCOLN
TUESDAY 27 O2 ACADEMY, SHEFFIELD
WEDNESDAY 28 RITZ, MANCHESTER

*VANS WARPED TOUR UK – CO-HEADLINE WITH BLACK VEIL BRIDES

 August Burns Red Announce New Album And Tour With Asking Alexandria.

August Burns RedFriday 19th June 2015
AUGUST BURNS RED are stoked to announce that they will be heading back to the UK & Europe, out on tour with the mighty Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire and In Hearts Wake this Autumn in the UK & Europe.

Guitarist JB Brubaker comments;
"It's been far too long since we've done club shows in Europe. We are beyond excited to return and are thankful that our pals in Asking Alexandria were kind enough to bring us along on their tour. These shows are going to rule!"

Not only will they be partaking in this awesome tour, they will also be part of the just announced, and eagerly awaited return of the Vans Warped Tour UK. JB continues;

"We've played the Vans Warped Tour in the States quite a few times over the years and we are pleased to be a part of it in England. The line up is stacked and it's going to be a bonkers event. This is one show I have starred on my calendar because I know it's going to be so much fun!”

With the imminent release of their forthcoming album, 'Found In Far Away Places', set for release on June 29th (UK) via Fearless Records, this tour will be the perfect chance to hear some of their new material live, for the first time!

TRACKLIST
1. The Wake
2. Martyr
3. Identity
4. Separating The Seas
5. Ghosts (Featuring Jeremy McKinnon)
6. Majoring In The Minors
7. Everlasting Ending
8. Broken Promises
9. Blackwood
10. Twenty-One Grams
11. Vanguard
Pre-Order
Digital -- found.ee/abrfound
Digital Deluxe -- found.ee/abrfounddeluxe
Bundles -- found.ee/abrfoundpre
Tour Dates/Tickets:
Sun 18 Oct - London Vans Warped Tour
Tue 20 Oct - England Leicester - 02 Academy
Wed 21 Oct - England Newcastle - 02 Academy
Thu 22 Oct - England Lincoln - Engine Shed
Fri 23 Oct - Scotland Glasgow - 02 ABC
Sat 24 Oct - Scotland Dundee - Fat Sams
Sun 25 Oct - Scotland Aberdeen - Garage
Tue 27 Oct - England Sheffield - 02 Academy
Wed 28 Oct - England Manchester - The Ritz

 Warped Tour 2015 Is Go.

Warped TourFriday 19th June 2015
We are thrilled to bring you the line-up for this years VANS WARPED TOUR UK PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY which makes its welcome return to London’s historic Alexandra Palace on 18th October 2015. Warped UK will be the ONLY remaining UK show for Black Veil Brides this year. Joining them as co-headliners are Asking Alexandria. Ben Bruce, guitarist for Asking Alexandria: “We cannot wait to play Warped this October. We are going to bring our biggest and best live show of our career!”

Line up (in alphabetical order) is as follows:


Allusondrugs
Anti-Flag
Asking Alexandria (Co-Headline)
Attila
August Burns Red
Black Veil Brides (Co-Headline) (only remaining UK show in 2015)
Blitz Kids
Boy Jumps Ship
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Creeper
Fearless Vampire Killers
Forever Came Calling
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ghost Town
In Hearts Wake
John Coffey
Memphis May Fire
Metro Station
Reel Big Fish
Roam
Rob Lynch
The One Hundred
The Rocket Summer
The Word Alive
Tigress
Trophy Eyes
Twin Wild
Young Guns

In true Warped Tour tradition, stage times will only be announced on the morning of the show. Get there early! Tickets are available now from http://www.vanswarpedtouruk.com / www.seetickets.com

This years VANS WARPED TOUR UK PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY sees an additional stage added to the West Hall alongside returning sponsor Jägermeister . In the same way The Monster Energy East and West main stages have in previous years, Jukely and Jägermeister stages will alternate to give non-stop music and MORE bands in Ally Pally's West Hall.

To celebrate the return of VANS WARPED TOUR UK PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY, a limited edition T-shirt will be available to purchase with tickets or from the Warped UK web store. This exclusive shirt colour will not be available elsewhere and fans spotted sporting the shirt at the festival itself are in with the chance of winning a variety of awesome experiences if picked out by our spotters. These include the chance to watch a band from side of stage, a backstage tour with Warped Tour Boss, Kevin Lyman, exclusive meet and greets and a whole bunch more!!

VANS WARPED TOUR US starts in Pomona, California this Friday, June 19th and there will be a LIVE WEBCAST (vanswarpedtour.com/webcast) from the show which starts at 11am PST / 2PM EST / 7PM GMT. Band performances to be streamed (bold will be performing at Warped UK): PVRIS, Attila, We Came As Romans, The Amity Affliction, Transit, Beartooth, Memphis May Fire, Black Veil Brides, August Burns Red, Bebe Rexha, blessthefall, Mooseblood, Riff Raff, Neck Deep, As It Is, Night Riots,This Wild Life, Set It Off, Family Force Five, Metro Station, Never Shout Never, Mod Sun, Hands Like Houses, Motion City Soundtrack, Juliet Simms, Citizen, Man Overboard, Icon For Hire, The Wonder Years, Lee Corey Oswald and Miss May I.

And that's not all, the incredible new book “Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years on the road with the Vans Warped Tour” contains 200 explosive pages chronicling the first two decades of the travelling circus that is the Vans Warped Tour. Designed by tour founder Kevin Lyman and longtime friend of Warped, Howie Abrams - this book is loaded with exclusive interviews with the likes of Bad Religion, Blink 182, No Doubt, Coheed and Cambria, Echosmith, Paramore, Bowling For Soup, Reel Big Fish, 3OH!3, Hawthorne Heights, Killswitch Engage, The Wonder Years, Falling In Reverse and many, many more. Plus dozens of never-before-seen photographs from Warped Tour’s rich history by rock photographer Lisa Johnson. A must-have book for anyone who has ever attended the Vans Warped Tour!

The event takes place at “Ally Pally” which was last transformed into a seething mass of punk-fuelled energy in 2013 as the VANS WARPED TOUR rolled into town. The best of punk and metal, with the likes of Rise Against, Parkway Drive and Enter Shikari performing for over 15,000 enthusiastic fans.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman: “Due to popular demand and the ability to put together a stellar line-up, we look forward to bring the Vans Warped Tour back to the UK”

Not only was the 2013 line up one of the most impressive festival bills - seeing incredible performances from Neck Deep, Yellowcard, Hacktivist and a secret acoustic performance by A Day To Remember - In addition, the VANS WARPED TOUR also ran an initiative which saw the donation of hundreds of food tins and cash donations after fans were invited to support the Islington Foodbank and the Trussell Trust to help those in need in the local community. A huge amount of money was also raised for Teenage Cancer Trust via guest list donations and their booth, which saw the likes of While She Sleeps and Crossfaith stop by to meet fans and support the charity.

Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of the Summer Festival circuit in the USA. If you were to read the HUGE list of talented artists who have performed over the last 20 years it reads as the “Who’s Who” guide to the best rock, metal, pop punk and hip hop. Everyone from Eminem to Katy Perry - NOFX to Less Than Jake.

 Enter Shikari Reschedule Bristol Show.

Enter ShikariFriday 19th June 2015
Enter Shikari have today announced that the cancelled Bristol show that was set to go ahead last Friday as a Download Festival warm up, will now take place on Thursday 9th July, the day before the band headline NASS festival.

The original show was unfortunately cancelled due to illness.

Tickets are still valid for this show and refunds are available from the point of purchase.

Enter Shikari have also just announced a huge UK tour for February 2016. Full dates below.

FEBRUARY 2016
THUR 18 - GLASGOW - 02 ACADEMY
FRI 19 - EDINBURGH - CORN EXCHANGE
SAT 20 - NOTTINGHAM - CAPITAL FM ARENA
MON 22 - BOURNEMOUTH - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
TUES 23 - CARDIFF - MOTORPOINT ARENA
THUR 25 - MANCHESTER - VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
SAT 27 - LONDON - ALEXANDRA PALACE

 Buckcherry To Release 7th Studio album.

BuckcherryFriday 19th June 2015
On their Rock ‘n’ Roll, 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.

“There’s been so much talk about how rock ‘n’ roll is dead and all of this bullshit,” says Todd. “The funny thing is, that’s been going on since we put out our first record in 1999. We wanted to call the new album Rock ‘n’ Roll, because this is what we’ve been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavor of Buckcherry.”

They rev up Rock ‘n’ Roll with the propulsive first single and opener “Bring It On Back.” From the jump, a robust guitar groove struts right alongside an unshakable refrain. It’s got the band’s signature hallmarks, but Todd pulled lyrical inspiration from a new source altogether. “When I’m not on the road, I race Go Karts for my hobby,” he says. “The song is really about racing. I had a driver named Kurt Busch in mind when I wrote the lyrics. They call him ‘The Outlaw,’ and he’s a badass. It captures that intensity of racing and the mentality. I love it.”

“Bring It On Back” is an immediate reminder that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and thriving in 2015. 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.

Fans can catch Buckcherry live in concert this summer on their North American tour. Additional tour dates for July – September will be announced soon. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry for additional news and updates.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Track List:
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

 Against Me Announce Live Album '23 Live Sex Acts'.

Against MeFriday 19th June 2015
Xtra Mile Recordings are proud to announce the brand new live album from celebrated rock band Against Me! titled 23 Live Sex Acts. Recorded over the band’s year-long, 2014 world tour and helmed by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, Worriers), 23 Live Sex Acts is an immersive collection of songs that span the band’s entire catalog and provides the most comprehensive look into the powerful Against Me! live experience. 23 Live Sex Acts will be available in stores and online on Friday, September 4. Pre-order for the album is now live on Amazon (need link) and iTunes, where an instant grat of “True Trans Soul Rebel” is now available for download with purchase. The album will also be released on TRIPLE COLOURED VINYL (blue, white, yellow) as well as digital and double cd via the Xtra Mile Recordings store.

Against Me! kicked off their summer North American headlining tour last night. Touring with supports FRANK IERO (My Chemical Romance) and Annie Girl and the Flight, the tour will extend through the middle of July. Against Me! return to this side of the pond UK in August for a run of European shows and to perform on the MAIN STAGE at Reading & Leeds Festival. A full list of dates and more information on tickets can be found via Against Me!’s official website, http://www.againstme.net.

2014 was a pivotal year for the four members of Against Me!, a year that included world touring and the release of its widely acclaimed sixth full-length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, that landed on countless year-end lists. It was also an especially successful year for frontwoman Laura Jane Grace who starred in her own AOL Originals series titled True Trans With Laura Jane Grace, a 10-episode docu-series that was nominated for “Outstanding Documentary” at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards. While continuing to work on her highly-anticipated memoir and performing solo shows around the country that included storytelling and spoken word, the cultural icon also served as Music Director for MTV’s Rebel Music, a series of documentary films about youth, music and global social change, focused on youth protest movements in the most challenging and turbulent parts of the world. Grace is also currently a contributing writer to Noisey where she writes a bi-weekly advice column titled Mandatory Happiness and, alongside the legendary Joan Jett, recently loaned her support for Miley Cyrus’ “Happy Hippie Foundation,” a non-profit whose mission is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.

With the upcoming release of 23 Live Sex Acts, Against Me! will remain one of the hardest working bands in music as they continue to tour and deliver empowering commentary through its passionate punk that’s been revered for over 15 years.

23 Live Sex Acts tracklisting:
01. FUCKMYLIFE666
02. Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
03. Cliché Guevara
04. True Trans Soul Rebel
05. I Was A Teenage Anarchist
06. New Wave
07. Walking Is Still Honest
08. Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
09. Transgender Dysphoria Blues
10. Pretty Girls (The Mover)
11. I Still Love You Julie
12. High Pressure Low
13. Don’t Lose Touch
14. Miami
15. White Crosses
16. Osama Bin Laden As The Crucified Christ
17. How Low
18. Black Me Out
19. Thrash Unreal
20. Unconditional Love
21. The Ocean
22. Sink, Florida, Sink
23. We Laugh At Danger and Break All The Rules

 Miss May I To Release New Studio Album.

Miss May IFriday 19th June 2015
After much anticipation, Ohio metal band Miss May I has announced they will make their return later this summer with the release of their next studio album, Deathless, via Rise Records onAugust 7th. Fans can pre-order the album beginning Wednesday, June 17th at www.MissMayIMusic.com. All pre-orders will come with an instant download of the band’s new track “I.H.E.”
Deathless was produced by Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men) and Nick Sampson (Asking Alexandria) and was recorded at The Foundation Recording Studio in Connersville, IN. The band’s fifth record follows their 2014 breakout, Rise of the Lion, which debuted at #21 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

"We are very excited about this release,” says vocalist Levi Benton. “Not only have we been working on this record for almost a year but we recorded it with our old friend Joey Sturgis who did our first 2 records and really brought out the best in us. This record is about how the last two years have tested us on many levels and how we have come through it all stronger and better. That's where the title comes from, because we are DEATHLESS."

Miss May I’s new record is not only a turning point for the band’s career it’s also a return to form. Since their inception in 2007, they’ve steadily amassed a worldwide army of fans with four records, the last three of which have charted higher with each consecutive release. With Deathless, the band has never sounded more aggressive, while remaining as accessible as always. All roads have led to this point in the band’s burgeoning career. And Miss May I don’t disappoint.

Deathless Track List:
01. I H.E
02. Trust My Heart (Never Hope To Die)
03. Psychotic Romantic
04. Deathless
05. Bastards Left Behind
06. Arise
07. Turn Back The Time
08. Empty Promises
09. The Artificial
10. Born From Nothing

 Northlane Announce October UK Tour.

NorthlaneFriday 19th June 2015
Sydney's Northlane are thrilled to announce their first UK headline tour this October with support coming from Volumes, The Acacia Strain and Hellions.
“We are really, really excited for this tour,” says Northlane guitarist Josh Smith. “For one, I’m so excited that we’re out with some of our favourite bands and people. We will be going to some of the best places in the world and it’s also the first time we’re going to be able to share a full headline set with UK audiences whilst playing songs from ‘Node’. Definitely a recipe for a good time!”

‘Node’, the forthcoming album from Northlane is one of the most ambitious heavy records in recent years and will be their first with lead vocalist Marcus Bridge, who joined the fold in November. The monolithic lead single ‘Obelisk' was also given the title of ‘Rockest Record’ on BBC Radio 1.

Check out the video for ‘Obelisk’ below, already with over 125,000 views:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM_w1vIHWQY
Northlane headline dates:
4th October Bristol Fleece
5th October Birmingham Asylum
6th October Glasgow Classic Grand
7th October Manchester Club Academy
8th October London O2 Islington
9th October Southampton Talking Heads
Tickets are on sale now, priced at £10 (£11.50 for London).

 Marilyn Manson Announces November UK Tour.

Marilyn MansonFriday 19th June 2015
Fresh from an acclaimed USA tour and show stopping performance at UK’s Download Festival on the 13th June 2015, Marilyn Manson announces a four date UK headline tour for November 2015. Full dates are...

Thursday 19th November 2015 London, Eventim Apollo UK
Saturday 21st November 2015 Wolverhampton, Civic UK
Sunday 22nd November 2015 Glasgow, O2 Academy UK
Monday 23rd November 2015 Manchester, O2 Apollo UK

Tickets go onsale at 9am GMT on Friday 19th June 2015. Tickets are available from www.kililive.com, www.seetickets.com and www.triplegmusic.com

Marilyn Manson is touring his critically and commercially acclaimed album 'The Pale Emperor'. Manson has long had his hand on the pulse; now the pulse again moves to the ministrations of his hand. Since he created a 'band' in the early '90s bearing his namesake in the mangroves of southern Florida, Marilyn Manson has utilized a rotating cast of cohorts to deliver his music and message.

The seer, scribe, painter, actor, criminal, panderer of chaos, live performer...oh, and rock and roll demagogue, thee Marilyn Manson roars back above the froth of mass-media and ass mediocrity to deliver a set of soul-stripping, kiss-smearing, church floor-burning songs that stand, unequivocally, his most fully-wrought album being brought to the stage on this upcoming tour.

 Five Finger Death Punch Tour With Papa Roach.

Five Finger Death PunchFriday 19th June 2015
With 10 #1 singles, 25 Top 10 singles and millions of video streams between them, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH have been heralded by fans and press alike as being at the top of their game in the live arena. Now they have come together for the first time to co-headline Europe’s biggest rock tour with support from special guest DEVIL YOU KNOW (featuring Howard Jones, ex-Killswitch Engage). The tour kicks off in Helsinki, Finland on Nov. 2 and end in London, UK on Nov. 28 at Wembley Arena. More shows and special guests will be announced at a later date.

Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch notes: “By the time this tour takes off, our new album “Got Your Six” will be out already. This is our best record so far, really just a solid brick of heavy metal, so we can’t wait to play some of these songs to the European fans. This whole tour is going to be just balls to the wall night after night”. Adds Jacoby Shaddix, vocalist for Papa Roach: "We are stoked to rip up the stages in Europe with our brothers in FFDP!!!! Don't miss it! Papa Roach is gonna be on fire".

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH recently gave their European fans the opportunity to request the tour visit their city via a “demand campaign” housed at housed at http://demand.fivefingerdeathpunch.com/ and http://demand.paparoach.com/. Several hundred thousand people from 19 countries all over Europe responded to the call to action and made their voices heard.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will play the main stage at Download Festival tonight. The band is set to drop their much-anticipated forthcoming sixth full-length studio album, Got Your Six on August 28, 2015, preceded by a new single, “Jekyll and Hyde”. Their previous albums THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 both debuted on the U.S. Billboard album chart at #2 within a four-month period in 2013, as well as in the top ten mainstream charts all around the world. Volume 1 has since gone gold in the U.S. and Canada, and between them, the two albums feature three #1 radio hit singles - “Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest, “Battle Born” and “Wrong Side Of Heaven”, whose video has almost 30 million views to date.

Multi-platinum, Grammy and MTV award nominees PAPA ROACH’s brand of melodic hard rock has influenced many of today’s big names in the metal scene. The band released their 8th studio album F.E.A.R. earlier this year which charted at 13 in the UK charts followed by storming appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals and a sold out headline UK tour. PAPA ROACH are set to release their second single “Gravity,” featuring In This Moment’s Maria Brink. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/tIgtaM7OV4g. 2015 also marks the 15th Anniversary of Infest the band’s 2000 breakthrough album, which has sold over 8 million albums globally to date.

Devil You Know's highly acclaimed debut album, The Beauty of Destruction, earned them the “Best New Band” award at Metal Hammer 2014 Golden Gods Awards and high profile, main-stage performances at Sonisphere the same year.. They are currently recording their sophomore release with Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, All That Remains).

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & PAPA ROACH – EUROPE 2015
+ DEVIL YOU KNOW

DATES:
November
2nd Helsinki, Finland Ice Hall Black Box*
4th Stockholm, Sweden Hovet*
5th Oslo, Norway Sentrum
6th Copenhagen, Denmark Tap1
6th Hannover, Germany Swiss Life Hall
9th Leipzig, Germany Arena
11th Stuttgart, Germany Porsche Arena
13th Frankfurt, Germany Jahhunderthalle
17th Amsterdam, Netherlands Zenith
21st Vienna, Austria Gasometer
25th Dusseldorf, Germany MEH
26th Brussels, Belgium Forest National Club
28th London, UK Wembley Arena***

(*) No Papa Roach
(***) With Special Guests

 Clutch Announce November/December UK Tour.

ClutchFriday 19th June 2015
US rock pioneers CLUTCH are pleased to announce six more UK dates in November and December, in addition to their Irish shows revealed earlier this year.

Tickets for Dublin and Belfast dates are available now. Ticket presales for all other shows kick off from 10am Monday 15th June via O2, 10am Tuesday 16th June via Live Nation, and will be on general sale from 10am Wednesday 17th June, priced £18 regionally / £19 London (+booking fees). Support is yet to be announced.

Dates line up as follows:

November
Fri 20th Nov - DUBLIN Olympia
Sat 21st Nov - BELFAST Limelight
Mon 23rd Nov - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Tue 24th Nov - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 25th Nov - BRISTOL O2 Academy

December
Thu 10th Dec - MANCHESTER Ritz
Fri 11th Dec - WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Sat 12th Dec - LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

The band's eleventh album 'Psychic Warfare' will be released by Weathermaker this September. Song titles revealed so far include: X-Ray Visions, Firebird, Quick Death In Texas, Our Lady Of Electric Lights, Monsters, Decapitation Blues, and Son Of Virginia. Frontman Neil Fallon told Team Rock, "'Psychic warfare' is a lyric from the first track, X-Ray Visions. It's about a guy holed up in a motel for unexplained reasons, and he's under great duress, being attacked by psychically-empowered agents of unknown origin. At least, that's the back story I have in my head

 Butcher Babies To Release New Album.

Butcher BabiesFriday 19th June 2015
The BUTCHER BABIES have returned with their most abrasive and aggressive offering yet and while unrelenting, it also delivers crushing grooves backed with extremely catchy hooks. The much-anticipated new offering, Take It Like a Man (Century Media Records) was recorded in the Hollywood Hills with renowned producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Gojira) and it is set for an Aug 21st release.

BUTCHER BABIES kick off a massive European touring run at Download Fest in the UK this weekend and then will join GWAR and BATTLECROSS across North America from Aug 25th to Sept 18th. See below for all dates and head over to www.facebook.com/butcherbabiesmusic for all additional information.

A new track called “Monsters Ball” can be heard here: http://smarturl.it/monstersball

“We all come from different places and backgrounds, but every member of this band had to fight to be the person he or she is today,” affirms co-vocalist Carla Harvey. “That’s the whole basis for the record. It’s not a gender thing. It’s the inner strength you have to find in order to pull your boots up and keep moving forward, whatever the situation may be.”

While penning lyrics, Shepherd and Harvey also opened up like never before. Blatant, brutal, and (sometimes) belligerent honesty was the only rule.

“You have to dig to get that emotion out,” sighs Harvey. “Metal heads can sense authenticity. They know when you’re real. Everything we write comes straight from the heart and our own experiences. It’s not cookie cutter bullshit.”

That openness has already turned countless fans into believers. Take It Like a Man espouses an inspiring final word.“We want to coerce feeling,” Shepherd leaves off. “If you’re a musician who does that, you’ve succeeded. We just want to inspire anyone who listens to us—and melt their faces off.”

 Enter Shikari Announce 2016 Arena Tour.

Enter ShikariFriday 19th June 2015
Despite being on the cusp of performing the first of their several high-profile UK festival appearances (topping the bill on the second stage at Download Festival this coming weekend), Enter Shikari have unveiled a run of UK dates in “big rooms” for the start of 2016.

Taking in some of the band’s biggest (non-festival) headline shows of their career thus far, the dates start with a pair of relatively intimate Scottish dates, then heading down the country before ending with a 10,000 capacity show at London’s legendary Alexandra Palace.

Joining Enter Shikari as special guests for this run will be North American label-mates, The Wonder Years (openers for the shows are still TBA).

Enter Shikari released their fourth full-length studio album - The Mindsweep - via Ambush Reality / Play It Again Sam (Hopeless Records in North America) in January 2015, giving the band their fourth UK Album Chart Top 10 album.

Since release, the band has toured the world in support of the album, taking in sold out UK & Europe dates (culminating in two packed nights at London Roundhouse, the first of which selling out all 3000 tickets in less than 12 hours) a 6 week tour of the USA & Canada, a short run in Australia and, most recently, two massive headline shows in Russia.

The band’s most recent single, Torn Apart, has spent three weeks on the BBC Radio One playlist thus far, and saw the band recording their fourth Live Lounge for the station (including a cover of Muse’s ‘SuperMassive BlackHole’) as well as releasing a video for the track that looks like THIS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xndh_CwGCn8

Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject of the tour :
“It’s difficult to summon the words, we’re inexpressibly excited for these shows!
Before booking an ‘arena-sized’ tour we wanted to wait until we were able to book as many 'flat-floored' standing venues as possible up and down the UK, as there’s nothing rock ’n’ roll about sitting at a gig 100 meters from the stage. As much as is possible, these venues should feel like normal Shikari shows but swollen in size - the communal aspect of the shows should still stay intact.

I also can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to getting back into the sweet shop of production and lighting so we can make this a total assault on all the senses.

We will also be doing a pro bono public service by testing the structural foundations of each one of these venues to their limits with our sub bass speakers.

We’re really happy to have The Wonder Years out with us, too, and can’t wait to announce the full bill.”

FEBRUARY 2016
THUR 18 - GLASGOW - 02 ACADEMY
FRI 19 - EDINBURGH - CORN EXCHANGE
SAT 20 - NOTTINGHAM - CAPITAL FM ARENA
MON 22 - BOURNEMOUTH - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
TUES 23 - CARDIFF - MOTORPOINT ARENA
THUR 25 - MANCHESTER - VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
SAT 27 - LONDON - ALEXANDRA PALACE

 The 1975 Announce November UK Tour.

The 1975Wednesday 10 th June 2015
Dear friends of The 1975,

I/We/The 1975 are currently in production of our second full length record. Its creation signifies the end of the most inspiring and challenging time that we’ve ever shared as friends and as artists. We simply couldn’t of imagined connecting with as many people as we have since the release of our debut in 2013.

We have toured the world playing over 25,000 shows in 400 different countries (that’s a slight exaggeration but it was a lot) and we have had the privilege of encountering the countless faces that make up our incredibly loyal and ebulliently peculiar fan-base. It is that loyalty that inspired me to write this letter, scrappy as it may be.

This is the beginning of a new chapter for The 1975. Our new record signifies the start of a new world for us, a more colourful world a less colourful world. We want to play shows we want a real shared experience we want to play HUGE shows that we never thought were possible we want to play sets at festivals that people talk about for ages cos it was fun and it was music and the weather was perfect and we want to be honest otherwise what’s the f*&king point? So the best way to start is the way we did before - in venues we have loved and places that feel intimate enough to do a proper new show. With people who really want to be there. Or need to be there in some extreme cases.

We have decided to start touring again this year, November 2015. Due to the size of the venues that we feel are appropriate for this particular tour and taking into consideration the humbling dedication that I have felt from a lot of our fans I predict that only the most dedicated will end up with tickets. This can only be remedied by our reciprocated dedication to playing more and more shows. I’ll see you soon with more music and drama and you’ve known the title all along.

Love

Matty & The 1975

NOVEMBER 2015

9 – Liverpool – The University
10 – Leicester – De Montfort Hall
11 – Sheffield – Academy
12 – Doncaster – Dome
14 – Nottingham – Rock City
15 – Newcastle – Academy
17 – Edinburgh – Corn Exchange
18 – Bridlington – Spa
19 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
20 – Plymouth – Pavilion
21 – Southampton – Guildhall
23 – Southend – Cliff Pavilion
24 – London – Hammersmith Apollo
26 – Brighton – Centre
27 – Swindon – Oasis
28 – Manchester – Academy

 We Came As Romans Unleash New Song.

We Came As RomansWednesday 10th June 2015
Today, We Came As Romans reveal new song and music video, “Regenerate”. The number is taken from the band’s highly anticipated self-titled album, which will be released July 24th, 2015 on Spinefarm Records. The video for “Regenerate” can be viewed now at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2a_Pxd-F1I

Bassist Andy Glass explains, "This video was something we really wanted our fans to be a part of. 'Regenerate' is about getting rid of a damaged mentality and giving restoration to the things that matter. We want our fans to grow with us as we shed old skin, moving forward as a band, and as a family. It was an integral part for us to involve our amazing hometown fans, who helped invoke and express emotion through the video."

The album was recorded with multi-platinum award winning producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Of Mice and Men), and is now available for pre-order here:

We Came As Romans recently released the lead single, “The World I Used To Know”, to praise from fans and critics alike. The song shows a new direction for the band, “boasting a sound meant to fill arenas”, noted Alternative Press Magazine. “The World I Used To Know” can be streamed here: http://bit.ly/1cAwVVY

“The World I Used To Know” will be offered as an instant grat track when pre-ordered digitally from iTunes and MerchNOW. Tomorrow, “Regenerate” will also be included as an instant grat track when pre-ordered.

On the new album, the Detroit-based band confidently shows off a new-found sense of maturity, camaraderie and depth, plus 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 have not only found themselves on the new album, but they’ve found each other, banding together as brothers to take on the world around them – with a massive and dedicated army of fans in tow.

We Came As Romans – Track-listing
1. Regenerate
2. Who Will Pray?
3. The World I Used To Know
4. Memories
5. Tear It Down
6. Blur
7. Savior Of The Week
8. Flatline
9. Defiance
10. 12:30

The band will perform main-stage for the entire run of the US 2015 Vans Warped Tour, which officially kicks off on June 19th, 2015 in Pomona, CA at the Pomona Fairplex.

 Lucy Rose Announce New Album And Massive Tour.

Lucy RoseWednesday 10th June 2015
The 23 dates kick off on the 19th October at Manchester’s Academy 3 and conclude at London’s The Forum for Lucy’s biggest headline date yet on 18th November. Lucy also performs in Belfast and Dublin on the 29th and 30th October respectively.

Work It Out is released on the 6th July through Columbia Records. It was produced by Rich Cooper and recorded at Snap Studios, London. The record features Lucy’s new single, Like An Arrow, and her recent returning single, Our Eyes.

Work It Out enters a whole new sonic space for the young Warwickshire musician. Where debut album, 2012’s ‘Like I Used To’, introduced a fascinatingly assured acoustic artist, rich of melody and deft of touch, Work It Out is the sound of Lucy Rose creating a bold new context for that voice. No apologies. The acoustic guitar remains present, but there’s nothing folk or shy about this record. It’s all Lucy Rose.

The autumn tour goes on sale from Friday 29th May here, with tickets at £15 (London £16.50).

As previously announced, Lucy Rose will be performing at a host of UK festivals this Summer including Bushstock, Truck, T In The Park, Somersault, and the Reading & Leeds Festival.

Lucy Rose Live:

31st May – Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
13th June – Bushstock, London
20th June – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire
21st June – Smoked and Uncut Festival, Swanage
10th July – T In The Park, Perthshire
18th July – Truck Festival, Steventon
24th July – Somersault Festival, Devon
1st August – Kendal Calling, Penrith
29th August – Reading Festival
30th August – Leeds Festival

Autumn Tour:

19th October – Manchester Academy 3
20th October – Bath Komedia
21st October – Cardiff Tramshed
23rd October – Norwich Waterfront
24th October – Wrexham Central
25th October – Carlisle Brickyard
27th October – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
28th October – Glasgow Oran Mor
29th October – Belfast Empire
30th October – Dublin The Button Factory
1st November – Leeds University Union
2nd November – Exeter Phoenix
3rd November – Southend-on-Sea Chinnery's
7th November – Liverpool O2 Academy2*
8th November – Oxford O2 Academy*
9th November – Leicester O2 Academy2*
10th November – Northampton Roadmender
12th November – Newcastle Riverside
13th November – Warwick Arts Centre
14th November – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
15th November – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
17th November - Stoke–On-Trent Sugarmill
18th November – London The Forum


 Ghost Set To Release Third Studio Album.

GhostWednesday 10th June 2015
Ghost have declared that the release date of their third sacred psalm, Meliora, will be August 21st on Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista Recordings. This body of work is the follow-up to 2013’s heralded INFESTISSUMAM and is available for pre-order beginning today HERE. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a complimentary download of album track “Cirice” (stream HERE). Late last month, the congregation revealed a video of the Summoning of Papa III. It can be viewed HERE.

Ghost have also revealed a brand new music video for “Cirice”, directed by Roboshobo, which can be viewed HERE.

Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls today issued a message announcing their return to North America to deliver their satanic melodies to audiences across the continent this autumn for their ‘Black To The Future’ headlining tour. The procession will begin at The Fillmore in Washington, DC on September 22nd with UK act Purson guesting on all shows. Tickets for these dates will be available for purchase starting this Friday, June 12th at 10:00 AM local time. See below for a complete itinerary. A European tour will be announced in short order.

Ghost released their second album INFESTISSUMAM on April 16th, 2013 via Loma Vista Recordings. This 10-song offering was produced by Grammy® Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains) in Nashville, TN, and debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. SPIN called the record, "one of the most anticipated heavy metal albums of 2013”, and Pitchfork praised its “addictive as sin” hooks. Rolling Stone described the sound of Ghost as “somewhere between Mastodon and Metallica, with a heavy dose of Swedish synth mixed in”.

In November of 2013, the band released If You Have Ghost, a five-track EP recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, including cover versions of songs by Roky Erickson, ABBA, Army of Lovers and Depeche Mode.

Ghost have toured the U.S. extensively and appeared at various music festivals across the country, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Rock on the Range.

Meliora Track-listing
1. Spirit
2. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
3. Cirice
4. Spöksonat
5. He Is
6. Mummy Dust
7. Majesty
8. Devil Church
9. Absolution
10. Deus in Absentia

Live Dates
September 22 - The Fillmore - Washington, DC
September 23 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
September 25 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
September 26 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
September 27 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
September 28 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
September 30 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
October 1 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
October 2 - The Majestic Theater - Detroit, MI
October 3 - The Riviera - Chicago, IL
October 5 - Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
October 6 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
October 8 - The Civic Auditorium - New Orleans, LA
October 9 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
October 10 - Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
October 11 - The Ritz - Tampa, FL
October 13 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
October 14 - Aztec Theater - San Antonio, TX
October 16 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
October 17 - Sumitt Music Hall - Denver, CO
October 19 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
October 20 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
October 21 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR
October 23 - Warfield - San Francisco, CA
October 26 - The Mayan Theater - Los Angeles, CA
October 27 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
October 28 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
October 30 - Northside Park Theater - San Diego, CA
October 31 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
November 1 - Monster Mash Festival - Phoenix, AZ

 Team Sleep Are Back.

TeamsleepWednesday 10th June 2015
Team Sleep has premiered a track with Rolling Stone today. This new version of “Blvd. Nights” was captured during their live/in-studio Woodstock Sessions (in upstate NY) last autumn. To be released via LP/CD on July 10th, the Woodstock Sessions will be the collective’s first official release in over 10 years!

Listen to “Blvd. Nights” premiere via Rolling Stone here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/hear-team-sleep-play-blvd-nights-for-first-time-since-2007-20150609

An experimental and at times unclassifiable amalgamation of styles, the group’s loose roster includes Chino Moreno (Deftones), Chuck X (Crosses), CrookOne, Rick Verret and Todd Wilkinson. New to the fold and manning the drum throne for the forthcoming album is Gil Sharone (of Marilyn Manson/The Dillinger Escape Plan fame).

Since their self-titled debut in 2005, the group has only sporadically reconvened for touring and demo recording. However in October of 2014, Team Sleep descended on Applehead Studios (Coheed & Cambria, Chiodos), to record Woodstock Sessions vol. 4. The album will include powerful re-workings of their classic material as well as official versions of songs heretofore only appeared in demo form.

As is the format for Woodstock Sessions events, a live audience attended the two-day session and watched the band compose, perform and record the album.

With this premiere, Team Sleep is also announcing that several other releases are in the works for them. These will include a series of studio and instrumental EP’s. Select live shows are also on the itinerary for the near future.

About Woodstock Sessions: The Woodstock Sessions produce events that are a hybrid between audience-attended recording sessions & live performance. The products of these sessions are unique recordings and the ultimate fan experience. Sessions have included Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Martin Medeski & Wood + Nels Cline, Bad Brains and The Alan Evans Trio.

 Periphery Announce Autumn UK Tour.

PeripheryWednesday 10th June 2015
Washington D.C. progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY have announced their return to Europe this fall with a headlining tour in support of their 2015 double release “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega”. The tour is presented by Jackson Guitars and Seymour Duncan in association with Impericon with a lineup featuring Veil of Maya.

Guitarist Misha Mansoor comments: "We are beyond excited to announce that we are FINALLY coming back for a proper European headlining tour. Our schedule and opportunities have just worked out to where we haven't done one in years, and this is well overdue. To add to that, we are bringing our good buddies in Veil Of Maya with us, so it's going to be a special one. We can't wait!"

PERIPHERY’s last tour in Europe was in support of The Devin Townsend Project and wrapped up with a headline show at The Forum in London, which sold out three months in advance.

PERIPHERY will begin their fall European tour on 13th November in Bristol, England joined by Veil of Maya. Tickets are available Tuesday 9th June.

VIP upgrades, sold separately from tickets, will be available in three tiers with options of meet and greet with PERIPHERY, watching the band sound check and the opportunity to watch the live show from side-stage. VIPs are on sale now at www.soundrink.com.

13.11.15 (UK) Bristol – Marble Factory
14.11.15 (UK) Manchester – Academy 2
15.11.15 (UK) Glasgow – The Garage
16.11.15 (UK) Birmingham – The Library
17.11.15 (UK) Norwich – Waterfront
19.11.15 (UK) London – Koko
20.11.15 (B) Hasselt – Muziek-O-Droom
21.11.15 (D) Cologne - Essigfabrik
22.11.15 (NL) Eindhoven – Epic Fest (@ Klokgebauw)
23.11.15 (D) Hamburg – Markthalle
25.11.15 (S) Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
26.11.15 (N) Oslo – John Dee
27.11.15 (S) Stockholm – Debaser Strand
29.11.15 (F) Helsinki – Tavastia
01.12.15 (DK) Copenhagen – Lille Vega
02.12.15 (D) Berlin – C-Club
03.12.15 (P) Warsaw – Proxima
04.12.15 (P) Krakow – Fabryka
05.12.15 (CZ) Prague – Rock Café
06.12.15 (A) Vienna – Szene
08.12.15 (D) Munich – Backstage Halle
09.12.15 (D) Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
10.12.15 (D) Karlsruhe – Substage
11.12.15 (CH) Aarau – Kiff
12.12.15 (I) Romagnano Sesia – R’N’R Arena
14.12.15 (F) Lyon – CCO
15.12.15 (E) Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
16.12.15 (E) Madrid – Caracol
17.12.15 (F) Bordeaux – Rock School Barbey
18.12.15 (F) Paris – Divan Du Monde

PERIPHERY
16.-18.07.15 (ES) Viveiro - Resurrection Fest

 P.O.D Announce New Album 'The Awakening'.

P.O.DTuesday 9th June 2015
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-nominated SoCal hard-rockers P.O.D. will release their ninth studio album, The Awakening (T-Boy/UMC), on August 21. The evocative album, produced by the band’s long-time collaborator and friend, Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Kelly Clarkson), features 10 tracks and special guests Maria Brink from In This Moment and Lou Koller from Sick of it All.

Beginning today, The Awakening is available worldwide for preorder on CD, digital, and vinyl LP. Preorders for the digital album on iTunes unlock the rousing lead single, “This Goes Out To You,” for immediate download.

P.O.D. is on tour throughout the summer and well into the fall, with confirmed shows in more than 25 U.S. cities (confirmed dates below; more to be announced). Before heading out on tour, P.O.D. will celebrate the release of their new single, “This Goes Out To You,” by performing a special pre-game ‘Party at the Park’ set at San Diego’s PETCO Park this Friday, June 12 (San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers). For more information about P.O.D.’s upcoming tour dates and The Awakening, visit payableondeath.com.

Long known for carrying the hard rock torch with a positive message, P.O.D. are looking forward to sharing The Awakening with fans around the world. The album travels on a journey based on the good and bad choices of a central character, exploring the consequences of his decisions.

“The Awakening is meant to be listened to in its entirety,” says P.O.D. singer and lyricist Sonny Sandoval. “Every song ultimately explores a character dealing with life, making mistakes, fighting, trying. But we also live in a singles-type world, and it works on that level, too.”

Sonically, each track benefitted from the band’s years of studio and stage experience. “I used to want to put as many tracks of guitar on the record as I could, because I thought that’s what you did,” says guitarist Marcos Curiel. “But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that the more space you’re letting in with all the instruments, everything breathes and has an energy and a vibe.”

“The Awakening is definitely an evolution from where we’ve come from,” says bassist Traa Daniels. “It’s this amazing piece of art that we’ve been able to put together as four guys who are like brothers; this is really special.”

“I feel this is like a pivotal moment for P.O.D.,” says drummer Wuv Bernardo. “It’s more than just `Man, we just went in the studio and did a record…’ The urgency of our band, as far as how serious we are putting this kind of material in there and the way that we did it, blows my mind. I am proud of these guys, of us.”

Since forming in San Diego in 1992, P.O.D. (Payable on Death) have charted their own course, with worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, hugely successful international tours, and a series of chart-topping radio hits. Over the span of two decades they have released eight studio albums of original songs – including the triple-platinum Satellite – seen chart success with more than a dozen Rock radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” and “Boom,” the Active Rock hit “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever,” received three GRAMMY Award® nominations, and racked up four No. 1 music videos. The band has also contributed songs to numerous major motion picture soundtracks.

P.O.D. is Sonny Sandoval (vocals), Marcos Curiel (guitar), Traa Daniels (bass) and Wuv Bernardo (drums). The members of P.O.D. are also active members of a tight-knit music community, collaborating on their own records as well as others’, including Katy Perry, H.R. (Bad Brains), Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), and more.

When asked about P.O.D.’s particularly active schedule this year, Wuv summed it up well for everyone, saying, “This time around it’s just pure band excitement. It’s natural and it’s where we’re at.”

1. Am I Awake
2. This Goes Out To You
3. Rise of NWO
4. Criminal Conversations (feat. Maria Brink)
5. Somebody's Trying to Kill Me
6. Get Down
7. Speed Demon
8. Want It All
9. Revolución (feat. Lou Koller)
10. The Awakening

 Motley Crue Announce Final Tour.

Motley CrueTuesday 9th June 2015
One of the most legendary and iconic rock bands to grace the world’s stages, Mötley Crüe made their last tour announcement ever today when they revealed which European cities would be included on their Final Tour. The European dates are part of the band’s 2-year ‘Final Tour’ cycle that will culminate at Staples Center on December 31st in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA for their last show ever.

Mötley Crüe gave their fans an opportunity to vote which European cities they would visit on the Final Tour. An overwhelming 500,000 fans in 18 European countries shared their messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DemandtheCrue. They could also track the progress of the conversation via a heat map that was updated daily at: Motley.com/DemandTheCrue. Today, at a press conference in London hosted by Matt Everitt of BBC6 Music, the band gathered in front of European media from 12 countries and revealed the results of the voting.

The November tour dates will be the ultimate farewell to the European continent as Mötley Crüe bring their biggest production and pyro show to date, including Nikki Sixx's flame throwing bass and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum roller coaster, as well as the “Crüesnest” where fans can sit with the band up close and personal during the grand finale of the show. Check out highlights from Mötley Crüe’s show here: http://bit.ly/1G2uGFC


Bassist Nikki Sixx commented:
"We're excited to come back to Europe with all the songs, bells and whistles and say goodbye during The Final Tour to the greatest fans in rock n roll."

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe have just finished touring Australia, New Zealand and Japan, The band are currently saying farewell to the European festival circuit having just laid waste to Sweden Rock Festival this past weekend and with two massive performances coming up this weekend at Novarock Festival in Austria and at Download in the UK before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Mötley Crüe originally announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career as December 31st 2015. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper*, who already joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014. He will be tearing up the stage once again on most 2015 dates. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

THE FINAL TOUR – EUROPE
NOVEMBER 2015

Monday 2 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK*
Tuesday 3 Manchester Arena, UK*
Wednesday 4 Birmingham Genting Arena, UK*
Friday 6 London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK
Sunday 8 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany*
Monday 9 Basel St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Tuesday 10 Medoplanum Forum, Italy*
Thursday 12 Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco
Friday 13 Munich, Zenith, Germany*
Saturday 14 Düsseldorf ISS Dome, Germany*
Monday 16 Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Wednesday 18 Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
Friday 20 Abu Dhabi Du Arena, United Arab Emirates

*With Alice Cooper
Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 19th June 2015 priced at £47.50 / £40.00 London
£45.00 / £40.00 / £35.00 regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Sisters Of Mercy Announce October UK Tour.

Sisters Of MercyTuesday 9th June 2015
The Sisters Of Mercy will play UK shows this October, including their first London show since their sold out 2011 Roundhouse appearance.

October tour:
12-OCT Glasgow - ABC
14-OCT Leeds - Becket University
15-OCT Nottingham - Rock City
17-OCT Manchester - Ritz
18-OCT London - Roundhouse

Tickets go on sale on Thursday 11th June 10 am from www.kiliilve.com | www.seetickets.com and usual outlets.

 Lamb Of God Unleash New Song.

Lamb Of GodTuesday 9th June 2015
Grammy-nominated Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, on July 24, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Today, LAMB OF GOD has unleashed the brand new track “512”, cut from VII: Sturm Und Drang. Listen now via the band’s YouTube page and Spotify, and stay tuned for the official music video for the track, directed by Jorge Torres-Torres, coming soon.

For more info, read the exclusive “512” track description interview with vocalist Randy Blythe via RollingStone.com here.

VII: Sturm Und Drang is now available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes

VII: Sturm Und Drang is produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and was recorded in California at NRG Recording Studios and Suburban Soul Studios.

LAMB OF GOD tour the USA this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White: The band perform at the UK's Download Festival this Sunday.

 Parkway Drive Announce Fifth Studio Album.

Parkway DriveTuesday 9th June 2015
Australian titans and metal's most ambitious band, Parkway Drive, have announced that their highly anticipated fifth album, Ire, will be released September 25 on Epitaph. Watch Parkway Drive’s most intense video to date, featuring the band engaging in death defying stunts, for the track "Vice Grip" now at https://www.ParkwayDriveRock.com.

As seen in the "Vice Grip" video, these demonstrations of risk-taking, of showing no fear, and of acquiring new skills could be a metaphor for the entire creation of Ire, the follow up to 2012's Atlas which was certified gold in Australia. Parkway Drive has taken a stunning creative leap and produced what they consider to be a career-defining statement.

As stated by vocalist Winston McCall:
“This is the album for us. Every single step of the way, whenever there was gamble to take, we took the biggest one we could. If this isn’t the album that can go further than anything we thought was possible with this band and this type of music, that’s fine, but we can’t go back from this as far as we’re concerned.”

Parkway Drive has spent the past decade at the forefront of heavy music worldwide, and yet Ire is the sound of a band that continues to push their own limits. This is the kind of band that can sell-out stadiums and who have reached Metallica, metal god-like status in their home country. But Parkway Drive still loves the excitement of setting up a DIY show in Kolkata, India as seen in their world tour documentary Home is for the Heartless (2012).

The Australian powerhouse has tapped deep into its reserves of talent and creativity, and have taken their craft as musicians and songwriters to another level. Ire is clearly something brave and new as heard in the band's new found musical depth and urgency in Winston's vocal deliverance. They are a band that will continue to challenge themselves; and in doing so they will again redefine what has been thought possible for a metal band from Australia to achieve. Pre-orders for Ire are available at ParkwayDriveRock.com. Parkway Drive will tour worldwide in support of Ire; US tour dates are forthcoming.

Ire Track Listing
1. Destroyer
2. Dying To Believe
3. Vice Grip
4. Crushed
5. Fractures
6. Writings on the Wall
7. Bottom Feeder
8. The Sound of Violence
9. Vicious
10. Dedicated
11. A Deathless Song

 Light Years sign To Rude Records.

Light YearsTuesday 9th June 2015
Rude Records is happy to announce the signing of American pop-punk band Light Years, based in Cleveland, OH.

The band is currently mixing and mastering their highly-anticipated second full-length album, due out this fall.

Produced by Will Yip (Anthony Green, Balance and Composure, Circa Survive, La Dispute, Title Fight and more) it already puts Light Years as a band to look out for in the future, not mentioning the success and buzz their debut album 'I Won’t Hold It Against You' had to offer.

Watch the announcement video from the band members themselves by clicking on the link below!

Announcement link: https://youtu.be/2FYbBHjSUDk

Light Years is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Pat Kennedy, bassist Tommy Englert, guitarist Andrew Foerst and drummer Kent Sliney all of whom have graduated from the teenage angst that fuels most of their peers, instead turning their focus to the problems that face them in their mid-20s.
'I Won’t Hold This Against You', their 2013 debut LP released via Paper + Plastick Records, dwelled on the inescapable past while looking for ways to heal the scars incurred while coming of age. Additionally, in 2014 the band has released a five-song EP entitled 'Temporary' via Animal Style Records on the 9th of September.

On a break from the studio sessions, the band will be headlining a US tour this summer. Check out the dates below!
Their second full-length album is currently scheduled to be released via Rude Records worldwide this fall.

 Children Of Bodom Announce New Album 'I Worship Chaos'.

Children Of BodomMonday 8th June 2015
World renowned Finnish heavy metal powerhouse Children Of Bodom (aka COB) are set to release their ninth studio album ‘I Worship Chaos’ worldwide on October 2, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was created by Finnish artist Tuomas Korpi.

COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho commented on the new album;
“We are close to putting the finishing touches on the new COB record ‘I Worship Chaos’ and as much fun (but most importantly raw, literally bloody knuckled hard work) it has been making it, I’m more than happy and even more anxious to share this chaos with the rest of the world. So people, put your shades and helmets on, it will get very dark and it might hurt, in a perfect COB fashion of course!”

Returning to Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) to record ‘I Worship Chaos’, the album was produced by COB and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums ‘Halo Of Blood’, ‘Hatebreeder’, ‘Follow the Reaper’ and ‘Hate Crew Deathroll’. The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

COB is set to embark on a momentous worldwide trek in support of ‘I Worship Chaos’.
Stay tuned for more details.

Below is the track listing for ‘I Worship Chaos’;
01. iHurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
03. Morrigan
04. Horns
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All for Nothing
10. Widdershins

*The deluxe version of I Worship Chaos will include bonus tracks.

 The Sword To Release New Album.

The SwordMonday 8th June 2015
Following the worldwide acclaim of their fourth album, Apocryphon, The Sword announce today that they will release their new album, High Country, worldwide through Razor & Tie on August 21st and in France on September 4th. Recorded in Austin, Texas, the album was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins. High Country features 15 new compositions and will be released simultaneously in CD and double vinyl formats.

In conjunction with the release of High Country, The Sword will embark on a 25 show tour encompassing Scandinavia, Europe, and the UK. The tour begins on release day, August 21st, at the Pstereo Festival in Trondheim , Norway and ends in Bristol in the UK on September 19th. The band will be touring throughout the remainder of 2015 and 2016.

Dates for the first international leg of the High Country tour are below:

Fri, 21-Aug-2015 Norway Trondheim Pstereo Festival
Sat, 22-Aug-2015 Norway Oslo Parkteatret
Sun, 23-Aug-2015 Sweden Göteborg Sticky Fingers
Tue, 25-Aug-2015 Finland Helsinki Tavastia
Thu, 27-Aug-2015 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Strand
Fri, 28-Aug-2015 Sweden Malmö KB
Sat, 29-Aug-2015 Denmark Copenhagen Lille Vega
Sun, 30-Aug-2015 Germany Hamburg Rock Cafe St Pauli
Mon, 31-Aug-2015 Germany Berlin Magnet
Wed, 02-Sep-2015 Austria Wien Arena
Thu, 03-Sep-2015 Germany Munich Backstage club
Fri, 04-Sep-2015 Italy Milan Legend
Sat, 05-Sep-2015 Austria Salzburg Rockhouse
Sun, 06-Sep-2015 Switzerland Winterthur Salzhaus
Mon, 07-Sep-2015 Germany Stuttgart Universum
Wed, 09-Sep-2015 Belgium Antwerp Trix club
Thu, 10-Sep-2015 Netherlands Tilburg Extase
Fri, 11-Sep-2015 Germany Cologne Luxor
Sat, 12-Sep-2015 France Paris La Boule Noire
Mon, 14-Sep-2015 UK Nottingham Basement
Tue, 15-Sep-2015 UK Glasgow King Tuts
Wed, 16-Sep-2015 UK Manchester Academy 3
Thu, 17-Sep-2015 UK Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Fri, 18-Sep-2015 UK London Underworld
Sat, 19-Sep-2015 UK Bristol The Thekla


 

 Creeper Sign To Roadrunner Records.

CreeperMonday 8th June 2015
Southampton’s goth-punk quintet CREEPER have enjoyed a phenomenal rise since their first sold-out hometown show at The Joiners last August. Having subsequently debuted in London with a rammed set at The Old Blue Last, they then hit the road for their first full tour as guests to Funeral for a Friend. After a rapturously received performance at this weekend’s Camden Rocks Festival, CREEPER can now confirm that they have signed a recording contract with Roadrunner Records.

"Roadrunner Records has been a constant in our lives ever since we were young,” says vocalist Will Gould. “They have been a hugely important part of my young life, from picking up the first Slipknot album to The Misfits’ record 'Famous Monsters’. To be involved with a record company who have put out some the defining records of our youth is incredibly exciting for us. It's difficult to convey just how thrilled we are to be joining the Roadrunner family and to be making records together."

Will Gould and guitarist Ian Miles formed CREEPER from the fading embers of cult hardcore favourites Our Time Down Here. The line-up was completed with the addition of former Hang The Bastard guitarist Sina Nemati as well as bassist Sean Scott and drummer Dan Bratton.

CREEPER’S self-released debut EP established their musical blueprint, which combines the black-hearted punk rush of AFI, The Misfits and The Damned with the theatricality of David Bowie and My Chemical Romance as well as the dark romanticism of Nick Cave. The band are also inspired by old school horrors such as The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone and Phantom of the Paradise, as well as films which celebrate the outsider such as Heathers and Stand By Me.

CREEPER are currently putting the finishing touches to their first EP for Roadrunner. Set in the band’s hometown of Southampton, the video for first track ‘LIE AWAKE’ is the first instalment of a two part story of life, love and obsession which will conclude later in the year.

Upcoming festival dates include Download on June 13th, 2000 Trees on July 10th and Hevy Fest on August 14th.

 Dan Andriano Announces New Solo Album.

Dan AndrianoMonday 8th June 2015
Xtra Mile Recordings is excited to announce the release of ‘Party Adjacent’, the second full-length from Alkaline Trio’s Dan Andriano's solo project, Dan Andriano In the Emergency Room on July 17, 2015. The first fruits from this stunning album is the track ‘Enemies’ – check out the lyric video here:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/eS2hNj2cquY
Premiered on Billboard earlier today.

Pre-order the album now and receive this track instantly:

“The Emergency Room started as something for me to do with songs I had been writing that didn’t seem to have a place on Alkaline Trio records,” explains Andriano. Started when he found himself living in Florida, he released his debut full-length Hurricane Season in 2011 and toured troubadour-style around the release with just an acoustic guitar on the US and European legs of the Revival Tour.

Released by XMR for the world (ex NA) and Asian Man Records in the US - Party Adjacent marks the beginning of a new chapter to the Emergency Room story. Produced by Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry, Andriano is joined by a backing band of Jeff, Kevin Higuchi of The Jeff Rosenstock Band and Mike Huguenor of Hard Girls to fantastic effect. With influences ranging from Thin Lizzy to Elvis Costello to Billy Bragg, Party Adjacent is obviously one of those rare records that is built by an artist's singular vision and augmented by exactly the right collaborative team.

Tracklisting is below, stay tuned for more information on the release in the coming months.
Tracklisting:
01) Pretty Teeth
02) Wait
03) Eye Contact
04) Don't Have A Thing
05) My Human Being
06) Haunt Your House
07) Fire Pit
08) Enemies
09) Lowrider
10) Plain Old Whiskey
11) Lost
12) Snake Bites

 Sepultura Announce 30th Anniversary Shows.

SepulturaMonday 8th June 2015
Brazilian metal icons Sepultura are very proud to announce that their 30th Anniversary Tour will now include a visit to the UK.

After touring Russia from West to far East in 17 epic performances and taking the celebration of their 30 years to North America (including the first-ever Rock in Rio USA Festival), the mighty Sepultura are ready to hit the road and thrash the UK once again!

Sepultura’s 30th Anniversary Tour will be a very special event as the band travels through their magnificent history.

Die-hard fans will have the chance to see a unique show.

Vocalist Derrick calls on fans for this un-missable tour; ‘We will be playing songs that we normally don't perform so all you hardcore fans will not want to miss the surprises’ ‘Come join us and be a part of this special moment in our career. We look forward to seeing you all there!’

It was the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil that launched the ascent of their native sons Sepultura (Portuguese for “grave”) in 1983 with a trajectory unsuspectingly aimed at the worldwide metal music scene. They were a band with humble economic beginnings, whose musical identity was forged in the context of living through Brazil’s authoritarian military dictatorship. Sepultura would go on to become Brazilian ambassadors to the metal world, revered master architects of the death/thrash genre, and the most successful heavy metal band from the Federal Republic of Brazil.

Sepultura have released thirteen studio albums to date, the latest being ‘The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart’ in 2013.

The album was inspired by Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 movie ‘Metropolis.’ Sepultura leaned heavily on the strength of their thrash metal influences to make a statement against the dehumanizing effects of technology. The album was an angry dystopian documentary in sonic form – which also addressed the chaotic aftermath of natural disasters, the unfulfilled promises of religion, and the still-widening divide and unbridgeable gap between pampered citizens who live in decadent luxury and the working poor who withstand unbearable living and working conditions to simply survive.

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary UK dates Sepultura have announced the pre-order and release of new digital single ‘Sepultura Under My Skin’.

‘Sepultura Under My Skin’ will be released on 7th June.

You can see Sepultura celebrating their 30th Anniversary at the following shows;

Nov 17th – Manchester, Club Academy
Nov 18th – Glasgow, Classic Grand
Nov 19th – Bristol, Marble Factory
Nov 20th – London, Electric Ballroom

Sepultura are also playing 2 UK & Ireland dates in August following their Main Stage performance at the renowned Derbyshire UK metal festival Bloodstock.

Aug 9th – Bloodstock Festival, Derbyshire
Aug 10th - Dublin, Academy
Aug 11th – Chester, Live Rooms

 Attila Frontman Fronz To Release Solo Album.

AttilaMonday 8th June 2015
Your new favourite rapper has arrived! Attila frontman Fronz will release his long-gestating and much-anticipated rap album Party People's Anthem on 30th June via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie.

As a rapper, Fronzilla is best described as the Eazy-E of the Tumblr generation, mixed with the recklessness of Schoolboy Q and the fashion-forward freshness of A$AP Mob.

Fronzilla debuted "They Still Talk," the first track from the album, featuring a guest spot from Issues' Tyler Carter, on his incredibly active social media channels today, May 21, and as expected, fans went absolutely nuts.

Reactions to "They Still Talk" were varied, vast, and vehement. Sample comments? "Sick track man! Let them talk shit because they'll never be better than you"; "It's about time"; "Uh, yeah!"; "I'VE WAITED SO LONG OMFG AAAAAH IT'S PERFECT"; "a lot better than I thought bro I'm on board." There were lots of "Dudes!" and "OMGs!," too.

This is Fronz we're talking about and he is a cultural lightning rod. Nothing he does is met with a middle-of-the-road reaction, and that's to his credit.

Now that he has fully embarked on his career as a rhyme spitter with the same "IDGAF" attitude that he adopts as Attila's frontman, his artistic pursuits, combined with his entrepreneurial endeavours, make Fronz a true Renaissance Man for the millennial generation

ALBUM TRACK LIST
1. Turn It Up
2. Next Level
3. In Too Deep
4. They Still Talk
5. Trapped
6. Creeper
7. Party People’s Anthem
8. Funkylicious
9. Get Buck
10. Zilla
11. I Ain’t Trippin’

 Motorhead Announce New Album - Black Magic.

MotorheadMonday 8th June 2015
After 40 years rattling teeth, bones and ears with their legendary rock’n’roll, you might excuse Motörhead if they wanted to ease off.
Put their feet up.
Relax a little.
But that’s just it…
…this is Motörhead.
And instead, Motörhead gleefully say a loud and hearty ‘bollocks’ to that sort of feeble-minded thinking with their 22nd studio album, Bad Magic. Bristling with thunderous attitude, pioneering spirit and some of the fiercest rhythms and riffs that’ll beat your ears into submission this year, Bad Magic is a massive kick in the teeth for anyone who dared believe it might be otherwise. Indeed, if those people still remain, they would do well to grab some big fat earplugs, fall to their knees and pray like buggery, because big-rig head crushers like “Thunder And Lightning” and the especially l-o-u-d “Teach‘Em How To Bleed” show that Motörhead are as strong, mean, loud, relentless, uncompromising and goddam heavy as ever.

Drawing on their own vast catalogue of road-warrior freewheeling rock’n’roll spirit, Bad Magic also strides confidently into some of the earlier attitudes of Motörmusic. Written and recorded in the studio together, for the first time in the Kilmister/Campbell/Dee era, the more ‘live’ approach to creating Bad Magic has obviously paid dividends in this regard. There is the driving malevolence of “Choking On Your Screams”, with Lemmy in magnificently omnipotent vocal mood, “Electricity” carries a hefty chunk of punk attitude married with some of Phil Campbell’s best lead work in years, while “Shoot Out All of Your Lights” is all devilish, greasy biker-borne-screw-you-and yours, Mikkey Dee’s tribal drums pounding out a great path for more Kilmister proclamations. The boys even enjoyed a guest appearance from Queen’s Brian May on “The Devil”, adding a scintillating solo on this thunderous Motörstomper.

Produced at NRG Studios with long-time producer Cameron Webb, Bad Magic came together after a couple of years which saw Motörhead enjoy their most successful international era in over two decades off the back of their last release Aftershock. Lemmy also finally decided to face the fact he is flesh, blood and mortal like all of us, adjusting his lifestyle to kick the ass of health-issues and re-emerging stronger, leaner and meaner than ever. His own personal performances on Bad Magic rank as some of the most wide-ranging and unique he has delivered in years, and on the ballad “Until The End”, Lemmy opens up with equal levels explanation and intent on the simple but important matters which life conjures for us all. Add to all of this a wonderfully executed, gritty delivery of The Rolling Stones classic “Sympathy For The Devil”, and it will be clear to anyone with a pair of ears that Bad Magic is Motörhead’s finest work in over two decades.

You can also expect the road to get it’s ass-kicked by Motörhead once again in the last half of 2015! Starting in mid-August, there will be a North American tour with Anthrax which ends with the now-legendary Motörboat cruise between Sept 28th – Oct 2nd from Miami, Florida to Nassau in the Bahamas, also featuring Slayer and Anthrax among a bumper line-up of bands. And Motörhead’s 40th Anniversary European Winter tour will start on November 15th 2015 at Le Zenith in Paris, ending on December 6th at the Hartwell Arena in Helsinki, Finland. More dates will be announced soon, so keep checking the band’s official website www.imotorhead.com as well as the following social media platforms for details.

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMotorhead

Twitter: @MyMotorhead

All in all, with Bad Magic’s release now confirmed, Motörheadbangers and rock’n’roll fans worldwide can prepare themselves for the prodigal return of rock music’s greatest, meanest, dirtiest and most relentless trio…yeah, believe it: Motörhead proudly, and defiantly, remain the flag you’re proud to fly through thick and thin.

BAD MAGIC – TRACKLISTING
1. Victory Or Die – 3.09
2. Thunder & Lightning – 3.06
3. Fire Storm Hotel – 3.35
4. Shoot Out all of Your Lights – 3.15
5. The Devil – 2.54
6. Electricity – 2.17
7. Evil Eye – 2.20
8. Teach Them How To Bleed -3.13
9. Till The End – 4.05
10. Tell Me Who To Kill – 2.57
11. Choking On Your Screams – 3.33
12. When The Sky Comes Looking For You – 2.58
13. Sympathy For The Devil* – 5.35

*by The Rolling Stones

 The Story So Far Announce December Headline UK Tour.

Story So FarWednesday 3rd June 2015
The Story So Far are proud to announce a headline tour this Winter in support of their brand new, self-titled album. The tour takes in twelve dates across the UK. Supports will be announced in the coming months.

The recent album was produced by Sam Pura at the Panda Studios in Fremont, CA. The record follows the band’s critically acclaimed, breakthrough full-lengths Under Soil and Dirt (2011) and What You Don’t See (2013), which debuted at number 46 on the Billboard 200 chart. These two records have combined sales of over 100,000

Tuesday 1st December - Cardiff - Yplas
Wednesday 2nd December - Southampton - 1865
Thursday 3rd December - Exeter - Lemon Grove
Friday 4th December - London - KoKo
Saturday 5th December - Norwich - Epic
Monday 7th December - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 8th December - Birmingham - Asylum
Wednesday 9th December - Manchester - Academy 2
Thursday 10th December - Glasgow - Garage
Friday 11th December - Newcastle - Riverside
Saturday 12th December - Leeds - Stylus
Tickets on sale Friday 10am

 The Von Hertzen Brothers Gear Up For Download Festival.

Von Hertzen BrothersTuesday 2nd June 2015
The Von Hertzen Brothers—yes, they are indeed siblings—are back with a new video for their latest single “Hold Me Up,” song that the band says “portrays the seldom-seen mainstream side of VHB. We were aiming for an honest, all-embracing declaration of love for someone who stand beside us through storms and rains. Soundscape-wise we wanted it to be very ‘90s and to achieve this we wrote a string orchestration that The Manics would be proud of.”

So that’s what “Hold Me Up” sounds like. What about the accompanying visual?

VHB said, “Back in 2012 an artist called Tapio Rosenius drilled 2012 holes in an oil tank to make a wonderful piece of art. In 2015, an opportunity arose for us to shoot a music video for ‘Hold Me Up’ at this amazing location. The light plays a big role here, as the song is all about the having an element of light in our lives. Someone who is always there for us... Like the sun… even though we might not always see it.”

You can watch the video here: http://vevo.ly/km5B66

With that in mind, it's time to see the light with VHB’s “Hold Me Up,” which lives on their latest album, New Day Rising, out now via Spinefarm Records.

Links to buy: http://po.st/01g9JV (iTunes) or http://po.st/01g9JV (Amazon)

June 2015 marks VHB’s first ever Download appearance and it’s one certain to turn a few heads. If you’re a fan of Muse, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters or even Queen, VON HERTZEN BROTHERS have the credentials to become your new favourite band.

 Tiny Moving Parts Unleash New Video.

Tiny Moving PartsTuesday 2nd June 2015
Hailing from Benson, Minnesota, alt-rock, family band, Tiny Moving Parts, have just released a brand new video from their most recent output, 'Pleasant Living'. The band is made up of Dylan Matthesien and his two cousin's, Matt & Billy Chevalier, who created this band over their years of growing up together, having fun and playing music!

The video is for the beautiful track, 'Sundress', and was created with footage from a selection of their most recent tour's in the US, and captures this high-octane band getting into all sorts of mischief before, during and after their shows!

There's no frills to this tour video - and everyones a fan of Beavis and Butthead in the van, right! Dylan Mattheisen, (Vocals/Guitar), comments; "We are so hyped to have this video out! It does a great job of showing what it's like to be on tour. Playing fun shows, making new friends and partying. Having fun is fun! “

Click here for the full video for 'Sundress'

Their latest record, 'Pleasant Living', was released on October 27th '15 via Triple Crown Records.

From the youthful exuberance and frenetic drum work on the opening ‘Sundress’ to the purposefully suppressed yet intense closer ‘Van Beers,’ it’s apparent from first listen that Tiny Moving Parts knew exactly what they wanted to do with 'Pleasant Living'. And with the help of producer extraordinaire J. Robbins, they were able to get right down to it in a fashion that excels their sophomore status, entering the realm of veteran pomp. 'Pleasant Living' isn’t afraid to belt you with its power, it isn’t apologetic about being in your face–and neither are the lively personas behind the band.

“I think we’ve found a happy balance here,” Mattheisen says of his band’s follow-up to 2013’s This Couch Is Long And Full Of Friendship (Kind Of Like Records). “It’s mathy, it’s complex, it’s thought-out, but there’s still an element of having fun sing-along songs in there. We really can’t wait for people to hear the album.”

Lead single 'Always Focused' defines the dynamic Mattheisen speaks of, with a noodly guitar riff and cries of, ‘I let myself down when I beat myself up.’ He says it’s a song about worrying: “Even though I overthink everything, I wouldn’t have it any other way.” You can check this out here!

 Buckcherry Announce Seventh Studio Album.

BuckcherryTuesday 2nd June 2015
notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, will release their 7th studio album, Rock ‘n’ Roll, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline. In anticipation for the upcoming record, the band will premiere a new track/video for their first single, “Bring It On Back,” on Tuesday, June 2nd - http://vevo.ly/qREEKc

On their Rock ‘n’ Roll, 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.

“There’s been so much talk about how rock ‘n’ roll is dead and all of this bullshit,” says Todd. “The funny thing is, that’s been going on since we put out our first record in 1999. We wanted to call the new album Rock ‘n’ Roll, because this is what we’ve been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavor of Buckcherry.”

They rev up Rock ‘n’ Roll with the propulsive first single and opener “Bring It On Back.” From the jump, a robust guitar groove struts right alongside an unshakable refrain. It’s got the band’s signature hallmarks, but Todd pulled lyrical inspiration from a new source altogether. “When I’m not on the road, I race Go Karts for my hobby,” he says. “The song is really about racing. I had a driver named Kurt Busch in mind when I wrote the lyrics. They call him ‘The Outlaw,’ and he’s a badass. It captures that intensity of racing and the mentality. I love it.”

“Bring It On Back” is an immediate reminder that rock ‘n’ roll is alive and thriving in 2015. 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.

Fans can catch Buckcherry live in concert this summer on their North American tour. Additional tour dates for July – September will be announced soon. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/buckcherry for additional news and updates.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Track List:
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

Buckcherry Tour Dates:
May 29 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
May 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Xfinity Live!
May 31 - Lawrence, MA - Rock The Block Music Festival
June 2 - Pottsville, PA - Goodfellas
June 3 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
June 5 - Watseka, IL - The Watseka Theatre
June 6 - Sandusky, OH - Ohio Bike Week (Free GA Show)
June 7 - Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho
June 9 - Cape Coral, FL - Dixie Roadhouse
June 10 - Jacksonville, FL - Mavericks
June 12 - Baltimore, MD - Power Plant Live
June 13 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
June 14 - South Bend, IN - 103.9 The Bear’s Big Growl 4
June 26 - Sterling Heights, MI - Stars and Stripes Festival
July 18 - El Paso, TX - Texas Showdown Festival
July 25 - Royalton, MN - Halfway Jam
July 31 - Kansas City, MO - KC Live!
Aug 1 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 6 - Sturgis, SD - Buffalo Chip
Aug 15 - Longview, TX - Ink Life Tattoo Convention
Sep 19 - Menomonie, WI - Stout Ale House

 The Sword Announce New Album 'High Country'.

The SwordTuesday 2nd June 2015
Following the worldwide acclaim of their fourth album, Apocryphon, The Sword announce today that they will release their new album, High Country, worldwide through Razor & Tie on August 21st and in France on September 4th. Recorded in Austin, Texas, the album was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins. High Country features 15 new compositions and will be released simultaneously in CD and double vinyl formats.

In conjunction with the release of High Country, The Sword will embark on a 25 show tour encompassing Scandinavia, Europe, and the UK. The tour begins on release day, August 21st, at the Pstereo Festival in Trondheim , Norway and ends in Bristol in the UK on September 19th. The band will be touring throughout the remainder of 2015 and 2016.

Dates for the first international leg of the High Country tour are below:

Fri, 21-Aug-2015 Norway Trondheim Pstereo Festival
Sat, 22-Aug-2015 Norway Oslo Parkteatret
Sun, 23-Aug-2015 Sweden Göteborg Sticky Fingers
Tue, 25-Aug-2015 Finland Helsinki Tavastia
Thu, 27-Aug-2015 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Strand
Fri, 28-Aug-2015 Sweden Malmö KB
Sat, 29-Aug-2015 Denmark Copenhagen Lille Vega
Sun, 30-Aug-2015 Germany Hamburg Rock Cafe St Pauli
Mon, 31-Aug-2015 Germany Berlin Magnet
Wed, 02-Sep-2015 Austria Wien Arena
Thu, 03-Sep-2015 Germany Munich Backstage club
Fri, 04-Sep-2015 Italy Milan Legend
Sat, 05-Sep-2015 Austria Salzburg Rockhouse
Sun, 06-Sep-2015 Switzerland Winterthur Salzhaus
Mon, 07-Sep-2015 Germany Stuttgart Universum
Wed, 09-Sep-2015 Belgium Antwerp Trix club
Thu, 10-Sep-2015 Netherlands Tilburg Extase
Fri, 11-Sep-2015 Germany Cologne Luxor
Sat, 12-Sep-2015 France Paris La Boule Noire
Mon, 14-Sep-2015 UK Nottingham Basement
Tue, 15-Sep-2015 UK Glasgow King Tuts
Wed, 16-Sep-2015 UK Manchester Academy 3
Thu, 17-Sep-2015 UK Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Fri, 18-Sep-2015 UK London Underworld
Sat, 19-Sep-2015 UK Bristol The Thekla



 Andrea Faustini Announce Debut Single And Album.

Andrea FaustiniTuesday 2nd June 2015
X Factor finalist Andrea Faustini will release his single ‘Give A Little Love’ on July 10th which will be taken from his debut album ‘Kelly’ released July 17th.

The self penned, gospel infused track reflects Andrea’s positive nature. He said: “I'm such a positive person and I like to smile even in tough times. This is what life is about for me: be kind to the people you love (and the people you don't) and always smile... In other words give a little love!"

The Italian vocal powerhouse came third in 2014’s series of X Factor and was a firm favourite in the competition after his very first audition. He has been in the studio working on his debut release ever since. He has performed for Vanity Fair in Italy at the Milan Expo and received recognition from one of his favourite Italian singers Elisa Toffoli who he joined on stage in Rome at Christmas and has written a track in his native language for the record.

The album features 8 original songs and the tracklisting is:

It’ll All End In Tears
Evaporate
The River
Kelly
You Pulled Me Through
Back To The Sea
Give A Little Love
What Would Dusty Do
Lascia Tutto Cosi
I Didn’t Know My Own Strength

 Liam Bailey To Support Paloma Faith.

Liam BaileyTuesday 2nd June 2015
Soul/Rock powerhouse, Liam Bailey announces the release of his debut solo album, Definitely NOW, on July 10th via Flying Buddha /Columbia Records. You can pre-order the album right now http://smarturl.it/definitelynow. Liam is also set to support friend and fellow musician Paloma Faith on her upcoming tour including dates in June & July across Gloucestershire, Kent, Yorkshire, Nottingham, Cheshire, Suffolk, Kew and Stafford.

Sometimes aggy, jabby, post-punk and tense (‘On My Mind’), other times deliciously melodic and warm (‘Stun Me’), the album is a brilliantly volatile ride through everything Liam has been through, and at times, still struggles with; Depression, loss of love and lack of self control. But there is optimism in his writing too, the darkness is laced with hope.

The album features lead single, ‘Villain’ featuring A$AP Ferg. The record received a huge level of radio support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Fearne Cotton, Mistajam and Lauren Laverne. You can watch the video here - https://youtu.be/-EUYA1pVgIc Previous single ‘On My Mind’ lifted from the album was featured as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’.

As well as being released by Flying Buddha and Columbia Records, the album is also executively produced by Flying Buddha CEO Salaam Remi, who has worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Miguel, Ne-Yo, with the pair striking up a kinship whilst first working together back 2011.

Like Oasis - Liam Bailey’s gritty, working class childhood heroes - the singer/songwriter’s story starts on a bleak council estate in Nottingham. Initially in a hip-hop collective and then as lead singer in a band, he played the Nottingham circuit, but it wasn’t until he moved south, into a London bedsit flat in Stoke Newington, and began exploring a more acoustic sound through solo open-mic gigs that he truly found his sound.

It was soul legend Amy Winehouse who first took notice of Bailey’s talent, releasing his first two solo EP’s on her label, Lioness Records, back in 2010 before Bailey rocketed into the wider consciousness and became a household name after co-writing and providing vocals for Chase & Status’s 2011 hit-record ‘Blind Faith.’

Having toured the world with Chase & Status for two years, Bailey is ready to bare his soul on his own album, Definitely NOW.

Track listing:-
1. On My Mind
2. Breaking
3. Fool Boy
4. Black Moon
5. Villain
6. Autumn Leaves
7. So...? Maybe Love
8. Battle Hymn Of Central London
9. Crazy Situation
10. Summer Rain
11. Stun Me
12. Walking Out
13. Villain ft. A$AP Ferg

Tour Dates with Paloma Faith –

19th June – Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire
20th June –Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent
24th June – Eden Project
26th June – Dalby Forsest, Yorkshire
*27th June – Goodwood Festival of Speed
28th June – Sherwood Pines, Nottingham
3rd July – Delamere Forest, Northwich
4th July – Thetford Forest, Thetford
7th July –Kew Gardens - Richmond
8th July – Kew Gardens - Richmond
10th July – Stafford – Cannock Chase Forest
*non Paloma Faith support

 Pop Evil Unleash New Single.

Pop EvilTuesday 2nd June 2015
POP EVIL have debuted new single titled "Footsteps" via Billboard.com, a huge hook-laden rock anthem and the first music heard from new album ‘Up’ due out August 21st via eOne Music. "We challenged ourselves creatively to make a different sounding record," says frontman Leigh Kakaty. "Since 'Footsteps' was written we couldn't wait for this day to get here!"

Listen to 'Footsteps' here:
http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6583025/pop-evil-single-footsteps-exclusive

The USA rock radio chart topping rockers play the main stage at Download Festival on Sunday 14 June at 11:00.

Purposefully assembled at Studio Litho, Robert Lang Studios and London Bridge Studios with producer Adam Kasper (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters), ‘Up’ is the sound of a rock band cementing a powerful identity that’s steadily materialised over the course of three prior full-length slabs.

“Now it's time to step up our game and let people know we can back it all up,” adds Kakaty. “We want to prove we aren’t a one hit wonder. We didn’t just get lucky.”

‘Up’ is a bold reintroduction and step forward, with guitarists NICK FUELLING and DAVEY GRAHS, bassist MATT DIRITO, drummer CHACHI RIOT and Kakaty at the top of their game.

POP EVIL smashes through the odds like a battering ram, weathering the trials and tribulations of paying dues with a steadfast resilience owing much to their working class backgrounds, and building a worldwide audience one fan at a time. As the moniker promises when emblazoned on a CD or radio dial, POP EVIL conjures aggressive riffs and hard charging sing-a-longs with emotional heft and melodic power in equal measure. It’s music by the people, for the people.

The band is gearing up for a truckload of European and Canadian tour dates including illustrious festivals such as DOWNLOAD and GRASPOP. Click here for all tour dates.
Track listing:
1. Footsteps
2. Core
3. In Disarray
4. Take It All
5. Ghost Of Muskegon
6. If Only For Now
7. ...
8. Ways to Get High
9. Lux
10. Vendetta
11. Dead In The Water
12. Seattle Rain
13. Til Kingdom Come

 The Amity Affliction Announce UK Tour.

Amity AfflictionMonday 1st June 2015
Already selling out arenas in their native Australia, fast-rising stars THE AMITY AFFLICTION are delighted to announce their return to the UK, following a glowing reception as special guests to Of Mice & Men in recent weeks.

More details will be unveiled about this very special tour shortly, but for now, the band can reveal four headline dates in November, which will go on sale Wednesday 3rd June at 10am. Tickets can be picked up from box offices and online from www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-amity-affliction-tickets, priced £13 regionally / £14 London (+ booking fees).

Vocalist Joel Birch declares, "We're really excited to get back to the UK, not only because we always feel so welcomed there but also because the lineup we have is killer. It's not often you want to watch every band on the bill – it's going to be fucking wild, see you there!”

Don't miss the following shows:
Sun 8th Nov - LONDON Koko
Mon 9th Nov - MANCHESTER Club Academy
Tue 10th Nov - GLASGOW Garage
Wed 11th Nov - BRISTOL Marble Factory

 Kadavar Announce November UK Tour.

KadavarMonday 1st June 2015
German psych-rockers, KADAVAR have just announced a full UK Tour for this November.

Drummer Tiger commented "We are stoked to return to the UK this fall! It has been two years already and with a new record in the pocket, we are looking forward to play again. It's gonna get faster, louder and dirtier! See you all very soon!"

Kadavar will be bringing Californian rockers The Shrine as main support and Swedish classic rock quintet Horisont will also play all the dates.

Tourdates as follows:

8th November – Manchester Sound Control
9th November – Glasgow – Audio
10th November – Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club
11th November – Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
12th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
13th November – Cardiff – The Globe
14th November – London – The Dome

 The Janoskians Announce European Tour.

The JanoskiansMonday 1st June 2015
Proving to be an unstoppable force, Melbourne-born masters of ‘social disturbance’ and pop punk mischief makers, THE JANOSKIANS will embark on a packed European run called “The Jahoo Jahaa Tour”. Tickets for the UK shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th June priced £22.50 regionally and £25 in London from www.livenation.co.uk, VIP tickets will also be available from www.VIPNation.eu (all tickets subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee).A North American leg is underworks as well.

It’s 20+ dates, 5 boys, endless hits and countless Janoskianators. Starting in Dublin on 29 August it moves through the UK and mainland Europe. The summer is about to get hotter.

The tour follows huge success for the band reaching the top of the UK iTunes chart within 24 hours of release with their latest EP ‘Would U Love Me’. It also follows a massive Wembley Arena show in March that entertained a sold out crowd.

Alongside this, THE JANOSKIANS, continue to work on their feature film with LionsGate, a fantastic book with Simon and Schuster and another secret project soon to be announced that is sure to get everyone very excited!

THE JANOSKIANS “Jahoo Jahaa Tour” 2015 Dates:
29/8 Dublin, Ireland - O2 Academy
1/9 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
2/9 Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
3/9 Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
4/9 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
5/9 Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
6/9 London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
9/9 Utrecht, Netherlands - TivoliVredenburg
10/9 Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus
11/9 Poznan, Poland - Eskulap
12/9 Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
14/9 Stockholm, Sweden - Fryshuset
15/9 Oslo, Norway – Vulkan Arena
16/9 Copenhagen, Denmark - Voxhall
17/9 Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
18/9 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
19/9 Paris, France - Olympia
TBD Spain
TBD Italy
TBD Greece

It’s been a wild few years - in 2011, JANOSKIANS mayhem started brewing when the group uploaded their first ‘Awkward Train Situations’ video to YouTube. As the fan base grew, they continually released hilarious and disruptive content, gaining over 1.9 million YouTube subscribers and counting as well as accruing more than 200 million combined views.

 Danko Jones Releses 100th Podcast.

Danko JonesMonday 1st June 2015
DANKO JONES is happy to announce the centennial episode of the Official Danko Jones Podcast!

The first episode of the podcast aired May 16, 2011 and since then, DANKO has covered an impressive range of topics and featured a number of prestigious guests. His friend, the comedian, writer, and punk/rock singer Nick Flanagan, started as his co-host in the podcast's early days and has returned for almost every episode since.

During the last four years, the podcast has evolved into a low-key, often fascinating and funny conversation between DANKO and Nick concerning just about anything and everything, from rock music, Chipotle, and metal, to Lady Gaga, and children’s books - and often accompanied by a guest. Some of the podcast's visitors have included Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Henry Rollins, Dizzy Reed & Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses), Jim Breuer, Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), Ron Sexsmith, Leslie Feist, Damien Abraham (Fucked Up), and Scott Thompson (Kids in the Hall), amongst many more.

In the 100th episode DANKO revisits some of the high-points from the previous 99 episodes and also talks about why he first started the podcast and why he continues to do it, commenting “Whether people know it or not, I’m not the most outgoing gregarious fellow. I like to save it all, and spurt it out on stage. After that, I keep to myself. So, I’ve used the podcast to deliberately put myself in social situations. Of course the lure is, I get to be personal and social with people I admire, and they always yield some pretty great stories.”

Listen to the podcast episodes at:
iTunes podcast feed: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/official-danko-jones-podcast/id438095650
Soundcloud 100th episode stream: https://soundcloud.com/dankojones/episode-100-centennial-episode

DANKO JONES will tour the UK in September. The shows mark the first time DANKO JONES returns to play across the UK, since previous jaunt seven years back with the almighty Motorhead. Tickets are on sale now for the following dates:
Fri 18th Sep - DUBLIN Whelans
Sat 19th Sep - BELFAST Limelight
Sun 20th Sep - GLASGOW King Tuts
Tue 22nd Sep - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Wed 23rd Sep - NOTTINGHAM Bodega Social Club
Thu 24th Sep - MANCHESTER Sound Control
Fri 25th Sep - LONDON Underworld
Sat 26th Sep - LEEDS The Key Club
Sun 27th Sep - BRISTOL Exchange

 Michael Monroe Announces New Solo Studio Album.

Michael MonroeFriday 29th May 2015
MICHAEL MONROE – hugely influential front-man, force of nature, multi-instrumentalist and revered rock ‘n’ roll icon – releases new studio album, ‘Blackout States’, on October 16th 2015 via Spinefarm Records; this 13 track outing, produced by Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Nomads, etc.) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and mixed by Petri Majuri in Helsinki, Finland, is the follow-up to ‘Horns And Halos’ – a Finnish chart-topper in 2013.

With ‘Blackout States’, Monroe’s current touring and recording outfit – bassist Sami Yaffa (ex-Hanoi Rocks/New York Dolls), guitarist Steve Conte (ex-New York Dolls/Company Of Wolves), guitarist Rich Jones (ex-Black Halos/Amen) and drummer Karl Rockfist (ex-Chelsea Smiles/Danzig) – provide strong creative support for a ground-breaking artist whose reputation continues to flourish, with many of rock‘n’roll’s most noted performers (including Dave Grohl and Slash) citing his unwavering drive and three-decade-plus career as a genuine source of inspiration.

Indeed, when Slash headlines the Ice Hall in Helsinki on May 28th, Monroe will be the invited Special Guest, opening the show in front of thousands of fans; after that, he heads across to London to play the Camden Rocks Festival on May 30th – this one-off UK appearance (at Camden Proud) will be filmed by celebrated videographer/ photographer Ville Juurikkala as part of the video for the first single from ‘Blackout States’.

As with ‘Horns And Halos’, the new recordings see Monroe both toasting the future and honouring the past, occasionally giving the nod to glam punk pioneers, Hanoi Rocks, the group he forged his name with in the early-to mid-’80s.

Says Monroe: “I’m extremely excited about our new album, 'Blackout States’. It has all the ingredients of a perfect rock‘n’roll record – strong melodic songs with great meaningful lyrics that defy all cliches, delivered with a punky, ballsy attitude by a killer band. I highly recommend ‘Blackout States' to anyone who’s even a little bit interested in what real, authentic, high energy rock‘n’roll at its best sounds like today."

Monroe has a number of festival appearances locked into place for the spring / summer, with further international touring plans to be announced shortly.

 Five Finger Death Punch And Papa Roach Announce Demand Campaign For European Tour.

Five Finger Death PunchFriday 29th May 2015
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & PAPA ROACH have launched a social media campaign today allowing fans to request which cities their 2015 co-headline European tour should visit. The bands recently ran a similar campaign for their US tour with many of the 1.5 million fans demanding that they visit Europe.

No official announcement has been made about a European leg, but the bands are offering fans the opportunity to request shows by casting a vote for their city at http://demand.fivefingerdeathpunch.com and http://demand.paparoach.com starting today. Fans can track the progress of the conversation through an interactive heatmap on each site. Each week the top voted cities will move onto the next round until the final routing is revealed the morning of June 12th, the same day FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH perform on the main stage at Download Festival in the U.K.

With 10 #1 singles and over 25 Top 10 singles between them, millions of video streams and fans all over the globe, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and PAPA ROACH have been dominating the airwaves throughout their careers. The two bands – who have also been heralded by fans and press alike as being at the top of their game in the live arena - are scheduled to co-headline North America arenas this fall.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has just finished their much-anticipated forthcoming sixth full-length studio album, Got Your Six, to be released globally on August 28, 2015. Their last UK tour in 2014 sold out well in advance, and their previous albums THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUME 1 and VOLUME 2 both debuted on the US Billboard album chart at No 2 within a four-month period in 2013, as well as in the Top 10 mainstream charts all around the world. Volume 1 has since gone gold in the U.S. and Canada, and between them, the two albums feature three #1 radio hit singles - “Lift Me Up” featuring Rob Halford of Judas Priest, “Battle Born” and “Wrong Side Of Heaven”, the video to which has over 26 million views to date.

Multi-platinum, Grammy and MTV award nominees PAPA ROACH’s brand of melodic hard rock has influenced many of today’s big names in the metal scene. The band released their 8th studio album F.E.A.R. earlier this year which charted at 13 in the UK charts followed by storming appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals and a sold out headline UK tour. PAPA ROACH are set to release their second single “Gravity,” featuring In This Moment’s Maria Brink on June 1, 2015. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/tIgtaM7OV4g. 2015 also marks the 15th Anniversary of Infest the band’s 2000 breakthrough album, which has sold over 8 million albums globally to date.

 Backyard Babies To Release New Album.

Backyard BabiesThursday 28th May 2015
Backyard Babies – Peder Carlsson, Johan Blomquist, Dregen and Nicke Borg, born same year, same town, Nässjö, southern Sweden – have returned to action after a five-year hiatus.

Formed in 1989, and with half a dozen studio albums to their name, the line-up of the band has never changed, and neither has the collective desire to claim a key and colorful chapter in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll.

The single ‘Th1rt3en or Nothing’ will be followed by festival appearances right across Europe, paving the way for the release of new album, Four By Four that will be released August 28th. Then it's off to Japan to keep the party going.

Listen to the new single ‘Th1rt3en or Nothing’ on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1Rn27HU.

Tour dates;
05 Jun Sweden Rock Festival - Sweden
11 Jun Greenfield Festival - Switzerland
12 Jun Nova Rock Festival - Austria
13 Jun Fishbait Rock Festival - Åland Islands
14 Jun Download Festival - UK
18 Jun Tons of Rock Festival - Norway
19 Jun Hurricane Festival - Germany
20 Jun Hellfest - France
21 Jun Southside Festival - Germany
27 Jun Bråvalla Festival - Sweden
03 Jul Ruisrock Festival - Finland
12 Jul Sjock Festival - Belgium
17 Jul Resurrection Fest - Spain
06 Aug Leyendas Del Rock - Spain
07 Aug Getaway Rock - Sweden
08 Aug Kubana Festival - Russia
10 Oct Loud Park 15 - Japan

More dates will be added…

 Gus G announces New Solo Album.

Gus GThursday 28th May 2015
After having recently announced his upcoming sophomore solo album release “Brand New Revolution” via Century Media Records in Europe, Australia and South America, Dismanic / eOne in North America and King Records in Japan, Ozzy Osbourne / Firewind guitarist GUS G. is now ready to launch a few more details about it.

“Brand New Revolution” will be released in Europe on July 24th, 2015 and comes with artwork (which can be seen above!) once again created by Gustavo Sazes / www.abstrata.net, who already worked with GUS G. on his debut release “I Am The Fire”, and also took care of artwork duties by bands such as Arch Enemy, Kamelot and also Firewind in the past.

The album features guest vocal appearances by Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, Talisman), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam) and Mats Levén (Candlemass, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen).

GUS G.
“Brand New Revolution”
1. The Quest
2. Brand New Revolution (feat. Jacob Bunton)
3. Burn (feat. Jacob Bunton)
4. We Are One (feat. Jacob Bunton)
5. What Lies Below (feat. Elize Ryd)
6. Behind Those Eyes (feat. Jacob Bunton)
7. Gone To Stay (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
8. One More Try (feat. Jacob Bunton)
9. Come Hell Or High Water (feat. Mats Levén)
10. If It Ends Today (feat. Mats Levén)
11. Generation G (feat. Jeff Scott Soto)
12. The Demon Inside (feat. Mats Levén)

GUS G. checked in with the following comment about the album: “As I'm putting the final touches on “Brand New Revolution”, I wanted to give out a bit about the new music. “The Quest" is the only instrumental of the album and it's a heavy, high energy, technical track. The rest of the album once again features collaborations with some awesome singers / songwriters such as the legendary Jeff Scott Soto, Mats Levén, Jacob Bunton and the awesome Elize Ryd of Amaranthe. I feel the album as a whole has many influences, from classic Hard Rock / Metal to more modern and current sounds. Stay tuned as more info will be revealed in the coming days”.

“Brand New Revolution” was recorded with Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Steel Panther, etc.) and mixed by Mike Fraser (Metallica, AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, etc.). Just as on “I Am The Fire”, the core of GUS G.’s recording group consisted of Jo Nunez (Firewind) on drums and Marty O' Brien (Lita Ford band) on bass.

GUS G. has recently also announced a few more first summer live-dates to launch “Brand New Revolution”.

GUS G. – Live 2015:
09.06.2015 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage + Hellyeah
10.06.2015 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo + Hellyeah
11.06.2015 Utrecht (The Netherlands) - Tivoli De Helling + Hellyeah
10.07.2015 Vizovice (Czech Republic) - Masters Of Rock Festival / www.mastersofrock.cz
12.07.2015 Drama (Greece) - Naturart Festival
14.07.2015 Arta (Greece) - Rockin' Arta 2015
18.07.2015 Chania (Greece) - Chania Rock Festival / www.chaniarockfestival.gr
22.07.2015 Ardas (Greece) - Ardas Festival
24.07.2015 Rhodes (Greece) - Colorado Club
29.07.2015 Szekevehersvar (Hungary) - Fezen Fest / www.fezen.hu
More dates following soon…

 Funeral For A Friend Live DVD Coming.

Funeral For A FriendThursday 28th May 2015
Almost ten years to the day after Funeral For A Friend released their iconic album ‘Hours’, the band are set to release a live performance of the album in its entirety. The visceral live take on album track ‘Roses For The Dead’ taken from the ‘Hours Live at Islington Academy’ release is now watchable here.

As well as the ‘Hours’ set, there’s a selection of five more recent cuts, as well as all time favourites from the band’s impressive arsenal to round off the tracklisting. The release will be available on 15th June as Vinyl+DVD+Digital Audio, CD+DVD digipack and Digital Audio through End Hits Records. Filmed and recorded on 25th April, 2014 at London's Islington Academy during Funeral For A Friend's ‘Hours’ tour with Boysetsfire and More Than Life, the live set serves as a reminder that this band are a vital part of UK rock history and their ability to captivate a crowd and craft important music is as strong as ever.

Funeral For A Friend are hitting the road hard over the next couple of weeks and part of their touring schedule includes a mighty three sets they're scheduled to play at Camden Rocks this weekend. Of the planned triple header, vocalist Matthew Davies-Kreye says "Having fun is key for us when it comes to live shows and sometimes that involves being spontaneous so the idea of three different sets on the same day at Camden Rocks just was too good to pass up. I’m sure it will be chaos but that's the fun of it.”

TRACKLISTING:
A1 All The Rage
A2 Streetcar
A3 Roses For The Dead
A4 Hospitality
A5 Drive
A6 Monsters
A7 History
A8 Recovery
A9 The End Of Nothing
A10 Alvarez
A11 Sonny
A12 Sixteen
A13 1%
A14 Conduit
A15 Juneau
A16 Escape Artists Never Die
LIVE DATES:
MAY
Thu 28th Reading The Bowery District
Fri 29th Peterborough Met Lounge
Sat 30th Camden Rocks Festival
JUNE
Thu 4th Sheffield Corporation
Fri 5th Derby The Venue
Sat 6th Oxford Academy 2
Sun 7th Worcester Marrs Bar
Sat 13th Download Festival, Donington

 Mates Of State To Release EP.

Mates Of StateThursday 28th May 2015
Mates of State have released a new cut from forthcoming EP ‘You’re Going To Make It’ in the form of ‘Beautiful Kids’, a track which speaks of pervading loneliness even in an age where we are connected to one another 24/7. As Jason Hammel of the duo puts it: "We all just want to be seen, but we won't look up from our screens so that we can be seen.” The song follows the release of ‘Staring Contest’ which also features on the EP. This new batch of tunes is Mates Of State in its purest form, fizzing with razor-sharp harmonies, shimmering new wave synth melodies and lyrics that speak to both personal and universal concerns.

The 'You're Going To Make It' EP follows hot on the glittery heels of the recent digital reissue of three previous albums and the springtime release of a new compilation on download and CD. That Mates Of State compilation is called 'Greats' which, rather than spanning their lengthy career, very much focuses on the past decade by bringing together various vivacious highlights of the three fierce panda reissues, those albums being 'Mountaintops' (originally released in 2011), 'Re-Arrange Us' (2008) and 'Bring It Back' (2006).

It's not just the manner in which Mates Of State is planning to release their music from hereon which is evolving, but also how the band will be presenting them on their tours of the U.S. and Europe. "We're focusing more on performance as a whole and not being stuck behind our instruments," says Hammel. "We're coming to the front of the stage for some songs with Kori playing drums and me playing keys, mixing up the performances in new and exciting ways." The band is also exploring another new creative avenue this year with the release of 'The Rumperbutts', a feature film that Hammel and Gardner both acted in and composed the score for and will hit U.S. screens on May 22nd. Oh, and did we say that Mates Of State will be heading to the UK and Europe in late summer for their first shows over here since touring with We Are Scientists way back in 2006? Well we very much have now…

 V Festival Announces Comedy Line Up.

V FestivalThursday 28th May 2015
V Festival, sponsored by Virgin Media, today adds a raft of established and emerging comedy acts to The Glee Club Comedy Tent line-up. Joining headliners Frankie Boyle and Russell Kane, award-winning comedian Matt Richardson, ‘An Irishman Abroad’ star Jarlath Regan, Suzi Ruffell, Tom Deacon, Luisa Omielanand Paul McCaffrey will be taking to the stage.

British stand-up comedians Kevin McCarthy and Mark Olver will keep the tent roaring with laughter between acts as the official MCs, introducing the world-class line-up. Further additions to the bill include Simon King, Andrew O’Neill, Jen Brister, Gareth Richards, Marlon Davis, Prince Abdi, Danny McLoughlin, Craig Murray and Andy Robinson.

Seann Walsh, Shappi Khorsandi, Nick Helm and Gary Delaney are also headlining during the festival weekend.

Matt Richardson said: “Last year my V Festival sets were two of my favourites of the year and I’m really excited to be going back and hopefully seeing some new faces. It’s great that comedy is such a huge part of the line-up, I love performing at festivals and I can’t wait to get on stage for the 20th anniversary of V!”

Making her second appearance at V Festival Suzi Ruffell said: “It’s an honour to be joining a tent crammed full of the finest comedy talent around. As a comedian, you’re usually on your own when on the road, so I’m looking forward to getting together with the rest of the line-up and watching them on stage too!”

V Festival’s 20th anniversary weekend will take placeon the 22nd and 23rd August, at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire.

V Festival 2015 tickets are available to purchase online now atwww.vfestival.com, where the announced line-up can also be found.

 Stream The New Four Year Strong Album.

Four Year StrongThursday 28th May 2015
New England punk-rockers Four Year Strong will release their 5th studio album and one of the most anticipated releases of the summer on 1st June via Pure Noise Records. In anticipation, the band has premiered a stream of the record today with Fuse.tv.

Fans can also pre-order the new album now at http://fouryearstrong.merchnow.com.

Stream Four Year Strong’s self-titled album at Fuse.tv or YOUTUBE

Four Year Strong’s forthcoming record was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (Every Time I Die, Code Orange Kids, High On Fire) at Godcity Studio in Salem, MA.

Four Year Strong are currently on tour with The Story So Far, Terror and Souvenirs. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/fouryearstrong for additional updates.

Four Year Strong Track List:
1. Hold Myself In Contemp
2. We All Float Down Here
3. Eating My Words
4. Wipe Yourself Off, Man. You Dead
5.Stolen Credit Card!
6.Gravity
7. Who Cares?
8. Here's to Swimming with Bow Legged- Women
9. I'm a Big, Bright Shining Star
10. The Sound Of Your Heart
11. Go Down In History

 We Came As Romans Announce New Album.

We Came As RomansThursday 28th May 2015
We Came As Romans have officially announced their highly anticipated self-titled new album, which will be released July 24th, 2015 via Spinefarm Records. The album was recorded with multi-platinum, award-winning producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Of Mice & Men), and is now available for pre-order at one of the following links:

iTunes - http://po.st/WCARITPR
WCAR UK merch store- http://po.st/WCARD2CPR

“Writing this record with David Bendeth was very intense,” states vocalist Dave Stephens. “If a song wasn't great, it was rewritten until it was, and if it still wasn't great, it was cut. We wrote close to 40 songs for this record and only ten made the album. Beyond becoming better writers and musicians, it made us stronger as a band and as a team.”

Today, We Came As Romans release a brand new song taken from the album. Fans can now stream the lead single, “The World I Used To Know”

The band explains the new song by stating, “When we were younger, we had a youthful spirit that made us less fearful of the changing world around us. Even though we've lost that and are now more aware of the negativity in the world, we need to remember those days and view the world with a hopeful spirit.”

“The World I Used To Know” will be offered as an instant grat track when pre-ordered digitally from iTunes.

We Came As Romans – Track-listing
1. Regenerate
2. Who Will Pray?
3. The World I Used To Know
4. Memories
5. Tear It Down
6. Blur
7. Savior Of The Week
8. Flatline
9. Defiance
10. 12:30

The band will perform main-stage for the entire run of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, which officially kicks off on June 19th, 2015 in Pomona, CA at the Pomona Fairplex.

 Fear Factory Reveal New Album Artwork And Track Listing.

Fear FactoryThursday 28th May 2015
The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY, will release their 9th studio album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, entitled Genexus, on August 7th worldwide. Genexus was produced by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares, and co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber. The album was mixed by famed British producer and engineer, Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD). Artwork was once again handled by artist Anthony Clarkson. Drums on Genexus were performed by Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY).

“The word genexus is a hybrid of two words; genesis and nexus,” explains vocalist Burton C. Bell. “This word describes the next transition in human evolution as man moves forward to a ‘mechanical’ state of being. Ray Kurzweil predicts that the singularity will occur around 2045. Genexus is the term for that next evolutionary process. Where humans are machines, machines are human, and the differences are oblivious to the naked eye.

“This album is a record of thought patterns, psychology and struggles of the Genexus generation. The cognitive machine has arrived, and it wants autonomy from the industry that created it. This machine struggles, like every other human has throughout the course of history. This is the story of every one of us.”

Genexus track list:
1. Autonomous Combat System
2. Anodized
3. Dielectric
4. Soul Hacker
5. Protomech
6. Genexus
7. Church Of Execution
8. Regenerate
9. Battle For Utopia
10. Expiration Date
LIMITED DIGIPAK BONUS TRACKS:
11. Mandatory Sacrifice (Genexus Remix)
12. Enhanced Reality

 Three Days Grace Unleash New Video.

Three Days GraceWednesday 27 th May 2015
The platinum-selling, chart-topping and record-setting quartet hailing from Ontario, Canada consistently offer up hard-hitting, honest and hypnotic anthems. Ahead of the bands performance at this years Download Festival comes the video for the new single ‘Human Race’.

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk2vNh3VXgc

The Mark Pellington directed video may be a little NSFW due to the images of an incapacitated naked woman lying on her side on a table attached to a breathing tube. But the video’s focus more about the ideas of human connection with very distinctive looking actors whose faces seem to tell a story.

It’s a thought-provoking clip from a director who has a history with such subject matter, whether it be Pearl Jam’s ‘Jeremy’, ‘Alice in Chains’ ‘Rooster’ or Foo Fighters ‘Best of You’ that populate his video resume.

“We had played the night before and were headed to the next city as the sun was coming up in the Midwest. We were looking out the window at just peaceful countryside and just kinda soaking it all in and then, just like that, the bus took an exit and we ended up in downtown morning rush hour gridlock traffic … just watching out the bus window as people yelled at each other, ran red lights, gave each other the finger, and were just being generally sh—y to one another, while they were in some massive rush to get nowhere at 7:30AM. It was like we were on the outside looking in, and I remember somebody said, ‘Where the hell is everybody going and why are they such in a rush? Don’t you just get sick of running this race? The human race?’ The song was born in that moment. We started writing it right away” – Comments Neil Sanderson

On their new album ‘Human’ the band--MATT WALST (lead vocals), BARRY STOCK (lead guitar), BRAD WALST (bass), and NEIL SANDERSON (drums, percussion, keyboards, programming)--re-teamed with producer Gavin Brown, who did the same honors for their platinum-selling 2003 self-titled debut album.

‘Human’ is currently available to buy here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/human/id967339615.

Look for Three Days Grace on tour. Full dates below.

Upcoming European Tour
5/30 Madrid, ES @ Sala San Miguel
5/31 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Razzmatazz
6/2 Milan, IT @ Sonisphere - Italy
6/4 Vienna, AT @ Rick In Veinna
6/5 Kralove, VZ @ Festival Park
6/6 Mendig, DE @ Flugplatz Mendig – Mendig Airfield
6/7 Nuremberg, DE @ Nuremberg Zeppelinfeld
6/10 Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefahrlich
6/12 Warsaw, PO @ Orange Warsaw Festival Live
6/14 Castle Donington, GB @ Download Festival

 Reading And Leeds Add More Bands.

Reading And Leeds FestivalWednesday 27th May 2015
With a huge bill topped by festival headliners Metallica, Mumford & Sons and The Libertines plus a supporting cast of some of the world’s biggest names in music including Kendrick Lamar, Alt J and Bring Me The Horizon, the already bursting Reading & Leeds Festival lineup is now bolstered by even more incredible names.

MAIN STAGE
With the Main Stage lineup already providing a huge number of must-see acts across this summer’s bank holiday weekend, Mariachi El Bronx return to the prestigious opening slot to bring festival crowds their signature brand of traditional mariachi and feel good pop for a set that is sure to bring the sunshine. The LA punks, The Bronx, will also play The Lock up Stage.
NME/BBC RADIO 1 STAGE
Taking the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage on the Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds, The Struts will be making their R&L debut this year; treating crowds to their potent mix of indie and glam rock as found on last years ‘Everybody Wants’ LP. Having played support to The Rolling Stones last year, they are truly a world-class rock act.

Since forming in 2009 Chicago, Illinois natives Twin Peaks have continued to build on the buzz surrounding their furious brand of garage punk. Heading for Reading on the Saturday and Sunday at Leeds, theirs is a set not to be missed.

To say that British songwriter and producer Shura has a bright future ahead of her would be a complete understatement. With standout headline shows under her belt and armed with tracks like the smooth electro-pop of recent Radio 1 championed single ‘2Shy’, expect huge crowds on Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds.

BBC RADIO 1 DANCE STAGE
Dance music enthusiasts can once again rejoice as the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage once again brings only the finest acts from across the world together under one roof.

Joining this year’s lineup are Australian hitmaker Hayden James, German deep-house wizard Ferdinand Weber, a very special live set from DJ Fresh, Irish favourites Riptide Movement, live electronic duo Maribou State, pop starlet Petite Meller and The Six.

THE LOCK UP/PIT STAGE
A host of exciting new names have been announced for The Lock Up/Pit stage, including The Bronx and Progressive metal legends Baroness. Japanese noise-mongers Bo Ningen will bring their visceral, undeniably unique sound to a mid-afternoon slot on Friday Reading / Saturday Leeds. Earlier in the day the gloriously destructive God Damn will be proving why so much hype has surrounded them in recent months. Vant will also be opening proceedings with Skinny Lister. Elsewhere throughout the weekend, No Devotion and As It Is join a mammoth lineup on Saturday Reading / Sunday Leeds, further proving why The Lock Up / Pit Stage is one of the festival’s most exciting, diverse areas on site.

FESTIVAL REPUBLIC STAGE
The Festival Republic Stage remains the area of the festivals with a focus on both emerging and established alternative talent. Having appeared on the BBC Sound of 2015 longlist earlier this year, Sunset Sons‘ fresh brand of beachside indie has built a huge fan base who will no doubt pack out the tent Friday Reading / Saturday Leeds. Scottish synth-poppers Neon Waltz play Saturday Reading / Sunday Leeds having drawn critical acclaim from blogs around the world whilst Spring King fuse visceral indie with modern pop charm.

Seether and The Last Internationale complete the current announcement, rounding off an incredible stage lineup that features the best alternative talent the world has to offer.

BBC 1XTRA STAGE
Further proving the vital place of Hip Hop and Urban music at R&L, more names have also been added to the hugely popular BBC 1XTRA Stage. Bringing together 80’s pop hooks with a 60’s aesthetic, Brighton’s Remi Miles will open the stage Saturday Reading / Sunday Leeds.
Fresh after collaborating with Jamie XX, unlikely rap hero Young Thug will also be making a rare appearance Friday Leeds / Saturday Reading, bringing a barrage of hits that prove impossible not to shout along to.

Sibling production / DJ duo Star.One also join the lineup, perfectly encapsulating the diverse and groundbreaking nature of both the BBC 1xtra Stage, and Reading and Leeds as a whole.

 Sabaton Announce Tour With Alestorm.

SabatonWednesday 27 th May 2015
Put on your army combats, grab a tankard of rum and prepare to witness the metal event of 2016.
Swedish power metal heroes SABATON are coming back to the UK in 2016 and this time they're bringing Scotland's favourite Heavy Metal Pirates ALESTORM.

"We felt that the last UK tour was not enough and since then we have been thinking of what we can do and talking to our friends in Alestorm we came up with the idea of this tour. When we hit the UK both bands will play a full set! And its in good venues where we can bring more of our stage set than we could in the past. This will be awesome!" Pär Sundström - SABATON

They will also be supported by fellow Swedes BLOODBOUND.

Tickets go on sale from the links below this Friday 29th May. Tourdates as follows:
26th February 2016 Norwich UEA
27th February 2016 Manchester The Academy
29th February 2016 Southampton Guildhall
2nd March 2016 Aberdeen Music Hall
3rd March 2016 Glasgow Barrowlands
4th March 2016 Belfast Limelight 1
6th March 2016 Dublin Vicar Street
7th March 2016 Cardiff Tramshed
8th March 2016 Bristol The Motion
10th March 2016 London The Forum

Sabaton will also be playing Bloodstock Open Air this August.

 Motley Crue Announce 'Demand The Crue' Campaign.

Motley CrueWednesday 27th May 2015
Iconic rock legends Mötley Crüe, have launched a social media campaign today that will allow fans to request which cities they should visit in Europe as part of their global ‘Final Tour’.

No official announcement has been made about a European leg, but the band are offering fans the opportunity to request shows in their cities by casting a vote for their city at http://demand.motley.com; and by using the hashtag #demandthecrue across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Votes can be cast daily and fans can track the progress of the conversation through an interactive heatmap on the site.

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour includes shows all across the globe. Mötley Crüe have just finished their final tours of Japan, Australia and New Zealand and will be saying farewell to the European festival circuit at Sweden Rocks (Sweden), Download (UK) and Novarock (Austria) before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their two year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career with their last show ever on New Year's Eve at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles. Since the announcement the band has been touring tirelessly to say goodbye to fans around the world.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

 Nile To Release New Studio Album.

NileWednesday 27th May 2015
The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, Nile are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their upcoming album ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’.

Produced by Nile and mixed by Neil Kernon, the album will be released on August 28th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The artwork was created by Michal 'Xaay' Loranc.

Mastermind Karl Sanders states:
‘All of us in Nile are happy to announce our upcoming newest album ‘What Should not be Unearthed‘ . It’s our 8th official album, and this time we believe we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. The focus this time around is on brutally heavy metal riffing and songwriting ; kind of like of an AOTW approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. Our last record, ‘At the Gates of Sethu‘ was super surgically clean and very ‘musicianship oriented‘ whereas the new disc is a polar opposite;

Unearthed is aimed straight at utter metal heaviness and memorable songwriting. Although Unearthed is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from Nile over the years , it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around. These songs will be a blast to play live , and we are stoked at the opportunity to bring these songs to metal fans everywhere. See you on tour!‘

Xaay states about the artwork:
‘At first, I would like to express that it was great experience to work on another Nile cover / artwork again. I'm really grateful having been a big fan of the band for all these years.

The story behind the title goes deeply beneath everything we have already known, and we may not be ready to face. With the art I excavated the theories of an elder ancient civilization which could give the origin to ancient Egypt. That's why you can find a new ingredient in the band imagery, pointing at some higher obscure intelligence, eroding and covered with time. That trace of a dismal legacy is resembled in the outer structure which radiates from the block, sealing the unknown, and it's only an adumbration of what we will meet, once it is removed.

The pyramid-shaped seal in the center doesn't contain a recipe for some camel stew or a Pharaoh's dining menu. An experienced eye will notice hieroglyphs taken from the 'Book of the Dead‘, or the Seven Islands of Amentet glyph - depicting the ancient Underworld, and describing the elder reign of God-kings, which had ended circa. 9850 B.C. (perhaps some similarity with that of Atlantis?). But the main thing we should not miss here is a winged scarab sign in the exact center. We all know this most common Egyptian artifact giving protection... so the message is pretty clear... I hope it may become another fine element in band's repository for the Nile themed tattoos.

To sum it up: this album is definitely not a box of candies. Keep in mind that opening the package means you will deal with the deadliest essence...

Nile will be hitting the road together with label mates Suffocation as special guests, to support their upcoming masterpiece ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed‘.
You can see Nile and Suffocation play at the following shows:
(inc. ticket links)
6th Sept – Plymouth, The Hub
7th Sept – Manchester, Sound Control
8th Sept – London, The Dome
9th Sept – Bristol, The Marble Factory

 Rob Zombie Announces European Shows.

Rob ZombieWednesday 27th May 2015
Rob Zombie is pleased to announce his return to the Europe in the summer of 2015 on the back of the release of his much-awaited live album “Spookshow International Live” earlier in the year.

Rob Zombie will embark on a full European tour throughout July and August – including headline shows and renowned European festivals like Wacken, Getaway Rock Festival and culminating in a headline slot at UK’s Bloodstock festival.

Since 1997, Rob Zombie has achieved critical and commercial acclaim as a solo artist with several multi-platinum and gold albums. As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of his music and films. Zombie has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.

Rob Zombie is currently wrapping production on his next film “31” and will release a new studio album later in 2015.

Rob Zombie’s European Tour dates are as follows:

Wed 29th Jul De Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Thu 30th Jul Wacken Open Air, Germany
Fri 31st Jul Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Sun 2nd Aug Lokeerse Feesten Festival, Lokeren, Belgium
Mon 3rd Aug Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
Wed 5th Aug Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Thu 6th Aug Getaway Rock Festival, Gavle, Sweden
Fri 8th Aug Mera Luna Festival, Hildesheim, Germany
Sat 9th Aug Bloodstock Festival, Derby, UK

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds Ten New Bands.

BloodstockWednesday 27th May 2015
With 2015’s festival season officially underway, BLOODSTOCK still has plenty to reveal about the summer’s premiere metal weekender. Ten more bands, to start with…

Joining the Sophie Lancaster Stage line-up on Friday are MESSIAH’S KISS (https://www.facebook.com/MessiahsKiss), featuring former session musicians for Tony Iommi and Saxon. Saturday sees the addition of old school thrashers ANNIHILATED (https://www.facebook.com/anihilated), as well as death metal band AGELESS OBLIVION https://www.facebook.com/agelessoblivion). Digital tech metal act THE IZUNA DROP (https://www.facebook.com/theizunadrop), featuring Jamie from UK Subs, are all set to perform on Sunday, alongside female-fronted, classic doomsters ALUNAH (https://www.facebook.com/alunah.doom).

BLOODSTOCK is also pleased to announce five bands for the Jagermeister Stage! On Friday, if you’re a fan of bands like Karnivool and Tesseract, head over to check out progsters THE PARALLAX METHOD (https://www.facebook.com/theparallaxmethod). Female-fronted, dark melodic metallers WINTER STORM (https://www.facebook.com/winterstormuk) also nab a Friday slot. Former Status Quo support band KNOCK OUT KAINE (https://www.facebook.com/knockoutkaine) bring their brand of ballsy rock ‘n’ roll to the Jager stage on Saturday. Inspired by heavy metal Gods of the late 70's/early 80's such as Budgie, Tank, Venom, and Motorhead, BLIND HAZE (https://www.facebook.com/Blindhazeband) steamroll in on Sunday, joined by Irish progressive trio SNOWBLIND (https://www.facebook.com/SnowblindIreland) - definitely one to see if you like your time changes and musical curveballs!

The next batch of BLOODSTOCK club nights also kick off in June, so if you didn’t have one in your area before, check out the huge list of evenings out below, and get on down for your chance to win all manner of BLOODSTOCK goodies, including pairs of weekend tickets!

Wed 3rd June - NOTTINGHAM The Bodega
Fri 5th June - STOKE ON TRENT Bunker 13
Fri 5th June - MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
Sat 6th June - EDINBURGH Studio 24
Sat 6th June - BRIGHTON Envy
Sat 6th June - WOKING Schism
Wed 10th June - BOLTON Blind Tiger
Thu 11th June - PRESTON The Adelphi
Sat 13th June - BIRMINGHAM Eddie’s Rock Bar
Thu 18th June - LIVERPOOL The Arts Club
Fri 19th June - NEWCASTLE The Globe
Fri 19th June - MIDDLESBROUGH SUMO
Fri 19th June - STOKE ON TRENT Bunker 13
Thu 25th June - EXETER Walkabout
Thu 25h June - GLASGOW The Cathouse
Thu 25th June - LONDON The Purple Turtle
Fri 26th June - LONDON Elektrowerkz
Fri 26th June - PLYMOUTH Misfits
Fri 26th June - BRISTOL Bierkeller
Sat 27th June - BIRMINGHAM The Asylum
Sat 27th June - SHEFFIELD Corporation
Wed 1st July - BOLTON Blind Tiger
Wed 1st July - NOTTINGHAM The Bodega
Thu 2nd July - BURY Blind Tiger
Fri 3rd July - STOKE ON TRENT Bunker 13
Sat 4th July - WIGAN Boulevard
Sat 4th July - COVENTRY The Phoenix
Sat 4th July - EDINBURGH Studio 24
Sat 4th July - BRIGHTON Envy
Fri 10th July - LONDON Electric Ballroom
Fri 10th July - MANCHESTER Alter Ego
Sat 11th July - BIRMINGHAM Eddie’s Rock Bar
Fri 17th July - CAMBERLEY Agincourt
Mon 20th July - READING Sakura
Thu 23rd July - GLASGOW The Cathouse
Thu 23rd July - LONDON The Purple Turtle
Fri 24th July - BRISTOL Bierkeller
Sat 25th July - BIRMINGHAM The Asylum
Sat 25th July - SHEFFIELD The Corporation
Sat 25th July - NEWCASTLE The Globe
Fri 31st July - IPSWICH Liquid & Envy
Fri 31st July - LONDON Elektrowerkz

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

All these killer bands are already announced! Friday’s headliner TRIVIUM and special guests SABATON, Saturday’s headliner WITHIN TEMPTATION and special guests OPETH, Sunday’s headliner ROB ZOMBIE and special guests BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, plus CANNIBAL CORPSE, IHSAHN, SEPULTURA, ORANGE GOBLIN, DEATH T.A, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, 1349, NAPALM DEATH, DARK ANGEL, ARMORED SAINT, BELPHEGOR, OVERKILL, ENSIFERUM, AGALLOCH, KORPIKLAANI, PRO-PAIN, ENSLAVED, RAGING SPEEDHORN, XERATH and WOLF. Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, there’s headliners DELAIN, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GODFLESH and ARNOCORPS, LAWNMOWER DETH, MORDRED, ETHEREAL, ONSLAUGHT, OAF, CONAN, PLANET OF ZEUS, GODSIZED, plus many more.

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

 Halestorm To Play Two Special UK Shows In August.

HalestormWednesday 27 th May 2015
US rockers HALESTORM are delighted to announce two very special UK shows this August to celebrate the band's biggest UK chart success.

Intended as intimate, unique events, the two 'A Wild Evening With Halestorm' dates are in deliberately smaller-than-usual venues, and will see the band perform two sets. 'Into The Wild Life', the Pennsylvanian group's third record, rocketed straight into the UK album chart Top 10 & US Billboard chart Top 5 on release last month, as well as landing the coveted #1 spot in the rock chart for both countries.

Frontwoman Lzzy Hale explains, "Hello to all our UK freaks! In the spirit of doing this thing called whatever the $&@! we want, we've decided to embark on something we've never done before! We are doing 'A Wild Evening With Halestorm' - that means no openers folks, just us all night long. But wait! There's more! For two nights, we will be performing our new album, 'Into The Wild Life', live in order and in its entirety for your viewing and listening pleasure....oh and then after we perform our new album, we will do yet another set with all your favourite Halestorm songs, and we've even decided to throw in some surprise "deep tracks" for you all. It's gonna be so much fun! Come own the night with us!!!"

Join HALESTORM for the following:
Monday 17th August - LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Tuesday 18th August - LONDON Koko

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th May at 10am, priced £17.50, from box offices and online from www.livenation.co.uk.

 Will Haven Release New 9 Track EP And Head Out On UK Tour.

Will HavenSunday 24th May 2015
Sacramento’s WILL HAVEN announce their long awaited return with a brand new EP, new record label, and new touring on the horizon. Their first new material since 2011’s acclaimed “Voir Dire” - the new 9 song EP titled “Open The Mind to Discomfort” will be released May 18th on Artery Recordings worldwide.

The track listing is as follows:
1. A
2. Soul Leach
3. Do You Have A Light
4. B
5. Hermit
6. C
7. The Comet
8. D
9. POP 14

In celebration, Will Haven will be touring the United Kingdom in May in support of the release. Expect a brand new song and pre orders to be released over the next few weeks. Stay tuned….

May
24th Manchester, Sound Control
25th York, Duchess
26th Glasgow, ABC 2
27th Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
28th Nottingham, Rock City Basement
29th Bristol, Temples Festival

Joining Will Haven on the tour will be Raging Speedhorn and Palm Reader. You DO NOT want to miss these shows! Tickets are on sale now.

 Anti-Flag Stream New Album 'American Spring'.

Anti-FlagSunday 24th May 2015
Anti-Flag will release American Spring on May 25 through Spinefarm Records.

The Pittsburgh punk rockers are now streaming the entire album via Art for Amnesty – Amnesty International's platform that brings together artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers and all types of creatives who help us to navigate the complex human rights challenges we face today.

A-F and AI are of the same mindset, and this has turned into action; the decade-plus relationship has seen Amnesty International volunteers serve as speakers at Anti-Flag shows.

In 2013, the band joined forces with Art for Amnesty to release an electrifying version of "Toast to Freedom", the now-classic commemorative song written to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.

Prior to that, Amnesty International and Anti-Flag launched a 2012 campaign against torture and the NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision. To raise awareness, they released a music video for "This Is the New Sound”.

Clearly, the relationship is one based on the desire for change and the protection of human rights.

"Amnesty International is an organization that actually saves lives. Daily, their mission is to speak up and stand up for those who cannot for themselves. The record American Spring is about the very same idea. We have been honoured to have Amnesty International table our shows and spread the agenda of human rights and equality, continuing the battle against injustice. Having them premiere our record is a truly humbling experience."

Watch the brand new video for "Brandenburg Gate”, featuring Tim Armstrong of Rancid.

UK shows:-
02.08.2015 London @ The Old Blue Last (am and pm shows)
06.08.2015 Blackpool @ Rebellion Festival
08.08.2015 London @ Brooklyn Bowl - PUNKS AND PINS
09.08.2015 Bristol @ The Marble Factory

 Fear Factory To Release New Album 'Genexus' In August.

Fear FactorySunday 24th May 2015
Fear Factory, the pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal have issued the following update regarding their upcoming 9th studio release ‘Genexus’:

‘The sensation of finalising our newest album is one of relief and joy, wrapped within a massive whirlwind of excitement,’

commented founding guitarist Dino Cazares.
‘We really feel this is a very special Fear Factory album. While being careful not to replicate ourselves, this album still has a very classic Fear Factory vibe that we feel will appease both old and new fans. The aggressive, melodic and industrial elements are all intact and shine more than ever.’

‘Burt and I produced the album with Rhys Fulber co-producing. Damien Rainuad and Giuseppe Bassi handled most of the keys and pre-production. We also enlisted the masterful metallic skills of Andy Sneap for an amazing mixing job!’

‘We would like to thank everyone who has been a big part in the making of this record. We can't wait for everybody to hear it.’

Genexus will be released on August 7th worldwide via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The record was co-produced by long-time collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with Cazares and Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (Arch Enemy, Testament, Exodus, Machine Head).

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989, Fear Factory changed the world of metal and have become a huge influence on the genre ever since their inception. The band’s unique sound helped bridge the gap between death metal, grindcore, thrash, and industrial on landmark releases like ‘Soul Of A New Machine’, ‘Demanufacture’, and the gold-selling release, ‘Obsolete’.

 Rival Sons To Support Deep Purple.

Rival SonsSunday 24th May 2015
Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have been announced as special guests on a European tour with British rock legends DEEP PURPLE.

The tour follows an impressive list of achievements for RIVAL SONS, whose latest album, 'Great Western Valkyrie' stormed into the charts around the world on its release. It was rated the number one album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine in a year which also saw the band gain high-profile TV slots on Late Night with David Letterman and Later... with Jools Holland.

The five-and-a-half week tour includes a special show at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday, 3rd December.

RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday comments:
"There's only so many bands that can ACTUALLY occupy the limited space reserved for what we call LEGENDS (a term thrown around far too loosely these days). A band we can say without a doubt occupy this space comfortably is Deep Purple. I cut my teeth on those early records... Machine Head, In Rock, Made in Japan etc. The musicianship, performances and sheer bravado is nothing short of LEVELING. Getting asked to jump on tour with 'em? Crazy, crazy cool. Elated. Honored. We're gonna have a blast watching these guys every night... but we're gonna have an even better time burning that shit down and giving those audiences a little bit of our rock 'n' roll every night. See ya out there."

Tour dates in full:
Oct. 25 - Lodz, Poland - Atlas Arena
Oct. 27 - Ostrava, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
Oct. 28 - Plzen, Czech Republic - CEZ Arena
Oct. 30 - Padova, Italy - Palafabris
Oct. 31 - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
Nov. 02 - Marseille, France - Le Dome
Nov. 03 - Bordeaux, France - Patinoire Meriadeck
Nov. 05 - Florence, Italy - Mandela Forum
Nov. 06 - Rome, Italy - Palalottomatica
Nov. 08 - Geneva, Switzerland - Arena
Nov. 09 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Nov. 11 - Paris, France - Zenith
Nov. 13 - Oberhausen, Germany - Konig Pilsener Arena
Nov. 14 - Magdeburg, Germany - Getec Arena
Nov. 16 - Rostock, Germany - Stadthalle
Nov. 17 - Leipzig, Germany - Arena
Nov. 18 - Hannover, Germany - Swiss Life Hall
Nov. 20 - Trier, Germany - Arena
Nov. 21 - Nuremberg, Germany - Arena
Nov. 23 - Hamburg, Germany - O2 World
Nov. 24 - Berlin, Germany - Max Schmeling Halle
Nov. 26 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Nov. 27 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
Nov. 28 - Stuttgart, Germany - Hans Martin Schleyer Halle
Nov. 30 - Lyon, France - Amphithéâtre Cite des Congres
Dec. 01 - Strasbourg, France - Zenith Europe
Dec. 03 - London, UK - O2 Arena

Watch RIVAL SONS’ new video Electric Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRfRIXg2spo

 Ghostfest Add 6 More Band's To 10th Anniversary Show.

Ghost FestSunday 24th May 2015
GHOSTFEST is celebrating its 10th birthday in style, adding six more bands to its already huge lineup.

Announced today to play Leeds University Union on 5th September and Bristol on the 6th are American deathcore giants BORN OF OSIRIS, the UK's turbocharged MARTYR DEFILED and Hertfordshire's THE EYES OF A TRAITOR playing their final ever shows. Also announced are SEAFOAL, JONNY CRAIG, and CONTINENTS.

They join: HATEBREED, EMMURE, DESOLATED, DESPISED ICON, TURNSTILE, NORTHSTAR, NASTY, MAKE THEM SUFFER, ASTROID BOYS, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL, VENOM PRISON, CRIME IN STEREO, XIBALBA and more.

GHOSTFEST
5th (Leeds) - 6th (Bristol) September 2015
Leeds Student Union / Bristol Motion
WWW.GHOSTFESTOFFICIAL.COM

 Tame Impala Unleash Trippy New Video For 'Cause I'm A Man'.

Tame ImpalaSunday 24th May 2015
Prepare to be sucked in and hypnotized by TAME IMPALA’S first official video ‘CAUSE I’M A MAN’. The mesmeric video is inspired by artwork from the hotly anticipated album ‘CURRENTS’ which is released globally Friday July 17th.

WATCH ‘CAUSE I’M A MAN’ VIDEO HERE

In a recent interview Kevin Parker, who wrote, performed, produced and mixed all tracks on ‘Currents’ explained the lyrics and sound of ’Cause I’m A Man’.

“Lyrically I’m not usually that out there and straight up saying things, but it’s meant to be really tongue-in-cheek at the same time. The song is about how weak men are, basically, and how we make all these excuses but really we’re just these odorous male members of the animal kingdom.”

“It's meant to be kind of sassy and tongue-in-cheek to some degree. It's meant to sound kind of sexy, but I don't know if that's how it comes across, with its laid-back beat. I'm really putting myself out there vocally more than I have before. I usually bury my vocals and sing quite ethereally and stick in a laser beam melody washed in reverb. I just love that dreamy, silvery vocal sound.”

The video is directed by LA based Weirdcore (Aphex Twin, Horrors, Simian Mobile Disco) who smoothly navigates us through a dreamlike world using different aesthetically pleasing scenarios.

‘Visually for me, the video is like a kind of homage to Hipgnosis artwork, as I feel Tame Impala’s music is suited to that look and feel. Tame Impala’s new artwork was a great inspiration for the vibe of it. I happily threw in as many artwork cameos as I could from that. Technically the constant moving camera was an ideal way to show near non-moving scenarios, long takes and minimal editing is something I’m always into doing.

This is the first 3D video I’ve made where none of the 3D was modelled for it. All assets were either bought/found/acquired/customised from various sources, so it’s a bit like a 3D collage.” Weirdcore Artwork for Tame Impala’s third studio LP ‘Currents’ was created by Kentucky (USA) based visual artist and musician Robert Beatty who also designed ‘Let It Happen’, ‘Eventually’, ‘Disciples’ and ‘Cause I’m A Man’ single artwork.

While the world waits with great anticipation for ‘Currents’ to be released, Tame Impala continue their USA tour, followed by festivals in the UK, Europe and Australia’s Splendour Festival.

TAME IMPALA TOUR DATES
Sat Sep 5 - End of the Road Festival - Gardenstown, UK
Sun Sep 6 – Electric Picnic – Dublin, Ireland
Tues Sep 8 - Barrowland - Glasgow, Scotland
Wed Sep 9 - Olympia - Liverpool, UK
Thurs Sep 10 - Bestival - Isle of Wight, UK

LET IT HAPPEN, CAUSE I’M A MAN, DISCIPLES and EVENTUALLY AVAILABLE NOW
‘CURRENTS’ IS RELEASED FRIDAY JULY 17th

 Napalm Death Head Out To Festivals Around The Globe.

Napalm DeathSunday 24th May 2015
After a successful run of dates in Australia and New Zealand together with carcass, British Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH continue to promote their 15th studio album 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' with festival appearances this coming weekend in North America (Maryland Death Fest and Fort Worth Metal Festival) as well as dates in Europe and Russia this summer.

NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury checked in briefly with greetings while on travels as follows: "We had an awesome time down in Australia & New Zealand with our old friends Carcass! A lot of history between us as everyone probably knows and the crowds were very appreciative with most of the shows sold out. And what a great line up, also with Extortion opening…a truly awesome band from Australia. All in all a killer tour and I almost got Bill Steer up onstage for a few of the old songs, but we never quite managed it with all of the crazy traveling and early flights. But one day soon though, I tell you…Cheers!"

Here is a list of the upcoming NAPALM DEATH shows that are announced so far:

NAPALM DEATH – Live 2015:
22.05. Baltimore (USA) - Maryland Death Fest
23.05. Fort Worth USA) - Fort Worth Metal Festival
29.05. Bolzano (Italy) - Full Tension Festival
30.05. Warsaw (Poland) - Ursynalia 2015
06.06. Bangalore (India) - Bangalore Open Air
03.07. Deventer (The Netherlands) - Burgerweeshuis
04.07. Trier (Germany) - Ex- Haus / Death Shall Rise Festival
05.07. Köln (Germany) - Underground
06.07. Osnabrück (Germany) - Bastard Club
07.07. Freiburg (Germany) - Atlantik
09.07. Novi Sad (Serbia) - Exit Festival
10.07. Strasskirchen (Germany) - Plutonium Klub
11.07. Berlin (Germany) - SO36
07.08. Jaromer (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Festival
08.08. Derbyshire (UK) - Bloodstock Festival
28.08. Gigors et Lozeron (France) - Freakshow Festival
29.08. Wörrstadt (Germany) - Neuborn Open Air Festival
04.10. Yaroslavl (Russia) - Gorka Club
06.10. Samara (Russia) - Zvezda Club
07.10. St. Petersburg (Russia) - Zal Ozhidaniya
08.10. Moscow (Russia) – Volta
11.10. Tokyo (Japan) - Saitama Super Arena / Loudpark Festival

Further NAPALM DEATH touring across Europe is expected for the fall of 2015!
Upon release in January, “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” managed to enter the sales charts in several countries across the world with the following highest positions: Germany: #36, Switzerland: #64, France: #69, Greece: #60, Belgium (Flemish): #103, Belgium (Wallonia): #111, UK: #120, UK Rock Chart: #15, US Top 200: #113, US New Artist Top

 Warped Tour UK Is Back For 2015 Event.

Warped Tour UKSunday 24th May 2015
In 2013, London’s historic Alexandra Palace was transformed into a seething mass of punk-fuelled energy as the VANS WARPED TOUR rolled into town. The best of punk and metal, with the likes of Rise Against, Parkway Drive and Enter Shikari performing for over 15,000 enthusiastic fans. We are thrilled to announce that Vans Warped Tour makes its welcome return to “Ally Pally” on 18th October 2015.

A limited amount of Early Bird tickets are available now - Don’t snooze! Get your tickets early!

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman: “Due to popular demand and the ability to put together a stellar line-up, we look forward to bring the Vans Warped Tour back to the UK”

We will make our line-up announcement on June 17th…..excited?! We are!

Not only was the 2013 line up one of the most impressive festival bills - seeing incredible performances from Neck Deep, Yellowcard, Hacktivist and a secret acoustic performance by A Day To Remember - the festival also featured a full merchandise market area, signings, giveaways, and all the fun of the Warped Tour under one roof.

In addition, the VANS WARPED TOUR also ran an initiative which saw the donation of hundreds of food tins and cash donations after fans were invited to support the Islington Foodbank and the Trussel Trust to help those in need in the local community. A huge amount of money was also raised for Teenage Cancer Trust via guest list donations and their booth, which saw the likes of While She Sleeps and Crossfaith stop by to meet fans and support the charity.

Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been a staple of the Summer Festival circuit in the USA. If you were to read the HUGE list of talented artists who have performed over the last 21 years it reads as the “Who’s Who” guide to the best rock, metal, pop punk and hip hop. Everyone from Eminem to Katy Perry - NOFX to Less Than Jake.

 Patent Pending Announce New EP 'Armageddon'.

Patent PendingSunday 24th May 2015
The acrobatic gang of musical misfits from Long Island, also known as Patent Pending, have announced the release of a new EP titled ‘Armageddon’, set for release July 31st.

With a never-say-die attitude and enough energy to power Times Square, the band have set their sights on taking over the music industry from the ground up. Growing in size from basements to amphitheaters across the world and headlining shows in the UK, this is a band who have stuck with the DIY ethic they begun with over a decade ago.

Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long time producer and collaborator, Jordan M. Schmidt, ‘Armageddon’ is another eclectic blend of genre blurring anthems from Patent Pending. No two songs sound the same, but as a whole, the EP comes together to form one inexplicably cohesive body of work.

“We’re so excited to be releasing new music again! We found a way to expand our musical horizons with these new tracks while staying true to the classic vision of the band. With pump-up songs, funny songs and serious songs this EP truly embodies every spectrum of the Patent Pending universe. We’ve taken great care in capturing the excitement of our live performances so you can feel the energy in your speakers. It’s going to be so awesome to play these new songs live!" Comments front man Joe.

 Death Angel Reveal Artwork For Live Album.

Death AngelSunday 24th May 2015
Thrash veterans Death Angel will release ‘The Bay Calls for Blood – Live in San Francisco’ on LP exclusively through Nuclear Blast mail-order on July 17th. The release will also be made available in the digital format and as a bonus CD with their upcoming DVD entitled ‘A Thrashumentary’. Artwork for the LP version was created by Joey James Hernandez.

‘Joey James Hernandez has created designs for most of our tour merch over the past few years,‘

commented guitarist Rob Cavestany.
‘We love his style and felt it the perfect fit with this record!‘

‘Joey is also creating original art for the back cover and poster that will be included. We want to give our fans the full old school album experience with lots to look at while listening to the record, the way we used to check out music back in the day when it was quality over quantity!’

‘We are a Bay Area band - and have always been proud of it. That's why we recorded the album here and wanted the art to reflect where we're from - in a brutal way of course! It's a tribute to our home town fans. The City has evolved so much since we were kids growing up here. Unfortunately, swarms of parasites have invaded SF like a disease and are sucking the life out of it in many ways. I envisioned an image depicting the aftermath of the eradication of these dot com techie scums!’

‘The front cover depicts a disintegrated Bay Bridge while in the distance San Francisco lies in ruin. The ominous sky is the color of fire, the water blood red. The title is written in the blood of victims whose bodies have been dragged down to the second deck of the bridge, where their assailants plot the next attack...’

Adds Joey James Hernandez:
‘I am not used to drawing atmospheres but when the boys at Death Angel asked me to do this, it was a no brainer to do it and challenge myself. Their visuals and music for this reminded and inspired me of Mad Max, Chernobyl Diaries, any bad dream or premonition we have of aftermath, strife and danger that still lurks in its ashes.’

‘A Thrashumentary’ was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (Kataklysm, Soilwork, Lamb Of God, Carcass, Testament) of Videohammer Studios.
It will be released on July 17th via Nuclear Blast Records.

‘A Thrashumentary’ DVD Chapter List:
01. Start
02. We Grew Up In The Bay Area Thrash Scene
03. The Original Lineup Of Death Angel
04. Kill As One
05. The Ultra Violence
06. Frolic In The Park
07. Act III
08. The Accident
09. The O
10. Swarm
11. Thrash Of The Titans
12. I Like Everything About Ted
13. The Art Of Dying
14. Killing Season
15. Relentless Revolution
16. I’m Looking For Will Carroll
17. And Then Damien Came In
18. Relentless Retribution
19. Impressions Of Suecof
20. Relentless Touring
21. Thrashers
22. Death Angel Is
23. The Last Song Of The Evening
24. Credits
Extra:
25. Mistress Of Pain Live

‘The Bay Calls for Blood’ Bonus Live Album & Individual LP Track List:
1. Left for Dead
2. Fallen
3. Buried Alive
4. The Dream Calls For Blood
5. Execution / Don't Save Me
6. Truce
7. Detonate
8. Bored
9. Caster Of Shame
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust

 Spector Release Video For 'Bad Boyfriend'.

SpectorThursday 21st May 2015
Having impressed both fans and critics alike with recent single ‘All The Sad Young Men’, Spector, return with another burst of their wonderful new sound on forthcoming single ‘Bad Boyfriend’ impacting June 8th via Fiction.

Make no mistake about it, Spector are like none other. Led by charismatic lyricist Fred MacPherson, this newly revamped line-up packs quite a punch. Their modern twist on classic pop is infused with sardonic lyrics that document the minutiae of everyday life.

‘Bad Boyfriend’ is a case in point. Who else would write: “I’m a good listener when it’s just me talking” or “you think you’re lonely now, wait till we’re alone”.

To coincide with the new single, Spector play their third London show of the year on June 11th at the Dome. Fan pre-sale starts 9am Wednesday April 15th, at Spector.co.uk. Tickets on general sale Friday 17th April from 9am priced at £12.

A string of recent small shows were nothing short of triumphant.
The London Evening Standard described their recent Lexington show a 4* review, declaring they “are a band about to seize their moment” while the 8/10 NME review declared “No longer all front, Spector’s new songs deserve to flourish”.

“Bad Boyfriend’ and ‘All the Sad Young Men’ are already live highlights alongside other impressive new songs ‘Believe’ and ‘Stay High’. A new album will be released later this summer.

Watch the video for 'Bad Boyfriend' here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRz93s8F_gs&gl=GB

 Dear Lord Sign To Century Media Records And Set To Release New Album In August.

Dear LordThursday 21stMay 2015
"Ahoy, rockers! Last fall, DEAD LORD embarked on the quest to rescue rock music once again. We hit the studio for a week of recording. Our good friends OIa Ersfjord and Nicke Andersson were also aboard our ship of rock, steering it towards the land of awesomeness, producing and recording some of the best stuff we've done so far. We are now thrilled to tell you that our second album ‘Heads Held High’ will be out this August through Century Media Records. 10 songs of solid no-bogus, face-melting, twin-guitar, smart-rock action. We will follow up with a lot of touring and even more rocking. See you soon!" Hakim Krim / DEAD LORD

Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of DEAD LORD from Sweden.

DEAD LORD was formed in January 2012. The mission was to rock. It still is.

The band’s critically acclaimed debut album, 'Goodbye Repentance', was released in 2013 through High Roller Records. The album as well as two 7” EPs (one being a split 7” with Black Trip) gained DEAD LORD a lot of attention, both from media and fans of straight forward rock. With the reputation of being one of the best live rock acts today, DEAD LORD