Killswitch Engage Announce Record Store Day Release.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 We Came As Romans Release New Music Video.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Vintage Trouble Announce Summer Shows.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Support Acts Added To Stevie Wonder British Summer Time Show.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise for Songs in the Key Of Life US tour: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Attica Riots Unleash New Video.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘MOVE IT’ HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Dead Daises And More Added To Ramblin Man Fair.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Firewind Announce UK Tour.

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

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

Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee Dorval - Casualties of Cool

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

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

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

 The Browning Announce UK And Europe Tour.

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

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

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

at all the usual outlets. Get yours now!

strong>The Alexia Agency Proudly Presents...

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

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

 In This Moment Release New Video.

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

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

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

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

 Deftones Unleash New Video.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Babymetal Hit Number 15 In The UK Album Chart.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown To Support AC/DC.

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

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

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

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

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

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Thrice Are Back With Their Ninth Studio Album.

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

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

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

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


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

 Goo Goo Dolls Release New Single.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Attica Rage Announce New Studio Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attica Rage 2016 Tour Dates

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

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

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

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

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

 Lacuna Coil Unleash New Video.

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

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

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

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1SEcLZi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Volbeat Announce New Album.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Eric Clapton Announces 23rd Studio Album.

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

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

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

I Still Do will be available MAY 20, 2016

ALBUM TRACK LISTING

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

 John Carpenter Announces First Ever Live Dates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Carpenter live dates:

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

 Tarja To Release New Album In August.

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

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

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

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

 All Hail The Yeti Preview New Track.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Vintage Trouble Announce UK Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lemmy.

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

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

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

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

 Waco Announce New EP 'Uprise'.

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

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

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

 Great Escape Festival Adds Loads Of Bands.

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

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

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

On the other side, alternative Scottish duo Man of Moon will be bringing a fusion of space rock and haunting vocals to the mix, whilst Thomas Cohen will debut his forthcoming album ‘Bloom Forever’ seeped with melancholic tones and washed-out guitars.

Continuing the festivals’ ethos of discovery ‘The Late Escape’ will put a focus on the electronic and dance world and who better to team up with than Ninja Tunes who are bringing a heavy hitting line-up of artists including RnB producer and DJ Throwing Shade who said, ‘it’s so exciting to be performing at one of the best festivals for new and undiscovered music – especially in Brighton, one of my favourite cities!’, duo Max Graef & Glenn Astro who’ll be previewing their brand new album and bringing their scruffy disco-tinged house bangers and dusty downtempo excursions to the festival and Wolverhampton’s production duo Leatherette who’ll be fusing their unique mix of psychedelic electronics with Soul snippets and house beats. This night will be open to festival goers subject to capacity, a small allocation of tickets will also be sold separately to guarantee entry, separate tickets will cost £8 and will be available from Thursday at 9am.

Event Manager Kevin Moore said; “It’s wonderful to be able to announce another 100 artists who will be taking part in The Great Escape 2016. We wanted to make sure this year’s line up was as exciting and as diverse as ever, championing emerging artists from as many genres as possible and I really do feel we’ve got something for every type of new music fan, no matter what you’re into. The addition of our Young Adult wristbands for those aged 16 – 17, along with our Late Escape programming has opened the festival to new attendees and fans. I can’t wait to see everyone in Brighton very soon.”

The full list of artists announced today:
808INK / AMY YON / ARY / BARBARELLA’S BANG BANG / BARNS COURTNEY / BAYONNE / BEASTS / BISHOP / BLAENAVON / BLICK BASSY / CAKES DA KILLA/ CARNIVAL YOUTH / CASH + DAVID / CHIARA HUNTER / CITY CALM / DAVE / DOWN / COLEMAN HELL / CONDOR AVENUE / CORTES / CUPIDS / DANIELLE LEWIS / DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE / DOOMSQUAD / EYRE LLEW / FRANKO FRAIZE / FRONTEERS / GANG OF YOUTHS / GILLIGAN MOSS / GINA KUSHKA / GLASS / HARDWICKE CIRCUS / HIDDEN CHARMS / HMS MORRIS / HOLY OYSTERS / HOWLING OWL / HYPHEN HYPHEN  / IDLES / ISLAND / IZZY BIZU / JELANI BLACKMAN / JOHNNY LLOYD / JORDAN ALLEN / JULIA JACKLIN / KELLY LEE OWENS / KIM CHURCHILL / KIWI / KOJEY RADICAL / KUDU BLUE / LEATHERETTE / LEYYA / LISS / LOVE SSEGA / LOYAL / LOYLE CARNER / LYZA / MAHALIA / MAN OF MOON / MARGO PRICE / MASAYOSHI FUJITA / MAX GRAEF + GLENN ASTRO / MILK AND BONE / MILK TEETH / MMOTHS / MOSTACK / NIMMO / OLIVER COATES  / PLEASURE BEACH / PROSE / RED AXES / REJJIE SNOW / REUEL ELIJAH / REVILO / REWS  / ROUGHION / ROZI PLAIN / RYSY / SCIENCE FICTION ARMY / SEA BED / SEAZOO / SEGO / SERAMIC / SG LEWIS / SHIFT WORK / SISKA / SWAY CLARKE / TEMPESST / THE ANCHORESS / THE HEARING / THE LOUNGE KITTENS / THE MANOR / THE RAMONA FLOWERS / THE SISTERHOOD  / THOMAS COHEN / THROWING SHADE / TIBET / TOM WALKER / TOOTHLESS / VALLIS ALPS  / VIEW / VLADIMIR / VULGARIANS / VYNCE / WARHAUS / WHITE / WITHOUT LETTERS / WOLFFE / ZAK ABEL

 Holy fever Reveal New Track.

Holyfever.Tuesday 29th March 2016
With their debut album release on the horizon, Holy Fever have unveiled another new track from the record in the form of 'Duress'. Vocalist Todd Cooper explains the feeling behind the track - "The sense of urgency and aggression in "Duress" mimics the headspace we were in at the time we wrote it. We were toward the end of writing the record and simultaneously exhausted and filled with adrenaline as we started to see the finish line. Sam had this idea that the chorus would just be one note and the lyric would be one word. This is one of our favorites to play live."

'Duress' is the opening track on Holy Fever's first full-length record, 'The Wreckage', which the band will be self releasing on 8th April, 2016. Comprised of members of underground punk favourites American Nightmare, The Hope Conspiracy, and The Explosion, and with crossover members of indie-pop band Beginners, Holy Fever's sound feels recognizable, yet totally unexpected. 'The Wreckage' is marked by unlikely combinations, punctuated by surprising hooks; challenging punk convention.

The first single to be released from the record, vigilante justice anthem, 'Find your Fame', feels like the rebellious lovechild of Bikini Kill and The Hives exemplifying the dueling vocals from Todd Cooper and Samantha Barbera (also on bass), gritty guitar riffs from Neeraj Kane and Brian Masek, and Andrew Black's explosive drumming.

The artwork for the 'The Wreckage' was created by renowned LA-based artist Luke McGarry and the band recorded in Paul Miner's (ex Death By Stereo) studio in Orange, CA with Holy Fever self-producing and Miner engineering.

 Babymetal Preview New Song.

Babymetal.Tuesday 29th March 2016
Japanese phenomenon BABYMETAL have posted a new song from forthcoming album ‘METAL RESISTANCE’, released this Friday April 1st aka FOX DAY via EarMUSIC/Edel. ‘THE ONE’ is an epic power ballad, clocking in at over seven minutes. The accompanying video serves as the perfect teaser to this Saturday’s headline show at Wembley Arena – the first by any Japanese band at this legendary venue – showcasing the scale and enormity of a BABYMETAL live show. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/TZRvO0S-TLU

METAL RESISTANCE’ will be released in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:

CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever
4. YAVA!
5. Amore
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn
8. GJ!
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. THE ONE - English ver. -

2LP :
Side 1
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever

Side 2
1. YAVA!
2. Amore
3. Meta Taro

Side 3
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
2. GJ!
3. Sis. Anger

Side 4
1. No Rain, No Rainbow
2. Tales Of The Destinies
3. THE ONE - English ver. –

Tickets for the Wembley show are available at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com

Pre-order bundles of the new album, featuring special, exclusive merchandise, are available here: http://www.mflstores.com/mfl/babymetal.html
iTunes Preorder is here and features ‘KARATE’ as an instant grat track: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/metal-resistance/id1087055715

 LuvBug Set To Release New Music.

Luvbug.Tuesday 29th March 2016
UK dance collective, LuvBug are back and ready to drop a fresh tune on the UK charts. New single, "Best Is Yet To Come" is available to pre-order from Feb 5th and will be released April 15th via Polydor Records.

LuvBug – a DJ-producer-dance act, led by Marvin Humes – follows up a successful 2015 which saw LuvBug have two Top 20 singles in the UK Charts, "Resonance" ft. Talay Riley and "Revive (Say Something)" ft. Mark Asari and was co-written with MNEK. 
On top of this LuvBug have had a string of high-profile remixes to its name ranging from David Zowie 'House Every Weekend', MNEK and Zara Larsson 'Never Forget You', Karen Harding 'Say Something' and more recently Fleur East's 'Sax'.

Inspired by the sounds coming out of the European-dancefloors, "Best Is Yet To Come", is a song that feels current, fresh and big. "It's a record that hits you immediately, says Marvin, "the vocal, the subject, the lyric, the beat, everything. It's infectious and it's a record that can be received universally."

LuvBug have been building up a loyal fanbase and a solid-live plot over the past year and half, including a DJ residency at the iconic Pacha & Café Mambo in Ibiza, DJing with Diplo and David Guetta in Las Vegas, plus UK festivals including Wireless and the dance stage at V Festival.

Click HERE to listen to some more LuvBug tunes and their monthly mixtapes.

Live Dates:
09-Apr Reading Sub 89
13-Apr Bournemouth Cameo
15-Apr Stevenage Bar & Beyond
16-Apr Cardiff Pryzm
16-Apr Swansea Fiction
22-Apr Liverpool Level
23-Apr Portsmouth Liquid & Envy
23-Apr Southampton Oceana
29-Apr Wrexham Summerfest
30-Apr Leeds Pryzm

 Camden Rocks Announce The Cribs As Headliner.

Camden Rocks.Tuesday 29th March 2016
Camden Rocks have announced their highly-anticipated headline act for the 2016 all-dayer, the UK's most vital indie-punk trio, The Cribs. Set to close the festival on Saturday June 4th at the Electric Ballroom, this is the band's first London show since their earth-shattering performance at a sold out Camden Roundhouse last year, following their seminal 2015 album, For All My Sisters.

Back for its fifth year to host over two-hundred high-energy bands across multiple venues up and down the hallowed streets of Camden Town, the festival has already confirmed some massive names in rock, indie and metal, including Carl Barat & The Jackals, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Billy Bragg, SikTH, Johnny Foreigner, Sonic Boom Six and many more, with even more big names still to be announced!

Further bands confirmed to join the line-up alongside The Cribs today also include: The Ramona Flowers, Flight Brigade, Colt 45, Death Koolaid, The Crooked Kings, Jolanga, Meredith Baker and Sarah de Warren.

Bands already confirmed to play include: Carl Barat & The Jackals, Glen Matlock, Young Guns, We Are The Ocean, InMe, Ginger Wildheart, Billy Bragg, Johnny Foreigner, Norma Jean, Evil Scarecrow, New Years Day, SikTh, Creeper, Penetration, Sonic Boom Six, The Godfathers, The Virginmarys, The Qemists, Warrior Soul, Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind, Queen Kwong, YASHIN, Gun, Zoax, The Hell, Youth Club, VUKOVI, Goldray, Reigning Days, Wearing Scars, AvaGrace, Francobollo, The Hyena Kill, The Pearl Harts, Anita Chellamah Band (The Cherry Bombz ), JPNSGRLS, Faers, S.E.X, Staring Out The Sun, The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Symmetry, Sky Valley Mistress, Grumble Bee, JOANovARC, Blurred Vision, Desperate Measures, The Fallen State, Duchess, Shea, Alive With Eyes, Forever Never, As Lions, CC Smugglers, Tellison, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, The Dirty Youth, Shvpes, Black Foxxes, Freeze The Atlantic, Asylums, The Main Grains, Lounge Kittens, The Carnabys, Press To Meco, Continents, Shields, Fathoms, Blood Youth, Scholars, Ashestoangels, Dorje, Cold In Berlin, Samoans, Bare Knuckle Parade, Nibbinz, The Dirty Thrills, Create To Inspire, Witterquick, The Tuts, Lock, Moses, Counting Days, The Ghost Riders In The Sky, Roxanne De Bastion, The Derellas, Black Casino & The Ghost, The RPMs, Hands Off Gretel, Bad Sign, Thunder On The Left, Role Models, Mercutio, Critics, Chinese Missy, False-Heads, The King's Parade, Louise Distras, Leisure Tank, Suzie Stapleton, Hoodoo Daze, Falling Knives, Emily Lee and Matty James.

£35 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees. Every year prior has sold-out and 2016 looks set to be no different!

www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Over 200 bands for £35 playing in over twenty different venues.

 Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties To Release EP.

Aaron West.Tuesday 29th March 2016
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties (the solo project of Wonder Years front man, Dan Campbell) have announced the release of a new 7" EP, Bittersweet, due out Friday, May 20th via Hopeless Records.

The first single, ''67, Cherry Red', is currently available for streaming via the band's official website, www.aaronwestandtheroaringtwenties.com.

The 3-track EP was produced by Ace Enders (The Early November, I Can Make a Mess) and will be available both physically and digitally. Pre-order packages are available now via the band's Cold Cuts Merch store and include Cherry Red, Carolina Blue and Sea Foam Green vinyl. Pre-order digitally from iTunes, here: smarturl.it/AWBittersweet.

Bittersweet furthers the narrative crafted on the band's 2014 debut, We Don't Have Each Other, which followed Aaron West through a tumultuous winter bouncing around the American South in the wake of a series of personal tragedies. Elaborating on this, Campbell says, "This EP serves as a bridge to future full lengths. The songs place a period at the end of We Don't Have Each Other and open up a new chapter for Aaron to start rebuilding."

Bittersweet Track List:
1. '67, Cherry Red
2. Goodbye, Carolina Blues
3. Green Like the G Train, Green Like Sea Foam

 Slam Dunk Festival Adds Acoustic Stage.

Slam Dunk Festival.Thursday 24th March 2016
Already packing in a massive 7 stages, Slam Dunk Festivalhave added another to this year's event by announcing the return of the acoustic / solo stage.

The stage will be headlined with a solo performance by Bryce Avary of THE ROCKER SUMMER. Bryce will be performing a special intimate show including brand new songs off his recently released album Zoetic. 

After playing a full band set on the Kerrang! Flesh Blood stage at last year's Slam Dunk Festival, ROB LYNCH returns to the festival to play a solo acoustic set.

Blitz Kids disbanded last year and AWAY DAYS were born. AWAY DAYS (Jono from Blitz Kids) will be making their festival debut with a stripped back acoustic set. Earlier this year the band released single 'Messiah', taken from the band's forthcoming debut EP due out in May. 

Indie-rock band, ELDER BROTHER, with members of The Story So Far will be taking a break from pop-punk duties to grace the acoustic stage.  
Next up, the two-piece alternative rock band from Ireland, GREYWIND consisting of siblings Paul and Steph O'Sullivan. Heading out on tour supporting the already announced Slam Dunk favourites Moose Blood next month, this will see GREYWIND doing a stripped down performance for us.

Solo artist GRUMBLE BEE has just released debut EP 'Disconnect' and has been causing a stir in the media and with fans of late. Slam Dunk Festival sees Jack Bennet's act making its debut... "I'm thrilled to be playing the Acoustic stage at Slam Dunk this year! It'll be great to show people a more stripped back version of my live stuff, so I'm excited for the challenge"

After a cover of Bring Me The Horizon reached a whopping 1.5m views on YouTube, enigmatic entity SEAFOAL is ready to launch into 2016 with the passion and energy that got her noticed in the first place. Don't miss her Slam Dunk debut! 

BETHAN LEADLEY will be taking some time out of her busy schedule presenting on 4Music and vlogging to appear at the festival and the final act to be added to the stage is YouTuber LIANNE KAYE. The YouTube star released her debut EP 'Vacancy EP' in 2014 and has since been playing shows and festivals up and down the country.
With its roots in the ska & punk movement of the early 00s, Slam Dunk Festival will always continue to deliver a great ska & punk stage, and this year is no different! However to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the festival they have decided to do something they haven't done before!....
They have announced the addition of one of the original artist that inspired the whole ska punk movement! THE BEAT will be joining the party to bring some old school skanking to the stage and show the younger generation how they did it in the 80s!

Ranking Roger say's 'The Beat are honoured to be a part of this year's Slam Dunk festival, and considering that this is their 10th year, I know that it's going to be special. I expect a lot of dancing and skanking smile emoticon'

Also added to open up the stage is THE JB CONSPIRACY. The band played the festival back in 2008, so we thought it was about time to bring them back!
"We're over the moon to have been invited back to Slam Dunk after so many years. We've shared stages with a lot of these bands over the past decade so we're really excited to be seeing everyone again"

Birmingham based club brand, UPRAWR have also announced the full lineup for their stage. Although Slam Dunk regulars BURY TOMORROW will not be playing a full band set, brothers Dani & Davyd Winter – Bates  have been announced playing a DJ SET "After playing Slam Dunk so many times it almost feels like summer is not the same without us being there. " says singer Dani.  "So obviously we couldn't play this year but myself and Dav have been known for our crazy DJ sets and Slam Dunk along with Uprawr decided to get us involved. We love getting everyone pumped and in the party vibe so you can expect an absolutely insane DJ set !! We cannot wait! "

Others acts added to the dance inspired stage include the international model, Suicide Girl and DJ sensation MEL CLARKE, and PARTY BLINDERS... a new act made up of DJ Andy Shaw, producer Tommy Conflict and MC Jon Mahon, formerly of Kerrang & Team Rock Radio.   UPRAWR RESIDENT DJs will complete the lineup which also features previously announced headliners SHIKARI SOUND SYSTEM DJ SET, and live acts ASTROID BOYS & THE QEMISTS.
Slam Dunk organiser Ben Ray has also made the unusual announcement that 2 of the 3 events are near to selling out. "People on social media are continually asking us how many tickets we have left and when the events will sell out. As this may be the last pay week for many to buy tickets, I felt it necessary to speak out. We are certain that the South site in Hatfield, which now is the smallest, will sell out by the end of the next month and before the next payday. This probably will be the same for Leeds but with that I'm a bit less certain. I'm happy to say though that the new large site at the NEC can accommodate more, so we should have tickets left till a lot nearer the event. We don't feel as bad when people can't get tickets if we have given them plenty of warning!"

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED- PANIC! AT THE DISCO, OF MICE & MEN, NEW FOUND GLORY, FOUR YEAR STRONG, EVERY TIME I DIE, ISSUES, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, REAL FRIENDS, MALLORY KNOW, THE STARTING LINE, SET YOUR GOALS, ZEBRAHEAD, CAPDOWN, WE CAME AS ROMANS, MISS MAY I, THE STORY SO FAR, YELLOWCARD, MAYDAY PARADE, HIT THE LIGHTS, ROAM, NORTHLANE, HACKTIVIST, CANCER BATS & NORMA JEAN, YOUNG GUNS, COLDRAIN, AS IT IS, TRASHBOAT, WSTR, KING PRAWN, SPUNGE, HEART OF A COWARD, ASTROID BOYS, THE ONE HUNDRED, THE QEMISTS, NEW YEARS DAY, CREEPER, BOSTON MANOR, BEAUTIFUL BODIES, CANE HILL, BLOOD YOUTH, DEAD!, WATERPARKS, WITH CONFIDENCE

The dates and sites for next years' SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL are:
Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

Tickets are on sale now and priced at £42 or £47 including afterparty. The festival is for Age 14 + (festival only) or 18+ for the afterparty tickets.

For the first time, due to popular demand, there is also a limited edition Mega Ticket on sale for £150. This ticket includes admittance to all 3 events and includes afterparties, wristband exchange queue jumps and a limited edition t-shirt.
Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for all ticketing links.

This year will see some huge upgrades to the event, continuing the huge year on year growth the festival has experienced. Following the success of last year the Leeds site will remain in the City Centre, with a new site being announced at the Birmingham NEC and the Southern date will remain in Hatfield, at the University of Hertfordshire campus for the fifth year. This will bring the capacity up to a huge 40,000 fans across the weekend.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL has won 'Best Festival' at the Kerrang! Awards in both 2014 and 2015. Widely regarded as the biggest awards in rock, the festival beat strong competition from major events such as Reading /Leeds and Download. Slam Dunk has also been in the final shortlists for 'Best Metropolitan Festival' at the UK Festival Awards, in 2013, 2014 & 2015, and 'Best Festival' (up to 15,000 daily capacity) at The Live UK Awards 2015.
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL HEADLINERS 2006-2016
2006: Fall Out Boy
2007: Reel Big Fish / Paramore
2008: Boys Like Girls. / Cute Is What We Aim For

2009: You Me At Six
2010: New Found Glory

2011: Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish
2012: Taking Back Sunday
2013: All Time Low

2014: The All-American Rejects
2015: You Me At Six
2016: Panic! At The Disco

 Tax The Heat To Release Album.

Tax The Heat.Thursday 24th March 2016
Following a single and a sold-out UK headline tour in December 2015, Tax The Heat are pleased to announce the release of their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, "Fed To The Lions".

The album shows why there is so much excitement at the release of this record. Previous singles "Some Sympathy", "Highway Home" and "Fed To The Lions" sit alongside future classics such as "Caroline", "Animals" and "Stood On the Platform To Leave". The driving rhythms of Jack Taylor (Drums) and Antonio Angotti (Bass) overlaid with the powerful riffs of JP Jacyshyn (Guitars) and distinctive melodies of Alex Veale (Vocals, Guitars). The album is available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl.

The CD and Vinyl can be pre-ordered now from Recordstore.co.uk with an insert signed by the band - https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/Tax-The-Heat/

Tracklisting as below

CD
1. Highway Home 2. Animals
3. Under Watchful Eye
4. Fed To The Lions
5. Hit Me Hard
6. Stood On The Platform To Leave
7. Some Sympathy
8. Devil's Daughter
9. Learn To Drown (You're Wrong)
10. Caroline
11. Your Fool
12. Lost Our Way

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Side A1. Highway Home.2. Animals.3. Under Watchful Eye.4. Fed To The Lions.5. Hit Me Hard.6. Stood On The Platform To Leave.
Side B1. Some Sympathy.2 Devil's Daughter.3 Learn To Drown (You're Wrong).4 Caroline.5 Your Fool.
6 Lost Our Way

2015 was an intense year for Bristol's rising stars Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles "Fed To The Lions" and "Highway Home" (both of which were playlisted across rock radio – A listed on Planet Rock) the band have cemented their live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, The Virginmarys and Thunder and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Download and Calling. The band's unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist winning them a legion of fans.

The band have now signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment (home to acts such as Blues Pills, Black Star Riders & Crobot).

Guitarist/vocalist Alex Veale says: "We love the energy of those '60s bands. Maximum R&B – that's the basis for Tax The Heat. But we're taking it somewhere else, bridging the gap between old and new, creating something that has that raw energy but is also original."

"It was all about capturing that live energy on the record," says Jack Taylor. "We didn't want to go fully old-school with it – we used modern technology. But what you hear on the album is the four of us playing together, no overdubs. A lot of live takes."

 The Cadillac Three Unleash New Video.

The Cadillac Three.Thursday 24th March 2016
Filmed a few weeks ago in the familiar urban-scapes of London during their successful Night Life Religion Tour, The Cadillac Three now reveal the final portrait of ‘Graffiti' a brand new music video for their latest UK single. The “smouldering mid-tempo rocker polished with arena-stomping gloss” (Entertainment Weekly), lays a template for their forthcoming album later this year.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

“We have had such a warm welcome from our fans in the UK and with the Night Life Religion Tour, we thought it would be really cool to film the video in London with all of the unique street art everywhere,” said TC3 drummer Neil Mason, who wrote ‘Graffiti’ with Nashville songwriters Corey Crowder and Luke Dick.

Scenes capture The Cadillac Three following a masked street artist through the capital’s back-streets in Brick Lane, South Bank and Shoreditch, as the band’s lyrics and logo are tagged on every available surface before taking refuge in a dimly lit East London dive bar. Director Lyle Lindgren conceptualized the literal and unique video.

‘Graffiti’ is a soulful epic that takes the finest of the band’s Southern roots and seamlessly blends them with a contemporary feel. Available now via http://smarturl.it/TC3Graffiti, the track exhibits TC3's trademark sound – distinctive and contagious.

"[‘Graffiti’] finds the Nashville hotshots channeling their inner Springsteen - if the Boss was given to sipping home-brewed hooch on the back of open trucks in the sticky Tennessee sun. ‘Graffiti' has it all: laid-back vibes, big booming drums, handclaps and tales of small town winners and losers,” deems Classic Rock magazine in their latest issue.

The lyrics are full of nostalgia for the band who met in high school: “We’re doing it our way, leaving our mark down the halls, on the walls in the bathroom stalls, underneath that freight train bridge we jumped off // Our story spread around, word of mouth, town to town // We were small-town famous, our names in graffiti.”

>Fresh from their recent sold-out headline shows around the UK, including London’s Electric Ballroom, The Cadillac Three have also just been announced to play at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair on 23 & 24 July 2016 at Mote Park, Maidstone.

Masters in blending the swagger of southern rock with the true grit of country, The Cadillac Three were named the 2014 UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Best New Band, and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015 with several radio singles – ‘The South’, ‘Back It Up’, ‘Party Like You’, ‘Peace Love and Dixie’ and ‘White Lightning’ – all playlisted.

During a frequent visit to the UK late last year, The Cadillac Three was invited by Sofar Sounds to play at one of their secret, intimate gigs. The session included a performance of their hit single ‘White Lightning,’ a staple on the BBC Radio 2 playlist all summer long.

WATCH THEIR PERFORMANCE OF ‘WHITE LIGHTNING’ HERE

The raucous Nashville trio has found a welcome home here in the UK with their vibrant shows eliciting word-of-mouth appeal from British fans that has ensured bigger crowds – with last month’s tour being no exception – across the country at a phenomenal rate. Grammy-nominated, chart-topping frontman Jaren Johnston, whose gritty vocals wrap around the pulsating beats from musical comrades Mason and Kelby Ray (lap steel), just picked up an ACM Award nomination in the US for Song of the Year (‘Raise ‘Em Up’ – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church) during the April 3 live show in Las Vegas.

 Standon Calling Festival Announcement.

Standon Calling.Thursday 24th March 2016
Standon Calling today unveils its biggest family programme ever with a myriad of exciting workshops and activities for 2016. Embracing this year's story of Legend of the Lost Seas, the festival invites the whole family to get involved for one of the most exciting weekends of the summer. Expect everything from baby multi-sensory raves and yoga, to sea monster puppet shows and street dance classes. Returning to the festival will be the famous costume parade, kids-only trapeze, family swim sessions in the festival's very own heated pool, plus dedicated family camping on sale in advance for the first time. Teens have a variety of production workshops to choose from, including a chance to capture their favourite Standon moments in film-making classes. Tier 2 tickets on sale now from £137 for adults, £107 for ages 13-17, £20 for ages 4-12 and £5 for children under 3. For more information visit standon-calling.com 

Already armed with a stellar line-up of musical talent including Suede, Jess Glynne, Kelis, Everything Everything and The Hives, Standon Calling will raise the bar on its family offering this year to provide an amazing programme of entertainment for all ages.

Hertfordshire's own children authors Alice Hemming and Tamsyn Murray climb aboard to read a selection of their books as well as running character development and craft workshops.

Music comes from internationally renowned children's singer/songwriter Nick Cope, who will be performing tunes from his new album, The Pirate's Breakfast. While Vegas Girls will put on an exciting show, mixing old-school classics to create harmonious and unique mash ups. 

Standon Calling welcomes street dance classes hosted by award-winning performing arts School Living the Dream. Wish Upon a Party will train little mermaids and pirates a range of dances, games, balloon modelling and bubble catching.

Older children and teens can get involved in creative workshops across the weekend. They can help to create a giant junk art installation with an underwater theme, highlighting global warming and the effects of rubbish on sea life. Budding film-makers are invited to capture their festival experience and learn film production skills, with the results being screened on Sunday. Soundtracks will be put together in music production workshops and DJ classes will also be on offer. 

Don't miss an unmissable water balloon fight, young pirates will get to walk the plank, plus there will be circus skills classes, a nulahula hooping show, poiromanic juggling and more.

Poseidon's Library offers respite from all the action with a voyage of discovery with a selection of books and storytelling. 

Standon Calling introduces a new baby and toddler zone for 2016 offering a host of activities including baby yoga and massage, a multi-sensory rave as well as toys, games and a chill out zone.

Following the narrative of Standon Calling's story Legend of the Lost Seas, the festival will supply the best crafts around for young festival-goers to make their own mermaid necklaces, tutu's, pirate hats and eye patches. Children will also have a chance to make sea monster junk puppets and sock puppets followed by puppetry role play. Standon Calling will also add more sparkle this year with body glitter, face paints, hair braids, nail art, henna, glitter tattoos and more.

Tier 2 adult weekend tickets for Standon Calling 2016 are on sale from £137 + booking fees. Children's tickets range from £107 for ages 13-17, £20 for ages 4-12 and £5 for children under 3. There is also a ticket deposit scheme available to pay in instalments. All tickets with more information can be found at www.standon-calling.com. Discounts available for group bookings. 

LINE-UP SO FAR
Live
Suede / Jess Glynne / Kelis
The Hives / Everything Everything / Ghostpoet / Anna Calvi / Blossoms / The Thurston Moore Group
Swim Deep / Gold Panda / Loyle Carner / Adam Green / Teleman / Tiggs Da Author / Honne / Natty / Rationale / Hot 8 Brass Band / The Mouse Outfit / Billie Marten / The Cuban Brothers / Declan McKenna / Meilyr Jones / Rag'n'bone Man / Clean Cut Kid / Kiko Bun / Jones / United Vibrations / Revere / Pins / Flyte / Charlie Cunningham / The Amazons / Tangerines / Exmagician / Hannah Lou Clark / Seramic / Maddox / Venice Trip / Peluche / Bella Figura / Nadia Nair / Patricia
Electronic Line-up
Theo Parrish / GOLDIE MBE / Joey Negro / Luke Abbott
Cowshed Takeovers
Hospitality / Savage Disco

 Pierce The Veil Release Video For 'Texas Is Forever'.

Pierce The Veil.Thursday 24th March 2016
Pierce the Veil fans, the wait is finally over.  After nearly 820,000 views of the band's video album announcement posted last Friday, the much-anticipated Misadventures will be available for digital pre-orders beginning tonight at Midnight local time.  But wait, there's more:  fans will get a first taste of the new music as placing an album pre-order will unlock an instant-grat download of the track, "Texas is Forever."  Go to piercetheveil.net for more information and to place your digital pre-order tonight.  Pre-order details for the physical CD will be announced soon.

Can't wait until tonight to hear the new track?  Then log on to piercetheveil.net right now and check out the band's animated video clip that premieres "Texas is Forever."

"'Texas is Forever' is a fast song, the fastest song we've ever done," said PTV's bass player Jaime Preciado. "It goes back to our roots and is going to be a fun song to play live."  Added vocalist Vic Fuentes, ""It's purely a self-indulgent song for us because it's really fast and that's what we grew up listening to. Lyrically, it closes the book on a relationship that I've been singing about over the last three albums."

Misadventures is the follow up to the band's breakthrough album, 2012's Collide With The Sky that has sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide.  The band - Vic Fuentes/vocals, guitar, Tony Perry/guitar, Jaime Preciado/bass, and Mike Fientes/drums - recorded Misadventures on and off between Summer 2014 and Summer 2015, working again with producer Dan Korneff who co-produced Collide.  On Misadventures, PTV spins together eleven sonic stories driven by a high-energy hard rock soundtrack.
FIRST NEW TRACK, "TEXAS IS FOREVER," AVAILABLE AS INSTANT-GRAT DOWNLOAD

 Once Upon A Dead Man Release New Video.

Once Upon A Dead Man.Thursday 24th March 2016
'Once Upon a Dead Man' is the sound of three well known brothers and an old friend making a foray into new territory together.

It's an excursion that's been some time in the planning; brothers Edd, Charlie and Will Simpson had long talked about collaborating, but their respective careers (in Brigade, Busted, Fightstar, More Dangerous Animal and Union Sound Set) meant it was a few years before the project came to fruition.

Along with long-time friend and collaborator Simon Britcliffe, the Simpson brothers will release 'Concepts and Phenomena' on 1st April 2016. The EP is a deft blend of beautifully constructed vocal harmonies and washes of electronica. The band consciously stepped outside the traditional label structure to record the EP in their own time, with no predetermined musical direction, no defined roles within the band, and no commercial objective.  

Converging on Suffolk's Old Jet studios with co-producer Jesse Quin, each member found themselves using more sequencing and synths than ever before during a series of relaxed sessions. The resulting recordings are the perfect product of a group of musicians who've known each other for decades, balancing bouncing beats and glacial soundscapes with plenty of fraternal warmth.

OUADM are Inspired by artists such as Jimmy LaValle and Mark Kozelek, The National, American Analog Set and the Postal Service, amongst many others.

Rush Video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFVwMmdM62w;

http://www.onceuponadeadman.com/

 Asking Alexandria Tease New Album.

Asking Alexandria.Thursday 24th March 2016
British Metalcore sensations ASKING ALEXANDRIA will release their new album 'The Black' tomorrow, March 25th via Sumerian Records.

Check out the album teaser here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfw_yjjCrqU&feature=youtu.be;

The band have also revealed an 'In The Studio' video delivering an exclusive insight into the recording process of the forthcoming album.  Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c32YrKu7sBQ

Asking Alexandria also recently announced two intimate shows ahead of their scheduled appearances at READING & LEEDS festivals this summer. The band will give die hard fans the chance to see them up close and personal at two shows in Southampton and London on 15th and 16th August. 

The band’s latest single, ‘The Black’, is currently on the BBC Radio One INMWT playlist. Check out the video – which has racked up a staggering 8 MILLION views already – here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1RKaRgVFKk 

The band also released a video for a new song, ‘Let It Sleep’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7appuMrrn7U

Pre-orders are available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ART7UNI and
http://askingalexandria.tmstor.es/

ASKING ALEXANDRIA LIVE IN THE UK IN AUGUST

15th August         Southampton      Engine Rooms
16th August         London               Koko
26th August         Reading Festival Reading
27th August         Leeds Festival     Leeds

 The Irno Maidens Unleash 'Wicker Man' Cover.

The Iron Maidens.Thursday 24th March 2016
The world’s only all-female Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens will play their debut one-off London show at the O2 Islington Academy on 14th April.  Booking details are

here
Tickets for the Shepherd’s Bush Empire show (which is still closed due to extended roof structure work), are valid for the O2 Islington Academy show.
See the girls talk tour here  https://youtu.be/J0Ozqf72Jig

You can see new footage of the girls performing The Wicker Man here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8jaFv2QLiw

>Excited front-woman Kirsten Chickinson said: For years people have been asking when we're coming to the U.K. so it feels almost surreal that it's finally happening. To play London--the city where Iron Maiden actually began in 1975--is thrilling and also daunting; I expect the "home" fans to be the most discerning but we are definitely up for the challenge! To see where it all began, this is hallowed ground.

Formed in 2001 in Southern California, the Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of the most notorious tribute act in the US, progressively expanding their fame far and beyond the Americas. These five women have conquered the attention of fans and fellow musicians with their musical prowess and electrifying live shows, where they perform hits and fan   favourites from all phases of Iron Maiden’s career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds, ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The line-up is Linda ‘Nikki McBURRain’ McDonald on drums, Nikki ‘Davina Murray’ Stringfield and Courtney ‘Adriana Smith’ Cox on guitars, Kirsten ‘Bruce Chickinson’ Rosenberg on vocals and Wanda ‘Steph Harris’ Ortiz on bass.
While Iron Maiden’s latest album hits the stores, the Iron Maidens celebrate the recent release of their first full-length studio album, the first studio tribute CD to a band ever recorded entirely by one artist; the cover artwork featuring a female monster was designed by none other than Eddie’s creator Derek Riggs.
Despite being undoubtedly five rocking hot ladies, the Iron Maidens are not just pretty faces: in their career they have been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik from Testament, Lemmy,  Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Anthrax’  Scott Ian and Judas Priest’s Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish and Nevermore amongst others. They’ve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Drum magazine.
The Iron Maidens will bring their show to the UK for the very first time on Thursday 14th April 2016, with a one-off date at 02 Academy Islington. Courtney and Linda have played in London before with different bands - Linda even at the same venue! - while it’s the first encounter with the British crowd for Wanda and Nikki.  Give them a warm welcome, hang around and make sure you get Nikki a drink: the show is on her birthday and  she’s looking  forward to  celebrating London style!
Tickets are available from:
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/YDH1404?brand=o2academyislington&camefrom=AMG_ISLINGTON_imdns
General admission £20 + booking fees. Support Forever Never, doors open at 7pm, curfew at 11pm.  O2 Academy Islington, Angel Central, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS
Up the Irons!

 Testament Announce Handfull Of UK Shows.

Testament.Thursday 24th March 2016
Testament are thrilled to announce that they will be returning to our UK soil in June to play an extra two UK show dates in Oxford and London, as part of a four date long UK run. This run will take the thrash icons to Oxford, Leamington Spa and Southampton – culminating in a special Thrash’n’Bowl show at the Brooklyn Bowl, London. There will be special VIP/bowling with the band tickets available for this event!

Esteemed frontman Chuck Billy said regarding their UK return:
Testament are excited to be playing some club dates in England. It’s been a while since we have played some intimate shows there and we can’t wait.
Be ready for a great night of thrash metal!”


Testament have been working hard in the studio over the past year on the follow up to 2012’s ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’.
Their new record is due for release this summer via Nuclear Blast, stay tuned for more details…

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

There will be 96 VIP/bowling with the band tickets tickets available for the Thrash’n’Bowl event at Brooklyn Bowl.
Testament were one of the first thrash metal band to emerge from the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980's, originally formed as 'Legacy' in 1983 by founding members Eric Peterson (rhythm guitar), Derrick Ramirez (guitar) and Louie Clemente (drums), the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza and Greg Christian (bass). Ramirez was later replaced by renowned player Alex Skolnick (lead guitar). Souza soon departed to join Exodus and suggested that the imposing Chuck Billy take over as frontman. The band became known as 'Testament' 3 years later while recording their debut album in Ithaca, New York. The Legacywas a brutal introduction in 1987, putting Testament at the forefront of the flourishing thrash metal scene.

Following ‘Live At Eindhoven’, an EP recorded at Holland's Dynamo Festival, The New Order’ (1988) was very well received, producing one of the band's most memorable classics ‘Disciples Of The Watch’. Next came the highly successful ‘Practice What You Preach’ (1989), then the release of ‘Souls Of Black’ (1990) coinciding with the famed European 'Clash Of The Titans' tour with Slayer, Megadeth and Suicidal Tendencies - which helped cement their place in thrash royalty.

Testament signed with Nuclear Blast in 2007 and have since released two critically acclaimed studio albums; ‘The Formation of Damnation’ (2008) and ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’ (2012).

 Marduk For UK Tour.

Marduk.Thursday 24th March 2016
MARDUK will return to European soil in April and May 2015 for a headline tour, joining forces with Immolation, Origin and Bio-Cancer, to promote their latest album 'Frontschwein'. This run includes an appearance at London's Incineration festival in May as well as 3 consecutive shows in Manchester,Glasgow and Bristol right.

Check out the tour trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A6do_4iYNc
  
MARDUK live:
Headline tour (with Immolation / Origin / Bio Cancer)
27.04. Brasov (RO) – Rockstadt *
28.04. Sofia (BG) – Mixtape 5 *
29.04. Novi Sad (RS) – The Quarter *
30.04. Budapest (HU) – Blue Hell *
01.05. Salzburg (AT) – Salzburg Rockhouse *
03.05. Weinheim (DE) – Cafe Central
04.05. Zwickau (DE) – Seilerstrasse
05.05. Arlon (BE) – L’Entrepot
06.05. Essen (DE) – Turock
07.05. Lille (FR) – Aeronef
08.05. London (UK) – Incineration Festival
09.05. Manchester (UK) – Sound Control
10.05. Glasgow (UK) – G2
11.05. Bristol (UK) – The Fleece

12.05. Arnhem (NL) – Luxorlive
13.05. Rotterdam (NL) – Baroeg
14.05. Amstelveen (NL) – P60
16.05. Pratteln (CH) – Z7
17.05. Brescia (IT) – Circo Colony
18.05. Innsbruck (AT) – Hafen
19.05. Wien (AT) – Szene
20.05. Katowice (PL) – Mega Club
21.05. Warszawa (PL) – Progresja
* with Bio-Cancer only
 
Festival shows in 2016:
23.-26.03. Oslo (NO) – Inferno Festival
02.04. Lichtenfels (DE) – Ragnarok Festival
23.04. Barroselas (PT) – SWR Barroselas Metalfest
17.-19.06. Clisson (FR) – Hellfest
06.07. Fjarabygg (IS) – Eistnaflug Festival
23.07. Ostry Grun (SK) – Gothoom Open Air
04.-06.08. Wacken (DE) – Wacken Open Air

 Hexvessel Unleash New Video.

Hexvessel.Thursday 24th March 2016
Finland’s psychedelic folk rock shooting stars HEXVESSEL are currently on tour across Europe with New Keepers Of The Water Towers, ahead of the UK leg of this tour they've just launched a new video for the track 'When I'm Dead', taken from their highly praised third studio album 'When We Are Death' out now via Century Media Records.

Check out the video here: http://smarturl.it/wheniamdead

Singer Mat McNerney comments on the new video and the tour:

"Nature prevails. We never die, we just change our form. We're billion year old carbon on a journey through space on an ancient rock. As we leave our beloved Finland, heading out into Europe on tour, this video represents our view of the universe and our strong connection to the cycle of life and death. It's an existential question that only the forest can answer. You must go on a journey into space to know this. Where will you be when I am dead?"

On Friday 25th March a new online single of the video track will be released, containing the track 'Shaman You', taken from the limited US edition of the album.

HEXVESSEL’s new album 'When We Are Death' can be purchased at one of the below shops or the record stores / online stores of your choice:
http://smarturl.it/wwadCMDISTRO
http://emp.me/CQk
http://smarturl.it/wwadAMAZON
http://smarturl.it/wwadITUNES
http://smarturl.it/wwadAMAZONMP3

'When We Are Death' is offered in the following formats:

Ltd. Deluxe Mediabook (with 32-page booklet, sturdy slipcase and one exclusive bonus track)
Deluxe LP (gatefold sleeve, 8-page LP booklet, CD plus bonus track)
Digital album

The LP version is available in these vinyl colors:
Black vinyl: unlimited
White vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively offered at CM Distro
Red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, exclusively sold by RED (US distribution)

“When We Are Death” tracklist:
1.     Transparent Eyeball                        (5:27)
2.     Earth Over Us                                (3:26)
3.     Cosmic Truth                                 (4:33)
4.     When I'm Dead                              (4:37)
5.     Mirror Boy                                     (4:17)
6.     Drugged Up On The Universe         (3:42)
7.     Teeth Of The Mountain                   (4:01)
8.     Green Gold                                    (3:31)
9.     Mushroom Spirit Doors                  (5:33)
10.  Hunter's Prayer                              (4:38)
11.  Last Lovers In Hell                          (3:44) *
 
* bonus track on the Mediabook version and the CD included in the LP
 
Click on the links in the above tracklist to watch the static video for 'Earth Over Us' and the video clip for 'Cosmic Truth'.

 Black Foxxes Release New Single.

Black Foxxes.Thursday 24th March 2016
The first track to be taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album due out later this year. Black Foxxes have already toured with Lower Than Atlantis, Mooseblood, as well as a heart-stopping performance at Reading & Leeds Festival. They will shortly be supporting Nothing But Thieves on their UK tour.

Their initial self-released EP gained many plaudits including spins at Radio 1 from Jen & Ally, Daniel P Carter, and Phil Taggart. The sound is raw, emotional and delivered with an infectious passion that makes this band stand out in a sea of beige, with a nod to Brand New, Jeff Buckley, early Radiohead & Neil Young’s Crazy Horse.

In the spring of 2015 the band signed to Search & Destroy Records / UMG. They have completed recording of the debut album between London and their native Devon. It will be a highlight of 2016. 

HUSK VIDEO DIRECTED BY DANIEL BROADLEY- http://www.vevo.com/watch/GBUV71600298

LIVE DATES

Mar 31st – London – O2 Kentish Town Forum (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 1st – Birmingham – O2 Institute (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 9th – Bristol – Trinity Arts Centre (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 11th – Sheffield – The Leadmill (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 12th – Newcastle – Riverside (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 14th – Manchester – O2 Ritz (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 20th – Norwich – UEA (w/Nothing But Thieves)
Apr 21st – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms (w/Nothing But Thieves)

Apr 28th – London – Old Blue Last (Headline Show)

May 3rd – Newcastle – Think Tank? (w/Milk Teeth)
May 4th – Manchester – Sound control (w/Milk Teeth)
May 5th – Nottingham – Bodega (w/Milk Teeth)
May 6th – Tunbridge Wells – Forum (w/Milk Teeth)
May 7th – Birmingham – Rainbow (w/Milk Teeth)
May 9th – Bristol – Louisiana (w/Milk Teeth)
May 10th – Exeter – Cavern (w/Milk Teeth)
May 11th – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach (w/Milk Teeth)
May 12th  - London – Barfly (w/Milk Teeth)
May 14th – Southampton – Joiners (w/Milk Teeth)

May 21st – Brighton – The Great Escape Festival
June 4th – London – Camden Rocks Festival
June 12th – Donnington – Download Festival
Jul 8th – Cheltenham – 2000 Trees Festival

 Landscapes Announce UK And Europe Tour.

Landscapes.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Landscapes have announced that they will be doing a headline tour this May across the UK and Europe with Capsize and Giants. 'Modern Earth' Landscapes follow up to 2013's 'Life's Gone Wrong', is released 8th April via Pure Noise Records.

Landscapes tour dates w/ Capsize and Giants:


04.05.16 Den Eglantier Antwerp Belgium
05.05.16 Underground Köln Germany
06.05.16 Beat Club Dessau Germany
07.05.16 Overdrive Festival Kapfenberg Austria
08.05.16 Das Bach Wien Austria
09.05.16 Casiopeia Berlin Germany
10.05.16 Pod Minoga Poznan Poland
11.05.16 Alter Stattbahnhof Schweinfurt Germany
12.05.16 Juha West Stuttgart Germany
13.05.16 Longlive Rockfest Lyon France
15.05.16 Volt Sittard Netherlands
16.05.16 Baroeg Rotterdam Netherlands
17.05.16 Fuel Club Cardiff UK
18.05.16 Rainbow Birmingham UK
19.05.16 Star and Garter Manchester UK
20.05.16 Boston Music Rooms London UK

Tickets for the UK will be on sale Friday here

'Morden Earth,' which sees the band evolving their sound whilst maintaining their punk rock ethos was engineered at The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA by Sam Pura (Basement, The Story So Far) and mixed by Neil Kennedy at the Ranch Production House in Southampton and Mastered by Alan Douches.

"If Life Gone Wrong's concept was about being in that moment as it all falls around you, Modern Earth is a continuation of that story, an expansion explaining the disease of the mind, sculpting, adjusting and accepting those circumstances as it suffocates you powerless." says lead vocalist, Shaun Milton. He continues "Recording in California was a very different experience as to what we were used to but we learned a lot from our time out there and with our musical influence broadened, we can't wait to convey that in front of an audience soon!"
Watch the video for new song 'Neighbourhood' by clicking below:

MODERN EARTH tracklisting:
1. Mouths Of Decadence 
2. Observer 
3. Death After Life 
4. Embrace 
5. Remorser 
6. Neighbourhood 
7. Escapism
8. Aurora 
9. Radiance 
10. Transient 
11.  Heaven Ascended

'In a world prone to war, segregation, disease, recession, depression, imagine leaving this planet for a promised land beyond our dreams... a fracture of hope in the existence of today... only to find that your experience on this new world is no different from your own and you are trapped in the bubble of time and space, a paradox of the modern earth as we know it... As we fall into the abyss of a future that seems written out for us, your vision begins to shake... and I begin to scream. Welcome to Hell.'

 Eliza And The Bear To Release Debut Album.

Eliza And The Bear.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Eliza and the Bear have returned with yet another glowing anthem, 'Friends', the latest single to be lifted from their eponymously-titled debut album, released April 8th on Capitol Records. The track follows previous Radio 1 play-listed singles 'Lion's Heart', which 'led to roaring singalongs at festivals' (The Telegraph) and 'It Gets Cold' (The Independent "hard to get away from its magnetic groove").

The track tells an uplifting story about the importance of friends and family, combined with gleaming guitars and stadium-sized optimism. 'Friends' is the perfect example of how the Essex quintet create life-affirming songs.

Other stand out tracks include beautifully broody, strings accompanied 'I'm On Your Side', fan favourite 'Brother's Boat' and 'Make It On My Own' (Evening Standard: 'Its mighty thud puts it alongside big-selling Americans such as AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons")

During the making of the album, the band decamped to Nashville to work with three times Grammy Award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of LeonOf Monsters and Men, James Bay).

"We wanted to get out of London, get away from distractions and concentrate on making the songs as good as they could be,"says frontman James Kellegher, "Jacquire brought in a string quartet, a gospel choir and a couple of brilliant brass players."

Having previously supported the likes of ParamoreImagine Dragons and AWOLNATION, last year they completed a string of support dates with Twin Atlantic including a 10,000 capacity sold out show at Glasgow's SSE Hydro, Brixton Academy and Manchester Albert Hall as well as their own headline date at a packed out London KOKO. The band have now announced a pre-album launch show at the Islington Assembly Hall on April 7th and shows in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow too. 
 
Album Tracklist
1. Friends
2. Where Have You Been
3. Make It On My Own
4. Lion's Heart
5. Cruel
6. Light It Up
7. It Gets Cold
8. Oxygen
9. Upon The North
10. Brother's Boat
11. I'm On Your Side
Deluxe edition
12. Thief
13. I Hope You Know 
14. Natives
15. Talk

Tour Dates
07/04 - London - Islington Assembly Hall
13/04 - Birmingham - Institute Library
14/04 - Bristol - Thekla
15/04 - Manchester - Academy 3
16/04 - Glasgow - Garage  

 Boy Jumps ship To Tour With Patent Pending.

Boy Jumps Ship.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
British four-piece BOY JUMPS SHIP have debuted the video for ‘Lost & Found’. The track is the second single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming first full-length ‘Wake Up’, which is due for release via AMAZING RECORD CO on April 22nd.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAT8cLqItB4

"Our second single ‘Lost & Found’ is one of my favourite songs from the album and has been working great live. We nicknamed it 'Party Song' before it was given a name as it just makes you want to dance and jump up and down" – Si Todd

"We are really excited about the video for our new single Lost & Found. We went down to Manchester to shoot it, the location was really cool and had a real gritty feel to it, we love that. The song is really energetic and we felt it was really important that the video captured that energy and the spirit of the song overall, it certainly does that and we can't wait for people to see it." - Gav Gates

Hailing from the North-East of England, BOY JUMPS SHIP have gained a reputation for their energetic, passionate and exuberant live performances up and down the country and around Europe. Touring with the likes of Only Rivals, Young Guns, Arcane Roots and We Are The Ocean to name a few, as well as the UK leg of the 2015 VANS WARPED TOUR, audiences found themselves instantly connecting with their unavoidably addictive, massive melodic choruses and heavy-hitting riffs.

‘Wake Up’ is released via AMAZING RECORD CO on 22nd April and is available for pre-order here: https://BoyJumpsShip.lnk.to/WakeUp

BOY JUMPS SHIP (supporting PATENT PENDING)
Mon 4th April        Brighton              The Haunt
Tues 5th April       Bristol                 Marble Factory
Wed 6th April       Norwich               Waterfront Studio
Thurs 7th April      Sheffield              Corporation
Fri 8th April           Liverpool             O2 Academy
Sat 9th April         Newcastle           O2 Academy 2
Sun 10th April      Glasgow              Classic Grand
Tues 12th April     Nottingham          Rescue Rooms
Wed 13th April     Leeds                   Key Club
Thurs 14th April    Birmingham         O2 Academy 2
Friday 15th April   York                    The Duchess
Sat 16th April       Manchester          Club Academy
Sun 17th April      Milton Keynes     Craufurd Arms
Mon 18th April      London               The Garage
Tues 19th April     Southampton      Joiners

BOY JUMPS SHIP Headline Dates
Sun 1st May         York                    Fibbers    
Mon 2nd May        Liverpool             Arts Club  
Tues 3rd May       Glasgow              Stereo   
Wed 4th May        Manchester         Gullivers  
Thurs 5th May      Birmingham         Academy 3  
Sat 7th May         Tunbridge Wells    Forum  
Sun 8th May         St. Albans           Horn   
Mon 9th May        Southampton      Joiners  
Tues 10th May     London               Barfly   

The band will also play a one-off special launch gig in their home town on 23rd April at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2. Tickets for all headline shows are available as a discounted bundle with

 Years And Years To Embark On Huge UK Tour.

Years And Years.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Just as they kick off their long-sold-out UK headline tour, Years & Years now announce a brand new set of tour dates for the Spring of 2016, which will see them headline arenas across the country, culminating with a show at Wembley Arena on the 8th April.

The fresh dates, following overwhelming demand, mark yet another highlight in what has been a momentous year for Years & Years. The release of their debut album Communion, and its subsequent topping of the UK charts, proved to be a watershed moment this year for British music and global pop at large. It's now sold over 650,000 copies worldwide and has taken up permanent residence in the UK top 20 – making it the fastest selling debut in 2015 from a UK signed band.

The three-piece, led by frontman Olly Alexander, have made their name this year one of the hottest tickets going. Today sees them embark on a headline tour of the UK – tickets for which sold out long ago – including two shows at Brixton Academy. This years' Glastonbury festival saw them play one of the most packed out shows the John Peel stage has ever seen and the other side of the pond they have recently completed a sold out tour playing their biggest North American venues to date. 

Years & Years tour dates:

2016 
28/03                        Ironworks, Inverness
29/03                         Academy, Glasgow
30/03                         Academy, Glasgow
01/04                         Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
02/04                         Apollo, Manchester
04/04                         BIC, Bournemouth
05/04                         Pavillions, Plymouth
06/04                         Oasis, Swindon
08/04                         Wembley Arena, London

 Ed Force One Back Up And Running.

Ed Force One.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Following the major accident in Chile http://ironmaiden.com/news/article/ed-force-one-damaged on the morning of Saturday March 12, we are delighted to announce that a fully repaired Ed Force One will take off tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday March 22, from Santiago Airport to rejoin the tour at Brasília Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport. Following the show at Nilsen Nelson Arena, the plane will be loaded up once again on Wednesday with over 20 tons of equipment and our tour personnel to fly to Fortaleza for the concert on Thursday and on from there to Sao Paulo then New York and onwards round the World on The Book of Souls World Tour which visits 36 countries in the five month period.

The accident required the replacing of both of the Boeing 747's port side jet engines, a tough proposition at the best of times but not made any easier by the fact of the distances involved in getting such huge components, parts, tools and technical crew to Chile as quickly as possible to get Ed Force One back in the air. The engines alone weigh 5000kg each, and cost around four million dollars each.

Ed Force One is leased from Air Atlanta who went into immediate action following the incident, with technical assistance from Boeing. An emergency meeting on the Sunday was called to create a comprehensive detailed plan for this complex operation – locating suitable engines, thrust reversers, cowlings and parts, working out necessary tooling and technical team, logistics of ground and freight transport and tech team travel and a myriad of other detail. All from scratch. The next couple of days were spent putting these plans meticulously into place.
 
The result was that on Thursday last, March 17, a Cargolux chartered 747 freighter left Luxembourg carrying two huge replacement jet engines, trucked there from Hannover, Germany. The Charter stopped over at Stansted Airport, Essex, UK to collect two more consignments. Cowlings and thrust reversers were trucked there in huge boxes from Kemble, UK, along with tooling and consumables flown in specially from Jeddah to Heathrow and hauled to Stansted.

The chartered 747 then completed the 12,000km (7410 miles) flight to Santiago, arriving at 9am Friday morning. The technicians were flown there from Iceland and from Atlanta Air's base in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, six in total, to join with EF1's own two onboard techs, Bjorn Bjarnason and Sigurbjarni (Barney) Thormundsson, and Jeremy Smith of Rock-It Cargo Ltd, who is on tour with us supervising the freight and customs aspects.

The engines were cleared by Chilean Customs Friday lunchtime and they were transferred to the LAN Chile maintenance area of the airport arriving just before 2pm. Working in shifts 24 hours a day the techs were then able to start removing Engine number 1 and then on Saturday Engine number 2.  Using hoists and cranes the damaged engines had to be detached then lowered into a cradle in order to swap with the new replacement engines. The replacement engines were then lifted up and into a place.  Once the support pylons had been inspected and x-rayed and damage assessed, both of which passed with flying colours, then the new engines were attached with, as one of the techs said, a "million" wires. Both were finally in place and attached by Sunday lunchtime and then the thrust reversers fitted overnight, almost as complex an operation as fitting the actual engines due to being right under the wing. Final piece of the jigsaw was for the Eddie decals to be fitted and then both engines tested by running to full power.

Comments Bruce Dickinson, Maiden vocalist and pilot of Ed Force One: "The speed and thoroughness of this incredibly complex operation was stunning and we are so very pleased to get our plane back! We would like to thank Air Atlanta and their terrific rescue team for a fantastic effort in achieving this in the time they did, and to Boeing, LAN Chile. ACS and Rock-It Cargo for all their invaluable support.  We are sorry though for our fans in Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Rio and Belo Horizonte who missed out seeing the plane, but we hope they enjoyed the concerts as much as we did.
 
We should also thank our Killer Krew who found themselves at lunchtime on the Saturday of the accident with over 20 tons of equipment at the airport in Santiago and over 60 people all to get to Cordoba for early the next day to set up the huge show we are carrying. The distance is "only" 1000km, but with a small matter of the Andes in between! They did it , by the skin of the teeth, and all went very well for the show in Cordoba and the other cities EF1 just missed. It's quite a feat of logistics to  find and put into action at such short notice all the transport, replacement air-charters, schedule flights etcetera to enable us to play those next four shows on time without EF1, our transport for everything. Great effort, team, many thanks from all of us. And to our promoter MOVE and ACS for all their assistance and time with this too"

 Camden Rocks Add More Bands.

Camden Rocks.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Saturday June 4th will see the highly-anticipated return of the Camden Rocks Festival. Back for its fifth year and set to host over two-hundred high-energy bands performing in multiple venues on the hallowed rock n'roll streets of Camden Town.
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Announced today, Glasgow's YASHIN join the bill following the release of their long-awaited third album earlier this year, alongside punk-rock legends Penetration, Sonic Boom Six, and Alcopop! Records' indie rock-force, Johnny Foreigner.

Further bands confirmed today to join the line-up also include: The St Pierre Snake Invasion, Symmetry, Sky Valley Mistress, Grumble Bee, JOANovARC, Blurred Vision, Desperate Measures, The Fallen State, Duchess and Emily Lee.

Bands already confirmed to play include: Carl Barat & The Jackals, Glen Matlock, Young Guns, We Are The Ocean, InMe, Ginger Wildheart, Billy Bragg, Norma Jean, Evil Scarecrow, New Years Day, SikTh, Creeper, The Godfathers, The Virginmarys, The Qemists, Warrior Soul, Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind, Queen Kwong, Gun, Zoax, The Hell, Youth Club, VUKOVI, Goldray, Reigning Days, Wearing Scars, AvaGrace, Francobollo, The Hyena Kill, The Pearl Harts, Anita Chellamah Band (The Cherry Bombz ), JPNSGRLS, Faers, S.E.X, Staring Out The Sun, Shea, Alive With Eyes, Forever Never, As Lions, CC Smugglers, Tellison, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, The Dirty Youth, Shvpes, Black Foxxes, Freeze The Atlantic, Asylums, The Main Grains, Lounge Kittens, The Carnabys, Press To Meco, Continents, Shields, Fathoms, Blood Youth, Scholars, Ashestoangels, Dorje, Cold In Berlin, Samoans, Bare Knuckle Parade, Nibbinz, The Dirty Thrills, Create To Inspire, Witterquick, The Tuts, Lock, Moses, Counting Days, The Ghost Riders In The Sky, Roxanne De Bastion, The Derellas, Black Casino & The Ghost, The RPMs, Hands Off Gretel, Bad Sign, Thunder On The Left, Role Models, Mercutio, Critics, Chinese Missy, False-Heads, The King's Parade, Louise Distras, Leisure Tank, Suzie Stapleton, Hoodoo Daze, Falling Knives and Matty James.

Every year prior has sold-out and 2016 looks set to be no different!

£35 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees.

www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Over 200 bands for £35 playing in over twenty different venues.

 Moonsorrow Launch New Video.

Moon Sorrow.Tuesday 22nd March 2016
Finnish pagan metal act MOONSORROW have launched an epic video for their brand-new track 'Suden Tunti' (The Hour Of The Wolf), which is taken off their upcoming new album 'Jumalten Aika'. 
 
"This is the shortest song we've done in more than ten years!” comments Ville Sorvali. “It has all the elements that make it a Moonsorrow track but it's still something we hadn't done before. This is the dark side of folk metal - the epic battle of Fenris and Odin from a new perspective."
 
“This is the day we never thought would come. We never thought we would release an official Moonsorrow music video,” adds Mitja Harvilahti. “Writing music without compromises is hard enough. Making a video that catches the same spirit without compromises and awkward moments that takes away the credibility is even harder! We had a thought for some time that only an animated video with enough artistic flavour would work. Since Suden Tunti is somewhat based on actual myths it was possible to create the world where the script takes place!”
 
You can watch the video for 'Suden Tunti' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btI0AiJAC70&feature=youtu.be
 
MOONSORROW’s seventh studio album 'Jumalten Aika' - which means 'The Age Of Gods' in English – will be released on April 1st, 2016 via Century Media Records. The limited edition 2CD formats come with a strictly limited patch as well as a bonus disc including cover versions of GRAVE's 'Soulless' and ROTTING CHRIST's 'Non Serviam'.
 
'Jumalten Aika' is available for pre-order at CMDistro and EMP and will be available in the following physical formats:
 
-       Ltd. 2CD Mediabook & Patch - European edition
-       Ltd. 2CD Digipak & Patch - US edition
-       Gatefold black 2LP+CD
-       Gatefold white 2LP+CD - CMDistro.de (EU exclusive), limited to 100 copies, SOLD OUT
-       Gatefold transparent green 2LP+CD - Nuclearblast.de exclusive, limited to 200 copies
-       Gatefold clear 2LP+CD - distributed via RED in the US, limited to 400 copies
-       Gatefold silver 2LP+CD - CMDistro.com (US webshop exclusive), limited to 200 copies
-       Jewelcase CD
 
The digital version of “Jumalten Aika” can be pre-ordered at one of the following outlets:
iTunes
AmazonMP3
 
A video teaser for the album can be seen here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28AmFPVLhu4&feature=youtu.be
 
Or check out MOONSORROW’s cover of 'Non Serviam' (ROTTING CHRIST), which is one of the Mediabook bonus tracks: https://youtu.be/kdy3Mlljsy8
 
To present 'Jumalten Aika' live, MOONSORROW will embark on a co-headlining tour in April with fellow countrymen KORPIKLAANI. Both bands will perform extended long sets. Prior to that, there will also be an official MOONSORROW album release show at Virgin Oil in Helsinki on April 1st, 2016. See below for all tour dates and confirmed festivals!
 
 
MOONSORROW live:
 
MOONSORROW "Jumalten Aika" official album release show:
01.04.16 - Virgin Oil, Helsinki, FI
 
MOONSORROW & KORPIKLAANI
08.04.16 - Durbuy Rock Festival, Bomal-sur-Ourthe, BE
09.04.16 - Les Tanzmatten, Selestat, FR
10.04.16 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL*
11.04.16 - Le Trabendo, Paris, FR
12.04.16 - Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, FR
13.04.16 - Arena , Madrid, ES
14.04.16 - Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, ES
15.04.16 - CC John Lennon, Limoges, FR
16.04.16 - Carène, Brest, FR
17.04.16 - Antipode, Rennes, FR
18.04.16 - CCO Villeurbanne, Lyon, FR
19.04.16 - Les Trinitaires, Metz, FR
20.04.16 - O2 Islington Academy , London, UK
21.04.16 - Club Academy, Manchester, UK
22.04.16 - The Button Factory, Dublin, IRE
23.04.16 - The Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
24.04.16 - The Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK

25.04.16 - Leeds Uni Stylus, Leeds, UK
26.04.16 - Academy 2, Birmingham, UK
27.04.16 - The Fleece, Bristol, UK
28.04.16 - The 1865, Southampton, UK

29.04.16 - Matrix, Bochum, DE
*with Heidevolk
 
MOONSORROW @ festivals 2016:
26.03 Inferno Festival, NO
07.05 Dark Troll Fest, DE
17.06 Tampere Metal Meeting, FI
18.06 Hellfest, FR
19.06 Graspop, BE
09.07 Jalometalli Festival, FI
17.07 Ilosaarirock, FI
23.07 Ragnard Rock, FR
06.08 Porispere Festival, FI
12.08 Rockstadt Extreme, RO
19.08 Summer Breeze, DE

 Patent Pending To Embark On Spring Break UK Tour.

Patent Pending.Monday 21st March 2016
New York’s resident mad-men PATENT PENDING have just launched a video for new single 'Six Feet'.
The track is taken from their latest album 'Riot Hearts Rebellion' which is out now on Rude Records.

Check out the video for 'Six Feet' here - http://smarturl.it/SixFeetOfficialVideo

Singer Joe Ragosta comments on the video: “This video holds a lot of meaning for me. I’d been having a terrible year. I spent two full months just wasting away being miserable. I was depressed and just down on myself and I was letting the negative side of everything win. I found myself questioning why I even bother making music and for the first time in my entire life I was starting to peak over to the other side of the fence to see what “the real world” might have for me. Diving deeper into this song and making this music video reminded me why I love making music and why I started this band in the first place. It helped me realize that I was living my whole life on auto-pilot. I was playing everything safe because I was too scared to commit 100% to the music I want to make and to becoming the person that I want to be. The band has been so supportive through all of this personal struggle that I’ve been dealing with and I owe them big time for that. Sometimes you just need to be reminded that this music, these videos and these shows are what keeps us together, what keeps us moving forward, and what makes us who we are. This video is the story of the greatest battle that anyone chasing a dream has to fight. The battle against their own self-doubt."
 
 
Patent Pending are  touring the UK with in April with support from Boy Jumps Ship. 

See the full list of UK dates below!

Mon 4th April            Brighton                     The Haunt
Tues 5th April           Bristol                         Marble Factory
Wed 6th April            Norwich                      Waterfront Studio
Thurs 7th April         Sheffield                     Corporation
Fri 8th April               Liverpool                    O2 Academy 2
Sat 9th April              Newcastle                  O2 Academy 2
Sun 10th April           Glasgow                      Classic Grand
Tues 12th April         Nottingham                  Rescue Rooms
Wed 13th April         Leeds                           Key Club
Thurs 14th April       Birmingham                 O2 Academy 2
Friday 15th April       York                           The Duchess
Sat 16th April            Manchester                Club Academy
Sun 17th April           Milton Keynes             Craufurd Arms
Mon 18th April          London                       The Garage
Tues 19th April         Southampton              Joiners

 Tremonti To Release Third Studio album 'Dust' In April.

Tremonti.Monday 21st March 2016
After the recent announcement of Tremonti's third album Dust - scheduled for release on April 29th via Fret 12 Records - the band has released a lyric video for the title track and debut single. The lyric video contains imagery from both Cauterize and Dust albums as the backdrop behind the moving lyrics. The video is now live on YouTube and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/9HghPn3v4e4.

"Dust is about how it feels to watch a close friend lose confidence in you," explains Mark Tremonti.

Dust was recorded during same sessions as the band's last release, Cauterize and features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garrett Whitlock on drums. The album is now available for pre-order on iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/dustdigital. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive an instant download of the single "Dust." On March 25th, April 8th and April 22nd, another song will become available for fans that have pre-ordered the album. Several exclusive fan bundle pre-orders are now available at https://fret12.com/store/tremonti-dust. These bundles include autographed CD's, t-shirts, hoodies, and other exciting experiences for the Tremonti fan. Long-time friend and collaborator, Michael "Elvis" Baskette,produced Dust.

>From the first riffs of album opener "My Last Mistake" to the final notes of the closer "Unable To See," it is apparent that Dust is not a collection of B-sides or leftover material. These ten new tracks continue to showcase Mark's hard rock/heavy metal influences alongside the material from Cauterize. Songs like "Once Dead," "Betray Me" and "Rising Storm" are their own weapons in Tremonti's musical arsenal.

The track listing for Dust is:                                                                              

1)       My Last Mistake
2)       The Cage
3)       Once Dead
4)       Dust
5)       Betray Me
6)       Tore My Heart Out
7)       Catching Fire
8)       Never Wrong
9)       Rising Storm
10)   Unable To See

Tremonti will be heading to Europe later this Spring in support of Dust. The band will be making stops at some of the largest festivals in the world including Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, and Download Festival. Aside from festivals, the band has several headline dates confirmed - including stops in Glasgow and Belfast - as well as a few shows opening for metal legends, Iron Maiden.

Mark Tremonti is the Grammy Award-winning guitarist and songwriter known for his work in the critically acclaimed Alter Bridge and in the multi-platinum rock juggernaut Creed. Having sold over 40 million records worldwide, this is the man behind massive hits like "My Own Prison", "Higher", "Isolation" and "Addicted To Pain."  His sound is recognizable and has garnered him a loyal fan base worldwide. Guitar World dubbed him "Guitarist of the Year" three consecutive years in a row, and he ranked as the "fourth greatest heavy metal guitarist ever" in Total Guitar.

 Status Quo Announce Final Electric Tour.

Status Quo.Monday 21st March 2016
In February 2016, Status Quo announced that this year would see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; "The Last Night Of The Electrics" tour will begin in October with a high profile stint across Europe, visiting the UK for a spectacular send-off in December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off. 
 
Francis Rossi said,
"We've talked about it for some time and have decided that it's time for us to hang up the electrics. It's getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. It's 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision. It doesn't mean we won't do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we're agreed that the moment has come. There's more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won't tour the electric set ever again". 

Rick Parfitt added,
"We always thought we'd see a red light when it was time to stop. The show hurts now, physically. It's hard to maintain that level of energy and without that it's not really a Quo show. So we don't feel we should continue. This is definitely the end of our lives on the road with the electric set, life won't be the same for us – or many of the fans – but we can't go on at this pace any more".

DECEMBER 2016 
8th Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
9th Bournemouth International Centre *
11th London The O2 
13th Brighton Centre *
14th Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 
16th Birmingham Barclaycard Arena 
17th Leeds First Direct Arena 
19th Manchester Arena 
20th Glasgow The SSE Hydro 
22nd Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 
23rd Liverpool Echo Arena 
*All shows are fully seated except Bournemouth & Brighton

Tickets will be on sale from 9am Thursday, 24th March via aeglive.co.uk priced from £55/£46.

 Less Than Jake Release Live from London Astoria Album.

LEss Than Jake.Sunday 20th March 2016
Gainesville, Florida natives LESS THAN JAKE are announcing today the pre-orders for their new live album ‘Live From Astoria’, set for an April 29th release via Rude Records and Saint November Records (for the UK vinyl).

The announcement comes together with the first music being released out of the legendary Astoria set: "Look What Happened" and "Suburban Myth", available for streaming and both as instant-grat tracks for each album pre-order.

Rude Records is at the same time revealing the full tracklist, visible below!
‘Live From Astoria’ is available for pre-order in physical and digital stores, and also on vinyl!

TRACKLIST:
1. My Very Own Flag
2. Ask the Magic 8 Ball
3. Kehoe
4. Sugar in Your Gas Tank
5. Magnetic North
6. Just Like Frank
7. Help Save the Youth of America
8. Nervous in the Alley
9. Look What Happened [pre-order instant grat]
10. How's My Driving Doug Hastings
11. Happy Man
12. 9th at Pine
13. Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts
14. Never Going Back to New Jersey
15. Pete Jackson's Getting Married
16. All My Best Friends Are Metalheads
17. Anchor
18. Suburban Myth [pre-order instant grat]
19. Automatic
20. Gainesville Rock City (Encore)
21. Last One out of Liberty City (Encore)

The ‘Live From Astoria’ release date will coincide with LESS THAN JAKE’s GROEZROCK appearance, recently announced together with four shows in the UK and one in France.

Catch them at the following shows!

APRIL
29th   Groezrock, Meerhout, Belgium (http://www.groezrock.be/tickets)
30th   Le 106, Rouen, France (https://www.yuticket.com
MAY
02nd   Hippodrome, Kingston, UK (http://www.banquetrecords.com/)
03rd   O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK (http://listings.ticketweb.co.uk/lessthanjake)
04th   O2 Academy, Leicester, UK (http://listings.ticketweb.co.uk/lessthanjake)
05th   O2 Academy, Oxford

 Devildriver Unleash New Song.

Devildriver.Sunday 20th March 2016
California's groove metal juggernauts, DevilDriver, have premiered their savage new single, "Daybreak," today a Loudwire.com. The song is the first released track from the band's upcoming, 7th studio album, Trust No One, that's due out on May 13th from Napalm Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at http://www.devildriver.com/.  

Stream "Daybreak" now, exclusively at Loudwire.com

"This song is about not fearing the unknown, and never giving up in life no matter what life throws at you, learning to hold your head high through even the darkest of times." - Dez Fafara 

""Daybreak" is the first song that our new guitarist Neal (Tiemann) brought to the table early in the writing process. He had a great deal of tunes to show me when he first joined the band. After listening to all of them, "Daybreak" was the first one that I felt deserved a place on the record." - Mike Spreitzer 

DevilDriver will kick off their Trust No One world tour in April, which will include dates with Hatebreed, The Devil You Know and Act of Defiance and performances at Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest. General tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at http://www.devildriver.com/.

Trust No One Tracklist:

  1. Testimony of Truth
  2. Bad Deeds
  3. My Night Sky
  4. This Deception
  5. Above It All
  6. Daybreak
  7. Trust No One
  8. Feeling Ungodly
  9. Retribution
  10. For What It's Worth



DevilDriver Tour Dates:

DEVILDRIVER Headline Dates
4/27: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
4/29: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
4/30: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/1: Spokane, WA @ Kinitting Factory
5/3: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
5/5: Kansas City, KS @ Riot Room 
5/6: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
5/7: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
5/8: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
5/9: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
5/10: Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
5/11: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache

DEVILDRIVER w/ Hatebreed, The Devil You Know and Act of Defiance:
5/13: Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon
5/14: Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/15: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre 
5/16: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
5/17: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
5/19: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/20: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
5/21: Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
5/22: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee
5/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/26: New Orleans, LA @ Republic
5/27: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grille 
5/28: Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
5/29: San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest
5/31: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
6/1: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
6/2: Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
6/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
6/4: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom 
6/5: Montreal, QC @ Corona
6/6: Toronto, ON @ Opera House
6/7: Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls
6/8: Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
6/9: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/10: Providence, RI @ Lupos
6/11: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place

DEVILDRIVER Headline Dates
6/13: Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
6/14: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/16: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
6/17: Window Rock, AZ @ Window Tock Sports Center
6/18: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

DEVILDRIVER European Tour Dates:
29.07.16 DE - Saarbrücken / Saarmageddon
30.07.16 DE - Essen / Nord Open Air
02.08.16 DE - Jena / F-Haus
04.08.16 DE - München / Backstage
05.08.16 DE - Porta Westfalica / Festivalkult
06.08.16 DE - Wacken / Wacken Open Air
07.08.16 DE - Köln / RheinRiot
09.08.16 DE - Berlin / BiNuu
12.08.16 AT - Graz / Metal On The Hill Festival
13.08.16 DE - Frankfurt / Zoom
16.08.2016 UK – Cardiff / Tramshed
17.08.2016 UK – Glasgow / O2 ABC
18.08.2016 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute
19.08.2016 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
20.08.2016 UK – London / O2 Forum Kentish Town

 Pierce The Veil Announce New Studio Album.

Pierce The Veil.Sunday 20th March 2016
Pierce the Veil, one of the fastest-rising, most electrifying artists on the music scene today, will release its hotly-anticipated new album, Misadventures, on May 13 (Fearless Records).  Misadventures is the follow up to the band's 2012 breakthrough release, Collide with the Sky, that debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, held the #1 spot on the Rock, Hard Rock, and Modern Rock/Alternative Albums charts, has sold nearly 400,000 copies, and earned the band a Gold single for the track "King for a Day."
Check out the band's video announcement HERE  or by clicking below & pre-order information for Misadventures will be announced shortly.

The first single from Misadventures will be "Texas is Forever," a punk-flavoured song that goes back to the band's roots, and, according to the band, is a song that begs to be played live.  It also happens to be the fastest song they've ever written.  "Texas is Forever" will be released on March 25.
For Misadventures, the band - Vic Fuentes/vocals, guitar, Tony Perry/guitar, Jaime Preciado/bass, and Mike Fuentes/drums - worked again with Dan Korneff who co-produced Collide and recorded at his Long Island studio Sonic Debris on and off between Summer 2014 and Summer 2015.   "It was exciting to do another record with Dan," said Vic.  "We had gotten to know him really well on 'Colllide,' so there wasn't that initial period where you're trying to get to know each other.  We just dove in and started to make music right away." 

Initial plans were for Misadventures to be released earlier, but touring commitments and the band's conscious decision to take their time to make the album the very best it could be, both musically and lyrically, set a different course.  Explained Vic, "We went into this record wanting to top the last one, which we try to do with every record, and we kept setting the bar higher and higher.

Vic's search for inspiration took him to a number of places to write the lyrics - New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, the Southern California mountain resort of Big Bear, Santa Barbara and Seattle.  "I wanted every song to have real meaning, and thought that in spending time in different places, I'd find new inspirations - that's exactly what happened." 

The 11 songs on Misadventures find the band dealing with a variety of topics including self-worth and an individual's ability to shine, the dream of leaving everything behind while you run away with the one you truly love, the challenge of outrunning betrayal, an undefined relationship, and the horror of the 2015 Paris attacks told from a hypothesized point of view. 

The track listing & artwork for Misadventures is as follows:

Dive In
Texas is Forever
The Divine Zero
Floral & Fading
Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed
Circles
Today I Saw the Whole World
Gold Medal Ribbon
Bedless
Sambuka
Song For Isabelle

With Pierce the Veil's penchant for playing live, expect them to support Misadventures with extensive global touring.  The first round of dates will be announced shortly.

 Music For Boobies Out Now.

Music For Boobies.Sunday 20th March 2016
The day has come! ‘Music for Boobies’, a cumulative effort between Rude Records and some of the hottest names in the alternative music scene to support the Keep A Breast Foundation’s mission, to empower youth around the world with breast health education and support, is finally out today.

Everyone can contribute, and it’s simple: order it physically http://smarturl.it/MFBExclusiveCD or digitally http://smarturl.it/MFBDigital, or alternatively stream it at your workplace or at home and you’ll be giving to the cause.
You can ACT NOW. Spread the word, share the compilation on social media or on Spotify and Apple Music, send it to your friends, listen to it loud! Every little effort helps!
 
Remember: 50% of all proceeds (yes: this includes streams as well!) garnered through the sale of the compilation will go to support KAB’s ongoing efforts. Let’s make this massive! You’re just one click away (click below and pump up the volume!).

Playlist Link:
https://open.spotify.com/user/1166939811/playlist/3Zy7gDPeCSVu74eEn3whaz

If you aren’t familiar with what MUSIC FOR BOOBIES is, you can get full details on the release right below!

About MUSIC FOR BOOBIES: Some of the hottest names in the alternative scene have joined forces with KAB and Rude Records, creating the two volumes that make up Music For Boobies, donating a mix of new and unreleased songs: duets, previously-released tracks connected to the KAB cause, as well as new remixed versions of their songs.  
It’s been a long path till today’s release: the announcement came together over 6 months ago with the first 2 instant-grat tracks announced: a brand-new, unreleased cover of the New Radicals’ classic "You Get What You Give" from Arizona rockers THE MAINE (featuring Brennan Smiley) and ANGELS & AIRWAVES with a remix of their "Saturday Love". Then an exciting and previously unreleased collaboration came in the form of a duet between DANKO JONES and LACUNA COIL’s CRISTINA SCABBIA for a new version of “Wild Woman” released on January 15th. Last month it was time then for 2 new unreleased songs: Zebrahead’s “Blue Light Special” and a new acoustic version of the classic super hit “Another Perfect Day” from American Hi-Fi!
You can now see the tracklisting in full: we won’t share it, go check it yourself below and share it!

More about Music For Boobies http://musicforboobies.com

Music For Boobies   

Volume 1
1. Angels & Airwaves - Saturday Love Remix
2. Falling In Reverse - Chemical Prisoner
3. Parkway Drive - Vice Grip
4. Sleeping With Sirens - Save Me A Spark
5. American Hi-Fi feat. Kay Hanley - Another Perfect Day (Acoustic)
6. Emarosa - A Hundred Crowns
7. Too Close To Touch - Pretty Little Thing
8. Motion City Soundtrack - Lose Control
9. Allison Weiss - Who We Are
10. Alvarez Kings - Fear To Feel
11. Patent Pending - It’s All Good Today
12. The Raveonettes - Wake Me Up

Volume 2
1. The Maine feat. Brennan Smiley - You Get What You Give
2. Simple Plan - Astronaut
3. Anti-Flag feat. Tim Armstrong - Brandenburg Gate
4. Knuckle Puck - Swing
5. Such Gold - When It Gives
6. Danko Jones feat. Cristina Scabbia - Wild Woman
7. letlive. - Banshee (Ghost Fame)
8. Beautiful Bodies - War Inside Your Heart
9. Skinny Lister - Trouble On Oxford Street
10. Zebrahead - Blue Light Special
11. Enter Shikari - Dear Future Historians... (London Elektricity Remix)
12. This Wild Life - No More Bad Days
13. Simone Denny - Breathe Again

 Babymetal Release New Video For 'Karate'.

Babymetal.Sunday 20th March 2016
BABYMETAL’s latest single ‘KARATE’ -  which was last month premiered on Radio One’s Annie Mac show before being made available as an iTunes Instant Grat track – now has an accompanying video,  the first to be released from the band’s forthcoming ‘METAL RESISTANCE’ album, released via EarMUSIC on April 1st aka FOX DAY.

The video is available here: https://youtu.be/GvD3CHA48pA

Named after the ancient Japanese Martial Art, ‘KARATE’ is themed on fighting on in the face of adversity and difficult situations, pushing on through hard times and never giving up no matter how hard it might seem. The accompanying video encapsulates this perfectly, with Su-Metal, Yuimetal and Moametal facing off against some mysterious masked and robed foes, who show them that the only people who could ever stop them are the girls themselves.

BABYMETAL will kick off the “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016” with a headline show at the world-famous Wembley Arena, UK on Saturday, April 2nd, making history by becoming the first Japanese artist to headline the legendary venue. Their World Tour will come to an end back in Japan at the legendary TOKYO DOME.

METAL RESISTANCE’ will be released in three different formats, with a CD, 2LP and special limited edition box set with exclusive T-shirt available. The tracklisting for each format is as follows:

CD & Limited Boxset incl. CD + exclusive T-shirt:
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever
4. YAVA!
5. Amore
6. Meta Taro
7. From Dusk Till Dawn
8. GJ!
9. Sis. Anger
10. No Rain, No Rainbow
11. Tales Of The Destinies
12. THE ONE - English ver. -

2LP :
Side 1
1. Road Of Resistance
2. KARATE
3. Awadama Fever

Side 2
1. YAVA!
2. Amore
3. Meta Taro

Side 3
1. From Dusk Till Dawn
2. GJ!
3. Sis. Anger

Side 4
1. No Rain, No Rainbow
2. Tales Of The Destinies
3. THE ONE - English ver. –

Tickets for the Wembley show are available at www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com

Pre-order bundles of the new album, featuring special, exclusive merchandise, are available here: http://www.mflstores.com/mfl/babymetal.html

iTunes Preorder is here and features ‘KARATE’ as an instant grat track: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/metal-resistance/id1087055715

 Great Cynics Announce Tour Dates.

Great Cynics.Sunday 20th March 2016
As Great Cynics prepare to hit the road for a significant run of tour dates across the UK and Europe with Jeff Rosenstock, they've revealed a brand new nugget of music which features on a flexidisc release they'll be giving away for free with merch purchases at the shows. Their label Specialist Subject will also be distributing the disc with orders from their store. The track – 'Beach Access' – "was a harder song to write than anything on 'I Feel Weird'," vocalist / guitarist Giles Bidder explains, "it took a while before it sounded right. It's about feeling paralysed with anxiety, feeling disconnected with what's around you. When you use up all your energy on being scared, you're left with no energy to do what you know would make you feel fulfilled. The name is from a photo I took of Bob a few months ago, which is also the cover."

'I Feel Weird' is Great Cynics' latest album, which was released via Specialist Subject last year. Based in London, Great Cynics take the hazy punk rock sound of The Lemonheads and mix it with Billy Bragg's romance. They've shared stages with a multitude of like-minded groups including Against Me!, Deer Tick, Off With Their Heads, The Smith Street Band and Anti-Flag among others, with Jeff Rosenstock being the latest artist to take them out on the road. This is Great Cynics' first UK tour since July last year. Stay tuned for more new music from the band in 2016.

UK & European Tour Dates (w/ Jeff Rosenstock):
18.03.16 UK Norwich, Owl Sanctuary
Tickets - http://www.theowlsanctuary.net/ 
19.03.16 UK Newcastle, Head Of Steam
Tickets - on the door
20.03.16 UK Edinburgh, Banshee's Labyrinth
Tickets -  https://tickets-scotland.com/
21.03.16 UK Dundee, Conroy's Basement
Tickets - http://makethatatakerecords.bigcartel.com
22.03.16 UK Glasgow, Audio
Tickets - www.tickets-scotland.com
23.03.16 UK Manchester, Gulliver's
25.03.16 UK Leeds, Santiagos Club
Tickets - on the door 
26.03.16 UK Belfast, Empire Music Hall
Tickets - http://www.ticketmaster.ie/pocket-billiards-belfast-03-26-2016/event/3800503AC71C1207?artistid=1693438&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1
27.03.16 ROI Dublin, Whelan's
Tickets - on the door 
30.03.16 UK Exeter, Cavern
Tickets - http://exetercavern.com/
31.03.16 UK Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Tickets - http://m.seetickets.com/event/fueled-by-jealous-lovers-presents-jeff-rosenstock/clwb-ifor-bach/945682 
1.04.16 UK Southampton – SOLD OUT
Tickets - http://wwrpunk.bigcartel.com/
2.04.16 UK London, Victoria
Tickets - dice.fm/pink-mist
3.04.16 BE Belgium JH Joeniz
Tickets - https://shop.ticketscript.com/channel/web2/start-order/rid/KKSZUTRS/language/nl/cache/0
4.04.16 DE Darmstadt, Oetinger Villa 
Tickets - on the door
5.04.16 DE Munster, Cafe Lorenz
Tickets - on the door 
6.04.16 DE Berlin, Cassiopaeia 
Tickets - on the door 
7.04.16 NL Amsterdam, Winston Kingdom
Tickets - http://www.winston.nl/club/party-booking
8.04.16 DE Cologne, Privat
Tickets - on the door 
9.04.16 FR Paris
Tickets - on the door 
10.04.16 UK Brighton, Green Door Store
Tickets - http://wegottickets.com 
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 We Are Scientists Announce Fifth Album.

We Are Scientists.Sunday 20th March 2016
We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe are set to return this coming April 22nd with their fifth album. Titled 'Helter Seltzer' and released via 100% Records (on CD, digital and limited edition teal coloured vinyl), it is preceded by the single release of 'Buckle', the album's bombastic opening track. Available today for stream and download it comes with a video that sees carrot juice, egg yolks and glass splash and spin through the air with gorgeous languor!

"Most of our videos start with some kind of longstanding desire that we're aiming to fulfil," says We Are Scientists' singer Keith Murray. "And well, I'd always wanted to dump food all over Chris's face. Not in an angry way. I just thought it would be fun, and man I was right"

For 'Helter Seltzer' We Are Scientists asked their ex-keyboard player Max Hart to produce. Max had just finished a three-year stint as the keyboardist for international super-mega-person Katy Perry, choosing as his final gig Ms. Perry's performance at the 2015 Super Bowl. Max rented a studio space in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighbourhood, outfitting it with gear he had accumulated over a decade of obsessive internet shopping. In early March, the team got to work and a direction quickly emerged - they would use the tones and trickery of radio pop and Max's inside- out familiarity with hits like 'Teenage Dream' and 'Firework' and 'Dark Horse' to add a sweet sheen to the new crop of distinctively We Are Scientists songs. The recordings were shipped to mixer Chris Coady at Sunset Sound in L.A. who has quietly emerged in recent years as one of the finest mixers of glossy indie pop, with credits that include Future Islands, Beach House, and !!!. Finally, the music was passed through the deluxe mastering machine that are the ears of Greg Calbi (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Noel Gallagher, Perfume Genius) to add a coat of heft and sparkle, and in January of 2016, nearly a year after construction began, the album was pronounced complete.

"We've always made overtures toward being a pop band, but we've generally had the inclination to obscure those pop leanings in grit and chaos — to screw them up with fuzzed-out tones and raucous performances," says guitarist and vocalist Keith Murray. "It's made us really think about what our musical genre is. We're not punk — we're too interested in making our songs as pretty as possible. We're not straight-up rock — our tastes are too left-of-centre. We're not indie-rock — our heads aren't far enough up our own butts. So finally, after putting as much time into thinking about it as we're apt to — about ten minutes, over beers — we decided that our genre is 'Helter Seltzer.'"

>"Declaring a new genre is obviously douchey as hell, though, and impossible to deliver with a straight face," adds bassist Chris Cain, "so we did the noble thing and just made 'Helter Seltzer' the album title. It's especially apt for us these days, though. The songs here are more effervescent than we've ever managed to deliver, but they've still maintained a measure of that 'Helter Skelter' element — no matter how fizzy and refreshing the tunes are, they've always got a bit of that seamy, scuzzy, 'cult on Spahn Ranch' vibe. "We therefore consider this album, as a vessel of both sweet pop tunes and seltzer outreach," concludes Chris. "To be a work of undisguised philanthropy on our part."

'Helter Seltzer' track-list
1. Buckle

2. In My Head

3. Too Late

4. Hold On

5. We Need A Word
6. Want For Nothing
7. Classic Love

8. Waiting For You
9. Headlights

10. Forgiveness

Catch the band live at the following dates:
Friday 22nd April – London - Rough Trade East *Instore*
Sunday 24th April – Bristol - Rise *Instore*
Sunday 24th April - Bristol – Bierkeller

Monday 25th April – Nottingham – Rough Trade *Instore*
Monday 25th April - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 26th April - Newcastle - Riverside
Wednesday 27th April - Birmingham - Library (Institute)
Friday 29th April - Leicester - Handmade - Festival
Saturday 30th April - Leeds - Live At Leeds - Festival
Sunday 1st May - Glasgow - Live In Glasgow - Festival
Tuesday 3rd May - Manchester - Academy 2
Wednesday 4th May - London - KOKO

Thursday 5th May - Brighton - Concorde

 Opeth Announce Wembley Areana Show.

Opeth.Thursday 17th March 2016
OPETH are set to play a one-off UK show at London's Wembley Arena this winter.
The Swedish band are currently hard at work on their new album, the follow up to 2014's 'Pale Communion', which is pencilled for a release later this year.

Last year the band celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a string of special 'An Evening With...' shows, that saw the band grace the stage of historic and celebrated venues such as London's Theatre Royal, LA's Orpheum and New York's Beacon Theater. 

OPETH frontman, Mikael Akerfeldt informs us; "We have played Wembley Arena once before supporting Dream Theater but to be back on our own, so to speak, is a daunting yet exciting task.  London has always been kind to us ever since our very early overseas shows, and I have no doubt that this will be yet another overwhelming experience.  This will be the biggest show we have ever done on our own and we will approach it with our 25 years as a band in our luggage.  It will be memorable and fantastic I have no doubt.  I hope you'll be there to celebrate with us.  A bunch of bums from Stockholm.  Can't believe we're doing this.  I'm nervous. Excited.  Fucking hell!  Opeth at Wembley Arena.  Who would have thought?!"

The band will play;

Sat 19th Nov - LONDON - The SSE Wembley Arena

General admission tickets and limited VIP packages will go on general sale at 9am Friday 18th March from http://www.livenation.co.uk/show/817997/opeth/london/2016-11-19/en or http://bit.ly/1QYIgiO.

 Set It Off To Release New Single.

Set It Off.Thursday 17th March 2016
Set It Off is back and better than ever, with the release of 'Uncontainable' - a new song and music video about perseverance and overcoming adversity - that's premiering now at setitoffband.com!
"If there’s one thing Set It Off knows it's struggle. We know nothing worth having in this life comes easy and there have been many instances and many people in our lives lately that try their best to bring us down. This is our message to those people that force their way into our lives to try and break us - you won’t," declares vocalist Cody Carson. "Bring it on, we’re Set It Off and we never back down from a fight. This is only the beginning, so turn up our new song 'Uncontainable', feel the energy, and take over the world."

'Uncontainable' will be available as a single on digital accounts such as iTunes and Spotify on Friday, March 18.

The Tampa, FL-based pop outfit has just wrapped up the recording of their new full-length, which will be released this Summer and has already been noted as one of the "Most Anticipated Albums of 2016" by Alternative Press. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producers Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix), Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco) and Mike Green (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Cassadee Pope).

"'Uncontainable' is just the tip of the iceberg. We're very proud of this song and this video but as far as we're concerned it's just going to get better from here," shares Carson. "We can't wait to show you all of our new songs, we’ve never had a team so excited about anything in our lives. So be patient and prepare yourself for the best record Set It Off has put together to date!"

Set It Off is now half way through their incredible Fight For Something Tour - a full US co-headline tour with Australia's Tonight Alive that has seen massive, sold out shows in New York City, Boston, Buffalo and more. All upcoming tour dates can be found below and additional information can be found here: thefightforsomethingtour.com.

Prior to entering the studio, Set It Off wrapped up a massive run of tour dates all throughout the world including the entirety of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour in the US, a Canadian tour with All Time Low, and a European/UK run with Mallory Knox.

 Rival Sons Announce Fifth Studio Album.

Rival Sons.Thursday 17th March 2016
RIVAL SONS have unveiled the first track from their recently-announced fifth album, 'Hollow Bones' which is due for release on June 10th.

Listen to 'Hollow Bones Part 1' here:  https://youtu.be/93KFbeGzQAc - the track is included as an instant grat download on pre-orders for 'Hollow Bones' on iTunes: http://bit.ly/hollowbones-itunes

Once again recorded with two-times Grammy winner Dave Cobb, 'Hollow Bones' follows the release of RIVAL SONS' chart-hitting 2014 album, 'Great Western Valkyrie'.  Since then, the band have appeared on 'Later... with Jools Holland' in the UK and 'The Late Show with David Letterman' in the USA. In the words of frontman Jay Buchanan, "Each record we've made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band's essence.  This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed."

Since their first European show at Camden Barfly in February 2011, Rival Sons have played to packed sold out venues.  They've performed at the iconic Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals along with Download, Sonisphere and  the Ramblin' Man Fair and are now on the road as sole support to the legendary BLACK SABBATH on "The End" world tour. With the upcoming release of yet another jaw-dropping record, 2016 looks set to be RIVAL SONS' best year yet.

'Hollow Bones' comes in limited edition gold, silver and transparent vinyl, plus ultra-limited signed CD and vinyl editions, as well as the usual digital and cd formats.

Pre-order 'Hollow Bones' now on CD and vinyl at http://www.earache.com/hollowbones
View the 'Hollow Bones' album cover at http://bit.ly/1Sj2HsQ

Don't miss RIVAL SONS on "The End" world tour with BLACK SABBATH:

Apr. 15 - Perth, Australia - Perth Arena
Apr. 17 - Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 19 - Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena
Apr. 23 - Sydney, Australia - Allphones Arena
Apr. 25 - Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Apr. 28 - Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena
Apr. 30 - Dunedin, New Zealand - Forsyth Barr Stadium
Jun. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Groupama Arena
Jun. 03 – Nurnberg, Germany – Rock im Park*
Jun. 05 – Mendig, Germany – Rock Am Ring*
Jun. 08 - Berlin, Germany – Waldebuhne
June.11 – UK Download Festival*
Jun. 13 - Verona, Italy - Arena Di Verona
Jun. 15 - Zurich, Switzerland - Hallenstadion
Jun. 19 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
Jun. 23 - Halden, Norway - Tons of Rock *
Jun. 28 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
Jun. 30 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
Jul. 02 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
Jul. 05 - Riga, Latvia - Arena Latvia
Jul. 09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Monsters of Rock
Jul. 12 - Moscow, Russia - Olympisky Arena
Aug. 17 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 21 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 27 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 29 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep. 01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
Sep. 02 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 11 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheater
Sep. 13 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
Sep. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 19 - Hollywood, CA - Hollywood Bowl
Sep. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - AK-Chin Pavilion

* = RIVAL SONS only

 Groezrock Festval Add Loads More Bands.

Grozerock.Thursday 17th March 2016
First the bad news:
Due to logistic problems Success had to cancel their European tour, including GROEZROCK 2016. Hopefully, we will have the chance to see them soon.
Now the good news:

You wanted names? Here are some names: Darla, Billy-Bob, Shaneequa ... What's that now? Oh, you want names of bands that are playing GROEZROCK! Well why didn't you say so?
We really like the name Frank. And Carter is a pretty cool name, too. So guess what? Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are coming to play some tunes.
What else do we like? Ehm ... How about: Dave? We like Dave. There's a Dave on our bill almost every year. His last name is Hause. And this time, he's bringing people with cool names like Brendan and Neil and Dan. Wait? Really? Yep: The Falcon, featuring 2/3 of Lawrence Arms and 1/3 of Alkaline Trio, is flying to Europe for a very exclusive show at GROEZROCK.

Let's keep the namedropping going, kids. Because PUP is a pretty good name. Another pretty Canadian name is The Dirty Nil . We also like the name Moose Blood. Don't you?

You already heard that Rancid is coming over for a very, very, very "EXCLUSIVE" show you won't find anywhere else in Europe this year. Well, you will have to get your ass over to GROEZROCK for some more European EXCLUSIVES. Like Chicago's punk rockers Much The Same and pop-punks Knockout Kid, who like their songs with some delicious metallic crunch.

And – hold your breath kids! – Bury Your Dead will be playing in its original line up. Yes, those dudes may have moved on to bands with awesome names like BRING ME THE HORIZON, Emmure, All That Remains and DevilDriver. But here they are: back together for you at your favorite festival for what is yet another EXCLUSIVE performance at GROEZROCK 2016.

We hope some of you people like the name Benny. Because we have more than one this year. At least that's what we thought when we booked The Bennies as part of an Australian invasion. They're also bringing Hellions and Clowns to come and see if the water really spins the other way when you flush the toilet in Europe (spoiler alert: it doesn't).

More international friends that will be joining us are Israel's Not On Tour, Florida's TEEN AGERS and the UK's Muncie Girls. Those are names, aren't they?

But hey, let's not forget that we have some pretty good bands with names in our own country as well, little as it may be. Proudly representing Belgium are the garage-y rockers of Double Veterans, Coma Commander, Tangled Horns and Off The Cross, a new band featuring members of This Kid.
They will all be playing on the former Macbeth stage, which will now on be referred to as the WATCH OUT STAGE. As in, watch out for the bands playing there... they're going places!

Also, this means there'll be "no" contest this year. Hell, we just wanted to book an extra bunch of cool bands we like

That's it for now, but we'll be back soon with even more names... so stay tuned.

Oh, one more thing... we had a number of complaints last year that there were simply too many stages and too many bands. With a lot of bands playing at the same time, some of you were facing impossible choices. Quite the luxury problem indeed. Which is why this year we will have a couple less bands on the bill. And to keep things fair, we also lowered our ticket prices. You're welcome!

If you're seriously old school and prefer going to an actual store to buy your ticket, then you can find the full list of stores here:
http://www.groezrock.be/en/tickets

 Stevie Wonder Announces Hyde Park British Summer Time Show.

Stevie Wonder.Thursday 17th March 2016
In another exclusive, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park brings one of THE great albums live to London.

On July 10th, Stevie Wonder will perform his masterpiece Songs In The Key of Life in its entirety, for a truly epic, must-see show from one of the most prolific artists of all time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise for Songs in the Key Of Life US tour: 

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

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

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

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

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Live comments"I can't think of a better way for us to announce our final act for BST Hyde Park than with Stevie Wonder's masterpiece 'Songs In The Key of Life'. Arguably the greatest album ever performed, by one of the greatest recording artists and live performers of all time. It's a historic event that cannot be missed."

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential and Partnership Marketing for Barclaycard, said"The line-up for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park just gets better and better.  We're thrilled that music legend and multi Grammy award winner Stevie Wonder, who has been performing to worldwide audiences for more than 50 years, is joining the stellar list headlining on the 10 July. As we look to celebrate our own 50th anniversary this summer, Barclaycard customers can get ahead of the rush for tickets with exclusive pre-sale access from 9am on the 14 March." 

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

GENERAL ON-SALE: 9AM FRIDAY 18TH MARCH

Barclaycard exclusive presale tickets: 9am Monday 14th March

AEG/BST Hyde Park presale: 9am Thursday 17th March

Ticket prices:

£65.00                   General Admission     
£75.00                   Priority Entry                                                                      
£125.00                 Premium View                    
£149.00                 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden                                          
£249.00                 The Terrace
£249.00                 Diamond Circle
£60.00                   Guardian Ticket (1 adult 1 child The Ticket Factory and AXS only)

 Slayer Release New Video.

Slayer.Thursday 17th March 2016
SLAYER have returned with a violent and visceral new video that prequels their hugely popular, gore-filled 'Repentless' clip that has to date, racked up over 7.5 million views on YouTube.

In 'You Against You,' vocalist Tom Araya screams; "Your perfect world is ending this day,  So what?  I wouldn't have it any other way."   And so, from the very first frame of the band's 'You Against You' video, the gore, the violence, the projectile-blood-spewing and carnage begins...and just never ends.  Check out the video here - https://youtu.be/2zhi3FmTUFg

As with 'Repentless,' which was shot in an LA prison, 'You Against You' was directed by BJ McDonnell, stars Jason Trost (Hatchet III) as the eye-patched rebel inmate, Wyatt, and tells the story of the circumstances that led to Wyatt's erroneous arrest and imprisonment featured in 'Repentless'.  SLAYER frontman Tom Araya comments "After the 'Repentless' video, BJ delivers again with 'You Against You.'  Fucking awesome!!!!"

SLAYER's performance of 'You Against You' was shot in California's Mojave desert earlier this year in a graveyard of jets, airliners, and helicopters.

'Repentless', SLAYER's 12th studio album, was released on 9/11/2015 and made numerous career-high official album chart debuts, both in the UK (#11). USA (#4) and across the world, for new record label, Nuclear Blast.  In addition, 'Repentless' received spectacular press response - "Metal Album of the Year" (Guitar World), "...prime fucking Slayer..." (Metal Hammer), "...thrash redefined, upgraded and reborn, a return to the essence of who Slayer is." (Houston Press)  

SLAYER are currently in the final weeks of its winter 2016 North American tour and will make a return to Irish and UK shores this Summer.  The band will headline the Sunday night of Bloodstock Festival in the UK in August (www.bloodstock.uk.com).  US/Eire/UK dates run as follows.

17 March - Revolution Event Center, Boise, ID
19 March - The Paramount, Seattle, WA
20 March - Roseland Ballroom, Portland, OR
22 March - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
23 March - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
25 March - Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
26 March - The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
14 June - Olympia, Dublin, Eire
15 June - Marquee, Cork, Eire
14 Aug - Bloodstock Festival, Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

 Saosin Back With Anthony Green And New Album.

Saosin.Thursday 17th March 2016
Influential American post-hardcore band Saosin have announced they will release their first new material since 2009 and first ever full-length album with original singer Anthony Green. 'Along The Shadow' will be released on the 20th May via Epitaph. You can see the bands new video 'The Silver String' HERE.

After Anthony Green rejoined and performed with the band in 2014 Saosin headed into the studio with Green where they recorded 'Along The Shadow.' Along the Shadow is an adventurous rush of energy; equal parts confidence and vulnerability, it is the total musical experience of the classic Saosin line up. The album was produced by bassist Chris Sorenson and engineered by Beau Burchell and Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, mewithoutYou) handling vocal production.

Pre-orders for Along the Shadow are available now at [link here].

Saosin are currently on the road and will be playing the following two European shows next month:  
April 29 – Meerhout (BE) – Groezrock Festival
April 30 – London (UK) – O2 Academy Islington

ALONG THE SHADOW TRACK LIST

1. The Silver String
2. Ideology is Theft
3. Racing Toward a Red Light
4. Second Guesses
5. Count Back from TEN
6. The Stutter Says A lot
7. Sore Distress
8. The Secret Meaning of Freedom
9. Old Friends
10. Illusion & Control
11. Control and The Urge to Pray

 Slam Dunk Festival Adds Kerrang Fresh Blood Stage.

Slam Dunk Festival.TThursday 17th March 2016
Slam Dunk Festival are excited to announce the Kerrang! Fresh Blood stage. Nine of the most exciting new bands around will be gracing the stage on the May bank Holiday weekend.

Having kicked off the year with two tours of the UK (supporting Motionless In White then Escape The Fate), NEW YEARS DAY return to headline the Kerrang! stage at Slam Dunk for this exclusive festival appearance. Armed with gothic tinged, hard rocking anthems from 2015's 'Malevolence', Ash Costello and her band of not so merry men will remind the crowds at Slam Dunk why they are one of the hottest new bands in the US right now. Check out their latest video for 'I'm About To Break You' HERE.

CREEPER, one of the breakout British rock bands over the past year have been added to the lineup.  Will Gould, singer of the band says "We are extremely excited to be performing at this year's Slam Dunk Festival. It is a festival we've been attending for years and has become a staple of the summer for the UK scene. We're going to be pulling out all the stops to make sure our Slam Dunk debut is something to remember."

Pure Noise records & UK punk-rockers BOSTON MANOR are also announcedBuilding a name for themselves with their modern day emotive punk anthems, Boston Manor have toured with the likes of Moose Blood and As It Is. They are set to become one of the stand-out gems in the UK's burgeoning rock scene & no doubt at the festival itself.  "We're excited to be playing one of the fastest growing independent festivals in the UK along with so many of our friends. There's a host of some of the best up & coming bands in the country as well as bands we've looked up to since we were teenagers. It should be a really cool few days" says the band.

Epitaph Records' BEAUTIFUL BODIES will be taking to the Slam Dunk stage for the first time.  The female fronted alternative rock band from Kansas City have an unapologetically loud-and-hooky style while their fabulously chaotic live shows stem directly from an all-consuming desire to tap into the cosmic power grid, and channel it full-force to the world at large. Slam Dunk fans are in for a treat!

As far as young rock bands go, CANE HILL are certainly one of the most exiting.  The raging New Orleans rock outfit will be making their live UK debut at the festival. The highly anticipated full-length album, 'Smile' will be out via Rise Records this Summer.

 "We are all very excited to be playing Slam Dunk this year alongside so many amazing bands" says Kaya Tarsus of BLOOD YOUTH. "Playing this festival has been one of our main goals since we started, it's going to be a very good time!"

London punks DEAD! have been causing a stir of late, exciting media and fans alike.  Alex Mountford, lead singer of the band says "To all the people who have been hassling us to play Slam Dunk.....well, here you go! You ask, we listen!"

Next up, Texans WATERPARKS, who have just released their new EP, Cluster, via Equal Vision Records. Cluster was recorded with producers Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low).  Expect 'killer hooks and killer attitudes'.

Finally, WITH CONFIDENCE will be making the trip from Sydney, Australia to play the festival for the first time.  The band have toured with many SDF favourites and recently signed with Hopeless Records.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED- PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO HEADLINE, OF MICE & MEN, NEW FOUND GLORY, FOUR YEAR STRONG, EVERY TIME I DIE, ISSUES, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, REAL FRIENDS, MALLORY KNOW, THE STARTING LINE, SET YOUR GOALS, ZEBRAHEAD, CAPDOWN, WE CAME AS ROMANS, MISS MAY I, THE STORY SO FAR, YELLOWCARD, MAYDAY PARADE, HIT THE LIGHTS, ROAM, NORTHLANE, HACKTIVIST, CANCER BATS & NORMA JEAN, YOUNG GUNS, COLDRAIN, AS IT IS, TRASHBOAT, WSTR, KING PRAWN, SPUNGE, HEART OF A COWARD, ASTROID BOYS, THE ONE HUNDRED AND THE QEMISTS.
The dates and sites for next years' SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL are:
Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Tickets are on sale now and priced at £42 or £47 including afterparty. The festival is for Age 14 + (festival only) or 18+ for the afterparty tickets.

For the first time, due to popular demand, there is also a limited edition Mega Ticket on sale for £150. This ticket includes admittance to all 3 events and includes afterparties, wristband exchange queue jumps and a limited edition t-shirt.
Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for all ticketing links.

This year will see some huge upgrades to the event, continuing the huge year on year growth the festival has experienced. Following the success of last year the Leeds site will remain in the City Centre, with a new site being announced at the Birmingham NEC and the Southern date will remain in Hatfield, at the University of Hertfordshire campus for the fifth year. This will bring the capacity up to a huge 40,000 fans across the weekend.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL has won 'Best Festival' at the Kerrang! Awards in both 2014 and 2015. Widely regarded as the biggest awards in rock, the festival beat strong competition from major events such as Reading /Leeds and Download. Slam Dunk has also been in the final shortlists for 'Best Metropolitan Festival' at the UK Festival Awards, in 2013, 2014 & 2015, and 'Best Festival' (up to 15,000 daily capacity) at The Live UK Awards 2015.
 
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL HEADLINERS 2006-2016
2006: Fall Out Boy
2007: Reel Big Fish / Paramore
2008: Boys Like Girls. / Cute Is What We Aim For

2009: You Me At Six
2010: New Found Glory

2011: Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish
2012: Taking Back Sunday
2013: All Time Low

2014: The All-American Rejects
2015: You Me At Six
2016: Panic! At The Disco

 Amon Amarth To Release Tenth Studio Album.

Amon Amarth.Thursday 17th March 2016
On March 25th, Swedish metal kings AMON AMARTH unleash their 10th studio album, 'Jomsviking', via Sony Music (International) and Metal Blade Records (North America). 'Jomsviking' - the band's first concept record in their storied career - tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark anthemic metal. Produced and mixed by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept), the record features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory) & a guest vocal from Doro Pesch. Pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/AmonAmarthOS.

>Fans can now watch the brand new video for the album track, 'At Dawn's First Light', at: www.amonamarth.com.  Produced by Rafal Szermanowkicz/Grupa 13 (www.grupa13.com) and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), 'At Dawn's First Light' is set in an epic battle scene in a Slavic settlement from the 9th-10th Century - with the band caught in the middle of the bloody fight!  The video was shot on location in Germany at Ukranenland (www.ukranenland.de) and also features the modern Viking warriors, Triglav Jomsborg East Storm, led by ruthless fight director Igor Górewicz.

Earlier the band revealed a video for initial single 'First Kill' - also produced by Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz - with powerful live footage of AMON AMARTH performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set!This video can also be viewed at www.amonamarth.com.

Leading up to the record's release, fans can visit amonamarth.com for a more in-depth look into 'Jomsviking', where a special digital picture book has been launched. Each day (through March 24th), a new song page will be revealed, featuring lyrics, booklet images, and 30-second track  clips. Be sure to check out the first two pages - for 'First Kill' and'Wanderer' - online now! See below for the complete track-listing.

'Jomsviking' track-listing:
1. First Kill
2. Wanderer
3. On A Sea Of Blood
4. One Against All
5. Raise Your Horns
6. The Way Of Vikings
7. At Dawn's First Light
8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
9. Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track - for digibook, digital, LP, and Viking Ship editions)
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (featuring special guest Doro Pesch)
11. Back On Northern Shores

Just prior to album release, AMON AMARTH will embark on a special European mini tour of intimate venues where the band will debut some of the new material for the first time. Tickets for these very special album launch shows SOLD OUTin record time –

March 22 - London, England - Underworld
March 23 - Paris, France - Divan Du Monde
March 24 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Hall Of Fame
March 25 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof (small room)]

>From April 2016, AMON AMARTH will tour North America with fellow Swedes Entombed A.D. and US metal upstarts Exmortus. The tour kicks off April 7 in San Diego, California and circles back to California to wrap up May 21 in Los Angeles. Full dates and ticket links can be found on the band's official website.

 Every Time I Die Hit The Studio.

Every Time I Die.Thursday 17th March 2016
Hardcore heroes Every Time I Die have entered the studio in their hometown of Buffalo, NY to record a new album with Will Putney.

In the two years since the release of From Parts Unknown, the members of Every Time I Die have been touring relentlessly across the US and throughout Europe and the UK. As well as vocalist and lyricist Keith Buckley released his first novel, Scale in 2015. Guitarist Andy Williams made his pro wrestling debut and is a member of the tag-team Pythons. Meanwhile, guitarist Jordan Buckley was announced as the official designer for all Vans Warped Tour 2016 art. 

Keith Buckley says on heading back into the studio:
'You would think that by now the studio process is pretty familiar to us, but in just the first week Will has taught us things about ourselves that make it feel as if we've never even stepped foot in one. He has stripped our music down to the bolts and laid everything out on display and only now that we're able to see how each part functions can we fix it, shine it and put it back together into a machine that runs better than it ever has. This album will be our 1974 Ford Falcon XB Interceptor. Get the fuck out of the way.'

The band have been forging their own musical and ideological path via their distinctive brand of aggressive music and unstoppable live shows. Those who have caught a show understand the powers of Keith Buckley (lyrics, vocals), Andy Williams (guitar), Jordan Buckley (guitar), Daniel Davison (drums) and Steve Micciche (bass) onstage. While entering their 18th year as a band, Every Time I Die continues to push the hardcore paradigm. With 7 albums under their belt, including Last Night in Town (2009), Hot Damn! (2003), Gutter Phenomenon (2005), The Big Dirty (2007), New Junk Aesthetic (2009), Ex Lives (2012), and From Parts Unknown (2014), Every Time I Die continue to push themselves further into brighter territory as a legendary band.
Every Time I Die will be over in the UK this May, you can catch them at Slam Dunk festival:

Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

And rescheduled tour dates: 
31 MAY 2016 - LONDON Borderline
1 JUNE 2016 - LONDON Underworld
2 JUNE - LONDON The Dome
3 JUNE - LONDON Old Blue Last

 Asking Alexandria Announce Intimate Shows To Coincide With Reading And Leeds Festival.

Asking Alexandria.Thursday 17th March 2016
British Metalcore sensations ASKING ALEXANDRIA have announced two intimate shows ahead of their scheduled appearances at READING & LEEDS festivals this summer. The band will give die hard fans the chance to see them up close and personal at two shows in Southampton and London on 15th and 16th August. Guitarist BEN BRUCE states:

“ENGLAND! We are coming HOME! We cannot wait! We are playing two intimate shows for you guys as the first UK shows following the release of our new album The Black and we couldn't be more excited. These will be the only two shows we play in the UK this summer outside of Reading and Leeds which means a much longer set, more fun and more booze!!! See you guys soon.”

The band’s latest single, ‘The Black’, was last week added to the BBC Radio One INMWT playlist. Check out the video – which has racked up a staggering 7 MILLION views already – here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1RKaRgVFKk 

The band also released a video for a new song, ‘Let It Sleep’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7appuMrrn7U

ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s fourth studio album, ‘The Black’, is released March 25th via SUMERIAN records. Pre-orders are available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ART7UNI and
http://askingalexandria.tmstor.es/

ASKING ALEXANDRIA LIVE IN THE UK IN AUGUST

15th August         Southampton      Engine Rooms
16th August         London               Koko
26th August         Reading Festival Reading
27th August         Leeds Festival     Leeds

 Europe For 30th Anniversary Shows.

Europe.Thursday 17th March 2016
In 1986, Sweden's biggest Hard Rock act EUROPE released their milestone album The Final Countdown.  The album went on to worldwide success and continues to be a mainstay in playlists all over the world.  2016 sees this iconic album turn 30 years old. 

To celebrate that special anniversary, the band will be staging a series of very special concerts.  For the first time ever, these shows will feature The Final Countdown album played in it's entirety.   The band will also be performing hits spanning their musical career.  Joey Tempest explains, "With a catalog of songs as big as ours, it is hard to devote so much of the set list to one album.  But this anniversary is special and we want to give the fans what they have asked for. The whole band is proud and excited to play the whole album from start to finish, especially as this, our third album, made it possible for us to fulfil our dream to become an international touring band. To make it extra special we will try and play songs from War Of Kings and other albums we haven't played before and at the same time we want to design a show that will be majestic and memorable for all of us. Hope to see you all at these special dates!"

Whilst always venturing forward, Europe have had a great couple of years.  Last year they won a prestigious Classic Rock Award at London's Roundhouse and a people's choice award in Sweden called Rockbjornen and have been touring in support of their critically acclaimed 2015 release, War Of Kings produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons).

Just before these special Final Countdown shows, the band will head back into the studio to record a follow up to War of Kings with an eye to a release date in April 2017.  The album, as yet untitled, will have an extensive tour schedule to support the release, endeavoring to take in territories not visited in some time. Joey Tempest "We will release our 11th studio album in 2017 and are enjoying a successful second part of our career since we started up again in 2004. Five new albums, three live DVD's and countless shows and we're still feeling adventurous and creative. No doubt we have the best job in the world and our fans, old and new, are carrying us through it all".

Europe will be touring Europe through November 2016 for The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show. The London show is as follows

Saturday the 12th November 2016            UK – London, Roundhouse

Tickets are available from 9am GMT on Friday 18th March 2016 from www.livenation.co.uk  www.ticketmaster.co.uk or local box offices. Support TBC

In addition to the Final Countdown Anniversary tour dates, the UDR label are releasing a very special limited edition 12" 3 track 'sparkle blue' Colored Vinyl EP featuring a new 2016 recording of The Final Countdown.The record is exclusive to the stores that are participating in the annual Record Store Day (April 16th) and only in UK, Europe & Australia. For more details visit: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Home

For fans in the US and other territories, there will be a VERY LIMITED number available on a first come first served basis from the UDR webstore from early May. Details to follow soon.

A digital download version of The Final Countdown 2016 will be available via Itunes on April 29th.

 Matt Tuck Plays Cold Gig For Jagermeister.

Matt Tuck.Thursday 17th March 2016
This weekend Jägermeister accomplished a world first by producing a thrilling continuous gig on air, sea and land, featuring Matt Tuck – lead singer of multi-award winning British heavy metal band, Bullet for My Valentine. The adrenalin-filled gig, which marked the fifth and most extreme chapter in Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series, took place amidst (and above) the Lyngsfjord region, near Tromsø, in the stunning setting of North Norway, 192 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Watch some of the highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=149d6kNSRKA&feature=youtu.be
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Jägermeister, the iconic German herbal spirit renowned for pushing the limits in the music world, invited the Bullet for My Valentine frontman, who has been part of the JägerMusic programme for years, to perform in this exhilarating world first attempt. The epic event encompasses three elements – never before associated with one continuous gig.

Matt and his unsuspecting audience of three loyal friends - completely oblivious to the adventure ahead until arriving at the dropzone - ascended to 15,000 feet above the stunning Lyngsfjord in a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter, set to start the show of a lifetime and truly test the bonds of friendship. Each paired with a specially trained instructor, Jägermeister’s 2016 Ice Cold Gig started in freezing freefall with the band launched into the brutal -30 Norwegian air. After the icy and swift free-fall and with canopy opened at 7000 feet, Matt grabbed his guitar playing the first song of the gig, The Last Fight, recorded on Zaxcom receivers for his floating audience, listening in on Sennheiser G3 headphones; a unique moment in music history.

Stage two of the Ice Cold Gig saw Matt and his mates whisked across the tranquil Lyngsfjord they had plummeted towards moments before, in a Buster Magnum speed boat.  With wind chill factored in at -20 the challenge for Matt to sing and play the guitar was very real, yet spirits remained high with Matt wanting to put on a show deserving of his closest friends, who all sang along to Matt’s second song of the gig, Venom, the title track of Bullet for My Valentine’s phenomenally successful latest album which topped charts across the globe, and hit number 3 in the UK.

When the quartet arrived back on land they were led by Siberian huskies through the glistening Norwegian snow towards the Gukkesgaissa Mountains with Matt playing his 2010 classic Bittersweet Memories. Ushering his crew back to a traditional Norwegian Sami camp, the friends gathered alongside enthusiastic locals (including a couple of reindeer) – and, toasting to friendship and a world’s first in music; air, sea and land, celebrated with a well-deserved ice cold shot of Jägermeister.  

After the gig, frontman Matt Tuck said: “I’ve played some incredible gigs around the world, but that was right up there, literally. Jäger’s Ice Cold Gig was one of the very best and definitely the most extreme! It’s my first skydiving experience, so dealing with the excitement and nerves – even before you add in the ruthless cold – was intense, but totally worth it. It’s awesome to say you did a world’s first in music, but to do it with my best mates, the guys who were there with me from the beginning, made it unforgettable. Now for a drink!” 


In the Ice Cold Gig series, there’s no obstacle too big for Jägermeister to overcome. Jägermeister’s 2015 Ice Cold Gig saw UK progressive rock band TesseracT perform on top of an immense gigantic igloo, thought to be the world’s biggest, spanning the equivalent of 3.5 double decker buses in Ylläs Village in Lapland, Finland.

In 2014, Jägermeister hosted the world’s first gig on an iceberg with UK metal band The Defiled. The band performed a special set to a host of locals from the nearby town of Kulusuk Greenland, who ventured out to the ice field to watch this once-in-a-lifetime experience from an array of fishing boats and leisure craft.
                                                                                                                                           Tom Carson, Jägermeister UK music manager added: "We go bigger every year and because of the nature of this world first, spanning air, sea and land, in extreme conditions, this gig was not only a test of friendship but one of supporting each other too. I think they had a great laugh. The Ice Cold Gigs have become such a prominent feature for our JägerMusic programme and this year we really wanted to celebrate musicians giving back to the people who supported them from the very start; typically their best friends".

Like Jägermeister’s 85 year old secret recipe, plans like these do not come about overnight. The mammoth challenge of putting this incredible tribute to friendship together fell to Secret Compass, a professional expedition company whose Brand Projects team is adept at conceptualising and delivering multi-platform media projects of this nature in the world's wildest places. Faced with extreme modes of transport, freezing temperatures, high winds and rock stars, the team utilised strategic planning, the latest high tech equipment and sheer human endurance to capture the essence of the project.

Tom McShane, Operations Director, Secret Compass commented: “From having to film from helicopters, skydiving, speedboats to huskies, this project was mammoth in the extreme. From looking after all the filming and audio kit in freezing temperatures, to co-ordinating the permissions to run a really complex project, and getting the logistics in place has been challenging to say the least, but like Jägermeister, we revel in breaking boundaries."
 
Jägermeister UK, Secret Compass and Matt Tuck will be releasing a full length ‘making of’ Ice Cold Gig documentary in April 2016.

 Placebo Announce 2016/2017 World Tour.

Placebo.Wednesday 16th March 2016
Placebo will be heading out on a world tour in October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their platinum selling debut album ’Placebo’.

The first leg of the ’20 Years of Placebo’ tour kicks off in Denmark on October 13th 2016 and runs through to Wembley Arena in London on December 15th 2016.  Further dates for 2017 will be revealed later.

The band promise a set list spanning their whole back catalogue. Brian Molko teased:

“Let's just say there will be songs in the set that I've sworn never to play again. I think it's time that we purposefully acknowledged what a lot of Placebo fans really want to hear. They've been very patient with us since we rarely play our most commercially successful material.  A 20 year anniversary tour seems like the right time to do so. That's our intention. This tour is very much for the fans and a chance for us to revisit a lot of our early material. So, if you want to see us play songs like 'Pure Morning’ and 'Nancy Boy’ which we haven't played in almost ten years and may not play again, then you'd better come along to these shows! We'll have some surprises in there too."

Placebo have partnered with Ticketmaster to allow fans a special 48 Hour pre-sale to secure their tickets for the shows. The fan pre-sale will begin at 9am on Wednesday 16th March, with the general sale tickets going live at 9am on Friday 18th March.

TO GET YOUR TICKETS VISIT:  HTTP://WWW.APLACEFORUSTODREAM.COM/

The first phase of tour dates are as follows:
OCT 13 - DENMARK. AARHUS TRAIN
OCT 14 - DENMARK. COPENHAGEN VEGA MAIN HALL
OCT 16 - NORWAY. OSLO SENTRUM SCENE
OCT 18 - SWEDEN. STOCKHOLM CIRKUS
OCT 20 - FINLAND. HELSINKI HARTWALL ARENA
OCT 22 - LATVIA. RIGA ARENA
OCT 24 - RUSSIA. ST.PETERSBURG NEW ARENA
OCT 26 - RUSSIA. MOSCOW OLIMPIYSKIY
OCT 29 - POLAND. WARSAW TORWAR
OCT 31 - GERMANY. HAMBURG BARCLAYCARD ARENA
NOV 02 - GERMANY. COLOGNE LANXESS ARENA
NOV 04 - GERMANY. MUNICH OLYMPIAHALLE
NOV 05 - GERMANY. LEIPZIG ARENA
NOV 07 - GERMANY. BERLIN MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA
NOV 08 - CZECH REP. PRAGUE FORUM KARLIN
NOV 10 - CROATIA. ZAGREB CIBONA HALL
NOV 11 - HUNGARY. BUDAPEST SPORTARENA
NOV 13 - AUSTRIA. VIENNA STADTHALLE
NOV 15 - ITALY. MILAN MEDIOLANUM FORUM
NOV 16 - SWITZERLAND. ZURICH HALLENSTADION
NOV 18 - FRANCE. LILLE ZENITH
NOV 19 - BELGIUM. ANTWERP SPORTPALEIS
NOV 21 - HOLLAND. AMSTERDAM ZIGGO DOME
NOV 23 - GERMANY. FRANKFURT FESTHALLE
NOV 24 - GERMANY. STUTTGART SCHLEYERHALLE
NOV 26 - FRANCE. AMNEVILLE GALAXIE
NOV 28 - FRANCE. NANTES ZENITH METROPOLE
NOV 29 - FRANCE. PARIS ACCORHOTELS ARENA
DEC 02 - UK. GLASGOW SSE HYDRO
DEC 03 - UK. LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
DEC 05 - UK. MANCHESTER ARENA
DEC 06 - UK. NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
DEC 08 - UK. BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA
DEC 10 - IRELAND. DUBLIN 3ARENA
DEC 12 - UK. NEWPORT CENTRE
DEC 14 - UK. BRIGHTON CENTRE
DEC 15 - UK. LONDON SSE WEMBLEY ARENA

 Escape The Fate Unleash New Video.

Escape The Fate.Wednesday 16th March 2016
Hard-rock scene staple, ESCAPE THE FATE are thrilled to unveil their brand new video for 'REMEMBER EVERY SCAR'. The band have been relentlessly traversing the world with their headline tour, keeping busy since the hugely successful release of their fifth studio album, Hate Me, on October 30th, 2015 (via ElevenSeven Music). The band recently completed the UK / EU leg of their tour, which culminated in a sold out London show at The Electric Ballroom in Camden. 

Currently on the road with New Years Day, the band are proud to reveal the third music video from the current album for the melodically-charged track, 'Remember Every Scar'. Following the trend of their desolate, fighter mentality found in their videos for 'Just A Memory' and 'Alive', this new video does a great job at capturing ESCAPE THE FATE's seemingly endless, unyielding energy.

Always ones to keep their fans on the tips of their toes, ESCAPE THE FATE recently proved yet again that they are full of surprises. You do not want to miss the beautifully recorded and filmed acoustic cover of Justin Bieber's, 'Love Yourself'. Check it out here.
Following their tour with New Years Day, the two bands will find themselves together again, joining the 'We're All In This Together' Tour also featuring HELLYEAH and From Ashes To New. Beginning on May 2nd in Baltimore, MD, ESCAPE THE FATE will bring their heavy-hitting, dynamic live show to crowds across the US on the 18-date run.

The tour will offer fans free music and content (tailored to individual platforms) alongside traditional ticket sales. Each ticket purchased will come with a redeemable code for a FREE 'We're All In This Together' Tour 2016 Sampler on iTunes. Fans will find crowd-pleaser 'One For the Money' and new hit 'Remember Every Scar' to enjoy pre-tour. Tickets are available now. Find all ESCAPE THE FATE tour dates below.

ESCAPE THE FATE Tour Dates:

March 14th – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Green Room 
March 17th – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock 
March 18th – San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar & Grill
March 19th – Grand Prairie, TX @ SO WHAT Festival
March 21st – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
March 22nd – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
March 24th – Fresno, CA @ Strummer's
March 25th – Ventura, CA @ Rock City Studios 
We're All In This Together Tour 2016

HELLYEAH Solo/Festival DATES *
New Years Day will not appear **
New Years Day & From Ashes To New will not appear ***

April 30th – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville *
May 2nd - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
May 3rd – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
May 4th - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
May 6th - Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion * 
May 7th – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
May 9th – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
May 10th – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
May 11th – Traverse City, MI @ Ground Zero Nightclub
May 13th – Council Bluffs, IA @ KIWR Rock Fest *
May 14th – Kansas City, MO @ KQRC Rockfest *
May 15th – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion *
May 17th - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop 
May 20th - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
May 21st - Columbus, OH @ Rock on The Range *
May 22nd –Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse at the International
May 24th - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 25th – Arlington Heights, IL @ H.O.M.E.
May 27th - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
May 28th – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma *
May 29th -  San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest *
May 31st – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall **
June 1st – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex- Rockwell ***
June 3rd -  San Diego, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium ***
June 5th  Las Vegas, NV @ The Foundry at SLS ***

UK
June 11th - Donington Park - DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL

 Devildriver To Release e7th Studio Album.

Devildriver.Wednesday 16th March 2016
California groove metal band, DevilDriver, will unleash their 7th studio album, Trust No One, on May 13th via Napalm Records. Today, the band has revealed the tracklist and launched a pre-order for the new record.

Pre-order Trust No One now at http://www.devildriver.com/

Following their unprecedented success of 2013's Billboard Top 40 record Winter Kills, Devildriver spent the last 3 years writing and recording their most savage record to date. On their forthcoming record the band teamed up with producer and previous collaborator, Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Coal Chamber, Holy Grail) at Audio Hammer Studios. Trust No One features 10 ferocious tracks that snarl and snap their jaws on listeners with an infectious and unrelenting force. 

"Trust No One is a vicious record filled with huge grooves and big hooks, guitar bass assery and thundering drums!Lyrically it goes to a realistic space exploring a ton of different emotion and headspaces regarding being human and what it means to exist. The band worked long hours writing as well as in the studio along with our producer to forge Trust No One! I hope you turn it the Fuck up and enjoy this record from start to finish!" - Dez Fafara

"Trust No One is the record that I've been wanting to write for 12 years." – Mike Spreitzer

DevilDriver will kick-off a year long tour in support of Trust No Onein April, which will include headlining dates in April and a tour with Hatebreed, The Devil You Know and Act of Defiance that will kick off on the record's release day, May 13th. General tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at http://www.devildriver.com/.

Trust No One Tracklist:

    • Testimony of Truth
    • Bad Deeds
    • My Night Sky
    • This Deception
    • Above It All
    • Daybreak
    • Trust No One
    • Feeling Ungodly
    • Retribution
    • For What It's Worth

 Iron Maiden Announce Record Store Day Release.

Iron Maiden.Wednesday 16th March 2016
Acknowledging both their roots (their 1979 debut 'The Soundhouse Tapes' was Iron Maiden's first official release on vinyl) and reputation for bringing history to life, IRON MAIDEN will release their longest ever song, with a duration of over eighteen minutes: 'Empire Of The Clouds'  as a limited edition 12" picture disc single for Record Store Day on April 16th.

Taken from their latest studio album The Book Of Souls, the single is housed in a uniquely artworked sleeve, featuring a replica of the actual newspaper story reporting on the fate of the R101 airship, which is the focus of the song. Written by Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, it will be made available through Parlophone Records (BMG in the U.S.A)  with the B-side featuring an in depth audio interview with Dickinson about the inspiration for the track which has been a truly personal labour of love and is, he claims:  "A very poignant story, a very human story, a story of ambition and dreams".

Supporting RSD for the very first time with an Iron Maiden piece director of strategic marketing (Parlophone) Paul Fletcher explains how the band came to be involved. "After the success of The Book Of Souls last year and especially with the reaction to the double vinyl format I felt that a song like 'Empire Of The Clouds' needed to be immortalised in some way. It was never going to be a radio track/ single so after discussions with management we went down the let's educate & commemorate a real tragedy that Bruce had chosen to portray in this amazing song. As usual with Maiden they turned the package into something special with unique commissioned artwork and the idea to license historic material from the Daily Mirror archives from 1930. The result is an incredible package that both vinyl collectors & Maiden fans will be keen to own."

IRON MAIDEN are currently on The Book Of Souls World Tour, playing to over 1.5 million fans across 36 countries and 6 continents, traversing the planet in their brand new Boeing 747 jet Ed Force One, carrying band, crew, equipment and over 20 tons of stage production, on a 60 thousand mile journey.

 Orange Goblin Announce UK Tour.

Orange Goblin.Wednesday 16th March 2016
London's indestructible masters of metal, Orange Goblin, are proud to be a part of the Spinefarm Records family following Spinefarm’s recent acquisition of Candlelight Records.

Not just the UK's reigning champions of balls-out, party-starting, booze-fuelled metal, but one of the very best live rock bands of recent times, the mighty Goblin have been a permanent and universally admired fixture on the British metal circuit (and beyond) for the past 20 years.  

Moving forward, all new Orange Goblin recordings will be released via Spinefarm/Candlelight RecordsOG can now take their place amongst metal heavyweights such as VenomElectric WizardAirbourne,Ghost and Rammstein (to name but a few). 

And this new relationship kicks off in considerable style, with Orange Goblin appearing as Special Guests to Monster Magnet on the latter’s one-off headline London show at The o2 Forum, Kentish Town; this event takes place on SaturdayMarch 19th.

Following this, the band can now reveal that they will be touring the UK in late September / early October, playing select shows in towns and cities that they did not visit on the 20th Anniversary Tour last December.

Full dates as follows
Fri 30 Sep – Reading, Sub 89
Sat 01 Oct – Sheffield, HRH Doom Vs Stoner Festival
Sun 02 Oct – Cardiff, The Globe
Mon 03 Oct – Southampton, Engine Rooms
Tue 04 Oct – Brighton, Concorde 2

Support on all headline dates comes from US psych rockers Electric Citizen and UK doom metal merchants Poseidon.

Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Monday 14th March 2016.

Orange Goblin are working on a new record to be released in 2017, their first for Spinefarm Records.

 LAcuna Coil Announce New Studio Album.

Lacuna Coil.Wednesday 16th March 2016
There is an old sanatorium up in the hills of Northern Italy. An old, abandoned, and decayed fortress whose corridors are filled with the ghosts of a thousand tortured minds and souls. A place where every wall still bares the scars of countless damaged lives - welcome to the LACUNA COIL Sanatorium!

With their 8th studio album the Italian Gothfathers decided it was time to up the ante, switch into a heavy mode and finally take full creative control over every aspect of 'Delirium' which is set for a worldwide release on May 27th, 2016 via Century Media Records.

'Delirium' tracklisting:
1. The House Of Shame
2. Broken Things
3. Delirium
4. Blood, Tears, Dust
5. Downfall
6. Take Me Home
7. You Love Me 'Cause I Hate You
8. Ghost In The Mist
9. My Demons
10. Claustrophobia
11. Ultima Ratio

After being heavily involved with previous productions Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati took over the leading role as producer together with his fellow bandmates. 2016 shows LACUNA COIL including US drummer Ryan Blake Folden as a tight unit that realized their collective vision for “Delirium” at BRX Studio in their native Milan between December 2015 and February 2016. Yet again they were working with Marco Barusso (engineer, mix) who had not only worked with LACUNA COIL in the past on several albums such as 'Dark Adrenaline' and 'Karmacode', but also on Italian high profile artists like Eros Ramazzotti or Laura Pausini. Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati also created the artwork for 'Delirium' which is based on an atmospheric session captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.

>LACUNA COIL live:
20.04.16 (PHL) Quezon City - Amaranth Stadium (Pulp Summer Slam Festival)
14.05.16 (USA) Cherokee NC – Cherokee Event Center (w/ Halestorm, Cilver) 
15.05.16 (USA) Richmond VA – The National (w/ Halestorm, Cilver)
17.05.16 (USA) Davenport IA – Adler Theater (w/ Halestorm, Cilver)

More dates will be announced shortly! <

 Trivium To Embark On UK Tour.

Trivium.Wednesday 16th March 2016
US heavy metal goliaths TRIVIUM have unveiled a brand new video today for their song 'Dead And Gone', from their latest album 'Silence In The Snow'.

Watch the video on YouTube at this link: https://youtu.be/00I-SYJaPjA

TRIVIUM kick off their UK headline tour in Norwich on March 20. The band are playing 11 shows across England and Scotland, deliberately going out to locations less-often visited by touring bands, in response to numerous requests via social media.  Two of the most common questions the band sees from fans are "but when are you playing my [smaller] town?" and "why do most bands only play the big cities?" The dates will also mark the first UK shows for the group with their new drummer, Paul Wandtke. 

Support comes from As Lions and Heart Of A Coward. The shows stack up as follows:

Sun 20th Mar - NORWICH UEA
Mon 21st Mar - IPSWICH Corn Exchange
Tue 22nd Mar - PORTSMOUTH Pyramids
Wed 23rd Mar - BRISTOL O2 Academy
Fri 25th Mar - OXFORD O2 Academy
Sat 26th Mar - LINCOLN Engine Shed
Sun 27th Mar - LEICESTER O2 Academy
Tue 29th Mar - YORK Barbican
Wed 30th Mar - MIDDLESBROUGH Empire
Thu 31st Mar - ABERDEEN Beach Ballroom
Fri 1st Apr - KILMARNOCK Grand Hall

Snap up the last remaining tickets from http://trivium.lnk.to/tour.

Following the UK run, the band will hit the road in Japan and Australia.

 KZoax announce debut Album.

Zoax.Wednesday 16th March 2016
Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak have announced details of their new LP NATTESFERD. The follow up album to 2013's widely acclaimed MEIR, NATTESFERD is heralded by the new single "1985" which is streaming now via NPR .   Pre-orders will be available April 8th with the album arriving everywhere May 13TH (album art below).

Frontman Erlend Hjelvik commented, "We are finally getting ready to release our third album NATTESFERD on the world and however cliché it may sound, I'm not afraid to say that this is our best one yet! An exquisite smorgasbord of riffs infused with everything between the best of classic rock and heavy metal. I'm certain it will blow the minds of both old and new fans. Enjoy!" 

Recorded live in Oslo, Norway's Amper Tone Studio, NATTESFERD is produced by Kvelertak and mixed / engineered by Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines). It is the first of Kvelertak's albums to be recorded in their home country of Norway.  NATTESFERD is already garnering "Most Anticipated" accolades from the press with Rolling Stone featuring it in their '25 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016' round-up.  Additionally, Stereogum placed the new LP at #36 on their '101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2016' while Consequence of Sound included it in their '20 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2016' preview.
Track-listing
1               Dendrofil for Yggdrasil
2               1985
3               Nattesferd
4               Svartmesse
5               Bronsegud (SSQ)
6               Ondskapens Galakse
7               Berserkr
8               Heksebrann
9               Nekrodamus

 Camden Rocks Announces 2016 Festival.

Camden Rocks.Wednesday 17th February 2016
Returning for its fifth year, this coming Saturday June 4th sees the welcome return of the Camden Rocks Festival; over two-hundred high-energy bands performing in multiple venues across Camden Town. It's a one-mile strut of thrilling music that takes place in over twenty different venues and runs the full gauntlet of rock n'roll, from punk to indie to metal to classic rock, the future of rock rubbing shoulders with the past and the present, all exploding together in one glorious cacophony of chaos and noise.

Organizer Chris McCormack says: "It's great to see punters and bands from all genres come together to celebrate the best of live music. The energy across the day is electric and does Camden's rock n'roll heritage proud!"

Bands already confirmed to play include Young Guns, We Are The Ocean, InMe, Ginger Wildheart, Norma Jean, Evil Scarecrow, New Years Day and fresh from supporting Slipknot on their UK tour, Watford based progressive metal legends SikTh.

"Camden Rocks is an awesome festival to be a part of," says frontman Mikee Goodman. "I played it in another band last year and thought the day had a great buzz. Really looking forward to playing to SikTh fans in an intimate London venue!"

On top of that, Wildhearts frontman Ginger reveals that he will be playing three completely different sets in three different venues. "Should be a hoot," he laughs.

The following acts are also confirmed to perform, with many more to be announced including headliners and smaller bands:

The Godfathers, The Virginmarys, The Qemists, Warrior Soul, Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind, Queen Kwong, Forever Never, As Lions, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, The Dirty Youth, Shvpes, Black Foxxes, Freeze The Atlantic, Asylums, The Main Grains, Lounge Kittens, The Carnabys, Press To Meco, Continents, Shields, Fathoms, Blood Youth, Scholars, Ashestoangels, Dorje, Cold In Berlin, Samoans, Bare Knuckle Parade, Nibbinz, The Dirty Thrills, Create To Inspire, Witterquick, The Tuts, Lock, Moses, Counting Days, The Ghost Riders In The Sky, Roxanne De Bastion, The Derellas, Black Casino & The Ghost, The RPMs, Hands Off Gretel, Bad Sign, Thunder On The Left, Role Models, Mercutio, Critics, Chinese Missy, False-Heads, The King's Parade, Louise Distras, Leisure Tank, Suzie Stapleton, Hoodoo Daze, Falling Knives and Matty James.

Every year prior has sold-out and 2016 looks set to be no different!

£35 tickets are now available from the link below subject to booking / transaction fees
www.camdenrocksfestival.com

Over 200 bands for £35 playing in over twenty different venues.

Venues include:

ELECTRIC BALLROOM *UNDERWORLD * PROUD * BARFLY * BARFLY DOWNSTAIRS * DINGWALLS * BLACK HEART * HAWLEY ARMS * MONARCH * THE GOOD MIXER * THE CUBAN * BREW-DOG * DINGWALLS CANALSIDE  * THE FORGE * THE CROWNDALE * DUBLIN CASTLE *BLOC BAR * CAMDEN CAVERN @ BELUSHIS  * FIFTY FIVE

 Thundermother Announce Tour Dates.

Thundermother.Wednesday 17th February 2016
These five ladies hailing from Sweden conquer the rock world with their twin attack sound. Pure driven classic hard rock - pure enjoyment and rock'n'roll deep from their bones. "Combining the high voltage of AC/DC and Motörhead with charismatic performances and looks that kill, Thundermother are one of Stockholm's greatest export[s] since Melodic Death Metal" says REVOLVER Magazine and picks THUNDERMOTHER as a „BAND TO WATCH" in their December issue.

In April/May 2016 THUNDERMOTHER will hit the road supporting Danish firecrackers D-A-D who will perform their most classic albums every night („Riskin' It All" and „No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims") in the the UK, France, Switzerland, and Germany! Furthermore THUNDERMOTHER will play a headlining show in Düsseldorf on May 2nd.

THUNDERMOTHER supporting D-A-D

April 27th UK London @ Islington Academy April 28th FR Paris @ L'Empreinte
April 29th CH Pratteln @ Z7
April 30th DE Munich @ Backstage
May 1st DE Nuremberg @ Hirsch
May 2nd DE Düsseldorf @ Pitcher (THUNDERMOTHER only!) May 3rd DE Bochum @ Zeche
May 4th DE Berlin @ Huxleys Neue Welt
May 5th DE Leipzig @ Hellraiser
May 6th DE Hannover @ Musikzentrum
May 7th DE Kiel @ Halle

 New Years Day Unleash New Video.

New Years Day.Tuesday 16th February 2016
New Years Day have launched an new video for the track ‘I’m About To Break You’. 

The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/rV410SMxhTw 
Vocalist Ash Costello states, "This video was so much fun to make! We are big fans of Mad-Max and have always wanted to make a post-apocolyptic style video so i’m glad we pulled it out for 'I’m About to Break You’. The location we filmed at was a few hours away from Los Angeles and they put on a festival every year called 'Wasteland Weekend' that is dedicated to the post-apocolyptic lifestyle. We had a blast making props and riding around in those amazing cars. Having fans and friends join us as extras made it icing on the cake.”

NEW YEARS DAY who are currently on the 'Hate Me' tour with Escape The Fate & label mates Like A Storm, have released their third full length studio album 'Malevolence' in October 2015, which scored them their highest first week sales and Billboard Top 200 at #45. ‘Malevolence’ was produced by Erik Ron (Motionless In White, Issues) and is the band's first release on Another Century Records.

New Years Day live
16 Feb    London - Electric Ballroom

 Carnifex To Enter The Studio.

Carnifex.Tuesday 16th February 2016
CA based metal outfit CARNIFEX, are set to enter the studio to begin recording their new album at Audio Hammer Studios in FL. The as-of-yet-untitled record will be produced by CARNIFEX and Mick Kenney, co-produced by Jason Sucof and mixed by Mark Lewis. A tentative Summer release is expected.

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

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

Die Without Hope was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and produced by the esteemed Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). Cover art for the album was created by renowned artist and longtime collaborator, Godmachine. The recording also marks the introduction of new lead guitarist and longtime friend of the band, Jordan Lockrey.

 Killet Unveil New Single.

Killit.Tuesday 16th February 2016
London based metal band Killit have unveiled the brand new single ‘Take The Power’. 
Check it out here: https://youtu.be/4-D4exKappg

‘Take The Power’ is taken from the forthcoming album ‘Shut It Down’ which is set for a self-release on May 6th.  The album was produced by Killit & Phil Kinman/MTR Studios, recorded at Resident Studios and mastered by Ade Emsley of Table Of Tone Mastering.

The band comments: “This album is the best thing each one of us has ever been a part of, we are incredibly proud of it and have all the confidence that it can go far and beyond and pave the for KilliT to get to the ears of each and everyone of the people out there that are looking for an authentic rock band.”

Killit have also announced they will be supporting Black Orchid Empire at London’s Borderline on March 2nd. The show is free entry so please feel free to come down if you can make it and also spread the word about the show.

Killit’s members have extensive experience of touring the live circuit and rocking hard, born from bands which featured current members of Judas Priest and We Are Harlot, the band have begun to prove their worth in the capital playing sold out shows at The Monarch, 12 Bar and Cargo.

Originally hailing from Hungary, Israel, Argentina and Britain, Killit was founded at the beginning of this year and they quickly released their first video for single and album title track ‘Shut It Down’ which has to date racked up close to 100K views.

Check out previous singles:
‘See The End’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8uaU5O-kpQ and
‘Shut It Down’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9DR1tDcpxU

Killit live
March 2nd – London Borderline (with Black Orchid Empire)

 Bloodstock Open Air Add More Bands.

Bloodstock Festival.Tuesday 16th February 2016
BLOODSTOCK is breezing through February with another clutch of confirmations for 2016's best heavy metal weekender.

Headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on Thursday night, our welcome party night, will be PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND.  The Motorhead axeman will also officially open the newly christened 'Lemmy's Bar' with the first drink at 5pm!!  Were you there in 2013 when Phil and his band played 'Killed By Death' on the Jagermeister Stage?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGe85gq2ZU4.  Come along to Catton Park early, pitch your tent and kick off the weekend's festivities with Phil at Lemmy's Bar!!  You know Lem would approve!!   If you're on Instagram, go follow Phil's brand new page (@phil_campbells_all_starr_band).

In addition to Phil and friends, two more bands get added to the Sophie Lancaster Stage.  Brit extreme metallers THE KING IS BLIND are delighted to return to Catton Park, following their crushing BLOODSTOCK debut in 2014 and release of their debut album, 'Our Father' (Cacophonous Records) last month.  Frontman Stephen Tovey tells us "The BLOODSTOCK crowd welcomed us with open arms and raised fists on our last visit, so on the back of 'Our Father', we're primed and chomping at the bit to bring a savage and energetic set of the heaviest metal to Catton Hall this August.  You bring the beers, the horns and the headbanging, we'll bring the riffs and the truly crushing metal."  Watch the first video from their 'Our Father' album at https://youtu.be/Ua-4Q5-R7Ks then pay homage via http://www.facebook.com/TheKingIsBlind.  We're sure the Lannisters send their regards.

Homegrown doomsters, WITCHSORROW also join the bill.  Says frontman Necroskull;  "It gives us no small amount of pleasure to once again rain doom down upon BLOODSTOCK.  It is an incredibly special place for us, and we are incredibly proud to stand alongside Twisted Sister, Venom, Slayer, and Paradise Lost in bringing heavy metal madness to Catton Park.  Doom forever. Forever doomed."   Check out their track 'Made Of The Void' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwmrlMcqF08, taken from their 'No Light, Only Fire' album. Grab it for just £7 over at their Bandcamp page - https://candlelightrecordsuk.bandcamp.com/album/no-light-only-fire.

LAST CALL for the Deposit Scheme!!!  There's also just a couple of weeks left to sign up for BLOODSTOCK's very popular payment plan.  This year it's even more manageable to pay for your ticket in stages, with the scheme expanding the number of payments from 3 months to 5 months.  To pay this way, just sign-up before 29th February.  The 1st payment of £34.80 is payable immediately, then 4 additional payments of around £30 will debit your account on 28th of March, April, May and June.  (Exact amounts; £27.80 for Mar/Apr/May, £31.30 in June to include postage).  Sign up over at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.  We regret that VIP tickets are NOT available via the payment plan, although pending VIP availability, you could purchase a VIP upgrade in July or August and still be in time for the festival!

Already announced for 2016 are our three headliners, TWISTED SISTER (in their last ever UK show), MASTODON and SLAYER, plus special guests BEHEMOTH, GOJIRA and ANTHRAX.  Also on the bill are FEAR FACTORY, SYMPHONY X, SATYRICON, PARADISE LOST, DRAGONFORCE, METAL ALLEGIANCE, STUCK MOJO, ROTTING CHRIST, VENOM, GOATWHORE and ACID REIGN.  Many more are still to be announced.

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

 Rob Zombie To Release New Album In April.

Rob Zombie.Tuesday 16th February 2016
Rob Zombie is set to release 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser' via ON ZODIAC SWAN/T-BOY/UNIVERSAL MUSIC on 29th April 2016.
 
The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser is Rob Zombie's sixth solo studio album. Produced by Zeuss, it was recorded and mixed at Goathouse Studios. A full return to form by the rock icon, The Electric Warlock... features John 5 (Guitar), Piggy D (Bass) and Ginger Fish (Drums). This album will mark Rob Zombie's first solo studio album since 2013's Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200.
 
In true Zombie fashion, the design of the record is just as provocative as the music it holds. Featuring art by Alex Horley, the album's centerfold needs to be seen to be believed. Rob said of the new release, "I can easily say this is my favorite album yet... no joke. Yeah I know every fucking asshole says that. But it is seriously our heaviest most fucked up musical monster to date. One song entitled 'Well, Everybody's Fucking In a U.F.O.' is sure to be an instant Zombie classic! Not since Hellbilly Deluxe have I spent this long putting an album together. It was worth it."
 
To celebrate the release of the new album, Zombie has made a direct presale available via www.fuckinginaUFO.com where fans can pre-order the new record, as well as purchase exclusive merchandise. In a message to his fans, Zombie reveals: "This time I'm not just putting out a new record like everyone else- I'm offering it directly from me to YOU along with a ton of other limited edition, exclusive badass shit like new album merch, posters and the chance for you to be in THE ELECTRIC WARLOCK ACID WITCH SATANIC ORGY CELEBRATION DISPENSER MOVIE!"
 
As a rock legend and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He 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.
 
Rob Zombie's seventh feature film, the highly anticipated 31, will be making its world premiere this month at Sundance Film Festival. Last year he also released his first live album in over eight years, SPOOKSHOW INTERNATIONAL LIVE, which is filled with nineteen tracks from the highlights of Rob's critically acclaimed US tour of 2014.
 
Get a glimpse of what The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser has in store with the official track list below.
 
1. The Last Of The Demons Defeated
2. Satanic Cyanide! The Killer Rocks On!
3. The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God
4. Well, Everybody's Fucking In A U.F.O.
5. A Hearse Overturns With The Coffin Bursting Open
6. The Hideous Exhibitions Of A Dedicated Gore Whore
7. Medication For The Melancholy
8. In The Age Of The Consecrated Vampire We All Get High
9. Super-Doom-Hex-Gloom Part One
10. In The Bone Pile
11. Get Your Boots On! That's The End Of Rock And Roll
12. Wurdalak
 
'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser' is released via Universal on 29th April

 Crossfaith Unleash New Videos.

crossfaith.Tuesday 16th February 2016
Japanese electro-metal heroes CROSSFAITH will hit the road next month for their most extensive UK headline tour yet, with special guests THE QEMISTS in tow. With just over a month to go until the XENO WORLD TOUR hits the UK, both bands have offered up exciting collaborations to whet fans’ appetites.

Headliners CROSSFAITH unveil their new video for the track ‘Wildfire’, from last year’s ‘XENO’ album. Featuring SKINDRED’s BENJI WEBBE, the epic new video captures CROSSFAITH’s irresistible energy and insanity of the live performances from last year’s SKINDRED/CROSSFAITH tour.

“Wildfire is the sound of Crossfaith live shows” explains frontman KENTA KOIE. “It’s crazy, heavy and a real party! And this collaboration with the legend Benji from our boys Skindred is a proper banger that we just love to play. So if you want the best night of your life, come see us on the #XENOWORLDTOUR soon in the UK & Europe!”

CROSSFAITH – WILDFIRE https://youtu.be/bswkClwZxeA

Keeping with the collaborative theme, Brighton drum & bass/rock fusion act THE QEMISTS announce new single ‘Anger’, featuring CROSSFAITH’s KENTA KOIE.

"Collaborating with people from around the world is something paramount to the joy in what we do. I think to be able to spend time and appreciate people for who they are and the cultures they represent, to enjoy a unifying musical experience with them, that’s not only an honour but a pleasure. We've been fans of Crossfaith for a while now, so to get the opportunity to work with and then tour with them in the UK is something that we are enjoying very much."

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYEuMfZv1c4

Taken from forthcoming album ‘Warrior Sound’ out March 4th via Amazing Record Co, pre-orders with instant grats of ‘Anger’ and ‘Run You’ are available now from http://theqemists.lnk.to/WarriorSound.

CROSSFAITH XENO UK TOUR 2016 kicks off on 16th March 2016, with THE QEMISTS joining from 22nd after European shows with Enter Shikari. Check out the full dates below.

CROSSFAITH XENO UK TOUR 2016
With THE QEMISTS **
THE ONE HUNDRED open all shows
COUNTING DAYS appear 16TH – 21ST
 

  • 16th  Southend            Chinnerys
  • 17th   Portsmouth         Wedgewood Rooms
  • 18th   Brighton              The Haunt
  • 19th   Cardiff                 Y Plas
  • 20th   Plymouth             The Hub
  • 22nd   Leeds                  Key Club**
  • 23rd   Reading              Sub 89**
  • 24th   Wolverhampton Slade Rooms**
  • 25th   Liverpool             o2 Academy 2**
  • 26th   Manchester         Academy 2**
  • 28th   Glasgow              King Tuts**
  • 29th   Sheffield              Corporation**
  • 30th   Norwich               Waterfront**
  • 31st   London               Electric Brixton**

 Enter Shikari Announce Tour Support.

Enter Shikari.Tuesday 16th February 2016
Enter Shikari today announce the addition of London’s Arcane Roots to the bill of their Alexandra Palace headline show later this month. Currently writing and demoing for their second full-length album, Arcane Roots join a bill that also includes Pennsylvania’s The Wonder Years and the freshly-reformed original line-up of The King Blues. 

Enter Shikari recently released not only a brand new stand-alone single, ‘Redshift’ (https://youtu.be/X6aNNSWn5W8), but also a digital only live acoustic EP recorded in the Victorian Theatre at Alexandra Palace in December 2015 in front of a handful of friends and competition winners (https://open.spotify.com/artist/31jvzuB4ikftPQZJwrYfCF)

Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say ; “the Arcane Roots boys supported us in Europe last year and we had such a good time, and they’re such a great band, that it was a no-brainer to have them along for this show when the opportunity arose. We’re really looking forward to presenting such a diverse bill to the punters of Norf London”.

The band tours the UK up to the Ally Pally show, before heading out to Europe for headline shows. 

Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep Tour - UK - Feb 2016 
Thurs 18 - Glasgow - O2 Apollo 
Fri 19 - Edinburgh - Corn Exchange 
Sat 20 - Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena 
Mon 22 - Bournemouth - International Center 
Tues 23 - Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena 
Thurs 25 - Manchester - Victoria Warehouse 
Sat 27 - London - Alexandra Palace 

 Wilson To Embark On UK Tour.

Wilson.Monday 15th February 2016
Detroit party animals WILSON are ready to roll into the UK next week for their first headline tour.  The jaunt kicks off in Wolverhampton on February 23rd.

The band's current album, 'Right To Rise' received rave reviews on release last year and picked up a Top 20 slot in Classic Rock Magazine's 'Best Albums of 2015'.  You can pick up the Razor & Tie release over at iTunes or Amazon. 

Check out the band's excitement for returning to the UK; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEfckRPwoL4.  You can also view their most recent video for 'Right To Rise' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=basuLo32n_A

Full UK dates rack up as follows:

Tue 23rd Feb - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Wed 24th Feb - LIVERPOOL Arts Club
Thu 25th Feb - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2
Fri 26th Feb - GLASGOW Broadcast
Sat 27th Feb - LEEDS The Key Club
Mon 29th Feb - MANCHESTER Sound Control
Tue 1st Mar - CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
Wed 2nd Mar - LONDON Barfly
Thu 3rd Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Joiners

 Ginger's Hey Hellow To Support His Solo Ginger Lonmdon Headline Show.

Hey Hello.Monday 15th February 2016
On April 1st 'The Ginger Wildheart Show' debuts at the O2 Forum in London, with an impressive supporting cast.  Along with The Ginger Wildheart Band, four special guests have just been confirmed for this planned annual event.

As Ginger explains "The Ginger Wildheart Show is something that we intend to carry on in the future.  I love the idea of replicating the old cabaret evenings with five different bands.  The maiden voyage of this show, April 1st, will feature my current favourite bands on the circuit today".

The super-charged Ginger Wildheart Band will be heading the proceedings, along with very welcome turns from Dirt Box Disco, Hey! Hello!, Scaramanga Six and Tropical contact.

I have fallen in love with Dirt Box Disco recently, Scaramanga Six are simply one of the greatest bands that Britain has ever produced and Tropical Contact come fresh from a ludicrously successful Pledge Campaign where they scored over 800% of their goal. 

Hey! Hello! are, of course, my new band and this will be our first show on the year.
It's a stunning show that you should cancel any and all previous arrangements to attend. 
Please don't regret missing this.
You deserve it. "
Ginger 

The Ginger Wildheart Show 
1st                  London             O2 Forum Kentish Town.

 Atreyu Premiere New Video For 'A Bitter Broken Memory'.

Atreyu.Monday 15th February 2016
ATREYU Premiere New Video for "A Bitter Broken Memory" via Billboard

Band to Play Download Festival this June

ATREYU are gearing up for their Download Festival appearance this June in support of last year's well-received ‘Long Live’ album, released via Spinefarm Records/Search and Destroy.

The Orange County band has teamed up with Billboard to premiere the video for "A Bitter Broken Memory”, the new single. Watch it HERE.

Atreyu embark on a full US tour this March with Devil You Know.

 Max Raptor To Release Self-Titled Album.

Max Raptor.Monday 15th February 2016
Max Raptor are proud to announce their self-titled album on Hassle records, out 22nd April 2016. Pre-order the recordHERE
The band, who are one of the most vital British rock bands combining rock n' roll and a partisan punk attitude, recorded with Jag Jago (ex Ghost Of A Thousand), who's also worked with Mastodon & The Maccabees at Brighton Electric Studios (The Cure, Foals).  It will be Available on CD / Limited 12" Coloured Vinyl / Digital Download.

First single 'Old Romantics' premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show last night.
Max Raptor S/T
1. Keep The Peace
2. Old Romantics
3. Torch Led
4. When I Was A Gentleman
5. Day Release
6. Big Divide
7. Concrete
8. Golden Age
9. Damage Appreciation
10. Relic
11. Great Discovery
12. Last Words

Max Raptor are also part of SCUZZ TV UK Throwdown Tour alongside Press To Meco and Allusondrugs.  They have also just been added to 2000 Trees festival over the 7-9th July.

Full dates below:
22nd February The Rainbow Birmingham
23rd February Broadcast Glasgow
24th February Tunnels Aberdeen
25th February Buskers Dundee
26th February The Brickyard Carlisle
27th February Sneaky Petes Edinburgh
29th February Think Tank Newcastle
1st March Deaf Institute Manchester
2nd March The Victoria Inn Derby
3rd March The Forum Tunbridge Wells
4th March Crauford Arms Milton Keynes
5th March Owl Sanctuary Norwich
6th March Joiners Southampton
7th March Moles Bath
8th March Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
9h March Borderline London

 Biters Release New Video.

Biters.Monday 15th February 2016
Atlanta's rock n' roll punks, BITERS have unleashed their tongue-in-cheek new video for the track '1975', taken from their 'Electric Blood' album to coincide with their UK tour.  Check out the clip over at Vevo: http://vevo.ly/Rzovqs.  'Electric Blood' was rated by Classic Rock Magazine as one of their Top 10 albums of 2015.

Biters frontman Tuk Smith said: "This is the most fun I've ever had making a video. You can't go wrong with a switchblade-toting girl gang!  It's a nod to '70s grindhouse cinema and it's a whole lotta fun!"

BITERS kick off another UK jaunt, this time in an opening slot on the Kerrang! Tour (headlined by Sum 41), but also include a one-off headline show at London's Boston Arms Music Room on 20th February.  

Remaining dates run as follows:

Sat 13th Feb - GLASGOW O2 ABC
Mon 15th Feb - NEWCASTLE University
Tue 16th Feb - NORWICH The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA 
Thu 18th Feb - MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Fri 19th Feb - LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town 
Sat 20th Feb - LONDON Boston Arms Music Room (headline show)


The Kerrang! tour is now sold out, but you can grab tickets for the London headline show on 20th Feb at www.seetickets.com or http://bostonmusicroom.seetickets.com/event/biters/boston-music-room-tufnell-park/938971.

Also check out this video introduction and find out all about BITERShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy5NtFLGREs

 Music For Boobies Announce Two New Singles.

Music For Boobies.Monday 15th February 2016
Rude Records and Keep A Breast Foundation are excited to announce today new singles out of the ‘Music For Boobies’ compilation. It’s now time for 2 new unreleased songs: Zebrahead’s ‘Blue Light Special’ and a new acoustic version of the classic super hit ‘Another Perfect Day’ from American Hi-Fi!

Comments on the release Zebrahead’s bass player Ben Ozz: "Super stoked to have our song "Blue Light Special" on the Music For Boobies compilation. We wanted to have something special for it, so here is an unreleased song. Let's make a difference and support Keep A Breast together!!!"

Check out Zebrahead’s Blue Light Special at the below link!
http://smarturl.it/BLSpecialStream

At the same time, American Hi-Fi have contributed to the project with a new version of their super classic hit Another Perfect Day, recorded for Music For Boobies as a duet together with Kay Hanley (from Letters to Cleo).

Adds American Hi-Fi’s singer Stacy Jones: “Another Perfect Day is one of the first songs I wrote for American Hi-Fi. It’s a song about leaning on those that you love, and finding the strength to persevere through hard times. Kay Hanley is the singer in Letters to Cleo (my first band). I asked her to be involved because I’d always wanted to sing with her, she is like family, and unfortunately, Kay recently lost a dear friend to a battle with cancer.  We are proud to be involved in this project, to help raise funds and bring awareness to Keep A Breast’s efforts in eradicating breast cancer for future generations.”

Check out Another Perfect Day here!
http://smarturl.it/HiFiAPDStream

Both songs can be streamed at the mentioned links, or received as instant-grat tracks with each digital or physical pre-order. The compilation will be released on worldwide digital outlets on March 18th 2016.
D2C Physical: http://smarturl.it/MFBExclusiveCD
Digital: http://smarturl.it/MFBDigital

Some of the hottest names in the alternative scene have joined forces with KAB and Rude Records earlier last year, creating the two volumes that make up Music For Boobies, donating a mix of new and unreleased songs: duets, previously-released tracks connected to the KAB cause, as well as new remixed versions of their songs. The full tracklist can be seen below!

The release announcement came together with the first 2 instant-grat tracks announced: a brand-new, unreleased cover of the New Radicals’ classic 'You Get What You Give' https://open.spotify.com/album/10Dj8umPPyHcSKqobduSpP from Arizona rockers THE MAINE (featuring Brennan Smiley) and ANGELS & AIRWAVES with a remix of their 'Saturday Love'  https://open.spotify.com/album/6x61OH1if0ORNrMioe43yb
Then an exciting and previously unreleased collaboration came in the form of a duet between DANKO JONES and LACUNA COIL’s CRISTINA SCABBIA for a new version of 'Wild Woman' https://open.spotify.com/album/787EEERhhcK4IADkYBxZIj, which was released on January 15th. It’s now time for these 2 new singles.
50% of all proceeds garnered through the sale of the compilation will go to support KAB’s ongoing efforts. Spread the word, and help raise funds and awareness in support of Keep A Breast’s mission of empowering youth around the world with breast health education and support. More information can be found at musicforboobies.com.

Music For Boobies
Volume 1
1. Angels & Airwaves - Saturday Love Remix
2. Falling In Reverse - Chemical Prisoner
3. Parkway Drive - Vice Grip
4. Sleeping With Sirens - Save Me A Spark

5. American Hi-Fi feat. Kay Hanley - Another Perfect Day (Acoustic)
6. Emarosa - A Hundred Crowns
7. Too Close To Touch - Pretty Little Thing
8. Motion City Soundtrack - Lose Control

9. Allison Weiss - Who We Are
10. Alvarez Kings - Fear To Feel
11. Patent Pending - It’s All Good Today
12. The Raveonettes - Wake Me Up


Volume 2
1. The Maine feat. Brennan Smiley - You Get What You Give
2. Simple Plan - Astronaut

3. Anti-Flag feat. Tim Armstrong - Brandenburg Gate
4. Knuckle Puck - Swing
5. Such Gold - When It Gives
6. Danko Jones feat. Cristina Scabbia - Wild Woman
7. letlive. - Banshee (Ghost Fame)

8. Beautiful Bodies - War Inside Your Heart
9. Skinny Lister - Trouble On Oxford Street

10. Zebrahead - Blue Light Special
11. Enter Shikari - Dear Future Historians... (London Elektricity Remix)
12. This Wild Life - No More Bad Days

13. Simone Denny - Breathe Again

 Twilight Force Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

Twilight Force.Friday 12th February 2016
Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force are proud to announce that they have joined forces with mighty metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast in the form of a record deal.

The foundation for what is now Twilight Force was laid out in 2011, with a quest to bring back the golden age of epic symphonic power metal. By combining strong melodies with orchestral arrangements and fast tempos, Twilight Force wanted to create an intense and memorable listening experience; immersing the audience in a magic universe filled with wonder, heroic tales and mesmerising mythical worlds. Using their vast experience from previous musical endeavours, their classical training and technical proficiency, they started working intensely and meticulously in their studio in the heart of Sweden, the Twilight Forge. The music took shape and grew from the depths of their hearts, and the basis of the songs swiftly came into existence. Hence, the first ever adventure metal album – ‘Tales Of Ancient Prophecies’ - saw the light of day in 2014. In the wake of their successful first release, and two glorious tours across Europe with Sonata Arctica and Gloryhammer, Twilight Force have returned to the Forge to craft their second opus. The conquest has merely begun...

The band commented:
"Sound the Horns of Triumph! It is with great exuberance that we can finally reveal that a legendary Scroll of Allegiance has been sealed. Twilight Force have entered into a pact with Nuclear Blast, and will henceforth stand proudly alongside venerable acts such as Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Sabaton and Blind Guardian. This wondrous covenant will unlock magic portals to kingdoms unknown, and help us guide humans and kindred spirits alike into our mystical glorious realm. So, now is the time to rejoice! The Knights of Twilight's Might shall rise!"

>The band continues:
"We are currently working fervently and meticulously in the studio, the Twilight Forge, to complete the second opus of Twilight Force. We aim to create something that will take power metal to new heights - it will be a milestone for us and hopefully for the genre, and far exceed our debut album in both length and sound quality. Expect a fast-paced adventurous and bright listening experience, both through tonality, storytelling and even sound design. It will be a sparkling magical adventure filled with lore, virtuosity, memorable melodies and majestic soundscapes previously unheard-of in the genre. We are working to transcend our own sound from the first album, and develop it into something new and fresh, but still keep the essence of power metal intact. The currently untitled adventure metal album is scheduled for a September 2016 release on Nuclear Blast Records."
Nuclear Blast's Head of Promotion and A&R, Markus Wosgien, commented on the signing:
"It was love at first sight. Their debut album rotated endlessly and after I had the chance to convince myself from their live qualities on tour, the mission was sealed. Their symphonic, like an arrow and hyper-melodic power metal may polarise, but Twilight Force make matters satisfying, honestly and with loads of lifeblood. Everyone who likes the early Rhapsody records, who appreciates Stratovarius' classics and who counts Dragonforce as one of their favourites, will be enthusiastic about Twilight Force for sure. The point, that the band consist of really smart guys in addition, made it very easy for all of us to find common ground and to develop a clear vision. We're looking forward to a fertile cooperation and their upcoming album, its’ demos suggest something big."

More on Twilight Force:
'The Power Of The Ancient Force' lyric video.
'Gates Of Glory' (feat. Joakim Brodén from Sabaton) video single.

To present their new album to the masses, the band will be supporting label mates Sonata Arctica on their upcoming European tour this October.
The tour will hit the UK with a one off show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. The full run will be taking the band across 9 European countries.

You can get tickets for the show here:
15th October – London, Shepherds Bush Empire

 Ramblin Man Fair Announce More Bands For 2016 Festival.

Ramblin Man Fair.Friday 12th February 2016
Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2016. The festival is pleased to announce the second round of bands for this years festival! Already announced is the stellar lineup of WHITESNAKE (Saturday Headliners), BLACK STONE CHERRY (Sunday Headliners), THIN LIZZY, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, Sebastian Bach, Ginger Baker's Airforce 3, Purson, Cadillac Three, The Graveltones, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Von Hertzen Brothers, Blurred Vision, The Fierce And The Dead, Frost*, IO Earth, The White Buffalo, Life Signs, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout, King King, The Kentucky Headhunters, Headspace, Inglorious and The Zombies. Joining them in 2016 are...

Warren Haynes
Grammy Award winning artist Warren Haynes has been recognized as a cornerstone of the American music landscape and revered as one of the finest guitar players in the world. Throughout his prolific career as part of three of the greatest live groups in rock history – Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule and the Dead – his virtuosic artistry has led to thousands of unforgettable performances and millions of album and track sales.

The Supersuckers
One of the few outfits that can call itself "The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band!" and actually get away with it, the Supersuckers eat Marshall stacks and cowboy hats and s**t out high-volume ass-kickery, Motörheading country music and Willie Nelsoning garage-punk better than virtually anyone else, ever.

Tax the Heat
2015 was an intense year for Bristol's rising stars Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles "Fed To The Lions" and "Highway Home" (both of which were playlisted across rock radio – A listed on Planet Rock) the band have cemented their live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, The Virginmarys and Thunder. The band's unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist winning them a legion of fans. 

SIMO
Nashville based Improvisational Rock Trio SIMO will be bringing their invigorating downhome blues, psychedelic Brit Invasion and countrified Southern-rock manifestations to Ramblin' Man Fair and we can't wait to see them!

Also announced are the legendary collection of musicians that make up Sons of Royalty

Weekend and Day Tickets On Sale Now

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

*Not Including Booking Fee

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

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

The festival will take place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Channel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
Ramblin' Man Fair is now under the ownership of new music event company Spirit of Rock, the first IP acquisition activity by ex Team Rock and Classic Rock/Metal Hammer magazine Managing Director Chris Ingham. Spirit of Rock is a division of RFS Entertainment.

In a statement Spirit Of Rock said, "Now under new management, year two of Ramblin' Man Fair will be even bigger and better than year one. The festival will concentrate on a core offering of classic rock, prog and Southern rock music showcasing both legends and new talent. Ramblin' Man Fair will come with a new emphasis on great food, fine bourbons and the colourful world of rock culture."

Spirit Of Rock Director Chris Ingham adds, "Ramblin' Man 2016 is my first venture with the Spirit of Rock, the company I formed in partnership with RFS entertainment after twenty years at Classic Rock and Metal Hammer magazines and latterly, with TeamRock. I actually attended the 2015 concert in Mote Park and I was hugely impressed not only by the diversity of the artists but also the great atmosphere and the sheer potential of the brand.

It's time to create a music festival that appeals as much to the foodie as it does the rock music fan in us all. Let's have Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Prog, Blues and Country music stages alongside great outdoor BBQ food, fine bourbon whiskies and barrels of real ale in the heart of Maidstone's beautiful Mote Park. Knowing whom we have booked to play and alongside these new areas Ramblin' Man 2016 will be a very special weekend indeed, don't miss out." – Chris Ingham

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

 The Ironmiadens Forced To Change Venue For London Show.

The Iron Maidens.Friday 12th February 2016
Following the closure of O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in December 2015 and further inspections, structural engineers have advised that works to the roof structure will extend into April 2016.   All shows up to and including the 18th April will be moved to other venues in London or rescheduled as necessary.

The world’s only all-female Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens will now play their one-off London show at the O2 Islington Academy on 14th April.   Tickets for the Shepherd’s Bush
Empire show are valid for the new venue, new booking details below - show times are the same. book here
See the girls talk tour here  https://youtu.be/J0Ozqf72Jig

And performing Run to The Hills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X6UDcUFlOQ

Excited front-woman Kirsten Chickinson said: For years people have been asking when we're coming to the U.K. so it feels almost surreal that it's finally happening. To play London--the city where Iron Maiden actually began in 1975--is thrilling and also daunting; I expect the "home" fans to be the most discerning but we are definitely up for the challenge! To see where it all began, this is hallowed ground.

Formed in 2001 in Southern California, the Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of the most notorious tribute act in the US, progressively expanding their fame far and beyond the Americas. These five women have conquered the attention of fans and fellow musicians with their musical prowess and electrifying live shows, where they perform hits and fan   favourites from all phases of Iron Maiden’s career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds, ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The line-up is Linda ‘Nikki McBURRain’ McDonald on drums, Nikki ‘Davina Murray’ Stringfield and Courtney ‘Adriana Smith’ Cox on guitars, Kirsten ‘Bruce Chickinson’ Rosenberg on vocals and Wanda ‘Steph Harris’ Ortiz on bass.

While Iron Maiden’s latest album hits the stores, the Iron Maidens celebrate the recent release of their first full-length studio album, the first studio tribute CD to a band ever recorded entirely by one artist; the cover artwork featuring a female monster was designed by none other than Eddie’s creator Derek Riggs.

Despite being undoubtedly five rocking hot ladies, the Iron Maidens are not just pretty faces: in their career they have been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik from Testament, Lemmy,  Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Anthrax’  Scott Ian and Judas Priest’s Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish and Nevermore amongst others. They’ve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Drum magazine.

The Iron Maidens will bring their show to the UK for the very first timeon Thursday 14th April 2016, with a one-off date at 02 Academy Islington. Courtney and Linda have played in London before with different bands - Linda even at the same venue! - while it’s the first encounter with the British crowd for Wanda and Nikki.  Give them a warm welcome, hang around and make sure you get Nikki a drink: the show is on her birthday and  she’s looking  forward to  celebrating London style!

Tickets are available from:
http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/YDH1404?brand=o2academyislington&camefrom=AMG_ISLINGTON_imdns
General admission £20 + booking fees. Support Forever Never, doors open at 7pm, curfew at 11pm.

 Hollywood Vampires To Play The Grammy Awards..

Hollywood Vampires.Friday 12th February 2016
The Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry) will make their television debut in front of a worldwide audience when they perform on the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, Feb 15 on CBS. A super-group comprised of rock royalty and Hollywood superstar, the Vampires will hit the stage offering fans a special surprise for what will be a highlight on Music's Biggest Night®.

The Hollywood Vampires live again with the release of a new digital deluxe version of their self-titled album available digitally on Feb 12. This expanded version includes three additional songs, including one original and two rocking covers. Buy: iTunes  Google Play


The deluxe version includes the scorching new single "Bad As I Am" an original song penned by Johnny Depp, Tommy Henriksen and Bruce Witkin and features Matt Sorum, Duff Mckagen, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper. 

Also included is "I'm A Boy," a Who original, that was only available as a Japanese bonus track.

"7 and 7 Is" is an unreleased track from the album sessions and is the classic song by the legendary Los Angeles band Love, a Vampires special pick and one that Alice covered on his 1981 solo album, Special Forces.

A little history on the Vampires, in 1969 on the Sunset Strip at a club called the Rainbow Bar & Grill, the Hollywood Vampires were born in the upstairs bar.  It was a gathering place for the rock stars living in or passing through L.A.  "To join the club, one simply had to out drink all of the members," says Alice Cooper, a founding member of the original Vampires. 

Alice and good friend Johnny Depp got together and decided the spirit of the Hollywood Vampires should live again (minus the drinking).   Alice and Johnny were joined by Joe Perry, who is an old friend of both of them, and the recording began: a tribute to the original Hollywood Vampires.  An environment was born for great artists to hang, laugh and play together.

Joining the Hollywood Vampires for their GRAMMY® performance is Matt Sorum on drums, Duff McKagan on bass, Tommy Henriksen on guitar, and Bruce Witkin on piano and guitar.

During the recording of the album, Alice, Johnny and Joe and producer Bob Ezrin were joined by an amazing group of modern day Vampires, including Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger, to record tracks by their dead friends and heroes. 

The album package, an antique book, was created by noted men's fashion designer (and rock fan) John Varvatos in his signature vintage style.   

All artist proceeds will be donated to MusiCares, an organization that provides a safety net of critical assistance (financial, medical and personal emergencies) for music people in times of need.  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodvampires/?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hollywoodvamps

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollywoodvampires/

Website: http://www.hollywoodvampires.com/

Artist Profile: http://smarturl.it/StreamHollywoodVamps

Current Album (not deluxe version): http://smarturl.it/HollywoodVampSpotify  

DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM
1.       The Last Vampire (original track)
2.       Raise The Dead (original track)
3.       My Generation
4.       Whole Lotta Love
5.       I Got A Line On You
6.       Five To One / Break On Through
7.       One / Jump Into The Fire
8.       Come and Get It
9.       Jeepster
10.   Cold Turkey
11.   Manic Depression
12.   Itchycoo Park
13.   School's Out / Another Brick in The Wall
14.   My Dead Drunk Friends (original track)
15.   I'm A Boy (Japanese bonus track)
16.   7 and 7 Is (unreleased track)
17.   Bad As I Am (new original track)

 Sonata Artica Announce One Off London Show.

Sonata Artica.Friday 12th February 2016
Finnish melodic metal quintet Sonata Arctica are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK shores this October for a one off show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, as part of a larger European tour. The full run will be taking the band across 9 European countries. Special guests will be Swedish symphonic power metallers Twilight Force.

Sonata Arctica are also currently working on a new album, the follow up to their successful

Sonata Arctica said of the UK show and EU tour announcement:
“We're all really looking forward to finishing our new studio album and taking the songs on the road. This time we'll start in Europe and the UK before heading on to the rest of the world. As always, you can expect an energetic show with new material as well as some old favourites.”

Keyboard player Henrik ‘Henkka’ Klingenberg commented:
"At the moment we're taking a break from the recording of our 9th studio album and heading out with Nightwish for a couple of months in North America. When we get back we're more or less going straight into the studio to continue working on the album"

You can get tickets for the show here:
15th October – London, Shepherds Bush Empire

As with ‘Pariah's Child’, the as yet untitled upcoming ninth studio album will be recorded at Studio 57.
Henrik went on to say:
As far as the musical direction of the album, it's really too early to say how it will turn out. Having said that, I expect the usual Sonata Arctica trademarks to be found on it. We will however get this album completed in time for an autumn release and we'll tell you all more as things progress..."
Sonata Arctica were formed in the north Finish city of Kemi in 1996, originally called Tricky Beans.  After some line-up changes in 1997, they changed their name to Tricky Means, releasing demo ‘Full Moon in 1999.  This new demo was the first effort for the band within heavy metal waters. Their new trademarks were a faster and more melodic sound; keyboard oriented heavy metal with clear and high vocals. It was how destiny wanted it, and with help from Athi Kortelainen and the Tico Tico Studios their demo Full Moon gained the band their first successes. Tricky Means soon became Sonata Arctica.

The release of their first true full length and legendary album Ecliptica came in the autumn of 1999. At first it was only sold in Finland, but other countries soon followed. Shortly after this release Tony Kakko decided to concentrate more intensely on singing, as opposed to singing and playing keyboards at the same time. Their successes continued when Winterheart's Guild’ was released in 2003, the band signing to Nuclear Blast shortly after.

Sonata Arctica have since released five new studio albums through Nuclear Blast: ‘Reckoning Night’ (2004), ‘Unia’ (2007), ‘The Days Of Grays’ (2009), ‘Stones Grow Her Name’ (2012) and most recently ‘Pariah’s Child’ (2014).

This latest release saw Sonata Arctica returning to their metal roots – moving away from the more hard rock approach of its predecessor. Some might say the record is a good definition of the band past and present, predominantly showcasing their straight up melodic metal style.

 Letlive Announce UK Tour Dates.

Letlive.Friday 12th February 2016
Having already been announced on the line up for Belgium's Groezrock Festival, Los Angeles' letlive. have revealed a clutch of headline dates in the UK and mainland Europe this April. Tickets on sale from 10am on Monday:
 
21st April – Sound Control – Manchester, UK – Tickets
22nd April – The Dome – London, UK – Tickets
23rd April – The Underworld – London, UK – Tickets
24th April – Fighting Cocks – Kingston, UK – Tickets
26th April – Dynamo – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Tickets
27th April – Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany – Tickets
28th April – MTC – Cologne, Germany – Tickets
30th April – Groezrock – Meerhout, Belgium – Tickets
 
This will be the band's first return to these shores as a headline act since an extensive tour in support of their last album, the critically acclaimed 'The Blackest Beautiful', back in autumn of 2013. That tour culminated with a rapt sold out crowd at London's Electric Ballroom. Frontman Jason Aalon Butler says of the forthcoming shows - "Before we move on to the next chapter in our journey by releasing a new letlive. album, we want to give this set of songs one more run in the places that know real ll.ove."
 
letlive.'s live show has become one of the most talked about of recent years. Their beautifully frenetic and powerful performance is one that's ever unpredictable but always an experience that unites band and audience in a cathartic whirlwind of music and presence. Simply put, it's unmissable.
 
The past year has seen letlive. tour in their native U.S. with the likes of Rise Against and they also have a stint as main support to The Wonder Years across The States lined up next month before they head to the UK and Europe.
 
letlive.'s highly anticipated third album will be released via Epitaph Records later this year.

 Ricky Warwick To Release Solo Album And Support Stiff Little Fingers.

Ricky Warwick.Thursday 11th February 2016
BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman RICKY WARWICK is set to release not one but TWO new solo albums this month. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) and the beautifully acoustic Hearts On Trees will be released as a double CD on 26th February 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment

The artwork for the double albums reflects the tone of each - When Patsy Cline Was Crazy... showcases the electric rock and roll side of Ricky, while Hearts On Trees veers more towards tender stripped-back songwriting, influenced by both Americana and, more importantly, Ricky's Northern Irish roots.

RICKY comments, "Hearts On Trees and When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) were written by myself and my good friend Sam Robinson, both albums depict our experiences of growing up and coming from the Greater East Belfast area, not only experiences that have happened to us but historical references and stories that have been told to us by friends and family... in saying that both albums translate those experiences on to a global scale that hopefully anyone geographically can relate to."

The release boasts an array of acclaimed musicians with guests such as; Joe Elliot (DEF LEPPARD), Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY/BLACK STAR RIDERS), Andy Cairns (THERAPY?), Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL), Nathan Connolly (SNOW PATROL), Ginger WildheartJake Burns (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS), Richard Fortus (GUNS 'N' ROSES/THE DEAD DAISIES).

Track list and formats as follows:
Double CD 
CD1 When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)

01. The Road To Damascus Street
02. Celebrating Sinking
03. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)
04. Toffee Town
05. That's Where The Story Ends
06. Johnny Ringo's Last Ride
07. Gold Along The Cariboo
08. The Son Of The Wind
09. If Your Not Gonna Leave Me (I'll Find Someone Who Will)
10. Yesteryear

Bonus Tracks
11. Ghost Town Road
12. The Whiskey Song
13. Tank McCullough Saturdays (Electric Version)

CD2 Hearts On Trees
 
01. Presbyterian Homesick Blues
02. Tank McCullough Saturdays
03. Psycho
04. Hearts On Trees
05. Said Samson To Goliath
06. Way Too Cool For Snow
07. Schwaben Redoubt
08. The Year of Living Dangerously
09. Disasters
10. 82

Bonus Tracks
11. Love Owes
12. I Can See My Life (From Here)
13. The Ugly Truth
14. Hell Or Highwater
15. Eight Bells (Demo)

RICKY will have a full band on board to bring these great songs to fruition on the stage. RICKY WARWICK & THE FIGHTING HEARTS will be supporting Belfast's own favorite sons, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS on their UK tour in Feb/March of 2016.

w/ STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
25.02.  UK       Oxford - Academy
26.02.  UK       Portsmouth - Pyramids
27.02.  UK       Exeter - Phoenix
28.02.  UK       Cardiff - University (Solus)
01.03.  UK       Wolverhampton - Robin 2
02.03.  UK       Leamington Spa - The Assembly
04.03.  UK       London - Forum
05.03.  UK       Northampton - Roadmenders
06.03.  UK       Bristol - Academy
08.03.  UK       Cambridge - Junction
09.03.  UK       Norwich - Waterfront
11.03.  UK       Nottingham - Rock City
12.03.  UK       Leeds - Academy
14.03.  UK       Aberdeen - Garage
15.03.  UK       Inverness - Ironworks
17.03.  UK       Glasgow - Barrowland
18.03.  UK       Newcastle - Academy
19.03.  UK       Manchester - Ritz

 LTNT To Release Debut Album .

LTNT.Thursday 11th February 2016
LTNT are set to release their debut album 'RANK' via Maybe Records  (Karma To Burn, Toadies, Leogun) on March 11th 2016

'RANK' is full of raw energy, punk rock attitude and ethereal melodies. From the chaotic crunching guitars of lead single 'Boss Lady' to the pulsating riffs of 'Oh Drag', the heartfelt emotion of ' In The Back of Your Mind' to the Bond-theme qualities of 'Hold In Your Heart'. The album takes influence from both ends of the rock spectrum and tilts its hat to both heavy and melodic structures.

The album was produced by vocalist Liam Lever and Sean Genockey (Jamie Lenman) at Rockfield Studios in February 2015.

'RANK' will also come in the format of a magazine with vocalist Liam Lever saying "Making an album of just music is quite claustrophobic for us. There's a lot of other things we want to get out there. We thought a magazine covered most bases so we set one up. There'll be one every time we have any kind of musical release."

The band's debut EP, 'DAO', was praised by fans and industry alike. Following the buzz surrounding the record, LTNT were invited to tour with Brant Bjork, Chevelle and Seether. The attention also secured the band a spot at Reading and Leeds Festival two years in a row where the BBC named their set 'the best of Festival Republic stage.' LTNT have also played Handmade Festival, The Great Escape and Camden Rocks, Download Festival and Y-Not Festival alongside Snoop Dog, Primal Scream and Johnny Marr.

Last year saw the departure of long standing drummer Neil
 
LTNT are Liam Lever (vocals, guitars), Ben Clarke (bass)

March date
Wednesday 2nd March   The Black Heart, London

https://lieutenant.bandpage.com/
www.facebook.com/ltntuk

'Rank' is released via Maybe Records on 11th March 2016

 Knuckle Puck Unleash New Video.

Knuckle Puck.Thursday 11th February 2016
Pop-punk band, Knuckle Puck have teamed up with Kerrang.com to premiere their new video for 'Pretense.' You can watch the new video here or by clicking the image below.

Knuckle Puck will be touring the UK for a headline run this March and April with support from Seaway and Boston Manor.

'Pretense' was taken from Knuckle Puck's debut full length, Copacetic, released last summer via Rise Records. The album is now available to purchase on iTunes here: http://bit.ly/1SQT8O8.
 
You can catch Knuckle Puck on tour this spring around the UK at the following dates:

UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
29th March Joiners, Southampton
30th March Exchange, Bristol
31st March Clwb ifor Bach, Cardiff
1st April Underworld, London
2nd April Waterfront, Norwich
4th April  Sound Control, Manchester
5th April Think Tank, Newcastle
6th April Audio, Glasgow
7th April Key CLub, Leeds
8th April Arts Club Lofe, Liverpool
9th April  Bodega, Nottingham
10th April  Fighting Cocks, Kingston
Support from Seaway and Boston Manor

 IDestroy Release New Video.

Idestroy.Thursday 11th February 2016
Bristol all-girl three-piece IDestroy have just unveiled the video for their raucous debut single 'Vanity Loves Me', the title track from their debut EP, which is released on February 26th and is available for pre-order here and on iTunes. The video premiered on Punktastic who describe the track as a "...short, sharp slab of garage-rock glory".

Watch the video for 'Vanity Loves Me' here

The video is a tongue in cheek testament to their DIY approach and captures the band's more humorous side whilst showing their punk rock attitude with the infectiously bratty track.

Perfectly formed at two minutes and eighteen seconds, 'Vanity Loves Me' is a sizzling introduction to IDestroy. With nods to the punk-edged sounds of Sleater Kinney and The Stooges, the track features huge guitar riffs, prowling basslines and insistent drums, topped off with gloriously feisty vocals from singer/guitarist Bec Jevons.

Since forming earlier in the year, the youthful trio – completed by Becky Baldwin (bass/backing vocals) and Jenn Haneef (drums) – have built up a loyal following in their hometown, playing regularly in small but packed-out venues, and creating a genuine buzz around their local scene.

The leather-clad, pop-punkers have not been afraid to take their catchy grrrl power to bigger stages either, playing the likes of Anfi Rock Sound festival in Spain and supporting Cherie Currie (The Runaways) at Bristol Bierkeller.

2016 sees them hit the ground running with a number of upcoming dates across the country including a very special EP launch party on February 26th at the Hydra Book Shop, Bristol.

February
Thurs 18th - The Rainbow, Birmingham
Fri 19th - The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham (Supporting Subhumans)
Sat 20th - The Unicorn, London
Fri 26th - Hydra Bookshop, Bristol (EP LAUNCH NIGHT)

Sat 27th - The Cons Club, Chippenham (Afternoon)
Sat 27th - The Cellar, Oxford (Evening)

March
Fri 4th - The Dolls House, Abertillery

Sat 5th - T. Chances, London
Sun 6th - Three Bridges Venue, Crawley
Thurs 10th - The Victoria, Swindon
Fri 11th - The Louisiana, Bristol (Supporting The Ramonas)
Sat 12th - Readipop, Reading
Sun 13th - Bath Half Marathon (Morning)
Sun 13th - Fuel, Cardiff

April
Tue 5th - The Thirsty Scholar, Manchester
Wed 6th - Bannermans, Edinburgh
Thurs 7th - O'Rileys, Hull
Sat 23rd - The Wunderbar, Midsomer Norton
Sat 30th - The Rifleman Pub, Stalybridge

 Michael Monroe Releases New Video.

Michael Monroe.Thursday 11th February 2016
Legendary singer Michael Monroe has premiered the video for "Goin' Down With the Ship", the latest single from  his 2015-released studio album, Blackout States. The video arrives just as Monroe and his regular touring band hit US shores for a two-week run of shows.

"The song is not necessarily about sailing or seamanship as such," Monroe explains. "It's basically about us getting on the tour bus and hitting the road with our band. Ville Juurikkala, who shot the videos for 'Ballad of the Lower East Side’, 'Stained Glass Heart’ and 'Old King's Road' has done this new one, too. It was pretty easy to make and includes some footage shot by the band while we were on tour.

"I think the video has a good vibe and we're all happy with the way it turned out. Hope you enjoy it!"
With all that in mind, it’s time to go down with the ship! https://youtu.be/23KAL0fft7w
MICHAEL MONROE US TOUR
2/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Count’s Vamp’d
2/11: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
2/12: Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
2/13: San Jose, CA @ Rock Bar
2/16: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater 1984
2/17: Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
2/19: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
2/20: Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
2/22: Miami, FL @ Monsters of Rock East Cruise*

Meanwhile, back in the UK, Monroe has now been confirmed for the inaugural Stone Free Festival at London's O2 Arena. Monroe & Co. will be joining the likes of The Darkness and Blackberry Smoke on Saturday 18th June, in addition to headliner Alice Cooper, who requested the band as Special Guests for his UK headline shows in October of last year.

 Tragedy Announce UK Tour For March.

Tragedy.Thursday 11th February 2016
NYC's Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, sets out on a tour of the UK in March, decimating 16 cities in 16 days

Fri 4th March - Carlisle City - Brickyard
Sat 5th March - Newcastle City - Cluny 
Sun 6th March - Glasgow City - Audio
Mon 7th March - Edinburgh City - Bannermans
Tues 8th March - York City - The Duchess
Wed 9th March - Chester City - Live Rooms
Thurs 10th March – Hammerfest – (Headlining Opening Night)
Fri 11th March - Liverpool City - Arts Club
Sat 12th March - Manchester City - Academy
Sun 13th March - Cardiff City - The Globe
Mon 14th March - Oxford City - Bullingdon Art Bar
Tues 15th March - Norwich City - Waterfront
Wed 16th March - Wolverhampton City - Slade Rooms
Thurs 17th March - Bristol City - The Fleece
Fri 18th March - Reading City - Sub 89
Sat 19th March - London City - Brooklyn Bowl  

 Smith Street Band Announce UK Shows.

Smith Street Band.Thursday 11th February 2016
Australian touring machine The Smith Street Band have announced they'll return to the UK for their first shows since playing Reading & Leeds festivals last year. Their 10 date run kicks off at the prestigious 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham playing alongside Refused. This tour sees The Smith Street Band undertake their biggest and most extensive UK run so far, headlining London institution the Underworld and making the trip to Ireland for the very first time. Tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow - www.thesmithstreetband.com

July will be the band's sixth trip to the UK, touring off the back of critically acclaimed 2014 LP 'Throw Me In The River' & 2015 EP 'I Scare Myself Sometimes', both released locally through independent stalwart Banquet Records. With sold out shows all over the world and hints of new music on the horizon The Smith Street Band are a band that need to be experienced up close and personal.
Joining them on most dates are close friends Apologies, I Have None with whom they have shared stages across Australia and Europe and Plymouth indie punk up and comers Woahnows.

THE SMITH STREET BAND UK Tour
w/ Apologies, I Have None and Woahnows

8th July - 2,000 Trees Festival - Cheltenham (TSSB only)
9th July - The Underworld - London 
10th July - Fighting Cocks - Kingston 
12th July - Owl Sanctuary - Norwich
13th July - Bodega - Nottingham
14th July - Audio - Glasgow
15th July - Soup Kitchen - Manchester
16th July - Fibber Magees - Dublin (TSSB only)
17th July - The Prince Albert - Brighton

 Toseland To Release New Album.

Toseland.Wednesday 10th February 2016
The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", will be released worldwide on the 11th March 2016. The band are setting out on a 10 date UK tour to support the release in the same month.

"Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January with first single available as an instant grat download from then. There will also be physical bundle option with exclusive t-shirt.

Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.

Recently frontman James Toseland's filmed an appearance on True Grit, a new BBC2 documentary where he, Gareth Thomas (rugby legend), Donavon Bailey (Double Olympic champion) and former 400m world champion Iwan Thomas go head to head and take on some of the most extreme challenges around the globe! The 4 part documentary will air in the Spring of 2016.

Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016
Sun 13th March                    Brighton, Hope                                                  
Mon 14th March                  Cardiff, Globe                                                  
Tue 15th March                    Birmingham, Academy 3                                    
Wed 16th March                 Manchester, Sound Control  
Fri 18th March                      Ballymena , The Diamond Rock Club                         
Tue 22nd March                                     London, Borderline                                               
Wed 23rd March                 Cambridge, Portland Arms                                 
Thur 24th March                                    Leeds, Key Club                                                  
Fri 25th March                      Glasgow, Stereo                                                  
Sat 26th March                     Newcastle, Think Tank

 The Struts Unveil New Video.

The Struts.Wednesday 10th February 2016
British rock band The Struts have unveiled the video for new track 'Kiss This', taken from their forthcoming debut album Everybody Wants
The video shows The Struts' ongoing assault on the US, featuring candid footage highlighting the frenzied response from fans and the band's celebrated and explosive live show. It follows the four lads from Derby having the absolute time of their lives and taking America by sheer storm. 

WATCH 'KISS THIS' HERE

Recorded in Los Angeles, London, Bournemouth and Jersey the album Everybody Wants will be released globally on March 4th via Polydor/Interscope Records, and embodies the sheer rock 'n' roll decadence of The Struts. It features the huge US hit singles 'Could Have Been Me' and the afore-mentioned 'Kiss This'.

The Derby four-piece cracked the Top 5 at US Modern Rock radio, crashed the Top 10 in an array of Billboard charts, hit #1 on Spotify's viral chart and received millions of views with 'Could Have Been Me'. 'Kiss This' has now seen them play sell-out shows across America and perform on both Jimmy Kimmel Live and 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'.

The Struts are a riotously exciting live band, full of vaudevillian onstage theatrics and peerless musicianship, who have built up a fervent British fanbase alongside their new-found American fame through non-stop touring. Last year saw the band ignite the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds Festival, and deliver a turbo-charged, sweat-drenched encounter at London's intimate 100 Club, which sold out in just five minutes.

The band are continuing their USA assault with a 29 date headline tour which will run until the end of May when they will return to Europe for the Festival Season.

The Struts are Luke Spiller (lead vocals), Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).

EVERYBODY WANTS TRACKLIST
1. Roll Up
2. Could Have Been Me
3. Kiss This
4. Put Your Money On Me
5. Mary Go Round
6. Dirty Sexy Money
7. The Ol' Switcheroo
8. She Makes Me Feel
9. Young Stars
10. Black Swan
11. These Times Are Changing
12. Only Just A Call Away
13. Where Did She Go

 The Haunted Start Work On New Album.

The Haunted.Wednesday 10th February 2016
Swedish Thrash Metallers THE HAUNTED are busy songwriting work for their upcoming studio album release, which is expected to be recorded later this year. The band checked in with the following comment: “Next to playing a US tour and a bunch of dates in Europe, THE HAUNTED are hard at work for the follow up album to 'Exit Wounds'. The material we are currently looking at is both super-heavy and dynamic, so we are excited to be recording the new tracks later in the year. Stay tuned!“

The band will embark on a US tour with label mates At The Gates tomorrow and have also announced a string of European club-shows and festivals for 2016. Here is a complete list of dates confirmed so far: 

THE HAUNTED - Live 2016:
11.02.2016 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
13.02.2016 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey, + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
14.02.2016 Austin, TX - Mohawk + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
16.02.2016 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
17.02.2016 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
18.02.2016 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
19.02.2016 San Diego, CA - House of Blues + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
20.02.2016 Pomona, CA - Glass House + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
21.02.2016 San Francisco, CA - Regency + At The Gates, Decapitated & Harms Way
14.04.2016 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - Patronaat         
15.04.2016 Kortrijk (Belgium) - De Kreun         
16.04.2016 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle 2 + Overkill
27.04.2016 Stockholm (Sweden) - En Arena + Hatebreed & Dr. Living Dead!
05.05.2016 Gävle (Sweden) - Harry's
06.05.2016 Borlänge (Sweden) - Liljan + Dark Funeral
07.05.2016 Karlstad (Sweden) - Heaven & Hell Club
27.05.2016 Baltimore, MD - Maryland Death Fest            
03.-04.06.2016 Örebro (Sweden) - Pappersbruket / Metallsvenskan 2016
08.07.2016 Oulu (Finland) - Jalometalli Festival   
04.-06.08.2016 Wacken (Germany) - Wacken Open Air

THE HAUNTED’s latest album 'Exit Wounds' was highly praised as a return to form and managed to enter international sales charts as follows: Germany # 64, Finland # 15, Switzerland # 100 , Sweden # 32, USA # 151 Top Current Albums, USA # 5 Heatseekers.

 Slam Dunk Festival Add More Bands.

Slam Dunk Festival.Wednesday 10th February 2016
The 10th anniversary of SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL has jus announced a further 8 bands to the lineup.

YELLOWCARD will be playing the festival for the first time and will play their huge album 'Ocean Avenue' in full, in a world exclusive. "I think we owe so much of the success we have been so lucky to have to Ocean Avenue."  says Ryan Key.  "We have built an incredible touring career on 6 continents over the last 15 years. We have recorded 5 more original albums following Ocean Avenue. Without that album none of these things would have been possible. I wouldn't change a thing."

Florida's MAYDAY PARADE have had a big year with a new album and a sold out UK headline tour under their belts already. They have played the festival twice before, in 2011 & 2012. They say they are "stoked to be a part of this year's Slam Dunk Festival. We always look forward to travelling across the pond to play music for our UK fans and can't wait to do again in 2016!" 

ROAM- Eastborune pop punks ROAM are all about pushing the pop punk envelope, as can be heard on their debut record record. Having recently been inciting crowdsurfing frenzies on a plethora of tours across the UK, Europe and the US, the band will make a welcome return to the festival.  Alex Costello says "We are so excited to play Slam Dunk again! Playing last year was one of the highlights of 2015 for us and I think this year will be even better now we have an album out. In my opinion it's one of the best festivals in the UK, especially for pop punk bands. It's definitely going to be one to remember."

Australia's NORTHLANE will be back to play songs off their ARIA number 1 album 'Node'.  "Every time we visit the UK we're welcomed with open arms, and always look forward to crossing the globe because the Brits make it worth it! Festivals are the most fun you can have playing in a band, and Slam Dunk is one of the best there is, We can't wait to come over to the UK again!" 

Grimecore crew HACKTIVIST play Slam Dunk in the wake of the release of their acclaimed debut album Outside The Box (UNFD), which has seen them win acclaim across the board from the press and ignite their burgeoning underground fanbase. A confident and bleeding-edge mashup of genres like that of their brothers-in-vibe Enter Shikari, Hacktivist are a force to be reckoned with and a truly unstoppable live band.

Everyones favourite Canadians are also added to the bill -CANCER BATS – They have also played the festival twice, in 2012 & 2013. "Were so stoked to announce that we'll be playing Slam Dunk this summer ! We can't wait to party with all our homies and to tear the shit out of the stage with our brothers in Every Time I Die!!! Its gonna be epic ! Scoop some tickets and LET'S GET WEIRD!!!!" says frontman Liam Corimer.

Fans of heavy, loud rock n roll won't be disappointed this year with the addition of Georgia's NORMA JEAN.  This will be the bands first time at Slam Dunk and it will surely be a special show.

And finally, it wouldn't be a proper anniversary without HIT THE LIGHTS. The band has flown over from the USA for a near record 4 times to play the festival, in '10, '11, '12, & '14.The band released their fourth album 'Summer Bones' last year and are always a big crowd pleaser with their huge pop punk sound. Expect nothing less from their 2016 performance.

The bands will join the headliners Panic! At The Disco and the likes of Of Mice & MenNew Found Glory and many more for the May 2016 bank holiday weekend.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED- PANIC! AT THE DISCO TO HEADLINE, OF MICE & MEN, NEW FOUND GLORY, FOUR YEAR STRONG, EVERY TIME I DIE, ISSUES, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, REAL FRIENDS, MALLORY KNOW, THE STARTING LINE, SET YOUR GOALS, ZEBRAHEAD, CAPDOWN, WE CAME AS ROMANS, MISS MAY I, THE STORY SO FAR.

The dates and sites for next years' SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL are:
Saturday 28 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL North - Leeds City Centre
Sunday 29 May 2016 - SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL Midlands –Birmingham, NEC
Bank Holiday Monday 30 May 2016- SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL South – Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire
Tickets are on sale now and priced at £42 or £47 including afterparty. The festival is for Age 14 + (festival only) or 18+ for the afterparty tickets.

For the first time, due to popular demand, there is also a limited edition Mega Ticket on sale for £150. This ticket includes admittance to all 3 events and includes afterparties, wristband exchange queue jumps and a limited edition t-shirt.
Visit www.slamdunkmusic.com for all ticketing links.
This year will see some huge upgrades to the event, continuing the huge year on year growth the festival has experienced. Following the success of last year the Leeds site will remain in the City Centre, with a new site being announced at the Birmingham NEC and the Southern date will remain in Hatfield, at the University of Hertfordshire campus for the fifth year. This will bring the capacity up to a huge 40,000 fans across the weekend.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL has won 'Best Festival' at the Kerrang! Awards in both 2014 and 2015. Widely regarded as the biggest awards in rock, the festival beat strong competition from major events such as Reading /Leeds and Download. Slam Dunk has also been in the final shortlists for 'Best Metropolitan Festival' at the UK Festival Awards, in 2013, 2014 & 2015, and 'Best Festival' (up to 15,000 daily capacity) at The Live UK Awards 2015.

SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL HEADLINERS 2006-2016
2006: Fall Out Boy
2007: Reel Big Fish / Paramore
2008: Boys Like Girls. / Cute Is What We Aim For
2011: Less Than Jake / Reel Big Fish
2014: The All-American Rejects
2006: Fall Out Boy
2009: You Me At Six
2010: New Found Glory
2012: Taking Back Sunday
2013: All Time Low

2014: The All-American Rejects
2015: You Me At Six
2016: Panic! At The Disco

 O'Brother To Release New Album.

O Brother.Tuesday 9th February 2016
Atlanta, GA's O'Brother are set to release a new full-length LP, 'Endless Light' on March 25th via Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen.  
'Endless Light' was recorded in the band's hometown with fellow Atlantan's Andy Hull, Robert McDowell (Manchester Orchestra, Bad Books) and Brad Fisher producing.

The new record continues in the band's tradition of big, brash sounds.  Just listen to 'Bloodlines', released late last year, featuring the strong guitar riffs of Dang and McGhin coupled with the acrobatic vocal work of Merritt.  

Today, Noisey premieres 'Deconstruct', a song which Merritt declares "is more concise, traditionally structured, and quirky than the typical O'Brother song.  So if I had to describe it, it would be apocalyptic, space-pop."

To listen to 'Deconstruct', click here
O'Brother hit the road last week with Caspian and will be joined by Defeater for a run of February dates, their first of 2016 after a relatively quiet 2015.  O'Brother will ramp up their touring schedule in anticipation and support of 'Endless Light' heading into March, joining up with labelmates Foxing for a month of shows across the U.S. and will follow the record's release with a handful of headlining dates throughout the Northeast. 

'Endless Light' is the follow up to O'Brother's critically acclaimed 'Disillusion', which was released in the summer of 2013.  Disillusion brought the band to bigger stages, including their Lollapalooza debut and tours with Big Business, The Sword, Hot Water Music, Torche, Manchester Orchestra, and more. 

Listen to 'Deconstruct' via Noisey and 'Bloodlines' via the band's website.  Pre-order info and up-to-date touring information can be found at www.obrothermusic.net.  All announced tour dates can be found below. UK dates to be confirmed soon for later in '16.

O'Brother Spring 2015 Tour Dates (US)
February 9th @ Cattivo in Pittsburgh, PA^
February 10th @ Montage Music Hall in Rochester, NY&
February 11th @ Higher Ground in Burlington, VT&
February 12th @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME&
February 13th @ The Met in Pawtucket, RI&
March 15th @ The Space in Hamden, CT#
March 16th @ Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington, DC#
March 18th @ Work | Release in Norfolk, VA#
March 19th @ Local 506 in Carrboro, NC#
March 21st @ The Social in Orlando, FL#
March 22nd @ Crowbar    in Tampa, FL#
March 24th @ Walter's in Houston, TX#
March 25th @ Sidewinder in Austin, TX#
March 26th @ Gas Monkey in Dallas, TX#
March 28th @ Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, AZ#
March 29th @ The Irenic     in San Diego, CA#
March 30th @ The Roxy     in Los Angeles, CA#
March 31st @ Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA#
April 2nd @ The Hawthorne in Portland, OR#
April 3rd @ Chop Suey in Seattle, WA#
April 6th @ Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO#
April 8th @ The Luminary in St. Louis, MO#

^w/Caspian
& w/Caspian & Defeater
# w/Foxing

 Landscapes To release New Album 'Modern Earth' In April.

Landscapes.Tuesday 9th February 2016
Landscapes are proud to announce the follow up to 2013's 'Life Gone Wrong' with the stunning new album 'Modern Earth' released 8th April 2016 via Pure Noise Records.

The album, which sees the band evolving their sound whilst maintaining their punk rock ethos was engineered at The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA by Sam Pura (Basement, The Story So Far) and mixed and masted by Neil Kennedy at the Ranch Production House in Southampton, UK.


"If Life Gone Wrong's concept was about being in that moment as it all falls around you, Modern Earth is a continuation of that story, an expansion explaining the disease of the mind, sculpting, adjusting and accepting those circumstances as it suffocates you powerless." says lead vocalist, Shaun Milton. He continues "Recording in California was a very different experience as to what we were used to but we learned a lot from our time out there and with our musical influence broadened, we can't wait to convey that in front of an audience soon!"

MODERN EARTH tracklisting:
1. Mouths Of Decadence 
2. Observer 
3. Death After Life 
4. Embrace 
5. Remorser 
6. Neighbourhood 
7. Escapism
8. Aurora 
9. Radiance 
10. Transient 
11.  Heaven Ascended

'In a world prone to war, segregation, disease, recession, depression, imagine leaving this planet for a promised land beyond our dreams... a fracture of hope in the existence of today... only to find that your experience on this new world is no different from your own and you are trapped in the bubble of time and space, a paradox of the modern earth as we know it... As we fall into the abyss of a future that seems written out for us, your vision begins to shake... and I begin to scream. Welcome to Hell.'

 Filter Announce New Album.

Kendal Calling.Tuesday 9th February 2016
"'Crazy Eyes' is hardly bereft of guitars, but there's a substantial amount of electronics and effects in use. The result features heavy industrial crunch and solemn, ambient songs that reach back to Patrick's time in Nine Inch Nails and the first Filter album, 1995's 'Short Bus'" – Billboard

Reconstruction requires deconstruction. The institutions must be razed in order to clear space for the future to flourish. You tear down the old and build up the new. Filter founder, singer, guitarist and producer Richard Patrick knows this dance well. It's what established the group as a multi-platinum industrial alternative luminary, and it's here within their seventh full-length album, 'Crazy Eyes' [Spinefarm Records].

"Filter is the mind," exclaims Richard. "It's your interpretation or my interpretation. Our thing is to look at people's unexplainable behaviour and assess it, using sound. It's a way to approximate the insanity of the human condition. The reason this record is so fucking heavy and strange is it's exactly the opposite of what's popular. It's not pretty. It's not cute. It's real."

Rather than partner with a producer, Richard took up the reins and oversaw the production side himself...

"You recognise it's us from my aggression and singing, but the instrumentation had to change," he admits. "It wasn't about just stacking guitars like we might've done on the last couple of records. There are way more electronics and sound design used."

He collaborated with old friends such as the man behind 1999's seminal platinum-certified 'Title of Record', producer Ben Grosse [Thirty Seconds To Mars, Marilyn Manson], and Michael "Blumpy" Tuller [Nine Inch Nails]. He also worked closely with new band mates Oumi Kapila [guitar, programming], Ashley Dzerigian [bass], Chris Reeve [drums] and Bobby Miller [keyboards], plus former Filter bandmates, Johnny Radke and Danny Lohner.

Mixing, meanwhile, was taken care of by Brian Virtue (Jane's Addiction, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Deftones), with the mastering being handled by the colourful Howie Weinberg (Van Halen, Mars Volta, The White Stripes).

The first single, 'Take Me To Heaven', rides a pulse-pounding gallop into an entrancing and ponderous refrain.

"I was looking into the eyes of my father when he was passing away, and I held his hand," Richard recalls. "He glanced at me really quickly, focused on me, had this look of gratitude, and then he slipped away. I was almost like, 'I hope you're going to heaven'. Scientifically, the idea doesn't make any sense to me, but if there is a heaven, take me there. That's what happened."

Ultimately, it all comes back to the fact that Richard remains honest.

"I'm completely into this for the music," he concludes. "Being yourself is the most important thing. I authentically went to places I'd never gone before. That was from my heart. I'm trying to be as genuine as possible to what Filter is. It's about sounding fucking different, forward and original."

 Nile Announce Two UK Shows For April.

Nile.Tuesday 9th February 2016
The reigning Kings of technical, brutal and historically themed death metal Nile are very pleased to announce two UK dates this April as part of a wider European run entitled the ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed Part II Tour’.

Special guests on this tour will be Sumerian black/thrash pioneers and Nuclear Blast label mates Melechesh, with support coming from Italian death metallers Embryo (more support to be announced).

Nile’s vehement front man and guitarist Karl Sanders said of the announcement:

“All of us in Nile are very happy to be returning to the UK. Last year’s shows with Nile and Suffocation were quite memorably killer, and I have no doubt that the awesome metal fans of the UK will make these upcoming shows with Nile and Melechesh another fine example of metal brutality.”

You can see Nile and Melechesh live at the following shows:
(inc. ticket links)
7th April – Bristol, Bierkeller
8th April – London, The Dome

 Nothing Announce Their Second Studio Album.

Nothing.Tuesday 9th February 2016
Following the critically acclaimed debut album Guilty Of Everything, described by Noisey as "the most complete, satisfying, and original-sounding shoegaze album since the scene that celebrated itself burnt out," Philadelphia's NOTHING will release their second Relapse Records full-length, Tired Of Tomorrow, on May 13th 2016.

People often wonder why NOTHING are so damn loud. In the case of many artists, the volume stems from a preoccupation with negativity, misanthropy and the human condition. But while NOTHING's attitude lines up with these ideas, their personality isn't one that the band picked from a list of clichés. It's one moulded by their own experiences, from family troubles and personal tragedy to a string of bad luck that Murphy's Law would balk at. And that volume, rather than a selling point, is the only way the band has been able to translate the difficulty of real-life events into musical form.

Tired Of Tomorrow is a record born out of a chain of events that forced frontman Domenic Palermo to drastically re-think and re-shape his perspective about both life and music. Borrowing from personal memoir and external works alike, NOTHING have worked the deepest influences of their youth and maturation into a package that's ultimately at its most relevant in the present day.

Tired Of Tomorrow was originally set for release via Collect Records, until the band discovered that the label had been funded by the now-infamous hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli, whose roster subsequently dissolved under the weight of the unsettling controversy surrounding him. Though the album was written before the Shkreli debacle, Palermo sees those events to only have strengthened the sentiments and ideas behind Tired Of Tomorrow, rather than confuse its message. It's a mess to think about, but as always, the contradictions and paradoxes of the kind NOTHING harnesses ultimately lead to the greatest revelations, and the band's personal and tragic path has nonetheless led NOTHING to produce deeply heartfelt and inspiring music. Whichever way you want to look at it, you can't deny that NOTHING feels good.

The band's 2014 debut LP Gulity Of Everything, a record inspired largely by the events surrounding Palermo's incarceration in 2002 following an aggravated assault charge (to which he pleaded self-defense), garnered widespread critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, NPR, Stereogum, SPIN, Noisey, The FADER, Vogue and many others.  Having toured relentlessly across North America and Europe, playing with the likes of DIIV, Merchandise, Torche, Failure, Hum and many more, NOTHING will announce tour dates for 2016 imminently.

May 13th 2016 will see the worldwide release of Tired Of Tomorrow via Relapse Records. More details and new music are soon to be revealed.

  • Fever Queen
  • The Dead Are Dumb
  • Vertigo Flowers
  • ACE (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Nineteen Ninety Heaven
  • Curse Of The Sun
  • Eaten By Worms
  • Everyone Is Happy
  • Our Plague
  • Tired Of Tomorrow
  •  Kendal Calling Announces 2016 Line Up.

    Kendal Calling.Monday 8th February 2016
    Having sold out their 10th birthday edition a whopping 19 weeks in advance last year, Kendal Calling returns to the beautiful Lake District in 2016 with huge headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rudimental, Madness and The Charlatans.   

    One of Manchester’s finest musical sons Noel Gallagher will be bringing a catalogue of festival-ready anthems to the fields with his High Flying Birds. Exactly 20 years to the week since Oasis’s seminal Knebworth and Loch Lomand shows, Noel will take to the stage at Kendal Calling for what is sure to be one of the festivals defining moments.  Expect cuts from his two hugely acclaimed solo records plus some old favourites as a genuine musical icon graces the Lake District with his mighty anthems. .

    Chart-topping drum and bass crossover kings Rudimental’s high octane, party sets have cemented their reputation as one of the best live acts around.  Last year’s sophomore album ‘We The Generation’ featuring huge collaborations with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Dizzee Rascal whilst debut album ‘Home’ catapulted the band into the mainstream and captured the hearts of the nation’s youth.

    Celebrating 40 years since their formation, London legends Madness are the ultimate sing along band and their hit laden set is sure to include the likes of ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘One Step Beyond’ and ‘Our House’.  Suggs, Carl and the Madness boys know how to work the crowd and these consummate showmen’s career spanning set will be a summer festival highlight.

    A year on from their triumphant return with landmark album ‘Modern Nature’ and five years on from the founding of singer Tim Burgess’ festival favourite Tim Peaks Diner, The Charlatans return to Kendal Calling as special guest Thursday headliners. Expect hits galore as these North West heroes grace the stage and Tim pops up over the weekend to deliver dj sets and the finest cherry pie and coffee at Tim Peaks Diner.

    Tim Burgess, Charlatans singer and founder of Tim Peaks Diner comments:
    "As ever, I'm really looking forward to Kendal Calling. The sixth year in a row for me, the second time The Charlatans will have headlined and this year is the fifth year for Tim Peaks. It's going to be an extra special four days. See you there!"

    Joining the headliners are indie rock sensation Catfish and the Bottlemen, quirky indie quartet Everything Everything, gritty three piece Band Of Skulls, power pop icons Ash, incendiary Swedish rock and rollers The Hives, bombastic classic rockers The Darkness, enduring New Yorkers We Are Scientists, BBC Sound Of stars Blossoms, riotous punk upstart Ratboy, Merseyside slacker champs Hooton Tennis Club, the smoky blues of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, fresh faced garage punkers Pretty Vicious and filling the now customary hip hop legends slot the mighty Sugarhill Gang and many more. 

    Over on the dance stage will be none other than returning man of the moment Craig David’s TS5, living legend David Rodigan MBE and Radio 1 and XOYO resident Toddla T.

    Kendal Calling founder Ben Robinson comments:
    "My first gig in a field was Loch Lomond watching Oasis twenty years ago. That moment defined my youth and calling in the years to follow. Noel’s songwriting has soundtracked the lives of millions over the last two decades; it’s with great pride that we’re able to bring those anthems and his new hits to the fields of Kendal Calling. Alongside Rudimental, Madness, The Charlatans and the rest of the bill it’s going to be another weekend to remember, see you the fields!"

    Set in the stunning surrounds of the Lake District’s Eridge Deer Park, this innovative, independent festival is renowned for more than just music and festival lovers will also enjoy 4 days of arts installations, comedy, gourmet food, kid’s entertainment and a real ale festival all within the confines of what is widely regarded to be the most beautiful festival site in the UK.

    With the festival fully established as one of the undisputed highlights of the busy summer calendar, Kendal Calling 2016 is not to be missed.  Tickets always sell out for the festival well in advance so grab your ticket now and see you in the fields!

    Full Lineup To Date:
    Noel Gallagher / Rudimental / Madness / The Charlatans
    Catfish & Bottlemen / Ash / Everything Everything / Band of Skulls / The Hives / We are Scientists / The Darkness / Blossoms / Ratboy / Craig David’s TS5 / Sugarhill Gang / Toddla T / David Rodigan MBE / Pretty Vicious / Hooton Tennis Club / Sundara Karma / Rag 'n' Bone / Lightning Seeds / Age of Glass / Alice Gasson / Auction For The Promise Club / Beds in Parks / Blueprint Blue / BMX Bandits / Bridges / Britpoporama Indie Disco / Buffalo Brothers / Camp Stag / Colour / Dave Rybka / Ded Rabbit / Documenta / Dorey The Wise / Dust Junkys / Fours / Gideon Conn / Grumbling Fur / Hatcham Social / Haus / Henge / Horsebeach / IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE / Kelvin / Kid Kapichi / Kismet Ryding / Liberty Ship / Marsicans / Modern Minds / Molotov Jukebox / New York Tourists / Omit Sleep / Plastic Mermaids / Publik Sektor / Puppet Rebellion / Riot Jazz Brass Band / Rosie Lowe / Shunya / Signals / Stay Beautiful Bowie Disco / Teen Canteen / The Bear Around Your Neck / The Big Moon / The Crookes / The Floodgates / The Galivantes / The Hidden Revolution / The Lottery Winners / The Mexanines / The Soul Rays / The Templebys / Thingumabob & The Thingumajigs / Thomas Turgoose (DJ set) / Tim Book Two with Tim Burgess / Too Many T’s / Too Much Love / Turrentine Jones / Viola Beach / Where Fires Are

     Stone Free Festival Add More Bands.

    Stone Free Festival.Monday 8th February 2016
    Kilimanjaro Live and The O2 are proud to reveal the next wave of acts joining this year's inaugural STONE FREE FESTIVAL.

    Joining Alice Cooper, Rick Wakeman, The Darkness, Marillion, Steve Hackett and Blackberry Smoke on the Main Stage at The O2 Arena comes Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here Symphonic Live, to be performed on Sunday 19th June.

    Released just last week by Decca, Wish You Were Here Symphonic is the first orchestral reworking of Pink Floyd's classic album, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the original. The performance at The O2 will include the 25-piece London Orion Orchestra who perform on the album, and will be providing the orchestral backing later that evening for Rick Wakeman's hugely anticipated performance of The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table. Performing the album in full – along with a selection of Pink Floyd's greatest hits – the show will feature conductor Peter Scholes and Frank Dunnery on guitar, known for his work with both It Bites and his long-time collaboration with Robert Plant.

    You can listen to their beautiful version of 'Welcome To The Machine' here

    STONE FREE FESTIVAL also features a huge host of artists performing across other stages within The O2 complex. Northern Irish alt-rock three-piece Therapy? lead the way on Saturday 18th June. Since their 1992 major label debut Nurse featuring their first Top 40 hit 'Teethgrinder', and their 1993 breakthrough album Troublegum which included the hit singles 'Screamager', 'Die Laughing' and 'Nowhere', the band have become a British rock institution.

    Performing both classics and brand new songs from their 14th studio album Disquiet, the bruisingly melodic punk/metal trio will be headlining the Daytime Second Stage within The O2 complex. Typically confrontational, challenging, vengeful and venomous, Disquiet is a visceral and utterly compelling document of a confident band operating at the peak of their powers and makes this a not-to-be missed set

    Also appearing that day will be Finnish multi-instrumentalist, former Hanoi Rocks frontman and revered rock 'n' roll icon Michael Monroe who will be bringing his eclectic and high-energy stage show to The O2. With a band featuring bassist Sami Yaffa, drummer Karl Rockfist and guitarists Dregen and Steve Conte, it's no wonder that their kick-ass rock'n'roll evokes the riotous legacy of their previous bands, having performed variously in the New York Dolls, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Danzig and The Backyard Babies amongst many others.

    Fast-rising blues guitar hero Jared James Nichols will be providing a more blues-inspired experience. The Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist's current album Old Glory & The Wild Revival channels blues grit and gusto through bombastic arena-size rock 'n' roll. It's raw, raucous and righteously real and will be a blistering experience live.

    Bringing a feminine glamour to proceedings will be stunning soul-rock songstress – and ex-lead singer of the acclaimed rock band Saint Jude – Jackaman, who released her highly acclaimed No Halo EP last year, and British trio The Lounge Kittens, whose harmony-driven, lounge-style versions of rock and metal classics have graced the stages of Sonisphere, Download and Glastonbury as well as providing one of the most talked-about support acts of recent years when they performed with bad boys of metal Steel Panther on their European arena tour.

    Sunday 19th June will feature London-based progressive, psychedelic rockers Messenger, who have recently announced their signing to InsideOutMusic. Their labelmates and fellow progressive rock band, Haken, who PROG magazine have described as "One of the brightest young bands in the progressive sphere right now", are also revealed today as joining the bill.

    As previously announced STONE FREE FESTIVAL will be headlined on Saturday 18th June by the legendary master of the macabre ALICE COOPER in a UK exclusive, and on Sunday 19th June by the titan of progressive rock RICK WAKEMAN in a WORLD exclusive performance of his flamboyant, 12-million-selling masterpiece The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table for the first time since 1975. The STONE FREE FESTIVAL marks the debut solo performances by both artists at The O2.

    Further artists on the main stage include flamboyant rockers The Darkness, prog rock heroes Marillion, guitarist Steve Hackett and Southern rock riffers Blackberry Smoke. A diverse bill of artists from all areas of the classic rock world will also be performing throughout The O2.

     Jamie Woon Announces UK Tour.

    Jamie Woon.Monday 8th February 2016
    The news of Jamie Woon's return made a lot of patient fans very happy when he revealed his new single Sharpnessa few weeks ago. Introduced to the world by Pharrell on his Beats 1 show in July, with playlist additions across Radio 1, 6 Music and 1Xtra and an intimate yet triumphant live return in London last week, Jamie is excited to announce the release of his new album, Making Time, on PMR Records on November 6th.

    "Each project takes as long as it takes," says Jamie. "It's quite common for me to start a song and then sit on it for 2 years before I finish it. I used to feel a lot of guilt about how long things take, but I've made peace with that. Part of the reason this record took so long is that I wanted to feel like a new person, releasing a new record."

    In the four years following the release of his debut album Mirrorwriting, Jamie made an appearance on Disclosure's debut album Settle in 2013 and played a select few festivals around Europe. These brief appearances were a just a quick reprieve during the valuable time Jamie spent writing his new record. 

    An undeniable focus and informed musical ear are signatures of Jamie's work both on record and on stage, as well as a fine attention to detail. Elsewhere on Making Time, Willy Mason lends his distinctive vocal to Celebration, Robin Hannibal and Jamie team up on Sharpness, Royce Wood Junior collaborates on Lament and co-production across the album comes from Lexxx. The first song they worked on together is the opening track on Making Time: Message. This soulful rumination explores the idea of ambition. "That's me explaining what I've been up to and working out why I do this," Jamie explains. "The process of this record was about me finding that confidence in myself."

    Pre-order Making Time from iTunes and receive a free download of Message now, watch Jamie performing it in session HERE

    Pre-order Making Time from iTunes - http://po.st/MakingTimeF

    UK Headline Tour:

    2nd March '16 Sheffield Plug
    3rd March '16 Manchester Gorilla
    5th March '16 Birmingham The Library
    6th March '16 Glasgow ABC
    8th March '16 Brighton Concorde 2
    9th March '16 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
    10th March '16 bristol Bierkeller


     Coast To Coast To Release EP.

    Coast To Coast.Monday 8th February 2016
     "I've never really had much to be proud of," says Kei Hyland, vocalist of Birmingham quartet, Coast To Coast; "I'm used to being the average, quiet kid. In the past I have tried to please other people, and have been scared of being myself, but the passion and sense of community in the punk scene is what first attracted me to it -  without music my life would be so dull! And now I am so proud of the music we have managed to make."

    Coast To Coast's first strike is debut E.P, Dwell, a collection of dynamic rock nuggets which sees the band treading a line between pop punk and pop rock, Kei's idiosynchratic vocals soaring atop the mix like a Hawk on an updraft.

    "With this being our first EP we didn't want to bolt ourselves down to a single genre," states Kei; "We wanted to just play whatever we liked without worrying too much about it. We've ended up with an EP that has a bit of everything, 'Bloom' shows off our pop punkside, which is really our bread and butter, but then 'Cornerstones' has a more emo overtone. Each song is different, but they all have the same roots."

    Completed by guitarists Alex Edge and Josh Taylor and drummer Darius Walters, Coast To Coast are a distinctly British band, perpetuators of their own self-effacing Twitter hashtag #dadbodsquad, and the nickname "Sad Sods With Dad Bods". "It started off as just a joke between us and a few friends, and now lots of people associate it with us," laughs Kei; "It's a joke about me eating too many cheeseburgers!"

    Coast To Coast 'Dwell' Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Bloom 3. Cornerstone 4. Bunkbeds
    Coast To Coast Live Dates:
    5th February 2016 - Mansfield, The Intake*
    6th February 2016 - Birmingham, House Show*
    7th February 2016 - Sheffield, The Riverside*
    26th March 2016 - Derby, Less Than Three Festival, The Victoria Inn
    30th March 2016 - Camden, Fiddlers Elbow^
    31st March 2016 - Oxford – Bullingdon^
    1st April 2016 - Bristol, Stag & Hounds^
    2nd April 2016 - Birmingham, The Asylum^
    3rd April 2016 - Manchester, Night & Day Café^
    4th April 2016 - Sheffield, TBA^
    24th April 2016 - Birmingham, Dwell Launch Party Show, The Rainbow~
    (*- with Catch Fire | ^- with Better Than Never | ~- with Best Years)

     Immolation To Support Marduk In The UK.

    Immolation.Monday 8th February 2016
    Yonkers NY’s unique death metal masters, Immolation are very pleased to announce that they will be supporting black metal veterans Marduk on their upcoming May UK dates.

    The 4 date run commences with a performance at London’s infamous extreme music event, Incineration Festival (also with Marduk) on May 8th, culminating on May 11th with a final show at The Fleece, Bristol.

    Commanding frontman and bassist Ross Dolan said of the announcement:
    "We are very excited to be returning to Europe, supporting and sharing the stage with our good friends and metal brothers in Marduk. We have toured with the Marduk guys many times before in the past and are looking forward to a great tour with some great people. It will be a good one for sure, see you all in May!"

    You can purchase tickets for the Immolation / Marduk dates here:
    (inc. ticket links)
    8th May – Incineration Festival, London
    9th May – Manchester, Sound Control
    10th May – Glasgow, G2
    11th May – Bristol, The Fleece

    Immolation are currently working on a brand new studio album which is due for release this summer via Nuclear Blast.

    Stay tuned for more details…

    Immolation are now a name long synonymous with the extreme music scene, they have been delivering some of the most unique and creatively dark, death metal the underground has witnessed over the past 25 years.  They continue to push the boundaries and remain a vibrant force for the future of a genre that they helped define. Ever since their debut album ‘Dawn of Possession’ (Roadrunner) was released in in 1991, they have continued album after album to refine and hone their most identifiable style, creating some of the darkest and most adventurous death metal the scene has ever heard. With such classic albums as ‘Here In After’, ‘Failures for Gods’, and ‘Close To A World Below’ (Metal Blade), as well as their more recent critically acclaimed releases, ‘Unholy Cult’, ‘Harnessing Ruin’, ‘Hope and Horror’(ep) and ‘Shadows In The Light’ (Listenable/Century Media),  the band has developed into one of the premiere extreme acts of our time.

    The next stage in Immolation’s evolution was their signing to Nuclear Blast and release of their NB debut record ‘Majesty and Decay’ (2010). The record not only far surpassed their previous releases musically, but also started a new chapter in their career.

     UB40 To Play Forestry Commission Show This Summer.

    UB40.Monday 8th February 2016
    UB40’s three founding members will be making a triumphant return to Westonbirt Arboretum this summer as part of Forest Live, the annual concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

    UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue will be performing a set of classic hits that a whole generation of fans grew up with, such as: ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One in Ten’, ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Please Don’t Make Me Cry’, ‘Kingston Town’ and ‘(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You’, acknowledging UB40’s status as Britain’s most successful reggae band of all time.

    Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 15 years history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

    Commenting on the gig, Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40, said “It will actually be ten years ago to the very weekend that we graced the same stage at Westonbirt Arboretum. We hope you can come and enjoy this very special reunion with us.”

    UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue plus special guests Radio Riddler: 

    Saturday 18 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.

    Tickets £38.50 plus £4.35 booking fee available from 9.00am Friday 12 February from Forestry Commission box office tel. 03000 680400 or buy online from forestry.gov.uk/music

     The Ready Set Sign To Hopeless Records And Announce New Album.

    The Ready Set.Monday 8th February 2016
    Hopeless Records is excited to announce the signing of electro-pop act, The Ready Set. Along with the signing news, The Ready Set has announced that the band will be releasing their new album, 'I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love', on April 8, 2016. The music video for the first single, 'Good Enough', can be viewed here: smarturl.it/GoodEnoughVideo. The new album is now available to pre-order on iTunes with a free instant download of 'Good Enough': smarturl.it/IWillBeNothing. Fans can also pre-order various merch bundles from the webstore, here: smarturl.it/TRSmerch

    'I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love' an album full of pop gems with infectious tropical backbeats - marks some of The Ready Set's strongest work to date. "The record as a whole feels like a reinvention of myself," says Jordan Witzigreuter of The Ready Set. "I stripped everything down and produced the whole thing by myself from top to bottom, so it could feel 100% true to what I wanted it to be. It's a fresh start."

    The Ready Set will be embarking on tour in the U.S. with a number of headlining dates later this month, followed by The Fight For Something tour with Tonight Alive, Set It Off, and Say We Can Fly, which kicks off on March 1st. Please see below for dates. Purchase tickets here: http://on.fb.me/1S36fjn

    'I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love' Track Listing:
    1. Disappearing Act
    2. Being Afraid
    3. Good Enough
    4. Concrete
    5. I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love
    6. Run With Me
    7. Should We Go Downtown
    8. Swim
    9. No Love (feat. Ansley Newman)
    10. First
    11. Fire In The Sky
    12. See You
     
    Jordan Witzigreuter was only 20 years old when nearly overnight, the young Indiana-born musician—who had spent the better part of his teens writing an arsenal of illegally catchy, electro-pop songs—was plucked from near obscurity and thrust into the spotlight. Six years have passed since the release of The Ready Set's debut album, I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming, which hit No. 3 on Billboard's Heatseakers chart, thanks to the platinum-selling success of the LP's first single, "Love Like Woe. 2011 saw the release of The Ready Set's sophomore album Feel Good Now and the hit song "Young Forever." The band's most recent album, 2014's The Bad & The Better, charted at #75 on the Billboard 200. The Ready Set has toured with The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cher Loyd, Breathe Carolina, We The Kings, and more.

     Hands Like Houses Announce UK Tour For May.

    Hands Like Houses.Monday 8th February 2016
    Australian rock band Hands Like Houses have announced a rescheduled UK run of dates this May.  Tickets purchased previously will be valid.

    UK TOUR DATES:
    Wed 25th May Manchester Academy 3
    Thurs 26th May Leeds key Club
    Fri 27th May Glasgow Cathouse
    Sat 28th May Newcastle, Uni SU
    Sun 29th May Liverpool Arts Centre Loft
    Mon 30th May Nottingham Bodega
    Tues 31st May Birmingham O2 Institute
    Wed 1st June Southampton Joiners
    Thurs 2nd June Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
    Fri 3rd June London O2 Academy Islington
    Sat 4th June Bristol Exchange

     Deftones Announce New Album 'Gore'.

    Deftones.Sunday 7th February 2016
    Multiplatinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Deftones have announced that they will release their eagerly awaited eighth studio album, entitled GORE, on April 8th via Warner Bros. Records. GORE is available for pre-order beginning today at http://www.deftones.com. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the first single, "Prayers/Triangles." The album was produced by Matt Hyde and Deftones.

    Digital: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/gore/id1078767494

    CD at Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01BFXN0MU

    Says Deftones singer Chino Moreno of the album: "Out of respect for Pac, Big, Stevie, Michael, Hendrix, GORE is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest, just one of."

    In addition, the Deftones music store will be offering an exclusive and limited edition, 180 gram, double LP vinyl version of GORE. This will be limited to 3,500 foil-stamped and numbered gatefold jackets and is available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/Gore180.

    Deftones will hit the road in the spring, starting with a March 5th headline performance on night two at Travis Barker's Musink Festival — a three-day tattoo convention, car show, and concert in California,  followed by appearances at this year's SXSW music festival. May and June will find Deftones appearing at major festivals in the U.S. and Europe, including Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, Rock AM Ring, Rock IM Park, and Download Festival, among others as well as a solo-headline show at Wembley Arena. Please see below for upcoming tour dates.

    Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. Deftones is vocalist/guitarist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, keyboardist/samplist Frank Delgado, drummer Abe Cunningham and bassist Sergio Vega.

    The track-listing for GORE is as follows:
    1. Prayers/Triangles
    2. Acid Hologram
    3. Doomed User
    4. Geometric Headdress
    5. Hearts and Wires
    6. Pittura Infamante
    7. Xenon
    8. (L)MIRL
    9. Gore
    10. Phantom Bride
    11. Rubicon

    Deftones upcoming tour dates:

    03/05    Costa Mesa, CA        Musink Festival
    03/16    Mission, TX            Never Say Never Festival
    03/19    San Antonio, TX        Lonestar Events Center
    03/20    Dallas, TX            South Side Ballroom
    03/22    Houston, TX            Revention Music Center
    03/24    Lubbock, TX            Lonestar Pavilion
    05/08    Kannapolis, NC        Carolina Rebellion
    05/13    Augusta, GA            Shaky Knees Festival (May 13th -15th)
    06/03    London, UK            The SSE Arena Wembley
    06/04    Mendig, Germany        Rock AM Ring
    06/05    Nürnberg, Germany        Rock IM Park
    06/10    Paris, France            Download Festival
    06/11    Donington, UK                    Download Festival 
    06/12  Nickelsdorf, Austria        Novarock Festival
    06/14    Cologne, Germany        Palladium
    06/15    Berlin, Germany        Columbiahalle
    06/17    Aarhus, Denmark        NorthSide Festival
    06/18    Reykjavik, Iceland        Secret Solstice

     Aversions Crown Release New Single.

    Aversions Crown.Sunday 7th February 2016
    Brisbane metal destroyers AVERSIONS CROWN have released had their new digital single "Erebus" available via iTunes.
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/erebus-single/id1075866928 
    Fans can also check the visualizer / lyric video, here: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw

    "'Erebus' is the first taste of what's to come from AVERSIONS CROWN in 2016," comments guitarist Chris Cougan. "We've written over 20 songs for our next record, we're really excited about Mark's vocals, he is killing it. We couldn't wait to share some of it with you so head bang to 'Erebus' and we'll see you on the road soon with more new music!"
    'Erebus' will appear on Aversions Crown's next monstrous slab of brutality, which they will be tracking this month. The new year is set to get even more oppressive as the band delve further into their extraterrestrial dystopian nightmare.

    The band's latest album, Tyrant, was created in the oppressive heat of Brisbane's summer with THY ART IS MURDER's Andy Marsh producing and Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPELCARNIFEX) of Audio Hammer mixing. With a thematic fixation on dystopian nightmares and hostile extraterrestrial encounters, the relentless barrage AVERSIONS CROWN churn out across these ten songs will soundtrack either a solid Halo session or the coming invasion. The striking artwork was created by Swedish visionary Pär Olofsson, who has worked with acts like PSYCROPTICABORTEDABYSMAL DAWN, and THE FACELESS.
    Watch the music video for "Earth Sterilizer" as well as "Hollow Planet," "Vectors," and "The Glass Sentiment" on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/UpOczU
    About AVERSIONS CROWN:

    Formed in 2010 in Queensland's Brisbane - the same sunny stretch of Australian coastline that spawned PORTAL and THE AMITY AFFLICTION AVERSIONS CROWN developed their pummeling blend of mechanized brutality and haunting atmospherics by utilizing three guitarists brandishing 8-string guitars. Appearing live as a wall of muscle, guitars and flailing hair, the band have logged serious road miles across Australia, Europe, and the U.K. with acts like THY ART IS MURDERTHE ACACIA STRAINOCEANOALL SHALL PERISH, and CATTLE DECAPITATION. They've also appeared on Warped Tour.

     Raveneye Announce Tour Dates.

    Raveneye.Sunday 7th February 2016
    UK Trio RavenEye, who released their debut EP "Breaking Out" last year to rave reviews, have just been nominated in the Best New Band category at Planet Rock's The Rocks 2016 awards.  The band have also announced their first headline London show at Islington Garage for February 16th. This will be the final date of their UK tour which kicked off on January 21st.   Tickets are £7 available here:  www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/aji1602u  At the same time the band will be releasing the track 'Hey, Hey Yeah' as a single:  https://soundcloud.com/itsraveneye/hey-hey-yeah-1/s-lh2OH

    Last year saw the band touring as main support to Slash in both Europe and America, where they received a ton of great reviews, as well as playing headline slots of their own at The Viper Room, L.A. and the Billboard Lounge N.Y.

    Even though he's still only 25 year sold, Oli Brown, singer and multi award winning guitarist, has already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani.  He recorded the 5 tracks on "Breaking Out" before teaming up with drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers to take the songs out live - et voilà – RavenEye was born.

    Classic Rock called the EP's lead track 'Breaking Out' a 'filthy monster of a song'.  Listen here:  https://soundcloud.com/itsraveneye/breaking-out.  The band have also been confirmed on a number of US and European Festival dates.

    February
    Sat 6 - Marrs Bar, Worcester, Worcestershire
    Sun 7 – Bannermans, Edinburgh
    Mon 8 – The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Thur 11 – The Horn, St. Albans
    Fri 12 - Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
    Sat 13 – Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena, NI
    Tue 16th – Upstairs At The Garage, London
     
    Sat April 30 – Moonstone Music Festival – Orlando FL
    Sun May 8 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
    Sun May 15 – Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI
    Sat June 18 – Azkena Rock Festival – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

     Ducking Punches Announce New Album.

    Ducking Punches.Sunday 7th February 2016
    Xtra Mile Recordings can now happily announce that forthcoming album by Ducking Punches, entitled 'Fizzy Brain' will be released on 4th March 2016. It's available for preorder now, and early birds who pre-order the album digitally will receive two new tracks 'Greedy Bones' and 'God Damn Coward', instantly. You can listen to the tracks here - 'Greedy Bones' and 'God Damn Coward'.

    A full band, headline tour of the UK is taking shape for March – but before that though they're out on the road supporting Lucero in the UK throughout February and then join Frank Turner on a far-reaching jaunt across Europe in April. Full dates are:

    SUPPORTING LUCERO:
    FEBRUARY
    4 Newcastle, The Cluny 
    5 Glasgow, Audio
    6 Bristol, Exchange 
    7 Bristol, Exchange 
    9 Manchester, Ruby Lounge 
    10 Manchester, Ruby Lounge 
    11 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club 
    12 London, The Garage
    13 Southampton, The Joiners

    >HEADLINE TOUR:
    MARCH
    3 LONDON, The Monarch 
    4 Kingston, Banquet Records instore 
    5 SOUTHSEA, the birdcage 
    6 BRIGHTON, The Pav Tav
    7 BRISTOL, The Stag and Hounds
    8 SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners 
    9 CAMBRIDGE, The Portland Arms 
    11 NORWICH, Arts Centre. 

    SUPPORTING FRANK TURNER:
    APRIL
    07 Italy Milan  Circolo Magnolia
    08 Italy Treviso New Age Club
    09 Slovenia Liubljana Kino Siska
    10 Slovakia Bratislava Majestic Music Club
    12 Serbia Belgrade Magacin Depo
    13 Hungary Budapest A38 Ship
    14 Czech Republic Prague 1   Lucerna Music Bar
    15 Poland Wroclaw Firlej
    16 Poland Warsaw Klub Proxima
    18 Denmark Aarhus Atlas
    19 Denmark Copenhagen Lille Vega
    21 Norway Bergen USF Rokeriet
    22 Norway Oslo Rockefeller Music Hall
    23 Finland Helsinki Tavastia Club
    24 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Medis
    25 Sweden Gothenburg Pustervik
    27 Denmark Aalborg 1000Fryd

    'Fizzy Brain', the band's third album, was produced by Owen Turner (Bearsuit, Magoo, The Broken Family Band) at Sickroom Studios in Norfolk. Following on from their previous two, the self-titled debut from 2010 and Dance Before You Sleep from 2014, they've collectively cranked the vitality and volume while building melody, texture and drama with violins, gang vocals and amplification. Whilst all the while retaining the pace and dynamics that brought Ducking Punches to such live acclaim.

    Speaking of the album, frontman Dan Allen says: "We are so proud of this record, it was written much more collaboratively than previous releases and I think this has made for far stronger songs. It carries similar themes to Dance Before You Sleep in that it touches on loss, mental health, death and love. However, it is a far more hopeful record. This one was so cathartic albeit it often heartbreaking to write and I really hope everyone digs it."

    With a soaring sound that seems only to get larger with each album, these songs are as stirring as they are a call-to-arms, as blaring and exhilarating as they can be heart-rending and tender.

    Originally the solo acoustic songs of vocalist and guitarist Dan Allen, Ducking Punches are now a punk/rock quintet. Hailing from Norwich, the band has nearly 1,000 shows under their belt, including a European tour in 2014 with Frank Turner and Andrew Jackson Jihad, as well as festival sets at Reading and Leeds, Download, Groezrock, FEST and support slots alongside The Hold Steady, The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Franz Nicolay and Leatherface.

    'Fizzy Brain' will be released on CD, LP and download at the following places:

    Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FizzyBrain_Amazon
    iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FizzyBrain_iTunes
    Banquet Records: http://smarturl.it/FizzyBrain_Banquet
    Xtra Mile Recordings: http://smarturl.it/FizzyBrain_XMR

     Van Canto To Release New Album.

    Van Canto.Sunday 7th February 2016
    In 2006, VAN CANTO surprised the world of metal with a revolutionary idea: to perform metal music with vocals and drums only. Nine years later, after five top 20 releases in Germany, sold out headlining tours throughout Europe and festival performances taking the band from Wacken to Australia, Van Canto now mark a new chapter in the story of "metal a cappella": Vocal Metal Musical.

    "Vocal Metal Music further develops what we stand for as Van Canto. Not only can our voices sing and imitate guitars but they are also able to tell stories. It has been six years that we've been working on this concept – and now we're finally able to share it with the world", says founding band member Stef.

    March 11th, 2016 sees the release of the brand new album "Voices Of Fire" on earMUSIC by Van Canto. For this release, the band has teamed up with German bestseller author Christoph Hardebusch ("Die Trolle" – engl. "The Trolls") who is going to release his new fantasy novel "Feuerstimmen" on March 17th, 2016 on Piper Verlag.

    "We are barely able to tell what came first: the music as part of the novel or the novel as part of our album. Christoph Hardebusch and we worked hand in hand on this. Our compositions did influence the novel and vice versa. Simply put, we created our own world – a world full of competing kingdoms, epic battles, dragons, fire and bards. Not always deadly serious but full of adventures to set your imagination running wild... like Van Canto does," explains lead singer Sly who developed the plot of the novel together with Christoph Hardebusch.

    „On the one hand working closely with Van Canto was a lot of fun but on the other hand it was also very demanding," adds author Christoph Hardebusch. "The great picture can only be achieved when creative minds interact with each other; the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Right from the start, story and music has been a unit which has influenced and fueled each other."

    For the first time, Van Canto is working with the London Metro Voices – a choir which also sang on the soundtracks of the popular blockbuster saga "Lord of the Rings".

    "Nowadays, especially in metal, everyone is creating this pseudo symphonic metal, trying to squeeze as many drum machine tracks and fake orchestra sounds in one song as possible. We wanted to do it differently. We wanted to create an album full of human sounds – either by using one's hands for drumming or using your voice," drummer Bastian, who is responsible for directing the various international choirs on the album, explains.

    The cover artwork for "Voices Of Fire" as well as its various illustrations were created by fantasy artist Osmar Arroyo from South America.
    "For this album, we wanted people to actually see the most important scenes. Omar is a great artist who understands our vision," Ross, responsible for the guitar vocals, adds.

    Coinciding with the album release, the band is going to tour Europe in 2016.
    "We will surely find a way to present the songs from the new album in a special way live. But not only, we are of course going to play the most loved Van Canto songs and will also pick songs who weren't part of our setlist for a long time," announces lead singer Inga.

    Van Canto is supported by Grailknights as well as changing local supports and special guests on their upcoming tour.

    March 18        Leipzig – Hellraiser (+ Grailknights + Victorius)
    March 19        Zlin – Masters of Rock Cafe (+ Grailknights + Winterstorm)
    March 20        Prag – Meet Factory (+ Grailknights + Winterstorm)
    March 24        London – O2 Islington (+ Grailknights + End of the Dream)
    March 25        Tilburg – O13 (+ Grailknights + End of the Dream)
    March 26        Vosselaar Biebob (+ Grailknights + End of the Dream)
    March 27        Paris – Le Petit Bain (+ Grailknights + End of the Dream)
    March 31        Wien – Szene (+ Grailknights + Dragony)
    April 1             Pratteln – Z7 (+ Grailknights + Victorius)
    April 2             München – Backstage (+ Grailknights + Victorius)
    April 3             Stuttgart – Im Wizemann (+ Grailknights + Victorius)
    April 9             Hannover – Musikzentrum (+ Grailknights + Sinbreed)
    April 10           Berlin – Lido (+ Grailknights + Sinbreed)
    April 15           Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (+ Freedom Call + Grailknights)
    April 16           Hamburg – Markthalle (+ Freedom Call + Grailknights)
    April 17           Frankfurt – Batschkapp (+ Freedom Call + Grailknights)

     Dynazty To Release Fifth Studio Album.

    Dynazty.Sunday 7th February 2016
    At long last, DYNAZTY unveil their anticipated fifth album, “Titanic Mass”, set for international release on April 15th via Spinefarm Records.

    Hailing from the lively hard rock scene of Stockholm, Sweden, Dynazty are a prime example of forward-thinking and evolutionary sound development. Having established their current formation in 2008, the band's early approach was strictly within the proud and successful tradition of Swedish hard rock as defined by Europe, Treat and the like, culminating with the nationwide Melodifestivalen hit “Land Of Broken Hearts” (from their 3rd full-length album, “Sultans Of Sin”, released in 2012).

    However, it was with the Spinefarm-released album, “Renatus” (2013), that Dynazty truly came into their own. Opting for a sound altogether more modern, more defined, more addictive and more powerful, “Renatus” saw the band taking a leap towards a tighter style with an arsenal of rapid rhythm patterns and machine-gun riffs, underpinning ever-present soaring vocals plus huge, addictive choruses. Boasting massive arrangements, “Renatus” was an exceptional album.

    Now, “Titanic Mass” sees the Swedes taking the next logical step, maintaining the overall tightness and bite of  “Renatus” whilst also giving a courteous nod towards power metal, and finally adding an extra symphonic element – yes, the arrangements are TITANIC this time. The band has succeeded in making the songs more addictive than before, each one pushed to greater heights by the edgy, yet massive production of the overlord of all things metal, Peter Tägtgren (Sabaton, Pain, Dimmu Borgir, Lindemann, etc.).

    Say the band: ‘Titanic Mass’ is the culmination of all of the knowledge we've learned and all of the experience we've gained over the years writing songs and making albums. Our efforts combined with the mastery of producer Peter Tägtgren has resulted in an album that we feel is really strong. To us, ‘Titanic Mass’ is without a doubt our ultimate effort.”

    The cover and track-listing for “Titanic Mass” are as follows:
    Track-listing:
    01. The Human Paradox
    02. Untamer Of Your Soul
    03. Roar Of The Underdog
    04. Titanic Mass
    05. Keys To Paradise
    06. I Want To Live Forever
    07. The Beast Inside
    08. Break Into The Wild
    09. Crack In The Shell
    10. Free Man’s Anthem
    11. The Smoking Gun

    The release of “Titanic Mass” on April 15th (on CD & download) will be preceded by iTunes Grat Track, the hard-hitting “Roar Of The Underdog” on February 12th, when the pre-ordering of the album will commence.

    The 1st single, “The Human Paradox”, accompanied by a video directed by Tage Rönnqvist (Swallow The Sun, Santa Cruz, etc.) will rock your socks off on March 18th.

     Lacey Stream New EP.

    Zakk Wylde To Release Book.Sunday 7th February 2016
    Guitar icon Zakk Wylde will release Book Of Shadows II on April 8th 2016 via Spinefarm Records, his first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favourite. Book Of Shadows II was recently named as one of the "Most Anticipated Metal Releases of 2016" via Rollingstone.com.

    Wylde has been feverishly working on new material since he wrapped up Black Label Society’s "Unblackened" spring tour last year. All songs on Book of Shadows II were recorded and produced at Wylde’s legendary home studio, The Black Vatican, which produced several of Wylde’s recent releases. The new effort will be followed by a wave of tour dates in support to be announced soon.

    Zakk Wylde is no stranger to showing the lighter, introspective side of his music, having previously released two Black Label Society albums of stripped down material. The Song Remains Not the Same was released in 2011 which included acoustic versions of songs originally released on Order of the Black and 2013’s Unblackened, a live acoustic album that was recorded live at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

     Mark Lanegan Announces Intimate UK Toutr.

    Mark LaneganSunday 7th February 2016
    Currently working on new material for the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed Phantom Radio album, MARK LANEGAN has announced news of an extensive tour of acoustic performances in intimate venues throughout Europe. The tour begins in the UK in April before moving on to most major European cities throughout May. Support on the tour comes from his labelmate, collaborator and kindred spirit DUKE GARWOOD. Upcoming live info below:

    Tuesday 19th April – Manchester – Cathedral, UK
    Wednesday 20th April – York - Opera House, UK
    Thursday 21st April – Glasgow - ABC, UK
    Friday 22nd April - Aberdeen - TBC, UK
    Saturday 23rd April – Gateshead - age 2, UK       
    Monday 25th April – Belfast – Empire, UK
    Tuesday 26th April – Dublin – Academy, IRELAND
    Wednesday 27th April – Dublin – Academy, IRELAND
    Friday 29th April – Bristol - St Georges Church, UK
    Saturday 30th April - Brighton - St Georges Church, UK
    Sunday 1st April – Leeds - City Varieties, UK
    Monday 2nd April – Birmingham - Glee Club, UK
    Tuesday 3rd April – London - Union Chapel, UK
    Wednesday 4th April – Lille - Le Splendid, FRANCE    
    Friday 6th April – Tilburg – 013, NETHERLANDS
    Saturday 7th April – Utrecht - Tivoli Hertz, NETHERLANDS        
    Monday 9th May – Paris – Alhambra, FRANCE
    Tuesday 10th May – Cologne – Kulturkirche, GERMANY
    Wednesday 11th May – Ghent – NTGnent, BELGIUM
    Thursday 12th May  - Ghent – NTGnent, BELGIUM        
    Saturday 14th May – Oslo - Storsalen, Chateau Neuf, NORWAY
    Sunday 15th May – Stockholm - Cirkus, Skandia:Scenen, SWEDEN
    Monday 16th May – Malmo - Slagthuset Teatern, SWEDEN
    Tuesday 17th May – Hamburg - Übel + Gefährlich, GERMANY
    Wednesday 18th May – Berlin – Passionkirche, GERMANY
    Thursday 19th May – Prague - Lucerna Music Bar, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Saturday 21st May - St Gallen – Palace, SWITZERLAND
    Sunday 22nd May – Bologna - Teatro Antoniano, ITALY
    Monday 23rd May – Prato - Teatro Metastasio, ITALY
    Tuesday 24th May – Milan – Fabrique, ITALY
    Wednesday 25th May - Madrid - Teatro Lara, SPAIN
    Thursday 26th May - San Sebastian - Teatro Muicipal, SPAIN
    Saturday 28th May - La Coruna - Teatro Rosalia, SPAIN
    Sunday 29th May – Braga - Theatro Circo, PORTUGAL
    Monday 30th May  - Lisbon - Cinema Sao Jorge,  PORTUGAL

     Lacey Stream New EP.

    Lacey.Thursday 4th February 2016
    Ahead of its release tomorrow, Lacey's new EP 'I Don't Owe The World A Thing' is now streaming in full. An often-melancholic collection of tracks, the release follows the release of the Nottingham quartet's debut album 'Under The Brightest Lights' in 2015. The new EP release also coincides with a 15-date tour supporting Bowling For Soup across the UK in Feb which is currently in progress. Following the BFS tour, Lacey have just announced a clutch of headline dates around the country in June.

    Lacey's latest single 'Shadow' is taken from the EP and highlights the sentiment that some things are best left behind us. Premiered on Alex Baker's Kerrang! Radio show, the single is accompanied by a brand new video, which is now in rotation at Kerrang! TV and you can see here.

    At times, the songs of the EP take a darker turn. However, there's a real sense of defiance coupled with that, leaving a glimmer of hope and optimism. Produced by Drew Lawson (ROAM, While She Sleeps) at Steel City Studios, the EP continues in a tradition of compelling songwriting as Lacey take cues from Jimmy Eat World, Kids In Glass Houses and many a classic band that have gone before.

    SEE LACEY LIVE
    (supporting Bowling For Soup):

    February 2016
    4 O2 Academy Liverpool
    5 Manchester Academy
    6 O2 Academy Birmingham
    7 O2 Academy Sheffield
    8 Norwich UEA
    9 Nottingham Rock City
    10 Guildford G Live
    11 London Camden Roundhouse
    12 O2 Academy Bournemouth
    13 Southampton Guildhall
    14 Cardiff Great Hall
    15 O2 Academy Bristol

    HEADLINE TOUR DATES:
    4th June Rock City  Nottingham
    5th June Think Tank  Newcastle
    6th June Sound Control  Manchester
    7th June The Surya  London

     The Defiled Postpone UK Headline Tour.

    The Defiled.Thursday 4th February 2016
    Over a year since their last headline UK tour, THE DEFILED planned to grace our shores once more this January with a run of headline shows in January and February 2016 following a short run of dates as main support to In This Moment.  Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond their control, the In This Moment tour was postponed and so The Defiled's headline dates also became delayed. 

    Both the headline shows and the support shows with In This Moment have now been announced to take place in May.  Full dates are below.  

    The AvD comments, “After our 'Running in Circles' tour getting postponed earlier this year we are proud to announce that we are hitting the road with our brothers Forever Never. These are off dates that coincide with our In This Moment UK tour so get ready for some intimate drunken shenanigans.  Can't wait to see all your pretty faces, let's party!

    2016 will also be a record breaking year for the band when the four piece are officially added to the Guinness Book Of World Records.  Braving arctic conditions, THE DEFILED became the first band to play a gig on an iceberg last year as part of Jagermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series.  The stunt will be immortalised forever in the 2016 Guinness Book Of World Records. 

    Watch a video filmed whilst the band were in Greenland for ‘Five Minutes’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YvCnMfXxqE

    Tickets for the tour are on sale now www.thedefiled.net

    Catch THE DEFILED at the following shows.
    * With IN THIS MOMENT
    ** Headline with support from FOREVER NEVER 

  • Tue 03 May    Norwich - Waterfont Studio**
  • Wed 04 May    Swansea - The Scene**
  • Thu 05 May    Chester - Live Rooms**
  • Fri 06 May    Newcastle - Think Tank**
  • Sat 07 May    Sheffield - Corporation**
  • Sun 08 May    Nottingham - Rescue Rooms**
  • Tue 10 May    York -  The Duchess**
  • Wed 11 May    Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms**
  • Thu 12 May    Oxford - The Bullingdon**
  • Wed 25 May   London - The Forum*
  • Thu 26 May     Birmingham - O2 Institute *
  • Fri 27 May      Manchester - Academy*
  • Sat 28 May    Glasgow - Academy *
  •  The Cult Release 10th Studio Album 'Hidden City'.

    The Cult.Thursday 4th February 2016
    THE CULT releases their incredible 10th studio album, Hidden City, tomorrow, February 5th! The album completes a trilogy that began with 2007's Born Into This - and is anchored by the lead single "Hinterland," which is available NOW on Billboard.com

    The groundbreaking Hidden City is produced by Bob Rock and contains Ian Astbury's trademark baritone and captivating lyrics paired with Billy Duffy's smoldering, textured guitar tones and creates yet another fearless and poignant musical environment for THE CULT's legion of devoted fans. 

    If you would like a review copy of the album, please let us know!

    In support of their latest work, THE CULT is set to hit the road for a series of live experiences unlike any other. Please check out dates below and respond ASAP if you would like to cover THE CULT

    Feb 05 - Tower Theater - Los Angeles, CA
    Feb 17 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
    Feb 19 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
    Mar 18 - SXSW Festival - Austin, TX
    Mar 19 - Brady Theater - Tulsa, OK 
    Mar 20 - Steifel Theater - Salina, KS
    Mar 22 - Anthem at Hard Rock Casino - Sioux City, IA
    Mar 24 - Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
    Mar 25 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
    Mar 26 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI
    Mar 28 - Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
    Mar 29 - Hard Rock Live - Northfield, OH
    Mar 31 - Casino Rama - Rama, ON
    Apr 03 - Foxwoods Casino - Mashantucket, CT
    Apr 05 - Shubert Theater - Boston, MA
    Apr 06 - The Paramount - Huntington, NYY
    Apr 08 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
    Apr 09 - Wellmont Theater - Montclair, NJ
    Apr 10 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
    Apr 12 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
    Apr 14 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
    Apr 15 - Mahaffey Theater - St. Petersburg, FL
    Apr 16 - The Fillmore - Miami, FL

     For I Am Sign To Bearded Punk Records.

    For I Am.Thursday 4th February 2016
    We've watched For I Am grow from being a very promising fun bunch on stage to a major force to be reckoned with, within the Belgian punk rock scene. In under 8 months they've completely sold out the entire first pressing of their debut EP, headed out on their very first European tour and played with punk rock greats as  The Smith Street Band ASTPAI and Chumped. Their debut EP '15 Minutes Late' is a small masterpiece and it would be a shame to deny everyone that still has to discover it the pleasure of being able to physically purchase it. Sooo... We're SO thrilled (really, really, really thrilled...) to announce that the amazing  For I Am will re-release 15 Minutes Late via Bearded Punk Records and thus make our cosy little family EVEN cooler!

    15 Minutes late will be available again just in time for Valentines day but you can already pre-order the thing down below! We'll keep you updated on more insanely cool For I Am news very soon, in the meantime kick back, relax, go give these sweethearts a like and re-listen to one of the funnest Belgian punkrock EPs in the last 10 years...

    Pre-sale: http://beardedpunk.com/cd/i-am-15-minutes-late

    Youtube (Time and time again): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghv5cguChFA

     Primal Scream To Headline Electric Fields.

    Electric Fields.Thursday 4th February 2016
    Electric Fields, Scotland’s most exciting new music festival, is proud to announce PRIMAL SCREAM as the first headliner for 2016, with Everything Everything, The Twilight Sad, Public Service Broadcasting, Erol Alkan and Model Aeroplanes and Joy Orbison also revealed.

    Returning to the stunning grounds of the 17th Century Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August, Electric Fields expands to two full days for the first time in 2016, offering festival goers even more incredible music and time to enjoy the intimate, community atmosphere that has made it such a hit with fans during its first two outings.

    Primal Scream continue to be one of the most exciting bands on the planet, with a hugely successful and influential career spanning almost three decades and a catalogue of genre-defying hits, united by the groove. Loaded, Movin’ On Up, Rocks, Jailbird, Kowalski and Country Girl are just some of the highlights and, with the bands’ 11th album Chaosmosis due for release in March 2016, this homecoming show will be an unmissable festival experience.

    Electric Fields co-founder Nick Roberts said

    “We’re incredibly excited to bring Primal Scream to Electric Fields this August. They have created some of the greatest music these islands have produced and are right at the top of their game. The rest of the line-up compliments the whole nature of the festival brilliantly and we’re delighted to have this legendary band spearheading it for us. With our new two-day format, we’re able to bring even more incredible acts to the beautiful estate at Drumlanrig Castle and we can’t wait to welcome everyone come August.”

    Standing as the mad scientists of indietronica, Everything Everything have garnered acclaim and awe with their constantly evolving soundscapes on modern life. Since emerging onto the alternative scene with their Mercury Prize nominated debut “Man Alive”, the Manchester quartet have grown from strength to strength, characterised by the multi-faceted vocals of frontman Jonathan Higgs. Dominating airwaves and stages around the world, these time-travelling explorers will be touching down at Electric Fields fresh from their widely acclaimed latest LP “Get To Heaven” for a set that’s sure to live-long in the memory.

    National treasures don’t come much bigger than The Twilight Sad whose melancholic tales of heartbreak and life have soundtracked the emotional heartstrings of their homeland for nearly a decade. Their 2014 album “Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave” was met with universal acclaim, breathing new life into the post-punk world. With a new release on the horizon, their performance at Electric Fields is set to captivate the masses, and cement their place as one of the most important acts of a generation.

    Public Service Broadcasting stand in a world of their own, creating unique and challenging soundtracks to the pivotal moments in human history. Their most recent LP, “The Race For Space,” transported listeners back to the heady days of the space race, combing historical clippings of the time with their epic instrumental soundscapes. Their immersive, cinematic show is set to be a stand-out at Electric Fields this summer.

    Scotland’s very own Model Aeroplanes stand as one of the most exciting new bands in the UK, and their dazzling blend of indie-pop shows exactly why major labels were scrambling to sign the Dundee natives. Expect a mesmerising performance from a band destined to fill arenas. 

    >Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s will bring some of the most exciting names in electronic music to their own stage at Electric Fields this year. Erol Alkan, seminal electro pioneer, revered producer, remixer, DJ and head honcho of independent label Phantasy Records will be dropping tectonic vibrations throughout the fields, as he makes himself at home for an unrelenting showcase of the best in underground dance. Joining him on the Sneaky’s lineup will be renowned boundary-morpher Joy Orbison whose infectious beats will make for a celebration of groove and funky house. Drawing inspiration from a plethora of genres, the maverick Londoner has lead the way for electronic music, establishing a style that has soundtracked dark basement dens and festival stages worldwide. 

    Electric Fields is delighted to announce that the Tim Burgess-curated Tim Peaks stage, famous for secret sets and an eclectic variety of artists, will be part of the 2016 family. The first artist to be revealed is actor Paddy Considine’s Riding The Low. So much more than a side project, the band’s infectious Suede-like melodies have seen them captivate crowds at festivals around the country.

    With the expansion to two days, Electric Fields has added Boutique Camping and a dedicated Family Camping area to the weekend’s options. The Real Ale tent, high quality world cuisine, lots of activities and games for kids and many more surprises will all add to the experience.

    "In a gorgeous setting, with brilliant weather, a tremendous crowd and a never-ending well of brilliant music, Electric Fields has absolutely nailed everything that a festival should be.”
     Tenement TV

    “..Electric Fields feels a community event: bands watching bands, the boundary blurred between performer and audience, full of family, support and respect.” 
    The Skinny
    “..charm and scenery by the bucket load….. a welcome breath of fresh air
    for those who want to immerse themselves in the music” 
    Far Out magazine

    strong>TICKET INFORMATION
    A very limited number of Early Bird tickets will be available at £75, on sale at 12 noon on Friday 5th February 2016.

    General weekend camping tickets are priced at £85 and will be on sale once Early Bird tickets have sold out.

    Concessions for youngsters, with deposit and pay monthly options available if you’d like to split the cost. Children under 5 accompanied by an adult go free.

     Lonely The Brave Release New Video.

    Lonely The Brave.Thursday 4th February 2016
    Following its premiere as Rockest Record on Dan P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show, Lonely The Brave today announce the release of "Black Mire". Marking the band's first new material since the critically acclaimed debut album "The Day's War" and its subsequent "Victory Edition" reissue last year, "Black Mire" is also the first chance for fans to hear their work with producer Ross Orton (M.I.A., Drenge, Arctic Monkeys). The result is an expansive, atmospheric introduction to their new sound. Retaining the strong sense of melody and lyricism that has won them such a dedicated fanbase already, "Black Mire" also feels like a natural leap forward musically, from a band hitting their stride and full of confidence after nearly two years in the spotlight. The accompanying AV video, directed by Jordan Martin, features the band's frontman David Jakes in a rare performance direct to camera.

    Lonely The Brave have spent much of these last two years touring internationally and playing with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Deftones, Neil Young, Marmozets and Wolf Alice, as well as putting in unforgettable festival performances at the likes of Glastonbury, Download and, most recently, the main stage at Reading & Leeds.

    The band will put out their highly anticipated second album before the summer.

    Further details will be announced soon.

    Upcoming live dates:
    Handmade Festival – O2 Academy, Leicester – April 29th - May 1st
    WATCH THE 'BLACK MIRE' VIDEO HERE

     The Struts To Release Debut Album.

    The Struts.Thursday 4th February 2016
    British rock band The Struts – who have become one of the hottest rock bands in America – have announced that their debut album 'Everybody Wants' will be released globally on March 4th via Polydor/Interscope Records.

    Featuring the huge US hit singles 'Could Have Been Me' and 'Kiss This' – which were on their US-only 2015 EP 'Have You Heard' – the new album was recorded in Los Angeles, London, Bournemouth and Jersey and embodies the sheer rock 'n' roll decadence which saw The Struts handpicked at the end of last year by legendary rock band Mötley Crüe to support them on their final four performances.

    Of the new music, which was co-written by the band, frontman Luke Spiller says, "'Everybody Wants' is a collection of songs for the disenchanted. When putting the album together we have approached it with the mindset that when listening, you are taken on a journey. You can even hear the album title in the chorus of the opening track 'Roll Up.' This song gives you the insight to a larger than life character that opens the door to the rest of the album. I think anyone who listens to this album will hear our journey and feel our ambition. We truly have put our hearts and souls into it and I hope you love it as much as we do."

    The Derby four-piece cracked the Top 5 at US Modern Rock radio, crashed the Top 10 in an array of Billboard charts, hit #1 on Spotify's viral chart and received over 2.5 million Vevo/YouTube views with 'Could Have Been Me'. The follow up 'Kiss This' has seen them play sell-out shows across America and perform on both Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

    The Struts are a riotously exciting live band, full of vaudevillian onstage theatrics and peerless musicianship, who have built up a fervent British fanbase alongside their new-found American fame through non-stop touring. Last year saw the band ignite the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds Festival, and deliver a turbo-charged, sweat-drenched encounter at London's intimate 100 Club, which sold out in just five minutes. 

    The Struts are Luke Spiller (lead vocals), Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).
    EVERYBODY WANTS TRACKLIST
    1. Roll Up
    2. Could Have Been Me
    3. Kiss This
    4. Put Your Money On Me
    5. Mary Go Round
    6. Dirty Sexy Money
    7. The Ol' Switcheroo
    8. She Makes Me Feel Like
    9. Young Stars
    10. Black Swan
    11. These Times Are Changing
    12. Only Just A Call Away
    13. Where Did She Go

     Clean Cut Kid Announce New Single.

    Clean Cut Kid.Thursday 4th February 2016
    Clean Cut Kid have announced details of their new single. 'Pick Me Up' will be released digitally on February 4th through the band's own Babe Magnet Records/Polydor. 'Pick Me Up' is the third single from the Liverpool quartet who make inventive and adventurous art-pop. Mike Halls, Evelyn Halls, Saul Godman and Ross Higginson make music that they describe as "fuzzy pop ballads, washed in Mersey water."

    'Pick Me Up' builds on the thrilling momentum of the four-piece's previous two singles. 'Vitamin C' and 'Runaway' introduced a band brimming with unshakeable hooks and full of imagination, songs that demanded your attention from the first second to the last. Time spent hunkered down in their Liverpool HQ honing their sound and endlessly writing and re-writing has resulted in Clean Cut Kid emerging fully-formed with a truckload of great songs at their disposal. 'Pick Me Up' is a lolloping anthem that continues in that vein. "As the band grows, our lives seem to become more and more hectic by the hour!" says Mike Halls, "Pick-Me-Up is a song about that calming voice that comes poking through the background noise of life: pulling you instantly back to earth."  You can imagine 'Pick Me Up''s infectious chorus kicking off in a sweatbox venue just as easily as you can envisage it prompting a mass singalong at a festival.

    The group appeared on Radio 1's Live Lounge last week and will embark on a UK tour throughout February and March as special guests to Fickle Friends. Their own headline tour will follow in March. Clean Cut Kid spent much of 2015 cutting their live teeth at various festivals throughout the UK but with both Google and Apple Music earmarking them for success in 2016, they are ready for the step up. The songs are there, the stage is set.

    UK Headline Tour
    * w/ Fickle Friends
     
    07-Feb-16         Leicester                  Scholars Bar *
    08-Feb-16         Bristol                      Louisiana *
    09-Feb-16         Chester                     Live Rooms *
    17-Feb-16         Reading                   Oakford Social Club *
    19-Feb-16         Southampton          Joiners *
    20-Feb-16         Totnes                      South Devon Arts Club *
    21-Feb-16         Colchester               Arts Centre *
    23-Feb-16         Norwich                    Waterfront *
    24-Feb-16         Nottingham             Bodega *
    25-Feb-16         Manchester             Sound Control *
    26-Feb-16         Sheffield                  Leadmill *
    28-Feb-16         Newcastle               Think Tank *
    07-Mar-16         Hull                           Fruit *
    08-Mar-16         Leeds                        Oporto *
    09-Mar-16         Manchester             Sound Control [[Headline Show]]
    11-Mar-16         Liverpool           The Magnet [[Headline Show]]
    12-Mar-16         Brighton                  Patterns *
    23-Mar-16         London                    100 Club [[Headline Show]]

     Sanquine To Support Mushroomhead.

    Mushroomhead.Thursday 4th February 2016
    Exeter alt. metallers Sanguine have announced they’ll be joining American heavyweights Mushroomhead and American Head Charge on a 15 date UK tour, which kicks off in Manchester on March 18th. 

    The news comes hot on the heels on Sanguine’s second album, ‘Black Sheep’, which got a Europe-wide release through Odyssey Music at the end of January, and sold out at Amazon.co.uk and HMV within 24 hours of going on sale.

    Guitarist Nick Magee comments, “we're stoked to be hitting the road with Mushroomhead and American Head Charge! We've got a full on set planned for these shows and can't wait to bring ‘Black Sheep’ to everyone who has supported us in the UK. Bring it on.....we'll see you in the pit!

    Dates are; -
    Fri 18th March........ MANCHESTER, Club Academy
    Sat 19th March....... SHEFFIELD, Corporation
    Sun 20th March...... NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
    Tues 22nd March.... GLASGOW, Classic Grand
    Weds 23rd March... NEWCASTLE, Northumbria University
    Thurs 24th March... BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 2
    Fri 25th March........ CHESTER, Live Rooms
    Sat 26th March....... BRISTOL, Marble Factory
    Sun 27th March...... PLYMOUTH, The Hub
    Tues 29th March.... CARDIFF, The Globe
    Weds 30th March... LONDON, Electric Ballroom
    Thurs 31st March... BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
    Fri 1st April............. SOUTHAMPTON, Engine Rooms
    Sat 2nd April........... NORWICH, Waterfront
    Sun 3rd April.......... READING, Sub 89

    Tickets are on sale now. 

    In the meantime, gig goers can sample the sort of heavy hooks and brutal intensity Sanguine bring to the stage, by checking out the spectacular sci-fi video for their latest single ‘Save Me’.  Watch it on YouTube at; - https://youtu.be/yaV3q66SilY

     Black Stone Cherry Unleash New Video.

    Black Stone Cherry.Wednesday 3rd February 2016
    BLACK STONE CHERRY have unveiled their video for 'In Our Dreams', the first single taken from their forthcoming fifth studio album, 'Kentucky', which is set for a 1st April release via the Mascot Label Group.  Check out the clip here: https://youtu.be/iyXOZYqfs1E

    The video is set in a post-apocalyptic underwater world, 'Hydros', ruled by a nefarious leader.  While the band play, the tale unfolds of two sisters separated in this society by a class structure.  They're eventually reunited when a revolt topples the system and they escape to a new life above water.

    BLACK STONE CHERRY tell us, "We're so proud of this video as visually it's a direction we really haven't taken before.  We wanted a powerful performance with a very unique narrative and we believe we've achieved it!  We hope y'all enjoy!"

    Drummer John Fred Young elaborates, saying "We wanted the video for 'In Our Dreams' to bring the songs lyrics to life.  Director Kyle Cogan helped us to forge new ground, visually.  His unique sci-fi storyline of two sisters, tragically separated into two social classes in an oppressed underwater civilization run by an evil leader, accompanied the lyrics so well, and metaphorically, the story feels like it relates to current world circumstances."

    Director Kyle Cogan informs us, "From concept to completion, it was a total collaboration across many disciplines.  We worked with the band to create a striking narrative that would require a heavily stylized world.  It was great to see the vision come alive practically on set, and through visual effects in post production."

    BLACK STONE CHERRY's new album 'Kentucky', named after the band's home state, is very much a 'back to their roots' affair, with the four-piece working with the same engineer in the same 'local' studio, Barrick Recording, where they crafted their eponymous debut, eight years ago. BSC frontman/guitarist, Chris Robertson comments "We are beyond excited to bring 'Kentucky' to you!  Since the release of our debut we have wanted to go back to the studio where it all began and it finally happened!  The original studio owner/engineer, all of the great equipment and BLACK STONE CHERRY have been reunited for what I feel has been the most unique album we've ever made.  We took it back to where it started and something magical happened!  These new songs are the heart and soul of who we were in 2006 and who we've become.  There is something very special about these songs and I cannot wait for y'all to feel them!"

    You can pre-order your copy of 'Kentucky' now at iTunes http://smarturl.it/BSC-iTunes and get new album track, 'The Way of The Future' right away!  Check it out here: https://youtu.be/OFmIlJUYXeo.  Pre-orders for physical CDs and special vinyl packages are available over at http://smarturl.it/BSC-Kentucky.

    BLACK STONE CHERRY fans can be among the first to hear some of the new songs live during the band's headline slot on the UK's inaugural 'Carnival of Madness' tour.  Tickets and early entry packages are available from www.carnivalofmadness.com. The band continue into Europe for additional headline shows through February.  The remaining dates rack up as follows:

    FEB 4 - Wembley The SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom 
    FEB 5 - Leeds First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom 
    FEB 6 - Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom 
    FEB 8 – Trix, Antwerpen, Belgium 
    FEB 9 - Cabaret Savage, Paris, France 
    FEB 11 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
    FEB 12 - Dortmund FZW, Dortmund, Germany 
    FEB 13 – Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland 
    FEB 15 - Live Club, Trezzo Sull'adda Mi, Italy 
    FEB 16 - Ottakringer Brewery, Vienna, Austria 
    FEB 17 – Posthof, Friesenegg, Austria 
    FEB 19 – Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany 
    FEB 20 – Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany 
    FEB 21 – Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany 
    FEB 23 – Train, Aarhus, Denmark 
    FEB 24 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway 
    FEB 25 – Fryshuset, Stockholm, Sweden 
    FEB 27 - Klubi Tampere, Tampere, Finland 
    FEB 28 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland

    BLACK STONE CHERRY return to the UK this summer to headline Ramblin' Man Fair on 24th July at Mote Park, Maidstone in Kent.  More info at www.ramblinmanfair.com/

     Walk The Moon For Headline UK Tour.

    Walk The Moon.Wednesday 3rd February 2016
    Walk The Moon return to the UK for a string of headline shows in February 2016.

    "Shut Up And Dance" was one of the biggest-selling singles of 2015, a staple on Radio 1 anbd beyond throughout the year that took up residence in the Top 10 for weeks. An undeniable pop-rock gem. It's an ode to freeing yourself from the shackles of self-consciousness and embracing the present.

    Watch the "Shut Up And Dance" video HERE

    The band will be touring the album "Talking Is Hard" has new musical elements that take the band into uncharted territory. Raw vocals and new wave hooks mix with heavier riffs that combine the old with the new, revealing more with every listen. Songs of growth and survival combine with a musical restlessness to create a brilliant second album from this Ohio four-piece.

    February tour dates:
    FEB 19                        Queens Hall Edinburgh,
    FEB 20                        O2 Academy Liverpool
    FEB 21                        O2 Academy Bristol
    FEB 23                        Birmingham HMV Institute
    FEB 25                        KOKO London
    FEB 26                        Concorde 2

     Tax The Heat To Release New Album.

    Tax The Heat.Wednesday 3rd February 2016
    Following a single and a sold-out UK headline tour in December 2015, Tax The Heat are pleased to announce the release of their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, "Fed To The Lions".

    The album shows why there is so much excitement at the release of this record. Previous singles "Some Sympathy", "Highway Home" and "Fed To The Lions" sit alongside future classics such as "Caroline", "Animals" and "Stood On the Platform To Leave". The driving rhythms of Jack Taylor (Drums) and Antonio Angotti (Bass) overlaid with the powerful riffs of JP Jacyshyn (Guitars) and distinctive melodies of Alex Veale (Vocals, Guitars). The album is available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl.

    The CD and Vinyl can be pre-ordered now from Recordstore.co.uk with an insert signed by the band - https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/Tax-The-Heat/

    Tracklisting as below

    CD
    1. Highway Home 2. Animals
3. Under Watchful Eye
4. Fed To The Lions
5. Hit Me Hard
6. Stood On The Platform To Leave
7. Some Sympathy
8. Devil's Daughter
9. Learn To Drown (You're Wrong)
10. Caroline
11. Your Fool
12. Lost Our Way

    Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
    Side A1. Highway Home.2. Animals.3. Under Watchful Eye.4. Fed To The Lions.5. Hit Me Hard.6. Stood On The Platform To Leave.
    Side B1. Some Sympathy.2 Devil's Daughter.3 Learn To Drown (You're Wrong).4 Caroline.5 Your Fool.
    6 Lost Our Way

    2015 was an intense year for Bristol's rising stars Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles "Fed To The Lions" and "Highway Home" (both of which were playlisted across rock radio – A listed on Planet Rock) the band have cemented their live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, The Virginmarys and Thunder and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Download and Calling. The band's unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist winning them a legion of fans.

    The band have now signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment (home to acts such as Blues Pills, Black Star Riders & Crobot).

    Guitarist/vocalist Alex Veale says: "We love the energy of those '60s bands. Maximum R&B – that's the basis for Tax The Heat. But we're taking it somewhere else, bridging the gap between old and new, creating something that has that raw energy but is also original."

    "It was all about capturing that live energy on the record," says Jack Taylor. "We didn't want to go fully old-school with it – we used modern technology. But what you hear on the album is the four of us playing together, no overdubs. A lot of live takes."

     White Buffalo To Release New Studio Album.

    White Buffalo.Wednesday 3rd February 2016
    American dark blues singer/songwriter THE WHITE BUFFALO (a.k.a. Jake Smith) releases his  3rd studio LP "Love And The Death Of Damnation" on February 12th via Earache Records. 

    The White Buffalo paid a flying visit to the UK last week, which took in a session on Radio 2 with Dermot O'Leary (sending the album to the top of the Amazon Movers & Shakers chart the next day) plus a sold out solo acoustic show at London's Cargo. The first single from the album is 'I Got You',  a duet with Audra Mae which you can listen to here: https://soundcloud.com/earacherecords/i-got-you-radio-edit/s-abyv5

    Smith's reputation is based on solid and progressive leaps and bounds as an artist. The White Buffalo has received over 21 million streams on YouTube since September 2014. Straddling the blurry lines of country, rock, folk and Americana, with poignant narratives as dark and deadly as a drug deal gone south and big, bold anthems of love, the strength to survive and a rebel-like resilience, Smith can strip a story down into raw emotion. 'Love And The Death Of Damnation' prompted the LA Times to comment "It's the voice that burrows into you. Devil's growl. Sinner's lament. Smith's baritone echoes with villains and misfits, drunks and philistines. It curls through loneliness, sets out on crooked highways. It is an American voice cured in recession, war and betrayal, a resonant map where the spectral bleeds into dreams."

    This year he joined the ranks of Emmy-nominated songwriters for the original track "Come Join the Murder" featured as the season closer for FX's hit show Sons of Anarchy - Smith has notched up 9 songs on the show so far. You can also hear his tracks in Californication, and movies Safe Haven and West of Memphis. Leading guitar manufacturer Ernie Ball recently released a 10-part docu-series "Capturing The White Buffalo: The Recording of an American Songwriter". The series follows the raw struggles and successes of Smith's writing and recording process, gives each song a new narrative, and introduces you to the album in a way that's altogether haunting, uplifting, and unforgettable. You can watch the whole series here: http://www.ernieball.com/whitebuffalo

    Smith says about 'Love and the Death of Damnation' "With this album, I really wanted to get back to songs... I wanted to get back to writing individual stories, as opposed to an extended narrative.  I wanted each song to make you feel something.  In the past, the songs have almost always been pretty dark.  But this time, I was also able to channel some happier stuff and write a couple of actual feel-good songs.  It's also more varied musically.  I really made an effort to expand my sound, and to get out of my comfort zone as a songwriter."

    "Smith's capacity to tell tales and evoke atmospheres remains undimmed"  Q 4/5
    "A rich composite of Eddie Vedder and Steve Earle"  Uncut
     "Gravel-voiced, ferociously intense work"  Mojo
     "The original Son of Anarchy 8/10"  Guitarist
    "...while he's depressing your pants off, he can still thrill you.....he's an endangered species"  Classic Rock
    "America's darkest country/blues export...imagine a blue collar Tom Waits, or Nick Cave pumping gas in a station just off the highway"  Classic Rock

    'Love and the Death of Damnation' is due to be released on CD and vinyl in Europe on February 12th, featuring three exclusive bonus tracks on the CD version and as a bonus 7" with all vinyl versions.
    Earache Webstore - http://www.earache.com/twb
    Amazon UK (CD) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0158LZAB4
    Amazon UK (Vinyl) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0158LZ9G0

     Crowbar Announce UK Show.

    Crowbar.Wednesday 3rd February 2016
    New Orleans sludge metal masters, CROWBAR, who released their latest and highly praised album “Symmetry In Black” in 2014, will return to European for another run of tour dates starting at the end of April! This run also includes a performance at London's legendary Desertfest on 29th April.

    At some of the shows CROWBAR will be accompanied by no other than doom legends, TROUBLE!

    28.04.16 - Eindhoven – Dynamo, NL*
    29.04.16 -  London – Desert Festival, UK
    30.04.16 -  Berlin – Desert Festival, DE
    01.05.16 -  Rostock – Mau Club, DE
    02.05.16 -  Wiesbaden – Schlachthof, DE
    03.05.16 -  Bremen – Tivoli, DE*
    04.05.16 -  Essen – Turock, DE*
    05.05.16 -  Leipzig – Werk 2, DE*
    06.05.16 -  München – Backstage, DE*
    08.05.16 -  Hasselt – Muziekodroom, BE*
    09.05.16 -  Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte, DE*
    12.05.16 -  Montpellier – Secret Place, FR
    13.05.16 -  Bilbao – Kristonfest 2016, ES
    15.05.16 -  Paris – Le Glazart, FR*
    16.05.16 -  Hengelo – Metropool, NL
    21.05.16 -  Oslo – Bla, NO
    16.05.16 -  Hengelo – Metropole, NL
    18.05.16 -  Aarhus – Voxhall, DK
    19.05.16 -  Copenhagen – Vega, DK
    20.05.16 -  Gothenburg – Belsebup Metal Club, SE
    *) with Trouble

     X Japan Postpone Wembley Show.

    X Japan.Wednesday 3rd February 2016
    Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that their show at SSE Arena Wembley, scheduled for March 12, 2016, has now been postponed to March 4, 2017. All tickets sold will remain valid for the rescheduled date.

    X JAPAN's guitarist, PATA was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Tokyo on January 15, 2016. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, which included a severe blood clot. He recently came out of the ICU and his condition has thankfully stabilized, however his doctors do not consider him fit to fly until he has made a full recovery. 

    After much discussion, X JAPAN has announced a suspension of their current performance commitments, which include the Wembley show. Given the unfortunate circumstances, the release of X JAPAN's new album, scheduled for a March 11, 2016 has also been postponed. Expect a rescheduled worldwide release date for their as-yet-untitled new album to be announced soon.

    X JAPAN members have released the following statements:
    "My heart is filled with sadness. No words can describe how sorry I am to disappoint our fans," says YOSHIKI. "I know the show must go on, but at this this time I can only pray for PATA's recovery.  I cannot tolerate more tragedy than what we've been through. I promise X JAPAN will come back strong, as we've done before, together with our fans."
     "We are truly sorry from the bottom of our hearts, for all the worries and concerns we've caused to our fans," adds TOSHI. "X JAPAN is looking forward to playing with PATA again, and continuing our music journey together."
    "We truly apologize for the postponement of our Wembley show and new album," says HEATH. "In order to present ourselves in the best condition for all our beloved fans, we've made a very difficult decision to wait for PATA's full recovery. Upon his return, we promise to do our best to play even better and show you the best version of ourselves on stage. Please stay tuned."

     "There is no X JAPAN without PATA," adds SUGIZO. "I will wait for him, for as long as it will take."

     Groezrock Add More Bands.

    Groezrock.Tuesday 2nd February 2016
    We already announced that Rancid will be performing their classic album " ...And Out Come the Wolves " in its entirety. But you want more names, right? Well, here they are:
    The almighty Face to Face recently announced their new album “Protection”, the band’s first since 2013’s “Three Chords And A Half Truth”. Listen to their first song "Double Crossed" here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q73hik5Lx0M

    “Protection” will be out March 4th via Fat Wreck Chords and if you ask them nicely, they will play some of their new songs at GROEZROCK.

    As far as we know Canada’s punk legends SNFU are not working on a new album, but Mr. Chi Pig & co will grace us with their attendance anyway. Get ready to tear it up with them!

    Still feel like you will not have had enough of a workout after those shows? Then get ready for some violent hardcore slamdancing to the tunes of Terror. And to those of Walls Of Jericho, who will show up at GROEZROCK with a new album tucked firmly under their arms.

    Hardcore bruisers Broken Teeth are out to cause as much blunt force trauma as possible. And so is Northlane. They are just a bit more sneaky about it. All sweet and melodic one moment, and pummel your ass the next.

    DEATHCORE heroes Despised Icon have recently come back from the dead and are aching to play a couple of select dates. And yes, you guessed it. GROEZROCK is one of those dates where they will be slinging breakdown your way.

    >Want to know which day these bands are playing at GROEZROCK? Check our new website http://www.groezrock.be for the line-up!

    A novelty at this year’s GROEZROCK will be rental tents on the campsite that are good and ready to go. That means you can leave all of your camping stuff at home! Just bring the essentials like clean underwear and beer. Oh, and maybe some deodorant for everyone else’ sake. ("Soon" more info about this one at groezrock.be!)

    If you prefer a stay in one of our fancy Flexotels, you’d better hurry because they first big batch was already sold out. We just increased this capacity. Just sayin’… The same goes out for the festival tickets, it's not sold out yet, but it goes pretty fast this year!

    VIP tickets are finally on sale in our ticket shop and while you are there, you can pre-order a GROEZROCK fesitval shirt as well. They make you look extra snazzy. You’re welcome.

    And the news just keeps on coming. We teamed up with Deezer! Check out the official GROEZROCK playlist http://www.deezer.com/playlist/1567401151 with all of the bands playing at GROEZROCK this year. Get your free Deezer account, log-in, add this playlist as a favourite and you might be able to win a duoticket (including camping). Also it will get you in just the right mood for our 25th anniversary edition.

    A quick reminder: Sum 41 will be playing their first festival show in a long time at GROEZROCK . Four Year Strong is doing an exclusive Benelux show. And even more exclusive are the only shows on the European mainland by The Movielife (on this run) and none other than the mighty Dillinger Four !!!!!!

    That’s all for now folks! We’ll be back soon with more service announcements. And more names!

    Oh… and ticket sales just started as we speak. Check http://www.groezrock.be
    Friday : 65 euro
    Saturday : 70 euro
    Combi : 98 euro
    VIP Friday: 140 euro
    VIP Saturday: 145 euro
    VIP Comby: 180 euro
    Mobilhome: € 50 / 60 ( motorhome / camper /caravan )
    Camping : 15 euro.

     Iron Maidens For First Ever UK Show.

    Iorn Maidens.Tuesday 2nd February 2016
    World’s only all-female Iron Maiden tribute band the Iron Maidens have announced a one-off show at Shepherds Bush Empire on 14th April 2016.

    Excited front-woman Kirsten Chickinson said: For years people have been asking when we're coming to the U.K. so it feels almost surreal that it's finally happening. To play London--the city where Iron Maiden actually began in 1975--is thrilling and also daunting; I expect the "home" fans to be the most discerning but we are definitely up for the challenge! To see where it all began, this is hallowed ground.

    Formed in 2001 in Southern California, the Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of the most notorious tribute act in the US, progressively expanding their fame far and beyond the Americas. These five women have conquered the attention of fans and fellow musicians with their musical prowess and electrifying live shows, where they perform hits and fan   favourites from all phases of Iron Maiden’s career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more.

    The Iron Maidens are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds, ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The line-up is Linda ‘Nikki McBURRain’ McDonald on drums, Nikki ‘Davina Murray’ Stringfield and Courtney ‘Adriana Smith’ Cox on guitars, Kirsten ‘Bruce Chickinson’ Rosenberg on vocals and Wanda ‘Steph Harris’ Ortiz on bass.

    While Iron Maiden’s latest album hits the stores, the Iron Maidens celebrate the recent release of their first full-length studio album, the first studio tribute CD to a band ever recorded entirely by one artist; the cover artwork featuring a female monster was designed by none other than Eddie’s creator Derek Riggs.

    Despite being undoubtedly five rocking hot ladies, the Iron Maidens are not just pretty faces: in their career they have been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik from Testament, Lemmy,  Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Anthrax’  Scott Ian and Judas Priest’s Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish and Nevermore amongst others. They’ve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Drum magazine.

    The Iron Maidens will bring their show to the UK for the very first timeon Thursday 14th April 2016, with a one-off date at Shepherds Bush Empire. Courtney and Linda have played in London before with different bands - Linda even at the same venue! - while it’s the first encounter with the British crowd for Wanda and Nikki.  Give them a warm welcome, hang around and make sure you get Nikki a drink: the show  is on her birthday and  she’s looking  forward to  celebrating London style!

    Tickets are available here:
    http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/IEH1404X?brand=o2sbe&camefrom=AMG_SBE_irnmdns
    General admission £20 + booking fees. Supports TBA, doors open at 7pm, curfew at 11pm.
    Up the Irons!

     Toseland To Release New Album.

    Toseland.Monday 1st February 2016
    The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", will be released worldwide on the 11th March 2016. The band are setting out on a 10 date UK tour to support the release in the same month.
     
    "Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January with first single available as an instant grat download from then. There will also be physical bundle option with exclusive t-shirt.
     
    Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.
     
    Recently frontman James Toseland's filmed an appearance on True Grit, a new BBC2 documentary where he, Gareth Thomas (rugby legend), Donavon Bailey (Double Olympic champion) and former 400m world champion Iwan Thomas go head to head and take on some of the most extreme challenges around the globe! The 4 part documentary will air in the Spring of 2016.
     
    Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016
    Sun 13th March                    Brighton, Hope                                                  
    Mon 14th March                  Cardiff, Globe                                                  
    Tue 15th March                    Birmingham, Academy 3                                    
    Wed 16th March                 Manchester, Sound Control  
    Fri 18th March                      Ballymena , The Diamond Rock Club                         
    Tue 22nd March                                     London, Borderline                                               
    Wed 23rd March                 Cambridge, Portland Arms                                 
    Thur 24th March                                    Leeds, Key Club                                                  
    Fri 25th March                      Glasgow, Stereo                                                  
    Sat 26th March                     Newcastle, Think Tank


     

     Asking Alexandria Release Brand New Video For 'The Black'.

    Asking Alexandria.Monday 1st February 2016
    ASKING ALEXANDRIA are perfectly poised for the biggest year of their already illustrious career with the release of their fourth full-length album, ‘The Black’ – set for release March 25th. Couple that with a huge North American trek with fellow countrymen, Bullet For My Valentine and While She Sleeps, starting Feb 2nd and all the pieces are set into place. In anticipation of that tour the band are very proud to present the epic, new music video for the new disc’s title track. Visit https://www.facebook.com/askingalexandria for all touring info.

    Pre-Orders for ‘The Black’ are also now available below
    Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01ART7UNI
    D2C (UK) - http://askingalexandria.tmstor.es/

    Watch ‘The Black’ – Official Music Video - http://askingalexandria.com and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1RKaRgVFKk

    Life is all about how quickly you get back up. In January 2015, everything changed for Asking Alexandria. The chart- topping, gold-selling UK hard rock outfit parted ways with singer and founding member Danny Worsnop. On the outside, the future might’ve seemed uncertain—even grim—to some, but Ben Bruce [lead guitar, vocals], James Cassells [drums], Cameron Liddell [rhythm guitar], and Sam Bettley [bass] dusted themselves off, lifted their chins, and got right back up.

    “We hadn’t reached our destination yet, and Danny had,” admits Bruce. “I think it was necessary. When it happened, I was devastated. I lost my best friend. We even started referring to this part of our career as ‘The Black period.’ It was the darkest time, but we weren’t going to give up. If he hadn’t left, I don’t think we would’ve been as inspired as we were. I also don’t think Asking Alexandria would still be around. Instead, we’re more excited than ever about this band.”

    In order to properly do that, the band actually turned to a fan. Ukrainian singer Denis Stoff gained notoriety posting Asking Alexandria covers on YouTube and consequentially inked a deal with Sumerian Records in his band Down and Dirty. Bruce shot him an email one night. The next day, a new Asking Alexandria song had vocals and a new era in the
band’s history took form.

    ‘The Black’ will be released via Sumerian Records on March 25th 2016

     Al Jurgensen's New Project Surgical Meth Machine Sign To Nuclear Blast Records.

    Surgical Meth Machine.Monday 1st February 2016
    MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their self-titled debut album. The record, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso, will be released on April 15 worldwide.

    "Hello folks, thanks to Nuclear Blast the long awaited SURGICAL METH MACHINE album is finally coming. Now quit your bitching, go spark a fatty, and listen to the record! You won't regret it. I'm Al Jourgensen and I approve this message." 

    SURGICAL METH MACHINE CD track list:
    01. I'm Sensitive
    02. Tragic Alert
    03. I Want More
    04. Rich People Problems
    05. I Don't Wanna
    06. Smash And Grab
    07. Unlistenable
    08. Gates Of Steel
    09. Spudnik
    10. Just Go Home
    11. Just Keep Going
    12. I'm Invisible

    SURGICAL METH MACHINE LP track list:
    Side A
    01. I'm Sensitive
    02. Tragic Alert
    03. I Want More
    04. Rich People Problems
    05. I Don't Wanna
    06. Smash And Grab
    Side B
    01. Unlistenable
    02. Gates Of Steel
    03. Spudnik
    04. Just Go Home
    05. Just Keep Going
    06. I'm Invisible

    Pre-Order the album in the UK on neon pink vinyl here:  
    http://www.bandstores.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/proddetail.php?prod=NBL_Meth_MachineLP
     

     Thunder Hit Number On,e With New DVD.

    Thunder.Monday 1st February 2016
    Following the critically acclaimed UK Top 10 album 'Wonder Days' last year, UK rock legends Thunder have shot straight to the top of official UK music DVD chart this week with their brand new release 'All You Can Eat'. Impressively, they did this with only two days' sales, outstripping the other titles which had been on sale for a full week.

    The highly personal DVD documents the story of 'Wonder Days', Thunder's first studio album for 6 years, and includes a live album, a live in-the-studio session, and a documentary film. 'All You Can Eat' is a superbly packaged presentation, showing how the band have battled through the face of adversary and crafted a comeback that's sealed their reputation as one of Britain's biggest contemporary rock bands.

    It's no surprise that Thunder will be celebrating later this month with a five-date UK tour including their first-ever headline show at Wembley Arena – supported by Terrorvision and King King. This follows last week's charity fundraising double-header at London's 100 Club/Gibson Music Rooms, where the band played intimate shows to the lucky fans who had managed to get their hands on tickets.

    Thunder follow the release of 'All You Can Eat' with three Limited Edition 12" vinyl albums on February 19th through earMusic. Live At RAK Studio 1 and Live At The Brooklyn Bowl are both double vinyl albums and Live At Loud Park is a single vinyl album. Full details and links to buy can be found at www.thunderonline.com.

    Feb 2016 Live Dates
    15/02/2016 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
    16/02/2016 - Bristol Colston Hall
    18/02/2016 - SECC Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
    19/02/2016 - Sheffield Arena
    20/02/2016 - SSE Arena, Wembley

     Therapy? To Release New EP.

    Therapy.Monday 1st February 2016
    Following the success of 2015's album,Disquiet, Therapy? announce a special edition EP release of Tides in time for their latest UK tour dates.
    Tides is the third single taken from Disquiet, and will be released as a limited edition CD, featuring two exclusive new B-sides - Smile or Die and Slippies, and a remix of Insecurity by industrial/electro producer Pitchphase.

    Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood / Band of Skulls / Turbowolf) and released by Amazing Record Co., Disquiet achieved great critical acclaim, featuring in the Albums of the Year lists for the likes of Metalhammer, Terrorizer and Team Rock, as well as being hugely popular with fans, who declared it a worthy successor to 1994's iconic Troublegum.

    On writing Tides, frontman Andy Cairns says:
    "When I lived in Dun Laoghaire in Ireland I used to live near the harbour, and some nights I'd stay up all night to try to get inspiration for songs and I often ended up going down to the pier and just looking out at the waves. Later on I found out that Samuel Beckett used to get a great deal of influence from that as well... I took that low point in my life and how I managed to dig myself out of it as an inspiration."
    "Originally Tides was written kinda like Die Laughing or Nowhere off Troublegum, with a catchy Husker Di-influenced chorus, but we took a bit of influence from bands like My Bloody Valentine with the brief section of warped guitar."

    Outsiders from day one, Therapy? have drawn upon the attendant feelings of alienation, frustration and dislocation for strength and inspiration across their remarkable 26 year career, crafting a dark, idiosyncratic world view which has garnered the group a reputation as one of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation.
    The tightly wound punk-metal of 1994's Troublegum propelled Therapy? into the UK Top 5, sold one million copies worldwide and spawned no less than five Top 40 singles, landing the band a Mercury Music Prize nomination in the process. Disquiet extends this proud legacy, and finds the trio of vocalist/guitarist Andy Cairns, bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper in incendiary form.
    Infernal Love + more 2016 UK Tour dates:
    Thurs 18th Feb – Thekla, Bristol
    Fri 19th Feb – The Globe, Cardiff
    Sat 20th Feb – The Engine Room, Southampton
    Thurs 25th Feb – The Plug, Sheffield
    Fri 26th Feb – Oran Mor, Glasgow
    Sat 27th Feb - Northumbria Student Union, Newcastle
    Wed 2nd March – The Little Civic, Wolverhampton
    Thurs 3rd March – The Wardrobe, Leeds
    Fri 4th March -  O2 Academy 2, Manchester
    Fri 11th March – Sugarmill, Stoke
    Sat 12th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
     
    Tour support comes from The Membranes

     Welcome To Once Upon A Dead Man.

    Once Upon A Dead Man.Monday 1st February 2016
    'Once Upon a Dead Man', are a new indie electronic band; the sound of three well known brothers and an old friend making a foray into new territory together.
     

    It's an excursion that's been some time in the planning; brothers Edd, Charlie and Will Simpson had long talked about collaborating, but their respective careers (in Brigade, Busted, Fightstar, More Dangerous Animal and Union Sound Set) meant it was a few years before the project came to fruition.
     

    Along with long-time friend and collaborator Simon Britcliffe, the Simpson brothers will release 'Concepts and Phenomena' on 1st April 2016. The EP is a deft blend of beautifully constructed vocal harmonies and washes of electronica. The band consciously stepped outside the traditional label structure to record the EP in their own time, with no predetermined musical direction, no defined roles within the band, and no commercial objective.  
     

    Converging on Suffolk's Old Jet studios with co-producer Jesse Quin, each member found themselves using more sequencing and synths than ever before during a series of relaxed sessions. The resulting recordings are the perfect product of a group of musicians who've known each other for decades, balancing bouncing beats and glacial soundscapes with plenty of fraternal warmth.

    OUADM are Inspired by artists such as Jimmy LaValle and Mark Kozelek, The National, American Analog Set and the Postal Service, amongst many others.


     

     Sanguine Release New Video.

    Sanguine.Monday 1st February 2016
    ‘Black Sheep’, the second album from ferocious female-fronted metal mob Sanguine, gets a Europe-wide release today through Odyssey Music. To mark its arrival, the Exeter alt. metallers have dropped another new video for ‘Save Me’; the third song to be taken from ‘Black Sheep’. The clip, which premiered exclusively at MetalTalk.net on Wednesday, is easily their most ambitious video to date, and was created in collaboration with fast-rising young Australian director Tyson Wade Johnston, who has recently joined Warner Studios in Hollywood.

    Johnston became the subject of a massive movie industry buzz after releasing his independent sci-fi short ‘Lunar’ online, leading Creative Artists Agency to sign him up just a week later. Set in a strict, robot-patrolled Los Angeles in 2057, ‘Lunar’ centres on a man who is arrested after trying to steal bread for his family, and is sent to a penal colony on the moon. Sanguine bonded with Johnston when they played in L.A, and fruit of their alliance is the ‘Save Me’ video, which repurposes scenes from ‘Lunar’, and splices them together with the band’s own footage, presenting a new spin on the director’s storyline and Sanguine’s song.

    Watch it now at; - https://youtu.be/yaV3q66SilY 

    Guitarist Nick Magee says “we saw Tyson’s work and were blown away.  We sent him an email to see if he would consider letting us collaborate using his footage - he liked what we were doing so let us. It's freaking awesome that he let us do that - artist to artist I think I respect that more than anything. 
    In a total spooky co-incidence our manager phoned that week and said we had been offered a show in Los Angeles. The weirdest thing is, before that week, Sanguine had nothing to do with Los Angeles at all. Suddenly we were playing a show there and collaborating with Hollywood Directors!  We met Tyson in a seedy titty bar, because it seemed like a good idea at the time.  Ron Jeremy happened to be there, so our first face-to-face meeting, we were sat a couple meters from Ron, watching naked girls pick things up with their breasts and talking about the new music video. That was the first day we landed in L.A!”.

    ‘Black Sheep’ is out now, and available as a CD and download from all the usual outlets. Recorded at In Flames’ Gothenburg studios, and featuring some cameos and co-writes from IF guitarist Jesper Stromblad, it’s a record that’s both highly distinctive and dizzyingly eclectic.  With frontwoman Tarin’s instantly recognisable banshee-howl-to-angelic-harmony vocal range drawing it all together, the album dips into a dazzling array of influences to be by turns both brutal and beautiful. Nick comments, “this album has been a real journey. It started back in 2012 when we started cutting demo's in Gothenburg. Since then the album has taken us to Berlin, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Las Vegas and Stockholm.  We can't believe how well it's gone in a lot of ways - the music industry is tough at the moment so we are lucky to have been given the opportunity to do so many different things. This album has something for everyone I think. Each song has a different energy”.  

     Shavpes To Support We Came As Romans And Miss May I.

    Shavpes.Monday 1st February 2016
    Birmingham-based five-piece, SHVPES, can now proudly reveal that they will support Spinefarm label-mates We Came As Romans as well as Miss May I on their 4-date UK co-headline tour this May, completing a killer line-up that is sure to sell-out.

    Tour dates as follows:-
    Tue 24 May                  Liverpool, Arts Club
    Wed 25 May                Glasgow, King Tut’s
    Thu 26 May                 Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
    Fri 27 May 2016        Manchester, Sound Control

    Tickets are on sale now via all the usual outlets/platforms.

    SHVPES, recently signed to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records, are currently preparing the material for their debut album, and will be entering the studio shortly to start recording.

    SHVPES are fast becoming one of the most hotly talked-about young alternative acts in the UK, making a mark with fans and critics alike, and – most tellingly –  appearing in numerous ‘Tipped for 2016’ lists in the UK rock press.

    More details on the new album plus summer festival plans will be revealed in due course.

    Check out the video for SHVPES most recent single, ‘State Of Mine’, released last summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJjUkUPsbgs

     Enter Shikari To Release Acoustic EP.

    Enter Shikari.Friday 29th January 2016
    Ahead of their February 2016 headline show at London's Alexandra Palace that closes their UK tour, Enter Shikari went into the venue in December 2015 to visit the site and to record a short acoustic set for a small audience of friends and competition winners. 

    Rather than use the 10,000 capacity space that will house the full-blown ‘arena rock show’, Ally Pally offered the band the use of the seldom-seen-by-the-general-public Victorian Theatre for the recording. The theatre, largely unused in this century, is a hidden gem behind the main building. A 2500 capacity ornate room that has, over the past 100+ years, served as not only a place of entertainment but also a haven for Belgian refugees, a BBC props store, and a German internment camp. 

    Footage from the set has been released via the band’s Youtube channel today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdD4s3g45t8, and three of the tracks will be available for streaming and download as a ‘Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace EP’ via all outlets from Monday 1st February

    Enter Shikari’s UK tour - which the band recently announced would utilise quadraphonic surround-sound - starts on Thursday 18th February in Glasgow, and ends up at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 27th February before heading out to Europe. 
    Support for the UK dates comes from The Wonder Years and The King Blues.  

    EP tracklist ; 
    1) Torn Apart (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
    2) Myopia (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
    3) One True Colour (Live & Acoustic at Alexandra Palace)
    release date ; Monday 1st February 2016. 

    Enter Shikari - The Mindsweep Tour - UK - Feb 2016 
    Thurs 18 - Glasgow - O2 Apollo 
    Fri 19 - Edinburgh - Corn Exchange 
    Sat 20 - Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena 
    Mon 22 - Bournemouth - International Center 
    Tues 23 - Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena 
    Thurs 25 - Manchester - Victoria Warehouse 
    Sat 27 - London - Alexandra Palace   

     Boy Jumps ship Reveal Debut Album.

    Boy Jumps Ship.Friday 29th January 2016
    British four piece BOY JUMPS SHIP have revealed the details of their debut album. Entitled ‘Wake Up’, the band’s first full-length will be released via AMAZING RECORD CO on April 22nd.

    Hailing from the North-East of England, BOY JUMPS SHIP have gained a reputation for their energetic, passionate and exuberant live performances up and down the country and around Europe. Touring with the likes of Only Rivals, Young Guns, Arcane Roots and We Are The Ocean to name a few, as well as the UK leg of the 2015 VANS WARPED TOUR, audiences found themselves instantly connecting with their unavoidably addictive, massive melodic choruses and heavy-hitting riffs.

    With the aid of a generous grant from the PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION’s Momentum Award, the band headed down to The Premises studio in Hoxton, London, working with producer Larry Hibbit (Hundred Reasons, Marmozets, Nothing But Thieves) and ending up with the 12 tracks that make up ‘Wake Up’.

    “Without the amazing support we've had from the PRS Foundation we wouldn't have been able to make the record, the work they do for bands like ourselves is so vital, we couldn't be more grateful.” Says frontman Si Todd. The band took advantage of the financial freedom the award allowed to work with a long admired producer, Larry Hibbit.

    “Larry helped us to capture the sound of our band exactly how we imagined it.’ Continues Si. “We've always said that when we eventually recorded our debut album, we would take our time and get it right. From a performance aspect, we all pushed ourselves to completely different levels this time around, we put our heart and soul into these songs and we couldn't be more proud of how they turned out!”

    Following conversations with various labels wanting to sign the band after hearing the end result, the band opted to go with Newcastle based AMAZING RECORD CO. Says Si:

    “Signing to Amazing Record Co. was pretty special for us. We wanted to make sure that our album found a good home and we definitely feel like we've achieved that with these guys. Even though we plan on taking this thing as far as we can globally, we always want to make sure that we remember our roots and where we came from. Having a locally based label with the same vision and aspirations as we do makes it all a bit more exciting.”

    ‘Wake Up’ is released via AMAZING RECORD CO on 22nd April and is available for pre-order here: https://BoyJumpsShip.lnk.to/WakeUp

    BOY JUMPS SHIP hit the road next month as main support to Scottish rockers FATHERSON. Catch them at the following shows in February 2016:

    Thurs 11    Dundee               Reading Rooms
    Fri 12         Edinburgh           Liquid Rooms
    Sun 14       Liverpool             East Village Arts Centre
    Mon 15       Birmingham         Rainbow
    Tues 16      Cardiff                 Globe
    Wed 17      Nottingham         Bodega
    Thurs 18    Bristol                 Exchange
    Sat 20        Southampton      Talking Heads
    Sun 21       Brighton              Hope
    Tues 23      London               Borderline
    Wed 24      Leeds                  Brudenell Social Club
    Thurs 25    Manchester         Gullivers
    Fri 26         Newcastle           Cluny 2

    Fatherson tour tickets available here: http://goo.gl/2hK6uE

    The band will also play a one-off special launch gig in their home town on 23rd April at Newcastle’s O2 Academy 2. Tickets available here: http://smarturl.it/Wake-Up

    Further shows are being planned with a full UK headline tour to be announced in the coming weeks.

     Falling In Reverse Unleash New Video.

    Falling In Reverse.Thursday 28th January 2016
    Falling In Reverse has released a new video for their song 'Chemical Prisoner' from their latest album Just Like You. The song sees the band continuing to blaze new pathways and bridge the gap between brutal metal and pop rock.
     
    Ronnie Radke states, "Filming this video was super fun. We did it in my hometown Vegas with my dad’s motorcycle club. One of my favourite videos to shoot." Watch the video for 'Chemical Prisoner' now at YouTube.
     
    Last year, the band's third album, Just Like You debuted at #1 on the Billboard Independent Current Album chart, landed at #3 for Current Alternative Album#21 in the Billboard Top 200, and took the #13 spot on the Top Current Album chart. According to Revolver it is their "strongest record to date" in their review. Alternative Press said the album is "ridiculously catchy." Also in 2015, Falling In Reverse played their first international tours in Europe, South America, and made an Australian appearance at Soundwave Festival. In the U.S, Falling In Reverse played the sold-out Self Help Festival, followed byRonnie Radke's Three Ring Circus, The Supervillains Tour, and wrapped up the year with the Christmas Vacation Tour.
     
    Falling In Reverse is currently writing new material for their next album. More news on Falling In Reverse will be announced soon.
     
    For more information on Falling In Reverse, visit: http://fallinginreverse.com/.
     

     Reading And Leeds Festival Add More Bands.

    Reading And Leeds Festival.Thursday 28th January 2016
    Reading & Leeds Festivals are delighted to announce Foals and Disclosure as co- headliners for this year’s festival taking place across Bank Holiday Weekend 26-28 August 2016. In a Reading & Leeds first, two bastions of modern British music will be making the step up to the largest festival stages of their careers, bringing together two defining acts of a generation.

    Returning after their festival-stopping surprise set last year, 2016 will see Foals in their debut headline performance atReading & Leeds. Unafraid of genre limitations, their endless creativity and ferocious live shows have seen the Oxford five-piece rise through the ranks, positioning themselves as one of the most unmissable live acts in the world.

    Joining Foals as co-headliners of Reading & Leeds 2016 is the dance phenomenon Disclosure, in their very first Major UK Festival headlining set. Their chart topping dance anthems sound-tracked the worldwide explosion of UK dance. Their 2014 performance saw crowds overflowing the NME/Radio 1 Stage, so their return to headline in 2016 is one not to be missed.

    Melvin Benn commented: “I couldn’t be more excited about this announcement. A co -headline with two of the most promising British acts out there; Foals secret set last year was a highlight for me, as I’m sure their debut headline slot will be, coupled with the phenomenal Disclosure – we’re very proud to be able to give these acts the recognition they deserve.”

    Foals commented: “We're absolutely buzzing to be headlining Reading & Leeds this year. It's a dream come true. I used to watch Nirvana live at Reading '92, on vhs, repeatedly while dying my hair blue & learning how to play guitar, badly. We've worked our way up on our own terms & to be given the chance to headline one of the world’s most iconic festivals is a huge achievement for us & hopefully a sign for all bands, that, if you stick to your guns & focus on what matters, you'll get there & smash it. Onwards & upwards friends. Long live the guitar band”

    Disclosure commented: " We’re incredibly excited to be co-headlining Reading and Leeds with our good friends Foals. We've been going to Reading festival since we were kids and have played at both festivals several times, but never in a million years did we think we'd be at the top of the line-up, especially considering there hasn't been an electronic headliner since The Prodigy in 2002! Truly honoured" 

    Dance super group Jack Ü have shifted the face of modern dance, with worldwide smash ‘Where Are U Now’ dominating the airwaves and music libraries of millions. Bringing together electronic dance icons Skrillex and Diplo, their live shows at Reading & Leeds 2016 will be a summer extravaganza like no other. 

    In a European Festival Exclusive, Imagine Dragons will be returning to Reading & Leeds; with a catalogue of chart hits including ‘Radioactive’, ‘It’s Time’ and ‘Demons’ that are destined to whip the capacity crowds into frenzy. Reading & Leeds 2016 will be the only place to catch them in Europe over the summer. 

    Commenting on their appearance at Reading & Leeds this year, the band say:
    “Reading and Leeds is one of the best festivals in the world. We look forward to the wonderful people. The music. And even the mud. See you soon."

    Two Door Cinema Club joins the impressive line up at Reading & Leeds this year in a UK Festival Exclusiveperformance. Expect old favourites and new tracks galore, as the Northern Irish trio smash yet another festival crowd on their way to indie immortality.

    The hottest name in hip-hop, Fetty Wap will make his debut UK Live Appearance at this year’s Reading and Leeds, in yet another UK Festival Exclusive. Shaking up the hip-hop scene with his dark tales of modern life, the underground king has remained an untouchable enigma since his rise to stardom. The master behind 2015 hit ‘Trap Queen’, Fetty also made Billboard history when his first four singles – ‘Trap Queen’, ‘Again’, ‘My Way’ and ‘679’ - charted simultaneously on the Hot Rap Songs chart.

    A true breakthrough success story, the soaring vocals from Nothing But Thieves will be returning to Reading & Leeds bringing their unique brand of rock, and hits from their eponymous debut album released late last year. They’ll be sharing the bill with pulsating electro pioneers Crystal Castles fresh from a new line up and sound, expect a barrage of synthesised distortion and a visceral live show like no other.

    Nothing But Thieves said on their Reading & Leeds return:
    "Last year’s Reading & Leeds was one of our highlights of 2015, it was an honour to play a stage that we've seen so many bands at since we were kids, cannot wait to be playing Reading & Leeds again this year."

    Parkway Drive are set to bring their angry metalcore cocktail to Reading & Leeds 2016 with their only UK Festival appearance of the summer, whilst The Internet will be gripping the crowds with their modern take on neo-soul and trip-hop in yet another UK Festival Exclusive.

    Securing Reading & Leeds 2016 as the go-to festival for global dance superstars, co-headliners Disclosure will be joined on the line-up by ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ chart supremo Oliver Heldens and the undisputed queen of UK danceHannah Wants for bursts of unrelenting electronic gold.

    Hannah Wants: "2015 was my very first experience playing Reading & Leeds and wow I was impressed! The crowds were absolutely insaaaaaane! I’m so hyped to returning again this year!”

    >Oliver Heldens says: “I’m really looking forward to play at Reading and Leeds this August. I like the fact that there is a very diverse line up and I hope to see some cool acts when I’m at the festival. I can’t wait to be back in the UK and hope to see you all there!”

    On the Alternative Stage we’re thrilled to announce headliners Kurupt FM will present Champagne Steam Rooms, bringing the pure vibes of champagne era UKG to Reading & Leeds 2016, with special guest DJ Barely Legal, one of the best bass DJs around. On release, the BBC mockumentary pilot, People Just Do Nothing, became the most popular programme of the month. Following the MCs behind West London’s finest pirate radio station, the show developed a cult following, and with Series 3 airing in 2016 they’re now revelling in success. They’re the biggest thing to come out of Brentford since the football club and they’re taking over Reading & Leeds

    Joining Kurupt FM on the Alternative Stage at Reading and Leeds 2016 are Cassetteboy. Their most popular videos, Cassetteboy vs The Bloody Apprentice, and David Cameron’s Conference Rap, have both been watched over 6 million times.  They’ve enlisted the help of their shouty friend DJ Rubbish to create a comedy disco. He’ll be hyping up the crowd while Cassetteboy caper around behind him. The resulting show looks like your Tivo box went out clubbing and got hammered.  Dot Cotton and Gregg Wallace are mashed up with Rihanna and The Human League in the weirdest party you’ve ever been to.  It will be a stupid, messy, funny festival highlight.

    Standing as the only place to catch the biggest and most influential acts of modern times, Reading & Leeds 2016 is destined to be the epicentre of the 2016 music calendar, full of exclusive moments that will define the year in modern music. 

    Newly announced additions:
    >Foals (Co-Headliner)
    Disclosure (Co-Headliner)
    Jack Ü
    Imagine Dragons (European Festival Exclusive)
    Two Door Cinema Club (UK Festival Exclusive)
    Fetty Wap (UK Festival Exclusive)
    Crystal Castles
    Parkway Drive (UK Festival Exclusive)
    Nothing But Thieves
    The Internet (UK Festival Exclusive)
    Oliver Heldens
    Hannah Wants
    Kurupt FM Presents: Champagne Steam Rooms
    CassetteBoy vs DJ Rubbish

    strong>Previously announced:
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (Headliner: Festival Exclusive)
    The 1975
    Courteeners
    Boy Better Know
    Twenty One Pilots
    Eagles Of Death Metal (UK Festival Exclusive)
    Slaves
    Hinds
    Rat Boy
    DJ EZ

    TICKET INFORMATION
    Tickets are on sale now.
    Weekend tickets are £205 + £8 booking fee = £213 total
    Day ticket prices/sale date TBC

    If you paid your first instalment on or before October 31st, your upcoming payment date will be February 1st (£55.00 +£6.50 postage)
    If you paid your first instalment on or before November 30th, your upcoming payment dates will be February 1st (£50.00), March 1st (£50.00) & April 1st (£55.00 +£6.50 postage) 
    If you paid your first instalment on or before December 31st, your upcoming payment dates will be February 1st (£50.00), March 1st (£50.00) & April 1st (£55.00 +£6.50 postage)
    If you pay your first instalment on or before January 31st, your subsequent payment dates will be March 1st (£50.00), April 1st (£50.00) & May 3rd (£55.00 +£6.50 postage)

    Early entry permits - £20 (No booking fee)
    Campervan permits - £75 (No booking fee)
    Lockers - £16 (No booking fee)
    Reading car park - £10 (No booking fee)

     Ramblin Man Fair Add More Bands.

    Ramblin Man Fair.Thursday 28th January 2016
    Following from a hugely successful inaugural year in 2015, Ramblin' Man Fair returns in 2016. The festival is pleased to announce the second round of bands for next years festival! Already announced is the stellar lineup of WHITESNAKE (Saturday Headliners), BLACK STONE CHERRY (Sunday Headliners), THIN LIZZY, Airbourne, Europe, Ginger Wildheart, The Graveltones, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Von Hertzen Brothers, Blurred Vision, The Fierce And The Dead, Frost*, IO Earth, The White Buffalo, Life Signs, Hayseed Dixie, Walter Trout and King King. Joining them in 2016 are...

    Sebastian Bach
    Sebastian Bach, singer who achieved mainstream success as front man of SkidRow from 1987-96 will be performing with his band, playing contemporary numbers and old school classic Skid Row tracks.  Sebastian is renowned for being one of rocks most iconic singers and outspoken front men. Expect classics such as '18 For Life', 'Youth Gone Wild' and 'Monkey Business' 

    The Cadillac Three
    Since the release of Tennessee Mojo featuring the radio hit 'Party Like You', The Cadillac Three are proving a massive success on both sides of the Atlantic and have been on a non-stop rollercoaster of touring, including rave reviews and sold-out shows during their UK run this month. Ramblin' Man Fair are so excited to add them to this years line up and feel this is only the beginning for this band who clearly have big things on the horizon.

    Ginger Baker's Airforce 3
    Ginger Baker is probably one of the most innovative and influential drummers of our time and one of the founding members to one of the most iconic classic rock bands 'CREAM'. Now with a career  spanning 45 years and still going strong, Ginger Baker will be bringing back 70's jazz rock fusion project 'Airforce 3' to Ramblin' Man Fair 2016 and we can't wait!
    Also announced are blues psychedelic outfit Purson, Main stage performers Inglorious and The Kentucky Headhunters and also adding to the Prog Stage The Zombies and Headspace.

    Weekend and Day Tickets On Sale Now

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

     Incite Kick Off UK Headline Tour.

    Incite.Thursday 28th January 2016
    INCITE, the Arizona based metal outfit led by Richie Cavalera, are set to release their new album, 'Oppression' on 22nd April and to tie in with their current UK dates they're debuting new song, 'Stagnant' over at Soundcloud - 
    https://soundcloud.com/incite-band/stagnant

    'Oppression' was recorded at the Omen Room Studios, Garden Grove, CA with producer Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, Every Time I Die). Richie Cavalera states, "The shredding and ferocity on this record will surely fire up all metal heads.  It's by far, darker and faster than anything we've released before. The man chosen to take this ride through hell and back with us is no other than producer Steve Evetts."

    Having just wrapped up a UK run supporting Cancer Bats, INCITE roll straight into a full European tour with SOULFLY.  UK dates run as follows:
    Fri 29th Jan - NOTTINGHAM Rock City Basement
    Sat 30th Jan - LONDON O2 Islington Academy
    Sun 31st Jan - BRISTOL Marble Factory
    Tue 2nd Feb - DUBLIN O2 Academy Green Room
    Wed 3rd Feb - BELFAST Limelight 2
    Thu 4th Feb - GLASGOW King Tuts
    Fri 5th Feb - MANCHESTER Academy 3
    Sat 6th Feb - NORWICH Waterfront
    Sun 7th Feb - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
    Mon 8th Feb - BRIGHTON Concorde 2

     Lawson Announce New Single 'Money'.

    Lawson.Thursday 28th January 2016
    Lawson today unveil gloriously upbeat new single 'Money', the next single to be taken from their forthcoming sophomore album.

    A future anthem-in-waiting, 'Money' (Polydor Records, March 18th) is a stunning slice of carefree, optimistic pop rock and sees Lawson - Andy Brown (lead vocals/ guitars), Ryan Fletcher (bass), Joel Peat (guitar), and Adam Pitts (drums) - on the sort of classic songwriting form that propelled them to million selling status in the UK. Since the release of their hit single 'Roads' last summer, Lawson have spent the six months touring the US, UK and Australia. The band were selected by Robbie Williams himself to be the main support act on this Australian Arena Tour. Robbie was so impressed by the band's ability he asked them to join him on stage each night of the tour for a show-stopping rendition of 'Back For Good'.

    Talking about Money, lead vocalist / songwriter Andy Brown says: -  

    "We first had the idea of Money when we were unsigned and touring around in an old van, absolutely skint. We used to sing 'Where's the money?!' after driving 100's of miles to play to 10 people! After the success of the first album, we developed it further and it just turned into this big, pop anthem. It's going to be a big favourite in the live set- we shot the video last week and invited a bunch of our friends and fans down to be in it and they were all singing along after the first listen."

    Brown adds: "It's also quite fitting to be unveiling it in January as we've all spent far too much money over Christmas and like most people we're waiting for the next payday!"

    Four years since writing 'Chapman Square'- the top 5 debut album which spawned five top 10 singles and saw Lawson sell a million records in the UK alone- performing at V, T in the Park and The Isle of Wight festival in the process— 'Money' is the sound of a band at the top of their game, and a supremely confident taster of their eagerly anticipated second album.

     Wolfmother For UK Tour.

    Wolfmother.Wednesday 27th January 2016
    WOLFMOTHER have announced a European headline tour starting this April. The Grammy award-winning rock band fronted by Andrew Stockdale will also be releasing their highly anticipated new album VICTORIOUS (Universal Music Catalogue) on February 19th and have just revealed another new track 'Gypsy Caravan' which is available as a free download when you pre-order the album here.

    Both the title track 'Victorious' and 'City Lights' were premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats1 radio show and are also available as instant downloads when you pre-order VICTORIOUS on iTunes HERE. Pre-orders and exclusive merch bundles are also available at http://smarturl.it/wolfmotherstore.

    LISTEN TO 'GYPSY CARAVAN' HERE

    LISTEN TO 'CITY LIGHTS' HERE

    The follow-up to 2009's Cosmic Egg and 2014's New Crown, the eagerly anticipated VICTORIOUS is an electrifying testament to the range and depth of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale's artistry. Recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with 2X Grammy winning producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Bruce Springsteen), the songs are edgy, inventive and uncompromising and rank among the band's best ever.

    In addition to vocals, Stockdale played guitar and bass and brought in Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, A Perfect Circle) and Joey Waronker (Air, Beck, REM) to split drum duties.

    "We wanted to get back to that big sound," says Stockdale. "The album is a balance of garage-y energy and big production. It's wild, energetic and," he muses, "perfect for a festival main stage."

    Led by Stockdale, Wolfmother have amassed a global fanbase, played to packed-house crowds around the world, delivered show-stealing sets at star-studded festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Isle of Wight, Rock am Ring and Reading and Leeds, and have been invited to share stages with rock icons Aerosmith and AC/DC. For their induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Led Zeppelin personally invited Wolfmother as their guests (the band showed their appreciation by delivering an electrifying cover of 'Communication Breakdown').

    Don't miss Wolfmother when they tour Europe starting this April:

    Sat 9th – Academy, Manchester (UK)
    Sun 10th – O2 Academy, Newcastle (UK)
    Tue 12th – O2 Academy, Glasgow (UK)
    Wed 13th – O2 Academy, Leeds (UK)
    Thurs 14th – Rock City, Nottingham (UK)
    Sat 16th – O2 Academy, Birmingham (UK)
    Sun 17th – O2 Academy, Bristol (UK)
    Mon 18th – O2 Guildhall, Southampton (UK)
    Wed 20th – O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (UK)

    Ten years after their arrival, Wolfmother have returned with what could arguably be called their best work to date. With VICTORIOUS, Stockdale once again arrives right on time: in an era dominated by single-song downloads, this is an album worthy of repeat listens from top to bottom.

     Years And Years Announce Spring Tour.

    Years And Years.Wednesday 27th January 2016
    Just as they kick off their long-sold-out UK headline tour, Years & Years now announce a brand new set of tour dates for the Spring of 2016, which will see them headline arenas across the country, culminating with a show at Wembley Arena on the 8th April.

    The fresh dates, following overwhelming demand, mark yet another highlight in what has been a momentous year for Years & Years. The release of their debut album Communion, and its subsequent topping of the UK charts, proved to be a watershed moment this year for British music and global pop at large. It's now sold over 650,000 copies worldwide and has taken up permanent residence in the UK top 20 – making it the fastest selling debut in 2015 from a UK signed band.

    The three-piece, led by frontman Olly Alexander, have made their name this year one of the hottest tickets going. Today sees them embark on a headline tour of the UK – tickets for which sold out long ago – including two shows at Brixton Academy. This years' Glastonbury festival saw them play one of the most packed out shows the John Peel stage has ever seen and the other side of the pond they have recently completed a sold out tour playing their biggest North American venues to date. 

    Years & Years tour dates:

    2016 
    28/03                        Ironworks, Inverness
    29/03                         Academy, Glasgow
    01/04                         Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
    02/04                         Apollo, Manchester
    04/04                         BIC, Bournemouth
    05/04                         Pavillions, Plymouth
    06/04                         Oasis, Swindon
    08/04                         Wembley Arena, London

     The Cadillac Three To Release Brand New Single.

    Cadillac Three.Thursday 28th January 2016
    The Cadillac Three have revealed their brand new single 'Graffiti,' which premiered this morning on Planet Rock Radio and was instantly added to their A-list, ahead of kicking off their 'Night Life Religion' headline UK tour tonight in Leeds.

    Percussionist Neil Mason penned 'Graffiti' – available now via http://smarturl.it/TC3Graffiti – with Corey Crowder and Luke Dick. The soulful southern epic takes the finest of their Nashville roots and seamlessly blends them with a contemporary feel to form The Cadillac Three's trademark sound which is both unique and contagious.

    LISTEN TO GRAFFITI HERE

    The lyrics echo nostalgia for the band who met in high school: "We're doing it our way, leaving our mark down the halls, on the walls in the bathroom stalls, underneath that freight train bridge we jumped off // Our story spread around, word of mouth, town to town // We were small-town famous, our names in graffiti."

    The Cadillac Three filmed the music video for 'Graffiti' in London yesterday, leaving their mark across some of the capital's most infamous locations. The raucous Nashville trio has found a welcome home here in the UK with British fans taking them to heart. Their word-of-mouth appeal has ensured each show from their multiple visits to the UK has sold out to bigger and bigger crowds, spreading news of the band's vibrant live shows across the country at a phenomenal rate.

    Since being named the 2014 UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Best New Band, The Cadillac Three became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015 with several radio singles – 'The South', 'Back It Up', 'Party Like You', 'Peace Love And Dixie' and 'White Lightning' – all playlisted, while 'White Lightning' was a staple on the BBC Radio 2 playlist all summer long.

    Masters in blending the weight of heavy music with the swagger of southern rock and the true grit of country, The Cadillac Three's current nine-date tour will be in support of their eagerly anticipated upcoming album – the follow-up to 2014's critically acclaimed debut Tennessee Mojo – with more details to be announced very soon.

    Although seasoned travelers to the UK, The Cadillac Three will be doing their first ever UK in-store appearance on Saturday, February 6 before their sold-out show at The Tramshed in Cardiff. Taking place at Retro Vibe Music at 2:30pm – 4:30pm, the band will sign copies of Tennessee Mojo and last year's Peace, Love & Dixie EP, as well as play an intimate acoustic set that brings a taste of the Deep South to downtown Cardiff. 

    Special guests on the 'Night Life Religion' tour will be Southern rockers Whiskey Myers, visiting the UK for the first time; the East Texan band's most recent albums – Early Morning Shakes and Firewater – have been re-issued by Spinefarm in the UK.  The Cadillac Three have also just been announced to play at this year's Ramblin' Man Fair which will take place on 23 & 24 July 2016 at Mote Park, Maidstone.

    THE CADILLAC THREE 'NIGHT LIFE RELIGION' 2016 UK TOUR:
    Thursday 28th January – Leeds, The Wardrobe
    Friday 29th January – Newcastle, University
    Saturday 30th January – Glasgow, Garage
    Sunday 31st January – Manchester, Academy 2
    Tuesday 2nd February – Norwich, The Waterfront
    Wednesday 3rd February – Brighton, Concorde 2
    Thursday 4th February – Birmingham, O2 Institute
    Friday 5th February – London, Electric Ballroom
    Saturday 6th February – Cardiff, Tramshed

    Off the back of their prominent UK success, The Cadillac Three will head out with the platinum-selling duo, Florida Georgia Line on their mammoth US 'Dig Your Roots' tour starting this July.

     Years And Years Announce Spring Tour.

    Megadeth.Wednesday 27th January 2016
    Thrash metal genre pioneers MEGADETH will kick off the New Year with the release of their 15th studio album Dystopia on Universal Music / Tradecraft / T-Boy Records on the 22nd January 2016.

    With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold). The rest of the MEGADETH lineup is comprised of David "Junior" Ellefson on bass, new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra) on guitar, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb of God to record Dystopia. The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album. 

    "There's an excitement right now that I haven't felt for a really long time," exclaims Dave Mustaine.

    Featuring 11 brand new tracks, Dystopia will be released on both CD and LP, as well as digitally through all online partners. "Fatal Illusion" is the first track released from the album - listen here. Dystopia weaves together Dave Mustaine's intricate and unique songwriting style, trademark leads and lightning riffs with harmonious precision, paying homage to MEGADETH's influential roots while continuing to break new and heavy ground.  

    MEGADETH burst onto the thirty years ago, virtually inventing a genre with their debut album Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (recently recognized by VH1 as the Greatest Thrash Metal Debut Album of All Time). sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy&re