Betraying The Martyrs Announce Third Studio Album.

Betraying The Martyrs.Wednesday 30th November 2016
French extreme metallers Betraying The Martyrs have announced the release of their long-awaited third studio album “The Resilient”, which is out on January 27 via Sumerian Records.

Following their recent single “The Great Disillusion”, Betraying The Martyrs have unleashed a dark music video for new single “Lost For Words”.

Check out “Lost For Words” here: https://youtu.be/D3cXF2lHAsQ

"We are extremely pleased and proud to announce the release date of our third full-length album - ‘The Resilient’ out January 27 on Sumerian Records.

After over a year and a half of hard work, taking into consideration our strengths and our weaknesses, looking back on our success and more importantly our downfalls, we can honestly say that this is by far the best material we have written since the beginning of this incredible journey.

Betraying The Martyrs has been taken to a whole new level, we couldn't be more excited to share the result of everything we have lived since day one; we are back. 

Without further ado, we are pleased to present to you our new single and music video for ‘Lost For Words’." 
- Betraying The Martyrs  “The Resilient” tracklisting:
 
1. Lost For Words
2. Take Me Back
3. The Great Disillusion
4. Dying To Live
5. The Resilient
6. Unregistered
7. Won't Back Down
8. (Dis)Connected
9. Behind The Glass
10. Waste My Time
11. Ghost
12. Wide Awake
 
To coincide with the announcement, pre-order bundles and digital pre-orders have been made available along with their new singles “Lost For Words” and “The Great Disillusion”:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TheResilient-IT
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/TheResilient-AM
GooglePlay: http://smarturl.it/TheResilient-GP
CD/Merch Bundles: http://smarturl.it/TheResilient-Bundles

 “The Great Disillusion” video: https://youtu.be/33PQh2jVNLs

Betraying The Martyrs tour Europe as main support to Chelsea Grin on February 3rd through March 5th 2017, where they’ll be joined by Make Them Suffer and Void of Vision.

UK Tour Dates:

06 Feb - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
07 Feb - Birmingham - O2 Institute 3
08 Feb - Glasgow - Cathouse
09 Feb - Manchester - Sound Control
10 Feb - London - O2

 Linkin Park And Madeworn Team Up For Collaboration.

Linkin Park.Wednesday 30th November 2016
Longtime admirers of each other's work, the members of Grammy-Award-winning rock band, Linkin Park and fashion designer and artist Blaine Halvorson of MadeWorn, have come together to collaborate on a special project to benefit Music for Relief - the non-profit charity organization Linkin Park founded in 2005 to aid survivors of natural disasters and environmental conservation around the world.

From the ineffable MadeWorn studio in Los Angeles, Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Halvorson came together to spray-paint, stencil, and draw by hand - a design that combined both of their unique aesthetics.

Using the iconic street soldier from the album art of Linkin Park's multi-platinum debut, Hybrid Theory as their starting point, the band members and Halvorson created an original design that reflected both MadeWorn's renowned hand-detailing and the band's own personal narrative.

 "The Hybrid Theory street soldier was a team effort between me, Joe and Frank Maddocks," says Linkin Park co-lead vocalist, Mike Shinoda. "We were working on images for the cover of our first album, and we made it to represent the duality of the band's sound—the intersection of contrasting elements, and the hard-versus-soft tension in our band's music.  It's an image that's synonymous with the band's name at this point, and one that has become a cornerstone of our group's visual language over the years."
The result is an exclusive line of shirts available only for a limited time. $10 from the sale of each white t-shirt and hoodie, and $100 from each sale of the special edition black t-shirt in the collection, will go to Music For Relief. To view collection and donate go to: https://charity.madeworn.com
"MadeWorn is about the process, about craft," explains Halvorson of the project.. "and this collaboration with Linkin Park was the perfect way to express that. It's about putting that kind of intense attention to detail into every piece, integrating artistry and the touch of the human hand."

Linkin Park X MadeWorn collaboration video: https://youtu.be/-Yjr3L1GWr8

 Charm The Fury Sign To Nuclear Blast.

Charm The Fury.Wednesday 30th November 2016
Amsterdam based metalband THE CHARM THE FURY have signed a record deal with the world's biggest heavy metal label Nuclear Blast. As the follow-up to their debut album, A Shade Of My Former Self, the band will release a new album in March 2017 through the established rock and metal independent. Be sure to check out the teaser trailer on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!

THE CHARM THE FURY have matured since their debut. With several of Europe's biggest festivals under their belt, they have transformed their sound into a startling slab of ultra-modern but utterly distinctive metal that shrewdly and honestly redefines what THE CHARM THE FURY is all about. Driven by a collective distaste for the state of the world in the 21st century, the band recorded an angry album underpinned by ferocious intelligence and a heartfelt desire to wake people out of their digital stupors.

With more details about the band's new album to come, the critical moment has arrived: THE CHARM THE FURY are armed, ready and hungry for the next big push. When it explodes in 2017, the smart money is on these diehard noisemakers claiming their rightful place among the new metal elite. They have the songs, the determination and the charisma to make it happen.

 Royal Republic Announce 2017 UK Tour.

Royal Republic.Wednesday 30th November 2016
Royal Republic will return to British shores in Spring 2017

Fresh from a sold out tour of Germany, these irrepressible party starters from Sweden have lined up headline shows in GlasgowManchester & London, with tickets going on sale starting at 10am on FridayDecember 2nd and available from www.livenation.co.uk

"The Sold-Out UK shows in October were amazing, and has left us with the opportunity to come back in spring! We will seize this opportunity and could not be more stoked!" 

Dates as follows:-

30 March 2017 – GLASGOW, The Garage
31 March 2017 – MANCHESTER, Academy 2
01 April 2017 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom

As well as opening the newly-crowned ‘Lemmy Stage’ at this year’s Download FestivalRoyal Republic recently completed a sold out headline run in the UK as part of their ‘Weekend Man’ tour, with three venues being upgraded due to huge demand; this tour was in support of the Republic-ans latest studio album, ‘Weekend Man’, released in February 2016 via Spinefarm Records, the start of a new relationship with the label.
Crafted in Berlin’s Fuzz Factory Studios by producers Christian Neander & Michael Tibes‘Weekend Man’ (the album) sees the dapper Swedes delivering their customary rock thrills with even greater gusto – a bold statement of wild-eyed intent founded on big hooks, mountainous melodies and a signature sense of fun. Generally speaking, the aim is to put smiles on faces, but now an’ then a deeper, darker side peeps through, as displayed on the band’s video for ‘Any Given Sunday’ – an “epic tale of love, death & desperation” featuring legendary Swedish soap star Gunnar Mosen.

The clip for current UK single ‘Baby’ was selected for the Music Video Programme at the 24th Raindance Film Festival in London; you can view it here:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqceTHjGuX4

 Lower Than Atlantis Unleash New Video And Announce UK Tour.

Lower Than Atlantis.Tuesday 29th November 2016
 LOWER THAN ATLANTIS have tonight debuted their new single taken from the forthcoming album 'Safe In Sound' due to be released on 3rd February 2017 via Easy Life Records / Red Essential.

'Had Enough', was named as Annie Macs 'Hottest Record In The World' on tonights Radio 1 show.

"Had Enough was the first song written for Safe in Sound and felt like it perfectly picked up from where we left off with the self titled but also took things some place new." says frontman Mike Duce.  He continues "We feel that it's one of the best Lower Than Atlantis songs ever so we can't wait to share it with the world! The album feels like a much truer representation of our band than the last record and the success of that album meant we had to challenge ourselves to write bigger and better songs this time around.  The song is about exactly what the title suggests!  Everyone has one of 'those' days and this song is the soundtrack." 

To watch the new video, click the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHBvUFSlBA In addition to 'Had Enough', you can view previous track 'Dumb', which as shot on a 360 camera & 'Work For It' now. All are taken from the forthcoming album & follows on from the bands most successful album to date 'Lower Than Atlantis' released in 2014 which saw them achieve multiple BBC Radio 1 playlists, sell out tours globally and position the band at the forefront of UK rock music.

"Everything we achieved with the self titled completely surpassed our expectations and now it's time to make an album that can really take us to the next level." says frontman Mike Duce.

The band recently played in Europe with You Me At Six and will start their headline UK tour in March 2017. This will be their biggest tour to date and sees them play London's iconic Brixton Academy whilst bringing out Young Guns, Hands Like Houses and Roam for the ride.

Headline dates are below:
THURSDAY 09 MARCH Norwich UEA
FRIDAY 10 MARCH O2 Academy Birmingham
SATURDAY 11 MARCH Manchester Academy
MONDAY 13 MARCH O2 Academy Leeds
TUESDAY 14 MARCH O2 Academy Newcastle
WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH ABC Glasgow
FRIDAY 17 MARCH O2 Academy Brixton, London
SATURDAY 18 MARCH The Great Hall, Cardiff

LowerThanAtlantis.co

SAFE IN SOUND track listing:
Had Enough
Dumb
Long Time Coming
Boomerang
Work For It
Could Be Worse
I Would
Money
I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore
A Night To Forget

LISTEN TO 'DUMB': Video, Spotify & iTunes. 

PRE-ORDER ALBUM – BAND STORE

 State Champs Release New Video.

State Champs.Tuesday 29th November 2016
State Champs released a new video today for their track 'Losing Myself' originally premiered on MTV's Snapchat Discover Channel. Losing Myself is taken from their 2015 sophomore full-length on Pure Noise Records, Around the World and Back. The Albany, NY pop rock heavy weights have had quite the year, touring the world virtually non-stop and winning the 2016 APMA for "Breakthrough Band".  

Watch the video for 'Losing Myself' here

You can see the band in the UK and Europe at the following dates:

Wed 22 Feb 2017 Razzamataz Barcelona Spain - TICKETS
Thu 23 Feb 2017 El Sol Madrid Spain - TICKETS
Sat 25 Feb 2017 Boule Noire Paris France - TICKETS
Sun 26 Feb 2017 Melkweg Amsterdam Netherlands - TICKETS
Tue 28 Feb 2017 Luxor Cologne Germany - TICKETS
Wed 01 Mar 2017 Logo Hamburg Germany - TICKETS
Thu 02 Mar 2017 Bi Nuu Berlin Germany - TICKETS
Fri 03 Mar 2017 Arena Vienna Austria - TICKETS
Sun 05 Mar 2017 Legend Club Milan Italy - TICKETS
Mon 06 Mar 2017 Die Stadtmitte Karlsruhe Germany - TICKETS
Tue 07 Mar 2017 Trix Antwerp Belgium - TICKETS  
Thu 09 Mar 2017 Engine Rooms Southampton UK - TICKETS 
Fri 10 Mar 2017 O2 Academy Bristol UK - TICKETS
Sat 11 Mar 2017 O2 The Ritz Manchester UK - TICKETS
Mon 13 Mar 2017 Riverside Newcastle UK - TICKETS
Tue 14 Mar 2017 Garage Glasgow UK - TICKETS
Thu 16 Mar 2017 Beckett Leeds UK - TICKETS
Fri 17 Mar 2017 O2 Institute Birmingham UK - TICKETS
Sat 18 Mar 2017 O2 Forum Kentish Town London UK - TICKETS

Formed in 2010, State Champs have released 2 EPs, their 2013 debut LP The Finer Things (#131 on the Billboard Top 200) and their 2015 sophomore LP Around the World and Back (#30 on the Billboard Top 200), all on Pure Noise.  Committed road warriors, they have toured all over the globe with the likes of 5 Seconds of Summer, Motion City Soundtrack, Bayside, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far and headlined the Vans 2016 Warped Tour.

The band look to continue their non-stop touring ways with the release of their sophomore full length, Around the World and Back. Engineered by Kyle Black (Paramore, New Found Glory, Strung Out) and produced by Black and State Champs vocalist Derek Discanio, Around The World and Back, features the band's sharpest songwriting yet.

 Trivium Release 'Lake Of Fire'.

White Lies.Tuesday 29th November 2016
TRIVIUM have shared 'Lake of Fire', the third and final instant grat track from their forthcoming reissue of Ember To Inferno, out December 2 via Cooking Vinyl.

Listen to "Lake of Fire" here.

"'The Red Album' is the best recorded version of the absolute earliest Trivium there is," said singer and guitarist Matt Heafy. "'Thrust' was the very first Trivium song ever written, 'Pain' the second, 'Lake of Fire' the third."

He continued, "'Lake of Fire' is a very primal Trivium, but it shows that all the elements of the band Trivium fans know today, have been there since the beginning. Clean melody, intense speed; the sonic interplay of light and dark; melody and brutality — it was all there from the start. Lyrically, 'Lake of Fire' sets an intense stage for the visions of the underworld it invokes. Enjoy your journey... into the 'Lake of Fire!'"

Ember to Inferno will be released in four configurations, with the deluxe 'Ab Initio' editions containing the band's early demos 'Ruber' (aka the Red Demo), 'Caeruleus (aka the Blue Demo) and 'Flavus' (aka the Yellow Demo). Fans can pre-order all formats online here.

 Heafy dives deep into the reissue via a specially recorded interview series. Watch Episode 1 here and Episode 2 here.

The band previously made available 'The Storm'; a six-minute epic, propelled by a massive acrobatic riff and Matt Heafy's three-tiered vocal attack. Listen here.

 White Lies Release New Video.

White Lies.Tuesday 29th November 2016
White Lies continue their electro-fuelled dance with the heartfelt 'Hold Back Your Love', with the new video directed by David Pablos (the critically acclaimed 'The Chosen Ones'). This soul searching track is filled with an arpeggiated bassline, dancing beats, landscape dream-like synths and a big crowd pleasing chorus where lead singer Harry McVeigh lays bare his true emotions as he sings "Hold back your love, you know that I've had my doubts".   

Says White Lies' Charles Cave on 'Hold Back Your Love'; "It's hard for me to talk about 'Hold Back Your Love' in a measured way. We all absolutely love this song. I felt the same after we recorded 'Death', 'Bigger Than Us', or 'Big TV'. Call it emotional attachment, or hopefully just a 'good ear', this song feels like it confidently sits itself down on the front row of White Lies songs that fall into elusive 'encore' territory. I'm struggling to remember how this song came about, which is always a positive feeling as it suggests the process was a totally pleasurable and inspirational one, but I know that it was written quickly and the melodies seemed to do that dreamy thing of writing themselves. I think we were in a 'Tango In The Night' state of pop when this song came about, and you can definitely hear that in the middle section. But equally, (and this band has been a huge influence since we were fifteen) there's a solid Talking Heads stomp that, dare I say it, you can almost dance to!

The ten-track album 'Friends' is now available on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which includes a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks.
                                                              
'Friends' was recorded in Bryan Ferry's private studio in London's Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.

WHITE LIES FORTHCOMING TOUR DATES
November 2016
29th - UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute
30th - UK, Leeds, Stylus

December 2016
1st - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy
3rd - Greece, Athens, Gagarin 205
4th - Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre
February 2017
1st - Washington DC, 9:30 Club
2nd - New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg
3rd - Boston MA, Middle East Club
4th - Toronto ON, Lee's Palace
6th - Chicago IL, Lincoln Hall
7th - Madison WI, Majestic Theatre
8th - Minneapolis MN, Cedar Cultural Center
11th - Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theater
12th - Seattle WA, Nectar Lounge
14th - San Francisco CA, The Chapel
15th - Los Angeles, El Ray Theatre
17th - Guadalajara, Teatro Diana
18th - Mexico City, El Plaza Condesa
22nd - UK, Coventry, Academy
23rd- UK, Newcastle O2 Academy
24th – UK, Sheffield O2 Academy
25th – UK, Oxford O2 Academy
27th – UK, Cardiff University
28th - UK, Leicester O2 Academy

March 2017
2nd – UK, Portsmouth Pyramids
3rd – UK, Hull University
4th – UK, London Troxy
6th – UK, Preston Guildhall
7th – UK, Aberdeen Garage
8th – UK, Edinburgh Potterrow
9th – UK, Hatfield The Forum
11th –UK, Keele University
12th – UK Norwich UEA

 Krokus Announce New Studio Album.

Krokus.Tuesday 29th November 2016
Switzerland’s legendary hard rock act KROKUS are back with a brand new studio album - 'BIG ROCKS' is penned for a January 27th 2017 release via Century Media Records.

On 'BIG ROCKS' KROKUS are paying tribute to bands and artists like Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Who, Steppenwolf, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and many more by presenting their very own versions of classic tracks such as 'My Generation', 'Tie Your Mother Down', 'Whole Lotta Love', 'Born To Be Wild' and others.

'BIG ROCKS' offers a total of 13 tracks: 12 cover songs and a re-recorded version of KROKUS’ hit 'Backseat Rock N’ Roll', all of them flawlessly executed, brilliantly interpreted and spiced up with the typical KROKUS edge. 

As a first single KROKUS have chosen their very own rendition of Folk-Rock classic 'The House Of The Rising Sun'. It is safe to say that the legendary Swiss hard rockers managed to breathe new life into the track by overhaulin’ it Krokus-style!

Bassist and producer Chris von Rohr describes his first encounter with the song as follows: “The first time I came across this song was in the wild sixties. I was lying on my bed and all of a sudden I heard the voices of a thousand angels sing.”

It was this exact feeling the band tried to capture with their own version of the song and the result speaks for itself: “The House of the Rising Sun” by KROKUS sounds raw and loud yet embodies the soulful sound of the original.

'The House Of The Rising Sun' is available as of today at the download/streaming platform of your choice.
 
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3wkl2jXYGtjeMbYSDybktD
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/KrokusHOTRSAmazon
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/KrokusHOTRSiTunes

KROKUS live
Rock Monsters of Switzerland Tour with Gotthard

Fr. 03.03.2017 – Festhalle Bern
Sa. 04.03.2017 – Samsung Halle Zürich
Fr. 11.03.2017 – Metropole Lausanne
Sa. 12.03.2017 – Metropole Lausanne

 Stone Sour Announce 10th Anniversary Of 'Come What(ever) May'.

Stone Sour.Tuesday 29th November 2016
STONE SOUR celebrate the 10th anniversary of their classic second album, 'Come What(ever) May' with a deluxe edition released on 16th December via digital download, streaming and 2 x LP black & gold mixed vinyl – the album's first ever vinyl release.

The edition is heralded by a previously unreleased acoustic version of 'Zzyzx Rd.,' streaming at the band's official YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/YGNZYKGw5Gs

Pre-orders for the 'Come What(ever) May': Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition' are available today from http://smarturl.it/StoneSour_Store in a number of exclusive limited edition bundles.  

'Come What(ever) May: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition' has been remastered and now includes an array of bonus material (tracklisting below); rare tracks, B-sides and more, including never-before-heard versions of 'Through Glass,' 'Zzyzx Rd.,' and 'Cardiff,' as well as an acoustic cover of The Rolling Stones' 'Wild 

STONE SOUR is: Corey Taylor (vocals), Josh Rand (guitar), Roy Mayorga (drums), Johny Chow (bass), and Christian Martucci (guitar).

STONE SOUR - 'Come What(ever) May': Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition'
Track Listing:

LP 1
Side A
1.       30/30-150
2.       Come What(ever) May
3.       Hell & Consequences
4.       Sillyworld
5.       Made Of Scars
6.       Reborn

Side B
1.       Your God
2.       Through Glass
3.       Socio
4.       1st Person
5.       Cardiff
6.       Zzyzx Rd.

LP 2
Side A
1.       Though Glass (Live Acoustic) *
2.       Wicked Game (Live Acoustic) *
3.       Wild Horses (Live Acoustic) *
4.       Cardiff (Acoustic) *
5.       Zzyxx Rd. (Acoustic) *
 
Side B
1.       Suffer
2.       Fruitcake
3.       Freeze Dry Seal
4.       The Day I Let Go
5.       The Frozen

* Previously Unreleased

 Metallica Album Hits The Charts.

Metallica.Tuesday 29th November 2016
Metallica's 10th studio album, Hardwired...To Self Destruct, debuted at No. 1 around the world today selling over 800,000 albums worldwide.  In addition to the United States, Hardwired...To Self Destruct is No. 1 on the album charts in:  Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, and Sweden with many of these markets having their best sales week of 2016.  A complete list of the 20+ countries where the album debuted at No. 1 will be available midweek when the respective charts are published.  

In the United States, Hardwired...To Self Destruct debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 291,266 equivalent album units and 281,645 actual album sales, and is the band's 6th consecutive No. 1 album in the United States.  It is the largest debut for a rock band in 2016, and according to Hits Magazine, this is the third biggest debut of 2016 behind Beyoncé and Drake.  It is currently the "Most Wished For" album on Amazon.com.

Hardwired...To Self Destruct was released on November 18 on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label.  It was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions available at www.metallica.com. By industry standards the standard 2-CD set would be considered a deluxe package.  However, the band also released a special deluxe edition of the album featuring 3 CDs of Metallica music, and fans came out in droves over the past week to purchase the set, amounting to 80-90% of Hardwired...To Self-Destruct's first week global sales - a true testament to the extraordinary relationship Metallica has with its fans.

Praise for Hardwired...To Self-Destruct includes Rolling Stone: "Metallica's 'Hardwired' shreds back to vintage eighties terror", Q: "An album that sees Metallica extend their legacy", Kerrang!: "This is Metallica galvanized, refreshed, refocused and rediscovering themselves. Best thing they've done since The Black album? Yep", The Guardian: "Metallica have just made their finest record in 25 years," NME: "Metallica remain both vital and innovative," Metal Hammer:  "Easily Metallica's strongest album in 25 years" Mojo: "more savage, more inspired and crucially more fun than they have been for years" and much more.

In an unprecedented move for Metallica, on November 16, the band released music videos for each song on Hardwired...To Self Destruct via www.metallica.com and simultaneously with editorial partners around the world every two hours.  New songs and their corresponding videos premiered right up to when the clock turned over at midnight in New Zealand, where the first official copy of the new album became available worldwide. To watch the music videos, visit www.metallica.com.

Additionally, almost 100 independent record stores around the world stayed open throughout the night on and into the morning selling Hardwired...To Self-Destruct LPs and CDs as part of November 18's Blackened Friday. Stores were stocked with music, prizes, and exclusive items were given away free with purchase.

In the UK the band gave their fans 48 hours of access via their first ever Radio 1 Maida Vale session which is available on http://bbc.in/2gBk5gj , a midnight signing at HMV Oxford Street as well as an exclusive London performance at House of Vans which benefitted https://www.railwaychildren.org.uk.  Catch up here: http://bit.ly/2fLN2oD

Metallica also recently joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a rendition of the band's song "Enter Sandman" as part of the popular segment 'Classroom Instruments' on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The video has racked up nearly 100 Million views on Facebook and 10 Million views on YouTube.  Watch the clip HERE.
    Visit www.metallica.com/tour for a complete list of upcoming Metallica tour dates

 Kiss Announce UK And European Tour.

Kiss.Tuesday 29th November 2016
KISS, America's #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time in every category, are pleased to announce further Arena shows across Europe in May 2017. Having already announced Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria and Holland, KISS now add Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic and the UK.

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer slayed the USA across July, August and September 2016 with a SOLD OUT Arena tour. They heard the calls from their European fans and they return for the first time since 2015's series of SOLD OUT Festival and Arena shows across Europe.

Hot on the heels of the bands 6th sold out KISS KRUISE. The KISS KRUISE Creatures of The Deep saw the KISS ARMY sail from Miami to Cozumel and Grand Cayman for six days of KISS mayhem from the 4th to the 9th November 2016. KISS KRUISE VII is set for 2017...

KISS are one of the most iconic and influential rock acts of all time. The band have released 44 albums and sold over 100 million records worldwide. Consummate live performers, the band's illustrious career is marked by record breaking global tours. KISS across Europe in 2017 is not to be missed. Visit KISSONLINE.COM for information on Tickets and VIP Packages. 

Dates in black already announced. Further dates in red announced Tues 29th Nov 2016

Mon 1st May 2017                   Olympiski, Moscow RUSSIA
Thurs 4th May 2017                Hartwell Arena, Helsinki FINLAND
Sat 6th May 2017                    Tele2 Arena, Stockholm SWEDEN
Sun 7th May 2017                   Spektrum, Oslo NORWAY
Tues 9th May 2017                  Forum Horsens, Horsens DENMARK
Wed 10th May 2017                Scandinavium, Gothenburg SWEDEN
Fri 12th May 2017                   Westfallenhalle, Dortmund GERMANY
Sat 13th May 2017                  Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart GERMANY
Mon 15th May 2017                 Pala Alpitour, Torino ITALY
Tues 16th May 2017               Unipol Arena, Bologna ITALY
Thurs 18th May 2017              Olympiahalle, Munich GERMANY
Sat 20th May 2017                  BVV, Brno CZECH REPUBLIC
Sun 21st May 2017                 Stadthalle, Vienna AUSTRIA
Tues 23rd May 2017               Festhalle, Frankfurt GERMANY
Wed 24th May 2017                Ahoy, Rotterdam HOLLAND
Sat 27th May 2017                  SSE Hydro, Glasgow UK
Sun 28th May 2017                 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK
Tues 30th May 2017               Manchester Arena, Manchester UK
Wed 31st May 2017                o2 Arena, London UK

 Blackberry Smoke Announce 2017 UK Tour.

Blackberry Smoke.Tuesday 29th November 2016
BLACKBERRY SMOKE have announced a UK tour for March/April 2017 in support of forthcoming fifth studio album, 'Like An Arrow' which is set for release on 14 October via Earache.

BLACKBERRY SMOKE's frontman/guitarist Charlie Starr is looking forward to the UK run, telling us: "We always love to bring new music to crowds who really appreciate it!  Some of our favourite moments on stage have come from touring all over Europe and we can't wait to share 'Like An Arrow' with our friends and fans over there.  It is a great mix of what we love to do best."

'Like an Arrow' follows BLACKBERRY SMOKE's hugely successful 2015 album, 'Holding All the Roses', which took the top spot on both the UK Rock Chart and the US Country Chart.  The release features 12 new tracks and includes a guest appearance from THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND's very own Gregg Allman. 

Check out the album's lead track, 'Waiting for the Thunder', at http://youtu.be/Y4HB-eVbmcc.

UK dates rack up as follows:

March
Monday 27th - O2 Academy - Oxford
Tuesday 28th - Roundhouse - London
Wednesday 29th - UEA - Norwich
Friday 31st - Academy - Manchester

April
Saturday 1st - Olympia Theatre - Dublin
Monday 3rd - Barrowlands - Glasgow
Tuesday 4th - O2 Academy - Newcastle
Thursday 6th - O2 Academy - Bristol
Friday 7th - O2 Academy - Birmingham
Saturday 8th - Pyramids Centre - Portsmouth

You can pre-order 'Like an Arrow' now on limited edition signed CD and coloured vinyl, as well as regular CD, vinyl, and various merch bundles at http://www.earache.com/likeanarrow.

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 7th October priced at £24 for London and £20 Regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Olly Murs Announces Massaive 2017 Tour.

Olly Murs.Monday 28th November 2016
Following on from his spring arena tour, Olly Murs, one of British music's biggest stars, announces his biggest headline shows yet; 20 outdoor dates across the UK.

2016 has been another incredible year for Olly Murs which has seen him celebrate his fourth successive No.1 Album '24 HRS', becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor.

New single 'Years and Years' is the new album's centre piece; an expansive, explosive, spine-tingling belter and follows the radio favourites 'You Don't Know Love' and 'Grow Up' which Olly recently performed on the X Factor.

Before his huge summer tour, the spring of 2017 will see Olly play 23 UK shows including 3 O2's and the opening night of the Teenage Cancer Trust shows, confirming his reputation as one of Britain's very best live performers. Olly Murs plays the following 2017 UK dates:

March
Mon 27th                                LONDON, Royal Albert Hall (As part of TCT Shows)

June
Fri 2nd                                    MARKET RASEN, Racecourse
Sat 3rd                                     CARLISLE, Brunton Park
Sat 10th                                   COLCHESTER, Weston Homes Community Stadium
Fri 16th                                   WESTONBIRT, Arboretum
Sat 24th                                   WREXHAM, Racecourse Ground
Fri 30th                                   BRANDON, Thetford Forest

July
Sat 1st                                     YORK, Racecourse
Fri 7th                                     KENT, Canterbury The Spitfire Ground
Sun 9th                                    SCARBOROUGH, Open Air
Fri 14th                                   NORTHAMPTON, The County Ground
Sat 15th                                   JERSEY, Big Gig In The Park
Sun 16th                                  SUSSEX, 1st Central County Ground
Tue 18th                                  EDINBURGH, Edinburgh Castle
Fri 21st                                    ABERDEEN, Exhibition & Conference Centre, Outdoor
Sat 22nd                                  INVERNESS, Bught Park
Sat 29th                         EXETER, Powderham Castle

August
Sat 5th                                     BOURNEMOUTH, Kings Park
Thu 10th                                  SANDOWN, Racecourse
Sat 12th                                   SWANSEA, Singleton Park
Sat 19th                                   NEWBURY, Racecourse

Since Olly shot to fame in 2009, he has recorded four multi-platinum albums, produced 4 Number 1 singles with total record sales exceeding 10 million. '24 HRS' is the follow up to the acclaimed million selling 'Never Been Better'.

 The Flatliners Sign To Rise Records.

The Flatliners.Monday 28th November 2016
Rise Records is excited to welcome Toronto Canada's The Flatliners to the family.

The band will be releasing a new full length in the front half of 2017.
Before then you can stream new song 'Hang My Head' here

The Flatliners will also be joining The Menzingers on their upcoming European tour.

 UK dates:
Tue 18 Apr Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads 
Wed 19 Apr London, UK @ Koko 
Thu 20 Apr Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller 
Fri 21 Apr Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 
Sat 22 Apr Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor 
Sun 23 Apr Derby, UK @ The Venue 
Mon 24 Apr Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios 
 European dates:
Wed 26 Apr Cologne, DE @ Underground 
Thu 27 Apr Berlin @ Musik & Frieden 
Fri 28 Apr Munster, DE @ Uncle M event 
Sat 29 Apr Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock Festival

About The Flatliners:

The Flatliners' career is a testament to perseverance and dedication. With a lineup that has never strayed from the original members who met as teenagers, the band has since logged countless miles on the road and amassed a dedicated legion of fans along the way.

 T.S.O.L To Release 11th Studio Album.

T.S.O.L.Monday 28th November 2016
Influential Southern California punk rock pioneers T.S.O.L. will make their awaited return in 2017 with a new record label and their 11th studio album. The band has announced today, they have signed with Rise Records and will release their highly anticipated album The Trigger Complex on 27th January. Fans can pre-order the record now at tsol.merchnow.com

T.S.O.L. have also debuted the upcoming record's first new track, "I Wanted To See You," which can be streamed now here

T.S.O.L., short for True Sounds of Liberty, struck a nerve in the early 80's with their defiant, politically charged self-titled debut EP. At the intersection of punk and gothic new wave, the band's evolution of sound continued resulting in their critically heralded, full-length record Dance With Me (1981) as well as many other fan coveted albums, with various lineup changes and reunions along the way, that cemented their legacy in the punk scene as one of the most influential bands to come out of California.

Now, nearly four decades later, original members Ron Emory, Mike Roche and Jack Grisham have returned to creative heights with one of their most inspired albums in decades with The Trigger Complex. Comprised of thirteen songs, the band's new record runs the gamut of charging punk anthems to brooding rock songs that will no doubt please listeners. Given the country's turbulent, divisive political climate it could not be better timing for the return of one of punk's most important and vocal bands.

"It's a great time to be making music; to have a voice that can be heard," says Grisham. "I'm glad that things look bleak. Political turmoil breeds strength as well as strife. This record allows us to remind people that they aren't alone. We're here."

Follow T.S.O.L. at https://www.facebook.com/TsolOfficial for additional updates.

The Trigger Complex  Track List:
Give Me More
Sometimes
Strange World
Satellites
The Right Side
Why Can't We Do It Again
I Wanted To See You
Wild Life
Nothing Ever Lasts
Going Steady
Still The Same
Don't You Want Me
Bats

 Ward Thomas Announce 22 Date UK Tour.

Ward Thomas.Monday 28th November 2016
Record breakers and chart toppers Ward Thomas have announced 22 UK Dates for 2017 including their biggest headline show to date at The Shepherds Bush Empire on May 10th.

22 year old twins Catherine and Lizzy made history with their stunning major label debut when it reached the top spot in the U.K. Album charts, by becoming the first ever UK country act to achieve the feat. On top of that extraordinary achievement, the album stayed in the top five for three weeks: a rare accomplishment.

Armed with the "devastating title track" (Sunday Times, Culture) taken from their No.1 album 'Cartwheels', Ward Thomas announce these shows after completing an impressive run of 16 completely sold out UK dates in October, including a sensational show at Bush Hall. Ahead of these dates they play a sold out show at the Brooklyn Bowl, for the Christmas Country 2 Country Social December 3rd.

April

Fri 28th                         Guildford, G Live
Sat 29th                        Birmingham, O2 Birmingham Institute
Sun 30th                       Edinburgh, Queens Hall

May

Tue 2nd                        York, York Barbican
Wed 3rd                        Sheffield, The Plug
Thu 4th                          Leeds, Church
Fri 5th                            Norwich, Open
Sat 6th                           Oxford, O2 Academy
Tue 9th                           Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Wed 10th                        London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 11th                         Worthing, Pavilion Theatre
Fri 12th                           Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
Tue 16th                         Bath, Komedia
Wed 17th                        Cardiff, Tramshed
Thu 18th                         Exeter, Lemon Grove
Fri 19th                           Falmouth, Princess Pavilion
Tue 23rd                         Northampton, The Roadmender
Wed 24th                        Manchester, O2 Ritz
Thu 25th                         Lincoln, Engine Shed
Sat 27th                          Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Mon 29th                        Gateshead, The Sage
Tue 30th                         Cambridge, Junction

Written in Nashville in 2014, 'Cartwheels' was the song that kick started the entire writing process for the album. Reflecting on experiences of young women (and men!) everywhere, it tells the sad tale of someone who refuses to accept that a relationship is over. The heartbreaking story is brought to life by the sisters' stripped back vocals and beguiling harmonies.
 
Ward Thomas were barely out of their teens when they became country crossover stars with their independently released 2014 debut album 'From Where We Stand' which sold over 25,000 copies in the UK.

www.wardthomasmusic.com

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 11th November priced at £17 for Birmingham (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 The Rifles Release New Video.

The Rifles.Monday 28th November 2016
The Rifles release brand new video for track 'Groundhog Day' from current album 'Big Life'. 'Groundhog Day' is the lively album opening track which expresses the longing to be free from an endlessly repetitive job as frontman Joel Stoker sings; "As the world goes round & round / Another lonely dead end town."  Directed by Roger Sargent (Libertines, Vaccines, Spector) and starring Anna Bolton (Our World War, Vera, Hector). Says Sargent of the video;  "I really wanted to avoid doing the obvious homage to the film of the same name. I think people can get to a point where their work becomes all encompassing and the only things that you experience is the stress of your commute and the numbing boredom of your job. You become a bee. A frustrated, anxious, angry worker bee." 

The Rifles 5th Studio Album ‘Big Life’ is out now and the band have just finished a headline UK tour.  'Big Life' showcases a band at the peak of their confidence with the freedom to have creative sonic experimentation amongst their well honed songwriting. The Rifles craft catchy effortless pop songs with strong melodies and instant hooks. Their clever lyricism never disappoints. 

This album was produced by Charles Rees at Black Barn Studios thanks to long time mentor & collaborator Paul Weller. 

The Rifles will play 3 SOLD OUT intimate shows at London's Boogaloo in December. 
13th December – Boogaloo, London SOLD OUT 
14th December – Boogaloo, London SOLD OUT 
15th December – Boogaloo, London SOLD OUT 

 Wars Reveal New Music Video.

Wars.Monday 28th November 2016
wars can now reveal their first official music video since signing to Spinefarm Records; the clip accompanies 'The Art Of Not Knowing', the second single to be released from forthcoming debut album, 'We Are Islands, After All',  due for release on January 27th.

"The music video for 'The Art of Not Knowing' came from a really personal place," says Rob Vicars, wars front person. "There's this empty, unstable feeling you get when you start to question how well you really know yourself, (it's the kind of train of thought that can take you to some unnervingly dark places pretty abruptly) this song talks of confronting that issue, the ambivalence and learning to live beyond it...

"The shoot itself felt like a real coming together of brilliant people, it's amazing to have a cameo from This Is England's George Newton in there, and our leading girl absolutely nailed every scene. We're unbelievably proud and excited to put this video out"

Watch the official video for 'The Art Of Not Knowing' here: https://youtu.be/suEchrTMkPQ 

'We are Islands, After All' has been produced by Matt O' Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco, etc.), with Alan Douches, chief engineer at West West Side Music handling the mastering.

Pre-orders for 'We Are Islands, After All', alongside various merch bundle options, are now available here.

 Olly Murs Announces 2017 Forest Shows.

Olly Murs.Monday 28th November 2016
Olly Murs announces Forest Live shows as part of huge 2017 Summer Tour

Following on from his spring arena tour, Olly Murs, one of British music’s biggest stars, announces his biggest headline shows yet; 20 outdoor dates across the UK including two dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

2016 has been another incredible year for Olly Murs which has seen him celebrate his fourth successive No.1 Album ’24 Hrs’, becoming the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor.

New single ‘Years and Years’ is the new album’s centre piece; an expansive, explosive, spine-tingling belter and follows the radio favourites ‘You Don’t Know Love’ and ‘Grow Up’ which Olly recently performed on the X Factor.

Before his huge summer tour, the spring of 2017 will see Olly play 23 UK shows including 3 O2’s and the opening night of the Teenage Cancer Trust shows, confirming his reputation as one of Britain’s very best live performers.

Olly Murs + Support plays the following Forest Live dates:
Friday 16 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Friday 30 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets £42.50 (plus £4.75 booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 2 December from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Since Olly shot to fame in 2009, he has recorded four multi-platinum albums, produced 4 Number 1 singles with total record sales exceeding 10 million. ’24 HRS’ is the follow up to the acclaimed million selling ‘Never Been Better’.

Forest Live is an independent programme promoted by Forestry Commission England to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 16 years history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

Info: ollymurs.com & forestry.gov.uk/music

 Laura Jane Grace Releases Book.

Laura Jane Grace.Saturday 26th November 2016
TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout
by Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!
Hachette Books, November 24, 2016

"Riveting and at times harrowing...This brutally honest, soul-searching memoir reads like precisely that — one chapter, in a life story that has many more to come."
– Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Laura Jane Grace shows great bravery diving into every detail of a story seldom told, with the advantage of having kept journals documenting everything she went through, from childhood to the beginnings of her band. Capturing the pain and struggle, self-doubt and lack of support she experienced, Grace provides a valuable starting point for a conversation to broaden the understanding of, and empathy for, trans people." – Joan Jett

"A powerful, disarmingly honest portrait of becoming." – Entertainment Weekly

"A full-length tell-all about Grace's lifelong journey to discovering, accepting, and at last publicly acknowledging her true identity...[told] with daring candor...the memoir establishes her as at once a transgender icon and a modern day heroine."
– Harper's Bazaar, Best Books of November

"This book is a mandatory read for anyone interested in gender identity, intellectual punk rock, or an engrossing account of a great rock and roll band, subjects that may sound mutually exclusive but here are inextricably linked." – Shirley Manson, lead singer of Garbage

"The extraordinary story of the misfit among the punks who attempted to save himself by choosing his gender—as if by erasing the man he was might heal the diseased society that produced him. Laura Jane Grace claws her way into the light and we are all inspired to find our own grace." – John Cameron Mitchell, coauthor and star of Hedwig and the Angry Itch

Laura Jane Grace, the provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! reveals, in raw and intimate detail, the struggles and victories she experienced on her quest for gender acceptance in her forthcoming memoir TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout (Hachette Books, November 24, 2016). Written with music journalist Dan Ozzi, TRANNY is a searing account of Grace's search for true self, and an intensely personal look inside her struggles with everything from sex, drugs, failed marriages, parenthood, identity, music, and the soul of a punk rock star.

It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a headful of anarchist politics, landed on a riff. Gabel formed Against Me! and rocketed the band from its scrappy beginnings – banging on a drum kit made of pickle buckets—to a major-label powerhouse that critics have called this generation's The Clash.

Since is inception in 1997, Against Me! has been one of punk's most influential modern bands, but also one of its most divisive. With every notch the four-piece climbed in their career, they gained new fans while infuriating their old ones. They suffered legal woes, a revolving door of drummers, and a horde of angry, militant punks who called them "sellouts" and tried to sabotage their shows at every turn.

But underneath the public turmoil, something much greater occupied Gable – a secret kept for 30 years, only acknowledged in the scrawled-out pages of personal journals and hidden in lyrics. Through a troubled childhood, delinquency, and struggles with drugs, Gabel was on a punishing search for identity. Not until May of 2012 did a Rolling Stone profile finally reveal it: Gabel is a transsexual, and would from then on be living as a woman under the name Laura Jane Grace.

TRANNY is the intimate story of Against Me!'s enigmatic founder, weaving the narrative of the band's history, as well as Grace's, with dozens of never-before-seen entries from the piles of journals Grace kept. More than a typical music memoir about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll— although it certainly has plenty of that—TRANNY is an inside look at one of the most remarkable stories in the history of rock.

Laura Jane Grace is a transgender musician best known as the founder, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of Against Me!, a punk rock band that tours the world constantly and has sold millions of albums. Since coming out as transgender in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Grace has become an outspoken advocate for transgender awareness. Her web series True Trans was nominated for a 2015 Emmy award, and she writes an advice column for noisey.com, called "Mandatory Happiness." She has a daughter and lives in Chicago.

Dan Ozzi is a New York-based writer and has served as the editor of VICE's music site, Noisey.

Against Me! Hit Europe this December and will perform at the following venues:

6th  Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
7th Manchester, Academy 2
8th London, Electric Ballroom
9th. Glasgow, Garage
10th Bristol, SWX
11th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
13th Amsterdam, Melkweg
14th Brussels, Magasin 4
15th Zurich, Dynamo
16th Munich, Backstage Halle
17th Leipzig, Conne Island
18th Vienna, Wuk
19th Linz, Posthof
20th Cologne, Live Music Hall
21st Hamburg, Fabrik
22nd Berlin, So 36

 Overkill To Release New Album In 2017.

Overkill.Saturday 26th November 2016
Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have recently announced their upcoming eighteenth album, ‘The Grinding Wheel’, which will be released on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Recently, the band released new track ‘Our Finest Hour’, you can enjoy an impression of the mighty thrash inferno with the new lyric video and prepare to bang your heads even wilder in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElxZ1oz9A68
You can now pre-order the ‘The Grinding Wheel’ here:
Limited Edition Digipack CD, CD, Double Gatefold Vinyl
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Green & Splatter Vinyl
Digital Album – order and get the track ‘Our Finest Hour’ instantly

‘The Grinding Wheel’ was produced by the band and mixed by Andy Sneap (Testament, Exodus, Accept). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth, Soilwork, Death...).
Tracklisting for ‘The Grinding Wheel’:
1. Mean Green Killing Machine
2. Goddamn Trouble
3. Our Finest Hour
4. Shine On
5. The Long Road
6. Let's All Go To Hades
7. Come Heavy
8. Red White And Blue
9. The Wheel
10. The Grinding Wheel
Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of New York/New Jersey area thrash metal, it seems certain that New Jersey’s Overkill have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musically consistent and true to their roots for an impressive 35 years with an unprecedented 18 studio albums under their belts.

The massive contribution to thrash by heavy metal partners in crime Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni (who cofounded Overkill the same year Ronald Reagan was elected President) is undeniable and remains unchallenged by those in the know. Overkill were formed about one year before Slayer and Anthrax and a couple of years ahead of Metallica, with all of the aforementioned bands pushing forward a new style of music drawing from NWOBHM, hard rock and punk.

Through much hard work and a slew of infamous live performances at New York area clubs like L’Amours, Overkill established a reputation as a blue-collar, working man’s metal band. After the band released a self-financed EP in 1984, Overkill broke onto the scene in 1985 with ‘Feel The Fire’, a crushing thrash assault. The self-proclaimed ‘Wrecking Crew’ - originally consisting of vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, bassist D.D. Verni, guitarist Bobby Gustafson, and drummer Rat Skates - were on a tear, borrowing heavily from punk rock roots while adding a venomous metal crunch that allowed them to compete favourably with peers like Testament, Anthrax, and Megadeth. The guys have been part of the Nuclear Blast family now since 2009 and are one of the most successful East Coast thrash bands in history.

 Firewind Release New Single.

Firewind.Saturday 26th November 2016
Greek melodic Power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar-wizard and Ozzy Osbourne band member Gus G., are starting the promotional campaign leading up to the release of their 8th studio album, 'Immortals', which will be released on January 20th, 2017 via the band’s longtime label partner Century Media Records in Europe.

A first single from the upcoming album is being released today - check out the album’s opening track “Hands Of Time” here: https://youtu.be/z3Q1o0m2sik

Check it out via Spotify here: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDHofTSpotify
Pre-order “Immortals” via iTunes to obtain “Hands Of Time” as instant grat: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmiTunes
“Immortals” Amazon pre-order: http://smarturl.it/FIREWINDimmortalsAMA

FIREWIND’s Gus G. checked with the following comment about “Hands Of Time”: “We know it's been long overdue, but finally we can present a new song! "Hands Of Time" is the opening track off our new album "Immortals" and I'd say it's a return to a sound that many of our fans have longed for. Fast, melodic with a big chorus, big production, guitar / keyboard solos & of course great performance by our new singer, Henning Basse. Enjoy!“

 “Immortals” marks the first time FIREWIND used an outside co-producer, working with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69), who not only engineered, mixed and mastered the album, but also co-wrote it together with Gus G. The album’s tracklisting reads as follows:

FIREWIND – “Immortals”:
1. Hands Of Time
2. We Defy
3. Ode To Leonidas
4. Back On The Throne
5. Live And Die By The Sword
6. Wars Of Ages
7. Lady Of 1000 Sorrows
8. Immortals
9. Warriors And Saints
10. Rise From The Ashes

Next to the standard jewel case CD and Digital Download formats, “Immortals” will also be released as LP on 180gr vinyl with a poster as well as the entire album on CD as bonus. Additionally, there will also be a limited edition Mediabook CD with expanded booklet, a bonus track and 3 stickers.

You can additionally already check out a few sample riffs off “Immortals” in a play-through clip that Gus G. recorded in co-operation with Toontrack’s EZmix 2 and the Metal Guitar Gods 4 EZmix Pack expansion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E7SFBKYVcU

Gus G. and Toontrack also launched a "Metal Month Masterclass" series of video guitar lessons here:

1. Arpeggios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv4jKjnb5zM
2. Phrasing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3rJScx9nAk
3. Alternate Picking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAhtDn9Nco8
4. Chord Inversions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-inXYD98m4

In order to support the release of “Immortals”, FIREWIND are set to hit the road across Europe and the UK. Those dates as well as some first festival dates confirmed for 2017 and also a string of GUS G. solo shows in Asia are as follows:

FIREWIND – Europe & UK Tour 2017
Special Guests: Manimal & Scar Of The Sun
15.02.2017 Glasgow (UK) - Audio
16.02.2017 Manchester (UK) - Academy 3
17.02.2017 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
18.02.2017 Wolverhampton (UK) - Slade Rooms
19.02.2017 London (UK) - Underworld
21.02.2017 Southampton (UK) - Engine Rooms

22.02.2017 Paris (France) - Backstage by the Mills
23.02.2017 Strasbourg (France) - La Laiterie
25.02.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
26.02.2017 Budapest (Hungary) - A38
27.02.2017 München (Germany) - Feierwerk
28.02.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
01.03.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
02.03.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob

FIREWIND – European Festivals 2017:
16.06.2017 Duisburg (Germany) - Rage Against Racism
13-15.07.2017 Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head
09-12.08.2017 Villena (Spain) - Leyendas del Rock
08.09.2017 Olen (Belgium) - Olensfest
 
GUS G – Live 2016/2017:
10.12.2016 Maasmechelen (Belgium) - Maasvallei
20.01.2017 Anaheim, CA (USA) - The Grove (w/ Metal Allegiance, Marty Friedman)
22.03.2017 Tokyo (Japan) - Club Quattro
23.03.2017 Osaka (Japan) - Club Quattro
25.03.2017 Seoul (South Korea) - Vhall

In related news, Century Media Records will be re-releasing FIREWIND’s albums number three, “Forged By Fire” (2005), and four, “Allegiance” (2006), for the first time ever on LP format on January 20th, 2017 as well. Both records will be available each on 180 gr. vinyl and will include the full album on CD as bonus. Stay tuned for pre-order links coming soon…

 Tegan And Sara Announce UK Tour.

Tegan And Sara.Saturday 26th November 2016
Indie Pop sensations Tegan And Sara will be hitting the UK for a string of dates in February 2017 in support of their latest album 'Love You To Death'.

Recorded in Los Angeles, 'Love You to Death' is the band's 8th studio album and once again finds the group working with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck, Ellie Goulding). 'Love You to Death' is the follow up to Tegan and Sara's pop breakthrough album Heartthrob, which saw them explore a transcendent pop sheen for the first time. They follow it up here with an equally explosive production, but one that casts darker shadows and lingers longer in the psyche. Taking a page from dramatic non-fiction, 'Love You To Death' finds Tegan and Sara mining their own lives to investigate complex relationship dynamics.

Catch Tegan And Sara at the following UK Dates in 2017

February
Monday 13th - Roundhouse - London
Tuesday 14th - Albert Hall - Manchester
Wednesday 15th - O2 Academy - Bristol
Friday 17th - O2 ABC - Glasgow
Saturday 18th - O2 Institute - Birmingham

More info:
http://teganandsara.com/
 https://www.instagram.com/teganandsara/
 https://twitter.com/teganandsara
 https://www.facebook.com/TeganandSara

Tickets are on-sale from 10am on Friday 28th October priced at £26.50 for London and £21 Regionally (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Galactic Empire Reschedule UK Tour.

Galactic Empire.Saturday 26th November 2016
GALACTIC EMPIRE, the heavy metal band whose lineup boasts some of the most infamous and feared villains in the galaxy, have postponed their UK invasion.

The December UK dates have been rescheduled February 2017, which will coincide with the launch of The Empire's most powerful weapon ever, the band's debut album, out 3 February via Rise Records.

Dark Vader (lead guitar) explains: "Greetings loyal subjects of the U.K. System. The rebel traitors have stolen our plans for the upcoming December 1-20 tour dates. We have been forced to re-schedule our sonic devastation for February 2017. All tickets sales will be honoured for the new dates, or refunded. There will be no one to stop us this time!"

Unable to make the rescheduled dates, Nick Johnston has been replaced by instrumental progressive act Sithu Aye. More information below.

Check out Galactic Empire performing the main Star Wars theme here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPV9NNvtL20

Revised invasion plan:

Wed-1-Feb    London    UK    02 Academy Islington
Thu-2-Feb    Southampton    UK    Joiners
Fri-3-Feb    Milton Keynes    UK    The Craufard Arms
Sat-4-Feb    Brighton    UK    Patterns
Sun-5-Feb    Plymouth    UK    The Hub
Mon-6-Feb    Bristol    UK    Fleece
Tue-7-Feb    Cardiff    UK    Globe
Wed-8-Feb    Birmingham    UK    Academy 3
Thu-9-Feb    Leamington Spa    UK    Zephyr Lounge
Fri-10-Feb    Manchester    UK    Satans Hollow
Sat-11-Feb    Edinburgh    UK    Opium
Sun-12-Feb    Glasgow    UK    ABC2
Mon-13-Feb    Newcastle    UK    Academy2
Tue-14-Feb    Reading    UK    Sub89
Wed-15-Feb    Oxford    UK    Academy2
Thu-16-Feb    Derby    UK    The Venue

 All tickets will be honoured for new dates or refunded.

 Sonic Syndicate Release New Single.

Sonic Syndicate.Saturday 26th November 2016
Gold selling rock band Sonic Syndicate recently released their most daring album yet. The new album Confessions has turned out to be a success, but it has also brought light upon the discussion about artistic freedom since the band has chosen to leave the hardest of their old metal sound behind. When creating the new album the members of the band took a deeper look into themselves and Sonic Syndicate lets the listener take part of their vulnerability through total uncompromising honesty in their songwriting and new rock sound. 

"We're dropping any pretension, stereotypes and expectations and we're left with honesty, creativity and love for music by a band that is not afraid of anything. Finally we can stand up and say we have our own sound. I think this album is going to open some doors and slam others, make waves and make noise.  " //Sonic Syndicate

Now Sonic Syndicate has a new single coming where the Venezuelan keyboardist, DJ, composer, producer and remixer Zardonic has made a remix of the song  "Start A War". Zardonic is primarily known for his heavy electronic dance music. He is dubbed as Venezuela's top DJ act with releases peaking at #1 in Beatport's Drum & Bass releases of the week and Amazon's Hard Rock & Metal Bestsellers. He also has one of the Top 10 best DJ masks in the world and is featured in the game "Warlocks Vs Shadows", making him the first Latin American musician to be ever featured as a playable character in a video game.

Zardonic has previously been working with Despotz Records and has made sucessfull remixes of songs from Unguided and Nightrage.

With the remix of "Start A War" Zardonic has brought the song to a whole different level and genre. The original song has turned out to be the most played single from the new album.

"The meaning behind "Start A War" is that we're not going anywhere, we're breaking out now. But it's more than that. This is a personal message to anyone who has dared to dream and just needs that extra push which could inspire them to change their lives. It's time to start a war!" // Sonic Syndicate

 Bury Tomorrow Unleash Video For 'Cemetery'.

Bury Tomorrw.Saturday 26th November 2016
British metallers Bury Tomorrow, have today released a music video for new single, 'Cemetery', taken from their UK Top 40 album, 'Earthbound'.

Speaking of the track, frontman Dani Winter-Bates says, "Cemetery, right from the beginning of recording was always one of our favourites on the album. We decided to do the video with our old friends in Sitcom Soldiers, who have smashed it on a fair few of our videos! We wanted to do something we'd never done before, rain, It was an amazing experience, albeit colder than ice! We wanted a video that reflected the dark nature of the track and the album as a whole." The quintet, who wrapped up their European & UK tour supporting Architects last week at London's o2 Academy Brixton, recently announced the 'Earthbound' headline tour for April 2017.

The tour, the band's first major UK headline tour in over two years, following the album's Top 40 chart position, extensive touring and festival appearances, will see them joined by Japanese quintet Crossfaith.

Speaking of the tour, Dani says. "The Architects tour was easily one of the best and most successful tours we've ever been on, an absolute mix of emotions throughout five weeks. It has absolutely psyched us up for our headline tour, it truly shows the world is screaming out for metal and hardcore bands to play bigger and better venues so we are incredibly happy to be stepping up on this run and are confident our fans and new fans will have a rad time."

The 'Earthbound' tour comes to the following UK venues:

APRIL
14: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute
15: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
16: GLASGOW Garage
17: NEWCASTLE Riverside
19: LEEDS Stylus
20: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
21: CARDIFF Yplas
22: LONDON o2 Forum plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

Watch The Video Here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-7o8JIKSgU&feature=youtu.be

 Sophie Ellis-Bextor Announces 2017 UK Tour.

Sophie Ellies-Bextor.Saturday 26th November 2016
Following the release of new album Familia, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced she will release new single Crystallise on 28th October, via EBGB's/Red Essential. She has also announced a UK 2017 tour, tickets for which will go on sale this Friday at midday.

Familia, which was released last week charting at #12, is Sophie Ellis-Bextor's sixth studio album and follows her #4 charting and silver certified album Wanderlust, which marked a critically acclaimed change in musical direction for Sophie. Following suit with her last record, Familia was also co-written, produced and arranged by acclaimed singer-songwriter and good friend Ed Harcourt and was recorded in London with a close-knit group of musician friends.
Discussing her new album as "the bolshier, more extrovert little sister to Wanderlust", Familia was introduced by the Radio 2 A-List track Come With Us, which is an instant disco-pop anthem. Second single Crystallise offers a different glimpse into Familia and is a romantic track that opens with a soft tempo before building into an impactful string laden, emotive chorus.

Sophie says;
"Everyone has the potential to fall in love and Crystallise is about how easy it is to realise it if you let yourself. The ability to love has been there since the day you were born."
Familia features 11-tracks, which continue to showcase Sophie's newfound lyrical and musical maturity, from the beautiful and emotive Unrequited to the synth-laded ballad Death Of Love and the alt-pop buoyant opener Wild Forever. The full tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Wild Forever
  2. Death Of Love
  3. Crystallise
  4. Hush Little Voices
  5. Here Comes The Rapture
  6. Come With Us
  7. Cassandra
  8. My Puppet Heart
  9. Unrequited
  10. The Saddest Happiness
  11. Don't Shy Away

After a busy live circuit around Wanderlust with packed out festival performances and sold out headline tours, which garnered a host of rave live reviews, Sophie launched Familia with a one-off intimate London show at Bush Hall last week. She has now announced a UK tour in February and March 2017, kicking off in Norwich on 16th February and culminating at London's Koko on 1st March. Full dates are below:
 
February 2017:
Thurs 16th - Norwich - Waterfront
Fri 17th - Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
Sat 18th - Gateshead - The Sage
Mon 20th - Edinburgh - Queen's Hall
Tues 21st - Inverness - Ironworks
Thurs 23rd - Manchester - Gorilla
Fri 24th - Holmfirth - Picture House
Sat 25th - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 27th - Brighton - Concorde 2
Tues 28th - Bristol - Trinity
March 2017
Wed 1st - London - Koko

Tickets are on-sale from 12pm on Friday 16th September priced at Regional £20.50 adv / London £23.50 adv (subject to per-ticket charge

 Battle Beast To Release New Album In 2017.

Battle Beast.Saturday 26th November 2016
Silence was reigning the camp of Finnish heavy metallers, BATTLE BEAST, during the last weeks. But now this tranquillity has come to an end - the band with frontwoman Noora Louhimo has returned and are set to release their fourth studio record titled 'Bringer Of Pain', on February 17th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records! Recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, the 10-track album was also mixed by him alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, while mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The cover artwork was crafted by Jan Yrlund. Additionally, 'Bringer Of Pain' is BATTLE BEAST's first album recorded with guitarist Joona Björkroth. More details and the first single 'King For A Day' to be revealed soon, stay tuned!

Watch a first trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVO3l12iZaI

 Black Star Riders Back With New Single And Third Album Details.

Black Star Riders.Saturday 26th November 2016
A week ago, Black Star Riders announced their third studio album, "Heavy Fire", set for release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment in February 2017. Today, the band have revealed the first video trailer in which frontmanRicky Warwick  explains the writing process behind the about forthcoming album and looks forward to the band's March 2017 UK tour: https://youtu.be/PXFHrJfMtVY

When discussing the writing of "Heavy Fire", Ricky comments: "Myself and Damon Johnson work really well together. We went to our manager's house in Southern California - he was away for a week so Damon flew in from Nashville and I drove down from my place in LA and we hung out there for a week. I brought in a bunch of ideas and lyrics and Damon brought in some stuff too. By the end of the four or five days we had ten or twelve solid songs together, which was great. We work very quickly together because we're always very well prepared and we're always writing individually"

ICYMI, watch the lyric video for 'When The Night Comes In' here: https://youtu.be/aR-w6_IH7hE

Heavy Fire is now available for pre-order:
Limited Edition Orange and clear vinyl from the Nuclear Blast UK Store: http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireNBUK
Limited Edition Digibook CD, CD, Vinyl & Vinyl Pic Disc from Amazon.co.ukhttp://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireAmzUK
Digital Album from iTunes: pre-order now and get the track ŒWhen The Night Comes In¹ instantly:
http://nblast.de/BSRHeavyFireIT

The band's previous album, ³The Killer Instinct², was released in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim and went on to score multiple radio playlists. A solid year of worldwide touring culminated in December 2015 in an UK arena tour alongside Def Leppard and Whitesnake.

2016 saw the band return to the studio with ³The Killer Instinct¹s² producer Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, The Foo Fighters, Mastodon), at his studio just outside Nashville. The resultant album is Black Star Riders most accomplished work to date. From the immediate riffs of album opener ³Heavy Fire² to the instant hooks of first single ³When The Night Comes In², from the dirty bass groove of ³Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed² to the familiar and trademark dual guitars of Gorham and Johnson on ³Testify Or Say Goodbye², this is an album that will further cement BSR¹s reputation as one of the world premiere rock acts.

"Angst, passion, power, glory, love, truth, lies, loyalty, questions that begged to be answered. There's a guitar army comingŠand it's bringing the " Heavy Fire"" ­ Ricky Warwick (vocals), Black Star Riders.

"Not many new bands get to record three albums these days. Without doubt this is BSR'S best album so far. We had a great time recording it and can't wait to play the new songs live on tour in March." ­ Scott Gorham (guitars), Black Star Riders

Following on from their critically acclaimed albums ŒAll Hell Breaks Loose¹ and ŒThe Killer Instinct¹ which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a power force in the modern day of Rock n¹ Roll, ŒHeavy Fire¹ will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  The band have also brought in Pledgemusic, one of the most innovative and successful platforms of the modern music world, to give fans extra special product and experiences to go along with the album¹s release.

Tracklistings below: 

CD
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
6. Testify Or Say Goodbye
7. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
8. True Blue Kid
9. Ticket To Rise
10. Letting Go Of Me
 
The Limited Edition Digibook CD will have above Tracklisting plus
Bonus Track
11. Fade
 
Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Limited Edition Picture Disc
Side One
1. Heavy Fire
2. When The Night Comes In
3. Dancing With The Wrong Girl
4. Who Rides The Tiger
5. Cold War Love
 Side Two
1. Testify Or Say Goodbye
2. Thinking About You Could Get Me Killed
3. True Blue Kid
4. Ticket To Rise
5. Letting Go Of Me

After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders  (Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robert Crane and Jimmy DeGrasso) are back with a 16 date UK & Ireland run, joined on the first five dates by Scottish rockers Gun and The Amorettes and then Sweden¹s own Backyard Babies with Gun on the remaining 11 shows.

Dates for Black Star Riders 2017 UK & Ireland Tour are:

W/ Gun and The Amorettes (below)
Thursday 2nd March                                                   Tramshed, Cardiff
Friday 3rd March                                                          William Aston Hall, Wrexham
Saturday 4th March                                                    Academy, Dublin
Sunday 5th March                                                       Limelight, Belfast
Tuesday 7th March                                                     Ironworks, Inverness
W/ Backyard Babies and Gun (below)
Wednesday 8th March                                              O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)*
Thursday 9th March                                                    O2 ABC, Glasgow (Co-Headline Show with Gun)*
Friday 10th March                                                       O2 Academy, Newcastle*
Saturday 11th March                                                  O2 Academy, Leeds*
Sunday 12th March                                                     O2 Ritz, Manchester*
Tuesday 14th March                                                   Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 15th March                                            UEA, Norwich
Thursday 16th March                                                 O2 Academy Bristol*
Friday 17th March                                                       O2 Kentish Town Forum, London*
Saturday 18th March                                                  O2 Institute, Birmingham*
Sunday 19th March                                                     O2 Academy, Bournemouth*
 
Tickets are onsale now. For Ticket Info please visit www.blackstarriders.com
* Tickets from ticketweb.co.uk

³Heavy Fire² is released through Nuclear Blast Entertainment on the 3rd February 2017.

 Fight The Fight To Release Album.

Fight The Fight.Saturday 26th November 2016
Fight the Fight`s debut record is young, fresh and bursting with energy. Just as you would expect from a debut record of a band that has been buzzing around the Norwegian underground for several years. But, it is more...much more. It is a mature, well-composed rock/metal grenade with immediately memorable hooks, catchphrases and choruses. It`s not your average debut record, with elements of rock, punk, metal and black metal woven into a unique and progressive sound. Big riffs siting effortlessly alongside memorable hooks.

Barely breaking into their twenties, Fight the Fight has already been a band, though under a different name (Faenskap), for more than a decade. They`ve played all the major festivals in Norway, toured Europe and received massive praise amongst others from Metal Hammer UK for their phenomenal live performances. During their existence they`ve played several hundred shows, making them .a tight knit unit that`s formed an unbreakable bond within the group.

It`s the classic story of childhood friends and schoolmates forming a band whose dreams and ambitions run high. They have made it the center of their lives, and work it as hard as they possibly can. Pushing the whole project to the limit of their capabilities, but ultimately succeeding in reaching their goal: creating a debut record reflecting both their ambition and vision of what`s to come.

Fight the Fight are destined for great things and their debut record is a testament to it.

Fight the Fight will tour Norway on the WHAT THE FUZZ festival:

18.1.    Rockefeller, Oslo
19.1.    Hulen, Bergen
20.1.    Folken, Stavanger
21.1.    Østsia, Kristiansand

EU tourdates for spring will be announced in December.

 
Tracklist:
Fight the Fight
The Edge
The Other Side
Perfect Combination
Addictions
This is War
My Emperor
Patient Zero

 Jack Savoretti Announces UK Tour.

Jack Savoretti.Saturday 26th November 2016
Following his triumphant UK tour earlier this month, including his biggest show to date at a sold out Eventim Apollo, Jack Savoretti lays down his marker for 2017 with the announcement of 7 further UK dates next year winding up at London's prestigious Royal Festival Hall on March 29th 2017.

Co-written with Samuel Dixon (Sia, Adele, Paloma Faith) and Jon Green (James Bay, James Morrison), Jack's rich and emotional new single 'I'm Yours' is out now. The track is an achingly warm, heartfelt ballad and is the second single to be released from his stunning new album 'Sleep No More', following the Radio 2 playlisted lead single 'When We Were Lovers', with its big heart and spellbinding rhythm.

A beautiful collection of twelve original tracks, 'Sleep No More' is Jack's second Top Ten record and his highest charting album yet, entering the UK Album Chart at Number 6 on release.

Jack Savoretti and his band play:

March 2017
Sat 18th                   CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Sun 19th                                  LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Tue 21st                         LIVERPOOL, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Fri 24th                                   EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Sun 26th                                  SHEFFIELD, City Hall Grand Ballroom
Tue 28th                                  MARGATE, Winter Gardens
Wed 29th                                 LONDON, Royal Festival Hall

Tickets go on sale this Friday 25th November at 9.00am.

 Wednesday 13 To Return To The UK In 2017.

Wednesday 13.Saturday 26th November 2016
WEDNESDAY 13 is set to make a return to UK shores with his 'Undead, Unplugged' set in February 2017.  The popular evening features an extended set of acoustic takes on his catalogue of songs, plus a wealth of tales regaled from his career and years on the road.  Support comes from his outlaw country side project BOURBON CROW, featuring Wednesday and singer/songwriter Rayen Belchere and will be the very first time BOURBON CROW have ever played UK dates.

Wednesday tells us, "I'm so excited to bring my 'Undead, Unplugged' show back to the UK, as this is where it all started!  Not only is it my Unplugged show, it will feature a set from my side project, Bourbon Crow this time round.  These shows are like a story tellers set, plus we have a Q&A with the audience and a long list of songs from over the past two decades.  These shows are always so personal and intimate with the fans, so I can't wait for February!"

Dates rack up as follows:
Wed 22nd Feb - NEWCASTLE University
Thu 23rd Feb - GLASGOW Cathouse
Fri 24th Feb - LEEDS Key Club
Sat 25th Feb - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Sun 26th Feb - MANCHESTER Ruby Lounge
Tue 28th Feb - NORWICH Owl Sanctuary
Wed 1st Mar - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Thu 2nd Mar - BRISTOL Thekla
Fri 3rd Mar - SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads
Sat 4th Mar - LONDON Underworld

WEDNESDAY 13's new studio album, 'Condolences' is pencilled for a Spring 2017 release.  Stay tuned for further details soon.

Tickets are on sale now from www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/wednesday-13.  Special VIP packages are also available from http://store.officialwednesday13.com/undead-unplugged-uk-2017/.

 You Me At Six To Release New Single 'Swear'.

You Me At Six.Saturday 26th November 2016
You Me At Six reveal new single Swear. The band have been making waves with previous single 'Night People', which recently spent 7 weeks on the BBC Radio 1 playlist and has been streamed over three million times to date and are back to do the same with 'Swear'.  The video was shot by band collaborator Jon Stone at the band's recent Shepherds Bush Empire underplay show, which sold out in three minutes.

 Their highly anticipated fifth studio album Night People is now due for release January 6th 2017, earlier than previously announced, through Infectious Music:   https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR.  The album will help to cement their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK. It was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers).

 Josh, The You Me At Six frontman gave evidence at the House of Commons on November 15th as part of a one-off session held by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, which aims to pass through parliament an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill to stop the use of digital purchasing software by ticket touts.

Josh is the only musician taking part in the campaign and is very passionate about the cause, he adds "We are fighting the battle for fair prices for live music fans. Every artist's touring career is built on the passion and support of their fanbase. For those true supporters to be ripped off by secondary sites and being charged double, treble the face value for the right to see their favorite artists is unacceptable"

UK TOUR - April
3rd  – Newcastle, O2 Academy
5th  – Plymouth, Pavilions
6th  – Blackburn, King George's Hall
7th  – Doncaster, The Dome
10th  – Birmingham, O2 Academy
11th  – Bournemouth, Solent Hall
13th  – Glasgow, SECC
14th  – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15th - London, Alexandra Palace
Tickets available from youmeatsix.com

YOU ME AT SIX have had a hugely successful career to date, selling over 600,000 albums globally. The band have had 3 top 5 albums including a UK number 1 on their last release, Cavalier Youth. With new tour dates scheduled and anticipation building for their upcoming album, it looks like 2017 is going to be another huge year for the band.

 Decade Sign To Rude Records.

Decade.TSaturday 26th November 2016
Rude Records are delighted to welcome Decade to their roster.

The Bath-based alternative rock quintet will release “Pleasantries”, the long-awaited follow up to their debut album, on 24th February 2017.

Speaking about the signing, the band says: “We're loyal guys so it's not always been easy for us to go through changes in personnel when it comes to the team behind the band. But getting things moving with the guys at Rude Records has been truly great. We're pleased and grateful to be working with such a passionate team, particularly on a project that we ourselves have been so personally invested in for so long.”

Recorded and mastered across several legendary recording studios including Real World, Rockfield and Abbey Road studios, overseen by producer and friend Romesh Dodangoda, Pleasantries marks a defining turning point in Decade's tireless creative journey. In the steady growth of confidence of their front man, illustrator, multi-talented instrumentalist and homegrown producer Alex Sears, the band finally have a totemic, humble, empathic and intelligent rallying point for their scores of dedicated fans.

Sears’ adept and emotionally resonant song writing shines through on Pleasantries. Underpinned by the unflinching passion and dedication of his friends and bandmates, Decade have all of their energy focused on returning bolder, brighter and bigger than before. With a record that’s a testament to creative endeavour, hard work, determination and ultimately serves as a dedication to wrestling back control of the self, Pleasantries is the beginnings of Decade as they’ve always wanted to sound.
'Pleasantries' Tracklisting:

  1. Human Being
  2. Daisy May
  3. Turn off Your TV
  4. Anaemia
  5. Wasted
  6. Sunbeam
  7. Brand New Again
  8. Peach Milk
  9. Can't Figure You Out
  10. Geist
  11. Capsules


Preorders are available at the following links:

Physical: http://smarturl.it/PleasantriesPhysical
Digital: http://smarturl.it/PleasantriesDigital

Watch their video for 'Daisy May' here: http://smarturl.it/DaisyMayVideo

 Kings Of Leon For British Summer Time Show.

Kings Of Leon.Saturday 26th November 2016
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is once again announcing the line up of the summer, with some of the finest rock royalty in the world set to play the Great Oak Stage. 

Our third headliner for 2017 is Kings Of Leon! The Grammy Award-winning band will headline on July 6th, showcasing tracks from their recent # 1 album 'WALLS' alongside their huge cannon of hits from right across their 7 albums. 

Kings Of Leon's Nathan said: "It's always a pleasure to party with our amazing fans at Hyde Park."

Since their debut in 2003, Kings Of Leon have sold over 18 million albums and 24 million singles worldwide. WALLS is their sixth consecutive album to have reached #1 in the UK and they have won four Grammy Awards, three NME Awards and two Brit Awards. 

If you missed their recent London club show which saw rave reviews from critics and fans alike, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is now your only chance to see them live in the capital in 2017, don't miss out! 

Joining Kings Of Leon are fellow US rock legends Pixies. One of the most influential bands of all time they released their latest album Head Carrier earlier this year and to celebrate, they're playing their biggest London show to date. 

Formed in 1986, Pixies have inspired a wealth of bands since including Nirvana, Radiohead and two past BST headliners The Strokes and Blur. Renowned for their incredible live shows, fronted by the mesmeric Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, David Lowering and newest member Paz Lenchantin, this your chance to hear Debaser, Gigantic, Here Comes Your Man and Where Is My Mind? in all their glory.

Also playing on 6th July, is the inimitable Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats who will return to the UK after a run of successful dates this month. Since releasing their debut album last year on the legendary Stax Records, Nathaniel & The Night Sweats have toured extensively, picking up new fans across the world with their modern take on soul and R&B.   

Kings Of Leon follow Green Day and Phil Collins as the third headliners of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017.

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

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival: 
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014 
'Festival of the Year' at the UK Event Awards 2013
'Best Use of New Technology' at the Festival Awards 2013
James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Live comments: "Hyde Park has played host to what could easily be described as some of Kings of Leon's finest moments.  To return to the park on the Great Oak Stage with an incredible new album and live show, together with such powerful special guests as the Pixies and Nathaniel Rateliffe is going to be another highlight for their fans." 

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, said: "We're really excited that rock royalty, Kings of Leon, are going to headline at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 – performing songs from their recent number 1 album and their biggest hits.  The atmosphere is going to be electric!  Barclaycard customers can beat the rush with our exclusive pre-sale access from 9am on Saturday, 26 November."

Penelope Boyd, Head of Events at The Royal Parks, said: "It's hugely exciting to have Kings of Leon back in London for a UK festival exclusive next year. Since it began in 2013 Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has become a firm favourite in the events calendar, bringing a diverse range of entertainment and the world's biggest artists to this iconic park."

Presales:
9am        Friday 25th  November – Fanclub presale 
9am        Saturday 26th  November – Barclaycard presale
9am    Monday 28th November – Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park presale 

GENERAL ON-SALE: 9AM WEDNESDAY 30th NOVEMBER 2016

Presale ticket prices*
£62.50                   General Admission                                                             
£72.50                   Priority Entry                                                      
£99.50                   Premium View                                                   
£149.50                                 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden                                                
£199.50                                 The Terrace Grandstand                                 
£299.00                                 Ultimate Bar                                                                         

Guardian
£55.00   (each)                    GA Child Ticket (selling in pairs, 1 adult + 1 child) 

*general on sale prices may differ
Amazon Tickets is an official ticket partner of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.

 Groezrock Add A Whole Batch Of Bands For 2017 Festival.

Groezrock.Saturday 26th November 2016
My, oh my ... It's about time we announce some new bands, isn't it? Now, you already know Deftones and Parkway Drive will be our headliners. But that doesn't mean we don't have any more big ... BIG names playing GROEZROCK 2017.

Let's turn some of you punk rockers into real happy campers by kicking this press release off with Pennywise. The SoCal legends are playing their masterpiece "About Time" in full, with an additional bunch of classics to spice up the set.

Even more legendary is the first appearance of Cock Sparrer Official at GROEZROCK. Why? Blimey! These Londoners pretty much started the street punk and Oi! movements.

You can probably catch the dudes from Anti Flag in the crowd during their set. The blue-collared political punks will close the B2B stage on Saturday with a stagedive-and-pogo party like you've never seen before.

You've never seen Major Lazer at Groezrock before either, have you? Well, that's about to change ...

Nah, just kidding.

But you have seen The Bouncing Souls at Groezrock before. They'll continue their epic run in support of that epic new record. And how about The Menzingers and Strike Anywhere - Official ! both slapping you around the face with some brand new tunesl? Yeah, you probably love that as much as The Flatliners love coming back to Euroland.

Speaking of comebacks ... post-hardcore legends Underoath and Dutch punk rockers UNDECLINABLE AMBUSCADE will both be playing in their original line-up!!!!!!!

Before you start whining about the amount of punk rock, please stick with us ... or better yet: Stick To Your Guns. For more hardcore and metalcore entertainment we would like to introduce Australia's In Hearts Wake and Belgium's finest MOMENTS. As if either needs an introduction. The Aussies have been around since 2006 and just released the damn good 'Equinox' EP. And our first Belgian act is one of the best melodic hardcore bands around.

Last, but certainly not least, we have a very special treat for you: the boundary-pushing Deafheaven will unleash their unique mix of post-rock, shoegaze and black metal upon you. It's brutally beautiful. Or beautifully brutal.

And on that bombshell ... More soon!
info : http://www.groezrock.be
tickets : http://www.groezrock.be/tickets

 The Bombpops Sign To Fat Wreck Chords.

Bombpops.Saturday 26th November 2016
As the saying goes, you have your whole life to write your first record, and only a few years to write your second one. SoCal punk quartet The Bombpops are still caught up in the first part of that saying, though: Formed in 2007 by co-frontwomen Jen Razavi and Poli van Dam, The Bombpops are just now getting their debut full-length, Fear Of Missing Out, out into the world. However, according to Razavi, there are a lot of very valid reasons for the delay.

First off, the intervening decade found The Bombpops endure an absurd amount of lineup changes. “We’ve had three drummers and six bass players,” Razavi says with a sigh. “Each time felt like starting over.” Adding to that was an opportunity to work with No Use For A Name frontman Tony Sly, who expressed interest in producing the band before his sudden death in 2012. “I had one of the best conversations in my life with Tony at Punk Rock Bowling in May, and then he passed away in July,” Razavi laments.

The band, hot off of two well-received EPs on Red Scare Industries, re-focused with yet another new lineup (this one, featuring bassist Neil Wayne and drummer Josh Lewis, having the magic touch ”we finally have the best rhythm section we could ever ask for,” Razavi gushes), but then found themselves sidelined again—this time due to some positive news: van Dam was pregnant with her first child. The experience helped bring the band members closer together, even though it meant the band itself had to take a hiatus.

“We learned a lot about each other through that,” Razavi says. “We took a break, and we’ve come back harder than we ever have. People literally told us, ‘You can’t tour, Poli can’t be in a band.’ Who are you to say that? It’s situational for every single person.”

That motivation manifests itself into equal parts intensity and poppiness on Fear Of Missing Out, from the grungy “Jerk” to the sticky-sweet pop-punk of “CA In July” and the hard-edged slammers “I Can’t” and “Brake Lights.” Razavi credits producer Chris Fogal, also of Colorado pop-punk lifers The Gamits, of elevating their songs to new heights. “The Gamits are a band favorite, and we just love Chris’ songwriting so much,” she says. “We had songs we felt were finished, and we had songs that weren’t finished, and we knew each of those things could be a little bit better in some ways. We vibed really well with Chris.”

The Bombpops recorded in Fogal’s Colorado studio, Black In Bluhm, for two weeks in April 2016, eventually delivering 12 catchy punk songs that are as sonically diverse as they are high energy. It may have taken them a decade to get there, but the album is an outstanding document of resilience coupled with a healthy dose of cynicism to keep things balanced.
“It’s taken our whole band’s life to make this record, but we’re lucky we waited this long to do it,” she says. “It was the right time. I’m a big fan of the shiny, polished-sounding record, and we got to make that for our first record. It’s so cliché and cheesy to say, but it’s more mature, especially the vocals. We learned how to sing. We learned how to have more movement in our melodies. We learned a lifelong lesson of how to be in a band and get along together and make things happen.”

Fear Of Missing Out effectively communicates The Bombpops’ influences, both from their childhood and their touring years. For example, “Sweet For Sorrow” and “Marry. Fuck. Kill.” each date back to 2008, when the band was still heavily influenced by California skatepunk titans. “We are basically a product of Southern California, born and raised here,” Razavi says. “We absolutely grew up on Bad Religion, Pennywise, No Use For A Name and Strung Out.”

But it’s “Be Sweet” that shows the deeper side of The Bombpops: The music is original, but the song’s lyrics were actually written by an all-around rad dude who sadly is no longer with us. Razavi’s voice perks up as she tells the incredible story. “Back in 2009, we were partying in a hotel room with Ray and Brandon Carlisle from Teenage Bottlerocket,” she begins. “There was a guitar there, and Brandon was showing ideas for songs. He wrote all the lyrics to ‘Be Sweet’ on four sheets of hotel paper, and I held onto it.” After Brandon’s untimely passing in 2015, The Bombpops reached out to Ray to seek permission to record the song, which he granted; it was then named “Be Sweet” in tribute to the late drummer, as a nod to his catchphrase. “We didn’t leave one lyric out,” Razavi says. “Those are, word for word, Brandon Carlisle’s lyrics.”

The Bombpops’ career has been littered with false starts, flakey rhythm sections and life getting in the way, but now, The Bombpops are laser-focused, thanks in part to their new home. 

“It’s so crazy,” Razavi admits. “Since I was 15, all I wanted to do was be on Fat Wreck Chords. It’s the same with my bandmates. It literally is a dream come true. I used to look up to bands on Fat, but now, my best friend Rosie in toyGuitar is signed to Fat Wreck Chords. Bad Cop/Bad Cop, those girls are our girls. We love them. We feel like we’re part of the family.”

Fear of Missing Out tracklisting:
1. Capable of Lies 
2. CA in July
3. Be Sweet
4. Sweet for Sorrow
5. Jerk
6. Fomo
7. I Can’t
8. Watch Me Fold
9. Forever Since
10. Brake Lights
11. Marry. Fuck. Kill
12. All in a day’s Lurk

 Don Broco And More Added To Slam Dunk Festival 2017.

Slam Dunk Festival.Saturday 26th November 2016
Having firmly established itself as the best alternative festival for pop-punk and rock revellers alike, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 has announced the second-wave of fantastic acts for its biggest year yet. Headlined by the searing electronic masterminds Enter Shikari as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their monumental debut album ‘Take To The Skies’, the festival welcomes alt-rock men of the moment Don Broco, pop-punk pros Bowling The Soup, ska punk outfit Less Than Jake, Californian ska mob Reel Big Fish, and American east coast pop-rock powerhouses We The Kings and Cute Is What We Aim For.

After touring arenas with the likes of Bring Me The Horizon and 5 Seconds of Summer, rising British alt-rock rising stars Don Broco are set bring their arena A game to Slam Dunk Festival 2017 as it will be the only place to see them in summer 2017. A true success story of modern alt music, Don Broco are energetic, powerful and will not disappoint as they return to the Slam Dunk stage.

Don Broco’s frontman Rob Damiani says;
Slammy D! It's been too long. Can't wait to be back at one of our favourite UK festivals next summer. Ben & the SD crew have always been incredibly supportive of us and the U.K. music scene as a whole so it's great to see how much the festival has grown and to be a part of it. Bring it on #SD17

Pop-punk hall of famers Bowling For Soup will make their first ever appearance at Slam Dunk Festival 2017 this year. Their arrival on Slam Dunk soil is highly anticipated as they bring a set packed with anthems such as “1985” and “High School Never Ends” which is sure to be sing-along gold come Slam Dunk Festival this may. Bowling For Soup will be joined by ska heroes Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish as they reunite together once again exclusively for Slam Dunk Festival as they both share a bill for the first time since they co-headlined the festival in 2011.

Bowling For Soup frontman, Jaret Reddick says;
“We are so excited to be back in the UK at Slam Dunk Fest! This has the makings of a day we will all never forget!!"

Chris Demakes of Less Than Jake says;
"It's that time again, kids. Another Slam Dunk! Less Than Jake has nothing but amazing memories associated with this festival. We are honored that we have been asked back to play and can't wait to share the stage with some amazing bands. Wait until you see the rest of the lineup! This is shaping up to be the best one yet. See you lot next May!”

Cute Is What We Aim For are no strangers to Slam Dunk Festival, having headlined the first ever multi stage set-up in 2008. Alumni of Fueled By Ramen records, the NY outfit will be casting minds back to the  beginning of the pop-rock wave as they perform their illustrious debut album ‘The Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch’ in full. Joining them in a transatlantic journey to the festival are pop-rock playboys We The Kings. Famed for their full-length debut album which included the platinum single and teen summer anthem ‘Check Yes Juliet’, We The Kings will be bringing sun-soaked Floridian anthems to Slam Dunk Festival 2017 they showcase the beloved debut album in full for what is set to be a true festival memory.

Cute Is What We Aim For guitarist, Jeff Czum says;
"We're extremely honored to be a part of Slam Dunk 2017. It's funny, the last time we performed Slam Dunk was in 2008 and our singer Shaant Hacikyan wasn't able to make it due to him losing his passport. Luckily for us, Josh Franceschi from You Me at Six was able to fill in on vocals last minute... (Thanks again Josh!) We're all so excited to return with a full band and play our debut album The Same Old Blood Rush With a New Touch in it's entirety. The U.K. has always been one of our favorite places to play and it's been long overdue!"

We The Kings’ Travis Clark says;
“Slam Dunk was the very first time we ever came to the UK, so it is fitting that on our 10th year anniversary as a band we will be coming to play the festival.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll scream and you'll wonder why the heck we don't come back more often!!”

A nationwide invitation to party in the name of the alternative, Slam Dunk Festival is a rite of passage for lovers of pop-punk and rock music and is a key date in the festival calendar. Kicking off in Birmingham on Saturday 27th May, the festival will travel to Leeds on Sunday 28th May before finishing up in Hatfield on Monday 29th May, once again ensuring the Slam Dunk Festival Bank Holiday Weekend is the only place to be to catch all your favourite bands.

Slam Dunk Festival is set to get even bigger and better in 2017 with the addition of the First Direct Arena in Leeds as the second stage, another outdoor stage in Hatfield and an expanded site in Birmingham, ensuring more die-hard fans can savour the Slam Dunk experience than ever before. With tickets on sale Friday 11th November, and over 60 more acts to be announced, Slam Dunk Festival is set to define 2017 with the ultimate alternative party of the summer.
TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets on sale now: http://slamdunkmusic.com/

 Bloodstock Open Air Adds More Bands.

Bloodstock Open Air.Tuesday 22nd November 2016
BLOODSTOCK is excited to roll out their next band announcement for 2017 and it's a brutal one!

Florida death metal kingpins, OBITUARY land themselves a Sunday slot on the main stage.  With a brand new studio album coming in Spring 2017 via Relapse Records, the band recently unleashed the 'Ten Thousand Ways To Die' CD, featuring two brand new studio tracks and a full live set from the 'Inked In Blood' World Tour.  Check out a taste of what's to come on that new studio album via brand new track, 'Loathe' - https://youtu.be/VI8gz54O-i8 and get excited for their Catton Park set!

Poland's tech/death-meisters, DECAPITATED are lined up for a Friday slot.  Having delivered some of the most influential death metal of the 21st century, anticipation is high for DECAPITATED's new studio album set for release in 2017.  Guitarist/founder Vogg tells us, "We're very excited to be returning to Bloodstock Festival - it will have been three years since our last time.  We're currently in the studio getting ready to unleash the monster we've been working on for the past twelve months and can't wait to play some Polish metal for our UK fans next Summer!"

Mexican-American agitators, BRUJERIA also join the main stage bill!  The band recently released their first album in 16 years, 'Pocho Aztlan' via Nuclear Blast, comprising twelve tracks of uncompromising riffs and brutality.  Check out the video for 'Vive Presidente Trump' here; https://youtu.be/iGJzMzW3kuY then grab your CD bundle or vinyl over at http://bit.ly/2fxlot3.

Already announced for 2017 are Friday's headliners AMON AMARTH, plus BLIND GUARDIAN, HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, WHITECHAPEL, POSSESSED and HELL.  Many more are still to be announced!

Early bird weekend camping tix are on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis.  This allocation quickly SOLD OUT!  The remaining VIP allocation and a number of VIP upgrades (to accompany previously purchased early bird tickets) and will be available from 16th December, but don't hang around if you want these, as VIP is set to sell out even earlier in 2017.  Also stay tuned for details of 2017's ticket deposit scheme (payable over 5 instalments) in just a few weeks time!

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee).  Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.

 Pierce The veil Release Video For 'Dive In'.

Pierce The Veil.Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, San Diego, CA's PIERCE THE VEIL is thrilled to release a new live video for "Dive In" at PierceTheVeil.net as a thank you to fans for an amazing year. The video is packed with a montage of live footage from the band's recent trek across the U.S. on the Journeys' Made To Destroy Tour and showcases the band's illustrious, high-energy live performances plus never-before-seen backstage antics. Alongside the video premiere, frontman Vic Fuentes has an additional surprise to share with fans -- a very special handwritten note to thank everyone for all of their continued support. 

"Dive In" is taken from the band's critically-acclaimed new album Misadventures, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Pierce The Veil is currently on the final stretch of their European headline tour, which continues through Dec. 6 and includes their biggest UK headline show to date at London's Brixton Academy. The band will then head back to the U.S to finish off the year.  

PIERCE THE VEIL TOUR DATES 

EU/UK
Nov 22 - Karlsruhe, DE @ Substage
Nov 23 - Antwerpen, BE @ Trix
Nov 25 - Cardiff, GB @ Great Hall
Nov 26 - Birmingham, GB @ O2 Academy
Nov 27 - London, GB @ O2 Academy Brixton 
Nov 29 - Nottingham, GB @ Rock City 
Nov 30 - Newcastle, GB @ O2 Academy 
Dec 1 - Glasgow, GB @ Barrowlands
Dec 2 - Manchester, GB @ Academy 1 
Dec 4 - Belfast, GB @ Mandela Hall 
Dec 5 - Dublin, IE @ Academy 
Dec 6 - Dublin, IE @ Academy 

U.S.
Dec 8 - Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
Dec 9 - Reno, NV @ Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel
Dec 11 - San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino 
Dec 14 - Richmond, VA @ The National 
Dec 15 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa

 Meshuggah Announce UK Tour.

Meshuggah.Tuesday 22nd November 2016
The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, extreme tech-metal messiah's MESHUGGAH have just announced a UK & IRISH leg of their winter tour.

Following the cries of British and Irish metal fans all over the island, MESHUGGAH have announced a lengthy January tour on these shores.

This comes after the previous news that the Swedish tech-metal pioneers will play all over Europe later this year following the imminent release of their anticipated as-yet-untitled new album (expected Autumn 2016.)

Full dates as follows:
12th January - Bristol (UK) O2 Academy
13th January - Birmingham (UK) O2 Institute
14th January - Nottingham (UK) Rock City
15th January - Glasgow (UK) O2 ABC
17th January - Belfast (UK) Limelight
18th January - Dublin (IRL) The Academy
19th January - Manchester (UK) O2 Ritz
20th January - London (UK) O2 Forum

For more info on Meshuggah:
http://www.meshuggah.net/
https://www.facebook.com/meshuggah
 
Tickets are on-sale from 10am on Friday 3rd June priced at £22.50 adv. London / £20 adv. Regionally  (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Def Leppard Releas Live DVD.

Def Leppard.Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Legendary rockers Def Leppard excited and thrilled fans nationwide with their massive 55+ city Summer 2016 North American tour. Def Leppard will now share their masterful performance on DVD and Blu-ray. On the 10th February 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release their epic concert film And There Will Be A Next Time - Live From Detroit on DVD+2CD, and Digital Video.
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With two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard continues to stand tall in the music industry and deliver some of the most iconic rock melodies and memorable anthems of all time. Most recently, their 2015 self-titled album featured singles "Dangerous" and "Let's Go" which was #1 on the USA Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.

Filmed at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit is an incredible showcase that captures the electrifying energy and power of Def Leppard live today. As the sun began to set over a frenzied Detroit crowd, Def Leppard's legendary hooks and anthemic rock served up an audiovisual feast second to none. The audience were served hit after hit with fan favorites from across their iconic career.

Said front man Joe Elliott: "I had this idea that we should film one of the shows from the 2016 tour because apart from the 'Viva Hysteria' shows, we hadn't actually had a live performance filmed since 1988. With a new album out that was being so well received, it was just a case of where to do it. From the second the house lights went down, we could see the sun setting from the stage, and the energy from the crowd just seemed to intensify. It was a good choice and a great way to document Def Leppard in 2016."

As a bonus, the DVD set will include the official music videos for "Let's Go", "Dangerous," and "Man Enough," and the lyric video for of "Let's Go."

In anticipation of the DVD release, Def Leppard and Eagle Rock Entertainment are readying the launch of a special PledgeMusic pre-order going live today, the 11th November 2016. Fans who participate will gain early access to a few select tracks, including "Dangerous" and "Rock On" as well as exclusive merchandise from PledgeMusic. CLICK HERE to pre-order!

DEF LEPPARD IS: Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Rick Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

  1. Let's Go
  2. Animal
  3. Let It Go
  4. Dangerous
  5. Foolin'
  6. Love Bites
  7. Armaggeddon It
  8. Rock On
  9. Man Enough

 
Disc 2:

    • Rocket
    • Bringin' On The Heartbreak
    • Switch 625
    • Medley: Hysteria / Heroes
    • Let's Get Rocked
    • Pour Some Sugar On Me
    • Rock of Ages
    • Photograph

 Guttermouth Release New Single.

Guttermouth.Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Rude Records is proud to announce the release of “The Human Mulligan”, the new single from Southern California punk rock heroes GUTTERMOUTH, off their upcoming EP “New Car Smell”, due out on November 25th via Rude Records. 

Check out "The Human Mulligan" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPyQa1VS0A

New Car Smell” will be released worldwide in collaboration with Bird Attack Records. The EP is the follow-up to “Got It Made”, their first EP of new music in 10 years, which was released in early July.

Pre-orders are available at the below links:
Physical: http://smarturl.it/NewCarSmellPhysical
Digital: http://smarturl.it/NewCarSmellDigital

 Killswitch Engage Release New Video Ahead Of UK Tour.

Killswitch Engage.Monday 21st November 2016
Killswitch Engage have teamed up with The Talkhouse to premiere the new video for 'Cut Me Loose', filmed on the salt flats in Utah. Directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, the video is a new imagining of the  song from the band's latest album Incarnate, which was released in March 2016 via Roadrunner Records.  The Talkhouse features distinguished artists from both music and film, of all genres and generations, discussing one another's work.

Watch it via flyt.it/cml-talkhouse

In addition to the video premiere and in keeping with The Talkhouse spirit, KsE vocalist Jesse Leach, who is known for his thought-provoking lyrics, shared his Top 10 favourite lyrics of all time with The Talkhouse, choosing amongst them Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Bad Brains, and The Clash. KsE fans have a deep connection to the band's lyrics and recently discussed it with Leach on Instagram. Therefore, it was the perfect time for the singer to share the lyrics of other artists that have deeply impacted him.

In other KsE news, December will see the release of Beyond the Flames: Home Video Part II. The release is a two-disc Blu-ray and CD package. Watch the trailer here

Beyond The Flames: Home Video Part II is a treasure trove of gripping content containing over 3 ½ hours of footage that is sure to delight KsE fans. At the heart of this release is a 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach, after nearly a decade of being apart, to the band he helped form back in 1999. 

The band return to the UK this week, performing 12 shows with Bullet For My Valentine and Cane Hill. Dates are as follows:
Thu 24th Nov - NEWPORT Centre
Fri 25th Nov - BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Sun 27th Nov - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Mon 28th Nov - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Wed 30th Nov - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 1st Dec - INVERNESS Ironworks
Sat 3rd Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 4th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Tue 6th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 7th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 9th Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Sat 10th Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

 Overkill Announce New Studio Album.

Overkill.Sunday 21st November 2016
Today, legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have announced their upcoming eighteenth album, ‘The Grinding Wheel’.
The album will be released on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth comments:
“Grinding on! Here we come again kids, strapped to the Grinding Wheel! Bang your head.”

‘The Grinding Wheel’ was produced by the band and mixed by Andy Sneap (Testament, Exodus, Accept). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth, Soilwork, Death...).

Below is the track listing for ‘The Grinding Wheel’:
1. Mean Green Killing Machine
2. Goddamn Trouble
3. Our Finest Hour
4. Shine On
5. The Long Road
6. Let's All Go To Hades
7. Come Heavy
8. Red White And Blue
9. The Wheel
10. The Grinding Wheel

Recently, the band released ‘Our Finest Hour’. Enjoy an impression of the mighty thrash inferno with this lyric video and prepare to bang your heads even wilder in 2017:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElxZ1oz9A68

You can purchase the ‘Our Finest Hour’ single digitally right now – available here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/our-finest-hour/id1169500425?i=1169500723
Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of New York/New Jersey area thrash metal, it seems certain that New Jersey’s Overkill have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musically consistent and true to their roots for an impressive 35 years with an unprecedented 18 studio albums under their belts.

The massive contribution to thrash by heavy metal partners in crime Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni (who cofounded Overkill the same year Ronald Reagan was elected President) is undeniable and remains unchallenged by those in the know. Overkill were formed about one year before Slayer and Anthrax and a couple of years ahead of Metallica, with all of the aforementioned bands pushing forward a new style of music drawing from NWOBHM, hard rock and punk.

Through much hard work and a slew of infamous live performances at New York area clubs like L’Amours, Overkill established a reputation as a blue-collar, working man’s metal band. After the band released a self-financed EP in 1984, Overkill broke onto the scene in 1985 with ‘Feel The Fire’, a crushing thrash assault. The self-proclaimed ‘Wrecking Crew’ - originally consisting of vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, bassist D.D. Verni, guitarist Bobby Gustafson, and drummer Rat Skates - were on a tear, borrowing heavily from punk rock roots while adding a venomous metal crunch that allowed them to compete favourably with peers like Testament, Anthrax, and Megadeth. The guys have been part of the Nuclear Blast family now since 2009 and are one of the most successful East Coast thrash bands in history.

 The Amity Affliction To Embark On UK Tour.

The Amity Affliction.Monday 21st November 2016
Fast-rising Australian rabble-rousers THE AMITY AFFLICTION are delighted to announce the details of their return to the UK this December.

Following their incendiary sets at both the Slam Dunk and Download Festivals, the platinum-certified band have lined up six dates, bringing with them special guests NORTHLANE, STRAY FROM THE PATH, and WAGE WAR.

Snap up tickets for the following shows:
Sun 4th Dec - BRISTOL - O2 Academy
Mon 5th Dec - MANCHESTER - O2 Ritz
Tue 6th Dec - LONDON - Roundhouse
Thu 8th Dec - GLASGOW - O2 ABC
Fri 9th Dec - BIRMINGHAM - O2 Institute
Sat 10th Dec - NORWICH - Waterfront

The Amity Affliction's co-vocalist Joel Birch comments, "After spending so many years coming to the UK, we are super-excited to embark on a tour of this size. We have to thank our fans for making this happen, as whenever we come to the UK we're met with sold-out shows every time! And on a personal note, we are all incredibly stoked about playing the Roundhouse in London. It's a venue that every band dreams of headlining, and we're no different. It's a beautiful space and we look forward to stepping onto the stage of one of our favourite venues in the world."

www.theamityaffliction.net
www.facebook.com/theamityafflictionofficial
www.twitter.com/amityaffliction  

Tickets are on-sale now priced at £15 Regionally and £16.50 for London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 The Menzingers To Tour The UK With The Flatliners.

The Menzingers.Monday 21st November 2016
The Menzingers are set to make their return to the UK in April 2017 with a seven date UK tour and The Flatliners will be joining them as Special Guests. They'll also be heading out to Germany for a few shows, as well as playing legendary punk festival Groezrock in Belgium. Tickets for the headline dates will be on sale this Thursday at 10am from http://themenzingers.com/. This run of dates will follow the release of The Menzingers' eagerly awaited fifth full-length 'After the Party', which will be out February 3, 2017 via Epitaph Records.

Most recently in the UK last month, The Menzingers have made a habit of selling out venues on these shores and, indeed, around the globe. Armed with a new set of anthemic choruses, furious power chords, and larger-than-life melodies, they'll be bringing a fresh batch of classic singalong opportunities to their dedicated and burgeoning fanbase in 2017.

The Menzingers made their Epitaph debut with 2012's 'On The Impossible Past', which was voted Album of the Year by Rock Sound Magazine, Absolute Punk and Punk News. Released in 2014, its follow up 'Rented World' was praised as "packed with clever songwriting" by The New York Times and declared "a colossal fist-pumper" by Stereogum. The forthcoming album 'After The Party' is much anticipated.

The Menzingers UK headline Tour (w/ Special Guests The Flatliners):
http://themenzingers.com/
Tue 18 Apr Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads - TICKETS 
Wed 19 Apr London, UK @ Koko - TICKETS 
Thu 20 Apr Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller - TICKETS 
Fri 21 Apr Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 - TICKETS 
Sat 22 Apr Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor - TICKETS 
Sun 23 Apr Derby, UK @ The Venue - TICKETS 
Mon 24 Apr Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios - TICKETS 
European dates:
Wed 26 Apr Cologne, DE @ Underground - TICKETS 
Thu 27 Apr Berlin @ Musik & Frieden - TICKETS 
Fri 28 Apr Munster, DE @ Uncle M event - TICKETS 
Sat 29 Apr Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock Festival - TICKETS 

 While She Sleeps Announce Massive UK Tour.

While She Sleeps.Monday 21st November 2016
Sheffield's While She Sleeps have announced that their forthcoming third album is titled 'You Are We' and it's set for release on 21st April, 2017. Currently on tour in Europe with the behemoth that is Bring Me The Horizon, While She Sleeps have also announced a UK headline tour throughout April and May of 2017 in order to bring their new music to their loyal and dedicated fanbase up close and personal.

The latest track to be revealed from the forthcoming record is the anthemic 'Hurricane', for which a video is also now streaming and is viewable here.

While She Sleeps have chosen a fitting way to celebrate their tenth anniversary as a band – by becoming totally independent. It's a bold, impressive and powerful move that both reflects the decade gone by and hints at what the future has to offer. The band converted an empty warehouse in the heart of their native Sheffield into their own multi-purpose studio. It's not the first time they've had their own space – 2010's debut EP 'The North Stands For Nothing' was recorded at a home studio called The Barn – but with this new space, which was built with the band's own money, they've taken things to the next level. "There's always been a very DIY aspect to this band," explains vocalist Lawrence 'Loz' Taylor, "so going it alone a bit more now just reiterates that to everyone. The Barn was a very important place for us – it's where we grew as friends and it was where we hung out and could be creative – so the idea with this new space is that it gives us a lot more creative space. There's a studio and live room, and we have space now to achieve what we want to achieve as a band. This place is going to house us for a good few years."

It's also a place where the band aim to break down the barrier even more between themselves and their fan base. As part of the new record's PledgeMusic campaign, fans were able to head to the studio and take part in the video for 'Hurricane'. "That was absolutely crazy," beams Taylor. "I'm still aching from that! But the special thing is that every kid who came down for the video shoot actually helped make the album happen. And to that extent they made this warehouse capable of living." "Now more than ever," adds Sean Long (guitar), "our fans know that it's them making all of this possible for us. The divide between artist and fan is ridiculous, because there are no fans without the artist and there's no artist without the fans. They go hand in hand together as one absolute thing, and I really like that we can see that in play with what we've been doing. It's very reassuring to see that support right in front of us."

Made with Carl Bown, who also produced 'Brainwashed', the songs that comprise 'You Are We' are full of as much force, focus and determination as ever. The likes of 'Hurricane' and first single 'Civil Isolation' continue the band's trajectory as one of the most inspiring, riotous and important voices in British music today, demonstrating both their continued musical evolution and their incisive social conscience. Yet while these are brutal anthems that paint a vivid picture of a post-Brexit Britain, they stand as both the most universal and most personal songs of the band's career.

TOUR DATES 2017:

APRIL
20/04 – Fibbers, York, UK
22/04 – The Dome, London, UK – SOLD OUT
23/04 – The Dome, London, UK
25/04 – Concord 2, Brighton, UK
26/04 – Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
27/04 – O2 Academy 2, Oxford, UK
28/04 – The Fleece, Bristol, UK
29/04 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK

MAY
01/05 – Academy, Dublin, UK
02/05 – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast, UK
03/05 – Arts Club, Liverpool, UK
05/05 – Sugarmill, Stoke, UK
06/05 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
08/05 – Riverside, Newcastle, UK
09/05 – Garage, Glasgow, UK
10/05 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
12/05 – Asylum, Birmingham, UK
13/05 – Stylus, Leeds, UK

 With Confidence Announce UK And European Headline Tour.

With Confidence.Monday 21st November 2016
Four-piece Australian alternative rock band With Confidence are following up one hell of a 2016 with their first UK & European headline tour in February & March of 2017. Support will come from Broadside (UK only), Safetosay and Milestones. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 23rd November at 9am.

With Confidence say – "We're super stoked to be touring around U.K. and Europe this coming February! Though we were sad to see our December tour with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck fall through, we're excited for our return to now be playing Better Weather in full. See you soon!"

With Confidence made their first appearances in the UK earlier this year, playing Slam Dunk Festival and supporting As It Is across the country. They've also toured in Japan supporting The Wonder Years, spent a full summer on the Vans Warped Tour in the US and recently supported fellow Aussies 5 Seconds of Summer on home turf.

With Confidence's debut album, 'Better Weather' was released in June 2016 via Hopeless Records and it's a record that's struck a chord with fans worldwide, earning the band acclaim in the press and a continually burgeoning group of dedicated followers.

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

'Better Weather' UK & European Tour, 2017
Feb 24 – London, UK – The Underworld
Feb 25 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Feb 26 – Bristol, UK – Exchange
Feb 28 – Leeds, UK – Key Club
March 01 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
March 02 – Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
March 03 – Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
March 04 – Nottingham, UK – Basement
March 05 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum
March 06 – Norwich, UK – Epic
March 08 – Cologne, Germany – MTC
March 09 – Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
March 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Nachtleben
March 11 – Berlin, Germany – Musik + Frieden
March 12 – Leipzig, Germany – Naumanns
March 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
March 14 – Milan, Italy – Legend Club
March 15 – Luzern, Switzerland – Schuur
March 16 – Paris, France – L'espace B
March 17 – Gent, Belgium – Charlatan
March 18 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo Basement

 Black Stone Cherry Release New Video Ahead Of UK Tour.

Black Stone Cherry.Thursday 17th November 2016
To celebrate the kick off of their UK tour, BLACK STONE CHERRY have unveiled a lyric video for 'Shakin' My Cage', taken from their Top 5 album, 'Kentucky' which was released earlier this year via Mascot Label Group.

Check out 'Shakin' My Cage' here - https://youtu.be/TUJfbrlNt4w

In the wake of this summer's headline slot at Ramblin' Man Fair, BLACK STONE CHERRY hit the road this week for their last batch of UK dates this album cycle.  Instead of playing big arenas, this time around they undertake a more extensive run of dates in the intimate setting of theatres.  The tour is dubbed 'Experience Kentucky: An Evening With BLACK STONE CHERRY.'

The boys tell us, "We've been very fortunate to play some incredible shows in the UK the past few years.  After headlining two arena tours and being a part of some amazing festivals, we wanted to bring it back to an atmosphere that we know our fans will enjoy and truly deserve.  This tour is a way for us to bring the show to them and to play venues that allow us to deliver a very special night featuring two sets of music, like we've never done before.  No other bands.  Just the four of us and our fans!  We are excited!"  The band continue, "We are truly thrilled to bring this unique BSC experience to the UK!  We have never done anything like this before and we knew the UK was the only place to do it. That's all we're gonna say about it!"

Tour dates rack up as follows:
Sat 19th Nov - CARDIFF St David's Hall - SOLD OUT!
Mon 21st Nov - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Tue 22nd Nov - WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
Thu 24th Nov - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
Fri 25th Nov - GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall - SOLD OUT!
Sun 27th Nov - NEWCASTLE City Hall
Mon 28th Nov - SHEFFIELD City Hall
Wed 30th Nov - BRIGHTON Dome
Thu 1st Dec - NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Fri 2nd Dec - BRISTOL Colston Hall - SOLD OUT!
Sun 4th Dec - TRECCO Planet Rockstock - SOLD OUT!
Mon 5th Dec - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tue 6th Dec - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Thu 8th Dec - NORWICH UEA - SOLD OUT!


Tickets are on sale now from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-stone-cherry-tickets.  

You can grab the 'Kentucky' album over at iTunes http://smarturl.it/BSC-iTunes, get physical CDs at http://amzn.eu/irWPADX and lovely vinyl versions at http://amzn.eu/e9ZYyxz

 Grave Pleasures Announce New EP.

Grave Pleasures.Thursday 17th November 2016
Finland's apocalyptic post punks GRAVE PLEASURES (spawned from the internationally acclaimed, BEASTMILK) release a new 7" EP 'Funeral Party' this Friday 18th November, via frontman Mat McNerney's own Secret Trees record label.  The 7" was self produced and recorded in Finland, but mastered by John Davis (Savages, Bat For Lashes, Lana Del Rey) in the UK.

Following the premiere of the track on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show on Sunday, the lyric video for lead track, 'Deadenders' can be checked out at https://youtu.be/nBB4Gwqdmtg.

Mat McNerney tells us, "We're surfing the apocalypse again and this time with the reverb button back on.  Back to the new old sound and back to a Finnish lineup. Now we've returned to the bunkers and are handling some radioactive new material for the next album.  The new stuff is a nuclear fusion of our Beastmilk past with Climax and the beast(sic) parts of Grave Pleasures' 'Dreamcrash' album. This new 7" is a small detonation of that new material and released in an exclusive way, to reward our fans for sticking with us."  He continues, "It's great to be back making another short format release on 7" just like the early days with Beastmilk.  To complete your 'end of the world' celebratory package, we have put together a funeral party karaoke video so you can sing along to your doom.  An underground uproar with a funeral party beat, we're definitely dancing with the dead again."

The 'Funeral Party' EP is available on 7" vinyl via http://www.secret-trees.com/, or on digital download from https://gravepleasures.bandcamp.com.  The vinyl version is available in standard black and limited edition (just 200 copies) yellow vinyl, exclusively offered via the Secret Trees own label store.  The limited edition includes lyric/poetry booklet and a digital download code.

The current GRAVE PLEASURES line-up is:

Mat McNerney - Vocals
Juho Vanhanen -  Lead Guitar
Rainer Tuomikanto – Drums
Aleksi Kiiskilä - Guitar
Valtteri Arino - Bass Guitar

Scandinavian fans can catch GRAVE PLEASURES live in November at the following shows;

Nov 18 - Gong - Turku, Finland
Nov 19 - Dog's Home - Tampere, Finland
Nov 24 - BLÅ - Oslo, Norway
Nov 25 - Nallen Club - Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 26 - Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, Sweden

 Less Than Jake Sign To Pure Noise Records.

Less Than Jake.Thursday 17th November 2016
Pasadena based independent label Pure Noise Records is proud to welcome to their roster influential Gainesville punk band Less Than Jake! The band joins the label's eclectic family which includes acts like The Story So Far, Senses Fail, Four Year Strong and State Champs among others.

"These days putting out new records for LTJ has become a lesson in record collecting, but the choice of label is always about mutual respect. Watching Pure Noise work hard over the years and maneuver through the modern music industry should be a lesson for any labels that are just starting out. Couple that with how much they understand the history of LTJ, that they have favorite songs by the band, and understand where we are right now in our career, makes Pure Noise a perfect place for LTJ and the new release." -  Less Than Jake

The news comes in conjunction with the band's announcement of a co-headline winter U.S. tour with San Diego rock band Pepper, which starts in Dallas, TX on January 20th and wraps in St. Petersburg, FL on February 28th and is sponsored by Hamburg, Germany based St. Pauli football club. Dates are listed below. Spotify Pre-sale takes place Wednesday, November 16 (10AM-10PM Local Time) and Public Onsale is Friday, November 18th (10AM Local Time).

"LTJ and Pepper will be bringing some summer to your winter in 2017 and the fact we get to tour with some good friends always makes for the best energy for a night of live music." - Less Than Jake

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

Less Than Jake Tour Dates (w/Pepper):
Jan 20 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
Jan 21 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Jan 22 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
Jan 25 - San Diego, CA - North Park
Jan 26 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
Jan 27 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
Jan 28 - San Franciso, CA - Warfield
Jan 30 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
Jan 31 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Feb 02 - SLC, UT - The Complex
Feb 03 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Feb 04 - Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock
Feb 06 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
Feb 07 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Feb 08 - Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
Feb 09 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb 10 - Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Feb 11 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
Feb 12 - Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
Feb 15 - Portland, ME - State Theater
Feb 16 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
Feb 17 - NYC, NY - Playstation Theater
Feb 18 - Huntington, NY - Paramount
Feb 19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Feb 21 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Feb 22 - Richmond, VA - The National
Feb 23 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Feb 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Feb 25 - St Augustine, FL - St Augustine Amphitheater
Feb 26 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Revolution (Outdoor Stage)
Feb 28 - St Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live

For More Information:

http://purenoise.net/

 The Menzingers Release New Video.

The Menzingers.Thursday 17th November 2016
Today, the Menzingers have released a new video for 'Bad Catholics', the first single off their eagerly awaited fifth full-length 'After the Party', available February 3rd, 2017. The video was filmed in the band's hometown of Philly and directed by Kevin Haus. Watch it HERE.

'After the Party' arrives as the follow-up to the Philadelphia-based band's widely acclaimed 'Rented World'. Pre-orders for 'After The Party' are available here. Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become the Teeth), 'After the Party' taps into the Menzingers' everyman romanticism to reflect on getting older but not quite growing up. Throughout the album, singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino offset that deeply nuanced songwriting with anthemic harmonies, furious power chords, and larger-than-life melodies.

'AFTER THE PARTY' TRACKLIST:
1. Tellin' Lies
2. Thick as Thieves
3. Lookers
4. Midwestern States
5. Charlie's Army
6. House on Fire
7. Black Mass
8. Boy Blue
9. Bad Catholics
10. Your Wild Years
11. The Bars
12. After the Party
13. Livin' Ain't Easy

 Anthrax Announce 2017 UK Tour.

Anthrax.Tuesday 15th November 2016
Legendary New York thrashers ANTHRAX this year celebrated their 35th anniversary and released their new album 'For All Kings' to widespread critical acclaim. In February 2017 the band will be back on UK soil for their first full UK headline tour in over a decade! These UK dates will see the band perform classic 1987 album 'Among The Living' in its entirety alongside fan favourites.
Scott Ian commented: 
"Finally! We've been looking forward to headlining in the U.K. for so long!!! We have a killer set planned, new stuff, old faves, deep tracks and Among front to back. You'd better start getting in shape now for the epic wardance!
See you soon my friends. 
Cheers,
Scott"


These special shows will mark 30 years of the iconic album, with support from up and coming British metallers The Raven Age.
 

Dates as follows:
Thursday 9th February - Birmingham O2 Institute                            
Friday 10th February - London O2 Forum Kentish Town                                 
Saturday 11th February - Bristol O2 Academy                                  
Monday 13th February - Nottingham Rock City                         
Tuesday 14th February - Manchester Academy        
Wednesday 15th February - Glasgow Barrowlands
Thursday 16th February - Newcastle Northumbria University     
Friday 17th February - Norwich UEA              
 

Tickets go on sale this Friday 18th November at 10am. 

Tickets will be available from myticket.co.uk/artists/anthrax

Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fans. In 1991, their music helped break down race and genre barriers when they collaborated with Public Enemy on "Bring The Noise."  And, of course, along with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, Anthrax helped pioneer the thrash/metal genre as a member of The Big Four.

More on 'For All Kings' 
'Blood Eagle Wings' Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuLvfm5yDlw 
'Monster At The End' Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcseSPDpslg 
'Evil Twin' Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPmLkF3e6Fc
'Breathing Lightning' Official Track: https://youtu.be/NXYKpKWHxaI

 Landscapes Unleash New Music Video.

Landscapes.Tuesday 15th November 2016
 Landscapes have recently premiered brand new video for 'Escapism' via Upset Magazine. 
Escapism is taken off album 'Modern Earth' that was released earlier this year via Pure Noise Records. 

You can watch Escapism here

Talking on the video Landscapes said 'The video was filmed and edited by a good friend of the band called Jack Lilley at Sea Legs. It was filmed in Bristol in the basement of an old church on Red Dragon cameras. The choreography was all improv which gave us the ability to do it in one take and leave a raw edge to the final edit. 

We felt the depiction of insanity shown through the transparent dark shadows of Shaun worked well with the songs concept and that the rest of the band fell perfectly into place for being those inner demons. ' 

Landscapes will be touring with Counterparts, Expire and Knocked Loose later this month. You can catch the band at the following dates:

29th November Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
30th November The Hub, Plymouth, UK
1st December Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
2nd December Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
3rd December Sound Control, Manchester, UK
4th December The Parish, Huddersfield, UK
5th December Owl Sanctuary, Norwich, UK
6th December Underworld, London, UK

 While She Sleeps Announce Duo Of London Shows.

While She Sleeps.Tuesday 15th November 2016
 As they put the finishing touches to their third album, Sheffield's While She Sleeps have announced a double header of intimate London shows at The Dome in Tufnell Park on 22nd and 23rd April. Sure to be two deliciously sweaty and riff-fuelled affairs, these shows will be amongst the first chances to hear new material from the band up close and personal.

The first recorded taster from While She Sleeps' next chapter was recently revealed in the form of 'Civil Isolation', a visceral new track, which has propelled the band's new endeavor. In order to fund the record's creation and release, a PledgeMusic campaign was launched and the goal amount set was blasted through within a mere two weeks - a testament to While She Sleeps' dedicated and loyal fanbase.

The forthcoming album is being crafted by the band and producer Carl Bown (who they also worked with on 'Brainwashed') in a warehouse in the industrial heart of Sheffield which the band themselves have transformed into a home for the creation and cultivation of their musical exploits.

Stay tuned for further news and music.

 Def Leppard To Release Live DVD

Def Leppard.Tuesday 15th November 2016
Legendary rockers Def Leppard excited and thrilled fans nationwide with their massive 55+ city Summer 2016 North American tour. Def Leppard will now share their masterful performance on DVD and Blu-ray. On the 10th February 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release their epic concert film And There Will Be A Next Time - Live From Detroit on DVD+2CD, and Digital Video.

With two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, Def Leppard continues to stand tall in the music industry and deliver some of the most iconic rock melodies and memorable anthems of all time. Most recently, their 2015 self-titled album featured singles "Dangerous" and "Let's Go" which was #1 on the USA Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart.

Filmed at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit is an incredible showcase that captures the electrifying energy and power of Def Leppard live today. As the sun began to set over a frenzied Detroit crowd, Def Leppard's legendary hooks and anthemic rock served up an audiovisual feast second to none. The audience were served hit after hit with fan favorites from across their iconic career.

Said front man Joe Elliott: "I had this idea that we should film one of the shows from the 2016 tour because apart from the 'Viva Hysteria' shows, we hadn't actually had a live performance filmed since 1988. With a new album out that was being so well received, it was just a case of where to do it. From the second the house lights went down, we could see the sun setting from the stage, and the energy from the crowd just seemed to intensify. It was a good choice and a great way to document Def Leppard in 2016."

As a bonus, the DVD set will include the official music videos for "Let's Go", "Dangerous," and "Man Enough," and the lyric video for of "Let's Go."

In anticipation of the DVD release, Def Leppard and Eagle Rock Entertainment are readying the launch of a special PledgeMusic pre-order going live today, the 11th November 2016. Fans who participate will gain early access to a few select tracks, including "Dangerous" and "Rock On" as well as exclusive merchandise from PledgeMusic. CLICK HERE to pre-order!

DEF LEPPARD IS: Joe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Rick Savage (bass) and Rick Allen (drums)

Track Listing:

Disc 1:

  1. Let's Go
  2. Animal
  3. Let It Go
  4. Dangerous
  5. Foolin'
  6. Love Bites
  7. Armaggeddon It
  8. Rock On
  9. Man Enough

 
Disc 2:

    • Rocket
    • Bringin' On The Heartbreak
    • Switch 625
    • Medley: Hysteria / Heroes
    • Let's Get Rocked
    • Pour Some Sugar On Me
    • Rock of Ages
    • Photograph

 Beartooth Release Live From Download PAris Album.

Beartooth.Tuesday 15th November 2016
Columbus, OH hard rock band Beartooth has released their first live album recorded at Download Festival Paris 2016 exclusively through streaming service, Deezer.

The band performed a collection of songs from their 2014 explosive debut album Disgusting and the critically acclaimed sophomore effort, Aggressive. A complete track listing can be found below, and fans can listen here: https://Deezer.lnk.to/BeartoothDownloadPR

Beartooth are set to embark on their European & UK headline tour, beginning in Belgium on 16th November, which sees the band play sold out European shows in Cologne, Berlin and Leipzig with the rest of the tour set to follow suit. Following the final EU date in Paris on 7th December, the five piece head to London's Shepherds Bush Empire to begin their nine-date UK trek. Trash Boat and Vanna will support on both legs.

In the two short years since their debut was cooked up in Caleb Shomo's basement, Beartooth has catapulted into heavy music's stratosphere. They have collected over 25 million views on YouTube, trekked around the globe sharing the stage with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download and The Vans Warped Tour. They've earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang! Award nominations, gotten airplay on Radio 1, Triple J and SiriusXM Octane and been named a "New Artist You Need To Know" by Rolling Stone. Beartooth recently won the Metal Hammer (UK) Award for Best Breakthrough Band, and performed at the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards where they were nominated for three awards.

Live From Download Festival Paris Track listing:

  1. The Lines (Live From Download Paris)
  2. Aggressive (Live From Download Paris)
  3. Hated (Live From Download Paris)
  4. Beaten In Lips (Live From Download Paris)
  5. Loser (Live From Download Paris)
  6. Always Dead (Live From Download Paris)
  7. In Between (Live From Download Paris)
  8. Body Bag (Live From Download Paris)



Beartooth European & UK Tour

16/11- Hasselt, BE- Mod Box
17/11- Cologne, DE- Kantine (SOLD OUT)
18/11- Hamburg, DE- Klubsen (SOLD OUT)
19/11- Bolwerk, NE- Sneek
20/11- Copenhagen, DK- Pumpehuset
21/11- Oslo, NO- John Dee
22/11- Stockholm, SE- Debaser Strand
24/11- Helsinki, FI- Nosturi
26/11- Berlin, DE- Lido (SOLD OUT)
27/11- Poznan, PL- Minoga
28/11- Leipzig, DE- Felsenkeller (SOLD OUT)
29/11- Prague, CZ- Futurum
30/11- Vienna, AT- Flex
1/12- Bratislava, SK- Randal Club
2/12- Budapest, HU- Dürer Kert
4/12- Milan, IT- Legend Club
6/12- Zurich, CH- Dynamo
7/12- Paris, FR- Boule Noire
8/12- London, UK- Shepherds Bush Empire
9/12- Leeds, UK- Beckett (SOLD OUT)
10/12- Glasgow, UK- Garage
11/12- Birmingham, UK- O2 Institute
12/12- Manchester, UK- O2 Ritz
13/12- Southampton, UK- Engine Rooms
14/12- Cardiff, UK- Tramshed
16/12- Dublin, IE- Academy
17/12- Belfast, UK- Limelight

 Four Year Strong Cover Classic Home Alone Song.

Four Year Strong.Tuesday 15th November 2016
New England punk rock band Four Year Strong are getting into the Christmas spirit by releasing a cover of "Somewhere In My Memory" from the 1990 classic holiday movie "Home Alone." 
The track was originally streamed on Alt Press.

You can listen to the song here

Originally written and recorded by famed composer John Williams for the original motion picture soundtrack for "Home Alone," "Somewhere In My Memory" was nominated for Best Original Song by the Academy Awards after its release in 1990 and has since become a holiday classic.

"We've wanted to record a Christmas song for as long as I can remember," says lead vocalist/guitarist Alan Day. "Dan and I finally decided to sit down and figure out a way to make it happen and we couldn't be happier about how it turned out. We wanted to do a song that hasn't been covered a million times, and "Home Alone" is one of the best movies ever made, so "Somewhere In My Memory" seemed like the perfect song. We hope our rendition gives everyone as much holiday cheer as we had while recording it. Merry Christmas!"

You can catch Four Year Strong in the UK and Europe for the 10 year anniversary tour of 'Rise Or Die Trying' at the following dates:

30th January - Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona Spain
31st January - Chango Live Madrid
2nd February - Hafenhlang Hamburg Germany
3rd February - Underground Cologne Germany 
4th February - Bei Chez Heinz Hannover Germany
5th February - Schlachthof Wiesbaden Germany
6th February - Cassiopeia Berlin Germany
7th February - Conne Island Leizpig Germany
8th February - Ampere Munich Germany 
9th February - Gleis 22 Munster Germany 
10th February - Hlinher Aarschot Belgium
11th February - Dynamo Eindhoven Holland
12th February - Melhweg Oz Amsterdam Holland
13th February - Boule Noire Paris France
14th February - Fleece Bristol UK
15th February - Academy 2 Manchester
16th February - O2 Academy 2 Birmingham
17th February - Koko London UK
18th February - Academy 2 Dublin Ireland
19th February - Oh Yeah Centre Belfast Ireland

 Baby Metal To Release Live At Wembley CD.

Baby Metal.Tuesday 15th November 2016
Metal dance phenomenon BABYMETAL have announced the release of a new 13 track live album on December 9th via earMUSIC/Edel. With a carefully selected tracklisting, the CD captures the spectacular performance recorded at BABYMETAL’s first ever UK Arena show, “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016 kicks off at THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY”, which took place in London on April 2nd. The show saw BABYMETAL become the first Japanese artist in history to perform a headline show at THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY. This headline show garnered an attendance of 12,000 people, where BABYMETAL also broke the merchandise sales record of the venue, creating history once again. A digital version will be released December 30th.

BABYMETAL’s second album “METAL RESISTANCE” was released simultaneously worldwide on April 1, 2016 and ranked in at No.15 on the UK Official Album Chart, which is the highest rank acquired by a Japanese artist to date. The album also charted at No.39 on the US Billboard chart making BABYMETAL the first Japanese artist in 53 years to have made the charts and second in the history of Japanese artists.  
  The full tracklisting is as follows:

1. BABYMETAL DEATH
2. Awadama Fever
3. YAVA!
4. GJ!
5. Doki Doki ☆ Morning
6. Meta Taro
7. Amore
8. Megitsune
9. KARATE
10. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
11. Gimme Chocolate!!
12. THE ONE – English ver. – 
13. Road of Resistance
(13 tracks Included / 1:17:26 )

The release coincides with their UK tour as special guests to RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS. Catch them at the following shows:

Monday 5 December            London The O2
Tuesday 6 December           London The O2
Thursday 8 December         Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Saturday 10 December        Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 11 December           Birmingham Genting Arena
Wednesday 14 December    Manchester Arena
Thursday 15 December        Manchester Arena    
Sunday 18 December           London

 Arch Enemy To Release Live DVD.

Arch Enemy.Tuesday 15th November 2016
ARCH ENEMY have announced a new live DVD - 'As The Stages Burn!' was filmed at WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival in Germany this year and was is the band's largest stage production to date. This performance marks the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of War Eternal.

It all began in March of 2014 when the band announced new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz as well as the video for the album title track, 'War Eternal' which went on to become the bands most successful video in their career, surpassing 20 million views on YouTube. The release of the War Eternal album also saw ARCH ENEMY reaching their highest US and German chart positions to date while going on to play over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014, Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined ARCH ENEMY during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support for Nightwish.
 
The DVD highlights an impressive live production fans have never seen before! 'As The Stages Burn!' is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on March 31st, 2017. 

Go get your ticket for the exclusive release shows with special support from Lacuna Coil and The Haunted now!
 
30.03.2017 - Zeche, Bochum, Germany *
31.03.2017 - Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany *
01.04.2017 - Rock in Hell, Colmar, France *
02.04.2017 - Heavy Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
04.04.2017 - Neue Stadthalle, Langen (Hessen), Germany **
05.04.2017 - Backstage Werk, München, Germany **
06.04.2017 -Saarbrücken - Garage, Germany **
07.04.2017 - Durbuy Rock Festival, Durbuy, Belgium **
08.04.2017 - Betiz Fest, Cambrai, France *
09.04.2017 -Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik, Germany **
 * with The Haunted
** with The Haunted and Lacuna Coil

For ticket buy links please go to www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY Festivals 2017:
02.02.2017 - 70000 Tons Of Metal - Miami, FL
06.07.2017 - Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
14.07.2017 - Gefle Metal Festival , Gävle, Sweden
05.08.2017 - Ostrava v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
10.08.2017 - Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 - Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 - Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

 Four Year Strong Announce 10th Anniversary Tour.

Four Year Strong.Tuesday 15th November 2016
New England punk-rockers Four Year Strong have announced a ten year anniversary tour for album 'Rise Or Die Trying' the tour starts in Europe in January before hitting the UK in February. 

Talking on the upcoming tour the band said 'In 2007 we put out a record called Rise or Die Trying, starting us down a path that would lead us all over the world, and drastically change our lives. With 2017 marking the 10 year anniversary, it's time to say thank you. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our young band, thank you to everyone who still goes crazy at shows when we play RODT songs, and thank you to a record that gave us these last ten years.

Over the next year we will be announcing Rise or Die Trying 10 year shows all over the world where we will be playing the record front to back, the first of which being announced today in Europe this February. We are doing these shows at smaller, intimate venues to really make it something special.

Keep a lookout for announcements of shows near you next year and come out and get crazy with us as we play the record that brought us to you in the first place. Rise or Die Trying.'

You can catch Four Year Strong at the following dates:

30th January - Razzmatazz 2 Barcelona Spain
31st January - Chango Live Madrid
2nd February - Hafenhlang Hamburg Germany
3rd February - Underground Cologne Germany 
4th February - Bei Chez Heinz Hannover Germany
5th February - Schlachthof Wiesbaden Germany
6th February - Cassiopeia Berlin Germany
7th February - Conne Island Leizpig Germany
8th February - Ampere Munich Germany 
9th February - Gleis 22 Munster Germany 
10th February - Hlinher Aarschot Belgium
11th February - Dynamo Eindhoven Holland
12th February - Melhweg Oz Amsterdam Holland
13th February - Boule Noire Paris France
14th February - Fleece Bristol UK
15th February - Academy 2 Manchester
16th February - O2 Academy 2 Birmingham
17th February - Koko London UK
18th February - Academy 2 Dublin Ireland
19th February - Oh Yeah Centre Belfast Ireland

Tickets on sale 10am Friday 11th November 
Fouryearstrongmusic.com

 Pulled Apart By Horses Announce 2017 UK Tour.

Pulled Apart By Horses.Tuesday 15th November 2016
Hardest rocking Leeds quartet Pulled Apart By Horses return this month with their first new music since the release of 2014's 'Blood' album. Back with a brand new track, 'The Big What If' (recorded at McCall Sound in Sheffield with Ross Orton), a UK tour in March and April of 2017 and much more to come besides, Pulled Apart By Horses are once again ready to give those jams a massive kicking.

And so it begins... a creeping, strutting riff. Pounding toms, crackles and distortion before the horses detonate and 'The Big What If' explodes out of your speakers, asking big questions and attacking you with an even bigger sound. It's a sprawling, epic, brain-melting, psychedelic rock blast that takes everything we've come to expect from our favourite horses and then bravely drop kicks our perceptions into the void to somewhere else entirely.

"From me and the other boys in the PABH camp I can safely say that we're all overjoyed to unveil this new beast kicking and screaming into the cosmos," reveals singer and guitarist Tom Hudson. "It was created on a diet that consisted mainly of garage rock, fuzz & a curiosity of the unknown."

"I've never been here before, the blood is rushing to my head," howls Tom amongst the adrenalin rushing chorus of 'The Big What If'. Pulled Apart By Horses are back and they're bravely and courageously travelling to new worlds and beyond. Come follow. A new album will follow in 2017. Stay tuned.

Stream and download 'The Big What If' now via iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Google Play.

December UK Dates w/ Twin Atlantic

13 Glasgow, Barrowlands TICKET LINK
14 Glasgow, Barrowlands TICKET LINK
15 Glasgow, Barrowlands TICKET LINK

Catch the band live at the following dates in 2017

March
27 Oxford, O2 Academy 2 TICKET LINK
28 London, Scala TICKET LINK
29 Bristol, Thekla TICKET LINK
30 Southampton, Talking Heads TICKET LINK

April
01 Derby, 2Q Festival
02 Birmingham, Mama Roux's TICKET LINK
03 Norwich, Waterfront Studio TICKET LINK
05 Glasgow, King Tuts TICKET LINK
06 Manchester, Sound Control TICKET LINK
07 Newcastle, Think Tank TICKET LINK
08 Leeds, Brudenell Social

 Enter Shikari To Headline Slam Dunk Festival.

Enter Shikari.Tuesday 15th November 2016
Atlanta-based heavy rock icons  MASTODONare nearing completion of their eagerly anticipated next studio album, which follows their universally-praised 2014 album, ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN.  Once again, Mastodon has chosen to record with famed producer Brendan O'Brien, whofirst worked with Mastodon on their 2009 ground-breaking concept album, Crack The Skye

So what can one expect from Mastodon's seventh studio exploration? Well...never ones to repeat, Mastodon embrace the challenge to continually push themselves toward an elevated trajectory with each new release. Their fearless blend of styles, textures and concepts have created a sonic pathway all their own.  Each band member contributes their personal genetic footprint into their collective sound that has not only inspired contemporaries but has alighted fans and critics to espouse their appreciation:

 "The Atlanta quartet's progress has been steady but exciting, a taut balance of brute force and precision musicianship along with conceptual daring...[OMRTS] features some of the group's most direct moments and most expansive as well as propulsive. It's a smart kind of metal, with enough prog and even intellectual touches to raise it above the genre's standard fare." – New York Times 

"Mastodon are, first and foremost, a band who know their way around the business end of a riff.  It just so happens that they're able to festoon them with the kind of thematic and musical motifs that continue to photon torpedo you right in the final front-ear" - Kerrang!

"Inventive and technical...an album built on superb musicianship" - Q Magazine

The bold hooks and sharply defined riffs of Mastodon's sixth studio full-length makes it easy to hear this album as their evolution from prog-sludge wizards to straight-ahead hard rockers — but the reality is actually far more, er, complex. While the songs of Once More 'Round the Sun aren't bound to a conceptual framework like 2004's Leviathan or 2006's Blood Mountain, even the album's more accessible tracks are crammed full of unexpected twists and turns Mastodon's ability to make hooky and visceral music without sacrificing either their metallic muscle or their innate weirdness. Rolling Stone
"A shotgun marriage of art and brute force...The Atlanta quartet is setting metal's Gold standard." – USA Today 

"Thunderous, disciplined and expansive...the ambition and tenacity of Mastodon's music makes them sonically unforgettable." – Time Magazine

"Nothing short of masterful." – Associated Press

Mastodon recorded new tracks just outside their home-city of Atlanta while the mixing process will begin in Los Angeles shortly with a view to release the new album in the early part of the New Year. 

Expectgreat and loud tricks and treats from Mastodon in 2017.  Until then, keep an eye on www.mastodonrocks.comfor details

 White Lies Go Tour Crazy.

White Lies.Tuesday 8th November 2016
Due to overwhelming public demand, White Lies have today announced a headline UK tour next year which includes a major homecoming show at London’s Troxy on 4th March 2017. Tickets go on general sale at 9am Friday 11th November. The new dates announced are as follows:

February 2017
23rd       - UK, Newcastle O2 Academy
24th – UK, Sheffield O2 Academy
25th – UK, Oxford O2 Academy
27th – UK, Cardiff University
28th       - UK, Leicester O2 Academy

March 2017
2nd – UK, Portsmouth Pyramids
3rd – UK, Hull University
4th – UK, London Troxy
6th – UK, Preston Guildhall
7th – UK, Aberdeen Garage
8th – UK, Edinburgh Potterrow
9th – UK, Hatfield The Forum
11th –UK, Keele University
12th – UK Norwich UEA

The ten-track album ‘Friends’ is now available on CD, vinyl, picture disc, digital download and streaming formats, as well as a special box set edition which includes a cassette and four exclusive bonus tracks.

‘Friends’ was recorded in Bryan Ferry’s private studio in London’s Olympia and was self-produced by the band. White Lies enlisted the help of an expert team including Grammy Award-winning engineer James Brown (Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys), David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs) on mixing duties and long-term collaborator Ed Buller who contributed additional production.

>A full list of White Lies Tour dates are below:
November 2016
8th - Croatia, Zagreb, Tvornika Kulture
9th - Germany, Munich, Fabrik
10th - Switzerland, Zurich, Kauflauten
11th - Switzerland, Lausanne, Metropop Festival
13th - Italy, Rome, Orion
14th - Italy, Milan, Fabrique
16th - Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
17th - Spain, Madrid, Arena
18th - Portugal, Lisbon, CCB
22nd - UK, London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
24th - UK, Nottingham, Rock City
25th - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall
26th - UK, Liverpool, O2 Academy
27th - UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC
29th - UK, Birmingham, O2 Institute
30th - UK, Leeds, Stylus

December 2016
1st - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy
3rd - Greece, Athens, Iera Odos
4th - Greece, Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theatre

February 2017
23rd       - UK, Newcastle O2 Academy
24th – UK, Sheffield O2 Academy
25th – UK, Oxford O2 Academy
27th – UK, Cardiff University
28th       - UK, Leicester O2 Academy

March 2017
2nd – UK, Portsmouth Pyramids
3rd – UK, Hull University
4th – UK, London Troxy
6th – UK, Preston Guildhall
7th – UK, Aberdeen Garage
8th – UK, Edinburgh Potterrow
9th – UK, Hatfield The Forum
11th –UK, Keele University
12th – UK Norwich UEA

 Phil Collins To Play British Summer Time Festival.

Phil Collins.Tuesday 8th November 2016
Another huge announcement for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park proves that it will be the event of summer 2017.

Following Green Day signing up as our first headliners for 2017's event, we are thrilled to reveal that the incredible Phil Collins joins the line up, headlining his own day in the Royal Park - his biggest solo show ever.

Our announcement follows the monumental news that caused a sensation last month when Phil Collins declared that he is coming out of retirement for his first live shows in ten years, the mischievously named Not Dead Yet: Live tour. According to the man himself, "I will be playing all of the songs that people love."

An outpouring of excitement led to the five UK dates at the Royal Albert Hall selling out in a mere 15 seconds. Phil's appearance at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, as his only UK festival show next year, will give fans one more night to celebrate the return of one of London's favourite sons in one of London's most iconic locations.

Phil Collins says:
"The reaction from the British public has been overwhelming. I can't wait to play Hyde Park and see everyone there."

One the most successful artists of his generation, with more UK Top 40 singles than any other artist of the 1980s, Phil Collins came to prominence first as drummer and then as frontman of Genesis, making his solo debut with 1981's album Face Value, containing smash hit single 'In The Air Tonight.'  

He followed this with an extraordinary run as a prolific hit maker.  3 UK Number ones  - Easy Lover, You Can't Hurry Love and Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - as well as 7 US Number 1s and global smashes including One More Night, Separate Lives, Two Hearts, Another Day In Paradise, I Wish It Would Rain Down, Both Sides Of The Story and Dance Into The Light to name but a few. 

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

Tickets for Phil Collins headline show go on general sale on Friday 11th November.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
'Festival of the Year' at the UK Event Awards 2013
'Best Use of New Technology' at the Festival Awards 2013

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Live comments: "Phil Collins is a British icon with one of the finest catalogues of music that stretches over a long prestigious career. His recent live performances on TV have reminded the world what we have been missing for all these years.  June 30 is the UK's unmissable opportunity to see him at the best outdoor venue in the world." 

Daniel Mathieson, Head of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships for Barclaycard, said: "We're thrilled that London legend, Phil Collins, is going to perform his greatest hits at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 – a fantastic way to celebrate the festival's fifth year!  Tickets go on sale later this week but Barclaycard customers can beat the rush with pre-sale access from 9am on the 8th November."

Penelope Boyd, Head of Events at The Royal Parks, said: "The line-up for 2017 just keeps on getting better! It is a massive honour for Phil Collins to choose Hyde Park for his only UK festival show next year! This is the fifth 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."

PRESALES:
9am Tuesday 8th November – Fanclub presale  
9am Tuesday 8th November – Barclaycard presale
9am Thursday 10th November – Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park presale 
GENERAL ON-SALE: 9am Friday, 11th November

Presale ticket prices*
£79.50 General Admission
£99.50 Priority Entry
£149.50 Gold Circle
£299.50 Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden
£399.50 Diamond View
£399.50 The Terrace Grandstand
£699 Ultimate Bar
*general on sale prices may differ

 Bullet For My Valentine Unleash New Song Ahead Of UK Tour.

Bullet For My Valentine.Monday 7th November 2016
Hard rock/metal heavyweights Bullet For My Valentine have released their first single since signing to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records.

Titled ‘Don’t Need You’and produced & mixed by Colin Richardson &Carl Bown, this new offering serves as a sonic statement of intent as the band move into a new phase of an ongoing and truly spectacular career; new label, new music, extensive UK tour… and a crown to defend.

Directed by Ville Jurrikkala (Nightwish, Michael Monroe),‘Don’t Need You’ has been launched with an accompanying video, depicting a wedding born of deceit.

"It's not really a 'doomed' wedding as such… It's really just a take on a concept I had,” says frontman Matt Tuck. “ There's this beautiful ceremony, and it appears to be all about love and trust, but there's this undercurrent of mistrust and bullshit to go with it. The church we filmed it in is perfect. It's not your typical wedding venue — it's really run-down and dirty. We thought that contrast would be really cool to have with the idea of the video. We wanted it to look really grand and ornate, but underneath it all, it's a bit dirty."

Watch the video for ‘Don’t Need You’ here: http://vevo.ly/wC7C4Z
Stream ‘Don’t Need You’ here: http://open.spotify.com/track/2Cv8fs0SPLX1XaLQ80Lvds
Download ‘Don’t Need You’ from iTunes here: http://po.st/ucs7xK  

 Meanwhile, Bullet For My Valentine are preparing to embark on their UK headline tour, starting with a sold-out show in Newport on November 24th.

Across a select number of shows, BFMV will perform their classic 2005 debut album, ‘The Poison’, from beginning to end. See details below.

Playing ‘The Poison’ in full *
NOVEMBER 
24 Centre, Newport SOLD OUT
25 O2 Academy, Bournemouth *
27 O2 Academy, Newcastle
28 O2 Academy, Sheffield *
30 O2 Academy, Glasgow

DECEMBER

01 Inverness, Ironworks *
03 Academy, Manchester SOLD OUT
04 Academy, Manchester * SOLD OUT
06 O2 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT
07 O2 Academy, Birmingham *
09 O2 Academy, Brixton, London SOLD OUT
10 O2 Academy, Brixton, London *
Killswitch Engage & Cane Hill will appear as Special Guests across the whole tour. 

Standard tickets & VIP packages, including merch and Meet & Greet options, are available now HERE.

 Waterparks Release 'Stupid For You' Video.

Waterparks.Monday 7th November 2016
To celebrate the release of their debut album, 'Double Dare', last Friday on Easy Life Records - Texan trio Waterparks have unveiled a music video for 'Stupid For You'. The video can be seen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS4NqNkhTOo&feature=youtu.be

Double Dare was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low). Double Dare is the follow-up to three EPs: Cluster (2016), Black Light (2014) and Airplane Conversations (2012).

Of the full-length, frontman Awsten Knight shares, "It's just more. Everything about it is expanded and bigger. We wanted to push the boundaries to show people that you can be more than one thing. This isn't just a "pop-punk" band and I think when people hear the rest of the album, it'll be pretty apparent. There are songs that have elements of jazz, hip-hip, pop, indie, electronic, punk, etc. As far as the lyrics go, they're more personal than they've been on any other Waterparks release. This album has been in the works since August or September of 2015, and in that time I've felt and dealt with a lot of different things. I was probably more open than I should be with some stuff but it's fine. Honest songs are always best. It's also got me at my happiest, so that's a thing too."

The past year has been truly groundbreaking for Waterparks, who signed to Equal Vision Records (Easy Life in the UK), partnered with MDDN co., released Cluster, embarked on their first ever full US and UK tours, and landed spots for Knight on the covers of leading rock publications in both the UK and the US.

The band has also toured as direct support on Good Charlotte's US and UK reunion shows, on the entirety of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, performed at SXSW, So What?!, Slam Dunk Festival and performed at the prestigious Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer.

The trio are currently on a full US tour, supporting Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, and Tonight Alive.
Waterparks is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Awsten Knight, guitarist/vocalist Geoff Wigington, and drummer/vocalist Otto Wood.

 Entombed A.D To Head Out On Tour.

Entombed A.D.Monday 7th November 2016
Deadly sonic force, ENTOMBED A.D., will embark on their "Dead Dawn European Tour" this autumn with special guests VOIVOD and support Lord Dying.

Entombed A.D. frontman L-G Petrov comments: "It's time to rage through Europe again and this time with our old friends VOIVOD! Prepare for a night of headbang and metal! We are looking forward to seeing you all there! Cheers!!"

Michel "Away" Langevin (Voivod) adds: "Touring, recording, touring... We love it and we are thrilled to go back to Europe, this time with our friends in metal, Entombed A.D."

DEAD DOWN EUROPEAN TOUR 2016

Presented by: Metal Hammer, Rock Tribune, Slam & Headbangr

26.10.2016 – Taubchenthal, Leipzig, DE
27.10.2016 – White Trash Ballroom, Berlin, DE                              
28.10.2016 – Alibi Club, Wroclaw, PL                           
29.10.2016 – Progesja, Warsaw, PL                          
30.10.2016 – Nova Chmelnice, Prague, CZ           
31.10.2016 – Arena, Vienna, AT                           
01.11.2016 – Barba Negra, Budapest, HU                     
02.11.2016 – Ortobar, Ljubljana, Sl           
03.11.2016 – Dagda Club, Borgo Priolo, IT           
04.11.2016 – Backstage, München, DE                      
06.11.2016 – Patronaat, Haarlem, NL                          
08.11.2016 – Chango, Madrid, SP                             
09.11.2016 – Bikini, Barcelona, SP                        
10.11.2016 – Athanor, Albi, FR                                  
12.11.2016 – Petit Bain, Paris, FR                               
13.11.2016 – Fleece, Bristol, UK                            
15.11.2016 – Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, IR                            
16.11.2016 – Classic Grand, Glasgow, UK                         
17.11.2016 – Underworld, London, UK  
                          
19.11.2016 – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, NL                       
20.11.2016 – O13, Tilburg, NL                            
22.11.2016 – Voxhall, Aarhus, DK                            
23.11.2016 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, DK                   
24.11.2016 – Markhalle, Hamburg, DE                        
25.11.2016 – Club Cann, Stuttgart, DE                         
26.11.2016 – K19, Kassel, DE                              
27.11.2016 – Aladin, Bremen, DE                           

ENTOMBED A.D. live:

Festivals 2016:
18.06.2016 – Hellfest, Clisson, FR
22.06.2016 – Bergen Calling, Bergen, NO
24.06.2016 – Copenhell, Copenhagen, DK
25.06.2016 – Dokkum Open Air, Dokkum, NL
02.07.2016 – Death Shall Rise, Trier, DE
07.07.2016 – RockHarz, Ballenstedt, DE
09.07.2016 – Resurrection Festival, Viveiro, ES
10.07.2016 – Antwerp Metal Fest, Anvers, BE
30.07.2016 – Festival GamRocken, Ludvika, SE
05.08.2016 – Wacken Open Air, Wacken, DE
10.08.2016 – Rock Altitude Festival, Le Locle, CH
18.08.2016 – Summer Breeze Open Air, Dinkelsbuehl, DE
19.08.2016 – Motocultor Festival, Saint-Nolff, FR
20.08.2016 – Metal Mean Festival, Mean, BE
03.09.2016 – Reeveland Festival (Warwick And Framus Fest), Markneukirchen, DE
10.09.2016 – Meh Suff! Metal Festival, Húttikon, CH
11.09.2016 – Nemossos Metal Festival, TBA, FR

 Trivium Unleash Rare Demo Track.

Trivium.Monday 7th November 2016
Ahead of the re-release of their catalyst debut album 'Ember To Inferno', firebrands Trivium have unearthed a rare demo for fans to get their hands on early. For pre-orders of 'Ember To Inferno' (set for release on December 2 via Cooking Vinyl), fans will now receive 'The Storm' as an instant grat track.

'The Storm' is a Trivium track of legend. It's been completely absent from the world for ages since it was only very briefly available on 'Caeruleus' (Trivium's "Blue Demo") which pre-dates any of the band's albums and harks back to their earliest days.  Frontman & guitarist Matt Heafy was just 16 years old when this was recorded. This demo has been rumoured to be priced at hundreds of dollars on auction websites. The song lyrically is inspired by the Norwegian Oskoreia; a European folk legend that is understood to have inspired black metal's very creation.  'The Storm' foreshadows the direction that Trivium would eventually take with their more progressive pieces (as seen on the 'Shogun' album) - it is a blend of instrumental technicality, melody, and brutality. Hear it now at: http://www.trivium.org/abinitio

'Ember To Inferno' will be released in four configurations, with the deluxe editions containing the band's earliest recordings: "Ruber" (the "Red Demo"), "Caeruleus" (the "Blue Demo") and "Flavus" (the "Yellow Demo"). Fans can pre-order all formats online via https://triv.lnk.to/ETI

The formats available are:

  • Ember To Inferno — Standard CD.
  • Ember To Inferno — Standard Vinyl LP, which is the original album in a 2LP Gatefold on flame marble vinyl.
  • Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio — Deluxe CD, which is the original album with new artwork, plus 13 bonus tracks and expanded booklet in a digipak. The 13 bonus tracks are the band's earliest recordings - "Ruber" (the "Red Demo"), "Caeruleus" (the "Blue Demo") and "Flavus" (the "Yellow Demo").
  • Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio — Deluxe 5LP Box, which is five coloured LPs in a special box including the original album in a 2LP Gatefold on flame marble vinyl, the expanded booklet, a poster, a stencil, and 13 bonus tracks over three LPs. The 13 bonus tracks are the band's earliest recordings - "Ruber" (the "Red Demo") on transparent red vinyl, "Caeruleus" (the "Blue Demo") on transparent blue vinyl, and "Flavus" (the "Yellow Demo") on transparent yellow vinyl.


Trivium will be back in the UK for headline shows in February! The band can now announce that support will come from respected Brit prog metal group SikTh (www.sikth.band) and fast-rising newcomers Shvpes (www.shvpes.com). Tickets are on sale now for the following:
Sat 11th Feb - DUBLIN Academy
Sun 12th Feb - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 14th Feb - BIRMINGHAM Institute
Wed 15th Feb - MANCHESTER Academy
Thu 16th Feb - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 17th Feb - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 18th Feb - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

For the full list of European dates, please visit www.trivium.org/tour<

 Dead Lord To Support Vintage Caravan.

Dead Lord.Monday 7th November 2016
After finishing a successful Scandinavian tour with Kvelertak, DEAD LORD are joining The Vintage Caravan today for a string of UK dates!

DEAD LORD’s continuous live support of their latest album 'Heads Held High' have gained the band the reputation of being one of the best live acts to date. If you haven’t experienced DEAD LORD’s high energy rock live on stage, you surely missed something. So get up, go to one of the shows and see for yourself. 

DEAD LORD live
MO 07.11.2016 Birmingham (UK) – The Rainbow + The Vintage Caravan 
TU 08.11.2016 Newcastle (UK) – Think Tank + The Vintage Caravan
WE 09.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) – Audio + The Vintage Caravan
TH 10.11.2016 Sheffield (UK) – Corporation + The Vintage Caravan
FR 11.11.2016 Pwllheli / Camp HRH North Wales (UK) – Hard Rock Hell 
SA 12.11.2016 Milton Keynes (UK) – Crauford Arms + The Vintage Caravan
SU 13.11.2016 London (UK) – The Underworld + The Vintage Caravan

 Dark Tranquillity Announce 11th Album 'Atoma'.

Dark Tranquillity.Monday 7th November 2016
DARK TRANQUILLITY's 11th album 'Atoma' is out on Century Media Records now. 

It’s now available as Ltd. 2CD Mediabook in Slipcase (Europe only) or Ltd. 2CD Digipak (North America only), as CD Jewelcase and Gatefold LP+CD.

The gatefold LP is available in different vinyl colors and also includes the full album on CD.

Black vinyl - available worldwide
Blue vinyl – signed, limited to 400 copies, exclusively available at Bengans in Sweden
Dark Green - limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at CDon in Scandinavia
Clear vinyl - limited to 400 copies, only available in North America
Transparent Blue vinyl - limited to 300 copies exclusive through CMDistro.comin North America
Transparent Red vinyl - limited to 200 copies, exclusively available through CMDistro.com in Europe

You can also get exclusive merch bundles at Levykauppa ÄxEMP and Nuclear Blast!

You can listen to a medley of the two bonus tracks taken off the bonus disc of the Deluxe CD Editions here: https://youtu.be/KRIPbTqsc40

Or use the links below to watch the previously released videos!

Forward Momentum: https://youtu.be/suhuQlYZwtE
Atoma: https://youtu.be/C_voh9WFbsM
The Pitiless: https://youtu.be/qLzcYx6iWec

DARK TRANQUILLITY have just kicked off their North American tour with label mates Swallow The Sun, Enforcer and Starkill. A European tour in early 2017 will be announced soon!

DARK TRANQUILLITY live
07.11.2016 The Filmore, Silver Spring, MD
08.11.2016 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
09.11.2016 Foufonues Electriques, Montreal, Canada
10.11.2016 Le Cercle, Quebec, Canada
11.11.2016 Mavericks, Ottawa, Canada
12.11.2016 The Opera House, Toronto, Canada
13.11.2016 Token Lounge, Westland, MI
14.11.2016 The Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
15.11.2016 The Agora Theatre & Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
16.11.2016 Park Street Saloon, Columbus, OH
19.11.2016 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
20.11.2016 Fubar, Saint Louis, MO
22.11.2016 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
25.11.2016 Rickshaw Theatre, North Vancouver, Canada
26.11.2016 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
27.11.2016 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
28.11.2016 PBJ's, Reno, NV
29.11.2016 Slim's, San Francisco, CA
30.11.2016 City National Grove, Anaheim, CA
01.12.2016 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
02.12.2016 LVCS, Las Vegas, NV
03.12.2016 Club Red, Mesa, AZ
05.12.2016 Trees, Dallas, TX
06.12.2016 Cine El Rey, Mcallen, TX
07.12.2016 Scout Bar, Houston, TX

 Metallica Announce Intimate UK Show.

Metallica.Monday 7th November 2016
Metallica are set to release their new album Hardwired...To Self Destruct on November 18th via their own label Blackened Recordings, and have announced a series of special events in London to celebrate release weekend.
 
On Thursday, November 17th the band will be heading to the HMV store on Oxford Street to meet fans and sign autographs at midnight!  Visit  http://hmv.co/Metallica for all the details on how to be a part of the band's very first signing in the UK.
 
Friday, November 18th will find the band performing a very intimate and exclusive London performance at House of Vans.  Fifth Members and winners who register via the House of Vans site may enter for a chance to win two tickets HERE and all fans may enter for a shot at tickets at www.houseofvanslondon.com starting at 10:00 AM Friday 4th November. All the lucky winners will be asked to make a £20 donation at the door to benefit The Railway Children, who assist children who live alone and at risk on the streets in the UK, India and East Africa. For more information, please visit railwaychildren.org.uk.
 
More details about Hardwired... To Self Destruct release weekend activities were announced by The Radio 1 Rock Show's Daniel P Carter last night, further information to be found over at the BBC website.
 
Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is Metallica's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum Death Magnetic. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, and is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.com in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions.
 
A third track from the album, 'Atlas, Rise!' was released on Halloween. Check out the making-of-the-album video for the song edited by Clark Eddy: https://youtu.be/JFAcOnhcpGA 
 
Visit www.metallica.com/tour for a complete list of upcoming Metallica tour dates.

 Bloodstock Open Air 2017 Announce First Headliner.

Bloodstock Open Air 2017.Sunday 6th November 2016
BLOODSTOCK is thrilled to announce a bumper batch of Ronnie James Dio main stage bands for 2017, including their Friday night headliner!

Prepare your drinking horns!! Swedish overlords, AMON AMARTH will be sailing their Viking longboat on to the Catton Park shore as Friday night's headline band!  Chief berzerker Johan Hegg declares, "What's up UK!  On August 11th 2017, we are invading BLOODSTOCK!  It's going to be a fucking awesome party, with immense bloodshed and you better be there!"  Get ready for battle and raise your horns with us via their latest video at https://youtu.be/Ndu33Uv7Aco.

Landing the special guest slot on Friday are power metal kingpins, BLIND GUARDIAN.  Their set will be a UK exclusive for 2017. BLOODSTOCK prides itself on being by the fans, for the fans, and are pleased to welcome one of the fans most requested acts to the lineup. If you're not familiar, you've three decades of music to investigate, but why not start with the more recent 'Twlight Of The Gods', at: https://youtu.be/Ep1B_aIFPDE.

>Bay Area thrash beasts, TESTAMENT are set for a Friday slot.  With their crushing brand new album, 'Brotherhood Of The Snake', released just a week ago by Nuclear Blast, check out the awesome video for new song 'The Pale King' at https://youtu.be/wkHT86Ei7DY.

Hardcore kings, HATEBREED make a welcome return to Catton Park on Saturday. Check out their video for 'Looking Down The Barrel of Today' from current album, 'The Concrete Confessional' here - https://youtu.be/eGOr91Wx4DM.  Expect firebrand frontman, Jamey Jasta to play ringmaster to some epic circle pit activity, so get your pit skills honed in preparation!

Also landing a spot on the Ronnie James Dio main stage over the weekend are Tennessee deathcore beasts, WHITECHAPEL, seminal death metallers, POSSESSED and flying the flag for English heavy metal, BLOODSTOCK favourites, HELL.

Early bird weekend camping tix are already on sale at a discounted £120 and due to exceptional demand, a limited number of VIP packages were put on sale last month on a first come, first served basis.  This allocation has now SOLD OUT!  

VIP sold out well in advance in 2016.  VIP upgrades (for those who've already bought an early bird ticket) and the remaining VIP allocation will be available from 16th December, but don't hang around if you want these, as they will sell out even earlier for 2017.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee).  Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.

 Cliff Richards Announces Massive UK Tour.

Cliff Richards.Thursday 3rd November 2016
To celebrate the release of his incredible new album "Just...Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll", the UK's most successful hit-maker, Cliff Richard, will be heading out on a summer tour of the UK's most beautiful castles and historic locations in 2017 for a series of fully seated outdoor concerts in fabulous intimate arenas, built especially for Cliff Richard and his fans. Tickets will go on general sale on Monday 14th November from www.livenation.co.uk

Cliff has returned to his roots to record an album of his favourite songs from the golden era of rock 'n' roll. These include Cliff's renditions of seminal tracks such as Roll Over Beethoven, Great Balls of Fire, Sweet Little Sixteen and his very own debut single, Move It. The album also features a duet with fellow idol Elvis Presley on Blue Suede Shoes. This has been a career long dream of Cliff's, which now becomes reality. The new release follows the huge success of his last studio album, 'The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook' in 2013, and the celebratory '75 at 75 – 75 Career Spanning Hits' in 2015.

Cliff released his debut single Move It in August 1958. It is credited with being the first British rock 'n' roll hit, bringing what had previously been an American genre across the Atlantic, for the first time. 'Just... Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll' will, astonishingly, be his 102nd album.

The 'Just Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Tour' will stop by the following UK venues through June and July 2017: 

SIR CLIFF RICHARD
JUST FABULOUS ROCK 'n' ROLL 
UK 2017 TOUR 
With support to be announced  

JUNE

Saturday 17th               Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire
Sunday 18th                 Stansted Park, Hampshire
Wednesday 21st           Walcot Hall, Shropshire
Thursday 22nd              Catton Hall, Derbyshire
Saturday 24th               Lincoln Castle, Lincolnshire
Sunday 25th                 Euston Hall, Suffolk
Wednesday 28th           Harewood House, Leeds
Thursday 29th              Open Air Theatre, Scarborough

JULY

Saturday 1st                 Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich London
Sunday 2nd                   Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich London


Tickets go on-sale at 10am on Monday 14th November (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Svart Crown Sign To Century Media Records.

Svart Crown.Sunday 6th November 2016
Century Media Records is very proud to announce the worldwide signing of the French death/black metal band SVART CROWN.

SVART CROWN’s previously released albums 'Ages Of Decay' (2008), 'Witnessing The Fall' (2010) and especially 'Profane' (2013) have gained the band a lot of attention as being one of the most interesting and most diverse extreme metal bands rising from the French scene. Impressive musicianship, intricate song-writing and excellent live shows solidified SVART CROWN’s reputation as trailblazers of a new breed of blackened death metal.

SVART CROWN singer and guitarist JB Le Bail comments:
“We are really proud to announce our signature with Century Media Records.
It's been a very logical next step for us to go with a worldwide structure. Century Media has a strong foundation and remains one of the top leaders in the extreme music industry. This is a big statement about the band's ambition and we can say now we have found the best partner to achieve our goal.

The future looks bright, and we are really impatient to unleash our most ambitious effort so far. Be aware!“

SVART CROWN’s yet untitled fourth album will see its worldwide release on March 3rd, 2017 via Century Media Records. Expect nothing less than a blasphemous and wicked piece of death/black metal art..

 Like A Storm To Support Alter Bridge.

Like A Storm.Sunday 6th November 2016
New Zealand hard rock/alternative metal act Like A Storm are returning for their fourth tour of Europe/UK. This time with heavy-weights Alter Bridge (with support from Volbeat and Gojira).

Says bassist Kent Brooks, “From the very first time we came over, we knew that this was a special part of the world to come and play. Rock and Metal are definitely not dead here! People wear their hearts on their sleeves. We’ve never had a bad show here, so we’re very stoked to be back.”
Like A Storm is coming back with a brand new single, “Pure Evil,” which will be accompanied by a video featuring the band playing in the abandoned Methodist Church in the U.S. “We actually filmed in a place considered to be one of America’s most dangerous cities. We had to hire armed police officers as security - that was a different experience, coming from New Zealand!” says Kent.

The song itself is a seven minute opus, combining metal drumming and riffage with choirs, electronic music, and of course Like A Storm’s trademark didgeridoo.
Check out the track here: https://youtu.be/nXKfC_-chEQ

“From all of our touring here we got turned onto a lot of heavier music coming out of Europe/Scandanavia like Dimmu Borgir & Gojira,”  says Kent. “We’ve always loved writing music that’s layered and epic, and wanted to keep pushing that.”

This new musical direction caught the attention of Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, who commented, “‘Pure Evil’ is totally killer! This song will be so badass live.” Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy also voiced his enthusiasm for the song's progressive influences, "Sounds awesome! Really cool arrangement!".

The band also drew on experience from their relentless global tour schedule. “After playing festivals to crowds like Download and Graspop, we started approaching music in terms of what we could envision seas of people rocking out to in unison,“ says Kent.

"They're hardcore," says Myles Kennedy, of Like A Storm's touring work ethic. "I see them show up onstage every night and give it 10,000%... They have definitely proved that they deserve every bit of success that they have coming to them."

Lyrically the song marks a turning point in Like A Storm’s writing, addressing the dark side of religious and political power. Says guitarist Matt Brooks, “The hypocrisy and exploitation that pervade the highest levels of church and government are just sickening. The people making the rules are breaking them more than anyone. “Pure Evil” is about calling these people out, making them face the truth about who they are and what they have done.”

Catch Like A Storm live on tour with Alter Bridge at one of the following dates:
23 Nov    Manchester - Manchester Arena
24 Nov    London - O2 Arena
26 Nov    Nottingham - Motorpoint Arena
27 Nov    Birmingham - Genting Arena
28 Nov    Cardiff - Motorpoint Arena

 The Dead Daises Relese New Song.

The Dead Daises.Sunday 6th November 2016
Riveting Hard Rockers The Dead Daisies have lined up the release of their captivating new single 'A Song And A Prayer', for today, November 4th on Spitfire Music / SPV, 8 days prior to kicking off their massive six-week joint-headline UK and European Tour with The Answer.

A short film, reflecting the poignant story behind the lyrics of 'A Song And A Prayer', the fourth single to be taken from The Dead Daisies' much acclaimed new album 'Make Some Noise', which crashed into the Top 40 National UK album chart in August, is unveiled today at: https://youtu.be/KDJu9I2zYkY

Says John Corabi: "This song turned out to have a special vibe to it, very accessible, which is really cool. But the lyrics are rather dark. In the end it's about hope, it talks about all the troubles we're all going through - and that you have to be hopeful, that you will come out of it. Always look on the positive side, that's the message." 

The Dead Daisies, who were recently special guests on KISS' entire 'Freedom To Rock' US tour, have just played their first ever USO headline tour for Servicemen and –women in South Korea. Today, November 4th, they commence performing with KISS on the Kiss Kruise in Cozumel, Mexico, until November 9th.

The Dead Daisies, a 'must-see' live act who sold out their solo UK tour dates in July [plus wowed the crowds at 3 UK rock festivals (Ramblin' Man, Rock & Blues and Steelhouse) in 2 days], then fly in to the UK to play the following shows:

November 12th                      ABERDEEN               Lemon Tree
November 13th                       GLASGOW                Classic Grand (Sold Out)
November 14th                      SHEFFIELD               Corporation
November 15th                       NEWCASTLE             Riverside
November 16th                      HOLMFIRTH              Picturedrome
November 18th                      DONCASTER             Diamond Lounge
November 19th                      BIRMINGHAM           Academy 2 (Sold Out)
November 20th                      BRIGHTON                Concorde 2
November 22nd                     NORWICH                  Waterfront
November 23rd                     LONDON                    Electric Ballroom

 Underoath Announce The 'Rebirth Tour'.

Underoath.Thursday 3rd November 2016
The reunited Underoath have today announced a UK leg for their highly-anticipated
'Rebirth Tour', their first UK shows since the Tampa sextet announced their reformation at the end of 2015 and their first UK dates since the return of founding member Aaron Gillespie (vocals, drums).

In August of last year it was announced that Underoath had reunited for the 2016 Self Help Festival in San Bernardino, CA, as well as a subsequent tour.  Dubbed the Rebirth Tour, the tour saw band playing their They're Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line albums in their entirety.

Speaking of the Rebirth Tour, vocalist Spencer Chamberlain says, "I'm so excited to come back to the U.K, playing Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line back-to-back every night. I never thought in a million years we'd get this band back together with the line-up from those records! We can't wait to hang out with everyone and play some rock shows!"
 
The UK dates for the 'Rebirth Tour' sees the band playing the following dates:

MAY 2017
01: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
02: DUBLIN Academy
03: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
04: GLASGOW o2 ABC
05: NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
06: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute
08: LEEDS Beckett University
09: LONDON o2 Forum
10: NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR UEA
11: BRISTOL o2 Academy

Exclusive pre-sale bundles, including limited edition 2xLP 180 gram vinyl of 'They're Only Chasing Safety'and'Define The Great Line', meet & greets and private soundcheck performances available from 10am on Wednesday 2nd November.

https://underoathrebirthpresale.com/


Tickets on general sale from 10am on Friday 4th November.

 Guttermouth Announce New Single And New EP.

Guttermouth.Thursday 3rd November 2016
Rude Records is proud to announce the release of “Mail Order Bride,” the new single from Southern California punk rock heroes GUTTERMOUTH. The track is taken from their upcoming EP “New Car Smell,” due out on November 25thvia Rude Records.

Singer Mark Adkins says, “This hymn of soon to be biblical proportion is not just some fabrication stemming from my frontal lobe. Life lessons and especially lessons of love- good or bad- come in many forms. For me the only constant is failure. Too many heartaches to count, thus pushing me to try a dating system and it's as easy as the click of a mouse, swipe of the card and poof!!! The girl or man of your dreams arrives at your home or place of business via UPS (Customs permitting.) Mail Order Bride is not a gender-biased song. Just change the lyrics from girl to boy and you too can have and hold your very own spouse by mail. Ladies and gentlemen give this song a listen and your lonely self a chance. Good luck!”

Check out "Mail Order Bride" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP-w_-atOm8

New Car Smell” will be released worldwide on November 25th via Rude Records, in collaboration with Bird Attack Records. The EP is the follow-up to “Got It Made”, the band's first EP of new music in 10 years, which was released in early July.  

Pre-orders of "New Car Smell" are available at the below links:
Physical: http://smarturl.it/NewCarSmellPhysical
Digital: http://smarturl.it/NewCarSmellDigital

 Smith Street Band Announce New Album For Next Year.

Smith Street Band.Thursday 3rd November 2016
After an exceptionally busy 2016 that has seen The Smith Street Band spend most of the year playing headline shows across the world, including North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and their native Australia, the four-piece return with a brand new single in 'Death To The Lads'.

Penned on the road whilst driving through America, 'Death To The Lads' has crept into the band's live set and become an instant fan favourite with its call-to-arms chorus, again displaying songwriter Wil Wagner's knack of serendipitously turning blight into beauty. "It's mainly about growing up and changing," he says of the songs themes, "admitting we make mistakes and trying to improve ourselves."

The song was recorded in September at Panoramic House studios in San Francisco with an all-star cast of producer Jeff Rosenstock, engineer Jack Shirley and mixer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., The Hold Steady).

Accompanying the single is a heartwarming music video, directed by Neal Walters and featuring The Smith Street Mums - the mothers of each of the four members of the band, as they spend a day in the life of their sons: waking up in their Footscray shared house, journeying through the Western Suburbs of Melbourne in a tour van and culminating in a sold-out show at The Reverence Hotel. "It was a great chance to thank and appreciate the people who have done more for us than anyone, our families. We basically wanted our mums to get to be rock stars for the day and get some credit for helping us get this far," says Wagner.
'Death To The Lads' is the first taste of the The Smith Street Band's fourth record, to be released in early 2017 via Specialist Subject Records in the UK. 

 Sons Of Texas To Support Soil.

Sons Of Texas.Thursday 3rd November 2016
Following the critically acclaimed release of their debut album "Baptized In the Rio Grande" in late 2015, Sons Of Texas have been added to the UK and European Soil tour across November 2016. The European dates take in Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, France before a full UK tour.
A stunning collection of hard rock songs with driving rhythms and the unique and powerful vocals of Mark Morales, the album was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, All That Remains, Gojira). The band are set to release a single from the album, "September", around the tour.
Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. The scene vibes "music for music's sake" with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n' roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all-stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar.
Full UK dates (as part of a European tour) as follows

Mon 07 Nov 2016                  Southampton, ENGLAND Engine Rooms / support to Soil
Tue 08 Nov                               Brighton, ENGLAND Concorde / support to Soil
Wed 09 Nov                             Bristol, ENGLAND The Fleece / support to Soil
Thu 10 Nov                               Reading, ENGLAND Sub 89 / support to Soil
Fri 11 Nov                                 Plymouth, ENGLAND The Hub / support to Soil
Sat 12 Nov                                Barnstaple, ENGLAND The Factory / support to Soil
Sun 13 Nov                               Cardiff, WALES The Globe / support to Soil 
Tue 15 Nov                               London, ENGLAND Islington Academy / support to Soil
Wed 16 Nov                             Norwich, ENGLAND Waterfront / support to Soil
Thu 17 Nov                               Manchester, ENGLAND Sound Control / support to Soil
Fri 18 Nov                                 Sheffield, ENGLAND Corporation / support to Soil
Sat 19 Nov                                Birmingham, ENGLAND O2 Institute 2 / support to Soil
Sun 20 Nov                               Newcastle, ENGLAND Riverside / support to Soil
Tue 22 Nov                               Glasgow, SCOTLAND Cathouse / support to Soil
Wed 23 Nov                             Hull, ENGLANDThe Welly / support to Soil
Thu 24 Nov                               York, ENGLAND Fibbers / support to Soil
Fri 25 Nov                                 Chester, ENGLAND The Live Rooms / support to Soil
Sat 26 Nov                                Milton Keynes, ENGLAND Crauford Arms / support to Soil

 Yellowcard Announce Final Ever UK Show.

Yellowcard.Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Currently in the midst of the US leg of their 'Final World Tour', Yellowcard have now announced two extra UK shows in Brighton and London to round off their highly anticipated UK Tour in December. The previously announced o2 Shepherds Bush Empire show on 15th December is now sold out with a newly announced date at Brooklyn Bowl on 22nd December now set to be the band's final show in this country. Fans can upgrade their ticket to bowl with Yellowcard themselves at this last show at http://ticketspin.com/yellowcard-uk. All UK & European dates listed below.

Yellowcard's self-titled final album was released via Hopeless Records in September. 'Yellowcard' was a very personal journey for the band that was self-produced by Ryan Key and guitarist Ryan Mendez with long-time ally and close friend Neal Avron close by as Executive Producer.

"The motivation behind this was to make sure these songs came from a place that was deeply rooted in us," they explain about taking the reins and crafting it from top to bottom. "We wanted to push ourselves to create a lasting finale for this incredible story on our own. It is also why we chose to self-title the album. We were lucky to still have our friend and mentor, Neal Avron, on board as Executive Producer. We've made one of the strongest records of our career and a fitting final creative piece."

"We will be forever grateful to Yellowcard fans all over the world for the opportunities you have given us. We have played shows for nearly two decades on six continents, and had the chance to keep recording the music we love year after year. While it is with sadness that we say goodbye, it is with gratitude and amazement that we look back on a career we can be proud of, and were so very lucky to have had."

UK & European Final World Tour Dates
Dec-07    Amsterdam          Netherlands          Melkweg Max
Dec-08    Cologne               Germany               Live Music Hall
Dec-09    Cologne               Germany               Palladium – UPGRADED
Dec-11    Bristol                   UK                         O2 Academy
Dec-12    Glasgow              UK                          O2 ABC
Dec-14    Manchester         UK                          O2 Ritz
Dec-15    London                 UK                         O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – SOLD OUT
Dec-17    Nottingham          UK                          Rock City
Dec-18    Birmingham          UK                         O2 Institute
Dec-20    Leeds                   UK                         University Union (playing Ocean Avenue in full – exclusive)
New dates added due to demand
Dec-21   Brighton               UK                           Concorde 2
Dec-22   London                 UK                           Brooklyn Bowl – FINAL UK SHOW

 Skith To Support Trivium In 2017.

Sikth.Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Having recently completed their first ever tour of North America with Periphery, Sikth have announced that they have been confirmed as direct support to Trivium on their early 2017 UK & European "Silence In The Snow" tour, starting in Dublin on 11th February through to 25th March 2017 in Belgium.

Vocalist Mikee Goodman comments: "Can you believe it but we've never actually toured Europe! It's so exciting for us to play in so many countries we have never even been to. When touring USA in the summer for the first time we met so many fans we never knew existed. We hope to do the same and make more in Europe.  There are such awesome venues to play on this tour. Talking of places we haven't played before - the Roundhouse in London is going to immense, and we're really buzzing about going back to Ireland too! Huge thanks to Trivium for taking us out, this tour is going to amazing. "

11/02/2017 - Ireland - Dublin  / Academy
12/02/2017- N. Ireland - Belfast / Limelight
14/02/2017 - UK - Birmingham / Institute
15/02/2017 - UK -  Manchester  / Academy
16/02/2017 - UK - Glasgow / Barrowlands
17/02/2017 - UK - London / Roundhouse
18/02/2017 - UK - Nottingham /Rock City 
20/02/2017 – LUX - Luxembourg / Den Atlier
21/02/2017 – Holland - Amsterdam / Melkweg
22/02/2017 – Germany - Berlin / Huxleys
24/02/2017 – Norway - Oslo / Rockefella
25/02/2017 – Sweden - Stockholm / Klubben
27/02/2017 – Finland -  Helsinki / The Circus
01/03/2017 – Sweden -  Gothenburg / Pustervik
02/03/2017 – Sweden -  Malmo / Kb
03/03/2017 – Denmark - Copenhagen / Vega Main Hall                 
04/03/2017 – Denmark - Arhus / Train
06/03/2017 – Germany - Hannover / Capitol 
07/03/2017 -  Germany  - Leipzig / Taubchenthal
08/03/2017 – Austria - Vienna / Arena
10/03/2017 – Switzerland - Pratteln / Z7
11/03/2017 - Germany  - Munich / Theaterfabrik
12/03/2017 – Germany - Stuttgart / Longhorn
13/03/2017 – Italy -  Milan / Magazzini Generali
15/03/2017 – Switzerland - Lausanne / Les Docks
16/03/2017 - France - Marseille / Espace Julien
17/03/2017 - Spain  - Barcelona  / Apollo 
18/03/2017 - Spain - Madrid / Sala But
19/03/2017 - Spain - Antiago De Compostela/ Capitol 
21/03/2017 - France  - Cognac / West Rock 
22/03/2017 - France  - Paris / Caberet -Sauvage
24/03/2017 – Germany - Koln / Live Music Hall
25/03/2017 – Belgium - Antwerp / Trix

Ticket info: https://www.facebook.com/sikthofficial 

VIP Packages are available for the UK shows – for more info: http://www.showstubs.co.uk/sikth

Since their reformation at the UK's Download Festival in 2014, the British progressive metal forefathers SikTh have been busy, having released a new mini-album 'Opacities', played countless headline shows and supported Slipknot in the UK, played festivals across the world as well as laying waste to venues across the US with their first tour stateside this summer.  Not a band to rest on the laurels SikTh are hard at work writing for their new full album, fans won't have too long to wait for more news on that.

 Bloodstock Announces Metal To The Masses 2017.

Metal To The Masses.Wednesday 2nd November 2016
BLOODSTOCK's annual, hugely popular, grass roots-supporting 'Metal 2 The Masses' scheme offers unsigned and DIY bands the chance of being part of the BLOODSTOCK festival experience.  Plans for 2017's are under way and BLOODSTOCK along with our favourite ale, Hobgoblin, are aiming once again to track down the best breaking metal bands across the UK!  

Below is the list of participating venues and regions so far (there's more to come in Europe) – so if you're in a self-signed or unsigned band and want to try out for a slot on the BLOODSTOCK bill, then get in touch with the promoter near you for details and get yourselves involved!!  One winner from each event will win a slot on the 'New Blood' stage, with some lucky runners up also considered.

Email your nearest promoter on the details below to get full details on the local events and throw your hat in the ring.  In August 2017, YOU could be stepping on stage at BLOODSTOCK 2017!

COVENTRY – THE ARCHES
BRIGHTON – GREEN DOOR STORE
SWINDON – THE VICTORIA
SHEFFIELD – MULBERRY UNDERGROUND
BELFAST – VOODOO
GLASGOW – IVORY BLACKS
DUBLIN – FIBBER MAGEES
INVERNESS – MAD HATTERS
CARLISLE – THE BRICKYARD
WOLVERHAMPTON – THE GIFFARD ARMS
LEICESTER – FIREBUG/DE MONTFORT HALL
KENT – THE RED LION - (#m2tmkent)
DEVON & CORNWALL – THE LIVE WIRE
CARDIFF – FUEL - (#m2tmcardiff)
NEWCASTLE – TRILLIANS
BURNLEY – SANCTUARY
MERSEYSIDE – EBGB'S
NOTTINGHAM – MAZE
MANCHESTER – REBELLION
HITCHIN – CLUB 85
LONDON – NAMBUCCA/THE SCALA
BRISTOL - THE EXCHANGE - (#m2tmbristol)
OXFORD – THE BULLINGDON
LINCOLNSHIRE – CAFÉ INDIEPENDENT -
SELBY – THE VENUE - (#m2tmselby)
BOURNEMOUTH – THE ANVIL - (#m2tmbournemouth)
NORTHAMPTON – THE PRINCE OF WALES
BIRMINGHAM – ROADHOUSE
Full details can be found at http://www.bloodstock.uk.com/events/boa-2017/venues
COMING SOON – European/Scandinavian M2TM details, the Hobgoblin Video Upload entry programme, the M2TM Prize Pool and loads more.

BLOODSTOCK will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 10th-13th August 2017.  Early bird weekend tickets with camping are available now, priced from £120 (+ booking fee) at http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2017/catton-park/1010726/.  Children's weekend tickets are also available, priced £35 (+ booking fee).  Camper van pitches have now SOLD OUT.
London, KOKO

 Mallory Knox Announce New Album And UK Tour.

Mallory Knox.Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Today, Mallory Knox announce the release of their third album 'Wired', released March 10th on RCA. Lead single 'Giving It Up', which was premiered as Annie Mac's Hottest Record last night, is available today - listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slZ1rgX2oKc. The band will also head out on a UK headline tour, including two underplay shows at London's Koko in April.

Defined by psychological conflict, 'Wired' documents a journey of self-discovery for Mallory Knox. "Sometimes the biggest part is the realisation that you are fucked up," vocalist Mikey Chapman says, "and you do need to sort yourself out if you're ever going to find a pathway to happiness, that leads you away from the vices that deafen you daily." The future of the band, though, seems impossibly bright.

Lead single and album opener 'Giving It Up' immediately establishes a more refined sound for the band, demanding the listener's attention with a stadium-sized chorus. Speaking about the track, bassist and songwriter Sam Douglas says, "Giving It Up is about the frustration of giving everything to something you're passionate about & truly believe in, only to have other people step in who don't share the same passion as you and hinder your progress. The song illustrates that when you keep all the frustrations and anger inside, it leads you to a breaking point of desperation where you feel like you might as well just "give it up".

In just five years, Mallory Knox have firmly established themselves as pillars of the British rock movement. The Cambridge five-piece released three BBC Radio 1 A-Listed singles on last album 'Asymmetry', sold out London's 3,700-capacity Roundhouse, played to huge crowds on the Reading & Leeds and Download main stages and reached #16 on the official UK album chart.

Breaking free of the restraints that bound them over the first two albums – inexperience, self-doubt, a restricting reverence to their heroes and a reputation as rock's latest nice guys - Mallory Knox are back - and they're laying bare their souls, kicking at their boundaries, savaging their sound and expanding their worldview. In the process, they are becoming the vital voice of the modern rock generation; damaged, informed, driven, torn between happiness and hedonism and utterly, utterly wired.

'Wired' will be released March 10th on RCA, including the following tracks:

1.      Giving It Up
2.       California
3.       Wired
4.       For You
5.       Midnight
6.       Citalopram (Better Off Without You)
7.       Falling in Love
8.       Lucky Me
9.       Saviour
10.   Come Back Around
11.   Mother Mallory Knox will play the following live dates in 2017. Presale tickets will be available on 2nd November here: http://smarturl.it/MXpresale

20 Mar          Bristol, O2 Academy
21 Mar          Cardiff, Tramshed
22 Mar          Norwich, UEA
24 Mar          Birmingham, O2 Institute 
25 Mar          Sheffield, Leadmill
26 Mar          Cambridge, Corn Exchange
28 Mar          Aberdeen, Garage
29 Mar          Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
31 Mar          Newcastle, University SU
1 April           Liverpool, O2 Academy
2 April           Portsmouth, Pyramids
4 April           Oxford, O2 Academy
5 April          London, KOKO
6 April         

 Wakrat To Release Debut Album.

Wakrat.TWednesday 2nd November 2016
Punk rock trio WAKRAT are on a mission to deliver this year's most unapologetic, uncensored and outspoken album of 2016!
Recorded at BlakCole Studio over the last year and produced by the band along with co-producer Erik Colvin, the self-titled, debut LP features new single "Sober Addiction" which is now streaming on RollingStone.com.  Listen to the track at http://rol.st/2buFq5e

'Wakrat' will be digitally released on November 11th to coincide with the date of the US General Election, with the album being made available physically (CD and vinyl with several limited edition packages) worldwide on November 11th on Earache Records.

Tim Commerford (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE) fronts the trio on vocals and bass, along with Laurent Grangeon (guitar and vocals) and band namesake Mathias Wakrat (drums) to formulate a solid mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock.  The 9-track collection hits its apex of bruising assault lyrics that battled cry of societal angst within songs like "Generation Fucked".  The song and #GenerationFucked helped to establish the Republic of Wakrat - as the band recently claimed Parliament Square in London as their own sovereign state, which took place last month in an audacious protest designed to expose the failings of the current political system.  Hundreds of supporters descended on what was formerly known as Parliament Square to join in the protest with WAKRAT.  On the flip side of the album being fueled by political dissent and questioning of authority, the project also captures some heartfelt personal issues at the forefront of tracks like current single "Sober Addiction", that is lyrically about missed opportunities.  The debut's raw delivery is surely set to shock the system of its listeners.

Pre-order 'Wakrat' now on ultra-limited, hand-stencilled and signed vinyl, signed CD and coloured vinyl, regular CD and vinyl, and t-shirt bundles at http://www.earache.com/wakrat
The album is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including an instant download of "Generation Fucked", at http://bit.ly/wakrat-itunes

'Wakrat' track listing:
1. Sober Addiction
2. The Number
3. Generation Fucked
4. Nail in the Snail
5. La Liberté ou la Mort
6. The Thing
7. Knucklehead
8. New Clear
9. Pigs in a Blanket

 Rush To Release 'Time Stand Still' Documentary Film.

Rush.Wednesday 2nd November 2016
On November 18, 2016, Zoë Vision, a division of the Concord Music Group, in partnership with ole, will release Rush | Time Stand Still, a feature-length documentary film that provides an intimate look into the legendary rock band's sold-out 40th anniversary tour – possibly their last -- and the unique relationship Rush has with their devoted fans.

With more than 40 million records sold worldwide (with 24 gold, 14 platinum, and three multi-platinum albums to their credit), and countless sold-out tours, Rush – comprising Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – remains one of the most popular, inventive and influential groups in rock history,

During Dave Grohl's rousing speech at the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, he noted,  "Rush built their following the right way. No hype, no bullshit, they did it from the ground up. Their legacy is incredible and their influence undeniable."

Writing in Rolling Stone a few years ago, critic Chris Norris summed up the renowned rock trio's artistic vitality by observing, "It's true that Rush doesn't mean today what it did in '76 or even '96. It may mean more," and that still holds true today, as evidenced by their fans' singular devotion to the band.

In 2015, Rush embarked on 35-city tour to commemorate their 40th anniversary. At the time, the R40 tour was rumored to be their last  – an end to Rush's life on the road together. Rush | Time Stand Still follows this farewell journey. Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the band and crew throughout the tour provide the raw and vivid emotional undertones of this feature-length film, directed by Dale Heslip, and produced by Allan Weinrib,  the team behind the band's live concert films, Rush: R40 Live (2015) and Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour (2013).

 At the film's core are Rush's ardent fans, and their undying dedication and loyalty are on full display as the R40 tour comes to its conclusion at the "Fabulous Forum" in Los Angeles. Their personal stories highlight the importance Rush holds in their lives, and the lasting impressions of their extensive catalog.  The members of Rush are quick to acknowledge the substantial role their fans have played in their success. Candid interviews with Lee, Lifeson and Peart bring Rush | Time Stand Still to an emotional conclusion for a band that built their career the old-fashioned way: one show at a time.

 From The Bogs Of Aughiska Announce UK Tour.

From The Bogs Of Aughiska.TWednesday 2nd November 2016
Dark Ambient Alchemists FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA have teamed up with fellow Irish black metal outfit MORTICHNIA for a UK tour this Autumn. The 4 date strong run is kicking off on the 9th November at London's Corsica Studio and finishes on 12th November in Sheffield. In addition, FTBOA will also be playing a headline show in Oxford on 13th Nov, support will come from Khost, Terra & Shrykull.

FTBOA's latest EP 'Fenian Ram' & Mortichnia's debut 'Heir To Scoria And Ash' are both out now on Apocalyptic Witchcraft. Order your copies here: https://apocalyptic-witchcraft.myshopify.com/

FTBOA & Mortichnia live:
09 NOV    London - Corsica Studios (with Aluk Todolo & Mortichnia)
10 NOV    Nottingham - The Chameleon Arts Cafe  (with Terra, Mortichnia & Shrykull)
11 NOV    Newcastle - Culture Lab (with Mortichnia & Church Burner)
12 NOV    Sheffield - The Audacious Art Experiment (with Mortichnia, Negative Midas Touch & Attic Salt)
13 NOV    Oxford - The Wheatsheaf (with Khost, Terra & Shrykull)

 Underoath Are Back For The 'Rebirth Tour'.

Underoath.Wednesday 2nd November 2016
The reunited Underoath have today announced a UK leg for their highly-anticipated
'Rebirth Tour', their first UK shows since the Tampa sextet announced their reformation at the end of 2015 and their first UK dates since the return of founding member Aaron Gillespie (vocals, drums).

In August of last year it was announced that Underoath had reunited for the 2016 Self Help Festival in San Bernardino, CA, as well as a subsequent tour.  Dubbed the Rebirth Tour, the tour saw band playing their They're Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line albums in their entirety.

Speaking of the Rebirth Tour, vocalist Spencer Chamberlain says, "I'm so excited to come back to the U.K, playing Chasing Safety and Define The Great Line back-to-back every night. I never thought in a million years we'd get this band back together with the line-up from those records! We can't wait to hang out with everyone and play some rock shows!"
 
The UK dates for the 'Rebirth Tour' sees the band playing the following dates:

MAY 2017
01: MANCHESTER o2 Ritz
02: DUBLIN Academy
03: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
04: GLASGOW o2 ABC
05: NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
06: BIRMINGHAM o2 Institute
08: LEEDS Beckett University
09: LONDON o2 Forum
10: NORWICH Nick Rayns LCR UEA
11: BRISTOL o2 Academy

Exclusive pre-sale bundles, including limited edition 2xLP 180 gram vinyl of 'They're Only Chasing Safety'and'Define The Great Line', meet & greets and private soundcheck performances available from 10am on Wednesday 2nd November.

https://underoathrebirthpresale.com/


Tickets on general sale from 10am on Friday 4th November.
The reunited Underoath line-up features Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, Spencer Chamberlain, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague.
Underoath released five studio albums during their decade plus career, including two gold records: They're Only Chasing Safety and Define The Great LineDefine The Great Line debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart and earned the outfit a Grammy nomination for their 'Writing On The Walls' video.

 Halfnoise Announce First Ever UK Show.

Halfnoiseh.Wednesday 2nd November 2016
HALFNOISE have announced their first ever UK show this January as part of The Line Of Best Fit's Five Day Forecast. Halfnoise will join the lineup at The Lexington on Friday 13th January as part of the final day of the shows. The lineup includes Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon and Bossy Love as well as being The Line Of Best Fit's 10 Year party.

Friday 13th January- The Lexington, London
For more information on the show please click here Tickets are available from here.

HALFNOISE is the creative outlet of Nashville musician Zac Farro, who spent most of his early music career touring as the drummer and original member of Paramore.  After stepping away, Zac turned his focus to songwriting, releasing his self-titled HALFNOISE in 2012 and temporarily moving to New Zealand to record 2014's VOLCANO CROWE, followed by a national tour with The Broods.  Working with Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding) on his 2015 single "INSIDE," Farro's confidence grew as a vocalist, producer, and songwriter – enabling him to self-produce his latest effort Sudden Feeling this past fall at Save Point Studios in LA with the help of close friends Phil Danyew and Scotty Cleary.

HALFNOISE released three singles – "Know The Feeling," which premiered on Stereogum, "In The Summer;" and "Sudden Feeling," all of which have paved the way for tremendous growth, with additions to Spotify's "Indie Electronics" and "Chill Tracks" playlists, which boast nearly 1 million followers combined.

The Line Of Best Fit's Five Day Forecast Info:
The Five Day Forecast takes place at The Lexington in London, a stone's throw from King's Cross, and runs across five consecutive nights from 9-13 January. Curated by the biggest independent music website in the UK, the event was a sell out in its first two years, which featured the likes of Pumarosa, INHEAVEN, Oscar, Diet Cig and HÆLOS.
The Five Day Forecast 2017 includes some of the most innovative and exciting talents around, including Dagny (pictured), IDER, Geowulf,Baywaves, Sweat, Zuzu, Nilüfer Yanya, ARDYN, Casi, Klangstof, Swimming Tapes and Harlea - with lots more amazing artists to be revealed over the coming weeks.

 Death Valley High To Release New Album.

Death Valley High.Tuesday 1st November 2016
NorCal industrial noiseniks, DEATH VALLEY HIGH are readying new album, 'CVLT [AS FVK]' for release this Friday 4th November via minusHEAD Records.  Today sees a new video for 'Ick Switch' premiere via their YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p10KU2yKv0Y).

Directed by Brian Cox of Flarelight Films, the video for 'Ick Switch' is "a 'prequel' of sorts to our first single, 'Warm Bodies,'" tells DVH's frontman Reyka Osburn.  That video (https://youtu.be/zpEUeOCCjAQ) is a NSFW romp that features a girl desperately fleeing zombies, while the clip for 'Ick Switch' combines live-action footage of DEATH VALLEY HIGH with grainy images of butchery and body parts. 

Since the release of 2013's 'Positive Euth' album, DEATH VALLEY HIGH have logged over two years on the road, touring alongside everybody from Mindless Self Indulgence and ††† (Crosses) to Filter and Orgy.  Right now they're on tour in the UK & Europe with KILLING JOKE.  

Reyka says, "It's an honour and thrill to be chosen as opener for a legendary act like Killing Joke.  I can't count the hours I've spent learning Geordie's syncopated guitar riffs.  You can bet my whereabouts after our sets are going to be front and centre, singing along to all of their hits." 

Remaining dates run as follows:

Wed 2nd Nov - YORK Fibbers 
Thu 3rd Nov - COLCHESTER Arts Centre
Fri 4th Nov - LONDON Brixton Academy
Sun 6th Nov - KARLSRUHE Substation
Tue 8th Nov - UTRECHT Tivolivredenburg
Wed 9th Nov - PARIS Elysee Montmartre
Fri 11th Nov - ZURICH Dynamo
Sat 12th Nov - GENEVA L'Usine
Sun 13th Nov - MILAN Live Club
Tue 15th Nov - ROME Orion
Wed 16th Nov - BOLOGNA Zona Roveri
Thu 17th Nov - VIENNA Szene
Sat 19th Nov - MUNICH Theaterfabrik
Sun 20th Nov - PRAGUE Palac Akropolis
Mon 21st Nov - KRAKOW Kwadrat
Wed 23rd Nov - HAMBURG Fabrik
Thu 24th Nov - COPENHAGEN Pumpehuset
Sat 26th Nov - STOCKHOLM Debaser Medis
Mon 28th Nov - HELSINKI Tavastia
Wed 30th Nov - OSLO Rockefeller
Thu 1st Dec - MALMO KB
Sat 3rd Dec - KOLN Kanteen
Sun 4th Dec - BERLIN SO 36
Mon 5th Dec - HASSELT Muziekodroom

Tickets for all shows are available from http://minushead.com/tours/.

Earlier this month, Metal Hammer magazine premiered new DVH song, 'Groei Donker (Grow Dark)' - http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-10-14/death-valley-high-stream-new-song-groei-donker-grow-dark and last week, Kerrang! debuted 'Psalm Bitch' - http://www.kerrang.com/45924/death-valley-high-unveil-new-song/

Produced by Ulrich Wild (Deftones, White Zombie, Dethklok) 'CVLT [AS FVK]' is available for pre-order on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/GB/album/cvlt-as-fvk/id1153143188, with 'Ick Switch', 'Warm Bodies', 'Groei Donker (Grow Dark)' and 'Psalm Bitch' available to download right away!   Physical versions can be snapped up from http://www.emp.co.uk/search/DEATHVALLEYHIGH/.

 Extreme Release Live Album.

Extreme.Tuesday 1st November 2016
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of Extreme's classic multi-Platinum, Grammy® nominated PORNOGRAFFITTI, the definitive album of the band's career. To mark the anniversary, PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN will be released on November 4th by the award-winning production company Rock Fuel Media in association with Loud & Proud Records as part of their four-part "Metal Meltdown" DVD series. The concert film captures the Boston band performing the album PORNOGRAFFITTI in its entirety.

Directed by Brian Lockwood (Bon Jovi, Metallica, Motley Crue), the PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN package includes a Blu-ray, DVD, and audio CD of the complete concert that was filmed on May 30, 2015 at The Joint at the world famous Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. It also features Rockshow, a bonus documentary that takes fans through Extreme's story, with exclusive interviews, '80s archive footage, and an exclusive photo gallery. Mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, it's set for release on November 4th. A trailer can be seen here.
In addition, PRONOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN, will be released as RSD exclusive on vinyl on Black Friday - 25th November 2016.
"It was a great thrill to perform PORNOGRAFFITTI in its entirety," says singer Gary Cherone. "Some of these songs were never played live before so we had to go back and relearn them for the tour.  The album was a watershed moment in the bands career...it's when we came in to our own and it will always be special."  

As guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt continues, "The band always prided itself on its live performance. Over the years, some of these songs have evolved where the band actually plays them better now than when we had recorded them. Hope you enjoy it. "

Extreme achieved their greatest success with their 1990 album PORNOGRAFFITTI, which peaked at #10 on the Billboard's "Top 200 Albums" chart, and was certified multi-Platinum. Musically, PORNOGRAFFITTI is dominated by blistering guitar riffs, often with funky, syncopated timing, and incendiary, high-speed rock/metal solos. The record provided Bettencourt with widespread admiration from rock guitar enthusiasts and continual exposure in leading guitar playing publications. But it was the acoustic ballad single, "More Than Words," that reached #1 on Billboard's "Hot 100" chart and was nominated for a Grammy® Award for "Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal." The subsequent single, "Hole Hearted," another acoustic track, was also successful, rising to #4 on the same chart. "Decadence Dance" and "Get the Funk Out" were also released as singles both landing on Billboard's Rock chart and becoming fan favorites.

To date, the Grammy-nominated EXTREME have released five albums, plus a greatest hits set—selling over 10 million records worldwide.  The band's trademark sound is a mix of hard rock funk in the spirit and style of their predecessors Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen and Van Halen—fueled by BETTENCOURT's signature guitar flights and CHERONE's resonant vocals—and matched with a social consciousness in their lyrics. 

Award-winning producer Barry Summers of Rock Fuel Media commented, "It was a real privilege to produce PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN in celebration of PORNOGRAFFITI, to have the opportunity to work first-hand with such high caliber musicians and audio purists. Over 25 years after this iconic album was released, we captured the band at their very best. Watching Nuno Bettencourt's off-the-charts guitar solos is simply mind-blowing, as confirmed by Queen's Brian May and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, whom we filmed paying homage to the Guitar God himself in the RockShow documentary. One of the highlights of the documentary is a moment where Gary and Nuno are sitting on the doorstep of Gary's childhood home, and they perform a spontaneous version of 'More Than Words.'"

Here's the complete song listing of PORNOGRAFFITTI LIVE 25 / METAL MELTDOWN:

1.    Decadence Dance 
2.    Li'l Jack Horny 
3.    When I'm President 
4.    Get the Funk Out 
5.    More Than Words
6.    Money (In God We Trust)
7.    It ('s a Monster)
8.    Pornograffitti 
9.    When I First Kissed You
10.  Suzi (Wants Her All Day What?) 
11.  Flight of the Wounded Bumble Bee 
12.  He-Man Woman Hater 
13.  Song For Love 
14.  Hole Hearted 
15.  Play With Me*
16.  Cupid's Dead*

* Songs do not appear on the audio CD.

 Deacon Blue Embark On Massive UK Tour.

Deacon Blue.Tuesday 1st November 2016
Deacon Blue further their huge creative and commercial renaissance with the success of their brand new studio album, 'Believers' which sees the band achieve their highest chart position in 22 years. The album entered the UK chart at No 13.

Ricky Ross said of the album news "What a great achievement, thank you so much to everyone at earMusic, our brilliant promo team and of course everyone who bought the record. We really are over the moon."

Max Vaccaro GM of earMusic : "We are very happy that our first album together with Deacon Blue has been such a success in the UK."

Jonathan Green earMusic UK added "It's been a fantastic experience to have Deacon Blue, an iconic band, returning with one of their best albums to date, and to have it achieving this success."

Believers continues a songwriting trajectory that started with The Hipsters in 2012 and continued with 'A New House' in 2014. Songwriting that is both rich, idiosyncratic sharply honed and inevitably coloured by a sense of urgency to make sense of recent events, both personal and global.

'The Believers' is the band's 8th studio album and consists of 12 tracks, written or co-written by Ricky Ross.  The record was produced and mixed by producer and friend Paul Savage (Mogwai, Arab Strap, The Twilight Sad, Wu Lyf) who previously worked with the band on 'The Hipsters'.  Two tracks were mixed by Grammy award winning Michael Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayor)

The band embark on a UK tour this November and December, full tour dates below.
 
Tue, Nov 8th - Olympia, Dublin, 
Wed, Nov 9th  - Waterfront, Belfast,
Fri, Nov 11th - Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Sat, Nov 12th - Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield,
Mon, Nov 14th - Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 
Tue, Nov 15th - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 
Wed, Nov 16th - Royal Festival Hall London, 
Fri, Nov 18th - Colston Hall Bristol,
Sat, Nov 19th -Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, 
Sun, Nov 20th - The Brighton Centre Brighton,
Tue, Nov 22nd - St. David's Hall Cardiff, 
Wed, Nov 23rd - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 
Fri, Nov 25th - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 
Sat, Nov 26th- Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool, 
Sun, Nov 27th - Hall, Dundee, Dundee, 
Tue, Nov 29th - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 
Wed, Nov 30th - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 
Thu, Dec 1st - Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 
Sat, Dec 3rd - Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, 
Sun, Dec 4th - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow 

 Sepultura Announce New Album.

Sepultura.Tuesday 1st November 2016
Brazilian heavy metal icons, SEPULTURA, released a special EP titled ‘Sepultura Under My Skin’ last year. Its cover was created around images of different tattoos that the band's fans sent in. To show their fan base more about the emergence of this release, the fifth part of ‘Sepultura Under My Skin - The Mediator UK Tour 2015’, edited and directed by D.O. Blackley (Her Name Is Murder Productions), has been launched today. Watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JfBR1AGlII

Check out the other parts here:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxrNCtr-7oE
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmMQfw6BegM
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiFqshnDYJ4
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pFPkUKpw6Y

Last week, Brazilian heavy metal icons SEPULTURA revealed the title of their upcoming studio album, ‘Machine Messiah’. Inspired by the robotisation of our society, the album will be released on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album was produced by the band and Jens Borgen (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia, Amon Amarth) of Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.

The stunning cover artwork of ‘Machine Messiah’ was created by Filipino artist Camille Della Rosa.

Andreas Kisser states:
"I found the work of Camille Della Rosa during some research I was doing to look for alternative artists to work on the cover of our new album. I had the concept in my mind and the name of the album, ‘Machine Messiah’, but that didn’t matter much since I was looking for different styles and ideas, different artists. When I saw her paintings I was really impressed by her style, full of colours and meaning, very unique and alive! She comes from the Philippines, a place where we performed some years ago and we could feel the intensity of their culture, very powerful! She has that power in her paintings and drawings!

The main inspiration around ‘Machine Messiah’ is the robotisation of our society nowadays. The concept of a God Machine who created humanity and now it seems that this cycle is closing itself, returning to the starting point. We came from machines and we are going back to where we came from. The messiah, when he returns, will be a robot, or a humanoid, our bio-mechanical saviour.

The painting ‘Deus Ex-Machina’ is a masterpiece! I was really shocked to see how her concept of the painting was a perfect fit to our concept! The cover was done 6 years ago for our new album and she didn’t know it! Neither did I but I’m glad we crossed each other’s paths. Camille’s work is intense and in your face. We are lucky to have such a great artist working with us; she’s kind and very talented. She brings something new and exciting to a career of 32 years during which amazing artists have created memorable and iconic album covers. 
 I’m very happy with everything about ‘Machine Messiah’, it is a Sepultura album but with a new direction and intensity, a new musical challenge, a step forward! I can’t wait to show the world our music for the new Messiah coming."  
The tracklisting of the new album ‘Machine Messiah’:
1. Machine Messiah
2. I Am The Enemy
3. Phantom Self
4. Alethea
5. Iceberg Dances
6. Sworn Oath
7. Resistant Parasites
8. Silent Violence
9. Vandals Nest
10. Cyber God

SEPULTURA will be touring the UK/Ireland in February/March 2017 alongside label mates Kreator and Soilwork, also with Aborted as part of a larger European tour.
UK tour dates below:
28th February – Manchester, Academy
1st March – Dublin, Vicar Street
2nd March – London O2 Forum

 Motionless In White Announce New Album And Competition.

Motionless In White.Monday 31st October 2016
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE have announced a contest with Creative Allies to fan source the cover art for the band's upcoming first album for Roadrunner Records.  The competition is open to fans and artists worldwide. 

The band also reveal that the title of their new record - out early 2017 - will be 'Graveyard Shift'.  They want fans to capture the spirit of the title by creating their interpretation in their own original artwork.  There will be a prize of $2000 USD for the winning overall entry. Entries will be submitted to a private site and reviewed personally by the band.

The winning design will be featured as the official album artwork on their upcoming album. The chosen winner will receive their $ prize and one round-trip ticket to attend a private listening of the album with the band!  MOTIONLESS IN WHITE will also be showcasing 24+ designs to promote their upcoming album throughout the duration of the contest.  Featured designs for promotional use will be awarded $150 USD per design.  All entries receive full credit for their work. 

>Watch frontman Chris Motionless explain the contest and concept in a video clip and learn about the inspiration and genesis of the album title - http://motionlessinwhite.net/helpcreatethecover/

Additional competition and entry submission details can be found here - https://creativeallies.com/contests/1120-design-the-official-album-art-for-motionless-in-white.

 Airbourne To Embark On UK Tour.

Airbourne.Monday 31st October 2016
Airbourne's high-octane ‘Breakin' Outta Hell’, which is the title track from their new album, featured as the official theme song for the recent WWE's ‘Hell In a Cell’ event on the WWE Network.

WWE SVP and GM, WWE Music Group Neil Lawi says, "Music is a critical and emotional component of WWE, and I am proud to expand our relationship with Airbourne. They continue to deliver rock anthems that suit our brand, as we deliver our content on multiple platforms for our fans."

The Aussie rockers just enjoyed the best chart positions of their career with their fourth album, ‘Breaking Outta Hell’, which also serves as their Spinefarm Records debut.

Meanwhile, Airbourne are soon to embark on their UK headline run of dates, following on  from their current European stint with Volbeat.

‘BREAKIN’ OUTTA HELL’ HEADLINE DATES  IN THE UK:-
Thu November 17 2016 – PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids
Fri November 18 2016 – NORWICH, Nick Rayns LCR
Sat November 19 2016 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Mon November 21 2016 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute
Tue November 22 2016 – LEEDS, O2 Academy
Wed November 23 2016 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, O2 Academy
Thu November 24 2016 – GLASGOW, Barrowlands
Sat November 26 2016 – MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Sun November 27 2016 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom
Mon November 28 2016 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom

 Code Orange Announce New Album 'Forever'.

Code Orange.Monday 31st October 2016
Code Orange have announced details of their new LP 'Forever', to be released by Roadrunner Records on January 13, 2017. The follow up album to 2014's breakthrough 'I Am King', 'Forever' is heralded by the LP's title track and accompanying official music video which are streaming today on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/dZ9JVxQVQy4. Code Orange drummer/co-vocalist Jami Morgan discussed the band's new LP exclusively with Rolling Stone stating, "Our band is not about fun... when you feel settled in, I want it to just f*ck you again." Read more at: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-code-oranges-harrowing-new-forever-video-w447508.

Pre-orders for 'Forever'start today at all DSP's (Flyt.it/forever) with exclusive bundles - consisting of limited edition red vinyl in special gatefold packaging and an exclusive long sleeve t-shirt design - available atwww.CodeOrangeTOTH.com (launching shortly) and http://smarturl.it/CodeOrangeStore.  All orders will receive an instant grat download of lead, title track 'Forever', which is also available to stream on Spotify (Flyt.it/forever-sp).

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, 'Forever'is a jarring and experimental body of work, pushing the envelope with songs like 'Bleeding In The Blur, 'Kill The Creator', and 'Spy'.

Comprised of Jami Morgan (Drums/Vocals), Eric Balderose (Guitar/Vocals), Reba Meyers (Guitar/Vocals), and Joe Goldman (Bass), Code Orange have gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and aggressive power.  Kerrang! hailed them, "The most exciting rock band in the world right now," and Rock Sound declared, "This band are truly special... they stand apart in every way." Code Orange first turned heads under the moniker Code Orange Kids with a series of cassette tapes and 7-inch singles. In September 2014 with Code Orange now approaching their 20's, the band officially dropped "Kids" from their name to release their landmark album, 'I Am King', which Pitchfork asserted as "...the most forward-thinking post-hardcore record of 2014" and Kerrang! described as "..an exciting glimpse of what rock could sound like if more bands started looking forward rather than backwards."  

Code Orange fearlessly disregard the confines of genre limitations, their elevated and expansive mixture of hardcore/punk placing them at the forefront of a new generation of artists.

Track Listing for 'Forever'
01. Forever
02. Kill The Creator
03. Real
04. Bleeding In The Blur
05. The Mud
06. The New Reality
07. Spy
08. Ugly
09. No One Is Untouchable
10. Hurt Goes On
11. dream2

 Petrol Girls Release New Single 'Restless'.

Petrol Girls.Monday 31st October 2016
'Restless' is the latest single to be lifted from feminist post hardcore group Petrol Girls' forthcoming debut album 'Talk of Violence' which will be released via Bomber Music on 18th November, 2016. It's characteristically visceral and the accompanying video embodies the theme of the song. As vocalist Ren Aldridge explains "It's about the female orgasm from the perspective of a werewolf that likes to burn down government buildings. It's a demand for pleasure in sex and a statement that the liberation of women is central to overthrowing the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy. For me, it's all about my experiences during the anti-austerity movement in London around 2010/11, which was a key part of my political development, especially in terms of thinking about how violence is defined."

Caustic and pertinent, Petrol Girls' live show has to be seen in the flesh to really be experienced. They have most recently been on the road in mainland Europe as support to the legendary Dead Kennedys and the UK will get its chance to experience Petrol Girls' live show before the end of the year as they've announced a special show at Birthdays in London on 14th December.

Petrol Girls combine manic jagged rhythms with vocals that range from furious screaming to intricate melodies and harmonies. Influenced by Refused, White Lung, Bikini Kill, Fugazi, RVIVR, Propagandhi, At The Drive-In and War On Women, Petrol Girls have sculpted a sound and a performance that is not only explosive, but highly detailed and raucous. They identify as a feminist band and draw on personal experiences to challenge and ridicule sexism, as well as exploring wider political themes, such as alienation, mental health and the current anti-austerity movement. Sometimes desperate and sometimes defiant.

LIVE DATES:
NOVEMBER
Wed, 2 Germany, Munich, Backstage Club
Thu, 3 Germany, Nuremberg, Desi
Fri, 4 Germany, Freiburg, White Rabbit
DECEMBER
Wed, 14 UK, London, Birthdays.

 Inglorious Announce UK Tour.

Inglourious.Monday 31st October 2016
2016 has been a stunning year for UK five-piece Inglorious. Their eponymous debut album was released through Frontiers Music in February. The album received widespread critical acclaim at press, multiple A lists at radio and a lauded performance on Vintage TV. The band are managed by QEDG (Yes, Asia) and booked by Steve Strange at X-Ray (live agent for Coldplay, Eminem and QOTSA).

The band toured across the world, with numerous high profile shows across the UK and Europe – including a show stopping performances at Download Festival 2016 and Ramblin' Man Fair 2016, supports to Winery Dogs and The Dead Daisies, and culminating in support to Steel Panther's European Arena tour in October 2016.

September 2016 saw the band base themselves in Liverpool and work on the follow up studio album with legendary producer Kevin Shirley - http://www.cavemanproductions.com/biography.html
Set for release in 2017 the album is set to further push the rise of this remarkable band.

Inglorious have a run of UK dates in November and December 2016. Dates as follows

November 2016
Fri 25th – UK, London, Islington Academy / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Sat 26th – UK, Troon, Winterstorm Festival
Sun 27th – UK, Bristol, Bierkeller / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Mon 28th – UK, Nottingham, Rescue Rooms / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Wed 30th – UK, Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall / co-headline tour with Last In Line
December 2016
Thurs 1st – UK, Newcastle, Academy 2 / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Fri 2nd – UK, Sheffield, Corporation / co-headline tour with Last In Line
Sun 4th – UK, Porthcawl, Trecco Bay Holiday Park / Planet RockStock Festival

The band are set to tour across 2017 and have the following dates already confirmed
 2nd to 7th Feb 2017 - USA, Tampa Bay, Monster Of Rock Cruise
17th June 2017 – SPAIN, Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival 2017

Formed in February 2014, the band is fronted by Nathan James, who made a name for himself having sung for the multi-platinum selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Scorpions guitar legend Uli Jon Roth.  Nathan was looking for like-minded musicians that desired to make incredible rock music in a very honest fashion. For the debut album, Nathan thought to himself, "Why are those classic albums so awesome?" He realised it was because "the musicians were recording in an organic way; they could track it live and capture amazing energy."

The band is lineup completed by rhythm guitarist Wil Taylor, lead guitarist Andreas Eriksson, bassist Colin Parkinson, and drummer Phil Beaver. Wil, from the Northeast of England, is the youngest member of the band whose heroes include Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge), Joe Satriani and Steve Lukather (Toto).

The same albums that have inspired generations of musicians and performers are noticeably evident when you listen to the Inglorious debut album.  This is the music they were born to play together - inspired by bands in the classic rock genre as diverse as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, to name a few.

"Inglorious" is available now on Frontiers Music

 War Sign To Spinefarm Records.

War.Monday 31st October 2016
Spinefarm Records, the hard rockin’ heart of the Universal Music Group, is excited to announce the worldwide signing of UK five-piece, wars.

This young group, from the northern town of Rugby, released independent EP ‘And So The Sea Will Claim Us All’ back in 2015; a potent exercise in furious metallic hardcore featuring the video track ‘Weathered Eyes’, this initial outing saw the musicians grabbing the attention of fans and media alike (including the Radio One Rock Show), supported by live shows with artists such as Bury Tomorrow, Hacktivist, Creeper and, more recently, SHVPES.

For their debut album, the band – Rob Vicars, vocals; Sam Barnard, guitar & vocals; Lee Tysall, drums; Matt Burns, guitar; Rich Bennett, bass – opted to engage the skills of noted UK producer / musician Matt O’ Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco, etc.), with Alan Douches, chief engineer at West West Side Music on the US East Coast, handling the mastering.

The result is 'We Are Islands, After All’, a 10-strong body of work housed in the striking artwork of Romanian graphic artist Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13media, who has previously provided visuals for acts such as At The Gates, Darkthrone and Mayhem; the album successfully mixes alt rock and melodic hardcore, matching power and passion to rising choruses, with vocalist Colin Doran, of Hundred Reasons repute, guesting on lead single 'That By Discord Things Increase’, this will be wars first release since joining forces with Spinefarm, with the album following on January 27th 2017 now available to pre-order from the wars online store here.

Signing to Spinefarm is a huge step for us,” reflects Sam Barnard. “Being on the same label as some of our idols is truly insane! We are super excited about what the future holds, working with a passionate team of music fans that really believe in us and our music.”

“We’re also delighted to have 'That By Discord Things Increase' leading the charge,” continues Rob Vicars, “as it’s a really significant starting point for everything we've been working on this last year. It was an honour to have Colin Doran, a collective hero of ours, involved, and generally the song ties together a lot of the concepts and themes that snake through the album. It's a defining track for us, and we're impossibly excited to finally have people hear it”.

2017 will be a busy year for wars, with more singles and videos being released and a full touring schedule being pursued.

 Lower Than Atlantis Announce New Album 'Safe In Sound'.

War.Sunday 30th October 2016
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS are proud to announce their fith album, 'Safe In Sound' to be released on 3rd February 2017 via Easy Life Records / Red Essential.

PRE-ORDER ALBUM – BAND STORE / iTUNES

New track 'Dumb' was played exclusively on the BBC Radio 1's Rock Show as Dan P Carter's Rockest Record & fans are now able to view a special 360° video shot at YouTube's studios in central London.

CLICK HERE

'Dumb' and previous track 'Work For It' are taken from the forthcoming album & follows on from the bands most successful album to date 'Lower Than Atlantis' released in 2014 which saw them achieve multiple BBC Radio 1 playlists, sell out tours globally and position the band at the forefront of UK rock music.

"Everything we achieved with the self titled completely surpassed our expectations and now it's time to make an album that can really take us to the next level." says frontman Mike Duce.
" We're headlining the biggest shows we've ever played so we've written what we think is a record big enough to be played in those venues. We've spent a lot more time refining our sound as well as trying some new techniques, Ben has engineered a lot of the record and Eddy has designed the aesthetic so this project is definitely very close to our hearts. We just wanted 'Safe In Sound' to be a true representation of where this band is nearly ten years on! This album tackles concepts such as depression, rejection, being in love and monetary worries to name a few so there's definitely something in there that most people can relate to. We're certain that this album is the best work from this band and can't wait for everyone to hear it! The album title is born from the idea of being "safe and sound" but being safe within music."

SAFE IN SOUND track listing:
Had Enough
Dumb
Long Time Coming
Boomerang
Work For It
Could Be Worse
I Would
Money
I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore
A Night To Forget

The band are about to head out Europe with You Me At Six and then will return for a headline UK tour in March 2017. This will be their biggest tour to date and sees them play London's iconic Brixton Academy.

01 NOVEMBER  Luxor, Cologne, Germany (w/ You Me At Six)
03 NOVEMBER 013, Tilburg, Netherlands (w/ You Me At Six)
04 NOVEMBER  De Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands (w/ You Me At Six)
05 NOVEMBER  Trix Hall, Antwerp, Belgium (w/ You Me At Six)
07 NOVEMBER  Backstage O'Sullivans, Paris, France (w/ You Me At Six)
08 NOVEMBER  Tunnel Club, Milan, Italy (w/ You Me At Six)

Headline dates are below:
THURSDAY 09 MARCH Norwich UEA
FRIDAY 10 MARCH O2 Academy Birmingham
SATURDAY 11 MARCH Manchester Academy
MONDAY 13 MARCH O2 Academy Leeds
TUESDAY 14 MARCH O2 Academy Newcastle
WEDNESDAY 15 MARCH ABC Glasgow
FRIDAY 17 MARCH O2 Academy Brixton, London
SATURDAY 18 MARCH The Great Hall, Cardiff

 Disturbed Release 360 Video.

Disturbed.Sunday 30th October 2016
Disturbed has released a virtual reality experience for their Certified Platinum single "The Sound of Silence" via Littlstar, the premiere global network dedicated to immersive virtual reality and 360 video.  The video was produced by Dekker Dreyer of Clever Fox, and was directed by Matt Mahurin, who also created the visually stunning official video for "The Sound of Silence" which has accumulated more than 125M Youtube views.

Set in a dystopian world, the VR experience expands on the universe first introduced in the official video. Director Matt Mahurin explains "It was a thrill and a challenge (and maybe a bit ironic) to use the innovative and immersive world of VR to explore the disconnect of direct human connection that results from the addictive world of social media."

Fans can experience "The Sound of Silence" through Littlstar's apps for the web, iOS, Android, VR headsets including the Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Sony's Bravia TV, Apple TV and the new PSVR.

"The Sound of Silence" Virtual Reality Experience:
http://smarturl.it/sos.v

Get the Littlstar App:
http://smarturl.it/littlstar

INSTRUCTIONS:
If you have a VR headset (Oculus, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear, or HTC Vive) – please download the Littlstar app from the relevant app stores on each device. "The Sound of Silence" experience will be front and center once you launch the app.  

Don't have a headset? No problem! You can view the experience in 360 on your phone by downloading the Littlstar app for free here: http://smarturl.it/littlstar

Or by going to http://smarturl.it/sos.vr. Click the HD button in the bottom right hand corner of the player for optimal viewing.

To explore the full 360 degrees, move the video view by moving your phone or by using your touchscreen. If you're on a desktop, click and drag your cursor.

Grammy-nominated, multi platinum hard rock titans Disturbed latest studio album Immortalized – their fifth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 – is Certified Gold and has spawned three #1 singles since its release in August 2015. Their haunting rendition of the Simon and Garfunkel classic "The Sound of Silence" is Certified Platinum and spent seven straight weeks at #1 on Rock Radio and became a viral sensation after the release of their powerful music video and their breathtaking performance of the song on Conan, which has more than 30 million views. 

The band will release a new live album Live at Red Rocks, on November 18 via Warner Bros. Records. The album features songs spanning Disturbed's 20-year-career, including Mainstream Rock chart hits "Down With The Sickness," "Stricken," "Inside the Fire," "Indestructible," "The Vengeful One," "The Light," and their now Platinum-certified version of Simon & Garfunkel's classic hit "The Sound of Silence." Live at Red Rocks is available for pre-order as of today via all DSPs, and those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the album track "The Light."

Pre-order Live at Red Rocks here:
http://smarturl.it/liveatredrocks

Live at Red Rocks captures Disturbed's August 15, 2016 show at the fabled Colorado amphitheater where the band stopped during their tour in support of current album Immortalized which has sold over 85,000 copies in the U.K.
Watch Disturbed perform "The Sound of Silence" on CONAN:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7RVw3I8eg  

Disturbed return to the UK in January 2017 when they will hit the following venues with Avenged Sevenfold:

7th Dublin, 3Arena
10th Glasgow,  SSE Hydro
12th Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
13th Birmingham, Genting Arena
15th  Sheffield, Sheffield Arena
16th  Manchester, Arena
18th  Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
19th  Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
21st  London, O2 Arena - SOLD OUT
22nd  London,  O2 Arena

About Littlstar
Littlstar is a premier global network dedicated to immersive virtual reality and 360° video. Via Littlstar's global network, consumers can discover a range of 360° video and virtual reality content, all of which is accessible on virtual reality headsets, mobile VR, native iOS, and Android, Apple TV®, and the web. Littlstar's proprietary technology allows content creators to distribute content easily. Brands such as Disney, ABC Television Group, NBC, Showtime, A+E Networks, Mountain Dew, Oakley, EPIX, RYOT, and National Geographic have all relied on Littlstar's technology to distribute their immersive content. For more information, please visit: http://littlstar.com

 You Me At Six Announce 2017 UK Tour.

You Me At Six.Sunday 30th October 2016
You Me At Six have just announced UK tour dates for April 2017, which kick off at Newcastle, O2 Academy on April 3rd. Tickets available here http://www.youmeatsix.co.uk/

The announcement comes following the band's conclusion of several underplay shows throughout October, which saw them top Music Week's UK Ticket Charts comprising the hottest tickets in the UK. This was bolstered by the final date at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (October 24th) selling out in just three minutes.  The band have also just scored their 14th Radio 1 A list single, with the addition of Night People to the playlist.

Having gained a reputation as being one of the best live bands in the UK, with sold-out tours that have seen them headline both Wembley Arena and the O2, these 2017 dates will follow the release of what will be their 5th studio album, the highly anticipated Night People, which is due for release January 13th 2017 through Infectious Music: https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR.  The album will help to cement their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK. It was recorded in Nashville at Black Bird Studios with Grammy award-winning producer Jacquire King (Kings Of Leon, James Bay) and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers). 

UK TOUR - April
 
3rd  – Newcastle, O2 Academy
5th  – Plymouth, Pavilions
6th  – Blackburn, King George's Hall
7th  – Doncaster, The Dome
10th  – Birmingham, O2 Academy
11th  – Bournemouth, Solent Hall
13th  – Glasgow, SECC
14th  – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15th  – London, Alexandra Palace

Presale 1st Nov 7pm / general sale 3rd Nov 7pm

YOU ME AT SIX have had a hugely successful career to date, selling over 600,000 albums globally. The band have had 3 top 5 albums including a UK number 1 on their last release, Cavalier Youth. With new tour dates scheduled and anticipation building for their upcoming album, it looks like 2017 is going to be another huge year for the band.
 

 Kreator Reveal Upcoming Album Details.

Kreator.Sunday 30th October 2016
German thrash titans KREATOR have revealed the cover artwork and release details for their upcoming album, ‘Gods Of Violence’

The 14thKREATOR album is set to be released on January 27th, 2017 worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records

The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Jan Meininghaus, who also made the limited edition artwork for KREATOR's last album, ‘Phantom Antichrist’ (2012) and has lent his talents to bands like Bolt ThrowerAccept and Overkill in the past. View the intimidating artwork above.

Commented KREATOR mastermind Mille Petrozza
"'Gods Of Violence' was the very first song that I wrote for this album, and it stuck to me as the title track. It contains everything that KREATOR is known for and it will blow your minds. I promise!" 

Regarding the artwork Petrozza added: 
"The cover of is a perfect reflection of my lyrical vision. I think this is Jan Meininghaus' best work so far."

The album will contain 11 tracks with a total running time of approx. 52 minutes. The tracklisting reads as follows:
01.Apocalypticon
02. World War Now
03. Satan Is Real
04. Totalitarian Terror
05. Gods Of Violence
06. Army Of Storms
07. Hail To The Hordes
08. Lion With Eagle Wings
09. Fallen Brother
10. Side By Side
11. Death Becomes My Light
‘Gods Of Violence’ was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Jens Bogren (OpethAmon AmarthKatatonia) who also mixed the record at renowned Fascination Street Studios. Mastering was done by Tony Lindgren, also at Fascination Street Studios.
KERATOR will be touring the UK/Ireland in February/March 2017 alongside label mates Sepultura and Soilwork, they will also be joined by Aborted. The dates are part of a larger European tour.

UK tour dates 2017:
28th February – Manchester, Academy
1st March – Dublin, Vicar Street
2nd March – London O2 Forum

 Avenged Sevenfold Drop Surprise New Album 'The Stage'.

Avenged Sevenfold.Friday 28th October 2016
AVENGED SEVENFOLD has "surprise-released" THE STAGE, becoming the first-ever rock band to drop an unannounced album in both digital and physical form. THE STAGE, is the band's 7th studio album and first for Capitol Records.
 
The Southern California-based quintet (vocalist M. Shadows, guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, bassist Johnny Christ and drummer Brooks Wackerman) revealed the news at midnight eastern, surprising the millions of fans who were watching their live-streamed performance from the rooftop of the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, CA.
 
The groundbreaking event saw the band give a 3D/360-degree live-streamed virtual reality performance, enabling fans around the globe to view the show on Universal Music Group's newly released VRTGO VR platform, powered by VRLIVE's advanced technology, and experience Avenged Sevenfold's electrifying set as if they were there for this first-of-its-kind immersive event.
 
Fans attended the event in-person, flooding the streets and sidewalks around the tower to experience a concert amplified by augmented reality (AR) technology, which intensifies real-world environmental elements with computer-generated sensory input such as graphics, video and sound to enhance the live experience. VRLIVE streamed the event to 50 Samsung Gear VR headsets on the ground level of the event for fans to virtually transport themselves to the stage. Afterward, the band celebrated with fans, taking photos and sharing stories about the secretive release.
 
THE STAGE is the follow-up to Avenged Sevenfold's 2013 release, Hail To The King, which entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1. Co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool), THE STAGE is a work of immense scope and ambition, featuring 11 panoramic tracks tied together by an Artificial Intelligence theme. Inspired by the writings of Carl Sagan and Elon Musk, the album is the band's first thematic release. While the term "AI" conjures up images of robots and fantasy films, the band steers clear of a science fiction storyline. Instead, the album sees them taking a futurist's look at the accelerated rate at which technology's intelligence is expanding and what that means—good and bad—for the future.
 
The album's epic 15-minute-plus closing track, "Exist," features a guest appearance by award-winning astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson giving a spoken word performance he penned specifically for the album.
 
Working with new label Capitol Records, the band's plans for a stealth release were months in the making, and kicked off a few weeks ago with a guerilla campaign that saw projections of their deathbat symbol mysteriously appearing on landmarks around the world. Fans and media reported sightings and shared images from Paris, Sydney, London, Japan and Berlin, to name but a few. Anticipation and conspiracy theories reached fever pitch when rumors regarding supposed album titles and a December release date began to spread.
 
Two weeks ago, the band released a companion video for lead single/title track "The Stage." https://youtu.be/fBYVlFXsEME Directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead, The Killers), the clip has already amassed well over six million YouTube views. The album also marks the band's first release with acclaimed drummer Brooks Wackerman, known for his work with Bad Religion and whose discography also includes albums from Tenacious D and Suicidal Tendencies.
 
This weekend, fans can pick up exclusive band merch at Avenged Sevenfold pop-up shops in New York City and Los Angeles. The New York store (located at 68 Greene St., NY, NY 10012) will be open Friday from 11am – 9pm and Sat/Sun from 11am – 8pm. The Los Angeles shop (located at 6615 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90028) will be open Fri-Sun from 11am -8pm. Both locations will be carrying limited-edition items created specifically for these events.
 

 Seaway Announce UK Tour.

Seaway.Friday 28th October 2016
Canadian rock band Seaway have announced their first UK headline tour for early 2017. The band will be supported by WSTR and The Gospel Youth. 

'For our fourth time coming over to the U.K., we couldn't be more excited to finally be headlining. We've been looking forward to this one for a while now and can't wait to play these shows with some amazing up and coming bands in WSTR and The Gospel Youth.' says vocalist Ryan Locke. 

You can see Seaway on the following dates:
Jan 24th - Joiners  Southampton, UK - Tickets
Jan 25th - The Fleece Bristol, UK - Tickets
Jan 26th - The Key Club Leeds, UK - Tickets
Jan 27th - Stereo Glasgow, UK - Tickets
Jan 29th - O2 Academy2  Newcastle, UK - Tickets
Jan 30th - Sound Control Manchester, UK - Tickets
Jan 31st - Rock City Basement Nottingham, UK - Tickets
Feb 1st - Epic Studios Norwich, UK - Tickets
Feb 2nd - 02 Academy3 Birmingham, UK - Tickets
Feb 3rd - Underworld London, UK - Tickets
Tickets on sale now


Watch the bands latest video for 'Slam' here

 Happy Accidents Announce Massive Tour.

Happy Accidents.Friday 28th October 2016
It's been a pretty damn fine year for Happy Accidents. The indie-punk trio released their debut album You Might Be Right on Alcopop! Records which received attention from publications including NoiseyDIYKerrang! and Rock Sound Magazine. After catching the attention of BBC Introducing London, the band went on to be be played by Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy before being awarded a slot on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals alongside appearances at the likes of 2000 Trees, Truck, Southsea, Hand Made, WTFest, A Carefully Planned and more.

Now they're signing off the year in quite some style, announcing some rather fantastic tours – alongside releasing a cover of Grime's California! Finding themselves with a day in Suburban Home studios with MJ from Hookworms, they recorded their take of the song as a little pre-Christmas treat before work on album number two begins in earnest. Originally posting an acoustic version on their Facebook page last year, it's long been a favourite track of Happy Accidents who have made it a staple of their festival set all summer.

Vocalist Rich says of the track: "My interpretation of the song is that it's a reaction to success, which obviously we have no real experience with. But part of why I relate to the song so much is how it deals with how the notion of what's considered cool can be so fickle. So much of what's written about music in the mainstream media are often completely devoid of an emotional response, when sometimes that's really that's the only thing that matters. Also it's catchy as hell - Grimes really is the best."

Formed by brothers Rich and Neil Mandell and Phoebe Cross back in 2014, Happy Accidents craft the kind of earworms that will be rattling round your head for months to come – fusing their deep-seated love of 90s punk and indie, whilst still managing to sound as fresh as any of their contemporaries. Quickly making a name for themselves in DIY punk circles, they've captured the attention of fans and peers alike with with their unique pairing of introspective lyrics with the biggest hooks they can muster. This particular outing sees Phoebe take on lead vocals from behind the kit for the first time. We confidently predict it won't be the last!
 
TOUR DATES:
w/ Doe and Personal Best:
NOVEMBER
03 Old Blue Last – London, UK
04 English Pub – Amiens, France
06 Gängeviertel – Hamburg, Germany
07 Monarch – Berlin, Germany
08 JuKuz – Erlangen, Germany
09 Danz – Regensburg, Germany
10 Sub – Graz, Austria
11 JUZ – Mannheim, Germany
12 JH Nootuitgang – Edegem, Belgium
13 Vrankrijk – Amsterdam, Netherlands
14 The Prince Albert – Brighton, UK
Supporting Muncie Girls:
https://myticket.co.uk/artists/muncie-girls
25 The Rainbow – Birmingham
26 Brudenell – Leeds
27 Think Tank – Newcastle
28 King Tuts – Glasgow
29 Sound Control – Manchester
30 Underworld - London
DECEMBER
01 Lemongrove – Exeter
Further dates (w/ Fresh):
15 Stag & Hounds – Bristol
16 Maguire's Pizza Bar - Liverpool
17  Empty Shop - Durham

 Killswitch Engage Announce Record Store Day Release.

Killswitch Engage.Friday 28th October 2016
Killswitch Engage, who released latest album Incarnate in March 2016, will once again participate in Record Store Day festivities! For Black Friday/Record Store Day on Friday, November 25, the Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based band will release Beyond the Flames: Home Video Part II. The release is a two-disc, Blu-ray, and CD package and is exclusive to Record Store Day.

Beyond The Flames: Home Video Part II is a treasure trove of gripping content containing over 3 ½ hours of footage that is sure to delight KsE fans.  At the heart of this release is a 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach, after nearly a decade of being apart, to the band he helped form back in 1999.  The piece also takes a close look at the KsE early years that eventually led to Leach's initial departure.  Produced and directed by KsE storyteller Denise Korycki, this documentary picks up right where their 2005 {Set This} World Ablaze release left off, revealing the untold rest of the Killswitch Engage story.

"We are pleased to show people the journey we have been on as a band," said Leach. "From the first show to even the last one we played recently, I know I have much more to learn and to offer as a musician and a lyricist. I am proud of all we have done since my first day returning to this band. However, I am certain we have just started to gain momentum and find our groove together. We are honored to be in and dedicated to this band and wherever the future takes us. I hope people can see us for who we really are. We are just five guys who love to make music and love our fans."

For those KsE fans craving more live footage, Beyond the Flames: Home Video Part II definitely doesn't disappoint.  17 live performances have been captured from around the globe, including Leach's first show back in the band, Download Festival, Knotfest, Loud Park Japan, and some surprises along the way. See Killswitch Engage alive, raw and reunited, doing what they do best.

Additional bonus material includes music videos, unique individual band member profiles, outtakes, and a bonus audio disc of six, previously unreleased live tracks from the band's now- legendary 2014 "Monster Mosh" show in Worcester, Massachusetts. The track listing for the live CD is below.
1. "No End in Sight"
2. "Life to Lifeless"
3. "Always"
4. "In Due Time"
5. "My Curse"
6. "The End of Heartache"

KsE previously released a limited edition 7" as part of the spring version of Record Store Day on April 16 of this year. The RSD-exclusive featured "Define Love," an unreleased track from the Incarnate sessions.

Killswitch Engage return to the UK for the following shows with Bullet For My Valentine:
Thu 24th Nov - NEWPORT Centre
Fri 25th Nov - BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Sun 27th Nov - NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Mon 28th Nov - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
Wed 30th Nov - GLASGOW O2 Academy
Thu 1st Dec - INVERNESS Ironworks
Sat 3rd Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Sun 4th Dec - MANCHESTER Academy
Tue 6th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Wed 7th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 9th Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton 
Sat 10th Dec - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

 Dead Lord To Support The Vintage Caravan.

Deadlord.Friday 28th October 2016
DEAD LORD are happy to announce that they have been added as special guest to the The Vintage Caravan UK tour in November. The band will also be playing at this year's Hard Rock Hell, which takes place in Pwllheli (Wales) from 10th - 12th November.

"We will be breaking new ground when we have our sights set on the United Kingdom this November! This will be our first time on the isles, so we're more than stoked to be playing in the Empire upon which the sun once never set. It will feature a performance at the Hard Rock Hell fest in Wales, additional shows in England and Scotland with our buddies The Vintage Caravan! Hope to see a lot of new and familiar faces during this run, so we can help you put your jaws back in place, after we've made you drop them hard on the floor!" – DEAD LORD

The band's latest album 'Heads Held High' is out now via Century Media records and can be purchased at the dealers below and others:

http://smarturl.it/deadlordCMDISTRO
http://smarturl.it/deadlordITUNES
http://smarturl.it/dlAMAZONMP3
http://smarturl.it/deadlordAMAZON
http://emp.me/z71

Check out the three previously launched songs of 'Heads Held High':

'When History Repeats Itself' video: https://youtu.be/8p2-JPz0h38
'Ruins' live clip: https://youtu.be/CV0kY7hmRm4
'Strained Fools' audio track: https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/dead-lord-strained-fools/

DEAD LORD live:

UK tour with Vintage Caravan:
07.11.2016 Birmingham (UK) - The Rainbow 
08.11.2016 Newcastle (UK) - Think Tank 
09.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) - Audio 
10.11.2016 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation 
11.11.2016 Pwllheli / Camp HRH North Wales (UK) - Hard Rock Hell
12.11.2016 Milton Keynes (UK) - Crauford Arms
13.11.2016 London (UK) - The Underworld
Summer shows 2016:
09.07.2016 Torgau (Germany) - In Flammen Open Air 
19.07.2016 Oldenburg (Germany) - MTS Record Store
20.07.2016 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Valkhof Festival
21.07.2016 Siegen (Germany) - Vortex
22.07.2016 Karlstadt (Germany) - Umsonst und Draussen Festival
23.07.2016 Luxemburg (Luxemburg) - Rockbox
24.07.2016 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Tuchthuis 
26.07.2016 Düsseldorf (Germany) - Pitcher + Honeymoon Disease & Cherokee
28.07.2016 Weinheim (Germany) - Café Central + Honeymoon Disease
29.07.2016 Neuensee / Lichtenfels (Germany) - Rock Im Wald Festival 
30.07.2016 Braunschweig (Germany) - Tegtmeyer
06.08.2016 Beelen (Germany) - Krach Am Bach Open Air 
03.09.2016 Kummerfeld / Pinneberg (Germany) - Acker Festival 
01.10.2016 Hoogeveen (The Netherlands) - Graveland Deathfest 

 Sick Of It All Drop New Video.

Sick Of It All.Friday 28th October 2016
2016 marks the 30 year anniversary of the legendary New York Hardcore band SICK OF IT ALL. In order to celebrate this special occasion SICK OF IT ALL are set to release 'When The Smoke Clears' on November 4th, 2016 via Century Media Records.

The band didn’t just record five brand new tracks in their unique and classic old school style that are added as 10” vinyl and all five songs on CD, they also dug deep in their photo archives and pulled up rare photos as well as iconic shots from their past and present. Everything was compiled for a strictly limited, luxurious 60 page coffee table Artbook that is wrapped in faux leather and that comes with personal liner notes from people such as Davey Havok (AFI), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Arthur Smilios (Gorilla Biscuits) and Matt Kelly (Dropkick Murphys).

Ahead of the anniversary release next week, the band have launched a lyric video for the song 'Black Venom' - check it out here: https://youtu.be/pJLtkY7clhw

'When The Smoke Clears' is available on preorder here:
CM Distro Europe: http://smarturl.it/wtscSOIA
EMP incl. red vinyl (limited to 200 units): red vinyl: http://emp.me/Oen
black vinyl: http://emp.me/Oem

There will be a limited run of 100 in golden vinyl available via the band, please stay tuned to their outlets for more news.Be quick with the coloured vinyl, a run of 100 clear ones via CM Distro Europe sold out quickly!

SICK OF IT ALL are about to wrap up the 4th leg of their European 30th Anniversary tour, which included a sold out show in Essen, before heading out to Australia with Refused in January 2017.

SICK OF IT ALL live
27.10.16 (DK) Malmo - Babel *
28.10.16 (SE) Gothenburg - Kajskjul 46 * (sold out!)
29.10.16 (NO) Oslo - Vulkan Arena *
* without Wisdom In Chains, Crowned Kings

with Refused
20.01.17 (AU) Brisbane - Tivoli
21.01.17 (AU) Sydney - Enmore Theater
22.01.17 (AU) Adelaide - HQ
24.01.17 (AU) Melbourne - Prince Bandroom
26.01.17 (AU) Fremantle - Metropolis

 The Menzingers To Release Fifth Studio Album 'After The Party'.

The Menzingers.Friday 28th October 2016
The Menzingers will release their eagerly awaited fifth full-length 'After the Party' on February 3, 2017. The album arrives as the follow-up to the Philadelphia-based band's widely acclaimed 'Rented World'.

The Menzingers are premiering their new single 'Bad Catholics' today. With its heavy riffs and high-powered rhythms, the song delivers a gorgeously detailed narrative of running into a lost love at a hometown church picnic.

Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become the Teeth), 'After the Party' taps into the Menzingers' everyman romanticism to reflect on getting older but not quite growing up. Throughout the album, singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino offset that deeply nuanced songwriting with anthemic harmonies, furious power chords, and larger-than-life melodies.

"We spent our 20s living in a rowdy kind of way, and now we're at a point where it seems like everyone in our lives is moving in different directions," says May of the inspiration behind 'After the Party'. Adds Barnett: "We're turning 30 now, and there's this idea that that's when real life comes on. In a way this album is us saying, 'We don't have to grow up or get boring—we can keep on having a good time doing what we love.'" 'Bad Catholics' follows the release of 'After the Party''s lead single 'Lookers'. 

The Menzingers formed as teenagers in their hometown of Scranton in 2006, then later relocated to Philadelphia. The band made their Epitaph debut with 2012's 'On The Impossible Past', which was voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk, Rock Sound Magazine and Punk News. Released in 2014, 'Rented World' was praised as "packed with clever songwriting" by The New York Times and "a colossal fist-pumper" by Stereogum.

Additional press on The Menzingers:
"Menzingers excel in desperate, earnest melodic punk" – Pitchfork
"The lyrical viscera comes in buckets. Honest, vulnerable declarations." – Spin
"The most important punk rock band on the planet right now." – Absolute Punk


'AFTER THE PARTY' TRACKLIST:
1. Tellin' Lies
2. Thick as Thieves
3. Lookers
4. Midwestern States
5. Charlie's Army
6. House on Fire
7. Black Mass
8. Boy Blue
9. Bad Catholics
10. Your Wild Years
11. The Bars
12. After the Party
13. Livin' Ain't Easy (Sweden) - Göta Källare **

 Voivod Announce Tour Dates.

Voivod.Tuesday 25th October 2016
Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD stay busy and out on the in support of their current Mini-CD entitled “Post Society - EP”.

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are hitting the road with
with Century Media Records label mates Entombed A.D. as well as Lord Dying for a month long tour which is kicking off at Berlin's White Trash. This European run also includes 3 UK dates as well as a Dublin date in mid-November.
 
After previously releasing splits with label mates At The Gates and Napalm Death, VOIVOD have now teamed up Entombed A.D. for a Split 7” EP which is released this Friday, October 28th, 2016 via Century Media Records..
 
The new Split 7” EP includes the VOIVOD track “Fall”, off the “Post Society – EP” and previously unreleased on vinyl as well as the Entombed A.D. track “Gospel Of The Horns”, a rare track off the “Back To The Front” sessions and also previously unreleased on vinyl.

The 7” EP is worldwide limited to 1000x copies in the following editions:
 
600x Black vinyl (CM Distro)
100x Neon orange vinyl (CM Mailorder Europe)
100x Neon yellow vinyl (CM Mailorder USA)
200x White vinyl (Band edition)
 
You can order the release from CM Distro here: http://smarturl.it/VoivodEntombedadCMD
 
The white vinyl edition will be sold exclusively by the band/s on their upcoming European tour. Mark your calendars with the following dates:
 
Entombed A.D., Voivod, Lord Dying - “Dead Dawn” European Tour 2016
with support by Barren Womb * / Morbid Evils **

27.10.2016 Berlin (Germany) - White Trash Ballroom *
28.10.2016 Wroclaw (Poland) - Alibi Club *
29.10.2016 Warsaw (Poland) - Progesja *
30.10.2016 Prague (Czech Republic) - Storm Club *
31.10.2016 Vienna (Austria) - Arena *
01.11.2016 Budapest (Hungary) - Barba Negra *
02.11.2016 Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Orto Bar *
03.11.2016 Borgo Priolo (Italy) - Dagda Club *
04.11.2016 München (Germany) - Backstage *
05.11.2016 Dortmund (Germany) - FZW / Leafmeal Festival
06.11.2016 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - Patronaat *
08.11.2016 Madrid (Spain) - Chango *
09.11.2016 Barcelona (Spain) - Bikini Club *
10.11.2016 Albi (France) - Athanor *
11.11.2016 Saint Nazaire (France) - Le VIP *
12.11.2016 Paris (France) - Petit Bain **
13.11.2016 Bristol (UK) - The Fleece **
15.11.2016 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge **
16.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) - Audio **
17.11.2016 London (UK) - The Underworld **

18.11.2016 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof **
19.11.2016 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje **
20.11.2016 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 **
21.11.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle **
22.11.2016 Aarhus (Denmark) - Voxhall **
23.11.2016 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Amager Bio **
25.11.2016 Stuttgart (Germany) - Club Cann **
26.11.2016 Kassel (Germany) - K19 **
27.11.2016 Bremen (Germany) - Aladin **
28.11.2016 Stockholm

 Release The Crowd Book To Be Released In December.

Release The Crowd.Friday 28th October 2016
Music festivals are a phenomenon across the globe. In the UK it was estimated that 14 million people were planning to attend festivals in 2015 – with three in ten of these saying they will look to attend more than one. A rough estimate would say UK festivalgoers will spend around £2.3 billion on   entrance alone.
https://www.thinkmoney.co.uk/news-advice/14-million-uk-adults-plan-on-attending-a-festival-this-year-0-4439-0.htm

But more than the stats, festivals represent a melting pot of characters and styles, brought together by their passion for music. Music and society have always been intimately related. They are a rite of passage for many people – just one day can create memories that will last long after the stages are dismantled and the bands move on. And within the music festival scene none garner the loyalty more than rock festivals. Germanies Wacken festival is one of the largest metal festivals globally with 80,000 attendees – the festival will usually sell out within two days of going on sale – before the bands are even announced!

"Release The Crowd" is a photography book by Australian Photographer Nic Bezzina about music festival crowds. Spanning 5 countries and 9 unique festivals, the book brings together 140 images spanning the experience that is the festival – the funny, the bizarre and the poignant. This project turns the camera away from the bands and captures the emotion of the crowd, that amorphous, vibrating creature with a thousand faces. Revealing both the intensity that comes with letting go, as well as the close communities inside which fans can truly be themselves.

The festivals captured include: Wacken (Germany) Download (UK) Sonisphere (UK) Bloodstock (UK) Hellfest (France) Primavera Music (Spain) Big Day Out (AU) Soundwave (AU). For further info - http://releasethecrowd.com/

 Jarja Announces 2017 UK Shows.

Tarja.Friday 28th October 2016
Tarja is very proud to announce two headline UK shows in 2017.
 
The UK shows will be a fantastic celebration at the end of a very successful year for Tarja. 2016 saw the release of a mini album "The Brightest Void" and her fourth studio album "The Shadow Self", the heaviest record to date, to widespread critical acclaim. The first single (on both albums) "No Bitter End", collected the essence of Tarja's new work: massive guitar riffs, a driving beat and of course Tarja's incredible vocals to create a powerful soundscape, that will be un-missable live.

The versatile singer is following up on the success of the multi-platinum and gold awarded previous records "My Winter Storm" (2007), "What Lies Beneath" (2010) and her most recent album "Colours In The Dark" (2013) which charted all over the globe including 4 Top 10 entries.

Tarja has announced two UK shows to support the release of both mini and studio album. Dates are as follows:

UK Shows 2017
Thu 9th March     Manchester, Academy 2
Fri 10th March    London, KOKO

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 28th October at 10:00 on www.myticket.co.uk and www.seetickets.com

 Letlive Unleash New Single.

Letlive.Friday 28th October 2016
Los Angeles' letlive. are getting set to return to the UK and Europe as main support to Pierce The Veil on an extensive run of dates, which includes London's o2 Brixton Academy on 27th November. They'll be releasing 'Nü Romantics' as a single whilst over in this part of the world, with an impact date of 9th December. It's a song that personifies liberty and grace as flawed human beings and is indicative of the over-arching themes presented through letlive.'s most recent album 'If I'm The Devil...'. 

Earning the band wordwide acclaim, 'If I'm The Devil...' was released earlier this year via Epitaph Records and with it, as frontman Jason Aalon Butler attests, they're trying to offend people in the right way: "So that they are prompted to think about what they were offended by and be open-minded." At the same time, Butler fully believes that letlive. can access that utopian, inexplicable transcendental quality that allows art to reach budding revolutionaries the way books and other oratory cannot - that it can have the effect of a Malcolm X, a Martin Luther King, a Che Guevara.

He's seen it happen with Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Kendrick Lamar, artists who likewise fuse incendiary political lyricism with the dynamic urgency of metal, avant-garde noise and jazz technique. Butler will admit these are his heroes, even if he wants to consider them to be peers in the near future. "Even though it's overly ambitious, it's what I want to do." 'If I'm the Devil...' is the band's most unapologetic work to date and when they bring that music to the live arena, letlive. are an unparalleled force to be reckoned with.  
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UK & European tour (supporting Pierce The Veil):
29 Oct – Paris – Trabendo, France – TICKETS           
31 Oct – Madrid - Sala Cats, Spain – TICKETS           
1 Nov – Valencia - Sala Noise, Spain – TICKETS        
2 Nov – Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 2, Spain – TICKETS     
4 Nov – Solothurn – Kofmehl, Switzerland – TICKETS           
5 Nov – Milan - Magazzini Generali, Italy – TICKETS
7 Nov – Munich – Theaterfabrik, Germany – TICKETS         
8 Nov – Vienna – Arena, Austria  – TICKETS
9 Nov – Budapest - Durer Kert, Hungary – TICKETS
11 Nov – Berlin – Huxleys, Germany – TICKETS        
13 Nov – Hamburg – Gruenspan, Germany – TICKETS         
14 Nov - Copenhagen - Amagier Bio, Denmark – TICKETS   
15 Nov – Stockholm – Fryhuset, Sweden – TICKETS  
17 Nov - Amsterdam – Melkweg, Netherlands – TICKETS
18 Nov - Cologne - Live Music Hall, Germany – TICKETS      
19 Nov – Bochum – Zeche, Germany – TICKETS       
20 Nov - Frankfurt – Batschkapp, Germany – TICKETS         
22 Nov - Karlsruhe – Substage, Germany – TICKETS 
23 Nov - Antwerp – Trix, Belgium – TICKETS
25 Nov - Cardiff - Great Hall, UK – TICKETS  
26 Nov - Birmingham - 02 Academy, UK – TICKETS
27 Nov - London - 02 Brixton Academy, UK – TICKETS
29 Nov - Nottingham - Rock City, UK – TICKETS        
30 Nov – Newcastle - 02 Academy, UK – TICKETS
1 Dec – Glasgow – Barrowlands, UK – TICKETS        
2 Dec – Manchester -  Academy 1, UK  – TICKETS
4 Dec – Belfast - Mandela Hall, Ireland – TICKETS   
5 Dec – Dublin – Academy, Ireland – TICKETS          
6 Dec – Dublin – Academy, Ireland – TICKETS          

 Sonata Artica Announce UK Tour Dates.

ASonata Artica.Friday 28th October 2016
Finnish melodic metal heroes Sonata Arctica are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK shores in March 2017!
This run, part of a larger European tour, will be taking the band across ten UK cities starting at the Engine Rooms in Southampton, culminating at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, before the band head back to the European mainland for more dates.

They will be joined on the road by Norwegian hard rock/prog newcomers Triosphere (until March 20th),  Finland-based heavy metallers Thunderstone (March 22nd onwards) and NWOBHM influenced Canadians Striker (all shows).

Keyboard player Henrik ‘Henkka’ Klingenberg said the following:
It´s been far too long since we had a chance to do a proper UK tour, so of course we’re really happy to finally be able to announce 10 shows in the UK, as part of our European leg of ‘The Ninth Hour’ world tour. See you at the shows!!”
Tickets are available here:
17th March – Southampton, Engine Rooms
18th March – Bristol, Marble Factory
19th March – Cardiff, Tramshed
20th March – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
22nd March – Manchester, Club Academy
23rd March – Sheffield, Corporation
24th March – Glasgow, The Classic Grand
25th March – Belfast, Limelight 2
26th March – Dublin, Button Factory
28th March – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms

 Avenged Sevenfold To Stream Virtual Reality Performance.

Avenged Sevenfold.Tuesday 25th October 2016
On the evening of October 27th, multi-platinum rock band, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, will give the world's first-ever 3D /360-degree live-streamed virtual reality performance in partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, Capitol Records and VRLIVE. Fans around the world will be able to view the live stream on UMG's newly released VRTGO VR platform, powered by VRLIVE's advanced technology, and experience Avenged Sevenfold's electrifying set as if they were there for this first-of-its-kind immersive event. VRTGO is freely available on iOS and Android.

"We are constantly working to create opportunities for our artists to connect with their fans in new and exciting ways," says Michelle Jubelirer, COO, Capitol Records. "We're thrilled to work with Avenged Sevenfold and VRLIVE to bring this unique and groundbreaking experience to Avenged Sevenfold fans around the world"

VRLIVE will also be streaming the event to 50 Samsung Gear VR headsets on the ground level at the event for the guests to virtually transport themselves to the stage.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD made headlines with last week's release of "The Stage," a much-anticipated new track co-produced by the band and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool) and a companion video directed by Chris Hopewell (Radiohead, The Killers). The latter has already amassed well over four million YouTube views – click HERE to watch. "The Stage," which is the band's first release on Capitol Records, is available for purchase by clicking HERE.

 "VRTGO is a truly immersive and creative platform for our artists to tell their stories and invite their fans around the world to experience live performances and music videos like never before," says Deborah Hyacinth, SVP Digital Marketing Innovation, UMG. "We've been experimenting in the VR space for many years and we feel the market is now ready for a VR platform dedicated to music.   We've employed state of the art technology to make VRTGO a cross-device platform and home some of the great UMG VR content being created."
"We are excited about our partnership with Universal Music Group as it gives us the opportunity to provide the viewing audience with unprecedented levels of access," stated VRLIVE Founder and CEO Heiner Lippman.  "Virtual Reality is destined to change the media landscape, which will enable users to not just view entertainment, rather, it allows them to experience it, and VRLIVE will continue to transform how people view and interact with the world around them."

For more information on how to view this event please visit AvengedSevenfold.com.

As previously announced the band recently added a second night at London's O2 Arena after the original date sold out in matter of weeks.
Dates are: 
January 2017
Saturday 7th     Dublin, 3Arena
Tuesday 10th    Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Thursday 12th  Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 13th       Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 15th      Sheffield Arena
Monday 16th    Manchester Arena
Wed 18th          Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Thurs 19th        Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 21st   London O2 Arena - SOLD OUT
Sunday 22nd    

 Moose Blood Release Video For 'Cheek'.

Moose Blood.Tuesday 25th October 2016
As Moose Blood hit the US on tour with The Wonder Years, the band have posted a video for "Cheek" which features some fantastic live footage and behind the scenes action from their recent sold out show at Webster Hall in New York.  

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfrnlUg2p0k

If you weren't lucky or quick enough to buy a ticket for the SOLD OUT run of headline shows they just played around the UK - be sure to catch Moose Blood in early 2017 when they hit the road with A Day To Remember on the following dates:

January 

22nd     Cardiff - Cardiff International Arena 
23rd    Glasgow - The SSE Hydro 
25th    Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena 
27th    London - The SSE Arena Wembley 
28th    Leeds - Leeds Arena 

Tickets are on sale now!

2016 has been a fantastic year for Moose Blood. Their sophomore album Blush (out now on Hopeless Records) was released to mass critical and fan acclaim.  One of the hardest working bands in rock, Moose Blood have spent the majority of this year performing to big crowds around the world. From festivals and sold out headline shows in the U.K. And USA, to performing at the House of Vans in Shanghai, the band are met with huge singalongs and smiling faces wherever they go.  Magazine covers, support from radio and TV ...This is only the beginning...

 Cover Your Tracks Release Video For 'Cages'.

Cover Your Tracks.Tuesday 25th October 2016
Atlanta-based metal band Cover Your Tracks has unveiled their video for Cages. The song is the second single from the band's debut album Fever Dream.

An up-close look at Cover Your Tracks’ dynamic live show, the Cages video features gritty and riveting footage shot on their recent US tour supporting Ice Nine Kills. As vocalist Paul Rose explains, the song explores the negative impact of technology on human relationships.

“We could be really damaging the way we interact and not even know it,” says Rose. “I understand how helpful it is and I’m a hundred percent for technological progress—but just like everything, there must be a balance: no good without bad, no good without evil.”

Check out the video for Cages here.

With its heavy riffs, haunting piano work, and commanding vocal performance, the slow-burning but brutal Cages shows the scope and power of Cover Your Tracks’ sound. Released in September, Fever Dream channels that sound into 10 volatile and viscerally charged tracks.

Founded in 2014, Cover Your Tracks formed from the ashes of several bands within the metalcore/post-hardcore realm (including Decoder, Cursed Sails, and Woe, Is Me). Along with Rose, the band includes guitarist Omar Magana, bassist Cory Ferris, and drummer Brent Guistwite.

FEVER DREAM TRACKLIST:
1. Spin The Bottle
2. Striking Matches
3. Bellow
4. Are We Innocent
5. Good Enough
6. Lights Out
7. Cages
8. Follow Me
9. Never Again
10. The Surge

 Metallica To Release 'Atlas, Rise!' On Halloween.

Metallica.Monday 24th October 2016
Grammy® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will unleash "Atlas, Rise!" to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST/12:00 PM PST/8.00 PM BST. The song is the third track to be released from Metallica's forthcoming album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, due for release on the band's own Blackened Recordings on November 18th and follows previously released tracks "Hardwired" and "Moth Into Flame".

To help fans get into the Halloween spirit, starting this Friday, October 28th, Metallica fans around the world can visit select independent record stores for the chance to obtain a free limited edition Hardwired...To Self-Destruct Halloween mask. Inside of each mask fans will find a special access code that will allow them to hear "Atlas, Rise!" 30-minutes prior to its official release on Halloween. To see a complete list of participating record stores, go HERE.

Hardwired...To Self-Destructis Metallica's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum Death Magnetic. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic, and is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.com in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions.

The band have started to roll out dates for their 'WorldWired' Tour – which promises to take them to all corners of the globe.  Additional shows are being added all the time.
Oct 26th                   Coliseo De Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Oct 29th                    Parque Bicentenario, Quito, Ecuador
Nov 1st                    Hipodromo De Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Nov 3rd                    Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatamala City, Guatemala
Nov 5th                    Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
Jan 11th 2017          Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea
Feb 3rd                    Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 5th                    Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 7th                    Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 9th                    Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 25th – 26th Mar  Lollapalooza, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mar 31st – Apr 1st   Lollapalooza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 1st - Apr 2nd    Lolloapalooza, Santiago Chile

 Lucid Fly To Release New Album.

Lucid Fly.Monday 24th October 2016
Los Angeles alternative/progressive dark rock outfit Lucid Fly have announced their first studio album, Building Castles In Air, will arrive this November, and have also released a lyric video for their latest single and Building Castles In Air album cut, 'Visions of Grandeur'. (Lyric video link below).

Breathing fresh air into the world of prog, Lucid Fly are an irresistible mixture of prog rock, alternative and dark rock. As suitable for fans of A Perfect Circleas Riverside, TesseracT or Dead Letter Circus, the band's new album was self-produced and mixed by the legendary Forrester Savell (Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool, Twelve Foot Ninja).

Singer Nikki Layne and guitarist, Doug Mecca say, "We wanted the music to tell the story, through more than just the words. Sonically, we experimented a lot with guitar and vocal tones, dynamics, and layers to capture some of the contrasting themes throughout the album – introspection, melancholy, longing, daydreaming, transformation, and a sense of hope and optimism."

Led by frontwoman Nikki Layne's gorgeous throaty and ethereal vocals, new album Building Castles In Air is an inexorable freefall through their mysterious, anthemic, otherworldly soundscape. An album that ebbs and flows to beautiful effect, propelled by the peak of lead single "Visions of Grandeur" below, or the militaristic bombast of closer "Paperthin."

Nikki's vocals are ably supported by Doug Mecca on guitars, whom she first met in Florida 18 years ago. After honing and evolving their sound with the release of three EPs, the band are ready to expand their sound with debut LP Building Castles In Air.

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign (raising $13k to record the LP), Lucid Fly were one of 17 invited by Mike Portnoy to play Progressive Nation at Sea's 2014 event (New Millennium stage) alongside Periphery, Haken, Riverside and more.

'Visions of Grandeur', the first taste of Building Castles In Air, has a lyric video produced by Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight. Catch the new video in full, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOhT8M6H21c
Pre-order Building Castles In Air at: www.lucidfly.com

 Frank Iero Releases New Single.

Frank Iero.Monday 24th October 2016
FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE have premiered a brand new song, 'Oceans' taken from the forthcoming Hassle Records album.  The record was produced by the legendary team that is Ross Robinson & Steve Evetts in California earlier this year and is 12 songs of controlled chaos, which shows FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE at their absolute best.

"Oceans was a song that's infancy started right after stomachaches came out. I remember messing with it and thinking damn this would have been a fun one to play live. But I couldn't get it just right then and so I decided not to show it to anyone until I figured it out. Flash forward two years later and it became one of my favourites off the new record... and I was right it is a fun one to play live. "

You can listen to the track HERE.
Previous single "Remedy" was Rockest Record on BBC Radio 1 Rock show and can be viewed HERE

'Parachutes' is available to preorder now via iTunes and the band's official store
 
A message from Frank Iero
"Parachutes are life saving devices. We rely on them to bring us back from the brink of death. Whether we fall or jump they are the only things keeping us alive. Such as with life, we are all just falling or plunging to an eventual end, but the love of my family and my ability to create art and music has always been my parachute.
 
The act of living can be random and strange, beautiful and ugly at the same time and the only thing that is undeniably certain is eventually we are all gonna hit the ground. Some of us plummet at an incredible rate and it's over in a flash, but some of us get saved and are able to enjoy the view for a little while....
 
This album is one of my parachutes. xo frnk."


Due to the severity of injuries sustained in Australia, FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE will be cancelling all future performances in 2016. 
 
Full tracklisting below:

1. World Destroyer
2. Veins! Veins!! Veins!!!
3. I'm A Mess
4. They Wanted Darkness...
5. I'll Let You Down
6. Remedy
7. Dear Percocet, I Don't Think We Should See Each Other Anymore.
8. Miss Me
9. Oceans
10. The Resurrectionist, or An Existential Crisis in C#
11. Viva Indifference
12. 9-6-15

The album is available to preorder now, as part of numerous merch bundles via the band's official store HERE and also on iTunes HERE
 



 Josh Farro Announces UK Tour.

Josh Farro.Monday 24th October 2016
Josh Farro has announced support for his UK 'Walkways' tour which will kick off this November, beginning 17th in Norwich. Farro will be joined by special guests Natives and Greywind (Acoustic) as support throughout the eleven-date trek.

Farro was a founding member of Grammy winning, alternative rock group, Paramore, with record sales surpassing 10 million units worldwide with hits including 'Misery Business', 'Only Exception' and 'Decode'. The tour will mark the GRAMMY nominated artist's first UK tour since splitting with the multi-platinum band Paramore.

The eagerly awaited tour celebrates Farro's latest full length studio release 'Walkways' which debuted in the iTunes alternative chart earlier this year. 'Walkways' produced by Jacquire King (‪Kings of Leon, ‪Modest Mouse) offers music lovers a selection of melodic, synth driven tracks with lively guitar hooks and is Farro's first solo debut since exiting Paramore in 2010.

Farro recently teamed up with GoPro for his latest single 'Walkways' which premiered with NME. GoPro sent their latest Hero4 camera, to Farro's friend's fans across the world, to capture their own walkways. The video concept uses the latest Hero 4 camera to capture high-quality 1st person footage, which was used in the official music video.

Farro will play the following U.K dates this November:
17 Nov  Norwich Waterfront Studio
18 Nov  Leeds Key Club
19 Nov  Newcastle ‪Think Tank
20 Nov  Glasgow Cathouse                                      
22 Nov  Manchester ‪Sound Control
23 Nov  Nottingham ‪Bodega
24 Nov  Birmingham ‪Mama Roux's
25 Nov  Kingston ‪Fighting Cocks
26 Nov  Bath Moles
28 Nov  Southampton ‪Joiners
29 Nov  London ‪Borderline

For all tickets for the forthcoming U.K dates, please go here: Farro.co

 Waterparks 'Royal' On Radio One Rock Show Rockest Record.

Waterparks.Monday 24th October 2016
Ahead of the release of their debut album,'Double Dare' (out Nov 4th on Easy Life Records), Houston TX's Waterparks last night premiered new track, 'Royal', as the Rockest Record on Daniel P Carter's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show.

'Royal' can be listened to again at the link below, or by heading to Spotify.
MORE ON WATERPARKS & DOUBLE DARE:

Houston, TX-based band Waterparks will release their debut full-length, Double Dare, on November 4 via Easy Life Records.

Double Dare was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with Benji Madden (Good Charlotte, 5 Seconds of Summer) and Courtney Ballard (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low). Double Dare is the follow-up to three EPs: Cluster (2016),Black Light (2014) and Airplane Conversations (2012).

Of the forthcoming full-length, frontman Awsten Knight shares, "It's just more. Everything about it is expanded and bigger. We wanted to push the boundaries to show people that you can be more than one thing. This isn't just a "pop-punk" band and I think when people hear the rest of the album, it'll be pretty apparent. There are songs that have elements of jazz, hip-hip, pop, indie, electronic, punk, etc. As far as the lyrics go, they're more personal than they've been on any other Waterparks release. This album has been in the works since August or September of 2015, and in that time I've felt and dealt with a lot of different things. I was probably more open than I should be with some stuff but it's fine. Honest songs are always best. It's also got me at my happiest, so that's a thing too."

The past year has been truly groundbreaking for Waterparks, who signed to Equal Vision Records, partnered with MDDN co., released Cluster, embarked on their first ever full US and UK tours, and landed spots for Knight on the covers of Alternative Press and Kerrang! magazines. 

The band has also toured as direct support on Good Charlotte's US and UK reunion shows, on the entirety of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, performed at SXSW, So What?! and Slam Dunk festivals and has just wrapped up their second UK tour, which included performances at the prestigious Reading and Leeds Fest.

This November, the band will head out on another full US tour, supporting Sleeping With Sirens, State Champs, and Tonight Alive. The tour will kick off in Chicago on November 3 at Concord Music Hall. 

Waterparks is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Awsten Knight, guitarist/vocalist Geoff Wigington, and drummer/vocalist Otto Wood.

 I Prevail Release New Video.

I Prevail.Monday 24th October 2016
Detroit rock band I Prevail's highly anticipated, debut album, Lifelines, has been released today by Fearless Records. Fans can now purchase digital copies at iTunes and physical copies at all good retailers. The album went straight into the Top 10 UK albums chart on iTunes whilst Top 5 on the Rock and Metal charts on the fist day of release.

In concurrence with the album release, I Prevail has also premiered a new music video for their explosive new single, "Stuck In Your Head."

You can also hear an medley online HERE

I Prevail's new album, Lifelines, follows the band's breakout, 2014 EP, Heart vs. Mind. The record scored the band worldwide notoriety and mainstream media attention with the massively successful cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," which has since been certified Gold and streamed over 27 million times. Now, I Prevail has returned with an incredible new record to prove their place among the scene's most elite bands.

Lifelines was recorded at Wall of Sound Studios in Riley, MI with producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler and features a number of standout tracks that fans have already fallen in love with, like "Scars," "Come And Get It"  "Stuck In Your Head."

 Deftones Announce UK And European Tour.

Deftones.Monday 24th October 2016
Following the hugely successful release of their critically acclaimed new album "GORE" in April of this year, Deftones have announced an extensive European and U.K. Tour for Spring 2017. The band have also been announced for Groezrock Festival in Belgium on April 29th.

The GORE TOUR 2017 will reach the following venues:

April
18th     Austria, Vienna, Gasometer
19th     Germany, Munich, Zenith
20th     Switzerland, Zurich, Halle 622
21st     Italy, Milan, Fabrique
23rd     Germany, Offenbach, Stadhalle
24th     Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
25th     Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Rockhal
27th     Germany, Berlin, Velodrom
28th     Germany, Hamburg, Sporthalle
29th     Belgium, Meerhout, Groezrock

May
1st      Germany, Cologne, Palladium
5th      UK, London, Alexandra Palace
6th      UK, Manchester, O2 Apollo
7th      UK, Glasgow, SECC

Tickets go on sale October 28th at 9am BST.  Ticket links above.  

Do not miss seeing this incredible band who are by FAR at the top of their game.  Be sure to watch this awesome mini documentary over on FACT which shows you the band in performance at their epic show at The SSE Arena, Wembley earlier this year.

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 eight full length albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

 Northcote And Jon Snodgrass Tour Dates.

Northcote.Monday 24th October 2016
Canadian Northcote (Matt Goud) and Colorado songwriter Jon Snodgrass are joining forces for a whistle stop four-date tour of the UK in Bristol, Southampton, Manchester and London this November.

Northcote will return to the UK for the first time since September 2015. Northcote has invested over a year of touring in support of latest album Hope Is Made of Steel, building on a solid fanbase with gospel-tinged, soulful songs that capture positivity and the loving embrace of life's rugged terrain.

2016 has included both full-band and solo shows supporting labelmate Frank Turner's Canadian tour, as well as a summer of touring in the Matt's home country. These UK dates precede a European tour, including Germany, Switzerland and Austria, during November and December with more dates to be announced.

Watch a live video of 'Bracelet' to get warmed up for the tour. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rm7DLsqlLk

Joining Matt on tour is another Frank and XMR buddy, Jon Snodgrass. The singer-songwriter of XMR alumni Drag the River – the country-tinged Colorado band formed with Chad Price of ALL– will bring a variety of songs from his vast back catalogue in his inimitable solo style. Expect humour, a little drama and a throng of throaty singalongs from this one-man show.

Having performed and written with stream of influential artists including Descendents, Cory Branan, Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Tim McIllirath (Rise Against), Vinnie Fiorella (Less Than Jake), Jon is not only part of a select group, but also one of a kind.

Watch Jon do 'Song For My Roomates' on his own. For more, grab a ticket or two!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sjTxyTdaao

Last but most definitely far from least, both Ben Marwood and Non Canon are tag teaming on each of the four dates. Ben Marwood is building on his momentum from a triumphant live festival return at 2000trees in July and finishing recording his third album, the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2013's Back Down. Non Canon (Barry Dolan AKA Oxygen Thief) releases his self-titled debut album on 28 October 2016 and will continue touring these new songs – gentle acoustic picking, svelte and beautiful strings, and not a scream in earshot – throughout autumn and winter. Watch the lyrics video to Non Canon's 'Splinter of the Mind's Eye'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kUBoZp9iEw
NOVEMBER
21 Bristol @ Thekla (w/ Non Canon)
22 Southampton @ Joiners  (w/ Ben Marwood)
23 Manchester @ Gulliver's (w/ Non Canon)
24 London @ Upstairs at The Garage (w/ Ben Marwood)
Northcote's Hope Is Made of Steel is available now on CD, vinyl, download and a variety of t-shirt bundles from XMR. You can also get albums by Drag the River and Jon Snodgrass / Frank Turner collaboration Buddies.

 Rob Lynch Heads Out On UK Tour.

Rob Lynch.Friday 21st October 2016
Rob Lynch's latest single is the almost-title-track from his latest album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway'. Titled 'Runaway', the song now has a new video which was filmed at a sold out sunset-adorned show in Hamburg earlier this year. It's exemplary of Lynch's storytelling prowess and it's fitting that the video should feature the singer songwriter doing what he does best in front of a rapt audience.

Lynch's show is on the road again and he's bringing his band along for the ride for a tour of the UK, which kicks off imminently and features support from Jim Lockey. See below for dates. 'Baby, I'm A Runaway' came into the world via Xtra Mile Recordings in July of this year and was followed by outstanding sets at 2000trees and Slam Dunk Festivals.

Rob's journey to date has taken him on well-worn roads around Germany and all over the UK. There was a long, hot summer on the Warped Tour in North America, and there have been inspiring nights spent sharing stages with Charlie Simpson, Thees Uhlmann, Fatherson and Augustines.

LIVE DATES:
21.10. - Sheffield. Corporation. 
22.10. - Glasgow. Broadcast.
23.10. - Leeds. Key Club.
24.10 - Norwich Owl Sanctuary.
25.10. - Manchester. Tiger Lounge.
26.10. - London. Camden Assembly.
27.10. - Bournemouth. Anvil.

 Lamb Of God Announce New EP.

LAmb Of God.Friday 21st October 2016
Internationally-renowned metal band LAMB OF GOD will release a brand new EP, titled 'The Duke', on November 18 via Nuclear Blast. The EP will also be released on vinyl a week later, on November 25. 'The Duke' EP is named for new track 'The Duke', written in honour of the band's late friend and fan, Wayne Ford, who was named after "The Duke" John Wayne.

"A little while ago I became friends with a fan named Wayne Ford - he was terminal - leukemia. I talked with him often, even video chatted him into the studio. He was very calm about his impending death, and we discussed it very openly. I learned a lot from him. This song is for him," dedicates vocalist Randy Blythe.

You can hear new track 'The Duke' and read an in-depth interview about 'The Duke' EP with Randy Blythe via Rolling Stone at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/hear-lamb-of-god-honor-late-fan-on-new-song-the-duke-w445283

Pre-orders for 'The Duke' EP in all formats launch today via these links:
CD & 12" Vinyl:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=lamb+of+god+-+the+duke<

Limited Edition Mint & Clear Vinyl 12":
http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4341
iTunes - pre-order and get 'The Duke' now as an instant grat track:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-duke-ep/id1166209858

'The Duke' EP Tracklisting:
1) The Duke
2) Culling
3) Still Echoes - live from Rock am Ring
4) 512 - live from Bonnaroo
5) Engage the Fear Machine - live from Bonnaroo

In conjunction with 'The Duke' EP release, LAMB OF GOD will be offering the following items with all proceeds going to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (WWW.LLS.ORG):
- Randy Blythe's Ashes of the Wake gold record plaque
- Signed signature model guitars
- Signed copies of handwritten lyrics
- Signed copies of 'The Duke' EP on CD
- Signed copies of 'The Duke' EP on Vinyl
- Signed copies of Randy Blythe's book
- Plus more

The charity campaign is being hosted via Propeller.la and will launch shortly. 

 Evanescence Announce The Ultimate Collection.

Evanescence.Wednesday 19th October 2016
Universal via Concord are pleased to announce Evanescence’s first ever career spanning vinyl box set encompassing their studio albums, Fallen, The Open Door and Evanescence and for the first time ever, the commercial debut for the previously unreleased demo albumOrigin. The bonus LP, Lost Whispers, collects all the official b-sides and features the studio version of the sought after tour intro 'Lost Whispers' and the first new Evanescence studio recording in years, 'Even In Death (2016)' - release date for single TBC.

Evanescence is a two-time Grammy-winning band fronted by one of the most dynamic women in rock, singer/pianist Amy Lee. Evanescence’s debut album Fallen would ultimately go on to sell 17 million albums worldwide. Two consecutive #1 album debuts followed—The Open Door and the self-titled Evanescence—as well as the multi-platinum live album Anywhere But Home, recorded in Paris during one of their sold-out worldwide tours.

TRACK LISTING:
Origin (1 LP)
A1. Origin
A2. Whisper
A3. Imaginary
A4. My Immortal
A5. Where Will You Go
A6. Field Of Innocence
B1. Even In Death
B2. Anywhere
B3. Lies
B4. Away From Me
B5. Eternal

Fallen (1 LP)
A1. Going Under
A2. Bring Me To Life
A3. Everybody's Fool
A4. My Immortal
A5. Haunted
A6. Tourniquet
B1.  Imaginary
B2. Taking Over Me
B3.  Hello
B4.  My Last Breath
B5.  Whisper

The Open Door (2 LP)
A1. Sweet Sacrifice
A2. Call Me When You're Sober
A3. Weight Of The World
A4. Lithium
B1. Cloud Nine
B2. Snow White Queen
B3. Lacrymosa
C1. Like You
C2. Lose Control
C3. The Only One
D1. Your Star
D2. All That I'm Living For
D3. Good Enough

Evanescence (1 LP)
A1. What You Want
A2. Made Of Stone
A3. The Change
A4. My Heart Is Broken
A5. The Other Side
A6. Erase This
B1. Lost In Paradise
B2. Sick
B3. The End Of The Dream
B4. Oceans
B5. Never Go Back
B6. Swimming Home

Lost Whispers (1 LP)
A1. Lost Whispers
A2. Even In Death (2016)
A3. Missing
A4. Farther Away
A5. Breathe No More
A6. If You Don't Mind
B1. Together Again
B2. The Last Song I'm Wasting On You
B3. A New Way To Bleed
B4. Say You Will
B5. Disappear
B6. Secret Door
'EVANESCENCE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION' IS OUT VIA UNIVERSAL 9TH DECEMBER 2016

 All Time Low Announce Massive 2017 UK Tour.

All Time Low.Wednesday 19th October 2016
Following the immediate sell out of their previously announced show at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Baltimore's All Time Low have today announced a full UK tour for March 2017. Tickets go on general sale this Thursday (20th) at 6pm via www.gigsandtours.com

The chart-topping quartet's last indoor UK headline shows were in arenas in February on their 'Back to the Future Hearts' tour, a run that ended at London's o2 Arena.
TOUR DATES:
MARCH 2017

10: LONDON Eventim Apollo Hammersmith (SOLD OUT)
11: CARDIFF University Great Hall
13: SOUTHAMPTON o2 Guildhall
14: CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
15: LEEDS o2 Academy
16: BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy 1
18: LIVERPOOL Guild of Students
19: BELFAST Ulster Hall
20: DUBLIN Olympia
22: BRISTOL o2 Academy 1
23: MANCHESTER o2 Apollo
24: SHEFFIELD o2 Academy 1
25: NEWCASTLE o2 Academy
27: EDINBURGH Corn Exchange
28: GLASGOW o2 Academy
30: NORWICH The Nick Rayns LCR
31: LONDON o2 Academy Brixton

 Metallica Start To Announce World Tour.

Metallica.Wednesday 19th October 2016
Grammy® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica recently launched "Moth Into Flame", the second track to be taken from their forthcoming album Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, scheduled to be released on the band's own label - Blackened Recordings - on November 18th. The band world premiered the song on The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM and shortly after debuted the video for the song, which was directed by Tom Kirk. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct was produced by Greg Fidelman and is available for pre-order in a variety of configurations HERE.  The band also performed their current single 'Hardwired' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Following a performance at Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York, Metallica played special show on September 27th at Webster Hall for their Fifth Member fan club. All proceeds from the show were donated to City Harvest.

Now the band are starting to roll out tour dates for their 'WorldWired' Tour – which promises to take them to all corners of the globe.  Additional shows are being added all the time at www.metallica.com
Oct 22nd & 23rd        Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA -
                                30 Annual Bridge School Benefit
Oct 26th                   Coliseo De Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Oct 29th                    Parque Bicentenario, Quito, Ecuador
Nov 1st                    Hipodromo De Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
Nov 3rd                    Estadio Cementos Progreso, Guatamala City, Guatemala
Nov 5th                    Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
Jan 11th 2017          Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul, South Korea
Feb 3rd                    Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 5th                    Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 7th                    Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Feb 9th                    Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 25th – 26th Mar  Lollapalooza, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mar 31st – Apr 1st   Lollapalooza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 1st - Apr 2nd    Lolloapalooza, Santiago Chile

 Chelsea Grin Announce 2017 UK Tour.

Chelsea Grin.Wednesday 19th October 2016
Salt Lake City metal powerhouse Chelsea Grin have announced a UK and European tour for early 2017. The band will be supported by Betraying The Martyrs, Make Them Suffer and Void Of Vision.
"We're all really stoked to announce our second ever European/UK headlining tour! And of course we're bringing some good friends along with us. Don't miss out on the Self Inflicted tour! " says Alex Koehler

You can see Chelsea Grin on the following UK and European Tour Dates:
03.02.17 De Klinker Aarschot  Belgium
04.02.17 013 Tilburg Netherlands
05.02.17  Underground  Köln Germany
06.02.17 Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff UK
07.02.17 o2 Institute  Birmingham UK
08.02.17 Cathouse Glasgow UK
09.02.17 Sound Control  Manchester UK
10.02.17 O2 Islington Academy  London UK
11.02.17 Le Petit Bain Paris France
12.02.17 Secret Place Montpellier France
13.02.17 Lemon Madrid Spain
14.02.17 Boveda  Barcelona Spain
15.02.17 Le Marche Gare  Lyon France
16.02.17 Kofmehl  Solothurn Switzerland
17.02.17 Schlachthof Wiesbaden Germany
18.02.17 Vaudeville Lindau Germany
19.02.17 Legend Club Milano Italy
20.02.17 Szene Wien Austria
21.02.17 Durer Kurt Budapest  Hungary
22.02.17 Z-Bau Nürnberg Germany
23.02.17 Lido Berlin Germany
24.02.17 Pumpehuset Copenhagen Denmark
26.02.17 Tavastia Helsinki Finland
28.02.17 Klubben Stockholm Sweden
01.03.17 Kajskjul 46 Gothenburg Sweden
02.03.17 Logo Hamburg Germany  
03.03.17 Eventwerk Dresden Germany
04.03.17 Rise Up Festival Judenburg Austria
05.03.17 Backstage München Germany

The bands Rise Record Debut album 'Self Inflicted' was released in the Summer.

The band  shared songs 'Skin Deep' and 'Clickbait' off the release.

Self Inflicted Artwork and Track Listing:
01. Welcome Back
02. Four Horsemen
03. Love Song
04. Clickbait
05. Skin Deep
06. Scratching and Screaming
07. Strung Out
08. Broken Bonds
09. Life Sentence
10. Never, Forever
11. Say Goodbye

 Jimmy Eat World To Embark On UK Tour In November.

Jimmy Eat World.Tuesday 18th October 2016
Due to overwhelming demand Jimmy Eat World today announce a second London show at O2 Kentish Town Forum on their forthcoming UK & European tour after selling out The Troxy last week. This follows two intimate headline shows the band recently sold out in the last two months at Bush Hall and The Islington Assembly Hall around the announcement of their new album 'Integrity Blues' available to pre-order now:
Exclusive coloured vinyl packages direct from the band: http://bit.ly/IntegrityUK
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JEWIBi
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/JEWIBaz

Tickets will be available for the newly added O2 Kentish Town Forum date via the band's website on September 30th from 10am: http://bit.ly/JimmyForum

The Mesa Arizona four piece's show at The Forum is the latest addition to a 14 date UK & European leg of their world tour in support of their forthcoming album 'Integrity Blues' out on October 21st.
Recently unveiled singles including hard-charged pop-rock 'Get Right' and the self reflective, euphoric 'Sure and Certain' tease the much anticipated new album's exciting range of tempos and textures.
'Integrity Blues' is the band's ninth studio album release, and was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnson (Paramore, M83,Young The Giant).

Undisputedly one of the most influential pop-punk rock acts of the past 20 years, Jimmy Eat World powered the 90's emo scene with inimitable songwriting and epic live performances that made them a cult phenomenon. JEW's strike rate on hit records since then speak for themselves; alongside 2001's "The Middle", the likes of "Pain", "Work", "Sweetness" and "Always Be" have not only helped them attain chart success here but also a vehemently loyal fanbase in the UK and around the world.

As Jimmy Eat World return to the world stage once more with a huge new record and a highly anticipated world tour, fans are fast making this a moment not to be missed.

Jimmy Eat World will play the following UK dates in 2016:
Nov. 4 Guildhall Southampton
Nov. 5 Troxy – London SOLD OUT
Nov. 7 Olympia Dublin
Nov. 8 Limelight Belfast

Nov. 9 Barrowland Glasgow

Nov. 10 Academy Manchester

Nov. 19 Academy Bristol SOLD OUT
Nov. 20 Academy – Birmingham
Nov. 21 The Forum London NEW

For tickets to all upcoming Jimmy Eat World Tour Dates go here: http://www.jimmyeatworld.com/

'Integrity Blues' will be released October 21st on RCA Records,
track listing below:
1. You With Me
2. Sure and Certain
3. It Matters
4. Pretty Grids
5. Pass The Baby
6. Get Right
7. You Are Free
8. The End Is Beautiful
9. Through
10. Integrity Blues
11. Pol Roger

 Rossington To Release 'Take It On Faith' Album.

Rossington.Wednesday 19th October 2016
Rossington - Gary Rossington, the legendary founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, whom many call The First Lady of Southern Rock, release the heartfelt, soul-grabbing, bluesy new album Take It On Faith, November 4, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records.  The duo has been making beautiful music together for over 35 years beginning when Dale opened for Skynyrd in '77 while she was singing with 38 Special, then as part of Rossington Collins Band in the '80s and then and now as part of the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd family. 

Take It On Faith is comprised of 12 songs that are all ably supplemented by an ace studio band that was put together by the album's producer and engineer, David Z (Prince, Etta James, Buddy Guy).  The line-up reads like a who's who of studio masters (full list below) including Ben Fowler (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams, Billy Currington, Sara Evans), who provided additional mixing and production, players such as the late Richie Hayward on drums, Jack Holder on guitar, Bruce McCabe on piano and keyboards and David Smith on bass as well as some great guests including ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons who co-wrote "Good Side of Good," Delbert McClinton blowing a mean harp to butter up some tasty guitar licks from two-time Grammy-Award winning producer, hit songwriter, recording artist and session guitarist, Gary Nicholson on "Dance While You're Cookin'" as well as Bekka Bramlett, who has sung with everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Billy Joel to Robert Plant over the years.

As a guitar player, Gary is a master and it's evident on tracks like "Shame on Me" and "Good Side of Good," reinforcing the man's expertise on his chosen instrument.  From the unstoppable drive of "Highway of Love" to the gritty lament of "Shame on Me" to the gutsy guitar showcase on "Too Many Rainy Days," Take It On Faith spotlights the many facets of Gary and Dale's intuitive chemistry, hearkening back to the roots of fine Rossington Collins Band hits like "Don't Misunderstand Me," "Prime Time," and "Opportunity."  

Gary co-founded The Rossington Collins Band with Collins in 1980. The band released two albums, including the 1981 Gold album Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere which yielded the rock hit "Don't Misunderstand Me," featuring Gary's wife Dale on lead vocals.  But they disbanded in 1982 after the death of Collins' wife, Kathy. Gary and Dale then formed The Rossington Band, which released two albums in 1986 and 1988, respectively.

For years, neither Gary nor Dale had any plans to cut another record together under the Rossington umbrella, content to share both stage and studio with their fellow Lynyrd Skynyrd brothers and sisters. Eventually, though, they realized they couldn't ignore the wishes of their ardent fans any longer. "We do meet and greets every night when we're on tour," says Gary "and fans just kept asking us if we were ever going to do anything again, and we kept saying no but even the Skynyrd band would say during those meet and greets, 'Hey, go do something — the fans want to hear it.' Finally, we thought, 'Well, let's just do it.'  "Right now, we consider it a gift to the fans. We did it for them, and I hope they like it. They asked us to do something again, so we did it. We seized that opportunity, and ran with it. And we're real excited it's finally coming out."

Tom Lipsky, President of Loud & Proud Records, commented "It is a joy and an honor to bring this very special music to the fans. Take It On Faith is beautiful and personal, full of emotion crafted with superb musicianship, and it showcases the extraordinary talent of both Gary and Dale."
 Take It On Faith Track listing:
1. Highway of Love
2. I Should've Known
3. Take It On Faith
4. Light A Candle
5. Dance While You're Cookin'
6. Shame On Me
7. Good Side of Good
8. Through My Eyes
9. Something Fishy
10. Too Many Rainy Days
11. Where Did Love Go
12. Two Very Different Things

Players on Take It On Faith:
Gary Rossington - guitar
Dale Rossington - vocals
Jack Holder - guitar
Richie Hayward - drums
Bruce McCabe - piano, keyboards
Delbert McClinton- harmonica
Gary Nicholson - guitar
David Smith - bass
Reese Winans - organ
Kenny Greenburg - guitar overdubs
Michael Rojas – piano
Gordon Mote - piano and B3 overdubs
Shawn Camp - dobro
Bekka Bramlett & Vicki Hampton - additional vocals

 The Damned Announce Massive UK Tour.

The Damned.Wednesday 19th October 2016
Punk legends The Damned have announced a huge UK tour taking in more than twenty towns and cities across the UK, and have revealed they are currently working on a brand new album for 2017.

Celebrated as the most entertaining of the original punk bands, The Damned were the very first British band to release a punk single (their mighty debut "New Rose", released on 22nd October 1976), the first to release an album (1977's 'Damned Damned Damned') and also the first to tour America. From the very first moment they started playing live in tiny punk clubs in 1976, The Damned quickly gained a reputation as a band who would always deliver an accomplished live set.

To cap their incredible 40th Anniversary year, which has already seen the band play a memorable set at Coachella Festival, where The LA Times raved; "The Damned's no-future UK punk thrash sounded gritty and immediate" and Rolling Stone claimed their set as 'One Of The "20 Best Things We Saw" and also deliver a blistering three-hour show at a completely sold-out London Royal Albert Hall in the summer, The Damned will play across the UK this winter on dates listed below where they will be playing their legendary debut album 'Damned Damned Damned' in full, plus a career-spanning retrospective set.

The band are currently recording a new studio album, with exclusive merchandise and experiences available to pre-order now via Pledge Music - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-damned-new-album.

Following a new film documentary on The Damned, 'Don't You Wish That We Were Dead', directed by Wes Orshoski (Lemmy), released in 2015 to much acclaim, BMG Music will release a new 40th anniversary 'Art Of The Album' CD, digital & heavyweight vinyl LP special-edition of the band's classic debut album, 'Damned Damned Damned,' complete with extensive new sleeve notes, in February 2017.

Always unforgettable, The Damned continue to wave the flag for originality, stick two fingers up to mediocrity and celebrate a DIY punk ethos in the face of plastic entertainment and scripted reality. Original members David Vanian and Captain Sensible never expected to still be doing it 40 years later, but here they are in town for one night only, as their loyal following will attest, all simply because they are still an incredible live band who sound as fresh and exciting as they did way back in 1976.

See The Damned live through November and December on the dates below. Tickets are on sale now at - http://www.officialdamned.com/tour/.

LIVE DATES

November
12 Leamington Spa, The Assembly
13 Nottingham, Rock City
15 Guildford, G-Live
16 Wrexham, William Aston Hall
17 Leeds, 02 Academy
18 Manchester, Academy
19 Newcastle, 02 Academy
20 Glasgow, 02 ABC
22 Cambridge, Junction
23 Norwich, Waterfront
24 Brighton, Dome
25 Gillingham, Britannia Theatre
26 London, 02 Brixton Academy
27 Cardiff, Tramshed
29 Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
30 Bristol, Motion

December
1 Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
2 Weymouth, Pavilions
3 Plymouth, University (Main Hall)
4 Exeter, Phoenix Centre
9 Margate, Winter Gardens

 Devilskin To release New Alb um 'Be Like The River'.

Devilskin.TuesdaY 18Yh October 2016
DEVILSKIN are amped to announce their second studio album, Be Like The River will release on Friday November 11, 2016. 

To coincide with the release of Be Like The River,  the band unveil a new video for the single Pray

Pray is a killer track with a punchy, combative riff and a deep message about friendship, betrayal and hope. Watch now  the Pray video directed by Tim Van Dammen here.

The band comment "we are beyond excited to be releasing our new studio album Be Like The River on November 11th. The title comes from a lyric of ours 'Be like the river and cut through the stone', the message is about reaching your goals through perseverance and unwavering determination. It has been an incredible journey so far for Devilskin and we feel this album really encapsulates and represents our evolution as a band, as songwriters and as people." 

Be Like The River will be available as an 11 track album, 13 track deluxe pack and Gatefold LP vinyl edition.  Pre Sales are available now from iTunes. 

The album was recorded at Modern World Studios, Tetbury in the United Kingdom after Devilskin's European Tour. After the success of We Rise the band maintained their strong working relationships, continuing the very successful and creative association with Producer Clint Murphy, Murphy produced and mixed the album, and working alongside Ryan Smith from Sterling Sound New York who mastered both albums.

Barny Bewick from Indium Design created the artwork for the album. Devilskin say "we are incredibly proud of these songs and it was crucial to have the right visuals for the album so we again utilised the talents of Barny to create artwork that is as stunning and evocative as the music on the album." 

Devilskin's debut album We Rise released in 2014, went straight to the top of the charts remaining as the Number 1 Album and Number 1 Kiwi Artist Album for 3 weeks and achieving Gold Sales after only 2 weeks.  UK and European show followed where the band were met by critical acclaim  . 

Devilskin have established themselves as a household name in their native New Zealand. Formed in Hamilton in 2010 this four piece rock band are bonded by blood. Paul (bass) and Nic (drums) are father and son, Jennie (vocals) is Nics' Aunt and Pauls' sister in law, Nail (guitar) is Pauls evil twin.

Following the release of their second album Be Like The River Devilskin  "start 2017 with a massive gig in Christchurch out doors & next to Canterbury Cathedral that was damaged in the earthquakes in 2010, we see the New Year in with our friends HALESTORM before we head to Australia with them for some shows on the East Coast. We definitely want to get back to the UK and Europe early in the new year and we are currently locking in dates. Watch this space! "

 The Cadillac Three Release New Single.

The Cadillac Three.Tuesday 18 October 2016
Nashville trio The Cadillac Three have revealed a live video of them performing their latest single 'Drunk Like You', which appears on the critically acclaimed new album Bury Me In My Boots, out now.

The session sees the band playing a stripped back version of the country rock anthem as well as featuring album tracks 'Runnin' Red Lights' and 'Ship Faced'. The beautiful acoustic performances showcase their musical and songwriting talents in these raw and unplugged performances with 'Graffiti' being released on October 21st and 'White Lightning' on November 4th. 

The videos follow their highly praised US National Television debut where The Cadillac Three performed fan-favourite 'The South' live on NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers last month.

WATCH THE SOUTH LIVE ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS HERE

The Grammy-nominated, chart-topping frontman Jaren Johnston and his musical comrades, Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel), have seen a wave of worldwide support since releasing Bury Me In My Boots on Big Machine Records in August. The album debuted at no.8 in the Official Album Charts on the first day of sales and dominated the Country Charts on both iTunes and Amazon.

The Cadillac Three were named 'Best New Band' in the 2014 UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015. The band recently brought their Southern swagger to the London's legendary Abbey Road studios were they filmed a number of exclusive live versions of their songs.

Having established a loyal following in the UK with multiple sold-out headline dates and their recent electrifying performance at Ramblin' Man Fair, The Cadillac Three will be returning to the UK for their Don't Forget The Whiskey headline tour next month.

Tickets are available now through Live Nation.

DON'T FORGET THE WHISKEY TOUR – NOVEMBER 2016

5th – Manchester, O2 Ritz
6th – London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
7th – Cambridge, Junction
9th – Glasgow, O2 Abc
10th – Birmingham, O2 Academy
11th – Bristol, O2 Academy
13th – Belfast, Empire Music Hall
14th – Dublin, Whelans
15th – Berlin, Frannz Club
16th – Cologne, Mtc
17th – Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
18th – Munich, Backstage Hall
20th – Amsterdam, Melkweg Sugarfactory
22nd– Madrid, Chango Club

 PHil Collins Is Back.

Phil Collins.Thursday 13th October 2016
One of the great British musicians is back performing, returning to the stage for his first live dates in 10 years. 

June 2017 will see Phil Collins perform a 5 night residency at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, as well as shows in Paris and Cologne.

With 100 million record sales to his name, Number 1 albums the world over and songs that have soundtracked millions of lives, Phil Collins is a legend whose work has received growing acclaim as a new generation of artists have discovered and been inspired by an incredible career.

Artists from Adele, to Pharrell, Lorde, Kanye West and Beyoncé have talked of their love for his music in recent times, since Phil announced his retirement from music in 2011. He last toured in 2007.

Phil made his live return at an event for his own Little Dreams Foundation last year, before performing two of his biggest hits at the opening of the US Open tennis in New York in August, inspiring him to announce his first headline tour in a decade.

"I thought I would retire quietly," says Phil of his return, "But thanks to the fans, my family and support from some extraordinary artists I have rediscovered my passion for music and performing. It's time to do it all again and I'm excited.  It just feels right." 

One the most successful artists of his generation, with more UK Top 40 singles than any other artist of the 1980s, Phil Collins came to prominence first as drummer and then as frontman of Genesis, making his solo debut with 1981's album Face Value, containing smash hit single 'In The Air Tonight.'  

He followed this with an extraordinary run as a prolific hit maker.  3 UK Number ones  - Easy Lover, You Can't Hurry Love and Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) - as well as 7 US Number 1s and global smashes including One More Night, Separate Lives, Two Hearts, Another Day In Paradise, I Wish It Would Rain Down, Both Sides Of The Story and Dance Into The Light to name but a few.

His long awaited memoir Not Dead Yet: The Autobiography will be published this week by Penguin Random House and after reissuing all of Phil Collins' studio records throughout this year, a career-spanning selection of hits 'The Singles' will be available on 2 CD, 3 CD, 4 LP and digital download from Atlantic Records on October 14th.

Phil Collins - Not Dead Yet: Live 2017
June 2017
UK:
4th - London - Royal Albert Hall 
5th - London - Royal Albert Hall 
7th - London - Royal Albert Hall 
8th - London - Royal Albert Hall 
9th - London - Royal Albert Hall

Germany:
11th - Cologne LANXESS Arena 
12th - Cologne LANXESS Arena 

France:
18th - Paris Accor Hotels Arena 
19th - Paris Accor Hotels Arena 

Tickets: 
General on sale starts October 21 at 9am
www.philcollins.com

 Mel C Announces UK Tour.

Mel C.Thursday 13th October 2016
With her highly anticipated stunning seventh album 'Version Of Me' out this Friday on her own Red Girl Records label, Melanie C announces an exciting run of UK dates in April next year. Melanie will take 'Version Of Me' on the road to five major cities across the UK, including a show at Shepherds Bush Empire on April 8th.

Recorded in LA and London, 'Version Of Me' is a richly textured, lushly atmospheric, deeply personal album which lays bare her life over beats, shimmering synths, striking percussion and strings. It's Melanie as you've always known her – adventurous, honest, infectiously pop – but as you've never heard her before.

Melanie C plays:

April 2017
Tue 4th                                    GLASGOW, O2 ABC
Wed 5th                           LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy 1
Thu 6th                                    MANCHESTER, O2 Ritz
Sat 8th                                     LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sun 9th                                    BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute 1

Pre-sale tickets are available via gigsandtours.com from 10am on Wednesday 19th October. Tickets go on general sale Friday 21st October at 10am. VIP Packages will be available.

Since going solo back in 1999, Melanie C has enjoyed 2 number 1 singles, 6 Top 10 singles and over 3 million album sales. Melanie C launched Red Girl Records in 2004 and has released four albums to date on the label: 2005's 'Beautiful Intentions', 2007's 'This Time', 2011's 'The Sea' and 2012's 'Stages'.

 Trivium To Re-release 'Ember To Inferno' Album.

Trivium.Tuesday 18th October 2016
Florida's Trivium have spent the past decade-plus, building their reputation and steadily rising to prominence, becoming one of the main torchbearers of heavy metal in the modern era. With millions of albums sold globally and numerous world tours (from Ozzfest, Mayhem, and Download to opening for Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden to extensive headline treks), Trivium began their journey in 2003 with their debut album Ember To Inferno. The record quickly captured the attention of the band's earliest fans as well as the ears of A&R reps at Roadrunner Records, who rapidly signed the band and went on to release their watershed album Ascendancy in 2005. Ember To Inferno was the catalyst for what was to come and it has been out of print for several years... until now.

The band and 5B Artist Management have partnered with Cooking Vinyl to re-release the album, along with a deluxe edition that includes 13 additional early versions of songs that have never been previously available yet have earnt evasive legend status among the diehards. It's a true treasure trove of material that will delight the staunchest Trivium fans and beyond.

"The purpose of this release is to show the very early beginnings of Trivium—perhaps an era unbeknownst to most listeners of the band," said Trivium vocalist and guitarist Matt Heafy. "To look back at Ember as the starting point of Trivium becoming recognized worldwide is a staggering thought for me, considering I was 16/17 years old during the writing and recording of the record...As a kid, I always said the 'goal' was to be in a massive metal band. I don't think I actually knew what it would mean to have fans in different parts of the world, and I still can't believe people care so much that they actually want to hear the music that pre-dates our Roadrunner-years. To this day, I am still completely blown away that people are singing words to songs I wrote when I was 16 years old. It's an amazing feeling."

Ember To Inferno will be released in four configurations, with the deluxe editions containing the band's earliest songs "Ruber" (aka the Red Demo), "Caeruleus" (aka the Blue Demo) and "Flavus" (aka the Yellow Demo). Fans can pre-order all formats online via https://triv.lnk.to/ETI.

The formats available are:

  • Ember To Inferno — Standard CD.
  • Ember To Inferno — Standard Vinyl LP, which is the original album in a 2LP Gatefold on orange/black marble vinyl.
  • Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio — Deluxe CD, which is the original album with new artwork, plus 13 bonus tracks and expanded booklet in a digipak. The 13 bonus tracks are the band's earliest songs - "Ruber" (aka the Red Demo), "Caeruleus" (aka the Blue Demo) and "Flavus" (aka the Yellow Demo).
  • Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio — Deluxe 5LP Box, which is five coloured LPs in a special box including the original album in a 2LP Gatefold on orange/black marble vinyl, the expanded booklet, a poster, a stencil, and 13 bonus tracks over three LPs. The 13 bonus tracks are the band's earliest songs - "Ruber" (aka the Red Demo) on transparent red vinyl, "Caeruleus" (aka the Blue Demo) on transparent blue vinyl, and "Flavus" (aka the Yellow Demo) on transparent yellow vinyl.


EMBER TO INFERNO - STANDARD EDITION TRACK LIST
1. Inception: The Bleeding Skies
2. Pillars Of Serpents
3. If I Could Collapse The Masses
4. Fugue (A Revelation)
5. Requiem
6. Ember To Inferno
7. Ashes
8. To Burn The Eye
9. Falling To Grey  
10. My Hatred  
11. When All Light Dies
12. A View Of Burning Empires

EMBER TO INFERNO: AB INITIO DELUXE ONLY BONUS TRACKS
Ruber (On Transparent Red Vinyl for Box Set)
1. Pain
2. Thrust
3. Lake Of Fire
Caeruleus (On Transparent Blue Vinyl for Box Set)
4. To Burn The Eye
5. Requiem
6. Fugue
7. My Hatred
8. The Storm
9. Sworn
10. Demon
Flavus (On Transparent Yellow Vinyl for Box Set)
11. Like Light To The Flies
12. Blinding Tears Will Break The Skies
13. The Deceived

Trivium are currently wrapping their latest U.S. headline tour in support of Silence In the Snow. The band returns to Europe for headline dates February-March 2017. The UK leg is as follows:
Sat 11th Feb - DUBLIN Academy
Sun 12th Feb - BELFAST Limelight
Tue 14th Feb - BIRMINGHAM Institute
Wed 15th Feb - MANCHESTER Academy
Thu 16th Feb - GLASGOW Barrowlands
Fri 17th Feb - LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 18th Feb - NOTTINGHAM Rock City

 The Qemists Release New Song With Hacktivist.

Qemists.Tuesday 18th October 2016
Following on from tours with Enter Shikari and Crossfaith, plus a slew of summer festivals across Europe, THE QEMISTS are now set to release Jungle, their third single from this year's Warrior Sound album. The track features none other than the mighty Hacktivist.

THE QEMISTS’ Dan Arnold says of the collaboration:

“When we started making Warrior Sound, Hacktivist were right up there on our list of people we'd love to collaborate with. Jungle was one of the first tracks to be created for the record and we knew we wanted Ben and J to feature on it.

“Like Run You, we felt that Jungle was a track that really defined Warrior Sound sonically, and the guys got the vibe straight away. They were hyped when they arrived at our studio in Brighton, and their verses connected like a right hook!”

The single release is accompanied by an explosive video by Video Ink, the company behind THE QEMISTS' hugely popular Run You video, which has accumulated close to one million views.

“Fired up was the aim of the game when it came to making the video”, says Dan. “We thank the guys for their help on a long and hot day, in an abandoned factory, during a heat wave. It was awesome to hang out with them too, during the few breaks we had in a balls-to-the-wall schedule!”

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEQ_I7lLTRk

THE QEMISTS play the Voodoo Rock Halloween Ball at Electrowerkz, Islington on 28th October before heading out for more tour dates in France, Czech Republic and Russia.

THE QEMISTS are, in many ways, something of a conundrum. They’re rock kids seduced by the dancefloor, dance kids equally happy playing live instruments or building tracks on the computer, drum & bass aficionados who believe their hurtling breakbeats sound best under big muscular metallic guitar riffs.

Jungle is available on Spotify now: http://smarturl.it/qemists-jungle

Warrior Sound was released via Amazing Record Co. on 4th March 2016. It is available from all the usual digital sites, and on CD and double heavyweight vinyl from: www.musicglue.com/the-qemists

Tour dates:
28/10 – Electrowerkz, London, UK
10/11 – La Citrouille, St Briuec, France
12/11 – Fleda, Brno, CZ
13/11 – Roxy, Prague, CZ
17/11 – Universite de Poitiers, France
18/11 – Glazart, Paris, France
19/11 – Les Cuizine, Chelles, France
25/11 – Club Opera, Saint Petersburg, Russia
26/11 – Volta, Moscow, Russia

 Silverstein Back with New Single 'Ghost'.

Silverstein.Tuesday 18th October 2016
Silverstein have released a video for new song 'Ghost.' and posted the below message this morning.  

The band will be back in the UK this winter for the Rise Up tour with Memphis May Fire, The Devil Wears Prada and Like Moths To Flames. 
You can buy the new single 'Ghost' of iTunes here. 

You can see the Rise Up Tour at the following dates:
 29th November Norwich, Waterfront -TICKETS
30th November London, Koko - TICKETS
1st December Manchester, Academy 2 - TICKETS
 2nd December Newcastle, Riverside - TICKETS
3rd December Glasgow, Garage - TICKETS
5th December Birmingham, Asylum - TICKETS
6th December Leeds, Stylus - TICKETS
7th December Nottingham, Rescue Rooms - TICKETS
9th December Bristol, 02 Academy 1 - TICKETS
10th December Southampton, Engine Rooms - TICKETS

Tickets on sale now.
Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. The journey from Burlington to over 40 countries manifests itself in the sounds of six full-length albums, countless EPs, and singles- though perhaps never more saliently than it is heard now. Some 1,760 shows, and over one million albums sold have yet to satiate the dynamic five piece, nor their eager listeners worldwide.

 Emmure Sign To SharpTone Records.

Emmure.Tuesday 18th October 2016
EMMURE have announced the signing of a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast / SharpTone Records and are set to release their 7th studio album. This album will mark the first appearance with the new line up. Hear their new single "Torch" at  www.torchtheearth.com 
 
Details for the bands upcoming album are yet to be revealed.
NEW ALBUM COMING EARLY 2017

TOUR DATES: 
10/16 Toluca , Mexico ( KNOT FEST )
North America - w/ Attila, Chelsea Grin & Sylar
10/18 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
10/19 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
10/20 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/21 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/22 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/23 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
10/24 St. Andrews Hall @ Detroit, MI
10/25 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/26 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/27 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
10/28 Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
10/29 St Louis, MO @ Pop's
10/30 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
10/31 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall *No Attila
11/1 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/2 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/3 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
11/6 Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
11/7 Pomona, CA |The Glasshouse
11/8 Phoenix, AZ @ Livewire
11/9 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/10 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
11/11 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
11/12 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11/13 Houston, TX @ Warehouse
11/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/16 Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
11/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
11/18 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/19 Jacksonville, FL @ Limes *Emmure Only
11/20 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco *Emmure Only
 
Europe/UK - w/ After The Burial, Fit For A King, Oceans Ate Alaska, Loathe
13/01 Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage
14/01 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
15/01 Belgium Hasselt @ Muziekodroom
16/01 UK Southampton @ The 1865
17/01 UK Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
18/01 UK Manchester @ Sound Control
19/01 UK Glasgow @ Garage
20/01 UK London @ o2 Islington Academy
21/01 UK Leeds @ Key Club

22/01 France Paris @ La Maroquinerie
24/01 Spain Madrid @ Caracol
25/01 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz
26/01 France Lyon @ CCO
27/01 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo
28/01 Italy Milano @ Legend Club
29/01 Germany München @ Backstage
30/01 Austria Wien @ Arena
31/01 Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kurt
01/02 Czech Rep Prague @ Futurum
02/02 Germany Berlin @ Lido
03/02 Denmark Copenhagen @ Beta
04/02 Sweden Gothenburg @ Sticky Fingers
05/02 Sweden Stockholm @ Klubben Fryshuset
07/02 Finland Helsinki @ Nosturi
09/02 Germany Bremen @ Aladin
10/02 Holland Amsterdam @ Melkweg
11/02 Germany Leipzig @ Felsenkeller

 As It Is Announce second Album 'Okay'.

As It Is.Tuesday 18th October 2016
Brighton,'s As It Is have today released the next single from their highly-anticipated forthcoming second album, 'okay.'. The video for 'Pretty Little Distance' is action packed, featuring a nod to the Back to the Future films and is in keeping with the album's concept.

okay. aims to bring a truly relatable and deeply personal story to the band's audience -- a conceptual world that puts listeners into the band's shoes and conveys a common realisation that it's "okay to not be okay." Working with producer Mike Green (Pierce The Veil, All Time Low), As It Is use the record to trek through intimate experiences surrounding their personal lives and everyday battles that they hope will resonate with fans in a unique way, leaving them with lasting encouragement and inspiration. 

"These are by far the most personal and honest songs we've ever written," vocalist Patty Walters explains. "We made a conscious effort to truly push ourselves musically and lyrically, to create something that didn't feel entirely safe or calculated. We wrote songs about our families, our personal lives, and our struggles more vulnerably than ever before, hoping to encapsulate sincere moments in our lives. We feel a huge sense of pride having created this record, and we're immensely excited to share it with the world. We love and cherish you all for supporting us and giving us this opportunity."

The tracklisting for 'okay.' is:
1. Pretty Little Distance
2. Okay
3. Hey Rachel
4. Patchwork Love
5. Curtains Close
6. No Way Out
7. Soap
8. Austen
9. Until I Return
10. The Coast Is Where Home Is
11. Still Remembering 

Pre-order options for the new album are available at AsItIsOfficial.com.

 Avenged Sevenfold Welcome You To The Stage.

Avenged Sevenfold.Thursday 13th October 2016
With no prior warning AVENGED SEVENFOLD launched a new single and video today, 13th October 2016.  Entitled The Stage you can watch the video on the links above.

The band recently added a second night at London's O2 Arena after the original date sold out in matter of weeks. This is a huge achievement for a band whose dedicated fans appreciate that they have never compromised their end goals. The band will now headline the O2 Arena on January 21 and 22, tickets are on sale now. The band's first UK tour for three years is set to call at Dublin's 3Arena before stops at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena, Sheffield Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham's Genting Arena, Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena and Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena. Tickets are priced £45/£37.50 regionally and £45/£37.50/£30 for London (subject to booking fee) via www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

In December 2013 AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated their No. 1 album 'Hail To The King' with a sold out arena tour taking in Manchester, Birmingham and London's Wembley Arena.  They followed that with an awe inspiring headline slot at Download Festival in June 2014 cementing their unshakable reputation for breath-taking live performances. 

January 2017
Saturday 7th     Dublin, 3Arena
Tuesday 10th    Glasgow The SSE Hydro
Thursday 12th  Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 13th       Birmingham Genting Arena
Sunday 15th      Sheffield Arena
Monday 16th    Manchester Arena
Wed 18th          Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 19th  Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 21st   London O2 Arena
Sunday 22nd     London O2 Arena over 25 million streams.

 Kings Of Leon Announce February Arena Tour.

Kings Of Leon.Thursday 13th October 2016
Kings of Leon have today announced UK arena tour dates for 2017 – their first UK shows in over two years. The run of shows will open in Leeds on February 19 and culminate on February 27 in Glasgow.

The multi-platinum selling band will release their highly anticipated seventh studio album 'WALLS' on October 14th (tomorrow) through Columbia Records. The Grammy Award winning group decided to return to their recording roots in Los Angeles and worked with famed producer Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine). The album has received widespread critical acclaim with NME declaring the, 'Kings are well and truly back' and Rolling Stone describing the new music as, 'Kings at their best'.

The tour will see the band play the following dates:
 
19th Feb – Leeds First Direct Arena
20th Feb - Birmingham Genting Arena
24th Feb - Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
25th Feb - Liverpool Echo Arena
27th Feb - Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

Pre-order WALLS on:

iTunes - http://smarturl.it/WALLSi
Amazon - http://smarturl.it/WALLSaz
Google - http://smarturl.it/WALLSg

Tickets are on-sale from 9:30am on Thursday 20th October priced at £65 / £55/ £45 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Ed Harcourt For UK Tour.

Ed Harcourt.Thursday 13th October 2016
Ed Harcourt has released one of the albums of the year. Furnaces has been hailed unanimously by the critics as the record of his career. Ed releases the latest track taken from it, 'Loup Garou' impacting November 18th on Polydor Records.

Working closely with legendary producer Flood, (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Foals), 'Furnaces' is Ed's most ambitious and abrasive album to date and 'Loup Garou' is one of its many highlights.

The track was inspired by Charles Mackay's book Extraordinary Popular Delusions & The Madness of Crowds. Ed explains, "a 'Loup Garou' was known in France as a werewolf. People in villages would accuse the local hermit or village idiot of being a shapeshifting demon, blaming them for savagely murdering their children or causing plagues or illnesses. Loup Garous had nails driven into them for punishment and as such it could have much in common with the current public shaming that exists on social media."

After four blistering shows in two weeks at Glastonbury, headlining The Deaf Institute and The Borderline and the 2nd stage in Hyde Park supporting Carole King, Ed played a stunning full band show at a packed out Village Underground last week to rave reviews.

His next jaunt will be a rawkus affair as support for one of the breakout bands of 2016, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. 
 
Ed plays the following dates (supports Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats from 9th November):
October
Tues 18th LONDON, Roundhouse (Music Venue Trust show) 
Wed 19th  LONDON, Proud (Big Issue's 25th Anniversary)
November
Friday 4th   CARDIFF, Brickstock Festival
Wed 9th      SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall               
Thurs 10th   LEEDS, O2 Academy                               
Fri 11th        GLASGOW, Barrowlands                                    
Sat 12th       GLASGOW, Barrowlands                                   
Mon 14th     BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
Tues 15th    LONDON, Brixton Academy                  
Thurs 17th   LEICESTER, DeMonfort Hall
Fri 18th        MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Sat 19th       BRISTOL, Colston Hall                               
Sun 20th      NORWICH, UEA                                          
 
Ed will also play a solo show alongside Everything Everything and Public Service Broadcasting (with more acts to be announced shortly) at the Roundhouse on the 18th October, for an event in support of the Music Venue Trust.

Despite his busy year, Ed has also launched a series of podcasts in which he interviews some of his collaborators including Paloma Faith, The Libertines, 'Furnaces' producer Flood and 'Furnaces' cover artist Ralph Steadman. You can download from iTunes or listen on Soundcloud. See Ed's website for more details. 

Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. Having previously released six critically acclaimed albums, he also wrote and performed 'The Way That I Live', the soundtrack to Burberry's 2014/15 festive campaign, which has garnered

 The Amity Affliction Release Video For 'All Fucked Up'.

The amity Affliction.Thursday 13th October 2016
Roadrunner recording group, The Amity Affliction, have debuted the official video for their latest single "All F*cked Up," from their new album THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK. The video, which was directed by the band's frontman Joel Birch along with Ryan Mackfall, is streaming now at www.theamityaffliction.net.

"All F*cked Up" is the third video released from the new LP and follows the band's two part epic laid out in the videos for, "I Bring The Weather With Me" and "This Could Be Heartbreak."

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK – which is available now in a variety of limited edition physical bundles via www.theamityaffliction.net – has earned acclaim and attention world wide, including a front cover of Rolling Stone AustraliaKerrang! awarded the album four Ks in a lead review, hailing it as the band's "personal-best" while noting, "This is heartbreak, and The Amity Affliction have rendered it more magnificently than ever." "(The Amity Affliction's) ear for an unstoppable melody demands respect," declared Metal Hammer, while Blunt noted, "(THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK) strikes from a darker angle...its melancholy burns fervent." "Synth-soaked tracks and lyrical masterpieces dominate the album," raved Vulture Magazine, "showing the Amity boys have an ability to provide a definitive yet ever-evolving sound, tying in new fans while still catering to the old." "(THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK) glistens with vivid memories and brutal honesty that is unapologetic," wrote Outburn, while Alternative Press summed it best: "The Amity Affliction are at their strongest."

The Amity Affliction are currently celebrating THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK with an epic world tour, and traverse the USA until late October. The band then return to the UK in December, for the following shows: Sun 4th Dec - BRISTOL O2 Academy, Mon 5th Dec - MANCHESTER O2 Ritz, Tue 6th Dec - LONDON Roundhouse, Thu 8th Dec - GLASGOW ABC, Fri 9th Dec - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute, and Sat 10th Dec - NORWICH Waterfront.  For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theamityaffliction.net/tour.

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

THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK follows The Amity Affliction's ARIA platinum-certified #1 album, LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME, which proved an to be an international breakthrough for the group.  LET THE OCEAN TAKE ME marked The Amity Affliction's second consecutive time topping the ARIA Album Chart following 2012's gold-certified CHASING GHOSTS. More recently, the band released SEEMS LIKE FOREVER, the #1 ARIA gold-certified documentary chronicling The Amity Affliction's history up through their epic "Let The Ocean Take Me World Tour," which saw the band performing in front of capacity crowds around the globe, including sold-out shows at New York City's Irving Plaza and London's KOKO.  Furthermore, the band's most recent single, "Shine On" came in at #25 on Triple J's "Hottest 100" of 2016. For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has confronted the darkest edges of man's existence through their music and with SEVERED TIES, 2008's full-length debut, and 2010's ARIA gold-certified follow-up, YOUNGBLOODS, The Amity Affliction established themselves as leading force in the heavy music world.

 This Be The Verse Announce Self Titled Debut Album.

This Be The Verse.Thursday 13th October 2016
Following the exclusive first play of single "Unveil" on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter, Kerrang! and Metal Hammer new artist features and a tour with Black Peaks and Heck - This Be The Verse are thrilled to announce the October 21st release of their self titled debut album.  PRE ORDER THE ALBUM HERE

Be sure to check out the beautiful, thought-provoking video for "Unveil" over on the band's YouTube channel.  Check it out here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6hNr-YGfwo

Formed in 2014, This Be The Verse are an industrial rock band from London. The brainchild of vocalist, guitarist and producer Cyrus King, the band released 'The Consequences EP' in 2014, which was mixed by Steve Sears (Gallows, Krokodil, The Hell).

TBTV have supported the likes of Wild Throne, Palm Reader and Hawk Eyes as well as slots at Nightmare Festival, Camden Rocks and The Great Escape. Cyrus even opened for Nine Inch Nails at The Scala in 2013 with a DJ set.  

This Be The Verse will be playing a show at Old Blue Last in London on November 9th

Be sure to check out more from This Be The Verse here:

Track: Unveil
Track: The Wrong Road 
Track: Stubborn Youth
Track: Death Grips - Eh (TBTV Remix)

 Against Me! To Tour With Green Day In America.

Against Me.Thursday 13th October 2016
Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are excited to announce its upcoming 2017 dates supporting Green Day on its upcoming "Revolution Radio" tour. Taking in 24 evenings within arenas across North America, the "Revolution Radio" tour will feature Against Me! on all dates and run from March 1 – April 8, 2017. Additionally, the band is currently making North American appearances with Bad Religion and Dave Hause. A full listing of upcoming dates can be found below with tickets and information on Against Me!'s official website, http://www.againstme.net.

Out now, Shape Shift With Me, Against Me!'s critically acclaimed seventh full-length studio album, has the distinction of the first album frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It's an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace's songwriting for the past 20 years. Recorded, mixed and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day) at Rancho Recordo, Shape Shift With Me is now available on Amazon (LP, CD) and iTunes

Against Me! also recently released the music video for its new single, "Crash." "This was one of the most difficult videos we've ever made because it was filmed in outer space," said drummer Atom Willard. "The time it took to get there alone was enough to make some bands back down from the challenge, but we really believed it was the only way to fully realize our vision." Directed by Jason Thrasher and actually made possible through the kind generosity of the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA who let the band film on location, the video for "Crash" is now streaming on YouTube HERE.

Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has also announced the release of her upcoming memoir titled TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. Set for release on November 15, 2016 through Hachette Books, TRANNY is a searing account of Grace's search for identity and true self. The highly anticipated book also reveals the struggles and victories that the artist experienced in her quest for gender transition. Written with Noisey editor Dan Ozzi and illuminated by Grace's never-before-published journal entries reaching back to childhood, TRANNY is an intensely personal and revelatory look inside her struggles with identity and addiction. Grappling with everything from sex, drugs, failed marriages, music, and soul of a punk rock star, this memoir paints a vivid portrait of one of the most revolutionary transgender icons of our time.

"Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it's infinitely relevant," Grace says. "For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That's what I ended up being drawn to this time. It's writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations."

As such, Shape Shift With Meis a loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator. But even though she was opening herself up to new songwriting topics, she knew what her mission was from the start.

"Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective?" she asks rhetorically. "There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., Liz Phair's Exile In Guyville and the Streets' A Grand Don't Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There's been an infinite amount of records talking about what love means from a cisgender perspective. I wanted to present the trans perspective on sex, love and heartbreak."

With Grace's new motivation came a new outlook on the band, as well. Previous albums found the songwriting process to be a largely solitary experience, but she embraced the spirit of collaboration for Shape Shift With Me—so much so that when Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers sent her some demos of songs he was working on for another project, she became inspired and ended up co-writing "Boyfriend" and "Norse Truth," two of the album's most memorable tracks, with him.

"It was just about opening up to whatever comes my way karmically," Grace says. "Whatever everyone in the band is willing to offer, I just wanted to be open to it. I didn't want it to be like what it was in the past where it may have felt closed. I want it to be different."

In a career already full of classic punk records, Shape Shift With Me feels like the definitive Against Me! album—it's poppy and catchy ("Rebecca," "Suicide Bomber"), aggressive and in-your-face ("ProVision L-3," "Dead Rats"), sentimental and longing [Crash," "All This (And More")]. Moreover, it's the culmination of four years of existence as Laura Jane Grace—there's no going back now, so she might as well embrace it.

"While I've always wanted the moon and the stars, I have a certain amount of humbleness," she admits. "I just want to play shows and make records and write songs. That's what I've always wanted to do. Of course I always want the biggest and best things for those shows and records and songs, but when it comes down to it, I just love doing it. I have no other ambitions or career goals."

Against Me! are currently making the following North American appearances with Bad Religion and Dave Hause. Dates below with more shows to be announced soon. 
US  & CANADA  - TOUR DATES

* = w/ Bad Religion, Dave Hause
# = supporting Green Day

OCTOBER
11 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues-Orlando * 
12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing *
14 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live *
15 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater *
16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues-Dallas *
18 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland *
20 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue *
21 – Las Vegas, NV – The Foundry Hall @ SLS *
24 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater *
26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre *
29 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades *
30 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre *

NOVEMBER
03 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
04 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium *

DECEMBER  - UK  & EURO
06 - Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
07 - Manchester - Academy 2
08 - London - Electric Ballroom
09 - Glasgow - Garage
10 - Bristol - SWX
11 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
13 - Amsterdam - Melkweg
14 - Brussels -Magasin 4
15 - Zurich - Dynamo
16 -Munich - Backstage Halle
17 - Leipzig - Conne Island
18 - Vienna - Wuk
19 - Linz - Posthof
20 - Cologne - Live Music Hall
21 - Hamburg - Fabrik
22 - Berlin - So 36

MARCH 2017 
01 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena #
02 – El Paso, TX – El Paso County Coliseum #
04 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center #
05 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center #
07 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
08 – North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena #
10 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center #
12 – Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center #
13 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center #
15 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center #
17 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center #
19 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens #
20 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre #
22 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre #
23 – Quebec, QC – Vidéotron Centre
25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center #
27 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena #
28 – Champaign, IL – State Farm Center #
30 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center #

APRIL 2017
01 – Saint Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center #
03 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
05 – Broomfield, CO – 1stBank Center #
07 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena #
08 – San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center #

 Knuckle Puck Release Video For 'Evergreen'.

Knuckle Puck.Thursday 13th October 2016
Pop-punk band Knuckle Puck, have released a new video for song 'Evergreen' taken from debut album 'Copacetic' that was released last year via Rise Records. The band are back in the UK and Europe this winter supporting Real Friends.

You can watch the video for 'Evergreen' HERE
UK & European Dates w/ REAL FRIENDS AND WITH CONFIDENCE

1st December Backstage By The Mill - Paris France
2nd December MTC - Cologne Germany 
3rd Kellerclub - Stuttgart Germany
4th December Melkweg - Amsterdam Netherlands
6th December Hafenklang - Hamburg Germany
7th December JC Kavka - Antwerp Belgium
9th December Electric Ballroom - London UK
10th December Asylum - Birmingham UK
11th Riverside - Newcastle UK
13th ST Lukes - Glasgow UK
14th December Club Academy - Manchester UK
15th December Stylus - Leeds UK
16th December Thekla - Bristol UK
17th December Engine Rooms - Southampton UK

Tickets on sale now

 Welcome To Sainte.

Sainte.Thursday 13th October 2016
SAINTE, the new project from Tay Jardine, has debuted its long-awaited first single, 'Technicolor'. Speaking of the track, Jardine says "I think technicolor is a really good representation of our sound. When writing these songs, the vibe was different than what we were used to immediately and we continued to move forward in that way."

The accompanying video for the song is fittingly a colourful affair, "I've never had that much fun shooting a video," says Jardine. "Raul (Gonzo, director) really brought the song to life in the perfect way. I mean, how could you not have fun attempting to ride a bike on a treadmill,  while trying to focus on remembering the lyrics to a new song?!... and for the record, the cake was lemon flavored, so that just added to the fun...also distracting."

"The live show is going to be just as fun and crazy as the video, I want people to see a SAINTE show and feel as excited about this new chapter as I am. It just feels so good to be doing something that is such a genuine representation of who I am and what I want to do as an artist - I want everyone to feel like they're a part of it."

Sainte – Technicolor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aImYc9AFbOE

 Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown Tour Dates.

Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown.Thursday 13th October 2016
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, led into action by Texas-born vocalist / guitarist Tyler Bryant, will play a run of European shows as sole support to longstanding friends and fast-rising rockers the Cadillac Three from November 5th - 22nd.

TB&TS  purveyors of electrifying rock ‘n’ roll, with blues and alternative leanings also coming into play – last visited Europe in May / June to guest with rock legends AC/DC, as well as playing selected headline dates of their own. Since that time, 25-year-old Tyler, now based in Nashville, plus band-mates Caleb Crosby (drums), Graham Whitford (guitar) and Noah Denney (bass), have been hard at work touring across the States, hitting stages in support of Black Label Society and Guns n’ Roses (more heavyweight names to add to a list that already includes Jeff BeckZZ Top Aerosmith!).

Now, the band are ready to unleash their high-proof blend of melody, muscle and psychedelic mystique alongside The Cadillac Three, joining forces with the Nashville trio for shows in the UK, Germany & the Netherlands, as well as slotting in headline dates of their own in the UKFrance & Belgium.

Says Tyler: “We made so many new friends across Europe earlier this year while touring with AC/DC. I'm excited that we get to return so quickly, say hello, and rock out once again. We've known the Cadillac Three guys for years, and this will be the first time we've ever joined forces on the road. It's going to be wild to say the least!"  

 The full list of shows is as follows:-

NOVEMBER (w/ The Cadillac Three)

5 – Manchester, O2 Ritz, UK
6 – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, UK
7 – Cambridge, Junction, UK
9 – Glasgow, O2 ABC, UK
10 – Birmingham, O2 Academy, UK
11 – Bristol, O2 Academy, UK
12 – Oxford, Academy 2, UK*
13 – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum, UK*
15 – Berlin, Frannz Club, Germany
16 – Cologne, MTC, Germany
17 – Hamburg, Nochtspeicher, Germany
18 – Munich, Backstage, Germany
20 – Amsterdam, Sugar Factory, Holland
21 – Paris, Divan Du Monde, France*
22 – Ostend, Bada Bing, Belgium*
*Headline shows

 Sumo Cyco To Support Alien Ant Farm.

Sumo Cyco.Thursday 13th October 2016
Currently busy in the studio, SUMO CYCO have taken a moment out from working on the follow up to 2014's 'Lost In Cyco City' to share a brand new track from their forthcoming new album, due out next year. Singer SEVER checked in to say:

"I'm so excited to release Anti-Anthem and finally roll out some of the creations we've been working on behind closed doors. I hope everyone finds the same power in Anti-Anthem as I do."

"Anti-Anthem lyrically was inspired by the refugee crisis, but as time went on, the lyrics spoke to so many issues happening in the world today."

"Anti-Anthem the music video is setting the tone for the whole next album "OPUS MAR". Opus Mar is a train that runs through Cyco City and all the surrounding areas. The visuals for this record all revolve around this train. So you better get on board!"

Check out Anti-Anthem here: https://youtu.be/y4rQh52q04w

The Canadian punk-metallers have recently announced their return to the UK in October, where they will embark on a mammoth 17 date tour supporting ALIEN ANT FARM.

"If someone told me when I was 13 rocking out to Smooth Criminal in my bedroom that I'd be touring with Alien Ant Farm 15 years later in England, Ireland & Scotland, never would've believed them! Life is crazy sometimes!"  says SEVER.

"We're extremely stoked to be part of this line-up and are over the moon that UK wants us back again. Every time we get back to the UK we're welcomed with more and more cyco fans and we couldn't be more excited!"

Catch them at the following shows with ALIEN ANT FARM and hed(p.e)

Oct 18 Wakefield            Warehouse 23
Oct 19 Edinburgh            La Belle Angele
Oct 20 Aberdeen             Garage
Oct 21 Belfast                 Empire
Oct 22 Dublin                 Voodoo Lounge
Oct 24 Preston                53 Degrees
Oct 25 Bristol                  Marble Factory
Oct 26 Chester                 Live Rooms
Oct 27 Leamington Spa     Assembly
Oct 28 Southampton         Engine Rooms
Oct 30 Wolverhampton      Slade Rooms
Oct 31 London                  O2 Academy Islington
Nov 2 Barnstaple              Factory
Nov 3 Reading                  Sub 89 
Nov 4 Southend               Chinnerys
Nov 5 Hull                        The Welly 
Nov 6 Oxford                    O2 Academy

 Maroon 5 Announe New Single 'Don't Wanna Know'.

Maroon 5.Thursday 13th October 2016
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum band Maroon 5 today release their new single 'Don't Wanna Know' featuring Kendrick Lamar on Polydor Records, available to stream and download now.
Maroon 5 will premiere the amazing music video for 'Don't Wanna Know' this Friday 14th October. The band's new video is another unique and unforgettable creation, for which they re-teamed with acclaimed director, producer, and screenwriter David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers). Dobkin also helmed the music video for their sensational hit single 'Sugar' which is their most viewed video to date, having amassed 1.4 billion YouTube/VEVO views and counting!

'Don't Wanna Know' marks Maroon 5's first official collaboration with seven time GRAMMY Award- winning artist Kendrick Lamar and showcases another evolution for both artists.

Maroon 5 won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, 'Songs About Jane' in 2004. Since then they have solidified their position as one of pop music's most enduring artists, having sold more than 17 million albums worldwide and going gold and platinum in over 35 countries. They released their fifth studio album 'V' in 2014, which included the hit singles 'Animals', 'Maps', and 'Sugar'. The band is currently on a North American headline tour. 

 Sons OF Texas To Support Soil.

Sons OF Texas.Thursday 13th October 2016
Following the critically acclaimed release of their debut album "Baptized In the Rio Grande" in late 2015, Sons Of Texas have been added to the UK and European Soil tour across November 2016. The European dates take in Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, France before a full UK tour.

A stunning collection of hard rock songs with driving rhythms and the unique and powerful vocals of Mark Morales, the album was produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, All That Remains, Gojira). The band are set to release a single from the album, "September", around the tour.

Sons Of Texas was spawned in McAllen, Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin or Arlington. The scene vibes "music for music's sake" with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n' roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons Of Texas solidified in 2013 around a lineup of local all-stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar, and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar.

Full UK dates (as part of a European tour) as follows
 
Mon 07 Nov 2016                  Southampton, ENGLAND Engine Rooms / support to Soil
Tue 08 Nov                               Brighton, ENGLAND Concorde / support to Soil
Wed 09 Nov                             Bristol, ENGLAND The Fleece / support to Soil
Thu 10 Nov                               Reading, ENGLAND Sub 89 / support to Soil
Fri 11 Nov                                 Plymouth, ENGLAND The Hub / support to Soil
Sat 12 Nov                                Barnstaple, ENGLAND The Factory / support to Soil
Sun 13 Nov                               Cardiff, WALES The Globe / support to Soil 
Tue 15 Nov                               London, ENGLAND Islington Academy / support to Soil
Wed 16 Nov                             Norwich, ENGLAND Waterfront / support to Soil
Thu 17 Nov                               Manchester, ENGLAND Sound Control / support to Soil
Fri 18 Nov                                 Sheffield, ENGLAND Corporation / support to Soil
Sat 19 Nov                                Birmingham, ENGLAND O2 Institute 2 / support to Soil
Sun 20 Nov                               Newcastle, ENGLAND Riverside / support to Soil
Tue 22 Nov                               Glasgow, SCOTLAND Cathouse / support to Soil
Wed 23 Nov                             Hull, ENGLANDThe Welly / support to Soil
Thu 24 Nov                               York, ENGLAND Fibbers / support to Soil
Fri 25 Nov                                 Chester, ENGLAND The Live Rooms / support to Soil
Sat 26 Nov                                Milton Keynes, ENGLAND Crauford Arms / support to Soil

 Olly Murs Announces New Album '24 HRS'.

Olly Murs.Thursday 13th October 2016
One of Britain's biggest stars Olly Murs releases his 5th studio album '24 HRS' November 11th on Sony Music. Today Olly reveals the artwork for both the standard and deluxe editions, the tracklisting and the video for new single 'Grow Up'. Watch the video here.

Sure to be one of the albums of his career, '24 HRS' includes the Number 1 Airplay sensation 'You Don't Know Love' alongside the funk laden new single 'Grow Up', which is available now.

Working with an array of producers, '24 HRS' was recorded in both London and L.A. and is the follow up to the acclaimed million selling 'Never Been Better'. Olly has never sounded so good.
Since Olly shot to fame on 'X Factor' in 2009, he has crafted four multi-platinum albums, produced 4 number 1 singles with total record sales exceeding 10 million. Olly has recently announced 23 UK Dates for the spring of 2017 including 3 O2 Arenas. 
'24 HRS' full tracklisting below:

STANDARD
1               You Don't Know Love
2               Years & Years
3               Grow Up
4               Unpredictable
5               Back Around
6               Deeper
7               24 Hrs
8               Private
9               Love You More
10           Read My Mind
11           Better Than Me
12           Flaws
 
DELUXE

13           That Girl
14           Before You Go
15           Better Without You
16           How Much For Your Love

Olly Murs plays the following UK dates:

March
Fri 3rd                             GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena            SOLD OUT
Sat 4th                         GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena
Mon 6th                         NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Tues 7th                         NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Thu 9th                         LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Fri 10th                         SHEFFIELD, Sheffield Arena
Sat 11th                         SHEFFIELD, Sheffield Arena
Mon 13th                         NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 14th                         NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
Thu 16th                         LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena
Fri 17th                         MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena
Sat 18th                         MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena
Mon 20th                         CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena                        SOLD OUT
Tues 21st                         CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Thurs 23rd                         BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena
Fri 24th                         BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena                        SOLD OUT
Sat 25th                         BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena                        SOLD OUT
Tue 28th                         BOURNEMOUTH, BIC                                    SOLD OUT
Thu 30th                         LONDON, The O2
Fri 31st                         LONDON, The O2                                                 SOLD OUT

April
Sat 1st                         LONDON, The O2
Mon 3rd                         DUBLIN, 3Arena
Wed 5th                         BELFAST, SSE Arena

 The Devil Wears Prada Stream New Album.

The Devil Wears Prada.Thursday 13th October 2016
"To The Key of Evergreen" is inspired by singer Mike Hranica's all-time favourite love story, Vladimir Nabokov's "Lolita," and is taken from the band's new album Transit Blues out THIS WEEK Via Rise Records. To support the release, TDWP - Hranica/vocals, Jeremy DePoyster/guitar, vocals, Andy Trick/bass, Kyle Sipress guitar, joined by Giuseppe Capolupo/drums and Jonathan Gering/keyboards - will co-headline "The Rise Up Tour" with Memphis May Fire and Silverstein. It will be the band's first full UK outing since Oct 2013. Tickets are £16 except London which is £17, on sale now.

November 29 Norwich, - Waterfront
November 30 London, - Koko
December 1 Manchester, - Academy 2
December 2 Newcastle, - Riverside
December 3 Glasgow, - Garage
December 5 Birmingham, - Asylum
December 6 Leeds, - Stylus
December 7 Nottingham, - Rescue Rooms
December 9 Bristol, - 02 Academy 1
December 10 Southampton, -Engine Rooms
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA'S NEW ALBUM,
"TRANSIT BLUES," OUT THIS WEEK

Stream the Full Album  HERE

 Vant Release New Single 'Peace And Love'.

Vant.Tuesday 11th October 2016
With their biggest headline tour to date on the horizon as well as shows as guests to You Me At Six and Nothing But Thieves, VANT are stepping up a gear as the year accelerates to a close. The quartet's latest accomplishment comes with the release of their new single 'PEACE & LOVE' which has been chosen as Annie Mac's Hottest Record at Radio 1.

The single comes as VANT have finished work on their debut album 'DUMB BLOOD' which will be released on February 17th.  

A life-affirming, rallying cry for global environmental awareness and empathetic behaviour, 'PEACE & LOVE' juxtaposes the beauty of its message with a cacophony of sound as VANT hurtle forwards with their innate balance of melody and aggression.

Asvocalist/guitarist Mattie Vant explains"We finished writing 'Peace & Love' in the wake of the Paris attacks. Atrocities like these are taking place worldwide on a daily basis, but it's only when something happens so close to home that it truly grabs the full attention of our society. We live on a planet that has forgotten what the words 'Peace & Love' mean and what they stood for in the 60s and 70s. The power of the peace movement changed the world forever but our unity is starting to slip. 'Peace & Love' have become throwaway words, fashion statements, cheap symbols that have lost their value. We need to reconnect with their true meaning because, more than ever, we are living in a time that really does need 'Peace & Love'."

>Now available to download and stream, 'PEACE & LOVE' will also be released on a limited edition red 7" format on November 25th. The single will be backed with the brand new b-side 'ALL OUR BABIES'.

The London-based quartet's impressive accomplishments have covered killer sets at festivals including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Bestival; live shows as far afield as Japan and Norway; continuing support at Radio 1; 4 million streams at Spotify; and shows with bands as varied as Royal Blood, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Hinds and FIDLAR. Along the way, their growing discography has demonstrated their ability to deliver songs of real meaning which organically flow between punk, grunge and garage rock.

VANT's upcoming shows are:

With You Me At Six <
Thursday             October 13          Nottingham, Rock City
Friday                    October 14          Oxford, O2 Academy
Saturday              October 15          Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Monday               October 17          Inverness, Ironworks
Tuesday               October 18          Leeds, O2 Academy
Wednesday        October 19          Liverpool, University Guild of Students (Mountford Hall & Stanley Theatre)
Thursday             October 20          Sheffield, O2 Academy
Friday                    October 21          Middlesbrough, The Empire
Sunday                 October 23          Southampton, O2 Guildhall
Monday               October 24          London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

Headline shows
Saturday              November 12      Newcastle, The Cluny – Dr Martens Presents gig
Friday                    November 18      Bath, Moles
Sunday                                 November 20      Leicester, The Scholar
Monday               November 21      York, Fibbers
Wednesday        November 23      Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Thursday             November 24      Glasgow, King Tuts
Friday                    November 25      Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
Saturday              November 26      Coventry, Kasbah
Monday               November 28      Brighton, The Haunt
Tuesday               November 29      London, Scala
Wednesday        December 7         Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg
Thursday             December 8         Netherlands Groningen, Vera
Friday                   December 9         Netherlands, Tilburg, 013

With Nothing But Thieves
Wednesday        November 30      Birmingham, O2 Institute
Thursday             December 1         Manchester, Academy
Friday                    December 2         London, O2 Academy Brixton

Festivals
Saturday              November 19      Cardiff, The Gate – Hoyfest

 Circa Survive Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Of 'On Letting Go'.

Circa Survive.Tuesday 11th October 2016
Equal Vision Records' alumni artist Circa Survive will release a deluxe version of their sophomore album, On Letting Go, in digital and vinyl formats in early 2017. The album was originally released on May 28, 2007 via Equal Vision Records and produced by Brian McTernan at Salad Days Studio, as the follow-up to Juturna. To date, On Letting Go has sold nearly 150,000 units and initially remained on the Billboard Charts for over 12 weeks upon its release, including peak spots of #2 Independent, #3 Internet, #7 Top Rock, #7 Tastemakers, #24 Top 200 and #24 Top Album Sales Chart.
Today, Circa Survive has also announced an extensive full US headline tour celebrating the ten year anniversary of On Letting Go. The tour will kick off on January 12 in Boston, MA and wrap up on March 6 in Cleveland, OH. mewithoutYou and Turnover will perform as support on the entire run. All upcoming tour dates can be found below.

A limited amount of VIP tickets are available per show that include a ticket, single LP with VIP exclusive screenprinted cover, wall flag, group photo, signed poster, Q&A session and an intimate three-song acoustic set. VIP tickets and more information are available now at showstubs.com/circasurvive. General admission tickets will go on sale Friday, October 14 at 10AM local time.

The special anniversary vinyl release options include: a triple LP version at circasurvive.merchnow.com (limited to 2500) featuring a blue and purple mix with black splatter (disc one: original LP), white and blue mix (disc two: album demos), and red and grey mix (disc three: extras/balloon art etching); And a single LP version featuring the 12 original tracks only, which will be available on clear with red splatter (limited to 4000) as part of the tour's VIP package, on 180 gram black (limited to 2000) via retailers, and a transparent orange and opaque white mix (limited to 2500) via MerchNOW. Both the single LP and triple LP will include a digital download of the original album and all the bonus tracks and stems.

"So many moments on that record personified what Circa Survive was starting to become," reflects vocalist Anthony Green. "I'm really excited to revisit that with all of the knowledge we've been able to pick up since. It was a wild time in my life and it's kind of an escape for me now to go back to that and celebrate it!"
Circa Survive is comprised of Anthony Green (vocals), Colin Frangicetto (guitar), Brendan Ekstrom (guitar), Nick Beard (bass), and Steve Clifford (drums).
TRACKLISTING:

On Letting Go
LP1 (original LP) - Side A
Living Together 
In The Morning and Amazing... 
The Greatest Lie 
The Difference Between Medicine and Poison Is In The Dose 
Mandala 
Travel Hymn 

LP1 (original LP) - Side B
Semi Constructive Criticism 
Kicking Your Crosses Down 
On Letting Go 
Carry Us Away 
Close Your Eyes To See
Your Friends Are Gone 

LP2 (album demos) - Side C
I Wanna Live (Living Together Demo) 
The Curse (Demo) 
Ace of Base (The Greatest Lie Demo) 
The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is in the Dose (Demo) 
Salsa (Mandala Demo)

LP2 (album demos) - Side D
Semi Constructive Criticism (Demo) 
Kicking Your Crosses Down (Demo) 
On Letting Go (Demo) 
Sexy Groovy (Close Your Eyes to See Demo) 
All Your Friends Are Gone (Pre-production Demo) 

LP3 (extras) - Side E
Devils Song (On Letting Go Demo) 
Most Dangerous Commercials (Demo) 
Airplane Dance (Demo) 
New Sun (Demo) 
WHO (Demo) 

LP3 (etched) - Side F: balloon art from album cover

TOUR DATES
Circa Survive w/ mewithoutYou and Turnover
Jan 12 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Jan 13 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Jan 14 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jan 15 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Jan 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jan 18 Richmond, VA @ The National
Jan 20 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jan 21 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Jan 22 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Jan 23 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
Jan 25 Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
Jan 26 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Jan 27 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Jan 28 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Feb 10 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Feb 11 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Feb 12 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
Feb 14 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Feb 17 Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
Feb 18 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
Feb 20 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Feb 21 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Feb 24 Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
Feb 25 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Feb 26 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Feb 28 San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Mar 01 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Mar 02 Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
Mar 03 New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theatre
Mar 05 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Mar 06 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora

 The Story So far Release Video For 'Nerve'.

The Story So Far.Tuesday 11th October 2016
Bay Area pop-punk juggernaut The Story So Far have premiered a new video for their song "Nerve" today at RedBull.com. The song is featured on the band's critically acclaimed self-titled record, which is available for purchase at iTunes and thestorysofar.merchnow.com.

You can watch 'Nerve" HERE
The new video for "Nerve" comes less than two weeks from the kick off of the The Story So Far's US supporting fall tour with Good Charlotte, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, Hit The Lights and Big Jesus. Tickets are on sale for the upcoming dates at http://thestorysofarca.com/tour/.

Follow The Story So Far at https://www.facebook.com/thestorysofarca for additional updates.

The Story So Far Tour Dates (w/Good Charlotte, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, Hit The Lights, Big Jesus):
Oct 23 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
Oct 25 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Oct 26 - Pomona, CA - Fox Theatre
Oct 27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Novo
Oct 29 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
Oct 30 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Oct 31 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room (The Story So Far Headline Show)
Nov 1 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Nov 3 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Nov 4 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
Nov 5 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
Nov 6 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
Nov 8 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Nov 10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Nov 11 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Nov 13 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Nov 14 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater
Nov 15 - Washington, DC - Echostage
Nov 16 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Nov 17 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's Live (The Story So Far Headline Show)
Nov 18 - Charlotte, NC - The FIllmore
Nov 19 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
Nov 20 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
Nov 22 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Nov 23 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues

For More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/thestorysofarca
https://twitter.com/thestorysofarca
http://purenoise.net/

THE ALBUM "THE STORY SO FAR" OUT NOW VIA PURE NOISE RECORDS.

 Depeche Mode Announce Massive Worldwide Tour.

Depeche Mode.Tuesday 11th October 2016
Depeche Mode, one of modern music's most influential artists, announced today at a special event in Milan that they will be embarking on a world tour in May 2017 to support their new studio album, Spirit, due to be released in early 2017. Following the release of the album, the Global Spirit Tour will provide lifelong fans and new fans alike with an opportunity to see the band's ground-breaking and intensely emotive shows.

The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour will see Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher play to more than 1.5 million fans in 32 cities in 21 countries across Europe. The tour starts at Stockholm's Friends Arena on May 5, 2017, and will play fan-favourite venues including Paris' Stade de France, San Siro in Milan, and Berlin's Olympiastadion. Additional tour stops include new stadiums for the band such as London Stadium, Otkritie Arena in Moscow, and Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European leg ends July 23 with a final stadium show in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Please see below for full tour routing and information.

Following the European tour dates in Summer 2017, the Global Spirit Tour will continue with shows in North and South America. The Global Spirit Tour will be the band's 18th tour and will mark their first live performances in over three years. The band's last tour, the Delta Machine Tour, played to over 2.5 million fans at sold-out shows across Europe and North America and was one of 2013's largest and best selling tours. On the Global Spirit Tour the band will continue their charity partnership with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for Charity: Water toward their mission of providing safe drinking water to everyone in the world.

Spirit will be the musical pioneers' 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013's critically acclaimed Delta Machine, which reached a top five chart position in 26 countries and the number one position in 12 countries. Spirit is being produced by James Ford, founding member of the band Simian Mobile Disco, whose recent production work includes albums by Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys. Spirit will be released in early 2017 via Columbia Records worldwide.

Speaking in Milan, Dave Gahan commented, "We're exceptionally proud of Spirit's sound and energy, and we're excited to get back on tour to share it with our fans around the world."

Having sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode refuse to become complacent, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and critics celebrating them as "still blazing trails" and "becoming more and more significant as time passes". Spirit and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue this history of musical innovation and the band's critical and commercial success.

The Global Spirit Tour –  Summer 2017 European Tour Dates

May 5               Stockholm, Sweden                              Friends Arena
May 7               Amsterdam, Netherlands                     Ziggo Dome
May 9               Antwerp, Belgium                                  Sportpaleis
May 12             Nice, France                                           Stade Charles-Ehrmann
May 14             Ljubljana, Slovenia                               Dvorana Stožice
May 17             Athens, Greece                                      Terra Vibe Park
May 20             Bratislava, Slovakia                               Štadión Pasienky
May 22             Budapest, Hungary                               Groupama Aréna
May 24             Prague, Czech Republic                       Eden Aréna
May 27             Leipzig, Germany                                   Festwiese
May 29             Lille, France                                            Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 31             Copenhagen, Denmark                        Telia Parken
 
June 3              London, United Kingdom                      London Stadium
June 5              Cologne, Germany                                 RheinEnergieStadion
June 9              Munich, Germany                                   Olympiastadion
June 11             Hannover, Germany                              HDI Arena
June 18             Zurich, Switzerland                               Letzigrund Stadion
June 20             Frankfurt, Germany                               Commerzbank-Arena
June 22             Berlin, Germany                                    Olympiastadion
June 25             Rome, Italy                                             Stadio Olimpico
June 27             Milan, Italy                                              Stadio San Siro
June 29             Bologna, Italy                                         Stadio Rentao Dall'Ara
 
July 1               Paris, France                                            Stade de France
July 4               Gelsenkirchen, Germany                       Veltins-Arena
July 6               Bilbao, Spain                                            BBK Live Festival
July 8               Lisbon, Portugal                                      NOS Alive Festival
July 13             St. Petersburg, Russia                           SKK
July 15             Moscow, Russia                                      Otkritie Arena
July 17             Minsk, Belarus                                         Minsk-Arena
July 19             Kiev, Ukraine                                            Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
July 21             Warsaw, Poland                                       PGE Narodowy
July 23             Cluj-Napoca, Romania                          Cluj Arena
 
 
Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 14th October priced at £70, £60, £55, £40 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

 Set It Off Release New Video For 'Life Afraid'.

Set It Off.Tuesday 11th October 2016
SET IT OFF have unveiled a new video for “Life Afraid”.  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GPoaaqIJ54

'Upside Down', the highly anticipated new album, was released last Friday and went straight in at number 14 on the iTunes UK Pop Charts and 40 on the overall charts, the highest UK entries for the band to date.

Upside Down 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). It was chosen as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2016” by Alternative Press Magazine, and has received glowing reviews here in the UK as well:

"Pure pop gold" - Rock Sound

“Upside Down is a knockout” KKKK Kerrang!

The full tracklisting is as follows:

1. Something New
2. Uncontainable
3. Life Afraid
4. Upside Down
5. Want         
6. Diamond Girl        
7. Tug Of War          
8. Admit It                                         
9. Hypnotized
10. Never Know
11. Crutch
12. Me w/o Us

SET IT OFF is now in the midst of headlining the Something New Tour, which kicked off October 6th in St. Petersburg at State Theatre, and hope to have some UK tour news in the near future – watch this space!

 Mel C To Release New Album.

Mel C.Tuesday 11th October 2016
Melanie C will release her stunning sixth album 'Version Of Me' on her own Red Girl Records label October 21st.

Working with longtime co-writers Peter Vettese and Adam Argyle, alongside the young south London production duo Sons Of Sonix (Stormzy, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and Ariana Grande), Melanie has made the freshest, most contemporary-sounding album of her career.

"I wanted to make an album that I would listen to now," says Melanie. "I'm not a leftfield artist, I never will be. I write pop songs, but my aim this time was to approach every aspect of them differently, to be more creative with structure and sounds. Whatever felt right, I went with."

'Version Of Me' was recorded in L.A. and London and is a richly textured, lushly atmospheric, deeply personal album which lays bare her life over beats, shimmering synths, striking percussion and strings. It's Melanie as you've always known her – adventurous, honest, infectiously pop – but as you've never heard her before.

The funky first single 'Anymore' impacts October 14th and sits alongside other album highlights including the synth-heavy 'Dear Life', the glorious fusion of R&B and house beats on 'Room For Love', the strings-drenched title track and the brutal album closer 'Blame'.  

Since going solo back in 1999, Melanie C has enjoyed 2 number 1 singles, 6 Top 10 singles and over 3 million album sales. Self-starter Melanie C launched her own label, Red Girl Records in 2004 and has released four albums to date including 2005's 'Beautiful Intentions', 2007's 'This Time', 2011's 'The Sea' and 2012's 'Stages'.

'Version Of Me' full tracklisting:

1.     Dear Life
2.     Escalator
3.     Anymore
4.     Something For The Fire
5.     Version Of Me
6.     Numb
7.     Room For Love
8.     Unravelling
9.     Loving You Better
10.  Our History
11. Blame


Stay tuned for a live dates to be announced shortly.

 Muncie Girls Cover Iron Maidens 'Wicker Man'.

Muncie Girls.Tuesday 11th October 2016
Exeter indie-punk trio Muncie Girls are hitting the road in the UK in November for a headline tour to round off the year and they've now announced Woahnows and Happy Accidents will be joining them for the ride. Muncie Girls are also streaming their take on Iron Maiden's 'The Wicker Man', which you can check out here \m/. The band recently released a brand new demo titled 'Five Miles' to raise money for their beloved hometown venue The Cavern following a devastating fire.

Muncie Girls' debut album 'From Caplan To Belsize' was released earlier this year to critical acclaim and the band have had quite a 2016, playing to significant crowds at the likes of Glastonbury, Download Festival, Reading and Leeds, Groezrock and The Great Escape. They were nominated for a Kerrang! Award for Best British Newcomer and have had their music played on stations like BBC Radio 1 and Beats1. Muncie Girls have also appeared in a multitude of magazines, along with glowing write-ups of their music and shows, with The A.V. Club recently named 'From Caplan To Belsize' in their Best Music of 2016 So Far, declaring "'Respect' has one of the year's best choruses".

The album will be getting a second pressing courtesy of Specialist Subject and Uncle M Records; this is expected to be released before the end of 2016. Specialist Subject's run will be limited to 500 on blue vinyl with 500 pink vinyl pressed by Uncle M. Stay tuned for further info.

'From Caplan To Belsize' UK Tour:
w/ Woahnows and Happy Accidents
25 Nov – Birmingham – The Rainbow 
26 Nov – Leeds – Brudenell Games Room
27 Nov – Newcastle – Think Tank 
28 Nov – Glasgow – King Tuts 
29 Nov – Manchester – Sound Control 
30 Nov – London – Underworld 
01 Dec – Exeter – Lemongrove (moved from The Cavern)
Tickets available here: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/muncie-girls

Further live dates:
14 Oct – WTFest – Southampton – Tickets
22 Oct – Swn Festival – Cardiff - http://swnfest.com/

 Sting To Release New Album Titled '57th and 9th'.

Sting.Tuesday 11th October 2016
Polydor Records announce today that they will release Sting's new album, titled 57th & 9th, on 11th November.

The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, takes its title from the Manhattan crossroads en route to the studios in Hell's Kitchen where the recordings were done over a three week period this summer.

"It happened very quickly, very spontaneously" Sting said. "It's about searching and travelling, the road, that pull of the unknown."  

57th & 9threpresents a wide range of Sting's musical and songwriting styles, from the rocky "Petrol Head," and melodic "50,000" to guitar-driven first single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You". The themes of travel and motion which inform much of the record are most apparent on songs such as "Inshallah" and the autobiographical "Heading South On The Great North Road."

The album was recorded with long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), with contributions from drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n' Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros, at Avatar and Sear Sound Studios in New York City.

57th & 9th is available on CD, vinyl and digital download.
For information on Deluxe and Super Deluxe, visit www.Sting.com 

57th & 9th ALBUM TRACKLISTING:
I Can't Stop Thinking About You
50,000
Down, Down, Down
One Fine Day
Pretty Young Soldier
Petrol Head
Heading South On The Great North Road
If You Can't Love Me
Inshallah
The Empty Chair

Listen to 'I Can't Stop Thinking About You':
Apple Music: http://po.st/ApHdbG
Spotify: http://po.st/7hgsle

 The Beards To Embark On Final UK Tour.

The Beards.Monday 10th October 2016
Beloved beard-related rock band The Beards shocked fans earlier this year when they declared that they would be calling an end to their hard-touring ways and announced a huge Farewell Tour of their native Australia.

Now, after much anticipation, The Beards have added a string of European dates to this monumental tour, giving their many UK fans one last chance to see the band live.

“We feel like we've achieved what we set out to achieve through music.” Explains frontman Johann Beardraven. “Everybody now agrees that beards are great, so the time has come for us to rest on our laurels. But not before we go around one last time and say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who's come out to see us over the years, and especially to everyone who's grown a beard, or adopted a pro-beard attitude.”

The Beards, who famously only ever perform songs about one topic, have announced a limited run of UK shows, at which they'll be performing two sets jam-packed with pro-beard anthems from their impressive five album back-catalogue, incorporating both the stripped-back acoustic sound that helped them gain radio play in Australia, and the infectious pop-rock that has won them a legion of fans worldwide. The Beards Farewell Tour will give UK fans one last dose of pro-beard activist rock before the four-piece hangs up their touring boots indefinitely.

The Beards are much-loved by audiences around the world for their refreshingly original concept, highly-interactive live shows and trademark sense of humour. Don't miss this hugely-entertaining Aussie phenomenon's victory lap of Europe this October.
UK TOUR DATES
Sat 15th Oct: Bristol, Marble Room
Sun 16 Oct 2016: Glasgow, King Tuts
Mon 17 Oct 2016: Manchester, Ruby Lounge 
Tue 18 Oct 2016: Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 19 Oct 2016: London, Scala

 The King Blues Sign To Cooking Vinyl Records.

The King Blues.Monday 10th October 2016
The King Blues are thrilled to announce their signing to Cooking Vinyl in a Worldwide deal.  The band are currently writing for their forthcoming new album due for release in early 2017.  

Enigmatic frontman Itch says: "The King Blues are incredibly excited to have the fiercely independent Cooking Vinyl on our team. We've been big fans of theirs for years and we look forward to a bright future of making soulful music, bringing love to the world and taking down the government together"

In celebration, the band have announced a run of UK/European shows in January 2017.  Full dates below Tickets go on sale October 12th at 9am

January
25th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
26th Plymouth, The Hub
27th Birmingham, Asylum
28th Glasgow, Stereo
30th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
31st Manchester, Academy 3

February
1st Leeds, The Key Club
2nd London, Garage
4th Norwich, Arts Centre
5th Bristol, Fleece
7th Germany, Cologne, MTC
8th Germany, Berlin, Cassiopeia

The band will also be joining Skindred on a handful of their UK tours later this year.  Catch them at one of the following shows:

November
3rd Middlesbrough, Empire
4th Sheffield, Corporation
5th Newport, Neon
7th Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
 
More news to follow very soon...

 Enter Shikari Unleash New Song 'Hoodwinker'.

Enter Shikari.Monday 10th October 2016
Enter Shikari last night shocked fans with an unexpected “drop" of a totally brand new track. 

‘Hoodwinker’ received its worldwide premier play courtesy of Daniel P Carter on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, and then appeared on streaming and download services immediately after. 

Initial recording of the track was started at the same time as January’s one-off ‘Redshift’ single, then completed during free time between summer festival performances. 

A video (DIY in creation, epic in vision) was shot in August, utilising family resources (Rob’s brother, Rou’s uncle. for example) and friends who didn’t mind getting wet.

Watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qCpoH4VO9Y

On the subject of ‘Hoodwinker’, frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say: 

"Every now and then, outside of album releases and their attendant “campaigns”, it's nice to release a song into the wild, out-of-the-blue. To bowl it full force at the faces of the general public without prior warning. 

‘Hoodwinker’ is the current incoming projectile. 

It is Enter Shikari angrily calling out your God as an imposter. Which I'm afraid he is. I know you thought all the others were imposters and yours was in fact the real one, but I'm afraid he is a phoney too.

We have clear evidence of false paperwork and forged documents. 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. 

Please enjoy this piece of angry music though. I hope its frustration and righteous indignation will go some way to dampening the annoying news.”

Enter Shikari release the sixth in their “Bootleg Series” of albums with the release of ‘Live at Alexandra Palace’ on coloured vinyl double LP and a double CD, as well as on all streaming/download services, on November 11th.

More details of the release can be found here: https://goo.gl/dybdWm 

A video for ‘Redshift (Live at Alexandra Palace)’ was released earlier in the summer: https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww 

 David Dondero Release New EP 'With Love'.

David Dondero.Monday 10th October 2016
Celebrated American songwriter David Dondero is excited to announce the Friday, November 4 release of his anticipated EP titled, WITH LOVE. The EP will be released on Against Me!/Laura Jane Grace's label, Total Treble (in partnership with Ingrooves). WITH LOVE is now available for pre-oder via the Total Treble website (LP, CD and digital) with the LP being limited to 1000 copies. 

Longtime fans of critically acclaimed song writer David Dondero might recognize all six of the song titles listed on the back cover of his new EP, With Love (out November 4)—that's because they are also a part of his most recent full-length, 2013's This Guitar. But these six tracks aren't re-records; they're actually pre-records.

"In the autumn of 2012, I was touring through Florida and I happened to run into Laura Jane Grace in St. Augustine," Dondero explains. "I had a batch of new songs, so she was like, 'You should come by my new studio tomorrow and check it out!'"
 
Dondero has been making solo albums for nearly two decades (either self released by a recent Kickstarter or through various independent labels such as Ghostmeat, Future Farmer and Team Love).  His history with the Against Me! frontwoman dates back to the start of both of their musical careers, when the duo played a gig inside a laundromat in Gainesville, Florida in the late '90s. They've been friends and occasional tourmates ever since, so when the invitation was extended to check out Grace's new studio inside an old post office west of I-95 outside of St. Augustine, Dondero didn't hesitate to say yes.
 
"It was a happy accident," the singer/songwriter admits. "I just came in, checked out the studio and she was like, 'You wanna play a couple songs?' So I played these songs then had to go onto Orlando, and that was that. We ended up recording all six songs in just about an hour. I think we did them all in one take and then they were shelved when the studio closed after being crushed by a falling tree."
           
The recording session sat untouched for the next few years until Grace unearthed it in early 2016 as she was preparing for a slate of solo shows with Dondero. The idea was pitched to release it on Grace's label, Total Treble, as a sonic snapshot of a traveling musician doing what he does best in the most intimate possible setting.
           
"I'm really thankful she's putting this out." Dondero says. "I like the songs better with no revision to the lyrics and I was surprised how good the recording sounded. It's more truthful to the original idea. I like what we did to them on This Guitar, too, but the original versions I think are a little more to the heart."

Most of Dondero's songs are rooted in real life events, and "Boxer's Fracture" is no different. The song, penned in the wake of the Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting in June 2012, tells the story of the singer overhearing some gun enthusiasts at a bar in Annapolis, Maryland, who were making fun of the tragedy.

 "They were laughing and making fun of what went down in Colorado." he recalls. "I couldn't believe it.  They were convinced more guns were the solution.  Boasting about rushing down to Walmart to buy up all the AR-15's before Obama takes them away.  Well guess what, he never took them away. So I wrote this song about my frustration about what's happening in this country.  People are completely desensitized and the hanging trees are mocking the weeping willows."
           
Another of With Love's highlights is an early version of "Samantha's Got A Bag Of Coal," written about the inspiring life and tragic death of Samantha Dorsett, founder of Plan-It-X Records and member of the transgender community. Grace had herself only come out as transgender just a few months prior to Dondero's recording session and was also a friend of Dorsett's, adding to the raw emotion present in the take.
 
"I felt that Laura would understand and appreciate the song because she knew Samantha Dorsett as well," Dondero comments. "Samantha took her own life. I don't know for certain why she did but I have feeling it had something to do with the way she was being treated by the society we live in.  Years ago, Samantha dressed up like Santa Clause in a red white and blue bikini in Bloomington, IN and gave chunks of coal to all the bad adults in town. That's how I got the title. She was a positive peaceful force.  I saw how empowered she was when she made the transformation and I respected her for doing what she did. That's what the song is about. I'm paying homage to the beauty of Samantha Dorsett and exposing the hatred that brought the sadness that took her away from us. I tried to make it a beautiful reflection of her."
 
Now that this long-lost recording session is seeing the light of day as With Love, Dondero hopes it isn't the last time he and Grace work together. "I'd love to do another record with her," Dondero concludes. "She's awesome. It was so comfortable working with Laura, very easy going. She definitely knows what she's doing behind the controls. With Love is a simple recording, and I'm very happy with the way it sounds. I'm thankful that she's putting it out."

With Love track listing:
01. Take a Left Turn in Boise
02. Boxer's Fracture
03. Roses and Rain
04. Alcohol
05. This Guitar
06. Samantha's Got a Bag of Coal 

 Vanna Release Video For 'Flower'.

Vanna.Monday 10th October 2016
Boston post-hardcore band Vanna have just released a new video for 'Flower' alongside a beautiful acoustic version. You can watch the video by clicking below or following this link: http://allhelltour.com/
You can see Vanna supporting Beartooth at the following dates:

08 December- LONDON Shepherd's Bush Empire
09 December - LEEDS Beckett
10 December - GLASGOW Garage
11 December- BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
12 December - MANCHESTER Ritz
13 December - SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
14 December - CARDIFF Tramshed
16 December- DUBLIN, Academy
17 December - BELFAST Limelight

 Busted announce 2017 UK Tour.

Busted.Monday 10th October 2016
Following the release their brand new single in over a decade, the disco-tinged new single, 'On What You're On', pop trio Busted are pleased to announce a UK headline tour. The string of dates will kick off at Norwich's NEA on 29 January and will include performances in prestigious theatres across the country including London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 3 February before wrapping up on 1 March in Dublin. The twenty-one date tour announcement comes ahead of the release of their eagerly anticipated third album 'Night Driver' on 11 November via East/West Records.

Charlie said, "We can't wait wait for people to hear this song and be able to share what we have been working so hard on for the past twelve months."

Now, with a decade of experiences and newly discovered influences behind them, the two-time BRIT Award winning trio reunited in the studio almost by accident and discovered they each had a fresh perspective both personally and musically. "As soon as we started making music it became very apparent that we all wanted to make exactly the same thing," Matt says. "That's what made it so easy. Once James got on the Juno-60 we were like, 'this is the sound of our record, this is exactly the kind of record I wanna make'."

"The last thing we wanted to do was try to recreate what we used to have," says James. "It belongs to that time. All real artists evolve, all real artists try things, it's unnatural not to."

Though stylistically unrecognisable and far darker around the edges, 'Night Driver' is still the vivid hook riot you would expect from Busted, as vivacious in their early thirties as they were in their teens, and the band are itching to present it to the world. Think you know Busted? Listen again.
 
James, Matt and Charlie first broke onto the music scene in 2002 with their tongue-in-cheek ode to Matt's school teacher Miss MacKenzie, 'What I Go To School For.' Within just two years the three-piece had become the biggest band in the country, with four number one singles, two triple platinum albums, a total of five million records sold, and over 750,000 ticket sales including and a record-breaking run of thirteen Wembley Arena shows.
 
2017 TOUR DATES
 
January
Sunday 29th                   Norwich             UEA
Monday 30th                  Cambridge        Corn Exchange
 
February
Wednesday 1st               Leicester           De Montfort Hall
Friday 3rd                         London             Hammersmith Eventim Apollo 
Monday 6th                     Southend          Cliffs Pavilion
Tuesday 7th                    Folkestone        Leas Cliff Hall
Thursday 9th                   Newport            Centre
Friday 10th                      Plymouth           Pavilions
Sunday 12th                   Bristol                 O2 Academy
Monday 13th                   Portsmouth       Guildhall
Tuesday 14th                  Brighton             Centre
Thursday 16th                Manchester       Apollo
Saturday 18th                 Birmingham      O2 Academy
Monday 20th                   Nottingham       Rock City
Tuesday 21st                   Leeds                 O2 Academy
Wednesday 22nd            Newcastle         O2 Academy
Friday 24th                      Aberdeen           Arena
Saturday 25th                 Edinburgh          Usher Hall
Sunday 26th                   Glasgow             O2 Academy
Tuesday 28th                  Belfast                Waterfront

March
Wednesday 1st              Dublin                 Olympia

Night Driver is out on 11th November via East/West Records.

 All Time Low Announce One Off London Show.

All Time Low.Monday 10th October 2016
Baltimore's All Time Low have today announced a headline show at London's Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on March 10th. Tickets go on general sale this Friday (14th) at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com

The chart-topping quartet's last indoor UK headline show was at London's o2 Arena on their 'Back to the Future Hearts' tour in February.

MORE ON ALL TIME LOW: They've repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.3 million albums worldwide, raked in 100+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe... All Time Low is a bona fide worldwide sensation.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, All Time Low has released six studio albums, toured with bands such as Blink 182, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters, played major festivals around the world, including Reading/Leeds in the UK, Soundwave in Australia, Summersonic in Japan, and the legendary Vans Warped Tour in the U.S.

Beyond the stages of sold out arenas, the band has also made their mark on the film and gaming industries. Their music has made its way onto popular video games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and their song 'Painting Flowers' was featured on the soundtrack for Disney's Johnny Depp blockbuster, Alice in Wonderland. In 2015 All Time Low will make their big screen debut and appear as themselves in the film, Fan Girl, alongside Meg Ryan and Kiernan Shipka. The band featured as the fan-focus of a 15-year-old girl who chooses to follow her favourite band for a film project. 

All Time Low's last album, 'Future Hearts', released in April 2015, went to the top of the UK & US Album Charts upon release. Future Hearts was produced by John Feldman, who has produced and co-written numerous hits for the likes of Good Charlotte, The Used, and Australian boy band sensation, 5 Seconds of Summer. All Time Low band member, Alex, has also written hit tracks for 5 Seconds of Summer and English pop-rock group McBusted. 

 Sum41 Announce UK Headline Tour.

Sum41.Monday 10th October 2016
Multi-platinum rock band Sum 41, who have just released their new album '13 Voices', have today announced an extensive two-month long European headline tour, which sees the band return to the UK towards the end of February. The full list of UK dates can be found below:

FEBRUARY
24: BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy
25: MANCHESTER Academy
26: LEEDS o2 Academy
28: GLASGOW Barrowlands
MARCH
02: LONDON o2 Brixton Academy
03: BRISTOL o2 Academy
04: NOTTINGHAM Rock City
06: SOUTHAMPTON o2 Guildhall

Tickets go on general sale from Friday 14th October.

Sum 41 wrapped its final tour supporting 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder in April 2013. It was one of the band's longest and most attended touring cycles in its 20 year career, and they found themselves nominated for a Grammy for the first time ever. However things were not as perfect as they seemed, as vocalist, guitarist, and producer Deryck Whibley found himself on the brink of destruction.

"I can't pin-point one exact moment that put me over the edge, it was more of an accumulation of many things when I slipped into a fog of partying and booze. I tried to detach myself from any and all responsibility whatsoever," Whibley reflects. He spent the next year doing just that, and at the end found himself in a Los Angeles hospital fighting for his life.

Whibley spent most of April and May 2014 in and out of the ICU with his mother and fiancée by his side. When he was finally released as an outpatient he realised that his journey was just beginning, and it was then that he began to write while simultaneously going through intense physical therapy. "Being sober and out of the fog made me realize that the only things I really cared about were music, making a record, and getting better so I could get back on stage again."

The music came together in tandem with Whibley's health; he recalls: "Due to neuropathy, muscle atrophy and medication that caused permanent nerve damage in my legs and feet left me unable to walk and in excruciating pain for months. I had to learn how to do everything again—my motor skills, learning how to play guitar. It was really difficult, but at the same time if I didn't have a record to make, I don't think I would have recovered as quickly, or even at all."

He continues, "Writing music gave me a purpose and I started from scratch with absolutely nothing to work with. I would put on movies with no sound and start writing guitar riffs and music to the images. Mostly movies from Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino like Edward Scissorhands, Sweeny Todd, Kill Bill and Inglorious Bastards. The process led me in a direction that I had never gone in before which made me feel like I was writing a theatrical score called "hard-score punk".

Soon, he was gathering his bandmates at his home in Los Angeles to begin laying down tracks for what would become the group's sixth full-length album, 13 Voices. The record includes a surprise return from original guitarist Dave Brownsound, who parted ways with the band a decade prior. The first song Dave played guitar on was "Goddamn I'm Dead Again" a track that proves that the fiery guitar riffs that came to define SUM 41 are back.

In addition to bassist Cone McCaslin and lead guitarist Tom Thacker, Sum 41 would also formally welcome Frank Zummo (Street Drum Corps, Krewella, Thenewno2, Dead By Sunrise) behind the kit.
Whibley produced and engineered 13 Voices entirely on his own in his house. Drums were set up in the living room, guitar amps in the bedrooms. The end result stands tall as SUM 41's most intense, cathartic and all-around finest work in years.

The album was written from a place of optimism, and speaks to the necessity of Whibley's drastic fall before he was able to rise again. Opener "A Murder Of Crows," the first track written upon the frontman's release from the hospital, is about how those closest to Whibley quickly abandoned him when things got bad. The song's haunting refrain ("You're all dead to me"), repeated over bombastic percussion and steadily building guitars, is Whibley's rallying cry; he's letting go of the past in order to salvage his future.

He touches upon the theme of letting go further in "Fake My Own Death," - "I just wanted to get away from everything that I had been doing. I needed to start a new life—like faking my own death."

With the upcoming release of this album we see SUM 41 as an impenetrable unit putting everything they've got out into 13 Voices. The result is a dynamic, impassioned collection of melodic, guitar wielding, rock songs. "I can't say whether this is our best record or not, as I don't know if it is," states Whibley. "All I can say is I did the best I possibly could during the toughest period of my life".

 New White Lies Album 'Friends' Out Now.