Red Hot Chilli Peppers Announce UK Arena Tour.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers.Friday 26th August 2016
Ahead of their headlining shows at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Kilimanjaro are proud to announce that Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers are to return in December for their first UK tour in five years.

The band will be touring in support of their 11th studio album, The Getaway, out now on Warner Bros. Records, which was #1 in ten countries across Europe and was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.

Red Hot Chili Peppers have spent the summer performing at a variety of music festivals around the world, including headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago, T In The Park in Scotland, Fuji Rock in Japan and this weekend will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals.

Supporting the band across their UK tour will be Japanese sensation BABYMETAL. The J-pop teen metallers have taken the world by storm since their formation in 2010. Their latest album METAL RESISTANCE peaked at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart, the highest position reached by a Japanese band.

Tickets for the UK shows go on general sale 10am Friday 2 September from MYTICKET.CO.UK / SEETICKETS.COM

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS UK TOUR 2016
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                       

 Biffy Clyro Announce Massive Arena Tour.

Biffy Clyro.Friday 26th August 2016
Biffy Clyro have announced a UK Arena Tour for November/December 2016. Support for the tour will come from acclaimed, emo heroes' Brand New.

The tour announcement comes off the back of Biffy Clyro's seventh studio album "Ellipsis", which shot straight to #1 in the UK, while their growing international success also saw the album top the charts in Germany, Switzerland and Ireland. Now the trio have unveiled the new video for 'Howl', with the track set to impact on September 2nd. Full UK Tour dates below.

November 2016
Tuesday 29th                  The SSE Hydro                                     Glasgow
Wednesday 30th            Aberdeen GE Oil & Gas Arena          Aberdeen
  
December 2016
Friday 2nd                        Metro Radio Arena                               Newcastle
Saturday 3rd                    Arena                                                      Manchester
Sunday 4th                      First Direct Arena                                  Leeds
Tuesday 6th                     Motorpoint Arena                                  Cardiff
Wednesday 7th               Barclaycard Arena                                Birmingham
Thursday 8th                   The O2                                                     London

 Sum 41 Release Video For New Single 'War'.

Sum41.Thursday 25th August 2016
Pop punk veterans Sum 41 have released their first single and accompanying music video 'War', from the upcoming album 13 Voices, out October 7th on Hopeless Records. The video for "War" shows the band performing in the middle of a California desert in an airplane graveyard. Singer Deryck Whibley, uncovers reminders of his past – a journal, old drawing, t-shirt, guitar, and empty bottle of alcohol in the wreckage – and burns them along with his past life. Whibley says that the crash site represents how he "crashed and burned" and that the graveyard was "a place for a funeral for my past."

This song was picked as a single because of its importance to Whibley's personal life. He states, "I feel that this song literally saved my life. I was at my absolute lowest point of what seemed like a never-ending recovery. When I was at a tipping point of falling back into drinking or staying the course of recovery, I grabbed a pencil and paper instead of a bottle and started writing. Whenever I had any thoughts of giving up, I would read these lyrics to myself over and over again. They helped remind me of what it was that I was fighting for, and that I needed to keep fighting harder. Giving up was not an option."

Earlier this summer, Sum 41 released a music video for the leading fan track, 'Fake My Own Death.' The video has over 3.3 million views, and the number is still rising. Along with the newly released "War", this is the first look fan's have into Sum 41's forthcoming new album, 13 Voices. The ten-track album marks the band's first LP in five years, following up 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder, which featured the Grammy Nominated song 'Blood In My Eyes.'

The Sum 41 fans have been coming out in overwhelming numbers to the recent live shows, with the band playing to some of the biggest crowds of their career. Most recently wrapping up their summer run on the Vans Warped Tour, the band is currently touring overseas before kicking off their headline tour starting October 5th in Orlando, Florida.

Whibley began writing for 13 Voices immediately following his four-month stint in the hospital. The frontman recalls, "I had to learn how to do everything again-my motor skills, learning how to play guitar again... I couldn't even walk at the time. 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. Writing music gave me a purpose. I had to get better." As Whibley's health improved, so did his ability to write songs, and 13 Voices soon began to take shape being recorded, produced and engineered by Deryck Whibley at his home in Los Angeles.

Sum 41 consists of five members including Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, co-lead guitarist/backing vocalist Tom Thacker, bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.

Album Track Listing
1. A Murder of Crows  
2. Goddamn I'm Dead Again
3. Fake My Own Death
4. Breaking The Chain
5. There Will Be Blood
6. 13 Voices
7. War
8. God Save Us All (Death to POP)
9. The Fall And The Rise
10. Twisted By Design

 The Kenneths Announce EP Launch Party.

Kenneths.Thursday 25th August 2016
London punks, The Kenneths, are pleased to announce a London headline date in celebration of the release of their forthcoming 'Double N' EP, released September 30th. The band will headline The Black Heart on Monday 3rd October. Tickets for the show are priced at £5 and come with a digital copy of the EP.

Since their inception in January of 2015, The Kenneths have clocked up 150 shows, playing with the likes of Anti-Flag, Juliette and The Licks, Less Than Jake, Jack Garratt and Lianne La Havas in the process. The band also spent the whole of last summer stateside on the Vans Warped Tour, following a personal invitation from organiser, Kevin Lyman, who said "The Kenneths, are a reincarnation of what got me into punk rock in the first place, I had to book them the first time I heard them."

It's fair to say it's been an eventful first eighteen months for Josh (Weller, vocals/guitar), Lewis (Maynard, bass) and Aicha (Djidjelli, drums), but it's simply proof that their hook and harmony laden brand of punk is connecting in impressively fast fashion, even in its embryonic stages.

Speaking of 'Double N', frontman Josh says, "with 'Double N' we set out to capture the raucous energy and fun of our live shows, get into a tiny, overheated room, bottle up the songs in a jar and throw them at everyone's ears.

"There are so many songs about how great being in love is. For me, love has always been fucking horrible. You can't eat, you can't sleep, you become the worst version of yourself. You become completely consumed by this feeling you have no control over, that's what 'Fucked In Love' and All Cried Out' are about. 'Hollywood' is the sunshine track, and 'Focus' is about my ADHD and inability for concentrate on anything for more than ten minutes."

LIVE DATES:
DECEMBER w/ Yellowcard
07 - AMSTERDAM Melkweg OZ
08 - COLOGNE Live Music Hall
09 - COLOGNE Live Music Hall
11 - BRISTOL Academy
12 - GLASGOW ABC
14 - MANCHESTER Ritz
15 - LONDON Shepherd's Bush Empire
17 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
18 - BIRMINGHAM Institute

 Columbis Release New Single 'Nervous Wreck'.

Columbus.Thursday 25th August 2016
Brisbane trio COLUMBUS know what it is to love just as they know what it is to lose, and they lay themselves bare for the world to see on their charmingly evocative debut album, Spring Forever, which is set for release tomorrow; (Aug 26) via UNFD

The band have just released a brand new video for 'Nervous Wreck', which Alex Moses (Vox/Guitar) goes on to explain how personal the song is to them; "Nervous Wreck is the most stripped-back song on the album. It tells the story of someone heartbroken, lost and unsure. It asks why, despite all the hurt, can I still not seem to let go?" 
Check 'Nervous Wreck' here

 Columbus are also thrilled to be hitting the UK shores for the first time, this coming November, for a tour with Roam & Like Pacific, which will be the perfect opportunity for fan's to check out 'Spring Forever', live.
TOUR DATES: brief rock history.
 Mon 14 Nov 2016    UK     Nottingham     Basement
Tue 15 Nov 2016    UK     Leeds     The Key Club
Wed 16 Nov 2016    UK     Manchester    Sound Control
Thu 17 Nov 2016    UK     Glasgow    Audio
Fri 18 Nov 2016    UK     Newcastle     Think Tank
Sat 19 Nov 2016    UK     Swansea    Sin City
Sun 20 Nov 2016    UK     Birmingham     Courtyard
Tue 22 Nov 2016    UK     Norwich     Epic Studios
Wed 23 Nov 2016    UK     Bristol    Exchange
Thu 24 Nov 2016    UK     London     Underworld
Fri 25 Nov 2016    UK     Brighton     Patterns 
Sat 26 Nov 2016    UK      Southampton    Joiners 

 
Columbus' roots were laid in high school, when singer and guitarist Alex Moses would go round to drummer Daniel Seymour's parents' house and jam punk rock covers before they got home from work. They knew bassist & vocalist Ben Paynter from the school jazz band they were all in, and when he completed the line-up Columbus was solidified.
 
The band released debut EP Sad Songs And Sing-Alongs in 2013, followed by the breakthrough EPHome Remedy two years later. This led to international attention, culminating in press and radio attention from around the world. 2016 opened with a performance on Unify's mainstage which was soon followed by the band signing to UNFD and starting work on what would become their debut album.
 
Taking its cues from other classic power-punk trios' albums, Spring Forever has a gorgeous simplicity to its melodies that hints at the darkness that is never far away. Produced by former Defeater sonic architect Jay Maas (Title Fight, State Champs, Polar Bear Club), it's a mature, heartfelt collection of anthems-in-waiting. If there's a hidden theme to Spring Forever it's of wisdom reluctantly gained through those little trials that grow into battles within our heads.
 
All the songs on the album were born in the guitarist's bedroom, plucked gently into life on his battered acoustic and blossomed into gloriously raucous punk rock thunderclaps thanks to the noise and shade provided by the rest of the band, even though they all retain a sweetly painful honesty.

If the songs grew from a place of sadness, they blossom into the world with a small smile that says it's all been worth it.

 Of Mice And Men Release Video For 'Real'.

The Answer.Thursday 25th August 2016
The Answer have announced the release of their eagerly anticipated new album Solas via Napalm Records on October 28th. The first track to be taken from the new album is the melancholic 'Beautiful World', which is available from today (August 25th) as a download with vinyl and CD pre-orders of the album via Pledge Music. 'Beautiful World' will also be available as an instant grat single with pre-orders of the album via digital stores, which will go live on September 16th.

Co-written with former Massive Attack producer / composer, Neil Davidge, 'Beautiful World' is bathed in a dark, cinematic eeriness, juxtaposing with its optimistic title, before evolving into an explosive, retro rock stomper. You can listen to it here: https://youtu.be/uADYRNDkYyw

A decade into the band's career, Solas marks a significant turning point for The Answer and in particular lead singer Cormac Neeson. After their 2015 US Raise A Little Hell tour, the band returned to a scene of utter emotional and financial chaos with matters escalating further for Neeson, when his newly born son, Dabhog, arrived into the world three months premature with multiple health issues. After four months of fighting for his life in a nightmarish world of ventilators, blood transfusions and an enveloping fear of the unknown, it was time for The Answer to return yielding a newfound strength. For this they turned inwards to their culture, and their deep-rooted sense of 'Irishness'.

"I look back at that time of my life as a darkness I didn't know existed. It felt like all the lights in the world had been dimmed and weren't ever coming back up again. I emerged from that whole experience a different man. The world was never going to look the same again but at least I could start to think about stuff I hadn't thought about in a while. Solas arrived at just the right time for me because I felt strongly that I had a lot to say and to get off my chest."

A testament to personal resolve and dogged determination, the band bunkered down in their home rehearsal room converting it into a self-contained recording set up and shut themselves away from the world to create Solas. Guitarist Paul Mahon became the default engineer, arranger and guiding light that would help navigate the evolving creativity and newfound freedom, delivering updates and files from the bunker over to London based producers Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh.

"We initially sat there looking blankly at each other. It became apparent that we would have to approach writing in a completely different way; It was certainly disconcerting to move away from our traditional approach but we had to embrace a new process." Paul recalls. "We didn't want to limit ourselves and as well as exploring our Celtic roots wanted to explore roots music in a broader sense. There may have been some conscious resistance at first but it felt we were being guided down a much more atmospheric, surreal and cinematic path and I think that is reflected in the final album."

Solas is a varied body of work encompassing elements of their Celtic heritage as well as their renowned trademark guitar attack. Rooted in bassist Micky Waters' love of Irish harmony, the combination of mandolins and Celtic choral arrangements suspend time on the harmonious 'Thief Of Light' while 'In This Land' summons an epic resolve and demonstrates an atmospheric turning point in the band's sound.  

Not turning their back on their blues-filled rock anthems, 'Demon Driven Man' is perfect rock'n'roll fare, grounded as ever by drummer James Heatley's remorseless beat, but it is the epic 'Battle Cry (Seo An La Mo Laoch Mo Ghra)', a six-minute call to arms featuring elements of Celtic music, a Gaelic vocal chant, windswept rock and even thunderous Samba rhythms, which best epitomises the old and new of The Answer.

Having gone back to their roots and rediscovered their inner selves Solas is an honest and brave album that panders to no label, to no media framework and to no rules. It is dark, occasionally menacing and at certain moments, joyous and uplifting. It is a record that bears the scars and soul of four talented men from Northern Ireland; sometimes troubled but seeking creative liberation.

The symbol that sits on the front cover, the ancient Celtic sign for 'illumination', bears witness to this 2016 musical evolution. The Answer are firmly embarked upon a new journey having been through the darkest period in their relatively

 Of Mice And Men Release Video For 'Real'.

Of Mice And Men.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
OF MICE & MEN have teamed with Rolling Stone for the premiere of "Real," the stunning companion video to the band's recently released single. Click HERE to watch. The video will be available of the Rise youtube from tomorrow. "Real" is the latest release from the band's much-anticipated new album COLD WORLD, set for a September 9th release on Rise Records. The band began giving fans a sneak preview of the album with the release of first track/video, "Pain," the video for which has already racked up more than 2.1 million YouTube views. Next came the audio for "Real," which premiered on Sirius Octane. Fans can get "Pain" and "Real" as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order the album.

Directed by Max Moore, the "Real" is dedicated to the memory of 14-year-old Cassy Colunga, who recently passed away after battling brain cancer. The band first met with Cassy through the Living the Dream Foundation and upon hearing that her condition worsened, arranged for a visit while recording the album. They spent the day with Cassy and her family, brought her to the studio for a preview of the record (she was the first person outside of the band, producer and engineer to hear the album) and recorded her handclaps for "The Lie," an epic COLD WORLD track that finds Carlile venting his frustrations about the medical system and "calling out the 1% for not taking care of the people they should be," he explains. "Now Cassy's name and the sound of her clapping hands are on the record," says Carlile. "It's something that captures that moment and that relationship forever. When we think about everything we went through to make this record, that's something that we'll never forget."

For the "Real" video, the band worked with The Marfan Foundation, Living The Dream Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and asked fans to submit video footage of themselves holding signs that answered the question, "what makes you feel real?"

In an interview with Rolling Stone in which he discusses his daily battle with Marfan syndrome, Carlile also talked about the making of the video: "We shot it in Portland, Oregon, during a day off from tour. We asked fans to submit footage holding up poster boards that explain what makes them feel real. The images that pop up mention everything from music to foster care to activism to the Marfan community to St. Jude's hospital. We even had some fans in the studio while we were recording, just to include them more in the process."

After wrapping up the remaining dates on their summer arena tour with Marilyn Manson and Slipknot, OF MICE & MEN will celebrate the release of COLD WORLD with a string of special album release shows in Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati and New Orleans. Those performances will see the band performing COLD WORLD live in its entirety for the first time ever. The shows will take place between the band's scheduled performances at a number of major festivals in the US. Tickets are available and bundled with a copy of COLD WORLD.

OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour comes next, kicking off September 30th in Birmingham. Click HERE for more info.

OF MICE & MEN have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They've racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They've shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age and not only held their own, but won over new fans in the process. They've played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released three studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. For most bands, such achievements usually mark the summation of a long career– if they're lucky. But OF MICE & MEN have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere five years. And while those feats make for one helluva resume, what makes this band really matter is that they've never stopped pushing themselves to go further. As a result they continue to reach dizzying new heights, the latest being Cold World, an album that raises the stakes of what a modern day heavy rock band is supposed to sound like. The Southern California-based quintet (Carlile, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded Cold World with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014'sRestoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

Catch OF MICE & MEN live:
UK/EURO Tour dates are as follows

30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
8th October Pyramids, Portsmouth- Tickets
9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets

Tickets on sale now.

 Zakk Wylde Releases Video For 'Sleeping Dogs'.

ZakkWylde.Wednesday 24th August 2016
Guitar icon ZAKK WYLDE today has debuted an all new music video for his latest single "Sleeping Dogs" featuring Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman COREY TAYLOR. The track has gone on to become the most successful active rock radio single of Wylde's career reaching as high as #22 in the U.S. and #11 in Canada. Directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich, the video can be seen here.

The new video is being released on the heels of Zakk Wylde's memorable performance in Glendale, AZ  opening up for GUNS N' ROSES last week on their current "Not In This Lifetime" tour. 

Zakk Wylde is currently on the tail end of a a U.S. and Canadian tour in continued support of his new LP, Book Of Shadows II. Wylde is hitting over 40 cities spread out across the U.S. and Canada which included a highlighted performance at Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal on August 7th, a first for him as a solo artist. Tickets are on sale now here, including VIP upgrades in all markets. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols will serve as support. 

Wylde will continue touring through the end of October, this time with ZAKK SABBATH serving as support for CLUTCH. ZAKK SABBATH includes himself, bassist Blasko (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE) and drummer Joey Castillo (DANZIG, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) performing only BLACK SABBATH songs. Click here for more info. 
Book Of Shadows II was released on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), Zakk Wylde's first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favorite. The album debuted at #2 on the Independent Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart and # 6 on the Current Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 

The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis. 
Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humor, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.  .

 Enter Shikari Announce 'Live At Alexandra Palace' DVD.

Enter Shikari.Wednesday 24th August 2016
Enter Shikari today announce the November 4th release of ‘Live at Alexandra Palace’. The album takes the band’s ‘Bootleg Series’ to its sixth release, and will be available via Ambush Reality / Play It Again Sam as download/

stream from all online outlets, plus in limited edition 2xCD and splatter-coloured-vinyl 2xLP formats. 

‘Live at Alexandra Palace’ features the full set (minus one track, due to technical issues on the night) from the band’s sold out show at the 9000 capacity London venue back in February 2016, and was edited and mixed by guitarist Rory Clewlow and Tim Morris (the band’s live monitors engineer, as well as engineer / assistant producer on the A Flash Flood Of Colour and The Mindsweep albums).
 
A video for a live version of the ‘Redshift’ single, shot and recorded at the show, was released by the band in June 2016 and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frj7IR0sMww
(That video constitutes the only video track from the event due to a hitch with the filming which is why you’re not currently reading information about a DVD release. True fact).
 
Enter Shikari also recently released a 30 minute ‘mini-documentary’ from the Feb 2016 UK arena tour, which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk76UX8onSc
 
The tracklist for ‘Live at Alexandra Palace’ is:

1. Intro / Solidarity
2. Sorry You’re Not A Winner
3. The One True Colour
4. The Last Garrison / No Sleep Tonight
5. Destabilise
6. Radiate
7. Slipshod / The Jester
8. Price On Your Head (inc. Danny Byrd Remix)
9. Dear Future Historians
10. Arguing With Thermometers
11. Gandhi Mate, Gandhi
12. Torn Apart
13. Mothership
14. Redshift
15. Anaesthetist (inc. Reso Remix)
16. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II

You can pre-order the album now at: http://www.entershikari.com/store/ and receive instant downloads of Sorry You’re Not A Winner and Redshift.

Tying neatly into the release, Enter Shikari have also this week announced one final UK show, before disappearing into the winter solstice period and demoing for future releases. 

The band have been personally invited by Bring Me The Horizon to play the role of Very Special Guests at their London O2 Arena Halloween show (on October 31st, of course). This show will be the first time the bands have played on the same (non-festival) show bill since a one-off show in Las Vegas, USA in June 2010, and the first time in the UK since a show at the tiny Leeds Packhorse venue in 2005, when combined band members numbered more than paying audience!

The Enter Shikari live diary for the remainder of 2016 now looks like this; 

AUGUST
24th - Barba Negra Track - Budapest, Hungary 
25th - Czad Festival - Poland 

SEPTEMBER 
3rd - Home Festival - Treviso, Italy 
6th - Tokyo, Japan 
8th - Osaka, Japan
9th - Nagoya, Japan
10th - Tokyo, Japan
19th - Melbourne, Australia
20th - Brisbane, Australia
21st - Sydney, Australia
22nd - Adelaide, Australia
24th - Fremantle, Australia 

OCTOBER 
16th - Knotfest - Mexico City, Mexico
31st - O2 Arena - London, UK .

 Lower Than Atlantis Announce UK Tour.

Lower Than Atlantis.Wednesday 24th August 2016
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS are proud to announce a headline UK tour in March 2017. This will be their biggest tour to date and sees them play London's iconic Brixton Academy.

"It's weird to think that our band was nearly done some 2 years ago, and now we're headlining the biggest venues we ever have! Last time I was at Brixton Academy, I was getting chucked out and now I'll be standing on the stage!  You all know we have been hiding away in our studio since December working on new music. We're about halfway done and it sounds fucking HARD. See you at the shows" says singer Mike Duce.

Full 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

The band recently debuted brand new track 'Work For It' as BBC Radio 1's 'Hottest Record In The World'.  You can listen to the track here: Spotify & iTunes. 

'Work For It' is taken off the forthcoming new album, due for release in early 2017 & follows on from the bands most successful album to date 'Lower Than Atlantis' released in Autumn 2014 which saw them sell over double their previous record sales in the UK, have 5 BBC Radio 1 playlisted singles with over 750 plays combined as well as numerous sold out tours.  

The band will be returning to this years Reading and Leeds Festivals on the main stage, as well as playing a warm up show in Oxford tonight with support from Milk Teeth. 

You can see Lower Than Atlantis this week:

Wed 24th August- Oxford, Academy 2
Fri 26th August - Reading Festival
Sat 27th August- Leeds Festival

Tickemaster.co.uk 
LowerThanAtlantis.co

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 Taking Back Sunday Release New Single 'You Can't Look Back'.

Taking Back Sunday.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
As TAKING BACK SUNDAY gear up for their upcoming US tour through intimate clubs this September and October, the alt-rock quintet are unleashing "You Can't Look Back", the second single and video from their seventh album TIDAL WAVE (Hopeless Records; release date: September 16, 2016). 

A contrast to performance footage of their previous video "Tidal Wave", "You Can't Look Back" is a gorgeously shot but viscerally-charged video of the band and their friends gathered around a campfire, when something happens wholly unexpectedly to vocalist ADAM LAZZARA.  The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqmKSb0kPjo

The upcoming tour posits the band in much smaller venues, enabling the band to connect with their audience better and play longer, extended sets. "Our idea is to go to the smallest clubs we can go to," Lazzara told Entertainment Weekly. "We'd like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club?" Many shows have already sold out, including a duo of New York City shows at Irving Plaza, Boston's Paradise Rock Club, Dallas' Trees, and Nashville's Exit/In. Since their recently announced Riot Fest aftershow in Chicago sold out in less than an hour, the band will be holding an auction for two tickets, a Meet & Greet with the band, a signed copy of Tidal Wave, a signed set list, etc. to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund which provides financial assistance to struggling musicians.  The auction can be found here: bit.ly/2bnH9cN

Gracing the cover of the September 2016 issue of Substream Music Magazine who called Tidal Wave "a full-on rock record from a rock band that still gives a damn about writing rock songs," Taking Back Sunday's return to the forefront of the alt-rock music scene has been heralded by Entertainment Weekly, who broke the news of the band's upcoming album, and praised the title track, pointing out Lazzara's "rough-hewn vocals with thrashing, guitar-laden rock." 

Showcasing the strengths of the Taking Back Sunday's continuous and consistent musical evolution from the breakneck kick off track "Death Wolf" to the anthemic "You Can't Look Back" and the ballad "I Felt It Too", the album also expands the band's palette, especially evident on the album's lead-off single and title track which channels The Clash both sonically and energetically. "I think this idea of making songs that we wrote for ourselves started with Happiness Is... and since the reaction to that album was so positive it really encouraged us to take that a step further with this album," guitarist John Nolan explains.

Taking Back Sunday is Adam Lazzara (vocals), John Nolan (guitars, vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitars), Shaun Cooper (bass), and Mark O'Connell (drums). TIDAL WAVE was produced by Mike Sapone (O'Brother, Mansions) in Charlotte, NC and mixed by Claudius Mittendorpher (Weezer, Drowners, Ra Ra Riot) and will be released on September 16, 2016 via Hopeless Records.

 Wakrat Release New Single.

Wakrat.Tuesday 23rd August 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 8th to coincide with the date of the US General Election Day, 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
Don't miss WAKRAT supporting PROPHETS OF RAGE on the Make America Rage Again tour:
Aug. 19 - Fairfax, VA - EagleBank Arena
Aug. 20 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Aug. 21 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Aug. 23 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Aug. 24 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 27 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center
Aug. 28 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 30 - Quebec City, QC - Centre Videotron
Sep. 01 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 03 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 04 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 05 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sep. 07 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 11 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 13 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum
Sep. 17 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 25 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 27 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
Sep. 30 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct. 01 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 - West Palm Beach, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Oct. 04 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct. 05 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
Oct. 08 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 09 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Oct. 11 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
Oct. 14 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Oct. 15 - San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater

 Raveneye To Release Debut Album 'Nova'.

Raveneye.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Following their wildly successful EP, 'Breaking Out', which debuted on Billboard's Heatseeker chart, UK trio RavenEye are set to release their first album - NOVA - worldwide on September 23rd via their new label, Frontiers Music Srl.

Now they have announced a full UK tour along with a brand new track – 'Inside' - which was premiered by Loudwire in the US – video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPiUabOcKrA
Singer/Guitarist Oli Brown commented'Inside' is a tune about personal demons and specifically, the inability to escape one's own inner voice, which, at the worst of times, can encircle and ultimately control you".

Tickets are on sale now from: www.raveneyeofficial.com
October
20 – Mad Hatters, Inverness
21 – Stereo, Glasgow
22 - Bannermans, Edinburgh 
23 – The Fruit, Hull 
25 -  Islington Academy 2, London
27 – The Bullingdon, Oxford
28 – Met Lounge - Peterborough
29 -  Clwb Lfor Bach, Cardiff 

November
3 – Beat Generator, Dundee
4 - Rebellion, Manchester 
6 - The Musician, Leicester 
10– Greystones, Sheffield
11 - Marr's Bar, Worcester 
12 - MK11, Milton Keynes
13 – Talking Heads, Southampton 
18 – Red Lion, Kent
29 – Crofter's Rights, Bristol

With songs filled with deep grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin​ and Soundgarden​,  the critical acclaim for RavenEye has been just as loud, with Classic Rock Magazine​ commenting that "they deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam​'s cable bills for twenty-five years" and Kerrang commending their "fuzz-tacular garage rock".

Since forming in 2014, RavenEye​  has toured globally, supporting Slash, The Darkness​ and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival​ (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival​ (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF​ (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life​ (U.S.), and Aftershock Festival​ (U.S.). The band will also perform at Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) later this year. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.   Now with a new drummer in place – 21 year old Adam Breeze, the band are set to take 2016 by storm.

When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown​, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck​, Buddy Guy​, Johnny Winter​ and Joe Satriani​, and been hailed by Mojo as "the hottest young pistol in British blues" and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today." RavenEye's live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

First single 'Hero' is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS2zBIgwui0

 Insomnium To Release New Album In September And Head Out On Tour In 2017.

Insomnium.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
The new album, which will be released on September 23rd, 2016 via Century Media Records, is built around a short story called 'Winter’s Gate' (Talven portti in Finnish) written by vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen. The novel won awards and nominations in Finland back in 2007 and 2008. It’s a story about a group of Vikings who set out to find a fabled island west from Ireland, even though the winter is drawing near.
  
INSOMNIUM live: 
 
FESTIVALS 2016
10.09.2016 Trezzo sull'Adda (Italy) - Metalitalia Festival, Live Music Club
 
WINTER'S GATE EUROPEAN TOUR 2017
11.01.2017 Bochum (Germany) - Matrix
12.01.2017 Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
13.01.2017 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
14.01.2017 Lyon (France) - O'Totem
15.01.2017 Paris (France) - Le Petit Bain
16.01.2017 Birmingham (UK) - Rainbow Warehouse
17.01.2017 Manchester (UK) - Sound Control
18.01.2017 London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington

19.01.2017 Nijmegen (The Netherlands) - Doornroosje
20.01.2017 Hamburg (Germany) - Gruenspan
21.01.2017 Erfurt (Germany) - From Hell
22.01.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Lido
24.01.2017 Prague (Czech Republic) - Futurum
25.01.2017 Stuttgart (Germany) - Im Wizemann
26.01.2017 Vienna (Austria) - Szene
27.01.2017 Munich (Germany) - Technikum
28.01.2017 Zurich (Switzerland) - Dynamo

 Crobot To Support Airbourne.

Crobot.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
Pennsylvania US rockers Crobot have announced they will be bringing their funkadelic riffs back to UK shores this Autumn - supporting Australian rockers Airbourne on all UK dates this November.

Frontman Brandon Yeagley commented 'Beardos of the UK Nebula get ready 'cause the Crobot train is coming through with monsters of rock Airbourne!'

Tickets are on sale now, full tour-dates and ticket links below.
Crobot will also play Brain Freeze Festival in Ebbw Vale, Wales on Friday 25th November. Tickets on sale now http://pitymybrain.bigcartel.com/

Tour-dates with Airbourne:
Thursday 17th November -Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne-breakin-outta-hell-tour/portsmouth-pyramids-centre/1007299
Friday 18th November - Norwich, UEA
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/the-nick-rayns-lcr/1006851
Saturday 19th November - Nottingham, Rock City 
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/rock-city/999555
Monday 21st November - Birmingham, O2 Institute
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/o2-institute/1006506
Tuesday 22nd November - Leeds,  O2 Academy
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/o2-academy-leeds/1006510 
Wednesday 23rd November Newcastle, O2 Academy
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/o2-academy-newcastle/1006581
Thursday 24th November Glasgow, Barrowland
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/airbourne-glasgow-24-11-2016/event/360050DBA50F2D37
Saturday 26th November Manchester, Ritz  (SOLD OUT)
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/o2-ritz/1006582
Monday 28th November London, Electric Ballroom
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/electric-ballroom/1008287
Tuesday 29th November London, Electric Ballroom
http://www.seetickets.com/event/airbourne/electric-ballroom/1008288

 Slowcoaches Announce Debut Album 'Nothing Gives'.

Slowcoaches.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
London deadpan punk rockers Slowcoaches are getting set to bring their debut album into the world. The fast, furious, clatteringly majestic and downright fun 'Nothing Gives' will be released via Leisure & District on 2nd December. With 'Norms and Values', the latest cut to be revealed, Slowcoaches purvey a sassy, tongue in cheek observation of aspects of the 'punk' community and the rules that exist within it. The accompanying video is buzzing with lo fi fun, complete with the presence of overexcited attention seeking 'lads' and the cliché of an old shopping trolley.

The band also play a headline show at London's Moth Club this weekend. And it's free entry. Crazy things happen at Slowcoaches shows. When the London based punk-fuelled slack metal trio aren't rocking up to women only biker festivals out in the wilds of Wales, they're laying critter-infested Hackney Wick warehouses to waste while people almost fall out of windows, or causing grown men to headbang so vigourously they end up headbutting the monitors before projective vomiting all over the stage. So brace yourself.

Recorded in two frenetic days at London DIY scene hotbed Sound Savers in Homerton – "the cheapest place in London!" beams guitarist Matt Dixon - 'Nothing Gives' was then shipped out to Ben Hirschfield in LA to mix. "What we wanted was something that was a progression from that quite lofi sound," explains Heather. "We wanted it poppy and also massive, and I think he's done that really well."

In spite of its fun sound, 'Nothing Gives' itself details all the bad stuff that happens in life: break-ups, breakdowns, a pre-mid life crisis, a drug induced mental illness, falling out with friends, getting way too wrecked, losing your job then desperately trying to find a job... the list goes on. "When I looked at the lyrics for this album all together I thought, 'oh man, this is so bleak!" says frontwoman Heather, who is handily currently studying to become a therapist. However, for the listener who doesn't quite fancy ending up in a dark pit of despair after listening, the record makes for a surprisingly upbeat collection. "It's bittersweet, isn't it?" shrugs Matt. See, Slowcoaches don't wallow in their misery, they dress it up with huge riffs and full-throttle power pop panache.

LIVE DATE:
27th Aug – The Moth Club, London (Free Entry) EVENT PAGETICKETS

 You Me At Six Announce New Album 'Night People' For January 2017 Release.

You Me At Six.Tuesday 23rd August 2016
YOU ME AT SIX are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK. Night People will be released on January 13th 2017 through Infectious Music.  https://ymas.lnk.to/NightPeoplePR

The album, their fifth, 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).   

To kick things off the band will play a bunch of underplay shows this autumn. 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, this is a great opportunity to see them in the most intimate settings they have played in years.

UK TOUR

4 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy
5 Oct – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
6 Oct – Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
9 Oct – Belfast, The Limelight
10 Oct – Dublin, The Academy
13 Oct – Nottingham, Rock City Main Hall
14 Oct – Oxford, O2 Academy
15 Oct – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
17 Oct – Inverness, Ironworks
18 Oct – Leeds, O2 Academy
19 Oct – Liverpool, Guild of Students
20 Oct – Sheffield, O2 Academy
21 Oct – Middlesbrough, Empire
23 Oct – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24 Oct – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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. They have also scored thirteen consecutive A-list singles on Radio 1. With anticipation building for their new album, it looks like 2017 is going to be another huge year for the band.

 Ed Harcourt Releases Seventh Album.

Ed Harcourt.Monday 22nd August 2016
Recently signed to Polydor, Ed Harcourt returns with his seventh album Furnaces (out August 19th 2016), the most ambitious and abrasive album of his career.

On Sunday evening, the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show premiered 'Dionysus' - the first taste from Furnaces. The gnarled track is available now, alongside the apocalyptic paean 'The World is on Fire'.

Furnaces was produced by legendary producer Flood, a long-time ally of Ed, who has previously worked with the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Foals.

The result is an album that, for all its fire and brimstone, is also euphoric and celebratory. "I wanted to make a record that people can cry, f**k and fight to" says Ed. "I don't think there are many records out like that at the moment, but all my favourite records have that, whether it's Prince or Nine Inch Nails. I hadn't made a record before that has this kind of danger to it."

Fittingly, the album's artwork was created by the legendary Gonzo artist and Hunter S Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman. "It's a dream come true," says Ed.
Throughout the album Ed plays guitar, bass, drums, piano, synths and assortment of other trinkets - often playing everything you hear! On some tracks, he was joined by his dream line-up: drummer Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, bassist Tom Herbert of The Invisible & Polar Bear, vocalist Hannah Lou Clark, and percussionist Michael Blair, a frequent Tom Waits collaborator.

Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. Recently, he's played piano at major festivals with the Libertines, toured as part of Marianne Faithfull's band and served as Musical Director for Beck's Songbook shows at the Barbican.

He has released six critically acclaimed albums to date, and wrote and performed 'The Way That I Live', the soundtrack to Burberry's 2014/15 festive campaign, which has garnered over 25 million views and 1 million streams. Alongside his own output, Ed is a prolific songwriter and producer writing for artists including James Bay and Paloma Faith; and producing for Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Kathryn Williams.

'Furnaces' Full Tracklisting:
Intro
The World Is On Fire
Loup Garou
Furnaces
Occupational Hazard
Nothing But A Bad Trip
You Give Me More Than Love
Dionysus
There Is A Light Below
Last Of Your Kind
Immoral
Antartica

Ed Harcourt live dates:
Wed 21st September LONDON, Village Underground

 Bullet For My Valentine Add More UK Shows.

Bullet For My Valentine.Monday 22nd August 2016
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE – the hard rock/metal heavyweights now signed to Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records whose spectacular global success has seen them fly the British flag from dizzying heights – have added a further 5 dates to their headline UK tour this Nov/Dec due to high demand. 

Having sold-out London, Birmingham and 2 dates in Manchester, there will now be extra shows in London, Birmingham and other cities to ensure that fans across the whole of the UK have the opportunity to experience what is sure to be a truly memorable tour…

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will perform their classic 2005 debut album, ‘The Poison’, from beginning to end across all newly announced shows, plus the second (already sold out) night in Manchester. See details below.

Playing ‘The Poison’ in full on selected dates only*

NOVEMBER 
24 Centre, Newport
25 O2 Academy, Bournemouth (Just Added) *
27 O2 Academy, Newcastle
28 O2 Academy, Sheffield (Just Added) *
30 O2 Academy, Glasgow

DECEMBER

01 Inverness, Ironworks (Just Added) *
03 Academy, Manchester SOLD OUT
04 Academy, Manchester * SOLD OUT
06 O2 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT
07 O2 Academy, Birmingham (Just Added) *
09 O2 Academy, Brixton, London SOLD OUT
10 O2 Academy, Brixton, London(Just Added) *
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.
Since the release of ‘The Poison’ (now certified gold), Bullet For My Valentine have notched up an impressive array of international facts ‘n’ stats: along with chart-topping success, these include Top 10 chart entries, # 1 Rock Chart positions, arena tours, key spots at the biggest festivals around the world, plus a plethora of awards, including the Kerrang! ‘Best British Band’ gong, given to them 3 years in a row (2008 – 2010), as well as two Metal Hammer Golden Gods ‘Best British Band’ accolades (2006 / 2010), to name but a few. 
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will be working on a new album soon, their first for Search and Destroy / Spinefarm Records.

 Black Orchid Empire Announce Debut Album 'Archetype'.

Black Orchid Empire.Monday 22nd August 2016
Having burst onto the ever-resurging British rock scene with two powerful and melodic singles earlier this year, Black Orchid Empire have announced the release of their debut album ‘Archetype’.

The London-based rock trio will release the album on November 11th  with a supporting tour plus a new single and video.  Watch this space for details coming soon.

ARCHETYPE is a rock album. A proper all-in, listen-from-start-to-finish journey; something to get caught up in and obsess over until you hear little overlooked details on the third or fourth play-through.” Comments frontman Paul Visser.

He continues…”For us, each song is something that needs to be refined and worked on until it takes you on that perfect, heady rollercoaster - our album as a whole is the same way. It's dark, it's heavy, it's melodic, it's complex, but all in balance and all working together in the best interests of the record. We're incredibly proud of this album – it really does define us as a band.”

Black Orchid Empire have performed alongside heavyweights such as Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie, Feeder and Editors and include previous members of highly-acclaimed groups Queen Adreena and Cape Fear.  They have enjoyed significant support for their previous singles, having been playlisted on Kerrang! TV, Kerrang! Radio, Planet Rock and Total Rock.

“Black Orchid Empire have steamrollered their way into my life with a song that is so undeniable, it’s like I’m hearing Muse for the first time all over again.”
Alex Baker (Kerrang! Radio)

Check out the first two singles here:
Come In:  http://youtu.be/gAKmJ7SrX2Q
God Is Awake:  http://youtu.be/WAQ_PdyWoNc

TRACK LISTING:

01 Come In
02 God Is Awake
03 Here's To You
04 This City
05 Melancholia
06 Rabbit In A Snowstorm
07 Riches And Rags
08 Riff Of Death
09 Speed Of Sound
10 Walking Disaster
11 Medicine
12 Mountain
13 Ended Up Like This

 Dead! Unleash New Single.

Dead!.Monday 22nd August 2016
Feisty four piece Dead! are have unleashed their new single today entitled 'Something More Original'.

Streaming link: https://Dead.lnk.to/SomethingMoreOriginalVid

The track is an explosive punk-rock singalong. It's another menacing leap forward. "It's about people who aren't happy but who just sit around and don't try to improve their situation," says Alex. "Whether this band happens or whether we crumble, we're fucking trying." The tongue-in-cheek title refers to the fact that "we don't have a new sound... but we don't care." "Something More Original is just a good, fast, British rock song," says Sam.

The London based boys; Alex Mountford, Sam Matlock, Louis Matlock and Sam Chappell, are a feisty and imaginative bunch that favour the DIY approach to life. Since their formation the band have been finding unique venues to put on self-promoted gigs and on Tuesday they play North London recording studio Livingston Studios. The quartet aren't the sort of people who wait for opportunities: they go out and hunt them down. With a fire in their belly, they've toured, released their own music, made their own videos and now have a fervent fan club, named The Damned Restless Future, who follow their every move. They are one of the UK's most exciting new rock'n'roll bands, armed with a stack of raucous, punky anthems and a gung-ho, do-or-die attitude. This was the way it had to be. There are no half measures for Dead!.

Their reputation as a thrilling live act has been cemented by chaotic, sweatbox gigs and are nearing the end of a busy Summer of festivals including Slam Dunk, Download, The Great Escape and 2000 Trees. They will round it off with sets on The Pit at Reading and Leeds Festival.

LIVE DATES

Aug 20th Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt BEL
Aug 22nd Manchester, Tiger Lounge (headline show)
Aug 23rd London, Livingston Studios (headline show)
Aug 24th Birmingham, Asylum Bar (headline show)
Aug 27th Reading Festival, The Pit
Aug 28th Leeds Festival, The Pit
Aug 29th Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge (supporting SWMRS)
Aug 30th Glasgow, Broadcast (supporting SWMRS)
Aug 31st Edinburgh, Electric Circus (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 2nd Liverpool, Studio 2 (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 3rd Norwich, Owl Sanctuary (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 5th Nottingham, Bodega (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 6th Southampton, Joiners (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 7th Bristol, Thekla (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 8th London, The Garage (supporting SWMRS)
Sep 23rd Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg DE
Sep 25th Gloucester Underground Festival, Guildhall

 State Champs Announce 2017 UK Tour.

State Champs.Monday 22nd August 2016
Albany, NY pop rock heavyweights, State Champs, have today announced a UK and European tour in early 2017.  This will see them in 8 cities around the UK, finishing at the Forum in London on 18th March 2017.

"Ecstatic to say we will be back in February and March to headline mainland Europe and the UK for the first time in a long time. We're hitting some countries we haven't played before, as well as coming back to a few places we are very familiar with. We've got some special stuff planned for these shows, so come party with us. Hope to see you soon!" says the band.

You can see the band 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

State Champs have just finished a summer long run on Warped Tour before now heading to the UK to playing main stage at Reading and Leeds festival as well as a London sold out headline show and acoustically supporting Sleeping With Sirens this week.

You can see State Champs this week at the following dates:

24th August Underworld London 
25th August Union Chappell London (acoustic supporting Sleeping With Sirens)
26th August Main Stage Leeds Festival
28th August Main Stage Reading Festival

 The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Reading And Leeds Warm Up Show.

The Dillinger Escape Plan.Monday 22nd August 2016
There are many bands that claim to "tear a venue a new one" or "destroy the place" .... This show will take those phrases to an entirely new level.  The Dillinger Escape Plan will lay waste to London's Old Blue Last on Wednesday August 24th before their performances at this years Reading and Leeds festivals.   Tickets for this show go on sale at 3pm today, Monday August 22nd.

You can help crash the internet here:  https://www.songkick.com/store/events/27863784

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is readying what is to potentially be the final full-length album before an 'extended hiatus.'  DISSOCIATION, out October 14, 2016, is a product of the recent collaboration of the band's Party Smasher Inc. label with Cooking Vinyl and promises to be their most adventurous to date.

The premiere single, "Limerent Death" Weinman says "is one of my all-time favorite DEP songs. I feel that this song is one of the rare instances where all the members are feeling, and conveying, the same energy from start to end. A sharp focused dagger plowing its way through thick heavy walls."

Follow this link to view the 'Limerent Death' packshot video: https://TDEP.lnk.to/LDvid

The band tracked drums at Vudu Studio on Long Island. Guitars and Bass were recorded at Party Smasher Studio in NJ with producer, Steve Evetts. Half the vocals were recorded at Steve's studio in Long Beach and the others with Producer Josh Wilbur at his home studio. Then additional guitars and sound design was done in Weinman's own personal studio. The album was then mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity in Boston, MA.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has been a juggernaut since their inception in 1997 making an indelible mark on the world of rock The band has put out five studio albums, rocked Late Night TV and have been winners of the Revolver Golden Gods' Best Underground Band, Kerrang!'s Inspiration Award and Spirit of Independence Award as well as a VH1 Most Influential Guitarist award.  Their sound is unlike that of any other band, but that has been the inspiration for many that have followed. The New York Times described it best when they said, "If you really want to know these songs — metal through the jazz-rock filter of Allan Holdsworth and Mahavishnu Orchestra — you have to listen repeatedly and concentrate. Increasingly it's a composer's music...a haywire, acrobatic combustion that occurs in almost every song."  

DISSOCIATION TRACK LISTING
"Limerent Death"
"Symptom Of Terminal Illness"
"Wanting Not So Much As To"
"Fugue"
"Low Feels Blvd"
"Surrogate"
"Honeysuckle"
"Manufacturing Discontent"
"Apologies Not Included"
"Nothing To Forget"
"Dissociation"

 Exist Immortal Reveal Video For 'Follow Alone' Single.

Exist Immortal.Sunday 21st August 2016
London 5-piece metallers Exist Immortal have unveiled the video for their new single 'Follow Alone', to be taken from their brand new album Breathe, out October 28th.

Watch the video HERE

The video, shot at the epic Lee Quarry in Lancashire, sees the band performing on the edge of a cliff face, overlooking the vast caverns below. Cut between floor shots and jaw dropping aerial drone footage, 'Follow Alone' is a must-watch, and the band's most breathtaking offering yet.

The track is taken from their newly announced second album, Breathe. The follow up to their debut 2014 release Darkness Of An Age, its eleven tracks are prime examples of genre-spanning, hook-laden melodic metal, which are both unique and imaginative in their approach and execution. 

Since releasing Darkness Of An Age in 2014, the band has been working tirelessly, expanding their reach and building a solid, dedicated following. Performing at a range of festivals, countless tours, and sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the underground, from SikTh and Heart Of A Coward, to Fallujah and Circles, their brand of modern metal has so far taken them the length of breadth of the UK, across the vast majority of mainland Europe and as far as India.

In preparation for the new album, the band will once again be bringing their tight and intense live show to hungry audiences. They're currently on a small UK run, ending at London's Dingwalls with Agent Fresco, Zoax, Press To Meco & No Consequence. Exist Immortal will also be performing at this year's Euroblast Festival alongside the likes of Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya, Heart Of A Coward and many more.

With the release of 'Follow Alone', a stellar second album and more singles, tours and updates to be announced, 2016 is shaping up to be a defining year for one of the country's most exciting young metal acts.

TOUR DATES
August 19th – Bridgwater, Cobblestones
August 20th – Brighton, Sticky Mikes
August 21st – London, Dingwall
October 2nd – Euroblast Festival, Cologne, Germany 
BREATHE TRACKLISTING
1. Saviour
2. In Hindsight
3. Invisible Lines
4. Misconduct
5. Follow Alone
6. Erode
7. Escape
8. Lucid
9. Breathe
10. Release 
11. Chi

 You Me At Six Announce UK Tour And New Studio Album.

You Me Agt Six.Friday 19th August 2016
YOU ME AT SIX are set to release a new studio album that will confirm their status as one of the most important rock bands to emerge from the UK.

The album, their fifth, 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). It is set for release early next year, more news to follow.

To kick things off the band will play a bunch of underplay shows this autumn.  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, this is a great opportunity to see them in the most intimate settings they have played in years

UK TOUR

4 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy
5 Oct – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
6 Oct – Swansea, Brangwyn Hall
9 Oct – Belfast, The Limelight
10 Oct – Dublin, The Academy
13 Oct – Nottingham, Rock City Main Hall
14 Oct – Oxford, O2 Academy
15 Oct – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
17 Oct – Inverness, Ironworks
18 Oct – Leeds, O2 Academy
19 Oct – Liverpool, Guild of Students
20 Oct – Sheffield, O2 Academy
21 Oct – Middlesbrough, Empire
23 Oct – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24 Oct – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

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. They have also scored thirteen consecutive A-list singles on Radio 1. With anticipation building for their new album, it looks like 2017 is going to be another huge year for the band.

 Ellie Goulding Announces New Single 'Still Falling For You'.

Ellie Goulding.Friday 19th August 2016
Multi-platinum selling global superstar Ellie Goulding today announces the release of her upcoming single 'Still Falling For you'. The single, available August 19th via Polydor Records, is taken from the original soundtrack to the upcoming motion picture 'Bridget Jones's Baby'. The full soundtrack will be available on September 16th.

Since the release of her third studio album 'Delirium' which featured the record-breaking 'Love Me Like You Do' and monster singles 'On My Mind' and 'Army', Goulding has been enjoying a year of knockout live performances in stadiums and festivals the world over including slots at Glastonbury, Coachella and Lollapalooza.

Now offering her first taste of new music of the year, Goulding unveils the beautiful track, which was written for the upcoming soundtrack. To date, Ellie holds three UK #1 singles, over 30 million worldwide sales and Brit Awards for Best Female Solo Artist and Critics Choice.

Bridget Jones's Baby will be in cinemas from September 16th in the UK. 

 Dance Gavin Dance Release New Song 'Chucky Vs The Giant Tortoise'.

Dance Gavin Dance.Friday 19th August 2016
Sacramento's Dance Gavin Dance are giving fans a first taste of their upcoming 7th studio LP, Mothership, which will be released on October 7th via Rise Records.

Stream the album's lead track, "Chucky vs The Giant Tortoise," here

Pre-orders for Mothership are now available on MerchNow and iTunes.

Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act which fuses elements of emo, post-hardcore, jazz fusion, progressive rock and screamo into their signature sound, has seen their last five album's chart on the Billboard Top 200.

The band will play UK/European leg of last year's 10 Year Anniversary Tour later this year.  The dates will feature vocalist Tilian Pearson, as well as the band's previous vocalists, Kurt Travis and Jonny Craig, who will share vocal duties on select songs. Check out a promo video for the European/UK run here.

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

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

Tickets onsale now 

 Metallica Announce Brand New Studio Album 'Hardwired... To self-Destruct'.

Metallica.Thursday 18th August 2016
Metallica will release their eleventh studio album, Hardwired...To Self-Destruct, on November 18th, via Blackened Recordings. The 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set is the Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's first studio album since 2008's multi-platinum Death Magnetic. Hardwired...To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.com starting today in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions. The album is produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic.

"Has it really been eight years? Doesn't feel like it! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink," said Metallica's Lars Ulrich. "We're obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there.  We've been rockin' along in the studio with Greg on and off for the last 18 months firing up the creative engines again. Putting new music out there, getting in your faces once again and all that comes with it is what we love to do more than anything else, so strap yourselves in ... INCOMING!"

"Hardwired," the first track to be released from the forthcoming album was played for the first time earlier today during a live remote broadcast from Metallica's HQ in the Bay Area. During an interview with Minneapolis rock station 93X discussing the band's performance at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 20th, Lars Ulrich stunned 93X's Pablo by unleashing the incendiary song for the first time, much to the surprise (and delight) of the station, as well as fans around the world. "Hardwired" will be delivered as an instant download to fans who preorder the album.  
Metallica also premiered the official video for "Hardwired" today.  The clip can be viewed HERE.

Metallica will perform this Saturday, August 20th, at U.S. Bank Stadium — the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. The band's performance will be the first rock concert at the venue and tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes. Fans can tune in from home via a Pandora live stream beginning at 10 pm EST at http://pdora.co/metallicalive. Individual songs from the concert will also spin on Pandora. To listen, log in to your Pandora account or create a new one for free if you live in U.S., Australia or New Zealand. Fans outside of those countries can access the live stream at www.livemetallica.com

 Additionally, in celebration of Saturday's performance, the band will be launching the official Metallica Pop-Up Store in Minneapolis this weekend. The store will have exclusive show merchandise and items not available anywhere else (including inside the stadium) as well as a wide selection of classic Metallica merch. The Metallica Pop-Up Store will be located at 401 2nd Ave North and open on Friday, August 19th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Stay tuned for more details on Hardwired...To Self-Destruct in the coming weeks.

TRACKLISTING
Regular Album (on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats):
Disc One
1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We're Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1. Confusion
2. Dream No More
3. ManUNkind
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone

Deluxe Version (On CD & Vinyl only):
Disc One
1.         Hardwired
2.         Atlas, Rise!
3.         Now That We're Dead
4.         Moth Into Flame
5.         Am I Savage?
6.         Halo On Fire

Disc Two
1.         Confusion
2.         Dream No More
3.         ManUNkind
4.         Here Comes Revenge
5.         Murder One
6.         Spit Out The Bone

Disc Three
1.      Lords Of Summer
2.      Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
3.      N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M.  (Riff Origins)
4.      Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
5.      Plow (Riff Origins)
6.      Sawblade (Riff Origins)
7.      RIP (Riff Origins)
8.      Lima (Riff Origins)
9.      91 (Riff Origins)
10.    MTO (Riff Origins)
11.    RL72 (Riff Origins)
12.    Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
13.    CHI (Riff Origins)
14.    X Dust (Riff Origins)

 Yellowcard Release New Single 'The Hurt Is Gone'.

Yellowcard.Thursday 18th August 2016
As we near the final stretch of 2016 with the end of the Summer, YELLOWCARD and their fans are bracing for the bittersweet release of their self-titled last album on September 30, 2016 and their farewell world tour.  In preparation, Ryan Key, Sean Mackin, Ryan Mendez, and Josh Portman are releasing the new single and video 'The Hurt Is Gone' - the follow-up to 'Rest In Peace' which has racked up nearly one million views on Youtube since its debut one month ago.

'The Hurt Is Gone' is thematically about taking chances and accepting change in order to grow, no matter how painful. The theme mirrors the position in which the band is themselves, as they get ready for the next step in their own lives ("Change comes for you even if you're hiding out / So wake to this truth and maybe you'll believe me now").  It's accompanying video – a montage of images zooming in and out of focus from the expansiveness of space to the intimacy of a couple lying in bed, can be viewed here: http://smarturl.it/TheHurtIsGone

With the wrap up of Vans Warped Tour last week, Yellowcard are taking a short time off to recharge one last time before they embark on their final world tour which kicks off in the US on October 6th in San Antonio, TX and comes to the UK in December. 

YELLOWCARD will be released on September 30, 2016 via Hopeless Records and was self-produced by Ryan Key and guitarist Ryan Mendez with long-time ally and close friend Neal Avron as Executive Producer. Yellowcard is Ryan Key (vocals, guitars), Sean Mackin (violins), Ryan Mendez (guitar), and Josh Portman (bass).

UK & European Final World Tour Dates
Dec-07                        Amsterdam               Netherlands             Melkweg OZ
Dec-08                        Cologne                     Germany                    Live Music Hall
Dec-09                        Cologne                     Germany                    Live Music Hall
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
Dec-17                        Nottingham               UK                               Rock City
Dec-18                        Birmingham              UK                               O2 Institute
 

 REO Speedwagon To Support Status Quo.

REO Speedwagon.Thursday 18th August 2016
In February 2016, Status Quo announced that this year would see their last full-on electric shows. Now the band are unveiling the dates; "The Last Night Of The Electrics" tour will begin in October with a high profile stint across Europe, visiting the UK for a spectacular send-off in December 2016. After this tour the Telecasters shall finally be unplugged and amps turned off. 

Francis Rossi said,
"We've talked about it for some time and have decided that it's time for us to hang up the electrics. It's getting harder and harder for us to play those shows. It's 30 years since we last said we were stopping but this is a final decision. It doesn't mean we won't do other things, perhaps the odd special, but we're agreed that the moment has come. There's more to come from us in the years ahead, but we won't tour the electric set ever again". 

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

Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards and Leon Cave will plug in and bring their thunderous electric live show back to the nation's venues for the last time. Packed with hits, both new and old, taken from that unbelievable back catalogue. If you love Status Quo, you need to be there; if you've never before seen this truly legendary act play a full full-throttle no-nonsense electric set, you need to be there! Status Quo will be joined on this run of dates by very special guests REO Speedwagon and The Lounge Kittens.

Status Quo have sold over 118 million records throughout their illustrious career and have achieved 43 hit albums in the British Albums Chart; more than any other band apart from The Rolling Stones. With iconic hits including 'Whatever You Want' and 'Rockin' All Over The World' it is estimated that Status Quo have played over 6,000 live shows in their 49 year career to a total audience in excess of 25 million people.

This tour will truly be the end of an era as Status Quo turn their back on constantly touring their fabled electric live set. Since first charting in 1967 the band have become a truly iconic and massively influential rock act. The world of music will not be the same once the dust has settled from "The Last Night Of The Electrics" Tour.
REO Speedwagon has sold 40 million albums around the globe, with the group's landmark album, 'Hi Infidelity', now approaching ten times platinum status in the states. After nearly five decades since forming, front man Kevin Cronin and band mates Bruce Hall (bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar) and Bryan Hitt (drums) are still electrifying audiences worldwide with concerts featuring their two US number one singles 'Keep on Loving You' and 'Can't Fight This Feeling', along with hits including, 'Take It on the Run', 'Time for Me to Fly', 'Roll With the Changes', 'Ridin' The Storm', and more.

Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon said,
"I remember hearing 'Pictures of Matchstick Men' on underground radio and being totally blown away. All our early influences were British rock groups, so we are psyched to be going on a tour of England with Status Quo. I have a feeling both our bands and our fans will find we all have a lot in common and that this tour will be big fun for everyone."

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

Tickets are on sale now via aeglive.co.uk priced from £55/£46.

 Hey1 Hello! To Release 'Hey! Hello! Too!' Album'.

Hey1 Hello!.Thursday 18th August 2016
On September 23rd  Hey! Hello! release their first full-length studio album as a band,  'Hey! Hello! Too!' on the Round Records label. 

With a punk spirit and a take-no-shit attitude Hey! Hello! are an ultra-catchy noise pop group armed with a truck full of great tunes.

'Music is the sound of feelings, and we are all the creators of our own feelings - positive or negative. Hey! Hello! choose to be positive, therefore our music reflects that intention. This is the sound of joy.' Making music their way, the quartet describe the recording process as "nothing but fun", creating Hey! Hello! Too! in the "middle of the woods somewhere in Wales". 

With humour, pace, emotion, huge choruses and bubblegum sweetness Hey! Hello! Too!'s 11 songs cover wide range of topics,  but, the approach  "always maintains a gang like mentally". Full of sunbursts of pop melody  Hey! Hello! Too!  is a record from a band that has found their sound and is ready for the world to hear it, 

Hey! Hello! are the sound of the party not affected by trends or other bands and have delivered one of the finest albums of 2016.

>Hey! Hello! is - Ai (drums / vocals) the calm one, Toshi (bass)  the resourceful one, The Rev (lead guitar) the cool one and Ginger (rhythm guitar / vocals)  the wise one. 

Pure unadulterated volume driven rock' n'roll. Hey! Hello! Let's Go 

Hey! Hello! Too!  track listing 

  1. All Around The World
  2. This Ain"t Love
  3. Glass Of Champagne
  4. Kids
  5. Forever Young 
  6. Loud And Fucking Clear
  7. Can't Stand You (Hurting Me)
  8. Let's Get Emotional
  9. A History Of Lovers
  10. Body Parts
  11. Perfect


To preorder Hey! Hello! Too!  go to:- http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/round-records

 Night Verses Release Short Film For 'Strange Graves'.

Nightverses.Thursday 18th August 2016
Night Verses is offering a unique journey throughout space with their stunning animated short film for 'Strange Graves', that was illustrated by Night Verses drummer Aric Improta and created by Adam Davis. The music video is streaming now via Youtube.com/equalvision.

"Collaborating with Adam was great. He created a whole world and contemplative space out of the concept art that really matches the feel of the song," notes Improta. "The juxtaposition of the digital animation and the drawings I do by hand gave the visuals a distinct look that wasn't overly polished, but managed to be complex."
The intricate art follows the release of the intense video for 'A Dialogue in Cataplexy' - a video that is not for the faint of heart by any means, and offers an extreme range of beauty, chaos and intrigue. 'A Dialogue in Cataplexy' can be seen now at HERE.

'Strange Graves' and 'A Dialogue in Cataplexy' come from the band's second full-length, 'Into The Vanishing Light', which was released on July 8 via Graphic Nature Records, an Equal Vision Records imprint. The album is available physically on tour and at nightverses.merchnow.com and digitally through iTunes, GooglePlay, AmazonMP3, Spotify and Youtube.com/equalvision.

'Into The Vanishing Light' was recorded in Venice Beach, CA with legendary producer Ross Robinson (Glassjaw, At The Drive In, The Cure). The album puts a newfound emphasis on utilizing their instruments in unique and innovative ways to create a dense, atmospheric sound and experience for listeners.

The band, comprised of Douglas Robinson (vocals), Nick DePirro (guitar), Reilly Herrera (bass), and Aric Improta (drums), has just wrapped up a full US tour with letlive., Seahaven, and Silver Snakes.

TOUR DATES
Envy on the Coast (Reincarnation Tour) w/Night Verses 
Aug 20 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
Aug 21 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
Aug 23 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage 
Aug 24 Philadelphia, PA Tickets @ Union Transfer 
Aug 26 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom 
Aug 27 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge 
Aug 28 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall

 Truckfighters Release New Video For 'Calm Before The Storm'.

Truckfighters.Thursday 18th August 2016
The mighty TRUCKFIGHTERS’ have launched a video for their new song 'Calm Before The Storm', taken off the upcoming album 'V' out on Century Media on 30 Sep!

You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/cIFw48eV61Y

'Calm Before The Storm' is also available as an Instant Grat Single. You can pre-order the digital album at one of the following outlets:
iTunes
AmazonMP3

Shortly after the album release, the TRUCKFIGHTERS will hit the road again to play an extensive European tour.  Support bands for most of the main land dates will be We Hunt Buffalo and Witchrider, for the UK dates it will be Deville and Dot Legacy. 

TRUCKFIGHTERS LIVE 2016
20.10.2016 Berlin (Germany) - SO36
21.10.2016 Chemnitz (Germany) - AJZ
22.10.2016 Vienna (Austria) - Fuzzfest
23.10.2016 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Halle                        
25.10.2016 Milan (Italy) - Lo-Fi  
27.10.2016 Bologna (Italy) - Freakout
28.10.2016 Puget (France) - Le Rats
29.10.2016 Bron (France) - Le Jack Jack                                   
02.11.2016 Bilbao (Spain) - Stage Live
03.11.2016 Barcelona (Spain) - Razz 3
04.11.2016 Madrid (Spain) - Chango     
05.11.2016 Lisbon (Portugal) - Stairway Club
06.11.2016 Porto (Portugal) - Cave 45
09.11.2016 Amsterdam (The Netherlands) - Melkweg Oude Zaal
10.11.2016 Groningen (The Netherlands) - Vera
11.11.2016 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - O13
12.11.2016 Hengelo (The Netherlands) - Metropool
25.11.2016 Cologne (Germany) - Underground
04.12.2016 Birmingham (UK) - Rainbow
05.12.2016 Glasgow (UK) - King Tuts
06.12.2016 Nottingham (UK) - Rescue Rooms
07.12.2016 Bristol (UK) - Thekla
08.12.2016 Manchester (UK) - Ruby Lounge
09.12.2016 London (UK) - Islington Academy
10.12.2016 Brighton (UK) - Green Door Store

27.12.2016 Hamburg (Germany) - Sankt Hell Festival

 Cover Your Tracks Release New Album.

Cover Your Tracks.Thursday 18th August 2016
Cover Your Tracks have premiered a new song off their debut album Fever Dream, to be released on September 9th

Listen to the song 'Cages' now https://youtu.be/1Rt0UjTacWM.

This is the second single from Fever Dream and fans will receive instant downloads of 'Cages' and 'Bellow' when pre-ordering the album at iTunes.

The Atlanta, GA four-piece – vocalist Paul Rose, guitarist Omar Magana, bassist Cory Ferris and drummer Brent Guistwite – formed in 2014 from the ashes of previous bands which included Woe, Is Me, Decoder and Cursed Sails. Fever Dream is a brutal assault of metal, its ten songs are infused both with heavy industrial leanings as well as catchy choruses and ambitious, soaring melodies. Whichever side of the spectrum these songs fall – and it’s often both – they all combine together to create a debut album that’s as full of confidence as it is uncertainty, and which is full of nihilistic despair and determined defiance against it.

This album is exactly what we wanted it to be, with no restrictions, so to get this far and then have Epitaph on board means the world to us. We’ve been working at this for quite some while, so to finally break through and have some success is amazing. We hope people will appreciate this record as much as we enjoyed writing it,” says guitarist Magana.

Pre-orders for Fever Dream are available at: https://cyt.lnk.to/feverdream.

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

 Voivod Announce Split 7" EP.

Voivod.Thursday 18th August 2016
While work is underway for a new VOIVOD studio album expected for 2017, the band is now ready to announce a next Split 7” EP release, following up the most recent ones together with labelmates At The Gates and Napalm Death.

In the light of the next European tour pairing, this time VOIVOD are teaming up with label mates Entombed A.D. for a limited edition Split 7” EP, featuring their track “Fall” off the “Post Society - EP”, which is so far unreleased on vinyl. The release will happen with the start of the tour on October 28th, so watch out for further details soon.

Entombed A.D., VOIVOD, Lord Dying - "Dead Dawn” European Tour 2016:
26.10.2016 Leipzig (Germany) - Taubchenthal
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
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) - Fleece
15.11.2016 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge
16.11.2016 Glasgow (UK) - Audio 
17.11.2016 London (UK) - The Underworld

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
 

 A Day To Remember Release Video For 'Bullfight'.

A Day To Remember.Thursday 18th August 2016
A Day To Remember have launched a brand new video for their track "Bullfight"!  Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm5Nevsj1CE

Fans can get "Bullfight," "Bad Vibrations" and "Paranoia" as instant downloads by clicking smarturl.it/badvibrations to pre-order BAD VIBRATIONS on iTunes. Pre-order bundles are also available on the band's official site or at smarturl.it/adtr-preorder.

Now set for a September 2nd release on the band's own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, BAD VIBRATIONS was produced by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed by Grammy winner Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Slayer). The album is the band's first since 2013's Common Courtesy.

The quintet, who recently headlined both the 2016 Kerrang! Awards and Alternative Press Music Awards, are currently on the road in the US with Blink-182 for a summer tour of arenas and sheds that kicked off in San Diego, CA. In January and February 2017 they'll head to Europe and for a string of headline shows. Please see below for the full list of dates, and the pre-sale/on sale details.
 
22-Jan-2017 - Cardiff - Cardiff International Arena – UK - TICKETS
23-Jan-2017 - Glasgow - The SSE Hydro - UK - TICKETS
25-Jan-2017 - Birmingham - Barclaycard Arena - UK- TICKETS
27-Jan-2017 - London - The SSE Arena Wembley - UK- TICKETS
28-Jan-2017 - Leeds - Leeds Arena - UK- TICKETS
30-Jan-2017 - Oberhausen - Turbinen Halle - Germany - TICKETS
31-Jan-2017 - Leipzig - Haus Auensee - Germany - TICKETS
01-Feb-2017 - Cologne - Palladium - Germany - TICKETS
03-Feb-2017 - Hamburg - Sporthalle - Germany - TICKETS
04-Feb-2017 - Berlin - Columbiahalle - Germany - TICKETS
05-Feb-2017 - Vienna - Gasometer - Austria- TICKETS
07-Feb-2017 - Milan - Alcatraz - Italy - TICKETS
08-Feb-2017 - Zurich - Volkshaus – Switzerland - TICKETS
10-Feb-2017 - Offenbach - Stadthalle Offenbach - Germany - TICKETS
11-Feb-2017 - Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle – Germany - TICKETS
12-Feb-2017 - Paris - Le Trianon – France - TICKETS
14-Feb-2017 - Brussels - AB – Belgium - TICKETS
15-Feb-2017 - Tilburg - 013 - The Netherlands – TICKETS

 Lower Than Atlantis Release New Track 'Work For It'.

Lower Than Atlantis.Thursday 18th August 2016
LOWER THAN ATLANTIS last night debuted brand new track 'Work For It' with BBC Radio 1's the Annie Mac show as her 'Hottest Record In The World'.  You can listen to the track on Radio 1 playback HERE, or on Spotify & iTunes. 

'Work For It' is taken off the forthcoming new album, due for release in early 2017 & follows on from the bands most successful album to date 'Lower Than Atlantis' released in Autumn 2014 which saw them sell over double their previous record sales in the UK, have 5 BBC Radio 1 playlisted singles with over 750 plays combined as well as numerous sold out tours.  

The band will be returning to this years Reading and Leeds Festivals on the main stage, as well as playing a warm up show in Oxford with support from Milk Teeth. As well as having some special live announcements in the pipeline.

You can see Lower Than Atlantis live at the following dates:
Wed 24th August- Oxford, Academy 2
Fri 26th August - Reading Festival
Sat 27th August- Leeds Festival

 Caliban Announce UK Tour With Suicide Silence.

Caliban.Thursday 18th August 2016
In support of their latest album 'Gravity' which came out earlier this year via Century Media Records, German Powerhouse CALIBAN haven joined forces with the mighty SUICIDE SILENCE to embark on a full European tour this November/December.

CALIBAN & Suicide Silence
24.11.2016 (UK) Manchester - Club Academy
25.11.2016 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
26.11.2016 (UK) Birmingham - Institute 2
27.11.2016 (UK) Bristol - Marble Factory
28.11.2016 (UK) Southampton - Engine Rooms
29.11.2016 (UK) London - KoKo

01.12.2016 (FR) Paris - Fleche d’Or 
02.12.2016 (FR) Toulouse - Connexion Cafe 
03.12.2016 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
04.12.2016 (ES) Madrid - Sala Chango
06.12.2016 (CH) Aarau -  Kiff
07.12.2016 (DE) Munich - Backstage Werk
08.12.2016 (AT) Vienna - Arena
09.12.2016  (CZ) Prague - Rock Cafe
10.12.2016 (DE) Dresden - Reithalle
11.12.2016 (PL) Wroclaw - Alibi Club
13.12.2016 (DE) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
14.12.2016 (BE) Antwerp - Trix
15.12.2016 (NL) Eindhoven - Dynamo
16.12.2016 (DE) Hamburg - Markthalle
17.12.2016 (DE) Münster - Skaters Palace
18.12.2016 (DE) Karlsruhe - Knockdown Festival
20.12.2016 (DE) Hannover - Musikcentrum
21.12.2016 (DE) Cologne - Live Music Hall
22.12.2016 (DE) Berlin - C-Theater

Check out the following songs from 'Gravity':
'Paralyzed': https://youtu.be/xk6zL8597dw
'Mein schwarzes Herz': https://youtu.be/NqF1fceTm5U

 The Lounge Kittens Release Video For Alice Coopers 'Poison'.

The Lounge Kittens.Thursday 18th August 2016
Hot on the heels of their massively successful debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – where THE LOUNGE KITTENS hosted eight instalments of their EVERYBODY HATES THE LOUNGE KITTENS show – the girls continue their relentless onslaught of monthly video releases. This time they’ve unveiled the opening track from debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’, and it comes in the form of Alice Cooper classic ‘Poison’.

“This was the first song we ever arranged as a groupJen (the Red one) tells us. “It was always going to be the first track on the album because it’s such an important part of the TLK story. It’s become a firm favourite with fans and a stalwart of our live shows so it feels great to have been able to give it its proper attention in the recording studio.”

“And Alice Cooper seems to think it’s alright too” Timia (the Blue one) chimes in. “We got to meet Alice at Stone Free Festival and he is every bit the charming legend you expect him to be… and we managed not to pass out or puke up whilst talking to him so I’m guessing he feels the same way about us haha. It’s a massive honour to have the original artist hear our take on their songs and we’re still feeling a little overwhelmed by this one.”

The video sees the girls up to their old tricks again with a dark, sexy homage to Mr Cooper’s original work, with lashings of TLK humour thrown in for good measure. “We worked with a new team for this video because we wanted to give it a really, really glamorous edge” Zan (the Pink one) says. “We shot it at the Murder Mile fetish studio, which was particularly hilarious on a hot summer’s day but Mel [Director Melanie Light] cracked the whip, so to speak, and managed to drag some seriously sultry shots out of each of us… and then gaffa taped us into straightjackets. Standard day’s work for TLK, really.”

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FerctrK7UHI

As the girls navigate through their challenge of releasing new video material every month until the end of the year, next month sees the culmination of twelve month’s hard work as the album is finally released.

But that doesn’t mean they’re letting themselves off the STOP-EVERYTHING-THE-KITTENS-ARE-DOING-SOMETHING-DAY hook so prepare yourselves for even more Kitten madness, when they embark on a headline tour of the UK.

Catch them at the following shows in October 2016:
Tue 11th    Southampton      Talking Heads
Wed 12th    Guildford             Boileroom
Thu 13th     Manchester         Deaf Institute
Fri 14th       Leeds                  Key Club
Sat 15th      Nottingham         Rock City Basement
Wed 19th    Cardiff                 The Globe
Thu 20th     Bristol                 Exchange
Fri 21st        Birmingham         Sunflower Lounge
Sat 22nd     Newcastle           Think Tank
Sun 23rd     Edinburgh           Voodoo Rooms
Wed 26th    Brighton              Prince Albert
Thu 27th     London               100 Club

'Sequins & C-Bombs' is released via Grweat Records on September 16th 2016

Pre-order the album: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tlk-sequins-and-cbombs

See TLK on tour in October: http://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-lounge-kittens

Catch them with Status Quo & REO Speedwagon in December: http://www.axs.com/uk/artists/250537/status-quo-tickets

 Columbus Announce UK Tour With Roam.

Roam.Thursday 18th August 2016
The bitter with the sweet, the rain after the sunshine. Earnest Brisbane trio Columbus know what it is to love just as they know what it is to lose, and they lay themselves bare for the world to see on their charmingly evocative debut album, Spring Forever, set for release on August 26 via UNFD

The band have just released their brand new single, 'Daffodil', two weeks ahead of the release of Spring Forever. Alex Moses (Vocals/Guitar) explains more about the track;

"I wrote Daffodil a few months before recording, and it's one of my favourite tracks on the record. It's a song about not feeling worthy of someone's love and affection, and being a burden on those whom you're closest to."

YouTubeSpotify 

Alongside this release, the band are thrilled to be confirmed on their first trip to the UK, with Roam on their October tour. Alex continues;

"And we're super excited to be able to take our music overseas to the UK. We've never been to that part of the world, and we can't wait to have some tea, crumpets and warm beers with the lads in Roam, and Like Pacific" 
Tour Dates:
Mon 14 Nov 2016    UK     Nottingham     Basement
Tue 15 Nov 2016    UK     Leeds     The Key Club
Wed 16 Nov 2016    UK     Manchester    Sound Control
Thu 17 Nov 2016    UK     Glasgow    Audio
Fri 18 Nov 2016    UK     Newcastle     Think Tank
Sat 19 Nov 2016    UK     Swansea    Sin City
Sun 20 Nov 2016    UK     Birmingham     Courtyard
Tue 22 Nov 2016    UK     Norwich     Epic Studios
Wed 23 Nov 2016    UK     Bristol    Exchange
Thu 24 Nov 2016    UK     London     Underworld
Fri 25 Nov 2016    UK     Brighton     Patterns 
Sat 26 Nov 2016    UK      Southampton    Joiners 


Columbushave also released 'Raindrop' taken from Spring Forever; a song about love, relationships and how a single event can tear it all down, leaving nothing but fond memories, regrets and the realisation that nothing lasts forever.

 Roam Announce Headline Tour.

Roam.Thursday 18th August 2016
Having just returned from their first experience playing an epic summer-long of shows across the US on the Vans Warped Tour, ROAM are excited to announce their first full UK headline tour in over two years. The Eastbourne pop punk crew will be playing 15 shows across the UK and Ireland in November. Canadians Like Pacific and Columbus from Australia will be joining the band as support on all dates except Dublin, Galway and Belfast, where support will come from WSTR. There's a pre-sale exclusive at www.roam.uk.com on Thursday from 9am and tickets will be on general sale Friday at 9am.

ROAM are also pleased to announce the addition of Miles Gill as a permanent member of the band behind the drumkit. Miles has become an integral part of the band over their past few tours and the time has come to make it official

Since the release of debut album 'Backbone' via Hopeless Records at the start of 2016, ROAM have been busy playing across the globe. They most recently stormed Slam Dunk Festival and supported Against The Current across Europe. They've also supported State Champs and Simple Plan in the UK and Europe, played in Japan with The Wonder Years, were a part of the Kerrang! Tour 2016 with Sum 41 and completed a co-headline US tour with Handguns at the end of 2015.

UK & Ireland Headline Tour:
Nov
14 – Nottingham Rock City Basement (except Columbus)
15 – Leeds Key Club
16 – Manchester Sound Control
17 – Glasgow Audio
18 – Newcastle Think Tank
19 – Swansea Sin City (16+)
20 – Birmingham Courtyard
22 – Norwich Epic Studios
23 – Bristol Exchange
24 – London Underworld
25 – Brighton Patterns
26 – Southampton Joiners
27 – Dublin Fibber Magees
28 – Galway Rosin Dubh (18+)
29 – Belfast Voodoo (18+)

FURTHER UK SHOWS:
25th August – The Ritz, Manchester (supporting Good Charlotte) – SOLD OUT
26th August – Leeds Festival (Lock Up Stage)
28th August – Reading Festival (Lock Up Stage)
10th September – Butserfest, Petersfield
25th September – Underground Festival, Gloucester

 Toseland Release New Single.

Toseland.Thursday 18th August 2016
The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.

Toseland will release the new single "We'll Stop At Nothing" On July 29th.

"Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January, with first single available as an instant grat download from then.

Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.
Toseland just released the new video "We'll Stop At Nothing", taken from the new album "Cradle The Rage".

Video is available here https://youtu.be/xmJZ5QuHMgE

Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016

Weds 28th Sept                 Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill
Thurs 29th Sept                 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Fri 30th Sept                      Sheffield, Corporation
Sat 1st Oct                         Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Sun 2nd Oct                       Aberdeen, The Tunnels
Tues 4th Oct                      Hull, Fruit
Wed 5th Oct                       Chester, The Live Rooms
Fri 7th Oct                          Northampton, The Roadmender
Sat 8th Oct                         Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sun 9th Oct                        Bristol, The Fleece
Tues 11th Oct                    Southampton, Engine Rooms
Weds 12th  Oct                  London, Dingwalls
Thurs 13th Oct                  Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 14th Oct                       Tunbridge Wells, Forum

Tickets are available now through www.seetickets.com and local box offices. Support TBC.

 The Sword Back With New Album 'Low Country'.

The Sword.Thursday 18th August 2016
Following 9 months of touring in support of the critically acclaimed album, "High Country", The Sword returned to the studio to experiment with a stripped down acoustic presentation of the "High Country" songs. The result, produced by bassist Bryan Richie and mixed by J. Robbins, is "Low Country" which will see a worldwide release on September 23rd.  The album features cover art by Richey Beckett. "High Country" debuted at #14 upon release in August 2015. The band hit the road immediately following the release doing an extensive tour of Europe and the UK, followed by two full American/Canadian tours and a tour of Australia. 

To support "Low Country" the band will be heading out as direct support for the Opeth tour September 29th to October 26th.  Bracketing the Opeth tour will be 10 headline shows. The first leg, September 23-28 will feature Ruby the Hatchet as support.  The second leg, October 28th through November 1st will feature C Average as support. The complete dates for The Sword's "Low Country" tour are below.

The Sword Low Country Tour Dates:

September 22 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa *
September 23 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
September 24 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
September 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground *
September 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater *
September 28 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *
September 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^
September 30 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore ^
October 1 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall ^
October 2 – Boston, MA – House of Blues ^
October 4 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis ^
October 5 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall ^
October 7 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore ^
October 8 – Akron, OH – Good Year Theater at East End ^
October 9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater ^
October 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
October 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom^
October 13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live ^
October 14 – Austin, TX – Emo's ^
October 15 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live! ^
October 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl ^
October 19 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee ^
October 21 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades ^
October 22 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield ^
October 24 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater ^
October 25 – Seattle, WA – The Moore ^
October 26 – Vancouver, Canada – Orpheum ^
October 28 – Boise, ID – Neurolux *
October 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
October 30 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater*
November 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad *


^ with Opeth
* headline dates

 The LEvellers Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 'Levelling The Land'.

The Levellers.Thursday 18th August 2016
Brighton folk punk band Levellers are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their timeless platinum-selling, second album Levelling The Land with a three-disc special edition package, which will be released on November 18th through their own label On The Fiddle Recordings.

Following the release, the band will be embarking on a mammoth UK tour including a performance at London's Brixton Academy for the 15th time in their career. They will be playing the classic album in full as well as other hits from their 28-year career and will be supported by Ferocious Dog and Gaz Brookfield.

The Levelling The Land special edition will be available as a 2CD & 1DVD set featuring the original album, plus a live version recorded at Brixton Academy and a DVD of that performance. There will also be a limited edition 2LP coloured vinyl set featuring the original album plus the live version.

WATCH 'ONE WAY' LIVE AT BRIXTON HERE

Levelling The Land was originally released in 1991 and features the hit singles 'One Way', '15 Years' and 'Far From Home' plus 'The Game', 'Liberty Song', 'Another Man's Cause', 'Riverflow', 'Boatman' and the incendiary 'Battle Of The Beanfield'.

During that summer, Levelling The Land redefined the UK's musical landscape providing the soundtrack for a society fed up with the twin evils of Thatcherite politics, and the post-80's pre-grunge musical wasteland. Emerging victorious through the ups and downs of label deals, spats with the music press and the wear and tear of touring, the Levellers are still going strong after nearly 30 years in the game.

Formed of Mark Chadwick, Jeremy "Jez" Cunningham, Charlie Heather, Jonathan "Jon" Sevink, Simon Friend and Matt Savage, Levellers run their own label and their own studio as well as their own festival, 'Beautiful Days'. They headline Beautiful Days 2016 this coming Sunday, other acts include Leftfield, James and Billy Bragg.

Cherished and maligned in equal measure, they are one of Britain's finest musical exports as witnessed by the huge North American and Australian tours that precede this release and their victorious UK shows.

AUGUST
Sunday 21st                  Beautiful Days Festival

SEPTEMBER
Sunday 18th                 Hastings Pier

NOVEMBER
Wednesday 23rd          Cardiff TramShed – SOLD OUT
Thursday 24th              Bristol O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Friday 25th                   Plymouth Pavilions
Saturday 26th               Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT
Sunday 27th                 Nottingham Rock City – SOLD OUT
Tuesday 29th                Newcastle O2 Academy
Wednesday 30th          Glasgow Barrowland

DECEMBER
Thursday 1st                 Leeds O2 Academy
Friday 2nd                    Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday 3rd                 London O2 Academy Brixton
Tuesday 6th                  Liverpool O2 Academy
Wednesday 7th            Norwich UEA – SOLD OUT
Thursday 8th                Lincoln Engine Shed
Friday 9th                     Bournemouth O2 Academy – SOLD OUT
Saturday 10th               Birmingham O2 Academy – SOLD OUT

Tickets for Levellers 'Levelling The Land' 25th Anniversary tour are on sale now with all dates and links available at www.levellers.co.uk / http://gigst.rs/Levellers.

 Dead Letter Circus Announce New Single 'The Burning Number'.

Dead Letter Circus.Thursday 18th August 2016
Australian alt-rockers DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have released a video for new single ‘The Burning Number’, taken from the new album ‘Aesthesis’.  

Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd6MdaZqUeI&feature=youtu.be

"We got our Scorsese on during the Aesthesis tour throughout Australia and the US earlier in the year to try and document the incredible vibe at the shows.     When it came time for a clip for our new single 'The Burning Number',  it just felt right that it be this footage and include the faces of all the amazing people in the crowd who make this the experience it is for us."  – Kim Benzie

The band will also be embarking on a European tour that will take in 5 shows across the UK and are excited to announce that Italian band The Shiver will be opening up the bill.

“After touring the Aesthesis album through Australia, New Zealand and the US, we beyond pumped to finally be bringing our new album and tour to the UK in October.” says frontman Kim Benzie.

Catch them at the following shows:

14.10. UK London, The Dome
15.10. UK Birmingham, Rainbow
16.10. UK Glasgow, G2 @ The Garage
17.10. UK Bristol, The Exchange
18.10. UK Portsmouth, The Drift

 Testament Reveal 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Artwork.

Testament.Thursday 18th August 2016
Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming 12th album, ‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’, which will be released on October 28th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

The expressional cover was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor who also created the artwork for TESTAMENT's last album, ‘The Dark Roots Of Earth’, and has also worked for bands such as HatebreedSoulfly and Kataklysm in the past.

The album was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (Exodus, Heathen, Machine Head), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (Accept, Arch Enemy, Cradle Of Filth, Kreator, Machine Head, Megadeth).

Peterson commented:
"It's very diverse, but it's very epic. There's nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, we've found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something, for the nooks and crannies… not just your normal, 'Oh, it's got a thrash beat and a riff.' There's a lot going on here." 

"It's different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played. Usually, we have one or two thrash songs, and then we have some mid-tempo, and then we have a slow, heavy one, and then up-tempo kind of stuff. Half of the new record is thrash, which we've never done before." 

"It's kind of like ‘Demonic’ and ‘The Gathering’, but a little bit wiser. Chuck's not singing so death. I mean, he does some death stuff but he's singing more like he did on the last record and then with the craziness of ‘The Gathering’ or even heavy stuff like ‘Demonic’."

Testament are planning to celebrate the release of ‘Brotherhood Of The Snake’ on their upcoming UK/Ireland tour with Amon Amarth and Grand Magus this autumn.
Tour dates are as follows:
(w. Amon Amarth & Grand Magus)
31st October @ Manchester, Academy
1st November @ Glasgow, O2 ABC
2nd November – Dublin, Vicar Street
4th November – London, Roundhouse
5th November – Birmingham, O2 Academy

 Slaves Announce Massive UK Tour.

Slaves.Thursday 18th August 2016
On top of releasing their brand new album 'Take Control' on September 30th, Slaves will also be laying waste to venues across the country as they launch into a full UK tour in November.   

The tour will take in all corners of the UK as the band stay true to their roots of bringing their gritty, primal take on rock music to the people, wherever they are. It'll also include two nights at London's legendary Shepherds Bush Empire to complete what is set to be one of the must see live experiences of the year.

Slaves more than earned a reputation for themselves as one of the UK's fiercest live acts with their constant touring and festival appearances off the back of their debut album, 'Are you Satisfied?' 

Isaac Holman (vocals, drums) and Laurie Vincent (guitar, vocals) have followed a spectacular 2015 by recording another hit album in waiting, at Jackson Browne's studio in Santa Monica, California. 'Take Control', was produced by one of the legends of early hip hop and New York punk, Mike D who, says Laurie, "Became like another member of our band – we can safely call him our friend, which is just surreal!"

'Take Control' finds the young pair sharpening up their skills, both in songwriting and in execution and sounding heavier in places. Several tracks on the album were recorded on vintage equipment used by the Beastie Boys on their classic records, Including 'STD's PhD's', 'Angelica' and 'Consume Or Be Consumed'.

Recorded back home in London, 'Steer Clear' was a collaboration with another hero, Baxter Dury, who lent his distinctive vocals to a duet with Isaac.

Slaves first emerged in 2012, working their way up through the local toilet-venue circuit to become one of the success stories of 2015. The band's debut album 'Are You Satisfied?' smashed in to the UK top 10 and earned the band huge critical acclaim. Thanks to their charismatic mash-up of punky urgency and silly humour, they bagged Kerrang!'s Spirit Of Punk award and NME's Best Video award (for 'Cheer Up London'), while also securing nominations for the Mercury Music Prize, and for Best New Band at Q and NME.

Along the way, they've won the hearts of The Streets' Mike Skinner, stolen the show on last year's NME tour, had Skepta join them on stage at Radio 1's Big Weekend and toured with Jamie T and Wolf Alice – the latter in America in March, after which Wolf Alice's drummer Joel Amey bunked off to California to play on new track 'People That You Meet'.

Buzzing from their success, Isaac and Laurie weren't content to sit back and lap it all up. "If you stop making music, you stop being relevant," reasons Laurie, "so we just cracked on". Kicking off with 'Spit It Out', which Isaac describes as a "hard-rock banger", 'Take Control' will be released on 30 September.

Tour dates (All shows 14 +)
Thu 10 Nov 2016 – Bexhill - De La Warr Pavillion - UK
Fri 11 Nov 2016 – Truro - Hall for Cornwall - UK
Sun 13 Nov 2016 – Cardiff - University Great Hall - UK
Mon 14 Nov 2016 – Cambridge - Corn Exchange - UK
Tue 15 Nov 2016 – Leeds – O2 Academy - UK
Thu 17 Nov 2016 – Newcastle – O2 Academy - UK
Fri 18 Nov 2016  - Glasgow – Barrowland - UK
Sat 19 Nov 2016 – Birmingham – O2 Academy - UK
Mon 21 Nov 2016 – Bristol – O2 Academy - UK
Tue 22 Nov 2016 – Leicester - O2 Academy - UK
Wed 23 Nov 2016 – Nottingham - Rock City - UK
Fri 25 Nov 2016 – Sheffield – O2 Academy - UK
Sat 26 Nov 2016 – Manchester - Albert Hall - UK
Tue 29 Nov 2016 – London - Shepherds Bush Empire - UK
Wed 30 Nov 2016 – London - Shepherds Bush Empire - UK
'Take Control' Tracklisting:

1.    Spit It Out
2.    Hypnotised
3.    Consume Or Be Consumed (feat. Mike D)
4.    Take Control
5.    Mr Industry (Skit)
6.    Rich Man
7.    Play Dead
8.    Lies
9.    Fuck The Hi-Hat
10.  Gary (Skit)
11.  People That You Meet
12.  Steer Clear (feat. Baxter Dury)
13.  Cold Hard Floor
14.  STD's PhD's
15.  Angelica
16.  Same Again

 The Menzingers Announce Four UK Shows.

The Menzingers.Thursday 18th August 2016
Philadelphian indie-punk band The Menzingers have shared a new song called 'Lookers'. This is the first new song for the band since their universally-admired 2014 release 'Rented World'. Additionally, The Menzingers are currently on tour with Bayside in the US and have a clutch of headline shows in the UK on the horizon in October. 
 
Formed in Scranton, PA in 2006, The Menzingers have released four studio albums including 'A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology' (2007), 'Chamberlain Waits' (2010), 'On the Impossible Past' (2012), and 'Rented World' (2014).
 
UK Tour Dates:
Wed 12 Oct – Scala, London  (http://pinkmist.co.uk/)
Thurs 13 Oct – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham  (http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/)
Fri 14 Oct – Teviot Underground, Edinburgh (http://tickets-scotland.com/)
Sat 15 Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (http://www.seetickets.com/)

 Delain Release New Single 'Fire With Fire'.

Delian.Sunday 14th August 2016
Finally the wait is over! 2016 means ten years of DELAIN – and therefore ten years of larger-than-life symphonic metal! The band's latest EP Lunar Prelude was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven`t we all been waiting for the main course?

DELAIN fans have been clamoring to hear another new song from Moonbathers and today they are able to do just that.  The new single "Fire With Fire" is streaming exclusively via Loudwire. 
Listen to it HERE!

The lyric video for "The Glory And The Scum" can be viewed HERE.

Moonbathers, mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, will satiate your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks and a solid dose of metal that the band is known for. It showcases DELAIN from both their most extravagant and sensitive sides as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen as well as a reappearance of Alissa White-Gluz as a special guest on opening track "Hands Of Gold".

The full Moonbathers track listing read as follows:

1. Hands Of Gold – Featuring Alissa White-Gluz
2. The Glory and the Scum
3. Suckerpunch
4. The Hurricane
5. Chrysalis - The Last Breath
6. Fire With Fire
7. Pendulum
8. Danse Macabre
9. Scandal
10. Turn the Lights Out
11. The Monarch

Bonus CD
12. Suckerpunch    - Live In The Netherlands
13. Turn The Lights Out - Live In The Netherlands
14. The Glory And The Scum - Live In The Netherlands
15. Don't Let Go - Live In The Netherlands
16. The Glory And The Scum - Orchestra
17. Hands Of Gold - Orchestra

Moonbathers will be released August 26th 2016 via Napalm Records!
Pre-Orders are available HERE.

To support their upcoming new album live, DELAIN will be heavily hitting the road in 2016.

With ten years, touring the world with acts such as Sabaton, Nightwish or Within Temptation, two EP's and now their fifth full length album under their belt, 2016 will undoubtedly prove to be the biggest year for DELAIN so far!

Catch the band and their energetic live shows here: 

with Special Guest EVERGREY and support KOBRA AND THE LOTUS: 

14.10.2016 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
15.10.2016 DE – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
16.10.2016 DE – Hamburg, Gruenspan
17.10.2016 DK – Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
19.10.2016 DE – Berlin, Columbia-Theater
20.10.2016 PL – Cracov, Kwadrat
21.10.2016 PL – Warsaw, Progresja
22.10.2016 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Club
25.10.2016 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
27.10.2016 AT – Vienna, Szene
28.10.2016 DE – Munich, Backstage
29.10.2016 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
30.10.2016 CH – Pratteln, Z 7
31.10.2016 FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao
02.11.2016 ES – Madrid, Arena
03.11.2016 FR – Toulouse, Metronum
04.11.2016 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
05.11.2016 FR – Lille, Le Splendid
06.11.2016 BE – Antwerp, Trix
08.11.2016 UK  – Birmingham, Institute
09.11.2016 SCO – Glasgow, The Classic Grand
11.11.2016 IRE – Dublin, Button Factory
12.11.2016 UK – Manchester, The Ritz
13.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
15.11.2016 UK – Norwich, Waterfront
16.11.2016 UK – Southampton,  Engine Rooms
17.11.2016 UK – Cardiff, Tramshed  

 Giraffe Tongue Release Music Video.

Giraffe Tongue.Sunday 14th August 2016
In just a few short weeks since the announcement of their debut album, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra have proven they are much more than a rock super-group. The musical virtuosos have unveiled two singles that were extremely well received by press, radio, and their rapidly growing fan base. With just over a month to the September 23rd release date of their BROKEN LINES record, GTO are sharing a striking visual for the project's punishing lead track, "Crucifixion."

The video for the song, which Stereogum hailed as "grand, expansive, occasionally ferocious math-metal", will undoubtedly strike a nerve with viewers in light of recent events. With the help of director Oleg Rooz (http://olegrooz.com) the video makes a statement with its fast-cut clips of GTO's impassioned performance of "Crucifixion" interwoven with footage of historical events that transformed society. From political protests to Hitler and Fidel Castro speeches, war zones, riots, and more, the poetry in the visuals juxtaposed with the urgency of GTO's manic music and William DuVall's lyrics, "I swear by the light you tried to snuff out in my soul that I will one day see you hanging from the cross you built for me," elicit a profound emotional response. Watch the video premiere on VEVO here: https://GTO.lnk.to/CruVid
 
Watch Giraffe Tongue Orchestra's stripped down performance of "Crucifixion" with Paste Magazine: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/giraffe-tongue-orchestra-crucifixion.html

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra will make their live debut at Reading and Leeds in the UK and will play a number of dates in the US toward the end of 2016. Each member will be on tour with his 'other band' throughout the summer and fall – with Alice In Chains hitting the road alongside Guns 'N Roses and headlining in North America through October, Dillinger Escape Plan playing dates in August throughout the US, and Mastodon performing abroad this summer.

The band has put together a PledgeMusic campaign to celebrate the launch of the album.  Limited edition items and experiences, including autographed signature series guitars and lyric sheets will be available for pledges. Visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gto to explore the possibilities.

Pre-order "Broken Lines" now : https://GTO.lnk.to/BL

 This Wild Life To Release Album And Announce 25 Date Tour.

This Wild Life.Thursday 11th August 2016
Beloved Long Beach indie duo This Wild Life will release their new album 'Low Tides' on September 9th care of Epitaph. Today, Anthony del Grosso and Kevin Jordan share a new song 'Hit The Reset' in which the band explores strings, harmonies, and moody electronics even more. Listen to 'Hit The Reset' at thiswildlifeband.com now.

'Low Tides' follows the release of This Wild Life's Epitaph debut, 'Clouded', which charted as the #1 Top New Artist, #1 Top Alternative New Artist, #49 Digital Album, and the #17 Independent Album at Billboard. Since forming in Long Beach, California in 2010, the duo has developed a dedicated audience with over 34 million album streams, 32 million YouTube views, 400k social media followers, and a multitude of shows for their fans worldwide.

On September 14th in Los Angeles, This Wild Life begin their 25-city headline Low Tides Tour with supporting acts Have Mercy, Movements, and Many Rooms. This Wild Life kick off the European/UK leg of the tour on October 24th in Paris, France and wrap-up in Leeds, UK on November 19th. A full list of dates below. For information on ticket sales and pre-order information on 'Low Tides', visit thiswildlifeband.com.  

THIS WILD LIFE UK TOUR DATES
10/11 London, UK - St Pancras Old Church 
11/11 London, UK - Boston Music Room 
12/11 Southampton, UK - The Joiners
13/11 Bristol, UK - The Exchange 
15/11 Birmingham, UK - Asylum
16/11 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
17/11 Newcastle, UK - Think Tank 
18/11 Manchester, UK - Sound Control 
19/11 Leeds, UK - The Key Club 

 Amaranthe Reveal New Album 'Maximalism'.

Amaranthe.Thursday 11th August 2016
Amaranthe, the cutting edge outfit with the triple-lead-vocal attack, can now reveal the title, artwork & arrival date for their latest studio album – the follow-up to 2014’s breakthrough ‘Massive Addictive’ release…

Titled ‘Maximalism’ and due out via Spinefarm Records on October 21st, this hyper-modern, metallic beast of a record is the band’s fourth since first joining forces back in 2008; produced once again by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Delain) and mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Apocalyptica, Dragonforce), it sees the Swedish / Danish sextet delivering 12 new tracks that fullylive up to the ‘bigger, bolder’ promise of the title.

Refusing to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have consistently pursued the less travelled path, blending different sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach, and ‘Maximalism’ sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with greater skill and conviction than ever before.

From the locomotive power of ‘Faster’ & ‘Fury’ through to the more measured drama of ‘Limitless’ &‘Endlessly’ (a solo tour-de-force for singer Elize Ryd), this is Amaranthe ramping up both the energy and the emotion, and generally pushing everything To The Max….

Says lead guitarist, Olof Morck:-
“‘Maximalism’ is our manifesto to the world! We are genuinely thrilled with the new material, definitely our most diverse collection to date; our trademark ‘bleeding edge’ modern metal remains intact, of course, but fused with an even broader range of genres than before… there’s everything here including stadium rock, innovative pop and danceable super-hits. Expect these tunes to enter your mind on a permanent basis!”

The track-listing for ‘Maximalism’ is as follows:-
01. Maximize
02. Boomerang
03. That Song
04. 21
05. On The Rocks
06. Limitless
07. Fury
08. Faster
09. Break Down And Cry
10. Supersonic
11. Fireball
12. Endlessly

In support of ‘Maximalism’, Amaranthe embark on a headline European tour in October / November, with Sonic Syndicate & Smash Into Pieces guesting on all shows.

US & UK tour dates will be revealed shortly.

 Toseland To Head Out On Tour In September.

Toseland.Thursday 11th August 2016
The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.
 
Toseland will release the new single "We'll Stop At Nothing" On July 29th.
 
"Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January, with first single available as an instant grat download from then.
 
Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.
 
Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016
 
Weds 28th Sept                 Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill
Thurs 29th Sept                 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
Fri 30th Sept                      Sheffield, Corporation
Sat 1st Oct                         Edinburgh, Electric Circus
Sun 2nd Oct                       Aberdeen, The Tunnels
Tues 4th Oct                      Hull, Fruit
Wed 5th Oct                       Chester, The Live Rooms
Fri 7th Oct                          Northampton, The Roadmender
Sat 8th Oct                         Nottingham, Rock City Basement
Sun 9th Oct                        Bristol, The Fleece
Tues 11th Oct                    Southampton, Engine Rooms
Weds 12th  Oct                  London, Dingwalls
Thurs 13th Oct                  Norwich, Waterfront
Fri 14th Oct                       Tunbridge Wells, Forum
 
Tickets are available now through www.seetickets.com and local box offices. Support TBC.

 Barb Wire Dolls Announce UK Tour Dates.

Barb Wire Dolls.Thursday 11th August 2016
Barb Wire Dolls are pleased to announce a full European and UK tour this autumn.

Recorded at Sonic Ranch (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ministry, Gogol Bordello) and NRG (Motörhead, Foo Fighters, No Doubt) studios, Barb Wire Doll's sophomore album Desperate was produced and mixed by Grammy award-winning producer Jay Baumgardner (Bush, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil) and mastered by Grammy award-winning mastering engineer Howie Weinberg (Nirvana's Nevermind, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik, U2's Pop). The ten-song album contains gripping rock tracks, empowering anthems, and hard-edged thrashers, all performed with the classic punk rock energy the band has become internationally known for.

Fronted by the whip-smart vocal and fashion icon Isis Queen (named after the Greek Goddess herself), Barb Wire Dolls intelligently weave sub-genres of punk, grunge, and metal, producing an urgent sound that is truly unique. The group's dynamic musicianship is blasted forth by former pro surfer & skateboarder Pyn Doll on lead guitar, Krash Doll on drums, Iriel Blaque on bass, and Remmington on rhythm guitar. In 2012, the band encamped themselves in Nirvana noise-guru Steve Albini's recording studio to produce their debut, Slit, over the span of just two days.

Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, Barb Wire Dolls, sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Upon their arrival in California, Barb Wire Dolls immediately sold out the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, boasting a live show that is second to none.  The band has gone on to melt ears & hearts on 700 stages across 22 countries in just under five years  - consistently selling out club dates in America, the UK and Europe.

Electrifying rock of this magnitude did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing.

Apart from touring on their own name and playing main stages at major festivals around the world including Riot Fest (USA), Rebellion (UK), Mighty Sounds (CZ), Brincadeira (SP), Foud' Rock (FR), and Bochum Total (GER), Barb Wire Dolls have also co-headlined dates with the likes of GBH, Fear, Mike Watt, Sham 69, Discharge, Cockney Rejects, The Ataris, Murder Junkies, CJ Ramone, 999, Status Quo, Mushroomhead, and Candlebox, as well as playing direct tour support for Jello Biafra, NOFX, Descendents, Bouncing Souls, and Steel Panther.

Desperate is being released world-wide this summer in conjunction with the band's debut performance at Germany's Wacken Open Air.
The album release will be followed in autumn by a full European/UK tour. Full dates listed below.

Out to smash all misconceptions about women in rock today, Barb Wire Dolls' cultural and musical immediacy is not to be missed.

UK Tour
Wed 12th Oct                        London, Camden Assembly
Fri 14th Oct                             Leeds, Temple Of Boom
Sat 15th Oct                            Edinburgh, Bannermans
Sun 16th Oct                           Glasgow, Stereo
Mon 17th Oct                         Liverpool, Krazyhouse
Tue 18th Oct                           Birmingham, O2 Acedamy 3                         

 The Pretty Reckless Announce New Album 'Who You Selling For'.

The Pretty Reckless.Wednesday 10th August 2016
After topping the rock charts in 2014 and 2015, The Pretty Reckless returns with their extraordinary third studio album Who You Selling For, due October 21st on Virgin EMI. The new album is the band's anticipated third studio album and the follow up to Going To Hell, which spawned the biggest rock song of 2014 in "Heaven Knows" and a total of three #1 Mainstream and Active Rock hits. The first single from the new album, "Take Me Down," premiered worldwide July 15th on iHeart Radio and impacted at rock radio four shortly after. Listen to the new single HERE.

Produced by longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala, Who You Selling For is an arresting collection of rock tunes that expand the band's sound to encompass soulful, bluesy undertones, written by front woman Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben Phillips. This raucous 12-track collection puts Momsen's dark lyrics and raw, charismatic vocals on full display while the band delivers at full intensity with a level of musicianship that raises the bar.

Formed in 2009, The Pretty Reckless released their debut album Light Me Up in 2010 scoring legions of fans worldwide, but it was their sophomore record Going to Hell that positioned the band to become the first new artist to breakout of rock in years, debuting in the Top 5 on Billboard's Top 200.  Achieving three #1 Rock hits - "Heaven Knows," "Fucked Up World" and "Follow Me Down"- was a feat that has not been accomplished by a female fronted group since The Pretenders in 1984, nearly a quarter of a century ago.

Despite feeling the physical and emotional demands from their epic two-year run supporting Going to Hell, Momsen and Phillips jumped right into writing the songs for the new album. "We had so much we wanted to say, it was like shaking a can of soda on tour, and then when we started writing we cracked the seal," says Momsen. "The touring life is very isolating. You look at the world through a bus or airplane window. But music is the healing factor. It's the one thing that is grounding and a true companion through the forest. It saved us – again."

With Who You Selling For the band continues to take bold steps forward, cementing their place at the forefront of rock. The deeply personal album features a diverse set of standout tracks, from the blistering hard rock of "Oh My God" to the classic southern rock of "Back to the River". Lead single "Take Me Down" features Taylor's distinctively smoky voice rolling over '60s – tinged rock guitar. Loudwire says, "'Take Me Down' features a bit of rasp and a soulful delivery from Momsen, while guitarist Ben Phillips gets a solid mid-song riffing showcase that raises the track to a new level.  Add in some backing organ playing and you've got a blistering new song from the band."

 Suicide Silence Announce UK Tour.

Suicide Silence.Wednesday 10th August 2016
Southern California's metal titans, SUICIDE SILENCE have just announced a UK-wide November Tour. Frontman Eddie comments that the band can't wait to come back:
England it has been too long!  Hold on to your butts cause we will be headbanging our way through your town!  Bring your A game cause we will be bringing ours.  The
Main Support for all dates comes from European metal-core torchbearers Caliban
Suicide Silence are expected to release a new album early next year via Nuclear Blast Entertainment 

Tickets will be on sale from 11am BST this Friday 12th August.

Tour Dates as follows (click through for tickets):
Thursday 24th November – Manchester – Club Academy
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/suicide-silence-tickets
Friday 25th November – Glasgow – Garage
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Suicide-Silence-tickets/artist/1009888
Saturday 26th November – Birmingham – 02 Academy 2
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/suicide-silence-tickets
Sunday 27th November – Bristol – Marble Factory
http://www.seetickets.com/event/suicide-silence-caliban/the-marble-factory/99384
Monday 28th November - Southampton – Engine Rooms
http://www.seetickets.com/event/suicide-silence-caliban/engine-rooms/993846
Tuesday 29th November – London – KOKO
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/suicide-silence-tickets

 Big Jesus Announce UK And European Tour.

Big Jesus.Wednesday 10th August 2016
Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. "Singer/Bassist Spencer Ussery's voice sits somewhere between Billy Corgan and Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert," says VICE - "but he's more relaxed than either, happy to sit on top of the mix and drive it home rather than battle the concrete guitars around him." Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an "Artist to Watch," saying they "tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot."  The band have just released a new track from the album "Lock & Key" - check it out here:  https://youtu.be/G9qT03vNBkE

The band had this to say about the track"  Lock & Key is a song that had been sitting in our demo bank for a while and collected some dust. Matt Hyde was insistent that we put it on the album and we made some really cool changes in pre production with him. When writing for it, we really just wanted to make a big atmospheric groove for people to nod their head to.

The band's eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene. "We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and were greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music," explains Ussery. 'Oneiric' was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio). The first cut on the album, "SP," starts off energetically, with big guitars, a heavy beat and melodic vocals that give it an almost psychedelic feel. Album standout "Lock & Key" is reminiscent of some of the biggest hits in '90s alternative rock, with its soft beginning, fuzzy guitar tricks and bombastic, harmonious vocals.

BIG JESUS believes their new album shows how their songcraft has matured. "After years of playing together, we've gotten to be quite effective in communicating our ideas to each other," Ussery explains. The band will tour throughout 2016, including several shows in Europe and the UK.  Catch them live at one of the following shows: * NEW FREE HEADLINE SHOWS ADDED

August
20th Cologne, Germany, Palladium (with Good Charlotte)
21st Utrecht, Netherlands, Tivoli (with Good Charlotte)
22nd Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (with Citizen)
23rd Southampton, Joiners (with Citizen)
24th Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar (with Citizen)
25th London, Lexington (with Citizen)
26th Nottingham, Red Room - Headline show - FREE ENTRY
27th Birmingham, Institute (with Good Charlotte)
29th Leeds, Brudenell Games Room - Headline show - FREE ENTRY
31st Newcastle, Think Tank Social - Headline Show - FREE ENTRY

Head over to www.noisetrade.com to download a 3 track album sampler featuring "Shards","Shrimp" and "Cold Fire" and then click here and Pre-order 'Oneiric'.

 Rebellion Festival Announces 2017 Dates.

Rebellion Festival.Wednesday 10th August 2016
Marking its 20th anniversary, and 40 years since the initial punk explosion in 1976, this past weekend saw Rebellion Festival celebrate its first totally sold-out year at full capacity, welcoming approximately 10,000 people into four days and seven stages-full of the very best in punk rock.

A total 357 performances comprised of bands, acoustic sets, poets and speakers added up to a deafening sum of 52 hours 55 mins of music across the festival. Highlights include the Descendents headlining opening night with their only UK show of the year, hugely influential Manchester pre-punk band Slaughter & The Dogs performing with their original line-up, including a tribute to David Bowie, Dischord Records' Dag Nasty making their long-awaited UK festival debut, and paying their respects to The Ruts with a cover of 'Staring At The Rudeboys', who followed under their Ruts DC guise performing both stunning acoustic and electric sets. Peter Hook and The Light packed the Opera House stage to capacity with their Joy Division tribute, whilst sets from Cock Sparrer, FLAG, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Jello Biafra with his Guantanamo School Of Medicine, a very special closing performance from the Stiff Little Fingers, and so many more legendary acts all stunned.

The organisers of Rebellion have little time to reflect on the success of 2016 as next year's event is already on sale and booking is underway. They have been overwhelmed by the response from both fans and bands alike with compliments about how amazing this year was, and realise this special anniversary will be hard to top. However, catching up with them they said "we already have some big names on our 'wish list' for 2017 and have no intention of slowing down. We want to take the things that worked this year and tweak and improve them to keep Rebellion as THE punk festival to go to. We're still a 100% family run, DIY festival so there's a lot of work ahead but it's what we do and seeing the smile on everyone's faces this year makes it all worthwhile".

A limited number of 500 tickets for next years' event were on sale at the box office this past weekend and all have been sold. Now early bird tickets for Rebellion 2017 are available to pre-order online here for £145, with a pay-monthly offer also launching on September 1st, enabling fans to purchase their weekend ticket over instalments of £15 per month for a deposit of £18.

Rebellion Festival will return to Blackpool Winter Gardens on August 3rd – 6th 2017. The first names announced for the 2017 line-up include: Sham 69, Zero Boys, Dirtbox Disco, The Creepshow, Sheer Terror, Last Resort, Fire Exit, Bollweevils, External Menace, Splodgenessabounds, Guitar Gangsters, Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions, Sidekick, Anger Flares and Anti Social (USA).

 Blood Youth Announce Tour With Zoax In Support.

Blood Youth.Wednesday 10th August 2016
Metal Punks Blood Youth are pleased to reveal a run of UK dates this Autumn. With support from special guests ZOAX, the shows will see the band play material from their most recent release, EP 'Closure', out now via Rude Records. Vocalist Kaya Tarsus states: "We're so stoked to announce the Closure headline tour. It's awesome to be playing some of our favourite cities and a few new places as well. It's been a while since we fully toured the UK - this time were swinging harder than ever, see you there!". Full dates are below, with tickets going on sale on Friday 12th August at 10am at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/blood-youth-tickets.

Despite not yet being 18 months old Blood Youth – Kaya squared off by guitarist Chris Pritchard, bassist Max Dawson and drummer Sam Hallett – have already made a hefty dent on the national scene, helped along by attention grabbing appearances at festivals such as Download, Slam Dunk, 2000 Trees, Camden Rocks, Y Not and Hevy Fest; alongside tours supporting the likes of Beartooth, Architects and Every Time I Die. The headline run will also be preceded by yet more festival dates at including: Macmillan Fest, Busterfest, Festivile and Underground Festival.

The band's debut E.P 'Inside My Head' garnered rave reviews, crashing into end of year critical lists. A ferocious call to arms, Pritchard explains that it "expressed the issues Kaya has had for the past six years in a way he hadn't been able to show until the band started". Discussing their natural progression to the sophomore, he continues: "With Closure -  it's about what he once felt coming to an end. And for all of us this EP is literally closure for the personal anxiety we all felt while writing Inside My Head. The whole thing was a recovery process. Full circle." Poetic then, that the Closure tour will also mark the band taking their focus from the road and into the studio, as they work on their next release.

Blood Youth Closure Tour Dates - 26th Sept: Manchester, Star & Garter | 27th Sept: Glasgow, The Garage Attic | 28th Sept: Newcastle, Cluny 2 | 29th Sept: Liverpool, Studio 2 | 30th Sept: Leeds, The Key Club | 2nd Oct: Norwich, Epic Studios | 3rd Oct: Bournemouth, The Anvil | 4th Oct: Guildford, Boileroom | 5th Oct: Tunbridge Wells, Forum | 6th Oct: London, Boston Music Room | 7th Oct: Birmingham, Asylum 2

 Lamb Of God Release Video For 'Embers'.

Lamb Of God.Tuesday 9th August 2016
Internationally-renowned metal band LAMB OF GOD released their latest Grammy-nominated album, 'VII: Sturm Und Drang' last Summer, earning the band their career-best chart positions around the world. The record includes the emotive anthem 'Embers', featuring guest vocals from Deftones frontman Chino Moreno. 

The band have now revealed the official music video for the track via Vice/Noisey. The video is directed by Zev Deans, also known from directing videos for Ghost, Behemoth, Chelsea Wolfe, and others. 

Watch the 'Embers' video and read some deeply personal words from Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton about the song at this link: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/lamb-of-god-embers-morton-essay

Lamb Of God play the infamous Gwar B Q in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia later this month. 

 Equilibrium Release Video For 'Eternal Destination'.

Equilibrium.Tuesday 9th August 2016
German epic metal pioneers, EQUILIBRIUM, will set aflame a brand new bonfire this summer with their fifth studio album. Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost two years working on this new opus called ‘Armageddon’. The result is rather dark, while retaining the bombast and folk elements of the previous records.

Today, the band have released the official video for the brand new track ‘Eternal Destination’ via YouTube.
Check it out here:
https://youtu.be/kd4yoMRgmf8

The band states:
"The repertoire of Equilibrium is full of different songs; happy songs as well as dark songs. For us there are more colours than just black and white. We don't care about any genre boundaries, we just do what we feel like. ‘Eternal Destination’ is our first music video for one of our dark songs and we love the result, Grupa13 did an amazing job! There is also once again a guest appearance of Robse’s daughter. This video expresses exactly the emotions I've had when I wrote this song. We need the earth, but the earth doesn't need us..."

Check also out the lyric videos:
‘Prey’https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bCkQP_lq0w
‘Born To Be Epic’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYoB2Tj3LR8&feature=youtu.be

Both songs are now available as an instant grat track when you pre-order ‘Armageddon’ digitally: http://bit.ly/EquilibriumDigital

The Track-by-Track trailers can be seen here:
Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmZ52nyblE&feature=youtu.be
Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhEyAWpOHbA&feature=youtu.be

‘Armageddon’ track listing:
01. Sehnsucht
02. Erwachen
03. Katharsis
04. Heimat
05. Born To Be Epic
06. Zum Horizont
07. Rise Again
08. Prey
09. Helden
10. Koyaaniskatsi
11. Eternal Destination
The limited Digipak Edition includes a bonus CD with the instrumental version of the whole album.

Pre-order the limited edition 2CD Digipack + exclusive wallet chain at Nuclearblaststore.co.uk:
bit.ly/EquilibriumDigi
Pre-order the Digital Album here:
http://bit.ly/EquilibriumDigital
This time, the album was recorded, mixed and produced by René himself and was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Los Angeles). The cover artwork was again created by Skadi Rosehurst.

‘Armageddon’
will be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

You can see Equilibrium live in the UK at The Underworld, London on 3rd October.
Tickets available here:
3rd October @ The Underworld, London

 The Cadillac Three 'Bury Me In My Boots' Out Now.

The Cadillac Three.Monday 8th August 2016
THE CADILLAC THREE released their long-awaited new album Bury Me In My Boots on Friday (Aug 5th), which debuted at no. 8 in the Official Album Charts on the first day of sales and is currently sat at the top of the Country charts on both iTunes and Amazon.

The Nashville trio who are known for their infectious Southern swagger have also released a number of live versions recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios. 'Graffiti' was the first track to be released with other tracks including 'White Lightning', 'The South', 'Runnin' Red Lights' and 'Peace Love & Dixie', all recorded at the historic North London studio.

WATCH THE ABBEY ROAD SESSIONS HERE

The current single 'Drunk Like You', an infusion of country and rock, and a testament to the band's well-known love of a hard-rockin' good time is currently sitting at number 1 on Planet Rock's airplay chart. The album also features their 2015 hit single 'White Lightning', which was playlisted at Radio 2.

Comprised of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel), The Cadillac Three were named as 'Best New Band' in the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015.

Rolling Stone claims, "Like Kings of Leon before them, they're poised for their first big break in the U.K. — where they've sold out every headlining show for nearly two years — before conquering their U.S. home turf."

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 later this year.

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

 The Dear Hunter Release Lyrics Video For 'The Revival'.

The Dear Hunter.SMonday 8th August 2016
The Dear Hunter have revealed their brand new track from their forthcoming album, Act V: Hymns With The Devil In Confessional. The new track, “The Revival,” comes to fans by way of lyric video made by frontman and mastermind behind The Dear Hunter, Casey Crescenzo.

Stream, grab, and share the lyric video for “The Revival” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nozJHtuautU

“The Revival is one of my personal favorites from Act V. For the most part, the additional instrumentation on both act IV and V comes from the wonderful Awesöme Orchestra - but on a few tracks, we enlisted the help of some stellar horns- this being one of them,” said Crescenzo.

“It also features some incredible background work from two incredible women - my mother Judy Crescenzo, and my girlfriend Tivoli Breckenridge. All of these elements, combined with the band, helped craft a song with a vibe we hadn't really explored fully in the past - and I am so excited we get to share this track with everyone today. This is one of those songs I just can't wait to play live.”

This is the second track released from the new album out September 9 on Rude Records. In a statement shared on their site in June, Crescenzo stated that this would be the final “rock” record of the Act series.
 
Act V is available for pre-order now
Physical: http://smarturl.it/TDH_webstore
Digital: http://smarturl.it/TDH_ActV
Fans that pre-order the album now will receive “The Revival” as an instant grat track. Fans will also be able to celebrate the Act series this fall when The Dear Hunter embark on “The Final Act Tour.” The tour will kick off on September 9 in Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge. The tour is making stops in major music markets like Seattle, Chicago, New York, Nashville, and LA before coming to an end at The Fillmore in San Francisco. This special show will feature accompaniment by Awesöme Orchestra, the 36-piece ensemble that performed on the recordings for both Act IV & V. Eisley and Gavin Castleton are supporting the tour. A complete list of tour dates is below and more information and tickets can be found at: TheDearHunter.com.

THE FINAL ACT TOUR
September 9 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
September 10 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
September 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
September 14 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
September 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Hall
September 20 - St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
September 21 - Chicago, IL - Metro
September 23 - Detroit, MI - Loving Touch
September 24 - Cleveland, OH- Beachland Ballroom
September 25 - Buffalo, NY - The Waiting Room
September 27 - Providence, RI - The Met Café
September 29 - Boston, MA - Paradise
September 30 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
October 1 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
October 5 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
October 7 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
October 8 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In
October 9 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West @ King Plow Arts Center
October 12 - Orlando, FL - The Social
October 14 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
October 15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
October 16 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
October 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
October 20 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
October 21 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic
October 22 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
October 25 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
October 28 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

*tour is supported by Eisley and Gavin Castleton

 Blues Pills Album 'Lady In Gold' Out Now.

Blues Pills.Tuesday 8th August 2016
Up and coming multi-national rockers Blues Pills released their much anticipated album 'Lady in Gold' on Friday and the album is currently sitting at number #16 on the UK official mid-week chart.

Last week the band released new single 'Little Boy Preacher'. Watch the lyric video by editor extraordinaire Tommy Antonini here: https://youtu.be/yPVW2QpgWuY

The band  also recently released the official music video for the title track 'Lady In Gold'. The video was directed by Johan Bååth (AVATARIUM, DREGEN) who is best known for his work with cult director Jonas Åkerlund (THE ROLLING STONES, U2, MADONNA, OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA) and shot by well known BACKYARD BABIES drummer Peder Carlsson.
Watch 'Lady In Gold' here:  https://youtu.be/W-1hn87q9_8

Critics response to 'Lady In Gold'
 'Satan himself doesn't possess enough soul to match this' Kerrang!
'A pure and free soul / blues explosion of an album' 8/10 Classic Rock
'Lady in Gold is a masterpiece 10/10' Powerplay
'Soulful Power' **** MOJO
'Roistering blues rock' Q
'Sabbath-like wall of sound' **** Shindig
'Without sacrificing any of the band's musical thunder, Blues Pills have recorded a more cerebral and beautiful album than their first release' Fireworks
'The husky yodel of Elin Larsson is back with us... she still delivers her possessed vocal' **** R2
'Blues Pills have sidestepped their proto heavy metal beginnings and fully embraced the soul belted out by singer Elin Larsson... Two years after a stunning debut she's back with more gospel overtones, more gently-weeping solos from Sorriaux and more driving rhythms from Messrs Anderson and Kvarnström. We would love to see Blues Pills transcend the heavy metal ghetto and be massive pop stars' The Quietus
'Elin Larsson's powerful, soulful vocals are shining front and centre.... (LiG) showcases Blues Pills as a band who, if given the chance, by the "mainstream masses" could conquer the world' Iron Fist
with signed inserts – while stocks last):  http://bit.ly/RSBluesPills
Limited Edition CD/DVD Digipack (Live in Berlin 2015) + Signed Insert 
CD + Signed Insert 
Black Gatefold Vinyl + Signed Insert 
Limited Gatefold Gold Vinyl + Signed Insert

Limited Edition formats exclusively from the Nuclear Blast UK store:  http://bit.ly/ShopBluesPills
Limited Edition Splatter, Bi-Coloured, Orange & Yellow vinyl + Signed Insert
Limited Edition Box Set (incl. CD+DVD Digipak, Poster, Picture LP, 12" Photo card, and BLUES PILLS vinyl brush) + Signed Insert
Limited Edition Box Set (incl. CD+DVD Digipak, Poster, Picture LP, 12" Photo card, BLUES PILLS vinyl brush, and Cover Art canvas) + Signed Insert

Alternatively, order the album digitally: http://bit.ly/BluesPillsLIG
Just as it's highly successful predecessor, 'Lady In Gold' was once again produced by Don Alsterberg (GRAVEYARD, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ, JERRY WILLIAMS). The cover art for Lady In Gold was created by Marijke Koger-Dunham (THE BEATLES, CREAM).

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

'Lady In Gold' Tour 2016
+ KADAVAR
+ special guest
01.11.2016 UK – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
02.11.2016 UK – Glasgow, Classic Grand
04.11.2016 IR – Dublin, Voodoo Lounge
05.11.2016 UK – Manchester, Club Academy
06.11.2016 UK – London, Koko
08.11.2016 UK – Bristol, Marble Factory

 The Dillinger Escape Plan Announce New Album.

BThe Dillinger Escape Plan.Saturday 6th August 2016
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN is readying what is to potentially be the final full-length album before an 'extended hiatus.'  DISSOCIATION, out October 14, 2016, is a product of the recent collaboration of the band's Party Smasher Inc. label with Cooking Vinyl and promises to be their most adventurous to date.

The group – vocalist Greg Puciato, guitarist (and original member) Ben Weinman, bassist Liam Wilson, drummer Billy Rymer and guitarist Kevin Antreassian – will be playing a limited run of intimate shows throughout North America in August, bringing their intense live set to Reading and Leeds in the UK, then coming back to the US for a full-on live assault.

The band tracked drums at Vudu Studio on Long Island. Guitars and Bass were recorded at Party Smasher Studio in NJ with producer, Steve Evetts. Half the vocals were recorded at Steve's studio in Long Beach and the others with Producer Josh Wilbur at his home studio. Then additional guitars and sound design was done in Weinman's own personal studio. The album was then mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity in Boston, MA.

The premiere single, "Limerent Death" Weinman says "is one of my all-time favorite DEP songs. I feel that this song is one of the rare instances where all the members are feeling, and conveying, the same energy from start to end. A sharp focused dagger plowing its way through thick heavy walls."

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has been a juggernaut since their inception in 1997 making an indelible mark on the world of rock The band has put out five studio albums, rocked Late Night TV and have been winners of the Revolver Golden Gods' Best Underground Band, Kerrang!'s Inspiration Award and Spirit of Independence Award as well as a VH1 Most Influential Guitarist award.  Their sound is unlike that of any other band, but that has been the inspiration for many that have followed. The New York Times described it best when they said, "If you really want to know these songs — metal through the jazz-rock filter of Allan Holdsworth and Mahavishnu Orchestra — you have to listen repeatedly and concentrate. Increasingly it's a composer's music...a haywire, acrobatic combustion that occurs in almost every song."  
 
DISSOCIATION TRACK LISTING
"Limerent Death"
"Symptom Of Terminal Illness"
"Wanting Not So Much As To"
"Fugue"
"Low Feels Blvd"
"Surrogate"
"Honeysuckle"
"Manufacturing Discontent"
"Apologies Not Included"
"Nothing To Forget"
"Dissociation"

Follow this link to view the 'Limerent Death' packshot video: https://TDEP.lnk.to/LDvid

Pre-order the album here: https://TDEP.lnk.to/Dissociation

Stay tuned for news on exclusive album merch and bundles!

 OF Mice And Men Stream New Track 'Real'.

Of Mice And Men.Saturday 6th August 2016
OF MICE & MEN are streaming new track 'Real' taken from upcoming album 'Cold World' release 9th September via Rise Records.

You can listen to 'Real HERE
About the song, bassist/vocalist Aaron Pauley says, "Even with all the advances in technology, it's all too easy to feel lost in 2016. It's easy to forget who you are. 'Real' is our response to that; our call to arms. If we take the time to remind ourselves what makes us real, no one can replace that."
 
The band recently gave fans a sneak preview of COLD WORLD with the release of first track/video, "Pain." The song's video has already racked up more than 1.8 million YouTube views. Fans can get "Pain" and the newly released "Real"  as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order the album.
 
COLD WORLD is set for a September 9th release on Rise Records.
1. Game of War
2. The Lie
3. Real
4. Like A Ghost
5. Contagious
6. -
7. Pain
8. The Hunger
9. Relentless
10. Down The Road
11. +
12. Away
13. Transfigured
 
OF MICE & MEN (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded COLD WORLD with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.
 
Fans can catch the band performing "Pain" as part of their set on the current summer arena tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. The tour, which runs through till August 27th and will be followed by OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour.  Visit http://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events  for all dates).
 
Over the course of the past few years, OF MICE & MEN have shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim, amassed over 20 million YouTube views, over 153 million spotify streams and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show.
UK Tour dates are as follows

30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
8th October Pyramids, Portsmouth- Tickets
9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets
 
Tickets on sale now.

 Set It Off Unleash New Video.

Set It Off.Saturday 6th August 2016
Set It Off has released a brand new song from their upcoming new album Upside Down today! Fans can stream and watch the lyric video for “Life Afraid” here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/set-it-off/Life-Afraid-(Lyric-Video)/US3X51690009

The band previously released the song and music video for “Something New” which was co-written with Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low. Watch the music video for “Something New” here.

Upside Down will be released on October 7th, 2016 through Rude Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producers Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix), Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco) and Mike Green (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Cassadee Pope). It was chosen as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of 2016” by Alternative Press Magazine and is now available for pre-order by visiting http://setitoffband.com/.

In a joint statement, the band says, "We are all extremely excited to be releasing our new record Upside Down, and for the world to finally hear what we’ve been working so hard on for the past year. We are anxious for fans to hear our new songs, as they are our most mature work to date. We had the opportunity to write with Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low who is both an inspiration and a friend to the band. We’ve challenged ourselves to break down genre walls – pulling influences from pop, hip-hop and R&B. Brace yourself – this is Set It Off"

Upside Down Tracklisting
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
Fans caught a taste of Upside Down earlier this year with the release of the new song and music video for “Uncontainable”, which is now available for purchase and streaming on digital accounts such as iTunes and Spotify. Those who pre-order Upside Down will receive “Life Afraid”, “Something New” and “Uncontainable” as instant grat tracks.

Set It Off is performing main stage for the entire run of the 2016 Vans Warped Tour. Remaining dates can be found below and tickets are on sale now at http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/

Set It Off – Upcoming Tour Dates
2016 Vans Warped Tour

Aug 05 San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
Aug 06 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 07 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Aug 09 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug 11 Nampa, ID @ Ford Amphitheater
Aug 12 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Aug 13 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center

 The Countdown To Bloodstock Is On.

Bloodstock.Friday 5th August 2016
There's less than a week to go before the heavy metal hoardes thunder on to Catton Park's hallowed turf for BLOODSTOCK 2016!  Have you got your tickets and are ready to go?  Here's a few last minute things you might want to bear in mind...

Due to unforseen circumstances, unfortunately MYRATH will no longer be performing at BLOODSTOCK 2016.  Rip-snortin' Bristol lads BULL-RIFF STAMPEDE (www.facebook.com/bullriffstampedebandpage) are stepping up to the plate and slot into the last gap on Saturday's Sophie stage.  Watch the video for the title track of their Kerrang! KKKK-rated "exhilarating" new album, 'Enraging The Beast' at https://youtu.be/ZFXKCUoJ764.

Looking for stage times to plan your weekend's viewing?  Download the BLOODSTOCK app today from the App Store or Google Play and get the up-to-date stage times for all bands and all stages.  You can also find stagetimes in the 'Forums' on the BLOODSTOCK website at www.bloodstock.uk.com.

As in previous years, the TEENAGE CANCER TRUST will have a stall in the market, where you can join in with the popular 'T-Shirt Amnesty'.  Do your bit for charity and clear some drawer space by bringing your unwanted band t-shirts to donate or trade-in for an alternative.  Look out for their stand in the main arena.

Love the Jägermeister?  Be on the lookout for the 'Jäger BOA', an exclusive Jäger-based cocktail created for BLOODSTOCK at the Jägermeister stage bar & in the Serpents Lair VIP bar.  A blend of Jägermeister with passion fruit syrup, sparkling grapefruit and garnished with a slice of blood orange, it's certainly a tasty one to try out.

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum has also unleashed itself in the form of the UK's first alcoholic black ice cream.  The very metal Kraken I SCREAM van will be in residence within its own black picket fenced area, with oversized black deck chairs for metal fans to kick-back and enjoy the blackest ice-cream available.  No kids allowed for this devilish treat, it's adults only.  The Kraken I SCREAM van will also double up as a bar and serve cocktails including their popular classic, 'Perfect Storm'.

What started as a Facebook joke between friends has snowballed into a real 'thing'!  On Thursday night's party night on the Sophie stage, BEHOLDER frontman and BLOODSTOCK's 'Metal 2 The Masses' head honcho, Simon Hall will be doing a 'forward roll' on stage to raise funds for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  Chuck in a quid for a good cause and get clued up on the 'joke' here - https://goo.gl/rbpqUU.

Got your tent ready?!  This year, our campsite partner is Miss Daisy's Camping Store.  If you don't want to tow a ton of camping gear to site, order online and collect your stuff from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite. Place your order or just see what's available via their 'click & collect' service here - http://www.missdaisyscampingstore.co.uk/.

Want to check out the 2016 merch range?  BLOODSTOCK's online 'click & collect' service allows you to pre-order your favourites for on site collection.  Festival attendees can snap up their choice of t-shirt or grab the 2016 beer mug or hip flask without fear of their size or design being already sold out on site.  Simply pre-order at https://bmerch.com/store/bloodstock/collect-on-site and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for.  Maybe you want that BOA hoodie for when the sun goes down, so just collect it from the merch stall then to save a trip back to your tent!

Getting the train to BLOODSTOCK?  Don't forget to pre-book Big Green Coach's shuttle bus from Lichfield City rail station to site and save yourself a wad of cash.  Return tickets are priced at £10, one way at £8 (it costs more to pay on the day) and available from  http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.  If you're driving to the festival, GoCarShare is a popular option to grab a ride from someone near you or fill a space in your car and earn petrol money.  Participating could even win you a pair of tickets for 2017!  For full details and to post up a car space/look for a car ride from your town, visit: http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.   

If you didn't buy tickets already, you can buy on the day at the gate or pre-order for collection via the credit card hotline - 0871 230 5584.  Day tickets will be priced at £65 on the day, standard weekend with camping are £150 and car parking is a flat rate of £20.  You can also buy BLOODSTOCK 2017 tickets at special early bird prices on site, so come armed with your credit card and get ahead of the game for next year at a discount price!  Weekend tickets will cost just £120.

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

BLOODSTOCK is held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK's official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

 Natives Announce London Gig.

Natives.Friday 5th August 2016
Natives have announced a special one-off London show at Cargo, Shoreditch on August 17th in association with 1883 Magazine and Radio X.

The show will be the first chance for fans to get a taste of new music from the New Forest tribal pop quartet's upcoming second album. Mono Club, Mowbeck and Lola Cove will join Natives in support.

The show follows the recent release of 'Stop The Rain', the lead single from the band's upcoming album, which will be released via LAB / The Santi Collective. Its accompanying video has clocked up well over 100K plays and is filmed in a variety of beautiful settings in Morocco.

It captures Natives' recent trip to the country, an experience that proved hugely influential on the band's new album, full details of which will be announced soon.

WATCH 'STOP THE RAIN' HERE

'Stop The Rain' sees Natives delivering an irresistible new pop sensibility with an enthralling and life-affirming message, and is the second installment – following the release of 'Chasing Lions' in March - of what's to come from the collective's forthcoming 20-track concept album. An ambitious and remarkable record, it will be accompanied by a novel, furthering the story around which the album has been constructed.

Following their appearance at Cargo, Natives will be heading out on tour with Brooklyn indie-rock collective MOTHXR in support of their September UK tour. The eight-date run will kick off at Manchester's Sound Control on September 3rd, call at London's Dingwalls on September 8th and finish at Brighton's The Green Door Store on September 10th. Full tour dates can be found below.

APPEARING AS SPECIAL HEADLINE GUESTS

Aug 17            London – Cargo (in association with Radio X & 1883)

UK tour dates supporting MOTHXR

Sep 03            Manchester - Sound Control
Sep 04            Leeds - Brudenell Games Room  
Sep 05            Glasgow - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Sep 06            Nottingham - The Bodega
Sep 07            Bristol - Exchange
Sep 08            London - Dingwalls
Sep 09            Southampton - Joiners
Sep 10            Brighton - The Green Door Store

Tickets for Cargo, Shoreditch are available through Ticket Web - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/243293

Tickets for MOTHXR tour available through My Ticket - https://myticket.co.uk/artists/mothxr

 Buckcherry To Support Steel PAnther And Announce Headline Ireland Dates.

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

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

  • Bring It On Back
  • Tight Pants
  • Wish To Carry On
  • The Feeling Never Dies
  • Cradle
  • The Madness
  • Wood
  • Rain's Falling
  • Sex Appeal
  • Get With It
  • The Feeling Never Dies featuring Gretchen Wilson *bonus track
  • Gettin' Started * bonus track
  • Cannonball *bonus track
  • Beast Of Burden (The Rolling Stones) *bonus track
  • Mama Kin (Aerosmith) * bonus track


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

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

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

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

     Toseland For September/October UK Tour.

    Toseland.Thursday 4th August 2016
    The brand new Toseland album, "Cradle The Rage", was released worldwide in March 2016 and following its success, the band are setting out on a 14 date tour running through September and October of this year.

    Toseland will release the new single "We'll Stop At Nothing" On July 29th.

    "Cradle The Rage" is the follow up to the critically and commercially successful album "Renegade". Production duties again come from Toby Jepson (The Answer, Virgin Marys, Little Angels), with mixing duties now taken on by the legendary Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Motley Crue). The album will be available to pre order in January, with first single available as an instant grat download from then.

    Toseland's debut album "Renegade" was released in March 2013. It has sold 13,000 copies in the UK to date, and the band have headlined 3 sell out tours and played to thousands of people on numerous festivals including Car Fest, Ramblin Man, Isle Of Wight and Hard Rock Hell. The success of Renegade led to the band inking a licensing deal with German label Metalville earlier this year, and that deal will see new album Cradle The Rage released globally in March.

    Toseland - Cradle The Rage Tour 2016

    Weds 28th Sept                 Stoke On Trent, The Sugarmill
    Thurs 29th Sept                 Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    Fri 30th Sept                      Sheffield, Corporation
    Sat 1st Oct                         Edinburgh, Electric Circus
    Sun 2nd Oct                       Aberdeen, The Tunnels
    Tues 4th Oct                      Hull, Fruit
    Wed 5th Oct                       Chester, The Live Rooms
    Fri 7th Oct                          Northampton, The Roadmender
    Sat 8th Oct                         Nottingham, Rock City Basement
    Sun 9th Oct                        Bristol, The Fleece
    Tues 11th Oct                    Southampton, Engine Rooms
    Weds 12th  Oct                  London, Dingwalls
    Thurs 13th Oct                  Norwich, Waterfront
    Fri 14th Oct                       Tunbridge Wells, Forum

    Tickets are available now through www.seetickets.com and local box offices. Support TBC.

     Attica Rage Announce UK Dates.

    Attica Rage.Thursday 4th August 2016
    Scottish heavy rock titans Attica Rage are set to release their eagerly-awaited new studio album "Warheads LTD" on 6th June 2016 worldwide on Off Yer Rocka Recordings. The album was produced, engineered and mixed by singer/guitarist Jonny Parr in Attica Rage HQ throughout 2015, with drum tracking and final album mastering completed by longstanding Attica producer/mixer Roddymacaudio. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Attica Rage 2016 Tour Dates
    14/08      BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR, UK
    29/09      NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Head of Steam
    30/09      WORKINGTON Carnegie Theatre
    01/10      MANCHESTER Rebellion
    15/10      LIVERPOOL The Krazyhouse
    21/10      DUBLIN On The Rox
    22/10      BELFAST Limelight2
    28/10      GLASGOW O2 ABC2
    03/11      LEICESTER Duffy's Bar
    04/11      CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
    05/11      LONDON Black Heart, Camden

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

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

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

     All Hail The Yeti Announce UK Tour.

    All Hail The Yeti.Thursday 4th August 2016
    Cali sludgecore beasts ALL HAIL THE YETI have announced a string of UK dates this November with German dark rockers, Unzucht.

    Frontman Connor Garrity tells us "We are very excited to come back to the UK!  It's such and amazing place and the people are so receptive.  We have a great set lined up and can't wait to play some new songs for you!!  Hope to see our old friends and make some new ones as well."

    The UK dates rack up as follows:
    Wed 9th Nov - LONDON O2 Islington Academy
    Thu 10th Nov - BRISTOL The Exchange
    Fri 11th Nov - CARDIFF Fuel Rock Club
    Sat 12th Nov - CHELTENHAM 2 Pigs Rock Club
    Sun 13th Nov - EDINBURGH La Belle Angele
    Mon 14th Nov - DONCASTER Diamond Lounge
    Tue 15th Nov - OXFORD Wheatsheaf


    Tickets are available now at local box offices or at www.seetickets.com

    The Hollywood-based band released their second album, 'Screams From A Black Wilderness' earlier this year via minusHEAD Records.  Produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Soulfly), the album is based around spooky 'campfire' stories and presents a different tale with each song. You can grab it at iTunes and Amazon now.  Check out ALL HAIL THE YETI's video trilogy at the links below: 
    'Daughter of the Morning Star' (prequel to the 'Flames' story) - https://youtu.be/lQkukfh0NJc
    'Before The Flames' (Part 1, from 'Screams From a Black Wilderness' - https://youtu.be/Qn4NNmHHt74
    'After The Great Fire' (Part 2, from AHTY's 2012's self-titled album) - https://youtu.be/uyZr3HRU0aw

     Crystal Castles Announce Fourth Studio Album.

    Sabaton.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Crystal Castles have unveiled details of their fourth studio album Amnesty (I) alongside new single 'Char', which premiered last night (July 11th) as Annie Mac's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1.  The single is available to stream now and download when pre-ordering the album HERE.

    Following visual previews of new songs 'Femen' and 'Concrete', 'Char' is the first single to be unveiled from the forthcoming album, the follow up to 2012's critically acclaimed III. An electronic lullaby that is both hard-hitting and tender at the same time, with poignant vocals from Edith Frances, 'Char' is quintessential Crystal Castles at their best.

    Known for their chaotic live shows and visceral, melancholic homemade productions, Crystal Castles released a trilogy of critically acclaimed albums between 2008-2013. Their last album III was the Tumblr and Hype Machine album of the year for 2013, and NME's #4 album of the year. In 2015 they released the standalone tracks 'Frail' and 'Deicide', with new member Edith Frances.

    Across its 12 tracks, Amnesty (I) explores the sonic and atmospheric range that we have learned to expect from a Crystal Castles record. From gothic electronic paeans to distorted digital raves, from cinematic synth and noise crescendos to hip hop and trap infused synth pop, it is uniformly compelling, uncompromising and anchored in feeling.

    In support of the album, Crystal Castles have announced a run of European and US live dates. Having played only a small handful of shows in the past two years, the dates present an opportunity to experience new songs from the forthcoming album.

    Amnesty (I) is released on August 19th, 2016.

    Track listing
    1. Femen
    2. Fleece
    3. Char
    4. Enth
    5. Sadist
    6. Teach Her How To Hunt
    7. Chloroform
    8. Frail
    9. Concrete
    10. Ornament
    11. Kept
    12. Their Kindness Is Charade

     Steve 'N' Seagulls Share Video Of Iron Maidens 'Aces High' Cover .

    Steve N Seagulls.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Viral Internet sensation Steve'N'Seagulls have shared the video for their latest and greatest — their cover of Iron Maiden's classic "Aces High”. Throw your horns up and watch the clip here.

    "Sometimes, in order to make things happen, all you need is a bunch of crazy ideas, mash 'em together, and wait for the results," the band said about the video. "This is basically how we started with our first video from the upcoming album. We were lucky to get some enthusiastic, creative, and hard-working people around to get it done. You can imagine that mixing miniature aircrafts, cows, pyrotechnics, and belly dancers with the band doesn't necessarily come together naturally. But it did. And we're happy about it."
    S'N'S's second album Brothers in Farms is out September 9 via Spinefarm Records. 

    The song is available as an instant grat track for fans who pre-order the album here.

    S'N'S also revealed details of the new album here
    For the uninitiated, Finland's S'N'S shot to fame thanks to their bluegrass covers of metal classics, such as AC/DC's "Thunderstruck." Their unique take on beloved tracks garnered S'N'S fans, who cropped up all over the world, and their videos racked up millions of views.  
    September 21, 2015 was eventually christened Steve 'N' Seagulls Day for the entire state of Colorado, while the band also covered The Beastie Boys' hit "Sabotage" for The AV Club, toured the U.S., bringing their folk metal madrigrals to the masses, and appeared at the annual SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, last Spring.

    This time out, the brothers-in-farms tackle legendary tunes from Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, Megadeth, and more.

    BROTHERS IN FARMS TRACK LISTING:
    01. Aces High
    02. Sad But True
    03. Wishmaster
    04. It's A Long Way To The Top
    05. You Could Be Mine
    06. November Rain
    07. In Bloom
    08. Symphony Of Destruction
    09. Fill Up The Tank
    10. Burn
    11. The Pretender
    12. Self Esteem
    13. Out In The Fields
    14. Born To Be Wild

     Eqilibrium Announce New Bass Player.

    Equilibrium.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    German epic metal pioneers Equilibrium are very pleased to officially announce their new bass player Makki.

    The band states:  
    "This time, we decided to take our time to pick a new member. We could've come up with the idea to hire Makki as our new bass player much earlier, since he has been on the road with us as our tour manager for many years and has already toured the world on his own. He has always been a part of the family and now we are happy to welcome him on stage with us!"

    Makki himself added:
    "July 2004: After a show, I'm buying this CD named ‘Demo 2003’ from our opening act 'EQUILI...what?', to support that rising underground act... and BAM! Twelve years later I am standing on stage together with EQUILIBRIUM. I am very grateful for the long friendship with the EQUI-family and I can't wait for the upcoming adventures and shows together with the best fans in the world! See you on the next gig..."

    Makki will join Equilibrium on stage throughout their upcoming European festival run and autumn tour dates.

    Recently, the band released the lyric video for the brand new track ‘Born To Be Epic’ via YouTube. Check it out here.

    ‘Born To Be Epic’ is now available as an instant-grat track when you pre-order ‘Armageddon’ digitally: http://bit.ly/EquilibriumDigital

    The album Track-by-Track trailers can be seen here:
    Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGmZ52nyblE&feature=youtu.be
    Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhEyAWpOHbA&feature=youtu.be

    The lyric video for brand new track ‘Prey’ is already on YouTube. Check it out here.

    ‘Armageddon’ track listing:
    01. Sehnsucht
    02. Erwachen
    03. Katharsis
    04. Heimat
    05. Born To Be Epic
    06. Zum Horizont
    07. Rise Again
    08. Prey
    09. Helden
    10. Koyaaniskatsi
    11. Eternal Destination
    The limited Digipak Edition includes a bonus CD with the instrumental version of the whole album.

    You can pre-order ‘Armageddon’ here:
    ‘Armageddon’ Limited Edition 2CD Digipack + Exclusive Wallet Chain
    ‘Armageddon’ Limited Edition Double CD
    ‘Armageddon’ Limited Edition 2LP Purple Vinyl
    ‘Armageddon’ Digital Album

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

    ‘Armageddon’ will be released on August 12th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

    You can see Equilibrium live in the UK at The Underworld, London on 3rd October.
    Tickets available here:
    3rd October @ The Underworld, London

     RavenEye Release New Video.

    Raven Eye.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    UK trio RavenEye are set to release their debut album - NOVA - worldwide on September 23rd via their new label, Frontiers Music Srl.

    They have just revealed a killer new video for 'Hero', which was premiered via Kerrang earlier this week.  You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS2zBIgwui0

    Speaking about the song, singer/guitarist Oli Brown says: "Hero, ironically, is inspired by the idea of complacency and how it can lull one into feeling bigger than who one really is and for all the wrong reasons. RavenEye is driven by the idea of pushing harder everyday, rather than taking a backseat to other people's efforts. Believing you're the hero – while others are left to pick up the pieces and fix the 'wreckage left behind'."

    Producer Warren Riker (Ms. Lauryn Hill​, Michael Jackson​, Down​, Anders Osborne​), brought on to help capture the band's true sonic identity on NOVA, and with songs filled with deep grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as Led Zeppelin​ and Soundgarden​, the critical acclaim for RavenEye has been just as loud.  Classic Rock Magazine​ commented that "they deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam​'s cable bills for twenty-five years" whilst Kerrang commended their "fuzz-tacular garage rock".

    Since forming in 2014, RavenEye​  has toured globally, supporting Slash, The Darkness​ and Halestorm amongst others. The band has headlined their own tours through Europe and America as well as performing at major international rock festivals such as Download Festival​ (UK), Hellfest Open Air Festival​ (France), Azkena Rock Festival ARF​ (Spain), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Louder Than Life​ (U.S.), and Aftershock Festival​ (U.S.). The band will also perform at Steelhouse Festival (Gwent) and Maximus Festival (Brazil and Argentina) later this year. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a 'must see live' band.   Now with a new drummer in place – 21 year old Adam Breeze, the band are set to take 2016 by storm.

    When RavenEye formed two years ago, the then 25 year old, Oli Brown​, singer and multi-award winning guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck​, Buddy Guy​, Johnny Winter​ and Joe Satriani​, and been hailed by Mojo as "the hottest young pistol in British blues" and Classic Rock Magazine describing  him as "one of the best and brightest guitar heroes performing in the world today." RavenEye's live performances take their present and future fans on a journey to the next level.

    Album is available for pre-order now: http://radi.al/NovaRavenEye; http://radi.al/NovaiTunes; http://radi.al/NovaAmazon

     Sabaton Set To Release new Album 'The Last Stand'.

    Sabaton.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON recently announced the release of their brand-new, 8th studio album, 'The Last Stand' available Aug 19th via Nuclear Blast

    The tracklisting of 'The Last Stand' is as follows:
    01. Sparta
    02. Last Dying Breath
    03. Blood Of Bannockburn
    04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
    05. The Lost Battalion
    06. Rorke's Drift
    07. The Last Stand
    08. Hill 3234
    09. Shiroyama
    10. Winged Hussars
    11. The Last Battle
    Bonus:
    12. Camouflage
    13. All Guns Blazing

    The Last Tour - Europe 2017
    w/ ACCEPT
    10.01.  IRL       Dublin - Vicar Street
    11.01.  UK       Glasgow - o2 Academy
    13.01.  UK       Manchester - o2 Apollo
    14.01.  UK       London - o2 Brixton Academy

     The Raven Age Announce Debut Album 'Darkness Will Rise'.

    Raven Age.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    The Raven Age announced their debut studio album Darkness Will Rise live on stage in Luxembourg last night on 'The Book Of Souls' World Tour with Iron Maiden. They have released a video of the unveiling, which included a live performance of 'Angel In Disgrace'.

    WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO HERE

    Darkness Will Risewill be released in December 2016 and can be pre-ordered with an exclusive free track 'Trapped Within The Shadows' (http://theravenage.org/).

    Having hit 36 countries over the past 6 months, The Raven Age will play the final show of their tour at Wacken Open Air festival on 4th August.

    More details and a specific release date will follow shortly.

    The band comments:
    "Everything we have done in the last 3 years has built up to this announcement... We're incredibly proud and we've been overwhelmed by the reactions we've received on this tour and can't wait to deliver this album to our fans around the world." George Harris, The Raven Age.

    Darkness Will Rise Track Listing
    1. Darkness Will Rise
    2. Promised Land
    3. Age Of The Raven
    4. The Death March
    5. Salem's Fate
    6. The Merciful One
    7. Eye Among The Blind
    8. Winds Of Change
    9. Trapped Within The Shadows
    10. My Revenge
    11. The Dying Embers Of Life
    12. Angel In Disgrace
    13. Behind The Mask

    Album Details:
    Mixed & Mastered by Matt Hyde
    Engineered by Matt Hyde, George Harris, Carl Johnston & Tony Newton.

     Blackfoot Back With New Album.

    Blackfoot.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Blackfoot, the Southern American rock band who were originally formed in 1970's by current lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlock, are back with a new line-up and will release Southern Native on Loud & Proud Records, August 5, 2016.  Over the last two years, Medlock wrote, performed on and produced Southern Native.

    Blackfoot has always been defined by their hard rock edge as evident on their most successful singles "Train, Train" and "Highway Song."   In 2012, under Medlock's sturdy guidance, he recruited a completely new ensemble. The Jacksonville, Florida-based foursome, including lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, guitarist/vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter and drummer Matt Anastasi, are carrying the torch for the next generation with their hard-driving sound.

    "This record is head to head old school meets new school, classic to new rock for a brand new generation!" says Medlock, "Turn it up loud!"

    "Rickey bridged the generations by having his grandfather Shorty Medlock play on those early Blackfoot records," said lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi "so having Rickey play slide and other guitar with us on this record bridges the modern gap. It's a full-circle kind of thing."  That forward-moving proof can be found deep within the music of Southern Native, from the proud heritage callbacks of the title track to the tasty slide-driven travelogue of "Take Me Home" to the harmonic ramrod-riffage twist on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's powerful "Ohio" (which includes quite a shrewd lyrical shout-out at the end).

    Blackfoot have toured extensively over the past few years re-igniting their fanbase while introducing the new Blackfoot music and its members to fans of other Southern rock artists such as Skynyrd.  Blackfoot will be touring all summer in support of Southern Native.

    Track Listing:
    1. Need My Ride
    2. Southern Native
    3. Everyman
    4. Call Of A Hero
    5. Take Me Home
    6. Whiskey Train
    7. Satisfied Man
    8. Ohio
    9. Love This Town
    10. Diablo Loves Guitar

    USA Tour Dates:
    June 15 - Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
    June 16 - Saint Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre
    June 18 - Brooklyn, MI @ Jerry's Pub
    June 19 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center
    July 2 - Guntersville, AL @ Lake City Amusement Park
    July 8 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd)
    July 9 – Fremont, NE @ John C Fremont Days
    July 15 -  Mebane, NC @ Whiskey Sours
    July 16 - Greenville, SC @ Gottrocks
    July 21 – Salisbury, MD @ Headquarters Live
    July 22 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
    July 24 - Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar
    Aug 13 - Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo
    Aug 19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    Aug 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Cadillac Bar
    Aug 27 - Oxford, AL @ Rumble Motorcycle Rally
    Sept 7 - Tazewell, TN @ Smoke In The Valley
    Sept 17 - Bainbridge, GA @ Flint River Jam
    Sept 23 - Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace Theater
    Sept 24 - Kent Narrows, ND @ Island Bay Day

     The Depressions Sessions Out Next Week.

    The Depression Sessions.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    In December of 2015, three bands with three different stylistic approaches to aggressive music, but a common outlook on the world, came together to create a collective piece of work - The Depression Sessions. Those three bands were THY ART IS MURDERTHE ACACIA STRAIN and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY and on August 12th, Nuclear Blast Entertainment will release the results of this experience both digitally and on limited edition vinyl.

    In regards to this achievement, the parties involved have released the following collective statement:

    "After months of heavy touring, a cold NJ background set the tone for a dark, honest, and moody record. We gave some nods to the bands we grew up listening to and took some new risks in our own songs.More importantly, this record is a statement of community. We live in a very competitive and selfish world, and this is proof it doesn't have to be like that. It's the friendships you make along the way, between the artists you share the stage with, that you'll take away with you long after the shows are over. Support your peers; the whole music scene will be better for it. Thank you for listening."

    Check out the lyric video for the first single "They Will Know Another" by THY ART IS MURDERhere.
    The song, as well as their cover of RAMMSTEIN's "Du Hast", are the last pieces of music the band recorded before the departure of vocalist of CJ McMahon
    The Depression Sessions was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Will Putney. All the bands tracked in December 2015 at Graphic Nature Audio in Belleville, NJ. Cover art was created by Dan Bradley with a layout by Forefathers.

    The Depression Sessions track listing: 
    1. Thy Art Is Murder - They Will Know Another
    2. The Acacia Strain - Sensory Deprivation
    3. Fit For An Autopsy - Flatlining
    4. Thy Art Is Murder - Du Hast (RAMMSTEIN cover)
    5. The Acacia Strain - Black Hole Sun (SOUNDGARDEN cover)
    6. Fit For An Autopsy - The Perfect Drug (NINE INCH NAILS cover)

     Scorpian Child Announce UK Headline Tour.

    Scorpian Child.Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Texan heavy psych rockers Scorpion Child are very pleased to announce a headline UK tour for this coming October/November alongside young Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based blues artist Jared James Nichols and British Rock n’ Rollers The Bad Flowers. The run will kick off at The Borderline, London – taking the five piece across eight UK cities before wrapping up at The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes.

    "It is our pleasure to announce a return to the United Kingdom. Now that ‘Acid Roulette’ is in play, we will have some real fun. We can't wait to see you all! Thank you for your support and spread the word” commented vehement vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black.
    Tickets for Scorpion Child’s shows will go on sale on Friday 5th August.

    Tickets will be available to purchase from here:
    www.myticket.co.uk
    www.seetickets.com

    30th Oct @ London, The Borderline
    1st Nov @ Chester, Live Rooms
    2nd Nov @ Manchester, Sound Control *
    3rd Nov @ Sheffield, Corporation
    4th Nov  @ Newcastle, Think Tank
    5th Nov @ Birmingham, Rainbow Courtyard
    6th Nov @ Norwich, Waterfront Studio
    7th Nov @ Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

    *without Jared James Nichols

     Municipal Waste Confirmed For 2017 Instalment Of The Persistance Tour.

    Municipal Waste.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Richmond Virginia’s speed metal punks Municipal Waste have today been confirmed for the 2017 instalment of the infamous Persistance Tour - which will bring the five piece to London venue The Forum on 29th January 2017 – as part of an 11 date European run. The tour will kick off on January 18th in Berlin, Germany - taking the band across 6 countries before wrapping up at the renowned north London venue. They will be playing alongside New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front, the ‘fathers of crossover thrash’ Suicidal Tendencies and Detriot metallic hardcore veterans Walls Of Jericho.
    More bands to be announced!

    You can purchase tickets for the London show here:
    29th January – London, The Forum

    Municipal Waste
    recently announced the addition of brand new member Nick Poulos to their ranks – playing second guitar!

    Guitarist Ryan Waste commented: "Nick joining the Waste is a big deal for us, we couldn’t just add anyone to the fold. It had to be a close friend, and he's one of our best buds in fact. It doesn’t hurt that he can play his ass off too! He gets our style and totally adds to it, making us an even heavier force to be reckoned with. We’re all having a blast working together, cooking up new tunes and pulling out some classic Waste cuts."

    Nick Poulos 
    added: "I couldn't be more thrilled about teaming up with the Waste! We're no strangers when it comes to making music together and when they asked me to join on second guitar, there was zero hesitation. The history of this band and watching the growth has not only made me proud but excited for the future.”

    Municipal Waste’s most recent release and fifth studio album, ‘The Fatal Feast’ was released in 2012 via Nuclear Blast.
    Their first record to feature contributions from invited guests; Steve Moore of Zombi penned the intro to the title track and the spacey ‘Waste In Space’, while John Connelly of Nuclear Assault’s vocals grace ‘Unholy Abductor’, and singer Tim Barry of Richmond punk legends Avail jumped in on ‘Standards And Practices’.

    More on Municipal Waste and ‘The Fatal Feast’:
    ‘The Fatal Feast’ official music video: https://youtu.be/GLY4Rpii7bM
    ‘You’re Cut Off’ official music video: https://youtu.be/rtOyqrNPzsY
    ‘Repossession’ official music video: https://youtu.be/keUNA3SPbdk

    You can order Municipal Waste's latest record, 'The Fatal Feast' here:
    'The Fatal Feast' Limited Edition CD
    Rising from the squalor of a cursed punk house for their live debut at a New Year’s Eve keg party welcoming in 2001, founding members Ryan Waste and Tony Foresta quickly embraced a DIY ethic to spread the word about their band and graduated to booking shows out-of-state and even in Mexico. After a self-titled EP and the 'Waste ‘Em All' debut album in 2003, bassist Phil 'LandPhil' Hall and drummer Dave Witte were ushered into the fold. This line-up went on to record three full-length albums for Earache Records (2005’s 'Hazardous Mutation', 2007’s 'The Art Of Partying', and 2009’s 'Massive Aggressive').  

    Dedicated to keeping the spirit of the 1980’s cross-over scene alive, it was with their uncontrollable mirth and succinct songs that lead Municipal Waste to reap the rewards of their hard work. By the time they signed with Nuclear Blast in 2011, they had proven themselves as die-hard road warriors who could tour and perform with bands outside their genre such as Suicidal Tendencies,The Casualties7 SecondsCircle JerksSick Of It AllGWARLamb Of GodChildren Of Bodom, and At The Gates and win over their crowds.

    Here they are 15 years later and their rabid fan base – which includes fans of metal, punk, and hardcore - continues to expand. The fact is, no one could argue against Municipal Waste's reputation as the ultimate feel-good party band.

     Clutch Release Video For 'A Quick Death In Texas'.

    Clutch.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Clutch have released their new video for the song "A Quick Death In Texas". The video was directed by David Brodsky / MyGoodEye (Papa Roach, In This Moment) and can be viewed at the following locations:

    Vevo: http://vevo.ly/APnYD0
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/6Sj76eCy6ag

    "The video for 'Quick Death In Texas' was a lot of fun to make" states front man Neil Fallon.  "Dave Brodsky and his crew did a great job and considering that the whole shoot was done in a single day is astonishing.  The cast at Wild West City are a great  group of folks.  In a world of monster corporate theme parks, Wild West City is a rare gem. I won't lie, I had a blast playing cowboy for a day, even if it meant getting repeatedly killed, sometimes by desperados, sometimes by trusted bandmates.   Originally, I was going to be drawn-and-quartered, but we didn't have the budget for four horses.  So we opted for a traditional one-horse-dragging. And Lucky, the painted roan, did a fine job of delivering justice."

    Clutch continues their Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016. The band will be playing festivals and headlining shows throughout Europe and the UK this month before returning to the US to headline tour dates in September/October with Zakk Sabbath and Kyng. In the UK, don't miss Clutch's Main Stage set at the Reading & Leeds Festivals over August bank holiday weekend (Reading - Sat 27th Aug, Leeds - Sun 28th Aug). 

    Psychic Warfare is the latest and eleventh studio effort from Clutch. The disc debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200, No. 2 on the Billboard Independent, No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock and Billboard Rock charts, and landed in the UK national album chart at a career best No. 20. On Record Store Day this year Clutch released a limited edition numbered etched vinyl 12 inch that included two previously unreleased tracks from the Psychic Warfare sessions:  "Mad Sidewinder" and "Outland Special Clearance".Psychic Warfare was produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die).   

     De Staat Announce October UK Tour.

    De Staat.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    De STAAT are pleased to announce a UK tour in October 2016. The tour supports their 2016 album "O", available now through Caroline. The band have recently supported Muse across Germany, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Italy. The UK dates will be the bands first shows since a Barfly show in March that sold out two months in advance! Full UK dates are as follows:

    Tuesday 18th October 2016                   Louisiana, Bristol HEADLINE
    Wednesday 19th October 2016           Soup Kitchen, Manchester HEADLINE
    Thursday 20th Octoberr 2016              King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow HEADLINE
    Friday 21st October 2016                       Bodega, Nottingham HEADLINE
    Saturday 22nd October 2016                Oslo, London HEADLINE

    Support TBC. Tickets are available from all usual outlets at 9am GMT Friday 27th May 2016.

    In "O", the Dutch 5 piece DE STAAT present a unique musical soundscape – eclectic, energetic, irreverent alternative rock with added melody. Debut single and album opener "Peptalk" is the perfect introduction to their left of centre pop sensibilities backed with a heavy beat and a video that has to be seen. The album veers from the dark heavy groove of "Murder Death" to the Zappa-esque "Life Is A Game (Ladadi Ladadada)", from the wonderful synth heavy pop of "Systematic Lover" to big band groove of "Make The Call, Leave It All", from the fairground waltz of "Baby" to the gentle acoustic album closer "She's With Me". "O" is an album that twists and turns and constantly surprises.

    DE STAAT made their debut in 2009 with Wait for Evolution and in no time they played festivals such as Glastonbury, City to City, The Great Escape, SXSW, CMJ, Iceland Airwaves, Sziget and Lowlands. Wait for Evolution has won several awards. The second album Machinery appeared in 2011, and in both 2011 and in 2012 the band received the 3FM Award for Best Alternative Act, an award by the most important national alternative radio station.

    The band received a lot of attention for the stunning video for the track "Witch Doctor" from their last album. The track has been viewed over 2 million times with the UK in the Top 5 of the views. See the video here
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ttGgIQpAUc

     Unearth Embark On European Tour.

    Unearth.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH will kick off a run of European shows this week, including festival appearances at Summer Breeze, Bloodstock and Brutal Assault!

    The band comments: “Europe! We are excited to be coming back this August to play the festival circuit. We are looking forward to the festivals and club dates!"

    You can watch a tour trailer here: https://youtu.be/2AwZKq18v4w

    The band further adds, “With Nick Pierce recovering from back surgery and still unable to tour, we've called on our long time friend and true musician/performer Jordan Mancino to tackle drum duties for all of our upcoming dates through August. Jordan is a force behind the kit and we are grateful he's available to help us continue the #watchingtheworldtour in Europe while Nick continues his road back to touring.”  

    Mancino adds, "I am stoked to have this honor filling in for my brother, Nick, while he recovers and heals from his surgery.   It's a daunting task to fill Nick's shoes and to play with the metal legacy that is UNEARTH.  I will do my best to support all that is the mosh that Unearth will bring!"

    Pierce had this to say about his temporary replacement: "My man Jordan Mancino of Wovenwar will be ripping the kit until I return later this year. Jordan is an incredibly tight drummer and hits hard as hell, I can't wait to see what he does for UNEARTH!"

    UNEARTH live:
    05.08.2016 Freiburg (Germany) – Crash
    06.08.2016 St. Maurice De Gourdans (France) – Sylak Open Air
    08.08.2016 Munich (Germany) – Backstage
    09.08.2016 Cologne (Germany) – MTC
    10.08.2016 Lokeren (Belgium) – Brakefest
    11.08.2016 Berlin (Germany) – Hellfire Festival
    12.08.2016 Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault
    13.08.2016 Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) – Into The Grave Festival
    14.08.2016 Walton-On-Trent (UK) – Bloodstock Festival
    16.08.2016 Weinheim (Germany) – Cafe Central
    17.08.2016 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Aegon Arena
    18.08.2016 Lindau (Germany) – Club Lauderville
    19.08.2016 Luzern (Switzerland) – Schüür
    20.08.2016 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze

     Sons Of Texas To Support Soil.

    Sons Of Texas.Tuesday 2nd August 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
    2Wed 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


    Tickets available here - http://www.seetickets.com/search?q=soil&search=

     Black Aces To Release New Album 'Shot In The Dark'.

    Black Aces.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    If Australian rockers Black Aces know one thing, it's that rock n' roll is a like a good pair of jeans - when you put them on it feels so right, and a great set will last forever.

    Giving less of a nod than a sweaty "cheers" to the hard rocking 70s bands of Australia and beyond, Black Aces had been storming up and down the width and breadth of their homeland for over 5 years before releasing their debut record Shot In The Dark in early 2016. Loaded with anthems-in-waiting and a no bullshit delivery, Black Aces have beaten a path to rare ground on their debut record- a hard rock band that manages to both stomp and swing.

    Recorded under the watchful eye of producer and former Kids In The Kitchen member Craig Harnath (Airbourne, The Living End, Jim Keays, Dallas Crane, Franz Ferdinand), at St Kilda's renowned Hothouse Studios, Black Aces have delivered a debut album to be proud of. Shot In The Dark is ten tracks of pure Aussie rock'n'roll the way it's meant to be delivered. From the poppier lead single 'Girl Like You', to the four on the floor balls out energy of 'Back On The Chain', or the foreboding dark tones of closer 'The Walls', Shot In The Dark is an album in the truest sense, not a collection of individual tracks, but a selection of songs made for each other.

    The release culminates a year that saw the band whip around their homeland with abandon, sinking beers and pleasing ears with a live show that has seen them garner support slots from- and make fans out of- certified Aussie rock royalty including Cosmic Psychos, Dallas Crane, Angry Anderson (Rose Tattoo) and The Casanovas, along with several thousand now hearing impaired punters.

    The album was picked up on import but September sees the release proper of Shot In The Dark in the UK. In light of the imports the band have added three exclusive "European Bonus Tracks" to the September release. September also sees the band return to the UK and Europe for three months of touring – details TBA. With a guitar in hand and a chip on their shoulder, this denim clad 4 piece is ready to take rock and roll to every person who've ever loved a good pair of jeans, one pub at a time.

    TRACK LIST
    1. Shot In The Dark                                 
    2. Girl Like You                        
    3. Back On The Chain           
    4. Sick As A Dog                     
    5. I'm Your Nightmare                            
    6. Let It Roll                                                
    7. Rough Touch                       
    8. Burnin' Up The Highway 
    9. (Take It To) The Wire      
    10. The Walls
    11. Girls Got Rhythm (European Bonus Track)
    12. Shake The Ace (European Bonus Track)
    13. Wanted Man (European Bonus Track)                         

    EUROPEAN/UK TOUR DATES
    Wed 21st Sep          Musick & Frieden, Berlin, DE
    Thu 22nd Sep           Bastard Club, Osnabrueck, DE
    Fri 23rd Sep              Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, DK
    Sat 24th Sep             Fryhuset, Stockholm, SE
    Sun 25th Sep            Krosset, Oslo, NO
    Tue 27th Sep            KB, Malmo, SE
    Thu 29th Sep            Luxor, Cologne, DE
    Fri 30th Sep              De Helling, Utrecht, NL
    Mon 03rd Oct          Rock City Basement, Nottingham, UK
    Tue 04th Oct            Waterfront Studio, Norwich, UK
    Thu 06th Oct            Borderline, London, UK
    Fri 07th Oct               Diamond Lounge, Doncaster, UK
    Sat 08th Oct             Fuel Club, Cardiff, UK
    Sun 09th Oct            Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton, UK
    Mon 10th Oct          The Cathouse, Glasgow, UK
    Tue 11th Oct            Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
    Wed 12th Oct          The Krazyhouse, Liverpool, UK
    Tue 18th Oct            Backstage Club, Munich, DE
    Thu 20th Oct            Rockpalast, Bochum, DE

     White Lies Release New Video.

    White Lies.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    After three consecutive Top 5 albums, White Lies will be releasing their fourth album ‘Friends’ on October 7th. The first release under a new deal with BMG.

    With ‘Friends’, White Lies haven’t so much abandoned their trademark synth-rock sound as given it a spring clean by exploring new sounds. For many reasons, it felt like a fresh start.

    First single from the album is called ‘Take It Out On Me’. It’s available now and impacts on August 26th.

    White Lies have collaborated with award winning Mexican film director David Pablos to create their video for ‘Take It Out On Me’, the debut track from their new album ‘Friends’.
    David Pablos is at the vanguard of New Wave cinema in Latin America. His latest film ‘The Chosen Ones’, now hosted on Netflix, premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2015 and went on to win Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director at the Mexican Academy Awards 2016.
    The collaboration came about when White lies saw ‘The Chosen Ones’ on Netflix and tracked the director down via Facebook. ‘Take It Out On Me’ is the debut music video by the cult director. Says David Pablos of the video “I had wanted to make a music video for quite a long time. I told everyone I knew in Mexico, how much I was looking for this opportunity,but nothing happened… And suddenly, out of nowhere, I got a message from White Lies, inviting me to collaborate with them! How exciting this was! The music video for “Take It Out On Me” is a reinterpretation of traditional stories of saints, in modern day Tijuana, mixed with elements from the film “Theorem” by Pier Paolo Pasolini. A little bit of dark humor and that’s the final result!”

    Harry McVeigh who acts in the video says: "I spent four days in Mexico in Tijuana shooting the video with director David Pablos and his cast and crew; it was inspiring to work with such talented actors and with such a visionary and hard-working director. Seeing Tijuana from the perspective of the local people from all backgrounds and eating, drinking and exploring the vibrant and transient streets is an experience I’ll never forget. This video is a perfect love letter to Tijuana and it's people”.
    ‘Take it Out On Me’ started as an experiment in which Charles Cave aimed to write a chorus using just numbers.
    “Right up until we recorded the song it was called 89-1-3,” he says. “It was inspired by a lunatic on Instagram who kept commenting on a friend’s photos in pseudo Biblical verse. From his profile I discovered he lived in a remote cabin with a rough-looking dog. He posted weird videos in which he quoted random numbers. As a challenge, I turned them in to a song. The only problem was that it went so well everyone said it should be the first single, so I relented and gave the chorus real lyrics.”

    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.

    View video here: https://WL.lnk.to/TakeItOutVideo
    ‘Take It Out on Me’ impacts 26th August 2016
    Album ‘Friends’ Out 7th October 2016

     Bayside Release New Music Video.

    Bayside.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Bayside's Anthony Raneri and Nick Ghanbarian recently surprised fans when the pair offered fans an early listen to music from the band's seventh album, 'Vacancy' (Aug. 19, Hopeless Records). It wasn't just a sneak peak of the new songs, but a car ride that included coffee, shakes and apparently 15 minutes of air drumming as seen in the band's video for 'I've Been Dead All Day' http://smarturl.it/IveBeenDeadAllDay.

    The band has been consistently clever in their use of video and interaction with fans and other bands. In 2014, Raneri and drummer Chris Guglielmo produced "All Things Warped," a video series hosted by Raneri as he spoke with fellow Warped Tour performers while Guglielmo served as on site barber.  Bayside continue to share insights and tips from their 'Vacancy' recording sessions as well, sharing the second clip on the collection last week: https://youtu.be/Lkf5xrYQ0F4.

    Pre-orders for 'Vacancy' are available now (http://smarturl.it/Vacancy), with digital pre-orders offering an instant download of 'Enemy Lines,' 'Pretty Vacant' and 'I've Been Dead All Day.' Physical pre-orders, vinyl, cd as well as various merch bundles can be found here: http://smarturl.it/baysidepreorder/

    Bayside's North American tour kicks off on Aug. 11 in Ft. Lauderdale, with The Menzingers and Sorority Noise along as support for the five-week outing. Tickets are available now via www.baysidebayside.com.

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

    Australian tour dates with Young Lions and Far Away Stables:
    November 3  Bunbury Wa, Australia  Prince of Wales
    November 4  Perth, Australia  Amplifier
    November 5  Adelaide Sa, Australia  Fowlers Live
    November 6  Melbourne, Australia  Corner Hotel
    November 9  Belconnen, Australia  The Basement
    November 10  Newcastle West, Australia  Cambridge Hotel
    November 11  Camperdown, Australia  Manning Bar
    November 12  Brisbane, Australia  The Brightside
    November 13  City of Gold Coast, Australia  Shark Bar

     Reading Festival Weekend Tickets Sold Out.

    Reading Festival.Tuesday 2nd August 20166

    With a month to go until the gates open for Reading and Leeds 2016, taking place from 26th – 28th August, all Weekend tickets for Reading Festival have completely sold out! Now only a limited amount of Friday and Sunday tickets for Reading Festival remain. Leeds Festival tickets are also still available. Festival fans are urged to buy their tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

    Eager fans have snapped up tickets for a chance to catch career-defining headline sets from graduating Brits Foals and Disclosure, undisputed rock superstars Red Hot Chili Peppers, pop punk heroes Fall Out Boy and a triumphant return from Biffy Clyro alongside sets from over 200 additional amazing artists performing at what promises to be the biggest musical weekend of the summer.

    Those who’ve missed out on Reading Festival tickets can still catch the same amazing line up at Leeds Festival, with acts including Imagine Dragons, Chvrches, Jack Ü, A$AP Rocky, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club and in grime’s biggest year yet; the Reading and Leeds Main Stage debut of Boy Better Know at Bramham Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

    TICKET INFORMATION
     Weekend tickets - £205 + £8 booking fee - Reading SOLD OUT
     Day tickets - £59.50 + £7 booking fee - Reading Saturday SOLD OUT
     Early entry permits - £20 + no booking fee - Reading SOLD OUT
    Campervan permits - £75 + no booking fee
    Lockers - £16 + no booking fee
    Reading car park - £10 + no booking fee
    Tickets available at http://www.leedsfestival.com/tickets or http://www.readingfestival.com/tickets

     

     Bloodstock Open Air Announces RAM Gallery Details.

    Bloodstock Open Air.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    BLOODSTOCK HQ is at fever pitch with just 10 days to go 'til the gates swing open at Catton Park!  There are a last few things to announce before everyone packs their bags and heads to the UK's biggest and best heavy metal party!

    One of the things that sets BLOODSTOCK apart from other events is festival founder, Paul Raymond Gregory's on-site RAM Gallery.   This year, Paul has paid tribute to MOTORHEAD's Lemmy Kilmister with a stunning new portrait exhibited in a custom, hand-carved frame, as well as other choice installations from his world-renowned portfolio of work.  Regular RAM Gallery contributor and luthier Cynosure, creator of hand-made guitars as art, will be exhibiting two new instruments also inspired by Lemmy.  Other artists also exhibiting work are Orange County artist, Christian Sloan Hall, who has created work for the likes of AMON AMARTH and TESTAMENT, plus abstract artist and GOJIRA drummer, Mario Duplantier, who has contributed two original paintings.  Also expect to view featured art-focussed books from Lariyah Hayes (Darkadya: The Book of Art From Below) and Ramon Martos (And Justice For Art, revised edition), plus rock-themed photography from Peter Nahum and Alison Richards.

    When the metal finishes in the Hobgoblin New Blood tent each evening, a different set of howls take centre stage with BLOODSTOCK's comedy bill.  Friday's gag-filled line up includes David Jordan's edgy songs and stand-up, Chris Brooker's hilarious improvisation, the award-winning newcomer Ingrid Dahle, all compere'd by everyone's favourite heavy metal comedian, Andrew O'Neill.   Saturday evening's bill features compere and all-round funny man, Jim Smallman, plus laffs-a-plenty from Jonathan Mayor and Perrier comedy Award-winner Wil Hodgson.  Sunday ushers in a full 'History of Heavy Metal' set from Andrew O'Neill, combining stand-up comedy with live music played on his customised Flying V guitar.  Andrew will be supported by thrash metal beasts, REPRISAL.

    Over on the Sophie Lancaster stage, once the bands have finished for the night, the DJ squad steps in to take you through 'til 2am.  Expect a guest slot on the decks from EVIL SCARECROW's ringmaster Monty Blitzfist and Kraven Morrdeth on Friday, the DJs from London's VooDoo Rocks on Saturday and Total Rock's Anna Dumpe on Sunday, plus BOA's resident 4 DJ's Of The Apocalypse doing their regular 12 Midnight-2am slot.  

    The always popular Friday fancy dress competition is returning!  This year the theme is 'Twisted', so dress up in whatever you fancy, the more extreme and creative, the better!  To enter the competition, just find BOA's official photographer (between the Serpents Lair VIP area and the EMP Tent entrance) between 12pm and 6pm on the Friday to have your photo taken (the photographer will wear a Fancy Dress Photographer t-shirt).  Then check BLOODSTOCK's Facebook page for the photo gallery the week after the festival and tag the fancy dress photo of yourself for the chance to win a pair of tickets to BLOODSTOCK 2017!

    Got your tent ready?!  This year, our campsite partner is Miss Daisy's Camping Store.  If you don't want to tow a ton of camping gear to site, order online and collect your stuff from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite at Catton Park.  Saves a lot of hassle and achy shoulders!  Place your order or just see what's available via their 'click & collect' service here - http://www.missdaisyscampingstore.co.uk/.

    Want to check out the 2016 merch range?  BLOODSTOCK's online 'click & collect' service allows you to pre-order your favourites for on site collection.  Festival attendees can snap up their choice of t-shirt or grab the 2016 beer mug or hip flask without fear of their size or design being already sold out on site.  Simply pre-order at https://bmerch.com/store/bloodstock/collect-on-site and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for.  Maybe you want that BOA hoodie for when the sun goes down, so just collect it from the merch stall then to save a trip back to your tent!

    How to get to BLOODSTOCK?  Ditch the hassle of parking, trains & transfers and let our official coach partner, Big Green Coach take you and your camping gear straight to the festival from 21 UK cities.  To book your return seat and see where to catch the coach, check: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.  If you're coming by train to Catton Park, don't forget to pre-book Big Green Coach's shuttle bus from Lichfield City rail station to save yourself a wad of cash.  Return tickets are priced at £10, one way at £8 (it costs more to pay on the day, so pre-booking wins)!  Book tickets at the link.  Car-sharing with GoCarShare is another option (and participating could even win you a pair of tickets for 2017)!  Full details and to post up a car space/look for a car ride from your town, visit: http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.   

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

    Weekend tickets with camping, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) and day tickets priced £60 (+ booking fee) are available now from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.  VIP tickets are sold out.

    BLOODSTOCK is held at Catton Park, Derbyshire on 11th-14th August 2016.  Keep up to date with the very latest info on BLOODSTOCK's official sites at www.facebook.com/bloodstock and www.bloodstock.uk.com, or via Twitter on @BLOODSTOCKFEST.

    The Descendets Release Long Awaited New Album 'Hypercaffium Spazzinate'".

    Decendents.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Legendary Californian punks, Descendents celebrate the release of their much anticipated new album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate today on Epitaph Records.

    Descendents' first Epitaph release since Everything Sucks in 1996, Hypercaffium Spazzinate began taking shape after the band ended an extended hiatus to play live in 2010. Though still tight, they lived apart: singer Milo Aukerman -- whose cartoon rendering famously serves as the band's logo -- was now living in Delaware, bassist Karl Alvarez and founder and drummer Bill Stevenson were in Colorado, and guitarist Stephen Egerton had settled in Oklahoma. So the album came to life over three years as the band sent tracks back and forth, occasionally meeting up in Karl and Bill's adopted hometown of Fort Collins. Adopting such a protracted process meant not having to rush things, allowing for some of their sharpest songwriting yet.

    Every Descendents album is an event. Formed in 1978, the band's first releases have proven historic, and all the ones since have only further refined the Descendents concept. Punk, pop, buzzing, summery, heartfelt, defiant, adolescent, and wise all at once -- the Descendents. Twelve years have passed since there's been new Descendents music.

    Hypercaffium Spazzinate is available now on vinyl, CD and digital formats at https://lnk.to/descendents or at your local record shop.

    Descendents will be returning to the European continent this summer for some festival appearances. Please find the list with confirmed shows below:

    04.08.16 Blackpool (UK) - Rebellion Fest - tickets
    06.08.16 Hünxe (DE) - Ruhrpott Rodeo - tickets
    09.08.16 Tolmin (SI) - Punk Rock Holiday - SOLD OUT
    11.08.16 Eschwege (DE) - Open Flair Festival - tickets
    11.-13.08.16 Gothenburg (SE) - Way Out West Festival - tickets 
    14.08.16 Helsinki (FI) - Flow Festival - tickets

     Hellyeah Honour Dimebag In New Video 'I Don't Care Anymore'.

    Hellyeah.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Supergroup HELLYEAH release new video for 'I Don't Care Anymore' (originally by Phil Collins)

       The video starts out dark with singer Chad staring cold eyed into the screen and if you think it'll get any lighter you'll be sorrowfully let down. the frustration captured on Chads face holds through out and adds another dimension to the Phil Collins Classic.

    Covering a popular song is always a daring move by any act but HELLYEAH have added there own angry signature on this one. As Chad Gray's voice growls, Dimebag's Guitar wails one last time beyond the grave as his unmistakable silhouette flashes across the screen. 

    Gray described the process he went through recording the vocals which he described as very emotional 

    "So I go in. And Kevin's [Churko, producer] got me all stoked to do this. So we go in and then we sit down. And I kind of sit up on top of this stool. I kind of sit on the back, a little perched, like a gargoyle, when I sing. And he got the mic all placed. And he's, like, 'Okay, are you ready? Are you ready to do this?' I mean, he's so stoked for it. And I was, like, 'Why is this guy so stoked for it?' And he's just, like, 'I just know you're gonna crush this.' Just the emotion of it and everything like that... So as he's walking out, he shuts the lights off in the studio, and I'm, like, looking at him: 'What's the deal?' He's, like, 'I'm setting the mood, man. I'm setting the mood.' And I start singing the lines. And it's just... Whatever the timbre of my voice was that day, or whatever, it was just really awesome and perfect in a very non-perfect way. And he's just got his down and he's just... He just comes up and just hits the talkback and he's, like, 'Dude, you're gonna be singing this song for the rest of your life."

    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

     Iron Maiden To Stream Live Show From Wacken Open Air Festival In Germany

    Iron Maiden.Tuesday 2nd August 2016
    Iron Maiden's The Book of Souls World Tour has been on the road since late February, playing to over 1.5 million fans with 72 shows in 36 counties and six continents. They will play the final show on Thursday, 4th August in Germany at Wacken Open Air Festival. ARTE Concert is going to feature the entire iconic performance on Livestream. The spectacular gig will get lavish camera attention and can be accessed anywhere in the world – a sensational experience for anyone who cannot get to show.

    Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says:

    "We decided to finish the tour at Wacken as it is the ideal way to end this magical tour playing to 80,000 core metal fans at this legendary Metal festival. Wacken has become such as international event with many thousands of fans from many other countries around the world joining and celebrating with the German fans so it is perfect for the final show of a memorable tour. Everywhere we've played the fans have been amazing and the reaction to the new songs and stage show has been phenomenal. The band has loved every minute on stage.

    "So when Wacken and ARTE asked us to consider a live stream of our performance there we jumped at the chance to give our fans an end of tour gift. Streaming this final show live globally allows us to thank the many fans we played to so far, and, for those who couldn't get to see us this time round, a chance to see just how spectacular the live concert is and what they missed!"

    Wolfgang Bergmann (ARTE): "The festival summer by ARTE concert is heading for an exceptional highlight, showing a live stream of British legends Iron Maiden performing their final show of an incredible tour at the Wacken Open Air. An audience of millions, in Europe and for the first time worldwide, know by now that ARTE is taking the festivals to anywhere you are."   

    Holger Hübner/Thomas Jensen (ICS/Wacken): "We are incredibly happy to be able to give all these Iron Maiden and Wacken Open Air fans, worldwide, this highlight at the close of the spectacular 'Book of Souls' Tour. Heavy Metal fans are the best fans in the world, and Iron Maiden fans are unparalleled. It is so brilliant that everybody who could not get a ticket for the W:O:A, will be able to enjoy this 'Night To Remember'."

    Iron Maiden at Wacken Open Air with The Book Of Souls World Tour 2016 on Thursday, 4th August, from 9.30 pm CET. Exclusive and worldwide on Livestream at http://concert.arte.tv/de/wacken and www.wacken.com.

     Ramblin Man Fair Announce 2017 Dates.

    Ramblin Man Fair.Friday 29th July 2016
    Ramblin' Man Fair would like to say a massive thank you to all who came, performed and contributed to make this years festival so special.

    "We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback we have received from our staging of the Ramblin' Man Fair festival at Mote Park, Maidstone across the weekend of 23/24 July 2016. We had over 22,000 people on site over the weekend. There was a fantastic atmosphere with no trouble of any sort and no arrests. The cream of global classic rock, prog, country and blues music delivered some incredible performances. As The Daily Express has written "The only festival in the UK of its kind, hosting music from this slightly marginalised but fanatically followed genre, is superbly organised with top notch food and bar areas, including its own beer festival catering for the avid sold out crowd...If you like a festival experience that does what it says on the tin with great music, hospitality and genuine people then the Ramblin' Man Festival has all of these special ingredients for you."

    We are delighted to be able to put on the festival at Mote Park. A wonderful location and we are very happy to be able to put money back into the local community via the council. We had customers from all over Europe and the UK and we think the festival acts as a great showcase for Maidstone and Kent. The festival also yielded a triple live CD set featuring donated songs by over 35 artists with all proceeds going to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

    We are aware of 35 complaints made to the council relating to noise levels. Whilst we were well within agreed noise levels we take the concerns of any residents very seriously. We will be continuing to work with the Council to minimise any disruption to the local residents whilst working very hard to make this event a continued highlight of the Maidstone calendar in the coming years. Early bird tickets for 2017 are onside now!" - Chris Ingham, Spirit of Rock owner and Creative Director of Ramblin Man


    Rock fans can relive this years' Ramblin' Man Fair with the official live CD, now available to purchase online exclusively from - www.liveherenow.com.
    The deluxe three-disc compilation or digital download, was recorded at this years' Ramblin' Man Fair and features over 3 hours of live music from 35 Artists, including Sunday night headliners Black Stone Cherry. All profits from the release will be donated to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

    Recorded by specialist live music service, Live Here Now, the album was made available to festival-goers 'instantly' on Sunday night as Black Stone Cherry left the stage. The tracks were handpicked by the artists taking part, including 'Planet Rock Stage' set highlights from Thunder, Thin Lizzy, Europe, The Cadillac Three and more.

    The album also features artists from the 'Prog In The Park' and the 'Outlaw Country and Blues' stages, including tracks from Family, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Von Hertzen Brothers, The Zombies, Purson, Walter Trout, Hayseed Dixie, The White Buffalo, Whiskey Myers, Blurred Vision and Devin Townsend & Che' Aimee Dorval's Casualties Of Cool (see tracklist for more).

    Marcus "MJ" Salisbury, Head of Production for Live Here Now, said "We are incredibly privileged to be working with some of the most talented rock, prog and blues bands from across the generations. This compilation not only captures the incredible spirit of the festival, but will also raise money for Nordoff Robbins, who help change the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK with music therapy."
    The CD (£20 + P&P) and digital download (£10) are available to order now from www.liveherenow.com.

    Track list
    CD 1
    1/ INGLORIOUS - HOLY WATER.
    2/ I O EARTH - REDEMPTION.
    3/ ROAD DOG - THE WRECK OF DUVALL COUNTY.
    4/ FROST* - BLACK LIGHT MACHINE.
    5/ HOGJAW – THIS WHISKEY
    6/ THE DEAD DAISIES – MAINLINE.
    7/ TERRORVISION – CELEBRITY HITLIST.
    8/ PURSON – THE SKY PARADE.
    9/ WHISKEY MYERS – EARLY MORNING SHAKES.
    10/ LIFESIGNS – CAROUSEL.
    11/ BOB WAYNE – DOPE TRAIN.

    CD 2
    1/ THE ZOMBIES – TIME OF THE SEASON.
    2/ SUPERSUCKERS – GIBBER JABBER
    3/ EUROPE – NOTHING TO YA.
    4 URIAH HEEP – ONE MINUTE.
    5/ THE WHITE BUFFALO – HOME IS IN YOUR ARMS.
    6/ THIN LIZZY – THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN.
    7/ HAYSEED DIXIE – WARPIGS.
    8/ FAMILY – TOP OF THE HILL.
    9/ PAT McMANUS – IONA SUNSET.
    10/ GRAVELTONES – FORGET ABOUT THE TROUBLE.
    11/ THE FIERCE AND THE DEAD – MAGNET IN YOUR FACE.
    12/ SIMO – I'D RATHER DIE IN VAIN.
    13/ THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS – HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN
    14/ KING KING – WAKING UP.
    15/ BLURED VISION – NO MORE WAR.

    CD 3
    1/ THE ANSWER – COME FOLLOW ME.
    2/ TAX THE HEAT – FED TO THE LIONS. 
    3/ THE VON HERTZEN BROTHERS – NEW DAY RISING.
    4/ THE CADILLAC THREE – THE SOUTH.
    5/ DEVIN TOWNSEND & CHE' AIMEE DORVAL'S CASUALTIES OF COOL – GONE IS GONE
    6/ WALTER TROUT – PLAYIN' HIDEAWAY.
    7/ THUNDER – BACKSTREET SYMPHONY.
    8/ PROCOL HARUM – MAN WITH A MISSION. 
    9/ BLACK STONE CHERRY – ME AND MARY JANE.

    Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.
    We support thousands of people through our own center's and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations including care homes, schools and hospitals. In the hands of a trained practitioner, music therapy can be used to support people living with a wide range of needs. It can help a child with autism to communicate, unlock forgotten memories for those living with dementia or provide comfort for someone facing a terminal illness. Music therapy can be life-changing for so many people.

    Ramblin ' Man Fair to take place on 29th & 30th July 2017
     
    The festival takes place in the beautiful Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent – the garden of England. The park is one of the largest in South East England with more than 450 acres of mature parkland and a 30 acre lake. With multiple travel links via train (Ashford International, Maidstone East and Maidstone West in close proximity) and road (with three park and rides available around Maidstone). The festival site is also perfect for European festival goers with easy links to the London airports, the Channel and Ferries to and from mainland Europe.
    Early Bird Ticket Link - https://ramblinmanfair17.eventbrite.co.uk/

    To keep up to date with all Ramblin' Man Fair announcements please like, follow and visit us
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     Frank Carter For Secret Set At Leefest.

    Frank Carter.Friday 29th July 2016
    With the gates to The Neverland now officially open and thousands of residents already in full flight, the festival is delighted to announce an extremely special set from Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will close out the Skull Ridge area on Saturday night.

    One of the defining figures in modern British punk, Frank Carter is a man who has systematically paved the way for a new generation of punk musicians and fans alike. From his time as the frontman of Gallows, to his detour into pop-rock melodies with Pure Love, Frank Carter has stuck to his guns and individuality in a manner which leaves many glued to his every move. After the huge success of his debut release with The Rattlesnakes last year, his live shows with the band have become synonymous with riotous abandon, and his set in the rocky confines of Skull Ridge is sure to be the ultimate punk spectacle of the summer, closing out The Neverland in emphatic fashion.

    Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes join a mammoth bill of names set to drop into The Neverland across the next couple days, with headline sets from Lianne La Havas and Circa Waves alongside performances from We Are Scientists, Shura, Roots Manuva, Little Simz, Spring King, VANT, Formation, The 2 Bears, Clean Cut Kid, The Big Moon and many more - making The Neverland the perfect destination for thrilling new music.


    It comes after a rapturous first evening saw storming sets from the likes of Everything Everything, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Loyle Carner before Ghostpoet closed out the evening with a delectable set of modern electro-infused classics.

    Marking the next acclaimed chapter in the incredible story of LeeFest (which started life in founder Lee Denny’s back garden over 10 years ago), The Neverland is set to redefine the festival experience, with a world of unabashed entertainment to be found around every corner. Whether it’s strolling through the picturesque frames of the ambient forests in The Neverwoods, getting down and gritty at Skull Ridge to a soundtrack of bass, grunge and punk or diving into a kaleidoscopic dream of 80’s glam, cocktails and pristine clarity at Mermaids Lagoon - expect the unexpected a LeeFest Presents: The Neverland encourages all to never grow old.

    Day tickets are still available for Friday + Saturday night, with tickets starting from £55 on the door. For more information head to leefest.org

     Nightwish Announce Release Of Live DVD.

    Nightwish.Friday 29th July 2016
    After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalise their ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.

    "The title ‘Vehicle Of Spirit’ came from a friend of Troy's, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined NIGHTWISH as 'A vehicle of spirit that defies category'. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title," states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.

    Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course NIGHTWISH's incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though:
    The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as 'Élan' and the majestic 'The Greatest Show On Earth' to more than 12,000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkins´ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’. Finland's Tampere show however was a home run for the band and NIGHTWISH had never before had such an immense stage production with them.

    "I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognisability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt."
    When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, NIGHTWISH decided to walk a different path this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains:
    "We didn`t want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release ‘Showtime, Storytime’. So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it's still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality."

    Order NIGHTWISH's current record, ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’, here:
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ CD
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ 2LP Limited Edition Vinyl
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ 2LP Limited Edition 2LP Splatter Vinyl
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Limited Edition 3CD Deluxe Earbook + Gold Vinyl 10”

    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Tour Edition – Limited Edition CD + DVD
    ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ Bonus DVD

    More on ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’:
    'Élan' Official Video.
    'Endless Forms Most Beautiful' Official Lyric Video.
    'Alpenglow' Official Track.  
    'Shudder Before The Beautiful' Official Track.  

     Casey Announce UK Tour.

    Casey.Friday 29th July 2016
    South Wales' CASEY have announced a clutch of four headline shows in the UK around the release of their forthcoming debut album 'Love Is Not Enough'. The record will be released by Hassle Records on 23rd September and the shows kick off in Manchester the night before with further dates in Sheffield, Bournemouth and London. Tickets are on sale now and the album is available for pre-order too, including two limited-quantity 12" vinyl colour variants and a number of bundle options.

    The first track to be revealed from 'Love Is Not Enough' is the visceral 'Ceremony', which got its first public airing on Daniel P Carter's BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and features Michael McGough of Being As An Ocean providing guest vocals. According to Casey vocalist Tom Weaver, the composition "vents the frustration that accompanies realising an extensive period of emotional oppression and manipulation has been suffered under the guise of a sincere relationship. The opening verse describes how an unrequited affection was pursued in the belief that true love prevails. This only led into disappointment and disenfranchisement."

    The album as a whole is emotionally driven and its intense impetus leads to a cathartic listening experience. It's a relatable collection of songs, the themes of which many a rock fan will no doubt be able to identify with. Their continuously expanding fanbase of loyal and devoted followers are integral to Casey's story to date and only add weight to their music in the live arena.

    CASEY 'LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH' UK SHOWS: 
    22.09.16 UK Manchester @ Factory - TICKETS 
    23.09.16 UK Sheffield @ Corporation - TICKETS  
    24.09.16 UK London @ Old Blue Last - TICKETS 
    25.09.16 UK Bournemouth @ The Anvil - TICKETS 
     
    UK TOUR (supporting Being As An Ocean):
    NOVEMBER 
    07 - SOUTHAMPTON The Social
    08 - LEEDS Key Club
    09 - BIRMINGHAM Rainbow
    10 - GLASGOW G2
    11 - MANCHESTER Sound Control
    12 - LONDON Tufnell Park Dome

     Avenged Sevenfold Add Dublin Show To UK Tour.

    Avenged Sevenfold.Friday 29th July 2016
    AVENGED SEVENFOLD announced a major UK tour earlier this week for January 2017 which includes their first ever show at London's 02 Arena. They have now added an extra date in Dublin on January 7th 2017 which goes on sale Thursday, 8/4 at 9am (Dublin) http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/180050FC92CE1B52

    The remainder of the dates go on sale on Friday July 29th 9 a.m. 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

    The band will have Disturbed as Special Guests on the whole tour, with In Flames opening (except Dublin).

    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

    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.

     AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007's Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1's on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their most recent, Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including "Bat Country," "Almost Easy," "Scream," "Nightmare," "Welcome To The Family," "So Far Away," and "Hail To The King," and their latest, "Shepherd of Fire." The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band's performance of "Carry On," written specifically for the game.
    Avenged Sevenfold self-released the action-adventure mobile video game Hail To The King:Deathbat to rave reviews; with music, concept, and gameplay created entirely by the band. Avenged Sevenfold appeared in stores and homes globally as the featured pre-launch artist in 2015's Guitar Hero: Live including an industry first playable live performance.

     Arch Enemy Announce Wacken Open Air Press Conference.

    Arch Enemy.Thursday 28h July 2016
    ARCH ENEMY will play the biggest stage production of their career at next week’s WACKEN OPEN AIR on Saturday, August 6th around midnight, making this the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign. It all started in March 2014 when the band announced the new singer Alissa White-Gluz and the video for the album title track 'War Eternal', which became the most successful video in the band’s career and reached close to 20 million YouTube views.

    The album reached the highest US and German chart positions in the band’s career and ARCH ENEMY played 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 of Nightwish.

    WACKEN OPEN AIR won’t be the last 'War Eternal' show - see further show dates below, including a run of 4 UK headline shows next month - but it’s going to be something very special. Therefore, don’t miss their press conference at 

    WACKEN on Friday August 5th at 5:00pm – 5:45pm CET in the press tent / VIP area.

    Fans can follow the press conference on an online live stream at: www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial

    Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnEjwOsyjBM&feature=youtu.be

    ARCH ENEMY Live:
    04.08.2016 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany 
    06.08.2016 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
    07.08.2016 RheinRiot 2016, Cologne, Germany (with Devildriver, Aborted and more)
    10.08.2016 Foir Aux Vins Festival, Colmar, France
    11.08.2016 Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
    12.08.2016 Brutal Assault Festival, Josefov, Czech Republic
    13.08.2016 Metal on the Hill, Graz, Austria
    15.08.2016 Klub B90, Danzig, Poland
    17.08.2016 Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary
    19.08.2016 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
    20.08.2016 Himos Park, Jämsä, Finland (with Nightwish)
    21.08.2016 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
    22.08.2016 Corporation, Sheffield, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
    23.08.2016 Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
    24.08.2016 Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)

    26.08.2016 Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany
    27.08.2016 Neuborn Open Air Festival, Wörrstadt, Germany
    22.09.2016 La Belle Électrique, Grenoble, France
    23.09.2016 LA BAM, Metz, France
    24.09.2016 Wuennstock Herbst Festival, Bad Wuennenberg, Germany
    25.09.2016 Femme Metal Event, Eindhoven, Netherlands

     The Cadillac Three Release Video For 'Grffiti'.

    Cadillac Three.Thursday 28h July 2016
    THE CADILLAC THREE have released the video for 'Graffiti', filmed live at the legendary Abbey Road studios. The track is the first in a series of videos to be released which includes 'White Lightning', 'The South', 'Running Red Lights' and 'Peace, Love & Dixie', all recorded at the historic North London studio.

    WATCH 'GRAFFITI' LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD

    After their electrifying feel-good performance at last weekend's Ramblin' Man Fair, The Cadillac Three's long awaited new album BURY ME IN MY BOOTS, will be released next week on August 5th via Big Machine Records. You can pre-order the album here.

    In the build-up to release, the Nashville natives have been teasing the album with the staggered release of new tracks including 'Graffiti', 'Soundtrack To A Six Pack' and the latest single 'Drunk Like You', an infusion of country and rock, and a testament to the band's well-known love of a hard-rockin' good time. The album also features their 2015 hit single 'White Lightning', which was playlisted at Radio 2.

    Comprised of Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel), The Cadillac Three were named as 'Best New Band' in the 2014 Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and became the most played new band on Planet Rock in 2015. Rolling Stone claims, "Like Kings of Leon before them, they're poised for their first big break in the U.K. — where they've sold out every headlining show for nearly two years — before conquering their U.S. home turf."

    Having established a loyal following in the UK with multiple sold-out headline dates, The Cadillac Three will be returning to the UK for their Don't Forget The Whiskey headline tour later this year. 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

     Van Zant Release Live Album.

    Van Zant.Thursday 28h July 2016
    Loud & Proud Records will release Red White & Blue (Live), a recently unearthed live Van Zant show recorded on January 28, 2006 at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia and is the only concert recording in existence from the only tour by brothers Johnny (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Donnie (38 Special).

    The concert opens with the crowd-pleasing "Takin' Up Space," and includes their 2005 hit "Help Somebody," which reached #7 on the Country Singles chart. The brothers also perform fan-favorite versions of 38 Special's "Wild Eyed Southern Boys," which Johnny sings for the first time, as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Call Me the Breeze" and "Sweet Home Alabama."

    One of the most telling lines is from the title track, "Red White & Blue," a song the Van Zants wrote which first appeared on Lynyrd Skynyrd's 2003 album Vicious Cycle is, "We're trying to sing the truth to you." That line alone encapsulates exactly why the Van Zants have always had such a deep connection with their audiences. But Red White & Blue (Live) may have been lost if it hadn't been for the man known as "LJ," Donnie's longtime 38 Special bandmate, bassist Larry Junstrom. LJ had just bought some mobile recording equipment and asked permission to record the show with his then-new Pro Tools rig. He recorded the concert and then some months later called Donnie and urged him to listen to what he captured.  Donnie knew it was a good show, but he couldn't believe how good. The plan was always to release it, but somehow the recording was forgotten about until recently. After fans had been repeatedly asking for another Van Zant project, LJ reminded the brothers of the live concert's existence.  "The plan was always to enjoy ourselves and have fun," says Donnie, "and this recording captures a moment when we had a great night."

    The brothers joined together over twenty years ago to form Van Zant and have delved deep into the family's country-tinged roots. The two were inspired by the fact that their late brother, Ronnie, the spiritual leader and original lead vocalist and chief songwriter for Lynyrd Skynyrd, had always wanted to do a country record. "Let's do it for Ronnie," avowed the brothers. The Van Zant's significant contribution to southern rock, country and popular music across the board has created an unparalleled legacy and is the reason they have been dubbed The First Family of Southern Rock. "It has been quite a while since Donnie and I have worked together on a project," says Johnny Van Zant. "We can't wait to see what the fans think. We love it, so we hope they do too."

    Red White & Blue (Live) Track Listing:
    1. Takin' Up Space
    2. Ain't Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do
    3. Sweet Mama
    4. Wild Eyed Southern Boys (originally performed by 38 Special)
    5. Things I Miss The Most
    6. I Know My History
    7. Help Somebody
    8. Plain Jane
    9. I Can't Help Myself
    10. I'm Doin' Alright
    11. Red White & Blue
    12. My Kind Of Country
    13. Call Me The Breeze (originally performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd)
    14. Sweet Home Alabama (originally performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd)

     Progress Wrestling To Host Event At Brixton Academy.

    Progress Wrestling.Thursday 28h July 2016
    As Independent pro-wrestling continues to grow massively in popularity across the globe, PROGRESS, THE hottest, must-see ticket in European wrestling, is set to crash into the iconic O2 Academy Brixton on September 25th for their biggest show EVER.

    Off the back of a staggering 31 consecutive sell-out London shows, PROGRESS 'Chapter 36: We're Gonna Need A Bigger Room' is set to be another spectacular display of the very best in 'Strong Style' pro wrestling. Featuring an unrivalled list of talent including; PROGRESS Champion Pastor William Eaver, 'Anti Hero' Tommy End, Jinny, 'Liverpool's No.1' Zack Gibson, Pollyanna, Jack Gallagher and fellow WWE Cruiserweight Classic contestants Zack Sabre Jn and Tommaso Ciampa who will face each other as Ciampa makes his final indy appearance. 

    PROGRESS has fast earned a reputation as a hot bed of future wrestling superstars. In just 4 years, the promotion has played a huge part in the careers of some of the Indy world's biggest Pro Wrestling exports such as Prince Devitt (now WWE Superstar Finn Balór) wrestling his last ever indy match before heading to WWE, Zack Sabre Jr, Tommaso Ciampa and Jack Gallagher (all contestants on WWE's current Cruiser Weight Classic) and Will Ospreay (now signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling). They have also featured matches with the likes of Colt Cabana, Ricochet, El Ligero, Adam Cole, Samoa Joe (now WWE NXT Superstar), Chris Hero, Adam Cole and Roderick Strong. Most recently, PROGRESS worked with WWE to host qualifying matches for their massive Cruiserweight Classic competition.

    Established in 2011, Jim Smallman, Jon Briley and Glen Joseph decided to put on a wrestling show in London as not many shows were being put on in the capital itself, featuring the type of wrestling that they would like to watch. And thus PROGRESS was born. Smallman, also a huge fan of punk music, decided that this would be a London-based promotion with a punk rock vibe. They were also keen not to be import-heavy, like other promotions, but to promote British talent first and foremost. They eventually settled on The Garage in Islington for the venue. They ran their first ever show there on 25 March 2012.
    As the promotion's reputation continued to grow, PROGRESS held satellite shows at several UK festivals, including 5 nights at Download Festival in 2015 and in December 2015 they began running regular shows at The Ritz in Manchester.

    After eleven consecutive sell out shows at the Garage, the promotion moved to Electric Ballroom in Camden in March 2014 where the sell-outs have continued. To date PROGRESS has sold out all London Chapter shows at The Garage and Electric Ballroom. Now, they need a bigger room AGAIN and what better venue than the legendary O2 Academy Brixton!

    THIS. IS. PROGRESS!

    SEPTEMBER 2016

    SUNDAY                  25th                             O2 Academy Brixton

    Tickets go on-sale now priced at  £30 / £27.00 / £24.00 / £21.00 / £18.00  (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

     Dance Gavin Dance Announce Seventh Studio Album 'Mothership'.

    Dance Gavin Dance.Thursday 28h July 2016
    Sacramento's Dance Gavin Dance have announced details for their seventh studio album 'Mothership,' which will be released on 7th October via Rise Records.

    The 13 track album serves as the follow up to 2015's Instant Gratification. Pre-orders for Mothership are now available on MerchNow and iTunes.

    Formed in 2005, the groundbreaking act which fuses elements of emo, post-hardcore, jazz fusion, progressive rock and screamo into their signature sound, has seen their last five album's chart on the Billboard Top 200.

    The band will play UK/European leg of last year's 10 Year Anniversary Tour later this year.  The dates will feature vocalist Tilian Pearson, as well as the band's previous vocalists, Kurt Travis and Jonny Craig, who will share vocal duties on select songs. Check out a promo video for the European/UK run here.

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

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

    Tickets onsale now 

     Black Foxxes Announce Headline UK Tour.

    Black Foxxes.Thursday 28th July 2016
    Following packed performances at The Great Escape, Radio 1 Big Weekend, Download Festival (UK) and 2000 Trees, Black Foxxes continue to make waves on the summer festival circuit, with further appearances lined up at Y Not Festival, plus Reading and Leeds. Subsequently, the band will be heading over the US of A to play five shows, including a further festival appearance at this year’s Riot Fest, Chicago.

    With a sound best described as West Coast America meets West Coast of England, this run of US shows are sure to be distinctly special!

    In regard to the UK, Black Foxxes are happy to reveal a solid headline tour, taking them to Glasgow, Southampton and everywhere in between over the course of October. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am here.

    strong>Upcoming tour dates:-
    UK
    Fri 29 July: Y Not Festival 2016          
    Fri 26 Aug: Leeds Festival        
    Sun 28 Aug: Reading Festival    

    US
    Tues 13th Sep: Mercury Lounge, New York
    Wed14th Sep: Saint Victus, Brooklyn
    Sat 17th Sep: Riot Festival, Chicago
    Tues 20th Sep: Viper Room, West Hollywood
    Wed 21st Sep: The Satellite, Los Angeles

    UK
    Sat 1st Oct: Southsea Festival
    Sat8th Oct: Manchester, Neighbourhood Festival
    Sat 15th Oct: Norwich Sound and Vision Festival
    Sun 16th Oct: Leeds, Brudenell Games Room *headline
    Mon 17th Oct: Liverpool, Arts Club 2 *headline
    Wed 19th Oct: Newcastle, Think Tank *headline
    Thur 20th Oct: Glasgow, Cathouse *headline
    Sun 23 Oct: Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge *headline
    Wed 26th Oct: Southampton, Joiners *headline
    Fri 28 Oct: London, Boston Music Room *headline
    Sat 29th Oct: Exeter, Cavern *headline
    Sun 30 Oct: Bristol Exchange *headline

    The album, ‘I’m Not Well’, is available to pre-order from the following retailers:
    Black Foxxes Official Merch Store:  http://po.st/DyMpnV
    Amazon CD: http://po.st/EHg5al  // LP: http://po.st/GAUspX
    iTunes: http://po.st/3GkInL

    The Black Foxxes store also offers exclusive prints of Dan P Carter’s album artwork, along with T-shirts & hoodies.

     TesseracT To Support Devin Townsend Project In 2017.

    Tesseract.Thursday 28th July 2016
    TesseracT has confirmed that they will be appearing as special guests on the Devin Townsend Project's Transcendence 6 date UK tour in March 2017.

    TesseracT guitarist James Monteith comments on the forthcoming live shows "We are beyond stoked to be touring with the Devin Townsend Project and playing such great venues around the UK next year. Not only are we all huge fans of the band (and our mutual agreement on music is a rare thing!), they also hold a very special place in our hearts, as they were the first band who ever took us on the road in the USA and Canada. They gave us a huge leg up in the touring game, were great mentors / advisers, all-round amazing dudes to hang out with, and they have remained our friends ever since. Not only will this be an honour on a musical level, it'll be great to spend some time with them once again! Plus having Leprous on the bill is definitely the icing on the cake; they're a phenomenal band and really help to make this bill special. Bring on 2017!"

    These shows with DTP, TesseracT have confirmed will be their only UK club shows of 2017 as they work on their follow up album to 2015's Polaris.

    March 2017
    12th – Bristol, Colston Hall
    13th – Manchester Academy
    14th – Glasgow Barrowlands
    16th – Birmingham O2 Institute
    17th – London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
    18th – Nottingham Rock City

    Tickets available now through https://myticket.co.uk/artists/devin-townsend

    TesseracT will be keeping busy before the DTP tour, the autumn sees the band tour North America with Gojira and release a new 2 CD edition of Polaris which includes a bonus disc entitled  Errai featuring  four re-imagined tracks from Polaris by the band's long time live producer and sound engineer Aidan O'Brien – "Survival", "Cages", "Tourniquet" and "Seven Names." Check out the re-imagined version of "Survival" here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQwYDea7oo 

     Daughter Release New Video.

    Daughter.Thursday 28th July 2016
    Daughter have launched a new single from their critically lauded second album, Not To Disappear.
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    Entitled 'No Care', the propulsive song finds lyricist/vocalist Elena Tonra at her most direct and unflinching, spitting embittered words against a muscular, red-blooded rhythm. Its accompanying video, directed by James Slater, echoes the song's frenetic energy.

    WATCH 'NO CARE' – http://www.vevo.com/watch/GB2871600046

    The trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella are currently criss-crossing the globe for summer festival appearances, and today have added new live dates to their tour schedule. Daughter will return to Europe in October, ending the run with UK shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London.

    Daughter UK Tour Dates
    October 23rd                  Glasgow                       O2 Academy
    October 24th                  Manchester                  Academy
    October 25th                  Bristol                            Colston Hall
    October 27th                  London                         Brixton Academy
     
     
    Not To Disappear is out now

     Airbourne Announce Headline UK Tour.

    Airbourne.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    Following a blistering performance at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Festival, Airbourne can now reveal a full list of headline UK tour dates for November this year, including two appearances in London due to high demand.

    This UK run is part of a world tour in support of the band’s latest studio album, ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, which features 11 brand new songs produced by Bob Marlette & engineered / mixed by Mike Fraser.

    Airbourne returned to the road in mainland Europe earlier this month, and – as a taster of what’s to come – have included headline dates in the UK & Ireland as part of this initial European visit; the main UK shows then follow in November.

    Better get your tickets, as Airbourne is going to take you to a place where you’ll have the best Friday/Saturday night ever – no matter where you are or what day of the week it actually is!

    ‘BREAKIN’ OUTTA HELL’ HEADLINE TOUR DATES  IN THE UK + IRELAND:-
    Tue July 26 2016 - EDINBURGH Liquid Room
    Wed July 27 2016 - CARDIFF Y Plas
    Tue August 23 2016 - DUBLIN Academy
    Wed August 24 2016 - BELFAST Limelight
    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

    Tickets are available HERE

    Meanwhile, Airbourne have shared the first song from new album, ‘Breakin' Outta Hell’; the title track heralds this, the band’s 4th studio outing, their first for Spinefarm Records.

    Listen to ‘Breakin' Outta Hell’ HERE.
    ‘Breakin’ Outta Hell’, the album, is set for worldwide release through Spinefarm on September 23rd.

     Big Jesus Release New Video.

    Big Jesus.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    WATCH BIG JESUS' music video for "SP" here - https://youtu.be/04e70BB4D-o
    Download Album Sampler now over at www.noisetrade.com

    Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. "Singer/Bassist Spencer Ussery's voice sits somewhere between Billy Corgan and Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert," says VICE - "but he's more relaxed than either, happy to sit on top of the mix and drive it home rather than battle the concrete guitars around him." Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an "Artist to Watch," saying they "tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot."  The band have just released a new track from the album "Felt In Reverse" - check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjNF7GQAtqU

    The band's eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene. "We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and were greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music," explains Ussery. 'Oneiric' was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio). The first cut on the album, "SP," starts off energetically, with big guitars, a heavy beat and melodic vocals that give it an almost psychedelic feel. Album standout "Lock & Key" is reminiscent of some of the biggest hits in '90s alternative rock, with its soft beginning, fuzzy guitar tricks and bombastic, harmonious vocals.

    BIG JESUS believes their new album shows how their songcraft has matured. "After years of playing together, we've gotten to be quite effective in communicating our ideas to each other," Ussery explains. The band will tour throughout 2016, including several shows in Europe and the UK.  Catch them live at one of the following shows:

    August
    20th Cologne, Germany, Palladium (with Good Charlotte)
    21st Utrecht, Netherlands, Tivoli (with Good Charlotte)
    22nd Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (with Citizen)
    23rd Southampton, Joiners (with Citizen
    24th Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar (with Citizen)
    25th London, Lexington (with Citizen)
    27th Birmingham, Institute (with Good Charlotte)

    Head over to www.noisetrade.com to download a 3 track album sampler featuring "Shards","Shrimp" and "Cold Fire" and then click here and Pre-order 'Oneiric'.

     Declan McKenna Announces Tour Dates.

    Declan McKenna.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    Declan McKenna will head out on a UK tour alongside Blossoms this Autumn.

    The hotly tipped 17 year-old Brit will join the Manchester band for eleven dates, kicking off at Birmingham's O2 Institute on the 23rd September, and concluding at Rock City in Nottingham on the 7th October. The tour includes a night at London's O2 Forum on the 29th September.

    This weekend Declan concludes his hectic Summer of festival performances with slots at Kendal Calling and Standon Calling, ahead of an extended stretch of US dates. This Summer has already seen Declan win over crowds at Glastonbury, Latitude, Field Day and many more.

    Watch the video to Declan's latest single, Bethlehem.
    Declan McKenna Live:
    28th July – Kendal Calling
    29th July – Standon Calling
    23rd September – O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ Blossoms)
    24th September – Bierkeller, Bristol (w/ Blossoms)
    26th September – The Junction, Cambridge (w/ Blossoms)
    27th September – Waterfront, Norwich (w/ Blossoms)
    29th September – The O2 Forum, London (w/ Blossoms)
    30th September – Academy, Manchester (w/ Blossoms)
    1st October – O2 ABC, Glasgow (w/ Blossoms)
    3rd October – Riverside, Newcastle (w/ Blossoms)
    4th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield (w/ Blossoms)
    5th October – Beckett University, Leeds (w/ Blossoms)
    7th October – Rock City, Nottingham (w/ Blossoms)

     Enter Shikari To Head Out On Tour.

    Enter Shikari.TWednesday 27th July 2016
    February 2016; Enter Shikari head out on a tour of the UK, taking in some of the biggest venues they have ever headlined in their decade-long career. 

    In the DIY fashion that the band have become synonymous with, the video screen content and programming for the front of house quadrophonic audio system has all been created and slaved over for months by the band themselves. Wary of the potential disaster / glorious victory that lies ahead, but never ones to shy away from lifting the curtain to show the inner-workings of their endeavours, the band consider it a wise move to ensure someone is on hand to capture it all on video.

    Enter Shikari met photographer / videographer Alexey Makhov on one of their now regular trips to Russia; so when he mentioned his availability prior to the tour, it struck everyone as a no-brainer. 

    The resulting 30 minute mini-documentary mixes beautifully shot & edited live footage, behind the scenes access, and candid interviews with the band; following them from the tour’s production rehearsals right through to its conclusion at a sold out show at London’s 9000 capacity Alexandra Palace. 

    The full film can be viewed here : https://youtu.be/Zk76UX8onSc

    Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject ; 
    It was great to have Alexy along to document the biggest tour of our lives. He captured both the tension behind the scenes and the emotional release on stage perfectly! "

    The band recently released the only usable surviving full live track footage from the Alexandra Palace show (don’t ask. technical issues) in the form of a live version of Redshift, edited by Rou and with audio mixed by guitarist Rory C. you can see that here :  https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww

    A full audio recording of the Alexandra Palace show, however, DOES exist, and has now been mixed and mastered. 
    Details of what will be happening with that will be forthcoming shortly. 

    Enter Shikari have a small number of European festival dates remaining this summer, along with an outdoor headline show at Budapest’s Barba Nagra Track, before heading to Japan and finally rounding off their live 2016 with a short Australian run. 

    ENTER SHIKARI - LIVE 2016 

    JULY
    30th - Amber Beach Party Festival - Russia
    AUGUST
    11th - Kubana Festival - Latvia 
    19th - Zaxidfest Festival - Ukraine
    20th - Rock Am See festival - Germany
    22nd - Here Come The Wolves Festival - Austria
    24th - Barba Negra Track, Budapest - Hungary 
    25th - Czad Festival - Poland 
    SEPTEMBER 
    3rd - Home Festival - Italy 
    6th - Tokyo, Japan 
    8th - Osaka, Japan
    9th - Nagoya, Japan
    10th - Tokyo, Japan
    19th - Melbourne, Australia
    20th - Brisbane, Australia
    21st - Sydney, Australia
    22nd - Adelaide, Australia
    24th - Fremantle, Australia 

     Of Mice And Men Add Extra UK Show.

    Of Mice And Men.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    OF MICE & MEN have today announced an extra show on 8th October in Portsmouth with label mates Crown The Empire and Hands Like Houses to support them this Autumn.

    The announce comes off the back of "Pain," the blistering first track and video, directed by Mark Lediard at J6 Films, from their much-anticipated new album COLD WORLD – click HERE or the below image to watch.


    Fans can get "Pain" as an instant download by clicking HERE to pre-order COLD WORLD.

    COLD WORLD is set for a September 9th release on Rise Records.

    The full track listing & art below
    1. Game of War
    2. The Lie
    3. Real
    4. Like A Ghost
    5. Contagious
    6. -
    7. Pain
    8. The Hunger
    9. Relentless
    10. Down The Road
    11. +
    12. Away
    13. Transfigured

    OF MICE & MEN (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded COLD WORLD with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

    Fans can catch the band performing "Pain" as part of their set on the upcoming summer arena tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. The tour, which kicks off this Tuesday & runs through August 27th and will be followed by OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour.  Visit http://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events  for all dates).

    Over the course of the past few years, OF MICE & MEN have shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim, amassed over 20 million YouTube views, over 153 million spotify streams and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show.
    UK Tour dates are as follows

    30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
    1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
    3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
    4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
    5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
    7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
    8th October Pyramids, Portsmouth- Tickets on sale Friday 29th July
    9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
    11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
    12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
    13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
    15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
    16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
    17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
    19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
    20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
    21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
    23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
    24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
    25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets

    Tickets on sale now.

     Coldrain Release Video For 'Fire In The Sky'.

    Coldrain.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    Japanese rock band, coldrain, have released their new music video for "Fire In The Sky"today! See it now here: smarturl.it/fireinthesky

    The video, directed by Inni Vision, was shot at one of coldrain's largest shows to date in Tokyo, Japan earlier this year. "Fire In The Sky" is taken from the band's recent album, VENA, which was released on October 23rd, 2015 via Hopeless Records. coldrain have also released official music videos for the singles "Words Of The Youth", "Wrong", "The Story" and "Gone" off of Vena. "Gone" currently has over 1.3 million views and was added to rotation on SiriusXM Octane and Music Choice.  

    The band are performing all summer long on Vans Warped Tour.
     
    VENA is now available for purchase:
    iTunes: smarturl.it/VENA   
    Merch Store: smarturl.it/coldrainmerch

    Upcoming Tour Dates
    USA – Vans Warped Tour
    July 27 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    July 28 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
    July 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
    July 31 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Arena Lot
    Aug 01 – Albuquerque, NM – Balloon Fiesta Park
    Aug 04 – Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix Event Complex
    Aug 05 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium
    Aug 06 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
    Aug 07 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
    Aug 09 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Aug 11 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
    Aug 12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
    Aug 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center

     Devilment Announce UK Headline Tour.

    Devilment.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    Witch County malignant frights Devilment – led by fiery frontman Dani Filth, are very pleased to announce an extensive UK tour which will commence this December.

    The run will kick off on December 6th in Colchester, taking the band through 11 UK cities – before wrapping up at eminent Southampton venue, the Engine Rooms on December 19th.

    Tickets for Devilment’s tour will go on sale Friday 29th July @ 10.00 am.
    Support act to be announced shortly.

    Tickets will be available to purchase here:

    Dec 6th – Colchester, Arts Centre   
    Dec 7th – Nottingham, Rock City Basement
    Dec 9th – Stoke, Sugarmill
    Dec 10th – London, Boston Music Room
    Dec 11th – Norwich, Waterfront
    Dec 13th – Glasgow, Stereo
    Dec 14th – Newcastle, Think Tank
    Dec 15th – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    Dec 16th – Leeds, Key Club
    Dec 18th – Reading, Sub 89
    Dec 19th – Southampton, Engine Rooms

    Devilment have been working hard over the past few months on the follow up to their debut album ‘The Great And Secret Show’ – which was released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment in 2014.

    Dani had this to say on the subject of the new album and subsequent UK tour...

    "Everybody in DEVILMENT is very excited about the prospect of releasing our latest album, which we have worked extremely hard on (te-he! He said 'hard-on')... The album is definitely a step-up from our debut, featuring a more mature, dissonant presence coupled with a darker edge, yet at the same time utilising our better musical assets to deliver a unique metal hybrid. I don't even know what to classify it! And of course, it's going to be awesome touring this in our home nation just before Xmas. We literally can't wait; the shows are going to be insane!"

    Stayed tuned for more news about the amazing new album over the next few weeks...

    Devilment were originally formed in 2011 - Dani Filth joining the ranks whilst his day job Cradle Of Filth took a brief hiatus, adding his vocal talents to their original studio demo known as 'Grotescapology' – an eight track provocative taster.
    In September 2013 the band entered Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with Producer Scott Atkins (Cradle of FilthBehemothAmon AmarthSylosis and Gama Bomb) to record their debut album The Great And Secret Show’, having been signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment by infamous A&R guru Monte Conner, the very same talent scout who discovered Slipknot.
    The 13 track tour de force is a monolith of pure unadulterated metal madness - and unlike anything that you would expect to come from the craw of Dani Filth. Classic heavy and groove-laden riffs combined with a soundtrack ripped from a Hitchcock flick, are infused with insane melodies and a roaming evil-eye for the avant-garde. The record also features a cover of Midnight Oil's classic ‘Beds Are Burning’, with guest vocals coming courtesy of Dani's long-term friend Bam Margera of MTV's Jackass and Viva La Bam.

    2016 is lining up to be an exciting year for the Suffolk band, so stay tuned for more details on their new album, which promises to be something rather frightfully delicious indeed.

    You can purchase their debut record ‘The Great And Secret Show’ here:
    ‘The Great And Secret Show’ CD
    ‘The Great And Secret Show’ Limited Edition 2LP Vinyl

    More on ‘The Great And Secret Show’:
    ‘Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero’ Official Video: https://youtu.be/6kyVchuh87Q
    ‘Even Your Blood Group Rejects Me’ Official Video: https://youtu.be/qf9X52DrSt8
    ‘Mother Kali’ Official Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/Il61bCC4g3w

     The Who To Play An Acoustic Version Of Tommy For Teenage Cancer Trust.

    The Who.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    To celebrate the 100th show performed for Teenage Cancer Trust at The Royal Albert Hall, raising vital money for young people with cancer, The Who will play a new acoustic presentation of Pete Townshend's Rock Opera Tommy. 

    Two shows have been announced at the legendary London venue on Thursday March 30th and Saturday April 1st 2017 where the band will play the opera in full followed by a selection of other great Who songs.

    The band have also announced that the five UK dates scheduled for August /September 2016, originally billed as 'Greatest Hits’ shows, will be moved to 2017 to coincide with the Royal Albert Hall dates.

    For the rescheduled Greatest Hits shows Roger and Pete will play the hits as well as some lesser known Who songs and also include a new focused presentation of Tommy drawn from the Royal Albert Hall concerts including a brand new video programme specially produced for these shows. 

    This UK set will emulate the historic period around Live At Leeds and Woodstock when the central pivot of The Who’s show was always their performance of Tommy. For Who fans new and old this is something special that hasn’t been done by the band or seen by their audience since 1970. 

    Tickets for the shows originally scheduled for late August and September will be valid for the new shows. Any customers who cannot make the new dates are entitled to a full refund from their point of purchase. Deadline for refunds is 5pm August 12. The band’s European dates in Germany, Austria and Italy will still take place as scheduled.

    Longstanding Teenage Cancer Trust Honorary Patron, Roger Daltrey CBE is a passionate champion of young people with cancer in the UK through his tireless work with Teenage Cancer Trust, and now in the US through the new charity he has helped to establish, Teen Cancer America. Roger and Pete Townshend have been supporters of Teenage Cancer Trust for over 22 years and The Who headlined the very first show for them at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000.

    2017 will be the 17th year that Roger has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, the shows are the charity’s flagship annual fundraiser raising millions to provide specialist care for young people with cancer.

    The line-ups for the 16 years of Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert hall read like a who’s who of rock and comedy, including the likes of Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher, The Who, Oasis, Damon Albarn, Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller, The Cure, Sir Paul McCartney, Florence And The Machine, Johnny Marr, Them Crooked Vultures, and so many more. It’s fitting that The Who are to play the 100th night in the 17th year!

    For every young person with cancer Teenage Cancer Trust supports, there is another the charity can’t currently reach. This must change. Teenage Cancer Trust needs to raise £20 million a year by 2020 to make sure every young person with cancer in the UK has access to the specialist care they provide. Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall will continue to play a pivotal role in achieving this ambitious goal.

    THE WHO TOUR 2017 ‘TOMMY AND MORE’

    March
    30th                 Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London
    April
    1st                   Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London
                                   
    Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23 September

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    ticketmaster.co.uk    0844 844 0444
    royalalberthall.com   0845 401 5030
    3rd                  Liverpool Echo Arena
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    5th                   Manchester Arena
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    7th                   Glasgow SSE Hydro
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    10th                 Sheffield Arena
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    12th                 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (note change of venue)
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     All Time Low To Release 'Straight To DVD II: Past, PResent And Future Hearts'.

    All Time Low.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    All Time Low are set to release their highly anticipated CD/DVD, 'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts', on August 26. Today they are giving fans another sneak peek of the release with the "Something's Gotta Give (Live)" music video. The video, taken from the upcoming DVD, features the band's performance of the single in front of a sold out audience at London's famed Wembley Arena last year. 

    All Time Low has some of the most dedicated fans in music and that is because the band has always given them a look behind the curtain. They have nothing to hide and this time around is no different. All Time Lowis inviting fans back for an in depth look into their world with the release of 'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts'. The documentary, Directed & Edited by Rafa Alcantara for TWENTYFOURCORE (Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed), picks up right where 2010's 'Straight To DVD' ends, diving deep into the past six years with Alex, Jack, Zack and Rian leading up to the band's sixth studio album, Future Hearts. The album debuted #1 in the US and UK and gave All Time Low the highest charting and biggest selling week of their careers. 
    Along with the journey of the documentary, the release includes the live performance from the sold out Wembley Arena show, directed by Tim Mattia, in its entirety giving fans who missed the epic night in London the opportunity to feel side stage, and for fans that were there, the chance to relive the night over and over again.  Additionally, two never before released B-sides tracks from Future Hearts are also included. 

    Watch the Official Trailer: smarturl.it/STDIITrailer

    'Straight To DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts' will be officially released on August 26th, 2016 through Hopeless Records
    Fans can pre-order physical copies now here: smarturl.it/STDIIPreorder. It is also available for pre-order digitally through iTunes with an instant download of "Something's Gotta Give (Live)":  http://smarturl.it/StraightToDVDII
    In addition to the standard CD/DVD, a special deluxe version of STD II will also be available to pre-order. It includes 2 CDs + DVD with 4 Exclusive Fan-Favorite Tracks + 12" x 12" Limited Edition Photo Art Book featuring 72 pages of exclusive live and behind the scenes photos. Only 5,000 are available worldwide. Pre-order now at smarturl.it/STDIIPreorder. 
    Deluxe Track Listing: 
    CD 1
    1. Intro 
    2. A Love Like War  
    3. Lost In Stereo 
    4. Heroes 
    5. Somewhere In Neverland 
    6. The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver 
    7. Weightless 
    8. Remembering Sunday (feat. Cassadee Pope) 
    9. Therapy 
    10. Kids In The Dark 
    11. Guts  
    12. Outlines (feat. Josh Franceschi) 
    13. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) 
    14. Forget About It  
    15. Backseat Serenade 
    16. Time Bomb 
    17. Something's Gotta Give 
    18. The Reckless and the Brave 
    19. Dear Maria, Count Me In 
    CD 2
    1. Six Feet Under The Star
    2. Stella
    3. Jasey Rae
    4. Take Cover (B-Side) 
    5. Caroline (B-Side)
    DVD
    Past, Present, and Future Hearts Documentary
    Live At Wembley Arena
    Outtakes

    Standard Track Listing: 
    CD
    1. Intro 
    2. A Love Like War
    3. Lost In Stereo 
    4. Heroes 
    5. Somewhere In Neverland 
    6. The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver 
    7. Weightless 
    8. Remembering Sunday (feat. Cassadee Pope) 
    9. Therapy
    10. Kids In The Dark 
    11. Guts
    12. Outlines (feat. Josh Franceschi) 
    13. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't) 
    14. Forget About It  
    15. Backseat Serenade 
    16. Time Bomb 
    17. Something's Gotta Give 
    18. The Reckless and the Brave 
    19. Dear Maria, Count Me In 
    20. Take Cover (B-Side) 
    21. Caroline (B-Side) 
    DVD
    Past, Present, and Future Hearts Documentary
    Live At Wembley Arena
    Outtakes

    All Time Low will join Blink-182 on their US tour starting August 12th in Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion. For a full list of tour dates, please visit: http://alltimelow.com/tour

     Fearless Vampire Killers Announce Final Show.

    Fearless Vampire Killers.Wednesday 27th July 2016
    Following their split earlier this month, FVK are marking the end of their 8 years as a band in the form of a farewell show at London's Underworld on 30th October 2016.  This will be fans last opportunity to see FVK perform alongside Kier.


    "It's always difficult knowing how to close the book on something that was so important. Despite various emotions involved, we all agreed that we wanted to do the best by our fans and a fitting farewell was what was needed. So we'll be doing this one show - with Kier too - at the Underworld in Camden. We can't think of a better place than this as it's been home to so many great shows for us! Expect an emotional and hopefully fun night all round complimented by the brilliant supports, all chosen by us from bands that have played a big part in our story. See you there!" – FVK

    Tickets are available for members of the Obsidian Bond, the bands social network, to pre-order now. General sale will then commence at 9am on Friday 29th July.

    Support will come from touring buddies ZOAX and ASHESTOANGELS, to commemorate different chapters in FVKs history.

    FVK made the collective decision to call it a day following the departure of co-frontman Kier Kemp in early July 2016, cancelling all remaining tour dates for the rest of the year including Reading and Leeds Festivals.

    Boasting an impressive career to date, FVK nurtured an incredibly loyal and unique fan base. A testament to thinking outside of the box as an independent band, they gave fans more than music, creating their own social network and novels. Self-releasing 3 albums to date, alongside collecting an impressive set of notches on the touring post from Download and Vans Warped Tour UK, to supporting the likes of Black Veil Brides, Enter Shikari and In This Moment, alongside headline runs in the UK & Europe, they endeavoured to and successfully created their own world. With an inspiring take on a constantly evolving music industry, and their brilliantly creative history, FVK leave behind a great legacy.

    Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 29th July priced at £10 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

     Crossfaith Release Mini EP Ahead Of Reading And Leeds Festival Apperance.

    Crossfaith.Tuesday 26th July 2016
    Crossfaith have today revealed a video for brand new track ‘Rx Overdrive’ taken from the forthcoming mini EP ‘New Age Warriors’.  The mini EP will be available tomorrow on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Youtube and everywhere else you can listen to music.

    Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yy4JW1PA18&feature=youtu.be

    Frontman Ken comments “Welcome to the new era! It’s time to get wild. We are the New Age Warriors, and you can see the future of Crossfaith with our new songs. We’re so excited about bringing out more new music to you guys, so get ready!”

    Crossfaith were also recently announced as this year's Edinburgh Metal Party headliners, appearing on the bill above Hacktivist, Certain Death and Dead Lies.  The band will also be appearing at this years Reading and Leeds festivals.

    EP ‘New Age Warriors’ available 27th July.

    Crossfaith Live

    26th August - Reading Festival
    27th August - Leeds Festival
    29th August - Edinburgh Metal Party 

     Alter Bridge Announce Fifth Studio Album 'The Last Hero' Which You Can Pre Order Now.

    Alter Bridge.Tuesday 26th July 2016
    ALTER BRIDGE have announced their fifth studio album, The Last Hero, will be released on October 7 through Napalm Records. The Last Hero is the follow up to 2013's critically acclaimed Fortress, which swept into album charts worldwide - including a #6 slot in the UK, #12 in the US (Billboard 200), #7 in Germany and #4 in Austria.

    The band worked with producer and longtime collaborator Michael 'Elvis' Baskette to craft the songs for The Last Hero, recently showcasing those tracks at a special listening party for fans at The Beacham club in the band's home base of Orlando, FL.  The sleeve artwork was also revealed.

    Pre-orders for the digital album, the CD, and limited vinyl editions of The Last Hero go live today, July 26, via the following retailers:
    DIGITAL album:
    iTunes (http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_iTunes)
    Amazon (http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_Amz-)
    Google Play (http://smarturl.it/TheLastHero_GP)
    Spotify (http://smarturl.it/SMAL_Stream)
    CD and LIMITED VINYL:
    UK: Townsend Music (http://alterbridge.tmstor.es)
    ANZ: Nervegas ( http://www.nervegas.com.au/alterbridge )
    REST OF THE WORLD: Napalm Records Online Store (https://shop.napalmrecords.com/alterbridge).

    The first single, "Show Me A Leader", premiered yesterday via radio stations worldwide including Planet Rock in the UK. "Lyrically, it reflects the frustrations that a lot of people are feeling with the current state of the world," admits Myles Kennedy about the new single. "The world is looking for trustworthy effective leadership and not this undignified dog and pony show that's really made a mockery of our system." "It's indicative of our process," Mark Tremonti adds. "Myles had this guitar intro that I loved, and I had the chorus. We put them together. The words call out for a proper leader."

    The band has released an exclusive video visualizer to present the single "Show Me A Leader". Watch it at https://youtu.be/jhRh0VdHhlc.

    The Last Hero's track listing runs as follows:
    1)  Show Me A Leader
    2)  The Writing On The Wall
    3)  The Other Side
    4)  My Champion
    5)  Poison In Your Veins
    6)  Cradle To The Grave
    7)  Losing Patience
    8)  This Side Of Fate
    9)  You Will Be Remembered
    10)  Crows On A Wire
    11)  Twilight
    12)  Island Of Fools
    13)  The Last Hero
    14)  Last Of Our Kind (bonus track)

    With ALTER BRIDGE currently on the road in the US, tickets for their European tour are moving fast and available now via http://www.alterbridge.com.  The tour features their biggest headline shows to date, with support from VOLBEAT (UK dates only), GOJIRA and LIKE A STORM.  The dates stack up as follows; 

    With: Special Guest TBC, Like A Storm
    Fri 4th Nov - BILBAO, Spain - Santana 27
    Sat 5th Nov - BARCELONA, Spain - Razzmatazz
    Tue 8th Nov - PARIS, France - Zenith
    Wed 9th Nov - BRUSSELS, Belgium - AB
    Thu 10th Nov - AMSTERDAM, Holland - HMH
    Sun 13th Nov - BERLIN, Germany - Columbiahalle
    Mon 14th Nov - VIENNA, Austria - Gasometer
    Wed 16th Nov - KATOWICE, Poland - Spodek
    Sun 20th Nov - OSLO, Norway - Sentrum Scene
    Mon 21st Nov - COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Vega Main Hall

    With: Volbeat, Gojira, Like A Storm
    Wed 23rd Nov - MANCHESTER, England - Arena
    Thu 24th Nov - LONDON, England - O2 Arena
    Sat 26th Nov - NOTTINGHAM, England - Motorpoint Arena
    Sun 27th Nov - BIRMINGHAM, England - Genting Arena
    Mon 28th Nov - CARDIFF, Wales - Motorpoint Arena
    Thu 1st Dec - GLASGOW, Scotland - Hydro
    Fri 2nd Dec - LEEDS, England - First Direct Arena

    With: Gojira, Like A Storm
    Sun 4th Dec - FRANKFURT, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
    Mon 5th Dec - COLOGNE, Germany - Palladium
    Tue 6th Dec - HAMBURG, Germany - Mehrl Theater
    Fri 9th Dec - BOLOGNA, Italy - Unipol Arena
    Sat 10th Dec - MUNICH, Germany - Zenith
    Sun 11th Dec - BASEL, Switzerland - Jakobshalle

     Boston Manor Announce Debut Album 'Be Nothing'.

    Boston Manor.Tuesday 26th July 2016
    Blackpool's Boston Manor have announced their highly anticipated debut album 'Be Nothing' will be released on 30th September 2016 via Pure Noise Records. Produced by Neil Kennedy  (Milk Teeth, Creeper, More Than Life) and mixed by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, All Time Low), the first song to be revealed from the record, along with its own music video, is 'Laika'. A decidedly melancholic composition, it's a song about inevitable failure; knowing you're going to lose before you've even begun.

    A tour supporting Moose Blood comes immediately after the record's release and Boston Manor have also now announced their first full UK and European headline tour in November and December, with Can't Swim set to support them. As a band who've been absolutely dedicated to their music since their 2013 inception, Boston Manor have previously toured with the likes of Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood and This Wild Life and have played festivals such as Slam Dunk and 2000trees in front of significant and enthused masses. Ultimately, this has manifested in the form of a loyal and ever-expanding fan-base within the burgeoning UK rock scene and beyond.

    Boston Manor's last release was 2015's 'Saudade' EP – a collection of tracks channeling a generally darker and more downbeat sound than most of their peers and becoming the cornerstone of their career to that point. 'Be Nothing' will prove that Boston Manor are primed to leap to the forefront of the new wave of UK rock bands on an international scale. 

    UK & European Headline Tour:
    Fri 11 Nov       Belgium Dendermonde          JH Zenith
    Sat 12 Nov      Netherlands Amsterdam        Winston 
    Mon 14 Nov    Germany Cologne                  MTC
    Tue 15 Nov     Germany Berlin                      Maze
    Wed 16 Nov    Germany Hamburg                Ubel and Gefahrlich
    Fri 18 Nov       UK       Plymouth                     Underground
    Sat 19 Nov      UK       Southampton              Joiners
    Sun 20 Nov     UK       Bristol                         Louisiana
    Mon 21 Nov    UK       Nottingham                 Basement
    Tue 22 Nov     UK       Birmingham                Cellar
    Thu 24 Nov     UK       Newcastle                   Think Tank
    Fri 25 Nov       UK       Leeds                          The Key Club
    Sat 26 Nov      UK       Manchester                Sound Control
    Sun 27 Nov     UK       Liverpool                     Studio 2
    Mon 28 Nov    UK       Sheffield                      Leadmill
    Tue 29 Nov     UK       Norwich                       The Owl Sanctuary
    Thu 01 Dec     UK       London                        Boston Music Room 

     Sons Of Texas To Support Soil.

    Sons Of Texas.Tuesday 26th July 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
    2Wed 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

    Tickets available here - http://www.seetickets.com/search?q=soil&search=

     The Lounge Kittens Release Video For Toto 'Africa' Cover.

    The Lounge Kittens.Tuesday 26th July 2016
    The Lounge Kittens invite you to take a walk on the wild side as they release the second track from debut album ‘Sequins & C-Bombs’ and this time they’ve taken on ‘Africa’ by Toto.

    Following the release of a 5 part mini-documentary series, trailing the girls through the recording process of the song, Jen, Timia and Zan couldn’t be more excited to finally be able to share the studio version of the track.

    We’ve been performing ‘Africa’ live for years” says Jen “In fact, it’s one of the very first songs we ever arranged as a band. But we’ve reinvented it for the album so this is a brand new version that no one has heard yet. We really pushed ourselves with this one and it features more layering than we’ve done before. By the end of the song we’re all singing several parts so it was a whole new experience layering the harmonies in the studio.”

    The documentary focuses on how the girls break down their arrangements and shows a unique insight into the complexities of their recordings. “It was really daunting having the camera in the studio with us, but not as daunting as it was attacking this song” Zan tells us. “This is a BIG song. We take singing other people’s songs as seriously as if we had written them ourselves and ‘Africa’ is so well-known and loved, there’s a huge responsibility there. We put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves and it’s actually quite hard to watch the footage back and see us struggle but we’re really pleased with the final track and it’s been a really interesting experience exposing our techniques to our fans.”

    Well known for their tongue-in-cheek and often downright ridiculous videos, for this song the girls have stepped away from their usual style, in favour of a studio based video. “We just didn’t think that us dicking about Lion King style would do justice to the magnitude of this song” explains Timia. “It just doesn’t feel right and it would distract the listener from the song itself. We’re really proud of this one and when we play it live, it’s always a big singalong so that’s what we wanted to encourage. Put the track on, close your eyes and sing loud and proud on your mountain top… or wherever your imagination takes you!”

    Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr2kFaVlH0w

    As the girls navigate through their challenge of releasing new video material every month until the end of the year, STOP-EVERYTHING-THE-KITTENS-ARE-DOING-SOMETHING-DAY is fast becoming a highlight on everyone’s calendar. With the album release set for 16 September, who knows what’s coming next.

    Pre-order the album: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/tlk-sequins-and-cbombs

    See the girls at Edinburgh Fringe festival: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/everybody-hates-the-lounge-kittens

    See TLK on tour in October: http://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-lounge-kittens

    Catch them with Status Quo & REO Speedwagon in December:http://www.axs.com/uk/artists/250537/status-quo-tickets

     Black Stone Cherry Announce UK Headline Tour.

    Black Stone Cherry.Monday 25th July 2016
    Hot on the heels of their headline slot at Ramblin' Man Fair this weekend, BLACK STONE CHERRY are excited to announce a UK tour this November/December.  This time around, instead of playing big arenas, the band are undertaking a more extensive run of dates in the more intimate setting of theatres.  The tour is dubbed 'Experience Kentucky: An Evening With Black Stone Cherry.'

    The boys tell us, "We have 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!"

    BLACK STONE CHERRY's current album 'Kentucky' (released via the Mascot Label Group) crashed into the UK album charts at #5 on its release in April and received plaudits a-plenty across the board.  Last week the band unveiled their new video for 'The Rambler', that you can check out here; https://youtu.be/xZepHvVzj_0.  The clip features country music star and actor, Billy Ray Cyrus in the 'title' role.  

    Tour dates rack up as follows:
    Sat 19th Nov - CARDIFF St David's Hall
    Mon 21st Nov - PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
    Tue 22nd Nov - WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall
    Thu 24th Nov - MANCHESTER O2 Apollo
    Fri 25th Nov - GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall
    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
    Sun 4th Dec - TRECCO Planet Rockstock
    Mon 5th Dec - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
    Tue 6th Dec - LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
    Thu 8th Dec - NORWICH UEA

    Tickets go on general sale at 10am Friday 29th July from http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/black-stone-cherry-tickets.  Planet Rockstock tickets can be grabbed from www.planetrock.com/rockstock

     Avenged Sevenfold Announce UK Tour With Disturbed And In Flames Supporting.

    Avenged Sevenfold.Monday 25th July 2016
    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.

    Now the band are set to return to the UK bigger and badder than ever.  They have announced an eight date UK tour for January 2017 which includes London's The O2.

    AVENGED SEVENFOLD achieved worldwide success with a string of best-selling albums — including their 2005 platinum breakthrough City Of Evil, 2007's Avenged Sevenfold, which topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts, and two consecutive No 1's on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, Nightmare (2010) and their most recent, Hail To The King — achieving Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly a dozen countries. They have also scored a series of Top 10 singles at multiple formats, including "Bat Country," "Almost Easy," "Scream," "Nightmare," "Welcome To The Family," "So Far Away," and "Hail To The King," and their latest, "Shepherd of Fire." The band, which hails from Huntington Beach, Calif., have become known for their spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the biggest and most prestigious music festivals. In November 2012, they made an unprecedented appearance as characters in Call of Duty Black Ops 2 — the biggest-selling video game of all time, which featured the band's performance of "Carry On," written specifically for the game.
    Avenged Sevenfold self-released the action-adventure mobile video game Hail To The King:Deathbat to rave reviews; with music, concept, and gameplay created entirely by the band. Avenged Sevenfold appeared in stores and homes globally as the featured pre-launch artist in 2015's Guitar Hero: Live including an industry first playable live performance.

    Grammy nominated hard rock Titans, Disturbed returned to the rock arena after a 4-year hiatus with the critically acclaimed #1 album Immortalized.  The album, the bands 5th consecutive US #1, has already boasted three huge #1 smashes "The Vengeful One" (the video currently has over 22 Million views and counting) "The Light," and the global sensation that is their powerful version of the Simon & Garfield classic  "The Sound of Silence," (82 million views on YouTube) which also took the #1 spot at both Rock and Mainstream US Rock Radio.

    Formed in Chicago in 1996, the multi-platinum DISTURBED – David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] – have scored thirteen  No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent Grammy Award nomination as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records. Watch the official video for "The Sound of Silence" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

    Melodic Death Metal pioneers In Flames will be opening the bill across this run of UK dates. With a back catalogue of classics in their arsenal, the Swedish Legends are set to kick these shows off with a bang.

    January 2017

    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
    Wednesday 18th           Nottingham       Motorpoint Arena
    Thursday 19th               Cardiff                Motorpoint Arena
    Saturday 21st                London               The O2

    Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 29th July priced at £45/£37.50 regionally and £45/£37.50/£30 for London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk

     A Day To Remember Unleash Newspmg 'Bullfight' From Forthcoming 'Bad Vibrations' Album.

    A Day To Remember.Monday 25th July 2016
    A Day To Remember have released "Bullfight," the latest track off their upcoming album, BAD VIBRATIONS . Click HEREto listen.

    "Bullfight" follows the release of the album's title track, "Bad Vibrations" (viewable HERE) and lead track/video"Paranoia" (viewable HERE), the latter of which premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio Show and has gone on to amass more than 6.6 million Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube views, while shooting to No. 7 on the rock chart. Fans can get "Bullfight," "Bad Vibrations" and "Paranoia" as instant downloads by clicking smarturl.it/badvibrations to pre-order BAD VIBRATIONS on iTunes. Pre-order bundles are also available on the band's official site or at smarturl.it/adtr-preorder.

    Now set for a September 2nd release on the band's own ADTR Records and distributed by Epitaph, BAD VIBRATIONS was produced by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed by Grammy winner Andy Wallace (Foo Fighters, Slayer). The album is the band's first since 2013's Common Courtesy.

    Recorded at Stevenson's Fort Collins-based Blasting Room Studios, BAD VIBRATIONS masterfully channels the kinetic energy that found A Day To Remember being named "the best live band of 2015" by Alternative Press. The album sees the group (vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall, bassist Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt) forgoing trendy digitally driven production to focus on live recording. "These days it seems like a lot of heavy sounding music is heading more and more in a digital direction," says McKinnon. "That's not necessarily a bad thing, but we wanted to go the opposite way and make something that's aggressive but has more of a natural flow and feel to it."

    The quintet, who recently headlined the 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, are currently on the road in the US with Blink-182 for a summer tour of arenas and sheds that kicked off last week in San Diego, CA. In in January and February 2017 they'll head to Europe and for a string of headline shows. Please see below for the full list of dates, and the pre-sale/on sale details.

    22-Jan-2017 - Cardiff - Cardiff International Arena – UK - TICKETS
    23-Jan-2017 - Glasgow - The SSE Hydro - UK - TICKETS
    25-Jan-2017 - Birmingham - Barclay Card Arena - UK- TICKETS
    27-Jan-2017 - London - The SSE Arena Wembley - UK- TICKETS
    28-Jan-2017 - Leeds - Leeds Arena - UK- TICKETS
    30-Jan-2017 - Oberhausen - Turbinen Halle - Germany - TICKETS
    31-Jan-2017 - Leipzig - Haus Auensee - Germany - TICKETS
    01-Feb-2017 - Cologne - Palladium - Germany - TICKETS
    03-Feb-2017 - Hamburg - Sporthalle - Germany - TICKETS
    04-Feb-2017 - Berlin - Columbiahalle - Germany - TICKETS
    05-Feb-2017 - Vienna - Gasometer - Austria- TICKETS
    07-Feb-2017 - Milan - Alcatraz - Italy - TICKETS
    08-Feb-2017 - Zurich - Volkshaus – Switzerland - TICKETS
    10-Feb-2017 - Offenbach - Stadthalle Offenbach - Germany - TICKETS
    11-Feb-2017 - Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle – Germany - TICKETS
    12-Feb-2017 - Paris - Le Trianon – France - TICKETS
    14-Feb-2017 - Brussels - AB – Belgium - TICKETS
    15-Feb-2017 - Tilburg - 013 - The Netherlands – TICKETS

    Over the course of the past several years, each of A Day To Remember's releases have hit No. 1 on Billboard's Rock, Indie and/or Alternative Charts, they've sold more than a million units, racked up over 400 million Spotify streams and 500 million YouTube views, garnered two gold-selling albums and singles (and one silver album in the UK) and sold out entire continental tours, amassing a global fanbase whose members number in the millions. All of which explains why Rolling Stone called them "An Artist You Need To Know." 

     The Devil Wears Prada Back With New ALbum And UK Tour.

    The Devil Wears Prada.Monday 25th July 2016
    The Devil Wears Prada - Mike Hranica (vocals), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, clean vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Jonathan Gering (keyboards), Kyle Sipress (lead guitar), and Giuseppe Capolupo (drums) -  uncover the details for their anxiously awaited sixth full-length album, Transit Blues [Rise Records], arriving October 7th, 2016 in stores and at all digital retailers. It follows last year's Space EP, which bowed at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned widespread acclaim from the likes of Alternative Press and Loudwire. Upholding a career-long tradition of progression and perseverance, the group's new record represents another natural evolution.

    The band retreated to both Watertown, WI and Sawyer, MI last winter to write Transit Blues, for the first time living and creating in a shared, full time space. They re-teamed with Space producer Dan Korneff [Pierce the Veil, Motionless in White] in the spring of 2016 to record the 11-track Transit Blues. Overall, the album reflects themes of transition, separation, and mourning.

    "It's like zooming out on a commute," explains Hranica. "It's the notion of getting from one place to another. Most people go from their homes to work, while we go from date to date on tour. Either way, it's the inevitable process of growth and change. There are moments of anger, but the pervading theme is separation. Drawing the full circle, it is separation that is inherent in moving from one place to another."
     
    Last week, The Devil Wears Prada unleashed the first single "Daughter," which racked up over 270,000 views on YouTube in less than seven days. A marriage of metallic elegance, punk immediacy, and sweeping alternative, the track nods to a passion Hranica has yet to properly write about: literature. Specifically, it takes a page from Simone de Beauvoir's novel The Mandarins.
     
    "It's strange," smiles Hranica. "I will write EPs based on subjects that aren't super close to my heart like Zombie or Space because it opens the door for me to make my own stories based off the topics. When we did Transit Blues, it was only natural to incorporate fiction. 'Daughter' is the most forthright example."

    The band will also be returning to the UK as part of the triple headline '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 Wednesday, July 27th.
     
    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

     Extreme To Release Live Album.

    Extreme.Monday 25th July 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 September 23 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 September 23. A trailer can be seen here.

    "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.

     Monuments Annunce Handfull Of UK Shows.

    Monuments.Monday 25th July 2016
    One of progressive metal's hardest working bands, MONUMENTS, have announced a string of last minute shows in the United Kingdom and Germany - including performances at Wacken Open Air (Ger), Summer Breeze (Ger) and AcrTanGent (UK) as well as a handful UK headline shows in between.

    MONUMENTS live:
    06.08.16 (DE) Wacken - Wacken Open Air
    11.08.16 (UK) Cardiff - The Globe
    12.08.16 (UK) Leicester - The Sound House
    14.08.16 (UK) Milton Keynes - The Craufurd Arms
    15.08.16 (UK) Guildford - The Boileroom

    16.08.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground
    18.08.16 (DE) Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
    19.08.16 (UK) Bristol - ArcTanGent Festival

    Since the release of their critically acclaimed sophomore album 'The Amanuensis' (Century Media 2014), the first album to feature current vocalist Chris Barretto (ex-Periphery/Ever Forthright), MONUMENTS have toured the globe with the likes of Devin Townsend, Karnivool, Animals As Leaders andThe Contortionist.

    MONUMENTS will take a well deserved break after these final shows and concentrate on their 3rd album to be released sometime in 2017.
     

     Memphis May Fire Announce UK Tour.

    Memphis May Fire.Monday 25th July 2016
    Memphis May Fire, Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada have announced a UK rotating headline tour this winter. Supports will be coming from Like Moths To Flames.
    You can see Memphis May Fire 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 27th July

    MEMPHIS MAY FIRE have just finished their new album with further details to follow. 

     Corinne Bailet Rae Announce UK Headling Dates.

    Corinne Bailey Rae.Monday 25th July 2016
    After the critically acclaimed release of her new album The Heart Speaks In Whispers, Corinne Bailey Rae has confirmed the dates for her first UK tour in five years as she brings her sensational live show to major cities across the country.

    Starting in her hometown of Leeds, the nine-date tour will pass through Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester and Cambridge, ending in London at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. See full dates below.

    Both fans and critics have heaped superlatives on her captivating performances throughout the summer, including this year's Glastonbury Festival, an astounding support set for Stevie Wonder at British Summer Time, Hyde Park as part of his Songs In The Key Of Life extravaganza, a huge UK arena tour with Lionel Ritchie and further shows at this year's V Festival, Cornbury Festival and across the USA.

    The Evening Standard has called her "[the] bewitching queen of British soul [who] oozes charisma..." upon seeing her in concert whilst the Daily Star claim she is simply "mesmerizing" live.

    Corinne's third studio album The Heart Speaks In Whispers, her first collection of new material for six years, also received rave reviews across the board upon its release in May. With MOJO hailing her resurgence as "a brilliant and very welcome return" and Q Magazine's declaring Corinne is "getting it right again [with] sultriness and life-affirmation", she has wowed both critics and fans alike.

    Catch Corinne live at the following dates:

    UK HEADLINE TOUR
    October 28th – Leeds, Town Hall (Tickets HERE)
    October 29th – Bristol, Colston Hall (Tickets HERE)
    October 31st – Glasgow, Oran Mor (Tickets HERE)
    November 1st – Newcastle, Sage Gateshead (Tickets HERE)
    November 3rd – Brighton Dome (Tickets HERE)
    November 4th – Birmingham, O2 Institute (Tickets HERE)
    November 5th – Manchester, Albert Hall (Tickets HERE)
    November 7th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange (Tickets HERE)
    November 8th – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Tickets HERE)

     Cover Your Tracks To Release Debut Album 'Fever Dream'.

    Cover Your Tracks.Monday 25th July 2016
    Metal band Cover Your Tracks announce Fever Dream, their debut album, set to be released on September 9th.

    The first song revealed from Fever Dream is 'Bellow' which is available now at YouTube. Fans can pre-order Fever Dream now and receive 'Bellow' as an instant download.

    The Atlanta, GA four-piece – vocalist Paul Rose, guitarist Omar Magana, bassist Cory Ferris and drummer Brent Guistwite – formed in 2014 from the ashes of previous bands which included Woe, Is Me, Decoder and Cursed Sails. Fever Dream is a brutal assault of metal, its ten songs are infused both with heavy industrial leanings as well as catchy choruses and ambitious, soaring melodies. Whichever side of the spectrum these songs fall – and it’s often both – they all combine together to create a debut album that’s as full of confidence as it is uncertainty, and which is full of nihilistic despair and determined defiance against it.

    This album is exactly what we wanted it to be, with no restrictions, so to get this far and then have Epitaph on board means the world to us. We’ve been working at this for quite some while, so to finally break through and have some success is amazing. We hope people will appreciate this record as much as we enjoyed writing it,” says guitarist Magana.

    Pre-orders for Fever Dream are available at https://cyt.lnk.to/feverdream.
    Check out another album track 'Spin The Bottle' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2MZ_qITZhg
    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

     Pierce The Veil Release New Video For 'Circles'.

    Pierce The Veil.Monday 25th July 2016
    Pierce The Veil have released brand new video for track 'Circles' taken off recently released album 'Misadventures.'

    You can watch the video here
    The 'Circles' video was directed by Drew Russ who directed Pierce's 2012 "King For A Day" video that has accumulated more than 70-million YouTube views.  The videos concept is loosely based on the 1991 feature film 'Nothing But Trouble,' that was directed and written by Dan Aykroyd and starred Chevy Chase, John Candy and Aykroyd.  PTV is on tour, on the road, their bus pulls up to their hotel for the night, and the second thoughts about this hotel start immediately.  The hotel's bar serves drinks laced with snakes, bugs, eyeballs, and other animal parts, the hotel rooms are decorated in 'crazy' - rooms full of mirrors. rooms full of rotting food, rooms full of skeletons and mystery stains.  San Francisco morning radio host and former MTV VJ Matt Pinfield plays a featured role as an obsessed and very creepy old man.

    "Circles," which has already been playlisted at Radio 1 & is currently a Top 40 track at Alternative Radio in the US, is taken from the band's long-awaited and critically-acclaimed new album Misadventures that debuted in the Top 20 album charts worldwide.  Pierce The Veil, nominated for 'Bandom of the Year,' performed the track on last night's broadcast of MTV's Fandom Awards.  The band recently completed the sold-out U.S. "Misadventures Tour" and announced a UK tour this winter, see below for dates. 

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

     Michael Kiwanuka Hits Number 1 With 'Love And Hate' Album.

    Michael Kiwanuka.Monday 25th July 2016
    Michael Kiwanuka's second album, the critically acclaimed Love & Hate, has debuted at number 1 in the UK albums chart.
     
    Following near faultless critical praise on both sides of the Atlantic, Love & Hate, produced alongside Danger Mouse and Inflo, gives Michael his first number one record. It also marks the first time a BBC Sound Poll winner has beaten a previous best chart placing on second album release.
     
    Currently touring Australia, Michael returns to the UK in August to perform at Boardmasters Festival on the 13th August ahead of a full headline tour in October. The tour stops at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 11th October.

    Watch LP track, The Final Frame, recorded at RAK Studios: https://youtu.be/u0YN1V1aKJI

    Michael Kiwanuka Live:
     
    13th August – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
    6th October – The Art School, Glasgow
    7th October – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
    8th October – Wylam Brewery At Palace of Arts, Newcastle
    10th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield
    11th October – Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
    14th October – Limelight, Belfast
    17th October – The Tramshed, Cardiff
    18th October – The Phoenix, Exeter
    19th October – O2 Academy 1, Oxford
    21st October – The Library @ The O2 Institute, Birmingham
    22nd October – O2 Ritz, Manchester

     Pain Announce Two UK Dates.

    Pain.Monday 25th July 2016
    PAIN, the unique Swedish metal project led by multi-instrumentalist and renowned producer, Peter Tägtgren, are very pleased to reveal they will be playing shows in Wolverhampton and Bristol this October – alongside a show at renowned London venue, The Underworld. 

    Wolverhampton and Bristol tickets will go on sale 27th July @ 11am
    They will be available to purchase here:

    25th October – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
    26th October – The Fleece, Bristol

    On sale now:
    October 24th @ The Underworld, London
    PAIN’s three date UK run will be coming in support and celebration of brand new record ‘Coming Home’ – which is due for release on 9th September via Nuclear Blast.

    You can pre-order ‘Coming Home’ here:
    ‘Coming Home’ Limited Edition Gatefold Orange Vinyl
    ‘Coming Home’ Limited Edition 2 CD Digibook / CD / Vinyl

    PAIN only recently announced their brand new studio album, ‘Coming Home’ - the follow up to 2011’s 'You Only Live Twice'. After the substantial success of Peter Tägtgren's Lindemann project with Rammestein vocalist Till Lindemann, Peter retreated – taking some time to write another shrewd industrial metal statement.

    The artwork for ‘Coming Home’ was created by Stuttgart artist Stefan Heilemann (Epica, Lindemann, Indica) -  whose artwork is famed for its symbiosis of fantasy, reality and insanity.

    "I was brainstorming about the cover with Heile again... And we got the result that I really needed. I rented a spacesuit and spinned away thereafter... Musically, the album is a development of where PAIN and LINDEMANN ended at - more experimental than what I've ever done before. Acoustic guitars and a helping hand again from Clemens of Carach Angren with the orchestra arrangements, and some guest vocals. And Sebastian Tägtgren did a great job on the drums..."

    So speaks Peter Tägtgren, musician, producer and creative brain behind PAIN, Sweden's finest industrial metal export. His has been a life immersed in music, in pushing boundaries, and taking ideas to both their logical and illogical extremes. It’s been a career that has involved fronting bands – notably iconic death metal veterans Hypocrisy, and now PAIN – or shaping their sounds – as he has done with Celtic Frost, Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir and Immortal amongst others. It’s a calling that has made him one of Europe's most highly respected musicians and producers.

    The band recently released new single ‘Black Knight Satellite’:
    Order the single here: http://bit.ly/PainBKSiTunes
    Listen in NB Novelties playlist: http://sptfy.com/2zZF

    Check out the lyric video for the track here: https://youtu.be/UBRMKyuwS54

    PAIN started life as a hobby for Peter Tägtgren, whose concept was to fuse heavy metal with 1980s-inspired electro-industrial and techno influences.
    It all began with the release of a self-titled debut in 1997, and since then PAIN have released six more albums and a DVD.
    ‘Coming Home’ will be their eighth studio album release.

     Meal Alliegiance Release New EP.

    Metal Alliegiance.Monday 25th July 2016
    METAL ALLEGIANCE recently announced they will release a special EP, entitled Fallen Heroes, on August 12, 2016. The band united to pay homage to the 3 legends - Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie, and Glenn Frey - who impacted not just their lives but the world as well. 
    Today, the band released a video where Alex Skolnick discusses the loss of the 3 legends as well as how the songs were chosen. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/WOkZ8sIngcU

    Fallen Heroes will be available for pre-order both digitally and in an exclusive bundle.

    The package will include a t-shirt (2 options will be available), a digital download of the album and a 12" x12" lithograph of the album cover (See images below). Order your bundle here: www.districtlines.com/metal-allegiance

    Below is the track list for Fallen Heroes:
    1. Iron Fist featuring Troy Sanders
    2. Suffragette City featuring Mark Osegueda
    3. Life In The Fast Lane featuring Alissa White-Gluz

     Black Tape For A Blue Girl Celebrate 30th Anniversary.

    Blacktape.Monday 25th July 2016
    On their 30th anniversary, Black Tape For A Blue Girl returns to their evocative ethereal, neoclassical, gothic roots with an album exploring the existential predicaments of time’s passage, choices questioned, and loves lost. Original vocalist Oscar Herrera rejoins the band after a 17-year absence. His darkly dramatic vocals are complemented by Dani Herrera’s emotional and heartfelt voice, Nick Shadow’s visceral viola, Brian Viglione’s driving drums, and band-founder Sam Rosenthal’s pensive electronics and songwriting.

    'These Fleeting Moments', the group's 11th studio release, is 70 minutes of powerful, gorgeously yearning music born from the same place as their highly regarded 1990's albums 'Remnants of a Deeper Purity' and 'A Chaos of Desire’.

    “For this album,” Sam says, “I picked up threads of our 90's sound. I wrote those intense, passionate songs that Oscar delivers so wonderfully. Adding Nick’s breathtaking strings atop my synth-horn and electronic textures, and writing 25 minutes of instrumentals, really brings this album back to the essential Blacktape sound.”

    >Oscar’s involvement is more than a nostalgic appearance — he sings seven songs. Accompanying him is his daughter Dani, who was not even a year old when the band recorded its 1986 debut, 'The Rope’. Her lead vocals on four tracks bring an absorbing intermingling of voices to this release. At times Dani’s singing carries a youthful, breathy softness, such as on the brokenheartedness of 'She’s Gone.’ “She wasn’t the first girl to dump me, but she dumped me on the phone, and it brought out all these old feelings. Who would love me and just drop me unless I didn’t deserve love.”

    The band opens the album boldly with 'The Vastness Of Life’, a 17-minute five-part epic reminiscent of 'For You Will Burn Your Wings Upon The Sun’ from the aforementioned ‘Remnants…’ release. It is an expressive track — powerfully solemn, stirringly elegant and evocative — drifting between defiant, resigned and striking vocal sections and floating ambient passages. The lyrics explore the theme of the album: questions about life choices, our personal story, and if we have the courage to live in service to our ideals.

    The album lyrics range from emotionally wrought to delicately sensitive, detailing fears of revealing the true self, betrayal of one’s body in the hands of a lover’s promises, contemplating our interconnection to others, or poking fun at mankind’s belief that we are more important than other animals.

    Sam continues, “The fleetingness of time has become part of the questions I am asking. We are finite in our being but infinite in our hopes and longings. Life will pass us in an instant, and I ask myself if I am courageously living my true self in the world? Or are we a bit hunched over, hiding from possibilities?”

    After three decades recording music and running the Projekt label, Sam drew upon internationally acclaimed talent to record ‘These Fleeting Moments’. Guest musicians include drummer Brian Viglione (of The Dresden Dolls), SoulWhirlingSomewhere’s vocalist Michael Plaster, and electronic solo artists Erik Wøllo and Mark Seelig. Newcomer Chase Dobson adds guitars and bass.

    In the catchy, luxuriant ‘Limitless', Oscar sings, “I shine, I glow, I venture into the darkness in search of the essential.” Sam’s thought-provoking lyrics invite self-examination without becoming too weighty — the earnest themes explored on the album have a palatable sense of optimism in the face of adversity and are buoyed by the ebb and flow of the band’s superb performances. Indeed, the album finishes on a high note with a song sung from father to son on the elder’s death bed; even in that, there is the suggestion that a way through can be found by remembering that “the most beautiful moments remain so dear to us.”

     Crowbot To Release New Album 'Welcome To Fat City'.

    Crobot.Sunday 24th July 2016
    Crobot's latest single 'Not For Sale' is now for sale! You can get the track from iTunes via the link below http://bit.ly/1tgQ8ol 
    The band announced the track with another election broadcast which can be checked out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17aWH2sbXRE. And with the electorate so hungry for more Crobot, the band have unveiled the new video for 'Not For Sale', currently premiering on Wall Street Journal. Check it out here:

    http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2016/07/22/dads-dominate-the-video-for-crobots-not-for-sale-exclusive/
    Now that they're really hotting up their Mayoral campaign they've also announced  the pre-order details for 'Welcome To Fat City'. See all the formats below and order now to 'Make Our City Fat Again!'

    CD & Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl (inc signed insert) now available from Record Store
    https://www.recordstore.co.uk/search.html?term=Welcome+To+Fat+City
    https://youtu.be/a4oG5rNdcqY

    Limited Edition Gatefold Blue Vinyl (inc signed insert)
    http://www.nuclearblaststore.co.uk/shop/nuclearblast/products.php?cat=4209
    https://youtu.be/aX3y4OTF5jM
    Tracklistings:
    CD
    1. Welcome To Fat City
    2. Play It Cool
    3. Easy Money
    4. Not For Sale
    5. Hold On For Dear Life
    6. Temple In The Sky
    7. Right Between The Eyes
    8. Blood On The Snow
    9. Steal The Show
    10. Moment Of Truth
    11. Plague Of The Mammoth
     
    Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
    Limited Edition Gatefold Blue Vinyl
    Side A
    1. Welcome To Fat City
    2. Play It Cool
    3. Easy Money
    4. Not For Sale
    5. Hold On For Dear Life
    Side B
    1. Temple In The Sky
    2. Right Between The Eyes
    3. Blood On The Snow
    4. Steal The Show
    5. Moment Of Truth
    6. Plague Of The Mammoth

    Crobot have just unveiled the second single, and title track from the upcoming album 'Welcome To Fat City', which can be streamed over here: https://soundcloud.com/crobotband/crobot-welcome-to-fat-city  . Frontman Brandon Yeagley introduced it in typical Crobot fashion with a big lashing of gravy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgBqN6HH5Mc 

     Periphery Release New Album 'Periphery III'.

    Periohery.Sunday 24th July 2016
    PERIPHERY’s latest album, 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty', is out now via Century Media Records.

    International press is raving about 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty':

    “Maturing gracefully, III finds PERIPHERY refocused.” (Metal Hammer, UK)

    “PERIPHERY return with what could be arguably their most cohesive record to date.” (The Metalist, UK)

    “PERIPHERY are a phenomenon.” (Legacy, DE)

    "'Periphery III; Select Difficulty' is asking for your full attention." (Aardschok, NL)

    “’Periphery III: Select Difficulty’ is a mature album that will unite both, die-hard followers and curious newcomers...” (Metallus, IT)

    “The new album ‘Periphery III: Select Difficulty” continues the discussion initiated by the incredible double album from 2015. They continue to remain engaged and perfectly calibrated between prog rock and djent coordinates. Another STRIKE!” (Outune, IT)

    "Throughout their career, PERIPHERY have created their own sonic universe. Their new album is another chapter in a saga that rivals ‘Star Wars’ in terms of epicness and emotion." (RockZone, ES)
     
    Check out the amazing video clip for the song 'Marigold' which was was directed by Wes Richardson, who previously did the videos for 'Scarlet' and 'Alpha': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQqIF0yVtzc&feature=youtu.be

    In case you are craving some heavier tunes, make sure to click on the lyric video for 'The Price Is Wrong': https://youtu.be/_9gHHGqxJog

    Secure your copy of 'Periphery III: Select Difficulty' via one of the following links:
    CMDistro - http://smarturl.it/PeripheryIIICMDistro
    Impericon: smarturl.it/PERIPHERY-impericon
    Amazon - http://smarturl.it/PSDAMAZON
    iTUNES - http://smarturl.it/PSDitunes
    Amazon MP3 - http://smarturl.it/PSDamazonMP3

     Five Finger death Punch Drop New Video.

    Five Finger Death Punch.Sunday 24th July 2016
    Five Finger Death Punch has unveiledthe video for their next single "I Apologize," worldwide on Vevo today. Culled from their sixth studio album, Got Your Six, the chilling clip follows Ivan Moody through a cemetery housing our era's most notable deceased rock icons, ranging from Elvis to Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse to Jimi Hendrix. The clip was shot at Los Angeles' famed Angelus Rosedale Cemetery with Nathan Cox directing the band-conceived storyline.

    "The video is a dark somber metaphor that speaks for itself. I don't think we need a parallel narrative to explain it or emphasize its impact as almost everyone knows someone struggling with some form of addiction. It's real for everybody. We have even been losing exceptionally bright, talented people who you'd assume know better. No matter how much support you provide, ultimately it's everyone's own decision to face their demons or perish" explain the band members.

    "I Apologize" is the fourth single from 5FDP's latest highly acclaimed album, Got Your Six which hit new chart heights for the band around the world with its September 2015 release, including a US #1. The album has since sold 370K units and already boasts two #1 hit singles, "Jekyll And Hyde" and "Wash It All Away".

    As previously announced, Five Finger Death Punch will embark on their most extensive tour of Canada to date in September, co-headlining Canadian arenas from cost-to-coast with Papa Roach beforekicking off the biggest U.S. tour of their career so far in Little Rock, AR on October 18 co-headlining arenas across the country with Shinedown through December, thereby effectively co-headlining the two biggest North American Arena Rock Tours of 2016. See all dates below. Look out for more US dates to be announced soon. For tickets, VIP packages and more info visit www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com

    Both tours are also highlighted by Special Guest Sixx:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba. U.S. newcomers From Ashes To New will support on the Canadian dates while UK newcomers As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson, will round out the supporting lineup in the USA.

    All bands on the US tour have partnered to donate $1 from each ticket sold on the tour to hand-picked charitable organizations close to their hearts: Five Finger Death Punch chose the Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation. In addition to the $1 donation per ticket, the bands have teamed up with Crowdrise to give fans the option to enter for the chance to win VIP tickets plus a Meet & Greet by choosing to donate an additional $5 at the time of purchase. Fans who don't live in one of the cities on the tour, but would still like to support the efforts, can visit Crowdrise to donate $5 and be entered for a chance to win a flyaway to the show of their choice plus a Meet & Greet with all four bands.

    Says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory about the tours: "I wanted to give you a brilliant quote about trying to keep rock music alive by assembling bills that can sell out arenas where everyone can have the production rock shows deserve, or bringing out new talented bands and expose them to huge crowds... or about rebuilding a community with the help of rock radio, and donating to good causes while we are at it... but we are so busy doing it that I ran out of quotes."

    $1 from each ticket purchased for the Canadian tour dates will be donated to a Wildfire Relief charity soon to be named.

    Check out an exclusive clip of Five Finger Death Punch behind the scenes at last week's inaugural Chicago Open Air Festival here.

    Coinciding with the recent announcement of the two massive Fall tours, Five Finger Death Punch also have plenty of reason to celebrate: after the recent platinum certification of their 2009 album War Is The Answer, and the gold certification of their 2013 album The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1, their current album, Got Your Six just reached gold status this week only 10 months after its September 2015 release.

    CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    Five Finger Death Punchhave grown exponentially in just a few years, racking up 16 consecutive top 10 hits, five #1 hits, four gold and a platinum album. The band will be taking Got Your Six around the world touring throughout 2017.

    TOUR DATES:
    CANADA 2016
    Five Finger Death Punch / Papa Roach
    Sixx:A.M.
    From Ashes To New
    9/9 Abbotsford, BC Abbotsford Centre
    9/10 Penticton, BC South Okanagan Centre
    9/11 Calgary, BC Grey Eagle Casino
    9/13 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
    9/14 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
    9/16 Medicine Hate, AB Canalta Centre
    9/17 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
    9/18 Saskatoon, SK Sasktel Centre
    9/20 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
    9/23 Oshawa, ON GM Centre
    9/24 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
    9/27 Moncton, NB Moncton Coliseum
    9/28 Halifax, NS Scotia Bank Centre
    USA 2016
    Five Finger Death Punch / Shinedown*
    Sixx:A.M.
    As Lions
    10/18 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
    10/22 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
    10/23 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
    10/25 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center
    10/27 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
    10/28 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
    10/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
    10/31 San Jose, CA SAP Center
    11/02 Portland, OR Moda Center
    11/03 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena
    11/05 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
    11/07 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
    11/09 Billings, MT MetraPark Fairgrounds
    11/11 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
    11/17 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
    11/18 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
    * More US dates will be announced soon.

     Fangclub Release New Video.

    Fangclub.Sunday 22nd July 2016
    Amps set to '11? Check. Kick drum like a hyperactive mule? Check. Killer melodies? Check. Choruses that once heard will never be forgotten? Check. Brought together by their mutual love of punk and '90s grunge, Fangclub are the real, full-blooded rock 'n' roll deal, and a name you're going to be hearing an inordinate amount of in 2016 and beyond.
    Already gathering major attention from press (Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset) and specialist DJ's at BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Daniel P.Carter, Phil Taggart), Team Rock and Kerrang! Radio with their debut track "Bullet Head" (taken from from the EP "Bullet Head" - a 'Song 2'-style short, sharp shocker that you want to play again the instant it's over.    The band follow in its wake with stand out track "Loner", a head nodding, 90's slacker rock inspired anthem and an explosive video - well don't just believe us - check it out here: http://po.st/FangclubLonerVEVO

    The band are currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on their debut album which will see an early 2017 release.

    Here's a Fangclub history lesson.  The band met through the local music scene at house parties and supporting each other in previous bands. When their songwriter-in-chief and wielder of guitars, Steven King found himself with a lot of new demos but without a band he asked Kevin and Dara to fill the sonic void. "It was instant connection and completely organic" notes Dara.

    If it was good in the rehearsal room, it was even better two months later when Fangclub made their live debut. This kicked off a string of headline shows around Ireland while also supporting bands such as La Dispute, Bully & Nothing But Thieves back in Dublin. 

    "From that first Dublin gig there's been a connection with an audience," notes bassist Kevin Keane.

    The start of 2016 found Fangclub working furiously – in every sense of the word! With the Bullet Head EP comprehensively nailed and released to huge acclaim, Fangclub returned to live duty with headliners on both sides of the Atlantic, and then hit the summer festival circuit with a July 31st stop-off at Indiependence in Cork and a headline show at Whelans in Dublin on August 4th.

    More live news to follow shortly....

     The Brave To Release 'Epoch' Album In August'.

    The Brave.Sunday 24th July 2016
    The Brave have unveiled their brand new single "Dreamless" from their soaring debut album Epoch, set for release August 5 via UNFD. Featuring Marcus Bridge from Northlane, 'Dreamless' reflects on a time when frontman Nathan Toussaint was experiencing a troubling bout of insomnia.

    Click below to watch the new video for 'Dreamless':
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-iaPKkpM6s&feature=youtu.be
    Filmed when Bridge touched down in Brisbane during the Equinox tour, Toussaint says the Northlane frontman was a natural fit for "Dreamless" with his incredible vocal range. "I wrote Dreamless about when I was going through a pretty tough time in my life and sleep pretty much became a non existent thing for me. When I finally did get some sleep I was still waking up feeling as if I hadn't slept in days... It was just adding to the issues I was already trying to deal with and was just building up . I didn't feel like the person I used to be, I felt like a bit of a zombie just walking around aimlessly.
    "When Dreamless started to really come together I knew straight away that was the song for Marcus to feature on," Toussaint continues. "It was amazing to watch him do his thing in the studio, I've never seen someone just come in and nail take, after take, after take and then bust out all these amazing harmonies at the drop of a hat... It was crazy!"

    Epoch is a sharp, widescreen demonstration of pure anthemia that wears its ambition proudly, and for vocalist Nathan Toussaint, guitarists Kurt Thomson and David Mead, bassist Daniel Neucom and drummer Brent Thomson it's their stab at immortality.

    "Each song has its place in time," explains Toussaint. "Whether they're lyrically set in the past, present or future, they all share that same common theme.

    "An epoch is a defining moment or event in time that leaves a memorable mark in history, and for us that is exactly what this album is. It's a significant thing that has taken us from just being a local band having a bit of fun to a signed band with an album we are truly proud of." 

    Formed in 2013, The Brave came together with a single goal in mind – to make music to move people. Their 2014 EP Endless turned heads nationwide, and since then they have been refining their aspirant melodies and thudding riffs into what is now Epoch.

    And to really go down in history, the band dug deep to create something of true power that has resonance beyond its own borders. The songs themselves might have been drawn from Toussaint's own experiences, but there's a universality to them that shares DNA with everyone from Bring Me The Horizon, 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park and Architects to Deftones andNorthlane.

    The glorious thing about Epoch is that "Searchlights" is accompanied by another 10 dauntless hymns to hope and love. It's big-picture emoting is matched by the likes of "Break Free" and the heroic "Dreamless" (featuring Northlane's Marcus Bridge), while "Ignited Youth" takes a sober look at the human cost of global conflict.

    Thanks to their truly collaborative writing process, every member of The Brave has their finger prints on each track, hence the break-neck switch from catchiness to heaviness, often within the space of a single chorus.

    And in order to reach the heights they aimed for, they took themselves right out of their comfort zone and put themselves on the line.

    Epoch is available now for pre order via 24hundred and iTunes.
    Epoch Tracklisting:
    1. Searchlights
    2. Break Free
    3. Eclipse
    4. Dreamless (Feat. Marcus Bridge)
    5. Ignited Youth
    6. 1945
    7. Escape
    8. Undone
    9. Epoch
    10. Legacy
    11. Slipping Away

     With Confidence Releae Video For 'Voldemort'.

    With Confidence.Sunday 24th July 2016
    Australian natives, With Confidence, have released a brand new music video for their song 'Voldemort'. Fans can watch it now on the official Hopeless Records YouTube channel here: smarturl.it/voldemortvideo   On the music video, vocalist Jayden Seeley said, "Voldemort is a happy, carefree 'fuck you' to mental illness and this video is our representation of that! It's about rolling with the punches despite life breaking your green screen and throwing beach balls at you."  

    The song is taken from the band's debut album 'Better Weather,' which was released in June. The band previously released official music videos for their songs 'Keeper' and 'We'll Be Okay'. Both songs can also be found on 'Better Weather'. With Confidence is currently touring the States on the Vans Warped Tour. 

    Formed in 2012 in Sydney, With Confidence is lead vocalist/bassist Jayden Seeley, vocalist/guitarist Inigo Del Carmen, guitarist Luke Rockets, and drummer Joshua Brozzesi. The four-piece's popularity is a product of solid touring and hard work. They've recently headlined in Australia, toured in Japan with The Wonder Years, and were also in the UK with As It Is and performing at Slam Dunk Festival earlier this year. They'll return to the UK towards the end of this year as support to Real Friends.

    UK / EU Tour (with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck)
    Dec 01 – Paris, France – Backstage By The Mall
    Dec 02 – Cologne, Germany – MTC
    Dec 03 – Stuttgart, Germany – Kellerclub
    Dec 04 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
    Dec 06 – Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklans
    Dec 07 – Antwerp, Germany – JC Kavka
    Dec 09 – London, England – Electric Ballroom
    Dec 10 – Birmingham, England – Asylum
    Dec 11 – Newcastle, England – Riverside
    Dec 13 – Glasgow, Scotland – St. Lukes
    Dec 14 – Manchester, England – Club Academy
    Dec 15 – Leeds, England – Stylus
    Dec 16 – Bristol, England – Thekla
    Dec 17 – Southampton, England – Engine Rooms

     Lacuna Coil Release Video For 'Delirium'.

    Lacuna Coil.Friday 22nd July 2016
    Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe LACUNA COIL’s latest opus 'Delirium', which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. Now, the group proudly presents the album’s first official music video for its gripping title track 'Delirium' which was directed by Michael Winkler (iconographic).

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

    Cristina Scabbia states: "We filmed our parts for this video in one evening while we were on the US tour this past May. We used a Go-Pro against a black backdrop and we wanted something that would be purposely rough, something that could remind some weird lost videos found after years and years. 
     
    The whole video edited together with the parts filmed by the director with an actress turned out as a very strange sort of a trip, where a girl tries to tight up memories and details together to try to find her sanity back, somehow. I really like some of the scenes as they reminded me some kind of Korean horror movies vibe and it is totally fitting the ‘Delirium' vibe and concept. It also leaves a lot to the imagination, so thanks for checking it out and enjoy."
     
    Catch LACUNA COIL on one of their many shows in 2016:

    Summer festivals:
    22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
    29.07.2016 (IT) Rapallo (GE) - Beer "Art" Rock Summer Festival
    05.08.2016 (IT) San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) - Maremoto Festival (free entry)
    13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival
    09.09.26 (NO) Bergen - Edge: Nordic
    08.-09.10.16 (J) Tokyo - Loudpark Festival

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

    Europe:
    20.10.16 (FR) Paris - Cabaret Sauvage
    21.10.16 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
    22.10.16 (NL) Tilburg - 013
    24.10.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground 
    25.10.16 (DE) Berlin - White Trash Ballroom
    26.10.16 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
    28.10.16 (DK) Copenhagen - Vega (Small Hall) 
    29.10.16 (SE) Malmo - KB
    30.10.16 (NO) Oslo - John Dee 
    31.10.16 (SE) Stockholm - Nalen
    02.11.16 (DE) Essen - Zeche Carl
    03.11.16 (DE) Munich - Strom 
    04.11.16 (CZ) Prague - Rock Café 
    07.11.16 (CH) Pratteln - Konzertfabrik Z7
    08.11.16 (FR) Strasbourg - La Laiterie
    10.11.16 (UK) Bristol - Marble Factory 
    11.11.16 (UK) London - Koko
    13.11.16 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Institute2 
    14.11.16 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside 
    15.11.16 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
    16.11.16 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
    18.11.16 (UK) Southampton - 1865

    20.11.16 (FR) Cognac - West Rock
    22.11.16 (ES) Madrid - But 
    23.11.16 (ES) Granada - El Tren
    24.11.16 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz
    26.11.16 (IT) Pordenone - Il Deposito
    27.11.16 (IT) Rome - Orion
    28.11.16 (IT) Milan - Live Club
    29.11.16 (IT) Bologna - Zona Roveri
    02.12.16 (TR) Istanbul - KucukCiftlik Park
    03.12.16 (TR) Izmir - Container Hall
    04.12.16 (TR) Ankara - Jolly Joker Ankara

     Every Time I Die Release New Video For 'New Teens'.

    Every Time I Die.Thursday 21st July 2016
    American hardcore band Every Time I Die are streaming new song 'Glitches'  taken from up coming album 'New Teens' out 23rd September via Epitaph.

    You can listen to 'Glitches' here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY5YoFRUjxs&feature=youtu.be
    'Glitches' is taken from upcoming album Low Teens. Low Teens' razor-sharp sound and auditory barbarism was abetted by engineer and producer Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, Exhumed). Low Teens' guest vocalists further demonstrate these polarized extremes, with formidable bellower Tim Singer (Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, No Escape) roaring alongside Buckley on opening track "Fear and Trembling" and longtime friend Brendan Urie (Panic! at the Disco) providing a melodic counterpoint on "It Remembers". Yes, Every Time I Die has always juggled hardcore urgency, metal brutalism, and rock melodies, but never has it felt this instinctive or this vicious. The pressure drop that yielded Low Teens could have crippled a lesser band, but Every Time I Die weathered the winter to deliver their strongest offering to date because of, not in spite of, these hardships and roadblocks.

    Pre-orders for Low Teens are available at http://lowteens.com/ Every Time I Die will be on the Vans Warped Tour in the U.S. all summer.

    The band will also playing the UK and Europe this winter. 
     You can see them at the following dates: 
    December 2nd, 2016 – Cologne, Luxor, DE – TICKETS
    December 3rd, 2016 – Berlin, Cassiopeia, DE – TICKETS
    December 4th, 2016 – Hamburg, Hafenklang, DE – TICKETS
    December 5th, 2016 – Eindhoven, Dynamo, NL – TICKETS
    December 6th, 2016 – Antwerp, Kavka, BE – TICKETS
    December 8th, 2016 - Southend, Chinnerys, UK – TICKETS
    December 9th, 2016 – Norwich, Owl Sanctuary, UK – TICKETS
    December 10th, 2016 – London, Brooklyn Bowl, UK – TICKETS
    December 11th, 2016 – Brighton, The Haunt, UK – TICKETS
    December 12th, 2016 – Cardiff, The Globe, UK – TICKETS
    December 14th, 2016 – Derby, The Venue, UK – TICKETS
    December 15th, 2016 – Doncaster, Vintage Bar, UK – TICKETS
    December 16th, 2016 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club, UK – TICKETS
    December 17th, 2016 – Manchester, Gorilla, UK – TICKETS
    December 18th, 2016 – Glasgow, King Tuts, UK – TICKETS
    December 19th, 2016 – Newcastle, Riverside, UK – TICKETS
    December 20th, 2016 – Huddersfield, The Parish, UK – TICKETS

     I Prevail Announce New Album 'Lifelines.

    IPrevial.Thursday 21st July 2016
    Detroit rock band I Prevail have announced their new album 'Lifelines' will be released on the 21st October via Fearless Records.\
    I Prevail have also released new video for song 'Scars.' 'Scars' is taken from upcoming album 'Lifelines' and has already amassed over 2.4 million views across platforms.

    You can watch the video for Scars here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZzL4jI60p4&feature=youtu.be
    The band's first full-length record follows the band's 2014, breakout EP, Heart vs. Mind. They went on to sell 300,000 singles, generated over 40 million streams and were introduced to a worldwide audience of fans.

    Their massively successful cover of Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space.'  for the Punk Goes Pop series has had over 24 million streams to date. 

    Nominated as Alternative Press' best "Breakthrough Band" at the 2016 APMAs, I Prevail returns with one of the scene's most anticipated albums, Lifelines. The new record was recorded at Wall of Sound Studios in Riley, MI with producers B.J. Perry and John Pregler.

    "Making this record pushed us to our limits, which is exactly how we wanted it," says vocalist Brian Burkheiser. "That's how you know you've put your all into something. The writing process took over a year because we just refused to settle.  We're going to prove to the world that we're here to stay. Our heart and soul is in every track."

    "We really wanted to stay true to our sound, but also find a way to continue maturing at the same time," adds lead guitarist Steve Menoian. "I think we found a good balance.  The choruses are bigger, the heavy parts are heavier, and we were able to express a message that is really meaningful to all of us."

    The band have just been announced on the Pierce The Veil US tour. Stay tuned for UK dates soon!

    Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/IPrevailBand for more updates.

     The Jezabels Release Video For 'Smile'.

    Jezabels.Thursday 21st July 2016
    Australian quartet The Jezebels have revealed the brand new video for 'Smile', following the welcome news that Heather Shannon (keyboards) has been given the all-clear after her six-month treatment for ovarian cancer.

    'Smile' premiered with Pop Matters who said, "Smile is latently ferocious, waiting until just the right moment to bite with swirling guitars and crashing percussion operating under lead singer Hayley Mary's misanthropic howl."

    The video sees Hayley Mary taking the walk of shame, or stride of pride, throughout instantly recognisable London locations. On the video Hayley explains, "We wanted something simple that allowed the song to just tell its story. The walk-of-shame idea just seemed perfect. I mean, what is a walk of shame...?

    "Depends on who's walking it, where they've been the night before and what events in their lives led them there. You might have a skip in your step 'cause you got laid, a mild feeling of shame or just want to bury yourself in the earth for all eternity. There was something nice about how that idea mirrored the conflicting voices of the song; the potential for in-the-moment fun, and deep long-lasting sadness that always exist at the same time."

    WATCH 'SMILE' HERE

    The release of 'Smile' comes with the announcement of the band's rescheduled Australian and American tour in support of their recently released their album Synthia. With the great news of Heather Shannon's recovery after a lengthy time spent undergoing chemotherapy, the band are now fit and ready to get back on the road to tour their latest, critically acclaimed album.

    The band will play an eight-date tour of Australia from September to October and will play 18 dates in the US throughout November and December calling at all major cities. The Jezabels' full tour dates can be found at www.thejezabels.com and details of UK dates will follow shortly.

     The Birthday Massacre Announce UK Tour.

    The Birthday Massacre.Thursday 21st July 2016
    A fascinating hybrid of electronic pop and goth-tinged rock with an industrial metal twist, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE  have been described as ‘a perfect mixture of Alice in Wonderland and the stuff that nightmares are made of.’

    The band’s current album ‘Superstition’ was the high point of their career to date. Recorded via a successful Pledge  campaign that surpassed its target within 24 hours of starting, it was a release that brought together all of TBM’s  themes and experiences into the most intriguing yet accessible record in the band’s history. Celebrating the  devotion of their ever increasing fan base whilst simultaneously demonstrating their ability to surprise and satisfy  the casual listener, a string of sold out UK shows in the spring of 2015 were testament to their drawing power.

    Currently making a brand new album for release in early 2017, TBM have also dug deep into their past and as an 
    interim release are presenting a collection of songs recorded under their original moniker of ‘Imagica’. Lovingly 
    remastered from original 4 track recordings, ‘Imagica’ stands as a historical document of the early days of the band’s 
    career, and a thank you to loyal fans who have demanded the release of this material.

    Released by Metropolis, a Haulix download link to ‘Imagica’ has been sent to you simultaneous to this press release. 

    TBM will be touring the UK this autumn, with the following shows confirmed :
    30.09.16          LONDON – The Garage
    01.10.16               LONDON – The Garage
    03.10.16          BRISTOL – The Fleece 
    04.10.16          BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute 
    05.10.16          NEWCASTLE – Think Tank? 
    06.10.16          MANCHESTER – The Ruby Lounge 
    07.10.16          YORK - Fibbers
    08.10.16          GLASGOW - Audio

    VIP Meet & Greet packages are available for all dates and can be purchased via the TBM website : 
    http://www.thebirthdaymassacre.com
                                       
    Originally formed in Ontario, Canada by lead singer Chibi and guitarists Rainbow and Falcore, TBM signed to 
    Metropolis Records in 2005. Their 2007 album release ‘Walking WithStrangers’ featured additional production by 
    Dave ‘Rave’ Ogilvie, the veteran producer of acts such as NIN, Marilyn Manson and Skinny Puppy, and he continues to 
    work with the band to this day. Both this record and its follow-up ‘Pins And Needles’ (2010) were well received and 
    the band toured with labelmates Mindless Self Indulgence (including European shows) and performed a co-headlining 
    US tour with Black Veil Brides. 2012’s ‘Hide & Seek’ became TBM’s first Billboard chart record and was described in 
    Kerrang! as a ‘shot of playfully synth-drenched psychodrama’. Drawing comparisons to the likes of NIN, Lacuna Coil 
    and Depeche Mode in its wide-ranging sound palette, it was in turn followed by the aforementioned ‘Superstition’.  

     Rob Lynch Streams New Track Ahead Of Album Release.

    Rob Lynch.Thursday 21st July 2016
    Currently playing a series of sold out shows in Germany, London-based singer songwriter Rob Lynch is gearing up to release second album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway' via Xtra Mile Recordings this Friday. The album comes hot on the heels of an outstanding set at 2000trees which saw riotously rousing singalongs, as well as the recently released arm-wrestling themed music video for single 'Prove It!' which can be viewed here.

    The new album 'Baby, I'm A Runaway' was recorded, as his debut was, with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly / Recreations) and Jay Malhotra at Amazing Grace Studios in Hoxton, London. The album is a collection of guitar-pop singalong favourites in the making. Rob's friends in We Are The Ocean and Deaf Havana joined the crew in the studio for a couple of creative nights, lending their voices to some of the tracks on the album. Driven by the positivity and warmth that sparked the ideas, the sounds that emerged naturally envelope much poppier, more upbeat melodies, but never come at the expense of the intimacy and honesty that he's made his stock in trade.

    ROB LYNCHstreams new track 'Salt Spring'
    https://youtu.be/TlRgFNdUhOs

    LIVE DATES:
    July:
    21st - Berlin (DE) - Sommerloft
    22nd - Halle (DE) - Objekt 5
    23rd - Hannover (DE) - Lux
    24th - Cologne (DE) - Blue Shell

    Pre-order:
    Amazon: http://smarturl.it/RL-Baby_Amazon
    iTunes: http://smarturl.it/RL-Baby_iTunes
    XMR: http://smarturl.it/Roblynchrunaway-XMR
    RL: http://musicglue.com/roblynch/
    Banquet: http://smarturl.it/RL-Baby_Banquet

     Ed Harcourt Back With New Album 'Furnaces'.

    Ed Harcourt.Thursday 21st July 2016
    Recently signed to Polydor, Ed Harcourt has revealed the video for 'Furnaces' the title track from his seventh album Furnaces (out August 19th 2016), the most ambitious and abrasive album of his career.

    Furnaces was produced by legendary producer Flood, a long-time ally of Ed, who has previously worked with the likes of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Foals.

    The result is an album that, for all its fire and brimstone, is also euphoric and celebratory. "I wanted to make a record that people can cry, f**k and fight to" says Ed. "I don't think there are many records out like that at the moment, but all my favourite records have that, whether it's Prince or Nine Inch Nails. I hadn't made a record before that has this kind of danger to it."

    Fittingly, the album's artwork was created by the legendary Gonzo artist and Hunter S Thompson collaborator Ralph Steadman. "It's a dream come true," says Ed.
Throughout the album Ed plays guitar, bass, drums, piano, synths and assortment of other trinkets - often playing everything you hear! On some tracks, he was joined by his dream line-up: drummer Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint, bassist Tom Herbert of The Invisible & Polar Bear, vocalist Hannah Lou Clark, and percussionist Michael Blair, a frequent Tom Waits collaborator.
    Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. Recently, he's played piano at major festivals with the Libertines, toured as part of Marianne Faithfull's band and served as Musical Director for Beck's Songbook shows at the Barbican.

    He has released six critically acclaimed albums to date, and wrote and performed 'The Way That I Live', the soundtrack to Burberry's 2014/15 festive campaign, which has garnered over 25 million views and 1 million streams. Alongside his own output, Ed is a prolific songwriter and producer writing for artists including James Bay and Paloma Faith; and producing for Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Kathryn Williams.

    'Furnaces' Full Tracklisting:

    Intro
    The World Is On Fire
    Loup Garou
    Furnaces
    Occupational Hazard
    Nothing But A Bad Trip
    You Give Me More Than Love
    Dionysus
    There Is A Light Below
    Last Of Your Kind
    Immoral
    Antartica

     The Dirty Nil Release Zombie Themed Video For 'Zombie Eyed'.

    Dirty Nil.Thursday 21st July 2016
    Fresh off a North American tour and multiple European tours, Canadian three-piece The Dirty Nil have just released a bloody new video for the aptly titled track 'Zombie Eyed'.

    Check 'Zombie Eyed' our here
    The video comes off of the band's debut LP Higher Power (Dine Alone) which was released earlier this year to critical acclaim. Vocalist/Guitarist Luke Bentham explains about the direction of the video;

    "When some young kids from the west coast pitched us this gratuitously violent video, they essentially told us they were gonna make it with or without our blessing. We all laughed and agreed to see where the chips landed. Hope you like it as much as we do, the kids are alright."

    Following US tours with FLAG and The So So Glos, the band will be embarking on a US tour with Billy Talent as well as playing a slot at Riot Fest. The band's unhinged live performance is one based on tension and cathartic release. Windmill heroics and smoke guitar theatrics sit side by side with uncompromising noise, feral energy, and deranged enthusiasm. Further international dates to be announced soon.  Forever' is available for pre-order now via UNFD and iTunes.

     Columbus Announce Debut Album 'Spring Forever'.

    Columbus.Thursday 21st July 2016
    The bitter with the sweet, the rain after the sunshine. Earnest Brisbane trio Columbus know what it is to love just as they know what it is to lose, and they lay themselves bare for the world to see on their charmingly evocative debut album, Spring Forever, set for release on August 26 via UNFD. 

    Spring Forever will be heralded in by 'Raindrop', a song about love, relationships and how a single event can tear it all down, leaving nothing but fond memories, regrets and the realisation that nothing lasts forever.

    Click below to watch the heart-wrenching new video for 'Raindrop'.


    The bitter with the sweet, the rain after the sunshine. Earnest Brisbane trio Columbus know what it is to love just as they know what it is to lose, and they lay themselves bare for the world to see on their charmingly evocative debut album, Spring Forever, set for release on August 26 via UNFD. 

    Spring Forever will be heralded in by 'Raindrop', a song about love, relationships and how a single event can tear it all down, leaving nothing but fond memories, regrets and the realisation that nothing lasts forever.

    Click below to watch the heart-wrenching new video for 'Raindrop'.


    "It's an album about love, getting older and coming to terms with losing someone at a time when you're still learning things about yourself," says guitarist & vocalist Alex Moses. "As I was writing the album, the references to seasons came very naturally – I sometimes feel like I have to fight through the cold, the winter and the hard times to get to the Spring. And Spring to me is a time when you can lie down next to someone staring into their eyes, smiling, complacent that everything will be okay."

    Columbus' roots were laid in high school, when singer and guitarist Alex Moses would go round to drummer Daniel Seymour's parents' house and jam punk rock covers before they got home from work. They knew bassist & vocalist Ben Paynter from the school jazz band they were all in, and when he completed the line-up Columbus was solidified.

    The band released debut EP Sad Songs And Sing-Alongs in 2013, followed by the breakthrough EPHome Remedy two years later. This led to international attention, culminating in press and radio attention from around the world. 2016 opened with a performance on Unify's mainstage which was soon followed by the band signing to UNFD and starting work on what would become their debut album.

    Taking its cues from other classic power-punk trios' albums, Spring Forever has a gorgeous simplicity to its melodies that hints at the darkness that is never far away. Produced by former Defeater sonic architect Jay Maas (Title Fight, State Champs, Polar Bear Club), it's a mature, heartfelt collection of anthems-in-waiting. If there's a hidden theme to Spring Forever it's of wisdom reluctantly gained through those little trials that grow into battles within our heads.

    All the songs on the album were born in the guitarist's bedroom, plucked gently into life on his battered acoustic and blossomed into gloriously raucous punk rock thunderclaps thanks to the noise and shade provided by the rest of the band, even though they all retain a sweetly painful honesty.

    If the songs grew from a place of sadness, they blossom into the world with a small smile that says it's all been worth it. TRACKLISTING
    1. Summer Dress
    2. Daffodil
    3. Raindrop
    4. Learn To Swim
    5. Say What You Want
    6. Nervous Wreck
    7. Hopeless
    8. Broken Glass
    9. Replace Me
    10. Stay
    11. Absent
    12. Spring Forever

    'Spring

     Agnostic Front For One Off London Show in 2017 On The Persistance Tour.

    Agnostic Front.Wednesday 20th July 2016
    New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front have been confirmed for the 2017 instalment of the infamous Persistance Tour which will bring the five piece to London venue The Forum on 29th January 2017 – as part of an 11 date European run. The tour will kick off on January 18th in Berlin, Germany - taking the band across 6 countries before wrapping up at the renowned north London venue. Agnostic Front will be playing alongside the ‘fathers of crossover thrash’, Suicidal Tendencies. More bands to be announced.

    You can purchase tickets for the London show here:
    29th January – London, The Forum

    Agnostic Front are touring in support of their most recent album, ‘The American Dream Died’, which was released in April 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

    The record was produced by Madball singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, Terror). It features guest appearances from Cricien, Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (Sick Of It All) with legendary Agnostic Front/Madball guitarist Matt Henderson solely laying his guitar magic on the song 'A Wise Man'.

    More on ‘The American Dream’:
    'Never Walk Alone' music video: https://youtu.be/OV1W9vt6V10
    'Old New York' music video: https://youtu.be/2A_XhKGFehg
    'Police Violence' music video: https://youtu.be/sE0u3SH0x0k
    'The American Dream Died' music video: https://youtu.be/UFO7xbu0DEM
    'A Wise Man' music video: https://youtu.be/nqUjA7BemeY

     DevilDriver frop New Video For 'My Night Sky'.

    Devil Driver.Wednesday 20th July 2016
    Southern California's revered groove metal band DevilDriver released their long awaited, 7th studio album, Trust No One this May via Napalm Records. Fans can purchase the record now at iTunes, Amazon, the Napalm Records Web Store and DevilDriver.com.

    Dez and DevilDriver have teamed up with HighTimes.com, the online home of High Times Magazine, as well as Wacken.com for an exclusive premiere of their new video for the song "My Night Sky" which can be streamed HERE.

    Following a successful North American run DevilDriver will kick off their European tour July 28th in Tolmin, Slovenia and it will run through August 21st in Rodatychi, Uktraine.  The tour features headline dates and numerous festival appearances.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  New North American dates will be announced soon!

    DevilDriver Tour Dates:
    July 28 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metal Days Festival
    July 29 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Saarmegeddon Festival
    July 30 - Essen, Germany - Nord Open Air
    July 31 - Sittard, Netherlands - Poppodium Volt
    Aug 2 - Jena, Germany - F-Haus
    Aug 3 - Szekesfehervar, Hungary - Fezen Festival
    Aug 4 - Munich, Germany - Free & Easy Festival @ Backstage Werk
    Aug 5 - Porta Westfalica, Germany - Festivalkult
    Aug 6 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Festival
    Aug 7 - Cologne, Germany - RheinRiot
    Aug 9 - Berlin, Germany - Binu
    Aug 10 - Josefov, Czech Republic - Brutal Assault Festival
    Aug 12 - Graz, Austria - Metal On The Hill Festival
    Aug 13 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
    Aug 14 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Festival
    Aug 16 - Cardiff, Wales - Tramshed
    Aug 17 - Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC
    Aug 18 - Birmingham, England - O2 Institute
    Aug 19 - Manchester, England - O2 The Ritz
    Aug 20 - London, England - O2 The Forum
    Aug 21 - Rodatychi, Ukraine - Zaxidfest

     Heaven Shall Burn Announce New Album 'The Wanderer'.

    Heaven Shall Burn.Wednesday 20th July 2016
    HEAVEN SHALL BURN open the visually stunning booklet for their eighth studio album, 'The Wanderer', with a quote which sums up the overall idea of the album: During confusing and troubled times you occasionally need to retreat from all the madness that surrounds you. This allows you to gain new perspective, energy and focus, so that you can attack change with a refreshed and strengthened mindset. Modern life has become so complex that sometimes choosing simplicity and solitude can give you the strength to conquer the chaos around and within you. 'The Wanderer' isn’t merely offering interesting historical and political stories, but also serves as a travelogue of a journey into one’s inner self. A search for a safe haven for our daily stress as well as an outlet for negative feelings and aggression.

    For its breathtaking artwork, HEAVEN SHALL BURN sent their friend and photographer Christian Thiele on a quest and asked him to capture the beauty of mountains, plains and shorelines. Once again the album was produced by guitarist Alexander Dietz and co-produced by guitarist Maik Weichert. While the drums were tracked by Eike Freese at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg, the rest of the album was recorded at Dietz’s own Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen. Tue Madsen mixed and mastered “Wanderer” at Chemical Burn Studios as well as at his Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark.

    The track listing of 'Wanderer' is as follows:

    1. The Loss Of Fury
    2. Bring The War Home
    3. Passage Of The Crane
    4. They Shall Not Pass
    5. Downshifter
    6. Prey To God
    7. Agent Orange (not available on the standard jewel-case and standard digital album)
    8. My Heart Is My Compass
    9. Save Me
    10. Corium
    11. Extermination Order
    12. A River Of Crimson
    13. The Cry Of Mankind

    The following formats will be available:

    Ltd. Deluxe 3CD Artbook
    Ltd. 2CD Mediabook
    Ltd. 2CD Digipak (North America only)
    Standard CD Jewelcase
    Gatefold 2LP+CD
    Digital Album (Deluxe Edition)
    Digital Album
    The Ltd. 2CD Mediabook and Ltd. 2CD Digipak (North America only) both come with an extended 40-pages booklet.
    For the “Too Good To Steal From” bonus CD the band compiled all cover versions they had ever recorded since initially signing with Century Media Records in 2003.
    The luxurious coffee table Artbook comes with an extended 60-page booklet as well as the ”Too Good To Steal From“ CD. On top of all that, fans get an alternative mix, entitled the “Dark Purity Mix”, of all original songs done by Eike Freese at Chameleon Studios, Hamburg.

    The first preorders are already online.
    A wide variety of bundles are available via Impericon including a special boxed set: http://smarturl.it/HSB-wanderer

    If you preorder the digital version of “Wanderer” on iTunes or Amazon, you will get access to the song “Downshifter”:
    http://smarturl.it/HSBAmazonMP3
    http://smarturl.it/HSBiTunes

    For a first taste from the new album the band have launched a semi-static clip for the “Downshifter” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqpgk3ekodo&feature=youtu.be

    HEAVEN SHALL BURN live:

    21.-24.07.16 (DE) Cuxhaven - Deichbrand Festival
    19.-21.08.16 (DE) Großpösna / Leipzig - Highfield Festival
    16.09.16 (DE) Berlin - Kesselhaus der Kulturbrennerei (Metal Hammer Awards 2016)

     July Talk To Release 'Touch' Album In September'.

    July Talk.Wednesday 20th July 2016
    Toronto's indie-rock stalwarts, July Talk have released the new track 'Strange Habit', taken from their upcoming album TOUCH due for release on September 9th. Dynamically soothing, sombre and swaying, 'Strange Habit' follows lead single 'Push + Pull', which has spent a month at the top on the Alternative Radio Chart in Canada.

    The band recently performed the track live on TV at the iheartradio/MMVA broadcast in Toronto, with the group showing solidarity with the LGBT community post-Orlando in an electrifying performance that featured Leah Fay in rainbow eye make-up, weeping glitter tears.

    WATCH THE FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE HERE
     
    'Push + Pull' is a sonic tug of war between lead singer Pete Dreimanis' husky vocals and co-vocalist Leah Fay's traditional pop tones, with the song's inspiration about Western excess and our never-ending appetite for more. The band have gained a reputation for their provocative videos and 'Push + Pull' is no exception. It was premiered on Billboard and keeps in line with the band's aesthetic of black and white imagery.

    WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'PUSH + PULL' HERE

    July Talk's new album TOUCH is a gloriously emotive and stirring collection. The universally relatable themes of human connection weighed heavily on the band during its creation.

    "Thematically, TOUCH has been inspired by our human experience over the past few years, just as much as our time spent as a band on the road," notes songwriter and vocalist, Leah Fay. "Touring constantly provides a strange view of the world because you're in transit more often than you're still. We became sensitive to the varying reactions we'd get from any given audience depending on the cultural norms and politics of a place. We became drawn to the idea of what it actually means to be a living breathing human. It's messy and visceral and unpredictable."
     
    July Talk are a phenomenal live band and will be embarking on live shows across North America, Europe and the UK, including supporting Nothing But Thieves on selected dates in the U.S. They will thrill UK audiences with shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London in September, the week after the album Touch is released. Further updates on the new album will be announced soon.
     
    TOUCH – TRACK LIST

  • Picturing Love
  • Beck + Call
  • Now I Know
  • Johnny + Mary
  • Strange Habit
  • Push + Pull
  • Lola + Joseph
  • So Sorry
  • Jesus Said So
  • Touch
  • JULY TALK – WORLD TOUR 2016

  • CANADA
    July 24                 Rock The Shores – Colwood, Vancouver Island, Canada
    July 29                 Osheaga – Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, Canada
    July 31                 Area 506 Festival – Saint John, Canada
    August 18            Brooklyn, NYC - Rough Trade
    August 28            Palmer, AK - Alaska State Fair 
    September 3        Sonic Boom Festival – Edmonton, Canada
    September 4        XFest – Calgary, Canada
     
    UK & EUROPE
    September 7       Paradiso (upstairs room) – Amsterdam, Netherlands
    September 8       Vera – Groningen, Netherlands
    September 9       Applepop – Tiel, Netherlands
    September 10     Atak (Saxion Hall) – Enschede, Netherlands
    September 11     Rotown – Rotterdamn, Netherlands
    September 13     King Tuts - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    September 14     Sound Control Bar – Manchester, United Kingdom
    September 15     Boston Music Rooms – London, United Kingdom
    September 17     Gleis 22 – Munster, Germany                  
    September 19     Lido – Berlin, Germany      
    September 20     Strom – Munich, Germany   
    September 21     Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
    September 22     Underground – Cologne, Germany  
    September 23     Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, Germany

    USA
    September 26      Angeles, CA - Fonda - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    September 27      Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    September 29      Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 2             Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
    October 3             Dallas, TX - Cambridge Room
    October 7             Houston, TX - Bronze Peacock
    October 9             Austin, TX - Austin City Limits  
    October 10           Kansas City, MO - Record Bar - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 11           Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 12           Milwaukee, WI - The Rave - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 13           Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Brewing Co.
    October 15           Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe - supporting Nothing But Thieves
    October 17           Columbus, OH - A&R Bar - supporting Nothing But Thieves

    CANADA
    October 25           Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's
    October 26           London, ON - London Music Hall
    October 28           Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
    October 29           Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
    October 30           Montreal, QC - Café Campus
    October 31           Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Theatre
    November 25       Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
    December 6         Saskatoon, SK - Louis'
    December 7         Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre 
     
  •  Against Me! Back With New Album 'Shape Shift With Me'.

    Against Me!.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are proud to announce the Friday, September 16 release of its highly anticipated forthcoming full-length album titled 'Shape Shift With Me'. Being released by Total Treble in NA and Xtra Mile Recordings ROW (except Cooking Vinyl in Australia) and serving as the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed studio album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, 'Shape Shift With Me' is now available for pre-order on the links below; download pre-orders will receive the album's lead single, '333' instantly.  
    Stream '333' here.

    Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace recently 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.

    Recorded, mixed and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day) at Rancho Recordo, 'Shape Shift With Me', Against Me!'s seventh full length 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.

    "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 Me is 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! will be touring extensively throughout North America with headline appearances as well as touring with Bad Religion and Dave Hause this fall. Then in December the band head over to the UK and Europe for a headline run of shows - dates below:

    DECEMBER

    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
     
    Shape Shift With Me track listing:

    01. ProVision L-3
    02. 12:03
    03. Boyfriend
    04. Crash
    05. Delicate, Petite & Other Things I'll Never Be
    06. 333
    07. Haunting, Haunted, Haunts
    08. Dead Rats
    09. Rebecca
    10. Norse Truth
    11. Suicide Bomber
    12. All This (And More)

    Pre-order the album:
    Order directly: http://smarturl.it/AM-SSWM-Direct
    Local Indie Store: http://smarturl.it/AM-SSWM-Indies
    iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AM-SSWM-iTunes
    Follow Against Me! on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/AM-on-Spotify

      The Pretty Reckless Back With New Single 'Take Me Down'.

    Pretty Reckless.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    With two globally successful albums under their belt so far, The Pretty Reckless return with their third album, out on Razor and Tie/Virgin EMI this autumn. Actress/Model/Rock Star Taylor Momsen showcases her sultry vocals against a backdrop of chuggy rock guitars on 'Take Me Down', the first release from the album. 

    'Take Me Down' received its first radio plays in the UK on Kerrang! Radio on Thursday 14th July and on Radio 1's New Music Friday the following day, following a US premiere on iHeartRadio.
    LISTEN HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nrlsUvbKTs

     This Wild Life Tour Dates.

    This Wild Life.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    This Wild Life will be embarking on a headline tour of the UK in November to support their recently announced forthcoming album 'Low Tides', which will be released via Epitaph Records on 9th September.
     
    Thu 10 Nov     London             St Pancras Old Church                   TICKETS
    Fri 11 Nov       London             Boston Music Room                        TICKETS
    Sat 12 Nov      Southampton   Joiners                                             TICKETS
    Sun 13 Nov     Bristol              The Exchange                                  TICKETS
    Tue 15 Nov     Birmingham     Asylum                                             TICKETS
    Wed 16 Nov    Glasgow          King Tuts                                          TICKETS
    Thu 17 Nov     Newcastle        Think Tank                                       TICKETS
    Fri 18 Nov       Manchester      Sound Control                                 TICKETS
    Sat 19 Nov      Leeds               The Key Club                                  TICKETS
     
    The music video for 'Pull Me Out' the first track revealed from 'Low Tides' is available now to hear and view on YouTube. Fans can pre-order 'Low Tides' now at iTunes and receive 'Pull Me Out' as an instant download. Album bundles are also available for pre-order on the band's official site at thiswildlifeband.com.

    'Low Tides' follows the release of This Wild Life's Epitaph debut, 'Clouded', which charted as the #1 Top New Artist, #1 Top Alternative New Artist, #49 Digital Album, and the #17 Independent Album at Billboard. Since forming in Long Beach, California in 2010, the duo has developed a dedicated audience with over 34 million album streams, 32 million YouTube views, 400k social media followers, and a multitude of shows for their fans worldwide. With all of this it is clear that This Wild Life is primed for the spotlight.

     Helloween Re-release Classic albums.

    Sophie Ellis Bextor.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    German power metal pioneers Helloween celebrated their 30th anniversary last year and now their iconic world tour DVD 'Live On 3 Continents' celebrates its own anniversary milestone of 10 years.
    Nuclear Blast will reissue both the Live DVD and albums 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 3 - The Legacy' and 'Gambling With The Devil' on 9th September.
    Pre-orders for all three reissues are live now, details as follows....

    Pre-order 'Gambling With The Devil' on Limited Digipack CD:
     https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gambling-Devil-Digipack-Helloween/dp/B01IN27IE2/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468935254&sr=1-1&keywords=helloween+-+gambling

    Tracklisting as follows:
    01. Crack The Riddle
    02. Kill It
    03. The Saints
    04. As Long As I Fall
    05. Paint A New World
    06. Final Fortune
    07. The Bells Of The 7 Hells
    08. Fallen To Pieces
    09. I.M.E.
    10. Can Do It
    11. Dreambound
    12. Heaven Tells No Lies
    Bonus Tracks:
    13. Find My Freedom
    14. See The Night
     
    Pre-order 'Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 3 – The Legacy' on Limited 2CD Digipack
     https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keeper-Seven-Keys-Part-Digipack/dp/B01IN27ICO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468935287&sr=1-1&keywords=helloween+-+keeper+legacy

    Tracklisting
    CD1:
    01. The King For A 1000 Years
    02. The Invisible Man
    03. Born On Judgment Day
    04. Pleasure Drone
    05. Mrs. God
    06. Silent Rain
    CD2:
    01. Occasion Avenue
    02. Light The Universe
    03. Do You Know What You're Fighting For?
    04. Come Alive
    05. The Shade In The Shadow
    06. Get It Up
    07. My Life For One More Day

    Pre-order World Tour DVD 'Live On 3 Continents' 2 DVD + 2CD Amaray Case  
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Helloween--Live-3-Continents-DVD/dp/B01IP95RHS/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1468935158&sr=1-1&keywords=helloween+-+live+on+3

    Tracklisting
    DVD1
    01. Intro
    02. The King For A 1000 Years
    03. Eagle Fly Free
    04. Hell Was Made In Heaven
    05. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
    06. A Tale That Wasn't Right
    07. Drum Solo
    08. Mr. Torture
    09. If I Could Fly
    10. Guitar Solo Sascha
    11. Power
    12. Future World
    13. The Invisible Man
    14. Mrs. God
    15. I Want Out
    16. Dr. Stein
    17. Outro
    DVD2
    01. Occasion Avenue
    02. Halloween
    03. Roadmovie
    04. Interviews
    05. Mrs. God
    06. Light The Universe
    CD1
    01. Intro
    02. The King For A 1000 Years
    03. Eagle Fly Free
    04. Hell Was Made In Heaven
    05. Keeper Of The Seven Keys
    06. A Tale That Wasn't Right
    07. Mr. Torture
    08. If I Could Fly
    09. Power
    CD2
    01. Future World
    02. The Invisible Man
    03. Mrs. God
    04. I Want Out
    05. Dr. Stein
    06. Occasion Avenue
    07. Halloween from www.livenation.co.uk

     Sophie Ellis Bextor To Release New Album.

    Sophie Ellis Bextor.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced she will release her new album Familia on 2nd September which will be preceded by new single Come With Us, available to download from 19th July and impacting on 26th August, both via her own label EBGB's and Red/Essential.

    Familia will be 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. Released in January 2014, Wanderlust went on to spend 6 months in the UK chart and gave Sophie her first top 10 record since 2007's Trip The Light Fantastic.

    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. Inspiration for the record, which can be clearly seen in the album's accompanying artwork and images, comes from South America. Sophie says;

    "My new album Familia is the bolshier, more extrovert little sister to Wanderlust. It sees the Wanderlust girl move away from Eastern Europe to the warmer, sunnier climate of South America where she's swapped vodka for tequila."

    The lead track into the record Come With Us brings with it a touch of Sophie's original disco sound. Upbeat from start to finish, it is an instant disco-pop track that is as modern as it is retro with a completely addictive chorus. Sophie says it is "what happens when Ed Harcourt and I write Four on the floor. It is a live disco song about the lure of a cult." It can be listened to here Come With Us.

    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 will be launching Familia with a one-off intimate London show at Bush Hall on Wednesday 7th September.

    Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 22nd July priced at £22.50 (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available

     Big Jesus To Support Good Charlotte.

    Big Jesus.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    Contrasting loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals, BIG JESUS has garnered comparisons to My Bloody Valentine and early Smashing Pumpkins. "Singer/Bassist Spencer Ussery's voice sits somewhere between Billy Corgan and Silversun Pickups' Brian Aubert," says VICE - "but he's more relaxed than either, happy to sit on top of the mix and drive it home rather than battle the concrete guitars around him." Alternative Press featured BIG JESUS as an "Artist to Watch," saying they "tear up the rulebook on the genre and boast one of the very best names in rock to boot."

    The band's eclectic sound stems from their surroundings and upbringing in the Atlanta, GA music scene. "We grew up on the popular rock music of the 90s, and were greatly impacted by everything from metal, psychedelic pop, shoegaze, hip hop, and even classical piano music," explains Ussery. 'Oneiric' was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Alkaline Trio). The first cut on the album, "SP," starts off energetically, with big guitars, a heavy beat and melodic vocals that give it an almost psychedelic feel. Album standout "Lock & Key" is reminiscent of some of the biggest hits in '90s alternative rock, with its soft beginning, fuzzy guitar tricks and bombastic, harmonious vocals.

    BIG JESUS believes their new album shows how their songcraft has matured. "After years of playing together, we've gotten to be quite effective in communicating our ideas to each other," Ussery explains. The band will tour throughout 2016, including several shows in Europe and the UK.  Catch them live at one of the following shows:
     
    August
    20th Cologne, Germany, Palladium (with Good Charlotte)
    21st Utrecht, Netherlands, Tivoli (with Good Charlotte)
    22nd Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (with Citizen)
    23rd Southampton, Joiners (with Citizen)
    24th Brighton, Sticky Mike's Frog Bar (with Citizen)
    25th London, Lexington (with Citizen)
    27th Birmingham, Institute (with Good Charlotte)

    Head over to www.noisetrade.com to download a 3 track album sampler featuring "Shards","Shrimp" and "Cold Fire" and then click here and Pre-order 'Oneiric'.
     2016.

     Twelve Foot Ninja Unleash New Single 'Invincible'.

    Twelve Foot Ninja.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    Twelve Foot Ninja are masters of the sneak attack, unleashing their new single ‘INVINCIBLE’ today. Over the past few years, they have been stealthily building their now massive clan of followers. They would hide in the underground, unseen but strangely present, then run daring skirmishes to upset the heavy music establishment to nab major international festival slots, strategically valuable supports, and win highly coveted awards, before slinking back to their hideout in Melbourne, Australia.

    These cunning moves have set up Twelve Foot Ninja for a big year!

    Check out 'Invincible' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJsLq5hm3f4

    Their next mission is to drop a brand new album – ‘Outlier’ in the UK on Friday 16th September - combined with Australian shows in August/September to warm up before they head state-side for a slew of major festivals this Fall before returning to Australian shores in November with Disturbed for their Arena tour.

    Otherwise known for their genre hopping virtuosity and tongue in cheek humour, Twelve Foot Ninja’s ‘Invincible’ shows a more serious side to their lyrics and a more direct approach musically. It has decimating riffs, artery-slashing bass drops with clear, memorable hooks. This is the second slice from their upcoming second LP and sure to level up their XP with a pin-point accurate kill-shot, delivered with a wry smile.

    Earlier this year, the band threw an early dart from the studio in the form of track ‘One Hand Killing’, which was accompanied by a hilarious film clip that has racked up over half a million views.

    Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-v9Aeb7Pr0

    Since then, they have been very busy. Busier than a cat.
    A cat burying shit on concrete.

    They’ve been busy in the studio writing, recording, re-recording, producing and mixing with Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus), crowdfunding the completion of the album (without any other details being available - THOUSANDS of albums have already been pre-sold), announcing the Disturbed tour and locking down arrangements to return to the US.

    What you might not know about Twelve Foot Ninja is that their 2012 debut record SILENT MACHINE saw them clock up over 5,000,000 YouTube views, win America’s prestigious 2014 Golden Gods Award for ‘Best New Talent’, break the world record for crowdfunding a video clip, tour with some of the biggest bands in the world, and get billed on major US and European festivals.

    Twelve Foot Ninja's second studio album 'Outlier' will drop in the UK on 16th September

     Bloodstock Festival Three Weeks Away.

    Bloodstock Festival.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    The BLOODSTOCK festival faithful are on countdown as it's just over three weeks to 2016's best heavy metal weekender!  The bill for the Jagermeister stage is together and BLOODSTOCK is excited to welcome all these bands to the bill...

    Friday's line-up includes Leeds hard rockers CHASING DRAGONS (www.facebook.com/chasingdragonsuk) Corby metal outfit FUELED HATE (www.facebook.com/fueledhateuk), Brighton prog-rockers VRONA (www.facebook.com/VronaOfficial), Irish sludgemonsters TWO TALES OF WOE (www.facebook.com/TwoTalesofWoe), Manchester's hard rock duo THE HYENA KILL (www.facebook.com/thehyenakill) and London folk metallers ISARNOS (www.facebook.com/Isarnos). Saturday's bands include Wakefield metal band BROKEN, Belfast stoner rockers ZLATANERA (www.facebook.com/zlataneraband), Midlands metallers VICIOUS NATURE (www.facebook.com/ViciousNature), Leeds' female-fronted rapcore band PULVERISE (www.facebook.com/Pulverise), Bury metal 4-piece VICE (www.facebook.com/Vicemetaluk) and Cornwall's psych/spacerock animals, CYBERNETIC WITCHCULT.  Sunday's bill will include Stevenage metal 5-piece OUTRIGHT RESISTANCE (ww.facebook.com/OutrightResistanceBand), Gravesend stoner rockers JUKEBOX MONKEY (www.facebook.com/jukeboxmonkey), Welsh old school death metallers SODOMIZED CADAVER (www.facebook.com/SodomizedCadaver), Tyneside doomsters DIRTY KING (www.facebook.com/dirtykingmusic), Glasgow heavy rockers ATTICA RAGE and black metallers AKLASH.

    The last of the Hobgoblin New Blood stage slots have been snapped up via the 'Metal 2 The Masses' finals.  Joining the chaos are death metallers END OF SALVATION (www.facebook.com/endofsalvationUK) and thrash beasts REDEYE REVIVAL (www.facebook.com/redeyerevival) on Friday,  stoner/heavy psych animals REGULUS (www.facebook.com/regulus.band) and melodic death metal mob THE FACE OF RUIN (www.facebook.com/thefaceofruin) on Saturday and metal four piece GUTLOCKER (www.facebook.com/GutlockerUK), prog/tech outfit KAHTET (www.facebook.com/kahtetband), Polish deathcore mob THE JOHN DOE'S BURIAL (www.facebook.com/tjdburial), Nottingham rockers FIREBOMB (www.facebook.com/firebomb.uk), self-proclaimed 'street mafia geek metal' outfit CHRONICLES (www.facebook.com/chroniclesmetal) and heavy rockers VALOUS (www.facebook.com/valous.birmingham) on Sunday.  The final act added to the New Blood stage is the winner of Hobgoblin's video upload competition, who also go into a Sunday slot.  That lucky band is Manchester punk metal outfit, FOOTPRINTS IN THE CUSTARD (www.facebook.com/Footprintsinthecustardband).  You can watch their 'age-restricted' winning video for 'The Descent of Decency' here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u-YfsMWiHU.

    Got all your camping gear ready?  This year, our campsite partner is Miss Daisy's Camping Store.  If you can't be bothered to tow a ton of camping gear to site, order online and collect your stuff from the Miss Daisy tent in the main Midgard campsite at Catton Park.  Saves a lot of hassle and achy shoulders!  Place your order or just see what's available via their 'click & collect' service here - http://www.missdaisyscampingstore.co.uk/.

    Want to check out the 2016 merch range?  BLOODSTOCK's online 'click & collect' service allows you to pre-order your favourites for on site collection.  Festival attendees can snap up their choice of t-shirt or grab the 2016 beer mug or hip flask without fear of their size or design being already sold out on site.  Simply pre-order at https://bmerch.com/store/bloodstock/collect-on-site and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for.  Maybe you want that BOA hoodie for when the sun goes down, so just collect it from the merch stall then to save a trip back to your tent!

    How to get to BLOODSTOCK?  Ditch the hassle of car parking, trains, & transfers and let our official coach travel partner Big Green Coach take you and your camping gear straight to the festival from 21 UK cities. Various packages are on sale now; secure your coach trip straight to the festival site with only a £10 deposit.   To book your return seat and see where to catch the coach, check: http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/events/bloodstock-festival-tickets-coach-travel.  If you're coming by train to Catton Park, don't forget to pre-book Big Green Coach's shuttle bus from the station to save yourself a wad of cash.  Return tickets are priced at £10, one way at £8 (it costs more to pay on the day, so pre-booking wins)!  Book tickets at the link.  Car-sharing with GoCarShare is also available (and participating could even win you a pair of tickets for 2017)!  Full details and to post up a car space/look for a car ride from your town, visit: http://gocarshare.com/festival/bloodstock.   

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

    Weekend tickets with camping, priced from £139 (+ booking fee) and day tickets priced £60 (+ booking fee) are available now from http://bloodstock.seetickets.com/event/bloodstock-2016/catton-park/902838.  

     A Thousand Horses Release New Video.

    A Thousand Horses.Tuesday 19th July 2016
    A Thousand Horses have released the video for their latest single 'Southernality', the title track from their critically acclaimed debut album which was released last year through Big Machine Label Group.

    WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    With the clue in the name, 'Southernality' is a thumping groove laden party anthem. Directed by Shaun Silva (TackleBox Films), the video features scenes from A Thousand Horses' high-energy performances throughout their recent stint opening for Jason Aldean on his We Were Here Tour. "This was a really fun shoot since we got to film most of it in a concert setting," said frontman Michael Hobby. "Our fans relate to the message of this song and we love getting to show our Southern personalities when we perform."

    The band made their UK debut earlier this year with a performance at C2C, the UK's biggest country music festival, at the O2 Arena alongside an intimate headline show at The Barfly in Camden, London and will be returning at the end of the year with the following dates.

    Wed 30th Nov – London, O2 Academy Islington
    Thurs 1st Dec – Manchester, Academy 3

    Tickets go on general sale Friday, 22nd July at 9am and will be available at http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/a-thousand-horses-tickets

    The band are quickly becoming a staple on UK radio. Their (UK) debut 'Trailer Trashed' sat proudly on the Planet Rock Radio B-list, followed by 'First Time' and then 'Smoke', both A-Listed at Planet Rock and C-Listed at BBC Radio 2. The band have also been nominated for 'Best New Band' at this year's Classic Rock Awards.

    Back in the US, the band have made an equally impressive impact with their first single 'Smoke' soaring to Number 1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts, making Country Aircheck history as the highest debut for a new artist's first single. They also became the first band (with at least three members) to send a debut single to Number 1 on Billboard Country Airplay Chart this decade.

    The band were nominated for the Academy of Country Music Award for 'New Vocal Duo or Group Of The Year' and were hotly tipped by Rolling Stone Country and USA Today for 'Smoke', with its video – which now has over 14 million views – also receiving a nomination at the CMT Music Awards.

     Neck Deep Release Two Videos For December.

    Neck Deep.Monday 18th July 2016
    Neck Deep premiere TWO new versions of 'December' from Life's Not Out To Get You, Featuring Guest Vocalists + Music Videos 
    Mark Hoppus joins for 'December (again)' / Chris Carrabba joins for 'December' 
    Stream The New Videos Here: http://smarturl.it/DecemberMusicVideos

    + Pre-order the 7'' Record Bundle Here: http://smarturl.it/neckdeepmerch

    Version 1
    Version 2

    Neck Deep have released two new versions of the hit track 'December', from their 2015 album Life's Not Out To Get You. The newly recorded tracks featureMark Hoppus (of Blink-182) and Chris Carrabba (of Dashboard Confessional), and appear side by side on a 7'' record (pre-order available here: http://smarturl.it/neckdeepmerch).

    The band, which signed to Hopeless Records in 2013, released the album Life's Not Out To Get You in 2015, which featured the original version of "December". "December is based on a scenario I found myself in a few years ago - an ex-girlfriend totally fucked me over, and left me out in the cold trying to figure out what was going on," states singer Ben Barlow; "The song is essentially a story about that relationship, a mentally apathetic take on how it all went down, where I essentially blamed myself." 

    Now, the track is getting a facelift (well two, really) as well as two brand new music videos. Chris Carrabba brings a new layer of spine tingling emotion to the acoustic version of the stellar track, whilst Mark Hoppus is featured on the full band recording, his instantly recognizable vocal adding a trademark energy. Barlow shares: "To have Mark and Chris featuring on each version of the track is wild, seeing as they're huge - if not some of the biggest - musical influences for us. The different versions of the track are pretty fitting for the pair of them, and their voices really lend something extra to it all. It's pretty surreal to be hearing our idols on a track of ours. We all had a moment listening back just thinking "What the fuck, how are Mark Hoppus and Chris Carrabba on a Neck Deep track? Surreal."

    Accompanying the songs are a pair of music videos which tell a singular bittersweet story across the two parts. Stream them here: http://smarturl.it/DecemberMusicVideos

    Neck Deep recently wrapped up a 4 month world tour – on which they played 71 shows in 15 countries, travelled 53,000 miles and sold over 52,000 tickets.

    Formed in 2012, Neck Deep is vocalist Ben Barlow, guitarists Matt West and Sam Bowden, bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans and drummer Dani Washington. The band has been seen on the covers of major music publications such as Kerrang!, Rock Sound and Alternative Press Magazine. Dubbed as one of the 'Best Pop Punk Albums Of All Time' by Kerrang!, their latest album, Life's Not Out To Get You, debuted on the top 10 charts in both the USA and UK.

     The Holiday To Release 'The Good Life' EP.

    The Holiday.Monday 18th July 2016
    The Holiday are a four piece, pop-rock band originating from Eastbourne, UK, formed in the late summer of 2015. The band have already released three track's from the EP - 'Hindsight', 'All I See', and 'The Good Life' - which have received a great response from their new found fans. 'The Good Life', is set for release on July 29th

    "For 'I Try' we knew we wanted the music video to be bigger and better than our previous effort in 'Hindsight'. Trying to do that on a very small budget proved challenging but overall we're really happy with how it came out! 'I Try' is a song that a lot of people can relate to, it's inspired by the struggles you feel when you're chasing your passions but it doesn't seem like you're getting anywhere." RICHARD DACK
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLpfqfJFFc
    TOUR DATES:
    2nd July - The Joiners, Southampton
    18th July - The Joiners, Southampton 
    28th July - Bar Fortytwo, Worthing
    30th July - Printers Playhouse, Eastbourne
    1st August - Fidlars Elbow, London
    TRACKLISTING:
    1. The Good Life
    2. All I See
    3. Listen To Me 
    4. Hindsight 
    5. I Try
    6. Inside My Head
    7. Headlights (Feat. Tiffany Robinson)

     Of Mice And Men Announce Tour Support.

    Of Mice And Men.Monday 18th July 2016
    OF MICE & MEN have today announced label mates Crown The Empire and Hands Like Houses to support them on the UK/EU tour this Autumn.

    The announce comes off the back of "Pain," the blistering first track and video, directed by Mark Lediard at J6 Films, from their much-anticipated new album COLD WORLD – click HERE or the below image to watch.
    Fans can get "Pain" as an instant download by clicking HERE to pre-order COLD WORLD.

    COLD WORLD is set for a September 9th release on Rise Records.

    The full track listing & art below
    1. Game of War
    2. The Lie
    3. Real
    4. Like A Ghost
    5. Contagious
    6. -
    7. Pain
    8. The Hunger
    9. Relentless
    10. Down The Road
    11. +
    12. Away
    13. Transfigured

    OF MICE & MEN (vocalist Austin Carlile, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley and guitarist Phil Manansala) recorded COLD WORLD with producer David Bendeth, who they worked with on 2014's Restoring Force, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Independent and Top Rock Albums Charts.

    Fans can catch the band performing "Pain" as part of their set on the upcoming summer arena tour with Slipknot and Marilyn Manson. The tour, which kicks off this Tuesday & runs through August 27th and will be followed by OF MICE & MEN's headlining UK tour.  Visit http://ofmiceandmenofficial.com/events  for all dates).

    Over the course of the past few years, OF MICE & MEN have shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Queens of the Stone Age, blanketed rock radio airwaves, garnered critical acclaim, amassed over 20 million YouTube views, over 153 million spotify streams and close to 5 million social media followers on the strength of an blistering sound and live show.
    UK Tour dates are as follows

    30th September O2 Academy Birmingham - Tickets
    1st October O2 Apollo Manchester - Tickets
    3rd October Rock City Nottingham - Tickets
    4th October O2 Academy Newcastle - Tickets
    5th October O2 Academy Glasgow - Tickets
    7th October O2 Forum London - Tickets
    9th October The Great Hall Cardiff - Tickets
    11th October Trabendo Paris - Tickets
    12th October Ronda Utrecht - Tickets
    13th October Live Music Hall Cologne - Tickets
    15th October Batschkapp Frankfurt - Tickets
    16th October Kesselhaus Munich - Tickets
    17th October LKA Longhorn LKA Longhorn - Tickets
    19th October Kofmehl Solothurn - Tickets
    20th October Arena Vienna - Tickets 
    21st October Taubchenthal Leipzig - Tickets
    23rd October Columbia Theater Berlin - Tickets
    24th October Grosse Freiheit 36 Hamburg - Tickets
    25th October Trix Antwerp - Tickets

    Tickets on sale now.

     Anthrax Celebrate 35th Anniversary.

    Anthrax.Monday 18th July 2016
    Thirty-five years ago today (July 18, 1981), the then New York-based thrash/metal band Anthrax was formed and started on the road to help change the history of music.  Said co-founder Scott Ian, "Thirty-five years have passed since that day and my life has changed profoundly.  I am a husband, I am a father.  I am a long way from the 17-year-old soon-to-be-college dropout who co-founded a heavy metal band.  The only thing that hasn't changed in 35 years, the one constant, is that I am still the rhythm guitar player in Anthrax. It's what I GET to do.  I GET to play in a band and I never take that for granted."

    Over that 35-year period, 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.  Go here for a look at 35 years of Anthrax.

    So, with all those years, all those experiences, all those memories, what's the one big takeaway experience that stands out for the guys?  Was it when legendary author Stephen King included the band in one of his" Dark Tower" series books?  Or in 2012 when Anthrax became the first metal band to have its music played on Mars, when NASA played "Got The Time" to wake up the Mars Rover, Curiosity?  Or how about in 1991 when they received their first Grammy nomination?  Maybe it was when the band was caught up in the 2001 U.S. anthrax attacks and considered changing their name due to the PR nightmare that was caused.  Or possibly it was when Anthrax made a cameo appearance on the popular 1992 TV series, "Married...with Children."
     
    Remembers Charlie Benante, the band's drummer since 1983, "We had such a ball doing that show.  We taped the episode twice, once in the afternoon then another one in the evening, which was done with rewrites.  They changed some of our lines, but we got bigger laughs the second time so it was all worth it.  After the show, we went to a sit-down dinner with the entire cast and crew at a restaurant in Hollywood.  Here I am sitting next to Al Bundy [played by actor Ed O'Neill), and I look over at the booth across from us, and there are Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman having dinner.  Al said, 'Hey, let's go talk to Clint and Morgan,' and I went 'whaaaaa???'  He took us over there and introduced us to them - and I'm thinking 'Where am I?  Am I here right now? This is actually happening?'  It was just surreal.  That stands out as one of the highlights.  It wasn't really a musical thing, but music got us to that.  I'm just a guy in a band making music...what am I doing here with these stars?"

    Then there is newest member, lead guitarist Jonathan Donais who has a completely different take on his "best Anthrax moment."  "It was probably 1989 or '90, whenever the 'Antisocial' video blew up at Dial MTV," he remembers.  "It was the first time I'd ever heard Anthrax, and I immediately fell in love with the band."  Donais' "best Anthrax memory" now happens like Groundhog Day:  "I brought a tape of the Dial MTV performance to my guitar teacher and told him I wanted to learn how to play it.  Now I get to play every night with the band!"

    The most memorable time as a member of Anthrax could have been on September 14, 2011 as it was named "Anthrax Day" in the Bronx.  Or June 22, 2010 when The Big Four played together on
    the same stage for the first time ever in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    For Anthrax's Ian, it was a different occasion   "My ONE thing of thousands of things I've done in Anthrax that stands out the most in the world would be playing Yankee Stadium," he said, referencing The Big Four's second of only two U.S. concerts, held on September 14, 2011. "For me that is the pinnacle.  My mecca.  The most NY thing a NY band could ever do. I got to play on stage on the field, in the building where so many of my heroes since I was a child played.  It was surreal and overwhelming and I was in tears almost the entire first song, I had so much emotion pouring out of me. Like the words to the song say, I was 'King of the hill, top of the heap.'

    "So, to quote the Scottish poet Robbie Burns," Ian adds,"'Here's to us; who is as good as us?  Damn few, and they're all dead.'  Thank you my friends...35 and counting."

    Anthrax - Ian, Benante, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna and Jon Donais - will celebrate their 35 years well into the fall playing major festivals, headline shows and as Special Guest with fellow Big Four comrades Slayer.  Dates and ticketing info are listed here..

    David Taylor, a staunch Anthrax fan, compiled a variety of in-concert clips of the band performing the 1988 classic "Antisocial" over the past three-plus decades, to create a celebratory gift for the band and their 35th anniversary.  Check out that tribute video here.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIUaqBHWxj8&feature=youtu.be

    Confirmed dates for ANTHRAX are as follows:
    JULY
    19        Castrelos, Vigo, Spain
    20        Sala Arena, Madrid, Spain
    22        Area Concerti Festival Majano, Majano, Italy
    23        Fosch Fest, Bagnatica, Italy
    24        Rock in Rome, Roma, Italy
    AUGUST
    11        Leyendas del Rock Festival, Villena, Spain
    14        Bloodstock, Walton-On-Trent, UK
    21        Pain In The Grass, Auburn, WA
    SEPTEMBER
      9        Jacob's Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
    10        Freedom Hill Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI
    11        Ground Zero, Travers City, MI*
    12        Sound Academy, Toronto, ON
    13        Metropolis, Montreal, PQ
    15        Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
    16        Anthology, Rochester, NY*
    17        Revolution Rock Fest., Mashantucket, CT
    18        Rock Allegiance Festival, Chester, PA
    20        Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
    21        Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*
    22        The Pageant, St. Louis, MO
    24        Houston Open Air Festival, Houston
    25        Knotfest, Devore, CA
    27        Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
    28        Fillmore, Miami, FL
    29        Club L.A., Destin, FL*
    30        Horseshoe Casino Tunica, Tunica, MS
    OCTOBER
     1         Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville, KY
     3         Norva, Norfolk, VA
     4         Orange Peel, Ashveille, NC*
     5         Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
     6         Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA*
     7         Gas Monkey Live, Dallas, TX
     8         ACL at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
    10        Fillmore, Denver, CO
    11        The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
    12        Rev Hall, Boise, ID*
    13        The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
    14        The Hill event Center, Idaho Falls, ID*
    15        Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID        
    16        Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA*  (offer)
    17        ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge, AB
    19        S. Okanagan Cvents Centre, Penticton, BC
    20        Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC
    21        Hawthorn Theatre, Portland, OR*
    22        Discovery Park, Elverta, CA (w/Aftershock)
    23        Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
    22        Aftershock Festival, Sacramento, CA
    25        Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff, AZ*
    26        Top Deck, Famington, NM*  (offer)
    27        El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso, TX**
    * Anthrax & Death Angel

     Al Jourgensen Announces New Project 'Surgical Meth'.

    Al Jourgensen.Monday 18th July 2016
    MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, recently released their debut album via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a lyric video for the song "Rich People Problems", at this location

    Surgical Meth Machine was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso.

    In an October 2015 interview with In The Loop magazine, Jourgensen stated about how the idea for SURGICAL METH MACHINE came about: "You know, [guitarist] Mikey [Scaccia] died a couple of years ago, from MINISTRY, and I just figured, like, nah, it's time to quit. I don't want to have John Bonham's kid playing drums for us and having replacement parts forever; that's just not my scene. So I just figured, 'All right, let's stop this. Let's do some other stuff.' And not only that. I found that it was really unburdensome to not have the MINISTRY moniker or expectations and just do something like whatever the fuck we want. I mean, the band's name is SURGICAL METH MACHINE. It's not like we're gonna be on Top 40 radio and on 'The Voice' and 'American Idol'. [Laughs]"
    He continued: "I understand it's not a real commercial project for us, it's not gonna put bank in my wallet, but it was a lot of fun to do, in that sense — of just not having the constraints of the expectations of what you've done for twenty years. So this is... It's kind of new stuff. It's pretty cool. It sounds like kind of MINISTRY, but it's a different level. It's like I literally just put my foot on the gas pedal for this record."

    Order Surgical Meth Machine via Nuclear Blast here: http://nblast.de/SurgicalMethMachineNB

    More on Surgical Meth Machine:
    "I'm Invisible" music video https://youtu.be/Z6XHd06qr-Q 
    "Tragic Alert" lyric video https://youtu.be/ljgs9Bbe_wU
    "I Don't Wanna" lyric video https://youtu.be/SSJUcASLHjE
    Album trailer 1
    Album trailer 2
    Album trailer 3
    Album trailer 4
    Album trailer 5
    Album trailer 6 

     Sons Of Texas For November Tour.

    Sons Of Texas.Monday 18th July 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
    2Wed 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

     Sworn Amongst Announce August UK Tour.

    Sworn Amongst.Monday 18th July 2016
    "Coming out of Hull with an army of destructive riffs and a ton of scowling brutality Sworn Amongst are the new heroes of Brit Metal" - Metal Hammer

    Northern metal quintet SWORN AMONGST are pleased to announce their return to the road this summer. They will hit the UK this August, joined with technical metal quartet Cambion for a run of dates to continue promoting their incredible new album 'Under A Titan Sky'

    Check out the title track and latest single release from the bands new album here  - https://soundcloud.com/dominopr/04-under-a-titan-sky

    After destroying their slot at this year's UK Tech Metal Fest, the band returned hungry to get back out there and do what they do best, play live shows. 

    Live dates are as follows:

    Aug
    19th - The Frog, Worksop
    20th - Alma Inn, Bolton
    21st - King Billy, Northampton
    22nd - The Cavern, Exeter
    23rd - The Portland Arms, Cambridge
    24th - The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
    25th - Sanctuary, Basingstoke

    Sept/Oct
    30th – 2nd – Mammothfest

     Crown The Empire To Release New Album 'Retrograde'.

    Crown The Empire.Friday 15th July 2016
    Rising rock band Crown The Empire is on the cusp of major mainstream breakout success with their upcoming album, Retrograde, which will be released on July 22nd via Rise Records. In anticipation today, the band has premiered a video for a brand new song called "Hologram." Fans are also invited to pre-order the record now at iTunes and cte.merchnow.com
    Watch the video for "Hologram" now by clicking HERE
    ""Hologram" could only be written after touring 200+ days a year for half a decade. It's a self-examination of the people we've become and the relationships that we've carried through this period of growing up while a part of something more than ourselves." - Andy Leo

    The video for "Hologram" follows the band's recent video and track releases for "Weight of the World" and "Zero," which have stirred up an abundance of excitement for the record in the last few weeks. The band's forthcoming record Retrograde is their third studio album and follow-up to 2014's Billboard Top 10 charting record The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways.

    Fans can catch Crown The Empire on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/Crowntheempire for updates.

    July 15 - Burgettstown, PA - Warped Tour @ First Niagara Pavilion
    July 16 - Columbia, MD - Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
    July 17 - Holmdel, NJ - Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center
    July 19 - Noblesville, IN - Warped Tour @ Klipsch Music Center
    July 20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Warped Tour @ Blossom Music Center
    July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Warped Tour @ Riverbend Music Center
    July 22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Warped Tour @ The Palace of Auburn HIlls
    July 23 - Tinley Park, IL - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
    July 24 - Shakopee, MN - Warped Tour @ Canterbury Park
    July 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheatre
    July 27 - Maryland Heights, MO - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    July 28 - Bonner Springs, KS - Warped Tour @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
    July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Warped Tour @ Utah State Fairpark
    July 31 - Denver, CO - Warped Tour @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot
    Aug 1 - Albuquerque, NM - Warped Tour @ Balloon Fiesta Park
    Aug 2 - Scottsdale, AZ - Warped Tour @ Salt River Fields
    Aug 5 - San Diego, CA - Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
    Aug 6 - Mountain Vi